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FIFTEENTH YEAR, NO. 34
BRIEF
NEWS
SCENE
“High and Lowdown”
BY BAILEE THOMAS
NATIONAL SCENE: The Ne
gro Press screamed betrayal when
the southern senators aided and
abetted by weak Demo leadership
and cooperating Republicans, kill
ed chances for civil rights legis
lation.. .This same press did not
do a grass roots job in the state
and national elections to urge Ne
groes to send good men to the
U. S. Senate who could be depend-
ed upon to keep promises made in
both party platforms. During elec
tion years too many Negro papers
are more interested in the paid
advertising they get, as crumbs
from the party tables, to do a real
good job for their people in help
ing them select real friends for
Congress.
Senator Hubert 11. Humphrey,
tireless, energetic, undismayed,
and sound, introduced a Federal
anti-lynching bill in the Senate
last week. Co-sponsors of the bill
are ailing Senator Robert Wagner
(Dem„ N Y.) and Senator Wayne
Morse (Rep., Ore.).. .Humphrey’s
statement said, "The heart and
core of the president’s civil rights
program is a law to outlaw lynch
ing. Unless a man is free from the
fear of and threat of unlawful
bodily harm, and even death, at
the hands of some cowardly mob,
all of his other civil rights are
academic, meaningless • • •.”
At Evanston March 21 —23 the
World Council of Churches map
ped out a broad program to help
improve human rights in the U.S.
and the rest of the world... Co
ngressman William Dawson recom
mended to Virginia listeners that
the best way to gain objectives
was smart use of the ballot... In
New Orleans. George W. Snow
den, a Negro labor leader, broke
tradition when he was elected to
the AFL New Orleans Trades and
Labor Council. .. .San Francisco
Negro physicians and some white
doctors also blasted a new hospi
tal foundation set up by city offi
cials, which would build a hospital
where "Negroes and other minori
ties can feel welcome.” Opponents
called it "ill concealed jimcro.”
North Carolina white ministers
praised Rev. J. 11. Jackson, Chi-
cago Baptist minister, for his ser
ies of addresses delivered to a
statewide N. C. conference on
evangelism. The SOUTHWEST
REVIEW Spring number con
tains Segregation and the Church
by Aubrey Burns... .The current
edition of CORONET salutes the
National Urban League. .. .The
One World Ensemble composed
of four singers of different racial
strains under the management of
Dick Campbell scored in its New
York debut last Sunday night.
The NAACP has entered the case
of six New Jersey men convicted
to die for the murder of a furni
ture dealer. The six men were con
victed on confessions which they
claim they wi re forced to make
by police methods. . .
The NAACP's Gloster Current,
director of branches, has been
granted a leave of absence on ac
count of health.... At 40. THE
JOURNAL OF LIVING says it's
time to stop many of your old
habit. For instance, saith the
magazine, men should "stop living
for their job. No man should be
indispensable to any job and no
job indispensable to any man.
American men. particularly, are
apt to underrate the importance
of love and overrate the impor
tance of work.”
For the first time in the history
of the American Contract Bridge
league four Negro players were
among the 29 teams vying for the
championship. . .Offspring of Eng
lish mothers and American Negro
soldiers are better off in England
than they would be in America.
This is the opinion of Ivor Cum
mings. top official of color in the
British colonial office. . . .Guests
honoring Boston's first Negro
judge. G. Bruce Robinson, paid $5
a plate to attend a testimonial
dinner in his honor. . .The Colored
Methodist Episcopal Church will
have its General Board (Confer
ence* in Detroit May 4 and 5...
The Ohio House of Representa
tives passed a FEPC bill after
four hours of bitter debate by a
margin of 70 to 61.
LOCAL: Sixty Minnesota high
school editors and their faculty
advisors will be guests in Minne
apolis April 27 on a Minnesota
Centennial Student Press Indus
trial tour.... New hospitals are
planned to care for the aged if a
bill introduced by three state Sen
ators ia passed. The bill provides
(Continued on page 6)
Amy Mallard, Mob Victim’s
Widow in Minneapolis Sunday
To Tell Tragic Story
NEW YORK Salesman Cyril
Dolly tells the story of his suc
cessful career as a salesman for
Kversharp, Inc. over the radio
during the Urban League's Vova
tlonal Opportunity Campaign this
week.
Dolly, a native of Trinidad,
studied physics and mathematics
at McGIU University in Canada,
but says he likes wiling better
than science. When he approached
the Eversharp company and asked
for a job, Dolly said, "They asked
only one question: What are your
qualifications for the Job? . . .
