Newspaper Page Text
’’iSSr’ 1. BULLETIN"APPEAL irsaSaL.
VOLUME HI, NO. 13 MAYOR NELSON'S ABLE TO FIND FAOLT IN THE ?AX PROGRAM VOTEO ON RY CITIZENS Voters Crave Almost Unanimous Consent in Providing for Improve* ments That Made for a Greater and Better City in the Northwest Section. Tbe opposition to Mayor Arthur E. Nelson has vainly attempted to inject "taxes'' as an issue in the present city campaign. In virtually ever/ public utterance made by Mayor Nel son’s opponent, and in virtually every pieoe of printed matter issued by the opposition to Mayor Nelson, there has been some mention made of the al leged "high taxes," that are suppos ed to have resulted from the two years’ administration under Mayor Nelson. Mayor Nelson, however, has con clusively shown that taxes for the two years of his administration are actually LOWER than for two years preceding his administration. To prove his assertions, Mayor Nelson asks the taxpayers of the community to examine and compare their tax statements for the last two years with the two years preceding his adminis tration. An examination of tbe tax rates for the past four years, as disclosed by the official records of the county audi tor and tbe county treasurer, shows tbe following table for the respective years: This table, it is pointed out by Mayor Nelson, shows that the total \ tax rate paid to the county treasurer ’ is made up of three separate tax rates, L e., the clsp. county and state tax rate. By adding the total tax rates for the years 1921 and 1922, which are the two years preceding Mayor Nelson’s administration, we get a total of $138.50. By adding the total tax rates for the years 1923 and 1924, the two years of Mayor Nelson’s administra tion, we get a total of $133.90. De ducting the total obtained for the years 1923 and 1924 we find a differ ence of $4.&4 per every SI,OOO of as sessed valh&tion, which is the exact amount by which taxes for the two years of Mayor Nelson’s administra tion are LOWER than for the two years preceding his administration. Mayor Nelson’s explanation of the taxes as outlined above has complete ly dlsproven the statements made by his opposition, and has robbed this opposition of what it believed to be its strongest ‘‘scare’’ fpr the taxpay ers and voters of St. Paul. Mayor Nelson frankly admits that taxes for the year have increased over tha first year of hhuadministration. But Mayor Nelson points out, too, that neither he nor the city council that has been in office for the past two years is in any way responsible for this increase in last year'B taxes. "The people of St. Paul by their own vote or else by the vote,j>f their representative* In the state legisla ture have voluntarily increased their taxes in order to provide needed schools, sewers and roads," Mayor Nelson points out to the taxpayers. "In the fall of 1922, we began a sur vey of the school conditions in St. Paul and found that we were danger ously overcrowded in schools in ev ery section of the city. The commis sioner of education, Mr. Ferguson, and myself, .went into every section of the city, explained the situation to the voters of the city, asked them to investigate these conditions-and then proposed a remedy for the bad school conditions. The voters investigated_ the school conditions, and when there was submitted a proposal for a 15,000,000 school bond issue to rem edy the precarious school situation, the good people of St. Paul by a vote of more than 3 to 1, demanded and ordered that the city council go for ward with its school program. "Similarly," Mayor Nelson points out, "there existed a year ago a most dangerous lack of adequate sewers in the city. In at least two sections of the city we had no sewers at all, and only unhealthy, menacing ’open sew ers,’ nothing more than open ditches were utilised by the people ef these two sections of the city. These con ditions constituted a dangerous men ace to the health of the entire com munity. The attention of the peo ple of St. Paul was called to these conditions. Again they were asked to investigate the truth of the state ments made with reference to the in adequate sewer systems, and again w * ly K '■ The Tax Issue. Voter Gave Consent. AkimJtt E. NELSON the people of St. Paul, after careful investigation, went to the polls and voted by more than $ to 1 to build the sewers the city needed so badly. Bill Submitted. “The city and county planning boards, the board of county commis sioners, the members of the city coun cil and the members of the St. Paul Association, Trades and Labor As sembly and all of the officers of the various improvement and