RIGHTS BASIC SAYS TRUMAN
ROBESON HITS BOTH PARTIES IN SPEECH
VOLUME XX Vi I, NO. 51
SLA YS WIFE ~ WITH SICKLE
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Mother Os Publisher Dies At 73
Assails Both Os
Major Parties In
BOND IS DENIED
IAN IS ORDERED
HELD FOB TRIAL
Ernest Person of 5 M-r-Icy Lane
was bound ov*-r t<.< Superior Court
on first degree murder churges
Tuesday following tie- death -f
hU' .vdr, Margaret Person wit-,
died Sunday of wounds mflieteu
with n crass sickle.
Person, who called p dice at
about 8.30 Sunday night, told po
lice that he and h;s wife had had
a "bad fuss" and that he "rec
koned” that he had killed he:.
Mrs. Person, the mothei of a
three year old daughter, was
found lying dead on the floor
when the police arrived. She had
died of cut- about the neck and
a wound ove: the left breast
which had been inflicted by the
The husband told police that
his wife had come toward him
with a hatchet in hei hand .lin -
ing the argument and that K* had
.truck at her .several tiroes with
The dead v oman was holding
the hatchet when police arrived.
When questioned. Person denied
that he had placed the hatchet
in his wife’s hand.
At the inquest, held Monday,
Coroner Irving M. Cheek ordyn'-d
that a w»i rm: chat-pinti murch -
be issued against the husband.
When b.- was bound over to the
(Continued .»> page 8. ret Section'
Bundle In Palestine
lith l. S. Delt Ration
LAKE srrcF.ss, \ y tANP)
f>r. Ralph .T. Btinebr. person
al rcprespnlaive of the IIN sec
retary-general and chief of the
secrrtatlat in PaPstlne and
Count Foikc Bernadette, I'nited
Nations mediator, are on the
Palestine scene The complete
rooter of T"N Palestine person -
l>r. Bunch is the only Negro
rrej in the feil number 31.
in the party.
SHAW UNIVERSITY IS
HOST TO BAPTISTS
Raleigh, N. C. The twelfth
annual Minister's Institute and
the eleventh Women’s Missionary ‘
Training Conference wen held at
Shaw University Monday through
Friday, June 14-18. The opening
session, Monday afternoon at
1:30 was an organization meeting
and was directed by President
Robert P. Daniel of Shaw.
Classes for ministers were held
for two hours each morning and
afternoon. A course dealing with
the study of the Book of Revela
tions was -taught by Dean W, R
Strassnev of the Shaw University
School of Religion and a second
course in Pastoral Counseling j
was taught bv Dr. J. L. S. 'Hollo j
man. President otf the Washing- 1
ton Baptist Seminary, Washing ;
ton, D. C.
Classes for Missionary Work* ‘
NORTH CAROLINA’S LEADING WEEKLY
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA WEEK ENDING SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 1018
The ,!.v on's two major politi
cal parties were tne targets for
attacks by Paul Robeson and Dr.
Clarke Foreman, principal speak
i rs at a Third Party political ral
ly held Tuesday night in the Ra
leigh Memorial Auditorium.
The raiiy. attended by approx
imately 1,000 persons oi both
. aces, developed into a combina
tion concert, fund raising drive,
and lecture on the shore *"nin,c
of the present Administration
Held under the sponsorship of
the newly-organized Progressive
Party of Norjh Carolina, th"
meeting was advertised as an at
tempt to mobilize support so r
Henry We Race's candidacy for
President ; the United States.
President -of Southern Conference
Dr. Foreman, president of hie
Dr. Foreman, president r? the
Southern Conference for Human
Welfare and an ardent Wallace
supporter st rcsseci tne need t< .
support of the Third Party and
its candidates so that the people
of the United Slates might have
an opportunity to elect whose :n
--inWrests would be nose of the
•Continued n page 8. is! Section *
OK! AHOMA CITY -ANT'
"Pressure" < c.ised 31-year-old T.
