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PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY, APRILS, 1924
PRICE 6 CENTS
1 ONE TIME SLAVE, AFTER YEARS, IS NOW A SCIENTIFIC WIZARD
ACTOR DON’T LIKE NEGRO HATER PART
ARTHUR HOHL, PLAYING IN "WHITE CARGO," SAY* IT TAKE* ALL
HI# ENERQY ANO NERVE TO PLAY PART IN NEW PLAY.
SERVED WITH ■LACK BOY* “OVER THERE
Breeds Highest Regard for Race, Therefore
Ho Sayse—Would Remove Blood-
Local and For
eign News Briefs
(By N. A. A. C. P. Press Service.)
NEW ’ YORK. March 38. — Arthur
FOR RENT—Furnished rooms, >7«
Kohl, i a white actor, playing in scored a knockout had the New York Williame Ave. East 1413.—Adv.
’’While Cargo", recently gave an in fighter been more willing to mix It.
terview to the New York American,
Stay off Eaater Monday night
Moore brought Danny Edwards to
in which be said be did not like the New York and was largely responsl Phillipa Guild,—adv.
part of a Negro-hater which he had ble for the breaking down ot the bar
For Rent—Furnished room,
rier against mixed bouts in this state.
"There are some parts that won’t Moore’s best fighter now Is Ansel
permit a man to be democratic.” said Bell, formerly known s« Kid Buller,
Phone Main 7628
Mr Hohl. ’’Here I am trying to be who has been Inactive tor the peat
a good American In private lite, while tew months because of the illness of
Carnival, Feetlval, Baxaar and Fair
In Leon Gorden's new play I au> com his manager.
Supplies, Noveltiee and
polled to Imagine myself a Negro-
Boxing at the new 359th street Ar-
hater eight times a week. k's incon niory will be resumed in the early
si st ent with my past life, even though summer under the supervision of Mr. Marchandise and Wheele Furnished
for Picnics, Bszasra,
the play la a powerful study ot Afrl- Moore, with Sergeant Jack Coleman
290 Third 8tre«t
"You see. It isn't very easy for me
to forget a few thin«« about the col BISHOP FINED FOR RIDING IN Portland
ored race, particularly the part it
For Rsnt—6-room house, one block
played in the World war. Yes, 1 hap
TEXARKANA. March 16—Chargod
pened to be in IL
with violating ths separate coach to good car service. A. H. Morrow,
"I'm not anxious to tell you what I law. Bishop J. C. Martin. Negro of i Broadway 5807.
did In the war. Nor ahalt I tell you the C. M E Church, whose home is
of what the colored troops did there. said to be Jackson. Tenn., was taken WIN HIS LOVE AND HOLD IT
Bind him with Invisible chains of
That's what we've got history books from a Colton Belt train on Its ar
psychic force. 1 will teach you how
for. and It the compilers are not ve rival here this morning from Mem
Department 14, Box 1179
hemently klannlsb they have set phis. Tenn , and placed under arrest
down, or will in due time, all pertain by local police. Later he was fined
ing to the heroism of the colored *25 tn Municipal CourL which he
All kinds of srtietic job printing
troops. 1 saw It, as did many oth paid
on our own press by Ths Ad-
ers; I should like to remember it
It Is said the bishop occupied a
vocats Printing Company,, 311 Ma-
and I am sure others would, loo.
berth tn the Pallman from Memphis
"That is why It requires extraordin to Camden after which he was trans cloay Building. Broadway 5*07.—adv.
ary effort to play the part I am play ferred to the drawing room, from
For Rent—7 room house; 5 rooms
ing now In 'White Cargo.'
which he was taken by the officers,
"But try an I might. I cannot act who had received messages from
827.50. Phone Garfield 1580. Aik for
Wltael without completely exhaust Lewisville to look out for him. The
ing myself. I guess 1*11 have to get bishop Is on his way to Waco. Tex.
