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Volume Twenty-l’wo
Durham, North Carolina, Saturday, May 17, 1941
Number Twenty - Five
Trio Killed In Crossing Accident
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AIRCRAFT PLANT EMPLOYS NEGROES
ICE TRUCK NIT BY
FAST TRAIN; AU
OCCIPANTS KILLEB
BT MABSHALL REVELS
Durham — Death's knell sound
ed for three young Durham ites
last Sunday at approximafely 9
«. m., when an ice truck owned by
Neil Stanback, and oecupied by
Bobe^t Crenshaw, Jr., 15, of East
Pettigisew Street, Vernell Chavis,
16, of South. Brigge 4'^eaue, and
Ralpil. irdrim WM
ttvttck by the fa»t inooming Train
Number 21 of the Southern Kail
way, headed west at the Dawn
Str*et "Crossing near the Virginia
and Carolina Chemioal plant in
East Durham.
Crenshaw, the youngest of the
trio was killed instantly, while
the other occupants died shortly
after reaching Lincoln Hoeipital
of broken limbs and skull frac
tures sustained in the aeoident.
Reports vary as to hoTr the
tragic affair laotually occurred-
Howeveri in eome quarters it is
averred, that the vehicle stalled on
the tracks, in front of the fast
raqving incoming passenger train.
The vehicle was completely de-
moliehed and was dragged a dis
tance of approximately 150 feet
by the train.
Funeral services for the accid
ent vietima were conduoted
Tuesday *fterno6n, from the Or
ange (Jrove Baptist Church, East
Durham by Ih*. V. E. Brown, pas-
ir, who with Beveral other pro
minent ministers paid a glowing
last tribute to the deceased.
‘x EULES OF THE BOAD
• ON*iDIMmNO LIGHTS
• Sea. 94, Motor Vehicle Laws
• of North Carolina:— "The
• head lamps of motor vehicles
• shall be so constructed, ar-
• ranged and adjusted that they
• will at all tinies and under
• normal atomepheric coudi-
• tions and on a level road piro-
• due* a drivtftg light sufHcient
• to render deafly discernible a
• person two hundred feet a-
• headj but any person dperat*.
"■ ing a motor vehicle upon the
• highways^ when meeting ano-
• ther vehicle, shall so control
• the lights of the vehicle oper-
• ated by him by shifting, de-
• pressing, deflecting, tilting
• or dimming the head light
• beams in Fueh manner as
• shall not project a glaring or
• dazzling light to persons in
• front of such head lamp.” In
• other words, dim your head-
• lights when meeting another
• car on the highway at night.
• The law requiraa i£, courtesy
• suggests it, safety 3einands
it.
Prominent Bostonian
Finds No Air Jim
Crow In South
By Jim Hewlett
Boeton'— Norris O. Davis, pro
minent local undertaker who re
cently purchased a round trip air
line ticket to Natchez, Miss, with
stop over privilege enroute to viait
, tiie nationally known Booze family
of Mount Bayon, was informed by
airline officials here that while it
is- riot the custom, to encourage
Negpro travel by air in the South,
they a're treated with utmoat eonr
tesy and are accorded the same
rights as white- pMsengers#
Ushers To Set Up
Randolph County
Branch In Ramseur
Ushers from many SMitions of
the state will Journey to Ram-
aeur, North Carolina on Sun
day, May 25 to set up a branch
of the North Carolina Interde
nominational Ushers Associa^
tion to be known as the Ran
dolph County Ushers Union.
Arrangements for the pro
gram have been completed ac
cording to J. W. Doak, treasur
er of the State Association,
and a large crowd is expected to
be on hand.
Ushers and visitors from fiib-
srty, Ashboro and other places
in the county Will b» prwrent as
well as singing groups. The
program will include a morning
and afternoon session , and will
be held a^ the M. E. church. It
will conclude with an address in'
the afternoon by President L,
E. Austin of the State Associa-.
tion.
According to Mr. Doak visi1>-
ing Ushers will be served din
ner on the church grounds at
1:30 P. B(L by the committee on
Arrangements, and it will not
be necessary for out-of-town vis
itors to bring lunches.
All of the state officers have
been invited to the meeting and
from all indications, many of
them will he present from as
far east as Raleigh and as far
west as Winston-Salem.
FLASH!
* A mob, estimktcd 11 P. Lit- *
* ten, Gadaen Ooozitjr* Fla. *
Sheriff as 5 or 6 unidentified *
* whites, snatched a Niigro pri- *
soner, A. 0. WilUaffis, who *
* was being nuhed by asnbol- *
* ance to TaHahaiwee for hoepi- *
t«l treatment, Monday *
* evening. May 12 after bar- *
* ing been brmt&IIy shot and *
* beaten Sunday aigtit tn a *
* prior attempt by a lyiidi bent *
* mob, and in this second at- *
* tempt poured a ToUey of *
* eight or ten shots into hJi al- *
* ready wotodad bo^. WtU- *
* iiOOB had be«B accused of so *^fie]is^’ to be trained at it$
attisnpit cdnunteaJ assault sp* *
* on a 12-year-old whit* child. *
* The Sheriff stated that net- *
'" ther Deputy Sheriff Davis who *
* had been on doty Son. idte, *
nor ambnlaAce driver Webb. *
* who was enroate to the hospi- *
* tid Monday with Williams
* could recognise any mombers *
* of the mob. . •
Defendants Win In
Texas Primary Tilt
Henin^urg Chosen To Head Delaware
State Teachers College By Trusts
Dover, Delaware. — Dr. Al
phonse Heningburg of North
Carolina College for Negroes
was elected to succeed Dr. R.S.
