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SUBSCRIPTION RATES. One year, <2, six months, 51.25, three
months, 75 cents.
BY CARRIER: 20 cents per month or five cento par copy.
These rates are payable strictly in advance.
The RECORDER bjiere. no .*ouM ke t'
Me.-tribute hi. bert <o (.nmonhy. - •*«< W “
denied any man, no mart's right* are inviolate. ________
In 1840. a Negro robbed the Mississippi River of floating logs, fi
nished a lot and helped build the first Protestant church in St. Paul-
In 1865 a barge was dragged from St. Louis to St. Paul, 700 miles.
The cargo was two Negro preachers and their congregations.
Zt everything th»t hob occurred for the good of the Negro ir
this community within the last 96 years is in some manner traceable
to those two incidents. , „ . t a nr F
Commencing September 11, the Annual Conference of the A. M.E
Church will convene in St. Paul for the first time in seven years Ex
cept for the pastors of a half dozen charges the ministers assembled wil.
be from mission charges where they are just everything to their par
ishioners. Many.will be without funds, except barely carfare to reach
our city. Their salaries run from none to small.
St. James Church is planning to feed this group of 40 missionary
preachers and their wives during their visit in our city. But out of
our 2,000 comfortable beds in St.-Paul it is hoped the 100 will be made
available to these sacrificing souls. One’s denomination or lack o
church affiliation is not material. It is “The lending to the Lord no
the denomination that counts.' A word to Rev. Carlyle F. Stewart or
any of his officers will secure results.
Whenever we wish a contribution for a public enterprise; whenever
we wish chairs for large public or social gatherings we think of two
people, namely: Aaron McGavock and “Willie” Neal. If two others are
thought of they are Dr. V. D. Turner and Dr. J. W. Crump. 'Djose
persons deserve much appreciation for services rendered outside their
businesses and professions.
Last Sunday a meeting was held in Hallie Q., the purpose of which
was to rehabilitate the local branch of the N. A. A. C. P. Former Con
gressman Melvin Maas was the principal speaker. In a brotherly talk
nn “Americanism” the flying congressman stressed fighting. If Mr.
Maas meant contending persistently we agree. But physical encounter
and explosive language are devastating to minority groups.
The American Indian was willing tq fight and die for his cause
nnd he has been permitted to do both. Remember the old hymn "Shore
I must fight if I would reign”—then the author steadies himself and
says: “Increase my courage Lord. I’ll bear the toil, endure the pain
(how) supported by thy word.” What is the word? Just LOVE.
Let’s paraphrase Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
Love and the world loves with you,
Fight and all atone
Fight has brought to this earth
Its sadness since birth
With love there’s never a groan.
In fencing there is a technique as to how to fight a man wi*h ?
rword. There is a submarine technique and one for aviation. There’
infantry, battery, and cavalry technique to meet those attacks.
The world has not yet developed a technique with which to fight f
smile. A smile is an infection. Once received the object finally capitu
lates and smiles back. Those of us who can use our smiles sensible
can go places. Smile, sonny, a sunny smile.
Public congratulations, encouragement by word of mouth and b;
tetter have literally drowned our offices since our first issue
To all who were so thoughtful and to those ministers who gave us r
boost, we offer our thanks. May we always merit the words of prais<
and confidence given us. God willing, we shall.
Other Editors Say
LEADING THE WAY AGAINST RACIAL OPPRESSION
World leaders of the Baptist faith meeting in Berlin, Germany,
present hot-bed of religious and racial intolerance, pass strong resolu
tions condemning “racial animosity in every form, oppression, unfair
discrimination toward Jews, the colored people or subject races in any
part of the world.”
It takes a certain amount of courage to pass such resolutions but
it takes daring bravery to put them into practice. Racial oppression
could be ended in a few days in America if the Christian church (white),
practiced daily, what it sometimes preaches.
The biggest challenge to the Christian church In America and other
lands is the solving of the so-called race problem. Daily the Christian
church loses caste by its refusal to practice universal brotherhood of
man.
The world Baptists courageously pointed the way whether they
or other denominations follow it or hot.
Weekly Bible Gem
Behold how pleasant it is fefrjbrethren to dwell together in unity!
Psalms 133:1.
ST. PAUL RECORDER
Northwest Publishing
Cecil E. Newman, President
Robert Janes, Business Manager
Punished every Friday
Office: 702 Carrol Avenue,
' Phone DAle 9077
Minneapolis Office: 309 Third Street South
Phone: BRidgeport 3595
FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 1934
A. M. E. ANNUAL CONFERENCE
FINE PUBLIC SERVANTS
FIGHTING FOR RIGHTS
WINNING TECHNIQUE
THANKS!
