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 - Congress Probes Charges Of Racial...
Congress Probes Charges Of Racial Discrimination WASHINGTON, July 19—(AP) Charges of racial discrimination by lion's armed services were put before congressional committees today by separate sources. John T. Jones, legislative representative of the Congress of Industrial Organizations and director of labor's Nonpartisan League, filed with a house judiciary subcommittee a statement urging enactment of specific legislation to forbid to those who protest that force not reason must be the ultimate solvent of international realtions." Daniel C. Roper, former minister to Canada and secretary of commerce, told the meeting that Canada and the United States were united in their defense activities and should join the economic development of their resources. Trade barters should he studied with view to ultimate abolition of import duties, He said and also suggested that "eventually the two countries should have a common dollar for legal tender and avoid disparity in exchange such as that now prevailing." racial discrimination in employ- i ment. Discrimination Charged He contended that a "handful of rich and powerful corporations" were discriminating against colored workers and added: "The use of one racial group against another, one national group against another, in order to beat down the economic standards of all, is an old story to the labor movement. It is the ancient maxim of divide and rule—divide and exploit." Noel Sargent, secretary of the National Association of Manufacturers, testifying before a house committee studying migration of defense workers, discussed the charges of discrimination and said ,that "the government has sought i to concentrate the heat engendered |in this issue on industry." "The fact is," he told the committee, "that both the government as well as organized labor might well put their own houses in order. "It is not fair to ask the government if consideration is being given to the existence of official discrimination in the army policy that colored men shall be enrolled and trained in segregated units; or that colored men have consistently been denied opportunity for army aviation training, and that the first modification of this latter policy was announcement of a 'segregated' training field to be established at Tuskegee Institute?" Fellow Workers Blamed Sargent testified that his association had advised members that dices in employment" and contended ELECTRICAL 424 N.

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  1. Arizona Republic,
  2. 20 Jul 1941, Sun,
  3. Page 68

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