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SATURDAY, JULY 10, 194 S
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ACTION (Continued from Pag:e 1) outnumbered Negroes is the now famous shot of a Negro on Wood ward avenue surrounded by a crowd of civilians and mounted police and supposedly in the cus tody of two policemen who grip his arms while a white assailant strikes him full in the face. An other is a picture of a cowering fear-stricken Negro on whom sev eral white police are closing in. The NAACP again asked why Jeffries and police commissioner Witherspoon could not make ar rests out of the nearly 1000 white rioters whose faces are clearly identifiable in these pictures and who could be easily apprehended by even a mediocre detective. In picture after picture white men are shown maiming, killing and destroying the property of lone i Negroes. White surface quiet has settled,' here. Negro citizens continue to j fear- that another outbreak will accompany the complete removel of troops from the streets. A grad - ■ ual withdrawal of these soldiers, ' all of whom are white, is already in progress. Governor Harry Kelly informed the NAACP on July 2 that he had HURRY Many Asheville citizens are contracting for next winter’s supply of ASHEVILLE GAS COKE This is a smokeless fuel and is ideal for ALL hand-fired stoves and furnaces. Get next winter’s fuel while you can. Contracting period ends July 31st, 1943 or when our season’s supply is contracted, whichever comes first. 88 PAITON AVE. PHONE 2200 WANTED SALESMEN TO SELL THE SOUTHERN NEWS We Are Desirous of Getting 100 Boys and Girls to Sell the Southern News in Your Neighborhood or Community YOU CAN EARN MONEY EVERY WEEK. Write Circulation Department SOUTHERN NEWS COMPANY P. 0. Box 464 121 Southside Ave. "requested that the troops remain until the state ot emergency has [ been lifted. I believe my request will be honored. Everything is be ing done to keep the situation un , der control and to determine the causes of the disturbances.’’ The NAACP wired the war de- I partment: “We understand war department proposes withdrawal , troops from Detroit immediately after July 4. Personal investiga . lion and other inquiries by NAA • CP indicate likelihood that such ' withdrawal will result in resump tion of rioting. Urge troops re- ■ main until tension is relieved. It ■ is better to keep troops there in . definitely than to remove them one day too soon. We see no hope Detroit police force has ability cope with situation.” Arrested rioters have been charged with 931 misdemeanors and 432 felonies including one murder. | Thurgood Marshall, NAACP special counsel who after consuit- I ing with the department of jus i lice in Washington flew to De- ■ troit during the rioting reports ; this week that the NAACP De- I troit office has been so swamped with requests for legal aid that the legal staff has been forced to I restrict its investigations and de fense only to the most worthy of the cases. The legal defense is be- THE SOUTHERN NEWS ing handled by members of the Detroit Branch Legal committee, the Wolverine Bar Association and a committee from the local Na tional Lawyers Guild. Along with NAACP lawyers as the cases erach the office of the NAACP they are immediately referred to lawyers, trials are conducted each day. Marshall said that he is now work ing on writs of habeas corpus for mayn of the Negroes who were sentenced to 90 days’ im prisonment last week. Marshall revealed that at least two of those sentenced were not given oppor tunity to secure counsel and were to go into the army last week. "Most of thees men had been held in jails without opportunity to secure counsel or even to tele phone their families," Marshall said. The members of the fam ilies were prevented from seeing these men because the officials told them they could not be lo cated. They.were moving the Ne groes around during Monday and Tuesday from jail to jail and many of them were confined in the garage behind Piquette Ar mory. The research and other work done on these writs of ha beos corpus will be by the end of the week.” Work In Handicrafts To Be Exhibited At Atlanta University ATLANTA, Ga., July 2 —Special —A number of fine handicrafts by students in the Arts and Crafts Workshop at the Atlanta Univer sity summer school, will be on view Thursday afternoon. July 8, from 2:30 until five o'clock in the Exhibition Room of the At lanta