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5 CENTS A BETTER PAPER
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Volume 31, Number 29 TELEPHONE BOU. 7002 SUNDAY, JULY 21, 1940 IN TWO SECTIONS: SECTION7)NE
CONQUERS NEW FIELD
» a\ ELY !' k.ANt IS TAiuOR MOSELEY, who is as accomplish
<-«J as she is attractive, invaded and conquered another field when
slit presented a very ii-,cresting and, in view of the Negro art ex
hibits at the Exposition, very timely address on the BEE’s radio
it util jiioj;'jin last ■ ues,'ay. Mrs. Moseley, Chicago public school
ha her on _“Negr<| Art 1851 t. the Present” .
The Negro and
T he Democratic
Mitchell
Entire text of address de
livered by Congressman Arthur
tV. Mitchell of Illinois at the
TrrJ"*' - session of the
National Democratic convention,
( Imago Stadium, Chicago, III.
Mr. Chairman, members of the
Convention, my fellow country
men:
In these tragic days when the
lives of nations and races are
being ruthlessly crushed out and
when conferences are being held
between leaders of conquering
- nations for the purpose of direct
ing further attacks upon small
rv i defenseless nations and
groups, it i: most important andj
significant that the greatest po-i
utici l party in the greatest and |
freest nation in the world, as
sembled in convention, should in
clude among those whose voices
are raised in behalf of human
freedom, justice and good gov
ernment, that of its largest and
without question its most loyal
and dependable minority group,
the Negro.
At the very outset, permit me
to say that 1 bring to this great
Democratic conclave greetings
from th( hearts and souls of
15,000 000 loyal Americans who
art deeply conscious of the grav
ity of our present situation, and
who pledge to our country a con
tinuance of that unbroken loyalty
of spirit and action which have
characterized our conduct in
this country since 1619, when the
first Negro settlement was made
on the banks of the historic
Jan es River in the great state
of Virginia. Just a few days ago
I was honored to be one of the
Independence Day speakers at
Williamsburg, Va., a quaint old
cc enial town situated near the
spot where Captain John Smith,
with his party of English settlers,
landed May 13, 1607. This land
ing :of w'h te men became the
first permanent English settle
ment in out country.
In mv speech at Williamsburg,
July 4tn, I lock occasion to call
attention to the significant fact
that just twelve years after Cap
t —j Smith made his landing at
Jamestown, another history mak
r g vcsel anchored at the same
rr ‘. and brought to the Ameri
-rrs the first Negro settlers.
Thw-e t'- rntv Negro settlers joined
fh*» whit? settlers who had pre
ceded them by only twelve years
prd toP"ther these two.groups of
m’i n, white men from the cold,
/ (Continued on page 3) [
SPEAKER^
CONGRESSMAN ARTHUR W.
MITCHELL, Democrat of Illi
nois, whose message to the
Tuesday session of the National
Democratic convention is print
ed in its entirety in this issue.
Atty. Keys to
Speak on Bee
Radio Program
A very comprehensive and en
lightening address on the part
the Negro has and is playing in
art, was delivered Tuesday on the
Radio Forum program by Mrs. ;
Fiances T. Moseley, prominent j
civic and social leader and art pa- J
tron, when she spoke on the sub
ject “Negro Art, 1851 to the Pres
ent.”
Mrs. Mc-seley, the 29th speaker
of the Radio Forum series, spon
sored by the BEE and heard ev
ery Tuesday at 1:15 over station
WHIP from its Chicago studios in
Kimball Hall, cited the advance
ment being made by the Negro in
cultural achievements, and gave a
resume of' the* strides being made
by the Negro in art since the lat
ter part of the 19th eenury.
Lawyer Next Speaker
The next speaker on the Radio
Forum series is Atty. Ulysses S
K< vs, former BEE columnist, and
well known professional man. At
torney Keys is a member of the
law firm of Prescott, Burroughs
and Taylor. He will speak on
die subject, “The Lawyer in the
Community.”
The entire text cf Mrs. Tay
lors address begins on page 16 in
this issue. Copies of Radio Fo- j
rum addresses will be mailed !
t’rose desiring them without !
charge. The Chicago Bee invites
its readers to listen to these pro
grams which emanatp from WHIP. |
UPO on the dial, each Tuesday at ;
1:15 p. m.
