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Negroes To Be Represented On Unemployment Committee By Davis
charlotte post
THE PAPER WITH A HEART AND SOUL
VOLUME 5
3HA.RLOTTE. N C. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 1931
NUMBER 7
( olored Portugaese
Deport ed.
Ch.Hi lesion,S,C —(CNS)— Henry
IL OfUi, Portuguese colored man
was taken to Savannah last Wed
nes,tay by Marion M Black, im
migration inspecto?-, ,for deporta
lion to his native country. De
I 'ruz was ai'i’ested ill Charleston
by J. H. McVey, immigration in
erpector liere, and after a hearing
was ordered deported. He left
Savannali last VVendesday night
>v
i n B Rosenwald
Award.
Sa'aiinah —(CNS)—Thomas N.
idoberts, teacher at the Georgii
iSoit!. College, has been granted a
tellowshipby (he Julius Rosen
.ild Foundation to do graduate
vvDrk in Agriculturai Education at
rre University of Wisconsin. Mr,
Koberts will begin work [at that
iistitution this fall.
SOOO Ne^ro Children
Learn To Be Good
Republicans
CHICAGO, (CNS)— fi’ive thou
sand happy Negro Chi dren turn
biedou sid '■ th Regiment
Armory’ lay to goon
a picnic i ' the. Secr-nd
''UiC R,»' , t M,;.
The ptogram, which is
-pianned lO be an annual affair, is
in keeping with the Second Ward
Republican Club’s poiicp of train
ing Negro youth for better citizen
r-f.
I'he picnic was sponsored under
tiie di; ectioa of William E. King,
committeeman o f the Second
Ward; William L. Dawson, pres
ident of the club; Fred R. Bram
lette, executive secretary: and
James T. Lanigan, Sr., treasurer.
Food, candy and refreshments
Were served free Over 6000
pounds ot barbecued meats and
sausage,4u0 gallon,s of soft d.iuht,
2,400 candy bars, 3,000 packages
of chewing gum ai well as ice
e catn and popcorn were served
toihesmiing little citizens of
toe fuuire.
Bishop Grace Baptizes
758 Here Last Sunday
Daviis Named To Harrow Enters Scotsbor«» Case
Sr/n!' By Request Ol N.A.A.C.P.
mitieeBy Hoover jllusbaDcl On Va“
caiion, His Wife
John w Bavis,President el west Virginia
Cailegiate Institute, Named te Serve
On Committee Whloh Weula
Aid Unempleyment Pfiief.
Moves Thiols
Out Of Doors
Biffleuities Began When Meilie Qibssn
Brewer, Daughter of The Late Rev,
Maiaehai Qihsan ot Baltimore
Filed DIveree Against Husband
WASHINGTON. —(CNS)--The
urgent requests of Dr. Emmett J
Scott, the National Association
for the Advancement of Colored
People, and other interesting per
sons, tliat a colored person be
placed on the President’s Organ ; WAsS H I N G T O N,—(CNS)—
ization on Unemployment Relief Washington «osiety was agog
were acceded to last Friday when ' this week discussing the latest
Mr. Vv^^qlter 8. Giffiird, director of ' developments of the sensational
th^ oiganizHiou announced the E eyei jr ,acinon,ii t^ngie. vy\t,jcti
ap,,-..;.it.aient of it. Davi uas orieetljain brougnt the pop
president of the West Virginia uiar school man and his equally
Collegiate Institute at Institute, popular wife, also a school teach
West Virginia, as one |of eighteen er, into the local courts. This
nationally prominent persons to | time the Brewers are at swords
serve on a committee which would j points over joint property owned
administer unemployment relief
during the coming winter. Pres
ident Davis, is the head [of one of
the seventeen land grant colleges
which receive aid from the feder
al government He is a graduate
of Morehouse College and has
long been a recognized leader in
educational circles. Thecomnrjt
lee to which he belongs is headed
h'x Mr Pied C. Croxton, Mr.
