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BY O. L. ELLIOTT Breatcst tenor ever to irod the co’i-
heard the nus!? lovers near me
1 lister d to a discuslon on the gtajje- ,js he carried them
racial is'ae the other day in which wings of immc.ri il
one ..itlemun raid “Ah, I
.. .,e Neero« are alright' HIr j Throaeheut the eeertir, raeL.1
rlatemenl loefitte back ,m the (otKl
. ,n,5 o( memory to Atlanta Si; ^eld but il they are having any
over three year, ago when I met. Becently
a Negro wh. was .KThaps the ot three clini.r war held at 1 r
this man was iifirring to. T.ie,
Statement to bcKin with is one thei
can be justly' pn.tsed on to the white
.The Negro I met is Emanuel
Wansficld. He was a student at
Moorehouse College. I was in ih.-
chapel waiting for the quartet to
sing, I shall never forget my fir't
sight of Emaiuiel Mansfield us he
came in beaming with a smile and
personality written nil over hi'
fgee. And when a Nejro can smil’^
wh . is bound &n tightly in the in
visible chains and shackles he mart
Mr. M.ansfield sang a solo. He sang
with pr*hound feeling, with qu’et
reverence and mlicking gaiety. His
voice impres.sed me as the finest
tenor voice I ever heard. He also
impressed me as a great man. Tho.o.-
impressions have been confirmt'd
and shared by thousands who have
met and beard him.
On several ocensions since then
I have sat in autdioriums where Mr.
Mansfield was gving a concert and
whisper and murmur “He is the
1m' t. me in Wa.«hington, D. C. to
s ng for the banquet oprning the
rlinic. He was rtferred to in the
pie-s as the "ErTbaNiidor” of good-
uill for his race. 1 didn’t sec any
•Ktrbassndor of gct.d will for the
white race" and how vve do nctd
I followed closely the work .'f this
iliric whose staff included a com
munity specialist and sociological
technician of the race department ■>!
the Federal Council of Churches • i
the United States. They drew reso’
utions and recommenduliot.s but
thiy are of nj effect because the
force back of them lacking t
make them effective. In my thinl:-
ing the racial issue will be solved
when men are elected to office who
have their Miteresl in the welfare
of the people, in the protective
rights the constitution guarontces
them, and who will draft necessary
laws for local cond tions which will
guarantee and er.Iorce the rights
of all ppjplf. instead of holding
their office for politlcul and .st-lli'h
Two years ago I st.H>d in the bn.-
tation at Shreveport. La. and s.c.v
rPrrTUVrt TAM*'® Red cross iwhosc .«logan i..»
OKIjIj 1 li■'':Kver .\t His Side give cigarettes ti>
' white soldiers and refus.- them to
I Negro soldiers. I registered a rtrong
protest vvith the representative nr.d
Greensboro. N. C. — Heaty be.it
wishes for a “MERRY CHRIST
MAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR"
w ere expiv-ssi-d here last week for
all persons connected with the
Negro Press wJio handled Bennett
College copy, by A. A. Mi>ris.\.
director of publicity at the
Praising the men of the '■Fonrlh
■ Estate” who make it possible I r
Bennett new.s to appear in print
each week Morisey had enthu-i
Mtic words of appreciation for all
tSe kindnesses to him an.l the
ccUege during the past year.
Aware of the short h‘;Tdav
Tteriods newsman must observe he
tairif^ the pritest to Wa.shinglon
A short time later I was seated i;i
a at Lynchburg. Va. A little
Negro bov was relPng paper.- at
the mtiaiicc of the cr.fe. .-\ wh'te
iiiaii jerked the papeis frtun hlin.
Pave evrrybotly ne in the caL'
who w’aiited 'ne and throw the
le-t of tliein on the floor Soine who
NOW this cowardly act thought it was
:-inu>ing. 1 took the .ipposilc view
•Old went to the aid of this little
boy in a way wh'ch 1 am sure will
be a reminder to this man when
'hr impulse r-verenmos him again
to trample the weak.
I '.vas u1mo::t jaihti in Beaumont.
Ti'Xi's fo.' goinn to !hc aid of two
little Negro girls who wire seated
:it to 1 fa- toward the front
wished for each one abundant ;ov
anrl “good spirits" during the lirici ... . .
pci.ud away from the nowsi'-on's. I • f A ^ Ncgriir-: as the bos
Modestly plugging his caus.* th ■;cursing tiu.-m. I do not
Benn It publicist hoped that orv'i * ^us t’ -:n‘-t). rlati.n for Ne-
rcw.rman would return to his h'-.k j in Misaislppi and the way
s.’ilh renewed vigor by w!iifhi-'nme of them have been clubbed
eaeh piece of Bennett copy will hecnu.se they didn’t leave the sie’e
go rushing to the composing Avalk whtn they met white people
roems. '*r because they didn’t call them
Mister. ’ I know a.T these Ihings
jr.ccause I am a southerner. How-
, .ver. i-ll the cruel and mhumaii
^ treatment .if Negroes is not confin-
, :d to th* south.
