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MAKE HISTORY
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of approval, and the 10,000 mill
ing about in the streets outside
of the Stgdium, joined in a cres
cendo of “ayes” when Farley’s
motion Was unanimously passed.
Another, precedent was broken
when the Democratic platform, for
the- -first time in the history of
aid' party, ‘included a plank on
the Negro! The 1940 platform
of the Democratic party adopted
without a‘dissenting vote, carried
a specific plank regardng the at
titude of that party to the col
ored people of the country.
“Due I*rtt‘cess Clause Important
One of the most important parts
rf-that-plank was the promise to
uphold “due process and the equal
protection of law for every citi
rr-n, regardless of race, creed oi
eoldf.” ■<*
This particular clause was one
of those “catch all” pledges which
may be made without a too spe
fic obligation to save southern
gates from feeling that the
<ew Deal platform expects tc
confer upon the Negro too many
of the rights which incidentally
were guaranteed by our consti
tution.
Lynch Bill Omitted
The platform left out any men
tion of-the-anti-lynch bill, unless,
of course, it might be inferred
from the “due process” statement.
One particular pledge that wa
omitted was the pledge that suf
frage would be restored to the
Negro in the South. However, it
might have been the intention of
the drafters to pt this provision
in tTie general “catch all” clause.
In addition to the specific plank
dealing with the Democrats
pledges to colored people, other
planks were included that affect
the Negroes along with others.
The Civil Liberties plank pro
mises to protect the civil rights
and liberties of all people despite
the war hysteria. The need for
preparedness will not be con
strued as an excuse to violate
these rights, it said.
Important Provisions
There- were other importanl
provisions' concerning labor
housing and building, agriculture
national- defense, unemployment
slum clearance, civil service, re
lief and - veterans that certainly
include -the Negro citizens.
The platform was adopted, ai
the most important session of tht
convention. When the claust
concerning' Negroes was reac
-.and applause went up. Follow
ing the ioud applause upon the
adoption of the platform came
louder and wilder applause wher
the name of President Roosevell
was put in nomination.
Delegates throughout the coun
try marched and shouted and foi
one time the southern delegate;
paid no attention to race as sev
eral Mississippi delegates were
marching along with enthusiasti
ic^ colored delegates.
:P R O T E S T
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f^ecl to replace them or issur
otfcers. Aftother request was
granted with the issuance of i
“photographers” badge entitlinj
the wearer to first balcony ac
commodations only.
Undeterred, Miss Diggs carried
heiT protests against jim-crov
press privileges for the Negrc
Press to Postmaster General Far
ley, National Democratic Com
oittee chairman. Late Wednesday
“General Press” badge which
been issued the other papers,
was given the BEE.
jp^cqijse of this flagrant display
^^discrimination toward the Ne
gro press, the BEE was forced tc
coyer the opening sessions under
the “Photographers” badge. Si
hiqr difficulty, ii was pointed out
v.: s encountered by newspapei
«♦ at each national convention
uli both parties.
No Trouble at GOP Meet
In contrast, was the treatment
f- representatives of the Negro
press at the recent Republican
convention in the same city,
wliere “general press” accommo
oaJians were accorded them with
out a tight.
'Tuesday’s afternoon I session
\\«n> marked by invocation deliv
eied by Bishop Reverdy C. Ran
sqrn of the African Methodist
Episcopal church and an address
by Arthur W. Mitchell, Demo
cratic representath e from the
first Illinois congressional dis
trict.
Stage Chamber of
Commerce Day
The Negro Chamber of Com
niferce will stage a Chamber of
Commerce Day, Sunday, July 21.
lfMO, at the American Giants ball
paik, in their support of the
American Giants team. A double
header will be featured between
the Birmingham Barons and the
American:- Giants.
There Jwill be entertainment
be’Qveen the games. No less than
5,(M>0 peogte are expected to at
tend.
