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REPUBLICANS N IX
Representative People Of
Races Laud Policy
PORTLAND, ORE, SEPTEMBER 29. 1944
GOVERNOR DEWEY IN DETROIT
NEGRO NEW SPAPER
Dewey’s Visit Impresses
LOS ANGELES — Frank, out
spoken, and to the point in his
commitments, Governor Thomas E.
NEW YORK— Chairman Herbert
Brownell’s announcement that the
nominee, made a most favorable
Republican Party would not esta
impression on a group of Califor
blish a Jim Crow setup to handle
nia Negro republican party leaders
Negro affairs for the Presidential
at a conference held with him at
campaign brought paeans of praise
the Biltmore hotel last Friday af
from persons of all walks of life,
ternoon. The confab was one of
it was revealed this week.
several which the Governor staged
Chairman Brownell made known
with various groups and organiza-
his decision simultaneous with the
i tions during his brief stay in Los
announcement that he had appoint
Angeles. He also held a similar
ed Dr. C. B. Powell, editor of the
conference in San Francisco.
Amsterdam News and President of
Present also was Governor Earl
Victory Mutual Life Insurance Co.,
Warren of California
as one of his assistants and that he
Perfectly at ease, Governor Dew-
would work with the regular corps
! ey answered pointed questions con
of executives attending regular |
cerning the republican party’s as
board meetings on all matters r e - '
serted state rights stand, which
lating to the campaign to elect the
by the way, he denied. He made
Dewey-Bricker ticket in November, i
clear his stand against the poll tax;
At the time of the announcement i
favored a permanent FEPC, the
of Dr. Powell’s appointment, Mr.
passage of the anti poll tax and
declared himself definitely not in
accord with racial bias in the na
“ It is not the practice of the Re-1
tion’s armed forces.
publican Party to encourage or tol
erate discrimination or segregation !
He agreed that a nationwide pro
gram of education should be put
because of race, creed hr color. We I I
into effect, although he predicted
believe with all true Americans
G overnor Dewey if* shown shaking hands with a youthful adm irer in D etroit, while Aaron C. T oodle.
that Jim Crowism is something re
that some difficulty would'be ex
Detroit druggist and prom inent political leader, looks on approvingly.
perienced inasmuch as certain of
pugnant to our way of life.”
the states would be bound to pres
Chandler Owen, news commenta
pronouncement of the specific D E W E Y PLEDGE OF BILL OF RIGHTS TO A L L
ent federal interference in the mat
tor and former editor of the Mes
i plank in the Republican platform,
senger magazine, in a commumca- ,
LABOR STIRS ENTHUSIASTIC ACCLAIM
. , ,,,r
declaring the party s attitude to-
Queried on the further integra
tion to Mr Brownell said, “ Yourj
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ward 13,000,000 dark-skinned A m -1
policy of dispensing with JimCrow-
NEW YORK— Enthusiastic en tween groups, races and national tion of the Negro into American
ism and segregation in the Repub
dorsements have been coming into labor organizations which are be- life, he said he had always followed
Lieut. George W. Lee, of Mem
lican campaign meets with the ap
this office from colored labor lead develing the .iation. Gov. Dewey the principle of judging a person
member of the State Republi
proval of every thinking Negro of
ers all over the country, of the has rung the bell of liberty for all as an individual and not on the
the Nation. Your inauguration of
forthright address to labor made American labor,,black and white,” basis of mass characterization.
F p pointed to his^ pleasant p a .^ ^
that policy in the setting up of
by Governor and Republican F.eii 5>t. Pc veil concluded.
and Social association with
your publicity department is the fered “ convincing evidence that tihe dential Candidate Thos. E. Dewey,
Dr. Powell, incidentally, is not
action which speaks louder than Republican Party of 1944 has the at Seattle, Washington, Monday only a large employer, but a mem members of the race who were
capacity to Steer the country in the
ber of the New York State com members o f his different staffs
and told of how Judge Francis E.
Attorney William H. Lewis of
“ This,” said Dr. C. B. Powell, mission investigating discrimina
“ Your first act,” Lieut. Lee add
Negro Jurist of New York
Boston wrote that he was “ highly
President of the Victory Mutual tion in the industry of the Empire
his appointee, had been
gratified at the policy recently an ed, “ persuades me to mother the
Life Insurance Company, “ is the State. He is, therefore, an authori
nounced integrating colored leader belief that you will have more
office by the party,
word that black labor and the race ty, qualified to speak on labor con
ship into the National Campaign
not as a Negro but strictly on his
has been waiting to hear. There ditions among his own people. He
without any suggestion of segrega Downtrodden men of color every
never has been any question in was appointed by Governor Dewey.
tion. When men of real talent, dis where salute your statement.”
