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D.C. WIDOW SUES FOR HUSBAND'S WEDDING GIFT Negro Farmers Hided By Loans WASHINGTON —(ANP) —According to reports from the office of Cornelius King, special assistant to the governor of the inarm Credit administration, 20 per cent or more of the production credit association borrowers in many associations in the states of ’ 15‘Ssissippi ri j Louisiana ere of the Negro race. Short led this year hrough the facilities o’ Negro farmers in .hose states, “and g ‘colored fa mers in these states t risks of these institutions.” The 5,000 coi •=• •-.•iibcrs n Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana share in the . --/■j .a ■ SI .033.000 voting stock purchased by member-bor •nv ers of these production credit asso ia ions. They thus get iway front the loan shark methods formerly in vogue among many andlords. Fpoke In Chicago .y&Z., •;.K •• ;.iv ' - REV. R. W. HAYDEN —minister of the Metropolitan Community church, Birmingham, rho was the guest speaker last unday at the Metropolitan Com munity Church, Chicago. He was if ly -received. Prejudice In U.S. Army Is Denounced CHICAGC—(ANP) in addition p- otirr discriminatory practices hnird a-anr the nation’s black reops, Negr? -soldiers in the reg lar army are c.ften victims ct p-ejudice, according to Levi Pierce, lourg Chicagoan who recently pur rased his discharge in disgust over rr t a color :d 5 listed man faces r. the army. I Mr. Pierce, whose previous rev- Rations have embarrassed the war “rtm-n’ and caused the release u denials of inequalities cites pree instances to show how mili ary justice affects the Negro. At ne same time he points out that Fegro commissioned officers in coi ned units would remedy this and plier inequalities. Leizona instance “In the summer of 1930 at Fort luachuca, Arizona, where I wao mpioyed in the pians and training Iffice of the 10th cavalry and where ne third oattalion of the 25th in pr.try (white) was also stationed, pivate Sam Davis of Troop p, 10th ivalry was cooking at the officers Less (white), a unit set up for the Lodin: ox unmarried officers,” says Li': Pierce r’Eating in the mess was Lieut Ihn R ybold and his sister. Orto laming M ss Reybold asked Davte I prepare a special menu for her. lavis said he didn’t have time since | was-near noon and he had to lnr ; >lete his dinner. She became fegry - and left after telling the livate he would be ‘sorry for this ■“When Lieut. Reybold came in t levelanders Uet Relief From U.S. The farm credit representative called attention to the savings realized by farmers who borrow j through production credit associa- I dons, by reason of the low inter est only for the time he actually has the money. Prior methods did not give the borrower a report on what he owed. Mr. King pointed out that with these savings farm er? "are frequently able to save a? much as one-fourth or one-third on their inte"est charges.” Formers borrow from productions credit associations for various pur poses. such as producing, feeding .isr-esti-’g, *nd marketing of crops to breeding, fattening, and ~a keting of livestock; and some bo row for general agricultural purposes including repair, improve ment or alteration of farm build ings “A large portion of farm ers use at least a part of their loan? for either the purchase of seed . feed, fertilizer, spray materials, ma ! rb n my. or farm supplies; or for ! the mirchase of cattle, swine, or workstock: or 'to hire farm labor,” he continued. Mr. King called attention also to the advantages of financial plan ning for the year, and suggested that prospective farmer-borrowers can be greatly helped by discussing their financial plans with the sec retary-treasurer of the local pro duction credit association. for the noon mess, his sister told him Davis had ‘tried to get fresh’ with her. The officer flew into a rage and went into the kitchen where a fight started. It was late learned that rhe white officer hit Davis first, but the latter was thrown in the guardhouse and gen oral courtmartial' charges preferren However, an investigation disclosed that the woman had written sev eral affectionate notes to the col ored private and he was eventually freed. Lieut. Reybold was released from the command of colored troop? and is now assigned to duty with the Second cavalry, Fort Riley. Kan But this would not have hap pened with the resulting inconven ience and embarrassment to Pvt Davis had the unit been staffed with Negro officers.” FORT RILEY ACTION Another instance is that of a Ninth calvary soldier found in the presence of a white woman in 1937 and immediately placed the post guardhouse at Fort Riley. “At this time Lieut. Col. J. M. Tully was the regimental executive of the Ninth and Lieut. Co. T. J Jmbocker the supply officer and assistant,” Mr. Pierce says. -When news of the