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U. S. COURT HALTS EXECUTION 10.000 WANTED TO SEE sit ~ FEDERAL JUDGE ELWOOD GRANTS STAY OF EXECUTION Curious Crowd Wanted To See Woman Sheriff Officiate At Hanging Os Condemned Man LOUISVILLE, KY., (A. N. P.) -Ten thousand white Kentuckians who looked forward ta a Roman holiday Friday when a woman sheriff, mother of several child ren, would officiate at the hanging of Rainey Bethea, 22, were disappointed when Federal Judge Elwood Hamil ton granted a temporary writ of habeas corpus automati cally staying the execution. Hearing on a permanent writ was scheduled to be held Wednes day morning, Aug 5, one week af ter the temporary writ was grant ed. Bethea is charged with crimin ally assaulting and murdering Mrs. Eliza Edwards, 70, white, at Owensboro on June 7. He was convicted in the Daviess county circuit court .June 25 and sentenc? ed to die at sunrise Friday. He was waiting at Jefferson county jail and Mrs. Florence Thompson, Daviess county sheriff and moth er, was supervising construction of the gallows when the writ was granted. torney’s—all Negro Arts appeared Wednesday before Judge Gus Thomas of the Kentucky appellate coi/t who declined to permit the filing of an appeal on the ground that the pleadings as presented enough ground for a ruling either were insufficient and did not give way. His action, however, left the ground open for filing further pleadings and additional records. In the petition presented to Judge Hamilton, the attorneys argued the defense counsel ap pointed by the Davies circuit court amounted to no counsel at all as they refused to let Bethea or his witnesses take the stand and advised him to plead guilty. Fear of mob violence also caused the youth to plead guilty, the peti tion set forth, but since then Be thea has constantly proclained his Innocence. As soon as the writ was grant ed, Judge Hamilton talked by telephone with Gov. A. B. Chand ler and Atty. Gen. Beverly W. iVn cent. A stay of execution was not necessary as the writ ordered Jailer Martin Connors to present Bethea for the hearing Wednesday which automatically prevented his being turned over to Daviess coun ty officials and the possibility of a lynching by frustrated whites of that area. The writ was granted soon af ter construction of the gallows was started in the yard of a gar age a block from the county jail. Newspaper correspondents and photographers arrived at Owens boro by plane to witness the hang ing and knowing of the postpone ment. A crowd of 10,000 whites was expected to be on hand. State’s Attorney Herman A. j Birkhead said immediately after wards that he will resist all ef forts to obtain a retrial. Birkhead prosecuted the case and obtained passage of the death sentence. He was due to appear at the hearing for a permanent writ, taking with him a transcript of the evidence, offered at the trial. N. Y. County Resort Ends Discrimination White Plains. N. Y. —Asserting that “there can he no justification for discrimination against any pro per person in any county owned place’’ Charles H. Griffiths, chair man of the Westchester county Republican committee, Jjas written Dr. Errohl D. Collymore president *f the White Plains N. A. A. C. P. that he will personally co jperate to see that there is no cause for complaint at Playland. Jfcc county-owned beach and plea nre resort. For years colored people have aftd difficulty in buying tickets and enjoying the facilities at Play land. Last year the N. A. A. C. P. went to court and secured the con viction, under the New York civil rights law, of a white cashier who refused to sell tickets to colored persons desiring to use the beach. Since that time some colored peo ple have used the beach at Play land, but most of them have stay ed away. Persons interested In be ing certain that the victory is won are urging colored residents of Westchester county and of New York City/ to avail themselves of the Playland resort to be sure that the policy of no discrimination is carried out. Dr. Collymore placed the matter squarely before the Re publican county committee, which is the power in Westchester poli tics. Miss Grace Mott Johnson, white sculptress, who is a member of the N. A. A. C. P.. and who was active in the discrimination case won last summer, urges groups of colored people to go the Playland and use all the facilities. Miss Johnson stands ready to assist in any way possible in seeing that the rule of no discrimination Is enforced. Miss Johnson also urges that col ored people contend for some of the jobs at Playland which is a public tax-supported amusement park. Opens Shoppe »• V - 'to tss~ MA It IK” BOOT H, pro-' prletor of Marie’s Smart >lllll - ,*>.113 Hastings street, who will formerly open her es tablishment, Saturday, August 8. Slip invites the public to uttend the opening and inspect her fine millinery display. Five Perish In Arkansas Fire Helena, Ark.