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Ura. Richie left the e MeQuerry, 4048 ast to a birthday ears Day at her the friends who ■brate and attended vere Messrs, and Martin, Scott Fai :n Delores and Wil udy and son Rich ose Faison, Silene St. Paul and Mrs. md children, Arma lylvia and son Don- Neb., Messrs. Cecil ago, Ill.; N. N. 1, Minn., Mrs. Me ed many lovely oyd is steadily im -1 Lake. Mrs. Boyd he Christmas holi le, 723 Olson High- ■ and his group of at the Congrega- God in Christ, 341 ursday, Jan. 11. MeQuerry left the an. 1 for Chicago, resume her teach- Park. Miss Me ughter of Mr. and MeQuerry. 4048 . She had been in holidays. leman returned to Jan. 2 from Min- ,’isiting her sister he funeral of her i'oung, son of Mr. Young, 607 Olson ed in the city 5, from Portland, his parents and Young, 314 Lyn- Ir. Young will be ek before return- in Oregon f<■ CATARRH I ■> SUFFERERS ttV DUS TO NASAL ’Str lUSHID Httti «n torture of g j nu . r due to naaal conrea eporta of aucceoa with the power to reduce sn and women with -hee, doored noatrila, anaetlng misery tell •«>n*it. KLORONOL lerin< results, thia ia • to only pennlea per mution, uae only m •X-back yuarantae by LUG STORE re. Mall Orders •••••• IO H • irtiMd (rand* ® •relate ® ’—Gin G (lE'S • STORE • Cl. Illi • Th 10 P M £ »••••• 'E Deliver DAle 2130 'e Deliver ►ER > Anthony CE. 9669 DA. 9890 nd Rondo d Control Louis St. Anthony ndo Ave. Western >6 Rondo Anthony IL 8936 AL 9853 DISCOVfIUD BY EXPERIENCE Some of this community's top firms have discovered by experience that this paper is a good advertising medium. Many of them use it reg ularly to remind the Negro com munity and its friends that their patronage is solicited, welcomed and appreciated. In 1951 the smart firms are planning to use a part of their ad budget herein. IVENTEENTH YEAR, NO. 23 THEY ASKED GOVERNOR TO WRITE PRESIDENT TRUMAN Shown above is a delegation of NAACP officials and others who conferred with Governor Luther Youngdahl Wednesday and ask ed him to wire President Truman requesting that Minnesota Negro youth who are in the National Guard should be left with the groups and not shifted to segre gated outfits. The group also asked the governor to appeal to SAINTLY CITY SOLDIER, PRIVATE GREEN WATSON, WRITES FROM KOREA OF COUNTRY AND WAR A St. Paul soldier writing from Kumchon, Korea to this paper gives a word picture of how things have been going over there. The Soldier is Pvt. Green Wat son, of a headquarters battery. He formerly lived at 598 St. An thony Ave., St. Paul. Pvt. Watson wrote: Dear Editor: I know you don’t know me but I feel that you would not mind if I wrote to you since I do not think that there are many boys from St. Paul over here —Negro boys, that is. I would like to try to give the people a general idea of what it's like over here with us. It is every bit as rough and then some as it has been reported in the papers. Our worse enemy is the weather. It is extremely cold in North Korea, whose winters are very similar to those of northern Min nesota but somewhat warmer in the south. Every inch of arable land is used for rice paddies and the roads are the worst in the world because they really do not need any better since walking is the predominant mode of transporta tion and the people can carry huge amounts of merchandise, etc. on their backs. I joined the 503rd Field Artil lery Battalion on Dec. 20. the same day I w landed on Inchon. This battalion had just fought out of a roadblock ambush in a • mountain pass in the November Chinese break through. Over half the battalion was lost in a mat ter of minutes. The rest were very lucky to survive what certainly looked like complete destruction. We are members of the famous Second Infantry Division which stayed on the line 100 days straight. We are not on the line as I Passes State Bar Examination i JAMES N. BRADFORD Among the lawyers who were sworn in office Friday. Jan. 5 in the chambers of the State Supreme Court was James Brad ford. 33. 1008 Carroll Ave. Bradford is believed to be the fourth native Minnesotan of Ne gro ancestry to pass the State Bar examination. His prelaw education (two years i was obtained at the Uni versity of Minnesota after which Bradford entered the St Paul College of Law, graduating from this institution in June 1950 Married to the former Venora Mae Bunam of Berkley, Calif., and the father of two children. CEdar 0922 the President to end segregation in the Army as It is being ended in he Air Forces and the Navy in the Air Forces and the Navy, standing behind the governor, who is seated, is Milton Williams, newspaper publisher; Louis Er vin, president of the St. Paul branch of the NAACP; Ashby Gaskins, president of the Minne sota State