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J~1 *THE PAPER WITH A UNIVERSAL APPEAL'7 VOL. XXX—No 34 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 25, 1948 PRICE 10 CENTS Warren Refuses Dixie Extradition f Casey’s Column By Mike Casey One of the best organized cam paigns for county office is that of William John Granata run ning for clerk of the circuit court Granata is well qualified to fill the office of clerk. Gra nata as 27th Ward Republican committeeman could give some of the other fellows a valuable les son on how to organize precinct captains and workers to the best advantage. it- * it Sheriff Elmer Michael Walsh is doing a good job. Any time the “World’s Greatest Newspaper” is constantly lambasting you edi- j torially and in it’s news columns i ?t is a sure sign the Colonel can’t j control you. We say to Elmer— i do as Roosevelt did—ignore them. , Three years after Roosevelt’s j death the Tribune almost daily ! carrie editorial personally at- j tacking the greatest President! since Lincoln. The Colonel just can’t forget' that FDR didn’t even know he existed. Neither did millions of voters who re turned FDR to the Presidency four times. & * Much interest . is centered in the race for Congress in the First Congressional District where the present Democratic in cumbent William L. Dawson is being opposed by Republican William E. King and Earl Dick ei'son running on Wallace’s Pro gressive ticket. * * * Police captains in each of the 39 districts were visited by Com missioner Prendergast Tuesday and warned that “gambling is out.” The Commissioner said: “We know some gambling is go ing on, maybe a little too much on the Northwest Side. But you can’t stop it all.” Does the Com missioner really believe other sections than the South Side have had gambling. And here we thought it was confined to the nickel policy player living in the slums and ghettos south of 12th Street because he can’t find any other place to live. They used to say you can’t I take it with you. Brother, with the present high prices bnd ev ery kind cf taxation conceivable you can’t even keep it while you are here. Dewey traveling in a 17-car! train pleading for votes. Tru man traveling in a 17-car train pleading for votes. Po’ Henry don’t even have a handcar—just pleading. * * * Here’s a recent potato tale that’s stranger than fiction. It’s about Maine potatoes and had been fully corroborated by faim ers and the Commodity Credit Corporation: The government paid Maine farmers $2.90 per 100-pound bag for the potatoes and shipped them to Chicago at the cost to the taxpayer of well ovei $4 a bag. The potatoes were then sold to hog raisers at 1 cent a bag—meanwhile house wives were paying almost seven cents a pound for potatoes. DOROTHY ENDERS. Since Miss Dorothy Enders has announced her retirement after 36 years service with the recra tion department of the Board of Education, homes are humming with stories of the extraordinary service this woman gave to Mil waukee—particularly to young people. Miss Enderis did an especially fine job in integrating the Sixth Ward into the city-wide recrea tion program, dissolving the in terracial problem under warmth of her humanness and efficiency as she went along. Miss Enderis herself said, “One of the fondess memories of my 36 years of service in the De partment of Municipal Recrea tion and Adult Education will ever be the memory of my work with the fine people of our Ne gro community. It has been a great satisfaction to see how their interests in leisure-time ac tivities have grown. We still have great possibilities ahead of us. “There are among the colored people such vast talents in mu sic, art, dance and drama, which, if more fully developed, would make Milwaukee an outstanding center in Negro culture. Not only would the colored people be en riched through the development of these arts but the cultural life of Milwaukee as a whole would be greatly enhanced.” Miss Enderis conducted an in stitution for training efficient leaders among the youth. Many individuals chose their vocations or professions through their ex periences on playgrounds or in social centers. Mrs. Turney, a former Urban League social worker said that Miss Enderis’ contributions to our city is listed among the fac tors that have made Milwaukee known throughout the world as having less delinquency and crime than any city its size. Mrs. Turney cites one example, similar to hundreds of others, which shows how appreciative parents were of the work of Miss Enderis. “i.Tis mother, often brought her three small children to the plaj ground and watched them in the sand box. One day the mother watched a craft class where use was made of waste materials. She watched the results that can be obtained when skillful teach ing excites the creative minds of children. The following day, this mother sent a note to the leader saying, “I like the fine way you entertain my children. Perhaps this donation will help with the trinkets.” Help for the Home Executive ..New Rice and olive recipes tried at the University of Cali fornia in Berkeley has resulted CIO Public Workers Fight Discrimination Juvenile delinquency is high in any restricted area