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I . i v!ll11 w ft A i I iy a i y k wft y w if) fl a - I I ■■■■■■*■ J L ■ 11 " J f --I Vol. No. 1. No. 45 Large Boston Church Names Negro Leader (From Boston Transcript) Boston, June 14.—William M. Bullock, lawyer, has been chosen president of the Community Church. The members of this large liberal congregation of many racial strains elected Mr. Bullock, a Negro, because he has proved him self “a wise counsellor, able ad ministrator, and true friend of the church’s interests.” Rev. Dr. John Haynes Holmes, minister of the church, says in Unity: “The re markable thing about the action of the Boston Community Church is that this overwhelmingly white congregation refused to conform to the tacit standard of race dis crimination. On the contrary, they ignored it, defied it. . . . Some day, God grant, an action of this kind will cause no comment and occa sion no surprise, for everywhere, as in this great free church of Boston, all men, whites and blacks, Gentiles and Jews, natives and aliens, will stand together on a true level of brotherhood.” Chief Negro Movie Figure; Former Resident Chas. E. Butler Hires All Extras Los Angeles, June 12—The prin cipal figure in the film business as far as the Negro is concerned is a former resident of Minneapolis, Charles E. Butler. Mr. Butler, who lived in Minne apolis about fourteen years ago, is manager of the Negro department of the Central Casting Bureau of Hollywood, California. This bureau is the employment agent for 95 per cent of all extra and bit players in the movie industry Hundreds of the Negro extras you see in various pictures are okeyed by the former Minnesotan. Many of the Minne apolis people remember Mr. Butler —While this paper is familiar with Mr. Butler’s position and influence in Hollywood, the fact that many Twin City people did not know of his position led Mrs. Frances Mc- Adams of Minneapolis to call our attention to this man to whom so many people go to seek employ ment. The minimum wage in the movie industry in Hollywood is five dollars per day. Women’s Urban League Auxiliary Presents Program The Women’s Auxiliary of the Urban League will present a pro gram at the open meeting Friday, June 21, at 8 P. M., at the Guild Room, Camphor M. E. Church. Two one-act plays, directed by Mrs. Eva Carr, dramatic teacher on the Workers’ Education Pro gram, will be the highlights of the evening. A comedy of domestic life, “Two in a Tiff,” will be played by Mrs. Hattie Smith, Frank Slaughter, and Roy Moore. The second play, “Plumes,” by Georgia Douglas Johnson, is a one act Negro folk tragedy. The par ticipants will be Mrs. Louise Har graves, Mr. Roy Moore, and Mrs. Eva Carr. Between the plays, Mr. Frank Slaughter will render a guitar number, and Nathaniel Ev ans will sing a group of Negro folk songs. There will be no admission fee, but a silver offering will be taken to be shared by the Auxiliary and Camphor Church. The public is invited. Star Newsboy jgl The star newsboy for the St. Paul Recorder is little Eugene Hil yard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hilyard of West Central Ave. Eugene sells more Recorders than any other of the boy car riers. His sales exceed those of the Minneapolis youth who sells the largest number of Minneapolis Spokesman, sister publication of the Recorder. Above, Eugene is flashing that particular smile, which makes Re corder customers satisfied cus tomers. Bethesda Calls Rev. Waddington To Pastorate NEW PASTOR TAKES POST JUNE 1« At a special business and church meeting called by the Assistant Pastor, Rev. J. J. Clayburne, the trustees, deacons, deaconesses, and other officials, also other interested members, at the request of Rev. L. W. Harris, State Moderator and Adviser, by a unanimous vote, Rev. Waddington, Pastor of Eben ezer Baptist Church, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, was called to the Pastorate of Bethesda Baptist Church, who, if God wills, shall take over the reign at once, and will preach Sunday, June 16, at 11 A. M. According to Rev. Boyd, Rev. Waddington is a scholar of note, a singer of ability, an evangelist, a Christian gentleman, a splendid minister and leader. Rev. Waddington comes well recommended from his church in Winnipeg, Man., Can., where he has been pastor for several years. The Northwestern Baptist Association, Rev. L. W. Harris, State