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Spurns South’s
Threat To Bolt
Democrat Party
WASHINGTON ignoring thi • -:1> of parly ;
sion by Southern Democrats, President Truman this ween ;
sent Congress a -1,000-word message demanding laws to;
safeguard the rights of minorities in America if this na
tion is to continue as “a s.vmboi of hop.'’ to oppivssee
peoples in other lands.
The President's message, a 10
point charter of human rights,
•walled for enactment of laws to set
an a perman: nt full employment
commission and to abolish lynch
ing. the poll tax, travel jim ciw
and what ho termed “othn in
vidious forms of discrimination
In delivering the message Mr.
Tr u m n completely ignored
strong protests from Southern po
liticians and Congressmen who
had threatened to bolt the pa. tv
if the Administration persisted in
its alleged espousal oi “anti
Southern" logtslaiton."
These proti si.-; and threat:- wm
aroused hist voar following !he
report and recommendations oi'
«Continued on >..nk page
American , Veleran s Commute.’
has asked Defense Secretary, hor
resta! to extend to me Depart
ment of Army and Air the sam
policv of racial non-diacrmiina
iion which he introduced in toe
Navy while S-. creiary o! that de
Navy Srcvet.p v Suhivan m
answer to an AVC inouir l fim
jv n‘lterated- ms jttrtwtonS’'
determination that there should
be m that cU-pai intent "rt • _ dss
tine tion between individuals
wearing the n.c a l uniform the
uniform of snv .omed «t-rv : ee o<
th: 1 T S.. h< -. -<•- f
or creed."
But Col. C <■ Bird on- • .! the
Army's Legislative and Lease
Division, said i: had lone •. .n ..
ered the utilization of Negro pe r
soar, el consonant with its desiio
to achieve the maximur > fe-’
tivem ss, i cited p: ,-siwK
beneficial nolit :**s adopted ir> the
past with • ... ..1 t Nh g* sol
The basic n--l>cv he wrote, en
visions comp:. intenspersal nl
*?«’> assignment on the basis c
individual ability, for white and
Negro personnel in overhead and
special units—and assignment of
small Negro organzations of com
hat service tv. •?>; as organic parts
of large white units.
The department intends to con
tinue this policv and proceed v.i
pat it into efiect in its con tint i
mg effort to make the best possi
ble use of available man-power
'tr mie i n . aca p-igt->
_ Sipuel Case Now Back
In U. S, Supreme Court
attorneys Thurgood Marshall and :
Aoidf. Hall returned the case oi
Ada Lois Sipuel- the 23 year old ,
Negro woman who was refuse-’. •
admission 10 the law school rs j ’
the University oi Oklahoma, to |
the United States Court
.ir January 2r ; *o charge that the oi Oklahoma violated tin
court’s mandate ol January 12 to
admit her.
Two weeks ago f:u- Suprem ' s
Court directe 1 that ©klahors i ;
must jaunediatc- iv provide u
gal education for Miss Sipu-r!
equal to that „vai table to white
At that nmc the* high tour ;
declared: "The petiticnei is ».-n ,
titled to secure legal education «>f
forded by state institutions .
The state must provide it foi ho- f
in conformity with the equal pm
lection clause -.f the Fourteen* s !
Amendment and provide it a
soon as it doe for applicants of j
any other group.’
As a result of this decision. |
however, the State or Oklahoma, j
instead of admitting Miss Sipuel [
to the state university, set up a j
se- para t e three-profossoi law !
.school so: he:-.
Claiming that the facilities,,-1f 1
such a law- sen. 01, established so ;
one- person, cannot possibly be I
equal to those offered by the Urn - :
-versity of Oklahoma, the NAACP
”Jawryers have petitioned the Su
prerm Court for n writ of mar; I
d&mn% to compel the state to open
the university law school to Miss
in a further attempt to break
tCoououfa on back page;
wWwtl V
Ur. Ra'ph .1. Bunche. principal
secretary t'nited Natures Corami'-
sion which is to sapervies hates
Pile partition. ;nd which lias ore
of thi. liirsi. tlifli. lilt diplomatic
task- in history taring it. Or. ,
Bui flu - selection is ,t real tri- j
bute to his sterling ability.
' ar/l trover- i<y Ph, !>.. I.
