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THE FOREIttN INVASION THAT MU^
The Platform of •
THE CAROLINA TIMES
MluiM fir Nefi* TmmIms.
Nefi* police men.
Equal cdacational opportnnities.
Hiirh^ waffM for domestic serrants.
Pan portidpatkMi of N^rroes in all branehec of tho
AbriiBhment of the donble^tandard wage scale
Greater participation of Negroes in political affairs.
Better honsing for Negroes.
Negro representatira in city, wanty, state and na*
BT QOBDOir B. EANaOOK
OUB (ffifiAT xxatif^ is irrevo-
^ly ^mitted to l«lief that ,
^LT When the manufaeturers «d ib.
of the that Bntain'e^clt » governmentri nmtt.
to the wall » itj de.p#r^^-
t^Pt to ,t«m tte tide pf the 4^*1 fifth colnmnieU by trying to
man leg»M battenng Wly at ber ^ p«>iitIeriMi in
^or«o, this ««nt»y >• "t.ki^ indv^try, th«y are fr«ildy
thin^ e*^." fhf, ^me of poh- ^
tic* IS bemg played a* ehrei^ly prejudice! and the
a, m timw of pe^e; ^bor « ben ^ ^
on baling ita^Mtage even i£ ^ ^ ^
the Mf^y of the nation « mvolv ,„^ntry'e safety, it i« about time
ed m lU poUce., capital u bent ^
‘'I e«rtline.s thertN»f. Pteudioe be-
fat dividtfida. Thonghtful and
senoos stttdents of international
questions are unanimous in the
assertion that the future of this
nation is Wd up with the fate
of Great Bntam T«t th« «>unty t^ese indus-
and catastrophic implications by probabilities of this
“b^ness as usual.’ nation’s help to Great Britain, w*
?! “v r /.T “ explanation thai should
rooted in the belief that he Vho qeustions, chief
^ e dollar need not worry,
are, can our country
This IS only partly true for we
ency demands f Is it sound econo
mics to expand our war industries
witjiout guaranteeing the safaty
of the nation’s investments by
manning these industries witn the
most loyal labor that the country
affords? | »j ifl
comes a luxury under such circum
stances and in war times luxuries
must be subordinated to neMsai*
BETWEEN TWO FIRES
It u ironical that the North Carolina College, headed by Dr.
James E. Shepard, should be the lone school in the state of
North Carolina, whose appropriation received no boost at the
hands of t^e present session of the General Assembly.
Dr. S%epard represents the confenratiTe element of Negroes
in North Carolina, and it will be remembered that through his
influ^ce Raymond Hocutt's suit to force the University of
North Caro ina to admit Negroes to certain Graduate courses,
was droppp I before it reached the Supreme court. It will be
further remembered that Dr. Shepard has stood against the
IHt>posed filing of suits against the state by more progressive
Negroes to force it to pay equal tethers’ salaries.
We think the present session of the legislature has made
a serious blunder in making the North Carolina College for
N^roes the lone victim of its pruning activities. It has cer
tainly left Dr. Sh^ard open to attack at the 4^a(ids of local
members of the N. A.A.C.P., who have^ng^d^ all the time
that the Nprth Carolina Colleger head tvas ^m>ng in advocating a
pacifist attitude on the question of equalizing the educational
appropriatior>s of Whites and Negroes.
Negro progressive leaders of North Carolina may appear
to unmindful of the large differential that exisls in the
SLmoont of money that the state spends for Negro and White
education; but they are not. They may appear satisfied that
their libeial arts college is equal to that provided by the state
for its White constituency; but they are not.
As long as the legislatures of former years increased the
appropriations to Negro schools, it was an easy matter to ig'
Bore the dissident and radical elements in the race, and Dr.
Sbepard and the conservative group had things their own \l(ay.
However, the N. C. College head is going te have a lot of ex-
l>|mtniTig to do before being able to keep certain Negro ele>
oaenta of the state from pursuing the course followed by Ne>
groea in Virginia, Florida, and other Southern states, where
court action has been resorted to.
