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    FILE BRIEF IN PRIMARY
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Volume 22 * Number 45
Durham, North dSrolina, Saturday, November 8, 1941
Charlotte Negroes Set $5,000.4s Goal In Chest Drive
DETEQIVE
MED
EXPECT EARLY DECISION IN
CASE INVOLVING BALLOT FOR
NE6R0ES IN STATE OF TEXAS
Colond Julian At A. & I.
Fort Worth, Tex. — An early
decision can be expected in the
Texas “white primarx" case for
which brief will be filed in the
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals,
November 13, the NAACP an-
. nounced this week. If a favora
ble descision is reached it will
wipe out one big ostacle in the
way of full franchisement for
Negro Americans, the NAACP
declared.
Thy case has been in c6urt
since last January, when Sidney
of qunlified
voter, filpd a c^plaint on char
ges that he wasoen^d the right
to vote in the primly election
of the Democratic party August
15, 1940. Hasgett is suing for
$5,000,damages and a judgement
declaring that he had the right
to vote. Defendants are election
judges Werner and Blackburn
of the 19th precint.
j The case was first heard in A-
]9ril .before the U. S, District
Court, southern district of Tex
as, .when both parties agreed
that the election judges did deny
Hasgett th^ privilege of voting
because of his color. No deseision
was :feached at this time, but
Judge t- M. Kennerly asked for
the briefs and transcripts of the
testimony to study before mak
ing a decision.
% The new action is rin appeal
i based on the decision w;hich was
returned against Hasgertt,
Thurgood Marshall, special
councel for the NAACP, and W.
J. Durham of Sherman, Texas,
are attorneys for Hasgett. They
state that the question involved
IS whether on not' the Democra
tic primary in Texas is “state
action” within the meaning of
the Fifteenth Amendment to the
Constitution. Since the Demo
cratic party is in control in the
state, victory of a candidate in
its primary is tantamount to e-
lection.
The defendants maintain that
the primary is a private or
“closed” institution and not a
state action.
Tuskegee Student
N. C. Board of Health
Gets Award For Its
Work with Negroes
RALEIGH — The North Car-
olina State Board of Health has
been awarded a certificate of
merit for outstahding health
work among Negroes, it was an
nounced here by Dr. Catl V,
Reyaold^s, Sjate HsaUh Qfficer,
The award was made the
United States Public Health Ser
vice and the certificate was sig
ned by Roscoe C. Brown, health
education specialist, chairman of
the National Negro Health Week
Committee.
In a letter reiioived by Dr.
Reynolds, it was stated that the
' ■ 1 award is “a formal acknow 1-
Miss Dolores Wilmot, pretty edgement of the contribution of
niece of Miss Evelyn Sage of community to the achieve
Greenwich, Connecticutt, Mo
Old
who is now a studnt at Tuske
gee Institute. Miss Sage was
house guest of the Austins at
509 Dunbar street, during the
summer.
Funeral For Child
Who Burned To Death'
• The funeral service for Mel
vin Jones, four year old son of
ment of the current year’s Na
tional Negro Health Week ob
servance and in recognition of
the year 'round health con
sciousness and activity which
are essential to effective partic
ipation in the various health
services of your community.”
North Carolina was the first
State in the Union whose Board
of Health added a full time
Negro physician to its staff for
work among Negroes. This post
is hfld by Dr. Walter J. Hughes,
Colonel ilutiert Julian, ace
j flyer and internationally known
as the “Black Eagle” is shown
receiving congratulations of
Pr^ident F. Df Bluford, right,
after the former delivered an
address to faculty and students
of A. and T. College, Greens-
Mayhew and Mrs. Bertha Jones
resident of 904 Walton Avenue whose work among the members
who died Tuesday morning from of his race has been outstanding
burnis which he accidently re- and who, in a recent address at
ceived while at the home of Mrs.
Alberta Foster also of Walton
Avenue were Thursday at the
home of his parents.
Durham, declared that North
Carolina has done more to pro
mote the health of the Negro
(Continued on page eight)
OKLAHOMA CITY
GETS S. S. CONFAB
FOR NEXT YEAR
boro, N. C. The Colonel’s speech
was for the purpose of increas
ing the participation of Negroes
in the field of aviation. Colnel
Julian received a hearty recep
tion from the audience, and his
speech was often interrupted by
bursts of aplanse.
RAILROAD OFFICAL
DENIES JIM CROW ON
PENNSYLANIA LINE
R. R. SAYS PASSENGERS
NOT FORCED IN JIM CROW
CARS N'ORTH OF D. C.
Cotton Rferendum
^heduled Dec. 13th
A referendum to d^rmine
whether growers want to continue
cotton marketing quotas, which
have been in effect for the past
.four yearsj will be )ield December
1.3, E. Y. Floyd, AAA erecutive
nssistnnt of N. C. State College,
p-nnonneed to North Oarolina
fnTiners.
