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Our Race Group find problems today are many and
varied. We are slowly but steadily, moving forward to
take our place among the leaders in the world today, and
will continue t odo so as long as we register our opinion
upon worthy and capable candidates. In this struggle for
economic existence we need race representation in every
public offic in this country. We have three race candi
dates for representative in the Nebraska Legislature, No
vember 8, Dr. John A. Singleton, Republican, candidate
from 9th district. Mr. Johnnie Owens, Democratic candi
date from the 9th district and Attorney John Adams Jr.,
Republican candidate fro mthe 10th district. What are
you going to do about it? Make your vote count at the
polls, November 8 for one of these candidates, not because
I’ve known them all my life or they need a chance, but the
man of ability whom we can depend upon to improve
conditions in our community. This is no time for envy
or jealous},-. The man you select will have a grave re
sponsibility placed on his shoulders. We must have race
representation in the next Nebraska Legislature and
there is only one course open to us—The Ballot.
Tuesday November 8, is Citizenship Day. If you
are a citizen on Tuesday, November 8 and are appreciative
for the protection of Society you will go to the polls and
cast your ballot for your chosen candidates and according
to the record that the candidates have made and you have
and know of. Not from the paid politicianers, Not from
the bread line pulpit moochers. Not from any one who
are making their living from the political influence which
the candidates he is boosting possesses. Common sense
ought to tell you that every man that has a political job
under palitical office holders, is duty bound to boost for
his own hide. It is your duty as progressive citizens to
keep your self informed of the record of the candidate in
the public office when the record is being made. The
Omaha Guide has been severely critized for publishing
the records of various candidates that has come before
them,in many instances. It is not the intention of the
Omaha Guide to misrepresent or to make false statements,
through the columns of the paper of any public man seek
ing office. But it is our job to keep the columns of the
paper open to the truthas near as we are able, to obtain
and to pass the same on to you, for you to pass your judg
ment on at the ballotbox. It is also-our duty to keep the
columns of the paper open for mutual expression of the
readers and all those who desire to express themselves
therein. We are to serve as a medium of exchange of
higher ideals for the best of all humanity. This we have
tried to do through the cool and the heat of this entire
campaign. If we have failed we are sorry. If we have
been of any service to you we are glad. We have tried to
give you the records of the candidates aspiring to the po
litical honors to the best of our ability. We hope that you
have been sufficiently informed concerning the records
of all candidates, we have carried through the columns of
our paper. So on November 8, you can intelligently cast
your ballot and your own judgment as to the best interest
of society. Think. Think. Think. Before you vote and
cast your ballot according to the dictation of your own
$4,702,500 $4,702,500 $4,702,500
Paid by you into the pockets of other.
CAN YOU AFFORD THIS ANY LONGER?
The Omaha Guide’s Working Men’s Commissioners
have been making thorough investigations of th ecandi
dates filed fo rthe Board of Education in regard to our
groups pro rata of employment. We have written each
candidate a letter asking for their position in regard to
giving our girls an dboys jobs in the Schools of Omaha.
In the columns of this paper you will find the letters writ
ten these candidates and a tabulated percentage sheet
and their answers. It is the duty of every Negro in this
community to refuse to give support to any uninterested
candidate on Tuesday, November 8.
The public offices to be filled by the voters of Omaha
on next Tuesday are not political in any sense of the word.
They are just plain business positions,—directors of the
Metropolitan Utilities Board.
The two candidates selected by the major parties
are: C. M. Wilhelm, Republican and Francis P. Mat
thews, Democrat. i
Mr. Wilhelm has been a member of the Utilities'
Board of Directors for twelve years and is thoroughly fa
miliar with the Board’s policy of providing efficient man
agement and at the same time furnishing gas and water
at low rates. Much of the outstanding success of the
Metropolitan Utilities District can be attributed to Mr.
Mr. Matthews is a capable lawyer and business
man, and will give the same careful thought and attention
to the municipal light and water plants that has charac
terized his own personal successes.
