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VOI. 27 — NO. 19
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SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 1931
PRICE FIVE CENTS
ZION BISHOPS SON FREED OF MURDER CHARGE
WOMAN’S LIE NEARLY COST MAN HIS LIFE
[AM R SINKING. REV. HILL
HURRIES IP HIS BEDSIDE
TO BE FA TA L
CHICAGO. Mar. 1».— (C N 8 )— Ed
ward Kyles, son o f BUhop
Kyle* o f Winston Salem, N. C., was
freed on s charge of murder here last
week In connection with the killing
o f James l.eonard last summer over
a loan. Kyles, according to the tes
timony, confronted the dead man's
wife about a loan he Is said to have
made to her husband. I eonard ap
peared on the scene ami reprimanded
Kyle« for arguing with his wife. Then
a band-to hand struggle followed in
which l^onard was seriously wound-
mi with a knife. Bishop Kyles is of
the A. hi. K. Zion connection.
II) V IM REAMER 102.341
WASHING, Mar. IP. (C N S )—The
director of the census announces the
population of Florida as returned by
the UCIU census as 1,4(18,211, of which
1,036,206 are whites and 431,828 are
Negroes. The white population in
creased 387,052 or 82.2 per cent, and
the Negro population 102,341, or 31.1
per cent. Of the Negro population
181,008 are 21 years of age and over,
forming 28.0 per Cent o f the popula
tion o f voting nge.
RICHMOND NEGROES GET
CAMP AND SOCIAL CENTER
Krv. Daniel G. Hill, Jr., left Mon
day for Baltimore, Md., to *ee hi*
ulted father, who ia ill and reported
to be falling faat. Kev. Illll, while
back Kaat, will visit aeveral of the
large cities. He plans to return home
IS BANKER BROKE?
NEGRO WORKERS STRIKE
NEW ORLEANS, La., Mar. UL
CN A) Sis workers have l»«n shoe
because they dared to strike against
a wage cut which meant the worsen
ing o f their already poor living con
ditions. Five thousand longshoremen,
more than half o f whom are Negroes,
are on strike, mllttantly carrying on
thv struggle against the treacherous
policy o f the union officialdom.
WASHINGTON. Mar. HL— (CN8>
.—A* l<«al colored woman was buried
in one o f the leading white ceme
teries here last week. It all happened
this way: Several years ago her
father purchased a lot in the Con
gressional Cemetery. For some time
he was superintandent there. At his
death and that of his wife, both were
buried there. Then last week I -O s
ceola Howard, the daughter, died. The
undertaker appeared at the cemetery
to make arrangements for her burial
and the white curetaki-r did not know
what it waa all about. To him there
wa* a mistake somewhere, but after
looking up the old register it was
found thut the dead woman's people
own. d a lot there. The ceremony wa*
held without any delay.
CANI RIDE IN PIANE
T0 APPRECIATE NEGRO
Paul Robeson in Dunbar News.
Instead o f trying to get away from
his folk background, the American
Negro should find among bis own peo
ple the basis of development for his
Some members of my race want to
forget how to sing spirituals. They
prefer not to be reminded o f their an
They don’t like
such a play as The Emperor Jones
and they probably wouldn’t have liked
my London Othello if they had seen
him chased all over the stage by Iago.
There is no good reason for this.
There will not be a great American
Negro composer until one appears
who will turn bark to folk materials
ami, indeed, to African rhythms. One
o f the greatest Russian composers
never went to a school, but developed
his own music, which proceeded out
of a similar psychology to that which
created the spirituals. As for our
modern American Negro musicians,
they are copying the French modern
school. But the French moderns are
going to Africa for their inspiration.
Dr. Ellsworth, department com
mander o f Sergeant Joseph White
WASHINGTON, Mar. 19.— (CNS>
Camp, Spanish-American war vet*,
Two Washington men were refused
died in Portland Tuesday and will be
passage in a local sightseeing plane
here last week. The men, James La-
ney and C. A. Yancey, had coupons
from a local gasoline company which
entitled them to a ride over the city
When Is a Pole-kitty
by the W ashington-Hoowr Airport
NEW ORLEANS, La., Mar. 19.—
Not a Polecat?
Company. Upon presenting their cre
(CN S) Hecoming suddenly ill last
dentials, they were told they could
Tuesday, Misa Laura I^wis, 48, fell
not go up because they were colored.
into an open furnace at her home, 431
Howard street, mid was seriously
burned about the body.
Mr. am) Mrs. Charles Stanton have
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RICHMOND, Ya.. Mar. 19.— (CNS
A recreation center and a camp of
138 in res has been acquired for the
cituens of this city, the Negro Wel
fare Social Council announced last
WOMAN FALLS INTO FURNACE
Phil Reynolds, 301 Koselawu ave recently purchased a beautiful
nue, is reported indisponed this week. suite of living-room furniture.
r|>cated the exhortation 15 times, but
the eat merely blinked as though an
Miss Dorrho, who asserted she had
owned the cat for several years, said
she could establish her ownership in
“ Pinky, wink at the judge,” she
said. Pinky winked first one eye and
then the other.
