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* S ©M Stanley Sweeting “V The True Story About Easter of the Easter egg may toe traced back to the ancient Persians and Egyptians, who regarded it as an emblem of “new life.” You see, after the fowl lays her egg, and after the egg is hatched, a new life arises which sympolizes the Resurrection or a new birth. THE TRADITIONAL BUNNY la related to Eaater In several re spect*—including the following two. Legend has It that the Bunny lays the egg on the Baturday night before Easter, and from the egg a new life appears. Further,the rabbit Is a nocturnal animal who re sponds to the seasonal moonlight, and Easter Day Is determined by a full moon. Hence, the Bunny’s appearance and the appearance of Easter depend upon a corporate full moon. Now, you kiddles know why we have Easter-egg-rolling time. Devout observers of Lent do not eat eggs—because of its sacred relationship—during the Lenten season. They begin on Easter morn. The Arrington Fallacy SO THEY RAKED our Negro assistant state attorney over the coals and sent him to the showers! Be it as it may, I’ll never be able to understand the reasoning of some Negroes on the matter. Henry Arrington is a Negro attorney and a good one, but he is also a human being. And, whether or not others think so, he is a gentleman. Poli tics is a dangerous thing and the state attorney’s office proved this point. There’s no doubt that Arrington was a political target, and it the gunsights had missed him anent the infamous radio broadcast, he most certainly would have been ambushed by a political sniper sometime later. I David Hawthorne, avowed foe of all that’s good and wholesome between the races, spearhaded this filthy mess. It was his “sneak preview” in the form of a tape recording that produced the political fodder. ABOUT HAWTHORNE, we give not a tinker’* damn, but for the broadcast, it’ll continue to be “the voice of the people.” Rev. John E. Culmer, the program’s moderator, has been accused, by some, for permitting Arrington to expose himself publicly. Why so? Other pro fessionals —political and otherwise —and from both races, have like wise been exposed publicly via this program. The program Is de signed for everybody and it’s left to the speaker to rqake the best of his deliberations. The speaker should, however, alert himself as prize fighters do and protect himself at all times. Arrington’s suspension could sum up to be a blessing in disguise, for while the young attor ney might have lost his job, he gained national recognition through the publicity received therefrom. Omega Boat Cruise Monday Moonlight THE OMEGA PSI PHI fraternity’s celebrated moonlight boat cruise becomes a reality Monday night. As I told you in a previous paragraph the local Sigma Alpha chapter of “Greeks” is fast pedd ling ducats for their Biscayne Bay outing. The boat’s capacity of 300 is nearly exhausted and if you are smart you’d hurry and contact members of the frat or North’s Travel Bureau and latch on to the few that are left. The ride is a 3-hour hop around beautiful Biscayne Buy and music with dancing will be the order of the night. The triple decker ferry “Seven Seas Dreamboat,” is one of the largest and finest to sail the Miami waters, and the sight-seeing tour of Miami and Miami Beach’s skylines are all yours for the moderate fee of two dollars. Don’t look for the boat at Pier 10 in the City Yacht Basin as I formerly misinformed you, instead, you’ll find it anchored near the Goodyear blimp base on the western bend of MacArthur’s Cause- Wa *' ‘Tho They be Blind, Yet See I’VE BEEN WANTING to get this off my chest for a long time, and I find no better time to do it than now. It’s a word for Joseph Walker, the gospel blind boy of radio station WMBM. Joe, as he is affectionately called, is heard daily via “The Gospel Caravan,” by thousands of listeners in Florida and the Bahamas. His ability to deliver the program-supporting commercials is without a rival. This ability is based upon the uncanny memory that Joe possesses—you see, Joe’s blind. You cannot really appreciate the blind lad’s work from the other end of a radio. You have to see him operate to fully Salomon 3Funmtl (Estsbleshed 1926) Dignified, Personal, Courteous Service Funerals Within Range of Each Budget INSTANT AMBULANCE SERVICE 315 N.W. 15th Street Phone FR 3-1440 YOU HAVE BEEN TOLD about the Easter story, and you have been told about the Resur rection. In fact, you have had characterized to you more phases than one aibout the various Easter festivities. But what your Sunday School teacher probably hasn’t told you, is the story behind the relationship of the Easter egg and Bunny to the Feast of the Resurrection. Do you happen to know the significance of just why the egg and rabbit are symbolic of Easter? Well, here goes: The use THE MIAMI TIMES—Th. PeopW New.p.per SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 1956 understand. Every manusvsr In the control room Is executed by Joe; every record, every