The Pittsburgh Courier from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on February 13, 1965 · Page 2
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Pt. 13, 1941 ft ; :. .; - ' s V" Distinguished Cadet Letters To Air Force ROTC Officers ff'l"'IWI 4 r. .J c "i J THE COURIER w n i r.rJ 'J W r , 1 J F lit i - ji m w 1 t" ; - Hi Icy J' - ' A F ROTC OFFICERS - Shown receiving Buchanan, Cadet MaJ. Eddie W. Ross Jr., "Distinguished Cadet" letters from Lieut. Cadet Col. Richard R. Browning, Cadet Co Howard L Baugh, Tennessee State Maj. Howard L. Baugh Jr., Cadet Maj. University professor of aerospace studies, Wilburn King Jr. and Cadet Maj. Clifford at&;"from front) Cadet Maj. Nornan H. Stegar. Joe Zinn Photo lecf Berry to Head Community Action WASHINGTON President. Lyndon B. Johnson announced recently the appointment of Theodore M. Berry, nationally known Cincinnati lawyer, as director of the office of Economic Opportunity's Community Action Programs. The programs which Mr. EeSrry will dircet will embrace almost half the budget of the anti - poverty program, and is considered vital to the success of the war on poverty. Mr. Berry, who is 58 years old va3 born in Maysville, Ky. He was graduated from the University of Cincinnati Law School in 1931. During the time he was In law school he was an investigator for the Cincinnati Department of Public Welfare. He was an asslstnat prosecuting attorney for Hamilton otmty (Cincinnati) from 1939 to 1942. He has served on the flat Cole's Father Dies In Illinois WAUKEGAN, 111 (NPI) The. Rev. Edward James Coles, a widely - known Baptist minister, was buried near here Saturday as his famous pianist - singer son, Nat (King) Cole, waged a battle against' cancer in a California hospital. Final rites were held here at Shiloh Baptist Church. The Rev. Mr. Cole, who served as pastor of the First Baptist Church, North Chicago, 111, died last Monday in St. Therese Hospital here. The 73 - year - old minister had been fill for some time. His son, Nat, 45 - year - old recording star, recently underwent surgery for removal of his left lung. He had been un - dregoing cobalt and X - ray therapy since entering the hospital last Dec. 8. At last reports this week Nat is improving. ' The Coles family had attempted to keep news of the seriousness of Nat's condition from his ailing father. A native of Alabama, the vRev. Mr. Coles came to Chicago in 1923, and moved to North Chicago in 1936. Chicago was the training ground for his son, Nat, who began his career as a pianist, organized the famed Nat (King) Cole trio and went on to win fame and fortune as one :ef the world's top vocalists.:? Besides his widow, Cora MAW OFFICE 2628 CENTRE AVE. uuui).3 - 2ooo ntutort ia. n PoklllM it rmaturik. Pi., ky TH( PITTSBURGH COURIER PWILISHINtt COMMNV, INC. Smii( - Iim IMta MM M Rltttturik, Pi. S. . PUlLIR PntCiMr. CUM. H B4 WOOOtOW L. TAYLOR. ..BUuflRf UIUT - tUilCRIPTIOM RATIS la ContfkiMal umtM llitu, Mnrall, AMita Pnrt RiM aat Vlrtla Iiium S 4.M SIX MONTHS - 00 ONI VIAR Xi.OO i TWO VIARt IN CANADA S 4.59 - '. SIX MONTHS S BOO. ONI VIAR ta.oo. TWO VSARS S FONEIO.N S.as'i BIX MONTHS B OO - ONI VIAR BIO.OO;, TWO VIARS tHG PITTSBURGH COURIER PUBLISHING COMPANY. INC. B. O. BOX 182S PITTSBURGH 30, PA luw nuail Burtiu if cinulatliM 1 ' i frrv f v ii Nitliml Avrtllni RiprmntMliM AMAlOftMATED PUBLISHERS. INC. to Mtflnm N Vark IT, N.V. umv mm B - OMBI I fti $. i v . " i j ft ? ' J THEODORE M. BERRY City Council on two occasions, 1950 to 1957 and 1961 to 1965. PROMOTED - George Edwards, who hat been promoted fo sales manager of the Brooklyn, N.Y., Division of Pepsi - Cola Metropolitan Bottling Co., a subsidiary of Pepsi - Cola Co. Mr. Edwards formerly was in charge of market research ana market development for the New York bottling operation. Prior to that, he had been a staff member of Pepsi - Cola Co.'s Special Markets Department. Bell, other survivors include a daughter, Evelyn, and three other sons Edward B., Isaac and Fred, and a brother, Henry Cole of Washington, D.C. The minister's first ' wife, Mrs. Pelina Cole, died in 1955. FREEDOM SCHOOL - The who heads New York Ciiy r - - . ' - ' ; ' : V .r L1...H.MHMI Mi mi ii in. ,ui. u ; - ' - n 'i mil it iii l r i .1 in, Poverty Program He was vice mayor of Cincinnati from 1956 to 1957. Mr. Berry has also been Ohio State Director for the U. S. Department of Interior Survey of Employment and a morale officer with the U. S. Office of War Information during World War II. Mr. Berry Is a member of Mt Zlon Methodist Church in Cincinnati and serves on the National Judical Council of the Methodist Church. He also belongs to the Cincinnati branch of the NAACP and was elected to the association's National Board of Directors. He was a delegate at large to the National Urban League in 1957 and 1959. He resides at 704 North Crescent Ave. in Cincinnati, with his wife, Mrs. Johnnie Mae Berry, their son, Theo dore Newton, aged 9, and a daughter, Gall, 22. Anothter