The advocate. (Portland, Or.) 19??-19??, September 12, 1931, Image 1

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V O L. 27, NO 40
P O R T L A N D , O REG O N , S A T U R D A Y , S E P T E M B E R 12, 1931
SECTION ONE
P R IC E F I V E C E N T S
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CHOICE OP MEET SITE
New York, Sept 4. — Langston!
Hughes, well known American poet ! Janie» Dewey Washington is in town.
and novelist, has just completed a play He i» now thrilling large crowds at
<Hi the Scuttftboro case which will bt (he Paramount Theatre.
Washington it a Portland man and
produced hy the NT. Y. Suitcase Thea­
tre. a new dramatic group formed to many will recall hearing his golden
give plays with a working class angle. voiced baritone in the Harry T. Mur­
Langston Hughes, who is one of the di ing!» < horal Society a good many years
rectors of the theatre, is a member of ago He has the same fine voice only
thr National C ommittee for the De­ it I-» more mellow and robust, and he is
fense of Political Prisoners, which is still towering upward.
bor Defense in the defense of the
cooperating with the International La
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Philadelphia, Sept SJ-CN’S )—The
Elks convention voted to hold their
next annual session in Los Angeles
in August, 1932. Strenuous opposition
to the California city as a meeting place
was easily overridden by Finley W il­
son's smoothly working machine.
Those who opposed the plan claimed
that the choice of Los Angeles was a
part of the Wilson machine's plan to
perpetuate the "Czar of Elkdom” in
power. They pointed out that the dis­
tant Paciiic coast city was so far from
most of the lodges that it would be
impossible to send enough delegates to
defeat Wilson.
. i.»i„.r„ boy« rhe n y s.n.cs«, POPULAR YOUNO PORTLAND GIRL
PASSES IN SEATTLE
Villa t-r Wara, Irvington on Ihr lluiUon, erected anil furnished hy thr lair
Mnw. I J \\ ilkrr at a coal «*( ovrr hall a million dollars, anil to which Mr»
I’rtty, (o«tcf lUuglilrr ul the latr Mute A'l.rlia Walker irtl heir
Imlunainili». I nil . Sept 'I With thr
filing of thr will of thr lair Al-elia
Walker, who as buried in \.w Vi»!
nr»» ant loyalty, thr decedent's grrat
n tr m i (or him, ami for thr »rrvicr hr
Mi Kan »out lirrauar of In» long con-
29, explain* that tlm hrquest ia inailr
lire I ion with thr company, In» faithful
Little Knelt, Ark, ami Indianapolis,
ami Attorney F B Kanaont, who hat
•rrvrd a» manager of ihc company (or
many yrar».
I hr will, which waa filed in thr Mar­
ion C omity I’rohatc Court on Augii«t
t ity on Saturday morning. Align»! 22,
it wai diacovrrrd that her intrrrat in
thr Mine ('. J Walker Manufacturing
1 heatre announces that "the aitn of
the organization is to create a profi I
cient group of actors who will travej !
with a minimum of equipment and a
repertory of working class plays to he
Seattle, Wn„ Sept 9— Miss Virginia
given before Labor and other organi­
zations.” The directors of the theatre Avery, 17, daughter of Mrs. Howard
are Langston Hughes, Paul Peters, Troutman, died Sunday night, Aug.
Whittaker C lumber» and Jacob Rurck. 30. at Harbor View hospital of bronchi­
al trouble. Miss Avery was reared in
I’ortland where she graduated in June
from the Girl»' Polytechnic. She was
NEGRO SU P E R IO R COURT
a member of St. Philips Mission, Port­
JU D G E S H IP SOUGHT
land. where funeral services were held.
The deceased leaves to mourn their .Flmer C. Bartlett, well known mu
Los Angeles, Sept. 9—The North­
loss a mother and stepfather, two sis­ sician who will direct the 200-v o ice west Voters and Civic League of thjs
ters and three brothers.
chorus Monday night at the Civic city, headed by Mrs. Eva Carter Buck­
W ATCH ES, N ECKLA CE
ner. has begun a concerted effort for
Auditorium.
the appointment of a Negro to a Su­
STO LEN ON SUNDAY
M ISS GRAYSON R E SIG N S
perior court judgeship here. Members
FROM H EN R Y HOBSON
of the State assembly having large Ne­
According to inlormation received at
gro constituencies are being thorough­
our office. Miss Jennie Dora Grayson
ly canvassed to aid in the accomplish­
ment of the aim. At a recent meeting
Klamath Falls, Sept. 9—The living has tendreed her resignation as execu­
the League had as its guest state as­
quarters of Henry Hobson, porter of tive secretary of the Y. W. C. A.
