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FIRST YEAR—NO. 8 by tj. metropolitaNvNews. i«.. CHICAGO, ILL., FRIDAY, MAY 31,
I IN |
Case Hard
Fought for
Leads to
. Henry Brown, 5040 Michi
gan ave., well known South
sire insurance man who was
shot during an argument in
Mark’s Credit Clothing store,
433 E. 47th St., on March 28,
was awarded damages to the
extent of $15,000 Wednesday
by a jury in Superior Judge
Albert M. Crampton’s court.
The jury was out nine hours
before it reached the verdict.
Brown sued the clothing com
pany and the American District
Telegraph company, the Illinois
District Telegraph company, Er
nest Gross and Jacob Ttauss for
$25,000 damages for being in
jured maliciously prosecuted and
falsely imprisoned.
Similar to the Turner case, the
result of this case in which Brown
was the plaintiff dealt another
crushing blow to three highly re
puted law firms of the loop dis
trict who had for their opponents,
Attorney William H. Temple,
senior member of the law firm of
Temple, Wimbish and Jones and
’ Attorney Henry C. Ferguson.
The Marks company was repre
sented by Kirkland, Fleming,
Green and Martin; the telegraph
companies and Ernest Gross em
ployed West and Eckhart, while
SosKon and Levitt acted as coun
sel for Jacob Traus.
Shot During Argument
Evidence in the case revealed
that Brown's wife had a dispute
with an employee of the clothing
company on March 28, 1932, and
upon her arrival home she inform
ed her husband of what had taken
place. Brown went to the store
■seeking redress for what had tran
spired and it was not long before
he was in an argument with Jacob
Traus and Jack Rose. Brown as
serted that both men had revolv
ers and pointed them toward him.
Meanwhile, the above watchman
services were called and when a
watchman appeared on the scene
he fired, wounding Brown in vhi
leg. The store was being en
larged at the time and prior to
being shot, Brown had hold the
other two men at bay with a car
penter’s pinch bar.
Brown was confined in his home
and in the hospital suffering from
injuries which permanently dis
abled him. Four days after the
shooting, however, he was arrest
ed on a charge of assault with' a
deadly weapon. On August 16,
1932 Judge Francis Borelli dis
missed the case against Brown.
It seemed that every move of
the defendant’s counsel during the
seven days in court was clearly
anticipated by Attorneys Temple
and Ferguson. The technicalities
which they resorted to and the
subtle insinuations as to Brown’s
actions at the time of the shooting
were broken down completely by
the withering cross examination to
which these attorneys subjected
six witnesses.
The final argument to the jury
was made by Attorney Temple,
who in an eloquent and stirring
plea clearly showed to the jurors
the utter fallacies of the defend
ants in presenting their weak case
The last registration for i.ht
city-wide bridge tournament being
conducted by the Metropolitar
News is Tuesday, June 4, at 5 p
m. Register now.
A and aviatrices, with a Citizens ComW
LylllCdgO iAVldlOrS memory of Bessie Coleman, daring*
at the Pilgrim Baptist Church. Seated in the front row from left to righ^H
DePriest, Mrs. Marguerite Joyner, Rev. J. C Austin, pastor of Pilgrim, A. Mflj|
J. E. Mjtchem. The aviatrices are left to right: Miss Lola Jones, Willard ra
Waterford. Doris Murphy and Mrs. Alma Renfroe. Next row: Lt. Charted
Cornelius Coffer, Major Earl Renfroe, G. Fisher, 1st Lt. Edward Jones, and J
Next: Charles P. Moore, Alexander Cox, Sgt. Cosby, 2nd Lt. Walter Evans,!
and Lt. Dale L. White, bagk row: Clyde Hampton, Lt. Harold Hurd, Edward Jl
Lt. Joseph Muldrow and William P. McFarland. Their military rank is fa
Corps of the Military Order of Guards.
(Photo bs|
Judge Scott
Takes Seat
Washington, I). C., May 29—A
his 86 year old mother proudly
looked on in company with many
other relatives and friends, Ar
mond W. Scott, local attorey, idok
the oath of office Monday as judge
of the Municipal Court of the
District of Columbia succeeding
Judge James A. Cobb, whose term
expired more than a year ago.
The oath of office was adminis
tered to Judge Scott by Justice
Peyton Gordon of the Supreme
Court of the District of Columbia
in the small court room on the
third floor of a building temporar
ily housing the Municipal Court.
Aside from the judge’s family,
persons prominent in government
and fraternal circles were present
at the ceremonies.
Have you a room to rent? Then
advertise it in the Metroplitan
News where you will get the low
est rates and reach the largest
number of persons
Big Bridge Tournament
Opens June 5th
There will be three red letter days next wjtek for all
bridge lovers. The Metropolitan News is sponsoi ing a city
wide bridge tournament at Roseland, 4711 South Parkway,
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, June 5, 6 and 7 You may
play either in the afternoon or evening. But 1 EG1STER
NOW, if you wish to participate in the games. T lie last en
tries will be taken Tuesday, June 4th, until 5 p. m Do not
put it off, but be under the wire when the whip is c racked.
