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T I 'J i I T ■ • 1 ■ XcO' \ MINNEAPOLIS SPOKESMAN EE VOLUME 1, NO. 11 Minneapolis, Minnesota, Friday, October 19, 1934 PRICE FIVE CENTS Three Day Celebration In Honor of Zion Pastor ZION BAPTIST HONORS PASTOR AND WIFE The fifth anniversary of the Rev. fi. W. Botts of the Zion Baptist Dhurch, Minneapolis, coupled with ;he return of the pastor and his vife from a month’s vacation gave ;o the church the opportunity for i three day celebration in which ;he members, officers and the sev eral auxiliaries together with all Rev. H. W. Botts. the church departments joined. Celebration Began Wednesday Wednesday evening the festiv ities began with a program spon sored by the church officers and their wives with’ B. Danner as Master of Ceremonies. The chief feature of the evening presented a fireplace filled with logs, each log bearing on its face a letter and together spelling the words “Homecoming.” The fur ther significance of this picture was explained by Mrs. Anna B. Lewis as showing the important relation between each member and the church—each letter the beginning of a vital slogan, as honor, obedience, etc. CHOIR AND USHER BOARD SPONSORS THURSDAY The usher board and the choir sponsored the Thursday program. C. E. Newman, Minneapolis Spokesman editor, was the prin cipal speaker. Excellent music was furnished by Mrs. Mildred Mande ville, soloist; Messrs. Johnson, Wade, Henderson and Brown, well known quartette, and a reading, “Give Them the Flowers Now,” an appropriate rendition by Mrs. Minerva Totten. SUNDAY SCHOOL AND B. Y. P. U. Friday night ended the celebra tion with the young people of the Sunday school and the B. Y. P. U. presenting the largest program of the series. Mrs. M. E. Bell was Mistress of Ceremonies. Paul E. Turner discussed church loyalty and co-operation with the pastor. A very beautiful three-layer cake, provided by the church and pre pared by Mrs. J. E. Chandler, decorated with five candles em blematic of the five years of serv ice of the pastor, was presented to Rev. and Mrs. Botts. It was the center of interest and admiration. At the same time a handsome hand painted plate and cake knife were given to Mrs. Botts by the ladies. Children Raise Offering The children sang some very sweet songs and later six little boys and six little girls each bear ing a box with the name of a month of the year on it came to the front of the church and invited the audience to give its offering in the box having the birth month of the donor. Rev. and Mrs. Botts responded to the gracious words and gifts of their membership and friends after which the large gathering was served free ice cream and cake. Each evening of the entertainment the church was well filled with the members and friends of Zion. “Ernest Lundeen Deserves Negro Support”, Newman Ernest Lundeen, present member of Congress and candidate for election to Congress from the third congressional district, is an able representative of the people. The editor of this newspaper recom mends him to the colored people of the Third District. Mr. Lundeen is a member of the Farmer-Labor ■ * WW ■HBO. < ERNEST LUNDEEN Party. Despite his party affilia tions, Oscar De Priest, Chicago Re publican, and our only Negro Con gressman, recommends him to the colored voters of the state. Mr. Lundeen has always been an ex ponent of fair play for the Negro. His opponents, Josiah Chase, Re publican, and Schmidt may be good men but neither have evinced any interest in the Negro. We know Lundeen and how he stands. Cecil E. Newman, Editor. MINNEAPOLIS SUNDAY FORUM The Minneapolis Sunday Forum had the first meeting of the season Sunday, Oct. 7. There was an elec tion of officers as follows: Presi dent, Mr. Curtis Chivers; vice president, Mrs. Mae Marshall; Miss Marionne Peebles, secretary; treas urer, Mrs. Mildred Strader; jour nalist, Mr. Earl Shamwell; critic, Mr. William M. Smith. Mrs. Blanche Mason gave an in teresting word picture of the Negro pageant “Sing New Song.” On Sunday, Oct. 21, Mr. Max Schwartz speaks on the subject “As Others See Us.” Mr. Schwartz is a teacher under the Adult