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VOL. X—No. 48 SWIMMERS IN NEAR RIOT THREE //AUTY PRIZEWINNERS ffc : :: zF *z®™' W ■iHHH. ijp" ■ .&?•■<•:■■■■■ ■ #' ifey •»■* K WSmL t .9r •>» V- IH^jiiiP —A Jr -4v ** Sp ~A , ' *' C -v# mßmMm gl Jl| ■! M M will W ■Hp' 111 I I I .’:.flH ILiIJfF w :^raw^i! iMilli,]^^^^P : i f flli IwlßlP- w M| |g I i ; ff fl A J||| Photo by “Plez” McConnell From left to right—Hermit Cagle, Exalted Ruler, Betty Jean Conley “Miss Arizona”; Lois Tate, second prize; Lena Steele, third prize. Last Friday night midst an out burst from the heavens and dur ing one of our worst storms, 12 Arizona desert beauties lured 400 Phoenicians to the spacious Sol dier’s Center. The .rains came and are now gone, the beauties came and are now gone, but the mem ories created from seeing them and State Dept. Cancels Paul Robeson's Passport NEW YORK (NNPA)—Cancel lation of Paul Robeson’s passport is aimed at preventing him from addressing a series of meetings in Europe on the Communist-backed “Stockholm Peace Petition” for the outlawing of the atomic bomb, it was learned last Friday. Similar action may he taken, if necessary, to prevent other Americans from taking part in these meetings: it was indicated. Mr. Robeson’s travel plans, made public by the Council on African Affairs of which he is chairman, included the following meetings: Executive Committee of World Partisans for Peace, Prague, Aug ust 17; World Youth Congress for Peace, Nice, France, August 20; World Peace Committee meeting and African Peace Rally in Paris, later in August. At Washington last Friday the State Department declined to state specifically any or all of these meetings the reason for can celing Mr. Robeson’s passport, but it was indicated that the depart ment was well aware of his plans when it acted. It was also indi cated that similar action had been taken before and would be taken Published in the Interest of the Social, Political and Economic Welfare of 60,000 Negroes of Arizona. being in their presence will for ever linger on. Everyone there had a just right to feel that the girl he or she was pulling for to represent Ari zona and Elkdom at the National Grand Lodge Convention, to be held later this month (Aug. 20- 27) in Chicago, would be crowned in similar cases. The State Department said pass ports are granted to citizens not as a matter of right but of privi lege, and that the department has legal authority to grant or with hold passports according to the best interests of the nation. The Council’s statement de nounced the State Department ac tion as an attack on colored peo ple, an effort to silence Mr. Robe son’s demand for justice to colored people, a calculated effort to de prive him of the income he could earn by his projected' foreign tour and an encouragement to “facist minded elements in America . . . to resort to violence.” Uncle Sam Called It won’t be long before some of our boys in the 485th army reserve will be packing their bags and shouldering their rifles to start marching toward the Korean frdnt. Phoenix boys who are members of the 485th engineer dump truck company: Sgt. Pete Sullivan, Cpl. Morris Graves, Pvt. James Nel son and Pvt Ben Peterson. PHOENIX, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 1950 “Miss Arizona” and would make us all very happy to be repre sented by the winner chosen. When the 12 bundles of joy paraded back and forth to the music of Bob Pearce and his band everyone was thinking of but one thing, “I am certainly happy and (Continued on *Pagp 5) Bus Operator Regulations Rules and regulations govern ing the relationship between the superintendent of transportation and drivers of municipal buses have been drawn by the director of public works. The rules and regulations are prepared in the form of an administrative order and are designed to replace the contract which the city manager has entered into annually with the bus drivers. The regulations are intended to provide the basis for solution of the many problems that arise in the operation of the city transpor tation system. The Almalgamated Association of Street Electric Railway and Motor Coach Em ployees of America, Local Divi sion No. 1023, is given full recog nition. The rules and regulations cover most of the points raised by the union in its proposal for a new contract. The old contract expired July 1. In connection with the new rules and regulations, the director of public works also has prepared an Operator’s Manual and Guide. The rules and the manual will be printed in booklet form for dis tribution among bus drivers and others interested. White Photographer Attacked And Camera Destroyed By White Hoodlums COLONIAL BEACH, Va. (NNPA)—The swimming party of colored persons to test their right to swim in the Potomac River at Colonial Beach last Saturday ended in a near riot. Several persons were