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The Chicago star. (Chicago, Ill.) 1946-1948, August 28, 1948, Star Edition, Image 1

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PP hits city housing bias
The Chicago
Vol. 3. No. 35
New group takes over Star Sept. 11
A GREAT step forward.for progressives is
about to take place.
The Chicago Star, which has served os the
voice of the organized progressive movement for
more than two years is being sold to help guaran
tee that the people will have a greater weapon for
peace and progress.
The new trustees of this peoples' paper are a
representative group of progressives in Illinois.
They have organized into the Progressive Pub
lishing Company for the purpose of taking over the
Star and building a widely circulated peoples'
paper in our state. They will have the full support
of progressive groups in this undertaking.
* * *
WE ARE proud of the record of The Chicago
Without the Star the peoples' side of the news
would have been lost entirely. Without the Star,
'How we built PP
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In pennant race—
THIS split-timod action photo shows Magistral* Joseph R. Rainey of
iTain (Irß IwS Hf ll l lrj¥.l ticket, being manhandled by police in Philadelphia's 16th precinct
JP ■— / "■ ■ * station. Rainey, who is president of the Phila. NAACP, had gone to
• • * f c the station to protest the arrest of John Jenkins. Negro driver of a
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progressives would have had no medium of com
munication. Without the Star the whole fight for
the needs of the people would have been weak
We who launched the Star and helped to sus
tain it are proud of the trail blazed by our paper.
With the foundation we have laid, our paper will
now have an even brighter future. It will serve as
a rallying center of all progressive forces in our
* * *
IT WILL HAVE an organizational base in the
It will be a powerful factor before and after
the elections.
It will speak out with much more power be
hind it on housing, high prices, discrimination and
on all issues confronting the people.
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THE SALE of the Star does not solve the pres
ent financial difficulties of the paper.
In fact, it is now even more urgent that the
$7,500 emergency fund drive be over-subscribed.
The Progressive Publishing Company is not
embarking on a commercial venture, nor does it
have the funds to provide for our paper's current
* * *
TO ENSURE the success of the new undertak
ing, every reader of the Star and every progressive
is called upon to contribute to the present fund
Let's take advantage of this opportunity to
build a mighty peoples' paper by providing the
money with which to begin to do the job.
Ernest DeMaio, president
Frank M. Davis, secretary
William Sennett, treasurer

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