OBP_Observer_1945 Sep 20 v4 no5

Page 4 EDITORIAL PAGE S eptemb e r 20, 1945 The OBSERVER <>mpe Z01'1 N.T==e A~~a.nd 1Z, On,gon WILLIAM H. MCCLENDON, Publisher Established 1943 Red Cross Will Stay on Job to Serve Armed Forces dH·c-1, of men to fi1:dn a 600.acrc in which lil' called for thr cstah. fire .-\ dnzrn paratrooper, \\ ill do lii.J1111('nl of a permanent Fl~PC. ilw joh. The ''firr-hornc" chuti,;;ts, "Cominl! after this forthri~ht ,I'- thn ha\·e hcC'n drnmaticall\' de1 ,tatenwnt," ~aid Dr. Tohia ... , "thr- ,rribed, land in front of thr fire I ronft·n·nct· will "l'rVC to stimu!atr Tlw Rl·d Cros<:. ha, to -;ta\ on 1 1 and then cut it off. I) public di-rn"""ion 011 this ;di im- 'I11e OBSERVER Is :1 valiant defender av:ainst segregation 11.nct its related e~: a vtgllaot champion ror treed.om. equality, liberty and Justice: an alert guard against all social atrocities: n vitriolic ann.!yst n:1d se\'ete critic of discriminatory practices: a sentinel to warn of all l:npendtng retrogressive soc1aJ trends and tendencies. The OBSERVER is not financed or ~ubsidized by any JHll'll'-Bll group, orpn.J.mtion or Lnd1vldua.l Toe OBSERVER bases Its whole program on the goal or equality or opportunity ror all m.1norlty peoples to share fully in the poltUcal. economic and public life or the coUDtry. 'Ibe problema of the Negro people lhall be shown t.o be related to those of other NaUonaJ mlnortty group.s and to the world issues created by the War a..od to the Intematlonal arthr joh a, long a" n<'l'<kd ro scn•c Th<', u,u:dl\' hail our in '':-ticks" portant C/lll'stinn, There can be 1H> thr :1rmed force,. The road ahrad of fou;. :1ncl fi~•r 011 an exact spot, possibilit, of ful~ empl_oymcnt i_n to p!'ace is fillccl with unfinish(·d !ht· plane making several passes to tht post-war period without fair ta:-b which nced Red Cro"s per- jump them all. Aw:-, picks, shovels employment :1nd without equal sonnel and sen·ice,. In turn. the ancl other equipment arc dropped ecor,omic opportunities for every• Red Cros, depends upon rhc coop- I to earth hy chutes ordinarily used one." Nation of the people. JZivrn gen• ro drop food to combat ,oldicrs in P,uticipants in the conference ran~emeotl resulting &ft.er it.. · Member of the Auocialt:cl Nep-• /trui, Caluin'J NtwJpap,r St:rf1lu. Tt.4 Yau, Publication.,, Inc-. Jndependenl PreJ, SU"PicL Thia now.paper resern• the right lo print fOJ' publication all prea dilpatebee_ feature. ud photo, forwarded by the.e agenciet or 01herwiM credited to them. ('rou,h- during- war years. I entm,· territorv. include Dr. i\far~ i\lcLcod BetFor month, :ihcacl. \Oluntccr After landing in the tall trees, hunc. president of the National ~., worker, \\·ill he needed for scwinJZ, I ihe, free them..,c lv<'S from the chute Co,rnCil of ;\'et,!rn \ Vomco; Dr. canteen. st:lff assi:-tancr. motor and let themseh,cs out of the tree ,\lax Ycrg;in. diainn;m of the corp,. gray ladies, arts and skill,. with a 150-foot rope which they Council of f\frirnn Affairs and knit1ing. nurse':-aides. . Jcarr~·- president of the ~ational 1egro The nur:-c·, :tide corp:-. a war- L:pon hit ling- the ground, they Conj:!:rcss, and i\I rs. Anne Ilcdgc- OREG01 "S "JUSTIFIABLE HOMICIDE" Plans to ha,·e the wife and family of Ervin Jones, Negro. who was killed in his house approximately a month ag-o at Guilds Lake bv Portland Detectives, who wer~ allegedly seeking an.other criminal suspect. return for a District Attorney's in\"estigation are rapidly taking shape. time volunteer scn·icc, will remain r<'trie\·c the shovels and set to work m:111, executive sl'cretary of the Naon the joh until our Army and dic:g:inJ! trenches ahead of the blaze tional Council for a Permanent :\"a\·~ nur,cs return. Registrations to keep it from spreading. After FEPC. Wiclfare groups and citizens interested in a just and impartial settlement of the circumstances surrounding the Jones killing believe that the testimony of ~lrs. Jones will play an important part in clarify. ing the public_ on the method employed by local police when they are dispatched to apprehend a Negro suspected of crime. Jones was the father of five dependent children. He was partially insured but his family cannot collect this insurance because Detective Captain Fleming declared this killing a justifiable homicide and exon• erated the officers responsible for this shooting. The insurance carried bv Jones is not payable under this condition. The facts in the ca e have shown so far: 1. The Detectives did not reveal to Jones that they were Portland Police. for new casses arr hcing taken. .