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RUSSELL President West Kentucky State Vocational Training School "An Equal Educational Opportunity for Every Kentucky Child" __ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ R^ R S E -E The Kentucky State College FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY Special War Emergency Program designed for those students who desire to finish the standard four year college work In two and two-thirds years COURSES Arts and Sciences Agriculture - Home Economics Business Administration - Engineering Education Well Trained Faculty Adequate Library and Laboratory Facilities Comfortable, Modern Dormitories Full Program of Student Activities Standard Class A Four Year College Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges I and Secondary Schools FOR ALL INFORMATION WRITE TO R. B. ATWOOD, President I i S II I R I 0" 4 ,I i The K. N. E. A. Journal Official Organ of the Kentucky Negro Education Association Vol. XV December, 1943 - Janulary, 1944 No. 2 Published by the Kentucky Negro Education Association Editorial Office at 2230 West Chestnut Street Louisville, Kentucky W. H. Perry, Jr., Executive Secretary, Louisville, Managing Editor H. E. Goodloe, Danville, President of K. N. E. A. BOARD OF DIRECTORS -A. F. Gibson, Pineville W. W. Maddox, Paducah Victor K. Perry, Louisville Whitney M. Young, Lincoln Ridge Published bimonthly during the school year: October, December, February and April PRICE 50 CENTS PER YEAR OR 15 CENTS PER COPY Membership in the K. N. E. A. includes subscription to the Journal Rates for Advertising space mailed on request CONTENTS Editorial Comnrnent................. .. . 3 Vote of Protest, C. W. Anderson....................... ......... 4 Convention to Stress Group Programs . .......................... 5 President H. C. Russell................... . 6 A Bright Outlook, H. E. Goodloe ............................ . ... -. 7 ReVorts of District Associations .................. .............. 8 State Schools Present Budgets ............. . ..................... 10 Census Shlows Negro Gains ........................... 11 K. N. E. A. Kullings.......................... 12 I.N. E. A. Honor Roll ...................,.,.,,.,.13 K. N. E. A. OFFICERS FOR 1943-1944 H. E. Goodlee, President ... Danville Grace S. Morton, First Vice-President .................... Frankfort T. J. Long, Second Vice-President ......................... Louisville W. H. Perry, Jr., Secretary-Treasurer . . Louisville L. V. Ranels, Ass-stant Secretary ....................... Winchester BOARD OF DIRECTORS H. E. Goodioe, President ................................... DIanville W. M. Maddox ........................................... Paducah Whitney M. Young .................................. Lincoln Ridge A. F. Gibson ............................................. Pineville Victor K. Perry. .............. Louisville DEPARTMENTAL AND CONFERENCE CHAIRMEN Edward T. Buford, High School & College Dept ..B. owling Green Mayme Morris, Elementary Education Department ........ Louisville M. L. Coreland, Rural School Depariment . . Hopkinsville R. L. Carpenter, Music Department . ...................... Louisville Whitnev M. Young, Vocational Education Dept ... Lincoln Rid-e W. 0. Nuckolls, Principals' Conference . ............ Providence Beatrce Willis, Primary Teachers' Department .......... Louisville Anorma Beard, Youth Council ........................... Louisville Ouida Evans, Art Teachers' Conference . ............. Louisville G. W. Jaekson, Social Science Teachers' Conference ... louisville Gertrudre Sledd, Science Teachers' Conference . .......... Danville Jewell R. Jackson, English Teachers' Conference .. ....... Covingbon A. C. Randall, Librarians' Conference . ............... Lynch F. L. Baker, Physical Education Department .............. Lexington W. H. Craig, Guidance Workers' Conference . . CoviUeton A. J. Richards, Foreign Language Teachers' Conference... .Frankfort William D. Johnson, Adult Education Department ......... Louisville PRESIDENTS OF K. N. E. A. DISTRICT EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS (K. N. E. A. ORGANIZERS) I-M. 0. Strauss, Paducah .................F irst District Associatiot 2-Helen Nuckolls, Providence ..... ..... Second District Association 3-A. L. Poole, Bowling Green ............T hird District Association 4-4Russell Stone, Bloomfield ............ Fourth District Association 5-IMayme Morris, Louisville ............... Fifth District Association 6-Whitney M. Young, Lincoln Ridge ........ Blue Grass Dist Ass'n. 7-H. R. Merry, Covington ............. Northern District Association 8-William Gilbert, Wheelwright ........ Eastern District Association 9-A. F. Gibson, Pineville ........... Upper Cumberland Dist. Ass'n. S | Editorial Comment 1 EQUALIZING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES The unity of educational forces in the state, and Itheir coopera- tion in advancing a program of edu'cation tfor the entire state was evident at the December meeting of the Board of Directors and officers of the K. N. E. A. President R. B. Atwood, of Kentucky State Col- lege, Educational Director Whitney M. Ymotng, of -Lin-coln Institute, and Mr. M. J. Sleet, Business Mlanager of W. K. S. V. T. S., and rep- xresenftative of President H. C. Ruqsell of that institution, were present and outlined the programs of their respective institutions. These were discussed in detail and given the endorsement of the directors, who piromise full support oif the requests. Thonough consideration of the boarding high school proposition re- suited in the conclusion that Lincoln Institute should make it a ma- jor olb~jeitive, and that West Kentuicky Vocational Training School should make it supplementary to its vocational program. Continua- tion of efforts to secure equalization of salaries among teachers in the state, to secure Negro representation in the State Department of Edueation, and to secure tenure for principals and administrators were agreed on. The compleite program of our organization has been interpreted to the dtate officials upon whom its execution largely depends. Superintendent of Pulblic Instruction, John Fred Williams, fully en- dorsed all its provisions; Governor Simneon Willis advocated some phases of it in his opening (campaign address; Mr. Sam B. 'Taylor, Supervisor of Negro Education, has shown a deep interest in Rt. It is gratifying that our state executive and the Pofficials who make and direct the educational policies cof the Commonwealth are interested -and pledged to 'earry out 'certain iof the requests made. The president and directors have met and planned regularly to bring this albout; President Goodloe has visited meetings of several district associations; the K. N. E. A. treasury contributed one hun- dred dollars to support the effort to pass the defeated Thomas-Hill BMll, designed to grant Federal Aid to Public Schools; further plans ,are under way to move toward an objective of our association-an equall educational opportunity for every Kentucky child. 3 ANNUAL CONVENTION TO BE HELD; THEME, "EDUCATION FOR VICTORY The annual convention of the K. N. E. A. will be held April 112-15, 1944. This decision was made by the Board of Directors after con- sideration of replies made by association members 'to a questionaire asking the type of convention they preferred. All general sessions wdA be held at Quinn Chapel, 912-West Chestnut Street, Louisville. The evening session ion Wednesday, April 1!2, will feature the annual address of -the president. Addresses by prominent guest speakers twill be made at the Wednesday and Thurs- day evening sessions. Business sessions will be held at 1':00 A. M. on Thursday, Friday, and Satuiiday. The convention will feature group and depatmnental sessions. Strong speakers for the groups are now being arranged for. The general theme, "Education for Victory," underlies the planning 'of iall programs. The annual election vwill be held Friday, April 14; the polls will be open from B O, A. M. to 5:00 P. M. ANNOUNCEMENT Caniidates for election at the annual convention of the K. N. E. A. should comply with the constitutional requirement that notice of the candidacy be filed with the secretary, or with the chairman of the nominating committee at least 30 days before the election date. Vote Of Protest Charles W. Anderson Reveals Why He Voted Against The Governor's Proposed $3,000,000.00 Bill For The Aid Of Schools State Representative Charles W. Anderson revealed today the reason for his lone dissenting vote on the Special Teachers' Appro- priation Bill. He stated that the Bill will offer some small relief in teachers' salaries in the public schools belorw college level, but "I cannot in good conscience vote for an appropriation of $3,tOO,000.00 for these schools when there are not supposed to be adequate funds in the state treasury for the satisfactory support of higher and voca- tilonal education for Neigroes." "I am satisfied," Mr. Anderson commented, "that the teachers and supporters of Education in this state already know of my inter- est in public education. During my five terms as a member of the State Lgislature the Anderson-Mayer Act for the support of out-cf- state aid for higher education for Negroes, legislation to provide high school facilities for boys and girls in rural counties of the state and the popularly known Married Teachers' Bill for both White and Negro teachers were sponsored by me. Teaichers and parents all over the state have felt benefits from these acts. (Continued on page Fourteen) 41 CONVENTION TO STRESS GROUP AND DEPARTMENTAL PROGRAMS The April convention will be featured by inauguration of the ide~a, a~pproved iby ,departznenital and K. N. E. A. officials in Dece.mber, 