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IBetrotts£S^fibtme W.tillllMft wurfflip BF yitwaM mM Owned and Published by MIDWEST PUBLISHING COMPANY, INC. SIM St. Antoine, nt Colnabln, Detroit, Mleh. entered me. second class matter at the Post Office at Detroit; Michigan, under the Act of March 3, 1879 Toms ot Subscription (Payable in advance) One year $1.71; six months. $1.00: three months. 60c; foreign sub script ions; $125 a year. PHONE CLIFFORD SM4 J. Edward McCall, Editor Charles Mosley, Genera, Manager Editorial THE SPIRIT OF THANKSGIVING Another Thanksgiving season is here, and as usual, many of us will greet it with hearts full of gratitude, while others can see nothing for which to be thankful. Nevertheless, whether we realize it not, we all daily receive many blessings, for which we should feel deeply grateful. No condition is so bad, that it could not be worse. Some of the people we meet, complain because they art* out of work. It is unfortunate for one to be out of work, but it is still worse to be jobless, in failing health, home less and without friends. We sometimes think that we should be thankful only for big blessings, but this is a mistake. There are hudreds of small blessings we are constantly receiving. We often forget to say ‘Thank you,” to friends who go out of their way to render us service; but those two little words have, magic power. A lady rang us over the phone this week, to express thanks for a news item of her husband’s success, which we published in a recent issue of the Tribune. Her grati tude was so genuine, and so unusual, that it inspired every employee in our office. No matter how great our hardships, we should never yield to the spirit of bitterness and ingratitude. While waiting in pain for the return of more prosperous days, let us be thankful for the common blessing we enjoy, such as the air we breathe, the sunshine that cheers us, and th * * hope which to-morrow offers us. also for the courage to endure temporary hardships and privations, and tor the j will to overcome. Let us likewise be thankful for the friends we have, including the Friend who died, that we might live. We suggest that those of us who have good jobs and comfortable homes show our gratitude at this Thanks giving season, by ministering to the less fortunate. There are many among the masses of our group who are desti tute. They would be glad to receive such articles of food, 'uel ai gre <»hJe to give them. MBfTersonally, we of the Tribune are especially thank ful that we have the opportunity to serve our people dur ing this critical period. We are equally grateful for the loyal support given the Tribune bv the advertising and reading public. T.I A PROGRESSIVE STEP ? The Tribune wishes to congratulate the Detroit Branch of the National Association for the Advancemnt of tolored People upon the progressive step its officials have inaugurated, by publishing in this paper a compre hensive monthly survey of its activities. The first installment of this interesting feature ap pears on page 2. of this issue, under the heading—“De- i troit’s N. A. A. C. P. Activities.” The information contained in this unique news section has been painstakingly prepared by officials of the orga nization. and should claim the enthusiastic interest of every member of the race in Detroit, as well as in every other city of Micbyian. The local N. A. A. (\ I*, branch has been doing splen did work for years, in investigating and adjusting issues of vital interest to our people in the community, and in defending members of the group,, in cases where race discrimination and other forms of injustice have been dis covered ; but many of these activities are never heard of by the general public. In several cases of unusual impor tance, such as the Sweet case and a few others, much pub licity was given on those occasions, but the organization has discovered that greater progress can be made in its work, if the public is kept constantly informed of the local N. A. A. C. P. activities. In other words. President 1,. C. Blount and the other wide-awake officials of the‘organization realize that in conducting the work of an organization like the N. A. A.! C. P. as well as other kinds of business, it pays to adver tise. particularly in advertising mediums such as the De-' troit Tribune. The Reviewing Stand By Ufontf hmnren The hundreds of Negroes who claim membership in the Catholic churches must have been shocked out of their wits when they read the account of the address by Bishop Gallahger. Roman Catholic bishop, of this diocese, on the war of the Italians against the Ethio pians. The address was given In the church of the Holy Family at the Armistice Sunday mass on November 11th, 1935, in the bean of what Is popularly called ‘‘Little Italy.’