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You’re judged a e c o rding to your D a i 1 y Con duct and the Company You Keep. Vnl. XVTI No. 5 Handicapped Contest To End Dec. 20 4P "National Employ the Physically Handicapped” Essay .Contest for the Phoenix area will close on De cember 20, 1955. Any eleventh or twelfth grade student in a public or private High School is eligible to compete. The essay theme se lected for this eighth annual con test is ‘‘lndependence for the Han dicapped Through Employment”. Cash awards will be made to the top contestants by the President’s, Governor’s, and Mayor’s EPII Com mittees. The Governor’s Committee will give awards totalling $500.00 to the top five contestants from the State. Phoenix Hiram Club will also award a total of SIOO.OO to the ** top three essays selected by the Mayor’s EPH Essay Committee Judges. First place winner in Arizona will be placed in national competi tion with the first place winners representing the 48 States and Ter ritories. The 1955 National Essay Contest winner was Edward Pet yak, student at Brophy High School in Phoenix, who won $1,200 in cash and a trip to Washington, D. C. The NEPH Essay Contest is a very important part of the “Hire the Handicapped Program”, spon sored by the Arizona State Employ ment Service, Veterans Administra s tion. State Vocational Rehabilita tion Division and the Veterans Em ployment Service. Each local High School has been requested to select the top essay and mail to the Arizona State Em ployment Service, 438 West Adams Street, Phoenix, Arizona, by the closing date, December 20th. Baha'is Elect Delegates For Next ' Year's Convention Members attending the Baha’i State Convention in Phoenix De cember 4 elected Mrs. Robert T. Phillips and Francis M. Johnson of Phoenix, N. F. Ward of Tenrpe, as delegates to the National Baha’i Convention to be held in Wilmette, Illinois, next spring. “The steady expansion of the Baha’i Faith to many new terri p tories was reported,” stated John son. chairman of the meeting. “Baha’is are now residing in over 240 countries and territories t throughout the world, and in the United States there are Baha’is in over 1500 localities. “Further consolidation of many goals already won, and increasing public interest in the Baha’i teach ings illustrates the progress of the Ten-Year Spiritual Crusade, launched in 1953.” The purpose of this Crusade, ac cording to Johnson, is to make possible a true and lasting unity among peoples of different races, classes and inherited creeds. * Funeral For Tempe Resident Saturday Funeral services for Mrs. Nevola Polk, Tempe, Arizona, is set for 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon at St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church 4334 E. Winslow in Tempe. The Rev. J. R. Ludd will officiate. Bur ial will be in Double Butte Ceme tery with Eastlake Mortuary in charge. ARIZONA SUN jpp’ fl - , FOR KIDS. Mrs. Noble E. White, left, 16.38 E. Jefferson, and Mrs. Cora Landry, 1412 E. Jefferson, present $250 check from Self Improvement Art Club to Joe Wogan, of Phoenix Jaycees. Wogan is advance gifts chairman for Jaycees annual Christmas party for under- - priviledged children. Advance gifts money is used to buy presents for children and to stage party on Dec. 24 at Montgomery Stadium. Check was first received. —(Republic Photo, Willis Peterson) ☆ ☆ ☆ * ☆ Phoenix Art Group Donates S9OO For Crippled Children Crippled and Handicapped children’s institutions of Phoenix last week received contributions totaling S9OO from the Self Improvement Art Club of Phoenix. Club president, Mrs. Minerva Parker, handed checks of SSOO to the Crippled Children’s Home, $250 to the junior chamber of commerce, and slso to the Sun School for handi capped children. Mrs. Parker said the funds had accumulated in her club’s treasury and members had decided to dis tribute the money to help crippled and handicapped children. The checks were given to repre sentatives of the agencies at the First National Bank last week. Anthony C. Garrick, director of the state crippled children division, said the money would go toward payment for major equipment pur chased by the home. Six new hos pital cribs and four crib mattresses would be paid for with the money, Garrick said. Garrick expressed his gratitude to Mrs. Parker “for making a lot of these less fortunate children all the happier.” Mrs. Bernice Kussell, superin tendent of the Valley of the Sun School, said the donation would be placed in the school’s operating fund. The money donated to the Jay cess will be used for their Christ mas party for underprivileged chil dren Dec. 24, at Montgomery Sta dium. said Joe Wogan, advance gifts chairman. The following gifit committee was appointed by the president. Mrs. Parker: Mrs. Cora Landry, 1412 E. Jef ferson, chairman and treasurer; Mrs. Noble E. White, 1638 E. Jef ferson, secretary; Mrs. Leroy Dean, READ THE SUN THE VOICE OF 60.000 NEGROES IN ARIZONA PHOENIX. ARIZONA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9. 