:V[. Roberts .1 local waiter who
bj be !h< f'rst student t*> enroll in
Langston Universe;-. School oi
iaw. to change his mind he e about
en'ero.g lost week According to
Roberts whose enrollment had
been approved by Dean Jerome
Homey for the .school's sumra.:
"The pressure wa.% more than I
could tak'. I've bucked the church,
Paternal organizations and the
man in the street since I said 1
was going. Anri 1 know the pres
sure wouldn’t lei up when I ,;o‘
The decision came after Robe-/'!
nvt wi'h a croup n a four-hum
session. He did not disclose the
• Continued on page 8, Ist Section)
ers were held for two hours each
morning, A course for senior mis
jfionaries dealt with the Bible and
Misisons and was taught by Mrs
W, L. Ran.-ome of Richmond, V,*.
The junior group studied Evange
lism for Youth under the direc •
lion of Mrs. Robert P Daniel.
All conference and summer
: session assemblies ye c- held
Wednesday and Friday mornings
at 11:30 in Grcenleaf Auditorium
The Rev Sandy F Ray, PastOJ
of Cornerstone Baptist Church,
Brooklyn, N. Y.. was heard Tues
i day in one of a series of three lee -
, lures on "The Church and Social
j Issues." Dr. Holloman spoke at
i ‘Ho ‘rpiri • morn in
: Public Meetings
1 Public meetings wore held each
! night Monday through Thursday
!v. ith sermons on the Must three
1 (Continued or, page 8, Ist Section)
| m w~' Wau
PASSES Mrs. R. S. Jer
vay, the mother of the Jervay
family of printers and newspa
permen, who was buried in
Wilmington Monday following
her death at her home in Wil
mington r.n Friday, (See story
on this page.
By James B. I.aFonrche
MIAMI • ANP) - Failure of the
Okeechobee authorities to invest!
gate an alleged May 25 election
j night attack on x Negro canning
! crew plant there, has resulted in;
| .-'tate atterne.-. .- offi. <: sup
erceding i'.e email town official*
and to date, more than 50 whits
witnesses have been grilled con-
Mcadmg the state investigators;
as Than H t arltor' of Fort Pierce.
The latter staled that tile quiz
«on Id ia.-t more than ;> week. He
did not disclose v. he had learn-;
I. The n>v.t:g l on was launch.d
■ after Gov Mill , d Caldwell, chief
foe of President Truman’s tO-Poirl
■ civil lights program had been pe
titioned by Alien Markham, co-own
er -if the plant :c> act.
It was disclosed that a full report
. of the incident has been tuned over
■ to the state’.*; attorney's office by
Sgt T. K. Jor.es, of the Florida
Highway patrol The state attorney’s
' ' i Conti rued on page 8. Ist Section.'
3RD PARTY YOUTH
GROUP TO BAN
ALL RACIAL BIAS
New York iVNPj A new na
tional vo u t h organization,
i , pledged to outlaw jim crow i.i
Arni’i ican life and to support th
i policies and program of the third
party of Henry Wallace and Sc 1.
Glen Ta.vfor. v ill be formed tn
Philadelphia next month, it was
announced this week by -10 Ne
gro youth loaders.
The youth leaders have joined
1 785 other youths in a call for the
t founding convention of the new
The announcement for the
,1 coming convention was made
■ ; public bv Seymour Linfield.
’ vouth director of the National
i Wallace for President committee,
t 1.500 Delegates
About 1.5i>0 delegatl-r repre
settling religious. Negro, labor,
i farm and student youths will a*-
. tend the two day session on July
• 1 25 and 26 at <'i nvention hail in
) vContinued "it page g, ist Section)
Last Rites Held
For Mrs. Jervay
WILMINGTON Last rites i
were held Monday afternoon, 4
o’clock, from St. Luke AMF Zion t
Church, foi Mrs. Mary Alice Jer
viy, 73, mother of the Jervay ;
family of printers and newspa- >
per men. Site died last Friday as- <
tei noon at her late residence, 412 ;
South Seventh Street.
The eulogy was delivered by (
Dr. S. J. Howie, presiding elder t
of the Cap-.* V -a: Conference /
the AME Zion Church, the faiih i
which she embraced at the age <
of 12 years. Assisting the Rev. »
Mr. Howie any seated on tb
rostrum were the Revs. H. B.