"It's your eat,” ruled the magis
trate. Miss Itorrho wrapped Pinky
in a red blanket and carried him from
the courtroom. She explained later
thnt he was a great mouser and some
times an amateur at playing the
[ANGUISHING IN CELL
CHICAGO, Mar. 16.— Is Jesse Binga
This question is going the rounds
as the erstwhile president of the de
funct bank which bore hi* name, who
a year ago was regarded as on* of
the richest colored men in the world,
languishes in the county jail hospital.
Last Thursday Binga was indicted
by the grand jury on charges o f hav
ing embexsled an amount said to have
been between (250,000 and (350,000 of
the hank's funds. He was taken to
jail after deputy sheriffs had gained
entrance to his home at 69th and So.
Park Way by a ruse.
Where have his reputedly vast real
estate holdings gone?
Academy several months ago, has
been inducted into tha Phi Bet* Kappa
honorary the University o f Chicago,
where he ia a student, it was learned
here last week. He is the son o f Mr.
and Mrs. Raymond Weir o f 917 Eu
clid street. Young Wleir passed the
mental test to the academy, but fail
ed in the physical examination be
cause o f his eyes.
CHAINED TOGETHER AND LOCKED
IN IRON PRISON CEELS 60VERNER DINES WITH
KENANSV1LLE, N. C-, Mar. 11,—
Eleven colored convicts, chained to
gether like animals and locked in a
narrow corrugated iron cell, were left
by their guards to perish in flames
which destroyed the main stockade of
the Dublin county prison farm near
here at an early hour Sunday morn
ing, after 41 white prisoners had been
led to safety.
WHITE WITNESSES PROVE
‘ATTACK’ CHARGE FALSE
NORFOLK, Va., Mar. 19.— (CNS)
— William Harper, 22-year-old youth,
who was doomed to die in the electric
chair for the alleged criminal assault
on Mrs. Dorothy Skaggs, white, of
Portsmouth, Va., was freed here last
Friday after the jury deliberated only
The attack ia alleged to have taken
place on the night o f January 6, last.
He was tried on January 28, and
found guilty by a jury, fixing punish
ment by death in the electric chair.
The defense attorney made a motion
for a new trial, which was granted
on February 7. The new trial brought
nine new white witnesses into the
case and victory far Harper. It was
upon their testimony that the Skaggs
woman was not in the city, but in
North Carolina, on the night of the
attack, that saved the man.
To date no chargea o f perjury have
been instituted against the woman.
ALBAN Y, N. V., Mar. 5— A din
ner invitation from the governor of
the state o f New York for Tuesday
night was accepted by Assemblyman
J. E. Stephens on Monday. The let
ter inviting Stephens indicated that
the governor desired to talk over cer
tain bills and to discuss the needs of
The halocause was one of the most
the colored people o f the state.
hideous tragedies which has ever oc
curred in this section o f the state,
and the guards and overseers are be
ing held in custody by the eo«,r.*y au
thorities pending a thorough investi
Thousands Lost Savings
gation which has been ordered by the
Broken in health and spirit, harass governor.
ed by the knowledge that the bank he
Burned to Crisp
created is no more, and tortured by
The bodies o f the 11 men, the only
the fact that the thousands o f people
whose confidence in him caused them colored convicts in the camp, were
ATLANTA, G*., Mar. 19.— During of Virginia Union University; R. B.
the loss o f over a million dollars in found charred to a crisp several hours
the month just ended 2500 students Eleazer. o f the Interracial Commis
small, hard-won savings, now revile
in leading white colleges heard per sion. and Claud Nelson, o f the Y. M.
his name, the once proud master of solid door to the metal cell h id been
sonally—and nearly all o f them ap C. A., represented this interest in a
fortune faces the prospect o f the grey opened with an acetylene torch. The
flames did not reach the victims, but plauded— the message o f interracial campaign o f Christian World Educa
walls o f prison as a penalty.
the sides and top o f the metal cell justice and co-operation delivered by tion in the principal colleges o f Vir
glowed red hot from the blaze, lit n number o f speakers, white and col ginia, speaking to scores o f classes
roasting alive the 11 colored ored. Frank Wilson, P. M. C, A. stu and college assemblies on various as
Even the fortune o f Mrs. Binga,
whom the guards are alleged dent secretary; Dr. Gordon Hancock, pects o f race relations.
which she inherited from her brother,
“ Mushmouth" Johnson, and which is to have admitted that they made no
said to have founded Binga’s wealth, effort to save.
