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By Mike Casey
Some of the boys “lifted their
eyebrows” at Truman’s straight
from the shoulder Labor Day
speech in Detroit. We have al
ways contended the man is a
fighter. In addition to his Mis
souri “mule” stubborness if he
thinks he is right—he isn’t
afraid to call the shots as he
sees them. We predict the Tru
man “Thermometer” will stead
ily rise between now and No
vember 2nd.
* * *
There are still more than 250,
000 potential voters in Chicago
who have as yet failed to regis
ter. If they expect to vote in the
presidential election they must
register before October 5th. The
election boards city Hall offices
are open daily Monday through
Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
until noon on Saturdays. Don’t
pass up this greatest of all heri
tages—your right to vote for
whom you please.
$ * *
With all the claims and coun
ter-claims made by the leading
cigarette companies as to their
individual products, the public
has become so confused that it
is small wonder Robert Mitchum,
the movie star said to heck with
all of ’em and switched to mari
Of the 64 senators not up for
re-election this year 33 are Re
publicans and 31 are Democrats.
The Republicans now have an
edge of 51 to 45 over the Demos
in the Seante. Therefore they
must win 16 of the 32 to stay in
-control. The Democrats need 18
to regain a majority. From all
appearances the Demos have a
good chance of taking over. If
Mr. Dewey should move in on
Pennsylvania avenue and start
Mr. Truman house-hunting in
January it is not at all impos
sible he would have an opposition
party in control of the Senate.
$ * *
Local Cook County politics are
taking on life. There are going to
be some close races for county
offices in our opinion. There are
some good men offering for of
fice on both the Republican and;
Democratic tickets.
if * *
Did you know, that last year
wc Americans according to a sur
vey made by Northwestern Na
tional Life Insurance Co., drink
a billion gallons more coffee than
milk. The milk we drink though
is plenty. It averages a gallon a
week per person. Next to milk
comes beer and then soft drinks.
And do we chew gum? Well, last
year we consume, a record of 19
billion sticks, plus two and a half
billion sticks of bubble gum.
* # *
On October 2nd we will pub
lish a “Know Your Candidate”
edition of the World. Each can
didate will be given an opportun
ity to present his qualifications
for office in this edition. If you
are a candidate call State 3512
lor particulars.
..... .ggrawa-.
Bishop Short Moves
Office to Des Moines
The Most Rt. Rev. David Wil
liam Short, D.D., B.Th., Na
tional president, senior bishop
and founder of the National Da
vid Spiritual Temple of Christ
Church Union, Inc., U.S.A., rep
resenting- the “Orthodox Chris
tian Spiritual Faith and Inter
racial Church of All Nations,”
moved his office and national
headquarters this week to Des
Moines, Iowa. The office and
I headquarters in Milwaukee, Wis.,
| was located in the local church
I property at 1115 W. Cherry St.,
until the local church sold this
property two months ago to re
duce their overhead expenses of
: operation. Bishop Short stated
! that the national office and head
quarters will be located in the
two-story brick building ow-ned
by the national organization at
j 1729 Walker St., Des Moines 10,
' Iowa, within the next 15 days at
[ which time the property will be
1 vacated for this purpose by ten
| ants whose lease expires. Bishop
Short also plans to open the Or
thodox Christian Spiritual School
j with token classes in 1949. Mil
; waukee will miss a great leader
in the departing of Bishop Shoi’t.
Every one who knew him and has
seeix him in action, if they will
speak the ti-uth will say, “he was
a relentless fighter for fi-eedom,
justice and equality, not only for
the colored citizens but for all
nations. In 1941 he moved his of
ficve and headquaiters to Mil
waukee, Wis., from Kansas City,
Mo., his office was first located
at 716 W. Vliet St. Milwaukee
i could well use many more lead
| ei-s like Bishop Shox-t. Des Moines
should be proud of his coming.
Educator Would
Train For Peace
L. Derricote, professor of Edu
cation at the Florida A. & ivi.
College made the keynote ad
I dress aft the Duval County Pre
I school Conference being held
here at Stanton High School.
His timely subject “The Role
■ of the School in Social Engineer.
| ing,’’ was apparenty highly ap
{'precipited by the /hundreds of
public school teachers who sat
spellbound under his scholarly
, treatment ot tills important dis
sertation. He showed the role of
the school in social engineering
is to teach children to see the
necessity of civic participation;
I to realize and appreciate moral
I and aesthetic values; to appreci
ate the value of human relation.
| ship; to get along with peope;
! to receive full value of human
j relationship; to get along with
people; to receive full value from
equitable education and to real
ize 4|u Uitjtive participation in
bringing about a more cohesive
society in which peace, harmony
! and unity would prevail.
