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1977
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Folder of materials from the Mabel Hoggard Papers (MS-00565) -- Civic engagement file. Includes a scrapbook, work notes, correspondence, and newspaper clippings related to Mabel Hoggard's employment at the Housing Authority of Williamson, West Virginia.

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\irgh Courier
Lexington Citizens Will
Probe Housing Practices
ers might be transferred to Chared
separate offices for the resi-1 room” which is inadequate for the
I LEXINGTON, Ky:, May 29—A
f“eHwe armt oonf tthhse Bagluo egcriatiszse”n fse lto fp rothude lotte Courts? Or will the future
of the fact that another low rent ?rove it to he a gradual permanent
change policy came through take part in an investigation to
mimeographed letters to each ten- get the answers to these questions.
housing project was in the making
for colored tenants. It semed as
~ The work of the Aspendale setup
and Lexington social agencies
stands up as proof that Negroes
in this vicinity trained in social
and commercial work CAN DO efficient
work. In Aspendale activities
are carried on in a "social
Scores of Lexington girls had applied
for the work. Many of these
girls, the daughters of outstanding
Lexington families, have been
trained in commercial and social
schools rated as the best. Have
their applications been ignored?
Can white folk do social work
among Negroes better than Negroes
trained for the work? This
is not only the concern of those
who might have applied for the
work, but of everyone. Principle
civic organizations are expected to
dent managers of each project
were: maintained. Rent had been
paid to Aspendale resident manager
Wilson .1. Tweedie at the As-
I pendale office prior to this notice.
PETITION SIGNED
Aspendale residents, not knowing
how to interpret this dictatoral order,
signed a petition asking for an
explanation for the change in poli-
I cy. To? this date no definite explanation
has been given. Has it
I been done as an economy move so
[that some of the Aspendale workwas
designed to house over 200
families, and the project is located
on Georgetown Road near Douglass
City Park. The Courts are expected
to be ready for occupancy
around July I. However, as the
date for occupancy draws near, conditions
between the two colored
projects have appeared more complicated
to Lexington citizens and
civic leaders. A few days ago Aspendale
residents were advised to
pay their rent at the Blue Grass
Park office (for white). This
in
i. ' - ------ .
ant. Blue Grass Park was built
for white residents at the same
time Aspendale was built for colored
residents. The two projects
adjoin each other, yet they are separated
by a six-foot wire fence.
After the two projects were openrich
recreational program which
has been launched. Further restrictions
are placed on recreational
activities because the social
room is located next to residential
apartments. In spite of all this
Aspendale’s recreational plan includes
Mother’s Clubs, Bridge
Clubs, a Credit Union, Girl Scouts,
Camera Club, Athletic Councils
and many other organizations.
Next Week: The result of interviews
with members of Lexington’s
Housing Commission.
Civic leaders who went put to
"look around” at Charlotte Courts,
_ —---- [as the opening date was drawing
Aspendale, completed about four near, were shocked to find that all
years ago, houses some 143 fami- white workers were employed in
lies. This figure was short—com- the taking of applications for the
pared with the need. Charlotte Court apartments (with one exception). m--rvvt a /I K ah a n Axrnt* I n —. c T - — .X Mi M L* J mm
elimination of Negro housing work-
_________________— ers?
if though "our democracy” was go- WHITE WORKERS EMPLOYED
ing to be a bit fair, for in the be- AT CHARLOTTE COURTS
ginning poor housing in this city
affected many more Negroes than
whites.
SATURDAY, MAY 31, 1941
NO MORE PAYING HERE
That’s what Lexington citizens want to know.
This picture was made when residents of <Aspendale
Housing Project paid their rent money to their resident
manager, W. J. Tweedie. On this- occasion Mrs.
Stella Bentley was paying Resident Manager Tweedie.

Bluefield State Teachers college
BLUEFIELD, W. VA.
H. L. DICKASON
PRESIDENT
April 16
19 4 1
Mrs. Mabel W. Wims
Housing Authority of the
City of Williamson
Williamson, W. Va.
Dear Mrs. Wimss
I wish to congratulate you in that
you have been selected as investigator for the
local Housing Authority. I trust that there will
be permanency in the selection. I feel that we
have a good conscientious worker representing our
group through you.
I appreciate, also, the fact that you
conveyed my thanks to the many good people who where
interested in our program before the Legislature.
With kindest personal regards, I am
H. L. Dickason
President
Sincerely yours
D/W
Housing Authority of the City of Williamson, W. Va.
COMMISSIONERS
E. F. RANDOLPH, CHAIRMAN
R. M. ROWLAND, VICE-CHAIRMAN
E. R. WARD
C. C. SCOTT
W.H.BRONSON
s. P. GOODMAN, Secretary-Treasurer AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
TENANT SELECTION OFFICE
KAPOURALES BUILDING
WILLIAMSON, WEST VIRGINIA
Re i
TELEPHONE-..............
OFFICE HOURS:
Dear
Your name has been given as an employer reference by the above named applicant for a dwelling in . May we request your cooperation
in supplying the following information, which we assure you will be kept in strict confidence* A self-addressed envelope is enclosed for your reply.
As you know, we are legally required to verify the income from all sources, of families applying for admission to low rent housing projects built by the Housing Authority of the City of .Williamson, West Virginia.
Sincerely yours,
By Mildred H, (ja'al, Supervisor of Tenant Selection
1.
Employed by you since:......................Occupation.
mo. yr.
2.
Basic of pay: Salary..Commission.....Other......
3.
Paid:Weekly,. .Semi-monthlyOtherRate.Per..
4.
Estimate of time worked:..........weeks or months per year;...,...
days per week;...,.hours per day.
5.
Employment: Temporary.....Permanent....Seasonal...
6.
Gross income for past 12 months or for shorter period if so employed......
7.
Total deductions for past 12 months or for shorter period if so employed..
. $.............................
8.
Are deductions made for Social Security and/or State Unemployment
Compensation............
Other deductions?SpecifyAnnual amount K
9.
Is applicant required to furnish any special items such as uniforms, automobile,
special insurance, etc? Specify
10.
Is increase in earnings anticipated? Yes..No..
Remarks: (Tenure of job, etc.)........................................
Date.............................
Fin»......................................................................... ngSHKurS ~
Williamson Terrace
W.Va.8-r
Dec.1,1940
Tenants interested in securing a Bus or Taxi to run on schedule from 8-2 to the City of Williamson,W.Va.
Name of TsMWDG
Time due at Work
6:15 a.m.
6:15 a.m.
7:00 a.si.
7:00 a.m.
7:30 a.m.
7:30 a.m.
7:30 a.m.
7:30 a.m.
7:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
7:30 a.m.
Charlie Holmomd Clayton Erskine Arthur Taylor Robert Lee Harris Lorenzo Brown Viola Winbush Henry Good John Wright Julius Cheatham Rosa Harlan Lena Cheathem Minnie Thomas Mrs .Jonh Brown Walter Harlan Mary Taylor Eery James
The coal minere(five in number) leave the Project between 5:00 and 5:30 a.m.
The majority of these lie ted will not be able to pay bus or taxi fares both ways daily.
Recruiting Circular 81 UNITED STATES September 23, 1942
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION Administrative Examining Unit
HOUSING MANAGERS AND HOUSING MANAGEMENT SUPERVISORS NEEDED
TITLE OF POSITION: HOUSING MANAGER AND HOUSING MANAGEMENT SUPERVISOR, §2000 to §6500 (See detailed information about salaries in paragraph IV below)
An opportunity to make your record available for consideration for Civilian War Service.
I.
DUTIES.
Housing Manager-—To serve as manager of one or more housing projects of varying sizes, assuming the responsibility for the various management phases of these projects, including committee supervision, tenant selection and tenant relations, fiscal control, and community and public relations.
Housing Management Supervisor—To serve as supervisor on certain aspects of housing management, being responsible for the efficient, operation of housing projects within a given area.
II.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS.
Applicant must have had progressively responsible full-time paid experience in a public housing project or in a private'concern managing large-scale residential property. Acceptable experience includes; responsibility for the management phases of the operations such as rent collection, property maintenance, and tenant selection; responsibility for recreation and community relations phases of the operations; or research in housing techniques. Knowledge of maintenance engineering is desirable. The amount and character of the experience required will vary with the grade and salary of the position for which the applicant is being considered. For the §2000 level, four years of suitable experience are required, except that education in a college or university of recognized standing may be substituted year for year up to a maximum of three years. Such education may also be substituted for the fourth year of required experience if it included major work in business or public administration, engineering, housing, or real estate or property management. At the succeeding higher levels, the applicant must show that he has had duties and responsibilities commensurate with the grade of the position for which he is considered.
Nonqualifying experience—Experience as a case worker, play-ground director, real estate broker, speculative builder, lawyer, engineer, architect, or construction superintendent, without extensive experience and responsibility in property management.
III.
LOCATION OF POSITIONS.
Washington, D. C., and all parts of the United States.
IV.
SALARIES.
Most of the positions will pay §2000, §2600, §3200, or §3800; some will be filled at §4600, §5600, and §6500.
Caution: Be sure to indicate the lowest salary you are willing to accept.
SEE OTHER SIDE OF THIS SHEET FOR GENERAL INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO APPLY
Note: Persons who have been rated eligible in the Housing Management Supervisor examination under Announcement No. 105 of 1941 need not file, since their applications will be considered for the positions listed above. Such persons are urged to file supplemental statements of their subsequent experience. The statements cannot be acknowledged, but will be combined with the original applications for the benefit of appointing officers. The statements should include information as to availability in terms of minimum acceptable salary and geographical location.
GENERAL INFORMATION
1.
Applications will be accepted until the needs of. the service have been met.
2o Applicants must be citizens of or owe allegiance to the United States. Foreign-born applicants, must furnish proof of citizenship.
3. Applicants must be physically capable of performing the duties of the position and free from such defects or diseases as would constitute employment hazards to themselves or danger to their fellow employees.
40 No .written test is required. Applicants' qualifications will be judged from a review of sworn statements as to their experience, education and training, and on corroborative evidence secured by the Commission,
5„ Appointments will be known as War Service Appointments, Such appointments generally will be for the duration of the War and in no case will extend more than six months beyond the end of the War.
60 All salaries are subject to a ^deduction of 5$ f ob retirement purposes.
7.
Applicants must file the following forms with the United States'Civil Service Commission at Washington, D. C.:
a.
Application Form 8 excluding Officer's Certificate of Residence OR Application Form 57o
b.
Application Card, Form 4006-ABCD or 4006-ABC.
c.
Form 14 and proof of honorable discharge should be submitted by applicants who desire their records of service in the armed forces to be considered.
8.
The necessary forms may be obtained from the Secretary, Board of United States Civil Service Examiners at any first- or second-class post office, except in district headquarters.', cities, listed below, where the forms must be obtained from the United. States Civil Service District Office, The forms may also be obtained from 'the United States Civil Service^Commission, Washington, D. C. The title of the examination,...desired should be stated.
Atlanta, Ga., New Post Office Building
Boston, Mass., Post Office and Courthouse Building
Chicago, Ill., New Post-Office Building
Cincinnati, Ohio, Post Office and Courthouse
Denver, Colo., New Customhouse
New Orleans, La., Customhouse
New York, N. Y., Federal Building, Christopher Street
Philadelphia, Pa,, Customhouse, Second and Chestnut Streets
Seattle, Wash., Post Office Building
St. Louis, Mo., New' Federal Building
St. Paul, Minn., Post Office and Customhouse
San Francisco, Calif., Federal Office Building
Winston-Salem, N. C., Nissen Building
Honolulu, T. H., Federal Building ,
Balboa Heights, Canal Zone, Secretary, Board of United■States.Civil Service Examiners San Juan, P. R., Chairman, Puerto Rican Civil Service Commission
NATIONAL HOUSING AGENCY
FEDERAL PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY
2073 Nast Ninth Street
Cleveland 15* Ohio
January 22, 19UU
Miss Mabel W. Vims
212 Levine Street
Williamson, West Virginia
Dear Miss Wims!
Mrs. Mildred M. Mitchell, Leasing and Occupancy Adviser, has
discussed with me your particular interest in projects in the
Dayton, Ohio area.
The projects to which you refer, although they are being constructed
by this Authority, will be managed by the Dayton Metropolitan
Housing Authority. We are suggesting that you contact
Mr. Charles D. Putnam, Director of the Dayton Authority,
concerning vacancies within his jurisdiction.
Your application will continue to remain in our active applicant
files, and you may be assured that when vacancies occur
you will be considered.
AMES 0
ersonnel Officer
Sincerely yours,


Name
HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF WILLIAMSON, W.VA.
SURVEY OF SUBSTANDARD DWELLINGS OCCUPIED BY NEGROES
Address
Employment
Family ages
Remarks
and SEE
Get The Correct Information On
LOW RENT HOMES
1-2-3 Bedrooms with Living Room, Kitchen and Bathroom
Special Features
Laundry Tub and Sink - Gas Range - Medicine Cabinet Space Heater - Kitchen Cabinet - Garbage & Ash Cans Large Pantry - Automatic Hot Water Heaters ■ Playground
•UYictoria Court
(For White Families) W. Williamson - Near Baseball Park
Williamson Terrace
(For Negro Families) Williamson Hollow
Open for Public Inspection
Beginning July 20, 1941
7EE1K DAYS (except Saturday) 6 P. M. to 8 P. M.-SUNDAYS 1 P. M. to 6 P. M.

IFOR RENTAL INFORMATION APPLY NOW Housing authority of the CITY OF WILLIAMSON, W. VA.
..Tenant Selection Office
Floor Kapourales Bldg., Office Hours 9 to 5 Phone 616

I limSOn
DOES THE HOME YOU ARE UM LIVING IN HAVE ANY oKW FQIsKKING FEATURES?
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J. Poor heating facilities?
?« Unsafe electric wiring?
<■, No running water?
4.
No bath or shower?
5« No inside toilet?
i>. No electricity?
• Makeshift partitions, allowing no privacy?
8, Not enough sleeping rooms for the number of people in the fauMly?
5,
Is it on an alley, or back of a store?
10a Is it in need of major repairs?
11,
Does it have windows in all the rooms?
12,
Do more than one family share the kitchen, bath or toilet?
13,
Is it excessively damp?
14,
Are the houses very close together, giving poor ventilation?
IF YOU ARE RENTING YOUR PRESENT HOME AND IT CONTAINS ONE OR MORE OF THE ABOVE FEATURES YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO LIVE IN ONE OF THE DWELLINGS NOW BEING CONSTRUCTED BY THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF WILLIAMSON, W. VA.
72 dwellings for White families consisting of 3 rooms, 4 rooms and 5 rooms each are being constructed for families whose net income does not exceed $1300,00 a year, at rents ranging from $10.50 to $16.75 a month. Rent includes water, gas oookihg range, kitchen cabinet, window shades, and coal-fired space heaters. An equipped play ground is provided for children away from traffic. Families with children are preferred.
If you are interested in one of these model dwellings, please write in the word "YES"in the blank space following, , and call at the Tenant Selection Office, Third Floor- Kapourales Building, Williamson, W, Va between 9,00 o’clock A. M. and 5,00 o’clock p. M. or telephone 616 for an appointment. If you are not interested, kindly write the word "NO" in the space following, , Regardless of your answer, kindly return this letter in the self1 -addressed envelope which we enclose.
HDVsiNti Authority of the
CITY OF WILLIAMSON, W.VA. ,
Tuesday, April 29,*
(Copyright, 1941,
By United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) j,
Viewing Huntingtons housing
project as “no longer a Sociological
experiment but an accomplished
fact,” John G. Hudson; one of the
first members of the city’s housing
authority, announced yesterday in
a letter to Mayor Swann that he
was resigning, effective Juie 1, in
compliance with a new statute prohibiting
municipal employes from j
serving on housing commissions, i
Mr. Hudson is now police judge. >
Mayor Swann’said he had several
appointments under consideration '
to fill the vacancy, but would not
make a selection for some days.
