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Equal Sign Workt Both Wayt
The strange thing about all this is not
ao much the tact that many people look
down upon Negroes or wouldn’t live next
door to them. Everyone knows people who
act like this towards Negroes The strange
in these differences still say they like Ne
groes. and say all men are created equal.
After all. the equal sign works both ways.
Negroes are not only created equal to you,
thing is that so many people who believe
you are created equal to Negroes—Catho
lic Digest.
NEW YORK. —"What do you think of the election?
Inject this remark into any social gathering these days and with
in a matter of minutes supposedly intelligent people will be shouting
at each other and acting in general like they’ve
taken leave of their wits. Last Sunday my husband
and I attended a beach party that almost ended in
Nell Russell
mass mayhem just because a political argument
got out of hand.
The beach party was in honor of two Virginia
school teachers who are here attending summer
session at New York University graduate school.
I suppose the idea was to show the school marms
how "sophisticated" New Yorkers spend a relaxing
day at the beach, in this case a scenic stretch of
shore on Dong Island Sound.
Included in the party were a Harlem real rotate man and an
attorney, both of whom consider thenwelvro to be wheels In the
uptown political camp. We had no sooner gotten comfortably
settled on the beach than the fireworks started. The realtor, a
Harriman supporter, made a nasty remark about Adlal. The at
torney. a Stevenson admirer, took offense at the manner tn which
his boy had been slighted and retaliated with an opinion or two
on the subject of one Mr. Harriman. This wan the signal for
general confusion all the way around, what with people taking
sides pro and con.
When I saw the direction the conversation was taking. I pulled
my large straw beach hat down over my eyes and pretended to be
napping This is an ideal way to listen to a political argument
from under a pile of straw You can get the sound effects without
having to look at the silly stubborn expressions. Political arguments
are a waste of time. No one listens objectively to the other fellow's
views. A man can be broad-minded and sound of opinion on many sub
jects but when it comes to his politics, he is invariably an opinionated
The beach party started to turn into a screech party. The realtor
and the attorney were going at each other like two writlews boxers
trading off-balance punches. The other members of the party wrere
either taking side or engaging in individual cross-fire. Civil rights
and school desegregation were the focal points of the brawl
The two school teachers hadn't been taking too active a part
in the argument until the realtor started giving forth with the
opinion that the Supreme Court school desegregation order should
be backed up with force if m-cesaary. One of the school teachers
suddenly said with waspish impatience:
"It's easy enough to run your mouth when you’re up here in New
York. I’ll tell you one thing right now. You-all don't know what you're
talking about!"
"Who don't know?” the realtor demanded belligerently. "Girl. I
come from South Carolina!"
His wife capped that one with: "He stays from there, too. He
hasn’t been to Carolina since '4l when he went down to bury his
“What's that got to do with it?” her husband retorted.
"Plenty!” the school teacher said. "When you have to live with
that mess everyday you don't get so sassy!"
“Atta girl!” I encouraged from under the beach hat.
The other teacher asked: "Who's going to hire all of the teachers
put out of work if this integration thing happens overnight?"
That was a good question because there was a thudding silence for
a minute.
“What integration ” the other teacher inquired. "None of it's
happening down my way. Those folks aren't even thinking about it!"
"Aren't you taking the selfish view?” the attorney asked in his
most lofty court room manner.
"What's selfish about it?” the teacher snapped: "I want to earn
a living just like you do.”
(Continued on page 5)
Wilkins To Withold
Alabama NAACP Names
“ At Whatever Cost ”
New York.—Undaunted by the Alabama Supreme Court’s
rejection of an application to stay execution of the SIOO,OOO
contempt of court fine levied against the Association by Circuit
Court Judge Walter B. Jones for failure to produce its mem
bership list, attorneys for the National Association for the Ad
vancement of Colored People, prepared this week end further
legal action to avert payment of
the fine
As a first step. Robert L Car
ter. NAACP assistant special
counsel, said, the lawyers will re
turn to the Alabama Supreme
Court with a petition for a writ
of certiorari, asking for a review
of the lower court's ruling against
the Association. Meanwhile, he as
serted. the attorneys are exploring
other legal avenues to secure a
stay of the execution of the SIOO,-
000 judgement.
