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THE OMAHA GUIDE
Published every Saturday at 24618-20 Grant Street.,
Phone WEbster 1750
GAINES T. BRADFORD, - - Editor and Manager
Entered as Second Class Matter March 15, 1927, at the 1 osl Of
fice at Omaha, Neb., undertheActof Congress of March 3, 1879.
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Race prejudice must go. The Fatherhood of God and
the Brotherhood of Man must prevail. These are the
only prieiples which will stand the acid test, of good
citizenship in time of peace, war and death.
Omaha, Nebraska, Saturday, November 9, 1935_
OUT OF GERMANY
As. the time for the Olympics approaches, the campaign to
keep them out of Nazi Germauy gathers memontum in the
United States. In a letter addressed to President R-oosevelt,
hundreds of prominent Americans, representing 20,000,000
people, wrote, "that as long as a government discriminates
and is unfair to rucial minority groups, this government can'
not show fair play towards athletes, and will certainly dis
criminate in choosing its candidate# for the Olympics.”
ITALY’S PAST ATTEMPTS
TO C0N0! IK ETHIOPIA
Italy has had 'imperialistic designs on Afriea since 1880
when both France and Italy had their eyes on Tunis, but
France seized Tunis in 1881. In 1887 Italy tried to conquer
Ethiopia but failed; tried again in 1889 and annexed Eritrea
as a colonial possession; tried again in 1896 and failed. How
ever, in 1891 Italy concluded an agreement with Great Britain
whereby the British Government definitely recognized Abys'
sinia as within the Italian sphere of iufleuence in return for
an Italian recognition of British rights in the Upper Nile.
During the World War, in order to get Italy to intervene on
their side, the Allies promised Italy not only various colonial
possessions, but also a zone of influence in Asia Minor and
eventually a share in its partition. Italy was also promised
virtual control of Albania should such a state he created. Italy,
however, emerged iroui the war sadly disappointed in her
colonial ambitions. It was left for Mussolini to complete the
plans for Italian aggression and expansion, by coneentratig on
the conquest of Ethiopia, the last independent state in Africa.]
Because of the acute economic difficulties in which fascist
Jtaly finds itself, Mussolini offers the need of a source of
raw materials such as cotton, rubber, coffee, metals, etc., us
his reason for his Arifcan campaign of conquest in spite of
the fact that all capitalist countries today suffer from a sur
plus of cheap labor may also furnish military re-iuforcements
for further conquests.
Ihe stoppage of all direct Federal relief, now scheduled
for December 1, is based on the proposition that all who can
work will be put on work relief, and those who cannot, on
local and state direct relief. No Federal survey has been made
to determine whether state relief will be available before
cutting unemployable* from Federal relief roll* However, iu
one state, Georgia, a test survey of 110 cases closed from the
Tolls in May showed that not one had been taken care of by
ny other* relief provision. Other states now entirely cut from
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You nerer win. Never was a truer statement made when
one considers the evils of organized gambling. The odds in the
numbers game are 500 to 1 against the players and if he
ACCIDENTALLY wins, it merely furnishes encouragement foi
him to continue until he loses ms mythical advantage. Tht
shameful numbers and policy games which florish among cer
tani classes of our people will always be a source of misery ant
degratdation until the more intelligent and moral element,
among us stamp them out. Ministers, club women and socia
workers should fight this moral cancer.
Federal relief are Alabama, Wyoming, Vermont, Indiana,
Nevada, and New Hampshire. Ten percent (government esti
mate) on relief in the average city are too old, too young,
crippled or otherwise unable to work. One category lor
which no provision at all has been made is 7,400,000 children
under 16 years of age on relief rolls in the Lnitcd States.
MILK AND MEDICINE DENIED
TO . iWS IN GERMANY
The most outstanding recent development of the anti
Jewish boycott campaign is that small town pharmacists have
ceased to sell medicine to sick porsons of the Jewish race. In
many places Jewish housewives are not admitted in dairies and
bakeries. There are about 50 communities where Jewish child
ren cannot get milk. Among such cities are Magdeburg (30,000
inhabitants), Schwerin (Mecklenburg), Marienwerder (western
Prussie), Dessau and Fuerstenwalde (Prussia).
DEPRESSION AND NEGRO
(By Dorothy E. Horsley)
We read great editorials, long items of every kind, poems
and essays, and just topic headlines, on the depression and its
imprint on white youth. But have we as a race wondered what
impression it will have on our young boys and girls in the
future? • 1
We of course know the almost miraculous progress of your
race in the last seventy years, but the strong courageous men
and women of yesterday are going fast, many are gone. Those
men and women were born to hardships,they seemed to thrive
on udversity and depression, they were the pioneers of our race
and many were without education.
The youth of today with education free to all, make us wond
-er on “Commencement Day”. There are so few of the Negro
youth to take a part, and strange as it seems, of the few' who
graduate, two thirds are girls.
