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VOL. XV No. 29 Free Lance Bigots Operate Out Os Several California Cities Report Big Play For Pub lic Opinion In The West By Hate Groups Special The Sun San Francisco— The West Coast NAACP office reports that race hate groups are stepping up their activities considerably in this region on the heels of the Little Rock outburst in an at tempt to capitalize, public opinion-wise, on that incident. Most active are the .American Nationalist, the Christian Na tionalist Crusade and the White Citizen’s Councils, in that or der. Southern California is the hot-bed in which these groups appear to flourish and grind out their race materials, NAACP of ficials claim. The volumn oi anti-Semitic, anti- Negro literature current ly being distributed at meetings and through the mails by these groups is “prodigous,” accord ing to NAACP Field Secretary Lester Bailey. “Our branches from Seattle to the Mexican border, and nu merous friendly white persons, regularly forward samples of these materials to this office, Bailey reported. “It is obvious from these reports that the dissemination of the printed matter of these organized bi gots covers the entire West,” Bailey stated. One of the most widely cir culated places is an alleged “FBI Report” on Negro crime 7 4 Organizations Back NAACP NEW YORK —Fourteen major national organizations (Mon day) intervened with the United States Supreme Court in defense of the constitutional right of the National Association for the Ad vancement of Colored People W) enjoy freedom of association. The 14 groups came to the sup port of the NAACP by filing an AMICI CURIAE (friends of ihe court) brief in a case entitled NAACP v. State of Alabama which the U. S. Supreme Court has agreed to review during its current term. The brief was submitted by Leo Pfeffer, director of the Com missioner on Law and Social Action of the American Jewish Congress, who is serving as at torney for the following 14 or ganizations: American Baptist Convention, Commission -o n Christian Social Progress; Amer ican Civil Liberties Union; American Friends Service Com mitee; American Jewish Com mittee; American Jewish Con gress; American Veterans Com mittee; Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith; Board of Home Missions of the Congregational and Christian Churches; Coun cil for Christian Social Action statistics “reprinted” by the Christian Nationalist Crusade. The American Nationalist, al most on a monthly basis, out an “anti-mongrelization” handbill showing Negro men and White women in intimate association. The latter is en titled “What Americans Should Know About the N.A.A.C.P. Gullible persons receiving these * mailings may “strike back” at the NAACP by pur chasing reprints at 5c per copy. The White Citizen’s Councils are reportedly. establishing chapters in California, with Redlands, near Los Ahgeles, .os '‘headquarters.” • Inglewood (in Los Angeles), Oakland and Hayward are return address cities for the American Nation alist, White Citizen’s Councils and the Christian Nationalist Crusade, respectively, Bailey re-, vealed. “Free lance bigots” operates out of Rerwood City and Holy City, California, near San Fran cisco, the NAACP official repor ted. One such man, a resident of Rerwood City, had 100,000 pro-segregation pamphlets dis tributed over adjacent cities by airplane, according to news paper reports. The affects of this “massive propaganda” drive, Bailey said (Continued on page 8) of the United Church of Christ; Japanese American Citizens League; Jewish Labor Commit tee; National Community Rela tions Advisory Council; United Synagogue of- America; and Workers Defense League. The signatories to the brief described themselves as “private, voluntary associations of Ameri cans *formed to achieve specific purposes religious civic, educa tional, and others. As such,” they maintained, “they have a direct interest in this proceed ing which raises the question whether a state may constitu tionally pllace prohibitions or crippling restrictions on the op eration of a voluntary associa- „ tion similarly organized from a specific purpose, that of pro- • moting equal rights for all with out discrimination based on race.” Voicing their deep concern at the State of Alabama’s (‘assault on freedom of association,” the organizations declared: “Today it is the NAACP that & subjected to attack. Tomorrow, the same measures may be taken against any group that supports a cause opposed by state officials”. PHOENIX. ARIZONA—THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1957 LUCKY RECEIVES