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---___=- OMAHA, NEBRASKA SATURDAY, JULY 23, 18M._ p„„ *,,„
Mr rrank flaytord of Colum
bua, Ohio, is the house guest of
the CounceUor sisters. 2430 Lake
j.^f> id: IT
Mr. and Mrs. F. .Robinson of
tat Bili Robinson Recite, are the
West* of tha tfoinwir sisters.
South Omaha Coupi* Wed
Mr J U Wakefield promin
ent in fraternal eireles was mar
ried Saturday to Mra Pearl Slade.
Mss. 8|ade is well known in the
tKHBa! tire its, having |iyed in
•Amaf.a for many .ears. «i
t Mnf of the serial elftm who
feted at the Morning Glory Tea
Room last Monday evening after
th* dance at Pontenelle Club
house. Seen here and there were
Misses Helen Kinglet on, Constance
Singleton, Wills Hays, Grace Ad
ams. Violet White, of Denver,
-John Adams. MiRaM -Singleton,
Miss Jean Blackwell of Haitimore,
Billie Witt. Ray Gustiri. -Bert
Fowler. < uaries Parker of Dallas
Texas, Mr. and Mra. Carter. Bo
jangle*^ wife and his pPrue.
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A Bon-Voyage, party «.« given
Friday evening at the ilaufe of
the Presbyterian burch. in honor
of Rev. J. 8. Willia:nsr“w%» |rft
Saturday for Kingston. Jamate;.
Mr*. Charles Cousins, mother of
Mrs. Worthington Williams, left
for her home in Denver, Colorado,
Jimmy Jewell, congratulates
the Omaha Guide staff for the
improt t-ment in the recent addi
tions of the paper.
Mr*. Lucy Bell, proprietor of
the beauty shop at 2219 Cuming
street, left by motor for a month’s
vacation in Danville, 111., her
home. She was accompanied hy
!ier little granddaughter. Franc
es Frances writes she is having
* big time in a t>jg way.
The Ministerial Alliance, the
council of ministers and their
wive*, held their annual picnic
at Miller park. Tu.-sday, July 19.
Pilgrim’* vacation Bible school
closed after a successful two
weeks session. About one hun-‘
dred and seventy- five children
atY'nded. Mrs. Dotson was the
Mta. Alyce McCarroll Wilson,
arrive in the city Friday the lath
to take up residence here with her
husband. Mr. E. Milton Wilson.
Mrs. W tlson is the charming ami
talented daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. h. h. MHlarroll of Birming
ham. Ala., and was supervisor of
music of the public schools of
that city for five year*. She is
a graduate of the college depart
ment of Fisk University and re
..i-etl a diploma from the music
department also. Mrs Wibmi is
a member of the Delta Sigma
Theta sorority. She will b. an
aquisitmn to the younger set of
Elmwood Breakfast Party
Mrs. t’orrine McDaniels honor
ed her house <ru«st Miss Kather
ine Martin, of CoffeviBe. Kansas
Heaven Bound Pilgrims at Bran
deis Theatre. August 1-2, Tickets
Sunday Dinner 4Uu
WHITE ROSE TEA ROOM
2219 Willis Ave„ WE 4035
Tti* OMAHA GUIDE
PUBLISHING COMPANY, INC
MS a-** Otmmt drat
with a breakfast party at Elm
wood park, laBt week. Covers
were laid for Mrs. Charlotte
Crawford, Mrs. Oletta Allen and
Miss Katherine Martin.
. Social Workers Luncheon Quest
Miss Rachel Taylor, executive
'secretary of the Northside
YWCA, arranged a very attrac
I tfve luncheon fbr a fe'w of the
: social workers at the “Y”jSati*r
[<*9 evening. The appointments
[included Mrs. Grace Hutten, Mrs.
| Charlotte Crawford, Mrs. M. L.
Rhone, Misses Redo, McCabe,
[ Evans, Lucas and Waites.
