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♦ EDITORIALS! ♦'
The Norfolk Journal and Guide was the only Negro
new-;taper to call attention to the passage of another a
mendment to the federal constitution.
A TRIUMPH FOR NORRIS
The 2"th Amendment to the Federal Constitution
ah limbing • i'.e short session of Congress following elec
tions and changing the date of the inauguration of the
Pivw.ien! ir-au March 4 to January 20th was ratified on
ia>t M . hi when the Legislature of Missouri voted its
adaption as the J6th state. As the amendment becomes
op*erative ; ■ xt October 15th there will be no more “Lame
Duel " C< ngresses, the popular term applied to Congress
linated f ated legislators, who under the old
e.wsi iunimwi arrangement did not retire from office
until 13 months after their defeat at the polls.
Hi<*iv i considerable sentiment in the United
Stato for a constitutional amendment fixing the term of
at six years and limiting his tenure of office
to one term. That would seem to be an ideal way to save
n eu: from dictation by political considerations
crate to insure his reelection, since every
President wants to be reelected. It would also serve to
make the kjb less devastating to the physical resources of
ti c encumbent. The last 12 years have demonstrated
tha: few men can stand more than one term in the White
The passage of the 20th Amendment was a personal
11 iumpn for Senator George H. Norris of Nebraska.
St. Philips Episcopal Church,
Rev. John Albert Williams,
I>. D., Rector.
The services for the Fifth Sunday
after the Epiphany will be as follows:
7 30 A. M. Holy Communion; 8:00
A M. M rning Prayer; 11:00 A. M.
Church School; 11:00 A. M. Sung
Eucharist with sermon; 12:80 Con
firmation Class; 5:00 P. M. Vespers
and Young People’s Fellowship.
Bishop Shayler has sent official no
tice that he has appointed the after
noon of Palm Sunday, April 9th, for
his vis'tation to St, Philip’s for ad
ministering the sacrament of Con
Salem Baptist Church,
22nd and Seward Sts.
Her. F. S. (ioodlett, .Voting Pastor,
Mr. William Cooper, reporter.
Good services were held at Salem
as usual. Rev. Goodlett delivered two
inspiring sermons, 11 a. m. subject
wat. “When Brooks Run Dry,” First
King. 17th chapter. 8 p. m. subject
was, “The Secret Prayer of Jesus”,
Matt 26.36. Mark 6-46. All pres
ent feasted on these sermons and re
joiced the. more over the addition to
the church of a new- member.
The banquet sponsored on the 26th
was a success. The BYPU. had no
meeting on account of City BYPU.
at Pilgrim where 225 were present.
Mr. Wm. Cooper, president. You
are always welcome at Salem.
Pilgrim Baptist Church,
25 th and Hamilton Sts.
Promptly at 9:30 a. m. Sunday
school was opened. Due to the incle
ment weather, the attendance was not
as large as usuaL
At 10:45 morning worship. The
Pastor was in the stand with a very
instructive as well as inspirational
sermon. His subject was “Worth
While Life Purposes”, text, St. John
18th chapter, 37th verse.
At three o’clock, the Pastor choir,
and a large congregation worshipped
with St. John AME. Church, in an All
The City BYPU. which met at Pil
grim was very well attended. The
banner was won by Pilgrim’s BYPU.
Rev. W. B. Preston, of Kansas City
Kansas, delivered the evening mes
sage. speaking from 116th Psalm 12th
verse, his subject was, “A Return De
\ isitor3 are always welcome a
Cradled in Colombia,
Reaches High Peak
Although we pride ourselves on our
modernity, the whir of an airplane
propellor still causes us to pause and
gase skyward: an airplane is sttU a
curiosity to most people.