civic clubs of the city indorsed the program for building permanent roads and high ways tn the city and county. Because part of the money was to be spent in the county, it was necessary to ask the state legislature to authorize the issuance of $6,000,000 in bonds for road and bridge purposes. “Accordingly,” Mayor Nelson points out, “there was submitted to the state legislature a bill authoriz ing the county of Ramsey to issue this amount of bonds for the pur poses mentioned above. Every mem (Continued on page 4) Bodies of Four Men Are Found Members of a freight train crew discovered the dead bodies of four unidentified Negroes in an empty gondola car at Flomaton, Ala., last Sunday, according to a report receiv ed by officials of the company. The bodies were covered with bul let and knife wounds and a deck of cards was scattered on the floor of the car. The gondola left New Or leans Friday night, remained in the Mobile yards all of Saturday, leavlag here at noon Sunday. The bodies were piled on top of each other and the men had the appearance of being dead several hours. The county cor oner of Escambia county at Brewton, Ala., is making an investigation. MINNEAPOLIS FORUM TO MEET SUNDAY AFTERNOON Regular meeting of the Sunday' Forum at 3:30 P. M. Sunday after noon at the Elks’ hall, Sixth and Lyn dale avenue north. The following excellent program has been arrang ed. Violin and piano, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Manderville; vocal number, Mrs. Edith Moore; paper, Mrs. Chas. Foree; vocal number, Mrs. Edward Manderville; address, "The Youth of Today," Mr. S. Quay Herndon, man aging editor of the Bulletin-Appeal. A cordial welcome to all. STANLEY MEAT MARKET TO OPEN STORE NUMBER TWO The Stanley Meat Market has opened a new store at 383 Wabasha street known as Stanley Meat Mar ket No. 2. It is outfitted to the very last detail that leads to efficient serv ice and cleanliness. In other words, the most up-to-date market house in the Northwest. "Stanley Meats are Better. Stanley Prices are Lower," Is the slogan that they have upheld since we started our first store. A visit to this store on the opening day will amply repay the housewife who is looking for bargains. ST. PAUL—MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., SATURDAY, MAY 3,1924 VOTE FOR THESE MEN TIESMV For Mayor: Arthur E. Nelson For Comptroller 4 : Erman M. Skipton Commissioners: Ferguson Sudheimer Clancy Wenzel McDonald Hodgson Judge Municipal Court «*» .. 1 -Neutral McDonald f Justice of the Peace: Kelly O’Neill WELL KNOWN MAN DIES ON SATURDAY FROM PNEUMONIA Funeral Is Held From Church at 9 A. M., Father Theo- bald Officiating. Mr. Wm. J. Oardner, 369 Jay street, well known and highly re spected citizen, and beloved husband to Ida Gardner, died.. Saturday eve ning at St. Joseph’s hospital at 7 o’clock. Taken suddenly ill on Mon day with chills and fever, Mr. Gard ner was rushed to the hospital, where the beat of medleal skill and attention was given him, but owning to complications which later develop ed into plural pneumonia, caused his death. He is survived by a devoted wife and ten children*. Old Resident of St. Paul. For the past forty-two years Mr. Gardner had made his—home in St. Paul. He was born in St. Louis, Mo., May 3, 1866. He arrived in this city in 1882 and was married to Miss Ida Williams, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Williams, who settled here in 1867. Their union was blessed with eleven children, all of whom, with the exception of the eld est child, Mrs. Ella Thompson, who passed away two years ago last March, are living. Mr. Gardner was formerly emplpyed at The Irish American Club in the earlier days; leaving there he was appointed cus todian at the knights of Columbus hall, which position he held up to the time of his death, for twenty-five years. _ Member of Catholic Church. Ever since the organization of St. Peter’s Claver Catholic church, Mr. Gardner had been a faithful member and was also a loyal member of the Catholip Order of Forresters, All Hal lows Court No. 817. The funeral was held Tuesday morning at 9:00 from the church, with Solemn Requiem High Mass by Father Theobald, as sisted by two priests. The church was filled with a vast concourse of friends who came to pay their re spectß to the deceased. He was borne to his last resting place by six of his friends and associates who acted as pallbearers, Messrs. J. B. Johnson, Owen Howell, Charles Milan, James Lee, J. M. McGee and P. M. Maroney. The last two named were members of the Forresters Court. Magnificent floral tributes completely surrounded