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FOURTH YEAR, NO, 23 FRIDAY, DEC. 29, 1961. VALLEY VISITORS HONORED AT RECEPTION o r w. mk Hostesses and honorees pictured during the reception held last Saturday night include from left Judge Raymond P. Alexander, of Philadelphia, Mrs. Melvin Brown, Mrs. Lowell Wormley, hostess, Mrs. R. P. Alexander, Mrs. Elizabeth Anderson, dean of women. Central State College, Wilberforce, Ohio, Capt. Melvin Brown, and Mrs. David Wormley, co-hostess. Judge and Mrs. Alexander came to the valley to visit their daughter and son-in-law, Capt. and Mrs. Brown of Mesa. Capt. Brown is stationed at Luke Air Force Base. MR. AND MRS. ST. NICK GREET CHILDREN AT VFW KIDDIES PARTY Members of the Veterans of Foreign War, Post 1710, 1633 E.Jack son, sponsored their 14th annual Christmas children's party last Saturday. The meeting hall was crammed with over 450 kiddies who came to greet Mr.and Mrs. Santa Claus and receive a bundle of goodies. Pictured above from left are Dan Wieschinski, Mrs. Marg Her rera, and Paul Griffin, post commander. The entire program was directed by chairman, Sylvester Prim ous. He was ably assisted by many others including Mrs. Opal Neal and Mrs. Edith Hunter. Pictorial Weekly SCHOOL HEAD DISPUTES CHARGE CHICAGO - Chicago’s Super intendent of Schools, replying to a federal court suit, asserted that there was no segregation in the public schools of Chicago. The superintendent, Benjamin C. Willis, filed an affidavit in United States District Court re plying to a petition for a court order that would compel schools to accept students who live in districts served by other schools. The suit on behalf of parents of thirty-two children from five public- schools was filed Sept. 18 by Paul Zuber, a Chicago lawyer. Mr. Willis rejected the pre mise that Chicago school author ities should be compelled to abon don their neighborhood school policy because a result was that some schools had predominantly Negro enrollments. The superintendent’s reply was accompanied by data and showed unequivocally that there was no segregation in the school system. NEGRO TO RUN FOR OFFICE FOR FIRST TIME IN MISS. JACKSON, Miss., - A 58-year old Jackson Negro grocer said he would oppose Representative John Bell Williams in the Fourth District Congressional race next year. Robert L. T. Smith, was among the four persons who filed a Federal court suit several months ago seeking to halt state donations to the pro-segregation Citizens Councils. Mr. Smith would be the first Negro to run for Congress in Mississippi since the Recon struction era. BUY U.S. SAVINGS BONDS BR. 6-2301 PHOENIX 40, ARIZONA TEN CENTS DWAIN AYERS HAS DOUBLE PARTY WITH CHRISTMAS AND BIRTHDAY • i l>*aln Ayers celebrated his twelfth birthday on Christmas Day. He and his brother Lloyd Ayers, Jr., received several packages at the home of their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ayers, 4426 S. 21 St. Dwain isn’t unhappy because he was bom on Dec. 25. He must make one gift serve a dual purpose, one for his birthday and one for **' Christmas. Stacey joined his other brothers in fun at Grandfather and Grand mother Ayers home, too. The boys are certainly glad that Santa found his way to their home. SANTA VISITS CHILDREN AT ELKS - mm ||ff *< € ,•* r 1 §BsliP^| ssBkBSSRI. WBHfe F~SBpk a . ? Santa Claus visited the children at the W.H, Patterson Elks Lodge last Saturday. He chatted with several small friends to make sure their wishes would come true. Behind the beard is Walter “Fats” Powell, who enjoys the annual role. Ice cream and potato chips for several hundred kiddies were donated by the Stel-Bar Food Company, owners and managers of Nibs Res taurant, 1602 E. Washington Street.