Conference of the write this but probably wrill be by the time you get this letter. There are no holidays here for us, but we did have turkey after Christ mas. Other luxuries are rare but our mall and cigarettes are free. Mail from the states is our most cherished luxury, but it is very uncertain though every effort is exerted to try to get it to us. We ask that the home folks write as often as possible and hope that some of their letters and gifts will get through. The boys get a real kick out of feeling that they are not for gotten and we're all hoping that we will be the lucky one that wall be able to return to the states in one piece to pick up the broken pieces and try to build our futures again in a peaceful world. I was in the Army for almost five years in World War II with campaigns in Guadacanal and Iwo Jima plus 44 months over seas service. This was the third time I've crossed the Pacific for the same purpose and I've been extremely lucky so far. However we can't keep up the pace in definitely and I'm hoping with all my heart that this world crisis can be settled peacefully, so these boys can become useful citizens instead of professional killers for reasons we do not even clearly understand ourselves. Writing paper is a scarce item up here so please excuse my writing on both sides of the paper. If I can be of further service by giving unrestricted information I will gladly do so and answer any questions that anyone might have. Just write: Pvt. Green Watson Jr. ER-38031963 HQ. Battery 503rd F. A APO 248 % Postmaster San Francisco, Calif. * James Jr. 4'j and Althea, 11 month, Bradford is a World War II veteran of five years, five months service. He was discharg- ed as a first lieutenant. He spent 35 months in the Southwest Paci fic Theatre, part of which was as a member of Counter Intelli gence. Bradford received his Army commission from the Offi- cers Candidate school in Brisbane Australia. Presently employed with the Minnesota Division of Employ ment and Security in St. Paul. Bradford hopes to practice law here in the Twin Cities Dr. Charles J. Turck Principal Speaker At Hallie Annual Meet Dr. Charles Turck. president of Macalester College will be the principal speaker at the 22nd an nual dinner of the Hallie Q Brown Community House on Thursday night, Jan. 25. at 6:30 p. m. Dr. Turck will talk on "Safe guarding Our Heritage.” In addition to the annual re ports of the board and the direc tor of the community agency.en tertainment will be provided by the Modem Dance group, a house unit; Mrs. Harold Howland, pianist and the Glee Club under the direction of Zachary Monson. As in the past. Dining Car Employees Union No. 516. will donate the service of waiters for the dinner. Llbrari* So( . A Sr. PfflO NAACP; William Cratic, presi dent, Minneapolis branch of the NAACP; Cedi E. Newman, Sid ney Ixirber, attorney and member of the NAACP board; Jonas G. Schwartz, attorney and human rights figure, and Henry Thomas, head resident of Phyllis Wheatley House and member of the NAA CP Board—Buzz Brown Photo. Visits Parents During Holidays Sa PFC. JEFFERSON DAVIS The smiling young man in the Air Force Uniform is Pfc. Jeffer son Davis son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Nash, 725 Kingston who visit ed St. Paul during the holidays. Nash, a supply technician is sta tioned in Portland. Oregon. He received his previous basic and advance training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Tex as and Lowery Field in Denver, Colo. Nash left New Years day for Portland, Ohio. Credit Union Annual Meeting Held Monday The Associated Negro Credit Union held its 14th annual meet ing Monday night at Zion Bap tist church, Minneapolis. Associated Credit union mem bers reelected Cecil Newman to the board for a three year term and elected two new board mem bers. John R. Hucherson and Mrs. Rosamond Johnson for three year terms. Theodore Woodard, president of the union made his annual report and pledged that 1951 would be a banner year for the credit union which has 428 shareholders. Talmadge B. Carey, secretary treasurer reported on the finan cial condition of the union and anuonced a 2% dividend had been voted by the board. All three members of the super visory committee were reelected for one year terms. They are James Crowder, chairman: Eli Martin and Travis Bailey Clifford Smith and A. B Cas sius were reelected to the credit committee and B. F Taylor is the new member of that committee. Walter Hoffman of Co-op Ser vices made an inspiring talk on the credit union movement St. Paul NAACP Installs New Officers January 16 The St. Paul branch of the NAACP will meet Tuesday, Jan. 16 at the Halhe Q Brown Settle ment house at eight p. m. Feature of the meeting will be the in stallation of officers and the ex ecutive board members for the ensuing year by Ashby V. Gas kins. president of the NAACP state organization. The Naomi Club met at the home of Mrs Celeste Fraction. 