With Eversharp it is ability, not
the color of a man's skin that's
important.
Three Judges
Selected for Bar
Ass'n Contest
Governor Luther W. Youngdahl,
Dr. Ralph D. Casey, director of
the University of Minnesota school
of journalism, and Hon. Paul C.
Thomas, President of the Minne
sota State Bar Association, have
been selected as judges of the Bar
Associations state-w’ide short
statement contest.
A free trip to Washington. D.C.
is offered for the best statement
of 50 words or less on the subject:
"Why Freedom Depends on Gov
ernment Under Law." The contest
is for students not above the 12th
grade. Two winners a boy and a
girl and the girl's mother or
teacher will be taken to Washing
ton.
Governor Youngdahl has served
as associate justice of the state
supreme court.
Dr. Casey is a veteran news
paperman. author and teacher, he
is internationally known as an
authority on propaganda methods.
Last summer he was a member of
the UNESCO commission which
met in Paris to study press, radio,
and film needs. He was a wartime
technical consultant to the office
of War Information and Bureau
of the Budget in Washington.
year he won a Minneapolis
Star and Tribune leadership
award.
Mr. Thomas was formerly Min
nesota representative in the Am
erican Civil Liberties Union.
The freedom statement contest
closes midnight. April 30, accord
ing to W. W. Gibson of Minneapo
lis, who is in charge for the Bar
Association.'
GEORGE H. ADAMS
ANSWERS ECHOES
FROM DULUTH WRITER
Editor's Note: In a letter to this
paper. »;«•«,r«e H Adam**, a long
time subscriber to thin pap-r. make*
a vigorous attack on James L.
Moores column. "Echoes from Du
luth." In a previous column. Mo.-re
attacked the lethargy of Duluth
Negroes in regards to Job opportu
nities, civic and social advancement.
Dear Editor:
The writer of the column.
"Echoes from Duluth'' in your
paper on March 18 and 25 by one
James L. Moore, a self-appointed
"Wise man' from no-where, who
has come to Duluth to pull the
heads of the so-called complacent
self-righteous, Negroes out of the
sack, should, in the first place,
show some credential to show
from whence he came and to
whither he is traveling. Can he
show anybody where he has been
a leader or even a member of any
organization that has been on the
firing line fighting discrimina
tion ?
This gives me a laugh: "I be
lieve we have soft-pedaled condi
tions in Duluth long enough as far
as the Negroes are concerned."
Does Mr. So and So include him
self as we? If so. where has he
been hibernating? All good citi
zens have been asking, who is this
Mr. Moore that knows all the an
swers? Come out in the light. Pal.
and those of us who have our
head In the sack will bust out and
follow you to the place where
there is no Negro problem. May
be Heaven. What say you?
George H. Adams
115 E. sth St. Duluth
Librarian
Minn. Historical Soc.
Zona l
ST.
Mrs. Amy Mallard, widow of
the Georgia lynch victim. Robert
Mallard, is to appear at a mass
meeting sponsored by the Minne
apolis NAACP branch at Phyllis
Wheatley House at 3:30 p. m.
Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Mallard is scheduled to
tell the tragic story of her hus
band's murder and of the trial la-
ter which set the slayers free
She is on an extended tour
through the country under the
auspices of the national office of
the NAACP and in cooperation
with local branches.
Robert Mallard was slain on
a Georgia highway, when the
auto In which he and his family
were returning from a school
party was stopped by a mob of
hooded men. The men shot Mal
lard to death.
When Georgia papers broadcast
the story, county authorities ar
rested Mrs. Mallard on suspicion
of murder. Aroused public opinion
in the state and nationwide forced
her release and halted an attempt
ed frame-up.
Later Governor Eugene Tal
mage, spurred on by editorial at
tacks by Ralph McGill of the At
lanta CONSTITUTION, daily pa
per, caused the indictment of two
of the men Mrs. Mallard recog
nized as the killer.
In a farce trial on January 11,
one man was acquitted in 20 min
utes after two jurors were allowed
to step from the jury box to tes
tify as “character” witnesses for
the defendants. The charges
against the second defendant were
dismissed. The case has attracted
nationwide attention.
In her visits to the various
cities In her nation-wide tour
Mrs. Mallard hopes to create
sentiment for a federal anti
lynehing statute.
