The New York Age from New York, New York on May 19, 1945 · Page 1
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Saturday, May 19, 1945
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,1 V' I if . ( - I ' h . - 2 i U FIRST with the ITS .III .ja - g - . i - Representatives Frcm 5 Dark Countries Hold Dinner: P. Howard Forms League Of Races Gets Citation Ik. T Tie. LUTHER WOODARD Marine Stalks Six Japs, Kills One, Hurts One; Gets Bronze Star - SOMEWHERE In Tht PACOTC (Delayed) Marine Pfc Luther Woodard. of Lucy, Tenn., who alone (talked fix Japanese through thick underbrush, killing one' and ... .... . . , - . wounding another, hM been awarded the Bronze Star MedaL Woodard, a member of a Negro ammunition company, trailed the prty of Japanese to a mall clear ing near an . abandoned native ahack, then opened Are with hU rifle. Woodard killed one Japan ese, wounded another. The re maining (our fled. Returning to nil company area, tht leatherneck organized a five man patrol and caught up with the rert of the email group. Two more Japanett were killed, ' Son of Mr. and Mr. Jim Wood ard, he enlisted In August, lt - U, and went overseas In April, 1944. Prior to enlistment, he was a Welder. A brothe Clover, Is in the Army. if 1 I TV Pcpe Urges Equality Of Peoples VATICAN . CITY Pope Plus XII in a broadcast Wednesday said that "our canticle of thanksgiving Is accompanied with the suppliant prayer to emplore also of Divine omnipotence the termintlon, in accord with Justice of the sanguinary warfare m the Far East" Qratb Of Colonial . PcpbUirettlAt S21 Francfcco Parley SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. .As tha - ten Francisco Confefenca for the drafting of the framework of a World Security Organization enters Its closing phase, the question of colonial peoples is still g question mark. With the exception of the three Negro American consultants to the American delegation, Mrs. Mary McLeod Bethunc, Dr. W. E. B. DuBois and Walter White the peoples basically concerned and who win be vitally affected politically, economically and socially whose1 vary existence depends upon a sheanuLgful revision of the - Mandate System"" do net have a voice inside the conference. Ob Monday night, British and UnitH SUtes delegations reported that they bad reached a tentative agreement on I working draft em bodying several of their, separate proposals for setting up an Inter national trusteeship syatem. Tha committee as a whole - has taken no decisions except in a ruling V Peter Fraser, Prima Minis ter of Mew Zealand, Its chairraan, a tie) plea at Jewish groups that eonslderetloa be gtvaa la tha status ef Palestine. This was ruled out i tfa gro - jnd that the committee b deUmlned to avoid dirrvntrtf say pejrtieuiaf sarzuory. i ii i 1 i w i i I VOL. 59, No. 52 SAN IHANCISCO, Calif. Monday night will remain as a gala night in the history of Interracial and Interfraternal co operation in that , at the Palace Hotel in the California Room there gathered. mor than six groups of the darker races of the world around - the festive board to eat and talk about mat ters of common interest There were America. Haiti, India, LU beria, Korea, the . Philippines, Egypt, and China, all singing the same songs and .eating the same food and mingling their voices in the same common cause. Touts were responded to bv Vice - President Simpson and Sec retary of State Dennis of Liberia; Perry W. Howard, Republican National Committeeman; Attorney Hugh E. MacBeth; Dr. J. L. Horace of the Baptist Convention, ior the United States; Dr. Manack for. India; Mr. Bervln for Haiti; Dr. , Hean for Korea; Dr. Arnaldo for the Philippines; S. I. Varran for Egypt; and Dr. Wan for China. Dr. 3. Finley Wilson presided as toastmaster. All of these speakers called foa united effort and aims among the darker peoples. At the close of this affair. Perry W. Howard announced the formation of a League of Races made up thus far of the darker races of five countries headed by Dr. J. Finley Wilson, with Dr. Manack of India .as eecre - tary;.Dr. JUaa - ot JCerea. as treasurer; Attorney MacBeth, . H .Jfee president; Dr. Wan of Chin as assistant secretary; and Perry W. Howard as international legal advisor. Dr. King of Los Angeles, representing