title, every announcement, every detail— from memory. He’s a wizard with the Braille board, but dooa not use It in the control room. His only Inspiration Is his dutiful wife, De lores, who leads him to the studio. Joe knows more about baseball and baseball players than some of the players themselves. He’s a prolific writer of baseball news, and you wont believe this, but Joe Walker is an expert in the knowledge of sports. What about Gospel music? Ohl That’s a sideline. Gloria Gifts Grandma ARRIVING IN MIAMI last Saturday night from New York were Mrs. Gloria Edden-Roberts, KN., daughter of Saul and Juanita Edden, and baby son, Joey, who flew down via Eastern Air Lines. Mrs. Roberts and 18-month-old Joey are visiting friends and rela tives for four weeks. Mrs. Roberts, sister of Mrs. James (Vernon) Lindsey, is an employee at New York’s Sydenham Hospital and is the houseguest of her aunt and grandmother, Mrs. Amet Love and Mrs. Lucia Edden, 320 N.W. 15th St. MSOUT SOCIAL SECURITY . . • WEAVER SAYS - - I have observed over a period of some 18 years here in the Mi ami Social Security office some thing that is important yet diffi cult to write about. Maybe you have read some of my articles encourageing people to “get their house in order” before deciding to retire. One of the many questions I ask them is, “What are you going to do if you do decide to quit working?” If a man tells me he’s going to spend his time fishing, loafing, or twiddling his thumbs I check him off my list as a poor risk. On the other hand if he tells me he’s never had time to do something he’s always wanted to do I figure him a good risk. This is particularly true of per sons with imagination or incen tive traits. Why do I ask these questions? Well, I guess it’s because I love people! I want them to be happy! I want them to get the most out of life! A man I classify as a poor risk is the one who is going to have a lot of trouble passing time. He can’t fish every day. He can’t twiddle his thumbs every day. He’s going to be just plain miserable and probably won’t live too long. The man who tells me he’s al ways wanted to write a book, complete some invention he’s had in mind for a long time but never had the time, or plans on build ing something —a boat maybe— well, he is going to be with us for a long, long time. Yes there’s nothing so dif ficult to pass as time! Better hinks it over before you decide to retire. I cleared my desk, cleaned my specks, got out my magnifying <?lass, a computing machine, some paper and pencils and went to work. I didn’t really have any one thing in mind but you can frequently learn some suprising things about your business if you study the figures closely enough. One of the interesting facts that I developed was that One out of every 200 Old-age and Survivors Insurance monthly checks, issued to persons in the entire U. S., Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands is payable to a resident of Dade County. Therefore, about $2,100,000 monthly or over $25,000,000 a year is landing right back here. And another thing that should be borne in mind is that these checks are cashed and largely spent as soon as received. They’re certainly ot hoarded! Beneficiaries in Dade County by groups are: Retired workers 65 or over 22,475 Wives of above 5,975 Children of above 610 Children of deceased workers 5,800 Mothers of above 1,465 Widow, dependent widowers and parents 3,675 Total Beneficiaries 40,000 # Anther interesting comment is that the Miami District Office is now and has been for over a year, the largest district office south of Baltimore. The above article was written by Wi}liam B. Weaver, Manager, Social Security Administration, 34 S. W. First St., Miami 32, Florida—Phone 9-8461. This is one of a series of articles appear ing in thes columns weekly. / “A Living Service lor the Living” RANGE FUNERAL HOME OSCAR AND ATHALIE RANGE, OWNERS Phong 89-1331 Instant, Efficient Ambulance Service O9oar Range, Licensed Embalmer - Funeral Director 6705 N.W. 15th Avenue SEE THE WORLD’S GREATEST COLORED PSYCHIC READER PROF. HUNTER ' If you are sick, worried or in trouble this is the place to come. 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CALL IN PERSON LISTEN TO GOSPEL TRAIN Tuss., Thura, Sat., S:3O to 7:30 a.m. Station WMIE Our Classified Columns Gel Fast Results ORGANIZE MISS. GROUP TO SECURE NEGRO PLAYGROUNDS Brookhaven, Mis s.—(ANP)<— Two dozen Negro civic and social organizations here have organiz ed to get playground facilties for youth “and other things that need to toe done,” an official of the United Youth Foundation said last week. Gonoa Sortin Jr., vice president, said the foundation began “four or five months ago and we’re de veloping.” “We have a lot of ideas,” he added, “but we plan to expand" and cover the county. Sortin said he knew of no other groups similar to the UFY. So far, he said, there has been no trouble between the races here “We don’t want to make our group a political football.” PAGE 9 ■■■■■■■nyr<r* PROF. ST «» —AW J'