The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, October 27, 1934, Page SEVEN, Image 7

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The Omaha Guide
Published every Saturday at 2418-20 Grant St., ,
Omaha, Neb.
Phone WEbster 1750
Entered as Second Class Matter March 15, 1927
at the Post Office at Omaha, Neb., under the Act
of Congress of March 3, 1879.
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Race prejudice must go. The Fatherhood of
God anti the Brotherhood of Man must pre
vail. These are the only principles which will
stand the acid test of good citizenship in tune
of peace, war and death.
Tates arc high—exorbitantly high—now. And if
some public officials have their way, they will
be higher in the near future.
The case of New York is one point. It IS pro
posed that a gross receipts tax, and a municipal
•income tax be levied on all business in the metro- j
polis. The latter would be fixed at 35 per cent of
the tax paid the federal government,
City officials justify their demands on the
grounds that the city’s income is no longer equal
to its outgo. No one knows what will happen to
New York business if these new proposals go
through—but it takes our seer to forecast fhat the
effects will be adverse, that businesses will re
trench, or move away, that people will lose their
jobs, that investment income will drop or disap'
pear-, that New York will find that hard time* can
become still harder.
_.One does not have to be an alaiteist. to say that
pr^nt! tax policies, which extendi through every
from of government, are driving slowly, but In
exorably, toward national bankruptcy. During year
in which national income has dropped, the cost ef
all govermentdocal to national’has steadily risen.
Depressor) has spurred the growth of bureaucracy
the extension of political activities and official
It is high time that public officials reverse their
thinking process and figure out not how ncorne
(may be ncreased to meet excessive expenditures,
but how expenditures can be kept within the
bounds of reasonable tax income.
We cannot nourish employment-sustaining in
dustry if we allow politics to fatten on the cream
and leave business only skimmed milk.
More than 100 large industrial plants, in New
York and other eastern states, have inaugurated a
campaign to bring safety into the homes of their
workers. The campaign, which is an outgrowth of
the Fif'h Annual Ne wYork Safety Conference, is
known as “After the Whistle Blows. ’’
During October and November, employes are to
be instructed, in automobile hazards. Child and
home safety were taught in September. Home haz
ards will be the December subject, and January
will be given to first aid. February, with instruc
tion in recreational hazards, will bring the cam"
paign to a close.
The campaign will be carried on through letters
to workers and through group meetings of em
ployes and their families. There will be safety
competition between teams within th* plants. Oth
er features will be first aid lectures, a home haz
ards contest for mothers, and a dryers’ school.
The National Safety Council points out that the
significance of the campaign is found in the fact
that about twice as many factory employes are
killed in accidents while not at work, as in the
factory operatios. American industry has made a
remarkabl® record in reducing accidents—the list
of large plants which go for many months with
out a single reportable accident constantly grows.
Part of this achievement may be laid to mechanical
improvements and better guarding of machinerv
—but the larger share of the credit, should go to
the fact, that managements have worked unremit
tingly to make workers safety conscious while on
the job. The “After the Whistle Blows’’ campaign
will attempt to carry that consciousness beyond
the factory gates.
The results of the work will be watched with
great interest—and it would be a fine thing for
the cause of safety if other plants, in other states,
adopted similar campaigns. Our great and unnec
essary accident toll is one of the worst blots on
American civilization, and intensive education is
the only solution
To a groat many citizens, Americanism is just
a word. They pay it lip service—but they have a
v rv poor"knowledge of its actual meaning.
Ileal Americanism is a spirit. It is that spirit
which inspired the founders of the country—a
spirit of unselfishness, self sacrifice, iron-clad
character. It gave us liberty of church, of press,
of political belief. It freed us from intolerance
monarchic dominatoin and established a nation
where the government was to exist for the individ'
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ual, not the individual for the government
Today, the American spirit stands for these
things precisely as it did in the past. They are as
important today as. ever, and perhaps more im
portant. The public is beleaguered from many sides
by those who would effect sudden and irrevocable
change in the very foundation stones of our govern
ment. The advocates of fascism, communism, dicta
torship and other theories are' always active—and
there is danger that they may seem persuasive to
a people struggling with great, yde temjxrary
The public cannot be too strongly warned seek
ing temporary benefits at the expcnses of per
manent- principles. Even the worst of depressions
pass— and we will be a sad nation indeed, if af>er
this one passes, wc find that we have lost those
constitutional guarantees of corporate and individ
ual freedom that have made us great.
