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CONNECTICUT AND NEW ENGLAND COVERAGE AN INTER-RACIAL FAVORITE NEW HAVEN FEATURING BRIDGEPORT HARTFORD, CONN., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1946 PRICE TEN CENTS VOL. VI, NO. 25 Weekend Briefs By J. B. S. Our board of Aldermen have voted to keep the charter revision plan off the voting machines Nov. 5, causing: no end of reactionary comment from the Hartford Cou orant. In their editorial of Oct. 3 the Courant feels that throwing the charter plan to the people for a special election after plans and re- vision has been made would be putting the matter in the hands of ""quasi-experts." 'We fail to see that suggestions nd charges from the "Quasi-Ex-perts would materially affect the' charter. Our true America was built and fostered from the minds of many people who were from the "wrong ( side" of the tracks. Therefore if their minds were apable enough to have helped j anold the destiny of the country tthey certainly are better equipped today to help formulate plans that vitally concern their future. In defense of Aldermen but not of their intelligence or ability let's remember that they are sponsored .and handpicked from higher up. "What we realy need is a civil ser vice test on political economy for jjl holders of public office to pass. ATTENTION RUSSIA A Florida sheriff was baled into federal court for whipping a Ne :gro prisoner with a cowhide whip At pistol point causing him to jump in a river and drown. Please follow the case to learn (whether or not we as a nation ere ready to set a world's exam ple in regard to respecting hu sna rights. The results of this jfederal case: indirectly under the jurisdiction of Truman ' ap pointed Tom Clark the present Attorney General, will help to ii i niirx wniifa mi r nwn .mun. try becomes more confused with the passing of each atrocity. ' V' The A. V. C. proves to the na tion that they are the one organi-1 ration for all veterans to become memoera oi Jty their recent peti tion that our. President recog nized. Two soldiers John W. Besherse, of Ala; and Keith E. List of Gary Ind., had been con victed of rape and kidnaping and 4 A 4-m Va-mm kw n -n Army Court Martial. Through the . intervention of the A. V. C. ,"by a petition to Pres. .Truman their sentences' were commuted to life in prison. Whenever a young man is inducted into the armed forces he becomes a charge of the Government and if he gets into trouble it is because there is something wrong with our present system of discipline In that youngsters hardly of age .can be allowed to ruin their very lives before ever going into bat tle because of seeming neglect on the part and policy of the war department. All of this just goes to show eause as to why some people be come what is usually termed An tisocial. In the Laurenceburg Tenn. '-trial where at number of Negro citizens -were on trial for protect- judge has ruled that the defense -attorneys cannot review photos ta- Tenn., is supposed to be a part of the United States. It would seem that now is the time to . tV.l TT.U.J -T XI.. uww uibv we arc uuiteu iur L:ie 1etterment of mankind,' or' are . 1 1 A LtT ... some oi wie Americans united to keep our people '. down We are reminded of the preacher who allegedly stated to his flock when caught in an unguarded movement.- "Do as I say and not as I do." . That seems to be just what we are saying in substance to the peoples of the world. Edwin R. Keast will Ibe the lo cal A. V. C. representative for all claims for veterans that come Tinder the statutes as admini stered by the Veterans Admini- stration. General Bradley, head of the V. A., has stated that A. V. C. members will have acess to all V. Afl files and will be able to take care of all A. V. C. mem bers claims from their initiation lo final settlement. '.Mr. Keast -will assist any vete (Continued on page five) MINISTERIAL DEAN i . v - -t i . ' ""'I if .-, . ' A R evl Jackson First In now Your Leader (Ed. Note: This is the first in a series of biographical . sket ches a of prominent leaders in various walks of life in the cities and state of Connecti cut.) By Rhoda Brooks ".-"" " iRev. John Clarence Jackson, better known as He v. J. C Jack son was born, in SPairfield Coun ty, South Carolina in 1866. His parents were Clarence and Annie Jackson. I From childhood he had but one ambition and that was to be a preacher one in the full sense of the word. He therefore di rected all of his education to this end and completed his College work at Benedict College. He often laughs as he tells of his early experiences as a Stu dent Factor. However these but served as stepping stones to high er achievements. His first real opportunity came when he lacep ted the call to the Good Hope Baptist Church in Fairfield, County, iS. C. . . He did such good work there that he was called to Winnsboro, S. C, where he erected a beautiful edifice that stands until to-day as a mon ument to him. . Moving out to Anderson, S. C. eh