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About The advocate. (Portland, Or.) 19??-19?? | View Entire Issue (Sept. 22, 1923)
An Independent Paper Devoted ,to the
Interest« «/ the People
PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1923
PRICE 6 CENTS
BAPTIST PREACHER SOLVES ICE AND EDEL PROBLEM FOR PEOPLE
WOMAN OBJECTS TO COLORED POSTMAN
INDIANAPOLIS WHITS WOMAN WRITS® SECRETARY NSW TO RE
MOVE COLORED MAIL CARRIER OPP HSR ROUTS—OBJECT
ED TO HAVING HER MAIL DELIVERED BY BLACK MAN
Threaten* Bodily Injury to Latter Carrltr.—Secretary Write* That All the
Powar of Government Would Bo Brought Into Play to Protect
Carrier If Noooaaary
(Spec 1*1 to Th* Advocate)
IndlanapoHa, Ind., Kept. It.—That
the United Blate* government I* able
to protect all of II* employee* and
ha* th» dlipoaltlon to do so ia the
burden of ■ letter received by Mr*.
Otto J. Deed* (white) of th I* elty
from Postmaster General Harry 8.
New. Mr*. Lead* objected Io having
a colored man deliver her mall and
when the local poetmaaler refused to
remove the carrier from hl* route,
■ha wrote General New, threatening
bodily Injury to the carrier If a white
man waa not placed on the district.
General New'* letter ha* won general
aaUefactlon from both white and col
ored people, not only In thia state,
from which he ball*, but from all
over the country. The letter follow*:
"My dear Madam: Your letter of
July 13. complalSug that a colored
man la serving a* mall carrier on the
route ou which you happen to live In
Indiauapolls, ha* been brought to my
attention. I note your complaint* and
your Implied threat* directed against
thia man. I am further Informed, a*
I have been on previous occasions,
that you have repeatedly complained
of the fact that your route waa thus
served, employing most Intemperate
language and threatening all sort* of
consequence* to the carrier If the
matter was not arranged to your per
"I have to aay that there are a
number of colored carrier* In the ser
vice of the Indianapolis postoffice as
there are In poatofficaa all over the
country. These men have attained
their position* In accordance with the
requirement* of the law and the post
office regulation*. They are entitled
to the respect to which all faithful
employe* of the United State* gov
ernmen tare entitled to all time* and
at all place*, without regard to race,
color or political consideration. The
Poetoffice Department could not. If It
could, be so unjust to thia the con
sequence of such n violent outburst
a* la contained In tho letter over
your signature which la now before
mo. and the department would re
mind you that all the power thl* gov
ernment haa at its command will be
employed to protect It* employe*
■ gainst violence or wrong resulting
from anybody'* prejudice*, from what
ever cause arising, so long as those
employe* faithfully discharge the du
ties which have been entrusted to
them, which I am assured by the
postmaster at Indianapolis the carrier
In question does. Very respectfully
yours. Harry 8. New, Postmaster-
THE REV. FOX RE-APPOINTED
Rev. A. H. Fol has returned from
the Puget Mound Annual Conference
which convened on the 11th of the
month at Hpokane, Wash., and will,
for the fifth successive year, pastor
the local Bethel church. His congre
gation and friends are rejoicing over
the fact that Rev. Fox waa elected
as a delegate to the General Confer
ence. which will convene In Louis
ville, Ky . during the month of May,
1*23. The Rev. D A. Graham of Ta
coma and the Presiding Elder Clem
ens of Anaconda. Mont., were In the
race for the honor but were defeated
on the 16th ballot by the Rev. Mr.
Fox. The other delegate elected was
Presiding Elder 8. E. Bailey of Yak
ima. Wash , who was elected on the
Oral ballot. Rev. Fox reported an in
crease in every department of hie
work. The total amount of dollar
money reported waa 11,577.00, and
the total amount of conference claims
The Missionary 8o
clely reported $840.00 and Mrs. A.
R. Fox was re-elected conference
president of the society.
PASTORS PREACH GOOD SER
Rev. J. W. Anderson, pastor of Mt.
Olivet Baptist Church, preached a
wonderful sermon from the subject.