Do the Negro boys lose courage and wonder of what use
is education, when at the best their ambitions must end with
a porters humdrum existence, if their parents have not the means
and (who has these days) to educate them for a ‘professional
life?’ Or, are they just content, figuratively speaking, to set
under a tree and look at the sun?
One writer said: “It is the Negro women that have made
the race what it is, and her lot in life is doubly hard, for she
must be progressive herself, keep a firm hand on her children
and literally drag her husband along."
We find the Negro girls working hard to develop them"
selves in music and art ,to educate themselves in business, social
welfare, and teaching.
As the Negro has alway* seemed to thrive in adversity this
should be a golden time for education. Work is scarce, jobs
that were once alloted to Negroes are given to white, but de
pression will not la*t forever, and when the tinws of prosperity
comes again, Negro youth should be ready to take hi* or her
place in the sun.
Now is the time1 for preparedness. The youth of today
must be the man and leader of tomorrow, and if the physical
men must be, unemployed, the u^jind can be developed to
The ‘foreign emigre* of yesterday, with his insatiable
thirst for learning did not despair because opportunity did not
immediately knock at hk door. Why, then does the Negro
youth with his natural aptitude for learning, his mental capac
ity for knowledge, despair, and lose heart because the depres"
sion is with us now? is there no tomorrow in. the archives
of Negra youth? Is life just today?
Yea there k a tomorrow, greater by far than waa our
yesterday. So developc “your talents'’ Negro youth, for, “To
him that hath, shall be given,’’ and when the clouds of depres
sion arc lifted, you will be ready to apeept the gifts that—
Opportunity so sparingly gives.
A BOOK EVERY MONTH
The average novel sells for $2 in this day of mass pro*
duction. The price is not considered exorbitant.
The large daily newspapers publish as much reading matter
in a daily issue. Even a small town weekly which has 25
columns of reading matter an issue will make twelve books
in a year when the advertisements are eliminated.
The next time you pay your subscription to The Omaha
Guide bear this in mind, aud remember that the news is served
regularly in timely doses.
WORLD PEACE HAS
We read about world peace which seems to be the common
goal of mankind if one is able to judge from the speeches and
writings of educators, statesmen and others who set out their
thoughts for the public enlightenment. Undoubtedly there
does exist, a strong yearning for peace, almost amounting to
a demand on the part of a somewhat disillusioned human race.
Tn the United States there is no exception. However, here
as elsewhere, few seem to understand thoroughly that peace
will not descend upon the world unless it is earned by the
people of the world who must be ready to pay the price nec
, essary to establish law aud maintain order among the nations
of the earth.
Without going into any argument about Italys venture
into Ethiopia, it is significant to notice that the League of
Nations does not rely upon moral judgment or the pressure
of public opinion. Of course, the value of these factors cannot
be overestimated but their potency in preventing the use of
force may be doubted. Largely through the leadership of Great
Britain, the League has adopted the policy of sanctions against
Italy but there is no misunderstanding as to the eventual nec
essity for the use of force.
Speaking recently, Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister of
Great Britais, pointed out that sanctions will lead inevitably to
a blockade, the brunt of which will fall on the British Navy.
Ho spoke ominously of the test involved, pointing out frankly
that he would not agree to the use of the British fleet in a
blockade unless he was sure beforehand of the attitude of the
United States of America.
While there may be many reasons why the United States
should remain aloof from the quarrels of Europe, there seemfs
to be none whatever why this country should not make plain
its position in the event that the League of Nations institutes
a blockade against an aggressor. Certainly, the United States
should not bind itself in advance but in the present case the
facts are apparent and there is no reason why this country
should not frankly state its attitude towards a League blockade,
if one is proposed against Italy.
By remaining silent or permitting its future course to be
uncertain, this country would prevent any concerted action
in support of the League’s position. It would in effect encour
age future aggression by a stubborn insistance upon its rights
as a neutral trader. If, as a matter of fact, we believe that
human life takes precedence over property rights, there should
be no hesitation as to our national policy. Moreover, there
should be no secrecy about our attitude toward the present
or any similar crisis in the future.
A JUDGE CUTS THE FEES
Some of the criticism that is directed against the lawyers
and the courts in this country is based upon the inability of
the public to comprehend many issues or to understand the
work done by lawyers and court officials in certain cases. At
the same time, the public is convinced, and rightly so, that
very often legal proceedings which are ostensibly instituted
for the protection of parties to the litigation, wind up in a
distribution of valuables assets in the shape of fees and allow
ances among the lawyers involved.