—(ANP) —Five per sons were burned to death here Monday when flames swept a row of three small frame houses in the Negro section of Helena, and did property damages estimated at $5,000. The victims, all colored, were Hannah Hughes, aged woman of near Helena who had been visiting in one of the homes; Ella Mae Williams, her neice; Charles Sims of this city; and Willie Walker and a child named Walker, of Chi cago. All the victims occupied the house in which the fire started and apparently were trapped when it was suddenly enveloped in flames before dawn. Occupants of the ad joining houses escaped. Officials believed the fire was started by an overturned kerosene lamp. o Hospital Official Probes Jim-Crow Charge New York —A thorough investi gation of the apparent refusal of officials at Bellevue hospital (muni cipal) to enroll a young colored man who applied for admission to the school for male nurses has been begun by Dr. S. S. Gold water. commissioner of hospitals. The applicant was Elvin Rawlins son of a well-known New York doctor, now deceased. Mr. Rawlins declares he went to Bellevue hos pital to make inquiry about, the re quirements for entrance to the nursing school, but was told by some nurse that they had a school for male nurses “but not for col ored.’’ Dr. Goldwater, who declares the department of hospitals will not tolerate a policy of discrimina tion on account of race, creed or color, is waiting the return of one nurse from her vacation in order to ascertain all the facts in the case. o Boy Sustains A Fractured Skull While attending a picnic at Bell Isle Saturday, Wilbert Jones, 13, received a skull fracture when he was hit on the head by a rolling pin. The boy was watching a group of ladies throwing rolling pins at a dummy when an unknown wo man threw a pin which missed the dummy and hit WMlbert on the head. o Woman Injured During Argument In an argument over a welfare check, Virginia Green, age 33, 993 Erskine street, was hit on the head with a brick thrown by her husband. Ben Green. Mrs. Green was taken to the Receiving Hos pital by Clarence Caviness, 2019 St. Auhin avenue. BI S FOR RENT We have n splendid 21-pas senger Ford bns, which will afford up-to-date transporta tion for gronps going on private plrnles, outings, and sight-seeing trips. Prices reasonable. For further Information, phone F.nclld I.VW. California Plans Big Reception For A P A’s I.os Angeles—(ANP)—Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, oldest Negro College Greek-Letter Society in the world, will hold its Thirtieth An t niversity Convention here August 15-19. 1936, with Alpha Delta j Chapter as official host and meet ' ing for the first time in the far west. Dr. Eugene Kinckle Jones, Advi sor on Negro Affairs, Department of Commerce. Washington, D. C., will address the public session at ) the convention. Prominent lenders l in professional and industrial life among Negroes will be present. Large delegations are expected from New York, Washington, Phil adelphia. Chicago, St. Louis. At lanta. Memphis. New Orleans. Kansas City, and Tulsa, Oklahona Elaborate preparations have been t made by the citizens of Los Ange-' les gor the convention and en-1 tertainment of the delegates and, visitors. The Convention will direct its attention to the status of the Ne gro college man in local, state, and national governmental set-ups un der the New Deal. A confidental survey has been made of the sta tus of the Negro masses in the South, as well as of the North and West by first-hand investigators, and preliminary reports of these situations will be presented, pre paratory to extensive publicity concerning such cases. Reports, concerning the Nation al Youth Administration in con-1 nection with Negro college stu dents will be made and the entire educational plight of the Negro youth in relation to state aid will be considered. The Educational Foundation, the first of its kind to be established by Negroes, will re port the results of its first year’s | work. The national officers will present reports concerning the various phases of the fraternity’s work of which they have and chart course for the future. Paroled Woman Admits Killing Second Man LITTLE ROCK. Ark.