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... ... ..Northwest Publishing Co., Publishers
. • : Cecil E. Newman, President i
f Robert Jones, Business Manager
Published every Friday
Office: 732 St. Anthony Ave.
Minneapolis Office: 309 Third Street South
Phone: BRidgeport 3595
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SUBSCRIPTION RAJjES: jU n c .year, $2, six months, 31.25, three
months, 75 cents. i *< H
RY CARRIER?:, 20 jajer* mokitli or five cents per copy.*: t M
The REGORGE R? Relieves no man should be denied th&'right
' to contribute his best. to humanity. As long as that right is
denied any man, no man's rights are inviolate.
That t;hcr<pnj» meetings of Grand Lodges at this time of the year
leads ,to gri jaf'Jjlegro lodges. . The truth is that the lodge
taught to > new people, just emerging from slavery, some
thing that, the, piispippary school teacher, carpet-bag politician and
preacher did Pfe've: fn their curricula.
* TKe btptlj’drhooa, • the power to manage affairs, the power to think
for and one’s self was provided by the lodge. The sanctity
r oL,the brotherJs home was at least well taught, even if often violated.
The part by the Masonic lodge in the workings of the Un
dcrground Railroad has riot been told as yet. The big lodge man and
the preacher performed the service for the race now taken over bj
■ welfare workers and the N. A. A. C. P. In small communities, the
• ‘■lodge man-and the preacher are still functioning. ---
Lodges, rijjh’t dr wrong, are an asset to our race, the more righ'
; the better. ”•
.* ••• **?’*’•■ •’ * - **. . . . .
In the cbn.tfbVprsx concerning the platting of lands near Round
’Lake, some interested ’.Franco-American said, “We could win if poli
tics didn’t get irtto the question.”
I aul N’. Coad'S, L County Engineer, stood flat-footed and said, “Heckle
die if you-choose; L.cai? take it. These people (Negroes) have rights,
they have .They.deserve to be served as well as others.’’
Another Dotson said, it looks like trading 200 votes in Little Can
ada for 2, Odd votes' in St. Paul. .And now the question comes home as
to whether we wi}lijjye.up to expectations.
May our* Sunday-School classes, Boy Scouts and private individuals
have a lake frdyt dr shall a.few biased people in a cross-roads com,
munity deprive up "6f our rights? Our votes will tell the story. Broth
er, sister, hav^ r jrffu Registered? Are you one of the persons who can
wisecrack across-thte back fence, at the club or church, but who does
net vote ?
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Fthm- tirti£ the Republican Party has given fitting recog
nition to persons, wfib have worked well in the ranks. .Members of
the,State Gent^af have been fairly common. Twice, per
haps three Have been honored as Presidential Electors
from this W. T. Francis not only was called to
assist in the rriarfageineht of the Coolidge campaign, but was sent to
Liberia as Minister Plenepotentiary.
The Negroes’ of '’’Minnesota have always had very liberal politi
cal ideas. This year the ’separation between winners and losers is
apt to h® by narrpyv/margins, there being a three-cornered fight among
Farmer-Labbr,«Reg»<iblicMn’'and Democratic parties.
It seems truite thwart of wisdom on the part of the party in
pwer that it -should«chpose some worthy Minnesota Negro and place
him in a position*. of «hpnor,- responsibility and power.
, Such an. act. would* not only give cohesion to vagrant political think
ing of disinterested;masses,- but would furnish pluralities on election
Giber Editors Say
• ’• * • * ♦ * *•*•s*'
THE* MOTHER.-was a college graduate. Her own father had been
blind for ■years. * • lit* Spite of that, and even on his small salary as a
preacher; he hafl contrived to get her a good education. In her turn
she resolved children should go through college too. Perhaps
when, she made'-that'resolve she did not expect to . have ten children.
