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LOCAL AND NATIONAL NEWS J0C Per Copy AND WORTH IT— “To Sell It, ADVERTISE** /JUSTICE/EQUALITY HEW TO THE IINE\ EQUAL OPPORTUNITY _ PHONE HA.0800 2420 GRANT ST ciTriDmv ntIV *-■ , „., „ „„ . ,. _ _ , Entered as 2nYl class matter at Post* oft ice, Omaha, Nebr„ Wnder Act of SATURDAY, JULY 6, 1946 Oar 19lh Year—No. 22 j, IQc Per Copy ★ M^d, «, im. Publkhh, onto. „ mo Great Saw Omali* Nebc. "OUR I GUEST Column Edited by Verna P. Harris By Lester B. Granger, Exe cutive Sec’y National Ur ban League. Antisemitism is a mean and Ugly manifestation by any racial or religious group. Whether it is formally preached by a Charles Coughlin or Gerald L. K. Smith, or whether it is displayed in aim less remarks or half-educated in dividuals, it is a revelation of base qualities too often found in American life. When manifested by Negro spo kesmen, however, anti-semitism is the last word in doltish and bru tish bigotry. That Negro who art iculates anti-semitism attitudes -nd seeks to stir up hatred again st Jews as a racial group auto matically forfiets any right to pro test against wrongs practiced against Negroes. It is disturbing to note that during the last several years there has been an increase in anti-semi tic remarks in Negro gatherings; sometimes made by rabble-rous ers, bat sometimes made, also, by suave, college bred professionals. This situation can be explained, of course, by referring to the re cent hysteria which was felt by Negroes as keenly as by whites. Hitler did a thorough job, and though we defeated his armies we are still struggling against the tide of his propaganda which c«n imues lo roll on. There is another explanation for anti-semitism, however, espe cially in the crowded urban cen ters of Negro populations. It is a result of the presence of Jewish small shopkeepers in the Negro neighborhood and of Jewish rent ing agents for white landlords who may themselves be Jews but are more apt to be ‘Christians’. The Negro customer in neighborhood stores w’ho pays more than veil ing prices, or the Negro tenant in a crowded apartment section who pays more than a fair rental is apt to blame the Jewish shopkeep er or renting agent for extortion, rather than the forces which act ually control these little business men. A third reason lies in the fact that certain Jews themselves pra ctice discrimination against the Negroes, and certain Negroes are blinded by their own racial ex perience and insecurity to be glac to lash out at some other min ority group. Whatever the reasons, this quiet growth of anti-semitism among Negroes is a real threat to racial progress of our own group. It Ne- 1 gro Americans are to succeed in pushing aside the barriers that restrict and hamper them in find ing the good life, they will do so only through the help of millions of white Americans of different religious and economic back grounds. Any attitude carried by Negroes which discourages white supporters from rallying to our cause, or which further handicaps members of other disadvantaged minority groups, is bound to re act disastrously against Negroes tnemseives. This is why the National Urban League and local leagues all over the country have struck out against anti-semitism on every possible occasion Our Board and staff members have written and spoken on the subject and we have followed up these pifblic expres sions by actively organizing act ivities which bring Jews, Negroes and white Christians together in working partnership Every Urban League Board or working commit tee is an example of this policy. • Some Leagues have been able to go a good deal further. For in- | stance, when two or three years ago the Christian Frontiers of Boston initiated a campaign of violence against Jewish families, the executive secretary of the Boston Urban League was the secretary and spark plug of a ci tizen's committee organized to break up this anti-semitic cam paign. The Chicago Urban Lea gue similarly joined, a few years ago, in a city-wide movement aimed at stopping the spread of anti-semitic agitation in that city. These are only a few examples of how one organization primarily interested in Negro welfare finds itself obligated to work for Jew-1 ish welfare in order to protect the interests of Negroes. Our race leaders throughout the country would do well to address their at tention to this urgent problem, for unless the Jew’s place in Am erican life is protected and im-1 proved, there is slight hope for Negroes or for members of any other disadvantaged minority group. ORLANDO ROBERSON CLICKS IN HARLEM NEW YORK, N. Y.