Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About The advocate. (Portland, Or.) 19??-19?? | View Entire Issue (July 26, 1924)
An Independent Paper Devoted to the
‘ '* ■-’***15^
PORTLAND, OREGON. SATURDAY JULY 26, 1924
PRICE 6 CENTS
HIGHEST COLORED MAN IN RAILWAY POSTALI e RVICE VISITS HERE
COLOREO DOCTOR AT LAST MAD E SUPERINTENDENT AT TUSKE
GEE, ALABAMA—FIGHT OF CO LOREO RACE WON FOR RACE
CONTROL WHERE RACE PE OP LB ARE SEGREGATED
JOHN D. GAINEY OF WASHINGTON, D. C., ASSISTANT CHIEF CLERK
IN U. S. RAILWAY MAIL SERVICE ON COUNTRY-WIDE TOUR
SPENDS SEVERAL DAYS VISITING CITY OF ROSES
Nsl.cnsl Equsl Rights League and th e Natoinsl Association for
vancement of Colored People Worked Together for This
Right and Logical Result
Highsst Position and Highest talaris d Colored Man in the Service Wins
Place by Hard Work and E fflclency.—Represents 22,000
Employee,—Llk ss Bobbed Hair.
Big Lake No. 10 Came
Local and For
eign News Briefs 2760 Barrels Daily
Tuskegee, Ala.. July
Alas, Dr. J.
11. Ward of Indianapolis. Ind , has
bean appointed superintendent of the
Veterans' Hospital. This makes Dr
Ward official bead of the Institution,
thus ending a long fought battle on
th» part of the Colored people of the
country to have this hospital manned
by* 'olored from lop to bottom
The chief contention In the past
For Rent—Furnished tent; stove,
has been that the white people at bed. dishes and everything; fishing,
Tuskegee did not want a Colored swlmmlug and bathing Phone Mrs.
man at the head of this Inatputlon. R F Morrison. Sunset 3941— adv.
claiming that the job was too big for
a Colored person, and especially so
Stay off date August 26th—Picnic
In as much as the government was Dsncs by Mt. Hood Club, Roechs's
paying the bills
At. one time. about a year ago,
when It seemed that deaplte their
All kinds of artistic job printing
protest a Colored personnel would be done on our own press by The Ad
placed In charge, a band of Ku Klux vocate Printing Company, 312 Ma-
Klan marched upon the Institution cloay Building. Broadway 6B07. -adv.
with the hope of frightening Colored
physicians, nurses and attendants, so
Ths Golden Trail Mr. and Mra.
as to put fear In their hearts to the Bert Turner are spendng the sum
end that no race person would have mer at Warrenton. Uregon. where
Ihs courage to accept the office as they are dispensing music for the
superintendent against their will.
guests at The Golden Trail Lodge, a
This act on the part of the Klan. popular resort.
It Is said, came very near bluffing
Wanted Men or women to take
the U. B. Government (Gen. Hlnea)
and for s time It looked as though orders for genuine guaranteed ho
siery fur men. women and children.
the Klan had won
Salary 375 a
Hut. as has been said. “All la well Eliminating darning,
that ends well," and now that the week full time. 1150 an hour spare
last of the while attendants have time. Beautiful line, all colors. In-
been succeeded by Colored, every ternational Stocking Mills. Norris-
thing Is moving smoothly at Veter town. Pa.
ans' Hospital No. 91, for the first time
Bore to Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Booker,
during Its existence
1511 Cross street. Little Rock. Ark.,
a baby boy. May 2nd. christened ltot>
NEEDING MEAL TICKET, LEASE ert Union Jones Booker.
OWNER OFFERED 20 ACRES
FOR TWENTY DOLLARS
Could Not Sall; Lease Now Is Worth
Here Is a little joke on the manag
ers of tho Cltlsans' league Syndicate
of Oklahoma City. Oklahoma
were offered a lease for 330 an acre,
but declined to buy It because they
did not want such a small amount
of acreage that was remote from one
of the fields of proved production in
which they were operating, besides,
It seems they were willing that some
of their friends be offered the op
portunity. While they were busily
engaged with other Interests In oil
fields of Texas. Il so happened that
a young man who had been In the
habit of visiting their office from
time to time offered them a twenty
acre lease for 330. Drilling was going
on near this lease, and he was pa
tiently waiting results, but owing to
the tact that he needed the money
I m was willing to turn his holdings
tor the small sum oí a |N bill, hut
BB one seemed Io relieve him of It
Oa the morning of January 21st
bs got a notice that precious fluid
had been struck near hla property.
