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Baha'i Temple. ST ilmetle. III.
■fniTTunu n nrrma. ff ords foi the World GOD doth not behold dif ferences of hue and com pinion. He looketh at the hearts. He whose morals %nd sirtues ire praise worth* is preferred hi the presence of God-* he who is de*oted to the Kingdom is most 1o*cd. — Baha'i ^ ritings Richard R. Edwards Probation To Edwards Ku hard R. Edwards **f '.Mr >, 5th St has been appointed as an additional prohation off her for i Champaign County. Judge Kied erick S. Green announced Mon day Edwards, a member of (he l pit 4 Board of Education, will hr one ol four prohation ojficers un der chief prohation officer Russell Buikc. His duties are de^cnbed as tho^e of a yeulit counselor. He has been a resident of Cham ipaign more than 40 veais and has long been active in civic affairs He is now employed at the Cham paign Post Office. Edwards has served as chair man of the advisory committee for the Douglass Park Community Center, as evaded ruler of Univer sity Lodge of the Elks and as a deacon o! the Free Will Baptist Churi h. He will Iw-gm his neu duties a» soon as he can make the neces sary arrangements. Oct. 12 Proclaimed As Columbus Day WASHINGTON — President Kennedy has proclaimed Oct. 12 as Columbus Day. He asked the people to ob serve the day — the 471st anni versary of The sighting of the new world by Christopher Co lumbus and his crew — with appropriate ceremonies in thei: churches, schools and other suit able places. W.E.B. DuBoisDies A pioneer founder of the civil rights movement in the United States died in Africa Tuesday night on the eve of America’s greatest protest demonstration, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Dr. W.E.B. DuBois, 95, author sociologist, lecturer, traveler, leading authority on Africa, and a founder of the NACP, died at his home in Accra. The Ghana government ann ounced his passing “with extreme regret”. No cause of death was given. Dr. DuBolse moved to Ghana last year and was natural ized as a Ghaniancltizen early this year. At the time of his death he was editor of a massive project, “The Encyclopedia of the Negro” 1931-1946; “Dark Princess” 1924 “Dark Water” 1920; “Souls of Black Folk” 1903, which was re cently republished in a paperback edition, and “Black Reconstruct lon.Roy Wilkins of the NAACP, told the Freedom Marchers Washington Wednesday that “Soul of Black Folk” is as true in 1963 as it was in 1903. Dr. DuBois is survived by his wife, writer Shirley Graham, who lived with him in Ghana, and a daughter, Mrs. Yolanda Williams of Baltimore, Md. Mrs. DuBois who i s also well known for her autobiographies of Booker T. Washington, Paul Robeson and Dr. George Washington Carver. Dr. DuBois’ first wife was the late Nina Gomer DuBois. One of the founders of the American Negro Academy, Dr. DuBois was one of the organizers of the segregation-fighting Nia gara Movement, out of which grew in 1909-10 the National Ass ociation for the Advancement of Colored People. Later he became editor of “The Crisis” the NAACP magazine. He broke with I the NAACP In 1948 and devoted time to movements that were left of-center. In 1949 he served as co-chair man of the American delegation to the World Peace Congress in Paris. In 1959 the Soviet Union awarded him the Lenin Peace Prize. He joined the Communist Party in 1960 when he was 93. William EdwardBu rgha rdt was born in Great Barrington, Mass. February 28, 1863 of mixedNegto, Dutch and F rench ancestry. He was educated a t Fisk, Harvard and Berlin Univer sities and received his doctorate in philosophy from H arvard in 1895. Dr. DuBois was the first Ne gro to be elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters and was a life member of the Ameri can Association for the Advance ment of Science. He appeared in every issue of "Who’s Who In America.” , „ . , ,, ,**♦.** * THE VETERANS ADMINIS TRATION has made grants total ing $69.2 million to provide spec ial housing for paraplegics. Witnesses Meeting Draws 1,020 People One thousand and twenty per jsons attended the final session of the three-day ‘‘Feed My Lit tle Sheep” circuit assembly of Jehovah's Witnesses Sunday in the Crawfordsville National Guard Armory. The convention drew dele gates from 35 towns and cities in Illinois and Indiana. Eighty attended from the Champaign Urbana congregation. Peak attendance was reached when many visitors from the Crawfordsville area attended the keynote address by Angelo A. Catanzaro, district minister,1 on the subject ‘‘The Bible Tri umphs in a Scientific World.” Bowles Lauds i Local Negro Leadership Support