Gilfi.
Giitef Assistant.
To Broadcast \ atl.dr
* Reports for_ Vessels
New Orleans.—'Weather forecast re-
ports for ships in the gulf, Caribbean
ana other southern waters are to be
broadcast from New Orleans the year
round, it was announced. Heretofore
.this service was maintained only dur
ing the so-called hurricane season,
from June 1 to November 80. •
Selected ships of all nations on
southern ship lanes will radio condi
tions in their vicinity to Washington,
where the weather forecasts will be
compiled and transmitted to New Or
leans to be broadcast over a powerful
radio station here.
Memory of Hubbard Ig
Kept Alive by Tree
East Aurora, N. Y.—An apple tree
here is keeping alive the memory of
Elbert Hubbard, philosopher and lover
of man, tost in the Lusitania disas
ter. ‘
Charles J. Eosen, offlcjal of the Eoy-
croft shops, and Elbert Hubbard III
dedicated the tree at simple ceremo
nies here recently,
“Elbert Hubbard symbolized life,”
Bosen said, “and that is why we chose
a tree instead of a building to dedi
cate to his memory.
"We thank God who made tills tree,
for Elbert Hubbard.”
“This committee will make
available information on the ed
ministration of relief, both public
and private, based on the exper
lence of the last winter and pre
vious periods of unemployment
distress,’’ Mr. Gifford said,
“In general, relief funds are
expended loca.ly through long es
tabiished agencies, but in this
emergency, special organizations
have in many places been created
to provide employment in the
shape of special or ’made’ work
which is paid out for relief funds.
This meihod o f providing
relief and many other suggest
,oas that have been received will
he consideied by this committee
.ind such methods as are thought
useful will be ii-smd for consider
aiiun by tnose i esponsible locally
for ll'ose activities. ’
The appointment of Mr. Davi-
came as a welcome, relief fe li e
huudi eds of culoied people win.
I,ad felt that they would be lo.si
in the shuffle uii-css a colored pei
appoinlrd to urge the
orkers be
Veteran Champion To
Appear Before Su
preme Court of Ala
bama.
Walter Wliite Gnsiipletes
Details la Chicago
A ad 'Alabaaaa.
Ohio Bluejays Declare
War on Pedestrians
-'iorwall:. Ohio.—Eluejays have de
clared war on Norwalk. - ,
Persons walking through a clump of
trees at a street Intersection have
lieard the warning scream of half .-i
dozen of the birds and' been driven ai
a run from the scene. Arthur Pearl,
J. ‘B. Osborn and Paul Clark suffered
severe facial scratches from the beaks
and ejaws of the jays. «
Ofncials attributed the attacks to an
noyances Suffered by the birds from
boys- vioiating their nests and molest
ing their eggs, and young.
! son were
gi-„ve needs
tore the commit ee.
oi N g'U
Majestic Swans Again »
Nesting in Yellowstone
Yellowstone Park.—The appearance
of elglit pairs of trumpeter swans was
reported in Yellowstone National park
during tlie month of May, which is
their nesting period. Conservationists
hall this as good news, tor these ma
jestic birds are one of the species
which are facing extinction under
changing conditions, and the Yellow
stone is one of the points where it
is hoped to check the apparently eb
bing tide.
Unless the few remaining trumpeter
swans in existence can nest and rear
their young safely, the species will
soon join the dodo and the passenger
pigeon. ’
by them. And William Brewer,
the husband, has begun legal ac
tion to have is wife adjudged in
ntempt of court for having sio
len a march on him by moving
his persona! efforts out of their
oiiit home at 1010 F’airmoin 3t,
N. W. and moving hers in while
he was visiiing bis parents in
Georgia,
The Brewer difficulties began
when Molly Gibson Brewer, dau
ghter, daughter of the late Rev,
Malachai Gibson of Baltimore,
filed a divorce suit against her
husband who is a Harvard grad
uate and a prominent school man
of this city, last Spring In her
suit, Mrs. Brewer alleged mental
druelty and ineompatability and
asked for alimony and that she
be given their home which was
purchased in her name, Mr.
