The Pittsburgh Courier from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on May 27, 1939 · Page 22
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J - I:' SATURDAY, MAY 27. 1933 IAGE TWENTY - TWO The PhtsVnrgri Courier of fipnnnn iibu WLuu EE! T H ft iiRS IF IT III IN r SWIM j2JbaUU u ul : . - T : 1 .... - . . ..... EMPLOYES OF UNITED STATES SUGAR CORPORATION HOLD GAY FESTIVAL DAY - .r - T : : : : im '. late Juanita Martinez' 'Husband' Fails to Prove She Was White Woman and Court Recognizes I Claim! of Her Brother. ' ! : By Jo. J. UAiiLIAO, 1CA., W TllUUg X.IU.LO lAJ UI6 UlUSt eensational case ever to hit the court records of Dallas, an all - white jury rendered a' verdict last week in Judge Payne L. Bush's court granting the claim of William Wesley uoujherty, Kansas city puBiness - nan, to the estate, real and per - lonal, of bis deceased sister, Mrs. Annette Dougherty - Long:, j known tor years in white circles is Jua - Bita Martinez. The long court battle began back In November when Mrs Martinez died and her body turned over to a White undertaker. - The .brother was duly notified by Sam J. Saros, reputed common - law husband of the dead woman. Upon . Dougherty's arrival, accompanied by his nephew, he is said to have found Mr. Saros unwilling to admit the , brother's claim prior to his own tnd went into .court attempting: '. to prove that Mr. Martinez had no ixegro Diooa ana inai no tsa - rbs) was sole heir to the holdings .'of the deceased.. ! Mr. Dougherty waived, his rights as administrator in favor j of the FLA. MEDICAL GROUP TO HEAR FAMOUS DOCTOR NMIAMI, Fla.. May 2b Dr. Alon - to' Potter Holly, brilliant physician of Miami, was honored last week when he was extended an in vita - - j Uon by the Homeopathic j Medical Society of Florida, to speak at the association's banquet, which will be held on May 25. j . The brilliant physician' Is one of the most prominent inj Florida and has earned a nation - wide reputation for himself; by his fine work. II Dr. Holly was educated j;in England and was awarded the Alumni Gold Medal for outstanding I achievements in his field by Cambridge University. He also won honors in Latin, Greek, j French ind Religious Knowledge examinations. j in; son or tne late tstanqp tiouy, 9f Haiti, Dr. Holly is a former consul for the Republic of Haiti. By invitation he has made addresses in the Cathedral; at Albany, N. Y and has - received newspaper recognition all over the country. The Miami Herald, "Florida's Most Important - Newspaper" dubbed him Miami's most distingulsh - - ed colored citizen. when he spoke at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Political and Social Science - at which there were .delegates from M countries. 1 i Last year the" brilliant doctor was. honored by his Alma Mater, Jie New York Homeopathic Medi - r eal College, for having completed fifty years of active practice. "Tropical Medicine in the West tndies," is the subject of the address he will give at the - State Medical Association's annual bart - Rosedale, Miss. Mrs.. Evelyn Jackson has re - Jurned to her home in Grenada : liter a pleasant visit with her lister, Mrs. Mary Lee Jenkins. She was accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Lockett. . . Mrs. Julia Brown, sister of C - A. Jorn - ori and daughter ofRev. Phillip Johnson, is spending sometime with her father, who is ill. . . Mrs. Brown is a. resident of St. Louis; Mo. . . . Revival services at Gospel Temple M.B. church, con - Sucted by Rev. H. H. Humes at jreenville, were very successful.. . The commencement'sermon of the public school, was heard Sunday as delivered by Re 4 E. J. Threadeill of Green vile. Prof. C. H. Wade is principal of the . school. i Chetaw, S. C. By LEVI G. BYRD - . : The; Cheraw Branch 6f the N. A. A. C. P. will hold s annual 'meeting next Sunday evening. May 5 at the Pee Dee Union Baptist church. M. Hugh Thompson is principal speaker . .. . Mr. and Mrs. Frank Chatman of J19 Green street announce the marriage of their daughter, Julie to Charles Boxley which took place May 7 at St. Mark M. E. , church. After the ceremony - they were entertained by