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I I i | ; _ j | _ _ . _ ___ ... I < MHMaMa|||ah ' • • Symbolic Meaning vSg* • fffl A * Truth and Fact Basis Conversely, a lynching in Mis- grow -T=^7 —X " •> :|: America has propagandized | \ : sissippi, over and above its ene- : V, SSSS Xi I \ ' my echo on a Tokyo short wave, t. WW >■ h as as much symbolic meaning : ■ B /A I t !: proof of its ability to adjust and | Im Chunking, Bombay and Braz- ■ V /IB ■I ■ RMBJ MB JBjBWJB. BjBJT <B ” !: readjust is definite evidence that | zaville as in tragic reality in the : L B B I BJ//-J BIbIBImB ' I W Jle JL I “ a De . | I fiUrKt : v uu. 9, NO. 15 Marian Anderson Recital At Minneapolis Auditorium Tuesday Night, Nov. 24 Four Negro spirituals will climax the program scheduled by Marian Anderson, world-famous contralto, when she is presented in recital at the Minneapolis auditorium concert bowl Tuesday evening, Nov. 24, at 8:30 p. m. Franz Rupp will be her accompanist. Among these spirituals will be the memorable “Crucifixion” as ar ranged by John Payne. The concert will mark Miss An derson’s sixth consecutive annual appearance before a Twin Cities audience. In years past the singer MARIAN ANDERSON has been heard here as a soloist ■with the Minneapolis Symphony orchestra and in her own full length recitals. The “concert bowl,” in which Miss Anderson will sing, represents the “horseshoe” end of the Minne apolis auditorium, capacity of which will be reduced half by use of acoustic curtains. Special light- St. Paul Lodge Observes 54 Years of Existence 54th ANNIVERSARY OF HOUSE- HOLD OF RUTH CELEBRATED The Household of Ruth No. 553, Grand United Order of Odd Fel lows, held its 54th anniversary on Monday, November 16, at 9 p. m. at the Hallie Q. Brown House with about seventy-five guests attend ing. The Hall was beautifully dec orated with flowers and American flags. Mrs. Carrie E. Lindsay, chairman of the anniversary com mittee, acted as mistress of cere monies. The program was opened with the singing of “America,” led by Charles H. Miller of Mars Lodge of Odd Fellows, No. 2202, and ac companied by Mrs. Ida Mea Mur phy of the Household of Ruth. Prayer was led by E. A. Hatton of Mars Lodge, followed by remarks by Alice King, Worthy Prelate, to welcome the guests. All of the members of the House hold were introduced to the guests and each gave the number of years they had been in the Order. Mrs. Lorena Hickman, the only charter member present, was given a sum William H. Gaston, Veteran Retired Police Officer, Civic and Fraternal Figure, Is Dead William H. Gaston, 69, of 132 Eaton Ave., St. Paul, died Nov. 10 at the Hines Veteran hospital at Hines, 111., after an eight month illness. Mr. Gaston, a resident of St. Paul for 50 years, has been a colorful figure in the Saintly city commu nity and fraternal activities. He served on the St. Paul police force for 15 years and was retired be cause of disability incurred in the line of duty. He was a Past Ex alted Ruler of Gopher Lodge 105, I. B. P. O. E. W., Past Commander of Col. Chas. Young Camp No. 29, an active member of the N. A. A. C. P., and in 1940 sponsored a bill in the Minnesota State Legislature outlawing discrimination in con tracts entered into by the State of Minnesota. He had served in three wars, the Spanish-American War of 1898, Boxer Uprising and the Philippine Insurrection and served with the 10th Cavalry in Cuba. Hundreds of Twin Citians at tended the funeral held Saturday afternoon. Rev. S. E. Ware, as sisted by Rev. C. B. Wheeler and Rev. B. N. Moore, officiated. Mrs. Veronica Lucas of Minneapolis sang. • Organizational ceremonies during the service were conducted by Gopher Lodge and at the cemetery by Col. Chas. Young Camp No. 29. He was buried at the Ft. Snelling National cemetery with full mili tary honors. The funeral proces sion was escorted by four squad cars of Captains and Lieutenants of the St. Paul Police Department. Mr. Gaston is survived by his wife, three daughters and five sons. Ml. 8340 ing effects also will be used, ac cording to Mrs. Carlyle Scott, man ager. The