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PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY, 12, 1927
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NEGRO SERVES SIXTH TERM IN LEGISLATURE
RACE PREJUDICE CAUSE OF WOMAN’S DEATH
F U S ID i»
N. A. A. C. P. PROTESTS
OREGON TO WIPE OUT
A white District Attorney
in a North Carolina city, in
By Kits Reid
New York, N Y., Feb. 9.
trying a case in which both
The Washington 1). C.
For the second time the
the plaintiffs and defendents
I Branch of the National As The Advocate doe* not necessarily voters of Oregon are to cast
Mrs. Charles H. Maxwell. wJere colored people, censur-
in Kits Reid's views, but wheth
sociation for the Advance- •hare
er we do or not. her opinions are their ballot against the ob a prominent matron of citv e<* two
I ment o f Colored People, 1 «ane. and logical and well worth solete laws that are written came to Portland Thu ursday rÇP,y 'nS “ Yes" and "N o” to
1 reading. It is your privilege as well as
. *hrough its president, Neval | ours to disagree with Kits and she upon the statue hooks of the to attend an inter-racial tea ^,'s quest*008» on the ground
your opinion upon sublects
II. Thomas, has written a invites
the discusses from time to time in her State, discriminating again given by Mrs. Alice M. that they would have to re
strong letter to Martin B. column.
st the N cgnv in the last e- Mandsaker at her home, 551 ply “ Yes, Sir” and "No, Sir"
lection the people were ask East 31st St. The tea which to him.
New York, N. Y„ Feb. 9. Madden, Chairman of the
Sacremento, Calif. Feb 10.
But wait this is not all—
ed to drop from the Consti was a brilliant affair was in
Another evidence of the committee on Ways and
I am not a colored assem
There seems to be an un
queer twist which American Means of the Mouse of Rep happy influence of some tution the unconstitutional honor of the “ Heavenly" at one time in the trial, one blyman, but an American
section prohibiting Negroes Birthday anniversary of the of the principals in the case and one of the assemblymen
prejudice may take is found resentatives, protesting a-
kind working in the legisla from taking up their resi
in tlie case of an automobile
noted American Negro poet was refered to by a witness, and was elected by a non
tive halls in Salem.
in ‘ Negro History Week” . as “ Mrs. — so and so— , this
accident in Danville, Va., in
An influence that is mak ure was adopted by an over Mrs. Maxwell beautifully southern white gentleman— black district,” declared Mr.
which four young women,
Roberts, only Race man on
ing political pawns out of whelming majority.
sang ‘The Birth of Morn" a this highly cultured Christ the Legislative body of the
victims pinned beneath the ed in the District Appropri
the most helpless of all our
Thru an error another ob Dunbar poem set to music. ian representative of Ameri Pacific Coast States, in a re
wreckage, failed to get as ations Bill.
working wo solete clause, overlooked by
sistance from a >assing Ne
A full account of the tea ca’s superior race— became cent intesview with a P. C.
men and children.
First, the last legislature, is that
gro man who cl mis he fear
will appear In next week’s furious, demanding that “ No N. B. representative when
right out of the clear sky, section of the constitution issue of The Advocate.
Nigger . woman
ed that he woul get himself
, be, asked as to his policy in the
comes a hill to abolish the which forbid.s Negroes and
Mrs. Maxwell remained
into trouble sh< ild he be
T T S l L'...a.ddreS“ d “ for,hcorai„g legislative ses-
Industrial Welfare Commis Chinamen to vote in Ore.
as the house guest of Mrs. Mrs. in his court
found so close 1 the party lotment of funds for new
My policy, he con
buildings and grounds for
House joint resolution No. ■ fe. D. Cannady and attended So the poor witness, humbly tinued, "is for the general
spired the attack and the 4 by Giesy of Salem provid the “ Golden Rule Dinner" at and meekly refrained from
Victim of Sentiment
(Concluded on Page Four) ! —
Continued on Page Three
The Negro who is alleged
(Concluded on page four) ing for submission to the the Multnomah Hotel Fri- applying thet title to her sis
people at thi next general Bay evening. Mrs. Maxwell ter m
KEEP IT DARK!!
