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NOVEMBER 23, 1946
Page Three The Hartford Chronicle LITTLE KNOWN FACTS ABOUT PEOPLE by S. Tiller In the hustle and bustle of the life of a great nation, where millions of lives are involved, there is a very natural tenden cy to overlook the smaller things and concentrate only on those that are big in magnitude and sensational. This is a most un fortunate point of view, es pecially when it involves the matter of human personalities. For it is the little people of a nation that form its backbone. The little John Does who for years struggle to establish homes, character and busi nesses; the sum total of which efforts go to make or break tne nation.. . These people seldom reach the headlines or receive public acclaim in proportion to their efforts and contributions. The Chronicle knows that its future very much like all other concerns that must depend upon public approval, relies upon this wholesome group of plain ordinary citizens. Therefore from week to week we want to give some recognition of small businesses as well as personali ties who in their small way are contributing to the general wel fare. ' If your are conscious of such personalities we would welcome your submitting the facts about them that you ieel would make a public interest story, for this is YUUK paper STUDENT WINS HIGH HONORS . Chicago The graduation! ex ercises of the Chicago College of Laboratory Technique last week witnessed the graduation of a Negro student with one of the highest averages that has ever been made by anyone in the history of the institution. James W. Eiehelberger, Jr., had the highest grades of the 22 in the class with a general average of 96. The next stu dent in line was Miss Susis Fa rukawa, Japanese American, with an average of 93.8. Eiehelberger is a Chicago youth who graduated from Du Sable High School and then re ceived his bachelor of science degree at Northwestern Univer sity. The course at Chicago College qualified him as a medical tech nologist, which is a compara tively new and expanding field. To become competent in this field one must have taken and passed courses in urinalsis, hematology, blood chemistry, electrocardiography, basal' me tabolism and other medico-technological subjects. As the result of the excellence of his work Mr. Eiehelberger has received a number of very promising offers from hospitals and clinics. FARMER RUNS AMUCK WITH GUN Rison, Ark. Paul Clements, a white Arkansas farmer, ran amuck in this town the other day allegedly because he had experienced some trouble pre viously with Negroes and it was weighing on his mind. Without anv apparent provo cation Clements while walking down the main street whipped out a pistol and began to fire away at any .Negroes ne saw. He killed two and seriously wounded another. Junior John son, age 12, was killed instantly, while Leroy Wynn, age lb, died next day in the hospital. . Grant Hester, age 40, who was stand ing nearby, was shot in the hand and chin. Cleveland County in which the shooting occurred, is heavily populated with Negroes and the Sheriff and Marshall rushed Clements' off to jail. WOODARD ASSAJLIANT FREED OF CHARGE Columbia As far as the state of South Carolina is concerned the case of Isaac Woodard is closed and Police Chief Lyn wood L. Shull, who was charged with having beaten and tor tured him into blindness, has been exonerated.. It took an all white jury just thirty minutes to come to this conclusion after hearing the story of "Woodard and the con tradicting testimony of Officer Shull, A. C. Blackwell, the dri ver of the bus that Woodard was forced off before assaulted, and police officer Elliot Long. These three witnesses said that Woodard was under the influ ence of liquor and had attempt ed to disarm the officer. Three doctors testified to the fact that they found that they found his tight eye .cornea broken, the eye blinded and hemorrhages in both eyes. MEMBERSHIP DRIVE HITS NEW HIGH . New York, Nov. 7th As the membership drive of the New York branch, NAACP, swung into its second week, it had scored over 1000 members and $2,000, an all-time high for this stage of the drive, according to Donald Jones, national officer directing the campaign. The Skycaps of LaGuardia Airport joined the NAACP en masse and 100 per cent. One hundred and three Skycaps took out memberships of $5 each and, in addition, secured eight other members for a tota of $20, with the result that on Monday, a ccheck for a grand total of $535 was turned over to the branch. J. Langston Wil liams, spokesman for the group RINCETON GRAD HEADS COLUMBIANS Atlanta, Ga. The Princeton University Tiger certainly has nothing to be proud of in the activities of one of her grad uates, Homer L. Loomis, who now occupies the spotlie-ht in Georgia, trying to outdo Tal- madge and the Klan with hate doctrines. This young man hied himself to Georgia from New York City to organize what is called the Columbians. The major objec tives of this organization are. to control the United States by making Columbians politically dominant in all 48 states, to make the United States into an American nationalistic state, to deport all Negroes