1955 1426 E. Adams; Mrs. Jessie Hagler, 705 S. Montezuma and Mrs. Sadie Washington, 317 W. Apache. Between the months of March and November of this year, this club donated, for most worthy cause, the sum of SI6OO to the fol lowing organizations: Maricopa County Hospital $250. Cancer fund slsO. Heart Fund slsO. Phoenix Day Nur sery slsO. Junior Chamber of Commerce s2so. Crippled Chil dren’s Home SSOO. And Valley of the Sun School slsO. Mrs. Landry, gift committee chairman, said “our club has de cided to follow more closely the scripture teaching. It is more bles sed to give than to receive.” New Phoenix Enlistees Nine more Phoenicians have en listed in the Army through the U. S. Army Recruiting Main Station according to Lieutenant Curtis B. Ezell, Recruiting Officer. They are: From Phoenix: Willard E. Brooks, 1105 West Hadley; James B. Tye, 237 S. Rosa Street; Ray mond L. Whittington, Jr., 2325 East Amelia Street; William S. Lewis, 110 S. 11th Avenue; Ernest O. Long, 3149 East Van Buren; Billy J. Briley, 3137 W. Mariposa; Eldon W. Stueke, SOI South 35th Avenue; Donald B. Simmons, 1601 West Roosevelt; Fred D. Jamison, 2304 West San Miguel. Okeoiah-Tempe NAACP To Meet Sunday P.M. The Okemah-Tempe branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will hold its final meeting of the year, Sunday, Dec. 11, 3:30 p.m., at the Union Baptist Church, 2845 East Chipman Rd. On the program will be Attorney Terrence A. Car son, who will talk on “Public Housing, and Alton Thomas, execu tive secretary of the Phoenix Urban League, will speak on “Progress of the Community.” N. G. Mitchell, program chair man, invites all to attend. Refresh ments will be served. Businessmen Coml New Personal Loo Los Angeles Exploding a con sidered traditional myth, seven local business and professional men have combined efforts to launch the newly-formed All Nation’s Fi nance Company, the first Negro owned and operated personal loan company in California. The announcement was made this week by Julius L. Hibbler, president, whose organization will make personal - loans on automo biles, salaries and furniture —a sound undertaking in this fast growing community. Officers and directors are: Dr. Phyron Taylor, Chairman of the Board; Dr. William Bailey, Co chairman; Julius L. Hibbler, Presi dent and Executive Director; Ce lestus R. King 111, Treasurer! and Howard Lewis, Secretary. B. B. Bratton, CPA, will act as special advisor. The firm of Miller and Maddox are legal advisors. “We have approval from the State Commissioner of Corpora tions to sell 1200 shares of stock,” 10 CENTS PER COPY SSOOO Reward Offered For Texas Slayer Residents of a Texas City be came incensed upon learning that some newspapers throughout the country had interpreted the slaying of Herbert Johnson, a Negro, might have been the work of a white resi dent. Johnson, 58, was a leader in the local branch of the National Asso ciatino for the Advancement of Colored People in Schulenburg, Texas. His body was found 20 miles from his home, bruised and burned. The president of the Schulenburg Chamber of Commerce said its citi zens would post a reward of SSOOO to anyone who could prove a Schu lenburg white person was respons ible for Johnsons death. We have never had a race problem here, and don’t expect to have one, he said. However, in the near-by town of Gonzales, Texas, a 15-year-old boy, a distanct relative of the slain man, is being held. He is alleged to have admitted slugging Johnson and dragging his body behind a car, then setting it afire; Kansan's Funeral Here This Afternoon James E. Perkins, a resident of Kansas City, Kansas since 1912 passed away there on November 23. Graveside services will be held here this afternoon at 2 p.m. at Greenwood Memorial Park with the Luke Field Funeral Guard and Tildon White Post No. 40 officiat ing. Mr. Perkins was a carpenter. Survivors include hi swife, Dor othy; three sisters, Mrs. B. F. Hall of Phoenix, Mrs. Etta Jones and Mrs. Martha Jones, both of Cali fornia; and a niece, Mrs. Constance McGhee of Phoenix. Arrangements were made by Eastlake Mortuary. bine To Launch in Company said Hibbler, “Any, or all, is the basis of sale. However, the offer is limited.” Howard Lewis, also account exe cutive for J. Logan & Company, Stockbrokers, is handling the sale of stock. He is located at the Lagon firm, 210 West Seventh Street. 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