North Carolina Newspapers

    Warren Palmer Places 2nd In Soap Box
NA AC P Blasts Jim Crow On N. Y, Train
Volume 22 — Number 33
Says Bias Exists
On Sontlibound
- PER copy-
Saturday, August .2, 1941
$1,000,000 PROGRAM
Durham, N. C., Aug. 1. — Although he is a young
man, Asa Timothy Si>aulding, the new president of The Nation
al Negro Insurance association has had an interesting career.
He prepared for insurance and took intensive training beifore
entering the ranks within which he has risen rapidly. “Who’s
Who In Insurance" gives the follovsWng chronicle of wKat Spauld
ing has crowded into his few years: . *
“Actuary and assistant secretary, North Carolina Mutual
Life Insurance company. Residence, 1068 Lincoln street, Dur
ham. Born July 22, 1902, in Columbus county,' North Carolina,
and educated at National Training school, Durham; ■■ Howard
university, Washington; School of Coitimeroe, Accounts and
Finance, New York university; and University of Michigan.
BS in accounting, magna cum laude,' NY university; MA in
mathematics, University of Michigan, and recipient of several,
scholarships and prizes. Charter member, FSN; scholastic so
ciety; member, student council, Howard university; Delta Mu
Delta, national honorary comemrce scholastic' societ.v, NYU
(and member of the executive committee, 1930); Omega Psi
Phi fraternity. Director, NC Mutual Life Insurance Co.; Mort
gage Co. of Durham; Home Development Co., Mutual Buiding
and Loan association; and trustee of White Frf)ck Baptist
church; chairman, housing authority of Omega Psi Phi frater
nity; member, board of governors; National Society of Ac
countants. Began as debit man and in home office; Jiuditor,
deparment head, assistant to cashier in finance department,
dlaim supervisor; actuary since 1933, assistant sccretaiy since
1935 and director since 1938; actuary N.N.LA. ia‘i4-36 and
1938-40; first vice president, N.N. L A.„ 1940-41; consulting
actuary, Winston Mutual Life Insurance Co., since 1934, and
qf Dunbar Mutual Life Insurance Society, since 1938. ”
Centennial G.O.O.F.
Plan Huge Pageant
Vuffust, 1042. ' I !],|[|
The ri'port of the grand soero-
tary showc'd 'thnt Iht' Order is in
iK'nltlily condilioii financuilly,
and that tllere is iiiuch iinprovc-
nient in new lixl^es and rein
statement of luenibers, many of
whom had fallen oirt (liio to the
Phila. — Tile semi annual meet
iiip: of the Committee of Mana^re-
mont of tlie (Irand United Order
of Odd Follows held at Ileadfpiar
ters Hnildinp:, July 14--20, was
ttotpwt>rthy for ire far renehinp
plana ajrreed iiixm f'r tiu* eelehni
ty>n of the One llnndred Aii-
idversavy of the Order in Amer
The eenteiinijj^l eel«>bratioti will
he held in coinieetion wi«t!i tho
BM(’ the nivtional eonveiition of |Truth is the trial of itself,
the Order, in New Voi'k City, ^nd needs no other touch;
Haiti is expeclelTin the fiiliire
to supply a ]>art of the riil)ber re-
qinrements t>f the United States
,Hs plans have boon made for the
eveiitiuill i>lantinf» of 70,0(M)
acres of rubber trees.
New Vork — The new stream
lined, all coach trains from New
York to southern cities have
broiif'ht in a system whereby Ne-
pi-o passenut'rs are segregated
nin-th of Washington, D. (’. just
as they are in the states haring
^iiii crow car laws.
The jim crowing of >igro
passengers on these trains hinilcd
by th,. I’eiinsylvanirt railroad
noi"tli of Washington has been
vigorously protested Sy' the NAA
CP in letter to A. H- 'haw,
Beut'Tal^wmtM^er th«
P«ymsylwnia. ■
On the rf!:reamlim«i l-Jew York-
Florida trains, and on the new
New York-New Orleans stream
liner, the Koutherner, all seats
must be reserved in advance. Ne
gro passengers are sold re'-served
seats only in the No. 1 coach ot
the train which, as usual, is near
est the engine.
As long as the train is north of
Washington, Negro Piuiseiigers
are free to use the club, dining,-
and observation cars at will; but
as soon as the train leaves Wash
ington, they must remain in their
segregated coach.
The NAACr protest iwinted
out that Negx’ocs are not reiuired
by law to ride in separate coaches
north o? Washington, and that,
therefore,” the prat'tiee of restrict
ing thetr reser\ ations on these
tvains U'> . one car out >f New
York if illi*gal. The NAAOP
letter said that protests and com-
*l)laints to. its otlice in New York,
and its oHice in Chicago, where
tile pnicticci is in vogue in Chir.
^ago-Florida streamliners, had
"rcivu in. volume, and that '‘un
less something . is done b.y. the
railroads themselves, some action
will hafe to lie take in behalf of
Negro travelers.”
