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VOL. XXX—No. 28 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS SATURDAY JUNE 12, 1948 , . -_ . ■ _ PRICE 1<> CEW??T
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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.

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