Unwed Mother, 21, Accuses Medic
BODY OF BABY
DEAD 2 DAYS
STARTSPR08E
Dr. Partee Held on
Abortion Charge
A 21-year-old unwed mo
ther broke under question
ing of Detective Eugene
Reid of Stanton avenue po
lice station Tesday, and ad
mitted that the body of a
prematurely born infant,
born last Sunday, was the
result of a criminal abor
tion.
The young woman’s statement ■
incriminated Dr. Harold S. Partee,
6405 Vernon avenue, whom she
charged performed the illegal
operation. Dr. Partee was arrest
ed and is being held in custody
by Wood lawn police on a charge
preferred against him by Miss
Eleanor Hinton, 3832 Wentworth
avenue, on whom the operation
was allegedly performed, i
Denies Woman’s Charge
Dr. Partee, police stated, has
denied the charge.
The body of the child, born
after four months pregnancy, it
was stated, was turned over to
Detective Reid Tuesday morning
by the young woman and her sis
ter, Miss Hattie Hinton, with
whom she lived. Detective Reid
was called to the Hinton home
Tuesday to investigate a report
of a premature birth due to over
work at that address.
A coroner's physician’s exami
nation disclosed, however, that
death had occurred two days be
fore.
Confronted by the coroner’s
physician’s findings, Miss Hinton
admitted giving birth to the in
fant after an abortion had alleg
edly been performed by Dr. Par
tee, to whom, she stated,’she had
been going for treatments since
June 14.
'Infant Alive 30 Minutes
The child was born on Sunday
July 14, and lived approximately
30 minutes, the young woman
stated. She said she wrapped its
body in newspapers and kept it in
the house until it became neces
sary to dispose of it.
It was then that she and her
s:ster decided to notify police.
Both insisted that premature
birth came after Miss Hinton had
done a great deal of strenuous
work. It was not until the coro
ner’s physician found the infant
had been dead for two days, did
the young mother confess that
the original story was false.
Dr. Partee was involved in an
abortion case in May of 1932.
when he was arrested on a charge
of an 18-year-old girl, who
claimed she paid him SI5 to per
form an illegal operation on her.
Fvonerated of Similar Charge
The case attracted communitv
wide attention, but was finally
closed when Judge Francis B. Al
ieereti of Felony Court discharg
ed the medic, following a private
hearing in his chambers and the
introduction of new evidence.
At that time, it Was stated, the
jurist ruled that introduction of
testimony indicated to "his satis
faction’ that an attempted "shake
down” was in progress.
Dv. Partee was arrested on Miss
Hinton’s charge Tuesday evening.
The case has not been set for trial,
vet, it was stated, pending further
investigation.
POSTAL CLERK SITCCTJMBS
AFTER HEART ATTACK
Frank Robinson, 5402 Indiana
avenue, died in a drugstore at
55th and Indiana avenue follow-j
ing a heart attack. Robinson, a I
postal clerk, entered the phar-1
macy and collapsed. A physi
cian was summoned, but was un
able to revive the stricken man.
FETES DEMO WOMEN
NEGRO OEMS CONFAB POORLY
ATTENDED; DRAFT NEGRO PLANK
PRESS JIM
Win Fight For
Privileges
The National Democratic
convention proceedings were
marred for members of the
Negro pi ess prior to the
opening sessions Monday in
the Chicago Stadium, when
its representatives were giv
en jim-crow press accommo
dations which entitled them
o balcony privileges only.
Dissatisfied with these, a dele- ■
Ration of newspaper men, rep- |
; ’esenting Negro papers through-]
i out the country, invaded the of- j
flees of Charlep Michelson, di- i
eetor of publicity lor the Demo
cratic convention Sunday after- !
noon and demanded equal ac-1
commodations with whites, i
•‘General Press” badges and
cards of admission to the first j
floor were then given them.
Press Boxes Bar Negroes
There is an “unwritten law”!
which bars Negro 'newspaper men
from occupying press box accom- I
modations, however, therefore the I
Negro press was conspicuously I
absent from the press boxes which
[occupied the entire width of the
hall behind the speaker’s plat
form. There were others on the
east side of the vast indoor arena.
That discrimination was being
practiced against Negro press rep
resentatives was uncovered by the
BEE editor, Miss Olive M. Diggs,
who applied for press accommo
dation for the convention early
Saturday afternoon. Miss Diggs
was told that the passes for Ne
gro papers had been “misplaced.”
Given Balcony Pass
Despite her protests officials re
(Continued on page 2, col. 1)
Dem’s Choice
PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D.
Rc.osi*veit, wno was nominated
by acclamation at Wednesday i
night's session of the National !
