The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, February 01, 1941, City Edition, Image 1
I *ln 41)E /JUSTICE/EQUALITY JEW.TO THEUNE^ LARGEST ACCREDITED NEGRO NEWSPAPER WEST OF CHICAGO AND NORTH OF KANSAS CITY —MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED NEGRO PRESS Entered as Second-Class Matter at The Post office, Omaha, Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska, Saturday, February 1, 1941 OUR 13th YEAR—No. 46,— City Edition^ C:py 5c Under Act of March 8, 1874—Business Phone: WE. 1817_ r -—————————————————^—^——a————— ROY WHITE NAMED STATE OIL. FUEL INSPECTOR CHASE REQUESTS NEGROES BE PUT IN ALL KEY DEPARTMENTS (INTERVIEW BY WM. GLENN) Roy M. White, 1708 North 27th Street is Governor Griswold's choice for inspector in the Depart ment of Motor Fuels, it was ann ounced today by Jackson B. Chase the Governor’s campaign manager during the last election. Chase said today, he has rec ommended to the new Republican administration, to givp Negroes jobs in every state department in cluding the Custodian department. Due to the outstate officials not knowing much about Negroes, Jackson B- Chase states that it is very much necessary that the Om aha party officials take the init lative in going to the bat for col ored people to get their share of state jobs. He said although he is not in the official capacity to say what will be done, however it is his duty to ask. Chase declared he was writing a letter to Dr. Miller, State Health Director today( telling him hDW important it was that he appoint at least three Negroes in his dep artment. The Colored citizens have al ways been placed at the bottom cf the heap in the past. A practice which has been uhfair and must be stopped, he stated. LOCAL BRANCH OF NAACP. ADOPTS RESOLUTION To Abolish Discrimination Against Americans of Color In The Armed Forces, of the U. S. The Local Branch of The NAA CP. held a very successful meet ing at St. John AME. Church, Sun day afternoon at 3:30 p. m. Mr. H. J. Pinkett being the principal speaker; his topic being the “Ne gTO in the Defense Industries”. Very interesting remarks were made by J. Westbrook McPherson who introduced Mr- Pinkett. The President, Mr. Arthur B. McCaw held a 10 minute forum after the speaking Those taking part were Senator John Adams, Jr Rev. Moody, S. E. Gilbert, Rev. F. C. Williams, Dr. W. W„ Peeblais, Mir Y- W. Logan. The membership committee comprised of Charles Solomon, chairman and Mrs. Gertrude Lucas Craig .secretary made a very fine report of $42.00. Special comm endation was paid Mr. Goldie Da vis and Mr. E. W. McCowan, who turned in their full quota of mem berships. St. John’s Choir under the lead ership of Mrs- Pearl Gibson rend ered some very beautiful numbers. A Resolution was drawn up to be forwarded to our President, which reads as follows: RESOLUTION— It is hereby resolved by the O maha Branch of the NAACP. that it -is -the sense of this body that the President of these Un’ted States, the senators and Congress men use their position and author ity to abolish discrimination a gainst Americans of Color, in our armed forces and in all defense in dustries. If there is a lack of le gal authority, then it should be supplied by Congress. Respectfully submitted. Arthur B .McCaw, Pres^ John i Adams, Jr., Atty., H. J. Pinkett, Chrm-, Rev. L. A. Story, Ruth I Payne J. Wrist brook MlcPher3on. CLEAVES TO BE HOST To Annual Goodwill Spring Musical —(BY L. L. McVAY)— The presidents of the choirs who took an active part in last year’s ‘‘Goodwill Spring Musical’’ met at the home of L. L. McVay, the foun der of the movement and voted that Cleaves Temple CMIE. choir will be host for this, the 7th An nual Musical. We hope all choirs will work hard on* their Easter programs so when the rehearsals are called for the musicalf that all choirs will be ready to attend- The work will be made much easier when all make the rehearsals at the same time. Mrs. Pearl Gibson and Mrs. Ma ble Avant and Mr. E. L. Young have been asked to be the musical directors for this year. We hope all will show the interest in these young directors as was shown by the presidents of the choirs last Sunday in their meeting. There are choirs that have work ed some years before, but did not take part in the last two programs To those, we say, we shall always be glad to have you come back to us. The date this year will be the —— I same as years