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Everything has two handles: the one soft and manageable, the other such as will not endure to be touched. If then your brother do you an injury, do not take it by the hot hard handle, by representing to your self all the aggravating circumstances of j l ?f} : but look rather on the soft side, and extenuate as much as is possible by considering the nearness of the relation and the long friendship and familiarity beteween you obligation to kindness which a single provocation ought not dis solve. —Epictetus. NETEENTH YEAR, NO. HO San Francisco Urban L League Secretary Refutes Rosy Colliers Article San Francisco,. Calif.—ln very clear and strong language, Seaton W. Manning, executive secretary of the San Francisco Urban League, released a three-page statement. Feb. 16, refut ing an article that appeared in the Feb. 14 issue of Collier’s, titled “Racial Prejudice How San Francisco Squelched It.” ‘ ‘Our greatest criticism of the article is that it paints too rosy a picture of conditions in San" Francisco. It is a slick piece, a jazzed up combination of truths and distortions to achieve a dra matic best-of-all - possible - worlds impression,’’ the statement said The statement charged that the magazine had not been truthful when It stated that Negro doctors enjoy the same facilities as white doctors In all of San Francisco’s hospitals, public and private. "The number of hospitals which admit Negro physicians to prac tice is still a minority of the to tal,” the statement claimed. Hospitals Still Jim Crow Manning’s statement also said that ward segregation has not been completely abolished and that the Urban League along with other civic and human relations organizations is currently con ducting a drive to get the South ern Pacific hospital to abandon its long standing policy of segregat ing its Negro patients. The statement goes on to say: "The article’s conclusions re: the Sheng housing case are, unfor tunately, inaccurate. After de scribing correctly the essential Is sues that were involved It con cludes: ‘Though Sheng bought elsewhere, his failure In South wood had a good effect: no sub urban development wants to risk the scorn and wrath heaped upon the voters of Southwood for rais ing the race issue! "The fact is that a week after the Sheng incident, the newly pur chased home of a Negro family in another all-white suburb was stoned and sheriffs deputies had to be rushed to the scene to pro tect hit person and property. "The article’s author (John Ger rity) was told of this and other Incidents but chose not to mention them. "The Sheng case is typical of the attitude of most suburban de velopments toward the entry of non-whites. "Even in San Francisco proper, where there is a heartening trend toward residential distribution of non-white families, refusals to sell or rent to non-whites are com mon.” The statement said there were other examples of “downright in accurate or elastic reporting.” Several months before the arti cle was published, Gerrity, a free lance writer, appeared at the San Francisco Urban League office seeking information pertaining to the article. League Helps Author The league gave what assistance it could and referred to other or ganizations which could give him additional information on the sub ject. In return the author promised to submit the manuscript to the league for any necessary changes before submitting It to the maga zine for publication. Fails to Keep Word Manning claims that he never heard any more about the story until he received a letter from Madeline Aik from the research department of Collier’s that con tained Gerrity's manuscript. “Part of the letter said: "In the interest of accuracy we would appreciate your reading this article both in terms of factual content and interpretation." Gerrity had sent the manuscript directly to Collier’s, by-passing Manning, to whom he had prom ised he would submit the manu script first. Manning said that several other organizations and individuals had also been contacted by the maga zine and they were of the same opinion as Manning that the proposed article was full of inac curacies and distortions and had wired the magazine as such. Two weeks later, Gerrity, Ed Howden, director of the San Fran cisco Council for Civic Unity, and Manning went over the article and changed the story, "substituting fact for fiction," They were under the Impression that the galleys would be sent back to them for further revisions if necessary. The next he knew of the article. Manning claims, is when he learned that