semblyman Charles Lyons, who as­
Swanson's Barber Shop, loeatrd below Williams Ave. branch to take effect
sured his audience that he would use
the »bop at 625 Main street, were en­ upon the securing of someone else to
Miss Mable Byrd will be the speak­ his influence and voice to see that an
tered between 7:00 and 8:00 o'clock fill the position. Miss Grayson succeed­
er at the regular meeting of the Na­ appointment of a Negro to the judicial
Sunday night, and three valuable ed Miss Helena Harper.
tional Association for the Advance­ bench would be accomplished.
watches, as well as a necklace belong­
ment of Colored People Sunday, to­
ing to Mrs. Hobson, were taken.
morrow, Sept. 13 at Williams Avenue
Mr. and Mrs. Hobson returned to
Branch Y. W . C. A. at 3 P. M. Her
their apartment about 8:00 o'clock in
subject will he: “The Economic De-
the evening, to find the room topsy­
litnnia of the Negro.”
turvy, drawers pulled out of thr table
Among pleasant callers at The Ad­
Miss Bvrd has had many contacts
and dresser and contents strewed about
vocate office last Saturday were Messrs both in America and abroad and has
covers and mattress torn from the bed,
Charles B Da\is and E. W. Hansen made a special study of economics.
and everything in confusion.
DR. UNTHANK IN ST A L L S
of Chicago. They enjoy the distinc­ She has been granted a Fellowship id
The robbers were evidently fright­
E X P E N S IV E E L E C T R IC A L
tion of being the only two delegates study economics at the University of
ened away by the Hobson's return, as
M ACHINE
chosen in a group of sixty from Rranch Chicago this year.
a few drawers were pulled out but had
11 of the Letter Carriers Association
not been rifled and the light was left
comprising the city of Chicago, to at
In order that he might be better en­
burning. Mrs. Hobson had hidden a
tend the 28th biennial convention of
abled
to give better and more efficient
AD VO CA TE E D IT O R
large sum of money in the apartment
Letter Carriers to be held in Oakland.
service to his fast growing clientele.
but this had not been found by the
BRO A D CA STS
Dr. De Norval Unthank has recently
September 7 to 12. Mr. Davis has
thieves.
lieen in the service for 25 years and Mr
had installed a Diathermy Therapy ma­
According to Hobson, the thieves
Hanson for 34 years. The former is
The editor of The Advocate was the chine. It can be successfully used in
entered his apartment by cutting the
a member of the board of directors jn guest Sunday afternoon of the editor the treatment of many physical disor­
screen door in the rear of the building,
Branch II, which has a total member of The Oregonian. She broadcast at ders and the removal of tonsils.
and taking liolts out of the door, re
ship of 4500, 300 of whom are colored. 5:15 over KGW radio station. Her
moving it from its*hinges.
The delegates were chosen upon merit, subject was "America Declares a Mora­
both being very active in their organi­ torium." She was introduced by Mr.
FOUND DEAD W ED N ESD A Y
the real estate holdings of the Walker zation. A special train of right cars Hoyt, exec, news editor of The Oregon­
estate, including properties in New conveyed the delegation to the con­ ian. At the close of her address, she
Sid Allen, porter on the S. P. to Sea­
York, Indianapolis, Illinois, Michigan vention. The route carried them was presented the pen drawing of her side was found dead early Wednesday
and California, valued at a half million through thr Canadian Rockies down made hy the staff artist, Gerke, and morning by his family at their resi­
dence, 260 Page St. Dr. De Norval
dollars, not including the site orou- the Pacific coast to Los Angeles, published in Sunday’s Oregonian.
Mrs. Cannady has received numer­ Unthank and the coroner were sum­
pied and owned by the Mine. C. J. across the southern coast to Florida
ous compliments from many sources marily summoned who pronounced the
Walker Manufacturing Co., upon which and bark up the eastern coast home.
upon her talk, several having stopped mand cad. Funeral services will be held
was recently erected the new Walker
her in the streets to mention it.
Building, costing $1.000,000. With her
Monday from the Miller & Tracv mor­
Watch for The Advocate's Anni-
tuary.
death, all of this property reverts to
R O B B E R Y H O LD U P
the estate.
rersary Number I
SEEKS SUPERIOR JUDGSHIP
E
TO HEAR MISS BYRD
t o a n divided ci|U.illy between her
d tughter, Mr*. Mar Walker Perry of
had rendered her mother, the founder
of thr company, in the development of
the business.
Kanaom Hold» Managenhip
Mr». I’rry i» to auerrd her mother a»'
prraidrnt of the company, and it i<
provided that Mr Kanaom »hall coil
tmur aa managrr of the company, with
thr prm lrgr of naming hi« own auc-
craaor in thr event of his miring. Thr
will declared: "I make this provision,
not for any lack of respect for my
daughter, hut because of my implicit,
confidence hi Mr. Kanaom, Ilia knowl­
edge of thr husinesa and his grrat love
for my mother "
Mrs. Walker owned in her own name
thr valuable property loeatrd at I<».kf
110 West 136th Slrrrt, New York City,
estimated to be worth $100,000, now
leased and occupied hy thr City of
New York aa the liarlrm Hralth Cen­
ter, and this was willed outright to thr
Robinson Win
daughter, Mrs. Perry. In addition, all
of the jewelry owned by the late Mine
C. J Walker, valued at $11.000. was
willed to Mr». Perry, together with all
of thr diamonds, household goods and
furniahings at Mrs. Walker’s New York
home, 80 F.dgrcomlie avenue, and at
the Villa Lewaro, at Irvington-on-the
thr Hudson, are left absolutely to Mrs.