Mr. Hudson’s letter to the mayor j
was as follows:
“I hereby tender my resignation ’
as commissioner of the Huntington,
West Virginia, Housing Authority, I
effective as of June 1, 1941. Permit
me to quote you from House
Bill No. 323, passed March 8, 1941,
! and effective ninety days after pass- j
: age; ‘No commissioner of an author- ;
I ity may be an officer or employee ;
of the city or county for which the I
authority*is created.’ On April 1, |
1941, you appointed me to the posi- \
tion of Judge of the Municipal)
Police Court, through this appointment
I have become an employe of !
the city and under the provision
of House sBill No. 323 I am ineligible:,
to serve in the capacity of
commissioner, of the authority.
1S38 I have served
as one of the commissioners Of the
i Huntington, .West Virginia; Housing
I Authority and in the capacity of I
I chairman and . executive director. |
I During this, time - the , H o u s-i n g
Authority plann ed,y constructed and
Is now managing-three projects
consisting of 500 apfert^ents, 'but at I
a cost of $2,569,000.(10.
“I am fully conscious, that, hous-
. ing in Huntingtoii-was iian entirely!
new departure injected in the’ civic
life of the city arid that in the!
- .beginning there were a few citizens j
who conscientiously opposed hous- i
ing and predicted dire consequences I
j if the program was ever carried
! out to completion.
“Today we have, a housing project
in Huntington second to none in
the country and measured by housr j?
ing standards it has been acclaimed
as one of the outstanding projects i
in America. Five hundred families
are now enjoying the blessings of
housing in Huntington. Housing in
Huntington is no longer a sociological
experiment but an accomplished I
fact.
“It has been a great source of en- I
joyment to have been associated !
with housing in Huntington and to |
have had a part in the effort.' g
■ “I want to take this opportunity |
to extend my sincere thanks~U5 all |
those I have worked and associated I
with during the time I have served !
on the authority and to extend my |
best wishes to those unselfish and H
. civic-minded citizens who will serve II
as commissioners in, the years that 1
will come tumbling toward us end
on end—I will always be interested
HYDE PARK, Monday.-r-,At
14:00 o’clock yesterday afternoon,
j We all gathered at the library and
! the President laughingly said it
I was the last time anyone would
I be able to see it free. At mid-|
i night last night, it was turned
i over to the Government and will 1
bri run by a board of trustees, the
chairman of which is the Archiv-f
i 1st of the United fates.
; The ceremonies were very simple -I
\ Our local Catholic priest, Father J
i Mee, pronounced the invocation. |
! The Postmaster General, Mr. i
j Frank Walker, was master of 4
i ceremonies,. for he has been chair-.
I man of the committee which rais-
’ ed the money to build the library. 9
I Mr. R. D. W. Connor, the Archiv- :
! of the United States/ spoke I
I very interestingly, and was fol-
. lowed by Professor Samuel Eliot ;
Morison of Harvard University, j
j whp bas a sense of humor whie.h is H
quite delightful, and who combin- Fl
ed his history and His sailing in !
the fogs of the Bay of Fundy in a
truly.enchanting manner, -•
The President ! ‘,en spoke and
Judge Cbnger handed the trus- |
tees their parchments and admin-'!'!
istered to each one the oath of allegiance.
Dr. Frank Wilson, our
own rector, pronounced the benediction
and the dedication was
over.
Afterwards, I had an . oppor- ?
tunity to talk to a number of
people who took the trouble to .J
come to Hyde Park, fl was par-M
ticularly glad to see Mr. Nathan
Straits. Administrator of the U.S.
fH nor uas ilnitg f laA vurrlt-ih ilo riitryrU, h and toTn __ta8l kJ for a little while with him. Everywhere
in the country I see evidence
of the good work of the
Authority and I am grateful to,
Senator Wagner’s vision, which
set up a medium for accomplishing
a Comprehensive housing program,
which will serve us not only
in our present emergency, but will
mean much in the future.
This is especially true because
of the way in which Mr. Straus
has developed an organization in
which every branch consists of
experts and men of high calibre.
This cap be accomplished only
when one is creating a group
which is to be continuous, and is
not only for use during an emergency
period. )
Mrs. “Evie” Robert waved a
package at me in the middle of
the ceremonies, and I found she
was the bearer of a most delight-,
ful blouse made by a woman from
Missouri. Mrs.- Robert told me she J
is planning a trip to So. America, |
ew rhniec hm sohmeJehnQt?D seJii.nia—ko ^~«^i«.ici<~J'
‘If So, Wy?’
Housing I
I .j^ority in recent weeks
een reconstituted.
Minn put the. finishing
toEMMn the job yesterday
when^W^ announced the resignation
of the two Republican members
and the appointment of two
Democrats to succeed them.
The authority’s members are
now all Democrats.
The first move in the Mayor’s
political blitzkrieg which claimed the
public’s attention was the appointment I
of Abe Forsythe, Democratic county j
chairman and party boss, to the
authority.
John 0. Hudson, Democratic mem-!
ber of the’ house of delegates and
chairman of the- authority since its
creation, was then named police judge !
by Mayor Swann. Mr. Hudson subsequently
stepped down as chairman of
the authority and Mr. Forsythe was
j installed ■ as ‘ ‘ head man. ’ ’
With the Mayor’s announcement
yesterday of his two latest appoint- j
ments to the authority—one of whom,
Mr. Roy Carson, serves on the Democratic
county executive committee
under County Chairman Forsythe—
the agency which administers the
city’s huge low cost housing development
assunfes a completely partisan
aspect.
The Mayor’s only comment when
it was pointed out by a reporter that
his appointment of two Democrats to
replace two Republicans served to. remove
all minority representation from
the houring authority was ’ - there is
nothing in the act which s&ys a Republican
must be appointed. ”
The principle of minority party
representation on agencies, boards and
commissions which are invested with
administrative powers in matters of
public interest is so firmly established
in the American system of government
that the Mayor’s action is calculated
to bring the average citizen up short.
Has the housing politicalized?
If so, Why? the
natural of
zen who was EM.-,
housing authority’s jwgram as a civic
development in which partisan politick’
! properly has no part.
M V*
Ho us in q
A uthority
Ot The
City Ot wHiiamson, W. Va.
Teaant
Selection Office
Third Floor Kapourales Building
Logan St. -J .
Exe c ut/'v e Dir-eatov
Housing Authority of the City of Williamson, W. Va.
COMMISSIONERS
E. F. RANDOLPH, CHAIRMAN
R. M. ROWLAND, VICE-CHAIRMAN
E. R. WARD
C. C. SCOTT
W. H. BRONSON
S. P. GOODMAN, SECRETARY-TREASURER
AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
TENANT SELECTION OFFICE
KA POURALES BUILDING
WILLIAMSON, WEST VIRGINIA
May 22, 1941
616
TELEPHONE
OFFICE HOURS:
TO ALL W.P.A. EMPLOYEES:
The Housing Authority of the City of Williamson has under construction, two low-rent housing projects within the city limits. The one located at West Williamson and known as Victoria Court will house 72 white families and the one in Williamson Hollow and known as Williamson Terrace will house 38 Negro families. Any W.P.A. employee, who has a family of not more than five children and who lives within the area above mentioned, is eligible to rent one of these homes.
any false rumors are being circulated as to things tenants are not permitted to do and we urge you, if you wish to better your living conditions and give your children a better opportunity in life, to come into our office and get the facts from us. Do not believe all the gossip you hear, and bear in mind the fact that these homes are being built for those whose incomes are low and who are now compelled to Irffe in substandard homes. Rents on these homes run from $10.50 to $16.75 and you are charge^according to the income youX are now making and the size dwelling required. These rents include water, kitchen ranges, kitchen cabinets, heaters, and many other modern facilities. Play areas will be provided for children and as the projects are off the main streets, the traffic hazard has been reduced.
These projects will be ready for occupancy not later than September 1, so do not delay coming to the Tenant Selection Office Third Floor Kapourales Building, to make application, or telephone 616 for an appointment.
Very truly yours,
HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF WILLIAMSON, W.VA.
BY
Tenant Selection Supervisor
modern housing
For Families of Low Income Now Living in Substandard Dwellings
HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE
CITY OF WILLIAMSON, W. VA.
VICTORIA COURT
WILLIAMSON TERRACE
For Rental Information ... Apply tenant selection office, p>:
Phone 616
America Builds Homes
*
Homes for families heretofore unable to pay standard
1 modern conveniences.
W - st Virginia, is of
and Williamson Terrace for Negro families.
110 families will move from dwellings these homesM
The dwellings are sunny and cheerful. All rooms have large windows. Kitchens have kitchen cabinet, gas range, and Bath rooms have a medicine cabinet, lavatory, toilet, and tub. There is ample closet space. Coal Space Heaters in all dwellings. There are protected play areas
Applicants frequently ask: What is life like in a low-rent housing What WWWWWWW8MWsWWWWWWWe dwellings?
is the same ^Kiving in any
The rules are no different than those M^by every other landlord— your
You may rent one of these dwellings IF you
and IF you are now living in a dwelling which needs major repairs, IF any or
Private bath or shower; (2) adequate heating
r; (1
ing; IF two or more families are living together without sufficient unsafe, or
Here Are Answers to Questions Frequently Asked
Radios do not have to be shut off at any certain hour.
there any limit as to how long they may stay.
receive preference.
Laundry for own family may be done at home at any time. Facilities rods will
Boarders and roomers are not allowed.
necessary
You may arrange your furniture as you please.
an automobile.
There are several closets in each dwelling.
may select your own dwelling, if it is available.
salary limit for admittance.
It
America Builds Homes *
Homes for families heretofore unable to pay the rent of a standard
home equipped with all modern conveniences.
The Housing Authority of the City of Williamson, West Virginia, is
building two such groups of homes: Victoria Court for white families
and Williamson Terrace for Negro families.
Within the next few months, 110 families will move from dwellings
ravaged by time and neglect or seriously overcrowded, to these homes.
The dwellings are sunny and cheerful. All rooms have large windows.
Kitchens have kitchen cabinet, gas range, and double sink.
Bath rooms have a medicine cabinet, lavatory, toilet, and built in bath
tub. There is ample closet space. Coal Space Heaters are provided
in all dwellings. There are protected play areas for children.
Applicants frequently ask: What is life like in a low-rent housing
project? What are the rules? Who may rent one of the dwellings?
Living in a low rent housing project is the same as living in any
other well constructed and equipped dwelling.
The rules are no different than those set by every other landlord—
pay the rent, take care of the property, have regard for your neighbor’s
comfort.
You may rent one of these dwellings IF you have a low income
and IF you are now living in a dwelling which needs major repairs, IF
you are a citizen of the United States, or IF the dwelling lacks any or
all of the following facilities:
(1) Private bath or shower; (2) adequate heating facilities J (3) indoor
running water; (4) private indoor toilet; (5) electricity for lighting;
IF two or more families are living together without sufficient
room; IF there is insufficient ventilation; IF electric wiring is unsafe, or
IF dwelling needs major repairs.
RENT includes !
SPACE HEATER i . WATER - HOT WATER HEATER
COOKING RA/NfiE (Gas) - KITCHEN CABINET - DOUBLE SINK
ONE BEDROOM UNIT
Rents per Month: $10.50 to $15.50
This home
may be
^occupied
by a family
of
U persons
or
3 persons
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Rents per Month: $11.00 tojj>16.25
TWO BEDROOM UNIT
This homW
may be
occupied
by a family
of
i 3 person^
\ or
N 4 persons
j or
r 5 persons
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THREE BEDROOM UNIT
This home
may be
occupied
by a familM
of
/
l 4 persorta
1 or
1 5 persona
■ or
' j 6 persons
I or
\ 7 persons
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RAPID PROGRESS BfflHADElON 4 HOUSING UNITS
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Kitchen Equipment Is Being Installed At )
Victoria Court;
Ready Sept. 1
Construction is so far advanced on the seven buildings comprising Victoria Court that kitchen equipment*.is being installed.
Keeping pace as' to construction is the other unit of the city’s low rent housing project, Wil- N limson Terrace, with five buildings. . . . .
Construction and equipment is identical for both units. The kitchen equipment to be installed consists of gas ranges, sinks’with built-in cabinets, utility cabinets and pantrieg big enough to house washing machines. .
Tenants will also be provided with such items as win d o w i shades, screens, garbage cans, clothes lines and coal bins, j Each apartment has a tub bath.
z Construction, is so far al o n g that 8. P. Goodman,, executive director of the local authority, is i preparing to furnish one of the units for demonstration purposes.
If the current construction pace is maintained both units will be ready for occupancy by
I September 1. Victoria Court, I with 72 apartments, is for white) I tenants and Williamson Terrace,! |with 88 apartments, is for colored tenants. .
Families in the low income
I group within a f ive-mile radius!
1 ok Williamson are eligible as tenants. Mrs. Mildred Gaal, tenant selection supervisor, has received applications from residents of Turkey creek, Aflex, Leckie- ville and other localities east and west along Tug river. The state line is no barrier.
Mrs. Gaal and her assistants, Mrs. Howard Farley and Mrs. Mabel Wims, are constantly com-
1 batting, false reports about ten- i ancy conditions. Living in a J low rent housing project, they ex- ) plain, is Hke living in any othed | well constructed and equipped) iapartment;* The rules are no different than those of'private land- ) lords«,^WsM '
It is untrue that children will jnot be permitted to live on the projects. It is untrue that tenants may hot have guests. Also
I untrue., .are . reports that lights,) heat and water will be shut oft atj certaijfehours.
j WPA.; workers and others re-
I ceiving government-aid, '.such as social security, workmen's..compensation, pensions, • etc., are eligible to become;, tenant^. It. is
I untrue that relfgfoh, politics or
1 source of income affect: eligibility.) Widows and thfeir children are] Continued on Page i)
[public TO VIEW HOUSING UNITS
Continued from Page 1 eligible to become tenants. It is) untrue that persons owning au-| tomobiles^may not apply. \Ten- ants’catt'- do their washing -any) time they choose.
Monthly rentals, which Include city water service, vary with the size of the apartment and with income. Thus a one -bed-room apartment will rent from' $10.50 to $15.50 per month. Two bed room units will rent from $11 to to $16.25 and three bed rpom units from $11.75 to $16.75-.
PUBLOOJIEW
.MM UNITS
Units .In Victoria Court and WilliamsOh Terrace, for demon- stratipn purposes, will be opened foWMblic inspection on July 17, it was announced today by S. P. Goodman, executive director of the Housing Authority of the City of Williamson.
Beginning July 17 the units, with the equipment to be furnished all tenants, can be inspected by those interested any evening except Saturday. Furniture will be added in the demonstration units to give a complete view of a modern, low rent apart?j ment.
Equipment furnished all . tenants includes kitchen ranges and cabinets, utility cabinets, pantry space big enough for washing machines, window blinds, screens, garbage cans, clothes lines, etc.
A survey; now under way but as yet incomplete, gives a co put to date of more than four hundred Sub-standard dwellings in Williamson. Occupants of substandard dwellings are eligible as tenants in the low rent housing projects if in the low income group.
The survey is being directed by Catherine A. Latane, assistant housing sociologist of the 17. S. Housing Authority, who has been here from Washington the-.last several days. Field work is being done by Gaal, ..tenant
selection supervisor, andvher assistants, Mrs. Howard Farley, Miss Irene Sprouse ' and Mrs. Mabel
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Public inspection is Invited. be- < ginning next Sunday, of William- | son’s two low rent housing proj- I ects, it was announced today by j- S. P. Goodman, executive direc- z t0 For demonstration purposes I one unit in each project will be completely furnished so ttat I prospective tenants can see lor i themselves.” . * ._
Hours for public, inspection are 6 to 8 p. m. on week days, except Saturdays, and from I to 6 p. m. on Sundays.
