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VuhlUhed hy The METROPOLITAN NEWS. Inc.. CHICAGO. 1L — — —
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FIRST YEAR-NO. 1 _ _- —-■
Sixteen Pages Of Live
NEWS In First Issue
Modern Plant and Equipment
| Installed For Two Editions Weekly
New Features,
Facts, Fiction
Out Tuesday and
| Friday each Week
With this first issue of The
Metropolitan News, a new page
B' ' e journalistic history of
ago has been written and
ong-felt want for a nev/spa
:o present local happenings
5 weekly, has become a re
!* The Metrjpcm fan News makes
its bow to thp public amid a flood
it congratulatory messages and
well wishes from a host of public
[;"■ officials, state and nation, from
business and professinal men, thi
clergy and from interested house
jf Wives who control the family pursi
p;- strings, and who extend welcome
to this Bi-Weekly pioneer in the
: local field of journalism.
Modern Publishing Plant
The Metropolitan News i
n printed on the new Duplex press
weighing 20,000 lbs., the only one
of its kind in Chicago, and which
takes the paper from the roll—
prints, cuts and fo’ds it—and de
livers the finished product readj
for the newsstand. This Duplex
is absolutely the last word ir
printing equipment and is a mar
vel of precision with its many spe
cial features for the production
of a really modern, up-to-the-min
ute newspaper.
Installation of this great press,
supplemented by a battery of mod ,
ern, high-speed linotype machines,
a complete line of legible, display
type and the score or more of oth
er mechanical devices, will enable
The Metropolitan News to ex
pand and grow to serve well the
240,000 Negro citizens of the
the Greater Chicago Aarea.
Hon. Nathan K. McGill, mem
ber of the Chicago Public Library
lioard and former assistant attor
ney general of Illinois, is presi
dent of The Metropolitan New^
I uDiismng Co., and he has sur
rounded himself by a staff of as
sistants, all of whom are special
ists in their particular line. Ev
eryone connected with the pro
duction and distribution of this
paper are members of the Race
and as the News expands, there
will be more avenues opened to our
workers. Photos of the editorial,
business ar.d mechanical depart
Iments appear in this issue, show
ing the magnitude of the News'
publishing plant.
The Metropolitan News will
j have complete coverage of all
j, news, both local and national and
in addition to the general news
columns will contain the latest
happenings of the stage and
screen the sports world and the j
realm of society; there will also
be stories of interest by feature j
writers, cartoons, comics and oth
er special features.
Officials of the various depart- |
ments of The Metropolitan News
will be Eneil F. Simpson business i
manager: Henry Brown manag-'
|| t" itrr - • -t'-tic Co.;« -j. i
(r i nued on
Civic Clubs
Aid In Food
Emergency Money Put In
Force As Unfortunate Fami
les Look To Authorities For
500 Baskets
Given Away
Governor Promises Sales Tax
To Speed Relief.
South Side Chicago is com
batting the emergency, which
irose a few days ago when the
edict was issued that caused the
closing of the Relief stations
throughout Illnois, in a com
mendable manner.
Tuesday morning 500 baskets of
food were issued to the poor
through the Cheerful Givers Or
ganization, 5043 Indiana avenue.
Earl Kennedy, president of the
charitable organization, told The
Mktopolitan News that they |
would do their utmost to continue i
their distribution of foodstuff's to !
as many unfortunate families as !
possible during this immediate cri
The Cheerful Givers were be
sieged Tuesday by a huge throng
of people and baskets were issued ,
in much the same manner as food
was dispensed during the Xmas
season. Baskets were also loaded i
into automobiles, donated by com
munity business men, and carried
to those who were reported ill and
unable to appear in pers n to re
ceive food.
(Continued on Page 2)
20th Century
Women Hold
Baby Contest
Sunday afternoon, at the Twen
tieth Century Women’s Club, a
75 memers and friends of Beta
chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha so
rority, drank to the health of nine
teen babies in a baby contest spon
sored by the local chapter for the
benefit of their scholarship fund.