Modera tor, and Rev. A. F. Boyd, former pastor of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 51st and James Ave. No., Minneapolis. Not only did Rev. A. F. Boyd heartily endorse the call of Rev. Waddington, but he most fervently invoked the blessing of God upon the success of the newly called pastor, the church, the state mod erator, and the unsaved and erring ones in his benedictory prayer. REGIME IN LIBERIA RECOGNIZED BY U. S. Washington, June 11. Taking an action delayed for five years because of objections to slavery in the Negro republic of Liberia, Sec retary Hull announced Tuesday that the United States has formal ly recognized the government of President Edward Barclay. Recog nition after the long break in dip lomatic relations came in the wake of American approval of the plan for social and fiscal reforms de vised by President Barclay to meet criticism by the league of nations and other neutral investigators. - ™ •lis, Minnesota, Friday, June 14, 1935 OUR DUTY IS PLAIN HO V/B OOri'-T BvSN ) n° _ Sell l em rny Twin CITY moqel’ 1 be ft rs for. more,, i bs!! v§® z*Xi* /Sw? * ho j y\ 1 _ *< * * Myf'T‘ fa (nJofi./h• •9 • • If the five Twin City brew ers appreciate the patronage of the Negro consumer; the good-will of the Negro waiter, bartender and porter, there is a very definite manner in which they may show that appreciation. Jobs, is the answer. No excuse they mav Other Editors Say Colored Americans must not assume that positions will not be given to them. It lies within themselves to at least try to get jobs. Apply for positions of all kinds so it can not be said that no Negroes are employed because none applied. —Philadelphia Tribune. EVA WALKER CARR PRODUCTION MONDAY NIGHT “From Station to Station” a three act play under the direction of Eva Walker Carr will be pre sented Monday night, June 17, at Camphor Memorial M. E. church. The play centers around the family of a Pullman porter and his trials and tribulations. In the cast are such well known people as Mrs. Freda Harris, Mrs. Vivian Parker, Miss Pearl Martin, Mmes. Henry Settles, Elizabeth Hall, Junabella Jones, J. M. Gaylord, E. P. Graves and Cecelia Stone. Admission to “Station to Sta tion” is 15 cents. EPISCOPAL PICNIC AT HARRIET ISLAND, THURSDAY, JUNE 20 f The combined Men’s of St. Thomas and St. Phillip’s churches bring you the first big picnic of the year at Harriet Island, Thursday, June 20. A whole day of real fun is in store for everyone. Have your lunch under the big shade trees. Enter the races. Hay in the games. Take home some of the prizes. Watch the fight of fights, the big battle for the Little Brown Jug. Dance until you are tired to the torrid tunes of Mack Swain’s new music. Come out early and enjoy the whole day. Lunches and bev erages will be sold on the grounds. —adv. offer justifies the complete ab sence of colored people from the employed force at these breweries. Until they play fair we believe intelligent Negroes and their white friends know what to do to make the breweries see the justice of our claims. Our duty is plain. —C. E. N. Brewery Interests Threaten Retailers An example of the lengths to which the Twin City brewery in terests are going to stifle the fight of Twin City Negroes for employ ment in the breweries was illus trated last week when sales rep resentatives of one of the larger St. Paul breweries attempted to have a beer retailer retract state ments he made in a letter to this paper. The attempt harks back to the days when breweries controlled all of the smaller saloons and the drinking places. Because this small retail house’s business is 95 per cent Ne gro, he endorsed this newspaper’s fight to obtain equitable employ ment opportunities for the colored people. The brewery interests have attempted to retaliate by co ercion. That such attempts will not get them any place is illustrated by the fact that some of the Twin City retailers plan to meet and call on the breweries in a body to urge consideration for the Negro work er. Keep Posted By Reading This Paper Weekly Angelo Herndon Granted Stay By Justice Roberts Washington, June 12.—Accord ing to press dispatches, Supreme Court Justice Owen J. Roberts to day agreed to stay the commit ment to prison of Angelo Hern don, Negro Communist party or ganizer of Atlanta, Ga., pending consideration of his case by the s'; ■rtf''/'?'