Vanport neighborhood bulletin Vol. 2, No. 2 dated October 14, 1946. The bottom of the second page features an article about Bethel A.M.E. Church holding satellite services in Vanport. At the time this newsletter was published Bethel A.M.E. was located on N. Larrabee in what was the heart of a rapidly growing African American enclave. The building was razed to build Memorial Coliseum and after many difficulties, the displaced congregation moved to its current location at 5828 N.E. 8th Ave.
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Vol. I No.2 Vanport Oregon OCT. 14 46
Thr American Veterans Committee, an organization of WW2 veterans, will hold s meeting Monday, Ostobor 14th, at-8:00 pm in Community Building #1. At this time a Vanport Chapter will bo formed and a program of'action timed at solving same of 'the community problems in Van-port will to started. ____
AVC, the most rapidly growing organization of WW2 Veterans, is famous for 'it's* consistently progressivae program. It has.taken the lead among veterans organizations in the fight for such measures as -a permanent FEPC, ah effective OPA, adequate housing for veterans, increased benefits under the GI bill of rights. Locally, tho AVC has lead tho fight against inflation. At the height of the controversy over OPA, the local chapter of AVC brought together many civic organisations in a protest rally against the treatment OPA was receiving in Congress. At this time AVC is instituting a veterans service program designed to use tho legal and medical talents of its members and friends for the benefit of all veterans.
The Monday meeting is open to all who are inter estcd in AVC, veterans and non-voter- ns» AVC welcomes to membership all ( cont. on. p.4)
The immunization program for Vanport to protect citizens from tho ravages of dipthoria and smallpox is well under way, with Roosevelt and Marshall schools having already been covered by the Health Department. The Schick test is being given to school children now to dotoimino their resistance to diphtheria. Consent slips are sent to parents before vests arc mad o.
The U.S. Public Health service, located in front of the Vanport Hospital, is open every Thursday morning from 9 to 12 am for a children's clinic. Parents may bring in children who are between 9 months and 12 pears at that time for check-ups, and vaccinations. The immunization program is free for school children. Adults may get small pox shots free at the Health Department.
YES WE ARE COLLEGIATE
Last Monday, 0ctober 7, at 7:30 am, classes opened at the Vanport Extension college. Ninety per cent of those enrolled are veterans, and the majority of than have lived in Oregon before the war, but there are students who represent many states and Canada and Hawaii. _Ten percent of the veterans are
attending the school under the GI bill's provision for disabled veterans. ; ' studying under this provision is one student who is totally blind. is studying journalism with the special Braille bocks furnished.
There will be a faculty of seventy-five of the best instructors to help the students during their college days at Oregon's newest college.
A baby shower was given by the Homemakers club for one of the members, Mrs. Jerry Olson. They gave her a blue bassinet, but the prediction proved wrong! The baby, Jeri Dianne, born September 27, and weighing 8 pounds and 5 ounces, was a girl.
There are two new members in the club, Mrs. Larson anu Mr-. Jordan.
Any woman who wishes to join may do so. The group is now working, on building plastic table lamps.
The semi-monthly publication of the residents of the Vanport Housing Project. Writton, edited, and produced by a group of teen-agers.
Editorial board: Barbara Fuller, Cheryl Brown, and Duane Jiogrist.
Business Managers: Bill Connor and Fred Giorlach.
Illustrator: Wison Eyro
Reporters: Alto ta Latteroll, Virginia Larrorell, Dorothy Ison, Ginger Jones, Albert Patterson, Mary Aur.Jarvi, Jean Jarvi, Lorraine Jcott, Jeri Burglund.
Circulation Manager: Clyde Bassett.
Staff assistants: Gay no 11 Justice, Jiiii-iy Beck, Jharrqn, Murphy, ^nirloy. Charbprw?ua,u._________
By Jeri Berglund
When words and deeds true love convoy, Affections never go astray, For true friends at heart remain sincere, And memory keeps them ever near.
Kindness is a pearl in the sea of life, but so often is lost in the undertow of jealousy.
I raised my hand in school one day, But the teacher she said no, The joke was on the teacher Cause I didn't have to go.
Too loves a book has found a friend, Sappy his days, sincere his end,
He who climbs too high may have a fall, But better a fall than not a climb at all.
And so again I close my column saying, "Sin has many tools, but a lie is a handle that fits them all."
For those members of the congregation who have been unable to make the trip downtown for the Sunday services,' Rev. Cornelius Austin will hold services in tho gym of Community building #1 from five to siz pm every Sunday. Rev. Austin is tho pastor of
Bethel A.M.E church and will bring cut singing groups from tho re as well as vol- -known speakers whon they come to town. The church is undenominational and inter-racial, and extends a welcome to anyone 7; ho wishes to attend the services.
