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ABOTHAS U RS FORTUNE
VOLUME M — NUMBER 1
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IN T W O S E C T I O N S
In d ep en d en t
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P e o p le
SATURDAY. DECEMBER 10, 1932
IN T W O S E C T I O N S
P R IC E FIVE C E N T S A C O P Y
TO INDICT “GEORGIA NIGGER” AUTHOR
MILK FUND PROGRAM BIG EVENT« mi
0 O 0
I am ( m kiis k till« means of replying
lo «1 lou t fifty dlfforont Inquiries
that have coma lo mo ilurlna tho past
few month« for a llat of book publlsli-
or» who lia»o, wtthlti tho past fow
yoara. published book« olthor by or a
bout Negroes, or at loa«l tho Uiomoa
BISHOP J. H. JONES DIES AT
aro of lntor««t to Negroes
0 O 0
New York City, Dec. 7—A federal
Tho Hat a« published hero may not
indictment against John L. Spivak.
African Methodist Eplicopal Officer
necessarily Include ovory «urh publl
author of the much discussed book.
Waa Former Wtlberforc* Preay.
■hor aa I am Hating tho«« only who
EDITOR OF CHICAGO DEFENDER "Georgia Nigger” , will be asked by
Mr. Nate Iloody, advertising mana
havo forwarded on« or mora of tholr ger of Hoberta llrothora Department
State Prison Cimmlaloner Vivian E.
PRISONS AND PRISONERS
tanng all the pertnent data concern
EARNS *104,000 ANNUAL SALARY Stanley of Georgia, according to a
Xenia, Ohio, Illahop Jo«hua H. Jon-
hook« to mo for review or comment «1«. A. V. Heealey, George Walker. E
Ing the material (prisoners)
Tho Hit also Include« a half a doten Store ha* been appointed Oeneial ee. 76. of the African Methodlat Kpla- By C. C. Mitchell in Prison Paper
news dispatch from Atlanta. The dis
which they must work. This know
pubtt«h«r> of purely ataltitical data, chairman of the llualneaa Men'* Ad copal church, a former preatdent of
patch indicated that the Indictment
ledge is supplemented by searching
Chicago. Dec. 7—While the princi
and a few author* who «ant their vliory Commute* which I* co-operal Wllberforce University, and father of
observations and In time ecah plant pals In the salt for separate mainte would charge that Spivak had imper
Dr. Gilbert H. Jone*, alio a foremr
hook« to me direct.
(prisoner) Is given an opportunity to nance brought by Helen T. Abbott »- sonated a federal officer In order to
ing with tho Unemployed Citizen'*
preatdent of that acbool. died at hi*
photograph the torture of Negro pri
Prisoner« In Jackson Prison have a grow and blossom out under the most
league In It* Milk Fund Show to he
gainst her husband, Robert S. Abbott,
The«« name« are not given either bold at the Municipal Auditorium on residence at Wllberforce. three miles , reat many things to render thanks favorable circumstances.
soners and obtain official record*
east of Xenia, la«l week.
In alphabetical or geographical ordet Thursday evening, December 16th
from the Prison Commission. Com
for at this Joyful Thanksgiving Pert-
the Robert 8. Abbott Publishing Com
Bishop Jones was one of (he most (>d compare the progress and the ac-
but are Ualed In tho order that they
"It la a genuine pleaaure", u ld Mr
And when scores of these bloims pany. look time out to catch their missioner Stanley alao charges that
became cooporator» with me. Space Iloody, "to bo Accorded the honor ol eminent of the hierarrhy of ihe Afrl- compllshmenta of our prisoners with make their appearance in many diver
Splrak bribed a life-term prisoner In
breath. Circuit Judge Philip Finnegan
will ii.it [i.-rout tin Kirin* local ad le a d in g a t'ommlttoo that 1« engaged can Methodist Eplscopal Churrh and those In any other prison and our re sified fields and In many avenues nf on Saturday ordered Mr. Abbott to Seminole County to po*e for a picture
dr«aa»a and every name that la n o t !(|1 gllcb mrrltou« work a» railing had served In the East. South and cord stands unsurpassed.
progrès, to the thnker and observant, pay bis wife $300 monthly alimony showing the infliction of torture.
