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SATURDAY. MARCH 14. 1931
The YOUNGER SET
(Hy G E N E V A 1VEV*
Mount Olivet Baptist Church
Published Every Seturday at Suite 31Í-.11S Macleay Building. Portland. Oregon
East Firs* and Schuyler St*
Rev J. L- Castoa. Minister
Phone A T water 1M4
Shiloh Baptist Church
BEATRICE H. CANNADY..................................................... Eduoe *"•«< Pokluker
East Tih and Everett Sta
Issrsmal Manager anJ Com go u tor
WILLIAM I'll KENS .............................................................. Contributing CJitor
Society Editor and Reporter
DeNORVAL U N TH A N K . M D. ..
N A N C Y LEE .............................................................
KITS REID, RALPH C CLDYE AND CLIFFORD MITCHELI........ CoUmnuts
— El* ISC OP ALLAN—
St. Phillip* Mission
Knott and Rodney St*
Blame Cole* Lay Reader
Subscription Rate* (Payable in A dvance): One Year. $2.30; Six Month*
$1.50; Three Month», $1.00
Eatered aa Second-Class Matter in the Port Office at Portland. Oregon
Under the Act o f 1012
THE “HIRTH OF A
— HOUSE OF PRAYER—
House of Prayer __
East 10 th and Grant Sts
Robert Searcie. Pastor
Bethel A. M K. Church
Beginning with this issue of The
Larrabee and McMillen Sts.
Rev. Daniel G. Hill Jr. Minister
The Advocate w is h - to take »hi, * Advocate Pollywn (Mr*. W U l i a R ^ )
method of expressing its sincere relinquishes her ^
thanks for itself and the people it 'W regret very much that M r ^ R « s i
represents to the Mayor and City find, its jmcessary to
Commisaioner, for their manly aland « e greatly appreciate the inestimable
in refusing to grant permission to the ; »«view which she has rendered in that
promoter, of the “ Birth of a Nation” I capacity. And w hen we corns,der ,h .
film for exhibition in Portland the«- *h* • «*
faithfully for several
ters. Their action is in keeping with
wi‘ h* ut remuneration of any
kind whatsoever, we must know that
the popular course throughout the na
she has enjoyed her work. Mrs. Reed
tion. In many parts o f the aouthland,
is especially adapted to newspaper
the geography of which the film pur
work, having had considerable experi
ports to specially depict, through the
efforts of the interracial commission, ence as a reporter for a number of
the film has been denied exhibition: years for various newspapers and
the mayor of Detroit, Michigan, also magazines in other sections of the
a few weeks ago banned the film from country.
Mrs. Reed is active in social and
that city and there are other instances
of like action in other sections of the literary club work in the city and is
country, and so our Portland mayor one of Portland's most popular ma
and commissioners are to be congrat trons. During a part of her busy life
she has been a school teacher. She
ulated upon their stand.
In this conenction, it would not be and her “ better half" and their daugh
amiss to recall that during the war ter Uline. reside at 303 Cherry street,
the film was banned in Portland as a and their home is the center of many
result of the protest of The Advocate social activities from time to time.
The Advocate wishes publicly, as it
and many citizens, including Mrs.
Katherine Gray, W. D. Allen, Rev. J. has done privately, to thank Pollyann
W. Anderson, Rev. R. W. Rowran. O. for her co-operation, s e r v i c e and
S. Thomas, E. D. Cannady, the G.A.R., friendship and hopes that she will
the local branch of the N.A.A.C.P. and again find the time and inclination to
many others. The editor of The Ad devote to the social columns of The
vocate personally accompanied the Advocate. And in this we know we
city attorney and council members to are voicing the sentiments of patrons
the theater for a viewing o f the pic throughout the country. Again we
ture after having appeared before the thank her and express our regret that
council where she protested against she cannot continue with us.
the picture's showing It was after this
effort on part of numerous individuals
and organizations that the council
passed an ordinance prohibiting the
showing of films which would stir up
hatred between the races.
Later in 1926, the film was again
barred from Portland by the city
council. The secretary of the Board
o f Motion Picture Censors, a woman of
sterling worth and character, had pre
served these old records and when the
question of showing this picture again
came up for consideration, Mrs. E. B
Coldwell brought fort hthese former
records, which were reviewed, and also
the local branch of the N. A. A. C. P.
added its proteat and as a result the
council took action as stated above.