Present at the important meet
their minds,” Dr. Powell continued,
tinction and understanding are
ing were Attorney ivan J Johnson,
| “ as to his firm friendship for col PORTLAND EVENING SCHOOL
III, Sidney P. Dones, B. B. Brat
brought together, they do not per
ored Americans. He has demon
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mit differences of race, section or
ton, William Nickerson, Jr., Dr.
The Portland Public Evening
strated that friendship and his be-
class to warp thinking and destroy
Frank Pearl, members of the exec
! lief in their equal capacity in school, Jefferson and Lincoln High
utive committee of the California
practical, unnumbered ways.
“ Governor Dewey, from the
Negro Voters’ League for Dewey
beginning of his career, has dem mittee is still asking for continued | “ Governor Dewrey’s declarations, 26. Many interesting courses are and Bricker; Mrs. Echo Stanton
onstrated a thorough grasp of this support in their drive for waste pa-1 however, at Seattle, directly to la- being offered to students who care Robinson, w;ho heads the women's
principle. As United States Attor- Per an<l PaPer board. As there is bor, gave working America a full
to enroll. One high school credit activities division o f the organiza
ney, District Attorney of NewYork a demand for it now there will be pledged Bill of Rights. He stated,
tion; Louis V. Cole, Men’s activi
county and as Governor of New after the capitulation of Germany. ‘We shall establish the Fair Em may be earned in each subject ties manager; Norman O. Houston,
York he has surrounded himself
WPB informed the committee ployment Practices Committee as a which meets two hours for a period Insurance Executive; Bishop H.
with the ablest men he could find that requirements will arise from permanent function and authorized of 8 months. Courses such as typ Hilton, publisher; Newsmen Law
from all groups without the slight réintroduction of many essential by law.’ Colored America knows ing, shorthand, business arithmetic, rence F. LaMar and Herman Hill;
est reference to race, or segrega civilians products which are now that Thomas E. Dewey will enforce general science, public speaking, Mrs. Bernice Mason women’s po
tion in the duties which they were restricted, with the demand for pa the law. This is their assurance for history, Spanish, Algebra, Geome litical study club; Walter E. Law-
per by re-occupied countries for future equal employment. He fur try, Business English, bookkeeping son,
radio news commentator;
of material from the Eu ther said, ‘There will be no back and many other interestingcourses. Wood Wilson, 62nd District County
J. Merser Burrell, Newark, N.
Students wishing to enroll should Central Committee; Father H.
J. lawyer and former member of ropean to the Asiatic theatre of door entrance to special privilege
the New Jersey General Assembly, war. There is an insufficient by one group over another group go immediately to the offices of Randolph Moore, Mrs. Belle Riley
described the action of Mr Browr- amount of paper on hand to meet of Americans.’ This will end the either school.
and Mrs. Addie Speights.
There is a small fee which is
nell, “ one of the most telling blows the requirements of both military discord and division in all labor
Later that evening at the Memo
now tom into warring factions be- payable in advance.
against discrimination and segre- and civilians.
rial Coliseum where Dewey spoke
gation by any representative of a |--------------------------------------------— —
before 93,400 persons, Committee
This action gives
man Dones was one of several in
added life to the broad and liberal
troductory speakers heard on the
epoch making program.
A number of prominent Negroes
NEW YORK— The Commander- it, but his quick-trigger upholding ' Roosevelt out of the White House
seats in the special re
in-Chief angle which the Democrat ‘white supremacy’ may have de after twelve years.
ic administration has been empha feated Franklin D. Roosevelt for
“ Mr. Roosevelt is Commander-in-
sizing in the campaign to re-elect the presidency, and profoundly in Chief of the armed forces,” the
President Roosevelt, has backfired. fluenced the post-war world.
editorial continued, “ He reminded
According to an editorial in the
“ The sorest spot with Negro the nation of that once again in
August issue of Crisis, official or voters is the treatment of their his statement that he would run
gan of the N. A. A. C. P., Negroes men in the armed forces of the na again for a fourth term. Mr. Roose
have been particularly impressed tion, and the sorest point within velt and his War Department have
with the record of the Commander- this area is the manhandling and done absolutely nothing about the
in-Chief in dealing with Negro sol murdering of black men in uniform treatment of the Negro in uniform
by bus drivers in the South . . . . It is a disgrace which stinks to
wholly inadequate Democratic high heaven. Negroes are asking,
a white b&s driver in Durham, N. plank on the Negro, coupled with ‘What is a Commander-in-Chief
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C., shot and killed a Negro soldier the dumping of Wallace and the good for if he cannot stop humilia
in cold blood on July 8, only eight pentup feeling o f Negro - Amer
tion and murder of soldiers in uni
days before the opening of the icans over the brow-beating of
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Democratic National Convention in their men in uniform, may be the form by ignorant and prejudiced
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Chicago, he may not have known combination which will toss Mr. civilians.’ ”
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