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Metropolitan news. (Chicago, Ill.) 1935-19??, November 14, 1936, Image 2

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H. GEORGF DAVENPORT
NATIONAL
POLITICS
Contrary to all applied psy
chology and predictions from
the greatest of wise men, and
knocking the time-worn
phrase of, “As Maine Goes,
So Goes the Nation,” into a
cocked hat, FRANKLIN DE
LANO ROOSEVELT was re
elected, or we might say,
“SWEPT INTO OFFICE” by
all but two states. With about
all, but a few newspapers
against him, with all the big
shot manufacturers, bankers
and sore headed Democrats
against him, with all of the
UNCLE TOM NEGROES ol
the old time Republican party
against him, he was a bigger
upset to politics than Max
Schmeling was to pugilism;
than Northwestern was to
football; than the Second
Ward was to local politics—it
almost went Democratic.
To the writer’s way of
thinking, the people did not
vote the Democratic ticket,
they voted the ROOSEVELT
TICKET, all party lines were
smashed! Negroes voted for
Roosevelt because he is a hu
manitarian; because he help
ed them get food, clothing and
shelter when there was no
time for argument.
LOCAL
POLITICS
Some time back a gentle
man by the name of Louis B.
Anderson used to be aider
man of the second ward.
Everyone said or thought that
Louis made money in politics.
When your friends see you
making money or think you
are making money there is a
little thing called jealousy
that arises, and along with
that political ambitions of
the lesser of the political
group. So six master-minds
got together and wrested con
trol of the second ward from
the Great Louis B. Anderson.
What happened? As soon as
the vultures were in power
they began looking for the
pot of gold: L. K. Williams,
(the Yiddish talking minis
ter), Oscar (the Wolf),
(Saint William E. King), Ros_
coe, (the human parrot),
Lawson, (the great fighter?),
Charlie Jenkins, said to be
‘‘the tightest thing in poli
PUBLIC IS
INVITED TO
CONC RT
The South Side music lovers are
invited to attend a concert by the
federal music project’s Illinois Phil
harmonic Choir under the direction
of Walter C. Asclienbrenner at the
Olivet Baptist Church, 31st and
South Parkway on Friday, Novem
ber 20, at 8:00 p. m.
Pupils of Haines School, 251 W.
23rd place, will be given the op
portunity of hearing the Colored
Concert Orchestra, a federal music
unit, under the direction of Wil
liam Taylor on Thursday, Novem
ber 19, and Friday, November 20
at 1:00 p. nr.
These concerts are free to the
public.
Every man desires to live long;
but no man wou'd be old. —Swift.
tics,” and Gaines, “the fear
less leader of the ward” of his
precinct. Then the fun began.
First of all, Dawson wanted
to be committeeman, and the
rest of the combination
agreed to kick King out.
King went out crying to Ker
sey and took Kersey for a
political ride after beating
the combination. To make a
long story short, Dawson was
spanked twice by King for the
committeemanship.
This month, November, 1936, this
same Louis B. Anderson has lived
to see a little fellow by the name
of Arthur W. Mitchell with the
help of a few Republicans whip
those six greedy little wou’d-be
politicians so bad that his defeat
was a picnic in comparison. Today,
although Eouis B. Anderson has
been out of office a long time he
has more political power than St.
William and the rest of the broken
crew
Roscoe Cacklin’ Simmons was
the head of the UNCLE TOM
Speakers’ Bureau; The Gold Dust
Twins of Journalism were in charge
of the UNCLE TOM Publicity,
(The World's Greatest Weak'y and
the World's Worst Weakly). These
fellows, along with the great schol
ar, Rev. Lacey Kalculating Wil
liams were to turn the local field
into a bed of sunflowers by getting
all of the baptists to vote for Lan
don. No one will ever know just
what really did happen, but when
those two GOLD DUST TWINS
woke up they were so shocked that
it will be years before they bet on
another horse and there are don
keys eating up all the sunflowers
in the second ward.
In the elimination of the “Wolf,**
and for fear the public will not
know to whom I am referring,
(The Great Oscar De Priest) this
writer thinks the race has ridden
itself of the greatest political mon
ster and parasite that ever graced
a political platform, and they will
do well to rid theiiiselves of King,
(the Saint) and that double-cross
ing minister, L. K. Williams for en
dorsing and trying to force the
Wolf down the throats of these
people.
In closing, the writer wishes to
thank the voter or two who were
so kind as to vote for Mitchell be
cause of the confidence they had
in this columnist.
Louis B. Anderson is smiling,
Mitchell is laughing and the writer
is YELLING!
HAVE YOU READ IT?
POWELL PRAISED BY HIS CHIEF
DR. C. B. POWELL
(Calvin Service)
Director of publicity among Ne
groes for the Democratic National
Committee, who has received a let
ter of thanks for a job well done
from the Hon. Charles Michelson,
director of publicity of the Demo
cratic National Committee. Dr.
Powell is shown studying returns
from the Democratic landslide
which he helped to make possible.
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I
7To the Victor Belongs the Spoils7
Many inquiries are made
at the Metropolitan News
office as to what may be ex
pected in the future for those
persons who have supported
the Democratic ticket, for
several years past as well as
those who supported that
ticket November 3rd and who
intend hereafter to remain
with the party. We believe
that it is a fair question and
one that should be answered
and acted upon properly and
timeely for future guidance
and encouragement.
It will be remembered that
under the Taft administration
and also under the Harding
administration there was an
attempt to break up the solid
South. That was a mistake as
well as a failure. It is not done
that way. The South had
been loyal to the Democratic
Party and rightly should
expect to fully participate in
the spoils when the party was
victorious. You should have
that same right. When the
people of this country ap
proves one party’s plans and
policies and rejects the other,
which is evidenced by elec
tion, then it is both unfair
to the people who trusted and
accepted that party, to force
upon the people, persons who
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