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Past Administration Will Bear
Most Rigid Inspection by
Local Voters.
E. M. Skipton, our present city
comptroller, is seeking re-election to
that office solely on the plea of his
own qualification to 1111 that office,
according to campaign statements
made by Mr. Skipton. In the opinion
of the Bulletin-Appeal, Mr. Skipton
is unquestionably entitled to re-elec
tion to this office, and a review of Mr.
Skiptoa’s past administration, as well
as his long years of experience in the
work of municipal accounting, will
doubtless speak for itself, so far as
the voters are concerned.
As Mr. Skipton himself points out,
the city comptroller must above all
things be an expert accountant to be
able to fill the office of city comptrol
ler properly. In this respect, Mr.
Skipton adds, the voters naturally ex
pect that the city attorney be an ex
perienced attorney, and that the city
architect be an experienced architect.
Must Analyse.
“The office of comptroller of the
City of St. Paul,” Mr. Skipton points
out, “among many other things, con
trols the expenditure for every de
partment of government in the city.
It tells each department how much is
available for Its various activities. To
do this properly, the city comptroller
must be able to analyze, compile,
audit, segregate and summarize the
thousands of Items of expense and in
come which he finds in the various
accountin#systems and records in the
various departments. He must know
how to read and to interpret facts
and figures. He must be an account
Mr. Skipton has been an expert ac
countant for the past twenty years.
He has had experience in wholesale
and manufacturing accounting for
seven years, three years’ practice 'as
a public accountant and for the past
ten years has been connected with
the office of Comptroller of the City
of St. Paul.
Appointed in 1914.
In 1914 when the present city char
ter was adopted, Mr. Skipton was ap
pointed special accountant for the
city in the Comptroller’s office. He
has had charge of installing all ac
counting systems, has compiled all of
the comptroller’s annual reports, has
been chief statistician in the Comp
troller’s office and for the past seven
years has supervised all audits and
examinations in the Comptroller's of
Mr. Skipton has also been instru
mental in placing the sinking funds
on a basis to redeem all bonds at ma
turity. He has assisted in putting St.
Paul on a strictly cash basis.
Campaigns on Merits.
Mr. Skipton’s campaign for re-elec
- tlon la based solely on his expert fit
ness to fill the Important office of
guardian of the city funds and the
expenditure of those funds. Unques
tionably, he has the better qualifica
tions for the office. His opponent
has publicly admitted that his only
qualification for the office of comp
troller is the fact that he has taken
a correspondence school course in ac
counting, and that he installed a card
index system in the water department
of the city where he is now employed.
The Bulletin-Appeal then, in con
trast, presents Mr. Skipton’s twenty
years’ experience in accounting, halt
of which have been spent in munici
pal accounting, against his opponent’s
diploma from a correspondence school
In accounting. The voters must de
cide for themselves.
During the month 736 persons at
tended meetings and classes at the
Central Avenue Branch Y. W. C. A.
The work at the branch is growing
On Wednesday evening, April 23,
the C. O. J. U. Olrl Reserves will
give a play at the branch.
Sunday afternoon from 4 to 6 the
N. A. A. C. P. Forum will have
charg< of the Vesper service.
Many Pledge to
Give Assistance
To Church Work
No longer will the Negroes of Min
neapolis have to reluctantly admit
that aside from our churches we have
not a single institution in this beau
tiful city of existing rare opportuni
ties and abundant good will and fel
lowship that is functioning for the
physical, intellectual and spiritual
uplift of the people of our communi
ty. Some of our best women have
come to the rescue and have organ
ized and established The Colored
Women’s Home and Service Center,
located at 253 15th avenue south,
Minneapolis. >
It is undenominational in charac
ter, and is broad, unselfish and Chris
tian enough in spirit and attitude, as
not to be an Institution for colored
people only, any more than the Swed
ish hospital is solely for the Swedish
people, but to administer to the needs
of all races alike, whenever an oppor
tunity is given. Christ was no re
specter of persons; let us make Mm
our exemplar in all things.
The name of the home simply im
plies that it is ever to be an institu
tion founded, owned and controlled
by the colored women of Minneapolis,
for the purpose of radiating servile
city-wide in its scope, assuming with
other institutions of a similar nature
some of the responsibilities of the
responsibilities of the charitable and
uplift work being done in this grow
ing metropolis, of which there is such
a great need.
