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Pickets walked Indian file in the rain around the offices of the War
Production board at Woodward and East Grand boulevard last
Thursday in protest over discrimination in employment here. This
marked the first demonstration of the new citizens committee which
is headed by the Reverend Charles Hill, former chairman of the
All The News Os
All The People
Main Office: 268 Eliot Street
Train Crash Victims To Sue Bus Company
Seek Undisclosed Amounts
From Bus - Train
A woman now confined To Edythe
K Thomas hospital is one of two
persons injured in the bus-train
accident which took the lives of
16 persons, who plans to file suit
for damages against the DSR, it
was disclosed this week.
Suffering from an injured hip. !
shoulder and other injuries, Mrs J
Corrine Bankhead and her husband j
Anthony, plan to file suit to collect
damages resulting from her in
Anthony seeks to collect for the
loss of his wife's services while she
leeks compensation for the pain
suffered and absence from gainful
occupation, it was this
week by Atty. Lloyd Loomis.
The amount sought by Mr and
Mis Bankhead was not disclosed
The Bankheads live ar 3311 Eva
line street, Hamtramck.
It was also disclosed that Mrs ;
Leola Scott, also injured in the
bus-train accident, plans to file juu '
against the DSR. seeking to col
lect an undisclosed amount of dam
ages from the bus company.
Mrs Scoft lives at 13438.
Between The
Editor* note: The view* ex
pressed by Mr. Keen do not nec
essarily reflect the opinion* of
the Michigan Chronicle.
-While the nation sings the fa
mous refrain "Praise the Lord and i
Pass the Ammunition," a report
reaches us from Harlem that some
of the brothers have changed the
lyric and are rendering it thus
•'Praise The Lord and Pass the Anti
while the ammunition will burn
Hitler's pants off the parage ot
the sn’i-lvnrhina bill w-1! «*eo
Geo. Taylor
Made Court
Clerk Here
J George Taylor, 33-year-old De-
I troit College of Law student was
' appointed deputy clerk of Record
er's Court last week, after he had
ii2ccn recommended for the .appoint
; ment by Recorder's Judges John
iV. Brennan. John J. Maher and
j Joseph A. Gillis.
| Taylor, residing at 503 Trow
i bridge is the husband of former j
policewoman Mrs. Louise Simms
He was an employee of the Bell
Telephone company for a number
of years and is a graduate of More
house and Atlanta university and j
Ia member of the Alpha Phi Alpha
j Born in Chattanooga. Tenn.. Tay
, lor h*as resided in Detroit for ap- |
j proximately seven years and at
present a law student at Detroit j
College oi Law.
He will assume his new duties j
lat Recorder's Court sometime this
Mayor Will Investigate
Job Discrimination
In Detroit
The recently launched campaign
to secure employment for Negro!
nien and women in all defense
plants in the Detroit and Michigan
area has begun to show resuds !
with the announcement that the
Murbay Body company dnd the
Kelsey Hayes, Wheel corpSrotion
are beginning* to open their doors
To coliued women.
' Aiding the Cit.zens Committee
for Jobs .n War Industry, the Pro
gressive ictory club made the first
crack in the wail of opposition
; when its demands for fair treat
ment of Negro women, backed up
: by Murray Body layal No 2 UAW
■ CIO resulted in the company's
i hiring 15 colored women Thurs
Jay morning It was earned ttla'
»' he Morrav comra-' olao* -a can
MTScc JOB FIGHT, I’age i
r iff * •
famed Sojourner Truth Citizens committee. The center photo was
taken in Mayor Edward J. Jeffries office at the city hall on Thurs
day morning. The mayor was asked by the committee to make a
public declaration on discrimination in Detroit and to urge local
manufacturers to hire resident workers before migrant workers who
i j THj:
Refuse To O.K. Forms
For OTTi ce r
' Declaring That Negro soldiers do ,
not mind facing death if it will ,
j firmly believing that they “arc
1 Americans, too’ and that this is
i their country, a letter recently re
ceived by the Michigan Chronicle
J reports ' un-American" treatment !