The film is most dangerous, we
think, in that it essays to portray a
true picture of the conditions, politi
cally, socially and otherwise in the
South immediately following the Civil
war. Colored and some whites in all
parts of the country who are close
students o f history, declare that the
film fails utterly in depicting the true
history. It is misleading, to say the
least, in that respect, and in several
others. For these and many other rea-
aons The Advocate is especially thank
ful to the mayor, the city council and
the motion picture censor board for its
stand in barring the film from our fair
Kirat A. M E. Zioa Church
417 Williams Ave
Rev W. R. Lovell. Minister
TIM E LY DIGEST
The Advocate is in receipt of a copy
of “ Timely Digest.” the race’s new
est magaxine o f “ current events in
review.” The cover design is a per
fect likeness of Paul Robeaon. The
magaxine is published at Minneapolis,
Minn., by The Timely Digest Pub
lishing Company. Cecil E. Newman
is its editor-publisher, a man we per
sonally know to be of sterling worth
and character and well fitted and
adapted to the office he fills. The
magaxine, which is pregnant with
timely information, is dedicated “ to
those who would know the truth, so
that there may be understanding, and
to the sturdy pioneers of Negro jour
nalism from Frederick Douglass, John
H. Murphy, T. Thomas Fortune to R.
S. Abott.YV. E. B. DuBois, who are
largely responsible for the growth of
the Negro Press, the Beacon Light of
Race's aspiration.” And may we,
Editor Newman, add a long list of Ne-
gr editors— men and women who have
sunk all their material as well as
spiritual and intellectual wealth into
publications in order that their race
may be presented to the world in its
true light, and whose efforts have
met with little or no appreciation
from the very people they served. We
want to extend our hand of welcome
to the Timely Digest and wish for it
In its effort to be o f service to its all the success its promoters hope for
readers The Advocate introduces sev and more.
eral new departments in its columns.
They are “ Nancy Lee,” who will serve THE PASSING OF THE WORLD
The Advocate joins the hundreds of
as a sort of love doctor; “ Keeping Fit,”
a medical department, and dental other Negro newspapers throughout
Talks. In addition to these we an the United States in expressing re
nounce the acceptance o f Miss Rosa gret at the demise of the New York
lie Bird to the special work as society World, founded by Joseph Pulitzer,
editor, succeeding “ Pollyann.” Miss when it recently lost its identity
Bird will also report generally any and thru purchase by the Scripps-Howard
It is to be
all news matter that comes to her at Newspaper Syndicate.
tention. It is our desire to serve to hoped under the new management the
our utmost our patrons by giving paper will be as fair to the foreigner,
them the best obtainable in every de the Jew, the Negro, the laboring man,
partment and we hope that in return the oppressed, as was The World and
they will support us to their utmost. its founder. May it be as indepen
dent and as fearless.
KEEPING F IT
The Advocate feels fortunate in be
ing able to secure the sen-ices of Dr.
DeNorval Unthank, A. B., M. D., to
edit a department known as “ Keeping
Fit,” in these columns each week for
the benefit of our readers. Dr. Un
thank comes to Portland from Kan
sas City. Mo., where he built up a
splendid reputation and a lucrative
practice. He is a graduate of the
University of Michigan, where he re
ceived his A. B. degree; attended the
University of Kansas Medical School
for two years, later graduating from
the Howard University Medical School
Sergeant A. J. Franklin celebrated in 1926. In Kansas City, where he
his 72nd birthday anniversary on last practiced for three years, he made a
Sunday, it having occurred on the 6th special study of the eye, ear, nose
of March. Mr. Franklin’s principal and throat diseases at Merey-Wheat-
life work has been soldiering. He has ley Hospital. He was a member of
a fine memory and can draw vivid the staff of Wheatley Hospital and
word pictures of events and happen was serving in the capacity of secre
ings which occurred during the Span- tary at the time he left the city for
ish-American war, in which he en Portland. He also was a member of
gaged. He has done much toward help- the staff of the General Hospital No
ing veterans to receive their pay in 2 in Kansas City and acted as its
various forms, and many a veteran secretary; he was examining physi
has Sergeant Franklin to thank for his cian at the Well Baby Clinic; exam
compensation from the government. ining physician in the Open A ir Tu
He says that the first 72 years are the berculosis School, adult clinic in the
hardest to live— after that,— it’s easy. same city. Dr. Unthank is a member
And so here’s to another 72 years for of the Alpha Phi Alpha, the Chi
Delta Mu fraternities and the Kappa
Pi honorary medical society. He was
active in numerous health and social
During the past week The Advo welfare organizations and upon his
cate secured work for several of its arrival in Portland has been much
subscribers— chauffeur, general house sought after by the same organiza
maid and cook. A large number of tion operating in this city. We know,
unemployed registered with us during too, that our readers will appreciate
the past several weeks.
