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The Kentucky
State College



Special War Emergency Program designed for than mm- {he
denim to finish the standard four year college work in
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Throo Summer Seniom: Beginning May 10. June ll. July ll ‘



Arts and Sciences ‘
Agriculture — Home Economics
Business Administration — Engineering


'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 Msociation of Colléges
and Secondary Schools


B. B. ATWOOD. President ,



 The K. N. E. A. Journal

Official Organ of the Kentucky Negro Education Association
Vol. XIV MayJune, 1943 Na. 3


Published by the Kentucky Negro Education Association
Editorial Office at 2230 West Chestnut Street

banisvflle, Kentucky


W. H. Perry, .112, Executive Secretary, Louisville, Managing Editor
H. E. Goodloe, Danvil'le, President of K N. E. A.
A. 1“. Gibson. Pinevflle W. W. Maddox, Paducah
Victor K. Perry, Inuisvflle Wme‘y M. Young, Lincoln Ridge
Published bimonthly during the school year: October, December,
February and April ’

Manhership in the K. N. E. A. includes subscription to'the Journal
Rates for Advertising space maned on request
Present Circulation. 2M0 copies. 1942 K N. E. A. Membership, 1380


K. N. E. A. Officers ................................... , ........ 2
Editorial Comment ............................................. 3
Minutes of 1943 Planning Conference ............................. 5
Address of President Goodloe ................................... 6
Financial Report of Sememy-Treasurer ......................... 8
Report of Legislative Committee ................................. 10
Address of Hon. William H. Hastie ............................... 14


Educational Factors and War Manpower.



Lincoln Key Awarded ..............
Home Economics Conference at K. S. C.
K. N. E. A. Kullings ...............


 K. N. E. A. OFFICERS FOR 1542-1543





(H. E. Goodloe, President ..Danv!.lle
Grace S. Morton, First Vice-President ......,.. .Frankfort
'1‘. J. Long, Second Vice-President . . Louisville
W. H. Perry, In, Secretary»Trmu1-er. .Loulsville
L. V. Ranels, Assistant Secretary .Winchester

H E Goodloe, President. ....... ..: Danville

. .Paducaih



W. W. Maddox (Term Expires 1943)
Whitney M. Young (Term Expires 1943)
A. F. Gibson (Tenn Expires 1944) .
Victor K. Perry (Term Expires 1944)

Lincoln Ridge



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. .Louisville
.Linwln Ridge


Edward T. Buford, High School 3: College Dapt.
Mayme Morris, Elementary Education Deparhnem
M. L. Copeland, Rural School Departnent.
B. L. Carpenter, Music Department .......
Whitney M. Young, Vocational Education} Dept.
'W. 0. Nuckolls, Pn‘ncipals’ Conference
Beatrice Willis, Primary Teachers’ Depaziment.
Anoma Beard, Youifh Council ..
Ouida Evans, Art Teachers’ Conference
G. W. Jackson, Social Science Teachers Conference.
Gertrude Sledd, Science Teac'hers’ Conference.....
Jewell R. Jackson, English Teachers‘ Conference
A. C. Randall, Librarians’ Conference ......






. .Lynch


F. L. Baker, Physical Education Department . .Lexington
W. H. Craig, Guidance Workers‘ Conference ........... ..Coving‘ton
A. J. Richards, Foreign Language Teachers‘ Conference. . . .Frankfort
William D. Johnson, Adult Education Department ..... ...Lou.isvflle


l—M. 0. Strauss, Paducah... . JFh'st District Association
Z—IHelen Nuckolls, Providence .Second District Association
3—A. L. Poole, Bowling Green .Third District Association
4—Russe11 Stone, Bloomfield .FounEh District Association
5—Mayme Morris, Louisville .Fifth District Associatiun
6—W’hitney M, Young, Lincoln Bluegrass District Ass’n.
7—H. R. Merry, Covington . .Northern District Association
8—William Gilbert, Wheelwright. . .Eastern District Assozfiation
S—A. F. Gibson, Pineville ........... Upper Cumberland Dist. Ass’n.







 Editorial Coinment


War conditions, and cancellation of the scheduled meeting of the
KEA. raised the question as to whether the K.N.E.A. should .hold its
sixty—seventh session scheduled for April 14-17 this year. After care-
ful consideration, the annual convention was cancelled when the vote
of President Goodloe broke the tie that existed between Hie directors
on the question The association caieers thereupon \manimously a-
greed that a War—lime Planning Conference, open to all the member-
ship, be held on Friday, April 16, to lie preceded by the annual musi-
cale on Thursday evening, and followed by a public program on Fri-
day evening,

The wisdom of the decision was evident, in the spirit and enthu-
siasm of those in attendance, the definiteness of decisions reached,
the active participation of members from many parts of the state, and
the resumption of the payment of membership fees, which had
greatly slackened when many teachers assumed there would be no
KN.EtA. session. Transactions of the Flaming Conference :beéame
valid when they were later approved by the directors. The address of
President Goodloe and the report of the Legislative Committee, both
of which are printed in this issue of the Journal, indicate the areas
of interest considered by those in attendance at the Conference, and

merit thoughtiul reading.


