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RALEIGH. N. C.
Elks Choose Winston-Salem For ’46
MOVE MADE TO
HALT BILL THAT
Wasamutuii, ij. e. — ‘I'.'n -\A-
ACP c.xpiL-sscd oppos.l.-^.i
to a bill iiuruducfiJ la^l \vii.k uy
Cln«r.s?man Jitin Lr.-iniK. iD..
Michj winch would aaiciu ihv
Uiulod Slatt'S dctt nif Acl
so as to roquiii- tin "c'>n.'i-nt an *
approval by usulutiun ui indin-
anc*‘" botoic tcmpoiarv Kidvral
war housinK could be built in an-,
incorporated cilv >r town. This
bill, the NAACP said, is a t;i;e'
to the huusinc needs of NcKioes
everywhere in the United Slati-
As It now Stands, whenever tin
Prisideni fmd. that iheie is an
acute shortaiie of ho'j.-;ini’ whicli
impedes the war effort, the Clov-
t'rnincni may rent, piirch.'ise ■
take, hv em;n-'n‘ iomain n : e
(•eedinKs. siitficii-ni land to huilf
housinit proiei'ts for war wmki'r
In this way, inanv N’«cro wa
workers haV'- been a’oli’ to seen:
greatlv needed hnii.siru: in .•^nit
of the nppaition '>f ’eeal aiilhe ■
■■Condilion haw been ha-!
enough under thi^ N’-iliona! Hon :-
inp Act un !••; which perinanen-
public hoU'iim tii'oci '.- are Iniil’, '
the NAACP .-•.aid -Recati^. Ui,-
piovisinns in ‘oa’ Ac' -inr’ar 'o
fho.se in !h' I,r-s;nsk!. Ineal hnu--
ing authorities at the instance of
real estate operat'ir.s and nreju-
diced white civic itro-ms. hav'
.succeeded in defcatini: tin con-
.sl''uction of liou'inii 'irotee's m
BaMimin'e and other lara*- i-itie-?.”
The oninion was expressed th.at
Lisinski. a Detroit Reo: es''nta*:v ■
IS .s eking to kill of a 14fi0 uni'
pioi*'e', to which Neeroe will he
admit!.-d m-ar 'he Ford Wil’.,-.-
Kun Plant, It is known that Ford
l.a.s opp.ised this nroiect A’sn
Diarborn. Melvindale and oilier
riear-hv towns have goni- on re
cord .-ii'alrisf it.
The Detioit Hranch. NAAf’P
has mad. X'lcroiis pi,it.-st to
Captured by Nazis
; \oi.r.MK .\.\\. xo. .'li
irAi.Kuai. Noin ii CAiioi.iXA sati kdav. .irxi-: 'i, nn.-,
I lacK Fil l-: (•I'XTs
3,500 JAM ST. STEPHEN’S CHURCH
TO PAY TRIBUTE TO PROMINENT
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON; BURIAL
MADE IN NATIONAL CEMETERY
DR. BURNETT WAS ONE OF
FOUNDERS OF COMMUNITY
HOSPITAL; CIVIC LEADER
^Johs Without Creed or
Color^ FEPC Hopes
THK CHUKCH .SHOULD
FKHIT TO KK.MOVK THK INF-
QUAIJTY IN A.MKHK'A' were
tile words left ringing in the oars
Oi tho delegate--, and in. nd). :s of
tin instil .Ses.sit>n >f t.e- .Annual
Conference of the Philadelphia
Baltimore Conference o' tho AM-
Zion Churc-h presid'd o\-er hv
Hi-hop C. C. Allevn. In’d a' Cal-
htinth Chiircli la.st w. i k. 'I'in R. v.
I,, Wiiiti- pastor.
The woid.s were spokun by
Ih'.nop AKevne in hi.; adrii-e.-.s and
I'X'ed *(1 in>nire the Cnriferyncc.
Hi' told of the exnan.'-ion of the
Ri' Episr »na! District over whi-'n
ho presidorl and outlined fhi ten-
point pr'.grnm for Ihi' ilomc MLs-
S'-.n in this o-i-a
Til.' R' V. Stepiieii Gill Spolts-
V.1I.).I, |).i tor of .lolill We.sley
Cl llieii. Ui )|\el. d a lei grippii-g
e ... ..n - Sm. .lu.d Kntiiie. In
III. la. I W.n Ih- . ..ll.d
.New Yuik City — (WDL) —
New ammunition in the light for
pii'celimc job opportunity lor all
1 a.i b.-in made available with tii.'
publication by the Worker.s Dc
linse Li ague. 112 Eiisl lU Slrix t,
New A’oik 3. N. Y.. of the painpii
li 1. ‘Jobs Without Creed or Col
or.' the storv of FF-PC by Wini-
fi ed Haushenbush.