:the Arata building, where he will be
The fire started in the cook shed, a
is now said to be sadly depleted. Ru
happy to receive his patrons.
mor has it that even the servants in rude wooden affair, and spread quick
the palatial home o f the banker have
Last Sunday’s Oregonian carried a
ade. Guards and trusties spread the
not been paid for months.
group picture o f a class in sociology
Five Others Involved?
from Pacific College and in the group
Mrs. J. E. Powell has moved from
Binga's indictment was returned be wooden stockade, where the white
was Allan Rutherford. The students
fore Chief Justice John P. McGoorty.
were on an inspection tour o f the
Contrary to misinformed reports
court o f domestic relations.
made public last week, five others
Mrs. Earl Morrison has been ill for
the past several days.
were not indicted along with Bings, which ensued.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Bowie o f Barton
although true bills against them are
were in the city last week on business.
said to be in preparation.
Mrs. Ida Schweich is having the They were pleasant callers at The Ad
Hmgn is said to have withdrawn Pleanr Pay Your Suhicriplion exterior o f her home, 1037 Division vocate office.
street, painted a pretty light gray.
money from the bank for personal
real estate transactions on notes sign
Georgeia Dixon, who has been mak
ed by those employes as security.
The Editor o f The Advocate was ing a splendid showing in California,
invited to hear Mrs. Christine A. was on Ralph Gruman’s card Tuesday
Donaugh give a reading o f “ Green at the Auditorium. Dixon’s opponent
Pastures” at the home o f Mrs. Her was Romeo LeMon o f San Diego.
GARVEY SELLS O UT;
bert Brown last Thursday.
Dixon comes back here with a record
WILL QUIT JAM AICA
of having won all o f his bouts in Cal
Charles Strain has as his house ifornia, one by knockout, and he is in
guests Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Badger, better shape than he has been for a
KINGSTON, Jamaica. B. W . I„
prominent business people of Gear year.”
Mar. 19.— (C N A )— A t a mass m eet
Mrs. Badger is Mr. Strain’s
ing on February 15, held at Edelweis
Part, Marcus Garvey, leader o f the
Al Henderson, arrested following a
Universal Negro Improvement Aaso-
Recently in Circuit Judge Tucker’s
raid on Northrup street, February 20,
elation, made the declaration that he
court Ed Nelson and Ruben Darde
fined » (125
by District Judge
„i„.t -..¡u ,. *
iz o Dy
intemled to sell out and leave the
pled guilty to robbing Saicih Tanak
u „ t I
Woodley, March 12. He was charged
country within six weeks. His desti
and were sentenced to seven and three
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with liquor possession.
nation is London. Just before this
years, respectively, in Oregon peniten
announcement, Garvey had launched
into another field for the purpose of
The Oregon Statesman, published at
obtaining millions more from the poor
Among those reported ill are J. D.
workers and farmers in this country.
Emery, Mrs. Mary Olliver, A. Robin Salem, devoted considerable space to
He became a real estate agent and
son, Mrs. Duggan and little Miss a cut and writeup of Jess Lee Brooks,
auctioneer. Evidently the toilers of
Trueitt. The latter had her tonsils Negro spiritual singer, who is con-
certizing in the Northwest, especially
Jamaica were not to be deceived by
' in the states o f Oregon and Washing
this new adventurous scheme to sepa
TV* Q u a l it y i _ _
rate them from their meager earn
Dr. DeNorval Unthank is now com ton. Recently he san in Albany, Eu
*» a w u a Oy i
fortably located in his new office in gene and Salem.
Colleges Hear Gospel
O f Good Will
Not She Me-ow But
Cat’s Wink Wins
NEW YORK. Mar. 18.— (C N S )—
The destiny of Pinky, a blase alley
cut, was determined Wednesday at
a magistrate'» court.
Pinky was brought into the court
by Mrs. Catherine Borrho upon the
complaint of John Bonner, colored, of
354 West 52nd street, who maintained
thnt. the cut belonged to him.
said the cat’s name was Tom, and
that it had disappeared two weeks
ago. To establish his ownership, he
offered to induce the cat to do n trick.
Pinky, who had a red ribbon around
his neck, was p'.nrcd on a table. Ilon-
nor made a circle of his arms and
shouted, “ Como, Tbm! Jump!” He
WASHINGTON, Mar. 19.— (CN S)
—Charles Edward Weir, graduate of
a Washington high school and one of
Representative Oscar DePriest’s can
didates for the United States Naval
COLORED WOMAN BURIED IN
PRESENTED WITH PHI BETA
KAPPA KEY RECENTLY
Whether th? white cat shown
atop the pole In this picture of a
Nsw York street got there one Jump
ahead of a dog, or merely wanted to
try for an endurancs record. It found
that getting down wasn't so easy a '
getting up. A kind-hearted tele
phone lineman broke his day’ i
routine by effecting the reicue of
ono white cat, very hungry.
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