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ACCURATE LOCAL AND NATIONAL NEWS COVERAGE VOLUME NUMBER 1940 Census To Provide Measure Os Race Business She Aided Sale Os NAACP Seals Fredi Washington, widely known . motion picture and stage star,! again aided the NAACP in the dis- | tribution of the million Christmas seals sent out this year. Miss Wash - < Negro Reelected To Important AAA Post MUSKOGEE, Okla., (ANP)—This ! state has taken the lead in recog- ; nizing Negro leadership and a(v j complishment through official par- j t'cipation in the AAA piogram. In this county Zack Robinson, j A Negro farmer, has been tv, ice j elected to membership on the j Community AAA committee. Mr. i Robinson serves with two white i farmers and was recently re-elect- i ed to this present post through the | active support of white farmers ] residing in the community The ; duties of Community Committee men and the County AAA Ad ministration, preliminary hearings of complaints and mir- -di ~ of admihisa;.;;, c a*sc«u*». liiKuugnouc the state,, some 14 i vther Neero farmers are now s-erv- 1 Prominent Daytona Beach Funeral Director Passes DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. —James 8. Clark, one of Florida's most prominent Funeral Directors, was claimed by death Saturday, Dec 16, funeral services having been held at Stewart Memorial Method ist Episcopal church Thursday, De cember 21., Rev C R. A Banks pastor, delivering the eulog.v. and interment at Hawthorne, Fla., the birthplace of the deceased. Having been a citizen of Daytona Beach for about forty years. Mr Clark founded Clarks Funeral Home in 1922 and has been very active in church, civic and profes sional enterprises' until illness pre vented further participation. For many years he was superintendent of the Sunday School at Stewar. Memorial M. E. church, later to be come a trustee; he was an officer of the independent National Fu neral Directors Association and also of the Florida State Association ol Funeral Directory a few years ago. The funeral ceremony was wit nessed several hundred oiUsens ingtcn, best known for her role of Peola in “Imitation of Life”, is shown here as she participated in the campaign last year. ing and have served as duly elect ed Community Committeemen. In Logan County, Arnie Hamlin holds an a*roointive office under the County AAA Administrator as Compliance Supervisor. His duties include inspection of farms after crops are planted in order to determine whether or not the soil building arm soil conservation practices have been followed. His signature ci approval is necessary before the application for Govern ment payments to the inspected farm is certified. Mr. Hamlin i well known throughout the coun try end rnio- r ' the confidence of bum wiiitc idimers. Hi s assignments Include inspec tion of thfe farms of both races. of Daytona Beach, associates and friends, and many Funeral Direc tors, professional and business men from all over (he state. Mr. Clark is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Frederic W. Greer of Daytona Beach; one sister, Mrs. Lillie Green, also of Daytona; and a number of otherr relatives and j friends. . AFRICAN WORKERS LAUNCH FUND ‘FOR DURATION OF THE WAR” JOHANNESBURG, S. Africa (ANP)—At a meeting held here Sunday the Rand Bantu Mine Workers’ War Fund was launched, the objective being to collect each month from every native employe a small contribution for the Allied cause, for the duration of the war Phoenix ISifl Index News in Brief Freeman Bassett, 1520 East Washington street, died in the Mesa Southside District Hospital about 5:20 a. m. of injuries suf fered three hours earlier when the car in which he was riding overturned 150 feet from Sand j Tanks, near Apache Junction. A coroner’s jury continued de liberations until tomorrow. Four other colored persons, all cf whom remained in the South- : side District Hospital last night, were injured in the accident | which claimed Bassett’s life. They are Creola Bassett, SI, his wife, who suffered head in juries; Cecil Walker, 10, 102 South 15th street, a broken jaw; J. D. Childs, 24, 192 South 15th streets, cuts and bruises, and 1940 Cotton And Soil Program is Explained WASHINGTON, D, C— (A N p* Efforts of the Agricultural Ad justment administration to explain rsmificcUcn of f'e t’s conservation program and the cotton situation to colored farmers of the South, were detailed this week by E. A. Miller, head of j the Negro educational bureau, Southern division, AAA. He said: “In recent weeks we have con ducted in the stares of the south ern region, twenty sectional meet ings, consisting of from one to three, in each of the states. They were attended by county agents, home demonstration agents, voca- : tional agricultural teachers and key farmers. 3,000 IN ATTENDANCE “At these twenty meetings there were 78 counties represented with a total attendance of 8,000. Practic ally all of the extension agents and vocational teachers in the several states were in attendance. At each meeting we spent a full day, presenting the following topics: Savior To Savoy’s Managers SRr The golden trumpet of Erskine Hawkins, Alabama State’s gift to the "hot lick” world has been the saving factor for New York’s Savoy ballroom in the current battle with the new invader of Harlem, the PHOENIX, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1939 James Smart, Phoenix, seriously injured, who regained conscious ness only yesterday afternoon. They were riding in a car driv en by Freddie James, 891 East 43rd place, Los Angeles, reported Harold Dana, deputy sheriff, and L. L. Stewart, highway patrol man. Officers said a tire evident ly blew out. .