This is tilt' most complete his-
li.ry of Americas wartime tiy at
I'tonomic democracy—the record
of the Prc.sKlenf.s CVnmiitlce on
Fan Employment Praclici—that
has been minted so far. In addi-
t'on Mls.ii Rau.shenb-jsh ha.s writ-
1-II a keen analysis of the in-
c! easing di.scrimination in eni-
plovment in the last 25 vears and
has outlined the steps which cit
izen .should take in order to make
ine gains of the last throe rear.;
■Jobs Without Creed or Color"
i.' being .sold bv the Workers De-
f*ii.se Lt'ague at ten eints each,
as an aid to neople who want to
do something to help FEPC a',
this critical point. In thi preface
the 32 page pamphlet Etna P.
Harris, WDL a.ssuciute national
sicretary. points out that it us not
tJu loudly protested filibuster.;
'.'hieli it-allv Miiealen our match
don't !,ke di-
leii! FKf’t.' i; per;
lelion of Ijerj
r.a.s opposed mis proieci
Deaiborn. Me’-, indah and other
near-by town.s have gone on re
cord .'igaipst It.-
The Detroit Hrancli. NAACP
ha.s mad* vieormis pruti-sl to t'oo-
Captured by Nazis
En Route Home
Noiiiiaiidv Hum- i.-etioii, France
- Keceiitiv u l. d fium Hit
Gel man pii.-oii .amp .it M.jose-
bei'g. Fi ivah t Fir.st Class Rav
iiiond Wiiite, 27. 231 Fa.-'l Liiid.-m
Street. Kemiett Suuaie, Pennsvi-
vania, and Fii'.ate First Clas-. M-.
ci-c Collin--. :J2!t2 Ka.st 128lh Sti. et,
Cleveland. Ohio, are enioute to
leh Uniti'il Slale.s Lillowing m.-.i-
ical examinatiims. i.s.suance of nv-
clothing, and iwcesary admini
strative processing at Normandv
Base Section Recnveri'-d Allied
Personnel Camp No. 1
A mortar man with the Fift-i
Armv. White was captured on De
cember 20. 1044 near Lugar. Italy.
He wa.s'liberated bv Third .Army
tanks near Monseherg. Germanv,
'rnntinood on h.nck paset
44!' Fpi--(")j)a! District (Wer whi''.T
h*' presidi-d and outlined the ten-
point program for the Home Mis-
.s’.in in this a"ea
Tilt- Hev. Steplu'ii Gill Spolls-
v.ood. p.i-tor of John We.sl.-y
Cl iiieh. di'Ineii d a vei v gripping
I on •■Sol. ilu.il Kiilil.e. in
111. I'o t W.n Wi.il.r II.' ...ll.'l
Hi.il I'.ac' whi.'l.
... lit Chii-t,
Hi. I.up I'aii,- A W.illai*' tlic on
; . I. m.'d iLslu.p m ilu' Cioi:.-h.
: !■ if Ui. holJ Allevne ill pii.-.id-
.i.L i.Mi 111.' eonfeien.e, !)i 11
r M. illor.l, s. i-r.'lai y ..f the Mir
si.'i, and leeeiillv retuiiie;l lioii'
the S.iii Francisco Confei'.-nee
gave a vei V fittiiu', n poit on th.-
.11 tiv It'.- ol lh«' Col r ii'iice
Th. iiiemoiiul aditn. . wa.-' d.
rveii'd bv Di. Hemv .1.-st fah;
Tile elo-ing sermon was liv I’.e
Hev. Algenon Fjher of Han.
burg. Pa. I)i. Victor J. Tulane
read till' report of the Slate if
the Church. Rev. it. T Hunter
I'l ad the n pnrt of the Countrv.
Both Youth and Missionary- de
partment wen- stressed verv
ff icefullv and a progiam outlined
that should prove helnful.
Report .shows tint ?2n.7il2.tiO
wa.s rni.s«'d duiiiig tiie y.-ar for all
r;r-»n,ses in thi.i area.
The changi'S we;-e slight an-l
(Continu'd on back page!
do something to help FEPC at
this critical point. In the preface
ti the 32 page pamphlet Ema P.
