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Closer Cooperation Between Howard, Freedmen Planned White In Attack On Wm. Green A. F. of L. Head •X : ’ r ! Exposed By NAACP Chief NEW YORK-r-(SNS)—That Wil liam . Green, president of the American Federation of Labor, looped to Red-baiting in an effort, to stymie an investigation con ducted by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People into jim crow practices oi A. F. [of L. shipbuilding umons in Tampa. Florida, that resulted in the loss of 500 jobs to Negro union men. was revealed here today by Walter-White, secretary ot the as sociation. According to the letter which was sent to Green Deeimtxv 1, White’'.*refers to a statement made earlier by the A. F of L head, in which he said that Frank Mc- Callister, secretary of the Florida branch oi the Worker,? Defense League, was a Communist- According to x prc-viGus letter in which he stated that the A. F of L. could have nothing to do with Communists. Green quotes an A. F. of L. investigate’ whom he sent to Florida to probe the jim ciow union conditions, as saying that Walter White was unab-e to meet Charles Silva, prbsi lent of the A. F. of L. trades council, m Tampa last summer to discuss the jim crow' problem in the trade unions there because Frank McCallister made the appointment and Silva had always refused to deal with McCallister because the latter was a Communist. . i • NAILED AS “LIE” Nailing the accusation as ‘a lie” “White pointed out that Silva, not only knew McCallister, but gave us the real reason for his not want ing to, talk to White the fact that he ‘did not want to talk to any Negro from Washington.” “This is the South”, White quoted Silva as saying, “and we know how’ to handle situations like this down here.” Disposing of the. Communist ac cusations made in Green’s letter, the NAACP seeietarv pointed cu, that the A. P. of L. investigator s report of the rotten conditions m the a. . of L. unions in Tampa, was not only untrue, but a “white wash as we charged in our letter to vou to September 29.’’ Following an investigation last July, when Walter White went to Tampa to investigate the matter, the NAACP has sought repeatedly to get the A. F. of L. to conduct an investigation of the freezing out of 500 Negro A. F. of L. union mem bers who formerly worked in the Florida shipyards. The unions involved are local 1,207 of the International Hod Carriers, Building and Common Laborers Union of America, which was formed in May, 1938 in Tam pa after thirteen workers-, twelve of whom were Negroes, went out on strike against the Tampa Ship building Co. A local of the Interna tional Brotherhood of Boilermak ers. Iron Shipbuilders and Helpers of America, is also involved. Washington Stamp Goes On Sale April 7 WASHINGTON 'ANPt— The fr ous Booker T. Washington >- ip will be placed on sale for the p ic on Sunday, April 7, 1940, at Q :egee institute. Brown in color of 10 cent denomination, this i ne first stamp honoring aNe p. m any capacity. Selected by vir t of his position in the field of t ation, Dr. Washington thus be c-i . .es another sort of pioneer. inday was selected as the day f< making the initial sales l'ollow i, a conference with Dr. Patter sc president of the noted insti tu .on. and the opening sales will be inaugurated with suitable cere monies. Mrs. Vandenberg Quits The I). A. R. WASHINGTON— (A N P)—One by one the DAR is losing mem bers and supporters of the organi zation for one reason or another The latest to resign her position with the organization is Mrs. Arthur Vandeifoerg, wife of the senator from Michigan Mrs. Vanderberg was a column ist for the National Historical Magazine of the DAR. She is said to have taken action on October 1. As usual, Mrs. Henry M Roberts, Jr., national presi dent of the organization. said. “There would be no comment on the resignation at this time.” Dark Laughter . . . .Byo. L. HARRINGTON “Bootsie, We Musi Have Had An Accident Tough Racial Problem Worries Ohio Judge OBERLIN, O. —(ANP) — Facing the necessity of deciding whether a child should be raised as white or colored, Common Pleas Judge D. A. Cook last week declared that never before had he been called up on to decide a case with such far reaching racial, social and humani tarian considerations. The child—two years old, pretty, fairskinned and curly haired, was