The Pittsburgh Courier from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 12, 1944 · Page 5
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Saturday, August 12, 1944
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)AY, AUGUST12, 1944 lirtJRl - - ' ...... . . It St. fcoiiw THE PITTSBURGH COURIER FIVE sfiri from Pag X - - - - r. - ped to atop requesV r War Manpower Com - P employees only,' S. .ot Kpt this agreement. Tol instances of rank i,nr. because of color PzL - srainst the company. Iff c - r - ipuny offlciala stood FT. , - r,mittee and promised DUIU W WV ee.WUJ tinn dui uw ; " mil emnioiuix new Twad, It has laid off 00 wornciB, uiu iur - gi are lmpemunp before mo comnuiiw fa Us Hair Tiyctrnttit CcYouMonov 1 r5.y 1 u , .SF M . - - j7 "AW v:k v.y. - : : wnvluiv,;lr chance to test the rood - faith of the company's pledsra. ft ramt wnt until thT its former whits employees, As a rr'uM .:muiM UUi , Fsmov. JAVA - OLO WAY hiy S'sos Werie Hair. JAVA CtO Superior $co(a Oiwfiww a K'o'tT. irrnuiwM, uunumwy iltanlHM SuMiir ana ei is rtttwing wliW Ka mw baoutv onfl I dry waly teals. fcnmd JAVArOlO Frost ins - Otf latdi o' unmonoo.obla to ii in plot f atity inW. Gives; Hr'au - I Massy Sack If Mat fBy fULl 3 MONTH'S SUrflY Oil fomaaa vn MOXFTt. Pay pcitmu n roar f - d arrtv. FAMOUS li SAVES TOU TAX. C.O.D.. (HOW! Gt Taa 6oa ral K & A. SmR CREAM (Dodornt) nd & Sri "ACE POWDER WIU ; FREE to Oid fAGLO Kmri tot Ii. 4 BrMvftT, .Viw rf crtr pany is not MkaTy to result in a stasia nw job for a Negro ship - STORKOATED UNITS In the United States Cartridge company cat heard by the FEPC. the committee found itself cot? fronted with the need to make a clear - cut decision on the question of segregated plant unit for Negro workers. At this company, Negro workers havo been restricted to employment in one of the eight baildings operated by the company. Building No. 201. Within this building. Negro workers have full opportunity to advance to highest 5.iiU,fJ?d4.hv doM - But the difficulty has arisen in a period when employment has fallen off and Nerro warknn in tia k..iu tog hava mostly been laid off. even though many of them had seniority over newer white workers who wars kent on. Here for the first time since it omoTeo a jinxrow unit at the Alabama Shipbuilding and Drydock company in 'Mobile. Ala, will the committee be forced to rule squarely On the iUU Of rhthl mmmv - gation of Negro workers in a spe - cUi unit of a plant is a violation of the President's Executive Order. As in the FEPC railroad hearings, the committee was met, with a pplnt of view on the part of employer - spokesmen that Negroes could not be freely employed with - wuv u incrimination because the community patterns demanded jlm - crowism. WpLDCAT STRIKES SHOW RESENTMENT As a prelude to the hearings, groups of Negro workers, against the wishes of the trad the shops where they worked, engaged in a number of wildcat strikes, which not only halted pro - uwuun, out xnrew many nunareds of whits workers out of work for several dav. rrflM.i k. March - on - Washington movement have been charged by some for m responsiointy lor tnese strikes, but have denied iL However, there can be little question that these strikes mean two thinra: "First that Negro workers, tired of the almost perpetual run - around given them in the matter of employment and upgrading, have used the strike - weapon in complete dlsre - jlTcgfrhat SHINE with silk soft Vctlve looks with wonderful per - u U GSHEEN CREAM. Just put it 1 m siockings needed. At once it i J 2$ legs and arms lovelier to look - W frart, alluring. Sent for 30c post - ujjflfV 1 including tax. Get SHEEN (iS&S jfi imtoday. It "makes - up" the legs XJ3fo J 5 . St. . (I w m - - 'If S.!;V.:." JUMI At MONO SCOTT ONSDtwOIS OftlATlOH. WASHINGTON, D C. ANP Juis Anaead Boon oX U District Munldptil ttoa wlUiia a abort Urn. Ttm Judc )d ea te U Mayo CUaie Mrliar in tha aummr tor a ffori checkup and n paraUoa. I me HAS ITS SAY IN ST. LOUIS. MO TK. Fr.iidani't Feir Employment Preciice cemmiHee kaard witnettat tattify at a two - day lattion Utt week in retard to cHargat of ditcriminetlon brought against oigSt St. Louit war plant. I tcaaa at left, a witnatt (at extreme loft) entwart oyat - tions. at tha committee (seated at table ia cantar) littant. Members of the committoo attending tha haanng ware Charlas H. Houston, lori Shiikin, Mist