All people of both parties who believe that the
Utilities District, which operates Omaha’s municipally
owned water and gas plants, should have careful and con
servative management, want to see Mr. Matthews and
Mr. Wilhelm elected. These men will be dealing with
commodities which Omaha people use every day, water
and gas, and Omaha people have no more important se
lections t omake next Tuesday than the members of the
Metropolitan Utilities District Board.
By C. C. Gallaway,
Acting Editor of the Omaha Guide
November 1, 1932
Mr. C. C. Gallaway,
Managing Editor of the Omaha Guide, •
2418-20 Grant Street,
My dear Mr. Gallaway:
I received your letter a few days ago asking me my
opinion as to your pro-rata of employment in the schools
Noting the percentage given in your letter the sit
uation seems to me a serious one.
It is unfair and unjust to the Colored Taxpayers
of Omaha, to send their children through the schools to
prepare themselves for a well earned work then denied
Your race is a part of the taxpaying citizens of
Omaha and there is no reason you shouldn’t have your
pro-rata of employment.
I do hope through the contacts you are making, $
fair consideration will be given to the Colored Girls and
Boys of Omaha and you will soon have teachers in the
You can depend upon my hearty co-operation.
Yours for Success,
Municipal Judge, Omaha.
WEIGHT YOUR MAN
For 70 years the Negro has depended upon “Party”
traditions for the vindications of his rights, but to-day, he
is shot, burned and lynched, without a murmur from any
of our government officials. We spend hundreds of mil
lions of dollars a year for the enforcement of the 18th
amendment, and not a dime for the 13th, 14th and 15th
amendments. One, to keep people from drinking what
they want, the other to protect human life, justice and
liberty. The Negro must think of the man and not the
party. If it is possible for you to find his heart, Find It.
Study the man who is to run your state and government.
As an American citizen the Negro has shown his loyalty
through the annals of history. He has fought side by side
the other races, and shed blood for the freedom of De
mocracy. The Negro is tired of being called the “Timid
Negro”—he is not going to listen to these old worn out
promises any longer. He is going to ask himself these
questions when he goes to the polls Nov. 8. Aren’t you
tired of swallowing all these 11th hour promises? Aren’t
you tired of being segregated all over this country?
Aren’t you tired of the burning and lynching of Negroes?
Aren’t you tired of the harassing indignities heaped upon ,
Negroes? Aren’t you tired of these last minute conver
sions made by two tongued politicians? Aren’t you tired of
being a dog catcher, of rights and equal opportunities?
You can only judge the future by the past. You only
know men by the record made in the cool of the day and
not by what they say in the heat of a campaign.
NEGROES ON THE ISLAND OF
(Published and Distributed by the I
author, Charles A. Battle, 79 William
Street, Newport, R. I.)
* * *
This little pamphlet is interesting
because of the vast amount of histori
cal information and reference that is
given on the early Negroes of Rhode
* • •
The author takes us back to the
sixteenth century and describes, by
dates, places and names, the introduc.1
j tion of slavery into the original colony
and the subsequent steps taken to
j abolish it.
• * *
An insight, not usually found in
histories, is given of the part played
by Negroes in the Revolutionary War
and many pertinent details are given |
on the activities of black soldiers, pa
* * *
triots and civilians.
The early attempts to educate the
Negroes in Rhode Island are por- i
trayed in a manner that adds consid
erable romance to the efforts of our
early pioneers who struggled under
• * *
As the Negro gradually secured an
education, Schools and churches came
into being and the part that the church
has played in the lives of our people
is given in detailed chronological or
der over a period of one hundred
years. There are also many sketches
on the lives of other successful Ne
groes who have reflected creditably,
both for the race and Rhode Island.
As a sincere student of ever^hing
racial I am glad to possess this late
treatise, “Negroes on the Island of i
of Rhode Island*”
Clifford C. Mitchell.
by A. B. Mann
(The Literary Service Bureau)
Affection is commendable in both
the objective and subjective phases.