University Library. The Arts and Crafts Workshop, unlike oth er divisions of the sesison, has not felt the impact of the war In enrollment, although there have been fewer metals for the work in crafts and a scarcity of metal tools. In previous years, the en rollment was limited to twenty five, but this year there are thirty taking wor kin crafts and thirteen in the painting classes. Many of the enrollees are teachers in ele mentary and high schools and one teacher rural schools. There is al so a small group whose main in terest is in the pursuit of a hobby. Students working in crafts are taught design, metal work, weav ing, pottery work and ceramics, leather tooling, and modelling in clay, plaster-paris, and papier mache. A small fee entitles a stu dent to free use of all materials and tools. Much of the metal work has been confined to copper, and out of this medium are emerging handsome trays, bookends, plates, will plaques and other decorative pieces. Mop yarn has been used for weaving attractive cotton rugs, mats, and pocketbooks on looms that have been made from old picture frames. In the modelling classes, the red Georgia clay is a great favorite with rural teachers as their chief Interests is in materials which are native and easy to secure. Vases of different types and colors, animal heads, figurines, bookends, and candlesticks tre usually wrought in this medium. This year a kiln for drying was built by members of the class from discarded metals. Instruction, however, is given In plaster-paris, as a substitute for for clay where a kiln is not avail able. Because leather is expensive to work on, modelling paper is sub stituted as it can be treated in exactly the same way. From this medium the students are taught to make book covers, portfolios, util ity boxes, waste paper containers, and packetbooks. Work In design can be seen in colorful wooden salad bowls. In the group of paintings, there are oils and water colors. The sub jects Include landscapes and still life designs. Classes at the summer work shop meet during the mornings of the session from eight until one o'clock. The students are privi leged to work afternoons in the studio until six o'clock. The crafts are taught by Mrs. Mary Tobias Dean, a graduate of Teachers, College, Columbia Uni versity, and a former teacher at Paine College and Bennett Col lege. The painting classes are taught by Hale Woodruff, inter nationally famous painter, who is also director ot the workshop. ’ ' M... * ' ■ ;• W: ‘ ... V v . v F J TECH. SGT. ALBERT ALEX ANDER, JR., son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander of Asheville and Green ville, S. C„ Sgt. Alexander is in North Africa. SIR WILLIAM BEVERIDGE WAS A RECENT VISITOR AT ATLANTA UNIVERS. July 2, 1943—Special—Sir Wil liam Beveridge, author of the well known British proposals for social Insurance and allied services, vis ited Atlanta university on June 22 to confer with a group of Negro and white educators and officials in the busines sand civil life of Atlanta. The conference included officials of most of the Atlanta colleges, members of the LTniver sity faculty in the social sciences, an attorney, insurance executive, and the presidents of Tuskeegee Institute and Fort Valley State College. The discussion centered around the Beveridge report and various aspects of the social se curity program in America. Sir William was accompanied by Mr. Jackson Davis, associate director of the General Education Board, under whose auspices the Ameri can trip is being conducted. Sir William has devoted much of his life to the study of em ployment problems. At the age of 26, he was a member of the Cen tral (Unemployed) Body for lon don, then became the first chair man of Employment Exchanges committee in the Board of Trade and Director of Labor Exchanges. During the last war he served in the ministry of munitions and in the ministry of food. In 1919, the distinguished Briton became di rector of the London School of Economics and Political Science, serving in that capacity until 1937 when he assumed his present post of Master of University College at Oxford. MOVIE-STAR SPONSORS UNITY PLEDGE IN N. Y. NEW YORK, N. Y.