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Saturday, May 25, 1946 Page two HIGHLAND COURT PHARMACY N. Temkin, Registered Pharmacist 1622 Main Street :: Hartford, Conn. TELS. 7-S79S, 7-5679 AL'S FOOD MARKET 118 WOOSTER ST. Hartford, Conn. Tel. 7-5903 FREE DELIVERY For the Best in Fine Foods Come to APs A Complete Selection of CHOICE MEATS FRESH FRUITS and VEGETABLES VIRGINIA MARKET Your Neighborhood Headquarters for Complete Table Service WEEK END SPECIALS Bacon, Ham, Smoked Shoulders, Pork Chops FREE DELIVERY 246 BELLEVUE ST., Corner Suffield St. HARTFORD 5. CONN. THE CAPEN PHARMACY Morris J. Willens. Reg. Pharm. A COMPLETE DRUG SERVICE 342 Capen Street Phone 5-9963 HARTFORD, A. WORTMAN & SONS, INC. For QUALITY MEATS, FRUITS and VEGETABLES Shop at Wortman's Located at 1671 MAIN STREET, HARTFORD, CONN. Corner of Seyms St. v Tel. 2-8764 The Oldest Market On The Avenue WE DELIVER Telephone 2-7171 . . Call Enterprise 1000 Town and Cottage COTTONS In Pastel Stripes! 7 98 Wearable, washable cotton .... in' the loveliest pastel stripes imaginable. You'll like the casual collar and patch pockets .... the way the stripes are slanted across the fly-front closing ... and the woven white belt for contrast ! Sizes 12 to 20. Cotton Dress Shop Hoi 9t30 1 ! ! CONN. HARTFORD 2. CONN. Out-of-Town Customers Without Charge i , to 5:50 p.m. .. . . Tuesday Tbroagk Saturday NEAL GUDCELL, shown in pboto below wearing one of the exdu- sIto sports shirts created by VI's Sewing Studio. HI SPRUCE. Apt. 204 Tel. 7-6S89 Hfd, Conn. Hoar 10am to 5pm THE MARY LOU SHOPPE SPECIALISTS IN " SOUTHERN COOKING One of the City's Better Dining Places Mr. & Mrs. James Collins, Props. 164 Dixwell Avenue New Haven, Conn. Webster Appliance & Record Shop Radios, Refrigerators, Washing Machines Recordings Delivered Within City Limits Service On All Makes EUGENE McOAJBE CLYDE STEWART Tel. 8-0061 &9Y2 Webster Street New Haven, Conn. LILLIAN'S RESTAURANT AiGAIN FEATURING BARBECUED MEATS Prompt Courteous Service LILLIAN LUMPKIN, Permittee 156 Dixwell Avenue New Haven, Conn. Lewis vs Capitalism America has certainly reached a critical state of affairs when the power vested in one individual is enough to paralyze the entire in dustrial structure of the nation. It is almost incredible that labor can so blindly follow the leader Ship of an apparently power-mad demagogue whose flagrant " disre gard for the welfare of the coun try at large has not only threat ened an industrial collapse, but has temporary halted a world wide reconversion plan. John L. Lewis's 12 day truce was not a .mine worker's contribution Next Door" Continental Fefl Hi wan ' First, Miss Bennet, perature !!!!!!" to national economy as he said. Neither was it an indication of fear or defeat. For without some satisfactory assurance of a fa vorable outcome for his miners he would never have called the truce, nor would his miners have gone back to work. Without his back-to-work orders, the "militant threat" of Mr. Truman's would have been futile. Such a condition should never exist in a democracy. For such ar rogant arbitrariness is nothing short of dictatorship. And it is high time that Congress put an end to ths yearly stoppage of vi tal production and once and for all, terminate tfhe exploits of a man who uses the labor cause as a front to' inflate his own asinine ego. 0y ted shearer you'd better take my tem CHURCH NEWS HARTFORD CHURCHES INVITE YOU SAINT MONICA'S 31 Mather Street Rev. Alfred Lambert, Priest 9:30 a.m. Church School 11:00 a.m. Morning service 6:00 p.m. Young people's service TALCOTT STREET CHURCH 96 Taloot Street Rev. James Wright, Pastor 11:00 a.m. Morning Service 12:30 p.m. Church 'School 6:30 p.m. Young People's Meeting A. M. E. ZION CHURCH 2084 Main Street Rev. A. P. Morris 9:30 a.m. Church School 10:45 a.m. 'Morning Service 7:45 a.m. Evening Service MT OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH 12 Suffield Street Hartford 5, Connecticut Rev. G. iS. Clark Sunday School 9:45 a.m. BYPU 6 p.m. Evening service 8 p.m. Sermon hy Rev. G. S. Clark. All are invited. ALLEN CHAPEL A. M. E. 2233 Main Street Rev. Charles Richardson, Pastor 9:45 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Morning service 1:00 p.m. 'Sunday School 630 p.m. Allen League 7:45 p.m. Evening Service SHILOH BAPTIST CHURCH 350 Albany Avenue Rev. R. A. Moody, Pastor 9:00 a.m. Church School , 11:00 a.m. Morning service 6:30 p.m. Young People's Meeting 7:45 p.m. Evening Service UNION BAPTIST 1921 Main Street Rev. J. C Jackson, Pastor 9:00 a.m. Church School 11:00 a.m. Mornine Service 6:30 p.m. Young People's Meeting 7:45 p.m. Evening Service BETHEL AME CHURCH 218 Bellevue Street Rev. D. D. Davis, Pastor 10:30 a.m. Morning service 1:00 p.m. 4Sunday School 6:30 p.m. 'Allen League 7:45 p.m. 