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N. Affairs Committee To Meet January
Volume XXII — Num&er One
^rham. North Carolina, Saturday, January 4th., 1941
OURfMK. -N a
Seek Removal Of White Draft Board
Chairman For Slander Against Negroes
New York — Removal of a white !gistrant know very little about
local draft board chairman n^he truth. It is our opinion that *
Jamaica, New York, for making (year’s military training will do •
and slanderous” state- great deal to straighten this gentle
against Negroes
ments against I^egroes in con
nection with the appeal of a case
involving a Negro draftee who
sought deferment was asked o£,]ias%hown himself to be unfit to
Governor Herbert Lehman ^tolay jgerve on a draft board, the as-
the National Association for.gociation said:
man out.
In a letter to the Governor,
which pointed out that Warnke
the Advancement of Coloed Peo
The draft ofEicial, Edward War
nke chairman of local boai:d No.
The First Aid Department of J^yetteville Street Baptist Church, Raleigh, N. recently sponsored a Christmas prosnram
for tlie old, needy and unfortunate people. The First Aid is doin£ a great work uii^er leadership of Mrs. Estelle Jones a local
cliMrirMni and Miss Fannie Beid McLean wh|0 is State President of the First Aid Di^artment. The First Aid is a unit of the
Xnter-DenonuBJitioQAl Ushen Association of North Carolina. In the picture stapdin|j||l^ft to right* front row: Mrs. Elizabeth
trewmmr; .IliM W^^im Keid. ^irst Aid PresldQnt; MrB&tsUfid&^i^^Joeal pr^iiixlk; |S)r||Zareiialone8,
ii^ Cel^ Colima, Ifok Martha W. Smith, Afiss Lila P&irtiif; liJ^s. Luella Buie and Mrs. Ifaggie lifiiliams, Back Row, ^ guest
of the Mn% AiA Xisit to ri^ht — Alex McNeil, Q. A. Langston who is 1st Vice Presideott of the Interdenominational Ushers
^Association of North Carolina. Mrs. Carrie Haywood, Rev. j. W. Jones, pastor of Fayetteville Street Baptist Church and
Alonzo Phillipa.
We respectfully submit that
any person holding such view*
and who 8o gratuitously would
slander an entire race is unfit for
261, i^ Jamaica, is charged with gp^vice in the drafting of men
haying sent a meworanduBi in- ,gt> f-wth to die fop'de-
“luding the following statements mocracy ”
Florida Boys Freed
Then Re-arrested
By OnuMlM: R:mb
R^«l§fh, N. C.. 4- Governor Clyde
R/ Ho«y ’ listejj- the establishment
of'‘'greidu^te>” course in the Ne-
ooliegres of the 9tp.te and the
*‘e}o4ing«of-the gap" betveen the
(i^ig*i«»a ot white and Negro teaeh-
•rp 'as '‘iehiev^merits’' of the Hoey
•di^lKtntttottiSfturdsy in an arti
cle mitten, ^r th« Atsooiated
Elected for four years in .the
Nominations For
Spingam Medal
Award Received
to the ai>peak board in connec
tion with the case of ^Leon Mel
vin, who sou^t deferment on the
ground that he had dependents: as chairman of local board No.
