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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
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
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
This paper has a thop
ough coverage of the Ne*
gro Community.
ever nau in uie same ring me same
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
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.
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
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.
* * *
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
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.
♦ • ♦
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.
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
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
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
* * *
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
Audience Of White And Colored |
People Hold Big Protest
Meeting At Phyllis Wheatley
Treatment of Scottsboro
Boys Subject of Bitter
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 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.
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
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
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
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