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VOL. VI.—NO. 109
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
ers Defense league, whose law
yers are handling the case.
Woman Sent to
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
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
"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
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
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
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,
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
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
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

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