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PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 1924
PRICE 6 CENTS
ASSOCIATE EDITOR ANSWERS CHARGE THAT BEACH MEN ARE RAPISTS
COLORED MOTHERS JAILED IN TEXAS
WHOLE FAMILY MUST «IRVI FROM TWO TO THRU TRARR IN
"PEN".—THREE BABIRR UNDIR ONI VIAR OF AOI AMONO
NUMBER.— ORANDFATHIR IR ALIO CONVICTED
Nqtlenal Aaneelatlen far the A» vanee ment ef Celere» People I nati tuta In-
veetlgetlen—Charged With Aeeault With Intent
• te M urder
(Special to The Advocate)
NEW YORK. June 14—The Na
tional Association tor the Advance
Tern Thumb Wadding
ment of Colored People today made
Th* Tom Thumb wedding in return
public an account of the jailing in engagement Monday night at Mount
Texas ot three colored bablea, eeven Olivet Baptist church to a well filled
months. I month* and throe month* house was an affair worthy of com
old reepectlvely, with their mother*. mendation.
Little men and little
Th* Houston Poet, ot Thursday morn women were the main attraction* of
tag. Mar 11. print* the following re the wedding beside*, they played
port ot the case:
other Important roles In the program
BLACK BA Bl 14 OO TO PRIBON which was augmented by some of
Mother* »entenced to "Fen”; Take the beet local grown up talent. The
Children With Thom
whole program waa good and all per
Throe suckling Negro bablea were formed admirably. However, special
part of a whole family that passed mention must be made of little Ber
through Houston Wednesday on their nice
way to the penitentiary. They are daughter ot Mr. and Mrs. Edgar
charged with no crime, but their Williams. Bernice In addition to be
mothers, all slaters, two brothers, and ing th* charming little bride, sang
their grandfathers were convicted ot sweetly: "Yea, We Have No Ban
assault to murder In Foard County anas'*. Mesdamee Stevens and Wil
last week. They were in charge ot son bad charge of the affair.
Bud Ruaaell. penitentiary agent Th*
assault waa mad* upon Sheriff L. D.
Victim ef Auto Accident.
Campbell and bls deputies when they Martin, chauffeur for the Wilcox
made a visit to th<. farm operated by family for the past four years, died
the Nagroe* for the purpose ot «tak Tueedsy night In a local hospital as
ing an arrest for some trivial often**. a reault of Internal injuries and a
The brothers. Eugene, 11 and Na fractured skull, which he received
thaniel. 14. were sentenced to the re when the car of bls employer, which
grandfather. ho was driving, left the Shattuck road
Luke, and the three women. Bertha, about a mile south of the Zion church
Lovy and Mandy, war* **nt*nc*d to Monday afternoon, rolled over six
th* Stat* farm for trom two to thre* time*, finally coming to • stop GO
feet down the hillside.
Th* babies ar* Emma Sue, seven
mouths old; May Lou. eight month*
Shot Trying to Escape. Holly Hol-
old. and Bobby Cloud, three months landlne, who Is serving a year's
old. Th* entire family gave their sentence at Kelly Butte, attempted to
surnamee as Wells.
eacape Monday by climbing over a
When the babies are released trom high fence. Hollandine was shot by
th* farm they will be husky young a couple of guards through the right
arm and was taken Immediately to
"W* ain't don* nothin'," on* of th* the county hospital for treatment.
women said. "These white folks said
that we had to go and they wu* no-
body to take the babies *o they had
to come Tong too."
The Negroes are mid to have fired
on the sheriff's fore* with shotguns.
But in spite of this, he gave a letter
to th* agent directed to penitentiary
officials, asking that the family b*
Local and For
eign News Briefs
Cardinal Gibbon* last)tut*, to take ef
fect July 1, at a meeting of the Board
of Trustee* held la Washington on
June 4. The board also engaged Mr*.
Daniel ae assistant-principal and ma
The California Jubilee Quartet
S. Porter, an officer of Mt. Olivet who aang at Mt. Olivet Baptist
Baptist church, is the proud owner church,
gave a fine exhibition of sa
of a handsome Oardner automobile.
cred and jubilee song*, and the large
congregation showed Its appreciation
TINTS, TINTS, TINTS!
Far Rent—Completely furnished by giving them a liberal collection.
tents at Curry's Colony, Seaside, Ore
gon. Phone Broadway 1541—Adv.
August 3rd, inclusive to the Chil
dren's Farm Home on a 60-60 basis
A committee ha* been organised for
the sale, with Mr. J. N. Barde, well
known business man. as chairman.
A mas* meeting to complete the or
ganization will be held in the auditor
ium of the public library Tuesday
night next. The public is Invited to
attend. The funds raised in this
campaign will be for the construction
of a boys’ building, largely to he
used for housing boys from the city
of Portland who are awaiting its op
A committee of colored ladies head
ed by Mrs. Katherine Gray will work
in thia movement and large thing*
are expected of them.