concert bowl will seat 5,000 persons, the same as North rop auditorium, where Miss Ander son has appeared in the past. Miss Anderson’s Minneapolis ap pearance is one of the first on her current tour during which she will present more than 80 concerts. The famed contralto started on her present itinerary fresh from an ex tended stay on her Connecticut farm, where she had her first vaca tion in six years. Buy War Bonds Today! Mother’s Appendix Removed 24 Hours After Baby’s Birth Twenty-four hours after a healthy baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Warren Lacy last Saturday morning, the mother was found to be suffering with acute appendicitis and an operation was performed immediately. The mother, Mrs. Mildred Lacy, and the new daughter are both in very good condition at Fairview hospital. The Lacey’s live at 411 Dupont Ave. No., Minneapolis. of money, the anniversary gift of the Household. The entertainment of the evening was bingo, Chinese checkers and a treasure hunt. Mrs. Myrtle Harris sponsored the checkers, Mirs. Mat tie A. King, the bingo games, and Miss Lydia Jones, the treasure hunt. Prizes for bingo were won by Mrs. Clementine Sydes and Mrs. Bessie Powell. Checker prizes were won by Mrs. Susie Gaylord and Mr. prizes were won by Mrs. Corinda Gibson and T. Thurston. The prizes were presented the winners by Mrs. Dorothy Massie, right noble gov ernor. Following the serving of refresh ments, Mrs. Carrie E. Lindsay, chairman of the committee, made a short thank you speech. The members of the anniversary com mittee were Alice King, Annie Black, Clementine Sydes, Mattie A. King and Miss Lydia Jones. Out of-town guest at the celebration was Mrs. Corinne Green, a visitor in the city. One son, William H. Gaston 111, is now serving in the U. S. Army at Camp Meade, Md. Paper Goes to Press Early On account of Thursday, Nov. 26, being Thanksgiving this newspaper will go to press one day earlier next week. Regular correspon dence should reach the editorial of fices Monday. Sport news and ads will be accepted up to Tuesday Nov. 24, at 8 p. m. Only 29 Shopping Days to Xmas With today there are only 29 shopping days to Christmas. Shop some each week to save time, money, disposition and to conserve transportation facili ties. Don’t forget that the stores advertising here want your patronage. Get wise and buy where your expenditures are appreciated. Our Lawmakers In rerent election* a number of Neffro citixen* were elected to the etate leciala turea of several states, and one Con<rese man. U. S. CONGRESS—One representative. MISSOURI—One representative. KANSAS—One representative. ILLINOIS Five representatives, one state senator. NEW YORK—Three assembly men. PENNSYLVANIA—Six representatives. OHlO—Three repreeentatives. INDIANA—Three representatives. CALIFORNIA—One assemblyman. KENTUCKY—One representative. WISCONSIN—One representative. MICHIGAN —One state senator. COLORADO—On* representative. Buy War Bond* Today! Wife Sues Hunter Vassar For Divorce Mrs. Louise Vassar, 519 Carroll avenue, filed suit on October 15 in District Court for a divorce from her husband, Hunter Vassar. Grounds for divorce were incom patibility. Buy War Bonds Today! “Bubs” PoweU to Hampton “Bubs” Powell, 697 Carroll ave nue, who enlisted in the Navy some three months ago, has completed his basic training at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station at Great Lakes, Illinois, and after a short furlough in the city at the home of his mother, Mrs. Carrie Powell, will leave Saturday, No vember 21. Mr. Powell expects to be stationed at Hampton Institute for study. Buy War Bonds Today! Sterling Club Members Fete 25th Anniversary The Sterling Club celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary with a for mal banquet, preceded by a cocktail party, Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 8 p. m. at the Sterling Club. The occasion also honored the original founders of the club who include J. E. John son, the first president, Hammond Turner, Clarence W. Wigington, B. C. Archer, 0. C. Hall, Frederick D. McCracken, Howard