Democratic convention here, to !
succeed i iaiself for the third |
consecutive term.
Confesses He
Kidnapped, Be?.t
Girl to Death
LOS ANGELES, July .18—
Albert W. Fis'uer. 31, white
night club drunmu r, Ino&c d«m»* :
aiid confessed to police that he ,
had abducted and brutally slain
nine-year-old Dorothy Gordon, ;
coast kidnap and murder vie- 1
tim, last March 5. Fisher’s i
mind cracked, and he was tak
c n into custody shortly after he j
began babbling incoherently of
having “battered in the face of j
a poor little colored girl.’’
Little Dorothy’s mutilated
body was discovered buried in
a shallow sandy grave in an iso
lated section of the Del Rey j
fills, several weeks after her j
disappearance while on her
way home from an Easter re
hearsal. A state-wide hunt was
instituted. Reward for the
capture of the guilty abductor
and slayer reached S5.000.
“Not enough persons were pres
ent to start a good fuss,” was the
way one observer described the
poorly attended dailly sessions of
the National Colored Democi'atic
association which convened inthe
Eighth Regiment Armoiy in
Chicago last week, three days
prior to tlie National Democratic
convention.
The Negro Democratic organi
zation headed by Recorder of
Deeds William Thompkins of
Washington, D. C., closed its ses
sions in a mass meeting on Sun
day afternoon.
Farley Speaks at Mass Meet
Postmaster General James A.
Farley, chairman of the National
Democratic committee and Sena
tor Alben W. Barkley of Ken
tucky, majority leader of the
United States. Senate were princi
pal speakers at this meeting,
which was attended by approxi
mately 4,000.
An estimate c-f delegates and
alternates actively participating
in convention proceedings which
got underway Friday afternoon,
July 12, put the attendance fig
ure for daily sessions at less than
100, however. Roscoe Dunjee, eri- !
itor of Oklahoma, delivered the1
keynote address at the opening
session.
Convention Paradoxical
Significant was the fact that the
Negro faction, despite vociferous
protests against discrimination in
all its forms, itself gave an ap
parent stamp of approval to jim
crow, by its complete withdraw
al to separate quarters.
Given very little attention by
delegates at the Negro eqnvenion
was flagrant discrimination
against delegates of color to the
National convention, by white ho
tels. All were conveniently con
gregated in the so-called black
belt.
Many problems came in for dis
cussion by the association during
its three-day meet. The organi
zation emerged from its deliber
(Continued on page 2, col. 2)
_EVERYBODY’S HAPPY AT LIBERTY BAPTIST CHURCH
-* '\ * %
MISS ELLEN V. LITTLEJOHN,
Director of the Educational De
partment of 'tire Hydros: Ice
Cream Corporation hands check
fcr $70.00, first prize award in
$400.00 Good Samaritan Con
test to the Reverend Tillman. (
Rev. D. Z. Jackson, (center), |
pastor of Liberty smiles his ap- j
proval. 1500 members and visi
tors witnessed the ceremonies,
tStory on page 2).
OEMS
ff L h L’
MAKE
_
F.D.R. Nominate'*
By Acclamaii
■-.
Precedents were shat ?
! Wednesday night in the
dramatic, colorful and enthusias
1 tic session of the entire proceed
ings of the National Democratic
convention, meeting here in Chi
cago at the Stadium. For the
first time in the history of the
nation a President of the United
States was nominated to succeed
himself for the third consecutive
term.
The Negro
“Our Negro citizens have
participated actively in the
economic and social advances
launched by this administra
tion, including fair labor stan
dards, social security benefits,
health protection, work relief
projects, decer-i; housing, aid to
education and the relhabililu
Lion of low income farm fami
lies. We 'have aided more than
a half million Negro youths in
' vocational training, education
and employment. We slid!
continue to strive for cnmpl t=> !
legislative safeguards dn\. j
db -i aaiiiilioi; i.- gov. •
and benefit< and Ptc j
. tional defense forces. ,Vc !
pledge to uphold due process
and the equal protection »f i i»
for every citizen, regardless of
race, creed, or color.”
President Franklin Delano
Roosevelt was unanimously nomi
nated after Postmaster General
James A. Farley, in a magnani
mous gesture recommended that
he convention suspend the rules
md nominate the President of the
Jnited States by acclamation.
Crowd Shouts Approval
Thirty thousand persons
crowded into the vast indoor a
•ena, shook the rafters with shouts
(Continued on page 2, col. 1)

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