Oregon Advance Times_1968-10-29

VHS3ijD '1 l l~c13d I 't d 3SV LSOd ·s ·n :ll v~ )llna Contest Entries Arrive Beware Of "Bogus" Census Taker SchoOI Warns I am proud of my race because I think there is something for the Afro– American to look up to. We are the best singers, danc– ers, and we can act very good. Portland school officials said today that persons visiting homes in the city this past week claiming to be school census enumerators are not official repre- sentatives of the district. The official school census will be taken this year, according to John H. Nellor, Director of Public Informa– tion, but it will not start until after school opens on Sep– tember 9. Nellor said that the district's special investi- The Oregon * In the Homes, On the Newsstands Every Thursday ADVANCE gation office has received sev– eral calls from citizens com– plaining about visits from "bogus'' census takers. Persons who will be taking the census will be provided with official badges and other identification, Nellor said. He (Continued on Page 8) I am proud of my race be– cause as a whole we are a mighty race, a conquering race and a needed race. Some of us are very good at helping others to help themselves. Vol. 1, No. 32 714'/2 N. E. Alberta, Portland, Oregon Single Copy l 0c Thursday, October 29, 1968 I am proud of my race be– cause I am looking into the future and not the past, and I hope that a great many Afro– Americans will look into the future and not the past. Be– cause if we stay in the past we're never going to get in the future so this is what I am saying. Don't let the past get you, let the future. Teen-ager Writes To be a teenager, is to be a young adult. Some parents think that when you're a teen– ager you're still a child. But you're a young adult, one who is still maturing to become a full-grown adult. Some teenagers think they're grown already, but they are not. They just think they are. I think as soon as you turn 13 you are ready for parties, dates, and dances, and you're supposed to sometimes, but most of the time school is to be thought about. So all I am saying is tli t w~-... r- yvt. ru:-n 13 that is the best time in your life, Theresa Ferguson 4115 N, Kerby Age 13 The Reason for Pride The reason I am proud of my race is because of the many things which our ancestors have done in the past. They have given us something to be proud of, but they have also given us some– thing to think about and some– thing to look forward to. Our r ace is moving up everyday and in every way, even though a lot of people don't realize it. Because in this very day and age a lot of well- known people who are trying to settle differences are black people. Another reason I am proud of my race is because the teen~agers today are trying to make something or someone of t he m s e 1 v e s. They have (Continued on Page 2) Model Cities ·Post Goes To Talley Ben Talley assumed his new position as deputy di– rector in charge of admin– istration, with the Model Cities Program. When asked his opinion as to why the residents are not gram is all about should go to the meetings and ask questions instead of just sit– ting. "Also they should voice their opinions." YMCA Offers Fall Cl asses Fall term classes at the Portland YWCA, 1111 S. W. Tenth, begin Monday, Sep– tember 16, so mall regis– tration processing will be– gin Tuesday, September 3, and in person registration starts Monday, September 9, The limited space and the nature of some classes de- _ _ .._.....,.....,.,......,...,_ mand early registration. No Ben Talley telephone registrations are participating on the Model accepted, Classes are held Cities working committees, both in the daytime and even- Talley stated that many ing. Nursery care for chil– people feel that the program dren, if over one year and is another urban renewal walking, is provided for a project, The project is not small fee, from 9:30 a.m. to viewed as an improvement to 3 p.m. the area. He also stated Adu 1 t classes include three reas ons why he be- among old favorites: charm, lieves the people remain un- sewing, Swedish gymnastics, interested. The reasons he calligraphy, fencing, golf, gave were suspicion, disin- bridge, photography, creative terest and uninformed, thinking, Japanese, German, Before assuming his pres- and Spanish. The program ent job, Mr. Talley worked includes new classes in Yoga, as group worker at the Juve- finance, and practical poli– nile home and as assistant tics. director of parole at the In the teenage department MacLaren School for boys, modeling, charm, guitar, and "People who do not know · dance classes are in the of– what the Model Cities Pro- fering. Albina Neighborhood Service Center News The Albina Neighborhood Service Center, with the help of staff and volunteers, is getting some long-needed tile on its floor. The tile was given by sev– eral businesses in the metro– politan area. "At the completion of the work, an open house will be held so that the residents and all those who gave ma– terial and volunteer help can come and see,'' stated Rozell Gilmore, center director. Gilmore also stated that during the past few months the center has been under attack by various people who seek to build their reputa– tions on _ the ruins of the Neighborhood Service Center. T he people accuse the staff of not doing their job and poor administration. l can say without hesitation that they do not know what they are saying. The center has always been and is at present the center of activities in Albina. Any time you have foot traffic merging between l ,SCX> and 2,000 monthly means some– thing. The center is in the proc– ess