Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1777-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: Ohio History Connection, Columbus, OH
Newspaper Page Text
OHIO CITY TO HOLD CIVIL .SERVICE EXAMINATIONS Civil service exams for five city positions will be held the latter part of February, it was an nounced by Secretary Clarence Koch last week. The first examination will be held February 18 for the position of public health inspector in the department of health. The salary for the position is $225 to 255 a month. The other examinations will be for the following positions: Water works department electrician, $285 to 315 a month, February 19 division of parks caretaker, $185 to $205 a month, February 20 division of street cement fin isher, $1.26 to $1.35 an hour, February 24 and waterworks de partment caulker, $1.05 to $1.15 an hour, February 23. Kock said that applications must be in the civil service office two days prior to the examination date. West Siders are urged to fol low up on these announcements and apply for the positions. Os tensibly they are open to all, and qualified applicants may help to break down barriers that now ex ist in the municipal civil service. Part of the reason for the bar riers is the lassitude of people in the area, the giving up the battle before firing any shots. Those qualified or who think they are qualified can obtain applications at the offices in the Municipal building. Between The Lines By Dean G. B. Hancock for ANP "Speak now or else hereafter forever hold your peace" has been solemnly uttered by many a solemn minister before the as sembled wedding guests. The in junction holds an ominous mean ing for southern Negro educators before the studied attempt of the southern governors to feist upon the south and the Negroes thereof a regional university for higher education of Negroes. The success of this new attempt to evade the spirit of the United States constitution will prove one of the great iniquities of the cen tury. Social structures have a way of remaining after social functions have changed. This means, race relationally speaking, that when segregation in the south has died a natural death and when the old south can no longer stem the tide of a higher civilization, the highly financed instruments of segregation will be stumbling blocks in the way of the new or der of things whereby the broth erization of mankind will become a fact and not merely a theory. One of the more depressive as pects of the impending situation has been the silence of the Negro educators of the south. The time to speak is now and the matter in question is the matter of this proposed segregated regional uni versity whereby segregation will be unnecessarily prolonged in the (continued on page 4) Well Known Promoter On Trial for Forgery NEW YORK, Feb. 9. (ANP)— James L. (Jimmy) Caruth, the once popular St. Lou|s newspaper man and promoter, went on trial here last week for forgery and it was believed by some of his friends that he was fighting the toughest battle of his career. Caruth, as well known in Chi cago and Cleveland as he was in St. Louis, is accused of fleecing a Lenox tavern owner out of $8500 before she realized what it was all about. The victim, pleasingly plump and just as satisfactory from a point of looks, was Mrs. Lillian Johnson who testified that she had been estranged from her hus band since 1935. Mrs. Johnson, stylishly draped in a grey suit and an expensive looking "New Look" coat which was trimmed in Persian lamb, was the cynosure o fall eyes (four wo men sat on the jury) as she walk ed into General Sessions Judge Saul Streit5s courtroom to testify that Caruth had flim-flammed her out of $3,000 in cash on one oc casion by posing as a contractor and calling himself James C. Gra ham." DAILY EXPRESS VOL. VI.—NO. 7. DAYTON, OHIO, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1948 PRICE, FOUR GENTS SAYS CONGRESS CANNOT PASS ANTI-LYNCH LAW WASHINGTON, Feb. f». (AN P)—A question of whether con gress has the right to pass an anti lynching act or not was brought up by newly elected Sen. Stennis of Mississippi in testimony before the senate judiciary committee last week. He said that this bill was "far beyond the powers of congress to enact." This point was brought out as the senator expressed his opposi tion to the passage of anti-lynch ing bill by congress. He said such a lawT would be a violtion of states rights. Two more Mississippi legislators, Sen. Eastland and Rep. Rankin, are also scheduled to testify against the bill. KIWANIS CLUB BACKS CIVIL RIGHTS FIGHT BUFFALO, Feb. (ANP)—A branch of the same organization which last year hit national head lines for welching on the prize of