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NO d4_________________________________________________ PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY, APRIL 19. 1924
PRICE 5 CENTS
"NORDIC" SUPERIORITY CLAIM "IMPUDENT " SAYS MA6ftZINE WHITER
N. A. A. C. P. RELEASES CONDEMNED MAN
LUTHER COLLIN* CONDEMNED TO DEATH HAI CHANCE FOR AC
QUITTAL THROUGH EFFORT* OF THE HOUSTON BRANCH
OF TH* NATIONAL ABSOCIATION FOR A. C. P.
Whit* Woman Who Claims to Havo Boon Attackod Bald to Bo of III Re
puto.—Coll ma O om Not Aniwtr Description Given by Woman of
Her Assailant.—Bond la Fined at *5,000.00
(N A. A C. I*. Prsaa Service)
NKW YORK. April ll
Culllns. a coIorod man accueed of an
aaaaull upon a «bite woman In Hous
ton. Texas. In 1*22. Imprlaouod «Ince
then and once condemned to death,
obtained a retrial th rout h the Intro
duction of new evidence lathered at
the Houston Branch of the National
Aaaoclatlon for the Advancement of
Colored People, and a* a reault of
the second trial the jury disagreed
and was discharged
II waa learned
afterward« that eight of the jurore
bad stood for acquittal and four for
the Imposition of a light penalty.
It waa originally charged that Col
lin« had assaulted a while woman
while covering her companion with
a revolver. The new evidence eatab
llabed that the white woman waa of
III repute, that Collin» bad been al
home at the time the aaaaull waa al-
leged to have been committed, that
the original description- of the aaaall-
ant given by the woman did not fit
Collin», that her testimony waa con
tradictory. and that It would have
been lmpoe»lble for the action to
have taken place In a crowded part
of the city in which »he asserted It
The strength of the new evidence
and of the caae made by the N. A A.
C. P In behalf of Collin» 1» «hown
by the fact that only four out of a
jury of twelve Texsns wanted Col
Una convicted In the »econd trial and
thoae four wanted, not the death sen
fence, but a tight penalty.
It la expected that Collin» will be
E. O Smith, of the Houaton Branch.
N. A. A. C, P„ writing of the caae.
"The outstanding things In
the caae are: 1 Negroes can make
a ton*, hard fight. The District At
torney announced that 'somebody'
bad been 'unusually buay In securing
affidavits* and In 'stirring up Inter
est.' 3. The worth of the Associa
tion has been concretely demonstrat
ed 3. History has been made tn
nailing these so-called rape lies. 4.
Collins can be freed on bond, as pub
lic sentiment believes him Innocent.
The bond Is *5000 "
Local and For
eign News Briefs
had the pleaaure of a visit from her
son Henry and bls wife, who motored
Fur Rsnt - 6ruom bouse, one block
over from Beattie In their beautiful
to good car service. A. H. Morrow,
new Klckenbacker Coupe; Thursday,
her son Hugh arrived from Callfur
nla to spend the Easter vacation WIN HI8 LOVE AND HOLD IT
Bind him with Invisible chains of
psychic force. I will teach you how
Department 14, Box 117S
Gilbert Kirk, a bellhop
at The Portland, has been
All klnde of ertletlc job printing
III at home tor two weeks, done on our own preos by The Ad-
a victim of tonsilitis, for vocats Printing Company, 311 Ma-
which an operation has clesy Building. Broadway 5807.—adv.
Joe Crane, private waiter at The
RECOVERING FROM ILLNE88
Portland, was taken to Ht. Vincent's
Mr«. Eugene J. Minor was able to
Hospital Bunday, where he recently be out Bunday to the delight ot her
underwent an operation for appendl- friends. Mrs. Minor baa been 111 and
cilia. At first the doctor thought be confined to her borne for several
would have to perform a second op weeks.
eration and began to make prepara
tion. when Joe rebelled and slipped
GRANTED A DIVORCE
out the back door, showing up at the
In Judge Tazwell's
hotel Tuesday. Joe would have gone court. Della Burrell was grsnted a
to work It he had not been prevented divorce from George W Burrell on
from so doing by the manager
the grounds of cruelty.
