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Number 48
Durham, North C&rolina, Saturday, Novanber, 29, 1941
Volume 22
OMEGAS
CITIZEN PROTESTED
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Georgia Regents DefyjTalmadge
Hunt For Firebug Who
Destroyed New $41,000
Negro School Structure
Were you There ?
The second attempt to da^trov the
new Negro connty high sehool
building was succefiaful here Mon
day nift^ when a person or per
sons Bet fire to the structure,
whie)i had not yet been ocei^pied,
eHBsini' a total loss. 1ih«. -(^t .ftf
the > which w«r
b>en put in ute the first of Ja&tt-
aty, was $41,000. '!
Buvning of the building Js be
lieved to have been in protest of
erecting it in a predominantly
white nftighborhood. According to
Sheriff E. G. Belvin efforts on this
part of his office to apprehend the
person or persons responsible for
tfe« fire have been unsuoeessfnl. '
Thc.f first attempt to burn the
buiWtng occurred on last ’Hallo
ween night when workmen on the
building discovered the following
morning that one of the rooms had
been sprinkled with kerosene and
igbited. The building was barnii^
when the workmen airived, but
^ 4mm»g&vnm H
;was not xiqK>rte4 to police. Thr
workmen stated they thought the
firing of the etructure w«« the re
sult of a Halloween prank and not
a deliberate attempt to destroy it,
hence they made no report to po-
lice.
The new high school'building is
the second to be erected fo* Ne
groes in the county. It had not yet
been named and was hing e’rdeled
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r* • « jg - the special session, chirging tSat
fit
Re-Hire Ousted
Members University
To Parker
As First Citizen
Ormonde Hsnter of SAi^nah-had
flown here in rai^ofiAe to' a tele
phone call* to a quorHm...
However, Thureday, 6ov.*Tal-
madge chattenged the actiohs of
t Atlanta, —(ANP)— At the mu
nicipal airport here Wednesday
night, several memBers of the
G^rgia board -or regents met and
concurred in their move to tehfre
universitjr educators ousted at Qbv.
Gene Talmadge’s direction, accord-
iing to Chancellor S. V. Sahfoid.'
The meeting was held at midni^,
said thetchancellorj houts'after E.’
idf i olf;tKJ txasrd
which controls tlx% state tniyctMty
system. "
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Xbe unfexepested - flwrjy of \activ--
ities as interpreted’!^ poMti^aVob-,
servers to iftdieate a,*niove« to defy
GoV. Talm^kdge, -w h e prtvi^usly
said he ivQ*ld ‘not permit; rwm-
ployi|ient '‘of • Walter D- ’C^ki^ or
'ar^ other 'e^tfc^r on-
^d(0re^»ian advoea^ n
,edf^fltidn. . f-'. '
Part €f The /•ClDC At Ea«le -Pull8£Ma$lt v
Were ydti among those in this picture causht by the cameraman at the traditional Turkey-Day clash betvc^n th® Kort^
Carolina Eagles and th A, & T. Bulldogs. It's a “kinda” h^it with the old-timers of football, many of whom hfwpn^.miia^
the classic since it started back in 192& Some of them may miss dinner, the train, a night's steep and even ft.Bbooter» .b«t
they never fail to he on hand vfhen the Eagles and Bulldogs tangle. After the ^ame is over ... on odd years ...
in Durham next year”, ... on even years its; “See you in Greensboro next year. .
Beeause Qme^a .man Harry K
Parker, director of the Windsor
Renter was 'seleeted as the Gate
pity's number oqe Negro. citizen
by the Greek letter fraternity in
its reeent annual achievement pro
gram, an enraged \}fe|To publifl
"opinfon aro8« last weei^«Qd juiisU..
fer a condaittning fingei* Wrth at
Tau-Omega the ‘3pon*oring chapter
“a^id the one who had received the
singftlar honor.
Asserting that ‘^in a democracy
the privilege j of choice is " in the
hands of the people,” some 20
Greensboro JJegroes met yesterday
and went) qn record as bpposii^.
the recent action of. Tau-Oipega
ch&pter, Omega Psi Phi fraternity,
in s;plect?ing' Harry K. Rtrker as*
the .city’s-Noj 1 N«gro citizep.i ;
•In a signed stafement, they said;
“We-hold in highest, Mteem .Tau-
Omega ' chapter of Omega. Psf, Phi
fraternity, and would certainly
Ivant- to entourage' «ny effiort on
their part to cite^he w.o-rthy
achievement of any individual or
indivjdunls, but'in' a democracy?
the privilege of chojce ^js in the
hands of ^the people, and we, there
fore deny the ri^t 'of any frater
nity or any group not representing
thv citizens of Grfiensboro as a
whole to elfect a first citizen with
out the vote of a representative
group of all its citizens.
The choice. Harry K. Parker,
however worthy, is not in our
.iudfrment the choice of the people
of Greensboro for such a signal
honor—t^reforer—we do not ree- Durham,
ognize this citation.” president of
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The parade between the halves at, the, Ea gleg - Bulldogs clash in Dorhanti, Thanksgiving^M
was headed by the trio above, of the A..Sf T. Band. The two beautiful ma^irettes and the
drum-major .in* the picture, who'^can really step, furnished additional thrills for the thou-
.sands.who attended the classic.'
