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NEWS STANDS VOL. XIV NO. 21 Olympic Star JESSE OWENS, University of Ohio athlete who has won the plaudits of the world, by his amazing feats at the Olym piad in Germany. Owens is tile first American athlete to win three Olympic world cham pionships in one year. He broke all previous records in the 100 and the 200 meter sprints and in the running broad jump. Ethiopian Exhibit In Brooklyn BROOKLYN, N. Y.—(C)—A col lection of paintings, jewelry and other objects of art are in the ex hibit of Ethiopian crafts at the Brooklyn Museum for the rest of the summer. The exhibit is com posed of the collection made by Miss Paula Lecler who spent six months in Ethiopia during the war, and who interviewed Emperor Haile Selassie, and since her re turn has spoken on programs with J. .A. Rogers. In the exhibit are rugs, Ethiopians coins, silver trays with bone rims and weapons used by tribesmen. For I'p-to-the- Minute News Always Make It A Point To Read The Tribune MAURICE SUGAR ASKS POLICE PROBE OF CHAS. HARRIS CASE In a recent communication to Police Commissioner, Heinrich Picket, Attorney Maurfc§~Sugar, prominent local labor defense lawyer, asks that a thorough in vestigation he made into the case of Rev. Charles Harrison, a for mer employee at the Dodge Auto mobile plant, who was tired on J u 1 y 2, under peculiar circum stances. According to Harrison’s story, ns embodied in a signed affidavit submitted to Commissioner Pickert just prior to his dismissal from the Dodge Plant, he was visited at his home by two strange white men ,who threatened him with the loss of his job and other misfor tune, if he did not act as a spy at Communist meetings. Hb said the men told him the Black Legion had no intention of harming Negroes, and they ordered him to report to a certain individual at Police Head quarters, whom he said he saw and talked with about the spy work, in which he claimed he did not de sire to participate. After signing the affidavit, Rev. Harris, it is said, was Immediately fired from the Dodge Plant. Attorney Sugar’s letter to Com missioner Pickert reads as fol lows: July Thirteenth 1936 Mr. Heinrich A. Pickert Commissioner of Police City of Detroit Detroit, Michigan Dear Sir: In your letter of July 6, 1936., referring to the affidavit of Char les Harrison which I mailed you under date of July 1, 1936, you IB etroJftSlSnbtmc PINO NEG KQ WEEKLY OF MICHIGAN CLIFFORD 2924 OWENS. OLYMPIC HERO Man Burns To FORD WORKER CREMATED AS FLAMES DESTROY HIS HOME Man’s Relatives Have Suspicion of Foul Play In Wright’s Death Deep myste'ry shrouds the death of James Wright, 42-year-old Ford worker, who was cremated late last Wednesday night, when flames destroyed his home at 3758 Irene street, Inkster, Mich. According to one version of the tragedy, the unfortunate man was asleep in bed, preparatory to go- • ing to work on the midnight shift j at Ford's River Rouge Plant, when J the tire occurred. Another version has it that when firemen from the Dearborn Fire Department re sponded to the fire alarm, they were informed by neighbors stand ing outside the burning cottage that Wright had warned them from within that he would shoot anyone who attempted to rescue him. Wright was armed with a re volver and deliberately refused as sistance it is said. Because of the mystery sur rounding the tragedy, and the sus picion voiced by the dead man’s relatives that foul play might have been involved in the victim’s death, an autopsy of the body was made by the Wayne County Coro ner’s office, Tuesday, and tlje stomach sent to the chemical labo ratories at the University of Michi gan, to be examined for traces of poison. Mrs. Wright .the widow of the dead man was in the house when the fire occurred, but escaped with out injury. The theory is advanced that, Wright’s alleged refusal to allow neighbors to rescue him. might have been caused b y a delirious, state of mind, resulting from poison or some other pathological condition. | The findings of the chemical ex amination of the victim’s stomach have not been made known. Attempts to reach Ford officials and ascertain if Wright was at work and in good physical condi tion on the night prior to his death, have thus far been unsuccessful, as Donald Marshall of the Person