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VOL. XXX—No. 29 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS SATURDAY JUNE 19, 1943 PRICE 10 CENTS
“No Cure For Love” Seusational Romance Serial Each Week on Page 12 The newest addition to the staff of the Chicago World is the lovely M|ss Joan Hopkins, of 3547 South Parkway. Miss Hop '_•__* *_ kins not only brings glamour to the World office, but an efficient and capable ability. The Chicago World is proud of this young lady. -* ' SPRINGFIELD, 111.,—A per manent memorial wil be install- I ed at the College of Liberia now under construction in Monrovia, ' capital of the Negro republic in I West Africa, Jay Monaghan, state ] historian in charge of the Illinois State Historical library, announ ced today. The memorial is being pre pared by a committee named by Governor Dwight H. Green, of which Monaghan is chairman. The memorial consists of three I parts, only one of which remains j to be completed. The three parts of the exhibit are a bronze life-mask of Aibra- < ham Lincoln, five by eight foot ! mural, and facsimilies of histor- ! ic papers pertaining to Liberia, j The originals of these papers 1 are in the Illinois State Histor- J ical Library and most of them | are in the Lincoln collection. The papers will be arranged in ! in a display case which, with | the mural, will be framed in ma- | hogany and bamboo, native Lib- j end an woods, in such a way as I to eoibijitute a Slinjgle comple- j mentary unit. In emphasizing that it is par ticularly appropriate ior the i hite of Illinois to undertake’ such a memorial, Governor Greeh 1 ointed cut that Lincoln was almost entirely responsible for United States recognition of Lie L.en new republic. Although Liberia proclaimed .'ts indedpen dence in 1847 and was recogniz ed by most nations of the world in the next few yeans it was not until 18-62, after Lincoln became 1 resident, that America granted recognition. Lincoln’s recom mendations on this are shown in the papers to be made a part of the memorial. Tlip life-mask bust of Lincoln is one made by Leonard Volk, a famous sculptor of the Civil Wa" peroid. it is from one of only two life-wasks ever made of the Emncipator. The mural, which is the part | I of the memorial yet to be com pleted, is being painted by Cecil Nelson of Champaign, Negro graduate of tli eCollege of Fine and Arts of the University of Ul_ inois. A preliminary sketch of Artisit Nelson’s work was pres ented to the committee this week. It depicts the develop ment of the Negroes of Liberia from .plantation laborers to skill, ed workers and masters of the arts and sciences. — VOTE REPUBLICAN _ TVaffic Bureau Squad Cars Issued Stolen Car Books All Traffic Bureau squad cars were issued Stolen Car Books this week in a coordinatred ef fort wiit'h stolen car details to speed up the recovery of stolen vehicles, Charles O’Regan, Chief of the Traffic Division, announ ced today. These books, contain ing an up to the minute license directory, will keep Traffic Bu reau cas interned of all stolen veh'cles in Chicago. Although Chicago Police have an enviable 08 per cent stolen car recovery record, additional effcrt by the 86 Accident Inves tigation and Traffic Enforcement cars is calculated to aid in the prevention of auto thefts, appre hension of auto thieves, and re duction of “loss-recovery” time. — VOTE REPUBLICAN — Fair Trade is an established principle of law under which property rights in trade brands, and the integrity of the products which bear them, are protected in the public interest against di lution, defamation and degrada tion by predatory resellers seek ing monopoly of distribution through deceptive pricing prac tices. j , POLICE SEARCH FOR MAN KNOWN ONLY AS DAVIO Police began a search yester day for a Negro known only as David in the investigation of the murder of Miss Anna Heidsiek, 63, who was strangled in her rooming house at 217 S. Ashland blvd., in the old “gold coast” of Chicago’s west side. She was found dead in her bed room Sunday morning, with * a strip of torn bedspread knotted around her throat. The room was ransacked, indicating robbery as the motive. David’s name was given to police by Nelson Evans, 43, Ne gro handyman who lives in the basement of the Ashland blvd. building a remodeled, old time mansion with a coach house in the- rear. LIE TEST INCONCLUSIVE Evans and a friend, Sanders Nicholson, IS, Negro, of 1140 S. Central Park av., were given a lie detector test but police were unable to get conclusive results from either. Both men were too nervous, police said, to allow proper registration of their re-. action to questions. Nicholson, J arrested when he came to Evans’ ! apartment for a visit, denid any ! knowledge of the murder. Evans tol ddetectives he went j to a pool hall at State and Har- ! risen s<v, Saturday Infeht and ■ later visited a tavern in N. Clark ! st„ below Chicago av. There, he . said he met David. Evans said he and David j struck up a quick friendship, and that he took David to his base- 1 ment quarters