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Democracy is an empty word unless it
means the free recognition of ability, na
tive and acquired, whether it be found in
the rich or the poor, alien or native, black
man or white. Minorities in the U. S. con
sume much of our national wealth as they
are permitted by group prejudices and
productive capacity. When their produc
tivity is artificially held far below their
potentialties, •••a selfish majority is de
feating its own purpose by limiting the
total productivity to the detriment of the
welfare of American residents as a whole
Drug Ring Plam
Flood Twin
At a preliminary hearing f
on charges of peddling narcot
agent, Robert Lorenz, testified 1
tionwide drug ring had plannee
marijuana and heroin. The hear
The seven men, six of thet
before William Eckley, United I
States Commissioner, in St. Paul. ■
According to local and federal !
law enforcement officers there
have been reports that the Twin
Cities are considered "virgin ter- i
ritory" for narcotics sales because |
peddlers in recent years have
found is extremely difficult to op- |
erate in this area. Some of the |
large operators have been jailed '
in the past three years.
According to a story in the Min- !
neapolis TRIBUNE, written by !
Charles E. Benson. Lorenz testi- I
fied that he had difficulty in mak- '
ing small purchases of heroin and |
marijuana because the "dope ‘
pushers wanted to unload big
chunks" of narcotics. He also 1
testified that members of the al- !
leged ring tried to purchase “hot |
(stolen) diamnods and cars" from '
him during the investigation.
Lorenz made these accusations
against the arrested persons dur
ing his testimony:
David (The Bug) Billups. 27.
319 Western Avenue, St. Paul,
sold him 49 capsules of heroin, but
wanted to deal in quantities of
one ounce (nearly 400 capsules.)
Clarence E. Finnic, 32. 368 Car
roll Ave., helped him buy 15 grains
of heroin from another peddler I
who is a fugitive.
Marion Nicholson. 34. 989 Ron- ,
do Ave.., St. Paul, provided 48
marijuana cigarets which Lorenz
purchased from a "messenger.” |
Walter Blackburn. 32, St. Paul
sold him enough bulk marijuana
in a small breakfast food box to
make 600 cigarets.
Joe Lewis. 32, 399 Carroll Ave..
St. Paul, sold him 18 ounces of
marijuana. enough for 7.000
cigarets that would retail for $1
each. Lorenz paid $l5O for the
bulk marijuana.
Nevin Anderson, 25, 437 Aurora
Ave.. St. Paul, sold him eight
ounces of marijuana for SSO.
enough to make 3.500 cigarets.
Hubert Eaves. 29. 1467 Klainert
St.. St. Paul, sold him 10 mari
juana cigarets.
Commissioner Eckley held all
seven men for grand jury action
and set bonds ranging from $2,000
to $4,000 each.
Maxfield PTA In
Drive To Get
Voters Registered
In order to get everyone in St.
Paul to vote for the November 3
election on the bond issue and*
Charter Amendment, this week
twenty volunteer workers from
Maxfield PTA are contacting all
of the unregistered to urge them
to register before October 13. It
is hopeful that this intensive drive
will bring out the vote 100" I.
The first fall meeting of the
Maxfield PTA will be held on
Monday. October 12 at 8 p m at
the school. All members and
friends are urged to be present to
get first hand information on the
bond issue and Charter Amend
ment. Guest speaker will be Dan
iel Campion.
The community will be brought
up to date about current plans for
the new school by the chairman of
the Advisory Building Committee.
Rev. Floyd Massey Jr.
Toledo. O. (ANP)—Federal
authorities claimed that a 2-state
dope nng which netted $7,000
weekly in Toledo had been smash
ed with the arrest last week of
seven persons.
Authorities said three members
of the ring were accused of steal
ing government checks and forg
ing them to obtain cash to buy
heroin which they peddled to
Toledo addicts.
Arrested in the roundup were
Carlton Cranon. 20 Mrs Doro
thea Clark. 30: Mrs Ardonia
Martin 27; Charles Young, 24;
Oliver Harkins. 21; Lucius Alli
son. 24. and Dave Williams. 26
Authorities said sources in In
diana supplied the Toledo gang
which divided bulk heroin into
capsules which retailed for as
much as $3 50 a supsule here.