Daddy Botts, the hoary headed vet
eran who has for several months held
forth as captain In the Portland grille,
Regular meetings of the Portland
was given the gate this week by Branch of the National Association
bead waiter Winningham. The rea for the Advancement of Colored Peo
son. Il la said, was that Botts was ple held every 2nd Monday evening
better looking than Winningham, and . at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, corner
It was feared that he would sooner or Bast Firs land Schuyler Sta.
later get Winningham's job.
J. A. EWING, Pres.
LEE ANDERSON, Sec'y.
HOUSE FOR SALE
Bla-rooms. very desirable lot lOOx
110; 300 feet of roses, all kinds of
fruit trees, bam. chicken yard and
Clarence Cameron White
2 garages. Price. 33800 with terms.
PREMIER VIOLIN SOLOIST
Phone owner. Walnut 2642.—adv.
165 N. 12th 81., this city Mrs. Evans
Is expected to coma )<* Portland and
join her husband
MRS. CROSBY ILL
Mrs. Fanny Crosby, who has been
III at her residence. 329 San Rafael
Street, for some time, was removed
to St. Vincent's Hospital. Tuesday af
ternoon. by Mrs. O. ‘ S Thomas, a
friend of years standing.
Agents can earn 3100 to 3200 week
ly, selling nationally famous sport
clothe» for women. misses and chil
dren at actual wholeaale prices. Man
ufacturer wlahea to establish agents
throughout the country. Act quickly.
Send in your application today. Ask
for tree catalogue.
wear Co.. Longacre Bldg . 1472 Broad
way, room 311, Dept. “A." New York
DOINGS OF THE ELKS
(By Eugene J. Minor.)
Last Sunday was the Elks and
Daughter Elka Memorial Day and the
occasion was observed In a most fit
ting manner. Promptly at 1 o’clock
the member» of the order» assembled
In the Stag Club Auditorium. 381H
Morrison street, where
marched In a body to the Holladay
school. A specially arranged pro
gram was rendered to a large and ap
preciative audience. Those who par-
tlcipaTM in the program were: Bro.
J. A. Merriman, who delivered a
scholarly eulogy; Bro. O. S. Thomas
read "Thanatopsls" in a most fascin
ating manner, bringing out all the
beauty and pathos of the poet's mas
terplece; vocal solo« were sung by
Dt. Dolly Paries; Bros. G. M. Payne
and Lee C. Anderson.
worthy of special mention. The eulo
gy by Dt. Beatrice Cu.uaady on their
late Daughter Rk-hardson was a
splendid tribute to the memory of
the departed. Music by Turner’s or
chestra was excellent, as well as the
mixed quartette. Broa. Payne and
Taylor and Dts. Paries and Scott
Last but not least the sermon by Rev.
E. C. Dyer was a gem of eloquence
and hla portrayal of historical events
concerning the order was both vivid
and enlightening. The audience list
ened to him in breathless silence.
Rev. E. J. Magruder filled the Chap
lain's office with dignity and Exalted
Ruler E. D. Cannady presided in a
most masterly way. Bro. Duke Jack-
son led the march with his drum.
sad intelligence ot the illness of her
son, Frits Cumby in San Diego. Fritz
1» not expected to live.
Brother G. M. Payne and Dt Payne
were out to the Memorial service in
their newly acquired Buick touring
"Bill" Agee, Jr., was right on the
job with mamma and papa Sunday.
"Bill" Phillip Moore locked fine in
his fez and was the envy of other
Bros. Payne and Dunlap had charge
of the music at the Memorial serv
ices Sunday and deserve praise for
Dahlia Temple has some beautiful
new stationery with Elk heads, etc.,
done in purple.
The lodge received a proclamation
from the Grand Exalted Ruler. J. Fin
ley Wilson, sent recounting the pro
gress the lodge is making through
out the country. He stated that Pitts
burgh is ready for the Grand Lodge
convention In August. He says that
there are seventy-five new lodges and
clubs established in the West Indies
and he expects to go to Cuba in the
near future to establish the organiza
tion. More than 3.000 members have
been added in New York city since
the last session of the Grand Lodge,
and Tennessee has made the biggest
gain of all the states.
