The Pittsburgh Courier from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on February 20, 1954 · Page 7
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' i ' ; ' - - I - - i ; ' 1 li ' . - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1954 By e S. Schuyler D? J AJIQQijxia f gacX Thousand o Years Beloi Chart? - ! ASjVUUfl Let's Have More Housing In the Bushes and Less in the Cities Georg EISENHOWER flabbergasted the "liberals" when he reversed his field and did a J. C. Caroline toward wholesale public housing. By grandstanding for a million new homes, Ike foully deprived the Democrats of ammunition they had been storing for their forthcoming campaign to get control of the feedbag. Gratifyingly, we are told that much more attention will be given to housing construction in the smaller towns than in our vast I pnrrjuAL"L uiuau swamps " - ' 1 " " ft SCHUYLER I should garner many votes and thus keep the Eleanorled fakers of ADA - Fair Deal - Globaloney persuasion out of Our hair for a few more years rntil we - can repair the Roosevelt - Truman rh'mage. More importantly, it should dam the frightening stream of clodhoppers inudating our metropolises for the past thirty - odd years. Most of them don't belong in our big cities at all. It takes over a generation to even slightly civilize them. Generally they have . lowered the standard of culture and the level of Intelligence. Taxes' have risen rstronomically to supply , this mob with schools, clinics, free books and lunches, jails asylums, playgrounds, libraries and sundry oolal services which they dumbly think they are Retting free and to which demagogues have made them feel entitled. THE RESULT has been frightening. Our bis dtlos are choked with subnormals whose wits are dulled by a lifetime of malnutrition and wet nursing. I The. slightest adversity sends them yam - moring for succor. As H. L. Meckhen once so truly said, "The American people are not ' hunting for liberty, they're hunting for rover." They have been fed with the phony XewFair - Deal - Socialist fodder that the world ewes them a living just because they exist. , Rogers Proof That Negroes Sexually Loose Than By J; A. T MAY SAY, without intend - 1 J - ing to boast, that I've socn, or read of, so many amazing things in my lifetime that most of ! what is Riven as news! find quite ordinary. I often say, "The only thing that amazes me any more is when folks do the right thing." However, two re - cent news k , stirred me. I t' One, in fact, had me on the rones. That one ilia TimAe 1 7. S; .. f , Rooseyelt dl - Rofe v o r o e case which has been making national and international head - - lines for days now. No.1, exhibit In the case is a letter Roosevelt wrote his wife, the;; former Romelle Schneider, Feb. 27, 1945, in which he ad - " mitted intimacies with eleven women in 1943 and 1944. And in the letter he . S actually - names the women, some of , whom are married, with flates. In addition, Mrs. Roosevelt is reported as saying she an name at least a dozen more women. Oh, Casanova, where are your laurels now! NOW THIS sort of thing is not at all uncommon in whfre society, especially blue - blood society. Read the cases that appear daily in almost any tabloid. And so Klnsey is all wet, eh? Well, it's fortunate he hadn't taken a bigger sample In his latest, "Sexual Be - . Jun ior in the Human Female." Hy the way, the title ought io have read. "Sexual Behavior in the White American Female") since there are no Negro women in it, he says. But in spite of this, almost any white sociologist will tell you that Negroes are more, sexually loose than white people. For instance, C. B. Davenport, one of the most liberal, who studied Negroes in the USA and the West Indies, wrote, "A strong set instinct without corresponding self - ontrol," while an extremist, iike Shufeldt, said, "An intensely sensual and lascivious lace." However, as I said in "Sex and Race," Negroes and the poorer whites have to work. If they expend too much time m amorous activity they'd be cut of a job. People who do such laborious work as mining, and handling steely are pretty well - used up when they get home. But it's the - , opposite with the idle rich They not only have plenty of time to run around, but . are much better primed for 1 1 For all the prodigious efforts to civilize them, they are easier prey than ever for all the frauds, demagogues and charlatans who swarm in our cities like mosquitoes in the Everglades. Only the police save the banking system by preventing these yaps from giving all their money to shamans and swindlers of all sorts. As it is, an appalling bundle goes to. a colorful assortment of witch' doctors whose antics would astound the sorcerors in the Borneo Jungles. In a truly civilized society most of these fellows would be in a padded cell; but with millions of migrants flocking cityward, these religionists (?) will soon be running the show. Then the dwindling civilized minority will have to flee to the hills to escape the miasma of