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
EIGHTEENTH YEAR, NO. 7
■'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
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
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.
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|
Urban League J
meetings in St
Paul and Minne- Ns* ta.
spoils She pre- , J
sided at the pro- jy |
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
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!
Winn. Historical Soc.
Local Youth Not
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
The critical and disappointed
person was Don Vernon, adminis
trative assistant to the Dean of
■HMHk »* VI
the College of Dentistry at Ho
ward University, Washington. D.
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
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
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
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 ;
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
LAWRENCE E TARVER
..x- ,F L j
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
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
KaMF r mm
BEULAH E MITCHELL
Queen Of Sheba
r :>*■• ---«•••. w*-**
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.
* A \
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
Dinner Honoring '
Youngdahl & Sam
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.
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
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
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
Mrs. Mendosa was singing with
a trio composed of Genevieve
Cooper Jackson and Laura Cald
I In the midst of a song she drop
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
"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
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.
•’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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
UWAIU OF IDUNISS
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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
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
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
Biographical Sketch of Thurgood
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.
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
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.
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