—CPB—Or lando Roberson, sensational song stylist, recently discharged from the army after 38 months in the service and a purple heart to his credit, premiered at the Celebrity Room at the Heat Wave Tuesday r.ight last, going over with a de finite bang. As you no doubt know Rober son is responsible for making the nation ‘Trees’ conscious. A pack- \ ed house bombarded him with one request after another until the wee hours of the morning. HONOR GRADUATES REBUFF THE DAR NEW YORK, N. Y— Calvin’s News Service—-Two American girls, Florence Kauffman and Betty Goldberg, top ranking sen iors at Seward High School are proudest today of having refused medals from the Daughter of Am erican Revolution than from any of their other achievements. I refuse to accept anything from an organization that discri minates like the DAR, said Flor ence, who is valedictorian of her I class with a 96 average. 1 Jack Howard W ins Cornhuskers Invitational Golf Meet BAR ASS’N OPPOSES EASTLAND'S AMENDMENT Ni.W YORK—In a strongly worder statement, the National Bar Association this week de nounced the proposed constitut ional amendment offered last Tuesday by Senator Eastland of Mississippi designed to unpack' the United States Supreme Court by removing four Roosevelt ap pointees. Pointing to the relentlessness ith which the South is fighting progressivism, Earl B. Dickerson NBA president, said that his or ganization could not permit this unwarranted attack upon our highest tribunal to go unchallen ged. He then cited the superbly meritorious service to the cause of liberalism, that has been ren dered by Associate Justices Wil liam O. Douglas. Frank Murphy, Robert H. Jackson, and Wiley Rutledge, the men who would be displaced. Senator Eastland is motivated solely by his dislike for decisions of the Court in such cases as the Virginia segregation law, white primaries, union representation for minority groups in collective bargaining matters, and equal pay for school teachers Dick., son said. In the interpretation of its laws, our own Supreme Court, more than any other court in the civilized world, has most nearly approached that area of reasoning which guarantees to all people the , principles involved in the Four! Freedoms. It is the demagogues of America and of the world who! want to stop the clock in the face of this truly peoples movement." Dickerson urged Negroes and ‘our allies in labor” to organize to “vigorously oppose this amend ment on the grounds that it is a blow against justice for the com mon man.” SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM MADE PERMANENT .. USDA Photo by Forsythe With President Truman signing tne National School Lunch bill, the eleven-year-old program lias become a permanent source fit good nutrition for the white and colored school children of America. At the peak of the temporary program more than a million colored youngsters received lunches. Looking on, as the President signs the bill which authorizes the_ United States Department of Agriculture to assume, half the expenses for school , lunches in any State assuming the other half, are Agriculture officials and members of the Senate and House Agri culture Committees. Left to right: Rep. Clarence Cannon of Missouri, Secretary Clinton P. Anderson, Pep. Mal colm C. Tarver of Georgia, Sen. Richard Russell of Georgia, Sen. Allen Ellender of Louisiana, Rep. Clifford R. Hope of Kansas, Sen. George D. Aiken of Vermont, Rep. John W. Flannagan of Virginia, Executive Assistant to the Secretary Nathan Koenig, Director of Food Distribution Programs Paul C. Stark, Under Secretary N. E. Dodd, * T,--ndi>rtion and Marketing Administrator Robert II. Shields. City ffecreaticn ti<inounces Pate of Big Track Mitt The City