Swatiika Organize Auxiliary
With the assistance of J. D.j
[ Crawford and J. McRae, Mr. Me-;
1 Hi#? president of ffie Swatiska!
Golf club, set up an auxiliary for
the ladies Friday evening, at the
YWCA. The following officers
were elected: (Tharlotte Crawford,
prfesident, Narissa Ritchie, Vice
president, Susie Whiteside, Treas.
and Mrs. Avant, Sec’y. Some of
committees were oppointed.
Other committees will be appoint
ed next Friday night at the Om
aha Guide reception rooms. This
auxiliary is open to all young
, women interested in golf. Mr.
McRae is the instructor.
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Mrs. C. C- Harper and daught
er have just returned from Chi
cago, whore they spent their va
eation W*|ii B*v. r ( Harper. CN
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Artis o n j
The Junior Choir ajid Mr. and*
Mrs. Louis Artison honored Mr.
and Mrs. Richard Artison with a
miscellaneous shower, last Wed
nesday evening at 2t>lo H*muion
Street. Many useful gifts wire
presented by Mr*. Woodwm, **
Mrs. Lorraine Shoemaker of
Sioux Falls, JSo. Dakota, is the
house guest of her aunt, Mrs.
•J. ssie Vann, 240d North 22nd 8t.,
and plans to make her home here.
-Mrs. L. F. McIntosh has just
returned from a tour of the south.
She was joined by her husband at
-Mr. and -Mrs. Chester Ilale and
daughter, Marie of Kansas, are
visiting in the city as guests of
their relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Fred
McDaniels and Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Wade had
■|S their dinner guests on Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Williams,
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Houston,
Mr. and Mrs. Galhreath, and Mrs.
-Mary Todd of Lineoln. Nebr.,
and Mr. and Mrs. A. Black of
Colored Girls Organize Ball Tem
Through the efforts ot
''|al Kose. a colored girls team
■ as been organized in Omaha,
known as the Black Cats. These
tjirls are all under the age of 21.
IT chib is sponsored b\ Mrs. E.
M. Barnes, ex-aetress and song
i'digger at 4317 Burt Street. Un
der her leadership the girls played
’heir first game Friday night at)
..gue Park, defeating the North
Omahans. 18-12. Mrs. Barnes
states, the girls have a fine team
am! are lined up for real work. >
If :ij»- team is a financial success
they h<»ptf to play all the sur
The Baker's Ever Loyal Youths
Fraternity gave their annual pic
*iif* at Elmwood park. Wednes
“V July 13th. The out of town
gu>sts were Mrs. Maude Johnson,
of Lincoln and the Youth Chap-!
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Mr. James Ewing is seriously j
d! at the Veteran’s hospital in!
Lincoln. Neb. Attorney Bryant
reports that he has lost his speech!
entirely. ,5% : %■
Surprise Birthday Party
Mr. Z. E. McGee arranged a
real surprise birthday party for
Miss Elaine Smith, at the Dorsey
home. 3717 Parker. Wednesday
evening, July 13. About forty
guests enjoyed the evening. The
out of town guests were Mr. Wil
bur Stewart of Washington, D. C.
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. IN Peaiies
■ 1 lb Assarted Cbectlates
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awl Mils yiolet White of Denver,
Colo. ! , '
Mr. Gene Thomas who has been
ill in a local hospital for some
time, has been transferred to the
Rey. and.Mrs. Sragets p| 1911
North 26th St., are the proud
parents of a fine baby boy.
Little Ralph Stearnes died in a
local hospital Thursday, from
blood poisoning. He is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Tollie Stearns.
Miss Othel Willis, popular
young Miss of Wichita, Kansas,
is the house guest of her brother
land /bister-in-law, Oletus Willis
and Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Willis,
6451 Center St. She is a student
of the Wichita high school. After
her vacation here she will yisit
Chicago and point* east.
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Mrs. Edna Adams Brooks of St.
Paul, Minn., is the house guest of
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Lee 2416
Maple St., Mrs. .Brooks a former
Omaha n is well known in the soc
ial circles here.