Directors Vote Three To One
The decision to withhold the
names of the 14 .566 NAACP
members in the State of Alabama
followed a telephone poll of the
Association's national Board of
Directors. By a margin of three
to one. the directors who could be
reached indicated to Executive
Secretary Roy Wilkins that he
should decline to submit the names
to the Alabama court for the in
spection of the state's attorney
In a statement issued following
imposition of the fine on July 30.
Mr Wilkins charged that the sum
demanded was "punitive, even
confiscatory. Obviously this a
mount is beyond our ability to pay
out of regular income.” he said
"We intend to use every possible
legal step to contest this ex
cessive fine "
H ould Be Betrayal Of Members
Citing the persecution to which
NAACP members and other ad
vocates of desegregation have
been subjected in Alabama "both
by public officials and private
groups and individuals." the NA
ACP leader said that “to turn the
list of our members over to Ala
bama authorities under such cir
cumstances would be to betray
Minn. Historic! Sos.
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their trust and confidence in us.
It would be to subject our mem
bers to loss of employment, to de
nial of credit, to threats and in
timidation. as well as to possible
physical violence.”
Different Decision
Because of the Association's
"unbroken record of compliance
with court orders and laws.” Mr.
Wilkins declared the decision to
withhold the list in the face of
the court's order was a difficult
one to make. However," he said
the atmosphere in Alabama and
the incidents that have taken
place there have been such that we
feel compelled to protect our mem
be -a at whatever cost."
Chas. M. Foree
Pioneer Mill
Citian Buried
Services for Charles M. Foree. a
long time resident of Minneapolis
who died Saturday. August 4. at
Parkview Rest Home where he
was a patient, were held at 2 p. m.
Tuesday. August 7. at Woodard s
Funeral Chapel. Rev Henderson
Reddick officiated.
Mr Foree had been in in health
for the past eight years. He came
to Minneapolis from Kansas City.
Mo., in IX* and had lived here
since that time. For some thirty
or more years he lived with his
wife the late Rebecca Foree. Re
publican party leader in their
home at 3728 Minnehaha Av.
There are no known survivors
Burial was in Crystal Lake
cemetery Woodard Funeral Borne
was in charge of the service
Some are like neon lights
keep going on and off
Charles is a veteran of 34 H
years in the service of Uncle Sam
Twenty years he has spent on the
same parcel post route, serving
the business places in the lower
loop area, and where he is indeed
a familiar figure.
Mr Curry is an active member
of St. Peter's AME church, serv
ing as Treasurer of the Men's
Brotherhood, and as a member of
the Men's Glee Club.
Charles is a member of the Na
tional Association of Postal Em
ployees, and of Minneapolis
Branch No. 9 of the National As
sociation of Letter Carriers. It is
as a member of the latter that he
will take an active part In their
National Convention to be held
here starting August 19th.
Charles is the father of eight
children and resides with his
gracious wife at 3836 Fifth Av.
Mr. Curry is one of the original
subscribers of the paper you are
reading, having subscribed in
the first month of the paper's ex
istence in August, 1934.
Mrs. John Louis Jackson, the
former Joyce Helene Taborn. Mill
City school teacher, who was
married In Maywood, HI.. Satur
day. August 4. Story on Page 5.
Next Week.
Next week readers of this paper
will receive first hand accounts
of the Democratic National con
vention which opens
Monday in Chicago.
On the spot reports by Cecil
Newman, editor of the paper will
give readers of this paper a word
picture of important happenings
as well as convention sidelights
an dtrivia.
Because of the international de
mand for press accreditations, few
weekly papers In the country will
have a representative with free
access to the convention floor and
the committee rooms.