Their activities are to be focused,
however, more directly on work
among women and children of our
own group, because it is but natural
and right that charity should first be
gin at home. In other words, “to the
Jew first then also to the Greek.” If
any individual or race first learns to
respect and help itself, it will eventu
ally receive the consideration due it
from others. This is not the spirit
to encourage prejudice or segregation
as some fear it is and which has ex
erted a retarding influence upon our
development and progress; but to the
contrary it is jdfet good common
sense seeing facts as they actually ex
ist and an effort to so improve our
selves and conditions that the word
“Colored” or “Negro” may be a name
of which ail of our race may feel
justly proud. Let us awaken to our
best interests and so prepare our
selves to give to the world the best
we have that the best may, come back
to us.
The next regular meeting of the
board of directors will be held at the
Home and Center, Monday, April 14,
at 2:30 P. M.
Mrs. James Paige of the W. C. A.
and Attorney De Vaughn will be the
speakers on that occasion. All ladies
who may be Interested in this move
ment are cordially Invited. The board
at this meeting will launch a one
thousand dollar ($1,000) drive to be
completed June 1, 1924.
They need that amount to put over
their program of charity and con
structive service. Can they do It?
They can with your help. There is
no such word as fall.
The women who have signed their
names below have thereby Indicated
their acceptance of such a program
and creed, and may they ever con
tinue marching onward and upward
In that same direction, enlisting
many In their noble cause.
(Continued an page 4)
Literary Club
Plans Musical
The Social and Literary Club of
Memorial Baptist Church will give a
grand musical at the church on Fri
day evening, April 26, and everybody
is asked to attend. Some of St. Paul’s
foremost musicians and singers of
the younger set will render selections,
also Roberts and Ruffner will appear
in a comical sketch entitled “The Ag
gravating Butler.” The Literary
club since re-organizing has brought
together many of our young people
and much interest is being taken in
the club. Our membership is real
large an£ we are still growing. If
you haven’t visited our club, we meet
on Monday evenings at the church
corner Rice and Fuller streets. Ev
erybody welcome. Watch for the
date of four plays to be given soon,
“Deacon Dubb.”
Reverend and Mrs. David Jordan
of Camphor M. E. church left Sun
day evening to attend the annual con
ference which meets in Louisville,
The Colored Voters’ League has
called a mass meeting to be held in
the Council Chambers at the Court
House Sunday afternoon, April 13, at
3 o’clock. Arthur E. Nelson, the
present Mayor, and George L. Siegel,
his opponent, at the election on May
6, will speak. There will be other
candidates on the program who will
speak. Rev. L. W. Harris of the Pil
grim Baptist church, Messrs. Wenzel,
Clancy, McGlogan, Scott, ‘ Corcoran,
Hodgson and Attorney O. J. Smith,
secretary of the Colored Voters’
League. Neither Mr. Nelson nor Mr.
Siegel, his opponent, have made their
campaign speech, and it is hoped the
two speakers will present an interest
ing program Sunday afternoon.
The colored people of this city
have awakened to the realization that
they must exert themselves through
organized effort for their own bene
fit and for the welfare of their city;
they realize its people and the whole
community is dependent upon indus
trial advantages, and because of this
realization are exerting themselves
with an enthusiasm quite unknown
and unexpected through their organ
ization—the Colored Voters’ League.
The barber shop in the Keystone
hotel on Western and Carroll avenues
is now in charge of Mr. E. N. Martin,
who resides at 927 St. Anthony ave
nue. Being employed as a barber on
the North Coast Limited de luxe
train of the Northern Pacific R. R.
for the past eight years, Mr. Martin
has had a vast experience in tonsori
al work.
He wishes to inform the public and
his many friends that he will operate
a first-class, sanitary shop, especially
catering to ladies’ and children’s
work in both hair-cutting and bob
Treachery Is Seen When
The ‘ Citizen' Committee
Seeks Officers liseharge
Authentic Information dis
closes the fact that a group of
our citizens are demanding the
discharge of one of the best of
ficers in the police department;
a man of their own group. We
are greatly surprised that any
of our own would be so small
as to ask the discharge of so
efficient a man.
The only charge Is that the
officer Is too efficient and that
he enforces law and order as a
man sworn In to secure respect
for government should do.