Men ot women to take order* for
genuine guaranteed hosiery for men,
women and children. Eliminate darn
ing. Salary »76 a week full time,
11.60 an hour, spare time. Beautiful THE MISSES HOOKERS' RECITAL
Two furnished Room* for light Mills, Norristown, Pa
Charming Indeed was the recital of
housekeeping; also 1 single room,
Violet and Gwendolyn Hooker
1228 East Tenth 8t„ North.—Walnut
St. John* Day Celebrated. Members
at the Portland Woman'a Club build
ot Excelsior Lodge of Mason* cele
brated St. Johns Day with a splendid ing, Thursday evening, June'24.
A representative audience of musi
Mrs. Pierre Pease*. Mr*. 8. D. program Sunday evening at Fit st
and (mualc patrons listened to
Pierre ot Tacoma. Wash., died last A. M. E. Zion church. Rev. E. J.
Thursday al her home. The Advocate Magruder, pastor of the church, de the program which was w*lt balanced
with readings by Mia* Gwendolyn
uxtends its heartfelt sympathy to the llvered the sermon.
and songs by Miss Violet.
Both were compelled to respond to
Furnished Rooms far Rent —Men
Per Rent—Furnished tent; stove, preferred. 190 Cherry Street. Phon* encore after encore.
Never before did these young art
bed. dishes and everything; fishing, East »444.—Adv.
ists sing and recite so well, and never
swimming and bathing. Phone Mrs.
R. E Morrison. Sunset 2*41.—Adv.
Roee City Beneficial Club, 226 N. before did they look so charming.
16th StreeL was refused license to op Miss Violet looked beautiful in a aim
Not Guilty. Spencer Mitchell, who erate by the City Council Wednesday. pie draped gown of imported pink
was arrested several months ago. Abatement proceeding* have been in ailk voile over a white satin drop
charged with robbing Rev.
Tom stituted by the Federal government skirt, and Miss Gwendolyn was pret
Smith of several hundred dollars, against the place by order of the City ty tn a blue crepe de chine, trimmed
with row after row of white Vai.
was acquitted of the charge Monday Council.
in the Circuit Court.
Miss Violet aang so beautifully. “A
A delightful letter waa received by
Night of Romance," “Consecration”
ALL STAR CONCERT
the Associate Editor from Mr*. Jas.
An all-star sacred concert will be Johnson of Seattle, praising Portland and “All For You." that the audience
would not let her go until she re
given Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, and Portlander*.
A card also was
June 29th. at First A. M. E. Zion received from Mr* E. H. Dupree of sponded with “Swanee River." which
church, 417 Williams avenue. Stay Tacoma, expressing her appreciation she sang like a finished artist.
Again, when she sang “11 Baclo,"
off that date.
for such lovely visit in Portland.
that favorite of Arditia* she did it so
Mr. and Mr*. J. W. Latimer, 3»7 E.
Warren Webb, 62 E. Randolph St., well that she had to respond with an
encore number, “The Daisy Song."
38th street North, motored to Seat Chicago, arrived in the city yester
Her closing number, “Habanera”
Modern 7-room house, beautiful tle this week for a few weeks' visit day on a joint business and pleasure
Carmen), a very difficult piece,
Interior; 1 blocks from Irvington car, with friend*.
she sang in costume to the surprise
IK block* South Alberta car; paved
streets. East front; beautiful lawn;
BIG MASS MEETING CALLED
GIBBONS SCHOOL ELECTS
full basement; furnace and Are place.
The Multnomah County Fair Asso
Must be seen to be appreciated. Am
Mr. Victor Daniel, of the Manual ciation have given over the sale of
widow and must sell. 1011 East 13th Training School, Bordentown. N. J., all the tickets to the Multnomah
St. North —Adv.
has been engaged as principal of the County Fair at Gresham, July 29 to
Famous Singer Gets Divorce. Mme.
Florence Cole-Talbert, noted Race
singer, was granted a divorce from
her husband. W. D. Talbert In Chi
cago, last week.
Month End Sat el
(Courtesy Oregon Daily Journal)
THAT HAVE SOLD DOWN TO ONE OR TWO OF A KIND, THAT
WERE FORMERLY PRICED UP TO $50.00
?0UTHERN OREGON EDITOR BAYB BLACKS ARI RAPISTS—TALKS
OF WHITE SUPREMACY AND BOASTS OF MORALITY OF
WHITES—ASSOCIATE EDITOR GIVEN SEVERAL TITIES
(By Mrs. E. D. Cannady, also known rested on two chargee ef abortion
as “Negreas Editor” and
wherein two of hie patients died from
operations Illegally performed, ac
We promised last week to com cording to autopsies held by the state
ment on a few thlnga which the edi health department doctors." On May
tor of The Southern Oregon Spokes 4th in the Spokesman we read of a
man introduced in an article in his Dr. Marr who Is an electro-physiciaa,
paper under date of June 14th, reply practicing tn Granta Pass. Speaking
ing to our editorial comment of June of the electric machine used by ths
7th on “Keeping Granta Pasa White." doctor, the article continues: “There
In speaking of lowering the stand- Is big money in it and one doesn’t
arda of the white race by the pree- need to know much more than the
ence ot colored people, we stated knowledge of an electrician appren
that the white “gendeman” who se tice, in order So get the jack in great
duced colored women was a menace quantities with such machine. This
to the progress of our race in thia machine will perform illegal opera
country. The editor of the Spokes- tion* endangering women** fives.**
man adds this: “The only greater Now we would like to ask our “mor
menace is the black who brutally at- allst", the editor cf the Spokesman,
tacks white women.” We knew he what difference does it make if the
would say that and we are glad he machine can perform illegal opera
did. That is the old stereotyped ex- tions? It most certainly would be
cuse the white man has used until it harmless in a place like Orantj Pass,
is hoary, for lynching and burning because the “cream" of white people
black men. We admit we have crim occupy that locality, according to Mr.
