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The Platform of •
E^oal salariM far N^ro TMchan. '
Nei^ pdUeenen.
Nc^ir* jaryMMi.
Eqaia] eincational opportunities.
liifInN* wacM tor domestic Mrvants.
FtW partlcipatibn of Neirroea in all branches of the
** Natiaaal defense.
Ab^ahaMnt of the dmible-standard irage scale
in indiKtry.
Grtoiter participation of Negroes in political affairs.
BetU^ honsinr for Negroes.
Negt« representation in city, county, state and na
tfc^ ffovemiMnts.
Qreat Britain *i| Taliant ktaad
ii proof tkat terror ta«tiee hare
th«ir limits. Hitler’s terrorism
Uk« a seooiire of the infenil ha*
swept oat temporary exintenee
nation after nation and itill
others are tottering in the bal
ances of indecision. One of the
moKt eneoara^ng things abont a
discouraging situation is the slow
strides Nazism makes before
stem opposition. When tarrorism
eeases to terrier it is the most
impotent of imi>otent thin^.
When frightfalness ceases to be
frigfatfnl, it becomes limited ks
a pr^ram and a policy.
Although before this article
has been released to the press,
Orest Britain may be wrapped
in Mckcloth of capitulation and
defeat, I am beginning to won
der if Hitler, has not come at
at last to the end of his gilded
dream of world conquest. There
are some reasons why I sr be
ginning to doubt the ranted
strenj^h of the German war
machine. Had it been as strong
as reputed, why it did not orer
whelm Britain after the capitpla
tion of France! A nation armed
as Hitler made claim for Ger
many, should not have been ex
hausted by th© attack on Pran e
and Poland. The battle of
France and Poland should have
been in the nature of a “work
out” for the great German isfer
machine. But Hitler paused as
the channel last summer and is
still pausing!
Before an utterly nnprspared
Calvio’s D^est
ism has its limits. Hitler promis
ed to destroy the entire British
army but instead thousands and-
thousands^ were returned to as
Blngland" '• befart > which Hitler
paused. Nearly a year has pass'
the delay f If he has to pause to
refuel so early his reputedly
invincible war machine, it was
not so “hot” to b^tin with.
Then, too there are the bomb
ings which he has not followed
did not do to other
“Jesus answered: ‘Thou couldest have no
power at all against Me, except ft were giv- B^h
«n thee from above: therefore he that deliv- showed conclusively that terror-
ereth Me unfep thee hath the greater sin.”
John 19cll.
Tuffoslavia’s revolt a^rainst its spineless lead^ who w6uld ed and all of the British em*
i^the little country down the river to the Hitler gangsters pi^e has been dalled into service,
be^ks the tetions of a people who are wiUing to purchase jf Hitler could not.take England
fraedom with their lives. Yugoslavia ought to be an inspiration summer he cannot take it
to rappr^ pMple eveiT^ere, e»pec..lly those m Burope.n „ y,
‘■y ed and oiled « he boMtld wlT
There are» few things in the world more priceless than life to i._ v..«
its^f. An individual, race or nation that has no ideals for
Viikh it will die is not worthy of the-rights of free men. ^
Yogoalavia, whether Germany attacks her or not, will
fmerge from present conflict a stronger and more unit^
faopls. She hM taught the world that hell hath no fury like
that of S2| huiaMe people once they become aroused.
We tbnUc the Yugoslavian revolt is the beginning of the . j j. . «
and of tte Hitler r^me. If this does turn out to 1» true, it ^ Coventry
will be in ^ny for future students of history to leam * reason and this rea-
h»m thp snaUest nations in Europe changed the destiny ’'e^todness
«f one oflthe greatMt monster nations of all times. Hitler. How do we accouat for
i the fact that after each devasit-
■HIE OLD ORDER DIETO iog air bombing of the British
Isles, there is a lull instead of a
According to many students of history World War Number follow upf My guess is Hitler's
pKO is the direct result of an old social orfer founded upon the oil resenies are running low and
frmcipil^ '^at might makes right, the strong has a righit to before these devastating out*
IBl^oit'-lh weak, to the victor goes the spoils, h^ who pays bursts there must be a period of
fiddler as a right to call the tune, and hunderds of other conservation,
fttks of m bMt decaying past. — —
. Thegr tell us tiiat whatever the outcome of the present war
tiwt thin wUl emerge a new thought and a new and better so
cial ordK-. A majority of scholars seem to think that this new
•Mial dfdker will be more humane in its concept thereby bring-
mg to a majority of the people the fruits of their labor rather
than to a selected few.
