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NAACP Questions Attitudes
Of New Eisenhower Housing
Administrator Albert M. Cole
HOUSING NOMINEE ASKED TO BAN DISCRIMINATION
Washington, Mar. s—The Senate Banking Comittee has
been urged by Clarence Mitchell, director of the Washington
Bureau of the National Association for the Advancement of
Colored People, to “make a searching inquiry into the manner
in which the Hon. Albert M. Cole intends to administer the
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Mr. Mitchell urged this action
at a hearing here on Mar. 2 as
the committee considered Presi
dent Eisenhower’s nomination of
the former Kansas congressman
for the nation’s top housing post
Because of Mr. Cole’s outspoken
opposition to public housing when
he was a member of Congress, the
NAACP and other organizations
sought to get a clear commitment
from him as to his present at
titude.
The nominee’s record of opposi
tions public housing was cited by
the NAACP spokesman. In his
testimony, Mr. Mitchell also called
attention to the discriminatory
policies of the Federal Housing
Administration and the Urban Re-
Development Program, both of
which are administered by the
HHFA.
"We urge this committee,’’ Mr.
Mitchell said, “to ask Mr. Cole to
state whether he will honor the
Supreme Court decisions which
struck down court enforcement of
restrictive covenants and showed
clearly that the government can
not be a party to enforcing racial
segregation.”
The present FHA policy on ra
cial matters, he pointed out, “is
the exact opposite of the position
taken by the Justice Department.”
He cited estimates of Dr. Robert
C. Weaver, a bousing expect, that
of 2,761,000 FHA-lnsured dwelling*
units built between 1936 and 1960
no more than 50,000 were available
for occupancy by Negro families.
The racial policies of the Public
Archibald Carey, Minister,
Attorney & Alderman to
Be Urban League Speaker
Archibald J. Carey, Jr., pastor, Quinn Chapel, Chicago, prac
ticing attorney and member of the Chicago City Council, will
address the 27th Annual Meeting of the Minneapolis Urban
League on Thursday, March 26, 6:30 p.m., at Coffman Memorial
Union, University of Minnesota.
The Minneapolis Urban Leagm
tag for the improvement of race I
relations in Minneapolis. It is one
of 60 affiliates of the National
Urban League with headquarters
in New York City.
Rev. Carey is well known in civic
and religious activities throughout
the country. Carey was educated
at the Lewis Institute of Chicago,
where he received his bachelor of
arts degree in 1929; Northwestern
University, where he received a
bachelor of divinity in 1932, and
Chicago Kent College of Law In
addition, he is the holder of two
honorary degrees a D.D. from
Wilberforce University in Ohio and
an LL.D. from Campbell College.
Rev. Carey is vice president of
the Illinois Federal Savings and
Loan Association and assistant
general counsel of the Unity Mu
tual Life Insurance Co., both in
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Housing Agency, while “far from
satisfactory in that they permit
segregation,” are far better than
those of FHA and have made
available to Negroes 28 per cent of
all dwelling units developed under
the program, he said.
“We strongly urge,” Mr. Mit
chell concluded, "that this com
mittee determine just what kind
of racial policy will be followed
by the housing agencies under
Mr. Cole’s administration. Will the
government of the United States
continue to underwrite, support
and extend racial segregation in
housing or wtll it adopt the only
honorable policy suited for the
times—that is, a policy of no aid
of any kind unless there is posi
tive assurance from all parties
seeking government assistance
that they will not bar citizens
from sale or rental of housing
solely because of race?”
Out Of Hospital: Jonas O. Sch
wartz, 1335 Russell Ave. N. at
torney and civic leader was con
fined to Asbury hospital for sev
eral days but Is now home. Mr.
Schwartz was ordered to the hos
pital for a rest.
In Sueenmdlng issues
Many Negroes holding types
of jobs not commonly held by
them only a few years ago will
be featured in subsequent edi
tions of this paper as a con
tinuation of our recent Negro
Progress edition.
ie is a Red Feather agency work-
Chicago.
