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l25Vi N. F»rish Street—Phone 33181
Published Weekly at Jackson, Mississippi
Member of the Seott Newspaper Syndicate
rERCl GREENE . . Editor and General Manager
DAN REED .. Circulation Manager
BEATRICE THORNTON ... . Society Editor
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We shall prosper in proportion as we learn to glorify and dig
nify labor, and put brains and skill into the common occupations of
life—Booker T. Washington.
In ell things that are purely social ue can be as separate as the
fingers, but in all things that affect our mutual progress and de
velopment v.e can be together as ihe hand.—Booker T. Washington.
Labor, Backbone Of Nation’s Defense
saw the observance of another Labor Day, and at no time in
the history of the United States has the observance of Labor
Day been of such great significance. With the nation en
gaged in a vast program of National Defense, the very back
bone of which is the disposition and morale of Labor, the oc
casion brought forth an address to the nation by the Presi
dent of the United States and other outstanding American
On the position of organized labor in the United States,
there are many e’ements which have been of much concern
in recent months to the American public. Particularly the
large number of strikes and the continued number of threats
to strike in those industries of vital importance to the suc
cess of the National Defense effort.
Since organized labor became a large influence in American
political life there has been an increasing amount of the re
sponsibility for American unity placed at its doors. Existing
because of our strong foundation and belief in the democratic
ideal, and in the right of every man to have a share in the
work and wealth of the nation, the Negro workers have seen
organized labor in too many instances where he sought to
pursue the right of every man to share in the work and
wealth of the nation as the only stumbling block in his path
way, and today with millions of workers being caked, Negro
workers are being denied the right to work in these fields
of greatest usefulness because they are being denied mem
bership in the labor organizations, which because of their
great political influence are controllling the employment of
workers. ,
It is perhaps true, since the issuance of the famous ex
ecutive order by the President of the United States that there
has been a largeg increase in the employment of Negro work
ers over the number employed before the order was issued,
but the number of Negro workers employed is still far be
low the number warranted by their proportion to the whole,
and the number of available Negro workers.
In its great position in the industrial life of the nation
labor has a great share in the responsibility for the success
of our national defense effort, which can only be achieved
in the end by the use of every available worker black and
white, and despite the order of the President there still exists
widespread discrimination against Negro workers in the
ranks of laborer.
According to informed sources there is a growing short
age of workers in cur industries, which is having an ad
verse effect on the National Defense effort. The letting down
of the bars against Negro workers would serve to cut down
this shortage of workers to a large extent. In denying the
opportunity of membership to Negro workers, organized
labor is not on’y hurting the NATIONAL DEFENSE effort,
but is at the same time hurting our claims to the great
fundamental principles of American Democracy.
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i White Southern
Youth Rescues
Colored Boy
N. P.)—Many things happen in
the south which seem paradox
ical to folk in other sections
who seem not to realize that
mistreatment can be the excep
tion rather than the rule in
most places. For example, last
Wednesday a number of boys
w'ere swimming in Hobb’s pond,
the best swimming hole in the
vicinity. There were both color
ed and white boys cooling off
in the pond, most of them be
tween the ages of nine and 15.
Bossie Peace, 15, a colored
boy who lived in the nearby
community of Wilson, stepped
into a hole and went down. It
was late afternoon and most of
the boys had gone, but the spot
was dangerous and those boys
who remained watched rather
fearfully. Suddenly Bobbie
Springston, a nine-year-old
white boy whose parents are
prominent in Dinwiddie county
flashed through the water and
caught Bossie as he was going
down the third time. The col
ored boy was too large for Bob
bie to handle easily but he
struggled with him until he got
close enough to the bank for
the others to grab him and give
first aid.
“Gosh! I had to do it,” Bob
bie said when praised. "Nobody
else would even try, it looked
Southern School
(Continued from Page l)/
cial relations;
“5. That school libraries seek
to provide the books and sup
plementary materials neces
sary for such study;
“6. That teachers’ colleges es
pecially should make every ef
fort to prepare \ teachers in
training for wise and effective
work along these lines with the
millions of future citizens who
will be committed to their
The final meeting was taken up
with reports and discussion of
methods by which these objectives
could be carried out. Those giving
reports included Miss Pauline B.
Knobbs, of State Teachers' college,
Kirksville, Mo.; Miss Sadie Engle
berg. of John Marshall High school,
Richmond, Va.; Dr. Maude Carmi
chael, of State Teachers’ College,
Conway, Ark.
; The reports dealt with studies of
the race problem being conducted
by students in these institutions.