the Associated Press, handled the photographic work. Among outers present were A. N. Slvaraman, special corres pondent from the Indian Press from Madras, India; . Miss Sigrid Arne and Mr. Marlowe of the Associated Prase, Bernard Young of the Norfolk Journal ana Guide; Ralph Coughlin of the St Louis Globe - Democrat; and Richard Durham of the Chicago Defender. Calling on Allied leaders to trlng about peace founded on the equality of all nations, week or strong, the Pope said tha dead were urging the survivors that there art from their graves a new and better Europe, a new and better universe founded on filial fear of God, fid el. ity to His Holy Commandments, respect for human dignity and the sacred principle of equality of rights ef all peoples and all states, large and small, weak and strong" Tha Pontiff declared that the wst has aroused discord, suspicion and hatred everywhere and that if the wishes to regain peace. It is neces sary thst falsehood and rancor should vanish and thst sovereign trust end charity should reign. CIO OfTcnsds fcisdhte Action (b Ftjretcry Czr Louis HoOand. New York Mate CIO president, announced Saturday that ha would demand immediate action by Gov. Dewey ta and overcrowding, filth, lack of privacy and of sanitation ' which exists in camps for migratory harvest work en. - The union official said ha would make the demand at tha next meeting of the Special Investigat ing Committee, appointed by the Governor, and of which he is a member. Surveys, be said, of 23 farm labor camps In nine counties, had disclosed shocking conditions, la contrast to tha good facilities available to West Indian workers brought tram Jamaiet T t1 Federal Ooverntnarst to work here. Read "ACROSS' THE DWE", a weaVy haaara an fta atx. . a u l Firm Donates Ad I On Tluradar - afternoon at S e'eloOt at tha.U. S. tlTrat Cap valescenr Hospital at Seagate, Braatlytv completely equipped stage, which was donated and built by Emil Friedlander and George Feinberg, heads of tha wall - known firm of Daaian's, will be dedicated to the memory of Charles W. David, Jr. David, a young Negro, sailor, lost his life attempting to rescue another sailor, after tha transport on which he was crossing tht Atlantic was' torpedoed. , His widow and son - who reside at 373 West 127th street, will participate In the ceremony. They are shown above holding picture of tha heroic sesman (inset), . it1o(';t.jlTfvA' v.;.. :. - . .. .a . - . a. k. tm . F ' - . . eBXBJtsa - - " - - ssBjsi 5k; Decccfttic State Chihrui Inltdio TaEc Rc;!33ToGo7.Dtr7ey0a Replying to Governor - Dewey's recent ' radio speech on the Ives - Quinn anU - discrimination bQI Paul E. FiUpatrick, Democratic State chairman, charged tha Gov ernor with misrepresentation in claiming credit for enactment of tha bill. "Mr! Dewey's record,; Mr. FiU patrick said, "must be Judged by what ha' failed to accomplish as well as by what ha fails to claim credit for, and Incidentally, it is Important to remember that much of what be claims credit - for was forced upon, him and tha' Repub lican party. Public - opinoo was far ahead of him and ha caught up with It only as a matter of political expediency." , Speaking on tha anti - discrimin ation measure. Mr. ntxpatrick charged that Governor Oewey had delayed passsga of such . legisla tion for a year. Ha recalled that a non - partisan commission, appointed in IMS, had ' made re port and submitted a bill tha fol lowing year . which was Jntro - by; a Republican Senator. His bill, he said, tha Governor gars support until be remembered that ha was a candidate for tha PreaHentisl nomination and might lose 'delegates' to the con vention. ' ' - ., - . Mr. ' Fitxpetrick" charged . that Governor Dewey - ."ran - away" from tha bill, appointing - a new and . ceasing - mem - of the original commission to resign 'In - disgust ' He charged that Republicans in the Legisla ture sought : to avoid considera tion - of the Irea - Qulnn btn and to send It to tht scrap until a forceful Democrat ic minority and pubUa opinion foreett . - tM.'GVvp.? - to - out - and support It. ' Evan h added, the legislation - would not Jsevsr Bejse.wfUuut Bsrno - OAYI7'4 ' r . .. NEW YORK, N. Y, SATURDAY, Hospital Stage mm m m A IhYyOcpiiteetf