Mr. and. Mrs. Henry Ged - dis at their home. The newlyweds ' will make their home, in New York City . ... Miss Wlttonie McCoy, daughter of - Rev j q. McCoy jSiea last weanesaay aiier oeing 111 for some time . . . She leaves "her mother and father and a host ' of friends to mourn her passing . James Bennett of Durham, - fir. C - i spent the week - end in the '. icity visiting Mr. and Mri. Levi G. , !Byrd . . Mrs. Margaret Wat - . ion,. Mrs. - Johnnie Ford,1 Mrs. H. v Ford, Levy G. Byrd spent, last Friday In Florence, S. C. on business. There are plenty of white people v who. would appreciate our side of v the story '. . It they - knew It! fui your Courier along to such a . m . . - - .1 CANSLEB - . appointment of H. "Pops" Strick land, wealthy insurance man, but in the heated battle which follow ed, Mr. Strickland was replaced by a white man. Attorney Louis Wilson, former judge in the 44th district represented Mr. Dougherty and waged a relentless fight which terminated in the recent decision of the jury. Mr. - Strickland has been reinstalled as administrator; the rights of Sam J. Saros have been definitely abrogated under the law of descent and distribution inasmuch as; he is not the surviving husband of the deceased! Race citizens and the personal friends of Mr. Dougherty ire rejoicing and congratulating him and his dynamic attorney bn the patient fight and ultimate victory which made Texas history.' UASHIHGTOn ROTABLES PRAISE 2 AVIATORS WASHINGTON, May 25 Under the expert guidance of Edgar G. Brown, president and founder of the1 United Government Employees, Dale White and Chauncey Spencer, Chicago . goodwill aviators who arrived here last Sunday afternoon, were, taken oh a "contact tour" of the Nation's capital which will doubtless take shape as a historic step in the development of aviation among American Negroes. Mr. Brown was one of the first persons to understand the full import of . the fight begun by the Pittsburgh Courier to win recognition for Negro aviators. He not only saw the significance - of such a crusade in creating a new status for the Negro citizen, but assured The Courier in a series of conferences that he proposed to throw his influence into the - fight. He kept his promise and at . a propitious time Mr. Brown courageously took the fight before Senate and House military affairs committees. Using the friends he has personally made in Washington, he prepared a plea for Negro aviators which the members of these committees were Compelled to listen to. As a result, these committees acted favorably and Congress later wrote into the law of the land provisions (for the first time) for the training of Negro aviators to become a part of the defense forces of the United States. Under the guidance of Mr. Brown Aviators White and Spencer, who had previously piloted their plane to Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Harris - burg, New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore, were first taken to visit Congressman William B. Bank - I head. Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Congressman Everett Dirksen of Illinois. The aviators thanked Congressman Dirksen for his interest in &ving inserted the amendment guaranteeing equal benefits to all flyers regardless of race, creed or color, in the CAA training bill. Dale and Spencer were also introduced to Congressman Emmett O'Neal of Kentucky who had also lent his influence to the successful pasiage of the amendment. Mr. O'Neal assured them that; he believed the Negro is destined to make a notable contribution to flying and that he. had great confidence in the special equipment of colored youth m this special field. On the Senate side, the intrepid airmen met Senator Elmer Thomas, chairman' of the sub - committee wnicft win have charge of the 1 5300,000,000 air appropriation and Senator .James Slattery of Illinois, both of whom pledged their con - J i .a 1 l . . 