Other speakers on the program
will be Rev. Kyle Haselden, pas
tor Calvary Baptist church and
Leroy Carter, national field sec
retary NAACP.
Special platform guests an
nounced will be Mayor Enc Hoy
er. John G. Simmons, Judge E. F
Waite, Rev. Louis Johnson, Clif
ford Rucker. Mrs. Lawrence Stee-
fel, the Rev. Daisuke Kitagawa.
Hubert Sehon, George Phillips,
Cecil Newman and a representa
tive from the CIO.
Modern Dance Group
To Apear on Salon
The Sunday Evening Salon will
feature a modern dance group
Sunday evening at 8:15 p. m. at
Hallie Q. Brown community house.
The group will be under the di
rection of Audrey Hauser, direc
tor of modem dancing at Mac&l
ester college.
Nancy Robb, Jane Wilson, Win
dy Neuberger and others will ap
pear on this dance recital.
FAY HARRISON
GRANTED DIVORCE
Fay W. Harrison w as granted a
divorce from William Harrison
Tuesday. March 29. Mrs. Harrison
is employed at the present time
by the Minneapolis Urban League
as office secretary.
The couple were married during
the war. He was at one time a
member of the Buddy Johnson
orchestra. They have one child.
Technical Sergeant Walter
Branson, son of >lr. and Mrs.
Frank Branson, recently com
pleted a course in air intelli
gence in the 307th Bombard-
ment group.
Branson is scheduled to leave
for England soon with this
group.
LONELY MARRIED PEOPLE SHOULD
BEWARE OF ADVERTISING PLIGHT
IX)S ANGELES (ANP) —A lo
cal businessman who says he
wants to start a lonely hearts
club inserted a “lonely” ail in a
local daily paper last week and
received 80 answers. One of the
telephone calls was from his wife.
The ad was written by "Armond
St. Just.” was inserted two days
in the personal want ad columns
of the Los Angeles Daily Mirror.
March 15 and 16. It read:
"Gentleman, colored, property
owner, has busineas and new Cad
illac car, but lonely. Would like
to meet refined, educated colored
girl that likes fun. Call Armond."
which added his telephone num
ber.
When a local colored paper an
swered the ad "Armond” revealed
that he. himself, was not lonely
After all. he said, he had a wife
(even though ahe did call). The
newspaper did not reveal his real
ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA,
JAY CHAVIS.
ELK LEADER,
BURIED IN WASH.
SEATTLE, WASH. (ANP)
Jay Chavis, 56, grand esquire of
the Improved Benevolent Protec
tive Order of Elks of the World,
was buried here last week. He died
Sunday, March 13 at the Tacoma
General Hospital In Tacoma.
Funeral services were held at
the E. R. Butter-worth funeral
home and burial ceremonies at
Lake View cemetery.
Among the Elk leaders attend
ing the funeral were Dr. J. Finley
Wilson, grand exalted ruler, of
Washington, D. C.; Judge William
C. Houston, grand commissioner
of education. Gary, Ind., and
James E. Kelley, grand lodge sec
retary, Birmingham, Ala.
Chavis was the only grand lodge
officer from west of the Mississip
pi river. He had been a member
of the Elks since 1915, and had
organized several lodges in the
Pacific northwest.
Tho Elk leader was born Dec.
22. 1892 in Quincy, 111. He grew
up in Chicago where he was grad
uated from Wendell Phillips high.
He moved west to Tacoma 36
year ago.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Anna Chavis; a sister, Mrs. Susie
Martin of Seattle; a brother, Hor
atio Chavis of San Francisco, and
relatives throughout the country.
Chavis was a close personal
friend of Reuben Warren, treas
urer of Ames Lodge No. 106 of
Minneapolis.
FUNERAL RITES HELD
FOR FOSTER PHILLIPS,
OAS FUMES VICTIM
Funeral services were conducted
Tuesday, March 29, for Foster
Phillips, 52. of 422 Bryant Ave.
No. Mr. Phillips was found dead
in his home from illuminating gas
Thursday. March 24.
He is survived by two sisters,
Nona Phillips and Ethel Dean of
Ixis Angeles and two brothers,
Floyd of Kansas City. Kans. and
John of Los Angeles.
-The services were held at I*ll
grim Baptist Church in St. Paul.
Rev. Floyd Massey officiated. The
Ames Lodge No. 106 also held
The interment was at
Crystal Lake Cemetery.
Woodard Funeral Home had
charge of the arrangements.
