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The Hartford Chronicle APRIL 5, 1947 LAWSON SCORES MUSIC SUCCESS For many years the city of Hartford has been exceedingly proud of Professor R. August us Lawson for his contribu tions to the field of music. ReT peatedly his prowess at pro ducing the pianist of distinc tion has been recounted in the press of the country. However, it is not always that a father can convey to his child the genius and excel lence that he has attained in his field of endeavor. But here we have the rare exception in the capable constituency of this family, for Prof. R. -Augustine Lawson has produced a son who has rapidly moved on to the forefront in America's mu sical world. Dean "Warner Lawson of the Howard University School of Music has recently brought to that instiution the distinction of being the first among Negro schools of music to be fully ac credited to membership in the National Association of Schools of Music. This distinction has come only after three years of intensive work by Dean Law son and in recognition of the same the Association repre sentative had "the following to say: "The school is in a flourish-( jng condition; a high level of instruction is being offered, and a fine seriousness of pur pose is in evidence in all the departments. ' ' Dean Warner Lawson is a . native of Hartford. He was ducated in the Public Schools of the city, graduating from Hartford Public High School, where his excellence in piano was a fair indication of what the future would be for him in music. He graduated from Fisk University in 1926 with an A.B. ; MA. from Yale in 1929 and took special courses at Harvard and abroad. PILGRIM FELLOWSHIP CANDLELIGHT SERVICE The Greater Hartford Pil grim Fellowship held its 10th Annual Candlelight Commun ion Service at Immanuel Con gregational Church Palm Sun day night. The Fellowship is composed of Youth groups in the Con gregational churches in Great er Hartford area. Rev. Joseph H. Evans, As sociate Secretary of the Con necticut of Church was the guest speaker of the evening. His subject was "They Expect ed a King." Gordon W. Stearns, the or ganist, and Choir were from the First Church of Christ in "West Hartford. Rev. Theron L. French, from the "Windsor Avenue Congre gational Chureh conducted the Communion Service. The 1947 Cancer Drive is on ! Send your contribution in now. Chronicle Starts Fund for Youth The Hartford Chronicle is launching a campaign to raise funds to help the family of Edward Hamlin, Jr., 11 year old son of Mrs. Edward Ham lin of Main Street, Cromwell. Eddie, who is now in the Middlesex Hospital in Middle town, has had feleven skin grafting operations and also 18 blood transfusions since New Years' Day when he was se verely burned. Sympathetic townspeople have already started a cam paign to help raise funds for the family, and the Red Cross and State Department of Health have replaced the blood plasma at the hospital. The mother of four other younger children at home, Mrs. Hamlin works part time at the hospital to help defray the ex penses. Doctors deem it a nec essity for Mrs. Hamlin to be near Eddie as much as possi ble for it is only then that he is able to keep food down. In spite of this severe handi cap, Eddie's courage has won the admiration of the hospital staff, all of whom he knows by name. Rev. Edwin R. Carter of the Congregational Church, where Eddie is a choir member says Eddie possesses a genuine de sire for nature books, and does not like funny books. His knowledge of birds is complete ly amazing, Mr. Carter said. More operations and more blood transfusions will be needed, and efforts are being made to obtain a free bed at the hospital, as well as to raise funds. The Chronicle will list the names of contributors each week as well as a weeklv total. NOTES OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD The legitimate Ministry cer tainly has to carry enough bur dens without having additional ones imposed by imposters and out and out "hustlers". And that is just what one "Rev." Stephen Campbell seems to be, if his alleged record is true. This gentleman has evidently gone about the community trading upon the sanctity of the cloth and securing credit that he had no idea of really redeeming. Now both gas sta tion attendents and bank of ficials are looking for this elu sive character. What a pity when we know full well that in some people's minds one failure is character ized as a group failure. Some people can surely make funny statements. It is alleged that a citizen of considerable repute when asked about his reaction to the public hearing on FEPC at the State Capitol said, "There were entirely too many Jews and Negroes in evi dence." And he is a Negro who is vitally concerned with the out-come of this whole mat INTER-CLUB COUNCIL GETS STARTED AT NORTH END COMMUNITY CENTER In an attempt to coordinate the