Box 22, Folder 19, Document 3

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Box 22, Folder 19, Document 3

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ANE es On EASCULIVS ae ay Lad ee
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Yovembar j0, 1566 {noratag

nator Abranag Ribleoff, Chairana of the Gubcomnitéce

&& the start of today*s hearing Henator Ribteoff acknowledised the

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receist of @ report propered at the request ef the Subcommittes by

‘Me. Hilbert Peffermon on behak? cf the Department. Senator RLbicof?
described Mr. Feffernnn as “a noted acess on urban affairs” and
Getliered that the report aade en important contribution to the under=
stending of urben prooleds.

ROY WILKINS, Zuccutive Director, National Associaticn for Advancement
ey Colored Psonie.
Mr. Wilkins dlscuséed the reasons ant progrets aimed at
helping the Negro kad not ¢ Rceerea ead ble plight. He
criticized the viewpoint that the exto £ aespair end wLotrust
i Hegroees jastifys % sleckening of governmental efforts. The
spansion of federal programs in housing, ecucasson, employment, sad
eivia rights was urgead. The following specific points wore mate
during his testimony;

“he Ineressed Fyoonditures for tow Incevws Movsing

Mr. Wilkins advocated en imnediate end largescale expansion of ; Govarnnen

expenditures which cove Rous. ra for low. iacoms faullies. Ee suggested

~ the $50 blliion figure mentic med in racent diccussions of urbon
ehabilitation weds was & reolistic eztlamte of the anount necessary

ts achicve @ substantial iupact on the probleu of substandard houslag,.

The enactment of eoueine 3 leglelation Guring the Ojth Congress xepresented

merely a first step.

2. Tho Penoratration Cities Progress

i, Wilking declared that the Denonstration Cities Progrea must not
soliton @ glorified form of urban rencwal. He expressed coafidence
that Seeretary Weaver would —_e the progres so thet ite
objectives would te realised

H/GRY GOLDEN, Publisher, Carolina Israslite

Me. Colden maintained thet the Fodereal geverament was the only institution
which could direct the attack upen urban problems. He stresaed thas
relience upon the private sector should not dead to a weakening of the

Feceral govermuient's leadership role.


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