/, ' a - Angelo Herndon court in the fall provided a peti tion for rehearing is properly filed. The court recently refused to set aside an 18 to 20 year jail sentence imposed on Herndon because of technical matters of procedure in the lower courts. Lawyers have challenged the decision as contrary to previous rulings of the court. Herndon spoke in the Twin Cities last September when he toured the country following his release on bail from jail WHERE TO GET LAWN CONTEST BLANKS Registration cards for those who wish to enter the “Lawns and Gar dens” contest will be available at the St. Paul and Minneapolis of fices of the Urban League, the Phyllis Wheatley House, Minneap olis, and the Hallie Q. Brown House, St. Paul, beginning June 23. In view of the weather conditions this spring, lawns are in beautiful shape, and the competition should be very keen. Judges from the Horticultural department of the University of Minnesota, the Park departments of the two cities will make their decisions on the Ist and 2nd of July. As usual, prizes will be awarded, the nature of which will be announced next week. CHAIX-COPLEY HAS RACE EMPLOYEE Among the Recorder advertisers is the Chaix-Copley Store (fash ions for men) 100 E. 7th St. At present during their Annual June Sale you will find the finest fash ions for men at greatly reduced prices. In addition Chaix-Copley has demonstrated its fairness along the employment line. Mr. David Mays of 501 North Grotto, a prom inent member of the community, has been in the employment for over two years. Such firms and all firms that reciprocate for Negro patronage by giving members of our race an opportunity to earn a livelihood deserve our patronage. Sun Baths? Get them on the bathing beach, says Dr. W. D. Brown, editor of Health and Hygiene, weekly bet ter health column, on page 2. PRICE FIVE CENTS Pleads Guilty To Charge of Being Bigamist John C. Wiggins, preacher, af filiated with one of the Minneapo lis Churches of God In Christ pleaded guilty Thursday to an in dictment charging him with big amy. Judge Lars 0. Rue deferred sen tence awaiting investigation by the County Probation Office. The charges were brought by Mrs. Lil lian Foster Wiggins, alleged wife No. 2. The couple live at 925 19th Ave. So. Wife No. 1, Mrs. Roberta Wig gins, came here to testify at the trial. A large crowd which filled the courtroom was disappointed at the guilty plea. Most came to hear the details. Girl Reserves Receive Honors At Annual Meeting Among sixty senior Girl Re serves who were recognized in the annual Girl Reserve Ring Wearers’ ceremonial held in the Y. W. C. A. auditorium, Sunday, June 9, were the Misses Helen Powell, Beatrice Schuck, Elizabeth Schuck, Gwendo lyn James, Laura Hall, and Shirlie Harris. These girls are members of the Y’s Owls* group which meets at the Hallie Q. Brown Community House. Qualifications for ring wearing are based on measures of health, mind, and spirit; also, that no girl shall be a ring wearer until she has been a Girl Reserve member for at least two years, and has found new • interests, developed new skills, and followed through an individual service project. Neal Funeral Homes Add To St. Paul Staff Theodore F. Allen Added to Neal Funeral Home Staff The Neal Funeral Home, Inc., of St. Paul and Minneapolis, an nounced this week an addition to its St. Paul personnel. Theodore F. Allen of 996 Iglehart Ave., St. Paul, is the new staff member. Mr. Allen is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Allen of Minneapolis, and the son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Hall of St. Paul. He is a graduate of North High school of Minneapolis, and finished four years of pre-medical work and one year of medical work at the Uni versity of Minnesota. In past years he has been assis tant executive secretary and in dustrial secretary of the Minne apolis and St. Paul Urban Leagues. He is president of the St. Paul branch of the N. A. A. C. P., chap lain and past basileus of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity, and a member of Pilgrim Baptist Church of St. Paul. Jury Convicts John Shephard Of Assault John Shephard, charged with cutting Cozell Heath in front of 1029 Sixth Ave. No., Minneapolis, on the morning of May 18, was found guilty of assault in the first degree by a district court jury Wednesday. First degree assault carries a sentence of 1 to 10 years.