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READ THE FORUM EVERY MONTH . BELLEVUE, RENTON, KENT, AUBURN, SUMNER, PUYALLUP, ORTING, TACOMA, PORT ORCHARD, BREMERTON, BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WOODINVILLE, KIRKLAND, YAKIMA Vol. XIV, No. 2 "HEN PARROTT BONTEST WINNER Yakima Valley Pinoys to Open New Clubhouse Filipinos of Yakima Valley are mighty proud these days, proud of that monument to their years'of unceasing effort ——a center for the activities of their fast-growing Filipino Community. For on March 22, the formal cer~ emonies celebrating the opening of their Community clubhouse will begin, attended by big ofﬁcials of the town and county, and other friends of Filipinos in that vicinity. Philippine Consul Melquiades Ibanez will be one of the honored guests. "Their clubhouse stands as a symbol of Filipino solidarity,” Con sul Ibanez commented in an inter view for the FORUM. “I am glad my countrymen in Central Washington are demon strating that initiative and sus tained effort to achieve something of which their posterity will justly be proud." the consul continued. The clubhouse of the Filipino Community of Yakima Valley is established in the town of Wapato and was started in the ﬁrst term of Roy Baldoz as president, who is also the present incumbent. Dance Contests Start March 7 If you are adept in the rhumba, expert in samba, capable in the tango,.blues, waltz, or jitterbug. you must circle every Friday night in your calendar. But come to the Filipino-Amer— ican Athletic Club, 612 Maynard Ave. every Friday night, starting March 7, and participate in a series of Elimination Dance Contests, in which prizes will be oﬂered to the lucky leg-shakers. “We have started Community enthusiasm rolling, and with the touch of spring In the air, we have a pron-um of activities that will draw both young and old,” Freddie De Felice told the FORUM. Remember the date Friday, March 7, and every Friday night thereafter at the Filipino-Amer ican Athletic Club, 612 Maynard Avenue. Clubhouse Funds Now $10,049.74 The Filipino Community Club hOuse Fund now has $4,253.85 in the bank, according to Fernando Ferrera, Community treasurer. An- ‘ other asset of the Clubhouse Fundi is a lot situated at Eleventh Avenue and East Cherry Street, Seattle. Which was purchased for $3,000. The detailed report of the Club house Fund, as released by Treas urer Ferrera, is as follows: Transferred from general . fund to clubhouse fund 3 in 1948V...............................52,000.00‘ Collection from cannery workers, 1949 1,103.00 Collection from cannery workers, 1950 1,150.85 Value of lot purchased in 1948 3,000.00 Total of A55et5..........57,253.85 .Dan Sarusal, treasurer of the ﬁrst Filipino Community Clubhouse Fund (started in 1929), also reports that there is deposited in savings account at Washington Mutual Savings Bank $1,195.89, and War BOnds, series G, totaling $1,600.00. These show that we have a total 0! $1.70..- h an mam Mar ‘3. .' v. 15“: rwg’m ‘ in; 'i ‘" mg! 7..., a . autosaauw...” ~ av‘ I I I d 1 113 an orum" Nip-J4." Community Newspaper of Filipinos in Seattle and Vicinity @O All Are Queens in Their Own Right ”hora by 5W7 B gamma ASPIRANTS FOR TITLE OF “MISS INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENT”— Six charming girls, all queens of their respective sections, fought in a friendly way for the distinction of “Miss Interna tional Setltement" at the Filipino—American Athletic Club Feb. 29. The contestants are, reading from left to right: Georgie Roberson as “Miss Filipino Social and Improvement Club.” Evelyn Black ford as “Miss Filipino Forum," Mary Parrott as “Miss Tommy’s Cafe.” Jean Revees as “Miss Valen tine,” Helen Parrott as “Miss Filipino-American Athletic Club,” and Victoria (Vicky) Navarro as “Miss American Legion." Helen Parrott ﬁnally copped the title of “Miss International Settlement." Pads-Campos Wedding Held February 23 Solemn wedding rites united Miss Consuelo Campos, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vital Campos, of Mabini, Pangasinan, and prominent Seattle University senior, to Mr. Arturo Pacis, an engineering grad— :iate of the University of Washing on. The double-ring ceremony and nuptial mass celebrated by Father Haggerty, M.M., was held at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, Saturday, Feb. 23. Bride in Filipino. Wedding Gown The bride wore a traditional Fil ipina wedding gown of rosepoint lace over white satin. The sleeves and neckpiece were appliqued with lace outlined in seed pearls. Her nylon ﬁngertip veil was caught to a head-hugging cap crown of stiff lace. She carried a white prayer book with streamers of white or chid and stephanotis blossoms. Mrs. Osoteo, Matron of Honor Mrs. Victor Osoteo, the matron of honor, wore ankle-length Fili pina gown of gold net over taffeta, the sleeves of which were appli qued with green leaves. The Misses Dorothy Laigo, Rosa Tiampo, J ose phine Corsilles, and Rosalina Simon were bridesmaids. They were gowned alike in strapless blush— pink net over taﬂ'eta gowns with matching net stoles over their shoulders. They carried old-fash—t ioned nosegays of varicolored dai sies. The little daughter of Mr. and j Mrs. Mike Castillano was a lovely‘ ﬂower girl all in white, and Sonny ? Osoteo was ring-bearer. SEATTLE, WASHINGTON To FORUM Readers If what we print in