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PO RTLAN D. OREGON. FRIDAY. MARCH 15. 1946
PR IC E 10c
Dr. Robert N. Joyner Addresses Crowd
President of NAACP Pleases His
Listeners With Timely Advice
S unday w eek, Dr. R obert N.
Jo y n er, P residen t of th e P o rtlan d
and V ancouver B ranches of th e
N.A.C.P. Association spoke to a
th rong of m ixed audience in
Dr. Jo y n e r urged m em bers of
o u r group to join organizations
th a t a re fighting th e b a ttle for
m inority groups, because only in
union is th ere strength.
He gave a b rief o utline of the
w ork of th e N.A.A.C.P., and u rg
ed his listeners to become a m em
ber an d help c a rry on th e b attle
for rig h t and justice.
He stressed and urged th a t our
group m ust continue to educate
them selves along all lines, be-
cause it is thro u g h th is m edium
w e can keep pace w ith o th e r n a
tions and relieve o u r low eco
He inform ed his listen ers th a t
it w as because of o u r lack of
p rep aratio n to successfully com
pete w ith others, to g eth er w ith
th e social and civic p ressu res
against us th a t stan d as bul-
w lw arl along th e road of p ro
He praised Dr. S palding, of the
V anport school board, also Mr.
H am ilton o f th e V an p o rt school
system for th e ir splendid co-oper
He said, “Not only m ust we
educate o u r youths, b u t we m ust
teach them fair play, how to be
come b e ttq t citizens, and not
carry a chip on th eir shoulder.
He stren u o u sly urged th a t we
ta k e o u r place in th e field of
politics and select p ro p er and
com petent leaders.
W hile he stressed joining the
N A.A.C., y e t h e praised o th er
a u x iliaries and told of th e ac
com plishm ents of each.
He p a rtic u la rly praised the
U rban L eague and th e ir staff and
stated th a t th e re w as no friction
b etw een his organization and the
He stro ried th e fact tAat. o e r
group, p a rticu larly , m ust rhalrt
friends w ith m ajo rity groups and
striv e to keep and foster this
friendship w hen it is achieved.
He gave a brief sum m ary of
the activities of th e N.A.A.C.P.,
and of th e m any u p h ill b attles
th a t they are w aging, fighting for
m in o rity groups all o v er the
A t the conclusion of his ad
dress he w as greeted w ith th u n
derous and vociferous applause.
Negro Manned Randolph Discuss GOVERNOR SNELL ISSUES
"Bert Williams" March for FEPC REPORT TO THE PEOPLE
Comes to Portland
ANNOUNCER: Should the state th is proposed in stitu tio n w ould
New Y ork City - (WDL) - Be-
■fore an enthusiastic crow d of 17,- of O regon acquire the K lam ath be operated as a tem p o rary u n it
O ur city w as honored last w eek 000 at New Y ork’s M adison Falls M arine Base to provide edu only to m eet the d ire educational
w hen th e ship, “B ert W illiam s”, S quare G arden, A P h ilip R an cational facilities for retu rn in g em ergency w ith w hich w e w ill be
nam ed a fte r th e fam ous deceased dolph International P resid en t of veterans? E very Sunday evening confronted n ex t fall. It is propos-
com edian, B ert W illiams, cam e th e B rotherhood of Sleeping a t th is tim e th e A m erican B road e d t o operate this facility as a
into port. It w as m anned by a C ar P o rters and co-chairm an of casting C om pany and Radio S ta low er division tw o -y ear school,
colored c a p ta in and an en tire the N ational Council for a P e r tion K EX present a report to you perh ap s as an extension facility
(C ontinued on page 8)
colored crew . T hey are a a sp le n m an en t FEPC, called on m em bers on m atters th a t concern you. To
did group of m en and d u rin g th e of m inority and other groups to night we have in our studio His
e n tire tim e th a t th ey have been stage a silent, non-violent m arch E xcellency, E arl Snell, G overnor
in P o rtlan d , none h av e been ac dow n the streets of the n atio n ’s of Oregon, w ho w ill answ er ques
C apital if Congress fails by Ju n e tions concerning this proposed
cused of doing u n m an ly acts.
