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- ■ T - ■ ■ . SEC. 5«2 P.L.AA * ----- —_L X V® E APOLIS SPOKESMAN Vol. 2 Number 25 Minneapolis, Minnesota, Friday, January 31, 1936 PRICK FIVE CENTS SBC. 562 P.L.AJL Vol. 2 Joe Louis, Negro Sensation, Headlines Sport News Of Day Joe Louis is still “tops” in the sporting news of the day. Much that appears in print may not be accepted without the proverbial grain of salt. Everyone knows there enters in the moth-worn “build up,” that startling state ment of the latest developments, affirmed today, vigorously denied tomorrow, but it’s interesting and enjoyable—makes good reading, sells the papers and strange to say, never fails its primary object of creating an excited interest that turns itself into dollars in the next battle. Press Reports Note these clippings from the N. Y. Evening Journal: Joe Louis will not fight James J. Braddock for the championship in 1936. Julian Black made known the de cision of the Louis entourage last Saturday. Suppose Louis did meet and defeat Braddock—the paper continues, —Louis would have to wait to meet fellows who would get the chance only after tiresome and meaningless eliminations. Right on the heels of that comes a statement from the Louis camp denying its truth, and declaring “Louis will be glad to meet the champion at any time arrangements can be made for a fight.” Braddock’s Contribution Then comes Braddock with his bit as he says, “I saw Louis fight three of those punching bags he knocked out. I’m not afraid of what he’s got—a good left, but his right is not so hot—Baer, Levin sky were scared stiff—Camera just a circus.” Then This From Tunney Gene Tunney, a pretty fair stu dent of boxing, says of Louis, “Per sonally I think he is the greatest 21 year old fighter, pound for pound, that has ever been in the ring—it is my belief that at the age of 25 he will have the neces sary qualifications to beat all the heavyweight champions we have MID-WINTER MEETING OF MINNESOTA CLUB WOMEN The mid-winter meeting of the Minnesota Association of Colored Women, Inc., will be held Friday, February 7th, at Welcome Hall, 373 Farrington Avenue, St. Paul. Following regular procedure, the Executive Board will meet at 11 o’clock in the morning. At one o’clock the afternoon session will begin with luncheon, after which the program will be heard. Tea will be served to members and visiting friends at five p. m. A delegation from Duluth is expected, clubs from that city having re entered the association this year. Mrs. Fannie M. Shanks, Minneap olis, is president of the society; Mrs. Jean Munday, St. Paul, secy. This winter meeting has long been looked upon as one of the high lights of the year in the associa tion’s work. This year a commit tee from the body is working hard to make its program unusually at tractive. This paper has a thop ough coverage of the Ne* gro Community. Denial ever nau in uie same ring me same night. The Build Up All of this may be recognized for what it is, a clever resourceful build up to enable the promoters to cash in on the fight between Brad dock and Louis when it comes off, either this year or next. One thing may be accepted as truth beyond preadventure: Joe Louis is “tops” in the sporting news of the world. Rat-Tailed Maggot About the middle of the Eight eenth century Reaumur, known also for his thermometer, wrote about the life histories of insects, and it was he who named the Rat-tailed Maggot. This insect is very inter esting, but it usually lives In foul water such as about privies and the fluid in decaying carcasses. The yellow and black adult resemble honey bees. The long tail of the larva lengthens and shortens like a telescope, so that the tip may reach the top of the water, and the larvae breathes air through it, while feeding on decaying matter, under the water. Pupation takes place out of the water In the larval skin. —Montreal Herald. English Biuie Versions Date From 1382 to 1931 Some of the better known ver sions of the English Bible are as follows: Wycliffe’s version, made by Wy cliffe and his followers about 1382. William Tyndale’s New Testament version from the Greek (first ver sion printed in English), about 1525. Miles Coverdale’s first com plete English Bible, 1535. Geneva Bible, issued from Geneva, Swit zerland, in 1560 and popularly known as the “Breeches” Bible be cause of its rendering of verse 7 of the third chapter of Genesis. Bish ops’ Bible, 1568. Rheims and Douai versions of the New and Old Testa ments, made by scholars in the English Catholic college in France, in 1582 and 1609. Authorized or King James version, published in 1611 and for centuries accepted as authority in English-speaking coun tries. Revised version, New Testa ment in 1881, Old Testament in 1884. American Revised version, in 1901. An American translation into modern language and pub lished in 1931. F.UM VIOLATOR IS SENTENCED Andrew Ross, 29, 612 Bassett Place, was sentenced January 27, by Judge Carroll, for a liquor vio- lation. Ross pleaded guilty to sell ing liquor without a license, and was sentenced to 25 days in the workhouse. Turner Crossway, age 90 years, died Sat., Jan. 25th, at his home, 683 Iglehart