Or. Bundle ’ wiihj|
•Jew rd » uvncli. tin l > OlvS
ICC cf ' ! .7,~.1:■ r -.» .* h * '
Department ot Stale btfore join
tug the l. N. secretariat. AM
Demand i
Chance I
! i C) .EVFI..AN]> •' AXr i • £qi;..'.
I ! -TO fireman werv denv. nd-;-d th*?-
. I -rorp. jt\' o\,i‘'Wor> of s imheaMt?: n
Th RLF'K i\%k od '‘comp}(-\-
■ emoioytfd. one! i'qiiuHu in ‘
■ . -pportunity of promotion to
Mohandas K. Gandhi Dies
Mohandas K. Oandhi, the high horn Hindu who for
sook Hit tenets ot ms faith and the physical comforts of
a lucrative taw practice to don sackcloth, and lead In
dia's ini!lions to independence is dead
Ih aie cam* to the 78-.vear~;>iu a pestle of non-vio
lence sudd<-niy and violent y as he fell before an as
sa sin’s bullets while h<*ad-;d for an evening prayer-meet
Ever- in death he shewed -he just >fical ion for his n!
•’Mahatma". tr« Great Suuk-.i One, ior a.* tie lay dying he raise.l
his hand to his I’uuic-.d .n me Hindu yustiu.- -ri forgiveness. j
Ncuny thirfy-fivi. year- ago he initiated tin practice <u cmi j,
i disobedience and non-vioscr< , broagn which he honed to .frc« j
I India's 400 million population from British rule.
'll-, lived to his. dream of an Indian indepi n donee. out J •
not that -a mc.h was closer to his heart, peace among h:s countrj - -
i castes, sects and laces.
Shortly before his death he had again resulted to his weapon
1 of the hunger strike which had been used so effectively againsi
1 the British. This time, however, he used it in an effort to bring
| peace among his people.
.He failed for his death was the ow&sion lor intensified strut j
| and bloodshed among hi.-, people.
I <5
BESSEMER. Ala. iG- -- Agree -
; jng to the demand o£ the Uni ltd *
j Public Workers Union iCIO) Uia .;
wage.- for .imder-piiid Negro iabot -1
or* V- equalized. * the R mki ; I
jCiiy Commission voted to increase!
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AnalnranA ofc eir.uil crxiiMilovC !
h .ichlUfOK lor Nogrot v rnovwa a nep I
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ioJllCi'H? its hv<t V* 3Gi !V i-cDoivhr-: j
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I noimced Xhe <1 rairp i • .-.g of 11u v ip t H 'f& i
..RoinEt colored stlidcnis
l Tn(■ schools. kir. r Roe nctioc rj'c |
* t m*.'. vJ ni v v..'; yiit • ■ ’ ■ ■ k•i c s ■ - i
i *av:. ->i lv . sv 4l t
iNeijiprfe. me jMfttttv- y. ..o \
'mads vdi»i»nlj|. in nviiMr? .gsp.■ t
: the yktQ|;igy
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'• sfrlMfilws. adm-f^ibrs
■'('ominret otr'riaew page) ’■
s Equal
For Race
' <:<:. n t -court deci c l ui supp'O n :n *
,-, r unf;-o v 'Tv dirrriiwa;, \c |
il: ;At •! MW: U. S. SUp* oilK' WEil I
•: h that federal ■ m.’. tv-v jut- i
isd etioi’i in such vae.s. L-uM Odo-1
in. me IV > Circim omir’. in O-s- !
.here wages of tht workers $lB,.Mf
l,i month.
The increase amounting to S;M, •-*:*
Mor ih-. 225 workers proved to be,
j» double victory for tit.■ CIOs un ,
! juizubun campaign.
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The iv.rn iH/Un &bovr
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i A' |ii'p>i<t> 21 i Oi fi'dni, r )«OJS
!t{. \rlUnr llou r i« ahiiul
• chi .wars to ' »uri. tedfd
!>\ Sir Malcolm Mi 1 wlvi
j hr ‘:l niiw.t' for domii oih* ytar
’ hefttre turning- in ins rt'wgnathv-'
-mti |tjvUH- tin %va> for appoiai
mmt fd hi. SZ. Oli-ii Lanier as
.icting preside Fit
Trustees Clear
Him Os Charges
HAMPTON. V- T'e attains
HamptOi. bust inch. r.arkv.4 iy
r.,- srly B. decudr o. setmus -:idtn*ti>-
istrativ ■ profok ms. m.cbrd anoihf-
- rk *r. ill - Fi c p ?.
