Oregon Advance Times_1968-09-12

Circulation Published EVERY week! The Oregon -ADVANCE Vol. 1, No. 34 714\/2 N. E. Alberta, Portland, Oregon Single Copy I 0c Thursday, September 12, 1968 Mayfield Webb Takes Over As President of Albina Corp. Mayfield K. Webb today re– signed his position as Execu– tive Director of the Portland Metropolitan Steering Com– mittee-EOA (INC.). His res– ignation becomes effective September 30. On October 1, he will become President of The Albina Corporation. The Albina Corporation is designed to be an all-black managed, black administered, profit-making and profit– sharing manufacturing con– cern. Mr. Webb comes to the Albina Corporation well pre– pared to take on the job as President. He attended Claf– lin College, Orangeburg, s. C.; BA, Morgan State Col– lege, Baltimore, I\1d. ; The Adjutant General School, Ft. Riley, Kan.; University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Wash., and LLB, Northwestern College of Law, E'ortland, Oregon. MAYFIELD K. WEBB Mr. Webb has affiliations with many committees in the Portland area. He served as chairman of the Albina Citi7..ens' War on Poverty Committee, and ex-officio member, Portland Metropol– itan Steering Committee. He is a member of the National Committee for the Support of the Public Schools,; served as Board member, Portland Branch N. A. A. C. P.; Presi– dent of Branch, National N. A. A. c. P. Conventions. He was also a member of MDTA Co-ordinating Coun– cil, Portland, Oregon, and has been a member of State James Brow Model for Youth James Brown is a man of fame and fortune. Mr. Brown has sung himself into the everyday life of all young Black Americans. Besides singing, ·Br. Brown gives lectures about how im– portant an education is and he tells today's youth neverto give up. James Brown made, "Don't Be A Drop Out," for the Black youth who felt there was nothing in life and even if he did get an education, he wouldn't go too far in life anyway. One of his most recent rec– ords, "America is My Home," Brown tells how he made it big because he never gave up and is telling today's youth to keep going. He's saying don't be a stereotype Negro anymore; be a Black man. James Brown sang, "If l Ruled the World," with the Representatives Use Powers For many years now it has been the habit of the nation– ally elected representatives to use their powers to ap– point people who have been in their corner during the elec– tion, to certain well paying federal jobs as a token of their appreciation for serv– ices well done; and so it seemed would be the case when it was learned that Mr. Albert Hodler was about to retire as Postmaster of the Portland Branch. When this was first learned, the news media thinking along the old lines, mentioned sev– eral people who would pos– sibly by considered for the job, among them was Mr. Bill McCoy, present Chairman of (Continued on Page 2) knowledge that only a Black man could sing that song and mean just what he's saying. In that song Mr. Brown is tell– ing everyone that the Black man is tired of fighting, he is tired of being pushed around, and he is tired of hate. Of course Mr. Brown was saying, "if I ruled the world, your people and my people Industrial Accident Advisory could get along, because there Committee. would be no hate or fear." James Brown seems to be living his life helping his peo– ple and his country. You know it is his country just like it's mine and yours and everyone's who lives here. It is our country because we helped to build it and it will always be our country. I think it's time more people started thinking like Mr. The Albina Corporation is accepting applications. Per– sons interested should apply at the employment office lo– cated at 3810 N. Mississippi. Albina Citizens Special Meeting Brown and tried to make this There will be a special country everyone's coun- meeting of the citizens in the try not just for people with Albina area Thursday, Sep– light colored skin. tember 19, at the Child Care Even though Mr. Brown Center, 58 N. E. Morris, works for his people and tries starting at 7:30 p.m. to help bring peace to Amer- This meeting is being ica, he has been attacked by called for the purpose of giv– many people recently saying ing the area residents a James Brown is an Uncle chance "to air their views on Tom and an opportunist. the War on Poverty, and what To say something like this benefits they are receiving; about a man who has spent it also will be a chance to years tellingpeoplewhatmany bring out any complaints they are just beginning to think is might have. really shameful. It is hoped that all inter- Mr. Brown is friends with ested parties will attend this Hubert Humphrey but this is get-together, as it will have his personal life and maybe a strong bearing on the next he's just