A short program preceded the
awarding of the prizes. Little Miss
Jane Prescott, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. James Prescott, was
awarded the first prize. She re
ceived 571 votes. Little Miss Eve
lyn Lawlah, the daughter of Or.
and Mrs. John Lawiah, received
second prize for turning in 457
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In presenting the Metropolitan News to the readers of
the Greater Chicago area, the publishers, motivated primarily
by a full conception of their duty to the community at large,
shall direct their energies and efforts in the performance of a real
public service—civic, economic, political and religious—that
type of service which shall aim to stimulate and encourage pride !
of community, Race and country and confidence in our com
munity institutions—the inevitable result being a BIGGER, BET
The Metropolitan News, a Bi-weekly (synonymous with
semi-weekly), enters the journalistic field in answer to the pop
ular demand for a paper published with greater frequency than
has been the custom in the past and for less money, five cent-,.
and in so doing will present impartially, events as and when they
actually happen and not as WE WOULD HAVE THEM HAP
PEN. This paper shall not indulge in any malice or hatred
against any person, race, business or religion. Everybody is
our friend and brother. We shall find and treat the good men
and in the community, cit , state and nation instead of parading
their faults and shortcomings alone. Thus we will drive out the
evil with the good.
We shall not attempt to impede the progress of any
race or person by false and malicious accusations or attacks on
their character. We are for every one—and against no one.
Our mission is to spread happiness and contentment—to replace
the frown with a smile. We wish not to lead but to accompany
to be not for good only—but a part of the good. We wish to
be a nart of the commun:tv in its representation of love, peace j
on inued on Page 2 I
A Great Newspaper w,lh thb first > -m-, the
i r Metropolitan News- “A Bi-Week
Modem Plant - - ^ News-—When and As It Hap
pens,”—makes its bow to the pub
lic and in so doing makes journalistic history in the Greater Chicago
area. Views of the modern, completely equipped plant and offices are
shown here. To the left, seated at hi de k. i Albert G. Barnett, Cit>
editor; below is shown the linotype machines, operated by William
G. McCrary (right), and George C. Anderson; th< Goss Duplex
press is shown being oiled for the initial run by Pressman Klijah
Robinson (in front of the paper roll), and his assistant Forrest
Bell; below the press is a view of one of the editorial offices, show
ing left to right, Hugh S. Gardner, new- reporter; Karl J. Morris,
thatrical editor; Dan Burley, (standing), sports editor, and Hen’
ry Brown, managing editor. oth. r Pictures on Page 2
Metropolitan New# Photo
Dr. L 1. Williams
Suffers Heart Attack
Dr. A. Wilberforce Williams, 70
vear old dean of Chicago’s physi
cians, and senior member of Great
er Provident hospital medical staff
was stricken early Monday morn
ing by a severe heart attack at his
home, 451" Forestville avenue. Hi
was immediately rushed to Provi
dent hospital, where every possibli
medical assistance was given him
by his personal physician, Dr. Carl
Roberts and a staff of medical ex
perts. The latest eulletin regarding
lis condition reveals that he ii
resting much asier and is appar
mtly out of dang r.
The aged physician is interna
tioally kown as a specialist in sur
gery. He has for many years been
adjudged one oi the city’s fore
most citizens because of the great
contribution he has made through
his knowledge and ability as a sur
geon. He has also gained no small
amount of prominence as a col
umnist. For nearly a quarter of a
century, heads of families, m I he
community in which he resides,
have reared families and were
able to guard the health of their
loved ones by the advice submitted
to them by him each week.
Wife Died i.v July
Coincident with his recent ill
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(Con.inued on Page 2.
Argue Over
Fare; Tvoo
Are Shot
i gumnnt over the amount of
a taxicab fare, resulted in the
shooting ami wounding of two
men, one perhaps fatally, late
Monday night, on East 44th street
and Wabash Ave. Police are seek
ing a man known as “Red” as the
1 hi: Metropolitan News learn
ed that Clifford Sullivan, 27 years
old, 3518 Giles avenue, driver of
the cab, had picked up the fellow
m the boulevard, along with
George Hill, 28 years old, 4243
Soulh Parkway, and was bring
ing them to a number or. 44th
street, near Prairie.
