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SATURDAY, MAY 15, 1943
W. T. HOST SPEAKER AT HONOR DAY EXERCISES AT SHAW W. T. Host, Political Report er of the Greensboro Daily Ncwh wus the principul speaker ut the Shuw University Honors Duy exercises held Wednesday, May 5, In the Shaw University Green leaf Memorial Auditorium where three Shaw University seniors, und four Shuw University Juniors were elected to membership in the Alpha Omlcrou Honor Society. Mr. Host lauded the at tainment of the scholars and suggested that scholarship Is important to the development of good citizens " if for no other purpose than to make possible the distinction between what is old and what is new”. "The merit of un idea or of a project, he continued, "does not lie in the oldness or the new ness of its conception but rather in the good that will do for the progress of humanity”. Citing Solomon as an author ity, Mr. Rost urged Shuw stu dents to recognize the durabil ity of what may be good "re gardless of its age”. He insisted that the so called new order as espoused by Hitler and his hordes is nothing more than repition of the tyranny which characterize the activities of Germanic tribes in the early days of civilization. Refering to alcoholic intoxi cant he assured his audience of young people that drinking is neither smart nor modern but Is almost as old as man himself an in addition is stupid. The newest things discovered by alcoholic beverages, he said, "is that they are poisonous to the human body." Senior students who had earned an average of two quality points during the seven semes ters of their career at Shaw TEACH Your Dollars to Have More Cents By Buying Your Clothing, Shoes, Hats and Other Wearing Apparels At— I. HUNTLEY’S „ CLOTHING STORE _ 814 E. Market St. Greensboro, N. C. Pause., fffi and by GREENSBORO COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO. New Dormitories Built for D. C. War Workers Samuel Plato, contractor, and part of his office staff is shown at their field headquarters for the con struction of Wake and Midway Halls, recently completed dormitories for 1,000 Negro women war work fn tath. c.pi"l Show,, (left to right) ire Md» S. WjhMh Mildred Du-tn Wdheimem, ltor nett, Mrs. Elnora Plato (wife of the contractor and chief accountant), Mr. 1 lato, and trances l urdy. University and on the basis of this record and other qualities were elected to the Alpha Oml crou Honor Society were Misses Ethel Ellis, Whltesville, Myrtle Lucas. Rocky Mount; Catherine Shaw, Burlington. Juniors hav ing an average of at least 2.5 quality points were Misses Ber nice Byrd. Charlotte; Rosalyn Cherry Richardson, Turboro; Ruth Wimberly, Raleigh, and Jumes Thomas, Wilmington. Jumes Thomas because of his average of 2.8 quality points for a period of five semesters became automatically presi dent of the Alpha Omlcrou Honor Society for the school year 194 3-4 4. Music for the program was furnished by Miss Doris Duvis und Miss M. Ruth Jackson who played respectively, the piano solos "Hungarian Dance”, Mc- Dowell and Sibelius’, “Fin landia”. Miss Alma Beatrice Coppedge of tile Shaw University staff who in 1941-42 was president Os the Alpha Omlcrou Honor Society presided in the absence of un dergraduate members of the organization. THE FUTURE OUTLOOK, GREENSBORO, N. C. Events of the celebration were concluded with u banquet Held Wednesday evening at the home of President and Mrs. Robert P. Daniel where additional honors were paid to the newly elected members of the Alpha Omlcrou Honor Society. ■ ■ - • NEGRO WELDER WINS GOVERNMENT CERTIFICATE OF MERIT A West Coast shipyard work er whose suggestion increased production 400 per cent has be come the first Negro war work er to win a Certificate of Individ ual Production Merit, the War Production Drive Headquarters announced Monday. May 3. The award winner is Charles H. Fletcher, a welder In the Moore Dry Dock Company ship yards at Oakland, Cal. He work ed out a devise to use in welding insulation pins to deckbeads. which increases production 400 per cent. In a simple operation. Fletch er used a welding pin extension made of copper piping In his innovation. The device was recommended by the Board for Individual Awards to merit widest iKissible use throughout the shipbuilding industry. Fletcher’s suggestion was certified to the War Production Drive Headquarters by the Labor-Management Committee representing the Moore Dry Dock Company of Oakland, the International Association of Machinists, the International As sociation of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Iron Workers and the International Brother hood of Electrical Workers, all members of the American Federation of Labor. INSURANCE FOR SOLDIERS All North Carolina soldiers can get financial protection la the National Service Life In surance program, If they act before midnight of August 10, the War Department has an nounced. Maximum policy Is SIO,OOO. The payments will be made to beneficiaries only In monthly Installments. CANCEL CONVENTIONS FOR DURATION Washington Fi f t y-1 w o Negro fraternal, professional, re ligious, business, and recreation al organizations have cancelled their annual conventions for 1 943, following a request by Joseph B. Eastman, Director of Defense Transportation, for the abandonment of all meetings and conventions that will not con tribute in an important way to winning of the war. The list of these cooperating V///7/////S////////////////S/SSSS/S///S""""" mxxxxxii t - r I • 1 Romantic big brimmed hats $ to keep company with your prettiest frocks now thru | /c & \ Summer. You’ll want at least one for that comehither " | ! 4 look! Pick from big brimmed | i straws with clouds of veil- I >ert Httle bow «Uots, j s y '\ ribbon belting brimmed ckis- | \ f sics and snools with clusters of flowers. All excitingly flattering—Jill priced low. I | i °> OSf/ | * § I Betty Lon Shoppe j PAGE THREE groups, representing 28 per cent of the 259 organizations usually holding annual conventions, was made public this week by Joseph R. Houchlus, Specialist on Negro Statistics in the U. S. Department of Commerce. Dr. Houchlus revealed further that six other Negro groups, Includ ing three national organizations, are giving consideration to possible postponements of their conventions. Organizations which have al ready cancelled their annual meetings included 18 fraternal, 14 educational, 8 professional, 5 business, and 7 religious, recreational and miscellaneous groups. We will start a Second Shift At Our Plant to take care of the Army work. Any women inter ested may apply at our office. HourH 5:15 A. M. to 10:45 M. 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