The book, “ Georgia Nigger" was
followed by a «peclflc city la preaum- |fund« with which to purchaae milk for Middle Weat aa a member of the e-
the hand of the cultivator la clearly and to allow her to occopythe palatial
piscopacy. He was born In !<e*lngton
published this fall by Brewer, Warren
It Is not by accident or merely a seen and It Is thus a great deal more South Parkway home.
ed to be In New York (Tty.
!dlatrlbuUoil to Uu nWMnfl s f tt s
counly, South Carolina, June 16. 1866. coincidence that the prisoners In
and Putnam of New York. It la a
poor and needy.
Abbott through hla counsel joined . ...
He took work at lloward unlveralty Jackson can show such a satisfactory (ban coincidence that so many pris
George B. Schuyler (authorl; Harp
"It 1« tho Intention of tho members
oners of Jackson Prison are able to with the court In an effort to reveal •t» rt.1 " * elP°*e ° f the 8ystem of ,o r
er A Bros; Harcourt, Brace A Co; of this committee to present sn all- at Washington. D. C.. and Wllberforce >chlprenient record. Nelther „ „ an make the progressive showing that
aa near as was wise his present finan ced labor in the South, on the cotton
following his graduation „ cldent or colDcldence that certain
Stmmdor Pub. Co.. iUmton; W-iaml Pub jlU r
show that will com University
cial standing. Mrs. Abbott, through plantations and the chain gangs. By
He occupied various Kard. nar, can cont,nu. „ y wln prlIe,
Co. 1-0« A n feba , H. II Houumond. ||mr„ favorably with »ny that ha«
her attorney, not only sought to pre the unique technique of fiction based
charges as a minister of the African for the beautiful flowers that they
llollywood; Purrar A Hlnrhart; Chris #r been held In tho city.
on documentary evidence and Illus
sent that picture, but also to turn
church, and alao cu|l|vjlte and niB€
trations, the story of a young Negro
topher Pub Co. Boston; Bobba Merrill members of the Unemployed league Methodist
prisoner, bnt what of the* administra
boy is unfolded. This Ind. once caught
Co . Indianapolis; Minion. Batch A Co; and our Committee are bending every served on the faculty of Wllberforce
tor? Surely, they have much to be bolt being milked by high-salaried
University, to the presidency of which
in the web of the law, finda himself
The same basic principle la respon
New U r i lh»ok 6 Nawa A iency;
toward the praaontatlon of an
he was elected In 1900, succeeding sible for both. The expert gardener thankful for also. It la no coincidence employees.
Yale University Press. New Haven; outstanding entertainment.
more and more deeply entangled In
that In prisons In nearly every state
8. T. Mitchell
llote^t Mrllor, 'su lh or' M leng-pol'a.
Its mash and is Indefinitely bound to
does not travel the world over In hla
"The tact that Majfof George I.
He held that poet until 1908. when , Mrch for , partlcular klnd of aol, of the Union and Canada, wthln the year 1919. Abbott received a yearly forced labor.
New Pub. C o. 'Tilcago; C W Merri- Baker will act as Master of Ceremo.
past few years, there have been upris salary qf *104.000 and a like amount
weather (authorl. Hopklnavllle; A C. tiles Is In Itself n»*urnnn* that Ihose
The book la profusely Illustrated
ings. discontent, riot*, fires and mu for 1930. In 1931. he waa given a *10-
MrClurg A C o. Chicago; .Stanley who attend the performance will see the African Methodist Episcopal rhur a* nature provided it. and he thorough
with letter* from prisoners and pic
tinous Insurrection but
in Jackson 000 salary advance, but has be' n paid
ch by the general conference at Kan
Newman (author). Hartford; Modern something out of the ordinary.
tures of the torture of Negroes in the
ly studies his soil, his climatic condl
sas City. Mo. Illa first assignment tlons. the weather reports and other Prison these possible disorders hare nothing In 1932.
