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by John Brnj. Horton. Jr.
•A VERY FINE SLATE
ENDORSED BY DOUGLAS
COUNTY VOTERS’ LEAGUE.
THE FUNCTION OF
One of the
services that the
has rendered to
tlM Voting popu. i
lace of Omaha, ^k
recently. h a s H
been to announce
the eery hee and Johnny Horton
r ; e relative “slate" of six candi
The t men chosen are namely: Mr.
Roy S. Toad, Mr. W. W Carmichael,
Mr. John Hopk.ns, Mr. Harry Trus
Ur. Mr Richard W. Jepsen and Mr.
Blaine Young. It might be of in
terest to the Colored people of Omaha
to kno*. that these men have pledged
us our pro-rata of employment in all
position* and job* if elected. These
men are business men fully equipped
with the good and sound business
lodgement so necessary toward the
conduct of the business of running
the Corporation of Omaha.
• • •
The function of political leadership
is to lead; not to leave action paralyz
ed because public opinion is confused
and distracted. We must start and
start quickly upon a program of re
We must realize that there is a new
economic order and to realize it pas
sionately. is the central equipment
for modern Statesmanship.
One European writer said recently:
“1 cannot say that I am in the slight
2122 N. 24th St.
I est degree impressed by your big
gness or your material resources as
3uch. Size is not grandeur; and ter
ritory does not make a nation. The
great issue. about which hangs a true
sublimity and the terror of a over
hanging fate, is, what are you going
to do with all of these things? What
is to be th end to which these are to
je the means?”
Now, folks, to speak of poverty
amidst plenty and alternating days of
feast and famine perhaps hints at
the essential for which we go about
the task of conquering the damnable
Writer’s Note: Watch this column
every week and you will read the
ru‘h exposed politically wherever
-a-r:intcd, regardless of political con
Lieut-Governor of Nebraska
Walter H. Jurgensen
A NEW FIGURE UPON NEBRAS
KA’S POLITICAL HORIZON
by J. R. LOWELL
When Mr. Jurgensen was down
with the influenza just prior to the
opening of the legislature, his phys
ician ordered him to a hospital. Just
as soon as he was able to be out of
bed, however, the patient would not
“stay put.” The doctor or the nurses
usually had to make a tour of the
rooms on his floor in order to find
him. Being of an extremely sociable
nature and of an inquiring turn of
mind as well, he was on friendly
terms and had visited with most of
the other patients in the hospital
within a few days.
Another incident reflecting his
“intensely human” nature occurred
when in company with the man of
letters already mentioned he visited
recently with parnets (now living at
Madison). The lieutenant governor
stopped at a Madison meat market
and purchased a generous supply of
steak. After the usual demonstra
tion of family affection, the son,
“shooed” his mother out of the kitchen
and proceeded to prepare supper him
self. The professor remembers that
visit in particular because Jurgensen
“roped him in” to dry the dishes
while he (Jurgensen) washed them.
The first thirig Mr. Jurgensen thinks
of when returning to Lincoln from
°ven an over-night’s absence is to call
home. He has four good reasons,
—Mrs. Jurgensen, Billy and Mary,
nine-year old twins; and Dorothy,
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These are the people whose homes will be bright and
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two years old.
He is immensely popular with th<
other youngster of his neighborhoo<
as well as with his own. There is
football team made up of neighbor
hood boys that will swear by him
He furnished them with helmets. No1
only that, but a picnic for all the boys
and girls in the neighborhood has
j been given by Mr. Jurgensen for s<
many years’ that it has become an an.
nual event and an institution. And
it is a toss-up over who has the most
fun at these affairs, the children or
Polit.cally the lieutenant governor
is a democrat of the independent
stamp. He is original, for a man in
politics, in that he wastes no time in
oratory or spell-binding and would
rather “take a licking” than listen
to it. His idea of good government
is action when and where needed with
the power of authority behind it, and
he has little use for such frills as
committees and bureaus.