where the residents are discriminated against in job and social oppor tunities, are forced to work at low paid jobs to make ends meet, are forced to live in inadequate housing, and both the parents and children are denied any se curity or opportunity to materi ally improve their standards of living. As long as the children living in such areas are forced to en dure these conditions even in good times there will be many of them coming into conflict with the forces of law and order. It is my opinion, said Allan Bjorklund, field representative of the United Public Workers, CIO, in Wisconsin, that the removal of the whole pattern of discrim ination against the Negro people and other minority groups is nes essary to prevent the develop ment of excessive juvenile delin quency. The United Public Work ers will continue to fight against discrimination as long as it ex ists. - ! Bureaueart: One who proceeds in a straight line from an unwar ranted assumption to a foregone conclusion. An old-fashioned American was a fellow who thought nothing should cost more than five times what it was worth.—Cuba (Mich) News and Review. 1,102 VETS FILE FRAUD CHARGES ON HOME SALES Complaints Are Made in Seven States -u The federal government’s ^crackdown on fraudulent home sales thus far has produced 1,102 complaints from war veterans in seven midwestern states. Dudley Bidstrup, deputy regional hous ing expediter for veterans, re ported yesterday. Of this total, 760 or nearly 69 per cent of the camplaints came from veterans who purchased homes in the Chicago area. Bid strup said. The Chicago region of the expediter’s office includes Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Min nesota, North and South Dakota, and Nebraska. Complaints Continue Bidstrup also reported that | complains are continuing to pour ; in to the 27 rent area offices in | the region, the first point of cor.- ‘ tact for veteran home buyers having complaints. Most of the complaints concern homes built in 1946 and 1947 with material priority authorization. Screening of the complaints to j determine if an investigation is justified has been started. Bid- J stru'p said, and some field inves- 1 tigations are under way. Within a month, the regional office ex- j pects to have its authorized 35 I investigators, Bidstrup said. A cursory examination of the i first complaints indicated that 70 per cent involve instances where contractors allegedly failed to i live up to construction specifica tions, it was explained. Typical of such cases was a house for which hardwood flooring was specified, but a different wood was used. The remainder of the com plaints consist mostly of charges by veterans that they had to pay more than the specified sales price. Chance for Adjustment He explained that when an in- j Vestigation shows a violation, the j contractor will be called to the ( expediter’s office for a “coin- • pliance conference’’ and given an 1 opportunity to make an adjust- j ment. If the contractor declines to adjust the matter, the case | will be referred to the United J States attorney’s office, Bidstrup said. Few cases are expected to be taken up for prosecution, Bid strup said, because most contrac tors have agreed to adjustments. The drive against fraudulent home sales to veterans was begun July 26. Other agencies co-opera1 ting ih the campaign are the veterans’ administration and the federal housing administration. i l ......... . -. The Milwaukee Youth Council of the N.A.A.C.P. launched its annual membership drive Monday, j September 13, 1948. It is the aim of the Council to get as many active members as possible in order that the National Office program may be perpetuated. Above are some of the councilors as they . mapped out the procedure of the campaign. They are, from left to right Gwendolyn Temple Mem bership Chairman; Clarence Green, Captain; Susan Warren, Publicity Chairman; Douglas Banks, Captain, and Ella Mae Jones, Division Head. ____ i Mr. and Mrs. oJhn Somersville, (left) of 1840 W. 5th St., Milwaukee, are show nentertaining two Eastern guests and several Milwaukee friends at their home here. The guests aie (fiom the left) Mrs. Julia Graham, of Newark, N.J.; Mrs. Mertel Richson, of 2228 W. 5th St., Milwaukee; Mrs. | Frances Lilton, of 524 W. Juneau Ave., Milwaukee, and Mrs. Laucel Lee, of the Bronx, New York. I Mrs. Somersville recently moved to Milwaukee from New Jersey where she owned and operated a I beauty shop. I WARREN WONT DEPORT NEGRO BACK TO DIXIE SAN FRANCISCO—Governor Earl Warren of California struck a telling blow for human values this week when he refused to permit the return of Jesse Stew art, Negro resident of Oakland, Calif., to Mississippi chain gang. Stewart was convicted and sen tenced in Mississippi in 1925. He escaped in 1927 and went to Memphis, Tenn. He has been liv ing in Oakland for the past 18 months. Since moving here, he established a small business and won the respect of his neighbors. Stewart was picked up when his fingerprints were taken for a secondhand dealers’ license. After reviewing the circum stances under which the escape occurred and making a thor ough check of Stewart’s record since his escape, with full under