took over, the responsibility for another church institution where he completely re-modeled the church and doubled its mem bership. , V , From Anderson came a larger call; the Court Street Baptist Church in . Lynchburg, Virginia, with a very large edifice and a membership of 3000. He was not to remain here long though because there was a greater need Hub Artist Wins Pepsi-Cola Award John Wilson, distinguished young j Boston artist who is a Tufts Col-i lege student, has gained a $500 award in Pepsi-Cola's Annual Art Competition -land Exhibition, "Paintings of the Year." This is another among many distinctions which Mr. Wilson has achieved since his student days as a schol arship holder at the Boston Mu eum of Fine Arts School. He is in structor in painting at the Sam uel Adams School for Social Studies. WE'RE SORRY Our September 28 issue ran two pictures' showing the Trellis Tem ple Auxiliary of the Charter Oak Lod're marching at the convention in Buffalo. Through misinformation from an Elk, we stated that the Temple represented the New Nutmeg Lodge. m mm for his services elsewhere. This need was in Jenkintown, Penn. Here as in Winnsboro he built the St. Paul's Baptist Church. ' His next charge was the Second Baptist Church in North Philadel phia. Here he bought and relocated both the church and parsonage. It (Continued on page 8) STATE CHEMIST Highway Dept Aid Upped To Chemist Hartford William A. De Loach has recently been promo ted to the capacity of chemist in the iState Highway Department, as the result of efficiency and abi lity.. ,'. Upon ,his return frmm over seas a few months ago Mr. De Loach took three examinations; one as Laboratory Aid in the Highway Dept.; another as Che mist in the same department and a third as Chemist in the State Health Dept. He ranked l2-2 on the three lists. Upon being called he was offered and accep ted a iposition as Laboratory Aid in the State Highway Dept. How ever his general adeptness in the field of Chemistry earned for him practically am immediate (promo tion. Mr. DeLoach is the son of Mrs. Carolyn E. De Loach of Hart ford. He has a wife and daugh ter; Mrs. Edith De Loach and Anita. Mr. De Loach is a member of the Union Baptist Church, Excelsior No. 3 F and M, Carpe Diem, Literaces and North End Community Center. He is a young man that the youth of the community might well be proud of. VjSV SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN RALLY The Colored Republican Club held their annual banquet here to night at Hotel Kimball. An inter racial audience of over three hundred heard' the sincere appeal of the young man of ideals who appears to be headed for the gov ernor's chair and perhaps a na tional office in the future; ask to restore the state and the nation to its' proud place in the world. The cosmopolitan racial strains of the state their harmony and their cul tural help to eacn otner were stressed -as well as the well known fact that there was freedom of opportunity for all except Negroes, The audience was also asked not to be impatient for the fruits of victory by the young " lieutenant governor who seems ttf"be of the type needed by the GOP to lead the party in the fight to set the nation in order. Other speakers appearing on the program and making brief appeals to the club members and their guests to aid in the fight to help build up what the present adminis tration seems to 'be tearing down were Congressman Charles' Clas on, Councilman James Biggins, District Attorney Charles Allberti, State Senator Sumner Whittier, Mrs. Sara P. Thomas, Mrs. Irene Evans, State Committeewoman (Springfield District) Richard Mc Kay, State Representative, Atty. Joseph S. Mitchell, assistant at torney General, Atty. William Bar ry, candidate for Coventor's Coun cilor, Marron W. Fort, and Joseph St. Germain. Mr. (Frank Dowse, president of the club, acted asf toastmaster for the evening turning in his usual fine job ably assisted by Mrs. Sa rah P. Thomas, vice president of the club. For New Voters OPEN TO PUBLIC The local chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity at its regular monthly meeting Thursday even ing, October 3 at the North End Community Center, outlined an intense franchise program for citi zens. The program is divided into three parts. First is the matter of inspiring individuals to register to vote; second, to acquaint new vot ers with the mechanism and use of the voting machine; third, to de velop the albility among voters . to be discriminating about candidates and principles. The general committee is under the direction of Basileus Vasco Hale, with Arthur Johnson acting as working committee chairman. Tau Iota Chapter plans to have a voting machine installed at the North End Community Center, where every evening citizens may be instructed in its use through some committee member who will be in attendance. During the (period in this month for the registration of new voters the chapter plans' to develop facili ties for getting