'Evening Service PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF CHRIST Bishop C. Allen,, General Overseer Headquarters 405 Bellevue Street, Hartford Order of Services: Sunday School 10 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m. YPEB 6:30 p.m. Evening worship 8 p.m. BETHEL AME CHURCH 210 Bellevue Street Rev. D. D. Davis, Pastor iSunday School 9:15 a.m. Morning service 10:45 a.m, Allen League 6 p.m. Evening service 7:30 p.m. WELCOME BAPTIST CHURCH 205 Bellevue St. Rev. Luther A. Jones, Pastor Food For Thought Dewey R. Lumpkin To my idea, race problems are democracy's hardest problems. But race prejudice is an enemy every man of us can fight and, in himself at. least, conquer. The individual citizen, no mat ter how good his heart and inten tons, stands helpless before the economic, political, sexual, social, educational, job, and housing dif ficulties that weave the tangled web of race relations in this coun try. Alone, he can solve none of them. But he can get rid of race prejudice in himself which is the first step toward meeting ev ery one of them. Prejudice in a sense, means pre judging. For instance, if someone tellsm me there is a Jew, or a German, or a Japanese-American in the next room waiting to see me, at might be all too easy for me top re-judge this individual by what ibigots have told me to think of his race as a whole. He might have two strikes on him before he even comes to bat. My judg ment of him, whether he is a man of good qualities or a bad one, could thus be warped by my pre judgement judgement found ed, too, on a great deal of false testimony that I have failed to examine skeptically. Similarly I may pre-judge a whole race be cause of my having had a bad experience with one member of it. This would be just as stupid of me and would do more harm. The cure? Do unto members of other races as you feel that they should do unto you. If I put it in practice, I will be sure of stamp ing out race prejudice in myself which is the place to begin. OF FAITH AND FREEDOM By REV. HENRI M. DBAS THE STRUGGLE FOR ! PROGRESS WITHIN THE CHURCH The age of divided denomina tionalism is rapidly passing: hut there looms an even larger strug gle within Christendom itself. It is the struggle between liberal and conservative Christians. Christian ity which is a revolutionary doc trine, finds itself wrestling with the highly powerful forces of a revolutionary age. Up to now man has been the servant of Christian ity. Bat today he strives to make Christianity serve him as it was intended by its founder. In the past man has been the slave to creeds,, rituals and dogma. His very life has often depended upon whether he was ducked in a pool or bowed to a cross; He has had to wear certain colors and say cer tain prayers. He has had to pray so many times a day or read his Bible every,, hour. He has had to give so much of what he earned to the church or he would go to hell. Whole branches of the church have (been founded over differences about these points. Methodists would not speak to Baptists; Con gregationalists were ignored by Presbyterians; and Episcopalians thought themselves better than anybody else. The day in which these things were so important is passing. That was the day when man was the slave of organized church. Today this same church must serve the needs of man or disappear entirely. Today millions of clergy and laity realize that the old theolog ical difference are out of place in an atomic era. Actually they are nothing more than a mere temp est in a teapot. After all funda mentally it makes no real dif ference whether you were dipped, ducked, sprinkled, or splashed, . or how many times you cross your self. If we cannot live and work for peace and harmony with our brothers, all of our religious for mulae are mere sham , and pre tense. Today thousands of Chris tians know this. 'Some go into any church to worship. Others attend no church but believe in it, none theless. More and more men rea lize that the real fight is to secure ITS LIKE THIS By MARTY RICHARDSON Massachusetts this week became the fourth state in the Union to adopt a Fair Employment Prac tices Act the fourth,- wjhfen by all Massachusetts history and tra dition it should most certainly have been the first. The fact that there was the utmost difficulty even adding it to the list in fourth pla-e brings a sad realization to all who know the record of the state in past years: that the Mas sachusetts of Garrison, Douglass and Sumner is no more; it has given way to a newer state of shrewd and often unscrupu lous politics, high-pressure manufacturers' lobbies, and spine less crusaders for nothingness. There Are Exceptions The actual fight around the pas sage of the iFair Employment Act here, though, brought out some thing else; it gave a considerable share of the spotlight to a few hiard-working, conscientious souls who never rested a moment during the whole bitter three-year fight to add this humane legislation to our books. From time to time you will be hearing of these people, here and elsewhere; the type of work they did on F53PC will be more than readily evident in many other things in the coming years. One, especially, I am confident you will recurrently come across; he is . Henry Silberman, spearhead of the whole fight, It Wasn't His Fight "Viewed in the ordinary light, the FEPC fight wasn't . necessar ily Henry 'Sllberman's fight. His chances of ever seeking a job where discrimination would enter the picture are about one in a thousand. He is not a poor man in the same sense that I am over joyed every time I find a loose quarter in a forgotten pocket, and he has economically powerful con tacts and connections. 