standing of with it means to re turn a Negro to Mississippi, Warren said he did not believe the “present equities of the case warranted sending Stewart back to Mississippi.” Stewart is married and has two children. He has not been ar rested for violation of the law | since his escape. __ i BIOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM JOHN GRANATA William John Granata, Repub lican candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court, born in Chicago, 111., studied business administra tion at De Paul and Northwest ern Universities. He received his law degree at the University of Illinois in 1930, was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1930; served as Assistant City Prosecutor, 1931; appointed member Indus trial Commission of Illinois, j 1941; former vice president and director Hull House Association; chairman, War Finance Commit tee, ’42, ’43, ’44 and ’45, receiv ing Silver Award U.S. Treasury Department; - member, Chicago, Illinois and American Bar As sociations and the American Ju dicatur Society. Claims GI Bill Lacks Vocational Guidance Phase LOS ANGELES, Calif. (G> A:; a social experiment, the G.I Bill of Rights “doesn’t go far enough” because it doesn’t in duce adequate vocational guid ance, according to Byron II. At kinson, coordinator of Veterans Affairs at the University of California here. Writing in a recent issue of “School and Society,” lie points out that educationally speaking, the pregram seems to have been a success. Veterans in college are j making bettor academic records ' than their non-veteran fellow ! students. But the social and economic aspects of haphazard mass edu cation at the college level are now beginning to show up. Ttree times as many engineers are being trained in all areas of training as the market can ab sorb. Professional schools of medicine, law and dentistry are Look! Look! Another major step by the Church of God, 62nd and Lang ley Aves., under the able lead ership of Dr. S. P. Dunn, Chi cago’s great radio shepherd. The congregation announces the open ing pf the beautiful rest home shown in the photo above that will bear the name of Dunn’s Memorial Rest Home. The building consists of 88 rooms, toilet, bath, laundry, sto rage rooms and other modern improvements. It is located at 62nd St. and Langley Ave., just across the street from the Church of God Temple, also shown in the picture above. This conveniently located home will house the aged, unfortunate, and many of the members and friends of the congregation who meet the liberal qualifications prescribed by the church. Sun- ‘ day, Sept. 26 will be open house for this home. The special* eve- j nings of the occasion will be a pageant, a touring service, brief , program and old time basket feast. The public is invited to • come and enjoy themselves with us. Rev. Raymond S. Jackson, pas tor at Detroit, Mich., and na tionally known pastor, will be the guest speaker of the day. Spe cial music for the occasion will be furnished by the church Unit ed Choirs, and special guest sing ers under the direction of Mrs. Laura *Pitts. S. P. Dunn, Minister; Beaulah Gordon, Secretary; Vera Pitts, Reporter. Tucker Stock Dr. A. B. Carter, member of j lhc Securities Stock Brokers As- j jociation, urges Negroes to con tinue the buying of Tu.ker au tomobile stock. While tne stocn s offered at a low co~., it of fers a safe and sound investment ; to the public and will in the d.s ant future bring the holder oi j said stock big divider, s. Dr. j Carter states' that these remain j ing shares or class “A” common 1 stock is selling between 51.03 and i $5.00 per share and is being han I died by Barclay Investment Com pany located at 39 South La Salic St., 12th floor, the only stock in vestment company that has a Negro stock salesman on their .-,taff. For further information concerning any kind or class ol stock or securities, call or write Barclay Investment Company, phone ANdover 7055 or Dr. Car ter, DOrchester 2809. turning away qualified appli cants. College of business admin- j istration have two and one-hall j times as many students. as ir. j 1940; coupled with these facts is i the shocking fact of 65,000 un- I employed veterans in Los Angeles Injunction Asked in Rani; Charge Case A landlady accused of rent overcharges and of taking a cook ing range and sink from a com munity kitchen, disconnecting gas service and denying kitchen privileges to a tenant is named in an action started Sept. 16 in federal court by the Chicago area rent office, through the filing of a case by William F. Morrisey, litigation attorney of the Office of Housing Expediter. Mrs. Marie Conway, 5324 S. Michigan Ave., operator of the rentals at that address, is named in the suit as overcharging Louis and Ellin Griffin $210.50 from April 1, 1947 to Aug. 28, 1948. On the latter date she refused further rent, it is alleged, and on Sept. 1 took the range and sink from the community kitchen, .urncd off the gas and denied the tenants kitchen privileges. Injunction is asked by the rent office to restore the services and privileegs and to refund the overcharges, and to bar further rent law violations. The case was assigned to Judge Michael F. Igoe.