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A D V O C A TE
VOL. 27 — NO. 16
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SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 28. 1931
PRICE FIVE CENTS
DETROIT MAYOR STOPS ‘BIRTH OF NAXIOIT FILM
IMMIGRATION CHECK APPROVED BY HOUSE
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TENOR OF FILM HELD TO HUMILIATE RACE
Detroit, M ich, Frh 25.— (I'N S )—
Through the action »I Mayor Murphy,
"The Itirth ol a Nation," scheduled to
have opened at the State Theatre here
la.t Saturday, vru cancelled.
I’ rotest t s im il the showing had
hern tiled with the mayor hy the Na
tional Association lor the* Advance
ment ol Colored I’roplr, the Michigan
Civil Kighta League, other organiia-
tinna and individuals, as bring humil
iating to Nrgroca.
FILM TO BE SHOWN
New York, Feb. 25.— ( l N S )—The
all-colored caat idea hat stepped from
the stage to the screen, and there is
to be an all colored production called
“ Dixie to H arlem " Jackie Young,
now linger and dancer at the Hot
Fret (Tub, on Houston street, liai
been cast (or the lead.
The Universal Negro Improvement
Association will resume its activities
at a meeting to be held tomorrow aft
ernoon at 5 o'clock at the Flks hall,
•HO Williams avenue. Hand bills an
nouncing the meeting have been dis
tributed and the public is invited
Army Military Training
Camp for St. Louis
St. Loins, M o , Feb. 25.— (C N S )—
Permission (or the establishment of a
citizens' military training camp for
Negroes was received last week by A l
exander Rvans, adjutant ol Tom Pow
ell Post No. 77 of the American Le
gion, from Representative L. C. Dyer
of St. Louis, with the authority of
Secretary of War Patrick J. Hurley.
WELCOMED IN PORTLAND
Mist Martha Root, world-famed re
ligious teacher, lecturer and versatile
writer arrived in Portland Feb. 2J, and
ever since hat been kept busy filling
•peaking engagements. Tuesday night
she addressed a group of 40 Bahais at
a private home, Wednesday morning
the spoke before 2200 students at Jef
fertun high school; at noon the same
day the spoke before La Esperanto
Matcnmangu Klubo, during the after
noon, she broadcast over radio station
K( j W — Morning Oregonian.
evening nearly five hundred people
crowded m the the Metaphysical lib
rary to hear her message. She spoke
Thursday to more than two thousand
Grant Hi school students and in the
afternoon held a special meeting with
a group of public school teachers. She
aiAm llroadrast ovdr radio station
K OIN on Friday and Friday night
she spoke before the Bahai Assembly
in the Terminal Sales Bldg. She alto
addressed several groups of club w o
men and Reed College students. T o
morrow morning Miss Root will speak
at the Metaphysical Library, 405 Yam
hill, corner Tenth s i, in the afternoon
from J to 5 she will be the honored
guest at a public reception to be held
in the women's club building, 448 Tay
In the evening she will
again speak at the Metaphysical library
and at 0:50 Sunday night she will speak
to a group in the home of the editor
of the Advocate in Irvington. Other
engagements follow next week. Those
who wish to find out what Miss Root's
other engagements will be advised to
call the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Latimer. Tr. 2548 where Miss Root
is stopping during her Portland visit.
Miss Root has been absent from
America nine years on a tour ol the
world. She is fresh from China and
Japan. She has been entertained by
the people in every country including
India and Persia and she has amassed
a world of information along practically
every line o f endeavor and human re
lationship. She is an excellent, logical
and convincing speaker. She goes any
and everywhere without price.
SOUTHERNER URGES MORE
EDUCATION FOR NEGROES
Atlanta, Feb. 25.— (C N S )— Higher
academic standing of the Negro as an
economic aid for the South was ad
St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 25.— (C N S )— vocated Friday by Dr. W . W . Alex
Within a day or 10 Charles Allen, ander of Atlanta, member of the Inter
known to his many frienda as the racial Commission, speaking before
Rev. C. II. Gugcnshine, will be bound Emory University Citizenship In
for Louisiana to face a 33-ycar mur
Taking as his subject, "The Place
o f Negroes in the Economic Struc
ture of the South," Dr. Alexander
W O M AN 110, DEAD
said the average Negro's schooling
Omaha, N eb, Feb. 25.— (C N S )— now does not go beyond the third
Mrs. Rosa 11. Ingram died here last grade, and declared that if his aca
week at the age of 110. Her husband demic standing were increased to the
died several years ago. A son, Charles sixth grade it would he "the greatest
Ingram, of Chicago, survives her.
thing (irorgia could do to better eco
Man to be Extraditied for
Murder 33 Years A go
789 E. Burnside Street
Between 24th and 25th
1385 Grand Ave. N.
MRS. ZEPHA BAKER
Modern Five-Room Furnished
Mrs. H. Troutman
B E A U T IC IA N
All Lines of Beauty W ork
C. J. Walker Toilet Good*
C harge M en ck en Is ^ H ow ling W o l f 0
GRAND OPENING OF
The “ Little T o m Minature Golf
Course "has just been completed at the
intersection of Williams A v e, W il
liams Court and McMiller street, on
the Elks' hall grounds. It is second
to none in the northwest and Portland
citizens particularly the colored people,
might well be proud ol it. Here the
younger set, in fact every body can
enjoy the popular pastime—golf.