■of Negro troops near Iridiantown. 1
j Pennsylvania.
| The letter follows:
i Dear Sirs:
! I don't know how to start but
; here goes It seems some officers
lin the army seem to think we
'should be put in a group by our
j selves.
They put some towns ‘off limit"
:to the colored troops. The towns
| people don't seem to mind. They
'like to have us. We had a lot of;
, trouble at Camp Gordon. Georgia j
people regarded boys in uniform
•as dogs.
During Times like these you
would think they would be pulling
together We can't win divided
j We know that we have a duty to
j perform because this is our eoun-^|
and homes here.
| We. the boys who arc in service |
| don't mind death if it will help the j
worth having unless you fight for
j So wc ask you people to get what
'you can while the getting is good.
A lot of people don't realize what
la soldier goes through when he is
|in the South
j There has been a bill passed for
MV~>ee SOLDIER, Page 2
Liberia Takes Spotlight As
J.S. Troops Invade Africa
Destined to play a key role
in freeing the land of their
ancestors from Nazi slavery
thousands of Nee to troop.--
are bel eved *n ts in the very fron'
i ranks of the huge American army ,
\ m|
George F. Taylor being sworn into his new post as clerk of the
Recorder's court by Judge Gillis last week. The coveted post won
by Mr. Taylor represents a significant gain in Negro integration
into municipal employment. -
Here Sunday
At Shiloh
' The C:i;zons Committee for Jobs;
in War Industries continuing its!
fight against discrimination in De- j
troit. will present Alderman Eorl I
B Dickerson of Chicago. 111. at a
’ mass meeting, Sunday. November
M~.Ser DK KI RSON. Page 2
that poured into French West Af |
Sturdy colored soldiers, drawn
from among the \a • contingent!
. rvir.g in Er I'd v itji Lt Gen
D : . C F • r now in com
MT~>re LIBERIA, Page 2
are invading the city from the South, increasing housing, health and
transportation difficulties. In the picture the Reverend Horace White
has his back turned to the camera: left to right, the Reverend Chas.
Hill, Mr. Loving. Mayor Jeffries. Louis Martin. Eloise Hopkins,
Mrs. E. J. Byrd and Mrs. Marjory L. Jameson. Others who attended
White Farmer Cleared In
Fatal Scuffle On
His Farm
The dedth of a 33-year-old pheas
svufTle with a farmer was termed 1
accident;/ la.-t week following a
| Arthur Farmer of 10215 Dclmar
I avenue. Detroit, was killed during
Ia scuffle with James Hardy, 25.
I near Utica, on October 15. j
i The coroner's jury was told that
Farmer had shot and wounded ;. !
I pheasant which flew into a field!
owned by the father of James
Dui j an altercation between
Farmer and Hardy, the shotguns |
of' borh men were discharged, re
-ulting in fatal injuries to Farmer I
Witnesses who testified at the i
: 'A-Q.re Dr. Bruce |
Utica. Carelton Heines, a farm own
er. and James Hardy, it was dis
posed this week.
Race Woman
Assaulted In
War Dep’t.
i Within 25 minutes after Lula Mac
■ Rod well, an employee of the Fam
ly Allowance and Allotment branch
of the War Department, was slap-
Dtf~Srr ASSAULTED. Page 2
Or.c man i® hold ard ar.'ther l|
dead this week while p-Zce ir. .r.-ti
gate the knife laying of E.irl Me- j
! Kinney. 43. of 313 C Mu: mb -tree*
|\Lhu did toon after admi'tume to
j Police learned that the two men !
Ml Kinney and Herbert Conk f 2211
Mullet street had an a’.tcrca n
! over a $2 l/bct while both were a
-1414 Dubois street
•Stabbed Tuesday evening McK.n
--! ncy died at the hospital at approx.-
mately ®4O am on Wednesday ,
• Herbert Cook, held for ir.vr.-t._i.
