The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, February 15, 1941, City Edition, Image 1
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, Saturday, February 15, 1941 OUR 13th YEAR, Number 48,—City Edition, 5fc Copy Under Act of March 8, 1874—Business Phone: WE. 1517 j, j ’ WP A. Foreman Turns Man Back Without A Chance s> Lycurgus C. Curry, 2612 Corby Sc., was refused the opportunity to work as a Senior clerk as he had been as signed by the WPA. office. Curry re ports that upon reporting for work he was asked by the foreman of the pro ject if he had ever worked as a mater ial clerk on WPA. Curry answered no that he had not. The foreman then told Curry to go back to the WPA. of fice and be reassigned as a laborer—' Curry, who has had three years at Morehouse University and One year at Omaha University Law School, asked Morrissey to write the request out, which he did and asked Curry to take ■ I '■ ■■■■■■■■ I LECTURER IN LAW SILAS E. GARNER, recently ap pointed lecturer in law in the Lin coln University School of Law, St. Louis, Mo., Mr. Garner is a for mer president and veteran mem ber of the Mound City (St. Louis) Bar Association. «wr ' v’ T-V* —TTi NEGRO TO BE REPRES’NTED ”—SECY. STIMSON PROPORTIONATE NUMBER WILL SERVE IN ARMY Washington, D. C.( Feb- Secre tary of War Stimson today told a delegtaion from the American Youth Congress that “the colored population will be represented Ly its proportionate representation in the United States army.” Stimson gave an impromptu talk to pickets who paraded in front of the war department with plac ards charging ‘‘Jim Crow” discrim ination against Negro troops. He told the youths they ought first “to be sure of the facts.” “I am the first secretary of war” he said, “to have appointed a col ored officer to be a brigadier gen eral in the United States army, that is, Brig. Gen. Benjamin O. Davis * I am the second secretary of war who has appointed a colored person as civilian aide to the sec retary of war. And finally I am now starting the organization of a pursuit squadron to be composed of colored personnel, including pil ots” The squadron, he explained would be organized and trained at Tuskegee, Ala. Training of some of its personnel already has been started by the civil aeronautics authority he added. ****** NEGRO APPOINTED TO NAVAL ACADEMY Chicago, 111., Fefo. 10—Appoint ment of Charles Toussant Gadson, jr-, 18, a Negro, to the United States Naval Academy at Annap olis, Md. was announced today The youth, a graduate of Tilden Tech in 1939, and now a sopho more at the Illinois institute of Technology, was appointed by Ar thur W. Mitchell, Negro congress man from the First Illinois dis trict Neprro Machinists Employed At D C. Navy Yards Washington, Feb., 11 (ANP> —1 Progress in the fight against dis crimination against Negro skilled workers in the U- S- Navy yards was noted this week in the employ m'ent of more than a score of Ne gro machinists at the Washington Navy yard following their gradua tion from the apprentice school here. At the same timet it was learned that between 15 and 20 more Ne gro wiorkers have been accepted as trainees in the apprentice school. Following graduation, they are ex pected to receive immediate em ployment in the Washington Navy yard as machinists third grad®. The banning of Negro trainees from both private and government owned ship and navy yard appren tice schools has been protested by Negro organizations in various parts of the country. These pro tests have been made to the Na tional Defense Advisory commis sion ,and the problem has been turned over to Dr. Robert C. Wea ver, administrative assistant in the division of labor supply. Negro enrollees at the \\ asli ington Navy yard credited part of their success in finishing th* ap prentict course and receiving civil service appointments to the direc tor of the apprentice scho '‘Once the bans were broken down and we were permited to en ter,” one of them explained, ‘‘the director protected us from any un fair charges of incompetency which were made by piejudiced su pervisors” The success in the Washington Navy yard is expected to inspire other local groups 'to continue to fight against bans in other private and government owned ship and navy yards. The pay scale of th© machinist is from $7.48 to $8.11 per day in the Washington Navy yard McReymlds Leaves Supreme Court Bench Washington, D. C—Associate Justice, James C. McReynolds who was one of the few remaining mem bers of the so-called conservative group on the High bench of the Supreme Court, retired Feb. 1. He is 79 and has served since 1914. The above picture was made in 1939. SEE AND HEAR MR. W. M KUNOLD ir his travels through Mexico and South America with moving pictures in Technicolor with two comedies included. This is some thing very unusual and if you fai' to attend you will miss a treat. p PLANS DENTAL MEET Dr. M. D Wiseman of Wash ington D- C., chairman prog ram committee of the Nationul Dental association, who presid es at a meeting in Richmond, Va-, Feb. 22, where plans will be laid for the annual conven tion of the dentists which will be held in the Virginia city August 11-15. ANP) gnNHllllllllllllll!ll!lllll!lllll!llll!lllllll!llllllll!!lilllllllllll!ll!llllililllliiui:<:il]ll!:i!;ili< This picture will be shown at Ueth cl A ME. church Thursday, Feor "arv 20. 