8. iderr- .•:> tendered h, r< suAiaf-u
to ‘-'l: i:ar a fn-nv.- n> u> years a.
■p' ; . .., ;. -j; I.a tIOUS ■
\-Boaimei 8 gm \
• ..gmuon. which .-came in tiis -
1, r.. -.:i-.cic-rs Week obsc 1 11• 1
vj.necs, follow i d a sever-.hour meet '
of use Inrtuun'i Board
i,iv • during wh'ch a commit
-j,;... reuert of his acimini t rat ion v,
• ..isideved and adopted.
This r> port de red the formed
iooklyn Colieg.- Dean of charged
-lack oi integrity, eo: rcian. m.p |
, ;,ri: v niocraMi nation ana con .
lesion in carrying out program j
-n idc last October attt-* mass morn -j
• n§s giurinr- which students faculty?
.!,■ i.-luinni voted overwhetoaingljf
or his ouster.
Another Virginia School
Equalization Suit Looms
As 4 Counties Go To Court
RICHMOND A’.'P - - It apl*T- ;
; '-*q 1 A v. .--i; thnl ate- e- Virc..-e
.- unty would soon be nvolvr,3|it ;
{a suit to compel .wtr>n for 3:
i c.i,l o'u Mt -of .xhtcair.'-u al i.u>
jms iuv its Negro and white pupb i
j gVmr i-oMi'.ti j, ••• beady in s
courts on thft same issue.
Vtsi likely Pnnres- Arne C< *.
j ty. which r-as ruff. <■ ecr.s.dt*
t,le unf vorah!.- publicity bocase j
lof the re; teo c-'-ndi'u-.-m of its S
! .-j o schools will be tfe nt-xf uuii'
o- legal . !•■'. 1, ■ MA/ii
I Tlv-'-c v/er, the tk'-v iopraeiite |s:
-] surv. y<s'i ir, oducators it si c if ■
i Spr- -ike lor Uf'nii? f-'ri'neess Afi
Co.'V.iuiu-u on p-rje vighl
tST*#' • IF?
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I. tS'M;
Or f in', r. th. onb Xesr. 1 to
hr ad list- institution, wa - suc
ceeded i-y Or. Bridgman in !f)S4.
Saturday in the midst of tou .ii
m v. ,i; observance;.. Or. Biidt.
rii n tc idrrwi bis r». »i* v nati«n hi
.*,rt aura whirls school trusts os >(•:
scribed a- -One ■„,(!<. and «<•# p
seab d npp«;sitiwn .v 1• i h is s cry
Ci ious.
term roxim io\s
D espiie : .tv u♦•; i i r,: rnr> us .cce p is. *u: e ;
n a
to Dv. Brk: iimau which
Consideration of tho rggldtra'liott. •
vvh ih :> n: Iran termed
effective -no’ latei tb.m Angus*
31" was tabled by the &>ard. hov ■
ever, pending '‘an opp .rnsaity ; a
decisive action, '
Tec Trustees, in announcm:-
r;-lunation and their action. plead
ed with the Instil-..'• 3.700 <>
dints and 300-roe nn.u?i faculty (or
ii-.vir ceopceanoji “d unrig tht
.-•ition period**’
During the mass me tings held
. last Oncbe.i the students voted 522
ho 3 for hr dismir-ab Tnc facul’.
| voted ?upp-m-d such action t.v a
coats! ut A ’> to 5. A majority of - 1
shi student bod’ ana 'he !at-u! v.
Con iriii'si on pag- eight
14th Amendment Burned
NORMAN, Okla. One
thousand white students of
the University of Oklahoma
held a mass demonstration
her* Thursday denouncing
the university officials fbr
failure to admit Negro slu
dents to the school.
Loudspeakers were set up
in front of the administration
building >..!n fne campus and j
speeches were made by read
ers of the group, vigorously
supporting the NAACP ac
tion to open the school to all ;
students regardless of race or
co!o*“, ,j
%:f g
Brothers Will Meet
Uler Four Decades
RAMIIGH til.- it tv. 1 w.
