Dr. I. Beverly Lake has said it, over and over again:
"I could not close the public schools if I
wanted to ? and I do not want to!"
Let's check the record once and for all!
Nobody, not even the Governor of North Carolina, can
dote a single public school!
North Carolina's legislature and North Carolina's
voters reaffirmed that in 1956. That was the year that
our school law was passed. That law was drafted by the
"Pearsall Committee." It is known, as you know, as "The
The legislature overwhelmingly passed the law. The
voters endorsed it by a margin of almost five-to-one. Only
the legislature ? and the people ? can change the law.
The public knows this. Any lawyer in your community
knows it. Ask him about Article IX, Sections 2, 3 and 12,
North Carolina constitution.
So, when anyone frightens you with talk about "closed
schools," they are using a deliberate falsehood.
"The Pearsall Plan" places with the people of North
Carolina the right of decision regarding their schools. The
real strength, the real effectiveness of "The Pearsall Plan"
is the "Pupil Assignment Act." This is the law that has
been used by the Attorney General of North Carolina in
the Federal Courts. It is the law on this subject in North
Carolina that the United States Supreme Court has twice
refused to review.
And who wrote the Pupil Assignment Act?
BEVERLY LAKE WROTE IT!
And How About the Pre**?
Many of North Carolina's newspaper* have joined in
spreading the word that Beverly Lake would close your
Those newspapers are NOT FOR Beverly Lake!
They are AGAINST Beverly Lake!
Do you recall that these same new*paper* also OP
POSED "The Pear sail Plan" in 1956?
Do you remember their warnings?
They told you ? in 1956 ? that schools would be
closed if "The Pearsall Plan" were adopted.
They told you ? in 1056 ? that racial tensions would
They told you ? in 1956 ? that "The Pearsall Plan"
would be knocked down by the United States Supreme
THEY WERE WRONG ON EVERY COUNT.
And they are wrong ? yes, intellectually dishonest ?
today in 1960 when they join with those in their false at
tacks on Beverly Lake.
Now, Here's The Truth . . .
Let's get the record straight, for once and for all.
Beverly Lake is your best hope for keeping your schools
open in peace and harmony.
He understands the problem. He knows the real ene
my of peaceful, effective schools. The enemy is not the
decent God-fearing Negroes of North Carolina. THE ENE
MY IS THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE AD
VANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE!
The N AACP thrives on "moderate" public officials who
prefer surrender to a firm policy. If North Carolina DOES
NOT have strong, fair leadership during the next four
years, the NAACP will be in the saddle!
And, then YOUR SCHOOLS WILL CLOSE.
Get the record straight. Find out ? for yourself ?
about Beverly Lake!
He is the man who will keep your schools OPEN. He
U the man North Carolina NEEDS for Governor at this
Dr. I. Beverly Lake
WHY DID THE STATE OF
MICHIGAN GO BROKE?
Here i* what Dr. Lake said: "The State of Michigan
ha* a free spending Governor. There was going to be a
new day for Michigan under his administration. There
is. Michigan is broke. The U. S. News said 'The people
of Michigan, one of the wealthiest states, now find their
government broke'. Unpaid bills running into millions are
backing up in the State Treasury. Credit sources have
about run dry. It is said here in North Carolina that 'we
must go forward*. To be sure we shall go forward, but
go forward to what; forward to a sound economy or for
ward to bankruptcy ? That depends on which way we are
headed when he begin to move under the next adminis
Some Things We Should Know About
Dr. Beverly Lake
He was born in Wake Forest in 1906 and was educated
at Wake Forest, Harvard, and Columbia. He taught at
Wake' Forest for 18 years and was a Visiting Professor in
1946 ... He is an outstanding layman of the Baptist
Church, a one-time superintendent of his church Sunday
School and one of its outstanding teachers.
Speaking of TAXES, he says: "A fair tax structure
does not include income tax concessions to foreign cor
porations, with a sale tax on the housewife's groceries to
make up the deficit."
Note: Sanford has proposed a program which would
substantially increase our already burdensome taxes and
lead to a considerably unbalanced budget. Dr. Lake, on
the other hand, favors a balanced State Budget, is against
deficit State financing, and is strongly against raising our
taxes, which have already reached the saturation point.
Speaking of INTEGRATION IN OUR SCHOOLS, he
says: "The mixture of our two great races in the class
room and then in the house is not inevitable" . . . "The
objective of the NAACP is not better schools for Negro
children. Its ultimate objective is the blending of the two
races into a mix-blooded whole" . . . "Race consciousness
is not race hatred. It is not intolerance. It is a deeply in
grained awareness of a birthright held in trust for pos
terity." . . . "The white and colored people of North Caro
lina are not enemies. We are friends each of the other,
each indebted to the other, and each concerned for the
welfare of the other." . . . "We must guard against the
false step that would plunge us into the evils of hatred,
bitterness, injustice, and lawlessness."
Speaking of LABOR, he says: "We want no industry
that is looking for a place where oppressive labor prac
tices will be condoned." . . . "No man should be required
to belong to any organization he does not want to join
in order to work for an employer who wants to hire him."
Speaking of INDUSTRY, he says: "If we would en
courage the investment of capital in industry in the State,
we must continue to offer the investor and employee alike
the rewards and responsibilities of both political and eco
Speaking of GOVERNMENT, he says: "The further
you remove the powers of government from the people
the more you endanger their freedom."
DOES THE NAACP FAVOR A PARTICULAR
THREE RALEIGH COLORED PRECINCTS
Precinct No. 20 944 S
Precinct No. 25 272 8
Precinct No. 26 993 7
TOTAL. .2209 20
These are the undisputed facts! I t
In Winston-Salem, Sanford got 4,209 votes in 7 all-colored precincts
while Dr. I. Beverly Lake got only 31.
At Greensboro, in three predominately colored precincts the vote
was Sanford, 2,352; Lake, 74.
LAKE FOR GOVERNOR
"Vote For A Business-Like Adminstration"
(THIS AD CONTRIBUTED BY FRIENDS OP DR. LAKE)