3841 Clinton Ave. So., Wednes day. Jan. 10. at 1:30 p. m. A surprise birthday party was held Wednesday. Jan 3 in honor of Mrs. W. H. Richardson, 3319 Chicago Ave. So. The party was given by the St. Thomas Auxili ary Guild. Mrs Richardson re ceived many lovely gifts and cards. ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 1951 Babies Help Usher Out and In Old And New Years Dr. W. D. Brown had a regular run on the baby market during the last days of 1960 and the early part of 1951. On Dec. 31 a new baby girl was delivered to Mr. and Mrs. James Miller at 420 Dupont Ave. No., at Fairview Hospital. Both mother and newcomer are reported doing fine. On January 2 at the same hos pital, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bowles 1224 12th Ave. No., were present ed a baby boy. with Dr. Brown "officiating.” On January 2, also, Rev. and Mrs. E. Z. Byrd, 3741 Fourth Ave. So., became parents of a a baby boy. Humphrey Urged Federal Personnel To Practice FEPC It was revealed this week that Senator Hubert H. Humphrey on Nov. 21, urged the Federal Per sonnel Council of the Twin Cities to take cognizance of Executive Order No. 9980 which has to de with regulations governing fair employment within the Federal government. The organization to which he spoke is composed of key Feder al government employment per sonnel who have much to do with selection for Federal jobs in this area. Humphrey said his talk's topic was "Human Rights." Said he. "Call it what you like civil rights, equal rights, human rights. It all boils down to on< thing: Are you fairminded?" The Senator said it was per 'ectly natural for people to want friends we know, "our own kind” working with us. However, he said, that to obtain a definition of "our own kind" was difficult because it meant something dif ferent to practically every indi vidual. Humphrey said that regardless f race or religion, if a person la npable of passing a U. S. Ctvi) ervice examination under th stablished standards, he shook' ave an opportunity of obtaining job and getting a fair trial on hat job. He said that federal govern lent employees of the early 30’r nd 40's had more enthusiasm for heir jobs and that they wen >roud to be working for the IT '. He said there was no greater b in the world than working for •he U. S. ion Air Force Enlistee; Daughter Business School Graduate The A. R. Banham household at 11 Carroll Ave., apparently was :ept quite busy during the past veek what with the enlistment ind departure of a son to the Air force and the graduation of a laughter from Business School. The new Air Force recruit is J Ilaild and Harriet Banham David Banham who left for his basic training period at Lack land Air Force Base Thursday, Jan. 4 in San Antonio. Texas. His sister. Miss Harriet E. Banham graduated from the Min nesota school of business Wed nesday Jan. 10. BORDER LOCAL BOY MISSING IN ACTION Mpls. Soldier First jg I 4 < JKmVL Nat Cole reminds you to join the Mach of Dimes, January 16-31. Give to the fund which supports the National Foundation for Infan tile Paralysis. Contributions are greatly needl'd. Cab Calloway Warns Musicians Against Narcotics Chicago, Ill.—lf all of the moat gifted musicians who have been arrested, convicted and imprison ed for being found with dope were assembled in one place, one of the greatest all-star orchestras In the history of the band business could be organized. So says the famous band leader. Cab Calloway, in a signed article In the current issue of EBONY, Sr - CAB CALLOWAY Negro picture magazine, in which he blasts the use of dope among musicians being the most serious menace to the band business to day, Calloway says the number of performers who have turned to dope of one kind or another is "in- creasing at an alarming rate and now constitutes a very sizeable minority. Many of these musicians are hopelessly enslaved to the heavy drugs morphine, heroin and opium.” As for marijuana, while per haps not as serious as the other drugs, Calloway scotches the popular belief that this drug, known as the "reefer”, improves music ability. "I have long known that marijauana injures rather than aids musicianship,” says the Hi-De-Ho maestro. "My observa tions proved to me that mari juana. or any other drug, weakens a player's performance because it slows down his reactions, muddles his thinking and distorts his tone.” Many young musicians are re jecting the “reefers” as not of sufficient stimulant and taking on the far more dangerous drug of “heroin,” says Calloway. “Thia