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Object Name Newspaper
Catalog Number 2013.032.066.s
Collection American Red Cross of Southeast Tennessee
Description Chattanooga Observer, November 16, 1945.

Articles about the following:

Willard S. Townsend's, president of the United Transportation Service Employees of America, labor talk caused John L. Lewis, mineworker chief, to walk out of meeting at the Labor Management Conference. Photograph of Townsend speaking on 2nd page.
Marcus Ray resigns and Truman Gibson is set to become the next Civilian Aid to Secretary of War.
City Attorney, Joe W. Anderson, rules that a contract for certain rights for union workers vs. non-union workers unconstitutional.
Dr. F. T. Fields was to talk at the 2nd Baptist Church.
Representative Joe Martin predicts that the GOP will be the majority in the House of Representatives in 1946, which did indeed happen.
Walter C. Robinson, publisher of the Observer, was to speak.
Mrs. Agnes Cook Armstrong was struck and killed by a street car.
Mrs. Pearl Kennedy White was about to graduate from Apex Beauty College in New York.
There is debate on who should manage Bonny Oaks.
Private First Class Jack Thomas, from Albany GA, awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his heroic service in Harvegrode, Germany. He was with Company E, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 April 1945 when he performed the heroic act. At the time he was one of only 3 living African American's with the Distinguished Service Cross.
Was kept because of a photograph on the front page of a Home Nursing Class at the Phyllis Wheatley YMCA

Benjamin J. Davis, Communist, is defeated by Stanly M. Isaacs, Republican, for New York City Council.
Charles V. Carr, a civil rights leader that would set the ground work for many other black men to take office, becomes the first black Democrat to be elected to the Cleveland, Ohio City Council.
Perry B. Jackson becomes the first black judge in Ohio.
Senator Bankhead of Alabama, while majority leader of the senate, proposes a new bill (1507) which dealt with low-income farmers and returning veterans to replace the 1937 Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant act.
World Youth Conference is held in London.
Survey shows that African Americans in the Navy will keep their ratings and commissions after WWII ends.
Photograph of a group discussing the plans for the Victory Loans. Photographed are James L. Houghteling, C. L. Townes, C. W. Cox, Nell Hunter, Martha Goldman and Charles McLean.
George W. Cox, C. L. Townes and Roscoe Dunjee named consultants for Victory Loans.
Article by Rudolf Elite Jr, a white man, on the unfair treatment of black sailors in the Pacific and how they fight just as well as white men.
Photographs of white and black Navy Corpsmen at Aiea Hospital, HI.
Guidebook "Going Along Together-Literature Points the Way" distributed to help youth understand and respect other races and religions.
Dr. W. E B. DeBois was stranded in England because all the returning ships were filled with soldiers.
Corporal John T. Fields awarded the Bronze Star Medal.
Promotional photo of Marva Louis buying a Victory Loan (bond).
Hazel Scott and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. of New York divorce rumors are untrue. In 1960 they did divorce.
Hazel Scott backs out of singing at the National Press Club because they would not allow black journalist to participate.
Atlee's Labor party accused of betraying African American by supporting the British imperial system.
American Council on Race Relations says that the government should pay back Japanese-Americans for the damage suffered in their evacuation.
The highest record of African American's court martial during this time was at Roberts Field in Liberia.
J. W. Anderson says that the police union in Chattanooga is unconstitutional.
General Dwight D. Eisenhower, according to sources, will become the next Army Chief of Staff. 3 days later he took office.
Pan-African Congress held in Manchester, England
The Young Democratic Clubs of Texas are still against black voting.
"Problems of Humanity by Abbe Wallace Service" is a Dear Abby-like section. 2 are about love, the other about money.
The body of Gus Chambers was found in the Flint River.

A large amount of the ads in the paper are about straightening curly hair, both for women and men. There are also many other ads about other hair products.

Found in 2013.032.066.a.
Date 1945
Dates of Creation November 16, 1945
Extent of Description 22.50" x 16.50"
Accession number 2013.032