A railway train would have carried
him to his possessions In leas than
four hous, but that was too slow—
he took an airplane and covered the
hundred miles more quickly. Arriv-
Ing at his destination he was Imme-
dlately offered and sold his lease for
328,000 and even this was too soon,
as the lease has since become worth
BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA, NEWS
(By Arthur D. LeBon)
Mrs. Dora f^rrll of 1838 Calhoun
street, Alameda, was hostess at a
spaghetti dinner, hooorlng the Misses
Flgsrou and Ryan of I.ake Charles,
La., July 19th, at her beautifully ap-
pointed homo. Covers were laid for
twelve guesta who enjoyed the de-
llcious repast Immensely.
Mr. and Mra C. C. Winn, 2335 23rd
avenue, have as their guest 1 Mra.
Francis of Brenham. Texas.
Mr. and Mra. Solomon Terry had
as their guests Mr. and Mrs. A. D.
LeBon and baby Darrell tor a drive
over the hills of Berkeley, Alameda
and Neptune Beach In their new au
Presley S. Winfield la sporting a
new sedan. He was also seen with a
new girl. Always busy, Is Pres.
Far Rent—Completely furnished
tents at Curry's Colony, Seaside, Ore
gon. Write or phone J. W. Curry,
107 N. 14th St. Broadway 1541— adv.
Please pay your subscription to
The Advocate and avoid missing an
Issue of the papar.
STIMULATES BOOM ON
Each successive producer grows larger and confirms trend of production, III
other words, the closer they come towards Block 88, the larger are the wells.
Block 88 means J. A. Mercer. Good judgment is the only guide in making an oil
investment. The writer has used judgment in the selection of this lease. This state
ment has been sustained by the development of the past week.
Thousands of people who owned leases have made money in the last few
months by the bringing in of nearby wells. You could do the same in the next few
months, if you only open your eyes and take a fling at fortune.
Oil men from Texas, California, Wyoming and Washington are-now in the City of
Portland. All ar»* here for the sole purpose of purchasing leases on Blocks 85, 86, 87
anil 88. which consist of 2560 acres and are owned by J. A. Mercer. It is out of this
tract of ground that I am offering youlojises, and if 95 chances out of 100 in your
favor to make a quick fortune from a small investment would interest you. you had
better get in touch with me at once.
You cannot hope for an inside proposition like this to remain open for an indef
inite period. Substantial offers are being made for these holdings almost every day
by men who are directly in touch with the situation surrounding this acreage. This
tip can mean a fortune to you if you will only accept it.
The Correct Use of
said: “If a man can write a better book, preach a better sermon, or
the English Language build Emerson
a better mouse trap than his neighbor, even though his house is in the woods,
path to his door."
the world will
Edited by Mra. E. J. Magruder. 280
make a beaten
Cook Ave.. Portland. Ore.
We have practiced Emerson’s theory, and have always found it to work out suc
Note— Send your questions to be
answered In thia column to the above
Olir Lease business is proof of the fact that when you give people a “Square
address, not later than Tuesday of
” and furnish oil leases that are better than any others on the market, the public
will buy-these Leases in preference to others.
Thia week I shall write a few
Our leases have never been shown to a I .ease man who did not say they were
thoughts on manners
Next w«ek I
better than any Lease he had ever seen.
shall take up the subject: Concord
All papers are properly and legibly drawn and recorded. Every Lease is guar
of the Infinite With the Principal
and our guarantee is worth one hundred cents on the dollar.
_ Good mnnners la the art of making
A man dealing in Oil Leases can better afford to handle our Leases, because lie
those people easy with »horn we con knows that if there should ever be a “come back” on any of them, we stand ready and
verse, whoever makes tile
willing to cheerfully make it good.
persona uneasy Is the best bred man
Our prices arc right, our terms art* liberal, our treatment of customers is all
Good manners are the settled me that could I m * desired, ami our readiness to serve our patrons with information is not
dium of social, as specie la of com surpassed by any Lease dealer.
mercial life; returns are equally ex
With a large and comjietent office force, with a well established business, with a
pected of both, and people will no
for fair and square dealing second to none, and with a large stock of'leases
more advance their civility to a bear
we offer our services to tin* public, and invite correspondence with
than their money to a bankrupt.