this new service, which begins in this
week’s issue, by a man well qualified
W H Y NOT7
to conduct same. Dr. Unthank has
j taken a suite in the new Arata build-
Some day that ethic of doctors, >ng. on the corner of Burnside and
lawyers and dentists which says tha'. Sixth streets. He resides at 361 Ben-
It ia wrong to advertise will be placed ton street with his charming wife and
in the attic along with hoop skirts, 14 months’ old son.
round-toed shoes and two-seater bi
cycles. It should have been discarded
B AL— O NEY
at the beginning of the century.
There is no real difference between
Hold-up man: “ Stick ’em up and
pulling a tooth, defending a murderer, hand over that stuff in your pocket.”
curing a cold, or clothing the public.
Victim: “ But I ’ve only got a fifty-
The fundamental idea is business and dollar bill. Got any change?”
the scale of a service or product. But
Hold-up man: “ Naw! Go in the
the lawyer and the merchant are try drug store and get change, I ’ll wait
ing to make money.
SPO NSO R
MRS. SMITH IS HOSTESS TO CLUB To the Readers of The Advocate:
After several months’ association as
A N l) NOTED VISITOR
society report mí to The Advocate, 1
(By Bessie P. Johnson)
Mrs W. F. Smith entertained the shall discontinus my service, and I
Old Rose Club at her home. 8106 - 39th wish to express my thanks and aincers
avenue. Southeast. Thursday, March 5. gratitud# to each of you who offered
A brief but interesting business ses
Yours for the continued success of
I want to thank those who have*
sion was conducted.
complimented me upon this column,
Miss Martha Root, world traveller- The Advocate.
especially those young men, former
lecturer. a noted Bahai teacher, gave
Portland fellows, who are now In Se
a timely talk. Her message was brim
Honoring the birthday anniversaries attle. I received two letters In which
ful of love and encouragement ami
touched the heart-strings of each one. of Sergeant A. J. Franklin, Mrs. Cora these young men said that they got
Miss Root's work is not for aelf- L. Jamison and Miss Alfreds Frank more news of the young peoples' do
Miss Rosalie Bird.
aggrandizement, but rather to bring lin, Mrs. Beatrice Cannady enter ings than front letters received from
681 Gantenhein Avenue
about a more definite understanding tained at dinner Sunday. The table friends. It makes me very happy to
Phone MU 1686
between the peoples of the world, re was very attractive in ite green linen know that this little bit means some
gardless of race, creed or previous rover with amber glass ware service thing to the young people, because It
Mrs. Marie Penme of 333 East First condition. The seriousness and im and silver. I'laee cants were hand is really work to get the clubs and
street North was hontesa at a beauti portance of her effort« cannot be o ver made by Mite Katherine Franklin, Individuals to hand in their notices
who it quite sn artist. A delicious din ami notes.
fully appointed luncheon last Satur emphasized.
day at her home, honoring Sergeant
Mias Root was the center of much ner was served. The birthday cake
Lillian ilellard celebrated her six
and Mrs. W. B. Rose of Winlock, Wn. entertainment during her sojourn In was especially attractive with decora
tions expressing birthday greetings teenth birthday Friday night at the
A gorgeous centerpiece of daffodils the city.
adorned the table around which were
Additional guests included Mrs. J. to the honored gueste. Several gifts borne of her parents in Alberta, with
seated seven guests.
