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VOL. 2 N 0.40
The Week’s
Red Springs, N. C. David
Lee Farley, 15, and his brother,
James, 12, were killed Sunday af
ternoon by a bolt of lightning as
they sat on the back porch of
their home eating watermelon.
Franklin, N. C. July 25
Lucile Conley, 17 year old girl,
is in county jail charged with the
fatal stabbing of Booker T. Eng
land ,who died last night, as re
sult of a kni e battle in which the
two engaged. The dual started
when England became angry be
cause Lucile’s mother refused to
let her go for a ride with him.
The slain man had worked at fill
ing stations for a number of
Asheville, July 27 Jim
Hensley, white, was given four
years on an involuntary manslau
ghter charge when the truck
which he was driving last April
ran into three cars and overturn
ed on the sidewalk injuring five
persons and killing one. Leroy ;
Stall worth was a pedestrain fatal
ly wounded when the truck over
San Antonio, Texas July 28
Congressman Maury Maverick, one '
of th“ nation’s outstanding fight
ers in defense of the constitution
al light of die pejple was defeat
ed by Paul Kilday, a lawyer. Ma- 1
verick, who had the courage to ■
vole lor the federal anti - lynch
ing bdl when all other members
of his party from his state op
posed him, was accused of being '
radical and a member of the C.
I. O. Maverick said that he was 1
defend *ig the constitutional rights
of all regardless of race or color.
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Canton, Miss July 27 An- !
othei mot tell on Mississippi, the
first stale to have lynching in
. 193 8. vh. an urnwt mob| of. po -
live and citizens “mistakenly” shot
and killed Claude Brooks, whom 1
they thought had knifed and rob
bed a w hite man. After Earl Rate
had been arrested for the rob- ■'
bery, a mob gathered and block
aded a section in search for Pete’s
alleged companion. Unaware of the ‘
blockade Brooks and Willie Jones
drove through the street. When •
Brooks saw the mob he speeded r
up his automobile. Six members '
of the mob opened fire and killed 1
him instantly. Later they admitted
both men were innocent of the
Winning the Royal Crown Cola i
contest is not such a bugaboo as ,
some people might think, and nei
ther do the contestants have to
be expert writers.
The main thing that is stressed t
is originality and sincerity. Con
test judges, Reuben IL Donnelley
Corporation, do not prefer phras
es and slogans that have been us- j
ed for other products or that can •
jus: as well be used for any oth- i
ers as is supplied by tipsters. Mr.
Chester Brown, head of the Nehi (
Bottling company here, advised:
“Originality is an important
consideration in the Royal Crown
contest, and many good entries in
this contest have failed to win
because the contestant had not
carefully read the rules relating
to criginality and sincerity in this
cuntest. I strongly suggest that any
resident of Asheville who intends
enter.ng the contest this summer,
Should be sure to get from his
dealer a copy of the official en
t;y blank and rules. All Royal
Crown Cola dealers have Royal
Crown entry blanks for free dis
tribmion. There are sixty-one pri
ces given tach week, a first prize
of $1,000; 10 second prizes of SSO
each; and gO third prizes of $lO
S.nce the contest started in
March, $2,000 has been given a
way each week as prizes in the
Royal Crown Cola contest. Recent
ly Mr. James Latham, Sr., of 65
Waiton street won $lO in the con-
S’ L
Asheville Gets First Negro I
Park When P.W.A. Workers
Turn First Spade Wednesday’
The hope for many years was
made real last week when ground |
was broken and work on the
first Negro park in Asheville was
Between the downpour of show
ers that continued throughout the
entiie day. more than one hund
red and fifty persons gatered on
hthe plot located back of Wal
ton street at the termination of
Depot street to witness the form
al ground breaking of the park ■
Friday morning. ceremony
was to have taken place Wednes
day morning, but because of the
unalsual disagreeable weather, the 1
-Un., v.-cvn postponed un' ; l two]'
da vs later.