people to the reg istration point. Just prior to the coming election they plan to have a series of talks on candidates and principles that will be involved in the coming cam paign. It is imperative that every j non-voter of the group register on October 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, or 19th to VOTE in the No vember elections. This election! is vital to the group!!!!! Labor Man Hits Race Covenants (Boston, Mass., Special) John J. DelMonte, President of the Massachusetts Federation of Labor, in an article written for the labor press, attacked restric tive covenants that "segregate Negroes in ghetto slums" and "Gentile only" resort advertise ments. DelMonte's statement appeared in the Labor News, organ of the American Federation of Labor in New England. Franchise Class DnminroD)in). modou ay" O Both On Monday night, September 30, the Common Council indicated pretty definitely to Mr. John Q. Public, not only how confusing par tisan politics cam be but likewise how much confidence they have in the base intelligence of the citi zenship. Really the part 'of the meeting that concerned itself with the pos sible vote on the new city Charter this November, was not a debat able issue for it only involved the right of the people to express an opinion either one way or the oth er. But ten Republicans and two Democrats had the feeling that the time was not yet ripe for the pub lic to pass an opinion on its own Ins. Co. Plans Low Cost Housing CONN. MUTUAL FIRST Hartford The recent news story in the Sunday Herald that spoke of the Conn. Mutual's plans for Law Cost Housing created a good deal of interest within groups that usually have a diffi cult time securing any type of decent housing. This whole field has vast possi bilities for the Insurance Compa nies in this section because there is such an acute need and the le gislature at its last session made it "possible for both life and mu tual companies to- invest in this field. , - ':." : It would seem that no other company has as yet gone beyond the stage of taking such a matter under advisement,'1 though it is not a new venture especially in New York. . Aside from the mater of mak ing a decision to enter the field groups are very much concerned about the democratic patterns that are established for tenancy of these new structures. That such ventures not be taken as the occasion to set up little national and racial ghettoes throughout the city and the state. A. V. C. Supports Fair Employment FIGHTS INJUSTICE , Hartford The American Ve terans Committee pursuing its ceaseless fight against discrimi nation and inequality, gave as a first pledge $25. to the Connecti cut Fund for F. E. P. C. . The purpose of this fund i3 to stimulate the major parties in carrying out their respective platform promises for a State F. E. P. C. A. V. C. is a veterans organi zation that has developed out of World War II and its vigorous policies, are not chained to moss eaten prejudices and practices of the past. And it is in keeping with this spirit of shaping a new er and better world on the basis of freedom and equality rather than separation that the organi zation has lined up so solidly for passage of this bill and other pro gressive legislation. The Housing committee of the organization has been working on a program of research in the vicinity for areas, contractors and materials to help lessen the acute housing conditions. The membership committee of the organization has been can vassing in the North End to fur ther consolidate and present a united front in the demands to secure legislation that will abo lish the ills in our democratic system. Information about this organi zation and membership may be secured by contacting Dawson Shaw, Jarvis Arms or Arthur Johnson. SEND NEWS NOW Parties Confuse Issue welfare. That while they did not feel that the public should eternal ly be denied this privilege, they felt that considerable more prim ing was necessary along with the admixture of a few other alterna tives. And so these twelve worthy gentlemen decided that this issue be eliminated from, consideration at the regular November election and that sjpecial provisions' be made for its consideration on De cember 3. At the same time there were seven other Council members bear ing the identical political party la bels 'who felt that the public had an immediate right to pass an opinion upon a report that a duly NEW EDITOR Social WorkerTo Edit Chronicle H. P. H. S. ALUMNUS By M..THORNE The significance of a steady sequence of achievement is the key element to the advent of George W. Goodman, as manager of the Hartford Chronicle. His experience, with people of many locales, vary through peace and war, boom and panic, and reflect in his degree of assurance and confidence in the single impor tance of the individual human being. ' After graduating from Hart ford High School in 1922, he en tered , Lincoln University, from which, in 1926, he received his AB degree. He then studied