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Saturday, June 1, 194& Page Four Weaver Hi News By Jeanne Anderson Lorraine Duncan, a junior at Weaver High School, has been se lected by the faculty to attend the American Legion Auxiliary's1 Girl State Session to be held at Storrs College June 23 through the 29th. Each year a high school girl is selected by her leadership ability. This is the first time a Negro girl has received this" honor. The Mc-Kinney-iKing Auxiliary No. 142, American Legion of which Mrs. Pearl Shepard is president, is fi nancing the course, for Miss Dun can. Miss Duncan will receive a week of training in Government. The last day of the session will- be spent at the State Capitol where many steps in good government will be explained to them. About seventy-five girls from all over the state will attend. Prominent speakers and teachers from vari ous colleges' will address the girls. At Weaver, Miss. Duncan is a member of the Girl's Leader Corps, Choir, Girl's League and in excel lent citizenship standing. Outside she is a very active member of St. Monica's" Church and as a pi ano student is preparing for a re cital June 20 at the Young Wo men's Christian Association. She is. the daughter of Leslie Duncan and the late Marion Wood (Duncan of 264 Capen Street. She has one sister, Marion, also a stu dent at Weaver. SWIMMING HARTFORD, May 30 As you proibably have noticed, the article on swimming has not been pub lished recently. I give no reason other than that too much has kept me from writing this column. We have discovered the import ance of swimming and also the reason why it is not practiced as much by Negroes as it is by- other groups. The subject to be discussed to day is posture. Posture is needed by the growing Negro youth more than anything else. 'Swimming automatically develops the body and perfects the posture, mainly because the muscles are made to grow in the right direction. JThis development pulls the body "taut" and the posture is" made positive. Swimming develops back mus cles as well as many others. Mus cles develop in the back automat ically draws the body into a defi nite line. This we need very much as a race Good Posture. G. Fox Employees To Aid College Fund The Inspector Wrappers of G. 'Fox & Co., will present Mr. Rus sell G. Moore, tenor, in a musical concert in the Colonial Room at Bushnell Memorial Sunday after noon June 16, at 4 p.m. This is Mr. 'Moore's first ap pearance since his return from the army. While in the service, he de voted his time to concert work in the various camps. . This concert is given to help raise the Inspector Wrapper's quota of $500.00 for the benefit of the Negro College Fund Drive. The committee in charge are the Mesdames : Elizabeth"" Canty, Chairman, Mary Forrester, Lyn ette Green, Florine Garrison, and Jessie Pertiller. The captains are: Mesdames, Jackie King, Florine Garrison, An nie McJBride, Charlotte White, Jes sie Pertiller, Lillian McClendon, Louise Martins, Jessie Allen and Lynette Green. The Thought Of The Week Failure is never a disgrace, for failure indicates effort. And if the effort is great enough, "it is glori ous even to fail." We are immune from failure only when we refuse to try. And v since life is a continual endeavor, we are a walking dead if we fail to .try. Simply because we meet with defeat in many of our attempts it's no excuse for not trying again. For who can say that we have quit until we ourselves are through. And who can say that we are through until we ourselves have quit. As long as we get back into the fight, no one can say that we have stopped. Failure enlightens and educates us. Each defeat is only a stimu lus and a step toward success. So if we should fail in one attempt or even fail in many, don't give up. Glue ourselves to a sticking place and keep on keeping on. 'For no one is dead until he dies, nor beat till he no longer Cover the Town By JOHN This week's column starts with a few pointed questions. I am go ing to "Hew to the line," and let the quips fall where they may. Of late the members of the Turf Clufb have been conspicuous by their absence whenever a program was arranged for the purpose of reviving interest in the club. Whether or not there is a definite plot afoot to put the club down, is not known at present, so I'll ask question number one. Where were the members who realize some emolument from the clubs operations when these affairs were held? Here you have an ambitious entertainment committee working hard to arrange various programs for their benefit as much as for the clubs and when a program takes place they are all busy some where else. On Monday night, May 20, a quartet contest was held, and