—Minneapolis Spokesman.
HERE arid
By W. M. Smith''
■p-'
■Bl: Jr fl hk.
W. M. Smith
In a radio address over KSTP
last week, A. W. Strong speaking
for the Citizens Alliance said,
imong others things, that the Al
liance contributed without dis
crimination to the employment of
labor, white, black, and yellow. In
the text of his talk as published
the following day in the Minne
apolis Tribune this portion of his
address was deleted. It would be
interesting to know if the speaker
or the paper was responsible for
the omission. The Alliance claims
that in the quarter century of its
existence it has helped 400,000 men
to employment. The fair ratio of
this number would give 4,000 of
these places to the colored people.
Fine, if true!
♦ ♦ ♦
One of the stories I like to re
member and frequently tell is of
he boy who came running to hif
nother pop-eyed with excitement
aying, “Mother, mother, I almost
got a horse just now!” “How was
L hat, son?” the mother asked
'Well, I saw a man going up the
treet with a horse and I asked
rim to give him to me. He said
No,’ If he had just said yes I’d
have had the horse.” There if
nore to this than just a funnj
tory. I know quite a few me?
vho can construct, repair, or ren'
louses, lay cement walks, spread
vail paper, paint, wash windows
>olish shoes, install and repai:
Metrical devices and do a hundre*
nd one other useful things, bv
hey haven’t the courage of th
oy. They won’t ask for the horse
n other words they know they ar
rood, I know they are good, a fev
thers know they are good but the
•eneral public knows them not at
ill.
* * ♦
This may read like a thinb
veiled appeal for advertising. An*
vhy not? Men who have sue
•ceded have not hidden their light
mder a bushel and most certain!'
I have no intention of obscuring
he light that shall flow from th<
papers we publish. Basically
''owever, my interest goes muc’
ieeper than self, our papers or anj
me’s papers. The interests of th*
▼roup demand a wider appreciatior
*»f our own inherent possibilities
This requires that the things w«
can do to assist each other shall bf
known to each other. This call*
for advertising. So I advise ad
vertising. Tell the public what yo«
are prepared to do; by bills dis
tributed in your neighborhood, if
you know no better method; b'
word of mouth if that will suffice
Preferably, however, choose the
better and the cheaper way. The
newspaper. It will tell your story
to every one in the Twin Citie'
more fully and effectively than you
can tell it in any other way to the
people living in your own block.
* * *
It is an interesting fact or
should be that the big daily paper?
our people buy by the hundred?
seldom carry a word about matters
of personal moment to the Negr*'
group, save when some member of
the group does something that
permits the papers to castigate the
race. We may commend the in
terest we show in keeping in touch
with world news and local happen
ings. We should, however, remem-
. ’i* Ik
ST. PAULRKCORMR
ber that it is left to the Negro
newsgatherer and the Negro pub
lisher to gather and print all other
activities of the race.oqjj|
in every field of endjjvor, W--
ligious, economic or pdfitical f lhe
men and women who dc> Worthwhile
things; our social pleasures and
pastimes, these are essential and
valuable things and are found only
; n the columns of the Negropress
* •*
A surprising lack of interest in
he work of those two widespread
national organizations, the N.-A.
A. C. P. and the Urban League, is
;hown by Twin City young people.
This is due in part to ignorance of
the scope, caliber and importance
of these organizations' and part
because the young people have not
been included in .the campaigns
conducted in the interest of these
aluable agencies. Here ii field
hat should be cultivated. It will
five large returnsJfor only a little
well directed effort.
Health and
Hygiene
By Dr. W. D. Brown .
rULAREMIA, THE THREAT 01
THE WOODS
As Fall approaches, amateu?
huntsmen prepare to invade the
forests in quest of prey. Ducks
•abbits, deer, mug.
camper to avoid annihilation. Th<
port is great. However, occasion
illy errors are made and th.,
mnter is injured, killed, or he sue.
?umbs to a severe disease such a:
ularemia. With usual skill, h
nay have no accident in getting
he animal; but in doing so he ma;,
he bitten by a tularemia-infectec
voodtick or fly, or the rabbit o?