the casket and attested the high es teemed in which the deceased was held. The interment took place in Calvary cemetery. J. Wlllwerscheid and Son had charge of the funeral arrangements. SOO LINE CHEF STRICKEN SUCCUMBS IN HOSPITAL Mr. James Preston Ogelesby, chef on the Soo Line for over twenty years and well known in railroad circles, died Tuesday morning at Ancker hos pital with pneumonia and complica tions. For a number of years Mr. Ogelesby had resided with Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Jones, 1390 St. Clair street. A host of friends in the Twin Cities mourn his death as many did not know of his serious illness. UPTOWN SANITARY NINE CALL SUNDAY PRACTICE The Uptown Sanitarys will practice on Dunning No. 2, Sunday, May 4, at 2 o’clock. All former players and tryouts are requested to be present THE NORTHWESTERN GEO. L SIEGEL VOTED AGAINST NEGISOLDIER Candidate for Mayor Used Pow er of His Vote in Legislature to Beat Measure. George L BiefM, candidate for Mayor of Ht Final, subject to desire of the voters Tuesday, was one of the , members of the legislature who VOT ED AGAINST a Negro Battalion Guard. Thq b(U for an addition to the state militia cahe up in 1010. According to Journal of the house for the year of 1119 on page 076, House Pile 200, Mr. Siegel is credited with casting his vote against the cre ation of a Negro unit of the Minne sota National Guard. Those who believe Mr. Siegel to consider the Negro from an unpreju diced angle may do well to look up his record before Tuesday, May 6. Don't help put the wrong man in of fice and afterwards be sorry. There have been organizations i which have sought to engender into the minds of our voters that Mr. 81e gel is just as fair, capable and honest as the man he opposes. This senti ment as propounded by these men is lacking fact because the public has not been informed Of the activities of Mr. Siegel prior to his candidacy for Mayor. 9 Purpose Ha plained. Naturally it becomes obvious that any platform may be adopted or any promises made to favor a certain group whose voting strength may be called the casting vote. This has been done by the Siegel element. Promises based on futuristic success have Jbeen made the base to secure votes from our group. The unfortu nate fact Is that this kind of unstable propaganda has been distributed by some of our group and has been tak en seriously by our voters. The voter must not be blinded by Mr. Siegel’s promises after he gets in office. s Jfis record in the legislature in 1010 clearly demonstrates that he is not capable of rendering to the City of St. Paul a good government; nor is he sincere in the platform promise to deal squarely with ns as citizens. Use Logical Reason. A Negro unit in the Minnesota Na tional Guard would have been the pride of every Race citizen in Minne sota, had it not been few the fact that certain individuals of the caliber of George L. Siegel voted against the Now Mr. Siegel seeks the support of the Negro of St. Paul, to help him become Mayor. Shall the voters of our group forget so soon that Mr. Siegel helped defeat the bill whereby we might have had a Race unit in the Minnesota National Guard.? Oar investigation of Mr. Siegel’s record was made after his glowing campaign speeches. He Is not the man for oar Mayor- And there is on record at the State Capitol files that prove Mr. Siegel helped defeat the Negro unit in the Minnesota National Guard. Race voter, Mr. Siegel helped de feat os in 1919, so let ns help defeat him next Tuesday. When yon go to the polls Tuesday, remember why we have not a Race unit in the Minneso ta National Guard. Bishop Brooks Returns to U.S. Bishop W. Sampson Brooks, for mer pastor of Bethel church, now di recting the works of the. African Methodist church in West Africa, ar rived in Baltimore last Saturday from abroad. Bishop Brooks declared that Africa needs the civilising agencies of the white nations and missionaries. In stead oL trying to drive the European nations out of Africa, ho said, the slogan should be to encourage them to aid In the big work of civilising heathen who have followed old cus toms for 50 centuries. Africa, he declared, has plenty of common laborers. It needs men of brains and wealth. Unless migrants have something to contribute, unless missionaries have something to carry with them besides the Bible, they might Just as well stay in America. There is considerable talk about the appointment of another racial commission to stody conditions In Haiti. Some least as Why the Veters Shemld Smppert MiyorNelsoaTuesday Paul grew and prosper ed moat while Nelson was