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SCENES AT JUNE GERMAN Last Monday night CAROLINIAN Repoider-Pl: .tographer Joe
Shephard went to Rocky Mount ta attend the 30;h annual Juno German, Eastern North Carolina's
biggest Negro social event of the year.
A’ the upper left are shewn the doors to Planners Warehouse which are usually used by trucks
delivering a large pSjdicn of Eastern North Carolina > tobacco crop. On Monday they were packed
with thousands of persons from all parts of the state who tied up traffic and jammed sidewalks
within a two-block radius. The two whiie-shirted men sealed on the railings are part of the 35 or
more policemen who were on hand to maintain order. Their services were net needed.
At center left s party is shown escorting a young man cut who had participated net wisely, but
but too well in the spirit of the occasion. The young ladies do not seem i.o happy about the whole
business, although the principal celebrant, sw'-n ;ing one of the ladies' ha:?, cn his way out and
feeding no pain.
ROCKY MOUNT !$
JAMMED BT 30TH
BY -JOE SHEPII \RD
Tti ail parts of the United States, as |
well as many foreign cuuntrn s local
en'?tOff» dacj -es the holding of fetes,-
temivtls. social affairs.. spur
event* o r other < -lcb» aliens picu
u.r ■o'-tiic locale o. t.ii? panicuflat
section ol the country
In New Oi leans it’s the Mardi
Gras, in Philadelphia it's the New
Years Da, Mummers Parade In
California it’s the Tournament of
Roses, in Wat hint ton it's the Cher
iy HU,;.stmu Fete, anti in Wiimington j
it’s the Azalea Festival.
While there aflair. differ greatly |
8’ to type, origin end participation..
they have one thing in common;)
they are the hr u,.: i! thing's which
occur i egularly in their reel ion of
the countiy during Uu year.
In mine- regions or communilies
they are built around some his
toPical ria'e a particular holiday,
the harvesting of props, a particle '
iar sports event, or just a plain de
sire to have a good time.
Georgraphy. local custom or the
naUird oi the celebration oftirncs
determine;; whether it is one in
which all residents ol the area pa; ;
ticipate or whether it is one which j
is restricted to members of a par
ticular racial social, or other grriup. •
In some areas, particularly in the
South where oeia lines are sharp
ly drawn and rigidly adhered to, the ;
big celebration for the whiles is
marked by the Negroes' standing
on file outskirts or fringe of the
crowd and watching as spectators.
Rater this may be follow by a i
similar (?) affair for the Negroes!
at- which the whites fume in and j
-if ns spectators.
Such wiit. last Monday night's;
Jam German which was held in a!
huge Tobacco warehouse in Rocky j
• Early in the afternoon the city's!
streets became jammed with toe
influx of automobiles, trucks and t
other vehicles from ali pails of j
eastern North Carolina laden with
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BFI OW Nine- .o’clock ihe next morning found many fcclsore and weary dancers draped over the benches of railroad and bus stations and seated ~n cu,b;.t~r.^n^iheyw
tion to set them back to their hemes or jobs tor sorely needed rest and sleep. Young man seated on curb at left has removed hts shoes, to let my dogs c-01, m.n, to ,et my dog.
NAACP Covers 45 States
NEW YORK Maine became the 45th stale >n which the
National Association for the Advancement of O'-tored People
is active with the chartering of a branch in Portland, Maine,
at ihe June meeting of the NAACP Boa rdf of Directors. Now
the Association stretches from Portland, Marne, to Portland,
Oregon, as well as trom Florida to California and Hawaii.
Other branches chartered at the June meeting were Coving
ton County, Ala., Marvell Ark., Boulder, Col, Telfair County,
Ga., Laurel Miss. Shawnee, Okla., Abbeville, S. C., Eulew
ville, S. C.. McClellanville, S. C„ North Augusta, S. C„ Jackdcn,
Tenn., Eiizabethtcn Term., Hitchcock, Tex.. Luling, Tex., and
Grayson-Carroll Counties, Va. The following youth councils were
chartered; Lexa. Ark., Chatham, La„ Freehold, N. J„ Jamestown,
N. Y., Bennelfsviile S, C. and the Grover C. Meredith youth
council in Temple Tex. Gdllege chapters ware chartered at Geor
gia State College, University of Nebraska, Brooklyn College arid
North Carolina College.