before. The iast j Sunday in April, which will be Ap ril 27. It is hoped that no one will have anything to conflict with this date, and all Omaha and Lin coln can look forward to this days as one of great Christian fellow ship between the churches and their choirs. You will read more about this day in The Omaha Guide as the time draws near. Let us not forget our slogan, "Bigger and Better Each Year”, and our motto, “Work with 100* Spirit of Solidarity". CHATTANOOGA SCHOOL TRAINS HOUSE BOYS AND CHAUFFEURS Chattanooga, Jan. 28 (ANP)— For the first time in the history of the local school system, a course in vocational home mechanics is now being offered at Second Jun ior High School, for colored. The course is designed to train boys for chauffeurs, butlers and general house and yard men The boys are taught to repair and refinish furniture, patch plas ter, paint floors and do other jobs around the house- Those taking the chauffeur course are taught to read road maps, estimate gas mil eage, and wash and grease car3, All are instructed how to prepare breakfast—and to wash the dishes and pans when the meal is over. .-—6 REGARDLESS OF RUMORS YOU MAY HAVE HEARD, WE ARE NOT MOV1NG-WE WILL BE HERE TO SERVE YOU IN THE FUTURE -THE SAME AS IN THE PAST. YOUR PATRONAGE APPRECIATED —Lyle S. Hin'es, Mgr. F.MFRSON: SARATOGA LAUNDRY & DRY CLEANERS 2324 North Twenty-Fourth Street PHONE WEbster 1029 ■him—niiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiyiiiiimniniwiiwmnniiiiiniinnniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirnniinnimririiri-- nmmiiwimiR uiiiiiuiwuuM—iiiihiiihh FOR THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF THE NATIONAL REPUBLICAN PARTY WE NOMINATE f jti,iuiiiiiiniii!n!ifiniNiii!iiiinHii!!iniiiniiiiiiiiM!imi!Hiin!iiii!im!ii!iiiiiinmn!ii!iin!iii!iiiiii!!"iinniniiiiiii!!:i!!iii':i!!iii!!!!!i!i:ii!!r:iii;v imiinmtJiiuntKH Hon. rable Senator Kenneth S. Wherry SENATOR KENNETH S. WHERRY CHAIRMAN OF THE REPUBLICAN STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF NEBRASKA The Hon. Joseph Martin, Jr., is ready to quit as Chairman of the Republican National Committee. The Hon. Kenneth S. Wherry is ready to take the job and do for the Republican party in! every state in the Union in 1942 and 1944 what he did f >r the, Repub lican Party in every county in the state <of Nebraska in 1940. The proof of the pudding is in the eating. Now Mr. National Committeeman and Committee woman, while you sojourn in our state these two days we beg of you to go dlown to our capital city at Lin coln, Nebraska, and go through our State Capitol Building and you will find the Republican Party eat ing the pudding. After many years of state Demo cratic lamd-slides and control of our state political machinery, We Republicans in the state of Nebraska to the man, believe in the leadership of Kenneth S. Wherry. WHY? Because we know him. We have watched him from a boy on the playgrounds, t) our Capitol Building as a Senator, and to the leadership I of the Republican Party c f the Stnte of Nebraska. Now, we are asking you, wmie you are in oui state, to get acquainted with this hard-hittng, en thusiastic worker’s leadership. Learn to know him as we in Nebraska know him and then you will say what the distinguished Nebraska Republicans are saying today. Such distinguished Republicans as Robert Smith, Abe Shjtwell, Tom Sheehan, Bert Car penter, Lyle Jackson, J. E. Davidson, Senator Butler, Governor Dwight Griswold, Morris Jacobson, and many others whom time and space will not per mit us to name, in fact the whole state of Nebraska’s Republicans beg of you today, to learn of Kenneth S. Wherry’s leadership, if you are interested in the future of American Democracy. Robert Smith says, I quote, “We know what it will mean to the Republic an Party in these United States to make Kenneth S. Wherry our National Committee Chairman. We Ne braska Republicans to the man, expect to do every thing in our power to get the 48 states’ National Committeemen and Committee-Women to elect Sen ator Kenneth S. Wherry as f,ur National Chairman.’’ Ndw, Mr. National Committee-man and woman “PUT US IN HELL We Will Work Our Way Out” -SAYS DOCTOR THOMAS ADMIRAL SAYS NEGROES ‘TOO INTELLIGENT’ WOULD DOMINATE NAVY IF ENLISTED NMA Committee Confers with Knox and Officials; Secretary Says ‘Putting Colored in Navy Like Putt ing Them in Hell’ But Considers Black Marines for Bases In West Indies INSTAL’ATION SERVICES of Rev. Blackmore To Be Held Sunday Feb. 2 Services for the Installation of the Rev. J. E. Blackmore as Pas tor of Hillside Presbyterian church will b? conducted Sunday Febr uary 2, 1941, at the Presbyterian Church 30th and Ohio Sts. The following is the program for the services with the Rev. Carl E. Keams( D. D , presiding Organ prelude. „ Doxology* Invocation Anthem Hymn 301 Sermon, Rev. Thomas R .Niven Statement by Presiding Elder Question to the Pastor Elect Question ho th* People Announcement of Installation Charge to the Pastor, Rev- John W. Pressky, D. D. Charge to the People, Rev. William H Phelps, D. D. Installation Prayert Rev. Elwood A. Rowsey, D- D. Hymn 365 Benediction by Pastor Welcome by Pastor CAPT M’GREW Will Address American Legion Monday Night Capt MeGrew, USA., recruiting officer for the 7th Corps Area, will speak at Roosevelt Post Am erican Legion Hdqtrs., on Monday evening at 8 p. m. Capt. McGrew will show tht motion picture “The Army on Wheels”. This is a very thrilling and informative picture and should be of vital interest to all citizens and particularly to those comtem plating into the army. Capt. McGrew is recruiting 32 Colored men for the Quartermas ter’s corps who will serve at Fort Crook. Thig branch of the service assures a man of security after leaving the army. For in this branch of the service, he is taught the handling of all mechanized eqnuipment'^ particularly automo biles and tractors. 9 WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (ANP> If Negroes were to be allowed to enlist in the navy, they would be "so superior in general to the whites who enlist that they would have to be made petty officers and the enlisted whites would no* stand for this,” Admiral C. W Ni mitz told a special committee from the National Medical Assoeia'ion which recently met here with high | ranking naval officers on the color bar in this branch of the armed 1 forces. Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox reiterated earlier statements that it would be 'impractical’ 'to use the two races in the navy, de claring that “putting Negroes in the navy would be like putting them in hell,” but did promise to seriously consider using Negro marines for the new naval bases in the West Indies leased from Great Britain Those taking part in the confer ence were Dr. Jloscoe C. Giles, Chicago, chairman o fthe liason committee; Dr. William MeKinley Thomas Leavenworth, Kan., chair man of the executive board; Dr. G- Hamilton Francis, Norfolk, Va. speaker for the house of delegates Dr. W. G. Alexander, Orange, N. J., chairman commission on public health, all of the NMA.. and Secy. Knox, Admiral Nimitzt Capt. Clark and a captain in charge of naval, enlistmens> representing the U. S navy. Details of the conference, j held on Jan 8, were not revealed until this week. Dr. Giles .after calling attention | to Col. Knox’s statement that a I Negro could be enlisted only us a j messman, pointed to the race’s rec- ■ ord as gunners under Admiral Perryi Admiral Farragut and at Saratoga and Manila in the Span ish American war. He termed *he attitude an ‘‘innovation” and said it was resented in speeches and radio broadcasts by liberal whites and Negroes, pointed to the grow ing sense of justice even in the South and the liberal record of the Knox newspaper, the Chicago Dai ly News. In hie reply, Sec’y Knox declar ed, ‘‘We have our problems; we are all sufficiently intelligent to know we must be realists, if we put Negroes in the navy it would be like putting them in hell. The relationships on shipboard ure (continued on pageJ3^=,2) again we Nebraska Republicans say to you, please get acquainted with Kenneth S. Wherry today, learn something about his ability to lead and weld all fac tions solidly together for the good of American De mocracy, and if you do this you will go back to your home state tiomrrow just as determined to elect Kenneth S. Wherry your National Committee Chair man as we Republicans here in Nebraska are today. If the Republican National Committeemen and wom en will let Kenneth S. Wherry have the reins of the National Republican chariot, he will drive it to vic tory by electing Republican Representatives and Senators to a working quorum in 1942 and our Rep ublican Presidential nominee in 1944. Let us all put our hands to his shoulders and push him to the top. He has the