•quirrel he is proudly dressing ma;
he teeming with the disease. These
germs, getting in either through i
rite or through an abrasion in th’
ikin or conjunctiva of the eye
give constitutional symptoms in 4-
hours or longer. Ulceration at th?
site of infection, enlargement o:
the regional lymphnodes, and higl
continuous fever for three week
>r longer with remissions consti
ute evidence of the disease. Then.,
s no specific cure for the ailmen -
md many cases are fatal. How
jver, certain rules, if observed
vill prevent many cases. First, d
lot go to areas known to b
ularemia-infected. Second, pre
ent abrasions of skin while hunt
ng. Third, do not wipe eyes with
irty hands. Fourth, wear rubbe
-loves when dressing rabbits o
quirrels. Fifth, if hands are cu
r scratched while cleaning th
mimal, apply an approved anti,
eptic immediately. , Finally, ij
zou are suddenly stricken ill dur
ng a hunting trip or soon after
■eek medical advice immediately
or an early diagnosis of th
’.isease will make chances of re
overy better.
Advertisers in this newspaper
will appreciate your patronage.
ST. PAUL SOCIAL NEWS
Mrs. Gerone Reed and daughter
Ruth, of 1385 Sherburne avenue
recently returned from a visit of
six weeks to Alabama and Georgia.
Mrs. Augustus Jones, 1069 Hatch
St., gave a bridge and‘ lunchear
from 2 to 4 p. m., last Thursday,
in honor of her sisters, Mesdames
George Landers and Beatrice Sum
mers, and her niece, Miss France?
Stewart. The guests are from
Indianapolis, Indiana.
The Community Mothers’ Club
meets each Tuesday from 2:30 to
4:30 p. m., at St. James A. M. E.
Church. All mothers are invited
to join us.
At our last meeting Mrs. Jack
son, of 449 St. Anthony, gave r
very interesting talk on Club Work
Mrs. Inez Goss,
Club Reporter.
MINNEAPOLIS NOTES
Miss Constance Adams of Du
’uth is a guest of her relative,
Mrs. W. H. Hyde,
Howe About:
..... —-—;
Russia,. '■
Begging
Big Business Men
•WNU
Ep HO WK
THERE are actually a good
many features In the
present Soviet government In Rus
sia. The 1 idea that no public offi
cial should teceite mpre '■ than 5150
a month Is Sound;, so ts the habit
•of promptly punishlhg'officlals when
‘ they are dishonest or negligent . . •
But the determination to live by
Communist principles ■ will wreck
Sovietism.., (jommunism is. so pat
pably weak in so many "respects it
cannot succeed. The objection to
the teaching of Karl Marx is it will
not fit hymah needs. ' The podr man
Is. entitled to justice; but so is the
man who 'refuses to remain poor.
And. in the a human -experiment
there has heyer been found a tribe
of men wherein the majority were
willing to remain; in perpetual pov-'
s erty. Nature pfoylded,.-means for
all to
better
consent to fOrevef remaining un
comfortable whem comfort abounds
and .may be easlly attained by not
, unreasonable may not be
here to see the en<J of the Russian
experiment but let/youngey men
remember the prediction that Com
munism must, be given Up there.
Like tfhisky, it ds a fool; it will
not stand practical trial.- ?.
: .. ' •' * ♦ * • '-V,
Negroes are very disagreeable in
bothering whites for. gifts. I have
spent, the ' present -winter in an
apartment; house in Miami. Fla., and
have found everything satisfactory
except my. failure . to satisfy ‘ the
negro servants.- An. old fellow llv
•Ing nearby is so much;.: Annoyed
that he will not let a negro maid
come in;.he ..does his. own cleaning
up. and I often go oyer to enjoy
his indignation. I have been
whipped into submission hut ad
mire a man brave enough to re
be! tn a good cause, /.'. The poor
whites are as bad rts the negroes
In begging. About the . only real
vigor shown (n the United States
during the past winter has been
displayed in begging campaigns
Every one is apt to be a little prej
udlced when discussing his own
case, and It really seems to me I
do my share In proper giving, but
the American system of begging
seems to me disgraceful. Much of
it Is racketeering; the selfish busl
ness of boss beggars who hide be
hind the scenes apd browbeat timid
citizens into engaging .in - charity
they do not themselves
believe In. Ask any American what
he is most-disgusted- with, and he
will probably tell you It Is commit
tee begging. The smart French do
none of It; the' Germans and Eng'
lish very little. It is an American
weakness; one of many we all dis
approve of. but do not quit. Ip
stead of quitting,;. the nuisance is
■becoming worse every day; leaders
In it are trained as others are
trained to heroine, stenographers,
doctors, lawyers, machinists, to pull
teeth, and receive large incomes
from the dishonest business.
• • *
There is more than the usual
complaint lately about big business
men. A new charge Is they do not
manage their wives and children
.with reasonable efficiency. ... No
American does; specially foolish
women .and children are as com
mon apiong the poor as among the
well-to-do. -The manner In which
American women muss up their
men “bas been., the wonder of for
' signers since fhA foundation of the
republic; Americans no more assert
themselves |n“ their ' homes than
they dp. iff politics. - And-lobk at
what the politicians have done to
them. . ; . Americans .need, a lot
of reform in a lot of ways.
