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PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 1924
ASSOCIATE EDITOR ANSWERS CHARGE THAT BLACK MEN ARE RAPISTS
COLORED MOTHERS JAILED IN
WHOLE FAMILY MUST «IRVI PROM TWO TO THREE YEARS IN
"FSN*%—THREE BABIES UNOIR ONI YEAR OP AGI AMONO
NUMBER.— GRANDFATHE R IB ALBO CONVICTED
National Aeseeletlen far the Advsnos ment of Celeras Fosplo Institute In-
veetlgetlen.—Charsed With Aaeault With Intent
• to M order
(Spoetai to The Advocate)
NEW YORK. June 14—Tho Na
tional Association for the Advance
Tom Thumb Wedding
meat of Colored I'eople today mad«
The Tom Thumb wedding In return
public an account of the Jailing In engagement Monday night at Mount
Toxas of throe colored babloa. aeven Olivet Baptist church to a well filled
months, 3 months and three months house was an affair worthy of com
old roapectlvelr. with their mothers. mendation.
Little men and little
The Houston Poet, of Thursday morn women wore the main attractions of
la«. Mar 28. prints the following re the wedding besides, they played
port of the cane:
other Important roles In ths program
■LACK BABIES GO TO PRISON which was augmented by some of
Methers Sentenced to “Pen**; Take tbe best local grown up telent. The
Children With Thom
whole program was good and all per
Throe suckling Negro bablea were formed admirably. However, special
part of a whole family that passed mention muat be made of little Ber
through Houston Wednesday on their nice
way to the penitentiary. They are daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar
charged with no crime, but their Williams. Bernice. In addition to be
mothers, all slaters, two brothers, and ing the charming little bride, sang
their grandfathers were convicted of aweetly: "Yea, We Have No Ban-
asaault to murder in Foard County anas'*. Mesdemxo Stevens and Wil
last week. They were In charge of son had charge of the affair.
Bud Russell, penitentiary agent The
assault was made upon Sheriff L. D.
Victim of Auto Accident.
Campbell and hla deputies when they Martin, chauffeur tor the Wilcox
made a visit to lh<farm operated by family for the past four years, died
the Negroes tor the purpose of flask Tuesday night in a local hospital as
Ing an arrest for some trivial offense. a result of Internal Injuries and a
The brothers. Eugene. 12 and Na fractured skull, which he received
thaniel. 14, were sentenced to the re when the car of bls employer, which
grandfather, he was driving, left the Shattuck road
Luke, and the three women. Bertha, about a mile south of the Zion church
Levy and Mandy, were sentenced to Monday afternoon, rolled ovor eta
the Stalo farm tor from two to three times, finally coming to a stop 60
feet down tbe hillside.
The bablea are Emma Sue. seven
mouths old; May Lou. eight months
Shot Trying to Escape. Holly Hol-
old. and Bobby Cloud, three months iandlnr. who is serving a year's
old. The entire family gave their sentence at Kelly Butts, attempted to
surnames as Weils.
escape Monday by climbing over a
When the babies are released from high fence. Hollandlne was shot by
the farm they will be husky young a couple of guards through the right
arm and was taken Immediately to
"We ain't done nothin'." one of the the county hospital for treatment.
women said. "These white folks said
that we bad to go and they wux no
body to take the bablea so they had
to come 'long too.**
The Negroes are said to have fired
on the sheriff's force with shotguns.
But In spite of this, bo gave a letter
to the agent directed to penitentiary
officials, asking that the family be
Local and For
eign News Briefs
Cardinal Gibbons Institute, to take ef
fect July 1, at a meeting of the Board
of Trustees held la Washington on
June 4. The board also engaged Mrs.
Daniel as assistant-principal and ma
The California Jubilee Quartet
B. Porter, an officer of Mt. Olivet who sang at Mt. Olivet Baptist
Baptist church. Is the proud owner church,
gave a line eshibition of sa
of a handsome Oardner automobile.
cred and jubilee song", and the large
congregation showed its appreciation
TENTS, TENTS, TENTSI
Fer Rent—Completely furnished by giving them a liberal collection.
tents at Curry'o Colony, Seaside, Ore
gon Phone Broadway 1641—Adv.