Sara Stouthall, Mal colm Ross, chairman: John trophy end Milton P. Wabstar. A partial view of spectators attending the hearing in U. S. District court is shown in photo at right. - Robinson Photos. gard of its grave effect on the war efforts as . method to register their resentment. Second, that white workers causrht in these strikes have developed a heightened resentment against Negroes. The situation has become so acute that for several weeks, rumors of possible race riots spread through St. Louis and evoked a strong statement ffom the Interracial Commission hece. SEES LTrTLE HOPE FOR SOLUTION It is in this tense racial situation that the FEPC hearings have been held. The Philadelphia Rapid Transit tie - up, with its race riot manifestations, have served to further cause grave alarm here. Yet the fact that the hearings were limited to a few small companies and a few specific cases, gives lit tle hope that the real heart oi tne problem will be reached, whatever the final Krc decision may ne. In all likelihood, the FEPC will find the companies guilty of discrimination, and will issue direc tives for correction of these abuses. But without any teeth to enforce its directives, it is far from clear how the thousands of Nejrro wom en barred from productive war work here will actually be aided. Nor is it clear how St. Louis, in which so many war industries are now undergoing cut - backs and lay offs, will be able to develop the kind of integrated employment pattern that will benefit lis Negro citizens. Indeed, the problem is even larg er. The ineffectiveness or tne t in the St Louis hearings is not due so much (although some of it in) tr alonnv nreDsration or the cases and insufficient perspectives aa it is to the rapidly developing arms to look more beautiful. ame Products Co., Dept. A - 82, Memphis, Tenn. Laying Cable Hazardous (Continued from Pag 1) Normandy is a combat troop, will find refutation in the experiences of this unit. The bombing is now finished. The boys are hack at work as if nothing has happened. Asking To frank smith, a linesman rrom Richmond, Va, what he did, he replied, "Just took cover like. I al ways do." Others responded in a similar vein. Included in this group were T5 Albert Harvey. Philadelphia, Pa, postal clerk; Pre. Keggle McCutch - eon, Dallas, Tex.; Cpl. Russel Adams. New York City; T5 Herman Baskerville. Salt Lake City, Utah: Pvt. Charles Smith. Chester, Pa.; T5 James Boone, Atlantic City, N.J.; Pvt. Nathaniel Williams. Rocky Mount. PJ.C. and set - Hugh Wright, Philadelphia, Pa. While talking to Wright, he wan dered off and within a few seconds let out a weird scream simultane ous with an explosion. He had stepped on a mine. Miraculously it tore off the tip of his boot but left him unharmed. GI SURRENDERS TO DEAD GERMAN tion were 5gL Sherman Siznond, who couldn't stop talking about the German shell which had wrecked part of the kitchen; SSgt. Harry Rad cliff, Pfc Joseph Booker. Lumberton. N.C.: T5 Desmond Morton, 1st Sgt. Calvin Holt, for mer Norfolk, Va - . apprentice undertaker, now in the right spot; T5 Joseph Carter, Norfolk, Va., holder of a PhJD. and a foreign language instructor at Virginia State college; 1st Sgt. Mercer Mance. Harvard law graduate and an Indiana prosecutor; Pfc. A G. Jackson, Tyler, Tex.; Pvt. Robert Bovkin. Kent. Ohio: 1st Sgt. Frank O. Cause. New Orleans. La. and LC Shirley Smith. Oakland. Calif UNIT COMMENDED THREE TIMES Tha unit has been commended three times, twice in the United States and once in England. Its biggest moment in Normandy to date was when Cpls. Bernard Henderson, New York City, and Percy Cox. Washington. D.C - crawled from a foxhole after a raid, munch ed a biscuit, and climbing up ad joining poles spied a group of Ger mans. Hustling down, they ntd hedgerow and emptied Later I talked with T5 Bennet L" burdened under the Jests at his rr A,r ..7. surrendering to a dead German jGe,r,mans. apparently thought an whose posture with his gun cocked fnU division was facing them would have caused similar action for they emerged 15 stronic with by anyone encountering him by;their hands clasped behind their chance. heads in full surrender. Our guide up to the front was' When the grim mills of war SSgt. George Hall ex - Philadelphia grind the Hun down more and News reporter and one oi mv best more and Paris is just over the pre - war friends. He