Manners should bespeak the man. all those interested in buying oil lands in America. Canada and the whole of Mexico.
Independent of tine clothing, The
We sell leases in bulk from 1(MM) acres to lOO.iMX), and also furnish 10. 20. 40 and
man or woman who has good man
ners. will certainly make an extra
We give prompt service, whether filling an order, or answering an inquiry, and
effort to speak correct English.
and successfully manage our business as to
Good manners are blossoms
— of it is our constant endeavor to so capably
* i„ remem-
good sense and good feeling. it the i preclude the possibility of having a dissatisfied customer. In other words,
law of kindness be written In the
Emerson’s prescription for SUCCCSS. i, we arc putting it to the test, and the world
heart, it will lead to that disinterest-..
i is “making
a • beaten path
to our door.
edness In both great and little thing«
we want more, and we invite the buying pub-
—that dealre to oblige, and that
tention to the gratification of others, j lie to get ill touch With US, i. Write us for prices and information about Crockett leases.
which are the foundation of good
Emerson says. "Defect in manners
Is usually the defect of fine percep-
tlons. Elegance comes of no breed
Ing but of birth. Our manners and
customs ought to go for more In life
than our qualities;” that la why I
have dealt on good manners first, for
If we are efficient in that. I ant sure
we will acquire the habit of speaking
CONVICT BECOMES OIL
Jefferson City, Mo.. May
Haynes, Negro convict with a string
of aliases, serving a three-year term
for forgery In the state penitentiary
here, was notified that he had be
come a multi-millionaire.
Attorneys from Oklahoma City In
formed him that oil had been struck
on a section of land In Mexico owned
by him and advised him not to ac
cept lees than *4,000,000 for the
property. Haynes has served terms
In the Oklahoma state penitentiary
and ths federal penitentiary at Leav
You can get in touch with
J. A. MERCER
421 Abington Big., or call BR 6213
OIL TAKES WIDOW
Loe Angeles, Cal., June 17.—Mrs.
Nina Smythe, Los Angeles, with sev
eral children to support, thought she
was out of luck when compelled to
toll as a laundreea for a small week-
ly wage By rigid economy ahe man-
aged to aave aeveral hundred dol-
lars with which ahe took a chance In
an oil Investment, and now she en
joys an Income of 32000 a week.
For Sale—House and four lets;
Call Broadway 5B07 for de
TRIPLE TRIANGLE CLUB’S
Third Annual Picnic and Dance
MONDAY, AUGUST 4,
Music by Tom’s Dixie Tavern Orchestra
J. W. Simms
A. A. Jones
L. E. Allen
J. R. Kirkpartick
W. M. TAYLOR, Floor Mgr.
Admission, 50 Cts.
Portland was honored this week
with the presence of Hon. John D.
Gainey, second assistant chief clerk
at large U. S. Railway Mail Service.
Mr Gainey's appointment la the first
time In the history of the postoffics
department that a colored man has
held such a high position,
offices in the Postmaster General's
office at Washington, D. C. Mr. Gai-
ney's special duty la to look after the
welfare qf the colored employes, hear
their grievances snd be their good
friend in helping them to overcome
their difficulties that are inevitable
in such a big business. Mr. Gainey
owes his appointment to the desire
of the colored men in the service
for such a position for one of their
group, and to the falrtnindedness of
Honorable Paul Henderson (son-in-
law of Congressman Martin B. Mad
den. whom Mr. Gainey believes to be
the "best friend the Negro ever had
in Congress"), who readily gave the
race official recognition in Mr. Gai-
ney receiving the position, Mr Gai-
ney has been in the department in
his present capacity for a little more
than a year and during that time he
has been so successful in bringing
about a better undeatanding between
the department and the employes that
his work has attracted the attention
of the Postmaster General and the
First Assistant Postmaster General,
and they have requested him to do
similar work for all colored employea
in the service. He is the Postmas
ter General's personal representative
to 22.000 colored employes in various
departments of the service through
out the United States.
While Mr. Gainey made bis trip
expressly on official business, -he
took time to Inquire into the general
welfare of our group everywhere he
went, and It was particularly refresh
ing to hear him say that colored peo
ple In many of the Southern States
were getting along finely. He noted
that better relations existed between
the two races, that colored people
were prosperous generally, many
owning beautiful, magnificent homes
and businesses. He had particular
words of praise for the people of the
Lone Star State.