August 3rd, Inclusive to the Chil
dren's Farm Home on a 50-64 bests.
A committee has been organised tor
the sale, with Mr. J. N. Barde, well
known business man, as chairman.
A mess meeting to complete the oi-
ganixatlon will be held tn the auditor-
turn of the public library Tuesday
night next. The public is Invited to
The funds raised in this
campaign will be for tho construction
ot a boys' building, largely to be
used for bousing boys from the city
ot Portland who are awaiting its op
A committee ot colored ladles head
ed by Mrs. Katherine Qrtz —111 work
In this movement and large things
are expected of them.
Men oi women to take orders for
genuine guaranteed hosiery for men,
women and children. Eliminate darn
ing. Salary 374 a week full time,
31.50 an hour, spare time. Beautiful THE MIMES HOOKER«’ RECITAL
Two furnished Rooms for light
Charming Indeed was the recital of
housekeeping; also 1 single room,
Misses Violet and Gwendolyn Hooker
1228 East Tenth 8L, North.—Walnut
St. Johns Day Celebrated. Members
of Excelsior Lodge of Masons cele at the Portland Woman's Club build
ing, Thursday evening, June-24.
brated St. Johns Dey with a splendid
A representative audience of musi
Mrs. Pierre Passes. Mrs. 8. D. program Sunday evening at First
Pierre of Tacoma. Wash., died last A. M. E. Zion church.
Rev. E. J. cians and »music patrons listened to
Thursday at her home. Tbe Advocate Magruder, pastor of the church, de tbe program which was well balanced
with readings by Miss Gwendolyn
extends Its heartfelt sympathy to the ilvered tbe sermon.
songs by Miss Violet.
Both were compelled to respond to
Furnished Rooms for Rent—Mon
For Rent—Furnished tent; stove, preferred. 130 Cherry Street. Phono encore after encore.
Never before did these young art
bed. dishes and everything; fishing, East 6444.—Adv.
sing and recite so well, and never
swimming and bathing. Phone Mrs.
R. E Morrison, Sunset 2941.—Adv.
Rose City Beneficial Club, 225 N. before did they look so charming.
15th StreeL «as refused license to op Miss Violet looked beautiful In a sim
Not Guilty. Spencer Mitchell, who erate by the City Council Wednesday. ple draped gown of imported pink
was arrested several months ago, Abatement proceedings have been in silk 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 in 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 sang so beautifully, “A
X delightful letter was received by
Night of Romance,” "Consecration”
ALL STAR CONCERT
the Associate Editor from Mrs. 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 Portlanders.
A card also was
June Nth. at rirst A. M. E. Zion received from Mrs. 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 Bacio,”
off that date.
for such lovely visit in Portland.
that favorite ot Arditis’ she did it so
Mr. and Mra. J. W. Latimer, 397 E.
Warren Webb, 42 E. Randolph St., well that she had to respond with an
encore number. “The Daisy Song.”
3t»th 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
(from Carmen), a very difficult piece.
Interior; 3 blocks from Irvington car, with friends.
IK blocks South Alberta ear; paved
streets. East front; beautiful lawn;
BIG MASS MEETING CALLED
QIBBONS SCHOOL ELECTS
full basement; furnace and Are place.
The Multnomah County Fair Asso
Must bo seen to be appreciated. Am
Mr. Victor Daniel, of tbe 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 Colo-Talbert, noted Raes
singer, was granted a divorce from
her husband. W. D. Talbert In Chi
cago. last week.
Month End Sot el
(Courtesy Oregon Daily Journal)
THAT HAVE SOLD DOWN TO ONE OR TWO OF A KIND, THAT
WERE FORMERLY PRICED UP TO $50.00
Down, the balance to
A VAST ASSORTMENT OF THE SEASON’S NEWEST SILK FROCKS AWAITS
TOUR SELECTION SATURDAY—MANY ARE WORTH DOUBLE, AND ALL
ARE WORTH WHILE BARGAINS.
