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DECEMBER 21, 1946 TESTIMONIAL DINNER FOR CHARLES JONES ARSENAL PHARMACY HEAD-NATIVE PRODUCT NEW ENGLAND FUNERAL DIRECTORS MEET The Hartford Chronicle The Union Baptist Church Parish House was the scene last Wednesday night for a Testimonial Dinner to Charles Jones, Exalted Ruler of the New Nutmeg Lodge No. 67 of Elks. The dinner was tended by the members of Nutmeg Lodge to 'their Exalted Ruler. It was in recognition of the honor afforded Mr. Jones in his appointment as Justice of Peace. s Presentations were made by Dt. Ruler Elizabeth Davis of Trellis Temple; Dt. Minnie Glofirpf the Anna Hayes Ju veniles ; Dt. Ameilia Link, of Alpha Temple; Dt. Mabel Wil son, household of Ruth and Mr. Samuel Tiller of New Nutmeg Lodge. t Music was rendered by Mr. and Mrs. P. Hall accompanied by Mr. Seldon Vick. Mr. Clyde Clory did an ex cellent catering job. Some of the distinguished guests were Dr. J. C. Jackson, Judge Jacob Dunn, William Lynch of the Probation Dept., Dr. Allan F. Jackson, Mr. Sam uel Jenkins, Mr. S. M. Johnson, Dt. Ruler Elizabeth Davis of Trellis Temple and Dt. Eunice G. Risby, president of Trella Alpha Chorus. MODESTY IS TRULY A VIRTUE A young man by the name of Levi Jackson made a speech to an audience of approximate ly 2500 men, women and chil dren at Bushnell Memorial the other Sunday. The talk lasted about three minutes and con fined itself to an expression of gratefulness for having had the opportunity to be a Scout when he was a youngster and the fact they had honored him addi tionally by asking him up to talk. Then that same young man brought along with him the pictures of one of Yale's foot ball games the past fall. It was up to him as to what one he would bring to show and ex plain. To the amazement of all who knew him this he brought the Yale-Princeton game! The one game where he did not show to advantage, fumbled four times and did not score. Any other picture would have shown him in a stellar role. But no, this boy elected to spend considerable time indicat ing the errors he had made and emphasizing how brilliantly his team mates played. What a boy, and what a leader we are apt to have one day. A good many years ago a very small boy used to wend his way from Bellevue Street to the class-rooms at the Arse nal school. Those were days when there was not any housing project and in fact the whole neighborhood looked different ly. There was not even any Main Street north beyond the Tunnel, for we used to call that Windsor Avenue. , Yes, there was a drug store at the corner of Mather Street but that belonged to a man by the name of Galvin whose son is now a prominent lawyer in the city. But alas, that is all his tory now and this is not a his torical review but the story of a neighborhood boy who made good. A business man by the name of Jacob Hyman, the own er of the Arsenal Pharmacy. His intimates and many of his long time customers call him "Jake". But his is the story of a young man who has come a long ways because he had an idea and the ambition to stick to it through the Hart ford Public High School and Connecticut University until the day when he was a Regi stered Pharmacist. Mr. Hyman did not have to come back to the scene of his childhood to begin his profes sional practice but he did and he has served this community j for eighteen years. Until to day he employs a staff of five persons. Maurice Kelman, man ager and John and Joseph Kitchens, William Sailor and George Mack as clerks. Aside from this the fact that Mr. Hyman holds a Gold Certi ficate membership in the NAACP is an indication that he has more than a business or passing interest in the neighborhood. JOURNALISM AWARDS TO BE MADE It was recently announced that there will be other awards made this year by the Wendall Willkie Awards for Journalism Corporation. These awards are to be made for "excellence in Negro journalism", which is a singular hybrid. Last year a young Negro wo men with a Los Angeles paper won this award. Some folk thought that it was most unfor tunate that an individual with in the group who manifested a decided inclination to support the racial doctrines of West brook Pegler should have been given this award. A great deal of interest is being manifested this year in this contest to determine if the committee sees excellence of 60-called Negro journalism, only in this type of writing. On Thursday evening, Dec. 12th, 1946, the New England Funeral Directors met in Hart ford as the guest of the John son Funeral Home, 2016 Main St., with Mr. George W. Gaines the General Secretary of the National Negro Funeral Direc tors