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Have Tiotns Changod?
“ it is usually true that the very
representatives of the two races, who for
mutual benefit and the welfare of the land
ought to be in complete understanding and
sympathy, are so far strangers that one
side thinks all whites are narrow and pre
judiced and the other thinks educated Ne
groes dangerous and insolent. The white
man. as well as the Negro is bound and
barred by the color line, manv a scheme
of friendliness, philanthrophy and generous
fellowship—has dropped stillborn.— W. E
B. Dußois (1903 >
Ever Stop To Think
About What Makes
The Paper You Read ?
Ever stop to consider what it takes to produce even the
smallest newspaper!
Let’s consider the publisher for a moment. On a smaller
weekly newspaper, he likely is not only the editor and publisher
of the newspaper, but the adman, job printer. Linotype op
erator, press feeder, circulation manager and bookkeeper, and
perhaps the photographer. He is
Jack-of-all-trades if ever there
was one. On a larger weekly he is
relieved of some of those duties,
but never all of them—for he has
to fill in many times in numerous
places. His job parallels that of
the editor of a small daily
But don't think for a moment
that the publisher of the large
dally is a one-niche man. While he
may be freed of a lot of the chores
of the publisher of a smaller news
paper he faces a multitude of
problems not common to the little
man. Once you cross a certain line
in the publishing business, you
face the big problems of employee
relations, labor unions, mass dis
tribution, newsprint shortages,
and greater and greater civic re
Newspapering has become a
complicated profession. The editor
must be able to sense the public
pulse, evaluate the news, and re
lay the events of the day to the
reader in such a rfianner that he
will fully understand what is tak
ing place at home and abroad. It
is his responsibility, too. to inter
pret the news, advise on matters
of local concern and stand up for
the people's rights. He must
•know something about everything
and everything about something"
—the latter being the newspaper
It is his duty, also, to display
the news in his publication in such
a manner, typographically, as to
attract the reader's eye to the
more important news. At the same
time, he must not overplay an un
important event; or underplay an
important happening. He weighs
the news as carefully as the but
cher weighs the meat or the gro
cer the apples, or the filling sta
tion attendant measures the gaso
line. Did you ever stop to think of
What about the adman? Did
you know that he probably spent
several years in school learning to
plan ads that would appeal to you
as a reader, sell merchandising for
you as an advertiser, and bring
buyer and seller together? Did
you know that he studied mer
chandising. layout, copywriting,
selling and continues to study
those things--so that he can ad
vise intelligently on advertising
and can be a merchandising coun
selor, so to speak?
Do you realize that the reporter
must be a person of broad train
ing, with a great knowledge of
many things? Did you ever stop
to think of the multitude of as
signments he covers? Of the com
plicated subjects he is called upon
to report?
Sit down some day and try to
write a story about a meeting you
attended. For example, the city
council, the medical society, the
bar. the ministerial alliance, the
PTA. Ever try to write up a trial,
a football game, a drowning, a
funeral, a fair or festival -all in
the same day? That's a fair sam
ple of the reporter's job. Often
times. in addition, he has to cover
the police station, the city hall,
the court house, the chamber of
commerce—and write a feature
about the biggest melon, or the
smallest midget, or the newest
automobile. It's fun. No doubt
about that And you meet the
finest people, the worst people, the
prettiest, the zaniest—all those
who make life what it is That is
the reporter's job—bringing you
life as it is—for he is the mirror
of all that happens.
There are society reporters, po
lice reporters sports reporters,
feature writers—each with a sepa
rate task to perform—on the
larger newspapers On the smaller
publications the reporter does it
all—like a one-man band.
Writing a story is one job. Get
ting it into print is another. Enter
now the mechanics of publishing
a newspaper
That story, that ad. that head
line—all must be set in type A
few. very few newspapers, still
are set by hand On those, every
small letter in the newspaper is
picked out individually from a
type case, and set in its proper
place in the columns On most
newspapers. typesetting is a
mechanical chore performed by a
Linotype—a machine which sets,
as Its name Indicates, a line of
type at a time. The Linotype oper
ator. the compositor, the makeup
man the pressman—all have their
jobs to do tn the backshop and
all have spent years training for
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those jobs. Theirs is the big re
sponsibility of getting the news
paper to "bed" and into the hands
of the readers.