He has been a radio commenta
tor at station WJJD, Chicago. He
is a member of the Chicago Coun
cil Against Racial and Religious
Discrimination and is active in the
American Brotherhood (Chicago
Branch, National Conference of
Christians and Jews) and has done
considerable work with the Chi
cago Urban League and other sim
ilar social and civic organizations.
Mr. Careys’ speech will high
light the annual meeting and will
culminate a week-long observation
by the Urban League of Vocational
Opportunity Week. Mayor Eric G.
Hoyer issued a proclamation des
ignating the week of March 22-28
as Vocational Opportunity Week.
The public is cordially invited to
attend the dinner meeting. For
reservations call Allan tic 1412.
in 11min minin'
"Africans Mint Ba
Allowed To Achieve
Ambitions."—McKay
United Nations, N. T.—(ANP)
—Although little attention was
paid by the national press to a
speech delivered before the Coun
cil on World Affairs In Cleveland
recently, some diplomatic circles
are wondering if the speech, given
by Vernon McKay, acting officer
in charge of Trusteeship Affairs,
Office of Dependent Area Affairs,
U. 8. state department. Is an in
dication of “official" views on the
African situation.
Speaking on “The United States,
the United Nations, and Africa,"
McKay said of American “mo
tives" for aiding Africans:
“A striking example of the con
tributions made by our great
philanthropic organisations is the
participation of the Rockefeller
Foundation in the fight against
yellow fever in Africa.
“Our Negro leaders and organ
izations are another group who
are playing an Increasingly sig
nificant part in these efforts.
“We do not have and do not
want any territory in Africa, but
we do have a vital concern In its
political future.
“The loss of our palm oil sup
plies, 90 percent or more of which
came from Africa would make
soap scarce and would handicap
our steel and tin-plating Industry.
Without African sisal, our cordage
and twine supplies would be re
duced by at least 25 percent.”
The American official revealed
that Africans considered “nothing
more important . . . than this mat
ter of race relations." More than
650 Africans were study-tng cur
rently In the United States, he
said, and he hopes that they will
“enjoy" themselves and thereby
see the country in the proper
perspective.
Of African students in America.
McKay remarked, “Their import
ance la greater than their numbers
for they will be leaders in their
countries when they return, a fact
that is well illustrated by the out
standing example of the new
Prime Minister of the Gold Coast,
Mr. Kwame Nkrumah,”
Certain diplomats, however,
eager to have the UN deal with
“colonialism,” are studying the
state:
‘ln any case we feel it essential
for the United States to conduct
itself with moderation, restraint,
and a high sense of responsibility
if the United Nations is to be
effective in helping the peoples
of Africa . . . Statesmanship re
quires us to steer a steady course
between the views of those im
patient people who demand faster
progress and those Intransigent
people who complain that every
forward step is taken too soon
and goes too far.”
He concluded:
“In this age of clash between
th ideals of political independence
and economic interdependence, it
seems essential to develop ways
and means of enabling Africans
to achieve their aspirations for
self-government without losing the
economic support which makes the
full enjoyment of freedom pos
sible.”
Airman Hill
Warren Air Base, Wyoming.
A/B Arthur W. Hill. Jr., son of
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Hilt Sr.,
of 838 Carroll Ave., St. Paul,
Minn., is presently training as an
Air Force Technician at the ÜBAF
Technical School at Warren Air
Force Base, Wyoming, It has been
announced by the commanding
officer.
NEWMAN ON BEE
BAXTER PROGRAM
Guest on the Bee Baxter T.V.
program at 1:30 p. m. Friday
(today) Mar. IS, will be Cecil
Newman, editor-publisher of the
Minneapolis SPOKESMAN and the
St. Paul RECORDER newspapers.
BEAUTY SHOP IN
NEW LOCATION
Higgins' Beauty shop, formerly
located at 528 Emerson Ave. N., Is
now located at 1108 Emerson Ave.
N. The telephone numbers are
CHerry 2221 and CHerry 8028.
NEXT STOP. MAYHEM!—Oialleager Jersey Joe Walcott (left) aad champ Reeky Mar
ciano are shown la Chicago signing contracts for their title go la the Windy City ea April 18.
