Portland Challenger_1952-10-03

Vol. I. No. 12 Portland, Oregon, Friday, October 3, 1952 Sir Philips Vicar Back From East illllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllfllllllfllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll We Miss Them We've been missing your news PRICE 10 CENTS Conference Reports Given AI Urhon Leogue Meeting Portland's four delegates to the National Convention of the Urban League spoke to a packed Parish hall Thursday, September 25, and summarized the portion they participated in at the annual conference. At this regular meeting of the ~rtland Urban League Mark A. Smith, recently appointed a deputy to the Oregon State Labor Commissioner, pointed out the amazing revolu– tion of race relations and the avowed intent of the Urban W ashington Gets Negro Counsel Washington now has its first Negro assistant attorney general. He is James Emmett Mciver, 36, of Seattle. His appointment was announced Wednesday by Smith Troy, state attorney general. Mciver is situated in the indus- trial insurance division of the la– bor and industries d~partment's Seattle office. He replaces Jack Youngberg, who resigned. The Howard university law school graduate served as a sec– ond lieutenant during World War II. He was all-city tennis cham– pion in 1933 and 1934 while at– tending Franklin high school in Seattle. Urban League Head To Speak al .Bethel League to increase the pace of integration. He urged members of the Port– land branch to plan now to at– tend the next convention to be held in Philadelphia next Sep– tember. This attendance is need– ed if local members are to take a voice in the advancement of the league nationally and have a say so in its policy, said Smith. Hill Singled Out E. Shelton Hill, industrial sec– retary of the Portland branch, was singled out by Portland's Ur– ban League Executive Eecretary Edwin C. Berry, for the rapid ad– vancement he has made. He said that Hill was relatively a young man in Urban League circles to gain the recognition that he has, both locally and nationally. Hill has only been in the league five years. John H. Holley, local neigh– borhood secretary, mentioned that the withholding of finances by loaning companies has taken the place of restrictive conve– nants and that the FHA has re– doubled its staff of racial advisers to cope with this problem. Federal, City Narcotic Agents Surprise Four In Raid on City Dope Store Holley said that the league was ''agreed that the matter of hous– ing segregation was the key to health and welfare problems of the Negro." He stated that the Urban League was working hand in hand with welfare groups and found that must of them we1e integrated. Tordan Receives Life Sentence LeRoy Jordan, 38, was sen– tenced to life in the state prison at Salem last week for the sec– :md degree murder of Bowie But– ler, 32, last June 22. The murder was the aftermath of a gambling spat between the two over a dice game. (Picture on Page 8) F'ederal and city narcotic <.Jgents raided two dope stores in the Williams avenue district last week and arrested four suspect– E-d peddlers. Taken into custody were a 27- New Paint Store year-old addict known as Little Slated to Open Frank Fiest; Alvin Searcie, 23; .James Tonodo Procter, 24; and J ohnnie Williams is scheduled to Willie Hoover Vance, 23. open a brand spanking new paint • Fiest was taken into custody and wallpaper store at 21 NE in his room at 86 N. E. Tillamook Broadway near Williams avenue, street. Found on his person were Saturday, October 4th. ten caps of heroin and a search This space was formerly occu- nf the room uncovered 117 more. pied by the De Porres Friendship A later search of a two-story House. rooming house at 2036 N. Wil- Mr. Williams has been a paint- Iiams turned up five more cap– er and paperhanger in the Port- sules of heroin and a sack full of !and area for the last eight years. marijuana seeds. Prior to that he had seven years Searcie, Procter and Vance experience. Mr. Williams stated · were the alleged occupants of that he has worked up a clien- the roGm and were picked up on tele of over 300 regular custom- the streets. All three were held ers. on charges of violating U. S. nar- His store will carry Pittsburgh cotic laws. are ex-convicts only out of pris– on this year. Searcie was releas– ed from a California reforma– tory in July after serving 18 months for armed robbery. Proc– ter's record