The Carolina times. (Durham, N.C.) 1919-current, June 17, 1967, Page 2A, Image 2
2A -THE CAROLINA TIMES SATURDAY, JUNB IT. IWT Editorial Phophecy In our editorial of November 26, 1966, we predicted that the 17. S. Supreme Court would someday strike down Virginia's law against interra cial marriages and those of other states. This week our prediction was fulfilled when the nation's highest tribunal dealt its death-dealing blow against the laws of any and all states banning interracial marriages includ ing the marriage of white and Negro persons. It is therefore, with a degree of apology but pardonable pride that we re-publish below our editorial of No vember 26 entitled, "They will Be Found Wanting," which we think is most appropriate for any comment we might attempt to make at the moment on the memorable decision handed down this week by the United States Supreme Court on the question of interracial marriages. ' THEY WILL BE FOUND WANTING Noveml>er 26, 1966 The effort of the State of Virginia to encroach upon the private. and sacred domain of a duly and law full) married couple, one of which happens to be white and the other a Negro, is the most asinine, the most damnable and the most ungodly act that could possibly be committed by a so-called sovereign state of this nation. That the State of Virginia is joined by 16 other states that have similar laws, adds no right to this blatant wrong that has existed, as it has been pointed out, for over two hundred years. We hold that the right of two hu man l>eings to enter the sacred do main of matrimony, however their race, creed or color, is theirs and theirs alone and cannot, should not and must not l>e violated' by any person, group of persons, state or na tional government. To engage in such The Truth About the Negro Press In a recent address delivered to the Republican National Committee's seminar on public relations by Junius Griffin, public relations director of Minorities Division of the COP Na tional Committee said in part: "Be yond a doubt, and despite reports to the contrary, the most influential opßhon rrtouldenPSrii the niunity ,afe a handful] pf \|TllfrJJaid. under-rated, often abused and more often misunderstood, men and women who work for some 172 owned news papers and magazines." Said Griffin further: "These Negro oriented publications have a com bined circulation of twenty-three and one half million and are mainly cir culated within the Negro community. They are read by more than seven million people each week. This tre mendous growth has been achieved in the face of the recent trend in American journalism generally to ward treating the Negro as a worth while subject rather than a chattel. We also must consider this growth not only because it was made in di rect competition but also while the Negro press was relentlessly cham pioning the cause of human decency." The significance and the-truth, of both of the above statements of Mr. Griffin, we trust will be given thoughtful consideration by the read ers of this newspaper and other Ne gro publications throughout the na tion. It is not until a representative of the Negro press cbqies face to face with one of these "white—is right," monstrosities of the Negro commu nity does he fully realize just exactly Things You Should Know ; V ' . IL4*, fystud. ilfflit ■■ ~~ t*/ ...BORN OUT OF SLAVERY IN NORTH CAROLINA / BECAME ONE OF THE NATION^ RICHEST NEGROES—A SE LF-EDUCATEO TAILOR/HE LEO THE FIGHT AGAINST ■BHRBF THE ILLINOIS BLACK LAWS,(—A NEGRO COULD NOT VOTEYOR TESTIFY IN COURTHKF A FRIEND OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS AND JOHN BROWN,HE WAS TWICE. ELECTED COOK COUNTY COMMISSIONER—/ fTWASHE WHO HELPED SECURE THE LEGISLATION WHICH ENDED LOCAL SCHOOL SEGREGATION./ a violation or to deny such persons the peaceful pursuit of their lives, solely on the grounds that they are of different races is not only ungodly but tyranny of the basest sort. Over one hundred years ago, Rich mond, the capital of Virginia, became the capital of the Confederacy and the futile efforts which it undertook to keep the Negro in bondage. Vir ginia was wrong then in its ungodly efforts to perpetuate slavery and it is wrong now in its ungodly efforts to perpetuate the law against interracial marriage. We predict that its present ungodly efforts will meet the same fate as that which it underook about slavery over 100 years ago. Originally the law against inter marriage was enacted to prevent the hundreds of thousands of mulatto offsprings of white men's sexual pro miscuity with Negro slave women, from bearing his name and inherit ing his property. As' chaste and pious as he pretended to be, and as violently opposed as he was to ra cial mixing, then as now, history re cords not one instance in over 300 years of slavery in which a Negro woman was ever accused of raping or even attempting to rape a white man. It must be presumed then that just the exact opposite was the case. This is attested to by the hundreds of thousands of mulattoes who walked the earth as living testimony to the fact in Virginia and other slave states. So the effort of Virginia, or any state, to deny human beings because of difference in racial identity, the peaceful pursuit of married life in the land of their birth, is wrong and will come to naught. Time, the high sheriff of eternity, sooner or later will weigh Virginia?