The Weekly Review from Birmingham, Alabama on January 9, 1943 · 1
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The Weekly Review from Birmingham, Alabama · 1

Birmingham, Alabama
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Saturday, January 9, 1943
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DR. CARVERS DEATH HASTENED BY TENSION IS GENERAL BELIEF By ROBERT DERR in Alabama Newspaper Montgomery All Smiles Over New Review 4 labama Owned And Edited WEEKLY IffiCLEAN-CONSERVATIVE-CONSTRUCTIVEl REVIEW ALABAMA'S GREATEST NEWSPAPER VOL. 8. HO 16 MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA. JANUARY 9, 1943 DR. CARVER BUILT HIS HOUSE BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND WAS A FRIEND TO MAN ft The whole nation, especially the Negro, feels keenly the passing of Dr. George Washington larver into the great beyond. In his death humanity has sustained a tremendous loss. To appreciate what a great 4ientist, like Dr. Carver by his works, meant to humanity, one might get a greater insight into the full meaning of his life and wcrks, if one will stop to think of what the life and works of Thomas Edison meant and means to modern life. If Edison had lot lived, we would probably not have electric lights today; our automobiles, air conditioning and a multiplicity of other inventions which came because of Edisons work in the field of electricity and which means so much to man, would mean that our way of life would be minus of the greater portion of things which enables the average man to live and move in a fashion undreamed of for even kings a few score years ago. Dr. Carver's discoveries in the field of agriculture increased the worth of the soil in the South by the billions. Much of the soil which new supplies bread and butter for millions would have been robbed of its fertility had it not been for Carvers leadership which brought about widespread appreciation of diversification of crops, terracing and the staggered cultivation of soil enriching and soil robbing crops. Dr. Carver gave Increased appreciation of the wealth, we for so long had let slip through our fingers, resident in weeds, sweet po- 'pes, waste and varied uses to fj.-nich cotton, cotton and corn stalks might be applied. What Dr. -Carver did in the field jjt .scientific discovery .was more than paralleled by what his life meant in the field of spirituality. Dr. Carver was not eaten up by his own zeal. He was led by God. It is believed by many that the say again and again, that God showed him the way because he asked God to show him the way. If ever a man lived for mankind, it ws Dr. GeOrge Washington Carver. Even though he was beset with failing health during the past few years, Dr. Carver was greatly-concerned aboul? the problems, we as a race, and a nation are beset with, especially since our entrance into the present world struggle. During the past year he had given great thought to how he might contribute to victory for the Democracies and what he might do to lighten all mens load in the days to follow the cessation of hostilities. It is believed by man that the tension between the races might reach such point under the prodding of many who are believed to be doing all they can to cause ihe shedding of blood by artificial creation of strife between the race In Alabama, and at Tuske-gee as well as any other place in the state where unenlightened people might be as foolish as to aallow themselves to be made to A'cel that such would serve the ends of studied enemies of the race and the South, even though :hey profess otherwise in some instances and others make bold their hatred of the race to which Dr. Carver belongs and their everlasting determination to oppressed them. Thank God, to decent Negroes and whites have avoided open attack upon the race. They are to be congratulated, but there is widespread recognition of un-scrupolous efforts to bring about open violence at Tuskegee. Many friends of officials at Tuskegee, have at times made calls to Tuskjegee Instlvfte to ascertain if they were afraid. Officials there have not discounted the possibility of having violence heaped upon them. Among those who were greatly concerned,, was Dr. Carver. The very fact that trouble might be stirred up no j doubt aggravated Dr. Carvers failing physical condition and contributed to his untimely death. I happen to know that those responsibile for the hyper-tension between the races in the South have done the Negro people ln-calcuablc damage. I do not see how anyone can blame the Negro for wanting what all other Americans want . . . simple Justice and a square deal as a human being . . opportunity to serve and be served a. other - torn beings ... to be appreciated for Ids (Continued on Page 80 EARLY ISSUE TO BE DEDICATED TO