1 tinued interest and co - operation to ground , f ,oor , alat?on see that black boys get in on the Mr. Dale and Mr. Spencer are both officers of the National Air men s Association which proposes to promote an air show in Chicago 1 in August. - One of the purposes oftbe cross - country flight was to create Interest In this show. In addition to their visits . to responsible ; officials in the capita, the two aviators, during a packed 24 hours, also took time to make a tour of bther points of interest and to call upon friends at Howard University before they took to the air at 2 o'clock - Mondav af ternoon foif Lynchburg, Va., home or Mr. spencer. met 1 Jf . i Employes of the United States Sugar Corporation at Clewiston, Fla., recently held their Festival Day, in which white and colored, employer and employe, joined. The corporation has shown a distinct interest in the on - the - job and dff - the - job welfare of its employes. Top left: A group - of employes ;in Azucar Plantation Village lane, all ready for the Big Barbecue. Top right: A townsite socialite throws out the first ball for a game between teams representing the workers. Lower left: The winner in a boxing bout stands grimly over his fallen foe. Lower right: Participants in the fat men's race. I Louise Beavers Honored By - Sorority WASHINGTON, May 25 Miss Louise Beavers, an honorary member of Sigma Gamma Rho sorori ty, was honored by her sororsi in j Washington, D. C, of Phi Sigma chapter, mcs. n.ana aa. nonauu, basileus of Phi Sigma presented her with a bouquet at her Sunday performance at the Howard Theatre on May 7. On Tuesday, Miss Beavers was presented to the Student Body at Howard in the chapel by Prof. Butcher, dramatic in structor. On Wednesday, Alpha Phi chapter of Howard University 1 had a luncheon in honor of Miss Beavers. Soror Bernice Norwood, basileus; Soror Mary Borican, anti - basileus; Soror Genie Young, Soror Edna F. Browne, basileus of Phi Sigma and Soror Nettie Brooker were present. The following week found Miss Beavers in Richmond, Virginia at the Booker T. Theatre. While there the Sorors of Tau and Iota Sigma honored Miss Beavers with flowers. Among those at the pre - J sentation was Soror Olga Williams, basileus of Iota Sigma, Soror Louise Lewis and Soror Marie Cogbill. imim TO M M IPMAIVS1S School Given Grant of $161, - 350 for Infantile Paralysis Center. NEW YORK, May 25 (ANP) Grant of $161,350 for establishment of an infantile paralysis center at Tuskegee was announced Monday by President Basil O'Connor of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. I Approved enthusiastically by the board of trustees, the grant marks another major step in the broad - ened fight against the crippling di - - .. w . . sease, Mr. O'Connor said. It i9 by far the largest grant yet made by the national foundation. The foundation's announcement of the grant was read Monday before the annual commencement of Tuskegee by Dr. F. D. Patterson, president. Mr: O'Connor attended the commencement and was a guest speaker. Construction of the center will be started without delay, it was stat - ed. The funds will be used to build, equip and maintain for one year an infantile paralysis center of 36 beds' at Tuskegee. Improve interracial understand - Pas jrour Courier along to Mend, - ,1:' - f i ... ' :".:'V;' Twenty - six Receive Degree Bachelor's PINE BLUFF. Ark.. May 25 (Special) Prof. Frank L. Williams, principal of the Vashon high school in St. Louis, Mo., delivered the commencement address at Arkansas State College, Friday as 26 students received the Bachelor's ' degree, and ' one the two - year college certificate in elementary education. PUBLIC SYSTEM FOR ARKANSAS STATE PINE BLUFF, Ark., May 25 Following the tradition set up by former classes. Tilman CCothran. president of the Senior class of Arkansas State College, presented a sound system to President J. B. Watson as a gift to the school last week. The $325 sound system will be used during foorball sea - son and other outdoor events, as , of Philadelphia is baccalaureate well as indoor entertainments. ! speaker. T0UGAL00 COLLEGE CELEBRA TES ITS SEVENTIETH YEAR TOUGALOO. Miss., May 25 In connection with the 1939 commencement, Tougaloo College will be celebrating its seventieth anniversary. On Monday night. May TEACHER FATALLY STRICKEN WHILE DIRECTING PLAY GREENVILLE, Miss., May 25 