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The Hartford Chronicle NOVEMBER 9, 1946 FOSTER MOTHERS TO BE HONORED One of the most outstanding needs in any urban community is for women with a humane point of view who are willing to take into their family group those children who have been deprived of homes and parents by circumstances over which they have no control. These foster mothers, very quietly and conscientiously make a tremen dous contribution to society. The Mothers and Home Bafc ers Club in recognition of such service upon the part of some are sponsoring a banquet in honor of three foster mothers in Hartford who have done re markably efficient jobs. That ( banquet will honor Mrs.- Ar mond Greene, Mrs. Julius Blan ton and Mrs. Oscar Butler. The dinner is the Good Neigh bor dinner and is to be held at the North End Community Center, Nov. 14th. The com mittee in charge is Mrs. Eugene Shaw, chairman; Mrs. Marshall Wood, Mrs. James Grant, Mrs. Pearl Spivey and Mrs. Alvin Wood. The dinner ' is $1.00 a plate and the public is invited to par ticipate. IN ANOTHER WORLD There are ever so many phases of our complex economic system that we little folk rarely have the accasion to glimpse or really know anything about. One of these is the regulation of buying and selling on the Stock Exchange. And yet, what happens there, if it is wide spread enough, will have its re percussions on the lives of mill ions of little folk all over the nation. In fact the reactions can blow hot and cold on our lives like the winds of a ty phoon. Recently the Stock Market has been acting very much like a man suffering from malaria. During this process, billions of dollars in stock values have dis appeared into thin air. The learned in this field have at tributed these things to many different sources but the fact remains that - the , values have been lost. In the midst of this hysteria though one complaint keeps cominer ur and is known as a Mr. Eccles, Federal Reserve Board chairman. The first part 4of this year, this gentlemen put a ban on margin trading. Which means that there is no- such thing anymore as borrowing to cover losses. All the losses suf fered now have to be carried by the investor with their own cash. Which means that Mr. Eccles is the number one un popular individual in the nation among some people. But all of these doings are in another world as far as the ma jority of people who read this paper are concerned. That is, another world as far as actual participation is concerned . . . though in principle, it is the same old thing: On the Stock ROTARY CLUB MEETS AT CAMP BENNETT RESTORE OLD STRUCTURE Late Tuesday afternoon,, Oct. 29th a very impressive observa tion was held at Camp Bennett in Glastonbury, Conn. Members of the Hartford Rotary Club as sembled there to mark the com pletion of the renovation of the third oldest house in Glaston bury . Originally it' had been thought advisable to demolish this old landmark and construct a new building. When the his tory of the house was traced and it was found to have been originally built in 1726 the de cision was made to have it per manently preserved. The money for this purpose was subscribed by the Rotary Club. i Mr. Robert Morris, President of Rotary ; Dr. Cabiness, Chair man of the Camp Committee: Mr. Samuel Jenkins, Director of the Independent Social Center ; and Mr. Samuel Tiller, repre senting the Board of Directors, officiated at the ceremonies. At 5:30 cars began to pour into the beautiful camp site from Hartford bringing about forty members of Rotary. A very delightful dinner was served by the Women's Auxili ary of the Center. 1 Among the prominent guests were Ex-Governor Everett Lake and his wife. Dr. Haggart, who was the chairman of the first committee from the Rotary Club to investi gate the wisdom of the Club in vesting in Camp Bennett, was present and congratulated the organization on its wisdom in having decided to Kelp with this projectl2 years ago. ' Dr. Cabiness, who presided at the dinner, invited the members of the organization to attend the 15th annual dinner of the Independent Social Center on Wednesday, November 13th. CLUB MEETS SUBJECT CITY CHARTER The Social Workers' Lunch eon Club of Hartford held its first meeting of the year at the Ann St. Y.W.C.A. Monday, Nov. 4th. The guest speaker was Mr. John F. Hurley of the Citi zen's Charter Committee. The Social Workers' Lunch eon Club is the largest social workers' group in the city and a great variety of social work agencies are represented. Dur ing the year they have as guest speakers some of the best people in various fields in the country. George W. Goodman, director of the North End Community Center, is President of the group and the first individual of the group to have enjoyed this honor. market, men are buying and selling commodities apd equip ment, sight unseen . . . m fact they are not interested in see ing them, they are concerned only with values. POLICE ASK FOR PAY INCREASE 85 OFFICERS LOST The members of the Hartford Police force have made a formal request to the Commission for a-salary raise that will be retro active as of October 1, 1946. The Commission will meet for formal consideration of .this matter' on Friday, November 8. At the moment the pay scale of Hartford police is well under that of many smaller cities in the state. And it is felt that the $49.60 a week that is now paid is directly responsible for the rather high percentage of resignations that have been sub mitted to Chief Go'dfrey since he took over on April 15, 1945. 85 officers have left the force in this period which makes a marked difference in the calibre of efficiency that it is possible to build up. , . . The men are complaining that this wage makes it impossible for them . to clothe, feed and educate their families without sending their wives out to work. Chief Godfrey pointed out that a great many of the men are forced to resort to banks and loan companies in order to get funds to make ends meet. .