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VOL. VI, NO. 25
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
'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
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.
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
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
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uww uibv we arc uuiteu iur L:ie
1etterment of mankind,' or' are
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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
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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
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
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
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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.
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
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.
DnminroD)in). modou ay"
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
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
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
Information about this organi
zation and membership may be
secured by contacting Dawson
Shaw, Jarvis Arms or Arthur
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
Social WorkerTo
Edit Chronicle
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
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-
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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
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
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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.

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