Harri-s. AVDL associate national
M cretarv. points out that it is not
tin loudly protested filibuster.;
'.vhich reallv threat.'ii our march
!. eeonomir ih'iiujcnvv but in-
'lilti'ieii.-e and inaction of peo-
1 I'- u 1,0 don't Ilk.' di«'i-iimnati-)n.
Congi es.siona! action "n the
( I I iiiiin"iit FEI*(* i.-- peiiil.ng. As
ui-!',*'nl a.-- Ihi:; mea.-nre is, Hi.* oo-
niopiialion:: hill wliich will de-
ti inline the fate 'of thi' present
loniinittee i.s quite as inipoitant
tr.i. montli. If tliis monev do-";
;..'l through, tin* Pr.-sidenl’.s
Ci.minitlee will expire. June 30.
Victory Ships Bear Names
Of Negro Institutions
Kuurlh in a series of Victory
ship.s bearing the names of out
standing Negro educational insti-
Uitioas, the SS HOWARD VIC-
TtjRY. honoring Howard Uniscr-
.-•ny in Washington. D. C., was
launched with elaborate cnrislen-
ing ceremonies at the Hethlehcm-
Fairfitld Shipyards. Baltimore,
Monday. .May 14,
.Mp.' Linnie R. Smith, president
o; t;u- Hewaid Universitv .Alumni
.•V-.-iHiatu.n ol the Di.-itrict ol Col-
L inbi. awa.s .sponsor of iiu ve.ssel.
Mis.s B Ruth Powell, president -if
thi Howard University Student
Council, .served as .Mis.s Ruth
Thi' fir.st of the Negro colleg.
named ships, the SS FISK VIC
TORA’. was launched at Rich
mond. Calif., on .April 25. 194.5
The second and third of the serh .-:.
the SS TUSKEGEE VICTORY
and the SS LANE VICTORY,
wire launched on Ma.v 12 at thi
O'fgnn Shipbuilding Co. and th"
California Shipbuilding Cnrp.
\. id respectively.
Howard Universitv. for which
the fourth Victory shin was nam
ed. i.s the largest educational in
stitution for Negroes in the Unit
ed Slates. Privately controlled.
b'Jt reeciving an annual apprupri
aiion trom the Government, the
univ^ersiiy has an enrollment ot
more than 2.001) students.
rroniinen' Howard Unlvci-sily
olficiaLs itcnding Monday's
launching ucludcd: Dr. P. B.
Young, No folk. Va.. publi.she:.
chan man the board of trus-
tiis. Dr. ( Frederick Stanton.
administrat..-c assistant to thi
r.i -.dcnt: Dr. James M. Nabnt.
J:.. si'i-i*-tary of tho university:
V. I). Juir.i.- on, treasurer; F. D.
\Viiki:isnn. it'gistrar. Armour J.
Blackburn, field agent; and Dr.
Dwight O. W. Holmes, pri'.sidenl
of .Morgan College. Baltimore, and
Dr. Frank Saunriens and Mrs. Viv
ian J. Cooke, of the Baltimor.’
A library is being nrnvided fo •
thi SS HOWARD VICTORY ..s
a gift from Howard Univer.silv.
The launching was preceded bv
a luncheon at York Hotel in Bal
timore. with the Bethli'hem-Fair
f'dd Co. acting as .sponsors. Th's
V. a.s attended b% fiftv members
of the Howard Universitv .Alum
ni A.s.so'iation living in Baltimor--
and an i-qual numhi'r from th-'
District of Columbia.
flMlii I'l D.ivi'l
' lyi t.' ytiM. D'lfoll.y
iij; the cominwii-e-
■rcixe.-, I..:t week when
iiiii FH|>raiii' w;o .iwaid-
uiiirary D-ictoi id Mu-ii-
eventeen siat^ receivea d6-
r Id tin,II-
>.ni'!.--. ainba. ^.tliol -if your pen-
l>l- tc III'' (;vjil.-. of the world, de-
\utvJ dauebter, b-yal wife, niipir-
IPs artist." iMorisey Photcj
200Snipers Failed to Halt
Negro Trackers E. of Rhine
The 18th General Hospital. «ble to turn around and get
Er.gland -- On his fifth day be- svav.