Recreation Depart ment is having a Track Meet July 17, 1946 on the Burdette play grounds, 20th and Burdette Sts. at 5:00 o'clock pm. ' The following playgrounds will be represented in the meet: Bur dette, Howard-Kennedy, Corby Street and Logan-Fontenelle. Events wll be-listed in the next weeks’ newspaper. o ciippocc in nnlir o fonr xrooro fViot T5he STREET and thereabouts -by LAWRENCE P. LEWIS-* Most of the good people in this world, who believe that a man is a man regardless of his race, his creed, or color, have at one time or another condemned this man Balbo. Editorials upon editorials have been written against him. Speeches by outstanding men, have denounced his policy of hate. Yet, this man struts in his power. Somehow all of these attacks on Bilbo have not struck the vital spot. THE WILL. OF THE PEOPLE IS THE STRENGTH OF AMER ICA! All of us must keep writing to the men who represent us in Congress to relieve this man who is such a detriment to our public welfare. Relieve him if it takes an enactment of a new law. THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT We of the humble origin thank you. At no time in your public career has any decision of yours been more applauded by the com mon man. The OPA must be put back in forae. Price control is necessary if the families -with limited incomes are to continue to eat. OMAHA’S FINEST A few years ago I was listening to a program on the radio star ring Eddie Cantor. At the close of his program, Mr. Cantor said these words: “THERE IS NO GREATER LOVE THAN THAT OF A MAN WHO WILL GIVE HIS LIFE FOR A STRANGER’’. Eddie Cantor was talking about the men who enforce the law; men I who come in contact with danger I daily; men who know not the min-1 ute or the hour they may be cal-| led on to give their lives for a! stranger. That stranger could be] ji \j\a KJt me. While in some instances, indivi dual arid unqualified officers may have misused the power invested in them; there is no good reason for general misapprehension of such a vital agency of our city government. It is Our property; Our well being and safety that I the police departhaent is sworn to protect. No one would want to live in a community where there was no police protection. Few of us know the many lone ly, tiresome and dangerous hours spent by these men, because while we sleep, many of them must stay awake in order that we may sleep in peace and secur ity. The men of the Negro race who enforce the law in our community are. as follows: Since 1912, Lt. Harry E. Buford; 1918, Detective Sergeant U. S. Matthews; 1923, Patrolman LeRoy Jones; 1938, Patrolman Pittman Foxall; 1940, Detective Sergeant William H. Coleman; 1945, Patrolman C. H. Henderson. Two men have retired. William E. Birch, 1942, and Det. Sgt. P. H. Jenkins, 1944. There is little more a man can give to his God, his country, or his neighbor, than long faithful service. -- I’ve argued and talked with Cap’ Lee so often, that when I do not see him for a few days, I get eager to see him again; know ing that I will be able to listen to some of his tales of Omaha long before my time. The other day during one of our numerous conversations, we start ed talking about telephones. Mr. Edgar Lee, 2417 Maple Street, just sat silently while I had the floor. As I finished, Mr. Lee said, “Let me tell you something, young man”. Feeling sure it would- be some- j thing that had happened lone ago something that I couldn’t contra dict, I sat back in my chair, rea dy, but not to eager to listen. “How long do you think I have had the same telephone number?” Mr. Lee asked with a half smile on his face. It was useless for me to try to answ'er that question, so I just nooded, ‘Go ahead”. Puffing on his half-smoked ci gar, he said, “I have had the same telephone number, Webster 2496, in the same house for 27 years. During these 27 years the tele phone has never been disconnec 4-_3 It I gasped, “27 years!” Mr. Edgar Lee, nodded the af firmative,1 still with that half smile on his fale, and puffing on that half-smoked cigar. I knew and so did he that conversation on telephones would stop for awhile. Over and over, I thought, “27 years, same telephone