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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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
He said that this bill was "far
beyond the powers of congress to
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
Two more Mississippi legislators,
Sen. Eastland and Rep. Rankin,
are also scheduled to testify
against the bill.
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
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
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Many Films On
Negro Available
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
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.

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