even though the affair was successful from a financial standpoint there was the glaring fact that not even ten members .of the club present. As for the quartets present to compete we can only say this. Taylors Old Tymers in the persons of Solon Jr., and Harold Taylor along with Fred '.Fuller, and Ted Basey sang as only they can, and won by default. The Holstein Juibilee four after four years of rehearsing during titVi'oVi wianv libations were con sumed defaulted by failing to show up. The Holstein GI four decided at the last minute that they hadn't ha denough time to prepare them selves, and cancelled their ap pearance at a late hour. Mose Roane was on hand and in excel lent voice but the singers who were to join him in making the quartet just couldn't make it. Matt. Strong and Walt. Beckham sang "Sailor Beware." Mose Roane, Corinne Henry, Sadie Tay lor Dukes, and Walt. Beckham formed another pleasing quartet. Even yours truly joined in with Roane Beckham and Floyd Henry, and we did our best. While sitting in the Turf Cluh Friday night, I could not help but observe the actions of a group of ex-servicemen and watch the way in which they conducted them selves. Some of these boys have found themselves and seem to have a definite course set in the pur suit of a career It's true that the country, as a whole, has made it possible for ex-servicemen to learn any trade or profession with the help of funds set aside for that purpose. However, because of the many obstacles that are al ways in the path of anyone while pursuing a set course; I think that through the various agencies, churches and clubs, the fact should be stressed iby our leaders that now is the time to fit oneself for IF YOU USE LIQUOR WINE STOP PARAMOUNT PACKAGE STORE 107 CANTON ST. HARTFORD. CONN. Tel. 7-5514 JOE - THE TIRE EXPERT COMPLETE CAR SERVICE RICHFIELD PRODUCTS Tires, Tubes, Batteries, Accessories Wrecker Service . 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I feel that it is up to the community to help these boys re adjust themselves and becoming im portant cog's in what has been termed, "this scheming of living." The Connecticut Enterprises, through their voice, the CHRON ICLE, is always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone- with an idea that has possibilities. Clyde Stewart, former "stormy petrel" around town, whom most of us remember for his willingness to fight at anytime, has turned those fighting qualities to a cor rect channel, and with Eugene Mc Cabe, popular New Haven "Man about town," has ventured into the business field. If you visit the Webster Amusement Center in New Haven, you will find an eight--tabled pool room and lunch coun ter, a record shop and an agency for household appliances. Clyde's stay with the Army seems to have put him in the right groove. The column wishes him and his part ner success. New Nutmeg Elks Whip Gold Sox The New Nutmeg. Elks baseball team chalked up their second vic tory in as many starts by trim ming the Gold Sox of Wethers field 7 to 2. Home runs were hit by Carl Jackson of the Elks and Hypockets of the Gold Sox. Coach Barlow started "Fireball" Martin on the mound for the Elks. Martin pitched brilliant ball striking out 13 tatters and allowing 4 hits. The Gold Sox were held score less going into the last half of the 7th inning. At this time Hypockets connected for a round clock mark er, scoring 2 runs. Freddie Ware secured 3 hits out of 4- trips to the plate showing signs of gaining his old form again. The chunky Harold "Ace" Parker who substituted for George Register at the short stop posi tion rapped out telling blows to bring about the defeat- of the Gold Soxers. BEER AT THE KEEPING PACE (Locally. and Elsewhere) Exit Truman! In his bungling attempt to handle the strike of the antiNegro unions, the Brother hood of Locomotive Engineers and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Truman made the big gest error he has ever made and probably ever will make as Presi dent with his "draft the strikers speech" to Congress. He has brought not only the unions in volved but' most of labor against I him. The type of support that Con gress gives him will determine the I better financial returns for the ef Conerressional set-up, which the I fort that is extended. voters will choose at the next elec-; tion. And again the "divide and con quer" holds good. Conferences of Sir Stafford Cripps with the two major political parties of India have gotten nowhere. Britain by working parties against each oth er will be in India for some time to cdme. Even some of the original na - tives of Australia are learning what its all about. Recently some of them workine- on ranches in Australia