Shaw. B. H. Baskerville, R. Ham- .
ilton Jeter, R. Irving Boone, G.
W. Billips, A. J. Kirk, Clarence i
Thomas. -V. Q. Welch, J H.
Moore, E B. Bowling, and Wil
liam Childs. The seivices were 1
simple an 1 lasted but 30 minut..-, (
Members of the Pulpit Aid
C'luh, of which site was president
sat in a body and handled the 1
Dixie Governors Flan
Stop Truman Strategy
New Castle, N. K. (ANP)
While here for the annua! Na
tional Governor's conference,
seven governors, opponents of
President Truman, met in private
session and mapped out there
anti-Truman campaign for the
coming Democraitc convention.
In their exclusive confab these
governors decided to hold a ape
cial caucus meeting a few days
i more Ur* -convention. At tht ;
meeting they would select their
candidate and plan their tactics
lor the convention
The group was led by Gov. J.
Strom Thurmond of South Caro
lina. Others attending the meet
ing were Beaufovd H. Jester,
Texas, Milliard Caldwell, Fiore
o'a; William M. Tuck. Virginia,
Karle C. Clements, Kentucky:
Ben T. Lane.y. Arkansas, and
’'iri.diug L. Wright. Mississippi.
Plana call for a causus meeting
of 15 southern states opposed to
the President's civil rights pro
posals. It was revealed that anti-
Truman representatives from th*
west would also be invited to at
tend the caucus.
The name of the southerners’'
Greenville, S. C. Opens
Polls To Negro Voters
GREENVILLE, S. C. (ANP) Last week, just 13 months,
after an all-white jury of 12 voted to acquit 23 fellow towns
men who admitted participation in the lynching of a Negro
I accused of slaying a taxi driver, the -Greenville County Demo
cratic executive committee decided open its roll books and
ballot boxes to permit Negroe:; to vote in the party primaries.
In its action, the county group stood at odds with stale
control on three issues. They are opening the Jell fco-oks to Ne
ll groes, giving them the right lo vote on the same basis with
j whites, and banning a new registration oath that would have
j been obnoxious to Negroes.
The first county id take such action, Greenville has the
largest population of soy other county in the state. 175.020
j people. The move is regarded by political observers as evidenc
| of "enlightened leadership and -one of the most important develop
j merits in slate political annuals."
SINGLE t A
PRICE 10 v
A police cscot t led the 3-block
cortege to Pine Forest Cemetery,
where, interment followed. There
about 100 floral designs were
placed on the grave of the de
ceased and on other graves in the
family plot. Nearly 100 telegram.-
were received, including one from
the Hon. Hargrove Bellamy and
the Hon C. C. Spaulding in
■- hose lathe; s home the doused
■ived while teaching in Columbus
County An equal number oi
cards and letters have been re
St. Luke's Choir furnished mu
sic at the graveside.
John H. Shaw's Son- fun real
directors, handled arrangements
Active pallbearei s were Robert
fi. CTawlev W D. Campb. 11.
Beechci Williams L. M. Austin.
Charles Evans and Frank Walker.
Honorary nalibearors w o r c
Morgan Spencer, Herman Story.
• Continued on page 8. Ist Section?
candidate or possibilities was not
given. Gov. Caldwell did say,
however, that his slate’s delega
tion would support Gov Wright.
Gov Thurmond said. ‘We are
against Truman; we fee! lie is
not the right man foi President.
If he is nominated we don't think
he can in* elected At any rate \*. ■
are against him."
He said that his state does not
intend to vote fur either Pre-.t
dent Truman or a Republican
candidate. His state would v- It.
it-, electors who then could threw
tniur electoral votes where thee
choose Southern states planning
to use this plan hope to keep
either candidate from getting a
majority thus throwing the elec
tion into the house of represent;!-
ivos. Then each slate would have
i’n equal voice in the voting.
