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!*ut I’lu>ori/ in /o IViir/iVi* Police officers of Detroit were enrolled last week in a course entitled, “The Police Officer and the Law.” offered bv Wayne University in cooperation w’ith the State Board of Control and the City Police Depart ment. It is commendable that shch a course is made avail able to members of the law enforcement agency, for *it appears as a stepping stone towards equipping the officers with long-needed “theory.” A course in criminal behavior to be given by Allan Canty, director of the Recorder's Court Clinic is planned for February. These courses, the first for fifteen weeks, will be given each Wednesday evening on the sixth floor of Police Headquarters on Beaubien, starting this week. Due to the continued reports of infraction of rules by police officers among the Negro segments in the city, these courses should do much to ease this frictioh which has the officer of the law appearing as one to be feared rather than respected. I ndoubtedly these courses were designed to curb the all too frequent “bungling” and “humiliating” tactics of the police officer in carrying out his line of duty. These tactics are more commonly known among Negroes as har assing and brutality. They infringe on the basic nghts of the citizen. Majority of complaints by Negroes of “roughing” and "coercion ’ is found on the basis that they “spoke up” or were associating with whites. Thus, the first lesson in “theory” for the police officer would be to forget personal beliefs and only act upon detection of a law violation. Secondly, the course in law’ should have him to know that all persons react accordingly to certain stimuli, and not because of race, color, creed, or sex. Thirdly, and perhaps most important, the police officer should have Hs sense of reasoning sharpened to the point that action ‘ beyond a reasonable doubt” means not to judge by out ward appearances and “circumstant’al evidence.” The latter is particularly true in Negro communities. Lastly, the law enforcement agent should be able to prompt respect rather than fear among the community by employing a peacemaker approach to an incident rather than one of bulldozing. The time has been ripe too long for the police officer to obtain his “theory*” from such courses that are being offered, for it has long been ill-gotten from “practice” on the innocent citizenry. Certainly theory should he put into practice. Ve^aijt^^^rilrune 2146 St Antoine WO. 4-6208 2-4937 INDEPENDENT - NON PARTISAN PLEDGED to Main tad uphold human tad civil rights. DEDICATED to promote bettor relationships between eD Published weekly by The Mid-West Publishing Company, incorporated 2146 St An tome Street Detroit I. Michigan. Entered as second class matter at the post office at Detroit Michigan under the Act ot March 9. 1879 Subscription Rates: On# Year 94.50: Six Months. 92.50: Three Months. $1.25: Foreign. Yearly. $6.00 National Advertising Representatives? Interstate United Newspapers- DSte AVir Tribune SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1951 6 Edita rials OPKRATtc* *p*vwal *-* nrn m m T+w m BOOK REVIEW George Washington was greatly honored by a poem written by Phillis Wheatley, who was born in Africa and showed amazing gifts as a poet. George Washington, accord ing to Blair Niles' book. 'Mar tha's Husband" (McGraw Hill Book Cos.. New York, $4.00), wrote the young poet as fol lows: % "Your favor of the 26th ol October did not reach my hand* ’till the middle of December. Time enough, you will say to have given an answer ere this. Granted. But a variety of im portant occurrences, continually interposing, to distract the mind and withdraw the attention, I hope will apologize for the delay, and plead my excuse for the seeming, but not real neglect. "1 thank you most sincerely for your polite notice of me in the elegant lines you enclosed, and however undeserving I may be of such encomium and pane gyric, the style and manner ex hibit a striking proof of youi great poetical talents. "In honor of which, and at a tribute justly due to you; 1 would have published the poem, had I not been apprehensive that, while I only meant to give the world this new instance