Years in print:
John W. Wheeler, editor/publisher. Official organ of the U.B.F and S.M.T. Also the A.U.K. and D. of A. in the West. Negro paper.
Wheeler’s writing was flashy and his high-profile activities in the community were often spotlighted in his articles.
Wheeler was quick to take on the editors of the other Negro papers in St. Louis, and when a Jefferson City paper tried to strong arm the relationship with the United Brothers of Fellowship and Sisters of the Mysterious Ten, he began a personal attack in his paper against the opposing editor. At one point, after mistakenly reporting facts of a story, Wheeler was physically attacked, and his newspaper’s readers were told in a printed announcement that Wheeler had been targeted for assassination.