Nor could she have'foreseeh the depression. It was after the seventh
baby was born that Jthey lost everything, even their little Kansas farm,
and had to - . the city. There her husband eked out a small
living by doing odd 1 jobs. She helped by writing squibs for farm pa
pers and ,winnmg , , prftes xvith her recipes. One after another three
more babies camfc 'along. Yet to the older children she kept on stead
ily “saying, “Yota Shall' go to college.'’ Under the spur of her ambi
tion, one of the gifts toon a state drawing contest. That was done on
an- empty .stomaclf*.- the day the child drew the picture there was no
food in the. house*. *'
The hardest 'bTow was when the last baby came down with scarlet
fever and every one of the family caught it—all twelve of them. For
seven we£ks t’lieyj 'quarantined. Their house had no furnace, no
running water, no bathroom. They nursed one another as best they
could. In those Weeks there was no chance of earning any money at
all. \ For' the fir^tirn'e’iA their lives they asked for help.
With this help they pulled through. Today every one of the ten
children is in school. Each has chosen a profession at which to aim—
musician, journalist} doctor and so on—and who .can doubt that
th -y will go.thixtfigh college when they never doubt it themselves?
They share their mQttw'r’s conviction that they have lived by the power
of her own training The household is highly organized, each with his
allotted task anti schedule. The world around them can hardly think
of them as poor, for they never let down, even though the neighbor
hood in which theydtve is sometimes scorned as the abode of “trash.”
Last-year.the enffre family took part in a play at the university and
the mother'helped td‘direct the chorus. The play was Dußose Hey
ward**' Porgy. Fta these people are Negroes—Americans, of whom
every American caW*Be proud.
' —From the Woman’s Home Companion for August.
• Every wise woman buildeth her house; But the foolish plucketh
it down with her own hands.
Bible Gem
Slowly but surely the Negro
worker is bring convinced that, his
•'cononv’c inter's's are b ?t served
by a union of action and purpose
• with the white worker. Despite the
fact that he has been often kept
from union ranks, and when ad
mitted, •••ha l ’ -many - times
donbk crossed and denied the pro
may rest assured that he is doing
'ection and th*' opportunity organ
ization should bring, it is still the
conviction of many serious leaders
in the field of labor that the Negro
will ’e fccst s<rv-d at the present
’t least in joining forces with the
najor group as h" is given oppor
pntranicn. for his fellows; acquiring
n s, the chief rewards f r the effort
.a working knowledge of the man
ner and methods of successful or
ganization and a larger market for
his labor.
More slowly, but just as surely
*he white worker within the ranks
of union labor is coming to know
that as long as 2,000,000 Negro
workers are without the pale of or
ganized leadership, available as
scab labor for every emergency,
just that long will the pathway of
white labor be beset with danger
and economic safety denied.
So there is developing a new
understanding that promises much
to the advantage of each. The
Negro will forget past affronts if
he be accorded equal status and
given the right to add his strength
and intelligence to the contest for
fairer distribution of the rewards
of labor. The white worker, im
pelled by the necessities of the
case, is trying to forego his long
held prejudices and is seeking in
large measure the assistance of the
brother in black.
That such assistance once ob
tained will develop far greater
force than is u ually believed is
easily shown by the records of the
convent isn of the International Ho
tel, Dining-/Car Employees and
Beverage Dispensers held in Min
neapolis last week.
Eight Negro delegates with
earnest, intelligent direction edm
pelled attention to and induced leg
islation favorable to the men they
represented. Their insistence met
with no discouragement, instead
they were commended and various
factions sought the aid of the col
ored men in. behalf- of their own
pet projects.
In a lengthy interview with Mr.
