North Carolina Newspapers

Volume 22 —Number 43
Durham, North Carolina, Saturday, October 25', 1941
Wheeler Asks $2,000 For^ Chest Funds
Expects Huge Crowd
At -N. C. College - Lmcoln
Clash Here Saturday ^
New Suit Filed
Agsdnst University
Of - Kentucky
NAACP ..attorneys ..for ..Youth
Withdraw Old Pttitioa, substi
tute request for $3,000'and per
manent injuction.
Louisville, Ky. — Attorneys
for Charles Eubanks who is su
ing the>^Tniversity of Kentucky
for admission to its under^fradu-
ate school, on Friday, October 17
withdrew the petition for a writ
of mandamus filed several weeks
ago and instituted in its stead
a neW suit combing a personal
action for damages of $3,000 a’
gainst the registrar of the Uni
versity for his refusal to grant
Eul^anks a permit to register
with a request for a permanent
' Ibiunction for*r9P restnftining
the UniverW^f from refuafaig «d-
missi(m to qualified Negro stu
dents. „
The New complaint was filed
in the U. S. District Court for
the Eastern District of Kentuc
ky bQir Thurgood Marshall, speoi-
ai counsel, and Prentfoe Thomas,
Ideal attorney for the National
Ai^iation for the Advancement
of Colored People.
* The case is based on the guar
antee of equal protection of the
laws under the fourteenth Ad-
mendme'nt to the United States
Constitutin. Ei^nks sought in
August admission to the Kentuc
ky school to work for a degree
in civil engineering, submitting
his application to Leo M. Cham-
berin who would not accept him,
it is charged, solely because of
his color.
The essential difference be
tween the first suit which was
withdrawn and the one filed in
its stead is that the first com
plaint only sought the issuance
of mandamus compelling the U-
niversity to admit Eubanks,
while the present suit asks for
damages as well as for a perman
ent injuction which, if granted,
would make it possible for any
qualified Negro student to en
ter the University at any future
This case is the first since the
famous Berea College action in
1908, attacking the so-called
Dignitaries At White Rock Diamond Jubilee
.* j liuit Sunday morning, Governor J, Ml Broughton, Chie f Executive oT North* Carolina delive^d an address at the morn
ing service of White Rock Baptist church. The photo above sh ows four of the leading figures in the celebration which marks
the 75th year of the church’s existence. Those in the picture, reading from left to right are: C. G. Spaulding, chairman of the
Board of Trustees of the church; Governor Broughton, Dr, J.. E. Shepard, prominent member of the church, who introduced
the speaker and Rev. Miles M^rlc Pisher, pastor.
White House Host To 700 Women;
Mrs. Roosevelt Receives Guests
‘^Day Law” of Kentucky which
makes it a crime for any person
to instruct Negro and wliite stu
dents in the same school. It was
on the decision by the U. S.
Supreriie Court validating the
“Day Law”, that the University
officals claim to base their re
Attorneys Marshall and Tho
mas stated that this suit is sim
ilar to the University of Missou
ri cases, most notable of which
was the Gaines case in 1938 in
which the United States Su
preme Court held that Negro
citizens of Missouri were con
stitutionally entitled to educa
tional opportunities equal to
those provided by the State for
white citizens.
Asik County For
$5,000 For
Lincoln Hospital
Full Cooperation
Asked For Workers
h Charity Drive
Durham,—The Negro Division
of the Community Chest will
hold a kick-off banquet' at the
cafeteria of the Hillside High
School Wednesday evening at
8 o’clock, according to J. H.
Wheeler, chairman. All workera
are being invited, and Mr.
Wheeler states that this year’s
goal has been set at |2,000. He
is anixious that ’all persbns ‘as
well as workers cooperate to the
fullest extent in helping to raise
the amount necessary to go/over
the top.
The Community Chest cam-
pagin is staged each year for the
purpoee of lending' support to
charitable organizations and
other institutions that exist for
the purpose of aiding the un
fortunate, and developing better
manhood and womanhood in the
Some of the institutions de
riving help from the Community
Chest are: the Y. M. C- A., the
Y. W, C, A., Salvation Army,
Wriglit' llefuge and several
Durham,—A group of promi
nent Negroes, coiisiting of C. C.
Spaulding, B. L. McDougald, E.
R, Merrick, J, H, Wheeler and
W. M. Rich appeared before the
county commissioners here Mon.
day to ask the county to appro
priate $5,000 to be used for e-
recting an addition to the nur
ses home of Lincoln hospital and
increase the facilities of its out
patient clinic.