It is inspiring and encouraging, com
forting and heartening. But, even
in regard to this very beneficial ele
ment exaggeration and excess are
sickening and unprofitable.
The woman who will sit on her
husabnds’ lap, in public, and, in the
presence of others constantly kiss and
caress him or demand and receive
such from him wil surely make her
self ridiculous. This is also true of
the man who publicly kisses and car
esses hi wife, using endearing; terms
and other manifestations of affection.
Such manifestations of affection
belong to the finer, inner, private con
cerns of the man and the woman, and
public displays, as often seen, are
foolish and nauseating. Such conduct
gives evidence of a maudlin dispos
ition or of an attempt to deceive the
public. But, for the mdfet part, peo
ple of any community are largely
cognizant of the real attitude of a
man and his wife toward each other,
and cannot be deceived by this “out
side show.” Then it is generally
known that the married people who
are such gushers in public are not so
“kind and confectionery” in private,
as an old man used to say.
(By Dr. A. G. Bearer)
(The Literary Service Bureau)
Text: And she said unto him, My
father, if thou hast opened thy mouth
unto the Lord, do to me according to
that which hath proceeded out of thy
HEADS EQUAL NEGRO RIGHTS COMMITTEE
Wm. N. Jones, Managing Editor of Baltimore Airo
American, is chairman of the newly organized “Ford
Foster Committee f orequal Negro rights,” supporting
the Communist party in the election campaign. “The
Communist party,” said Mr. Jones, “is the only nartv of
the four which, by word and action, in the north, south,
east, and west, stands uncompromisingly for absolute
equality for American Negroes.”
By tradition Jephtha’s daughter has
been called Electra but the fact re
main that in the Bible record she is
just “Jephtha’s daughter”. And though
•he is noble and entitled to high hon
or, she is still nameless.
Jephtha was a warrior. He would
have victory. He made a rash vow.
It was that should he be victorious he
would offer as a sacrifice the first liv
ing thing that should meet him on his
The first living thing to meet him
was his only daughter. Then he ut
tered the pathetic lament, “Alas! my
daughter!” He told his daughter of
his vow and she surrendered her
young life that her father’s vow
Of course, God did not require such
a sacrifice. Jephtha was foolish and
almost wicked, but this girl, thou?h
nameless to the world, merits immor
tality for her courage and sacrifice.
She is nameless but noble “for a’
for State Senator
New York Paper to Publish Exposure
of Torture of Negro in Prison Camps
NEW YORK NEWSPAPERS TO
PUBLISH EXPOSURE OF PRISON
TORTURES OF NEGROES IN THE
New York, —“Georgia Nigger”, the
sensational book by John L. Spivak
which exposes the torture and op
pression of Negroes in chain gangs
and peonage farms, will be published
serially by the Daily Worker, begin
ning November 1.
The facts contained in “Georgia
Nigger” have been su’pressed by most
if the newspapers in the country, and
the book has been barred from many
book stores in the South. Though
written in fiction form, the book is
based entirely on fact and is support
ed by official documents, photographs
>f tortures taken by the author and
heart-breaking prisoners’ letters. It
las created a sensation in white rui
ng class quarters in the South, who
lave done everything in their power
;o deny and cover up the evidence of
larbarous tortures and legalized slav
ery that Mr. Spivak has presented.
The Daily Worker is the first and
>o far the only newspaper in the
■ountry that has dared to publish the
>ook. In addition to the ones print
id in the book, the paper will publish
ibout 75 documents and photographs
lever printed before.
FTFTY NEWSBOYS TO
PETJVER The OMAHA
GUIDE TO YOUR POOR
Junior League Members Visit The
Unemployed Married Men’s
Mesdames C. W. Hamilton Jr.,
Lawrence Shaw, Charles C Shepard
Jr., and Mrs. W. B. Millard Jr., mem
bers of the Junior League of Omaha
visited the Unemployed Married Men’s
Council Headquarters last Thursday
to make investigations as to a day
nursery. The members were very
favorably impressed Mrs. W. B. Mil
lard Jr. is president of the Junior
ATTEND SOCIAL CONFERENCE
The Nebraska and Iowa Social
; Workers Conference met at Fonten.
elle Hotel last week. Among those
of our group attending were: Mrs.