Is not only damaging the reputation of the musician, but Is hampering him from getting a job”, he adds. Calloway pleads for an immed iate check of the spread of the use of dope among musicians or face the possibility of "the jazz business destroying itself in a poisonous cloud of marijuana smoke to the sinister accompani ment of heroin hypodermic needle •pops'he urges musicians on the dope habit to take advantage of the modern medical cures for swift rehabilitation, and appeals to the press to help in stripping the drug habit of its false glamour. Phone your exlMl and personal news items In St. Paul to Myrrhene Allen at CEdar 0922 or to Gloria Brown at Midway MM. baby boy. Ransom Goins Hits Sokolsky, Dispatch Columnist's Views H. Ransom Goins, 925 Magnolia St., St. Paul, struck a stiff blow -it Sidney Sokolsky, St. Paul DISPATCH columnist in a letter to that paper Jan. 9. Negro readers of the St. Paul daily press generally regard Bo colaky as antl-Negro, second to Pegler. In his Dec. 29, syndicated olumn, Sokolsky advised a Ne rro correspondent who had com tlained about America's treat lent of Its colored citizens to go to France to live if he didn’t like It here. Goins attacked Sokolsky In a letter which said: “It seems to me that columnist George Sokolsky twisted the is sue. and missed the point even more than he claims his Negro critic did (Pioneer Press, Dec. 291 In the first place, no reasonably intelligent person would claim racial inequality to be the sole cause for the origin of commu nism. I believe Mr. Sokolsky will agree, however, that some men do turn to communism, seeking an ■scape from unfair treatment hey receive as members of a nlnority group, and the Jim Crow onditions existing in this coun ry make excellent propaganda or the Soviet. Secondly, it is agreed that there s a psychological explanation ’or prejudice which has existed ven in ancient biblical times, but such feelings certainly cannot be '■ondoned. We are given an ethi cal code in the Christian and He brew religions which clearly stresses love of our fellow men. This we must strive to do at every opportunity regardless of what Mr. Sokolsky thinks of "targets or hate” and "stimulate a response." The man who called Mr. Sokol sky Is perfectly aware of the fact that he can flee to France to es cape Jim Crow, but he and the great majority of Americans of African ancestry love their coun try and choose to stay here and attempt to correct this situation, just as Mr. Sokolsky himself chooses to remain and criticize rather than seek some other spot on the globe which closer ap proaches his ideal. —H. Ransom Goins. Mary Lea Strong Weds Harry Morris Miss Mary Lee Strong and Mr. Harry Morris were united in marriage Saturday, Jan. 6 Mrs. Louis Keith was matron of honor and Mr. William Hamilton wax best man. A reception followed the wedding at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Keith of 572 W. Central. Guests included Messrs, and Mmes. Lester Bailey Jr„ Charles Curry, Mac Thomas. Al bert Cooper. Henry Louis. Mmes. Luana Hughes. Fannie Mae Bai- ley. 8. Owen, Alice Brown; Misses Nellie Robinson; Messrs. William Hamilton, Elmer Graham and Otis Smith. Mr and Mrs. Morris received many lovely gifts Those who sent gifts but were unable to at tend were Messrs, and Mmes. Steve Cannon, Homer Speese and Mr. Gunner Morris. The couple are residing at 408 Carroll Ave. Mrs- R. H. Mayes, 670 W. Cen tral, has been 111 at her home since Christmas WWW* WirmiUAL MCI UY Midway 8340 $4.00 Per Year; 10 Cents Per Minn. Negro Reported Missing In Action A Minneapolis youth who , has served in the U. S. Army for three years is the first Minnesota Negro reported a casualty in the Korean war fare. lie is Gerald John Mc- Querry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Morton McQuerry, 4048 Clin ton Ave., Minneapolis. The MeQuerry’a received a telegram from the War De partment Sunday morning. Governor Asked To Seek Protection For Men Called By Army Minnesota officials of the NAACP and other leaders Wednesday conferred with Governor Luther Youngdahl at the state capitoi in behalf of Minnesota Negroes called for Army duty. The delegation in a memorandum signed by Ashby Gas kins, president of the Minnesota State Conference of NAACP asked the Minnesota governor to take steps to prevent the segre gation of Negro members of the Minnesota National Guard when its units are sent to southern Army camps. The memorandum specifically mentioned the 47th Infantry Div ision which has several Negro members serving on a non-segre gated basis. Governor Youngdahl was asked to request President Truman to take steps to see that Minnesota Negroes were protec ted from segregation and discrim ination in the army. The