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FIRST with the NEWS - ; - . 11 ' . . . . . . ' 1 .' ' " Brooklyn Dodgers Baseball Club Boss Instrumental In Formation Of New Negro Baseball League Branch Rickey, president of the Brooklyn Dodgers Baseball Club, Is intensely interested in "Negro base, ball," but his interest will not per. mit him to discuss the possibilities of Negroes in big league baseball. Rickey disclosed his interest Monday afternoon in his office when a stormy conference was held after he read a statement severely criticizing the present Negro leagues and gave his olessings to a new league, the United States Baseball League, which he said he hoped would become a model for present Negro interests in baseball. Besides Mrs. Effa Manley. owner of the Newark Eagles Baseball Club, and representatives of the Negro press and white sports writers, present at the conference were John Shackleford. Cleveland law yer and former semi - professional Negro ball player, who is president of the new Negro league. "It is not my purpose to discuss today," Rickey said in opening the conference," colored players becoming members of clubs in our present organized basebsll leagues or of white players becoming members of the proposed colored base - bill league. "There are a number of colored teama, with more or less fixed Identities, throughout the country and none of these is a member of any league whatever in the sense of a league in organized baseball." After severely criticizing the methods of operations of the two major Negro leagues, and their business procedures. Mr. Rickey then went on to say that it was his hope tha. a dependable and permanent league could be organized and "the United States League is now taking and will continue to take those first steps to bring about an effective organization." "I have leased." he continued, "Ebbeta Held to Joe Hall who owns and will operate a dub to be known as the Brooklyn Brown Dodgers. Seven games already have been scheduled at Ebbets Field. The owners hsve elected John Shackle - ford, president of the league 'Mr. shackleford is a lawyer of Cleveland, Ohio. He is a native of Tennessee. graduate of Wiley College. aiso we university of Michigan iaw scnooL He was a baseball player for several years and was a member of several of the better semi - professional Negro clubs. He is a man of good character and hat tht ability and the Industry to do a gooa job as president of the pro - posexi league. , in addition to the Brooklyn . Frvm Orders, there will be five additional clubs playing as many "!! as lata organization and park aeeommodatlona will permit These games win be as equally distributed aa possible, so that each dub will Play an equal number of games gams every other club." ' aaams in the new lesgue and their home parks are: Pittsburgh Crawfords, Forbes Field: PbiUdel - pma uiiuaies, Harrisbu'g Field; Detroit Motor City Field - ; Chicago. ""cj icio. ana joieao, Ameri can Association Park. negro sports writers an1 Un Manley were a bit taken back by tht announcement made by the BfookJya Beball. moguL' although rumors of the organization of a new league with white interests behind u naa oeen rife for soma time. I m ILL - . . . . . uu uuui M nimni US rr suddenly right between the errs." u. . asaniey. declared. She ex Pressed surprise that Mr. Rickey mad no s tempt to conUct any of the Negro dub owners to find out ue true status of Negra baseball nd .the methods of nmim wTilla expressing gratification that at anouid now be interested. Un Manley nevertheless left the meet ing reeling that - dirty work foot" and that aha presently op. erattaf Negro lea rues would be faced with competition that would hard to meet especially , wtlh Brooklyn's baseball mogul and 'then Interested In a new league E3LD ON MtUtm CRAtGI .MAHWAH. X. J. Arthur waa mrrsd eat Wednesday with th rape and murder of Mrs. per - coxy a. licCready. who was found aaaar Tuesday afternoon in the Hv tnf rosea - of hla nets en Winter VOL. 59, NovT' Gov. Dewey Reports (hi Anti - Bias Bill; Law Hakes History