arrest reached Lim oocker he became angry and con sidered it a terrible crime despite the fact that this white woman had seen an inmate of a woman’s in stitution several times. Limbocker recommended courtmartial although ihis soldier had a good record and had completed more than 20 years jf service. Tally, who called him self more liberal and fairminded permitted the soldier to purchase his discharge or else remain and iace courtmartial with the chance of being acquitted or kicked out with a dishonorable discharge.” smmjn Bfir ■■*■■» *—*—• HOTEL MACK Double Rooms Si up. Gas Heat. 548 Bediord Pl., N.E. JA. 3281, Atlanta Dark Laughter . . . .Byo. L. Harrington | ■— - - —1 ■■■■■ Ml Y LA, IF \>F EVfcK FELT BAD ENOUGH TO COME BY. WELL. WF FEEL THAT WAY. • ■ • Army Officers Seen In Training Call From My Study Window By RE\. JOHN CLARENCE WRIGHT We The People Sleep A few weeks ago I was called out of my bed at about eleven o’clock at night to be informed that one of my par ishioners, while peacefully eating a belated dinner in his regular boarding place, had been herded up with the pro prietor and several of the customers and carried to the city bastile. They were informed before accepting the enforced hospitality of the commonwealth, that what was about to be staged was a raid, and that A i | if trouble was not wanted all had better! f “come along quiet and peaceful like”. My J parishoner is an honest, sober, industrious, lIPI ,||||y respected citizen in the community, an ar dent lover of his church and a soloist in the choir. None of these things, however, ed the plain-clothes guardians of the city’s jIMPy Wmm liquor statutes and along with an ordained Jp, minister of the A.M.E. church, who also 6; happened to be in the place at the time of the raid, this peaceful citizen, guilty of nothing more than minding his own busi- j§ll ness and eating a meal for which he had paid, in a place licensed by the city to serve it, was hustled off to police headquarters, humiliated by being booked on -a charge of frequenting a dive, or something of the sort, and locked up for the night. DR. WRIGHT After much telephoning and scouting around in the late hours of the night, we were able to get him released on bond in the “wee small hours” of the morning. The next day several of us went down to the police court to be of help to our friend when the case came up. It was what I saw at that hearing that prompts me [to “take my pen in hand”. \ Too many visits to an Atlan ta police court in full swing, [would make potential anarchists lout of the most law-respecting 'and abiding citizen. My friend’s lease was held over to a later [date, but what I saw and heard twhile I awaiting its disposition ■filled me with mingled disgust fend rage. Men and women herd fed like animals and treated with less regard. Pushed and shoved libout, in most cases without le- Iral defense or counsel, fined and Ineted out stretches on the pub lic works with hardly a chance, In some cases, to understand with Ivhat offense or misdemeanor ■hey had been charged. Their Rumber was legion, because it was Monday’s session of tlie THE PHOENIX INDEX, PHOENIX, ARIZONA court and they were gathering in the harvest of the week-end raids and round-ups. Came an interlude in the sor did drama. A uniformed minion of the law strode down the main aisle, rolling a juicy wad of to bacco in his official mouth. “Get back in those other seats, nig gers, or do I have to come and throw you back. Hey black nig ger over there, I mean you.” With that the upholder of the law, the tax-paid protector of in nocent citizens, kicked at the man sitting on the end of the seat and with more of the elo quence quoted above proceeded to insure two more seats for the already comfortably-provided-for whites when they should return from the recess. That is the kind of treatment that any black man may expect who by any chance, mishap, or mistake finds himself in the bunds of the law or is required Units to Be Combed For Personnel By RIENZI B. LEMUS WASHINGTON, D. C. (ANP) —It is reported here, and through one whose utter ances merit credence, that the purpose of the war de partment in ordering all Ne gro military organizations “back to training camps” is to develop officers for all- Negro units to be included in the expanded U. S. Army. According to the plan, as the story goes, regimental command ers, field and s.taff officers will be recruited from majors, cap tains and lieutenants of the pres ent units while their non-com missioned personnel is to be combed for the new organiza tions’ captains and lieutenants. The all-colored Bth Illinois in fantry of Chicago, the 369th regi ment of New York, the third battalion of the 372 pd regiment, located in Boaton, and .'company units of colored national guards men, are becoming Inured *to win ter-weather