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TOL. 1, NO. 32
To River Ice
Saved from Death
MAN RESCUED FROM ICY
Earl Phillips, 32, 520 E. Water
St, was rescued from drown
ing in the Mississippi River near
Mcßoal Island Monday night.
His rescuer was George Hess
ler (white), 499 E. Water St, who,
hearing Phillips’ shouts for help
when returning to his home near
the island shortly before 11 p. m.,
entered a row boat and rushed to
the panicky man. Phillips was
clinging to a piece of ice.
Phillips had fallen into the river
when a row boat in which he and
a friend, Claude Weatherby, who
lives with him, had capsized.
Weatherby swam to shore.
Professor J. W. Huguley will
speak at the evening service of the
Fourth Baptist Church, Fremont
Avenue and Broadway.
He will discuss “Bronze Alem
ARRESTS IN ST. PAUL
Ted Williams, transient, arrested
Monday for vagrancy, pleaded
guilty and was given a “floater.”
George Washington, charged
with vagrancy, given 40 days sus
Ben Smith, charged with being
drunk, received 40 days suspended
sentence from Judge Clayton
Parks. Joseph Lartois and Frank
Stone were sentenced to work
Marion Stone, arrested on a
warrant charging assault and bat
tery by his wife, Mrs. Cecilia
Stone, had his case continued un
til March 14.
James Woods is held in jail on
disorderly conduct charge.
John Cunningham, charged with
disorderly conduct, trial March
Daniel Blakely, same charge,
trial March 15.
Now is the time to consider
your tire problems for the
coming warm weather. The
Goodrich Silvertown Stores of
Minneapolis located at 209
South Washington (opposite
the old postoffice), and the
Lake street store at Columbus
are prepared to offer motorists
unequalled terms on quality
tires, auto radios, and acces
These stores have an ad in
this issue of TOUR paper.
Read it and give this high
grade firm a chance to serve
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cation facilities at both of its
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GROCERY NOW UNDER NEW
The grocery at 558 St An
thony at Kent, formerly known
as the Kelly-Williams Grocery, is
now known as the Black and Wil
liams Grocery Co. A full line of
the finest groceries and vege
tables are being put in and the
store will soon be completely reno
vated. You are invited to come
in and select from the finest line
of groceries at reasonable prices.
Please watch this paper for fur
ther announcements. We deliver.
Phone Elkhurst 5778.
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Rev. H. E. Stewart
To Conduct 10-Day
Dr. Henry E. Stewart, father of
Rev. C. F. Stewart, will conduct a
series of evangelistic meetings at
St. Peter’s A.M.E. Church, start
ing Monday evening, March 18, at
8 o’clock and continuing for 10
days. Dr. Stewart is the present
pastor of Carey Temple A.M.E.
Church of Chicago. He is an out-
Rev. H. E. Stewart
standing preacher and has pas
tored some of the most notable
churches of the A.M.A. connec
tions, both in the south and the
north. Pastors and members of
all churches are invited to take
part in the meeting and the public
is cordially invited to attend.
The music for the revival will
be furnished by the Gospel Choir
under the direction of Mrs. Lil
Twin City pastors and churches
will assist in the services.
St. James Style
Show Set to Go,
Date Is April 9
St. James’ Gorgeous Fashion
Show and Womanless Beauty Con
test is getting under way and all
set to go. Fresh styles, new and
direct from New York, ordered
especially by the St. Paul Menter
Company, altered when necessary,
stunning and form-fitting—you
will see them displayed by young
men and maidens, older men and
matrons, and by children also on
the evening of April ninth.
This mammoth show is being
sponsored by St James* Auxiliary
Federation, of which Mrs. Ida
Mills is president, Mrs. May
Thompson is secretary.
Womanless Beauty Contest
The Hollywood Beauty Contest,
womanless, mind you, promises to
be the sensation of the season.
Mrs. Mabie Brown, the capable
and popular directress, is sup
ported by the following folk rep
resenting the auxiliaries: Mrs.
Clotiel Harris, Mrs. Bettie Jones,
Mrs. Minnie Hall, Mrs. Alma Free
man, Mrs. Mattie Boyd, Mrs.
Artie Finney and Emmett Gallo
The Fashion Show will be
ravishingly attractive. Styles dis
played will be brought to St Paul
especially for this occasion. St.
Paul’s elite will do the modeling
while dream-inducing music will
transport one to fields of Elysian
Minneapolis, Minnesota, Friday, March 15, 1935
joy. Mrs. D. V. Guy, supervisor of
the Fashion Show, has had eight
years experience in style show
promotion. She will be assisted
by an auxiliary-wide group as fol
lows: Mrs. Cora Curry, Mrs.
Maude Brooks, Mrs. Gladys John
son, Mrs. Geraldine Scroggins,
Mrs. Leona Goode, Mrs. Marilee
Parks and Mrs. Ida Mills.
Committee on Decoration: Chas.
H. Miller, Mrs. Carrie Lindsay,
Mrs. Rose Baker, Mrs. Lulu Me-
Kinnie, Mrs. Dorothy Compton and
Publicity Committee: Mrs.
Mattie King, Mrs. Josephine Mc-
Call, Mrs. Cora Grissom, Mrs.