l.lhrary; J I.. Nlrhola A C o. Napor-
sweat-box and the "stocks". The facta
“IxH-ul theatre managers snd radio
vllle; MacMillan C o. K I*. Dutton A slallons are donating the best talon* a . a bishop was to the Ninth Brisco- Mtura| and ar, f(cIa, , ourcea of ,nfor.
presented have aroused a furore es
he has paid a considerable sum into
Co,. Henry Holt A Co; The laintcrn for the show —other well known slid lull district In Tennessee and Alaba- rnatlon
pecially since the “ Dolly Worker” , or
Preaa; Negro Year Book C o. Tuake popular entertainers have offered
gan of the Communist Party, began
Ho then was
transferred to the
geo Institute: Columbia Unlv , Preaa; (heir services.
The the gardener plants hla seeds, distinctly evident that an atmosphere
serial publication of the book on No
Tenth district, comprising all of T«x
of mutual good will and an amicable
Wm It Kerdmans Co. Grand llaplda;
"In appealing for the support of as He remained there until he was or plants, and studiously and atten
of the company to meet some obliga vember 1.
Groaalto A Dunlap; Msuual Art« Portland rltlsens for tho Milk Fund
tively. he cultivates their growth spirit of cooperaton must pervade tions.
Mr. spivak. upon hearing of the ef
Pre«», Peoria; Thomas Y Crowell Co; Show, I desire to «-mpltaalzo the fact
supplementing nature’s gifts in the wthln the four walls of the two Jack-
forts of the Georgia officials to send
Doubleday, Ikiran A C o, Garden City; (hot th-< entire proceeds will be used Shaffer to the Third district, compris various processes of tilling, weeding. son Prisons, and the good and pro
in in n. nr
. him to jail, lsued the following state-
n June of tbl® year, after he Is al-
“rv,mmi««inner qtsniev knows
Cokenhury Preaa, Nashville; The Vik for III purchase of milk for Iho child ing Ohio. West Virginia anil Western watering
and constant attending gresslve thoughts easily offset the e- I leged
to have left his wife, he trans ment
Commissioner Stanley knows
vi) and discouraging ones
ing Pre«a; Smllhaonlan Inatllute, Wa ren of Impoverished fnmllles. The
i ferred *254.000 In cash from his per
we!1 “ 1 **“ * 1 dld not imper*on
shington; International Pocket LI milk will he distributed through the
such beauty, such fragrance and so
honal savings account to the commcr- ate anyone in getting the ph otognpti
While presiding over this district conspicuous that it wins tor the
brnry, Boston; Prank D Fllzgerald. fire stations of tho city through the
Thus It is seen that In th eclrcle of ¡c|a, account of Rober, s Abbott
®nd documents of the atrocious tor
latnslng; W. P. Dabney (author), Clu cooperation of the Portland Fire De
gardener high honors wb«*-«ver flow, achievement all are benefltted by a ii8bin)r company
tures Georgia Inflicts upon its help-
ing destroyed by fire. New Shorter ors are shown.
systm and an administration that rec-
hag , hwe ^
at ^ ^
prisoners. I have hi. own letter
clnnall; The Stratford Co.. Boston; parimenl."
Hall Is a monument to the deceased.
Legislative lloference Bureau. Spring-
And in like manner the admlnlstra- ognlzes that there a more to a prl- , oga, of h)s co
of introduction to prison c r o p ward-
Among other members of the Advi
field; George Sully A Co; Arizona sory Committee are Wm J. MncKen It is one of the largest school build tlon of Jackson Prison ha. cultivated son than walla, te n , and key., plug round numbers , , um o(
to prove It. His statement la
Year Book Co.. Phoenli; U. S Dept, Edward 1«. Krone. Jack lane. Jack Ings In the country for the education >nd brouyht out the rare and unknown thousands of the socially recognlxeo which only $222.000 remain.
merely an effort to divert public at
of Commerce (James A. Jackson). Horde. Carl Oreye. Herb Faber, E<! of Ner.roea. Besides dormitories, class qualtlea of many prisoners who did misfits of life.
