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OCTOBER 26, 1946
The Hartford Chronicle Page Five CRITICISM by Charles O. Garvin I have always had the con tention that "Critics" should have something to offer better than criticism. But many of us confuse criticism with the common expression, "Finding Fault". Any individual may pass uncanny remarks without the proper knowledge of what's going on. Too many of us usual ly end up with the wrong under standing. V With reference to the enter tainment last Friday night when a group of white Demo crats, headed by Mayor Dad dario came up to "Bill's Club" to extend a hand to those of us whom he felt are a definite part of this community. He wel comed us to take an active part in the betterment of an under standing among all races in Middletown. Our cause has always been sponsored by people of other races in years gone by. It is our duty now to take our own bur dens. Here in Middletown the general attitude of the Negro is not always up to the stand ards. Many may say "it's none of my business", but I feel that "I am my brother's keeper". I am here to try to do all I can for the Betterment of Race Re lations. It is true that those of us who try to develop and put our good points over have little control over what an in dividual may say at the wrong time. I have said, . and I still say, "The Negroes of Middle town can become recognized if each person feels that he is re sponsible for the other It is my desire to help in every way I can to promote ac tivities for the betterment of the Negroes; but I still say, "I can do little alone". Since the majority knows what goes on here is wrong, why not fall in line and try to help straighten things out for the betterment of our condition. This affair last Friday night was the beginning of a new outlet for those of us who have the desire to lift the self-styled discrimination which many of us have subjected our selves. We are welcome to take part in any number of activities but the boisterous actions of many of my people tend to chase away the ones whom I am sure would be willing to help in every way. Few of us feel ob ligated to defend our cause to the extent of becoming a part of a progressive group. Many have told me, "it's useless". My contention has been and still is, "There is some good in all people." To my fellow citizens of Mid dletown, I am hoping that all of you feel it your duty, as I believe it's mine to begin at once to present ourselves in such a way that our actions will not reflect upon others. We are still judged in groups not as individuals. These things can be done and it is our duty to see to it that we change our attitude and feel it our solemn duty to help each other in every way. WATERBURY NEWS by E. David Holmes HARTFORD ENTERTAINED BY ROBINSON VET CLUB Several of our Hartford girls spent an enjoyable evening in Waterbury, Sunday, October 20, where they were entertained by members of the Robinson Vet Club. Among those entertained were Misses Ann Foster of 39 Bellevue Sq., Rose Murray of 13 Bellevue Sq., Rita Tabbot of 153 Canton Street, Alma Ware and Betty Cromwell of 50 Chestnut Street. The members of the club who entertained were Jack and Ben Bouknight, Charles Vann, Gil bert Ward and Horace Green. Virginia Lassiter, daughter of Mr. Benjamin Lassiter of 11 Pearl Street, received her A. B. degree in Sociology. She is now urrently employed by the Har lem Y.W.C.A., as Secretary of the Employment Department. Miss Lassiter is a member of the A.K.A. Sorority. MIDDLETOWN by Charles C. Garvin MIDDLETOWN MAYOR MAKES SURPRISE VISIT TO PALS SOCIAL CLUB Mayor Emilio Q. Daddario paid an unexpected visit at "Bill's Club" last Friday night. The entertainment which was in the form of a dance was under the direction of the Hap py Pals Social Club. The pur pose of the dance was to ac quaint Negroes with the import ance of becoming a voter. Everything was free. Everyone seemed to have enjoyed himself. The Mayor s main purpose was to give his endorsement of Lt. Governor W. Snow for governor on the Democratic ticket. He said, "As Mayor of Middletown, it is my desire to serve all of the people. It is my desire to be come more acquainted with the Colored people of our city." As the result of this gathering many new voters were made. The gains showed that there are more of us who are begin ning to help Democracy work. It is our duty to take part in our election. In so doing we will be paving the way for a better life for ourselves and our children." Many are happy to see Mr. and Mrs. T. Larry back from New York City where they have been living since their marriage six months ago. Mrs. Larry is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. Smith of Portland, Conn. Friends of Mrs. Mamie Coop er are happy to learn that she is home again from the Hospital. Mrs. Elvis