• '•lif' p.tslivr til (he Fay etu vsi)<-
Baptist Chuivh wil 1 It-avt Ka
ieigh this wt- K ioi Ciiiply,
i'hi.. ami a {■’ day reunion
■ :ih hi- brother George, whom
in has not seen for 4*> years.
Tile Rev. Mr. j«ms an.i his
iiiftiher were b«in ;.t Wilson
*.‘iis. N. ( where the former
resident until 15 years ago when
he came to Raleigh to accept
FayetteviUe Baptist pastorate.
ATLANTA Tit-. Ford Molo.
:\ jv,j it; Ge> -rgi.y
■brough hs . Jtisiria: relations dop
r-rvisor. Rob? ri C. Cninu stated in
:i recent conierencv with Nelson C,
Jackson and Robert A. Thompson
1 l?.-'can La , :e repivscicativeiN that
-as l:. : tile Ford is con
cerned in Atlanta, tlitrc sa ill be
; \{_i dtisceaTunation in hiring, fine
.-non will be used to their fullcs'
rapacities wiht regard to skills.
Jackson, the Nationsl Urban Lea
gue’s So-nhero Field Director, an J
Cuntituied on page eight
During the demonstration,
the 14th Amendment io the
U. S. Constitution was read
Jo the crowd, declared nulli
fied by the action of the Uni
versity officials, and burned.
The ashes were then collected
and a greup of 100 students
marched to the local post of
fice to mail them to President
Roscoe Dunj *e, NAACP
board member from Oklaho
ma, reports that the students
l arc raising a large fund on
the campus to help the
i cuvtion in the case.
-Washington. D. C. Dr. i j
K. Franklin Frazier, eminent j
scholar and Head of the Depart- j
ment. oi Sociology- a! Howard :
University, hiss assumed the of- :
ficc f Pirsiiu r.t of the Anier'-
r : 'i 1. i S< H U.'tV 105' 1940. i
according to «ri announcement |
I.- :.., by D. James M. Nabrit, i
Jr. SiCi’etarv ■>: the I'niversity. !
Ik- was c-k-ct: u • i,« n; of the j
w■i.mniznti.jn its aanuai meet- j
hera r@ce.ifis' at. the femme-1
Ire Hotel, in N-cw Yprk City.
Ad is the- first Negro to be elect- j
; *■-- that r-vy’.scn. i
v. * ■: "V-e-S knowti hi> ;
.-nv. books and articles ba«r-d •
ip..?* spciofcsriv'si stnnir-3. has bold j
■iWaf responsible positions in i
t:-a* orguairation in the past. Hoi
m v.';i as fi:-'t vice-president of j
: iu- soci.-ty last year, and has!
- . n a mtii'.b.'i' (f the society’s]
executive committee, and a for- j
Continued tm page eight
Wilmington Mayor Favors
Employing Race Police
FLINT. Mich .ANP) - An out-j
! spoken attack against th,e votin-.- |
■y;-ton is ol Georgia and South Car- j
j lina was made here last week uy i
- \-Georgia Gov. EllL Arnali. j
| Speaking before a meeting in Flirt’ I
j Town Hall, ht declared.
I While we are speaking for jus-I
! tiee to small nations, let us spear j
I out for justice to all groups in th’J
j United Slates,"
! Pointing to the voting system 1;. I
I South Carolina, and pa: ticularly *o|
| lormer Secretary of State James .' ;
by rnes. he continued:
' While a -formei secretary ol'
hate was pleading in UN assembly j
foi the right of the Bulgars to vote <
•me third of the people in his owe j
.. fate could not vote.
“We of the south know our own :
faults and are trying to correct'
them,” he asserted, and criticized
the north for tolerating "disgrace :
Sul slums, suffering and prejudice- -i
GREENSBORO - Unary A. Will ;
lace's Presidential campaign wa: |
launched here last night with the i
fo' mation of a state committee *r ,
late circulating petitions to pu; tfiei
Progressive Pare of North Carolina J
on the ballot next November.
Some 30 represeniaitves of late* I
'.arm. yen ran. white collar and slu j
cteni groups from a dozen counties]
met in Guilford County Courthouse
and set in motion organization oJ i
the »ch* political party. Miss Maty
Price Greensboro, retiring Seer a
- isi’y of the Cnnmmet fur North
Carolina, was elec led state chair
Ripping into "machine misrule” {
jo\ the (wo old panic a policy
! statement unanimously adopted j
i said. “The time for a real house- ,
I cleaning has come and the Frogres-1
j RAt tIIGH —D. J. Bustee Davis,
j ptonunent physician and civic
! ( Hue! was eiected president of
i, lie Ratep-h Branch of the Natiots
| ;;1 Association for .he Advancement
joi Cob-red People last yv ok fol -
! it;wing the retirement of A. C
| Parrish.
