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SMITH, 31, GETS FERA POST BALANCED NEWS NEW NEGRO OPINION WASHINGTON'S PROGRESSIVE WEEKLY FEARLESS OPINIONS Second Year-No. 25 Washington, D. C., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1934 Price 2 Pennies FLEEING BOY SHOT [[4 columns]] [[Column 1]] ASSISTANT GETS POST LEFT BY F. WASHINGTON ----- Surprise Appointment Makes H. U. Graduate Youngest In Black Cabinet ----- The newest member of the "Black Cabinet" is Alfred Edgar Smith. Mr. Smith was named this week by Harry L. Hopkins, administrator of the Federal Relief Administration as the new Director of Negro Work to succeed Forrester B. Washington Mr. Washington's resignation takes effect September 1. Mr. Smith's appointment came as a distinct surprise to those supposed to be "in the know." But thirty-one years of age, Mr. Smith has been an assistant to Mr. Washington for several months. Mr. Smith is a graduate of Hiward [[Howard]] University and holds the degree of A.B. and A.M. from that school. He taught for a while in the public schools here. Mr. Smith is a native of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Mr. Smith will have as his assistant John W. Whitten, already employed in the office under Mr. Washington. -----o----- DR. WHEATLAND LEAVES HOWARD $6,000 ----- Howard University was named as the beneficiary of $6,000 in the will of Dr. Marcus F. Wheatland. Dr. Wheatland, who died on August 16, at Newport, R.I., was a member of the Board of Trustees of Howard University. [[column 2]] ALLIANCE TO HOLD FIRST FALL MEETING ----- The New Negro Alliance will hold its first fall meeting Saturday, September 1, at 7:30 p.m., at the 12th Street Y.M.C.A. A special program has been announced by Administrator Howard N. Fitzhugh. It is expected that a definite report will be ready on the case of Alliance vs. The High Ice Cream Company. DROWNING BOY RESCUED FROM ROCK CREEK ----- Post Copy Boy Jumps In Treacherous Waters to Save Life ----- Trapped by the treacherous waters of Rock Creek at Pierce Mill Tea House, Walter Marshall, 11, of the 3800 block of Dennison Place, N.W., was saved by Joseph Byrnes, 19, white, Washington Post copy boy, from drowning. Marshall misjudged the depth of the six foot rapids and ventured too far. On hearing his cry for help Rodes Garby, 11, of the 4100 block of Wisconsin Avenue, summoned Mr. Byrnes who was some distance away. Marshall had sunk two times before Byrnes had arrived and had taken his clothes off. Byrnes towed him to shore. Members of the Fire Rescue Squad revived Marshall and took him to Emergency Hospital, where he was treated for shock. --------------- Y Program Not Progressive Enough Says Report of Long Committe [[Committee]] ----- That the "Y" program has been too conservative was the opinion of all members of the committee on restudying the program and policies of the Twelfth Street Branch Y.M.C.A. This committee was formed to determine what changes in program emphasis as well as policy would be most effective in serving the community. Major Campbell C. Johnson announced that the committee, headed by Dr. Howard H. Long, assistant superintendent of schools in charge of research, has completed the first phase of its work. The unanimous opinion was that the Y.M.C.A. owed to the community the responsibility of conducting properly supervised dances for its members and of affording more opportunities for wholesome (Continued on page 4) [[column 3]] SHOOTS AT DAYLIGHT BANDITS [[IMAGE - PHOTO]] -Courtesy Daily News. Samuel Chaikens (left), proprietor of store and Otto Gillians who attempted to wing the robbers in bold hodl-up [[hold-up]]. TWO ROBBERS GET CASH AND HAIL OF LEAD ----- Store Employe [[Employee]] Almost a Hero in Hold-up, But Aim is Bad ----- Otto Gillians, young employe of Samuels Ch Chaiken's Meat Market at 1801 Vermont Avenue N.W., was almost a hero Tuesday afternoon. Two hold-up men fled before a hail of bullets from a pistol in the hands of Gillians. They had already robbed the cash register of $60.00. The two hold-up men entered the store in the early afternoon and at the point of a gun demanded the money. The cash register was rifled while the proprietor and Gilians looked on helpless. However, as soon as they left the store with the loot, Gillians reached for his pistol and fired several bullets at the fleeing men. His aim was bad. Police are looking for the bandits. -----o----- BOY KONCKED [[KNOCKED]] DOWN BY AUTOMOBILE ----- Charles Greenfield, 11, of 1836 Eighth Street, was knocked down by an automobile on V Street between Twelfth and Thirteenth Streets. He was treated for injuries on his faces and head at Freedmen's Hospital. FREED ON KILLING CHARGE. HELD FOR GUN ----- Redford After Exoneration In Death of Hold-up Man, Arrested for Pistol ----- After having been exonerated in the killing last week of Harry E. Sladko, white, by a coroner's jury, William Redford was arrested this week on the charge of carrying concealed weapons. Redmond pleaded not guilty and demanded a jury trial. The case is set for September 20. Redford, who was acting as a bodyguard for a white number writer, admitted before the coroner's jury that he shot Sladko when the latter attempted to rob Walter J. Harper, white, for whom he was working. The jury called the killing justifiable. [[column 4]] YOUTH KILLED BY POLICEMAN AFTER CRASH ----- Boys Fleeing From Blue Plains in Collision With Two Cars ----- A policeman shot and critically wounded one of the two colored youths fleeing in a stolen automobile from the Industrial Home School at Blue Plains after he had attempted to run from the scene of collision at North Capitol and T Streets. Two motorists had been seriously injured. The collision followed a chase during which police sought to shoot the fugitive automobile's tires. The wounded youth was identified as Robert Strange, 17, of the 5700 block of Dix Street, N.E. Policeman G. E. Kimbel of No. 2 Precinct shot him once through the back, near the spine. He reported Strange disregarded his order to "Halt, or I'll shoot," after the crash, and darted behind the wreckage. The two injured motorist and Strange were taken to Casualty Hospital where Strange's condition is reported critical, while that of the motorist was undetermined. -----o----- DR. THOMPKINS TO BE SPEAKER AT HEALTH MEETING ----- Dr William J. Thompkins, Recorder of Deeds, will be the principal speaker at a health meeting to be held at the National Training School for Women and Girls, Monday, September 3, at 8 p.m. The meeting will be under the auspices of the Joint Committee on Health -----o----- ELKS TO MEET IN WASHINGTON NEXT YEAR The capital of the nation will be the scene of the next convention of the Elks, according to the vote of the convention now in session in Atlantic City. --------------- Colored Reserve Officer Meets Prejudice at FortLeavenworth; Sent Back ----- LEAVENWORTH, Kans.-Dr. Alfred R. Foster, who came from Philadelphia two weeks ago, under orders of the United States been commissioned a first lieutenant in the medical reserve corps and was ordered to report on August 5 to Fort Leavenworth, the order coming from headquarters Army, where he had been as- Continued on page 2
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