Distribution of the newspaper
requires the services of the "circu
lation man." On the small publica
tion that responsibility rests with
the printer’s devil (which is the
name given an apprentice who is
all-around handyman*, the pub
lisher's wife or a circulation man
ager. On the larger publications
the job requires many men and
big departments with special
supervisors in each —one for city
circulation, one for mail circula
tion. a circulation manager with
over-all authority and hundreds
of carrier boys, street salesmen
and news stand distributors.
Publishing a newspaper is BIG
BUSINESS . . . whether it be in
Podunk Hollow or New York City.
No longer can a newspaper be es
tablished with a "shirttail full of
type." The day of the "bedroom
print-shop" passed long ago. ANY
newspaper, regardless of its size,
represents as great an investment
as almost any business in its
town. Type is very expensive.
Metal is extremely high. News
print has skyrocketed in price. A
Linotype machine alone costs
thousands of dollars, to say no
thing of the complicated presses.
And they represent only parts of
the mechanics of producing to
day’s newspaper. For there arc
the melting pots, the saws, the
trimmers, the strip casters, the
chases, the typewriters and the
thousands of little items that go
to make up even the smallest
This is written to encourage you
to visit the newspaper plant in
your home town. To see how it
functions, what makes it tick
and to have a greater understand
ng of the Job that newspaper is
doing for you and your commu
James Richey In
Double Trouble On
Traffic Violation
A Minneapolis man. who police
charged left the scene of an ac
cident ran into double trouble last
Friday night.
He is James Richey, 1023 Ol
son Highway.
Police say Richey, at about
11:15 p. m. driving his car struck
a parked car at Olson and Lyn
dale and drove off The owner of
the other car. Sam Miller. 96
Royaston, came out and gave
chase to Richey. authorities
Miller caught Richey at Olson
and Dupont.
Richey told Miller he would
see him the next day and straigh
ten out the matter. Miller demur
red and asked Richey to wait until
the police came.
Richey drove off and Miller re
ported the matter to the police.
A radio broadcast ordered Rich
ey's pickup on sight. Approxi
mately 15 minutes later his car
was sighted at Lyndale Ave and
Lake St by Officers Wilson and
Camfield who arrested him at the
corner of 33rd and Lyndale.
The officers searched Richey
and found a .25 calibre automatic
in his possession.
He was taken to headquarters
and booked on a disorderly con
duct charge for police court and
on three charges in traffic court.
Officers say he was under the in
luence of liquor
Saturday morning Richey plead
ed not guilty to the disorderly
conduct charge. When his attor
ney. Phillip Tupper asked for a
dismissal on the grounds no dis
orderly conduct had been proven
the city attorney, Leo McHale
Immediately lodged a charge of
unlawful possession of firearms
Richey was fined SIOO.
The traffic violation case is
scheduled for today. Friday. Oct
2. The businessman is charged
with drunk driving hit and run
and driving without a driver’s lic
Mr Richey ownes the old Kist
ler building at Lyndale and Olson
which now houses apartments on
the second floor and businesses on
rhe ground floor He owns several
other enterprises
This paper after* the discrim
Inatlag reader a well balanced
reading diet.
"High and Lowdown"
We doff our chapeau to seven
Minneapolis firms who are run
ning full page ads in Business
Week to attract industry to the
Upper Midwest. This is good pub
lic service. The firrfls are First
National Bank. Investors Diversi
fied Services. Minneapolis Gas
Co.. Northern States Power Co.,
Northwestern National Bank.
WCCO-TV and the Minneapolis *
St. Louis Railway.
The ads are designed to promote
the Upper Midwest as a location
for new plants and distributive
factUities by calling attention to
its booming economic develop
ments. With states like Mississip
pi slipping into Minnesota and
offering no taxes and other prem
iums to woo our plants away
from the area, it is refreshing to
see some of the leading firms get
ting together to sell the advant
ages of this great area to business
and industry elsewhere.