"‘This particular case in com- 261 and from any other position
mon in our particular board- We in connection with the selective
have a large colored population service. This should he done not
and thee ^cms to be no regard only to remove a man who hol^
ifpr^moral or finanoifl responsi-[aad exproses such vieious senti-
bility ^d some get tiftd o€ t)lie menta but aiw) ae ^
woman and then decide they can!on to others who may be eiclined
live with some one else.” to slander any racial or religious
r “It is the consensus of opinion minority or any part of our na-
in this board that this tjrpe of re- Itional population/^
Drs. N. R. Davidson aod C. H. University an dthe M. D. drpee
D. Bowers will head sections of from Meharry Hediekl College,
e therefore respectfully the Medical staff «t Flint-Good- &. Davidson is a gr^oate of
urge that Mr. Warke be removed ndge Hospital, beginnin^f Jauuar^Moi^an Coll^re, Baltimore, Msr^-
first. Dr. Bowers holds the def land, and tlie Howaijd I'niveraity
greet of Bahelor of Arts anti Scho^ otf Medieiae ia the ciass
Master of Arts from New Orleaws of 1934. ;
Clinton, N. C. — The Sampson
News, backwoods white weekly,
Thursday published the ollowing
story: , ,
West Palm Beach, Pla
two weeks ago three boys were
freed here after seven years of
mprisonment. They were only to
enjoy s fow hours of liberty
when they were re-arre»tea by
State Attorney Phil 0. Connel
who plans to seek reindictment
when the Grand Jury meets in'
BlMtion of 1935, the' governor
•Af»d the two 'geAures among 23
4|wr ttocomplishments which he, Frequently called “the little
JjMtd as some of the lichieTeinents Seottsboro boys ' Charles Davis,
of the etate. jWalter Woodard, Jack William-
Th* oitation ir*B number 22 in Chambers were con-
Ithe list and reads as follows: l^i«ed in three trals for robbing
New York — The names of no
minees for the Spingarn Gold
Medal Award, are* being received
by the National Association for
About Advancement of Colored
People ttt its headquarters here
at 69 Fifth Avenue, in prepara
tion for the award committee’s
meeting which will be held dur
ing January, officals of the or
ganization announced today.
The medal is an annual award
established in 1914 by the late
D. L. Davis
Colored Dies
J. W. Yeargin leads Figfct
Against Side-Door
Entrance For Negroes
j viced in three trals
‘Oradnate Oounev” killing a' white fish dealer,
The estaWishment of graduate'R«^ert Darcey in 1933. Then last
courses in our ' Negro coUeges injFebruary their very aJ?le. defense
tbis state to meet the require-MaeOill appealed to
meats -of the Jaw to provide equal highest court in the land.
#or the appointed Supreme
Joet E. Spingarn, former resi
dent of the association, and is
given each year “to the man or
woman of African descent and
American citizenship who shall
have made the highest achieve
ment during the preceding year
or years in any honorable field of
endeavor. ”
isduoatimal opportunities *ot the appointed aupreme Court
Negro races to dp justice to all .Justice Black ruled that, ‘ Dfte
who seek education. Also the clos-'process of law preserved for all
ing of the gap between the salar- by our constitution commandb
{«■ of n^itc and Ne^o teachers that no such practice as disclosed
by this record shall send an/ ac
cused this death.”
The court ordered a new trial
iwhich didn’t get under way until
7 months later. At this trial,
and the ^ adpj>tio& of a policy ‘
which will finally solve this pro-
bieo. ' '■
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Ex-Slayes Pfay
We Stay At P^ace
the old days
’ Rwiniscing about
when at Christmas
Judge (|rdfi[3 ^ Held Jor Trial
De^ite BefHi^ngoatiEitioo Thst
No Proof Was IVoduced Of Any Kmd
Baltimore Man
Establishes New
. jACP
D. G. Davis, colored, who oper
ated the New Citizen Funeral
Home in Cftinton, died Wednes
day night. He was a highly res
pecter and honorable colored man
and a trustworthy citizen. He *groes, which was the main objec-
three daughters present.
Accoding to members of the
by Negro citizens here Sunday in
a meeting held at the First Bap
tist Church. The blueprint calls
for a rear alley entrance for Ne-
Greenwieh, Conn. — With NA
defense counsel eha%iag
that the “State has failed utterl;f
!to eonnet defendant with thi» «>f-
NA k k A William T. Stroag
, f , AWBTfl denied their motioB to dismiia
■New York - Announcement of *omplaint «^inst a ^-y^r-
^ ' • Old ehauireTary floseim Speii, whoee^
annual award of fitty-dollarswealthy M*s. .Mtn T.
to be given to the taf»neh at' the Strubiilg, charged had raped her
oi^anization sdoing the most oat- four times, hear White Pfcuas. N-
st^ding woit- duri% ths year, earjy on the morning of Dec.