GOOD CLOTHES FOR MEN WOMEN AND
349 Morrison Street
1010 End Ave.
and delight of all. This was par
ticularly a hard number and she did
it well, paying loving attention to
every little detail.
Throughout the entire program her
voice was splendid, her tones clear,
vibrant and refreshing.
Miss Gwendolyn proved
worthy of all the praise and applause
which the audience sp abundantly
showered upon her In response to
each of her numbers.
Her last number elicited spontan
eous applause and pleasure when she
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 Create 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 singer 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 immedlately
booked by Rev. E. J. Magruder, July
11th, at First A. M. E. Zion church.
The beautiful Mason and Hamlin
grand piano was by courtesy of the
Wiley B. Allen Company.
Both Miss Violet and Gwendolyn
Hooker are pupils of Mrs. Fred L.
Mrs. Mary Franklin, Melds Byrd
and Lottie Johnson, ushered; each
wore a corsage bouquet of sweet
peas. Meadamee Fred L. Olsen and
E. D. Cannady had charge.
Pleaee pay your subscription to
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issue of the paper
SOUTHERN OREGON EDITOR BAYS BLACKS ARE RAPISTS—TALKS
OF WHITE SUPREMACY AND BOASTS OF MORALITY OP
WHITES—ASSOCIATE EDITOR GIVEN SEVERAL TITIE8
Says Best Thing White Race Could Do le to Bundle Up Black Race and
Ship Them to Africa—Terms Upon Which Advice Would
Be Accepted Outlined
(By Mrs. E. D. Cannady, also known rested on two chargee of abortion
as "Negress Editor" and
wherein two ef hie patients died from
operations Illegally performed, ac
We promised last week to com cording to autopsies held by the stats
ment on a few things 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-physician,
paper under date of June 14th, reply practicing tn Grants Pass. Speaking
ing to our editorial comment of June of the electric machine used by the
7th on "Keeping Grants Pass White.” doctor, the article continues: “There
In speaking of lowering the stand- ie big money In It and one doesn't
ards of the white race by the pres need to know much more than tbe
ence ot colored people, we stated knowledge of an electrician appren
that the white “gentleman" who se tice, In order to got tho jack In groat
duced colored women was a menace quantities with such machine. Thio
to the progress of our race in this machine wilt perform Illegal opera
country. The editor of the Spokes- tions endangering womens* llvee,"
man add« this: "The only greater Now we would like to ask our “mor
menace is the black who brutally at- alist", the editor ot the Spokesman,
tacks white women." We knew he what difference does it make if the
would »ay 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 piece like Grant« 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, in
criminal should be dealt with alike. | elude clandestine relations betw<
But let us remind the editor of the ¡a black man and a white woman. The
Spokesman that no one race hss a truth of the matter is when white
"corner'” on raping as we see it. but women are discovered with their
if there is such a thing, it cannot block
truthfully be fastened upon the Ne “rape” in order to hide their own lust
gro. Out of 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, 1
typed reports of rape, in support of of the alleged rapes of white wi
the above statemenL read the report by colored men are found to have
which was 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 man
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 up on a
whom he contacted, he would quit his pedestal.
Leading thinking men and woman
boasting ot 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 tn a
to wear "diapers" over their faces friendly manner, able to transact bus
and do their work at night? If what iness, civic and otherwise, and yet
the organisation 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, black 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 so designed
and Clarke, both ot whom were con me. and I am content with his idea of
victed ot fraud and immorality? If beauty. The rose and the lily; the
the locality you represent is so tulip and the honeysuckle do not
(Continued on page 4)
clean and pure that only the "cream"
of whites are attracted thereto, how SOOMMHMOMHMMdHBMMMKSeMBi
can you account for such news items
appearing on the front page ot your
paper. June 7th. as follows: “DR.
BILLICK FINED 350 FOR ILLEGAL
PRACTICE." A portion of the article
reads: “It will be remembered that
a few weeks ago Dr. Bllllck was ar<>
made of the stoutest
pure thread silk, twist
ed with a thread of fin
est fiber silk........ ..$1.00
Also full fashioned chif
fon silk stockings in all
popular colors ..... $1.00
Charles F. Berg
Who’s Your Hosier?