The latest NAACP protest on
this practice was occasioned by a
complaint . from a colored man
who sought to get a resevation to
Atlanta by telephone and was told
that the train was sold out except
in car S-1. He told the reserva-
tiKin clerk that he would take a
seat in S-1. The clerk, thinking he
was white, told him that was the
wMored coach.” and he could not
sit Inhere.
The NAA('P also raised the
that even though these stream
liners are new and have the same
car construction thi’oughout, they
do not. furnish exactly e|ual faci
lifics for Negro and white pass
engers. For example, on the At
lantic ('oastline streamliner, the
(''hanipion, to Miami, Ncgn)es ar^
assigned a half coach ahead of
the liaggage car. In the vhite
coachVs on the same train there
is a lounge room for women at
one end of each far, and a smok-
' Please turn to page Eifht
Of Negro Workers
begins Employment
Sperry Gyroscope
New VoJk City — Th« Urban
League rccei\el assurances lo*iay
that the SjHTry Gyroscope Com
pany of Biooklyn, makers of the
famous secret bomb sight and
other aviation ejuipment lor the
Unitt*tl Arxny, already
revised itr ra«iai ' policy in ^'ti-
ployment aid will integrate large
numbers of Negro workers into
its plant personnel in the near
future. These assurances were
given by R. E. Gilmore, President
of the SiKyry Gyroscope in con
ference w.t.h' Lester B. Granger,
Assistant Executive Secretary of
the National Urban Leji^^ue,
Charles A. Collier, Jr., Indu.slrial
Secretary of the New York th--
ban League, and ('harles C. Berk
ley. Industrial Secretary of the
Bi’ooklyn Urban League.
For some months, the New
York and the Brookvln Urban Ijea
pues have been calling 'the i.tten-
tion of Sperry olTicals to the fact
that capable and trained jJegro
workers were being ignored in
their application for employment-
Eight Negro Lads Make
Good Showing In Fonrth
Annual Races In Durham
Prepares Legend
An educatwaal program to in
crease the productive wealth Ne
gro famiiie« in Iforth. Carolina l>y
at least a millien doUars annually
is annouit^' this week in
daily i rea| |pf «T- W> mtcbdl,
work fos the A^lenltaral Bxisn-
tion Service.
^des From St. Paul
To Houston In White
Day Coach; Relates
Details of Journey
Recently appointed general
secretary of the North Oarplina
Baptist Oonvention. He isl pre
paring to make his first report
at the annual convention in Char
lotte, August 5, 0, 7.
Silk Hosiery
Shortage Due ^n
New York — The National As-
socintion of Hosiery
ers today .served warning ^on
American women that they might
for 1941 raised 502,002 tons.
St. Paul, Minn., — The Kev.
Clarence T. K. Nelson, pastor of
the Camphor Memorial Baptist
church of this city, and delegate
to the ii'ind annual NAACP con
vention held iu . Houston where
he served as chairman of the time
and place committee, rode all the
way to Texas from Minnesota on
(he ‘iwhite” day coach and ar
rive there unmolestjcd.
His trip he dei*oibeS as being
without incident until he ap-
pi-oached the Oklahoma border
wher a porter asked him to ‘"move
to tilt' coach ahead. When he re
fused to move saying that he was
an inter-state passenger, tlic
TJi-ter left him alone, but j>ked
another colored passenger, a wo
man, if she would move and help
ed hor with her bags to the jna-
crow car.
Told by a whitt woman i ass-
enger who said she was interes
ted in c*olored people and had
solicited funds for a school in
Guthrie, Okla., that he “was mak
ing it hard for the good colored
people of Oklahoma,” Rev. Nel
son rcj>lied that “the good colo
red people need to be emaiuipa-
He was approached by the
ondiictor after the train got in
to Oklahoma who said it was all
right with the
to ride in the chair car, but that
it was the law of the state and
he might be arrested. Still Rev.
Nelson refused to move. ' Later
the c(mductor asked him ?or his
name ^«d when he finally gave
U. s. May Build Air^
Bases In Africa;
Nazis Trying To;
Dqfflinate Republic
Wntihingf(m, (AN'l') — Contr
ary to President R(K>sevelt's cle,-
elaratiou l^at he had uu inten-
tioO if spfiding any more
time, reports circulhfinj'
.•eek gave evidence that the Cnft
ed States is .seriously considering
building on American naval and
military base at Liberia on the
west coast of Africa.
The information that Lilieria
under consideration came from
an administration conference re
port. Adtninistrntion olliciais re
fuse to dicuss the matt»“r, but
indications are that Liberia has
been considered as an alti'rnative
to French Dakar, seizure of
which has been deemed too risky.
Liberal is considered of vital
importance now iM'cause ot its
strategic position, just below
Dakar and ojjposite the Brazil
In his May 27 fireside chant
the President intimated, that he
would seize the Portuguest Azor
es, Cape Verde Islands and bakar
ill order to forestall occupation
hy the Nazi if Hitler" should in-
vatle the Iberian penisula (Spain
and Portugal). Occupancy of sucli
outjjosl.s by the Na^is, the 1 resi
lient said, would be a threat to
ihe safety of the I'nited States.
