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PORTLAND, Nov. 20— Man’s
quest for knowledge doesn’t cease
with his entry into the service, as
evidenced by the organization of a
school emphasizing the three ‘R’s’
By TED YATES
which is being conducted daily at
the PQrtland Army Air Base for
R s l t f d sjtcluttvily by t h , IN DEPENDENT PRESS SERVICE, 4 * W t s t 4 t t h S t., N t w . Y t r k 19 , N. Y.
the benefit of the men whose edu
cational advantages have been lim
C on sider th e S o u rce . . .
Lt. Rose E lliott, A.N.C., w rites from India, that there’s no color line ited. The program, under the super
when a soldier calls for a nurse. Both W hite and Black nurses serve vision of Mr, Edwin S. Hill, Educa
side by side . . . Who said anything about Dewey weather, Fala? Any tional and Recreation Director of
way, I hitched my wagon to a star, Mr. FDR . . . W e were glad to
learn that the unit headlined by Alberta Hunter arrived safe at their Squadron C, is based on a form of
education, using flash
designated point in a war zone . . . and, folks are saying that all that v i s u a l
chatter about Congressman Adam C. Powell was m erely another smear cards, word puzzles and number
campaign that got nowhere fast.
Prime immediate objective of the
course is to equip the men with
sufficient education to conduct
their own correspondence and de
rive the advantage and pleasure of
reading. The classes are conducted
in groups of eight to ten men each,
i Class is held for one hour each
| day, five days per week. So far, 48
men have been taught to read and
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A lb e r t«
L t . Elliott
write and many others are avail
One of the best jobs performed during the campaign was the one ing themselves of this opportunity.
by the FDR “ Bahdwagon” group. A handshake to Rollin Smith, Mary
The training aides are furnished
Lou Williams, Jack DeMerchant and Laura Duncan— from the collim by Special Services Branch of the
. . . Ella Fitzgerald’s contract at the Cafe Zanzibar has been renewed
and will extend to the end of this month, for which goody-goody! . . . War Department. The instructees
Most of the celebrities have someone to “pass on” their autograph, but assemble at an appointed time and
not Lena Horne, who spends her time between shows doing just that place during their off-duty hours
. . . “ Hot Lips” Page set for a tour of theatres and one-night dance
dates. Page’s waxing of “Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good To You” (Savoy) and apply themselves
is a honeyl
Mr. Hill states that the groups re
sponse is good and individual pro
oA store is known
company it keeps
M a ry Lou
Trombonist-arranger Trummy Young's Sunday jam session s at Lincoln
Square Center are recommended by your man-about-town . . . Sotto
voce: Louis (Journal-American) Sobol, that was very nice of you. I’ll
do the same for you som eday—and, soon . . . Gladys Bentley has swing
alley Tondeleyo-consclous . . . The Deep River Boys, headed by George
Lawson, were one of the highlights of the Hall of Fame radio program
with Paul W hiteman, Frank Sinatra and Phil Baker. They are easy on
the ears . . . Lovely Jean Parks and her All-Girl Orchestra thrilled
New Jerseyites in Laurel Garden at Newark last Satiddy nite. The
band's been acclaim ed a four-star hit!
Erskine Hawkins, romping at the Plantation Club in Los Angeles,
wires he "got well” with the Election. He’s not by himself . . . Duke
Ellington concert at Carnegie Hall on December 19 . . . Aside to Jack
Walker: Write Roi Ottley, War Correspondent, Pro. Hqts., Etousa,
A.P.O. 887, Care P.M., New York, N. Y. . . . Albinnie Jones a sensation
at Maurrain’s . . . William Y. Bell, Jr., Southern Field Director, is
doing a fine job In Atlanta, Ga. and surrounding area . . . Jeri Smith,
the exponent of “swinging the classics”, will appear in her own concert
at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, February 10 . . . Daisye Y. Anderson
recovering from recent illness.
Several hundred men and women
are needed by the postoffice de
partment for extra employment
during the holiday season.
Men and women may be employ
ed full time, eight hours per day,
if they are able to present certifi
cates of availability; or for periods
of two to four hours without re
gard to certificates of availability,
if work is supplemental to em
ployes’ principal work.
Compensation amounts to 74 3/4
cents per hour for work between
6 a. m. and 6 p. m. and 81 cents
per hour between 6 p. m. and 6 a.
m. Work will begin the first week
in December and will continue
throughout the month.
Interested persons should make
application immediately at the per
sonnel office, room 225, postoffice
building, N. W. Broadway and Gli-
san street, or at the office in the
United States civil service commis
sion, 201 Guardian Building, Port
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Portland’s Only Negro Dentist
ROBERT N. JOYNER, JR., M. D.
Physician and Surgeon
Offices: 1415 N. Williams Ave.
VErmont 4404 or BEacon 3181
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6 N. Tillamook Street
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Recordings of two songs by Negro composers to be used in the Sixth
War Loan Drive, which begins November 20, have been made by the
Radio Division of the War Finance Division. These songs are “The
War Bond Man,” by Andy Razaf, which is sung by Frank Sinatra, and
"That’s Why I Buy War Bonds,” by J. Rosamond Johnson and Andy
Razaf, and sung by Bob Hannon. Messrs. Johnson and Razaf (left to
right) are outstanding composers of popular music.
— War finance Division Photo» from OXVt
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