ALBANY. N. Y. Governor Dewey made bis second radio "Report to the People" Friday night on accomplishments of the 1945 legislative session, and declared that the State's new anti - discrimination law made history for the nation and aroused "more misunderstanding thsn any law passed in our time" Calling the statute "the very essence of our free society." he said that it had been criticized bitterly by persona woo would not be affected by it "There are those" ha said, "who believe the anti - discrimination bill Is designed to fix by law the tastes. the habits, the associations or the social lives of people Others be. lieve it is a law to tell you who you may have in your home as domestic help or guests or roomers, or that it win tad employers who they may hire and who they may not hire or that it is designed to discriminate in favor of on group gainst another. Of course It Is none of these things." - , - . . f The bill, he said, translated Into law the simple principle inherent in the Constitution that in business and industrial . employment there shall be no discrimination because of race color, creed or na tional origin. The Governor said that the five - member commission which will ad minister the anti - discrimination law has a broad educational Job to do. Most of the large employers In the State, he added, have already broken down the bars of prejudice in employment "We want to keep this success ful hsbit of working together," he said. "In the end it win bring a better understanding between our people" President ftrafos Earlier Independence For Tte HuEppicss WASHTNTON, D. C President Truman announced Saturday that the date of Philippine independence will be advanced as far as possible ahead of the statutory date of July 4, 1946. At the' same time the President announced ha was sending a corn mission headed by Senator Millard E. Tidings, Democrat, of Maryland, to the islands to examine conditions and submit recommendations to him. The' President's announcement conference with Senator Ty dings early Saturday, and a talk on Fri day with President Sergio Oamena, of the Philippine Commonwealth. Recalling tht "heroic and loyal stand" of the Filipino peope fas this way which has "won the affection and admiration of the 'American people" tht President pledged tht full assistance of tht United States to. the work of rehabilitation and reconstruction of tht Islands, niinnnnnnnnnna Idbhu FsUT HT T lunhm Tebe IS. of 76 Wert 133rd street, was crowned Queen of grrspland sad Teddy Tuna. 10. of in raM rd street was crowned rin in Mramonlts at tht Hotel Goraraor Clinton, last week for having collected ten tines their weight In scrap paper during April for tht ChOdrea'i AM Society. The winning couple each receiv ed deskt with buflUn blackboards. tickets a the Pauiount Theat and pralaa frees ateasty Out data co - chalrBBaa of tLt Boys a&l Ctfi Week Committee icaoss C2 CCS3" Red Cap Gives Film i I t I t , I Reversing the usual procedure Glnny Simms, movie and radio star, is confronted on arrival at Grand Central from Hollywood by "Red Cap." I Ward Coleman, 337 Wert 138th street, who presented her with a check for $73 toward the United Negro College Fund's current national appeal for $1,330,000. Mr. Coleman, chairman of the cam Dr. Hcarce N. Work, Tuskcjee sDepL Of Records & Research, Diss TUSKIGEE INSTITUTE, Ala. - Dr. Monroe N. Work, director emer itus of the Department of Records and Research, eminent scholar and bibliographer, died here Wednesday night following an illness of several weeks. Dr. Work Joined the Tus - kegee Institute faculty In 1908 and organized the Department of Records and Research and became widely known for his scholarly contributions to various pub Ilea - Ccnvict Two Brocldyn Boys Of 2d Degree IkderOfAgd Two Brooklyn boys, one IS and the other 17, accused of beating to death a 70 - year - old man after be refused their demand for a nickel, were convicted of second - degree murder Saturday in Kings County Court The verdict carries a man datory sentence of not less than 20 years to life . The boys are Kenneth skinner, 13. of 633 King. Sixth Walk, .and Robert McGowan, 17, of 718 Hancock street both Brooklyn. - Last June was charged, they used baseball 'bats to strike down William Schroeder, 70. of 640 McDon - ugh street : Brooklyn, after be ignored their demands for money and then took 73 cnts from his pockets. He died the next day ia Kings hours before making known IU ver diet No date was act for sentencing by Judge Louis Goldstein. Two other boys arraign ea on charges of having parucipam in the fatal beating were released.. Dr.