This paper is one of the for
tunate ones in the nation. New
man's report will cover the week
of the convention plus additional
notes the week after the conven
tion is history.
His first story will appear In the
August 17 edition, but will cover
only the first three days of the
A follow-up story will appear in
the August 24 edition.
Women can keep a secret just
as well as men. but it generally
takes more of them to do it.
The concluding installment of
the "Story of the NAACP". re
printed from Coronet Magazine
found on page 6 of this edition.
Copies of the August 3 edi
tion in which the first Install
ment are available and can be
secured by a cal! to Louise
Hughes. FEderal 5-7071 tn
Minneapolis or 9-FEderal 5-
7071 tn St Paul
The readable, factual piece
by Calvin Kytle is worth plac
ing tn your scrapbook for fu
ture reference
Boost H.N.H.I
Minnesota Negro Leaders
Urge Humphrey For
Vice President Post
Several prominent Negro Minnesotans Wednesday stated
they were giving unqualified support to the efforts being made
to obtain the Vice-Presidential nomination on the Democratic
ticket for Senator Hubert H. Jlumphrey.
They said Senator Humphrey would add great strength to
the Democratic Party’s bid to capture the Presidential election
because of the Senator's wide
voter appeal and enthusiastic fol
lowing among labor, minority and
farm groups and the Independent
Humphrey, since hia entry into
public life has been a vigorous ad
vocate for human and civil rights.
The active citizens asserted that
with the failure of the Congress
to enact any civil rights legisla
tion before adjournment that it
was Imperative for the Democrats
to adopt strong and unequivocal
planks on civil rights, and nomin
ate liberal candidates for Presi
dent and Vice-President, if the
party is to hold its own among
Negro voters in the 16 crucial
states in the North where the Ne
gro vote could be decisive.
The statement eaid
"A strong civil rights plank and
Humphrey are the moat effective
answer the Democrats can make
at this late date to the failure of
the Democratic led Congress to
pass any civil rights legislation,
and to the embarrassing presence
of Sen. James O. Eastland of Mis
sissippi as Chairman of the pow
erful Senate Judiciary Commit
Among the prominent persons
announcing their support of
Humphrey were, from Minneapo
Mrs Helen Whiteside, L. How
ard Bennett, Dr. W D. Brown,
Curtis C. Chivers. Edward L.
Boyd, Clyde Williams, John L. Me-
Hie Jr., Rev. H. W. Botts. Rev E.
G Harris, Theodore Woodard, A.
B Cassius James W. Slemmons,
and Cecil E. Newman.
From St. Paul: Frank Boyd.
Leonard C. Carter, Robert Patter
son. Rev Denzil A. Carty, Mrs
Allie Mae Hampton
Several of the members of the
Committee for Integration in Min
nesota are going to Chicago to at
tend the Democratic National Con
vention and will actively work for
getting Humphrey the second
spot on the ticket. They expect to
contact the major delegations to
obtain their support for Hum
phrey. Among those going to Chi
cago are Leonard H. Carter. St.
Paul. Secretary-Treasurer of Lo
cal 516. and President of the Com
mittee for Integration in Minne
sota; Anthony B. Cassius, busi
nessman, and treasurer of the
Campaign for Courage; Rev Den
zil A. Carty. Rector. St. Philips
church In St. Paul and L. Howard
Bennett. Minneapolis attorney and
member of the Minnesota Athletic
Several weeks ago Bennett was
named Chairman of the Demo
crats For a Strong Civil Rights
Plank, a group of 63 Negroes who
drew up proposals for the Civil
Rights Plank to be presented to
the Platform and Resolutions
Committee on Friday. August 10th
at Conrad Hilton Hotel
Willard Jones and Cecil New
man are delegates at large to the
Carl Rowan. Minneapolis Trib
une staff writer will be among
Minnesota newspapermen cover
ing the convetion
J. ERNEST WILKINS, fright), assistant secretary for International Labor Affairs, U. 8.
Department of Labor, speaks with two other high-ranking U. 8. government officials at a plen
ary session of the International Labor Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. At the left is David
W. Wainhouse, deputy assistant secretary for International Organization Affairs, Department
of State, government delegate for the U. 8.; and in the center is Otis E. Mullikon, officer in
charge of International Economic and Social affairs. Department of State, advisor to the U. 8.
government delegation.—(A.N.P.)