Clarence R. Johnson, a Pacific
coast leader, I discussed the future
of the Negro worker. Mr. Johnson
has the respect of the entire con
vention, black and white and is rec
ognized as a thoughtful and capa
ble leader in labor circles. Briefly
summarized Mr. Johnson’s view;
are: that the Negro should wort
for the complete elimination of the
color line in unions the country
over. Then he may become an in
tegral part of the union movement
He would learn by contact and ex
perience the methods and manner
of union procedure. Because of the
obvious fact if every Negro in the
railway and hotel service were
unionized he would still be but r
small factor among the many thou
sand of white members of unions
and have but a weak voice in decid
ing his own destiny, Mr. Johnson
would work for a withdrawal from
the present set up-and the forma
tion of a solid Negro union, under*
trained and tried leadership, such
as A. Philip Randolph has showr
composed of porters, maids, hotel
and dining car employees, miner?
and other craftsmen, affiliated
with the. A. F. of L. but autonomous
in the direction of its own affairs.
Such a union, he believes, would by
reason of the trained personnel i‘*
had developed and . the respect won
for Negro initiative not only secure
the maximum of benefit for its
members. .It would find itself a
powerful force in the political and
economic life of its. people, able , to
completely reorganize and coordi
nate the affairs of the race, >
On the Pacifip coast, Mr. Johnson
explains the’Negro governed lochl t
are already working toward that
end, and through the Urban League
and other civic bodies have accom
plished important and efficient
14:1 Proverbs.
HERE and
By W. M. Smith
community irhprovements lying en
tirely outside the field of their ac
cepted programs.
Health and
. ByDr.W. D. Brown
Certain rules of health must be
maintained by everyone. Careless
ness in one "form or another soon
leads to ill health. This being true,
it would be advisable to keep fore
most in one’s mind certain facts
that experience has proved. In the
case of diabetes mellitus, irrespec
tive of what the constitutional
treatment may be, the patient must
recognize the fact that he is sub
ject to gangrene of his extremities.
The hardening of the arteries,
especially in the extremities, is
usually an early manifestation in
advanced diabetics. This makes the
tissue susceptible to injury and in
fection. Daily bathing of the feet
and legs with gentle wiping, avoid
ance of burns (as by a hot water
bottle or electric pad) preventing
“athlete’s foot” and other infec
tions and injuries, and the use of
well fitted shoes are very import
ant to the diabetic. Exercise is
necessary to maintain the “tone”
of the tissue and to stimulate the
circulation. Any dark, tender, or
suspicious spots on the feet espe
cially about the toes must be im
mediately investigated. Gangrene
once well-developed is very hard to
stop other than by radical pro
cedure. On the other hand, if dis
covered early, often it can be eradi
cated or its destruction held to a
minimum. It is far better to lose a
toe rather than an entire leg. With
a .properly balanced diet, the use of
insulin when needed, and the me
ticulous care of the feet, a diabetic
all that he can to prevent gan
Our Children
©. Bell Syndicates.—WNU Service.
V/fOTHER had been canning all
A’-" afternoon and her feet were
tired carrying tier about. She sat
In a rocker on the porch watching
Edna May doing her home work in
the short time before dinner. The
baby had fallen asleep on the couch
in the sitting room. Now he wakened
and cried..
“Go in. Edna May. and see what
you can do to please him. I’m so
tired I can’t move another step.”
Edna May cheerfully went to the
rescue. In a short time she came
hack. “He wants my red cap,
“All right. Give It to him. Any
thing to please him.”
Mother rested for a while and rose
to prepare for dinner. Crossing the
sitting room something caught her
eye. The baby sat in the midst of
a miscellaneous heap like a pi
rate among his treasure. “Give me,”
he commanded, and at once Edna
May gave him.
“For pity’s sake, Edna May, what
Is the matter with you? Here I am
tired to death. I ask you to help
with the hahy for a few minutes
and you completely upset the house.
Pick every bit of that stuff up.”
Edna May, quite crestfallen, be
gan gathering up the loot. Every time
she laid hold of an article the baby
screamed and fought to keep it.
Mother came swiftly, smacked both
children and planted them firmly,
one in his crib and the other on a
chair.” Stay there and keep quiet
if you can’t do anything else.” Both
children were crying earnestly when
father walked up the path.