MEN INARMED SERVICE, COOPERATION URGED Great Benefactor's Death Hastened By Conflict Worry BY THE EDITOR Many of our readers like myself have rer v-es in the armed forces. Lets do' something together to make them fee that we are ex- interested I HI something like getting out an The attractive lady pictured above is typical of many who, are edition of The WEEKLY REVIEW, eniYng the REVIEW. And what with a new policy to 'briiStou especially dedicated to our boys ant You- a bigger and better paper, its no smail wonder that tsnes who are out there preparing to j a smiles. battle fc.r our security and those who are now on the fafflung battle fronts of the world,; deep .n the trenches, high in the skies or on the busom of the s$?as risking and giving their all for you and me. Here is what we want you, you anp you ,to cooperate with us .in doing; Lets send each of our soldier boys a copy of The WEEKLY REVIEW,, containing a Greeting Signed by you and me in our own handwriting. Heres all you have to do. Come into the office cf The WEEKLY REVIEW and write your signature to the greeting scroll, pay fifty cents to take care of the engraving and mailing cost. Leave veur soldiers address and we will mail him a "opy of the issue containing the greeting scroll with your signature. There are those of you, who have a photograph of your boy in camp. It would be mighty nice, if you would order us to run that picture in that Soldiers Greeting edition along with some poem or verse which would give him a feeling, out there, that we are all back of him and have our fingers crossed for his safety -Tajs he carries Democracys battle to Vidtoty. The of this type is smaB' as compared with the cheer it will bring to vou; soldier wherever he may be. If you can t come into the Birmingham office of The WEEKLY REVIEW, you mpil the photograph and the verse to accompany same to me along with $1. SO and the address of the soldier to whom you want a copy of the special edition mailed and I will take care of the rest. If you prefer to simply sign your name to the greeting scroll, without the picture, you should sign your name to a plain bit of slick white 1 paper and send it to me along with your soldiers address and fifty cents to cover engraving and ; mailing charges and I will take care of the rest. Ldt me hear from you, you and you at your earliest convenience. And by the way, this business of high cost has caught us between the eyes. We dont want to give you an inferior paper. We want to give you a bigger and better newspaper as the time goes on. We are determined to do that, if it is humanly possible, therefore in order to break even on the increased cost on everything we use to gef your paper tp you, we are forced to adjust our subscription rates to meet the increased demands. If you are now getting The WEEKLY REVIEW by mail and your subscription is due or past due, you may renew your subscription at the $2.00 per year rate, provided you do by Feb. 1st, because on that date the yearly subscription rate will be increased to $3.50 per year; six months $2. 00 and three months $1.25. On February 1st, our newsboys and agents rate will be 15c every two weeks. The single copy rate will be eight cents. On and after February 1st these rates will prevail for the duration due to the increased cost of production and because we plan to give you the best Nrigro newspaper South of the Mason-Dixon line. This means more and better features, more city, social, church, labor, book, sports and general news about local Negroes than you will be able to get in any other Negro newspaper circulated in Birmingham, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa Tri-Cities, Mobile or in any of the other hundreds of communities in which The WEEKLY REVIEW newspaers circulate. If you are a subscriber who gets the paper by mail, it is to your advantage to renew your subscription in person or by mail now which will mean a saving of $1.50 for the year. The WEEKLY REVIEW newspapers belong to the people of Alabama and those who who read theip everywhere. It is printed in, is owned and operated by Alabama Negroes. Because we plan to serve the people of this state and those who read our paper Carver's Contributions t Very Noteworthy The World Loses One Of Its Greatest Scientists (By Jay Sims) TUSKEGEE INSTITUTE, Ala. The nation and the world at large lost on of the greatest personages of all times, when George Washington Carver, eminent scientist passed at the Tuskegee Institute home this past Tuesday night, (January 5th) at 7:30 O'clock. Dr. Carver had been in tailing health for quite some few months past and had been confined to his bed for ten days proceeding hsi death. He was internationally recognised as one of the outstanding scientists of ths world in the field oi