The $16,000 qient for additipnal land, and the $10,000
^M»t for law books will not take the pl«ce of other facilities
that are badly needed. The legislature is using these small ap
propriations as reason for not boosting the N. C. College appro
priation along with increaes given the other schools.
We think Dr. Shepard is between two fires. Time, alone,
11AII be able to tell whether he can explain himself out of the
very difficult position, in which he was left by the legislature
of 1941. ^
CHARLOTTE POST OFFICE SITUATION
It's very disheartening that the small fry in the Charlotte
Post Ctffice affair should have to bear the brunt of the punish
ment, arising from the alleged violations of the Hatch act
certain employees, both high and low, of the Charlotte post
The irony is further evidenced by the statements of high
officials of the Department of Justice, who having investigat
ed tiw case tossed it back to the Post Office Department, and
the (^vil Semce Commission, that in view of the suspension
of three minor employees of the Charlotte office, the Postal
Department, itself, would have to take action in the matter
illvolTing this other accused employees.
What mjrstifies one about the whole affair is the seeming
ly impregnability of certain higher-ups in the Charlotte set-up
tp prosecution. The least informed citizen of Charlotte knows
of the sordid situation obtaining at the post office; yet, just
til* moment when the public Was beginning to reaffirm its
in the Post Office Department, and its. Civil Service
ODmmission, another more potent ’ department of our federal
gpvamment accuses them both of passing the buck, and of
4|Utve to proaecnte accused employees.
Thaw is only (me man who knows the answer to this jig'
afw pouh. Any maa in the streets of the Queen City could
iltptifj him; .hiawerer, in this period of urgent defense prep-
it would be, I guess slightly anti-everything in the
s's handbook to question an officer of the U. S. army.
BiSPONSE TO GROUP MOVEMENTS
~ 4«d citiiMs of Charlotte Jack aomethi&Ki in con-
thiK groups of e&lored citizens throughout the coun-
iek th« ^nrit of cooperative action, the spirit of
_ our indindiMd actions for the of the collective
Ib It is not the question of our v|elfare that
ao^V/td lesders; bat the question of my welfare.
Jmivs every opportomty for aelf - aggrandizement,
9fc t|w Ifsre of nisssesi tUmthy losing the respect and
0/ very group frf9» fHupk their leaderrfiip is
Oar iiiiHiiiMHiMH for e—aianity bettermeat suffer from
Iks Isek mwolisnhip, yd! in agonizing bewilderment.
are fast entering a phase of hu
msn evolution where even the
power of tiie dollar i$ limited. We
afe dedidedly over-confident in
international matter but in this
over confidence may be the fac
tors of oor nation’s undoing.
Athletic eoadies of today go to
extreme pains to keep over confid
ence from invading their respec
tive sqnads. The over confident
team is always inviting defeat. It
has come aboot that many a g‘eat
over confident team ig mnqished
by a medioere team jkaying the
WEEKLY LEGISLATIVE SUMMARY
SHOWS LAWMAKERS.WERE ACTIVE
The biggMt news of the eighth legislative week was the
PBACTICALLY everythinf tfiat
under dog role in the game. It is is happening to ug today happen-
even so with nations—this nation ed to others in some form thou-
over Gonfidencs like a cancer is snads of years ago—acc(«ding to
gnawing at the ntalg of the na- th» archeologists who found the
tion. fi’i records on clay tablets baked
One of the beet proofs of this *he bi^r-
over confidence as rfiown in the b^an to write some 2500 introduction of the long-expected liquor referendum bill and
rather desultory way N^oes are y*®” the passage of the revenue act. The liquor bill calling for a
being handled in defense matters ^^*7 tell us about sit down state-wide vote next November 4 on the question of prohibition,
and programs. The Negro has in strikes, hour labor, salary bonu- was introduced in the House by Representative McGowan of
abundance the one thing that a ««> collectiye bargaining, cost of Pender County on Friday, together with a bill to restrict the
crucial situation demands, and ot living, 0I4 #ge pensiMi«, silver importation of liquor and wine into tJie a»te. The revenue
that is loyalty. There can be erooked poUticians, measure, embodying a group of amendments to the contanuing
victory without loyalty and the wom«n> rigljt,' and in the Bible 1939 act, was given final pas^gte Thursday,,Fh«n th^e House
g«:eater the loyalty, the greater itself we have th sory of ?3gypt’» ^ncuri^ m a. batch of minor Senate Amendments. The bien-
Sie assurance of ^ctory without -even years of plenty, and seven mal Budget appropriations measu^^ 1. existed to emerge from
loyalty and the greater the lovalty /ears of depression with “bread Committee this week The thirty-odd other bills i^sed dur-
the greater the assurance of vic^ lines” and a “food commissioner” f m 1'"T
' ® mucc ating a Motor Vehicles Department and a State Marketing Au
tory. But from the way this pro- Uurmg all of these experiences
gram is hesitating about admitt» panaceas were suggested to meet ” y* introduced l ; • • ^
ing the Negroes to full equality. problems of the times. Some , than counties.cities and towns.
