ARIZONA TRIBUNE, FRIDAY, DEC, 29, 1961,
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VOL. 4, NO. 23
EDWARD BANKS, PUBLISHER-EDITOR
ELOISE BANKS, asst, editor
LAURA LAING, women’s editor
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" ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO REMEDY THE
EVILS OF OUR TIMES IS TO DO JUSTICE
AND GIVE FREEDOM."
Much publicity was received by a recent
article which appeared in the Washington
Post paper calling our fair city The Valley
of Fear. The writer likened Phoenix to the
home land of leaders of the far , far right. He
maligned the city and its inhabitants while
taking a few potshots at Arizona Republican
Senator Barry Goldwater.
Sam Goddard , Democrat state chairman
made similar remarks about the valley sev
eral weeks ago during a political speech.
Evidently , the capital writer felt he could
make national coverage and lessen the impact
of the conservative approach at the same time.
Regardless of one*s political party or the
manner of party beliefs whether right , left
or center , it is a well known fact that no city
has shown such progressive growth in such
a short span of time. Phoenix should be
called the Valley of the Fearless.
Here and here alone in the Southwest re
gion has one small oasis sprung forth like
the fabled Phoenix bird which arose from
flaming ashes. Phoenix and surrounding
towns in the valley can proudly point to the
hundreds of persons who have deserted east
ern cities , including Washington and New
York. They came not fearful but full of
courage. They have made this area one of
the top cities in the nation. Our growth con
tinues and fear could not have produced it.
Cooperation produced this valley. Hard
work and a lot of men of all races , creeds ,
colors and political parties made this valley
grow. Fear may be found elsewhere but it
certainly is not prevalent here.
Gov. Paul Fannin as head of our state gov
ernment is a Republican. The majority of the
legislature is Democratic , but this didn y t
cause retrogression. This entire state re
flects the desires of the people. We invite
the Washington Post writer to come and visit
our Valley of the Sun . Perhaps the bad Wash
ington weather has made him sour.
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Time is running out for'the old
year. It was once a tender babe
with a cheery smile, full of bright
hope. Now it has become the
traditional bearded man with a
wrinkled face and bearing the
dismays of the past twelve
Each new year brings high
hopes. Each new year brings
a calendar crowded with anti
cipation and predicted joys.
As 1961 quickly ticks past, I
have a few minutes to ponder
about the past months. Most of
the time we live so fast that we
seldom take time out to consider
our lives. Nineteen hundred and
sixty one brought mostly glad
ness to our home and family.
The year started with a bang.
We celebrated the event in Paris
with a gala French crowd. I
joined the group wishing for a
better year when the lights were
put out. As the candle was
lighted as a symbol, everyone
greeted the new year with shouts
This year was fruitful with
work. My spouse and I re
turned from our trip to Europe
refreshed and* full of new ideas.
There is only one drawback with
having so many ideas—there is
never enough time left to put
all of them into action.
We continued to place our
blood, sweat, and tears into
each issue of our weekly newspa
per. Each week we are reborn
a little and we die a little. Efforts
to make sure no errors slip us
are made, but still now and then
a big one goes unnoticed. At
least we now have another effort
least we now have another error
less year to await.
' This year was a healthier one
for me. My allergies decided to
take a break and I didn’t look
like a speckled trout for a long
My husband, Edward remarked
that we should always start the
year with at least one smile.
He forgot that our deadline was
Who said “Smile and the world
smiles with you’’ or was it
“Laugh and the world laughs with
As this old yeardeparts—wipe
off that frown and forget your
troubles at least for the first day
of 1962. Remember, there are
3n4 more to follow.
Welcome New Year
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NO MORE LOUIS OR LIONEL
Our image abroad suffers in Africa with the over-emphasis of
the state department’s program on displaying the musical talents
of Negro Americans. For several years, Louis Armstrong and Lionel
Hampton have toured Europe. Now they are being routed to the new
independent African countries.
As a native of England, my first contacts with Negroes from *
America were made when entertainers toured the country. Until
World War Two few Europeans knew that Negroes in America
were of different educational and professional groups just as other
I feel that jazz orchestras are part of our culture, but persons
in Europe, Asia and Africa need to see more representative
groups. We should have more Negroes such as business men,
scientists, engineers, writers, accountants, lawyers and skilled
Louie “Satchmo” Armstrong and Lionel “Flying Home” Hampton
and other musicians have made enough state department spon
sored tours. Let us send others who can give a truer picture of
the Negro role in the United States.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
EDWARD and ELOISE BANKS
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