agricultural research. His discoveries of scores upon scores of uses tor such lowly products as the sweet potato, the peanut and clay evoked international notice From the South's red clay and loam, be developed ink, pigments, cosmetics, paper, paint and hundreds oi other articles. unusual distinction. In addition to his work in the field el science. edee wen n noted artist end some of his works have hung in numbers oi famous galleries. Many sin all incidents during bis life showed the bigness of this great man. Some folk close to him tell of the time when a pecan blight struck Alabama and Florida trees in 1923. A grower came to Dr. Carver begging for a cure and offering him a large sum of money if he would undertake the research. Dr. Carver did develop a cure and his price to that grower as to all others was the postage stamp necessary to mail it. At an early age. Dr. Carver and his mother were kidnapped from the Missouri form where he was born and taken to Arkansas. His slave master ransomed him with a ting Wooded hone but his mother disappeared by the time a messenger reached the kidnapers. " " " ' ' GR A Pioneer Citizen of Birmingham Passes Mr. Landy E. Harris, a very highly respected citizen of Birmingham, passed away in Detroit), Michigan, where he was taken in August of last year to be with his son, Dr, L. E. Harris, who is a practicing physican there. Mr. Harris passed away December 30th with his wife, son and one brother, Jackson at his bedside. The body was shipped to Birmingham ,and the funeral was held at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Sunday, January 3rd at 1:30 p. m. He is survived by a widow, son; five brothers, five sisters and many nieces and nephews. Many of the out of town relatives attended the funeral. ' Mr. Harris had been a member of Sixtenth Street Baptist Church for thirty years. He served for many years as chairman of the Usher Board, and was well-known by all the members and the many visitors to the church by his affable manner. He was elected to the Trustee Board and in that rapacity served as chairman of the Custodian Committee. He was member of the Sunday School and was vitally interested In all phases of church life. He worked for the L I N. L R. Company for fifty years and was retired last summer. He had the of not having been late, ever gr the Job. s Funeral Service, with E. A. Bradford, Manager, lq, the m tampering Morning Glories Morning glories are true rugged individualists they detest coddling. 3o. for best results, forget most of the good gardening practices you apply to other flowers, and deliber-ately give them poor, hot soil and little water. Rich soil and lots of water causes morning glories to run to stems and foliage at the expense of bloom. And, applying reverse English, if you have a hot patch of ooor soil that you cannot care forum It over to moraine Eloriei, Man Shoots Woman And Then Self MORAL: DON'T EVER TELL HIM YOU ARE GOING TO QUIT By Joy Sims There was plenty drama at a North Fifth Avenue residence the other nighty when Minnie Kate Jones, 37, of 1114 Fifth Avenue, told her boy friend that she was "junking him In favor of another suitor, whom she was planning to marry. That was entirely too much for Fonzo Cunningham to stand. So when she persisted in telling Fonzo of her plans, he whipped out a pistol and fired four slugs into Minnj) Kates body, and as she slumped to the floor, reloaded the gun and shot himself in the chest and temple. Both were carried to the hospital in a critical condition, but In contacting the Hillman Hosplta today. It was found (that both are dong 9 ' Oratorical Battles Start In Jefferson Co. Schools Oratorical Finals Starts Wednesday Night, March 3rd Announcement is made by Paul L. Ware, chairman of the Jefferson County oratorical contest committee, naming places for holding of county eliminations and county finals of the oratorical contest conducted by Jefferson County Schools by The Birmingham News-Age-Herald. Mr. Ware is principal of the Warrior High School. The first elimination competition will be held at Fairfield Vocational High School, Wednesday night, March 3. The second will be held at the Hooper City High, Sayreton, on Thursday night, March 4. The county finals will be held at Parker High, Birmingham, on Friday night, March 5. Four, contestants will be selects joffi from-, each ' of the lu elifnffiv- Reveal British Negro Agent Endures Horrible Jap Torture ! RATHER THAN REVEAL FACT? ON AMERICA ON GUADALCANAL t'or. groups, and the eight selected on the two nights named will compete in the county fnals at Parker High. The basic subject for the contest is "Education For Democracy. The county finals, to be held at Parker High, wil 1 be presided over by Dr. W. A. Bell, president of Miles college. Judges for