struck for a raise from Our own Johnny Taylor of Hart $3.25 to $3.85 a week. It must ford has been banned by the Ne- have ibeen quite a set-back in the S DaJl club owners why? ranch owners' pockets. I w "aPe" the whites in most Legislation has now made per manent the Federal School Lunch program. More children all over the nation may look forward to good and reasonably priced meals in school if they have not had the opportunity before. The Republic of Panama may now be aded to the list of countries which have democratic govern ments. The former government which greatly persecuted Negroes, has been replaced by a very lib eral one with Don Enrique Jimen ez as president. As many of us" suffered the hor rors of war to make the United States a better place to live, so too is the public suffering many inconveniences so that many strik ers may maintain decent stand ards of living. To the extent of maintaining certain standards of living, this column is in sympathy with the strikers. However, to keep the record straight, let's look at the railroad situation. While the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and the Brotherhood of Railroad Train men are demanding better work ing conditions as patriotic Amer icans, they have contradicted their claim of patriotism by being anti Negro. THE PROBLEM CORNER Arthur J. Johnson The problem this week required some information from Mr. Spen cer Shaw, Liforarian. We wish to express our public thanks to him. Question: What is the trend of thinking expressed in the writings coming out of this war and just prior to it, in contrast to the last war? Pearl Shanok Answer: The close of the last war found the Negro discouraged, and the writers reflected this mood in protest writings that were bit ter over the denial of rights to their people. Claude McKay's poe try expresses the mood. Other ad vocates for the Negro cause were protest writers, but the only re Suit was an emphasis being placed on industrialism that eventually led to a second class citizenship, and increased the inner restless ness of the Negro people. The trend of this war is toward complete equality expressed by leaders like Adam Clayton Pow ell, Roy Wilkins, Walter White, and A, Philip Randolph. Today writers increasingly tend to show that the hope of the Negro lies in uniting with all people and a with drawing from a ghetto or segre gated type of thinking. This is ex pressed by writers like Langston Hughes, Margaret Walker, Rich- and Wright, Chester E'. Himes and others'. HOUSEHOLD HINTS The look of spaciousness may be added to a room by the use of large mirrors on wall and the height of a low ceiling room may :e improved by the use of striped wall paper. The Easter market was flooded with potted plants. The lady's hus band bought her a flashy hydran gea on Friday and paid $5.00 or $6.00 for it. E'y Saturday, the three blioms on it were faded and dead. Closer investigation showed a lit tle more than three branches pot ted with sticks and much green tissue paper about dt. His wife was furious. She had been from the first and wanted to scold him for paying so much for it. But Dorothy . Dix might say: "Never scold the husband for bringing you fliwers." "But he doesn't know how to buy they cheat the eyes out of him. We need that money for something else! Shall I check American Negroes And Mexicans .'Tis amazing how the baseball mogua have . caused so much trouble with reference to baseball that has upset governmental op erations to some degree. What is most surprising is that the Negro "Apers" have followed suit with the white moguls in ban ning players. Negro players should take advantage of any proposition that is offered that will result in Big league Negro owners should be ashamed of themselves for plac ing a ban on Negro players be cause they can only afford to pay so much and no more. The Pas quel Brothers can afford to pay millions of dollars for men that can produce. . It has been difficult for years to make the white major league owners realize that Negro players are essential to the successful op- eration of big league teams. To day they are beginning to see tne point. Why must Negro ball clubs place a "ban" on Negro players? 'cases dux snouia we "wniten tne ape?" I've never seen a "white ape" or HAVE I? Little do we realize that the Philadelphia Athletics have been in the cellar for years. Little do we realize that it is rumored that WINDSOR AVENUE PHARMACY, INC IPRESCRJJPrnO N DRUGGISTS NONE TOO GOOD FOR THE SICK Corner Main & Capen Hartford 5, Conn. 