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    THE OMAHA GUIDE
A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER
Published Every Saturday at 2418 20 Grant St
OMAHA, NEBRASKA
PHONE WEbster 1617
Entered as Second Class Matter Maxh 16. 1927, at
the Post Office at Omaha, Nebraska, under Act of
Congress of March 3, 1879.
H. J. Ford, — — = P^
Mrs. Fluma Coopep, — — Vice Pies.
C. C. Galloway, — Publisher and Acting Editor
Boyd V. Galloway. ■- Sec’v and Treas.
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WHY THE NEGRO SHOULD VOTE FOR
WENDELL L. WILLKIE
The campaign is noW: over. Elach side is
boasting the strength of their distinctive set-ups.
It has been the policy of political speakers to charge
one or the other with the failure of discovering a
real issue. This has however not prevented thought
ful Americans, in the midst of the jargon, from be
coming clearly convinced that there is a definite
issue to be passed upon by the voters tomorrow.
Clearly defined, tlhe issue is this: The past success
of the American Government has been based upon
a definite philosophy of political control, and a re
ligious regard for traditions sacredly held by the
people of this country. This philosophy argues a
gainst any tendency to accord to any President, over
a limited time, any power that will permanently
groove him in the office of President of the United
States. One to promote a government, the revenu
es for the running of wlhich will be contributed
from the industrial earnings of the American em
ployed.
For 150 years this America has had an eco
nomic program productive of greatest results. This
program has given to the world its ridhest country,
—its happiest and most intelligent people. It has
so distributed, through its labor program, the bene
fits of its industrial scheme, that tihe American peo
ple have per capital more wealth than any people
of the earth. This accomplishment has been done
by coordinating in sympathy, restriction in rights,
the authorities held by labor, as well as the capital
istic groups, It now dav4ns upon the casual think
er of this great people, that having brought to pass
so colossal an accomplishment, it is unnecessary to
install for any purpose, some far-fetched, try-out
theory, to improve the unimprovable.
There is a very definite reason why Negro
es should vote for Wendell L. Willkie. These rea
sons have not been brought to tihe attention of
group by political speakers for this campaign. It
is therefore deemed advisable to this editor, to
frankly state these reasons.
The strength of the Democratic party, lies
in keeping tihe Solid South a unit. In order to do
this, democracy is compelled to endorse and perpet
uate through governmental procedure, avert act, to
demonstrate to the political south that the Demo
cratic North is one in sympathy and assistance with
their section.
The South is constitutionally set by every
method whatsoever to keep the Negro from becom
ing a free citizen in America. Tt has not Iheld and
does not now hold any intention of ever allowing
the Negr0 to vote as a block. It is unreasonable
to expect the President of the United States, his
bureaus, and set-ups, tt) deny the demands of the
South, wlhen he and his party depend upon the South
for election.
Nothing so clearly evidences this position, as
the conduct 0f the last Congress of the United Stat
es, in preventing the pasing of the Anti- lynch bill.
In order to keep the friendship of the South,
the Democratic Government has been compelled to
follow the Jim-Crow methods of that section. This
is shown in the contemptible Jim-Crow employed
in the Federal Government. The decent people of
America became alarmed when a Congressman of
the United States and his executive staff were com
pelled to wear this badge of insult by being disal
lowed even, to eat in the restaurant set up in the
Capitol, for the accommodaion of Members of the
Congress.
The ambition of the Negro is to so deport
an qualify himself, as to merit the friendship of
the authorities who preside over his destinies. In
the Republican Party there seems to be some chance
in winning such friends, Such men as Costigan of
Colorado, and Wendell Willkie, show vhe possibility
of their success along this line. He certainly has the
chance to approach by effective and accepted meth
ods the Republicans as a block, for sympathy and
legislative help. It is not the intention of this party
to bar the door against such approach- This op
potrunity i6 not accorded him by the Democratic
patrty for the reason: The present policy of nhat
party; s-o far as race relations are concerned, is to
defnitely regard, agree with an sanction the race
relation methods of the South, Simply stated it is
his: The Democratic party cannot win without t/he
South. The South is against the Negro for politic
al advancement, therefore in order to perpetuatg
democratic existence, the Democratic party must
make as a part of its organization sdheme, the Anti
Negro method of that section.
