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Those who have nothing else to recom
mend them to the respect of others but
their blood cry It up at a great rate. They
•well and vapor, and you are sure to hear
of their families and relations every third
word. By this mark they commonly distin
guish themselves; you may depend upon it,
there la no good bottom, nothing of true
worth of their own when they Insist on so
much, and set their credit upon that of
Miss Patricia Roberts Is the newly appointed executive director
of the grand chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority, Miss Dorothy
Height, national president, announced her appointment as the first
Delta executive director. A native of Illinois, Mias Roberts la a grad
uate of Howard university. She will organise a national headquarters
for the sorority in Washington, D. C.—(ANP)
St. Paul School Board
Again Petitioned for
New Maxfield School
For the third time residents from the Maxfield school district
went before the St. Paul school board to ask for a new building
to replace the present 60-odd-year-old building that is now
being used.
At Tuesday’s board meeting the delegation presented to the
board a petition signed by 1,642 citizens of the school district
telling the board member! that
they would not be satisfied with
anything less than a new building.
The people of the area have
been aroused since it was learned
last November that plans for the
proposed Maxfield-McKinley con
solidated school would be shelved.
The bureau of field studies of
the University of Minnesota made
a survey for St Paul prior to the
Issuing of school bonds in 1949 to
determine the school needs for the
One of the recommendations
made by the survey was a new
consolidated Maxfield - McKinley
Accompanying the petition to
the board was a three-page letter
signed by the Rev. Floyd Massey,
Jr., pastor of the Pilgrim Baptist
church, chairman of the Maxfield
school committee, that gave in de
tail the reasons why the residents
of the district needed a new build
The letter gave seven principal
reasons for a new building.
They were:
1. THE BUILDING was rec
ommended by the university
2. THERE IS a need for a
community school In the area,
one that will have recreational,
study and adult educational fa
effect on the children attending
school at the present building Is
harmful ‘o the children because
of the age of the building and
the depressing effect It has
upon the children. Also that the
enrollment of the school has fal
len off because of that.
4. NEGROES ARE restricted
la purchasing property In other
areas of the city.
5. THE AREA is Interracial
and white students should not
be made to feel that if they
attend schools with Negroes
that will get inadequate facili
ft. THE PROPOSED highway
that was given as one of the
reasons for not building the new
school wIB pass directly over
the present site of Maxfield
7. SINCE THE approval of
the redevelopment plans for the
Rice - Western, Fuller - Rondo
area means that a new school
will be erected In the area when
It is redeveloped and It will be
nafair to the children who will
snore out of the area and who
aright settle In the district
to move oat of n district where
there will be a new school to one
where there Is an old one.
Maceo Moody, 727 Rondo, chair
man of the petition committee,
told the board that the residents
at the area voted overwhelmingly
ta favor of the last bond Issue. He
pointed out that there was only
eae other section of the ctiy that
Midway 8340
exceeded the Maxfield area in
favorable votes.
A second school bond issue for
110,000,000 is being proposed and
the board has been told at other
meetings by the delegations how
they voted on the next issue would
depend to a great deal on what
action the board took on Maxfield
A second speaker, Mrs. Irving
Dunn, 760 Fuller Ave., who de
scribed herself as a veteran civic
and political worker, told of the
enthusiasm she received when she
took the petition around her
She said that in the two and
one-half blocks she circulated the
petition, she got 33 signatures of
home owners.
Mr. Massey introduced the
speakers to the board. For the
third time the meeting was
crowded to capacity.
300 Voice Chorus
To Sing Sunday
The 300-voice University of Min
nesota Chorus will be in support
of the Minneapolis Symphony Or
chestra with assistant conductor
Gerard Samuel on the podium in
the orchestra’s sixth television
program of the season at 2:30
p.m., Sunday. Mar. 8, over WCCO
TV, Channel 4.
Directed by Caro Carapetyah,
the chorus will present four num
bers. Tschesnokoff s "Thou Life of
Life," Mouton's "Ave Maria” and
two works by Gabriele accompa
nied by two French horns and six
trombones. "Benidictua" and "An
gelus ad Pastores ait”
The orchestra will present the
overture to Strauss’ "Die Fleder
maus," the “Largo” from Dvorak's
“New World” symphony, the
scherzo and march from Proko
fleffs “The Love for Three Or
anges” and the “Ride of the Val
kyries" from Richard Wagner's
"Die Walkure.”