* When an announcement con'es from a prince of the Church, or any other of Its officers, one ex pects, at |past that the announce ment would uphold the doctrines and principles of the Prince of Peace whom he has vowed to serve and to whom he has dedicated his life. The good bishop, however, forgetful of his vows, unmindful of his purpose to which he has de dicated his life has descended from that high and lofty plane, whsa he upholds the Italian inva sion and war of aggression In Ethiopia. What England has done else where. or what she intends to do tn Ethiopia, how she acquired her territories and build her empire, baa no consideration In this dis cussion. What has been done gives Italy so right to do what she Is aow doing. The point ought to be ...EDITORIALS... well taken that a churchman, a lishop f should not advocate viol ence, robbery, or a war of aggres sion In the face of solemn treaties and International Pa»t«« for peace, but on the contrary advocaf» good will to all Christendom, to all man kind What the bishop might have done, or should have done was to relieve as much as possible the troubles of » world sick of war and* ' sick of misery without resorting to the sword. Why should it he u "dlsgrncegul thing" for the Untied States to partlrlpnte in the i -onomlc boy cott of Italy and not an equally disgraceful thing for the United State* to meddle into the affairs of the aoverelgn state of Mexico because of religious controversy is Involved? Why Is Ethiopia a bar barous and un-chrtst!an country, whilst the United States with Ita scores of lynchings be a prototype of civilisation? Let us put the United States In the place of Ethiopia, the United States which stride the beginning of the year 1935 has perpetrated tnore than naif a dot<>n lynchings on Its black citisens. The Mshop has been conspicuously silent on these occurrence hot very blatant on what occur In Ethiopia. When Bishop Gallagher or any other churchman advocates the sword Instead of the Cross, there Is a suspicion that he dine* neith er at the table nor drinks from tha cup of the Prince of Peace THE DETROIT TRIRUMH—BATUBDAV NOVEMBER 30. 1»35 Listen, Detroit! THE VOICE OF NEGRO BUSINESS A Trade Periodical i» published monthly by the Booker T. Washington Trade Asso cialion, or which Rev. W 11. Peck Ih president. Walter Delsarte is manager of the paper. The purpose of the publication is to stimulate Negro Business in Greater Detroit. Copies are distributed free. Read the Voice each month and urge your friends to patronise Negro business and professional people Join the Booker T. Washington Trade Association. Safe Drivers Pledge In the interest of accident prevention and safer motor car operation on the streets of Detroit and in co-operation with the Detroit Police Department, I am making the following pledge; 1. To drive at a rate of speed that will en able me to stop in the assured clear dis tance ahead. 2. Not to cut in and out of traffic. :t. To obey all traffic signs. 1. To obey all traffic signals. 5. To be watchful for pedestrians especi ally children, stepping into traffic from behind or between parked cars. 6 To always signal my intentions before turning left, right, or stopping, also be fore leaving the curb, and to look back to make sure that such movement can be made safely. 7. To drive in such a manner as not to en danger or to be likely to endanger the life, limb, or property of others. S. To be CAREFUL. COURTEOUS, and CONSIDERATE at all times. Kill out und sign the following coupon, and bring or mail it io the Tribune office 2116 St. Antoine, and your name will be enrolled with the names of thousands of other citizens who are co-operating in the campaign for traffic safety Name Address Mall To metro it ’ Witmne aui s o i 7i o~i mu hi has Yo ur Job Printing Represents YOU IF IT IS NEAT, ACCURATE, STY lith, and shows extraordinary per sonal care in every detail, you will be judged accordingly. Let the Tribune Independent Print ing Department make your job printing reflect credit on you. No job too small, no job too large. LOWEST PRICES PRINTING DEPARTMENT 2146 St. Antoine Street Clifford 2924 DELIVERY SERVICE CALVIN SAYS By Floyd J. Calvin Italian A trod ties The revolting details of Italian atrocities in Ethiopia are begin ning to filter through to the put side world. An Associated Pre*b dispatch reports: "An official Ethiopian communique, charged today that soldiers of Italy’s in vading armies "have entered con vents and violated the young sis ters.’ The communique, which said some of the alleged assaults on women at Adowa, Aksum. Adlgrat land other occupied cities ‘will | shock the conscience of the civi-j llzed world.’ added: ‘Some of the: Italian soldiers are violating even the wives of Ethiopian priests.’ At the persuasion of monks, the communique continued, natives are deserting the Italian-occupied cities ‘and fleeing to the desert rather than submit to the Italian outrages." War brings suffering and cruel ty in its train. This war, however, which was launched with the avowed purpose of bringing “civi lization' lo an allegedly "barbar ous people,’ might be expected to lm kept near the humane plane iu its prosecution, if Mussolini ex pects any sympathy whatsoever, even from his own controlled priests. The Catholic Church, hav ing blessed the African campaign, must now witness the despoliation of Christian men and women at the point of the sword she upholds. Seoftsboro Victory With the calling of a Negro Juror in the Scottsboro ease, the race won the five-year fight for Judicial reform In Alabama. When the case