North Carolina Newspapers

Volume Twenty-two
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North Carolina, Saturday, May 24, 1941
Number Twenty-one
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Governor Broughton To Address Seniors
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Case To Force
Admittance Of Race
To Grad. School Reheard
JeffersoQ City» Mo. — The
famous case of Lucille Blufoisi
V8 the University of Misaouri was
opened again Thursday, May 15.
Tlie appeal of Miss Bluford,
Kansas City, Mo. from a judg
ment denying her a writ of man
damus to compel the registrar of
the University of Missouri to is-
■ae her a permit to register In the
graduate school of the university
toif work in jou^nal&m VM heard
by tSe Missoori gupreaiie Otwrt
and takeA vBder advisfiinent.
In the Missouri Supreme Cfourt
eotinsel for tlie Univer#»tir of Mo.
spent most of their time trying to
prove that Miss Bluford did not
waijt instruc tion in journalisin but
was merely lending her name to
an NAACP campaign to break
down the Ftate policy of segrega
tion. Charles H. Houston and
Sidney R. Redmond of the Na
tional leagal committee of the
NAACP who represented Miss
Blufol-d, answered by stating that
the NAACP was fighting to make
the state obey the equal protect
ion clause of the Fourteenth
Amendment to the Consitutlon of
the . United States and that they
were determined to se6 that the
state did not give white citizens
an education while all it offered
to Negroes was m l*ir suit.
They showed That the University
of Missouri was the only place in
Missouri where graduate training
in journailsm was offered by tlie
State, and thsTt under those cir
cumstance Mias Bluford was en
titled fo admission to the Univer
sity instantly. The University coun
sel argued that the NAACP was
engaged in a campaign through
out the states to break down the
laws setting up separate educat
ion for the races. Miss Bluford's
Please turn to Page Eight
Broughton Speaker
June 3, At N.C.C.N.
Final Exercises
Durham — The complete sche
dule of commencement activities
at the North Carolina College for
Negroes, as released earlier this
week follows:
The Program proper gets under
way Saturday May 24, with the
Annual Dean’s reception for the
Senior women, 6 to 8 p. m. in the
homo of the dean.
On Friday morning, May 30,
tffe annual class play of the Col
lege’s' senior group will be given.
Sunday, June 1, 3 o’clock—
Baccalaureate Semion by Doetor
Vernon Jones, Fannille, Virginia.
4.30-6—Annual Presidertt ’a re
ception to faculty, visitors and
alumni, president’s home.
A. and T. College
Celebrates “I Am
An American Day”
Greensboro — With appropriate
ceremonies! consisting of military
manoevers and a parade and a
special worship service, A at^ X
eojl^ joi»^ in Ae'
celebration of the first “I Am A
American Day” last Sunday
afternoon. This celebraton was
authorized by an act of Congress
to allow for the public recogni
tion of all American youth who
attained citizenship status from
the period, January through May
A parade through the city
streets consisting of three com
panies from the Maceo T. Alston
post of the Americah Legion ))re-
ceded the worship service. Milit
ary maneovers were held on the
campus lawn.
Thirty-four students were a-
warded Citizenship Handbooks at
the worship service. President
F. D. Bluford made the awards.
Dr. John F. Moreland, pastor
of Saint John’s AME Zion church
WibOn, delivered the principal
address at the recognition service
held in the college auditorium. He
took as basis for his address the
familia’F con^rvation between
Jeius and the Samaritan woman
at Jacob’s Well which reads in
part: “Thou has nothing to draw
with and the well is deep.”
The speaker said that modern
life offers us two alternatives:
the choice of either using a deep
well from which we can Eccure
which we can secure living water
or using a cistern from which we
can draw only only stagnant wa
ter. “It is the purpose of educa
tion,” he said “to so train the
intellecT that would be citizens
have the necessary tools to draw
living water vom the deep wells
of knowledge.”
IDr, Morland also pledaed with
the new citizens to acquire well-
disciplined emotions, a realistic
vie^v* of race relations, and a re
lations, and a religion based on
truth and founded on experience.
In conclusion, he pleaded for
a vital and Uviug religion and
education founded on the essen
tial principles of traij(,smission
and creation.