Some of the most important activities of pro
gressive farm cooperatives deal with problems not
directly related to the buying and selling of agri
1 cultural commodities,
These problems include such matters as mone
tary policies, taiffs, commodity prices and all man
ner of government legislation. The fanner, in com
mon with all other producers and workers, is vit'
ally affected by national and international econo
mic trands and policies. His farm, so far as this
is concerned, is no different from a bank, a serv
ice industry, a life insurance company, or any
other institutions—in the long run, he will fail or
succeed to the same degree as other endeavors,
here and abroad, fail and succeed.
The great farm co-ops have given the farmer
something he cannot obtain for himself as an in
dividual—experts who work td make his influ
ence, his wishes and his interest felt. In doing
that ,they have been extemely successful—farm
leaders have been ealled in during the writing of
important legislation of various kinds, and the
completed bills contain valuable features that they
Thus, the farm co-op serves in many ways—a-j^d
the thousands of progressive farmers who make
successful cooperative associations possible are
building stably for the future.
In a -recent address, Henry I. Harrimon, presi
dent ot' the Chamber of Commerce of the United
States, said that thb railroads should be given
opportunity to earn cost of service plus a reason
able return; that there should be greater flexibility
in rate policies; that competing forms of transpor
tation should be reasonably regulated to eliminate
cut-throat eomplition and to enable each type to
perform the service for which it is best fitted, and
that railroad consolidations, when justified on the
score of economic efficiency should be allowed.
It is difficult to see how these proposals could be
intelligently opposed. Mr. Ilarriman did not speak
purely in behalf of the railroads—he spoke in be
half of all American commerce, which is vitally
interested in stable and adequate transport serv
ce. He spoke in behalf of the general public, which
would be first to feel the good effects of more
prosperous railroads, through stimulated rail em
ployment and buying.
Of all Mr. Ilarriman s pojnts, that concerning
regulation is most vital. A thousand dispassionate
observers have pointed out the need for a definite
and permanent transportation policy, which will
treat all carriers equitably, favoring and penalis
ing none. Legislation to aceomplish this should be
passed at the earliest possible time.
Inspections many times reveal hazardous condi
t lions which make the probability of fire a menace
to life and property. Discovering these dangers is
the first step toward greater safety.
A good example of the benefits accruing from
inspections is afforded by results obtained at the
State Fair in Indianapolis, Ind., where the Fire!
Prevention Committee made 642 inspections of j
buildings and grounds and ordered correction of
305 defects.
Hazards cosisted of defective wiring, the care
less handling of gas, gasoline, keorsene, paper,
rags, etc. Under the coliseum where thousands
gathered, space was rented to various concession
aires and much inflammable material, such as pa-1
per and flimsy decorations, was tacked to the pine 1
structure overhead. Elimination of any one of
these hazards may have prevented a major con
Seldom does the average ietizen have an oppor
tunity to arrange an inspection of his property
by an expert. However, he may inspect it himself,
and do away wit'll most common fire hazards, with
the aid of the National Board of Fire Underwriters
which distributes self-inspection blanks for indus
trial and mercantile buildings, homes and schools.
Armed with one of these blanks, he can obtain a
wealth of information about the building in ques
tion, and intelligently practice fire-prevention.
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BY Videtta Ish
(For The Literary Service Bureau)
Somewhat threadbare is the trite
saying “Don't spare the rod and spoil
the child ” No doubt there are times
when children d^ierve such punish
1 ment. No doubt it is true many par
I ents carry it too far.
