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THE NORTHWESTERN "SwaiM* 1 ' |*i!ssai RITT T F^TftSJ-APPFAT l-Jawi Equality to All ■ M J■ J ■ ■ 1 mJL m ■V / mt'm The Dependable Medium wmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm . ■. —— ■ ■ ■ ———————■MBageggag... l *■. ■■■.■ u»-± ■■ ■. ■i. . ..uma VOLUME m, NO. 14 BT. PAUL—MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., SATURDAY, MAY 10, 1924 PRICE: FIVE CENTS VOTERS’LEM LETTER IS GIVEN DUE ATTENTION Reasons Why Bulletin-Appeal Kept Identity During Cam paign Given. On April 25t1» thin paper received a letter from the offlce of the secre tary of the Colored Voters’ League, but signed by a purported committee of that organization. Because of the mental Immaturity evidenced in its composition we at first determined to disregard it. but have since changed our mind and will answer one of its several questions. The question fol lows verbatim: "Why your paper is not willing to eo-operate with this organization to present'the truth and facts to the people of all candidates, regardless and impartial to personal interest?” % Our Answer. Our answer is that the columns of the BULLETIN-APPEAL have been, now are and always will be used to present the truth and the facts, as we know to be, to the people eover- I all political candidates, and our * advertising space may be used by any political candidate at the regular legal rate for advertising, under the same regulations as required by all other reputable newspapers. We do not, however, lend our columns to anything that poses as an impartial political organization but which in reality seeks to promote only partisan and personal preferences. Our Questions. Now may we ask the Colored Vot ers’ League two questions: Why is it that after announcing that the Colored Voters’ League would hold meetings and'invite all of the candidates to address it so that a fair conclusion as to the qualifica tion of each might be reached, that the Colored Voters’ League never held a single public meeting at which all of the candidates were Invited, or even expected to appear? Why did the Colored Voters’ League hold but one meeting UN DER ITS NAME after the primaries and during the entire election cam paign, and hold that meeting in the afternoon if it had anything but par tisan purposes? BUILDING LOAN ASSOCIATION IN DRIVE Campaign Is Incorporated for One Million Dollars With Stock at Par Value. Among the financial Institutions which have originated within our group during the last few years the Pioneer Building and Loan Associa tion of Pittsburg takes first rank among those concerns that are actu ally “delivering the goods.” Mem bers are being placed in homes of their own and are paying for them on a small weekly payment basis. Home owners are likewise able to improve their property in the same ready and easy way. The association has grown under the careful supervision of its officers and directors until it has reached the substantial dividend paying stage, a dividend of six per cent having al ready been paid for 1923. $500,000 Drive. Greatly encouraged by their past success, the ofllcers and directors have launched a drive during which they hope to dispose of 1500,000 worth (6,000 shares) of their stock. The stock is being sold to groups as well as individuals, churches and their auxiliaries, social, political and all other groups find it highly ad vantageous to make investment in the Pioneer Building and Loan As sociation. This association is chart ed in Pennsylvania and capitalised at 61,000,000. The par value per share is 9100, payable 10 cents a week. The Joining fee is 25 cents per share. If the Crusaders who wish to re cover Africa prefer to go there on a steamship owhed by‘the U. N. I. A., whose business is HP In tcert The sixth annual spring concert of the Mu-Bo Choral club, 30 voices, un der the direction of W. C. Jeffrey, will be given at the Wells Memorial House, 11th street and Western ave nue, Wednesday night, May 14, at 8:30 o’clock. The club needs no Introduction to the music lovers of the Twin Cities, it having established itself firmly in the last two or three years as one of the leafing choral organizations of the city. If the citizens of the Twin Cities, and especially Minneapolis, are interested in the progress that has been made musically by our group, we invite your presence at our com ing concert, thereby giving to the club tlutt financial and moral support of which it is worthy. W. C. Jeffrey, Director. MURDER CASE WON IN MINNEAPOLIS BY TWIN CITY MEN Woman Charged With Killing Man Is Freed After Jury Agrees on Innocence. Perhaps in the long history of the Hennepin County* Courts a murder case was tried in the briefest space of time, and terminated successfully on last Friday when Attorney Glee ner Fowler of Minneapolis, the at torney of record; Attorney Hammond Turner of St. Part; and Attorney H. Cannon of Minneapolis tried the case of Mrs. Mazie McDonald. 