Grossley, president of Delaware
State College for Colored Stu
dents at a recent meeting of the
Board of Trustees, it was an
nounced this vteek by J. A.
Prear, Jr., Secretary of the
board. ^ ,
Dr. Heningburg is a graduate
of Tuskegee Institute, received
the Phi Beta Kappa award at
Grinnell College in Iowa, later
matriculated at the yniversity
of Paris and was avirlirded the
degree of Doctor of Philosophy
in College Administration at
New York Universiy in 1939.
During his twelve years as a
member of the staff at Tuske
gee Institute, he served success
ively as instructor, director of
the academic department and
Personnel Director.
In 1937 he came to the North
Carolina College for Negroes to
serve as Administrative Assist
ant to Dr. James E. Shepard,
president of that institution.
Dr, Heningburg has become
widely known for his work in
0PM Puts Pressure'Mechanics Arts Head
On Aiiplane Plants
To Hire Negroes
Mr. Hillman Assures
NAACP That Com
panies Will Be Urged
To Accept Negroes
Waahington -— Prom Sidney
Hillman, co-director of the Office
of Production management comes
word that the 0PM i& investigat
ing the racial policy of the Swall
ow Airplane company whjch, re-
eently circulating a handbttl ask-
for “white Araetican eiti-
public relations and as a teach
er of school administration. He
is at the present time a mem
ber of the Executive Committee
of the Association of Colleges
and Secondary Schools for Ne
groes and is secretary of the
Control Committee of the same
association. Last month, he
was elected as alumni represen
tative on the board of trustees
of Tuskegee Institute. His sei^
vices are in grest demand as a
speaker and he has been promi
nent throughout North Carolina
in inter-racial activities.
In releasing his statement
the secretary of the Board of
Trustees at Dover said: “We are
convinced that we have made
wise selection of a man who is
capable of giving able direction
to the program of our college.”
State College is a land-grant
college of Delaware. In addi
tion to work offered in agricul
ture, home economics and the
mechanic arts, the college serves
as the enter of teacher prepar
ation for the State. The Insti
tution is approved by the Civil
Aeronautics Authority to offer
vocational flight training.
Houston, Tex. Approval of
the lily white Democratia primary
as now in use in Texas was given
this week by Federal Judge T.
M. K/Wineriy of the U. S. Dis
trict court. He decided in favor
of the defendants in the case of
Sidney .Hasgett vs election offi
cials.
The eaae, which attracted wide
attention in the South, wae hand
led through the local branch of
the NAACP, with the assistance
of Atty. Thurgood Marshall ss
asfiociate legal adviser. It was
heard on April 17 following many
postponement!. Judge Kenit^ly
had the case under advisement
for 10 days before giving his de
cision.
The plaintiff, ti^ett, sued
election officialsi contending he
had been damaged to the extent
of $5,000 when he was barred
from voting ia the Democratic
primary.
Defense attorneys argued that
the Democratic party was a pri
vate organisation and wss en
titled to excjude from membership
any individual or groups it desir
ed. Judge Keonerly upheld this
contention.
Joining in the battle for the
plaintiff were Attys. H. 8. Davis
of Houston and W. J. Durham of
Sherman,Texas.
ion in Witehita, Kaos.
In reply to a ;ommunieation
from Roy Wilkins, assistant ee-
eretary of the National Associa
tion for the Advancement of
Colored People, Mr. Hillman
stated, “To date we have made
contacts with several leading air
plane companiea and have secur
ed from appropriate Offices pled
ges of cooperation which are be
ing translated into actual plans
for Ne^o employment.”
Mr. Hillman assured ttie NA-
AOP that the Swallow company
will be urged aolng witli other
Plants to accept Negroes for em-
ployitnent.
Appplications For Air
torps Available At
N. Y. NAACP Office
Curtls-Wright Agrees
To Train Applicants
For Aircraft Jobs
Negroes Rank High
In Mentd Tests
Eobert Cottoui iMrector of H©-
chanci Arts and Sta»erintendetit
ff Buildinfs and Qroonds at Un-
coln University, Jefferson Oity,
BSi^ouxi.—(AKP photo).
New York — The results of a
scientific reee*irch recently con
ducted in the field of human per
sonality, as revefied
Jlepttt^kl Bfia^ine«^^ho'
fic^nt wealth »f JSegfro tStJent and
genius in' this eoiiatfy* Bruce
Blivea, a.whit« writer foimd from
two surveys made of 8,000 Chi
cago Negro school children, pick
et! at random,^ that were in
telligent enough to qualify a«
geniuses” and that one ranked
with the highest, intelligence rat
ing of great men of the past
(Mill, Goethe, Newton).