nectfcrreseris;2Nw WASHINGTON, D C In order that home town newspapers may receive more news of the exploits of local Negro eainen in the expanding naval operations in the Pacific theatres of war, the Navy Department has appointed five Negro seamen as fleet correspondents, the Department reported this week. These Negro seamen, who are Included among more than 100 other cratic votes, and he said he was proud of . the fact that not a single Democratic vote was cast gainst the bill either In the Assembly or the State Senate. Of Amy Itrte Ccrp Victory . in Europe will In - ereee rather than decrease the Army's need for nurses and will not affect urgent requirements for recruits to the u. s. r.A Nurse Corps, the Office of War Information announced this week. The statement on the situation of tha Army Nurse Corps was Unade at the request of MaJ. Geo, Neman T. Xirk. fcirgeon General. Public Health. Service, there has been a "gratifying response" by American nurse la Ppeal for military service. Gen eral Kirk stated, and they - can - not be praised too mm their service," In this connection it was stated that tha Navy Nurse Coras a. eral weeks sgo reached its authorised strength, and the Army Nurse Corps .la today 1.000 nurses short 'of its June 1 eaal . 0.000 - nurses. " o: - Ctrchrti Wtd CcliJcb A committee of Harlem mer - cnanu beaded by Nat Kanter of .Canter's Department Store, called tapoa Judge Jonah J. Ooldstein, Tuesday afternoon, at his thai bars, 1S Centra street, to request nan 10 enter tha Mayoralty race. ZONE MAIL EXPEDITE 1945 Fcr; Heroic Seaman : ooeamen fleet correspondents, will be assign ed to Public Relstions. Pacific Fleet. A correspondent is assigned to a ship for tha purpose of obtain ing detailed information on personnel aboard the vessel. If . any action occurs during his assignment ha may also write personal stories of the seaman involved. t As soon as his assignment Is completed, the correspondent moves on to another ship. All five of the Negro fleet cor. respondents were graduated from the U. S. Naval Training Station. Great Lakes, DL At tha time of their appointment however, two were stationed at Great Lakes, one at Camp Peary. Va, and two with the Navy Department's Fleet Hometown Distributing Service, Chicago, I1L The new correspondents are; Clarence Edison Trotman, sea man, 1st class; Camp Peary, Va.; 894 East 167th street Bronx. N. Y. Warren Edward Gardner. Jr, seaman, 2nd class; Great Lakes. Di; 1 East 128th street New York City. Roland Curtis Lamb, Jr, seaman, 2nd class; Great Lakes, HI.; 213 W. Pomona street Philadelphia. Pa. Murray Joseph Marvin. Jr, seaman, 1st class; Fleet Hometown Distributing Service. Chicago; 348 West Colter street Philadelphia, Pa. Charles Willard Campbell,' seaman, - st class; Fleet Hometown Distributing Service. Chicago; 511 North 42nd street Philadelphia, Pa. :o: Chedcal Crabat Unit PraiFwSaYEg IJ?esOfU.S.GIs The 23U Negro Chemical War fart Service units serving overseas were praised Wednesday by Col. S. E. Whiteside, Jr, commanding of. fleer of tha New York Chemical Warfare Service District for "effU dent" work resulting In the reduction of American casualties. Tba successful use of smoke screens to . bide tmportant ports from air attacks and to cover river crossings and other troop move ments, thereby helping to reduce. Am ericas casualties, is due in no small measure to (these) trained and efficient Negro troops," be said. CoL Whiteside revealed that at least Ave Negro units have won cocamendatloas on the European and Pacific fronts for brave and ra - soureeful servteav Sixteen ef these units' are smoke genarator companies, Ave are chemical decoqmlnstlon companies, two are chemical processing com rallies, and two are ehemiral scrv lc eBsatas,hesU. . - v - .r. . v. . 4 - w.wCt Wii. j . Af - r(egr Two Ycuths Kill High School Student, Hurt LinoceDtBystander A 17 - year - old high school stud - ant was shot and killed Sunday night, and a bystander was wound ed in the left leg when two youths opened fire at the student at Lenox avenue and 134th - street The dead youth was .identified as Hugh Tyson, of 31 West 134th street, a student in Chelsea Vocational High School. .According to police, the. shoot ing was the climax of a grudge between the student and Albert Buffalo. 