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ARIZONA TRIBUNE, MAR. 29, 1963,
Artzun^pitbimf T1 f ' 111,111 m mm \l l Pictorial Weekly VOL. 5, NO. 37 t? P)m e • PUBI -IS HER-EDITOR IkSKFiEAfJK?* asst - ed.tor BOBBY HEARD staff photographer ESTABLISHED JULY 10, 1998 PUBLISHED EACH THURSDAY BY THE BANKS PUBLISHING COMPANY, INC,, 2137 E. BROADWAY, PHOENIX 40, ARIZONA, BR. 6-2301, $2.50 PER YR. SECOND CLASS POSTAGE PAID AT PHOENIX 26, ARIZONA "ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO REMEDY THE EVILS OF OUR TIMES IS TO DO JUSTICE AND GIVE FREEDOM." A TWO WAY STREET Today the movement toward closing the gap between the levels of citizenship in the United States enjoyed by members of the Caucasians and other minority racial groups is going forward at an accelerated pace. There are more than 18 million Negroes in the minority groups who have been striv ing to end inequalities in their lives through concerted efforts of many ethnic and racial groups. Banners are waved and pickets will march when the case of discrimination or segregation of a Negro by white persons occurs. There has been numerous incidents of this protesting when a Negro is mis treated by those of another racial group. There is probably a rare situation in Phoenix. Here is a case of a Negro who openly discriminates against others of his own race. Here in the city is a Negro barber who refuses to admit Negroes to his doivntown barbershop because he caters to Caucasians. It is a bit ironic that while the cause of equality in schools, jobs, and places of pub lic accommodation is being promoted that a Negro willingly forbids other Negroes to patronize his shop. This is a damaging mark against the Negro community and the entire city. How can we callously ignore this man’s actions when he discriminates against his own race ? How can we tolerate his segregation policy at his barbershop and then struggle to obtain an open door policy at other places of public accommodation? Equal rights and non-discrimination are two avenues of the free life. They run back and forth, up and down, just like a two way street. There is no one way for a Negro and another way for a Caucasian. Both must trod the same street. Discrimination when practiced by a Negro is just as distasteful as discrimination prac ticed by a white person. NAACP ANNUAL MEETING SET CHICAGO - Mrs. Bernadlne Washington, prominent civic leader, has been named chair man of the general convention committee for the 54th annual convention of the National As sociation for the Advancement of Colored People at the Morrison Plans are being formulated to make this one of the biggest and most challenging conventions in the history of the Association. A giant outdoor rally in Grant Park is planned on July 4. The Cen tennial of the Emancipation Proc lamation will be observed with an exhibit and other programs. P.2 SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHOIR TO SING HERE The Huntsville Academy Choir of Huntsville, Alabama, will pre sent a concert at 1320 N. 15 Street, Tues., April 2, 8 p. m. Proceeds will be used to pur chase a bus for the Seventh Day Adventist Church school. MUSICALE SET 1 AT HOUSE OF PRAYER A musicale will be held at the House of Prayer, 1402 South 11 Ave., Sat., Mar. 30, 8 p.m. The public is invited. Sights and Sounds ELOISE BANKS ONE MAN'S SPRING Have you noticed anything changing around your home? Have you seen any difference in the air? Have you smelled any rare odors lately? Have you seemed to be a bit friendlier? If you can answer yes to one or more of these queries--then you are in time with the season. That’s right -- you are in the mood for that special time of the year called Spring. Unfortunately I am not eleated with the coming of spring. I fail to become eloquent when March 21 ushers in a change of seasons. 1 am unable to emote when I read what some poet said about the lovely daffodils. Don’t think I am immune to the twitter of our feathered friends. I like to hear the warblers pro vide some unrehearsed tunes early in the morn (preferably after seven a.m.). Spring holds the promise of many things for many people. Af ter a cold winter the seasonal change is almost magical es pecially if you live in a cold and snowy clime. People look for ward to a bright and warming day as they turn up the thermo stat ir pile another log on the fire. In most parts of the country March 21 was just a routine day. There were no harbingers of joy bringing glad messages of cheer. There was only more ice and snow. A few cities and towns felt a warming breeze and ther mometers rose crazily past the sixties. Springtime in Phoenix holds for me very little excitement. The temperatures are usually mild before March 21 and I have long ago forgotten about really cold v weather here. March approaches quickly after the first of Febru ary. There are a few days when the briskness in the air makes you shudder a bit, but it is usually mild. Spring is just a formality re