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OCTOBER 26, 1946 HARTFORD CHRONICLE Covering Connecticut Published every Saturday in Connecticut Office: 1702 Main Street, Hartford, Conn. Telephone 2-1293 GEORGE W. GOODMAN Editor JOHN STEWART Advertizing Manager Subscription Rates One Year .... $3.00 Six Months ., 1.50 Second Class Mailing Permit Pending. OUR FIRST TABLOID ISSUE As we bow onto the public stage with this first edition as a Tabloid, we hope that it marks a milestone in the progress of the groups activities in the state of Connecticut. Sometimes it seems as though too many in the general popu lation are not cognizant of the fact that we have been a part of this state's history from its very early stages. This unfortunate ly is due to certain questionable historical experiences that we have gone through. These reasons are pretty generally known and therefore it is no part of this statement to go into an analysis of these factors. However, we do feel that one of the most potent ways to dispel misconceptions and misunderstandings, is with the written word. Not through hurling insult and abuse or contorting the truth for personal advantage, but in presenting the facts in as unbiased and unimpassioned manner as possible. So it is with this major motive and no other that we project ' the Hartford Chronicle into a new era of expansion and service. SYMBOLISM By this time, every other person in the state of Connecticut knows that a Negro boy is a member of the Yale varsity football team, for the first time in history. And every succeeding week seems to justify the opinion that he is an extremely important member of the Yale team. Of course the group is inordinately proud of this youngster and this innovation in Yale policy. So much so that some enthu siastically racial individuals, who prior to this Fall, never knew or cared about what happened in the Yale Bowl, are now finding their way there. Aside from these folk though, there is a very large segment of the white population, who are now going to the Bowl Satur days for the first time also. These folks are going ostensibly to see a home town boy make good. They go to see a contest and root for the team to win that has a boy on it that they know. However, I wonder if there is not a very large proportion of this latter group that psychologically and quite unconsciously are cheering because this black boy really symbolizes a "break through for the Have Nots.' ' And thus as this boy scampers and plunges about the field, for the afternoon at least, he is not a Negro boy to them, but just a poor boy making good. TO THINE OWNS ELF BE TRUE It is practically impossible these days to pick up either a magazine or newspaper in any part of the nation without being confronted with an article or news comment on Juvenile delin quency. This state of affairs has been going on so long now that practically all of the country is in a mental lather on the subject. All sorts of ideas and opinions on the matter pour from the pens and lips of social workers, psychiatrists, police officials, psy chologists, clergymen and ordinary laymen. And perhaps this dissertation but adds to this flood of material, because it deals with but one phase of this vast problem. Nevertheless this organ feels that something should be said to and about young married folk whose lives and families lie before them. And perhaps that something is best said under the caption of this editorial. For perchance it may inspire some introspection upon the part of some few. It is rather amazing these days to observe some of the queer standards that seem to be the vogue among so many young mar ried folk. The vast number who to all intent and purpose aspire to positions of importance and responsibility and yet do not want to pay the price in moral and intellectual decency. They start careers and families on one hand while on the other they feel that they are entitled to all sorts of inconsistencies, as long as they are not detected. And for them this kind of vacillation goes under the heading of individual liberty. So if any objection is raised they plead that their personality development is being thwarted. NATIONAL BIBLE WEEK OCTOBER 21 27- "Upbearing like the ark of old. The Bible in our van. We go to test the truth of God Against the fraud- of man." John Greenleaf WhHtier Copyright 1946 by Utjmtm't Nmiomal CtraiW Read Your Bible Every Day A Good Habit. That Can Only Do Good, Sponsored bp LAYMEN'S NATIONAL COMMITTEE Vanderbilt Hotel, New York 16, N. Y. Of course the majority of such individuals make their fatal error in being carried away with a bloated sense of self import ance. And it so utterly blinds them that they are unable to ap preciate that they are destroying the very things they claim to cherish. Until young married folk can begin to do some things about this type of inconsistency, the young ones coming on will con tinue to be major problems in the field of delinquency. Until more of them begin to appreciate the fact that there is a distinct difference between liberty and license, there will be trouble in the making. For no man can really make a contribution who does not know the value and substance in the expression TO THINE OWNSELF BE TRUE. s lji VETERAN'S FRIEND , Q. Are veterans seeking jobs with the United States Civil Service Commission ? A. Yes, in great numbers. A civil service commission official told the recent 25th national convention of the Disabled American Veterans that 49 per cent of all men em ployed in government civil service jobs are veterans. He expected the ratio to bs 75 per cent by July 1, 1947. XXX Q. Is there a "home town" drug prescription service now available for disabled veterans with service connected ailments? A. This is true in 29 states only. Check carefully with your nearest Veterans Administration office to determine if this service has been instituted in your state. . XXX Q. Who is entitled to receive an automobile under the bill that pro vides such conveyance for World War II disabled veterans? A. Under the act he must be a disabled veteran of World War II entitled to compensation for loss, or loss of use, of one or bath legs at or above the ankle. Cost of each vehicle is limited to $1600. XXX Q. Does the term "Compensation" instead of "Pension" affect month ly payments to service disabled vet erans? A. No, the legislation changing the word "Pension" to "Compensa tion" is merely a technicality. It has been the contention of the Disabled American Veterans and other groups that these payments are not pensions but compensation for wounds, injuries or disabilities incurred in active service during time of war. X X X Q. Can on-the-job trainees obtain special tools from the Veterans Ad ministration? A. It is possible to obtain special tools from the Veterans Adminis tration for on-the-job training courses. The employer should send to VA a written request. The cost cannot exceed $100. Vol. S. No. 7 Send questions with self-addressed, stamped envelope to The Veterans Friend. Public Relations Department, Disabled American Veterans, Suite 2801, II South la Salle St, Chice' 3. III. IS THAT SO ' At long last Attorney General tiaaaen nas aeciaea inat a state bonus to the veterans would be constitutional. Could it be that the election is causing Brother Hadden to find a loophole in the state's laws? Now that de-control has been brought about by a controlled press whose member papers have public opinion stymied it will be interesting to see what the future holds in way of strikes, sitdowns and consumer picketing. The city charter revision question still rages. "What we think would end it all would be the whole plan brought to the public eye showing that the changes would be for the bene fit of all many whom are not property owners. The "Smart Money" boys have made Snow on odds on favorite to win. The fact that the Republicans are keeping their money in their pockets leads us to believe that they expect to lose. The Conn. State Teachers' Association will question candi dates as to their stand on vari ous questions of interest to edu cators. "While examining the would be destiny's children a test should be given them a regards their fitness for the offices they seek..