METROPOLITAN SEEKS FIRST PRIZE
VIRGIL VAXDENBl RG, cen
ter, Good Samaritan Campaign
Manager for the Metropolitan
Ccmn. unity Church, looking or*
j while the ladies gather around
I to register their votes in the
ballot box to help their church
get first prize in the second
month’s check up which rvill
take place within ine next three
weeks. Four Huidred Dollars
in cash prizes will be awarded
to the churches in; Chicago
saving the coupons from adver
tised products found on- the
Good Samaritan Page (8) in
this paper. Liberty Baptist
was awarded First Prize of
$70.00 for the first moi;«th of
the 12 week campaign last Sun
day. Progressive Community
Church will receive a check
for $35.00 Sunday, July 21, the
second ot 12 cash awards to be
made during the next 10 weeks.
Continued from page 1)
ations with a platform adopted by
the convention, and which was
presented to the executive com
mittee of the National Demo
cratic convention by Alderman
Earl B. Dickerson of Chicago's
2nd ward. Alderman Dickerson
was chairman of the platform
committee.
Back Roosevelt for 3rd Term
The delegates committed them
selves to the renomination of
President Roosevelt for a third
term, and pledging the Demo
cratic Negro constituency to con
tinued support of the Roosevelt
administration, under which the
Negro has gained. President
Roosevelt was characterized as
‘he only man in the country with
the experience sufficient to take
iur nation through the times of
stress and ranger confronting it.
Alderman Dickerson headed a
delegation of approximately 20
persons who went before the na
tional executive committee with
suggestions for inclusion in the
national convention’s platform.
These proposals advocated pas
sage of the Geyer-anti-poll tax
onf. passage of tne Gavagan anit
lynch bill.
Want Laws Abolishing Jim Crow
A bill to end discrimination
and jim-crowism, abolition cf dis
crimination in federal civil ser
vice, legislation providing safe
guards against discrimination in
the administration of federal
agencies dispensing funds to states
fur general welfare, and the abo
lition of the color line in all tax
financed projects.
Another significant feature of
the Negro convention was the con
spicuous absence of Negroes high
in affairs of the national govern
ment. The sessions, termed the
“jimerow” convention were not
graced by the presence of Arthur
W. Mitchell, Congressman from
Illinois’ First District. Ralph E.
Mizelle, Assistant Solicitor in the
Post Office Department, Wash
ington. D. C., and Postmaster
Farley's right hand man, remain
ed in his quarters in the Stevens
hotel.
Mrs. Bet] une Absent
Nor was Mrs. Mary McLeod Be
thune. director of Negro Affairs
of the National Youth Adminis
ration; Judge Cobb of Washing
ton: Robert Weaver of the United
States Housing Authority; Harry
MacAlphin, United States Depart
ment of Unemployment among
those present.
Demo Leaders Attendir*j Confab
Among prominent democratic
leaders in evidence at the con
vention were Nathan Vann, Gary,
Tnd., an alternate to the regular
Democratic convention from the
first congressional district; Rob
ert Anderson, vice president of
Gary’s city council; E. Louis
Moore, Indianapolis; Edgar G.
Brown, Washington, D. C.; Dr.
Charles S. Wesley: Atty., and Mrs.
David Grant, St. Louis, Mo.;
Atty. Joseph McLemore, St.
Louis; Senator Charles Diggs, De
troit, Mich., and Lawrence Payne
| of Cleveland.
i Prominent Democratic leaders
of Chicago at the sessions were:
County Commissioner Edward M
Sneed, Attorney C. C. Wimbish,
president of the Illinois branch
of the association; Mrs. C. C.
Wirr.bish, secretary: Committee
man William Dawson and Aider
man Dmkersrn and Grant of Chi
cago's City Council? Dr. Thcrrp
kins was elected president of the
association.
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AT CONCLAVE
1 l
A1TY. RALPH E. MIZELLE,
Assistant Solicitor, Postcffir.e
Department, YYawi;-jton, D. C.
who was in Attendance at the
National Democratic Conven
tion in Chicago this week.
F. B. I. to Make a
Thorough Probe
of Brownsville
NEW YORK. July 18—The sit
uation at Brownsville, Tenn..
where Elbert Williams was lynch
ed and nearly a dozen Negroes
driven out of town because of
their effort to register and vote,
is being investigated by the Fed
eral Bureau of Invesigation. In
a letter to the NAACP. July 12, O.