Mr. Jurgensen has exhibited good
judgement and taste during the short
j time he has held public office. He has
refused to make an attempt to take
over the reins of state government,
knowing that such a move might add
to the governor’s present worries and
ill health. “The people of Nebraska
elected Mr. Bryan governor and I
think it would be presumptious on
my part to attempt to usurp the gu
bernatorial seat,” he declares.
Again, when beseiged by the usual
throng of office seekers and “fair
weather” friends, Mr. Jurgensen
demonstrated his ability to say “NO.’
He is essentially a business man and
it goes against his grain to see a lot
of unnecessary or unqualified em
ployes on a pay roll, even if that pay
roll happens to come from tax funds.
Here are a few additional pertin
ent facts and character glimpses of
the lieutenant governor:
He is as nearly “self made” as it
is possible for a man to be.
He is six feet four inches in height
weighs 249 pounds, and carries no
He owns his own home in Lincoln
and, in his own words, “supports t|
farm in Boyd county.”
He belongs to an informal club
made up largely of men older than
himself and including- a number of
college professors, who meet period
ically to discuss politics, affairs of
state and the world at large, abstruse
problems of human conduct, philoso
phy, et cetera. These gatherings us
ually break up in the wee small hours
of the morning, so engrossed do the
members become in their discussions.
He spends considerable time in his
library which contains more than
2,000 volumes niel|u<|ing “heavy”
treatises on philosophy, political
science, economics, pyschology, men
tal hygiene, etc, and a complete set
of all the messages of all the presi
dents of the United States.
. He is sparing with his words, say
ing what he has to say in as few
words as possible.
He is a good marksman with either
a rifle or a pistol.
He has gained a reputation in his
own business world of being a good
business man and a good salesman.
He is an outdoor man despite his
love of books and informed discus
sion. He plays golf occasionally and
is an inveterate hunter and fisher, al
though he hunts and fishes more for
the love of being out of doors than
for the game he bags. In fact he
might come under the category of
He is a good piano player although
he can’t read music.
He has the happy faculty of inspir
ing loyalty in his friends and employ
He has no faith in political panac
eas and believes that the best way to
govern a city, a state or a nation, is
to “keep down the expenses of gov
ernment, and give the natural laws
a chance to work.”
EVERY COLORED BAND, in
Omaha will perform for their special
friends at the Annual Music,
ian’s Clinch—March 27th at Dream,
“CAP” FOYE IN COMMISSIONER
One of the political surprises of the
present city campaign was the filing
for commissioner of W. J. “Cap”
Foye, but a still greater surprise, ac
cording to his supporters, is the gen
eral response to his first battle of the
“Cap” Foye, who received his mil
itary nickname through nine years
service in the Nebraska National
Guard back in the Nineties, when he
was lieutenant in the Thurston Rifles
and captain of the Omaha Guards, has
been in business in Omaha for more
than 40 years. He is married and has
a family of three grown daughters; is
a Mason and an Elk.
“Cap” Foye is said to be except
ionally well known and well liked a
mong colored empoyees of the Coun.
try, Omaha and Field clubs.
LENT STARS CHEESE!
t— ■ —
By MARYE DAHNKE
Director of Home Ec-nomics ICratt
'Little cabbage !"■
To the French it * a term ol endear
ment—out to the average American
it's just lowly vegetable to oe served
when there isn t company for dinner
No one in this country has ever fully
appreciated the menu-possibilities and
palate satisfactions inherent in that
tow'} vegetable the caboage All that
this orphan among vegetaOles really
needs is a oit of thoughtful attention
in cooking Combining it artfully in a
casserole dish with a succulent cneese
sauee will turn it into, a dish for
gourmets to dream about
Hie Lenten season offers ample op
portunity for creating casserole dishes
par excellence American cheese al
ways a menu-favorite, can oe put to
so many delicious Lenten uses It
should be a part of the dally cuisine
The rich golden smoothness ol Amer
ican cheese cooked en casserole with
fish or familiar winter vegetables
turn* the whole into a rich and mellow
BAKED CABBAGE. CHEESE SAUCE
1 medium cabbage 2 cup* grated Amer
& tablespoon* butter ican cheese
4 tablespoons flour Salt, pepper
2 cups milk Buttered bread
Chop the cabbage and cook it in a smell
amount of boiling salted water Dram
well. Make a sauce with the butter *!our.
