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Labor Parly Betrays Colored Worker
In Backing British Imperialism
LONDON — (ANP) — Premier
Atlee’s labor party has definitely
betrayed colored colonial work
ers by backing British imperial
Indian leaders do not conceal
their bitterness nor disgust at
the present government’s attitude
This is also true of Moslem and
Arab leaders. They realize that
like the strikers in Britain and
the United States they will have
to fight for justice.
The failure of the labor govern
ment to implement its pledges
and the cynical disregard of all
that was supposed to be implicit
in socialist philosophy has done
incalcuable harm to the British
people throughout the world and
particularly among colored peo
ples of the world. In fact, nobody
in Europe, North and South
America trusts Britain.
Our attempts to support the
corrupt colonial empires of Por
tugal, Belgium, France and Hol
land by the use of white and
colored troops, bombing planes
and warships have been univers
ally interpreted as merely an ef
fort to prop up our own empire,
which is the only base upon
which the obsolete and rotten co
lonial empire system could exist.
The British colonial system does
not have the support of Russia
THOMAS VISITS PARIS
(Continued from Page 2.)
and dance hall were all in sepa
rate rooms while at Potomac they
were all in one large area. A
suggestion regarding enforcement
of minimum standards has been
made to the administrative staff
and should have results.
“Aside from this physically in
adequate and geographically un
desirable located unit, every other
experience in Paris and with Red
Cross officials has been most re
freshing and satisfying. In spite
of the long years of war and the
evidence of privation and depri
vation everywhere, Paris is still
the playground that it was, and
its night life still characteristi
cally unique. It is good to be
While Mr. Thomas did not men
tion it, observers here remarked
that it seemed odd that most of
the Negro soldiers seemed to pre
fer to congregate in the Negro
clubs. Even Negro officers who
were supposed not to use the
same facilities as enlisted men,
went to the Negro clubs and in
many instances insisted upon re
maining though it was bad for
the morale of the men who soon
got so they disregarded the rank
of the officers.
The officer’s clubs in the down
town district were in swanky
hotels and beautiful locations. A
few colored officers, feeling the
necessity of upholding the prin
ciple involved, frequented the
downtown clubs and took advant
age of every facility they offer
ed but they were in the minority.
Endeavoring to exclude the o f
ficers who seemed to prefer the
separate clubs was only one of
the headaches which the efficient
colored Red Cross club directors
had to combat.
| nor the United States.
Britain hopes to hold the east
ern empires together until she
can fortify Africa and retire to
that vast base, without having
learned the lesson about the fu
tility of staying the “tide" at
The Singapore les
son showed that unless the peo
pies’ roots are in the ground of
the base it is useless. The roots
of colored peoples are not in the
new white African base any more
than they were in the old bases
Not even the British people
are told about the secret arming
and fortification of the vast Afri
can continent. Since you cannot
Africans, Asiatics and foreign ob
servers know every move. The
invention of the atomic bomb has
not caused Britain to revise its
military preparations. There is
no alternative for British imper
ialism, regardless of the atomic
bomb, which an American sen
ator said will cause cities to be
built 500 feet below the earth,
except the rising tides of color
and world enlightenment.
It is clear that the present
government cannot last long un
der the combined attacks of col
ored folk inside and outside the
empires, world trades unionism
and the rest of the allied nations.
Non-cooperation with the British
government by any of the power
ful three would bring the British
to the verge of starvation and
f(- A LV. * V to submit to any terms.
Backed by the federation of
world trade unions, the Interna
tional Labor organization and
other liberal and progressive
forces, the colored peoples of the
world are rising. We whites will
do well to pause and heed the
story of the little Negro boy,
Richard Wright, who showed the
way to cooperation between col
ored folks and whites.
There is no reason why workers
living in dependent or colonial
areas should not have collective
bargaining machinery, should not
have equal pay for equal work
irrespective of race, religion or
sex, one day off every week and
12 days annual paid holiday.
A government that betrays the
principles of democracy should be
discarded. Colonial workers have
been betrayed by Atlee’s Labor
party government, which has con
sistently backed British imperial
Kelly and Green Clash
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A s s u c la t e d N e w * p u p e r » - W N U F e a t u r e »
By NANCY PEPPER
What’s your favorite dish when
you're cutting up at the Casbah—
when you’ re mak
talk at the
m a r b l e slab?