F. Mclntyre, and John H. Hickman. Honored posthumously were J. Homer Goins, William A. Hilyard and Dr. O. D. Howard. Organized In 1917 Organized in 1917 with this group of men the Sterling Club has become one of the leading clubs in the Twin Cities in civic, social and community life. During the program a plaque, made by Clarence W. Wigington, one of the city architects, was un veiled. Inscribed on it were the names of the men of the Sterling Club who had entered the service with the armed forces. Artie Boyd and Warren Grissom from the senior club and O. C. Hall, Jr., Ralph Ward, Jr., and William Blackburn from the junior club. Decorations for this special occa sion were carried out in the club colors of gold and purple with large vases of chrysanthemums as the floral decorations. The cocktail party was at 7:30 p. m. J. E. Johnson Master of Ceremonies Master of ceremonies for the af fair was Joseph E. Johnson. The program was opened with a unison prayer and the singing of “Amer ica” by the group, led by A. V. Hall with Mrs. Harriet G. Hall at the piano. This was followed by the presentation of the first presi dent, after which Mrs. Hattie Oliver, soprano, sang accompanied by Mrs. Hall. The M. C. then pre sented the founders of the club after which a symposium was held on the march of time of the club. The program closed with the sing ing of “God Bless America.” Mundell Is President Officers of the club are George G. Mundell, president; Herman Cot ton, vice president; Donald J. Brady, secretary; Clarence H. Roper, treasurer; W. B. Walker, chairman of the Board of Directors; L. H. McCoy, secretary of the Board of Directors. Arrangements were made by the Entertainment Committee headed by L. H. McCoy with James Green as secretary. Other members of the committee include James Mitchell, Ralph Ward, Sr., A. V. Hall, William Gardner, Warren GrisSom, George Brooks, Jr., Her man Cotton, John Lewis, Charles Hargrave, O. C. Hall, Sr., B. C. Archer and C. W. Oliver. 100 Women Wanted Now! A Twin City war plant needs 100 women 40 to 50 years of age for sweeping, cleaning work, good wages. Everybody must have a job during our national emergency. Make application at your local Urban League office. Applicants must be in good health. St. Paui, Minnesota, Friday, November 20,1942 *5,0 00,006 WOMEN NEEDED IN WAR. itm ’CUOSS THAT BEIDGE NOW!!' Best Dramatic Readers Features Friday’s Program A Twin City dramatic contest featuring some of the best “read er” talent in Minneapolis and St. Paul will be presented Friday (to night) at St. Peter A. M. E. church, Minneapolis, at 8 p. m. This unique program sponsored by the St. Peter choir will also in clude vocal and piano solos played and sung by talented men and women from Twin City churches. Contestants include, Laura Mae Smith, Pilgrim Baptist church, St. Paul; Dessa Gresham and Thelma Massengill, Bethesda Baptist church, Minneapolis; Avis Ware, Mrs. Fields 11l Mrs. Lafayette Fields, wife of the St. Paul druggist, is ill at their home, 803 St. Anthony Ave. Her condition is not critical but it is ex pected that she will have to remain in bed for at least two weeks more. Bay War Bonds Today! Women at War Program, Wheatley on November 24 URBAN LEAGUE AUXILIARY PRESENTS “WOMEN AT WAR” PROGRAM Phyllis Wheatley, November 22 at 4 p. m. “Be the woman behind the man behind the gun,” is the slogan for Women at War Week, November 22 to 28. The Women’s Auxiliary, Minneapolis Urban League, is joining with the Women’s Division of the Hennepin County War Sav ings Committee in the promotion of Women at War Week designated by the United States Treasury De partment for a special promotion of War Savings. Highlights of the program to be presented Sunday, 4 p. m., Phyllis Wheatley House, will be a sound film, “The Free American Way” and a recording, “Last Words From Corregidor.” Mrs. Russell G. Powers, representing the Women’s Division, Hennepin County War Savings Committee, will be the speaker. Patriotic songs and other well known musical numbers will be given by the Twin City Jubilee Singers. The League’s