(fc?,Erzt Sigccn, Saccb; Aiidl'oSi::b IV. Walter Gray Crump, of 837 Madison avenue eminent surgeon m - A mteoloriat died Tuesday at th flower Hospital after an Urn r mvm! mantha. Ht Was It years old. Long Interested In tht advanc. meat of Negro welfare and educa tion, Dr. Crump was a trustee of Tuskeget Inatttute. Ale sad How. art" University. Washington, D C In 1128. he established a scholar ship at the New York Medical Col lege for tht exclusive gat of Negro modi sal students, the first of Its kind granted by a medical toOege la ttis country. A widower, be leaves a son, Dr. Walter Cray Crump, Jr. an 1 brother. Dr. Irving J. Cramp, - of NEW YORK, N. Y SATURDAY, . Star CoGsge Check Ss?rcs3Cbrt Grants New Trial For Georgia 1 paign's - committee of Grand Central Terminal Attendants,' explains Jo Glnny, a member of the Hollywood committee of the Fund, that the check represents Initial payment on a' pledge of $500 by the Red Caps at Grand Central . The .campaign ia being conducted to help meet the wartime needa of 32 accredited private Negro colleges. Director EcmtcsOf Hons. He was a graduate of the Chicago Theological Seminary and the University of Chicago. In 1842 be received tht University or Chi. cago Alumni Association Citation in recognition of 40 years of public service. Dr. Work came to Tu. kegee from Georgia State Industrial college in Savannah, where he served as professor of Pedagogy ana History. Ht was tht founder and editor or the Negro Yearbook, a book which furnishes factual data on the achievements of the Negro and is a much used and widely read pub lication by persons engaged in n search and desiring to obtain in formation on tht accomplishments and achievementa of Negroee He compiled the lynching record from 1913 until the time of his retirement in 1038. This record has been pub' lished annually by the Tuskegee Institute Department of Records and Research for more than 30 yean, and is generally accepted tor its authenticity. Dr. Work compiled "A Bibliogra phy of tht Negro in Africa and America," and in connection with tht compilation of this work, did research in seventeen kadlac European librarite In 1928 bt was tht recipient of tht Harmon Award in Education (a gold medal and $400.00) for scholarly research and educational publidty through peri' odie - publications, of the Negro Yearbook and compilation of an ex haustlve bibliography of tht Ne gro in Africa and America - Bibliography of European Coloniza tion and the Resulting Contacts of People Races and Culture" had prior to his death. Dr. Work - waa a member of the International Institute of American Languages and Culture; American Sociological Society; American Eco. nomic Association; American Aca demy . of Political . and Social Science; Association for tht Ad' vancement of tht Study of Negro Lift and History; American Asso ciation for' tht . Advancement Science; Southern Economic Asso ciation; Southern Historical Associa tion and Southern Sociological So ciety. . - Funeral services for tht disUn guiahed educator were held in the Institute Chapel at 4:00 o'dock Fri day afternoon. Officiating at the funeral rites were Rev. Charles W. Kelly, paster of tht Greenwood Baptist Church. He was assisted by Rev. Raymond Fr Harvey, act - tog chaplain of Tuskegee Institute Music was furnished by tht Tus keget Choir, William U Dawson, conducting, and tht Institute Quar let Interment was bald la tht IasU - 4 tute Cemetery. The ritualistic a mety at the grave .was eonducted by the Lewis Adams Lode A. F. end M. of which Dr. Work hadl a member for more than U'mewung; rrwa zra - aaaness MAY . 