North Star Consistory
Elects Its Officers
North Star Consistory No. 14,
Valley of St. Paul. Orient of Min
nesota. met Monday evening, Feb.
23, in the Perfect Ashlar lodge
hall, 744 Bt. Anthony Ave.
Officers and chairmen of com
mittees gave their annual reports,
after which Illustrious deputy of
the supreme council (PHA), Ray
mond W. Cannon, and Hobart T.
Mitchell, Sr., who Is a candidate
for the 33rd degree in May, pre
sided in the election and installa
tion of officers to lead the consis
tory for the year.
Officer* elected were: Rev. J.
W. Junnell. commander-in-chief:
E. A. Davis, first lieutenant-com
mander; C. W. Smith, second lieu
tenant-commander; L. A. Gwynne.
grand treasurer, and C. D. Doty,
grand secretary.
rtfii , |l r,il„ , ,
riTTy wore nonves
Killed as Africans
And Troops Clash
Nairobi, Kenya—(ANP)—Fifty
persona were killed in Kenya last
weak as colonial forces and Mau
Mau terrorists alike stepped up
their activity.
Mau Mau raiders, in a new wave
of terror, killed 20 pro-govern
ment Africans and wounded four
others in widespread forays. Ken
ya police and troops killed 30
Africans and wounded six in their
rejuvenated drive to stamp out
the secret Mau Mau cult which
has vowed to drive the white man
from the territory.
Another nine Africans last week
owed their lives to the large bun
dle* they were carrying when the
police opened fire on them. A po
lice patrol ambuahed the African*
in the Nyerl area firing machine
gun* at them. When they cap
tured them they found that the
provision packs on their backs
were riddled with bullet holes.
The 50 deaths in the past week
are nearly one-sixth of the total
killed since the crisis began last
Polo Fans Want
Willie Mays Back
New York (ANP) Polo
Grounds fans are hoping that the
Willie Mays rumor is more than a
rumor. Willie applied for a dis
charge from the army last week
on the grounds of need.
If It Is granted and the likeable
youngster rejoins the Giants, that
outfit will be troublesome with
such stlckmen as Monte Irvin and
Mays patrolling the outfield.
Willie has lost none of his base
ball ability In the army. In fact,
the fellow said he played more
games In the army than he did
with the Giants as a regular with
the team.
However, manager Durocher is
keeping his fingers crossed, hop
ing “Say-hay" Willie will be back
this spring.
Cicero Carpenter
Funeral Services to
Be Held Saturday
Cicero Carpenter, of 1008 South
Sixth St, died at his home on
March 3. He had lived in Minne
apolis for about forty years.
Funeral services will be held on
Saturday morning at 10 o’clock
In the Woodard Funeral Home.
Rev. H. W. Botta, Sr., will offi
He is survived by one brother.
Louis Carpenter of Ogden, Utah;
five sisters. Miss Louise Carpen
ter of Baltimore, Md., Miss Jessie
Mae Carpenter of Pasadena. Cal.,
Mrs. Carrie Davis, Hot Springs.
Ark., and Mmes. Willie Clark and
Geneva Louden of Little Rock,
Ark., several nieces and nephews.
Miss Justine Sutton, St Louis,
Mo., niece, and the Miases Louise
and Jessie Mae Carpenter, sisters,
all came to attend his funeral
services. ✓
Burial will be in Crystal Lake
Cemetery. Woodard Funeral Home
is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Thsodora Vaughn
Loses Mother and Father
Within Ono Weeks Time
Mrs. Theodore Vaughn, 3720
Fourth Ave. S„ Minneapolis, had
her share of misfortune and grief
during the past month. She lost
both her father and her step
mother within a week of one an
Her father, Ballard Guinn, 80-
year-old Hickman, Ky„ pioneer,
died on Jan. 25. After attending
his funeral, Mrs. Vaughn returned
to Minneapolis only to be called
back to attend the funeral of her
stepmother, Eliza Guinn.