What seems to be a recent example of this comes to light
in New York City where Federal Judge Alfred C. Coxe, crit
icized the “vicarious generosity” with Stockholders’ money and
ruled against payments to a “multiplicity’’ of lawyers and
committees in the receivership and reorganization of the Para
mount-Publix Corporation now known as Paramount Pictures
He states that 53 petitioners including some of the most
prominent law firms in New York City filed claims for
“ services and expenses’’ amounting to $3,239,828 in a ease
which" has been in the court for more than two years. The
Federal jxulge allowed only $1,026,711, disallowing three
fourths of the amount; asked for services and two-thirds of the
alleged “expense” money. He pointed out that “'receivers,
trustees and their attorneys are court officials”" and “can
neither expect nor be paid more than a ‘moderate compensa
Th ruling of the jjulge will command the respect of prac
tically everyone and should be generally observed throughout
the United Stahesi
CAMPAIGN FOR NATIONAL
NEGRO CONGRESS STARTED
The Democratic State Legislature of Texas has adopted a
resolution to exclude Negro members of the party from1 the
19-16 National Convention and to prevent the seating-of Negroes.
This latest anti-Negro activity has; resulted in a campaign to
hold a National Negro Congress m Chicago early next year.
The Congress has been approved by more than 100 leading cit
izens of Washington, D. €.*, six newspapers including the Afrnv
American and four organizations including the Order of Elks.
The following proposals for discussion and action will be takam
1- The right of Negroes to jobs at decent livings wages.
2. The organization of white and Negro work era,into demo
cratically controlled trade union*.
3. Adequate relief and security for everyone.
4. Aid' to the farm population for fight against iynehing.
5. Complete equality for Negro women.
6. To oppose the war against and the subjugation the
Service the Acid Test mtlc bit of ,ov...
(By It. A. Adams) 0ne of the bas spent
millions of dollars for propa
There are certain religious panda, and stffl is speudin„ t0
cults the members of which win other8 tft their views And
give more attention to making in all of these things they stress
proselytes than to real spiritual their cre<jds. their beliefa their
development. They have very religious persuasion3f more
little to say in regard to the than the Becessity for correct
many who are outside of all living. These people are advis
of the churches and are making cd to read Matthew 25-21-46
no efforts in the interest of the and Ullderstand that in th^
conversion and reformation of judgmnt praise or condemna
these outsiders. tion wjh depend on wbat bas
These misguided zealots fail been one s attitude toward his
to see the urgent need for social ^e^ow man an(I bis service to
reform, or to hear the cry of the humanity. This passage con
destitute and the distressed. Ruining the words of Jesus gives
The cause of the poor, the hun* understand that in final
gry, the sick, and the destitute ^» serv'ice is to be the acid test
make no effective appeal to one § interest in his fellows
them. To them it little matters anti bis devotion to the cause
if “The world is dying for a °* tbe Master.
(By Arthur B. Rhino w)
Tn a recent address by the
Ifon. Charles S. Golden, judge
of the county court of Queens
County, New York, the speak
er called attention to the
world’s fair that is to be held
in New York in 1939. It was a
stirring as well as thoughtful
presentation of an engaging
subject, and one of his remarks
will probably linger long in the
minds of his hearers.
“Millions will visit the fair,
coming from all parts of the
world/’ he said, “and we wond
er what impressions they will
We cannot help becoming
very serious when we ask our*
selves that question. Of course,
they will be impressed with the
exposition itself, which prom
ises to be a highly interesting
microcosm, a compendium of
past achievements and modern
miracles, and the men in charge
of the undertaking will, no
doubt, endeavor to make it sur
pass anything of the kind that
has gone before.
They will also take with them
impressions of the metropolis,
great New York, with its
heights and depths, the can"
yons of a mighty business cen
ter, the harbor, schools and
churches. But not the least of
all will they be impressed with
the character of the people who
live there. Not every one will
be so impressed, to be sure, but
certainly the visitors who are
able to judge values with the
poise of a broad culture.
Nothing is so interesting to
man as man. If underneath ur*
ban polish and splendid ach
ievement they detect selfishness
and sordidness, the fair pic
ture of the exposition they take
with them will be marred. It
would be a pity if they told
their neighbors at home- “It is>
a great fair in a great city, but
the people there live small
Character counts the most.
All the money can build or buy,
all our lofty dreams material*
ized in arch and spire,', all the
flashes of intellectual fire, are
®f minor importance when com
pared with the building of char
acter; they at best but subserve
that higher purpose. What we
are influences, through) mys
terious pliychic channels* our
fdilowmen far more than what
we say or even do.
Deeds Versus Creeds
(By It. A. Adams)''
Still there are those who ffctish
Of creeds, of tenets, for whose
They on the altar offer- all,
And in obeisance lowly fall;
Yet, what the world most sore'
Is not “ thumb-worn.’T' and
But houest, helpful1,, noble
Well to express what we be*
And unto this in, honor cleave,
But, in the Word it hath been
That “without works, all faith
And human welfare loudly
“The world needs less of lofty
But more of noble, helpful
Laugh this off: Big Business
would like to reform itself!
Children who dislike school
seldom know what a good time
they are having.
The best way to keep govern*
ment out of business is to keep
business out of politics.
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