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Phoenix Arizona Gleam Newspaper Archives Jan 15 1937, Page 1

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Phoenix Arizona Gleam (Newspaper) - January 15, 1937, Phoenix, Arizona Volume Vii. L. A. Matron kidnapped in her own car los Angeles Calif. Death by hanging or at least a life term awaits a desperate Young Crim Inal for whom police Are making a City wide search on charges of kidnapping rape and robbery. Kidnapped in her own car mrs. Hattie Jackson was assaulted on new years eve by a Man. Through her description of her captor Newton detectives expect to take him into custody shortly. New years eve mrs. Jackson had parked her car on 23 re Street just East of Central Avenue. When she attempted to drive away at about 10 15, the suspect stepped out of the shadows and pointing a gun at her climbed in beside her. Keeping his gun pressed against her Side he forced her to drive into an Alley Way Between 27th and 28th Street ordering her to Stop there he searched her purse but it contained neither Money nor valuables. He then forced her to get out of the car y and attacked her. As soon As she considered her captor out of sight she reported the crime to Newton station according to her description he appeared to be 21 years of age brawn skin about 5 ft., 11 in. In height weighing about 155 lbs. He was dressed in a Brown suit and were a hat. O woman designs quilt presents it to . Marion ind. A novel quilt called the postage stamp quilt because its pieces Are no larger than a postage stamp and Bear nig the initials of. D. R. A pieced and designed by mrs. Estella nukes of this City and later after being exhibited in depart ment store windows Here in fort Wayne and Indianapolis was sent to Washington d. C. As a gift to the president of the United states. The quilting and embroidery work was done by members of the spa sewing class at the Marion civic Hall under supervision of mrs. Ferol Mcmillan. Mrs. Nukes won wide commendation for her she is the sister of capt. Archie l. Weaver of Chi Cago for Twenty years executive Secretary of the Chicago Branch a act and the recipient of a medal commemorating his Long service with that organization. S p. State Library Arizona s Premier race weekly Phoenix Arizona Friday january 15.1937 Walter Mcmath dismissed policeman is reinstated Walter Mcmath one of the two race police officers of the City of Phoenix was ordered reinstated by the civil service commission of the City after a lengthy hear ing held before that body january 12th, at 4 p. M. In the City com Mission chamber at the City Hall. Mcmath was dismissed on a charge of conduct unbecoming an officer. The charge was Mal treating a prisoner in his custody without just cause. Several witnesses were placed on the witness stand among whom was police officer Chas. F. Gardner who was supposed to have been an Eye witness to the affair but it was brought out in the questioning of police officer Gardner by attorney for tune that he was absent from the scene for about Twe seconds hence he could not have seen All that transpired Between Mcmath and the prisoner. Several character witnesses were placed on the stand and it was Learned that Mcmath had served As a guard of the Kansas state prison and As a guard at bulletin Calvin service new York Allan Moton son of or. R. R. Moton is said to have smashed a Marble desk piece in the lobby of the Broad Way Central hotel White in Greenwich Village during Christ Mas week in an argument with his wife Helen sissle Moton which Cost him $300.00. It. Benning a. Lieuten ant b. O. Davis jr., and mrs. Davis Are domiciled Here in a two Story House on Mclevy Avenue while the Young officer is on duty with company f of the 24th in Fantry. New York g. Russell Wal Ler has been promoted to assist ant manager of the 150th Street Branch of the Dunbar National Washington mrs. Frank Lin d. Roosevelt Secretary of Commerce Daniel c. Roper jr., or. John w. Studebaker u. S. Commissioner of education and Robert w. Fechner director of the acc were speakers at the open ing of the nya conference directed by or. Mary Mcleod Bethune last tuesday. The Arizona state prison and that his conduct As a peace officer is Good and some witnesses said that his conduct in the performance of his duty was excellent. Mcmath took the stand in his own behalf and testified that the prisoner wha was a White Man dislike the idea of a coloured officer searching him and to strike him he blocked the blow which was in tended for his Mouth and struck the prisoner in self defense. The commission ordered that Mcmath be deprived of 30-Days pay Dat ing from the time of his Dis to a attorney Robert l. Fortune efficiently represented the officer. A very Large number of coloured men and women turned out to the hearing representing