1609 4th street south, charged with murder in the first degree in the killing of Wm. Briggs, April 2, at her home. The masterful way in which the case was handled by the defense has attracted attention from all sources, and the finding of a not guilty verdict has in creased not only the respect for these attorneys, but has given a greater re spect for their well known ability. Co-operation Won. Attorney Fowler’s address to the jury was a masterpiece never to be forgotten by those who hear it* In fact, so touching was it that tears coursed from the eyes of the jurors and .people assembled in the court. The zeal, ability and force displayed by these gentlemen should give con fidence to the people in the Twin Cities that though the late Frederic McGhee may be gone, his spirit and eloquence still lives by those present pursuing hi* profession. The co-operation of Attorneys Fowler and Turner was responsible for winning the case. Attorney Can non, who is a recent graduate, was greatly benefited by the legal wisdom of such master attorneys as Messrs. Fowler and Turner. Baby Welfare • Tea Saturday What promises to be a brilliant af fair is the Baby Welfare Tea which will be given at the Hotel Howell from 2 to 5 P. M. this Saturday aft ernoon. The tea has been arranged by the St. Paul Urban League as a part of its health program. A demonstration will be conducted by the Baby Welfare Association and nurses and physicians will be in at tendance. Co-operating with the St. Paul Ur ban League is the Everywoman Pro gressive Council, which is sponsoring the affair. Useful gifts will be given to all children between the ages of 1 and 5 that are present. All women, es pecially mothers, are invited to be present. Our leading politicians will soon be broadcasting, and what some of them. lack in depth they will make up in length. EATS SEVENTY -FIVE ONE CENT ORANGES, THEN DIES Cleveland, Ohio. —Wesley Craig mlles, Jr., 17, ran into a fruit sale where oranges were going at a penny each. He bought 50 and ate them. They were not enough. He bought 25 more. These were disposed of also. Then the trouble started. He was seised with a violent physical ail ment which ’resulted in Insanity. Pneumonia overtook him during ex posure dtoe to his insanity. He Is now- dead. '*>* 1 J TRUTH TWISTED BY SIEGEL OVER SHOO ASSERTION The Bulletin-Appeal wishes to completely repudiate the statement made by George L. Siegel at a meet ing held at Union hall Monday eve ning. Mr. Siegel gave the impression that he had been interviewed by a representative of the Bulletin-Appeal with reference to the uqp of this me dium for the sum of SSOO. The state ment as made by Mr. Siegel is un true and wholly without foundation. ( The Bulletin-Appeal will pay one ( hundred dollars (6100) to any chari table association named on presenta- , tion of alleged authentic letter writ- , ten by the Bulletin-Appeal making ] any sort of proposition to Mr. Siegel or proof that we offered Mr. Siegel our service for any kind of considers- ( tion. , Sometime ago Mr. Siegel, with Robert W. HeffelAnger (white) in- terviewed Mr. Elmer A. Carter of the ( Urban League. Mr. Heffelflnger pro- , posed that Mr. Carter write ten ar- , tides to be used in a newspaper to ( be published during the political campaign for the Siegel interest. This proposed paper was to be in no way • connected with the Bulletin-Appeal, as the Bulletin-Appeal opposed Mr. Siegel. Mr. Carter informed Mr. Hef felflnger that this was out of his line l as the secretary of the Urban League, i but as an Individual he would pre- ] pare the articles for 650 each. These i articles were not to appear in the < Bulletin-Appeal but as another race ] paper that was to be published dur- , ing the political campaign only. i Mr. Siegel attempted to twist the I truth, and to have it appear that we < opposed him because he did not pay j 6600 for our service is devoid of I truth and wholly without foundation. 