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Price I A Newspaper 10 cents | j Without j At All News Stands A M(IZzIg In Two Sections—Section One j I VOL. XXX—No. 28 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS SATURDAY JUNE 12, 1948 , . -_ . ■ _ PRICE 1<> CEW??T * * IT ^ IT ^ " A.M.R’s Ask Ohio Governor to Retract From Wilberforce * • ' V _ - .. GENERAL CONFERENCE SECY OF SENATE AND HOUSF SPEAKER SENDS RESOLUTION TO PRES. ST. LOUIS, Mo.—Dr. llussell S. Brown, Secretary of the Gen eral Conference of the A M E church this wee pursuant to action ol the General Conference at Kansas City, Kansas, forwarded to Ohio s Governor Thomas J. Herbert, the President of the Ohio Sen ate and the Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives copies of resolutions unanimously passed asking that the State of Ohio wiath draw from the operation of a competing school at Wilberforce. In his letter of transmittal, Dr. Brown said: ' governor l nomas J. Herbert The State of Ohio I ! Hear Governor Herbert: “I was authorized by the Gen- I eral Conference of tihe A M E church, recently held in Kansas I City, Kansas, to send to you this | resolution, which explains itself. | It was unanimously passed by! the General Conference, consist- I ing of 1910 representative dele- | gates from every state in the ! Union and foreign districts. A great deal of discussion , 'preceded itjs adoption, because : of the aroused interest through- | out the nation over the deplor able consequences at one of our oldest educational institutions— Wilberforce university, located near Xenia, Ohio. These dele gates felt that you, as an honor able officer of the great state, which has long cooperated in the work of education at Wilber force, would see to it that our plea for our own school would reach the ears of the State Leg islature and grant us the pri vilege of continuing to handle the school ourselves, and thus withdraw from competing with us, at the same time avoid main taining a tax-supported school, exclusive for Negroes in the State of Ohio. We don’t want to believe that the State of Ohio would go so far, contrary to its own immortal Continued On Page Two — VOTE REPUBLICAN — Wellesley Proves It Has No Quota System in Religion , WEfLL’fVL'EiY, Mass.—All in quiris about race and., religion are to be dropped from the ap plication blanks for .admission to Wellesley college in 1949, Mrs. Mildred McAfee Horton, presi dent of the college, announced last week. “This^ action was voted by the Academic Council after careful consideration and was ratified by the ®)ard of trustees at its meeting on May 14,” she said. ‘•The action was taken to tree the college from even the ap- 1 pearanee of unfair discrimination . in the selection of students,” i Mrs. Horton revealed, “Weiles- j ley has never had a ‘quota sys tern,” with a definite percentage of students of any religious pre ference selected each year, but j thre has been a conscious plan ning of th community to include i representatives of varied racial and religious groups.” j ! i MILWAUKEE, WIS.—Miss Bar bara A. Jones is looking forward to the life of a Registered Nurse. The pretty, former Milwaukee girl will graduate from the Uni versity of Minnesota school of Nursing on June 15—just 10 days: after the traditional “Pinning Ceremony” in whch the grls receive their nursing pins. | After that, the only hurdle left is an appearance before the State Board of Nursing early in July, and Miss Jones’ career Will be under way. Born in Des Moines, la., Miss Jones came to Milwaukee with her family in 1925. She attended St. Francis school where she graduated with, honors and won a scholarship for two years to Messmer - high school. She later attended Marquette university for two years bfeore enrolling at Minnesota. By June, she will have completed three additional years at the Minnespolis school. Miss Jones has not yet decid ed where she will practice. — VOTE REPUBLICAN — PRESENT THREE ACT DRAMA JUNE 25 AND 26 Miss Ethel Minns Lucus- pre sents the Intermediates in a 3-act drama “Sleeping Beauty,” on June 25 and 26 at 8:30 p. m. at the Wendell Phillips audit orium. B’anche S. Evans is assistant director. Well KnownlSouth SidefMerchant dk Passes Away On June 8, passed away, one of the most liked and respected business men on the South Side Mr. Albert Goldstein, 68, proprie tor of a grocery and market at j 236 East 35th st. Mr. Goldstein was an old-timer of Chicago, having come here and established business iu 1898. He had been in business on the South Side, in the same location for 30 years. He was a quiet man and con sidered the welfare of others. He cooperated with and aided to the best of his ability, the people of the South Side all during his business days here. He made no enemies, he had nothing but friends. There is no one who can say |a. jword ,against him. His honesty and love of his fellow man was beyond reproach. His business will be carried [ on in that same honest and ef- j ficient manner