injured, none seriously in a fight in which fists, knives, tire irons and pipe were used. About 200 persons participated in the melee. One man was jailed. Hundreds of other residents and visitors were attracted to the waterfront when colored bathers swam at a spot used only by white persons for seventy years. Numbering about fifteen, the colored bathers were testing state ments of Mayor Norman F. Brew ington that the resort town did not prohibit colored persons from using the public beach and other facilities. Five town policemen had estab lished order and sent the colored swimmers away in automobiles before four carloads of State po lice arrived at the scene. Before the colored bathers could drive away, however, the angry mob of white persons smashed windshields with rocks, kicked in fenders and warned them not to return. A second swimming party had been scheduled for Sunday. Cars of other colored persons, arriving at the beach while the fighting was in progress, also were stoned, as was a busload of about twenty colored people. White men dared the passengers to get out, but the bus turned around and left. The detachment of fifteen State Police from Richmond, under the command of Capt. R. C. Barham, immediately went into conference with town officials at the Town Hall, while hundreds of persons milled around outside. For a time, tension was high but as time went on it subsided. The fighting out shortly on Page 4) Our Boys In Korea WASHINGTON, D. C.—(NNPA) —More colored troops are being readied for the fighting in Korea, it was learned last Thursday. They are the third battalion of the 15th Infantry Regiment and also the third battalion of the 505th Airborne Infantry Regiment. These two battalions are parts of the Third Infantry Division at Fort Benning, Georgia, and the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg. Both divisions‘are scheduled for early sailing to the Far East. In addition to the third battalion of the 505th Regiment, colored units attached to the 82nd Divi sion also are the 80th AAA Auto matic-Weapons Battalion, the 758th Heavy Tank Battalion, the 589th Quartermaster Field Serv ice Company, and the 98th Field Artillery (light) Battalion. Already in Korea are the 24th Regimental Combat team, which includes the 24th Infantry Regi ment, the 159th Field Artilllfry Battalioi, the 36th Medical Col lection Company, and the 77th Engineer Combat Battalion. The Second Infantry Division, which recently moved into the front lines in South Korea, also contains colored troops. They are the third battalion of the Ninth Infantry Regiment and the 503rd Field Artillery Battalion. FIVE CENTS PER COPY President Truman Praises Elks W WASHINGTON, D. C. (NNPA) —President Truman was “heart ened and encouraged” by resolu tions adoptee! by the Pacific States Association of Elks pledging loyal support of the Administration's action in' the Korean crisis. J. Finley Wilson, grand exalted ruler of the Elks, made public Monday a letter from President Truman addressed to Charles Pat terson, president of the Pacific States Association of Elks, and Hugh E. Macßeth, Elks’ assistant grand legal adviser, both at Los Angeles. The Pacific States Association of Elks consists of seventy-six lodges and temples in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and the Territory of Hawaii. The resolution, adopted by the Elks, “shows confidence in the strength and determination of the Unied Nations and its Security Council,” Mr. Truman said, add ing: “Having put our shoulder to the wheel, we shall not fail nor falter in defending Korea against com munist aggression, which threat ens the freedom of that nation and the peace of the world. “We shall, by word and act, bear witness to the people of Korea and to the liberty-loving nations every where that we are the champions of freedom whenever it is assailed by totalitarian communism. “This unequivocal stand by the Elks in defense of liberty gives me new confidence for the task.” The resolution of the Pacific States Association of Elks pledged “nited and loyal support to the President in his decision to use the armed forces of the United States in support of the Security Council of the United Nations, in its efforts to maintain democratic processes in the Republic of Korea.” New Teacher For Carver Hi School Miss Betty Harriet Fairfax, of Cleveland, Ohio, has joined the staff at, Carver High School for the Fall opening as teacher of girl’s physical education. She is coming here from the New York State Training School, Hudson, Where she taught during the sum mer session. Miss Fairfax taught for several years at the Kennard Junior High school, Celevland, and received her Bachelor Science degree at Kent State University. She re ceived her Master’s from Western Reserve University and is a mem ber of the Junior Board of the Phillis Wheatley Association of Cleveland.