The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, August 16, 1941, City Edition, Image 1

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Nebraskl‘ Ottiaha^Npl»raska,jaturday, August 16,1941 OUR 14th YEAR-No. 22 City Edition, ITcTpy''
« ' Our1 Town
Visiting C.S.G. A. Golfers
Omaha, Nebr., August 15—1The CSGA. associa
tion is holding its 1941 tournament in Omaha. The
Cornhuskers who are hosts this year for this gala
annual event are expecting a record breaking crowd.
Sports of all kinds have always interested peo
ple, and the outstanding achievement of the Negro
in the field of sports has dot only contributed to the
development of fine physiques but has gone far in
openinlg the door of opportunity both for the indiv
idual participant and for the ir i >ent of racial
As we know from the past record of the CSGA.
association, it has been their desire to serve well and
please all of the golf enthusiasts so as to build up a
organization second to none. To achieve in any line
of endeavor, is meritorious and to carry on we ap
peal to all Omaha, to join in with our group and en
large its scope for golf enthusiasts.
The history of this organization speaks for it
self and we are proud to say Negro golf is at its
zenith, with players who can play better glolf than
those of the so called world’s greatest. With the co
operation of all organizations, and peoples, joining |
with the CSGA., the gates will be open to lead in golf
as we have in all other sports. Come out Omaha for
the tournament of golfdom and help make this a gala
New York, N. Y.—Quoting from1
an editorial in PM, New York dai
ly newspaper, which told how ar
my officers at Camp Upton, New
York, in speaking to draftees a
bout to be sent to Camp Croft, So
Carolina, warned them ‘ not to
drink with niggers’, and that
“down there you don’t shake a
Negro’s hand when he says good
by,” the National Association for
the Advancement of Colored Peo
ple protested to Secretary of War
Henry D. Stimson that the action
on the part of ‘‘responsible office
ers of the United States Arm/ is
viciously anti-democratic.”
The PM. editorial was based on
a letter written by a white sold
ier -who was among the group
warned against fraternizing with
colored soldiers. The men were
also told that if they got into
trouble while with Negroes “it’s
you men who’re going to locked
up, not the nigger.”
The NAACP called for an in
vestigation at Camp Upton to de
termine which officers were guilty
and asked that prompt action be
taken. It was also suggested that
the WTar Department issue a mem
orandum to all officers of the ar
witr nn finKinnf
who led the hosts of OHvet Bap
tist church in Chicago as they
completely rehabiliated that fam
ous shrine. The congregation will
meet in the rebuilt edifice Sunday
August 16th for the first time
since the funeral of the late Dr.
T . IT TXflllinfVlO if O *\nnf A1* \T AIT.
The Rev. James S. Anderson of
Omaha, Nebraska, nationall known
Envangelist, writer and the Gen
eral Secretary and Treasurer of
the National Baptist Evangelical
Board Inc., was serious injured
from a fall in the Tulsa Depot in
Tulsa, Okla.
, After closing a great revival
meeting in Texas, he came to Ok
lahoma to conduct meetings of a
similar nature. On his arrival in
Tulsa from Dennison. Texas, he
entered the Colored waiting room
at the depot and spent sometime
there. On leaving the room he
rushed out to take a taxi cab and
on his way out, he stepped on a
decayed peach or poach peeling—
slipped and fell down on his right
side, striking hard on the handle
lock and rim of his suitcase anc
then onto his back against the
marble floor. As a result of th«
accident, he is now and may be
for several weeks, confined in i
bed at 614 Nor. Frankfort Street,
Tulsa. Oklahoma in a serious con
dition of fractured ribs, internal
injuries and a sprained back.
The Rev. having never been sick
before during his life—the con
finement and the pains have caus
ed him a good deal o fmental an
guish. However, he seems to be
more worried about the revival
meetings he had to cancel because
of the accident and the thought
that he might be deprived by vir
tue of the casualty, to attend the
National Baptist Convention Inc.,
which meets this year in Cleve
land, Ohio.
Lawyers have been calling upon
him for the case to sue the com
pany for several thousand dollars.
He requested the prayers of all
■ Christians for a speedy recovery,
' as stated by his cousin Mrs. Alice
1 D. Lewis,
President of the Central States
Golf Association representing
nearly 400 players in Missouri.
Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota and
The CSGA, will hold its 11th An
nual Championship Tournament at
Elmwood Saturday and Sunday.
August 16 and 17. Hundreds of
Omahans and out of town visitors
rre expected to witness the com
petition. There will also be two
other tournaments of 18 holes on
Friday and Monday and a Ladies
Tournament Friday morning at
Miller Park.
Friday, August 15, 8 a. m, Ladies
Tournament at Miller Park.
Men’s Invitational at Fontenelle
at 12:45 p. m,
Picnic and Dance at Fontenelle
from 6 p. m,
Saturday, August 16th—Qualify
ing at Elmwood 10:30.