Ave., St. Paul. Born in Davidson County, Tenn., Nov. 7, 1845. He came to St. Paul 55 years ago. Served 5 years at Fort Snelling. He entered army serv ice during the Civil War, 1863. The deceased was a retired soldier, as he never resigned from the army. He has no survivors. Funeral serv ices were held from the Neal Funeral Home, Inc., St. Paul, at 2 p. m., Tues., Jan. 28th. Inter ment at Oakland cemetery. Father Alfred H. Lealtad officiating. South Side Group Resents Actions Appeal To Council Information reaches this paper from an authoritative source that the neighborhood of 38th Street and Fourth Avenue South is in an uproar over the alleged discrimina tion practiced against colored peo ple by the Ernie Inn, located at 311 E. 38th. It is said it discourages patron age of colored patrons by charging double price for beer, by breaking the glasses served to colored pa trons while they look on, and, in some cases, by deliberate refusal. Committees formed in the sec tion have met in discussion of the situation, and after verifying the alleged actions of this beer parlor, have presented well-signed peti- Newman —Five arh tions to the council’s Health and Hospital committee in charge to have the Inn’s license revoked. The committee has lodged com plaint to the effect that the Inn breaks the law, in the matter of hours, dancing and unwarranted noise, as well as in its attitude toward colored people. The Health and Hospital committee is reported in its meeting of today (January 29) to have recommended to the council, the revocation. * * * QUICK DEATH COMES TO MOTHER Friends and acquaintances of Mrs. Jimmy Wagner are greatly shocked upon the announcement of her sudden death at the General hospital, Tuesday, Jan. 28, where she was rushed for an emergency operation. Mrs. Wagner, known and liked by a wide circle of friends, was only 30 years of age, and, to all appearances, in the full tide of health when overtaken by her last Home. Rev. Carlyle F. Stewart preached the funeral service. Mrs. Wagner is survived by three chil dren, a husband, Charles Wagner, and other relatives. Interment was in Hillside cemetery. The deceased resided at 2318 Fifth Avenue So. North Side Y. M. C. A. Church Athletic Assn. The Border boys’ basketball team took their game in stride Monday night, by defeating an ex ceptionally fast outfit from the Foss M. E. Church. Winning by a score of 24-17, the home team con tinued on their merry way toward the district championship. Don Strawder was again high point man, with four field goals for eight points. The captain, S. Lott, was runner-up, with six points. Poor shooting on the part of our boys kept the score down, and does not clearly indicate their superior- ity over the visitors. Many set-up shots were muffed, and many scor- ing opportunities were not taken advantage of. By virtue of their victory over the Foss team, the boys from Border have been made favorites to go through the season undefeated, and to represent the North Side in the City Tournament. Two games are scheduled for the com ing week. On Monday evening at 8 o’clock, the local aggregation meets the Fremont Congregational team on the Jordan Jr. High floor. Thursday, Feb. 6th, at 9 p. m., the Russell Lutheran team comes to Phyllis Wheatley to complete the first round in the double round zrobin schedule. | FORUM | THE MINNEAPOLIS SUNDAY FORUM ♦ • ♦ The Minneapolis Sunday Forum will have the pleasure of seeing a two-act play presented by the Northside Dramatic Class. The name of the play is “A Night and a Day.” The cast consists of nine talented women. This group has given some very entertaining pro ductions. Miss M. Louise Bohanon, who is the director of the class, has had a great deal of experience in the field of dramatics. She is a graduate of the University of Pur due, with a minor in drama. Re member Sunday Forum, Phyllis Wheatley House, 4 p. m. PEACE MISSION This writer had the privilege to be on the same platform as guest speaker as Mr. James Ford of New York City. The writer explained about mental telepathy and that it is reincarnatable. Pope Pius XI, Vatican, Rome, is being the recipient of Father Di vine’s platform, Department of Righteous Government, Interna tional Convention. Father Divine personally wrote him a wonderful letter. President Roosevelt has received a most beautiful letter from Father Divine, and anyone wishing to see them can get a copy of them at 12 So. 9th St., Minneapolis, pub lished in the “Spoken Word,” a magazine that carries Father Di vine’s messages. Hoping you en joyed our program last Sunday, and we will be on the air again this Sunday at 2:45 p. m. on WTCN. RECIPROCITY Our people have a real apprecia tion for those people who realize that the money we spend with them must be earned somewhere, and who recognize their own obli gation to furnish some of that work. The Koppers Coke Company is in that class. It has for years had two colored men in its employ, and undoubtedly will employ more when increased buying by our citi zens warrant it. Its product is advertised in our paper, another evidence of this firm’s understand ing of the need for mutual help fulness. * * * TO THE PUBLIC We, the original Swanee