Price supporting mea.siires for
poultry, dairy products, pork pro
ducts, and vegetables will be con
tinued through June 30, 1.043, ac
cording to a United States De
partment of Agriculture announce
U. s. Treasury
D*CAN tmmM'
of New York City, one of the
best known public figures ih
America who was appointed as an
aide in the United States Trea
sury with headquarters in Wash
ington, O. C. Mr. Piekeng who for
years has served as Field Agent
for the NAACP and who is re
cognized as one of the most bril
liant scholars and si>eakers upon
public affairs within the group,
will especially emphaize the sale
of Defe^gj Bonds in his new work.
—(ANP photo.)
Dorthy Maynor
Is Noted As Very
New York, — We know of only
one person who ciin do all the
following things: sing beautifully,
play the Englis’h horn, play the
olioe, orchestrate a song, conduct
an orchestra scorei pUy the fhite
and transpose an aoeompaniment
at sight. Tliat person is Dorothy
Maynor, the noted Negro soprano
who was>. guest Sunday, May 18
on the Coca-Cola prt^am.
Dorothy Maynor, sensational
soprano, appeared as guest. star
•iunday. May 18, on the Ko.iVe-
lanetz-Spaulding Broadcast. Tlrb
popular program whteii Ngulariy
features th* Abf mmit of
ductor Andre Kosteltnet* and
Violinist Albert Spaulding, is
heard every Sunday afternoon at
4:30 EI^T over the Columbia
Stars oin “The Pause That Refreshes’*
Major Wright Has
Gala Birthday Party
Observes 87th Year
Philadelphia, — Major K. R.
Wright, Sr., paymaster in United
States army during the Spanish-
American war, college president,
father of a bishop, founder and
president of a bank, celebrated
his 87th birthday last Friday and
had 10,000 people, perhaps more,
out at his birthday party.
The guests attended a spring
time music arid flower festival
arranged by a committee of 1,000
in honor of .the veteran citizen.
Scores of choirs and other music
organizations furnished music;
representative citizens of two
races spoke; mountains of flow
ers and garden exhibit were ar
ranged by expert horticulturalists
and bevies of beautiful debutantes
dotted huge Convention hall.
E. Washington Rhodes, lawyer
and newspaper editor, was chair
man of the birthday affair with
representative men and.wonien in
the community leading the group
of sponsors.
Burton Defeats
East-Enders For
CitySoftbaB Crown
(Durham — The Burton School
Bulldogs, coached by P. Q. Bur-
nett^e, capturcd the Elementary
Softball chainpionship by routing
Bradsher’s East Enders, lO-**,
Plea^ turn To page Eight
Alabama To Be
Charged with Murder
Birmin|^am> Ala. — Chai^^s of
murder will be preferred against
Hubert Alexa,nder and other mem
bers of the police force of Fair
field, Ala., who is accused of hav
ing shot and killed Johii Jackson
in Fairfield recently, it was aur
nuonced thi& week by the Nation
al Association for the Advance
ment of Colored People.
Although TJUblic opinion i^
roused in favor of prosecution of
the officers, NAACP attorneys
who are ^andling t^e case expect
a stiff battle.
Army Seeks Enlistment of Negroes
In Charlotte and Mecklinburg Conpty
Charlotte —, According to in
formation, released here this week
by Col. H. Wells, it was re-
vealiad that the district, embrac
ing Charlotle and Mecklinburg
County has a quota calling for
829 Negro men. To be eligible,
men must have at least a sixth
grade eSucaltou, must be single,
and wi'thout criminal record. The
quota is ^roken down as follows:
Fort Bragg post. 158; Fort
Bragg replacement center. 111,
New Orleans Scene
Of New Teacher’s
Equal Salary Fight
Tim^ Inaugurates
Anti-Crime Clean-up
In The Queen City
Charlotte — C. A. Irvin, Pui
lie Relation Director of the Caro
lina Times will make the first of
a series of five talks to be broad
cast over the facilities of ladio
station WSOff Sunday m6rni%
May 25 at 9:30. The subject of
Irvin's "audresa will he on the gen
eral theme, “Crime Does Not
The newspaper man will show
necessary for our entire
citizenship to join hands in com
bating criminals as a part of our
National Defens^ Program.
Miss Irina Kyle, public school
teacher will render two musical
numbers vith the i>rogram.
New Orleans, — With a teach
ers’ salary differential reportedly
amounting to $375,5000 a year,
the New Orleans school board will,
soon have to take action on the
petition of Joseph McKelpin.
teacher in the E. P. Ricaud Echool
here to equalize teachers’ salar
ies. The petition was prestnted
Friday night. May 9.