* * * JAMES HOWARD, 37-year-old restaurant owner, is charged in a complaint fiied in West Phoe nix justice court yesterday with assault with a deadly weapon on Richard Thomas, 337 West Ton to in his restaurant, the Snap v)ut Case, 1001 Buckeye Road. , l The cotton situation. 2. Marketing quotas of cotton — i How they are arrived at and 3 -how they cpe r ate. • 3- How the 1940 agricultural 5 conservation program may s be used for soil building, c 4 How the 1940 agricultural , conservation program may be used to increase income through food and feed. 5. The purposes and aceompiish - mentis of the agricultural 3 conservation and price ad -1 justment payments. , 6. The agricultural conservation - ! program and human conser i ; vation. 7. The participation of Negro farmers in the agricultural : conservation program, i In addition to Director Miller, > other AAA officials who served as s lecturers on the southern tour ? were Albon L. Holsey, James Perry . Davis .Mrs. R. R. Moton and P. 1 K. Norris who is attached to the r , Foreign Service, Department of ! Agriculture. Golden GatX baUjoomJ Mr. Haw kins has stanteU Eehearfals for the musical revue, I‘rming vMan With a Horn”, which/ is based on the life of a famous iminuet player, Bis Beiderbecke, whcf:2 died several years ago. 50th Anniversary % . , ■ > BE d '&**■ I'* y^- >.:■ • MR, AND MRS. TUGGLE, Sr.. celebrated their golden wedding an niversary last Wednesday with an open house at their home on Par sons street in Atlanta. Georgia. Flowers carry-ng out Jhe gold motif decorated the home. The guest book was presided over by Mrs. I. D. Edwards, Music was rendered by Miss Nida B. Ramsey, Mrs. J. D Edwards and Miss Mattie M. Tug gle. The marriage of Mr, and Mrs. J. V. Tuggle, Sr., was solemnized in Hooper Gets Alexander Business Award Os *39 ATLANTA, Ga.— <SNS>— Mr. N. A Hooper of Hooper’s Crystal Market was selected to re ceive the Alexander &• Company Award This is the second annuo award made by the local insurant firm to that business or person who represents the pioneering spirit so much needed among Ne groes, especially in the field of business. Last year Jackson’s In corporated received the Silvei Plaque and has justified the award. Mr. Hooper began his business -six years ago as a wholesale ano retail fish and poultry market. There is only one other Negro in the South who is engaged in this type of business on a large scale, which is in Charleston, S C- Mr. Hooper is the only Negrc member of the Southern Fish As sociation and meets with this or ganization, composed of only five of the biggest dealers in town, and | aid in the regulation of prices of | poultry and fish. He is also a Industrial Bank Ends Good Year WASHINGTON (ANP)—Ending one of their most prosperous years, the Industrial Savings bank, thru J. Doyle Mitchell, cashier reports $78,514 paid out to members of the 1939 Chi'istmas Savings club to depositors were enthusiastic over over 2,780 depositors. Averaging over S2B per check, the the payments and to show their appreciation some 60 per cent more persons took out Christmas Savings accounts in the 1940 club. According to Mr. Mitchell, there were 18 persons having SSOO checks issued them for the Christmas sea rch > V - I Atlanta on December 20, 1888, They i are the parents of six living chil j dren, including Mrs. Lillie Harris. ! of Chicago, 111.; Mr. Leonard Tuggle |of Cleveland. Ohio; Mrs. Minnie ■ Brown, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; Mrs. ! Julia Parks, Mr, J, Y. Tuggle, Jr., and Miss Mattie M Tuggle, of At | lama .*■ The honor guests were assisted in entertaining by their children. ! Many friends and relatives called i during the afternoon and evening. , member of the Sou Poultry Asso ciation. He has cunt up a reputable business employes seven people and j much of his wholesale business •joes to a white and Jewish i clientele. His poultry products come from ! all parts of'Georgia and his fish is shipped in carload lots or re frigerated trucks from Virginia and j Florida. This business is not spec ' tacular except in its volume, DUt, j is highly regarded as one of the j soundest and most efficiently op- I crated in the field. Detective William Casey Dies At 63 ATLANTIC CITY, N. .I. (ANP) —Funeral services for William Casey, veteran city detective who passed away Friday at. his home following a lingering illness, were AME church, with the pastor. Rev. conducted Tuesday at St. James M M. Ward, officiating. Born in a little town in Mary land in 1876, Mr. Casey came to this city in 1909 and in 19H join ; od the police force as a patrolman til 1920 he was promoted to the rank ot detective, which position : he held until his death. Called the ■ dean of the detective squad, Mr. ! Casey, during his career, solved many crimes and was a beloved ; character respected by all races. real drive received NEW YORK—The Columbia, South Carolina branch of the Na tional Association for the Ad vancement of colored People, with 9,5000 NAACP Christmas seals sold and paid for, stood first in the ! Association’s list of branches wno , have made financial returns on j rheir drives, according to E Frede- ! fig 2£;rr:v,, director gs the drive, Facts Expected To Be Significant WASHINGTON, D. C.