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VOL. VI.—NO. 109
MAN HELD FOR CHICAGO POLICE Henry Lewis, Jr. 24., is being held by the Dayton police for extradition to Chicago for sus pected complicity in a 2-year-old policy racket killing. Lewis was arrested Tuesday afternoon in a rooming house at 621 Perry street. Arrested with Lewis in a raid on the Perry street house was Ed ward Jackson, 55. Jackson was held as a suspect in the shooting last Saturday night of Roy Grimes of 20 Barnett street. Lewis had been indicted along with three other men, in the shoot ing of Dobert Wilconson, a policy wheel repairman. Wilconson's re pair shop was situated beneath the gambling den in Chicago's south side known as the "Boston club." In what Chicago police commis sioner John C. Prendergast term- Dr. Tobias First to Win Honorary Degree At New School NEW YORK, June 10 Dr. Channing H. Tobias, director of the Phelps-Stokes fund, who was recently selected for the 1948 Spingarn medal award, has also earned another unique honor. Last week, he became the first to receive the honorary degree of doctor of civil laws from the New School for social research. The degree, conferred by Louis S. Weiss, chairman of the board of thrustees of New School, cited Dr. Tobias for his "illustrious serv ice to his country in war and in peace," and particularly for Honorary degrees were also con ferred upon Marshall Field, who delivered the commencement ad dress, "A Declartion of Faith in American Democracy," doctor of laws John Dewey, Alvin John son, Horace M. Kallen, and Wes ley C. Mitchell, doctor of humane letters and Clara Wollie Mayer, dean of school of philosophy and liberal arts of New School, doc tor of letters. Sues Landlord For $100,000 LLITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 10. (6) James Hawkins, Negro sharecropper, was beaten robbed and threatened with death by the operator of Cox Brothers planta tion and some of his friends. As a result he has brought suit in U. S. district court here for (100,000, according to the Work ed' as a policy war slaying, Wil coxson died of bullet wounds Sep tember 10, 1946. The killer es caped. The Chicago police had tipped off the Dayton police that Lewis was believed to be residing in Dayton. He was discovered liv ing at the Perry street address af ter a routine check o fthe bureau of identification files. Lewis waived extradition to Chi cago declaring he was innocent in the matter. Grimes who is now in the St. Elizabeth hospital, was shot in an argument during a dice game last Saturday at 1231 West Fifth. Jackson is being held for investi gation. The raid and arrests were made by Detectives J. B. Hogan, L. F. St. Pierre, J. W. Morgan, and L. L. Gleaton. Joe Louis Fit As a Fiddle POMl'TON (ANP) LAKES, N. J.t June 10. (G)—Joe Louis rushed into New York City, for a check up, after a six round sparring session outdoors at his training quarters at Pompton Lakes. He weighed 216 pounds on the nose, just one pound from the weight he expects to carry into Yankee stadium for his struggle with the tough Wal cott. Dr. Nardiello, state boxing commission's official medico says the Champ's condition is markedly improved over his condition before the first fight with Walcott. Get $500 Toward Mortgage on Home his particiaption in the "significant work" of the President's commit tee on civil rights. Dr. Tobias is a member of the trustee board of New School as well as of other institutions. DEROIT, June 10. (ANP)—A $500 gift from the .Aaron Men delson Memorial trust was given to Delta Sigma Theta sorority for the reduction of the mortgage on the Delta home for girls, accord continued on page 4) Claim Segregation Sound Doctrine ATLANTA. June 10. ©)—As far as Southern churchmen are concerned, jim crow is an ex pressed purpose of God, in fact, such a view was accepted by the Southern Methodist church of South Carolina. In Georgia, the Southern Presbyterian church re cently voted to remain as a mem ber of the Federal Council of Churches of Christ, even though it charged that the council has socialistic leanings. What's more, the council favors non-segrega tion, which the Southern Presby terian church considers doctrinally unsound. ers Defense league, whose law yers are handling the case. Woman Sent to Workhouse Miss Nellie Smith, 20, who was charged with grand larceny after pilfering articles from several Oakwood homes, where she was employed as a domestic, changed her plea from not guilty to guil ty yesterday. Judge Rogert Mar tin referred her case to the pro bation department for investiga tion and approved of her transfer from the county jail to the work house. Miss Smith had been found guilty of petty larceny last month in Oakwood Municipal court. She was sentenced to 15 days on each count, and $50 and costs ($26.00 suspended). Committee Asks for $500,000 for Lincoln SEATTLE, Wash., June 10. (A NP) A committee report on theological education said $500, 000 was needed for improvement of Lincoln Theological seminary of Chester, Pa., recently at the 160th general assembly of the Presbyterian church in the U. S. The report said: "Lincoln needs a building to center all theological seminary ac tivities. The funds now available are not sufficient for this pur pose. In addition the seminary