SALESMAN
De Boze, 815 Humboldt
Ave. No.. Minneapolis, is an au-
thorized sales representative for
the Jornlin-Russell Co., structural
LEON DE BOZE
engineers, 2714 Lyndale Ave. So.
Mr. De Boze is a member of the
Elks and the NAACP. He is mar
ried and the father of one child.
He is among the first of his group
to serve as a salesman for an en
gineering concern.
Jornlin-Russell Co. also handles
alumatic combination doors and
windows and storms and screens.
bu.sims.sman on Central avenue.
Ho revealed that he got calls
from "all kinds of women, from
19 on, whit*- and colored, and even
men." Most of the men however,
had an angle, he said. They want
ed to know if he would like to
meet ‘‘some nice white girls.”
Armond said his answer to them
was, *‘Naw, they come a dime a
dozen.*'
HLs ad was prompted because
business was slumping, Armond
said. He noted that he once ran
"the biggest lonely hearts club in
town," and he is thinking about
setting It up again.
These 80 calls, he said, gave him
a list of 80 telephone numbers to
start a new file for his lonely
hearts group.
“With me it's strictly business,"
he concluded.
FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 1949
FIRE DAMAGES ST. PAUL ELKS
BEAMING DULUTH. MINNESOTA YOUNGSTER
Ten month old Carrie Mauplns, 714 East Fourth Street, Duluth.
Minnesota Is shown beaming her personality at the lens. She la the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Mauplns.— Buzz Brown photo.
| ROBINSON PRAISES TEAMMATES I
PREDICT WAY OF THE DIAMONDS: What will noon be happening
on the major league diamonds was discussed by baseball's best Uked
second baseman, Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers, and CBS
Sports director, Red Barber, on "Ik'd Barber’s Club House” program
before Jackie left for the Dodgers training camp at Vero Beach, Fla.
Jackie pmllcted big diamond doings—naturally for the Dodgers. ANP
SAMUEL MILLER NOT WTCN to Broadcast Job
SENTENCED YET Discrimination Script Apr. 2
Ah late as Wednesday at 4 p.m. In observance of the Vocational
sentence had not been passed on
Samuel Miller, 3644 Fourth Ave.
So., Minneapolis, by tho district
court. Miller plead guilty March
16 to a charge of incest.
The county probation office is
making the routine pre-sentence
investigation. Miller may be
brought into court for sentence
before the week-end adjournment.
AVIS CARTER GETS
FINAL DIVORCE DECREE
Avia Ware Carter, 1413 4th
Ave. So., was awarded a divorce
from Harold W. Carter and tho
custody of their fivo-month-old
son. Bruce Leo, on Friday, March
The divorce was granted on
grounds of cruel and inhuman
treatment. Avis and Harold Car
ter were married September 19,
1943.
Young Talent
Parade Winner
The winner of last Sunday
night s Cedric Adams Phillips 66
talent parade over station WCCO
PLOUIS MOORE
a-as ton-year-old Plouia Moore
uvho is shown above. Plouia sang
Danny Boy” to win the r&ldo
Audience approval. He is the son
r>f Mr. and Mrs. Plouis Moor, Sr.
1717 Fifth Ave. So., Minneapolis.
Don’t miss Attucks - Brooks
Easter Dance, Saturday, April
16th—ad vt.
Opportunity campaign wook, a
radio program will bo broadcast
from 4:15 to 4:30 Saturday. April
2, over radio station WTCN.
The program is sponsored by
the St. Paul Urban League and is
being directed and played by the
Macalester college players. The
script concerns discrimination in
employment.
Mrs. Dollie Peery to Play
Violin in Orchestra
Mrs. Dollie Peery, 1527 Cumber
land Ave., will appear in the vio
lin section of the St. Paul civic
orchestra at 4 o’clock Sunday,
April 3. Members of the orchestra
ar*’ rehearsing each night for this ;
program.
Mrs. Peery will appear in selec
tions by the director, Walter Vag
ner. Hauerrmann and in other
classical numbers W. C. Marlow
is manager of the civic orchestra.
Mr. R. C. Minor, professor of
Sociology at Lincoln University
attended a thr«*e day conference
on general education at the Uni
versity of Minnesota last week.
He and three other teachers stop
ped at the Leamington hotel.
BILL HARDY, VET. OPENS
CAR WASHING RACK
William < Bill > Hardy. 989 Hon
do Ave.. recently opened a car j
cashing rack at De Loop garage,
located at 6th and Jackson St. in
St Paul.