Mrs. ' M.. E. Weston, noted teacher and wife of Prof. T. L. Weston, principal of the No. 4 school, died Thursday at 9 o'clock at her home, 1900 E. O'Hea street. She was stricken fatally last Tuesday night as she directed a play being presented by her pupils of School No. 4. Mrs. Weston had attended Utica Institute, and came here in the early 20's, and has since worked zealously in the city schools. ' In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sisters, three brothers and a host of friends. Funeral services . were held last Sunday afternoon from the Revels Memorial M.E. Church with the pastor, the Rev. Rickman, officiating. Watson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Interment in Live Oak Cemetery. Morgan Commencement Activities Week In June BALTIMORE, ML, May 25 wmmencemeni Activities wee. f scheduled for June 1 - 12 of Mor - gctn college - win cuu wiin coin - mencement exercises on Monday, j gan College will end with com - June 12 at 5:30 p. m. on the college campus. Former Dean of the college, William Pickens. Litt. D., fieid secretary for the N.A.A.C.P. will deliver the commencement address. - ? . '..; i "j" '' . : s . . . sil; J; ';:.U - - 'r: "Civil e 1 I Howard Dean, Prof. j Speak at Palmer Inst. SEDALIA, N.C., May 25 ; Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, dean !of the School of Religion, Howard University, and Dr. Rayford Logan, also of Howard University, will be the principal speakers for the commencement week programs of Palmer Memorial Instittue. Dr. Mays was baccalaureate speaker, and Dr. Logan will deliver the commencement address Friday night of this week. Announcement Program For N. C. College Finals ' DURHAM. X. M., May 25 The North Carolina College for Ne - ; groes will beprin its commencement , ' program Saturday with a recep - 1 tion for women of the senior class. The exercises will close June 6 when Dr. Louis K. Anspacker of New York delivers the commencement address. Dr. J. E. Kirkland 29, at 8 p.m.. a pageant, written by faculty members and students, entitled, "Seventy Years of Progress." will be presented in the Cyrus Hamlin Auditorium of Holmes Hall. Mixed Pair Jailed in Relief Demonstration NEW YORK. May 25 (ANP) James Partin, 25, and his white wife. Ruth, 2S, the former an ex - employe of Borough President Isaac's office and the latter an ex - school teacher, were sentenced to five days in jail in Harlem court this week when they failed to psy fines of $25 for creating a disturbance in the home relief bureau station at 124th street. IChild Bride Is Killed By Irate Hubby JACKSON, Miss., May 25 Prem Knight, 30, of . near Terry, is in the Hinds County Jail in Jackson, charged with murdering his wife, 1 ip lfi. Mondav. Mav 15. i Knight stabbed his wife to death with a pocket knife in the pres - j ence Df several other persons on the place of his white employer, M. M. Brister, two miles east of Terry. He was charged with murder Tuesday, May 16, after he v, was brought here. Why Knisht killed his wife has not been ascertained. ' 4 A X A Seattle. Wash. Miss Sadie Mae Mclver, beautiful and talented daughter of Mrs. William Mclver, Sr., passed away last Friday evening at Firland's Sanitarium. Miss Mclver was a graduate of the University of Washington's School of Business Administration. After, praduation 1 she. emnlove.i hv the Htv of Seattle, Traffic Division. Shejvas a charter member of Beta Theta Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha So rority, also a member of Grace ! Young and Mrs. Beatiice Taylor, Presbyterian Church. The deceased 1 assisted. Mrs. Idell C. Vertner is is survived by her mother, a sis - the executive secretary of the ter, Jeanne, two brothers, William Branch and was complimented for and Emmett, other relatives, and I her year's work by members of a host of friends. Funeral ser - j the Central Y. W. C. A. Board, vices were held this week from j and the members of the neighbor - the Angelus Mortuary. hood branch. The Girls' Drill Team that is ! The Duplicate Contract Tourna - operating under the sponsorship of j ment between the Seattle and the the V. F.iW. made their second Portland