left motherless by a gas explosion last month in her mother’s home. Tne child’s father is colored, the mother white. The father is suing for custody of the child, whose cus tody is also being sought by the family of the white mother, who From My Study Window By REV. JOHN CLARENCE WRIGHT GONE MAD WITH THE WIND ATLANTA PUT ON a great show this week culminat ing in the grand World Premiere of the Picture, “Gone With The Wind,” based upon what, if Atlantans have their way, will be the immortal novel of Margaret Mitchell by the same name. All of the events and the “colossal” prepa , Tj' I rations made for and leading up to them, > I were a convincing demonstration of what l can be accomplished when an entire commu- JJgJMJnityis motivated by a single thought, and is Every department and every interest of a g rea t metropolis was focused upon glorify an ac h* eveme, H by one of its own citizens, and of extending a genuine and memorable f welcome to those who contributed so mater ially towards its consummation, and were com 1 lend the inspiration and glamour of Biff * Kmß V peiS ° mi * a PI K - a *' a,l< ‘*“ 1° a history-mak- SBR The lavishly decorated streets, the slroll ers in period costumes, the columns of com- H|BHii l rii: and inform.".! ion in Ihe newspapers, the HHHHHHphours of special announcements over the air, DR WRIGHT anc * t^ie high pitch of excitement and expect ancy, all of this aroused in the populace, have given the city the air of a place held captive by some magnificent obses sion, intoxicated by an overmastering impulse. Verily At lanta has “gone mad with The Wind.” As a spectator "within the veil,” my thoughts are too many, and perhaps too completely out ot harmony with Atlanta's golden event, to be expressed with prop riety at this time. It was not re assuring, to say the least, to see with what unfeigned eagerness and enthusiasm advantage was taken of a« incident so intrinsically pro saic and inconsequential as the premiere showing of a motion pic ture Version of an interesting historical novel to bring back to lifj> an era which all true Ameri cans would like to push farther Must Decide Which Race Is To Raise Child now are temporarily caring for the little charge. Atty. Eva Parker of Oberlin, the father’s lawyer, told Judge Cook she believed it best for the child's fu ture that she be reared among colored people. Atty. Samuel Deutsch, representing the white mother’s family, maintains that in asmuch as the child is to all ap- and farther back into the forgot ten past. The celebration of the past three days, and the prepara ! tions made for it, tend to con firm, what thousands have firmly i believed, that at heart the South | is still the Confederacy. The stars i and bars are still dear to them; Dixie is still their national an them; and th e black man is most acceptable when he approximates most nearly the role of the white man’s chattel. Henry W. Grady’s spirit must have been in the mood i of humble and disillusioned apology as it looked down upon the decora TTIF: PHOENIX INDEX, PHOENIX, ARIZONA pfarances, of the white race, it should be reared a« white. Therein lies the issue that chal lenges the wisdom of a modern Solomon. Judge Cook says that both sides in the controversy are with bitterness and interested in what is best for the child. He said they had agreed to abide by his decision in th s matter. tions, jubilam- crowds, and the lighting of the eternal light of the Confederacy, for having said “There was a South of Secession and Slavery, but that South is dead.’’ Tlie new South he envisioned is constantly crowded out of its seal at the banquet of progress and democracy, by the ghost of slavery and a Bourbon' aristocracy that “will not down.” It stalked through th s streets of Atlanta as it does through the pages of Margaret Mitchell’s book, unfurling the flag of the Confederacy and calling for the rebel yell. It banned on? hundred thousand citizens of the metropolis from any part in its greatest celebration ex cept as props to make more au thentic the scenes and the period being brought back to life. As 1 ■ listened to the voices of a group ot I Atlanta singers from one of our largest colored churches, lending color and atmosphere to a scene depicting the South of “slavery and j secession,” I could hear nothing \ but the his s of the slave driver’s whip a nd the clanking of the chains that held their forefathers in bon dage. That bondage persists to a j greater degree than we are always aware, of. Too frequently are we thought of today with concern and affection only as a part of the j Southern scene-like waving fields of cotton, grand colonial mansions, magnolias in bloom, and fragrant mint-juleps. 