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SAT. MARCH 26, 1949
THE NEW ENGLAND BULLETIN Page Three n PUBIC ANN HEDGMAN FOR PRESIDENT? he K A r w win uifliiH tt I inn it Turin ORD AUDI ENCE n n bat lUÀò ólmo: E A CANDIDATE By GEORGIANNA HALLUM Stamford Correspondent STAMFORD Was Anna Arnold Hedgeman really serious when she told a Stamford audience of several hundred recently that she is: planning to run for the Presidency of the United 'States ? The energetic, attractive Mrs. Hedgeman, a former YWCA official who was recently appointed Assistant to Federal Security Administrator Ewing, caused ears of Stamf ordites to perk tip dili gently when she spoke here Sunday afternoon at the dedication pro gram of the Negro Community Center, Unit 1, 66 W. Main St. Illustrating her point that op portunity is open to all, regardless of race, if all are given a chance to use their inherent gifts, the speaker observed laughingly: "I, myself, am planning to run for the Presidency of the United States though I'm not saying when. I have two handicaps. I'm a Negro and a woman. But the Presidency can be part of my plans and in this country today, no one has a right to deny me my dreams." Praises Community Presented by Dr. J. Y. Carwin, who gave a comprehensive history of the center, Mrs. Hedgeman praised the community of Stam ford for "discovering its heartaches and going to work to meet them." "This is not just the opening of a building dedicated to the service of a group of people," she added. "It is the work of people who have caught the vision of serving others. "The gift of our people to the world is the understanding that all people want freedom. Our children can only live proud and free if every community, like Stamford, can develop the means to realize that dream." The speaker, whose activity as Executive Secretary of a gigantic pro-Truman drive, spearheaded by Chicago's Congressman Dawson and other leading Democrats, was rewarded by her unprecedented $8500 appointment, concluded: "This is the beginning of a new day for Stamford and maybe a shot in the arm for a tortured and sick world." Prefacing the dedication pro gram, Dr. Carwin said: Hi We dedicate this first unit of the Negro Community Center to the service of all the people of Stamford and to the good of all mankind. We hope that peoples, of whatever origin and beliefs, may find in this building a place in which to work for the social ad vancement of the entire commu nity." Keys to the building were pre sented to Dr. Carwin bv the con tractor, Patrick DeLuca, and turned over to Edward N. Powell, Execu tive Director of the Center. Grateful For Aid Thanking those who had helped make the Center a reality, Mr. Powell related the story of how a little boy had called him aside and pleaded: 'May I come into the new build ing? it's so pretty.' Powell added.: "This building is here for the use of anyone who wants to come to it from any part of Stamford. The paint will get scratched and finger marked, but if it didn't, the place would be empty." Invocation was given by Rabbi David W. Pearlman. The Yerwood Chorus with Pearl Boyd doing a solo supplied the music. The dedi catory prayer was made by the Rev. I. L. Kearse. The dedication program was broadcast on Station WSTC. Among the prominent out-of-towners present were Mr. and Mrs. Connie Braggs, Passaic, New Jer sey morticians; and Mrs. Ernestine Woods White and husband of Washington, D. C. raaoway iraira MM die OTHER'S DAY FOUNDER'! E RACE HAVEN DR. RALPH BUNCHE Reveal Change In Bonus Rule State employees will be eligible for the state cost-of-living bonus as soori as they begin work. This was the gist of a ruling an nounced by Governor Bowles Tuesday. Previously, anyone entering serv ice of the state after a two-month period began was unable to collect the bonus for the two month peri od or any part of it. The Governor's decision resulted from a conference with members of the Council 16, American Feder ation of State, County and Munici pal Employees. NEW YORK For the first time in the history of this city, a full-dress Broadway parade, ticker tape and all the' trimmings, may be staged in honor of a Negro. Authentic sources informed the BULLETIN that Mayor O'Dwyer has approved and is personally working on plans to extend this type of historic welcome to Dr. Ralph J. Bunche, acting United Nations mediator in the Middle East, whose arrival here is ex pected shortly. While no new developments were indicated regarding the widely-circulated suggestion of White House Correspondent Louis Lautier that Dr. Bunche be awarded the impor tant Nobel Peace Prize for his vic torious guidance in peace conclur sions between the Jews and Arabs, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People announced award of its 34th Spingarn Medal to the first Ameri can to gain such international dis tinction. The medal, established in 1914 by the late J. E. Spingarn, long time NAACP official, will be for mally presented to the UN offi cial July 17 at the NAACP 40th Annual Conference in Los Angeles, California. Presented Annually The Spingarn Award, decisions for which are made by a commit tee of nine, is given annually to the American Négro deemed to have made "the highest achievement during the preceeding year or years in any honorable field of human Community Cooperated In Stamford Center's Establishment PHILADELPHIA Two home in North Philadelphia owned by the late Anna May arvis, founder of Mother's Day, were recently bought for $4,500 and will l?e converted into residences for "worthy Negro mothers." Benjamin E. Sattler, Philadelphia real estate broker, said the homes were purchased by Charles Bliss, an Atlantic City builder. The homes will be repaired by the builder for use by the Rev. Alysious Mickels as a temporary refuge