rid of this costume It's part of my
Mr. Jackson, formerly of Sprinkle,
service togs, worn for a whole year PULLMAN
LECTURES Texas, was a pleasant caller at The
oo the battlefield. I look it from the
AT DARTMOUTH COLLEGE
Advocate office Monday. Mr Jack-
body of one of my colored men—a
son is in the employ of the railroad
(By Arthur L. LoBon)
hero, of course.—and it's
Pullman porter lectured the other company.
day before a class in Transportation I
FOR SALE—«-room house, *150.00
at Dartmouth College. In spite of the
tact that this was hls first public down and balance *25 per month. A
acquitted snap: act quick. A. H. Morrow, Real
G. Stephana, who form himself easily and effectively.
He Estate, 311 Macleay Building. Phone
erly ran a restaurant in was as much al home on the college Broadway 5*07.—adv.
Astoria and Seaside, has rostrum as In the aisle of a moving
In car. Had the porter been called upon ELKS' AND DAUGHTER ELK*' ME
The Dream Cafe. Seattle. to speak upon subjects other than
Bill Bradley, for a long those which have to do with trans
Speakers at the Elks and Daughter
time porter at The Portland, became portation, It is probable the occasion Elks memorial services Sunday. April
tired and disgusted, as he put it, the would have been even more memor 13th, at 2 o'clock at the Holliday
way things were going, and threw up able. Pullman porters possess Infor school auditorium, will be Brother J.
bls Job to accept a like job at The mation that would not be out of A. Merriman. Daughter E. D. Can-
Cornelius. Here’s hoping you auc- place before psychology, sociology nady. and Brother E. C. Dyer. Vo
cess, Bill, you’re a fine fellow.
and perhaps philosophy classes. They calists, Brother G. M. Payne, Dt. Dol
have the opportunity to be students ly Paries and Brother Lee Anderson.
QUARTET SINGS IN THE DALLE* of human nature, to check up the In audition a quartet will render a
To a full house with more than fancies and foibles of men and selection and Brother O. S. Thomas
two hundred persons turned away women from all parts of the country. will recite "Thanatopsis." An or
who could not be seated, the Inter and to form an estimate of what a chestra will render musical selec
Mountain Blates Quartet gave a fine man la by his appearance. When all tions.
concert of Negro folk songs and plan possibilities are considered it is
tation melodies at The Bailee Tues rather surprising that some college. I For Rent—Unfurnished light house
day night. The quartet Is compos long before this, did not think of ask-' keeping rooms. Walnut 2289.—adv.
ed of Rev. Dr. J. W. Knderaon. inn a portar to lecture.
Mesdames Henry Strawder and Bills
SOME TICKET SELLER
and William Drew. A return engag»
is reported that Mrs. Mary
ment. It Is said, was requested. Rev.
a member of Bethel A. M.
Anderson leaves Friday for Seattle
and on the 24th he goes on a business ance: We want some one to act as E. church, was successful in
survey of his work as executive sec
retary of the Inter-Mountain State« ity to take orders for Fraternal and turn engagement of "The Dust of the
Missionary work. He will go by the Monogram Bill Folds, Pass Books, Earth” drama, given by the Bethel
way of Reno. Frisco, Nevada, thence Cigarette Cases, Belta and other Players at the Portland Women’s
Items, all made to Individual order. Club Bldg.. Friday evening, the 21st
to Denver, Colo.
No experience necessary. Others are of March.
NEW making big money, You can do the
same. Full time or spare time.
MAKES DEBUT INTO WORLD
WESTERN BOXER TO NEW
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Campbell of
Write us today. Beacon Company.
NEW YORK. April 1.—Word has 166 West Adams street, Chicago.— Littig. Texas, are the proud parents
of a fine baby boy which made Its de
been received In New York that Geo. Adv.
but three weeks ago. Both mother
P. Moore, foremost colored fight man
and baby are doing fine. Charles Is
ager. who has been ill at hls home GARDNER ACCUSED OF CRIME
a brother of G. L. Campbell of this
In Portland. Oregon, will arrive In
The many friends and acquait.t-
New York shortly with a promising ances in Portland of Edward
young welterweight boxer. Young well known barber, will regret to hear
Dudley, also of Portland.
of the heinous crime with which he Is
Wm. Henry McKnight and Mrs.