Attending the funeral rites also
was another daughter, the former
Minneapolitan, Minerva Totten
Moore, now of East St. Louis, 111.
Another survivor who lives In
Minneapolis is a son, Beecher
"Family Portrait"
The religious drama, "Family
Portrait,” by Lenore Coffee and
William Joyce Cowen, is being
presented by the Religious Educa
tion Board of St. Peter A. M. E.
church. March ft is the date; the
place is St. Peter’s church. 41st
St and Fourth Ave. S.; the time
is 7:45 p.m. No admission, but
general collection. The public Is
cordially invited.—advt.
Bills' Barbecue la a new Minne
apolis restaurant located at 1003
Olson Highway. Minneapolis.
Willie Pierson, proprietor, an
nounced the barbecue place will
open formally to the public Friday
Mar. ft.
Pay yoor newsboy promptly
Every retara trip he has to make
to coDeet from yea reduces Ms
profit, mad might dleeoarage the
Davis Oivan Award By
Cham bar Of Com
Harry Davis, boxing coach and
Instuctor at the Phyllis Wheatley
house, was one of the 25 persons
who were presented Town Topper
awards by the sports and attrac
tion committee of the Minneapolis
Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 18.
The awards were given to peo
ple who in the opinion of the com
mute had contributed the moat in
developing athletics in Minne
Rev. H. A. Smith
Dies; Minneapolis
Resident 40 Years
The Rev. H. A. Smith, 221 ft 17th
Ave. 8., Minneapolis, died Monday
night, March 2, in the Minneapolis
General hospital. Rev. Smith was
bom in Vernon, Ind., Feb. 14, 1871.
He had been a resident of the city
for more than forty year*.
He organised Border Methodist
church in 1918 and was its first
pastor. He also founded Shiloh
Temple (Pentecostal), 1900 Third
St., In 1930, where he served as
the pastor until his death.
For many years Rev. Smith
owned and operated a barber shop
and jewelry store on East Frank
lin Ave. Later he operated a bar
ber shop and jewelry store In his
home until his death.
Survivor* are his wife, Mattie
H.; two daughters, Mercedes Mc-
Gowan of St. Paul and Josephine
Howell, Minneapolis; four sons,
Haco and David of Chicago, 111.,
George and Earl, Minneapolis; two
brothers, Grant and Charles, and
one sister, Julia Kelly, all of Co
lumbus, Ind., six grandchildren
and a host of friends. 1
Funeral services will be held
today (Friday) from Shiloh Tem
ple, 1900 S. Third St., at 1 ptm.
o'clock. Elder Herbert Davis of
Leavenworth, Kan., will officiate,
assisted by Elder Alexander Rob
Burial will be in Hillside Ceme
Woodard Funeral Home Is in
charge of arrangements.
Hoaring On Restrictive
Covenant Rill Postponed
Until Monday, March 10
The house judiciary committee
postponed hearings on the bill
that would ban the registering of
restrictive covenants til Tuesday.
Mar. 10.
The hearings were originally
scheduled to be heard this past
Tuesday but were set ahead be
cause there was some confusion
as to the exact date of the hear
Appear With U Symphony
Among the students participat
ing Tuesday night at the joint
concert of the University chorus
and symphony orchestra spon
sored by the music department of
the University of Minnesota were
Roberta Jones and Charles Glenn.
Womanless Wedding
Witnessed by Crowd
At Pilarim Baptist
The second annual "Womanless
(mock) Wedding” of Pilgrim Bap
tist Church was directed by Rev.
and Mrs. Floyd Massey, Jr., on
Friday. Feb. 27. In the downstairs
auditorium of the church.
Lawrence Tarver, as "Miss
Clothespin Goosegrease,” made a
most bewitching bride and was
riven in marriage by Rev. J. W.
Junnell, whose attire and antics as
the father were quite comical The
part of the groom, "Abraham
Lincoln Washington.” was Impres
sively played bv Richard Stokes.
8. E. Hall and William Black were
masterful as the ministers.
James Murray, clad In a Little
Lord Fauntlerov outfit was the
ring bearer, while Moses A Knott.