I While furniture for the two 'demonstration units has. been rented it is pointed out that the local housing authority furnishes all tenants with the following equipment: Laundry tub and sink, gas range for cooking, medi cine cabinet, space heater, kitch-
I en cabinet, garbage and ash cans. I large pantry, automatic hot water heaters and playgrounds. City wa- ter service is included in tnu
16 Contract for the kitchen ranges has been awarded to the Per-| singer Supply Co. and the contract for garbage and ash cans to the Williamson Supply Co., Mr. Goodman announced today.
I Victoria Court, West William?
I son, as for white families and Williamson Terrace, Williamson j Hollow, is for colored families.
‘■Housing Authority of the City of Williamson, W. Va.
COMMISSIONERS
E. F. RANDOLPH, CHAIRMAN
R. M. ROWLAND, VICE-CHAIRMAN
E. R. WARD
C. C. SCOTT
W.H.BRONSON
S. P. GOODMAN, Secretary-Treasurer
AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
TENANT SELECTION OFFICE
KA POURALES BUILDING
WILLIAMSON, WEST VIRGINIA
Mrs. Mildred H. Gaal
Supervisor of Tenant Selection
TELEPHONEklk.
OFFICE HOURS:
S TO 5
HURRY!
NEW MODERN
HOME St I
FOR FAMILIES WITH
LOW INCOMES
WITH:
PRIVATE BATH STORAGE CABINETS
HOT AND COLD WATER ELECTRIC LIGHTS
SPACE HEATERS PLAYGROUNDS
GAS COOK STOVES
$10.50 to $16.75 PER MONTH
WATER INCLUDED
Depending on Your Income and Size of Family
- APPLY NOW -
Tenant Selection Office
209-19 Logan Street-Kapourale« Bldg. Williamson
Office Open Daily: 9:00 A. M. to 5:00 P. M
The Mingo Republican Williamson, West Virginie
WHA IS READY
FOR TENANCY '
APPLICATIONS
1-2 Controlling Factors I Will Govern Tenancy; I
\ Rentals Range From
? $10.50 To $16.75
No better example exists of the care; concern and liberality of the federal government for those in i the low income groups than Wil- liamson’s two low rent housing I projects.
./Construction is so far advanced that beginning Monday applies- | I tions of prospective tenants will [be received at. the office of the I local authority on the third floor I of the Kapouf alee building.
Stripped of all its, ands and | buts the procedure pf a prosper I five. tenant is a simple business llike step. Two controlling factors,I if the applicant is a respectable j law abiding citizen, are:
I 1. Salary or wages in the low income groups.
2.
Present abode of applicant |must be sub-standard.
As to income no minimum or I maximum has been set by the ilocal authority because of many I contingent factors.- jMany dediic-l tions jare permissible from gross! incomjb: ’ v -.Uy 5*
Abodes are deemed sub-stand* I a rd if unfit for human habitation, i need- ma jor repairs, lack private bath or shower, indoor running! i water, adequate heating and.lighting, private indoor toilet, if over-1 crowded yr occupied by two "r morb families without sufficient
I room, etc. Undesirable neigh la tr hoods are deemed sub-standai <1.
Applications of whjte tenantsi will be investigated by Mrs. IIow- S ard Farley and those of colored ^tenants by 1 Mrs. Mabel Wimms. Mrs, Mildred Gaal is tenant selection supervisor.
Once accepted tenants will have, the same liberties allowed by private landlords.
Victoria Court* in West Williamson, for White tenants, will have 72 units in seven buildings. Twenty-four of these units have one bed room, 36 have two bed rooms and 12 have three bed rooms, all. with baths. ■
Rental scale, in Victoria Court is: 3 rooms and bath, $10.50 to $15.50; 4 rooms and bath, $11 to $16.25; 5 rooms and bath, $11.75 to $16,75.
Williamsno Terrace, on Vinson street, for colored tenants, will I
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SCORES APPLY
FOR WHA HOMES
Scores of local residents have i evinced^ interest in the attractive abodes soon to be available in Victoria Court and Williamson Terrace by filing applications with Mrs. Mildred .Gaal, tenant selection supervisor, who recently established offices on the third floor of the Kapourales building.
Applications of prospective white tenants are being checked i by Mrs. Howard Farley and those of prospective colored tenants by j Mrs. Mabel Wims. Office,? were opened for the filing of applice- I tions only last Monday.
Victoria Court, in West Wil4- liamson, is for white tenants and will have 7’2 unite in seven buildings. Williamson Terrace, on Vinson street,- is for colored tenants and will have 3 8 units in five buildings,
• Monthly rentals in Victoria Court range from $10.50 to $16.75 and include city water service, gas ranges, coal fired open space heaters, kitchen storage cabinets, garbage pails, clothes lines, etc.
Similarly equipped the units in I Williamson Terrace will rent for 1 from $11,50 to $12.75 per month.!
I Construction work is up to! schedule and the buildings are now under roof.
Eligible as tenants are Ameri-1 can citizens who have lived in | I Williamson or within five miles of the corporate limits the last six! months, if in! the low income brackets and now domiciled in substandard homes.
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Exempts Housing
Project; Island
Creek Assessed
Balked in one effort '' to in- ; crease the tax j
duplicate Assessor Fred Blair sue- < ! ceeded in anothsrW^
L In placing the property of the | Housing Authority of William- I soil on the land,, books at a | valuation of about $100,000 As- I segsor Blair ran afoul an adverse j I decision of the Estate supreme ! court, in a case arising in Cabell I i county. Such property is exempt I from taxation, the court ruled..
Pay dirt was struck, however, by Assessor Blair in taxing the property in Mingo of the big Is-
I land Creek Coal Co. In the depths I of the earth the mining ppprations
I of the Island Creek company ex- ! ! tend over the dividing line between Mingo and Logan although no coal is loaded on this side.
Mining equipment of the com-I pany, rails, wires, etc. has been assessed at $9,200 in Lee district; I $22,910 in Hardee and $2,290 in Harvey. The company is to make a further return as to mine cars,; motors and mechanical loaders.
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No Personal Privileges M * Denied Housing Tenants;
’False Rumors Are Spiked
Unfounded and Untrue reports repeated so often they have come to be believed have deterred many from applying for homes in the city's two low rent housing projects, now well on the way to completion.
Some of these rumors have > it that tenants will be regiment- led and denied privileges accorded by other landlords. To |the best of its ability the local (housing authority, of which S. |P. Goodman is executive director, is combatting these false ^reports.
Most often repeated among I the several false statements is lone concerning the family wash, according to Mrs. Mildred Gaal, tenant selection supervisor. Prospective tenants have been told that laundering must be done on a certain day and between certain hours and if not finished must go. over until the next day.
Mrs. Gaal says laundering I can be done at the will and pleasure of the tenant and that I there kM ho restrictions.
Another false report is that all lights must be out by 9:30 I p. m. In fact tenants can use ■ lights from dusk to dawn if I they choose. And they can entertain visitors despite reports ■ to the contrary.
Living in a low rent housing I project is the same as living in any other well equipped dwell- I ing. The rules are no different j than those set by every other | landlord.
Reports that tenants must I buy new furniture are false, Mrs. Gaal states. Radios do I not have to be shut off at a I certain hour.
I Charges A. Friend, iof 'Williamsburg, ya., has succeeded
j Perry L. Dye as construction ' | supervisor of the two local pro- .
jects. '
One building in each project is being rushed to completion < and units will be furnished for demonstration purposes.
[TENANCY OFFICE OPEN AT NIGHTS
Those in cl&rge of the WH- I liamson Housing. Authority tenant selection offices, third floor of [the Kapourales building, are nothing if not aecoinodatin®. I Mrs. Mildred Gaal, tenant selection supervisor, announces that the offices will he open from 7 to 9 o’clock tomorrow and Friday nights for ths convenience of those who can not call during the day.
What is more appointments can he made for any other night by calling telephone No, 616.
While there has been a rush of applications tor apartments in [the city's two low rent housing i projects more will he welcomed. I ! Policy of first come, first served has been adopted, Mrs. Gaal (states, in that early applicants (will have first choice of the apartments.
Both projects, Victoria Court ! for white tenants, and Williamson Terrace for colored tenants, are designed to provide modern,, comfortable homes for persons in the low income brackets who now live in substandard structures or surroundings.
As to income no maximum or i minimum has been established by [ the local authority. This policy ;
was adopted because many deduc- , I tions are permissible from gross- [incomes and a fixed top might (prove confusing.
Prospective tenants need not [be residents of the city of Wfl- | liamson but are eligible if they [ have lived the last six months j within five miles of the corporate limits. This rule ignores state boundary lines and persons on the Kentucky side of Tug river, it otherwise qualified, are eligible.
Both projects will be completed by late summer. -
I Mrs Howard Farley is the. interviewer for prospective white | tenants and Mrs. Mabel Wims for those of the colored race.
local Housing ’ Offices Tp Bp
Open ^Tonight
ApartmM®v;m ''^Williamson’s ’two low rent housing projects will - not go begging if the rush of ap- (plications from prospective ten-, ants is any criterion. i
Altogether 110 units will be.. available and ready for occupancy | in the late summer. Construction is up to schedule. .
Apartments, equipped with all .modern conveniences, vary in size with one, two and three bed rooms. They are intended for > wage owners in the low income [brackets. ,.
Because, many prospective tenants pre employed during regular business hours Mrs, Mildred' Gaal, tenant selection supervisor announces that the offices on the third floor of the Kapourales building will be open tonight from J 7 to 9 o’clock.
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'WF" T . ■■ .< x^sng|MRi^ ^BZWM"
'^^MWWWM:
DOES THE HOME YOU ARE NOR LIVING IN HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING FEATURES?
1. Poor heating facilities?
2. Unsafe electric wiring?
3» No running water?
4. No bath or shower?
5. No inside toilet?
6. No electricity?
7. Makeshift partitions, allowing no privacy?
8. Not enough sleeping rooms for the number of people in the family?
9» Is it on an alley, or back of a store?
10. Is it in need of major repairs?
11. Does it have windows in all the rooms?
18. Do more than one family share the kitchen, bath or toilet?
13’, Is it excessively damp?
14^; Are the houses very close together, giving poor ventilation?
'M.
IF YOU ARE RENTING YOUR PRESENT HOME AND IT CONTAINS ONE OR MORE
OF THE ABOVE FEATURES YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO LIVE IN ONE OF THE DWELLINGS
NOW BEING CONSTRUCTED BY THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF WILLIAMSON,
WEST VIRGINIA.
72 dwellings for White families consisting of 3 rooms, 4 rooms and
5 rooms each are being constructed for families whose net income does not
exceed $1300,00 a year, at rents ranging from $10.50 to $16.75 a month.
Rent includes water, gas cooking range, kitchen cabinet, window shades, and
coal-fired space heaters. An equipped play ground is provided for children
away from traffic. Families with children are preferred.
If you are interested in one of these model dwellings, please write
in the word "YES"in the blank space following! > and call at the
Tenant Selection Office, Third Floor, Kapourales Building, Williamson, W. Va.,
between 9:00 o’clock A.M. and 5:00 o’clock P. N. or telephone 616 for an
appointment.
Student’s name Parent’s name
Please have your parents sign on the lines above and return t
Room teacher*
the neighboring States.
a fairly long period
me tell you about our
The first thing I noa
- quotation from
Washington which
r .bucket down
This rural thedown
its bucket
(pilots isin full swing. They have
I ntivanceiijteaining^hgre;. and some
! of the rKuMntA, tvyht Hp and. did
; acrobatR Wns fo>, us/Tb' -e boys
' axe peri^t^hilot'S. tbe ^.LU1
of goin^ uji iL HNT ©f MS training'planes
with fne head instructor'wWing
this countryside
from the air.
Greensboro, N. C., Monday
One of the interesting things we
6aw near Tuskegee was a rural
theatre.' The actors had bpM the
stage and arranged the ro<M for
the audience. There were rough
benches, an open, fire and some
interesting masks for decoration
Ion the walls. It was called The
i Bucket Theatre”, and on the^sign
outside was
! Booher T.
read: "?ut your
where you are.”
i atre is putting < ' ’
in that community.
Saturday morning the Tuskegee
Institute trustees met again and 1
in the. afternoon we visited the
hospital, listened to the nealtn |
I problems which Tuskegee is try- ■
I ins td ameliorate. I had the pleasi
live of going through the new
I unit for the treatment of infantile
paralysis which has been in-
. stalled here by the National
I Foundation for infantile Paralysis
I am taking back a book ot
pictures so that the President will
■ have an opportunity to see ‘tvhat
it looks like. ’
schoolbooks anlWr teachers
I receive' slightly hiMer salaries
I than teachers receive in some ot
Dr Chenault is the only negio
doctor in the country who has]
[ties which only surgery and care
can cure. These MUGEs, Play
around open hearths; where the ,
tire burns to heat thA .cabim and!
cook the food, There are.no guard.
i ' We went out to the
field where- 'a civil aeronautHS'j
I ttip. tonchin-g rif chtored i
m nhv 'vea^teta.nd our hosts, Br. and,
1 HrF' WM-M.' fere carryckS, on
! M^weWMM: ' 45/W^U ji
! ' ■ Sunday, motn-B
ini ■ ah^W^’ve "to Mobile .tot* *T|
I l^cture^ytnen flew to Grebfisboro, |
joth the: president at Fort Bragg. T
E. R.' . . ' ' 'I I1
BY
j Eleanor
. Roosevelt
MOBITjE, Ala., Sunday - Erl-1
day morning/we all. sMysofemnly I
around . a table and discussed
business of which I .knew little,
for this was my firhtfjj meeting -
with tAh Rosenwald Fund : Trus- ;
------ ---- ’ -*.- tees. After a delicious lunhh et
NV c. and now we are_ leaving p,gxgthyAaN, the, Tuskegee guest
Thouse. E' 'real education .for the
111 day began., ,.
. Incidentally, I would like to
say a word about this* guest house
at Tuskegee, Institute. It wack arranged
years ago by the college
to .receive 1S
a most comfortable and homelike
place. The students in the home
economics and commercial dietetics
course cook, and serve the
food, and better food and service
I have never seen.
Flowers are charmingly arranged
and, as I came up the
stairs, |
very good photograph of my*
uncle, roicture* 1 looked down at me also ,
from the wall at the trustees
meeting, so that I felt that the
family has had some connection
here over
lof years.
Now let
afternoon. . .... _ . .
ticed is that the land about us is]
badly eroded. Neither white-nori
colored farmers can make a liv-1
ing on this land as it is. None of I
them can afford to put in the 1
capital which will be needed to |
bring it back, and at the samel
time keep their families from I
starvation. , , I
Even the good farmer barely !
makes a meagre existence. That, |
I think, explains the fact that, f
without assistance from outside, l
the schools are at such a level I
that one wonders whether it is I
possible for the children to learn i
anything at all. We were, of]
course, visiting Negro Schools, |
and it is fair to Suppose that ]
white schools would be better. |i
Even one hundred 'percent better
than those we saw, however,
would’hardly satisfy you if you
believed education was necessary]
for participation in our demo-l|
cratic form of government. _ , I
Three of the schools we visited];
have some help from Tuskegee |i
Institute. One very important wky 1
of cooperating with the rural L
schools is to send out internes I
for three months to live m a I
given neighborhood, and to help |
| with the teaching in the .schools
while they are taking their last
year of training as teachers at ]
Tuskegee. Only one school which |
we visited yesterday includes two
years of high school. Most of
them have only six grades. A|
schooliwWk .received no help,
was taught by one woman who
* tried tHWiMArMh^ed program]
to yoMMsrs in all six grades.
