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Volume 6
Man Held for
Knifing Woman
Fred King, 35 years old, ap
peared in West Phoenix precinct
court last week and faced a charge
of assault by means likely to pro
duce great bodily injury to Miss
Katherine Welch, 306 North Sec
ond street, and was bound over
to Maricopa county superior court
under SISOO bond. King, not able
to make bond, was remanded to
Expose Black
Legion Germ Plot
DETROIT —The bacteriologist
who conspired with Arthur Kupp,
state commander of the Black
Legion, to inject typhoid germs in
to milk and dairy products dis
tributed through Jewish markets,
was disclosed by Prosecutor Mc-
Crea to Charles T. McCutcheon,
bacteriologist in the milk division
of the department of health where
Lupp was an inspector.
The Legion planned mass mur
ders of the Jewish people and oth
er “objectionably” groups.
Mrs. Carrie Green, 947 West
Grant street, died last Tuesday
morning, August 18, after an ill
ness of a short duration.
Mrs. Green suffered a paralytic
stroke Friday, August Id, and was
rushed to St. Joseph hospital for
treatment. She never rallied from
the effects of it.
Mrs/Green came to th city more
than,forty yars ago and had at all
times taken an active part in the
civic and religious life of :he com
She was buried from Tanner
chapel, A. M. E. church, of which
She had been a faithful member
for many years. Eulogy was de
livered by Rev. J. E. Bradford,
William F. Blake
Legion Post to
Lead Vet Parade
William F. Blake Post, of this
city, will have the distinction of
leading one of the most colorful
parades ever to march the streets
of Phoenix, during the annual Ari
zona Legion Convention, which
will convene here September 14.
The signal honor of leading the
procession was won through a
state-wide contest put on by the
Arizona American Legion to in
crease the membership in the 52
posts of the state. William F.
Blake Post made the largest in
crease on a percentage basis. Ser
geant G. H. Bigsby is commander
of the post.
College Group
Tours Europe
INSTITUTE, W. Va. A group
of faculty members and students
sailed from New York on the S. S.
Europa for a four-weeks tour of
Europe directed by Prof. Hillery C.
Thome, under the sponsorship of
the West Virginia State college.
Germany, France, Belgium and
England are on the trip’s itinerary
and cities to be visited will in
clude Berlin, Cologne, Mainz, Hei
delberg, Paris, Brussels and Lon
don. The party expects to be in
Berlin in time to attend one event
and the closing ceremonies of the
Olympic games.
RALEIGH, N. C. (C)—Brady
Laurence, 22, of Iredell county,
was lodged on “death row” at the
state prison Friday, awaiting
death by lethal gas on September
25 for the murder of Clyde Ervin.
Bobby Campbell, 8, was fatally
injured Monday when he was
struck bj a car driven by J. D.
Norman. Norman was held in
SIOOO bond.
j Race Man on U.
S. Grand Jury in
Muskogee, Okla.
MUSKOGEE, Okla.—One of the
members of the United States
grand jury for the eastern district
of this state is a member of the
| Race. He is Lewis Oliver Cochran
of McAlester, the first Race man
to serve in such a capacity here
in 29 years.
Mr. Cochran, who is a real es
tate broker, has been a resident of
Pittsburg county for 34 years and
is widely known. Following the
first day of anticipated six-months
sitting on the jury, Mr. Cochran
reported that he was treated “roy
ally’ by the other members of the
He said he was told by the fore-’
man not to be embarrassed and to
“ask any questions or make any
challenges you want. You have as
much right to talk here as anyone
Mr. Cochran was recommended
by Melvin Cornish, United States
Commissioner of McAlester. He is
a member of the NAACP and re
cently attended the annual meet
ing of the assoc iatoin held in Bal
timore, Md.
Ethiopian Armies
Encircle Capital
PORT SAID, Egypt (C)—The
fascist grip on occupied Ethiopian
territory was severely shaken last
week as Ras Imru, Ethiopian com
mander in the northwest, hurled
an army of 40,000 troops against
the Italian forces occupying Addis
Ababa, former Ethiopian capital.
The Ethiopian forces are authori
tatively reported to have wiped
out several Italian outposts in
their advances on Addis Ababa.
Unconfirmed reports from Dji
bouti, French Somaliland, said
that an Ethiopian column, under
Ras Seyoum, had occupied Dessye,
strategic town on the highway be
tween Addis Ababa and Asmara,
Italian Eritrea, and former mili
tary headquarters of Emperor
Haile Selassie. Foreigners reach
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Six Youths
Arrested In
Gang Murder
gro youths of the Hill section of
Brooklyn are under arrest
charged with the killing of a
♦white boy in a battle between
white and Negro boys over pos
session of a choice spot in Fort
Greene Park. Smith Brown, 16,
of 47 Clinton Place, Brooklyn, is
charged with direct responsibility
for the murder and is held for
The victim was Mario Vella, 19,
of 239 Emerson Place, Brooklyn,
struck in a fight on Classon ave
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campaign to raise the wages of
Alabama low-paid cotton laborers
was voted for unanimously by del
egates attending the first conven
tion of the Sharecroppers’ Union
which was held here last week.
While the bulk of the union’s
membership are in Alabama, the
convention had to be held outside
of that state on account of the
long and violent campaign of ter
ror and wholesale arrests directed
by Alabama landlords and police
against the union. The conven
tion met secretly here to protect
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3 Black Legion
Men Convicted
DETROIT. Convicting three
and acquitting three, the first kid
nay and flogging trial of men of
the Black Legion was announced
recently. They were charged with
false imprisonment of Robert Pen
The trial, which consumed an
entire week, ended when the state
and defense counsel waived argu
ments leaving the issue to be de
cided from a welter of conflicting
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