W. Latimer, Mr. ami Mrs. Charles were received by the honored onee. a very lovely birthday party, at which
Covers were laid for nine
a large number of friends attended.
Bishop and Miss Ella Meissner.
Everyone present had a delightful
The Kenwana Bridge Club was en
Mr. and Mrs Willis A. Reed were time.
Miss Ilellard received many
tertained on the 5th by Mr. and Mrs. hostess served a delicious two-courae
pleasant callers at the home of the gifts.
Mrs, Elise Reynolds was a
Lloyd Flowers. The next meeting of
editor one evening during the week joint hostess with Mrs. Ilellard.
the club will be held on the 19th At
A social event of next week will be A delightful social chat was enjoyed,
the home o f Mr. and Mrs. Eugene
The G. A- A. Club will have charge
St. Patrick's Day luncheon, at which followed by dainty repast served by
Carr in Montavilla.
of the opening day of the Tom Thumb
Mrs. Pollyann Reed will be hostess to the hostess.
The Necktie social given by the golf course on the Elks' Hall grounds,
The Esperanto Breakfast Club met a group of ladies at her home. 303
Emergency Club at the home of Mr ami evrryone ia asked to attend and
Wednesday with Mrs. Frank Adams, Cherry street.
and Mrs. Burt Turner last Friday have a round of golf at a smal cost.
at her beautiful home in Alberta. Ill
One of the big events of the season
Mrs. Mamie Stanton will be hostess night, March 6, was a decided social
ness prevented several members from
will lie the April Fool's day danre,
attending. However, those who were to the Literary Research Club, Fri success. Twenty-two regular members
under the name of “ Merrikannaa "
present enjoyed a very interesting and day. March 20, at her home in Alberta.
members were enrolled. Mrs. Edith This dance will be at the Elks' hall,
illuminating meeting. The hostess
with music furnished by one of Port
Rev. and Mrs. W. R. 1-ovoli were Williams, a sister of the hostess, as
served a delicious two-course break
land's best known orchestras.
fast. The club subscribed for the recipients of a very delightful “ Pound sisted her in receiving and serving the
course we'll see you there. Now that
Journal of Negro History, published
Mrs. L. H. Preston of Chicago, III., basketball season it almost over, the
by Carter G. Woodson. In the absence avenue, last Tuesday. The affair was
girls have turned their minds toward
of the president, Mrs. Elsie Reynolds, sponsored by Attorney Wyatt W il is spending an indefinite period in
tennis and baseball.
Mrs. Nona Deiz presided.
Rev. Lovell will preach at both
Praise and prayer service on Wed
nesday, 8 p. m. Members are urged
The Vigilantes Club
will give a
J leg's dinner March 27. Benefit the
church. Mrs. R. H. Camp ia president
of the club.
The Zion Emergency Club met at
the home of Mrs. B. Clemins, 720
Union Avenue North, Friday night,
A pleasing report was made from the
apron social held at the home of Mrs.
Quarterly Conference will be held
the Fifth Sunday in March. Rev. T.
Allen Harvey, presiding.
Rodney and Knot Sts.
REV. H. D. C H AM B E R S IN
C H AR G E
Rev. \V R. Lovell, pastor.
By Keren Mills Collins, Reporter)
The regular services will be in
charge of Mr. Blaine B. Coles during
The Communion services will be on
Palm Sunday. March 29, at I I a. m
A special musical service will be ren
The Ladies’ Guild met at the home
of Mrs. Rawlins last Tuesday and
completed arrangements for their an
nual entertainment Easter Monday
April 6, at the new Elks’ hall.
Services at 11. Church School 12 rn
St. Philips Welcomes you.
Shiloh Church News
Shiloh Baptist Church to build a
new church building At a meeting
of the members Wednesday night
they voted to build a new church. A
building committee was appointed
Mrs. Ida H. Thompson, Mrs. Sarah
James, Mrs. J. M. Armstrong, Mr
Kastman and Rev J. W. Anderson
The Rev. Mr. Anderson was elected
chairman of the committee. Dr. An
derson, who was elected superinten
dent of the church two years ‘ ago,
agreed to preach for the church when
in the city, as Rev. G. G. Gardner
cannot preach regular, but he, the
Rev. Gardner, will preach when Dr.