What we mean
is, what do you
order a! the cor
n er s o d a f o u n
waistline with a
lemon fizz or do
you crave these
Triple Threat—Three balls of as
sorted ice cream each one dripping
with another kind of goo. The com
binations are gruesome.
Horse's Neck—That’ s what you
ask for when you want a coke with
ice cream. Ever try root beer with
ice cream ? Lush Mush!
Maiden's Delight or Epicure Spe
cial—You have two names for this
concoction, but we call it “ Anything
Goes.” The idea is for the soda
fountain Jerker to use his own imagi
Dusty Miller—Chocolate marsh
mallow sundae with malt sprinkled
on the top.
Telephone Special — That’ s one
name for vanilla cream, chocolate
syrup, marshmallow and peanuts.
Forbidden Fruit — Balls of Ice
cream with different kinds of fruit
When she telephones you early—
As soon as it is light—
And cannot wait to ask you,
“ Did you have fun last night?”
If you try to change the subject
With “ Oh, it was all right,”
And don’ t even want to know
If she had fun last night—
(YOU DIDN’T !)
TRIXIE TEEN SAYS —
Don't think you’re the only teen who's
been nursing ambitions to be a movie
star, a radio actress or a singer with u
band. No harm building castles in the
uir. But, just in cuse those castles never
com e down to earth, you'd better be dig
ging the foundation now for a more
practical bungalow. Clicking a type
writer or selling behind the counter
may not be your idea of glamour, but
they’ll certainly tide you over until the
Talent Scout finds you. And—find you,
he will — providing, o f course, you have
T ak e M q W o r d
For It 1
"a quaking.’ ’ First choice: TREM-
er. Second choice: TREE-m er.
P A G E
By Ann Morrison and
By FRANK COLBY
CHICAGO — (ANP) — Gov.
Dwight Green and Mayor Edward
J. Kelly clashed last week on city
plans to use state slum clearance
Overheard on a news broadcast:
funds to salvage local slum areas.
Gov. Green backed the right of "Tw ice within a few minutes the
town was shaken by a ‘trembler.’ ”
private enterprise to do the job
A "trem bler” is one who trem
while Mayor Kelly backed im bles. There is no such word de
mediate action based upon the scribing an earthquake. The cor
need of the people through his rect word is temblor. It is from
the Spanish phrase, temblor de
Chicago Housing authority.
The two clashed because the tierra, meaning "earthquake.”
The accent falls on the second
mayor plans to use the funds to
syllable, which rhymes with "m ore,
erect three large housing projects pore.” Say: tem-BLORE.
in the vast south side section
An earthquake is often referred
where more than 300,000 Negro to as a tremor, from the Latin word
of the same spelling, and meaning
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Freshman girls at Tuskegee institute get ready for the annual get-acquainted dance in Logan hall.
Shown in the above picture, first row, left to right are: Maxine Pippen, Birmingham; Doris Craw
ford, Birmingham; Ginger Guy. Redlands. Cal.; Pinkie Lois Morris. Greenville. Miss..- Velma Jean
Colbert. Brimingham; Doris Mays, Birmingham, and Lois Holliday, Birmingham. Second row. left
to right: Marian Jamerson, Columbus, Ga.; Lillian Grace. Birmingham; Meadow L. Jackson. Fort
Worth. Teas; Henretla Jordan, Musogee. Okla.; Melbe Bell, Detroit; Lilliam Green. Birmingham;
Selna Thomas, Beaumont, Tex., and Azalie Savage. Fedville, Ark.
Criticize Conduct of U. S. Health
Personnel Sent to Liberia
MONROVIA— (ANP) — Consid
erable criticism is being leveled
at members of the United States
Health mission sent here to sup
ervise the setting up of a public
health program for Liberia. So
acute did the situation become
that local newspapers have pub
lished reports that at the govern
ment hospital operated by the
mission, the patients were being
fed pig’s feet for breakfast, din
ner and supper on several days.
The published charged said that
food was often improperly pre
pared and that patients in some
instances had to get their food
from the outside.
Another charge is that the
beautiful young nurses, most of
whom were recruited from New
York City, behave in an unseem
ing manner in their quarters
which are on the uppermost floor
of the hospital. It is said that
considerable dancing, singing and
revelry goes on in the quarters,
disturbing the patients who are
located just beneath. The music
by radio is relayed to their quar
ters by an amplifier.