S ! nce the selection of this site
last December, plans have been
in the making for the develop
ment. Early applications were
made for a loan from the Pub- .
lie Works Administration. but
v-erp not granted until this month.
The supplement of the city’s $4.-
000 to the P. W. A. loan will pro
vide for the construction of a $20,-
000 on the five ac r ? tract. PWA
workers have almost cleared the
thicket already. Tennis courts, a
pavillion, marble shooting ring and
sonter will be constructed immed
iately. Later a swimming pool >
will be Jjuilt. ;
aftd A?
the Negro Welfare Counc’l and
cd her Negro leaders joined in the
formal ground breaking.
S. C. BANK WORTH $66,075.88
Columbia, S. C. (C) A report '
of the condition of Victory Saving
bank here, as of June 30, reveals
assets of $66,075.88, with cash bal '
ance of $10,267.50. The bank has 1
demand deposits of $1 3,955.32 and
time deposits of $22,561.41.
New’ York (C) Ralph Cop-! I
er, who won fame as “emcee” at j'
the 12 sth street Apollo theatre '
three years ago, returned last I]
week as a double star star ;
of the feature talking picture, |
test. Others can win just as easily (
:» • e did.
T« y a Royal Crown Cola. It is J
pure, refreshing and wholesome. *
The large twelve ounce bottle con- 1
tains twice as much as the small- -
er bottle and the cold sparkling i
drink tastes twice as good. 1
HOM y'OwnJuHHr jdsH
Bp*-- Mg
K'. - W fli
Photo shows Edgar G. Brown (left), president of the United Govern
ment Employes, Washington, I). shaking hands with Congressman
John F. Doekweiler of California, a member of the
Committee of the House of Representatives, who beeked the siu-eess
ful campaign of the V. G. E. for wage increases of $l2O a year for
I 3,000 colored elevator operators anil la borers of the Interior Depart
ment, $7 a month for 402 colored women in the War Department
laundries, ami S6O a year increase for 2,000 colored laborers ami oth
ers in tlie Post Offices throughout the country Tlie most recent vic
tory of tlie U. G. E. is tlie securing of a S2O a month increase for
all WPA workers in the South, which it Is estimated will bring $lO,-
! 000,000 a year in nevi wages to 100,000 colored workers and their
families on relief, (Calvin Service).
Special Correspondents Over and South Carolina
For Lbouthem People for the Advancement of the Race
Atlanta, Ga„ July 27 Deplor- I
ing the recent lynching near Cor- I
dele, where an angry mob satur- I
ated the clothes of dying John 1
Dukes with gasoline and set fire, I
the executive committee of the I
Georgia Council of Federated I
i Church Women requested the I
| state authorities for “an honest I
investigation of the crime • and I
punishment of the criminals.”
Dukes was mortally wounded I
in a gun battle with officers who I
sought to arrest him dicing which
Marshal F. O. Epps of the town
of Arabi was shot and killed. As
Duke lay dying in the house in
which he had dragged himself,
an infuriated mob seized him,
threw his body on a Truck, car
ried it on a country road where |
they sluiced his clothes with gas
oline and set fire to .hem, ■/’
The sheriff of the copnty after
I a routine investigation said that
iW niJlM**--Mfiva.-ol.'-.wd fIS Lyr
1* was- concerned, ' unless some
thing turned up to justify an ar
Out of five contestants the Me- :
Coy - Wilkins Funeral Home won -
the bid for the contract for the .
next twelve months effec: ive this
July for bodies of all World War
soldiers who die at Oteen eVter- '
|ans’ hospital. This is the second
■ consecutive year that this funeral
home has had such a distinction.
Last year when the contract was
let, McCoy - Wilkins Funeral set
the record as being the first col
ored funeral home with an Oteen
contract. Previously, the contracts
had been held by Reynolds and
Brownell-Dunn Funeral homes,
both white.