Since th e y have been here 30th to enact fair em ploym ent state acquisition in o rd er th a t the
listening audi-jnce m ay have the
about one-half of th e original practices legislation.
crew have been on furloughs
W arning against w ords of h ate benefit of additional inform ation
and m any have been discharged tow ards the Bilbos and R ankins, concerning this project. G overnor
and now th e crew is ab o u t h alf R andolph asserted th a t th e fight Snell, w ould you tell us under
Seventeen thousand A m ericans
and half, b u t still th e colored for a perm anent F a ir E m ploy w hat term s and conditions the stood up to be counted a t M ad
cap tain is in charge of said ship. m ent P ractices C om m ission was M arine Base a t K lam ath Falls ison S quare G arden F e b ru a ry 28,
We have been inform ed th a t “m orally stronger now th a n it w ould be tu rn ed over to th e as partisan s in a rew ard struggle
th is ship an d its crew did y eo was before the poll-tax S outhern state?
for a p erm anent F a ir E m ploym ent
GOVERNOR. Well, a definite P ractice Comm ission. A ddressed
m an w ork fo r A m erica d u rin g senators conducted th e ir seven
th e w ar and is still “c a rry in g on”. teen-day fascist filibuster, s trik proposal upon w hich th e S tate and backed by leading political,
B oard of H igher E ducation m ight governm ent and labor figures, as
If you h av e n ’t seen th is ship ing down m ajority ru le.”
New Y ork City - (WDL) - De
and th e crew try to do so before
S ecretary of L abor L ew is B. act officially has not been su b w ell as religious an d c u ltu ral
nouncing successive police a t
it and th ey leave.
Schw ellenbach sounded th e key m itted. H ow ever, it is now in the personages, th e rally w as an
tacks on th e G eneral E lectric
note of the rally w hen he stated fo rm ative stage in W ashingon. im m ense success ar.d a d irect
mass picket line in P h iladelphia,
th e fight for the FEPC bill had This K lam ath F alls in stitu tio n is challenge to th e S o u th ern b o u r
M orris M ilgrim , N ational Secre
ju st begun, th a t it w ould e v e n t a six and a h alf m illion dollar bons.
ta ry of the W orkers Defense L ea
ually win, because it w as right, project w ith excellent equipm ent
B ut behind th e sev en teen th o u
and a large am ount of supplies. sand w ho dem o n strated w as a
gue, today released a statem en t
decent and A m erican.
by the L eagu e’s N ational A c
“I come h ere to n ig h t clothed It consists of 65 m ajor buildings, group of persons w ho labored
The U rban L eague recen tly
tion C om m ittee upholding mass
announced today tw o fellow ship w i^i full au th o rity to speak on an especially fine gym nasium , late into th e n ig h ts fo r th ree
picketing. M ilgram sta te d th a t
’ y f of P resid en t T ru m an ,” the au d ito riu m and th e a tre seating m onths organizing the mas* m eet-
aw a rd s av ailab le for th e _
tb e .nos? •aV TTfffinding to l th t f ro a m s" 6 f
com m unity lead e rs could oneck-
fcr S ecretary deckltvd. VI come ovdr a thousand,
y e a r 1*940-1*47* Both of Ate
m ate efforts of an ti-lab o r ele
low ships a re offered for study* Tilirti au th o rity to tell you th a t m odern sw im m ing pools on the d etail th a t surro u n d such an u n
m ents by joining th e p ickets and
a t th e U niversity of P ittsb u rg h , he is ju st as determ ined as was coast, ad m in istratio n building, dertaking.
upholding th eir rig h t to keep
one in th e G rad u ate School of his predecessor th at th is fair em very m odern dining rooms, sev
T here w as Max D elson, W ork
th e p lan ts closed and th e ir jobs
Economics, and th e o th er in th e ploym ent practices principle be eral resid en tial houses, all in e x ers D efense L eague n atio n al
School of A pplied Social Sciences. en acted in to law by th e C on cellent condition and w ell-equip counsel and ch airm an of th e r a l
T he W orkers D efense League,
The total v alu e of each g ra n t is gress of the U nited States. And ped w ith m ost m odern and up-to- ly, w ho provided a d riving force
n o n -p artisan defense agency of
$1,100, w ith th e U niv ersity p ro he intends to carry on th a t fight d ate facilities. Now, th e ten tativ e and a strongbox of ideas. E x ecu
th e labor m ovem ent, includes in
viding th e tu itio n of $300 and the ju st as did F ranklin D. Roose proposal w as th a t th e federal tive Secretary M aida S pringer
its E xecutive B oard such labor
governm ent w ould tu rn this e n and h er assistant, W illiam S u th
N ational and P ittsb u rg h U rban velt.”
leaders as Jam es B. C arey, Sal
O th er speakers at th e rally, tire p la n t over to th e state free erland, both of th e C ouncil for a
L eagues sh arin g jo in tly in th e
B. H offm an and M ichael C. H a r
balance, payable in nine m onthjy w hich was chaired by M ax Del- of any costw hatsoever, or possib P erm an en t FE PC , m ade th e rally
ris. Its N ational C hairm an is
son, W orkers D efense L eague Na- ly by lease arran g em en ts w ith the possible. S u th erlan d , w hose job
th e Rev. A ron S. G ilm artin.
