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Schoolboys Make Fine
Gesture Against
Says Dr. Jansen
Taken from the Brooklyn Eagle !
It is ;a heartening gesture that 1
has been made against racial dis
crimination by Dr. William Jansen, j
Superintendent of Schools; the;
superintendents of Catholic Schools
for Brooklyn and New York and
the Automobile Association of
Fifty-one schoolboys, chosen as
outstanding school safety patrol
men, boys who help the younger
children to learn habits of safety
in our city streets, were to join j
in a parade of safety patrolmen j
in Washington. Four of these boys
of fine character have darker skins 1
than the others. That is, they are
Negroes. In Washington, they >
would not be allowed to sit down in ;
a restaurant and eat with their j
white friends nor sleep in the same i
hotels. So the above gentlemen
called off the Washington trip.
This city has reason to be proud
of them. In the South —even as ;
far North as Washington—people
consider the matter of discrimina
tion between skins their business
and none of ours. This incident of
the 47 and four brings home to
us the fact that it is nothing of
the sort. Discrimination is a dis
ease that spreads. When injustice
in one section of the country brings
injustice to people here, the fact
that we are affected by its ex
istance —anywhere—is inescapable.
It is too bad that these 51 fine
young schoolboys lost their trip to
Washington but there was some re
compense in the high honors paid
them here and in the program of
sightseeing and entertainment
furnished them in this city. The
boys and the schools and the Auto
mobile Association are doing a
service to their country and all
the people in it by refusing to col
laborate in the practice of discrmi
Off To National
Marble Tournantent
Glenn Whitmore, winner of the
1948 Metropolitan Phoenix Marble
Tournament held April 24, left
Thursday morning at 3:10 A. M. f or
Wildwood, New Jersey, where he
will compete in the National Mar
ble Tournament, June 20 thru 26.
He will be accompanied by his
coach, Rogers W. Johnson, instruc
tor of Physical Education at Mary
Bethune Grade School.
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Before leaving Coach Johnson
contacted the Phoenix Chamber of
Commerce, The Phoenix Retail
Trade Bureau and the Phoenix
Junior Chamber of Commerce in
an effort to obtain a complete j
western outfit for Glenn but failed
in each effort. Rather than dis
appoint Glenn, he decided to con
tact Negro professional and busi
ness men asking for donations, and
this time his efforts were not in
So in behalf of Mr. and Mrs.
Eugene Whitmore father and mo
ther of Glenn and Coach Johnson
the Arizona Sun would like to ex
press their deepest appreciation to
the following professional men and
business establishments whose con
tributions and cooperation made it
possible for Glenn to go back east
dressed in a complete western out
fit plus a few other necessities.
Southern Drug-Tom May, Dr.
David M. Solomon, Ramas Phar
macy, Hodge’s Famous Barbecue,
Dr. Lowell Wormley, Johnson’s
Pharmacy, Dr. and Mrs. R. B.
Phillips, Bill Vaughn, Norman, s
Pharmacy, Fred Wilson’s Trading
Post, Ragsdale Mortuary, East
Lake Cleaners and Laundry, Willie
Smith, Town Talk Famous Barbe
T-Bone Walker
Packs ’Em In
T-Bone Walker and his great
band played ito a record crowd at
Riverside Park Ballroom Wednes
dan Night.
His sensational rendition of
“Bobby Sox Blues”, “Long Skirt
Blues” and “Stormy Monday Blues”
rocked the whole house.
Brought back Ito Phoenix by
popular demand T-Bone gave an
outstanding performance.
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A Mother Started
Father's Day in 1910
New York—Father’s Day, which
will be nationally observed this
year by Americans, Negro and
white, on Sunday, June 20th, was i
not the brain child of a group
of disgruntled Daddies who resent
ed all the attention Mamma got
on Mother’s Day. According to
the National Father’s Day Com
mittee, a volunteer organization
of notables from every walk of
life, united to promote better
father-child understanding, Fath
er’s Day was launched on June
19,1910, three years before the of
ficial Mother’s Day.
A mother created Father’s Day.
Mrs. John Bruce Dodd of Spokane,
Washington, suggested the idea to
honor her father, William Smart,
a Civil War Veteran, who reared
| his six motherless children on an
Eastern Washington farm. William
Jennings Bryan was one of the
first to give endorsement to Mrs.
Dodd’s plan, and James Whitcomb
Riley wrote, “My heart is with
you in this great work.” In 1924,
President Calvin Coolidge was the
first Chief Executive to recom
mend National observance of
Father’s Day.