1 Abraham Lincoln saw ♦he red
fai.ed avc.iunecr selling a Negro
girl from thv bl. ck in New Oi lcans.
Re lifted his eyes and said “Great
Old ever I havi* the chance I will
h;t this fhing and hit it hard. I
wonder ’what Mr. Lincoln would
say if he could be told of the con-
iiiiori of the Negro soldiers wUc
fought for our freedom knowing
it mecni no fredtm for them — if
he could know th:lr thoughts a
the last drop of bliMd fl:wcd from
their vein and life ebbod away all
over the battle fields all over the
world. I am sure he would turn in
Ri.cial discrirdnation is a storm
signal which must be heeded in
time lest we lose a war at home.
The historic responsibility of the
American people makes our solu-
ti. n of the inter-racial question ;•
te.st case of our sincrrily. streng.h'
atid ingenuity. Our schools mus* i
ira;h stronger democratic ideals >r-'
the impressible minds of the young.
Our newspapers have a great re-
spai;>4bility in making articulate i
ihv ilLs ot our society as veil as its'
k’ictciies over prejudice. Every ci‘ •
zen in m.s day by day couducl will
nc!p or prcvviit tltc great experi-
•Tent in a living democracy. To
rni'ct people I another group and
■viirk together dally in improving
the welfare of the eoinmunity will
•lo far in rombatting prejudice so
h eply imlx’dded in our .«ociely.
This will be a never ending task .if
This country can not point witn
pr.de lo its contribution to the pro-
nioKiii of the four freixioms because
if lias |>ei'milled this luster lo be
dmiiiitHl by undemuciMliv demon-
•.l:Mli..ii- of laiial prejudice. Such
uii-.Aiiu-i icjii iiiaiiifi-stations are a
pi stiti.Tion to ihi.s Country's broad
iniiidi'i? I- Ur.ince which wa-s writ
ten into the eonstilution when .slnv-
'.ry was abolished.
Sometime ago I attended church
serviees in one of the Southern Ns-
; vro thurcoes. The winaows in that
I .hurch \cere not the stained, ex-
I pensive type I have se^n in .some
, of Ihe while churches — perhaps
tliu u close examiiiutlnn would
have rovejlcd a Negro sweat di'-p--
Ihe glass was just pla.n. The isles
were not caipeled to slUnre tOr
footsteps and the pews were nut
cushioned, and no expei ive light
ing effect. Everythin? • -as plain.
The membci's were not arrayed la
expensive apparel bedecked wich
jewels. Their dress was plain. 'Fhe
Holy Sprit was not cold .-ind dead
a.-> ill Skime of the white iliurchi.s I
h.ivc been in. It vva.i alive and
burning in* the souls of those --
A student at Puyiic College nt
Augusta, Ga., attended one of the
I services of one of the larged
I churches in that region. He walked
; about half way along the isle and
seated himself. 'Hie congregation
lo.iked at h:qi with a cold. Indignant
! look. The preacher stopped, nidded
I lo the usher and this Negro w'as
I ushereu out of the house of Goil.
I No, It was not the house of Cod. l
was just u church — a place whert-
Receives Master Of Arts
Degree In Guidance
Arcr.ontaii' On Pro — Thisc
Shaw UT»iversit.v pledges to Zci.i
Phi Beta Sorcrity completed their
probation period Saiurdoy as
heavy snows blanketed the Soulh-
l.’iid. Shown on Ihc s:now-!raped
Shaw campus', thk,y are. from left
to right, Daisy Rici. A.'heville;
Gwendolyn Larkins. Raleigh; and
Margaret Bizzcll. LaCrnnge
BY W. L. GREENE
> RALEIGH — Mrs. Louise Fou.i-
tuin Perrin, teacher of Social Stu
dies at Washington High S«-nool. re-
jeeives the degree of Muster of Art.-?
from Columbia University in D?-
ttm.ber. Mrs Peri'i majored in
Personnel and Guidance and will
pet th? professional recogniti-'n ac
corded succ('s.sful candidates lor tiie
[ Mrs. Perrin is the holder rf 2 un
, dergrat'uate degrees, A. B. Morris
’ Brown College and B. S. Norin-
i western University, In addition to
I these accomplishments she has done
special professional work in socin-
I logv at the University of Chicago.
The talented Raleigh matron is
well known for her pleasing per-'
^ scnality and many contributions to
I the civic, professional, and cultural’
I life of the Raleigh community. She
! is 'in accomplished musician with a
, fine coloratura soprano voice whi'.h
i has been heard with the Shaw Uni
versity Choral Society which me
has been special soloist. She has ap
peared in many local ihurches^md
cm civic programs as guest soloist
and given some recitals at various
I places in the state.
Mni. Perrin »s also active in the
civic and professional organizations
of the city. She is vice-chairman
of the YWCA Biiaro, past prcjsldent
Oi the College Women’s Club, a
sponsor of the Shaw University
Nursery School, p.-ogrum chai-mao
MRS. LOUISE F. PERRIN
of the Raleigh Oir! Scouxs. director
of choirsters at St. Paul AME
Church, and a member of the Zeia
Phi Bela Sorority.