The Glory Light Gospel singers
of Rehoboth church, will sponsor
a chicken dinner. Saturday. Octo
ber 10. at 522 Girard Ave N.
Dinner service will begin at 3
p m -advt.
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Harming The Whole
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Cities, Is
i of U.S. Agent
»r seven men arrested Sept. 25:
ics. a government narcotics'
hat it was his belief that a na-
I to flood the Twin Cities with
ing was held Monday.
n colored men, were arraigned I
Fannie Lewis On
T.V. October 15
The name Pierre Lewis 3824
Fourth Ave. So. is well known to !
many Minneapolitans but to the
inmates of Stillwater Prison just
the mentioning of it always brings
forth praise and commendation.
For Fannie Pierre Lewis, now
past her 80th birthdate has been
making an annual trip to the Still
water institution for the past 38
years to bring cheer and goodies
to “her boys". A beautiful insti
tution-baked birthday cake was
presented to her on the occasion
of her latest visit August 16,1953
Mrs. Lewis, the daughter of one
of the old Minnesota pioneers,
was born in the former village of
St. Anthony and can proudly look
back to the administrations of
three wardens, Charles Reed, John
J. Sullivan and Leo F. Utecht.
The present warden Edwin T
Swenson is an old friend.
On Thursday, October 15, Mrs.
Lewis will be presented to the
television audience on the Bea
Baxter program at 1:30 P.M.
KSTP-TV. She will be introduced
by Clifford E. Rucker, executive
secretary of the- Governor’s Inter
racial Commission.
He Earns sll9 a
Week; Arrested
St. Louis (ANP) Verzell
Banner of St. Louis had a unique
system for beating the high cost
of living. He was doing all right
until the law caught up with him
Banner was collecting unem
ployment checks from two states
while working full time in Granite
City. 111., according to an asso
ciate prosecuting attorney who
last week obtained a warrant for
Banner's arrest.
Jasper R. Vettori. the law offi
cial. said Banner maneuvered in
this manner:
He worked full time in Granite
City earning $67 for one week last
March. At the same time he ap
plied for unemployment compen
sation at the Granite City unem
ployment office. He said he had
not worked duripg the week and
collected $27.
Banner then high-tailed It over
to St. Louis where he filed a claim
for $25 unemployment compensa
This brought his total earnings
including wages, to sll9 for the
Banner was riding high until an
investigation disclosed the fast
moves He was then arrested
Dr James W Robinson has
opened offices for the practice of
! optometry at 601 N. W Federal
Building at Bth St and Henne
pin Ave.. Minneapolis.
Dr. Robinson is a native of
Kansas City, Kansas, graduated
from Sumner High and attended
, the University of Kansas Before
entering the army in 1943. he was
■ a student of Civilian Pilot training
at Tuskegee
He received his degree at the
Chicago College of Optometry, is
a member of St. Thomas Episco
pal church, belongs to Mu Sigma
Phi Optometric fraternity also
the Minnesota Optometric Asso
ciation and is a member of the
: Masonic lodge of Kansas City
Mm. Robinson, his wife, is also
. an optometrist
Reader* have often found after
. a brief absence from oar sabacrip
tlnn lists that there Is no substi
tutor for this paper printed in the
I Twin Cities.
linn, a* s '”' / J|| X .I-..—.
"High and Lowdown*
Republicans surprised Negro
leaders who were protesting about
the removal of race relations ad
viser Frank Horne of the Federal
Housing and Home Finance
agency. Home was removed al
right to make room for Republi
can appointee Joseph Ray. Sr.,
Louisville business man and GOP
leader BUT Horne was retained
and named assistant to the ad
ministrator. which in fact may be
a more important post than the
one he vacated.
The GOP boys were smart and
on the ball. They rewarded a
party faithful and kept on the
payroll a man who is a competent
housing authority and who will
strengthen the agency And it was
also good politics.