Dudley has made a good record on charged and for which he is a fugi
Francos E. Ward were united in wed
the coast and comes East to meet
tive from justice. Gardner is accused
lock Wednesday in Vancouver, Wash.
some of the leaders In his class. Hls
of a crime against a 13-year old girl
most recent fight was with Marty whom he la said to have invited to The ceremony was performed by Rev.
Rummers of New York at the Port his room. Gardner Is 53 years old E. J. Magruder of First A. M. E.
land Armory a few weeks ago. Ac and married and has been the proprie church.
cording to newspaper reports from
tor of a barbershop In Seattle for a
Harvard Wants Raes Waitresses
that city. Dudley easily gained the
number of years.
10-round decision and would have
CAMBRIDGE. Md.. March 28.—
Race waitresses dismissed from the
For Dinner«, Luncheon«, Tea«, Social«, Parties, Reception«,
back by the authorities who find they
Dance«, Entertainments of all kind«, and for
have to pay white girls more money.
him. Just what caused Davis to end
his life In thia manner is not known.
However, It is said by some of his
friends that he was In love with a
lady who resides in the state of
Washington, and It ,1" thought they
had planned to be married In the
near future and later that she jilted
him. Davis was a member of Rose
City Lodge, I. B. P. O. E. of W.. and
was a true and devoted member. It
seemed that Davis had planned his
tragic end for some time, for all his
business seemed to have been put in
ship-shape order, preparatory to the
The following note was writ
ten to the Exalted Ruler of Rose
City Lodge, E. D. Cannady, just be
fore the fatal shot, it Is thought:
"To my dear Exalted Ruler:
could not stand it no longer, so please
bury me in my full regalia and good
bye. With all of my Brotherly love
to all. No one knows but the one
that Is mixed up in It
Goodbye once and for all.”
Mr. Davis had lived In Portland for
a number of years and was about 45
years old. Very little Is known of
hls relatives as he left no letters or
documents by which they could be l<>
cated. Hls funeral was held Friday
from Finley's Mortuary. The remains
were interred in Rose City cemetery.
The funeral was under the auspices
of Rose City Lodge of Elks. Rev. E.
J. Magruder officiated.
Stag Auditorium and
381 Eaat Morrison Street
Phone Eaat 8007
DINNERS SERVED EVERY SUNDAY
LOCAL MAN COMMIT* SUICIDE
Members of the Order of Elks, ac
quaintances and friends of Paul Davis
were suddenly shocked Monday last
at the news that he had been found
dead as a result of a bullet wound in
his temple, inflicted by his own hand
in his room. 225 Meade street. Those
who had talked to Mr. Davis on Sat
urday saw nothing unusual in his
conduct; he appeared to be as jovial
as ever, which was characteristic of
nurses, had been removed without
cause from her position. Through
the N. A. A. C. P. she was reinstated.
Miss Woode's letter to the N. A. A. C
P. is, in part, as follows:
"Please find enclosed a check for
850 for the National Asociation for
the Advancement ot Colored People.
I want to thank you and the entire
association for the great work you
did in having the U. 8. Veterans'
Bureau give Mrs. Robinson, Peck and
me a square deal.
"I went back to Tuskegee on De
cember 15th, 1923, and was given my
full salary from the date ot suspen
sion to December 15th. I was also
recognized as a permanent nurse, my
time having gone on automatically.
It was Miss ------ who worked with
Dr. Stanley to have me suspended,
also openly expressed herself as be
ing against a colored personnel. , . ,
After the U. S. Veterans' Bureau
sent an investigator to Tuskegee on
our case. Miss ------ was reduced from
acting chief nurse to a staf nurse
and her friend was placed as chief
Miss ------ was acting night
supervisor when I returned to Tuske
gee on December 15th. I knew right
away that I couldn't work under two
women of this type. They had no re
spect for the doctors and other offi
cials of my race. I saw how the
nurses who were standing for race
men and women were being crushed
by these treacherous women.
