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Congress Feudal Lords
One who worksin or with the Congress
soon finds that that institution is not so
much a coherent governmental! organ as a
series of fragmented individual power bases.
In this respect, the senior members of the
two houses may be compared to a group of
feudal chieftans. The chairmen of the major
committees each have their own baronial
fiefs tied together by often vagtie alliance
to party and its chief blit dominated most
of all by desire to conserve the power and
the prequisites pertaining to each particular
barony.—Bernard Schwartz.
Carl Rowan's Impressions
Of Finnish Republic
Editor’s Note: The December 7 edition of 'THE NEW YORKER,” in its lead weekly column The
Talk of the Town had an Interesting interview with Minnesota newsman U.S. Ambassador to Finland,
Carl T. Rowan, former Spokesman and Recorder writer, former Minneapolis TRIBUNE reporter and
former Deputy Secretary of State for Public Affairs. Mr. Rowan was in Washington and the U.S.
State Department for consultations.
He had hoped to visit Minnesota for a day or two but sent word to us by Sam H. Jones of the St.
Paul Urban League from New York City that he just couldn’t make it—this time. He was one of the
first visitors invited to confer with the new President Lyndon B. Johnson on Nov. 23, the second day
of his taking office as the chief executive. The NEW YORKER piece was as follows:
A diplomat who also happens to be a newspaperman seems
doubly qualified to bring back observations of a far-off land,
and for that reason we went over to the Sheraton-East the other
day to talk with Carl Rowan, who, after fourteen years as a
reporter for the Minneapolis TRIBUNE and two as Deputy
Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, went to Helsinki
last May as the American Ambassador to Finland. Mr. Rowan,
who was in town briefly on his way
back to Washington for consulta
tions with the State Department,
is a husky, affable man in his late
thirties, and, dressed in a blue bus
iness suit, he seemed to strike a
happy medium between the con
trasting notions of formality as
sociated with ambassadors and
with newspaper reporters.
“What surprised my wife and
me most about Finland was that
it’s so much like Minnesota,” Mr.
Rowan Started out. “The scenery
—the trees and the lakes—is very
much the same, and so is the at
titude of the people. My wife was
saying the other day that it’s al
most as if we had never left home.
Finland’s weather is affected by
the Gulf Stream, so it is a little
milder than the Minnesota weather
—not as hot in the summer or as
cold in the winter. Everybody
thinks of Finland as very cold, but
actually the weather has been only
five or ten degrees colder than
New York, and I wore an overcoat
for the first time the day I left;
I brought it along in case I Bright
have a chance to get back to Min
nesota. Also, of course, there are
a lot of people of Finnish descent
in Minnesota. In fact, one of the
nicest things that happened to us
before we left was being given a
big sendctff by several thousand of
them who Mve in the Virginia, Min
nesota, area. One of the most in
teresting things about the country
is that the Finns themselves are
predominantly pro-Western. Some
times some of them don’t want to
say so too luodly, because Russia
is a pretty big next-door neighbor,
but culturally, socially, in their be
lief in freedom of speech and re
ligion, and in the kind of society
they want to have, the Finnish
people are amazingly close to the
American people. And the Amer
ican cultural influence is remark
able. The same hit record that’s
driving parents crazy here is like
ly ,to be No. 1 on the hit parade in
Finland, too, and John Wayne
Westerns in fact, all American
movies are tremendously popu
lar. Dr. Oasey and Dr. Kildare are
household idols. They appear on
television with Finnish subtitles,
but many people understand Eng
lish. The Finns have to be careful
about what they say in internation
al affairs, of course, and they’re
very careful about preserving their
neutrality and not Offending Rus
sia, but the. Russian influence
among the people seems very
slight. Sometimes you would for
get that Russia is right next door,
except that people often mention
the Winter War, of 1939-40, when
Russia took Karelia, the eastern
part of Finland. In the secondary
schools, a hundred and sixteen
thousand youngsters are studying
(Continued on Page 4)
EXCHANGING VlEWS—President Lyndon B. Johnson confers in
his White House office with NAACP Executive Secretary Roy Wilkins
on the vital subject of civil rights. The new President spent 45 minutes
with Mr. Wilkins in the midst of a very busy schedule to exchange
viewpoints with the vstarnn civil rights leader.