Golf is a pleasant, open-air health
ful, clean recreation which every one
ran and ought to learn. For healthful
development the game has no peer be
cause in playing every muscle is
brought into play. Professions, am-
rtures and the novice equally enjoy
the game. There arc nine holes on
the course in a beautiful artiate setting
of flowers, shrubs, velvety greens,
bridges, streams and hazarda ol all
kinds. Thereby making the playing
rxerpttonally interesting. H 9 holes
aren't enough for a player he can eas
ily go twice around the course for 18-
holcs. The flowers, shrubbery, etc,
produces a marvellous effect and en
hances the beauty of the Elks' build
As an incentive to introduce the
course the management announces
that on Tuesday of each week t h e
course and all its nets in a financial
way will tne turned over to s o m e
worthy organization or cause free of
Charles (Chuck) Williams
will be the green keeper and manager
and pretty Miss Rosalie Bird will
have charge o f the box office. Only
15c admission and prizes.
New York, Feb. 25.— (C N S )— The
$500,000 Lincoln Recreation Center
of Harlem has been sold as a result
of realty foreclosure actions. The cen
ter brought $335,000— $155,000 more
than the mortgage on it. The place
was opened May of last year.
In Grateful Acknowledg
W e wish to thank our friends for
their many kindnesses, expressions of
sympathy and flowers during the ill
ness and death of our beloved father
and son, George H. Davis, who passed
into his reward January 22.
Mr. and Mrs. Willis Fitzgerald,
and Family, Children,
Mrs. Henrietta Davis, Mother.
SIXTH à 0 LI 8 AH STREITS
PO RTLA N D , O ft l.
MARTIN’S BEAUTY SHOP
346 Williams Ave.
ROBRNA MARTIN IN C H A R G I
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8CA I.P TRE ATM ICNT
In th. Portland Section of laat week’» iune of The North
we«t Enterprise (Seattle Enterprise) of which Mrs. Bonnie
Bogle is reporter—appears an item to the effect that The Advo
cate had moved out of the Macleay Building. We do not know
where Mrs. Bogle obtained her information nor her reason for
publishing the same—but we do wish to say to our subscribers
and others that the report is false. The Advocate still has its
offices at 312 Macleay Building and an attendant is there every
day from 9 until 8 o'clock. We wish further to state that if
The Advocate ever moves we shall consider it our first duty to
inform our patrons where they may get in touch with us. You
may get in touch with the editor of The Advocate at 312 Mac
leay Building or by phoning Garfield 7623.
Beatrice Cannady. Editor.
New York, Feb. 23.— A Negro stu
dent, Arthur Thomas, of Philadelphia
has won five awards which were pre
sented at the mid-year commencement
exercise* o f th e* Northeast high
Thomas won the Alliance Française
bronze medal for excellence in French
literature and language, the Phi Beta
Kappa award for excellence in Latin,
mathematics and literature and the
Harvey Gottshall English award. He
also ranked second highest in scholar
ship in a class of 149 pupils and de
livered a salutatory address on “ Thom
as Gray and His Elegy."
This prize winning Negro student
is one of seven children, of whom
three are teaching in public schools.
The father >s a printer. Thomas is
planning to study medicine.
BIRD SAYS WORK POOR
Dan Byrd, former Portlander, now
a resident of Seattle, says that the un
employment condition is worse in Se
attle than in Portland. Weekly, Dan
telephones hit titter. Miss Viola Byrd,
for a little chat. Mist Mable Byrd, who
is an instructor at Fisk University,
Nashville, Tenn, is reported to be do
ing finely there. Not long ago she tele
phoned her sister, Miss Viola Byrd,
in Portland. Mis* Byrd said her voice
was so clear that she thought her sit
ter was telephoning from Union sta
tion instead of from Nashville, Tenn.
Jackson, Miss, Feb. 25.— (C N S)—
H. L. Mencken, editor of the Ameri
cent magazine article that critically
flayed the Negro church, is merely a
howling wolf, according to
"Where Young Men Buy”
SIN GLE G IR LS
Answer this if you are tingle, tend,
us your name and address and re
ceive a one dollar coupon and valu
able personal information—FREEI
P. H. BODD1E,
ta il S street, N. W ,
Daily News last week.
Washington, Feb. 25.— (C N S )— 1 he
Shaddix scores Mencken for his re immigration measure to restrict thv
cent article appearing in the Balti number of aliens coming into tLi-
more San in reference to relief for country as an employment aid am'
the drouth area sufferers in the about which Representative Oscar D>
Priest has played a prominent par
was approved by the House immigr..
tion committee Monday.
The measure would reduce quot:
immigration 90 per cent and limit im
migration from Western Hemispher
countries to 10 per cent of the en
Indianola, M iss, Feb. 25.— (C N S )— trants in the fiscal year 1929.
