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FEBRUARY 15, 1947
The Hartford Chronicle Page Five MIDDLETOWN NEWS By Charles 0. Garvin Miss Annie Stafford of Jersey City, New Jersey, was enter tained at the home of Mrs. John mith of Portland last week. The event which was a surprise birthday party came as a shock to Miss Stafford. Among the out-of-towners at tending this were were : the Misses Lillian Redman and Ju lia Perry of New York City, and Sadie Williams of Calif. The , Bells of Harmony of Hartford really rang out at Cross Street AME Zion Church last Saturday night When they appeared in a battle of-songs against the Volunteer Jubilee Singers of New York City. Even though the affair was given on a Saturday night the attend ance was large. Rev. L. Grice of Harford was MC. , , , The members of Cross Street are really going places under the direction of Rev. T. J. Rid- dick. Sunday afternoon tne Teen-Age Gospel Singers of Brooklyn rendered a program which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. It was a heart-warming service. This program was un der the direction of the Stew ardess Board. Sunday 4 evening, February 23, if there is any difficulty in finding some place to spend a few worthwhile moments just drop in at the YMCA on Union Street and you will get tne thrill of your life. This is an other one of , the ways in which the people of Cross Street Church are trying to raise mon- , ey to help meet their . obliga tions. The rsride will be cnosen after the total amount of the money is reported. The lady raising the largest amount of . money will marry the gentle man with the largest amount. It should be fun, come and see it. , LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Editor, Hartford Chronicle 1702 Main Street Hartford 5, Conn. Dear Editor: I wish to say a few words to the "fault finders" of our Com munity. So often I've heard elderly persons remark, "The Youth of today are a passive group, they have nothing to contribute for the betterment of themselves or society in general". I wish to point out an exam ple where the youth tried to contribute something worth while. Sunday afternoon, Feb. 9th, the Delta Gamma Theta Sorority presented their first joint annual installation service at Shiioh Baptist Church. After such planning and cooperation of the members, our program was a success. However, we had an audience consisting of exactly eight persons. That was the gratitude we receive-i for our attempt. I would like to leave this thought with you "The YOUTH AND EDUCATION By Charles C. Garvin I have noticed from the chil dren in this city and a few other cities with which I am familiar that the youth of to day seem to be waning in their educational endeavor. Many attend school only until they have reached their sixteenth birthday. This great mistake which many youngsters make is too often regretted after the youthful! playful years have passed. The hustle and bustle of life forces them to regret very early. Those of us who have made the mistake or did not have the opportunity should make ourselves responsible by telling these children of the danger of leaving school before they are prepared to combat the hardships of life. Many youngsters have left school because friends of theirs were bad j influence. The kids who want to continue are com pared to people who are trying to be Christians. The Christians are tempted by sinners. The youngsters are tempted by friends who work instead of go ing to school and , securing a part-time job. All the kid in school sees is the amount of money a working friend has all of the time. If he could only think that one day he will be in a betfer position to get more money for his services if he were to put his time in school and learn sbmething which will net him a decent living when he, is thoroughly prepared. It is for the parents to encourage these children. Try to teach them that they have the oppor tunity which you wanted and never got. Tell hem that your dreams will come true through them. Tell them that this is the main reason why you are sacrificing to keep them in school. If a father is friendly toward his son he will find that his son will always come to him. . If those of us who are carry ing on the affairs of today would make more substantial gains we would act as models for the youngsters. Here in Middletown there are few peo ple who could set examples for the yonth of today. It is for us to pave the way for posterity It is our duty to prepare a way for our children. What are they going to do? What kind of life will they lead if we fail to guide them in the right way of life T Let's make a start now. By doing so We