In other anti Truman develop
ments it was rumored that Ala
bama’s bolting H delegate- who
plan to leave the contention if
7. mnan is nominated had picked
former Li. Gov. Handy C. files
as their leader. A spokesman for
•he group, however, denied the
reports. The other 12 Alabama
□ legates do not plan to bolt the
"'* #-p° t y ; ' <- ' ,f , -"t )L ~ t*/ - • ‘ C p& ~ -»
THIRD PARTY SPEAKERS Dr. Clark Foreman, president of the Southern Conference for
Human Welfare and Paul Robe.Un. noted singer, actor and lecturer are shown as they sat on the
stage of the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium following a N. C, Progressive Party Rallv held Tues
day —Carolinian Photo
ON RIGHTS PLEA
OF TITLE BOOT
NEW YORK The Joe
Louis - Joe Walcott fight,
scheduled f o r Wednesday
night because of rain and
The announcement of the
postponement came from
Promoter Mike Jacobs short
ly after it began raining dur
ing the weighing in -ci the
Pre - fight estimates of
probable gate receipts varied
between $500,000 and SBOO,-
Whtit might have been tragedy ;
n;.i rowiy everted fids week ;,s
’ ; 14 vear-old Willie Greenfield re- :
. ;reived .superficial scalp wound- 1
. from the charge of a 36 gauge
. ( .shotgun !!,■( : j at hint o> a 9 yea. -
J! old playnfinte
According to police versions of
the shootirig, young Greenfield
'and nine-y* ar-01-i Albert Pai-ker
,! ha.-i h-»en playing a card gt me
i called “smut” at the latter's hoiru .
| The oldei bov asked the young,
er to go outside and sec: if his
• Continued on page H. 1.-i Sceiion'
MOPE RACE OOPS
MAY 8E HIRED SY
1 PORTSMOUTH Vn. iAXPI -
(The appointment of more Negro
i police to the police department
iseemed assured <>. the nc;. t - future
!is. ••» week for t.ui.s southern city
|whet- Ci-.y Man.ii.vT W. Guy An
-1 roll announced that he intended to
; increase the number of police for
Eight additional police me need
led, Anctli said, and he r.nnouncea
I that he intended to add more Nc-
Igroes to the farce. There arc two
Negroes well qualified to hold po
lice jobs in Portsmouth, Anccl! re
: vealed. nncl he said he intends to
: appoint them.
Arcc-11 said he had made a study
j of the record of Negro police in
'other southern cities and had found
, they in e an asset to Inc Xmt;v.
.These police officials. Aneell found,
are confined chiefly to tht Negro
,sections of the cities where their
I work nrs proved ftatlrfartcrlly. ho
• ! said.
BV \U( t. A, D*. NMIi.W
• LOS ANGEt.ES ANP) Brere
■den: T . -n h « -<■: re
Ne.gr-• voter-- in seethere Cahhi.-
ni.i whir: he reaffirmed his stand
-ill cidil rights
In i closed conference with stale
delegates to tne national Dei nor rant
convention, the President wa- asked
jif he planned to stick by his civ:!
He is alleged ti have replica.
"Os cour.-e I'm gre.:g ;•» stand by
.t. When I make a statement or •*
promise 1 ah-vay.- stand by it."
The conference u. .s In-id ;tt. ttu
A: ss.irii 1 he.;,.; . ; Angel; s.
Monde. > . immediately fellow!;.,• a
luncheon given by the I. A. pr.re
• c-lub at beautiUtl ('ocoanut Grove.'
Ist foil:; Cisht-poiro .mil!; am V 11: it
Thr- civil ! :vhis questioo w ,-s : ;e --.
n ro me private eonfcrer.c;' by ;n* ;
! Rev. Clayton Rtisseil. pre.lor of ihv.
I h idept’nden t church of. Chi i-t and!