It is not so in Colombia, where ly
ing is the accepted mode of transpor
tation Detween many of the beautiful
cities of this flourishing South Amer
ican Republic It was In Colomow
that commercial aviation was Dora on
the Western Continent, with the form
ing. in 1919. of Scadta Airways, oicert
commercial airline in the net world
While Colombians are most enthusi
astic about flying they first adopted
this method of speedy and comics t
able travel from necessity rather than
from choice They prefer flying tor
the comfort It affords, as well as the
speed They are a thoroughly en
lightened people, devoted to architec
ture. and city-planning to sport*,
music art. literature, and commerce
YeT their country is so studded w:u.
mountain ranges and great expanses
of fertile plains, that should you wish
to journey trom Cartagena on the sea
coast to 3ogcta the inland capitoi
your journey must he both hy rail and
river-coat, unless you choose to fly
In many instances the sky routes
follow the many waterways wm.ch
cover the country like a spidet weo
Eeneath as you flv plv the river boat*
which carry freight ana the crops, of
which coffee is first 05 a wide margin
Colombia rants «econd m world pro
duction of coffee and first in produc
tion of the finest cofi.cs
Travel and transport
mountains is by
cab If and burros.
Owing to the topography, Colom
bia's railroads have been built in s
series ol short connecting tines. with
out emphasis upon trunk line con
struction. The “ehoo-choo" ol ms
locomotive, the sonorous blast ol the
steamboat whistle, and the roar *>T
airplane propellors. are symbols <4
travel common to all Colombians.
In some districts, where the GnesS
coffees in the world are grown up on
mountain slopes 4.000 to 6.000 lees
above the sea. the coffee crops and
passengers are picturesquely trans
ported by mono-rail cars suspended
j from steel cables strung in great loops
I frem mountain peak to mountain
peak. Here the railroad and highway
are extremely difficult to develop ana
: maintain out not so with the alr
! plane for at short intervals through
! the mountains emergency landing
j fields are spotted for utmost safety
These progressive people moved
j quickly from the most primitive stages
I ol travel to full development ol the
; most modern travel facilities without
the necessary time and expense in
volved in the elaborate construe’.on
and maintenance ol railroad rnii.t*
ol-way and rcliine stock as has been
the case m other civilized countries.
The sick of the church are improv
Don’t forget our Mid-Week Prayer
Meeting. Rev. J. H. Dotson, pastor.
PRISONS AND PRISONERS
* * *
They say that the pen is mightier
than the sword. If that is true I
would require a mighty sturdy pen
to even attempt to satisfy the many
readers of this column, judging by
the requests that I daily receive, to
write on certain phases of prison
conditions, with a view of perhaps
bettering some of the prisoner’s con
However, if the editor is willing to
print it, I certainly am willing to
write my conception of what might
constitute a prison “trusty”, and
thus I will be able to satisfy, at
| least a few, of the many readers who
have asked me to write on this sub
I ject, among others.
* * *'
Undoubtedly, those interesting in
this subject are thinking of the
Hatch Good Time” law and its meth.
i od of operation. Laws, as everyone
knows are interpreted in • various
■ ways. Sometimes very liberally—
| and again, otherwise. All depending
, upon t£e interests at stake and th*
; ability or power behind those who
are seeking an interpretation. This
may not sound so encouraging but
| ALL prisoners well know these facts.
* * *
Policies are formulated, sometimes
on the very letter of the law, and
I sometimes on the “intent”, which
brings us to the question, “what and
who is a trusty?” Prisoners in Mich
igan, particularly first-timers with a
perfect prison record, (which DOES
NOT include this writer) are inter
ested in this subject because if they
are a “trusty” they can receive extra
good time, without the necessity of
a commutation of sentence through
On first thought one would say
that a “trusty” is one who is trusted
outside the walls. Very good, for
those fortunate enough to get there
but out of six thousand prisoners it
is inconceivable that any large num
ber can be trusties at any one time.
Does that mean that the hopes of the
thousands of others should be blasted
merely because they cannot draw a
trusty assignment Or does it nec
essarily mean that no prisoner can
be a trusty unless he is working out
side the walls?
* * *
In answering of these questions, in
my opinion, it depends upon the pol
icy followed. Therefore, “who is a
trusty ? ” Surely, a prisoner who
works faithfully, year in and year:
out, around a costly and complicated
bit of skill that he possesses so that
bit of skill that he posseses so that
others who are dependent upon its
operation will not be held up, is some
what of a trusty?
