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TAKING A WHIPPING
■T» Intolerance and bigotry, the spirit to deny others the right to express their opinion on controversial subjects is re ceiving a severe whipping in this country. More and more people are exercising re straint and indulgence with those who dif fer from them,••• we are rapidly drifting toward the English concept of democracy, exemplified in all the parks of London, where one may go on an afternoon and hear proponents of communism, socialism and every other “ism” present their views without thought of arrest—The Oklahoma Black Dispatch. EIGHTEENTH YEAR, NO. 7 BRIEF NEWS SCENE ■'High and Lowdown” BY BAILEE THOMAS ! LOOK NOW ITEM: The Taft for president committee in Min neapolis. which has some out standing conservatives on its ros ter has one drum beater who may turn out to be a liability. He is A. B. Gilbert, Mound pamphleteer. ; I Gilbert had a letter in last week's Askov American in which he de fended the Sioux City cemetery which refused to allow burial of an American Korean war casualty because he was an American In dian. Gilbert called the great outcry of moral indignation which arose throughout America and the world over the incident, a Com munist plot to embarrass the white people! Senator Taft won’t get far in this state with adherents like Gilbert in his corner. It was this same gentleman Gilbert who authored a scare article on FEPC for Otto Chris tensen in a sheet called Industrial News. A big scare headline said Negroes would invade Minnesota and take the jobs of whites. Gil- ' bert, who writes well, made a 1 base appeal to race prejudice which followed very closely the Hitlerean line in his attack on FEPC legislation, then being con sidered by the state legislature. ' Gilbert also attempted to block 1 Senate confirmation of Luther Youngdahl for Federal Judge. I Of course Senator Taft cannot i be blamed for some of the camp followers he may pick up, but it Ls well to point out —at least for local consumption, that one of his 1 chief tub-thumpers in Hennepin ! ' county at least, is A. B. Gilbert. | who is a close follower of the white superiority line. FIFTY BILLIONS! Mississippi [ ' Negro farmers own farms worth $50,000,000,000 which is a lot of ' : farms Agriculture specialists say 1 the farmers of that state face I ’ problems because the children of the farm owners gravitate toward the cities instead of staying on the land. Farmers are being urged 1 to make father and son agree- 1 ments to keep the youngsters 1 down on the farm. < IDA JAMES, the song-bird who , was recently heard with the Ed- , I ■’ Vinson or- Vs BRFv ■ i nd. NV >< rrenia! favur ’ ..j ite with music 1 k l° vers - The Janie s I• ‘ ' ocrson is not ' >nly an excellent vocalist, but she Ida James is a lovely wo man lovely looking, that is. Enid C Baird, Lester Granger’s < Girl Friday, heads the office and clencal staffs organization in the 11 Urban League movement. The J: Baird lady at- -'.r * ' j| ing recent Urban League J meetings in St Paul and Minne- Ns* ta. spoils She pre- , J sided at the pro- jy | the dance whore awards were Enid Baird presented winners of the Secre- ' tary of the Year contest. At the Minneapolis dinner meeting she i 1 presented in behalf of her organi- I nation. $3,000 to the National ‘ t Urban League. 1 i OCTOBER Woman's Home Companion, on sale now, has an 1 article "How Minneapolis Beat 1 r t the Bigots", by Clive Howard which gives the Mill City great 1 credit for work done primarily by the Minneapolis Mayor's Council on Human Relations and other human relations groupa Howard's piece ignored the Minneapolis Urban League which had a part ■ • in the development of sound hu man relations in the city. It • credited much of the progress in I Mtnn-apolis to the Minneapolis Self Survey conducted by a vol- , unteer committee of 400 Mill ■ Cltians and sponsored by the , Mayors Committee. As is the case when magazine writers pay brief visit to a city and leave with an article to write, there are a number of inaccuracies, but on I the whole the article has merit 11 because it will be read by hun dreds of other communities who ( need to know how Minneapolis (Continued on Page Two! Librarian Winn. Historical Soc. Zone I Midway 8340 Local Youth Not Using Opportunities Don Vernon Says By Staff Correspondent A former Minneapolis youth, who made good in the nation's capital, was a little critical of the lethargy he found among the Twin City folks and espec ially the young people, during a three week's vacation visit here. The critical and disappointed person was Don Vernon, adminis trative assistant to the Dean of ■HMHk »* VI DON VERNON the College of Dentistry at Ho ward University, Washington. D. C. Don, who left Minneapolis in 1937 and has worked up from a dining car waiter to chief aide to the director of one of the leading dental colleges in the nation, felt that Twin City Negro youth and the communities as a whole were not living up to their full poten tial. Vernon’s career and his love for his home town perhaps gives him the right to view its progress or lack of progress with a some what critical, but kindly eye. When he left Minnesota in 1937 he had only been able to reach the third year in high school. After his marriage to Mildred Brooks of St. Paul, the two decided to pull up stakes and go east. His wife entered government employ in Washington, where she still is and Vernon ran on the road between Washington and Florida. After a couple seasons he decided to enter I night school and finish his high school training. He worked in the day in Washington at any job he could get, received his high school diploma and entered night classes and later day sessions at Howard I University. During his three years of col- ■ lege work he earned 16 straight | A's. and when he finishes one I more course, he expects to re ceive his A.B. in Business Adminl tsration, graduating magna cum laude. in the next few months. After entering college, Vernon took a modest job in the school of dentistry business office. His ambition and Industry soon at tracted the attention of the school dean. Rr. Russell Dixon. Three years ago he was appointed business manager of the Dental school and last year he w’as made administrative assistant to the dean, the No. 2 spot in the schools administration. Vernon’s career which has not yet reached its zenith is a record of hard work, hard study and ap plication and the will to improve ; himself. Don Vernon, kindly, critical, ! does not believe his hometowns of I the Twin Cities are instilling ' in the younger generation parti- j culary. those sound principles of | industry, persistence, the will to [ learn and ambition to get ahead i Vernon is modest, and doesn't : talk about himself much. We had i to virtually dig out of him the ( few items about his steady pro- 1 press that are printed here He is. ; however, tremendously concerned ! that Negro youth in his home | town does not seem to have a ser ious bent and are not taking ad vantage of opportunities that ; were not present when Vernon lived here as a youngster The Howard University College | of Dentistry wall be housed in a 2 l j million dollar building in the early part of 1953. Mr. Vernon , told this newspaper. Vernon has spent nine of the 14 years he has been away from the Twin Cities, in school, he laugh ingly remarked. BACK AT SHOP Mrs. Reaitha B. Carter, who has been ill several weeks is back at her beauty shop at 624 Rondo Ave, ready to serve her patrons. TRADE WITH SAFETY WITH ADVERTISERS IN THESE COLUMNS St. Pinmi FUNERAL SERVICES TODAY FOR MATHEW EWING Funeral services for Mr. ' Mathew Ewing, 61, 604 Seventh St. No., will be held today. Sep tember 21. from the Woodard , Funeral Home Chapel. Services I will begin at one p. m.. with Rev. ' W. L. Battles officiating. Inter • ment will be at Fort Snelling Na tional Cemetery. Mr. Ewing, a member of the Johnny Baker Post No. 291. died at the Veterans Hospital, Tues day. September 18 He is survived by an aunt in Atchison. Kansas, ' and other relatives and friends. Woodard Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements. Holsey C.M.E. Church Moves To New Location Sunday Holsey Memorial CME church congregation will move into its new church home on Sunday, Sept. 23. at 3 p. m. The program for the opening ceremony in cludes a processional march from