Brewer countered this suit with
a cross bill and was succes.sful in
preventing his wife’s claims for
al mony when he proved that she
was making as great a salary as
he ond was perfectly able to main
tain herself comfortably. The
divorce suit has yet to be heard.
Pending the divorce suit the
Brewers agieed tiiat they would
live apart and rent out their homer
but after Mrs. Brewer had moved
into the Howard MaiiDr liere, Mr.
Brewer remained at their home
and refused to move.
Recently he went to Georgia
on his vacation lu visit his par
ents. Wlil.e be was away, Mrs
Brewer entered the pi’emises;
packed his things and sent them
o llie sloi'age ai.tl moved in with
lier inobaer. Now Hievver is out
and slie is in ag-ii r.
Following ' bis Bievi-r Miuglit
'ast week to have lii> wite ad
judged in coo'cit.pl of court. The
moiion was I’aiiia ,\ aigiied last
week,but ff a uguineut and dici
ionotlhecoi.il p.i.-ipj nd
until Seplelilbei 14.
NEW YORK.-Clarence Dar
row, Veteran champion of huMsn
rights internationally known
criminal lawyer and defender of
the weak and defenseless, has ac
cepted jiti -itation personally
d#liversd to - by
,1 alter'Wl ite, oecret-ary ot tne
National Association for the Ad
vancement of Colored People, to
participate in the defense of the
eight Negro boys sentenced to
death in Scottsboro, Alabama.
Ml-. Darrow’s entrance into the
case has been welcomed by the
other N. A. A. 0. P. attorneys in
the case, and Mr. Darrow has sig
nified his willingness to go to
Alabama and deliver one of the
arguments to be made next Jan
nary before the State Supreme
Court in the case.
This latest arrangement by
which the N. A. A. C, P. is throw
ing the entire weight of its pow
er and influence in the scale in be
half of the condemned colored
boys, is-reported by Mr. White on
his return from a journey which
took him to Chicago to see Mr.
Darrow add then to Birmingham
to complete details for the legal
procedure with the attorneys on
the scene of battle.
Mr. Darrow, it will be recalled,
on a previous occasion, in the cel
ebrated Sweet case in Dctrult
successfully defended eleven c-.l
ored people charged with first he
gree murder for defending Dr.
Ossian H Sweet’.s home from
mob attack He entered the case
at a time when the feeling in De
troit was exceedingly bitter and
and other attorneys feared to ua
dertake the case, and by his out
standing courtroom skill pro
cured acquittal of the one defend,
ant, Henry Sweet, whom the
state elected to try.
"In accordance with the relent
less, persistant and careful atten
tion to detail of the N. t.A C. P.
in all its legal work"’ said Mr
While, at the N. A. A. C. P offi
ces, 69 Fifth Avenue, ‘'a bill cf ex
cepiions is being prepared fo r
submission to the Supreme
Court of Alabama that will asseni
b e every scrap of periinent
ter bearing on the case.
Clarence Darrow Aids
NAj\.,G.P. In Scotts
boro Fight
13-Year Old Boy
Sought By
An^ry Mob
Young Rsdgts, Aceused of Shooiing 1
Yaar Old White Youth, Surrendered
To Loeal Authorities By His
Fathei Saturday Night.
Darrow, America’s Foremost Crirainai
Lawyer Joins N-A.A.C.P, Legal
Forces Defending 8 Condemned Negro
Boys in Alabama, #
mat
H'uge Antelope Herd 4 |
Ashland, Ore.—Tlie lake county re
gion furnishes a refuge for one of the
largest herds of antelope in the coun
try, In one day, one may sight '800
antelope. *
Bread From Seaweed 1*
Popular on West Coast
OJal, Calif.—There’* something new
under the sun all the time—If an old
proverb may be contradicted.
