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The Arizona gleam. [volume] (Phoenix, Ariz.) 1929-193?, August 21, 1936, Image 4

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WPA Actor
Saved From
Deportation
NEW YORK—(C)—Frank Wat
son, 28-year-old native of British
West Africa who had been de
tained on Ellis Island for the past
14 weeks, was released this week,
one month after the American
Committee for Protection Foreign
Bom, 100 Fifth avenue, this city,
undertook his defense.
Watson entered the United
States in 1917 as a seaman. He
was arrested and held for depor
tation on the grounds that he had
left and reentered the country
while employed as a seaman on
various American liners. He is a
member of the International La
bor Defense and of the Project
Workers Union. He was repre
sented by Irving Schwab, noted
{abor attorney retained by the
committee.
“It sure is good to be free,”
Watson said upon his release, all
charges against him dropped.
“There are men in there for as
long as nine and ten months. I
used to wonder whether that
would be my fate too.”
Watson has resumed rehearsal
with the African group of the
Federal theatre for a play to be
presented in l the near future.
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BRISBANE SKIPS OLYMPICS
NEW YORK (C)—Arthur Bris
bane, noted Hearst columnist,
skipped comment on the Olympics
last week as six colored athletes
won several events.
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NEW YORK. (C)—A headline
in the New York Times Friday:
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Fighting Around
Lake Tana
Reports of a furious battle be
tween Ethiopian and Italian troops
around Lake Tana, headquarters
of the Blue Nile, in Western Ethi
opia, were also received here from
an authoritative source. The ac
tion begun early last * week, was
said to be especially heavy near
Gondar, north of the lake. Ethi
opian forces in that region are
commanded by Wand Bawassam,
second son of Ras Kassa, bril
liant Ethiopian commander of the
Northern Ethiopian army which
effectively held up the Italian ad
vance until the Fascists began
spraying the entire countryside
with poison gas.
Taking advantage of the rainy
season which has rendered tem
porarily useless the Italian tanks
and planes, the Ethiopian forces
have made three major attacks on
Italian positions in the past fort
night. Several Italian planes, in
cluding one huge tri-motor bomb
er, were shot down and 60 trucks
wreckfled in one of the engage
ments on the outskirts of Addis
Ababa. Ethiopian troops on one
occasion penetrated into the city,
taking a heavy toll of the Fascist
garrison. The city is reported
facing a serious food shortage as
a result of interrupted communi
cations.
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Attack 'Jitney'
Cabs in Chicago
CHICAGO Believed to have
been inspired by the bus company
and Yellow Cab drivers unable
to meet competition, police last
week began a wholesale arrest of
Negro cab drivers who dominate
Southside streets by carrying pas
sengers for 10 cents.
There has been periodic warfare
between the two groups for con-
THE ARIZONA GLEAM
Fascists Murder
Coptic Bishop
Ethiopian resentment has been
fanned to boiling point by the bru
tal murder of the Ethiopian Coptic
Bishop Petros, it is reported. Bish
op Petros was summarily executed
in the streets of Addis Ababa af
ter Italian officials charged him
< ”ol of this business worth a reput
ed million dollars annually, but it
was believed all difficulties had
been ironed out until last week
when 50 drivers were arrested and
charged with “picking up another
passenger without consent of the
first.”
Cab companies contend that in
asmuch as bus officials refuse to
hire Negro drivers, they are justi
fied in getting what business they
can. Lately Yellow cabs have been
cruising through the Southside on
a dime basis but Negroes have
shunned them.
In order to combat this action
by police, the result of a recently
passed city ordinance, colored cab
companies have formed a protec
tl/.? league and have hired two of
the area’s most talented lawyers
to combat these acts. It is ex
pected, however, that the trouble
will subside within a few days as
it previously has.
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fight of the embattled Ethiopian
people.
Italian workmen and troops at
Massawa, chief port of the Italian
armies, also added to the worries
of Mussolini by refusing to obey
orders until their remands for
transport home were conceded.
Four loaded Italian ships were
sunk at the docks and a munitions
dump set on fire by the dissatis
fied Italian workers and soldiers.
The seriousness of the situation
confronting the Italian invaders is
indicated by a Havas News Agen
cy dispatch from Addis Ababa,
which says that the city “is in a
state of war, with the lives of the
Italian troops and foreigners in
grave danger, although the Ital
ians repulsed a three-fold attack
on the capital by the Ethiopians
last Friday and Saturday after a
battle which lasted 36 hours.”
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