\t present much sewing remains t·tfort, whenever possible. to exto he done in .\lultnomah Count~ tin].!ui,h the hlazc. But the cmchapter for ,;,en icemen in arm~' pi,a,is is rlaccd on keeping the fire and na\·~ ho..,pitals, for Philippine from ,preading. ~o chemicals at all are usedrelief. and layettes and clothin~ for ,en·icemen\ families. Thou,.ands .. 11I\' their instruments and manual of s,\ cater,; mu,t he knitted for !ahnr. wounded ,·eterans. Red Cross at 'l he~ land in \\"hat i, probably 1506 S. \ V. Alder street is open some of the worst mountain terrain in the ,\·orld-on mile-high, for ~cwing from 9 a. 111. to 9 p. m. or women can join their nearest rugged mountain peaks and in deep neighborhood sewing unit. ! rocky valleys. Some of the territory is so roug-h that it has taken Red Cros, needs women hospital \\"Orkcrc: and social workers them a-: long as ten days to get hack t<' their home base. Some of the for paid po..,itions in arm~· aoa na\'~ tree, arc so tall and treacherous hospitals; men field directors for military ba...c,; women field assist- that it requires sc,·cral hours for ant, for clerical duties at separa- ibem to j'.!et out. tion centers. The Personnel Re- ~ e,\·srecl men who watched the crui·in~ office at the Red Cross, drops declared they were "the most ,-\Twater 8561, has additional in- !-p"r:tacular" thin~ they had ever NOTICE Septcm bcr 20, 1945. To Whom It May Concern: We, t.hc Masons of this area of f'rincc Hall affiliation. under the jurisdiction of W ashington State Grand Lodge and California. Graud Lodge and their juri!'.dicticns, do not. rccoirn h,c certain spurious organiz.1.tions esta blished in this area, therefore, we warn the public against such 1>artics. Enterprise Lodge No. 1, F, & A. l\I., and Excelsior Lod~c No. 23, F. & A. M .. are the only rccogni;,cd bodies in Portland or Vanport. City, Oregon. These lodges meet. on the first, second, third and fourth Monday nights of ca.ch month at. Prince Hall Temple, 116 N. E. Russell St. Signed: CHARLES RAWLINS, W. 1\1. Enterprise Lodge No. 1, BOYCE STRAJVE, \ 1 ,1 ', 'i\I. Excelsior Lodge No. 23. 2. They attempted to force entrance into his home. :3. They were not armed with a warrant for his arrest. L They ,were seeking in reality another person who formation. :-rtn. Home scn·ice counsel and aid Forestn- officials estimate that Ch h D' maov thousand acics of timber llfC lfeCtOry for \ etc rans and their fam ilies is did not know Jones and who did not resemble him in the slightest degree. available at the Chapter hou..;e and lar1t! ha\"C been saved hy these para- l\IT. OLIVET BAPTIST CHURCH at branch offic('..; in \'anport and troopers, which also me,111, that N. E. First Avenue & Schuyler Gresham. millions of dollars worth of the Portland, Oregon ;J. ~~nf~~;de:~ef!t~~ ~nii\"~h:h~r~:~:ono:a:\~~a;~fi~g. aici'.:::::c":',~~-i,:~~/~:,::'.~~n~r:il'.;'. ~::.',',";,~~:e:::;;~nal resources have Jones was shot in the back. ing organized reguarh· as a part of Commallding thc only Negro da· health, safety and td11(·:llional parnchutl' battalion is Captain 6. Jones neYer knew until he was taking hie;; dying I 11 r f ~ y k breath that the men he was resisting within the peace-time program of th" Red ;~: 1 :e, Th~ e~;~~,; i,°. ~ff~::, i;r ~ confines of his house were policemen. Cro-.,. _______ ~oung- ;'\('gro from \Vaycross, 7. The taking- of Jones' life was ruthless in the most Georgia, Captain R. IV. Williams, elementary sense. The detective who fired the Paratroopers Fight Fires a jumper whom the men "swear death dealing bullet had to shoot directly across a In Woods of Pacific In". bed where two babies were lying, frightened and