North Carolina Newspapers

SEPTEMBER 27t>h 1941
H. W. Mitchell To
Deliver Address
At Cotton Festival
J- W. Mitclii'll. of (trf^nshnro.
•tatr farm Hfrent for X>rreH*s
will offii;ialy open the Negro
Cotton Ftieitival at I'harlofte
Oiitober 13. C. A. Irvin
*»e«rtivp director of the event
■nnouneed tMlay.
A full three-tlay projrrain is ^
fceinjr arranged for the event.
whWi will be the first f**>tival,
NAACP filines
For Biasness
hv tlie
its tvn^ attempted ,nc ,, ,
rw- , , • • ■ , lOuanlia
Nepro race, Oire*tor Irvinir said.
Preliminarv features, wliieh will
Ylorii. —viliau Defense
luini^tratiuii Fiorelia .H. La-
has .received .requests
I’resideut instruct the aruiy
mclude the church profrranis.
to ietiue a directive aboli.4hiiig all
•w b,-inp planned for Sun.lav, ***»n:e^tiqu iu army I'nmps
October 12 other places in lontrol o£ the
Farm A*ient Mitchell will »p- »» '"> J ^bat NcRro military police-
en the event Monday after a j placed on equal footing
■otorcade to three connties ad-
j«^nt t(i Mecklenbnrfr. Special
films dealing with cotton will be
sibilty for race Clashes in and a*
oihI military ('amPK on the gov-
emment’« i>olicy of .'jegrcgatioii.
It Htated .that tiie .epinodeH in
Arkansas an«l North Carolina are
the direct outjfrowth of the phil
osophy of the .War Department
whirh caters .to aoutenr .Hc^rc-
gatiou tradition. .The .NAACl'
niphagi^ed te .imperative .need
for a rhange in thiii ]>hiloHo{>y.
The basic fact, the .Ahsmkuu-
tion Raid) That the army has ap
parently not decided what it in
tends to do in .utilizing .Nejfro
soldiers. It would ap{>ear that the
present plan is to assign most, if
not nl, Negro troojm to alM)r hut-
talioiiK. Practicaly none of the
Negro units are as yet parts of
tii« army divinionH. It WOUIil)
appear to be imperative that the
army make UP it8 mind definite
ly as to whether or not it is go
ing to IT8E Negro troops on the
same basifi aa other troops or to
dismiss .Negroes from .military
Back At N. C. C.
rilown Tuesday. Wednesday will
be featured by a parale and
presentation of Nepro I>rania,
“Coton, Picking Time”, Tlie
profrram will end Thursday with
a cotton show.
In fitaging the fefitival, Mr.
Irvin said, empha.sis will be plac
ed on promoting the uses of cot
ton, and at the same time mak
ing: an effort to bring out the
“Fine eniployer-employee rela
tionships exifSing in the cotton
indofstrj'”. It is the desire of
those sponsoring the Festival, he
«iid, to make a definite contri-
bntioQ toward national defense.
The festival is being presented
by the Carolina Times and the
Charlotte Negro Chamber of
Something of an encouraging
prediction in regads to the pro-
daction of defense material,
comes from John D. Diggers,
of the OPM, who says that with
new plants and converted plants
coming into operation this Fall,
the rate of acceleration should
change from an angle of thirty
decrees to sixty dejgress and this
will apply to machine-guns,
tanks, powder, TNT and many
other weapons.
In Sbotland it is still consid
ered bad Itick if a haddock
fisherman sees a red-headed wo
man, a minister, a lawyer, a
eat, or a pig, wben he is goinsr
out to sea, ■. •
and e|uippcd as are all other mil
itary Police; tJiat odei-s be i.sued
assuring . protection for
troops stationed in southern
eas anfl that aw enforcement a-
genries phoud attend the illegal
artions of state police and j>o-
lice at Ourdon, Ark. ^
Mr. LaGuardia received the re
quests from the National Asso
ciation for the Advanement .of
Colored People along with fout
affiravits form members of the
94th Engineeru division stationed
at Camp Robinson, Arg., who went
AWOL rather than submit to in-
timidation .by .state .patrolmen
and civilians there.