Mr. Rich who is superinten
dent of the local hospital told the
commissioners conditions exist
ing at the nurses home, and stat
ed .that rating agencies have al
ready warn^ed that unless they
\ire improved, the liospital is
subject, to lose its Class “A”
A reprensentative of the Car
olina Times was advised today
that most of the rooms in the
nurses home at Lincoln hospital
are housing threexto four young
women when they are only sup
posed to house lAvo.
The city has already appro
priated $5,000 toward the pro
ject and if the county will do
likewise an additional $10,000,
making a total of $20,000, is a.^
sured. This according to !Mr.
Rich will be enough to provide
the necessary addition to the
nurses home and increase the
Detroit, Mich.—It was report
ed to the NAACP last week tAat
the International Executive
Board of the United Automobile
Workers, CIO affiliate, iinani-
mously adopted a resolution de
manding an end to discrimina
tion against Negroes in plants
holding UAW-CIO contracts;
The resolution w’as passed af
ter Negro members of the De-1 Pi'oni here they passed on into
Washington, (ANP)c;:rMore
than 700 Negro women attended
tea at the Wliit House Thursday
afternoon and heard brief miis-
icale presenting' Carol Brice,
contralto, Sylvia Olden, pianist
and. Ijouie Vaughn Jones, vio-
linst of Howard, which was a
part of the program of the Nat
ional Council of Negro 'Women.
In the receiving line, Mrs.
McLeod Bethnue stood side by
side with Mrs. Roosevelt and lier
military q^ide, a captain in the
Marine corps, who announced
each visitor separately as they
came up to shake hands with the
First Ijady.
Assembled in the east room,
the crowd filed through the
beautiful and historic old man
sion after the musicale and were
greeted by Mrs. Roosevelt and
Mrs. Bethune in the red room.
triot locals presented the prob
lems of the colored worker to the
board. The resolution states that
curtailment of automobile pro-
divction has seriously aggrava
ted the problem of the Negro
worker, and that it is hard for
Negroes to get transferred from
non-defense to defense work.
facilities of the out-patient cli
If the county refuses to ap
propriate the $5,000 the hospital
is subject to lose the entire a-
mount. Officals and friends of
the local institution which ,is
serving an untold need to Dur
ham and the immediate vicinity,
are urging and anxious that the
final appropriation by the coun
ty be made so that construction
of the additions can be com
menced at once.
the walnut line state dining
room, where they were served
tea, coffee, cakes of all descrip
tion and sandwiches.
The women voted this one of
the most enjoyable moments of
their lives and are grateful to
both Mrs. Bethune for arrang-
ing. the tea and to Mrs. Roosevelt
for receiving the host.
The cream of American Negro
womanhood was present at this
brief informal reception and
l>rescnted to White House at
taches an aspect they had never
before Avitaesaed.
If we had to commit suicide
we think we could pick t>ut a
better method than that of ^e
leap to glory from the 35th
floor of a buildintg..
Louis Reports
To Uncle Sam
For Examination
Jvouis reported to Provident hos
pital here Tuesday for Itis med
ical examination, and thus be-
(^ue subject pt immediate call
I® duty i^+fie army. |jo official
annoujicenrent of the test was re
leased, but' IJoi^is suceeK-sfully
passed every requirement.
Louis’ Aveight was 21(5Vi lbs.—
14^4 pounds more than he .‘av-
ried for liis 19th successful title
defense against Lou No\a on
Sept. 29. While in the army, Jop
will collect $21 a month as com
pared with $50,000 a month he
has averaged for his seven big
fights this year.
"Hie champion, however, has
19 days to appeal the findings
of the medical board, a recom
mendation wh!v‘h“makes his 1-A
classification final, but no indi
cation was given that he will
contest tiie report.
Should he do .so, he will be
reexamined oy advisory board
84 when lie is calhd in the next
quota to be subnmted by the
bi>ard between Nov. 20 and 24.
On i)asi>in^ this second trial, the
champion will then be inducted,
tertid Titui: C. Fentress, chairman
of the board. /
Although Louis is said-^o pre
fer the aviation service, m^^ll
have no choice unless he enlists.
After the examination, he re
turned home for a rest, before
leaving for an exhibition bout
at Great Lakes Wednesday
Joe had early Joked about the
possibility that he would be re
jected because of flat feet, but
was happy to learn from Dr.
Herbert Turner that his feet
were in good shape. Dr. Taylor
F. Harmon, dentist, found Joe’s
teeth to be in excellent condition
Though Louis will not partci-
pate in any major boiUs as a
soldier unless he is asked to do
so, his manager, Julian Black,
said that Joe’s service in the
army does not signify his retire
ment from the ring; that when
he is discharged he will be ready
(J defend the title for the 20th
tim against Billy^Conn, or the
best Challenger availabe. Reports
have it that Joe will meet Conn
next June in New York.