For this describes the baking and
selling of bread made of kelp, better
known as “seaweed,” whloh started in
this town, located only a short dls-
ance from the Pacific ocean.
■Wllilam Baker specializes in produc
ing this bread and says there is giljlte
a demand for it. “The kelp gives the
bread a peculiar flavor,” he said.
Display 0 f
Sudden Wealth
Reveals Theft
MACON, Ga.—(CNS)—'H a d
Willie Brown, undersized 17 year
old boy, been a more expert dri
ver he might have passed unno
ticed through Macon last Tuesday
afternoon with nearly $1,200, part
of the money which he confessed
lO'sheriff’s deputies be had stolen
from an aged Dooley county wo
man late 'ast Monday.
h e diminutive youngster
whom officers described as’‘shieky
looking,’’came to Macon early in
the afternoon and rolled his new
V acquired automobile up to the
curb near the courthouse. He
got out, went to a locol clothing
I store and purchased '$75 worih ef
clothing, and returned to his auto
mobile.
Nervously, he siarteU ihe mo
tor. Inexpertly he shifted in
gear. It was the forward gear,
however, and instead of backing
fr.im the curb, he ran a short dis
tance upon the sidewalk, Harry
E. Pap-b county probation officer,
was passing. The youth s inalfil
ity to handle the automobile a;
Irac'.ed the officers attention.
The buy confessed, woikingon
the farm of Jim H igh ’S, 6i yeaa
old bachelor, and Mi.ss ll;n''ieita
Hughes. 75. of near. IJlly, Ga., he
had .slipped into the a^jed woman,s
room Monday afternoon late and
confiscated ihe entire trunk
The aged brother an 1 sister
had kept their iboni y there for
inanv months. He opened me
(rank wilh n hainm--r tie
stoUu, left it in ill.' ii *1 1
made lii.s way to Bryo iville.
CLAYTON. .N. C.-.(CNS) -
Young Hodges, 13, was surrender
ed to local authorities by his fath
er last Saturday night, after he
had lain in hiding for senera!
hours to elude a mob which had
been organized for the purpose of
lynching him. The young boy
waf accused of having shot a nine
teen year old white boy, Julian
Hardy. Froip„ 3p0 to 400 whites
organ’zid ' vesae in
search g \
the Negro youth hao' dispetlseS,
the father of the boy sent another
son to where Young was hiding
and told him to come home. There
he was turned over to Deputies
Norwood and Barbour, Young
had been hiding in a s'wamp near
■his heme.
Fuared Meb VIolenee.
Wbea the mob started search
for tne youth Saturday afternoon
after nevvs of the white boy s
death, the elder Hodges secretly
told the two deputies he knew
where his son was hiding, but
feared mob violence. The depu
ties arranged to return to t h e
home after the mob had disper
sed.
The boy was placed in the John
son county jail at Smitnfleld, He
denied he shot Hardy, saying he
was in a field a short distance
away -when be heard the report
of a gun.
Thousands Attend Ban
quet Given At City
Armory In Honor Of
Bishop C. M* GrLl^
30,000 View Parade
As They March
Through Streets
Of The City.
MEASURE STRENGTH
, OF MAN IN TESTS
Public Health Service Puts SOO
Through Paces.
h id
and
Cows Recognize Calves;
Man Arrested as Thief
Harper, Ore.—^Four calves pastured
In B. Faust’s yard. Faust denied he
had stolen them. So tour cows be
longing to Virgil Smith were driven '
up- The calves seemed giad to sac |
them. The cows gave every evidence |
of fondness for the calves. So Faust 1
was accused of iarceny. ^ I
■Washington.—How strong is a man!
The answer has just been made by
the United States public health serv
ice through a series of tests given to
500 men. Generally, heavily built
men were found to be stronger than
slender men of the same weight.
The tests were made to ascertain
the pulling, pushing, handgripping,
lifting and lung power of men be-
tw'een the ages of twenty and thirty-
four, between the weight ot 120 and
169 pounds, and betw’een the heights
of 63 and 70 inches.
