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Oregon’s ^I^egro Weekly
PORTLAND. OREGON, FRIDAY. MARCH 22. 1946
Prominent "F iat" Bartendress
In Mysterious Love Triangle
PORTLANDERS ARE BAFFLED
AS THE EVENTS UNFOLD
CHURCHILL GETS "NO!"
TO NEXT WA R BUILD-UP
] pressing her view of the affairs.
By Chesley E. Corbett
From People’s Voice
From the contents of her letter
As a clap of thunder from a
Britain’s role as a colonial op
clear sky came the news last and the information given to Ed
pressor' and respect for the So
up on Russia” speech at Fulton,
week that the lady-bartendress at wards, Mrs. Edward was not and
viet Union as an ally in the war
Missouri, March 5th—if anything
the Oregon Fraternal Association is not now, divorced from her
against fascism was reiterated in
was wedded to one, Mr. Willie former husband, Mr. Steward,
almost every statement. The joint
final stroke that labelled him in
Fitzgerald, in Vancouver, Wash the father of the two children,
letter from Paul Robeson and
who still lives in Chicago, 111.
Dr. Max Yergan, in the name of
Her mother got in touch with
Soon this news began to spread
the Council on African Affairs,
oppressor of the colonial peoples
as “prairie fires”. . . Tongues be him and he, like her mother,
to President Truman said:
gan to wag, telephones were busy, couldn’t understand why she
“Mr. Churchill proposed an al
ently unfavorable reactions of
friends gathered in circles to talk, would do such a thing; they ex
liance which is aimed at preserv
Negro leaders everywhere. Ev
each asking the question, “Is this pressed the opinion that she must
ing the British imperialist sys
erywhere, there was resentment
authentic? Can it be true? How be in a daze or under some hal
tem with the help of American
and shame that the oppressor of
can it? No! It canlit be true! be lucination, that would cause her
troops. He castigated an ally,
cause lady, Mrs. Anna Edwards to leave her home, children and
F ra n k Boyd, newly elected Chairman of the Twin Cities District
which only yesterday played a
ish colonial empire, flatly repudi
OPA Labor Advisory Committee, is shown between Daniel Thomas
is already married to Mr. Henry to bring reproach upon all.
leading role in saving both great
C ruse, OPA Regional Labor Adviser and Dr. Carel C. Koch. OPA
ated by his own countrymen in
Frim what we have been re
(Hank) Edwards and they live
Britain and our country from de
District Director for St Pa Minn.
the British electoral landslide to
at 1362 N. Benton Ave., where liably informed Mr. Edwards has
feat by the forces of fascism. He
the Labor Party, should have
they purchased and furnished a been striving to ascertain if Mrs.
deliberately omitted any refer
beautiful home last December;” Edwards had secured her di
ence to the widespread suppres
States to express ideas that World
however, after the excitement vorce and has been trying to
sion by Great Britain of the
War II had been fought to wipe
all was found out that it was true, have her legally wed him since
struggle for freedom among the
so far as. a form of wedding cere she came here from Chicago.
colonial and, semi-co! ->nial peo
y Dolly Young, 2018 N. E. I Everywhere there was indigna ples of Africa, India, Indo,
mony is concernd, that the par- They purchased the property agj In last we&rs issu e / page om
Truman and elsewhere. In these respects,
Ave., announces the mar tion that
toes, aforsaid, entered into a wed husband and wife, and have held we stated that Dr. Robert
ding ceremony in Vancouver, themselves out to the public as Joyner was president of the Port- riage of her daughter, Joe Anna should have been his silent açd we regard Mr. Churchill’s speech
Washington, over a week before such; however common law mar and Vancouver. Branches of thuA Yeung,
. , , in Vancouver, Wash.,
_ „ evidently acquiescing partner, Sp as a call to war upon the Soviet
March Tth by Rcv. J. F. this speech. The accusation thet Union, and continued oppression
the news was circulated, however, riages are not recognized in Port N. A. A. C. P. This is a mistake;
h e is only president of the Port J S . m t h o f t h e F . r s t A M , E. Zion Truman was a collaborator in the of colonial peoples. We do not
the strange and most peculiar land.
, , _
church, Portland, to Mr. Arthur Churchill speech
given believe the American people will
There is still another angle to land
thing about it all was that even
Bradford, of Seattle, Wash. It foundation in reports that Secre stand for that.
after the supposed marriage, Mrs. this triangle-there is a lady who
Mr. Mark Smith is the efficient,
Fitzgerald didn’t leave her home lives on N. Ross Ave., who is, so and capable president of the Van was a quiet, but beautiful cere tary of State Byrnes and Bernard
“That the President of the Uni
witnessed by her Baruch, Truman adviser, flew to
and remained in the same house we are reliably informed, about couver Branch and is doing a mony and
ted States introduced Mr. Chur
grandmother, Mrs. Joe Anna Miami for conferences with the
with Mr. Edwards, who didn’t to be confined, and who is sup swell job and getting results.
chill and sat upon the platform
Page, her uncle, A. G. (Charlie) foriper prime minister, two days
know anything about the details posed to be the wife, or sweet
while his speech was being de
heart . of Mr. Fitzgerald. When
before the speech, and the com livered, adds to the affront and
mon knowledge that a foreign
Almost two weeks after the al approached by a reporter she like court or common law, are legal; of the family, Mr. S. A. Kiser.
