North Carolina Newspapers

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Two Negroes Appointed On F.D.R. Committ
“WingsOver Jordan’*To Give $10,000 In Scholarshi
a Ctin^
Volume 22 — Number
Durham, N. C, Saturday July 26th, 1941
Ten - Day Battle
Ends In Success
For .Recognition
President’s Group
To Contain Two
Negro Members
Navy Adamant In
Barring of Negroes
Wn*hington, D. ('. —. Kt'pro-
Washington (Spwial) — In a sentntivcs of six national or-
ten day battle behind the acenea ganizutions financed and offlpec-
here and in New York, the tightjed by white people got “exactly
to ^et two Negro members named .nowhere” in a reeent interview
to the committee whieh is to,with representativeH of the Unit-
.iunction under the President’s jed .States Navy when they lodKud
executive order b*nniflg «iiscri-,a strong protest against tho vir
niination in n»ttoB4l defense «di»»iwj ot Negro Ameri
diNitrieS "was won July IT,
On that date, word eame down
from the poers that be that two
colored men would be n*nied. Up
to that time a eomniittee con
sisting of four whites and one
Negro wiai! |itioualy ^)onidered
by high ofBcUki.
One of the stubborn obstacles
to. get a satisfactory committee
together has been the attiude of
Sidney Hillman, co-director of
0PM in charge of labor. From
the outset, it has been choosing.
Up to the last minute there has
been vigorous olyection to and
protest against two men in the
labor field whom Mr. Hillman
has insisted upon as members of
the committee. The nominee from
the AF of L comes from a union
with a notoriously unsatisfactory
record on Negro workers. The
nominee from the CIO is almost
wholly unknown, comes from a
small union, and is knowi in the
labor movement as a “Hillnyin”
man.' His attitude toward Negro-
his other handicaps more than
match this good point.
It is the feeling of those who
have carried on the fi^fht for an
effective committee that the
group should be oomposed of
eminent, citizens, black and white
of *uch independent character
that they .cannot be intimidated
by employers, labor, or govern
ment offlcinls.
For this reason, the sugges
tion has been urged iiPon Mr.
Hillman that if representatives
of the two wings of labor must
1)0 on the committw', those repfe
sentatives should be Phillip
Mun’ay, president of the CIO,
and William Green, president of
the AF ofo L. These emen, it is
pointed out, would bring the pre
stige of their offices to the com
mittee and would compel respect
•^namoAOui jOquf ojotiAi ai{] ui
enns I'rom the' Navy.
The delegation, which called
upon both Army and Navy olli-
cials, was composed oi represent
atives of the Union for Demo
cratic Action, Friends of Demo
cracy, Council for Democracy,
Student D^pfenders of Democracy,
and the Committee to Defend
Amrica By Aiding the Allies.
Not represented in person, but
KM) per cent in supjiort of th®
protest, was the Fight tor Free
dom Committee. The Navy int»>r-
view is reiwrted as follows:
“Compared with the satisfac
tory and, friendly character of
the inter\’iew witih representa,
tives of the War department, our
interview wit! thel ' pBpreienta-
tives of the Navy department
got exactly nowhere. They ad
mitted the existence of disc.ri-
erimination, defended it,^ and in
sisted that they would ^eontiniie
the policy. Despite a long and
sometimes sljjfhtly htatel inter-
iew, the only thing we could get
from tueni was a grudging siate-
is said to be satisfactory, buT '»«*[ , th‘*y , rtM^onsid-
Amcrioan Joke: Citizen crav-
inff the decoration of foreiirn
stateif and usually buying them
by sifts and donations.