Plane Plant Jobs
Loom For Race
Washington — Crashing all
fronts of the airplane manufac
turing industry, Negroes are be
ginning to be considered in these
'plants for jobs with indications
that within a very short ^inie,
they will be working in three huge
plants.
On Wednesday night, Lieut.
1 i Lawrence Oxley of the United
Annlirants UrfiT^d To ^states Unemployment service left
Request Traming At''“
School Nearest Their
Home
New York — Men who are in-
Buffalo, New York — The
successful eulmination of as c#*
fort to gain employmeat oppor
tunities for skilled N^roee in tte
aircraft indc tries in Buffalo wmm
effected today with th« stleetiMi
of a group of Negro appKeanii
for training in the CnrtiiaB-
the New 1 Wright Aircraft ptent.
a magni I
tXpoB the Stieeefsfal eompleti«i
df Ihir trsiiwui eoaisi^i4hca»
gro appnntiees wiO be tofieijmA
as skilled workeri^ in aircraft pro
doction. Because of the rtcofxuz-
ed necessity fox selecting traineiiC
with above the average inteU%-
ence, perf»iuility, adetability, and
physical fitness for this pioneer
group, Lieut. Lawrenee A. 0x1^^
Chief Baeial Beiatioaa
Soeial Seeurity Board, Washii^
ton, has figured prwainent^ ia
the preliminary arr*nagem«itfv
and recruitment of the trainees.
During the Past three mnntlis
Lieut Oxley has had eonferaMe*
with, and the active eo^ieratim
of executives of the aihiraft i«-
dus^ and representatives of tke
New York State Employniettt
Service, National Youth Admibs-
Buffalo Chamber of
ef Educatioife.
terested in joining the aiir crops
of the United States Army are
notified that they may obtain ap-
plication blanks by writing to the
National Afisocaion for the Ad
vancement of Colored People 69
Ffth Avenue, New Ycwrk City.
The NAACP has already sent
out nearly 100 of the blanks se
cured from the War Department
and is mailing 200 more to those
who have written expressing
their willingness to join the air
force.
The asFociation stresses that
suggpestion that applicant request
that they be given training at the
training school nearest their
home because of the prestent plan
to send such Negroes as art ac
cept^ for training to the segre
gated training school at Tuskegee
Institute.
• in by the Curtis Wright company
to offer them the personnel which
they plan to recruit among Ne
groes. Lieut. Oxley waa especially
asked for by this firm.
Enroute to Kansas, where the
great hue and cry arose on the
airplane plants refusal to engage
Negroes, went Dr. Ira DeA Heid
to consult with officials there
with referene to putting Negroes'
in the training courses in the
Kansas »hools with further re
ference to putting them to work.
3ome 50 Negroes are being con
sidered for this first effort.
Up in Hartford, Conn., Pratt
and Whitney are thumbing the
idea and according to informa
tion close to the offical sources,
it is be^ievfed they are ready to
capitulate and engage Negro
workers in their plants.
Although the source asked that
information be given the public,
the person was especially anxi-
Please turn to page Eight
Subscribes To
Negro Newspapers
Washington — Negro newspap
ers will be included in the gener
al. subscription list of the United
Staj^ Office of Oovernment Re
ports *beginning July 1, it is re
ported. This is the firjt time that | istration,
clippings from Negro papers will j Commerce, Board
receive official recognition from I ™ ^
. I u - I Please turn to page Bight
thisi government bureau. • ^
NAACP Field Worker
Accepts High Post
With U. S. Treasury
Washii^lton — William Pickens,
field secretary an3 director of
branches for the NAACP since
1920, has lefr that organization
to take a new position in the
United States treasury at Wash
ington. Ha is expected to assume
his new duties late this week, and
will be the only Negro holding
an official position in the feder
al treasury.
The appointment is not poUti'
cal, it was emi^asized, and Mr.
Pickens will have a civil serriee
rating. His salary was not re-
vealed, although it is expected to
be considerably more than Us
reumuneration at tite NAACP
and will mak« him aie ot tb«
J highest, il not the hi|^eet, paid
Negroesr in the government mbv.
vice.
It waa understood that seve^
nationally proaiineat oko ■ wet»
under eonsideratioo^ bat 1^.
Pickens was ebos« and riifurns^l
of his t^leetion by looif distMMl
telephon« to his hwi«, at
York. It esMe as « %
^im u he waa &oi vimtt %hI
soeh a laove wm «ei4ds9M|ji|
and aeeovdia^ had m m. Il^«
no atteaipt to oliaitt
tion. lb. PSritaM is elasMt!^
indepttD^KVi BiBitiwHy. ^
As : a nwwifcwLt Jg
staff, Mr. FMmw vUL
ofRe® in th« tfaesnry
He is SHVatfeMl to
Pie—» tMEBF to
Anti-Crime Broadcast To Feature Judge
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