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COLLEGE VETS TO GET
INCREASE IN ALLOWANCE Many West Siders will benefit by the two bills passed by the House yesterday by overwhelming majorities. One of the bills was already passed last summer by the Senate and now only requires the president's signature to be come law. This is anticipated. The other bill differs slightly from the senate version and must meet the mutual agreement of both houses. Both bills benefit veter ans those in school under the GI bill and those receiving gov ernment subsistence on on-the-job training. There are innumerable veterans from the West Side in both local colleges, and out-of town colleges who will benefit by the increase in allowances, and several are having their salaries supplemented by government al lowances while taking on-the-|®b training. The first bill, now before Presi Layman's Day Sunday At Phillips Temple The Layman's Council of Phil lips Temple, colored Methodist Episcopal church is putting on an interesting program at the church this Sunday afternoon at 3:30 p. m. The program will be a celebra tion of Interracial and Layman's day Sunday. Churches all over the nation are commemorating this Sunday, February 8, as National Brotherhood Sunday. The Layman's Council hag ar ranged to have three interesting speakers on its program. They are Professor J. Holmes, principal of Wilbur Wright high school Aev. Coleman, executive secretary of the Federated Council of Churches of Dayton and Montgomery coun ty, and Attorney P. L. Hardin of Indianapolis, president of the Lay man's activities of the Ohio An nual Conference. Attorney Hardin, a layman in the CME church, has been inter ested and active in the laymen's group for a number of years. He has aided in its development and growth. At present, he is practic ing law in Indianapolis, and Jack son, Tenn. Professor Holmes is president of the Layman Council of Montgomery county. In addition to the speakers there will be music furnished by the dent Truman and passed by a 370 to iS majority, raises the allow ance for unmarried veterans in college from $65 to $75 a month. A married veteran with one de pendent will be paid $105 a month and with two or more $120. Mar ried students are now all receiv ing $90 a month. The second bill which passed 371 to 5 and which must be con ferred on by both houses, allows single men to receive $250 a month in combined salary and al lowance, those with one depend ent $325, those with two, $350. The combined totals now are $175 for single men and $200 for mar ried men. Mrs. Edith Nourse Rogers (Rep., Mass.), chairman of the house veterans committee, has es timated that the increase in bene fits to veterans would cost the (continued on page 4) combined choirs of Phillips Tem ple under the direction of the min ister of music, Heny Johnson, and the Gates brothers quartet. Pro ceding the program an old fash ioned fried chicken dinner will be served. Roy Milton Orchestra Set For Tour Roy Milton and his Solid Send ers started with their California engagementsp rior to their coast to coast tour by playing the Mili tary Ball at Brown Military Acad emy, San Diego January 30. This marked the return of Roy Milton after his hospitalization. The formal welcome home dance at the L. A. Elks club broke all previous records for attendance on February 1. Club Congo in Los Angeles is bidding for the serv ices of the band before they leave. Dates already set include the Royal theater, Baltimore, week of April 2, and Howard theater Washington, week of April 9. Milton will of course play one nighters to and from the east coast being booked exclusively by the Reg. D. Marshall agency of Mollywood, Cal. to DAILY-EXPRESS VOL. VI.—NO. 4 DAYTON, OHIO, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1948 PRICE, FOUR CENTS Man Shot in Fight George Cheeks, 39, of 835 South Summit street, faced the possible amputation of his left leg at St. Elizabeth hospital as a result of a gunshot wound during a fight at his home yesterday. Det. Sgt. Rudy Rado and Det. L. E. Hafer, said Cheeks was wounded with a .16 gauge shotgun during an argument with Margene Wright, 25, of 831 South Summit street. Cheeks told Rado the argu ment started over a bottle of whisky. Rado said Miss Wright was ar rested on suspicion. Pensioners Get Increase COLUMBUS, Feb. 5.