1942, of comibininlg deiparntments fwith similar interests into groups. Each group is to be addressed by -a speaker on some theme of general interest to the component deipartments, then sep'arate into "depart- mental conferences," Which already exist, for consideration and app- plication of 'the ideas toi their specific fields. This plan was adopted to strengthen the departments, and to. provide speakers for small units with special interests. In this set-up, no department or conference loses its independence or opportunity to develop its own program. The Vanes of meeting of the various groups are being so sciheduled that memnbers of any group may visit other groups .while they are in session. The groups, leaders, and !component departments are: GROUP 1: Leaider-Mr. E. T. Bufo-nd. High School and College DIepartment. Principals' Conference. Librarians' Conference. Adult Education Department. Art Teachers Conference (Section 1) Music Department (Section I) ,GROUP 2: Leader-Mrs. Befatrice C. Willis. Elementary Education Department. Primary Teachers' Department. Azt Teachers' Conference (Section 2) Music Department (Section I) GROUP ,3: Leader-Mr. G. W. Jackson. ,Social aScience Teachers' 'Conference. Science Teachers' Conference. English Teachers' Conference. Foreign Language Teachers' Conference. Physical Education Department. GROUP 4: Leader-lMr. W. H. Craig. iGuidanuce Workers' Conference. Youth CGouncil. Vocational Education D.epartment. Rural School Department. All group meetings will be held in the main auditorium of Quinn Chapel A. M. E. Church. 5 PRlESIDENT H. C. RUSSELL Our front cover bears the picture -of H. C. Russell, president of West Kentucky State Vocationial Training School, at Paducah, who ranks high aaong Kentucky's educational and fraternal leaders. Mr. Russell returned this year to the post lat the West Kentucky Cnstitu- tion with a clear understanding of ithe need of vocational training by colored youth in the state, and with a program for ithe development of the school to meet the need. Always enthusiastic and earnest, he entered upron his present re- sponsbility with a wide backgrlound of experience in -the educational field and personal knowledge of the communities his school serves. Born in Bloomfield, Kentucky, and trained in its rural school, graduated with the bachelor's degree from Simmons University, and later from the University of Cincinnati with the Master's degree in Education, followed by study at the University of Chicago, he gained experience in rural, udban, denominational and college settings. Following a brief period as teacher at 'Blooenield, he was a member of the faculty of the Frankfort State Normal, then of the Louisville Normal ISchool, contributing to the training of many who are now Kentucky's outstanding teachers. Later he served as dean of Kentucky State College and as president of West Kentucky State Vocational Training Sichool, leaving the latter position to accept a position with the U. S. Office of Education as specialist in Negro Education. Mr. Russell was aso for several years the director of Negro Affairs for the National Youth Administration in Kentucky and secured an increase in vocational opportunities for colored youth, as well as a familiarity with their economic and vocational status. HIe was for many years the state grand secretary, and later the national head of the United Brothers of Friendship. In performing his lodge and N. Y. A. duties, he has probably covered the state, by travel, more thoroghly than any other member of the K. N. E. A. He knows every crossroad, good stopping place, and restaurant -in Kentucky. During the 'Iboom period" following World War I, he en- tered the business field as assistant secretary -of the Domestic Life Insurance Conpany and as president -of the Standard Building and Loan Association, but lessened his interest in this field to return to his tirst love, education. From MlM to 1'922 he served as president of the K. N. E. A., and directed the expansion of its program and in- crease in its numbers. President Russell has resumed his position at 'West Kentucky with optimisnm as to the part the school may play in the training of youth to meet the demands of a war-time and post-war economy. In-. dustrial courses for Iboth boys and girls are bedng re-organized; courses in shoe repairing and poultry raising have been added. mIn- mediately upon resuming office, President Russell saw to the rehabil- 6 itation of the physical plant, and recently asked the iegislatuire to appropriate sufficient money to construct and furnish inmediately a boys' dormitory to meet present needs, and to house the anticipated throng of returned soldiers who will tbe assigned cfor training and re- habilitation. He favors operation of the proposed high schooi state boarding service, but only as a supplement -to, the major 'work of the school, industrial and vocational training, planned to accompish ",the threefold task of training the hands and heads of Negro youth for skilled and semi-skilled 'work; providing better workers in domes- tic and personal service occupations and improving the home life oi& the Negro family." 