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Mrs. Gladys Sarusal was the happy recipient of lovely gifts on her birthday anniversary March 22. Sponsored by her devoted husband, a throng of well—wishers filled their lovely residence on 1808 E. Cherry the night of the 22nd and did justice to a. table of Filipino delicacies prepared by “Chef” Pete Bautista. After a American—Filipino—Chinese Dishes CHOW MEIN and NOODLES Open 6:00 a. m. to 9:00 p. m. It's the Food, and the Cook—George Velasco MRS. MARY PEREDO, Manager 210 Main Street Seattle, Wash. FLOWERS FOR WEDDINGS FLOWERS FOR BANQUETS FLOWERS FOR FUNERALS Your Patronage Appreciated 7th and Jackson EL. 7166 PHIL’S GROCERY GROCERIES and VEGETABLES 811 14th Ave" Seattle. Wash. Telephone CA. 9938 PHIL R. DeVERA, Manager Chinese Dishes Our Specialty—Filipino Patronage Appreciated Open 3:00 P. M. to 2:00 A. M.—-—Closed Every Thursday 4%424 7th Ave. 80., Corner King and Seventh. Seattle, Wash. D. MARR. Mgr. . American and Oriental Dishes ( ’ DOUBLE AA CAFE Featuring Juicy Steak Dinners—Homemade Chill Encheladas ‘ 713 Pine Street SEneca 9325 "Service With a Smile” MR. AND MRS. EMILIANO FRANCISCO, Proprietors ARMY & NAVY FILIPINO CLUB, INC. 211 - 2nd Avenue South, Seattle Service Men, ex—Service Men and Allied Defense Workers Are Welcome DANCING EVERY NIGHT Coffee Shop open 3 p. m. to 1 a. m. Mr. Ellis Custodio, Mgr. ELiot 6484 HOUSE PAINTING KALSOMINING Phone PRospect 7380 4 JAINGA SIGN SYSTEM METAL - GLASS - CANVAS - TRUCK LETTERING General Contractor J. V. Jainga 1251 Kin: St. Painter-Decorator Seattle, W‘sh. STRICTLY DELICIOUS FOODS TAI TUNG CAFE . 655 KING ST. -- SEATTLE Home of Famous Chinese and American Foods MAIN 72378 PHONE CALLS few short remarke,by Dan Sarusal, the proud husband, and a few words from Mr, Pete Peterson and V. A. Velasco. Mrs. Marie Peuare dond'o gave a few vocal numbers followed by Pete Bautista, who surprised the crowd with the pre tentious quality of his voice. Dancing was indulged in by the merry-makers until the wee small hours of the morning. THE FILIPINO FORUM ROMULO PLEADS FOR CITIZENSHIP i ' (Continued from Page 1) ‘over our land when the enemy at ttacked. } “But there is an even more icompelling reason, in my opinion, ifor the passage of this bill. As a‘ ‘matter of fact, comparatively few iFilipinos now in the islands will the affected by it. The Tydings- IMcDuftie Act fixes the immigra ltion quota for Filipinos at fifty a year; there is little likelihood nor reason that that quota. will be greatly increased at any time lwithin the near future. To the 118,000,000 Filipinos in our home }land, therefore, the passage of inns Naturalization Bill will be an iearnest of America’s kindly feel i-ng toward our country, and, as such, will be appreciated, but ac tually a very insignificant num ber of our people there will be directly affected. Anomalous Position “But for the 84,000 Filipinos now living in the United States and Hawaii, this Naturalization Bill is a matter of direct and vi tal concern, and simple justice re quires its passage. For these peo ple, who have always had an anomalous position in this coun try, with the coming of the inde pendence of the Philippines, will lose even the limited rights they possess as American nationals. For the Filipino in this country has been neither alien nor citizen, but an American national. As has tionals, they fulfill many of the‘ responsibilities of American citi zens, without the privileges or citizenship. Yet they have lived by their faith in the basic prin ciples of the American way of life. In their attitudes, their loy alties, their work, their daify life, they have been good Americans." After pointing out that Filipinos have given their sons to the American armed forces and that? the record of Filipino soldiers in* the Philippine campaign is one of which all Americans may be truly proud. Commissioner Romu lo continued: . Legal Right ".By virtue of their service. these men have a legal right to citizenship, for under the Nation ality Act_of 1940, as amended. Filipinos who have served or are now serving in the armed forces of the United States are eligible‘ for naturalization. But what of their families their fathers. mothers. wives, and children? Their families were doing the homet‘ront tasks which backed up the combat soldiers. They engaged in war work, they oversubscribed their quotas for War Bond pur chases, they offered their services to the United States in all the innumerable chores of total war. Yet these people cannot vote. They cannot enjoy the rights and privileges of American citizens. Filipinos have worked or are working in the merchant marine, in navy yards, in defense plants, in the United States Government, ‘in agriculture. They do not have lthe same privilege, although they ‘have been just as loyal to the iUnited States as those in the ,armed forces. Give Them Justice "Mr. Chairman, these codntry men of mine who live in this land of yours, have in every way adopt ed this country as their own. Their toil and their sweat have gone into this lend; their children ihave been born here; many of ‘their fathers and mothers have died here. Through long years they have grown to be part of this country. and they love it. Yet, unless this law is passed. they cannot become citisons. I all: you to give them justice. ' "There In more at stake in this bm than Justice to 84,000 people Baylon Offered Secretaryship of“Dimas AlangCorporation” One