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__ TO BE OBSERVED MARCH 16 iarizing America with the accom- terast in journalism among Negro
llAfff A During the week, March 16 to plishments and the possibilities of youths of America to the end that
IvvlLI W 22, the Delta Phi Delta Journalis- the Negro press. The program they may seek journalistic train
_ - tic society will sponsor the third will stress the contribution made ing, thereby increasing their abil
VAWQA/IAAf annual National Negro Newspaper by it since the first Negro paper ity to interpret intelligently the
llVllwp®pvl week with programs in schools, appeared in this country on March Negro to American life and soc
■ colleges and universities and thru 16, 1827, 114 years ago. iety
■fig A A m various other agencies and organ- Another purpose of the observ
Ww Vw *»B B izations for the purpose of famil- anoe is to stimulate a greater in
<> 1111 ■■ Charges that Negroes were the Sunday afternoon.
Mi /■ f m victims of discrimination under the McCaw said he had been advised
CaW ChargeS WPA. and national defense pro- by W. C. Gumming! director of vo
_ _ gram were made by Arthur B. Me- cational education, that no Negro
WPA. With Caw, president, speaking before es wiil be accepted for the bomber
three hundred at the meeting of plant training program unless the
fli £/>■*! m ! □'I'lAfl the Omaha branch, National Ass- Glenn L. Martin company indicat
1/loUI I III I llQ IIUII ociation for Advancement of C' l- es willingness.
_ored people, at Zion Baptist church
Plan of Cooperation Between the White and
Colored People in Republican Politics.
We make the following recommendations in an
effort to recapture the colored vote of the country
for Republican Party.
1. Set up organizations in every precinct in ev
ery community where colored men and women, are
allowed to vote.
2. Utilize the colored weekly newspapers thru
out the country in a campaign to educate both the
white and colored voters in the communities as to
their responsibilities and, duties in the furtherance
of Republican effort.
3. Select well-qualified colored speakers who
should be sent throughout the country to address
large and small meetings in furtherance of the edu
cation of the colored voters.
4. As a necessary pre-requisite to these efforts,
State and County Chairmen and National Commit
teemen should work in close cooperation at all times
with the State Directors and the local colored comm
itteemen and, where the Negro population justifies
it, white men and women in control of the organize
ation should see to it that colored men or women are
elected to membership of the State Republican com
mittees, district committees and county committees.
5. There should be frequent conferences be
tween the Republican National committeemen, Rep
ublican State Chairmen and the Directors of the col
ored divisions in the various States and detailed
plans should be worked out and carried out through
which the proper approach should be made to the col
ored voters in order to induce them to return to the
6. Most important of all, the approach to the
Negro should be economic rather than political.
Therefore, industrialists and other employers of la
bor should see to it that more and better economic
opportunities are provided for colored workers. One
of the compelling reasons for the desertion by the
Negro of the Republican Party was due to the in
ducements offered and given by the Democratic
Party through the New Deal setups such as PWA,
WPA, and, to some extent, AAA, CCC, and NYA and
meanwhile, the Republican Party and its supporters
composed of many large employers of labor, failed to
offer anything to the colored voters to offset what
the New Deal did in furtherance of the economic
well-being of the Negroes.
7. In conferences of Republican leaders in this
and other States, care should be taken to see that
colored representatives are invited to attend and
participate in the proceedings.
C. C. Galloway, Director, Colored Division for
William A. Glenn, Secretary, Colored Division
H. J. Pinlkett, Publicity Director, Colored Divis
ion, for Nebraska,
• Ray L. Williams, Douglas County, Vice-Chair
man, Colored Division for Nebraska.
A. B. McCaw, Rep. Member Douglas County
Rev. A. L. Story, President, Colored Ministerial
Alliance of Omaha, Nebraska,
B. E. Jones, Member, Program Committee of
Colored Ministerial Alliance, of Nebraska.
THEY’RE IN THE ARMY NOW!
BILLY AND NORMAN LOVE
FIRST SET OF BROTHERS TO
BE CALLED HERE IN DRAFT
First set of Omaha brothers ac
tually to be drafted together for
the selective service in army were
BPly Love, 30, and Norman P.
Love, 26, of 1610 North Twenty
eighth stredt, who with 27 other
men will fill the second NegTO
quota for March of local draft
HELD FOR C. R.
Mr- Cicero R. Johnson, age 71,
died Thursday evening, March 6th
at a hospital in Lincoln after an
extended illness. He was a mem
ber of Quinn chapel AME. church
and had served as a trustee for a
number of years. Mr, Johnson
was a member of Lebanon Lodge
No. 3 A. F. & A. M. past master
and Grand Lodge officer of the A.