To add to the prestige of the
"Ike" administration. Mrs. Jes
sie Vann, astute publisher of the
Pittsburgh COURIER has been
named to the Foreign Aid Board,
a post never before held by an
American of color. Already Eisen
hower has made more appoint
ments of consequence in the first
10 months of his administration
than the Demos did in several
years. These appointments can
not be discounted because some
of them are of policy making
level and Bailee imagines others
are to follow.
Of course hundreds of the little
fellows, ordinary Joes and Jills
have been lopped from the govern
ment payrolls ostensibly to cut
expenses. But "what you bet”
that In the next two years for
every employee dropped In the
early wave of economy (patron
age paring) a new employee will
be hired.
Magazines: HARPERS for Oc
• tober has "Stranger Tn The Vil
lage" an article by James Bald
win. Negro author on his ex
periences as a lone "man of color"
m a tiny Swiss village in which
"no black man had ever set foot
The lead article In the October
story of the life and career of Dr.
Howard Thurman by Jean Bur
| den. It’s a most thrilling piece
I about the Negro-American who is
' considered one of the top twelve
religious leaders in America.
The MONTHLY for October
: .also features a 64 page supple
ment on "India Today" which
! should provide considerable in
formation and background on
! what is happening in this import
l ant nation at the present time.
• • •
Query: Whatever happened to
! Mr. Kinsey’s report? Five weeks
ago it was in every discussion.
! public and private. The book
I comes and what happens ? The
' discussion drops to a whisper
, Maybe the tome had too much
HI E Magazine is a new month
ly by Johnson Publishing Co.,
publishers of EBONY. JET and
TAN. Pocket-size, it gives readers
interesting stones about notables
and some not so notable in brief
but not as brief as JET stories It
; has gorgeous photos, is hand
■ somely printed and ought to be
come a best seller among maga
j MM? ' AWwß* i
: z 2 lb
Sept. 25 on narcotic* peddling charges as they were taken from the Ramsey County jail to the
Federal Court building Friday for preliminary hearings The Youths are being held under bail
ranging from >2,000 to >4.000 each Reading from left to right in the photo are deputy L’. 8
marshal John Mortinaon, John Lewis, 399 Carroll, with head covered from camera’s view,
Nevin* Anderson, 437 Aurora; David Billup*., 319 Western; Walter Blackburn, 418 Rondo;
Hubert Eaves, 1469 Klainert and Deputy IT. 8 marshal Charles Morrison.
Denise Is St. Paul Red Feather Kid
lißm£ ftofl
Denril A. Carty of St. Philip's, Episcopal Church, la a Red Feather
Kid for St. Paul's Community Chest Campaign Denise represents
Hallie Q Brown Community House and the other children Robert
Blomquist. Majlis Jalkio and Glen Hinton, all of St. Paul represent
the YMCA, the Girl Scouts and Community Board center.
Area Captains To
Make Red Feather
Reports Friday
Results of five day’s campaign
ing for the St. Paul Community
Cheat will be brought in Friday
by Rice-Lexington area volun
Dr. Charles H. Williams and
John M. Patton, area captains,
will turn in collections before the
Cheats' second campaign report
i meeting Friday noon in the St.
1 Paul Athletic club.
The campaign will provide sup
port in 1954 for 39 Red Feather
health, Welfare and recreation
services in St. Paul Among them
are Hallie Q. Brown Community
House, the St. Paul Urban League
and Crispus Attucks Home.
As the campaign got under way.
leaders stressed the inclusion of
funds for USO in the Chest goal
of $1,732,000. The United Defense
Fund, which includes USO. ‘will
get $67,403 from the St Paul
area by way of the Community
More than HO'v of the UDF
i money will go to services for the
i armed forces— clubs in this coun
' try and overseas and overseas
i camp-show troops. Other organi
zations in UDF are the Ameri
can Social Hygiene Association,
j American Relief for Korea, United
Seamen's Service. National Re
■ creation Association and United
! Community Defense Services.