was made by the National AsseciA jj,
tion for tlie 'Advfcileemeilt ofj Present in Greenwich Tpwn
Cqurt,* frdm w^ieh the poblie
The award, which is made pos- was'barfed; w^lre Thttrgol>a M&r-
sible through a gift made to the sjiail,.^^ial coonsrf for the Na-
W. R. Johnson, consultanl Thalhei- tional Asaoeiatioa. tm the A4-
RaJeigh — A vigorus protest passengers of • both races,
against the floorplans of the new j Yeargin stated that Negro
Raleigh bus station t;, bo erected ,^hite passengers use the same en-jColored People tod^y.
on West Morgan Street was made*9 Winston Salem busl- ,
leaves surviving
and two sons, besides
Mrs. Jane Davis, with
Funeral services will
his aunt,
whom he
committee leading the protest, the
Negro Affairs for the
Carolina Welfare Boad,
spoke on the matter.
The theme of Sunday’s meeting
wae “How We Can Cooperate in
North Baltimore,. 'Md., ^ will be Taneement cjf Colored, People; and
also for the first tune at g^muel Friedman, o#, Bridgepeo^,
^the thirty secbAd annaal NAACP Coan.j vho -is eonriiieting the de-
conference. which will be held fense. The hearing was held after
next summer in Houston, Texas, jthree po^pen^ments.
* —■ ' Friedman, protoil^
be held I
time they went with their parents
to the bif house
gifts from “masaa’
to receive their
Civil Service
Exams Announced
Washington — The United
■States Civil Service commission
announces an open competitive
examination for the. jrositions of
Ijrincipal metallurgical engineer,
senior metallurgical engineer, sen-
Lawyer MacGill based his case onjior metallurgist, metallurgical en-
the grounds that the Grand Jury'gineer, metallurgist, associate me-
was illegial since not a single Ne- tallui^ical engineer, associate me-
gro was asked to be on it. The tallurgist. • '
Judge Chillingworth agreed that Competitors will not be required
to report for examination at any
place, but will be rated on the
extent of their education, on the
extent and quality of their experi
ence relevant to the duties of the
support of several well known or- Solution of Civic Problems,
ganizations has been secured who, spoke on the
. Imonw which are listed the North w»re Rev. C. C Scott,
tomorrow from the First Baptist jCarolina Negro Teachers Associa- Church
mtenwnt ^ membership of approxi p,. jq- g Harris of Shaw
mately 5,000, the North Carolina
IntefiBrracial Committee composed
of white and Negno members and
the North Carolina Committee on
Negro Affairs.
The chairman of the committee
leading the protest is J. W. Year
gin, prominent business man of
Church, colored, and
will be in Clinton in the cemetary
for the colored.
Clerical P^itions
Open For Men Thru
Civil Service Exams
Panama Votes
. Announcempnt of competitive
examinations for male clerical
workers for government posi-
tion% in four states was made
Saturday morning by Roy J. ^
Wheeley, civil service operative.'connected the entrance with the'to amitious
Positions in which openings street is to narrow and would en-|Arias’ plan
Lad Killed By
“Unloaded’" Gun
the failure
iof the ]»oseeuior to produee Mrs
iStrubiag in court. “I eaVnefitly
believB*^ he said ‘‘that
StruWng has no inteotion of ap-
Sanford, N .C.-Alinzo Pegues,pointed oat
14 year old boy^ was instantly defense, because it tad
killed about seven o’clock to «ow qaestwa.
day evening when he was accid-,*»^>'- hampered- in its
etly shot in the head by his bro-j
ther, Clifton P^ues, 17 with
pistol which he thought was , , . ,
loaded. 1*^® learned that the so«ialit» ana
former model, had fOMt to the
home of her oarents in Phihidel-
!of the case. Assistant ProaMutor
^'ABchibald H. Tuniek haj[ prtoa^
ed to orodace her m eoart, but ft
aleigh. Mr. Yeailgin stated ro- .. t» ,‘Buchanan, the older bov was play-
tests were being launched because The Republic of P^ama—Witht- mstol’ which he
the new station will subject -Ne-ithe voting polls strictly watched unloaded- Dr. J. F.t P“3^'
groes to undue expwure to the-over by Government officer#, all ^e^ county coroner con- examinpa
weather; the fi^e-fobt' walkway'Panama voted unanimously ‘yes’inquest unnecessary, wa» rttiwiiiij
the discrimination was not accid
ental. So the bojrs were freed.