Teachers reported that the students
were interested, and the results
were satisfactory. Emphasis was
laid on the fact that these courses
are taught from a factual rather
than a propaganda standpoint, the
; facts being gotten from reading and
from personal investigation of local
i conditions.
f Speakers heard during the week
included R. B. Eleazar, of Atlanta,
director; Dr. Arthur Raper, of At
lanta, sociologist and author; Dr.
W. C. Jackson, dean of the Wo
man’s college of the University of
North Caroilna, and Dr. Rufus
Clement, of Atlanta, president of
: Atlanta university.
Complaints In
(Continued from Page 1)
structed to prepare these cases for
i action by the committee.
Sec. Cramer’s desk is piled high
s with correspondence and com
i plaints which yet have not been
j gone ipto. His secretady is busy
with the details of the committee,
j having to reply to all letters', those
! seeking positions with the com
mitee, of which there are quite a
j numbei and other complaints
Several newspaper men have ap
plied to the committee, it is re
ported, for positions, investigation,
etc., and after discussing the ap
plications in conference, they are
referred to Mr. Cramer’s office for
Buy Defense Stamps From Your Merchants
September 15 to 20, '1941 _
United States defense Savings Stamps provide
an easy, convenient method for Americans to save
money to buy a United States Defense Savings
Bond. The Stamps can be bought for a dime, a
quarter, a half-dollar, a dollar, or 5 dollars. Al
bums are given with the purchase of your first
Stamp. When your album is filled, you can ex
change it readily for a Defense Bond.
A Stamp album containing 75 of the 25-cent j
Stamps has a total value of $18.75 and buys a
Bond worth $25 in 10 years. An album filled with
75 of the 50-cent Defense Stamps represents
$37.50 and buys a Bond worth $50 in 10 years. |
Albums containing 75 of the $1 Stamps or 15 of
! the $5 Stamps represent $75 and buy a Bond worth
' $100 in 10 years.
In Aviation
Army And CAA
Courses Prove
Youth Air-Minded
| trainees in the civilian aeronautics
| courses are making good in further
! studies in aviation and also mnk
i ing excellent progress in aviation
i according to the director of the
information and statistics service,
Roscoe Wright.
At Tuskegee Institute, the only
j colored college where Negro stu
dents are taking advanced work,
many students from other colleges
I have been registered.
However, of pilots in the 99th
Pursuit squardron who are training
I at Tuskegee, there are only two
J in the present reception class which
1 began July 19, who had the initial
| work in CAA courses at Negro col
i leges. They are George Spencer
; Roberts who is from West Virginia
j State State college, and Frederick
Henry Moore, who took the pri
| vate pilote's course at Tuskegee.
However. 90 percent of the grad
I uates of CAA courses at Tuskegee
j have made application to the army
: corps for training. It is learned
! that the army is planning' to place
in basic training at the 99th train
| ing school a number of CAA secon
| dary graduates who have been turn
| ed out at Tuskegee. These stu
j dents will skip the normal army
primary training which precedes
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basic and advanced training. j
“Before a student can begin to
enter aviation actively as a voca- j
tion, it is reported by an officei
in charge of instruction, “he must
have a commercial license. Once
obtaining such a license, he may
then go up for primary instructor
' ing and secondary instructor
rating. Prior to the present sum
mer session CAA did not have suf
ficent courses to carry a student
to the commercial license at the
Government’s expense. We are
pleased to record, however, that
three of o'Ur students, by buying
some time of their own. have ob
tained the commercial license. Two
j of these students were successful in
i obtaining primary instructor rat
I ings to teach in the CAA private
' pilot’s course. These young men are
at present employed at Tuskegee
At least two more should make
similar accomplishments by the
beginning of the fall session.’’
Two former CAA pilots are in the
group which is being trained at
Chanute field, it is reported. They
are Elmer D. Jones, who has fly
ing cadet status and is being
trained as an engineering officer
for the 9fith, and Elcan E. Ward
who is listed among the enlisted
group pursuing technical ’nstruc
The enlisted personnel going
through technical training at Cha
nute field is made up of young
men taken from the country at
large. Tuskegee and Morris Brown
college furnished the initial assign
ment to the extent of some 50 or
60 of the enlisted personnel.
Jack Watkins
(Continued from Page 1)
i Watkins, he is survived by two bro
thers, Sam and Ebb Watkins, both
I widely known here.
With funeral arrangements in
1 charge of People’s Undertaking
I Company, he was buried at White
I Rock Cemetery, Wednesday, Sep
! tember 3rd.