Shown witnessing the fighters’ signatures am Lea Rsdsiisila. Livtagston Osborn aad former
track great. Jesse Owens, a member of the box lag board.— (Nswtpmi Photo.)
BRIEF
NEWS
SCENE
“High aad Lowdewa”
BY BAII.KK THOMAS
Minnesota's Gordon Parks who
is himself a LIFE Magazine staf
fer is featured in the Mar. 18 LIFE
which tells of a one-man photo
show which the Art Institute in
Chicago is presenting of Parks
pictures this month.
Twin Cltlans will remember
Parks as a young fellow who
couldn’t decide between becoming
a muecian or photographer. Others
will remember him as the circula-
tion managr of the SPOKESMAN*
and RECORDER papers who
snapped more photos, that the
paper couldn’t afford to print,
then he sold subscriptions!
Frederic donee, the Minneapolis
inventor Is featured In Calvert
advertisements which appear In 20
of the leading Negro papers this
week. Including the SPOKESMAN
and RECORDER.
John H. Johnson, publisher of
EBONY, TAN and JET la the
principal speaker next Wednesday
at the noon luncheon of the Min
neapolis Adevertislng Club. John
son perhaps the outstanding pub
lisher, white or black developed in
the U. S. in the past decade.
Trade publications of the pub
lishing field call his success with
his magazines “ phenomenal." Mr.
Johnson will speak on “the Negro
Market” at the Advertising Club
meeting which will be held In the
Terrace Room at the Hotel Nicol
let.
Hilda Moses Bimms, the Minne
apolis Cinderella girl who arose to
stage stardom in “Anna Lucasta”
is back In New York from Eng
land and Europe to play the fe
male lead in the “Joe Louis Story ”
depicting the life and loves of the
former world’s champion. Hilda
is to play the part of Marva Louis
in the film.
Although Sunday night’s meet
ing of the Minnesota Council for
Employment on Merit In Minne
apolis was a very Important ses
sion, the press was not notified
of the meeting.
Minnesota Mining and Manufac
turing which sells thousands of
dollars of its products to Ameri
can Negroes this year seems to
have joined the FEPO parade on
the right and just side. At the
last session of the legislature the
three M firm had an official ap
pear against the biU. This year
an official signed the Minnesota
League of Women Voters pam
phlet supporting FEPC. That's
better, Minnesota Mining!
As predicted in December a real
effort has been launched to give
Minnesota FEPC legislation but
with all of its teeth extracted
Observers this week say that if
the measure passes at all it will
be so toothless as to be Ineffective.
The Eisenhower Republicans in
Hennepin County led by Gordon
Sanders have worked hard to put
over FEPC as has the Minneapolis
Jayees, especially the Jaycee
Wives and Sweethearts.
see
Moot beer drinkers and they
are a legion are not in flavor of
the suggested Increase in beer
taxes. They knew the brewers of
■■V- n 11,-ntil ■ . Mala* as A. OIUL Birth ,1,.11
lounger urornor visits wan un ourn oirrnaoy
On Feb. 24. a St. Paul resident
for 51 years celebrated his 80th
birthday and waa surprised by
his “younger” brother who came
dfga, from Winnipeg, Canada to
celebrate' the occasion with him.
CassivtUe Bullard. 453 West
Central Ave., at left in photo re
tired bricklayer was the celebrant
Taxes Make Up
One Quarter Of
Etectrk Bill
One dollar out of every four
which customers pay to Northern
States Power Company goes for
taxes. This was revealed when
NSP paid $269,830 to Hennepin
county as the first installment on
tax payments to the countv that
will total of nearly $3,000,000 this
year.
This was just one of 52 checks
paid out by NSP In the counties
in its service area during the
week. The total of taxes paid in
Minnesota at this time was $2.-
097, 189. This represents, in most
counties, the first half of the
company’s personal property and
transmission line taxes. Later this
year an additional amount total
ing nearly two and a half million
dollars will be paid these same
counties in real estate taxes.