A $2,500,000 gift of the New
York Life Insurance Co., to en
courage it to build a project from
31st to 33rd sts., South Parkway
to the lake, is too much, mem
bers of the People’s Wefare Or
ganization declared following a
mass meeting t Olivet Baptist
Church, Tuesday.
The comment was on the
statement of Truman K. ibsou,
Jr., that the New York Life is
willing to buy the tract for $500,
000 for construction of an 3;S00
unit project, but that it will cost
taxpayers $3?000,000 to assemble
and clear the land
Gibson was one of five city
officials who addressed the or
ganization on housing and relo
cation and redevelopment prob
lems. He is secretary of the Land
Clearance Commission.
He explained that since there
is not enough money available
for public housing to mfcet the
city’s needs, encouragement must
be given private enterprise. Gib
son declared that no official pro
posal has been offered the city
yet, and advised the People’s
Welfare Organization to make
all objections known to the City
During the discussion, fear was
expressed that although Negroes
may be able to pay the $75 to
$100 estimated rents ia the pri
vate project at present, they
would not be able to do so in
the event of a depression. This
might bring about. wholesale
evictions from the area, it was
On the same patform, Robert
R Taylor, chairman of the Chi
cago Housing Authority, and Mil
ton Shufro, assistant executive
secretary, explained the work
ings of that agency in the field
of low rent public housing.
Ira J. Bach, director of plan
ning for the Land Clearance
Commission, Alderman William
H. Harvey and Mrs. Lavonia
Brown also spoke.
Milwaukee, Wis.
Baptists Go To
Texas Meeting
MILWAUKEE—Delegates from
Baptist churches in Milwaukee’s
Sixth ward attended the Nation
a Baptist Convention, Inc.„ held
in Houston, Texas, last week.
Leading the delegation from
the Metropolitan Baptist church
was the pastor, the Rev. A. W.
Wise. Accompanying him were
Mrs Hazel Scott and Mrs. Louise
The Rev. and Mrs. M. J. Bat
tle and Mrs. Amy L Smith re
presented Calvary Baptist church
at the Texas meeting.
The Rew. Theodore Lovelace
headed the delegation from Mt.
Zion Baptist church. Rev Love
lace is secretary of the Home
Missions Board and Department
ol Evangelism. Delegates^ ac
compunving him are Mrs Susie
Scurry, president of the local
Missionary Society; Mrs. I. M.
Coggs, chairman of the Home
Mission Committee’s womens
Auxiliary; Mrs. Marie Lovelace,
and Mrs. Cleo Smith.
Jax Urban League
Completes Fi.vst
Yearns Good Work
Jacksonville Urban Leaue at the
completion of its first yeyar ot
operation will be represented at
the annual Unban League con
ference to be held on the campus
of Virginia University Richmond,
Va., September 6-10. The fifty
six branches will study improv
ed methods of social service to
the end that Negro life be made
richer, and more complete.
African Expedition
Sends Specimens
BERKELEY, alif.—Sixty cases
of fossils weighing 6,000 pounds
| are now enroute to the Berkeley
campus of the University of Cali-'
ffornia. The fossils are the fruit
of a year of excavation by the
paleontologists of the southern
phase of the University’s Afri
can Expedition.
This is disclosed by Dr. Frank
i Peabody, paleontologist with the
I expedition, who rcently returned
to Berkeley. The specimens were
shipped by Dr. Charles Camp, pro
fessor of paleontology and super
visor of the southern phase of
the expedition. Dr. Camp is ex
pected to arrive in Berkeley
The specimens include the up
per right leg bone of Jhe South
African man-ape, an ancient crea
ture whose role in evolution re
mains to be determined-with cer
Dr. Peabody said that an analy
sis of the large quantity of ma
terial gathered, including fossil
mammals, which lived,*at the
same time as the apeman, may
make it possible to tell the age
of the creature. " ^
Among the specimens of spe
cial interest to Dr. Peabody are
a number of mammal-like rep
tiles, species which bridge the
gap between the age of reptiles
and the age of mammas, a gap
which is missing from North
| American fossik deposits. Dr.
Peabody said, that with the addi
tion of these specimens to the
University’s collections, the
state institution should have the
best collection of these fossil
mammals in the country.
I —
! Fleming jr., recent graduate with
I honors from the College of Mu
j sic at Howard University appear
I ed Fl'idayy night, August 27, in
• recital at tlhe Stanton High. He
' showed, a rare abilityy in both
I technique and interpretation. A
! large group of friends and music
lovers witnessed what was the
musical treat of the season.
First steel plow's in general
use were invented by John Deere
i in about 1837.
i - .. . _
(Mr. and Mrs. Colvin Horrell
(above) of 4t>8 W. Main st.,
Waukesha, Wi., recentlyy cele
brated their 50th wedding anni
versary. Members of their family
and scores of friends congratu
lated the couple at their golden
wedding anniversary celebration.