Quar tet, who have built up a reputation under that name, take this means of letting our friends know we are not broadcasting as yet over WTCN. The young men using this name that we have made well known and have used for over two years have no connections with US- As there has been much unfav orable comment, which we feel is detrimental to our reputation, we are notifying the public. Yours truly, Albert Hanham, baritone, Mgr. Orville Drake, basso. George Sanders, second tenor. Ira Davis, tenor. Frank Emery, pianist To Reach The Negro Market Direct, Use This Paper. Audience Of White And Colored | People Hold Big Protest Meeting At Phyllis Wheatley Treatment of Scottsboro Boys Subject of Bitter Denunciation Scottsboro Defense Commit tee Organizes for City- Wide Drive More than two hundred persons gathered in the Phyllis Wheatley gymnasium Tuesday night in a protest meeting called by the Min neapolis Scottsboro Defense Com mittee. Equally as many white people were present as were mem bers of the colored group. The Principal Address The main address was given by Rev. F. T. Kennedy of the Simpson Methodist Church. Pictures Conditions An intensely interesting review of conditions as he had found them in his travels in the south, a vivid picture of the environment of the Scottsboro boys with tributes to white men of that section who had dared to act in their defense made up the gripping story the Rev. Kennedy told. Ending in the solemn assertion that the Methodist Church, member of the Scottsboro Defense Committee, would give its utmost in energy and influence in behalf of these boys, and the establishment of justice in America. Other Speakers After the main speaker, brief talks that further emphasized the spirit and intent of the meeting were made by Senator S. A. Stock well, Rabbi David Aronson, Alma Foley, and several others. Resolutions Resolutions prepared by the committee were adopted at the meeting and ordered sent to the President of the United States, the Congress, the Governor of Ala bama, the Judge presiding at the trial and to the Mayor and City Council of Minneapolis, urging similar action. Contributions In response to appeals made by Rev. Damon P. Young, cash con tributions of $39 and pledges of sll, were received at the meeting. Miss L. O. Smith, president of the Minneapolis branch of the N. A. A. C. P., presided. Mrs. Jimmie Wagner, age 30 years, residing at 2318 sth Ave. So., died Tuesday the 28th, at the Minneapolis General hospital. Fu neral services were held from the Neal Funeral Home, Inc., Friday the 31st. Rev. Carlyle Stewart officiating. Interment at Hillside cemetery. Survived by husband, Charles Wagner, and 3 children, also stepfather, Mr. Charles Nel son. George Edwards, age 73 years, residing at 532 St. Anthony Ave., St. Paul, died Tuesday the 28th. Funeral services will be held from the Holy Catholic Church of Jesus, Sat., Feb. Ist. Rev. J. A. Callender officiating. Interment at Forest cemetery, St Paul. Survived by wife, Mrs. Willie Edwards. Neal Funeral Home, Inc., St Paul, in charge. COMMENT I By W. M. Smith Five hundred people attended the meeting of the League Against War and Fascism in Minneapolis Monday night. Reports of dele gates from the recent national gathering of the association in Cleveland, Ohio, was the business of the hour. At this convention, a mass meet-' ing was held in the Cleveland Audi torium at which 14,000 people were present. A marvelous spectacle of white men and black, yellow and brown, of all religions and of none; of farmers and artisans; of work ing men and the unemployed; all moulded in their thinking by the one idea of fighting against war and the reactionary measures now prevailing in Germany and Italy and other parts of Europe. Said one of the delegates: “I have attended conventions and mass gatherings all over the United States from coast to coast, but never in my experience have I seen anything like the im pressive silence that hung over the great throng that met in Cleveland as they listened to General Smed ley Butler and other speakers de velop the theme of protest against war and Fascism. It was as if the souls of all those peoples were knit into one solid band of unity against the horrors of war and the inhu- manity of Fascist At this meeting this writer was given an opportunity to speak for the Scottsboro Defense Committee and was given a courteous recep tion and a most attentive hearing. The chairman of the meeting, in ringing tones, declared that Fas cism, as shown in the Scottsboro case, was showing its vicious char acteristics and unlawful methods today in the south against a group of helpless Negro boys; tomorrow it may rear its ugly head against the workmen of the north. There is, he said, no safety anywhere for any of us until its vicious propa ganda is stamped out completely. The Scottsboro boys have the sympathy and will receive the help from all those arrayed against all forms of injustice. Resolutions prepared by the Scottsboro Committee were read, adopted, and many of those pres ent signed a petition to the mayor and city council urging similar ac tion. • • * Get Wise! Approach the local Negro Market bv advertising in this paper.