the old building at 430 Fremont Avenue North to the new edifice at the corner of Bth and Hum- I boldt Avenues North. The Drum and Bugle Corps of the Ames Lodge IBPOEW will be featured. All members and friends of Twin 1 City churches have been invited to participate. Rev. Paul Engstrom of the Wes ley Methodist church will be the principal speaker at the afternoon meeting. Among others appearing on the program will be Mr. Charles D. Doty, representing the local Masonic Lodges; Dr. W. D. Brown, local physician. Cecil Newman, editor of the Spokesman and Recorder newspapers, Rev. H. W. Botts of Zion Baptist church, Rev. Chas. M. Sexton of Border Methodist church, and Michael Gerberding from the Northwest Lutheran Theological Seminary. The Holsey Choir will have as its guests. Mrs. L. C. Harris, Mr. Ralph Primm, the Gleetoncs and Mr. Keith Jongeward of the Northwestern Bible school. Holsey Memorial CME church was first established in Minneapo lis in July. 1946, at 430 Fremont Ave. No. The congregation pur chased the property at this ad dress and have worshipped there until the present time. Negotia tions for the new site were com pleted in August. 1951, by the Rev. J. Claude Allen. Gary, In diana. Extension director of the CME church. Jewish Council Names Glatstein New Director j The Minnesota Jewish Council i has announced the appointment of i Irwin Lee Glattstein as its new executive director. He will assume his duties on September 24th. Mr. Glatstein is not a stranger to Minnesota, having been active in this area previously. He was bom in St. Louis. Mo., 1 is married and has one child. He was educated at Washing ton University, University of Mis souri, University of Minnesota He studied law at the University of Oklahoma and George Washing ton University. The new executive has a B. A. and M. A degree and is a candi date for the Ph. D. at the Univer sity of Minnesota. He is a member of Phi Delta Kappa, Delta Sigma Rho, Sigma Phi Alpha honorary societies. He received scholarships iat Washington University. Uni ! versity of Missouri, and Univer ‘ sity of Minnesota. | His major fields of study in ; elude clinical psychology, social i psychology and sociology. I Mr. Glatstein has worked with in and outside of the Jewish I community as a teacher, as a | writer and research man. and as a youth leader for the past ten j ’ years. In addition, he has had wide experience in the fields of | public relations and research with | many community-wide human re- I | lations organizations. He was director of forensics at the University of Minnesota, Pro fessor of Communications and head of a clinic at Hampton In stitute Hampton. Virginia, and a lecturer at the University of Min nesota. He was associated with the > Minnesota Jewish Council in 1945- . 1946 as Research director. He has ! also worked with the St. Paul | Council of Human Relations. He was director of the B'nai ; B'rith Hillel Foundation at the University of Oklahoma and at Washington. D C He was acting Dean at the Oklahoma school of religion. Mr. Glatstein also has publish ed articles in professional jour nals on semantics, public rela tions human relations and audio visual education. In additions he has published miscellaneous re views and articles. ST. PAI L. MINNESOTA, F RIDAY. SEPTEMBER 21, 1951 Singer Heard On TV Program - 'WBr S 4*. fi >' 4 Xygsffi ih-ago Mnu La Julia Rhea, noted Chicago sor gc iprano, recently achieved new heights when she appeared on a television program for a guest performance. Because of this show, Miss Rhea has been signed to appear on TV several times this fall. She has appeared in concert and recital throughout this country on numerous tours. In her tele Worthy Grand Matron I B I MABEL HARRIS Of St. Paul, Worthy Grand Ma tron of the Order of Eastern Stars, Minnesota and jurisdiction The OES is holding its 26th an nual session this week, Sept. 20 and 21 at Halin' Q Brown House, St Paul Grand Patron JR LAWRENCE E TARVER Grand Esther —. | x. / [ ..x- ,F L j LUCY HARRIS Philadelphia Pastor Ignores Bishop Wright Philadelphia (ANP) The Rev. M. E. Jackson, pastor of Mt. Pisgah AME church here, con trary to practice, refused to Intro duce Bishop R. R. Weight