The Horrels have eight children
and five grandchildren.
7 Laborers Charge
They were Hel
In Slavery
MUN.CIE, Ind—Seven Negro
laborers filed suit in Delaware
County Circuit Court, charging
they had been held as claves,
and asked that the court declaie
them free men.
The petition, charges that they
had been held for twelve da?s in
, “Involuntary servitude” and as
common slaves The men, Janice
Triggs, ' Howard Pearsoii, J. C.
-Beard, Eugene Barclay, Robert
Beard, Lawrence H. Jones, and
Albert Flynn, charged Sebastian
j Albergo, operator of the Chicago
. construction fifm of Sebastian
Albergo & .Sons, and the Chesa
! peake &Ohio Railroad, paid their
fines after they had been arrest
i ejt here Aug. 26 on charges. of
1 illegally riding a railroad train
! into town from the peoint where
I they worked. They were fined
$3.00 each
They refused to go hack to
work, and have been living in
the basement of a Negro church,
where they have been fed by
I neighbors.
• The petition charges that their
j Constitution rights Shad been vio
lated, and the seven men asked
the judge to declare each of them
ar free men and not bound in
involuntary servitude said de
I __ I
The Hon. 'Karl Stefan, (R
Nebr.) came a postcard from a
Brooklyn woman asking for
“some information about Neb
uka.” The card was addressed
simply to “The Nebraska Em
bassy, Washington, D. C.” j
New Council On Civil
Rights Formed In
New York City
NEW YORK—Formation of the
National Citizens’ Council on Ci
vil Rights, with headquarters at
the Willkie Memorial Building,
20 West 40th Street, has just
been announced.
Forty-eight prominent busi
ness, labor, civic, religious and
educational leaders have come
together to form the Council.
1. To promote public under
standing and support of the find
ings and recommendations con
tained in the Report of the Pres
idet’s Committee on Civil Rights.
2, To encourage local council^
2. To encourage local commun
ity action for improvement in the
observance of Civil Rights for
all citizens-to stimulate the
formation of local councils on
civil rights and the undertaking
of local “community audits.’’
3. To improve pubic under
standing of the need for a per
manent Federal Cimmission on
civil rights as recommended by
the President’s Committee.
4. To act as a clearing house
for information and as a co-or
dinating agency for the activities
of other organizations working
in the field of civil rights.
The immediate operational
plan of the Council calls for the
publication of a series of pam
phlets, one of which is already
available. This pamphlet, “Let’s
Look At Ourselves,” is a guide
to one method communities can
use in conducting local CivTl
Rights audits. The Council plans
a conference of representatives
from a number of cities which
have indicated an interest in
conducting community audits. It
is also planning a national con
ference on Civil Rights in No
Business With
Garrette Still
Means Trouble
The difficulties of Wilbur H
Garrette, rel estate broker free
on $65,000 bond pending embez
zlement charges mean trouble
for more than himself.
They brought a threat of con
tempt action against Lemuel A.
Sowell, 35, of 3823 South Park
way, Monday, Monday, when he
failed to pay $7,200 he bid ear
lier Cadillac, twin engined air
pane and office furniture at a
court sale.
When the time came to pay
up, Sowell said he had changed
his mind and that he had not
understood the transaction.
Referee in Bankruptcy Austin
Hall instructed Atty. Alex Dol
nick, representing a receiver
appointed for Garrette’s firm, to
prepare a contempt petition to
be referred to District Court if
Sowell continues to refuse to
pay up.
A few minutes before Sowell’s
troubles began, arrette Just miss
ed contemjpt proceedings him
self He signed over 31 pieces of'
property valued at $100,000 for
the benefit of his creditors.
September is national youth j
month, and these boys, members
of a police-sponored baeball
i team, are illutrating democracy
I in action—Milwaukee style. The
team is the J. W. artage team
which paysy softball in the Pol
ice Department’s Pal League.
There are six Negro boys and
eight white 'boys on the squad.
The team is coached by Patrol
man Clarence Thiele of the No.
1 district (wearing hat in the
back row) and advised by Police
j Capt. Mlecek (at the left of the
! back row.)
In one of Atlanta’s most beautiful weddings Miss Joyce Nixon
Cooper, popular young daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Albert Berry
Cooper, Jr., became the bride of Joseph R. Bobo, son of Dr. and
Mrs. Fred D. Bobo, 2009 North lOt St., of Milwaukee, Wisconsin,
at the First Congregational Church last Friday evening.
Rev. Homer C. McEwen,
church minister, read the double
ring ceremony in the presence of
the two families and a fashion
able assemblage of Atlanta so
ciety and out of town guests.