Mrs. Lydia Wilson Honored
Several members of the Princess
Ozeal Chapter of the 0. E. S.
honored their first matron and
present associate grand Matron
of Nebr., jurisdiction, Thursday,
morning, July 14, with a break
fast party at Elmwood park. A
birst gnesta attended.
St. Philips Episcopal Church
lield their annual picqic at Elm
wood park, Thursday afternoon.
Mr. Frank Douglas one of O
uiaha’a prominent citizens and
pioneers, is rapidly improving af
ter a few months in Los Angeles.
Mrs. Maggie Brown, 2875 Wir*
Street is up again after sever*
weeks of illness.
The Relief Club of Bethel A
M. E. Church wishes to thank
everyone who donated for the
breakfast, July 5, 6, given in hon
or of Bishop Win. Washington.
Elder Washington, Rev. and Mrs.
Bell at the home of Mrs. Lillian
Harrison. 2406 N. 25th St.
The United Hairdressers met at
the home of Mrs. Ethel Hughes,
2911 Erskine Street. The fol
lowing officers were elected: Ma
dame Eul* Britt- Pn—iit: Ma
dame Ethel Hughes, Vice-Pres.;
Madame Bessie Wilson, Sec'y.;
Madatne Martha Mayo, Treasure;
and Mrs. Martha T. Smith, Na
tional State Organizer. The meet
ing was a success and plans were
started to attend the National
Convention in Chicago during the
World Fair. Any hairdresser
wishing to join call the Secy, at
Mr. Bill Robinson (Bojangles)
wife and company arrived Thurs
day afternoon to open an engage
ment at the Orpbeum theatre.
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The J. C. Harris grocery store
caught fire last Wednesday even
ing from an unknown source as
to the report, and the damages a
mounted to about $500.
Mr. Leroy Wright, nephew of'
Mr. and Mrs. Haywood Vawter,
T717 North 28th St., left for Chi
cago, and Kentucky, to visit rela
Miss Florentine Pinkston pres
ented Miss Edrose Willis in a
recital, Tuesday evening, July 19,
at Zion Baptist Church. (Read
next week’s issue for story.) ^
Mrs. Lulu Hemmingway of
Memphis, Tenn., who has been
visiting at the home of her bro
ther, Mr. A. V. Countee, left for
a visit in Denver, Colo.
Mr. Julian McPherson spent
Thursday in Lincoln, Nebr.
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Swatiska Golf Club; Dance
About 150 guests enjoyed the
hospitality extended by the Swat
iska Golf Club at a dahcing party
Monday'evening, July 18, at Fou
tenelle club house. The dance
was given as a climax for the 36
hole inter-clUb med^l play. Mr.
Penny Murray received the Lov
ing cup for the lowest score pres
ented by Mr. M. O’Donoghue of
the A. G. Spaulding Sports Good
Store. Smart garbs were worn
by the ladies of ensembles in
green, blue, red, and yellow. The
Blue Rythmn Boys simply made
the moonlight magic and the
evening romantic by their tune
ful syncopation. The members of
the club are: Jess Hutten, Boyd
V. Galloway, !L Avant, N. Combs
L. Marshall, Gabby Watson, E.
Murray, Penny Murray, Malcolm
Scott, E. Avant, J. D. Crawford,
Saybert Hanger, Art McCaw, C.
Hodges, J. McRae and John Pegg.
Popular Group at Lake Okoboji
Miss Louise Scott and Mrs. Dor
ene Holliday of the Quack Club
are attending the Buisness and
Industrial.girls’ conference at
Lake (Okoboji, representing the
middle west. Miss Mary Ann
Elliott of the Trojan Club. Miss
Albertina Johnson is spending her
vacation there. They left Wed
aeeday by motor.