ability, he is honest of purpose, and pos sesses to the stick-4.o-it-iveness and determination to carry his program to a successful end. Above all, he is a hard worker, and he can work with all men and women who are interested in the welfare of Ameri can Dem cracy as our forefathers laid it down to us in the Constitution of the United States. WILL FIGHT NOMINATION OF BYRNES IF NAMED FOR HIGH JUSTICE POST • • • New York—A long and bitter fight, reminiscent of the campaign waged against Judge John J. Par ker that kept the North Carol ira Jurist off the United States Sup reme Court in 1930, will be con ducted against Senator James Brynes, if President Roosevelt nominates the South Carolina Re presentative to fill the post left va ant by retiring Justice James C. McReynolds .officials of the National Asjociation for the Ad viUK-i-ment e’ Cu'tred Peop o 3aid today The announcement came on the heels of newspaper report) from Washington indicating that Sen ator Brynes, o.ie of the President^, cinef aides in tin fight to pass tne lease-lend bill, had the inside track or the appj:itment, and quoting the President a* saying that he hrd already chosen the man whe would succm-’i McReynold»i al though he did not intend to make krown the name for several weeks. At the same ! me the association 11.ode public % telegram sent to K<osevelt, January 24, in which versons for the opposition to Fivnes were *t».d. These reu cm. Were summed up with the statement that Drynes "has been ai solutely oo lsistent in opposing any and eve^-y effort to give u. Negro citizens tne protection of the United States Constitution Brynes has consistently fought passage 01 the federal Anti-Lynch ir.g bill, the statement said. In 1936, as chairman of the Senate audit and control committee, he re fused to permit consideration of the appropriation of $7,600, to in vestigate fourteen lynchings that had taken place since May 1, when the Senate filibuster halted action on the then pending Costigar. Wagner anti-lynching bill. Bryn es did this despite the fact that tne Senate Judiciary Committee had reported out favorably a resolut ion offered by Senator Frederick Van Nuys, calling for the investi gation, and authorizing the expen diture^ of 7,500 to conduct, it. NAACP. officials pointed out that it is not without significance that the three Senators who are pressing Roosevelt to name Brynes Carter Glass, of Va-, Harrison of Miss., and Alben Barkley of Ken tucky, are without exception op ponents of federal anti-lynching legislation. Senator Glass, the NAACP. of ficials said, is the father of dis franchisement laws for Negroes n Virginia, about whch he has fre quently boasted The association urged organit ations Rnd citizens to send tele grams, post cards and letters to President Roosevetl at once, urg ing him not to nominate Brynes for the Supreme Court post. The complete text of the Assoc iation’s telegram to Roosevelt fol lows: "We very sincerely hope that newspaper reports are incorrect that you are seriously considering the nomination of Senator James F. Brynes, as member of United States Supreme Court to succeed Mr. Justice McReynolde. Sena tor Brynes record has been absol utely consistent in opposing1 any any every effort to give to Negro citizens the protection of the Unit ed States Constitution- The Uni *d States Supreme Court has been the one tribunal to which minorit ies have been able to appeal in de fense of their Citizenship rights. One holding the view's which Senator Brynes has espoused on the floor of the United States Sen ate and elsev^here^ jeopardizes democracy at a time when we must put forth every .effort to safeguard and extent it. We urge that Senator Brynes or any other person sharing his views not be considered for this high post." MO. LEGISLATORS APPROPRI ATE FUNDS FOR L. U. JOURN ALISM COURSE Ji-fferson City, Mo., Jan 26—An appropriation of $65,000 for the establishment of journalism cours es at Lincoln University was made this week by the state House of Representatives. The measure now goes to the Senate. Plans are that journalism will be taught at L- U. beginning the second semester, in February. SUFFERS HEAD LACERATIONS Susie Lee, 2502 Burdette S'reet suffered a head laceration and a sprain.d neck when she slipp.-d and feU w’hile alighting from a Street car &at 24th and Farnam Street. She was attended at th. Nicholas Senn hospital and taken home.