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Arizona Sun Hie State's Only tfegre £ •'wspaper Ofc" 4 'jter Copy. FLAC vTAFF college head FLAYS MINORITY GROUPS Governor’s Youth Conference Holds Spotlight in Phoenix Beginning with registrations at 9:30 Tuesday morning, Phoenix en tertained more than 100 guests from all parts of the state at the Governor's Youth Conference, which was held in the Continental Room of the Westward Ho Hotel. The Conference opened on a high note Tuesday morning when Miss Karin Stallcup, of Phoenix Union High School, Governor of the Girls’ State held recently at Tucson and John Haney, Yuma, State President of Future Farmers of America, addressed the confer ence on the needs of youth. as youth sees them. Both young peo ple made thoughtful and forthright speeches. Other sessions of the conference were addressed by such eminent persons as Dudley Field Malone, Miss Margaret Knight, Tucson, Dr. Henry S. Schumacher, U. S. Public Health, and others. Governor Dan E. Garvey who welcomed the guests spoke feelingly of the late Governor Osborn who planed the conference. In planning for meeting the needs of young people all speakers have emphasized the principle that no program can be successful that fails to take into account all youths regardless of race, creed, or color. Dr. Schumacher in speaking of mental health stressed especially the emotional tensions which some American communities inflict upon children of minority groups. Dudley Field Malone mentioned that he had recently strolled arounds “across the tracks” where he saw the almost unbelievable slum sections of Phoenix. He ex pressed the opinion that children cannot be brought up in slums to be good citizens. Among those registered for the conference were several Negroes including: Mrs. Myrtle Rodgers, Dean of. Girls at Carver High, W. A. Robinson, J. W. McPherson, Ex ecutive Sec. , Phoenix Urban League, Elder Russell, Director, Westside Boys’ Club, Lloyd D. Dickey, Principal of Booker T. Washington School, and Rev. F. D. L. McDonald of the Tanner Chapel A. M. E. Church also present were William Swain and Duquesne Dickey students of Carver High. Several Negro delegates were re presented on important committees and Rev. McDonald opened the Wednesday morning session with prayer. Alpha Kappa Alpha Initiation Saturday evening, June 19, the following ladies were initiated into the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority: Maude P. Weems. Kathleen Franklin, Manuella Sue Rideau, and Minnie Earle Marshall of Tuc son. • The initiation was held at South Mountain after the serving of a delicious dinner which all sorority members enjoyed. ARIZONA SUN Published in the Interest of the Social, Political and Eco nomic Welfare of 40,000 Negroes of Arizona. First Charity Dance Held The first of a series of dances to benefit the under-privileged of the city was held at Riverside Park last Monday evening. These dances are sponsored by Mr. Marty Myers prominent business man of the city. The band played sweet as well as hot music with Sonny Bridges playing and singing the well loved blues, that “wowed” the small aud ience that turned out for the open ing dance and amateur show. This entertainment is for the benefit of the poor and needy. The City Wide Welfare Council is in charge of the distribution of 10% of the proceeds. This distribution incidentally is for the underprivi leged Negro families to have Thanksgiving and Christmas bas kets and the kiddies to have Christmas toys. The amateur show altho’ not as full of competition as would be expected went over big to the tune of Fifty dollars (SSO) given in four prizes: Ist went to Carrie Jenkins who sang “Sunday Kind of Love” 2nd went to Dixie Wool dridge who sang “Nature Boy.” 3rd went to Mae Arnold who sang and whistled “Baby, Baby”. 4th went to Delores Broom who sang “Walking Blues”. The prizes were all cash awards being given to the person getting the most applause. Ist prize was $20.00, 2nd prize was $15.00, 3rd prize was SIO.OO and 4th prize was $5.00. Between the amatfur numbers the sponsor had some very fine ! talent to offer. “Iretha,” having just closed in Hollywood gave a very fine rendition of “Little Red Wagon” singing 3fid dancing. .Mrs. John Abbey of the original Slim Gailard Trio gave a rich rendi tion of “Night and Day” with “In My Solitude” as an encore. Miss Evelyn Williams was the mistress of ceremonies. This amateur show along with the fifty dollars in prizes will be given every Monday night. American Legion Holds Election Tilden White Post No. 40 held election of officers Thursday, June 17. The officers were elected as follows: Ist Vice Commander, Sgt. C. Ricks 2nd Vice Commander, L. J. Rags dale Sgt. of Arms, Sgt. James Peters Finance Officer, Rev. A. L. John son Historian, C. V. Grissom Jr. Chaplin, Rev. Frank Perkins Executive Board, L. Coleman Rev. Allen L. Johnson was elect ed by a landslide vote. Mr. Levi Coleman will hold office for one year. Ocean plants are not found deep er than a quarter of a mile from the surface of the water. According to the World Book Encyclopedia, this quarter-mile represents the limit of sunlight penetration. PHOENIX, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, June 25, 1948. j Master Sergeant Retires From Army " huHB ’MHHMWfclfii ||n|| HjKfeL- i ; |HIk. /Up n&k mmmk , ■n a pßi; W™ 1 Master Sergeant George DeHaven, Tucson, Arizona, has