'The K. N. E. A. wishes Piresident Russell success in the adminis- tration of the program of the school. A BRIGHT OUTLOOK H. E. Goodloe The election of state officials to serve the people of the State of Kentucky for the next four years is now history. Even though the re- sults might have been surprising to a great many citizens, it can be trubh~tuluy said, "'The people have spoken." The Kentucky Negro Education Association is naturally interest- ed, and sincerely wishes the victorious, party much success in its at- tempt to give tne citizens of Kentucky a government of the people, by the people and for the people. While the K. N. E. A. is non-ipiarti- san, it can look forward to ian improved program of education be- cause the Governor and Superintendent of Pubblic Instruction have endorsed the Legislative Report of the K. N. E. A. The outlook is very )bright for an improved program of education, administered in a democratic iway. 'The Board of Directors of the Kentucky Negro Education Associa- tion and every Negro teacher in the State of Kentucky is hoping and praying that the present administration will immediately begin to right many of the injustices that have been done Negro teachers over a long iperiod of years by doing the following: 1. Equalizing teachers' salaries. (Thils has been named first be- cause it will -affect a larger group -than any other problem that is now involved). 2. Improve the high school service by carrying out the general provisions as laid down in the legislative report unanimously adopt- ed at the Planning Conference in, April. 3. Raise 'the standard of Kentucky State College to the equal of other state institutions of higher learning. 4. Granting minority representation in the Department of Educa- tion as outlined in 'the legislative report. 7 5. Randlifig the affairs of our state secondary schools and Ken-' ctucky State College in such way that the business will be professional and above the level of petty politics. 'In short, the K. N. E. A. sincere- ly requests that the same standards used in the affairs of our leading white institutions be applied to our State College and state secondary schools. In conclusion, it seems that "A New Wormc is 'a Liomning for Ne- groes in Kentucky." May the Negro teachers realize that a great re- sponsibility rests upon their shoulders, and the time is at hand to unite their forces in trying to bring our legislative program to a suc- cessful conclusion. Reports Of District Associations FIRST DISTRICT EDUCATION ASSOCIATION Mrs. M. 0. Strauss, President A meeting of the First District Education Association convened at 'i-ncoln High School, Paducah, Friday, October 8, at 9:310 A. M. Mrs. M. 0. Strauss, principal, Garfield School, Paducah, land Mrs. B. M. Schofield, teacher at Dunbar High School, Mayfield, were re-elect- ed president and secretary, respectively, for the duration of the war. Prof. L. B. Tinsley, principal of Murray High School, Murray, Ky., was elected vice-president, and Prof. E. R. Hampton, principal of Dodson High School, Princeton, was elected ;treasurer, and Mrs. A~lie Rogers, teacher at Union Station, McCracken 'County, assistant sec- retary.. The following resolutions were adopted by the association: 1. To support the six point program, improrving the educational situation in Kentucky, as outlined by the Legislative committee of the K. N. E. A. 2. To secure the service of an exfpert -to survey -the needs of the colored people in the Purchase. 3. The association to be held next year at Murray. The panel discussion, "The Problem of Juvenile Delinquency," discussed by Mesdames IS. A. Pleasant and M. A. Givens,- Garfield School, and Miss Gladys Bailey, Lincoln High School, and Mrs. Mary G. Sledd, Paducah, received many favorable comments and opened a broad field for discussion. The association pledges its support in the organization of a civic unit to plan a constructive program to counter- act juvenile delinquency in Paducah. Paducah teachers and parents served dinner without charge to visitors.' The Paducaih Sun-Democrat, referring to the meeting included the following item: '(Paducah) Mayor Pierce E. Lackey made the fol- 8 lowing motion at !a meeting of the Boand -of Commissioners: "I move that the program, of the First Congressional 'District, Teachers Educa- tional Association, held- at the Lintcoln High School on Friday, Octo- ber 8, be received and filed, and that the -association be commended for the fine Twork which they are doing for the children of this com- munity.