at about 1 a. m. I Sunday. They played cards, and ! at 2 a. m., he herad footsteps above liis room, which is below Miss Heidsiek’s. WORKED IN RESTAURANT I Evans sid he had worked from • 11 a. m. to 9 p. m. Sunday in t'ht Towne restaurant at 4823 Cermak rd., Cicero. George Chistos, part owner of. the rest aurant, told police Evans’ time card showed he checked in at 10:55 a. m. and left at 9 P. m. As far as police could learn, Miss Heidsiek had no enemies. Neighbors and roomerse consid ered her a quiet woman. She came from Hovleton. in down state Illinois about 15 years ago to work as housekeeper fod John Boyle, owner of the 217 S. Ash land blvd. building. Boyle died two years ago and MJiss Heidsiek, thru stmie ar rangement with his estate man agers of heirs, took over the home and rented out rooms. — VOTE REPUBLICAN — United Mutual Offers Training Under G! Bill NEW YORK — The United Mutual Life Insurance Company is the first Negro insurance firm to institute courses under the GI Bill of Rights, it was reveal ed this week. In cooperation with the Insurance Society of New York, the Company has set up courses in life insurance, leading up to instruction for the general broker’s license, Gartered Life Underwriter’s diploma, and Life insurance agency management. Upon successful completion of te com ;e, wic covers a period of ten, weeks, an examination for te State Insurance License will follow immediately. On the job training is also offered by the United Mutual Insurance Company. In addition, the Vet eran who qualified for a state license may continue the full course of study offered by the Insurance Society of New York. The trainee will receive a fixed j weekly wage from the insurance company and subsistence from the Veterans’ Administration. Single Veterans may earn as much as $175 while training, and one with dependents may earn up to $200. A married Veteran may earn up to $200. The course is open to both men and women Veteians. The of fices of the United Mutual are at 310 Lenox av. It will give further information to those rn teresteC ! ELECT NEGRO TO RICHMOND, VA. CITY COUNCIL 2,500 PESONS ATTEND CHURCH MASS MEETING Elimintion of an alleged police payoff and shakedown system on the South Side was demanded unanimously by 2,500 persons who jammed the Metropolitan, Community church last night at “Stop Crime” mass meeting. Instead of squad cars travel ing “one place of recreation to another collecting funds,” < the congested area needs patrolmen walking their beats to demon strate that the law is at hand, said State Sen. . C. Wimbish (3d., Dem.) He demanded a “new broom” to sweep out the Wabash av., police district, charging they have permitted gambling , and there has been no real shake up in the last 20 years. Aid. Archibald J. Carey? Jr.. (3d) asserted the present force j is inadequate and “too motoriz ed,” urging assignment of beat men “available where crimes are ! happening.” Lucius C. Harper, executive editor of the Chicago Defender, calle dfor a united community for bringing law enforcement up to par. — VOTE REPUBLICAN — Fight Not Postponed, NEW YORK—Though a news j bulletin from reliable Walter1 Winchell stated that the Louis- : -uodisod aq Pino ay iqSiJ WO»t»A\ I ed because Joe Louis was unable j to get in shape in time, fight of- , ficials deny this and are contin uing to sell tickets of which ; prices start from $50 on down, j As far as they are concerned, j the fight is on for June 23rd and i by 11 p. m. that night the world i will know just who is Champ. I — VOTE REPUBLICAN — Plans have been completed for publican of a book which will provide information on all drug products sold in Oklahoma under Fair Trade Laws. The volume is expected to be ready for dis tribution soon. Capt. O’Connell Is Efficient, Able Police Officer One of the most outstanding and efficient police officers on the South Side s Capt Harry J. O’Connell, of the Third District I HARRY J. O’CONNELL Police Sstation. Capt. O’Connell has been 14 jnontlus in the district and in tihe course of that time has done all within his power to build up and aid the people of that dist rict. As he says, “The day of the j knockdown and drag out police- I man is past. Today, police offic- I eis use diplomacy and discretion I in handling cases. Police of to- j day want the people to look upon j them as men wiho are to help them, not boogie men to »care and intimidate them.” Capt. O’Connell first joined the police force in June of 1924 as a patrolman. In 1927 he was pro moted to Sergeant. Nine years later, in 1936 he became a lieu tenant, and in 1938 he was pro Continued On Page Two 5,000 NEGROES HOMELESS IN OREGON FLOOD'SAY REPORTS NEW .YORK—l“The commun- . ity of Vanport has been comp letely demolished. Five thousand ! Negroes, a large portion of the J population, are homeless,” Ed,- I win Berry, Executive Secretary, i Portland Urban League stated i in a report to the organization’s ! national headquarters in New ! York this week. The make-shift j town, thrown into panic by late j warnings of danger, was