Rouhl&c Dinisr Fifty
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rotthlae en
tertained with a dinner party,
Saturday evening, July 16th, in
honor of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jor
dan, Jr., recently announced new
ly weds. After dinner about
twenty guests enjoyed an evening
Mrs. Len'ora Gray has just re
turned from Wichita, Kansas,
where she attended the Taber
nacle Grand Lodge. She was re
elected as Grand High Precept
ess. The 1933 session will be
held Tcpektt. Five other dele
Mr. Eugene Murray entertained
for his sister, Opal, with a surprise
birthday party, Tuesday, July 12.
After attending a movie Miss
Murray found a group of the
younger set at her home to wel
come her. The evening was
spent in dancing.
Mrs. Augusta Peoples Steph
ens of 616 North 46th Street, re
turned from Kansas City, last
Wednesday, having spent the 4th
visiting her uncle and aunt, Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Johnson, also
cousins. Mr. and Mrs. Prince i
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Scott j
and Thomas F. Jr., of 2608 North '
28th Street, motored to Lincoln,
Nebraska, where they were the
week end guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Beatrice Robinson return
ed to her home in Chicago after
a few weeks visit at the Leland
Mrs. Earl Wheeler is home af
ter a vacation with relatives in
Mrs. Earl Waldron is home
from a trip visiting relatives.
News comes to Omaha that Mr. J
and Mrs. Roger McCarthy of Cal
ifornia are the proud parents of
a baby girl.
Miss Melva McCaw returned
Sunday from Detroit, Michigan,
where she spent her vacation.
Mr. Clarence Davis reports
that his brother, Theodore, who
vent to Los Angeles, last year,
ias played in three movies.
1. Will be judged ou the trmilhmiu of
tbe subject, origiaaKtf and public
2. Must act onehh more thus 200
3. Must be bu the Guide Office br
June 30th (hr the first iesae.
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Mrs. Lerett* Bush, South Omaha,
J. H. Kent Omaha Ur baa I/ge.
4tty Joha Adam*. Jr., 1602 N. 24th,
Mr. OUie Lewis.
Dr. G. B. Leuaox.
2911 N. 27th St.
July 15, 1932. ..
Here goes another “slam” or
should I say declaration of rights!
As far back as I couid remember
there were movie theatres in
North Omaha. Remember the
old “Diamond”, alias the “Omar’
alias the “Franklin.” Remem
ber the “Alhambra” and that
grand old barn the “Loyal.” All
/gone. From the mouldering
wrecks of tho*e old amusement
houses there arose a magnificent
building supported by its every
loyal patrons, “dark Omaha.”
The colored man. seeking a
musement, chose this theatre. Of
course we get our money’s
worth, but in times of depression
when men’s wages are being cut
and very little can -he spent fori
necessities and recreation, would’
not it he called gratitude for the
manager of Omaha's Little Har
lem’s theatre to reduce the price
of admittance from twenty-five
cents and fifteen cents to twenty
and ten cents? If that manager
doesn’t desire to cut said rates, I
would suggest that he employ
colored to assist him in his busi
ness. Or he may promote con
tests to develope and find talent
in this race. He may encourage
them and influence other promot
ers to give them a “break,” Just
a suggestion to act on, now.
D. Eugene Murray.
Tauvsy’i At Home Party
Mr. and Mrs. Yancey, of 2423
Parker St., gave a At Home Party
for Miss Violet White of Denver
and her brother of New York,
Friday evening. Many of the soc
ial set were bidden.
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WOODSON CENTER NEWS
Registration Heavy in
Vacation Play School—
Seventy-one children registered
the first day of the Vacation
School. Bv the end of the week
the number had reached 115. Due
to limited facilities and small
teaching staff, we are forced to
limit registrations, and no new
ones will be taken after the end
of the first week. The following
are teaching in the school: Miss
Grace Adams, sewing, handcraft
and playground, Miss Blanche
Li,ggins, sewing, Miss Virginia
Jackson, sewing. Miss Susie
Whitesides, dramatics. Miss Rosa
Lee franklin, nanaerart, ana
playground, Mr. Eugene Murray,
Art and soap modelling. Mr.