F. & A. M. of Nebraska and Jur
isdiction; a member of the Order
of Eastern Star; past Grand Pat
ron of Amaranthus Grand Chapt
Mr. Johnson had been a trusted
employee of the Eastman Kodak
store for fifteen years at Lincoln.
He is survived by his wife Mrs.
H. Johnson, Past Grand Matron of
the OES. of Nebraska, daughter
Miss Blanche Johnson of Seatts
bluff, Nebraska, three foster sons j
John Reed, Howard Bean, and ^
Donovan Catus of Lincoln.
Funeral services were held Mon
day, March 16th from Quinn chap
el AME. Church with Rev. J. C
Bell, officiating. Amaranthus
Grand chapter OES. and the Grand
Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Nebraska
held services, burial was at Wyuka
cemetery, in Lincoln.
FLORENTINE WILSON JR.
Florentine A. Turner Wilson, vs,
Cunningham Wilson, Junior
Comes now the plaintiff and for
cause of action against the defend
1. That the plaintiff and de
fendant were married at Glenwood
lowo, May 29, 1939 and that for
more than 2 years last past the
plaintiff has been a resident of O
maha, Douglas County, Nebraska.
2 That the plaintiff has al
ways conducted herself as a faith
ful and dutiful wife toward the de
fendant; but that the defendant
without just cause therefore has
been guilty of extreme cruelty to
wards this plaintiff in numerous
ways, Ithe particularities of which
the plaintiff stands ready and will
ing to set out if requested to do
so; that the conduct of the defend
ant toward this plaintiff has been
board No. 3 Saturday morning.
[Billy is a porter at the Schultz
baking company, While Norman is
porter at Loew’s, Inc., motion pic
Others to be inducted are: Har
ry Evans, 1805 1-2 N- 24th st.;
Richard B. Gibson, 2203 Burdette
St.; David L. Mims, 2413 Caldwell
St.; Theodore A. Williams, 2418
Indiana avenue; James D. West,
2611 Hamilton St.; William O
Penny, 2404 N. 27th ave.; Robert
Walker, 1314 N. 25th St.; Earl H.
Jones, 971 N. 27th St
Joshua Foster, 2504 Blondo St..
Joseph L. Turner, 2514 Caldwell
Ct.; Felix 0- Williams, 2407 N.
22nd St.; Gerald Taylor, 2914 N.
25th St.; Ronald W. Coleman, 2911
I^ake St.: Stanley Hollowell, 2415
Seward St.. William H. Wilson,
2519 N. 28th ave.; Archie L.
Brown, 2628 Parker St.; Howard
Williams, 2411 Seward St.
Booker A. Oliver, 1624 N. 25th
St.; Charles Jenkins, 1520 1-2 N.
24th St; Richard R. Harrison
2415 Lake St.; Wilburn Curtis,
2414 Franklin St; Richard N. Art
ison, 2816 Hamilton St; Pete Hun
ter, 2562 Cuming St.; George A.
Crumbley, 2846 Binney St.; Aaron
E. Cloud, 624 N. 15th St.; and Wil
lie L. Hayne, transferred from
Some of the nation’s best known
hospital and health leaders who
last wteek attended the sixth ann
ual confeience of the National Con
ference of Hospital Administrators
held at Flint-Goodridge hospital.
New Orleans. Hospital nursing
executives also were present and
formed a national conference to
meet annually with the administ
rators. President of the hospital
administrators is Albert W. Dent,
superintendwit of Flint-Goodridge
standing in exact center of door
way. The 1942 conference will be
held at Provident hospital, Chic
ago, whose medical director, Dr.
John W. Lawlah, is secretary
treasurer of the national group.
such as to destroy the legitimate
ends of matrimony, and that she
can no longer live with the de
fendant! without greatly impair
ing her health and happiness.
That because of the conduct of
'h. defendant the plaintiff found
ilt necessary to leave the defendant
and reside alone and has lived a
part from the defendant since,
January 14, 1941; that the do
fendant has not contributed to the
support of the plaintiff during the
above mentioned period.
3. That there are no children
born as issue of said marriage.
WHEREFORE, plaintiff prays
for an absolute divorce from said
defendant and reasonable court
costs, and reasonable attorney fees
and for such other and further re
lief as the Court may deem just
and equitable. Plaintiff prays
further for restoration of her mai
den name, which was Florentine
Florentine A. Turner Wilson Jr.
by J. D. Crawford, her Atty.
State of Nebraska:
County of Douglas: SS.
Florentine A. Turner Wilson Jr.
being first duly sworn on oath de
poses and says that she is *he
plaintiff in the above entitled ac
tion. that she has read the fore
going petition; and that the facts
therein stated are true as she ver
Florentine A. Turner Wilson Jr.