Sr., made a shv and blushing
flower girl. G. O. Mundell was
best man and Malor Sam Ransom
nlaved the part of the sophisti
cated matron of honor. Brides
maids. dressed satirically in bows
nets and laces, and with ridicu
lously funnv wigs, were: Everett
Chairman. Ted Allen. William
Rravhov. Walter Baines. Percy
Dawson. W. D Gray IT. Alexander
Jordan. Edmond Moore. Timothy
Howard. Merle Young, Tony Lu
cas. Cornelius Tucker. Robert F.
Haves. Leroy Cunningham. Wilbur
Henderson and Albert Moorehead.
Ushers were: David Williams.
John Barker. Harry Richardson,
J. R. Jones. C. 8. Anderson. Joe
Harris. George Brvsnt Sidney E.
Williams. Joe Vasaar. B. L. Mor
ris. A. Kelaev. Nelson Speese.
O. C. Driwtle. W. S Mayes and
J. P. Dorsey.
Owen Jackson rendered a solo
and Mrs. Hattie Belle Smith
played the Wedding March
This affair la sponaored by the
Men's Fellowship for the benefit
of the benevolent fund.
R. C. Gray Lodies Bring Happy Hoars to Vots
Typifying a Red Cross volunteer service that has proved so thor
oughly satisfactory to hospital patients and staffs throughout the
country, 28 Negro women are giving their time each week to help
brighten the long hours of hospitalisation for patients at the Kennedy
Veterans Administration hospital In Memphis, Tenn. Red Cross Gray
Lady Mrs. Anita Barbee finishes an apron, painted by one of the stu
dents, in the occupational therapy rooms.—(ANP-.
20 Business Leaders Endorse
State FEPC Measure, Urge
Passage by Legislature
Twenty leaders in business and industry urged in a pamphlet
printed by the Minnesota League of Women Voters that the
Minnesota legislature pass the Employment on Merit Bill which
is now before the state lawmaking body.
The general theme of the pamphlet, to which the 20 leaders
subscribed, is found in the statement of Bradshaw Mintener,
Inc., who said, "I cannot sse how
we can aver realise our full meas
uOtof economic yell-being until
every man and woman is permitted
to work at whatever he can best
do, regardless of color or religion.”
Signing the handsomely printed
pamphlet were Harry A. Bullis,
chairman of the board. General
Mills, Inc.; Bradshaw Mtntaner,
vice president of PilUbury Mills,
Inc.; Donald C. Dayton, president
of The Dayton Co.; Edwin C.
Moore, president, Powers Depart
ment store; Arthur J. Smaby. gen
eral manager, Midland Wholesale
Cooperative; Lloyd Hatch, vice
president, Minnesota Mining and
Manufacturing Co.; Howard J.
Seeaal, president of Fleld-Schllck,
lac.; Robert F. Albrecht, presi
dent of Albrecht Furs; Julius
Barnes, president, Barnes Ship
building Co.; Leonard Ramberg,
secretary - treasurer, Burma - Vita
Co.; York Langton, Coast-to-Coast
stores; Amulf Ueland, president,
Midland National Bank; D. W.
Onan, chairman of the board, D.
W. Onan & Sons, Inc.; Lawrence
A. Hennlnger, president. Strut
wear, Inc.; Robert White, presi
dent, White Investment Co., Inc.;
George M. Jensen, vice president,
Scott-Atwater Mfg. Co., Inc.;
Lloyd Hale, president. G. H. Ten
nant Co.; Stuart W. Leek, presi
dent, James Leek Co.; D. E. Balch,
vice president. General Mills, Inc.,
and Judson Bemls, vice president.
Bemis Bro. Bair Co.
CAMPY’S 'NEW LOOK' Ns Ml about who wB bo the hen*,
■•—•a* soy sa tho squad whoa the Bnekl/e Dodson toko the ftekL
GhtoW Roy Campaailto (Mater) decided to add mm gtaaaour to tho
tsaaa aad showed op at spring (retain* la Vatu Beach, Fla. last week.
•Psrito* • now iwsMtirhr. Manager Chat Drue re (Ml), aad
of tho Year,” doe Black, edadso QsgD Up slwsaet soft
■Nth Bgara. (Wraepms Photo.) ... .