To The Editor:
The teenage meeting on Monday the 23rd was characterized by great quantities of noise, confusion, and disorganization.
Instead of being a meeting for teenagars every Tom, Dick, and Harry showed up,including some small fry. We believe that if we have another teenage meeting it should be restricted.to teenagers and those whe are interested in the welfare of the Community Building and who are willing to help work for the club and to make a success of it.
There are now over 125 students and teachers that buy their lunches at the Junior Hi Cafeteria.
There are four cooks working at the present and 2 students helping. The price of the lunches is 25 cents for students.
A sample menu follows: lamb pot pie with biscuit crust; cabbage, fruit, and carrot salad; bread and butter sandwiches; cookies and milk.
The Vanport newspaper, as yet un-named, takes pleasure in announcing three apointments to its staff. Joining the group of teen-agers who write, edit, and produce the paper are Wilson Eyre, in charge of illustrations and art work, and Fred Gier-lach. Bill Connor has been promoted to serve as joint business manager with Fred.
Quite a few people have come here to Vanport from all parts of the world and among these is Patricia Wilson of London England, who has made her temporary home at 11319 lake, Apt. 7951.
When interviewed she said, "The airplane trip over was quite boring except when we left New York. We hit a few air pockets. That was very exciting. I didn't like Americab at first. It is too fast, but my opinion is now changed. I like Mount. Hoot and Bonneville Dam very much. We went to the beach, but it was too
misty to see much."
"The average student in England gets out of school at fourteen and goes to work, but I took a business course and got out at sixteen and a half, out that was un-
"Most of the buildings are from one to four stories high. Tho houses are all made of brick. I couldn't get used to the wooden houses in America at first. The older the house the bettor, in England."
"During the war, our rations allowed one person for a whole week were: 1 ounce of butter, 2 ounces of lard, 4 ounces of oleo, 1 medium chop, and 2 ounces of tea."
"I didn't realize how terrible the bombings were until I got over here. We were frightened, of course, but that's all."
"We wear our clothes about the same except sweaters and skirts. We either wear short or long sleeves—no push-ups and we wear our sweaters in and not out. I like my two months of America very much and I think I Will continue to." ...Ginger Jones
A teen-age meeting was held in Community Building No.1 on Monday, Sept. 23, 1946, to find out what activities were desired for the winter program and to discuss plans for the forthcoming "Teen Age Club". Dusne Siegrist made a talk on the new teenage club ad got ideas from various people present at the meeting. He said that dramatics, photography, dancing, skating parties, and trips to various places like Mt. Hood might be planned. Mrs. Berry, the Building Director, made a short talk and introduced the new members of the Community Building Staff.
by Albert Patterson.S
The Henry Morgan show had its premier Jaturday September 28, at 7 pm on ABC with a great supporting cast. The only catch to the program was the fact that the cast got most of the laughs leaving poor Henry laughing.
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Another husband and wife team show hit the airwaves Sunday on NBC at 4:30 pm— Phil Harris and his lovely blonde wife Alice Faye. This show, dear listener replaces the master detective Richard Rogue, so the lusn tones of lovely A! ice are quite a change from tho crime bust in' Richard.
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Jack Benny came back on the air the same ounday with the same great cast as of last spring. The show still has the zip and zeal of the past and the fact that both Phil Harris and Dennis day now have their own shows takes nothing away;from their act:ng with the great Benny.
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Huh! "what's up, Doc?"
That well known voice in the throat of Oregon's own "hops" on your wireless each and every Tues. night via CBS at 8:30 pm.
Any comments on any radio program would be greatly appreciated andmray be sent to Community Bldg. #1, corner of Force and Broudacre, in care of Albert Patterson. __
AD. BLDG NOTERS
Have you fellows noticed Sig's big chest lately? The reason for this is that a 7 lb. 6 1/2 ounce young lady by the name of Janice Bernice was added to his family Sept. 10, Pretty swell,
Don Kowalowski is back' with us again, after being gone for several weeks due to illness in the family.
Should anyone be interested in starting a restaurantt, I guess you know iwe Lave one of the best coffee makers here. Have you had one of George Hoadstrom's specials?
MATTRESS FACTORY and UPHOLSTRY SHOP
One of the employees is boasting, just because she acquired a trand-new-son-in law. This sane person has taken to big t i:r; gambling duo to the new Portland Meadows. Can't see how tho bookiec keep up, though. • ay <■> 0 neon a else can help us. Tnio person took twenty bucko with her. Bet twenty, lost twenty, and wont hfDCiQ with twenty.