that event will be president of Alabama colleges located away from Birmingham or faculty members of those colleges. The chairman for the eliminations and judges for those contests will be res.dents of Jefferson county. Each of the county finalists wil lbe awarded a scholarship by an Alabama College and a cash prize by The News-Age-Herald. Scholarships have hben offered by Miles College; Talladega College; A. & M. College and Tuskegee Institute. Musical programs will be arranged for all of these contests. Further details wil lbe announced. WASHINGTON, Jan (ANP) The peerless bravery of a retired British Negro policeman who endured brutality of Japanese cap-tors to conceal the presence o. American soldiers on Guadalcanal Island has been disclosed by the British Joint Staff mission here. When seized by the axis power, the policeman, Sgt.-Maj. Vouze was engaged on secret intelligence duties. His torturers demanded that he reveal the hiding place and number of the United States troops. Sgt.-Maj. Vouze refused to comply and played a large part in the success of A-merican operations in that theatre of war. The British reported that the intelligence officer was bound to a tree and stabbed in the arm, shoulder and face with bayonets in an effort to force him to tell where the troops were located, finally in a display of barbarous rage the Japanese viciously jabbed the policeman in the abdomen and left him for dead. After the Japs had gone Sgt.-Maj. Vouze freed himself and crawled to the United States line. He refused to accept treatment at the hospital until he had made a complete report to the commanding officer. ie officer is now reported to have improved and is expected to assume other dangerous missions. According to a report of the British high commissioner concerning the heroic deed: The Americans say no white man could have survived his wounds. I am unable to conceive of any greater bravery. elsewhere for a long time, we went to great expense shortly before Pearl Harbor to purchase a big newspaper press, linotype machine and other equipment to get out your WEEKLY REVIEW for many years to come. We die this because we felt that some o! the finest folk in the world are numbered among our readers. Ir fact, we boast of being Alabama! Greatest Negro newspaper, because our readers are Alabamas best folk in all walks of life. And further more, because, we have faith in the people and we feel that the people will back us with their support in anyway they can. LET'S DO SOME BIG THINGS TOGETHER. ( apt. Mulzac Praises Ship and Crew After Maiden Voyage NEW YORK, Jan. (ANP) Disembarking from the 10, 500 ton U, S. S. Booker T. Washington at an east coast port Capt. Hugh N, Mulzac declared the maiden voyage of the vessel a thorough success and said the mixed crew "fe'et along very well. Capt. Mulzac, the first Negro to receive command of a merchant ship of the size of the Booker T. Washington in the A-merjean merchant marine, said he had realized his lifes ambition when he became the ships master. The Liberty Ship, christened a few weeks ago at impressive launching ceremonies in Califor-nia has a crew representing 17 nationalities, 25 percent of whom are Negroes, including the chief engineer, four deck officers and the wireless operator. They were selected by Capt Mulzac with the aid of the Na-tional Maritime union after the War Shipping administration and the Maritime commission in-structed him to pick his own men. This is like a home here for us all, said Muiac. We get a-long very well. There has been no disorder and no trouble of any kind, for the men who are here wanted to sail on this ship. At sea we held a meeting and I addressed the crew, saying that we now had a fair opportunity to show that we can handle a ship as well as other people. The captain was born in St Vincent, British West Indes, in 1886. He first went to sea in 1907 on a Norwegian bark. During the last war he served as a first mate on British owned vessels. He was denied appointment as master in America because of his color, although he did serve as an officer on American flagships. In recent years Mulzac has continued his sea-faring career often working in the steward department of freighters. Before his appointment as shipmaster of the Booker T. Washington he was em-nloyed on the intercoastal freighter Montanan in war service. Mulzac has continued his stud-es in navigation and was prepared to accept the appointment after a short refresher course. He studied during the last war at Swansea Nautical school in Wales and was graduated from the shipping board's school in Baltimore in 1918. Further study came through correspondence k and he holds a certificate in pass operation from the Gyroscope company.

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