moronism. THE "TAKE" of these prehensile persons, however, is as nothing compared to the for - tunes exacted by the professional labor " unionists who put the bite on every worker through the check - off system and the closed shop. He "goes along" or is slugged or starved. All this Is accomplished by "selling" these faceless pawns the fallacious assumption that workers can get more out of the economy than they put into it The city - ward migration and the simplification of the industrial processes have changed the whole character of unionism from craftsmanship to banditry, from which only the union hierarchy profits. Preying also upon this mired mass is a herd of rapacious shysters, numbers runners, pill venders, dope sellers, crooked cops, cosmeticians and, of course, the so - called medical profession. This reminds me of the remark of Pracelsus that "When one doctor passes another on the street, they always laugh!" OF COURSE this is nothing new. Babylon,. Alexandria, Athens and Rome harbored similar manifestations of madness. What is new is the weed - like growth of our cities, the unprecedented swarming of yokelry to the urban anthills, and the perceptible decline of intelligence which has inevitably followed. This is alarming, what with even cretins voting! The trend needs to be reversed. I trust it will be with the harnessing of atomic energy to production, thus rendering the modern metropolis unnecessary. Meantime, let's have more housing in the bushes and less in the cities. Let's stop building these revolting, storied monstrosities called housing projects (the vertical slums of tomorrow!). Let's make our cities less attractive tq the migrants and thus preserve these sanctuaries for those capable" of appreciating them. Perhaps this might be accomplished by again building walls around them! where land is so much more expensive. This is the best news I've - heard since Roosevelt died! '. Cities are becoming too vast, too congested, too brutish. They could well be abolished, and here, perhaps, the hydrogen bomb may be justified. - THE GOP move on housing1 Says: Are Not More White People ROGERS it by the richness of their food. Were Jimmy Roosevelt a coal - miner, or any kind of laborer, it's safe to say he could not have chalked up such an amorous record. SOME THIRTY years ago the Crown Prince of Da - 1', homey, West Africa, visited the USA. White reporters twitted him on the number of his wives. "Yes," he replied, "I have a dozen or more', wives. But I'm legally married to each one. And I do not go with other women, especially, married ones. But here in America while you have only one wife, you have a dozen others to whom you aren't married." The second news item I alsj consider amazing because it took me back 2,300 years, and proves that the centuries are really contemporaneous, that humanity is always one. About 392 B. C, Aristo - phanes or Greece Wi - ote a play entitled "The Ecclesiazi - sae" (known in English as "Congress of Women"). Well, the Theatre Guild of New York recently revived this play, but, it is charged, censored certain lines lest they Yes, We By MARCUS H. 1. Look upon every invitation to address an audience as an honor. . 2. Select the subject with care, then concentrate all efforts upon it. - r 3. Work out a definite process for preparing' speeches. Strive for efficiency In both preparation and delivery. ' i. Practice as though actually presenting the speech be - , fore an audience. Rely as little as possible upon notes. . '. - u ' 5. Develop the notebook I habit of collecting speech materials. Write down random thoughts;" save newspaper clippings; make a note of un - . usual happenings. . I ' - ' 6. Keep on a plane with the listeners. Speak in language they understand. 7. Be guided by the important "don't": Don't memorize! Don't read your speech! Don't try to be unduly funny! Don't talk too long! 8. Strive toward exactness in work. I ' . 9. Develop a pleasant, courteous manner. give comfort to the Communists and thereby run afoul of McCarthy. The N. Y. Times gives the censored lines, some of which are: PRAXAGORA: The rule which I dare to enact and declare - Is that all shall be equal, and equally share All wealth and enjoyments, nor longer endure That one should be rich and another be poor. All this I intend to correct and amend Now all of all blessings shall freely partake One life and one system for all men I make. BLEPYRUS: Tis those that have most of these goods, I believe . . . They arc always the worst and the keenest to thieve ..." Now If this doesn't sound like Communist ideology, I don't know what Is. And so, Senator McCarthy can take a grand bow. He reaches forward not only to generations unborn but to those long, long dead. Another accomplishment of Senator McCarthy: He has bestowed an obsession on all America. Formerly it was only the South with its obsession "on race. We've become so conscious about communism that everything else must take a back seat. Aristophanes! 