■ O--- -
to have walked over and
election of an amendment to j also called to see many of . "*a)f God ^ejp such a spe
peered beneath the car, ac
the Constitution eliminating ller old friends here.
cording to a report from re RHODE ISLAND ANTi-
whose very soul is blacker
the unconstitutional meas-
liable sources, lived in a
BILL IS BLOCKED
W. A. Neely, of Bull Run, than the blackest part of
was recently adopted by the
neighborhood where just a
E. R. Chaney, former ex
reported ill at the home Hell.
short time before consider
alted ruler of Puget Sound
Corona, Cal. I'eb. 10—Col
able feeling had been shown
01 Mrs. Simms, 824 E. Pine. ALASKA M AID VISITS Lodge of Elks was exoner
New York, Feb. 10.— Ku ored singers from the Piney
against a colored man who Kluz Klan activity in the I Woods Country Life School
ated of a charge of grand
attempted to release a white legislatures of New England at Piney Woods, Miss., are
Miss Jerome Meredith of larceny of lodge funds by
woman's foot from a stirrup States, is meeting with de entour of the Pacific States
Cordova, Alaska, neice of judge Chester A. Batchellor,
in the case of an automobile termined opposition from [singing at various white
Mr. and Mrs. Phil Meredith Monday afternoon.
accident in Danville, Va., in Branches of the National churches, schools, social cent
• Batchellor said there
which four young women, Association for the Advance ers, civic clubs, etc., without
witrTfrieds of Mr. and M
.«*■> insufficient evidence to
victims pinned beneath the ment of Colored People, the charge, introducing their
1 Meredith. She is enroute warrant his holding Chaney
when she fell from a horse Association’s latest victory work and entertaining with
back to her Alaskan home. to the Superior Court on the
that she was riding, he being having occured in Rhode Is jNegro spirituals and plan
. where she is bookkeeper in charges brought by trus
actually driven from the land where a Klan bill, for- tation melodies.
her uncle’s business, after tees of the Elks Order. The
scene when white men came
having spent seven months evidence offered by t h e
Piney Woods School, lo
up and for some time after (Concluded on page Four) cated in the secluded moun
with her mother, Mrs. Pin lodge, judge Batchellor said,
O— ' - —
wards lived in actual fear of
kie Cunningham of Birniing was in such a tangled shape,
tain fastness of Mississippi,
ham, Ala., and other relativ- the books and records so
was founded 15 years ago by
According to this report
I es. Miss Meredith attended poorly kept, that it was im
Lawrence Jones, a graduate
too, the Negro did not "go
Steele High School in Day- possible to hold any particu
of an Iowa college. Today
to the car and peer beneath
ton Ohio where she received lar person guilty of whatev
it," but simply stood off and (By Mrs. Lynch Brown) tion valued at $150,000, and
I her trainging in bookkeep er shortage existed in the
Mr. and Mrs. L. Bates arc
saw the wreck, observed that
“ There were
the city and are guests at owns 1547 acres of land with
only white women were pre
Whil in Portland, she at too many persons engaged
sent, and knew that the sent the home of Mr. and Mrs. has an attendance of 300
tended several delightful en in the handling of the lodge
iment of the white men a- Gildon of Kelso.
and addressed funds," Judge
round was for him or any
a group of young girls at said and the real cause of
Mr. Neville spent several
other Negro to play "hands
th “ Y ” on Williams Avenue your trouble is the incom
off," which sentiment he
on Thursday evening. She petency of y o u r former
left for Seattel Friday night treasurer who did not have
(Concluded on Page Tw o)
Rev. and Mrs. Gardener,
and will sail Saturdy on the
Mrs. Thomas, Mrs Webster
(Concluded on pg. 3, Col. 2)
"Yictorin” for her home.
Strawder, and Mrs. Thomp
Mrs. E. D. Cannady, asso
son were 'n Long View mon- Reprinted from the Daily
NEW ORLEANS ATTOR
editor of The Advocate
day and were the guests of
NEY CONFERS W ITH
on last Friday, Feb.,
(Mr. and Mrs. Fontino.
J U D G E COBB ON
before the Foreign
are democratic, and for that
(By Edgar Williams)
Missionary Society of the
Sunday, February 6th was
Mrs. Robert Johnson is reason the administration
Testimonial Day. Dr. Dyer’s confined to her home with today expressed regret over
Loys Charbonnet, attor Sunnyside M. E. Church, at
ney retained by the New Or the home of Mr. and Mrs.
sermon was his testimony. the Flu, her children have
This week marks the anni- tain itself.
Bernard, 1201 E. Lincoln St.