by his two sons, Ephraim and Harold Goldstein. The principles which he Jaid down, these two splendid young men will carry on. It will also be remembered that less than a year ago, in July, his wife, Mi’s. (Cora Goidstein 1 departed this life, and together with his death taks from the South Side, a most beloved couple. i There are also three surviving , daughters, an eight grand-cnild jren. - f — VOTE REPUBLICAN — i EDITOR ASKS SOCIAL JUSTICE FOR NEGROES NEW YORK—“Next to a just and lasting peace for the world, social justice in America is the most important problem of the United States,” said George K. Hunton, editor of the Interracial Review, in an address to the Discussion Club of St. Ignatius ! Loyola parish here. “Mr. Hunton’s topic was I “Racial Equality and Religious I Toleration.” He pointed out that “progress has been great, but Negro leaders still ask legisla tors to grant elementary rights given to the most recent white immigrants.” “The world looks to America,” Mr. Hunton remarked. “Asia and Africa are asking, “How: does democracy treat persons of col or?” Communists take advantage of the situation: but democarcy can vindicate itself by aooiish ink the poll tax, segregated edu cation, and Jim Crow cars; by opening Southern libraries to Negro readers, and hospitals all over the country to Negro doc tors and nurses; by passing a federal FE PC law. Annual Meeting of Tha First Church of Christ, Scientist Held in Boston, Massachusetts, Monday, June 7,1948 BOSTON, Mass. — Declaring that democartic government is the instrument through Vyhi(‘h an irresistible, gipiritual force is • • HARRY C. BROWNE Incoming Pres, of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientists, Boston, Mass. being channeled into the affairs of men, . The Christian . Science Board of Directors today urged Christian Scientists, iy annual meeting, here to worl f strongly and actively for the ut-iense of free governments throughout the world. Rightly conceived, the Birec 40 i-'uyaa]^ iBiuiuya M.4 picf s..c, I ihe Motuer Church, Tue rust 1 Chuica ot Christ, Scientist, ini Boston, Massachusetts, uemo- I cratic government is something j more than an aggregationoi ieg islat.ve acts and legalized rules of conduct. "li is tue orderly unfoldment of the moral character and spir itual integrity of its citizens,” the ipckesmen |for the wonuf wide Christian Science move ment affirmed. As such, tae>( said, free government rightly merits active defense of its sac red purpose, in addition to the pious declarations of aliegiance to its outer form. Thousands of Christian Scien I tists from many parts of the I world heard the Directors issue ; a distinct challenge to the proud 1 boastful “Goliaths of today, as I they go to and fro in the earth. Denying God, they are denying their own life, for God is the j only life of man,” they stated. ! In free governments, now | seriously endangered by the j modern Goliaths, the Directors commented, there is a foice that gathers its strength lrom •'the . same eternal truth given by ! Christ Jesus in his peerless Ser mon on the Mount.” Ultimately j it shall be seen, they said, that "no individual or nation on earth j can Avithstand the power and presence of God and ilis G-nirst.’’ , The Directors’ statement hign | lighted a series of papeus and reprts made to the Annual Meet ing. Set against t.ie background or the great Mother clnuch uome j and the divurch park resplendent | with mid-Spring blooms, the re j ports streesed the 1 enanissance , d? religious acth^ties vurtjugh I out the postwar world, and ie eir.iphu*zeu the priviieuges of free assembly and freedom of woiship as the human symbols of ‘‘spiritual freedom.’; With the warnings of serious dangers to democratic govern ment^ the Directors also- gave aserance that the antagonists of Continued On Page Two PRESIDENT OF XAVIER UNIVERSITY HONORED 61 CATHOLIC UNI WASHINGTON, D. C.—Mother Mary Agatha Ryan, S B S, pre sident of Xavier university, New* Orleans, La., received the hon orary degre eof Doctor of Laws at commencement, exercises of the Catholic university of America here, June 9. The honor, highest awarded by the Catholic university, was j conferred on Mother Agatha in recognition of her pioneering ef- ! forts in behalf of Catholic high- j er education for Negroes and | Inmans. Underh er guidance, Xavier university has grown in enroll ment, since its foundation in 1925 from 47 students to more than 1100. It includes a Coliege of Liberal Arts and Sciences, a College of Pharmacy, a School of Education, and a Graduate School. The Univeristy holds an A rating from the Southern As sociation of Colleges and Secon dary Schools and is accredited by the State of Louisiana. Xavier is conducted under Catholic auspices by the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, con gregation of Catholic nuns to which Mother Agatha belongs. Besides serving as president of Xavier university, Mother Aga tha has held the office of Dir ectress General of the 75 other schools conducted by the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, and also the office of Directress of* Studies for the Sisters of the congregation. These duties en abled her to establish schools for the Navajo Indians as well as for Negroes. Mother Agatha is the author of “Catholic Education and the Ne gro” and “Catholic Education and the Indian.” Gover’t Advertises Anti-Bias Theater* In Washington, D. C. WASHING, D. C.