Charles Dickerson, Art and play
ground, Miss Alberta Franklin,
pre-school, Miss Catherine Wil
liams, pre-school and folk-dancing
Miss Mildred Alston, pre-school,
Mr. S. D. Rhone, boy’s shop and
Canning Class Gets under way
In spite of the hot weather,
seventeen women turned out last
week, for two canning lessons.
The required number for each
class is twelve, and the enthus
iasm of the women has led the
class over the top in numbers.
This class, sponsored by the Im
provement Club, is fortunate in
having a class through the Smith
IIughes Dept, for the summer.
Mrs. Piper of Technical High
School is the teacher. Mrs. Pip
er is teaching Home Economics
at Technical High School.
The Boy Scout troop of the
Center is putting on a boxing
bout in the near future. They
are also getting ready for their
camping period next month.
The tennis courts are ready at
last. Boys and girls are each re
sponsible for keeping their court
in condition. Members of the
two tennis clubs will be ready in
a week to challenge other players
of the city who are interested.
Playground— —s t .»
The Westside School Play
ground is a fine spot for fun. If
you don’t believe it just ask the
children of South Omaha, because
they come from many directions.
The daily average attendarce is
The void Brickyard” is still
(popular and drawing its usual
large crowds. Older folks are
really getting a chance to play
and they enjoy it. The average
attendance there is two hundred.
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| COUNCIL BLUFFS, la. I
Mrs. Gertrude Galloway enter
tained with a dinner party Tues
day, duly 12, at the Farmer s
oeautitul country home, in the
G1 utls,, for Rev. pud Mrs. Alfred
( lay, and his mother of Omaha.
Those present were Rev. and Mrs.
rteynoids, Rev. and. Mrs. Slater,
Mr. and Mrs. Coper, the Farmers,
Mr. and Mrs. I. V. Gray, and
daughter, Lucille, Mrs. Givens
and Mr. Miller.
SUES TO PLACE NAME
ON REGISTRATION LIST
Raleigh, N. C.—(ANP)
A spark from the recent prim
ary fight here was struck Friday
when Maurice Curtis started suit
to have his u^rae placed back on
the registration books in Precinct
Curtis has asked for a writ of
mandamus and has charged that
Mrs. Jos. Upchurch, registrar, and
P. B. Uriffis and 0. W. Hunnicutt
judges, all white, failed to send
him a notice that he had been
Registration ©f NegToes Bs Dem
ocrats before the primary caused
a sensation in Wake county.
Whites held mass meetings and
branded as traitors any white men
who had aided or encouraged the
2,000 Negroes who registered as
All Negroes Challenged
As a last, resort a ruling was ob
tained from the attorney general
of the state that the registrants
might be challenged and, if they
did not show up, stricken from the
Backed by this ruling, all the
Negroes on the books were chal
lenged. Many of them were work
ing and others were so engaged
that they could not appear. The
whites then siinplv crossed their
names off the list and denied
them the right to vote in Ihe pri
mary June 4.
Four colored lawyers, led by R.
McGants Andrews, have steered
the course of the Voters league
which is teaching the Negroes cit
izenship. They insist that they
shall not cease fighting until
North Carolina Negroes are guar
anteed their full citizenship
rights iri both the Republican and
Curtis states that he did not re
ceive any notice of challenge.
NAME LIBERIA SUPERVISOR
Geneva, —Dr. Melville Macken
zie has been named League of Na
tions Commissioner to prevent a
recurrence of outrages against
Kru natives of which the United ;
States, British and French Govern
merits recently complained.
Dr. Mackenzie is one of the ex-,
perts who investigated Liberia in
1931. While there he “cquired :
slueh a degree of confidence of,
the Krus. a revolt of whom is
now feared, that they often asked
him: ‘‘WTell boss, tvheu are you
going to let us start that revolu
RISHER REMOVED AS WHITE
LAW HOTEL RECEIVER
Washington (CNS) John A.
Risher, former president of the
National Benefit Life Insurance
Company, was removed as receiv
er of the Whitelaw Apartments
House Company, owners of the
Whitelaw Hotel located at 13th
and T Streets, Northwest, follow
ing a hearing which took place in
motions division of the Supreme
Court of the District of Columbia
The motion to dismiss Risher
w*s made by attorneys for Robert!