delegation asked Young dahl to ask President Truman to issue orders as Commander in Chief to effect the following: 1. That Negroes who are now members of the Minnesota Na tional Guard will not be removed from their units following feder alization on account of their race or color; and that the Negroes be permitted the same rights and opportunities as they previously enjoyed In the National Guard under State Control. John Simmons To Broadcast On Fridays At 9 p. m. John G. Simmons, widely known leader in cooperative and civic circles, will go on the radio January 12 In a new information program, "The Inside of the News.” He will be heard from 9:45 to 10 p. m. every Friday over WD GY, which broadcasts at a fre quency of 1130 kilocycles. Spon sor of the series will be Group Health Mutual, Inc., largest con sumer-owned and controlled health benefit organization in the United States. Working with Mr. Simmons in the production of the program will be a panel of advisers inti mately connected with all the fields of information which he hopes to cover. “It is my hope,” explained, "to open up and re port on many areas of informa tion which have been neglected or ignored by other news-gathering agencies serving the general pub 11s. "In this way I shall try to per form a service for all those who believe that our institutions should be used for the welfare of all people.” Lack of information, he commented, la the greatest handicap in the connection. Radio station WDGY was selec ted. according to Geo. W. Jacob son. Group Health secretary treasurer and general manager, "UNCLE SAM BECKONING" The stepped up draft program is making a lot of our young men a little unhappy and very nervous. After months of throw ing suspicious looks at every piece of mail the postman delivers, the guy stabs them in the back with either “New Tears” letters to report for examination or orders for induction. The "New Years Greetings” delivered recently, found quite a few popular young Twin City gents at homo but for how long only "Uncle Sammy" knows! Among them are Ollie Ray. Ossie "Sonny" Martin, Law rence Shannon. Homer Russell, Gene Robinson and Earl Smith, all of Minneapolis. In Bt. Paul the situation is slightly advanced. The following men have already received their pre-inductlon esamtnaticns and are now waiting for their “grade" cards. Raymond Pressley, Isaiah Brown. Kermit Wheeler. Mel Goes and Billy Goins. Paul Ray and Ronald Bradshaw are scheduled to leave Jan. 22 for camp. Back in Minneapolis, Anthony Phifer, UM B. 38th St left for service Thursday, Jan. 10. SOVItr HOMJ WANT Fundamentally, the Soviet people want peace and prosperity —we know that because those are the wishes of all humanity. The Russians can be come our greatest allies against to talitarian Imperialism if we realise the importance of, and are willing to devote the necessary resources tot tween them and the free world. — H. Schwarts in N. Y. Times. Jan. 7 with the fateful words, "missing in action.” Mrs. McQuerry, though shocked and filled with grief was consoled by the hope that her son may bo a prisoner of war. The young Minnesota sol dier suffered burns in Septem ber while at the front lines. He recovered and went back to the front in October. 2. That new men being added to the 47th Infantry Division and to other Minnesota National Guard units following federaliaa tion, shall Include members of all races and colors without dis crimination, their selection being based only upon their individual abilities and specialisations. Governor Youngdahl told the delegation he approved of its re quest and promised that he would prepare a telegram to the Presi dent by Friday. The press was informed of the governor's position. In the delegation which visited the governor were: Ashby Gas kins, state president of the NAACP; Louis Ervin and Wil liam Cratic, presidents of the St Paul and Minneapolis branches respectively; Sidney Lorber, and Henry Thomas, members of the board of directors of the Min neapolis branch, and Jonas G. Schwartz, Cecil Newman and M. G. Williams. NAACP members. JOHN SIMMONS On New Radio Program because it can be heard through out moat of the Minnesota and Wisconsin area where Group Health members are concentra ted.” Mr. Simmons is active in co operative work, and is a member or the board and treasurer of Twin Cities Cooperative Services. He has also served in many capa cities in the fields of welfare, human relations, civic work and business. He Is vice president of Minneapolis Associates. under- writer and distributor of the Min nesota Fund, and president of Humboldt College of Business and president of the Minneapolis Urban League. He is a member of one labor union and an honorary member of two others.