Merit, service, and efficiency of
the McCoy- Wilkins Funeral home (
won the recognition of the United
States Veterans’ Administration in-|
spectors who rated all the funeral
“The Duke Is Tops” and star of
the stage show. “Coop” got a big
Greenville, S. C.,'w3tuid;y, July 30, 1938
Shown In Germany
Detroit, July i: 7 In a mes- |
sage directed tn Hugh Wilson, ]
American ambassador to Germany
John Roxborough, co-manager of
the Brown Bomber, protested a
gainst the fight movies being
shown in Germany of the last
Joe Louis-Max Schmeling fight.
The protest read: “They are
trying to put Joe in a bad light
over there. The pictures they are
showing are not those that were
taken last month when Joe knock
ed Schmeling out. From what I’ve
been told, the pictures show the
second round of the first fight, in
which Schmeling gave Joe a good
beating. The only blow Joe lands
in this German version is the so
called illegal kidney punch. And
I understand this is shown in slow
jmotion to give German fans the
wrong impression.”
iffr W-. * A' t
lT fel SB
Above is shown several of the city officials aid col;.red leaders who participated m the
rites of the formal ground breaking of the fi st park for Negroes in Asheville. Names are:
Dr. L. 0. Miller, president of the egro Welfare Council; City Manager P. M. Burdette; E.
W. Pearson, secretaiy of Buncombe County District and Agricultural Fair; Row land H.
Latham, city superintendent of schools; Weld >n Weir, director of public works; and Juli-!
us C. Highe, director of Negro welfare council, all or u horn gave brief remarks to the
crowd. Others not shown in the picture who also spike were. Mrs. Elizabeth L. Glenn, I
Mrs. Dorothy Wells, playground director; Mrs. Marie King, of the National Youth Admin
istration; J. H. McGinnie, and Rev. J. C. Divis.
. .. _ .. . --
The Grand Lodge of Knights of
Pythias of North Carolina, was in
annual session at Charlotte, N. C„
Tuesday, July 19, 1938. Sir Z. Al
exander, Grand Chancellor, pre
siding. Reports from the Grand
Chancellor and Grand Keeper of
Records and Seal, were read,
showing that the Grand Lodge
of Knights of Pythias of North
Carolina is in good and regular
standing with the Supreme Lodge.
Considering the depressing times,
the meeting was well attended
and the spirit was far above the
average. Grand officers were elect
ed and the meeting for 1939 will
be he'd at Salisbury. The meeting ;
closed in peace and harmony,
with the determination of every ;
one present to help rebuild the
Order in this state.
poy's Camp; Goal Expected
To Be Reached In 3o Days
I Washington, D. C., July 28
[William J. Trent, son of President
|W. J. Trent of Livingstone College
■Salisbury, N. C., was appo.nted
las chief adviser on Negro affairs
■in the public works administra-
I For the past four years Trent
[has been on the staff of Bennett
■College, Greensboro, N. C. He is j
[only 28 years old, having been |
(educated at Livingstone College
land at the University of Pennsyl-
Ivania from which institution he
(received his degree as master of
[business administration. Addition
[graduate courses in economics and
[sociology were done at the Uni-
Iversity of Pennsylvania and Uni- '
Iversily of Chicago. He has writ
ken a manuscript, “History of Ne- 1
sko Insurance Enterprises.”
Jhfore going, toßennett ■Col--,
Trent served as ins-.ructor
tn ecor.ontfes and assistant busi
fness at Col
ijege. He the samel capacities. ,
Jit Bennett t College where he was’
also dean.'
In 1936 Trent conducted a sur
vey on unemployed Negro work
ers. His new work will consist of
obtaining Negro participation in
the programs of the department
of interior, PWA, and associate
agencies. Duties begin immediate
Trent’s father was at one time
secretary’ of the Young Men’s In
stitute in this city.
col. McDowell
The fiery, outspoken and elo
quent tongued Col. Victor Stan
ley McDowell addressed the Eco
nomical club which met at the
home of Mr. Lee vi ouu. 3 Blan
ton street, Thursday night, July
28. The invitation which was ex- '
tended to Mr. McDowell by Mrs.