of Negro leaders who have earned their right to leader ship" was pledged Sunriav In Robert () Bowles, executive see ret ary of the Champaign County Crban League | impressing the role which the Crban League must play in the current swift-moving events in the field ol civil rights, Bowles de ■dared. "We must say loud and dear that we are in accord with the goals of the Champaign Ur hana Improvement Association " Bowles addressed about 5(1 members of the Crban League, reporting to them on his trip to a national conference of the league al Los Angeles last-month. Of C CIA president Rev .1 K. (oaves. RovvIps declarin'!, "I re sped and admire Rev (oaves He*I has led and held together the Ne gro community in a town where I was once told, ‘There is no Negro leadership " Leadership by Negroes Bowles told the Lilian League members that Ihev must deal with 'Negro leaders who have earned their positions "It is no longer possible for the while community to appoint the leadership of the Negroes Jle told the group that the ion sensus of the delegates at the national conference was that the 1'rban League could be success ful in Us goals to improve housing and employment and other oppot tunities for Negroes, only if it maintained the respect of t fie new leaders who have sprung upj this summei " He described the! Jtev Mi Craves as typical of thisj new leadership Bowles said the national organ i/at ion is seeking specific pro grams to ‘ help the Negro catch up to the white race, so he can compete with an even break “It is not enough simply to hue people on a merit basis." he said. “Negroes must he hired and taught to do the |ob They must be given a chance to overcome hundreds of years of deprivation Program Commended Bowles said the progt am de signed by the local I than League is a “step in the tight direc tion" toward this goal Also at the meeting the group heard reports from Mrs John Bardeen, c hairman of the league's education committee, and John B White, member of the employment committee. Mrs. Bardeen reported that four Champaign schools are being aid ed with $600 in scholarships raised last year hv the Urban League, and that money will again be raised next spring lo provide aid Tor Negro students She also revealed that her com mittee is planning a program for "Tomorrow's Scientists and [Technicians" to give help and en THE PEACEMAKERS Last Sunday during our Church School assembly period the supcnn tendcnt asked me to give some high lights of the lesson. 1 begun b\ asking the question, “Who is a peace maker?” to which one of junior boys quickly answered, "A peacemaker is one who breaks up fights.” In spite of the out burst of laughter that followed, these words stuck in my nind and 1 have not been able to get rid ot them And the more 1 think about them, the more meaning ful they beci ne Yes, a peacemaker Is One Who i siness I: is to Break up Light. W H DONALDSON The fights may be in the home, the church, the community, or within one’s own bosom; wherever it is it should be broken up for the good of all concerned. If there ever was a time in world history when Peace makers are needed it is now, for there’s much fighting going on. There is tension, anger, discord, and strife everywhere, and man seems bent on global conflict. We need someone who is able to break up the fights that rage. A PEACEMAKER is more than one who breaks up a fight. He is one who seeks to prevent fighting. He is one who has peace within his own heart, and because of this, his very presence speaks of love, understand ing, and peace. In his presence discord and anger vanish; tenderness and friendship are generated. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God,” is a text for each of us to ponder, in ourselves to the business of peace making, to breaking up fights where ever they are found. MAY we pray in the words of Mr Van Dyke: "Thou Love Divine, uttered in human need—Oh, teach our war ring word this lesson still. Thy way of PEACE, the footpath or good will." W. Howe Donaldson couragemenl lo individual stu dents, encouraging them to "pul forth the necessary extra el fort needed to overcome the handi caps they have " While said his committee is compiling "an inventory of skills" of Negroes in t ho community to aid Bowles in placing them in jobs He also said the commit tee is working with the Cham paign Chamber of Commerce to (secure cooperation of labor unions in finding employment for Negroes I Tinis nn mini too Inng In the until uhn ml rimers ilrlilnTiihTy mill without undue luislr; nn honors loo distant In the man uhn jnrfnirrs liimsrlf for tlirm with /mtiriirr.—