17. of 244 West 149th street,' who was arrested following - the killing. Early - Brown, a Negro, temporary patrolman, attached to the ' Wadsworth . avenue station, 1 was driving home, when: he heard a volley of shots and saw two men standing over the body of the Tyson youth, in front . of 484 Lenox avenue. The youth had been shot through the head and abdomen. , Patrolman Brown opened fire as the men started to run. - One of the youths, identified as Buffalo, is said to have turned and returned tha policeman's fire. The policeman pursued Buffalo into 108 West 134th street where ha - was found hiding in a vacant top - floor apartment. The other youth disappeared in the crowd. - . The bystander, injured In' the exchange of shots between Patrol - man Brown and Tyson's assailants, was Charles Toot, 22. of IS West 134th treat. Ha received a slight bullet wound in the - left leg. ' Scticz Rcclsdtici ' " a, .vy' FRED D. DICKENS FrcdEckecsToRn 1 - Lecdsr Oflllh L D. Democratic leader Fred IX Dick ens, of tha 11th Assembly District, launched his campaign for re - el ection this week by flatly declar ing: The principal issue to be decided by the people of the 11th A. D. a - mounts to nothing more thsn Jobs for all snd complete freedom to vote for whom wo please without being dictated to by Clarence Neal or any other selfish, absentee leader. The fact that Mr. Neal is white Is of little importance - What really counts Is the type of leadership ha Imposes on tha citizens of this com. m unity. With the stoxan "Let the mmU nlr I ha 1miT - n lntaw( ' to teach this man Heel s lesson he will never forget during the next eight weeks." Mr. Dickens' attack on tha East Side Tammany chief was believed to be aimed also at those uptown political leaders who reportedly ask Mr. Neal for favors from time to time. Soma of Mr. Dickens sun - porters have predicted that . the white leader would place at least 3 other Negro Candida tea tn the field. "Before the leadership passed into tli hands of Negroes." he said, "about 81,300.000 worth of political jobs srere allotted to the Uth A. D, aa Tammany's reward for our sop - port When the white lest out the jobs disappeared with them: ktev J It ing . us crap games, prostitutes - smd'Pactfle.' pimps somethinc no decent lead - . er Is interested la. It is 't mtaa ' we are figh""f ' 7 Dr. Charles I West Files Suit In ' ' : Liberia For Divorce Against His ' We, I.Iajor Harriet rest Of M To Senrc Country EULA L. STTMLEY Clucago Nurse Is First Midwest Girl In CmcAGliu'InU Lon - dlU Stimley,'40fcof 3312 East list street Chicago, on May 8 became the first Negro fat' the Midwest to enter the Navy Nurse Corps when she was sworn 'in st a ceremony held in the office of Naval Officer Procurement, Board of Trade Building, 141 West Jackson Boule vard, Chicago. A nurse with the Chicago Health Department Miss Stimley wss commissioned an ensigin in the Nurse Corps. She will report for active duty in about three weeks. She is the third Negro to be sp - polnted to the Nurse Corps. She wu preceded In the service by Phyllis Mse Daley, of New York City, and Edith Marie Devoe, 208 H street, N. W, Washington, DC. Miss Stimley is a graduate of the Provident Hospital School of Nursing and nursed st the Chicago Lying - in Hospital snd at Cook County Hospital before accepting her present position with the Chi' csgo Health Department ! t - i - yyi "''? I v ' &D. J. Stfell lauds Exploits Of ' 45tb Engiseers Fcr WASHINGTON, D. C, The spirit of Negro troops of an Army Engineering unit in the China - Burma - India theatre of war is excellent " Gen. Joseph W. StilweU. Commanding General of Army Ground Forces, declared at a press conference at tha Army War College, Washington, D. C The general particularly mentioned the 43th Engineers, an all - Negro unit among others cited for their work in rebuilding the Ltdo Road, which has since been renamed StilweU Road in honor of General Stilwell's work in the early days of tha Burma campaign. ' "Before these troops arrived, no one aver thought of working dur ing tha tnonsoon season " ha said but I have seen these men con tinue on to jbo when there wu 10 inches of rainfall in one day." He also lauded Negro trucking