- and all other states that follow such a course, in the balances and find them want ing. what he is up against in attempting to convince such a person that the Negro press has anything whatso ever to offer in the way of news coverage or moulding public opin ion. More than once within the past 25 years the Carolina Times has re peatedly stated that Negro publish ers, editors and writers are delibe rately digging their journalistic graves with their own pens. Once one of these self-appointed or white ap pointed Negro leaders gets his pic ture or a line or two in the white press it is the end of the row for his former source of informing the pub lic or, as Mr. Griffin puts it, the "un derpaid, underated often abused and more often misunderstood men and women who work for Negro owned newspapers and magazines." This newspaper knows too well what it means to face the vicious sneers and utter contempt that oozes from the countenance of such so called Negro leaders when he con descends to give audience to a rep resentative of the Negro press—the Negro press that only a few years ago was his sole source of informing those of his own race as well as oth ers of his achievements. So, we agree with Junius Griffins address to the GOP seminar on pub lic relations. We would add, how ever, that when it comes to looking out for their own welfare, represen tatives of the Negro press are about the most stupid segment of the Ne gro community to be found anywhere within the entire United States. Forces Of Hate ...On The Offensive Again SPIRITUAL INSIGHT BY REV. HAROLD ROLAND RWe Need a Rededication In Loving Concern For the Lost Souls "My dMln and prayer to God is for their salvation." Rom. 10:1 Have you as a Christian ever had a burning desire for the salvation of a special or a particular person? Your domi nant desire or prayer was for the salvation of that person. It could have been a friend or a loved one. If not, you need to focus your loving concern as a Christian upon some such person. Those of us who have not had this focus of love for another person have really missed something that is vital and for our live*. Presently I have two such per; sons as the focus of my con cern. The one is an alcoholic and the other is a man who has lived many years and has not yet made a decision for Christ the Savior. I am still working and praying but the persons as of now have not found salva tion. It will be a great day of re joicing when either one is saved. You may make your ap proach clothed in the win someness of love. You may come in the very essence of WHEN PRAYER IS WORTHLESS Editor Carolina Times Just why thousands of sheep and cattle should die for a lack of rain no one could de termine. Was God cruel? The worst drought we had ever seen had struck Cape Colony, South Africa. This is the home of wealthy Caucasions and is far more "up-to-date" than many places in America; but now their pride was laid low. Goversment officials and scien tists were at their wit's end. Prayer was made by thousands but apparently to no avail. Finally Prime Minister Hert zog, who had a keener percep tiis thas masy rulers, recog nized this drought as a call of God to repentance. He pro claimed a day (not of prayer alone) but a day of "Humilia tion than many rulers, recog that as far as possible all places of business should be closed and all churches opened for prayer on that day from noon until three o'clock, p.m. This plan worked beautifully Business and professional men and women went to church and humbly asked pardon for their sins of commission and omis sion. Cod answered in a hurry. The rain came in great tor rents and the country was saved. On a recent early morning I was in earnest prayer for Viet» Nam. ' The Heavenly Father drew graciously near until 1 realized that I was in the im mediate presence of God. With my soul's vision I sensed His beautiful smile as He told me that with the greatest ease and alacrity He could relieve America of all of her troubles if she would only repent. Grace. But the decision ulti whom you have focused your loving concern. You must re spect the freedom and dignity of the person. The decision must come from within. Tie salvation of a soul does not not come by automation. Most certainly it is not a push but ton affair. Christ knocks at the door of the soul but the indi vidual must decide to let the Savior in. The Savior stands in love pleading but He does not force his way in. But it is a great experience to have this deep desire and prayer for the salvation of the soul of an other hjiman being. J} > \ There are some ninety mil lion souls in this our nation who know not the Christ as Savior. Church membership will possibly run some one hundred six million. And there are some six million alcoholics —those who have lost control of their drinking. The unsaved ones need saving. The alco holics need restoration or re habilitation. We Christians thus have our work cut out for us. It is our responsibility to bring to bear God'rf redeeming love Letter to the Editor "Behold the Lord's hand is —not shortened that it cannot save, neither His ear heavy that it cannot hear: but