—The United States government is asking rent bids for the Belasco Thea tre in this city. The bids are for a ten-year conditional lease, will be received by the Federal Gov ernment on July 1. Maj. Gen. Philip B. Fleming, Federal Works Administrator, announced today. There have been several re ports of prospective bids by in terest! who are anxious to open another legitimate theatre in Washington, but wish to open it on a npn-bias operation. Named among the prospective bidders have been the American National I Theatre and Acaumy; The t Washington Art Center, Inc., and I Joseph H. Curtis, son of Harry1 | Cohn, president of Columbia Pictures Corporation. There are enthusiastic pros pects that the 53 year old thea tre will reopen, since there is much speculation about whether the operators of the National Theatre, the only legitimate house in the capital will adhere to the ultimatum handed them by the Actors Equity, to close after August, unless they revived ; their Jim Grow policy. I — VOTE REPUBLICAN — Howard Senior i Elected Students’ | Representative j BALTIMORE, Md— Mtes Caryl Barnes, senior at Howard uni versity, Washington, D. C., was j elected reginonal secretary of ' the National Students’ Assoc, here last week. Founded two years ago, the Association is the largest stu dent organization in the United States. It is the only student organization represented in the United States Commission for UNESCO. Other officers elected to re present colleges in Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia were: Michael J. Ru- j bino, Catholic university, Wash- j ington, D. C., President: Olga Suydan, Notre Dame college, j Baltimore, VivebPresadent. and'. Mary Jane Comerford, Trinity college, Washington,, Treasurer. The officers elected will re 1 present some 30,000 students at i j j 7 area colleges and universities. Miss Lari.eci was iprmerly 1 president oi the Newman club,, ciganizaticn of Catholic students I cn the Howard university cam-1 pus. . VOTE REPU3L1CAN — 1 Catholic Priest to Direct Men In Retreat Prayer ALBANY, N. Y.—An interrac- j ial enclosed retreat will he held here at the Jesuit House of Re- . treats, Glenmont, from July 2 to juiy 6, it has been announced. [ A retreat is a period spent in j prayer .'and refcollecticfn,' under the guidance of a spiritual dir ector. Father John LaFarge, S. J-» Editor of America and founder j of the Catholic Interracial Coun cil movement, will conduct the retreat. Members of the Catholic Laymen’s Union of New York will participate. Dishwasher Seized As One of Thugs In Subway Robbery^ Louis (Heavy) Davis, 20 of 555 Arthington st., Negro dish washer, was seized by police •yesterday and identified by' a wtireas as one of three men Vrtio slugged and robbed Peter Slet terdahl, 52, of Mnneepols, early Frday on the subway platform at Monroe and State sts. Detectves Alfred Brooks and Robert Mohom, Negroes, detal ed by Polce Commissioner Pren dergast in an endeavor to curb a wave of brazen crimes, arrest ed Davis at Grand av., and Clark, st. “on information,” they said. Mise Lee Vaiare, 23, of 4142 N. Ashland av., night elub singer, who witnessed the slugging, identified Davis as the thug who beat Sletterdahl. She said Davis' j apparently had just met his I companions and one of thefn, after a brief conversation with Davis, grabbed Sletterdahl while Davie struck the victim. Sletter dahl, assistant vie president of the National Association of Re tail DruggiSts, was stripped of $48, luggage, wristwatch, gold ring, and eye glasses. — VOTE REPUBLICAN — N. Y. College Fund Women Reach the Halfway Mark NEW YORK — The Greater New York women’s division fo the United Negro college fund has reached the halfway mark of its $100,000 goal, it was an nouced today by Mrs. Chauncey L. Waddell of Riverdale, the Bronx, chairman of the division, Serving as chairman of the Up per Manhattan women’s commit tee of the division is Mrs. James H. Ward, wife of the Harlem physician and a teacher in the city school system. In reporting contributions re ceived to date totaling $51,800 Mrs. Waddell urged the workers to intensify their efforts to raise ' the entire quota of $100,000. J Pointing out that the Fund s af filiated colleges produce the majority of the teachers and ■ other professionally trainee lea- I dels who are working to raise ' the general educational level of : America’s 14,000,000 Negro cit izens, Mrs. Wadded stated that the schools are now icaing the greatest financial problem in their histories. Citing higher op erating costs and enlarged en rollments as the reasons for the need for increased financial aid, Mrs. Waddell stated that there were now 31,000 students atten- ( ding the Fund’s memer schools, in training for “productive citi zenship.’’ Mrs. Waddell, daughter of for. mer Chief Justice Char lets Evans Hughes, has ‘served for three seccessive years as chairman of the Fund’s Greater New York Women’s division. Mr. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., is chairman of the National Council of the Fund and Mr. William E. Cotter is national campai^i chairman this year. Reece Announces lflSteps of the GOP Convention The National Convention is the heart of the Republican Party It will determine the pro cedure for calling the 19<52 Con vention, and will elect members ot the National Committee for the next four years of GOP op eration. Assembling as individual de legations from States and other political subdivisions, it will not be technically recognized as the Convention until officialyy call ed to order by Chairman Reece on Monday morning, June 21. From that point on the following 14 steps have traditionally marked the prorgess of Repub lican National Conventions: 1. Presentation of the teftn porary roll of Delegates. Cre dentials Committee Avill decide if Delegates are eligible for seat ing. 2. Radmg o tthe convention Call. (Summons to assemble). 3. Election of temporary of ficers and Convention committees who then take over the operation of the Convention There are four committees: Credentials. Permanent Organization, Rules and Order of Business, Resolu tions (Platform). 4. Keynote Address by Tem porary Chairman, 5. Report of credentials com mittee—when this report is ad opted the assembly is officially seated and assumes its perman ent or official form. 6. Report of committee on Permanent Organization and I election of permanent officers. I (Ordinarily the permanent chairman adn the honorary vice presidents are the only ones opts the other temporary offic named and the Convention ad ers as permanent.) 7. Address by the Permanent Chairman. 8. Report by the Committee on Rules and Order of Business —this determines the Conten tion rocedure and Delegate qual ifications for 1952. 9. Report of Committee on Resolutions—The Platform for 1948. 10. Nominations and balloting for Presidential nomination. 11. Nominations and baRoting for —vice-presidential nomina tion. 12U Resolution authorizing the National Committee to iiii any and all vacancies in the national ticket. (This gives the National Committee—composed of two members from each state—the power to nominate another candidate in the event of the “death, declination or otherwise” oif the Convention’* nominees. Members are entitled to the samenumber of votes as their states had at the Convention. Or, the Committee could call another Convention.) 13. Election of members to the National Committee. 14. Appointment of a Commit | tee to formally notify the two candidates of their nomination. (The notification and acceptance i speeches of the nominees then follow. They may mae their ac ceptance speeches at the conclu sion of the Convention or fix a later date and place.) _ VOTE REPUBLICAN — Southern Church uiii Segregation ^oand Doctrine ATLANTA, Ga.——As lar as Southern Churchmen are con cerned, Jim Crow its an express ed purpose of God, in fact, such a view was accepted by the Southern Methodist church or South arolina. In Georgia, tne Southern Presbyterian cnureh recently voted to remain as a member of the Federal Council of Churches of Christ, even though it charged that the Council has socialistic leanings. What’s more, the Council favors non-segregation, which the Sou thern Presbyterian church con siders doctrinally unsound. -.VOTE REPUBLICAN — THE HARRIET TUBMAN CLUB will have a trip through tie Bowman Dairy; Firm ana play Keno in their Recreation Rocm ,4241 State St., Wednesday, June 16th at 7:30 P. M. TWO NEGROES ORDAINED AS PRIESTS fCOLLEGEVILLE, Minn_ITwfo Negroesv were among the can didates raised to the Catholic priesthood at St. John’s Abbey here last week. They are Father Bartholomew L. Sayles, O S V and Father Harvey W. Shepherd, O S B. Both of the priests are members of the Benedictine Order, centuries -old society of Catholic monks, which conducts St. John’s college here and thousands of similar institutions of higher learning throughout the world. Both priests are also natives of New Orleans;', La;., and bo|Li studied at Xaiver univeristy in that city. Father Barthlomew Sayles en ter Xavier university, New Or leans, in 1935, after his gradua tion from McDonough No 35 high school. He was graduated from Xavier in 1939 with a ma jor in music. Subsequently, he studied at St. Augustine’s Minor Seminary, Bay St. Louis, Miss., and St. John's ccfllege, College ville Minn. In 1944 he entered the seminary at St. John's Ab- ! bey beginning the four-year j course in theology. He finished j this course last month. Father'Sayles is well-kfjwri In New Orleans for luf nctivitTes in musical circles At a