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Flies Negro Workers To Toyko WASHINGTON. D C. — Nine American Red Cross Negro work ers have been flown to Tokyo for I assignment itnhe Far Eastern The ater of Operations in answer to a request for additional negro per sonnel to serve troops in that area. The nine are: Paul C. Christopher. 3776 Hayes St.. N.E., Washington, D. C.: Vir ginia Ford. 548 Oak wood Ave., To ledo, Ohio; Endor L. Harris. 522 W. 146th St.. New York City; Alfred Jackson. Jr., 801 South 15th St., Baton Rouge, La.; Mabel A. Jack son. 1842 Wylie Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa.; Frances V. Long. 522 W. 161st St., New York City; John W. Rich, 1737 Druid Ave., Baltimore, Md.; Virginia L. Sins, 713 Ansonville Rd.. Monroe. N. C.; Rosa Lee Spen cer. 421 Talbot Ave., Braddock. Pa. Mr. Christopher, an assistant field director, is on his second overseas assignment with the Red Cross, having been previously stationed in Italy with the 92nd Infantry Divis ion. He has a degree from Hamp ton Institute, Va.. and studied at the Indiana University branch at Gary. His early life was spent in the Danish West Indies and the Virgin Islands. Miss Ford will be a staff assist ant. She is a graduate of the Kan sas City General Hospital Nurse Training School, and attended the University of Michigan. She serv ed with the U. S. Public Health Service in Monrovia. Liberia, Af rica. as first lieutenant in 1945 46 with a special health mission, and from 1941-45 she was stationed at Ft. Huaehuca, Ariz., with that service. Miss Harris, whose mother lives at 89 Lafferty St.. Pittsburgh, was reared in that city. She attended the Howard University School of Pharmacy in Washington, D. C., and Hunter College in New York City: was* a girls’ worker for the Warren, Ohio, Urban League for 4 years; a recreation counselor in the juvenile aid department of the New York City Police Athletic League for 3 years; adviser to the N. Y. Youth Council of N.A.A.C.P. in New York City for 1 year. She will serve as a staff assistant in Korea. Mr. Jackson, an assistant field director, is a member of the Ma sonic Order in Tuskegee, Ala., where for 3 years he represented the Red Cross at the Tuskegee Army Air Field. From 1935 to 1942 he was camp educational ad viser for the Civilian Conservation Corps at Lake Charles, La. He is a graduate of Howard University. Miss Jackson has had 18 months’ overseas service as staff assistant for the Red Cross in the European Theater, and will continue in that position in the Far East. For 3 years she was a draftsman for the Army Map Service in Pittsburgh, and for 6 months was a newspaper reporter in that city. She attended the University of Pittsburg. Miss Long, who also will serve as a staff assistant, has had a va riety of experiences, including a job as welder for the Harris Struc tural Steel Co., New Market, N. J., and worked for the Internal Rev enue Department, New York City. She attended Wilberforce Univer sity, Wilbex-force, Ohio, and Allen University, Columbia, S C., and tured 16 states with a group of singers from the latter school. Prior to joining the Red Cross staff, she worked for the Veterans Adminis tration in Chicago. Mr. Rich, who will serve as an assistant field director of recrea tion, formerly served with the Red cross in the Mediterranean The ater, working in Noith Africa, Sar dinia, and Italy. He had previous ly attend Coppin Teachers College and Morgan State College in Balti more, and had been an elementary school principal. Miss Sims, a staff assistant, is a graduate of the Elizabeth City (N. C.) State Teachers College. She was consecutively an elementary school teacher in Huntingtown, Md., a War Department statistical clerk, and assistant program di rector for the Washington (D. C.) Recreation Department. Miss Spencer is a graduate of West Virginia State College, where she was a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. She also attended -«- -t. i- i- -i- i- .i. «L _ More than 13,000 veterans train ing in Texas, Louisiana and Mis sissippi are currently suspended from Veterans Administration sub sistence rolls for failure to report their earnings. Subsistence checks ordinarily mailed to these veterans the first of every month will be held up until the required report is sub mitted to the proper VA regional office, VA officials said. Both veterans in training and educational status must report their earnings from productive labor for the months of August, September and October. Forms have been mailed to all veterans on the suspended list, but if these have been misplaced, the report on earnings can be made in a letter over the veteran’s signa ture. Under legislation passed last summer, veterans’ payments and earnings are limited to a total of $175 monthly for those without de pendents and to $200 monthly for those with dependents. In the event those figures are exceeded, the subsistence allowances must be reduced accordingly. VA officials believe most of the reductions will be made in al lowances to veterans taking on-the job training. It is believed ’that only a few veterans in educational status will be affected. The Veterans Administration has obtained an additional 1,600,000 books from the United States Arm ed Forces Institute to add to the 600.000 other surplus books still the University of Chicago. As a representative of the American Friends Service Committee, she traveled throughout the eastern seabord, and prior to joining the Red Cross staff she was adviser to senior students at Tuskegee Insti tute, Tuskegee, Alabama. available to schools and colleges for their veteran-students, VA an nounced this week. The USAFI list contains 196 dif ferent titles and includes standard cloth-bound texts, paper-bound vol umes, and self-teaching texts. Mathematics, literature, foreign languages, science, history and business are among the many sub jects included. Library of Congress is distribut ing the books. VA pays the library for its handling and pays the school for handling costs for books dis tributed. Only veteran students can obtain the surplus volumes. The Library of Congress cannot send books direct to veterans. VA requests that veterans inquire only through school officials, or, in the case of job trainees, through VA training officers. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ___ Q—What is the difference be tween compensation and pension? A—Compensation is a term used to describe monetary benefits pay able for service-connected death or disability under laws administered by Veterans Administration. The term “pension" is used to describe nonservice - connected monetary benefits. Q—Is a widower of a World War II veteran eligible to receive com pensation or pension? A—No; the term “widow” does not include a widower with refer ence to payment of compensation or pension based on the death of a World War II veteran. However, a widower is eligible to receive un paid disability compensation or pension which accured prior to the death of a woman who had served in the armed forces in World War II. Q—How do I go about filing' a claim for pension on the death of a veteran who was my sole sup port? A—You should file your claim for pension with the Veterans Admin istration on its Form 535. Q—Will various monetary bene fits received by veterans under the G. I. Bill be deducted from future bonus? A—No, that portion of the Serv icemen’s Readjustment Act (G. I. Bill) which formerly provided that any benefits received under the Act would be deducted from any future bonus authorized, has been repealed. . Q—Is it possible for a veteran to complete his elementary school un der the Servicemen’s Readjust ment Act? A—Yes. Q—I am receiving retirement pay and wish to take up training under the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act (G. I. Bill). Is it possible for me to receive subsistence allow ance while receiving retirement pay? A—Yes. The Army Air Forces is request ing that two and one-half million former members of the organiza tion fill out their names and pre sent addresses on one of the post cards being distributed for that purpose here. The cards will be used to obtain the latest addresses of former AAF personnel to fa cilitate contacting those, according to General Carl Spaatz, AAF Com mander. Cards may be obtained here at theatres, schools, stores and the postoffice. Subscribe—don’t borrow! After You Have Tried the "Rest" The Jefferson Way Is "Best" We invite you to visit MODERNE BEAUTY SCHOOL AND SHOPPE 135 N. Farish St. Trained Expert Operat ors To Serve You Hair Styling a Specialty Learn Beauty Culture the Jefferson Way Night and Day Classes Taught 1 Owned and Operated by T. C. 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