1 The Bulletin-Appeal had no part in f the proposed transaction. We dp» 1 posed Mr. Biegel from start to finish 1 because we did not consider him the l right man for Mayor of St. PauL j 3fcm letters spell tip number-mnrb, Atth get 1 ttfink J’ue never Ijearfc Another tljat mg lpart If as stirred 9Httf meanings Ijalf sn dear. 3far“flotifer” means gonr lnne tljat knouts dig lightest togs and deepest tones; It means gonr faitlf tljat dailg grouts dlorr steadfast and Binrere. it means tlje shelter of gonr arms QLlfat clasp mr safe from morldlg karma, it means gonr spirit smeet tljat rtjarms Hitlj tljonglft and art and creed; it means tiff tijtnga, botlf great and small, fflljat i mitij deepest jog rerall; it means just Ijome, tljat Some, mljere all dig minding Ijeart-roads lead. ——VOLaLAND r -r * Cramp Leads Tennis League • In Twin Cities A large number of tennis enthusi asts met on Wednesday evening at the Y. W. C. A. and organized a ten nis club for the purpose of encour aging and developing this form of recreation. Officers for the ensuing year were elected as follows: Dr. J. W. Crump, president; Mr. Cornelius Johnson, vice-president; Miss Mary Lealtad, secretary; Miss Jane Gooden, treas urer. A tournament will be held during the month of July to determine the champions of the Twin Cities, and silver cups will be given to the sin gles champion of both sexes and also to the doubles champion. In addi tion, the winners will be sent to the national tournament, which will be held at Baltimore in August. Membership in the club is open to all residents of the Twin Cities who are interested in playing tennis. Membership applications will be received until June 10, after which this membership will be by election. The location of the special club courts will be announced in the next issue of the Bulletin-Appeal. • $335.00 IS PLEDGED TO MILL CITY N. A. A. C. P.’ At the recent meeting of the Min neapolis branch of the N. A. A. C. P. at St. Peter’s A. M. B. church, Robert Bagnall, director of branches of the national association, was chief speak er. Minneapolis people pledged 6336. Because of lack of space the Bulletin- Appeal has been unable to publish the names of the donors, who are as follows: W. C. Jones, 6100; W. J. Grimes, 660; Mrs. Mayme Donovan, Atty. B. 8. Smith, Dorothy Sydnor and Cecil Newman, 626 each; Joseph Young, 615; C. A. Hughes, Mrs. C. L. Beams, Mrs. C. MoCullough, Mary B. Talbert Club, 610; 8. 8. Ratliffe, Henry Williams, Mbs. H. Y.< Mitchell, Mrs. lone Poore and Mrs. R. St. Clair, $6 each. ' * a* Mother BAD MANAGEMENT BANKRUPTS GREAT WHITELAW HOTEL > Bad management and lack of book keeping caused the embarrassed , financial condition of the Whitelaw Hotel Company, Washington, D. C., the investigating committee reported to the stockholders. One of the startling disclosures of this committee was the controversy . over a lot on the east side of the ! Whitelaw Hotel. The committee re ported that it found a number of the members of the board of directors under the impression that this lot was purchased for the Whitelaw Ho tel, but that John W. Lewis claimed ownership of it and had lately trans ferred it to his wife. The committee also reported that it found that up wards of 6400 of the money of the corporation had been used in the purchase of this lot. The committee report declared that it appeared that John W. Lew is, who constructed the Whitelaw Hotel and organized the corporations was given absolute authority in the management of affairs during *the period of construction and for some time after the building was com pleted. He collected all monies and disbursed them as he saw fit, it was reported. Mr. Orri C. Hall, 727 St. Anthony avenue, cierk in the city auditor’s of flce and well known citizen, left Sat urday evening for Louisville, Ky., to attend the General Conference of the A. M. E. Church. Mr. Hall is a lay delegate to the conference and ex pects to be absent from the city about a month. Reverend H. L. P. Jones, pastor of St. James’ A. M. B. church, corner of Jay and Fuller avenue, left Thursday and will be present at the conference. Rev. Jones has the best wishes ef his congregation, who heps that he.will be returned to Bt. James’ and carry on the good work In their efforts for a new church. 