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The Carolina Tribune
Published Weekly by
The Carolina Tribune Publishing Company
118 East Hargett Street
Raleigh, N. C.
Member Associated Publishers
H 1. FontellioNanton Editorial Director
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Six Months 25
Three Months 75
Congressman Bayard Clark, in his address
to the graduates of Peace Junior College, Monday'';
night, told the 51 young women, “There is no ac
casiQn for young southerners to be ashamed or
according to an account of his ad
dress in Tuesday’s News and Observer. The ad- 1
ress, the paper stated, was a militant defense of
the south and its people. The Congressman is re-J
ported to have stated further that those who claim
the south a problem economically or otherwise, do
it a great dis-service j
No one can the honesty and sincerity,
of the gentleman from Fayetteville. Most south-'
erners are honest. They speak their mind on ques-'
tions concerning their southland. In the case of’
Mr. Clark, like many others, there is a possibility;
that he is ill informed or out of touch with situa- 1
tions that would lead him to shame, or embarass
me nt.
It may be that because he was educated in a
w hil? 'school with all of the necessary requisites,
he does not know that Negro schools are far from
standard and that Negro teachers draw a misera
bly low salary. He may not know 7 rank discrimin
ation is rampant in the state and that many are
denied their constitutional rights. He may not be
informed that half of the people of the state drink
little or no milk and that their bodies arc racked
with misery and pain. Or it may be that this con-!
greeman thinks these things are the things that
make a proud people and there is not occasion for
shame and embarrassment.
Whichever of these ideas are in the mind ofi
Mr. Clark is a matter of grave concern to the peo-,
pie of the state and is one that will not easily cir
culate into the minds of young college women,'
who have had two years of training in a Religious!
School like Peace. ,
College women, like all learned people, know
that their own safety and security depend in a
large measure upon thy safety and security of all 1
the people. They are not going to be taken off on
a tangent by the pleasing oratory of an honest
congressman. They are going to question gifts
cover the facts. With them they are going
honest and work for a; solution of these problems.
The south has too long hid from the public its
position in many things and is farther behind than
it ought Io be for this reason The responsibility
of pulling the lid off of the problems of the south
is that of the people and while the congressman
thinks all is well, he is here informed that under
the very shadows of Peace, where he delivered his 1
oration of satisfaction, little children cat one meal
a day and sleep like rats in a barn.
He is likewise informed that in the capitol.
city of his great state long lines of indigents stand.
in the rain waiting for a morsel of bread and rai-,
ment to wear. That the housing situations is bad
and that because of this immorality and shame to,
thousands abound. He is informed that many are
ashamed, and because of this are working to
change the conditions.
The National Association for the Advance-j
ment of Colored People, has in the past twenty
five years, carried to the United States Supreme
Court 13 cases affecting the Constitutional Rights
of Negroes. Os this number only one has been
This is a fine record and one of which any
people might well be proud. It is well to remem
ber, too that when the Association began its fight
to secure for Negroes their Constitutional rights,
there was a strong sentiment against Negroes and
much bitterness against the new formed organi
zation. This bitterness was not only found among
those of the m bite race, but in many places among
the colored people.
'—v In the beginning the defense, for the most
part, gave' their services free and established in
the minds of the people their willingness to do
something to advance the cause of all the people.
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The fight to secure for Negroes their consti
tutional rights was not a fanfire fight. ’lt was a
well planned, long ranged effort to make the con
stitution of the United States mean in spirit what
it has written in words. It began in Oklahoma
and struck down the grandfather clauses which
were used to disfranchise members of the Race in
many states. In the wake of denials it fought the
twelve successful battle and has established it
self as the one agency to which Negroes can
trust their legal protection. ‘
It now a Legal Staff with Dr Chas.
11. Houston director. He is associated with the
best legal minds of the race and can from time to
time draw upon the trained minds of the liberals
in the white race. Its success in the past and the
tthical manner in which all cases have been fought
have disbanded for the most part that bitterness
of the past and built up for it a respect.
It is now in a position to do even more and
a wider service for the race. It does need more
support and a closer cooperation by all Negro
Organizations. \\ ith this it is believed that Ne
groes could sooner come into a realization of true
American citizenship.
there ought to be some one with foresight
and skill enough to bring together all the funds
spent for legal protection into the coffers of this
organization, which has been tried and found
worthy. A beginning was made in Atlanta last
month when the National Railroad organization
secured the legal department of the National As
sociation to'represent them in their fight to retain
their places on the new Diesel, 1
By Charles G. Irving
The Washington High School will close Mon
day night with a record of which the citizens of
Raleigh may well take prile. according to a state
ment from Prof. M. W. A kens, the principal. The
class is not as -arge as last year, but those grad
uating he flunks, are better prepared to meet
the problems of ; and *-n enter college than
those in pre’, ious years.
Th? « 117. ■ lu.u has been broadened, both in
the library field and that of the trades. A
supervision of the physical needs have been given
and the health and general welware have been safe
guarded more this year than any year before, the
principal stated.
The supplement voted by the citizens has en
abled the school to regain its place in the South- 1
ern Association of Schools and Colleges, thus giv
ing our students an opportunity to enter any col-*
lege without examination.
There remains, however, much to be done be
fore the school will meet the full requirement of
the present day needs and the principal and teach
ers invite the suggestions and assistance of those
who know ways of improving this harassing sit
uation. j
In the face of the pleasant move
ments, there have naturally been unpleasant mo
men*s, that have disturbed the organization and
caused embarrassment to the teaching force' and'
the puolic. One-of these was the fire that burned
the roof and threw out of organization the whole
system. In this disorganization only one day was’
lost and not a single child suffered any physical
handicaps because of the fire. I
Children will be children, according to Mr.!