There will be a grand prize oi.
fifty ($50.00) dollars. Perhaps it
will be your lucky time. I)o not let
the other fellow think that he can
play better than you. Have con
fidence in yourself. If you do not
win the first prize, you may win
the second of twenty-five ($25.00).
You can use it, can’t you? The
third prize is not bad. Fifteen
($15.00) dollars is a nice sum to
have in your pocket. Then there
will be ten $1.00 consolation prizes
and six valuable prizes will be
awarded daily.
Enthusiastic interest is being
shown on all sides. Players from
all walks of life have entered the
contest. It will be the greatest
which has ever been held in the
city. There are many clubs who
have l-egistered their entire mem
bership. All the outstanding play
ers are participating in the con
test. Even the great teachers of
the game are anxious for the time
for the starter to say: “Play
Some of those who have entered
the contest are the entries from
the Palm Tavern, who are being
encouraged by the ownpr, the
Mayor of Bronzeville, James E.
Knight, II. R. Turlough, Horace
McDougal, Porter Davis, Claude
Smith, Ira Grant, Miss Virginia
D. Allen, J. J.. Joseph, O. Frazier,
A B. Mabn, E Swan, George F.
Baker, James Harewood, J. C.
(Continued on Page 2, Col 3)
A solemn requeim high mass
will be held Sunday June 2, at St.
Thomas’ church, 3t8h and Wabash
ave., as a memorial to the late
Father Henry Brown. Father
Suthern will officiate.
trict in a one-ma'i parade. The
line of march was from Grand av
enue to Michigan boulevard, south
on Michigan boulevard to 18th
street, the reviewing stand being at
the Gen. John A. ’Logan monument
at 8th street.
Of the twenty-five members of
the Grand Army of the Republic,
James Brown, age 102, who re
sides at 3422 Indiana avenue, was
the oldest, and James Crugom,
(Continued on Page 2)
swcvs toWMBtrohdenceJ
Mr. Dunham wrote that swim
ming pools would be built but the
fiVld house was uncertain. He
said the reason why the field house
may not be built was the cost of
maintenance. The share of the
south side in last year’s budget of
$920,('00.00, based on population
would be about 10 per cent or the
sum of $02,000.00 and this amount
wouldweuld be sufficient to main
tain a field house in Washington
South Sides’ Share
The South side’s share of the 647
employees assigned to the recrca
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tion program would be 61 and only
two are assigned to Washington
The abandonment of the field
house which can be used twelve
months in the year and building
the swimming pools which can be
used only two months in the year,
may be construed by the public as
an effort to detract Colored bath
ers from the lake in the summer
and to ignore their need of recrea
tion in the long winter months
which lasts eight months of the
One Active Member
The only active Colored member j
of the Mayor’s Recreation Com
mission has been openly antago
nistic to the building of a field
house in Washington Park and
Mr. Dunham may he influenced by
her opinion. Our representative
lives in the 31st Street district and
wants the field house built in her
neighborhood. The Mayor is be
in urged to appoint Attorney
Burroughs to the Recreation Com
mission as the representative of
the Washington Park District.
Julia Burns, 4801 Prairie avenue,
is being held in the Hyde Park
police station pending the outcome
of injuries Mercedes Bonner re
ceived during an argument Wed
nesday at 3629 Pennsylvania av
enue, Indiana Harbor. The Burns
woman is said to have struck the
other woman with an ax.
The bureau of missing persons
is seeking relatives of Harry A.
Alexander, a world war veteran,
who was found dead on May 12,
1935, in front of 202 W. Cermak
Hoad. Finger prints of the dead
man were sent to the Veteraifs
Bureau in Washington and his
identy was established.
He enlisted on June 24th, 1918,
Co., 71, 18 batallion and was dis
charged Jan. 28, 1919. He is said
to have a sister living on the south
side and a mother, Mrs. Mary Al
exander, who at one time lived at
1 East 22nd street.
One of the most unique features
introduced on the South Side in
many years is the Knitting School
now being conducted at the South
Center Department Store, and al
ready thousands have enrolled and
taken advantage of this added fea
ture. The school is under direct
supervision of a competent in
structress, who is well versed in
all phases of knitting.
You may choose you own arti
cle to be knit, and she will gladly
assist you. To add even a greater
feature of the new fad, the South
Center Department Store has
made a special purchase of yarn
at a great savings to those inter
ested in knitting, and which they
are disposing of to those members
of its school at greatly reduced
prices, und in addition a “Kro
Knit” Metal Yarn Holder will be
given away “Free” to those pur
chasing yarns at one dollar or
If you are interested in making
tailor-made articles at factory
built prices, then you had better
take up knitting—the new fad
that is sweeping the country from
coast to coast.