a car to a Negro raffle winner listende intently last Friday to an analysis of the President's Report on Civil rights. The organization is the internationally famous Ki wanis club whose Buffalo branch had as its guest speaker, Asst. Atty. Robert A. Burrell, the only Negro member of the D. A's. staff in this city. Pointing out that the real import ance of the report on civil rights lies in the hands of community leaders, Mr. Burrell urged the members of Kiwanis to take a lead in the fight for justice to all American citizens. "There can be no real civil rights for all," he said, "until each of us, individually and through our organizations, "insists on judging every other person on his merits instead of the false yard sticks of race, creed, color or na tionality." As I See It By A. D. Braithwaite W,e have refrained from com menting on the new Robeson Park Housing project located at Ger mantown and MacArthur streets, because |here were several fea (continued on page 4) Many Films On Negro Available WASHINGTON, Feb. 9. (AN P)—On the eve of National Negro History week, Roger Albright, di rector of educational services of the Motion Picture association of America, said that a great num ber of motion pictures dealing with the work of the Negro peo ple and America's continuing fight against intolerance are now avail able for use in schools and by edu cational groups. In lauding the aims of National Netional Negro History week, Mr. Albright praised the great heri tage and accomplishments of the Negro people. The films are distributed thru Teaching Films Custodian, a non profit affliate of the Mottion Pic ture association ol' America heavd ed by Eric Johnston. The TFC films, originally pro duced for theatrical showings, were carefully selected and adop ted for eduactional use in schools and colleges all over the nation. In addition, community groups de Gets 7 Years For "Doubling" Money RADIO STATION SEEKS NEGRO ACTORS CHESTER, PA., Feb. 9. (ANP) —tSation WPWA here made his tory this week when it sent out a call for Negro actors to audition with the purpose of forming an all Negro radio theater group. When formed, the players will comprise the cast of a program written by Larry Menkin, writer-producer for WPWA. Commercial work will follow when the group is ade quately trained. Larry Menkin, top-flight writer and producer, is handling the or ganization and trainign of the cast. He feels that Negro actors do not have to dwell on racial and tolerance themes. He plans west erns, mysteries, and exceprts from famous shows for his new cast. A revealing feature of Menkin's plans was the response he re ceived from business men in the vicinity of the station. Most said it was a good idea. A few asked why he was attempting to make Negroes radio actors. The answer .was, "why not?" I Menkin places his success in the voted to educational purposes may use the films. The films are easily available at state university film libraries throughout the country. Among the many films avail able for use by educational groups is the Mettro-Golden Hayer short, "The Story of Dr. Carver." This film tells the life story of the famed scientist, from his infant days when he was sold as a slave, through his work as one of this country's great ment of science. "Motion pictures," Mr. Al bright said, "have become a pow erful teaching tool. The textbook has been given life. The black board has been given movement. A better and a deeper learning has resulted in schools throughout the land." Information may be obtained through TFC in New York at 25 West 43rd street, or from the Educational Service department of the Motion Picture association, 1600 Eye street, N. W., Washing ton, D. C. ST. LOUIS, Feb. 9. (ANP)— Robert A. Butler, who decided shortly before Christmas that the best way to double his money was to split it in two, was sentenced to seven years in a Federal prison last Tuesday for violation of the counterfeit statutes. He pleaded guilty before United tSates Dis trict Judge George H. Moore. Butler, also known as "Chew ing Gum Red," used a razor blade and his fingernail^, which he had allowed to grow long to split three $5 bills and two $1 bills. On the blank sides of the split bills, he pasted paper cut to size. With the back of one $5 bill he paid a 75 charge at a local gro cery store and with the face of the same bill be bought two ap ples and received the change at another store. Secret Service agents said But ler tempted fate too far. Pasted on the blank sides of some of the split bills were portions of a car toon by a cartoonist of one of St. Louis leading daily papers, criti cizing inflation. hands of mail responses from citi zens who believe in his attempt.