yi'iid the Rhine, Private Jeffer- "The re.sl of us scrambled out
jcn Butli-r, of New Road.s. Louisi- ol the disabled vehicles and
ana. was in one of seven Irueks fi ught as best we could from the
r.icmg toward the front to estab ground 1 fired from a ditch with
l;sh an ammunition dump whi'ii my carbin> until I was hit just
hLs I'l'iivov lan into an enemv oc- abov*' Ih right elbow. Tliere were
eupii'.l town and wa.s pinned nho it 20(J Germans hut thev got
di-wii hv 200 Germ.jii .snipers foe only about nine of our men in
nioi-i- than two h-'ur-- The 24- two hour.s. Then a do'/eii lei-oii
\i-.:i old (Joarti'niuisfer Corp; iK...>vsaiii-e cars with le-aiv ina
.Soldier wa. woiindi'd i-i tin- arm. iliiiiegiiiLs rarne up to n-liev*' u;
Hi wa- flown ti* 'hi: I'nih-I I wa.s carried to .-afetv. Winn 1
Sl.ite.s .Aniiv gctieia! lio.'|)ilal h-ll til.' fight wa;: going pri-H'/
■ Ahoiit 00 of us were riding up fv us.”
toward till- fii.nt line-; in ;i\,n lh-i\'ale Butler ent*-r«'d the
liii-l;-" :aiil l*;i\a|.- Untler. 'ani Aimv in Mai.-h I‘i4i .-ind ti .iln. d
we had heen I'oing tlilojgh town :il Camp L-'e. Virginia, f'.i.iip
.'liter town. We iiist about got into Blan.lint'. Floiida. and Camn
.'I town calli'd Offenau wh"n snip- Pa kett. Virginia. He wa,; si iit iiv-
(r:, ouem-d lip all around us. In ins«'a.s in August HU2 with a
,1h* first f*'W minute'; thev sma-sh .Ouartermaster Corps unit an-1
el radiator- and flattened tir-x? [served in Africa, Italy, and
on all but the last truck, whicn France.
S. C. TEACHERS
Columbia. S. C. — A decision
ruling that the Columbia. South
Carolina School Board must
abolish disci imination in the pay
nu nt of teachers salarie.s based
on r a c c or color, was handed
di.wn May 26 by Judge J. Watios
Waring in the case of Albert N.
Thompson, Negro teacher!
Tnompson was represented in his
suit against tho Board. May 9th
I'l the United States District
Cf urt at Columbia by NAACP As-
iSi.'-tant Special Counsel Edward R.
Dudley and Attorneys Arthur D.
iSl'ores and S. Morgan.
1 The NAACP fitSd suit on be-
ihalt of Thompson.!# Negro teach- ■
ler. in February, ’445 seeing to i
enjoin tho Board'from paying
Ise.s salary to Negro teachers pos- '
.sissing similar qualification and
e.xperienee. than white teachers
i.n the basis of race.
Judge Waring .slated in hi-'
opifiimi that I lie present bu.-ir 1
'h;*d inhi'Hti'd a system that iin-
ideiibti'illv prior to 1941 had in it
la large di.spaiitv in salaiie.s and
,it w;i:' i-vuient that this resulled
The NAACP'filSli' suit on be
half of Thompsfl|i. ^ Negro teach-:
cr, in February. '448 seejung tot
enjoin the Board from paying.
Ises salary to Negro teachers po.s-'
.sissing similar qualification and
experience, than while teachers
on the basis of race.
Judge Waring stated in hi--
optiiiim that the present boar!
had iniierited a sy.stem that un-
di ubtediv prior to 1941 had in it
a large dbmaritv in salaii('.s and
it was evident that this resulted
from racial diffen'nei'.s. The (’luirl
in ilisi-ussing the defense of tlv
.SehiK*! Board, nanielv. lluil thov
were working out a plan to eqiial-
(Continued on b.ick page)
(1.1 Elk.s Ilf Leading l.orlge, 263. anil Cape F'l-ar Lodge line
up in front of tlie beautiful and palatial hi'me of the late Dr.
Foster F. B.irnett just prior to la.si rites held in St. Stephens A.
M. K. I'hurch, Flower car is slmwn as undertaker's helper.; arc
placing flowers m v(-hiele. A heaiM load of flowers was taken
directly to the National cemetery whi ic hurial wn.s made.
By T. C. JERVAY
W’llniington — Final rites fo»-
one of Wilmington’s most prom
inent native sons w ; • held Sun
day afternoon at o.-ie-lhirty o'
clock. at St Stephen's A. M. E.
churrh, when o . er 3.500 people
fri.m all walks of life gathered
to pay their last respects to the
late Dr. Foster F. Burnett, 51, one
of the founders of Community
hospital, and an outstanding civ
ic leader here for the past twen
Dr, Burnett, who had practic
ed medicine in Wilmington for
n« arlv thirtv years, died Thurs
day morning a week ago at Com-
munitv hospital after an extend
Long before the funeral cortege,
which was made up of over on'»
hundred cars, arrived at the
churrh. evrrv available seat, save
those reserved for the funeral
partv. wa.s taken. Later, standing
room was not to be had.
