The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, November 02, 1940, City Edition, Image 1
--------------—-li» /JUSTICE/EQUALITY JEW TO THtUNEl - - LARGEST ACCREDITED NEGRO NEWSPAPER WEST OF CHICAGO AND NORTH OF KANSAS CITY Entered as Second-Class Matter at The Post office Omaha, Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska, Saturday, November 2. 1940 OUR 13th YEAR—No. 33—City Edition— Copy 5c Under Act of March 8. 1874—Business Phone: WE. lBll__ . .. .. . - , . - - Read About Highlights of Oscar Stanton ’DePriests ’Jr.’s Address At Huge Republican Rally (See page Three) _NEXT TUESDAY NOVEMBER 5 IS ELECTION DAY - • “BE SURE TO VOTE”_ 4 At Last A Day of Hope For Negroes,’ "SLLO\^GARRISON, Jr. THIRD TERM THREATENS NEGRO LIBERTIES Declares Cobb Washington, D. C.—The Repub-l lican National Committee today called attention to a statement preps' ' by Judge James A. Cobb a former Special U. S. District Attorney and Municipal Judge of the District of Columbia, in which he deplored the fact tlhat so many of the Colored leaders of the country have failed"'to place em phasis qh the Third Term issue in addressing folored voters. He mentioned a speech made in Washington a few evenings ago by a Democratic speaker who stated he “wanted Roosevelt tor life.” ‘This, to my way of thinking," declares Judge Cobb, ‘‘is greatly to be deplored.” Continuing the statement, he said, in part: “Negroes lhave more to lose by a perpetuation in office of one man, which will finally eventuate Into a totalitarian goverment, than any other class or race. The weak minority always suffers most from a depression, or a dic tatorship, or a totalitarian form of government. A strong majority or a strong minority are the last to suffer, ad they ^re in a bet ter position to protect themselves. The real protection of any minor ity is the Constitution and the laws made thereunder, and when they are flouted the minority has no protection whatsoever “The . 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments of thu Constitution may be printed on two pages of paper, and yet the whole protec tion of the Negro, guaranteeing his freedom, is wrapped up in those Amendments as interpreted by the courts. In other words, some of the most fundamental and profound principles of our Con stitution are not in writing. “Mexico adopted a Constitution similar to ours and placed in it that the term of the President should succeed himself. Porfirio Diaz, a man of great force and ambition, was elected President of Mexico in 1876. He served four years and when the four years were up he declared himself in strict observance of the Constitu tion and turned over his office to his successor whom he had ohos en. “In 1884 he was re-elected President, and thereafter every four years until 1910. He had illegally put through the Legisla ture a law suspending the Con stitution, on account of emergen cy, and those who opposed he had purged In 1910 there was a revolution and he was driven from office by aMdero, who himself was assissinated. “Since that time there has been no stable government in Mexico, and this was brought about on account of the indispensable man Diaz. It is true that our Constitu tion does not, in wtords, forbid a President to serve more than eight years, but for 150 years that has been the tradition and a part of the unwritten law of our great Constitution. Break it down and nothing in our Consti tution is sacred. “As before stated, our Consti tution is simply an outline of gov ernment and some of the most fundamental principles aret those translated into the Constitution by the Supreme Court of the United States. A decision of the Supreme Court may be overturned or over ruled by another Supreme Court and as disclosed during the last year, however old a decision may RE-ELECT JOHN ADAMS John Adams, Jr., has served this district in the 1935. 