The affidavits were made after
teh protest mass meetitig held in
etroit, Mihigan, .by .the .local
brancfh last Siunday. The .four
men had made their way back to
Michigan by .hiking and .ridin’
'reight .ears, and .their .sworn
statements nderseored .the .vile
treatment to .\s'4iich they .were
The men testified that not only
were Colored troops forced .off
the highways at .machine .grun
points by bands of .whit«s, but
Commanding officers were insult
ed and one white lieutenant, D.
Curry, was slapped by a atrolman.
Protesting against the imperious
demands of the .southerners to
get those damn .blacks off .the
highway, the .white officers were
called low names and damn Yan
Well Known
S. C. Teacher
Snccumbs Woodie V. Collier, mnthe-
raatics istructtf of Mather Aca
demy died at Camden, hospital
following an operation, Inst Thurs.
Sh|> was a graduate of Sam
Hoston College, and had studied
one year at Clark, where she ser-
fed as chaperone of the fresihman
girls. Before eomign to Mather,
she also was matron of the small
children at Sager-Brown orphange
Baldwin. La.
For three years, she has been
sponsor of the junior class at
Mather and luast years she be
came adpisey to the girls living in
the dormitor.y
Her unselfish devotion to the
welfare of her students co«ld not
have be^n scrasse. She was nev
er to busy, ay Or night, to take
time to talk with an individual a-
bout his persoal problems.
. Miss Collier’s home was in At-
air, Eexns.
Production will begin this
month at the $93,000,000 St.
■lx)uis Ordnance Plant and the
|f36,000,000 Denver Ordnance
Plant. oBth,plants are produc-
The NAAQP placed .^e rcspon-^ing ahead of schedule.
Dark Laughter
Twelve Lettermen
Back At Hamton
Hampton Institute. Va—The Irobeson TO STAR IN
Reginald Ennis, all CIAA Captain for 1941, and one of the
greatest basketball players ever produced by North Carolina,
put in his appearance at N. C. College this wfeek and sent hopes
for the Eagles this year’s team skyrocketing. Ennis play^ at
British Government Aids
Rebuilding of Ethiopia
oLr flk/
gi(A?no men left the real
Washington, D. C.—Reliable
Britisln sourcesi here described
Si^ Phillip Mitchell, recently ap
pointed by the British Gover-
ment to assume charge of aiding
Ethiopia in that country’s re
construction! program; as a Gov
ernment official, whose long and
successful career in African af
fairs, has earned for him the
highest respect of the African
The statement w'as made in
Buppport of an editorial apear-
ing in the Chicago Defender of
September l3, titled “South Af-
ricani Audacity,”* which takes
the the Union of South Africa’s
Glovernment t(V task for its hos
tile atitude toward Great Bri
tain’s program of aid to Ethio
pia’s reconstruction program.
The editorial quotes the ‘ ‘ Forum
published in Johanesburg, South
Africa as sajing: “It (the ap
pointment of Sir Phillip Mitch
ell) means that the first vital
steps in tjie rehabilitation of E-
thiopia- are likelv to be influen
ced more by iniperial than pure
ly South African considera
tions. ’ ’
The Defender editorial des
cribes the “ Forum” article as
stating further, “that the Eu
ropeans of South Africa did not
vohmteer to go and fight the
Italians just in order to restore
Ethiopia to the natives.”
According to informed Brit
ish sources here, “No man who
was unjust or who was unsym-
,pathetic to the African peoples
coijld have had as long and as
successful a career as Sir Phil
lip Mitchell.”
These sources stated that Sir
Phillip’s work in Afriifean af
fairs extends back to 1918, when
he M'as acting governor of Ny-
saland. In 1926 he became Se
cretary of Native Affairs for
Tanganyika, an African terri
tory, under Britain, comprising
360,000 square miles, with apop-
ulation of 5,250,000 Africans
and several thousand Europeans
and Asiatic groups. He remain
ed here until 1935, when he was
made Governor arid Comman
der-in-chief of Uganda, a post
which he occupied until 1940.
