The Pittsburgh Courier from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 27, 1947 · Page 8
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u ,. . - - - - if. v SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, T H E PITTSBURGH COURIER 4 AO Oil T MqpLE . HERE AND THERE acts about ion By ELAINE CYRUS GRAHAM : V. - ' ' " OmuIw, So Pv mmmm Ottm Wash 1 i mm 111 1 fit JiWf Si! If mil a a. . mm 1 life! ill It i - S - tffa i It Willi! : ibfV it il i I ?. i Ml IS? III 1mm p I Mm 'Mm mm m . T f i - l :. 7 fi R j : . i 1lf Wo Snitch from a Column ... " Sometimes w find that other columnista (even in our own family) world food for thoucht worthy of reprinting. As la and was the portion of the column done two weeks ago by Columbus (Ohio) Johnnie" Johnson. Ton know we are forever - preaching tolerance tn an things, in an people ... This columnist, discovering a book by Kva gww Evans, tells what one woman has discovered about race. Mr. Johnson savs: "The other day 'while browsing in a book store we chanced to eome across a small book entitled 'All About Us,' by Sva Knox Kvans ... This book, primarily for children, should make interesting reading for a lot of grown - ups . . . Miss Evans treats tne conglomeration or race as a human family that became separated a long time ago In search of food, L e the white skin and hairy body the response to cold climate and dark skin and hairless body to exposure to sun and heat for many generations .... The fact that - the different external appearance of people is the result of thousands of years of living in different climates is. explained in an amusing way and in language that children will understand. "Stressing the fact that Chinese think that Europeans look very funny and often laugh at . them with their long noses and narrow faces; and that African people think Americans look pale and wan and are sick, and then Miss Evans returns to the fact that they an are from the same stock, that color and facial structure are unimportant and that people of any color are more like each other than' any other animal ... She gives lie to the theory that there is a diffeernee in Mood and in a very simple way explains the four basic types of Mood used in transfusions, the O, A, B, and AB types, and points out that these four types occur in every. race and color . . . 'A type blood Is found among people wlta black, white, brown, red and yellow skins and can be used Interchangeably. "She explains the settlement of America and the capturing of slaves In brief and simple terms . . . She also raises, in understandable language, the question of choosing friends, which all children do on . the basis of personal congeniality and companionship. The Negro child is The boy with a lot - of melanin in his skin' and The boy with a lot of carotene In his skin" is of Chinese or Japanese extraction The final conclusion is sound democracy, That people are the most important things in the world, and that. TCveryone is kin to us and that we are related to everyone in the world.' To this corner it should be required reading in public schools as a little exercise in stopping prejudice before it starts." - We Regret So Much ... We regret so much the death of the "Little Flower," former Mayor LaGuaxdia. We never knew him personally, but somehow his staunch heart and sincerity in all that he did, impressed us so much, that we felt alcin to him. We believe that ail of us, who read and think, will feel his loss. ! Comes October first, they say that Pittsburgh win be smokeless! Then ... oh then, what will we columnists do In describing the former 8moky City! Doggone It, well have to think up new names . . . From France comes word that the Turner Laytons, long - time England residents, who left these shores years ago to gain fame and fortune In Ixmdon and on the Continent ... are vacationing at long last, on the Riviera. They are stopping in Juan - Ies - Pians, one of tne small fashionable resort towns bordering the Mediterranean ... Lovely, lovely land. Mrs. Alice B. Smith, Plttsburgher of pioneer stock, has reached Los Angeles, where she'll make her home with daughter Mary Clay and her family. Before she left for the West, she visited son. Dr. J. Shepard Smith, and wife, Cathy, in Phllly . . . Well! See where John Leslie and The Debs Introduced Frances Reckling's newest hit tune, I m Afraid of You," which has had an