Clipped From The Pittsburgh Courier
- - Organization Advises Negroes To Accept Southern Race Ideas fikMINGHAil - CANPj - Negroes wedvid t week ,34 thnfC hv thA Mod Education and Reli eioua ' Bureau, inc., wneu v dehtimniversary here. The works under the direction of tor. - . - . . Here Is how this organization j advises .Negroes: 1. The South is the natural . home of the Nerro. 2. The Southern white man Is the Negro's friend and any - fass who teaches otherwise is an enemy to the Negro's welfare and progress, 1. The ' white man understands the Negro from the fact that he has spent 265 years with him In the South and this period has created Instinctive friendship. 4. The Negro should remember that It took the white man 5,000 years to arrive at - his present status, whereas the Negro has come from a heathen state to his present standing In only 265 years through the help of the white race. B. The Negro's stay with the white man has resulted, for the former, in education and prosperous, desirable cltlzen - shln. 6. Let us be patient and not hasty, lay down undue sun nlcinn and become self - con trolling, respect everybody and practice to the greatent degree nolltenes, graterui ness to every man, and God and angels will bless us. 7. Communism is dangerous and destructive to American principles and citizenship. 8. Communism is against Christian religion. Southern newspapers allow the :gr j x It - - . - - ::: - V f V local office ia headed by the : Bishop Joseph J. Higgs. wasnrngton, x. organization ample' space in appreciation of the attitude a Negro organization should take on the race question. Founded in 1812. the Modern Education and Religious Bureau, Inc.. is dedicated to the purpose of combating communism among Dixie Governors Plan To Industrialize South . . .T.... - T i - . r i Aisno industrialization of the South, chanrg. hugeecUon ofTuV industrial region to compete with the Southern Conference of Governors, as exprweu - : It was pointed out that with all of the industrial plants built in the South to meet the war emer gency, the South is thus equipped for a heavy reconversion fol'ow'n power is not merely a problem of the war, manufacturing and PlTin.atinB. other sections of the coun ducing items now strictly confined to other areas. As the Governor of Mississippi said: "Human resources are nder quate and to spare. Southern States enjoy the highest birth rate in the e.HnMK hniarea to capture the will - o - wisp they wealth." Also in tne houin live about three - fourths of the entire Negro population of the United States, or approximately 9,000,000 souls. WORK CHIEFLY IN nOM KSTIC SERVICE Of this number, some 4,uuu,uuu are estimated agricultural workers or live on rarms. m nis remaininR 5.000,000 are urban residents, or live in smaller towns throughout the South. Their work is chiefly domestic. sawmill work, steel work around Birmingham, where they atso work in mines; shipyards, stevedoring around wharves, and eeneral un skilled labor. Few skilled laborers are among this vast army, and those few who have .been fortunate in obtainine the higher types of work gradually are being pushed out as in the sawmill industry, where for years Negroes have held skilled jobs. Recently, they are being gradually replaced with white workers. While all of this planning: is go ing ahead, no one has mentioned what will be done with the Negro workers. Rev . Jowj direc - 1ST white U T his' - natural friend and champion." country, from M - J. the East and North is the Pi" but the problem is there and will become more involved and complex as the war nears its end. The South's bid lor inausinai try, it also depends largely upon racial attitudes, and so much so. that the failure of the Southern leaders to recognize the Negro as on intic - inl nart of the plans win result in the failure of the entire archasing in their early post war iiia us. vv Centerville, Ala. Honors Educator CENTREVILLE. Ala. A pro gram celebrating the 75th anniversary of Prof. Henry Damon Davidson, founder and principal of Bibb County Training School, were held Sunday afternoon at ui. oi - nai AME Church where civic lead ers and educators paid tribute to the well known schoolman. Although having devoted most of his time to establishing the training school, the aged leader has served as superintendent of Mt. Sinai Sunday School for the past fifty years. Recently off the press also is the 250 - page autobiography of Prof. Davidson, "Inching Along. .The program committee had as members T. O'Neal Conwell, T. Griffin, Rev. N. Stoudmire, J. Russell and N. W. Wesley. j p.