W. Robinson on the grounds that j
an indictment had been returned
At a hearing Monday, Justice
Jesse C. Adkins indicated that he,
would remove Risber, but heard
the argument for Risher’s reten
tion made by counsel on Tuesday
mo-ning, who pointed out that the
records showed that Mr. Risher
had taken over the hotel in a run
down condition and m*de it a
credit to the community and that
he had faithfully accounted for
every cent earned during his man
Judge Adkins ruled to remove
Risher on the ground that it was
not the policy of the court to con
tinue as an officer of the court in
a fiduciary capacity, a person
who was under indictment Hh an
other branch of the court, espec
ially when he was objected to by
one of the parties of the suit.
Augustus W. Gray and Charles
S. Cuney attorneys, were favor
ably considered as successors by
the court. Their appointment will
be made as soon as the necessary
papers are prepared by counsel,
the eourt indicated.
Levi David, attorney for Mr.
Risher, plans to appeal from the
ruling of the court.
DEPRESSION HALTS NEGRO
TEACHERS SALARY FIGHT
Richmond, V>., (CNS) The de
pression has caused a temporary
halt in the fight of the salary
committee of the Buckingham
County Colored Teacher’s Assoc
iation for an increase in salary of
the Negro teachers of Virginia.
Thomas L. Dabney, chairman of
the committee states however that
the committee will not abandon
its efforts for an eventual increase
A petition drafted some months
ago and signed by more than
2.000 teachers will not be pres
ented to State educational Auth
orities until the time is more fav
orable for salary increases.
The movement began in Buck
ingham Connty in March 1931.
The original plan sponosred by th«
County Colored Teacher’s Assoc
iation was to get, the Buckingham
County school board to set up a
systematic sal*ry scale for Negro
teachers with gradual increases in
stead of leaving the scale of pay
to the discretion of the clerk of
the board as has been the custom
theretofore. When it was discov
ered that County boards were in
clined to shift the responsibility
for salary arrangement for Negro
teachers on the State board of ed
ucation, the Buckingham County
Colored Teacher’s Association de
cided to make the movement State
wide, and include urban as well
as rural teachers in its efforts.
SEVEN EDUCATORS SAIL
New York, (ANP)—Dr. Alain
Locke, Dr. Georgianna Simpson,
Dr. Otto Springer, Dr. Max Meen
es, M. Louis Achille, Eusebio
Fuertes, and Prof. Ralph Buncbe
all of Howard university sailed on
the Europa last Friday.
"A GENTLEMAN IN A BLACK
'by Donna McKay
(William Faro, Inc., New York)
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Suzanne Dale is the daughter of
rich white parents, and her wid
owed father permits her the free
dom of maintaining a studio in
gay New York and she makes
somewhat of a reputation as a
sculptress. For one of her statu
es. which bears the title of the
book, she employs Paul Johnson
as a model.
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Paul is a mulatto. Tall, well de
veloped, good looking and a grace
ful and expert dancer and enter
tainer in one of Harlem’s swanky
cabarets. His physique attracts
the attention of a great many
women and the constant close and
intimate contact between the art
ist and the model develops into an
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However, on one occasion Suz
anne, while in her "cups” marries
Paul and thus her romance
stretches from an "affair” which
according to her standards, and
those of her friends, could be tol
erated, into a very serious condi
tion of life which, neither herself
or friends, care to publicly admit.
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In her sober moments, Suzanne
stipulates a series of conditions
which Paul must live up to before
she will consent to live with him
as a wife. Paul not only accepts
the conditions but attempts to
carry them out and in this he is
indirectly aided ljv Suzanne’s
own brother, Tony, who has some
effeminate ways and who, also,
becomes enamored over Paul’s ro
bust physical form.
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With the above as a setting you
can well imagine the constatnt in
terest the story has on the reader T
Clifford C. Mitchell.
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