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Vol. 26, No. 14
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1931
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Director Will Haya Asked
to Keep Film Out of the
Atlanta, Ga., F'eb 14— Decided oppo
sition i> developing across the south to
the showing in that aeetion of "The
Birth of a Nation," which it it under
stood hat recently been rcittued at a
talking film Protests are being tent to
lla yt from
quarters, including reltgiout groupi,
nnttiorvary tocieliet, the lu m m iin on
on Interracial Cooperation, and var
iout individual! and bodiet connected
with that organttation.
«Editor to Broadcast
Beatrice H. Cannady, editor of The
Advocate, will deliver a IS-nnnute clot
mg addrtaa on Negro Hitlory today.
Saturday 14th, at 3 p m. tharp over
Kadio Station KGW.
T he Nation Honors Abraham
Wiley College at Marshall, Texat,
hat two thouiand dolD ri more m its
endowment fund all becaute Mettrt
J. I) Ryan and Thornton M. Fairchild
of Houtton, Texat, recently gave one
thoutaml dollar« each. Mr. Ryan n
principal of the Jack Yatee high tchool,
Mouiton, Texat, and Mr. Fairchild it
pretident of the Watchtower Mutual
I.ife Inturance company of the tame
The interetting and unique world
city Both are reader« of The A dvo
traveller and lecturer, Mitt Martin
cate and lifelong friendi of iti editor.
Root, internationally known for her
Mrt Ryan recently tent $S.OO to re
journalistic work, her unutual talent
new their tubteripfiont.
at an esperantist, her world-wide uni
versity associations and her cordial
relations with many of the crowned
heads of Kurope and the Orient, will
be a visitor in Portland for a week or
ten days beginning on the 23rd of
February. Mita Root has been delegate
to many of the international confer
ences it Brussels, and hat traveled,
lectured and conferred with govern
ment utncials in most of the countries
of the world. She it considered to be
Dr. J M. Mueller, prof, of sociology unique among world iigurca in the
at U. of O., will deliver an addrett depth and scope of her contacts and
Sunday rnght at 7 :45 Hia tubjeti will experiences in international aliairs.
be "T h e American
Negro." Open Mitt Root hat lectured in all the lead
forum will be conducted following hit mg universities of Germany. She hat
addrett Dr Mueller it remaining in spoken at Oxford, England, and now
the city over the week end etpecially com et from a tour of China and Japan
for ihit tervire. A large crowd is ex where she was received with the great
pected to hear him. A Special literary est enthusiasm by the K cio Univer
and niutical program will precede hit sity and the university of Nippon in
Japan On several occasions she de
livered her address in Esperanto. Her
fluency in Esperanto makes it possible
for her to reach all races with her
message and to associate with them
on the basis of complete understand
ing. She travels anywhere and every
where without compensation.
111 GIVE Mill) TALKS
Lincoln Great Emancipator
The National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People and
the Colored W om en's Federated clubs
of Oregon will jointly observe Negro
History week at the Williams Ave. Y.
W. C. A. cor. Tillamook and William«
Ave. Sunday Feb. 15th at 4;00 p m.
The following program has been ar
2. Negro National Anthem.
Mrs. Jessie Flowers at the piano.
3. Brief History of Tw o Organiiation
(a) National Asso Colored W o
men's Clubs— Mrs. Bonnie Bogle
(b ) National Asso. for the A d
vancement of Colored People—
Mrs. Norma Williams.
5. Address— "The Negro in Reli
gion”— Rev. W . R. Lovell.
Vocal solo— Mrs. Dollie Paries
Address— "The Negro in the Pro
fessions"— Dr. E. L. Booker
Selection— Mt Olivet Mixed Quar
10. Address— "T h e Negro in Litera
ture and Art’’— Dr. J. L. Saston.
Mr. Clarence Ivey will be master of
ceremonies and will give a brief his
tory of the movement known as Negro
The committee in charge is in com
munication with Mr. Paul Robeson
has invited him to be present. The
program will begin promptly at 4 0 0
p. m. The public is cordially invited.
Olivet Baptist church delivered the
invocation at the opening o f the ses
Sunday evening at a combined meet
sion of the house of Representatives ing of the Epworth League and the
Wednesday at the state legislature at church, Mrs Beatrice H. Cannady,
Salem. It is said that it was the first editor of The Advocate gave a 15-
time in the memory of present re minute address on race relations at
presentatives that a Negro minister the Methodist church in Newberg.
has thus served.
Her message was well received and
she was invited to return for another
address as soon as she can arrange to
K. P.S OBSERVE THANKSGIVING
MRS. ZEPHA BAKER
Paul Robeson, the Negro baritone who sings at the Auditorium Mon
day evening, February 16th on the Steers Ac Coman series, began life as the
youngest son of a colored Methodist minister, and completed public school
with honors which gave him a scholarship atKutgers College.