Bell* S. Tyler
HU* tee CiJtfiirtln
i/iw in waiiTornia,
Mrs. Balls Salter Tyler, a life
long resident of St. Paul, died
Saturday, Feb. 28, at the homo of
her slater, Mrs. Irene Harris, of
Calistoga, Calif.
She was bom In St. Paul Aug.
22, 1891, where she had lived until
six months ago when she went to
live with her elster. She had been
in 111 health for a year. She eras
the widow of the late Charles P.
She was an active member of
Pilgrim Baptist church having
served as a member of the choir
and choir directress, the office
she held until her health failed.
She also had been active In many
musical organizations.
The remains were shipped to
St Paul, where funeral service*
were held 11 a m. Friday, Mar.
6, at Pilgrim Baptist church with
Rev. Floyd Massey officiating, as
sisted by Rev. Denztl Carty.
Surviving her are brother and
sister In law, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney
Salter. Her sister, Mrs. Irene Har
ris of Calistoga, Calif., accom
panied the body to St. Paul for
Burial was is Oakland Ceme
Brooks Funeral Home was In
charge of arrangements.
• A full page of UtMt nows pictures of
tIM national news acena la a regular fea
ture of each edition of this paper.
to 'rtie photo page la only one of the
jsrrfuiy feat urea which make thla newspaper
/a welcome visitor to thousands of honaa
/ in Minnesota and throughout the 48 states.
upo not mlaa a single issue of thla paper.
SKIM us send It to you by mail. Call Midway
Horn Repudiates Subordinates
Statement that He’s Against
New State FEPC Measure
” Staff Writer
What could have been considred a fatal blow for the chances
of FEPC for this session of the legislature was changed Monday
night when Charles L. Horn, president of the Federal Cartridge
Corp., repudiated testimony given Monday afternoon before the
house labor committee by Olin Kaupangr, an employe of the
Kaupanger told the committee
he was speaking in "behalf of my
company," operators of the Twin
Cities Arsenal, and that t£ey were
opposed to FEPC.
This came like a bomb to sup
porters of the bill, because Horn
was one of the first, If not the
first, upper midwest business men
to become actively engaged in giv
ing minority groups employment
opportunity at their highest skill
on a large acale.
Horn eras not In the city at the
time of the hearing, hut Immedi
ately upon his arrival Monday eve
ning he completely denounced
Kaupanger’s testimony before the
labor committee.
The president of the firm stated
when asked by the Spokesman and
Recorder editor if he had author
ized Kaupanger to apeak for the
“Tee asked me whether or not
I had authorised Mr. Otta L Kau
panger to apeak la behalf at the
Federal Cartridge Oorp. at a hear
ing held In St Paal at the state
cmpttol before the tabor commit
tee. This couunittoe was dismiss
ing the new FEPC or Merit bUL
My answer to your question la ae
emphatic “ao.” Mr. Kaupanger
,i|j nn e a. axi- n nmneav
Ultl noi IY|H IBIiUV 101 118 I J
nor waa he asked to speak la oar
“The only Individuals who eae
apeak for the company and Its
poHeiea.. are: Che Hoe L. Horn,
president; Robert It Eh lee, vlee
president, nod Miss Alice Robert
sea, eecretary-treasefer.
"Mr. Kaupanger’* aaaoctatloe la
eaUrety ta the matter of bo—ar
votfoa Soft ho baa no but— do to
apeak except for tho Minnesota
Emergency Conservation Commit
tee secretary."
In order to clear up any confu
sion that may have coma from his
testimony before tho house appro
priations committee In regard to
the governor's Interracial com
mission's stand on FEPC Major
Samuel Ransom, a member of the
commission, told tho labor com
mittee that "wo stand four-square
behind this Mil.”
Tuesday, the chairman of the
commission, the Rev. Francis J.
Gilllgan, released a letter sent to
Sen. Gerald Mullln, one of the
bill's authors, which said that the
governor's interracial commission
was very much In favor of the
current FEPC bill in the legisla
Part of the latter said:
"After years of study of the
problem, the commission la deeply
convinced that an Employment on
Merit statute with enforcement
powers Is necessary In Itself and
furthermore would be the beet
type of an educational device for
promoting good race relations.