Police Arrest
Youths, Fence
With the capture of three young
boys and a man by the name of
Block, at 3419 State st., police
authorities at the Wabash avenue
station believe they have broken
up another lawless ‘gang’ which
is responsible for much of the
thievery and the selling nf stolen
property in the south side section
of the city.
Jack Rowe, 3(107 Dearborn st.,
Walter Floyd, 3440 Wabash avo.;
and Lawrence Pilner, 3627 Dear
born st., were all taken in custody
Wednesday by Otficer Napoleon
Sutton and hi's squad No. 11.
Block, to whom the youths are
said to have sold their latest loot
was released on bond.
Get Confessions, Claim
The police claim that each of
the boys made an open confession
of being responsible for the theft
committed in Pullman cars near
State and Root sts., Tuesday when
a number of blankets were stolen.
The following day it was learned
that a Wtnber of sheets and nil
low cases Were stolen from the
same place.
Freeman Brooks, 3627 Dear
born st., who is now in the Bride
well hospital seriously wounded
as a result of having been shot by
a railroad watchman in the com
pany’s yards near State and Root
sts., early Tuesday morning, is
said to have admitted his connec
tion with the other youths.
JjA, j.1
resignec^M^Bs fate of b^Brmii^iu^^another serial natr^^H|
for a while iW the late years of his life. IS
While he has practically won
his battle against the great ordeal
caused by such a misfortune which
was his, efforts to strengthen his
cause for freedom, fostered by
those who claimed to be his loyal
friends' seem to have dwindled
somewhat; and it is with great
difficulty only that the public or
agencies serving the public can get
anything tangible which is being
done in his behalf.
Out of Hospital
First reports following his ad
mission into the institution showed
that his life was being despaired
of and that it was commonly be
lieved that he would not live more
than a month. However, he is said
to have recovered from the illness
from which he was suffering w’hen
he was first admitted and is now
assigned to a light task which
will most likely help the days go
by down there for him more rap
The greatest thing now in the
ex-banker’s favor is that he still
believes in himself and expresses
his willingness time and again to
re-enter the business world just as
soon as he can. These two thoughts
lying paramount in his mind as
he has been prodded on every side
and his present ignominy are the
two which unquestionably will
cause him to emerge victoriously
West-Siders Plan
Gala Music-Fest
All loyal west side citizens and
their friends from other parts of
the city are expected to attend the
giant West Chicagoland Music
Festival which will hr held in the
new Union Park field house, Ran
dolph and Odgen ave., Monday
evening, June llrd.
According to Mrs. A. I.. Walker
music instructor for the festival,
every detail of the program has
been perfected and from advance
indications of interest, there will
be a great crowd in the new field
house Monday evening. Dr. I H.
Holloway, D. Hunter and N. Blue
itt are directors of the affair and
they too, expressed their opinion
that the west side would lend its
full, support to the affair.
Umbrians to Sin)/
The program will feature out
standing groups of the city. The
famous Umbrian Glee Club and
its string ensemble, the Eureka
Jubilee Singers; Walters A. M. E.
Zion church choir; the St. Steph
ens A. M. E. church choir; Met
ropolitan Baptist church choir
are on the program.
I The solo artists on the program
| Monday evening will be Mrs.
[Sadie P. Turner, soprano; Miss
Cop Nabs
Man Who
Aids Youth
Going to the aid of an ui.
known youth who wu
being roughly handled by
watchman at the Indiana av<
and 40th st. elevated station
Friday, caused Julius Crod
et, 210 E. 54th st. to be throw
in jail and charged with di:
orderly conduct. The cat
was dismissed against him
however, by Judge Willia:
Brooks who informed Crocket
! that he could file a civil
for damages if he desired.
According to what transpired
the hearing Saturday morn
the 48th st., court room, Cr . i
was standing on the elevated ; it
form at 40th and Indiana
waiting for a train, when he
the watchman, J. F. Christop 4
manhandling a boy who had i .
ed up the structure So that m
could ride the ‘L’ train free.
Crockett told the court tiifft
when he offered to pay tho boy*,
faro and asked the watchman
to strike the boy any more, Irte
latter whom he believed wa
I drunk at the time began callii
him violent names and flna
placed him under arrest. Severn!
other witnesses appearing in 1
half of Crockett stated that Chris
opher was drunk at the time ui
made the arrest,
Christopher’s statement that 'v
had arrested Crockett's son for Up
same offense was completely dis
regarded when it was eonclush ly
shown that young Crockett is in
honor student at the Englew J
high school and has never been ui
i The police of the Wabash avo.,
station learned Tuesday evening
that Magnolia Scott, 4801 St
1 Lawrence ave., was overtaken and
j severely beaten by a man known
only as Amos. The police advis
' Miss Scott to obtain a warrant 1
| his arrest.
Katherine Weaver, piano and Jc.w
I Coles, baritone.
All citizens who wish to attend
; the affair and desire to make res
I ervations may obtain the same by
1 calling Seeley 9676.

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