(From The NEW YORKER Dec. 7 edition)
Newman & Walton
Spoke At Pastors
Retreat Monday
(From St. Paul Pioneer Press,
Dec. 10)
The position of leadership in
the fight for racial equality has
passed from the labor unions
to the churches, Cecil E. New
man, publisher of a Twin Cities
Negro newspaper said Monday.
Participating in a panel discus
sion during the seventh annual re
treat for Minnesota church execu
tives at Lyman lodge, Excelsior,
Newman said labor organizations
such as the Congress of Industrial
Organizations (CIO) long held the
leadership in promoting equality
among the races.
The churches in recent years
have gained the forefront in this
area, he said.
Religious motivation character
izes the Negro movement, Newman
said, and the major faiths have
been willing to stand up to be
"The fact that we have not had
more violence is evidence of this,”
Newman said.
De facto segregation of Twin
Cities schools and housing was de
plored by Newman and other mem
bers of the panel, which inotuded
Calvin Walton, executive director
of the governor’s human rights
commission, James Hawkins, tribal
operations officer for the bureau
of Indian affairs, and moderator
Dr. Dennis Nyberg, pastor of Lake
Harriet Methodist church, Minne
Walton said two schools in St.
Paul and one in Minneapolis are
as segregated as any schools in
the nation, having all-Negro stu
dent bodies.
White people, as well as Ne
groes, suffer from segregated
schools and housing, Walton said,
because they are losing the oppor
tunities for a richer bd-racial cul
Some segregation was attributed
by Walton to a lack of communi
cation between whites and Ne
“Negroes just don’t know they
would be welcome in some areas,”
he said.
Hawkins predicted a “terrible
Situation” in Minnesota in 10 to 20
years if some of the racial prob
lems of the state’s thousands of
Indians are not solved. The most
pressing problems, he said, are the
high rates of dropouts from school,
job discrimination against the In
dian and the lack of industry in
reservation areas.
The retreat, under the sponsor
ship of the Minnesota Council of
Churches, continues through to
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TA. 7-4021
Unused Refrigerator
Is Coffin For
Small Child
A three year old Minneapolis girl
perished in an unused refrigerator
last week and her four year old
sister barely escaped the same
Funeral services for little Kathy
Brewer, age three, 1711 Fourth
Av. N., were held, Tuesday, De
cember 10, at 1 p.m. from Beth
esda Baptist Church, with Rev.
John Young, officiating.
Kathy died in her home, De
cember 5, as the result of suffo
cation, when she and her four year
old sister, Carliss were playing in
an old refrigerator in the base
ment and the door became latched.
She is survived by her mother,
Mrs. Vera Jean Brewer; three
brothers, Keith, Timothy and Dan
iel; three sisters, Marylyn, Carlise
and Harriet.
Interment was in Crystal Lake
Cemetery. Woodards Funeral
Home was in charge of funeral
The children’s mother, Mrs,
Vera Brewer had gone to Little
Rock, Ark., to visit relatives.
The family was being cared for
by Mrs. Barbara Hyder, St. Paul,
while the mother was away.
Boy's Club
Formed To Meet
Youth Problems
Fifteen teenage boys from Sab
athani Church, have formed a
Boys Club to meet regularly and
to help themselves and other boys
meet the problems of adolescent
Election of officers was held at
Sabathani Church, Monday even
ing, December 9.
C. “Bubbles” Rucker, president;
Raymond Boyd, vice president;
Ronnie Lloyd, secretary and Joe
HargreSt, treasurer.