ThA Doit:, to provide a hot
IlvncMM ®tereated.-'i’me. Itz one
IschobDML teaHmrs -live.An the
schoolMKs, therefore, are able,
to eook^Mid.sars-e lunch on the
vremiMWMM^ t ckMoo^Lhs
food isMSkMLi° * vfM -
^oughlWWUMbools E
-VVLTmtzZ.'
' heat chilly
days.' Mia oWW’ iWMaken some
forward steps—shU-chrovides free
The days at Tuskegee Kaye
I given 7 me much to^Mistk^Abouti
I To see a group of, MbDMArorklTlK
logKtzery for impfove^nt of uhy
conditio ns
, Tfie'sStmlenis' seem' UtEM: bM at
I least they are understood f ahd
I people are working '.otlMSWMk- i
I Garver has been at work fori
I looked straight at a
Theodore Roosevelt. His
re-
ST. JAMES A. M. E.
[land m ms uiumw. —
\ Hook then went on to show«
*»«“?“£* J5X ->r I
1942, the House economists lop-?
ped off §6,300,00V. yet-the bilb
was still $21,500,000 above 1941.;
Of the 20 congressmen who ap-'
peared before the committee handling
the bill, all but one asked.
that
cash
a
BY
Eleanor
Roosevelt
a people,
income is I
year, must
which they
to avoid,, or
The only other
Ecoopmy Is A Fine Thing
—For The Other’ Fellow'
tphuew cini teOr'- n"a ‘“ti6o na--l Ladie- s ' Garmen.t '
Workers Union allows no race discrimination.
In all the other
fields ok training, employment
opportunities for Negro girls aS •
against t^hite giris? are extremely
limited.
This living in a democracy is a
problem, isn't it?; R.
| (Copyright, 194!'?W^6nit^d
Feature Syndicate, Inc.) *
took thought that ought to come
Jut th^eby reducmg ^aPP^
| ptiation _to $ McCormack
MGE
I he had proved his poin , bg_
I S’”1 ,T'!n »'..« ■« »>» Mlh
I his own district. inci-
I Immediately aitei in
■■ 1i dent,, there was anoatphperr op1Lr6iIaUt inLg
l!wu7'd„"ye"^nmm^I
Ieconomy booster nirksen ■
■ i ..7 vpcoguize the tact that M
■ [comes time ’ • nsiv expended ..I
-"-I ■ plause, but, P. ». ■
■I money. ■
r I TTTcm TRY TO FIND ONE I
■ Now all thhiNs iiss ,m ere tchhei cckoenn ■■ Ised—mere fiB^ood g |
deratioii. of t R ,g the|
■ongress passes ou ^t that]
erfect example erlty ebout I
here is no . than there!
iConomy in Most recent!
•8h ' a1n1e1 e cCoonngferessss ^hna^d to fgaremt tijgarh-t1!
ivns on the q House passed I
ity l5^h ^ appropriation of
-ML nno The5Senate raised
$212,00. , • the House I
It to ^SO.OOO.OOO ^n fflent of
concurred. In tne v p {or
interior appropriat_____
“The Windows of the Soul'
will be the subject of the sermon
by the Rev. Irvy H. Gary, pastor,
at the morning service. The senior
choir will provide the music.
The evening service will begin
at 8:00 o'clock. The pastor will
preach using as the subject of the
sermon, "How One King's Life
Ended.” The music will be furnished
by the junior choir.
The Sunday school will me^t
at 9:45 a. m., Mrs. Hattie Edwards
supt'd. The Allen Christian
Endeavour League will meet at
7.00 p. m. ;-
To these services a cordial
welcome awaits you.
DELBARTON BAPTIST
Sunday school will meet at 10
o’clock and the regular Sunday
WASHINGTON, Tuesday — I '
asked Mr. John Collier, of the
Office of Indian Affairs, to come
in late yesterday afternoon to tell
me something about the Navajo
situation, about which I wrote m
my column a few days ago.
It appears that the land on the
reservation, in eighty-one years,
has completely changed because
of over-grazing. What was once
meadow land with plenty of water
and beautiful grass, in now practically
desert. The wooded slopes
I have disappeared, floods wash
away the top soil and the grass
no longer exists. It is quite evident
that, in order to bring it
back, there must be a drastic curtailment
of cattle, wild horses,
goats and sheep.
This means
whose average
I only about $120
either go on relief,
I want at all costs
I starvb to< death. —- - - ,, i
■ solution seems to be the vossibil-
. ity of, carrying through an imga
tion project which will allow them
to irrigate enough land so the
can raise crops to ^ed their «a -
tie ,at certain times, “^“2%
grow notne cash crop it the dim
culty of transportation can be |
> 1 overcome, |
> The decision on the irrigation |
[ is. of course, up to Congress. M
“ I the present time, I can quite nn-
1 der stand the argument against
Hutting money, into^ a n y t-h t -MH
are
on [
•S.T A., of whom 1,245 are girls. I
This group comprises 15.6 per >
cent of the program in New York
City There is no discrimination t
in training and it is open to all
, girls. It has been found that the -
’ Negro girls are fitted to taLS |
‘ training in as many different |
fields as the white girls, but 11 ,
New York City and the State, -he
'greatest number of employment
opportunities for Negro girls are ,
in domestic service.
The next employment opportunities
lie in . the operation or
power sewinMgU ir.dmi ■ achines, because. -r _ finvmant
By PETER EDSON
Daily News Washington
Correspondent
WASHINGTON, June 12.There
will be heard a certain amount X WWWL,WW>W^W oratorical sharpshooting at tne hor increased appropriations,
subject of economy on the con-1
gressional froht in the near future,
but whether the shells will |r
be blank cartridges or honest-to-S
goodness ball ^ammunition, followed
by a bayonet charge that
will cut to. shreds the appropria- 1
tions for non-defense items is az
question that will be answered
only when the battle is over and
! the targets are examined. I
1 Congressmen being congress- 8
men, it is this department’s guess |
that the battle will be a sham, I
deciding nothing except that we ||
will go merrily on our spending J
wav. And the old cry of ■ Spend ? ,
We haven’t begun to spend, will
be heard again throughout the ,
nand. Even the President has indicated
he would like to have
/borne suggestions for cuts Ploasej
leive us some suggestions—at tne
I game time indicating that it was •
(the responsibility of the pe0^Jel
in the House and Senate to make
the
Economy is one of those noble
Ideals that everybody believes in,
but nobody does anything about.
One congressional war horse,
Robert F. Rich of Woolrich, Pa.,
gets up in the House at least
once every day and angrily de- .
rides the Congress for its extravagance.
But he has performed^ so
many times his thick-skinned colleagues
pay no attention.
economy
COMES HOME Other harpers on economy, perhaps
realizing that Rich overdoes
this stuff, comes in only now and
[then for a tirade. John Tabor of
Auburn, N. Y., ranking Republican
on the House Appropriations \
Committee, has coined the phrase
"anti-defense” spending for some
of the luxuries of NY A, WPA and
the food stamp plan. The name
/ maEyv Sertiectkt , M. Dicksen of - P.e k. in,
Ill. is another of the believers
I in economy who makes frequent
» * anef effective speeches. And yet,
the other day there was before
Congress an obscure item of
ri20.,000 for the "propagation oi
i food ' fishes” and congressmen
Rich and Tabor were both interested.
.Congressman Frank;^
Hthoeo kfu no fo f Icrrounciwfyoinogd .b,o^t1-h g”enntule -
men With aann aamm endmeneti nKtoO OcOut.
I committee
I m-iatioii, charging that tne risn
I -rnacdk etWeeirldin gL oifuet fitS. e“rvHicee sawysa st hias
f is ^racketeering outfit,” charged
H| aHllooowk a“nb eceaxucsees sitvhee y_ amwoouulndt for
! hand in his dictrict.
which can be set aside^to be done
when the defense period is over.
Still, if Congress decides that this
is necessar^’ If seems to me that
they have S joint responsibility 1
with the Office of Indian Affairs !
to devise some means by which
these naturally independent American
citizens can earn their living
and not feel dependent upon the!
Government for a chance merely!
to survive.
Here is another problem which i
has come to me. You know and
I know how bitterly the N e g r oJ
people are disturbed over their in-,
ability to participate in national |
defense, or to obtain employment
in defense industries. Here again,
there are many difficulties and
complications. But there is just
one little item into which I think
all of us could look in our
spective communities.
In New York City there
2,845 Negro youth workers
15 6 Pol
“ty'
186 Unfurnished Apt’s for Rent I
VICTORIA COURT and Williamson Terrace—Row rents . for low-income families., Living room, kitchen, bath. 2 bedrooms: water 1 n c 1 u de d. Monthly rents $12.25 to $16.25. Is your income » low enough. Rhone 616. ■
June: Mons. & Thurs.
4- 3- ‘ 4'1
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86 Unfurnished Apt’s for Rent
VICTORIA COURT and Williamson Terrace—Low rents for low- income families. Living, room, kitchen, bath, one bed-room. Water included. Monthly rents j $11.50 to riS SO Is your income low enough? Phone 616. |
June: Tues. & uri.
4- ii-'h-i
I ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS I The Housing Authority of the' City of Williamson, West Vir-1
j ginia Will receive ^sealed bids for g furnishing and installing gas j
1 ranges, space heaters and gar- J bage cans for the two low-rent j ‘ housing projects known as:
Victoria Court Housing i
I Project (W.Va.8-1)
Williamson Terrace Housing
Project (W.Va.8-2) I
• located in the City of William- t son, West Virginia, in accord- | ahCe with specifications prepared J by Meaner. & Handloser, Inc.;
’Architects, Huntington, West {.Virginia, until 12 o'clock noon | (Eastern Standard Time) on the . j 7th dav of July, 1941, at the of- ;
fice of the Housing Authority of j the City of Williamson, West I Virginia, in the' City Hall, Wil- I ! Ramson, West Virginia, at which 1 time and .place all bids will be j ! publicly opened and real aloud- I Specifications and bid docu-1 ments covering all the above t mentioned items are on file at I
4 the office of the Housing. Author-8 jty of the City of Williamson, | West. Virginia in the City Hall, f
I Williamson, West Virginia, where? 1 they will be made available with-8 out charge to interested andl qualified prospective bidders. g Plans and specifications covers , f ing the various buildings to be ! supplied with the equipment to be bid on are also on file at the office of the Housing Authority
I of the City of Williamson, West
I Virginia at the above named ad-j . dross where they may be examined by. prospective bidders.
The Housing Authority of the i ICity of Williamson, West Vir- j ginia reserves the right to reject j any or all bids and to waive in- | formalities in the bidding.
The successful bidder or bid-
I ders may be required to furnish satisfactory performance and Payment Bonds. ,
■ a certified check or bank draft j payable to the Housing Authority I of the City of Williamson, West | Virginia, in an amount equal to five per cent (5) of the largest
| possible bid, or combination of I bids, which can be accepted from any one bidder,, must be submitted with each bid.
No. bid may be withdrawn for a period of thirty ( days after opening of bids without the consent of the Housing Authority of the City of Williamson, West Virginia. . - ’
1 HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF WILLIAMSON; WEST
, / VIRGINIA,
By: S. P- Goodman, Executive Director.
6:12-19-26
LET CONTRACT
FOR HEATERS
Contract for 110. coal fired] space heaters has been'awarded] I the 'W’iniatason Supply Co. by the | Housing Authority of the City of ! WillianisOn, it was announced to- I day bv S. P. Goodman, executive director. ' >
This was the last of several I equipment contracts awarded by I the local authority, the others being for kitchen ranges, using natural gas for fuel, garbage and . ash, cans, etc. !
All of these contracts are sub- \ jHct- to approval by the United ' States Housing Authority.
Delivery of the space heaters j for installation before October 1 has been assured, Mr. Goodman said today. Both projects, Victoria Court, West Williamson, for white tenants, and Williamson Terrace, Vinson street, for colored |l tenants,’ will be completed so that!! occupancy will start October 1. II
Priority being given defense I and war materials caused some I anxiety about delivery on sched- I ule of equipment for the two I projects but assurance has been given that there will be no delay.
Visitors last night, at the two |

units numbered about 10 §, it was

announced by Mrs. Mildred Gaal, tenant selection supervisor. One , apartment in each unit has been |
i completely furnished tor demon- ;
i stration purposes. Opened Sunday i for the first time they were | viewed by about 400 interested
I persons.
M0V1NO IS r
I NEARWLOCAL 1
HOUSING UNITS
Both Proje^^Will Be] Ready For Occupancy I Soon; Merchant Is Named Custodian
Moving day, is'nearing for the I one hundred or more families ac- | cepted as tenants in the city’s; i two low rent housing projects. j One hundred and ten apartments, 7 2. in Victoria court, for white families and 38 in Williamson Terrace, for colored families, | are nearing completion at a cost
I in excess of $400,000.
Finishing touches are now be- | ing added and both projects will ; \ be ready for occupancy bn Octo- j

ber. 1, - the day set some months ago.
D. Z. Merchant, who has been named custodian, has moved into the. apartment alloted him in Victoria Court.
S. P. Goodman, executive director of the Housing Authority of the City of Williamson, said today that about 75 per cent of ! the accepted applicants have signed leases.
A few apartments in each pro- ! ject- are ye.t available largely be- I cause of the rejection of appli- 1 cants’who failed, to qualify.
Final inspection of the two ' projects is being made today by Harry Lovejoy and Marshall G. I I Laigle, representing ,J the U. 8- I Housing Authority.
Neighborgall & Leach, Hunt- ! ington firm, had the-general con- ■ struction contract and will finish I

the work, at the stipulated time. .
An additional $6,000 is being j expended, Mr. Goodman an- i I nounced today, on a recreation i area, not originally provided, at] Williamson Terrace. Because of the lateness of the season playground equipment will not be immediately installed;
Space heaters, using coal for \ | fuel and kitchen ranges, using j I natural gas, have been placed in the apartments and are now be- i ing connected.
Local Tenants Are Moving Into
WHA Apartments
. Tenants‘ are moving int o Williamson’s two low-rent housing projects, but it will be some time before "all of the apartments are filled. Applications havelbeen approved for only : about . 75 per cent of the units.
Finishing touches were added to the 110 apartments in time for accepted, families to start moving' in TLesday.' Others moved in yesterday and additional families will takef possession of their apartments . by October 15.
Applications are still bejng accepted for ■ tenancy at.; .Victoria Court in West Williamson, where 72 apartments are ready for white families, and at Williamson Terrace in Williamson hollow, where 38 colored families will be accomodated.
TENANTS HAPPY
AFTER MONTH IN
NEW WHA HOMES’
Occupancy Percentage t
High With- Greatest |
Demand Tor Units
With Five Rooms
gunireil I
Happy and contented in their I
new, modern homes is the re- I
port from the tenants in Williamson’s
two low rent housing f
projects after the first month ot
occupancy. - i
Of the 110 apartments made
available OctoberZl’ in .Victoria I
Court, for wjfee families, and
Williamson,-'Terrace for cVzo;. a
familietzZkhe percentage of occupanciy
is higher than for similar
projects in other" cities.
Greatest demand has been for
! five room apartments and none
J are now avalable although a waiti
Ing list is being maintained to
Mrs. Mildred Gaal, tenant seled
ition supervisor. The five room'
! apartments have three bed rooms.
Available in both units are
smaller apartments with one and
!two bed rooms.
As one of the outside finishing
!touches shubbery and shade trees
j are now being planted by the
■ Pott er Nursery, Huntington,
I under a sub-contract., Play areas
will notz be equipped' "until next
spring.
