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Volume 1 Number 3
Masons Re-elect Ches terJohnsonGr and Master
Race Delegates Play
Prominent Part In
National Union Meet
NEGRO DELEGATES PLAY
IMPORTANT PART
The International Hotel, Dining
Car Employees and Beverage Dis
pensers held its bi-annual conven
tion in Minneapolis last week. Th
sessions were held in the Eagle’;
Hall, Eighth street and Fourth
avenue south.
This convention holds a special
significance because of its liberal
attitude toward the colored group.
Locals in California and in Illinois
in.which colored workers hold the
balance of power were represented
by'Negro delegates who wielded z
power and influence out of all pro
portion to their numbers.
’ Clarence R. Johnson, general
chairman of the Pacific coast locals,
was among the outstanding men
of the convention. Delegates, both
colored and white, recognized his
leadership and sought his aid and
advice in forwarding the business
of the convention. Other delegates
from the West were: Leyton Wes
ton of Missouri Pacific; MJelford
Springfield, Mo, Pac.; Alton G.
Good of the Union Pacific, and
from Chicago, Geo. W. Hobart and
J. H. Kelly, all men of more than
average intelligence. Their cooper
ative work on the floor and in com
mittees helped shape legislation
liberalizing the expansion of the
colored locals and expediting the
business of the convention proper.
Sam Harris of the Curtis Hotel
represented the Minneapolis chap
ter.
Delegates and theii’ wives were
entertained by the Minneapolis
hosts and enjoyed boat rides, sight
seeing tr’ps, the movies and other
amusements. The series of pleas
urable events ended in a grand
banquet at the Cui-tis attended by
more than 400 of the delegates,
their ladies and invited guests. Im
promptu speeches were the order
of the evening and none received
more generous applause than th ;t
of Geo. W. Hobart, former Minne
apolis resident, whose oratory has
lost nothing of its power in these
later years. All of the delegates
and their wives from out of town
were present and from the Twin
Cities: Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Harris,
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Smith, Mr.
and Mrs. Jas. Cannon, Mr. and Mrs.
James, Chas. W. Washington and
Miss Henrietta Bonaparte. The
convention chose Rochester, N. Y.
for the next convention.
COMING EVENTS CAST
THEIR SHADOWS
Social Twelve Dance, August 28,
at Weequa Country Club.
Angelo Herndon. Richard B
Moore co ning to Twin Cities Sep
tember 23.
, Twin City Elks’ Round-up at
Harriet Inland, Saturday, Septem
ber 1.
IN AGAIN!
Warren Breedin, Jr., arrest
ed 12 times for petty offenses,
was in jail again Wednesday.
Warren was accused of assault
in the third degree.
He was charged with pointing
a pistol at Virginia Coates at
422 Dupont avenue north.
Breedin’s case was referred to
the probation office.
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ST. PAUL RECORDER
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Minneapolis Tribune Photo.
ELLSWORTH “JACK” HARPOLE
Former Minnesota football squad
member, now an assistant coach at
a southern college who is inter
viewed this week by Leo Bohannon
in his column, “In the Sportlight,”
in this issue. Harpole was one of
the most popular players ever to
don a Minnesota jersey.
ATTENTION FOOTBALLERS
All Minneapolis football candi
dates report to Rev. F. C. Walker.
Border M. E. Church, Fourth and
Lyndale avenues north, Saturday,
August 25, at 7:30 p. m.
CHURCH CAMP FOR BOYS TO
BT HELD AUG. 23
The annual St. Paul Inter-church
Camp for boys between the ages of
nine and fourteen will be held at
Snail Lake, Thursday, August 23.
The boys will enjoy a week of
swimming and outdoor life as well
-s speak ?rs and other entertain
in’. Some of the speakers will be
Rev. C. F. Stewart, Rev. L. W.
Harris, and Mr. O. C. Hall. For
the past Ibree years Mr. O. C. Hall
has put forth every effort with suc
cess in securing this camp for the
voung people.
Alexander B. Jordan will be head
supervisor and Charles Blackburn,
Albert Burgess, Robert Gardner,
Reginald Harris, Albert Munn,
Merion Roseby, Louis Cason, Syl
vester Young will be his assistants.
—Thanks to Peter MacFarlane,
superintendent, and the Union Gos
pel Miss’on Association.
PAGEANT SCHEDULED
FOR AUG. 29
A pag-'ant, “The Light of Worn
-n,” wil] bo presented on the lawn
at Phyllis Wheatley House Wednes
day night. August 29th, at 8 P. M.
Mrs. Blanche O. Mason and Miss
Louise Bohanon are directors of
he entertainment.
The pageant fct a practical dem
onstration of what has been ac
complished with the government
supported adult education move
ment.
Fifty persons will be in the
pageant cast. The public is invited
to witness the affair. Admission
will be free.
Only your best friends will tell
you to purchase your own paper,
instead of borrowing theirs.—Adv.