Their first project is a Electric
Clock, which will be given away
on Saturday, December 14. Re
ceipts from the project will help
to buy sports equipment for the
club’s use.
Plow is Moore Elected
Master, Anchor Hilyard
Plouis Moore was elected wor
shipful master of Anchor Hilyard
Lodge No. 2 F. and A.M. Prince
Masons, at the regular stated
meeting Tuesday, December 3 at
the Prince Hall Masonic Temple,
3832 Fourth Av. S., Minneapolis,
Chalmer L. Lawson, Grand Mas
ter, Minnesota Jurisdiction, con
ducted the election and installation
of officers.
Others elected and appointed
were: Harry Neal, tyler; LaVerne
Richardson, junior deacon; LaMar
Roberts, senior deocon; Rev. E. G.
Harris, chaplain; Louie R. Perkins,
senior steward; Herbert Foster,
junior steward and George Sud
duth, marshall.
Christmas Edition
Holiday Edition Is
December 19, Paper
The annual Christmas Holiday
edition of this newspaper this year
will be its December 19 edition
Which will be published next week.
Many firms, clubs, lodges and
organizations which are friends of
the community will extend greet
ings in this special edition. Copy
will be accepted until Tuesday,
Dec. 17 at 4 p.m.
The newly elected officers of the
Ninth Ward DFL Club are Henry
Robs, chairman; Harvey DaHman,
secretary; Mrs. Donald Miller,
chairwoman; John Carroll, vice
chairman; Mrs. Rudy MUqulsrt,
vice chairwoman; Mrs. Henry
Rous, treasurer; Pat SOen, Sar
geant at arms; Rudy MUqulst and
Donald Miller, trustees.
For Second Term
Pictured at the recent holiday party of the Ramsey County Special Service Unit of Sheriff
Reserves are seated (1. to r.) in front row: Sgt. Manley Rhodes, Capt. Chester Oden, unit com
mander, Sheriff Kenneth Hedman, Capt. Vernon R. Phillips and Burt Kulp.
Standing (1. to r.) Dick Becker, John Picha, James Schuck, Larry Boylton, Emile Hill,
Frank Brown, Dennis Cusick, Paul Wood, Mort Stella and Sanford (Sandy) Stephens.
Elks Help Edw.
L. Boyd Observe
50 Years Service
Elks and Daughter Elks of the
Twin City area gathered on last
Friday night, Dec. 6, to observe
the 57th anniversary of Ames
Lodge No. 106 of the Improved,
Benevolent Order of Elks of the
World and to observe the 50th
year of service to the order of one
of its most prominent members
Edward L. Boyd, 4533 Fourth Av.
S., Minneapolis.
The affair was held at the Elks
Rest lodge hall.
It was a gala affair and “Eddie”
Boyd, who has served in almost
every capacity in the Elks Lodge
was presented many gifts, tele
grams, letters and tokens of the
membership’s affection apprecia
tion and respect for him.
Since joining Ames Lodge in
1913 Mr. Boyd who recently re
tired as grand district deputy for
Minnesota after years of service
in that capacity, has been Ames
treasurer, traveling deputy, state
deputy, club inspector, Judges ad
vocate and exalted ruler.
In 1962 after years of serving on
various grand lodge committees,
including the important credentials
committee, the Grand Exalted
Ruler Hobson Reynolds gave him
County Attorneys Smile Over Thompson Case Victory
Following the conviction of T. Eugene Thomp
son for first degree murder in the death of his wife
Carol by a Hennepin County jury of six women and
six men, Friday, Dec. fl, assistant county attorney
Stephen Maxwell and Ramsey county attorney Wil
liam Randall, relaxed at the Pick-Nicollet Hotel In
celebration of ths state's victory after a grueling
the degree of Past Grand Exalted
Mr. Boyd reminiscing at the
Dec. 6, affair told how he first
became well known in the lodge
by the death of John Spaulding,
who apparently was the only mem
ber who could recite “Thanatop
sis,” from memory at Elk funeral
rites. When the lodge learned Mr.