•'What Think Ye of Christ?“ last
Sunday morning. It was both in
structive and unique. Rev. Anderson
had just returned from the Baptist
convention In California and la en
thusiastic over the outlook of his
church; he Is full of new inspira
tion and thoughts as a result of the
contact there with other divines.
Rev. Anderson was appointed on a
number of Important committee* dur
ing the session.
Rev. E. J. Magruder, Bunday night,
at Zion church, hit dancers and thea
600 Goodnough Building
tergoers a hard blow when he gave
them a wordy left hand upper-cut at
6th and Yambill 8treeta
the right jaw. staggering them with
Portland. Ore. his knowledge of the evils of both
subjects. Tho shoes fit many feet
present, as it Is a well known fact
that some of our church officers as
well as members not only attend balls
but promote them, and also engage
in the terpslchorean art as well as also
"African golf," etc. Rev. Magruder
Is plain In his denouncements and
does not "beat about the bush.” He
strikes directly from the shoulder
and "speaks out tn the meetin'.“
Those who were out Sunday night
were given an earful to think about.
The choir rendered excellent music,
the audience was good and a very
splendid meeting was had In general.
The conference convenes this week
In Sacramento, Calif. Rev. Magruder
did not go to the conference in per
son but wired his report.
J. S. Bell's Photo Studio
Local and For
eign News Briefs
STAY OFF NOVEMBER 12TH,
MT. HOOD CHAPTER.—Adv.
COLORED WOMEN CALL ON PRES
Ixsadlog colored women of the coun
try called on President Calvin Cool
idge at the White House, Wednesday.
It waa surmised their mission was
ona to And out what the new Presi
dent Intend* to do for the colored
Albert Corley, who last June shot
todeath Frank Barry, both colored,
was found guilty of manslaughter In
the Circuit Court, Tuesday. The max
imum sentence Is 15 years in the
was a drive over the Columbia River and la ready for another careless
Highway. It Is expected that the at rider.
Hon. Harry L. Day, preaident ot the
torney will make bls visit* more fre
Portland Hotel Company, accompa
quently to the city, hereafter.
nied by Mrs. Day, la a visitor at the
hotel from Berkeley, Calif.
NEWCOMER TO LIVE HERE
Henry Hayes, who hopped bells at
Among newcomer* to Portland is
Wm. R. Keye of Omaha. Neb., who The Gearhart during the summer, has
I* making his boms at 311 Larrabee gone to Butte, MonL, ou a visit to
Street. Mr. Keye says be likes Port relatives.
land and is (harmed with her peo
J. K. Kaufman, former manager of
ple. L. Barnes, a railroad man from The Portland, recently manager of
Chicago, spent several days with Mr. the Gorge Hotel, is planning to open
a high class restaurant about Novem
Keye this week.
ber 1st in the building formerly the
MAYOR BAYS BLACKS MUST GO old Marquam theater.
George W. Hedge, a dining car
Johnstown, Pa.. Sept. 1*.—Mayor
Joseph Cauffiel of Johnstown an waiter running out ot Chicago, last
nounced last night that he had re week paid $100,000 for a 24-apartment
plied by telegraph and special de apartment house, at 44th and Indiana
livery later to Governor Pincbot’a tel avenue.
egram requesting the reasons for the
city executive's recent order that col
BUY A HOME
ored people who have resided here
Mr. and Mrs. William A. McGill,
for lea* than seven years must leave.
Mayor Cauffiel refused to say what who formerly resided at 6*6 Kearney
he told the governor, but reiterated 8treet, have purchased a borne at 6*1
his order that Negroes must “pack Union avenue, North, nnd have moved
up and go.'
GOES TO TACOMA
Mrs. W. L. Reese of 260 Twelfth
Street, left last Monday to spend a
week or ten days visiting her mother,
Mrs. J. H. Ryan, a prominent busi
ness woman of Tacoma.
Asked it be would modify the stand
the mayor declared:
"No, 1 have
nothing to apologise tor. 1 will make
no excuses to anyone. I did what I
saw was my duty and I will continue
to order every Negro who has not
lived here seven years to get out and
Mayor Cauffiel was eliminated as
Six-room bouse furnished, on Albina
avenue; $500 down and tho balance a candidate for re-tiectlon, returns
to sulL Call Charles Riely, Atwater from yesterday's primary indicated.