groups which meet at the North End Community Center, an inter-club council was or ganized on March 10th. Representatives of Junior NAACP, Esquires, Carpe Di ems, Cosmopolitans, Young Women's Progressive Hour, American Youth for Democra cy, Young Men's Progressive Club, and the Kips were present. The purposes of the N.E.C.C. were discussed and plans to cooperate on those aims which the various groups had in com mon were also discussed. The survey which is now being con ducted at the Center was thor oughly explained. This survey includes a questionnaire, which was sent out to the parents of those children who are mem bers of the center, asking them what activities they would like as part of the adult program. To follow up on this question naire, members of the staff are making home visits to families in the north end neighborhood. The need for volunteer leader ship for both the adult and children's program was taken up. This leadership will re ceive a volunteers' training course. The next meeting of the council will be held on Mondar nite, April 7th, at 8:00 o'clock. Will all chosen representatives of those groups meeting at the Center, please be present. The 1947 Cancer Drive is on ! Have you sent in your contri bution yet? Do it today! ter. Umf, umf, umf, . . .the day that his folk catch up with him, it is going to be awful. It is good to beinterested in the welfare of one's children, but it is also easy to carry this admirable trait to the extreme by dominating them in every activity in which they take part. One dear, well meaning mother is making herself such a nuisance up at the Northeast Junior High School that" it is getting more and more diffi cult for her children to devel op individual, likeable person alities. It is a shame because they have got lots on the ball in their own right that mother is going to smother if she is not careful. It surely is a pity the way that a very competent young man who was recently appoint ed to a lifetime administration job, is frittering it all away passing bogus checks and drinking liquor excessively. The family heartaches that he is building up are infinite. YOUR HELP IS NEEDED NOW To Carry on the Work Illustrated Below Make Your Contribution Now Give to the 1947 Cancer Fund (Other Illustrations Pages 5, 6, 10, 11) ST Vf W - filKI Hi Mi.lliti r Hi "I 'it ii i I Growths developing from transplantation of tumorous tis sue in a guinea pig are examined by Dr. Clyde L. Deming, left ; and Dr. Michael S. Hovenanian, Dr. Deming's associate in re search. Dr. Deming is Clinical Professor of Urology at Yale. SPONSORED BY GOLDEN STORE FIXTURE CO. 151 and 224 Windsor Street, Hartford, Conn. WINDSOR STREET ASSOCIATION UPSET OVER TRAFFIC FATALITY URGE STREET TRAFFIC REGULATION Just why Betty Davis, age 5 years, was running across as busy a thoroughfare as Wind sor Street Monday about 3:50 is not yet clear, but generally speaking it was the type of thing that small children will do without rhyme or reason from t'me to time. But the tragedy of little Bet ty's jaunt this time is the fat that she was run down by a truck, had her skull fractured and jdied almost immediately. Her mother was up in the Avin dow and in fact saw the acei dent but did not appreciate until later that it was her lit tle girl that she had seen killed. It seemed that it all hap pened when a truck endeavor ed to cut out and around an other vehicle. The accident all happened so suddenly that the driver of the truck was not aware of what had happened until he heard a pedestrian shout stop. But then the fatal damage had been done and the prostrate body of Betty Davis was lying in the road with her life rapidly ebbing away. The Business Men's Associa tion of Windsor Street is not only very much upset by this incident but have felt that some of the traffic regulations - , V ? v. 38 5 for this area need to be gone over carefully. It is their feel ing that more and more, Wind sor Street is being used as a speedway for vehicles from the down-town section that are making their way out of the city toward Windsor. And that with the increase in reck less driving through this area is making it more and more dangerous for pedestrians. CHILDREN'S AID SEEK FOSTER HOMES The Connecticut Children's Aid Societj is seeking foster families interested in boarding babies in their homes for tem porary periods of six months to a year, according to an an nouncement made this week by Miss Jean Sherwin, Supervisor in the Hartford office. Appli cants should have had some ex perience with children and must be able to meet state li censing requirements as to housing. Only families living on the first or second floor will be considered. The agency pays $10 a week board and supplies clothing, medical care, and supervision. For additional information write or call Miss Sherwin, Connecticut Children's Aid So ciety, 130 Washington Street. Telephone 2-7145.