num ber, same house”. I stopped by the POWDER PUFF BEAUTY SALON to in terview a business lady from Se dalia, Missouri. I know several people from Sedalia who have made Omaha their home, and this ' charming matron harf been such I was beginning to wonder how they do it. Mrs Anna Lee Ray, 1408 North 24th Street, operator of the Pow der Puff Beauty Salon, smilingly asked me to sit down and make myself comfortable after I ex plained to her my purpose. “How long have you been in Omaha, Mrs. Ray”, I asked. “Since 1942”. “Did you go to a beauty school here?”, I asked. “Yes, she answered, I was a beauty operator in Sedalia before I came to Omaha, but to be an operator in Missouri you only have to have 1000 hours. In Ne braska you have to have -_ I attended the Northside Beauty School in order to get the .at I needed”. "You like Omaha? I suppose you will make it your home?” “I like Omaha alright, but I in tend to go back to Sedalia to open a salon, and probably a school there, about the first of the year I imagine. You see my husband was just recently discharged from the armed forces, and both of us want to go back, that is our fu ture plans”. "Do you have any children”, I asked. “Yes, I have a daughter, who is still working in Washington, D. I C. She will be home sometime in ; September to spend her vacation here with us”, she answered. "We will regret losing you, if you do go, but you can always change your mind. I know how it is with your husband. I am sure all he is seeking at the present time is a little peace and quiet”, I said, hoping I was hitting the nail on the head. Sedalia can well be proud of Mrs. Anna Lee Ray. She has ac complished what a lot of us dream of; a business of our own. And even as successful as Mrs. Ray has been and is now, she wants happiness with her success, and that takes her away from Omaha back to Sedalia. Best of luck to you and your family, Mrs. Ray. CENTRAL STATES GOLF MEET AT MINNEAPOLIS AUGUST ELEVENTH The Annual Central States Golf Tournament will be held at Minn eapolis Sunday, August 11th at the beautiful Meadowbrook course with the Twin-City Golf Ass’n of St. Paul and Minneapolis acting as host clubs. Other competing clubs will be Omaha, Des Moines, Kansas City, St. Louis, Topeka, and Denver, a new entrant. The last peace-time tournament was held at Omaha in 1941 with a record entry of 78 players. luuio JunuMiN rlLr\o HAUt NEW YORK (CPB)—The pop ularity of Hot Lips Page has brought about tremendous success. Recently Page was selected by Louis Jordan to have his band co-featured with Jordan on an ex tended tour. Unit plays Royal Theatre in Baltimore, the Howard in Washington, D. C. and Har lem’s Apollo. Page is the current sensation at the Club Baron here co-starring with Ethel Waters, first lady of the theatre, who is accompanied by Rejinal Bean on the piano. WOMEN’S DAY AT CLAIR CHURCH Sunday, July 7th will be Wom en's Day at Clair Methodist Chur ch. The public is cordially invited to attend our all-day program. At 11 o’clock am. the Rev. Mrs. Marion Jones, will be our speak er and Clair's Female Choir will render the music. Solo by Miss Lois Brown. At 3 o’clock, the Rev Mrs. Jack son from Mt. Cavalry Community Church will be our speaker with the Mt. ‘Cavalry Female Choir rendering the music. At 8 o’clock pm. there will be a Female program. Those partici pating on the program are Mrs. Blanchelee Wright from Cleaves Temple CME Church. The Pilgrim Trio from Pilgrim Baptist Church will sing. Mrs. Lola Holliday, Mrs. Bertha Smith, Mrs. C. McNeal and the Misses Ruth Norman, Charline Dudley ajid Almeva L. Holliday, members .of Clair Chur ch. Don't miss this great event. Viola L. Buford, chairman RANKIN ABUSES CONGRESSIONAL POWER NEW YORK, N. Y.