- We cannot agree with these students of history. We do
tl0t beneve a brawl, whethier b^i^^n individuals or nations,
f«er s^led anythii^^g satisfactorily^ We do not believe that
en of nations who are so ruthless as to pump bullets into
bb|}ies of innocent women and children, bomb hospitals
xm0tt to other henious crimes are capable of producing a
^etlii» or laws of government by which people of differ*
and creeds can live peacefully.
not believe that a peaceful new order can be estab-
‘. mi¥ki m sword. We do not believe that trained militarists
of prescribing for what ails the world.
mowment for good that has to come to the
sr ml peace it has enjoyed has not been produced
of a mord or n gun.
Iqadcry foo)s enough to spend seventeen
is an Attempt to purchase freedom by
mieg and ^bHtla^ips are not enough to draft
order bawd on the princi|rf« of righteousness.
^foad]^ who afe m li^l bent,on showing how pow-
lao tliat thi^ Ue^ the common people to death to
that the savenar* one of them knows not why it
not going to change overnight
^oeid iMulm of peaqe.
«^iite^|ltfl|im i^afvd hen as rulen of the
it op twice in 2$ asd^iuM; tiwre will be
order fiom the prajnt world conflict.
Turrg BAift mDiTiM
veteran J. Homer Tati, all star-
ing the ftase MeCleodoa
runaing at St. Martini
Theatre in Hariem* Hii|^ ^*^1
be eoaaidered the story of a dmui
and bis msiagt.
That naa i» J. Boeieir TpUt
whom mors than any linn^
actor playwright knows what i*
wrong with the Negro theatia.
His message, as a t«ehnical «z-
preKsion ihrouf^ the media4a. of
the play “GOSPEL TRAIH’*
discloses the simpTe me^od by
which the Negro Theatre may
be onee more revived and vita
tliis play, ^ling witii Ae
great American tragedy of ottf
Jim Crow rail road i^ratem, ia
the most iM|i|t|Utioiw4 opoa eWir
attempted by Director* iH^k
CampMl and Muriel Raiia
their MeClendon Playei*.' At
4ong last it eitrikes the hajj^
medium which skillfully
ex«!ellent eotertainment,
aO^ng asd oogHii pre(a(^wri|^
lir. Tutt ranks along tri^ “
f^' who (Value the
proi^^^ T«lae o€
g«>od %mied]r aa opposed to'
tai^ %Qod«n pattMM of
realisin which too of^n Miiii
the* enterthiniBe*^. vialue of
palganda plays. *‘jk)ej>el
blasts the Jim Crow raik^a^
system like * ^itskrieg. Il^
here we find folks i^ya;
gedy, realims, eHnedy {iiilosOfiigr
and contempt so skillfidly wmVW
into the action of the play tiuit
preachment ne^ ta
way of entertainment.,'
That’s whsi the andiense
pays for BNlmTAINMENtt
And in “Gospep Train’' the
Bie«sa«e lugoea^ o^ fovoefuHy
jtist the same.. ‘
What does Mn Tatt thftk is
wrong* with Ifce Negny Thewtrftf
He saye: “They have Simf^y
neglected the simple fondameixt-
% of goodi entertainment
thete has been the .fa&QTe to
show these fondamentajs in top«p
ing with the timea. 1%e |mblic
wants good enteriainmeilf, blit
this almost impossible wi^ otit
originality, Matty of oar eotopild
performers, playwrights an^l pto
dttcers long or the goo(i ol(^
days. Whether or not they - fttily
realise it,„ what they 3rea»n f(|r
is the oppQrtunity to eredte, to
be original.
“'FKe bane of show basinsis
in recent years has bean alavijrii
imitation. Whenf on* good* colo
red show beeomes a hit, tin
white producen fdh»w tltls ap
with show after show of the
same kind; largely because thtor
think every *ow like - it wfll
The Childri
maito'. moaey. Ths pufclie, hoiw*
•vtf, gets tired of the Mune
thtf M almost impossible without
the Negro stage.’*
“But years «#o ma«y of
isxbad our own companies and
pvt'on our own.allows w« were
able to be origfaal: able to try
dut different ideas w« w^s
ereatire. Conasqliaaily, i h e
public did not tire of us because
we' always had something new,
Something creative, Tet, we
never onee lost sight of that
^reat fnndavental of .the thea
tre — ENTfllRTAINMENt, first
last and always, entertainment.”