utterly mad arrange ment made by Luther Henderson . . . who, by the by, plays for the gorgeous Lena Home. And is that de - lovely going to Europe soon??? Things to Talk About .. . Lake. Charles' (La.) Marion Jones Powell posts that instead of going to the dental meet in Detroit, she took in the tennis tourna ment at Tuskegee. Her buddy from back home in Bawston, Odessa Barrows, was were ana tney naa ote - nome weex. Said they saw Hazel Chapman McCoy Barrow and chatted with John B. Garrett, both former Beantowners . . . The Liggins Moores, Llggins Jr., and her mater, Mrs. D. W. Byers of Detroit, motored to Cincy and Pochontas, va, for a family reunion, hear tell. En route home, they slid to KnoxvWe and DeekCee all of which made for a sweU vacation. x: ss' i i A NEW SERVICEMEN'S CLUB Recently converted to serve as a servicemen's club in Kobe, Japan, was the Tomadachi Red Cross Club. Present at ttib ceremony was Brigadier General Robert W. Crichlow, commanding general of the Kobe Base, who received the club for the Army's Special Services Division. General Crichlow accepted the recreational facility from Miss Vera Ruffin of Selma, Ala., retiring Red Cross supervisor of the club, and Miss Mary Lane of Clarksburg, W. Vaj, Red Cross field director for Southern Honshu. Shown above, from left to right areb Miss Gladys Martin, Topeka, Kan., now manager of the Servicemen's Club; Miss Margaret Miller, Dallas, Texas, assistant command hostess for the Eighth Army; General Crichlow, Miss Lane and Miss Ruffin. U. S. Army Photo. Schools Now Open for Negro Girls Trainin WASHINGTON (ANP) More than 40,000 professional nurses are needed to fill present vacancies in the United States, according to Surgeon General Thomas Parran of the II. S. Public Health service. There are now about 360 jobs for nurses in this coun try, with only 318,000 active professional nurses to fill them. Of this number only 8,000 are Negro graduate nurses. Hurray! Tou are off to Cleveland and the season's biggest sports event the Wllberforce - Kentucky State football game next Saturday, Oct. . ; The Courier family will come from far and near to inject life and spice into a jsreek - end packed with fun - filled activity. To partici pate in the gaiety, fully relaxed, you will want to be free of all unnecessary clothing problems. In planning the week - end, the many times tried axiom, "minimum clothes for maximum fun," proves no less effective. Packing and pressing take from time that could be used for play. Tweed, the sturdy stalwart, seldom needs pressing and is an accepted travel and sports fabric. It has recently moved into a high spot for night wear. THE FREE AND EASY LOOK For the free and easy look, the tweed suit in oatmeal color, with long skirt, impressed pleats and short jacket, rates as a winner. Reminiscent of your college days, or in keeping with present campus fashions, is the silk square, tied carelessly around the neck. The bag on the shoulder is filled with your favorite cosmetics and your hands are free to carry coat and gloves to protect .you against chilly Lake Erie breezes. After the game, . you quickly bathe and hurriedly dress for the gaiety Clevelanders and The Cou - rierities have plannea. ir you use unusual combinations, a daring one is satin, tweed and wool for eve - : pi - f z - 5 y - - 4 ; AV.V.V BEFORE AND AFTER THE GAME Before and durinr ine Koine, uie buuu i. xuutuau xlu, icmmuie vaneiv. will ning. wear the suit - skirt highly 8port this swank oatmeal color tweed suit, which cad be nHth utln Mom and WOOl 1 ixt. a.1 M - coverea wiua me iut jacket, uuw swung uver me arm. The silk square tied carelessly about the neck is by Dear Dairy, cost $3.00. After the game, you sport a glitterj hood, draped and enriched with a pin, and a satin - bloust Blouse is by Caryl Lee, $4.00 ... hood from Specialty House, $o.uu . . .! siuT - aDoui flavored with satin blouse and wool hood decked with seauins. The hood is draped cowl effect and enriched with pin of atomic brilliance. A heavy link bracelet and short gloves will make you a scene - stealer. Have fun, catch a new guy, or keep your steady! Happy week - end! Invitations are out for the inaugural ceremony which will induct Charles S. Johnson into the presidency of Fisk University. We hope to oe there. - WeO, and still It goes on . . . We mean that long and short skirt business. This week, we have a post