1941 at 8 p. nt- under the auspices of Captain No. I, Mr. H I*. ; ml ley. Don't miss this g^nsu aortal picture WISCONSIN SOLDIERS WORRY LOUSIANIANS Alexandria, La., Feb- 11 (ANP) Considerable difficulty is being ex perienced by authorities in regul ating the conduct of soldiers in the 32nd division of the national guard which is encamped at Camp Beauregard here. Members of the 32nd are from Wisconsin and have for the most part had limited contact with col ored people or, for that matter, with urban conditions anywhere. For the most part they are free of prejudice. This fact was s® pronounced, that when they first arrived in camp, leading local white citizens called upon a prominent Negro cit izen to ask him to use his influence with the colored girls of the town so as to prevent their parading a bout the streets of the city on the arms of the white soldiers. The white group contended that in the first place it was bound to lead to racial trouble and in the second place it showed lack of pride in the young colored men of the town when the Negro girls would des ert them so easily- No comment was made about the white girls who flocked about the vicinity of the camp. I Taking advantage of the inclin ations of the northern youth, var ious immoral establishments are said to have sprung up. The re sults has been a shower of tele grams and letters from parents and citizens in Wisconsin, direct ed to their senators and congress men and to military officials here at Camp Beauregard, protesting that houses of prostitution which have been permitted to spring up must be closed. The military authorities have posted notices governing the con duct of the guardsmen but insists that they have no jurisdiction over the civil community. City author ities at Alexandria have been fore BROTHERHOOD WINS PAY INCREASE FOR CNW PORTERS -(, FORMER BANK OFFICIAL IS FIRST NEGRO GRAND JURY FOREMAN New York (C New York County got its first Negro foreman of a Grand Jury when Robert P. Brad d'cks, former Harlem bank offic ial ana now connect!u with the Ser vice Department of New York’s new oaily newspaper PM” was sworn in Tuesday, Feb. 5th. Dis tr.et Attorney Thomas E. Dewey worked to have Braddieks appoint ed. uiiinuinimi»iunninii!!iiiiiuui8uimu!imniiii!:i!i:;^[iu(iiAiiii.,mitne.iiiii:iiiiiiiit ed Into the position ofa declaring their town “entirely moral.’’ In the meantime the war department is seeking to develop additional recreational facilities within camp so as to keep the soldiers more contented in their own environs. GEN. DAVIS TO TAKE OVER THIS WEEK Washington. Feb. 11 (ANP) — Branding false all statements to the contrary, Brig. Gen. Benjamin C. Davis, spending a couple of days in Washington, declared he v.*as on his way at present to Ft. Riley, Kans., where he would take ommand of the brigade of caval ry regiments there this week. Calling Gen Davis’ attention to an article appearing in the curr ent issue of News-Week which states: “Gen. Davis, due to retire next •June after 43 years service, is now on leave and rumors at Fort Riley have hinted that he may never ac tually take over the command” The General said he was travel ing leisurely, but he was supposed to report to the new command at the end of the past week. Many stories concerning tiener al Davis have appeared since his promotion and appointment but for the most part, he has ignored all of them, particularly those with reference to the ill feeling of Ne gro soldiers toward him. At the time of his command of the 369th regiment in New Yor.i, Gen. Davis was one of the most popular men ever to official'' in that capacity and many of the members of the crack regiment freely expressed themselves as say ing they had never soldiered, al though they had been members °f the outfit for a number of years, until the colored colonel took over the command. There was no ill feeling among the enlisted men con cerning Col. Davis and they felt that the regiment had been better ed In this particular regiment, Col. Davis had the cooperation and ftill support of an entire staff of Ne gro officers, whereas in his new assignment as Gen. Davis he will have only one colored officer and that "will be his son. The new command is to be known as the Fourth Cavalry brigade> composed of Negro troops with white offic ers, excepting of course, his son, and personal aide, Capt. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. TO CALL 110 PHYSICIANS WITHIN 60 DAYS Washington. Feb. 11 (ANF) — Following through on its recent announcement that Negro physic ians would be called for service, the war department issued an or der that 110 physicians would be called within the next 60 days toi active service at Fort Devens; J The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters has just concluded the negotiation of wage agreement with the Chicago and Northwest ern railroad, involving buffet car. coach and parlor car porters, that secured for them increases in pay ranging from $13-60 for In charge buffet car porters to $20 for in charge supervising porters per month. The agreement committee con sisted of A. Philip Randolph, In ternational President, M. P Wcb ster, 1st International Vice Presi dent, and Theodore Brown, one of the members of the porter person nel of the carrier. The settlement of the dispu’e be tween the railroad and the Broth erhood was affected by Mr. John F. Murray, one of the mediators of the National Mediation Board. niillllllHIIIIIIMlM Fort Bragg N. C.; and Ft. Living ston, La. WILLIAM PICKENS TO SPEAK BEFORE COLLEGE CONVOCATIONS Pittsburgh, Feb. 11 (ANP1 — Washington and Jefferson col lege in Western Pennsylvania, h*s invited William Pickens, NAACP director of branches, to speak be fore “convocation’ of all students and faculties, it was learned here this week- Exact date of the meet ing has not been set but it will be held the latter part of April or the first week in May. According to the college chap lain this will mark the third time Dean Pickens has appeared there for the convocation address. In •June the dean will also speak for the Institute of International Rela tions in Wichita, Kans and in the city of Grinnell, Iowa. Vice President Henry A Wallace is sponsor of the Institute of th-; In ternational Relations. During his long spring-summer, cross-country jaunt, Pickens will address meetings at NAACP branches in New England, Penns ylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Missouri and Kansas. Enroute he will address some of the biggest U. S. forums, including the Ch;c ago Educational council and others in‘Milwaukee, Detroit and Cincin nati. April 23 26, Dean Pickens will go to the University of Missouri at Columbus, for several seminars with the Missouri Association for Social Welfare. SENATOR LODGE CITES DIS FRANCHISEMENT AS DEFECT IN PRESENT SYSTEM Washington, D- C—In a state ment read into the Congressional Record of January 31, by Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., Republic an from Massachusetts, in support of a joint resolution introduced by him calling for a constitutional a mendment to provide for the pop ular election of the President and Vice President of the United Stat es, disfranchisement of the Negro is cited as one of the defects in the present electoral college sys'em. Citing seven other defect^ in the present system, Senator Lodge concludes with the following state ment: ‘‘The eighth defect is the tend ency of the present system to d’s franehise the Negro. Under a system in which no minority votes are counted, there is scant incen tive to bring out the Negro vote Under a system wSiere all minority votes are counted there is reasor to call forth a wider public partic ipation in government, because ev en though a voter is in the min >r Announcing TO OPEN THE MID CITY BREAD SHOP Get your bread, cakes, pies_ rolls both fresh and day old from <he Mid-City Bread Shop, which will open in the Omaha Guide Building 2422 Grant Street in the near fut ure. Convenience and economy combine to give the moat and best service. Watch for opening .. -wie message to the assignment clerk at the WPA office. Cuiry returned to the WPA. office for further assignment but did not produce the note from Morrissey. Curry waitet four days for assign ment and did not receive one. Fin ally he turned Morrisseys note and his assignment slip over to Arthur B. McCaw the President of the Omaha branch of the NAACP and explained his plight. McCaw called Raymond Brown of the Omaha Urban League and S. E. Gilbert of the Omaha Star, both of whom are members of the NAACP-, to serve on a committee to wait on Mr. Tietsort, Personal Director at the WPA., who explain ed that his office would not be able to give any information regarding the matter until he firs> talked to Mike Morrissey, foreman. At the time the committee was leaving the office, Mr. Curry was handed a notice to report for work at 24th and Pratt St., as a clerk. A photo static reproduction of Morrissey’s note and Curry’s assignment were secured by the NAACP. AND ?ARE REPRODUCED BELOW Editors Note: The irony of this story is that in the note Morrissey wrote, note his spelling of the word, “Acceptable”. KC. AME, GROUP EXPRESSES CONFIDENCE IN WILLIAMS -- ity in his own state, he may not be in a minority nationally. “BIRTH OF A NATION CLOSEI) FOLLOWING NAACP. PROTEST New York—Following vigorous protest by the national office and New York branch of the NAACP. and other interested groups and individuals, the showing of “The Birth of a Nation” at the Ambas sador Theatre here was terminat ed tw'o days ago. The picture was scheduled for a p revue benefit performance for ‘ Bundles for Britain” on February 3, but upon the urging of the NA ACP. and other Negro civic groups “The Birth of a Nation” was not shown, and "Four Feathers” was substituted in its stead. Walter White, secretary of the National Association for the Ad vancement of Colored People, was informed by a telegram from Bun dles for Britain, Inc., that it had cancelled its acceptance of this benefit showing “because of its sympathy and respect for the col ored people of America.” Kansas City,Mo., Feb. 11 <ANP Support and '‘unlimtied confidence in and with” Bishop Noah W. Wil liams of the AME. church, ha* been expressed by the AME. Min isterh Alliance of Greater Kansas City \dhose Missouri branch is headed by the Rev. F. F. Moten, and whose Kansas branch is head ed by the Rev. J. Edward Foster. Rev. S- S. Frazier serves as secre tary for the entire group. Resolutions giving their approv al of the prelate were adopted by this group because of a fight a gainst Bishop Wiliams by a small group of laymen in California, who want him removed from off ice. Declaring that they are ‘‘unarn imously convinced as to the good will, sincere intentions, and sound wisdom of our present episcopal head,” the Kansas Citians resolved that “we express ourselves as be ing unequivocally with the admin istration to the extent that we shall defend his episcopal author- 4 ity when and wherever it i3 nec j essaiy”.