THE TALE OF J
|lPf SIX CITIES |
| PERRY j* THOMPSON
In Fayetteville as in many other cities of the state, there is a
group of champions who are striving to get colored policemen for ;
: Ihe town.
Foi the first time in many moons the citizenry who are staging
' the campaign are able to air their views through the medium of a
newspaper. The CAROLINIAN added to which they have a page
' of their own through which Frederick L. Burris, active in civic and ■
community affairs, expresses the sentiment of progressive think
ing persons there in his column "YOUR SCRIBE”.
In his article of the June 19 public, on the point at issue, Mr.
Burns mentioned a well known group of humans commonly referred
to as Uncle Toms who objected to colored policemen.
Those persons are move to be pitied than scorned.
Pitied because they want the best for their offspring in their
endeavors to make a decent living, yet work overtime killing all
possibilities and opportunities.
If a young man decided, that to help make a world ‘better to
live in He would make his life work law enforcement, he might
end up being a dogcatchei because his parents figured 20 years
earlier that Fayette* ilie didn’t need colored cops or detectives.
That young, just one of thousands of disappointed job seekers,
would hardly stop to reflect that his parents were the cause of his
unhappy plight due to their lack of forethought.
Far too often we are inclined to blame others for our disap
pointments and the closed doors when the source of the trouble Los
within our very households.
To begin with there are too few homes where young peopr*
are prodded and encouraged to prepare themselves educations re
and .otherwise to take their places in the world in clean competition
with anv man regardless of race. Instead one sees too much ' inner
circle" activity where if one brothers gels a little ahead o: t '
other brother, brother number two takes time out to cut brothel
number one, down to his size.
This sort of behavior was the delight of the infamous Hitler,
who during World War II declared on several occasions, i-iat iu
could win the war as long as America was busy waging a racial
war within their own boundaries. It was his desire that America be
kept so busy with hate and greed among themsleves that he coui *
pull a 'Tear! Harbor”.
> Who cares how angry we get with each other? Who cares i,
wo cut each other throats? Who suffers? We do, and while we art:
in Trie midst of our private fray. "Mr. Charlie" passes the gravy
to his boy.
Neither, Fayetteville. Goldsboro, Kinston nor any city will ever
get what they need, much less what they want if they don’t learn
to seek those things as an orderly organize.! unit.
Any member of a minority must be as good, twice as intelligent
and must possess three times the stamina of a member of a majority
seeking the same position.
If we of the minority are going to allow petty jealousies and
personal grudges govern our thinking and behavior when a situ
ation greater than the individual arises, then we might as well stop
sending our children to school and prepare to slip tack into slavery
faster than we can bat an eye.
BILL AS INEPT
NEW YORK Describing the anti;
; lynching bill which was reported j
iout by the Senate Judiciary Coni- i
rnittee on June 14 as “gutted" . no
! “emasculated,” NAACP secretary j
Walter White recently condemned j
the failure of the committee to |
bring to the Senate floor a strong |
I anti-lynching bill which could es
! fectivtly eliminate lynching.
I Mi White denounced the bill as j
| “little more than a pious denuncia- j
Ition of lynching which, based on }
the NAACPs 39-year experience j
with the question, will do virtually j
nothing to stop that crime.”
According to the NAACP secrc- 1
i lacy, ihe provision In the anti- 1
j lynching bill which requires legal
! proof of conspiracy between a;
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Fla. Gov. Assails Rights
Program As Political
RICHMOND (AN p) -- Gov. F. Caldwell of Florida described
President Truman's civil rights program for Negroes as purely
political and in no sense humanitarian, siciolcg’cal or religious
in nature” in his commencement address here last week at th ,;
Medical College of Virginia.