from "The International Brotherhood of Friendly Wolves," headed by SgL B. Lorenzo Thomas Jr. "The Great Howl" himself! Sergeant (Great Howl) Thomas . says that when the issue of long and short skirts came up, he called a meeting with the local wolves (there are 200 in that chapter and not a married one around! Oh, hewing to Betsy, where are all those single girls who are looking for single men!) and the final ultimatum was that if women change Into those long prehlstorie things, the boys win stop howling ... and some 200 angels wiU be without men! Furthermore, he says, "All the women dont have to follow the old sisters of the Eighteenth Century . . They can continue to wear what they have on hand now ... We wish to howl for a while longer!" Speaking of soldier and men military . . . during the war . . . the latter part of it, we received the nicest long letter, signed individually by each member of the Twenty - third Special Naval Construction Battalion of the Sea Bees. Headed by Boston's Percy H. Steele, the fel lows voted our column "beat." (Oh, go on, you say that to all lady columnists j ... and we wonder now where some of these chaps are ... Finstance Langhonre H. Whiting of New York . . . Howard C. Kllgo.of Cleveland . . . Leon Taylor of Akron . . . R. W. Kinney of Chicago ... John Lawrence of' Charleston, S. C. . . . James Leroy of Baltimore ... James D. Lucas of Herndon, Va. ... Thomas V. Ross of Phllly . . . H. B. Taylor of Birmingham, Ala. . . . Alfred Jackson of North Little Rock, Ark. . . . Eddie W. Talbert of Atlanta, Ga. , Albert Norma of Detroit . . . J. C. Nexart of Houston, Texas . Yancey P. Weaver of Louisville, Ky. . . . Richard Longstreet of Los Angeles ... John E. Billard of New Orleans . . . James Floyd Jones of Jersey City . - . Edward R. Strother of Oakland, Calif. . . . James Mason of Nashville, Tenn. . . .Willie C. Jones of Wichita, Kans. Charlie Cohen of Miami, Fla. . . . L. H. Whiting and R. O. Thomas of New York . . . By the time we wrote them, they had moved on and the letter came back . . . but we saved their letter for posterity ... so that when things look sort of gloomy here in the office, we can take It out and re - read it and remember that some of the guys who helped us keep safe and sane through a world conflict, took time out to send us a bouquet while we could smell it! . In and Around Pittsburgh ... Whafs happening In our town right now? . . . Well, Marilyn Ed - wma Broad us, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Broad us, Is oft to KnoxvOle College ... Sophia Phillips left last week for West Virginia State College where she'll teach English ... Mrs. Evory Baldwin of Detroit Is visiting her cousin, Lew Harrington, and his wife of Craf - . ton ... Dr. and Mrs. W. Roderick Brown, with their house guests, Dr. Thelxna Patten Law and daughter of Texas, spent some time in Glen Cove, Long Island,, with Dorothy Reed and her family. And Belle and Herbert Miller entertained for them with a lawn party Elisabeth (Sis) Green, one of this town's most popular gels, is out of uniform (Red Cross) agajh and is home for good, she sex. Mrs. Leonard M. Lister and her mother, Mrs. T. C. Bledsoe of San Antonio and Tyler, Tex, respectively, - are visiting Mrs. Janle Garland hereabouts and having a whale of a time. Mrs. Lister Is national proxy of the Dental Auxiliary and, of course, went Oe Detroit to function In that capacity during the recent confab. ... George W. Cox, vice proxy of the North Carolina Mutual, and hla eligible son, were in town last week. Hear tell via him, that C C Spanldmg wiU be here on Oct. 10 . . . Vera Ramos Keeland, of Boston, Is in New Kensington, week - lug with sister, Ethel, and brother - in - law. Dr. Chester IC Harris. Attractive Louise Johnson of here, said marriage vows last week m xvaanviue, Tenn, with aunties Teenie Woodson Jones and Bommie Woodson 8need on .hand for the ceremonies . . . Art Carter of the Afro - American, was in town last week with Jackie Robinson wno continues to be a swell unassuming guy In spite of all the huzzahs. Hear tell that Thelma McKnlght of Philadelohia was hostess to Dee Ces's Bernice Thomas and Eula Trigg . . . both top flight hostesses In their town ... when they visited the Quaker City ... with Tommi Amonettl (Mrs. George A.) entertained for them lust before they left for home . . . Mrs. - Steve Williams of Cleveland, Ohio. ; has neon nouse guest or Mr. ana sirs, cnsxies Roland of Dee Cee, and wnue tnere, tooa in tne wedding or Audrey Cole, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. 