Thui^ood Marshall, special
counsel of the National Associa
tion for the Advancement of Colo
red People, announced that the
New Orleans petition makes
Louisiana the third state in , addi
tion to Maryland, and Virginia
simultaneous campaigns
are being carried on to equalize
teachers’ salaries. It is expected
that the Louisville, Ky., ca^e will
be settled this month. The case
in Florida is now pending %^e
local United States court.
Fort Jalkson post, 92; Camp
Croft, South Carolina, 59, Camp
Davis, Coast artillery, 90; Fort
Bragg 77th Coast . artillery, 100;
Fort Bragg, 41st Engineers, -10;
Fort Bragg, Quartermaster detach
ment, 32; Camp Croft, Quarter
master detachment 27, and Fort
Jackson, Quartermaster detach
Some of the groups for which
men will be enlisted include gen
eral clerks, receiving and shipp
ing clerks, mess sergeants, cooks
stenographers, automobile meeh-
anies, storage battery electricians
radio electricians, painters, sign
painters, radio operators, truck
drivers, tractor driver?, roadman
and chairman, survey, dental stu
dent, and dental technician.
Buffalo Company
Follows Curtis^Wright
In Employing Negre
Longer Hours For
Machines Are Asked
By Defense Leader-
American Machines
Are Doing Only Part j
Time iob Thus Far
William Knudsen, dierctor of
the Office of Production Man
agement, tells American indus
try not to wait for new machine
tools but to use second -"hand
tools available “which will do
the job,” and to get busy and
let sub-contracts because “no
one knows your job, your facil
ities, and the other companies
in your area so well as you do.”
He those wtid^are “wait
ing” to quit waiting. “Let’s
get going and keep going; let’s
forget everything except the
welfare of our country,” says
Knudsen — who sounds more
convincing every time he speaks
It is interesting to note that
Mr. Knudsen's successor at Gen
eral Motors, C. E. Wilson, only
a few days ago stressed the
same idea, suggesting that de
fense production would be
speeded by finding ways and
nieans to work machinery more
hours per week. Mr. Wilson
said that the bottleneck in this
whole defense material produc
tion is to get machinery for the
new projects. He said that
there are actually 168 hours a
week, and that if you only op
erate the machinery two forty-
hour shifts per week, you are
only operating that machinery
legs than half of the time.
New York ~ Bt*ll Aireraft
('orporation has joinwl tbe rankt*
ot* thoee American aircraft eoM"
panies who are relaxing Uit;ir
criminatory hiring p«liri«s, kb*
Xatiou*! Urban League announe«JI
today on the basis *>£ a rei>ort i*-
eeived from itii Buftalo affiliate;
A eoofertnee ' held yestenlay
'.etween officLaL. ' of the Buffaicr
Urban l^agu« and the Ik'11
C9rporati(n ii»-
UKMliale' -work
ers to be iwed in mainteiiiui*^
work and similar eapm’ities tn
the Niagara Falls plant, with iwo-
bPoct of further plaeements in tJte
future in other plants and in
better paid eati'gorie- -
Siokesmen for the Butlalo Ur
ban League were 'William I>.
Kvans, Ere»utive Secretary and ,
Franklin T. Nichols, who waa
' i.siting Buffalo ' aji part of a
special field assigiinie^L in w hiek
he repre eute«l the National ITr-
ban, League. These spokesmea
made it clear that the Negro
eoniniunity would not be satisfied
with maintenance and unskilled
jobs but will expect that the ap-
>Ucations of Negro workers would
be eon-idered on the basis of
their training and experiencA and
that places would be made for
them in skilled capacitics.
These developments at the BdL.
plant brighten still further th®
employment prospects of Negro*
es in Buffalo c- defense indm^tries.
Last Fall, it is recalled, the Uif-
ban League led a strong
which forcetl school officials to
open their auto meehanie^ an4
aviation mechanics coursef. to Jfe*
gro students. Negroes had baajn,.
barred from these defe«s« ■*~nrnllM
beeao!!« of the anti-N.egvo peUeiBn
of local aircraft p^ts>, - ,
Hillside Park High
To Have Twelve
Grades Neid Year
Durham — Hillside Park High
School will inaugurate a 12 year
system of study for all students
next year, according to W. F.
Warren, superfntendent.
Principal W. M. McElrath of
the school has been busy for the
past few days adjusting the sche-
dule.s of the students so that they
may take advantage of the cours
es being offered next year, War
ren faid. Students at the school
will have practically the same
study courses now being offered
at the Durham High School.
According to Supt. Warren,
tffe plans for setting up the ex-
ra grade have h^n underway for
the past several years.
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