The latter brings decent health,
recreation and welfare services to
new defense communities, where
intolerable living conditions
I threaten the well-being of defense
' workers and their families.
Dozens of persons who run
want-ads in this paper through
the year report excellent results.
For a small cost you can sell that
discarded living room chair, rent
that spare room or sell those- cur
tains when you change your liv
ing room color scheme. Call to
Back Issues of thio paper are
available at the Minneapolis of
fice. 314 Third Ave. S. Write to
•KAACP Rummage Sale, every day for Issue desired. Send ten
i Saturday at 227 Kondo Ave. All cents for each copy wanted, plus
I are welcome.—advt. ' 2c postage for each copy.
'OBER 9. 1953
James Griffin, 587 Rondo Ave.,
was a delegate from the Police
Union. Local 985. to t he Minne
sota State Federation of Labor
Convention held in St. Paul, Oc
tober sth 6th and 7th. Other dele
gate* were Andrew Neal, 531 St.
Anthony Ave. from the Welfare
Union. laical No. 151. and Clyde
Allen from the Theater Employees
Fall Down Steps
Proves Fatal To
Minneapolis Man
Edward H. Long. 546 Hum
boldt Ave. N died in Asbury hos
pital on Tuesday. October 6 from
injuries received in an accident
which occurred on Saturday, Oc
tober 3 at the Produce Rank
Building where he was employed
Mr Long, who was on duty at
the building slipped and fell down
sixteen stone steps As the build
ing was closed he was not dis
covered until an hour later as he
lay injured. He was rushed to
General hospital where a diagno
sis showed he had suffered a
broken neck. He was later trans
ferred to Asbury hospital where
he died from the Injury.
Mr. Long was bom in Sulphur
Ky. He came to the city in 1920.
and had resided here since that
Funeral services will be held
Friday ( today) at the Woodard
Funeral Chapel with Rev W H
Botts officiating
Survivors include an aunt in
Kentucky, two first cousins. Mrs
Mamie Lytle of Minneapolis and
Mrs. Anna B Lewis of Detroit,
Mich, and another cousin, Mrs
Thomas Tate of Louisville Ky
and other relatives Mrs tzwis
and Mrs Tate came to the city to
attend funeral services.
Burial will be In Crystal Lake
Cemetery with Woodard Funeral
Home in charge of arrangements.
St. Paul Gospel
Union To Prosent
Its Foil Festival
The St Paul Gospel Union la
presenting its annual Fall Music
festival Friday night. Oct. 18 at
St. .lames AMR church. Dale and
West Central.
The program, which begins at
8 p m will be called "Night of
Dorsey Songs" in honor of Prof
Thomas Dorsey, composer and
president of the National Gospel
Choirs and Choruses. Inc. The
numbers to be given by the mas
sed choirs will all be composi
tions of Prof. Dorsey who will
come from Chicago to be a guest
soloist. He will also direct the
The other guest artist will be
Christine Johnson Stewart. a
graduate of the Chicago College
of Muaic. who has studied at the
University of Chicago, the Uni
versity of Illinois, and has been
the leading soprano of Garfield
Henry’s internatlpnally known
Some of St. Paul's leading
musial talent will also appear
musical talent will also appear on
the program including Harriet
Bell Smith, Essie Pipkins and
James Murray.
Don't forget the date. Friday
| night, Oct. 18.
Youth Injured In
Fight; NAACP To
Probe No Arrest
The St Paul NAACP was asked
this week to investigate why the
St. Paul police department and the
city prosecutor have failed to ar
rest a youth who was accused of
attacking 18 year old Neal Wil
liams. 389 Chatsworth on Sept
27. In the RKO Orphcum theatre,
in St. Paul
Rev Kneely Williams, pastor
of Welcome Chapel and dean of
boys at Ober Roys Club, reported
that Neal, his son. suffered the
loss of two teeth when an older
I man struck him In the theatre.