• • ♦
It Is pitiful to see a sweet little
girl grow Into habits a woman
must have. ... A little girl un
reservedly trusts her father, be
lieves In him; loves him. A woman
knows she must trust, love and be
lleve in a husband and father with
great caution. ... I took part in
quite a romance the other day. On
the street I saw a little girl, three
or four years old. walking with her
parents. She was holding her fa
ther’s hand, hut occasionally let go
and ran to look at something in the
windows. Once when she came
back. wi<h her hand out. to be led.
I took It but she was still looking
at the wonderful windows; she
thought she was still walking with
her father. It was quite a thrllL
Then she ran to another window,
and, when she came back, tonk her
father’s hand, without knowing she
had been bold with a stranger.
All my lifts I have heard men say,
as « sort of apology: “I am not a
FRIDAY, AUGUST IT, IM*
money maker." Everyone of-any ac- '
count at all is a money maker; the
rare thing is a money saver. The
maxim I have most solemn regard
for is that declaring it Is easier to
make money than It is to save it
• • •
So many Impose on me unreason
ably I am especially anxious not to
Impose on others. I always want
what is justly my due; I do not ob
ject to this in anyone—to Insist on
your plain rights is a virtue. I re*
ter only to unnecessary annoyances
and impositions. j
Personalities
A?? 1
By Nellie Dodson
BUD BENNER and LAWNEY
THOMPSON gave the Cities a
taste of big-time doings last Sun
day night at Jim’s beer garden,
when they ordered FORTY BEERS
in rapid succession.
4; It all started when some young
lady sighed thirstily: “I could
drink about twenty beers!” And
before anyone could sneeze a
sneeze or bat an eyelash Bud was
giving the order to KATHARINE
MURPHY, waitress, friend, con
fidant, and general advisor, to
Jim’s patrons.
“How many beers?” asked Kate
again as if she were a bit deaf the
first time.
“Twenty!” shouted Lawney in a
voice loud enough to rock‘Gibral
tar. Kate eyed both gehtlemen
isuspiciously. (
y “I’m asking you for the last time
how many beers you want for
this party?”
“It’s still twenty,” came back
Bud without a moment’s hesitation.
• “Listen, you,” said Kate in an
Tm-telling-you tone, “I’m going to
bring twenty beers, and you’d bet
ter, be here when they come, too!”
i The twenty beers made their ap
pearance in due time, and the table
vas covered with foaming mugs of
3.2. There was beer to the right,
beer to the left, beer, beef, beer,
>ind more beer. Everybody in the
party made a grab at the same
ime, and as a few from other
,'ables saw the prospects, they got
n the jamboree, too. At any rate,
vhere at first there was beer, there
oon appeared nothing but a lot
f forlorn and desolated-looking
' mpty mugs which were promptly
ivhisked away by Kate.
About that time a group of Mill
. 3ity Clark Gables came in, AL Mc-
JLURE being one of the number,
j..“We just had twenty beers,”
someone boasted.
1 “Nuts!” said McClure. ’ (He
:nust have learned that word dur
ing his first year at the Univer
sity.)
; “You don’t believe it, eh?” ques
tioned Benner, getting slightly
snippy about the situation.
“I’m not from Missouri, but
you’ll still have to show me,” came
from J. SEYMOUR, who was with
.the McClure outfit. And, so, be
ieve it or not, Lawney dashed back
to the bar and ordered TWENTY
MORE BEERS. Katharine’s only
comment when she brought the
second lot, was: “Some people get
crazier every day!”
• I suppose, now, someone will be
hut tp break the Benner-Thompson
ibeer-ordering recond!
♦ ♦ *
<.I saw “PUG” LUND, the Go
'pher footballer, today. The hand
from which he had the little finger
removed is still bandaged, and he
looks nothing like the galloping
cyclone who tore off those yards
for his dear old Alma Mater last
year. On the street he is just a
blonde, curly-haired young man
who looks as timid as a mouse.
(Timid as a mouse, my eye!)
♦ * ♦
LORD BYRON DOTY and
RUDY MARTIN are playing in an
orchestra out in North Dakota. . . .
ED SALTER, DICK MANN, and
GEORGE JAMES are evidently re
maining in Chicago, as I hear they
have jobs there. No one seems to
have any definite details from
them yet. . . . SONNY BERRY,
WOODY MILLS, and ADOLPH
(CUPCAKE) THOMAS are sky
larking down in Alabama at ths
present writing. . . . Looks as if
there will be a crowd going down
to the game in Chicago this year,

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