Mayor. * E—We provided for decent schools for our children while Nelson was Mayor. C—We got sewers where com - non sense and public health demanded them while Nelson was Mayor. A—We got good roads and streets where we needed them while Nelson was Mayor. U—We got a dollar’s worth of honest service for every dollar of tax money while Nelson was Mayor. H—We got honest, efficient gov ernment while Nelson was Mayor. E—There was government for ] all the people w hile Net son was Mayor. JOHN R. O’NEIL IS EOR REAL JUSTICE AND EQUAL RIGHT Justice of the Peace Candidate Has Good Reasons for ' Being in Office. John R. O’Neill, candidate for ?iot> of the Peace at Large, born and raised in fit. I’aul, son of O. H. O'Neill. ■ former corporation jjpp counsel for the City Xk 'jHfffij of St. Paul. Mr. O’Neill tw< n-|^^Hmfd^r t> niti.. months i ' the U. S. Marine HBHHEaHI Corps, studied law j K O’Neill three years and will be admitted to the bar in the fall. Promises to put an end to the illegal methods of the loan sharks, who have been preying on the laboring people of St. Paul, and that he will have no affiliation or. connection with collec tion agencies. No man will be evict ed from his home, no judgments will be entered nor will legal experts be allowed to take advantage of the lack of legal knowledge of people appear ing in the Justice court. Technicalities of law will not be cloud the facts, but each and every case will be decided after the facts have been presented. There will be no discrimination in the court against any race, nor will any religious prejudices or fraternal affiliations be allowed to influence the decisions of the court. Prepared and Issued for John R. O’Neill, by Eugene O’Neill, for which the sum of 110.50 is to be paid. FIVE RECEIVE DIPLOMAS AT AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL Among a class of elghty-two grad uates, five young ladies, popular in the social set, received their diplo mas at the annual graduation exer cises held recently at the Agricultural School of the yniverslty of, Minne sota. Those who completed their course were the Misses Josephine Tatum, 766 StT Anthony avenue; Mary Tolliver, 599 Rondo street; Thelma Davis, 624 Rondo street; Dolly and De Quince Jordan, 791 Rondo street. BURIAL OF MRS. BRIGHT IS HELD IN OKLAHOMA The funeral service of Mrs. Emma Bright, wife of Mr. J. P. Bright, 479 St. Anthony avenue, as held at Lyles Mortuary Tuesday, April 14, under the auspices of Princess Oslel Chapter No. 46, O. E. S., and Queen Esther Chapter No. 82, O. E. S. The remains were shipped to Oklahoma accompanied by her husband. Among the beautiful floral offerings was a floral piece from the officers of Rondo police station. Mrs. Mayme Donovan, Minneapolis, Minn., a recognized leader among the women of our group, is a candidate of the State Legislature. Georgia has the greatest number of colored carpenters, and is followed by South Carolina, Louisiana and Alabama. NECESSITY SEEN FOR CAPABLE MAN TO FUNCTION IN THE CAPACITY OF CITY COMPTROLLER; SKIPTON BEST One of Most Important Offices in Municipal Government Is That Pertaining to the Fiscal Affairs—Skipton Has Proven Himself the Logical Man. ERMAN M. SKIPTON N.A.A.C.P.HoId Sunday Fcilrum The Forum of the National Asso ciation for the Advancement of Col ored People met on last Sunday at Little Pilgrim, the last meeting of the season. It was conducted In the form of an Open Forum. Mr. Wm. T. Francis, attorney at law, gave a 10- minqte talk on "Thought,” some of the things we as a race fail to think of. Five-minute talks were given by Geo. W. Wills, S. E. Hall, Rev. L. W. Harris and Dr. V. D. Turner, who spoke on the failure of race men to take care of themselves properly, thereby causing premature death. Talks were continued by Mesdames O. C. Hall, R. F. Wilson and Marcle Vallee. The secretary of the Duluth branch, N. A. A. C. P., Mrs. Susie Evans, was called on and gave a very interesting talk. Drive solicitors reported member ships and paid pledges amounting to $17.00. It was decided that the opening meeting of the Forum next fall be held in the form of a mass meeting at one of the large churches. Excellent musical numbers were presented by St. James’ A. M. E. choir. Mrs. J. Hlrsch rendered a vo cal 8010. STEVE HOPKINS MASSEUR FOR ROSE ROOM GYM Steve Hopkins is now connected with the Rose Room gymnasium in the ca pacity of masseur.. Hopkins was rated one of the best athletes ever turned out of Mechanic Arts high school, starring in football, basketball, track and baseball. After leaving school he played professional football with the Banholzer team, which