corded on the calendar here in the Valley of the Sun. Except for the change in the Bermuda grass and the smell of fresh blooming flowers -- winter is still here. Singers may croon about the wonderful bees, trees and dimpled knees coming around every spring, but spring to me is just one big pain in the neck. It’s time for the scent of flow ers, the time for buds to bloom and enchant the bees and the time for sneezes. Spring by any other name might not be as sweet to others. However, I could gladly transfer my touch of spring symptoms for another person’s. Anybody for itchy skin, running nose, inflamed eyes, or irritated throat? Oh, ’tis Spring, Spring, Spring. Time for red and yellow pills. Time to dodge the bees and wasps. Time to wish that it was December again. MISSIONARY GROUPS TO PRESENT PROGRAM The combined Missionary So cieties of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church will hold its fifth Sunday monthly program, Sun., Mar. 30. Mrs. Ann Taylor, Palmdale School librarian will be the guest speaker. Mr. L. B. Livingstone will provide musical selections. Other local persons will also be featured on the program. The coordinating committee for the program includes Mesdames El eanor Oakry, senior group presi dent, Joanna Brown, junior group president, Alice Webb, Jr., pro gram chairman, Ella Allen, Sr., program chairman, Dorothy Pat terson, publicity chairman, and Mattie McKinney, cochairman of program committee. rS 1 Views, Pntvitws , ¥ amd Reviews J Vmm Edward Banks FOREIGN AID MUST BE CUT For the past four or five years many voices have been raised in opposition to the mounting cost of The United States* foreign aid bill. Anyone who spoke out against continued and increased foreign aid was accused of being an isolationist. Finally a strong voice was heard saying that foreign aid could be cut. This voice belonged to Gen. Lucius Clay, a famous military leader who recently headed a committee appointed by federal authorities to investigate foreign aid spending. Gen. Clay advised aid should be cut to nations which were more able to help themselves and that iti should be stopped when a nation refused to help itself. This sounds excellent but while he was completing his report Brazil received several millions more in aid. Brazil can’t be bought for a friend. In fact suspected criminals and fugitives from the law flee to Brazil and there is no extradition agreement to have them return. This is just one instance of Brazil’s disregard for the United States. Indonesia applied for several millions in foreign aid and the request was granted. Soon after filling oat the necessary papers, Indonesia signed contracts to purchase jet passenger airplanes. It is hardly economically sound to borrow money and purchase planes while thousands are near starvation. This country will suffer greater from the financial burdens of this foreign aid program for the next fifty years unless some program of ending some aid is found. We can’t try to bolster the economy of a major portion of the world while our own citizens are overtaxed and our budget remains in the loss columns. ADAM POWELL IN EDEN For several years the places of high po litical leaders have been filled with many men who were sent by their voters to rep resent them. They have either returned periodically because they pleased the peo ple or they have been turned out. Rep. Adam Clayton Powell, Democrat of New York, has served in Congress for for the past nineteen years, representing the predominantly Negro inhabited sixteenth district of New York, knoum as Harlem. Mr. Powell is the minister of the Abys sinian Baptist Church, which boasts of the largest congregation of Negroes in the country. This church was founded by his father and Mr. Powell inherited it about twentyyears ago. Always in the public’s eye, Rep. Powell has made headlines at various times. Often his actions have been politically wise be cause he knows his constituents and they somehow expect him to play a near theat rical role. A few weeks ago Powell was challenged for spending federal funds on an investiga tion trip to Europe as head of the house committee on education and labor. He replied that his actions were only being studied because he was a Negro. Later Powell’s Committee appropriations request was cut. Less than a week ago Powell praised the Black Muslims saying he admired them. He said he was opposed to the National Association for the Advancement of Col ored People because they weren’t com pletely controlled by Negroes. He is surely forgetting that he is a part of a federal government which is composed of representatives of all of the people. He and the leaders of the black supremacist, the Muslims are living in a dream world. If they are so opposed to the American way why don’t they move to another country. Adam C. Powell must remember there is another direction he can head after reaching the heights in his life. He must never forget that the direction isn’t alimys up.