Auxiliary is play ing an important role in a variety of Civilian Defense activities. The program Sunday will be the second major effort sponsored by the or ganization in the interest of War Savings and follows closely the WCCO broadcast on Nov. 10 at which time $1,100.00 in war bonds were sold. Mrs. Estella Sims, chairman of the War Savings Committee of the Women’s Auxiliary, Mrs. Josephine Chambers, Auxiliary Chairman, urge the women of Minneapolis to attend the meeting Sunday and help out in this great endeavor. At the meeting of the Auxiliary Tuesday, Nov. 17, plans for the promotion of a Baby Popularity Contest in the near future. Annual Turkey-Day football classic. Wheatley vs. Hallie. No vember 26, Norton Field, Hamline University, 2:00 p. m.—Advt. St. Peter A. M. E. church, Minne apolis. Appearing on the program for musical selections will be Mrs. Cora Moore, vocalist, St. James A. M. E., St. Paul; Mrs. Arvie Ware, pianist, Pilgrim Baptist, St. Paul; Rev. Henry W. Botts, Jr., pianist, Zion Baptist, Minneapolis; Miss Anne Pearl Horris, vocalist, St. Peter A. M. E. Minneapolis. Five representative citizens of the two cities will judge the contest. Prizes will be awarded. This full it is evening of good being offered for only 28 cents. ig Fun Frolic Harvest Festival Saturday Night Fun for all, young and old will be supplied in abundance at the Harvest Festival Saturday night, November 21, at 345 E. 38th St., sponsored by the Crusader’s Guild of St. Thomas Episcopal church, Minneapolis. At this fun frolic gifts may be picked off the “orange tree,” pur chased at the white elephant sale or won in the “pie strut.” Coffee, flour, etc., will be included in the assortment of bingo prizes. Those needing the undeviating direction of the “guiding light” will be ac commodated in the fortune teller’s booth. A hand-made tufted wool rug, a $3 and $2 War Stamp corsage or the cash will be awarded to some lucky person or persons. Hot dogs and pop will be on sale. Buy War Bonds Today! Three Churches Join In Thanksgiving Services Nov. 26 Rev. Fr. Victor E. Holly, rector of the St. Phillips Episcopal church, will preach at union Thanksgiving service in the Cam phor Memorial Methodist church, 585 Fuller Avenue, November 26. The service will begin promptly at 11 a. m., and will not last longer than one hour and a quarter, ac cording to Rev. Clarence T. R. Nelson, pastor of the Camphor church, who will preside at the service. Rev. D. Helikson, pastor of the Aurora (Norwegian) Methodist church, will make the Thanksgiv ing prayer. Soloist for the service will include Zachary T. Monson and Dorothy Martin. President Roosevelt’s Thanksgiv ing proclamation will be read. The offering will be taken for the Crispus Attucks Home for the Aged and annual memberships for the Crispus Attucks Association will be solicited. A praise service will precede the regular service at 10:30 a. m. Churches cooperating in the service include the St. Phillips Episcopal, the Aurora and Camphor Memorial Methodist. Bay War Bonds Today! Friday night social. Phyllis Wheatley. November 20, 8 to 11 p. m.—Advt. Local 516 Aux. Annual Forum This Sunday The Annual Educational Forum Program of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Dining Car Waiter and Por ters Local 516 will be held Sunday afternoon, Nov. 22, at 4:00 p. m. at the Hallie Q. Brown House. Miss Grace Carlson will be the guest speaker with other interesting num bers on the program. The public is invited. Buy War Bonds Today! Pioneer City Resident Dies Thadius W. Stepp, 782 St. An thony Ave., died Monday, Novem ber 16, at the United States Vet erans’ Hospital at Ft. Snelling. Mr. Stepp had been in failing health for some time. Born in Maringo, Illinois, ap proximately 77 years ago, Mr. Stepp had been a city resident for over twenty-five years. His only survivor is his wife, Mrs. Bell Stepp. -- Funeral services will be held to day (Friday) at one o’clock from Pilgrim Baptist Church. Services will be read by the pastor, Rev. S. E. Ware. Masonic services were conducted by Perfect Ashlar Lodge No. 4, F. and A. M. The