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Fn*od» t« the Rritrur!
• • •
It >uft a week ago that I wrote j
of the p*e* ibility of obtaining my
ewrty fr • dor, but already friends are
ru iiwy to ayr rescue.
« • •
Th f Wf*' tribute that one man
cuuld nay another came in the form |
•f a carbor <,#y of the letter James j
A. Jaw*—n <T. S Dept, of Com.),
Warhjrr*—' D, C. wrote in my behalf,
t* the T .-.gan Parole and Pardon!
Ceawtni * ■ ~.er. the Honorable W. Al.
irrd fk+a, Lansing. Mich gan. Lack
•f fpK T re- ents quoting from Mr.
Jarbr. t' l^’-rr m this column but so j
that our editor* can read his wonder
ful tribute I am sending a copy of j
■aaane t» <-a< h pub) cation using any of '
nag ms »«• kly releases,
• • •
J E tlcCall, tditor of the new
Ihrtroa Tribune, also writes another
eery inter-sting letter and includes
-**•1 „ ^ „|#0 |0 state that we
have utr. :*r. a petition to the Com.
auuHir-f of Pardons and Paroles, at
Ua'Wf. asking that be give you your
flredutr Mr. Charles Diggs a mem
ber of the PanJe Department, plans
to rail Jackson soon, during which
time hr hope* to talk with you.***”
• • •
Arid from Minneapolis, Minnesota,
coast* a .neering word from one
whom 1 tho.i-ht had dropped out of
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GRAMP GRUNT T= or ATKINSON
my life .sohne seventeen years ago:
“***I think it grand they are giv
ing you a hearing and I do hope for
your sake it will be favorable. You
should be able to progress wonder
fully, though of course, you know it
will be slow wfork. Do not be over,
ambitious and over-estimate your
limitations, by that I mean, do be
satisfied with a small income. Money
isn’t everything, first comes happi
ness and freedom.***”
* * *
Before I go any further I want to
acknowledge a stack of communica
tions and to ask the correspondents to
accept this acknowledgement as their
reply. Upton Sinclair, Los Angeles;
' "axton Printers, Caldwell, Idaho; and
Little, Brown & Co., Boston; all book
publ:shers, ***Young’s Magazine;
N'egro World; and Radio Review &
Television News; of New York;
Bronzeman, Chicago; Broadcast,
Houston; Union. Murfreesboro. Tenn.
and the extra bactc copies from the
Advocate, Portland, Oregon; all the
latter being from magazines and news
paper publishers. ***From commerc
ial houses the following communica
tions are acknowlecVed; Cook-Rite
Food Products Co.; Defender Labor
atories; and the Noburn Product Co.,
all of New York; Aramed Co., of
Providence, R,. I.; Ashton Collier,
Cincinnati; Ideal Rummage Sale Co.,
Chicago; Godefroy Mfg. of Detroit.
•**From writers—G. James Fleming,
Norfolk,, Va; Daniel Ryerson, Chi
cago; Rupert A. Griffith and his
booklet “Cosmone in Scrambles”, New
York, and D. M. Buchanan, Knoxville
Tenn. ***And many releases from
the following sources; W. C. Handy
Music Co., Inc; Universal Pictures;
National Urban League; Internation
al Labor Defense, dnd the National
C. M. A, Stores, all of New York;
Tom Mooney Congress, Chicago;
And from Lansing, Michigan; bullet
ins from Frank D. Fitzgerald, secre
tary of state; automobile registra
tion lists from the Beurmann-Marsh
all, Inc; and the daily journals from
the Michigan State Senate. ***So,
* • *
current thanks: May Opportunity;
Birth Control Review, and the Rosic
rucian Digest; ***to the Detroit Tri
bune, and the Atlanta DaHy World,
for commencing to U3e this personal
column, making twenty-three (in two
months) to do so. the Detroit Tribune
also for using “Digesting the News’*
1 (99th paper to do so), and my “Week,
ly Book Commerf ” (58th paper td**iIo
so), ***special thanks to Anna Mae
Colbert for her personal comment in
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i Columbus Voice. ***After “dkjeeting’
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the change of name from “‘Southern”
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all—no more room!
* * *
JAMES A. (“BILLBOARD” JACK.