Binder how Bill Fonton's apron got taekod to the —vji'llng? i . i — — , , . i.....
Another ono of our dear j members has been very quiet Of or tin; past week, which is very unusual. Think seme one should tip her dentist.' Notice tho production we have gained since her injured jaw. (But wo still love you, Alt a. )
Till anyone that has a flat pioco of sheet steel, about 12" by 24" oy yicaso deliver sane to Unit 1CS12, apt. 6274, Island? Thij person has promised a number of us a Jiandinaiian dish and tho steel is her only alibi.
CAn anyone give us some information concerning the driver of tho grey I'ontiac coupe that whisks away ono of our little co-workors■ cv-.-ry lunch period?
That cheerful little resident of Bouvei' Court has boon letting all of us down, lately. It seems that the family wash, has made her very glum. Vfcn't some one ploaso volunteer to assist her? Or - maybe she's I ondcr ing on or tho s o wet;ctivc mysteries she's boon following.
If anyone has any lateral inns they want dene, we have a very good seamstress, as the ends of the mattress are perfectly sowed. If you iavo fancy work to be done contact jioux City Cue. (Howard Jtearns.)
Jiiould 'some one like a fo?/ tips on fishing or : roaming tho wilds take a tip from "Andy-"- and try "Reamers" bottled in bond.
Everyone in tho Dept. helped <«wta» celebrate his 61st birthday and all wished him many more happy years.
Congratulations and thanks to Herb, the proud father of a bouncing baby girl.
ifno really is the boss at Tod's house? All we know for suro is-Ted cooks t*ic breakfast.
Oh, yeah, hew about that blue Hash sedan tha.t was stolen from on of our "fellers" last week? Jus it a two or a four door, Bornio?
V/onder if our supervisor has found any mad dogs lately. How about it, •.Valt?
There's a gentlemen always raking the yard, or is that an alibi to watch the neighboring sights? How about it Lr. Bossman? On second thought, it seems that Bill and Don, the carpenters, are boating his time.
Mr. Hart wishes to thank all his employees for their grand response to tho Community Chest drive.
Do you young girls know about our Joe in the shade department? His jams arc really super-dupor.'
Gertrude Kolty, our scam stress, came back to work after enjoying a few woeksf vacation. I
The Vanport library, located on Vic* -tory between Force and Lake, lias a large selection of magazines • that may be cheeked out for one weak at a time. The women will particularly dnjey such publi cations as American --agazino, the Ladies Home Journal, and Good rouse-keeping, home of the women 'Who wish to find out tho fashions of the coming year will see them in Vogue, Mademoiselle, or Harpers.
For the news cf the -world and current events, these latest news magazines give an overlook of tho world: Time, New Ropublic, United abates Hews, Harpers Magazine, In Fact, ,Asia, and Atlantic Monthly.
The whole family will., profit from those: Better Homes and Gardens, National Geographic, Parents' Magazine, Readers Digest, Nygiea, and the Negro Digest.
&X1 those who want to know about literature now published or about to be published will wont to read the Saturday Review of Literature, Publishers 7/eekly, Current Biography, Herald Tribune Book Review, and the New Yorker.
For .the veterans (and other people, too) >k, have special holies or who are infcerestec" in mechanical objects, there are technical magazine 3: American Photo to the camera fiend, Popular Mechanics, for tho man who likes to putter, Popular Jcience and scientific American for the people who v.ould father oat from a test-tube than a plate, Radio draft for the amateur or semi-professional radio bugs, Aviation for thqs* who have their dream-boats in the air, and Survey Graphic.
And if there arc- any Kiwanians in Van-port, the library carries itiwanis.
If anybody has any old magazines for which they no longer have any use, turn thorn in to the library. Those magazines will co used in the library and in the hospital where the;/ are badly needed.
Borne of the new books carried in the Van port library are reviewed below for your convenience and interest.
BRITANNIA NEYB By Margery Bharp
The Herald Tribune says this is "The best book since the incomparable "Nutmeg Tree"---Tho Boston Globe says "As entertainment it is tops"---Bcok-of-the-Month
News says it is "beautifully cultivated, polite, and biting."
This is a very shrewd, serious, and appreciative observation of the slowly changing manners and customs that have boon tho outward expression of England's inner life for seventy years.