South Carolina members of the
NAACP gave the NAACP a check
for 5 thousand smackers (dollars)
last week. The people down there
must believe freedom costs
Frank Yerby’s new novel, "The
Devil's Laughter" (Dial Press. N
Y„ $3,501 is well rated by James
J. Foree Associated Negro Press
book reviewer.
In Baltimore the NAACP op
poses a major league team fran
chise because of segregation at
that city's baseball parks. The
NAACP through Walter White
urged American I-eague owners to
turn down the Baltimore plea for
the St. lands Browns club. It
didn’t help much, Baltimore fin
ally got the Browns!
New Girls Worker
At Wheatley House
Among the staff members to be
introduced at the Phyllis Wheatley
House Open House Oct 9, will be
Miss Catherine Norman, new girls
worker. Miss Norman succeeds
Miss ’Gloria Williams, resigned.
Miss Norman was born in Gal
ena. Kansas and received her A B.
and M A. degrees from Kansas
State Teacher's College at Pitts
burg. Kansas, She brings to Phyl
lis Wheatley a varied background
including training in Social Wel
fare, Psychology. Music and
Dramatics. Miss Norman taught
school for several years. As a
teacher she participated in the
Civic affairs of her community
and was a volunteer leader for
Girls Scouts. Y-teen leader, and
Sunday school teacher She also
has been active in UNESCO, and
is a member of the Alpha Kappa
Alpha Sorority.
Miss Norman's M.A. Thesis was
in the field of family problems and
counselling Her training and skill
in diversified fields is expected to
add much to the girl's program at
Phyllis Wheatley
The American Baptist Mission
Fall Convocation will be held on
Monday and Tuesday. October sth
and 6th at Calvary Baptist church
260* Blaisdell Ave Rev Orva Lee
Ice is the host minister
The theme for this meeting
will be "Izird Speak To Me." Mrs
Tone Brown. President of the
Mission Guild of Bethesda Bap
tist church, is chairman of the
promotional committee and will
stress woman's work
AU mission minded women are
especially urged to attend the
sessions on Monday. October 5.
which still begin at 11 o’clock and
adjourn at 3 p m Luncheon will
be served al 12 15 noon.
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Mrs. Roy Campanella cheerfully helps David Moore of Edward R. Morrow's staff make a
preliminary survey of the Campanella home before the CBS Television cameras move in on l-'ri
day, October 2, when the famous Dodger catcher and his family well be interviewed "live” on
the priniiere broadcast of Mnrrow’s new CBS Television aeries ‘‘Person To Person.’’
Shown here in the Campanella rumpus room where the‘‘Person To Person" broadcast will
originate, are (1. to r.) David (‘anipentdla, 10, Moore, Mrs. Campanella, Tony, .3 and Roy ,lr.,
age 5.
Roy Sr. gets in the picture over Mrs. Cam panelln’s head
N.A.A.C.P.’s Mitchell Raps
Slow End of Jimcro
Schools On Army Posts
Washington - (ANP)- The National Association for tin
Advancement of Colored People, through its Washington Bur
eau director, Clarence Mitchell, last week protested the de
partment of defense decision that it would wait two years be
fore ending segregation in schools on military posts.
The defense department’s announcement was made by the
Assistant Secretary, John A. Han- ' '
nah. last week at the weekly press | The NAACP charged military
conference. The revelation came ■ officials with entering Into con
after a reporter had inquired as tracts to keep schools on posts
to whether segregation was still I segregated, even after the Presi
practlced in schools on military dent had clearly stated that such
bases in the southern states. undemocratic policies should be
: ended.
Hannah admitted that it was.
but added that the deadline for
complete integration was set for
autumn of 1955. He pointed out
that many problems had to be
ironed out by officials in the
various states.
If integration cannot be accom
plished through negotiations by
that time, said the defense as
sistant secretary, it will be up to
Mrs Hobby's department to fur
nish integrated facilities This
might mean the building of new
The White House announced
last March that integration In
schools on navy bancs would be
completed by fall of this year.
The Defense Department’s posi
tion drew fire from the NAACP
Mitchell's letter to Hannah de
clared that persons who have been
interested In thwarting the Presi
dent's plan to end segregation on
military posts have apparently
taken the “upper hand."