—(SNS)— Is Negro business improving or is it on the decline? How many stores in the United States are Negro-owned? How much money passes over the counters to color ed shopkeepers? How many per sons are employed by Negro trades men, and how much money do they pain? Answers to these and hundreds of similar questions are expected .o be made available a$ a result of the 1940 Census of Business, which will start on January 2. TO PRECEDE POPULATION COUNT This Census which will precede flie larger Population Census by several wonths will cover retail and wholesale trade service busi nesses construction and the operation of sales finance com paines. Its reults will be particu larly interesting when compared with figures obtained in previous Business Census enumerations, taken in 1929 and 1935 In 1929 there were 25,701 re tail stores perated by Negro pro prietors in the United States. By 1935 the number had dropped to 23,490, large decreases being noted in the Southern states and small increases in the Northern ones. The total volume of sales by Ne gro-owned stores also dropped in the same period, from $101,146,000 to $48,987,000; and the tota] pay roll fell from $8,528,000 to $5,021, OCO. Whether or nor these down- Texan Named Head Os Langston University LANOSTON, Okla.,— (ANP)- Announcement was made here last week of the naming of Dr. G. I Harrison, 39, dean of education at Prairie View State College, prairb View, Texas, as president of uang ston University, a post left vacant by the ousting of President J. W Sanford several months ago. Dr. Harrison, a graduate of How ard University, holds a Doctorate degree from Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio. He is director ot teacher training at Prairie View as well as dean of the department oi Urges Full Cooperation With Census Enumerations ! NEW YORK, N. Y.—(SNS)—Dr 3. B. Powell, first vice president of the Victory Life Insurance Com pany, one of H&riem’s foremost business men, pointed out this week that the cooperation of colored tradesmen with the enumerators vvlao will take the 1940 Census of Business will begin January- 2. It will cover retail trade, wholesale trade, service businesses and laun ■Jires, theatres and other places of amusement, hotels and tourist camps, and construction activities It will be the first complete survey of its kind made since 1935. “Negro business men all over the country should give extra time and attention to filling out the schedule blanks for the 1940 census of Busi ness,” Dr. Powell stated. “.When completed, this census will furnish the whole nation with a wealth ol information about colored business enterprises that could be obtained in no other way. If the information is incomplete or g'ves a false pic ture in any way, Negro business is certain to suffer.” Dr. Powell pointed out that in past censuses many small trades men were reluctant to give correct information about their enterpris es, fearing that the facts would be disclosed to creditors, income tax collectors, or the like. '“Congress providess,” he said, “ihat all information given Cen sus enumerators must be kept in strictest confidence. Nothing an individual business 8 PAGES City, State National Ns Scents PAY NO MORE PRICE FIVE CENTS ward trends have continued is one of the questions for which the Census Bureau will attempt to find an answer. The results of its survey of serv ice establishments should also piove of particular interest. A great many Negro enterprises fall into this category, which includes cleaning, dyeing and pressing shops; beauty parlors; laundrles c shoe repair shops and shoe-shine parlors; and many other establish ments rendering personal service. There were 22,172 such Negro owned enterprises in 1935, when the last enumeration of this type vas taken. They did an annual business of $27,281,000, and paid 13,975 employees a total of $5,710,000 per year TO COVER 1939 YEAR The Business Census will cover operations during the calendar year of 1939 except for those firms which close their books on Janu aiy 31. In such cases the reports will be taken on a fiscal year basis. Information will cover the num ber of stores operated by Negroes •n each kind of business, their sales, the number of active pro prietors, number of employees both fuil-timr and part-time and payroll for each group, as wen as stocks on hand. Field work of the Business Census will require the services of approximately 12,000 enumera tors. education. son received his elementary educa tion in a one-teacher rural school at Comanche, Okla. His appoint ment to the presidency of Lang ston ends a long series of futile at tempts on the part of Governs Phillips and the board of regents to fill the vacancy at the schol. Thre* Oklahomans refused the post, and Albert W. Turner, appointed at tne beginning of the school year, serv ed one day before nanding in ht» resignation. I its ownership, volume of sales, or number of employees—will be sl owed to reach the general public or even another government depart ment. Whatever is finally revealed about Negro business will be re leased only In broad statistical form, j Thus the people of the United States will be provided with a most helpful picture of Negro enterprise as a whole, with no embarrassment to any individual through disclosure of his business secrets. “I cannot too strongly urge com plete cooperation of the Negro public with those w r ho will be charged with taking the 1940 Cen | sus or Business.” Census blanks will be distribut ed by enumerators, and each busi ' ness man will be given ample time to make his report. The field work ; will be completed within four or five months, during which tabula tion will be under way. The basic facts secured will be published in 1940 < NOT AFFECTED BY RECEIVERSHIP DALLAS —(/u.xr) —Last week Mrs. P. E. Davis, grand worthy counsel or, Independent Order of Calan the, reassured the Calanthes of the Texas jurisdiction of the solvency of the order and confirmed the re port that the grand court is not affected by the receivership of the grand lodge.