General meeting at Urban Lea
gue 8:00 p, m.
Sunday, August 17th,—Finals at
Elmwood. 1st round 6:30 a, m,—
2nd round 1:00 p. m,—Dance at the
Dreamland 0;00 p. m.
Monday, August 18—Consolation
ember 6 when fire destroyed the
church just before the services.
Rev. Branham, for 23 years asso
ciate pastor and National Baptist
Convention official, praises the
loyalty, vigor and Christian spirit
of the church group. He announ
ces that an outstanding young
Baptist leader will shortly be call
ed to the pastorate. tANP)
Washington, D. C. August 11—
The Interstate Commerce Comm
ission announced today that it is
going to review the complaint by
Representative Arthur W. Mitchell
Chicago Democrat against the Chi
cago-Rock Island Railway Co.,
even though the Supreme Court
has decided in Mitchell’s case that
Negroes are entitled to Pullman
accomodations an^ other first
class services on railroad trains.
In November, 1938, the commis
sion decided against Congress
man Mitchell’s contention that jim
crow practices were illegal. Mitch
ell was removed by the railroad
from a Pullman to a second class
colored car as he neared the Ark
ansas border, in April, 1937. The
| Negro car. he complained, was
! “filthy and foul smelling”. The
ICC. dismissed the case on the
grounds that “because there was
comparatively little colored travel’
the lack of equal accomodations
was not unjust or undue.
Mitchell then took the case to1
the Supreme Court. Even the 10
Southern states protested against;
any review of the constitutionality
of State Jim Crow laws as applied
against travelers in interstate com
merce, Chief Justice Hughes de
clared that the issue was not a
question of segregation but one
of equality of treatment and that
therefore it was unnecessary to
consider the protest of the 10
The ICC. is now ordering the
complaint reinstated, ‘‘to the end
that such other and further pro
|hegro Composer dominated For ASCAP Board
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New York, N. Y.—Asking for
an investigation of the double
shooting of a Negro soldier and a
white military policeman‘on a bus
carrying soldiers to Fort Bragg,
N. C., last week, the National As
sociation for the Advancement of
Colored People wrote Secretary of
War, Heny L- Stimson that “white
military police constitute the great
est source of friction and trouble
between the races in uniform, and
that sooner or later the Negro
soldiers, becoming tired of the ar
rogance and brutality of the white
military police, would be certain
to take matters in their own
hands.” Curtiss Todd, member cf
the NAACP legal staff of Ral
eigh, N. C-, was sent to Fort Bragg
to begin immediate investigation.
The NAACP, declared that the
'manner in which the shooting took
place makes it appear that Serg
eant Russell Owens ‘‘merely shot
the first Negro who happened to
emerge from the bus”.
The NAACP. letter called the
attention of the Secretary of War
to the Pittsburgh Courier series
on and other reports from military
camps in which the writer of the
series describes the situation cre
ated by white military police as
“unbearable”, and predicted that
it would not be long before the
poin would be reached where Ne
gro soldiers would not submit to
such treatment.
Intervention of city police in the
Fort Bragg and similar incidents
was also cited as a source of fric
tion, and the brutal treatment of
Negro soldiers in Houston, Tex
as, during the last World War re
The letter closed with the state
ment that, “This Association sub
mits that when the treatment of
Negro troops in southern comm
unities led by arrogant, ill trained
and prejudiced white military po
lice reaches the point where Ne
gro soldiers are willing to fight
and die on the spot instead of
training themselves to fight the
declared enemy of the United
States, then the situation is one
which requires the most careful
attention of the War department,
and prompt, remedial action.”
ceedings may be had and such
other and further orders may be
entered in conformity with the op
inion of the Supreme Court of the
United States rendered April 28,
1941, on the appeal decided therein
and according to right, justice and
law of the United States-”
$70,000 WPA GRANT TO
Jefferson City, Mo., Aug. 11—
Lincoln University officials ann
ounced the approval of a $70,000
WPA grant to the school to be us
ed in the improvement and devel
opment of the twenty-acre camp
us. Included in the extensive pro
gram which has been dtfawn up is
the biulding and rehabilitation of
roads and sidewalks, seeding, sod
ding. the planting of trees and
shrubbery and general landscap
ing. Mr. George R. Cotton, head
of the University’s Mechanic Arts
Department, will supervise the
road work, and Mr, C. E. Dicker
son, landscape architect, also a
member of the Mechanic Arts
staff wil ldirect the landscaping
project. Work on the campus im
provement program is scheduled
to begin early in September.
| New York (C)—Emmett Free
man. 20 year old colored youth
made a heroine of Frances Wing
ett, white, when he snatched $4.00
from the ticket cage of Beverly
Theatre, 3rd Ave.. between bOth
and 51st Streets where she is
; cashier.
Frances, 19, was inside the
booth when Emmett reached in
and scooped up the change and
bills Without the thought of whe
In an altercation occurring in
front of the Hotel Neville, 107 N.