However, because it was set up j tention to the horrors that Georgia
Washington; W. A. Wilde Co , Boston; Spooner, Frank Muenster and Georg« rooms snd executive offices, it con- ¿oT know for themselves just what
Abbott had received only *10.000 inflicts upon Its prisoners.
Thanksgiving should mean a lot to |
John C . Winston C o. Philadelphia; j Hoberta, Harry Sruafe, George Sam- tains Jones auditorium, where com- , hey wcr„ capab,„ of aCcompllshlng.
“Commlsioner Stanley. Instead of
and nothing this year. It ccuhl
be exceedingly thankful for. Personal
Hoslcriirlan Brotherhood. Sun Jose;
(-|audn Kemp. Thomas G. Rvon mi'iirement exercises and other large
uot be proved that he was making mo making rapid threats, would do well
I.ike the gardener, the admlnlstra ly, I KNOW I have.
J A lingers (author); . A Stokes ( o; rtrockmsnn .Junius Wright. Dewey
to answer the official records of
was . one
Vtoak A. Johnson (aulhor-deconaedi; , Sl;lrk Kr,.(| n „i,«r, ., m . (' Athey. thla project
. . of
. . the
. . . tnsjor ac-
The most questionable Hem In tba these tortures contained in “ Georgia
BARITONE TO JOURNEY TO
All Sports Record Hook Co; Vanguard , IlUTy. Haugsten. Caudn Palmer. R>y |compHriunentg of the late bishop.
William Goodloe, colored, was con
recital of figures was the sum of *17- |N,SKer"' recordB whlch ar* only * few
“ THE LAND OF EASE”
Ho remained us head of that district
Press; Ethiopian Press.
Oklahoma rarT |,arry Ne|aon> Ed Gavin. Joe
victed on a charge of asault and rob
Mr. McGill a few da} a 'o f the thousands gathering dust in
c ity ; Mrs. Myrtle Thompson Clay- j ru,|moro laissard. Geo. C. Todd. Clvde
hery while armed and will be senten
had left his home. his files. The documents and the pa
bourne (authorl. Columbus; R M. Mr , Hand chaa. Castner, F. D. Swlaher. the First district, comprising New ced Monday at 9 a. m. by Circuit Lee Grigsby
who Just returned to Mr. Abbott testified in court that he thetic letters of the prisoners them
York and the New England confer
Bride Co; The Meteor Press; John ! q aucb
from Portland, Oregon, had given the money to Mr. McGill on selves. telling of Inhuman tortmue,
ences. He has been living in retire
Day Co; Pegasus Pub Co; Stanley .
Ooodloe was found guilty by a jury Is planning to leave for Honolulu in the latter's representation that he are the best answer to Prison Com
ment since last May.
Rose. Ltd., Hollywood;
In Judge Hewitt’s court after 25 hours about two weeks to Join Irene West needed money to cover some mortga- missioner's allegations.
Press, Hanover; Prof A II. Gordon,
"As for bribing a convict In Semi
deliberation Ills cose waa based on Company, for a two years' engage- ges berause he had been permitting
(author); Funk A Wagnalls; MeCmu-
cole County — that charge Is a* ab-
I the holdup September 6th of a beer ment.
ly Co; Dial Press; Caxton Printers.
1 parlor where Merle Barr, proprietor,
Mrs. Grigsby (who was Miss The j
Further action is expected In the surd as the one that I posed aa a fed
Ltd., Caldwell; William Faro. Ine;
eral agent. Certainly I did not bribe
this week from both sides,
Honoring Dr. Jeanette Mntllsky of
The Bahai Pub Co; Ray l-ong & Rich
Warden J. D. Williams of Early Co.,
I Goodloe was brought back from accompany her husband. Mrs. Grigs- j
Irvington, a large group of her frineds
nid R. Smith; National Homo l.lhrary
yet I photograi\>ed him ln the act of
Chicago to stand trial.
The Girls of Iho Friendly Society gave a big surprise party In her hon
o indnt.on. Washington ; l.ox Pub Co.,
| breaknlg a prisoner on the rack —vir
George Harwood, who fired the fa visited In Los Angeles two years ago.