The greatest pulling power was
demonstrated by men In the heaviest
weight class, between 160 and 169
pounds. Men in the two heaviest
classes, 150 to 159 and 160 to 169
pounds, tied as the most pow'erful
pushers. In each of these weight
groups the taller men proved to be
the best pushers, with a force of 121
pounds, the record figure.
In the handgripping contest the
talleit and heaviest men gave the
most powerful hand grips, with a
force of 108.48 pounds. But the
shortest men in the heaviest group
were the most powerful lifters, lifting
on an average 619.2 pounds.
The men having the greatest lung
power were found among the short
est In the 150-159 pound class. Their
lung force was measured at 154 mil
limeters. ^ ‘
So far as general strength went. It
was found that the taller men were
for their weight the less strength
they had on the average, and the
shorter they were for their weight
the stronger they were. This rule
applied through practically all weight
group*.
Thousands, members and dele
gates of the House of Prayer rep
resenting over 80,0(X) members of
the House of Prayer met here last
week for the fourth conyocation
meeting. The meeting was pra
sided oyer by Bishop C.M. Grace,
founder of the House of Prayer,
Munburship.
The Bishop said that he had
20,000 members on roll at the
House of Prayer here in Charlotte,
5000 at Norfolk; 17,0(X) at Savan
nab, 10,000 at Augusta. 20,000 at
New Port News, and tb/mgands
Lat other places.
■' b PrcitSin ISf Ape '
ciai\9sfimonies from members of
the House of Prayer.
Tuesday, Sept. 8th—Bishop
Grace arrived, and the welcome
address was delivered by Mr. El
liott Humphrey. Talks were alse
made by others.
Wednesday, Sept. 9th—A fine
program was rendered by mem
bers and friends of the House of
Prayer.
Thursday, Sept. 10th—The di£
ferent auxiliaries presented a spe
cial drill- They were all dressed
in beautiful uniforms and put on
special stunts as they passed the
reviewing stand of Bishop Grace.
Friday night was given over to
the young people, and a very
unique program w'^s carried out
by them.
One of the high lights of the
convocation was a banquet given
in honor of Bishop Grace at the
City Armory, Saturday night,
where more than a thousand
guests were present. A program
of music by three bands belong
ing to the House of Prayer, drills
by the Grace Soldiers, quartette
singing and short talks by Messrs
J. R. Hemphill, W, H. (Bonnie)
Pearson, H. Houston and Sey
mour Carroll of Columbia, S. C.,
special guests of the Bishop was
conducted before the Bishop was
introduced. The Bishop made a
very pleasing address and then
invited the guests to the dining
room of the Armory, - where they
were served fried chicken, and
rice with gravy, ham, peas, pota
to salad, slaw, pickles, cake and
lemonade.
Committee:—Sister Mary Aiice
Boulware, Chairman, Elliott C.
Humphrey, Chaplain; Sisters Viol*
Steele, Margaret Burns, Lucille
Campbell, Millie Lee, Elder E. T.
Sims, pastor.
20,000 People Attend Sunday,
Sunday was a high day at the
convocation. More than twenty
thousand people attended the ser
vices. The baptizing and the pa
rade were the features of the
dap. The Bishop baptized 758
candidates befo e the parade,
Thirty Thousand See Parade.
The parade started from the
House of Prayer at 4 30 P.M. and
marched down McDowell street
to First street; up First to Bre
vard street; up Brevard to Third
street; down Ihird to Alexander;
and on Alexander to First; from
Fiist back to the House of Prayer,
The parade, over a mile long, was
led by the House of Prayer’s brass
band, followed by Bishop Grace
ill his special built Packard Sedan
Ttieie were several bands and
many marching bodies dressed in
cot'onries of many colors and do
sighs.
'I'he oonvonation closed Sunday
night. Bishop Grace left Mon
day for Rock Hill and Columbia,
where he will preach and speaki
    

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