—The Civil Rights Congress today accused Congressman Rankin of using his Un-American Activities Commit tee to prevent a vote on establish a Permanent FEPC. It s bad enough that John Ran kn is using the Wood-Rankin Com mittee to attack and browbeat democratic organizations, the CRC said. On top of this, Kankin is manipulating privileged resolu tions to cite individuals for con tempt of Congress in such a way as to bar the one way left to the House to vote on FEPC—the use of ‘Calendar Wednesday’. One of the pending citations is that George Marshall, chairman of the Ntional Federation for Con stitutional Liberties, an organiza tion which has campaigned for establishment of FEPC and for abolition of the Un-American Act ivities Committee. Rankin has made no secret of his hatred of basic American rights and liberties and of the or ganizations which work to preser ve them the CRC declared. An in creasing number of Congressmen are refusing to go along with him or to tolerate his abuse of Con gressional power. BILLY CONN PAYS~ HIS BACK TAXES NEW YORK (Calvin’s Service) —Billy Conn deposited $25,707.48 for back taxes with the Bureau of I 42 PLAYERS IN COMP ETI ON ' 1 — Jack Howard, Desmoines stylist! won the (Championship ilight u, the Cornhusker’s Invitation Golf Meet held at the Indian Hills golf course on July 4th. 42 players from the Central States area com peted in ihe 27 hole tournament. A large collection of trophies and prizes as displayed last week at the Electronic Sales, were pre sented to the happy winners at the AMVETS Club Thursday night. Jack Howard won the oualify i.ng round with a 35 for the 1st nine holes, but had to enter a play off for the Championship with Pe'ey Williams of Kansas City and Cleo Johnson of Desmoines, all having finished the 27 hole with scores of 116. Percy Wil liams took second place in the elimination. Winners of the 1st Flight were John Estes D. M. with 126. Andy Smith of K. C. was runnerup, hav ing won a playoff from Herb Toole. Winners of the 2nd Flight were Lloyd Jones D. M. with 133 and Roy Todd also of Desmoines with 136. Scores of others in the champ ionship bracket were George John son K. C. 118; Wm. Grover, Oma ha 121; Numa Johnson D. M. 123; Wm. Mallory K. C. 126; Lonnie Thomas Omaha, 131; Jay Murrel 127; Milton Wilson 123; Malcolm Scott, 125: Dr. W. W. Solomon, 145; and James Clark of Pasa dena, Calif. 126. Winners of special prizes were: Cleo Johnson, Jack Howard, Geo. H. Johnson. L. D. Williams. .T. Cl. Wilson, Lloyd Groves and H. Ger sen.___ Internal Revenue and so got back in their good graces again. He still has to pay off taxes accum ulated from his ill fated June 19 bout. WHITNEY JOINED IN PROTEST OVER HIGHER AGE LIMIT New York City (WDL).. A. F. Whitney, president of the Brother hood of Railroad Trainment, join ed seven leading AFL and CIO unionists in the Workers Defense League protest over restoration of the 45-year old age limit in the selective service law. Whitney’s signature arrived just beyond the deadline for last week's news service, but was in time to go on the WDL letters to congressmen. The letters charg ed that drafting strikers as pro vided in President Truman’s bill was the aim of the higher limit. LINCOLN UNIVERSITY (MO.) HOST TO MISSOURI STATE ASS’N OF NEGRO WOMAN AND GIRLS JEFFERSON CITY, MO., June 29, 1946—Lincoln University was host June 26-28, inclusive, to the forty fifth annual convention of the Missouri State Association of Colored Women, affiliated with the National Association of Col ored Women, and the Missouri Association of Colored Girls, af filiated with the National Associ ation of Colored Girls. Mrs. Cleo patra Gooch is president of the women’s groi^p; Mrs. Margaret S. Robinson, state supervisor of the girl’s unit and/ Miss Grace Estes its president. University participants progra mmed were President Sherman D. Scruggs extending the welcome in behalf of the University Wed nesday evening and delivering an address the following evening. INTERRACIAL STUDENT CREW AT HAMPTON By Jay Fussell Hampton Institute, Va_A fel lowship crew of 32 students and leaders representing seventeen southern colleges has assembled at Hampton Institute in prepara tion for work on an UNRRA re lief ship scheduled to sail for Eu rope soon. The group, recruited by the Fellowship of Southern Church men for the Brethern Servce and UNRRA, will work as livestock attendants on a cattle ship desig nated for Europe and will sail as a unit under the Brethern Servce Committee project known as Heifers for Europe. The Fellowship of Southern Churchmen, organization selecting crew members