Boyd could fill the bill he soon be
came one of the most respected
men in the local lodge.
In a response to the nice things
said about him by various lodge
dignitaries Mr. Boyd gave his phil
osophy of life.
Mr. Boyd who came to Minne
sota in 1902 gave those present
at the affair some food for thought
when he stated: “We try hard to
keep young, free from hate, our
mind from worry, live simply, sing
often, expect little, give much
Pray Always, fill opjr life with love,
scatter sunshine, forget self, think
of others, do as you would be done
by, and love your neighbor.
“Instead, he said we waste so
much valuable time fighting each
other, we are so selfish we want
all the honors, in the church, the
school, the Civic Organizations,
Service Clubs, Fraternal Societies,
and all the groups on which to
work. We need in the second place
to develop complete confidence in
Leadership. Everybody just cannot
be a leader.
Mr. Boyd urged, "Leaders should
be selected with great care, make
our stand, support those chosen.
We need finally to recognize that
the future is in God’s hand. There
are many things expected of us,
and the responsibility is upon us,
and us alone.
“Every Elk in each department
must at all times remember that
the Daughter Elks must be recog
nized and respected, and when
that is done, the women as a whole
will respect us.
Mrs. Edward L. (Cecelia) Boyd,
the honored guest’s wife was pre
sented with a bouquet of flowers.
Joint hosts for the lodge cele
bration and the Boyd testimonial
were Amos Lodge and Minnehaha
Temple No. 129. Ames Lodge ex
alted ruler.
case and months of preparation and legal maneuver
ing. The case attracted international attention.
Maxwell, a native of St. Paul was the first
Minnesota Negro appointed to a county attorney’s
office in the state and was Mr. Randall’s chief as
sistant in the Thompson case.—Photo Minneapolis
TRIBUNE picture by Pete Hohn.
TA. 7-4022
Young Men’s
Business Club
Formed Nov. 24
A newly formed Young Men’s
Business Club, met November 24
at the Just Rite Barbeque, St.
One of the proposals was that
there be a togetherness in business
and that they patronize each other
as far as possible.
Hosts for the meeting were By
ron Crushon, V. Jackson, G. Rob
erts, B. Bailey and E. Schuck.
Others present were Robert Hick
man, Terrell Jackson, Wendell Pat
rick and Al E. Smith.
Al E. Smith is acting as secre
tary until such time as the group
has fully organized and elected
James H. Thomas Elected .
Exalted Ruler To Sixth
Term, Gopher Lodge
James H. Thomas was elected
for the sixth term as exalted ruler,
Gopher Lodge 105 when they held
the annual election, December 5
at the Elks Home, 559 Carroll Av.
Julius Clemons, district grand dep
uty conducted the election.
Others elected were Boldh Perk
ins, leading knight; George Davis,
loyal knight; John Pullum, lectur
ing knight; Albert Smith, esquire;
Harvey Cruze, inner guard; Wil
liam White, tyler; Robert Fields,
financial secretary, Lee A. Gwynne,
treasurer and E. P. Graves, trus
Appointed officers are David
Williams, chairman of house com
mittee and Carl E. McDaniels, re
cording secretary.
Tan Stars Named To
Little All-America Team
New York City (ANP) Three
tan players were named on the
Little All-American football team
announced last week.
They were Bob Cherry, Witten
berg (Springfield, Ohio) Universi
ty, end; Richard Dean, Depauw
(Ind.) University, center, Mike
Brown , University of Delaware
(Newark), halfback.
Community Shocked:
Four Mill City
Children Die In
The Twin Cities were shocked early this week when four
children, trapped in a burning frame structure Dec. 6, died of
suffocation in a Minneapolis home, around 3 a.m. in the morn
In the investigation it was reported that the home had
neither lights or gas and that a candle used for a night light was
the cause of the fire.
