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BRIDE Mrs. M. A, Coin , Jr., Mr. Goins is the son of Mr. and
prior to her marriage on June 5. Mrs. >l. A. Goins of Durham. Im
w*k Miss; Mary Keyed Coles, the mediately fellow iru> the wrti..mj
daughter of Mrs. Mary Carter ceremony the bride and groom
Coles and the late A. W, Coles of left t» plane for New York City.
Richmond. Virginia. 1 where they will make their home.
In Armed Forces
Washington ( ANP) The seg
relation issue which is being in
jected into the congressional fight
over selective draft, has not
chan go d President Truman's,
stand on the elimination of dis
crimination in the armed forces.
After explaining to the Presi
dent at <j news conference last
week that some supporters of the
draft act feared that its chances
for passage had been hindered
by the position he had taken, one
reporter then asked whether the
President was willing to modify
The President replied that his
request, to secretary of defense,
James A. Forrestal, still stood.
Here the Pflfesident was re re;
ring to his civil rights messae •
■to congress early in February
when he complimented the army
forth- progress it had made to
INGRAM TOTS IN NEED
New York (ANP) Rose Lee
Ingram's children urgently need
not only food and clothing, but
bed linen, blankets and spread*.-,
flu- Congress of American Wom
en announced this week following
receipt of a letter from Mrs, Gen
eva Rushin. Mrs. Rush in Is the
oldest daughter of Mrs. Ingram
and is looking after the younger
M rs. Ingram and two of her
teen-aged sons are serving life
terms following (commutation .if
ward equalizing the opportunities
in the armed services without re
gard to race, color or national
origin. He then added that he had
given instruction to the secretary
of defense to take step: to have
the remaining instances of dis
crimination in the armed services
i Nm mated as soon ns possible-.
In spite of the President’s re
quest. the so called ‘'Russell
amendment" waits In the senate
to be brought up when the draft
bill reaches the floor. This
amendment gives every draftee
the right to demand that he be
assigned to a military unit com
posed entirely of members of his
On the other'hand. Sen. Langes'
has announced that he will offer
. amendments aimed to incorpor
'Contiifiied on back nU-'s'i
their sentences from death in the
electric chair to life imprison- 1
’ merit, for the death of John Strat
ford. white tenant farmer, who
was accidentally killed as the In
grams struggled against him in
All packages for the family!
1 should be sent to Mrs. Geneva
Rushin, Box 56. RFD No. 2, Les
lie, Ga. Tne congress also urged j
that letters and gifts go to Mrs. ;
; Ingram and the two boys, Wal
lace and, Sammy, in Biff County j
jail, Macon, Ga, >
MARCH !S STAGED
AND WHITE HOUSE
By ALICE DUNNIGAN
Washington (ANP) An all
out drive for civil rights legisla
tion was lauaehed in Washington
week after 7,500 civic and social
leaders from all parts of the
country gathered in the nation's
capital to urge the passage of an
anti-lynching bill, fair employ
ment. practices legislation and an
anti-poll tax measure before the
adjournment of the 80th Con
The visitors also expressed the
strongest possible opposition to
the Mundt-Nixon bill now pend
ing before the senate judiciary
A mass meeting held at Sylvan
theater at the foot of the Wash
ington monument Wednesday ev
ening climaxed a dav of busy
activity by the delegation. Speak
ers participating in this meeting
included Paul Robeson. Hep. Vito
Marcantonio, Rep. Leo Isaacson,
Editor Percy Green, Mrs Ada
Jackson and Judge Joseph Rain
The delegates milled around on
Capitol hill the greatest portion
of the day. Dividing themselves
into groups of five, they visited
their representatives requesting
them to vote to defeat the Mundt
hill. Manv of the senators, hovv
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Mixed Dance Incident
May Cost Educator’s Job
Lynchburg, Va. (ANP) The
controversy which is raging
among some of the alumni and
, othir persons over the interracial.
dancing incident here last Feb
• i ua;-y may cost Dr. Riley B,
Montgomery his post as presi
i dent of Lynchburg college, it was
revealed hist week.
The Rev. W. Meredith Normcnt
Jr., of Martinsville. Va.. president
of the college’s alumni associa
tion, has disclosed in a letter to
alumni association members that
ther is a move on among a
i "small minority" to get sufficient j
support to force the resignation
of D r . Montgomery.
Rev. Mr. Normcnt is urging the
alumni of the college to pledge :
full support to the president of
the college and "present policies j
at the college."
T(is- minister has also urged j
Shait ? . Co-Eds Now
Eligible For NACW. Dr, I
R. P. Daniel Announces ,
Women graduates of Shaw- j
University in the future wilt
be eligible for membership ir.
the National Association of
College Women, President
Robert P, Daniel has beer,
inlLrmed by Mrs. Juanita H,
Thomas, chairman of the as
sociation's Committee on
The announcement came
following a study of the in
stitution and its unanimous
approval by both the Execu
tive Committee and the con
vention of the Nalknal As
sociation of College Women
held m March of this year.