conditions in camp? of their resn|;tive vicinities, while develonment of officers of the all colored regiments-to-be goes on. according to the story. Much guessing had been indulged and published respecting the motive of the military authorities for ordering the colored soldiers back to camps so soon after their return from late summer and early fall maneuvres. to go to the assistance of some one in its toils. It is just another evidence of how ruthlessly our rights in a free democracy are trampled upon with impunity while we the people sleep. And in every phase of our individual and corporate life they will ever be trampled upon as long as lull ed into a state of somnolence by ignorance, fear or indifference, we the people sleep. For seventy five years, or more, intrepid leaders have warn ed us to awaken to our real sta tus in this republic; to get wise to our rights; to secure them as only rights can be secured in a free democracy by the possession and use of the ballot. Os late new prophets have coyig forth Dower Petition Filed Step-Daughter And Step-Grand- Daughter Oppose WASHINGTON, D. C. (SNS) Mrs. Daisy Ells worth and her daughter, Mrs. G’-adys Lloyd, in peti tion filed in District Court here Saturday to dismiss the suit of Mrs. Lavinia G. Holmes, widow of Ottoway Holme-s, reputed millionaire and operator of the excursion steamer, E. Madison Hall, whose estate has reportedly dwindled to a mere trifle of $i no.ooo. Mrs. Holmes Is suing- for as signment of dower. Her step daughter and step-granddaughter through Elwoo* 4 G. Hubert, their attorney, take the position that her complaint is a mere petition for specific performance of an un written postnuptial contract. Mr. Hubert advances three grounds as the basis of his mo tion to dismiss the suit. NOT NECESSARY The first is that assignment of -dower- in a marriage which lasted tor j®snty yeajs is not necessary under thfe District code and that if it is required It should be set aside by the court at the time of the accounting of the National Bank of Washington, the execu tor of the estate. His second is that the oral gift of their home to her as a 'wed ding present violates the statute of frauds, which requires gifts of real estate to be made in writ ing. His third is that her suit is barred by the statute of limita tions because of the period of time which has elapsed since her right of action arose. At the time of his death, Mr. Holmes left real estate valued at $107,615, subject to a blanket deed cf trust of $75,000 securing an in debtedness of about $42,500. He also left personal property valued at $30,000. SAYS HE’S REAL OWNER In her suit, Mrs. Holmes claims she is the real owner of property at 811 Twenty-first Street, North west, of which he was the record owner. She and Mr. Holmes were married in the house at that ad dress on Auaust 13, 1914. In the presence of about two or three dozen persons at thp mar riage, Mrs. Homes alleged that her husband proclaimed he was making her a wedding gift of the property. When the will of Mr. Holmes was filed for probate. Mrs. Holmes says she renounced tak ing what the will gave her and elected to take what the law gave her. She claims she should re ceive about SIO,OOO when the es tate is settled. The property which Mrs. Holmes claims was given her as a wed ding present by her husband was bequeathed by him to his grand daughter. At the time she married Mr. , Holmes, his widow claims she owned a profitable grocery busi ness and several parcels of real “state. She avers she sold the business, real estate, term insur ance and Government bonds amounting to more than $6,000 and gave the proceeds to him. He never paid her back, she asserts. In the settlement of Mr. Holmes’ estate 19 parcels of his estate have been sold. The property de vised to. Mrs. Holmes has a, deed; Os trust of $4,000 bn it. Its as sessed value is $9,925. The esti mated value of the estate at’this time is $28,754.37. Mrs. Holmes s ay s she is sen timentally attached to the prop erty her husband gave her as a wedding present and where he and she spent their married lives. She states she is willing to ac cept this property with the per sonal property in it, free and clear of all encumbrances, in full satisfaction of her dower rights. Mr. Holmes died September 24, 1934. For a long number of years he operated the steamer E. Madi son Hall, an excursion boat, on the Potomac River. courageously to warn and demon strate that if we would be free, we must fight! Fight in and through the courts with resources to command the best legal talent our own or the other race af fords. They have pleaded that a part of the money that we waste annually upon baubles would be sunk in municipal, state and na tional defense funds, so that ade quate legal aid could be guaran teed the thousands of wretches who ai’e daily