St. Paul, Minnesota, Argust 24, 1934»
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Allen“33’’Cliamp
Eliminated From
Tennis Contest
By Bill Simms
After receiving a Bye in the first
round of play in the seventh an
nual Phyllis Wheatley Twin City
tennis tourney that opened at Chi
cago Field last Sunday morning,
Albert Allen, Jr., the defending
title holder, was rubbed out in the
second round by “Norm” Howell,
6-2, 6-4 in what proved to be the
greatest upset thus far in a tour
nament where upsets have been
common.
F. Slemmons In Easy Win
John Banks’ terrific forehand
and murderous service cut off any
hopes of Leßoy Reise getting past
the first round when the match
ended, 6-0, 6-4. However, the
brilliant showing of Banks gained
him nothing matched against the
steady volley of Freddy Slem
mons, who won easily in two sets,
6-0, 6-1. Slemmons played a de
fensive game and let Banks beat
himfeelf with his inconsistent driv
ing.
The first upset of the morning
came when Tommy Donaldson
took a 6-4, 10-8 win from Otis
Woodard, ceded number five in
the tournament. Seemhrgfy, ttrtr
match set the precedence that
consistency and not tennis form
would be the watch-word for the
winners on this ill-fated day for
the “old guard.”
Penn Sees No Action
Bill Penn, runner-up in the
tourney of ’33 and ceded No. 2
in this year’s play, received a Bye
in the first round and got a de
fault from Cliff Hawkins in the
second round. So Bill entered the
nghts without having tapped a ball
ind Bill was just rarin’ to “get at
’em.”
Don Strawder, after salting
away Dunbar Gibson, 6-0, 6-4, came
nght back on the court and pushed
T/en Bohanon, ceded number four,
to a grueling three set match, 6-0,
2-6, 7-5. The victim of his own
fear, Don, unseasoned in tourna
ment play, dropped the first set
but quieted his fears in the set
with the thought that he had lost
l he match anyway. This assured
manner cost Bohanon the second
set and took Strawder to 5-3 in the
’hird set. It was at thie point that
Strawder’s fear overcame him. He
nlayed too hard and too conscien
tiously with the result that the sea
soned Bohanon, who was able to
nlay his best tennis in a pinch, ran
five straight games to win the
natch set.
Moberly Comes From Behind
Cornelius Moberly unseated Bill
Simms, ceded number three, after
dropping the first set 6-1. Mo
berly, unshaken by the loss of the
first set, came back with a steady
placement game which the back
hand of Simms could not cop*’
with. This rally won the match
for Moberly, 1-6, 6-1, 6-4.
Results In First Round Play
Allen drew a Bye, “Norm” Howell
defeated Stafford Lott, 6-1, 6-1. Fred
Slemmons defeated Kermit Kitchen,
6-1, 6-0. John Banks defeated Leßoy
Riese. 6-0. 6-4. Tommy Donaldson de
feated Otis Woodard, 6-4, 10-8. Wen
dell Jones defeat'd Andy Owens, 6-1,
2-6. f-5. Earl Onque defeated Leon
ard
ed Bill Simms, 1-6, 6-1, 6-4. Leo Bo
hanon drew a Bye. Don Strawder de
feated r”'nb’r Gibson 6-0, 6-3. Loul»
Mason defeated Leo Crump, 6-3, 6-1.
■llmmle Slemmons defeated Edward
Breedlove, 6-2, Freddie Gray re.
celved a Bye. Gordon Parke defeated
Al McClUre. 6-8, 6-4. Cliff Hawklne
received a Bye.- BUI Penn received a
Bye.
(Continued on Page 6.)
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OPERATION PROVES FATAL
TO YOUNG WOMAN
Mrs. Odessa Juanette Jones, 29,
1021 Rondo St., St. Paul, died
Tuesday, August 21, at the Samari
tan hospital following an operation.
The wife of Emerett Jones, who
survives her, the deceased was
well known in Minneapolis.
Funeral services at Pilgrim Bap
tist church, Friday (today) at 2:30
p. m. Remains lay in state at Neal
Funeral Home, St Paul, Thursday.
Survived by husband, mother,
Mrs. Georgia Mcßutledge, sister,
Mrs. Mildred Manderville, brother,
Orval Drake and three children,
Shirley, Constance and Ronald.
DELEGATES TO AMERICAN
LEGION CONVENTION
Isaac Moore, Jr., and Jack Pos
ten were delegates from Johnnie
Baker Post to the state conven
tion of the American Legion meet
ing in Duftith the 6th, 7th and Bth
of August. Mr. Moore reports
among the important resolutions
passed, one that takes the profit
out of war by conscripting wealth
and industry as well as men. A
resolution defeated sought repeal
of the law giving 10% of the re
turns from fight bouts to the Glen
Lake Sanitarium. Mr. Moore was
the guest of Rev. H. C. Copeland
of St. Mark’s A. M. E. Church and
his wife.
RETURNS FROM CHICAGO
Miss W. Gertrude Brown of
few days in Chicago, waxes enthu
siastic over the great Chicago
Audition. Miss Brown- urges her
friends in the Twin Cities (and
they are legion) not to forget the
17th of October, the 10th anniver
sary of the House. Miss Brown
hopes to make it a red letter day.