“There is little need to explain
the marketing quota system to
cotton grower of our State,”
Floyd de«lared. “They have rea-
Ized the benefits of this orderly
marketing system for four consec
utive' year,s and there is no reason
to doubt that quotas again will be
n.yiproved by an overwhelming ma
jority.”
OKLAHOMA CITY'A WARD
ED THE SUNDAY SCHOOL
CONGRESS FOR 1942
CAPITAL OF THE STATE OF
OKLAHAMA WILL ENTERr
T^N THE THIRTY-NINTH
SUMMER SCHOOL OF
METHOiDS
Rev. J. H.^Winn, D. D., Pastor
of Fifth Street Baptist
Church, Extended the Invi
tation, Supported By All of
Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, Okla., Nov. 4
(Special) —Thousands of reli
gious workers representing cv-
very phase of Missionary Bap
tist activities will gather in this
city June 10, 1942. This became
known this week when it was of-
ficall announced that Oklahoma
City had been awarded the 1942
session of the Sunday School
Congress of the National Baptist
Convention of America. The in
vitation for them to come to
Oklahoma was extended by the
Rev. J. H. Winn, D. D., pastor
of the Fifth Street Baptist
Church, this city. His invitation
was suported by the Oklahoma
City Negro Chamber*of Com
merce.
Oklahoma City, it is under
stood, offered a better invitation
than did Charleston, S. C., Hat
tiesburg, Miss., Asheville, N. C.,
Atlantic City, N. J., New York
City, N. Y., Dallas, Texas and
Detriot, Mich. Rev. Dr. Winn,
who will serve as entertaining
pastor, is already understood to
be organizing his forces getting
ready for an early visit of Secrc;
tary Boyd, who will sit in with
the formation of the first gen
eral committee. ‘
New York, N. Y. — Colored
passengers leaving New York for
the South, especially on the new
streamlined trains with the re
served coach seats, ar^o4;/‘for
ced to accept” seats in^^oach
which becomes a jim crow car as
soon as the train leaves Wash
ington, D. C.
This was the assertion of C. G.
Pennington, general passenger
agent of the Pennsylvania rail
road, in'reply to many inquires
and complaints made to him by
the NAACP.
Mr. Pennington stated that
ticket agents at the Pennslyvan-
nia station here (which handles
all traffic out , of New York for
the Southeastern states) were
instructed to explaiato a colored
purchaser that i^’ro did not
buy a seat in Coach No. 1. (on
most of the reserved-seat trains
the jim crow coach is xisually No.
1.) he -would have to change at
Washington.
“Once this is explained,”'Mr.
Pennington said, “the passenger
may or may not choose to buy a
seat in that coach. If he buys
outside that coach he must
change at Washington because
beginning at the Virginia line,
the state segregation laws go in
to effect.”
Numerous complaints were
made to the NAACP that col
ored passengers were automa
tically sold seats in the jim crow
car out of New York City, and
EXAMS ANNOUNCED BY
U. S. CIVIL SERVICE COM
MISSION
WASHIrJGTON fANP) An
nouncement was made by the U.
S.Civil Service Commission last
week of three examinations for
civil service appointment, ap
plications of two such examin
ations to be received until fur
ther notice.
For appointment to the arm
ored force school, war depart
ment, Fort Knox, Ky., examina
tions are open for senior instruc
tor, $4,600 yearly; instructor,
$3,800; associate, $3,200; Assis
tant, $2,600; and junior, $2,000.
Applicants will be rated upon
the extent and qualtiy of their
education and experience. Op
tional branches are radial en
gines, internal combustion en
gines, motorcycles, automotive
(Chassis less engine), radio op
erating, radio electrical.
Vacancies in the Indian field
service, including Alaska, de
partment of interior, U. S. Pub
lic Health service, veterans ad
ministration, federal security a-
agency, are open to eligibles who
meet the requirements of the
commission. Positions, are for
public health nurse, $2,000 year;
graduate nurse, general staff
duty. $1,800; junior graduate
(Continued on page eight)
Judge Sentences Head
Of Detective Agency In
Number Racket Trial
Making Screen Hit
Famous Zoologist
Of Howard Univ.
Dies In Washington
Wa.shington, Oct. 28 Dr. Er
nest Everett Just. Zoologist,
whose researches in the biology
of the ^11 won international rec-
ognitif^, died here yesterday af
ter an lUness of several weeks at
the-age\f 58,,The funeral was
held today.
He was head of the Howard
l^nivcrsity Zoology Department
for twenty-six years and the Au
thor of two books and some fif
ty papers.
Dr. Just was born in Charles
ton, S. C. His father was a wharf
builder, his mother a school tea- actress of whose recent appear-
cher, and after her husband’s ance at the auditorium in Col-
deatii a worker in the phosphate umbus, Ohio, was a near sensa-
fields as well. The son attended tion. Miss Green Is a diMovery
his mother’s school and tlio State of Republic Pixs.