Jr., to the congregation when he visited that church. Bishop Wright said: “My wife i and I joined Mt. Pisgah church i over 40 years ago; our children I were baptized there . . I served j ■inion debut she sang. “Kiss Me Grand Conductress if* KaMF r mm BEULAH E MITCHELL Queen Of Sheba Matron r :>*■• ---«•••. w*-** Xi JOSEPHINE JORDAN Worthy Matron Queen of Sh> ba Chapter No. 5, St. Paul, the hos tess of the 26th annual session of the Minnesota Grand Chapter of the Order of Eastern Stars. Committee Head * A \ FERN HELM Chairman of the Grand Chapter Ways and Means Committee as Sunday school teacher, class leader, and assistant pastor, and have score of old friends in the church . . . As ushers escorted me to the pulpit, the pastor poin ted me to a seat. He preached, went through the whole service with no sign of recognition." Bishop Wright attended Mother Bethel church in the morning and was received by the congregation and the Rev. John D Bright, the pastor. Dinner Honoring ' Youngdahl & Sam Scheiner Monday Next Monday night, September 24. the Joint Committee for Em ployment Opportunity is sponsor ing a testimonial dinner for two of Minnesota’s outstanding citi zens, retiring Governor Luther W. Youngdahl and Samuel L. Scheiner. who recently resigned as executive secretary of the Min nesota Jewish Council. The dinner will be held at the Curtis Hotel in Minneapolis at 6:45 p. m. Tickets are $2 per per son and may be secured by calling Midway 1563. DRexel 7695, Gladstone 3489 or PLeasant 5802. Both men will be honored for their relentless defense of the basic rights of all citizens during the past few years. Scheduled to appear on the pro gram are Kabbi David Aronson, Russell Myers. Mayor Eric Hoyer, George Murk, Cecil Newman, Myer Dorfman, Rev. Duisuke Kit agawa. Kent Gitzgerald. Robert I. Wishart, Raymond D. Blftck, Rev. Leonard Hirman, Constance Chivers, the Cantlnos, Leonard L. Harkness. Mrs. Ivar Siversten, Gov. Youngdahl and Mr. Scheiner. Twenty-two Seek Single Available Liquor License Who will get the one off-sale liquor license now available in St. Paul is a question bothering some three score residents of the town. There were two available licenses some time ago and one of them was granted to Fred Truax, for mer city councilman. Negro citizens are up in arms because not a single off-sale lic ence is held by a member of the group in the city. Applicant* For License Twenty-two Negro citizens have applied for the license. Listed by the city clerk as applicants are: Sidney M Salter, 1013 W. Cen tral Ave., Leonard L. Davis. 698 Carroll Ave., James R. Hanks, 2271 Stewart Ave., Hector P. Vas sar. 923 St. Anthony Ave.. Bea trice Coleman. 716 Carroll, Ches ter Wayne Oden, 858 Iglehart Ave., Hugh W. Schuck. 599 Rondo Ave., Fred Patrick Schuck. 844 Fuller Ave., Fred James Schuck. 844 Fuller Ave., Clarence A. Schuck, 599 Rondo Ave., Bert P. Schuck, 599 Rondo Ave., Mrs. Earline Calloway, 713 Iglehart Ave. Ira Rawls. 1001 Iglehart Ave., Junius Ward Powell, 996 Iglehart Ave. Rhodes Powell Jr.. 690 Carroll Ave.., Manley J. Powell, 690 Carroll Ave., Louis M Moore, 1018 Carroll Ave . Horace H. Brown Jr., 160 North Victoria St., Stephen L. Maxwell. 890 St. Anthony Ave., Robert Arthur Anderson. 460 Rondo Ave., Hay ward E. Toussaint, 659 Carroll Ave., and Donald P. Vassar, 572 Aurora Ave. Other applicants are whites. One recent applicant was a part nership which includes John J. McDonough, former mayor and James E. Keating, 1724 E. Minne haha Ave. Anna Mendosa Dies Suddenly Wednesday Night Anna Mendosa, 818 Aldrich Ave. No., a member of Zion Bap tist church, collapsed and died suddenly at Graham Temple Church of God In Christ Wednes day night. Mrs. Mendosa was singing with a trio composed of Genevieve Cooper Jackson and Laura Cald well Thomas. I In the midst of a song she drop ped dead. The Woodard Funeral Home, which has charge of arrange ments may be called at Hyland 5377 for funeral information. She was the wife of Carlos Mendosa, active member of the Elka Lodge. "Clean Head" Vinson And Orchestra Here Saturday, Sept. 22 Eddie “Clean Head" Vinson and his orchestra, a Twin Cities dance favorite, will return to Minneapo lis by popular