SON WRITES IN BEHALiF OF
U. 3. Dept, of Commerce Official
Writes a Personal Letter to Michi.
gan’s Parole Commissioner W.
Asking Clemency for Clifford C.
Washington, D. C., May 3rd—
Writing a personal letter to Parole
Commissioner W. Alfred Debo, Lans
ing, Michigan, James A. Jackson
“This communication requesting
favorable consideration of the case
of Clifford C. Mitchell is an express
ion of a virtually nation-wide inter,
est in the accomplishments of that
man within the past few years. His
research work and journalistic con
tributions, conducted under handicap
ped circumstances, has arrested the
attention of a number of people to
whom he is totally unknown except
through his work. That he has been
able to achieve this attention is ho
mean accomplishment; and to' have
been perfectly candid and honest as
£o his personal situation while doing j
it, is a very obvious indication of |
“In order that you may appreciate
my interest in the matter, perhaps it
would be well that I provide some
explanation as to myself. I am a one
time resident of the city of Detroit
and my sons were born there. I am
also one of the older Negro newspa
per men of the country, having en
gaged in such work at a time when
there was very little opportunity for
a Negro in that field; remuneration
and chances of employment were
both very limtied. However, the sit
uation with reference to Negro journ
alism has greatly improved su»ee
those days. It is evident from Mr.
Mitchell’s pge that he too was affect
ed by the circumstances of those pio
neer days of the Colored Correspond
“For the past six years I have
been a Business Specialist in charge
of a section of the Bureau of Foreign
and Domestic Commerce havirtg to do
with the small business units of the
country with a special interest in the
Negro commercial elements. Depart
ment regulations forbid personal cor
respondence on Government letter
heads, therefore this is a personal
It was because of my position
that I came to know Mr. Mitchell’s
work since one of the features of my
office work is the reviewing of more
than a hundred Negro publications
each week. Then, too, he has from
time to time written to me for in.
formation which my office makes a.
vailable to the public. Being myself,
a reasonable well known writer, with
a public given nickname of “Bill
board” Jackson; and being interested
in one of the largest Negro owned
press services, it was but natural
that I should become interested in
this seeming newcomer into promin
ence in the field.
“Without doubt, Mr. Mitchell has
become one of the outstanding feat
ures of Negro journalism, nor has his
usefulness been confined to that field.
A large number of the foremost pub
lishing houses of the country have ac
corded his work recognition. The
consistency with w'hich I am obliged
to study the Negro press has kept
me thoroughly informed as to the
merit and the distribution of his work;
and my own experiences enable me
to recognize th merit of his several
columns. I have no doubt of his abil
ity to find a profitable place for him
self in his chosen field; and I am sat
isfied that if Mr. Mitchell is released,
that he has built up such sustaining
contacts as to make it .indeed diffic
ult to stray from the highest stand
ards of business and society. The
assurance of a competency earned
with his facile pen and his love for
detailed research, removes temptation
to steal or beg from being future pos
sibilities with him. To continue Mr.
Mitchell longer in prison, is in my
opinion, wasting a useful service to
humanity and with-holding from
Journalism a capable mind that, if
free, would acquit itself creditably.”
JAMES A. JACKSON.
DOINGS AMONG THE AMATEURS
The first two games in our league,
is history now. A record that we need
not be ashamed of. I now relate
some of those records.
1. A new deal as to our opening
grounds were in evidence. Heretofore
it has been Muny beach or Riverview.
This time on one of the city's three
best diamonds, AkSarBen field with
an admission charge of 25c we gave
the Muny association a record crowd
which meant many shekels in the
much used treasury.
2. A record was set as to our de
portment, both among the players and
especially among the fans, there was
so much interest as to the general
strength of each team, so much loyal
ty and self-respect shown that we
are proud to say that w^ were 100%
better thafi heretofore. When we con
sider that we have been almost isolat
ed from residence sections for several
years. How do pople get what they
want? By asking for it! And know
ing how to handle it when they get
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it. Let us continue to be good sports.
The U. P. Boosters with their old
time team strength again gave action,
defeating Holmes Tailors 13-6.
The Tailors started out to cut a
frock for the Boosters. In the very
first inning getting four runs off of
Lowe. In fact they made it so hot for
Johnnie that Richie had to send him
to first base until things cooled off.