1937 and 1939 Sessions of the Legislature He has lived in the 5th district for 17 years, is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Arts and Science and Law and has practiced law in the city for 11 years. He has been active in the support of legislation on the fol lowing subjects: Labor- Compen sation Court, Unemployment, Old Age Assistance and Relief Laws, and others benefitting the people of the State. He has never vot ed for any new form of taxation. He is qualified, experienced and has been regarded by all as a fair and competent legislator. be, it isn’t sacred with the New Deal Supreme Court. “So, it is at once manifest that I of a tradition of 160 year* may be set aside on the ambitious plea of the indispensable man that an emergency exists, our Constitu tion Is Kone. ‘‘The Constitution does not call for nominating conventions and, in fact, the principle was not established until 1931, but it has become a custom and tradition of the two grent partiei. What would the Third-Term Candidate say, after his forced nomination in Chicago, if the Democrats of the country would say that they were not going to follow that tradition and elected someone else in lieu of him. “Customs and tradition are as much a part of the fundamental law of the land as any other part of our great Constitution. The 14th Amendment says ‘‘no State shall take life, liberty, or property without du<| process of law, and no State shall deny to any inhab itant thereof the equal protection of the lawfe.’’ There is Ihothing in the Constitution that says, if Ne groes are excluded from the jury on the ground of being Negroes, they have not had due process cf law and that if the regular pro cedure is not followed, they have not had equal protection of the law. But custom and tradition and the interpretation of the Supreme Court of the United States are to the effect if Negroes are denied, the right to sit on the jury because they are Negroes, they have not had due process of law. “And if the same procedure is not followed and different rule® and regulations are practiced in tha trial of Negroes from that of white men, they have not had the equal protection) of the law. In other words, as spelled out from the traditions and intent of the Constitution, the Negro stands on the same footing as every other American citizen, and if there is any departure in th slightest in the application of the law, or dis crimination, such lawsi would thwart the Constitution and are therefore forbidden. So, it is ap parent that the Negro, being in tho minority, has more to lo«e than any other racial group in the violation of the customs and tra ! ditions of the Constitution and I laws. “Tho only safe and sane course ' for any citizen, especially color i ed, to follow is to oppose a Third , Term for* any candidate for the I Presidency of the United States.” Willkie-McNary —“A Step Forward” WENDELL L. WILLKIE CHARLES L. McNARY A vote for Willkie and MeNary is a vote for a job and a vote for the Omaha Guide’s 7 Point Pro gram, published elsewhere in this issue. The following are a few of the nationally known fighters wh0 have fought the battle of the Ne gro, some for three generations and who are proven friends of the Negro race, and who say the Ne gro should vote for Wendell L. Willkie, Republican nominee for President. Oswald Garrison Villard, editor of the Nation and grandson of William Lloyd Garrison, America’s greatest fighter for the freedom of the Negro in the abolution days says vote for Wendell L. Willkie. No Negro living today can doubt his loyalty to the Negro race. He says the Negro should vote for Wendell L. Willkie- William Lloyd Garrison, Jr., the great grandson of the the slave abolitioner has proven this friendship for the Ne gro. (Judge Cobbs of Washington, D. Cy who has sat on the bench in Washington and who knows the condition of this nation and its re lation to the Negro says the Ne gro should vote for Wendell L. Willkie. Judge W. C. Hueston, who is a member of the legal department of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peo ple and who has fought unselfisn ly for the past 20 years without pay from the local courts to the Supreme Court in the interest of the well being of the Negro race, says the Negro should vote for Wendell L. W’illkie. Bishop Simms of Washington, i D. C-, w|bo is a Bishop of the i AME church, says the Negro should vote for Wendell L. Will kie. Dean William Pickens, Field Secretary of the National Associ* ation for the Advancement of Col ored People, who is a writer of national fame and an undisputed champion for the Negro rights in America, says the Negro should vote for Wendell L. Willkie. Bishop J. A. Gregg, of Chicago, Illinois, well known in Omaha and remembered as an outstanding fearljess, Christian writer; who re fused the presidency of Howard University because of his Chris tian duty to his people; and who is well known to the voters of Omaha, say8 the Negro should vote for Wendell L. Willkie. Attorney C. H. Galloway of Kansas City, Mo., noted for his shrewdness in the Federal courts and for his strenuous fight in the interest of the Negro, says the Negro