flood ed within minutes by fifteen feet of water when the Colum bia River tore through the weak dikes protecting the area. Reports of casualties, Berry said, are very yconflictmg and entirely premature. Assoicated Piess reports have already indi cated that no one knew how many of the 18,700 Vanport re sidents had perished. Portland city officials admit. there is no way or making a complete re port on casualties until the river recedes, a matter of weeks. Vanport, six year old suburb of Portland, one of the nation s largest war housing areas, was completely inundated when the the Columbia River dikes gave way last Sunday afternoon. The temporary war housing, biult for shipyard workers and thir fam ilies, too flimsily constructed to meet the ouset of rushing flood waters, collapsed miserably. The paration to leave. According to Associated press reports, army engineers had checked the dikes on Saturday, May 29, before they broke the next day at 4:15 p. m., and released a notice saying, “You will have time to leave. Don’t get excited. You will be warned if necessary.” Only the Vanport Housing Authority warning siren, sounded minutes febore the flood waters broke into the area, saved the lives of those who escaped. More recent reports indicate the “dikes” were hardly more than trestles cov ered by dirt. High water is still hampering efforts to make res cues and recover bodies. Berry, who is serving as a member of the Disaster Com mittee, fetated that the flood sufferers are being taken care of “without the slightest indi cation of discrimination orsegre iiatiou.” “All local and national social work agencies located in the area,” he said, “have generously provided their services, with the American Red Cross in charge, provided in abundance and there is no actual material discomfort amng the sufferers. The home less are being housed in tempor al1 dormitories and homes of people in the Portland commun ity.” Continued On Page Two SEAMAN BODY AGREES TO HIRE NEGROES MILWAUKEE, Wis. — The Seaman Body plant of the Nash Kelvinator Corp., told Dan Tra vis, Milwaukee representative of the Chicago World ,this week that the firm will hire several Negro employes, Travis has been meeting with officials of the company on this question for some time, and has contracted the plant’s UAW-CIO union about the problem on sev eral occasions. The plant manager asked Travis to provide several Negro es to be the first ones to go to work at the plant. In accordance with this, all interested persons are.-asked to contact Dan Travis at 806 W. Walnut st., and Travis will ar range for interviews. Remember, though, this is a big chance. The Seaman Body Corp. wants good, reliable men. If you’re not willing to work and to show up for work regularly, don’t come around. If we make a poor showing, there may not be any more jobs available for Negroes there. If we do a good job, there will be many opport unities for mere to be hired later. So if you’re interested n working hard at a good job, contact Dan Travis. — VOTE REPUBLICAN — Negro Is Florida Top Cattle Man Largest Negro-owned ranch in the United States is a 20,000-acre livestock empire in the heart of Cracker Florida owned by 60 year old Lawrence Silas accord ing to a July Ebony photo-pro file claiming that the colored cattle baron’s mixed ranch crew includes 24 Negro and white cow hands. “On his vast beef on the hoof empire in flat, sandy Kissimmee Valley, heart of a Florida indus try that ranks second only to Texas, Silas has won a niche as one of the ibest-known and most able cattlemen in the nation,” Ebony says. “His buying and selling for big-monied ranchers has earned him the statuis of a bread-and-butter friend of the state’s biggest operators—a very unique distinction for a Negro in Dixie.” Silas’ matchless aptitude for picing top values in bovine ani mals is credited with making many of Florida’s biggest ranch ers and he is known up and down the valley as a canny judge of cowflesh and unbeatable trad er. A shoestring rancher at the start,Slias says: “I just built up my herds by buying a cow or two at a time, selling has and putting money into shes.” j — VOTE REPUBLICAN — The Miller-Tydings act and ’! Fair 'Trade laws of 45 states I were approved 85 percent to 11 percent in a referendum of mem | hers of the National Federation ! of Small Business. Four percent did not vote. — VOTE REPUBLICAN — Surveys show that Fair Trade usually effects an actual reduct ion in prices while enhancing quality and improving values. New Traffic Law Enforcement Plan Gets Underway Law enforcement in general will be strengthened throughout Chicago as a result of foe city’s new traffic control program, Police Commissioner John C. Prendergast said today. “Officers thoroughly trained in traffic control, accident pre vention and accident investiga tion can take care of almost any law enforcement situation,” the commissioner said. “A policeman who can track down a hit and run driver is equally capable of • catching a murderer or a thief. “The police department,” he } said, “certainly does not intend : to devote all of its time to ap ; prehend'ing traffic law violators. I We -have specially trained men whose job it is to gee that Chi ! cago’s traffic laws are observed. But, in addition, they well take | -5p.