The New York Age from New York, New York on October 4, 1958 · Page 12
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The New York Age from New York, New York · Page 12

New York, New York
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Saturday, October 4, 1958
Page 12
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c c O w o PS w REGiSTF: r A ' - tMi$ 1 , v v" - ( . ; J THE BIG MOMENT Customers and friends ore shown at Berkley's spacious bargain store at 523 W. 125th Street, last week for the prize drawing to determine the winner of a 17 - inch television set. Bernice Greene, one of the courteous salesladies is shown drawing the lucky number as M. H. Jefferbaom, Manager, looks on. C. A. Fletcher of 521 Manhattan Avenue was the winner in the exciting prize event. Ministers AsIc Transit Board To Add Sunday Bus Service Representatives of the Brooklyn - Long Island Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance met with Col. James B. Edmunds, General Superintendant of Surface Transportation Friday to discuss renewing Sunday Fulton Street bus services. The Alliance also asked uiat the transportation authority con sider renewing Sunday bus service on Ralph, Gates and Pulman ave. The Ministerial group, headed by The Rev. Simpson Turner, supported their request with a survey which indicated that such services were needed Sundays on Fulton St. to service the many churches in the vicinity. They contend that people are remaining at home rather than attend services because of poor transportation service. 30,95 Potential Riders The Alliance said that of the 84 Churches in the Fulton St. area with a membership of 44,800, there were 30,956 potential bus riders. Col. Edmunds and Thomas J. McLermon, General Manager of the New York City Transportation Authority assured the representatives of the Alliance that if, after a survey of the area is taken, the report indicates that there is a possibility that renewing the bus system on Fulton St. or the others will be self Sustaining, they "will be renewed. However, if they find otherwise, It will not be recommended that buses be added. The budget of the Transportation Authority cannot add another L.I.U. Builds Dorm Long Island University breaks ground Wednesday of this week for a sixteen - story, $3,240,000 residence hall the first building to rise in the development of a sew campus in downtown Brooklyn. The residence . hall, which will be one of the tallest in the nation, will occupy a site of approximately 12,000 square feet on Hudson Ave., between Wiloughby and Lafayette St., near the approach to the Manhattan Bridge. It is being financed through a College Housing Loan from the Federal Government's Housing and Home finance Agency. It A f . .' .v'v." deficit operation, said Col. Ed munds. Other attending the meeting were: Dr. Sandy Ray, Corner stone Baptist; The Rev. W.J. Cul - len, St Peter Claver; Lloyd Peterson, Secretary of New York City Transportation Authority, and City Councilman J. Daniel Diggs. Ensign Fennell's Kites Held in BIdyn. Church Shortly after his graduation with top honors from the Annapolis Naval Academy in June this year, 21 - year - old Ensign George M. Fennell, Jr., commenting on a Negro's future in the Navy, declared: Like so many other places people are going to watch you more closely because you are a Negro. But it's up to the individual to show his stuff. If he comes through good. If he doesn't, that's too bad." On Sunday, Sept. 21, the Navy announced the death of Ensign Fennell in a plane crash during a training flight at the Naval air - base .in Pensacola, Florida. He died in the service of his country. He had "shown his stuff." Military Honors A military funeral for the Broklyn Ensign was held Thursday afternoon at the Long Island National Cemetery at Pine Lawn The following Sunday, a memorial service was held for him at the Siloam Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn has set up a Citizenship Award in his name at the four schools he attended before entering the Navy. They are The Brooklyn Tech, P.S. 45 - 47 - 42. Brooklyn Tech Grad The late Ensign's naval career began immediately after his graduation with honor from Brooklyn Technical High School in 1954. He reported to Annapolis and graduated with distinction from the Academy last June. He capped Bklyn. NAACP to Honor W.C. Handy The Cultural Committee of the NAACP, Brooklyn Branch, pre sents a program in tribute to the late W.C. Handy Sunday, Oct 5, in the concert hall of Siloam Presbyterian Church, Marcy and Jefferson Aves., Brooklyn. - Featured on the program will be Miss Ruby Dee, who has ap peared in such movies as "The Globetrotters," "The Jackie Robinson Story," and more re cently in "The St Louis Blues." Also on the program is Lofton Mitchell, recent winner of the Guggenheim award for playwrit - ing, and author of the play, "Land Beyond the River," and "guitarist Rector Bailey. Tickets are available at the Brooklyn branch NAACP, 1239 Bedford Ave. Location Unit Seeks Crump The Family Location Service, a social work non - profit legal aid agency, is anxious to communi cate with Robert Lee Crump, on a matter of urgent importance to himself. Crump, a native of Durham, N.C., was born on May 5, 1921. He is 6 ft., or 6 ft. - 2 in. tall. weighs 160 pounds, has black hair, brown eyes, wears a mustache, has two top gold teeth, may work as a truck driver. Anyone aware of this man's present whereabouts is requested to communicate with