John Rogge, assistant attorney
general, sates:
“You will be glad to know that
the Federal Bureau of Investiga
tion has been requested to make
a thorough investigation of vio
lations of civil liberties of Ne
groes in Brownsville. Tennessee.”
NOSE BROKEN IN
AUTO CRASH
Mrs. Irene Wright, 3433 Giles
a\ enue, sustained a broken nose
when the car in which she was
riding collided with another au
tomobile at 39th and Wabash
avenue Sunday, at 4:05 a.~~m„
Mrs. Wright was riding in the au
tomobile driven by William Knox,
3432 Giles avenue. Knox escaped
without injury. Also injured in
the crash was Mrs. Josephine De
' ve’reaux, 8639 Morgan street, wife
of Nicholas Devereaux, driver of|
Norfolk Teacher
Who Sued School
Offered Contract
NORFOLK, Va., July 18.—In
contrast to the treatment given
Miss Aline Black, who sued the
school board here for equal pay
with white teachers in the spring
of 1939, Melvin O. Alston, who
sued the school buarri this year
has been offered a contract by
the board of education for the
school year 1940-41.
i. Mr. Alston, whose case . was
handled by lawyers for - the
NAACP, lost the decision the
lower court, but won when he
appealed to the United Sates Cir
cuit Court of Appeals, sitting ir
Asheville. N- C. That ccurt, or
June 17, handed down a decision
reversing the lower court and ir
effect directing the city of Nor
folk to cease discrimination ir
pay of school teachers based or
race and color.
To Take Case to High Court
The city of Norfolk has indi
cated it will appeal the decision
of the circuit court of appeals to
the United States Supreme Cour.
When Miss Black filed suit in
1939, her case was postponed un
til after the school year closed
and as a punishment for her ac
tion, the school board refused to
eivc her a contract for 1939-40
The action of the school board in
offering Alston a contract is re
garded here as bowing to the
mandate of the Circuit Court, of
Appeals.
Lawyers for Alston conferred
with lawyers for ihe city of Nor
folk on July 8. but no Statement
was made on what took place.
Douglas to Review
‘Native Son’
--
The Professional and Business
I Men and Women’s Club of St.
Mark Methodist church, 50th
street at Wabash avenue, presents
Honorable Paul H. Douglas, mem
ber of the faculty of the Univer
sity of Chicago and alderman of
the Fifth Ward, in a Book Re
view and Forum of the book,
“Native Son”, by Richapd Wright.
Wednesday evening, July 24, at
8 p. m.
Music by Modern Troubadours,
directed by James Hubert Barr.
Attorney Zedrick T. Braden, presi
dent: Miss. I. ‘ A. Lumbar, secre
tary; Rev. S. H. Sweeney, pastor.
the other automobile, and Wiliam
Taylor, 3402 Giles avenue, w'ho
mas riding with Knox. <
i
BALTIMORE, July 18—
C o m m u n i c a nt.i of 11 it: M e th -
odist church throughout
America and natives of his
state, Maryland, this week
mourned the death of Bish
op William A. C. Hughes,
recently elected bishop at
the St. Louis conference on
the first ballot. Bishop
Hughes, who was elected
i"st. three weeks ago, died
Friday at the Johns Hop
kins hospital after a long pe
riod of failing health. He
was 62.
At the time of his c'msecrTior
so^n as hr har7 b~°n inrhr t^H intr
office he was rushed 1o Baltirrorr
where hw entered John Hopkins
hosruM! for a rest.
Widow, 3 Children Survive
Surviving are a wife. Mcs
Marv R. Hughes, a sen. Atty. W.
C. Hughes. Jr., of Baltimore;
daughters. Mrs. Bernice
Mar* in. wife of Dr. Ernest Mar
in. Ms. Gwendolyn Higginbath
am, wife of Dr. P. R. Higginboth
am, both of Bluefield, W. Va..