For that reason she asks all en
tertainments not to use October
17th.
Marriage of Young
Couple Six Months
Ago Revealed
MARRIAGE OCCURRING FEB
RUARY DISCLOSED
Mr. Ronald Judy and Miss Ruth
Boswell were married last Feb. it
has just been disclosed. The happy
couple are living at the home of
the bride’s mother, Fourth avenue
and Thirty-fifth street. Mrs. Laura
Mae Williams and Mrs. Arleta
Hughes gave the bride a shower at
the latter’s home, 3845 Fourth ave
nue South, Wed., Aug. 22.
Surely, it is time to “thumbs
down” on that kind of leadership
which opposes everything the Ne
gro attempts to do that it may find
favor in the eyes of other races.—
St. Louis Argus.
We need organization in our
race, but it will never be obtained
by self-appointed leaders trying to
organize people after the head has
been selected before the foot.—The
Plaindealer (K. C., Kans.)
Some of the best local writers
write for this paper weekly. All
are specialists.
Read weekly the Scintillating,
youthful, zestful, breezy com
ment of Nellie Dodson; the in
formative “Here and There** of
W. M. Smith; the official St.
Paul social news by Estyr
Bradley; health hints by Dr. W.
D. Brown; sports from the pen
of Leo Bohannon; and timely
news stories, editorials, and fea
tures.
HARD TO BEAT!
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Minnesota Masons
Close Successful
Animat Convention
Re-elected Grand Matter
CHESTER JOHNSON
of Minneapolis who was renamed
Grand Master of Minnesota Ma
sons for the second term.
Wm. Cratic, Sr.
Suffers Serious
\ Injury In FaN
MfcETS SERIOUS ACCIDENT
William Cratic, of Chicago ave
nue |nd 35th street, was quite bad
ly hurt last Tuesday when on his
way to work he jumped or fell from
the truck in which he was riding,
injuring both legs, necessitating
hospital care. Mr. Cratic was one
of a truck full of men going to
work bn a PWA job. At a point
on Bloomington avenue, Mr. Cratic
thought he had reached his des
tination. Told differently by the
men on the truck he climbed back
but before he got “set” the driver
started the truck, throwing Cratic
off, striking his legs against a
large shovel, causing the injuries.
Director
A. GAYNES THOMPSON
J
Rev. A. Gaynep Thompson, pas
tor, Beacon Light Mission and di
rector of its chorus. The chorus
will be presented in recital Sunday
night, Aug. 26, at Phyllis Wheatley
House.
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Price I Cents
CHESTER JOHNSON REELECT
i ED GUARD MASTER
The Most Wetshipful Grand
Lodge F. A A. M. (Prince Hall Af
filiation) concluded its fortieth an
nual communication Wednesday
evening with the election of Grand
Officers.
The following grand officers
were reelected: Chester A. John
son, grand master; Wilbur A. Wil
liams, ,deputy grand master; Sam
uel L. Ransom, senior grand ward
en; Fred D. Parkenson, junior
grand warden; John F. Coquire,
grand treasurer; Edward B. Thom
as, grand secretary; George W.
Brooks was elected grand lecturer,
succeeding Marion A. Bolden who
refused renomination.
The session opened Tuesday, Au
gust 21, at 9 a. m. Many commit
tees reported at the first day’s ses
sion. Many visitors attended both
days’ sessions. Bight WenhipM
Elmer Jackson, grand registrar of
the Grand Lodge of Missouri, hon
or guest of the Grand Lodge of
Minnesota, gave a Very forceful
talk before the Grand Lodge. Reg
ister Jackson tea very likeable
man and is visiting friends in Min
nesota. We wteh Mm a very pleas
ant stay.
Much constructive legislation
was brought before the body and
was favorably geted upon.
* It was again voted to send six
children, three from Minneapolis
and a like number from St. Paul,
to the annual Phyllis Wheatley
Summer Camp.
NEW ANGLE IN THE r
TRIANGLE
Hoboken, N. Aug. 22.—The
triangle—that mixture of two men
and a woman is usually recognized
for what it is—a breeder of trouble
and a ready source of disaster and
possible murder. But here’s a new
angle coming from Hoboken, N. /.
The husband and wife grow mutu
ally cold. The wife accepts a lover.
Does the husband want to kill him 7
By no means! Bather he will sell
the wife to Mm price $700.90.
More than that he will even sell on
the installment plan. The lover is
agreeable, the wife consents and
all seems well until the husband
attempts to legalise the matter
with a bill of sale ’ then the lew
steps in and declares the whole
matter off.
So the mw angle becomes only a
tangle.
3000 persons feed this newspa
per last week. Many mere will read
it this week.
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IT DOESN’T ALWAYS PAY
SUIT WORK
A St ftmt man, Morris John
son, living, at 1017 Mississippi,
street, quit Mg job without no
tice. BUt tite job was at the
workhouse where he had been’
sent for a time of which 14 days
remained when he walked away
without notifying the guard. So
new John L.
Ropada detfttj{‘Wtt he must
serve 39 sdgftteaa! days. The
original amm was If days
for
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