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(Just 9 Long Steps or 11 Short Steps off Main Street) W00DR0W GLANTON SPECIAL NEGRO REPRESENTATIVE FOR CONNECTICUT OF The Mutual Benefit Health and Accident Assn 647 Main Street Rooms 512-14 Hartford 5, Connecticut TELEPHONE 7-8467 "INSURANCE FOR THE FAMILY" Special Attention Given for Hospitalization, Sick-and Accident Policies NOTE: Lifetime Income on Sick and Accident Policies RESIDENCE TEL. 5-7527 TURF RESTAURANT Featuring SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN Special Attention To Banquets and Parties CATERING FOR ALL OCCASIONS Roscoe Thomas Clifton Green Proprietors 2243 MAIN ST. HARTFORD. PEOPLE Each week the interviewer will ask various people their opinions on a current issue, for the purpose of obtaining a cross section of the cimmunity thinking. Question: What is your reaction to the railroad strike? Charles Stone, student, 349 Al bany Avenue. "I have no one set of opinions for I believe in la Sbor unions, yet it seems that labor is wrong in striking against the government. Congress must not pass legislation that will injure labor's basic right to strike." Mrs. Thomas Johnson, house wife, 335 Bellevue St. "It is a handicap to the nation but times are changing and the heads of railroads must realize that work ing men need more money and greater security. I believe in Unions." Mrs. Algeathea James, Factory Insurance worker, 49 Pliny St. "Personally I am on President Truman's side, his speech was vi tal and to the point. Not for the workers because it was too na tional and too crippling. I do be lieve in labor unions." New Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church, 308 Bellevue Street, Hart ford, Elder M. S. Pettiford, pas tor, will close its 25th anniversary June 22 with Rev. IF. D. Oates and congregation present at 3:30 p.m. WELCOME ALL. these same Athletics are planning a program to get Negro ball play ers to pull them out of the cellar. THE 7-5836 - Tel. CONN. 7-5808 n 1 i Well, Whaddya Know? By Annond S. Greene After days spent in watchful' waiting for good weather, I do- believe it finally arrived. We had' splendid week-end and it gave one the feeling of joy. This kind of weather makes one want to- "wake up and live" which is so truthfully spoken in that we all want to live. The time is coming nearer and nearer when we will think in terms of vacations, so in.: planning your vacation do not for get to leave your address at the Hartford CHRONICLE office, so that you may keep abreast with. the news. Three of Hartford's girls stopped in the office and were dis cussing a trip they made to New York. They spent the week there visiting friends. They raved most much atout the Theresa Hotel and' spoke very highly of their accom modations and how lovely the food was. I am just. passing this on to you as another suggestion in va cations. I dropped in on Mrs. Camille . Roman the other night. -She had' quite a gala party for her husband: and a friend of his, Mr. William Holden. They both came home Fri day night after spending many months in the South Pacific Among those present were: Mrs. Orice Thomas, of Little Rock, Ar kansas, Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Bolden, Miss Marguerite Sullersy Mr. John Sullers, and Mrs. Annie Greene. The CHRONICLE office had a unexpected guest during the week 'Mrs. Jeanette McKeithen of Stam ford, Conn., formerly of Philadel phia. She said she planned to make her home in Stamford permanent ly. Through Mrs. McKeithen, the Hartford CHRONICLE expects to make its entrance into Stamford. The news I so faithfully prom ised concerning my son's address has not been received yet for he is still on the move. I am waiting as well as you are so please be patient. No news is good news. ni be seeing you next- week. To All England That ?100 'SCHOLARSHIP is still being offered to girls who are -seniors in high school in the college course or who are univers ity students. Any student- interest ed should send her name and ad dress immediately to Miss 'Ger trude E. Smith, 38 Holborn Street, Roxbury, so that she may receive the Scholarship Rules. Mcney to Loan o BE SI HE TO SHOP HERE FOB - DIAMONDS OPEN TO 8 P. It. DAILY 45 ySAS OP BSLUBIUT PAWNBBOKER When in or passing through Bridgeport Dine at Chez-Marie Snack Shack Specializing in HOME COOKED FOODS 521 NEWFIELD AVE. Bridgeport, Conn. Madame Marie D. C. Ford, Prop. Make vour next appointment for a shampoo and hair style at the MODEL BEAUTY STUDIO 1884 Main St., Hartford, Conn. where you will find patient and efficient operators that specialize in Shampooing. We have three licensed operators to serve you: Annie Wade Blanks A' Helen Meadows Kathryn L. Paul PHONE APPOINTMENT 6-2535 HARLEM SMOKE SHOP Cigarettes and Groceries 312 Windsor St., Hartford, Conn. A. 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