The end of the fiscal year will bring with it retirement of one of

Kentucky‘s outstanding eduwtors, Mrt L. N. Taylor, Director of Rural
Education, State Department of Education. Mr. Taylor has labored
persistently and sincerely to develop educational opportunities and
facilities, particularly among the underprivileged youths of the state,
He has met with much success in his efforts, with the result that many
Schools have gradually met the requirements necessary for accredit»
ing. ’
Mr. Taylor has taken great interest in the peculiar prdblems pre—
sented in many counties by Negro youth, who, prevented by law from
attending the nearest school, are too few in number to warrant the
Establishment of a separate school, and too far from a Negro consoli~
dated school to make transportation practical. His continued attack on
this problem is expected to reach fruition in the establishment of one
or two boarding high schools for Negroes in the near future

In rewgnition of his long and useful service to education in Ken-


 tucky, and particularly of his kir and impartial dealings with Negro
schools, the K, N. E. A. presented him a 17 jewel welds. The presen.
tation was made by President R. B. Atwood, of Kentucky State Col. ‘
lege, at a public evening session of the association. The K. N. E. A,
regrets the depzu‘imre of this splendid character tram the field of active
service, and wishes fm' him a peaceful and happy retirement period.
(See also Lincoln Key Awarded to Retiring Educator).



Our association has not escaped the efiects} of the war, The reoent
Planning Conic—mange was an efiort to solve problems presented or
made acute by the War emergency. Emergency situations have neces-
sitated the making of impartant decisions by the Board of Directars,
It has met the Lssues squarely, sometimes with conflicting opinions,
but always with a View to the present and future best interests of the
associafiom .

The Board met on the camrpus of Kentucky State College. in
Frankfort, an Saturday, May 8, approved all recammendations made
at the Planning Confer-ems, made a special study of the report of the
Legislative Committee, and formulated plans for making its racom-
mendations effective The hope was expressed that each District As-
sociation would interest its membership in working for the same och-
jectives, The president and secretary were present at the Frankfort
meeting of the directors.

Upon the 'Board of Directors rests the constitutianal requirement
“to represent and act for the association in all matters requiring im-
mediate attention when the association is not in session.”




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APRIL 15, 1943
Morning Session

The Sixty-seventh meeting of the Kentucky Negro Education
Association opened in Beecher Terrace at 10:00 A M. on this date.
The meeting was a special Wartime Planning Conference, called by
the Board of Direcwrs in lieu of the Annual Convention1 cancelled
by vote of the Board of Directors due to war conditions. Prayer was
ofiered by Prof W. S. Blantnn, of Winchester. Musical selections were
Well rendered by the Glee Clubs of the Georgia G. Moore School1 di-
remed by Misses Mabel Coleman and Mina Hughes.

Mr. Marshall J Murphree, who had served for twenty-three years
in Rhodesia was presented and made a brief, but very interesting
talk. Mr. Blyden Jackson, president of the Louisville Association of
Teachers in Colored Schools, delivered a cordial welcome to the delé
Mr. H. E. Goodloe, president, made a short address, proposing
eight pertinent questions for consideration by the membership dur-
ing the Conference. (See address, published in this issue of Journal).
Following a brief discussion, the questions raised were referred by
motion (Messrs. Barker, Dowery) to the Legislative Committee.

The report of the Secretary~Treasurer, Mr. W. H. Perry, Jr., was
made, and upon motion, referred to the Board of Directors

Profi Blanton raised the question as to whether a quorum was
present, and if. so, whether the K. N. El Al was not in annual session.
Prof. C B. Nunkolls commented that the matter of a quorum is un-
important, as this is a Planning Conference, and we are to act, subject
to approval by the directors. Upon motion by Mr. M, J. sleet, second-
ed by Mr. C. B. Nixdmlls, it was agreed that the Conference “proceed
as outlined.” The motion was carried by an almost unanimous vote.

Prof. W. H. Fouse raised the question as to whether the K.N.E.A.
should or should not meet a year from now, and suggested that there
should be an expression from those present as to the procedure that
should be followed. Proii Fouse‘s motion that it be the consensus of
opinion that We not have a meeting until two years firom now was
lost through its failure to receive a second. Mr. sleet pointed out
that the decision constitutionally remains with the Board of Direcr

The Conference adjourned at mm; P. M. for a short recess to
allow committees to prepare their reports.

following the brief recess, the Conference resumed its delibera»
Lions. Prof. G. H. Adams, of Winchester, raised a question as to the
status of the present meeting. Mrs. Jewell R. Jackson, Covington,
analyzed the situation as a Planning Conference. President R. B.
Atwood asked whether the Board of Directors has the power to set
aside an annual meeting, provided for in the Constitution. There was
discussion on this point by Messrs. J. Bryant Cooper, H. (1. Russell,


 and W. P. Ofl‘utt, all of Louisville, and Mr. C. B. Nut-hells, of Ash—
land. All agreed that the best possible use should be made of the day
available to us. Upon motion (Messrs. W. P. Offutt, Jr., J. Bryant
Cooper) the Conference recessed until 2 0‘ P. M.