showed that he was paroled from the Michigan state penitentiary in February after serving nine months of a five-year term for burglary. Searcie was booked as an ex– convict in the possession of fire– arms after the raiders found a loaded .32 revolver in his room. Procter appeared before U. S. Commissioner Robert A. Leady Monday to reply to a complaint that he sold marijuana cigar– ettes in violation of the narcot– ics act. He is currently being held for the grand jury with bail set at $3,000. Others to Appear Negroes Wani Housing "Although many Negroes can afford housing, they find diffi– culty in trying to find it," con– tinued Holley. "Community or– ganization must move at a pace acceptable to the community," he concluded. National Urban League presi– dent Granger commented to the league gatherers that leadership was forthcoming from the Port– land branch, according to Berry. Portland's Urban League pres– ident Peter Gantenbein conduct– ed the meeting and, along with Berry, urged every member to try his or their hardest to bring in a new member before the year's end in order that they may meet the membership quota set up for this year. At present they still have 900 to go. Jordan was indicted for first degree murder and pleaded in– nocent. He was later called be– fore the judge on a second de– gree murder account and plead– t>d guilty to the reduced charge. products. This includes all sup– plies which are part of the paint– ing and paperhanging business. Two Have Records The other three suspects are George School Gets Teacher His lawyer had entered a plea of '"no contest." Both Searcie and Procter ad- scheduled to appear for arraign– mitted to the agents that they ment before the U. S. Commis- Midwestern Town of 80,000 Proclaims Citizen's Annual 'Civil Rights Week' ae and found him eager to ud- to initiate the "Civil Rights sioner here soon. The agents entered both places em the authority of search war– rants issued by Deputy District 1 Miss Marceline Casey, former– ly of St. Louis, Missouri, working as an assigned substitute for the Portland Public school system, is now teaching part time at George Attorney James Collins. ' ele:mentary school in the St. According to the raiders, the Johns district. Waterloo, Iowa, a midwestern town of 80,000, became the first dty in its region to officially proclaim an annual "Civil Right Week." This city's non– white population is some ten per estimated value of the narcotics A graduate of Stowe Teachers vance the cause of civil rights Week" and local newspapers co- seized was worth $8 a capsule at college in St. Louis, she is teach– in his city. The mayor stated that operated in announcing the com- the "going rate" on the retail ing kindergarten. This is her first it should be a yearly affair and ing event. market. teaching assignment in Portland. issued a proclamation which read in part: cent. Their first "Civil Rights Week" was proclaimed by its mayor, Pat Touchae, to officially be the week of September 1. "Our pursuit of happiness can only be achieved when all cit– izens enjoy the right to work, live and speak freely, without discrimination because of race, The anti-discrimination com– mittee of the PWA-CIO, local color, creed or sex, as guaran- teed in our Bill of Rights. 46, of the Rath packing plant started the civil rights ball roll- "We believe, therefore, that ]ng. Its committee chairman got the annual re-dedication of our together with the anti-discrim– mation committee of the Black– hawk Industrial Union Council and worked out proposals on the proposed project. Contact Made They contacted Mayor Touch- citizens toward the goal of se– curing equal rights for all is one of the greatest contribution,: we ran make toward the welfare of our country and to the peace of the world." A city-wide picnic was held Posters Prepared UPWA's publicity department prepared special full-size post– ers and radio scripts built around the voices of children appealing to the citizens to join in celebrat– ing '"Civil Rights Week," and the voices of the workers appeal– ing to their neighbors to honor the occasion and make the city a pioneer in observing civil rights. Children on posters symbolized the message: "Equal Rights for All. Play F'air, Do as We Do. If you Older Folks Follow the Bill of Rights, We'll Grow up in a R'ree and Peaceful World." Sec. 34.66, PL&R U. S. POSTAGE PAID Permit No. 816 Portland, Oregon ' •