Each unit has a care taker, n>
I Z. Merchant being in charge, of
I Victoria Court and Napoleon
I MDtzritzk -of Williamson Terrace.,
( Application Of prospective ten-6
1 ants are investigated by Mrs. B
I Howard Farley and Mabel Wimaf
Objective of the federal govttl
ernment, in collaboration with
the local authority, to provide alow
cost fully equipped modern
homes for families in the low i
wage brackets is being accom-
P Rents, surprisingly low include
city water service, the tenants
papiig for other. .
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NO SET MINIMUM J INCOME REQUIRED FOR WHA TENANCY!
Too Much Income Bar To Tenancy, But No Set Maximum ; Rules For Occupancy Simple
No minimum »ncomo is stipulated for prospective tenants in Williamson’s two low rent hous- ! ing projects. All that is required in this regard is sufficient earnings to pay the moderate rents I which range from $1(1.50 to! $16.75 per month in Victoria! Court, for white tenants, and from $11.50 to $12.75 in Williamson Terrace, for colored: tenants.
Toy much income is a bar to tenancy as both projects are in- I tended Tor persons in the low in-
l come brackets. There is no fixed i I maximum, however, because! ! many deductions from gross in- I come are allowed.
With a better understanding of' I the simple rules.and requirements [ there has been a sharp increase I I in the number of applicants, Mrs. \ L Mildred Gaal, tenant selection supervisor, said today.
Persons in the low income! i brackets Phose present abodes are substandard are eligible as
I tenants if they have resided in I I Williamson or within a five mile radius the last six months. This riile opens tenancy to persons living in Pike county, along the river front or on Buffalo or Syca- within the five I mile radius and otherwise eli- giblef < . - !
, Apartments in the two projects vary insize with ■ one, two, or tMee bed rooms. All have tpl> baths, gas ranges,, space heaters j and plenty of closet space. Each apartment has a pantry or utility! cabinet. .
included in the monthly rentals above quoted is ' city water service. Tenants must pay for other utilities-such as gas, electricity
and. teTAhone-
HoiriHbf the. three .room apKxt- meuts,are ori-tt'he jiii^^-NoonUok. the“ building and. syMqU-oi^UM second flybys. '
room apartments LWstzMMMj, I story sleeMnK quarters. B
Victoria Court.will have units in seven buildings- ana Williamson Terrace 38 un^ts in! five buildings. The grounds arej , to be landscaped and play areas I provided.
There Will be no through traf- | fic but only a service lane in Vic-j I toria court, thus minimizing the danger of injury to children at play. .
| In addition to kitchen ranges, etc. within the apartments coal bins, garbage pails and clothes lines 'will be provided. Pantries or utility cabinets are big enough for the operation of washing machines.
As to present sub-standard living conditions prospective tenants! can easily and quickly enlighten! themselves. Rated as sub-stand-1 ard are dwellings unfit for hu-.l man occupation or in need of I major repairs arid if the houses 8 lack any or all of the following | facilities: private, bath or show-1 er, indoor running water, ade-| quate heating and lighting fa-1 cilities, “private indoOr* toilet. 9 Overcrowding or if two or morel families .are, living together without adequate room are - other! substandard factor?. 7. .
To- /.combat ridiculously false | I reports' it1- is pointed .opt that .Price 'a tenant is accepted he. will, -^ave i the same .freedom Privileges> as ard granted by landlords of
I privately, owned properties.'
1. Pbor'hoatirigrfacilities?
2. ic wiring?
3. No running water?
4. No bath or shower?
5. No inside toilet?
6. No electricity?
7. Makeshift partitions, allowing no privacy?
8. Not enough sleeping rooms for the number of people in the family?
9. Is it on an alley, or back of a store?
10. Is it in need of major repairs?
11. Does it have windows in all the rooms?
12. Do ifere than one family share the Mtchon, bath or toilet?
13. Is it excessively damp?
14. Are the houses very close together, giving poor ventilation?
IF YOU ARE RENTING YOUR PRESENT HOME AND IT CONTAINS ONE OR MORE
OF THE ABOVE FEATURES YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO LIVE IN ONE OF THE DWELLINGS
NOW BEING CONSTRUCTED Bf THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF WILLIAMSON,
WEST VIRGINIA.
38 dwellings for Negro families of 3 rooms, 4 rooms and 5 rooms each
are being constructed for families whose net income does not exceed $1100.00
at rents ranging from $11,50 to $12.75 a month. Rent includes water, gas
cooking range, kitchen cabinet, window shades, and coal-fired space heaters.
An equipped play ground will be provided for children. Families with children
are preferred.
If you are interested in one of these model dwellings, please write
in the word "YES"in the space following: , and call at the Tenant
Selection Office, Third Floor, Napourales Building, City, between 9:00
o’clock A. M, and 5:00 o'clock P, M. or telephone 616 for an appointment.
Student’s name Parent’s name
Address
Please have parents print name and address on lines
;urn to Home Room teacher.
COMMUNICATION
(Editor’s note—This [column provides
an opportunity /for the free
expression of views and opinions,
and these may not necessarily set
forth the attitude Of this newspaper.)
‘Any Time, Any Place”] FOR HEATER
your pon
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of hang’
through-
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and the
that the
active the
and I think
becomes
school system shall
it. ■ Heretofore,, in
S®i s5i a A dut. a ® ffi
£ j? a
Victoria
Project
Williamson
... ing Project
located in the
son.
tj supplied with the equipment to
be bid op are also on file at the
office of the Housing Authority
of the City of Williamson, West
Virginia at the above named address
where they may be examined
by prospective bidders.
The Housing Authority of the
City of Williamson, West Virginia
reserves the right to reject
any or all bids and to waive inviewed
by about 400 interesi kormalities in the bidding,
persons. The successful bidder or bid-
-------- 1—-—o—.------------ I ders may be required to furnish
satisfactory Performance and
Payment Bonds.
A certified check or bank draft
payable to the Housing Authority
of the City of Williamson, West
Virginia, in an amount equal to
five per cent (5) of the largest
possible bid, or combination of
bids, which can be accepted from
any one bidder, must be submitted
with each bid.
No bid may be withdrawn for
a period of thirty (SO)- days
after opening of bids without the
consent of the Housing Authority
of the City of Williamson, West
Virginia.
HOUSING
CITY OF
Dear Mr. Fox:
Since I shall become a member
' of the Mingo County Board of
Education on July first, I am taking
this opportunity to write you
concerning things that pertain to
schools and school policies.
The legislature during the last
session enacted a law saying, “No
person shall be eligible for membership
on any school board who
is appointed to public office; provided
however, etc. You know the
provision. It was permitted to be
written in to effect proper support
and passage. The idea the
legislators had in mind was nonpartisanship.
The ultimate aim
—improvement of our schools;
The provision written in may
have seemed, like a lifebuoy to
the drowning, a means
ing on to many members
out the state.
Well, I like 'the law
I spirit of it
i quicker it
I sooner our
■ benefit by
Mingo county we have had too
much domination of elections and
politics by professional politicians
connected with the Board of Education.
Such tactics as have been
displayed in our own county has
brought reproach upon our teachers
and our. schools.. It was because
of such dominations and
, because of it’s far reaching effect
/that-we have the “non-partisan
law” regarding, the election of
school board members.
On July first, this year, we
■shall begin' a new school year.
The fiscal affairs of the Board
shall be known to all that are
interested. The first thing I shall
do when in office is to ask the
Sti Hymn—
th«
Wil
wq
prd
ove
to
. ij
■the ____
I would like to see active superintendents.
I would like to seeall
Board Members working for
the advancement of our educational
system-—not working for
political advantage or advancement.
Fbr these reasons I am asking
you to resign from
sition as a deputy sheriff in this
county. I do not expect you to do
this without proper legal counsel.
I have consulted the Code of
West Virginia (annotated cod^ of
1937) and / find that you have
been ineligible all these years,
to serve as a deputy sheriff. According
to our state laws, which
you have taken an oath to' help
enforce, you are ineligible to
serve as a deputy and perform
any other service or receive any
compensation other than that |
payable to you as a deputy. Chapter
6, Article 3, of the 1937 Code
makes it so clear that a child
may hot misinterpret the intent
of the law. While reading that
chapter you will note there is a
penalty for those that violate—
i the sheriff himself is subject to
be punished where there is ineligibility.
I trust that political viewpoints
will be noticeably absent from
the office of the Board—and, as |
I have already said, I trust that'
this, year we Shall work intelligently,
faithfully and all present
themselves at our next meeting
ready for full year of honest
endeavor to help get our schools
out of the “slump” they are now
in.
I trust you will take this communication
seriously—that you
will be honest with yourself—
that you will not allow yourself
to be ill-advised.
Should you decide to resign
from the Sheriff’s office and remain
a member of the Board I
> believe you will help me rid the
Board of several of the policies
I that have caused it to be in such
!. ill-repute throughout the County
i and in Charleston.
!> Trusting to have an early reDelbarton,
W.
June 25, 1941.
Mr. Roy Fox,
! Member "Board of Education,
i Chief Office Deputy,
Sheriff’s Office,
Williamson, West Virginia.
ADVERTISEMENT fob bids
The Housing Authority of the
I city of Williamson, West Vir-
I ginia will receive sealed bids for
i furnishing" and installing gas
ranges, space heaters and garbage
cans for the two low-rent
housing projects known as:
Court Housing
(W.Va.8-1)
Terrace Hous-
(W.Va.8-2)
... ... WW City of William-
West Virginia, in accord-
AUTH0R1TY OF THE
WILLIAMSON, WEST
VIRGINIA,
By: S. P. Goodman, Executive
6:12-19-26 Director-
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reContract
for 110. coal fit
space heaters has been award
the Williamson Supply Co. by
Housing Authority of the City
Williamson, it was announced |
day bv S. P. Goodman, execut! by Meaner. & Handloser,
director. I Architects,; Huntington, .1
This was the last of seva Virginia,, until 12 o’clock .
(Eastern Standard Time) on the
7th day of July, 1941, at the office
of the Housing Authority of
the City of Williamson, West
Virginia, in the City Hall, Williamson,
West Virginia, at, which
time- and place all bids will be
publicly opened and real aloud.
Specifications and bid documents
covering all the above
mentioned items are on file at
\ sTfong and
Sweet My Father s Oare
Poem, “With . Gon s Help
D8n^t3’-Peggy Wheel-r----- ------------- T^°-T^McviMAcr Poem, u | i'.,-i —jflagranf
practice of nepotism.
equipment contracts awarded |
the local authority, the othl
being for kitchen ranges, us|
natural gas for fuel, garbage a
ash cans, etc.
AH Of these contracts are si
ject to approval by the Un»
States Housing Authority.
Delivery of the space heat]
for installation before October!
has been assured, Mr. Goodnl
said today. Both projects, XI the office of the Housing Authortoria
Court, W’est Williamson, l ity of the City of Williamson,
white tenants, and Williams West Virginia in the City Hall,
Terrace Vinson street, for colol Williamson, West Virginia, where
tenants,’ will be completed so tl they will be made available withoccupancy
will start October out charge to interested and
Priority being given defeJ qualified prospective bidders,
and war materials caused sol -Plans and specifications coveranxiety
about delivery on selling the various^buildings to be
ule of equipment for the L '
projects but assurance has b«
given that there will be no del
Visitors last night at the v
units numbered about 100, it v
announced by Mrs. Mildred Ga
tenant selection supervisor. <i
apartment in each unit has bl
completely furnished for deml
stration purposes. Opened Sun!
for. the first time they wf
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announced. with specifications prepared
Inc.,
West
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The Housing Authority of the City of Williamson,
City Hall
Williamson, West Virginia
COMMISSIONERS
E. F. RANDOLPH, CHAIRMAN
R. M. ROWLAND, VICE-CHAIRMAN
E. R. WARD
C. C. SCOTT
W. H. BRONSON
s. P. GOODMAN, Secretary-Treasurer and Executive Director
' Families Are Eligible To Apply:
IF: They are among the Low-Income Groups.
f IF: They are now living in such dwellings as are unfit for human
I habitation or in need of major repairs.
IF: They are living in dwellings which lack any or all of the following facilities: Private bath or shower, indoor running water; adequate heating facilities, electricty for lighting, private indoor toilet.
(Fl They are overcrowded, or if two or more families are living together without sufficient room.
Such Conditions Are Considered Sub Standard
FACILITIES FOUND IN VICTORIA COURT AND WILLIAMSON TERRACE:
All dwellings are equipped with gas stoves, space heaters and storage cabinets.
Playgrounds are provided for children of school age.
Sandboxes, sprays and other play equipment are available to small children.
TENANCY HOLDS ! WHA ATTENTION
Twelve buildings comprising i Williamson’s two low rent housing projects are now under roof. I
Seven of the buildings form j Victoria Court, West Williamson, for’white tenants. Other five form > Williamson Terrace, Vinson | street, for colored tenants.
With construction up to schedule the Housing Authority of the | City of Williamson is giving attention to the question of tenancy. Modern conveniences of the units ! and the. low rents form a combination that has arrested the interest of hundreds of local residents.
Mrs. Mildred Gaal, chosen some weeks ago by the local authority as tenant, selection supervisor, has returned from Washington, V. C. where she attended a train- 1 ing school for supervisors.
Offices of Mrs. Gaal, where applications of prospective tenants will bq. received,' will be opened April 7 on the third floor of the ' Kapourales building. • !■
A development of the near, future will be the appointment byl! the local authority of two interviewers whose duty will be to investigate all applicants for housing units. This employment will last four or five months and mqn arid women may apply. One white and one colored interviewer will be named.
Examinations of applicants for I the two posts will be conducted at i the office of Mrs, Gaal the nights of April 2, ,3 and 4.
2 INTERVIEWERS WILL BE NAMED
Twelve or more applicants for i !two positions as Interviewers will appear during a three day period beginning tomorrow before Mrs. Mildred Gaal, tenant, selection supervisor of the Housing Au- nthority of the City of Williamson.
Two interviewers, one white and one colored, Will be named for employment to last from four to five months. Selections will be made on the basis of aptitude for the work.
Offices of Mrs. Gaal, on the third floor of the Kapourales building were opened today. City hall offices will be maintained for the accounting and other departments of the work.
I To dispel a raft of false impressions Mrs. Gaal said that all the red tape, if any, concerns only the statements of prospective tenants in their applications. It is only common prudence that such statements be verified before final acceptance of the applicants as tenants.
'Questions to be asked relate mainly to Vocation, income, number in family, previous residence, etc. There will be no embarrassing queries.
Once accepted tenants will have as much freedom as if they rented properties privately owned, j Such silly and false reports have been circulated that lights must be out at midnight, no visitors allowed and no automobiles allowed. AH a tenant need do is obey the law, be mindful of the I rights of others and, of course, \ pay the rent.
Within the next few days Mrs. Gaal will make an important announcement as to applications of prospective tenants.
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cents for the following repairs -
Sectional Bookease-—-——--
Cedar Chest——-----------------
Dsvenpo^----------------
writing Desk----------------------------
Sectional Bookease-----*---*-—
Chiffarobe———————-—
Library table—----------------------------
Wall Desk-——-----~
Utility • -—1*—-—
ALALO»T»«»——---
MW . Signe

Williamson Housing; Authority
Follow Up Contacts from letters Sent Liberty Elementary and High Schools
5-20-I94I Mabel W.Wims
William Scales,Rear 114 West 3rd Ave.,Coal loader, Afl ex, Ky .Mines
Wife,Iboy,9;I girl,7. House condemned. W.H.Preece,owner.
William Douthit,II5 West 3rd Ave.,Plumber,odd jobs.
Wife;I girl,14. House condemned. W.H.Preece,landlord.
Wilburt Webster,E.4th Ave.Laborer,N,& W.Car Dept. .$3.60 per da.
Wife,4 girls,14,12,7,5;! boy 3.