The committee also approved th.
George Spann, tenant on a plantation
here, who shot and wounded Charles Free resolution to limit Filipino im
O'Neill, white, on Wednesday over a migration for two years to 500 cr
crop disagreement, was shot and ttants to the mainland. It also wav'
killed Friday when be resisted arrest. authorize Filipino immigration n o t
the islands to Hawaii to be governc
by existing Labor Department regt
Paul Robeson and Lawrence Brown
stopped over in Portland several hours
last Saturday evening en route to Cal
ifornia from Washington. They re
port their concerts in Spokane and
Seattle brilliant successes.
MAN SHOT RESIST’NG ARREST
RICH WHITE WIDOW FOUND I!
New York, Feb. 25.— (C N S )— P.
lice found Mrs. Myrtle Imogene Ste
la, 36 years, white widow, missir.
since February 3, in a tenement Fr
day with 15 empty whisky and g<
bottles stacked about a couch on whit
she sat and held her head.
Her discovery came about throug
a messenger who had been sent L
her to cash a check. With her she h:
$6,000 in jewelry and a $2,500 fur coa
Mrs. Minnie Dixon, hostess to Mr
Stella, said she found the widow in
GRUESOME MYSTERY KILLING
BISHOP SUED FOR 11,300
Washington, Feb. 25.— (C N S )—The
general committee of the Church E x
tension Society of the A. M. E. Zion
Church, a corporate body, Bishop E.
D. W . Jones, of the Zion connection;
Mortimer Harris and Joseph T. Set
tle, the latter two attorneys, were
Pardoned Man, a Slayer, named in a law suit for $1,300 filed in
the Supreme Court of the district last
Greenwood, Miss. Feb. 25.— (C N S ) week by Jessie M. Van Senden and
—.Red Mack received a pardon two the National Saving and Trust Com
weeks ago from the state prison, aft pany.
The bill alleges that Bishop Jones
er serving a year on a life sentence
made a promissory note for $1,300 on
Last Friday he was buried. Some May 19, 1930. It was later indorsed
one slipped up to the window of to Harris and Settle and the payment
Mack's home and shot him through of the said note and interest has not
been paid as yet.
Van Senden, a broker, who was al
leged to have loaned money to hun
dreds of Washington's society folk,
died several months ago and the suit
S. W . C o r . 4 t h a
is being brought by his heirs.
W a s h in g to n
Clothes $25.00 to
Shaddix, writing in the Jackson, Miss,
LIBERATE THIRTEEN W HITES IN
BABY DIES OF S IM M
Feb. 25. —
(C N S )—Charges against 1J white men
of Wardcll, near here, in connection
with the dynamiting of the home of
a Negio recently, were dismissed in
a justice of the peace court Saturday
when the state failed to prosecute the
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O K L A H O M A GETS NEW-
W E E K L Y PAPER
Muskogee, O kla, Feb. 27.— (C N S)
— The Muskogee Sun, another week
ly, made its appearance here last week.
The editorial staff is composed of
ministers only. They are Dr. R. C.
W oods, pastor of the First Baptist
Church, editor; Dr. C. E. Chapman,
pastor o f the Beebe Memorial C. M.
E. Church, managing editor.
MO III H U !
LOVER OF DEAD GIRL SOUGHT
BY OFFICIAIS TOR QUESTIONING
New York, Feb. 25.—(C N S )— Mys
tery surrounding the slaying of three
women — mother, sister and daughter
—and the resultant death by starva
tion of an 11-months-old baby girl,
puzzled police here Monday,
Summoned by a frantic youth who
got no response to his knocks, a pa
trolman broke in the door o f a five-
room apartment at 174 West 136th
street Monday night and found the
bodies. One victim's throat had been
cut and the others had been stran
gled to death. The baby was conscious
in a high chair, but died later in a
Thelma Scott, 16-year-old night
club dancer, was found lashed to a
bed, blood-stained razor laying near
by. Her mother, Rosa Scott, 38, was
lying fully dressed in a bath tub with
part of a clothes line around her neck.
The third woman, identified only as an
aunt o f the dancer, was bound and
strangled in another room.
The baby was believed to have be-
longed to the unnamed woman.
Assistant Medical Examiner Gon-
zales said the women had been dead
for about three days.
Urban League Reports $10,
000 Gift at Annaul
New York, Feb. 25.— (C N S )— .'
gift of $10,000 from Mrs. G. B. Seli
man, as a special fund in memory <
her husband, the late George W . Sell;
man, former board member, was r,
ceived by the National Urban Leagt
at the annual meeting held here la
week. Mrs. Seligman was elected
member of the board for the term e..
piring in 1934.
700 Mississippi Farmers
Meet At Utica Institute
The Advocate sincerely requests its
readers to patronize the firms whose
Jackson, Miss.— (C N S) — Nearly
advertisements are seen in The A dvo 700 colored farmers attended the 26th
cate. By so doing you help yourself, annual conference of Negro farmers
at Utica Institute last week.
the advertiser and us.
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