rail-roadod through | so-called courts of justice while we tile people bleep. . Flies To Operating Table Eugene Morgan, West Virginia State College student, is shown here as he was about to take off from Institute, W. Va. # via air for New York City, where he was to undergo an operation. It was while in the air that he composed his “If You Love Me”, which he hopes will soon be a hit tune. '• \ <* * NOTE: —YOUR question will be answered FREE in this column ONLY when you include a clipping of this column and sign your full name, birthdate, and correct address to your letter . For a *Private Reply” ... send only (25c) and a self-addressee stamped envelope fur my new ASTROLOGY READING and receive hy return mail FREE ADVICE on (3) Questions. Sena all letterr rc: ABBE WALLACE, care of THE SCOTT NEWSPAPER SYNDICATE, V 0 Auburn Avenue. Atlanta. G* MY NEW 1940 ASTROLOGY READINGS ARE READY C. S.—l have been a reader of this paper fpr year? and enjoy your column fine. Now I have a girl 16 years old and she ran off and I want to know if I will ever hear from her again. Ans: When she gets work and is settled in a place to live, she will get in direct contact with you. She is capable of taking care of herself, and try not to worry too much about her. She will write before Christmas. V. C.—l am a college student and so is the girl that I feel that I am in love with. We went to gether two years ago but stop ped. Do I stand a chance of win ning her back again? Ans: She has lots of suitors, but she still has a tender spot in her heart for you. Why not try rush ing the girl but not to the ex tent that it will interfere with your college work for she won’t give you all of her time. A. G. C.—-1 am visiting my sis ter up here and have met a man who says he loves me and I wish to know if he will do as he says. Ans: He would for a few weeks, but just as soon as he felt sure of your affection for him, he would grow tired of you. Now be a reasonable woman and go home to -your husband and don’t con tinue,, to have outside friends for you don’t realize any pleasure from an association of this kind. L. R. S.—My husband says that he has insurance with the com pany that he works for and I don’t believe it. Tell me if it is so and who does he have it made cut to? Ans: It is compulsory for each employee of the company where your husband works to carry in surance. Yes, he does have a policy. When he took the policy he had it made out to his wife, but he has the liberty to change it anytime that he sees fit. H. R. P.—ls there a chance of To Feel Fine, Use This All-Vegetable Laxative Here’s the laxative that acts as thoroughly as harsher ones, but is a gentle persuader for intestines when used this way: A quarter to a half teaspoonful of spicy, aromat ic BLACK DRAUGHT on your tongue tonight, a drink of water— there you are! Then this all-vegeta ble laxative usually allows plenty yJ SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1939 my husband and me going back to gether and living happily again as we have a child and I think it is our duty to try to live together. Ans: The same woman that separated you and your husband will keep him from returning to you. You had better make up your mind to live without him as it isn’t likely that he will give this party up In preference to you. Get work and do the best you can for your child. L. D.—l am heart broken over my oldest son. He was sent to jail recently about something that I am sure that he did not do and I wish to know what would be the proper thing for me to do? Ans: At a time like this you tan’t consider whether he is guilty or not. You must secure a lawyer and let him handle the case for you. I don’t think that the case is as serious as you are inclined to think it will be, but he will be punished to some extent. J. B. A.—Someone cut a piece of one of my plaits of hair and I wish to know who did it? Ans: No one can harm you with (he plait of hair. The person re sponsible for cutting it was the man that you were going with at the time. He is very fond of you and seems to have the idea that you will respect and love him more if he carries a piece of your hair. Relief At Last ForYourCough Creomulsion relieves promptly be cause it goes right to the seat of the trouble to loosen germ laden phlegm, increase secretion and aid nature to soothe and heal raw, tender, inflam ed bronchial mucous membranes. No matter how many medicines you have tried, tell your druggist to sell you a bottle of Creomulsion with the understanding that you are to like the way it quickly allays the cough or you are to have your money back. CREOMULSION for Coughs, Chest Colds, Bronchitis , time for sleep, acts thoroughly and ' gently, and relieves coastipotton’i headaches biliousness, irritability, 1 bad breath. 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