Perry, except for one set of diamond
rairings and a solitaire diamond ring,
which are to be given to A'l-elia Knnna
Kanaom, her god child, a daughter of
Managrr Kansotn.
Daughter Oets All Jewelry
Thr will makes thr provision that
Mrs. Perry shall inherit all of the jew
elrv for all times, and that upon her
death thr jewelry shall go to her daugh­
ter, A'l.rlia Perry.
A'l.rlia Walker held a life interest in
WASHINGTON
JAMES DEWEY
Golden Voiced Baritone
— in
Knni'hnn & Marco’»
Black-White Idea
Now Playing
at the
PARAMOUNT T H EA TR E
CHICAGOANS VISIT F O R M
B E T H E L AFRICAN METHODIST
EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Presents
Chorus of 200 Voices
NEGRO SPIRITUALS
Direction ELM ER C. B A R TLETT
AUDITORIUM
One Night Only — Monday, September 14
Quartets — Soloists — Negro Jubilees
Novelties — Songs of the South
Tickets now on sale at
G ILL’S, 5th and Stark Streets
Prices 50c — 75c — $1
All Seats Reserved
INE
Julie Smith, 6571 96th St. S. F.., re­
ported to police last Saturday that a
man about 26 years, 140 pounds, wear­
ing a light gray suit and cap, neatly
dressed, came to his house on Friday
represnting himself to be a Federal
officer, asked to search Smith's house.
He was refused admission. He forced
his way in and Smith grappled with
him. He struck Smith with his gun
knocked him down and took $175.00
from his pockets.
While in Portland for a feyv days
last week, Bobby Robinson was inter­
viewed at the El Medley, where he
stopped, by an Adocate reporter. Mr.
Robinson was en route to the Univers­
ity of Oregon at Eugene from Van­
couver, B. C., where he participated
August 22, in the Canadian A. A. U.
meet at Hastings Park. Bwhhy and
Eddie Tolan were the only two colored
athletes in the meet. Bobby took sec­
ond place in pole vault, 14 ft. The
world's record is held by Lee Barnes
of the University of Southern Cali­
fornia. Eddie Tolan made a new
world's record in the 100 meter dash
in 10:3 seconds. He also won the 200
meter dash. His nearest opponent was
Frank Wykoff.
HIEL RETURNED
Rev. Daniel G. Hill, Jr., pastor of
Bethel A. M. E. church, has been re­
turned for another year by Bishop H.
B. Parks, who presided over the late
annual conference held in Seattle on
the 26th. This is Rev. Hill's fourth
year as Bethel's pastor.
KLAM ATH P O L IC E
D R IV E ON N E G R O E S
Klamath Falls, Sept. 29—
For some unaccountable reason the
colored population of Klamath Falls
increased almost 100 per cent during
the past several weeks. This attracted
the attention of the police department
with the result that Chief Merrill or­
dered all the dark population not en­
gaged in legitimate business to leave
the city at once. During the past few
days several score have departed for
parts unknown.
TW O W O U N D ED IN FIG H T
Myrtle Green, 415 Hancock street,
and Dora Tipton, alias Dora Duffy,
195 North 15th Street, both colored,
were treated at police emergency hos­
pital Sunday for bruises and severe cuts
following a fight at the Duffy home
in which a knife or some other sharp
instrument and a milk bottle were used.
Mrs. Green had a bad cut on the right
arm while Mrs. Duffy was treated for
a bruised knee. The Green woman said
she was struck in the back with a
milk bottle.
P IO N E E R C ITIZ E N D IE S
Mrs. Etta Ritter, a pioneer resident
of Portland, died at her home, 288 E.
1st St. N. on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Mrs.
Ritter had been in ill health for a long
time and the end was not wholly unex­
pected by her friends. She was a mem­
ber of the First A. M. E. Zion church.
NEGRO M IN ST R E L SHOW AND
GIGGLING C O N TE ST STAG ED
ALABAMA MAN H U RT
Milwaukie, Sejt. J.—Henry Samson,
of Birmingham, Ala., colored transient,
was hit by a gravel truck near Island
Wednesday. He said he had relatives
at Salem and was sent there when a
subscription was taken to pay his
transportation.
ARE BROKEN
Richland. Ore., Sept. 9—The Eagle
valley grange staged a one act Negro
comedy, a giggling contest, games and
stunts at the grange hall Saturday
night September 5. Watermelons were
served. This was one of a series of
matinee parties planned for the fall
season.
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