of the very pleasing aftermaths of the colorful Silver Jubilee-Convention of the nationalistic Fraternal Order of the Caballeros de DimagAlamg, Inc. which was very successfully held not long ago in Oakland, California, was the surprise and unexpected appointment to the im portat position of Assistant Grand Secretary-Treasurer of our dynamic and tireless social and civic leader, M. Tel 1. Baylon. He is at present, and has been for the past many years, Secretary of its progressive local branch, Burgos Lodge, No. 10. - TEL. I. BAYON, Secre tary of Burgos Lodge No. 10, C.D.A., Inc., who has been offered the secretaryship of the newly-formed Dimu Alana Corporation which will install offices in Manila in the near future. Mr. Bay lon has been Associate Edi tor of the Filipino Forum for a number of years. who have proved their loyalty to the United States. U. s. Prestige “We live today in the midst of a continuing crisis. in an atmos phere of wars half-declared and undeclared, in a strange and be wildering era when the peoples of the world yearn for peace and human understanding. in the midst of this transition period, the United States has a vested interest in the maintenance of its good name and its prestige. - “Throughout the Far East, where a billion human beings have awakened to new realities. the United States now holds a prestige position higher than that of any other western nation. it is to your interest as Ameri cans to maintain that position. Prestige is not a matter of wealth alone, nor of power alone, nor of military strength alone. It is also an intangible matter of a good name ,a good reputation. moral leadership. “America has that prestige to day. it must retain it in the fu ture. U. S. Moral Leadership "The people of the Philippines and of the entire Orient look to America for the moral leadership inherent in the American tradi tion. Passage of this bill will but follow that high tradition. it will be in keeping with the philosophy of your great leaders, from Wash ington and Jefferson to the pres entime, with the philosophy at your great state papers. from the Declaration of independence and the American Constitution to the present time. House Unanimous For It “This bill. Mr. Chairman, has passed the House unanimously. In the hearing before the House Committee on Immigration and Naturalization. not a single voice was raised against it. “i earnestly ask that your com mittee give it similar favorable consideration—4n Justice to a. na tion which has proven a. staunch ally—in Justice to 84,000 human beings who have worked and lived for this. their adopted coun try—tn Justice to America itself." MARCH, 1946 And, as if one honor in not enough, word has also been re ceived from its newly re-elected Worshipful Grand Master, Mr. Ce lestino T. Alfafars, that Mr. Tel 1. Baylon was also recommended by him to become the Secretary of the proposed Dimae—Alang Cor poration. According‘to Mr. Altata ra. this recommendation was unanimously approved by 'its Board of Directors at its recent meeting. The Dimes-Alarm Corpor ation is a Phiiippine-rehabiiitating business venture open only to. and subscribed by, its enterpris ing cooperative members with a paid-up capital of about $100,000,- 000. Mr. Tel 1. Baylorn is still with the Army Transport Service as Steward Assistant. He intends to stay with it until the time he re ceives the call from the Dimss- Alang Corporation which he thinks will be some time after the desig nated Philippine independence Day when conditions in the Islands are expected to be much more sta bilized. SEATTLE PINOYS ENTERTAIN (Contiued from Page 1) Assistant Auditor General, who was headed for the Grant Hoapltal in Columbus, Ohio; Dr. Angelina Santos, also going to Columbus; and Dr. Gloria T. Aragon, who was on her way to the Lying-In Hospital in Chlcago, 111. Reception Committee Meeting the distinguished visi tors as a‘ reception committee were Mrs. Dolores Davocai, presi dent of the Burgos Lodge No. 10 Women's Auxiliary, and Victorio A. Velasco. president of the Fili pino Community of Seattle and Vicinity. A mass meeting at the FTA Local 7 Hall gave an opportunity for Seattle Filipinos to listen to Captain Llorente and Dr. Melo. Spokesman for the lady doctors was Dr. Gloria T. Aragon who thought that her “interests were mainly medical. not political." Dinner Invitations They were taken for a short sight-seeing by Max Gonzales. vice president of the Filipino Com munity of Seattle. Invitations ex tended to the visitors were too many to be accommodated in their brief stay in the city. Many had to be nicely declined. For dinners the visitors were guests of Vic torio A. Velasco, president of the Filipino Community of Seattle at the Golden Pheasant Cafe; by Mr. and Mrs. Vincent 0. Navea at their home in West Seattle; by Mr. and Mrs. Larry Rallos at their home on let Avenue: by Mr. and Mrs. Alex Langoey at their home in the University District; by the Bremerton Filipino Association in Bremerton: by the Yakima Valley Filipino Association in Yakima: for luncheons they were enter tained by Mr. C. L. Cantu-lilo at the Hungerford Hotel; by Rudy V. Santos at? the Olympic; by Mrs. Luviminda De Cuno at. her home near Lake Washington. The distinguished visitors lett Seattle much impressed with the courtesies extended them. The lady doctors expressed the opiu ion that they found Filipinos in Seattle much better thnn what they had hen-d about them in the Philippines.