is in the head - 'hill, right up front this unit will 1 1 lf. ' . J 1 I J 4WAi. .li - 0 - KA UflMft ..Kl. tin.l fin that vrkl employment condition all oxer the J com nan v comman - ican waerer vour last kopeck, and A Colonel Writes, And Weeps The following Is an excerpt from a letter received by The Courier this week from a Negro lieutenant colonel on one of the battle fronts: , - One of my rrten obtained a oopy of The Courier, June 24 Issue. I dont have a Port battalion, as stated, but it makes little difference, for, after two years in the Reserve Officers Training Corps, 12 years training In Infantry tactics and four yean In the field artillery. I nnd myself commanding a quartermaster unIC f Write your own editorial. election campaign. Dr. tbompktns had charge of the Negro Democratic contingent from all States west of the Mississippi! He was president of the National Colored Democratic convention j consisting of three million members in 36 States. , A As a reward for his work .in the 1932 campaign. Dr. Thompkina received the appointment to the office of Recorder of Deeds for the District of Columbia from l "resident Roosevelt in 1934. His official staff consisted of A5 person. Ha became the sole colored government official permitted under the Hatch act to participate in political campaigns. Surviving Dr. rnompKins are ni wife. Mrs. Jessie F. Thompkms; two daughters. Mrs. Helen Thomp kms Simmons and Miss Aiarian Thompkins, and a granddaughter. Barbara Simmons, all or wasn - ineton. Tho office of the Recorder or Deeds has served as a political re ward for Negroes for several gen erations. Five outstanding ne groes preceded Dr. Thompkins in the office. Frederick Douglass. Monroe Trotter. B. K. Bruce. C H. J. Taylor and Henry Lincoln Johnson. 18 Killed In Crash; Blast Plane Kills 9 I CI If uALL rfw n innr OI ICi till .. - AMI V orfiiincc LEARN LATEST HAJR SJ(W W METHODS Sy Mail. Picture tMch n SU fcrSfp. FrMCoanaAtMpkMna. B.Ouud - las. NtCuTWimt. HURRY Writs today I MODERN GROUPS, Dept. Ml les 740. Ckicooe, llliseit By "RANDY DIXON, Courier War Correspondent 30 country. Everywhere reconversion of war: industry to new kinds of produc tion for civilian goods or ainerewi kinds of war goods is creating tem porary unemployment, in wnicn Negro workers are the first vic tims. It is tnis Kina oi snaaow oi unemployment that projects itself into the post - war period for Negroes. And it is this problem which so far, FEPC has not yet demon strated Its ability to meet, ror FEPC, the future is still open, certainly its indecisive work at St. Louis points to the need for a strong FEPC, with real power, on n nermanent basis. Only - this can turn oft the blow of unemployment In the post - war era. der. Thev get orders to put through jeven if I had the scare of my life the lines and then the burden isjreaching them, it was well worth on them. The time element often it. I'm praying, however, that my changes commitments and regard - j passion, for duty wont demand less of obstacles the job must be any more of these excesses. BUILD A CITY MOVEMENT SPREADS RAPIDLY! - - ii in.iinv.'li - - - ' ' - iTr" - iT - v' r - nr vf i&VSyS..lU I M9ssMWSSSSll !HEt c I'tiw buses loaded to rapacity en the way to Mispah wttn people of Fhiladelphia and rioB? . . - . a . - l - a, 4 - aae rAllAttrAfl and States, including many prominent leaaars, sw m wbtbb - - 1 riAl.3lt?. v ?4 it? C7V sf?zi f i i ami ii a done. Map surveys are. used. Plans are drawn up. Inquiry is made into what transpositions can be made from existing German lines. Aline detecting squads go in front and the work gets under way. At Carentan the men climbed poles aad looked the Germans flush in the face. Often groundmen have been forced ud poles from the enemy ground action. CASUALTIES LOW Amaxinelv enough, the men have been subjected to very little small arms sniping and very little strafing has been reported against them. Their casualties have been meager no fatalities, three wounded from anti - aircraft flak, one by mine, one from a potato masher grenade, and three by shell fragments. A great camaraderie exists throughout this battalion. At headquarters on the day of my visit, a three color poster, perfectly done, dominated the entrance. It read, "Happy Birthday, Sergeant Rail, alias Narcissus, on his 59th year. Thanks to Pennv. Ri'.ev. Gator. Jones and Fox, this tasty cake