A letter from Mrs. Thomas
to President Daniel staled:
"May we take !his opportun
ity to welcome all women
| graduates of Shaw Univer
j sity into membership <cf the
Association and to than*, you
for your cooperation ir, our
study of your institution,"
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DEAN -- Mrs. Nadine Good
man, dean of women at A Sc T
wkk visited the offices of the
CAROLINIAN while in Raleigh
lasi week for a brief stay be
tween. the closing of the regu
lar session and the opening of
Mrs. Goodman, who is a na
tive of Norweil, Mass., is a
graduate of Ractcliffe, Mass,,
made her first trip to North
Carolina about six months ago
and then returned f o accept her
Her present ambition is to
learn more about the South
eastern section of ihe country
. and then "to write a book".
alumni to write letters to the col
lege's board of trustees inform
ing the group of therr stand w in •
the president. He further request _ ‘
ed alumni to attend a meeting cf i
ministers, alumni and lay men;- i
bers of the Disciples of Christ
denomination to be held at
Lynchburg college in June.
The interracial dancing inci- j !
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TO US CONGRESS;
| WASHINGTON ( ANP) Rep.' <
I Adam Clayton Powell (D., N. Y.) i
! announced last week that <e 1 ,
| would be 2 candidate for re
i election to the 81st congress,
j The announcement was made c
|at a banquet held in honor of s
i Joseph E. Ford, Powell's political j (
j manager. 1
The New York congressman j (
j.-aid his health has been com- j
! pletely regained and according to
j his physician, he is now in bet -
iter shape than he has been in j
; years. He has been on the floor i
to vote 48 of the 50 votes taken j
iin the past four months.
| Summarizing some of his ac- ’
| complishtnents since his term in
j office, Mr. Povrell pointed out ■
. that according to a statement
1 made by President Truman, he i
j is the only congressman who has i
: offered any civil rights legisla
-1 lotion. j
j Academy Appointment
] Hr appointed a Negro to the |
: IT. S. Naval academy. who willjt
, graduate next year. This will be:)
I the first Negro to graduate from i ,
; this academv in the history of the j '
J United States.
Mr. Powell further pointed out 1
| that he is the only congressman ; t
i to oppose iTM'f or. behalf of Ne
gro people and the only congress- t
j man nnv civil rights leg- i'
* f ttniinned <os jiapr ci«ht r
The need lor acceptance of re
sponsibility with the claiming .>?
privilege was stressed to mem
bers of the Washington High
School graduating class by Dr.
Alphonso Elder, president of the
North Carolina College during
| commencement exercises held
| Saturday night in Memorial Aud
In his speech Dr, Elder called
attention to the necessity for ae
' ceptanee of the responsibilities of
adulthood, citizenship and hu
| “A? children", he said, 'Wo
hsnk that someone else is re
jfponjible for ui-. but when \v<
attain youth and adulthood we
become responsible for our
Dr Elder also criticized the
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TO SID HERE AT
Paul Robeson, noted actor, lec
turer and concert artist will ap
pear at the Raleigh Memorial
Auditorium in behalf of the Third
Party candidacy of Henry A
Wallace, it was announced this
week by Miss Maty A. Price, j
chairman of the Progressive
Party of North Carolina.
In announcing the scheduled
appearance of Robeson on June
22. Miss Price stated that the po
licy of non-segregation which
Robeson as well as Wallace and
other members of the- Progressive
Party have insisted upon will be
The N. C. Progressive Chair- j
man revealed, however, that the ;
Durham City Council had refused
a request for the rental of the
city-owned Carolina Theater to j
ihe Party unless the usual poli- ;
cies and customs affecting its -
rental were adhered to.
■‘This, said Miss Price, “was j
tantamount to the turning down i
of our iequest, since they knew i
in advance that we would not
agree to a policy of segregation.' 1
City Manager Roy S. Braden.
of Raleigh said that the issue of
segregation had not been discuss- |
ed during the negotiations with
Miss Price and Claude Dunnigan.;
publicity chairman tor the Pro- j
gressive Party in tne state.
Robeson is scheduled to sing
and to lecture on the June 22
program. Other speakers on the •
program have not. yet been an
Votes to Adr
Chicago (ANP) Negro nurses'
throughout the country may now.
be admitted to the American
Nurses association, it was voted
here by the house of delegate, of
the ANA at the biennial nursing
convention held at the Coliseum.
This action lifts the bar on j
more than 3.000 qualified Negro ■
nurses .in the south who are now J
denied membership because o“ i
SAINT MONICAS GRADU
ATES 11 Father J„ W. Tier
ney is shown presenting certifi
cates to members of the gradu
aiing class of St. Monica's
school at Commencement exer
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INGTON HIGH DIPLOMAS -
Mayor P. D. Snipes is shown
presenting a diploma to Grad
Town is Demolished,
Death Total Unknown
As Waters Still Rage
CITE MUNOT BILL
Washington i ANi'i Lc .