AWARD Mr. Clyde A. Lucky, 1329 W. Sherman is the recipient of an accomplishment award from his commanding officer at U.S. i*Ja val Air Facility at Litchfield Park. The letter as follows: * Commanding Officer, Naval Air Facility, Litchfield Park To: Clyde A. Lucky, Electrician Subj: Superior Accomplishment Award. t During the period from Octo ber 1956 to April 1957 you per formed your duties in a superior manner. Your spirit, workman ship and the loyalty which you displayed in your duties were excellent influences on your fel low workers. You designed and manufactured a brine tank load bank and you designed and as sembled a test bench and elec trical panel for testing and cali brating instruments. The use of these items resulted in a high standard of maintenance of equipment. Your ability as an Aircraft Electrician has been most beneficial in this respect. I am pleased to award you $200.00. A copy of this letter has been placed in your person el folder. Robert Feddem. Editor’s note: “Atta boy” Lucky, we are proud of you, keep up the good work. PUN RIGHTS BILLS FOR NEXT LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS IN CALI FORNIA, NEVADA AND ARIZONA San Francisco — Defeat of civil rights measures this year in California, Nevada and .Ari zona have strengthened the de termination of the NAACP and allied groups to confront the next legislatures of these states with new and stronger bills, re gional NAACP officials reported here this week. Fair employment Practices and Public Accomodations '.aws are being studied and redrafted for early introduction, accord ing to Lester Bailey, field sec retary. FEPC was defeated in the fi (Continued on page 8) remember % You are judged by your con duct. Plan to attend some church Sunday. Contribute to the United Fund. Trade with Merchants who support your paper. —The SUN Butler Claims Democrats Misrepresented T. 0. C. VICE PRESIDENT COMMENDS UNIONS NEW YORK October 24 William Grogan, International Vice-President of the *T.U.C., speaking for the Ethical Prac tices resolution before the Tenth Biennial Convention of the Transport Workers’ Union, said, “Perhaps at no time in history of the Labor Movement was the question of ethics more perti nent than it is today when we know what is happeing in the nation. “I look on the labor move ment as the real hope for ihe future. They are the people who fight for human rights, to ele vate people from the throes of poverty and give them their place in the sun. “We in the American Labor Movement, who are in the throes of our own struggle, can show away out of this struggle to our nation—yes, to the world. “I am disturbed with the kind of world we live in. I am 52 years old. I have children, and grandchildren. As I look at all the children of the world, I am shocked and horrified at the wave of materialism that has engulfed the world, especially the United States.” Ml. | V Kjjk . '* m St ' hL * - ■ ■■ itMrTßßPflmTf . “ > . y. EH CM *;-. “BEAUTY. AND THE BEAST”—Pretty Donna Riggs, the 1958 “Miss Phoenix”, enjoys a visit with the racing thoroughbred, Marvin Davis’ Comwood. Horse Racing will be presented during the State Fair- A GOOD newspaper and t\* Bible in every house, a good schoolhouse in every district f and a church in every neigh borhood, all appreciated at they deserve, are the chief support of virtue, morality, civil liberty, and religion. — —Benjamin Franklin 10 CENTS PER COPY The Democratic Party’s ntand on civil rights has been misre presented in some quarters for partisan purposes, National Chairman Paul M. Butler de clared last night. In a review of the record on this issue, Mr. Butler stated that the Demo cratic Party stands firmly on its 1956 platform, which he said, “represents the majority view of our Party concerning civil rights. This has always been our position,” Mr. Butler con tinued. “For partisan purposes, it has been reported in some quarters that w eare modifying our stand on civil rights. This is not true. ,We cannot section alize, or regionalize, or compro mise our Party i and I believe that a vast majority of our Party epects and demands that we hold firmly to our beliefs—regardless of the consequences in votes.” The Democratic National Chairman called on President Eisenhower to exert leadership on this issue. “Let us replace the force of the bayonet with the stronger force of vigorous moral leadership,” he stated, urging President Eisenhower to “speak out firmly and bodly.” Mr. Butler spoke at a Demo cratic dinner meeting at Bishop’s Inn, Sister Lakes, Michigan, sponsored by the Van Buren County Democratic organiza tion.