it was already in print. The published article contains only part of the corrections and the interpretation, "while turned down from the blinding purity of the original, was substantially out of focus," Manning charged. - Midway 8340 THREE SECTIONS Rowan Has Won National Acclaim After only a few years of resi dence in Minnesota. Minneapolis TRIBUNE staff writer, Carl T. Rowan first Negro to become a member of the news staff of a Twin City daily newspaper of al ready a national figure. Rowan, whose book, “South of Freedom,” is a best seller, is in v 7m raWa Ms ; CARL THOMAS ROWAN demand all over the country for lecture dates. His book, an exten sion of articles titled "How Far From Slavery,” written for the Minneapolis TRIBUNE. Despite the attention he has attracted, Rowan remains a crack, hard working reporter for his pa per. He finds time to head the board of directors of the Minne apolis Urban League and was for one year president of the Fron tiers Club. Rowan graduated from Oberlin College, historic Ohio school, and received his master’s degree in journalism at the University of Minnesota in 1948. During his study at the Univer sity of Minnesota he served as a staff writer for the Spokesman and Recorder papers. For a pe riod after receiving his degree he worked on the AFRO-AMERICAN papers. In the space of two years Rowan has won a half dozen local and national awards including the Minneapolis Jaycees "Young Man of 1951" award. First Can Pickup In St. Paul Saturday St. Paul's first tin can pickup of 1953 will start at 8 a.m. Satur day, Feb. 28. The city-wride, curbside pickup is for the benefit of 39 local Red Feather services and the USO. Cleaned and flattened tin cans should be placed in cartons at curbsides, where they will be easily accessible to members of General Drivers’ Union, local 120, who will conduct the pickup. EBONY EDITOR ONCE WORKED ON MINNESOTA WEEKLY NEWSPAPER Era Bell Thompson, associate editor of EBONY magazine and author of "American Daughter," once worked on the Twin City HERALD, forerunner of this newspaper. Loafer’s Club to Have Matin** Dane* Sunday The Loafer's club is going to hold their annual matinee dance, Sunday. March 1, at Krueger’s Haymow. Oscar Frazier's combo will sup ply the music. Tickets are $1.25 in advance and $1.50 at the door.— adv. MOUNT OLIVET CHURCH NEWS The Mount Olivet Baptist Church, comer West Central at Mackubin, celebrates its 31st anniversary Sunday, March Ist. At the 11 o’clock hour Rev. Elijah L. Mc- Intosh will fill the pulpit. At 3:30 p.ra. Rev. Floyd Massey, Jr., Moderator of the Minnesota and South Dakota Baptist Associa tion and Pastor of the Pilgrim Bap tist Church, this city, will be the guest speaker. The Pilgrim Gospel Choir will sing. On Wednesday, March 4th, 8:00 p.m. the Anni versary Banquet will be held in the church dining hall. The public is welcome to worship with us on Sunday and dine with us on Wed nesday. Each member is asked to give as an anniversary gift 10c for each year of the church’s existence. The banquet is SI.OO per plate dona tion. Calvin L. Taylor is general chairman. Librarian Uinn. Historical Soc. St. Pifi«cioßßßß, N. W. AIRLINES MAN HAS ARTISTIC BENT f; W"» * William “Rill” Little sketches a new wallpaper design as his wife, Sylvia, and three year- old daughter, Matthea (giving Bill the eye) watch. The picture was taken in the nursery of the Little’s home at 2,300 10th ave., S., which Bill has painted a circus theme. Note clown, background. Mr. Little is a equipment serviceman for Northwest Airlines. Wayman Church To Pay Off Mortgage Wayman A. M. E. church, 619 Fremont Ave. N., was able to liquidate the mortgage on the church when the Queen contest sponsored by the church closed last Sunday. Each of the various clubs of the church sponsored a contestant, to be selected “Queen” of the church. The lady selling the most votes would be chosen Queen. Leoma Morrow won the contest by raising $262.50 and the runner ups were Emergehe Patterson, who turned in $150.50, and Louise Freeman, who reported $129.10. In less than two years the church has paid off a mortgage of $2,500 and when the contest closed Sunday the church was able to make the final payment on the mortgage of approximately $785. A total of $1,183.15 was raised by the contest and the balance left after paying the mortgage will be used to pay off other bills owed by the church. The prizes were a SSO Defense bond for the Queen; $25 Defense bond for the runner-up, and $lO Defense stamps for third place. Contestants for the title of Queen and their collections were: Leoma Morrow. $262.50; Emer gene Patterson, $150.50; Louise Freeman. $129.10; Zelma Johnson. $103.91; Leila Mae Stewart, SBS; Marie Collins, $68.76; Annie Joe Collins. $55.80; Atherleen Cums, SSO; Theresa Jones, $36.54; Luve nia Lane. S3O; Lena LaFaucette, $27.50; Eula Mae Richardson, $25.59; Doris Anderson, $24; Dolly Vaughn. S2O; Irene Schaffer, $17.50; Ida Mae Burrell, $12.25; Ruby Bobo, $10; donation, $75. Winners In Waymans Queen Contest Rev. Nelson P. Patterson, pastor of Wayman A.M.E. church, Minneapolis, is shown with the winner and two runnerups in the re cent Queen contest sponsored by the church clubs. The church was able to liquidate its mortgage as a result of the money raised by the contest. Reading left to right, is Emergene Patterson, who placed second; the Queen, Leoma Morrow; and third place winner, Louise Freeman —Buzz Brown photo. ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1953 Local 516 Elections Are Expected To Be Hotly Contested This Year For the first time in several years, it appears that the coming election In Dining Car Employees', local 516, will be a hotly contested batUe. The primary election which closed Tuesday, showed that two of the Incumbent officers were running second. The run-off will close March 14 and the ballots will be counted March 15. Due to the nature of the indus try, the elections last about a week so that all of the members will have a chance to vote. Maceo Moody ran twelve votes ahead of incumbent Richard Hall (73 to 61) for the job of assistant general chairman and Leonard Carter nosed out incumbent Wil liam L. Collins by 13 votes (112 to 99). The opposition to the present Administration, now headed by Hector Vassar, general chairman, claims that the incumbents have been negligent in settling griev ances and have been lax in enforc ing the contracts with the carriers. Vassar stated in an inter- view that the charges of the opposition were completely unfounded and further that the “local has almost a 100 per cent record of settling grievances.” Another issue that will undoubt edly be raised in the election is that of taking the white cooks into the local. Most of the Negro cooks employed by the railroads belong to 516. Recently the union has been con ducting an organizing drive to get the white cooks in the local. They formerly had belonged to the Order of Railway Conductors (ORC) that has a Jim Crow clause. It was learned that there is a small section of the membership of the local that is opposed to the merger of the cooks and went so far as to ask the international for a separate charter for the cooks. The key issue in the organizing drive is that Sl6 claims that din ing car employees, irrespective of the work done on the can, will gain more benefits if they are in one union. 20,000 By Curtis C. Olivers In reading this issue of this newspaper you are reading one of 20,000 copies being circu lated and distributed. This is the first time in the more than 100-year history of the Negro in Minnesota that a Negro publication has reached the 20,000 mark in circulation. We hope that you will re ceive information In this issue that will be of benefit to you. We hope that you will read all the news in this issue. Read straight through every column, including the ADS. You will find some outstanding business firms, organizations, and labor unions, all interested in the progress of you and your family. SCHUNEMAN'S FIRST ST. PAUL STORK TO KMPLOY SALESLADIES Schuneman’s department store, pioneer St. Paul merchants, was the first of the large loop firms to employ Negro girls and women as sales persons. Schuneman’s inau gurated the policy in 1948 and has since hired sales women without regard to race or color. Carl Schuneman, president of the firm, and his wife are active In the work of the St. Paul Urban League. NEGRO PROGRESS EDITION Additional copies of this 20 page edition are available at no advance in price. Many persons will want to mail copies of this edition to friends and relatives in other states. Extra copies may be purchased at our office. la Bt. Paul the people will tell you that the leading Negro paper serving the community Is the ST. PAUL RECORDER. If you have something to sell, you can eel It In the advertising columns of this paper. THREE BECTIONB CEdar 0922 Maxfield Parents Moot With School Board, Tuosday Tuesday, March 3, parents and residents of the Max field school district will meet for the third Ume with the St. Paul school board to ask the board to replace the present 33-year-old building. The Max field PTA and other civic organisations serving