Grand Secretary Bates reports that
Stag Auditorium and
Says Every Modem Race la of Mixed Descent.—Average of Intelligence la
Found Equal In AU Races.—Civilization Derived From
Mediterranean or Dark Races
(N. A. A. C. P. Press Service.)
Mr. Smertenko's conclusion is that
The “self-admiration'' purveyed by the "advocates of the ‘Nordic’ theory
Grant. Lothrop Stoddard mislead the public.”
and other writers who maintain that
the “Nordic” race is superior to all
others, is sharply challenged in an
article by Johan J. Smertenko. pub
lished in the New York Times "Cur
rent History” Magazine for April,
1924. Mr. Smertenko. after pointing
out that this theory of Nordic su
premacy is derived from Connt Gobi-
neau and Houston Stewart Chamber-
lain, whose book was used by the
German Kaiser for militarist pur
poses. quotes America's foremost an
thropologist, Professor Franz Boas of
Columbia University, as ridiculing
Sheriff T. M. Hurlburt, who is seek
the Nordic pretensions.
Of the Madison Grant, Lothrop ing re-election to the office he has
Smertenko so faithfully and efficiently filled.
“They are sentimentalists Mr. Hurlburt has made good and his
blinded by fear, staggering under a many supporters and friends are of
prejudice and wholly lacking in any the opinion that the voters will en
basis ot scientific knowledge. Con dorse him again at the coming elec
sciously or not, they base this fantas tion.
tic farrago of cephalic indexes, skull
' sutures, brain weights, intelligence WILLIAMS AVENUE Y. W. C. A.
36 new lodges have been organized tests and cultural stages on the very
during the last quarter. He reports earliest and most antiquated ethno
The Blue Triangle Club spent a
that the order has invaded Texas and logical postulates and shun the later
moat profitable Sunday afternoon at
that they expect to establish many investigations and the demonstrated
the Y. W. on the 13th. An interesting
conclusions of such anthropologists, program was rendered. Miss N. M.
Brother Adolphus Clay, the Esteem physiologists and psychologists as
Ivey presided. A social hour fol
ed Leading Knight, has gone to Se Ripley, Boas. Lowie, Dixon, Spencer.
attle for a short period. We shall Haeckel, Lamarck. Pavlov, Cunning
The Grade School Giris are having
miss him very much as he is a hard ham. Stockard, Guyer. Smith. Grif
an Easter -party, Saturday afternoon
worker for Rose City lodge.
fith. Weigert and Woodworth—to at 2:30 p. m.
mention only a few ot the most noted
The High School Reserves are hav
WE THANK YOU
in each field."
ing their social hour on Easter Sun
The Advocate Printing Company
The fact, says air. Smertenko, as day at 5 p. m.
wishes to thank most sincerely the distinguished from the misrepresen
The Mothers’ Club met Tuesday.
following who have given us job print tation of the “Nordic" writers is not April 15th. The attendance was ex
ing since the Installation of our press only that every modern race is of cellent.
March 7th: Rev. E. J. Magruder, the strongly mixed descent, but that the
The secretary is to present the
Swastika Club. Rev. E. C. Dyer. Mrs. average of intelligence has not been work of the Branch at the Missionary
I. L. Davidson. Mrs. W’. C. Becton. found to differ among races.
Mr. Society of the East Moreland Presby
J. D. Emery. Eugene Carden. W. H. Smertenko further points out that so- terian Church on Friday.
Holliday. James Bruce. William Bu called “Nordic” civilization has been
Dr. Waggoner of the Oregon Hy-
ford. Mrs. Clara Anderson. O. W. derived from Mediterranean or dark- | giene Society is giving a course of
Stevens, Arthur Lebon (Berkeley. skinned peoples, from the Chinese, ! lectures to the Loyal Comrades on
Calif ), Jasper Williams. R H. New Ethiopians, Jews, Romans. Greeks Social Hygiene at their meetings of
by. Elmer Lawrence, H. B. Trueitt, and Babylonians.
Tuesday nights at the Branch.
Henry Austin. J. A. Ewing. Eugene
Carr. J. D. Davis, J. W. Houser, Sayde
EASTER BIG DAY AT ZION
Tettlebaum. Booker Kirk. Clifford E.