12; 1945 WASHINGTON, D. C - By a vote of five Jto four, the Supreme Court on Monday ordered new trials for three Georgia law officers who had been convicted - under the Federal law of Beating to death with their DteckjaeiL Bobert HalL a hand - cuffed iNegro prisoner. Justice William O. Douslast o.a of tht court's most liberal members, wrow ua majority opinion. He denounced tht case as a "shocking ana rcvomng episode" but de clared that the trio had not been properly convicted under Section 20, a law enacted in Reconstruction Days to implement the 14th Amend menu. The new - construction of Section 20 by Justice Douglas was hailed by soma - lawyers as one of the most Important .step taken by the Su preme Court in several terms, and one which - may have a great af fect ia future prosecutions for vio lations of Civil liberties. Oebatina tht precise 'meaning of Jhe mucB - discussed legal tern "wilfuny," went on to say thai tht "specific intent" required by Section 28 Is an intent to deprive a person of a right which has been made spedAc either by the express terms of tht Constitution or laws of tht United States or by decisions interprasanting them." v . In this case. Justice Douglas said that th. trial judge had not sub - mittad tht question of wilful, in. tent toLiX jury with proper In strwfckuv but that ha had mamr his charge too broad. Tht convicted Georgian law of ficers were Sheriff Claude Screws, of Baker County; Frank Jones, a policeman, and Jim Bob Kelly, special deputy. . They were con victed in the Federal District Court at Albany, Ga. of fatally beating a Negro prisoner. Robert HaU. Each was sentenced to three years im prisonment and fined $1,000. The 3th Federal Court uphdd their con' victions. Community Leaders & Soprt Of '45 Negro A community mobilization meet ing of the organiutlons and lead ers, who wtu join in sponsorinr the Negro Freedom Rally at Madi son Square Garden, Monday even ing, June 23. was . held on Fri day evening at - the Harlem Branch YMCA. This wu the first of a series of Friday evening Manhattan community meetings which will be held until the rally takes place Already there has been tre mendous response from organisa tions and individuals, taking initial orders of 100 to 1,000 tickets. Among the unions In this group art tht Furriers Joint Board, Local 69 of the Wholessle and Ware house Workera, Federal Workers, Hotel and dub Employee State County . and Municipal Workers, Cleaners and Dyers of tht Amalgamated Clothing Workers, United, Electrical. Radio and Machine Shop Workers; and the individuals include Bertha Clay and - Julia Do Annan. Other organizations and individuals interested in se curing tickets may do so at the Negro Freedom Rally headquarters, 308 Lenox avenue and the office of the People's Committee 132 West 138th street Charles CoQlne executive sec retary, Negro Labor Victory Committee speaking on behalf of tht execuUvw - committee of the Negro Freedom Rally, which includes Coni Bosnian . Adam C Powell,.' Jr, . Ferdinand . Smith, secretary, Vstional . Maritime Union, and Dr. Charming H. To bias, senior - secretary. National Board of tht ' YMCA. outlined tht plans for tht rally. Ha also spoke of ' tht organization . work Is being done in other boroughs, which Is being beaded by the Rev. Edler Hawkins la tht Bronx and tht Rev. Thomas S. Hartea in Brooklyn. " ' Others attending Friday tog's meeting,! rsareaentlng 20 ttOXOOat aUkf CQBeSMOeata tsTfksattlltB ttons, were James Yates of Local 430, - IBtctrical and. Radio Workars - CIO, chairmen of the Kil&z Negro Prisonsr HaTabin Qiu3t As Nevs OfV - EIhyBrcAs; Churctes Crowded! "V - E Day is here!'