“We have a strong suspicion
that much of the delay in chang
ing practices of segregation can
be traced to the U. S. Office of
Education," declared the NAACP
spokesman. "This agency has been
consistently hostile to any pro
gram of integration."
Mitchell urged the defense de
partment to adopt an integrated
program as rapidly as possible
“I have followed the course of
legislation which makes funds ,
available for the operation of i
schools on military posts and I :
can see no reason, under the law
which would prevent the military i
from taking over and operating of |
all existing schools on military j
posts now.” continued the letter I
"Hence, there can be no legal I
justification for the delay.
Red Feather Time Again
Its Red Feather time again. The bright hued feather rep
renenta the cooperative effort# of our city and county for orga
ized support for private aocftil welfare and aervi
ficial opening i« October sth
In St. Paul there are 39 of these ageneies including the St
Paul Urban League, Hallie Q. Brown Community House and
Criapua Attuckx Home which are supported wholly or in part
part by the money citizens give each year to the community
Your contributions to the Community Ch'-t are needed
more today than ever before because a portion of the money
r lined goes to provide the young men and women in our armed
services with recreational outlets while they are away from us.
The important service* which al) the agencies benefiting
from the Community Chest render are too numerous to mention
here. .Suffice it to say that every cent you contribute to the Red
Feather campaign brings baek tremendous dividends in commu
nity betterment. Yon can afford to give more than usual this
year. Do thia neighbor. You ean’t imagine how g axl it will
make you feel.
St. Paul NAACP
Women To Hold
Rummage Sales
Every Saturday until further
notice, the St. Paul NAACP co
ordinating Committee will hold
Rummage sales at 227 Rondo
Money raised will go to the
NAACP Freedom Fund whose
goal Is the end of all types of ra
cial discrimination by IMM. the
100th anniversary of the Emanci
pation Proclamation.
The Coordinating committee is
composed of about 30 St. Paul
women. President of the group Is
Mrs Allie Hampton, vice presi
dent. Mrs. Addie Few; secretary
Mrs. Frank Smith, and treasurer.
Mrs. Marie Rawls.
Mrs Bessie Turpin of the Com
mittee is this year's NAACP
Christmas Seals chairman for St.
Paul. Mrs. Lula King is chairman
of the weekly rummage sales The
group solicits clothes for the sale
Many of the women will work two
hours a week mending and repair
ing the garments for the sale.
Citizens having ’Bundles for
Freedom" for the rummage sale
may call Mrs King at Ml’lberry
5229 of Mrs Few at DAle HS9I
and the bundles will be picked up.
Don’t forget to attend the rum
mage sale. There will be many
useful Items for sale Sale every
Saturday at 227 Rondo.
All St Paul women who arc
members of the NAACP are elig
ible for membership in the Co
ordinating committee
NAACP Rummage Sale, every
Saturday at 227 Rondo Ave. All
are welcome.—advt.
agencies. Of
Robert R. Mitchell
PTA Music Chairman
Active In City
Robert R. Mitchell, active in St
Paul civic and church circles has
music committee of the St. Paul
Parent-Teachers Association
Mr Mitchell will have charge of
the planning of the music phases
of the PTA's In the association.
This is the second time Mr
Mitchell has been honored for out
standing work in the PTA In
1948 the Marshall high school
PTA executive council presented
him a citation and a life member-
ship for his service to the school
Mr. Mitchell was soloist at the
opening session of the St. Pau)
Pouncil of PTA's annual school of
instruction at Central high school
on Sept 17. Together with his
wife xl others he conducted a
music workshop
The PTA music chairman's
music background is extensive
While a student at Tuskegee he
played bass violin in the school
orchestra and was a memt»er of
the world famous Tuskegee choir
and quartet.
Since settling In St Paul in
192 k he has been associated with
different musical groups Follow
ing his membership In the Swanee
quartet which appearer! on the
radio In 1929 Mitchell was direc
tor of choirs at St James AME
church, Zion Presbyterian church
and St Philips Episcopal
My desire,” says Mr Mitchell
“is to aid In enriching the cultur
al life of St Paul.”