This election will be the closest presidential
election in 75 years. The Negro of America is re
garded by students of political science, as consti
tuting tht balance of power. There never was a
time when this balance could be exercised witih such
sure results. Results \ifhich would be more def
initely appreciated than at any time before. That
balance could keep the American Government true
to its ideals. It could make this a land “where no
man shall wear a crown.’’ If the editorial express
sions of The Omaha Guide have ever weighed with
its reading constituency, it is hoped that this plea
to the members of the Negro race will be heard,
and that their vote, the balance of power for the rea
son expressed in this statement, will be given to
Wendell L. Wdllkie.
7- POINT PROGRAM
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE
Chairman, Joihn Hamilton
Vice Chairmen—
Ralph E. Williams,
Daniel E. Pomeroy,
Mirs. John E. Hillman,
Mrs. Worthington Scranton.
Secretary,
Harold W. Mason
Treasurer:
G. D. Goodspeed
General Counsel
Henry P. Fletcher
Eastern Treas.
Sinclair Weeks
718 Jackson Place, N. W.
Washington, D. C., June 21, 1940
Mr C. C. Galloway, Editor and Publisher,
THE OMAHA GUIDE, 2418-20 Grant St-,
Omaha, Nebraska—Dear,Sir:
Mr. Robert Smith of your state has handed to
me your communication regarding suggestions for
the National Republican platform. We are very
happy to have your communication and assure you
that it is being given the utmost consideration by
the committee. ' Very truly yours,
ROY A. VITOUiSEK,
Chairman, Sub-committee on National Develop
ment and Related Topics)
THE OMAHA GUIDE’S 7-POINT PROGRAM
This 7 Point Platform was presented to the Re
publican Resolution Platform Committee at Phila
delphia. Penn., by C. C. Galloway, and was acknow
ledged by them, and was accepted 100 percent.—
3 MILLION NEGRO VOTERS WILL FOLLOW
THE REPUBLICAN PARTY THIS YEAR, AND S
MILLION FOUR YEARS HENCE IF IT ADOPTS
THE FOLLOWING SEVEN PRINCIPLES
To The Republican Party Platform Committee—
GENTLEMEN—I, C. C. Galloway, publisher and
Editor of Negro weekly newspaper, personally
come to you with seven (7) reasons for your con
sideration, to help you in gathering information for
the platform for which you are nowi in session pre
paring for the Republican party.
From my observation as a man, who has
been in public life for thirty-seven (37) years, know
ing the Negro in all walks of life from the planta
tion pow handles of Texas to the Golden Gates of
California, to the Statue of Liberty in New York
and from the borders of Canada to Key West, Flor
ida, including practically all of the n^etropolitan
cities in the railroad and hotel services, and in the
work as a servant to the National Association for
the Advancement of Colored People, the K. of P
and Elks’ lodges, and many other religious and civic
organizations for twenty-five (25) years and as a
publisher and editor for the last fourteen (14)
years and having attended seventeen (17* National
Conventions of leading Negro organisations this
year, and by walking and talking every day with the
Negro men and women of the streets of America,
from these many and varied contacts, I have glean
ed my information w(hieh I now desire to pass on to
you.
I should like to state here that I have never
made application for a political job and I never in
tend to do so. My only interest is the advancement
of good citizensibip.
as you are a piatiorm committee now m
I session, seeking knowledge of the wants o^ svary
American citizen, especially the so-called forgotten
man” in the minority group and gets the smallest
amount of consideration from our own Republican
party. I feel that the cause of this is the ignorance
in not knowing the truth of conditions and wants
of the Negro race by the man who have, heretofore
served in the capacity in which you are now serving
That is why I am with you today with my
seven (7) reasons.
I beg of you, now, to permit me to read to
you the following seven (7) reasons: —
No. 1 Strict enforcement of t)he 16th Amendment
to the Constitution of the United States of America
in every state in the union as was intended by the
framers of the Constitution, which reads a« fel
lows: (quote) ‘‘Art. 16., Section 1. The right of cit
izens of tihe United States to vote shall not be de
nied or abridged by the United States or by any
state on account of race, color or previous condit
ions of servitude.” Section 2- ‘‘The Congress
shall have the power to enforce this act by appro
priate legislation.” Now we think this amendment
means what it says, flhat no state in the United
States shall have the right to deny any member of
the Negro race the privilege of casting his voce in
every election held, botib local and national. We
w'ant you to state in your platform what position
on this amendment in the Constitution of the Unit
ed States, and what procedure the Republican party
will take to guarantee us in carrying out Sections
1 anid 2 of the 15th Amendment to the Constitution
of the United States.