the area claim that the school board promised them a new building out of funds raised In a bond Issue over two years ago and is now trying to get them to settle for a rehabilitated Job on Maxfleld. They further claim that a sur vey made by the University of Minnesota for the school board to determine the public school needs of the city recommended a new consolidated Maxfleld - McKinley school. In their first appeartnce In De cember before the board there were delegations from both schools and now It has apparently settled down to Maxfleld. For the past three months Max field school has been the center of great community interest In the Rondo-Dale area. Spokesmen for that campaign to get a new building say they will not be satisfied with anything less than a new building. They hired an architect who said the building was beyond re pair and who also cited some of the dangers that confront the chil dren that attend the school. Some of these dangers listed were a fire escape door that would not open, exposed wooden beams and unsafe drinking fountains. Rowan & Granger Spook To Urban League Guild The Minneapolis Urban League guild held their board meeting pre ceding the regular monthly meet ing on Monday, February 23, at the YWCA and there were about thirty persons present. Shelton B. Granger, executive secretary of the local league, sub stituting for Cedi Newman sched uled to speak but who was unable to attend, spoke on the National Ur ban League, and Carl Rowan, presi dent of the Minneapolis league, on the local giving a perspective of how the two organizations work to gether. Mr. Rowan said that the Urban League is not to serve any special group, but to serve the community. He further stated that there is no such thing as security and part time equality. To have security, there must be full time equality. Newman sent word to the meet ing that he wanted to leave one thought with the group and that was, he is continually encouraged with the degree of citizen partici pation in programs of this nature and the growing interest of a larger number of pepole. The next meeting will be held on March 23, at the YWCA and a movie will be shown entitled, "Does It Matter What You Think?" A discussion will follow led by Mr. Granger. Thaotlor* Brod*n Rit*s Hold Tuesday, Feb. 24 Mr. Theodore Broden, 86V4 Hoag Ave. N., died Friday, February 20, at the age of 77 years. He was born in St. Paul, Minn., and had been a resident of Minneapolis for many years. Funeral services were held Tues day, Feb. 24, at the Woodard Fun eral Home. Rev. H. W. Botts of ficiated. Surviving are two sons, Phillip and Leonard, and one daughter, Mrs. Cecelia Lewis, all of Minne apolis. Burial was at Crystal Lake Ceme tery. Woodard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Youth Rally Saturday Night at Graham Tomplo In Minneapolis Youth Rally Saturday night. Feb. 28. at 7:30 p.m., Graham Temple, 524 Lyndale Ave. N.. fea turing Willie Hale, Mrs. Thelma Buckner, McDuffie Twins and the Northwestern Bible School. Fel lowship dinner at 9 p.m. A 45- minute film entitled "Design for the Future,” will be shown during the dinner hour. Everyone is wecome. Call Lo. 7796 or At. 9157 for reservations, adv. STEPHENS GETS RESULTS IN ONE DAY IN WANT ADS Leon Stephens, 2838 31st Ave. S.. got resuts in less than 24 hours when he used this paper's classi fied ads. He Inserted an ad one day in this paper to sell a piano. By the end of the next day he had a buyer. Mr. Stephens says this paper's classified ads pay. rrtday February 27. 1963, St. Paul RECORD** Two prlndplaa govern the moral and in tellectual world. (me is perpetual progress, the other the necessary limitations of that progress. If ths former alone prevailed, there would be nothing steadfast and dura- ble • • • and the whole social life would be the sport of wind and waves. If the latter , ■ i p had exclusive sway •• • everything would I WNt OTA I petrify or rot The best ages of the worid I MM? i i are always those in which these two prin- I SO ciples are equally balanced. —Geos. *4.00 PER YEAR, 10 CENTS PER COPT FEPC Opponents Predict Dire Things if Measure Is Passed By Legislature By ED BLACKWELL Staff writer Chief spokesman of the opponents to PEPC admitted to the state senate judiciary committee last Thursday, when the opposition to the bill was heard, “there ia nothing new we can add" to the reasons why the Minnesota Employers’ as sociation (MEA) is against the bill. Otto F. Christenson, executive vice president of the MI&A, and s half dosen speakers testi fying against the bill based their reasons