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Durham Red Cross Drive
GoesOvertheTop; Over
$1,000 Raised In Drive
Dr. Siiepard Pleads For Inter-Racial
Goodwi In Radio Broadcast
A. T. S()«u^n3|[^0bairQUui N»*
gTo IHvision « Red Cross Roll
Call, states that althtMgii his
group had exceeded its goul o£
Hr ^ ’ !$.m00 by $3ei.^orT2.2i^««Bt,
- iDr. J. E. Shejjard, ilitical.and civic rights, the, Negro its memberslup queta
the North Carolina I race is worse off.eeonomie^Uy than cent at the end of th* ^p*eial
The statement was signed'fty Dr.
Charlotto^HawklnS Brown, Martha
S. Gorleigh, Watson Law, L.
Jones, Dr^ f*. C. Stewart, W. L.
Jones, Grace 'Donnell BrowerJ John
J. Greene, Anna'Banks'Iffoore,
Jeneva S. Collins, David D. Jones,stations.
H. C. Miller, CHas K. Brown, Wil- ♦
College for Negroes and grand
master of the North Carolina
Grand Lodge of Masons, delixieretl
a telling message to the people of
this state last Monday evening.
The address was broadcast over
liam Compton, J. T. Hairsto®, R.
C. George O. Bridges, P. A. May
field. T. E. Hummonsf, J. W. Tynes
and A. and T. College, last Sunday.
It is said that the protest was
inspired in the high eouneils of
the Alpha PKi* Alpha fraternity
but even Omega mgn shared the
same view and Riat a. nnmber of
conferences have been . held with
leading white citizens with the
thought being expr^ed tllflt,
“boss,*’ this young upstart Harry
K. Parker is not oui- lead».
Mr. Parker, the holder of the
M. A. degree from the Umversity
of Pittsburgh and one time .in
structor at A. and T. eoHege at
Greensboro, which position he re
signed tp become manager of the
Windsor Center, having riscently
been guest speaker on the Wing»-
Over jordM program, has made an
enviable reeord as a eoramanity
(C«^tinned m Page 8)
Twice within the last few
weeks, President Roosevelt has
spoken with disapproval of dis-
erimination against any group on
account of race, creeJ or color, Dr.
Shepard began, addressing his re
marks to both white and colored
listeners.
“Qn the other hand,” he con
tinued, “skilled workers have de-.
sired- to work, firat from a patrio
tic viewpoint and then for the in
creased wages which a skilled
worker would receive in ordir'that they'were not'Negroes.
he might better provide for a fam-
ily,^ educate his children and enjoy
a few comforts of life. I wish the
white people of North Carolina
weald rise and demand that
those who employ labor give ai^
person a chance to work if he h#s
the ability to do the task required.
Is Worse Off Today?
‘^One of the most eminent voni^
authors of oor state has made the
observation that aftet securing po-
it was 30 years ago. This is not as
it shotild be. That is why I appeal
to every houghtful person in
North Carolina^ to assist as. in
ai»iBg tWs lai^r eeonomis op
portunity. In the years of the great
depression our group suffered most
heavily; in the years of .partial
recovery we have felt least of all
the improveuient. Even in the
bumper decade 1^0-1930, the Ne
gro shar^ little of the prosperity
that we regarded unparalleled in
our nation’s history. The census of
19^ gave us 122,500,000 people.
We had in this country at that
time according to census statistics
about 1^,(W0 men who received
ioeomes in exeetes of $30,000 a
year. I do not need to tell you that
Then we tod 3^,000 .who aam-
ed between $25,000 and .'ffB»>.OGO,
and nortp of them were Negroes.
We had nearly 1,500,000 wh^ an-
Rual ineotnes were between $10v-
000 and SS5,000, and few of them
were. N^troes. We had aboat 4,-
500,000 citizens whose earnings
were somewhere between $5.0W
and -lOiWO and they 'wmre.not N(^
‘^oes. .Then jire had somewhat a-
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effort, it is still not satisfied,
Aeeording' to Spaollding, hi»
workers foufld a^oiueiderable bqib^
ber of per»»is anxioos to enroll
but unable to do so^ dtmn|f the
special effort beeaose of the dram
upon their funds by tl» other re
cent campaign. TTiese peofile do not
want the effort to elose, howeirer^
withont their bei^ able to hav»
the Rfd Cross embJrtn shenriBg*
through the windows tbeit
home*.
They want the boys in cMiP wl
have had to give np jelw
from $15.00 p« week, ap^ «iii
many inatances, accept as tiM
^.00 per moBtb—aot per leSsfe^
while we eootisa*. to dfft'
pay, to know that all ot.m,
hi^ theaa aad -mm
foil respiMDisibililMa of
Tolantarily. ifkry feel
shimld do evesTttiof
make the Writ of the
“the eolo«»*’ ea^ a^'
their motale h%k* whsw
I^od of
to sleep ia the «C«ili %
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