Robert Motley,813 Rear Vinson,Coal leader,N.& W.Mines
Wife,2 girls,14,4.
^•William Page,811 Goodman Ave.,WPA laborer
Wife,3 boys,14,II,2;I girl,4. Harry Schwachter,landlord.
Bennie Jefferson,McCoy Camp,WPA Laborer
Girls,14,12,8,6. Verlie Moore,landlord.
Pauline Belcher,Widow,Day laborer,McCoy Camp.
I boy,16;I girl 14. Verlie Moore,landlord.
SURVEY OF SUBSTANDARD DWELLINGS OCCUPIED BY NEGROES
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Housing Authority of the City of Williarnson,W.Va.
Form 5889 5-45-200M
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*' (Claimant’s Number) *
(Carrier’s Number)
(Name of carrier) (Date)
F.
for.
(City.4 town or station.
Final Destination ...jJ. Routed via
.Co.; Date of Bill of Lading
Remarks
4
Per
Bill of Lading issued by.
Paid Freight Bill (Pro) Number
Name and address of consignee (Whom
If shipment reconsigned enroute, state particulars:
Approved by the Interstate Commerce Commission, Freight Claim Division,
Association of American Railroads, National Industrial Traffic League,
National Association of Railway Commissioners.
DETAILED STATEMENT SHOWING HOW AMOUNT CLAIMED IS DETERMINED.
(Number and description of^articles, nature and extent of loss or damage, invoice price of articles, amount of claim, etc.)
UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY
Standard Form for Presentation of Loss and Damage Claims
(^(Signature of Claimant)
;,;..:...,„...Title
^Claimant should assign to each claim a num-b e- r, i. nserting same in the space provided at the upper righ. t hand corner pf
this form. Reference should be made thereto in all correspondence pertaining to this claim.
♦Claimants will please place check (X) before such of the Documents mentioned as have been attached, and explain
under "Remarks” the absence of any of the documents called for in connection with this claim. When for any reason it is impossible
for claimant to produce original bill of lading, or paid freight bill, claimant should indemnify carrier or carriers against
duplicate claim supported by original documents.
(Please read carefully instructions and suggestions printed on back)
X -r 7 — — — - —— — — - - —.......... —
' V^Js.jjpriginal bill of lading, if not previously surrendered' tfl carrier. ,<
'7P<2?^'®wginal paid freight (“expense”) bill?
^Qr\gjnal invoice or account sales, or certified rooA. ''
ytHBr particulars obtainable in proof of loss^pv^amage claijned. , . Hl..HbH 4 /.
The foregoing statement of facts is hereby certified to W^cprj
IN ADDITION TO THE INFORMATION GIVEN ABQVE.-THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENT^
ARE SUBMITTED IN SUFFORTtOPTHIS CLAIM.* ,7,
i,5.....Aj
(Name of person to whom claim is presei
This claim for is made against the carrier
(Amount of claim)
in connection with the following described shipment:
(loss or damage)
Description of shipment
Name and address of consignor
(Address of
(Name of claimant)
Total Amount Claimed
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Form 5889
UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY
To Claimants:
Persons presenting claims to a carrier will expedite settlement by furnishing the carrier with a complete and detailed statement of all pertinent facts tending to establish the validity of their claim. It is the desire of carriers to settle promptly all valid claims, and the frank and hearty co-operation of the claimant is therefore solicited. Delayed, settlement of claims Is frequently due to the failure of the claimant to furnish carrier with the necessary information and documents with which to make Investigation and establish liability promptly. It should be borne in mind that carriers under the terms of the act to regulate commerce are required to thoroughly investigate each claim before payment. Claimants should, therefore, in every case furnish the carrier, as far as possible, with the information and documents called for on the other side of this form, even though there may be instances when it appears to the claimant that the information called for is more than necessary to establish the validity of the claim. There are claims, e. g., for concealed loss and damage, in connection with which it may be necessary to call for additional information from the claimant before making settlement.
Claimants are requested to make rise of this form for filing claims with carriers. Claims may be filed with the carrier’s agent either at the point of origin or destination of shipment, or direct with the Claim Department of the carrier, and will be considered properly presented only when the information and documents called for on the other side of this form have, as far as possible, been supplied. A duplicate copy thereof should be preserved by the claimant.
Claimants should read carefully the information appearing below.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO CLAIMANTS RESPECTING LOSS AND DAMAGE CLAIMS
Before presenting a claim on account of loss and damage, the following important information respecting claims should be given careful consideration:
1.
The terms under which property is accepted and transported by a carrier are slated on the bill of lading issued by the carrier; also in tariffs and classifications issued or subscribed to by the carrier. Persons intending to file claims should, before doing so, examine the terms and conditions under which property was accepted and transported. If any part of the shipment in question was subject to. the Regulations for the Transportation of Explosives and Other Dangerous Articles, prescribed by
. the Interstate Commerce Commission, pursuant to Acts of Congress, the person filing the claim should know that all of these regulations applicable to the shipment had been complied with.
2.
Carriers and their agents are bound by the provisions of law, and any deviation therefrom by the payment of claims before the facts and measure of legal liability are established will render them, as well as the claimant, liable to the fines and penalties by law. Attention is called to the following extract from Interstate Commerce Commission Conference Ruling No. 68:
“It is not the proper practice for railroad companies to adjust claims immediately on presentation and without investigation. The fact that shippers may give bond to secure repayment in ease, upon subsequent examination, the claims prove to have been improperly adjusted, does not justify the practice.”
3.
In order that the carrier may have an opportunity to inspect goods and thereby properly verify claims, any loss or damage discovered after delivery should be reported to the agent of the delivering line, as far as possible, immediately upon discovery, or within forty-eight hours after receipt of goods by consignee.
4.
Pending the settlement of any dispute or disagreement between the consignee and the carrier as to questions of loss and damage in connection with property transported, the consignee may avoid a possible accrual of demurrage or storage charges, as well as other loss or damage, by promptly accepting the property from the carrier. Such action on his part in no way affects any valid claim which may exist against the carrier.
5.
Under the provisions of the 6th section of the Act to Regulate Commerce, it is unlawful for a carrier to charge or demand or collect or receive, any greater or less or different compensation for the transportation of property than the rates and charges named in tariffs lawfully on file, nor to refund or remit in any manner or by any device any portion of the rates and charges so specified. The refund or remission of any portion of the rates and charges so specified through the payment of fraudulent, fictitious or excessive claims for loss of or damage to merchandise transported is as much a violation of the law as is a direct concession or departure from the published rates and charges.
In this connection, attention is also called to the following important quotation from section 10 of the Act to Regulate Commerce:
“Any common carrier subject to the provisions of this Act, or, whenever such common carrier is a corporation, any officer or agent thereof, or any person acting for or employed by such corporation, who, by means of false billing, false classification, false weighing, or false report of weight, or by any other device or means, shall knowingly and willfully assist, or shall willingly suffer or permit, any person or persons to obtain transportation for property at less than the regular rates then established and in force on the line of transportation of such common carrier, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall, upon conviction thereof in any court of the United States of competent jurisdiction within the district in which such offense was committed, be subject to a fine of not exceeding five thousand dollars, or imprisonment in the penitentiary for a term of not exceeding two years, or both, in the discretion of the court, for each offense.”
“Any person, corporation, or company, or any agent or officer thereof, who shall deliver property for transportation to any common carrier subject to the provisions of this Act, or for whom, as consignor or consignee, any such carrier shall transport property, who shall knowingly and willfully, directly or indirectly, himself or by employee, agent, officer, or otherwise, by false billing, false classification, false weighing, false representation of the contents of the package or the substance of the property, false report of weight, false statement, or by any other device or means, whether with or without the consent or connivance of the carrier, its agent, or officer, obtain or attempt to obtain transportation for such property at less than the regular rates then established and in force on the line of transportation; or who shall knowingly and willfully, directly or indirectly, himself or by employee, agent, officer, or otherwise, by false statement or representation as to cost, value, nature, or extent of injury, or by the use of any false bill, bill of lading, receipt, voucher, roll, account, claim, certificate, affidavit, or deposition, knowing the same to be false, fictitious, or fraudulent, or to contain any false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry, obtain or attempt to obtain any allowance, refund, or payment for damage or otherwise in connection with or growing out of the transportation of or agreement to transport such property, whether with or without the consent or connivance of the carrier, whereby the compensation of such 'carrier for such transportation, either before or after payment, shall in fact be made less than the regular rates then established and in force on the line of transportation, shall be deemed guilty of fraud, which is hereby declared to be a misdemeanor, and shall, upon conviction thereof in any court of the United States of competent jurisdiction, within the district in which such offense was wholly or in part committed, be subject for each offense to a fine of not exceeding five thousand dollars or imprisonment in the penitentiary for a term of not exceeding two years, or both, in the discretion of the court: Provided, That the penalty of imprisonment shall not apply to artificial persons.”
INSTRUCTIONS
Loss discovered after delivery of shipment to consignee shall be reported by the consignee or consignor to agent of carrier immediately upon discovery, and in any event within fifteen days after receipt, and contents and container held for inspection by carrier, with a statement of facts or circumstances evidencing loss prior to delivery by carrier. Inspection by carrier shall be made when practicable, and in any event within forty-^ight hours, and shall include examination of package and contents for evidence of abstraction of the missing goods, checking contents with invoice and weighing for comparison with shipping weight; also investigation of cartman’s record of handling shipment. Report of inspection shall be made in duplicate on A. R.. A. Freight Claim Division Standard Form No. FCD-16 and signed by carrier’s a^ent and consignee, one copy thereof to be retained by consignee and attached to claim for loss if made’ In case no inspection is made by carrier’s agent, consignee’s inspection shall be accepted as carrier’s inspection. If investigation develops that the loss occurred with carriers, the 15 days’ clause shall not be invoked. 1
In case of damage or injury to a shipment, which is not totally de ' ' r, it is the legal duty of the consignee or owner to f, anckin the interest of all concerned to employ ' vailable means to conserve the lading and the loss. It is not a proper practice for the consignee or owner
stroyed or worthless.
promptly accept the property
promptly every reasonable and avi
minimize
to refuse to accept such goods when tendered for delivery by the carrier. Acceptance of such goods does not jeopardize any proper claim which the consignee or owner may have against tnV carrier for damage or injury to the property and for which the carrier may be legally liable.
Damage to contents of package discovered after delivery of shipment to consignee shall be reported to agent of carrier immediately upon discovery or in any event within 15 days after receipt, and container and contents 'ield for inspection by carrier, with, a statement of facts or circumstances kidencing damage prior to delivery by carrier. Inspection shall be made ^k-arriers when practicable., and iri any event within 48 .hours after notice. In case no inspection is made by carrier’s agent, consignee’s inspection shall be accepted as carrier’s inspection. Report of inspection shall be made in duplicate on standard form and signed by carrier’s agent and consignee, one copyv thereof to be retained by consignee and attached to claim for damage if made. If investigation develops that the damage occurred with carriers, then the 15-day clause shall not be invoked.
In case inspection is not made by carrier’s representative, detail of findings of inspection by consignee shall be furnished carrier’s agent immediately upon completion,of inspection.
Notice of loss or damage may be given carrier’s agent by telephone or in person, and in either event shall be confirmed by .mail.
Failure of consignee to comply with the foregoing regulations shall be regarded as indicating complete delivery of freight by carrier in good order.
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UNION PACIFIC BAILROAD COMPANY
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INSPECTION REPORT OF LOSS OR DAMAGE DISCOVERED
AFTER DELIVERY OF FREIGHT
Station 3ME Date of Inspection----- ---------------------------
Shipment of—---------- From —Sfc*------
Consignor AV.M* ----------- Consignee MPff* —MilMI------
WaybilllXSLS— Date ' Pro. No. SU^ar No. y..-0^Qk—Initials—-------
WAd fchBff ■-• , _ M /MA /AW Date shipment arrived *.». * Date and hour delivered—-f / vN.L-------
Name of drayman—O&SE Date and hour received by consignee IM
If shipment in possession of drayman over night, state where held and how'protected
Were goods unpacked before this inspection was made?-^WADate unpacked T/» .
When did consignee give notice or request inspection?- 7/LS
If shortage claimed, what evidence did you discover indicating robbery during transportation
?---------------------------------- ------------------- ----- ---- --------- -— ----r—----------- ——
Was there sufficient space in package to contain missing goods?—'——---- Xy
Did comparison of check with invoice, or weighing package verify loss?----------------
If wooden box, was it new?------------------- Was it corded or strapped?---------------- -A.----
If fibre-board box, were flaps sealed and glued ? 1____—---------- —jL - -
If damage claimed, did package or contents indicate the cause?—
Was damage of such nature that it could have been noticed at time of delivery?
How were goods packed?
If improperly boxed, crated, wrapped or packed, how in your judgment should they
have been packed or prepared for shipment? _____ l___
Have goods any salvage value?^ HMM----If so, what disposition will be made of them ?
If similar inspections made of previous shipmf ntsfor this consignee state circumstances
and results . .< X ,
State fully the extent of loss or damage found to exist and any additional facts or information
that may have material bearing upon the question of carriers’ responsibility for
the loss or damage claimed. If necessary, attach special memorandum hereto*
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Inspection
report must be
licate retained
make notation
must be made in accordance with instructions on back of this form. This
made in triplicate, original to be sent to Freight Claim Department, dupas
station record and triplicate given to const"""? if. requested. Do
on freight bill to cover ^^"—j /delivery; —
Approved bv IS 4
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Form 766
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Consignee MRS MA3EL W1MS 711 W MORGAN
2-47—450M Sets
Agency JUL 24 47
Freight T
Bill No J
194
20644
Destination Route UP
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To .Uoioh- 'PeoiTio.-Railroad' Compares vf., For Charges on Articles Transported:
SHIP RAIL VIA UNION PACIFIC
COURTESY, SAFETY AND RELIABLE SERVICE
FREIGHT BILL
The Original P?id Freight Bill must be Surrendered for Overcharges to be refunded
and must accompany Claims for Overcharge, Loss or Damage,
WAYBILLED FROM
LA CALIF
WAYBILL DATE AND NO.
7 22 4? 1S04
FULL NAME OF SHIPPER
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CAR INITIALS AND NO.
UP 195270
POINT AND DATE OF SHIPMENT CONNECTING LINE REFERENCE PREVIOUS WAYBILL REFERENCES
MRS ROBERT AUSTIN
ORIGINAL CAR INITIALS AND NO.
NUMBER OF PACKAGES, ARTICLES AND MARKS WEIGHT RATE FREIGHT ADVANCES TOTAL
1 CTN MATTRESS ' W/C ON WILLIAMS
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TOTAL PREPAID $_____________________ __
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Federal Tax
LOCATION
Received payment for the Company___________ ,__________________ 194__
' _______________ _____________________■ ___________________ _ Agent
Total
Warehouse Post or Section Prepaid
To Collect
Per_______ _______________ -_______ '__________ _________ ^Cashier or Collector Make Checks Payable to the Company
SUBJECT TO DEMURRAGE OR STORAGE CHARGES, OR BOTH, AS PROVIDED IN TARIFFS
SHIP RAIL VIA UNION PACIFIC
COURTESY, SAFETY AND RELIABLE SERVICE
Form 756
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Destination Route ,E
(POINT OF ORIGIN TO DESTINATION)
To Union Pacif I© Railroad Company, or., For Charges on Articles Transported.
WAYBILLED FROM
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POINT AND DATE OF SHIPMENT
WAYBILL DATE AND NO.
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CONNECTING LINE REFERENCE
FULL NAME OF SHIPPER
PREVIOUS WAYBILL REFERENCES
CAR INITIALS AND NO.
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ORIGINAL CAR INITIALS AND NO.