He assailed those who would advocate federal enforcement
of "drastic punitive measure" against the south and added that
such legislation is proposing a change in the American torm
of government. He hit federal usurpation of States' rights and
charged that Mr., Truman's civil rights program is another ex
ample of the encroachment of the federal authority on slates
Caldwell claimed that conditions in the south "have been
deliberately misrepresented." He declared that political meddl
ers" disregard the fact that in the South thousands of Negroes
serve as presidents' professklrs and teachers in. educational insti
tution compared with e "scant handful" holding such places u»
education in the North.'"
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At upper riqhi are shown some of the 1,000-odd persons who came cnly to look and filled the two
bleachers on! for white and one for colored "Lardy", said one. “I wouldn't S et on
for a mill: . n dollars.
At the lower right is shown what was virtually the center of the evening's activities, the section
of fjr-or in f* ni of the bleachers reserved for While soectators. Here assorted jitterbugs of ell
a3es *\ KS and types wenl through an equally variegated assortment of dance steps which wore
never taught by Arthur Murray ana which might have resulted m a raid were t.,ey presented
cn the stage cf any theater in a more conservative city. As usual, male dancers wore hats while
ihc women were bareheaded*
nnpa rf-P* ECTS
S| |l | I I fa. w i w
By RUSSELL A. JACKSON
Meeting in a three day session
in Cleveland last Thursday, thi
Negro Newspaper Publishers As .
sociation unanimously reelected
officers of the organizations, vot
ed to transfer the three annual ,
5250 Wendell Wilkie foundation
awards to thte Nieman founda
tion at Harvard university for
judging and discussed plans so; j
improved balance of news and
feature material in Negro news- [
papers in the future.
The reelected officers are
Thonafis W, Young, Norfolk Jour '
<tal and Guide, president; Dowdal j
H. Davis, Kansas City (Mo.) Coll,
vice president, and Wi’liam O.
Walker, Cleveland Call and Post,
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ROOK. FIR T WASHINGTON
BIRTH PL \CE, Va A study of
. virriru,,'- histone shrines indicates
. that no memorial within the con
iines of the Old Dominion i. creuii
, r*rf with an hopm nve u*t of
aehiev. mentis such as there accom
plished by the B. T. Wa.-liu.;. lon
Birthplace Memorial riurint* tue
j first 1 vVo y obrs of c x t stoncc. .3 0 ■
’ cording 1o a statement rr'- aveci. by
i Henry L Caravati. Richmond Put -
■ lie Relations Consultant.
Caravati is assisting the official.-.
lof the Washington Memorial »n
establishing an Industrial Trainiu,;
| Center at the Bo her T. Washm
yon birthplace in Fnmklinton Co.in
: y. Virginia.
! "During the past twenty, five
iytars,"- Caravati stated. "1 have had
abundant opportunity to observe fur
! progro s of the many histone
< shrine- m Virginia. The appeal ot
the Booker T. Washington Memo
rial has received n favonibb accep
tance in praci icall.v cverj section
of the country. Prominent indus
; trial, educational, civic, and relipi
| nus leaders, recognizing the mag
: nifieent contribution marie by
Washington to the racial problem
: of the country, have responded
! magnificently to the pro rant of
tin? Book, r T. Washington Birtlv
i place Memorial "
In less than two years the Me
morial has the following outstand
ing achievements to its credit:
ilt The 216 acre plantation on
which Booker T. Washington was
born has been purchased at a cos'
of $7,600. Three hundred adjoining
•ores have beer, leased end an op
tion for purchase taken on tram#.
<2> Five home - on the birthplace
mounds have been renovated and
modernized. One has been fitted
out as. an administration building.
The others have been equipped as
hoiisim* and eating facilities for
personnel "w orkers.
(3). A beautiful driveway has
been laid at a cost of $6,000.
(4i A heroic size status of Book
er T Washington is being seulptnr
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