did! not come in a box. BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR UNIT CHEF Sereeant Rail is Srt, William Sidney, one of the magic chefs whose xame is rapicuy spreading through these parts. It was all banter, but it was actually his birthday, and the boys were giving him a big sendoff. I'm no cake eater myself, but a munch of that bit of pastry, the creation of Mess Sgt. Claude Cox made me froget my ordeal of a few hours pervious. Gathered around for the celebra - - VV - BRITISH JUDGE RAPS RAGE BIAS (Continued from Page V Rites Held For W. J. Thompkms WITH THE ALLIED FORCES IN NORMANDY At least U. S. Negro soldiers lost their lives in sction in Normandy during the past few days. Eighteen men from a Quartermaster outfit xwere killed when a Junkers 88 plane was hit by anti - aircraft fire and fell in their bivouac area. Nine' men from an Engineer General service reguneni were uiu iu bits in an explosion, and others from scattered organizations bring the total to about 30. The next of kin of the victims are being notified by the War Department. Cpl. Elmer Swan of Baltimore. Md, described some of the scenes surrounding the Quartermaster mishap. He said the men were just moving into a new location and hardly had time to set up and dig in when the Ju - 88 attempted to penetrate the tight flak defenses. The second burst struck home, and the plane spiraled to earth, crashing aton a truck in which men were sleeping. Most of these and several men asleep on the ground underneath the truck body were killed instantly. All were enlisted men and r.on - coms. jviass ounai services have been held. na Mm ptesara eely a small s - raap f ttm t. th Natl. Ihr a am tVtBSLTiJ!lJV J" !MI fwictvu. mm tmn amis Umarrt ! nrUm aWaa aaS aauiniac t praaiiait aa wbwpmiuibw. Mf t aasaa (an avpwwnr. a av pnpp). ft aSvta - N. RATHBLOTT, Owner of the Mlxpah Town Development. in r jurt a fw ef tba maay awiBaot airaady enrtd axtd how ! to TTcpertjr In tla rapidly srowtns w ef iiiipaij, N. J.l t Th t. U K. wnosaas, Frafc, Baptist CoBTanUon. Cluoa - o, 1 pt.R h. Jarnasta. Pras.. BTU aa - iJ School Comsraaa, Waafaiastaa, , - ! C 1 Boa. J rimar Wliaoa. Oraad Kxaltad Sui.r cr e;kb, Waahlastoa, D. vJ. v 2rSt EivATi W. Henry. PfaUadal - , put. P. . , " - ' C. Auatln. CMeaSa, In. C!u - a.. Barmtt. Editor. AaanolataS - ctUoaco, IU. A:,rr.r Gerg A Parkar. Oaaa, , lw 8c hod. Waabiarton. D.C. 1 H. R. Jordaa, CaahiarTladuatrlal ..fir VVMhingtoa. D. C . T. j. lOas. Paataer tBasar ;: cmifcn. pittatronnx Pa, J" ' J mora located throughout Ja !.s taken adTantaa of thU r rtynitv offered bj H. Rata - ! i i sm Co. Mizph, New Jersey, the garden spot near Atlantic City, the Playground of tha World, has been endorsed by the largest religious and fraternal organizations which have also secured plots of ground for national homes. Endorsers include National Baptist Convention of America, Ino, B. T. U. Sunday School Congress, Grand Lodge of the L B. P. O. Elks, various State conventions, aa well aa leading newspapers. Including The Pittsburgh Courier and Afro - American. A Committee was organized and Dr. W. H. Jernagin. President of the B. T. U. Sunday School Congress, was appointed as its chairman. Dr. Jernagin requested that the price of the home sites be reduced so that rich and poor alike could purchase several lots. Mr. Rathblot, owner of the Mizpah Development granted the request which brought , about the reduo - tion in prices listed below. Laaenrs era mM mmtr aS Tinea tWIr feJIawera S plaa mSdeaea Y tm Mr. HetSMott, bat feava Mains alas wit a afa SMankaraWs I tm tsta Nartaaal Baptist Caavaattaa, I oo. . .... ta Urti aa FOR YOUR IMFORMAT10H : taval a4 tarSUs asU. Mltaa sea Bastasts. Ballraaa BtaUaa. Exycjaa OJtea, Chareaaa, xss racasnaa, unw ""m Ntoras. aaatrtetty aa a atoaey laaraaaa f am aa4 NATURAL PAGE BOY ATTACHMENTS YOU CAN HAVE YOUR HAIR PERFECTLY MATCHED FOR $gpo lartsat Cfsctiana lah Alls Ai 4 V llasias Mstr Al BtTTft OUAUTY SEND NO MONEY mim af vase I . . V.C. a a T POSTMAN SSSe a4a yaatata mm ealiaT - ALSO rum, WI0 AND UAIDI lATIMACnOM OUAlANTf 10 Ora - f MS SIJO tS simo rout oaoit tooay AH Calan incWeis '" 9r J20GI2 tlAQC BEAUTY PRODUCTS CO. 0S) .107 PlfTM AVfNUI (I NEW YORK CITY city quarter sessions, used strong language in denouncing certain Western hemispheric visitors eta tioned in the British Isles and trying to introduce their