8. J. Cole .x. . Already Catherine Smith of Phttly is Inviting guecta zor next summer . . . with ner new summer home, now - in taa process 01 recuon ... as tne center of attraction, xou can . bet well be there. ! . We see by the papers that glamorous Mrs. Ethel Sissle gained the custody ef her lovely children ... and we eoojdn't be happier for any mother thasi we are for her. We happen to know that It has been a tough siege for - her, being parted from her balnea . . .. Because she Is pretty and talented, doesn't mean thai she hasn't the same amount of mother love that lies In every mother's heart .. . We often give credit to plain people which 'we dont give to the handsome ... feeling that handsome people maybe don't need It. Bat they do . . . they need credit and attention and devotion as well as anyone else ... 80 we ' Ktve credit to pretty gtrL Ethel Sissle, for ahvr being a mother During the war years the cadet nurses performed an outstanaing service to the medical profession. Large numbers were admitted to the cadet nurse corps annually, with 1944 being the peak . period when 67,000 nurses belonged to the corps. The exact number of Ne gro cadet nurses included in this figure was unknown, but it was! estimated that less than 2 per cent were Negroes. PUTTING ON DRIVE Now that the cadet nurse pro gram has terminated, hospitals are putting on special drives for the recruitment of practical nurses. There were 400,000 practical nurses in this country in 1940, accord ing to the census of that year, less than 13,000 of whom were colered. Medical authorities are hoping that fewer women will enter the professional nurse training and more will go into training as prac tical nurses. In citing the reasons for the shortage of. nurses in this country today, Mrs. Elmira Bears Wicken - den, executive secretary of the National Nursing Council, said that marriage was the main factor in causing nurses to leave the pro fession. Since the war, many of the young women are marrying and making homes for themselves; and many who already had homes but left them to go back into the profession during the war are now re turning to their homes. Long working hours was another factor mentioned, although it was pointed out that the eight - hour day is becoming more and more prevalent. Inadequate salaries were mentioned as one of the causes of the nursing shortage. SCHOOLS LIMITED It was generally agreed that the lack of interest on the part of Negro girls to enter the nursing pro fession is due to the limited num ber of schools in which they might obtain - training and the limited number of job opportunities open to them upon graduation. Mrs. Wlckenden said that nine accredited nurse training schools in Massachusetts now include Ne gro students. To her knowledge. there are about thirty - eight schools throughout the country which are now Integrating Negro practical nurses. In regard to job opportunities for colored practical nurses, she point ed out that Michigan is experimenting on integrated staffs in the hospitals of that State, and it is hoped that the program win ex pand to other States. In reply to the question on seg regated policies of these prospec tive Federal financed hospitals, the surgeon general said that the law demands that each State make available hospital facilities for all the people of j the State. But the act deals only j with physical facili ties and has no jurisdiction to the personnel employed. He made it clear that the discriminatory prac tices depend upon the local poli cies. I END JIM CROW IN WASHINGTON Back From' ,Chif NEW: ORLEANS Back home after an enjoyable vacation in Chicago, is Junius B. Mills Jr., eldest son of Mrs. Alberta Mills, 684 North Prieur Street. 