“Nearly 25 cents of every dollar
we receive from our customers is
paid out In taxes," E. K. Thor
gaard, Vice President and man
ager of NSP’a Minneapolis division
said. “The total tax for the year
is nearly $25,000,000 and is about
25 per cent of the company's
revenue.
“This amounts to a payment in
$2,800 for every hour of the year,’
Thorgaard continued. “It la also
enough to feed nearly three army
divisions of 15,000 men for one
year, figured at an average dally
cost of $1.50 per man.
Undergoes Surgery: Mr. Hay
wood Kemp, 606 St. Anthony Ave.,
who has been confined to the
veterans hospital for the past four
weeks underwent surgery, Friday,
Mar. 6. He ia’ making rapid im
provement.
Crispin Attucks Association:
The Crispus Attucks Association
win meet at the Hallie Q Brown
House on Tuesday. Mar. 17, at
eight o’clock. All members are
urged to attend.
necessity will have to pass the
tsx on to their customers, A ran
dom poll of 15 Twin City residents
who drink beer this week found
13 against Increasing beer tax and
one for it with one person un
decided. Minnesota state and Fed
eral tax beer la 11.20 per barrel.
Wlaconsln only charges Us brew
eries which are a big industry an
excise tax of $1 per barrel. An
attempt is being made to increase
the Minnesota excise tax on suds
to 2.10 per barrel or about 100
per cent and most of the drinkers
of tbs frothy, foamy brew this
col. hu interviewed are all agin
it
was Samuel, <9, at right who had
not seen his brother for $7 yean.
The brothers are the surviving
childrsn of a family of seven.
CassivlUs has nine living children,
27 grandchildren and six great
grandchildren. He is a member of
Camphor Methodist church.
—Brown photo
Bonnntt To Spook
To Sr. Paul N.A.A.C.P.
Sunday Afternoon
U HOWARD BENNETT
L. Howard Bennett, prominent
attorney will address the St Paul
Branch of the N.A.A.C.P. at their
observance of National N.A.A.C.P.
Sunday, on Mar. 15, at 4 p. m. at
Local 516 headquarters, 525 Rondo
Ave.
On this day the association is
requesting its many friends and
loyal supporters to pay respect
to the believers in democracy, who,
forty-four years ago organized the
N.A.A.C.P.
An appropiate program has been
arranged. The public is urged to
attend.
AMONG non MAXING in Dlok Blakely's award aa tha top athlete at
tha ywr In St Paid at the Liana eh* award luncheon Monday la Hotel St Pn
L wn, log to right, Jay O’Connor Man BlaMy, Dlok, Jot Sopaa and Mr BUktift
Phsto Courtery, St Paul Pioneer Pres.
Senate Judiciary Committee
Recommends FEPC Passage;
Measure Watered Down
By ED BLACK?
Staff Writer
For the first time since it was first introduced in the state
legislature in 1947, FEPC was recommended for passage by
the senate judiciary committee.-
The so-called "punitive powers” or court enforcement
towers of the bill were deleted when' amendments proposed
y Senators Gordon Rosenmeier, Little Falls, and B. E.
Orottum, Jackson were accepted'
by the committee before voting for
recommendation of passage.
This was called a "body blow
to the bill" by Sen. A. R. Johan
son, Wheaton, but Rosenmeier and
Orottum both denied this.
gen. Gerald T. MuUln, Minne
apolis. the bill's principal author
in the senate stated he accepted
the amendments but did so re
luctantly.
"As distasteful as It la to me.
ru go along on the bop* that the
act will prove effective.” Mullln
■aid.
Monday on the houee side of the
legislature, the labor committee
postponed action on the MU after
a lengthy debate and a tart minute
amendment.
This gave the senate Judiciary a
first chance to act on the bill.
On* amendment in the house
labor committee would set up a
quota system that would suable
employers to hire minorities on a
quota corresponding to thsir com
munities.
It was Introudced by Rep. ®mll
C. Ernest, Lester Prairie.
Rep. P. K. Peterson. Minneapolis
and Rap. Clarence O. Langley.
Red Wing, the blU's principal au
thors In the house wtU oppose the
amendment at Monday's masting
of the labor committee.