-" SECOND DISTRICT EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION Mrs. Helen 0. Nuckolls, President The Second District Educational Association met in Henderson, Kentucky on 'October 22, 1943, and was attended 'by -a large numiber of officers, principals and teachers. The body voted its approval and support of the measures proposed by the Legislative -Comimittee an'd Board 'of Directors of the K. N. E. A. Dt also endorsed W. 0. Nuckolls, principal of Rosenwald High School, Providence, as a candidate for -the next -president -of the K. N. E. A. 'Rt was decided that plans be made for a district meeting next year, and all annual fees collected, so the 'association mlay go forward with its educational program during the year. UPPER CUMBERLAND DISTRICT TEACHERS ASSOCIATION A. F. Gibson, President -The Upper Cumberland District Teachers Association held a Planning -Conference 'October 29, 1943, in Harlan, at 'the Rosenwald High School, of which Mr. J. B. Clenmons is principal. The Harlan County Teachers Association and the faculty of Rosenwald High School 'was host. The iday sessions vividly and interestingly discussed the central -theme, 'Sogislaition for Education, State and National." This was made more interesting and enlightening by Mr. H. E. 'Goodloe, presi- dent off the K. N. E. A., who gave -a report and leciture 'on the work of the Legislabive 'Committee of our state !association. The District Association approved and accepted the report, and endorsed the works ;and rulings of the president, secretary and Board of Directors of the K. N. E. A. -The evening session was very entertaining 'with a local program directed by Mrs. J'ohnnie Woods, supervisor of the Harlan County Schools. The feature of 'the session was an address by President Good-loe, principal of Blate High School, D'anville, who spoke on,' "Post War Education." Mrs. James A. Cawood, superintendent, Harlan County Schools, and inmediate past president of the K. E. A., gave . an interesting 9 talk and report of their work on legislation for securing increased funds for public education. The association decided to continue to hold its annual meeting in Middlesboro, and selected as its central theme for 1944, "Educa- tion for Peace." Mrs. Edith B. IHitson was elected secretary of the as- sociation in the absence of Miss Thelma Baughmnan, who is now an in- structress at Prairie View State College, Prairie View, Texas. The association expressed, by resolution, its sincere appreciation of the hospitality and loyal cooperation of the teachers of Rosenwald High School and the Harlan County Teachers Association. STATE SCHOOLS PRESENT BUDGETS Kentucky State College, West Kentucky State Vocational Train- ing School and Lincoln Institute presented to the legislature requests for appropriations for the period ending June 30, 1046. Kentucky State sought sufficient funds to permit expansion and the strengthen- ing of existing departments as a pre-requisite for future curriculum expansion. Request 'was also made for funds to increase the salaries of the faculty, to equalize them with those of similar personnel in other state institutions and 'with salaries in Negro institutions in some other states. President Atwood also presented a list of the cajpi- tal needs of the 'institution for consideration if funds become avail- able. He recommended appointment of a commission of leading citi- zens of both races to ",plan, place in the proper records, and announce to the public" a program to provide equal facilities in higher educa- tion for the colored people of Kentucky. West Kentucky Vocational Training School asked for funds ade- quate to operate and maintain the plant, make addition to the Me- chanicsTrades Building, purchase equipment for the Shoe Repair De- partment and additional equipment for Auto Mechanics, and for the proposed state 'boarding high school service. A major request lby President Russell was for $105;G00 to construct and furnish a 'boys' dormitory to replace the present dormitory, condemned 1by the State Fire Marshall's Office as "in such shape that it cannot be brought up to the standards of safety recommended by the State and by our of- fice; we recommend that the present building be demolished imme- diately." Lincoln Institute presented a budget necessary for its operation as a class '"A" accredited high school, offering boarding high school service to pupils of the state previously unprovided for. Lincoln Insti- tute offered to make available to the state its splendid plant 'and equipment in return for financial support for the boarding high school program. Inauguration of this program at Lincoln should en- aible the development there of a needed high school, and of a splen- i0 did laboratory school for Kentucky State College; it may also serve as a feeder for Kentucky State College and a developing West Ken, tucky Vocational Training School. President H. E. Goodiloe appeared before the Legislative Comn- mittee, and