Looking back, J ||ee^l ;tha.t. my
parents and the “eldeni” of their class
| did “whoop” us but they didn’t “julst
live- on our backs.” Yet, the parents
of that age -were positive; we knew
they meant no when they said it; and
we “darwnt” ti give them raus® to
pounce on its. Today, parent* are.
vacillating and the children know it
and take advantage, of it These
parents are tempermental, nervous, im
patient: and with the least provocation
; la <h theis helpless children- But these
| children whoreceive s o much whipping
! becomo aecostumed to t, the)/ realize
“It won’t kill me” and whipping loses
its effect- Better exercise more pa
tience and seek other forrrfc of punish
ment for children
BY R. A- Adams
; (For The Literary Service Bureau)
It may not bo a sin, but it is a
previous detrimental and destructive
fault and the injury done is largely;
done subjective. Refer to what i
termed etupereitiveness, &o prevalent
Many unfortunate victims of this
mania are tao egotistical as to con
elude that people in general are jeal
ous of them and their superior abil
ity. Others misconstrue expressions
and attitudes which are not concerned
with them, at all. (Still others* im
agine they are being scorned and con
demned, when in the minds of those
of whom they have such suspicions
there are no such thoughts.
These people are generally resentful
and often revengeful. They imagine
they are acting in self-defense when,
in fact, they are giving inexcusable
offense- And the net result i« alien
ation of friends; placing stumping
blocWi »n th way- of their (success, and
making their own live* miserable. They
imagine they are on the defensive,
when they have no cause for defense,
and their suspicions are groundless,
BY A. B. Mann
(For The Literary Service Bureau)
The adage of which this subject
froms a part has to do with laughing,
or prematurely as means of expressing
satisfacton with some accomplishment-;
It runs: “He laughs best who laughs
■It is also a caution against laughing
at what seems to be the failure or mis
fortune of another- in the former
sense the laughing would merit and
receive ridicule if the enterprise should
fail: at least it would caure humil
iation on the part of the one who re
joiced prematurely- In the latter
seiiae, it means that one had better
be careful how he laughs at what
seems to be his neighbor’s misfortune,
l(*it it be found that this misfortune
haV^ been magnified; and lest his neigh
bor’s misfortune has been magnified;
and lest his neighbor’s privilege to
“turn the laugh” on him,
What Price Popularity
(For The Literary Service Bureau)
Many people of (he world are cursed
with the all-consuming ambition to be
popular. Now, popularity is not the
reward of excelence in character or in
service. Rather, it is a tiling desired,
striven for an attained. As a general
thing, those who covet it most and
seek it most are unscrupulous as to
methods used.
As a general thing the most popular
■women in the community is not the
bent vfotnan. O^t^n times she is the
most unscruplous, the most daring, the
one who has least regard for social
conventins, and one who is ensued to
Teh most popular man in a com
munity is not the most careful of his
life and conduct. Often he is the one
who has had most “affairs"; who has
been often married; woh hs been ac
cused of almost dv'ery ririme under
the sun.
In social and fraternal circles it is
nothing unusual to find people of
questionable character presiding over
the organization and dominating the
whole situation. Tehy seek these
places, pay the price, build up a ma
chine and trample competitors, while
in life and conduct they do as they
Deplorable as it is, this is true of
•ministers of the gospel. In many in
stances the most upright minister is
the most despised. The honors go to the
ear#eesH ones, the side^steppers and
pussy-footers; to the "good-mixers” and
shrewd deceivers who can be “all
things to all men,’’ in the most literal
But considering what this popularity
casts in seared consciences, in loss of
selfrespect, in self-condemination, in
the deterioration of character, and in
ultimate inevitble punishment, one is
inclined to paraphase and say, “What
Price Popularity?”
Book Review
Revi Lawrence Plank will review
“The Unfinished Cathedral" at the regu
lar monthly meeting of the Booklover's
Club of the North Side Y. W. C. A on
Friday October 26.
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Aug. 17, 1934
James English
637 Omaha NatT Bk- Bldg.
Omaha, Nebraska
Dear Sir
I congratulate you as county attor
ney in the primaries I know that the
fight is jitft beginning. Yet and still
it is easy when you have gained the
confidence of your supporters, tin the
meantime knowing you art* success
ful, are you willing to gve us our pro
rata of consideration? In proportion
to the amount of taxes we pay, and
the votes we cast in behalf of those
Successful, we should receive in re
turn employment- If we do not, jua
tice g^ not manifested. 1 am not stag
ing this because £ doubt you- I do
not know you well enough to express
my opinion- Many times we misjudge
one another with the limited commu
nication or transactions we may have
in a period of years. However there
ija enough transaction to bring about
a justification-.