units in the C - B - I theatre, especially lor their ability to get along well with the various - racial groups with whom they cams in Contact ' The Negroes, be said, made friends at once with the Chinese and Burmese. Reporters asked ' the General what Negro combat units would be used in the pacific war. theatre. In reply, ha said that the 83rd Infantry Division and ' the 24th Infantry, USA were already opetating In this theatre, but that ho' did not know if Negro troops now In Eu rope would be transferred to tha 1 - General SUlwell declared ' that I Amerksns shouH not expect sny immediate collapse ed tha Japan Pay No More TWELVE PAGES MONROVIA, Liberia. DlvWas) proceedings have been institute here by Dr. Charles L West against his wife. Major Harriet' M. WeO highest ranking Negro WAO4 stationed in the United States), The action, brought by Dr, West on grounds of desertion, is due ts) be heard In the June Term of tbj Civil Uw Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit, Montserrsdo County Dr, West, former well known athlete, and at' one time duettos of the athletic department at Ho ard University, Washington, D. G in his complaint published In the) "Weekly Mirror1 here, charged, that on the J3th day of August, 1936, he and the defendant warsj lawfully married at Elk ton, in tha State of Maryland, United State of America, "and thereafter lived and cohabited together as husband and wife in tolerance, peace and happiness, but that although teas plaintiff has kept bis marriaga vows and covenants between them made, and performed his duties aa a husband of the defendant, the aforesaid defendant becoming very unmindful of her marriage vowg and covenants, did, on the 1st day of September AJD 19339 without tha will - and. consent, at tho plaintiff, wilfully desert and abandon their noma and haa - continMed oeasrt their borne and the defendant has neglected the plaintiff for period of Ave years and six moruMis up to the filing of this complaint." Dr. West 'also charged' In tha) complaint that "without avail, h has endeavored to induce the do' endant to return to her home and her marital duties, which efforts) have proven futile." ' '. For these reasons, Dr. West askt "judgement against the said da fendant xlvorcing them and die solving the said marriage contraot as though no such contract. even existed, and to grant unto plaintiff such other and further relief aa 16 the Court may seem juust and equitable." Dr. West Is being represented is his divorce proceedings by '.3 Lafayette Harmon, solicitor counsellor - at - law. Major West, a cording to the Li be ruin paper, wa summoned to appear in court os April 25th to answer the complaint; An Ail - American Cause - Unites) Negro College Fund ' j Rebuilt LedoRcad ese. Ha pointed out that Japsnesf soldiers considered it a personsjk disgrace to surrender and some) tried to commit suicide when captured. One reason for this attitude, he explained, was the fact that their Government considered them dead when captured and V they ever returned to their country, they were regarded as out casta snd denied all rights of dti xenship. With such fanatical aU titude, he said there is little like lihood that any large groups of Japanese will surrender as the Nazis did in Germany. The length of the war In the general's opinion, depends on how large a stockpile .tha Japanese have of essential wsr materials and rice and charcoal, and how many of the Japanese war Industries have been' transferred to Manchuria. General Stilwcll stated that there is no difference in the attitude ef the Japanete towards Negro or white soldiers. Ha pointed but that Japanese were flghtingj against many racial groups, including Chinese and East Indians and were as ferocious against on group as any of the others, He quoted spokesmen for the Japanese Government as saying that they are - prepared to sacrifice) 10,000,000 Japanese soldiers to wist the war. They hope he . sale that their opponents wQl be so much lass willing to sacrifice Uveal in. a fight to tha finish that w will be willing to' accept a negotiated peeee and let the Jspaneef kaep part of their iU - gottea fslafte I I 1 i ; - .fxtvsr sna. - - i. i" 1 , .

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