gave K. N. E. A. endorsement to the requests of the three schools. CENSUS SHOWS NEGRO GAINS The Bureau of the Census recently issued a report on changes in the Negro population since 1870, which showed marked increases in literacy and school attendance, entrance into professions and a general trend away from farm labor status to, ownership of their farms 'or to 'the cities. The rate of population increase was shown as declining from 11930 to 1940, although there was a numerical growth of 8 per cent. The report showed, iso: (1) a lange decline in the Negro birth rate over the past seventy years, comparable to the decline in the white birth rate and an even greater decline in the Negro death rate. (2) decrease in the illiteracy between 1907 and 1930 from 81 per cent .to 12 per cent; (3) increase in school attendance from 31 per cent in 1900 to, 64 Per cent in 1940, in which year more than 80,0100 Negro college grad- uates over 25 were reported; (4) more than three-fold increase since 1870 in the number of Negroes engaged in teaching, medicine, dentistry, nursing, lawv, social welfare, -the ministry, the numiber in the professions totaling 110,000 in 1940. U1 YOUNG MANI YOUNG WOMAN[ WEST KENTUCKY VOCATIONAL TRAINING SCHOOL (Paducah, Kentucky Opens The Door Of Opportunity For Men For Women Automobile Mechanics Tailoring Tailoring Trade Sewing Barbering Home Making & Cooking Woodwork & Construction Beauty Culture Chef Cookery Commercial Cookery Electric 'Welding 'Barbering Related Training, high school subjects, Poultry Culture available. Enroll and start toward independence. H. C. RUSSELL. President kisses Amelia .Sawyer, Leotla Miles and Mary E. Fishback, act- ive in sorority circles, attended the Zeta Phi Beta in Chicago during Decemniber. D'r. Nancy Woolridge, of Louisville Munici- pal College was elected to a nat- ional office. The Safety Education Commit- tee of the National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers, with the cooperation of the Nat- ional Safety Council has present- ed, in paamphlet form, its safety program for 1943-44. The eight page pamphlet is full of suggest- ions for accident prevention and * merits the -careful attention of every teacher. Mrs. Patsie E. Sloan, president of the Kentuc- ky Coagress of Colored Parents and Teachers is chairman of the Safety Education Committee of the National Congress. .Mr. John Preston Wilson, Louisville Municipal College graduate, has been appointed junior chemical engineer at the Westinghouse Naval Ordnance Plant. Atto-rney Charles W. -Anderson, recently returned by popular vote to the Kentucky Legislature, as a representative, was also elected president of the National j Blar Association at its annual E meeting in Baltimore. 1 i Miiss Susie Mae Wilson, K'SC f graduate and former teacher in i the Nicholasville High School is now teaching home economics at the West Kentucky State Voca- tional Training School, instead of at Kentucky State College, as erroneously reported in a recent K. N. E. A. Newsette. Private Wiley B. Daniels, form- er teacher at Jackson Junior High School, and Miss Lavinia Young, teacher at -the James Bond Elementary School, Louis- ville, were married during the Christmas holidays. Private Whitney M. Young, Jr., forrner coach of the Madison- ville High School basketball team, and now enrolled as an engineering student at Massa- chusetts Institute of Technology, and Miss Margaret Buckner, as- sistant to the treasurer at Ken- tucky State College, were mar- ried in Aurora, Illinois, home of the bride, on January 2. Miss Carrie M. Franklin, popu- lar teacher at the Coleridjge-Tay- lor School, Louisville, was wed recently to Mr. G. Alvin Smith. ,Seaman 2/c J. Wiaymnan Hack- ett, former KSC football star, ipent the Christmas holidays in Louisville. Having just complet- ed '"boot tra'ning" he expected to be sent to a navy school for nstruction in physical education or proibaible future assignment n that field. X. S. E. A-. XULLIMOS The former Miss Thehna According to popular opinion, Cayne, well known secretary at army tralinig prepares a man Central High School, now ans- for married life. On disdage he wers to the name oif Mrs. Garrett merely changes "yes-sir" to "yes- Tihford. ma'am." K. N. E. A. HONOR ROLL 1944 The ibollowlng named school units have enrolled 100% in the as- sociation by payment of the annual fee for 1944. School Lexington Public Dunlar High Russell Junior High Carver Constitution B. T. Washington Bardstown Pubhlic Dunham HIgh Lincoln High Rosenwald Hth Banneker High Garfield County **Adair Bath Christian Clark Fayette McCracken Larue Madison Montgomery SimPson Union Warren Prin or Supt. W. T. Rowland* P. L. Guthrie W. T. Seals Ada B. Withrow J. B. Caudler Lucy H. Smith W. D. Chilton* William F. Mudd E. W. Whiteside Mrs. Pearl M. Patton Prof. hlner 0. Daivid Mrs. M. 0. Strauss Superintendent C. W. Marshall