in the defense program, it doubt t^' erance^f pu^c m^ur^^^^^^^
less feels certain tha it can win failed. Its a strange thing that tn roaHs. com-
more, related to roads, com
merce, education and agricul-
under the Iiocal Government
The Agriculture bills include
one to permit farmers to secure
special half-price license tags
for trucks used only in hauling
their produce and supplies, but
not for hire; and another to
provide for the warehousing of
the State Board of* Health gov
ern bus station sanitation and
issue certificates of approval,
revocable by the Utilities Com
mission upon recommendation
of the Heslth Board.
Education bills provide foH'R
$15,000 appi^priation to estab*
lish Indian and vocational nor
mal schools; the purchase of
free texts with surplus funds
from the Textbook Rental
Fund; the allocation of sn
amount equal to B% of the
State gross taxes on intoxicants
to the school fund to be used
ijtt teaching the effects of alco
holism and narcotism; a com
mission to study the problems
in transition of students from
High school to college; and the
authorization of city or county
units to provide kinderi^Mrt^s.
Other bills introduced includ
ed: a “Townsend plan” calling
for a $15 permonth pension to
eevryone over 65; a provision
for daylight saving time in t^
State fi%m the last Shinday in
April until th^ last Sundsy in
without them. This may be right deluded leaders are today ovn*v«»i»wu «•«*>* «.
and then it may not be. tTre]'’plTs"r"g^)odIy^
This IS a war and not an elec- that were tned and- faded municipal and county legis-
tioa. A ^candidate does not have days when taiey to >e lation.
the entire vote of the electorate One bill affecting local units
to win the election, but a nation «tead of with typewnters. county and
must have the entire support of it ig still more renmrfcable municipality whose governing other agricultural commodities s^VlnT]^* a re^ation ^uit
the citizens to win wa«. that Plans and ^nciples which body does not notify the Retire- as/}p»,ll as cotton. A Septemtw, » reguianon oi un
Within a year, according to the prored to he basically sound are ment System's board of trustees
Newport -New Daily Press, theare being disregarded today. 'W© have oherwise by January 1, 1942,
have been more than 20 “explos- learned that dictatorships wd under the statewide teachers'
ion” and fires in the defense in- autrocracies are not oonducive to and state employees retirement
duatries with considerable loss of the freedom and happineae of the system. ^Hiis would mean that
life and millions in property whole peopLe, that the character municipal and county employees
loaees. In spite of the Dies com- of a nation’s greatness is deter- i^ould receive pensions, contrib
uting 4% Of their salary while
the town or county appropriates
a near corresponding amount.