nel Department of the Ford Plant, is out of town on a vacation in Canada, and other officials could not be reached. state that you have had the matter investigated and that you find that i “recently the Department received a letter from a man named Harri j son which was rather illegible and which was followed by a visit from I him” That Harrison wrote a letter and that he made a visit to the | Department was disclosed in the affidavit. It is to be assumed that I no great amount of investigating ! was necessary to uncover this. May we ask if the letter was not , confirmatory of the statment made j by him in his affidavit? And may j we further ask if the visit was not to Mr. Harry Mikuliak, Room 429 Police Headquarters, as stated by Mr. Harrison in his affidavit? And may we ask if your investigation did not result in a confirmation of the facts recited by Mr. Harrison in his affidavit? You state that you “cannot find that he was connected with any ac tivity here.” We are at loss to un derstand just what you mean. Did not your Investigation disclose that he was approached by repre sentatives of your Department for the purpose of doing spy work? You state that you have no knowledge of a man named Barton. May we ask whether or not you questioned Mr. Mikuliak about this, having in mind, of course, that the name Barton was fictitious? Our letter to you was mailed on July 1, 1936. On July 2. 1926 Mr. Harrison was discharged from his Job at the Dodge Plant. And may we ask you to investigate this, to determine whether or not there is iny connection between our letter to you and the action of Mr. Har rison’s employer? Very truly yours. Maurice Sugar Semi - Finalist In Scholarship Audit i o n s Survivals of the preliminaries of the scholarship and audition con test which were held at St. Antoine Y. M. C. A., Thursday myrning and evening, are priming themselves for the semi-finals which will be held at the same place Friday, Au gust 14th. The scholarship and audition contest is being sponsored by tho National Association of Negro Mu sicians, Inc., which convenes here August 23 to 26. Dr. J. H. Moore, of Flint, national chairman of the scholarship committee, will have charge of the finals which will be held at the Bethel A. M. E. church August 21. The units conducting the local scholarship audition are the Im perial Choral Society, Azalia Hack ley Music Club and the Detroit Mu sicians Association. There will be three winners of voice and instru ment to compete in the finals. Perhaps one of the outstanding features on the convention program will be artists’ night at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Thursday even ing, August 27. Many prominent artists are scheduled to appear on the program. Notable among these artists are (Continiied on page 10) Mrs. William Kelley Visits Detroit Mrs. William Kelley and children of Milwaukee. Wis., are visitors in Detroit as guests of Mrs. Kelley’s mother, Mrs. Rachel Scott, 6412 Beechwood avenue. The Kelleys arrived here Satur day and will remain two weeks. W. C. Kemp Meets Death Impressive funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock, from Ebenezer A. M. E. Church, for the late William Cla rence Kemp, prominent local gro cer, who was killed in an automo bile accident near Jackson. Mich., last Saturday night. Rev. G. W. Baber will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, the Fred Anderson Funeral Home be ing in charge of the body. The tragedy which cost Mr. I W. C. KEMP Kemp his life occurred at a sharp curve on the highway near Jack son, as Mr. J<emp and his cousin, Thomas Kemp, were enroute to Chicago, weary from a streneous day’s work at the store. They were drowsy and had been taking turns at the wheel, when their car left the road and plunged over an em bankment, killing Mr. Kemp and seriously injuring his cousin. Mr. Kemp, who was proprietor of the Kemp Ment Market and Grocery Store, at St. Antoine and Farns worth. had been in business in De troit since 1927. He was born In Georgia 38 years ago. The deceased is survived by his widow, Mrs. Luclle Kemp, whom he married in 1924; two brothers, John K. and Clemmin. of this city; two sisters. Miss Carrie Kemp, and Mrs. Mahle Wesley of Georgia; and other relatives. A Non-Partisan Newspaper DETROIT, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY AUGUST 8, 1936 Death In Mystery Fire Club Women of 12 States To Hold 6th Biennial CHARLESTON, W. Va.