milk, grated cheese and seasonings t orn*
bine with the cabbage, place in a casserole
cover with buttered crumbs and bake 2(1
to 30 minutes in s moderate oven. 350
1 onion chopped 1 teaspoon Worcea
1 green pepper tershire sauca
chopped Salt, pepper.
2 tablespoons butter cayenne
2 cups strained 1 can lima beana
tomatoes 1 h* cups grated
Fry the onion and pepper in the butter,
add strained tomatoes and cook slowiy 10
minutes. Add seasonings and beans from
which liquor has been drained. Simmer
slowly 20 minutes. Put beans and grated
cheese in a casserole in alternate layer*
and hake in a moderate oven. 350 degrees.
20 to 30 minutes.
March 14, 1933.
Every Negro citizen should interest
himself in the coming election of city
commissioners. He is a member and
a part of this large corporation. The
City of Omaha. His money paid out
in taxes goes to finance the manage
ment of this great City in which he
lives and by which his property and
person are safe guarded.
During this period of depression
the Negro has suffered more financ
ially than any other group of people.
Because of the unfair attitude which
has been adopted toward him in the
field of labor, experience in the last
three years shows that he is the first
to be fired and the last to be hired.
Because he has suffered more financ.
j ially many of his homes have been
j lost because of his inability to pay
his taxes. He should therefore be
the first to support those candidates
who pledge themselves to an efficient
and economical administration, lower
taxation and no more bond issues ex
cept in the case of emergencies unless
by a vote of the people.
He should understand that in or
der to have efficiency and economy
in government it is necessary to sel
ect men of experience, and especially
men who have had sound business
training and experience, for after all
the management of our City is simply
the management of a big business
He should remember that the men
selected to represent him are the ser
vants of the public and that he de
posits with them money with which
to carry on the management of city
affairs. Therefore it is for his fur
ther benefit to select men of honesty.
One of the most important facts
for the Negro to keep in mind is the
fact that he is a Negro, but as a Ne
gro he is- just as much a citizen of
the City of Omaha as any other per
son of whatever race he may be; that
as a citizen of Omaha he is entitled
to all of the rights and privileges of
a citizen; that no partiality should be
shown to any group of citizens in
any municipal institution, and that he
as a citizen is entitled to an equal
proportion of city employment.
It is further necessary for the Ne
gro to remember that his right to
vote is his greatest weapon of self
defense. That in order to get the
greatest amount of protection and
benefit from the use of this weapon,
it is necessary for him to concentrate
his entire vote behind those candidates
who in addition to an efficient and
economical administrtion also stand
for equal opportunity and fairplay for
all in the management of city af
fairs and institutions.
Because of the number of candidates
and the confusion which seems to ex
ist in this present campaign, a coun
cil of five Negroes with headquarters
located at 2405 Lake Street has been
formed to study and ascertain the
attitude of the numerous candidates,
and tb use their best judgement in
recommending to the colored people
those to whom they should give their
support. The membrs of this council
are Mr. H. L. Anderson, Mr. Andrew
Stuart, Dr. John A. Singleton, Mr.
John Woods, and Attorney John Ad
ams, Jr, It is the purpose of this
council through the cooperatoin of
other Negro organizations to concen
trate the Negro vote behind those can
didates who stand for safe, sound,
honest, efficient and economical gov
ernment; equal consideration and fair
play to all.
The first candidate to be endorsed
by this council is Commissioner John
Hopkins, whose record in office is
one of efficiency and economy, and
who has always maintained a fair and
impartial attitude toward the Negro
citizen. It was under his administra
tion of the Finance Department that
the first colored stenographer was
appointed in the Finance office at the
City Hall. Since he has been in
charge of the Police Department, two
colored police officers have been pro
moted to the rank of detectives.