Edu cation; a graduate of the Univer sity of Minnesota, and of the Min neapolis and St. Paul Art schools, also studied in the Chicago Art School. Mr. Schwartz is primarily interested in color and design in Clothing and Interior decoration. The immediate Forum programs following Mr. Schwartz will pre sent John Ackers on Nov. 4, “Mur der for Profit”; Nov. 18, “Why Europe Faces War”; Edward Kane, speaker. Other programs will be published later. lOWA’S SENSATIONAL “TEXAS TORNADO” OZE EDWARD SIMMONS, Halfback, 170 lbs., 5 ft. 11 in„ 19 years, lowa Class, 1937, Home, Ft. Worth, Texas Simmons, lowa Star All-Around Athlete (lowa University News Service) Oze Edward Simmons was bom in Gainesville, Tex., June 22, 1915. After his family moved to Ft. Worth, he went to Terrell high school and was all-state halfback for three years when his school won the Texas Negro school cham pionship. He won eleven high school let ters in four sports—football, bas ketball, baseball, and track. Dur ing his senior year, he won the state Colored school 100-yard dash title in 09.9. His first experience in athletic competition against white men oc curred in the University of lowa’s football game with South Dakota here Sept. 29. Heard of Others Simmons and his older brother, Don, came to lowa because they heard of Ossie Solem as a fine coach and because they knew that other Negro youths had succeeded as members of Hawkeye teams. Among these were Edward Gordon, Olympic broad jump champion of 1932; Duke Slater, second all- American tackle in 1921; Wendell Benjamin, another tackle of the early thirties; and Orthel Roberts, sprinter of a decade ago. He works as a car-washer in a local garage during his odd hours, doing much of his labor at night. When he was down in his studies at the end of his freshman year, he stayed here during the summer and doggedly made up work to become eligible. He loves football and was persistent in his desire to play for lowa. As a freshman, Simmons ap peared in scrimmage against the varsity only a few times, but did some sensational returning of punts and open field running. He is proud of his tricky footwork, his sudden burst of speed, baffling change of pace, and deft dodging. He often makes an ambitious tackler look foolish, as he pivots off in a different direction. A 5 Yard Average In lowa’s first three games, he averaged 5 yards per trial in at tempts from scrimmage. He made 166 yards in the Northwestern game, his first Big Ten contest, anc returned seven punts for a tota of 124 yards, also running 47 yards for a touchdown. Simmons is very reticent, almost apologetic about his success anc abashed by the blaze of publicity. His reaction to the many column inches of praise after his brilliant performance against Northwestern was: “Shucks, I couldn’t do any of that running without the block ing of such swell players as Crayne and Fisher and the rest. It sure is a lot of fun to play football with them.” Brother Don—Publicity Man Since Oze does not like to talk about himself, he leaves that de tail to his brother, Don, 22 years old, 6 feet, and 177 pounds, who is spokesman for the pair. Don is al ways ready to expand upon the subject of Oze’s skill, and after each game does a rushing business autographing programs with Oze’s name. Don is an lowa reserve end who was all-state fullback on Terrell high school teams. Oze is the first youth of his group in lowa history to win a regular backfield berth on a Hawk eye team. Only friends advertise in this newspaper. For only $2.00 per year you may receive 52 copies of this news paper. Scottsboro Case To U. S. Supreme Court REPUBLICAN RALLY WEDNESDAY The Hennepin County Political League is sponsoring a meeting at Elks’ Rest, 148 Highland avenue N., Wednesday evening, Oct. 24, at 8 P. M. Republican candidates for state offices and candidates for county offices will speak in their own be half. The public is cordially in vited to attend and hear the issues discussed. Special entertainment has been arranged for your pleas ure. Wednesday night, Oct. 24, at Elks’ Rest. Hoidale Endorsed By Oscar DePriest In S t r o n g Letter A letter from