-: ; TEACHERS IN BID FOR PAY RAISE Close to 1100 employees of the Hartford Board of Educa tion are preparing a statement for wage increases to be sub mitted to the Board, in order to meet the rising cost of living. This represents about a third of all those on the payroll of the city. It is expected that these de mands will be presented by a committee and that the basic suggestion will be that salaries be revised upward in order to bring the salary schedules here in line with other communities whose wages exceed those of Hartford. . The whole matter is supposed to come up at a committee of the whole of the Board of Edu cation Thursday evening, at 7:30. This is to be a closed meeting. This problem has not gone un noticed by the Board where there has been discussions of these discrepancies in salaries as compared with industry and business. Some of the members are of the opinion that this de ficiency has been directly re sponsible for the loss of teachers from the system m many in stances. V '; v The real problem involved in anyv8uch upward revision is the fact " that it would ' necessitate a deficiency appropriation and there is already such a request before the Aldermanic Expendi- tureilftstrol Committee, based on f lle deficit of $56,000 CONN. LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS SPEAK ON FEPC The Connecticut League of Women Voters has recently is sued an. excellent statement on the needs for an F.E.P.C. by Mrs. Stuart E. Grummon. The statement begins with a state ment submitted to Pres. Truman by FEPC before its dissolution. "The war-time gains of Negro,, Mexican-American and Jewish workers are being lost through the unchecked revival of discriminatory practices. The war veterans of these minority groups face far greater diffi eulties than other veterans in obtaining training and finding work. Mrs. Grummon sights the fol lowing statistics in her state ment: "Five states, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, In diana, and Wisconsin realizing the danger of the situation, have passed laws prohibiting employ ment discrimination on account of race, creed, color or national origin." The conclusion of this state ment has the following to say about FEPC legislation: "Fair employment legislation is .. the more pressing as the minority groups employed in industry are in danger of losing their jobs on account of returning veterans of the dominant group and should they lose them will find it difficult, if not impossible,' because of the absence of a na tional emergency,' to transfer to other jobs. " The League is conducting an intensive educational program that they hope will be vital in getting a Fair Employment bill through the next legislature. AMERICAN MOTHER 1946 IN BOSTON t Boston,. Mass. Mrs. Emma Clarissa Clement, the American Mother for 1946, was the guest the past week of the Armstrong- Hemingway Foundation in Bos ton. Mrs. Clement gave her form ula for a successful family,4n the following concise terms: "Love your children, discipline them and pray with them." The American Mother for 1946 is 72 years of age, though she looks at least twenty years younger. She has raised seven children, four boys and three girls who now represent edu cators, scientists and a minister. Mrs. Clement had the follow ing to say about discipline : "When a child needed it, he got a spank or a slap but no ac cumulation of resentment. They were not allowed to stand on street corners with the "gang" and they had no latch keys until they were grown. We wanted to know where they were were and when they came in. But the home was big and children always welcome. A child could bring a friend home for a night or a month." . , Mrs. Clement is the first wo man of the group to be honored as "American mother". WHEREDOWEGO FROM HERE? The interim election is over and Republicans , all over the country have every reason to rejoice. After years of pretty definite exclusion, they are now on tneir way DacK- to power. This is one of the crowning features of a strong two party system ; when either become too cocky or disposed to ignore the will of the people, one day they find themselves stripped of power and influence. That is good but it does not necessarily follow that either party learns by its mistakes, nor does it mean that a change in public sentiment is a complete repudia tion of all that has happened in the past. -Most people who have a modi cum of common sense hesitate before they conclude that all the things that have happened in the past 15 years here in America are attributable to any- much of our predicament came one party. They know that out of an inclination to cling to an outmoded sense of values in tudes. The system was not one that based its major considera tions around the value of hu man personalities. And more than likely the American people are not eromsr to tolerate anv j o inclination to go back to those, ways of life. . EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM 1U DC DKUADIAM 1 - Starting November 12 at 9 :15 A.M. the Hartford Tuberculosis , r.. ui ; ir li, o t will present over station WDRC the first of the new series of 13 radio dramitizations entitled 'The Constant Invader", featur ing Lionel Barrymore, film and radio star, as narrator, accord ing to announcement .Wednes day Dr. Allen F. Jackson, chair man of the North End Educa tion Committee j and corporate member of the Tuberculosis Society. The program, which will be heard each Tuesday at the same time, is based on true stories of people who have won their fight against tuberculosis and re turned to take their place m normal life, said Dr. Jackson. A similar series presented by. the association last year re ceived first award for programs interpreting civic and service organizations from the Institute for Education by Radio, spon sored by Ohio State University. It was commended as a "Dra-. matic series, which, by reason of superb writing and produc tion, focuses attention on na tional health subjects." Following each of the 13 dramatizations, members of the Christmas Seal Sale committee will give a brief announcement pertaining to the sale, explained Dr. Jackson. "The fortieth an nual Seal Sale opens November 25," he said. "The goal is $40,000.