—(ANP) Hundreds of delegates from the 12 states comprising the Central As sociation of Colored Women are expected in attendance at the six th biennial Conference, to be held in this city August 16-19. Among the prominent women of the na tion who will bring messages to the central group Include Mrs. McLeord Bethune,. recently ap pointed National Director Negro Division, NY A. Dr. Mary F. Warr ing, president National Association of Colored Women, Mrs. Sallie W. Steward, chairman of the national body, Miss Nannie Burrough of Washington, I). C. and many others The confab will open with a big mass meeting in Charleston, with John P. Davis, secretary National Negro Congress, as the principal speaker. The business sessions will be held on the campus of West Virginia State College, thorugh courtesy of President John W. Dav is. A feature of the meeting will be a one-day Institute on “Under stand Cooperation,” with submitted reports on President Roosevelt’s Commission and on Cooperation Abroad and in America Demonstra tions of successful Self-Help Co operatives will also be given by Miss Rosa Miller, Illyria, Ohio, Mrs. Jane E. Spaulding. Charles ton, and by Miss Nannie Burroughs. Win. Winemiller and associates of the Ohio Farm Bureau will assist with the Institute. Three Jailed In Welfare Fraud Charges with conspiracy to defraud the Department of Public Welfare, Raymond Winchester, 18, of 3845 Riopelle street, a messenger boy at the Alfred street Wel fare Branch; and George Bailey, 35, of 3950 Dubois street, were held Wednesday in Judge George Murphy's Re corders Court, after a lengthy examination. William Kennedy, 53, of 3528< Riopelle, is also being held, in connection with the case. According to testimony brought out at the examination Raymond Winchester gave George Bailey a welfare identification card on June 17. and Bailey gave the card to William Kennedy, who received from the department a check for $22.45. made out to the order of Robert Whitesett, 3626 E. Gar field avenue. When Whitsett called for his check, he was told that it had al- i ready been issued, and he was giv- I NOONDAY LUNCHEON CLUB OF TRADE ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY Inspiring Address By Chicago Attorney (By Staff Reporter) Wednesday evening, July 29th, at the Y. W. C. A., the Noonday Luncheon Club of the Booker T. Washington Trade Association celebrated its fourth anniversary. It was an evening full of activity, serious thought and entertainment and the main dining room of the “Y” beautifully decorated, was fill ed to capacity. The program got under way when Attorney Charles W. Jones, toast master called for order and the invocation was said by Rev. A. Clyde Randall. One of the best dinners ever serv ed by the Y. W. C. A. was heartily enjoyed by everyone present. The members and guests were then put in a chearful frame of mind by sing ing a number of peppy and popu lar songs led by Chas. C. Diggs. Rev. William H. Peck, president of the Trade Association spoke on some of the achievements of the Trade Association and Luncheon Club nnd Mrs. Fannie B. Peck spoke on the work <>f the House wives League. These addresses a lone would have proved sufficient for the anniversary program, but that was Just the beginning of a memorable evening. Two read ings by Mrs. Fannie Poole almost brought the diners to their feet with applause. At this point Carlton A Georgia “Peach” ' Lovely Miss Ellcnu L. Ver ity, of Augusta, Ga., prepos sessing Fisk University co-ed, who was honored Saturday and Sunday, at an elaborate week end party, given by Alf. Thom as, Jr„ at the Thomas’ sum en a five dollar emergency check. Later, it is reported that Ken nedy received another welfare check for $22.95. The three men were arrested on information supplied by Jake Swartz, 3700 Hastings street, store owner who cashed the checks. Bailey stated that he gave Win chester ten dollars for one of the checks, but the latter denied hav ing received any money, although he admitted having given Kennedy the identification card. At the examination of Winches- W. Gaines, chairman of the Lun cheon Club, was supposed to have spoken on "The