2300 B. C! What next? Taltc in BOULWARE 10. Develop a few key points. Present basic factual Information and pertinent illustrations to support them and make them stand out. Work toward the gcal of concise, well - organized .and well delivered talks. For my free pampli'et on public speaking, send two stamps and a self - addr&s envelope. Write Dr. Marcus II. Boulware, 1611 fayetleville Street, Durham, N. C. J: Le Temple de I'Amour Pause at sunset In the forest green, Lost from the city scene. Stroll the paths Of prince and queen. Gather petals1 Of pink ecstasy. 4 Jove's nectar sip And from the Lake Of Expectancy See rise Your pearly desire. Know that the light That burns In the Temple de I'Amour Is an eternal fire. Le Petit Trianon, Versailles VIRGINIA S. NYABONGO Nashville, Tenn. All II N AHCIENT IRON FURN ACE OF CENTRAL AFRICA. AFRICANS ARE BELIEVED TO BE THE FIRST TO USE IRON. NINO DE GRANDE DISCOVERED PREHISTORIC IRON FURNACES IN KH0P55W. 50 AWNY ANCIENT RELICS OF IRON SMELTING HAVE BEEN FOUND IN AFRICA IT IS SAID, TO BE INDIGENOUS TO THAT CONTINENT. THE RR5T KNOftM IRON IMPLEMENT, A SPEAR, WAS DISCOVERED IN A GRAVE OF UPPER. EGYPT OF ABOUT "4000 IN EUROPE. Th e Horizon Fraction of Progress in YMCA Grows Larger and Larger By P. L. THS writer has bten associated with the Young Men's Christian As.;oriatIon for a great many years, ever since 1912, s a student at Hampton Institute, I was active in the association on the campus and I recall that in 1914 I was sent ,M as a delegate to a student con - . ference in At - y 1 a n ta There, 1 for the first time. I listen - CP ed to W. D. .ir 1 W e acherford, William Fick - ens and John R. Mole and, for tne last time, to Booker T. Washing - ton. Mr. Prattis That has been forty years ago, but those four speakers are etched clearly in my memory today. I recall how Weatherford, a sort of radi - " cal of his times, brought em - i phasis .to bear on his belief that Negroes were then, in 1914, getting a fraction of their rights. His point was that ihey were making progress and that they would make more. Then Pickens, young then and wiry, too, was introduced to speak. This Phi Beta Kappa from Yale electrified the student group. He pounced upon the fraction of the now sainted Weatherford. Said Pickens: "It's a fraction all right, but a very small fraction." YOU WERE thrilled by his mathematical skill in handling the social equation. Two weeks ago, I participated In a National Consultation on Interracial Practlc. in the YMCA. The consultation was held in Columbus, Ohio, planned and directed by the National Commission on Interracial Practice, ol which Dr. J. Gordon - Howard is chairman, and the urbane and deft Leo B. Marsh is director. Even .as in 1914, the 145 YMCA representatives who came to Columbus found themselves confronted with a FRACTION. The FRACTION concerned how much, or how little, progress the association has made in the direction of a completely integrated interracial, . Christian association. Some thought the integration FRACTION small and stressed their belief; others thought the integration FRACTION was significantly large and that the association should Grnin&l&i Woman HtOJA A RECONSTRUCTION BY 03. ALFRED 0UT0T IN THE 8EU31AM ACADEMY, MUSSELS. THE & ALDl, SO - CALLED FROM - THE PART OF FRANCE IM WHICH THEIR REMAINS WERE FOUND WERE A VERY ANCIENT NEGRO RACE THAT INHABITED DUR0PE ABOUT 15000 EX. REUCS OP THEM HAVE BEEN FOUND AS FAR NORTH AS RUSSIA. THE 0LDSST KNOWN SCULPTURE CP Tim PKtriRE UUMAN UUAS GtiS OP THEM. KNOWN AS'THS VIUENDORP VENUS " &C THI5 16 U3NQ Ofiww: ikon w uow i PRATTIS exploit the positive factors in the movement. This writer, spoke at" the consultation. He spoke critically! of the association and of Christian groups generally. He quoted Benjamin Mays to the effect that "the most segregated hour In America bepins at 11 o'clock every Sunday morning." He even had the temerity to state that ti)e generous and consecrated efforts of such great and good men as J. E. Moorland and Julius Rosenwald had had the effect of stabilizing the concept of a Negro "Y," or a Jim - Crow "Y." As you mighc expect, such a statement was difficult for some men to take. . . THIS WRITER f?els that the FRACTION about which the "Y" can boast Is despair - v ingly small, evfin yec But he does not believe that should induce pessimism as to the future. There wasa time, as late as twenty years ago, when nobody questioned the moral propriety of a segregated YMCA. Now, scarely anyone in i the movement, North or South, will publicly give moral sanction to a segregated "Y." We still have the segregated "Y", but It Is recognised that such YMCA's are hangovers from the past and that the proper goal is to do away with all segregation in the association as rapidly as ccr.d'tions in different areas will permit. Even the Southern delegates at Columbus took this position. They were not afraid of : integration, nor hestile to it. ; They couldn't always approve the methods advocated by their Northern brethren, white and colored, but they knew that some