demand on Satur day night. September 22. They will play at the Minneapolis I.a bor Temple. Tickets are on sale in Minne apolis at Melodee Record Shop, Cassius Beauty Shop and Chez Paree Beauty Shop. In St. Paul, at Hart's Record Shop, Mauries Juke Box and Teri Bie’s Liquor Store. Price of tickets in advance is $1.50 including tax. Give Me A Ring! Give me a ring at Midway 8340 and I’ll be glad to take your social or personal news every week. Gloria Brown •’C- Idleness is the the badge of the gentry, the bane of body and mind, the nurse of naughtiness, the step-mother of discipline,, the chief author of mischief, one of the seven deadly sins, the cushion upon which the devil reposes, and a great cause not only of melancholy, but of many other dis eases: for the mind is naturally active; and if it be not occupied about some honest business, it rushes to mischief, or sinks to melancholy.—Burton. Midway 8340 lurgood Marshall Speaks In Twin Cities Next Thursday And Friday Thurgood Marshall of New York City, brilliant special counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will come to the Twin Cities next week to ad dress (wo big mass meetings. The first meeting will be held in St. Paul at Pilgrim Bap- Septeinber 27 at 8 p. m. It will be ' sponsored jointly by the Masonic Grand Lodge of which Charles D. Doty is grand master and the St. ' Paul branch of the NAACP, Louis H. Ervin, president tist church, Thursday night. Si -■ .•y go I ■••> JS. --' THIJRGOOD MARSHALL. Crowd Attends First Annual OES Talent Show The First Annual Talent Par ade of the ways and means com mittee of the Order of Eastern Stars played before a large crowd at Phyllis Wheatley house In Min neapolis last Friday night, Sept. 14. The SSO prize was awarded to 11 year old Eugene Price of St. Paul. Young Price played a piano number which gained him the longest and loudest applause. The youngster admits to never taking a piano lesson. Second prize of S3O went to James Murray, whose rendition of "Or Man River" won thunderous applause. Third prize of S2O went to Bradford Benner whose vocal rendition of “Because of You" had many of the fair sex tn the audi ence oohlng and sailing. Judges hud a difficult time de ciding between Benner and the Phlllipettes, a quartet of young sters who sang very well. Each number of the well de veloped program was a potential winner. Other contestants were Gloria Williams, Willie B. Hale, Marcella Sayles, Grace Sandvick. Roy Smittie, the Pilgrim Choral group, Mrs. Kelsie Whitmore. Thelma Thomas. Arlee Hollaway, Hattie Bell Smith and Eva Tay lor. Samuel O. Harris was master of ceremonies and handled the pro gram exceptionally well. Judges of the applause were Henry Thomas. Mary Kyle, Dorothy James and William Cratic. Cecil Newman presented the cash awards in behalf of the com mittee in charge. He praised the OES for putting on the contest which he said will stimulate dor mant talent in the Twin Cities. Mrs. Mabel Harris, worthy grand matron of the OES thanked the public for support of the show. She praised Mrs. Fem Helm, chairman of the ways and means committee and her co chairman. Mrs. Lucy Harris and various committee members. Mr. Helm also spoke briefly thanking participants and com mittee members. Rowan To Speak At Urban League Guild Tea Sunday The Minneapolis Urban League Guild will celebrate Its 14th an- with a tea Sunday September 23, at the South side YMCA, 300 Park Avenue, in Minneapolis, from 3 to 6 p. m. Carl Rowan. Minneapolis Tri bune writer and president of the league will speak. The Urban League guild gives a SIOO scholarship each year to deserving high school stu dent who desires to further his or her education SERVICES FOR MAE WIESER HELD SATURDAY Funeral services for Mae Wlr ser will be held Saturday, Sep tember 22 from St. Phillips church at 2 p. m. Visitation will be Fri day, September 21 from the Brooks Funeral Home Chapel. In terment will be at Oakland ceme tery. She is survived by her daughter. Corina Gale, one grandson, Dr. T. Dunbar Gibson, two great grandchildren. Sandra and Dun bar Gibson Jr., and one brother, Mr Gisler of Dubuque, lowa. Brooks Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements. Advertisers