Anderson is out on the field. The
church is a member of the National
Baptist Convention and Dr. Anderson
superintendent for the convention.
Rev. J. W. Anderson, regional sec re
tary of the National Baptist Conven
tion, will preach at Shiloh Baptist
church, 76th and Everett street* Sun
day night at 8:00 p. m. Subject, " I
Am Going to Heaven.”
NINA MA£ bfKINNEY
(See story on page 1)
789 E. Burnside Street
Between 24th and 25th
Modern Five-Room Furnished
Attorney Wyatt Williams, associat
ed with Judge Silvestone with offices
in the Lumbermen’s building, who
sponsored a party for the pastor of
his church, the First A. M. E. Zion,
last Tuesday. Mr. Williams is active
in fraternal, legal and church circles.
1385 Grand Ave. N.
MRS. ZEPHA BAKER
All Lines of Beauty Work
C. J. Walker Toilet Goods
MARTIN’S BEAUTY SHOP
Mrs. II. Troutman
Holliday ÔC Holliday
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Equipped with the Very Imtrst, We Are In a Position lo Care for
Bethel Church News
The director of the U. R. all city
jplay, "The Mystic Flower," visited the
j Trianon Club laat Thursday. The T ri
anon Girls will practice each Thurs
DR J. L. CASTO N. Pastor
day at 3:30 o'clock at the Branch Y.
(Mildred Ivey, Reporter)
They have taken the role of pirates
Tomorrow Dr. Caiton's subject will instead of Egyptians.
be “ Why I Believe In Humanity.”
Next Wednesday evening at Lenten
The boys’ club has also begun to
service, “ The Sermon On the Mount.” switch over to the spring athletics.
The Blank Club was entertained last I-n*t Sunday a large number of boys
Tuesday evening by Mrs. E. W. Ruth had their first warming up for base
erford. The I-adies’ Missionary So ball on the Elliott School grounds. We
ciety met with Mrs. Sarah Dickerson hope that baseball won’t leave the
in Sell wood Thursday.
team aa crippled up as basketball did.
Mrs. E ffie Johnson entertained the We noticed that some of the team
Searchlight Club Thursday evening wasn't walking as straight as they
The Searchlight Club is sponsoring a might.
St. Patrick tea at the parsonage on
The editor of this column celebrated
The interior of the church is being her twentieth
redecorated. The men of the church M, ybc th|> „ „ „ w„, , urpriM „om. of
are doing this work. While the work you. Some thought I was older, some
is being done upstairs, services are younger. Well, you have it correct
At the Men's Bible Class Sunday at
4 o'clock, the ywill continue the dis
Mrrriman Maxwell spent the past
cussion of “ la the Beginning God” week-end in Portland visiting friends.
from last Sunday. Women, you may
also attend the Bible class.
Little Misses Hettie Scott, 10, and
Miss Geneva Ivey has planned a Maxine Clok, 8, are reported to be III
splendid discussion of “ My Respon at their home, 334 Wcidler street, with
sibility to the Church.” A fellow will a mild attack of influenza. Tha young
join a golf or tennis club, or lodge, sters were out of school all the week
or some other organization, and will on that account but Mrs. Patton says
feel that it ia his duty to attend the they will be able to return to school
meetings and support the club in one next week.
way or another. Are we that way
about the church? No. We join and
The Spotlight Dramatic Players
let the other fellow do. Every mem have decided to have a ticket selling
ber of the church has a responsibil contest for their latest drama “ Only
ity. Do you know what yours is?
Sally Ann," to be presented March 27.
Well, you will find out if you come to
B. Y. P. U. Meet you there at 6:30 /’/ ('« » c /‘ay Y o u r S u b tc r ip lio n
Bethel By The Bridge
On Larrabbee and McMillen Sts
Rev D. G. HU1, Pastor
Men. Women and Children
Como—-Lett Us Serve You1
HOLLIDAY & HOLLIDAY
Marguerite Griffith— Reporter
The Knights of Bethel will present
Stanton H. Duke in recital in the near
The Joymakers met Thursday at
j the parsonage with John Hansel, host.
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