to Africa and to make America a one-race nation. The order wears khaki uni forms with a red lightning flash' sTnboI inside a circle on the sleeves. Significantly enough tney like to hold mass meetings in the dark and secure rabble rousing speakers who can work people into an emotional frenzy. At present the retiring Geor gia State's Attorney is trying to rush through court proceed ings that will outlaw the race hating organization. stated : "We are very proud of our men for this achievement. We were not approached by anyone. This was a voluntary drive we staged on our own initiative, and we challenge any other group in the New York area to match us. None can beat us they can only match us." Another supporter of the drive is the Student Council of City of New York, which voted to enlist many members for the NAACP. Captains and workers have been chosen and booths set up in the college halls. The college newspaper, The Ticker, on the front page, carried a story of the membership drive : "Enlarging its scope in the fight against dicsrimination, a Student Council committee this week opens a drive to enroll members in the National Asso ciation for the Advancement of Colored People . . . The commit tee expressed its desire to make this a part of the over-all cam paign to promote inter-raeial understanding. ' ' New York s membership cam paign will extend to Dec. 1st, when it will close with an after noon meeting, at which Walter White, Executive Secretary, NAACP, and Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, member of the Board of Directors, NAACP, will talk. BERRY'S ' JUVENILE FURNITURE CO. 1244 Main St., Hartford, Conn. TABLE AND CHAIR SETS ROCKERS DOLLS TOYS CARRIAGES CRIBS MATTRESSES HIGH CHAIRS NURSERY FURNITURE ALDERMAN INTRODUCES F.E.P.C. LEGISLATION by James E. Shankel The Rev. Richard A. G. Fos ter, Republican alderman from the 19th ward in a surprise ac tion before the board of alder man, last week, presented a resolution urging Mayor Wm. C. Celentano to appoint a Fair Employment Practice Commis sion for the city of New Haven. The resolution split the Re publican majority of the board and after considerable debate it was voted to refer the resolu tion to the office of Corporation Counsel, George D. DiCienzo, for an opinion as to the legality of such an action. After the meeting Alderman Foster, who is also pastor of the Varick A.M.E. Zion Church, said that he had not consulted with Mayor Celentano relative to a F.E.P.C. Board members did not learn of the resolution until Tuesday, Nov. 13, the night if its intro duction. Democratic aldermen believed the resolution should be enacted as state or national legislation rather than a city F.E.P.C. (Note The city of Chicago, 111., and Milwaukee, Wis., have city F.E.P.C.S). Republican aldermen, too, were split. Majority leader Dimenstein said that if such a commission was appointed it would have no direct power, but could "exert itself and use its influences to correct condi tions he said exist here". Re ferring to reported discrimina tion against minority and ' ra cial groups, he declared, These conditions do exist and there is a real and pressing need for such a commission. Alderman Foster warned that he will bring his proposal up at every meeting until a report is received and action is taken. Earlier in the meeting, the board approved another Foster resolution, in which support was voted the national move ment to block the seating of Senator Theodore Bilbo, be cause of Bilbo's open acknowl edgement of membership in the Ku Klux Klan, and other anti racial stands. Shankel BISHOP'S SCHOOL FREE TO ALL Chicago, Nov. Running the gamut from solving the housing problem to correcting speech defects, the Sheil School of So cial Studies here offered 36 free classes when the fall term opened October 14. Continuing until Dec. 14, the school offers classes every week, open to all without regard to color, creed, previous educa tion. Sponsored by Most Rev. Ber nard J. Shell, progressive Aux illiary Bishop of Chicago, to enable workers and others to attend night and week-end classes, the school is staffed by well-known authorities from the Chicago district who have volunteered their time. MONEY CAN ALTER PREJUDICE New York There was a time in more sports than baseball that a colored athlete could not get a look in. For instance, with the exception of Jack Johnson, for long years a Negro pugilist could not get a look in when it came to the calibre of fights that meant real money. Now it appears that a great change has come in many fields of sport and at times one is in clined to feel that this wind fall is precipitated by the al mighty dollar. Professional basketball for in stance is becoming a big busi ness and the clubs that can floor superior teams can roll in the money. Hence Rochester, a white professional basketball team has signed up Dolly King a former Long Island Uni versity court great at $7000 for the season. And right on the heels of this innovation comes Buffalo another white pro-team in the same area signing Pop Gates for the season, with it no secret that his salary is in the same bracket. 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