Practically every minister in
the city participated in the im
Hospital ofncial.s, including the
board of managers, entered the
church directly behind the min-
t«-le-.-.s. Among these were: Drs.
Dosher. Codington, Mebane, Rod-
n-an. Learv. and Messrs. Emmett
Bellamy. Albert Brown, and Sgt
Adkins, superintendent of Com*
nninity,.and W. A. McCaig, chair
man of the board of managers.
Other honorary pallbears were E
M. Butler and F. J. Rogers.
Members of the Cape Fear Med
ical, Dental, and Pharmaceutical
Society of Southeastern North
Carolina marched in as a body.
Included were: Doctors DeVane,
Fayetteville; Furlongue. Smith-
field; Smith, Lumberton; Moore,
Roanoke, Va.;’ Campbell. White-
villo; Easely. Whitevillc; Mul-
drow, Whitoville,: Hughes. Ra
leigh; Carnes, Whiteville; Jackson.
Laurinburg; C. A. Eaton. Winston-
Salem: Hunter. Durham; Merritt.
Clinton; Bulware. Lynchburg:
Mark.s. Sanitorium. Wilmington
professional men present were:
Doctors Chandler, Gray. Wheeler,
Avant. Roane, and Upperman.
! Also in the procession were
graduate nurses, who served ai
bearers of flowers, of which there
were many: cadet nurses fron
Crmmiinity hospital; members of
the two local lodges of Elks; mem
bers of T. J. Bullock post, num-
'bev 5. American legion.
Active pallbearers, all selected
by Dr. Burnett before hLs death,
weer Messrs. R.'>hert H. Crawley.
Ellis Freeman, Dan Latts, Dan
Bush. Rocky Point; Elias aBtts,
Hamn-stead. and I.K!vi Daniels.
(Continued on back page!
Asks Ssi^ci^ Point
System To Aid GPs
fAsks-SBfifME^wLt r ^
System To Aid GPs
(2.) Till' funi'ial is .shown cnluring St. Stephen's church. Elks
and nu inbi'i.s of T. J. Bullock Po.sl, American Ligion, formed
honor guard.. The Ri v, H, B. Shaw, of John H. Shaw's Funeral
Home. I.s .simwn .standing on steps awaiting ca.sket, behind which
1.S William 11. Shaw, of Shaw’s Funeral Home. Backs to camera
are Di-. Hubi-rt Eaton. Dr. Burnett'.; son-in-law, Thomas Bui nett,
hi; tatiier. and Mr.;. CeK-sti- Burnett Eaton, daughter. They are
being as.;i;ti'ci by Clar«'nce Walker and William Spencer, exalted
riilei.s *>f Leading Lodg*' and Cape Fear laidge, respectively. Fos
ter F. Bumi'tt. Jr,, son, with evi-giasse.;, i.s lo the right of photo,
facing cunera. .
The selling up of a special point
system governing the discharge of
veterans in service troops was
urged by the NAACP this week
in a letter to Secretary of War
The plight of the Negro soldier
being held indefinitely in the
Army and overseas as the result
of tho present 5-point system for
soldiers with combat records, was
brought to the attention of the
In hi.s letter lo Secretary of War
SHmstn. Wav':-.- White declared
that a grave injustice was being
inflicted on these men who in
mexst instances had absolutely no
Cfntrol over assignment to the
service units which deprived them
of opportunities for combat or
heroic perfoi'mance. “Service
t*oops, it was pointed out. have
performed magnificently in this
war. Theirs has been the unglam-
oroiLS, unairfields in jungles and
other difficult places and elimates
from which bombers could take
off in dramatic forays against the
:*nemy. It is the service troops
which have carried supplies
a.'thore in beachhead landings, of-
'ten in the face of withering fire,
but the publicity and the citations
have gone not to them but to the
combat soldiers who could never
:hnve succeeded had nut supplies
fcllowed immediately behind Die
i “It goes without saying that an
American soldier in the engineer
or quartermaster corps loves his
family and home as dearly as u
isoldier who fires a rifle or flies
I a plane.”