It Was all very natural. Mother
was tired beyond words. Edna May
was willing hut unknowing. The
haby had the chance of his life and
he took it. The only way out that
I can see is to have a couple of
things handy for such an occasion.
A ball tied to the baby’s chair, a
favorite Teddy sitting in a little
chair will serve the purpose. Then
when baby is to be diverted for a
few minutes the means are at hand.
Crying it out is not so easy
when one’s nerves are raw but It is
better than having a scene, isn’t it?
It Is cheaper in nervous energy In
the long run. it won’t do to teach
the baby, that -he is to be pleased
no matter what comes or goes.
Sometimes he can’t be pleased and
the sooner he learns It the better.
It does cost a few howls, but most
of us can stand that.
| Personalities
| By Nellie Dodson
I have a letter to start things off
with this week, so here goes!
Dear Aunt (Tell ’Em) Nellie:
Some of us “gels” went over Sun
day to see the boys play tennis in
thq tournament at Chi Field. Well,
that’s all well and good, but listen.
We meet this BILL SIMMS and I
as well as two other “gels” then
and there laid down our hearts, as
one, at his feet. He seems so mod
est to be so handsome, and he’s a
swell tennis player, too.
Now, Aunt (Gulp-em-down) Nel
lie, we want you to tell us more
about who this Romeo is who so
suddenly has come into our lives.
Is he the type that a trusting “gel”
can put her faith in?
Please tell us all and spare ciur
fall—we are just three trusting
children who need the guidance of
their dear Aunt (Burn-em-up)
Pattie, Nattie, Kattie.
Well, of all things! So the hand
some SIMMS has gone and done it
again, eh? To tell the truth, chil
dren, I don’t know so awfully much
about Bill, and as your letter came
almost at press time, I didn’t have
a chance to go snooping around for
information. But I’ll grab William
the very first chance I get and ask
him all about himself. All that J
can say now is that he does seem
to be a nice young man, likes al!
kinds of sports, and has quite ar
aptitude for writing. I do know
that if he would show himsell
around at the well-known spots £
little more, the ladies would appre
ci ate it, I’m sure. Keep a weathei
eye peeled on the column, girls, and
I’ll try and help you out. Thanks
for writing, and come back agair
sometime. But WHERE did yoi
get those nicknames which were
sprinkled in your note so freely ?
BILL THOMAS writes that he i:
driving a nice, big sand truck dowr
in Greensboro, No’th Carolina.
That’s one way to keep from be
coming a cream-puff!
A few evenings ago I got int<
one of those arguments whicl
never settle anything, and alway.
leave you with the feeling that th'
other fellow is a stubborn, hopeles.
idiot. Six of us had stopped by th'
abode of a gracious member of th'
party who staged a raid on the ice
box and brought forth a very sub
stantial midnight meal. We gath
ered around the kitchen table, and
as is always the case when human?
are comfortably wined and dined,
conversation began to flow quit-*
freely. Somehow or other the sub
ject of “Can a woman ever really
live down a past?” came up, and
with it came such a variety of opin •
ions and views that to sort then
out would have been work for r
Colossus. Words flew thick and
fast, and soon everyone was shout
ing at everyone else and no on'
was listening. Finally the flooi
was held by a Minneapolis gel and
lad. He said that no woman ever
really lived down a past, that soon
er or later it came back to her with
bitterness threefold. She said tha!
that was all the “bunk.” He said that
people never really forgot a worn
an’s indiscretions. She replied that
public opinion wasn’t worth e
damn. He said public opinion had
been responsible for the breaking
of more than one woman. She re
mained stubborn, and refused tc
concede even a point in that direc
tion. Then someone looked at the
clock and discovered it was 2:15
a. m.. and that was the only thing
that brought the battle to an end
And not a single soul had changed
his or her opinion!
If BILL TAYLOR should come
up to you and ask you if you know
anything about horses living ir
trees, don’t think he’s gone balmy!