tn this paper are good FRIENDS of the commun ity. UWAIU OF IDUNISS $4.00 Per Year; 10 Cents Per Copy The second meeting will be held at 8 p. m. the next night, Friday, September 28. in Minneapolis at Phyllis Wheatley house, 808 Al drich Ave. No. Mr. Marshall's ad dress in Minneapolis will be under the auspices of the Minnesota Masonic grand lodge and the Min neapolis branch of the NAACP. On the St. Paul program Thurs day night. Rev. Floyd Massey, grand master Chas. Doty and Louis H. Ervin will appear. In Minneapolis on Friday night, Hobart T. Mitchell will preside and Raymond W. Cannon will pre sent the speaker. William Cratic, branch president will make brief remarks. Thurgood Marshall, one of the outstanding attorneys in America has been special counsel of the NAACP since 1936. He has won many victories for the rights of Negroes in the state and Federal courts of the nation. He is ex pected to tell of his Korean trip and the many courts for Negro rights. His most recent work which at tracted International attention was an investigation of the court martials of numerous Negro sol diers in Korea. Editor's Note: Because Mar shall is one of the outstanding Negroes tn America we redewith reprint his biographical sketch for the scrapbooks of readers who have them. Biographical Sketch of Thurgood Marshall Thurgood Marshall wu bom in Baltimore. Maryland, July 2. 1908. Attended local public elemen tary and high schools. Graduated from Lincoln University In Penn sylvania, February, 1930. with B. A. degree. Attended Howard University Isw School. Washington. D. C., 1930-1933 Appointed Student As sistant Librarian during second and third pears. Graduated June, 1933 as ranking student with de gree I.L. B 'Admitted “to the Bar'in the and immediately thereafter to the State of Maryland, October. 1933, U. 8. District Court for the State of Maryland. Admitted to the Supreme Court (U. S I December 1939 Admitted to U. S. Circuit Courts of Appeal for the Fourt Circuit, Fifth Circuit and Eighth Circuit and the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Engaged In private practice in Baltimore. Maryland. 1933-37. Councel for Baltimore City branch NAACP. 1934-1938 In 1936, was appointed Assistant Special Coun sel for the NAACP. and in 1938 was appointed Special Counsel In active cases to secure and protect full citizenship rights for Negroes. Since that time has appeared be for the Supreme Court of the Uni ted States and Federal and State Courts for most of the States of the South. Is a member of Nation al Bar Association. In the U. S. Supreme Court has enther argued or prepared briefs with the cooperation of other NAACP lawyers in all NAACP cases from 1938 to the present time. Among the cases argued by him are the Texas Primary Case, the Irene Morgan Case declaring the Jim Crow Statute of Virginia unconstitutional as applied to in terstate passengers, the recent re strictive convenant cases, and several criminal cases. Was placed on the 1944 Honor Roll of Race Relations for the Schomburg Collection. In 1944 was given the Alumni Award by Trustees of Howard University for distinguished achievement in Law." In 1946 was awarded the famous Spingam Medal awarded each year by the Special Sptng am Committee of the NAACP to the Negro making the greatest contribution to t he advancement of the Negro in American life. Received honorary Degree of Doctor of I-aw from Uncoln Uni versity, June 3. 1947. In March, 1948, received Negro Newspaper Publishers Association's Russ wurm Award in recognition of the outstanding achievement in mak ing possible a richer conception of democratic principles and in tri bute for upholding those highest traditions considered as the ideals of the American Way of Life. Received Honorary Degree Doc tor of Law from Virginia State College on May 31. 1948. Received National Bar Association Award, Sept. 17. 1948. Received Afro-American's 1950 National Honor Roll Award. Back Issue* of thia paper are always available. Just mail tea cents in coin for each copy wanted to Circulation Dept. 314 Third Ave. So.. Minneapolis IS, Minn. You may be sure that adver tisers in thia paper WANT aad APPRECIATE your patronage.