Hardy, who is a veteran of three I
and fine-half years in the army as
a first sergeant, offers a complete
ear clean-up to all customers and j
insists they must be satisfied be- ,
fore the ear is turned over to
them.
Hardy welcomes all his friends
and the public to come and view
his establishment. He promises
faithful and courteous service to
all.
ARRANGES FUNERAL
FOR MARY MICHEAL
Funeral arrangements are being
made at Neal Funeral home for
Mrs. Mary Mlcheal, 920 Jackson
St., who dropped dead on her
doorsteps on Monday, March 28.
Religion Is Powerful
’ We have found in this terrible}
! age that if the concept of God ia }
• removed from men’s lives a vacuum J
•is created, and that vacuum is!
• promptly filled by a Hitler or a {
'Stalin. The instinct to worship is}
} hardly less strong than the instinct}
{ to eat —Dorothy Thompson.
HISTORICAL
Two St Paul Cafes
Suffer Fire Losses
In Early Morn Blazes
Fire Seems to Have Set a Schedule
In St. Paul; He's an Early Bird
Old man fire seems to have a set time for punching the
clock, and an early one too, just as the factory worker or the
business man. At least it seemed so this week.
Monday morning, at 7:05, fire wagons were racing to 588
Rondo Ave., St. Paul, where a special alarm fire was licking its
way through the back part of the two story brick building of
ARCHIE GIVENS .
TO OPEN ICE
CREAM "BAR"
The newest Minneapolis busi
ness venture Is (livens Ice Kream
Bar, 701 Olson Highway, comer
Lyndale. The venture by Archie
(livens shown above la expected
to HU a need for a nice soft drink
ARCHIE GIVENS
and Ice cream confection place.
Mr. Givens has Invested a con
siderable amount of money In re
modeling and redecorating the
store which formerly housed the
Roseler Drug.
All new modem fixtures, coun
ter stools and fluroescent lighting
are found throughout the store.
Givens, a native of Minneapolis,
is married and has one child. He
told this newspaper that he will
specialize in furnishing ice creams
and ices for parties of all kinds in
half gallon and gallon lots.
On the grand opening day set
for Saturday, April 9 free cheerios
will be distributed to all children
accompanied by aduts.
Prayer Service* Held
For Paul Brown
Prayer services were held at
Brooks Funeral home Thursday,
March 24, for six-months old Paul
Brown, Jr., Infant son of Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Brown of 31 Tilton St.
Little Paul was buried at Oakland
cemetery, with the Rev. D. C.
White officiating.
LENTEN TEA
GIVEN BY
KEEYS CLUB
The Key* Club of Border
Methodist Church will give a Len
ten Tea Sunday April 3 at the
home of Mrs. Hardy White, 3615
Fourth Ave. So. Everyone is in-
vited to attend from 4 to 7 p. m.
A program will be presented from
5 to 6:30. (adv’t.)
MINNESOTA SENATORS VOTE
ON FEPC
No record vote was taken March 25, when the Minnesota
Senate voted to kill the FEPC Bill but aiz competent observers
cheeked the vote as the Senators stood for and against Senator
Gerald Mullin’s motion to pass the FEPC bill.
The following State Senators stood FOR Senator Mullin’s motion:
(District and Counties Represented follow each name)
A I. Almrn (13), I.yon. Yellow Medicine; Elmer Andersen (41), Rem
edy; Marvin II Anderson <32). Hennepin; H A Krldgeman (42), Beltrami,
Koochiching II M. Carr St Louis; Emmet Duemke <2f), Hennepin;
I inn It* I Fruit <34> Hennepin B. K Urottum (10). Jackson, Cottonwood;
Edward flatten (24i. Chippewa. Lac <jul I‘arle; C. Elmer Johnson <••>,
(’hixago. Haymond Julkowskl (2*), Hennepin, Norman Larson (14), Nor
man, Mahnomen. Clifford lx»fvegren (47). Douglas, Pope. Joseph Masek
' '♦>. Itamaey. Ralph Mavhood (31). Hennepin; Herald Mullln (38), Hsn
nepin; Archer Nelsen (.’2). McLeod: 14. O. Novak (38), Ramsey: George
O Hrl. n < 52), liaaca. Cass. Elmer Peterson (CO. St. la>uls; Herbert Rop
ers (58>. st. !x»uls; (Jord .n Rosenmeier (13). Morrison, Crow Wing; tleo.