He’s only trying to find some con
firmation of that statement that
she said she had read in a book
that horses used to live in trees.
Bill sez it Pwarn’t possible; ’Nette
sez she has the book and can prove
it. Meanwhile Bill is taking a gen-,
eral Census to find out whether or
not anyone else happens to have
read the book. So far he’s drawn a
blank, b’gosh.
The vote for the most bored-look
ing person in Jim’s last Sunday
Friday, August 24, 1214
night goes to '-SPENCER RUS
SELL. The vote for the moat
bored-lodkihg person any tim.e goes
ally looks as if living is a burden
but dying would take too much en
ergy. And I hope to-goodness he
won’t get all scow-ly when he reads
this! -
The Gloom Chasers’ Cabaret, held
Wednesday, Aug. 15, was a success.
Babe Salters and his Creolians
lived up to their reputation.
My dear Mr. Newman:
Just a line to congratulate you
on your efforts to achieve your
ideal; namely, The Spokesman.
I do sincerely wish you success
in this project.
Very truly yours,
Regina Johnson,
Oak Terrace, Minn., 8-20-34.
Cecil Newman, Editor:
When informed that you Were
editing a new paper for our city; I
gave my unqualified indorsement,
for your presence with the paper
was sufficient recommendation to
me. ''
You are giving us the kind of a
paper we need. You have my un
stinted support. More power to
May you edit a paper that will
command the attention of the
newspaper world. Go to it!
Rev. Carlyle F. Stewart,
Pastor, St. James A. M. E.
Church, West Central at
Dale, St. Paul, Mirin.,
August 18,1934.
Mrs. Lucile T. Vaughn, president
of the City Association of-Colored
Women Clubs of Kansas City, has
been deluged with entertainment
during her Minneapolis visit. The
first and most elaborate of these
was given by her hostess, Mrs.
Chas. M. Foree, at a garden party
at her* home, 3728 Minnehaha. The
affair was attended by more than
one hundred guests, including most
of the club women of the city. The
natural beauty of the lawn was in
creased by skillfully placed scenery
—plants, colored lights and other
effects that made a memorable and
picturesque setting. Guests were
served at tables scattered about
the grounds. The younger set was
met by Miss Gladys White of. the
Junior Club organization. Mrr.
Foree was assisted by MYs. Estella
Sims, Mrs. Mattie Lucas and Mrs.
Americus Sims. Others of the club
women of the city joined in help
ing Mrs. Foree introduce her guest
to the people of Minneapolis. • -
Other affairs honoring Mrs.
Vaughn were: A house party, Mrs.
Lillian Gordon, 1912 E. Franklin,
Tues., Aug. 21; one o’clock lunch- .
eon, Wed., Aug. 22, Mrs. Fannie M.
Shanks, 3712 Fourth avenue south;
five o’clock dinner, Aug. 22, Mrs.
James Guilbert, 3732 Minnehaha
avenue; a house party, Wed. eve
ning, Aug. 22, Mrs. Goodman and
Mrs. Yancey at 605 Sixth avenue
north; Aug. 23, ten o’clock break
fast, Mrs. Jennie Johnson, 107 Roy
alston avenue; Thursday afternoon,
picnic, Mother’s Effort Club, Glen
wood Park; Thursday evening, a
party, Mrs. Earl Sims, 1927 Minne
haha; Friday, guest of Mrs. I. H.
Fisher at Powderhorn Park, picnic
by the Missionary Women of Be
thesda; Saturday, Mrs. Vaughn,
Mrs. Foree, Mrs. L. B. Tate and
Mrs. Mattie Lucas will motor to
Duluth, remaining over Sunday. *
attending service with Rev. Beas
ley. r< • . ..
Miss Ruth Oden, of 672 St-
Anthony, entertained a group of
her friends at White Bear
Dellwood. ‘ ‘
Mr. Don Boneparte, who has
been playing trumpet in the Mem
phis Blue Devils, in all parts of ♦
Dakota, has returned home.
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