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MOUTHPIECE
OF THE
CAROLINAS
01. 8-No. 40
Race Men Organize Black Klan
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$50,000. Fire Destroys School
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Roanoke Inst.
Burns In Ground
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XLiizaoetn Liiy, in. (J. t»ecaus6
the fire department was engaged in
a Washington daj parade, here
last Friday, a fire got a good start
and wreaked $511,000 in damage be
u re coum
a under control.
Ine blaze entirely consumed the
Lsitorical Roanoke Coliegate In
stitute and destroyed twelve homes
seriously damaging at lead! 20
others and threatening the whole
ut the colored residential section.
Ihe damage to the school one
of tne oldest . n {North, Carolina, is
estimated to be around $25,000
while the damage to residences is
set at another $Z5,000 running the
to around $50,000.
Ihe entire school property was
destroyed within one hour after
started.
v-xxvMU mis Historical mst-tution ot
i.«iu.ng was completely destroyed
. . . ivi. 1.., vuinns, proceeded
ivme'rcnces in an etrort to
> '‘V CiX scnool despite the dam
_oa uone, r
Students and instructors have
iuA.cn ihe disaster witn admirable
goon spirit, resuming classes im
aueaiatexy in the old Cole Street
meincutary build ng after > the
worst blow rece-ved by this school
m its J 9 years existence and hte
worst lire in the history of Eliza
beth C-ty.
Several interested groups hasten
ed to organize methods of aiding ,
me school and students.
The Roanoke Institute patrons
league headed by Mrs 1. W. Sharpe
is busy making plans for several
plays to be presented in an en
ueavor to raise funds for the school
Mrs, E. O, Winslow of 80 Roanoke
Ave. enterta.ned at a charity tea
sponsored by the Abbie M. John
son, Health Unit of Eliabeth City
(Contnued on Page 8)
N.A.A.C.P. Seeks To
Put IMegro On Farm
Board
Rew York, Feb. 23 The Nation
al Associat on for the Advance
ment of Colored People has urged
upon Secretary of Agriculutre Hen
ry A. Walace that at least one Ne
gro American of courage and ex
perience with agricultural Condi
tions in the South be appointed to
the contemplated Labor Board de
signed to provide more effective
protection For southern sharecrop
pers under the cotton control pro- (
gram which is designed to enfore
the labor provisions of the AAA
cron control Contracts,
*ruup oi rarmers is more ex- *
pwricu, u*an negro rarmers, tne let
.u*, sxgueu oy waiter White, N A
Secretary cont-nues. "Hun *
ureus ot thousands ot Negro share 1
u* uppers and tenant farmers have e
uc v n dispossessed from land and i
ior*.ed to become homeless, shelter '
ie-s, and foodless nomads. Only cou 6
n
rwgeous and uncompromising act
ion by the Federa government can *
prevent the increasing of the num 1
ber of these pitiful victims of the 1
crop reduct on program, it is im- c
perative that at least one member
of the Board invested with suffi- <
cient authority be a Negro who is i
conversant with the plight of these t
Negro farmers. The man chosen, '
however should be a full member t
of the Board, empowered to act 1
with equal authority upon the cas- 1
es of all farmers.
Tribune
Speaks On Lynching
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PROF. W. EDWARD FARRISON
Professor English at Bennett Col
lege, Greensboro. He spoke to
southern whites over the radio
about lynching.
I
Crowd Attends
Lynching Ex’bit
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New York The exhibition of
Art on lynching at the Arthur New
ton Galleries here has been swamp
ed by v.sitors since its opening on
uaxy iv, avcvrumg to me inu
..vnai Hssocauion tor Lue /Aavancv
..ent ot Colored People which is
..unsonng it. xAmolig tne visitoi
.as Mrs. Henry Morgenthau wife to
.e secretary ot the treasur. During
te first two days more than Ov
cople visited the galler es to see
..e macabre drawings and paint
ings. In the first week over 1500
came t olne exhibit,
g from such cite s sa Asbury Park .
id Orange, N. J., Louisville, Ky;
.atland and Bennington, Vt.; Peeks
11 and Poughkeepsie, N Y; Har
risburg, Germantown, Haverford, ■
Pa; New Haven, Manchester and
Westport', Conn; Macon Ga; Cleve
land, I; London, England; Los An
geles, Calif; -Washington D. C; Pa
ris France; Pittsburgh, Pa; Boston,
Mass; Nashville, Tenn; Norfolk Va,
New York Daily Hails
Negro Bus Company
The Her a ld Tribune, one of New
fork’s oldest and most conservative
dailies devoted a column on Tues
day, Feb. 19 to the Ut lities D’Hai
ti a Negro concren. On the sam
day the Home News and evening
periodical also recorded the pro
gress made by the company.