daughter, Faith, studies at the Sorbonne In Paris, Va. Union To Celebrate Centennial RICHMOND, Va. Virginia Union University will celebrate its 100th Birthday In mid - February. The Centennial Founders Day exercise will be held in Barco Stevens Auditorium, Friday, Feb. 12, at 11:30 A.M. Dr. Horace Mann Bond, dean, School of Education, At - lanta University (Ga.), and former president of Lincoln University (Pa.) and Fort Valley State College (Ga.) will deliver the Founders Day Convocation address. Dr. Thomas Howard Hen - derson, sixth president of Virginia Union, will address alumni and friends at a Founders Day luncheon In the College Inn at 1 P.M. At 8 P.M. the Virginia Union Panthers will play Elizabeth City State College in a basketball game In Barco - Stevens HalL A Founders Day social will follow the game in BarcoStevens. Dr. Henderson recently announced a $7 million development program for the 100 - year - old university to start on Founders Day. The Board of Trustees approved the pro - Rev. Milton A. Galainison, boycott on de facto tegrega NASHVILLE Eleven Ten - 1 nessee Stale University Air Force ROTC Cadets won "Distinguished Cadet" letters from Detachment 790 Commandant, Lt. CoL Howard L. Baugh, USAF. professor of aerospace studies, recently. Four Tennesseans, Norman Buchanan, Trenton; Clifford Stegar, Chattanooga; James Brown and Howard L. Baugh Jr., Nashville, were among the cadet officers to be given letters noting that they possessed he qualities and attributes that are desired in regular Air Force officers. Eddie W. Ross Jr., Montgomery, Ala.; Wilburn King Jr., East St Louis, 111.; Samuel Scott, Simmons Isle, Ga.; Johnny Redmon, Greenville, Miss.; Lloyd Newton, Boston, "Greof Society" to Be Greof and Ronald Phyall, Worches, Mass., compl.te the list The "Distinguished" lettered cadets are continually observed up to the time of graduation. "When a distinguished cadet applies, he is almost always assured of acceptance as a commissioned officer In the regular Air Force," Capt James O. Hill, USAF, aerospace studies Instructor, revealed. Cadet officers Ross, Redmon and Brown, electircal engineering; Newton and Phyall, avation education; Browning, biology; Baugh Jr., psycholoy; King, Modem foreign lan. guages; Stegar. civil engineer, lng, and Scott, architectural engineering, are all seniors. Electrical engineering Major Buchanan is the group's only Junior. Bridge Segregation, De facto Food Price Bias Are Aired By RALPH E. KOGER NEW YORK. N.Y. With the ratification of de segregation as official state policy on schools in Georgia, the infiltration of the White Citizens Councils by civil rights leaders, the overwhelming defeat of Goldwater - ism and the search tor ta votes neeaea to Keep uie deleeation from being permanently seated in Congress, civil rights auxiliaries turned this week to some of the fringe - issues to see mat. not. even mese will be overlooked by. President Johnson's "War On Poverty" as the United States becomes the "Great So - First, and seriously, there was that group of American civil - rights Interested housewives, who were busy In Washington, D.C, over dollars - and - cents conscious, who were mapping plans as how best to combat a greater, more basically economic issue than de facto segregation how to wipe out de facto food price segregation or discrimination, as lt Is always applied in the ghetto. These women were vitally interested in why prices in America's segregated ghettoes are always much higher than in most other so - called "white" neighborhoods. They were asking seriously why slum grocers were making citizens of slum neighborhoods pay what actually amounts to anotner few pennies tax, every time thev buv food, lust because the consumers are colored and have to live in a ghetto. Then, second, there was the question that the new lower middle - claas Negro and his white civil rights neighbors were asking in suburbia, or as close to lt as a great many Ne - rroes are now moving: "Why ten years or more after the American Contract Bridge League opened its doors to Negroes in many American cities, particularly in the North, does segregation still persist at the bridge tables"? The holding of dual toruna - ments by two Negro bridge clubs, the Henry C. Parker Junior Bridge Club of Harlem and the Bronx - Westchester As sociates on Jan. 30 and 31, respectively at the Sheraton - Atlantic Hotel at Broadway and 34th St, caused the subject to be brought up. Both of these bridge clubs are members of the American Bridge Association which was founded in 1932 or non - white players. There are some 169,000 members in the American Contract Bridge League but only one or two per cent of them are Negroes who are eligible to play, in the league's tournaments. In turn, there are a smattering gram late In 1964. Dr. Allix B. James, vice president and director of the Development; said that the program will become Virginia Union University's first major expansion program in 65 years. of whites in the 