Si little; Utnlora V Marshall (aitlho.-), will hare charge of Iho Veapor Ser- or on last Saturday night. A number tal shot, Is under life sentence and
tually pulling his arms out of their
Duluth; Freedom Tub Co; Joseph. S vires next Sunday. A Christmas pro- of outstanding people of several na William Pasch, also present at the
sockets. And I certainly did not sup
Kllnepeter. Toledo; Flak University 1 gram will be presented. Mrs. DeNor- tionalities attended the brilliant af slaying, fares sentence on a man
ply the terrible spikes which I photo
Mr. and Mrs. Grigsby have the very j
Prcs, Nashville; Mrs. Katharine Ash vnl Unthank Is the advisor of this fair. many of whom expressed their slaughter plea.
graphed riveted around another pris
lore nml appreelatlon for the noble,
(nutHor); Ohortea A. Ratio (niithnr), group.
oner's legs. Nor did I supply the Iron
unselfish work she is doing nnd has
D. H. Smith, Brooklyn;
that was locked around a help-
rous as well as prosperous.
done for humanity.
Fiedenck M. Waterbury; Biographic-
les prisoner's neck in Muskogee Co.
CLARENCE CAMERON WHITE RE
The Annual Christmas Party of the
n! Research Society; George F. Rob
"Commissioner Stanley's statement
NORDIC EAR MIXES "NIGGER" IN
Y, W. C. A. will be held on Christmas
Mrs Guy Holmes was the reclepent
CEIVES MEDAL FOR OPERA
ert son (author), Clover; Brewer. War
sounds to me too much like an effort
eve In tho afternoon. All children of of a delightful surprise birthday party
ren A Pnlnnm; Georglc Press. Eai.t
Boley. Okla., Dec. 3— Thousands of to escape the rising tide of protests."
CHICAGO, III., Nov. 24—Clarence
the community aro Invited to come.
Dec. 2 aranged by her mother. Mrs.
RADIO STATION EXPLAINS
River; Norman W. Henley Pub. Co;
Cameron White's opera, "Quanga" was
citizens of the State of Oklahoma,
W. O. Bird at 681 Gantenbeln street. given a concert performance on Sun-
ZELL BROTHERS TO OPEN
Annie Nathan Meyer (author); The
white and colored swarmed into this
The Committee of Management will Covers were placed for six. The love- (lny afternoon at the Three Arts Club
lllhelot Bros Ine; Tho Kingdom Press,
New York. Dec. 1 —The National ° rdilmry tran,)u11 llttle cltT today to
The new modernistic home of Zell
Ht. Petersburg; Alfred H. King. Inc.. meet Wednesday morning at 19 o’c. ly hlrthday cake was the gift of Mrs. under the auspices of the American
Broadcasting Company has done a P“ y final trlbu,e ,0 D J- Turner, who Brothers, jewelers and opticians, at
end John II. Pajrnter (author), Wasl^ This will ho tho last meeting In the William J. Marshall. Mrs. Bird gave Opera society. "Quandga," based on
Mrs Ilolmea a beautiful silver brace 1 the belief In vodoo still reported to be little explaining to the N. A. A. C. P. WRS 8laln ln hl* bark la*t week bF Broadway and Morrison streets, will
prevalent among the peasants of the about an alleged use of the word “nig*
ei?, F8 °*
n°torloua “ Pretty be formally opened on Monday.
Island of Haiti. The story brings In
The opening brings to a climax the
In addition -to the above elghty-flvo
Invitations have been Issued to Including Dessaltnes, Haitian Patriot, WJZ. In the "Mystery Hour" broad-1 Th* banker wa® ®b°t down during firm's 20 years In Portland business,
publishers or authors who have fur Club are presenting a pageant of the
cast, the offensive word Is said to
attemPted hold up of the local and Is tls fourth store.
nished mo with copies of their books Nativity on December 18th at the members of the younger social set iTousaalnt L,Ouverture, the great Hal
\ hank He has been clted for bravery
requesting their presence at a formal “ an «• "” •'* and 0,h®r hl«torlc» 1 <-har- have occurred.