. Jubilant Harleralte received the news (prematurely broadcast Mon - day morning) with enthusiasm and relief, but to big celebration th.tl naa oeen expected - by police failed k maitnauzt Monday. Tuesday., after tht official nroda. mauon or victory in Euron h President Truman, a drtvine - rain aampenea ue ardor of any would - Dt ceieoranu. And it was not un - 1 tu around seven p. m. when The New York Age was going to press. uuu ue weather had. cleared up I and Harlemites were preparing to make merry to news that tht fight - tng in Europe u over At that tune, i an impromptu parade was marching on Seventh avenue. Both Monday and Tuesday even ings, the churches of Harlem held speclsl services commemorating tht event and it waa a sober and pray erful Harlem rather than a noisy and gay community which took tht news of tht tad of fighting ia Eu rope in stride aMa - HARRISBURO, Pe Anti - dis - criminalton legislation was killed this week when 'the Republican majority of the Pennsylvania Gen - era Assembly by a straight parly vote of 2818 - rejected Demo cratic efforts to discharge the hostile Labor and Industry Committee from further consideration of the bill, introduced by Rep. Homer Brown, of Allegheny Couity. Organization Pledge Freedca My, June 25 Dyers; Morris DiswelL organizer, Local 63, Wholesale and Warehouse Workers; Daisy George business agent . Hotel and Club Employes; M. Moran Weston, ordinstor, and Edward G. Perry, promotion director, . Negro Free dom Rally; Hannah Smith, Eliza both Parker. Veiola Collins. Id na Plunkett, Venetta Thornton, Marguerite Plncknty. Jackie Peyton, William Moonhead, Ruth Hammings, Frances Bodkin, James . McKlnney, Mollia Siner. Marjorie Brooks, Dolly Frank A. Houston, Bertha Clay, Wilson Daily, Le Verne . Ray Lhnous - Brown and Scotty Eck ford; , . Death Sentnce Of Vcnau, To life COLUMBUS, Ohio DcmonstraU ing his great humanitarianlam, Ohio's Governor Frank J, Lauache this week commuted to life im prisonment tht santanct on Johnnie Mat Gardner, young colortd wo man, scheduled to die in tht trie chair as sa atcaawry to tha act of tha murder at Jacob leln - atalter, a jeweler of CiadnaaU. This comas as result of appeals by thousands of interested dub wo man and dtixens thrtugbout tht country. Onct befora Governor Lauache had granted a reprieve of 80 days when this girl was to tut at tht electric chair tat April sa. ' Raaponsiblt for this vrosual in tartst la tht plight at this unfor tunate woman waa the Ohio state Federation of. Colored Women, tod by its dynamic tat President Jane E. Hunter, axeeuflvt secrrUry of tht PhlUU WhtaHey Assoeiatioa of Cleveland. Norman U MeGhat Cleveland attorney, acted as coun sel for the Federation ia Its efforts tt accomplish this raeutt. ' , M I' - ZSLP ta tht prcanpt C3JVEXT of your snail; ADO year VOSt NUMBER and .ask yeuT'correspon - firmrilimn Dotr 1 Vt4 VllllHiy V mu.: - I - nuuwuuuaiuumrui ncciauuii Gets TsEisj, Sspport 'Vi Uvr ;'" Cseouilaana B. I. DAVIS, Jr. Sc!d:ars Ccsrictcd "fit6dSlcccs 'SEATTLE, Wash. - Reducecl scn - 4ncee and chance at rehabllita - uoa nava been riven 11 of th si NeT JdJr convicted by a court - wtw ;McinHi in ue Fort iswton riot, case , ... Tht action was taken hv Brum. dltr General Bay p. Denson. com - mancung general of the port, and approved by the Judge Advocate General of thf Army. Tht court - martial, one of the largest In tht history of the Army, grew out of a riot at the port tost August, during which one member oe aa Italian service unit wu hanged. ;e; WeAskshctica FalbfcdsKiEwt raedOfftisa In General Sessions Court. Wed - needay, tha widow of a shooting victim asked Judge Saul B. Strait to place tha killer of her husband on probation ao that ha could pay her ..the $130 it coet to bury her UUMW1V, .., - . Ant otienaant in the case wu Alexander Haesell, 18, of 832 West 133rd strtet, who pleaded guilty of manslaughter la tha first degree to snooting ' - and fatally ' wounding Carl Coldmg. 