NUMBER OF PACKAGES, ARTICLES AND MARKS
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WEIGHT RATE
JST4HFREIGHT
ADVANCES TOTAL
OF 6 -L
TOTAL PREPAID $ Federal Tax
Total ' ....
Prepaid______ _____________ _
To Collect
Make Checks Payable to the Company
SUBJECT TO DEMURRAGE OR STORAGE CHARGES, OR BOTH, AS PROVIDED IN TARIFFS
SHIP RAIL VIA UNION PACIFIC
COURTESY, SAFETY AND RELIABLE SERVICE
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Form 7S6
■LA'S'VEGAS NEVADA
Union Pacific Railroad Company,
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MRS ROBERT AUSTIN
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Housing Authority of the City of Williamson, W. Va.
COMMISSIONERS
E. F. RANDOLPH, CHAIRMAN
R. M. ROWLAND, VICE-CHAIRMAN
E. R. WARD
C. C. SCOTT
W.H.BRONSON
S. P. GOODMAN, Secretary-Treasurer
AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
TENANT SELECTION OFFICE
KA POURALES BUILDING
WILLIAMSON, WEST VIRGINIA
TELEPHONE...........-
OFFICE HOURS:
Re:
Dear
Your name has been given as a previous employer reference by the above- named applicant for a dwelling unit in »
May we request your cooperation in supplying the following information, which we assure you will be kept in strict confidence. A self-addressed envelope is enclosed for your reply.
As you doubtless know, we are legally required to verify the income from all sources, of families applying for admission to low-rent housing projects built by the Housing Authority of the City of Williamson, West Virtinia.
Sincerely yours,
Housing Authority of the
City of Williamson, W. Va.
By_______________
Mildred H. Gaal,
Encl. Supervisor of Tenant Selection
1.
Employed: FromTo ............Occupation
mo. yr. $10. yr.
2.
Chance of re-employment: Yes........No.........Unknown................
3.
Basis of Pay: SalaryCommissionOther..
4.
Paid: Weekly............Semi-monthly..........Monthly........Other.....
5.
Gross income during: $$....$.....$
1941 1940 1939 1938
6.
Total deduction during: H........H.$.....H
1941 1940 1939 1938
7.
Were deductions made for Social Security and/or Unemployment Compensation
Benefits?................
8.
Other deductions?Specify.....................................--
9. Reason for leaving:..................................................................
REMARKS
Date Si gnatur ......................
Firm......................................
National Association for the Advancement of Colored JJeople WASHINGTON BUREAU Esuite 410 • woodward building
* 733 15th STREET, N.W.
WASHINGTON^ D. C. 20005
LEGISLATIVE MEMORANDUM (202) 638-2269 JUNE 22, 1977
FROM: CLARENCE MITCHELL
DIRECTOR . WASHINGTON BUREAU, NAACP
On June 16, 1977|Pthe House considered 7555, the Labor-HEW Appropriations bill. Representative Ronald Mottl (D-Ohio) offered an amendment which ’prohibits the use of any funds for busing students to any school other than the school nearest the student’s home, even after any mergingpairing, or clustering of such school with any other school." This is a dangerous amendment, designed to frustrate school desegregation. We are attaching the list of those who voted for this amendment which was accepted by a vote of 225 to 157.
IF YOUR CONGRESSMAN’S NAME IS ON THIS LIST, PLEASE.LET HIM KNOW THAT YOU DO NOT LIKE THE WAY HE VOTED
FOR MOTTL AMENDMENT
ALABAMA
Bevill Dickinson Flowers Nichols Edwards
ALASKA
Young
ARIZONA
Rhodes Rudd Stump
ARKANSAS
Alexander Hammerschmidt
CALIFORNIA CONNECTICUT GEORGIA INDIANA
Anderson Cotter Barnard Fvans^"
Burgener Sarasin Brinkley
Clawson, Del Evans »
Danielson DELAWARE Flvnt Myers
Doman Fowler Quayle
Leach
Goldwater
Johnson
Evans
Ginn Jenkins
KANSAS Glickman
Ketchum
FLORIDA
Levitas
Skubitz
Lagomarsino
McDonald
Winn
Lloyd
Bafalis
Mathis
Moorhead
Bennett
KENTUCKY
Pettis
Burke
ILLINOIS
Rousselot
Chappell
Carter
Sisk
Fuqua
Annunzio
Hubbard
Wilson, Bob
Gibbons
Corcoran
Natcher
Krebs
Kelly
Crane
Snyder
Rogers
Derwinski
Sikes
Erlenborn
LOUISIANA
COLORADO.
Young
Russo
Shipley
Huckaby
Armstrong
IDAHO .
Hyde
Long
Moore
Hansen
IOWA
Treen
Symms
Waggoner
Grassley
LEGISLATIVE MEMORANDUM
PAGE 2
MARYLAND
Bauman Byron Holt Spellman Mikulski
MASSACHUSETTS
Early Heckler Moakley
MICHIGAN
Blanchard Bonior A3 Brodhead Broomfield Cederberg Dingell Ford Kildee Nedzi Pursell Ruppe Stockman Traxler Vander. Jagt
MINNESOTA
Frenzel Hagedorn Strangeland
MISSISSIPPI
Bowen Cochran. Lott Montgomery Whitten
MISSOURI
Coleman Gephardt Skelton Taylor Young
MONTANA
Marlenee
NEBRASKA
OHIO
TENNESSEE
WISCONSIN
Thone
Applegate
Beard
Kasten
Smith
Ashbrook
Duncan
Zablocki
Devine
Jones
NEVADA
Gradison
Lloyd
Guyer
Quillen
Santini
Harsha
Kindness
NEW HAMPSHIRE
Latta
Luken
TEXAS
D'Amours
Miller
' ' Motti ’
Archer
NEW JERSEY
Dakar
■‘"Brooks
Regula
Burleson
Florio
StAnton
Collins
Forsythe
Vanik
de la Garza
Hollenbeck
Wylie •
Hall
Hughes
Hightower
Le Fante
OKLAHOMA
Kazen
English
Krueger
NEW MEXICO
Edwards
Mahon
Jones
Mattox
Lujan
Watkins
Pickle
Runnels
Roberts
PENNSYLVANIA
White
NEW YORK
Young
Coughlin
Milford
Ambro
Eilberg
.Caputo
Ertel
UTAH
Downey
Gaydos
Hanley
Kostmayer
•. McKay t
.Horton
Lederer
Marriott
Lent
McDade
Pike
Murphy
VIRGINIA
Scheuer
Murtha
Welsh
" Myers, Gary
Butler
Wolff
Myers, Michael
Daniel, Dan
Zeferetti
Rooney
Daniel, R.W.
Schulze
Robinson
NORTH CAROLINA. .
• Shuster
... Satterfield
Broyhill
. Walgren
Trible
Fountain
. Walker
Wampler
Gudger
Yatron
Hefner
WASHINGTON
Jones
SOUTH CAROLINA
Martin
• Cunningham
Neal
Holland ‘
Pritchard ''
Andrews
• * .
SOUTH DAKOTA
' WEST VIRGINIA
NORTH DAKOTA .
Abdnor
Mollohan
(Andrews
Rahall
RHODE ISLAND
Slack
Staggers
Beard
Quay].-
Mr. B. F. Chapman
4th AVE. & Sycamore St
City
May 2, 1941
Pear Chapman:
DOES THE HOME YOU ARE NOT LIVING IN HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING FEATURES?
j. Poor heating facilities?
2, Unsafe electric wiring?
?'» No running water?
4. No bath or shower?
£>« No inside toilet?
6. No electricity?
'!i Makeshift partitions, allowing no privacy?
8. Not enough sleeping rooms for the number of people in the family?
9. Is it on an alley, or back of a store?
10. Is it in need of major repairs?
HW Does it have windows in all the rooms?
12; Do more than one family share the kitchen^ bath or toilet?
13. Is it excessively damp?
14, Are the houses very close together, giving poor ventilation?
IF YOU ARE RENTING YOUR PRESENT HOME AND IT CONTAINS ONE OR MORE OF THE
ABOVE FEATURES YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO LIVE IN ONE OF THE DWELLINGS NOT BEING
CONSTRUCTED BY THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF WILLIAMSON, W. VA.
72 dwellings for White families consisting of 3 rooms, 4 rooms and 5
rooms each are being constructed for families whose net income does not exceed
$1300,00 a year, at rents ranging from $10,50 to $16,75 a month.
Rent includes water, gas oooking range, kitchen cabinet, window shades, and
coal-fired space heaters. An equipped play ground is provided for children
away from traffic. Families with children are preferred.
If you are interested in one of these model dwellings, please write in
the word "YES"in the blank space following: , and call at the
Tenant Selection Office, Third Floor, Kapouraies Building, Williamson, W. Va,,
between 9:00 o'clock A, M. and 5:00 o’clock P, M. or telephone 616 for an
appointment. If you are yot interested, kindly write the word "NO" in the
space following: •. , Regardless of your answer, kindly return this
letter in the eased envelope which wtz enclose.
CITY OF WILLIAMSON, W.VA.
Housing Authority of the City of Williams on,W.Va.
W.Va.3-1 and W.Va .8-2
Mr.P.Pauw-—April 24 and 25,1941
Instructions to Interviewers:
1.
Watoh family composition. Defer families with only two members temporarily.
2* Substanda rd conditions exist when:-
a.
Two or more families sha re sa me utilities rega rdless of the amount of room.
b.
Ite gas stove connections a re made of rubber hose or copper
^ias ^een bent repea tedly. sleeping rooms scoring overcrowding,count only.
May 23,1941 W z
l.
Mo three la rge bedrooms. Only two la rge a nd one small. Only one person ma y occupy the sma 11 bedroom in the three bedroom unit.
2.
3.
A In
definite fire ha za rd exists when electrio wires a re not encased, ma ny cases the same item should be scored in both Lection ! 2
Mrs .Rosa lie M.Carliner——
June 19,20,a nd 21,1941
Instructions to Interviewers
1.
Fa mily compos it ion-OK-with only two in a fa mily.
2.
Home visit a 11 ”DB" U ppllea nts
3.
Cement floors considered OK by’the Na tional Ins titute of Good
keeping.
4.
In 3BR unit, in very needy cases , two small children should be a
to occupy sma 11 BR. *
5.
Continue survey of s ubsta nda rd dwellings *
Miss C.A.La ta ne--------—----July 9,10,11,1941
Instructions to Interviewers*
1.
Complete survey sta rted by Mrs.Ca rliner
Mr .0 .A.Hofferberth-----------------July 16,17,a nd 18,1941
1.
Negroes should have same income ra tes as whites.
2.
W.Va.8-2 can and should be graded
3.
Miners should be allowed deductions for sa fety hats a nd shoes.
4.
Sooia 1 sec urity a nd Workmens Compensation should both be de ducted wherever both a re paid by employee.
Miss C.A.La ta ne—-----------August 5,6,7,a nd 8,1941
1.
In scoring overcrowding,count the tota 1 number of rooms in the ing,not sleeping rooms only.
2.
In ca ses where rooms a re rented for profit.ea oh room or suite is counted as a sepa ra te unit.
®UP 8 hould be considered a tempera ry a rra ngement voh wC8> tlon b nd Neighborhood scoring#
House
Hawed
dwell-
of roomi
Housing Authority of the City of Williamson,W.Va
Miss
Mr.C
Miss: C.A
W.Va.8-1 and W.Va .8-2
Mr.P.Pauw------April 24 and 25,1941
Instructions to Interviewers:
1.
Watch family composition. Defer families with only two members temporarily.
2.
Substanda rd conditions exist when:-
a.
Two or more families sha re sa me utilities rega rdles® of the amount of room.
b.
Wear gas stove connections a re made of rubber hose or copper tha t has been bent repea tedly. sleeping rooms
sc oring overcrowding,count )i^///jnsponly.
May 23,1941
1.
No three la rge bedrooms. Only two la rge a nd one small. Only one
person ma y occupy the sma 11 bedroom in the three bedroom unit.
2.
A definite fire ha?za rd exists when electric wires are not encased.
3.
In ma ny cases the same item should be scored in both Sectional and 2
Mrs.Rosa?lie M.Carliner--------June 19,20,a nd 21,1941
Instructions to Interviewers
1.
Harmily composition-OK-w ith only two in ar family.
2.
Home visit a 11 "DP" a pplicamts
3.
Cement floors considered OK by the Nastional Ins titute of Good Housekeeping.
4.
In 3BR unit,in very needy cases ,two small children should be a Hewed
to occupy sma 11 BR.
5.
Continue survey of s ubstarnda rd dwellings •
C.A.La ta ne----------------July 9,10,11,1941 .
Instructions to Interviewers: Jq y-ve-V *s
1.
Complete survey sta rted ~ ‘ - k.
•A.Hofferberth-----------------July 16,17, a
1.
Negroes should have same
2i. W.Va.8-2 can send should
3.
Miners should be allowed deductions for sa fety hats a nd shoes.
4.
Socia 1 sec urity a and Workmen’s Compensation should both be de - ducted wherever both are paid by employee.
by Mrs.Ca rimer- i '
by <Lar
nd 18,1941
income rashes as whites.
be Traded
.La ta ne----------------August 5,6, 7,a nd 8,1941
1.
In scoring overcrowding,count the tota 1 number of rooms in the dwelling,not sleeping rooms only.
2.
In ca ses where rooms a re rented for profit,ea ch room or suite of rooms is counted as a sepa ra te unit.
3.
Doubling up s hould be considered as temporary arrangement
4.
Wastch Locastion and Neighborhood in scoring.
August 8» 1941
HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF WILLIAMSON, W.VA.
W.Va. 8—1 and W.Va. 8—2
Mr. P.O* Pauw--—April 24 and 25, 1941
Instructions to Interviewers:
1,
Watch family composition. Defer families with only two members temporarily.
2.
Substandard conditions exist when:
a.
Two or more families share same utilities regardless of the amount of room.
b.
Gas stove connections are made of rubber hose or copper that has been bent repeatedly.
C. In scoring overcrowding, count sleeping rooms only.
May 23,1941
1.
No three large bedrooms. Only to* large and one small. Only one person may occupy the small bedroom in the three bedroom unit.
2.
A definite fire hazard exists when electric wires are not encased/
3.
In many cases the same item should be scored in both Section 1 & 2.
Mrs. Rosalie M. Carliner——June 19,20, and 21, 1941
Instructions to Interviewers
1.
Family composition O.K. with Only two in a family
2.
Home visit all *DB” applicants
3.
Cement floors considered O.K. by the National Institute of Good
Housekeeping. . . _
4.
In 3BR unit, in v^ry needy cases, two small children should be allowed to occupy small Hr.
5.
Continue survey of substandard dwellings.
Miss C.A. Latane——July 9,10,11, 1941
Instructions to Interviewers:
1. Complete survey started by Mrs. Carliner.
Mr. C.A. Hofferberth—July 16,17,18, 1941
1.
Negroes should have same income rates as whites.
2.
W.Va. 8-2 can and should be graded.
3.
Miners should be allowed deductions for safety hats and shoes.
4.
Social security and Workmen's Compensation should both be deducted wherever both are paid by employee.
Miss C.A. Latane——August 5,6,7,8,1941
1. In scoring overcrowding, count the total number of rooms in the dwelling, not sleeping rooms only.
2< In Gasss whoro rooms ar© rontod for profit* ©ach room or suit© of rooms is counted as a separate unit.
3.
Doubling up should be considered a temporary arrangement.
4.
Watch location and Neighborhood in scoring.