Then State lawyer O ’Donneil re
arrested them, claiming that the
^rtate had not been prepared to
27 former ilaves met as they h«ve:arbue on the issue MacGill raised, jposition applied for, and on theic
f(ff 23 years on Christmae eve for ^ One boy, Isiah Chambers, caimot fitness, on a sale of 100, such
thpir annual reunion. tbe tried again-as j! last February jratii^ being based upon competi-
Ven whom the Civil war freed he went completely insane. He is tors’ swcsj'n statements in t^eir
from bondage j»ayed that this now in the hospital for the Insane *appliceitions and upon coirobora-
country ihall remain at peace, at Chataooochee.
With quavering voices they Bangj —
melodies „they had heard in the
cotton . fields Swhesp they wiy*
ff»ung*t«rB. Most ef them wete
from 99 to J.07 yewf
*‘0od hath made Him to he
■bi 4^ vs, who knew no aia,
that'iN mlfht he sude ^
r^hteoumeM of Ctod ttf Hip.”
tive evidence.
All qualified persons are urged
to apply. An insufficient number
of eligibles for filling these posi
tions resulted from the e*amina
tiona held in Sept.
are available include those
senior and junior senographer,
and persons accepted will be as
signed to field service work in
Maryland, North Carolina, Vir
ginia and West Virginia.
Applications will not be ac-
cept^ fixtm any peraqns iy)w
employed in any private indus
try vital to national defense or
in any national defense agency
of the federal government.
Application blanka may be ob-
danger Negro
‘ ‘President”
to make
passengers *> in-If or Panamanians.”
He further stated | the new law, now
comprised a
According to
in effect all
tand Mrs. Alex Pegnee.
coming buses.
that N^roes comprised a lai^e! Negroes who do not speak Span-
portion of the traveling public jiah _will have their citizenship
and under the laiw were entitled .taken away from them and a
to equal acconunodationa. ^the«TO»e, peoples of North Afiic»'IJjMn|ylJI
“We went to see the Utilities East Indians along with the'
Commissim uid the -Carolina Asiatives are.priAibited from |W Jl
Coach Company, and they told us immigratii^ to this tiny I^publio. *^1 Xa
the ^plahi? for the station were or- jThis is a direct slap in the ‘ace
ign^lly drawn up for a corner to the black folk who control the
lot, whih. would have given us a
stveet entrance,’ he said. .“Now,
shooting ^
witness who £reetly liakad!
. The shooting occurred at the
home of the boys’ parents, ^
since he considers the
tion as to til» naa|«,s«|',4lj|
Mrs. Stn^kiBg
her, the pltysim'iuB
Th« oni^ o^«T"
tained from the manager of the,
fourth U. S. Civil service dis-l^®? **y ®*eel alrea^ ha^
trict, 820 Seventh St.. Washing- l»een proceed and anothw
toiv or from the secretary of .tranee for n» can^ h« made
the board of civil service exam-;Morgan Street,
iners in any postoifice located | Those present
Wilson, N. C. — Three Negro
tenant farmers went out and ent 'dnviW
i«>bs on the Panama canal and a big dead pine tree to use
yet speak nothing but Englt^,!firewood. At the top of the tfM|a,ipar
as they were imported from the in a little dead hollow they
Britsh West Indies at the time of a nest of squirrchi. Undtr
onlthe buildi^ of the canaH Also i^alrrel seet they foaod
trace eoneious. Arias dislikes the raeooQs and- eaiquht ob»
w)^ oa recoi)! East Indiana who control another Bight u^der the eoe«>
in any of the four states listed ^as favoring a chan^ in the plans jpart of Panama’s chief industa?,-found tiM heehireis
•so as to providf o|>e «j!:ranee for that of the retail business. t«d about 109 lb»

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