January 31st. I signed my resigna
tion and passed to Dr. Griffith. I had
already accepted a position here in
Cincinnati as State Pre-Natal Nurse
under the Shepberd-Towner bill.
was very glad to return to Tuskegee
to establish my vindication and also
to receive my check for my back sal
ary. I was glad to clear my status
and leave the place, I hope, forever."
The Portland, Oregon. Division of
The Universal Negro Improvement
Association will hold memorial serv
ices Bunday afternoon at 3 P. M. in
honor of the late Robert Lincoln
Poston, secretary general ot The
Unlveraal Negro Improvement As
sociation. at the Independent Baptist
Church. C2H Tenth street
Public is Invited to attend.
SCHOOL LAW HELD UNCONSTI
Mrs. A. I. Phillip«. Mrs. A. Tolliver,
Mr. G. N White, Mr. J. Hood,
The Compulsory School Law which
Mr. I. Triplett. Mr. J. C. Logan. was endorsed by the voters at the
last election and said to be backed
by the K. K. K. was declared un
v. w. c. A. NOTES
constitutional in the Federal District
The Blue Triangle Club is giving a Court last Monday. The purpose of
“Foot Social" on Friday evening, the law was to compel children in
April the 4th. Everyone is Invited to the grammar grades to attend the
come out and investigate,
public schools after 1926. Talk of
A small but appreciative audience appealing to the Supreme Court of
heard the lecture by Dr. J. A. Merri- the United States is being indulged
man on Tuberculosis on Sunday aft in.
The Baby Clinic was very success
PLAY AT MEN’S RESORT
ful and it is our hope that the moth
Master Ivan Cannady played a vio
ers attending this Demonstration lin solo at the Men's Resort, Fourth
Clinic will attend the Neighborhood and Burnside Streets, Sunday after
Clinics that are being held in the var noon.
His brother, George, accom
panied him on the piano. The young
The swimming attendance is going musicians were warmly applauded
up again and as ths weather is very and were compelled to respond to an
pleasant the attendance should in encore. Rev. Dr. Bowman delivered
the sermon from the subject, "Con
The Housing and Sanitation Com tagion." Several hundred men were
mittee is planning to serve luncheon present.
on Sunday. April the 20th, from 12
WILLIAMS AVE. Y. W. C. A. NOTES
Saturday, April the 5th, is Clean
A. A. C. P. OBTAINS REIN up and Paint-up Day. This is a good
time to do Spring cleaning.
STATEMENT FOR DISMISSED
April the Sth. mass meeting for
women and girls at Bethel A. M. E.
One of Them Sends *50 Contribution church. Dr. Estella Ford Warner will
On the same day a mass meeting
A letter of thanka and a check of tor men and boys ai Zion A. M. E.
*50 have come to the National Asso church. Dr. J. A. Merriman will
ciation for the Advancement of Col speak. Both these meetings will be
ored People, 69 Fifth Avenue. New at 3 P. M. in the afternoon.
York, from Miss Adelle M. Woode, a
registered nurse al Tuskegee Govern
ment Hospital for Colored War Vet
erans, for whom the N. A. A. C. P.
fought for justice at the Veterans’
Bureau In Washington. Miss Woode,
together with two other colored
Regular meetings of the Portland
Branch of the National Association
for the Advancement ot Colored Peo
ple held every 2nd Monday evening
at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, corner
East Firs tand Schuyler Sts.
J. A. EWING, Pres.
LEE ANDERSON, Sec’y.
DONE AT THE
311 Macleay Building
FOR YOUR LIBRARY
Scott's Official History of Th« Am
erican Negro In the World War, by
Emmett J. Scott, A.M., LL.D., special
assistant to the secretary of war. can
be purchased at The Advocate of
fice, 311 Macleay Building, Broadway
Clarence Cameron White
PREMIER VIOLIN SOLOIST
KIDNAPED AND HELD FOR RANSOM.—WORKED WAY THROUGH
PUBLIC SCHOOL AND COLLEGE.—TAUGHT AT TUSKEGEE.