The PTA lender holds member
ships In numerous organizations
Including the executive committee
of St. Paul Council of PTA's;
Rainbow Club composed of var
ious nationalities in the Twin
Cities; secretary of the St Paul
Urban la-ague board of directors;
chairman bishop's committee of
St Philips Episcopal church and
the Sterling Club.
A graduate of Tuskegee Insti
tute Mr Mitchell has done grad
uate work at Maraester College
He is a Federal government em
ployee He is married and has two
daughters One is Pearl, a Ramsey
county welfare board employee,
the other is Rachels, nine years
In at. Paul give generously to
the Community Chest It supports
39 agencies Including the Mt.
Paul Urban league. Hallie Q.
Brown Community House and
Crispus At tucks Home.
K**p F**t On Ground
Every celebrity, no matter how high he
might climb, would do well always to re
member to keep hi* feet on the ground.
There is nothing so ephemeral a* fame—
especially in the entertainment world—
and the hero of today is often the bum of
tomorrow. No one like* a conceited,
thoughtless person no matter how talent
ed he may be and the man rising rapidly
in the public eye could heed well the phil
osophy expressed in an old Uncle Remus
proverb: "Watch out when you are getting
all you want. Fattening hogs ain’t tn luck."
Ebony Magazine
Midway 8340 »4 00 PER YEAR, 10 CUNTS PER COPY
Federal Narcotic Agents
Nab 7 Suspects In
Dope Ring Round-up
(See Editorial Page 4)
Last Friday night, Sept. 25, Federal narcotic agents assist
ed by St. Paul police garnered seven suspects in an effort to
dry up the Twin City source of marajuana and heroin. Six of
the men arrested were Negro and a seventh white.
Narcotic agents mid members of the St. Paul police morals
squad planted near Rondo Ave. and I amis say they observed
Mumn Nicholson. 34. of 989
Aurora passing six packages of
marijuana cigarettes to Hubert
Eaves. 22, of 1489 Klalnert around
6 30 p. m. Friday.
Each package contained eight
marijuana cigarettes often refer
red to as "weeds" or “sticks." The
two men were placed in custody.
An Immediate roundup of associ
ates of the group began and by
early Saturday morning five
other men had been arrested.
Hehl under ball are Walter B
Blackburn, 32, of 418 Rondo. Hu
bert Eaves, Joseph It. la-wla. 32.
of 432 Aurora. Marian A. Nichol
son, John Green, 22. of 308 Hondo,
and Troy L. Johnson. 27. of 309
St. Anthony.
Federal agents would not state
whether the entire "ring" had
been apprehended or how much
dope had been con fl mated Agents
did nay the group arrested are re
sponsible for moat of the narcotic
sale* In the Twin Cities In recent
All but Green and Johnson are
charged with "transfer of narcot
ic*." Green la held aa a "narcotic*
law violator” and Johnaon aa a
material witness The men were
arraigned before William H Eck
ley. U. H commissioner. today and
Annual St. Paul Urban
League Meeting Hears
New York Councilman
A ringing aildreaa by City Councilman Leland N. Jones,
young Buffalo, N. V. leader was th* feature of the ,30th annual
ineifting of the Nt. Paul Urban League on Thurxday, Sept. 24.
At the aaine meeting, Rev. Fmiicis Gilligan, long-time ac
tive aa board member and president of the league announced
that he was serving his final year ns board chairman.
Arthur McWatt
Dies; Was Well
Known Pullmanite
Service* for Arthur McWatt,
728 Sherburne Ave., who died
Thursday night, September 2-1,
were held at 10 a m. Monday,
September 28, with Father Den
zll A. Carty, rector of St. Phillip*
Episcopal church, of which he was
a member officiating.
Mr McWatt. a Pullman em
ployee. suffered a heart attack
while on duty aboard the North
Coast Limited N. P. Ry. train, en
route to Chicago, and was taken
off the train at Prairie du Chien,
Wis., rushed to a hospital where
he succumbed a few hours later
He was bom In Georgetown.