Siegel ' 41». Ramsey. .) A Simonson « 26>. Meeker; Thomas Vukellcn (ft),
St Louis. Harry Wahlstrand (25). Kandiyohi, Swift; Magnus Wefald (ft),
( lay. Wilkin. Thomas Welch (27), Wright. Donald Wright (It), Hen a.
THOSE OPPOSED
The following State Senators stood AGAINST tbs FEPC bill:
Ernest Anderson (51), Wadena, Todd; Clauds Baughmaa (It), Steels,
Was. ea Walter Burdick (4>. Olmsted; Gordon Bushnsll (14). Carlton,
Aitkin; Colvin Butler <SO). Otter Tall; David Carey (T). Faribault: James
( alley (3), Wabasha; C. A Dahle (87). Bt. Louis, Cook; Milford Davta
(ID, Nobles, Rock Sam Dennison (10), Dakota; Leonard Dernek (I),
Winona. Wm L. Diet* (17), Sueur; Frank I>ougherty (t). Martin. Wa
tonwan K 14. Hood hue (18), Rice. Harold Harrison (II). Hennepin; Val
lmm no. Blue Earth A. R. Johanson (41), Big Stone: John Johnson (1),
Fillmore, Houston Leo Lauerman (II). Renville; Wsndsl Led in (44).
Anoka, Isanti. Milton Llghtner (40), Ramsey (Bt. Pau); Archie Miller
(36) Hennepin; C. C. Mitchel (81), Kanabec, Mill# Lacs; Helmer Myre (4),
Freeborn, Karl Neumeler (43), Washington; Hans Pedersen (II), Pipe
stone. Lincoln: Donald Sinclair (47), Roseau, Kittson. Marshall: ▲. O.
Set void (83), Becker. Hubbard; Julius Spokely (48). Polk; Henry Sulli
van (46), Benton. Stearns, Bherburne; Oscar Bwenson (II). Nicollet, ttk
ley; Henry Wagener (11), Carver, Scott; Leo Welle (41), Stearns. Werner
Wuerts (6), Dodge; John M. Zwach (14), Brown. Redwood.
The following State Senators did not stand for or against tbs
measure:
Wm. Dahlqulst (46). Pennington. Clearwater; Grover George (It),
Hood hue. Everett Peterson (IT). Rameey.
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uw turns uupner uuuge iw, wiuie
the owners were aw ay.
At 7:05 Tuesday morning, the
fire wagons were again racing
down the street, but this time to
the Three Pals tavern, located at
the corner of Western and Car
roll. Fire was making Its way
through the kitchen of this three
story combination tavern and ho
tel, this Ume with the occupant!
present
'The Elks Gopher Lodge 100
will be ready for business again
within the next few weeks," Har
rison Davis, 441 St Anthony
Ave., one of the lodge members,
stated Monday as he viewed the
ruins the fire had made there ear
lier in the day.
The fire at the Elks caused an
estimated 46,000 damage as it
slowly ate away at the back part
of the two-story brick building.
According to William Schader,
fire inspector at the fire depart
ment, the fire was started by a
short in the refrigerator wire.
Starting in the kitchen, the fire
progressed through the celling di
rectly above to the second floor,
and seriously damaged the back
part of both floors.
The complete building was bad
ly smoked. All of the kitchen
utilities will have to be replaced,
and the walls and ceilings will
have to be mended or replaced.
The front part of the building
was not damaged seriously by the
fire.
The refrigerator wire, Schader
said, probably had been burning
for some time without anyone no
ticing It. Davis said he left the
building at 1 a. m., and nothing
seemed to be wrong at the time.
The fire engines arrived at 7 a. m.
According to a report by Dis
trict chief Emmet Mulchrone, the
fire at the Three Pals tavern was
started at the comer of the back
bar, from a hot dog machine. He
estimated the damage at |2,500.
Hufcrting as it did in the kitchen,
it rapidly ate Its way through the
building, badly damaging it. Fire
men worked for two hours to stop
it.
Hearing Set For
Oacar Davis Estate
Hearings on the Oscar Giles
Davis estate will be continued at
2 o’clock Tuesday, April 19, ac
cording to the clerk of the Probate
court. Hearings were begun Tues
day, March 29, but were post
poned until notice could be issued
to the heirs.
The hearing Is set for the ap
pointment of an administrator of
the estate. Davis died March 1,
1949.
Don’t miss Attucks - Brooks
Easter Dance, Saturday, April
16th.—ad vt.

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