29, of 278 West 141st street, la a diet same argument Tht widow,". John Flan, tha ac cused man's lawyer, told tha court" tails ma that transportation of tha body to Atlanta and burial cost $1301 and she has asked ma to tell tht court' that aha wishes tha de fendant placed ea probation so bei can pay back tht $190. Sot is not lflttrasted la seeing him go to Jail. - ;o: - - Dr.Cuuc.CsJOf P.S.120GD:d Dr. Max Winsor. - child psychia trist who ostebllshed (he first clinic for psychiatric treatment ia Children's Court - In New York' City, died Friday la Bath Israel Hospital Ht was 47 years old and lived at 177 Bank street. ..., - ,. Dr. Winsor sjm partieular a tt ra tion to work among Juvenile delii - autata, ' la 192Sha was sppeiated to the Bureau af Child Guidance of tha New York Oty Board of Edu cation and bald that post at tha that of his death. Uaddniea,he was director of clinical work ior a two - year research project established la 1848 by tea New York Foun dation at Junior High achoot 120, in Harlem. St' was Tke - caeJrmaa c the CRy - WMa Cttlaaos Commtttat tor and was stalrataauoi x ea.dabitacy. lupaart tha Unitof Negro Cot - tC, No ssr mm m m.m at mr . i mflp 11 ssa.Yv MGES fipk DpmpfranV WVW VVUIVHHHV d:j lu' dX Sunday afternoon, at tha twice, postponed Ben Davis Testimonial Ball hdd at tha Golden Gate Ball room, some 7,000 persons heard J. Raymond Jones. Democratic leadtj of tha 18th A. D. East, announos that "Tha Democratic Parry af New York County nominates as Its candidate for tht City Council, Ben amin J, Davis, Jr.". Prior to this announcement which sent tha crowd into a hilar! ous uproar, Saul Mills,' executive secretary of tht CIO in Ntw York, stated that in 1943 tht organisation. supported Mr. Davis on tha basis of his fight against jimcrowism and. because of his legislativt record, the "OO and all labor win again support work and fight for re - dectlon of Benjamin Davis." Following tht surprise statement by Mr. Jones, the crowd which came to psy homage to tht Negro Councilman, heard Congressman Powell, Jr, ssy that wa talk about i new world a - coming, "but tha new world Is here when Tammany; Hall nominates a Communist Councilman Davis in bis first public address upon receiving tha announcement of his Democratic, nomination, said; I am proud to be associated with the Party of Roosevelt and Truman, end with tha fUMsevaM - Trumw Democrats la Ntw York. I will tontinua to represent all the people. Republican, Democrats, American juaoor, ana Independents. irrespective of party, Continuing, ha said, "It ia my wish that Ntw York City become tht first city la America fre rrnm Jim crow, racial discrimination. anti - Semitism, creating the most liberal dty In America." He gave a special message to tha citizenry of tha community, saying. - i uank ut Negro people ia Harlem because in tht past few years ' they have grown ia maturity, ability to stick together, and tht ability to think for themselves." Tha entertainment side of tha' gigantic celebration which lasted until curfew, was headed by Ken neth Spencer, Duke of Iron, Ray; Lev, Hazel Scott DoMtrchant and) Laura Duncan, Mary Lou Williams Max FoUikoff, and o there ARMY Deael ' ' MILES, Pfc .William K, son sd Mrs. Mallnda Howard, 1894 Seventh, avenue Woaaded .' ' DURANT, Pfe, Philip N son eg Mrs. Vera Duraat 202 West Urth street. , Mcdonald, cpl woiiam r. husband of . Un, Catherine B McDonald. 835 Jefferson avenue. Brooklyn, n. x. MILLER, S - Sgt. Archie son at Mrs. Rose Miller, 282 West 118th street OSBORNE, Pvt. Oscar, Jr, sea eg Mrs. MelUe V. Osborne 811 Wast 121st street SMITH, Pfc, Charles D, son of Mre Elizabeth Smith, 200 wees 118th street BOLDEN. Pvt. William - O, son of Mrs. Qucenit Bolden, 298 Lenox av - BOYLE. 2nd U. Daniel X. aon of Mre Patrick - Doyle 81 West 13th street Rodrigues. Pvt Molsee ton of Mrs. Anna Rodriguez, 37 Wert 114th street POINTER. Pvt Rayford I, son of Mrs. Mary Pointer. 149 West 117th street ARMSTEAD. Cpl" Garfield O, husband of Mrs. Reeezeder Ana - atead. 20 West 113 th street CUNNINGHAM. Pvt Mark J, aon of MnC Marie Cunningham. 336 West 140th street . . rites r of War pOOTTTR. pvt Joseph. Jr, son of Mrs. Mary Potter. $06 Wast l$4th street . Sc!rs : Gre 3 570 MenurshlpsTsd contributions In tht amount of $678 wart sent ta tht NAACP by tha 3CUi Quarter - atastar Track Company throagh CpL rataadra tartar. Tala Is tha second romlttaiyea troavau aoaa - paay which aant tht NAACP $211 last August : f ': - t n K' - 't 'i 1 t - ir r U 'ft 1 ltaarXCalX Fvt tSX to do fat tun viarua a 1 ... - r 0 wtaUy fcxtra a

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