Jean Mundy, Mrs. Marilee Parks,
Mrs. Luetta White and Woodford
Ticket Committee: Mrs. Ida
Mills, Mrs. Cora Curry, Mrs.
Carrie Powell, Mrs. Minnie Arch
er, Mrs. Josephine Hunt, Mrs.
Marilee Paries, Mrs. Alma Free
man, Mrs. May Thompson and
Music Committee: Mrs. Jean
Mundy, Mrs. Gladys Johnson and
Mrs. Bertha King.
Mrs. Minnie Archer is general
chairman, and Mrs. Thompson is
FORUM TO HEAR
The Minneapolis Sunday Forum
will meet March 17th at the
Phyllis Wheatley House at 4 p. m.
We will have as guest speaker,
John F. Thomas, who will speak
on “Communism.” Mr. Thomas
spoke briefly on the subject at a
The usual attractive features of
the Forum will be presented; group
singing—the reports of journalist
and critic and stimulating discus
sion to follow the talk of the
speaker. The Forum holds from
four until five-thirty p. m.
GOES TO GATHER HIS REWARD IN “GREENER PASTURES”
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SOUTHERN GIRL WINS REC
OGNITION IN ANCKER
Mrs. Viola Adelle King, St.
Paul resident of two years, who
hails from Waco, Texas, has won
a place on the nurses’ staff of the
Ancker hospital, which she has
held for the past year. Mrs. King
is said to be the only colored
woman ever so employed at this
hospital. Before coming to St
Paul, Mrs. King had a varied ex
perience in her profession of nurs
ing. She was born in Elgin,
Texas, graduated from the State
College at Prairieview, Texas,
later serving as nurse at the
Jefferson Davis City hospital of
Houston, Texas, for a year. Mrs.
King next served as assistant in
the institute for the deaf, dumb
and blind in Austin, Texas. Leav
ing there she went to Waco, where
she practiced her profession in
dependently until she came north
te St Paul in August of 1933.
Since coming to this city Mrs.
King has been employed as office
attendant and nurse in the office
of Dr. Valdo Turner, remaining
there until her present position in
the Ancker hospital was secured.
Mrs. King resides at 427 Rondo
The Whole Town’s Waiting for
Wayman’s Style Show at Wheatley
House, April 2.
SUFFERS PAINFUL ACCIDENT
Mrs. Chester Oden, 702 Carroll
Avenue, St Paul, in crossing the
street at St. Anthony and Dale
Tuesday at 1:30 p. m., fell, sus
taining a broken ankle.
Arthur Allen, a member of the
Spokesman staff, driving by at the
time of the accident, carried the
injured woman to the office of Dr.
J. W. Crump, who took her to the
hospital where the extent of her
injury was disclosed.
The late Richard B. Harrison,
pictured above, as he chatted with
two Minneapolis children on his
last visit to the Twin Cities in No
CROWDS VISIT BELL’S
Crowds of Minneapolis and St.
Paulites have thronged through
the doors of the C. W. Bell Rec
reation Parlor and Restaurant
since its opening Monday.
The establishment is located at
207 Third Street South, Minne
Claude Lightfoot, young Chicago
leader in the Youth Movement,
who will speak at Zion Baptist
Church, Minneapolis, Mon. night,
March 18, 8 p. m.
is being sponsored by the Youth
section of the Minneapolis Unem
ployed Council. The topic of his
address is announced as "What
Does the Future Hold for the
Negro Youth?” The public is in
vited, admission free.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Harrison, Star of
PLAYED ONE ROLE I«SS
New York, March 14.—" De
Lawd” has gone home to “Greener
Pastures.” Richard B. Harrison,
70, kindly, venerable stage figure,
star of the record-breaking play
"The Green Pastures,” died Thurs
day in a local hospital.
Stricken a week ago after a week
of adulation from the press and
radio of the country on the occa
sion of the play’s return to New
York after a run of 5 years, there
and elsewhere, Harrison was
rushed to the hospital.
Harrison played the role of the
deity 1,655 consecutive tame* in
the play he made famous, and
which moved him from the ob
scurity of teaching dramatics in
a southern college to world re
He was born in London, On
Critics have acclaimed him as
one of the greatest actors the
stage has known.
Recently, Mr. Harrison and "The
Green Pastures” played at the
Northrup Auditorium in Minna
St. Peter Church
Style Show Is
Set Week Ahead
Because of unforeseen circum
stances, the Fifth Annual Style
Show of Wayman Circle of St
Peter AME church will be held
Tuesday night, April 2, instead of
a week later as previously an
The decision to change the date,
moving it forward a week, came
after another Twin Qty group an
nounced a similar entertainment
for April 9. In order not to con
flict, the Wayman Home Circle de
cided to change its date.
Miss Helen Waters was ap
pointed to the Women’s Bureau of
the Minneapolis Police Department
Examination for the position
was waived by the Civil Service
Commission at the suggestion of
Mayor A. G. Bainbridge and Chief
of Police Michael Johannes.
“Let us be of good cheer, how
ever, remembering that the mis
fortunes hardest to bear are
these that never eorne."
“These are the ones**
ANNOUNCING SOCIETY QR
CUS, CAMPHOR M. & CHURCH,
MARCH 26 AND 3A GLADYS
LEWIS HARRIS, DIRECTRESS.
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