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,<-4rih Vol. 1, No. 42 Rev. B. H. Lucas, Des Moines Pastor, In Car Accident Wife Suffers Severe Injuries A highway traffic accident proved almost fatal to three per sons Wednesday morning near Farmington, Minn., when an auto driven by Rev. B. H. Lucas, Des Moines, la., minister, was hit by a truck driven by a 70-year-old farm er. The Lucas car was practically demolished. In the car with Mr. Lucas was his wife, Mrs. Jessie Lucas, who sustained severe in juries. Both of her legs and her right arm were broken, and she suffered a large cut on her fore head. Mrs. Belle Doyle, also of Des Moines, riding with them, was bruised badly, while Rev. Lucas suffered only a severe shaking up and minor cuts. Mrs. Lucas was rushed to the hospital at Farmington, three miles away from the scene of the accident. Doctors say she will re cover. She will have to remain in the hospital from eight to ten weeks. Mrs. Doyle and Rev. Lucas were returned to Minneapolis by Rev. C. F. Stewart, whose guests they were while in Minneapolis. Rev. Lucas, pastor of Bethel AME church, Des Moines, is one of the best known ministers in the Northwestern AME conference. Liberia Elects Barclay President BARCLAY AGAIN HEADS LIBERIA AS PRESIDENT Monrovia, Liberia (A. N. P.) — President Edwin J. Barclay was re elected president of the Republic of Liberia last week. President Bar clay received the overwhelming en dorsement of the electorate accord ing to figures made public by the government, Barclay polling 344,- 569 votes to 7,734 received by ex president C. D. H. King. President Barclay was a candidate on the ticket of the True Whig party, a party which acquires its name from its presumed representation of the masses. Mr. King ran under the dual party label of the People’s Party and the United Whig party. Fourth Annual Dance Recital Friday, May 31 Dancing classes at Phyllis Wheatley House will give their fourth annual dancing recital Fri day night, May 31, at 8 p. m. at the settlement house. These annual affairs have devel oped into one of the most enter taining affairs of the season. Thirty-five persons, ranging from five years up, will participate. Two solo dances will be given by Katherine Quarterman and Lorenzo Manderville. Special numbers by costumed groups will make up a very good program. A small admission charge of 25 cents will be charged adults; children 15 cents. MRS. HOOVER’S TEA AT STERLING CLUB SUNDAY St. Paul Chapter, No. 1, 0. E. S., will hold “Mrs. Hoover's Tea” at the Sterling Club House Sunday, May 26, from 4 to 7p. m. Mrs. Mary Wilson and her committee have made special arrangements to assure those who attend a most de lightful time. The public is cor dially invited. "MINNEAPOLIS SPOKESMAN YE 5 Twin CITY B best * w//tv Hl!/n i\ I? the nee-Ro Pofvrea —Waiter There is an expression current among many folks which says “holler if you’re hurt.” To all intents and purposes the brewery interests are very much hurt, if we may inter pret their injury in the light of the above quip. At any rate, it is clear that the brewery interests are greatly offended and surprised by the outspoken opposition of this paper to its method of accepting the paying business of the Negro retailer and consumer and forgetting the plight of the Negro worker. In an interview with two of the leaders of the brewing business the editor was severely taken to task for ingratitude and forgetfulness; for, said the gentlemen, a number of colored people are at work in several buildings owned by the brewery inter ests ! This is probably true, and we have not, nor are we now calling its truth into ques tion. The fact we are emphasizing is just this: our people are helping the brewers to continue and increase their business. Not only by buying and selling the brewery prod ucts in their places of business, but as well by recommending such purchases in hotels, cafes and dining cars where their judgment is accepted as final. In response, the brewers, in making answer to appeals for work, say union labor makes it impossible for them to employ Negro labor in their places. As if it was not true that there are a hundred and one places in the brewing plants concerning which the unions have abso lutely nothing to say! As a people we cannot continue to spend money with the brewers or with others in business, who fail to give us an opportunity to work for the money they so willingly accept from us. We are not asking the brewers to do the impossible; we are asking that they give some work to some Negroes in the plants where now many non-union people are employed. We are willing to admit that the great wrong in the whole situation is that for years on end our people have spent many thousands of dollars without even thinking of asking for anything in return. Now the shoe is pinching too hard. Work is too scarce. We must find employment. What better place than where our dollars and our influence help to support and increase business for others. CECIL NEWMAN. ST. PHILIP’S CARNIVAL Under the leadership of Mr. Owen Howell, local business man of the city, all groups of the church are co-operating to make the Bishop’s Committee Carnival a success. The objective of the affair is to