4 ‘
I .
Mr and Mrs Curtis C Chivers,
4017 Clinton Av., have announced
the engagement of their daughter,
Kathryn Lenore to A 1 c Ronald
C Battles, son of Mrs. Jeaac Bat
tles of San Francisco, Calif.
Mias Chivers attended the Uni
versity of Minnesota and la pre
sently employed there.
Her fiance la completing a four
year tour of duty with the United
States Air Force as a jet mechanic
at Rapid City. S. D.
A December wedding ia planned
Operator Of Month
Honored At Selection
Committee Luncheon
Lyle Laaley, 3954 Third Av. 8,
who was recently named July Min
neapolis Operator of the Month of
the Twin Cities Lines wax honored
guest Wednesday at the monthly
luncheon of the Citizens Commit
tee which each month selects the
employee whosea ervice and cour
tesy has won recognition from bus
The affair was held at the Park
Plaza Hotel. Fred Ossanna, preai
dent of the transportation ays
tern spoke a-s did Elmer Olson
chairman of the board and execu
tive vice president and medical
director Dr David Ellison.
Others who spoke briefly were
George Grim, chairman of the a
ward committee; Nels Bolstad.
assistant business agen. Transit
Workers union and Cecil Newman
editor of the Spokesman and Re
corder papers
Among the guests was Henry
Thomas, head resident of Phyllis
Wheatley House.
Mr Lasley. employed by the
transit firm for the past ten years
Is married and the father of five
children. He told the luncheon
group he wax grateful for the
honor which has been paid him
and hoped to continue to merit it.
A committee of citizens in each
of the Twin Cities studies letters
of praise from passenger* each
month and selects by secret ballot
from the group the bus operator of
the month.
“Coming.” Little Walter and
orvhmtra on Friday, August 10,
Minneapolis l>sbor Temple.—Advt.
\ "High and Lowdown"
St. Paul voters showed good
judgement by phasing the charter
amendment Tuesday. It wouldn't
have passed unless the school
board following defeat of a pre
viously offered amendment had
not courageously decreed the end
of kindergarten* and high school
athletics to reduce expenses.
Proposed curtailment of the
popular athletic program brought
home to citizens that aervicea have
to Im* paid for by the taxpayers.
Threat of ending the kinder
garten also graphically Illustrated
the lack of funds available for ad
ditional police and firemen, play
ground staff and librarians. Too
bad cltisens have to get the shock
treatment before they recognize
community needs!
• • •
NEXT: Coming up next for tax
payers tn the slater city of Min
neapolis is the School Referendum
In September when Mill CMians
will decide at the polls whether or
not to approve a six mill In
crease for additional and badly
needed funds for the town's public
Unless the hassle over who
should elect school board members
between the regular election has
confused cltisena. the School Re
ferendum should win at the polls
Minneapolis schools need the ad
ditional funds and the people
should mark X behind the propos
The Minnesota State Medical
Association says it's a good idea to
keep your own family health re
cord records of births, immuni
zations and teats. Illnesses. Injur
ies. hospitalization, medical ex
penses and health Insurance. If
you move to a new community or
take a long trip this Information
could come in very handy when
consulting a new doctor.
• • •
St. louis, Mo, finally has an
FEPC law passed late in June by
the Board of Aidermen. Violation
costa a 1100 fine. A seven man
commission operates the law
• • •
The Catholic Committee of the
South has labeled southern
white auprenuu'y groups Irrelig
ious and subversive In a state
ment Issued In New Orleans.