* * *
Surely, the prisoner who adminis
ters to the sick, amidst all kinds of
conditions, without thought of his
own predicament, is somewhat of a
trusty? And the prisoner who, in
the course of his employment, hand
les many items of trust, to the com
plete satisfaction of his employer, is
somewhat of a trusty?
* * *
And those who work in'the kitch.
tens, and over the ovens, handling
food that thousands of prisoners and
hundreds of civilians must eat, are
trusties to some extent? And the
mtn who faithfully attend the power
lines, stokers, engines, and the pris
on’s physical maintenance, are also
In short, every prisoner, in any J
prison, who faithfully and skillfully
handles his assignment strictly in
keeping with the wishes of the pris-1
on officials, is entitled to the “trusty” j
status when it comes to portioning
out extra good time.
* * *
It may not be generally known but
the temptation to serve or favor fel- j
low.inmgftes is MUCH GREATER
than to. ignore their pleas and be con
sidered a strictly “administration”
prisoner. Surely, then, such a pris
oner is, at least, entitled to the status
of “trusty” in the liberal interpret
ation of the “Hatch Good Time” law.
INHEHRITANCE WITH A CLOUD
by R. A. ADAMS
(The Literary Service Bureau)
A multi-millionaire was murdered.
His wife and a man supposed to have
been his best friend -were accused of
his murder and acquitted. A posthu
mous child was born to the widow.
It is estimated that this child will in
herit S4,000.000—a vast sum of money
He will be independent and doubtless
will be flattered and coddled—after
the order of things where rich peo
ple are concerned, but
The “but” has to do with his heri
tage. It will have a Cloud, and the
child will have a handicap. His fa
ther was wild and reckless. His mo
ther was a show girl, of the usual
type of Bohemianism. He must of
necessity inherit weaknesses from
both sides of the house. His father
was murdered and his mother’s life
in jeopardy, during his prenatal per
iod. Fear, regret, hatred, anxiety,
animosities and other emotional ele
ments must have entered into her
mental states during pregnancy. And
inevitably, these would affect the un
Considering all of these and the
stigma which cannot be erased, one
might think of this little millionaire
as “the poor rich child.” He has an
inheritance with a cloud; and millions
with a handicap. Perhaps in the
years to come, when this child is able
to give due consideration to his own
interests, he will prefer to have been
born poor, and without the cloud on
his birth than to have been born rich
with it. Anyway, right-thinkir^ per
sons will say, the poor child born
without these handicaps is richer than ;
this rich child born with them. And
no doubt, there will come to the mind
of the mother many pangs as she con
siders her own part and her own re
by A. B. MANN
(The Literary Service Bureau)
Some people will promise anything.
Often we hear, “Yes, I’ll be there.”
“Yes, I’ll do it.” “Sure, I will!”
j “Put me down for so many.” Yet,
quite ofttn these promises are made
without any consideration of circum
stances or ability to keep them. These
are of the sort designated as being
“like pie-crust; easy made and easy
Embarrassment, loss of confidence
and respect, misunderstandings and
misrepresentations often follow fail
ure to keep such rash promises. Some
of them are made in sincerity but
. without due deliberation; out others
are made without sincerity and those
who utter them so gibly do not,intend
to keep them. Whatever the situa-'
tion, it is a serious thing to pledge
one’s word; and a dishonest thing to
pledge and break. David wrote of an
honest man “That sweareth to his
I own hurt and changeth not.” This
! is the kind of a man the world needs.
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Race prejudice must go. The Fatherhood of God
and the Brotherhood of Man must prevail. These are
the only principles which will stand the acid test of good
citizenship in time of peace, war and death.
(1) We must have our pro-rata of employment in
businesses to which we give our patronage, such as groc
ery stores, laundries, furniture stores, department stores
and coal companies, in fact- every concern which we sup
port. We must give our citizens the chance to live res
pectably. We are tired of educating our children and
permitting them to remain economic slaves and enter in
to lives of shame.