THE VANISHING £ ERICAN By Zane Groy y y
Here at las t is the great romance of tho American Indian—revealing in the swift march of its events the tragedy and the glory of a whole race, , and the true essence of tho -est, as only Zano Grey can express it.
TIHI 7/0R1D IN ilia ARMS By Hex Beach
This is a surging love story told against a background of the roistering infant city of bfcn Francisco in tho fifties and of Russia's far-flung American domain and its Alaskan capital, Bit lea. It has 8 -swashbuckling romance, high adventure, ana a bright call of danger.
Edited by Cheryl Brown
B.-skctball will soon be In full swing at Vanport Junior High with both an intra-mural and a varsity program. Tho intra-mural progran will be designed to give every boy an opportunity to play regardless of calibre.
Tho varsity toon will represent tho school against other Junior High Vol-3ity tosans. A Band Will bo presort for varsity game 3, cheer lo-odors will he or. hand to help the rsoting sootier of I ho home forces, and refresh meats "ill Vo. sold tpono
School cr: idhts -ias -ill On Qpattitifi froni 5: «i0 to .7 ptn to serve dinners for the college students. Tinners will cost 60each, but there will be a la carte service of sandwiches, cookies, milk, cofee, and 6essertg.
Tho Juniof^iiigir sports prog rani for tho year will include VARoITY: basketball, baseball, end soft-ball; INTRADURAL: touch foot ball, basket ball,-soft ball, badminton, vo 1. leyba 11, a na p i ng -peng Moots which will bo hold during tho year will be track, boring, and wrestling.
The illustrations on this page were drawn by our new artist, '.Vilson Err©.
Yes, "e'll take aba. Consult our new business managers for rates end circulation figures. They will call on you if you leave -.■era at TE 5211, ext. 56. Ask for Bill Connor or Preu Cierlr cm
I FOUND; a wallet contain-
log a social security card issued to Evelyn Elisabeth Kelly, address 2301 B'aere ,?5827. The wallet was turned in at the Project Bcrvice office ana may be claimed trier upon jsopor identifies! icn.
! H>r tne ftrgnA ccpte van-', port Junior Nigi£;7ill have jr. football program fcr j students, It will bo of j an intra-mural nature and is open to all interested soys. Ilayera will bo placed on teams in their own weight level* Practice has loon started and a phaying schedule will bo drawn up within the nop ten days. Natch for the annour.comrnt of opening dqy in this paper.
Yell, here I an again sumo old dob snoop in' along in tho dirt, picking up most of it; for shame, for shame; but here's some I've found.
'Be y.' a 11 t he s e gfi"Is t ha t are potting 'engaged are 3Ufo lucky. One for in-stance is Belna Hi1burn and tho lucky guy is Rex ?9 11 o 11. T h o staff 7i i sh es you the best of luck.
Jeri Borglund and Ronnie Yooa are going steady Eigiiiu
Jay.' shot's this no hear a L jut Yvonno Zcller a nd Ion Olson going together.
Talking about kids get ting engaged here's another couple, Ella Young and Pete 01s "r... Good luck from the
. Tost Community Bldg. #1 staff member with the initials Mrs.. Berry was shooting spit wads in th3 lobby the other night?
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'Yhy has Mike Hall been running around with stars in his eyes?
That's this I hear about Helen Marlowe getting engaged? Yell us about it, Hoi en-. . ; i
"/hat's with you two? \ "Yanda Long and Johnny Beu-aannon, that is.
Helen .' Rutherford is getting along with Art Jtar quite well, we hoar, aren't you,...HolejD5—............'
j Yho was the girl from Jeff tint you were sitting with at tho game Friday night, Ralph? Come on, toll us. Not bashful are you?
Juy! Bill Jchiller, you haven't told us about your love life yet. Not t Tying to koop a secret, Out hero?
'Ye heard that Chuck Pence is going to night school now. How about that, Chuck, did ycu meet any girls? ;
Jo I leave, you guys and gals with those last linos------
'.Veil spray me with DDT. I'm crawling with curiosity.
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Did you hear about" the moron, who thought that a mushroom was a place to neck?
Teacher: 'Yhy are you tardy| this morning, Gillie? "Yillie: Class started be-| fore I got here.
There are two articled teat a re just about asm loss when they lose their reads: people and pins.
Did you hear about thej moron who thought "Yestern Union was a cowboy's under wear?
Prof: you missed my classj yostcrday, didn't you? Ex GI student: Not very much.
That was the name of Minnie Ha Ka's daughter? Minnie Tee Hee.
cone down off the rafter, tea, you're too old to be on the beam.
Yhy did. the: morons put their heads in the oven? They wanted baked beans.
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