scientific Basis of Trade Associations’’ and to be introduced by L. C. Blount. How ever, this turned out to be the first joke of the evening as Mr. Gaines was not even expected to speak on the subject. On the con trary Mr. Blount suprisingly pre sented the chairman with a beau tiful cocktail set, a gift of the Club and other friends. Mr. Blount in presenting the token almost ran out of words in praising the chairman for his consistent work in the Trade Association nnd Luncheon Club. He said that "Carlton Gaines" specialized in do ing big things nnd giving the cre dit to others". Mr. Gaines was then presented as the toastmaster for the remainder of the program. With tears in his eyes he thanked Mr. Blount and those whom he re presented and stated that as deep ly as he appreciated the surprise, increased support on the part of the Club members and others would be even more highly appre ciated. He wns given a great hand. After he finally got his bearing things broke out anew. J. J. Theus. the photographer, produced two tiny fish supposed ly caught by Rev. Peck and Rev. Baber, on a two weeks fishing trip, It being the policy of the Club that all members who go fish ing must present the actual fish to the Club as proof nnd evidence (Contlnned on page 10) 2146 ST. ANTOINE ST. mer resort. Midwest Country Club near Grasse Lake, Mich. Guests in attendaiiee during the two days, number more than B>o, many of them hav ing journeyed from distant parts of the United States, hy imitation of Hie genial host. ter and Bailey Wednesday morn ing testimony was given by Dan iel J. Ryan, Jr., assistant account ant for the D. P. W., who explain ed about the welfare check system. Charles Foster check dispenser, who gave the check to the person poßing as Whitsett, also took the stand. Whitesett testified that on June 19, he called to get his check and presented his identification card, but was told that his check had previously been given out. The two cancelled checks were presented in court and Whitesett testified ijiat the signatures en dorsed on the back, w’ere not his. Several welfare employees, the grocer and the bank cashier, who cashed the checks; and Lieutenant Anxiously Awaits Son’s Return MRS. I). HARDEMAN, 8767 Cardonl avenne, mother of Howell King prominent local boxer, who Is expected to dock at New York this week, on his return voyage from Germany, after having been eliminated by the American Olympic Com mlttee. In an Interview, Mrs. Harde man told a Tribune represen tative that she canid not con ceive of Howell having violat ed any rales or participated In any misconduct, which would hate warranted his snspenslon, as he was too eager to take part in the Olympic contests, to risk forfeiting the oppor tunity. Mrs. Hardeman Is deeply disappointed, hnt desires to withhold further comment, nn til she has had the opportuni ty to talk with her son nnd learn the facts. FIRST AMERICAN ATHLETE TO WIN THREE CROWNS AT OLYMPIC GAMES Other Negro Stars Hoist “Old Glory” At Olympics NEW YORK CITY —Cable dispatches from Germany bring to the shores of the United States the good tidings that the superb Negro athletes participating in the Olym pic contests, have won signal victories, among them be ing Jesse Owens, sensational University of Ohio star; John Woodruff, of Pittsburgh University; Cornelius Johnson, of Compton Junior College, California; and David Albrit ton, team mate of Jesse Owens at Ohio University, all of whom took turns in hoisting the “Star Spangled Banner" to the top of the flagstaff on the Olympic Field, through their spectacular victories. Welfare Family Stricken With Ptomaine Poisoning After eating a meal of canned fish which was given them by the Department of Public Welfare, Mrs. Rebecca Singleton, age 50, Ada Singleton, age 45, Dorothy Singleton, nine years old, and Eu gene Singleton, six months old, all of 5330 Russell street are In the Receiving Hospital suffering from ptomaine poisoning. The members of the family were stricken Tues day morning and rushed to the hospital In a Receiving Hospital ambulance. Miss Fleming of the Board of Health and the police are carrying on an investigation into the case. 1 Earl Stephens of the Scientific Laboratory of the Police Depart ment, all pave testimony which pointed to the fact that the checks had been fraudulently secured and cashed. Winchester was represented at the examination by Attorney James Jackson ; while Bailey was de fended by Attorney Charles Per kins. Attorney. John K. Graham, as sistant prosecutor, who represent ed the state, recommended that the defendants be held for trial, on charges of conspiracy to de fraud the Department of Public Welfare. Killed By Fall While Painting House While painting a house at 5851 Beaubien street .Monday, Mack Daniel. 