Another bill would allow muni-
mittee and the FBI and the vigi- mined by the character of its
lance of conscientious citizens, individual citizens, thtft no ques-
these “accidents” and “expJos- tion ig ever settled permaneatly
, , . compre- £gij. gales practices; a unifonn
hensive measure to regulate and ^partnership act and a bill re
supervise public live stock mar- writing the law on limited psrt-
kets and live stock dealers, re- Q^rships; a msssure setting
quinng a permit from the Cora- forth uniform rules of practice
missioner of Agriculture upon for administrative agencies; •
meeting certain health stand- provision for aUmony after ab-
ards, was introduced, and a golute divorce upon grounds df
BT ZJOrOIlOir KUOBHI
Mr, nmHtnl IMlf bUimi
May I have a word with you?
toe for « kmg tfSM
I've bsea wiiriii^v yw would do.
In yo«7 ftrvBide chats on tiie
I hear you tsU tlM world
'Whtfk yon want thrai to kooiw,
And your speeches in general'
Soxiad mighty fine,
But th«te% eoe tUagi Ur, Mit-
That worriw nj miad.
I hear you talking s4^ tmim
7or the I^ina»
The Jewi^ I r- -j
And th« Cseehoslovajt^
But yen ii«v«r seem to miaation
Us folks "i^o^ Uack!
We'r« all Amefieans, Mr. Preside
And I’ve had sooogh
Of putting up with this
Jim Crow stuff.
I want the sslf>same ri^ts
Othir AmeiiMtqe have tods^.
I ^adt to fly ft |ia«ie
like any otW man may. v
I donH lik« this Jim Crow army
Or this Jim Qrown navy,
Or ths lily white nMiines
Luekitig ep the gr*vy
^^’re one tenth the natioa,
MK Ptesideat, ,fciarteen miUion
If yon help to keep us down,
W* wo*% fod pl^ oia: taxes,-
Onr peiflot^’s good.
We trf to Kvs Uke
Dsesnt AjoMtieaas shoold*.
Utai's.iHir •• eitisens, Mr. Pre4-
Ws have ths *^ght to demiuid
The next time you miike a speeA«
Take tOi sJQloiti iUuid ' !
And Bikke yottr aliening..
Ji^ as slear to im
As yon do when talking to
Theee EngUsfaateB across the sea.
Sines, for our land’s defease—
If we have to fight^ J
We ought te he together,
Black and white.
80 whftt I’m asking, M^.^Presi',
to hear you ssyj • '
No more segregatim in ths VBA
And when you inentioo the Fiaaa^
And the Jew,
And the Czeshodovaky
Don’t forget the fosrteea miUion
Here who’rs bisck.
8ueh f speech, I^ideat, Iw
Would pat a whole let noos aseao,
So tiie'MKt time yon e(t da>vn.
To that radio,
Joet Hke you kmbast Hitler'
Give Jim Oranrn • blow^
For all «4kiog, Mr. Preeidr
U to heiM> foa gfft ’ ' • *
Mo mors Mg^Mion in the UGML
My fHends, KQ more
fiegrsgOitm In the U8A.
greatly extended seed law
emerged from Committee in the
form of a substitute bill. By
another bill the Commissioner
(OmtUiaed on page fix)
w fi*ow octm
£OWt/t UN Die
Fm, Off rue
Ajjwwir (SMMour w
cipaliies and other political sub- of Agriculture is uithorized to
divisions of the ^ate to make
airport zoning regulations. Oth
ers would: permit coroners 'a
fee of $10, instead of $5, for
holding inquest; not require the
recordation of righti-of-way or
essements by telephone, electric
or power companies, and make
the pvesence of telephone or
power lines equivalent to recor-
establish and supervise a Coun"
tyand District Fair Division to
classify fairs and to oontribute^
to premiums according to a set
scale. A Sneate measure would
remove the license or privilege
tax on buyers of scrap or un
tied tobacco, while a House
measure would relieve the De
partment of Agriculture of sup-
two years seper»1;ion; a provi
sion for an eleteion on a con
stitutional amendment to per
mit the Genera) Assembly to
change the numj^r of ao|kntor-
ial districts without r^f*rd to
the nuftiber of judioiid mtricta;
a plan to provide a $100 p9r
month pension for widows of
former Attorney Generals; an
exclusion of newsboys under 18
from benefits of unemployment
compensation; and a re-writing
of the barbering law.