for Negro mothers. Mickels heads the Anna May arvis Found ation. Miss arvis died at the age of eighty-four on Nov. 24 of last year in a West Chester, Pa., sanatorium. PROPERTIES FOR SALE Good Investments .12 APARTMENTS 51 ROOMS Three 3 Rm. Apts. (Three 4 Rm. Apts. Six 5 Rm. Apts. Central Location. Moderate Down Payment." THREE FAMILY HOUSE 5-5 And 4, Elmer St. Asking Price $10, '500. Immediate Vacancy For Buyer. $2,000 Cash Down Payment.' SEVEN ROOM SINGLE HOUSE Two! Acres Of Land, $8,000; Ii Wilson Connecticut. JOHN R. SHIELTON REAL ESTATE PHONE 7-6820 Hartford, Conn. Readers Of The NEW ENGLAND BULLETIN Are invited to use their newspaper as a means of expressing thanks to their friends on the re ceipt of flowers and other expressions in the event of death or other misfortune to express their sympathy. A member of the staff will be available to as sist you in the composition of your Card of Thaniks or In Memorium, for which a minimum charge will be made. Our NEW OFFICE AD DRESS is 2314 MAIN STREET, Hartford Tel. 7-5116 7 By GEORGIANNA N. HALLUM STAMFORD The Negro Com munity Center, recently dedicated here, was founded by Dr. ' Joyce Y. Carwin and the Negro Little Theatre Group in 1938. Early this year, the theatre group met in the office of Dr. Car win, put into effect the first formal organization and selected Mrs. Car win and Mrs. William Terrell as chairmen. A store-front building was se cured on West Broad St. and used as the club house. By fall the group had "grown so rapidly that it became necessary to hold house-to-house gatherings. With members pitching in, the West Broad Street building was renovated and rental raised throuerh concerts given in New Rochelle, New Haven, New Canaan and other communities. Donations from individuals and clubs supplemented the income of the organization- The Revs. George Stewart and Allen Hackett were elected as guiding forces and a campaign launched in the community after which the building, located at 64 W. Main St., was obtained in 1943. Community Chest Aids The employment of a paid di rector came about during the fall of the same year when the Com munity Chest accepted the Cen ter as a member. Volunttere work ers again renovated the building and, once more, funds were solici ted. Four years later, under the chair manship of Mrs. Nathaniel Seeley, a capital funds campaign was launched, with approval of the Community Chester. The campaign got under way in June of 1947 and, in 15 days, $48,000 had been raised toward a set goal of $75,000. Then construction was begun on the first unit of the new Center projection. A mixed board of directors gov erns the Center, which is non partisan, non-sectarian and is oper ated as a neighborhood center for all races and creeds. Mrs. J. Y. Carwin is President of the Board and Edward N. Pow ell, Executive Director. Has Varied Program The Center's program consists of educational, cultural and recrea program and the Yerwood Male Chorus. Many shows and other activities were held for the benefit of the classes for children, a girl scout Center. Among these was a apro duction, "Broadway to Stamford," a smash success in which many talented artists from all over the nation participated. Among members of the general committee are Frank Altschul. Chairman; Drs. J. Y. Carwin arid . L. Carwin; George Close, Stephen Duggan, H. C. Richards, Russell Waterbury, Alfred W. Weld, Wal tional activities. There are girls and boys social clubs, art and craft ter H. Wheeler; Revs. L. F. Wor ley and I. L. Kearse, Mrs. K. Hoyt and Representative Edna Edgerton. Officers are Dr. . L. Carwin, President; Nellie Spears, Vice President; Sarah Doswell, Secre tary and Dr. W. W. Wake, Treas urer. G. H. endeavor. Text of the citation states: "In a strife-torn, war-conscious world, the attainment of peace is a major achievement for which the peoples of all nations may give abundant thanks. Achievement of this objective, through painstaking and skillful negotiation and media tion in an area of ancient and bit ter racial, national and religious conflicts, renews man's faith in his fellowman, gives rise to new hope for permanent world peace and confirms the role of interna tional peacemaker as man's noblest profession. "For his distinguished scholar ship in the Myrdal study, his aid in fashioning sections of the United Nations charter at San Francisco, his painstaking efforts as director of the United Nations Trusteeship Division, but principally for his priceless contribution "to the settle ment of armed conflict in . the Middle East, and his enduring pa tience, industry, courage and self lessness in attaining that goal, the Spingarn Medal ... is herewith presented to Ralph J. Bunche, bril liant scholar, acting United Na tions Mediator in Palestine, faith ful international civil servant, and successful practitioner of man's noblest profession." Other Medalists Past winners of the medal have included Harry T. Burleigh, com poser; W- E. B. Du Bois, scholar and editor; George Washington Carver, scientist; Charles S. Gil pin and Richard Berry Harrison, actors; Anthony Overton, business man; Marian Anderson and Paul Robeson, singers; Mrs. Mary Mc Leod Bethune, educator; A. Philip Randolph, labor leader; Walter White, secretary of the NAACP; Percy Julian, -chemist; Louis T. Wright and Charles Drew, sur geons; and William H. Hastie, Governor of the Virgin Islands. g.fox sco ot e co; era G.F0X E CO: Q;FOXCQ G.FOX CO. G.F0XEC0. G.F0X e CO creo G.F0XEC0. v. w Cfoxeco. G.F0X&C0. G.f OX E CO. G.FOX E CO. Gioxeco. G.F0X CO. eco. G.F0XECO. G.FOX CO G.F0X E CO. G.FOXE CO. G.FOX E CO. G.F0XECO. G.F0XEC0. G.FDX CO G.FOX CO. G.FQX CO. G.FOX CO. G.F0XECO G.FOX E CO G. FOX CO G.F0X CO G.FOX S CO G.FOX CO G.FOX E CO. G.FOX CO. G.foxeco.. 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