Mr. Gainey is single and on the eli
gible list, girls. He says, "let 'em
bob their hair If they want to, smoke,
too, if they wish.” He also thinks
hiking trousers look good on the fe-
male species and the appropriate
garb for outing and the like. He is
strictly modern tn his views concern
ing the ladies.
While in the city Mr. Gainey was
extended special courtesies by W_ S.
Reed, 350 Ivy street, railway postal
clerk for IS years. For seven years
Mr. Reed ran from Portland. Oregon,
to Roosevelt, Washington. The lines
are divided into classes, A and B be
ing the highest class. There are four
grades in the A and six grades In B.
Mr. Reed has made all the grades ex
cept one. and is aspiring to it.
There is an interesting story con
nected with his work and how he
:ime to go into the railway mail surv
ive. He did not intend to. He came
to Portland after hearing and read
ing of its being a great lumber cen
ter. to do day work, making fancy
embellishments for porches, stair
ways and the like, but upon answer
ing advertisements for men who were
wanted to do that kind of work, his
color barred him. and he finally de-
cided to take the civil service exam-
naton and out of a class of 110. all
white but himself, SO passed and out
of that 50 Reed stood 13th.
Mr. Gatney is now working to du
away with the photographic identifi
cation of employes, because while it
was not intended to be unfavorable
towards the race, he believes it has
been so. and feels that if he accom
plishes this during his tenure In of
fice, that he will have done one of
the biggest jobs and most helpful
Two Act Drama
Mr. Gainey not
THE MAID AND THE GOLDEN
only holds the highest office of any
colored man in the service, but he
receives the highest salary of any
Bethel A. M. E. Church
colored man in the service, His ad-
Larrabee and McMillen Streets
vancement reads something like a
Friday Evening, August 1st
novel. He came from the lowest po-
Admission 35 Cents
sition in the service to his present
exalted office by sheer hard work
Mrs. Josie Boulware of Lewiston.
and good luck. When a young man
and Mrs. Lee of Los Angeles,
hs mother wanted him to be a physi
cian. so he studied at Flint Medical Cal, are stopping at the residence of
College. New Orleans. La., his native Mr and Mrs. B. J. Fuller. 839 Tib
city, and after plodding through his
studies for a couple of years, he final
A card from Mrs. G. E. Westbrook
ly decided that anatomy was too dry
of Fort Worth. Texas, announces
for him and so he just came into the
their safe arrival back home after a
mail service—he hardly knows how.
very pleasant trip to the Pacific
He took the civil service examination Northwest.
for railway mail clerk in New Or
leans and passed. He then went to
Mrs. W. P. Morrison Is a recent
Missoula. Montana, where he entered arrival in the city from Dallas, Texas,
Into the active work as railway pos and Is stopping at the residence of
tai clerk. He remained there for Mrs. Collins. 228 Schuyler street.
seven years and them transferred to Mrs. Morrison is a graduate beauty
Chicago, where he worked In the culturist and herself a founder of a
the Railway Mail Terminal Postoffice system of beauty culture, She plana
for twenty-two years.
Mr. Gainey to open a beauty shop here if the out-
says that there are many men in the look Is good.
service who are capable of doing the
Mra. Jerry H. Turner, 1201 East
work as well as he. and attributes
his appointment to the fact that Mr Grant street, has just returned from
a trip to Los Angeles. Calif. where
Henderson set eyes upon him first.
Mr. Gainey left his offices at Wash she went to visit the sick bedside of
ington on the 15th day of May and her sister. Mrs. Bargenner whom she
has covered nearly every state in the reports as seriously ill.
Union, coming In personal contact
with nearly every colored employe in
the territory covered. This personal
contact with the employes. Mr. Gainey
believes, will help raise the morale
of the men. He has the happy and
almost rare faculty of knowing and re
membering every man in the service,
and invariably meets them with a
happy "HeUo. John.t or Howdy*,
Ben." He even knows the names of
every member of some of the families
and if there Is a divorce and a sec
ond marriage, he also knows the name
of the first as well as the second
He likes the fellowship of
hts co-workers and is happy when
in their midst As a result, every-
where on his tour he has had all kinds
of courtesies shown him.
Mr. Gamey travels on a pass issued
by the Postal Department and bear
ing the official signature of Henry
3. New, Postmaster General. It says
In part, referring to the bearer:
"He will be obeyed and respected ac-
cordingly by mail contractora, post- >
masters and all others connected
with the postal service.1