day, somehow, Negroes and whUes, should be brought together in the association to pursue common Christian objectives. : JAY URICE, general secretary of the National Council, asserted that white men in the association should accept chief responsibility fcr' the job of eliminating! segregation, because they had been chiefly responsible for creating the division. Nobody blinked an eye at that. However, the "consultants learned that there arc two sides to segregation n the " Y" as in schools. T:iere is always a risk of casualties, jobs and status, in the desegregation of schools. The same PflESlDSMT GP TUP tAnMPKC COUNCIL OF' BfiOOKLYM, N.V, MP ONE OP AMERICA'S TRULY GREAT " W0MEM. HAS DEVOTED THIRTY - SEVEN YEARS OF VOLUNTEER SERVICE HOWARD HELPING THE AGED POOR AND UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN REGARDLESS OF COLOR. HAS RAISED MONEY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THESE CHILDREN AND FOR THE PAST ELEVEN YEARS HAS BEEN DIETITIAN AT THEIR SUMMER CAMPS WITHOUT PAY. HAS TRAVELLED EXTENSIVELY IN ASIA, CUROPS, AND THE UNITED STATES. NATIVE OF GEORGIA. THE BRObKLYN CflGLE (WHITE) CALLED her, Brooklyn's fighting LADY 'MB - . , risk operates in desegregating Negro "Y's". What. happens to Negro staff members, to Negro board members, if you interracialize the former Negro "Y"? It has been fojind tnat Negro "Y's" resist djE?scgr.:galion until the foregoing questions are answered. V The Columbus consultation demonstrated clearly thai although the National Council of the YMCA cannot order local associations around in the rea of interracial practice, segregation and d'crimJna - tlon are going to become increasingly unpopular and the FRACTION of progress is going to become larger and larger. Glory be! ; I Facts About A FRICA ""By HAROLD L. KIITH QUIPS FROM NKRUMAH According to Gold Coast (Ghana) Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah, "By a United West Africa we mean that strip of land with all its waterways, hills, mountains and habitations stretching from 30 degrees south. of the Sahara, including the. Madeiras, etc., in the north of the Atlantic Ocean and I ten I degrees west of thei Congo ! on the south of the Atlantic Ocean. In the inland, its borders and Kenya. It therefore : follows that West Africa comprises all the territories known as 'British West Africa,' j 'French West Africa' and the Repub Uc of, Liberia . . . all put to gether Into one united coun try, is what we mean by West Africa. Upon the hills and mountains of West Africa, the rising star of West African liberty shall forever un - furL Our cry now is: "One aim,' one people.) one united West Africa. . . . The possession of political power is the key to economic and social progress. Unity, as envisaged by West Africans, therefore, Is a clear and positive and dynamic force ; whose objective is to free millions of human beings from the domination and oppression of their fellow men." .:. . The deposed Kabaka of Buganda's father. Sir Daudl Chwa, died of a broken heart in 1&39 after losing out in an argument with British authorities in control of his homeland. ... The Togoland Youth Movement is demanding integration of Togoland with the Gold Coast and the unification of British and French Togo - land. J i DOWN IN BIRMINGHAM, one of the most steadfast centers of anti - Negro populism, Atty. Arthur D. Shores, 45, has qualified as a candidate for the Alabama Legisla - I ture . . . the first such qualification since 18S4. Five other minority candidates have announced for various public W r posts In Tuskegee, Montgomery and Mobile; bringing an I end to political lily - whitism in the State of Alabama. P 4 - ' ' t P OTHER ALABAMANS seek - if Ing posts include Mrs. Jessie P. Guzman, a Tuskegee Instill tute, Ala., departmental direc - tor, who seeks a post on the Macon County Board of Edu - i cation; the Rev. Terry M. A1 T I Bans, mortician Aiex nerman and insurance salesman Clarence H. Montgomery, all of Mobile, who seek posts on the Mobile County Democratic Executive Committee. E. D. Nixon of Montgomery seeks a similar position in that city. OHIOANS are wondering if last week's conference between John Holly, first Ohio Negro candidate for the U. S Congress on the Democratic ticket, and the incumbent Gov. Frank J. Lausche was "off the record." ' WASHINGTON, D. C The National Council of Negro Women, through its president, Mrs. Vivian Carter Mason, has addressed an anti - Bricker Amendment letter to President Eisenhower. NCNW "unreadiness" was based on the "States Rights" aspects of the Bricker instrument. ,v MtTTTXTATOvc CTTfFCsnT? Atlanta's mlnoritv was H smiling this week aiternoting that Georgia House Speaker n Ped Hand of Pelham. a successful businessman, had an nounced for the gubernatorial race . . . pointing up the fact that Gov. Herman L. Talmadge cannot succeed himself. Mr. Hand, incidentally, does not have "Ilummon's" blessings. nrnnnfAVS rtnnr will miss the imnortant work of the late Rev. A. L. Brewster, AME stalwart and civic f