“CKjspel Tram” is now being
made ready for a Broadway run.
It’s a “natural’- and should do
as >*611 ss the best of them.
The Debt the Citizen of the
C^ty Owes the Farmer
WISrte groap wngh «f tl
th» Aioeriean
_ of tta PUP-
^ onfribrtii^ of our estimsted annual
dollars. The wealth of'«iex*F.^neriea'a
wDtUd ce$»e naarer to an ap>
Moi/m TO
■we tneSL am/tnv pimis ib
WCri ngd otMt GSfAsi JMik, VM
otay A i««oaM» wA«r—mr
a tammtmea.mfifum
waits Mtmi a iisanH arm.
. Nations, like individuals,
must net value Ijfe so kighly as
to viUue liberty not at all.
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Never take the problem of
life so seriously that other peo
ple forget to taka you serious^.
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Herr Hitlw sticks to his
story; the Bnglish will be con
quered thia yMT. Well, we’ll
Defense Program h
State Not Factor
fa Increase Ctf
Traffic Accidents
"Persons who seek to excuse
the recent increase in traffic
accidents in North Carolina on
the grounds that national de
fense activity in various sec
tions of the state has created
abnormal traffic aituations are
kidding t^mselves,” Ronald
Hocutt, director of the High
way Safety Division, stated this
In reply to an TnquTry from
the National Safety Council,
which is making a aurwy to
determine the importance of na
tional defense accidents in the
national traffic accident pic
ture, HofUtt said:
my opinion, and on the
fNtsis of our aocident records,
the traffic volunie resultiag
irom defense activities at Fort
pragg, Camp Davis and other
|)0mt8 in the state has. been a
piir^or factor in the accident pic
ture in North €a|plina.
^‘As a matter of record, dur
ing ^he ^rat two months of this
y^r thera Was only one traffic
d^ath in North Carolina in
wb^ch a oMl^ta^ vahicle wa^s in
volve; thare Isera thraa daatli^
i* motor v«bi^ accidehts ih-
vtAmmg orilitai^ |MfioiiAel but
not; military and there
waoe eight-daatha in motor ve
hicle accidents arising :.out of
4efeiue pj:o4^i*4oiV^
The debt tHe city people owe
to the farmer is a heavy one.
If possible, suppose there were
no farmers. Where, would civ
ilization' be, and where would
ou^ fooff, tslotlllng, and leather
fOlf the ^^OCT arid other "prod-
u$Aa of tlie HtfAn eoi»e frotnf
t>aniel Webster saidt “Wh^
tillage begins, other arts fel
low. The Farmers therefore,
are the founders 6f human civ*
ilieation." How true this is!
As far back as anything is re
corded farming has played the
leading role in life.
The problem of farming is a
vital concern of the well-being
of the nation. Why not then
each and everyone as a whole
be cooporative with the farmers
more effectively? Think, if the,
fatmers would' only organise
and cooperate niore fully, waht
tl\ey could do to get higher
prices for thjeir products. 'As
it is, farmers are less coopera
tive than any other group or
^ The number of farmers is
large. The variety of farm pro
duce is very great. The envir
onments of farms vary widely.
These and other factors make
the problem of farming as dif
ficult as it is important. Some
people when they sit dowin to
smoke their pipe or cigarette
do not realize hpw «nuch time
and effort the farmer, as well
as' others, put forth to manu
facture and make the tobacco
from which the cigarette is
composed. Some people do not
realize how much time the farm
er has put forth on hia crop,
and then go to the market with
his produce to get so small a
price. Why don’t people pay the
farm remore? Individuals, as
well as merchants can do this.
In Germany, England and
atber war torn countries, mil
lions of people did and are go
ing to starve because of the
lack of food. Why do they lack
food? Because the heads of the
nations have taken the farmers
to fight. They, as well as we,
need the farmers.
Truly our debt to the im
mense number of fanners is
rery great. Are we going to
pay this debt?
The next time you eat, smoke
those cigarettes and cigars, stop
and think of where they come
from. Farmers are indifepensa-
Me in the cotintry as well as
in the city. So cooperate with
the farmers and help them!