• « « •
The national defense emer
gency will make itself felt upo«
every American and no loyal
American will object to carr^*
ing a part of the burden.
er their policy in view of the
President''s proolanjation a^jainst
d'scrinnnation jn i!mj)loymeiit,in
the defense indu^ries. \Ve point
ed out specifically that continua
tion of discriminatiou *in the
Navy meant th:it the President
as commander in cfiief of the
Navy was setting a had example
to the employers in the defense
industries, but even that argu
ment did not change their atti
tude.” ,
Washington, (Special) — It is
being suggested here by NAAGl’
representatives that a Negro chief
counsel l>e emi>loyed by the Sen
ate committee which will be
created when and if S. R. 75 is
passed and serious work is start
ed on the investiation of tho dis
crimination against the Negro
in the national* defense program,
Na names haye been mentioned
as yet, but it is known that Wal
ter White is j)ushing the plan.
Pre«edent would be broken if the
plan is adopted as no Negro
lawyer ever has been employed as
counsel to a Senate committee.
Standing iii front of ih« Whitts aclioat. builitiiig m the eatirc of instructorti, «t»>
dents and children who iwrticipated in the dhi Id H^lth Oonfa^nce which elided in Durham,
July 18. At the extreme right (top) of the picture i*- Dr. Walter Hughes under whose
leadershiti the conference wias held. Dr. Hugh cs is a tireless worker in the cause of health
for race, and the advancement of all man kind
President Roosevelt Lauds National
Negro Insurance Association’s Devotion
To Nation’s Welfare and Defense
Hard work and long hours
have never killed a man who
was really interested in the
work that he performed.
Sherman Briscoe who hag just
been named to a post, in the U;
S. Department of Agriculture
as an assistant agricultural re
search writer. Briscoe, a na
tive of Mis8isist>pi and a gradu
ate of Southern University, was
publisher of two Southern
Broadcasts and more recently
on the editorial staff of the
Chicago Defender.
All that Hitler would ask of
the United States is that we
permit statesmen to debate un
til he gets ready to act.
Durham, (ANP) — Through a
recent exchange of corresponct-nce
Iwtween the White House a»d A.
T. Spaulding, president of the
National Negro Insurance dis
sociation, President Franklin D-
Roosevelt’s deej) appreciation
was expressed for the associa
tion’s “spirit of devotion to the
nation’s welfare.”
Mr. Spaulding’s letter express-
er gratitude for the President’s
executive order of June 2.>, in
structing ofticinl agencies of the
government, labor organizations,
and the defense iiulustries of the
country to practice in America
the democracy which we have
pledged ourselves to deferd a-
broad. In this letter to Mr. Roose
velt attention wa.s called to the
fact that at the anhiMil meeting
of the association, held in
Savannah, June 24-27, appro|vri-
ate resolutions were , adopted en-.
dorsing the President’s “valiant
leadership during these trying
times” and pledging full support
of the more than 50 companies,
K-icties and associations com
prising the memberHhij>- of, the
association, and representing
more than 2,000,000 policyhold
ers, “in the defense of our bc-
lvved America and the noble
things for which she stands.”
The President’s special gratifi
cation was expressed for the
good will of the association as
indicated in the following thonght
which closed Mr. Spaulding’s
letter to him: “May the Qod of
our fathers guide, sustain, and
eonstanCJy supply yHi with the
necessary courage, strength,
clarity of visidn, understandiyng,
and determination to co|>e with
the many vexatious problems con
fronting you and enable yon to
rise even greater heights of lead-
•ership in the democratic ways of
(Continued on page seven)
Governor Guilty Of
“Lynching Academic
Freedom” in Georgia
New York — (Jovernor Kugene
Taluiadgc of Oeorgia is “^'uilty
of lynching academic freedom in
Oeorgia” by his ouster of a uni
versity iean and a state college
president, Herbert Agar declareiJ
today in a telegram to Talmadge,
si)caking for the executive com
mittee of Fight for Freedom,
In a se[)arate telegram to L. W.
(Chip) Robert, of the Oeorgia
Board of Regents,
“ Fight for Freedom, Inc., is
ashamed that you, a former as
sistant of the T’. S. Treasury and
former secretary of the Demoi-ra
tic Nafional Committee should
have l)een a leader in th(. dis
graceful campaign to oust two of
Oeorgia’s leading educators. Dr.