was first called. Alabama s<-orned the very idea of u Negro sitting on the Seottshoro Jury. But with two reversals by the Supreme Court 1 of the Knifed StateH, Alabama paused In its mad effort to railroad these hoys to the.electric chair. Even the most prejudiced whites concluded they might as well face the inevitable and recognize the existence of Negro citizens who were Intelligent and paid taxes. But the spirit that eaused this five years of wrangling and bitterness i Is not dead. Even now we hear the J Old South muttering through' Its i teeth In the editorial correspond-! ence of John Temple Graves of Birmingham. Writing to the New York Times, a newspaper which did much by its policy of fairness to expose the shamelessness of the Southern Judirlal system. Mr. Graves says: “Southern' lawyers * with whom this writer has dis- J cussed the situation are convinced i that the now apparently South- J wide practice of placing the names i of Negroes on Jttrv rolls Is legal- ' ly faithful to the point made by I the I'nlted States Supreme Court' last April, and that their eontlnu-! big absence from actual Juries is something against which there can bo no recourse at law now.’’ This comment reveals that the old nnti-Negro spirit, where man- ! hood rights are concerned, is not dead. Mr. Graves continues: “There is no 'doubt of the fact that Negroes are just about as success fully and consistently excluded from Jury duty in this part of the i South today ns they were before the Supreme Court's decision. And | there are enough legal loopholes and human Ingenuities on hand to keep them excluded, apparently, for a long time to come. It is-too bad these “human ingenuities’’ can not he utilized In a more construc tive way than is proposed by Mr. Graves it seems useless to point out that it Is this type of low think ing that Is holding even the white South down Seed of Playwright* Warren Coleman, who plays the role of Crown In the Gershwin opera. "Porgy and Ross, now cur rent on Broadway in New York, 1 sees the future of the Negro artor hinging on the development of Ne- j gro playwrights. Says Mr. Cole- | man. who studied at the New Rng-1 land Conservatory of Music, and whose play, "Juba.” Is now In re hearsal In Boston: "The theatre has been a precarious place for the | Negro In the past. Plays for Negroes have been few, and the Neg-o actor has not had enough steady employment to give him the opportunity to grow Unfortunate ! ly. few of the literary figures I which my race has produced have I gone In for the drama. We have had splendid poets and fine novel ists. We must have great play wrights. too—then the Negro will take his proper place In the thea tre.” The fact that Mr. Coleman gave this Interview to a leading New York Sunday newspaper shows sympathy and support will be forthcoming from the best element of the theatrical world for the Ne gro playwright, fjingston Hughes* drama, '•Mulatto,” while an un pleasant theme. 1s already demon strating that Broadway will sup port plays by NegTO writer*. Mr. Coleman was right In not minimising the work of white writ ers who have attempted to portray with dignity and sincerity the life of the Negro In dramatic form. In the same Interview he said: "It Is not often that one finds people outside the race who understand the Negro as do Oeorge Gershwin and Du Bose Heyward. In "Porgy and Bees* they have caught the spirit of the race. Theirs Is a ser ious and dignified approach to the subject, and I am proud to hare had some small part in the crea tion of the first real American folk opera—an opera dealing with my people.’ Parents Reading The United Parents Associations of New York City maintains in Its library a list of publications which Parent-Teacher associations thro ughout the. country would do. well to copy, On this list are: American Chi|dhood. for kindergarten teach, ers and parents of little children; American Teucher. organ of Ameri can Federation of Teachers; Child Study, professional magazine; Journal of Adult Education; Jour* ! nsl of American Association of I'niversity Women ; Mental Hygi ene; National Bourd of Review Magazine, appraisal of movies, etc. National Parent-Teacher Maga zine; Parent Education, profes sional publication; Parents Maga eine, about children “from crib to college The Parents Review, an English publication; Progressive Education, a quarterly; School ■ 3 WINNERS P P ,> No. 1 \fjaS JOE louis fnm “THE BROWN BOMBER” B ’JF.9 THE SENSATION AGE pw lUB WORLD’S CHAMPION LOU ' 3 0 «unuumumm:««rmt;:n::: No. 2 CLEAN NEWSY PROGRESSIVE UNRIASED No. 3 . ... jrat y j For A Limited Time Only We Offer 10 WEEKS subscription to Detroit Tribune Value 50c Joe Louis Coin Bank SI.OO Total $1.50 THIS 51.50 VALUE FOR 51.00 Do Not Pass Up This Opportunity The “Joe Louis'* Coin Bank a that sella for SI.OO is sweeping the country—Why NOT GET YOURS TODAY— Together It with Michigan's Leading Ne gro Newspaper for Ten Weeks at the low price of sl.oo—The Price of the Coin Bank alone. 3146 St. AftWijvsdfciwet, Corner Cplutbit Clifford fX4 Activities, about games, etc.; School and Home, twice a year from Ethical Culture schools. 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