The store is ultra-modern through
a score or more of others have furni First Congregational Church.
. . .
. .. _ . lacters. The opera calls for seven slng-
A. Plana, supervisor of audience i hy no ,ess no,able* tban the Oklaho out. from the walnut Interior to the
dnriclng party to be given by the Trl
prlnc|pal(1, an ensemble of native
shed pamphlets which I hav« not
Vesper services will not be held on anon Girl Reserves at the gym of the ;drummers. soldiers, peasant*, dancers. man of the N. B. C. now states; "W e i!” “ Bankera' Association, the Okla- bronze marquee over the entrance
chiBlfled as hooks.
Y. branch on Friday evening, Decem voodoo worshipers, venders and cour are glad to Inform you that the line oma sber,fia organization and In and the bronze fittings over Italian
of script questions used the word 'Ne addltioq he has been given the lauda marble on the exterior.
ber 16 from 8 until 12. Great iprepara ten.
After the first rate performance, In gro' and not 'nigger'. The production tion of the press of the entire country.
The three Zell brother*. Harry, Jn-
WOMAN 8AVED BECAUSE
which the soprano. Cleo Wade, was
H. R. McCormick, bookkeeper and
man In charge of these rehearsals
Service: Prayer, Audrey llnshnnll; fair a huge success.
llus and Daniel, each specialize ln a
particularly attractive, the composer
OF GREAT SIZE
Scripture reading, Corn Franklin; Vo
particular branch of the business.
was awarded the David Rlshpan medal made a special effort to avoid any
cal solo and recitation Lillian Relhird;
Mrs. Edith Willlama-Johnstnno is for distinguished service to the cause misunderstanding In the pronouncla- *500 as a reward and made a colonel Harry, ln charge of the Jewelry de
Also Dorothy Bushnel).
a pleasant visitor in Portland. She of American opera. The presentation tlon of the word, but the line was on Governor Murray's personal staff. partment, la an authority on precloua
To traditions like the captain going
Houston, Texas, Dec. 1—When I^et-
The girls will serve refreshments. Is stopping with her mother, Mrs. Ka was made by Elenor Everest Freer, read by a man who had to use the
gems, particularly diamonds and Sl-
president of the society that sponsored
tlo While, 280-pound colored woman,
Jewish accent, and the actor himself Î 2 Ü T ! . . 1* *.hlP-. ,h!" Neffr° ha" arnese xlrcons. He Introduced the Si
added another: the banker who died
stepped Into an open manhole, she
A Hoe In I entertainment wuh given
Plana are being made to have the had been cautioned to try and avoid
amese zircon to America.
In defense of hla trust
Mrs. Marvin McOtnnla Is reported opera produced during the Century 'any difficulty.”
didn't disappear from sight. She wed by Mrs. Cungpo at the Y for hte be
Julius Zell, head of the optical de
nefit of the Mount Olivet Baptist to ho III and confined to hor home... of Progress exhibition next year ini Prompt protests to radio stations
partment. I* a graduate optometrist.
"If I had reduced like I planned to Church on last night, Dec. 9th.
connection with the Negro exhibit. In about the use of offensive words and
Daniel Zell, who heads the watch de
which case. Mrs. Wado and Mrs.
k , i .,„ ______ .
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Watson have
do Inst summer, I sure would have
a "Night In Dixie" tonight at the Y. dpann
partment, studied hla craft In Europe
„ i „ „ i„
.a i „ „ roles,
, „ i . . » with
. i* 4 >resslons usually bring prompt a-
Green » will
got hurt,” she told an ambulance dri
Mrs Joe Crane Is presenting child branch. Every one la welcome.
and was for many years a maker ot
ballet and chorus of 100 voices and the pologiea and assurances that the er- Samon street.
ver and a policeman who rescued hor. ren from the Stewart Park church In SOCIAL NOTES:
ror will not be repeated.
Chicago Symphony orchestra.
fine watches In European center*.
Prisoners Respond to