deceased was buried in the National Cemetery at Ft. Snelling with a military escort. Brooks Funeral Home, 697 Rondo Ave., had charge of the arrange ments. Buy War Bonds Today! Henry Thomas Fifth ‘Wheatley’ Head Resident Henry R. Thomas, who succeed ed Miss Magnolia Latimer as Act ing Head Resident of Phyllis Wheatley House, was made Head Resident by the Board of Directors on November 13. Mr. Thomas is a graduate of Omaha University from which he received his Bachelor of Arts De gree in 1934. He came to Minne apolis in 1936 and entered the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota. In 1938, he received an M. A. Degree from the Grad uate School of Social Work. His experience in Social Work includes employment as Social Service Investigator in Omaha, Nebraska and the Minneapolis De partment of Public Relief. In 1938 he compiled material for the Min neapolis Urban League which was published under the title, “A Chal lenge to Negro Youth.” Mr. Thomas was employed as part-time Assistant Boys’ Worker at Phyllis Wheatley in 1937 and 1938 and since 1939 has served as Neighborhood Secretary of Phyllis Wheatly House. Boy War Bondi Today! Fourth Sunday Musical The Fourth Sunday Musical given by the Senior Choir of St. James A. M. E. Church will be a Twi light Hour on Sunday, November ’22, at 5 p. m. Featured on the program will be the Concert Male Quartet under the direction of Mr. Tolerson. Mrs. Arvie Ware will be the guest pianist. The program is under the chairmanship of Mrs. Frank Alsup.—Advt. PRICE $2.50 A TEAR—7 Southern Senators Conduct Shameless Filibuster Against Bill to Give Citizens Ballot See Editorial, Page 2 Washington, D. C., Nov. 19.—America, that civilized part of it which believes in the guarantees of the Constitution and the freedom of man here and abroad and those who are fighting for those “Four Freedoms” are aghast as a small band of Southern Senators filibuster to prevent a vote of the Pepper-Geyer bill which would abolish the poll tax in eight Southern states. The poll tax in these states prevents an estimated 10 mil lion people, both black and white, from voting. In view of the war and its international implications and performance of the Southern die-hards is ex tremely embarrassing to America and the present administration. The patriotic daily press, even in many Southern cities are burying the story of the filibuster in the back pages. PM Reveals First Clash oa Bill In the Nov. 15 issue of PM, daily newspaper, the following account explained the spectacle up to that point. St Paul NAACP Elects Rev. Nelson New President Rev. Clarence T. R. Nelson, pas tor of the Camphor Memorial Meth odist Church, was elected president of the St. Paul Branch of the Na tional Association for the Advance ment of Colored People, in the an nual election meeting Tuesday in the Hallie Q. Brown Community House. Other officers elected in clude first vice president, Richard L. Stokes, Sr.; second vice presi dent, Frank Boyd; secretary, Al verta M. Coram; assistant secre tary, Cyrus L. Lewis; treasurer, W. B. Walker. Elected to the Executive Board were Frank L. Alsup, Charles S. Anderson, Mrs. Mabel Brown,' Miss I. Myrtle Carden, Dr. Grace Carl son, Herman Cotton, John Culver, Father Francis Gilligan, William Herron, Mrs. Mattie King, Maceo Littlejohn, Cecil Newman, S. Vin cent Owens, Major Samuel Ran som, Mrs. Ora Reed, Mrs. Dorothy Schultz, J. Nathaniel Smith, Rev. S. E. Ware, Rev. C. B. Wheeler, Ethel Maxwell Williams. These of ficers will be installed at the regu lar bi-monthly forum at the Hallie Q. Brown House on December 13. 