In a field of seven candidates, he
was running fifth.
Wanted—A woman to keep house
for a woman physician. One tn fam
ily; good wageo. Will furnish trans
portation. if necessary. Write or call
The Advocate, suite 311, Macleay
Bldg. Portland, Ore.—adv.
Five-acre chicken ranch for sale.
Five-room house and garage.
Owner In Portland. 419 Abington Bldg.
TO THE PEOPLE OF PORTLAND
You are cordially Invited to the
Elk's Barber Shop.
We carry a full line of Hair Prep
Madam Walker's Hair Grower,
Madame DeNeal Hair Grower,
The Star Hair Grower,
G. A. Morgan's Hair Goods,
High Brown Preparation,
Nelson Hair Grower,
We are here to aerve you. Service
Is our motto.
ELKS BARBER SHOP
Phone Brdwy 5388. 315 Flanders St.
E. W. Agee, Prop.
PROMINENT ATTORNEY VI8IT8
R. W. Watts, prominent lawyer of
Tacoma, was a visitor In the city
last Sunday and was the guest of
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. H. Benjamin, 460
East 18th street North. Among some
of the pleasure enjoyed while here
*31.50 ALL WOOL 8UIT FREE
The Bell Tailors, Dept. 1433, Chi
cago, Ill., will make a fine tailor to
measure suit or overcoat free for one
man in each locality who will show
and recommend thMr high grade
made to-measure clothes to a tew
Simply send them your
name and address and they will send
you a large assortment of wool sam
chart and their free suit offer.—adv.
ATTORNEY AT IAW
41* Abtagton Bldg.
Colored Millionair* With Holding* in Several States, Finances Nsw Com
pany-—Modern Plant Turns Out Thirty Tone Psr Day«-—
Demand Greater Than th* Output
(Special to The Advocate)
Little Rock, Ark., Sept 18.—“You
can’t keep a good man down,” nor a
good race. That strikes the keynote
that haa been responsible tor the suc
cess of the People's Ice A Fuel Co.,
in this city. It is the outgrowth of
white prejudice and unfair bualnesa
methods on the part of whites.
This city has been peculiar in that
for a number of years Negroes re
tailed practically all the ice made in
thia city. There is a long, dry spell
here which makes the ice business
were doing all the manufacturing.
Eventually, they become concerned
over the Negro retail business. They
drew the line. One Negro who was
operating ten wagons for his trade,
found that he could not get any ice.
Others met with the same difficulty.
White retailers sprang up. The Ne
groes would drive their wagons up
for a supply and would be kept watt
ing all day; while the whites, the new
retailers, came and went, their wag
ons loaded to the brim.
It took a Negro preacher to solve
the problem, the Rev. R. M. Caver,
pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church.
Rev. Caver told his people to make
their own ice. The idea sounded
good. Backing was received from D.
H. Raines, an oil millionaire, Negro,
FORMER PORTLAND MINISTER IS with holdings in Louisiana and resi
MAKING GOOD IN SOUTH
dence in Hot Springs. Raines be
came president of the company to
Rev. I. A. Moore, former pastor of
Zion A. M. E. Church ot this city, manufacture ice, and Caver secre
writes from Monrovia, Calif., to
The result is their present modern
friends here that he is attending con
ference in that city and as usual plant, capable of turning out thirty
made a full report from all depart tons of ice each day, located tn the
ments of his church in Hanford, Cal. manufacturing district of the city,
Rev. Moore attended the conference with their own spur to the railroad.
in his own car, driving from Han They now have a demand In excess
of their supply. AU the stock of the
ford to Monrovia.
People's Ice & Fuel Co. is paid in
A. A. Jones, who formerly resided and earning dividends.
Henry Gibson, pioneer
waiter, Is home after a
brief vlafo to his friends
In Spokane, Wash.
Mrs. P. C. Harrington,
wife of the manager of
The Portland, after successfully man
aging the Gearhart Hotel for the past
several months, returned to the city
William Rutherford, Jr., bell-hop at
The Portland, while taking a motor
cycle ride last Sunday and rubber
necking backward, ran into a “Mich at 376 Borthwick Street, is now keep
igan Orphan" truck and as a result ing bachelor quarters at 371 Wheeler
was knocked unconscious and his side street.
and arma considerably bruised. Ru
therford's motorcycle was badly dam
CLUB WOMEN BUY PROPERTY
aged. The truck waa not damaged
Harriet Tubman Club has completed
— — -
its payments on a piece ot property
For Xwgal Advtea, Sa*
where they hope to erect * building
some time in the future.