Officials of the National Ne
gro Congreas, which has urged
President RWosevelt to extend
immediate aid to Ethiopia under
the I.K'nd-Ije^se Act, pointed
out that the hostile attitude of
the Union of South Africa, to
gether with the recent anounce
ment of joint plans worked out
by Nazi Germany and her two
vassal states Vichy-coritrolled
Prance, and Spain, to carve up
Africa for the Axis powers,
makes the position of Ethiopia
even more grave. i
The ominous threat to the
security of the United States,
with the completion of Axis
plans for devouring West Afri
ca, through the Nazi occupation
of Dakar in Vichy-controlled
Senegal less than a thoiisand
miles from Liberia, Is inescap-
pable. Congress officials said.
Congress officials continued
their efforts in behalf of obtain
ing immediate aid for Ethiopia
under the Lend-Lease Act. This
week, John P. Davis, national
secretary of the Congress held
conversations on the matter with
Charles Lewis, of the State De
partment’s Near East Division
and officials of the British Em
football season for the Hampton
Institute Pirates looked bright
this week when 12 lettermen re
ported to acting head coach
Jarhes “Little Train” Griffin
on the opening of fall training.
Healed by (’aptain Elwood L.
Hill, of Newport News, Va .the
pirate veterans began condition
ing themselves and trairting xin-
der the new system being inaug
urated this year by Coach Grif
The former Hampton back
who achived national recogni
tion as a lightening backfield
runner two years ago, has lined
up a powerful coaching staff to
prepare the Pirates for their
opening game St. Paul,
on Hampton’s Armstrong Field,
Saturday, October 4.
Handling the linemeVi is vet
eran coach Gideon Smith, who
has produced more CIAA cham
pionship teams than any' other
coach in the league. Tutoring the
ends is George Davis, one of
Hampton’s great ends and all—
CIAA in 1927. Davis, who has
been appointed executive secre
tary in the Divison of Trades
and Industries, a.ssisted on the
coaching staff at Hampton in
1939 and formerly coached at
Dover State College. Assi.sting
Coach Griffin with the backfield
is Hiawatha Harris, former
Hampton quaterback and cap
tain of the 1932 fogtball and
baseball teams and basketball
great while at Hampton. He has
been appointed campus supervi
sor. Mr. Harris is a former coach
at Macon, Ga., City College.
Melvin W. Taylor will continue
as coach of the freshman squard.
The freshman rule at Hamp
ton has been modified this year
according to an announcement
by the Director of Athletics, C.
H. Williams. Though a fresh-
team will be molded under Mr.
Taylor, the cream* of the first j
year crop w'ill be available for
the varsity squard, Mr. Williams
Paul Jenkins and Theodore
Bush, both from last year’s
freshmen squad, look like go.od
prospets^s for Hampton *s number
one team this season.
Coach Griffin anrtounced that
as a result of his w'ork with Ber-
nie Bierman at the University of
Minnesota last spring, some of
the Minnesota system is being
used in Hampton’s new forma
Paul Robeson will star in the
initial broadcast of a new' radio
series, “Freedom’s People,” to
be presented over the Red net
work ()f the National Broadcast
ing Company Sunday, Spt. 21
The broadcast is sheduled from
12:30 to 1 p. m. EDST.
Robeson heads a cast that will
depict in music and drama the
orgins and evolution of Negro
spirituals, ballads, and blues,
and their influence on American
Other featured participants
are Joshua White, famed Negro
ballad singer. Noble Sissle an4
his orchestra, swing aggregation
since the early 20’s, and W. C.