1 Doctors Plan Action On Wagner Health Bill WASHINGTON (ANP) The Commission on Legislation of the National Medical Association is perfecting arrangements to hold a meeting in Washington, D. C. about the middle of January, at which time conferences will be arranged .with the Senatorial Committee on the Wagner Bill and other govern mental officials and members of Congress. The National Medical Association Commission on Legislation was ap pointed by the new President, Dr. A. W. Dumas, Dr., following the meeting of the National Medical study carefully all proposed legis lation <iativ§ to the national [lmprovement jin Facilities j Is Revealed WASHINGTON. D. C fSNS)— Establishment of a closer coopera tive arrangement between Howard University and the Freedmen’s Hospital was announced today by Secretary of the Interior Harold L Tckss. The plan represents a con siderable improvement in the teaching facilities of the Howard University Medical School and is in line with the practices generally followed by Class A medical schools ] throughout the country. Under the arrangement, Howard University will furnish all the pro fessional care of patients in the hospital. This system replaces a somewhat looser arrangement whereby part of the hospital stafi previously had no connection with ths University or with the teach ing system in the hospital of the University’s school of medicine. The plan announced by Secre- j tar.v Ickes provides that the Presi- i dent and Trustees of the Universi- \ ty shall nominate for appointment by the Secretary of th e Interior all members of the professional staff oi the Hospital. This includes the at tending physicians staff, the resi dent and internes staff, the con sulting physicians staff and all re placements in the various technical j services. The plan does not affect ; the administrative personnel of the • hospital. Salaries of the members of the | professional staff will be paid by the University, except for that portion of the salaries of residents 1 and internes now paid by Freed men’s Hospital. The agreement sets forth that the professional staff nominated by Howard University and approved by the Secretary of the Interim shall be organized by the Univer- j sity along the lines generally ac- I eepted in approved teaching hos pitals. One member of th s profes sional staff is to be nominated by the University to be chief of staff and chairman of the executive committee of the hospital. The title of the Surgeon-in-Chief is to be changed to Director il Chief. Tne Director in Chief Is to be responsible to the Secretary oi the Interior for the business and general administration of the, hos pital. The agreement states that it “shall not b e construed as discon tinuing the employment or alter ing- the civil service status of any present employee of the Freed men’s Hospital.” John Gamer Tosses Hat In Ring For The Presidency UVALDE, Texas —(SNS)—Vice President John Nance Garner an nounced Saturday he “will accept the nomination for President.” The vice president read a 44-word formal statement to a small group of newspapermen and friends, then headed for a iour-day hunt ing trip. The statement in full said. “I will accept the nomination for President. I will make no effort to control any delegates. The people should decide. Th? candidate should be selected at primaries and 1 conventions as provided by law, and I sincerely trust that all Demo crats will participate in them.” Accuse Driver Os ‘Going With Wind’ Following Accident ATLANTA, Ga.