281 E. Canfield street fell from the top of a forty foot ladder fracturing his’ skull and injuring his right hip. He died shortly af ter he was taken to the Receiving Hospital. Was taken to the hos pital by Joe Nichols, 9147 Lake point street. o Attention Rend about the Joe Lonis Good I-tirk Club, on Page 9, In this Issue. .Join the elnb to day. NATIONAL G. 0. P. COMMITTEE PLANS ACTIVE CAMPAIGN AMONG NEGRO REPUBLICANS Chicago, 111.—Chairman John Hamilton of the Republican Na tional Committee announceH that the 1936 campaign among Negro Republicans will he more Intensive than ever before In the Party's en tire history. It will be educational In nature and will be conducted In harmony with modern Negro thought, he says. An Innovation will be a Young Republican Division. The personnel of this department will be announc ed within the next week and, ac cording to Mr. Hamilton, It will be composed of the greatest number of young people ever called Into political service. They will come from every section of the land and represent every element of young America. Western Division appointments as announced by Chairman Hamil ton are: L. K. Williams and R. R. 01 ON ALL NEWS STANDS S CENTS A COPY 1 In the presence of more than 100.000 cheering spectators, most of whom were Germans, Jesse Owens won the 100 meter sprint Tuesday. He won the broad jump, setting anew Olympic record of 26 feet, 5 21-64 inches. Wednesday, Owens won his third championship in the Olympics, by capturing the 200 meter race. These three vic tories place Owens in a class to himself, as the outstanding ath lete at the Olympic Games, and the first American to win this threefold victory in a single year. John Woodruff, of Pittsburgh brought victory to the United States, in the 800 teeter race. Dav id Albritton and Cornelius John son established new Olympic re cords in the high jump. Ralph Metcalfe, of Marquette University, ran second to Jesse Owens, in the 100 meter sprint, Monday: and Mack Robinson of California, trailed Owqns Wednes day, in the 200 meter race. Despite the brilliant records made by the Negro athletes from the United States, it is reported that Herr Hitler failed to accord them the official reception given victorious white contestants, al though he gave Owens the Nazi salute, after one of Owens’ sen sational victories. Press dis patches state, however, that the thousands of German spectators at the Olympic Games cheered the victorious colored athletes enthu- I siastically. Buy New Car With Fake Check Police arrested Turner Apple gate, age 19, of 4422 Lumley street Tuesday morning shortly after he had bought anew car in Highland Park with a bum check. Apple gate was turned over to Highland Park authorities where he will face a charge of passing bogus checks. o Woman Dies * From Burns Mrs. Jesse Banks, age 32, Brewster street who fell asleep while smoking a cigarette and was seriously burned when her bed caught fire last week at her home, She died Tuesday at 11 o’clock in the Receiving Hospital. o Always Make It A Point To Read The Trlbnne Church, Roscoe Conkllng Simmons, Director of the Speakers Bureau; Robert S. Abbott, Chairman, Pub lic Relations and press; Mrs. Lethla Fleming, of Cleveland, Ohio director of Women’s Department; and Perry W. Howard. National Committeeman. General Advisor. Assistants, heads of departments, field workers, contest officials and the personnel of the Organization Bureau will be announced at the end of the week. Ninety percent of these will be wholly new to poll °al activities and will be sum moned from every state in the un ion, It Is announced. It is the desire of Chairman Hamilton that every element of Negro life have representation and earnest consideration in this cam paign. He has taken a personal In terest In this phase of the organi zation.