Grace Hutten of the Family Welfare
Mrs. D. W. Gooden of the Urban
League, Mrs. Charlotte Crawford,
Virginia Jackson, Rev. Rhone, Mr.
Arthur Walker of Lincoln, Nebraska
and Miss Rachel Taylor, Executive
, Secretary of the YWCA.
wynn McCullough shot in
The mysterious shooting of Wynn
McCullough, has caused considerable
excitement in the policy circles of
Chicago, and with keen interest to
I Omahans. McCullough is formerly
| of Omaha and well known to many
Omahans. The exact cause of the
j shooting is not known at this writing,
j but he is believed to be the victim of
j a jealous woman or of robbery. Mc
Cuulough refused to discuss the case.
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Chas. E. Foster
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Honorable Charles E. Foster, Judge
of the District Court and candidate
for re-election and double deserves
the honor Judge Foster for many
years the Police Magistrar, and dur
ing' that time he found at all times
trying to care for and protect the
ones who wore so unfortunate and
had no means to employ attorneys.
At no time did he ever permit a pros
ecutor in his court to persecute on ac
count of color or lack of funds to em
pty council. It has been commonly
stated by all court atendants and the
entire underworld machine that Judge
Foster tried all cases and rendered
all decisions after he had heard the
evidence. He was at all times in full
charge of his court without any out
side interference. The District bench
is honored with a man like Foster sit
ting thereon. Let us preserve the
honor of our courts
C, A. SORENSON
Republican Candidate for Attorney
Mr. Sorenson needs no introduction
to the Negroes of Omaha. We can
remember him in many instances
where he has proven he is the man
for the place. He possesses a legal
mind. He has keen conceptions. He
administrates his office in fairness
and justice according to the statutes
of the State of Nebraska, to all Ne
braska citizens. Nebraskans will do
honor to their State by re-electing
C. A Sorenson as Atty. General. Not
only is he respected by all the justice
and law abiding citizens of Nebraska
but his decisions on many legal points
are quoted by the best lawyers in
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Awake! Awake! ye people great and
Rouse ye, o rouse ye and hear the
We want a maR to lead us on to vie.
tory and fame.
A man that stands for God and right
an dHoover is the man.
Hoover, Hoover is the nation’s cry,
Give us Herbert Hoover for on him
we can rely.
Stand by him, ye people of the land.
And keep America in the lead, for
Hoover take your stand.
Proclaim, Proclaim that name from
shore to shore.
Waft it, waft it, ye breezes o’er and
From north to south we need that
man to be our Nation’s head,
Then vote for Hoover one and all.
By him we must be led.
—by Mrs. Amelia Gaynor Anedrson.
Hon. Perry Howard, National Com
mitteeman of Mississippi will speak
at Elks Hall Monday night, Nov. 7th.
Mr. Howard is a member of the Na
tional Republican Speakers Bureau
well informed, and an able speaker,
every body should hear him.
OMAHA GUIDE'S WORKING MEN
On Tuesday, Nov. 1, the Omaha
Guide’s W. Commissioners held their
meeting at the headquarters. The
president and chairman of executive
board made their report on the con
tacts made with different officials and
candidates for the Board of Educa
tion. All letters received up to the
date were read to Executive Commit
tee and recommended for publication
to the Omaha Guide. Plans were made
to have each Precinct in 2nd and 3rd
wards covered with four workers. An
order was given for 15,000 campaign
slate cards for the workers The
Chairman of Executive Board was
given authority to mobilize the en
tire 2nd, 3rd ward through Churchea
Lodges and every civic organizatioa
in the city. Mrs. Robbie Turner Davis
was selected to form a speakers bu
reau and to organize 300 volunteer
workers for Tuesday. November 8, for
candidates who answered the Omaha
Guide letters 100%.
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