Jessie Solomon, widely known Mt.
Zion Baptist church member,
headed the program which was
witnessed by a large crowd.
This week the Southern News
Company started a campaign to
raise $5,00 to begin development
on the boys’ training school and
camp on the grounds recently pur
' chased by the company.
With intensive work, it is hop
ed that the money will be raised
and tlie first drive closed within
thirty days. If this effort is suc
cessful, work will begin immedi
ately after the goal is reached.
Plans call for the immediate con
struction o£ a few cabins, a club
house, swimming pool, and base
ball daimond. Later, a gym, fully
equipped, and industrial, training
rooms will be added. Farming
land will also be developed.
I So great has been hte problem of
I delinquency among our boys that
an idea was initiated that if some
training camp for boys were star
ted the juvenile delinquent reco
rds would show a mark curtail
ment. Much talk has been done
about some such project, but no
definite work was started before
now. Boys from the ages of six
to twenty-one will be organized
into a club which will divert their
minds from mischief.
All this week members of Hop
kins Chapel, A. M. L. Zion church
with friends of other churches,
have been observing the sixth
year of the pastoring of Rev. R.
L. Jones of that church.
Services began Monday night,
and will continue through next
Monday night, August 1. with var
ious departments of the church
having charge each night. Mon
day night Rev. J. A. Davis, pas
tor of Brown’s Temple, C. M. E.
church, preached, assisted by his
choir and congregation in interest
of the stewardess board. As a spe
cial number, Mrs. Juanita Weaver
gave a reading. Because of change
of program, Rev. J. E. Brower,
.pastor of Berry Temple, M. E.
'Church and his choir and
gation gave their services, under
the auspices of the Missionary and
Sen. choir Tue. night. Wed night
Trustee’s Aid and Gcspel choir
night, and Rev. E. W. Dixon, pas
tor of Hill Street Baptist church
and his choir and congregation as
sisted. The lookout club usher
board directed services Thursday
| night, with Rev. W. C. Brown,
pastor of First Baptist church,
choir and congregation participat
ing Father J. C. Davis and Dr.
C. A. Eddington .f St. Matthias
Parish and Calvary Presbyterian
church, respectively, will give mes
sages on young people Sunday,
and V. C. E. night.
The remaining program will be
as follows:
Sunday, 11:00 Home coming
anniversary serm< n, Dr. J. S. N.
Truss, divisional secretary, ‘ Ameri
can Bible society, cnarlotte, N.
C.: special music by Hopkins Cha
pel choir. 3:30, Sermon, Dr. J.
\V. lianstcn, pastor of Mt. Zion
Bap.ist church, choir and congre
gation assisting. 8:00 P. M. Spe
cial program: Sunday school mes
sage by Dr. J. S. N. Tross, spe
cial music, gospel choir, Hopkins
Chapel church.
M.nday 8:00 P. M. Zion
night, church social. Remarks by
Rev. A. L. Wilson, Southside, A.
M. E. church; Rev. H. Simmons,
Shiloh, A. M. E. Zion church,
Rev. T. P. Turner, Varrick Chap
el, Rev. M. C. Carson, South Ashe
ville. Rev. E. 11. Stitt, Weaver
ville. Music will be furnished by
the choirs of the visiting church
Mrs. R. S. Battle is chairman
of the program committee assist
ed by Mrs. Vivian Cooper, Mrs.
Ella Hayes, and Mrs. Deseree Glo
ver -
' Bower’s Deimrtment Store, locate
led at 15 Biltmore avenue is very
appreciative for colored trade.
(Stop in an observe the courtesy
j that you receive there. Remember
(too, Bower’s is the “Bargain-Bill”

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