1 Druggist Fined For‘Color Line’ Claybourue George of the law firm of Olenn, George and Frey, president of the Cleveland branch of the Na tional Association for the Advance -1 ment of Colored People, has won a civil rights case for a young woman who had been refused service by a druggist because of her color. In a ’ letter to the national offlce of the N. A. A. C. P. Mr. George gives the de -1 tails of the case as follows: “On the 22nd day of March, 1924, one Miss Hattie Henry, 2185 East 84th street, Cleveland, Ohio, was re > fused service by a druggist by the name of Louis E. DeLucia. DeLucia was arrested and on the 26th of > March was tried in the municipal court, found guilty and fined 625.00 and the cost of court by Judge David Moylan. This'young lady was working in my offlce at-the time and I was very glad to take her down and have the warrant issued and on the day of the trial assist in the prosecution.” i‘ *•••*•• *• A little dog came to our house yesterday; The cutest thing you ever seen. She was jet black, with spots of gray; And we calted her Queen. n. Of our house she had full pos session ; And of my bed a goodly slice. When I found she had a collec tion Of those things that you call lice. / m. I took her in the basement, Down where we wash our clothes, i And rubbed her full of ointment From her tail to her nose. j IV. In the morning she had gone, And I was glad as could be. . | But henceforth and now on, No stray pups for me. j ■ i am ■ n—aJl MAYOR NELSON IS RE-ELECTED OVER GEORGEL SIEGEL Labor Candidates* “Whispering Campaign** Beaten by Votes Tuesday. Mayor Arthur E. Nelson was re elected as St. Paul’s chief exeoutive Tuesday, defeating George L. Siegel, the Labor candidate, in one of the hottest campaigns in the history of that city. Returns available early indicated that Mayor Nelson would have a ma jority of nearly 5,000 in a total vote between 67,000 and 70,000. When 205 of the city’s 216 pre cincts had reported, on the mayor alty contest, Mayor Nelson had a lead of 5,062 votes over his La bo rite op ponent. The election was marked by heavy voting in the early hours of the day in the Seventh, Tenth and Eleventh wards, and by a rush to the polls in all wards late in the day. The campaign Itself was marked by more bitterness than has been inject ed into any election In St. Paul in many years, exceeding even the bit ter fight between former Mayor L C. Hodgson and William Mahoney in 1920. Mr. Siegel was the first to open his campaign. He began a speaking tour of St. Paul, March 1, with the result that he led Mayor Nelson in the pri mary election, March 18, by 1,322 votes, inasmuch as the mayor made no campaign in the primaries. % After the primary election, both candidates began a speaking cam paign that took them to every ward of St. Paul. Mr. Siegel made more than 650 speeches, while the mayor made nearly 500. Frequently they spoke from the same platform and these debates were characterized by much heckling from the audience. Siegel Concedes Defeat. Defeat of Mr. Siegel was conceded by his headquarters at midnight, while Nelson headquarters, as early as 10 P. M., had Issued a statement asserting the mayor had been re elected. In an Informal statement Mayor Nelson said that the election had demonstrated that "St. Paul wishes to continue to progress.” Mr. Siegel said at midnight that he had “nothing to regret." “I have made the best fight I could,” Siegel added. “I have been able to smile through it all. I can smile now in defeat just as I eeuM Bi victory. I thank all of my support ers for their unselfish efforts in my behalf.” The Labor candidate apparently carried eight of the twelve wards, the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth and Twelfth, while Mayor Nelson carried the First, Sev enth, Tenth and Eleventh. Each candidate carried his own precinct and his own ward. The Second ward, Siegel’s home, failed to come up to his expectations, but the Seventh ward went almost three to one for Nelson, the Eleventh more than two to one and the Tenth ward went strongly for the mayor. McCracken in Effective Role As vice-president of the upper Eighth ward “Nelson for Mayor” Clvb..Frqd D. McCracken was very Aetiwe iy’the re-election of Mayor Nel son. * He was also in charge of the organisation among our group in be half of the Mayor. The splendid or ganization built up by him proved very effective against the “whisper ing” campaign waged by some of our group in behalf of Mr. Siegel, attor ney Francis and 8. E. Hall, with many other prominent, influential men and women of our people, co-operated very strongly with Mr. McCracken and rendered very valuable service. The Siegel campaign among our group was handled by Geo. Shannon, R. Sidney Harris of the Dining Car Railway Employes’ union and the Ne gro Voters’ League. The campaign was free from any bad feeling be tween the leaders of the two forces. i ♦ v ’ ** Tt k . . < t * Thaf we have beautiful# bewitching and charming women la no news to us, and they are hot all in New York.