WORLD'S GREATEST AGRICULTURAL CHEMIST
Prof. George Carver, Known as Peanut Wizard, Has Evolved 165 Products
from the “Goober Pea”.—Extracts 300 Paints and Stains
From Old Field “Mud"
Born a slave baby in a Missouri
Negro cabin, now a Fellow in the
Royal Society of England and a scien
tist of international reputation—such
is the vast gulf that George Carver's
life has spanned.
raiders in infancy and released In re
turn for a 3300 race horse, hls amaz
ing discoveries promise- to repay the
slight Investment millions of times
over, through their addition to the
world’s wealth, and particularly to
that of the South. Setting out with
out means, making his own way un
aided through the common schools
and colleges, called to teach in Tus
kegee Institute and for years work
ing in his laboratory silently and un
heralded. then leaping into fame over
night as the greatest agricultural
chemist of the age—such is the brief
story. No Novelist ever conceived a i
more improbable plot
Putting the peanut on the Map
Professor Carver's fame rests pop
ularly on the peanut, from which he
has evolved 165 distinctive products.
These cover the widest range—milks
of half a dozen kinds, butter, cheese,
sherbet, breakfast food, flour, instant
coffee (with cream and sugar, if you
prefer). Worcester sauce, vinegar,
pickles, salad oils, confections, soft
didnks. soap, face powder, cmoplex-
ion cream, shampoo, dandruff cure,
axle grease, stock food, stains, dyes,
inks, what-not The peanut seems to
have been a sort of Aladdin's lamp,
yielding whatever George Carver
asked of it.
But this peanut series, astounding
as it is, only begins the story. The
sweet potato has been made to yield
more than a hundred distinct prod
ucts. We are not so much surprised
at sweet potato flour, tapioca, break
fast food, molasses and other food
products, though sweet potato coffee
and chocolate and crystallized ginger
and after-dinner mints do stretch the
imagination somewhat. But when we
are introduced to seventy wonderful
sweet potato dyes for silk and cotton
goods, we think the limit has surely
Rubber from Sweet Potatoes
Not so. There yet remains sweet
potato rubber, to all appearances as
Evening, April 23, 1*24
MRS. A. R. FOX. Manager
tised it widely for food conservation.
Federal agents have been experi
menting also with his potato mo
The pecan was next attacked, ana
lyzed and subjected to all sorts of
mechanical and chemical processes,
with the result that 78 more prod
ucts have been developed—just a be
ginner, says the wizard. Pecan shells
alone have yielded 27 beautiful dyes.
Okra, dandelions, shrubs, trees, onion
skins, wood aohes, ore all gradually
yielding up their secret, unheard-of
values, chiefly in the form of dyes
to the number of 300 er more. Some
of the common grasses have been
studied also and found to possess
great possibilities as fiber plants.
Egypt's Secrets Rediscovered
Alabama's abundant red clays at
tracted the scientists's attention. He
began work with them. Behold, an
other inexhaustible source of wealth!
From common, old field “mud” the
wizard has extracted a wonderful ar
ray of pigments and paints and
sains, 300 of them, the value of
which may well prove to be fabu
lous. There are browns and reds and
blues in every shade, as brilliant and
apparently as permanent as those
used by the ancient Egyptians to dec
orate Tutakhamen’s tomb—perhaps
made indeed from Egypt's long-lost
formulae now newly discovered. One
(Continued on page four)
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In Recital at Bethel A. M. E. Church
good as ever came from the rubber
tree. Professor Carver refuses to
claim a great deal for hls rubber un
til it has been further tested by
However, Thomas A. Edison
thought well enough of it to invite its
discoverer to join his staff at a mun
ificent salary. It is characteristic of
Professor Carver that he courteously
declined the flattering offer, saying
that he felt he owned his life and
work to Tuskegee and to the South.
During the war samples of Carver’s
sweet potato bread were sent to offi
cials of the Food Administration at
Washington. They refused to believe
it was made from potatoes till they
sent for Carver himself and had him
make and demonstrate his product
\ before their eyes. Then the govern
ment adopted his formula and adver-
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