WHITE MANUFACTURERS DRAW COLOR LINE IN ICE BUSINESS.—
REV. R. M. CAVER, PASTOR OF ZION BAPTIST CHURCH TELLS
THEM TO MANUFACTURE THEIR OWN ICE
A brand new shipment of HIGH
BROWN toilet articles, 311 Macleay
The Negro company has found that
it can not only sell ice to Negroes,
but the Negro retailers, who had
white trade previous to the “Jim
Crow” tactics of the white retailers,
find that all their old customers
among the whites stay with them.
What everybody seems to want is
good ice, promptly delivered.
ATTENTIONI BEAUTY DOCTORS
California Sun Parlor, School of
Beauty and Culture
Send tor Our Text Book, The Success
ful Hairdresser. Thia book la a thor
ough and complete course in Disease«
of the Scalp and Skin, Facial Mas
sage, Manicuring, Marcel and Water
Waving; an interesting treatise on
all branches of the profession.
8PECIAL PRICE, *3.00
Send No Money—Pay Your Poetman
Classes Begin September 15th
521 NORTH 33RD STREET
Eight-room house and one acre of
ground. House Is modern and the
grounds contain beautiful trees and
shrubs. All kinds of fruit. Improve
ments in and paid. On Mt. Scott
car line, 52nd street. Price reason
able. Investigate this property.
Fire room bungalow, $4000; $500
down, balance like rent.
Four-room bungalow, corner, $4000;
$500 dwon .balance can be arranged.
E. K. 8TANLEY
419 Abington Bldg.
Stay off data September 21st, Ore
gon Fraternal Association.—Adv.
Furnished or unfurnished rooms tor
rent Call Atwater 3419.—adv.
Stay off Hallowe’en night—adv.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22.
Benefit Portland Division No. 391, U. N. I. A.
FRATERNAL HALL, 195 MISSISSIPPI AVENUE
Sgt A. J. Franklin In Command
Everybody come and have a good time. Admission, 25 Cents
Ch«te It CHERRYS Chirp It
J. S. SMITH, Prop, and Chef
Eat at SMITH’S CAFE
Six Months to Pay
HEADQUARTERS FOR GOOD EATS
Boiled Dinners Daily
Hot Bread at All Hours
Our Price* Are Right
WHY NOT DRESS WELL?
We place within your reach, no matter
106 NORTH NINTH STREET
Bet Glisan and Flanders
what your income, the opportunity of being
We are here to give credit,
and if you want credit we want you.
Stylish Men's, Women's, Boys’ and Giris'
Clothing at reasonable prices—and six months
Stay off Thanksgiving—Court of
Colanth* will entertain you. Particu
349 MORRISON STREET
Stay off date October »1st.—Adv.
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Tacoma Store: 1121 Broadway
For Rant—4 unfurnished rooms,
2«* Wheeler Street.
1015 2nd Ave.
Rev. E. C. Dyer, Pastor
Hours: 9 A. M. to 6 P. M.
Telephone Main 5051
Sundays and Evenings by Appointment
New York Dentists
In the Blumauer Building
Northeast corner Fourth and Morrison Stjejts
ALL CLASSES OF DENTAL WORK CAREFULLY
Your Patronage Desired
Independent Baptist Church
6854 N- 10th Street
Residence 313 N. 16th Street
10 A. M.—Bunday School
11 A. M—Sermon, “Take Heed
That No Man Daoelvs You.”
8 P. M.—"Purge Your Consci
ence from Dead Warks to
Serve th* Living God,—Hab.
Wednesday, B P. M, Prayer
Friday. 7 P. M.. Missionary
Good Preaching and Good
You are invited to worship
Phone Broadway 7222
Satisfaction Will B* Mutual
Model Shoe Repair
Th* Right Place to Hav* Your Shoo Repairing Done
272 Washington Street
When You Call a Taxi-Cab
Call Brdy. 0098
BLACK AND WHITE
Stands at all leading hotel* and all parts of the city