The telephone company which
operates all of the systems In the
nation's captial has finally a
greed to hire Negro telephone op
erators. Credit for the policy
change goes to the President's
Committee on Government Con
Egypt has been barring Israeli
shipping and ships with goods
for that country from the Suez
Canal for two years. Not a
single nation made an adequate
protest In behalf of Israeli. Now
that Nasser has nationalized the
canal and threatened the con
trol of Britain, France and
others the howl of anger can be
heard around the world and the
two nations are mobilizing
troops and ships to bluff the
Egyptian dictator. It was ap
parently all right for him to
gore the oi of Israel but the
shoe Is on the other foot now!
(Continued on Page 8)
••• even If some plan ••• is adopted to
curtail the Influence of money in politics,
we still have to rely increasingly upon the
caliber and ethics of the people whom we
elect to office We must seek out men and
women who never will i-onslder political
victory as an excuse to lay aside in some
moral deep-freeze either the Ten Com
mandments or the Sermon on the Mount
For no lobbyist can pervert the democratic
process unless he gains the cooperation of
thoae in whom the electorate has vested a
aecred trust.— Senator Klchard L. Neu
KTOfflG l |
CA 2 0922
Six Point Plank:
Thirty National Groups
Ask Both Parties To
Support Civil Rights
New York Proposals for a six-point plank on civil rights,
subscribed to by 30 national organizations affiliated with the
Leadership Conference on Civil Bights, have been sent to all
delegates to both the Democratic and Republican national con
ventions, Boy Wilkins, chairman of the Conference and execu
tive secretary of the National Association for the Advancement
of Colored People, announced here - “
The plank, which the Conference
Is urging both parties to include
in their IKSB platforms, calls for
yl» "the full use of the powers
anti prestige of the office of the
President, the Executive Branch
ami the legislative Branch of the
Federal Government" to secure
"the quickest possible elimination
of all forma of state-imposed
<3> "Enactment of legislation
to protect security of the person
from mob violence and to empower
indlvldauls and government agen
cies to resort to the courts for en
forcement of constitutional guar
(3) "Enactment of Federal
legislation prohibiting interfer
ence with the right to register for
and vote In primary and general
Federal elections, abolishing the
poll tax ns a prerequisite to the
right to vote In elections of Fed
eral officials, and prohibiting In
tereferencc because of race or col
or with the right to register for
or vote in primary or general
state and local elections";
Lost Jobs for Principles:
Twin Cities To Honor
S. C. Teachers Who
Refused NAACP Snub
Twenty-four South Carolina teacher* who sacrificed their
jobs rather than sign a pro segregation, anti-NAACP affidavit
will he honored ax “Citizens of Courage" by the citizens of
■sday night, August 28 at the
MmtK'iipoliH mid St. Paul Tu
Hotel Nicollet, Minneajmlia.
The 24 Negro teacher* of
first recipient* of regular awar
Courage. Each will be given a
citation and Twin Ct tire citizens
will present a check for SSOO to
the NAACP in the name pf the
teachers. The South Carolina
teachers. who now are without
Jobs. Hiked that the money be
1 uo’ii Io the NAACP.
Campaign for Courage ta an or
ganization of Twin Cl tire cltlzena
who have begun a com pal gn to
encourage Negroes in the north to
give moral and financial aupport
to cltlzena of the aouth who are
making a courageous effort to up
hold the Supreme Sourt’a deci
sions outlawing acgregatlon.
The Campaign originated in the
Twin Cltlea where Negro cltlzena
contribute funda and Leroy Lazen
berry, chairman. St. Paul an-
nounced theae goals
1. To lend encouragement and
moral aupport to people regard
leaa of race or color, living in the
aouth, who are carrying on the
fight to uphold the law of the land
so that in thoae state no person
shall be discriminated against nor
deprived of his constitutional
rights because of race, creed, col
or or origin.