should vote for Wendell L, Willkie. Bishop Noah William8 who held a conference in Colorado Springs with the Republican nominee in the interest of the Negro, and who has had world wide experi ence in racial affairs, says the Negro should vote for Wendell L. Willkie. John L. Lewis. President of the CIO, is a proven loyal fighter in the labor movement from coast f to coast, in the interest of all workers. A Phillip Randolph said bo C. C. Galloway when he was visiting in Omaha, that there was no doubt as to John L. Lewis’s | sincerity in the interest of the Negro workers for the past 25 years. There is no discrimination against the Ne^ro in any CIO I union. John L. Lewis says the Negro should vote for Wendell L. i Willkie, and that if his opponent is elect,d he (Lewis) will resign his present position-' The above nationally known leaders wiho have worked in the interest of the Negro, some for } tha past 30 years, surely would not ill advise you. Now for the local friends of yours in Omaha, Nebraska. C. C. Galloway, Acting Editor of the Omaha Guide wiho has giv en his life’s blood in tihe struggle for the best interest of the Ne gro, who attended the Republican and Democratic national conven tions. who presented to both, the Omaha Guide’s 7 Point Program, and who had a conference with Mr. Willkie in Philadelphia, Pa., and in Washimrton, D. C., in the interest of the Negro about the Omaha Guide’s 7 Point Program, is convinced that Mr. Willkie will carry out the Republican platform to the letter. Mr. Willkie told Mr. Galloway that if ihe was elected Presdent of the United States, he would see to it that the Negro gets thq( ballot in the South as well as in the North. He also stated that discrimination in the Federal government would be wiped out at the strike of a pen. Mir. Willkie is, in my opinion, a man that can be depended upon to do what he says. Mr. John Adams. Jr., the Re publican national chairman says the Negro can depend upon Mr. Willkie to carry out the Omaha Guide’s 7 Point Program; and that in his opinion it was covered in his Chicago speech. “I have never ill advised through the columns of the Omaha Guide. I seriously believe that I know from where I speak in this presidential j campaign. I spent 6 weeks in the East this summer with the leading American citizens studing apall ing conditions of this nation and ' 1 am saying to my friends who know my loyalty to my people, voto for Wendell L. Willkie for President of the United States. Remember I said to the Republi can resolution committee in Phil adelphia., Penn-, that if they would L.K. WILLIAMS (KILLED IN PLANE CRASH The Rev. L. K. Williams, Presi dent of the National Baptist Con vent ioh, Inc-, and pastor of the Ol ivet Baptist Church, was killed in (Continued on pa>felj^r‘8) Just a flew candidates I. C. C. Galloway personally know very well. I know they believe in my policies in regards to fair play, justice and your pro-rata of that tax dollar that is expended for employment and if they are elect ed and your precinct wwnt for them, you may feel at liberty to call on me to come to your rescue if you find any one of my recom mended candidates failing to live up to my recommendations. I know from where I speak. I have known some of these gentlemen for 37 years, when thieiy were not even thinking of running for any political office- I know them through and through, insofar as your welfare is concerned and if he is loyal to his pledges to the Negro( no other race need have any fear, in fact, they should be happy of the assurance for his vote. For President and Vice, — Wendell L. W'illkie, & Charles McNary For Senator — Hugh A. Butler W'ho agree8 to support the An ti-Lynch Bill to the limit. For Representative—Theodore Metcalf, 2nd Congressional Dist. -For Governor—Dwight Griswold. Licutant Governor—William Edward Johnson Secretary of State—-Frank Marsh Attorney General—W'alter R. Johnson County Clerk—John Slavik For District Judges—Edson Smith John. A. Rine, Arthur C. Thom sen, J. C. Travis, James C. Kins ler, Herbert. Rhoade*, .Charles I>eslie, Frank M. Dineen. For County Judge—Charles J. Southard I am confident if Charles J. Southard is elected county judge h» will make a place for Negro boys or girls in that office. I For Municipal Judge—John W'. Itattin. Dennie O’Brien, Lester I Palmer, J. J. Krajicek, Gerald E. LaViolette. For State Senator—John Adams, Jr. Ninth District. give the Omaiha Guide's 7 Point Program the proper consideration three million people would follow the