districts of the PaciTic public appearance Monday night Coast Bridge Association is not in and won the acclaim of a larse audience. ;The z'r3 will compete for state honors at the V. F. W. state encampment convening in Vancouver, Wash., in June. The preliminary drills will be held at the University of Washington stadium. The 30 girls were organized by Mrs. Ernest Alexander and Mrs. Roy Harvey. They are being trained by Mrs. C. L. McCullough. Following their performance Monday night - the audience danced to music of an 11 - piece band contributed to the success of the occasion. The players were: Otto Sampson. Wayne Morgan, trumpets; Alonzo Mitchell, Aaron Davis, William Bowman and Gerald Wells, saxophones; Charles Rousseau, trombone; Palmer Johnson, piano; William Green, guitar; Ju - nie Bradford, drums; and Buddy Groves, bass. "Pepper' Neally led the orchestra and sang several selections to the great delight of the dancers and the drill team. The aggregation was gotten together by Gerald Wells and .members of the Musicians Union. The Phyllis Wheatley Y. V. C. A. held their annual meeting last Monday evening at the Branch headquarters. Mrs. Earl Campbell, cnairman or the Committee of Management, presided; Dr.. Fred A. Hughes of the First A. M.E. Church delivered the invocation, and a chorus directed by Mis. LeEtta King furnished the music. The Culture Club, the nucleus from which the Phyllis Wheatley Branch was started, re - enacted one of their meetings with Mrs. E. E. Spear man, the first president of the group, presiding. Another inter - funds for their scholarship awards, esting historical note was intro - , The Fund will honor this ; duced when Mrs. .William Chand - ; graduates with a Scholarship dance ler, one of the first board mem - on June 19. They will also soiicit bets, was introduced. j individual memberships in ordei - to Following this portion of the pro - raise their quota. The Fund gives gram, 'the Committee of Manage - j on the average of two scholar - ment gave their annual reports as ! ships a year to the University of iouows: Mrs. Hope Ward, Business and Industrial Girls. Mrs. Lonnie i Shields, public affairs; Mrs. Ber - nice Clark. Girls 'Reserve com i mittee, also the nominating com mutee; Mrs. Blanche Tolles, mem bership. New board members' elect i ed were Mrs. Jessie Walker, Mrs. ; Floyd Halley and Mrs. J. H. Wag ' genef. At the close of the meet ' Inn. , V. n rr. . - - ......... ..... J with Mrs. Edwin Chatters and Mrs. Harry Duvall pouring while Mrs. and Rev. Lee Stand iter .of Port - Leonard Gaytofi, Misses Alice Lew - I land. Ore. Covers wera placed for is and Bernice,. Wilson, Mrs. L. B. 1 eight. r Pres. Howe to Preach Hampton Baccalaureate HAMPTON. Va., May 25 - Presi dent Arthur Howe will preach the baccalaureate sermon at 11 a. m. Sunday morning for graduates of Hampton Institute. Commencement exercises will take place Monday in Ogden hall at 2:15 p. m. ! rl J'"ipat aauira oy t - : 1 J J Tv .. T .... m 17 i Clement, president of Atlanta 'Uni versity. its final series. Portland won the first and second rounds. Seattle the third. Portland is leading the tournament with a total of 34 - j match points to . Seattles' 25',. Richard Wells of Seattle is the president of the association, Jack Martin of Portland is the chairman of the executive board. Mrs. William Chandler was pleasantly surprised Monday evening when a group of friends greeted her at her home as she returned from the Y. W. C. A. annual meeting. The occasion was her birthday anniversary and Mr. Chandler and Mrs. Ida Harding, sister of Mrs. Chandler, arranged the surprise for her pleasure. Thirty - five guests joined in the spirit of the occasion and presented Mis. Chandler with many lovely gifts. Mrs. Margaret Booker received word last week of the death of her aunt, Mrs. Maggie Johnson who died , in Pittsburgh. Mrs. Johnson was a former resident of Seattle. Mr. and Mrs. Willard Richardson and children of Everett spent Mothers' Day in Seattle visiting Mrs. Richardson's mother, Mrs. I Hattie Height Mrs. Ora E. Brooks is now ir - siding at 2123 E. James street after - having been forced to sell