your iniquities have separated be tween you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear." lsaiah 59:1, 2. And now that we know how to win in Vietnam without fir ing a gun or losing a life, let us go to our knees and numbly confess our failures and short comings to Him who has said, "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." I John 1:9. That's simple. No harm done, and we will be better off in this life and in the next by so doing. Mrs. E. E. Shelhamer Winona Lake, Ind. Editor The Carolina Times "Hear ye! Hear ye! Hear ye!" Black men of America, we are on a wrong revolution, a revo lution that within itself is not worth a damn. Yes, we are go ing to war this summer over 'Freedom,' but the price of victory will be ashes In our mouths. Although I am just a young lad, I have never seen war prove but one thing, and, that being who is the stronger between two or more contend ing forces. I have never seen , war prove who was right or who was wrong, just who is the stronger. If I argue that we are on a wrong revolution, then it be comes my categorical, impera tive duty to choose a revolution and fight for its understanding. Thusly, come, let us reason to gether. Is it not a fact that the basic worth of a people I as revealed in Christ to save mately must come from the one and reclaim these people. The Savior died for their redemp tion. We, in love, must move out to reclaim these people. Too long have we neglected our Christian duty. Are we becoming too smug, satisfied and complacent in the Church to reach out to save and re claim these people? We need a rededication in loving concern for the lost souls around us. We pass these people blindly on our way to church and Sunday School. Maybe for oaf Sunday out of each month f«r *. yew. w*> should stop Morning Worship and Sunday School and go to these people in the humble spirit of Christ's redeeming love. Remember we have been called to rescue the perishing and care for the dying. How long will we exclude these needy souls from our loving concern? Maybe we all need to say with that beautiful hymn of consecration 'Take my life and let it be consecrated Lord to Thee." or a civilization is always meas ured by its technological ad vancement? If this is the case, is it improper reasoning to as sume that the only true path way to 'Freedom' is 'Know ledge!" For once man learns, is he not in a much better posi tion to learn, and as he learns, does he not raise himself and the total lot of the community along with hjpn? Therefore, in concluding, I beg of you, if we must go to war, let us fight ignorance, crime, alcoholism, etc., and all things shall be added unto us. Moses Williams, Pres. Monmouth County, N. J. Progressive Society Yes, We All Talk By MARCUS BOULWARE UNITED NATIONS PROCEDURE Those who have watched the recent proceeding of the Secu rity Council of the United Na tions should be impressed with the display of good parliamen tary procedure, as well as the the courtesy of the delegates. For instance, "Mr. President, I yield the floor to the distin guis he d representative of Israel." This should serve to en courage club members to study parliamentary procedure and practice it correctly. And for goodness sakes, members ought to study the requirement of the substitute motion. Under its name, the greatest amount of confusion can be created. READERS: For my free pamphlet "Speech at the Dance." send two stamps and Cltf Published every Saturday at Durham, N. C. by United Publisher*, Inc. L. E. AUSTIN, Publisher SAMUEL L. BRICKJS Managing Editor J ELWOOD CARTER Advertising Manager Second Class Postage Paid at Durham, N. C. 27702 SUBSCRIPTION RATES $5.00 per year plus (15c tax in N. C.) anywhere in the U.S., and Canada and to servicemen Over seas; Foreign, $7.50 per year, Single copy 20c. PRINCIPAL OFFICE LOCATED AT 438 E. PXTTICHEW STRICT, DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA 27702 To Be Equal BJ WHITNIX M. YOUNG JB. Frauds In The r'S TOUGH enough to be poor and discriminated against, but th« poor in the ghetto also pay a "color tax" in the form of higher costs for food, housing, credit, and inadequate services due to discrimination. And they are also the victims of out-right fraud. Consumer frauds and cheating cost the nation many billions of dollars per year, a cost paid mainly by the poor who are victimized by these practices. Another loser is the legitimate businessman who loses sales to the crooked outfits and who often is tagged with the distrust caused by the crooks who prey on the poor. Not that all of them are crooks in the eyes of the law. The law doesn't cover many sharp practices and the poor, who are likely to be KX ■ —'ifciifirrWi ' ess educated, fall for many a dodge which may | be legal, but is dishonest and unfair. A fraud by . any other name is a fraud. PS One of the ways poor consumers are victimized is through excessive credit charges. Since poor I don't always have the cash to buy the things they need, and since they can't get the credit they need KISBvMi from banks which consider them poor risks, they Mwfi buy on time. Even legitimate businesses rarely tell ■PNHKif a customer how much real interest he is paying. For example a monthly interest charge of IVi VIH percent a