According to Mr. Williams, his
son, and two companions. Verley
Owens. 18 years old, 872 Dayton
and Elroy Harroway, 15, 385 Ron
do, were In the theatre on Sun
day afternoon, Sept 27
‘ Mr Williams says the boys told
him. five men seated In a row In
front of them, asked the boys to
halt a conversation they were
i holding about the picture which
was showing An argument en
sued. When the three youths
I arose to leave the theatre. Mr.
Williams said, four of the men
with whom they were arguing,
followed them.
In the ensuing fight, a 23 year
old youth knocked Williams down
causing the loss of two teeth and
injury to two others Harroway
ran from the theatre
The theatre attendants called
police The youths who attack
ed the three boys told police that
one of the boys had a knife Po
lice searched the two boys who
been Jumped on and found no
kmfe Police took the names of
the men who attacked Williams
and Owens Williams was taken
to Ancker hospital where the re
ceiving surgeon suggested he be
taken to a dentist the next day
The squad car then went to the
home of the Harroway boy and
searched him for a knife Find
ing none all three boys were re
Rev Williams reported the mat
ter to Detective George Barkley
who made an investigation talking
to all youths Involved. Rev. Wil
liams insisted that the man who
struck his son committed an un
provoked assault and should be
charged with assault and battery.
Williams said Barkley demurred
and suggested that the affair
should be dropped because he
thought both sides were wrong
but sent Rev. Williams to city
prosecutor James F Sullivan
Williams said Sullivan would
not issue a complaint against the
youth who struck his son.
Sullivan told this newspaper
Wednesday afternoon that the
police were still Investigating the
case and that if enough evidence
was found to Justify the issuance
Writers' Wishful Thinking
Many writers have felt that the partial
exodus of the Negro population from the
South to the North would "solve" the Ne
gro problem In doing thia some Northern
writers have been thinking of the effects
on the Southern white people. Some others
mainly among Southern writers have
thought of the effect on Northern whites.
They believe that prejudice will rise with
the proportion of Negroes present in
Northern communities; and they feel that
when Northern attitudes become more like
the Southern attitudes, they will lay the
basis for a more unified national opinion
about how to treat Negroes. - Myroal
I sonny •
Midway 8340
Ike Says He Hasn't
Seen Humphrey’s Letter To
Him On School Segregation
Washington - (AN 1‘) President Eisenhower last week re
fused to comment on the two-year delay in integration of school a
on military posts recently proposed by Assistant Secretary of
Defense John A. Hannah.
The 1955 integration deadline announced by Hannah at his
press conference a fortnight ago brought immediate protest from
the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People
and from some of the liberals on
Capitol Hill
In a letter to President Elaen
hower, Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey
(D. Minn.) wrote that a "delay la
clearly unnecaaaary on the basis
of both fact and law."
He expreaaed hla disappoint
ment in the two year postpone
ment announced by the Depart
ment of Defense. after the Presi
dent had made a forthright state
ment on putting an end to segre
gation in these schools and called
for action to carry out hla oder
He wrote:
"I was among the millions of
Americana of both political parties
who welcomed your announce
ment of a few months ago that
the present administration would
continue the policy of the previous
administration and alm toward
the elimination of racial segrega
tion In schools on military poets
where state funds are utlllxed ”
He reminded the President that
children thia year are attending
schools on the post at Fort Ben
ning. Ga. without segregation.
"There is no reason why this
record cannot take place on every
military post within t he jurisdic
tion of the United States," he said.
He called to the President's at
tention. however, that "patterns
of racial aggregation are being
strengthened at Fort Belvoir. Va.,
an<l at Fort Hood, Tex,, with the
cooperation of military officials
at those posts"
Sen Humphrey suggested that
this calls for a complete Investiga
tion. and urged the President to
see that his directive Is carried
out on these bases
The President stated at his
press conference Wednesday that
the Minnesota Senator's letter
had not been brought to hla at
tention He also stated that he
had not been Informed of any de
lay In the plans to Integrate
schools on military posts.
James C. Hagerty. White
House press secretary. also denied
having received any letter from
Hen Humphrey regarding the
school situation.