her home on Day street to make way for the new Lake Washington bridge. Mrs. Brooks had resided in her home for 21 years. - The Community Scholarship , Fund is busily engaged in raising i Washington. Students with high scholastic average, good character. and who otherwise would not be - able to attend the t!ntvrHu ar - i eligible to apply for one of these i - ! scholarships. Miss Merry Newton - and James Johnson were recipients of the scholarship awards last vM - - Mrs. A. B. LaForce entertained at breakfast Friday to honor Bish op W. C. Brown of Los Angeles Seeks To Force Publirarjoa "of Book "Negroes Should Know," But Dismissal j, Asked. WASHINGTON, May :v A second dismissal of th suit of Bertha Rogers, white. was asked by the Associated Publishers, Inc., in the Vnun States District Court last Monday. Miss Rogers seks to fo:r ti puoiisning company m rany out its agreement to publish hr written by her, entitled SrSrn. Should Know. In the motion to dismiss. Co'n Howard Hayes, attorney tn't the publishing company, shr hm transferred her rights. ti! ni interest In her manuscript to :h publishing company and in rrtur was to receive 10 per rent of t net proceeds from the m of in, book. The contract provides i mission of differences siicin; between the author and the puKuh. ers to arbitrators. No time 15 .um for publication of the bonk tnd the lawyers contend that th n. riod for determining Mhrthr thf has been a breach is ton and indefinite for the court tn re quire specific performance of th. contract. It is also contended 'that the com plaint does not disclose th h suffered any damages and. if n, they are not reasonably - rf tm able. Miss Rogers alleges that h. m j publishing company on Mnv ?, 1938, Tor publication of her hook! She charges it has lefused tn pro. ceed with its publics! ion and h.i also refused to suhrsvi differrneea 1 . . . 1 . , . 1 ociwn intra 10 airrition - JOKERS IN WAGES AND HOURS ACT EXPOSED WASHINGTON. May A - i tei mined House bloc hrnt on opfJ ing the Wages' and Hous Act rt all proposed amendments deeiHMI last Monday to ask the rnle rnm - l mittee that the measure n hrouza out for consideration. Sponsors of a bill cunta inf. limited changes refused to put th measure before the House - undf a suspension of the m. Representative Maty T. Norton! of New Jersey, chairman of tr labor committee, which had favor. ably reported limited change, nounced to' the Hou.e that sh would not permit the bill to brought to the floor unions if cou be protected against thne termed its enemies. According to John Davi. Mo tive secretary of the National N gro Congress, the amendmtr sponsored by Mis. Nin - ton ou deprive over 100,000 coloied oi ers of wage increases and be" labor conditions required under tt Wages and Hours Act. In a letter to Mrs. Noiton. V Davis stated that more thn 10n,v1 workers in tobacco stemmed, r ton ginning, nut packing anl '"""1 bcring establishments would jo the protection given them by tb Wages and Hours Act if th sir1 ments proposed by hei - honifl M adopted. "The outrageous effect of the amendments." said Mr. Davu. the same as the Jim crow occur tlonal differentials for which "'1 eral Hugh Johnson " of t he - Nf; became infamous." He pointed out that 'Compel engaged In tobacco stcmminrc" . . . . snown, even during tne won. 1 of the rinrinn n rnorT.0'1 profit, while their empIcvM been paid wages as low $1" week for a 54 - hour week "It is apparent that th reactionary forces'B denving benefits to Ne:tof uni II1C IIHTC r .. - - j fill in 'o.ttlnir Via HlVKf. I'M Committee," he charged. Lafayette Socialite Enjoys Lengthy Vis LAFAYETTE, L., Anita Arceneaux retvirr - d to r .. u .. . . . v. - Pal Lbs Angeles. Oakland. Betkiey. - A r - ao ..v V. Intl. A'10 . who lives In the city Anp The Golden Gate, Treason e and Alcatraz were ple. s often vTahed to see. She wi bf r' the Louis - Roper fight. PRKHNFR SENT FOR ROLLS, ROLLS 0 ... .... ' T - M I n H V ' ,mm " - LI k.rl:" tk lall"! John Winston, egio pi'" - ' aant AIIT T r V f. i. "Yes sir," Winton rpl! - 'a - , nearly there and baclc no - didn't com back.

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