The Bulletin-Appeal Is for the
man who enforces the law, and
we seriously regret that some
of our citizens are sneaking
enough to resort to intrigue to
have the discharge of aa officer
of the Race for reasons* un
founded—to the officer we say,
keep doing your duty; the bet
ter type of people are with you.
Ask in and Marine Will Furnish
All Garments in Fourth
Semi-annual Revue.
Monday evening, April 14, the
Minneapolis Clef club will present
the Kingston Girls In their fourth
semi-annual Style Revue at the South
Side Auditorium. This promises to
be one of the stellar affairs of the
Lenten season. Thirty models will
participate in the fashion promenade
and the garments Worn will be fur
nished exclusively by the Askln and
Marine Company. The Style Revue
is under the personal supervision and
direction of Mme. Edith Moore, who
has directed the three previous ones.
The feature acts of the program in
conjunction with the Style Revue are
Moore’s orchestra, Donald McKinnon,
soloist; Willa Lee Pointer, danseuse;
The Flour City Four, quartette, and
Wm. Pugh, dancer.
Better Than Ever.
Mr. Wm. McKinnon, manager of
the Askln and Marine store, has se
cured special favors from the general
offices in New York to make this the
most complete display given yet. Mr.
McKinnon says: “We are co-operat
ing in every possible way with Mrs.
Moore to make this Revue bigger and
better than ever. We have secured
the most appropriate wearing ap
parel in our stock. Every garment
to be worn is consistent with the
needs of the masses.”
There will be four Modiste from
the Askin and Marine store who will
assist in putting ores the Revue; also
Mr. Johnson from the gent’s apparel
department. The success of the pre
vious affairs have been largely due
to the assistance of Mr. McKinnon,
and this one will, without doubt, be
the most complete given.
The candidacy of Mrs. Mayme Don
ovan for representative of the 25 th
district has received national as well
as state-wide comment.
Dr. John R. French is chairman of
the St. Paul “Donovan to the Legis
lature Committee,” composed of At
torney R. C. Crump, Mra. E. S. Web
er and Mrs. M. G. Williams, a com
mittee that is bound to do its part In
putting the race candidate over.
In Minneapolis the campaign is
quietly moving along with a gather
ing momentum. Chas. Sumner Smith
is in charge of all publicity. Mr.
Smith, in volunteering his services,
despite his recent illness, is showing
a fine spirit that could be copied with
profit by numerous other men and
women of our group. «
Mrs. Donovan has been endorsed
by the North Side Willing Workers’
club, W. S. Malone, President.
Club Organized.
Last Thursday a large group of
citizens of the 35th district met at
603 Lyndale avenue north and or
ganised a Donovan to the Legislature
club. Rev. H. C. Claybrook was
elected president.
Campaign headquarters are being
maintained at 603 Lyndale avenue
north. Many entertainments are be
ing planned by various organizations
to help defray campaign expenses.
The executive board of The Every
woman Progressive Council met at
the home of Mrs. C. D. Jones, 1473
Charles street, last Thursday morn
ing. Business of importance was
transacted and plans made for Tbe
Male Wedding and Fancy Dress Par
ty which the council will present for
the benefit of the Defense Fund of
tbe N. A. A. C. P. Following the
business session the hostess served
an elaborate luncheon.
Campaign Progress.
Pythians Have
Annual Sermon
Sunday evening Pride of Minne
sota Lodge No. 5, Knights of Pythias,
and Fidelity Court of Calanthe held
their annual Thanksgiving sermon at
St. Peter’s church, Minneapolis. A
splendid representative body from the
lodge and court were in attendance
at what is conceded as one of the
most successful affairs in the history
of the lodge and court.
The address of welcome from the
church was made by Wm. Moden.
Response from the Court of Calanthe
was delivered by Mrs. Gertrude
Smith. Response from the Lodge by
Fred G. Thomas. S. Quay Herndon
acted as master of ceremonies. Clar
ence Hughes read the proclamation
from the Supreme Lodge annual ser
mon. Excellent music was furnished
by St. Peter's choir, under the direc
tion of Mrs. Maude Uptergrove.
April 6 was Pythian Day through
out the world and the Mill City lodge
and the Court of Calanthe contribut
ed its quota toward the spirit of the
day. ,
A very elaborate and interesting
program has been arranged by the
Elks of the Twin Cities who will hold
their annual joint memorial at the
Assembly hall in the Court House,
Fourth street ’and Fourth avenue
south, Minneapolis, Sunday after
noon, April 13, 1924, at 2 o’clock.