One of the best programs ever prepared in the history of the church
Daniels, Mrs. Oscar Brandon. Mrs. will take place in Zion on Easter Sunday (tomorrow).
Josef Wisdom. A. J. Morton. Earl F
6. A. M. Sunrise Prayer Service. This should be the most important
Bushnell, E. W. Morton, Wilber I. of the day. Come let us feast together.
Marshall. L. A. Ashford. Mrs. Grace
11 A. M The Sunday School has carefully prepared a very splendid
Williams. Miss Eva Fort (Seattle),
program, which will meet the approval of every Christian man or woman.
Edward Watson. Ben Rutherford. Jno. It is one worth while.
Leo Stewart (La Grande), J. S. Bell,
6:30 P. M.—Come and take part with one of the best Christian En
Mrs. Wm. H. Smith. Mrs. Geo. P. deavors ever organized in Portland.
Moore, Mrs. James Marshall. Mrs.
Special Evening Service
Barney McCoy. Mrs. Charles Mum
Selection ---------------------------------- ....---------------------------------------Turner’s Orchestra
ford. William H. Lloyd. W. M. Ruth Invocation____ _______ ___ _______ ____ ________________ ________
erford. Jr.. Thomas Floyd. Dr. C. M.
Christ Is Risen. Anthem____________ _______________ ____ __________ Choir
Howe. C. E. Ivey, Mrs. Gertrude
Vocal Solo, "Calvary”---------------------- - ------------------------------------- Mrs. H g Rpa(iy
Scott. Mrs. Boyce Strain. Miss Lucile
Christ Arose __ _______ ___ ________________________________________ Choir
Grace Triplett. J. W. Gross, Rev. J. Scripture _ ___ ___________________ ______ ____ __
W. Anderson. Earl Morrison. D. L. Prayer ............. .... .... .... .......................... ......... ................... ..
Thomas. Mrs. A. B. Clay, Harold
Were You There? Jubilee.___________ ___ _________________ ____ ____ Choir
Reese. Mrs. L. A. Ashford. Charles
Selection ...................... ..............-............. —.......
Adams. Mrs. R. D. Luscher. Miss
Easter Message------------------------------- ------------------------------ ------ Ladies’ Quartette
Schlieski. Mrs. Roy C. Garnett. Mrs.
Solo, "Supplication"-----------------------..--------- _------------- --------- Mrs. w B Holmes
W. R. Peek. Rose City Lodge of Elks.
He Arose, Jubilee_______________ 1___________________ ____ __ _______ Choir
Al. G. Green. Dahlia Temple, Mrs.
Anthem ---------------------------------..---------------------------------------------------------------- Choir
Pearl Love. Mrs. Zula Lowe, Up-to-
Sermon, "From Tomb to Throne Eternal"________ ____ .Rev. E. J. Magruder
Date Cleaners and Tailors, Mrs. W.
Invitation __________ __ ____________________________
F. Smith. Dr. W. G. Woodruff. Mr.
Offering ___ _________________________________________________ _ _
Pendegrass (Berkeley. Cal.), Harvey
Mrs. K. Gray. Directress
Moore (Berkeley. Cal.), Mrs. A. An
Miss K. Mills and Mrs. H. S. Ready, Pianists
derson. William McKinley Taylor,
Mrs. J. D. Patton. Mrs. Hattie Red
mond. C. C. Winn (Berkeley. Cal.),
Mrs. L. K. Weeks, Overton Transfer
Co.. Mrs. Beulah Allen. Portland
LIBERAL CREDIT TO ALL
Branch N. A. A. C. P., and George
In Recital at Bethel A. M. E. Church
LICENSE SOCIAL CLUB
Hereafter, clubs which receive a Wednesday Evening, April 23, 1924
charter In the state will also have to
MRS A. R. FOX. Manager
obtain the sanction of the mayor and
the City Commissioners before oper
BOOK CANVASSERS FAKERS
American Legion advises that
FOR YOUR LIBRARY
they have received reports that two
Scott's Official History of Th« Am
or more men are canvassing the resi
erican Negro In th« World War, by
dence districts for a book entitled
Emmett J Scott, AM. LL.D., special
"Home Friend Magaxlne." and inform
assistant to the secretary of war, can
ing their prospective purchasers that
be purchased at The Advocate of-
the proceeds go to the Amerclan Le
Dee. 311 Macleay Building. Broadway
gion. As thia la not true, the Legion
I-ast week. Mrs. Clara Anderson 5807.—adv.