for the project, is a group of churchmen, laymen, and social workers from the south who are united in Christian work directed toward social equality and justice, sound political action and constructive efforts in the field of religion. Primary purpose of the group is participation in relief work un der the UNRRA program. How ever, an educational program has been planned to supplement the relief work. The crew members have chosen to concentrate their study upon problems in four ma jor areas and to publish the re sults of their ork in the form ol a unit statement at the ompletion of the voyage. Problems under Omaha Realtors' Make Deposits In Carver Savings-Loan Milton E. Johnson A. C. Kennedy A. E. Burr Charles F. Davis Kenneth F. Reed C. E. SUJ.C INVESTMENT SHARES PURCHASED On Tuesday, June 25th, 1946 The Omaha P,eal Estate Board and its members showed definite interest in our immediate Community and its general advancement when a Committee from the Omaha Real tors consisting of Mr. Kenneth F. Reed, Chairman; Messers A. E. Burr, C. B. Stuht and A. C. Ken nedy visited the Carver Savings and Loan Association and purchas ed investment shares for tile Board and its individual members. Mr. Reed said, “We are pleased to deposit funds in this Associat ion. We feel there is a definite place and nee'd for an Association a :!i a Ca-vcr’s in the City of () ! nia'a. Speaking for myself and | other Realtors, r. e v ill do a!) in. | our power to assi t thm in.t tution i in its efforts to render a needed 1 service to the citizens. Mr. Milton E. Johnson, Presid ent and Charles F. Davis, Secy I Treasurer of the C~rv rs Savings | and Loan Association, received j the Committee of Realtors and ex ‘ pressed appreciation for the co i operation and interest.of the Oma 1 ha Real Estate Doard and its: 1 members as shown by their beemr* ing members of the Carvers” As sociation. Mrs.c. Maupm Dies Mrs. Caroline Maupin, well known business woman anrl cafe proprietor, died at her borne, 2915 North 28th St.., Wednesday, July 3, after a long illness. • Her funeral will be held at Myers Chapel, Saturday afr ternoon at 4 o’clock and-burial will be at El Keno, Okla. consideration in the educational program will be the Christian ecu menical movement, contemporary labor problems, the influence ol mechanization in rural areas, and possible bases of world peace. ! CLAIR CHAPEL HOLDS 1st | QUARTERLY CONFERENCE ClaiT Chapel held the first Qu arterly Conference Monday^ even ing July 1. Rev. G. D. Hancock, District Supt. Presiding. All offi cers and auxiliaries made good reports. A very friendly greeting was extended to the new Pastor who is starting on his 6th year an with his leadership the member ship has increased. The obligations have been taken care of and many improvements have been made and the pastor and members are all on the up and go with the church on the improve spiritually financially. AMERICAN EDUCATION STANDS CONDEMNED ATLANTA, Ga„ June 28—Spe cial—American education stands condemned for not having deliv ered to us a cultured and educa ted citizenry, Kendall Weisiger, chairman of the board of trustees of Morehouse College told Atlan ta University summer school stu dents on Tuesday at the assembly of the week. With twenty million children in the elementary schools seven million in the high schools; and one-half million in colleges, we still are not a cultured and ed ucated people he asserted. Mr. Weisigner was discussing the subject “Must Destruction be Our Destiny?" He urged his list eners to adopt the Jesus way of life and as a way to better living, advised know that you are some body, develop yourselves, never | lose hope, and take on responsi bility for your fellowmen. STORY BEHIND SIGNING OF JACKIE ROBINSON Branch Rickey signed Jackie j Robinson as the first Negro ball I player in the major leagues for the simple reason he believed Jac kie was a good ball player, ac cording to Wendell Smith’s arti cle, Jackie Robinson could have been an elephant, in the July is sue of Headlines and Pictures.. Mr Smith himself first suggested Ro binson’s name to the Brooklyn Dodger owner. Rickey abhors discrimination ! and segregation, the