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It’s one good way to put more
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bladder — you should sleep more
soundly the whole night through. But
be sure to get GOLD MEDAL—it’s a
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Say Native African
Troops Will Fight
On Either Side
—Wandering far afield in their
prognostications, Drew Pearson
and Robert S. Allen explain the
situation in Africa under tht
caption of “Washington Merry
Go Round.’’ And the story is one
which attacks the splendid sol
diers who carried the brunt of
the war for France in previous
years and who shouldered most
of the responsibilities in the late
French debacle. These are the
Algerians, Senegalese and Mor
roccan troops.
“Finally, the powerful army of
Gen. W7eygand,” say the news
interpreters Drew and Allen, in
stead of tipping the scales in
favor of Britain, now is sure to
be used to help Italy against the
British. For an all-important
thing to remember about Wey
gand’s troops is that they are
native—Algerian, Senegalese and
Morroccan. White French troops
would be different, but natives
care not whether thev f'Sht
against the British or the Ger
mans—as long as they are cloth -
! 2d, and fed.’’
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cue was given at the schQol cn
Labor Day for tile purpose of
raising funds for the lunch room.
Mrs. Lenora Guinn of Scottdale
spent Sunday night with Mrs.
Dell Sanders.
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Throng Here
(Continued from nage 1)
retary or the General Board of Lay
Activities of the Methodist Church,
addressed the group on the mat
ter of "Improving the Church Pro
gram of Lay Leadership.”
At the night general assembly,
“Planning the Church Program of
Home Religion” was discussed by
the Rev. R. F. Harrington, pastor
of Asbury, Savannah, and "Plan
ning the Program of Church Wor
ship Music” by Mrs. M. R. Tram
mel, organist of the Haven Church,
Thursday night, seven presidents
of Negro colleges are slated to
participate in the exercises with
the College Night theme: "The
College and Christian Social Rela
tions,” President J. B. Ftanclolph of
Claflin College, will preside.
Speakers will include ITesidents
D. D. Jones, of Bennett College; W.
A. Fountain, Jr., of Morris Brown
College; E. C. Peters, of Paine; B.
E. Mays, of Morehouse; E. G.
Clement, of Atlanta University, ana
Mary McLeod Bethune, of Bethune
Slated to speak during Thursday
are Dr. J. W. Thomas, pastor of
Warren Church, Atlanta; C. W.
Caldwell, lay leader of the South
Carolina Conference, Orankebv)g,
S. C., and Dr. J. W. E. Bowen, of
New Orleans, La. There will also be
announcements of the area oratori
cal contest plans for pensions and
the Area Veterans Coupon Plan foi
Conference Claimants.
The meeting will come to a close
Friday night with a Young Peoples'
Symposium. Prof. J. P Burgess
director of Youth Activities of the
South Carolina Conference, will
preside. Speakers will include Mis?
Dorothy Barnet-t, of the Atlanta
Conference; Miss Eleanor Roger?
of the South Florida Conference;
Miss Dorothy Points, of the Cen
tral Alabama Conference; Miss
Flizabet/h M. Tillman, of the Sa
vannah Conference; Miss Corine
Harper, of the Florida Conference,
and Miss Maggie Jenkins, of the
South Carolina Conference.
Addresses during Friday will in
i dude those by Dr. J. W. Golden,
| secretary of the Jurisdictional
Commission on Evangelism, of
i Memphis, Tennessee, and the Rev
| D. S. Selmore, D. S„ of the Gull
i District, Florida Conference. Area
Council business will include or
ganization of the Methodist Youth
Fellowship and dedication of ‘King
scott’ Area Episcopal Residence
Bishop Matthew W. Clair, of Th*
| Methodist Church, is scheduled tc
dedicate the residence.
Stevens Barbecue
(Continued from Page 1)
i and being places which make ™in
| cus and spirituals liquors are un
lawful y found, kept or possessed.
The suits filed bv the County
Attorney, in the same of the St2te
seeks to’suppress and abate these
I places as a nuisiance and to enjoin
I them from further violation of the
j law, and to have them put up the
$1000 Bond to be iorfieted on being
found to be further violatirg the
!; law.
The Stevens Barbecue Inn, the
most famous and beautiful p»ace of
its kind in the Stats, owned and
operated by and for Colored peo
ple, was the only colored place on
the Sheriff’s list the others being
the best known Night Spots for
white people.
Ifc will be the first time during 87
vears that the state fair will have
a designated “Negro Day.” The
fair opens its festivities August 29
continuing for ten days. The Negro
day is being planned by a group of
colored citizens of Sacramento for
i September 7th.
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