every walk of life a thing that must continue if our race Hopes to get anywhere in Phoenix and Arizona. We must forget the Comman barriers that sometimes separate us which Are minute and so insignificant and organize and fight for the rights of the race. 2 College Heads 2 Bishops a wedding Nashville Tenn. Presl Dent and mrs. William Jennings Hale of Tennessee state College president and mrs. Thomas Elsa Jones of Fisk University and Bishop Thomas Demby and Bishop James m. Maxon and or. J. C. Napier former Register of the u. S. Treasurer and mrs. Napier were among the guests to witnessed the marriage of miss Gwendolyn Eliott Cochran to or. Newman Mccauley Goldston of Institute w. Va., at holy Trinity Church the Day after Christmas. O mid West officials to hold palaver at Nashville Nashville Tenn. The mid Western athletic association comprising six leading colleges Tennessee state Lincoln u. To Wilberforce Kentucky state West Virginia state and Louisville municipal will meet at Tennessee state on january 8, 9. O new York the Case of father divine was referred by supreme court Justice to referee Joseph i. Green for a hearing Mon Day. Youth charged with mail theft Henderson by. Admitting the theft of four packages of mail from the Post office a 12-year-old boy James Hancock was reported to have been caught As he was stealing mail. Officers had hid Den in the building after the thefts were reported. The boy had been squeezing into an opening and removing the packages police said and had taken mail containing s4l, several checks two dollars in currency and an electric clock. Young Hancock was held pending the a Tho your voice be silent your eyes rival of Federal officers. X o supreme Liberty life insurance co. Gives Bonus Chicago 111. In keeping with a tradition of Many years the supreme Liberty life insurance company presented a Bonus Check to All of its Home office employee including Branch office managers and clerk on december 24. President Harry h. Pace made the presentation after personally conveying the yuletide message of the company. An advancement payment in salary concluded Thi Christmas benefits. The supreme Liberty life re organized the Chicago Burr Oak cemetery in the City. T l. T. Snow again Heads masonic Lodge Luther t. Snow was selected worshipful master of Salt River Valley Lodge no. 4, f. & a. M. For the year 1937. Other officers elected Are Herbert Perkins senior Deacon Walter Ages Junior Deacon William Hardrick Chap lain Tebo Grant Tyler. A dispensation was granted to the Lodge to elect a Secretary out of time. The appointed officers and the Secretary will be selected the first meeting in this year. The meetings Are held the second and fourth thursdays of each month. O new York. Franklin o. Nichols has been named resident manager of the Harlem River houses the new Federal project which will be ready for occupancy by july 1. Or. Nichols native of Philadelphia has lived in new York for 16 years. He is a Grad uate of Temple University. The number 11 car runs wild As couple quarrel Chicago 111. A quarrelling couple in an automobile had a narrow escape from death Early sunday morning when the Driver lost control of the machine and ran into a safety Island at 48th Street and Michigan Avenue. Multiple bruises and lacerations were received by Homer King 26, of 5602 Calumet Avenue a sales Man who was driving the car. Police said he had been quarrelling violently with Louise Duke 25, of 6541 Prairie Avenue who was with him at the time. Louise Duke received bruised lips and lacerations on the head. O new York to get coloured subway Motorman new York. The Board of transportation operating Divi Sotl announced on thursday that among the 122 subway conductors who took the civil service examination for Motorman conductor recently 82 passed and among those passing were eleven coloured conductors who have been employed for More than a year. Before becoming Motorman in charge of trains running the Reg ular schedule the new recruits will be used As switchman in Yards making up trains in order to become familiar with their new duties. The pay of men is now 60c an hour for a. 48-hour week. O former resident called to City o mrs. C. A. Gilmore of Houston Texas spent several Days in the 4fty, being called Here at the death of her grandson Adrian Fritz Smith. Mrs. Gilmore is the widow of the late Rev. C. A. Gilmore who was pastor of the first color de Baptist Church several years ago. While Here mrs. Gilmore was the House guest of her daughter and son in Law or. And mrs. Lewis Wright 517 South first Avenue. Washington the famed tenth u. S. Cavalry from it. Meyer va., will March in the presidential inaugural Parade on january 20th. This machine gun troop will March to the music of their own band
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