Asking for his fare, which he
set at an unnamed sum, Sullivan
precipitated a violent argument
with the man, “Red,” taking a
prominent part. A threat to tight
'on .inued on Page 2)
Find Woman
Cops Told
In Slaying
Police of the Stanton Avenue
station are seeking a girl, whom
they have learned is the sweet
| heart of the only one to escape
| of the trio of bandits who shot
rnd killed John Breen, white
watchman, last Monday during
the robbery of a florist shop at
3539 Michigan avenue.
Police refused to reveal the iden- !
tity of the fugitive and also that !
of the girl. Officers explained Mon
day afternoon that they arc posi
tive that the girl is nota member
of tt*e l
and Hampton James, chn
fessed their part in the crime, but J
laid the killing of the watchfnan to |
the escaped bandit. For obvious i
reasons the police are withhold- !
ing the name of the fugitive.
A Coroner’s jury held the two [
captured men to the grand jury 1
and recommended the apprehen- 1
sion of the third man and all to
stand trial on a charge of first de- j
grec murder.
Find, the Woman
The Cherehez La Femme angle
was injected into the case after a
rigid grilling of the two men. Both
bandits stated that the escaped
man was madly in love with a
pretty girl and that he was al
ways giving her presents. They
told police that their partner in
crime had the girl under the im
pression that he was a foreman
for Armour Packing company and
was in a position to lavish gifts
upon her.
Police are of the opinion that
the bandit will attempt to com
municate with the girl and that
thev are near a solution in the
case. Sergeant Charles King, Cy
ril Rapier ami John Wright have
been assigned to clear the case
and seize the mising bandit.
Breen was a brother to Lieut.
Breen of the Chicago police de
It was a green hat that gave
the police the first clew to the mys
tery. The hat had been dropped
by one of the bandits, later learn
ing that it belonged to James. Po
lice were also on the lookout for
the report of some doctor with in
formation that a man had been
shot. That same Monday evening
such a report came and upon in
vestigation broke down the alibi
of James, and he confessed.
Willis Thornton, 28, was severe
ly beaten in front of his home at
5917 State stret,' early Sunday
morning when he frustrated a
holdup by an unknown man who
tied after the melee. Thornton was
taken to the County hospital.
Taken to Hospital
Hattie Bellfteld, 5724 Prairie
avenue, was taken to Provident
hospital early Sunday morning,
where it was learned that she was
suffering from several lacerations
about the body. Police learned
that she had been slashed during
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ody later.
New Faces
Seen With
New York Cubans Plan
To Cap Opener A» Locals
Gird For Battle.
Larry Brown
To Boss Team
Giants Also Have New
Faces In Line-up; Both
Teams Show LxcelllL i Form
celebrate their entr^Tfitb th
Negro National league here Sat
urday when they play the open
ing game of the season with the
American Giants at Cole's 39th
street plant.
Uuder the Supervision of the
iate Nat Strong, for a number of
years, the team has been recog
nized as one of the strongest clubs
in the country as many of the old
Cuban Stars are with the New
York aggregation. In the lineup
will be found such stars as Rod
errique, Baro and Lefty Tiant.
The Cubans have some of the
best players of the current sea
Brown New Manager
The American Giants have sev
eral new faces to offer the fans,
headed by Larry Brown, manager,
and one of the best catchers in
the league. With Marshall, the
“Old Reliable,” at second; Rad
clifl'e at third; Wells at short, the
Giants expectto play the season
through without many upsets.
The pitching staff is being W'ell
protected with Trent, Foster,
Brown, Corenlius and Thomas.
The present league is composed
of the New York Cubans, Brook
lyn Royals, Pittsburgh Craw
fords, Newark, Detroit, Philadel
phia, the Homestead Greys and the
American Giants.
Man Is Killed
By Hit and
Run Driver
Richard Baker, 35, was struck
down and fatally injured early
Monday morning by a hit and run
driver in Chicago Heights. Po
lice Officer Ben Weir, who hap
pened to be in the vicinity rushed
the auto victim to the St. James
hospital, where he was pronounced
dead upon his arrival by Or. A!
fred D. Biggs, 10504 Irvin avenue.
Baker had been visiting Nolan
Collier of 1614 Portland avenue,
Chicago Heights, and was on his
way home when he was run down
in the streets at 16th and Port
land avenue. The left side of the
skull of the hapless victim was
The accident occured about 1 a.
m., Monday. The body was re
moved to Spindler and Krillon Fu
neral Parlors, 12 Illinois street,
Chicago Heights. Baker lived at
1414 Lowe avenue. Witnesses were
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