The pulpit and choir loft of the
church were decorated with a
profusion of palms, ferns, south
ern smilax, the mass of greenery
centered with a huge sunurst ar
rangement of white gladioli and
The bride’s sub-deb sister, Ann
Marie Cooper, and Lucia Jean
Bacote lighted the candles in the
many-branched standards at eith
er side.
Graham Jackson presided at
the organ. Clarence Render was
violinist and Miss Mattiwilda
Dobbs sang.
Messrs. Menelilc Jackson, A. A.
Reid, Fred B.^*" Brooks, Fred
Toomer, Dr. W. N. Harper and
Dr. Henry Shorter were usher
Albert Bobo was his brother’s
best man.
Five girlhood chums of the
bride and the groom’s sister pre
ceded her to the altar, Mrs.
Claragene Pinkney, Mrs. Mary
Washington, Miss Delores Bobo
were the bridesmaids. They wore
identical yellow taffeta, shawl
collared, bouffant gowns and
carried crescent bouquets of blue
asters and wore the same flow
ers in their hair. Mrs. Jacquelyn
Frye, and Miss Blanche Seller,
the matron and maid of honor,
, wore similar gowns in blue taf
feta and carried yellow asters.
The bride, petite and jovely in
her gleaming satin wedding
gown, her face veiled in illusion
tulle, the bride entered with her
father, who gave her in mar
riage. Her dress was ma ie along
basque lines with a ma quisettc
yoke' and very full sk rt that
ended in a three-yard train. Her
three-quarter length vi 1 hung
from a coronet of peail in two
graceful tiers and she c uried a
ouquet of seansonia anu bride’s
roses centered with an.o. chid.
Immediately foilowh g the
ceremony, Dr. and Mrs. Cooper
honored their daughter and Mr.
Bobo with a large reception at
their handsomely appointed home
on Hunter Read. Flowers were
used throughout the downstairs
in the house and the doctor's
prized roses, dahlias and othe.’
garden flowers naturally beauti
fied the spacious grounds out of
More than three hundred
guests signed the register.
The following day Mr. Bobo
and his bride left for a short
wedding trip, after which they
will return to Milwaukee where
j they will make their home. They
I will resume their studies at the
i University of Wisconsin in the
Marion Anderson
Sang Before 4 Million
in 289 Cities, 44 States
NEW YORK—Marian Ander
son, whose recording activities
have closely paced her radio and
concert career, has established
an impressive record during
thirteen successive years of con
cert tours. The distinguished
contralto has given more than
i 700 concerts before nearly 4,
; 000,000 music lovers in 289 cities
and 44 states.
Last season, and for the fifth
' consecutive year, she was select
ed in Musical America pool as
| radio’s foremost woman singer.
Miss Anderson’s latest achieve
ment on RCA Victor records is
an album titled, “Marion Ander
son Sings Spirituals,” which con
tains ten spirituals closely iden
tified with her concert career
Life At A Glance
The good book tells us, Men
will grow weaker and wiser.
Wei, they are growing weaker,
aright, that’s proven by the high
death rate caused by heart dis
ease. Just how wise we are get
ting may be a question. Whether
it can be considered wise to
; cook up some fantastic chemicalf
formula to blast the lights out
! of humanity, surely cannot be
j the wisest thing to do. Although
men quite proudly adjudge them
seves wise. It reminds me of
the feller.who never realizes how
sleepy' he is, until he wakes up
th next morning.
Anyway, Scientist tell us that
after one full hour of sleep, yoyil
began a gradual process of wak
ing up, which sometimes takes
I from 6 to 8 hours.. So ‘ the guy
! retires in the wee-hours of the
morning, is waking up" in a very
busy time of the day. But this is
1 a very busy world, and short
naps are not considered menaoes
to the health anymore.
Of course; you’ll need an iron
mind to preerve your emotions
! after istening to the blasting of
1 scary news all day. And strange
1 ly enough, human reaction never
' seem to settle down to realities,
j but rather, it associate finely
! with mas psychology. My, my
j just look what repeating the
! same thing can "do to your
Oddly .enough, if you drink
enough lies, you can set the
world against everybodyy in it
and mind you, this can happen,
because a lie never rises again
but keeps of ,its vicious way. This
brings to attendtion that a hint
to the wise sufficient, but a .’ool
has to be knocked down to take a
warning, and eventlien, he is
likely to take refuge in a pack
of lies.
Yet, men continue to grow
weaker and wiser, and where
will the end find them?
fall where Mrs. Bobo will work
toward a Ph.D degree in zoo
ology and continue her work as
an assistant teacher at the uni
versity and Mr, Bobo will con
tinue his pre-medcal studies.

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