4,000 member American Bridge Association, but generally there are whites in the league and Negroes in the Association. Some years ago, In the 1950's there was a great effort, spark ed by the Greater New York Bridge Association, to see that Negroes were accorded the right to membership in tne American Contract Bridge Association. It is true that now there are a very few Negroes who are life masters, the highest rating of the American Contract Bridge League and there are also some whites who own the honor of winning some of the highest achievements In the American Bridge Association, but for all Intents and pur poses, most Negroes once they had won the right to be members of the League, found their way back to the camaradarie of the Association, voluntarily. Atty. Maurice Eoblnson, president of the American Bridge Association, said this week that he Is "elated" at the freedom of choice which exists in the world of bridge. Negroes qualify and play when they want in the American Contract Bridge League and whites do the same in the American Bridge Association. These two groups of American citizens enjoy their games without restrictions or compulsions. In fact, quite often they have tournaments going at about the same time and almost everybody's happy about the situation. U.S. Seeks Workers DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. On Feb. 12, the Civil Service Commission and a number of Government agencies who are members of the Southeastern Federal Recruiting Council will send a team of representatives to Bethune - Cookman College to present an "Employment Outlook Program" which we believe will be of interest to all students. Each year the Federal Government employs more than 15,000 well qualified college graduates for rewarding careers in a wide range of professions and occupations in the Federal Service. - v ' F ' - I ih ni - ; 4 U v. i ,t i mfiim i i m "i imiiiim mum' "' m in mi f I i - - S tion, talks to a group of the 600 school students who are attending the Freedom School. V 1 .A VA CONFERRED ON RIGHTS Seen here with Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, during a national conference on Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 are (left to right) Dr. W. Montague Cobb, president of the National Medical Association; Aaron Henry, president of the Mississippi State NAACP; Miss Dorothy I. Height, president of the National Council of Negro Women; Mahlon Puryear, associate executive director of the National Urban League; Mrs. Cernoria S. Johnson, direc Voluntary Rights Act Compliance Sought at Title 6 Conference By L. L. BRETTNER (Washington Correspondent, Pittsburgh Courier) WASHINGTON Over 750 state officials, U.S. Government administrators, and representatives of charitable, religious and other organizations gathered at the Departmental Auditorium in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the national conference was to discuss Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the theme: "Equal Opportunity In Federally Assisted Programs." Key speaker waa Vice Presl - dent Hubert II. Humphrey who stressed that the Johnson Administration will do its best to walk "the extra mile" In seeking: voluntary compliance with the Civil Rlg - bta provision that bans racial discrimination in Federal aid programs. There are now 190 Federal aid programs which will con tribute $13.6 million to the various state and local governments next year. Southern Congressional opponents of the Civil Rights Act had fought the hardest against the enactment of Title VI because of the far - reaching implications. The Vice President made lt very clear to the audience that Federal agncles would and could withhold funds from any state or institution that fails to end discriminatioa The usu al procedure will be to hold hearings, notify Congress of any situation, have a Judicial review, make referrals to state or local and as a last resort cut off Federal funds. The Vice President also, admonished the press to be sure to "publish the good news of compliance ... as it occurs and strongly advised all Fed eral Administrations of the 19 Federal Aid Program to get out and do a good job and fol low - through in the field "see" as Humphrey put it, "the program through." He said he would be watching them "over the transom. The various panel sessions that followed in the afternoon covered Health and Welfare, Agriculture and Rural Area Development Federal Aid Pro gram, Manpower, Housing - Community Development, Education. All was not necessarily peaceful at the panel sessions, as some members of the audi ence, who have been fighting for civil rights in the South these many years, thought the business of equitable procedures" before funds are cut off "too much delay and too little desegregation." At the panel on elementary and secondary education, Aaron Henry, president or the Mississippi NAACP, noted quickly that not one of the panelists was a Negro. Junes M. Quigley, assistant secretary of