1 , vsv fi ENGAGED Dr. John E. Murrell of Cleveland, Ohio, has announced the engagement of his daughter, Marilyn Enid, to Arthur Leslie Vance, the son of Charles W. Vance of New Orleans. Miss Murrell is a 1949 candidate for a master's degree at the Western Reserve School of Applied Science, and her fiance will finish his pre - law course at Kent State in the same year. No date has yet been set for the wedding. Pho - toby Edmondson. ........... v DOMANCEj : Incorporated : : o I : : i? katrina : The Stars Say,.. By JEAN TOLIVER Direct all communications to The Pittsburgh Courier, Box 1828. Pittsburgh. Pa. t rr s . t . rviusic Critics jf raise Aniae GambleJ Pianist CHARLESTON, W. Va. Music lovers of Charleston were delighted Sunday afternoon, Sept. 7, when Anne L. Gamble presented ninno recital sDonsored by the West End Gleaners Club of the First Baptist Church. EDITOR'S NOTE The newest feature for The Courier brings astrology and its prophecies to you weekly, as compiled by Jean Toliver. The general horoscope is dated a week ahead so that all readers may benefit by the information. All communications may be addressed to Jean Toliver at The Courier, Box 18tS, Pittsburgh 30, Pa. Included on her program for the afternoon were the following selections? three Bach chorale transcriptions Awake, the Voice Commands; Jesus, Joy of Man's Le - siring, and Jesus Christ, Son of God. The Mozart Rondo in D; Sonata in G Minor; Opus 22, by Schumann; Pavane by Ravel; Debussy's Reflectlo ,is on the Water, and Prelude in A Minor; Etude in D Flat by Liszt; The Lady and the Nightingale, by Granados, and finally, the Chopin Polonaise in A flat Bayard F. Ennis, music critic for The Charleston Gazette, com - Srad ta four lor tmbtana te Katrina. car. of Th. Court t J Dar Folks: W.'v. had to stop printin Katrina becaus. w. ar. so far behind in answarlng tn. letter, already sent In. Don't despair. all of you i who bar. written In . . . w. will set around' to answering all of you tn time. But don't forest your dim. to cover mailing coats. We'll five you Just a few today, from our long Ust . of lonely folk. C. A. la fifty - nine year, old and la lonely. B. live. In Iflsaouri. has been married and would like to know a good woman between 35 and 40. L A. U Interested in pen pals (stria - between eighteen and twenty - three. W. S. U forty, lonely and would like pen pals about thirty year, old . . among you ladles. Mrs. 1C B. W. Is a widow, age forty one, wno teaehea school In Michigan. She play, a good game of tennis, and likes horseback riding. She says, "I always tell th. fellows that 1 look much younger than lorry - one ... and have no money and no children." Sept. 27. Keep from people that over - stimulate you. Inclinations to rush andor take unreasonable chances can start - you out wrong. Be consistent. Gem: onyx. Color: mahogany. sept. zs. concentrate on some problem which might be solved in - tuitionally. Not a glamorous day but things that go deep Into the heart and home are honored. Re member God desires homage at all times. Gem: diamond. Color: old gold. . Sept. 29. Just remember not to be too self - centered nor entertain foolish notions, and today can be fruitful - Don't get upset because of - reverses. Fight with work; rather than talk. Gem: cameo. Color: silver. Sept. 30. The firm and well ad justed make forceful decisions, yet; inflexibility can. make trouble if based on stubbornesju Laugh, praise often. Critisize seldom. Gem: ruby. Color: garnet. Oct. 1. Beware of quarrels and accidents. Be up and doing so the fortunate activities of the morning will find you In line for your share. Go ahead with your plans and projects. Gem: aquamarine. Color: gray. Oct. 2. Take care in dealing with women and the public Go slow as you will tire easily if hard work is carried to1 extremes. Self - will is evident; making people less flexible. Gem: chysolite.; Color: pink. ' I Oct. 3. - Physical work Is much more effective during this .time than trying to think things out on any matter of importance. Luck in cards and love too; but, care lest luck is wasted frivolously or the affection, wasted, on unworthy objects. Gem: moss - agate. Color blue. Gini!lV0r.QGn!TnVTOISIFY0irRE : On 'CERTAIfl DAYS' of Th Month! Do female ftmctloxuhl monthly rU - turbance make you feel nervous, fidgety, cranky tired and 'dragged out' at such times? Then a try Lydla E. Pinkhama Vegetable Compound to relieve such symptoms. It's famous for this purpose! Taken regularly Pin sham's Compound helps build up resistance against such distress. And that's the kind of product you should buy. Thousands have reported benefit t WortA trying. VOOSTADLO COMPOUND . I .,S!ftw.v ssmtf - fff - iM ' C - ' t, - ? ', ' if yr - 4 " ) j if , v. ,,u,i?1 fc - i j 'v ' 'J I - . s : . - ; - i L. GAMBLE r - v : ments on the recital as rouowsj. 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