Marvin S. Pittmaii, preside»;t «f
Oeorgia State Twwrhers’ ("ollege
and Dr. Walter Cocking, dean of
the school of e'tjucation at the
University of Oeprgic. We can
discover no eviile !(••» that their
•ecords have hs'rn anything but
laudable,” Agar statecj.
j't the snmr time, inform
ed both C(M'kii!j and Patinan
that they have \hv “full support
(f Fight for Fn\!i!(im, Inc., in
your fight ai'.nits', intolevuicc
and Itisiotrv in 'ie)r;;ia. ”
‘‘Ficht for Fr.»» l”Ui l;*l.ev-s
the survival oi’ democracy is
|>redicated on the military del eat
of Hitler,” A'-r d>'ci, “tut we
also feel certain that your ous-
stt'r because you belie***- de
mocracy was for all ra • and
creeds is a blow to fretdotn in
our own country.
Agar told Talmadge .und lio
l>ert*that “Hitler^ nnght _ wel* be
proud that his principles have
woH a battle in America \v*thout
the firing of one shot gr the dis
patch of one division. Th ■ AxU
agents who were sent home today
on the West. Point cpuld not hcvf
(Continued on page seven>j
Former University Prexy
Says He Was Dismissed
Without Formal Charge
“Wings” To Award
$10,000 In Scholar
ships To Negroes
Clevelatid, (ANP) — Rev. (Jlenn
T. Settle announced i>n the .luly
IH prograiii of “Wings Over Jor
dan” over the Ccdumbia Broad
casting system that ilurin*: the
tli^kl year trom Sept- 1, to Sept.
T, i!)42, thi.«( program will avvai'rl
$10,(MM) in .scholar ships t> de
serving Negro students.
The winners oof these awai^ds
will selected through «*ssay con
tests which are restricted t(» those
students enrolled in a senior high
school located within the I tiit«>+i
States. Students who except to be
enrolled in seiuor high schools,
how e'er, are also eligble t'oi- thi.-i
The closing date for entries
for this contest is Sept. 1.'). It is
exjHKsted that the first scho
larship swill be awarded on or'
al)ont January 1, 15)42.
Many prominent Negro educa
tors of America have consented
to serve im the educational com
mission of this contest. Th'* de
cision of the julges will be final
in all cases.
One of the objwtives aimed at
the ])repetuation of Wings Over
Jordan is that of training and
developing Negro yonth talent.
Believing that the present atti
tudes of various raees in'America
toward each other can 1m> in a
considerable met»>ure influenced
for good by a wider, distribution
of edumational and cultural de-
velopmerrts on both sides, this
ot^'er ha sbeen made by Wings. .
To enter this contest it is only
necessary £or a person to write
his name and address plainly on a
|enny postcard and mail it to
“Wings Over .Jordan” in cure of
thi* Columbia ' Broadeastinsr sys
tem station through which he
hears this progrma. Cpon re
ceipt of this postcard full and
complete instructions for tht*
contest will be mailed.
Miss Sadie L Saulter, princi-j
pal of the Greenville School and
one of the outstanding teachers
of Pitt county* Miss Saulter
has taught in Greenvill** for
nearly 20 years during which
tiQic 5hf' has made an enviable
[ t bicasjti — (ANP> — f>r. n
I niondo Wallit*r, the former
(ilent Ilf Wilberforce HKiver
sto|>[ ing ;tt Iikter:»atiomii b ..isi*
I f the Ciiive’Viity of Chi..^»o,
thi.-- week, hxtlved b;>rk lia tt.*
furltnlcft r(N-»T.t hisl.>n o* the
!-cfu>>l. dfplnred the di.-^Hen* ...
j H !iich r**nd it every now an4 fl-.a
jhu(H-il it WfHtId h«* a)4e rrt
'the aijitlcmii* ac«-i*etiifatinti vr.!^
he h:iil witn for it ;i!id esi'ri*^ ~4
hi. life kiiur interest 19 h*>
^ititnt inn.
