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Commencement Week Exercises
SOLON Pi im
WASHINGTON >A\P) - -Am.
William Loncor <!■!.. I). D.
nouneed Wednesday 'hat he
introduce an amendment to b.u "•->
So in- of racial Mgiv.nion a.'-.i- .
any draft and that ivmild i
vigo roust 3y fords acLpfion.
He said that hit amt ..Sac-,:
WOUiQ bo iiMUoiOfi in ' Mgli,' ; ■
cannot bo ciicu.ViVOiK.v. .... wo- ,S
week anti-discrimi tail r; -c.-r: i• f
the i 9-1-0 s- ietiUve s.: , ad i
slruc-J by »hv army in.? to n c 1 •
Tile North DiSa' S: .'/‘note,. v! :
the press that he 'voik i .; - j in!; ~
once amendmevi! i to me diaf; s.ii
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AS RALEIGH WENT TO
POLLS At the top. Judge
C. D. Helii,burton hands a
bnlku to Mrs. Odessa Strick
land as she prepares to vote at
the Tenth Precinct. Also shown
#xe Judge F. 3. Carnage and
KA! .It! I (Til NORTH UAROLINA WEEK KXIM \(i SATURDAY, -JUNK 5, 1‘) 18
Receive 1. degrees
At Sha w-St. Aug.,
3 Honorary Degrees
Climax Shaw Finals
at 83rd Commencement Exercises
held Monday afternoon in Moni
i orial Auditorium. The class rep
resented candidates hi both the
College of Arts and Science ami
. in the School of Religion.
: In addition, to these degrees j
. iContinued on page four)
Mrs. Roberta Mitchell, regis
In the lewer picture Mrs, Sa
die Giles cast her ballot at the
18th Precinct. Also shown from
left 5.3 right are: Mrs. Louise j
J McKtendca, regisisai;; David 1
St, Augustine Grads
Hear Erwin Speak
Forty.six candidate:,, repre-
j ~ 4 . ... a < u i: , ; v
v-'g.re - nd ibni.jn'as at the 81st
Cr'rnmeneennmt at St. Augus
tine’s (Jr liege, M,n 26. Kiev, n o:
tii*; 17 men in the -graduating
chess were World II veterans.
Or. Clyde A. Erwin, N. C. su
: e .-intendent of public vnstruc
»Continued ~r. page four)
A. Harris, precinct chairman;
Mrs. Gertrude Harris, judge.
Thomas Wade, and W. H. Ful
I —CAROLINIAN photos
i By Shephard, -
! \vo Negroes On Jury
Hold Takes luree
I lours To Serve Meal
Oklahoma City (ANP) —ls
Judge Baker Meione of the
district court here wondered
what happened Jo his jury
and balift one evening last
week when they went out
tor supper, he should have
stepped by the Biltmcre ho
For three hours hotel
workers from a lowly wait
ress to the manager tried to
figure out a "suitable" seat
ing scheme before they final
ly decided lo feed the haras
sed and hungry jury and
bailiff. The reason for the
delay was the fact that two
members of the jury were
First, the woman coffee
shop manager pointed tow
ard the kitchen to jurors J.
S. Little-page and Earnest
Ferguson as the place for
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Dixie Educators Oppose
Regional College Plan,
School Head Poll Shows
RALEIGH - A lnr.jonty of ed
ueators in southern Noyro col: ?„us
look with disfavor oti the scgrey at
d regional college pi: n. it was dis
posed in a poll taken ; ,v William N'
Smith of Sh;.v. Un:v .1: ity in La
The survey whit!. constituted'
Chicago (ANP) Police here
captured throe membt rs of a
group of tight accused of operat
ing a SIOO,OOO swindle racket in
housing, last week. W. 11. Gar
rotte. 30,. said to 'be the leader
of the group, and four others are
still at large.
Those captured were Miss
Dorothy Doyle. 24; Miss Eliza
beth Cotton, 34, and Aubrie
Woodall, 35, ail licensed real es
Police are still seeking Gar
rette. Theodore Baxter, 32: R. H.
Jenkins, 3ft: Walter Brewere, 24,
end Jayw< 10 d McClann.
According to Asst. State's At
torney Thomas Kilroy. more than
100 victims have accused this
group of taking over SIOO,OOO in
real estate deals. Three firms, the
W. H. Garrett! and Co., the
Wentworth Realty Co., and the
Drexel Realty Co., were impli
cated in those deals, Kilroy said..
Garrotte’:: group, he explained,
Continued on page eight
Social Security Asked
For Farm And Domestic
Workers By President
Washington (AMP) Expan
sion of the present social scour- 1
ity laws to cover 20 million ad
ditional workers, including farm
laborers and domestic employes,
was requested Monday by Prosi-1
dent Truman in a special mes- 1
sage to congress.
Irt addition to asking for an
1 xpansion of coverage and an in l
crease of 50 percet in the amount
being paid retired workers, Tru-!
[ man made several other sweep-1
iag recommendations, among
-Vshe\ilio Refuses (lily
Auditorium tse For
Raul Robeson Speech
ASHEVILLE Paul Robe
son, singer and co-chairman of
the \\ allace Third Parly move
ment, has been denied the us ■
of the \shevitle < ity Auditot
ium for an unseen-gated mas >
met ing slated to be held in the
interests of Ihe ►North C’arolm -
Progressive Party, it was an
nounced this week.
The announcement was made
by Asheville ( tty Manager i ,
>l. Burdette who declared that
the "usual polity' -s to lease
the auditorium to eilhc-i white
or Negro groups who may des
ignate where members of the
other racial group may sit.