the Family Loca tion Service, 31 Union Sq., New York 3, N.Y. Ensign Fennell, Jr. his scholastic record there, by winning the Jack Cobb Moore Award for attaining highest marks for the course in naval aviation. On August 10 be was assigned with other classmates to Pensacola, Florida to begin training as a Navy flier. His Last Letter Writing to his parents the day before - bis death, young Fennell IT SAYS HERE By CHARLES Newly Unclassified Material Since the New York City Board of Education has admitted its schools are segregated, claiming there's nothing the board can do about it, can Faubus' Little Rock tactics be his opening gun in a campaign to become New York's Superintendent of Schools? A lot of people MUST want to know. Odd thing about the school integration picture. Some Negroes don't believe white folks are ready to go to school with them. la Virginia last week, some small town Negroes were whipped at the polls into acceptance of school integration by a coalition of the NAACP and white voters. The home folks didn't want their kids to mix. Meanwhile in Richmond, the capital of Virginia, Gov. J. Lindsay Almond, Jr., released the contents of a letter sent to him by a Tennessean. The letter writer, not otherwise identified, implored the governor to keep Charlottesville, Va., schools segregated. "His grandfather was buried there," said the letter writer. Noted without comment. According to J. Edgar Hoover, 1958 will be the worst serious crime year in history, If the present trend continues. Except for aggravated assault and murder, which have declined slightly, all serious crime categories are going up. Based on a 28 - year study, Hoover released the grim facts last week. Our favorite title" of the week is "Most Puissant Sovereign Grand Commander of the United Supreme Council, 33rd degree, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, U - S - A, Prince Hall affiliation." The title belongs to Dr. Willard W. Allen, who announced that his group's annual con vocation will be held in Washington Oct 18 - 20. Ameag New York's delegates will be James A. Jackson, the order's Grand Historian. Included on the national report is news that I. D. Thorn Dson of Bolivar County, Miss., has been named "County Agent of the Year" by his "fellow colored agents" The quotes belong to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which released the information. The Department said Thompson, who helps Negro farmers in Mississippi earn more money, earned his recognition on the basis of more than a dozen outstanding achievements. What gets us about the item about the same time front the Board.' Reporting on the average income last year of every man, woman and child in the United States, the board identified Mississippi as the poorest state. The average income there was $958. What we would like to know Is how much farther from the national average of $2,027 would Mississippi have been, were it not for like I. D. Thompson and The Commission on Civil Rights has appointed Advisory Committees for two more states, bringing the total of states with such committee to 17. Newest to join Heading the Colorado committee is Wendell A. Peters of Denver, legal counsel for the Denver Branch and the Colorado State Conference of the NAACP. Peters qualified for the job when he initiated oppostion before the Denver City Council to discriminatory planning of subdivisions in Denver. Result was an ordinance banning the practice. The United States was offered aid in routing Communist and Egyptian attempts to dominate new Negro nations in Africa 'last week. The procedure came from Chief Obafemi Awolowo of Western Nigeria, whose nation becomes independent of Great Britain) in 1960. He said his country wants to help form a pro - Western federation of central African nations which will oppose Egyptian . President Nasser's drive to expand throughout Africa. What his country wants in return. Chief Awolowo told a London press conference, is U. S. help in conquering poverty, ignorance and disease and la developing industry and agriculture. The South's governors last week failed to conquer their gun shyness with regard to statements on race relations. Meeting in Lexington, Ky., they refused to issue a joint statement on racial matters when presentel a resolution by Maryland's Gov. McKeldin. What McKeldin asked was that the governors agree "to work con stantly toward compliance with the Supreme Court s desegregation decision. The resolution got one vote McKeldin's. In the added intelligence department is a note the New York Teachers Guild is host to 200 fellow trade unionists Saturday at the Hotel Astor. Richard Fairish, one of Harlem's favorite teachers, chairs a discussion during the meeting on racial and ethnic integration. explained that in another nine weeks his training period would be over and be was anticipating an easier pace - during those weeks. This last letter from a boy to his mom and dad was found in bis quarters after his tragic accident and forwarded to the parents. They received tt the HERNDON is another which cot here at National Industrial Conference his fellow colored agents." the fold are Kansas and Colorado. day after their boy's funeral. His parents are George Fen - , nell, retired employe - of the American Casualty Co. in Manhattan, and his mother Evelyn, a teacher at P.S. 20 at Adelphi and Willougbby in Brooklyn. They reside at 557 Franklin Ave, Bkyln.

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