r>r. deelami he iJaiC
it**eM t!i« virflii* tK'ia tirwi
p«dtfii-, the jiditi(“ «»t' the
as well n.-i that »f the r
Caii^.t ln*twet*n the had
!'«>en >»rrifir«‘«l. or.»tr natb
that he felt, ami th»t
ren:Mm behititi his di^niiisM. owl
never l»*en ♦iis«d*isetl.
why were you ilisml
Were any formal ehanres MMdv
against yon f the virik*, |r. i>i^‘
pi*»ns ministt^l was asked.
‘•No charges were made," Db.
Walker replieil. "‘I insisted SM|I
they make stnue. The only
they have given is tJiat tliey • ooU
iiot get alonjj with me.
Negro High School
May Not Be Built
Durham — According to a
stateme«it froiy Superintendent
Liither Barl)our of the Ihirham
County Si'hools the rising c«*st of
building materials and lalM>r may
cause the posti:onement of the
erection ^f the pro|M».se*l high
school for Nejn'tH's in the'VasterJi
section' of Durham County. If
pritfe increase atfe'tel th*. bids
on the school he stated that the
buiUling et>uld .not be built for
lack of funds.’
Tobacco Fanners
Urged To Secure
Ballots Far Vote
CSief Clerk F5. P. Dixon to1ay
ui’ged toba‘co farmers who .sold
tobacco on the Reidsville or Dan
ville luarkeU last year to come
to the coupty agents QflkM* as soon
as jKMsible to get ballots for vot
ing before July 2ti on whether
they favor free government grad
ing service to be established on
I those markets.
The 'Negro sehi>ol project, the
principal one »n the county ■
schools’ bnihling list, wa-s being
plannetl on a curtaihnl Imsis. The
original plan called for a l;{-nxMn
building t^o cost abmt .f42,»HM).
Because of lack of funds, the
s-h«H>l Iward dwided to erect a
huihling with as many nxmis as
could be built for :|s;M),IMM), ho|Hng
to get from nine to 11 rooms, ac
cording to the way the bids nMj.
liarbour yesterifay said that the
most that couW he spared for the
building is about .f;^l,000 or
000. Unless a buildihg of at least
nine rooms can be erected there is
no use in doing s(h and th» funds
available will not do even this if
there is an increase in eo«ts over
expectation smiilar to that ex
perienced by the Health De{>art-
ment, Barbour said.
In additioB to the cost of
bnildin|( itself for the N
school, there will .hav« k» b*
septic tank, coutiog ahwit
(CoiQtinued on ^ ^
“Of coui*s«> ;tov. Uriekf,’. th*'
Itejvnbliean rhief executive
■■tate, 'has l^t-en violently
t^t me ever since I campaii^
against hiiu in IfVU!. He
to make eertaith ehnnges tl
which w*Mild enable him to
greater control of the >rKti.
hut dis4'»»vereti that nmle'
laws gi>vernii»g the institutirn,
';atl no {K>WHr over the prrsii
of Wilberforce uriversity,
“The g«tverni>r had [ias.44Hi.i
“ri[P«'r' bill which stripped
-.0111, under N-hi> leudc
went into itoiitit*^. of hia pi:
the stitte {liorole boani. He
KmI in a new set nf tmstees
the state side, one wkieh
io his hiiMinic, had tlti hold op a|
vital to tht* life «f the
this forced the state side
imtitutiot^ to rate me
Dr. Walker di:^chaaed thir
lintr idal stlppoK whiA
.srhiNt Irereivwl. He udd thffe
providetl between
annoaHajr to
affairs at- Bit ft!
was the deniper^ aadhr 41^
ing of Bishop
self who first ■
propriatiuis to t^
the cnrEeAt
to foUov. The aboT*
tion by Ui» stat* lil
be tkm
Tko Awfh the
aliit mit t til*

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