We are entitled to a colored prose
cuting attorney. I am anxous to know
your opinion concerning earne. Much
emphasis has been placed on religion
end race. I do believe in segregation.
It is needed among all (people, but it
should be based upon intrinsic value
such as moral character, socal back
ground, and substantial accomplish
ments, and by all means we should
separata tha bad from the good, ft
should not be based in religion or the
pigmentation of the skin. We are
only Peking for fairness, which has
been manifested previously, but now
we are beginning with endletsB efforts
to seek for justice and that which be
longs to us- I hope wo will not be
given alibiai. If so It only lasts for
a period of time- It is impoe^ible to
live in a community and support all
propositions and have no considerate
only in the form of alibie*
i hope you will not misinterpret
my meaning. We are seeking only
for fair play. After all only one
woiy wins, to do right by all and not
by some- Thanking you very much
and hoping to receive a reply con
cerning same.
Respectfully youre
G- B Lennox, M. D’t
1604 No. 24th Street,
Omaha, Nebraska
Dear Mr. Lennox:
Receipt Jfl acknowledged of
your recent letter congratulating me
as the Democratic nominee for County
Attorney and I appreciate, as you do
that the fight Is jifl|t beginning
I appreciate very much the support!
that I received from the colored peo
ple during the primary campaign and
trust that I may continue to merit
their confidence ymd assistance for;
the general election in November.
It haa always been my opinion that
there should be no discrimination be
tween any of our people regardless
of their race, color or creed, and f
intend to adhere to my opinion in this
regard whether or not I am elected
County Attorney of this county- I
have made no promises of deputy
ships or assistants to anyone, and if
I am elected County Attorney, will be
free to select my deputies and assis
tants with a view to his or her abili
ty to render service to Douglas Coun
ty, and while the appointments are
naturally limited, I intend to giv®
fair consideration to the matter
I appreciate your interest in your
people and that they be treated with
the utmost fairness. Trusting that
this satisfactorily explains my posi
tion to you, and trusting that I may
continue to enjoy the support of the
colored people of Douglas County, I
Yours very truly,
There are thousands who con give
peAfonal testimony to the correcness
of thi4 proverb. There are many
things which one can learn only “*n
the school of experience.” But the
benefits to be derived from experienc,
depend upon two correlated factos
Sameone enlarged on the maxir
and made it read, "Experience is the
best teacher if you don’t pay too dearl
for it.” And ala one may pay for an
article an amount out of harmony
with its value, it is possible to make
experience profitless by making it too
expensive* An Illustration of failure
to profit lies in tihe conduct and the
unfortunate circumstances of habitual
criminals. Yes, experience is profit
lAss if we pay too dearly for it; and
if we fail to heed and practice the
lessons taught by it
BY R. A. Adams
(For The Literary Service Bureau)
Of all the cringing sychophante
The worst that human ever saw,
And moist of all to be despised,
rs the unstable man of straw.
Spineless, unstable, tricky, weak,
In rank remotest from the van,
Delspite his boastings, he is stll
Unworthy to be called a man
Holding this creature in contempt
L enter this my earnest plea;
From him and all his progeny
[ pray “God Lord deliver me.”
And my advice sincere isi this:
Whate’er you make it a law
To shu nlike hellish furies dire
The wobbly, cringing man of straw.
i ,y,y,y,y
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
i 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,
thtJ* 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
federal government.
(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 wc know to be nearest us,
also to encourage a high respect of them and encourage
(5) A one hundred per cent membership in the Ora
the efforts put forth by the founders of the organization
aha branch of the NAACP. should be had to encourage
dollar endowment fund to maintain operating expenses
and to assist the general office to establish a fire million
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 fellow man 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,
and, also, a first-class trust company for the purpose of
more of our girls to take nurse training,
administering aid and assistance to our widows and
(P) 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
American citizens.
(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
making election day a legal holiday and compelling ever>
American citizen of voting age to vote.
(6) Stop graft in politics by passing a Federal La*
chief executives.
(7) Prevent further wars by teaching the so-called
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 monej 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 known.
, Cut down congressional representation from
the 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