Volume 38, Number 31 Weber State College Ogden, Utah February 10, 1978 J J5 - ' t c - - . - - i . - v- ,;;f v - - ... j-,-r-j- !1 1T-; Tg iJLLii My .tJ-J -L-JJ Ui i , 1 ,1 rf . i m I li gr '-M a1 Iv41ed if -W-it i ;4.fcKSK... . K-.SrSSsniS.'! t.- - r ' ''tini .im i f fim imT' -y 8- OGDEN CIRCA 1932, looking up 25th east from the Union Station. The city was an important rail center in those days and 25th Street was the center of activity. Currently plans are underway to redevelop the street and restore it to its original state. (Courtesy of the Shupe P.I. Archives) Facts am d figures in Ml 'ack history In observance of Black History Month, some facts about American blacks in the past have been offered by the Black Scholars United at Weber State. The information has been taken from The Black Book, published in 1974 by Random House Publishing Co. For instance did you know that: Leo Pinckney, a black man, was the first draftee of World War I. The hero of Pearl Harbor was a black mess attendant, Dorie Miller, who brought down several Japanese airplanes though he had never been trained to fire a machine gun. At that time (1941) blacks were confined in the Navy to menial duties. Today, Afro-American youths can aspire to every position in any branch of service. The land on which Madison Square Garden in New York City now rests once belonged to a black woman, Annie d' Angola. Potato Chips were first introduced by a Negro chef in 1865. A black man of Indian descent has a town in Wisconsin named in his honor. He was Chief Oshkosh. Francisco Negro was an incorporator of the Village of Bushwick in Brooklyn. He owned land in Bushwick in 1633, three years earlier than any white man's acquisition of land there.