A reporter from the HERALD
TRIBUNE visited the office of the
Utilities D’Ha.ti and was given an
interview by Mr. Metimen A. Gib
son the president and C. De Lewis,
engineer and director. The inter
view consumed the larger part oi
an hour and Mr. J. O, Reilly of the
Tribune was much pleased with the
information by the Haitian govern
ment gvi.ng them the exclusive
right to operate buses in the City
of Port-au-Prince a City of 125,000
A photograph depicting the pres
ent type of transportation oh the
island was descr.bed at length, in
the article which stated that there
was a crying need for transporta
tion of a different type among the
things itemized in the article
were:
I. The overcrowded condiitohs due
DaPriest Offers
Program
Washington—. At the Nation
wde Testimonial in honor of Os
car DePriest, J< ormei Congressman
from the First Illinois District held
in Washington last week, Congress
man DePriest discussed a leg slative
program which in his opinion
should be considered by Congress
in connection with the welfare of
the colored people ol the United
States.
This program called for organiz
ed activity for elimination of illeg
al practices set-up by State and
county officials for disqualify ng
colored citizens from jury service
I increased registration of colored
) voters and passage of a Federal
ani -lynching law.
In the educational field, it would
seek to have Federal approp itions
ear-marked, especially ft r States
1 where separate schools exist so
thateach pupil irrespective of race
or color might obtain an equal pei
capita proportion. To his er an
active campaign fore .n o f
men pledged to eramark . ap
appropiations and ta work fnr i
Standard Housing, equipment and
teacher pay, was proposed for all
oouuiern states ana aiso lor lexas
UKianoma ana West V.rgliua. i
/Another proposal included legis- |
lation to abolish the practice of 1
civil serv.ce appointment and sub
stitution ofthe Bertiilon system for
the photograph system of identifi- '
cation ot persons taking exam ha- '
tlons. tor Federal appointment.
1 hroughout campaigns for such '
legislation, colored ctiizens would 1
be encouraged to seek '
cion in Government in proportion *
to population, with reference to
F ederal, State, couty and municip- 1
al patronage and positions of trust *
m various branches of the Army 1
and the Navy, 1
Mr. DePriest wound up his speech ’
by stating that, while he was not de *
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to lack of buses in operation.
2. Ihe manner of passenger travel,
particularly those in white
duck suits.
3, lhe sad need for a modern
freight service.
x he article contained a provls.on
m Article I, of the franchise which
states Chat the labor including driv
ers must be 75 per cent Ha.tian,
lhe officers of the company the ar
tide states are to be dollar a year
men devoting as much of their itme
to the project as is economically
possible. Service in the c.ty is to
be given for a five cent fare and
a zone system in the surburbs will
fluctuate prices along a range of
five to twenty cents.
Listing of the officers and direc
tors of the corporation was given
as follows Methuen A. Gibson
president, Eustace Dixon, vice
pres dent, Joseph G. Bruney, sec
retary, Henry .Phillip, itraesurer,
Leon F. DesPortes general manag
er, Henry Ch. Rosemond, Clifton
Cook, Lysford Williams, Alvin Ga
ry and Robert Robertson, Direc
tors.
: Public Park
For Nogroes
| City Attorney Draws Up
Bill; Federal Aid Sought
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RALEIGH, Cty Attorney J. M
Broughton has prepared a bill in
which he propo.es a Publ c Park
tor Negroes to be located on the
site of the old Sstate School for
Deaf, Dumb and Blind on the
corner ot Lenoir and Bloodworth
Streets. The City proposes to re
quest the State to turn over this
property for the purpose of build
ing this park.
It is hoped that Federal Funds
w.ll be available for the buildnig
of a swimming pool and other
adequate recreational facilities.
Ihe bill was drawn up by
broughton upon the request of the
Commissioner ol Public Works, Ed.
M. Barton and s expected to go
before the Legislature very soon. It.
Is now m the hands of the btate
Planning board as one of the pro- ,■
jects proposed by the city.