"This la the official position of
the commission and as you know
It also represents my personal con
victions. In my opinion, the hour
la too late and the situation la too
serious to believe that this prob
lem can be met merely by a decla-
If anyone knows the where
abouts of Leon Hawkins In
Minneapolis, please call Mrs.
Frank Shaw, U. 4883, or have
him call. His cousin in Los
Angeles. Calif., wants to get In
touch with him at once and
will appreciate any Information
anyone may have concerning
ration of policy without enforce
ment provisions. *
The btll’a supporters, testifying
at the hearing Monday, wore
headed by Rep. P. K. Peterson,
one of the bill's authors, Mrs. R.
C. Duncan, secretary of Statewide
rmployment-on-mertt committee,
and Amos Deinard, chairman of
the Minneapolis FEPC.
The testimony by the proponents
and opponanta of the bill before
the labor oomralttee wsa largely
a repetition of arguments heard
by the senate judiciary committee
two weeks ago.
Otto P. Christenson, executive
vice president of tbs Minnesota
Employers' association, again
headed the opposition. In addi
tion to Ksupenger and Christen
son, those speaking against the
bill were R. K. Humphrey, St Paul
industrial consultant; F. P. Long
way, Northwestern Lumberman’s
association; Edwin W. Elmer, sec
retary-treasurer, Minnesota Can
nets * association; C. H. Bruns,
Duluth Employers council, and
Claude Effnor, Minneapolis, Eff
nor has edited a giveaway sheet
In which he asserts pssssgs of
FEPC will cause whits people to
lose their jobs to Negroes.
The liberals lost a motion to
hold special hearings In the future
on FEPC by s Us vote, five to five.
In the post labor spokeaman have
complained that extended FEPC
hearings, limited to regular ses
sions of the committee, stymie
action on other labor bills,
i The commutes chairman, John
Klnser, Odd Springs, tdd the oom
( mlttee that they were too busy
k with other committee work to hold
extra sessions.
Ha also mid the commutes will
continue consideration of the MU
, when It meets next Monday.
The senate judiciary commlttaa
, voted on the bin Thursday man*
. Ulg.
(Editor's nafai Beeasws we isms
, an the press at tas Haas ef tan
vsOe we wore net atta ta gtve yen
, the suteesas ef tae rota.)
Qhhh Refuses to
See African Chiefs
London, England (ANP)
Nearly a half dosen African chief
tains. here to protest against tbs
federation of their country—Nyas
aland—with Southern and North
ern Rhodesia, won’t be able to aas
Queen Elisabeth of England.
They were informed last weak
by Colonial Beretary Sir Oliver
I Lyttleton that he would not ad
vlee the Queen to see them.
| Immediately following the re
fusal to saa the Queen the native
| chiefs had published a seven page
: “petition to the Queen” In long
| and courtly language. The peti
tion expressed their loyalty to Her
•Majesty and stated reasons why
; they objected to s federation be
j tween the three lands. -
I They fear that federation will
mean that their land wfll be taken
away by the Europeans. "Land Is
the lifeblood of the African peo
ple." the petition declared. *Tf our
land Is taken away, not only our
living but our Independence wfll
be taken away. We would be re
duced to the state of hewers of
wood and drawers of water for the
European employer."
“Federation." the petition adds.
“Is another name for political
dominance by European settlers
and the African has seen how that
political dominance has operated
In the Union of South Africa."
Mrs. Shepard T^f*rsrisnnls
Mrs. Jessie Shepard has sssumsd
the position of social and personal
news writer for the Spokesman
and Recorder papers. Mrs. Shep
ard Is well known la the Twta
She succeeds Mrs. Haael Under
wood, who has held down this im
portant spot on the paper tar n
number of months. Mrs. Under
wood-« health did not permit bar
to return to the hectic grind ef
gathering the news.
However. Mrs, Underwood wfll
write special articles for the pa
per* and win be glad to writs peo
ple up for mail •übecriptloms.
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Check the etaariflsd ads ta ttte
paper tor the answer Is away

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