W. W. Roschi N. T. Hooks Wm. G. Conhwright D. Y. Dunn Miles Meredith Ada Lee Graham James B. Moore Mrs. N. G. MoNanmara H. T. Wright T. V. Fortenlberry Everett Witt Individuals Carrie Fountain C. V. Stiapp* J. M. Tydings ,Suiperintendent * *Honor nierbes City Lexington Lexington Lexington Lexington Lexington Lexington Bandstown Jenkins Paducah Madisonville Cynthiiana Paducah County Seat Columbia Owingsvifle Hopkinsville Winchester Lexington Paducah Hodgenviile Richmond Mt. Sterling Franklin Monganfield Bowling Green Louisville Jenkins Anchomage VOTE OF PROTEST (Continued from page Four) For the support of Kentucky State College, outof-estate tuition under the AndiersonIMiayer Act, and the West Kentucky Vocational Training School, a total of $@24,243.00 was requested by Negro school heads to the Legislative Council. When the Governor's proposed budget was announced, only the pitiful and inadequate sun of $197,- 000M00 was recommended to provide for higher and vocational edu- cation for Negroes for the entire state. "From my knowledge of the conditions of higher anid vocational education for Negroes in Ken- tucky," he continued, ",some real tangible evidence of larger support must come forward." Practically all of the surrounding states which spoinsor a separate program of Negro higher education have been and are now spendinrg more to this end than Kentucky. The list in- cludes West Virginia, Ohio. and Tennessee. For all of the state supported institutions for white people in Kentucky, there are special taxes from, which funds are derived monthly, ",when and as collected," this, in addition to the fairly de- cent state appropriations which have been granted by the Legisla- tuire, while the usual appropriations granted for Negro higher and vocational education are not enough to operate a first class stock or dairy farm. The institutionis for Negroes do not share in these special taxes and, therefore, are comnpelled to rely upon fundis provided by the Legislature. However, when the time comes to appropriate funds for Negro education the time-,worn cry is "that we don't have the money." If any state can appropriate $3,000,'000.00 for teachers' sala- ries of which the Negro teachers in the end will obtain only a meager part, then it certainly can appropriate more than $40,000.00 for the operation of West Kentucky Vocational School for Negroes at Pa- ducagh or the sum of $150,000.00 for the operation of Kentucky State College at Frankfort. Mr. Anderson stated "there are only 1465 Negro teachers in Ken- tucky while there are over 20,000 white teachers; the $3,000,00! fig- ure looks attractive but when you observe the percentage its nothing to be alarmed about." In commenting further he stated "My vote on the Teachers' Bill is largely one of protest. It is not that I wish to *deny benefits to elementary and secondary school teachers, but I do want to stress the fact that higher and vocational education for Negro boys and girls must not suffer any further, and in some way the Race must be granted larger additional direct appropriations." For state supported colleges for white people of sinilar size enroll- mnent, the Legislature has always seen fit to grant larger individual appropriations than to the institutions for Negroes at Frankfort ofr Paducah. As evidence of the plight of educational inequalities and inadequate funds, the Louiisville Defender carried in its January aN D2nd edition in bold front page type an appeal by Prof. W. H. Perry and the KNEA urging citizens to write to the Governor and members of the General Assemnlbly for a fairer and more liberal recognition of Negro educational needs. In the past the Race has been a little too complacent and as a result we are far behind the educational ad- vancefment of Negroes in West Virginia, Tennessee, Ohio or even North Carolina. Therefore, I believe, that the Negroes of Kentucky must make a more uncompromising and determined fight for educa- tional justice or suffer further inequalities. Mor. Anderson stated that the Governor'*s budget bill will be up for pasaige in a few days, at which time, he intends to vigorously fight on the floor of the House of Iepresentatiaves for additional financial support for Negro eduication. ANNUAL K. N. E. A. IMUSIALE FEATURING STATE TALENT QUINN CHAPEL Friday Evening, April 14th I K 16 The Domestic Life And Accident Insurance Co. STRENGTh - SERVICE - SECURITY 21 Years of Satisfactory Service OVER $2,000,000 PAID TO POLICYHOLDERS OVER 500,000 POLICYHOLDERS RESERVE OVER 200,000 SURPLUS TO POLICYHOLDERS Has Purchased $325,000 War Bonds All Claims Paid Promptly And Cheerfully Insure In THE DOMESTIC and Help Make Jobs for Your Sons and Daughters HOME OFFICE - LOUISVILLE, KY. W. L. SANDERS, President J. E. SMITH, Vice Presidt R. D. TERRY, Secretary and Agency Director C. W. SNYDER, AL D., CLARENCE-YOUNG, Medical Director Treasurer i