Already over SIOO,OOO in E.R.A. !
funds have been expended ni im
provement and renovations at
Pulle Park, a park orig.Bally intend
ed* for $ Lit? wlorvd but. by
• now almost entirely unsurped by
whites. Barton expects that ap
proximately one-half of this amount
would be sufficient to build a park |
J tor Negroes.
i lhe ste aesired is located in the
heart or one ox the city's largest I
Negro residential sections and is
close io two oi the largest public
schools lor ixegroes in this city.
Accord ng to a provision of the
bill the ownership of the property
reverts to the State whenever it
ceases to be used as a park for Ne
groes.
This Bill follows the insistent de
mands of Negro leaders for years
that Raleigh needs adequate recre
ational opportunities for its Negro
youth. Hundreds of kids are fre
quently found running around in
the streets having no parks or play
grounds.
Ihe site requested formerly was
the home of the State school for |
Negro Deaf, Dumb and Blind stu- j
dents, but this school has been mov
ed to a spot about 3 m'les from
Raleigh on the Garner Road.
Those interested in this splendid
proposal are asked to make their
i views known to Senators nad Repre
sentatives of Wake County in the
General Assembly.

Dead And Two
Sick As Result Os
Poison Dinner
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Police Suspects Murder In
Complicated Plot That
Involves and Wo
man
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ASHEVILLE, N. C Police are
busy prob ng into the deaths of an
old blind woman, a 3-year-old
child and a youth and the serious
illness of two children.
Mary Watson, 3 6-year-old Ashe
ville woman, is held pending the
invest gation of charge and evi
dence by Robert Dunlap who ad
mits poisoning the dinner served to
seven people on Saturday night,,
Feb. 16th.
Mrs. Ellen Mills, mother of Mrs.
Watson, Majorie Watson, 3 year- |
old daughter of Mrs. Watson and
Pauline McMillan who supposedly
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fhirday;‘March 2nd, 1935
ADVISOR
l .
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Is-
C. C. SPAULDING, President of
the North Carolina Mutual Life In- i
surance Co., who urges Raleigh Ne
groes to consider City Manager
Plan.
M. Spaulding
Passes
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CLARK! ON—Miss Maude Spauld
ing, sister of C. C„ died here Mon
day morning, Feb. 25th at the
home of her aunt Eliza Spaulding
M ss Spaulding had been suffer
ing from ill health for the past ten
years.
Miss Spauldnig left to mourn
their loss four brothers, C. C., A. G
E. G., I, R. Spaulding and two sis
ters, Mrs. W. J. Kennedy, Jr., and
Miss Mary Spaulding who lives in
New York and the only rel
ative unable to attend.
Funeral services were held Wed
nesday, February 27th at the
home of Mrs. Eliza Spaulding.
Prominent Business Man
Endorses City Manager
DURHAM In an intreview giv-
en to a reporter of the CAROLINA
IjUBUNE, C, C. Spualding, presi
dent of the North Carolina Mutual
Life Insurance Company, and one
of the outstanding Negroes of the
country urged colored voters of
Raleigh to support the City Man
ager form of government.
‘‘l lived under the old form ot
government for 30 years and 1
xxiow that during the short time
that we have had the C ty Manag
er in Durham, Negroes have re
ceived more Consideration than at
any other time., said Mr. Spauld
ing. We have had more lights in
the colored section, better police
protection and our people have re
ceived more employment from the
city.”
In a letter addressed to Charles
Frazier, special representative of
the N. C. Mutual, Mr. Spaulding
said in part:
“. . . • Tht. people of Durham
have been able to get more
civic improvements under our
present city mnaagement than
ever before., I understand that
in Raleigh certain sentiment
is being disseminated against
city management. If Negroes
will pool their strength and
support the city management
form of government, the city
councilmen and manager will
always feel indebted to them
I give you this out of experi
ence and want you to take it
Known As Sadoe;
Meaning of Name
Not For Public
N.R.A. Hands
Negro Women 1
Slave Wage
new tone, reo. zw tne ixation-
ai /Association tor tne z-tuvauecmonv
or Colored People and iuteen outer
memoer organizations ot tne joini
committee on National Recovery
{protested tii.s week against me con
or tne present ixrw-v au
erenual launary code wincn aooms
JU,UUU Negro laundry workers in
tne South to slave wages ot four
teen cents an hour and usually less
i ney are urging the reopening ot
Lhe laundry code and the ’ provision
ot a decent liv-ng wage for these
..errbily exploited Southern work
ers. Organizations and individuals
are be ng asked to rain thousands
of post cards protests on the Na
tional Indusrtial Recovery Board in
Washington demanding that re
rfiedial action be taken,
in February 1934, the N.R.A.
| authorized the expenditures of $3,
500 for a study for the adequacy
[ of the 14-cent hourly rate prescrib
ed in the laundry code for the Sou
them area Despite continued pro
tests the study has not been made
and the discriminatory code has
Continued to the detriment of
these 30,000 Negro workers, who
being unorganized have no means
of improving their, economic condi
tion. These underpaid Negro wo
men are in many instances the sole
support of their families.
up with the leaders of your
community and have them use
their infiunece in behalf of the
new plan.”