dation; permit marriage any- ervision of dog vaccinations,
wehre in the State under a li- The administration - si)on8or'
cense issued within the $tate,
regardless of county of issuance
—'Where the register of deeds
has affixed his offtcial seal to
the license; authorize munici
palities to transfer the city
treasurer's duties to the city
Florida This Week
DAYTONA BBAjCH, Fla.
ed Hijfhway and Public Works
oC^mission revision IhII heads
tell list of roads measures sent
to Committ^ during* the
week. The bill would reduce
thtf memebrs* terms from six
, , , . » ^ years, establish a stst#-
clerk; permit the operation of >wide rather than district sys-
school buses oa* day prior to teip of representation, and io-
the opening of school; and p)ace ve«(t the commission chginaao Cookman wUege ws» tto
local units issuittg bonds, other with all Commission authority wene of a s^ate-wide meetung of
except upon the basis o Justice, Wl^en the latter is not in
that right humatn relationship Two other important Jp
sxe more important than the “** *
creation of great organisations, ^4»000,000 fund for construe- thune Cookmw, 100 tended,
that the eounie of ha|iHneB» de- »^ndary ro*^ through
penda not so much upon what of W*!*’ irn* tjan«aiu
have as it does upon what we
These and many other things cw and truck oper^ow, on ter wss elected preaident of the
m pemopep a hem
8/WMKH KDQPM «
LIKE IHQOflRML MSDOT
taught™ violation instead^of upon fa«-
Bfi today. They may be aj^hed to satisfy jud^ent. The Mw. iMoeiMter eame to Bethuae
may be applied to problems facing recent Supreme Court Dwision Coota»»» two'years ago. In thst
personal relations, to the labor declaring invalid parking met- tiw ^ rjjviAutjoiused the
problem, to naticmal questions, ars because th^ were without Hhwy system and intereeted
and to a- international aflfaire. legislative authoriiation pivmp' ^ commwily ae well as the
Thersfore, let’« stop looking for ted a measure authoriziog cities «t“d*«t8 in th« uae of bo^ and
shprt cuts and patent repiedies, to pas( ordin^cas to inpofts Periodicals available to .
and let’s profit by what history parking fees. ‘ Mrs. Lancaster is a graduate in
taught Us thousands of years A measure related to both library science from Hamptoa
4go. health an4 highway wolUd b^ve ^9titiiiie. cll^ ^ -’30.
By Wittiam ,Hwjry
l^ey told «s back in eiurlgr Asjnt
That mbles once h*d two sparki-
Ingm* " P f*[* j
But soott tfify ^ok to haaghiy
And tkit th^ eoatld sd-
Ail othsf op jths gkihe.
This npAde itis oih^ry figlkting n^d
And '^sy dete>%ained to durrobe
Thm mols of eVwyikiag he had.
One said, let us remove his fur,
Ando4h^ Mid it would retora
But lUnea the g>^p didn’t eoncur
The mole went on with small coa-
Oas day, li»«r«vsr, nature said
For mre, llie mole’s a haughty
bOBBdf ’ ■
I'll make )il« nose ind« a spade
And Hiaka him root beoeaith ths
Tba voinm« en sal» on ihe
Neff Ben^ SDopeciative swioa
rartet ooatinne, ‘ ^ ipareass m
*»o* pwMit ahHr fat««, »•?
portp p. K, pofi Urm
agrat ef tbf N. C St^t« p^l^
Th# .Itutha^for^ Goun^ tsnras-
ing upi^ urn ^pftfating fnH tinus
and «aany faraf«rs are t#rrasing
with thfir own equipment, says J,
J. Hamlin, Jr. assistant faim
Many o| tlia aHm Pmiimi^ say
that ^s, autff
feed on hand thi« ’winter tran at
any time they can *'emember,~'re-
poqrta C, V. ^W»' «geot.