Dedicated this year the build- j
ing of good citizenship* at home,
Father’s Day will be greater than
ever. America’s children of ajl
races and colors will need little
reminder to honor the greatest
American of them 'all—The Ameri
can Father—on Sunday, June 20th.
, Proclamation
WHEREAS, Father’s Day is de
dicated to the building of a strong
America through wholesome child
upbringing; and
WHEREAS, the Fathers of this
great country are responsible for
their children as future citizens;
and -
WHEREAS, for the last thirty
eight years the American people
have paid special homage to their
I fathers by setting aside one day
in the year for special commemora
tion of Fatherhood,
Garvey, Acting Governor of the
State of Arizona, do hereby pro
claim Sunday, June twentieth,
1948, as
and call upon our citizens to com
memorate this day with proper
religious worship and public cere
monies conducted in the spirit of
this year’s theme, “Good Citizen
ship Begins at Home--Honor
Father, Builder of each Father
for his unselfish service and un-,
wavering loyality and guidance
throughout the year to all of those
within his household.
Jim Crow Ban
The attempt to keep Jim-Crow
out of the peace-time draft bill
which is nearing passage met cer
tain defeat in the house of repre
sentatives, last Tuesday.
Foremost in his efforts to keep
Jim Crow out of the armed forces
was one of the two Negro repre
sentatives in Congress, Adam Clay
ton Powell Jr., New York. The
proposal was voted down 135-23.
Powell proposed that racial dis
crimination be forbidden but this
proposal met defeat 102-14.
Rep. Rankin, of Mississippi, took
a firm stand against the bill, and
a representative from Michigan in
timated that Powell had indicated
that he himself wanted segregation
by marrying a woman who is a
Published in the Interest of the Social, Political and Economic Welfare of 40,000 Negroes of Arizona.
Congressmen Ponder i
Over Just Who Will j
Return to Washington
Washington —Capital observers
this week were revising their
estimates of the make-up of the
81st Congress, which will convene
next January, as additional mem
bers of the House of Representa
tives announced plans for the fall;
Joining the ranks of those who!
definitely will not seek a return
to Washington for the next session '
was Arizona’s junior Congressman, |
Richard F. (Dick) Harless, who!
now is ending his sixth year in \
the nation’s capital.
Harless, who announced his can- j
didacy last week for the governor- j
ship of Arizona, is one of a number j
of Representatives seeking guber
torial posts in home states.
Most Congressman who have de
cided to seek governorships are
placed in a somewhat embarras
ing position. Due to the pressing
legislation now before Congress,
they must stay here and fulfill
I their tasks. This duty, of course,
I will require several of the guber-
I natorial candidates to open their
campaigns later than politically
expedient, and their opponents
have the opportunity of spading
the ground early.
Harless’ candidacy was viewed
here as of extreme importance to
his home state. Members of Con
gress and a number of Washington
newspaperman looked on the an
nouncement as presaging great
benefits to Arizona. \
Harless, occupied with legislative
matters, has delayed full con
sideration of campaign details unti
his return to Phoenix, which will
be June 20th at the earliest under
present Congressional plans for
United Mutual
Offers Training
Under GI Bill
New York—The United Mutual
Life Insurance Company is the
first Negro insurance firm to in
stitute courses under the GI Bill
of Rights, it was revealed this
week. In cooperation with the In
surance Society of New York, the
Company has set up courses in
life insurance, leading up to in
struction for the general broker’s
license, Chartered Life, Under
writer’s diploma, and life insurance
agency management.
Upon successful completion of
the course, which covers a period
of ten weeks, an examination for
the State Insurance License will
follow immediately. On-the-job
training is also offered by the
United Mutual Insurance Company.
In addition, the Veteran who quali
fies for a state license may con
tinue the full course of study of
fered by the Insurance Society of
New York.
• The trainee will receive a fixed
weekly wage from the insurance
company and subsistence from the
Veterans Administration. Single
Veterans may earn as much as
$175 while training, and one with
dependents may earn up to S2OO.
A married Veteran may earn up
to S2OO.
The course is open to both men
and women Veterans. The offices
of the United Mutual are at 310
Lenox Avenue. It will give further
information to those interested.
Read NEWS and VIEWS by Wade
H. Hammond on Editorial Page.
| Harless Announces
|Entry In Arizona
Governor Race
Richard F. Harless, Arizona con
gressman, has announced his can
didacy for the Democratic nomina
tion for governor of Arizona.