student at Xavier university, he directed the University glee club, litur gical choir and male octet. He also directed the Gregorian and other liturgical music at the University during the Eucharis- ; tic Congress held in New Orleans | in October, 1938. From 1937-1939 j he served as director of the Men j and Boy's choir, Corpus Cnirsti church, New Orleans. At St. John’s university, Father Sayles has been organist for the college students. Like wise, he has occupied the first chair of the bass violin section in the University’s symphony orchestra. Also a native of New Orleans, Father Harvey Shepherd studied at St. Augustine’s Preparatory Seminary, Bay St. Louis, Miss., Xavier university, and St. John’s university Collegeville, where he | wps awarded the Bajchelor of i Arts degree. From 1946-1947 he I acted as head librarian of the I Oblat Library at St. John’s Ab bey. — VOTE REPUBLICAN — _ ft u> All police officers assigned to the Traffic Bureau will begin wearing the new traffic should er patch, as illustrated, about ; Julyi 1, ■Commissioner John C, j ! Prendergast said today. j i The patch will be worn on j both sleeves at the shoulder. > Captains, lieutenants and ser- ' geants will wear gold-bordered j patches, and patrolmen will ; wear patches with blue borders. ] In addition to the patch, spec- j ial symbols will be wcrn by ! members of the various units off the Traffic Bureau. The symbol for the foot traffic : I men will be a wheel. A wheel ' | with an arrow through it will 1 I be a Wheel with an arrow through ft will be used by the accident investigation men, and a wheel with wings on either side will be the designation for motorcycle men and tho6e who ; I drive the enforcement coupes, j Catholic Students Organize Boycott Against Intolerance DUBUQUE, Iowa—Students at Immaculate Conception Academy; I Catholic academy for girls here, have resolved to boycott places of business in which intolerance of any kind is fostered. The re. I solution has been approved by the faculty at the school, and student committees have been* sent to other Catholic schools of the city to solicit cooperation. The resolution reads as follows “We the students of Immaculate Conception, have pledged our* selves against intolerance, whether racial or religious. WTe purpose not to patronize places in which these un-Chris tian and un-American views are" practiced. We hope thus to make the owners of these places rea lize the selfishness of such views and reverse their attitude. Such action, however, will not be taken without notifying them of our intentions. By this, we mean no personal offense to the proprietors* of places where intolerance is practiced, but let it be known we shall do all in our power to combat such intolerance; for we are convinced that a definite I step taken against un.democratic [ relations will make Dubuque a better place, and a better Dub uque means a better world for us, the citizens of tomorrow." _ VOTE REPUBLICAN — | Freedom Pledge Highlight of Rededication Week i THE FREEDOM PLEDGE 1 am an American; A free American /• Free to speak—withoutfear Fre to worshipu my own Gocf Free to stand for what I think right ; Free to oppose what I believe wrong ; Free to choose those who gov ern my country This heritage of Freedom A pledge to uphold For myself and all mankind. Chicago will be longest stop on the most eventful train tour in American history when the . Freedom train, carrying 127 documents heralding the Ameri can hertiage, g^es on display here July 5 through 9. The seven-car train, powered by the famous locomotive, “Spir it of 1776,” will be open from. 10 a. m. to 10 p. m. during its five day stay in Burham Park at Waldron drive fl6th street) and the Outer drive, near Cold ier Field. The train spearheads the program which seeks to re create awareness of American democracy ideals. Freedom Fledge to be Highlight of Rede dication Week Mayor Kennelly has arranged for a week of rededication to the principles of American citizen ship. Set for June 26 to July 4, it w5xi Tmmediately precede the visit of the famous train. A series of events are sc a uled lor the period design*... to give every man, woman and child in the community an opportunity to make effective the slogan that “Freedom i% Everbody’e Job.’’ Highlight oi all activities ar ranged for Rededioaticm Wepk will be the administering and re cital of the Freedom Pledge. The following schedule is an nuoced for Rededication Week: wontinued on Pago Three .... — VOTE REPUBLICAN — New Wardrobe For Haile Selassie NEW YORK—A Sebena Bel gian Airlines all-cargo plane left La Guardia Field this week car rying a complete new wardrobe for Emperor Hiale Selassie of Ethiopia. The clothes were made by Kapa, Inc., 783 Madison av.,' I New York City. According to an official of the air linets the Em peror wanted the conservative American styling. The wardrobe included three dinner suits, six lounge suits, three sports jackets, two pairs ; of slacks and two lightweight i topcoats.