593 Members Paid Up John M. Culver, chairman of the membership committee, reported that there are now 593 paid up memberships in the local Branch in comparison with 186 memberships on December 31, 1941. Rev. B. N. Moore,' president of the Branch, praised Mr. Culver and his com mittee for the fine work they had done throughout the year. The matter of discrimination at the Gopher Ordnance Plant at Rosemount was discussed and it is urged that individuals who have been victims of the discriminatory practices in this or any other de fense plant give such information in affidavit form to the Legal Re dress Committee of which Mr. Maceo Littlejohn is the chairman. President Moore spoke in out spoken terms against the discrimi natory practices against Negro sol diers in the South and he declared that President Roosevelt should issue an executive order banning discrimination against Negro sol diers on the trains. Buy War Bondi Today! Elizabeth Pogue Dies Elizabeth Pogue, 387 Western avenue north, died Saturday, No vember 14, at 4:30 p. m., at her home. She had been in ill health for several months. Born in Paris, Texas, September 14, 1860, she had been a resident of the city for more than twenty years. Survivors include sons, John Lane, Charles Lane, daughters, Miss Bertha Pogue, Delbert Pogue, Mrs. Dave Huston and Mrs. Lucile Eli. She leaves four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tues day, November 17, at 2 p. m., with Rev. B. N. Moore, officiating. In terment in Oakland cemetery. Buy War Bonds Today! REV. KELLY SPEAKS TO MINISTERS Rev. Robert W. Kelly, pastor of the Border Methodist Church, Minneapolis, will be the principal speaker at the regular monthly meeting of the Twin City Minis terial Alliance, Tuesday, Novem ber 24, in the parsonage of the St. James A.M.E. Church, 566 W. Central Avenue, St. Paul, at 1 p. m. “Preaching In War-Time,” will be the subject of the discussion to be led by Mr. Kelly. The annual election of officers will be held at this meeting. Rev. H. W. Botts, pastor of the Zion Baptist Church, Minneapolis, is the president. Gay Ninety Revue, Saturday, December 12, directed by Gladys Harris.—Advt. S A CO Democratic Leader Alben Bark ley of Kentucky tried to fight the filibuster by calling an unusual Saturday session. But with almost half of the Senate out of town— many of them attending football games—the Southerners were able to block the session by hiding out and preventing the Senate from getting a quorum. The Senate met at noon, and at once Sen. Tom Connally (D., Tex.) made a point of no quorum. The Clerk began to call the roll, but few Senators responded. The Sen ate Sergeant-at-Arms was direct ed to round up Senators and ask them to attend. This produced only about 40 Senators and Barkley got the Sen ate to instruct the sergeant-at arms to “compel” the attendance of absent Senators. After an hour and a quarter’s delay, Sergeant-at-Arms Chesley W. Jurney reported that he was unable to round up a quorum, be cause 44 Senators were out of town and seven Southern Senators who were here could not be found. Senator Henrik Shipstead of Minnesota was absent. Connally Protests Over the protests of Connally, who apparently was running the filibuster strategy, Barkley got the Senate to instruct the sergeant-at arms to serve warrants for the ar rest of the Southerners who were in town, but hiding out It was the first time for almost 15 years that the Senate had or dered its sergeant-at-arms to ar rest absentee members. The last time was in 1928, when a small group of Senators were filibustering against the public power project at Boulder Dam. The seven missing Southerners who, together with the 44 members present by that time, would have constituted a quorum and permit ted the Senate to proceed were Lister Hill of Alabama, Wall Doxey of Mississippi, Burnet R. Maybank of South Carolina, Kenneth G. Mc- Kellar of Tennessee, W. Lee (Pap py) O’Daniel of Texas, Richard B. Russell of Georgia and John H. Overton, of Louisiana. Senator Berkeley L. Bunker of Nevada was also in town, but missing. Maybank, McKellar and Bunker (Continued on Page 4) Buy War Bonds Today! War Bond Booth at Anderson Recital Not only will music lovers be granted the dpportunity to hear the world-famous contralto, Marian Anderson, in concert at the Minne apolis Auditorium on Tuesday eve ning, November 24, but they will also be granted the opportunity to help out in the vast War Savings program. The gracious Mmes. E. V. Mar shall, W. D. Brown, Wallace Chambers and E. L. 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