No. 2. We want the United States Army, Navy
and Aviat'on corps services to admit our Negro
boys in all branches of their services with privil
eges to be promoted in accordance to their abilit
ies to give service to our flag from the bottom to
the top, the same as any other American citizen.
We feel that this will make the Negro youth of to
day become more conscious of himself and cause
him to become more useful servants to our flag.
You, Gentlemen, know that there never was a trait
or to our country in the Negro race and tthere nev
r was a more faithful soldier than the Negro sol
dier in our army. We want your platform to state
what position the Republican party will take on No.
No. 3- We wtint our government to take dis
crimination out of Civil Service applications on the
account of color, We want our Negro girls and boys
AN AFTERNOON OUTING FOR A
JOLLY GOOD TIME
Mr- and Mrs. Thomas Jones en
teretained a group of friends at
the Storz Brewing Company. The
invitation was extended to the
group you see above by Mr. and
Mrs. .Tones, at the Omaha Guide
i
Food Show. The party lasted j
from 5 until 10 p. m. Everybody |
seemed to have an enjoyable time.
A ff'vt of the outstanding citizens
attending the party were "Mrs.
Charles Cleveland. Mr. Arthur Me
Caw. Mr. C. C. Galloway, Mrs. J.
H. M<‘mitt, Mrs. Jessie Brooks,
Mr. M<’Gill, Mr- Dudley Wright
and many others.
accept d in Civil Service strictly on their merits,
according to their grade tlhat they make in the ex
aminations like all otlx>r American citizens, and to
let them have the rights to be promoted in accord
ance to their ability to serve in the position that
they ihold. We want your platform to state what
position the Republican party will take on No. '1.
No. 4. We are indirectly or directly tax payers
of this American government. We are forced to
pay a certain percentage of the tax dollar that is
spent for employment by appointments from our
chief rxeeutiv^ through different constitutional
branches of our government whiah gives large am
ount^ of employment to the middle class of our A
merican citizens who do manual labor. We, as Ne
gro citizens, want our percentage pf that tax dol
lar that is expended for this kind of work. We
want you to state in your platform what position
the Republican party will take on No. 4.
No. 6 We, as Negroes, wiant our percentage of
Mvigh appointments made by our chief executive and
his cabinet members. Yes, sir, if you please, we
want a few of the $5,000 to $12,000 per year jobs
.that we are taxed to pay. We feel that it is no
more than fair that we should have our percentage
of those appointments and we want you to state ;n
your platform wlhat position the Republican party
will take on No. 5.
No. 6. We want a stop put to the evil of share
croppers and peonage control on plantations in the
South. We want the sharecropper to have an op
portunity to become an oWiner of a home and a farm
in older that the might rear and educate his family
decently. We want peonage blotted out completely.
We want you to state in your platform what posi
tion the Republican party will take on No. 6.
7- We want the Anti-Lynch bill to become a law
as presented by the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People, through our rep
resentative in Washington, to stop what has been
the shame of America for the last seven-five (75)
years, the lynching and burning of human beings.
For twenty-five years three million white citizens
and fourteen million Negro citizens have been beg
ging for this legislation. We want you to state in
your platform, what position the Republican party
Will take on No. 7.
I believe that if your committee will state in
your platform, a clear conception on the above sev
en reasons, it will not only give to the American
Neuro, encouragement to’ become better citizens,
but will also bring him back to the Grand Old Re
publican Party.
Gentlemen: I thank you with tlhe hope that
you will give these seven reasons your serious con
sideration. Signed,
C. C. Galloway, Publisher and Editor
The Omaha Guide Weekly Negro News
paper, 2418-20 Grant St.,
Omaha, Nebraska.