assist direct support to the church’s program and therefore merits support of the public. Each group of the church will have a booth. Among some of the features to be held during the event are a grocery store, fortune telling, delicatessen, food, candy store, kangaroo court, fish pond, bingo and other booths, all which will add much to the evening’s entertainment. There will be a floor show and auction held in addition to these items. The time will be 7p. m. to 12 a. m. on Thursday, June 6, and Friday, June 7. The place is St. Philip’s Church Guild Room, Aurora and Mackubin Sts. Admission is a very small fee of five cents for an evening of entertainment and fun. Bring your friends, come and spend your evening at St. Philip’s on these dates. Perhaps you will be lucky at the various booths. The Bishop’s Committee invites the Twin City public. The Spokesman Is Read by the Well Informed r-farr* - THE BREWERY SITUATION Minneapolis, Minnesota, Friday, May 24, 1935. Pictures Two U. B. F.’s and S. M. T.’s to Hold Annual Sermon in St. Paul Sunday The Annual Thanksgiving Sermon of Twin City United Brothers of Friendship and Sisters of the Mysterious Ten will be held Sunday afternoon, May 26, at Pilgrim Baptist Church, at 2:30 p. m. Members of the St Paul lodges and temples will act as hosts. Dr. Robert W. Hatch, Secretary of Minnetonka Lodge, Minneapolis, will preside. Rev. L. Harris, Pastor of Pilgrim Church, will preach the annual sermon. The Minneapolis lodges decided to follow the yearly custom of joining with the St. Paul lodges and temples, despite opposition of certain members who sought to change the annual custom. J. W. Pate, a trustee of Minnetonka lodge, was active in maintaining the custom. He also had charge of the Minnetonka’s participation in the annual affair. Song Pilgrim Baptist Church Choir Invocation Chaplain, Bison Lodge No. 158 Reading of Proclamation...- Naomi Thomas, National Deputy, Princess of Minnesota Welcome Address..— Mrs. E. A. Jackson, Trustee, Corinthian Temple No. 132 Introduction Master Ceremonies, Bro. R. W. Hatch, Secretary, Minnetonka Lodge No. 159 Sister Mattie King, Chaplain Corinthian Temple No. 132 Opening Ode. Lodges and Temples Address R. S. Morgan, Worthy Master, Bison No. 158 Vocal Solo. Miss Josephine Balenger, Corinthian Temple Address Miss Hilda Parker, Queen Esther Temple Remarks - Mrs. Arlivia McKenzie Choir Pilgrim Baptist Church Address R. A. Schofield, Worthy Master, Minnetonka No. 159 Solo Mr. J. E. Jackson, St. Paul, Minn. Reading Sister Ora Williams, Assistant Secretary, Corinthian Temple No. 132 Pilgrim Baptist Church Choir ...Sister Mary Lee Parks, Secretary Corinthian Temple No. 132 Sermon - Rev. L. W. Harris, Pastor, Pilgrim Baptist Church Presentation of Checks Sister Mary Lee Parks, Secretary, Corinthian Temple No. 132 Song Eulogy r ii" K 7 \ 1 y <-» The ri V o ft* 6IYfJ-et kfe'm PROGRAM J COttPET&nT Nee-poe* ©y -rwm c»rv GREwKRS coao WHEN IS NOT MONEY? A ten dollar bill is a beautiful creation, a work of art and valu able, withal. But the half of that same ten dollar bill is just so much paper and worth just nothing. So Mrs. J. H. Burrell discovered last Sunday when she found a half of a ten dollar bill on the floor of Zion Baptist church last Sunday. Mrs. Burrell would like to find the own er of the other half of the bill as there would be an excellent chance to co-operate and make something out of nothing. Her home is at 3545 Fourth avenue south, Minne apolis. Miss Arlee Harris Appears in Recital; Audience Charmed ECHO CHORAL CLUB ASSISTS Pilgrim Baptist Church was filled to capacity Friday evening, May 17, when Miss J. Arlee Harris, lo cal pianist, assisted by the Echo Choral Club, was presented in a unique recital under the auspices of the Social and Literary Society. The program began and ended with two immortals of music, Bach of the pre-classical era, and Coleridge- Taylor of modern time. Miss Harris began with Bach’s “Prelude and Fugue.” Although this was not done in Bach style, considerable spirit and mood were shown. This was followed by Grieg’s “Ballade” (in the form of variations on a Norwegian melody). Here Miss Harris was at her best. Her rendition was almost perfect. She put her whole soul into the composition and the results showed great study. The audience got a true insight into the individuality of a serious student. The Echo Choral Club then fol lowed with Cowan’s “Bridal Cho rus” from Rose Maiden. Here we strike a different level in the qual ity of musicianship, for the accom panist was too aggressive, usually ahead of the singers, who failed to make the proper attack. However, much effort was evident. But in its second number, the “ Inflam matus” of Rossini, the choral group reached great heights, espe cially because of the remarkable work of the soloist, Mrs. Alma Freeman. Preceding the second number by the choral ensemble, Miss Harris turned to the master composer of the piano—Chopin. In his Prelude, Lento, Opus 28, Nos. 7, 20, 21, (by the program, simply Prelude) the artist played a little too fast But the “Nocturne” was given in faultless style. Her man ner here, as throughout the entire concert was kind and loving. Three short sketches, the “Velcek” by Mokrels and the “Lento” and Lotus Land by Scott were done exceed ingly well. In closing the program, Miss Harris left no doubt in the minds of the audience that she is a stu dent of Debussy. For with her ren dition of the “Minstrels” she clear ly showed that she had grasped the correct interpretation of this French impressionist. The spiritual, “I’m Troubled in Mind,” by Cole ridge-Taylor, done with much ex cellency, ended the program. The ability of Miss Harris showed clearly she is a serious pupil of the piano and with further study should accomplish much in music. PRICE FIVE CENTS Citizens Approve Paper’s Fight On Unjust Brewers Fair-minded citizens, both white and colored, have given instant approval to the campaign of the Minneapolis Spokesman and the St. Paul Recorder to seek consid eration from industries which do not for various reasons employ some colored workers. A large number of commenda tions by telephone and letter have come to our offices. A few of the letters are here reprinted: FROM A RETAILER C. E. Newman, Editor: I want to unhesitatingly subscribe to the sentiments expressed in your paper of May 10 and 17 regarding the brewing In dustry in the Twin Cities. I feel that each brewery should have some of our people employed. I happen to handle the Hamm’s beer products. Rondo Recreation. A. L. Gaines, Prop., St. Paul, Minn. PROM A WHITE CITIZEN Law Offices of PINGER. BO WE ft GAVIN 1025 Plymouth Building Minneapolis, Minn. May 21, IW6. Mr. Cecil E. Newman, Editor, Minneapolis Spokesman, Minneapolis, Minn. Dear Sir: For some time past I have been a reader of your newspaper. As such I hare been following with great interest your vigorous and well founded opposition to the prejudice of the Twin City breweries against the colored people. In fairness to that great mass of peo ple who have helped and contributed no small portion to the building up of the industries of the City of Minneapolis H is only just that they who have so con tributed should also be at least propor tionately represented on its pay rolls. It is with this thought in mind that I extend to you my sincere congratulations and wish you success in your struggle for justice and equality. Very truly yours, Jos. B. Pinger. FROM ANOTHER RETAILER Editor: As proprietor of a business which uses a large quantity of a local brewery (Schmidt's) I want to heartily endorse your campaign to obtain proportionate employment for our people. I intend to do all I can to help you in your fight for justice for the colored worker. I am sure the local brewers do not real ize the injustice of the present situation. Mrs. Leona Goodman. Proprietor, G. ft G. Barbecue, 443 Rondo St.. St. Paul. Minn. FROM ▲ FRATERNAL LEADER Editor: As the heed of an organisation vitally affected by unfavorable economic con ditions, I am greatly interested in your efforts to improve them for our group. I refer, of course, to the brewery situa tion. You may be sure that your stand is most thoroughly approved, and that care ful consideration will be given to any recommendation you may urge in support of the fight to win a larger market for our labor. J. W. Pate. Exalted Ruler, Ames Lodge 106, Minneapolis, Minn. FROM A BUSINESS MAN May 21, 1955. Mr. C. E. Newman. Editor: Allow me to congratulate you on your recent activities regarding employment of members of the group in the various breweries. Not only is this effort logical and timely, but in the view of recent de velopments such a campaign is long over due. Too long the field for legitimate employment has been systematically and effectually closed to our group; it is a con dition which can and must be attacked, and I am more than happy to join you in such a movement. Very sincerely. C. E. Rucker, 2740 Clinton Ave., Minneapolis, Minn. CONGRATULATIONS Editor: 1 wish to congratulate our two papers, the Spokesman and the Recorder, on their determined drive on the Twin City brew ers who willingly accept our money and goodwill without evident appreciation. It is a program worthwhile and you have my loyal support as well as the sup port of many others, both white and colored. More power to you. C. A. Hughes. 8852 Fourth Ave. S., Minneapolis. Minn. WORTHY EFFORT May 24, 1985. Cecil E. Newman. Editor: Your papers deserve commendation on your effort to place Negroes on the pay rolls of the local breweries. It is a noble effort, and. of course, worthy of support- However, you have two high barriers to surmount. You must overcome the indifference of the brewery management and then pene trate the ranks of union workers em ployed by the breweries. Should you succeed in gaining em ployment for any of the race, would your efforts win the thanks of those em ployed T Carry on and be assured of any as sistance I may be able to furnish. D. C. Dowdy, 2988 4th Ave. S.. Minneapolis, Minn. May 24, 1985. C. E. Newman, Editor: In your fight for fairer treatment for Negro labor by the brewing Interests, please be advised you have my complete sympathy and cooperation. I believe all right-thinking men of every group are of the Bame mind. It gives me great sat isfaction to offer my support in any way In which it can be used. Hobart T. Mitchell, 8612 Elliot Ave. Minneapolis, Minn. - Merchants Who Here ■■ r .*« --.i.