When asked what he thinks of
the possibility of Negroes losng
their jobs with the city. Mr.
Spaulding said that he knows of no
case where a competent Negro who
does his work well has been dis
charged merely because he is a
Negro. He showed our reporter a
letter signed by City Manager R.
W. Flack, in which was outlined
the superiority of the proposed
plan over the present form now
in use in Raleigh.
Mr. Spauid.ng paitlcularly stress
ed the fact that the City Manager
must be a very high type of man
as it takes such a man to manage
a city. The many important duties
of the manager, besides the usual
governmental functions such as
Fire, Police, Department of Public
Works, requires a man who is
versed in business and who man
ages the affairs of the city at the
lowest cost possible and is immune
from political interference.
Mr. Spaulding closed by saying
that he did not know who is to be
elected City Manager of Raleigh,
nor is it possible for him to know
who the councilmen will be, but
but the only thing that he did
know, was that Negroes will re
ceive better treatment under the
city manager form of government.
JUSTICE
AMD
FAIRPLAY
Price: 5 Cents
Political Equality One of
Programs Offered Its
Members
| SHROUDED° LN SECRECY
Asked to Explain Name,
Officers Became Indig
nant
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ayciupucxa tuxu cwuaw
WeDSler S aicilunaxy ana ww« an*
trace Ot tne wora Zlaa.ua yua,
mis new orgunzaaua sam t,u u.
reporter cauea on me xuanwu* w.
is.ian-iiKe ana which receive** n
charter as a uon-stocx copoxatw..
in an attempt ot get some aerimte
from wnat we can game*,
~uup or ixegroes pauutu
'es logemer wun a view oi *v**<.
liig a an organization known a
oaaoe fuc.. U.s newly boay is
sined to destroy inequal ty an**
io ’ aia, lawiuiiy consututea aumxu
' ity in all efforts to check crime. '
Repeated attempts to secure nun.
cue founders tne meaning ot the
word “Oadoe ' proved truitiess. we .
were told, ,n tne language ox uie
I cnarter, tnat tne new orgamzauu..
among other things wui aesttuj
every political inequality
mat checks me tlow ot btueu..
tne const.tukiwn or cue vu.**-
Olaves ot Co any pu**.».
or group ot its people ana to en
uance ana promote rignteousuua.
among Negroes.
ine incorporators are H. Fries,
Jonn Chavis, t., IVloumgue, W.
Hood, N. 1— Ferry, 1 enme rnce
and A. L burgess.
Further investigation ' revealed
that this organization is shrouded
in mystery. No one seems to be
able to give any definite informa
tion as to the jo.ning tees, re
quirements for membership nor
could we fnid any who knew the
reason why such an organization is
necessary. Several of the business
and professional men in th s com
munity profess ignorance about the
whole thing. It is said that this new
body may be an outgrowth of a
defunct association known as the
Balckman’s L-beryt and Happiness
League which aroused quite a deal
of interest here some time ago.
When the president H. Price was
When the president H. Price
was approached, he referred us
co A. E. Burgess, for further in
formation. Mr. Burgess became
qu te indignant when he was ap
proached of the reason for the in
treview. As we go to press, we are
still in ignorance of the meaning
of the word ‘’Sadoe.”
Prof. Farrison
Speaks Over Radio
On Lynching
Greensboro, Last Monday night
Feb. 18, the Greenboro Men's club
composed of business and proie»
sional men, presented a radio
'broadcast over Station WBIG in
Uhe interest of Wagner-Costigan
Anti-Lynching The speaker
for the occasion was Prof. W. Ed
ward Farrison, head of the Depart
ment of English at Bennett College.
In the course of his address, while
requesting the support of his hear
ers for the bill he said that— “By
many otherwise sound thinking in
dividuals, lynching was for a long
time regarded as a symptom of the
race problem which was, perhaps
to be regretted but tolerated; and
whenever a lynching occur, they
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