Robeson was graduated from Rutgeri the possessor of a Phi Beta
Kappa key, and letters in four major aports, heralded by the late Walter
Camp as "the greatest defensive end who ever trod the gridiron." Next he
studied law at Columbia University and after gaming hia degree Robeson
yielded to Flugene O ’ Neill's persuasions and was starred in "Emperor Jones
Hia success as an actor wai instantaneous and there followed roles in "A ll
God's Chillun.” "P orgy" and "Black Boy.”
It was Paul Robeson’s devotion to his race and his feeling that this
devotion needed more concrete expression which impelled him to prepare
a program of Negro spirituals and. with Lawrence Brown, gave a recital in
New York in 1925.
"Robeson's voice is all honey and persuasion," writes the Musical cr.tir
of the Toronto Telegram, "yearning and searching. A rich, generous, mel
low, tender voire which makes you think again and again of the great
chaliapin of Chaliapin's tones dipped in honey or drenched in glowing sun
SIXTH A 0 LIBAN S T A S IT I
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William E. Odell of Los Angeles,
,i’ Wj? .Jl. son-rn la * of Mr. and
J- A. Nichols of Portland was pain
fully injured accidentally last Satur
day in Los Angeles when a gas ex
plosion occurred in the street. Mr.
Odell was near and was blown up in
to the air, landing in a manhole, head
downward, according to a report re
ceived in Portland.
AGED SPOUSE ASKS REIIEF
ABRAH AM LINCOLN
W hose Birthday occurred February 12. The whole nation was as one
in observing the anniversary of the "greatest American." Locally, Mrs. Virgil
Keene sponsored a Lincoln-Douglas progTam at Bethel church. It consisted
of an address on Abraham Lincoln by Dr. DeNorval Unthank; Lincoln's
Gettysburg speech by Mrs. Zepha Baker; a paper on Frederick Douglas by-
Mrs. Lena Bowers and an address on Frederick Douglass by Dr. E. L.
Booker The men's quartet furnished music. The program was well attended
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Crap games are crap games, regard
climax of one held last week sent two
men, one white and one colored to
the hospital with bullet wounds in
various portions of their anatomies.
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Viewing the galaxy of great men
whose births are commemorated in
February there are not a few of us
who wish wc had been lucky enough
to count ourselves in. There is .scarce
ly any line of human service that is
not represented by some outstanding
figure, the anniversary of whose birth
occurs during this month. Among
these shining lights are found Fred
Douglass, Booker T. Washington,
Paul Lawrence Dunbar and many
Humanity has benefited steadily
and truly because of the manner in
which these men have dedicated them
selves to the service of mankind.
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MEETING AT NEWBNRG
Dr. J. L. Caston, pastor of Mt.
The annual Thanksgiving of the K.
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will he observed Sunday, March 29th
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Eugene, Oregon, Feb. 4— Homer
Wansley and John Stockton, colored,
arrested here Saturday and held for
burglary of a Japanese tailor shop in
Seattle, have waived extradition and
will be taken to Seattle in custody of
an officer who was expected to arrive
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James Tindall, 39, died in Portland
at the Veteran's hospital February 5th.
His funeral was held Monday from
Finley's Mortuary with Rev. Daniel
G. Hill Jr., officiating. Interment was
had in Lincoln Memorial Park ceme
tery. The deceased was a W orld War
Veteran and a member of the Ameri
can Legion, and was given a military
funeral. Born in Salisbury, Mo., Mr.
Tindall spent the early part of his life
in the south. He had lived in Portland
for a number of years. He leaves to
mourn their loss, a mother, Mrs. Ida
Tindall; a brother, Roy Tindall; a
sister, Mrs. Lucy Kirby and cousins
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Henderson.
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Portland Man Dies
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Mrs. H. Troutman
Atlanta, Ga. Feb. 8— An age of 115
years usually indicates a fair degree of
establishment in life, but John Davis,
is looking for another wife—at least,
that’s the charge o f his present one,
"H e's got me all worried and I
want the law to stop him,” the aged
wife told Fulton county officials re
cently. "H e has two or three women
friends and now he wants to spend
his pension on some one else.”
A promise of legal co-operation to
curb any attempt at bigamy was made.
Body Lifta Ban
On Colored Boxers
Miiwaukiee, Jan. 31(C P A )—Accord
ing to information just received from
abroad the National Sporting club of
London, one of the oldest boxing clubs
on the other side of the big pond,
has decided to lift the ban on colored
fighters, a ban that has been in exis
tence ever since Jack Johnson lett
the British isles to journey to Aus
tralia to fight Tommy Burns.
Early in 19U8 Johnson went to Eng
land and won a couple of minor battles
and was then matched by the National
Sporting club of London to meet either
Sam Longford, Sam McVey or some
other outstanding heavyweight. A c
cording to the officers of the N. S. C.
Johnson signed a contract with the
club to that effect. Fut when an offer
came from Mr. McIntosh in Sydney,
Australia, to fight Tommy Burns tor
the world's title "Mistah Jack" packed
up and sailed for the Antipodes. O f
ficers of the National Sporting club
became incensed at Johnson’s actions
and put a ban on all colored fighters
which has been in vogue up to this
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