Harless said that he had reached
his decision to make the race after
conference today, and that “having
reached the decision, there is no
j point in withholding announce
ment. #
He said in his formal statement
that petitions for his candidacy
' '-'•ould be circulated throughout
| the stqte beginning Friday morn
i ing. The petitions will require an
| approximate 1,300 signatures to
| validate the candidacy under Ari
zona law.,
The congressman refused to j
[ speculate on either the names of j
possible successors in congress, or |
upon the race for the gubernatorial
He said that he will not return
to Arizona to press the campaign
personally “until congress has com
pleted its job.”
“I believe,” he added, “that the
congress will adjourn June 18, and
that I can return to Arizona short
ly thereafter.
“In the meantime, there are
many matters of great importance
to be voted upon, and I do not see
how I can take time off for any
personal politics. There are some
matters of Colorado river legisla
tion pending. There are the appro
priations bills, the draft, possible
further action on the reciprocal
trade agreements, and many other
matters which are of importance
both nationally and to Arizona.
Therefore, I shall remain here, de
spite the pressing personal reasons
for an immediate return to Ari
Harless said he had put aside
all requests for an announcement
of his candidacy earlier “out of re
spect for my close personal friend,
the late Gov. Sidney P. Osborn.
Governor Osborn was a vital factor
in the life of Arizona, and the many
legislative acts in which he was in
terested helped greatly in bringing
our home state to the fore.”
He said that he will outline a
platform later, but added in a gen
eral statement, that he will “run
on the record established in con
Brothers Held
Without Bail
Otis and Alfred Taylor, brothers,
were summoned to the court of
justice Harry E. Westfall.
Held in connection with the
murder of Walter Pratt, 37, at
3701 South Central Ave. the week
of May 28, the brothers were bound
over for Superior Court without
Amer. Legion News
Mrs. Ruth Milden was re-elected
president of the auxiliary at the
election of officers, last Thurs
day, June 10. Thelma Ricks was
elected V. President; Irene Cole
man, Secretary and Louise Cash
Treasurer. The 2nd Vice President
will be elected at the next meet
Mrs. Moten was re-elected as
Chaplain. Other officers will be
appointed later.
Our benefit card party was en
joyed by all who attended; first
prize was won by Mrs. Irene Cole
man, 2nd prize went to Mrs Sey
more and 3rd prize to Mrs. Clara
What’s Happening
Around East
j Lake Park
The Teen-age Canteen will be
' open three days a week—Thursday,
! Friday, and Sunday only,
i All small boys and girls who are
| interested in arts and crafts are
I asked to come to the recreation
center daily except Saturday, and
Sunday. Miss G. Harris is in charge.
I Mr. Johnson, Director of Re
! creation asks all persons or organi
' zations who wishes to reserve the
j Shell to please call 3-1679. There
j is no charge.
Attention Girls: All girls who are
I interested in being in .the Omega
I Psi Phi Bathing Beauty Contest,
I contact William Johnson, by calling
3-1679 or 4-3494. This annual af
fair will be held about the middle
of July.
In Race for Judge
Superior Court
Gertrude Converse Announces
for Judge of the Superior Court
of Maricopa County—Democratic
primary September 7.
Home -address: 387 North 2nd
Office: 301 Luhrs Tower.

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Gertrude Converse
j Native of lowa —daughter of the
late Charles H. Converse, attorney
at law, who practiced in lowa
and California prior to his death
in 1912.
Came to Arizona in 1928—ad
mitted to Arizona State Bar in
1935 while living in Florence.
Moved to Phoenix in 1940—in
general practice here since then.
Member of Arizona State Bar
and Maricopa County Bar Asn.
Membership: Vice-President of
the Business and Professional
Women’s Club of Phoenix—Past
president of the Zona Club of
Phoenix (an international organi
zation of executive business and
professional women) - American
Legion Auxiliary.
Chairman of the Committee on
Uniform Divorce Laws for the
Arizona Bar Association last year;
reappointed for the coming year.
Two children, Robert Thomas
and Barbara Converse.
Assistant attorney general under
Joe Conway 1937-38. On staff of
Maricopa County attorney—l94o.
Served as special master by ap
pointment of the late Judge J.
C. Niles in contested probate ac
State-Wide Survey
A state-wide job inventory which
has just been made by the Arizona
State Employment Service, shows
that there were 4,306 unfilled open
ings on file at the 18 Employment
Service offices over the state as of
the Ist of June. This compares
with 3,159 such openings unfilled
at the same time a month ago.
In reviewing the inventory, Jas.