*?priate, and necessary actios against any and all law-break I ers. Conversely, every other i>ol i ice officer in Chicago will make j arrests for traffic law viola | tions.” i Commissioner Prendergast | pointed out that Chicago has i an opportunity, through this new traffic safety program, to reduce I its motor vehicle deaths by 40 | per1 cent in two years.” He said that 50S people were killed and ! 22,000 injured on Chicago streets 1 last year. , “I want to make it clear,” the commissioner said, “that Chi cago’s Traffic Bureau is not be ing strengthened at the expense of any other department. We will I work with the minimum number of officers necessary to do a j good job.” From now until July 1, Pren dergast stated, Chicago will have a “warm-up” period. Police Of ficers will continue to make ar rests for dangerous or potenti ally dangerous violations, but t'heir main efforts will he dir ected along educational and | warning lines. Drivers and ped I estrians alike will be given the 1 opportunity to know traffic laws and obey thme. “Beginning July 1,” he con. eluded, “officers will gradually increase their traffic supervis ion. This will be done on a sel ective basis. Traffic supervision will be increased during the hours most accidents are ocour ing, where they are happening, and’ will be directed at those vio lations most likely to result in accidents.” _ VOTE REPUBLICAN — Everybody is benefited by Fair j Trade, according to American | Fair Trade Council. It works for i the best interests of consumers, | distributors and manufacturers. First to Hold Office Since the Reconstruction RICHMOND, VaJ—Oliver W, Hill, 31, attorney, has been elec ted to Richmond’s city council, the first Negro to be electd to a Richmond office since recon. j struotion days. Returns showed, that he gained the last of nine places that he gained the last of nine places and was 150 votes ahead of T. B. Du Cuennois, area director for the CIO, who was on a slate of nine offered by the Richmond Citi zens association. The associa tion’s other eight candidates won easily. Hill ran for the Democratic nomination to the house of dele gates from Richmond in last year’s primary and missed by only 190 votes. He polled 9,097 votes in the council race. Another Negro in the rce polled only 618 votes an was next to the bottom in the 20 man field. At least 2,000 of the votes for -Hill were credited to white vot I ers. In the 40th precinct, a whol | ly white section, he ran ahead of | 17 white candidates. — VOTE REPUBLICAN — SAFETY COUNCIL URGE MOTHERS TO WATCH KIDS (30) SAFETY COUNCIL. Reports of accidents resulting from children falling from win doys have prompted the Greater Chicago Safety Council to issue a warning to householders to make sure screens are securely fastened. Each year many children are crippled or killed by falling from windows wrhose screens are care_ lessly put in and noj reinforced! by hook attachments, Joseph F. Stech, manager of the Council, stated. At this time of the year when screens are being inseiled! parents should caution children against leaning on screens or sitting on window-sills and as a further protection should see that the screens are not torn and are properly secured. It .'.5 a comparatively simple to see that these adjustments j are made and they will save the I :>arei-ts worry and expens and • the children l'Som permanent disability, the warning conclud McKay Body Trained In by Railway ! Express; No Prejudice Charged NEW YORK—The fact that I John Peters associated with the I Griffin—Peters Funeral Home I on Wednesday spent the hours ' from 9 a. m. pacing Penn Sta j tion watching every train in } from Chicago for the body of I famed writer Claude McKay, was I not due to prejudice, as rumored i It was all an unfortunate mix* | up originating from Chicago where friends booked the McKay body to be shipped aboard the ! crack train, Pacemaker, without understanding that Penn Station officials refuse coffins Without escorts. The reforfe, it was put on a freighter by Railway Ex press and did not arrive in time for Catholic services Wednesday ; afternoon. The daily press, awaiting the : arrival of McKay’s body for their j deadlines, were ready to think it was a prejudiced matter when it was learned the shipment had been refused on the Pacemaker. However, quick checking reveal ed the true reason and though mass was said for McKay, who had been a Catholic just one year, the bereaved, including McKay’s 24 year old daughter, a brilliant Barnard college grad uate, went through the services without his coffin. Fair Trade legislation does not stop all price-cuttling. It only prohibits subminimum prices on the particular trade-marked pro. duct on which the manufacturer hr«s announced his intention of maintaining a miniimum price.