College before going Nortli for
the rest of his education at Kim
ball Academy, Meriden, N. H„
li
Madeline Green, pretty young
American eitizeiiship who shall
he finished the four-year course 1 made the highest aehieve-
in three years, edited the school
DEROIT (ANP) — Cireiiit
Judge Earl E, Poynley sea-
teneed L«nis Spans, operator of
Central Deteetive itic^iiey to 15
da.vs in the erninty jail Wednes
day after 1m? had-.been cited for
contempt of court Tuesday. A
witness at the trial of former
Mayor Riebard W. R>«dk}|r and
t>3 otherx eharfred with eonapir-
ing to operate thr $10,000,000
numbers racket. Spann was eon-
vifted of giving testimony wha^
conflicted with tiiat he had
4iefcre thr iury. ^
il^ admitted bn iqMiey.aeCcd^
as guards whiles iajrve mam
money were takei* daily to the
bank frtmi the Watson Invest-
iment Company. Wlwen confront-
etl with the grand jnrj* testimfK
I ny he had made. Spann denied
I that he had been hired by Wat
son to guard the money for tb«
Yellow Dog pofiey wheel, aad
claimed he did not know any
thing about policy hwuses.
ALso arrested with Spann was
Alex Willis, self-admitted for
mer piekup man for tbe Big
Four poliey syndicate, who eoa-
tradicted his former- testinunqr
paper and was president of the
debating society. In 1907 he was
graduated from Dartmouth witli
special honors in zoology and
history and the only magna cum
laude in the class.
In 1916 Dr. Just received the
degree of Ph.D., magna cum
I laude, in zoology and physiolo
gy from the University of Chi
cago. In 1915, for his work m
pliysiology and in improving the
standard of Negro medicals, he
received the Spingarn Medal,
awarded annually to “the man
or woman of African decent and
ment during the proceeding year j before the prand jury. WiU»
or years, in any honorable.field [told Chester P. O’Hara,
of human endeavor.., fcjome of
his experiments were luade in
the field of cancer research, »)th-
ers, in which he usetl ultra vio
let rays beat* upon heredity and
the determinati«n of sex.
Dr. J ust belonged to many
learned societies and was a f»)rm-
er vice president of tlie Ameri
can Society of Zoologists and A-
merican Ecologists. For thirty
years or more he had spent the
Summer in research at the Ma
rine Biological Laboratory at
Woods Hole, Mass.
FULL SUPPORT FOR
COMMUNITY CHEST
ASKEDIN QUEEN CITY
protaeftiaK.
tliis practice was vigoroulsy pro
tested by the association to the
Pennsylvania railroad. It is re
ported that the same sj’stem is
used on colored passengers on
through^trains to the South out
of ChicAgo and Detroit.
NEGROES PLEDGE $5,000
IN CHEST DRIVE
CHARLOTTE — Rev. J. W.
Smith, publicity director of the
Negro Division of the Commun
ity Chest announced today that
stakes in the present campaign
have been set with the hope of
raising five thousand dollars.
He said that all persons who
have been contacted are coope
rating to the fullest extent to
help raise the amount necessary
to go over the top.
It was pointed out that every
business, professional and ser
vice occupation group had been
contacted with allocations being
agreed upon in practically every
instance.
The Community Chest cam
paign is staged each year for the
purpose of lending suport to
charitable organizations and
ConsTi'essiiiaD
To Speak In
Durham Nov. 11th.
Durham, N. C., Nov. 7.—
Congressman Arthur W. Mit
chell of niinois, only N^rro
representative in Congress will
deliver an address here« un
der the auspices of the Ne*
gro American Legion it was
announced thk week by J. U.
Lowe, post commander. Tha
address will be delivered at «
banquet to be held at the N.
C. College dining hall.
other institutions that exi^ for
the purpose of aiding the mi-
fortunate and developing beUer
manhood and womanhood in th«
commmiity.
special
pnweeutor, when eoBfront;
with the testimony that meti
tags issued men were to b« show%
poilce when they were ai
that, “that’s what you wan"
me'to say.’'
Named in a perinry w
recommended Tuesday by
ian G. McIntosh, chief
prosecutor, Clinton W
was arrested after testifying
Wednesday, and is to he
t-aigned before
later. The warrant - eh
Woodson testified hefora
grand jury in December, 1
that be and Charles Maaify,
engaged 4 in the poUaj
had paid money to
ccers and members of the
Mitors’ office for
his testimony, W^wdson
this. Be is nw out on
bond.
Ju^ PuiiBley wamsdl
drew 0. Yonng, 67^ Me
improve hk meaMH^*
he returned to the
under penal^ of
Reluctant to testifj
erett I. Watson, fie
tmt%nony given
jury in whidi h« liwha^
with operation of
Dog polky and Boaib**
After court
asked parniiinon to
Ybiing, and ' tcM t»‘
trvllu**
Yonag adMiHid I*.
$20 a wedK in ISM to ' ‘
Mibb Lmum nawwi%
daat jBMi aHagtit
WaM p«U«ar
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