J?e?nwlfs
. ftppan
—A-Ze-?77 o
typea
/ 171 fa
Jnvme fidd-resj-
13^71^6^ /Hi-ncr' ,
oyiftworeGoal Co,
NilliMson Terrace
Wai S-L Eligible Applicants
I Bedroom
v
3? 0/f L /^S
76
o
artment lumbers F< J'S 4 3
Family
Apartments Available
12
Project Apt.Ko
Rent
3/
Housing
Rams Size Occupation Income Score Grade
^1. Henry Good 2 Janitor $592.00 1009 A —
■^2. Carl Robinson 3 Goal loader $532.88 405 A— -
3. General Johnson 2 WPA $532.80 732 A
-^4. Preston Birch. 2 Odd jobs $614.40 1800 S ~ -
5•Julius Cheatham 2 Janitor $717.80 627 s— -
6.Virginia Horgan 2 Cock 1800 — — .——
>^7.3sry James 2 Janitor $841.50 422 c —
8. Jerry Daggs 2 Orderly $833• 85 515- — — —
^9.Sagene Crews 3 Coal loader $985.20 629 s
23 737 7/4 p- -
a, wa?
Eligible Applicants
•Va.8—2
Xlllamson Terrace
Apartments Available
L
.A L C D
_ -? ! 3
2 Bedrooms RHC
family
Rams Size Occupation Income
I»j&ma Allen 3 Pension 4426.20
«^<2.LeRoy Hairston 3 H GS24.00
.Florida Wallace 3 MA 4476.20
.^k4.Ch&rles Booker 3
Bry-
Cleaner 4§97.00
Fleming Brown 3 Orderly 4833.86
6. James Hairston 3 Cook 4877.60
7•Charlie Miller 3 Janitor 4840.60
QrafJ/rastje'i
Apartment lumbers
Housing
Score flra ae
Project
Rent Apt.No.
1800 A ~ - - _
728 A - - - - -
330 A - I - - — — 3 4»
1800 0
70S 0 _ _ _20
610 c---------------
1800 0
70 3- C__ ------------- 4-JTWilliamson
Terrace
W.va. 8-2 Eligible Applicants
Apartments Available 2 bedrooms
14
AZOV
* £ -___________________ —----------------------
Emily
Name Size Occupation Income
1.01 ayton Erskine 4 Janitor §673.20
^2.Raggle Mitchell 4
3.Charlie Holman 5
Teacher
Janitor
§700.00
4.Selah Traylor 4 Maid §724.00
-^•5. John Griffin 4 Coal loader $860.63
-^fe« John Lee 3 K.L ^.Laborer $891.00
■i&J.Alfonso
Moorer 4 Coal loader $982.04
^fS.Sara Harmon 4 Teacher $696.40
9.Robert Motley 4 Coal loader $932.88
10.Elijah
Blackwell 4 Coal loader §953.57
-^-S sn Wil son 5 Coal loader $997.05
Housing Project
Score Grade Bent Apt.No.
412 A------ _________ tM$P&
605 A _---- ____ _____ i4 otf
923 _________3 Dl<SeCSH
05
518
1800 0 4-0n
637 C I o If
525
725
C
1
II
^SP&
- _ /fl
520 c - - — ——
1120 0------ ______ ___ /3
>«I2.Hazel
'<?illlaj!ison Terrace
W Va g-L Eligible Applicants
Apartments A, vaila.b.l e s« s8«edcrroewt^ss Apartment NuNbers
6 _ _ _
ABC D *7
Name
^I.Zlsie Penn
Easily
Size
L
Occupation
WPA Cook
Income
tz731» 40
Housing
Score
1800
Grade
A . _
Project
Bent Apt.Po.
_______ 3^^
2.Mary A.White 7 Pension -556.00 435 A . _ ------- 17
3. Josephine
Hairston 6 Said H554.45 112 A
4.1 Willie. CoKKins 5
Si Charles Gregory 5
sifeaoaii Hunter 6
Janitor
Orderly
Laid
HSCL.40
H§64,52
KS4I.00
440
929
I*^XS
B
S - -. _______
7.John Londy L Cook $953.40 &<■>*«$ B
8. Perry Cardwell
9. John Brown
5
S
Coal loader
Car washer
^I00o «<50
4I08I-LS
710
532
|
c 1 ___________ ,3'*'-
IO*Kapoleon
Hambrick 7 Janitor 1____ _ — 1 l>* — - - - / 7

Housing Authority of the City of Williamson, W. Va.
COMMISSIONERS
E. F. RANDOLPH. CHAIRMAN
R. M. ROWLAND. VICE-CHAIRMAN
E. R. WARD
C. C. SCOTT
W.H.BRONSON
S. P. GOODMAN, Secretary-Treasurer
AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
TENANT SELECTION OFFICE
KAPOURALES BUILDING
WILLIAMSON, WEST VIRGINIA
TELEPHONE.
OFFICE HOURS: © TO 5
REV. EMMETT MCLOUGHLIN, O.F.M. CHAIRMAN
JOHN R. WILLIAMS VICE CHAIRMAN
RAY BUSEY FRANK E. JORDAN WADE H. HAMMOND MEMBERS
HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF PHOENIX
1301 S. THIRD AVENUE PHOENIX, ARIZONA
January 10, 19^5
IRVING A. JENNINGS COUNSEL
W. L. PENDLETON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SEC’Y-TREAS.
Mrs. Mabel W. Wims
717 Washington Street
Las Vegas, Nevada
Dear Mrs. Wims t
Your application was considered in the naming of a new manager for the Matthew Henson Housing Project in Phoenix, however, the B6ard decided to employ a manager who had local residence and was acquainted with the local people. This decision was only made definite today and for that reason you had not heard from me sooner.
I
I enclose the clipping which you requested we return, Your application will be placed in our files. Thanking you for submitting your record, we remain.
Very truly yours,
HOUSING AUTHORITY OF
THE CITY OF PHOENIX
W. L. Pendleton /a . Executive Director
WLPjxs
Encl
NATIONAL HOUSING AGENCY
FEDERAL PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY
2073 East Ninth Street
Cleveland 15, Ohio
December 10, 1943
Mrs.. Mabel Vims
212 Levine Street
Williamson, West Virginia
Dear Mrs. Vims:
We wish to advise you that the position for which you
were being considered in Sandusky was filled by a local
person. We have retained your folder in our files and
when any future vacancies occur you may be assured that
your application will be taken under consideration.
Sincerely yours,
The Housing Authority o£ the City of Williamson, W. Va
COMMISSIONERS
City Hall
Williamson, West Virginia
E. F. RANDOLPH, CHAIRMAN
R. M. ROWLAND, VICE-CHAIRMAN
E. R. WARD
C. C. SCOTT
W. H. BRONSON
S. P. GOODMAN, SECRETARY-TREASURER
and Executive director
SecM fro® ^s.lfebel w.Mas_______
cents for the following repairs r -
Sectional Kookcase---------
Cedar Chest--------------& ,-
Davenport-——- °
Writing’ Desk—^‘L ^J3 .
Sectional Bookcase
Chiffarobe—_
Library table-----------
Wall Desk—-------
utility Cabinet------'1^^—?..i j
Badis——__________LliJ
•dollars and
Mr • 3. P* Goodman (Manager
lousing Authority of the City of Williamson Williamson, We st Virginia
212 Levine Street Williamson,West Virginia
July 6,1943
Boar Mr.Goodman*
« > t
llease find enclosed my application for federal employment* In October, 1942,1 filed application according to Recruiting Circular 81, sent to me by the Administrative Examining Unit of the United States Civil Service Commission*
It was stated that no written test would be required and that the applicants qualifications would be Judged from a review of the sworn statements as to experience,education and training,and on corroborative evidence secured by the Commission*
In filling the enclosed application,! stated that I had filed and had taken examination for the position of Assistant Sousing Management Supervisor,because the application blank stated that to be the examination also*
However, to date I have received no word of any rating* I have not written to inquire .because a special request was enclosed asking appli. cants not to make inquiries because of the enormous amount of work already being done by the Commission*
Very truly yours.

Edison’s Washin!
It Is Not Easy
section to see
man-power go-
* this minority
the problem, ok
“ migration of
on
to above, yet Connecticut
in-migration of labor, I
it none top skilled, lookjobs
in the aircraft and]
industries.
that
spelabor
demands and the
of labor supply. With six
unemployed workers reg-
USES is trying to get emto
anticipate their de-
.To apologize;
iTo.ibegb^aiaer; >L,-
TviM lahsf forth’
T6 takeiafekte;
Tb admit .etcor;
To’ face a sfteer;
To be charitable;
To keep on trying; .
To-be considerately??
Tyravoid. mistakes; -
To endure success;
To keep out, o£ the rut
To think and then act
ing people of Italian descent,
though Germans are generally accepted
without question.
The Los Angeles area, which
carried “the heaviest relief load
in the country during the depression,
is bringing in thousands of
youngsters from the plains states,
yet it still has 150,000 unemployed
Negroes.
American-born mechanics of
__ " , idle because
the west coast fishing fleet has
By PfcTER EDSON L
Williamson Daily News Washington
Correspondent £
WASHINGTON. June 17,"— An
ex-Missouri Methodist mnister.
ex-college president, ex-Farm 8e^
curity administrator who in the
last war had the job of trying to
i instill a little knowledge of readjin’
and writin’ into illiterate
draftees of 30 army camps, has
jone of the ,strangest of all the
!varied assignments in the complex
defense effort today. He is
Dr. Will W, Alexander, roundifaced,
blue-eyed and pleasant, and
ibis title now is director of minority
groups section in the Labor
Divisions’of the .Office of Production>
Management.
. it that title doesn’t mean much
to you, consider a few of Dr. Alexander's
pet problems: -
In northeastern United States
are thousands of second and third
generation Italians, native-born
citizens whose parents or grandparents
came from Italy. For
some reason,; defense industries
load, contributing to their
unrest.
Big Moving Day
Best estimates now are
some 350,000 workers with .
cial skills will have to be moved.]
in spite of all the sub-contracting;
that can be done. California industrial
areas will need 30,000.
Detroit motors area may need
from 60,000 to 80,000._New Jersey
30,000. Fort Worth-Dallas
17,000
United States Employment
Service and the state employment
agencies are trying to keep, track ;
of all
sources
million
istered,
ployers
mands for labor by six months.
Shortages of skilled labor are
what have set the labor division
of OPM combing these minorities
groups for men with, any of 70 or
80 of the rarer skills. Age and
sex are no longer bars. Erasing
the race and color line bars is Dr.
Alexander’s; job npw-
Washington Pulse Beats
One distraught Washington
visitor whb couldn't find a hotel
room finally took the taxi driver's^
advice and spent the night in a
Turkish1 batm^ * *, 9 The new
priorities critical list. now numbers
300 items including. “Drawers;
woolen, half-wool, half- cotton”
and “Meta-para, B. P. 200-
210 C, and less tham-2 per cent
or th a cresylic acid/’-J * * Of, if
ybu can’t help them out -there!
how about some “Mattresses, ail
types” or “Hexameethylene tetramite”?
* * *wAlmost 300 miles of
'Tro make the’’'best of little;
errq tToosabdue ^'unruly tempsf;
T«'rriaifif¥iw>%. liigh -standard;
^Tri’shbifldef1 Cd^Keived bl^me;
4 To recognize tfoe silver lining—
^always payS.
—Ohio Edii^ational^Axtnthly ■
Here is a basis of hope; ofrenewal, of I been immobilized, can’t get jobs
I progress, by Divide purpose,;;. ,c g in defense industries though
(Distributed by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) I bearded Russian ship fitters are
—i considered highly valuable in the
[shipyards.
t; Four million aliens, including
I more than 200,000 refugees from
I [territory Hitler has occupied,
i many of them highly skilled, find
|fit hard to ger jobs because they’re
I foreign born.
I And so on. .Weil, you say,
| wbat of it? Let the furriners go
jobless or go back where they
. came from!
Prejudice a Bottleneck
h But it isn’t as easy as that. At
least four million new workers
| have to be fit-iintP, defense pro-
| duction in the next 18 montlfs.
Most, of them must have skilled
trades. To keep men. with spe-
! petal skills idle is just as silly as
k keeping machines idle. Hence
M the special assignment given the
M minority groups
B that there is no
!ing to waste. I
Tied up with
labor problem is
s] defense industry
1 labor, keeping men th© job
N | near home; and this
migration
11 problem has almost eclipsed the
Mrs. George ^^rS/1
on, George, h d rt pal
heir home in Dridgepo^,
fter a visit here with the
ler’s mother, Mrs C L
m5tt0I Ucomopthaenrie dr ehlaotmivee sf,o r inae yv isit b_ -1|
Miss Josephine Thomason.
contrf » • •
“ear Miss Eva Gay Lacy, who ri
Ntheew 1 )entlyy tu ntdheer wMenatt ewanan acplpineincd, s-.
w6re tuch improved and has been -
^rP<oved to her home here.
Virgin" «nu ino state!
chamber of commerce got after!
that one and fixed it quickly.
West coast aircraft plants have!
come into Philadelphia and from .
a hotel room employment office!
taken out many skilled laborers]
though Philadelphia is going tn I. J
need 70,000 skilled Workers; :
Sixty-five per cent of the re-W
lief load in Connecticut has been;
the Americans of Italian descent]
referred
has an
some of
ing for
machine
Tenant farmers from all over
are leaving the land in what is
termed a "perceptible drift” to
seek the mythical five-dollar-a-1
day jobs in town, creating a housing
shortage, adding to the relief
own
I EVER YD A Y LIVING
By JOSEPH FORT NEWTON
I ”• '
I TTISTORY baffles us: today, We are'puzzled
I H by its . swiftjy .'changing: scene, by . its
| meaning and. direction, and most of all- in
! our effort - to detect the pattern now being
woven oH'Rs'Etzafing looni. ■
ThertzKie;' brimly, four views of history. J
There' is. the squirrel-cage ’theory, the idea [|
that events' roll round in circles. Thus history
never exactly repeats itself, but it moves in
a series of cycles: * [ '■'? g
Oswald Spengler, worked out this theory '
in a devastating Hook. ’Ttaces, ’nations, cul-1;
tures, civilizations,' he said, follow a routine
of birth,, growth, flowering, decay, and death;
it is a weary round.
Then there is the pull-and-tug theory—
i the idea , that history , is made by the clash I ]
j and tension of contrary forces; individualism |
I and collectivism, for example. Each force ]
I pulling against the other.
Stall another view of history may be called ]
[ the toboggan theory—that the golden age is
in the past, and that the race is running]
[ down, degenerating, and is headed for, dis-:]
aster; a dark picture,
Just the opposite is the escalator, view of ! j
history, due largely to the idea, of evolution.;
It sees a law, or principle of. progress at]
I work, an!inevitable advance of man onward] 1
and upward.
But, alas, the escalator broke down in 1914,1 j
or thereabouts, and since' then it has been
“out of order.” Herbert; Spencer seemed to)
hold this view, which puts the in j
the future; near or
There is no,such automatic daw'Of prog- _____
I ress, bqft .'therms' -Often have been "a little skittish on hir-
. followed by lawful* slips.backward;: .Evolution
] and devolution.; Man has. advanced, m spite;
1 of setback^MnN- wWpses.' ,
The Bible Has "a different vision of his-
| tory. It hJsHebn hailed “thh-adyent theory," D
by which, urMpectediy, ^udd^ily, a new in-1
sight, a new! impulse,: a greMHsoul appears!
j and changes the trend' of-'time.
Thus the advert of^esus digested decline,!
released' a new creative'spirit" in history. and!
i turned the tide. Just so, later,. iiMess degree,!
iVVWley appeared in a dismal-day, and re-1 Japanese ancestry,
I deemed his age. ' DflW —1 - - h —t
hit; in Roanoke,,;? a,'4.
Mrs ' Ann Stanfield, ^f . 'Wash-
.i^ton, -D. C., is the guest here oi
Ir. and Mrs.' Paul Hayes.
Add Defense Tr<
Minorities Issue