Demary, British Guinea in South
America on September 5. 1891. He
came to St. Pau) in 1913. He was
married to Miss Carrie Lowe,
daughter of one of St. Paul’s
pioneer families and business men
in 1915, and had been a resident of
the city since that time
He was a member of Gopher
Lodge, 105. IBPOE. the Past
Exalted Ruler’s Council No. 32.
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Por
ters and the Pullman Porter’s
Benefit Association.
Surviving are his wife. Carrie,
two daughters. Mrs Martha Hay
nes of Charleston. W. Va., Mrs
Carolyn Bowman of Brunswick. N
J.. two sons, Arthur Chandler Me
Watt Jr, of Minneapolis. Ran
dolph of St. Paul and four grand
Burial wax In Oakland Ceme-
Mrs Haynes and Mrs. Bowman
and children came to the city.
Rabbi To Talk
On Housing
Sunday, at 9:15 a. m.. October 4.
Rabbi W Gunther Plaut will de
vote his Sunday morning broad
cast over WMIN to a discussion
of the problem of the Negro who
seek* decent housing in Minne
He will make special reference
to the recent pamphlet. “The Ne
gro As A Neighbor." published by
the Governor’* Interracial Com
Back issues of this paper are
Hl al table at the Minneapolis of
fice. SI4 Third Ave. H. Write to
day for Issue desired. Send ten
neats for each copy wanted, plus
tti postage for each copy.
remanded to t lie Ramsey county
jail. Bail was set at *5.000 each
•or all except Johnaon whose bail
was set at *SOO.
Two of the men arrested are
local youth*, one came here from
Pea Moines, one from Chicago
and another claim* California a*
hl* home.
• • •
I Nee current number Saturday
Evening POST).
Humphrey Letter
To "Ike" Backs
NAACP Protest
Washington. D. C. Senator
Hubert H. Humphrey (D. Minn.)
■ today releam-d the text of a letter
he had sent to ITesident Eisen
hower, urging an investigation of
| "pattern* of *egregation’' in
! schools on military posts. He
I specifically mentioned Instances
at Fort Belvoir, Virginia and Fort
Hood. Texas.
The exclusive services of the
Associated Negro Press tell In
formed readers of this paper each
ueek of the progress and prob
lems of Africa. Our readers get
Information not found In other
Minnesota paper*.
Rev Gilligan and 8. Edward
Hall, member of the Urban
League board since it* founding
were both presented citation* for
outstanding service rendered the
Ix-Hgue and community.
Gustav I-arson, president of the
Saint Paul Association made the
presentation to Rev. Gilligan Mr.
Hall received hl* citation from
Rev. Gilligan.
The nominating committee
headed by John M Patton sub
mitted the following nominees for
board members. For three year
terms: Ruth L. Bowman. Dr. J.
W Crump, W’llllam Godette, Rev.
Floyd Massey Jr., Carl T. Schune
man, Mrs Carl T Schuneman.
Clayton G. Rein and Joseph Ok
For two year terms: Rev. Den
zil Carty. To fill the unexpired
terms of George Mann and Rev.
James Dixon, Mrs. Leroy Lazen
bury and Carl Hennemann were
The recommendations of the
nominating committee whose
other member* were Leona Win
ner. Robert R MiL hell and Floyd
Masury Jr., was approved by
voice vote.
Councilman Jone* sparkling ad
dress was well received. Jones
said ■' ••• if we want America at
all. we had better appreciate that
the name, America is. has been,
and must continue to be the Am
-1 erica that all American* say it
must be. It must be an America
of, by and for the people.”
Citing the discontent of the
American Negro, Jone* said that
the wants of the Negro are very
i simple. The Negro wants the same
: right* and privilege* that all
1 other* enjoy together of course,
with the responsibilities which r.e
has always assumed.
Jones retailed what ten of the
leading American Negro figures
said they felt the Negro wanted
from his native land.
He said that an American better
employed, better housed and
betted educated can do a better
job fighting communism.
The speaker advocated public
interest in housing as a requisite
for good citizen*. He set forth
some of the Illa of the nation and
pointed to some of the progress in
human r elation* andeconomic ad-
About 175 persona attended the
dinner meeting held at the Hotel
Thoma* Talley is executive sec
retary of the St. Paul Urban

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