THE RESOLUTION COMMITTEES’ ANSWER TO
MY SEVEN REASONS AT THE REPUBLICAN
NATIONAL CONVENTION AT PHILADELPH
IA. PENN., FOR THE REPUBLICAN PLAT
FORM—
“We pledge that our American citizens of
Negro descent shall be given a square deal in tlhe
economic and political life of the Nation. Discrim
ination in the Civil Service, the Army, the Navy,
and all other branches of the government must
cease. To enjoy the full benefits of life, liberty and
tihe pursuit of happiness, universal suffrage must
1 be made effective to the Negro citizen. Mob viol
ence shocks the conscience of the nation, and legis
lation to curb this evil should be enacted.’’
THE NEGRO PLIGHT
Frederick Douglass* planted the seed to e
mancipate the Negro from chattel slavery; William
Lloyd Garrison and Lovejoy put a fence around
th is seed and cultivated the soil so the tender plant
might sprout. John Brown pulled the hard crust of
earth off this plant so the glory of the universe
might pour fourtih it6 mighty strength of sunshine
upon it to give it growth. Abraham Lincoln thru
the mercies of our Creator, saw this plant struggl
ing for maturity and he took the machinery in hand
to cultivate this plant so it might bring forth its
fruit, and before the end of his time he wrote tlhe
Emancipation Proclamation to free four million Ne
groes from chattel slavery. For this one act Abra
’ ham Lincoln vjent down in history as America’s
greatest citizen of all times. Today his statue is
looked upon with great admiration of tihe whole
world, but Abraham Lincoln did not live to finish
the job. He emancipated the Negro from chattel
slavery; now, O Lord, send us a soul to emancipate
this race of mine from economic, social and politic
al slavery, the curse of American democracy today.
The Negro was brouglht here without his consent,
scorned, scoffed, brow beaten and enslaved for 250
years. The Negro laid the foundation for the back
bone of American industrial life. He cleared ihe
forests and tilled the soil 300 years for a meager
mouthful of bread- He has paid 11 percent dir
ectly or indirectly of every tax dollar that the A
merican government has collected for 75 years. He
has fought bravely in every battle that has been
fought in the history of America. He is one of the
few designated minority groups that has never
proved to be a traitoT to his country. He can be
trusted to give everything that is in him when do
mocracy is on trial. That is the shame of it all.
He has willingly poured forth his life’s bood upon
tihe soil of every battlefield where wars have been
fought—home and abroad. He has been denied for'
75 years the privilege of enjoying one percent of
American Democracy.
Although he has lived here 326 years and
suffered d'eatlh for his country, anything that walks
on two feet comes to America; from the first day
of his arrival he’s privileged to enjoy the full rights
of American economic, social, educational, religious
and civic democracy, even though he proves to be
a bomb manufacturer, and attempts to destroy A
merican democracy, even if he proves to be a trai
tor to American democracy and wthen he has saved
up and sent back every dollar he gets his hands on
to his homeland to manufacture lead and powder to
destroy this American democracy that we have so
given our life’s blood to establish, (he is privileged
to become a full fledged American citizen; and
some times is proven to be the first to join the
Fifth Columnists, and the Negro is put behind him
in every walk of life and made subject to his abuse.
J he Negro is no Ihoamer, the Negro knows no coun
try but America, the Negro is America’s best buy
er today of American products. If he makes $50.00
per month, he spends $00.00—$50.00 cash and $10
on credit. If he makes $100.00, he spends $120.00
-—$100.00 cash and $20.00 on credit. He burst the
American business line wide open with whatever
he gets his hands on. The Negro ig burned at 3take
alive for his loyalty to American democracy.
Five million Negroes are denied the privil
ege to vote for the ones wiho are to measure out
justice to him or to serve on a jury in the cause of
justice. All on account of what?— just because
God created him with a black skin. I am reminded
of any old saying my mother used to say ‘‘nothing
goes over the devil’s back that doesn’t some day
buckle under his belly”.—one other thing she used
to say ‘‘just as sure a,g yoil live you or your child
ren will some day reap what you sow.” I have
watched these two old sayings all my life, and in
my life, and in my opinion, there never was any
thing so true as they are. Even in my short space
of life. I have had it come ihome to me. I have
seen it come home to others. Invariably I have
■seen it come true to cities, countries, states, yes,
if you please, to nations. Look at Belgium for her
tr atment of the people of the Congos, cutting off
their hind legs, ears, nose, fingers, because they
were unable to pay their taxes. Look at Holland
for transporting 'the first Negroes to Newport,
News, Virginia and inaugurating a slave traffic for
a hundred years. Look what ahe is suffering and
so on down the line. So many others that time and
space will not allow' me to mention. Oh yes, they
| will all pay and some day pay dear with their own
blood.