for being against the bUT on two things. The were: it would discourage new businesses and industries from coming into the state and predicted a dire outlook if people of different racial and religious groups were “forced” to work to gether. The highlight of Christenson’s testimony name when he charged that Wilfred C. Lelaad, executive director of the Minneapolis FXPC commission, had Influenced the Bt Paul Urban league to oppose a plan sponsored by some St Paul employers to guarantee jobs to ail skilled St Paul Negroes be cause "Lelaad said he feared It would hinder the chances of get ting a state law." Leland stated after the hearing that Christenson's accusation was not true. "I told him I knew that those who are discriminated against would not agree to go before a board composed of people they be lieved and in a few instances knew, were discriminating against them. "If the employers had been sin cere In their efforts, they would have selected an Impartial board," Lelaad said. Christensenaon's charge against Leland came when he was citing the progress that has been made in employment for minority groups and was trying to show that in spite of efforts by employers certain groups would not cooper ate with the employers. Thomas Talley, executive secre tary of the St. Paul Urban league denied Christenson's statement that there was very little dis crimination in employement for Negroes in St Paul. “Thsrs Is dtsnhndsslinn and there are impliyers whs admit they discriminate," Talley staled. “It's not skilled Negroes who are the major placement problems —it's those who must first be come employed before they can become skilled. “And they are the ones who are discriminated against.” Tal ley charged Praises Governor's Commission Another part of Christenson’s testimony that raised some eye brows was when he praised the governor's Interracial commission and urged that their approbation be increased. His contention was that “education” was the only way that the employment bias problem could be solved. After the bearing, some people who have beta observing the pro- »?-**- ►. > ’ THAT MAGIC TOl CH-Sln« WM |n * ' u,r b ‘ ii >' » nd hi ' fftw jSSSHr ;■ accompanist, Benny Payne, take &6Sp • VHHSmfI time out for some Impromptu her- Ipfe'V UMTS . 9hssV3il mony between takes on the set of ife.} MBA-. • 'i'V'B folumbia Plctores' new technicolor ■£§s£ mu-leal, -i nosin’ Down the Kiver.- I (Newsprrss Photo.) me——— W. l, ...!*■ . -- HMT H| ■■i hi I |g| PROQMSS BY OfNZ gress of RPC. questioned Christ enson's Intent and sincerity eon cernlng the govei uoris inteemelnl This also brought up again the question of Samuel Ransom's testi mony before a house committee two weeks ago when appropia tlons for the commission was asked. Ransom, a member of the com mission, has been quoted by some members of ths legislature, who are opposed to RPC, as saying to ths oommlttee there is no assd for RPC in ths state. Ransom and Clifford Rather, executive secretary of the oeewntn slon, both deny that Ransom testi fied against RPC and pointed out that the rnmmleelsn In an record favoring an FBPG leer with teeth. Christenson said that the MBA was made up 1,115 oonoerns doing business in the state and that he was the spokesman for manage- • ment at the state capttol. Last Wednesday, ha said that the board of directors of the MBA met and voted It to X against RPC legislation. ‘"That is approximately the oon aenus of opinion of any business man you can name,” the manage ment lobbyist said. He also said that ths state should be wary of enacting lawn that business doesn't Uke Base ths stats already has “heavy oor porata, personal hmuftf tuns and freight rates and its work men's compensation law is one of ths most generous and costly In the nation. Negro Lawmaker Qeitel Christenson presmtsd the com mittee with a batch of telegrams from various midwest arn states and one from Nebraska was rani that said the lone Negro ssmßbar of the Nebraska legislature was opposed to RPC. In respect to states that have RPC laws, Christmtsa argued that they were seaboard states and have large minority popula tions but that no udd-westom states have such laws. He wound up hie testimony be fore the committee by pleading with the committee to "Please let us continue to go along with our employees, neighbors and friends without threatening to send us to Jail.” He then Introduced six other speakers who spoke briefly against the proposed bill. The first of these speakers wss M. J. Galvin, 8L Paul, former state senator and now legislative counsel for state railroads, who . • *»*«!