Mrs. Elaine Williams of Wash
ington. three brothers, Dr. S. B
Hughes, Dr. Hugh T. Hughes, of
Baltimore, Rev. U. N. S. Hughe:
of Aberdeen, Mr., and a s’Her
Mrs. May Hughes Johnson of New
York.
The funeral was held Wednes
day afternoon at 2 o’clock at th:
Sharpe Street M. E. church.
Native of Maryland
Rev. Hughes was born in 187f
in Westminster. Md., !n a famih
of many ministers, his grand
father, a slave preacher, organ
ized the first colored Method is*
church in Maryland. He was ed
ucated in Baltimore schools. Tay
lor university. Union Theological
seminary. Morgan college and
Gammon Theological seminary
receiving honorary degrees in
Doctor of Divinity from Morgan
and Gammon.
Bishop Hughes has to his cred
it many outstanding achievements
during his career in the ministry
which are the fruits of a success
fully and wisely chosen position
He was elected Director of Col
ored Work fer Home Mission and
Church Extension hv thm board
at which he proved himself capa
plg and efficient for 23 years. Re
cently he was elected to the Bish
opric over the New Orleans arc:
at the First Central Jurisdiction
il Conference in J-me at. St, Eoui;
He was a mombpr of the Alpha
Phi Alpha Fraternity. NAACP
Masons and founder and director
of the School of Practical Meth
ods for Methodist Ministers which
is held annually at Morgan,
i
| ?robe Street
Car Death of
Further investigation was rec
ommended by the coroner’s jury
at the inquest last week in (he
death of 2-ycar-nld Jalenc Till
man, 3517 Rhodes avenue.
Baby Jalenc was run down anr
fatally injuicd when she wa:
struck by a westbound 35th slier
surface line car near 35th and
Rhodes avenue last Tuesday. Thr
child’s body was almost severed
and she suffered a broken back
arms and limbs. Doctors qyinced
no hope for her recovery upon hei
admittance to the Chicago Memo
rial hospital. She died at 2:50 p
m., two hours after the accident
Motorman P. T. Grinnion tolc
police the child was playing in thr
street and suddenly darted ir
front of the street car.
VACATION
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CONFAB AIDS
SEN. CIIAS. DIGGS
Outstanding Negro Demo
crats, who figured prominent
ly during the 12th quadrennial
of the National Colored Demo
cratic association meeting at
the Armory last week.
DEFECTIVE RAILING GIVES
WAY, CHILD FALLS
When she fell against a defec
tive railing surrounding the third
floor porch of her home last Sat
urday, four-year-old Dorothy
Wilson, 3603 St. Lawrence, sus
tained a fractured skull when she
»lj three floors to the ground
The child’s condition was de
cribed as serious at county hos
. )ital this week.
DIES CNDFR WHEELS
OF HEAVY THICK
When he was crushed beneath
the wheels of a truck which was
being towed by another, Edward
Lindsey, 14, of 4515 Michigan ave
nue, was killed instantly Mon
day afternoon. The youth slip
ped when he attempted to jump
on the running board of a truck
driven by F. Riffe, 4525 Prairie
avenue, which was towing an
other truck, owned by Leo Bax
ter, 6664 Langley avenue. Wheels
of both trucks passed over the
boy’s body.
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1701H MILES AVENUE
CLEVELAND, OHIO
Liberians to
Celebrate 93rd
Independence Day
NiiHy-threr years of i*-?!'*;>:•• >
(bore for ihr- Republic of Liberia
will be rntriyetnoraler’' by C9dra
goons of Liberian descent, Sun
day in appropriate services at the
American Negro Exposition at the
Coliseum. Friday night, July 2G,
at 8 p. m.
Among tbs principal speakers
will be Harry Firestone, Jr., Les
ter Walton, U. S. Minster to Li
beria and Mr. McBride of Wash
ington. The Umbrian Glee club
will render musical selection, and
singing of the stirring Liberian
National Anthem will be led by
William II. Jones, native Liber
ian.
3arkley Sees
Senate Action
On Lynch Bill
--
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Senate action on the pending
anti-lynching legislation and en
dorsement of the Gcycr anti-polll
‘ax bill was assured Negro demo
crats by Senator Alben W. Bark
Icy of Kentucky at Chicago’s
Eighth Regiment Armory last
Sunday.