trying to get the year's funding for Albina, Vice-President to help his which has been in jeopardy people. following the bad publicity the Mr. Brown is also showing Center was the victim of this you if the leaders of the whites past year. and of the blacks can be Mr. Worden and Mr. Buford friends, then why can't we fol- _of the OEO office will be low him and the Vice-Presi- there to listen to all sides and dent and make this a better land in which to live? Well, I guess we'd better get going if we're going to catch up with Mr. Brown. to all suggestions, so please be sure you attend this very important meeting. It may mean the future of our pro– gram. Albina Art Center Gets Face lifting The remodeling of the Al– bina Art Center will be completed in two weeks, ac– cording to Rufus Butler, Di– rector of the center. Mr. Butler, who spoke at the Union Avenue Business Men's Association Tuesday morning, stated that the Art Center had been continually growing since its inception in 1960. More and more people are becoming interested in the center, both to enjoy the class and as patrons. The Art Center, which is located at 8 N. Killingsworth, is open to the public and is accepting members continu– ally. Below is a partial list of classes scheduled for 1968- 1969: Knitting and crochet– ing, cartooning and art, life model, ceramics, weaving, folk and jazz dance, oil paint– ing, contemporary dance, pre– school arts and crafts, movie making, calligraphy, drawing, ballet, music and P. E. New Principal Gets into Action Reverend and Mrs. Ivory Nicholas of 3023 N. E. 13th were hosts to the new principal of Irvington School on Sunday, August 25. Mr. Gerald comes to Portland from Prairie View, Texas. His wife, Valarie, is a native of California. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald are the parents of five children: Victoria, 12; Michele, 10; William, 8; Gertrude, 7, and Celeste, 1-1/2. The new principal holds a Bachelor's and a Master's degree from Prairie View. He did bis doctoral work at the University of Texas and University of Houston. Among the many guests present were Rev. L Nicholas, pictured shaking hands with Mr. Gerald, Mrs. Nicholas, Mrs. Zelda Weatherall, Mrs. Mary Bohd, of course, Mr. Gerald, and Mrs. Evelyn Harrison, Community Agent at Irvington School. Courses In Politics Seldom has a socilll agency joined with the Chamber of Commerce in a joint effort to bring politics to the peo– ple. The Portland YWCA, ·1111 s. W. Tenth, is co- , sponsoring an •'Action Course · in Practical Politics" with the local Chamber of Com– merce. The Chamber of Commerce offers the course nationally. Through reading and discussion, the course participants will learn about the individual in politics, party organiZation, the pre– cinct and the campaign. The · course offering will enable the individual to build a bet– ter country through the po– litical power he has. The "Action Course" is nonpartisan and ls not con– cerned with political issues but is designed to help the interested and concerned cit– izen become an effective po– litical force in the commu– nity. This grass-roots course is designed for the beginner, both men and women, yet contains useful information for the experienced party worker. Held in the local areas, the course will con– sist of nine one and one-half– hour sessions once a week, for a nominal fee to purchase materials. The local sched– ule ,for the "Action Course in Practical Politics" is as follows: Monday, September 16, 1 p.m. at the Portland YWCA, 1111 S. W. 10th, with leader Mrs. Leslie J. Pearce; Tuesday, September 17, 8 p.m., at the home of the discussion leader, Mr. Steve Herrell, 8360 S. W, Parrway Drive; Wednesday, September 18, 8 p.m., at the West Hills Unitarian Fellow– ship, 8470 s. W. Oleson Road, with Rev. lra Blalock and Mrs. Dennis Buchanan as leaders; Monday, September 23, 10 a.m. at the St. Johns YWCA, 8010 N. Charleston, with leader Miss Laurie Smith, and the same Monday, September 23, 8 p.m., at Northeast YMCA,, 1630 N. E. 38th Avenue, with Mr. Damon Greer as the discussion leader. Groups interested in par– ticipating should call Laurie Smith at the Portland YWCA, 223-6281, for leadership and guidance. There are hopes for community interest in starting more local news dis– cussion sessions, especially in the Brooklyn, Buckman, Albina and Gresham areas. Anyone desiring further in– formation, call the Portland YWCA. Y 011gsters Happy At Portland Zoo There were many happy youngsters Wednesday morn– ing at the Albina Neighbor– hood Service Cente.r, as they boarded three of the four busses waiting to take them to the Portland Zoo. Scxne two-hundred and fifty youngsters enjoyed the vol– unteered services of radio statiOJl KLIQ, among others who volunteered food, enter– tainment and transportation.