An even more serious penalty
emphasized in the present system
[which ignores the contributions
mf nearly one million Negro sol
diers attached to engineer, quar
termaster. port battalion, truck
ing. sanitation and other service
units is the fact that the first
soldiers home get the pick of
(Continued on back page)
R/tLEIGH — The State will ac
cept the plea of guilty to man-
I slaugntcr b.v Ronald Perry, whit;,
formerly of the Wake Forest section,
for the murder of 20-year-old Lynn
White four years ago.
An indictment charging Perry
with murder was ret'irned by the
Wake County Grand Jury on Mon
■''he shooting allegedly took place
! at the home of Gertrude Battle of
Wake Forest early in March, 1941,
following an argument over some
bootleg whiskey. White died in
Saint Agnes Hospital here several
hours after being wounded.
Perry, who was arrested near
Roxboro recently, claimed that he
shot white in self defense. Many
of the witnesses to the incident
have disappeared, the solicitor said,
and the interne who treated White
at St. Agnes has died.
(3.) Tho flagdrapi'd nu'taiic c.i.;kf't is shown in the church.
Dr. WalU'r Hughes, of the State Department of Health, is shown
di'livdring a tribute. Mini.;toi-s ann fraternal leaders arc also
shown. '.All Phohos by H'Jrbcrt Howard)
STATE ELKS CONVENE
IN THREE-DAY SESSION
Gold.sboro - Tin- N. C. Stjto Tho public session was hold at
A.;.;>eiation of IBPO Elks of th.' Dillard High school, at 8 p. in.
Worl.l i-onvcniil :n (M>Ilsi*'iro. ,’X'. M* nday, Ma.v 28. A banquet wai,
f.. May 28lii. 29th and 3()th. The hi Id tlic .;ame night at tho high
2.')lh .-\iiiiu.ii t’diui-ntion was si-hiKil at tt o’clock.
act*'! i.'i'd by Hit'll iil-'d;;!!!;: A busiiioss se.s.sit)n was conduct-
tlu- Till War Loan toil for inoti and Women on Tucs-
M;n- 29. The nion at First
Alrioan Bapti.-t church, and th'J
V emon hi-id their sossain at St.
J.'nii'S A.MKZ church. Th*' clcr.ing
-i-*ri w;*.-; luld on Wi'diu'sday,
30. with the folIi>wing pro-
RED CROSS CLUB GIRL
IN LONDON ON V-E DAY
K.'gi.stndion iM-i'an at lli
Homo M:.\ I'Jtlli at 9;u(l a
lowing at I l-Ud a. ni. w itii
* I UI
*'' Ml o
:•! :il 1
r (1.ill!;.boro a
and fr.it.-.nal Ic;
*t (III .-;
K Biisiiii's.-; session: 1:00
I.. P;i!-.i'lo: 3:00 p. m. Exhibi-
Munii'lpal Park; 4:00 p.m .
.'b.Tll I'.icii', Mu!iicip:il Park;
the Lite tor tlie 1947 8 p. m., Dance, Victory Ware
Washington. D. C. — Miss J
Pericles McDuffie. American Red
Crac' club worker, .says she
she ; have been born a boy—
erpt. .allv when she got to Lon
don on V-E Day and had to car
ry her luggage through Water
loo Station while every taxi mar.
and busboy in the city was cele
"Not that I minded!” she beam
ed Arriving her last week on an
emergency furlough granted be-
.c.’xuse of famil.v illness. Miss Mc
Duffie dropped into national
headquarters to relate a few of
her experiences in France and
I “I got back to London from
.Paris in 14 hours." she said—“the
jsame trip that took 13 davs when
I left London to go to France
in October. 1944. It was wonder
ful to get back to a city that was
■ free of bombs.
“At least 10.000 people were
milling around Buckingham Pal-
lace. and everyone in the city was
wearing red, whit« and blue.
American flags hung with the Un
ion Jack, and the 'staunch Con-
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Raleigh NAACP Goal
RALEIGH — It Is the hope ol
the Executive Body of the N.
A. A. C. P., according to a state
ment made by Andrew J. Turner,
the Executive Secretary of the
local branch, that Raleigh will
reach it's goal by Sunday when
the local branch will close its
Mr. Turner is urging every lo
cal cit)ien.s that U Interested
in a real democracy to oe at
Marlin Street Baptist Church at
3:30 P. M. Sunday afternoon.
June loth and hear Atty. E. R.
Avant. Ally. Avant has liandled
several cases in North Carolina
for the NACP. He le a colorful
apeajLCr and a fearleiis fighter.