It was one of the worst tragedies to strike a Minneapolis
family in years. The mother told
authorities she was at another
woman's home helping her pack to
move. It was also revealed by Mrs.
Blaylark that she planned to move
her ill-fated family in a few days
to another house
There was considerable Minne
apolis community-wide interest in
contributing money for funeral ex
pense until it was discovered that
the family was recipients of Aid
To Dependent Children allotments
Funeral services for the Minne
apolis children, John, 10, Vanola,
8 and Stephen Blaylark, 5 and
David Cotton, children and grand
son of Mrs. Dorothy Blaylark, all
of 631 E. 38tth St., were held,
Monday, December 9, one p.m. at
the Holy Ghost Temple, with
Elders Harvey Carpenter and John
Graham, officiating.
Survivors are Mrs. Dorothy
Blaylark, mother; three sisters,
Toletta, Denise and Gayle Cotton;
one brother Raymond and other
Interment was in Crystal Lake
Cemetery. Woodard Funeral Home
was in charge of funeral arrange
Mrs. Daisy Johnson
Reelected Matron
Princess Oziel OES
Mrs. Daisy Johnson, was reelct
ed, worthy matron of Princess
Oziel Chapter No. 10, OES at the
fegtriar meeting, on Tuesday, De
cember 3, held at its chapter rooms
in the Masonic Building, 659 Univ
ersity, St. Paul
The election and installation of
officers was conducted by Otis L.
Hampton, past grand patron.
Other officers are, Robert L.
Cox, worthy patron; Mrs. Nancy
Allen, associate matron; Otis L.
Hampton, assoc, patron; Mrs. Mary
L. Lynn, secretary; Mrs. Essie
Pipkin, treasurer; Mrs. Ancinetta
Ruffner, conductress; Mrs. Evelyn
Brent, assoc. conductress; Mrs.
Clarinda Cox, Adah; Mrs. Luella
McGee, Ruth; Mrs. Leia Jackson,
Esther; Mrs. Luella Sanders, Mar
tha; Mrs. Lois Brown, Electa; Mrs.
Maggie Jenkins, chaplin and Mrs.
Jessie Coleman, warder.
Donald Lewis, 325 N. Chasworth,
former president of the St. Pau)
Chapter Branch NAACP was elect
ed president to succeed Robert M
Patterson, who resigned.
The meeting was held, Sunday,
December 8 at the Starling Club,
at 4 p.m.
Other new officers are, the Rev.
Kneely Williams, second vice presi
dent; Mrs. Robert Thorpe, secre
tary; Mary Galvin, assistant sec
retary and Mrs. Godfrey Rawlings,
Nacirema Children's
Christmas Party,
December 21st
Nacirema is having a Christmas
party for children of its member
ship, ages 1 to 12 years on Satur
day, December 21 from 1 to 4 pjn,
at the Nacirema Club, 3949 Fourth
Av. S.
All Children must be accompan
ied by their parents or guardians.
Notice is hereby given that a
closing date of Decmeber 18, 1963
has been set for acceptance of ap
plications for Janitor positions in
the Minneapolis, Minnesota Post
Applications must be on file in
the office of the Executive Secre
tary, Board of U.S. Civil Service
Examiners, 454 Main Post Office,
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401, not
later than the above date. Appli
cations received by mail must bear
a postmark not later than mid
night of Wednesday, December 18,
For further information about
this position, please consult the
original announcement.
A Welcome Neighbor
If apartheid threatens to engulf the con
tinent in an ugly racial war, it also con
fronts the African statesman with an in
escapable challenge—one that faces the free
world too. The problem for the African
statesman is now how to get the Afrikaner
out of Africa. Rather, the problem is how
to integrate him in the life of the nation
and enable him to become the wanted and
welcome neighbor of all his countrymen, in
stead of being regarded as a menace to
their security and happiness.—Jordan H.