The most serious allegation,
however, had to do with the ad
ministrative head, Dr. John B.
West, who resigned a lieutenant
colonelcy in the U. S. army to
assume charge of the public health
mission, said to be a brainchild
The claim has been made that
Dr. West ordered 400 cases of
ammunition imported jnto Li
beria and that during one month
quite a number of the Liberian
workers in the hospital were paid
off in cartridges instead of cash.
Cartridges are easily saleable
here but it is pointed out that
importing the ammunition with
out licese or duty was in direct
with local mer
chants and amounted to unfair
trade practice. According to the
duty which the law prescribes,
it is said that the duty on the
ammunition should have amount
ed to about $4,000. The law
which says that goods must be
imported by permit has been vio
lated according to local complain
ants. The law says that under
such circumstances the g o o d s
must be confiscated and the
guilty person fined.
Dr. West, head of the mission
which consists of several doc
tors, a public health worker, a
number of nurses who came from
the United States, is away from
Liberia at this time. Reports are
that he is back in the United
States for hospitaliation, presum
ably in New York City where
his wife and family are resid
Dr. West has had previous ex
perience in foreign public health
For a brief period
after the close of the last war
he served in Ethiopia in such a
capacity. He has had charge of
the Harlem Public Health clinic
and just before joining the army
medical corps early in the recent
world war, he had served as sup
erintendent of Porvident hos
I N Q U I R E R ' S
P O P U L A R I T Y
C O N T E S T
Capl. McKinnly Yates is now
discharged from the service.
A chilli supper was given at
’I the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Hack-
worth. A m o n g
the h o n o r e d
guests were Rev.
and Mrs. Clark
of the Ht. Hope
Mr s .
Clark’s sister of
Guest of firs.
Rine’s party giv
en at her home reported having
a wonderful time.
Mr. and Mrs. Grant Verdon at
1016 S. 7th St. is a popular couple
among the white race as well as
among other races. Mrs. Verdon
has a lovely personality and is a
natural social leader.
Mr. and Mis. Willie Tunner
who recently married is a very
happy couple. Mrs. Tunner is
an artist at the piano. Mr. Tun
ner is the brother of the famous
boxer, Leo Tunner of Portland.
Bernice Oliver, Reporter.
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The Broadway and Hawthorne Bridges
Were talking across the river.
Said the Broadway to the Hawthorne,
'These peak hours make me shiver.**
“They give me that congested feeling,
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“ (or, say, in the middle of you.)’’
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“ When everyone wants to be moving,
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“ And avoided peak bottle necks.”
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Make V j O O d Lunch
A tomato treat that’s hard to beat
2017 N. E. Williams Av*.
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BY MRS. FLORA L. FAULK
2736 N. E. Rodney Ave.
Portland 12, Oregon
Section tom: toes to within y, inch
from bottom. Mix cottage cheese,
cucum ber and real mayonnaise. Fill
tomatoes. Serve with scallions and
lettuce rolls. The rolls are made
by spreading thinly sliced white
bread with mayonnaise and then
placing a lettuce leaf on each slice.
Sprinkle this with salt and pepper.
Roll up and fasten with a toothpick.
O ccasionally we all have some
leftover rice in the refrigerator, pos
sibly after a chop
suey dinner the
n i g h t before.
brown rice cakes
for lunch, served
with apricot jam
and Rome spinach made delectable
with a cream sauce. There you
have nourishment plus ir addition
to a colorful and contrasting menu.
Is this one in which collage cheese
'Trucks, cars, delivery pick-ups,
‘Trolleys, busses . . . full to the brim,
“ Are stalled because of one breakdown,
“ And the whole blamed thing gets grim.“
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Baptismal Service was held last
Sunday morning for Master Otis
Edison Averett, the seven month
old son of Mr. and Mrs. Otis A v
erett. God-Parents were Mr. and
Mrs. Eugene Coles of Los An
geles, Cal. Owing to the absence
of Mrs. Coles, Mrs. C. Redd stood
as proxy for her as the God
The Sick List
Mrs. S. Golden in the Provi
Miss Geraldine Williams much
better to the good wishes of her
Mr. Henry Myles in the Vet
Mrs. Maxine Mosley showing
Mrs. Anna Bell Harris is much
Inez Matthews who has been better.
drawing wide praise in Chicago
as the alternate Carmen in "Car
men Jones," the all-Negro ver
sion of ihe famous Bizet opera.