(2) Our pro-rata of employment for the patronage
to our public corporations such as railroad companies,
the street car company, the Nebraska Power Company,
the Northwestern Bell Telephone Company and other
establishments which we are forced to support by right
of franchise. Also our pro-rata of employment in re
turn for the taxes we pay in our city, county state and
(3) To encourage the establishment of a first class
hospital that we may get the best that there is in medical
science from our doctors whom we know to be nearest us,
also to encourage a high respect of them and encourage
more of our girls to take nurse training.
(4) A one hundred per cent deportment of our cit
izens in our public or private places of business, especial
ly on street cars. If we are to be respected we must act
respectably, especially in public places where we are con
stantly before the public’s eye.
(5) A one hundred per cent membership in the Om
aha branch of the NAACP. should be had to encourage
the efforts put forth by the founders of the organization
and to assist the general office to establish a five million
dollar endowment fund to maintain operating expenses
and to further the principles of the NAACP. All peo
ple of all races must be educated up to a higher principle
and a more thorough understanding of interracial rela
tionship that our country may in reality be a government
of the people, for the people and by the people in whole
and not in part.
(6) The re-establishment of the Christian Religion
as Christ taught it, for the uplifting of mankind, elimin
ating financial and personal gain. A practical Christian
Religion, week day as well as Sunday. An attitude to
ward our fellowman as a brother in order to establish a
principle which Will guide the destiny of each other’s
children; our neighbor’s children today are our children
(7) Courteous treatment in all places of business
and the enforcement of the State Civil Right Law.
(8) To encourage and assist in the establishment of
the following financial institutions near 24th and Lake
Streets: A building and loan association, a state bank,
administering aid and assistance to our widows and
(9) To encourage the erection of a one hundred
thousand dollar Young Men’s Christian Association
Building near 24th and Lake Streets.
(10) To enlarge the Young Women’s Christian As
sociation that it may supply sufficient dormitory accom
(11) To teach our citizens to live economically with
in their earning capacity by printing in each issue a bud
get system for various salaries.
(12) To make Omaha a better city in which to live
by inaugurating a more cosmopolitan spirit among our
(13 To put a stop to the Divorce Evil by passing a
State law making the mistreatment of a wife or a hus
band by either of them, ,a criminal offense to be decided
by a jury, first offense, jail sentence of a short duration;
from one to five years in the penitentiary. This, we be
lieve will make men and women think before marrying,
second offense, one of longer duration; third offense,
(14) We must become owners of the city govern
ment by paying a seemingly higher salary to those whom
we employ to administer its affairs, a salary that will at
and, also, a first-class trust company for the purpose of
tract men of high calibre.
(1) Fight for a passage of the Dyer Anti-Lynch Bill
and thus stop the shamful lynching of American citizens.
(2) One of our citizens in the president’s cabinet.
(3) Federal control of the educational system that
every child must have a high school education.
(4) Assist in the furtherance of research by our
scientists and historians to prove that civilization was
first founded in Africa.
(5) Establish a political influence which will bring
about our pro-rata of higher appointments made by our
(6) Stop graft in politics by passing a Federal La.w
making election day a legal holiday and compelling every
American citizen of voting age to vote.
(7) Prevent further wars by teaching the so-called
white race that it is high time for them to quit fooling
themselves about white supremacy with only three-tenths
of the world’s population. They must be taught that
color is due to climatic conditions. They must be taught
that seven-tenths of the world’s population is made up of
darker races. They must be taught that the rays of sun
that blaze upon the equator and turn the skin brown do
not affect the power of the brain any more than the cold
ness of icy glaciers affect the brain of the white race;
and that the darker races will not continue to be crushed
by a money mad few. If the Fatherhood of God and the
Brotherhood of Man are not welded into the hearts of this
world’s family now, by teaching the principles laid down
by our Saviour, it will be welded into the hearts of our
children some day soon, on the bloodiest battlefields this
world has ever knowm.
(8) Cut down congressional representation from
thte Southern States in proportion to the number of votes
The OMAHA GUIDE will put forth its best efforts
to bring about the above 22 points with the assistance of
those who believe it is for the best interest of good Amer
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