Congressman Oscar DePriest of Chicago received by Congressman Einar Hoidale, Democratic candidate for the Sen ate, leaves no doubt in the mind as to how much the Illinois solon thinks of Einar Hoidale. DePriest called Hoidale’s vote on the capitol restaurant case “an evidence of his broad Americanism.” J. Louis Ervin and O. C. Hall of St. Paul are also staunch sup porters of Mr. Hoidale’s candidacy. Hoidale was among those north ern Democrats who dared the wrath of southern party members and signed the petition to investi gate discriminatory methods in capitol restaurants. Hoidale will have a host of sup porters among the colored voters, his friends assert. Democratic Na tional Committeeman Joseph Wolf’s hearty endorsement of Hoi dale helped sell him to Ramsey County colored voters. LARGE CROWD AT WHEATLEY ANNIVERSARY One of the largest interracial crowds in the history of Minne apolis gathered at the Tenth An niversary observance at Phyllis Wheatley House Wednesday night. The celebration was a grand suc cess. Miss W. Gertrude Brown ex pressed to representatives of this paper her heartfelt gratitude for the co-operation of the general public. RAYFIELD JOHNSON ARRESTED Rayfield Johnson, Minneapolis character, was arrested Monday by Minneapolis detectives and turned over to St. Paul police. He is being held by St. Paul po lice for investigation. CASE REACHES COURT FOR SECOND TIME Washington, D. C., October 19. The so-called Scottsboro case, in volving seven youths charged with the rape of two white girls, reached the Supreme Court of the United States last Friday. When the case was before the Supreme Court in 1932, the court reversed the conviction of the men in the courts of Alabama on the grounds that they were denied the right of counsel, with the accus tomed incidents of consultation and opportunity of preparation for trial. At the second trial one of the girls recalled her testimony of the first trial, asserting stoutly under a grueling cross examination, that none of the seven youths attacked either her or her companion. Adventist Elder To Begin Series Of Bible Talks BEACON LIGHT SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST Discussing the present day hap penings in the light of Bible Prophecy, Evangelist A. G. Thomp son will present a series of lec tures at Pioneer Hall, 588 Rondo street, St. Paul. Mr. Thompson besides being a student of church law and prophecy is a singer. In this series of meetings he will be assisted by the well known Beacon Light Jubilee choir and other Twin City talent. Included in the series will be a number of health lectures. These meetings are open to the public. They will begin Sunday evening, Oct. 21, at 7:45, and will continue on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights. The subjects for the week of Oct. 21 are as follows: Sunday, “The Meaning of the World’s Unrest”; Tuesday, “Why Doesn’t God Kill the Devil?”; Wednesday, “The Crash of the Empires”; Thursday, “Will Ethiopia Rule the World?”; and Friday, “The Question God Can’t Answer.” MRS. IDA WARREN Mrs. Ida Warren, age 45 years, residing at 821 West Minnehaha avenue, St Paul, died at Ancker hospital, St Paul, Thursday, Oct 11. Funeral services were held from the residence Monday, Oct 15. Rev. J. Crea of the Lutheran Church officiating. Interment at Oakland Cemetery. Survived by husband, Edward Warren; son, daughter, father, a sister, and three brothers. Neal Funeral Home, St. Paul, in charge. MARY GRIMES Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct 18, for Mrs. Mary Frances Grimes, who died after a short illness at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Fred Palmore, 135 Hyland Avenue, Tues., Oct 16. Funeral rites were conducted by the Rev. Wm. E. Guy at the St Peter A. M. church. Esther Lodge of the S. M. T. and members of the G. A. R. participated in the serv ices. The Woodard Mortuary was in charge. Mrs. Grimes is sur vived by a son, Wm. Grimes, of this city, two grandsons and one grand daughter, all of this city; two sis ters, Mrs. Katie Meyers and Mrs. Ella Stewart of St Paul. Mrs. Grimes was 77 years of age and lived at 1015 N. sth St.