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Rights of Negro Citizens
Mirror of World Opinion
It is imperative now that responsible citizens irrespective of
color or creed, talk sense about race problems in their communities
and state. In resolving this crisis over public schools it is vital to the
honor, peace and progress of the state that there be mutual respect,
goodwill and intelligent cooperation between our white and colored
In the promotion of these objectives it is up to the white people
to lead the way because the advantages of economic and political
power are on their side.
Their first move should be to do everything they can to banish
forever what is left of cruel and absurd notion that there could
possibly be any stigma attached to any human being because of race,
color or other physical characteristics. The Creator never stigmatizes
The next step our white people should take to help create a j
wholesome climate for tolerance, justice and interracial cooperation
is to try to convince everybody, especially themselves, that in demo
cratic America no citizen's rights are meted out on a basis of color,
creed, occupation, education, intelligence, wealth or social position.
Human dignity, freedom, justice and qivil rights are indivisble—all
our citizens must Hive them equally or nWsfe ‘can ever be secure ill
All our people, colored and white, need also to understand the vast
difference between civil-legal rights and personal-social privileges.
In the latter field discrimination is not a bad word nor an evil prac
tice. In our personal affairs and social relationships we all discrim
inate and, indeed, must do so to get along.
In these relationships background, color of skin and other
factors can and frequently do make practical differences which must
be considered. Recognition of such differences does not reflect onj
anybody. Difference is not stigma, not sin. It is natural and neces-1
sary, A free society is full of differences and benefits enormously'
It is violently contradictory in a free nation for anyone to insist
that “white supremacy,” or any other sort of racial “supremacy,” be
supported by law. The only supremacy that can properly be a part
of our government is the supremacy of individual freedom, justice,
fair and equal treatment under law. Interracial conferences on seg
regation problems that do not start from that basis can accomplish
no lasting good.
History and our own experiences teaeh us that attempts to force
the mixing of the races in some areas of life, ignoring the customs
and preferences of the people involved, are not only unrealistic but
dangerous. Progress in these fields must come slowly and naturally
by mutual acceptance or the great gains already achieved could suffer
a severe setback or be lost altogether.
For instance, the largest public swimming pool in the Asheville
area has just been abandoned and our Municipal Golf Course seems
to be on the way out because leaders of our white and colored citizens
failed to face up to realities and agree on a voluntary arrangement
whereby both o£ these splendid facilities could continue to serve this
community_It could be decades, even generations, before the ..war
ed people of most communities could afford their own private recrea- j
By sensible cooperation on a fair and equal voluntary basis our
white and colored citizens can “have their cake and eat it too” in pub
lic school, public recreation, in tbctr churches and in many other
Because our Negro citizens are a minority group with relatively
little political or economic power they would be severely penalized
in the “private enterprises” developments in all the fields under dis
Our white citizens have delayed much too long in sharing policy
making responsibilities in civic, educational and governmental affairs
with colored feiiow citizens. For instance, the case for public school
segregation is greatly weakened without proper Negro representation
on school boards and commissions.
The best insurance for a segregated public school system, volun
tarily maintained, would be integration on the official level, giving
Negroes a proportionate voice in the operation of separate schools,
which most of them, as sincerely as the whites, genuinely desire.
Furthermore, there should be a proper ratio of Negro representation
on the official level in other governmental agencies, local and state.
We appeal to our Negro citizens to cooperate in voluntary segre
gation in the areas mentioned here not only to promote general peace
and progress in North Carolina but for their own sake. It must be
obvious to them that if undue pressure is applied to force racial inte
gration in these sensitive fields in the months and years just ahead
enormous damage could and would be done tc our public service
institutions and facilities as well as to existing friendly relations be
tween our white and colored races.
Should disasters take place in thic connection all informed people
surely must realize which race would suffer most grievously. The
Negro race has been handicapped far too much already. Our colored
and white citizens owe it to themselves and to each other to cooperate
intelligently in peaceful and constructive evolution rather than to al
low their current racial difficulties to precipitate chaos and revolu
tion.—Asheville (N.C.) Times *
News From Around Nebraska
Fire is becoming the big worry throughout the rural areas of
northeastern Nebraska as dry weather, which has grown steadily
worse for the past sixty days, continues.
Near Wynot, Nebraska (near Hartington) firemen were called
to fight a blaze in some grasslands last week. Two departments
fought the blaze which spread over 200 acres before it was ex
tinguished. Some hay stacks, some timber land and pastures were
consumed by the blaze.
Another fire in the Hartington area destroyed some hay land
and hay stacks when an electric fence started a fire in some weeds
which touched the wire.