held the state championship in 1916-17. He then took up professional box ing, in which he was engaged for the past eight years. He is a graduate of the Bernard McFadden school in Chicago. ‘Last Loaf Was Well Produce <f The “Last Loaf," a two-act drama presented by the Mistress of Social Session of Como Temple No. 128, Wednesday evening at Union hall, was highly enjoyed by a large, appre ciative audience. Each one portray ed their parts remarkably well and are to be commended on their ability to produce a drama of this kind. The play was splendidly staged and di rected by Mrs. Mamie McCarthy. The leading characters were A. 1. Todd as Mark Ashton and P. H. Henderson as Caleb Hanson, Carrie Allop as Hate Ashton (Mark’s wife) assisted by Huey McCarty, the Hlgbtoned Dick Bustle; L. C. Jackson, the stuttering butcher; Lilly Ashton, Gladys Smith and Jean Mundy as Patty Jones, the hire 3 girl. After the drama dancing was the feature of the evening. Re freshments were served by the so cial session committee. prick: nvs CSNIB Comptroller E. M. Skipton is seek ing re-election to the office of Comp troller solely on his record as an able and efficient, thoroughly experienced municipal accountant, according to bis campaign statements. An examination into the record and experience of Comptroller Skipton discloses that bis statements are based on whole truth —that he is ex actly what ho says he is—thoroughly experienced, capable and efficient. For more than twenty years, E. M. Skipton has been engaged in tbe busi ness of accounting. Ten of these years have been spent in the office of tbe Comptroller, and for tbe past fourteen months, Mr. Bkipton has been active Comptroller of the city of St. Paul. He was elected to this office by the members of the present city council, following the death of Jesse Foot, former city comptroller under whom Mr. Skipton served as chief deputy. Most of the present advanced sys tems of accounting in vogue in the Comptroller’s office were inaugurated and installed by Mr. Skipton. His vast experience as a municipal ac countant, together with his ten years of experience as an accountant for some of the largest establishments in St. Paul, have given him an Intimate knowledge of the duties and demands visited on the City Comptroller. Importance Shown. It is an accepted fact that the of fice of City Comptroller is a very im portant part of the city’s govern mental machinery. Primarily it is a position requiring expert and thor ough experience. The job needs the very best kind of an accountant, de spite the fact that in previous years, some of the officials who held the j6b were not themselves expert account ants. The Comptroller must know intimately the working* of the sev eral city departments, for he is tbe sole Judge of the amounts of monies to be spent by each department. Mr. Skipton baß qualified himself for the Job through long years of ex ecutive and accounting experience. Voters at the May 6 election will un doubtedly cast their ballot for the best fitted by training and experience. An investigation into Mr. Skipton's intelligent selection. Twin City Band In First Parade The Twin Cities Musicians made their Initial appearance on the streets of the Twin Cities Monday. Led by a former 25th infantry drum major, the band began its parade at St. James avenue north, to Lyndale, thence to Seventh avenue, down Sev enth street to Sixth avenue. Selec tions were played at Aldrich and Sixth avenue, also at 7th street and Sixth avenue. The band then pro ceeded to Washington and Tenth ave nue south, parading to Eleventh ave nue, then back to Washington. Num bers were played in front of the South Side club and the Keystone Billiard parlor. The band marched down Thirteenth avenue to Fourth street, then to Cedar and back to Seven Corners. After the Minneapolis parade the band went to St. Paul, beginning the line of march at Kent and Aurora streets; from Aurora to Rondo, then to Mackubin, where the first concert was given. From Mackubin the pa rade was eagerly followed to West ern avenue, where another number was played; then to University ave nue and back to the Mill City. This band is deserving of support because as Prof. Moore, the leader, says, "It’s ybur boys and your band." The Maryland Legislature appro priated $125,000 for a Science Hall at Morgan College. P. H. James of Oklahoma City is the proprietor of a large bottling works. We have 47,000 children, 10 to 15 years of Age, gainfully employed in non-agricultural pursuits. Horace A. Page, president of Tbo Page Coal Company of Indianapolis, Ind., Is our leading coal merchant.