-SNS— Charles Lawson, 26. of Greens ferry Avenue, was arrested by po \ lice Tursday night on charges of ‘suspicion-hit and run” after Mo 11i\ ycle Policeman P. E. Edward* was knocked from his machine at Courtland Street and Auburn Avenue. The officer was helping handle traffic during the “Gone With the Wind” celebration. The policeman said he was crossing the Courtland-Auburn in tersection when a colored man ' drove out of Auburn, allegedly through a red light, knocking him from his motorcycle. The motor health program, especially the Wagner Bill. This Committee is also authorized to invite other in terested organizations to cooperate their efforts to insure equitable dis tribution of benefits and proper protection in any national health program that may be adopted. Association in New York, August 16, 1939, and it was authorized to The following! members compose the committee: Doctors Numa P. G. Adams, Washington, D. C.; W. G. Alexan der, Orange, N. J.; W. F. Boddie, Forsyth, Ga.; M O. Bousfield, Chi cago; George W. Bowles, York. Pa.; G. Hamilton Francis. Norfolk, Va.; Omegas Get Ready For Conclave Members of the Supreme Council of Omega j Psi Phi fraternity are shown as they mapped plans j for the meeting to be held in New York City on j Dec. 27 to 28. Plotting the 28th annual Conclave j are 1 to r Frederick S. Weaver, editor-in-chief, j 9th Calvary Officer Says Pierce Hired By Radicals/ JUNCTION CITY, Kan. —(ANP) —Levi Fierce, former i>th cavalry man who has been exposing mal treatment of Negro soldiers, and the colored press which carried his charges w r ere condemned by Lt. Col. Stephen W Winfrey of the 9th cavalry at an American legion program held in the Fort Riley gymnasium Monday night, according to information received here. Statements made by Pierce were branded as “propaganda, paid for by outlawed Nazi and Communist groups in the Unit ed States” and would probably have their effect on “the better class of colored youths who might enlist in the army were it not for such articles.” Colored citizens here, who live three miles from Fort Riley, agree that Pierce’s charges are true but some doubt whether they will help the lot of the colored soldier. Colored non-commissioned officers ers, were accused by the former £>th cavalryman of oeuig promoted because they are ‘in coocl’ with white higher-ups and not because cf ability', deny most of Pierce's charges., i New Chaplain Appointed To 24th Infantry Bv DR. Wm. IL SPENCER, Jr. Rev. L. J. Beasley, former pastor of the Rush Memorial Congrega tional church, Atlanta. Georgia, has been appointed as chaplain of the 24th Infantry, Fort Benning, Ga., with the rank of first lieutenant in the United States Army. Chaplain Beasley succeeds Chap John A. DeVeaux, former chaplain of the 24th Infantry who has been assigned to duty with the 25t,h In fantry' at Fort Huachuca. Arizona, and who will succeed Colonel L. A Carter, who is also a former chap lain of the 24th Infantry as well as the 25th Infantry and who will very soon retire from the United States Army. Chaplain Beasley preached his in itial sermon at Fort Benning last Sunday morni> g and the writer of this article who had the oppor tunity of attending this service found Chaplain Beasley to be a very impressive speaker, a profound thinker and a silver-tongued ora tor. His initial sermon was indeed a masterpiece. We heartily welcome Chaplain Beasley to Columbus as well as Fort Benning. May he find his abode here a most pleasant and enjoyable one. cycle was carried some distance and the car sped away. A general lookout was broadcast and the car was reported found on Simpson Road. Officer Edwards was treat ed at Grady hospital for multiple skull lacerations. Roscoe C. Giles, Chicago; John H- Hale, Nashville, Tenn.; F. S. Har grave, Orange, N. J.; H. E. Lee. Houston, Texas; T T. McKinney, Denver, Colorado; P. M. Murray, New York City; Clarence H. Payne, Chicago; Frederick Rivers, New Or leans, La.: Leonard Stovall, Los Angeles, Calif.; Wm. McKinley Thomas, Leavenworth, Kansas; John p. Turner, Philadelphia, Pa.; A N. Vaughan. St. Louis. Mo.; Louis T. Wright. New York City, and Dr. Carl G Roberts, Chicago chairman. The Oracle, Washington, D. C.; Je*se B. Blaylon, grand keeper of finances, Atlanta ; George A. Isa bel!, Detroit; P. Vaughan Sterrett, vice grand basileus, New Bedford, Mass.; Albert W. Dent, grand basileus, New Orleans.. «<* H . NOTE: — YOUR question will be answered FREE in this column ONLY when you include a clipping of this column and sign your full name, birthdate, and correct address to your letter. For a “Private Reply” . . . send only (25c) and a self-addressea. stamped envelope for my new ASTROLOGY READING and receive by return mail FREE ADVICE on (3) Questions. Ift Send all ’letterr. to: ABBE WALLACE, care of TKfi SCOTT NEWSPAPER SYNDICATE. 