—(ANP)~ Convicted of slaying a Negro man and paroled after serving seven years of a 21 year sentence, Ra chael Beatrice Crutcher, alias Ra chael Roberts, 35, confessed to Lit tle Rock police Wednesday that she had recently killed her second man. Dave Pohlmeyer, 69 and white, In a robbery. The woman has a long police record and had a record of being ready to wield a knife at the slightest provocation. Albert Smith, her first victim was shot to death. The white man was found with his throat slashed in an alley. Police, assigned to the case, found evidence pointing toward this woman. Officers searched her home and found a blood-stained dress, bloody shoes and a long knife on which there were traces of blood, they declared. When the woman was arrested and confront ed with this evidence, officers de clare she admitted snatching a bill fold from Pohlmyer and he seiz ed her. She pulled her knife, slashed his throat and ran to home. There she changed cloth- * • *1 . n * ; (. - FOR SALE Adams Ave. 63 Room Hotel $20,000 Palmer near John R. 8 Apartments . . . 15,000 Medbury near John R. 11 family Apartment 15,000 For further information, call WALTER W. DELSARTE 457 Warren E. COlumbia 4614 Theus DAY AND NIGHT SERVICE Enlarging and Framing—Prices that Satisfy -Makers of “Pictures that Please” 4640 Hastings near Forest Te. 1-3695 THE DETROIT TRIBUNE SATURDAY, August 8, 1936 lota Phi Lambda Sorority Leaders To Entertain National Convention The charming group of New Yorkers above have charge of arrangements for the annual convention of lota Phi Lam bda Sorority to be held in New York City, August 22-25. lota Phi Alpha Fraternity will meet in Gotham at the same time. Both Fraternities are interested in the Development of Negro Busi ness People. Standing left to right; Miss Margaret Cross, Estelle Higgins, Katherine Sym ington, Robert Flowers, Gladys Parker, Ida May Ryan, Bernice Cross, Miss Skeeter, Mozelie Simonds. Sitting left to right; Miss Wallace, Aneglina Lynch, Laura V. Walker, president of Kappa chapter, Elsie B. Keller, President of Theta chapter, Heppie Rose, president of Omicron chapter and Clara Wells. (ANP) Robert Vann Left Out In Jim Farley’s Latest Political Set-Up NEW YORK—(Calvin Service Flash) —Like a bombshell explod ing on the western front, the news burst in Harlem Thursday morn ing that “Millionaire Bob Vann" of Pittsburgh had been left out of the Democratic campaign set-up by Chairman James A. Farley. Daz ed by the sock, Harlem at first could hardly believe the news. But when the cryptic statement from Democratic headquarters in the Biltmore hotel was read and re read, and nowhere in the state ment appeared the name of Vann, there was nothing else to do but believe the impossible had happen ed. In making the announcement, which he reduced to writing so there could be no mistake, Chair man Farley said Julian D. Rainey of Boston would head the Eastern campaign among colored voters, with headquarters in New York, an dCongressman Arthur W. Mit chell would head the Western cam paign, with headquarters in Chi cago. Not even Dr. William J. ing. washed her hands and burn ed the billfold, which contained three $1 bills. Clifford 0271 Ilnurs to Daily—Sun day By Ap. pointment DR. WM. H. LAWSON Michigan’s First Colored Registered Optometrist And Optician 20 Years Experience EYES EXAMINED GLASSES FITTED Office 40.> Gratiot, \t Brush. 2nd Floor Thompkins, president of the Na-1 j tional Colored Democratic Associa ! tion, which Chairman Farley ad dressed in Philadelphia, was men tioned. A signal victory was won by Her bert L. Bruce, leader of New York Democrats, when he managed by members of the local organiza tions.” Bruce and his followers had served notice on Chairman Farley that they would not be dic tated to by any “Big Negro’’ from out of town. The only place Vann or Thomp kins can come into the campaign, according to the Farley announce ment, will be in their respective states. Mr. Farley- said: “The names of State Directors will be an To Sponsor Picnic at Pontiac v. - y JWHSaV - • ] MRS. ELLEN BARCLAY AM) 11. J. BARCLAY Picnic, Barbecue & Masquerade Dance AT SUNSET HILL PARK HIGHLAND AYE., PONTIAC, MICH. Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 15th & 16th li. .1. 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BUY ON OUR PAY DAY PLAN The Reliable Rug Cos. cooperates with all Churches and Social Organizations Dependable Service at All Times Hastings at Federick nounced by the Chairman of the Democratic State Committees.’’ After the first shock of the news from the Farley announcement, politicians immediately began speculating on what happened to Vann. A maze of conclicting ru mors flew through the district. One rumor said Vann had been “in bad” ever since he gave up his job in the Attorney General’s office last January, and that he did not quit of his own accord, but was “fired” because, in a fit of temper, he told a group of southern white women that they had a low “I. Q.” Another rumor said the publicity secured by Vann in recent weeks was a little game of bluff, that he (Continued on Page 4) 2146 St. Antoine Street, Corner Columbia Clifford 2924 Rev. L. K. Williams To Head GO P’s In Coming Campaign CHICAGO, ILL. (ANP-The Re publicans are about to begin their campaign