It is expected that quite a bat
tle will take place when the bUI
reaches the senate door by the
opponents of the bIU and the back
ers of the MU who wtU try to get
back in the MU the enforcement
powers.
Sunday the executive board of
the Minnesota Council for Employ-
ment on Merit In Minneapolis held
a meeting at which Urns a resolu
tion was passed that compromised
the enforcement powers to the
extent that they would be willing
to accept legislation with a fin*
and no Jail sentence.
The resolution states:
“Provided that for any contosspt
of court the punishment shall be
limited to a fine ««d Inoaieem
may not be ordered.**
Farmer Legislator Seale Show
Rep. Albert Dominick, M year
old farmer from Piers, mad* on*
of his rare speeches that drew
applause.
Dominick proceeded the pro
ponents and of the Mil at the
labor committee hearing.
He said:
"I’m Just a humble farmer.but
I’m going to give this MU all I
have because I believe It la good.
"In my opinion, gentlemen, we
already have this law, only we
don’t enforce It. Its provisions for
equality are embodied in the four
teenth amendment to our United
States Constitution.
“The sources of law ere noble
thoughts emanating from the hu
man heart.”
Many Oppose Weakened BUI
Since the pasage of the bill by
the senate Judiciary committee,
there has been considerable opposi-
tion to the “toothless version” by
quite a few Individuals and organ
izations.
The Mil as passed by the com
mittee would empower the gov
ernor—not require as the original
bill—to appoint a three man re
view board that would consider
and attempt to correct by educa
tion and a report to the governor
any discrimination found by a
nine member commission.
The Minneapolis Mayor** coun
cUl on human relatione want on
record Monday opposing any MU
without enforcement powers.
The Minneapolis Urban League
opposed a bill without enforce*
ment powtn About six BCD
when a section waa struck out
concerning prcmployment inquiri
es.
Rev. Floyd Maaaey. pastor of
Pilgrim Baptist church ia at Paul
stated very emphatically:
“I am unalterably ipfiail to a
weak raPC aa I have bam la
each af the three previews sessions
of the legislature.
"I would rather go dews hs
hoaormble ddfcAt thM cmpl As*
honorable vtotery.”
Shelton Changer, executive sec
retary of the Minneapolis Urban
League stated:
"The removal of court procedure
from the bill seriously damages
tha effectlvensm of this legisla
tion. The experience in other states
and cl ties shows dearly tbs need
for enforcement powers through
the courts.
"If any social lagialatlon is to
be effective it must b* shi* to do
mors than is possible to accom
plish through voluntary or nen
iegtalatlve approaches.
“Without enforcement the Mil
becomes essentially a voluntary
measure.
"If this bill Is passed as amen
ded aad works well, I win be most
happily surprised."
Cratie’s gtatisill
William S. Cratic president af
the Minneapolis NiIACP, had this
to asy shout the amended MU:
"I don’t think this la n vary
good MU aa It has been amended,
but I still think efforts should bo
made to pern the MU with enforce
ment powers"
Thomas Talley, executive sec
retary of the St. Paul Urban
League said:
“The weakening of tha bill by
taking out the enforcement power,
court procedure, etc. Is an insult
to ell persons who suffer because
of racial discrimination.
“It leaves them at the meroy of
a reporting system. It shows the
Inability of some of our legislators
to taka ■ stand on human rights.
“I do not think such a weak
compromised bill will have much
effect on discrimination.
“We have a civil rights law In
this state with enforcement powers
that Is violated, this being the
case, how can any honest person
expect adherence to a bare princi
ple without enforcement power.
Rev. Dearil A. Carty, president
of the Minnesota State conference
NA ACP and pastor of St Phillips
Episcopal church said this shout
the amended PEPC:
“The proposed MU as It stands
now Is definitely not satisfactory
and It is not going to help solve
the problem. It Is not an effective
bUI.
“It is not a favor to grant people
their human and Constitutional
rights and there should be no dif
ficulties In enforcing Ood-given
rights."
The house labor committee will
probably vote oa the MU Monday
at Its next regular meeting.
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