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The Hartford Chronicle MAY' 3, 1 FEPC Failure Aids Reds, Says Priest St. Paul, Minn., April Special-"Those who oppose a Fair Employment Practice Commission program in this state may unwittingly be forc ing groups which feel they have been unfairly treated in to the ranks of communism," Father Francis J. Gilligan, chairman of the Minnesota Governor's Interracial Com- mission and professor of moral theology at St. Paul Seminary asserted in a statement to the Father Gilligan during the press. interview went on to clarify his previous statement regard ing the Minnesota Legislature, which is now considering an FEPC bill. "I recognize fully, "Fr. Gill igan said, "the right and duty of each member of the Legis lature to vote according to his personal convictions. Any attempt to coerce legislators is un-American regardless of the manner in which it is done ' I do not wish to appear in this role. "Also I recognize that some of the Legislature may not be convinced that legislation is the method of dealing with racial discrimination." "Yet it seems equally clear to me that a prudent and re sponsible FEPC is a Necessary , device for protecting the na ' tion against communism. Con versely, the " failure" to enact a responsible .FEPC bill paves the roads to communism." Pointing out that Commun ism pretends to treat all races with equality, but that it is "only a means of ensnaring hearts and minds in a Godless program of political force, the noted priest told the legisla tors that "If Negroes are con stantly denied employment be cause of their race, they judge that they have no stake in the existing economic order. They can become easy prey to com munistic propaganda." "Unwittingly those who oppose a responsible FEPC prepare the field in which com munists can work," Fr. Gill igan said. Negro Team Captures Catholic School League Louisville, Ky.,.April- In one of the most dramatic games ever played in the twenty-nine year history of the parochial play-offs, St. Augustine's basketball quintet here turned back the St. Fran cis Assisi five 32-30 to capture the Parochial League Champ ionship. An individual trophy was presented every member of the winning team by the Record, official publication of the Archdiocese of Louisville. Father W.D. Hines coached the winners. HAVE YOU JOINED THE N.A.A.C.P.? NOW IS THE TIME ' CAN LEARN TO SING THE INK SPOTS' BILL KENNY WAY . . . GET BILL KENNY'S SINGING SECRETS V; ' r Ny? A- z vT !. 1 1 ' ! nr rt ii'taMiaririAtii Mirtfitr iiii(iii imtmnmiuuMmd Bill Kenny and The Celebrated Tenor of the World Famous Ink Spots Lifts the Veil of Mystery To Give His Own Explanation and Personal Instructions For Voice Development! 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Commenting on the election, the Chronicle, Spokane daily newspaper, has complimented editorially the Gonzaga student body for the "nice sense of values" they showed in the election. "There is no good reason that this honor should not have been paid,"" the editorial as serts. "Young John. Hopkins has been an inspiration to his fellow students. He has main tained a straight "A" average for seven semesters in the class ical course in addition to par ticipating in competitive speak ing. More than that he has won the respect of his fellow students, or he would not have been named for this high office. "One cannot help wondering how many Negro boys like Hopkins, with, the will and the ability to succeed, have been crowded back into social obliv ion in other parts of the coun try where prejudice dooms mi nority races before they have a chance to show their wares," the editorial continues. ! 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