Dr. Davis, a roemb-t of the North
Cutolinu Interracial Co imi'iet and
■•tn a.a-.--:: chain •
| pion of race ad-
an r.unmis
j I|P||| Sie-w University
: . Mlaß and Mchai ry a»a
sR. *h a s piaciictd
g-mr-ci'■< io it- Noi-tvi
£ CascU-... for moc
l- Ms" than 22 years.
Oibi officers
iKS “ 9BJS ‘ : elected by the
j DH DAVIS branch included.
Ed'-v.,rd Ftnchcf,
vice president; Tinsley L Spvag
j. .•• \ec\itivf scnreU.ry: Clifton
I Sills, treasurer and T. H. Roberts
I financial swretary
' Committee eh,omen elected were;
j AKurno.i Merman Taylor. Legal
j Redress: Janies Shepard. Legisia
i five Zack Ellis, Membership; W. L.
; Greene, Kviueation; Ji, - n tl- Ricky.
1 Entertainment; Eunice Tucker. Lo
| to; and Industry Vp. Tippet; aud
j the Lvov Mi-Criay Youth Work,
; end the R ••. P. H. Johnson, Cum-
S mltti-e Coordinator,
j The new president. who roain
• tains his office and residence in
. Fuquay Springs, was installed with
1 the -tiler officers la. week and
j pledged hi.- most act: rnvined of
| for:« tow;.id the most, successful
1 «ts; t■, an of 0>« isbr-nen’s IW-i
| pro;.- ■. n *
| L addition to his mater eentri--
iUlfcow! . it#
■ed • vYho's Who in Ammont
Medicit,- ”is a m*tnh«r of the Feed
j cutivc Board of the National Mcdi
j cal Ass ociation, a deacon of the
I Main St reel Bapiist Church of
! Lotiisburg. and member of the
Chamber of Commerce of Fnquay
| Springs,
White of Wilmington said he lav*
< *employinf-nt of Negro police*
- - n in Wilmington because he said
he sees no reason why they wib
not make good policemen in s
;t;.teme-nt to a delegation of Negro
citizens here Wednesday.
M.-.yor White ma ••• hts statement
ai’tei the delegation had presented
their cast- to the- r gular morning
e.<sion of he City Council and Dr.
L. w .Upperman hud cited stat'is*
! tics showing that Negro policemen
h; ve been successfully employed it:
Asheville. Charlotte. Greensboro.
High Point. Raleign and Durham
; ami read letters from chiefs ot pc
lice- praising the work oi Negro of*
' Leers.
•if Negroes arc- going to play
; a part in our progress," Mayor
; White said. "1. for one, won’t stout
: - n thier way. W< must remembe;
that Negroes fougat side by side
with om white sholdiers in tiie
; war. and I. personally, see no rea
. son why they won't make good
j policemen."
j Led by the Rev. Irving Boone,
(president of the Citizen’s Council.
I and Dr. Upperman the spokesmen
i requested that N-. gro policemen
be appointed for belter enforce*
! meat •>! law a mom * Negroes and
as an indication that Wilmington’s
; progress equals progress in other
southern cities.
: sivt party pledges to do it." with
| a grass roots, people's movement.’
Additional members of an Execu
j tive Committee are Louis Austin,
j Durham, newspaptu editor; J. Hen
Jry Minor, Winston-Salem, World
War li veteran and labor leader:
i John W. Stubbs Brown Summit
j farmer; and William Richardson,
j Jr., Goldsboro. World War 11 vei
eran and student leader, vice chair -
I man. Also elected were Tinsley L
Spraggins. Raleigh teacher, tresis
urer, Edwin Bjorkman. Asheville
writer, membership secretary: Dor
■ oihy Arnett, Greensboro, student,
| recording secretary: Elmer i. Nich
; ols. Winston-Salem electrical work-
C-i nd World War II veteian: anti
j Mrs. Gertrude Greene. Kinston «o«
banco worker.
i iContiaued on back page)

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