Workers in factory, office,
atore and farm, together with
their families, today own 88 per
cent of all life insurance pol
icies in force, their share of or-
dwary, industrial and group
policies or certificates being
By Louiae Shaw
(Fcfoi Good HoMwlMtpii^
How truly wise, perhaps, it-was
My dollars Vere io few, ' '
For if my purs* were ftoll, then I
‘Would never knoyr if you
Had manned me for riches, or
Because soy eyes were blvtsl
Ths Problem By
For Ornaadar Prsii
rigan is^ assistant librarian at
t^e Capiegi^ Negro Library,
fireenfcibott>, l^ng ago , Mrs. Gar
rigan saw tbf *eed for better
poems and better plajis for child
ren and the fruit* of b«r ertorts
to remedy the aituetion is shown
in her Rhym^ and Jinglee For
Children’s Hour (Christopher
Publishing Company, Boston
1940). She ia a graduate of
Bennett College.
I wonder what it costs
Little Jackie Proat
To keep his chilly sting the sum"
nior through;
So that the seorehing sun
Can’t even find a one
To melt away the coldneas, don’t
I’m sure the snn*’ bright rays
On our long summer dayit
Could kill Jack Frost, and bury
■him so deep
That in the early fall.
He would never hear t4ie call
To come and sting our hands, or
bjte our feet.
Well it appears to me
I’ll have to let things be;
I can not leam the secret of
Jack Frost.
I do not wish him harm;
t simply am not warm—'
My ¥lhoes are worn, and my
glov«s are lost.
—Nettie W. Caxrigan, 1940
More Truth
Than Poetry
h The News
De Gaullists cowed' in Frisnch
West Africa by fear of repris
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Shotwell says l^ritish save the
world from dominationvby war.
Rockefeller' Foundation to aid
young Briions in medical stud
Manufacturers point to ten-
year rise in non-defence spend-
ing. V- ^ .
President’s stand for all-out
aid is widely accepted by press.
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Willikie pi^uades Martin to
keep Republican party post.
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Wage act .exemptions extend
ed for off-thp^3^rm processing.
Nation - wide activity in the
steel industry is the greatest
Kovacs defeats Sabin to cap
ture U. S. indoort tennis title.
Wehrle - Sneed are victors in
finals of U. S. amateur-pro golf
Canada rushes two chains of
airports leadihg to Alaska.
Women are advised not to
seek jobs in defense industry
Centering of defense con
tracts is criticized by C. B. Da
Mercury and antimony ores
found in U. S. by Bureau of
# '■
Income tax payers ru#h to
give government a billion in
Mary had a little cold, but
•(wouldn't stay ^t home,. ,,
And everywhafe thatj ^ary
went, the cold was sure to
It wandered into Mqljy’s eyw
therrt'fun^f i^ard. *
It jumped from there to Bobbj^s ^
nose, and thence to Jimmie's ■
ears, ' '
It, pamted A^na’jrthroat bright
red, and sweil^ poor Jennie's .
Cora had a fever, and a-cough
put Jack to bed.
The moral of this little tale ia
viery quickly said
She could have saved a lot of
pain with just one day In b«»d.
Prayer I
Republican Senatprk back
Byrnes for Supr^e Court va
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President opposes ri^ of
farm parity from '^5 to luO per
cent. ’
Hong Kong's defenses now
ready for war in tha Pacific.
Robsevalt popularity is at all-
time high,, survey finds.
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0PM plans strict rationing of
almiuaiun for civUiaa u«e.*
I was standing at a'^ bank
counter ..waiting for a .clerk to
com^ and I picked up a pen and
began to print on a blotter in
large letters TWO WORDS,
which had gripped me like a
vice PRAY THROUGH, I kept
talking to a friend and printing
until I had a big blotter filled
from top to bottom.
I transacted my business and
went avray. Next day my
friend came to see me and said
he had a striking story to tell
"A business man went into
the bank soon after you had
gone. He was discouraged be
cause of business affairs. As
he started to transact his busi
ness with the same clerk, over
that blotter on which you had
Written his eyes caught the long
column of words: Pray Through
— who wrote that?' he asked-,
and upon being told, exclaimed:
‘that is the very message I need,
have tried to worry through in
my own strength and have only
mentioned my troubles to CK>D?
NOW I am goia'g to PRAY the
situation through until 1 get
light’." - •
The trouble with most edi
tors, including the writer, is
that writings runs faster than
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The gossip of small towns is
ju^ about the same as that in
lai^ ciiifl)i, but is more unani-
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Tiie Mhiayements that adorn
hunian progress have not been
the rewards of those who refuse
to plan.

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