inals in our race, and no people are Green, and therefore they would not
more anxious that they be dealt with stand for such a thing as an illegal
according to law than we are; we operation.
can conceive^of nothing more obnox
Has the editor of the Spokesman
ious and harmful to society than the taken Into consideration the tact that
man, whether he be black or white, a large number of the “rapes’* al
who seeks to destroy womanhood, leged to have been committed by
and the black criminal and the white black men upon white women, ia-
criminal should be dealt with alike. , elude clandestine relations between
But let us remind the editor of the | a black man and a white woman. The
Spokesman that no one race has a truth of the matter is when white
“corner*” on raping as we see IL but women are discovered with their
if there is such a thing, it cannot black paramours,
truthfully be fastened upon the Ne “rape" in order to hide their owa lust
gro. Out ot the 28 lynchings in the and save their own necks and posi
United States for 1923 only one of tion In society. They have found it
the victims was charged with having works well and therefore use it to
attacked a white woman.
It isn't great advantage. Some of them have
that the ratio is reduced so much, so confessed, the records of which I
but that people are enlightened more, can furnish the editor of the Spokes
and are investigating these stereo man upon application. Again, many
typed reports of rape. In support of of the alleged rapes of white women
the above statement, read the report by colored men are found to have
which waa submitted to last Con been white men with blackened faces,
gress by Representative Leonidas C. If the white newspaper press print
Dyer of Missouri on the lynching ed the truth and the whole truth
about this question, the black
If the editor ot the Spokesman would loom up as being superior mor
wanted to be an honest, truthful man, ally to some of the white gents our
who desired to help the people with contemporary wishes to set np on a
whom he contacted, he would quit his pedestal.
Leading thinking men and women
boasting of superiority, which he
will never live up to; and if he is so of the black race are not anxious for
clean and pure, and if the organisa the amalgamation of the races; they
tion which he seems to represent is are intelligent enough to conceive of
so noble and good, let us ask him a condition of society wherein all
why it is necessary for its members races of men associate equally In a
to wear "diapers" over their faces friendly manner, able to transact bus
and do their work at night? If what iness, clYic and otherwise, and yet
the organization preaches and prac each race maintaining Its own racial
Personally, I would not
tices is right, why not uncover your identity.
faces and come out into the open? change my brown face, blcck hair and
Let us also ask what about the mor eyes for the whitest, blonde-haired
als of your noble leaders. Simmons Follies beauty. God has ao designed
and Clarke, both of whom were con me. and I am content with his idea of
victed of fraud and immorality? If beauty. The roee and the lily; the
the locality you represent is so tulip and the honeysuckle do not
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clean and pure that only the “cream"
of whites are attracted thereto, how
can you account for such news items
appearing on the front page ot your
paper. June 7th, as follows: “DR.
BILLICK FINED »50 FOR ILLEGAL
PRACTICE." A portion of the article
reads: “It will be remembered that
a few week* ago Dr. Billick waa ar-
and delight of all.
Thia was par
ticularly a hard number and she did
It well, paying k-vina attention to
every litUe detail.
Throughout the entire program her
voice was splendid, her tones clear,
vibrant and refreshing.
Miss Gwendolyn proved
worthy ot all the praise and applause
which the audience sp abundantly
showered upon her in response to
each ot her numbers.
Her last number elicited spontan
eous applause and pleasure when she (F-'-
appeared in boy's costume, slouch hat
*n everything and rendered in a per
fect Italian way “Da Summer's Cum,"
“The Temperamental Tommasso," and
"Da Greata Baseball." all by T. A.
Gorgeous bouquets ot flowers and
other gifts were showered on the
girls in abundance.
Miss Olga Ruff, accompanist, comes
in for praise, for it was largely due
to her sympathetic accompanying
that the young ainger was able to
sing her program with such ease and
So pleased were those who were
present with the program that a re
turn engagement was immediately
booked by Rev. E. J. Magruder, July
11th, at First A. M. E. Zion church.
The beautiful Mason and Hamlin s-
grand piano was by courtesy of the
Wiley B. Allen Company.
Both Mlsa Violet and Gwendolyn
Hooker are pupils of Mrs. Fred L.
Mrs. Mary Franklin, Melda Byrd
and Lottie Johnson. uahered; each
wore a corsage bouquet ot sweet
peas. Mesdamee Fred L. Olsen and
E. D. Cannady had charge.
Down, the balance to
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