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u WEEK JLsLa <AdL Ist year , No. 15 Letter To The Editor Dear Editor: The voting date is very close. We who have the interest Qf our city, state and nation at hear*t are faced with the problem of selecting the candidates who have similar interests. As voters, we have the right t<s know the pros and Cons of these candidates. We hear conflicting claims of cred it, as well as accusations from both sides, especially between Goldwater and McFarland. Goldwater has more than once challenged McFarland to a de bate, either in open meeting, or television, a challenge which has never been accepted. If, by open debate, all accusations and claims of credit could either be proven or disclaimed, once and for all, it would seem that Mc- Farland is either making false claims, or is afraid other true facts would be brought to .light. More than once, civic groups have tried to get a direct speech from McFarland on his views of civil rights, one of the most im portant items for the American Negroes. • This issue has been subtly evaded, usually by having a substitute speaker appointed. Several months ago, one such meeting may be regalled, at the Elks Lodge, when the intelligence of our people was grossly insul ted by Hilliard Brooke, speaker for McFarland, on civil rights. The highlights of his speech consisted of jokes about the “Down South Mammy”, and the pet name so often used for us, by his type was also mentioned, in those jokes. Many of the audience had pride enough to walk out on his speech. I not only walked out, Patricia Grant, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Grant, 2547 W, Adams, completed her freshman year at Carl Hayden High School with a 1.6 scholastic average. As a sophomore this year, Patricia is a member of the ad vanced band, pep band and con cert band. She is an all around musician who can perform equally as well with a piano, violin or clarinet. She began playing the violin at the age of six. Patricia is one of the original group who started with the Eastlake Park Summer Band eight years ago. As member of First Institu tional Baptist Church, Patricia assists the primary head of the Sunday School. She is one of the accompanists for the Youth Choir and a member of the Usher Board, and the Baptist Training but spoke to Hilliard Brooke, and told him that we had outgrown, in tellectually, the type of words he had used, and that his speech, in » my estimation, gave the true view oi McFarland, toward the ad vancement of my fellow Ameri cans. We are no longer interest ed in what the people of the South have gained by'leaving the tyr annical dictation of the South. Our interest lies in what advancement our sons and daughters are going to be able to make, after they have received college degrees, and seek positions for which they are qualified in Arizona. Our interest lies in what ad vancements they are going to be able to make in selecting where they shall live, or where they shall be able to go, with no re strictions as to the color of their skin. Our interest lies in living as we choose to live, following our ambitions- with hope, instead of despair, when we train our selves for positions above the broom and the mop. In my estimation, the speech of Hilliard Brooke on behalf of Ernest McFarland was only a sample of the effort that will be made to improve our condition. A public debate would air the op inions of both sides. Since Me Farland is angling for the votes of the Negro, I say to him, “Ei ther put up, or shut up.” If he still refuses to accept the debate challenge, it will be accepted he is a coward. If such is the case, he is definite ly not worthy of our votes. Mrs. Katherine Bass 1601 West Cocopah Union. Patricia represented the church at the National Sunday School and B.T.U. Congress in Omaha, Nebraska. hobbies are reading, col lecting dolls and music. She plays the organ also. Patricia belongs to the Jack and Jill Club and she likes to sew. She serves .as treasurer of the Future Teachers Club and she would like to attend Arizona State College at Tempe and become an elementary teacher. ♦ Her favorite entertainers are Elizabeth Taylor, Johnny Mathis and Dane Clark. This young student is an asset to any band in fact she could be a one girl band if she had more hands. We are sure to hear more of this talented teenager. Pictorial Weekly Friday, October 31, 1958 10 Cents Alert Set For November 8 A school civil defense alert will be staged throughout the county Nov. 6, the city-county CD joint council announced. William H. Houle, deputy in charge of the school program, said the alert will be held at 9:30 a.m., when the evacuation signal, a steady blast of sirens, will be sounded. Integration Splits Church Harmony A council of 300 Methodist laymen in Arkansas stated plans to withdraw from the national body if the policy on integration isn’t changed. The Methodist Church South withdrew from the national group as a result of the Civil War. It reunited in the late 19305. When the Methodist Church general conference favored racial integration, the South group has had much unrest. In Florida, the Episcopalian bishops anti-segregation announ cement was denounced by a group of churchmen and laymen led by Virginia representatives. Private Classes Open LITTLE ROCK - The white citi zen’s corporation registered more than 650 white high school students and classes opened in three churches and a former university graduate building. Officials of the University of Arkansas estimated that nearly 400 high school pupils had ap plied for correspondence courses. No Negro students have attemp ted to enroll. Seven hundred of them remain home with the rest of the 3,000 who can’t at tend the four closed schools. Voters Can't Gripe In the primary elections nearly 88,000 Maricopa voters didn’t go to the polls. Only 96,000 voted. Almost an equal number refused to accept the right held so dear to Americans. A griper who doesn’t vote has no voice because his indifference probably elected the man he did not favor. GO TO THE POLLS ON NOV. 4—VOTE DON’T GRIPE--GET OUT AND VOTE. REMEMBER IT'S YOUR VOTE THAT COUNTS! GREAT FELLOWS Bus Riders Arrested BIRMINGHAM— A bus test led by Rev. F.L. Shuttlesworth and the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights (an organiza tion which replaced the now out lawed NAACP) ended in the arrest of thirteen Negroes. The new city ordinance allows bus drivers to request riders to be seated as he desires. Any refusal amounts to a breach of the peace. The group continued to sit in any seat and it emphasized that a bus driver’s request is not a law. They were released under S3O bond each. GAVEL NOTEBOOK Les Dames Charmante met last Sunday at Mrs. Hattie Phil lips, 3211 W. Washington Street. The Royalettes will meet Fri day, November 7, at the newly decorated home of the president, Mrs. Mauvolene Croomes, 2338 West Jefferson. Final reports on the Autumn Swing and plans for the school contributions will also be made. Tribune Carrier Gregory Clarke, 10, 1813 W. Madison earns his weekly spend ing allowance selling papers. He is the son of Mr. Oscar Clarke. Phoenix, Arizona “A NIGHT AT KLUB Kappa* * was a spec tacular season opener for valley fun lovers . Guess who?--behind the handlebar mus taches—of Kappa Alpha Psi. Charley Lewis and his com be provided some fine tunes at the Kappa Night in Masonic Tem ple last Saturday. The fraters presented, one of the best dance revues ever attended. Hats off to them! CAMERA CLUB FORMS Jim Woods. 171 S W. Sono ra, Tribune photographer, wishes to have all lens fiends call him at AL 3-3881. <r-r'-r .r-r VOTE " YES" ON PROPOSITION 200 C»T CCC VT ‘VV-T v ' ‘ • '