A third fire was started by a tractor which was hauling a
toad of corn to a crib. The steel crib, in which the corn was be
ing placed, had to be cut open to get at the blaze.
WATERBURY, Connecticut —
ANP A white divorcee lost her
son last week because she mar
ried a Negro.
This followed the marriage of
Mrs. Dorothy Murphy to Dr. Wen
.tell Urling, prominent Negro
dentist here. Since then, the
couple have been involved In a
swirl of court action as to the
custody of Mrs. Murphy’s eid»t
year old son, Edward Murphy,
After his parents were divorced,
Edwards’s custody was granted
to Mrs. Urling while his sister,
Patricia, 12, was awarded to the
father, a brass factory foreman.
Taking the case intr court,
Murphy asked custody of the boy
after Mrs. U'ling remarried. He
was granted his request
Mrs. Urling took the case to the
Supreme Court of Errors, highest
appeal tribunal in Connecticut,
claiming that Judge Roberts had
ruled against her in the case just
because she had married a Negro.
Last Monday, however, the
nine-member court unanimously
upheld Judge Robert’s ruling.
The opinion, written by Associ
ate Justice Wynne, said that Mur
phy already had custody of Pa
tricia and that the sister and
brother would be happier to
The court also said that because
of her divorce, Mrs. Urling wa^
excommunicated from the Catho
lie Church and had made no
provision for the religious edu
cation for her son.
In addition to this, the opinion
.-aid that Mrs. Urling, by her mar
riage to a Negro, had alienated
herself from her parents and de
jttived her son pf the “care and
pood influence of grandparents."
Dr. Urling said that he and his
wife would discuss with their at
torneys the possibility of further
appeals. He added:
“They're quite wrong about
his religious training.
"He has been going to church
and has made his first Commun
ion. And he has been going to
public school only becauso paro
chial school has not been comple
ted.'' He was to start there this
Is Feted On
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Fletcher,
Sr. 3113 Franklin Street held a
family reunion welcoming the
arrival home of their son, and
daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.,
Edward Fletcher, Jr. and their
children Jeanlce, and Edward
Fletcher, in of San Diego, Cali
fornia. A number of family gath
enngs were given, one being an J
out-door picnic held at the home
bf Mrs. Lavon Davis, aunt of Mrs
Edward Fletcher, Jr. st which all j
present enjoyed a wonderful time:
being well entertained with games j
and a delicious repast was served
by the hostess. The daughters of
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Fletcher,
Mrs. Henry- Thomas, Mrs. i. B.
Crumbley and Mrs. Charles Dick
erson had a family dinner with
Mr. and Mrs. Henry McWilliams
and son of Lincoln, Nebraska,
granddaughter of Mr. and Mr*.
Fletcher present. Other hosts
for the family were Mr. and Mrs.
John Ross and Mr. and Mrs. Mar
sin Price, aunt and •■ncle of Ed
ward Fletcher, Jr. Their trip was
made by motor, this being the
first visit to the home of the
At Ogallala a Union Pacific freight train pulled through an
area where weeds were being burned along the track and some
sparks got into a load of lumber. By the time the blaze was dis
covered one whole end of the car was ablaze. The train crew
wired ahead for help and pulled the fire to the Ogallala firemen
who were waiting in the freight yards. The load of lumber had
to be removed to completely extinguish the blaze. Trainmen said
the spark was apparently picked up near Julesburg, Colorado.
At Atkinson a tractor and eleven stacks of hay were burned
when a spark from the tractor started the blaze. One of the
stacks was being hauled to the feedlots of the ranch when it
started to burn. Before the blaze was out the entire hay meadow
and 11 stacks were gone.
Atkinson had another fire started by a diesel train locomotive
which shot oat a spark into some weeds along the tracks.
«. • •
There is a spurt in house building at Minden, reports the
Minden Courier. Permits for ten new homes have been issued
since September 1st. The value of the houses averages nearly
$12,000. Commercial building, in sharp contrast, is very slow at
Minden, says the Courier.
• • • .
Ainsworth C of C has started its annual membership drive and
has set a goal of $5000 as the amount wished to be raised. This is
about $1000 more than the Blair Chamber has to work with. Ains
worth is making an effort to secure memberships from farmers and
ranchers in the area.
• • •
At Schuyler the fire department has mailed telephone stick
er to every resident of the district suggesting tnat they fix the
label to their telephone. The sticker gives directions on how to
call the fire department, including the numbers to dial. The
Schuyler Sun showed a picture of the new sticker.
* • •
Chadron is being plagued with an "epidemic" of skunks. The
police department reports killing several skunks almost nightly.