210 Auburn Avenue. Atlanta, G*. MY NEW 1940 ASTROLOGY READINGS ARE READY E. M. M—l have been to you twice before and each one of your answers came out as you stated. Will I toe able to get my two lots during next year of 1940? Ans: It is indicated to me that you are going to run into con siderable “red tape” 1 trying to clear the titles to these two lots. There is going to be some trouble regarding your fteccased hus band’s people as well as the state. In fact you will have to go to Jots of expense and trouble and there is a possibility of your los ing out in the long run, too. M. P. —I have been thinking about going to the place where my boy friend is. What do you think? Can I write to you privately now? Ans: It would be to your ad vantage to wait until afte, tire Leaders Lambasted By Ben J. Davis ATLANTA, Ga.—SNS- Ben J. Davis, one of the “Bet ter Citizenship Week” speakers Thursday night at Reed Street Baptist Church, lambasted per sons he termed as /* shams and frauds” who claim to be leaders of the race. Those he termed as “shams and fratids” are doctors, teachers and preachers who fail to take an ac tive part in community organiza tion. Mr. Davis censored teachers for doing nothing to correct “the existing public school situation.” He declared that not more than six of the 100 or more colored doators in Atlanta are registereo voters. He stated that only 25 oi the colored ministers in the Gate City are voters. Stressing the point the “man in the pulpit is and has been the one in position to lead the peo ple,” the speaker said, “the people have ibeen lead to everything but economic security and political liberty.” He further scored “the present new deal regime and the unequal relief dispensation as it touches Negroes.” Mr. Davis cited figures showing t.iUL “before the New Deal, there were 22 Negro workers in federal buildings and the post offices in Atlanta doing janitorial work and receiving monthly salaries of SIOO, but today there are 72 white per sons doing this work and receiving salaries of sllO a month.” The meeting was sponsored by the Baptist Ministers’ Union. The program was offered by the South Site Civic League. Saturday, decembzr 23, 1939 holidays before making- a change, vict in touch with your friend and get his ideas on the sub ject of your coming to the city where he. is located and if he ap pioves, it would be all right. Yes. you may write me privately. Send a quarter for my new 1940 Astrol ogy Reading and be sure to send correct address along with your three questions. M. B. —Help me, please. I have had a pain in my stomach for over a year ard I have beon to several doctors and they haven’t helped me at all. Have yea any suggestions? Ans: Regardless of how many doctors you have visited, you are still in dire need of medical at tention. Go to some reliable. OIAGN'OSTITION j in your city and find out what your trouble is, and lie will send you to the light kind of doctor to l ,tifeat your con dition. You must go into some large city near you for this treat ment and diagnosis. H. S.—l read your column every day and I want you to help me. I try very hard to make home cheerful and comfortaible for m> wife but she is never pleased What must I do? Ans: Stop worrying about it en tirely. There are some people whom you can’t please. It is my impression that your wife ap preciates your efforts to make her happy, but she isn’t the demon strative type she jfJSt dofcsn t know how to show you her ap preciation. M. H. W—l am in love with a man who is seventeen years my senior. I want to know if he loves me as he said? What is there, ahead for us? Ans: There would be sorrow ahead for you if you consented to marry him. lie is entirely too old for you and you must give up his friendship alt»g< her. If you insist on going with hors at yoiu age, then choose tho • around eighteen or twenty years old. E. M B.—l have tried to find happiness with this man for near ly nine years. He is so fussy un til he has nearly run me crazy and I have no love for him. Should we stay together or sepa late? Ans: Unless you can change your -mind about him, it would ik* better to separate. Although it seems to me that you both are at lault. You know that he doesn’t mean the things |}ie says he just finds fault with everyone and everything they do. A vacation for a few weeks would help you 'both.