Early Morning Fire
Fezzan Temple Patrol
No. 26, Entertains
The members of Fezzan Temple
No. 26 Patrol entertained their
wives on Sunday afternoon, De
cember 8, 1963. Festivities began
at the Mel-O Cafeteria, at Bloom
ington and Lake Street, in Min
After dinner, the members went
to the Key Club and joined with
the Club 15 in their Cocktail Party.
The rest of the afternoon was
spent in dancing and enjoying re
freshments furnished by the Pat
Enjoying the festivities were
Messrs, and Mmes., Charles Ag
new, James Adams, Rufus Carson,
Jr., William Davis, Queen Harris,
James Kinney, Vannoy Martin, La
Verne Richardson, Bevely Roland
Charles Snargrass, Otis Spencer,
Henry B. Jones, John Irving, Wil
liam C. Sutherlin, Arbery Turner,
Jr., William Wade and John 1
Young. Also present, Theodore
Martin and Mrs. Adelia Nevils.
Charles Snargrass is Captain of
the Patrol Unit, and Merrill L
Taylor, Illustrious Potentate of
Temple No. 26.
Planning and arrangements for
the affair were made by Bevely
Mrs. Mary Clemons was elected
worthy matron of Queen of Sheba
Chpater No. 5 OES at the regular
meeting, hrtd, Monday, December
9 at the chapter rooms, located at
659 University Av., St. Paul,
The election and installation was
conducted by Samuel Ransom, past
grand patron, Minnesota Jurisdic
Others elected and appointed
were; Lawrence Tarver, worthy
patron; Mrs. Fannie Carson, assoc,
matron; Mrs. Eunice Jones, secre
tary; Mrs. Lyola Pillow, treasurer;
Mrs. Sallie Gray, conductress; Mrs.
Delores Price, assoc, conductress;
Mrs. Mary Clardy, Adah; Mrs.
Luella Cameron, Ruth; Mrs. Ollie
Agnew, Esther; Mrs. Evelyn Mur
phy, Electa; Mrs. Anna Blair, war
der, Mrs. Emma J. McMillan, sen
tinel, Mrs. Venear Broden, chaplain
and Doris Jones, marshall.
Pioneer Lodge No. 1
Elects. James Adams
Worshipful Master
James Adams was elected wor
shipful master of Pioneer Lodge
No. 1 at the recent election held
at the Masonic building, 659 Univ
ersity Av., St. Paul.
Other officers elected and ap
pointed are: Charles Agnew, senior
warden; Queen Harris, junior war
den; Otis L. Hampton, treasurer;
Marion L. Brown, secretary;
Charles H. Thompson, senior dea
con; Henry B. Jones, junior dea
con; George Logan, Jr., senior
steward; Vannoy Martin, junior
steward; Albert McFarland, chap
lain; John Waters, tyler and Eu
gene H. Lewis, marehall.
The election and installation of
officers was conducted by Chalmer
L. Lawson, most worshipful grand
master, Minnesota Jurisdiction.
Mrs. L Irving Elected
Worthy Matron, St.
Paul Chapter No. 1
Mrs. Laura Irving, was elected
worthy matron, St. Paul Chapter
No. 1 for the third time at their
regular meeting held December 5
at the Chapter rooms, 659 Univer
sity Av., St. Paul.
Samuel Ranson, past patron and
past grand patron, officiated at
the election and installation.
Others elected were Eugene Lew
is, worthy patron; Mrs. Ruth Lew
is, associate matron; Lapercell
Greene, associate patron; Mrs.
Kate Neil, secretary; Mrs. LaMarr
Smith, treasurer; Mrs. Katherine
Williams, conductress and Mm.
Eloise Adams, associate conduc
Other appointments will be
made at ttie January meeting. "
Wives, Dec. Bth

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