of your genius, I might have in curred thte imputation of van ity. This and nothing else, de termined me not to give it place in the public prints. “If you should ever come lo Cambridge, or near Headquarters, I shall be happy tft see a person so favored by the Muses, and to whom Nature has been so liberal and beneficicnt in her dispensa tions. I am, with great respect, etc. . At a time when he had de clared that he would feel himself happy if he were "able to keep above water in the esteem of man kind/’ Phillis Wheatley’s words seem to have been of touching comfort to him. “Proceed, great chief, with virtue on thy side, Thy every action let the Goddess guide. A crown, a mansion. ar.d a throne that shine, With gold unfading. Washington! be Thine.** Do SOME MOUNTAINS GCOaI TtuircT EL SALVADOR WAS 4000 FT. HI ©HIM mo AMD HAS BEEN QRCWIMS SI MCE.' tOdav.it is fc.soo ft. high ano still INCREASING 8 FT EACH YEAR f SS THE AMERICAN FAVORITE.... HAMBURGERS AND ONIONS... II OF RECENT ORIGIN ? \s * (F '* * J)J?L JJHAS KEN POPULAR SINCE 780 A.D! EUROPEAN OOCItJRS OF THAT PER ICO PRESCRIBED IT AS Eal A SURE CURE FOR COLDS ? Strwivsl of S%rwt Saturday, October 20, ban been proclaimed bv M Albert E. Cobo as Detroit’s Sweetest Day for 1 05 j ‘s?' a day to mako someone happy through a thoughtful J! or remembrance. This city’s participation in Sweetest Day is part of national program which includes major cities and small* communities, all of them setting aside the third Saturdi? in October each year as a special day to emphasize tJ thoughtful consideration of others. According to the American Declaration of Independ. ence, all men have three inalienable rights : life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The first we take for grant' ed. The second we have to fight for from time to ting But the third is more elusive than the others. Each manii free to seek happiness as he w ill as long as he does not interfere with anyone else’s rights. But how is he ton about it ? As everyone discovers sooner or later, happiness J not something to be hoarded but rather something to bt shared, and it grows with sharing. There is no gi>ater satisfaction in life than the joy of making someone el« happy. It is a boomerang which returns to the giver. II hiU THEY’RE SAYING By WILLIAM ACKLES “That an election for mu nicipal officials should come every autumn—like the golden leaves, so that a few improvements about the city, and especially neglect ed neighborhoods—could be ma de.“ Os course its Detroit’s 2M)th birthday and numerous impiove ments arc in the making gen erally, but 'they're saying it should be all along, not just at election time.’* That Soapy Williams stole the show from Mayor Cobo not by presenting the prennial "gov ernor-worn" bow tie. but the "beam" that shone in his honor's eye—as he peeked at Princess Elisabeth over in Windsor Mon day. Senator Taft from Ohio sure announcing to the press that he would hold a conference with Negro leaders . . didn’t he know* that the Republicans in Michigan have ignored Negroes since the founding of the party at Jackson underneath the Big Tree? Political Players The Wayne County CIO Coun- TELL ME.... Hc*j FAST DO ft GNATS VMGS VIORM\ TO ENABLE THE INSECT TO FLV ? ~i % Hw\ • ’ H vWwjP . • • * Mm Afl|A # ,, n AtLEACT 151000 TIME| A, 5CC04D.....T0 4uSTft'N FUg^l HOW MUCH DRINKING THE MILK COW "Ar UEfiST EOOPMJWjf CfA v/a-reg— Epat PftV ? cil with Alex FFuller, A1 B*r bour and Mike Novak, attempt' ing lo aid the campaign oil certain municipal candidate bf filing a suit which should his been filed months ago. .. Wi "they're all playing politics.\j why shouldn't they? Heard in Paiadi'f* Valid politicians should be » moved from office and real £• uine statesmen elected.*’ Ann* 4, A statesman may be eleetd but five days offand * mediately hr h»v-'r.*s a wi tician " Five Cent Ride The phrase “What Ameril needs is a Five Cent OK should be localized to sav. Detroit needs i.< a F;ve Cd Ride.” Another: Munir:?».! officials il careful about campaigning inIJ ggro neighborhoods for TEA they may be put on spot wj cerning the FEPC. Theyd lose their seats (not pants) t have to come clear on FEPC voters, you vote for what ? want. See you next week.