of closing two of its short-term programs. They are the Youth Action Center at 532 N. Skidmore. This program has proven very successful in all phases. The· group work phase has involved over 200 children and adults, Many of the chil– dren saw Seaside for the first time in their lives. Then we had a community pride phase tbat went throughout the area cleaning up trash that poor people could not afford to pay anyone to move. Then we had the Teen Center, which involved many teens who are too distant from the mother center to participate in our on-going programs. This looks like accomplish– ment to me. I don't know how it can be misread by OU r Critics. The other program that is in its closing stage is that of the Model Cities ~urvey. Three months ago, the cen– ter worked out an agreement with Model Cities to do a survey of 700 households in the Model Cities area. With this contract, the cente r put to work some 50 people . (Conti nu.; ,! c.n Page 8) 1 .\ ... - Charles Ganter State Apprenticeship Program Representative Named Charles Ganter fills a unique and difficult position in the Apprenticeship Pro– gram. He is the first black man to hold a job of influence in the program. The apprenticeship officers have been accused of racial discrimination toward black people, The history of black people getting into training posltlons through the pro– gram have been tragic, At present there is interest in changing this picture, and that is where Charles Ganter comes in. Ganter is a native of Port– land. He is married, 29 years old and the father of two boys, Mark who is four and Bryan who is three years old. Mr. Ganter was an Insur– ance salesman for Allstate Insurance Company before assuming his present posi– tion. He stated that he was the first black salesman with Allstate in the Northwest. Mr, Ganter' s duties as field representative for the apprenticeship program will be to find young men who are already qualified and ex– plain the program and seek to get them into the kind of skill training they want. Also he will work with those who cannot pass the testing procedure and get them ready for the test. Mr. Ganter stated that a pre-apprenticeship program is being established to help those young men who do not meet the basic requirements. He also stated that he feels he can be of greater service to black people in his present position than he could as an insurance agent. He said the largest number of black apprentice trainees are in the carpentry trade, Mr. Ganter graduated from Roosevelt High School. He spent three years at 0, T. I. He played semi-pro football with the Portland Thunder– birds, holding the position of quarterback. He also had a contract to fill the position of quarter– back with the Calgary Stam– peders, a Canadian pro foot– ball team. However, he stated that the contract was canceled when it was learned he was a black man. New Store Features Black Fashions There is a new store in the Albina Area. BLACK– FASHION is the name. The store sells Afro-styled men's and women's wear, black books and arts and some jewelry. The store, BLACKFASHION, is designed tQ be a community store, Anyone in the area that may sew or do art work is invited to display their items in the store in hopes of having it purchased. The owner Kenneth Jones, says he hopes the store will be able to expand by fall into the sale of western styled clothes. Also, "our objective is to meet the demands of the community at just prices," The store hours are Monday thru Friday 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and from 12 noon until 5 p.m. on Saturday. Art Center Activities Plentiful Children from 3 to 6 years get under your feet some– times? Well, worry no more; enter them in the Albina Art Center Pre-School Arts and Crafts Co-op Class. There will be a meeting of the parents and teachers on September 4 at 7:30 p,m, at the Albina Art Center. All day Pre-School Arts and Crafts will start Septem– ber 9. Classes from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Working mothers may leave their children from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., if they provide the lunches. For more information come in to 8 N, E. Killingsworth or call 288-6766. Drama Group Active The Albina Art Center Drama Group is producing, "Letters from Mississippi." This production through the use of slides, songs and the reading of actual letters, attempts to capture the con– flicts and heartbreaks of a voter registration drive in the deep South. If you are in– terested in this unique pro– duction for your social organi– zation, orwantto find out more information about this new and exciting dramatization, con– tact Larry Dawkins at the Al– bina Art Center. Telephone 288-6766. Hobby Art Classes Tired of sitting at home watching TV in the evenings? Here's something to change your way of living. Sign up for about 40 classes at the Albina Art Center. Class~s such as Arts, music, dance, drama, knitting, calligraphy, drums, guitar, weaving, Swa– hili, ceramics and sculpture, and Pre-School Arts and Crafts Co-Op are open. We are also interested in teachers. There will be two teachers meetings September 4 at 7:30 p.m. and September 7 at 2:00 p.m. Anyone interested in teach– ing please come to one or both of these meetings to be held at the Albina Art Center. Located at 8 N, E. Killings– worth, telephone 288-6766, •••••••••••••• CAP Needs Memlaers The Civil Air Patrol is in its indentation phase at the Neighborhood Service Cen– ter, 59 N. E, Stanton. There is still need for ex– servicemen to join the team. Call Joyce Thompson at the Center, 287-2603. ••••••••••••• 4