Subscribed in my presence and
sworn to before me this 18th day
of February, A. D. 1941.
Mr. Roy McAllister recently fil
ed a petition for divorce from his
wife, Lucille, with charges of
cruelty and adultry.
Mrs. Dorothy Beck Ferguson
was recently granted a divorce
from David Ferguson, Jr. In her
petition for divorce she stated that
her husband, ‘‘a married man, will
fully and fraudulently induces the
plaintiff to wed knowing at tne
time of said marriage to the plain
tiff he was then, and had been for
many months, a married man and
the father of one child.”
Mrs. Ferguson was granted the
restoration of her maiden name,
Dorothy Beck. ,
Mrs. Lola Louise Harris was
recently granted an absolute de
cree of divorce from her husband,
Louis Haris, whom she charged
Negro Newspapers Meet, Elect
Officers And Map Program
Representatives of more than 25
Negro weekly newspapers located
in several sections of the nation
gathered ait the second annual
meeting of the Negro Newspaper
Publishers Association in Chicago
last week for the purpose of out
lining a program for cooperation
and unification of purpose of Ne
The conference which opened at
the Wjabash avenue YMCA. on
Thursday and continued through
Saturday stressed the importance
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for the benefit of crippled child
ren will begin March 21 and will
end on April 13th. The Seal sale
is sponsored by the Nebraska Soc
iety for Crippled Children. ,
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BY FRANK R. CROSSWAITTIE
General Organizer I. L. G. W. U.
Chairman, Negro Labor Comm.
DURING THE last war large
numbers of Negro workers came
North and were hired by the vari
ous industries as manufacturing
plants expanded to meet the needs
of war production. These Colored
workers gained a foothold in a
number of industries and localities
where they had heretofore not
been employed. In practically ev
ery instance they did satisfactory
work, and in those industries such
as coal mining and the manufact
ure of clothing where the unions
have always been progressive and
active, they joined freely with
(their white fellow workers in the
efforts made by the unions to
maintain and improve conditions
for the working class as a whole.
WITH THE coming of the dep
ression Negro workers suffered
more in proportion than did the
whites, although they both suffer*
ed severely. The traditional pre
judice of many employers and
some workers held full sway as
millions found themselves out of
work and pressing for any sort of
a job. Negro workers were the
first to be discharged. Sometim
es this was the result of prejudice
but often it was the result of the
operation of seniority rights which
caused those who had found jobs
in the industry most recently to be
laid off first when the working
force had to be reduced.
WITH THE improved conditions
under the Roosevelt administration
jobs for white and'Colored work
ers increased in number, although
not sufficient to bring full employ
ment But again Negro workers
found themselves called back to
work more slowly than their fel
low workers with white skins. In
consequence, all throughout th«
land the proportion of Negroes on
i relief is far higher tiian it should
be, due to denying us a fair oppor
tunity to work.
ONCE AGAIN the dogs of war
rie unleashed in the world. The
devastation which they cause will
be kept from our shores, as long
as the British hold back the flood
of aggression by Hitler with his
vile racial ideas, and by Mussolini
who conquered Ethiopia, but who
now feels the heavy hand of jus
tice as his stolen lEmpire is being
wrested from him by the British
lion and the aroused Ethiopians.
Our job is to produce the essent
ials of war and thus enable those
who are fighting against dictator
ship to win the day for democracy
Again, therefore, opportunity for
wider employment in war industry
opens up for the Negro. But this
time it seems that the prejudice
of employers added -to the bar
which has been set up by a num
ber of short-sighted unions, is
blocking our way.
ORGANIZED NEGRO workers
must be active and determined to
demand their fair share of jobs in
different industries and their
share of opportunity for training
for such jobs. Since the industr
ies are operating under govern
ment contracts in most cases, and
since much of the training is be
ing carried out through govern
ment agencies such as the WPA.
and the National Youth Adminis
tration, we should use the pressure
of our political power wherever
we have the right to vote to de
mand our rights, and we can also
use the power we have gained
through our organized industrial
strength. The efforts of such or
ganizations as the NAACP. and
the Urban League to see that wide
spread practice of discrimination
in the defense industries is ended
deserve all the support which we
can give them- The efforts of the
many thousands of Negro Trade
Unionists to end discrimination
from within the labor movement
likewise deserves our sympathetic
understanding and support. Luck
ily, within the labor movement
progressive white trade unoinists
give support to our demands. Sid
ney Hillman representing labor in
the Office of Production Manage
ment has promised to use his in
fluence to end discrimination in
employment by industries getting
government contracts. The Amer
ican Labor Party conference in
New York he'd this past month
February 24, with delegates pres
ent from many unions in Now
York, both AF. of L. and CIO.,
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