Somewhere in Southeastern,
X., C., (CP)—Members of the
95th Engineers Regiment of Ft.
Belvior, Virginia just don’t like
maneiivers, or at least that
to bo the feeling of tht* men re
porters ran into on the battle
grounds last wee^.
(>n«»' soldier said they go out
for two »»r three day» and tlmt
tw^j penjpns a Muall tent
with only one blankH, and these
sandhills are wld*
Then Comes each day the bath.
This, he said, must be taken out
doors unc|er a cold shower.
They complained they are in
the south, that the blank bullets
would cause blood jKiiwning and
would kill you if close enough,
and that if they 1mjc the battle
according to rumors, they must
go to Louisana. If thej- lose in
Louisana. they must go to Mex
ico, and everybody’s cold and
A sergeant, former Pittsburg
steel worKer, said he conW pay
the gOverment his salary and
“still liv& like a.^ing”, that he .
is disjsetisfied, and that he keeps
his rifle loaded in bis truck.
Dnrham,—Hnndred.'i oi f4irm-
er graduates ■'of North Carolina
College are expwted to joorney
here Saturtiay to attend th^ an
nual homecoming program t© be
lield at the college which will be
climaxed by a f«^>tball game be
tween IJncoln rniversity Lioa**
of Lintroln. Pennsylvania and
the North Carolina Coileafe E*-
If every little boy and giH
measured up to the expectations
of fond parents, the human race
would be too good too soon.
The Lincoln Lions and the
North Cantina College Eaglet^
are ccnsklerW two of the top
teams in the CIAA eMiferen«e
and fans are expected to see >>ne
of the greatest football battles
of the sea.H(*n when the two teams
meet on the local gridirtm. The
Eagles have a perfect record for
the seasim having three wings and
no losses to their credit and they
will be in there trj'ing to keep
a clean slate and make it four
straights. The Eagles this yeac
have defeatetl South Carolina
State, Bluefield State Teachers
(’^>Uege and St. Paul in a row.
The Lions are expected to offer
them the tightest competition
thev have had this season.
In addition to the f»x>tball
game there will be a meeting of
the almnni a.ssociatiou at seven
P. M., followed by an alumni
dance at nine P. M. Both th^
meeting and the ilance will be
held in the Women’s g.^-mnasif
Chief Executive
Delivers Diamoad
Jubilee Address
One farm home in four had a
telephone in 1940, as compared
vrith one in three in 1980, fig
ures released by the U. S. Cen
sus, but electricity jumped from
one in seven to one in three in
Martin County fanners are ex-
jpectinff to harvest a short crop
of’peanuts this jrear because of
the droasrht.,
It was a high day at the White'
Rock Baptist Church here last
Sunday when Governor J. M.
Broughton of North Carolina
delivered an address to the large
audience which packed to over
flow the spacious auditorium of
the church and the Barracea
Seated in the pulpit with
Governor Broughton were Dr.
James E. Shepard, president of
the North Carolina College, Dr.-
C. C. Spaulding, president of
the North Carolina Mutual Life
Insurance Company, W, J. Ken
nedy, vice president of the North
Carolina Mutual Life Insuzmnce
Company and Rev. Miles Mark
Fisher, pastor of the church. Dr.
Shepard introduced the speaker
who was elaborate in his praise
for the work that is being done
at the White Roek Baptist
Church. Mr. Kennedy who is
business manager of the church
presided over the program.
Music for the occasion was
furnished by the White Bock
CJioj^ under Ih© direetioa of
iMrs. Sue Norfleet.
The occasion which brought
the governor to the local church
was the £Hamond Jubilee Cele*
bration now under way. The
vent will be continued next wedk
when Rev. C. £. Wilson, singing
evangelist, will begin on Moadaji
night a ten-day revival.
The White jWhite Bock Bap*
tist Church was founded ia
Its early history was one of
struggle and ups and dowm
later yean however have mtmM
grow into one of the nntitainl
ing churehes of the riktioii.
Its pastor. Rev. Mi)ea Mlittii,
Fisher, an nstiriag worker,'
done much to broaden tiM
of the eomnimity worit q
chnrii, until its inftiMM fc
day felt in every nook
uer of the eky.
Fodr a number of
Boek Baptiit hmhtmsmtt
lai^Keat and bkmI
gro« eh»g^w ia Novtt
and Durhua feM tar • I
felt a jMl inda |» Hdk
auhstaiittal aa^ ‘

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