2. To mobilize the aupport and
affirmative expressions of the en
tire nation so os to reinforce the
determination of those persona
participating in the fight tor free
3. To present appropriate a
wards to persona making signifi
cant contributions to the fight
for freedom and democracy
through their activities.
4. To give evidence to the na
tion that Negroes In the United
States. North and South, stand
united and solidly behind efforts
to end racial segregation and
achieve first class citizenship for
all Americana.
The South Carolina teachers
were selected for the first award
"because of your courage In de
ciding to give up your Jobs rather
than bow to the demands of the
forces of segregation . . . and deny
the Negro’s claim to first-class
citizenship In an unsegregated
The TWin Cities group declared
that the teachers gave evidence to
the world "that the Negro is unit
ed In his march toward equality
and that he knows there can be "no
free ride to freedom".”
Mr Charles E. Davis, former
principal of Elloree Training
School, who also resigned will be
In Minneapolis on August 28. to
accept the citations tn behalf of
the teachers e
Mrs. Ruby Hurley. Southeast
Regional Director of the NAACP.
Must Seek Out Maa
(4) Enactment of an FEPC law
prohibiting discrimination in em
ployment ;
(6) Revision of Senate Huie 22
to make It easier to end a fili-
buster; and
(8) Adoption of a •‘policy of
selecting congressional committee
chairmen on the basis of merit
and party responaibllity.”
In a covering letter to each of
the delegatea, Mr. Wilkins urges
them "to work and vote for In
clusion of the entire civil rights
plank as herewith submitted.** The
letter recalls that both parties in
the past "have repeatedly pledged
executive and legislative actions
to assure to every individual, re
gardless of race, religion, color or
national origin, equality In the
right to live, to work, to vote and
to enjoy the full protection of the
law Theae pledges remain unful
The delegatea are reminded that
no federal civil rights law * has
been enacted since 1875. Failure
of the 84th Congress to pass the
(Continued on page 4)
Elloree, 8. C., will become the
Is to be given by Campaign for
will come to Minneapolis to re
ceive the SBOO award.
Mrs. Hurley is expected to tell
of efforts by the segregationists
to run the NAACP out of business
in Alabama. South Carolina, Flor
ida, Georgia and other states in
her region.
Thirty-one Negro teachers In
the Elloree school district of
Orangeburg county, South Caro
lina were asked, as a condition of
employment thia fall, to sign affi
davits which Included the follow-
ing questions:
"Do you favor Integration of
races in schools? Are you satisfied
with your work and the schools as
they are now maintained? Do you
feel that you should be happy In
an integrated school system,
knowing that parents and students
alike do not favor this system?
"Do you feel that an Integrated
school system would better fit the
colored race for their life’s work?
Do you think you are qualified to
teach an Integrated class in a
satisfactory manner?
"Do you believe in the alms of
the NAACP? If you should join
the NAACP while employed in
this school will you please notify
the superintendent and chairman
of the board of trustees?"
M. G. Austin, superintendent of
schools In Elloree reported several
teachers told him they were not
NAACP members but that they
objected to signing such state
ments affecting their personal o
Supt. Austin reports that a to
tal of 210 applications have been
received for the Job vacancies left
by the 24 teachers He also said
that reports had reached him of
Negne-sponsorrd petitions expres
sing criticism of the seven teach
ers who did sign statements of
non-NAACP membership. Negro
citizens in the district have vow
ed they will refuse lodgings to any
teachers who may be hired after
signing the antl-NAACP affldlvtt.
The consolidated school tn El
loree has more than 1.000 pupils,
with some 830 in the elementary
grade, and 31 teachers.
Hard work is an accumulation
of easy things you didn’t do when
you should have.
Cosnlng!! Bay < harlea and Or
cbeetra at the Mlnnenpoha I a her
Temple oa Tuesday. August 21 at
8:30 p. m Advt.
Dad worked for 18 years to
keep the wolf away Then Daugh
ter up and married one. and
brought him home to stay!

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