month could figure out to 18 percent MR. YOUNG a year. Example Of Common Frauds A New York 1 housewife who brought a freezer unit offers an example of the frauds which are so common. She called a company which advertised a plan on television and the salesman said she would save so much on food that the freezer would be free. She signed a con tract for a freezer priced at $995 and two months of meat and frozen food at $lB9. With three years of credit and other charges, the bill came to $1,454 without the food. The "two months" of food ran out in five weeks, and when she realized she Had been gypped, the housewife turned to the Legal Aid Society for help. They got her out of the contract, but the real moral of the story is found in the fact that a comparable freezer in a reputable store sold for s4s9—about SI,OOO less than the shady deal she was trapped into. If you are victimized by frauds, complain to the state and local authorities whose business it is to stop consumer frauds and to the Better Business Bureau. Door-to-door salesmen with furniture, books, and other goodies, should be checked out carefully before anything is signed. They may be perfectly legitimate, but too many people hava signed contracts and ended up regretting that they did. A common practice is for outfits to sell goods on the installment plan and then sell the contract to a credit company or a bank which then collects the installments from the customer. If something is wrong with the merchandise, the original company can't be found and the credit company is free from any responsibility. Senate Unit Probes Shady Deals The Senate Bahking Committee recently heard 'Some testimony from people who had been victimized by these credits sharks. One Jersey City man bought a $124 television set to be paid by monthly install ments of $17.50 adding up to a 229 percent interest rata—morSUlan ***** alone - -Union Continued from front page Daye, Fred Suitt. The Credit Committee elected Cozart as Chairman. The office of the UOCI Fed eral Credit Union will be at 213Vfe W. Main Street at the United Organization For Com munity Improvement office. The winner and runner-up of the UOCI Emblem Contest was announced at the meeting Sat urday. L. D. Medlin, the runn er-up, was presented an award and a prize for his drawing. Burnice Parker's drawing was selected to be used as the official United Organization for Community Improvement Em blem. Parker is a ninth grade stu dent at Whitted Junior High School. -Winners ing ribbons were Miss Marion cers ' Anderson, the Y-Teens, Mrs. Fannie T. Newsome, Mrs. Viola i i ■« "" Bishop and the Adult Club Scrapbook from Rich Square. I IvUlvJ -Masons Continued from front page new automobile will be given away to the person holding the lucky ticket. The Most Excellent Chapter of Holy Royal Arch Masons, State of North Carolina is the Official Host and the arrange ments are under the supervi sion of E. C. Turner, Grand High Priest, and a resident of Durham. According to Turner, everything is in readiness for the grand setting and all roads lead to Durham's Jack Tar Ho tel, June 24-28. -Prof Continued from front page study on "Carcinogenic Sub stances in Tobacco Smoke." He served with the Canada De partment of Agriculture on re search work with pesticides for eight years prior to coming to A. and T. He is married to the former Miss Santosh Dhenda and the couple has four children. a long .self-addressed business envelope to M. H. Boulware, Florida A. and M. University, Box 3)0-A, Tallahassee, Florida 32307. --WSRC Continued from front page its policies, plans and objec tives." Persons involved in or affect ed by Redevelopment Commis sion activities will appear on the program. A person may write or call the Redevelop ment Commission and have a specific question answered on the air. -King Continued from front page turn its attention to the break down of law in the South." When the schools opened, mobs of white men attacked Negro children on the way to and from John Rundle High School and Lizzie Horn Ele mentary School. Much of the brutality took place in full view of law-enforcement offi- Continued from front page duced Drs. J. E. Campbell of Durham and F. W. Harris of Asheville, presidents of the dental and pharmaceutical divi sions, respectively. The guest speaker was Rob ert M. Nash, Chief, Office of Equal Health Opportunity, Washington, D. whose subject was "Anp&ica's White Problem," equafed the racial prejudices-in this country with that of a grave and highly com municable disease which con t i n u o us 1 y and increasingly threatens our whole society. Stating that the disease of prejudice has reached "epi demic proportions" and being directed primarily upon the Negro, Nash emphasized the immediate need for a gigantic attack by the Federal Govern ment in an all-out national ef fort iWfcias* tiie cause crt ra cial prejudices, an attack com parable to the "eradication of small pox a generation ago, p?- ralitic poliomyelitis a decade ago, or measles more recent ly." Following the address by Nash, Dr. Lionel F. Swan of Detroit, President-elect, Na tional Medical Association, in stalled . the new officers. They are Dr. S. J. Cochran, Weldon, president-elect, and Dr. J. P. Green, Henderson, president.