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Remember: You’re judged acco riling to your D u i 1 y (’on duet and the Company You Keep. Vol. XV—No. 20 ACCUSED WOMAN DENIES BELONGING TO COMMUNIST PARTY 18 CHARING TO BE BY LIN J 0 '. ■•<-^MBp t^^ r JS§ Mb M: iJitji ~ nJ&mLM JH>: ■■■■■"' Mum Jm W*m&M kim ■■■ -.-JP Wm im . '",/■ mm if Jmmt> f vHMHM Wm '-• ' ' ’’ * xsjM x W& '■sjjjjl , ■ ■■> '■ I '■ ' jji Iff . |||, %4 •" 'dp g,* Hk : : M 0 , / ly. #jp| pl? I BkjKffiM « iM ■ I i %, § Bflfti^f *^^p<;'; ?c?^: ; ; .v . •.• > «:v ; ' |p< ?: .••• COMING OUT GROUP— These eighteen beautiful girls wi II be presented to "society" at a Charity Ball to be given at Prince Hall Masonic Temple on Tuesday evening March 30. The Debs are, from left to right standing: Sonja Williams, Shirley Jones, Vernola Billingsley, Sonja Kepler, and Norma Beauty will reign in the Prince Hall Masonic Temple soon. The Phoenix chapter of LINKS INC. has meticulously made plans for what promises to be one of the most beautiful events of the past decade, a debutante dance. The proceeds from the affair which will occure on Tuesday night, March 30th are earmarked for charity. Eighteen debutantes conforming to tradition by wearing white eve ning dresses will be presented to “society". Each debutante and her escort, will participate in festivi ties designed to thrill a gathering of 300 expected couples. The Phoenix chapter of LINKS, organized two years ago, is a chapter of the prominent national organization. Members and officers of the group are Mrs. Curtis Green field, president; Mrs. Robert Phil lips, vice-president; Mrs. Aubrey Aldridge, recording secretary; Mrs David Solomon, corresponding sec retary; Mrs. Fred Williams, finan cial secretary; Mrs. Lowell Worm ley, treasurer; Mrs. Hazel Daniels, parliamentarian; Mrs. Thomas Crump, historian; Mrs. Erceline Hardy, Mrs. Wfelter I. Murray, Mrs. Robert Banks, Mrs. Joseph Flipper, and Dr. Anna Julian. Mrs. Greenfield, the president, reveals that the Links are making elaborate plans which will benefit our community in both civic and social areas. READ THE SUN THE VOICE OF 60,000 NEGROES IN ARIZONA The Paul Robeson Story (Continued From Last Week) Our history, however, has been for the most part, one of magnifi cent and militant struggle. The pages are full with names like Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Bishop Logan, Frederick Douglass, Richard Allen—and close to our own time the great W. E. B. Du- Bois and the valiant Mary Church Terell. Always we have had difleernces of approach, of tactics, yes, of be lief. So, today our problems are complex. We live in a complex so ciety. We are Progressives, Repub licans and Democrats. Is it surpris ing to see that there are those of us who refuse to compromise with trickery and double talk and be come Progressives and, yes, rad icals? Anything wrong with some ladicals among a people who have suffered slavery for 300 years, who have been the primary source, in human bodies, in human toil, of much of the great wealth of this land—and who still live in poverty and in unspeakable ghettoes. A few outstanding figures, posed against the suffering many, can’t be tlie whole answer. This would be a strange kind of progress in deed. Now I have been privileged to (Continued on Page 8) FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 1954 Milden. Seated, left to right: Joyce Harvey, Lois Potter, JoAnn Taylor, Betty Monteith, Alice Barnes, Doris Tate, Betty Coleman, Paula White, and Betty Willis. Floor, left to right: Helen Loring Josephine Neuman, Mary Rideau, and Janice Gossett. Alcoholism's Effects Told By Ex-Lusher Editor's note: This is the first of a series of articles mentioned in last week’s column of the “mail bag” relative to Alcoholic Anony mous. These articles .will continue tor several issues. JUST FOR TODAY! My name is Mickey. I’m an at torney in the city or New York, well-diessed and impressive in ap pearance. No one looking