recently re tired from the Army after 31 years’ service. He is shown receiving congratulations from Colonel Robert K. McDonough, commander of troops at Fort Lewis, Washingtn. Troops at Fort Lewis staged a par ade and review in honor of the retiring soldier. (From Public Infor mation Division.) Timmerman Status OK’d in District 3 Representative Fletcher Timmer man of district No. 3 has secured permission from the Attorney Gen eral Evo De Concini to continue to run for state representative in his same district which he has represented for several years. The Attorney General’s decision was that Timmerman’s new resi dence on North 35th Street iS only temporary, and that the legis lator still owns property at his former residence, 1135 East Fill more street, and still receives mail there. “Residence is not affected by temporary absences so long as there is present an intent to re turn,” De Concini said. Unit Training On Monday evening at 8:00 P. M., 28th. June 1948, at 31 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix. Captain : Ralph W. Caldwell Jr. and Captain Roy W. Jones will report on the 13th. Armored Division meeting recently held in Los Angeles, Cali fornia. a. Proposed training plan for Summer Camp b. The responsibilities of the Active Organized Reserve Corps Officer c. The importance of the Reserve Officers Association to the Re serve Officer. An interesting film will be shown.. All members of the Army Re serves are welcome to attend this meeting. BY ORDER OF LT. COL. WYNEE: Read NEWS and VIEWS by Wade H. Hammond on Editorial Page. San Diego to Entertain A.K. A’s. The San Diego Chapter of Alpha j Kappa Sorority will act as hostess i to the Far Western Regional Con j ference, the weekend of July 3-4. Mercedes Ritchie—capable basi ! leus of Beta Kappa Chapter hps I been working with the regional director Audrey B. Jones and the Conference Committee of the hos tess Chapter to make the two day session an outstanding success. Committee chairman include: Oc tavia Payne Coleman, general chairman; Helen Nelson, housing; Lucile Culberson, registration; Gladys Robinson, public meeting; Ruby Hubert, dance; Alice Whaley, reception; Bernice Small, courtesy; Ruth McGregor, conference pub plicity; Elizabeth McGee, banquet; June Lewis, escorts; Verna Lee King, entertainment. Alpha Kappa Alpha women from Seattle, San Francisco, Tacoma, Phoenix, Tucson and El Centro J will join a large Los Angeles dele- I gation for a crowded two-day ses sion in the beautiful border city. A highlight of the Conference will be the presence of Edna Over Gray, National Basileus. Mrs. Gray will address the public meeting Sunday afternoon at Bethel Baptist Church. She will also be the main speaker and guest of honor at the closed banquet held Saturday night at the U. S. Grant hotel. The formal dance following the banquet will be held in the spac ious gymnasium at San Diego State College. In line with Alpha Kappa Alpha’s new inter-cultural policy the A. K. A. will share the morn ing worship service with one of the large down-town churches. The conference sessions will be held -at Bethel A.M.E. Church 31st and K Sts. Registration will begin Friday night and the sessions will open Saturday morning at 10:00 A. M. All business and special sessions will be presided over by Audrey B. Jones, regional director. Baha’i Members to Attend Convention Several members of the Phoenix Baha’i community leave next week to attend the twenty-second ses sion of the Baha’i summer school now in progress at Geyserville, California. Mrs. Ben Constanten and children, Leon, Arline and Devora, Mrs. Marietta Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Schoney and son, Zahryl, and Mrs. Robert Phillips, Judy and Bobby, will be among the Arizonans reaching the school in time for the annual Unity Feast July 4. Attracting Baha’is and non- Baha’is alike, the school aims in . its six-weeks session to deepen in the knowledge of this world-em i bracing Faith, survey the history i and principles of this challenging religion and offer a friendly, rest ful environment in beautiful So noma Valley, just north of San Francisco. In addition to adult courses and j discussion groups, a full program i for children will be presented, in cluding such subjects as “World Citizens in the Making,” “Heroes of the Revealed Faiths,” “Learn ing by Doing,” classes of music and art, and supervised recrea tional activities. U. S. Navy enlisted men learn 400 trades, and more than 4,000 skills which are used in civilian life, according to a recent study of the Navy’s new rating structure. NUMBER 4 The Professor Thinks Minority Groups Should be Satisfied with Discrimination. Says Negroes and Jews are Victims of Their Own Folly. R. C. Stanford Announces For Re-Election R. C. Stanford, at present Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Arizona, has announced his can didacy for re-election to that of fice on the Democratic ticket. 