A. Rork, Director of the Employ
ment Service of the Em
ployment Security Commission of
Arizona, pointed out that this in
crease in labor demand is largely
accounted for by the 1,253 orders
for farm workers that have been
added. These, said Rork, included
new orders for 700 melon pickers
in the Yuma area, where the har- 1
vesting of this crop is now just
starting. Also, there have been add
ed orders in the Phoenix ES Farm
Office for some 250 farm workers,
and in the Mesa Office, 225 for
piece work in the Food Processing
Progressive Party
Denied Place on
Oklahoma Ballot
The Wallace for President party
received an official thumbs down
set-back by the political policy
drafters of Oklahoma last week,
and no place for a third party will
be allowed on the State ballot.
• Dr. J. J. Deboer, Professor of
Education at the University of
Illinois, uttered words in his de
liberation, setting forth the five
principles which the educator of
the present day school should re
> cognize, that Dr. Gammage, Presi
-1 dent of Arizona State College at
„ Tempe challenged for panel dis
i cussion.
1 Speaking to the summer students
1 in assembly Wednesday, Dr. De
boer pointed out that the educator
must keep abreast of social changes:
that ’he must participate in social
1 reconstruction; that he must de
fend his freedom to participate in
social reconstruction; that he must
■ assume his proportionate share of
1 civic responsibility; and finally, the
educator must play the role of the
■ “good Samaritan” even though it
is purely social in scope.
Verbal fire works began, however
when Dr. Gammage ridiculed the
idea of an educator in one depart
ment of the school curriculum
speaking authoritatively on sub
jects which involved the duty of
one who was officially apointed to
do so. iFrom this statement the
president became the victim of a
direct questioning assault.
The question of dealing fairly
and effectively with minority
groups to better the social condi
tions, created quite an argument.
Dr. Gammage argued that the
1 school was merely an agency to
do- the wishes of the people, but
he was immediately challenged, by
a member of the audience who was
disturbed over the presidents state
ments, who asked the question,
“what do you mean by ‘.the people?’
Who are ‘the people?’ “The people
do not wdnt the educational pro
j ceedures such as they are witnes
sing today he said. You are not
doing the will of the people! You
are doing the will of .the few when
you fire a teacher because he
doesn’t teach what you want, or
: would like for him to teach.”
Rabbi Krohn stated tjiat it had
i been said that the Negro didn’t
take advantage of his oportunities
—for example in a city where there
should have been 35 Negro Doctors
there were only five, i$ even
there had been 35 doctors it is
doubtful if they could have made
a living. Rabbi Kron further stat
ed that it was the educator’s role
to refrain from reflecting the
prejudices of minority groups.
One aroused questioner asked,
what are the social consequences
of some of our congressional legis
lation? And commented as an after
thought, “it seems that our educa
tion need may be getting away
from us and when it does, good-bye
democracy.” He further struck at
present day proceedures by saying
in effect, we educate Ithe youth
for .action, unless there are
changes made, we may wish we
had educated them for inaction!
Father’s Day
Sermons on “Good
New York Ministers of every
denomination, race and color will
mark Sunday, June 20th, by lead
ing their congregations in Father’s
Day Services. Once again, people
of every race and creed will unite
in active fulfillment of the Biblical
admonition, “Honor Thy Father.”
From the beginning, religious
leaders of all races have given
their sincere and ardent support
to this day which in essence en
courages love and respect on the
part of the child, and affection
and responsibility on the part of
the parent.
Father’s Day is a day of
spiritual stocktaking, when fathers
ask themselves, “Have I bden a
good father?” There is something
about Father’s Day that is far
bigger than the usual flippancie#
and timeworn jokes -about Dad.
Even Balzac, the cynic acknow
ledged the magnitude of father
hood. “Since I have become a
father,” he said, “I have come to
understand God.”
“Father—To God Himself we
cannot give a holier name,” said
Phoenix Visitor
In Train Wreck
Mrs Josephine Micks and her 8 *
year old son of Springfield, Il
linois were passengers on the Sante
Fe train when it derailed near
Peoria, last Tuesday.
Mrs. Micks who was on her way
here, states that though she was
severely shaken up and suffered
back injuries—her son Ulysses,
miraculously escaped injury solely
through her efforts.
A piece of railing pierced a
window only four seats from where
she and her son were riding.
Among others of this city carried
ito the hospital for physical ex
aminations but were later released
were: Clyde Phelps, 28, 1621 E.
Madison St.; Vance Ray, 61, 417
South 17th Ave. and Tollie New
some, 31 of 609 W. Grant St.
Host Good For
The Create*

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