at me mistakes me for a bum, jailbird, or a drunk. Actually, I am one drink away from being—again—each of those things. Or worse. That Is because I’m an alcoholic. Yet, I never drink, thank you. That’s because of a wonderful group of folks like myself called “Alcoholics Anony mous”—and because of the infinite love of God. I began drinking half my lifetime ago. It seemed clever and “sophis ticated” to us college boys of that day. * * * I GOT a lot of fun out of it then, although often I had to learn afterward just how much fun I had, since I “passed out” with increasing frequency. However, ex cept for petty embarrassments arising from these “losses of mem ory.” my first four veais of heavy PHOENIX, ARIZONA drinking didn’t create any really serious problems. Then came Christmas Eve of my senior year. With my bunch, I had been hav ing a large afternoon. That didn’t stop me from volunteering to act as chauffeur to get to the home of a friend in West Philly, where we all planned to do liquid justice to the birth of the Saviour. Any fool knows —doesn’t he—that half a dozen doubles and a quart of beer improves his driving. On the way, there was an acci dent. The cops, who appeared from nowhere, didn’t have any trouble figuring out the cause. A police surgeon made it official. * * * You get very little sleep on a wooden bench in a Philly station house, I discovered. Possibly it is because 15 or 20 other citizens— some having missed many baths, shaves, and haircuts —are sharing your bunk with you. Three weeks before graduation, I stood ttial for drunk driving. My expensive and clever lawyer went to town. A sympathetic jury closed its eyes to the facts. I walked out a free man. It never occurred to me then to stop drinking. I had merely (Continued on Page 8) 10 CENTS PER COPY Never Even Saw Card, Says Fired Army Employee BY JAMES LEE WASHINGTON - An Army signal corps employe denied under oath before Senator Joseph R. McCarthy's subcom mittee Thursday a former FBI counterspy's charge that she was a "Dues-Paying, Card-Car rying" communist. Mrs. Annie Lee Moss, 48, told the Senators: “At no time have I ever been a member of the Communist party and I never saw a Commu nist card.” McCarthy repeated, in effect, a charge previously denied by the Army—that Mrs. Moss worked in a “code room.” The Pentagon in sists that she never had access to a code room but worked in a mes sage center feeding unintelligible codend teletype tape into a ma chine. The Wisconsin senator told Mrs. Moss: “You are not testifying be cause the subcommittee considrs you important. “Curious About Shift” “We had testimony that you are a Communist and are rather curi ous to know how people like your self shifted from waitress to code room.” The testimony that Mrs. Moss had been a Communist came last mon:h from Mrs. Mary Mark ward, former FBI undercover agent. Mrs. Markward said she had seen Mrs. Moss’ name on a list of dues paying members of the Communist party’s northeast club in Wash ington. After Mrs. Markward testified before the McCarthy group, the Army suspended Mrs. Moss pend ing a loyalty investigation, but said the probe had been started before the Senator focused public attention on the case. Pentagon officials insisted that the woman never had access to se cret information and could not possibly have deciphered the coded material handled cn the machine she operated. Shortly before Mrs. Markward made her charge, Mrs. Moss was transferred from the message cen ter job to a supply post room. Later she was suspended pending the (Continued on Page 2) For Your Reading Pleasure The Following Features Appear Weekly In The Arizona Sun STRAIGHT AHEAD GLOBAL JOTTINGS CMABM THEATRICALLY YOURS EDITORIALS and EDITORIAL COLUMNS FACTOGRAPHS MEMORY LANE SPORTS CLOSE-UP PLUS YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS GET THE READING HABIT WARNING: Let’s watch our language, boys an girls, on the streets and in public places and on the busses.