I am bound to ask America how long will s.he
stand by and see the American Negro denied the
rights of its American Constitution, and burned at
the stage alive for crimes they never committed
Don’t you know, America, gomeday you must
I pay? Why make the debt a greater debit any
longer? Why not stop today and tihink, and think,
and think, and act, and act, and act. Today, please?
| Today, it ih America’s time to put a stop to its a
buse. to its woot loyal American citizens—The Am
; trican Negro. —C. C. Galloway.
TO THE COLORED VOTERS
OF OMAHA—
When Governor Adam McMul
len was elected Governor, Rev. E.
C. McDonald was appointed State
Deputy Oil Inspector. He remain
ed through the McMullen and Wea
ver Administrations. When Gov
ernor Charles W- Bryan was el
ected Governor he appointed Mr.
Harrv Leland in the post of Dep
uty Oil Inspector Where, he served
throughout the Bryan term and
for a time under Governor Coch
ran,
The salary and expanses of this
position amounted to about $200
monthly. Mr. Leland was remov
ed from this position by Cochran
and an elderly white man wa» put
in his place. After much travail.
Mr. Leland was given an inferior
job which carried with It a salary
slightly more than janitor’s pay.
The writer of this letter visited
Governor Cochran with several
committees and urged him to ap
point a colored man to the position
of Deputy Oil Inspector. M not
Mr. Leland, then some other race
man in Omaha or Lincoln. He re
fused to do so. The sum total of
Cochran’s action, therefore, is loss
for the Negro of the only position
the State of Nebraska had «ver
given him. Now you may nay
back by voting for Hugh Butler
for United States Senator Novem
her 5th. It is the only thing to
do, regardless of party. For that
is the only language he can un
derstand.
Sincerely yours,
—H. J. Pinkett.
THE NEGRO AND DICTATORS
A great deal has been said dur
ing recent weeks about the estab
lishment of a dictatorship in the
United States similar to the ones
now in Germany and Italy.
Should a dictatorship be estab
lished in the United States the
Negro would be the first to suffer,
and all semblance of liberty which
lie now enjoys would be destroy
ed and the progres which he has
made during his residence here in
America would be lost.
In Germany Immediately after
Hitler rose to power, the GOO,000
Negroes in the Rhineland were
sterilized, and reduced to the bot
tom of their system of “forced la
bor.’’ And Italy has followed In
the wake of the German practice
somewhat less -everely. The pos
ition on the Color question is lud
icrous, because Italians, being a
Mediterranean race, have a con
siderable admixture of Afr: an
Yet. they assert that they are
members of the Aryan race, what
ever that may mean. In either
case, it is quite clear, in the light
of mdoem experiences in Germany
and Italy, that the Negro suffers
first and most.
If the German and Italian dicta
torships succeed in their primaiy
aim of gaining possession of the
continent of Africa, they will
doubtless enslave all of the da.k
races of that continent.
There are approximately 15,000
000 Negroes in the United States.
And, if as is now argued by many
able and thoughtful Americans,
the third term being sought by the
Persident of the United States
will lead to a dictatorship—it will
mean slavery for the Negroes of
the United States, much more ab
ject and hardh and hopeless than
was chattel slavery prior to the
Civil war.
Our whole purpose here in the
United States should be to move
toward a larger freedom for the
Negroes and all other Americans
in the political and economic
sphere. And the NegTo should
object with his ballot in the Soy
ember election the threat of a dic
tatorship, by voting for Wendell
L- Willkie for President and for
Senators and Representatives in
Congress who are pledged to give
to all Americans equal opportuni
ty in the land of their birth.
REGRETTABLE
Thoughtful colored people all
over the land regret and deplore
the fact tlhat a Colored man was
used to raise a race question to
harm Wendell Willkie in the pres
ent campaign. But they wonder
how it was possible to find white
men so shameless as to impose a
task so mean upon a Negro hire
ling.
We thought that the harsh ex
periences of the Colored People
for 400 years in America, had
taught all of them the lesson of
tolerance toward other races, even
beyond the temptation of money.
It is, indeed, regrettable.