Health, Education and Wel fare headed the panel on edu cation. Verbal fireworks flew for awhile as a special assistant in the Federal anti - poverty proeram stated that the re marks served no purpose. Then came a counte an swer from Clarence Mitchell, Washington Bureau chief of the NAACP who said that "The Jackson Daily News (Miss.) could come up here and take a picture and state "Why didn't you folks desegre gate the panel before you ask us to desegregate?" John A. Hannah, chairman of the United States Commis sion on Civil Rights, told the conference: "Congress has directed the Commission on Civil Rights to serve as a national clearing house for civil rights informa tion. This conference is one means of carrying out this new function. It is an example of the kind of coordination and cooperation, cutting across departmental lines, which is de veloping as the Federal Gov ernment proceeds to make good Its commitment to equal opportunity and equal treat ment for all Americans. "More than 40 departments and agencies are contributing to this meeting today. Dur ing the next few months, the commission will conduct a series of regional conference, coordinated by our Field Service Division through our advisory the Archbishop. 4j tor of the Washington Bureau of the National Urban League, and the Rev. Walter Fauntroy of the Washington Bureau of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. The conference, attended by more than 1,000 representatives of private organizations, Federal agencies and state officials, was called by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, to discuss plans for implementing nondiscrimination requirements in federally assisted programs. , committees in 50 states and the Distict of Columbia. "We shall continue to offer constructive assistance to the various Federal agencies and to the private sectors of our society in their efforts to make the law fully effective." Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey said, in part: "We are here to help Impll - ment the declaration of Congress set forth in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 . . . During the debate (in Con gress) on the Act . . . Many were shocked at certain in equities which had existed . . . and in some cases still existed in programs assisted with Fed eral funds. Hospitals built with Federal funds refused to admit patients . . . because of their color. Schools built and operated with Federal funds refused to admit children of our servicemen because of their color . . . Millions of dollars In research grants have been given to colleges which would not admit Negroes . . . Health centers provided widely disparate services and facilities for Negroes and handicap ped white children. Armed; with understanding compassion, and a determination to see Justice preserved, all of us at the Federal,, state and local level will be able to work together in achieving the changes now required by Federal law. Title VI coverage Is . . . binding on all Federal Administration. "I am confident that we will make the changes called for by Title VI and that we will do so without the disruption of needed services anticipated by some. In the words of President ! ' . I y t 1 ' ' i I ; ' 'l v' - t J Johnson, 'the hour and the day and the time are here to achieve progress without hatred; not without differences of opinion, but without the deep and abiding divisions which scar the union for generations,' Observes Negro History Week SUMTER, S.C During the week of Feb. 8 to 12, Morris College observed Negro History Week with a variety of features. Included in this year's observance was a collection of African arts and crafts by Prof. Theolander Taylor. The collection was showned at the campus library. Also planned are three special assembly programs depicting the struggle of the Negro in America through drama; an outstanding collection of the major books written by or concerned wih the American Negro; a special course in the Swahili language as arranged by Kataka Masiki, an African student at Morris, and a record - lecture series in jazz, dealing especially with the blues, "Swing Era" bop and soul periods in that music as presented by Negroes. The later was conducted by John S. Walker, a former Jazz writer, now a student at the college. Mrs. A. D. Reuben, E. A. Finney, and the Rev. B. D. Lewis are co - chairmen of this year's observance. n ., ' L "" - i iimib ii. L "OPERATION UNDERSTANDING" - Archbishop John Patrick Cody (above, right) conducts a tour of St. Louis Basilica, formerly the St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, for the Rev. A. L. Davis ( center ), president of the New Orleans Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, and his group, as part of "Operation Understanding," in which Catholics and Protestants exchange church visits. Following the tour, the group and leaders of other faiths met in the rectory for refreshments, with

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