Third In A Scries —
Trouble In Highland Park
Reports Show That Good Homes Also Produce
Problem Children —By John Wood
Economic maladjustment*, brok-,
cr. home.- *he growing trend of race
, < .a. c caused by the influx of
S iMrimo and a lack o: interest
Sg-,t/> , i^^Hjb t *
the mayor’s conference and not shown above include Mrs. Starrett,
the Reverend Henry Hitt Crane, the Reverend G. G. Brumbaugh,
Judah Drob, Mrs. James McClory and others. The Citizens Commit
tee on War Jobs plans to send a mass delegation to Washington to
speed the integration of Negro workers into the wkr industries in
this area.
Telephone TEm-le 1-8878
Given Big
Jail Term
| Described by Circuit Judge Clyde
11. Webster as ‘The most despicable
! court career." Clarence McMahon,
i 48-ycar-old contractor, was accused
|by John and Elizabeth Coleman ‘
of •‘fleecing" them ot money paid j
j him to construct a home for Them |
Jin Inkster. Mich.
Convicted of larceny by conver- j
i sion and accused of accepting ap-|
| proximately $12,000 from Inkster ,
j residents, McMahon was sentenced I
■•" See JAIL TERM. Page 2
Two bulldozers crashing through |
1 the underbrush and heavy forest s \
j from opposite direction- to meet .
! the Yukon wilderness, piloted by a j
! Negro corporal and a private from i
! Kennedy. Tex., marked the unoffi
cial opening of the Alaskan high
! way. on November 3.
I Corporal Refines Simms of Phil-1
Jadclphia, and Pvt. Alfred Jalufka.l
j great highway which connect.- '
I Alaska with the interior of North !
I America, crawled from their heavy '
' bulldozers and shook hands as they j
I bumped into each other without 1
knowing what had happened.
I Formal opening of the AicSn'l
highway will be held on Nov 20. i
according 4o Brig Gen. James A
O'Conner, commanding officer of i
! the Northwest Service command.'
I and racial disturbances in some
areas of greater Detroit, and espe
o.ally Highland Park which has
come in foA more than its share
'Of unfavorable publicity in reccn’
I weeks. \
i In p. cpuun’g the*e articles, the t
24 Pages
A Better Newspaper
3 Separate Discrimination
Cases Stir Anger
] Prosecutor's offiee last week is
j sued a warrant accusing ~a~~wTute
I business man for refusal to serve
a Negro soldier at his etsablish
' men* it was disclosed this week.
Allen Lee Griggs, 47, and white,
lof 903 Third street, was charged
with violation of the Civil Rights
law tor refusing to serve a soldier,
Carvil S. Jackson of Selfridge field,
MTSee whites ONLY, Page 3
This Week
j Wednesday—Every week: Booker
T. Washingron Trade Luncheon,
! YW C A., 12 noon
j Wednesday—Every week: Young
' Democrats meet Plymouth church
j 7:30 pm.
I Every Day—Citizens’ Committee,
I Y.W.C.A , 12:30 pm.
Saturday. November 14: Drum
Corps Bust: Mirror ballroom, 9
pm until
Sunday. November 15, Mass meet
! jng, Shiloh Baptist church; Earl
Dickerson speaks, 3:30 p.m.
Sunday. November 15—Dr. Harrl-
I son of Washington, D. C., speaks
j Second Baptist church, 10:30 am.
Sunday. November 15—Northwest
ern branch BT.W.T.A. Education-
I al program, Zion Chapel. 11 am.
! Tuesday, November 17—Naomi E.
Moore in recital. Greater Mace
donia BaptisT church.' 8:15 pm.
■ Wednesday. November 18—Mas3
Demonstration and picket line.
Ford Highland park, 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 18—Chron
! iclc War Widows’ club meets—
Brewste*- Center. 8 p.m.
Thursday—C. C. Spauldilng speaks
I 12th annual dinner, BT.W.T.A,
i Y.W.C.A.. 8 p.m.
. writer has studied report* of sev
eral social service workers who
to determine areas and rates of
I mr M-e TROUBLE, Page 1

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