111 k * Jiiiiiiiii ■y'#' dSF R. C. Stanford Judge Stanford’s legal qualifica tions consist of eight years on the superior court bench of Maricopa County, during the years of 1915 to 1922, inclusive. He also practiced law before and after that period, having been admitted to the Bar of the State of Arizona in 1906 and was admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States in 1927. He is just finishing his fifth term on the Supreme Court Bench. Judge Stanford served as Gov ernor of Arizona in 1937-38 (the depression years) and did not seek re-election. He was reared in this state. He and Mrs. Stanford have lived at their present home on East Mc- Dowell Road for a period of thirty eight years. They had seven children, all of whom are living but two. Proclamation CRUSADE FOR CHILDREN MONTH Whereas, as the tragic aftermath of war, millions of children face death from starvation or disease born of malnutrition, and out of the millions who may be left, stunt ed in body and prey to bitterness and despair, must be built the world of tomorrow in which our children will live; and Whereas, in 50 nations a world wide campaign is presently under way to speed relief to these suffer ing children through the United Nations Appeal for Children; and Whereas, our State Department has sponsored American Overseas Aid to join America’s share in this global effort with the public ap peals of twenty-five long-estab voluntary church, labor and nation ality relief groups; and Whereas, this unified effort, The Crusade for Children, is an emer gency measure to provide immedi ate assistance to children who will die without it, Now, Therefore, I, Dan E. Gar vey, Acting Governor, do hereby proclaim the month of June, 1948, as CRUSADE FOR CHILDREN MONTH in Arizona and urge Ari zonans wherever situated to re spond wholeheartedly and gener ously to the Crusade for Children, and I do further proclaim Satur day, June twenty-sixth, 1948, as Stop STARVATION DAY through out Arizona and urge all residents of the State to open their hearts and in some way share in this hu manitarian effort by that date. DAN E. GARVEY, Acting Governor. One of the most unusual clocks in the world, according to the World Book Encyclopedia, is the great clock in the Cathedral of Strasbourg, France. This clock not only tells the hour and the posi tions of the heavenly bodies, but also points to the day of the month. Below the dial which tells the time of day is a procession of gods and godesses which show the days of the week. Quarter hours are struck by figures on the clock, one of which turns an hourglass. At noon each day a procession of the Apos tles appears, while a cock above crows three times. Non-Poltttaal Host Good For The Greatest Number Dr. Otis Young head of the Training Department of State Col lege at Flagstaff spoke in open defiance of Negroes and Jews, at a Rotary Club meeting April 8 in Williams, Arizona. The following is the exact text of his speech as : reported by the Williams News: Dr. Young appeared as speaker on Rotarian Sal Montgomery’s pro gram, and gave as his topic of discussion “The Minority Groups in a Constitutional Republic.” The speaker reminded his listen ers that thirteen independent re publics, in order to present a solid front, had gotten together and by making individual concessions here and there achieved the desired end. From this, he told his audience, the Constitution provided that the voice of the majority rule. It also provided for changes or amend ments when and if the majority so ruled. The latter has been exer cised at least twenty times and without a single revolution, he added. We have our two major parties, he explained. This operates as a safety valve in that the party out of power or in the minority, in an effort to reverse the situa tion, serves to keep the party in power in line. As a result of this situation our nation has become the greatest nation in the world. It will continue as such as long as this situation continues, he predicted. We do not need nor want additional political groups, Dr. Young said. He told the club members that “we do not kant to become a sec ond France, with so many political groups that no one government can survive for more than six months.” He said that France has so many political fractions with no single faction strong enough to govern so that these factions are con stantly trading influences with no party able to stay in power. Dr. Young reminded the club that we have many so-called mi nority groups in this country that are continuously squealing about being discriminated against. They constantly try to throw monkey wrenches into our two-party form of government. He expressed the opinion that the reason these minorities are dis criminated against is the fault of those group individuals rather than (Continued on Page 4.) * Phoenician Graduates Cpl. John Ratliff of 823 South 9th Ave. Phoenix, Arizona, son of Irene Ratliff of same address has successfully completed the rigid five week Basic Airborne course at The Infantry School, Port Ben ning, Georgia, and has been award ed the official United States Army Parachute Wings. His air indoctrines included a glider flight to acquaint him with modern glider warfare. Practical instruction in ground assembly, parachute rigging and mainten ance, and loading and lasing of Airborne cargo—vital skills in all Airborne units —were included in his period of training. During this training he made five parachute jumps from Army cargo aircraft at an altitude of 1,000 feet and chieved the high score necessary to pass the “Para troop” physicial fitness test. Airborne training at Fort Ben ning is patterned after successful Airborne fighting methods de veloped during World War II and recent improvements and innova tions. The American “Paratroop er” is recognized throughout the world for his technical “know how”.