noted sports i writer says and believes all men j are created equal. He believes that | baseball belongs to America and I that every American should be 1 permitted to play the game. I When Robinson was coming to I Miami Mr. Smith reports that Ri I ckey called in several veteran I Montreal players and org-anized a ' reception committee- Their busin 1 ess was to make Jackie feel at | home because Rickey said I don’t want him to be standing around [ With nothing to do at any time, i You fellows have to see to it that Jackie isn't ignored or left out of anything. Rickey refused to compromise with prejudice in the south des J pite the gloomy warnings of some ; sports writers, according to the Headlines and Pictures article. Photographs of Rickey, Robinson and his teamates illustrate the article. j • Quality Job Printing I Phono HA. 0800 I -- FIGHT FOR FEPC IS FIGHT FOR AMERICAN DEMOCRACY • At Madi3on Park FEPC Rally, today, the afternoon of June 25trt i called for the purpose of celebra I ting the 5th Anniversary of the issuance of Executive Order under which the President’s Cora I mittee on Fair Employment Prac j tice was established. A Philip Ran I dolph, Co-Chairman of the Nat ional Council for a Permanent FEPC, declared that the fight for the enactment of bills S. 101 and HR 2232 for a Permanent FEPC 1 is a fight for democracy. Already the anti-democratic forces are seeking to prevent the | enactment of federal FEPC legis lation in men like Senator Bilbo from Missippi, who in a recent broadcast virtually called for mob action to prevent voting by Ne groes in the July 2nd primary in Mississippi in which Bilbo is run ning for reelection. Bilbo appealed to the so-called red blooded Ari glo-Saxon men of Mississippi to resort to any means to keep Ne groes from the polls. Under the influence of this inflammatory propaganda, it is reported that Etoy Fletcher, a Negro veteran, was denied the right to register at Brandon, Mississippi, and was severly beaten following his at tempt to have his name placed on the role of electors. I call upon President Trumarr and Attorney General Tom Clark to take instant, forthright and positive action to stop this fascist, violation of the right of Negro citizens to exercise their Consti tutional rights in Mississippi, es pecially in view of the fact that a recent Supreme Court decision has outlawed the White Primar ies. • This spirit oi intolerance ram pant in Mississippi is reflecting itself in increased discriminations against Negroes and other of the minorities in general in employ ment relations throughout the country. Newspapers want-ads boldly call for whites only or gen tile whites and bars are drawn against Catholics and foreigners^ I Today, there is no federal agen cy to maintain fair employment practices since the war time FES PC was killed by a coalition of Southern Democrats and North ern Tory Republicans through the filibuster in the Senate and failure to sign the Discharge Petition in the House. But FEPC is not dead. It’s spi rit still lives. What is to be done? Citizens should call upon their Congressmen to- sign the Dischar ge Petition in the House. They should call upon their Congress men to support Calendar Wednes day in the House. Even if the bill in the house does not pass this Congress, a continued fight for it will strengthen the cause of FEP C and confound its enemies. In addition to the need for con i tinued struggle for FEPC in this I Congress, the National Council ! for a Permanent FEPC plans a nation-wide mobilization of liberal, labor, civic, religious and educa tional forces to wage a relentless fight to push FEPC through the next Congress. Demonstrations like this one in Madison Park have been urged by the Council upon the citizens in various sections of the nation. We are confident that that the cause of FEPC will pre vail. Its principles are in the tra ditions of American democracy and progress. The victory for FE PC will not only serve to help eli iminate discriminations based up on race, creed, color and country, but will help to beat back the rising tide of intolerance and big otry, racism, anti-Semitism and anti-laborism in America.