—Citizens of ’New York’s five boroughs are be ing asked to sign the following .pledge of unity; "We the citizens of New York say it can’t happen here, but we want to make sure: moved by a deep sense of anguish and horror that in the midst of a war being fought for democracy there could be manifestations of racial hatred and violence against Americans of any race, color or creed, we pledge: 1. That we shall not be moved to mob action against any fellow citizen or group of fellow citizens. >. That we shall not listen to, nor repeat, any rumors designed lo divide us among ourselves. DRINK " Redßojs M COLR./O i ■« I ORANGE CRUSH BOTTLING CO. Southside Ave. Released by U. S War Department Bureau of Public Relations FORT RILEY, KANSAS—Ser geant Louis Howard of Hudson, New York, has had 31 years of Cavalry to his credit. Looking for adventure, he has served on the Mexican Border, in the Philippines, and has been an instructor at West Point, New York. NAACP COUNSEL SCORES TIMES LETTER WRITER ON RACE “SOLUTION” Continued from page one long as Negroes are denied the basic decencies of human exist ence. ‘thoughtful colored people’ will go on fighting for their birth ■ right. I “By ‘fighting’ I do not mean that responsible Negro leadership ■ countenances the use of force and , violence; on the contrary, they i make every effort to channel re sentment and opposition into a struggle on the legal, legislative i and educational fronts. And in this struggle all who hold dear and sacred the concept of human dig nity, all who believe that man was created in the image of God, will find themselves allied with the Negro.” 3. That we shall, at ail times, live up to the spirit of our Ameri can citizenship and do what is in our power to forward mutual un derstanding and friendliness among all the various groups which make up our city and our America. The pledge was conceived by Jean Muir, popllar movie star, who this week caled a meeting of some forty national organizations at her home to make plans for a program of racial unity. The pledge has already been signed by Mayor LaGuardia who along With Miss Muir and Walter White of the NXXCP addressed the group at Miss Muir’s home. Ac tive in circularizing the pledge are labor unions, church and civic groups and members of the thea tre profession. I i- ’’ B- 'rl • ' •’V , 4 f ••• e«SaL’ ■ C “ NFI:R n, ' V ] TH J* RESIDENT -Following a conference with President Roosevelt m the White House Tuesday, June 15, eight prominent clergymen announced that Bishop John A Gregg of the African Methodist Episcopal Church has been selected to represent the Fraternal Council of Negro Churches in America on a tour of training camps and various war fronts where Negro troops are stationed. Bishop Gregg resides in Kansis City, Mo. N 0 w \WrO n sliced U.S.WAR BONDS r m hmsumU BREAD j AT YOUR GROCER ASHEVILLE BAKING COMPANY •'« ' MHSB W BL Hk Ik Tr .Mfclßjl Released by U S. War Department Bureau of Public Relations WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION—Private First Class William Garrett, 106 Mill Avenue, Braddock, Pennsylvania, won the welter weight title of the U. S. Army, European Theatre of Operations, when he won a three-round decision over Corporal Bat Rossi, 240 North School Avenue, Oglesby, Illinois. I Other members of the theatre, radio, and screen shocked by the .brutality of the recent riots have also made known their plans to work toward greater raciti har mony. Some of the best known stars of the entertainment world including Laurence Tibbett, Geo. Heller, Jane Cowl, Ralph Bellamy, Tallulah Bankhead, Max Gordon, Paul Robeson, Maxwell Anderson, Serge Koussevitsky and James Cagney have agreed to sponsor a coast to coast CBS broadcast with WDendell Willkie dramatizing the Detroit riot on July 10 from 7:30 to 8 o’clock. William Robeson will produce the skit with Paul Muni as one of the stare. Like many other famous sing ers, Dorothy Maynor, who makes her third appearance on "The Pause That Refreshes On The Air” via CBS Sunday afternoon (June 27) received her first taste of music in a church choir. The daughter of a Norfolk, Va., min ister, Miss Maynor also studied at Hampton Institute and at the Westminister Choir School, Prince dom N. J. Versatile Andre Kostelantez, who features strings on his Sun day CBS program, "The Pause That Refreshes On The Air,” late ly has gone for brass sections in personal appearances. The reason —he's been serving as guest con ductor at numerous army camps and personally defraying his ex penses for each appearance. The maestro's first experience with a brass band was at Albion (Michi gan) College in 1939 when he was awarded a degree of Doctor of Music.