'So econo mically Henry Silberman did not need FEPC. 'Socially, too, I "be lieve Silberman might well have escaped most of the rigors of a' rigidly-segregated life for most of his remaining years. Yet, the leader in the battle to bring fair employment legislation to Massa chusetts was this Henry Silber man. What Silberman Did As I stated, Silberman was only one of several people who did ad mirable work on the FEPC ques tion. But of all those in the front ranks of the fight, I cannot name a single one who did the admir able work more consistently, more sustainedly or at a greater the fundamental dignity of man. That is the basic law of all good religion. If God must damn a man because he has not been sprinkled or ducked, then indeed it is God Himself that needs to be saved and not man. iSuch a God would be morally worse than man. Here is where the fisrbt berin within all churches. There is. in all denominations today, the strug gle between liberal and conserva tive Christians. The liberals want to break with custom; the conserv atives or fundamentalists' want to-' keep it. The conservatives still want to believe in a vivid hell fire religion which forces man to- serve the church's demands. The liberals want to be.Hevo in s fiv? of Love who is not interested in damning man but who wishes to- save him here on earth from pov erty, ignorance, prejudice and in justice. Like the Pharisees of old the conservatives are sticklers for form and, ritual; they are inter-- ested in loud halleluias and am ens: "they love to wash and make clean the outside of the cup. The lib erals, however, are more interest ed an what men do rather than in what they say they believe. They accept only actions, not words or prayers. They know that some of the greatest robbers. slaveholders, and human butchers of all time have been loud-profes sing Christians. The conservative is waiting to get to heaven. The liberal is working to establish heaven on, earth. He Relieves hi "thy will be done on earth" and refuses to slumber in dreams of "bright mansions above." The dif- ' ference in the basic beliefs be tween these two types of Chris tians constitutes a major conflict within all Christendom. Every where the liberal insists that the church shall actively fight for such things as interracial justice, economic freedom, and better re lations between Jews and Chris tians, Protestants and Catholics, but he is met by the conservative who refuses to budge. The strug gle between these two forces 'with in the church is a struggle for progress. It is a struggle for the Kingdom of God. Ultimately the Ifberal forces must win. personal sacrifice. As head of the local American Jewish Congress? office, he made the fullest facili ties of his organization available to the FEPC fight, at times, I strongly suspect, at the serious risk of trouble with his board of directors. His home was being constantly called day and night; there went on mailing, clerical work, and many other activities besides the quiet listening to the radio and reading which charac terizes most of our homes. He was tireless in his calling upon legis lators, (businessmen and organiza tional beads, always with the one question: will you support our bill?" The Governor Recognized Him Even the governor of the state recognized the work of Henry Sil berman when he appointed him to the special committee to investi gate Massachusetts hiring abuses some months ago. The appoint ment was an honor; it definitely was not a relief. In the position Silberman's work doubled; more important, though, was . the fact that his ' contacts more than doubled, so that he could ask even . newer and bigger people to "Sup port our bill." Victory Floored Him When the glad news went out Monday afternoon that a fluke move of the Senate had brought the bill back up for a vote, and that it had been overwhelmingly passed, I think that Henry Silber man was a little floored. He had expected to win this time; his was the confidence of the runner well out in front, the fighter who has his opponent drunk with (but ono round to go. But the climax came so quickly after a fight that "had lasted so long, and the transition from a madhouse of things to do to a completely-won battlefield was so abrupt,. that I don't believe Hen ry Silberman was quite prepared for it. But his reaction was im mediate and characteristc; when the news came, he spent the next two hours on the phone congratu lating OTHER PEOPLE OX THE VICTORY. Watch This Man There, in a few very inadequate words, you have my attempt to portray Henry Silberman, leader of the FEPC fight. There is hardly any reason for singling him out from the other excellent workers for the passage of the bill, except that he stood far in front of most of them. And you will do well to watch him; he's going- to be a lot in the future!