—Old age benefits for Ohioans may reach a record sum of $61,300,000 this year, the welfared epartment said today. Director Charles L. Sherwood said 80,000 of the state's 123,000 needy aged being helped would get small increases in their February checks due to larger appropria tions by the 1947 legislature. State-federal aid payment reach a peak of $5,000,000. An average of $42 each recipient, compared to $40.46 last month. Karl R. Babb, chief of the state division of aid for the aged, said the February avergae represents an 85 per cent jump over August 1939. Government records, he said showed a rise of 67 per cent in the cost of living since 1939. Record payments now reflect the high cost of living rather than an increase in the number of re cipients. fter reaching a high of 139,567 in 1942, the number of old people getting pensions stead ily fell off but began a slow rise last year. Payments totaled $46,546,884 in 1946 and $57,667,510 last year with this year's payments esti mated at $61,300,000. The state pays about 60 per cent and the government 40 per cent. Ohio ranks second among all east and central states in average payment to needy aged. Thousands Pay Tribute to Minister COVINGTON, Ky., Feb. 5. (A NP)—More than 3,000 friends and relatives attended the funreal services of the Rev. Frank Carter Locust, B. Th. D. D., pastor of the First Baptist church, here laat West side Championship Game Friday Night At last the basketball game of the year has come to the West Side. lit will be played tomorrow night (Friday) at the YMCA, and the winner will be crowned the West Side champions for the year 1947-48. The competing sixes will be the West Side Cabs, who have opened many of the "Met" games at the Coliseum, and the Club Re vere, Johnny Lowe's great team. These two teams are rapidly build ing up into arch rivals and for that reason a hotly contested com petition is expected. It would be sheer Tom Foolery for any bas ketball enthusiast to miss it. Jack McVea Goes to Harlem Quarter Jack McVea "opened the door" at the Harlem Quarter Club in Oakland, Calif., February 4. Al ways a favorite in the Bay area the McVea orchestra have just completed an extended run at the El Borracho in. San Francisco. week. Many religious leaders paid their tribute to him by making statements at the service. Dr. Locust was a graduate of Simmons university, both arts and theological departments. He was pastor of First Baptist church 36 years although he was once called (continued on page 4) The West Sire Cabs, managed by William Jones, has on its ros ter Henry and Albert Tucker, El gin Sullenger, Theodore Christian, Albert "Apple Jack" Drake, Earl Stephens, John Arnold, Luther Craft and the Springfield "flash" Brooks Lawrence. Albert George manages and coaches the Club Revere six. The roster includes Walter Hickman, Paul Brant, Tommie Herring, Jack Reynolds, WMlliam McGill, Whittie Jones, Maurice Long, Tommy Har ries, Richard Stephens, ami Hug ert Hyden. (continued on page 4) Dunbar"Snubbed"by U.D. Scouts In hunt For Talent By Jimmie N. Jones More than 30 high school foot ball seniors have been approached by the firm of Gavin-Quinn and Piloseno with offers to employ their talent at the University of Dayton next fall it was learned recently. Eight high schools have been contacted by the U. D. coach ing staff in what is termed as a good-will tour for the purpose of rebuilding their squad for the next season. As is the usual custom of the "Hill-Top" college, "Jim Crow" set in and played his reg ular part in the plans for talent very much needed to bring the school up to a winning combina tion on the '49 gridiron. Despite the fact that Dunbar high making its initial bid in Dayton's scholas tic football league and came thru with flying colors, and added fame to their efforts by placing two of its players on the 1947 All Star team by popular votes of the citizens of Dayton. They being Ed Spooner, with 20,499 votes to take second hon ors back of A1 Lipovsky, who ranked first with 23,724. Spooner ranked as the outstanding half back in the East-West All Star game played at the U. D. stadium in the eyes of the U. D. coach ing staff, and then the perform ance of Maceo Cofield, brilliant end, who played the entire 60 minutes of the game and received 15,426 votes and the trophy from his school for the outstanding player of the year. On the second team, another star was revealed in the play of Peerless Washington with 10,269 just a few votes behind Harold Knoblock of Fairview who won first team honors. The value of these stalwarts were seen and appreciated by the Dayton population but not by the coaching staff of U. D. While Dunbar is not fretting over the "snubbing," it is however, the Un-American display of the "Democratic Way of Life" dem onstrated by a school right in our midst. These boys will and in some high ranking college and will do all right for themselves and Dunbar will get the credit for their success, thanks to the efforts of Jack Hart and his able assist ants. We are well aware of the tac tics used by the Hill-Top front of fice and are not surprised of their by-passing of some of Dayton's best gridiron talent.