She is a talented singer and is
the sister of Eddie Matthews of
radio and concert fame.
Thursday evening, November 8,
the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church
Mr. and Mrs. James Sullivan Missionary Society presented Mr.
are leaving soon for a visit in T. Lloyd Hickman in a rtcital.
California with the parents of Mr. Hickman is a baritone singer
Mr. Sullivan for a fortnight. Mr. of note. His program consisted
Sullivan was recently honorably of three groups, operas, ballads
discharged from the army, after and spirituals. He sang in Ital
serving for several months in ian, French and German as well
as English. A good crowd was
All the way from Texas comes present to hear him which was
Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Cunningham a real musical treat. Mr. Hick
to make their home in Portland, man is a graduate of Denison
the city of roses.
University of Granfield, hio. Also
Last Monday evening the Beth- from Colgate Rochester Divinity
elite Club gave a surprise Stork School. He has been singing for
Shower honoring Mrs. C. N. Aus 25 years, formally a soloist in
tin. The affair was held at the Green Pastures and in Town Hall
parsonage of the Bethel A. M. E. in New York City. Being inter
Church. Mrs. Austin received ested in the U.S.O. he has also
sang for them. Other programs
many lovely gifts.
Mrs. M. Mitchell of Oakland, have been Y.M.C.A. work and
California arrived in the city last Ministerial.
Sunday for an indefinite visit Hickman was house guest of Rev.
with her Aunt, Mrs. J. W. Stan and Mrs. J. J. Clow having been
an old friend of Rev. Clow. Mr.
Mr. Jason is spending his va Hickman left Friday morning for
cation in Washington, D. C., vis Tacoma, Washington for a sing
iting his mother and sisters. He ing engagement, from there to
expects to be away for a month. Olympia, Washington and on to
Mrs. Rand of Longview, Wash Montana, Colorado, Kansas City.
ington, spent the weekend visit Mr. Hickman hopes to reach his
Chicago home by Christmas.
ing friends in the city.
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Williams Ave. & Knott St.
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Williams Ave. at Knott St.
Is used for stuffing. Frilly sand
wiches ran be madr by spreading
thinly sliced bread with mayon
naise, seasoning the lettuce and roll
ing up the bread.
2 i ups rooked rice (14 cup un
1 beaten egg
2 tablespoons Hour
Lunch is often one of the most
neglected meals of the day because
the whole family is not at home to
cat it. Then, too, many homemak
ers feel they Just don’ t want to both
er fixing something palatable and
But, let’ s look at it this way.
Lunch, according to nutritionists,
should contain at
least one-third to
one-half the day’ s
calories, and the
proper balance of
p r o t e i n s , carbo
hy dr a t e s , v i t a
mins and miner
als. This doesn’ t mean that you
have to spend a lot of time prepar
ing this noon-day snack, because,
chances are, there are plenty of
things in the refrigerator, ready to
be made into satisfying, nourishing
Now that food rationing has eased,
it might be a good idea to invite
friends in for a quick lunch; or. bet
ter still, have a plan whereby you
invite four to six people over for
noon-time, and then have everyone
take turns having each other to
It’ s a neighborly way,
and you will be sure to get Into bet
ter luncheon habits this way.
Here Is a colorful salad plate that
makes a quick and easy lunch. It
looks pretty, too, on gay, informal
Stuffed Tomato Salad Plate.
6 large tomatoes
K pound cottage cheeae
1 cup chopped cucumber
3 tablespoons real mayonnaise
t '•Oiicr rolls
Hints for the Home:
bags make good dishcloths. Cut,
hem and launder before using.
A dishwashing apron is easy to
make out of oil cloth. Cut to pat
tern, bind the edges and you will
have a water-resistant apron.
Old pillow cases are excellent
for protecting the tops of clothes
while they hang In the closet. Use
this tip for putting away out-of
Odd bits o f linoleum make nice
covers for kitchen or laundry ta
ble and may even be used as
Old socks are excellent for ap
plying wax to furniture; they
may be used for cleaning silver
If you are crowded for space,
build a blanket bin across the
narrow end of a hall, underneath
the windows. This is good to use
in storing clothes, too. Fold the
latter in clean tissue paper to
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