T he Economics fellow ship is tionl Counsel and ch airm an of the und erstan d in g th a t it w ould lit it w as to secure sp eak ers and
The fu ll statem en t of th e L ea
designed to aid a stu d en t in te r Legal C om m ittee w hich drafted used prim arily for the education en tertain m en t, succeeded fo r b e
ers or intim idation of non union ested in fhe field of lab o r-m an th e FEPC bill, w ere: Mrs. E lean of retu rn in g veterans.
gue follow s:
yond his own exp ectatio n s and
“T he grow ing use of th e in w orkers, to continue his o p era agem ent relationships, w ith p re or Roosevelt; G eorge K. H unton,
ANNOUNCER: W hat w ould be it w as his w ork th a t left th e a u d
ju n ctio n against picketing w here
ference given to persons e x p e ri for th e C atholic In terracial C oun th e cost of reconverting th e Base ience at the G arden cheered, d e
violence or intim id atio n is c h a rg ready g re a t d isp arity in th e eco enced e ith er in U ib an League in cil; R abbi W illiam J. R osenblum ; to an educational in stitu tio n and term ined and ready to force the
ed calls fo r a reex am in atio n of nomic resources of th e con ten d d u stria l relations w ork o r in oth er Roy W ilkins for th e NAACP; w hat w ould be th e cost of opera passag of FEPC.
th e picketing technique an d w hat ing parties. The union m ust be sim ilar activities in th e field. A p S enator W ayne M orse of O regon tion?
T he packed hall, th e e n th u si
p erm itted to use all peaceful plican ts for both g ran ts m ust be and S enator D ennis Chavez of
constitutes its legitim ate use.
GOVERNOR: It is really a bit astic audience, th e rally itself,
“P icketing as a m eans o f p u b
g rad u ates or candidates for g ra d New Mexico, tw o of the p rin am azing to learn how little recon is M aida S pringer. F orm erly
licising a labor disp u te is now off the com pany and p re v e n t its u ation for accredited colleges.
cipal S enatorial sponsors of the struction w ould be necessary to E du catio n al D irector of Local
un iv ersally recognized as a legi continued operation.
A pplications m ust be filed at legislation; Fiorello H. L aG uar- convert this in stitu tio n into a con 132, ILGWU, Mrs. S p rin g er cam e
tim a te exercise of th e rig h t to only be effectively done in m any th e N ational U rban League, 1133 dia; Jam es B. C arey of the CIO, venient, efficient and en tirely a d into th e leadership of th e N ew
freedom of speech. It can be instances thro u g h th e m edium B roadw ay, New Y ork C ity 10, and M atthew Woll of the AFL. eq u ate facility for educational Y ork C ouncil “cold.” S tartin g
exercised by one o r it can be of m ass picketing.
before M arch 15, 1946, on blanks Mr. Woll read a m essage from purposes. E very d etail of cost and from scratch she developed an
“Such picketing is v iolent only fu rn ish ed by request. A n u n W illiam G reen, P resid en t of the ad m in istrativ e question is being organization, m anaged by scrap
exercised by a thousand so long
as it is peaceful an d for th e p u r w hen efforts are m ade to vinlate assem bled com petitive ex am in a A FL, w ho said:
explored and studied. It is esti ing. arguing and pleading, to fi
the picket line e ith e r by re p re tion w ill be held later. F u rth e r
pose of publicising th e dispute.
“Those w ho conducted th e fili m ated one hu n d red thousand dol nance it, and sim ultaneously
“I t should be recognized and sen tativ es of th e em ployer or by inform ation m ay be obtained by b u ster in the Senate in opposi lars w ould be req u ired to m o tackled th e task of holding a
adm itted, how ever, th a t p ick et public officials in te rfe rin g w ith calling th e U rban L eague of P o rt tion to the FEPC bill actually dernize portions of the buildings successful rally. Too m uch c re
ing w hen done en m asse is m ore th e law ful rig h ts of th e strikers. land at Be 2401.
served to stren g th en th e fixed for classroom purposes. The a n dit cannot be given her.
th an a m ere publicising of a dis To say th a t a larg e n u m b er of
determ in ation o f the friends of nual cost of operation is estim ated
Jesse C avileer, C hurch and
pute. P ersisten t m ass picketing, strik e rs ab o u t a p la n t has an
th is legislation to fight on.”