Republican Party in this election. Mr. Robert Smith who was a member of the Resolution Com mittee worked with me for G days in Philadelphia, Penn., attlending ths committee that was consider ing the Omaha Guide’s 7 Point Program. Mr. Robert Smith serv ed on many committees and he is a loyal friend of the Negroes in Omaha, Nebr. Mr. Robert Smith told me on my return to Omaha that I was the only one that made a request to the Republican com mittee and f?ot a 100 percent lav orable answer to the request. And I beg of you to read the answier that is encouehed in the Republi can platform in regard* to the Negro. If you please, this is the GARRISON MAKES APPEAL TO NEGROES TO VOTE FOR WENDELL L. WILLKIE FOR PRESIDENT Below will be found an appeal by William Lloyd Garrison Jr. the great grandson of William Lloyd Garrison, the Liberator. NEW YORK, October 25—Stat ing that the colored people hold what is perhaps the most valu able vote in the United States to day and that a Willkie victory could easily be their victory to a legree never before possible, Wil lium Lloyd Garrisin, Jr., of Boston direct descendant of thA famous abolitionist, today urged members of the colored race to vote for Wendell L. Willkie. Mr. Garrison's appeal was made public by Alan Valentihla, Execu tive Director of the National Com mittee of Democrats'For-Willkie, 122 East 42nd Street, New York. His complete statement yollows: “At last a day of hope has come for United States citizens of colored blood. N« presidential can didate since the isuing of the E mancipation Proclamation has ev er given Pledges (so far as I am aware) so completely just and fair t0 this great group of Amer icans, who require and deserve more consideration at the (hands of government than any other single group in the United States. The New Deal, shackled to the Solid South, cannot be free to protect them on essential issues, no mat ter what attempts are made to gloeg over the facts with honey el words orsu perficial gestures. “Wendell L. Willkie, who ap pears to be the personification of sincerity and forthright courage, has gone the distance. No dis crimination is his watchword. Should he be elected, as I believe (he will be, it should be possible for the members of the Negro race to take the largest step for ward in the Wjhole course of their tragic history on this continent. “Willkie apparently believes what was recently stated so effect ively by Dr. Frederick P. Keppel, President of the Carnegie Corpor ation—‘the day is fast approach ing, if it is not already here, that we Americans are going to rise or fall, sink or swim together, east and west, north and south, rich an poor, regardless of race or color or creed.’ “By a curious twist of fate, the colored people hold what is per haps the most valuable vote in the United States today, thanks to the location of their great urban groups in pivotal states. A Will kie victory could therefore easily prove to be their victory to a de gree never before possible in the annals of America.’ first time in the history of Amer ica that any major party has mentioned pacifically what it would do in the interest of the Negro race. I claim this is a step forward, for we as Negroes can not lose by rallying to the Repub lican Party in this campaign. Therefore, I say to the Negro of the city of Omaha, Douglas County, State of Nebraska, and Me Nation, vote for Wendell L. Willkie. Mr. T. P. Mahammit says vote for Wendell L. Willkie. Rev. T. A. Scars, pastor of St. John AME church says vote for Wen dell L. Willkie. Senator John Adams says vote for Wendell L. Willkie. Guy Wiley says vote for Wendell L. Willkie. Jim Banks says vote for Wendell L- Willkie. Milton Johnson says vote for Wendell L. Willkie. Charles Cole man says vote for Wendell L. Willkie. Rev. John Adams, pre siding elder over Nebraska con ference says vote for Wendell L. Willkie. Mrs. Mattie B. Gooden says vote for Wendell L. Willkie. ! M>r. Preston Hiteronymous, owner °f the Nortih Side Transfer, says ; vote for Wendell L. Willkie. Rus | sel1 Lewis, proprietor of the Lew is Service Station, says vote for Wendell L. Willkie. Ed Killings worth, of Killingsworth & Price Barber Shop, says vote for Wen dell L. Willkie, Joe Louis, world famous prizefighter, says vote fer Wendell L. Willkie. Mr. George Watson says vote for Wendell I. Willkie. Mrs. Hiram Greenfield says vote for Wendell L. Willkie. Mrs. T. P. Mahammit says vote for Wendell L. Willkie. Rev. and j Mrs. G. D. Hancock says vote I for Wendell L. Willkie.