the FORUM is not true, tell us; if you cannot prove it false, think before you holler. For the last ﬁfteen years, no body has ever suoceeded in tell in: us what they read in the FORUM is not true. We are human and subject to err; if we do and realize our error, we will apologize instant- Y. Tell us if what you read in the FORUM is not true. But you mult prove that i_t_is false. Linn: EDITOR. Domingo Opens Gift Store on University Way “Philippine Gift Shop” might be the name of a new store opening soon at 4239 University Way. Proprietor of the establishment is Alipio Domingo, a Seattle resi dent for many years. Mr. Domingo will deal in goods manufactured in the Philippines and which are suitable gifts to other peoples as well as necessities in the American homes. __ __ Mr. Domingo visited the Philip pines three years ago and came back with a charming wife from Pampanga. Mr. and Mrs. Domingo are now residing at 2308 E. Valley City. The annual incomes of the Phil lpplne Consulate In Seattle for the last three years are: 1949. 366.360: 1950, $40,941.98; 1951. 846,095. lowed the wedding at the May- 1 Mrs. Pack expec: to continue ’hurstudiuatthe Univer— ‘dty. anamauxﬁm Mdthbdty. Ramirez Now Consul General Former Seattle Consul Pedro G. Ramirez has been transferred from the Philippine Embassy in Wash ington, D.C., to Honolulu to assume the duties of Philippine Consul General for Hawaii, according to ad_v_ices_reaching the FORUM. WMr. Ramireszas scheduled to geport for duty in Honolulu March Acting Consul General Juan C. Dionisio will return to San Fran cisco as consul. Topics_ for Pa re‘nts' Interest Announced Discussions of interest to all par ents are being held at the Yesler Terace Child Care Center, 9th and Yesler, each Wednesday evening through April 8, from 8 to 10 o’clock. The sessions are free, open to the public, and sponsored by the Education for Family Life Division of the Seattle Public Schools. Next in the series are “Growing Together in the Family“; “Parents Are the First Teachers,” and ”Guiding the School-Age Child.” Everyone is invited. NAME IT There is a mystic lomethlng when one yearns for an absent one. and the heart ﬂutters lightly at the sight of her shadow Or the sound of her voice. -—V. A. V. 1W eetings Regular meetings of 'the Fili pino Community Council are to be held on the second Sunday of each month. 0 O 0 lg“ N No. 1... V“- O- m M - = n h “aim:- Vl, . A LITTLE mm 4.; WITH A Lug: -. ,PF cmcuunon“ MARCH, 1952 Winner Named "Miss Intn’l Settlement” It was a night of nights, Feb. 29, at the Filipino—Amer ican Athletic Club, as the pub lic chose the queen of queens and crowned her “Miss Inter national Settlement.” It was a close call. Miss Helen Parrott, previously elected “Miss Filipino-American Athletic Club,” emerged victorious over ﬁve other “queens” to cop the distinction of “Miss International Settlement," with other privileges and honors attached to the victory. Runnes3Up _ ____ Runner-up was Victoria (Vicky) Navarro, who was also previously elected “Miss American Legion.” Other contestants were Jean Re vees, “Miss Valentine;” Mary Par rott, “Miss Tommy’s Cafe;” Georg ie Roberson, “Miss Filipino Social and Improvement Club,” and Ev elyn Blackford, “Miss Filipino Forum.” A record crowd packed the Fili pino-American Athletic Club to witness the ﬁnale in the popularity contest sponsored by the Filipino~ American Athletic Club. _ Thunderous Applause If people on the streets outside the building suspected any temblor of the earth or thought they heard thunder in February, they could be excused, as the rounds and rounds of applause in the Club hall were so deafening that even Manager Freddie De Felice was quite confused in making the criti cal decision. “Miss International Settlement” was awarded an imposing gold trophy by Manager Freddie De Fe— lice, and she is entitled also to a Hollywood studio screen test. All the six “queens” were previously awarded appropriate trophies sym bolic of their victory in their re spective departments. “Miss Filipino Forum,” “Miss Filipino Social and Improvement Club,” and “Miss Filipino—Ameri can Athletic Club” were charming— ly attractive in their Filipina “but terfly” costumes. A.W.S. TO PRESENT PIANO QUARTET MARCH 13 The program for the First Piano Quartet concert March 13, at Meany Hall, has just been an nounced by Liz Lovsted, “Music at Meany" chairman. It is: 1. Variations on the Caprice in A Minor, Op. 1.“..._.............Pagamni Prelude and Fugue in C Minor ..Bach Rondo (“Haffner Serenade") Mozart Trout Variati0n5.................,5chubert La Campanella ._.._‘.....‘...‘.V.....r.‘._Li5zt Invitation to the Dance..‘_.~....Weber Ecossaises Chopm Etude,op.2s,No.6(“Double Thirds") Etude,op.2s,No.l(“Harp") Etude.0p.25,N0.9 ( “Butterﬂy”) Magic Fire Music (“Die Walkuere”) V..................... Wagner Second Hungarii'm Rhapsody‘Liszt 11. Malaguena Lecuona Claire de Lune..............A.......Debu55y Polichinelle ....................Villa-Lobos March (“Love for Three Oranges”) ................_...Prokoﬂeﬂ Polka (“The Golden Age”)_ _ _ Sh'ostakovitch La Danza (Tarantella) ..............................,...Rossini-Liszt Tickets for the concert. spon— sored by the Assoviated Women Students of the University of WW m on III: at Ibex-man ‘Wty Bed Store. and 7-I t Unh- Nﬂg. Met! an $3.... C3lO. and II hr m r» TH- E ~ m anon 3 m aunt.