pattern of racial relations into England. "I think it is an impertinence that a country accepts colored peo ple from any part of the world, and then says that Its Jaws don't enable it to deal with them on terms of complete social equality," declared Judge Hemmerde in awarding judgment for George Alexander Roberts, 31 - year - old West Indian, who was refused admittance to a dance hall after certain soldiers objected to the management against the presence of colored men dancing wun tjsg lish girls. ROBERTS FINED IN LOWER COURT The "case was originally tried before a lower magistrate's court, where Roberts was fined five pounds for failing to sttend home guard duties as a protest against the refusal to let him at Grafton Rooms, a public dance hall in Liverpool, although Roberts, was wearing King George's uniform at the time of the incident. Roberta was defended by the brilliant woman lawyer. Rose Heil - bron, who also appeared in tne Constantine case as assistant to Sir Patrick Hastings. leaning British barrister. Judge Hemmerde was told that Roberts was sn electrician in a war factory and joined home guard as a volunteer Without compulsion in oruer iu help defend England against in vasion. In giving evidence, Kooerts aid: "On being refused admis sion to the dance hall while wear ing the home guard uniiorm, l felt very deeply the humiliation and offered my resignation from the home guard." Announcing his decision, Judge Hemmerde said. "When people come here to risk their lives, they are entitled to feel that they are coming to conditions of decency and order. If they found that a noisy and Intolerant minority are not prepared to give them equal rights, the colored people have a right to - be - angry. I think It is impertinence for any country to accept colored peoples from any part of the world and then deny oomnlete social equality." Continuing his remarks, the judge asked, "Who Is it that shuts the doors of the dance halls af ainst our colored men who come nere to ngm iur uiuiu a ties? Who are the people who shut the door of the Imperial hotel in London against men like Constantine?" after heartnv ev idence on behalf of Roberts b; rnnatantlne?" after hearing evi sible position as a welfare officer The engineers died when they entered a huge underground cavern used by the Germans for stor ing ammunition. After a halt hour a ternnc explosion came irom tne tunnel, rocking the surrounding buildings. All structures within a hundred yards were licked Dy tongues of flame shooting from the entrance of the tunnel. Rescue parties later found three bodies intact enough for identification, but no trace of the remainder has been uncovered, their mortal framework having been pulverised among the debris from the explosion. These mishaps constitute the biggest catastrophes affecting Negroes in the Normandy fighting area to date. (Continued from Page 1) which he established a practice In Kansas City, Mo. In 1915, Dr. Thompkins was appointed the first colored superintendent of the General Hospital No. 2 of Kansas City. Remaining in that position until 1922, he lifted the - - ital from a Class D classi - flcati. a to Class A. Later he operated hospitals in four Oklahoma cities, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Okmulgee and Muskogee. He returned to Kansas City in 1927 to accept an appointment as asslst - and commissioner of health in the department of Hygiene and Communicable diseases. FOUNDED FIRST NEGRO DEMOCRATIC NEWSPAPER Dr. Thompkins founded tha Kansas City American, which for many years was the oniy negro Democratic newspaper and paved the way for the physician's entry into political me. in tne jkm HAVE BEAUTIFUL HAIR! attached to the British Ministry of Labor. Judge Hemmerde reduced the fine by the lower court on Roberts from five pounds to one farthing and told Roberts to go home. On the same night African and West Indian war industry workers formed a committee to call up the Lord Mayor of Liverpool demanding, the right to attend dances in public halls and other public places of recreation regardless of the objections of certain overseas soldiers stationed in the Liverpool district. f s fp III jillil vl lr IP c 0 n I s START WITH CLEAN SCALP fUnove tooss dandruff! Kabaaea tba aatural oaauty ef rour hair and give it t saw DrUilaat ura - uxa luarar. 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