worker. He was the behind - the - scenes man in many Georgia political battles . . . particularly with reference to the minority vote. HOUSING ADMINISTRATOR Albert M. Cole is plan - y ning to implement strong ? would protect the housing which is in line with his outdoing of his predecessors. II i m 9 The Frankln County Republican Club, made up of vmmn mpn and veteran rjolitlcos. eives Columbus its first new GOP organization thirtv - one members. Cayton Prize Fighting in Many Ways Is Superior to Diplomacy By HORACE CAYTON BEING fed up with the fiasco of the Berlin Foreign Ministers' Conference, I recently took to watching boxing on television. It was not long after that that I btgan to become aware of the large number of Negroes engaged in that sport. To find some reason for this state of affairs Idecidedto look in the so ciologlcal literature to see if someone had made a study of the fight game. Sure enough they had. The piece 2 fe V" V was entitled, - , Th e Occupa - Mn tlonal Culture of the Boxer." Here are some of its highlights. Most fighters, it would seem, come from the poorest, least advantaged of the various racial groups that make up the country. It is the new comers to the city and to the country the immigrants from Europe and the migrants from the South who are our modern gladiators. The prominent fighters in 1909 were Irish, as they were in 1916. By 1928 Jews predominated. In 1936, reflecting the large immigration of Southern Europeans, the Italians were more frequently found in the fight game. In 194S, it was the Negro. BUT IT IS not poverty alone that influences the youth of particular groups to become fighters. The traditions of an ethnic group have something to do with it. For example many Irish have always been found among fighters. On the other hand there have been relatively few Scandinavians. Battling Nelson to the contrary. Apparently the Irish havei always been a fighting race and went into the game not ; alone for the profit, but for the fun of the brawl. Similarly there have been a number of Filipinos who have become boxers, but there have been relatively few Japanese or Chinese. Some future research will have to tell us why the Filipinos are more pugnacious than Japanese cr Chinese, for apparently they are. But the economic motive is strong. For the poor Irish, the poor Jew, the poor Italian or the poor Negro, it is the most effective escape from; the drudgery of unskilled, dis - ; agreeable work with little op - ; portunity for advancement. . "Where else," one manager asked the researchers, "can a ;.S, 3IRS. GUZ3IAN administrative policies which rights of minority families J in fifteen years. The club has I poor kid get a stake as fast as he can in boxing?" I WENT ON to read in the piece something of the weird world of the fighting man. Since, in spite of vigorous . training the outcome of most fights is unpredictable,, many superstitions are employed to create confidence and give the boxer emotional iccurity. One fighter believed that if he ate certain foods he was sure to win. Some insist on wearing the same bath robe in the belief that it has some magic which will keep him victorious. Many have charm pieces: a holy cross, an elk tooth, a lockpf hair from his girl or a lucky com. joe L.ouis insistca on using a certain dressing room at Madison Square Garden. The element of hero worship is great. Some fighters who want to adopt the style of another fighter will wear the latter's trunks or one of his socks. In training camps some fighters make a point of sleeping in the bed that a champion once occupied. Others take the name of their favorite: Young Joe Walcott and the like. There is great maic in names and by acquiring the name of their hero it is felt that they would also acquire their power in the ripg. THE ARTICLE also explained another thing which y had puzzled me. On television I had noticed that! immediately after a fight the two men would shake hands and often put their arms around each other, in spite of the fact that a few seconds before they were trying to knock out each other's brains. The aggression, according to; this piece, between two fighters is impersonal and the two boxers may be friends outside of the ring. Any damage one fighter may do to another is quickly explained away so. as "to prevent an access of intense guilt. The general reaction is that the opponent is out to do the same ;thing to him and that this is the purpose of boxing: namely, to beat the opponent into submission." I can't say that I like prize fighting very much, not after seeing it on television or reading about it in the American Journal of Sociology. But I must say that in many ways it is superior to diplomacy. In the first place the underdog, the American Negro for example, gots an opportunity. Then there is someth;n, more honest about trying to beat a man to death honestly ihan trying to enslave a peopl . with diplomatic double - talk of the brotherhood of man. j - - i 1

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