Afternoon Session

The afternoon session was opened with prayer by Reverend L. A,
LI-Iaynes, of Greater St. James Church, and music by the glee club of
the Virginia Avenue School. The report of the Legislative Committee
was made by Mr. H. C. Russell, and included several recommends.
tions on federal and state matters affecting the education of state
youth. (See the report, published in this issue of the Journal). Fol-
lowing discussion, the report was endorsed upon motion (Messrs.
Fouse, Barker).

President Goodloe urged that copies of this report he sent an
schools, and that teachers of the state Contact their representatives
with a view to securing the enactment of the recommendations into
laws. Prof. C. B. Nuckolls urged strongly that efions be made, before
the legislature meets, to keep our program before both teachers and

Additional musical numbers were rendered by the Virginia Ave-
n-ue School Glee Club. Prof W. H. Fouse spoke of the movement in
some Kentucky areas to prepare pupils in junior colleges, and sug-
gested that the movement be extended. The report of the Committee
on Resolutions was made by the chairman, Mrs. Lucy Earth Smith,
and upon motion (Pres Atwood, Mr. J. E. Cooper) was approved.

There was general discussion for the good of the organization,
following which President Goodloe thanked the committees and the
members present for their services. whereupon the Conference ad-

H. E. Goodloe, President
W. H. Perry, Jr., Secretary


By B. E. Gnodloe

Since our last meeting, there are many things that have bans-
pired which have caused this body to curtail its session and to meet
as we are now doing at present. My sole interest is to formulate a pro-
gram that will improve the status of the teachers of Kentucky and to
help plan a program for the boys and girls of Kentucky that will en-
able all to have equal educational-bppormni’ties aha-eq‘ualmppornlifi-
(fiesifor earning a livelihood. Since this is wsPlanningflonferehce, I
.am presenting a setvot questions to’the Legislativeian‘d Resolutions
Committeesfar their: consideration insmappingreoutialprog'am 491'
the consideration.o£ this body. Ifseid groupsvbeiieve that thetques—
tirns are food for athoutght; then it is recommended'rthatlthey takesuch
actions as they deem wise in mapping out theirapaniciflar: program.

The questions are as follows:.


 1. The Eubanks Case comes up for trial May 5‘ What stand will
the Kentucky Negro Education Association take in this matter? Is it
0f sufiident importance that we formulate plans for active support
of the case or go on record as being silent in the matter?

2. The question is now before the leaders of Kentucky as to what
to do with our Schools of Reform‘ One group thinks that it would be
best to put said schools under the supervision of the State Depart-
ment of Education The question of the betterment of Negro boys
and girls is involved What action if any should this body take?

3. The Governor of Kenmcky is being urged to call a Special Ses-
sion of the Legislature for the purpose of coming to the aid of the
teachers of Kentucky in this World Crisis. Should this group take
some action in the matter-7 Do you believe that we should petition
the Governor or do you think We Should send a Conunittee to see
him? What should be done in this matter?

4. The questions of lengthening school terms and raising the sala-
ries of teachers to meet present day needs are now being considered.
In most of the Independent School Districts of Kenmoky there exists
a double salary schedule in which Negro teachers are paid less than
white teachers. What steps can the K.N.E.A. take to let local boards
of educations know We are taking a fearless stand against this?

5, There is a movement on foot to change our method of selecting
the State Superintendent of Sahools, Some educators think that it is
best to have said officer appointed by the State Board of Education.
What action should this body take in the matter?

6. There is a bill pending in Congress whereby the schools of
Kentucky will be aided by nine million dollars if said bill is success-
ful in passing Under present arrangements, the states have super-
vision aver the distribution of the funds. Will there be a double sal-
ary schedule in the distribution? Is this group interested?

'1. The state ofiicials of Kentucky are to be elected this year. Is
the Kentucky Negro Education Association interested? To me it
seams of vital importance, How shall we proceed to get the heat pos-
sible results?

8. What is the role of the K.N.E‘A. in this prGaent World Crisis?
With Negro boys in the thick of the fight for democracy, I am won-
dering it there is something that can be done by this organization? It
may be in the farm of buying War Bonds or donation to the Red
Cross or something that this group may think best.

With these eight questions for your consideration, I shall close
my remarks in under that the above, and other things ~mjght