Senator Barkley, a few months
ago, came in for a great deal ol
criticism from the National As
sociation for the Advancement of
Coloied People. The organization
accused him in an open letter
from its executive secretary, Wal
ter White, of deliberately delay
ing action on the lynching bill
The legislation has been on the
Senate calendar since March. It
v.as passed in the house in Janu
ary of this year.
In explaining his attitude to
ward the measure, Senator Bark
Icy said,
“As the majority leader of the
United States Senate, 1 think my
record will show that I exerted
every possible effort to bring that
bill to a vote. Time after time
I have asked for the vote.
“Now, understand, I am not j
criticizing any senator, but when
I found it was obvious that a vote
could not be had, then I got a pe
tition to circulate for cloture,
which is as you know an action
to close debate, and even alter a
closed dtbatp cjach senator can
Speak for an hour, if they so de
sired.
“The petition came up for a
vote, but we did not get the nec
essary two-thirds, and it was im
possible to bring the anti-lyneb
ing bill to a vote, it has now
been reported by committee, and
the reason why wo haven’t taken
it up, is because we have been
concerned with our National De
fense, but I can say this—that
this bill will be brought up, and
it would not surprise me, in fact
it is my opinion (hat the bill may
be voted upon before this Con
gress shall have adjourned.’’
Senator Barkley, majority lead
er of the Senate, was elected
chairman of the Natonal Dvnio
ciatie convention at Tuesday
night’s sesson in the Chicago Sta
dium on Chicago’s northwest side.
1 ‘ Sunday 1,500 people wit
rrrspfl ihe official awarding of a
f’brt l; lor $70, first prize money in
:he> Samaritan campaign during
'lir li oV-i-v |x- services, at the
Liberty Rapt ! church, 56 East
161.h I re' t. I?ev. D. Z. .Tackson
if t’ e p-rJor.
Libeity led ail other Chicago
churches in the Good Samaritan
race by polling 107,902 votes in
the first month of the ^tree-month
campaign which was inaugurat
ed by the Chicago Sunday Bee on
June 2. The contest will con
tinue through tlie month of Au
gust.
The Progressive Community
Center at 56 East 48th street, will
receive a check for $35, second
prize award, Sunday, July 21,
during the morning services. The
Rev. J. A. Winters personally su
pervised the campaign in his
church to emerge in second place
with 60,313 voles.
Many churches reported to bn
out in front three weeks ago
failed to qualify with the more
than 20,000 vote:; necessary, con
sequently, first prize will be a
much coveted award duiing the
next two months, as more church
es enter the race.
A special ice cream party has
been planned by the Hydrox Cor
poration fer Liberty Baptist rep
resentatives and other churches
who rate first prize in the next
two months’ polling. Rev, J. A.
Winter’s Progressive Community
Church, 56 East 8th street, will
receive second prize, a $35.00
check, Sunday.
J. C. White, representing Kill u
en Klenzer, Big Jack Laundry
Soap and Automatic Scan Flak'
will make the presentation.
CRISIS EDITOR SPEAKS ON
“NATIVE SON” OVER VVNVC
NEW YORK, July 18—An in
terview on “Negro Rrsponsfe to
Native Son” was given here July
13, at 8:15 p. m., ever the Now
York municipal radio station,
WNYC, by Roy Wilkins, editor of
the Crisis magazine and assistant
secretary of the NAAf’P. Mr.
Wilkins was interviewed by Prof.
Warren Bower of the English
department of New York univer
sity.
FALLS ON “L" TRACKS
WHILE INTOXICATED
Willie Cay, 4749 Calumet ave
nue, sustained a laceration of the
scalp when he fell off the elevated
platform at. Indiana avenue stop,
Sunday morning at 1:30. He was
given first aid at Provident hos
pital. Cay had been; drinking, po
lice stated.
HELP WANTED
Bai her wanted. Salary, $15. One
day off a week. Room if desired.
2747 W. Lake St. Nevada 6043
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