; Perry of 'he Wa-.bington bureau. !
; NAACP. described the JV.undi
j Nixon, so called anti-Communlst j
| bill, as a ‘'legislative dragnet'’ ini
'a statement submitted Friday in ,
1 the senate judiciary conrunitic.'-
| which held hearings on the mea
sure last week.
Perrv said tbn the definitions
. ir. the bili of what shall const: ;
; tute “suDversi-ve' activities are <«* -
vague as to place it within the j
; power of the department of jus.
| lice to declare illegal the work;
lof practically am progressive or ;
ganizat ions working for ectmom
ic. political or social bettenmm
"If the congress' passes the;
Mundt bill. ‘Tons declared, "it 1
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state bans. Ir. those southern j
states colored nurses are barred I
from district associations thus 1
j disqualifying them for stale and!
Mississippi and Oklahoma re- '
cemlv lifted their racial restric •
, Tinns. Membership ir; district ami !
state groups rmtorimticallv c-n • j
titled n nurse to membership in :
the AKA. *
cises which were held Friday
night at the Lucille Hunter
Set i!Auditorium in Raleigh,
Those who received certifi
cates were, Wilbert Wilder, Ev
erett Ricks, Elliott Harrison
uate Owen Nichols during com
mencement exercises which
were conducted Saturday night
at the Raleigh Memorial Audi
New ViM-k "The community
of Vanport lias been complete'.'-'
demolished. Five thousand Ne
groes a large portion of the -pop
• ulation, ore homeless." Edwin
Berry, Ex-ruth Secretary, Port
land Urban .League, stated m a
i report to the organization’s na
' lionat headquarters in New York
. this week.
The make-shift town, thrown
! into panic by late warnings of;
danger, was Boded within nun |
’ utes by fifteen feet of wale. .
| when the Columbia Rive tore ;
. through the weak dike- protect
mg the area.
Reports ol' casualties Bony
said, arc very conflicting and ce.
1 ii't'l y premature Associated
j Press reports have already ;n h
'■rated that no mu- know how,
; many of i.ie 18.700 Vanport res-,
; dents had perished. Portland city j
officials acirn.il that then- is no j
i way of making a complete re pc l <
jon casualties until •the river r.
cedes, matter ot weeks.
i Vanport. six-year* old suburb
of Pm Hand, oiu- of the nation’s'
largest war housing areas, was •
’ completely inundated when the j
Columbia River dikes gave we.v 1
last Sundae afternoon. The tern*
! oorary war housing, built for.
i shipyard workers and Ihcir fare- -
! dies, too flimsily const,reted f>
meet the onset of rushing flood !
i waters, collapsed miserably.
. The inhabitants had made no
i preparation to leave. According
I to Association press reports, army
i engineers had checked the dikes ’
i on Saturday, May 29, before they
! broke the next day at 4:15 p.m.,
j and released a onoicyiats lh
' end realsed a notice saying, “You I
■ will have time to leave. Don’t ;
! get excited You will be warned j
| if necessary."
Onl 1 - the Vanport Housing An* ]
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Julia Bryant, Winfred Lee,
Elaine Wcods, Jean Sanders,
Doris Hinton, Emma Jean
Sanders, Anna Hunter and
torium. AlsO shown are Wash
ington High School Principal
C. H. McClendon and Mrs, L.
MUST AWAIT NEW
JURY PANEL FOB
j Superiot Court Judge W. C.
; lion is lost week postponed the*
! .rial of John Wesley Harris who
1 is charged with murder :n the
< first degree iallowing the slay
ing of . man and the wound
ing of another in a Cabarrus St,
, junehvoom two weeks ego.
Although the stayer was: ar«
i reigned in the Wak County Set*
pen or Court. Judge Harris post
, ooned the trial pending tht draw
’ ing of a iui-y panel which cos
ta ms the- names of potential Me
i gro iurors.
Judge Harris’ action undoubt
ed !v was influenced by a recent
! State Supreme Court ruling
| which sot aside the conviction vs
•i prisoner charged with rape on
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DEMAND MW SITE
FOR LEGION MEET;
GET JAIL THREAT
j BOSTON (ANT) ■ The William
F;. Carter Po.-r- 16, a Negro post
Uvt.iCh recently asked the waiving
;of jimerow in Miami during the
i coming convention next October,
; bus been threatened b.v numerous
i letters it was revealed this week
According to Monroe Mason, psjift
' publicity office:, ne has V'TeJvea
■ man) letters from Miami rcskUsote
warring him that Negri) Amertejjn
lUegionaircs had bctW observe the
isegregation laws in else -go tv j*dL