Ass't Secy. James Hannah said
recently that Sept. 1, 1966. was
set some months ago as the dead
line date for the military services
to eliminate segregated schools.
This would provide sufficient time
to make it possible to work out
with the local nrhool boards, the
U. S Office of Education, and the
military services the arrange
ments that must be made In some
This latest statement was made
in reply to an inquiry sent tn
Hannah by Clarence Mitchell,
director of the Washington
Bureau of the NAACP.
In a reply to Mitchell, Hannah
charged that the newspapers
were not factual in indicating that
hla department had delayed the
date of effectiveness of the Presi
dent's order.
"My attitude on racial integra
tion Is firmly fixed and well
known and I do not expect to
vary from It,” declared Hannah.
He told Mitchell that it wax dis
couraging to be criticised by the
NAACP when the Defense depart
ment Is trying to accomplish the
objective that the association
seeks and to which he /Hannah)
of a complaint he would issue one
Tuesday Rev Williams asked
the NAACP to make an investiga
tion of the case In an effort to
learn why the city prosecutor will
not prefer charges against the
youth who Injured his son
Detective Barkley told this
newspaper witnesses of the ruckus
said Harroway. who ran. had a
knife In his hand The other men
told police that while the argu
ment went on in the body of the -
theatre the Harroway boy dis- i
played a switch blade knife. '
cleaned his nails with It and made
threatening remarks.
Barkley said that there was no
claim that, the Williams boy had ;
a knife or that he assaulted any- ,
one He said the youth who admit
ted striking Williams claimed the
blow wax intended for Harroway.
who It is claimed, brandished a
Federal Cartridge
Names James Mann
To Rotations Post
James Mann. AM Iglchart Ave..
St. Paul, has been made adminis
trative assistant in the depart
ment of Industrial relations tn the
■k >1
Federal Cartridge Corp., operated
Twin Cities Arsenal.
Announcement wax made thia
week by Charles L. Horn, presi
dent of the concern which during
the years from 1941 to 1945 mate
rially changed Twin City employ
ment patterns by fully utilllxlng
Negro-American labor, attracting
nationwide attention.
Mr Mann will serve as an as
-1 slstant to Oscar H. Sell, director
of Industrial relations, devoting a
portion of his time to the problems
of Negro employes in the huge
His Job will be similar to a de
gree to the position occupied by
Cecil Newman, local editor and
close friend of Horn, in the World
War II period. Newman still
serves as an adviser to Mr. Horn.
Mann has served on the plant
guard force for two and one-half
years. He was active and an offi
cer in the guard force union He
is 34 years old. has attended Ten
nessee State College and the Uni
versity of Minnesota He is mar
ried to the former Thelma Bayles
of Minneapolis and the couple
have two children His wife la
pursuing a master’s degree in die
tetics at the University.
Horn said he expected Mr Mann
to make good In his new float be
cause he feels he has the poise,
training and ability to handle his
new Job.
Three other Negroes hold re
sponsible Jobs at the arsenal. One
Is the well known civic figure.
Talmage Ft Carey, who heads the
custodial department of 250 em
ployes; Oscar Newman, who is a
personnel technician In charge of
personnel in one of the manufac
turing buildings, and Viola How
ard. also a personnel technician
Negroes hold a large variety of
other jobs in the plant.
Ixwi Angeles
An outraged husband who com
plained that he returned to the
city after an 18-month absence to
find his wife with a brand-new
baby, this week filed suit for di
vorce in Superior Court this week,
charging her with adultery.
Filing suit against his wtfe.
Doria, was L. A. Redmon, who
stated In his complaint that he
married her here in March. 1950
separated from her April 9. 1951.
His complaint lists no children or
community property belonging to
the couple.
The United Men's Club of Pil
grim Rest Baptist Church is hav
ing an old-fashioned southern
fried chicken dinner with all the
trimmings on Saturday. October
10. at the church starting at 4
p. m . until.
Come out and get a treat from a
A Card of Thanks In thia paper
want to know of your appreela
tlon for kind deeds done tn hours
of bervaveenenL Call Midway
MM for that service.

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