should have more funds for schol arships. "Friends of Negro education could well invest sonie of their gifts in this worthy institution. There should be at least $250,000 for scholarship endowment and a like amount fo rthe seminary building." Lauding the school for its train ing of African students the com mittee saidff "Lincoln has educated more na tive Africans than any other the ological seminary in the nUited States.' continued on page 4) A Mother Started Father's Day Father's Day, which will be na tionally observed this year by Americans, Negro and white, Sun day, June 20, was not the brain child of a group of disgruntled Daddies who resented all the at tention Mamma got on Mother's Day. According to the National Father's Day committee, a volun teer organization of notables from every walk of life, united to pro mote better father-child under standing, Father's day was launch ed June 19, 1910, three years be fore the official Mother's day. A mother created Father's day. Mrs. John Bruce Dodd of Spo-j kane, Wash., suggested the idea to honor her father, William The track crusade to Dayton will commence tomorrow. From all over the state cinder track competitors will descend on the University of Dayton stadium to compete in the Ohio AAU cham pionships Saturday, June 12. Heading the list will be the foremost competitor in the world today, the possessor of the long est win streak in track history, the popular, redoubtable Harrison Dillard of Baldwin*Wallace col lege in Berea, just outside Cleve land. Dillard has won 76 consecu tive triumphs in the dash and hur dles. It is not expected that he will crack any marks on the Day ton track, because it is unusually slow, but he is a great competitor and should put on a great show. Dillard will be facing the man who came closest to beating him since his streak began. It is Day ton's own Ed Dugger. Joining this duet in what should be a sizzling hurdle race will be Ohio State's Llyod Duff. Dillard's running mate «t aBld win-Wallace, a classy runner in the quarter mile, Gunther Kati mer, will appear here also. In win ning the Ohio collegiate title'last Saturday at Delaware, Katzmer VIRGINIA GRADS URGED TO STRIVE FOR CITIZENSHIP PETERSBURG, Va., June 9. (A NP)—Dr. John W. Davis, presi dent of West Virginia State col lege, urged the 302 graduates at Virginia State college here May 31 to strive for scholarship, research and active citizenship. (continued on page 4) Smart, a Civil war veteran, who reared his six motherless children on an eastern Washington farm. William Jennings Bryan was one of the first to give endorsement to Mrs. Dodd's plan, and James Whitcomb Riley wrote, "My Heart is with you in this great worlu" In 1924, President Calvin Cool idge was the first Chief Execu tive to recommend national obser vance of Father's day. Dedicated this year to the build ing of good citizenship at home, Father's day will be greater than ever. America's children of all races and colors will need little re minder to honor the greatest of them all—The American Fath er—Sunday, June SO, dMdHL OHIO A.A.U. AT DAYTON SATURDAY PRICE FIVE CENTS beat the old mark by nearly one second running in 48.6 seconds. The mile shapes up as bristling affair between Quentin Brelsford who was beaten for the first time this season by Miami's Bruce Thmopson, who pulled in a sen sational record breaking 4:20.6 in the college meet. Thompson won the half-mile clipping two seconds from the old mark. He will meet Mai Whitfield a consistent time runner from Ohio State. Baldwin-Wallace will enter its mile relay team anchored by Dil lard. The team has turned a 3: 26.6 performance this spring. In addition there will be star per formers in the broad and high jumps, and in the shot-put and pole vault. It shapes up as the finest track carnival ever held in Dayton, and it will be a preview of the Olympic try-outs to be held later this month. Dillard is a shoo in cinch to win a berth, but it is possible that some others who compete Saturday may represent the United States in London this summer. The meet is being sponsored by the Dayton Athletic club and the Dayton Journal. It is the sports event of the year and should not be missed. Legion Honors Negro For Long Membership SPRINGFIELD, 111., Jun 10. (A NP)—For 30 years membership in the American LeLgion, Robert Jones was awarded a citation from the national offices last week. He is one of the Legion's oldest members. Jones has held such offices as commander, adjutant and finance officer with various local branches during his long service, and he had to drop out of the local white Post 32 when he learned he could not become an officer because of his race. He was a charter member of Post 32. He is now serving as finance officer of the Duncan Post 809, which he helped to organize. He is employed as butler to* Gov. Dwight Green of Illinois. Brother, Sisters Joined After 35 Years Mrs. Virgie Young, of New Jersey, and her sister, Mrs. Mable Jackson, of Richmond, Va., are reunited with their brother, Wil liam Hart, after 35 years of sepa ration. Mr. Hart has planned many interesting affairs for his sisters during their stay in Dayton. Mrs. Jackson and Mrs. Young will leave for their respective homes the last of this week. Mr. Hart resides at 726 Ctanoat avenue.