The members of Ames Lodge No.
106 of Minneapolis, Gopher Lodge
No. 105 of St. Paul, Como Temple
No. 128 of St. Paul, Minnehaha Tem
ple No. 129 of Minneapolis, together
with Washington Juvenile Class No.
49, Henry Patrick Southall No. 68.
both of Minneapolis, and Como Ju
venile Class No. 53 of St. Paul, I. B.
P. O. E. W. will participate in the
Rev. H. C. Boyd, pastor of St.
Peter’s A. M. E. church, Minneapolis,
will preach the memorial sermon. A
number of other interesting numbers
are on the program, which follows:
Overture—Stevens’ Orchestra.
Selection—Mu-So Choral Club—
W. C. Jeffrey, Conductor.
Ritualistic Services—Ames Lodge No.
Eulogy—Gopher's Departed Brothers.
P. E. R.—Chas. Miller, Gopher
Lodge No. 105.
Eulogy on G. Dt. Ruler Nora Taylor—
Dt. Ruler Sarah M. Welborne, Min
nehaha Temple No. 129.
Eulogy—Artie Green—Juvenile Dt.
Ruler, Mae Lobbins, Washington
Juvenile Class No. 49.
Solo—Dt. Edith Moore—Minnehaha
Temple No. 129. •
Eulogy on G. Dt. Ruler Nora Taylor
—Dt. Ruler Natalie Johnson, Como
Temple No. 128, accompanied by
Como Temple Chorus.
Eulogy—Ames’ Departed Brothers—
Brother Gleßner Fowler, Ames
Lodge No. 106.
Duet—A Little While—Dt. Margaret
Jackson and Ruth Walker, Minne
haha Temple No. 129.
Thanatopsis—View of Death—P. G.
L. A. Wm. R. Morris, Ames Lodge
No. 106.
Memorial Sermon—Rev. H. C. Boyd.
St. Peter’s A. M.- E. Church.
Ritualistic Services —Ames Lodge
No. 106.
Benediction—Rev. C. F. Stewart, St.
James’ A. M. E. Church. Talmage
B. Carey, Director; Chas. Sumner
Smith, Ex. D. D. Marshal.
Officers of Ames Lodge No. 100.
Joseph D. Ware, Est. Ld. Kt.
Frederick C. Nelson, Est. Lee, Kt.
Wm. R. Morris, F. S. Wirth Jones,
W. W. Humphrey, I. G. Ross Ham
ilton, Tyler.
J. A. Tooley, Master of Social Ses
Talmage B. Carey, Exalted Ruler.
Carl Cockrell, Est. Ly. Kt.
Clarence McCullough, Trees.
Geo. G. De Vaughn, Rec. Secy.
J. P. Durden, Chaplain.
J. Louis Ervin, District Deputy.
(Oonttaoed oa page 4)
fcarrrft to tljf AHrmarg
In sad remembrance of our dear
pal and co-worker, Walter H. Chest
nutt, who left us one year ago the
sixth of April.
Dear Walter, a tender chord has been
The smiles that you once smiled have
faded away;
You have left us, Oh, how we miss
The Golden gates were opened, the
gentle voice said come, and with
farewells unspoken you quietly en
tered home.
Your earthly trials are over.
In Heaven, at last you found rest.
OWEN HOWELL, Publisher,
Managing Editor,
AIMEE HALL, City Editor,
Circulation Manager.
Sunday Forum
Easter Services
In Minneapolis
Easter musical program at Elkß*
hall, Sixth and Lyndale avenue north,
Sunday afternoon, April 20, at 3
P. M.
Opening Music
Invocation....W. M. Jenkins, Chaplain
Reading of Minutes —
Dorothy Sydnor, Secretary
Anthem St, Peter's Choir
Mrs. Maude Uptergrove, Directress.
Miss Essie Mason, Accompanist.
Solo Mr. Wendell C. Jones
..Miss Jessie Newman, Accompanist.
Quartet St. Peter’s Male Quartet
Solo Miss lone Poore
Solo - Mr. James Burke
St. Peter's Choir.