aska the assistance of the police bu
The Daughters made a fine show
reau to put a stop to this misrepre ing In the line of March with their
beautiful new hundred dollar banner
which had been presented to them
FOR SALE—8-room house, *150.00 by the brothers for the occasion.
down and balance *25 per month. A Special compliment should be paid
snap; act quick. A. H. Morrow, Real to Daughter District Deputy Helen
Estate, 311 Macleay Building. Phone Morton, who carried the huge ban
ner on the long line of march with
out faultering. especially as it Is
many times larger than she Is.
Patronize our advertiser«.
The contest on the Elks’ Sedan car
MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT
Is now under way and tickets will
be on the market again about the
ELISE W. REYNOLDS HOME
first ot the week. Everybody will be
given an opportunity to buy an inter
Scientific Scalp and Facial Maseage eat ticket in thia beautiful sedan.
Broa. G. M. Payne and W. L. Dun
Treatm anta for Dandruff, Falling
lap were In charge of the music in
Hair and Baldness
the memorial program and furnished
an excellent program for the lodges.
Hair Dressing and Manicuring
The Daughters of Dahlia Temple
brought Miss Elsie Love through the
DE NELO METHOD
mysteries of the Temple into the
3*1 Roselawn Avenue
light of Daughter Elkdom on last
Phono Walnut 1884
Tuesday night. Daughter Elsie Love
COLORED WOMEN, IS THIS JUS is the sister of Arthur and Ernest
Love, members of Rose City Lodge.
A few days ago a white man named The Daughters are giving a progress
Chitty, in company with a colored ive dinner on May Day.
Dt. Marion McClear received the
woman named Rose Word, were ar
rested, and on the way to jail the
white man immediately 'made charges
NEGRO LABOR IMPORTED
against his companion ot having
robbed him of his money and jewelry.
La Grande Man Wanta to Know How
At the trial Tuesday In police court,
to Halt Practice
the woman was sentenced to one year
and two months in jaii, while the
Salem. Ore., April 14.—James H.
white man was turned loose.
Johnson ot La Grande, in a letter re
ceived at the offices of C. H. Gram,
state labor commissioner, asked if
Men or women to take orders for
anything could be done by the state
genuine guaranteed hosiery for men.
to stop the importation of J^gjo
women and children. Eliminate darn
y nm ■jttM-«yrian «mm»
workmen by the Bowman-Hicks Lum
ing. Salary *75 a week full time,
ber Company. The company operates
For Dinners, Luncheons, Teas, Socials, Parties, Receptions,
*1.50 an hour, spare time. Beautiful
For Dinners, Luncheons, Tea«, Socials, Parties, Receptions,
in Eastern Oregon.
Entertainments of all kinds, and
Johnson said in hla letter that the
Mills, Norristown. Pa.
lumber corporation recently imported
14 Negro workmen from the South,
PIONEER VERY ILL
and that they received positions in
Mrs. M J. Drake, mother of E, H.
preference to unemployed whtie men
Flcklln, is very low of paralysis and
living in the vicinity of the com
Is not expected to live.
Hicks company is a Kansas concern,
BABY GIRL MAKES DEBUT
and recently purchased large timber
381 East Morrison Street
Born, to Mr. and Mrs Alfred Evans,
holdings in this state- Oregonian.
March 17th, a baby girl. Both mother
Phone East 8007
and baby are doing finely. They re-
A Chinaman shave« only on days
DINNERS SERVED EVERY SUNDAY
' side in Austin. Texas, nad are rela
Indicated on his calender as "lucky
tives of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Patton.
JOHAN J. SMERTENKO, WRITING IN CURRENT HISTORY MAGAZINE
SAYS STODOARD GRANT AND OTHER WRITERS ARE SENTI
MENTALISTS. BLINDED, FILLED WITH PREJUDICE
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