will make a better way of life for our youth by encouraging them to con tinue to go to school. Let them know that education is the key to success. adults'' f community I5 fore you slnrt finding fault and making peneral untru? -Late-ments about the youth of this city, ask yourselve one ques tion. "What do I do to encou rage them!" Gwendolyn Yvonne Williams A Member Delta Gamma Theta Sorority FIRST OFFICER WATERBURIAN OF THE WEEK I 1 L - - 3- Cicero B. Booker Cicero B. Booker is the first Negro regular policeman in the Brass City history. He is a na tive of North Carolina, and has lived in Waterbury for twenty one years. Mr. Booker became a member of the Auxiliary Po lice froce in June 1942. Mr. Booker is married to the former Addie Harrison of Wa terbury. They have three chil dren, Sally Lou, 8; Anne, 9; and Cicero Benton, Jr. They reside at 57 Bishop Street. , In addition to being Water bury 's first Negro Policeman, he is a 32nd Degree Mason, and a member of the Kellogg Lodge of Waterbury. Due to his understanding of human nature, Mr. Booker has gained the respect and admira tion of all whom he haas en countered in the capacity of his position. NUPTIALS Lenora Whedbee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cleo Whedbee of 50 Brook St., became the bride to Armando Andrade, last Saturday afternoon at Zion Baptist Church. The ceremony was performed by Rev. B. W. Crowder, Pastor. The couple honeymooned in New York. MINN. HOTEL HAS SITTERS , St. Paul., Minn. The Hamlin Hotel of this city found itself in a very embarassing situation the other night all because they ssumed that a reservation was for a white guest rather than a Negro. In fact the shock was so great that the clerk on the dest refuled a room to Bayard Rustin, secretary to the commit tee on Racial Equality, who was in the city as guest speaker at Hamline Universty. Again much to the clerk's sur prise when he refused the guest, he was told that that was al right, for he was prepared to spend that night and as many (Cont. on Page 14) SYDENHAM SUCCESS . .New York On Nov. 28th PM newspaper broadcasted to the nation the fact that one of the best inter-racial experiments in the country was about to go on the rocks because a financial difficulties. They were talking about Sydenham Hospital in New York City. Additionally they told people that this ven ture in hospitalization for all races had done a phenominal job through the combined effort of a mixed staff. All of which was followed by the announce ment that it would take $300, 000 and in a hurry to save the institution. In 69 days some 20,000 peo ple in the United States, Cana da and overseas sent in $302,-, 168. The stream of money came' from the rich and the poor, in pennies, in dollars and in big checks. Rarely has there been an ex hibition of public, generosity that was more spontaneous and rarely has a daily paper ham mered away so diligently and extensively at a single social need. Other N. Y, papers gave , some nominal coverage but no other paper even approached the intensity of PM. As a result of this splendid effort by PM, the continuance of Sydenham Hospital is assur ed. The matter of its perman ence is dependent upon many other factors. The funds raised though en abled the hospital to first wipe out debts to suppliers that had amounted to $150,000. This al so means that vital credit that had been cut off because some of the bills had been standing for two and three years, is now restored. And while there is now a reserve of cash to carry it forward, its future solvency vill be dependent upon the kind of support it continually gets from the public. 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TTi I I i t, i i ' f I f r ' ' 1 ' i t t L ri-r f hi-1- -1 - l- HALF MILLION NAACP MEMBERS MOBILIZE AGAINST RENT RISE New York The National Association for, the Advance ment of Colored People con tinued to apply the full weight of its more than one half mil lion membership against the in creasingly alarming prospects , of an all-out Congressional at tack "on rent controls. The As sociation's executive secretary, Walter White, today requested an opportunity to testify beffe the Special Committee on Rent Control in the Senate, in behalf of the millions of Americans in the low income group "and par ticularly those who have tradi tionally been the victims of bad housing". (Cont. on Page 13) J o ARTHUR J. WARMSLEY Official Chronicle Photographer For Good Photos ' Call Hartford 2-1293 Middletown 4-969M . VISIT Rhinehart's Drug Store Drugs, Prescriptions, Sodas Sundaes, etc Your Store of Friendly and Efficient Service 50 BISHOP ST. Waterbury, Conn. . r , .. ....... , ... . . ' '