Winston has re turned home from the New Haven Hospital. She is doing nicely. Mr. David Cooper who has just undergone an operation on his knee is doing nicely. He is still in the Hospital. Tony Silva, CK-3, and Robert Morceno, ST-2, of the U. S. Navy, were recent visitors in the city, at present they are tationed at (D.D., U.S. O'Hare) New York City. Miss Doris Melton of Morris ton, N. J. was the guest last week of Miss Joyce Hawkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rob ert Hawkins of 23 Pearl Street. Master Sgt. James Gary and wife were visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gary of Blakeslee Circle. SPORTS (BOXING) "SINGLETON LOSES TO VIGEANT" Frankie Vigeant, that tough and ready boxer from Thomas ton, Conn., outpointed Benny Singleton last Friday night at the State Armory in the first indoor boxing of the Waterbury A. C. The Thomaston lad after get ting off to a slow start came to life in the eighth round drop ping the former New England lghtweight champion for the count of eight and a one count in the ninth. Referee Eddie Moore gave Vigeant, a pre fight favorite, the decision on points, 49 to 45. Moore called five rounds even, and gave Vigeant the edge in two and awarded one to Singleton. The American score card had Vigeant carrying six, Singleton two and two even. Vigeant weighed 146, Singleton 151. In the semi-final, Kenny James, weight 149, another of the Brass City up and coming fighters, decisioned Henry Hold, 156 pounder, in a slashing eight rounder. Holt, a hard hitting man, tagged James many times in the early rounds but the game Mr. James came back strong in the closing rounds to gain the verdict. TENNIS NEWS The Valley-Roc Tennis Squad closed their season with a vic tory over the Park City Club at Laurel Park in Bridgeport. Led by Capt. Forest Simms, the Brass City team took all but one match. Scores: Singles, F. Simms vs. Gibson, 6-4,6-1 ; L. MacDonald vs. Alex Bish, 5-7, 9-7, 7-5; B. Burke vs. Riley, 2-6, 6-0, 6-1; E. Hunter vs. Hill, 5-7, 5-7 ; G. Ralph vs. H. Lee, 6-3, 6-2. Doubles: Simms and Burke vs. Thomas and Gibson, 8-6, 3-6, 6-0; MacDonald and Ralph vs. Riley and Hill, 6-4, 7-5. Mixed Doubles : F. Simms and Jean Philips vs. T. Gibson and Dolty Stewart, set match, 6-3. NEWS NOTES On Tuesday evening, October 15, The Good Neighbor Group presented William Smith, Bass Baritone and Charles Rhinehart Pianist in a joint recital at Davenport Hall in the Second Congregational Church. The Good Neighbor Group was organized on March 25, 1940. It is endeavoring to pro mote activities of a high caliber for the purpose of raising funds to alleviate the sick and needy. The officers of the organization are as follows: President, Mrs. Martha Rice ; Vice-President, Mrs. Minnie Wolfrey; Treas urer, Mrs. Helen Maness; Re cording Secretary, Mrs. Hattie Connor ; Corresponding Secre tary, Mrs. Assie Sumler; Finan cial Secretary, Mrs. Dorothy Antrum; Banker, Mrs. Pearl Oliver. SUBSCRIBE TO YOUR COMMUNITY CHEST NOW iiinBiiniaiiiiaiiiHyiiiBiiiiiBiiiiiBiiiiniiiiBiiiniiminiii Stop at the Vine St. Package Store 64 VINE STREET Waterbury, Conn. Free Delivery PHONE 3-2177 Walter Wolfolk, Permittee aBIIIIIBllllMlfflMllWIMlllIM VISIT "The Rose Room" . Annex to "The Little Apple" 99 BISHOP ST. Waterbury, Conn. Designed for Couples Full Liquor Priveleges Choice Foods VISIT Rhinehart's Drug Store Drugs, Prescriptions, Sodas Sundaes, etc. Your Store of Friendly and Efficient Service 50 BISHOP ST. Waterbury, Conn. 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But it will never go any where if the majority of folk lag back and criticize and buy the national publications that come into this section, to the exclusion of the local paper. I know the excuses that can be given for such a practice such as, there is not enough news for the money, it is not as large, or it does not carry enough pictures. But these same people forget that no paper ever started off with all the most desirable features that only time, money and circulation can buy. Neither do these folk ever make any comment about the fact the national papers rarely carry anything about this section other than a scandal column or two and some very assinine social announcements about people few know anything about. " We who are in Connecticut have elected to make this our home and because that is so, we ought to develop every con structive force that will make this a better place to live. May be the Chicago Defender, the Afro-American and the Pitts burgh Courier can help us some indirectly. But the men and women who run those publica tions have only remote control knowledge of the conditions here. So why not develop our own medium of expression! Respectfully, Henry J. Whittlestone GET YOUR COPY IN EARLY ICCCOCOC50C30OC50C3C PELTON'S 14 14 U u u H Middletown, Conn.