Dr. John A. Singleton,
H. L. Anderson,
Atty. John Adams, Jr.
by John Adams, Jr., Sec’y.
BY CLIFFORD C. MITCHELL
* * *
HELLO FOLKS! EVERYWHERE,
* * *
If you have been a reader of
“THIS AND THAT” in the Chicago
Sunday Bee at any time since July
1931 we are well acquainted and this
column, now syndicated nationally,
needs no introduction.
* * ♦
Or, if you have been a reader of
“Digesting the News” that has ap
peared weekly, for nearly three years
in our papers all over the country;
my weekly BOOK COMMENTS;
“PRISONS and PRISONERS”'; “KIL.
BY” and other features in the forty,
odd publications of the Southerr
Newspaper Syndicate; magazine
sketches that have appeared in Timely
Digest; short sketches in Tatler; shorl
stories in the Philadelphia Tribune
and The Bronzeman, then, this col.
umn, if followed from week to week,
will keep you posted on the personal
happenings of this columnist, now—
and in the years to come.
* * *
This column, on the basis of nation,
al reader-distribution, instead of lo
caiized, will acknowledge from week
to week, and perhaps quote from, im.
portant communications; books; mag.
azines; “exchanges”, etc. And also
give thanks to the many individuals
and firms who are cooperating with
me and to whom it is impossible for
me to write.
• * *
So much for the introduction!
While everyone at Washington was
busy on the inaugural affairs, Dr.
Algernon B. Jackson, of Howard
University, and ANP. columnist, took
time to write:
“***You review of Jim and Mr. Ed
dy (Dr. Jackson is the author went
over big. I saw it in many papers
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***A few days ago I took dinner with
our mutual friend “Billboard” Jack
son (U. S. Dept, of Commerce) and
we talked at length about you and
your work. *** We all look forward
to having .you with us soon. I am
certain a great future in journalism
* * *
Thanks to the Washington Tribune,
tHfe first paper in the east to use any
of my releases (August 1930) for the
editorial comment on my “Prisons and
* * *
Just a paargraph will be quoted
from the letter of John S. Melden,
president of the Defender Laborator
ies, New York:
“‘***We want to compliment you on
your efforts and must say that you
certainly have done a very fine job
in compiling, and we want to thank
you for the splendid cooperation ren
* * *
D. Walter Thompson, journalist of
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, sendfs
me a thousand word feature sketch
on my own journalistic efforts for
my approval, before using in the Ed
monton Daily Journal. Sort of a
“Home Boy Makes Good” sketch. Yes
I lived in Edmonton from 1907 to
* * •
Some interesting reading of the
week: Kffie Heard’s (Columbus, 0
hio) report in the January-February
Shining Light Survey; ”’“Black and
White” by Vlademir Mayakovsky in
the Feb. New Masses; *”A. L. Bat
chelor’s article in the March Rosic
ducian Digest; ”*Dr. Rudolph Fish
er’s story, “Guardian of the Law”,
and the Harmon Awards sketch, in
March Opportunity; ‘’’’Father Cou
ghlin’s, “Gold—Private or Public” re
lease; ”* my Kilby “Fun”, and
“Narrow Escapes” sketches in the
SNS papers; ’’’the Dunjee-Chisum
controversy over Congressman Oscar
DePriest in the Oklahoma Black Dis
patch; ’’’sketch *f William L. Daw.
son in the Literary Digest; ”’return
of ‘ Social Comments” column in the
Boston Chronicle; ‘’’’Roger Didier’s
ANP release on “Character in Big
Leagues”; digging through the Daily
Journal record!* received from the
Michigan State Senate; ’’’And col
umns of Inauigural, and Bank data.
EVERBODY will be Vulling for
, their Band at the Annual Musician’s
Ball, March 27th, at the Dreamland
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