Aikens, and there have been from time to time I
need for disciplinary measures, which have been
given in every instance with the best interest of
the children in mind, the principal stated.
Two incidents near the close have brought a
bout much public discussion. They were the re
ported altercation of a student with one of the
teachers and the discharging of a pistol in the
building. In keeping with its function as a public
servant, this paper made an investigation of these
two incidents and found were dealt with in due
course and that the two students were summarily
dismissed with the approval of the superintendent.
The problem of discipline, even in the Army
is a great problem, and is one that must be ap
proached with an understanding of situation
surrounding those disciplined. There are all das-!
ses in a public high school and not one can foretell]
what the students will do. Those who commit of
fenses must be dealt with not with an, iron hand,
hut with a view of correcting their errors and fit
ting them for society. They must not be thrown in
jail, nor pushed back into the streets. Many of
them have no parents interested enough to lead
them in the paths of righteousness and the re
sponsibility of shaping their lives rest solely up
on the public schools. This makes the task of the
school all the more perplexing and requires for
bearance and tolerance upon the part of the citi
There ought to be a more active Parent-
Teachers Association in which the problems of
the school could be aired and in which a more in
telligent approach could be made.
Today and Saturday
Whispering Enemies
Plus Laurel —Hardy Comedy
Benchley Act and News
Bad Man of Brimstone
Monday and Tuesday
Prison Without Bars
Again Today Saturday
Jean Arthur Gary Grant
Only Angels have Wings
Also Latest News
Sunday and Minday
Broadway Serenade
And His Slide Orchestra
Dick Rogers
Plus Screen Program
By Floyd J. Calvin
' “Mr. Washington”
; We have read with some sur
prise the speech of Dr. Howard W.
! Odum of the University of North
Carolina, at Tuskegee Institute on
Monday, May 22, in which the
1 speaker constantly referred to the
1 late Dr .Booker T. Washington,
| founder and first principal of Tus
| kegee, as “Mr. Washington.” Our
surprise is occasioned bccaus e it is
generally thought that the south
ern white man would much prefer
to call a Negro "Doctor” that “Mis
ter.” The honorary degree of “Doc
tor of Laws” was bestowed upon
Booker Washington by Harvard
I University, so in good conscience
' any one might refer to him as “Dr.
I However, to see a southern white
man, liberal though he is, deliber
ately use the term “Mister” before
Negro students when he might hav c
easily used the commonly accepted
term of “Doctor,” is just another
sign, to us, of the growing spirit
of liberalism in th e South. With
Senator Bilbo currently ’ raving a
bout he will never, call Negroes
“Mister”, and trying to ship them
off to Africa, it is quite encouraging
to those of us who plan to remain
here in America anj continue the
fight for improvement along the old
lines to see this relenting on a
point that is still a bone of con
tention in too many quarters.
K While he lived. Booker Washing
ton was, to the southern white man,
“Doctor” Washington and “Profes
sor” Washington. It would probably
amuse him to know that at last,
nearly 25 years after his death,
he is publicly, before Negro youth,
and to a southern white man, “Mis
ter” Washington.
“Educational Outlook”
For many months we have obser
ved th e monthly publication. “Na
jtional Educational Outlook Among
Negroes,” issued from 1220 Lamont
Street, N. WWashington, D. C.
Last year we noted that the A
merican Teachers Association made
this journal its official organ.
Perusal of any issue of this ma
gazine will convince one that it
deals adequately and scientifically
with the educational problems of
the Negro group. It has depart
ments on Adult Education. Religious
Education, General Education, Vo
cational Education, Kindergarten-
Primary Schools. Recreation and
JeAJ Bfe**
\' >/ '\ JrjjT J*~ "830 ; ' i'• '
■ < jl .S fN. yr
Wwt - r '
Above Figures Based Upon Average Use of Our Residential Customers
Mors Than Three Times A Much Household
Electricity For the Same Amount of Money
:?4 average cost per 9 dential electric service was 15c per KWH
°ng e -'* kilowatt-hour to I today, the top rate is less than 4c per
c fi|® <7 .« SIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS 6 KWH. Fifteen years ago, the average cost
v! i I i I 6,3 ‘ 7 ‘ for residential electric service was 9c per
'i i| |g | 3*5.84 6- KWH—today, the average cost is less than
i- F 6 's g||| ||’ e 3c per KWH. During this period while the
' 1 i i I i K I 4 m* 5 cost of residential service was being re-
I 4 'l IHil II I «*3.4» duced to less than one-third, our taxes more
X "B b l || if EIH k B '■ than doubled —last year our taxes we:e
•fe 2 3 i II| j III ||| E, approximately $2,000,000, or the eqmva-
k v \ y2 ' giKIIII ?II 1 <’ lent of $5,300 per day for every day in the
7 -4- £• year, including Sundays and holidays.
, L i ■— —
Leisure, Parci.. P.:l?..i;n-
ships, Guidance, Citizenship, Home
Life, Health, Teacher Training, Ed
ucational Fiction, Educational News
and Aids, and Educational Biogra
phy. It is a member of the Edu-
And Continues—
Bigger and Better Values
c. '.i:,nr.l Press Association of A
. merica.
• This magazine is a welcome ad
dition to the growing body of Ne
ri o periodical literature.
; “Negro Business”
The National Negro Business
League is to be congratulated on
issuing a new magazine, “Negro
Business,” with Albon L. Holsey,
I secretary of the League, as Man-
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