Association, Inc., and Mr. Henry W. Payne of New York City, a member of the board of directors of the National Negro Funeral Directors Association, Inc. Speakers for the occasion were: Mrs. Mary A. Johnson, Hostess; Rev. James A. Wright, D. D. pastor of Talcott Street Congregational Church ; Mr. Geo. W. Gaines; Mr. Henry W. Payne and Mr. Sidney M. John son, Host. ENGLAND'S BROWN BABIES IN TROUBLE ..England The League of Colored Peoples, an organiza tion with its offices in London, is confronted with a major prob lem these days in trying to de vise ways and means of caring for the babies of American Ne gro fathers. It is one of the problems that arises in any country after a large foreign Army has resided there for years. There are like wise the children of many other nationals that fought on the side of England during the war and were billitted in that coun try. There are thousands of children of American white G.I. fathers. But in this instance the brown baby is the only problem fea tured. The only reason being that he is not the same com plexion as the rank and file. Some pressures are also placed on these mothers to make the task of maintenance even more difficult. Humanely enough ' the ma jority of these mothers are will ing to meet all of these pressures in order that they might keep their child, because they love them just as much as any other mother loves her child. But making a livelihood in England these days is difficult for any average family and especially so for families with this addi tional problem. The American Negro needs to do something about this whole matter. It is not a question of taking the child away from the mother and bringing it here for adoption, but there are more than enough churches, lodges, fraternal organizations, etc., to send a regular stream of funds to England to protect and help raise these youngsters. It has been suggested that it is just as smart to develop an inter-organization development for this worthy tfause as it is to have a multiplicity of special weeks and days for boys and girls in this country who have unlimited opportunities. frit'' 'fi- W' 4 ' ' ' Jacbb Hyman, Proprietor of the Arsenal Pharmacy, is shown with the twins, John and Joseph Kitchens, who are studying pharmacy and serving their apprenticeship under him. The brothers, well-known for their athletic activity, are students at Connecticut University. BILBO'S CASE GETS INVOLVED Washington Though every- other person in the nation has the feeling the Senatorial in vestigation of Bilbo in Miss, is going to amount to exactly nothing, more and more people are becoming dubious about his ability to beat the investigation on war contracts. First of all the Army "brass hats" who have thus far testi fied have all implied that Sen ator Bilbo was unusually active in the contracts that were awarded for an airfield in Miss. And that some of the folk whom he sponsored had none of the qualifications to handle such a job. Then right up on top of that when a key witness for the prosecution was called at Wash ington, it was revealed that he had not been heard from in several days and no one seemed to know of his whereabouts. The witness that has disap peared is Edward P. Terry who was confidential secretary to Senator Bilbo for six years and resigned that position January 1, 1946. . In the interim he revealed that on at least two occasions his life as well as his wife and daughter has been threatened if he testifies at the hearings. 5 MERRY XMAS i 5 HAPPY NEW YEAR 7 W to the V 2 CHRONICLE READERS i LINCOLN-FLORIDA GAME UPSETS DOPE I Tampa While Wendall ! Smith, Sports Editpr of the Pittsburgh Courier sat some where in the environs of Pitts burgh chewing on his pencil and wracking his brain to con ceive of a dream team, the Lin coln lions of Pennsylvania, re cent victims of the Howard University Bison, was chasing Florida A & M into the Bay . . . and thus tearing a great gap ing hole in Mr. Smith's vision. Lincoln University handed the highly touted Florida team a beating 20-14 in the Orange Blossom Classic. In the mean time Mr. Smith was placing one Florida player on his first All American team and three on the second team. Even Morgan College with the supposed best Negro college team in the coun try did not rate in the same high percentage with Florida. He made Florida look much too good for most teams in the CIAA and especially " Lincoln who was soundly thrashed by Morgan. But lo and behold, as soon as Mr. Smith turned his back Flo rida , proceeded to act like a second rate team in the CIAA and Lincoln like it was much superior to the teams that Flo rida has been playing.