for a year under a fellowship at the New York School of Social Work and followed it by obtaining his MA1 from Boston University. Mr. Godman's work has inclu ded a great many aspects "of American life. He served on the National Staff of the Boy Scouts of America, from whence he travelled to St. Louis Missou ri, filling the position of Mem bership Secretary of the YMCA. Added to this, are his accomplish ments as Executive Secretary of the Boston Urban League in Bos ton, Massachusetts, Mr. Good man's next step was that, not only as Executive Secretary, but also as Organizer of the Wash ington Urban League, in Wash ington, D. C. As an early and energetic advocate of social equi ty, he played a decisive role in the application of democratic principles. The next, and , probably most enriching ' position, came in the nature of a crisis. During the war, George Goodman served in the Foreign Service of the Ame rican Red Cross, as Club Direc tor in England. There, fully aware of the critical needs of our soldiers, he helped to build the vast social structural defence of constructive sound recreation. There is much here of compelling interest and lasting value, out of which issued the individual inte rest recuperating from the gruel ling experience of war, sharing his confidences, heartbreaks, and problems. And again, Mr. Good- -: , & "s Jr ' -v " i iiniirtrmntT i-iht-i r- ' selected Commission had spent a year preparing. Four of these were Republicans and three Democrats. So the sum and substance of this meeting was that the public will not get an opportunity to pass an opinion either one way or the oth er at the November election on this tsubject, irrespective of what their desires may be. And further it was quite apparent coming out oi this meeting that tnig strange situation could come to pass chief ly because of Alderman Older sup ported and sustained by Mayor Moylan. To conf use the ordinary citizen a trifle more about the rationality of partisan politics, the Chairman of the IState Central Democratic Committee at the last moment pri or to the meeting, made the fol lowing statement. "Without con sideration of the merits of the council-manager charter, I feel that the voters have a right to consider this issue at the general election." , So the Council decided to thank the Charter Commission for its admirable work and immediately entertained the following classic motion proposed , by Alderman flArw m. -t-i jt vjwi. liiab Hie iliAJV W3 8UIU hereby is instructed - and directed to call a special meeting of the electors of the city of Hartford for the purpose of voting for any and all proposed changes in the existing charter and government of the city of Hartford as recom mended by the Court of Common Council etc." Aside from the fine latitude that tnis motion' gives every and any body to drag in all sorts of ill con sidered' alternatives', was the coM candidness of Alderman ' Motto, who voted against the citiaens hav ing a right to express their opinion at the November election, when he said, "As far as I am concerned, the Charter Revision Commission has done an admirable job. There is no question but what the people desire a change' in our government. Bat I am a Republican. I want the Republicans to win in November. In my estimation the inclusion of the question of the charter at the general election will distract the voters. If this Troiosed charter is good, the fact that it is considered at the special election will not hin der the voters from approving it." Some folks who listened to, Mr. Motto hesitated to believe that he meant either that he held party loyalty above the welfare of the people, or that he questioned their basic intelligence in being unable to express tan opinion on a simple public issue. Square Named For Slain Aviator Prom the Providence Chronicle On Sunday afternoon, October 6, Eugene Perry Post No. 332, Vet erans of Foreign Wars, dedicated the intersection at Cranston and Codding (Streets as a Memorial Square in honor of (Flight Officer William P. Armstrong'. Youne Armstrong was reported! missing in action over Austria on one of his first combat flights after going overseas. He was with the 332nd Pursuit Squadron, and received? his flight training at TAAF, Alabama. A parade, led by Past Comman der Robert H. Walker of Perry Post, and headed by the Elk Drum Corps, formed at the USO Knight St., preceded the exercises. The (Continues on page 8) man applied democracy to the care of human living. From all of his diversified ex periences, Mr. Goodmans sound planning, the contents oi which, interest, participation, and en thusiasm play a basic role, is evi denced in his directorship of the North End Community Center. There, with his staff, Mr. Good man is creating possibilities in the realization of better commu nity living. "Wresting from the rich variance in his professional experiences, Mr. Goodman will continue in his managership of the Jlartford Chronicle with all of his usual integrity.