* Mr. Burdette .said that he saw
| no reason to change that polit y
for Mr, Robeson, who with
other members of the Progres
sive Party, h3s announced that
he will not appear before seg
an effort to obtain fa;al inforrna*
i on oil nine que.-oi.-.-m y I'toming: a.
iv.-,inal colleges for I.’egroes, was
made in preparation r-r a contei
t nee ot the Atlanta r.ll C 111z-'ns
Committee on the Southern Region
al Education Plan.
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BOYS' STATE TO
CONVENE AT W£
A program is being arvnngea
to feature outstanding .speakers
at the Second Session of Ta r
i Heels Boys’ State which will open
at North Carolina College at
Durham on June 13th. .1948. and
last through June 20th,
Boys’ State is one of the most
important efforts of the Ante: i
can Legion toward developing
the leaders of tomorrow. Th e j
program is designed to study the
Institutions of government, and
to hear lectures and discussions
by public officials, faculty mem- j
bers, and leading Legionnaires.
The hoys will spend the entire
week on the campus at North
Carolina College. A recreational :
program is being arranged, also. !
Boys attending Boys’ State are
outstanding high school seniors, (
Selected from all over North Car- ,
olina. They arc sponsored by in- 1
dividual* as well as organiza-j
tions, American Legion Posts.
Auxiliary Units, Parent-Teachers;
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them, the adjustment of benefits i
I to keep pace with the rising cosi
of living, and that women become j
eligible for old-age benefits a* .
60 instead of 65.
Also, he urged that pensioners;
he permitted to earn up to $4Ol
per month in part-time employ-:
j mefct, instead of sls at present, j
j without losing their social sc- ;
I curity, benefits.
Other Truman recommends
| tions included; unemployment ]
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FIGURE IN SHAW FINALS
—Principals in the Shaw Uni
versity Commencement finals
which were held Monday at the
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
are shown in an. informal dis
cussion shortly before the start
of the commencement proces
Those shewn from left to
right are: Dr. Frank M. Swaf
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AT ST. AUGUSTINE’S COM
MENCEMENT •■■■ Above are
shown seme of the principal
participants in the St. Augus
tine's Commencement exercises
which were held on the college
Cast For Broughton
In Negro Precincts
WHS FINALS SO
RALEIGH - Commc .cm it Ac
! dvitirr for tOS Washington *« • >
.Jk-fcool seniors Will com;- ♦... an er.ci
! Saturday evening in th>• Halgigu
Memorial Auditcnium when Mayor
|P, D. Snipes hands them i.r-etr si
; pJomas to mark the rvcerssfui c-.-r ■
j plot,ion of their high school career-;,
i The commcncemcm address wii.
Ibe delivered by Dr Alphonse Eld..r.
| president of North Carolina Collegia
lat Durham. The Rr v. C. A Kearny.
| pastor of the Davit- Si. Picabyt- r
ian Church will give the invocaUv.a
| while the benediction will be ue
i livered by the Rev. M. W. WilHara»,
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field, pas’, r of the Calvary
Baptist Church c.f New Haven,
Conn,, who delivered the com
mencement address; Dr. C. C.
Spaulding, chairman of the.
board of trustees. Mrs. How
ard Shirley Palmer, recipient
of the honorary degree cl Doc
tor cf Humane Letter*.; Dr. R.
P. Daniel, Shaw president; tho
Rev. E. M. Moore, passer cf the
campus last week.
From left to right are: Dr.
Harold L. Trigg, president of
St, Augustine’s: Bish-'p Edwin
A. Pt-nlck, president of the
board of trustees; Dr. Clyde A,
In the wake of a campaign snv
| marked by racially slanted poli.v.t' •
oratory, discussion or mass mr-et-i
j jogs, residents of Raleigh’s three
i preu.imini'eiy Negro precincts von:
, to the polls Saturday to show a j
!. urpriEmg unanimity in their choice j
!of state Democratic party can.-an
Despite a complete absence of
high - pressure campaigning. the;
eitv s Negro voterr turned out'
without incident, and ir, numj; .>
which registrars described > i
' "ulichili heavier' than in P : -- ;
More surprising, perhaps, (Ivan 1
j the number of voters who turned j
lout was the uniformity displayedj
jin their balloting. This uniform:' .
j was particularly noticeable in th*' i
j battle for U. S. Senate nomlnalior
I hew ecu ex-Governor J. Mcvi’V 1
| Broughton and incumbent Wdli.UTt j
1 8. Umstcad.
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Canaan Baptist Church of New
Yc-At, and the Rev. Thomas
Carr Graham, pastor of the
West Durham Baptist Church,
who received the degree of
Doctor ct Divinity, and Dr.
Wilbur A. Page, who delivered
Hie baccalaureate sermon Sun
day. --CAROLINIAN photo
Erwin. N. C, superintendent of
public instruction, commence
ment speaker, and Dr. Edser, E.
Blackman of Charlotte, retiring
president of the General Alum
ANSWER IS m
WASHINGTON Voicing a be
lief that Communists have done *..
>„mifKYmt job" in Arrv-ricp. Sing
. cr-Ac'O! Paul Robeson (his week
.relived to tell a Senate ComnnUt.ee
' whether or not he is s member 'A
the Communist Party.
The statement of the Phi Rota
i Kappa Rutgers graduate and for nr
>r all-American football play yr
i who has achieved international
fame as an actor, lecturer and ton
' cor: artist came during a specie.*
'Memorial Day bearing of the Stf-n
--j alt Judiciary Committee on tha
i Miuidt-Nixon Communist coulral,
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