Most of the skunks are found ambling down the streets after the
town has quieted and most everyone is at home asleep, the Chad
ron Record reports. A number of the skunks have been quite
beligerent, the police report, threatening to retaliate at close
range on anyone who disturbs their nightly prowling.
• * •
The Aurora News-Register announced plans of the city last
week to provide bicycle parking in the business district. The
parking facilities are aimed at keeping the bikes off the sidewalks
where they are a hazard to pedestrians. Special racks are to be
• • •
At Allen, Nebraska, in the northern part of the state, the
Holmquist Grain and Lumber Co. lost an elevator and contents
valued at $300,000 last week, according to the Nebraska Journal
Leader printed at Ponca. Six trucks from five towns battled the
blaze without effect
• • •
Members of the Oakland, Nebr. Lions Club entertained their
wives at a hayride party last night (Wednesday). The evening wu
concluded with a wiener roast at the farm of one of the members,
reported the Oakland Independent last week.
• • •
South Sioux City, which currently has only one auto dealer
(Ford), is to have another soon, according to the Dakota County
Star. Construction of a new building is going forward to provide
quarters for the new agency. The Star stated that the agency
would handle a "popular" make which leaves the way open for
either Chevrolet or Plymouth sales.
• • •
At Loup City, irrigators have challenged the order of the Loup
River Public Power District regarding an ordered reduction in
use of water from the river. The power company has ordered that
the farmers cease taking water from the river and that they pay
a sizeable sum for water they have already used. The irrigators
have organized, and are pointing out that they are within their
rights and they are challenging the power company to enforce
their order. The Sherman County Times carried a large ad last
week setting forth the position of the farmers.
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fcrand parents. Motoring across
the country' proved entertaining
ns well as exciting for Jeanice aud
Edward IIL All are planning a
return trip soon to Omaha. They
arrived safely to their San Diego,
home expressing lots of thanks
to their Iriends and a wonderful
tune was had by all.
Said to be A
Replying to a telegram from
the NAACP charging Negroes
desegregation, President Elsen
however disassociated the admin
istration from the current con
gregational inquiry into the Dis
trict of Columbia school situa
It may be true that the members
of the House subcommittee now
holdings hearings are all oppon
ents of desegregation. And wit
nesses thus far have given a very
dark side of the story. But it is
true, also, that Washington need'
to be understood as a special
Washington is not just a border
city. Its population make-up is
what it is largely because it is the
seat of national government and
the site of huge federal agencies.
Its general Negro-white propor
tion is 37 to 63; but at the time it
desegregated its schools the pu
pil proportion was nearer 54 to
46. It is even higher now. In
spite of the generally harmonious
workings of the integration with
in the federal bureaus, racial
friction in the community outside
has long been a problem.
The administration felt, quite
understandably, that the nation's
capital could hardly lag in im
plementing the Supreme Court's
ruling against segregation. Wash
ington's schools were desegrega
ted promptly, not without care
ful planning but without the grad
ual steps which have worked so
well in Baltimore, St Louis, and
Louisville. And the changeover
was made in a metropolis with a
much higher percentage of Ne
groes than has any of the other
S m a 11 wonder Washington's
school’s are having intramural
difficulties. If they should
r.ow have to retrace certain steps
and take others more slowly no
one should be surprised or alarm
EX SLAVE SAYS HE
WAS BORN IN 1839
CHARLESTON, W. Va., August
1—Registrars at the permanent
registration office were certain
they had caught an error. The
birth date of William Edwara
Davis was listed as December 25,
A form letter, asking the voter
to “straighten out the error,’’
brought a personal appearance by!
Davis himself, a former slave who J
,-ubmittcd affidavits to prove he '
really is 117 years old. Davis said ]
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ALL SEEK ELECTION
The Public Is Entitled to the
Services of Experienced Judges
JACKSON B. CHASE
Re-Elect for Another Term as
8 Years Experience as a District
Judge —1946-1954 '
^ • Native of Nebraska
^ e Omaha Resident Since 192}
B • War Veteran
B • Member el Congress 19SM9S4 ,
How Serving 3rd
as Presiding Judge
oi District Court
DOUC1AS, WASHINGTON AMP SUIT CfrJHTm__
His Fine Record Of:
Training, Experience, Honest Thought
Adds Up To:
In nit 20 years of public service,
both as a full-time, elected of
ficial, and as a volunteer, Glenn
Cunningham has earned tho
popular support of the people
he has served, and the respect
of the people he has served
Twice Mayor of Omaha, volun
teer and leatler In the Chamber
of Commerce, Omaha Safety
Council, Treasury Department,
winner of Nebraska's Outstand
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