Liberia, founded in 1820 under
auspi^'cs oji^tinerican ' socitie-' in-
terestt'd establishing a lony
of, freed American slaves, was
granted independence in iS47,
but it still an American protec
torate. Mi'canse of close relations
with the United States, Lil)cria
is said to be favorable t) tht'
Imilding of military ]M)sts.
Still Visiting
Miss Ciandia Bttrghardt,
ghardt of C. College, is ttill
at her father’s home town Oreen-
Tille, niincAs, visiting. She has
been there for the p:st four mon
ths. .
BY W. A.
Durham — The thoaaoa^
gathered on Univwsily Drire
Sunday aftenioon to wilnfs; th*
fonrth annual eity widr bu
derby were trfBzie«l in tlieir
thusiasm as they wntrkeii
t’.'ilnier, ot>e of the eiifht
lentranis, come within iiwfcn mf
tukin" first place aiui the ta
! rcpre'.ent Durham a; the X&ticnr
:il Deriiy in Akron, Mltio,
17. Howev«*r, the raenr of fotcmij
; \Vo*mU, u liite, wa» .► I»it stpretticr
and Pa|nu.‘£
fniirtinf; first 3^
division ami -'eri>t!d place mt-
runner up.
The first Xi*ero to •tOfc
action on the hvit 1ra#il./
was Kdnard Weaver de^-'
l'eat«’»l by Paul tn Ih#
tirvt heat. It wus in rfie ■ im* •ed
heat that Palmer firs' saw
atid .*1,1 n()s»ii out I*a.iJ ilfark; is
U!.S seconds. In the toerffi hc«l
le was matchel wit’i (>r,j«e$
whom he eliminated in I5.J.5 »:-■
cfuid', the final‘s for
Bnr-! I’ Di vision title he oatriui T.
Five Hundred
500 Production Jobs
In Aluminum Trades
If The 0. P. M. Acts
Hoover Says F.B.I.
Employs Negroes
New York — In answer to an
inquiry by the NAACP, J. Edgar
railroad for him Hoover, director of the Federal
Bureau of Investigation of the
IX*artinent of Justice, writ«‘s
“Please he advised that this
Bureau has iki ban on the emplay
ment of Negroes, and, a« a a.att-
him his card, the conductor said-,^" ther« are » autBhcr of
am just trying to hold my
The only other incident , in
Oklahoma octurred when he >vcnt
into the men’s room and liard
two white men say: “Things
have changed, haven’t theyf”
Please tnm to page Eight
Negroes in the employ of this
Bureau at the present time. With
regard to yonr question as to the
positions in which these persons
are employed, you are advTsed
that they are employed in both
investigative and clerical csjiaci-
ties. ”
New York City — The Natiouai
Urban League, in a comiuunica-
tion addressed to Sidney Hillman
this, week, placed its support be
hind the,request of the National
BVonze and Ahiminum Foundry
Company of Clevelaml for a
special allotment of scrap alumi-
Mum with which the Company in
tends to train 500 Negro woikers
for skilled proiluction v^ork in
aluminum industry. National
Bronze has employed a large
number of Negro workers for the
past twenty years, but in confer
ence with orticials of the I’rban
League of Cleveland, the Com
pany has worked out plans for
training large additional number,
provided 700,000 pounds of j-crap
aluminum can be obtained for
traiBing purposes. It is estimated
that the Company mnst wait from
four to six months before eqaip-
ment will he dellv«ztd fat mse in
the production of castiog for taaka
gun tonrets, airplanes, ete Na
tional bronze plans to use that
waitini^ period for training; Ne
groes for the kind of preeisioo
type easthtg required in the'
fense orders .held by the Coii^
Velverton of ILileigh in ;Mi.l ai^ |
conds. He rested then until lui
race for the city chatupiuusius
»vith the winner tif the Class A
title. Woods clocked Ibl seeoi!id|ti
flat in (refeating Palmer- f
After Palmer had won the.
Division title, he'”wiis eougrJtii
ed by the ^ judges and was
vieweil over the air- by W(
Woodhou.-.e who was turaatiradt
the ev« nt for radio
jWDNC. Pahner predicted
I Kiifiis King wo;ild lM^ar wst
I in the A division.
Most of the Negro entrant?'
part in thi> clas^s A division
Pkaaa ton to pag«
Teachers Of
Coooty Give
To N.A.A.G.
New York — In a;
of the eampugii whii^
tional AssoeiatioB for tk#.
ment of Cplored
on and won fur the
the salaries of Negro
teaehers in Aium
the teachers' anmr iatinn
ooanty has aiwt a
«T>eO to the SAAC^
When the test
Arundel eonntx wm
her 33. 1990, it i
ArBBdwl epmHy,
pa^ eavalBp* iunmtate
OOQ aana^Uy. Th«
hioHflit by Walter
priMipaJ i» a fiw
at Cimtt ¥urol«,

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