They are residing in Seattle, politician would hardly make a makes Americans question whe
leged marriage Mr. Edwards at Mr. Edward, didn’t know about that there cannot be any prose
ther Mr. Churchill was speaking
revolutionary political proposal in not only for himself and the Brit-
last discovered or heard about it this affair and was putting all cution of the lady, unless it is
The many friends of the bride the presence of a head of a state
and after an investigation found her hopes and trust in Fitzgerald, by the husband in Chicago and,
(Continued on page 4)
and groom wish them happiness without prior consultation with
out that it was true; at that time who recently returned from over we are reliably informed, he will
and success. The Portland In- him
the “bride and groom” had gone spas where he is a member of the not do this.
We feel especially sorry for i quirer s staff join in congratulat-
to Seattle, Washington, leaving Merchant marines.
Channing Tobias, national sec
happy couple and bid retary of the YMCA, briefly sum-
Friends of all parties concernd the children, whom, we are in-uln®
two girls, the children of anoth
er marrigae of Mrs. Edwards, tried to comfort and console Mr. formed, have been sujected to;) them luck.
mariced the reaction of all to
with Mr. Edwards, the girls are Edwards and the lady on Ross quite a bit of embarrassment b;
Churchill’s proposal for a US-
inquisitive schoolmates at school
of “teen ages” ranging somewhere St. as best they could.
British alliance against the Soviet
Then, behold, Sunday last Mr. asking pointed questions afti
from 9 to 14.
Union. Quoting the Atlanta Con
It is requested by the pastor stitution, he said: “Mr. Churchill,
Mr. Edwards was frantic. He and Mrs. Edwards are seen to listening to adult gossip.
Officers of the BiUy Webb
Yes, there is a triangle, more- and members of the ch jrch that the answer is NO!”
was almost insane and raced a- gether, seemingly happy and en
Lodge of I. B. P. O. E., in Port
all babies of Vanport up to ten
bout the street in a dazed man joying themselves at “The Fra
land, received word that Hon.
ternal Hall.” He was at the jute the lady on Ross Ave., who soon months old be brought to the port, March 31, 11:30 a. m. Sun J. Finley Wilson, the Grand Exal
Trusting and hoping that he was book and for several times he is expected to be a mother, the church and blessed in an annual day at Recreation Center No. 2. ted Ruler of Elks will not be able
Rev. B. T. Carey, Pastor.
wrongly informed he would ac played this number “THAT’S fate of four people hang in the affair that will be held in Van-
to come to Portland at the pres
cost friend after friend and re WHEN HEART ACHES BEGIN balance.
ent time, or before the Grand
late his tale of woe, only to find
Lodge, which is held in August.
out that they already knew, and you find your sweetheart in the wards’ mother correct? Was sh*
Prior to receiving this informa
had known for over a week the arms of some one else.” Yes, in a daze when swept off her
tion Mr. Wilson had planned to
that is where heart aches begin.
come to Portland and deliver an
Mrs. Edwards turned in her caused her to forsake Edwards,
' Mr. Edwards then got in touch
address to the public and tour
with Mrs. Edwards' mother, in
other parts of the Northwest;
and taint her name to go through
Chicago, 111., by phone and broke nal hall without comment.
however important national prob
As we go to press we do not the form or ceremony? Or was
the news to her; later she wrote
lems ahd affairs within th$ con
to him and sent a very sweet, know the final outcome, we un she under some unknown intox*
fines of his Order demanded his
consoling and sad epistle ex- derstand that Mrs. Edwards was icating influences? What possess
last seen with her children on ed Fitzgerald to forget the littl*
We all regret this as the Exalt
Benton, we do not know where lady on Ross Ave., and his ex*-1
ed Ruler is a “FINE BILL,” a
Mr. Fitzgerald is, nor what at pectant heir and do suen a fooUj
Courageous Leader, and an elo
titude the former husband of Mrs. ish and rash act? What are the
Edwards, Mr Steward, of Chi subtle or governing influenced •
cago, or the lady on Ross Ave., that prompt and urge Mr. Ed* | |i
) expectant mother, will take, ev- wards, after all the comment,- no* j $
toriety, and gossip, to again
I erything is in a quandry.
1 Your editor regrets that the af with Mrs. Edwards at Fraternsgt!
fa ir s are so complicated, he per- hall and welcome and receive her j
sonally knows the Edwards and back home, after all that h<* *°OD GOODS— Anthony Federoff of CIO; Bennett S. Chappie, Jr.,
The Portland Inquirer is non-
cues- :*,a*rman Employee* Contribution Division; Harry A. Teri* of AFL;
Mr. Fitzgerald and has the high- passed” These, and similar
political and independent as to
ind John P. Busarello of the United Mine Workers, who work together
politics. It is not publicised by
cst regard for all This much is tkms baffle and puzzle the citiz- ,» leaders of the Pittsburgh Chapter American Red Cross 1946°Fund
known, and from a legal stand- en Portland. Mrs. Edwards has Campaign, are shown examining some of the doth used by Reid Cross
khy party nor person. V/e stand
ready to defend candidates, or
cihidcro them on issues or their
the husband m Chicago. neither City of Ro*cs, a Real Triangle help the Red Cross to continue its servic -a to servicemen and civilians
throughout the year and around the globe.
of the marriages, whether b y , and much to possip about.
" T ds alone.
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