Northwest Captain \\'ill,am,, no" ,ming screaming. The lives of these children, being en- (Continued from Page J) a-; acting rnmnrnndn, \'il'w:- their dangered. did not e,·en deter this officer from his route 10 a hi;, fire hr 4 :OO o'clock assignment "itl1 mi'°d fcelin~. murderous irnpu]se. . in tlw morning. I le and his men trnincd for combat 8. The officers later found the criminal for whom Troop Carrier planes arc <tra- dull and wan,cd combat. they were searching. He admitted his guilt and tegicallr srationcd at 'he Walla When given the firc-fi~hting asdenied e\'er having known Jones. \Valla, \Vashington Air Base; al signmcnt, ther "err kcenlr disap• Chico, California, and at Pendle9, Officer's reason for going to Jones' house is alleged ton, Oregon. pointed hut figured it a "snap". to be that another Negro to]d them they cou]d find T htr co\·rr an area of not only But they ... 0011 found out it was the criminal they were seeking there. Obviously thousands of acre-. of forest.., but ,cally a marH,ized job and virnl ly no further investigation was made or be]ieved nee- thou,ands ol miles. Thcr fight ii.iport:inl. I\o\\ th at th (.' war i, essary. fires all r!H· way from I C o· er and there is no chance for 0 T h l"f f NT t lC ana- 1comhat, thn arc proud of t!H·ir I . e I e o a egro is obviously as cheap here as dian border to l\fcxico. Principal j•,h. · · in the hinterlands below the Mason-Dixon line. sta1c, arc \Va,h,ngto11, Oregon, Instead of viewing an officer of the law as a pro- Idaho, ~ Iontan., and California, 1 tector and a friend, Negroes will soon begin to but ,f the need arises, there is no Plan Confab On Fair feel that they are human carriers of brutality and houndan Em1>loyment Practice death. ! The ~f"roop Carrier planes re-I '-rw York-/\ rH1t·-day confrrThe killing of .Jones shows what can happen to a ccivc their orders -or directions- encc 011 the qul'Slion of federal re· Negro a~ a re~ult of Portland Police not being given I from a cen1ral fire control tower ,pon,ihilit) for fair employment courses 111 racial tolerance and understanding, as was of the Forestry Service. I practice llill he held at the Jlotcl suggested by the City Club Committee when the com- As soon as the report comes in Commodore Su11day, Sept. 23, mittee members interviewed Chief of Police Harry -gi, ing the location of the fire, under tilt' auspices of the 'cw M. Niles. The committee reported, however that 1hr ,izr·, wind velocity and other I York Co111mi11ec of the Southern Chief Niles showed a lack of enthusiasm for ;uch a pr-rtinen, data-dw Troop C,micr I Confcrrncc for_ flumao \.Vclfare. program. plan<·, al"(.· loackd w11h thC' fire• In a11nounc111~ the conference, fig-lning !\q;ro paratrooper..; and I Dr. Channing Tobias, co•chairspt•c-dcd Lo the scene of the fire. man. hailCd Prc\,idcnt Ilarry '"f ru- ! Ordinarily, it would take hun-/ man'... recent congre\sional message BETHEL CHURCH, A. M. E. N. McM1llen and Larrabee Portland, Oregon ST. PHJLIP'S CHURCH Episcopal N. E. Knott and Rodney Portland, Oregon AFRICAN nCETHODIST EPISCOPAL ZION CHURCH 2007 N. Wlll1ams Ave. Portland, Oregon CATHOLIC CHAPEL of the LITTI~E FLOWER Inter-Racial 21 N. E. Broadway Rev. Jerome M. Schmitz, Cbaplntn Miss Doris Reynolds, Catechist SERVICES: Sunday, Mass and Sermon, 9 A. M Wednesday, Novena Devotions: 8:00 P. M. THE PEOPLE'S COMl\llJNTTY BAPTIST CHURCH NE 74th Avenue nnd Glisan Street (Take the Montavllla Car nnd get ott nt 73d Avenue) Rev. R.. E. Donaldson, Minister, 7524 NE Everett St, Phone TA 1169 McKlnlcy McNenl, Sunday School Superintendent. CIIURCH OF GOD IN cnRIST 1207 S. w. Front Avenue Rev. B. M. McSwaln, Pastor Devotional 5<'rvlces at 12 noon and 8 p. m. Sundays. We('kly Services, Tuesdays nnd F'rlclnys, 8 p. m. YOUNG PEOPI,E'S CrtlJRCII Mill Plain Rcercntlon Oent<'r "WELCOME" Young People's Meeting 6:00 P.M Church 7:30 P.M. Pa.o;tor- Rev. O. s. Steams Relltdencc 6516-B East 13th St. McLoughlln Heights WEST SIDE CHURCH OF GOD IN CITR.IST 338 N. W. Fifth & Flnndcrn Sunday School 10 n m. Service 12 noon YPWW 6:30 p. m. Evening Service 8 p. m. Rev. J . C. Lowis, Po.et.or