Handy, father of the blues,
whose famous musical composi
tion is probably tl»e “St. Ijouis
“Freedom’s People is spon-
spon.sored, in cooperation with
the U. S. Office of Education,
by a national advisory commit
tee whose 28 members represent
w'hite and Negro organizations
w ith outstanding' records of ser
vice to Negroes. The series is
made possible by grants from
the Rosenw'ald Fund and the
Southern Education Foundation
Succeeding broadcasts, to be
presented about once a month,
will dramatize achievements by
Negroes which have sped pro
gress in national defense, indus
try, science, agriflulture, social
services, and the arts.
The “St. Ijouis Blues” will be
heard in a special medley ar
ranged by Sissle which inclwle
also Handy’s “Memphis Blues.”
White will sing of “John Henry
the steel drivin’ man,” and'
the chorus under the direction
of L^^onard de Pteu will sing
“Steal Away” and other Negro'
spirituals, liobeson will close the
show with a song of his own
Scripts are by Trve Tunick,
veteran radio writer, and inci-,
dental music and arrangements
by Dr. Charles Cooke. The se
ries, under the direction of Dr.
Ambrose Caliver, IT. S. Office of
Education Specialist in Negro
Education, is pflwented as a
public service by the NBC and
its network affliates.
(CP)—Dr. R. L. Smith, and Dr.
J. M. Walker, Jr. associated
physicians, have been appointed
examining physicians for local
draft board No. 4, it was an
nounced here Saturday.
Dr. Smith recently moved to
the tw'in city from Moline, Illir
nois where he was on«i of the
first three examining physicians
for the local draft board of the
m N. Y.
New York, (TYP.)—31 mem
bers of the Jolly Strollers Club
No. 2, of Detroit, of which Wal
ter Bates is president, completed
a w'eek’s ,vacation at the Hotel
Theresa and returned to the
Motor City after taking in the
town this week. One of Detroit’s
most interesting and active or
ganizations, the Jolly Strollers
annually take a vacation en mas
Important in the social and
political life of the Motor City,
the Strollers’ membership in
cludes such pei'sons as Naomi
McKinney; Rainey Savoy; Rosa
Murphy; Mildred Johnson; Le
na Martenias; Ollie Bates; Mil
ton J. Savoy; Missouri Duffy;
Audrey Wheeler; B. Anderson;
A. Foster; G. M. Duffy; A* Bell,
A. M James; and E. M. Duffy.
BarnI* Blarman
Hoad Football Coaeli
Thia Is the third In a serlea of alx outatanding' diagram playa by laadlng
college ceaehea from Qrantland RIoe'a naw Cltlaa Sarvlaa FeotiDall Quida.
reverse play diacramraed
above has shown constotently
good results tor us over a period of
I The fullback receives the ball,
i takes a short lead to the right and
i passes it to the wingbock who has
' made a half pivot to his left apd
continues around the left side as
' fast as he can. Thia play depends
' largely on speed, and ev>)rything
, baa to b« done in * precision-lik^’
Although this diagram shows an
unbalanced line to the right we use
this same formation from which wa
nm plays through any spot the
lin«, or throw forward passes.
llie principal biockios JUisiar
menta ara on the tine of scrimmage
until the play gets into the open
Held. For that reason it can readily
be ceen that speed and precision are
mmfmntnnnt If thia nlav is to SUCPoad.
Already the greatest sea-pow-
er in the world, the United
States Navy with 322 new com
bat ships under award, will very
soon be able, to surpass the com
bined strength of any two other
nations with the- exception of
the British. Sometime before
1946 the U. S. Navy will include
32 battleships, 18 aircraft car
riers, 91 cruisers, 364 destroyers
186 submarines, and uncounted
auxiliary vessels, torpedo boats,
Eccles warns of credit curbs,
urginjir people to tret out of
Sunday, Oct 5
2:00 P. M.
(Of Foil BragTi: and British
Grandstand ,...55c
Bleachers „...35c
Ladies 30c
^ Same prices to white and colored
• Endorsed by Centra;! Labor Union
• Advanced Tickets On Sale At Gar
retts Biltmore Drug Store and Col
lege Inn.

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