The Bosters came.back in their half
strong to almost wreck the Tailors.
It was experience and team work vs.
inexperience and new men. Give C. C.
a little time and he will be there. Both j
teams deserve high praise.
Harry Trustin I
Commissioner Harry Trustin found
time to be with us on this occasion
which meant so much to the effic
iency of our hustling president. In
the opening just before the second ,
game. Mr. Trustin pitched the first 1
ball to a youngster whom I did not
know, perhaps his son. The little fel- J
low hit too short but was safe at first
on an error. And the Globe Trotters
and Rex were off.
What A Game
Kirksey a little unsettled in the
first allowed 3 runs but settled dowrn *
after that and pitched shut out ball
while “Big Red” was cool and almost
invincible. The Trotters began to trot
in the 3rd getting 3 and no more until
that memorable nineth when Wake
field and Gray walked Parker, doubl
ed to left center putting the Trotters
two ahead. But up pops the devil in
the Cudahy’s, halt.
Wilson hit to Wakefield. Wilson
safe, an error on Freddie, Manley
tripled to deep center, Clements
walks. Love hit through 2nd, Manley
scores, Fry hit to Woodruf, Clements
takes 3rd when Woodruf drop easy
out. Three on one out. Score tied,
last half ninth, grandstand gone mad.
Trotters in field pull in for squeeze
play. Arvm drops Texas leaguer over
second. Boy! boy! boy! It’s over, Rex
6; Trotters 5. So long. —C A S
“A. B. C.’s OF GREAT NEGROES”
by Charles C. Dawstn
(Dawson Publishers, 403 East 45th
For some time I have been attract
ed by the drawings of Charles C. Daw
son, in the Bronzeman magazines, the
first magazine to use one of my short
stories, about a year and a half ago,
and qnite naturally I felt honored in
receiving an autographed copy of the
illustrator’s first book, the A. B. C’s.
of Great Negroes.
In this little book Dawson has us
ed his original hand-made linoleum
engravings of a prominent Negro for
every letter of the alphabet and in
cludes a short (in my opinion—en
tirely too short) biography of each
character. The book being printed
from linoleum cuts is of necessity
very limited, probably only a few
thousand being printed in this first
The twenty-six Negroes whom Daw
son has chosen for subjects are: Rob
ert S, Abbott; Mary McLeod Bethune;
George W. Carver; Frederick Doug
las; Eatevanico; Meta Warrick Ful
ler; Albert B. George; Roland Hayes;
Ikhnaton; James Weldon Johnson;
2122 N. 24th St. '
Khufu; Toussaint L’Ouverture; Rob.
ert R. Moton; Nefert; Anthony Over
ton; Alexander S. Pushkin; J. W.
Quinn; Ras Tafari; C. C. Spaulding;
Henry O. Tanner; Usaphais; Wip. E.
Varick; Booker T. Washington; Fran
cois Xavier, Col. Charles Young, and
Zaudita, one time Empress of Ethio
A very interesting book is added to
my permanent library of racial lit
—Clifford C. Mitchell.
NEW STUDY AIMS
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FORT WAYNE, 1ND—The most
comprehensive study of the life and
character of Abraham Lincoln ever at
tempted has been announced here by
the Lincoln His
“The state tn
grew to manhood
now becomes the
scene of the most
ever made of his
life and already
boasts the most
of literature on the
Emancipator as yet
Artbir y. uiii assembled," ex
plained Arthur F. Hall, president of
the Lincoln National Life Insurance
company, which endowed the founda
“After four years of work under the
direction of a distinguished Lincolnian
scholar, Dr. Louis K. Warren, we have
laid the necessary groundwork for an
expanded program designed to per
petuate Lincoln lore and stimulate in
terest in his life."
Doctor Warren, who started his
study of Lincoln's Hfe while editor of
the Larue County Herald at Lincoln's
birthplace, Hodgenvllle, Ky„ has or
ganized the foundation into eight bu
reaus to conduct research, gather ma
terial for exhibits, mark sites of his
torical significance, compile all avail
able Information, conduct educational
programs, publish books, pamphlets,
and magazines, and to provide speak
ers for ail occasions identified with
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