: t* of the t-A*,. Aegro delegai’ts 1e» •
, tile National Democratic conv. ri-
Tfc President pointed o: »o the
• delogaiion that the civil light.- pio-:
; gram is iri accrnti ivtth the Con
st'Udio;. *-f the Doited Stale-. :
was included in (ho 1>« nmcratic
platform of 1944 w hich he .insisted ,
M GROKs I‘l i DOl.n >1 IM'OR'l'
The Rev Mr RusmU !e t told |
it, is r*;*jiiar!er n -: -Hi* Neyro von' i- 1
' not entir. i . lost to tne D,rnoer.i!.
party. .-.ItJ-;; ii* it ;.dta.,tied ihr.t i
the Wi.llnc- party had ettf a iar..-. gap j
"Trmvian's civ; l rights hill cheek-;
ed- vai.it a--•;•(*! h,i\, beer; .< ' hole-'
-.ii*- ( low >1 the Negro vote te AVal-
Idc*c. hr Scud.
• U Mr Tier,-p-.n n:i-hes iii- <*i-ai)l
rights bill and if the Demoeraiic •
.-iglits pre-g; am :e it.-; pi,;'form. Iltc
Negro vote will he largely !):nui
; y: Sre,
I HILL AS CO UN OILMAN
Richmond, Va. (ANP) ■ Oliv
; W. Hill, who \v;« rlocted to tin
new City council here June H. ■
i was warmly welcomed by his 8
• white colleagues when the body
held its first .brief session in the ;
city .hail Monday, June 14.
I Councilman W. Stirling King,'
! who was chosen temporary chair
man, told .his colleagues:
“This is indeed an historical
session of the Council . The
I s thf first time in some 80 veaiS >
I that a member of the Negro race i
• has been a member ol our Cu.v
I I council. Today we welcome Mr. .
Hill as one of our colleagues. We -
Hire fully aware that: Mr. Hill
: worked vigorously foi the adop
ijtion of the charter undei which
■; we Will operate nod that he is a
■ |since friend of our new charter.
’ The council will meet the se- j
eond and fourth Mondays at 2:so i
‘jp.m.. Mr. Hill having suggested 1
the hour for meetings, until Sep’..
LOSE FiQHT TO
TO ENACT JC
WASHINGTON -\XPt- - The
1 ID-through 25 years draft bill had
entire bouse hire last Wednesday,
with Ihe result that two attempts
ito bar racial segregation hf» the
armed forces were defeat;-.1. But
the house adjourned without any
apweeiabie headv.'a- . beca-use, it
'still faces a host of air.i nutrients to
■jii- measure the oigaos' itom . (
which )■ the "civil riyh'.s bloc"--a
e. diet a e -ii of 26 fflort: which they
| cud not get to
The test amendment was offer
- <vi iiy Rep J .la K jam's <TJ >P
| Y.l. who wanted t write a non*
segregation clause into the pre*
. ini'u-. It was rejem ed I .’ls-23 a rear
initial test vote. S■ ' r. another
■ ueh proviso v down by a vcMt
•of 102-14. though backers chursfeti
Debate or, ihe bill ■ Pied has
tCiiutimu-d ,a: pare 8. Ist Section)
I till. IS. DICkl liSOA
unity l.\W Glll.l)
j CHICAGO - (ANPi Kurt B.
Dicker- <'ii was etedoe last wee.H.
ui esitit’i;t of Ihe Cbicapo i'Kppto
Pi the- National Lawy.. rs guild, and
• Judge VP 'Die!l r Green wav •elcet
i-ii av, c e.resicieri! The election
.v;... held at the u) . tip's annual
or offie. :s .-.re David M<u?yr
■ ~11 Yi\ i:m Wa:.a , ■ t peo”’-
David B Rotbsdein, secrc
:m ■ !■'■.ihcri ■!. Gorman. : eusufej,
and Judge 'Wilkem H Holly, hem-
7 when the g »up officially takes
over the adminisirative duties of
the ity government. Mr. King
wic etccted to serve also until
The immediate iob of the new
’council is the selection of a cits’
manager for which applications
.no now in order Later the coun
cil will'ehoose one of their mem
i ber ; , to act as city mayor.
Commenting on Mr. Hill’s elec
• 1 ion the Richmond Times Dis-
J patch, morning daily edited by
Virginias Dabney, stud:
“Something of a milestone In
Richmond’s modern political bis
lory was .set with the selection of
i Olivet W. Hill, Negro attorney, to
the council. No colored citizen
has been chosen to public office
here since the late 19th century,
and some white Richmonders
may be inclined to view the no
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