Address—“ Racial Ideals.”—
Mr. L. C. Harvey
Mr. W. C. Jeffrey, President
Mrs. Kathrlne Smith, Chairman of
the Program Committee.
Voters Urged to
Register, Then
Use the Ballot
Colored men and women no longer
have an excuse for not registering.
Booths are placed in the department
stores and other places. Once regis
tered is permanently registered, un
less there is a change of address.
Only a few years ago women were
most indignant to think that they
were not allowed to register.
Now we are given the right to reg
ister and in many cases all interest in
it has been lost. Through the kind
ness of the Porters’ and Waiters’ club
our men and women are given con
venient places where they can regis
ter conveniently.
It is the privilege as yell as the
duty for all of our men and women
to take advantage of such additional
conveniences and register.
Men, you can register at the Por
ters’ and Walters’ club, 18 South
Third stfeqt, every day, every hour.
J. Ed. Stewart, registrar.
And to you, my women, look for
me at your club meetings and at Mrs.
Burton’s Bakery, 712 Sixth avenue
north, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
from 2 to 8 P. M., and the residence
of Mrs. Jennie Johnson, 512 Twelfth
avenue south, Thursday, Saturday,
1 to 7 P. M., month of April.
Your Co-worker,
804 Eleventh Ave. No.
Denies Accusation That He Is in
Any Way ABUated With
the Klansmen.
Mayor Arthur E. Nelson in a pub
lic statement Saturday night assail
ed his enemies in the city election
campaign for what he termed their
whispered vilifications, denounced ru
mored insinuations linking him with
un-American institutions and flatly
denied membership in the Ku Klux
Klan or sympathy with its methods.
The Mayor referred to attacks on
him as “dirty politics” and asserted
that continued efforts of those an
tagonized by him during his regime
to circulate the Ku Klux Klan, have
caused him to issue a frank and flqt
Upholds Natural Rights.
He reiterated statements made by
him in the past that in his opinion
there is no place in America for any
person who does not believe in the
principles of equality and natural
rights on which the government is
Mayor Nelson’s statement follows:
“There is no place in America for
one who does not believe in the
principles of equality and natural
rights upon which this government
is founded. The right to life, lib-
erty and happiness includes abso
lute religious liberty, and any at
tempt to divide the American teo
ple upon lines of race, religion or
color is an attempt to overthrow
the principles upon which our gov
ernment rests.
Would Clear Up Fogs.
“I have already, on several occa
sions, made this statement, but this
seems to be the age of dirty poli
tics, and so a whispering campaign
of vilification has been started by
my enemies, and one of the most
persistent and false statements made
by them is that 1 am a member of
the Ku Klux Klan.
“I believed that my analysis of the
true principle of government was a
sufficient answer to tbis falsehood, be
cause membership in that order would
be Inconsistent with those principles,
and I don't believe that even my
enemies say that I am afraid to tell
where 1 stand; but good frienda of
mine have told me that many well
meaning people have failed to pnt the
proper construction upon my utter
ances and suggest a direct answer.
"Friday night John H. Hickman, a
colored man who had been an em
ploye of one of the oldest Jobbing
firms of this city for forty years, was
honored at a banquet by the officers
and employes of that great commer
cial concern, and we have had the
spectacle that during a period when
loyalty and honesty and steadfastness
seemed to be weakening, this colored
man, John H. Hickman, stood out as
the representative of each of those
Points to Friends.
"One of the closest political and
personal friends I have is Carlton F.
McNally, a sincere, loyal and con
sistent Catholic.
"Upon the district bench of this
city is Judge Charles Bechhoefer, a
Jew, whom I feel honored in calling
my friend and whose high character
and legal ability fits him for any posi
tion In his profession.
"No organization which would bar
such men from every privilege of pub
lic or private life is consistent with
American ideals, and I now state
with as much emphasis as I am capa
ble of that I am not a member of and
do not belong to the Ku Klux'Klan
or the so-called Invisible Empire and
so far as 1 am Informed of its objects
and methods, do not approve of
them; nor do I belong to or approve
of any organization which would
deny to the men I have mentioned,
and others like them, any privileges
or rights under the law of this coun
try which I enjoy as an American
Mr. F. L. Bollen of Portland, Ore.,
and Mr. Ulysses S. Grant of Minneap
olis were callers at the Bulletin-Ap
peal office.

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