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    FACING THE FACTS
With Philip Psarl
No matter how tough the going
gets, let us all remember always we
are Americans. Let ua remember
that Americanism means tolerance.
Lat as isnva hate and piajathse to
Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini and their dis
ciples in Europe. We don’t want any
part of that here.
This plea and this prayer is occa
sioned by widespread reports that dis
crimination is rearing its ugly head in
American life. Americans of foreign
birth or origin are feeling the effects
of this country’s honest and forthright
indignation against the policies and
practices of the European dictators.
Just because a man’s origin is Ger
man, Italian or Russian is no reason
why we should assume that he agrees
with Hitler, Musoslini or Stalin. As
a matter of fact most of our citizens
who trace their ancestry to these Eu
ropean countries are refugees, or de
scendants of refugees, from the very
things we abhor. That is why they
end their parents came to this coun
try in the first place. They refused
to submit to tyranny and oppression,
they sought freedom and independence,
they were men and women of spirit
and that’s why they came here. That
is also why there are good and true
Americans.
The American Federation of Labor
recognizes no distinctions of race,
color or creed. Its tradition, like the
American tradition, is an ill-embrac
ing conception of men and women as
human beings, free and equal and as
piring to better their lot.
COUNSEL now THE PAST
Two generations ago, a convention
of the American Federation of La
bor adopted a credo which we are
sow reiterating here because of its
sloquent statement of principle and be
cause of its particular applicability to
ssodern problems:
“This session of the American Fed
eration of Labor marks an episode in
the progress of enlightenment unpar
alleled in the world’s history. We
meet in solid phalanz, regardless of
creed, regardless of dogma.withna
tional pride, but without internetionl
prejudice. The world is our field of
action and man is our brother. We
not only proclaim, under the uMul
lied and untarnished banner of trade
«*»**“. but live the grind;
liberty, equality, fraternity and jus
“Ours is an affiliation of ■*» of
like interests, and of a kindred spirit.
It is the natural growth of a senti
ment for unity that binds and seals
the compact for harmony, fidelity and
fellowship. Our cause demands that
there is no worker so deep down in
the abyss of misery and despair that
we dare refuse to extend a helping
hand in his uplifting; that there is
no high pinnacle of grandeur to which
the toiling masses should not aspire
to attain. .
“The trade unions are of, by and for
the wage-workers primarily, but there
is no effort which we in our move
ment can make but what will have its
. beneficent, salutary influence upon
all our people. The misery of the
' past, the struggles of the present, and
the duty for the future, demand that
no effort be left untried, that all en
ergy be exercised, and opportunity ta
ken advantage of, to organise the
toailers of our country upon the broad
platform of the trade union, in full
affiliation with the APL.
“The dim, distant past, with all its
plain andtravail, must give way to
the better and brighter future for
which the workers have borne the bur
dens, and made the sacrifices that the
people of our time, and for all time,
may be truly free.”
DON’T EMULATE THE D1CTATOBS
Let us not forget these inspired
words and this noble example act for
American labor by those who earn be
fore us. Instead let us apply their
good counsel to our present-day prob
lems.
We wel remember the prejudices
that were stirred up by the last
World War, even the silly demands
that opera companies cease playing
music by German composers. Let us
not repeat such mistakes now.
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$707335 EXPENDED IN N. C. BY
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
FROM JULY 1, ’33 TO JUNE 30, ’40
Loans and outright expenditures of the Federal Government in
North Carolina from July 1, 1931 to June 30, 1940, amounted to
9707,830,000, according to a statement made by E. Leigh Stevens, Staff
Representatives for North Carolina, Office of Government Reports.
Loans totaled 9200,814,000 and grants-in-aid and other expendi
tures amounted to 9001,221,000. In addition, the Federal Housing Ad
ministration insured 937,597,000 worth of housing improvement notes
and mortgages in North Carolina.
The following is a detailed list of the loans made in North Caro
lina from July 1, 1933 through June 30, 1940.
Farm Credit Administration _..987,040.000
Commodity Credit Corporation.. 24,003,000
Farm Security Administration _ 11,990,000
Farm Tenant Purchase ...__ 3,505,000
Rural Electrification Administration_ 5,478,000
Federal Reserve Board- 1,000,000
United States Housing Authority_ 463,000
Public Works Administration_T_ 9,041,000
Reconstruction Finance Corporation__ 28,623,000
Home Owners’ Loan Corporation_ 32,910,000
HOLC and Treasury- 3,361,000
Total ....9206.614,000
The expenditures and grants are as follows:
Agricultural Adjustment Administration-9100,701,000
Farm Security Administration_ 8,146,000
Other Agricultural . 12,030,000
Rivers, Harbors and Flood Control___ 8,186,000
National Guard - 3,241,000
Civilian Conservation Corps_ 06,508,000
Indian Service - 64,000
Social Security Act - 11,843,000
United States Employment Service_ 1,071,000
National Youth Administration_ 6,558,000
Public Buildings Administration _ 4,790,000
Public Roads Administration. 42,205,000
PWA Federal Projejcts. 11,520,000
PWA Non-Federal Projects- 22,751,000
Work Projects Administration ......—-- 81,381,000
Veterans’ Administration___ 55,826,000
Miscellaneous Expenditures under ERA Act.. 58,111,000
All other- 7,294,000
Total
Grand Total
INSURED LOANS:
Federal Housing
Title I ..
Title II ..
Administration:
98,288,000
29,309,000
.9501,221,000
9707,835,000
537,697,000
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Prejudice is much more blind than
justice. It Mis to face or recognise
facts. Would it not be ridiculous for
some Americans to vent prejudice
against other Americans of foreign
ancestry if both were in agreement
on points at issue? Yet that is what
is likely to happen if we lose our grip
on realities and become hot under the
collag. Just because we despise Hit
ler, Stalin and Mussolini, we should
take care not to emulate them but to
deal justly with our fellow men.
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