Mrs. Perrin the wife of Prof.
H. Cardrew Perrin, Professor of
Chemi.-try at Shaw University and
has two daughters, Julia Ro' ena.
and Cardnenne Louise. She is the
daughter of Bishop and Mrs. W. A.
Fountain of Atlanta, Georgia.
VA. SCHOOL TO
By Harold Miller
Philadelphia (ANP) — Si. Em
t -a's Industrial and Agricultural^
im-tiiute. a school for Negn
ji'Uths near Richmimd. Va.. is ih
cmef beneiiciarv of the estate
Mrs. Louise Boyvier Drexel Mu
re], who died Nov. 5 at her hon
;i.ire. it was rrveuled by her w
Although her estate is ten|
Lvelv '. jlufd at SRO.OOO and
v.'.ird in prrsonatitv and $150,
.nd upward in realitv. it is be'
cd to total more than Sl.Of
Mrs. Morrell, widow of
Euwai'd deV’aux Morrell, and hit
si‘‘ier. .Mt».her Mary Katherine
Diexel, founder and mother si*
De-rior of the Order of the Blessed
Sai-ramcnt, reportedly devoted
S12.000.()00 of their inheritance
if.om their father, the late Fran
cis A. Drt xel of the Philadelphia
bc-nking house, to charity.
With her husband. Mrs, Mor
rill vva.4 co-founder of St. Einma’s
Industrial and Agricultural insti
tute. which i* beoucathcr her en-
,t.r( residuary estate. Should it fat!
ito comply vvith the charter and
,Vy laws and with a letter from
'thf' co-founders, dated June 20.
the residuary estate will
’then go to the Sisters of the P’^ss-
c-d Sacranicni for Indian and Col
ored piople, at Cornwell Heights.
The will was dated Dec. 15,
lim. Also included in the will w
;i bequest to St. Timnn's mission
hi'xe. of $2,500 for tlxo welfare
Dr. Rayford W. Logan, profes
sor of IliWird University, .•••|)e:ik-
iiig at the .Summary Se-isiuit at
ill PiF.-onal Cuunselitm. Sunday,
fjeermber 2nd. Club .^ud;lo^ilIm.
Fayetteville State Teachers Col-
Seabroiik Road USO Workshop lego Cl/
(ilRIST.M.^S llOLiD.'W EXTENDS ihrbiiRh New Year’.-i Day. it has
DECEMBER 21 TO J^M’AKY 2 beei. announced at tlie college.
HAMPTO.v INSTITUTE. Va. - Cla.^swork at Hampton comes to
The Christmas holiday at Hampto-i en end after the lt:45 a. m. period
Institute begins Friday. Dcct*cmbcr E’ricuy and will be resumed at noon
of this week and will continue on Wednesday, January 2.
We caiiiiol repeat (ou often
our wish llial your ( lirisl-
ti.as lie a Mi'KKV one.
20-' 1-2 W. South St.
A merry, merry Christmas
and loads of good cheer.
A student at Payne College at
: Augusta. Ga., attended ane of the
.services of one of the lanteA
' churches in that region. He walked
about half way along the isle and
seated himself. The congregation
lo./ked at higi with a cold. Indignant
I look. The preacher stopped, nodded
‘ to Ihc urher and this Negro was
I u>'hcrei( out uf the hause ot GoJ
I No. It was not the house of G»d. t
' was just a church — a place when
people went to practi.-e hypoerte,'.
Eimamiel Mansfield's epic strug-
► le. supx-rb rfforls and unrelenting
-'viiti II to >n ideal hn!i brought
him fame in spite of all the ob-
'iiock‘5 thrown across his path /"by
the devil and hi- angels. Wherever
he sings he leaves the impresslen
in the minds of music lovers ns :■
I'leiit arti«t uno he leaves the im
pression in the minds of all who
meet h.m as a great moii — an im
pression so deeply imbedded the
' :am of time can i.ever erase.
Yes, I .UC.S8 some Negroes are al-
DECt.MBEK 21 TO J VNUAKY 2 been announced at the college.
HAMPTON INSTITUTE. Va. — Classwork at Hampton comes to
The Christmas holiday at Hampton an end after the ll;45 a. m. period
Institute bettins Friday, IJececmbtr Fritay and will be resumed at noon
21. of this week and will continue on Wednssday, January 2.
2(M 1-2 W. South St.
from all of us to all of you
Jolly oltl Santa i.v lielpin^ us once ajaiu to convey to one enJ all our many, t
many vnliev for tlie LriylifCkt Ciinslma* ever
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Whon yiiu’re iil .voiir hiisiest don’t for-
irol tho hii.sio.s' man in tlu* world , . . Old
Santo .. . tako.? tinio lo pauso and rofro.sh.
So thi.s Christmas in romemhorinjf othri’i-
don’t forjiet to rMm*mlK»r ytntrsolf now
and tht*n , . . with a IjoUIp of ico-coid
Coca Cola for the pauso that refrosho.s!
“They Remembered Me’
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515 W. Morgan Street
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