offensive. A. M. Curtis, assistant to Chairman John M. Hamilton of the Republican Na tional Committee announced Mon day that Dr L. K. Williams, would terve as the cl,airman of the Color ed Voters D" Is uit J ( ob o r * R • nurch of Miuiphu and Perry W. Howard, nat onal eommltteema > ter Mississippi, will be associated with Dr. Wii’ams as co-chairman Robert Sengestacke Abott, editor of the Chicago Defender has been selected as director of publicity, it is understood that Roseoe Conkling Simmons, veteran political strate gist and widely known orator, will head the Speaker’s Bureau. Assoc iated with Mr. Simmons to handle the detail in this important and key bureau will be N. B. Young, editor of the St Louis American. Mrs. Lethia Fleming of Cleveland, Ohio, will have charge of the wo men’s work. Mrs. Fleming, who is president of the Ohio Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs, has much political experience. She was lead er of the women s bureau in 1928. Dr. L. K. Williams who has had an office at the Republican Nation al Committee headquarters in the Railway Exchange Building here for the past month, during which time conferences were being held and the set up formed, is president of the National Baptist Convention. He was chairman of the Republi can Negro organization four years ago, when only a nominal c a m paign wasmade. Dr. Williams is said to have declined the offer when it was first made to aim, but later re considered and accepted after all opposition ad been eliminated by those in charge. •••_. The campaign set-up is some thing of a new' departure this year. Applicants Seek Old-Age Pension Due to the fact that “Old Age Assistance” is a part of the Social Security Act and under Federal Control, future applicants must present more definite proof that are seventy years of age or more. Heretofore, in the absence of other proof, the statement from a physician was accepted, but this is no longer sufficient. Some written statement of age made at least five years previous to appli cation for assistance must be pre sented. This will undoubtedly create a hardship for many citizens born in slavery or shortly afterward, because no records were kept at that time. For their benefit the following suggestion are offered: To secure registration from elec tion commission, which will show age at the time of registering to vote; insurance policies;—active or inactive; lodge record; church record; marriage certificate; proof of age from oldest child in family; affidavit from a relative or some one intimately acquainted with ap plicant and haviug knowledge of applicants age; hospital record. The applications made during past sixty days will aso be affected by this new requirement and probably cause applications to be denied. Therefore, those with applications on file will do well to send in any further proof of age in their pos session. Dr. Phillip Callahan is Chief of Old Age Assistance Bureau in Michigan. Vann Given Pennsylvania WASHINGTON —(Calvin Service Flash) —After a conference with Senator Guffey of Pennsylvania, Chairman James A. Farley an nounced 24 hours after making public the colored campaign set up that Robert L. Vann of Pitts burgh would head the Democratic drive in Pennsylvania. Even white papers noticed that Vann’s name was conspicuous by its ab sence from the national set-up. This fact is causing no end of gos sip in the East. MC FALL BROS. FUNERAL HOME FUNERAL HOME Largest and Most Complete Funeral IToma In Iho City—Onr Business Is linilt I’pon the Recommendation of I nose We Hava Served COL. 3335—3336 7OB-715 CANFIELD E. (Not connected with any other Firm In the Clty( The Detroit Tribune Carries More Uve Local News, More I,oral Pletnres, And Sells On Local Stands In Larger Nnmbers Than Any Ollier Negro Weekly. Chairman Hamilton who is said to contemplate doing a deal of active campaigning himself, has appoint ed three assistants. One of these Arthur M. Curtis has charged of a 1 1 special groups. In turn Mr. Curtis who hails from Springfield, Mo., has charge of “Special Groups’ an and as three assistants. One of these Robert M. Kratky o f St. Rom's. Me. is the !iasjn man for the Labor, Negro and Tux Payer's groum Megro L”*ision chars tr *.)•:/ i Mr. F ,, a‘lr#. *• * . eptaHone # *•• C • < mil paign is to be fought as bitterly up on the colored side as in the gener al campaign. A campaign fund larger than any during the past twenty years has been appropriated, it is said, and preparations are be ing made to carry the Republican message to t h e voters with thoroughness and zeal. No announcement has been made regardig Negro campaign person nel in the East. Factional differ ence have arisen there but it seems probable that the high command will be vested in Dr. Williams. 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