For the scripture lesson, he been sick also, but are much
versary of Frederick Doug
The Advocate not only re leans Branch of the Nation She spoke on the interesting
East Madison street, in ex
al Association for the Ad
read from the book of M at : improved.
las and Abraham Lincoln, joices because it has an op
cluding a member of the
thew 25th Ch. 14-30th verse.
vance of Colored People to i history of the Negro race,
two of * America’s greatest portunity to pay tribute to
j And again on Sunday from
Mis subject was: "Practis'ng
Rev. and Mrs. Mouse, Mr.
sons; this week found us such illustrious men, who fight the Louisiana and New
Christian Stewardship” 28th and Mrs. Bates anil Mrs. Gil I school from a graduation bowed before their shrines gave their lives, in order that Orleans residential segrega 1 6:30 to 7:30 she addressed
verse, “ Take therefore the don held services at the skating party Thur., night to pay homage for their lives our group may be legitimate tion ordinances, has visited the Forum of the Methodist
Talent from him and give it County Ja'l on last Sunday, because of a ruling against for their service and for their receipients of this day preg Washington and confered 'Episcopal church of S t.
with judge James A. Cobb Johns upon the same sub
to him wh'ch hath ten tal for the inmates.
legacies to humanity; this nant with possibilities, but
of schools, expressed approv
on the case which goes be ject. She was well received
ents. The services were in
week found us clothed in bit it rejoices because the finish
charge of the Deacon board.
Arion Concert Co., will al of the members of the ter sorrow on account of ed work of making our pos fore the U. S. Supreme bv both audiences.
Court on appeal, March 7.
ICvery one seemed to be in sing at the First Presbyter class for abandoning thepar- their physical deaths.
sibilities real, has been rele
Judge Cobb informs the
accord and listened patient ian church of Kelso, Sunday, ty when George Edward
The greatness of Lincoln gated to us for solution.
Office of the N. A.
ly to the different ones give under direction of Mrs. Rob
Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Cannady, and Douglas lay in their con What shall we do? The task A. C. P. that the case is the
an account of the'r Christian ert Johnson.
has just begun, and our sal
editors of The Advocate and victions and keen precepts,
first on the Supreme Court’s
vation and the crystalization
ealander that day.
many testimonies that told
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson, of
them the two equal coeffici of our freedom rest within
Argument in this case will
of the pleasure which one Fairbanks, Alaska, were 'n welfare of the colored peo ent structures in our group’s our minds and souls.
be based upon the Supreme
gets out of life by being a Long View for a few days. ple, was refused admission
F'or these things we can Court’s decision in t h e
redemption from the bonds
Mr. Nelson has been an em to the rink.
to give our time, thot
“ The teacher and principal
Louisville Case of 1917, de
Now, let us see what ployee of the First National
For these are the
Chr'stian stewardship is. A Bank of Fairbanks for twen- did not know the rink had a that light which scattered a things we want, and unless claring all segregation laws
ruling against colored people
and ordinances unconstitu
steward is one who is in
despicable a n d detestable we make our lives the best
trusted with the affairs of (Concluded on page Two) or the party would never1 mass of darkness, night, and possible lives we are capable tional. This is the first case
have gone there," Rice said.
on this issue to come before
another. Stewardship is the
ignorance from the shores of of making, we may never be the Supreme Court in 1927.
office or obligat'on of the W Y A TT W . WILLIAMS
school gymnasium or audi o u r American continent. able to accomplish our ob Three cases were won on the
steward. Christian steward
Attorney at Law
torium, the boy certainly While with us they were A- jective.
Louisville Case precedent
ship is the obligation of a
To such a task may we during 1926 before lower
would be included, and the mericans, but they are A-
Christ'an to care for and use
With Julius Silvestone,
mericans no longer; they are dedicate all that is highest, courts in Indianapolis, N or
class did right to leave.”
THE STORE FOR
Attorney and Counselor
two of those giant figures of and noblest, so that the ef folk and Dallas.
(Concluded on page Three)
523-524 Lumbermens Bldg. of the basketball team, class whom history history feels forts and sacrifices of these
An Equal Rights Bill has
They belong men may not be wasted, but
Tom Howell, has returned
treasurer and was a member the paucity.
been introduced in the Mis- Phones: Br. 0635-Wa. 3920
the County Hospital
Oregon of the committee which se- the memory of men as long the crystallization of a larg where he underwent an o-
sour* legislature by a color Portland,
ed member of that body.
(Concluded on Page Tw o) as human history shall sus- er freedom for our group.
peration on one of his feet.
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