a t four hundred thousand dollars, Y outh S ecretary for th e C om m it
as distinguished from a b rief d e in tim id atin g effect on prospec
Speaking for the CIO, Mr. C ar from w hich am ount th ere would tee, did the e x tra and essential
m onstration of th e w o rk ers’ sol tiv e w o rk ers i* to say m erely
ey declared th a t discrim ination be deducted one hundred and fif w ork of g ath erin g volunteer
idarity, is an organized a tte m p t th a t strik b re a k e rs b ro u g h t in by
m eant low er wages, and com par ty thousand dollars in tuition, w orkers to assist th e office staff.
to m ain tain the statu s quo in th e em ployer to in tim id ate th e
L ancaster, Pa. (WDL) - The ed th e G eneral M otors strik e w ith leaving a n et operatin g cost of Ed W ahl, L abor S ecretary , M ary
the em ployer-em ploye re la tio n union are in fluenced by th e dis A FL gen eral sym p ath y strilte, th e b attle for FEPC, as struggles tw o hundred and fifty thousand H illyer, C oordinator, V ivian O-
ship u n til a settlem en t is re a c h play of union stren g th . The re in w hich th e W orkers Defense w orkingm en could not afford to dollars per year. An ex penditure dems, D oris G allim ore and M ary
ed. T his cannot be m ain tain ed cen t gen eral strik e a t L ancaster, L eague helped to com bat a n $ - lose.
of one hu n d red thousand dollars B eatovic, secretaryies, carried on
if th e em ployer is perm itted , th ru Penn,, d ram atically d em o n strated union propaganda, ended a f tir
The rally w as u n d er the au s w ould be req u ired to rem odel th e the d etail so essential.
th e im portation of strik e-b reak - th a t th e activ ities of th e police 4 days w ith th e Conestoga TrarA- pices of the *New Y ork City b arracks into th e m ore desirale
C redit, a large and generous
w ere th e sole cause of disorders p o rtatio n Co., backing dow n on Council for a P erm an en t FEPC.
ty p e of living q u arters. This sh are m ust be ex ten d e d to the
on the picket line.
its refusal to bargain. An p-
w ould include the reconverting of M arch on W eshington M ovem ent
“T he public has an in te re st in g reem en t w as n egotiated pro v id
D ue to the fact th a t our A d v er 31 b arracks into approxim ately and to A ldrige T urner, its T reas
all lab o r disputes. It has an ing 12c hou rly raises, increafe tising M anager, Mr. J. W. Brooks, four hun d red and fifty com fort u re r and C lara Singleton, his
in terest and a d a u ty to th a t such in re tire m e n t benefits and m a in left recently and we have not, as able ap artm en ts for m arried vet- secretary. A. P h ilip Pandolph,
disp ju tes are settled by b arg a in ten an c e of m em bership.
y et selected his successor; and I erans. T his la tte r project, howev P resident, and B enjam ir F. Mc-
ing betw een th e parties, not by
In terv en in g a t th e req u est i f because of the rush in tilin g in- er, w ould be self-liquidating in a L aurin of th e B ro th er ,iood of
econom ic a ttritio n n o r by th e in an A FL rep resen tativ e, th e W ork come ta x reports, w e have not couple of years, and a t v ery nom Sleeping C ar P orters, w ere in v al
tim id atio n o f th e w orkers e ith e r ers D efense L eague d ra fte d a been able this w eek to receive inal rentals.
by th e com pany’s effo rts to re sta te m e n t of th e strik e factfe our news, nor properly contact
ANNOUNCER: G overnor Snell,
It is im possible to nam e them
place the strik e rs or by th e th re a t and obtained the sig n atu res Of individuals and firm s for this is- in the event th is K lam ath Falls all. T h ere w ere volunteers, staff
of crim inal con tem p t proceedings sev eral leading citizens of th e sue, for w hich we ask your in project is acquired, ju s t w hat e d w orkers and ju s t frien d s w ho
th ro u g h th e in ju n ctiv e process. com m unity. T he local press had : dulgence.
ucational facilities w iuld be p ro gave an hour of th e ir tim e here,
P u b lic-sp irited citizens cannot r e so d isto rted th e strik e p ictu re
We w ill m ake am ends n ex t vided?
and a h alf day there. U n fo rtu n
m ain aloof from th ese disputes, th a t m any of th e tow nspeople week.
GOVERNOR: U nder the pres ately anonym ous, th e ir co n trib u
p a rtic u la rly w hen th e y m anifest had no idea of th e issues in v o lr-
CHESLEY E. CORBETT,
e n t plan, as being considered by tion is understood, recorded and
them selves in mass picketing, ed.
M anaging E ditor
th e B oard of H igher Education, deeply appreciated.
Upheld by Worker
Behind the Stage
At the Great