16th Streets, Thomas Farmer, 39,
of 3005 R Street, a butcher in the
packing plant, fatally stabbed his
wife, Emma, to death.
Farmer said that his wife drew
a knife on him after he had en
countered her in front of the hotel
and asked her for $5 which she had
promised to him earlier in the day.
According to a witness of the
stabbing, Mrs. Farmer ran into the
street, and Farmer overtook her
when her flight was halted by a
passing street car and then Far
mer stabbed her in the chest ‘ at
least three times.” Mrs, Farmer
managed to get back to the side
walk where she died immediately.
In a statement to Deputy Coun
ty Attorney A1 Fiedler, Farmer
said he married his wife, Emma
Parker Farmer, in Council Bluffs
in April 1936, and that they had
lived together until a quarrel 3
days before the killing.
Mrs. Farmer early Monday
morning had sworn out a warrant
for her husband’s arrest at the
Southside police station. She
charged him with having beat her
the night previous. '
New York, N. Y,—After receiv
ing notice from the National As
sociation for the Advancement of
Colored People of two cases in
which employment qualifications
discriminated against Negroes,
Mrs. Lillian L. Poses, regional at
torney for the New York State
Employment Service, informed the
New York office of the NAACP.
that the state Division of Place
ment and Unemployment Insur
ance is holding a series of meet
ings and cotinually training their
interviewers on the question of
Mrs. Poses stated that a fuller
report on the matter is forthcom
The NAACP, recently called up
on Richard Brockway, director of
the NYSES, to act upon a notice
in the Yonkers office of the Ser
vice asking for laborers but “no
Germans, Italians or Negroes,”
and upon application blanks for a
defense industry which carried a
racial distinction in the personal
description of the applicant.
ter he had a gun she ran out slam
med the door fast and followed,
screaming, as he dashed up 19th
St. Patrolman John Cox, heard
her cries and saw Emmett run in
to the Waldorf-Astoria where he
nabbed him. Emmett is being
held on $100 bail for Special Ses
Camp Blanding, Florida (C) —
One of the most important appoint
ments for Negro troups was made
this week when Thomas Davis
was appointed in charge of Public
Relations for Negro units at Camp
Blanding. Davis, a Philadelphian
has attended Temple University
and has done post graduate work
at the University of Pennsylvania.
He has had 4 years of public rela
tions work in civilian life and is
a former member of the Air ard
Medical Corps.
There has long been a need at
Camp Blanding for a Negro P.R.
man and Davis’ appointment is
very welcome He is well fitted
for the job and is an excellent
speaker. Davis is 22 and single.
Said he after his appointment, ‘‘I
only want the continued cooper
ation of our newspapers and the
fine folks of Jacksonville and oth
er communities surrounding Camp
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New York (NNS)—For the
first time in its twenty five years
ASCAP has nominated a Negro
for its board of directors, a dis
tinction not even “St. Louis Blu
es” gained for W. C, Handy. The
nominee is Harry Thacker Bur
leigh, 75 year old composer, best
known for his arrangement of
‘‘Deep River”.
In ASCAP circles, Mr. Burleigh
is known not as a “pop writer ’,
but as a “standard composer”,
whose works run in the semi-clas
sical vein. He has written more
than 50 spirituals, innumerable
pieces for choral groups of all
sizes, and sacred anthems. One
of his better known works is his
arrangement of ‘‘Little Old Moth
er of Mine,” which John McCorm
ack included in his repertory for
many years. Mr. McCormack, in
cidentally, was one of Mr. Bur
leigh’s closest friends and once
quit his rooms at the Ritz Carl
ton, swanky New York hotel be
cause a Ritzy clerk forced Mr.
Burleigh to use the freight eleva
Another close friend of Mr. Bur
leigh’s was J. P, Morgan, the eld
er, who invited him to many
Christmas parties at the Morgan
home and who left, when he died,
a written request that Mr. Bur
leigh sing “Calvary” at his funer
Mr. Burleigh has been baritone
soloist at St. George’s Protestant
Episcopal Church in New York for
forty five years, during which time
he also sangs, for twenty five
years, in the choir at Temple Em
anu-El. He has a traditional A
merican style success story. His
musical career began with a
scholarship at the National Con
servatory in New York, where he
met Anton Dvorak, for whom he
sang many Southern folk songs.
One was “Goin’ Home,” which
Dvorak incorporated in his New
World Symphony.
For many years now, Mr. Bur
leigh has been a music editor for
G. Ricordi and Sons in New York,
once a staunch ASCAP firm, but
now a BMI affiliate.
Atlanta. Ga., (C)—Governor
Gene Talmadge of Georgia, cul
minating his attack on people who
advocate racial co-education is
recommending to the 1943 Legis->
lature that they burn all books jn,
Georgia schools and libraries
which defend education of Negro
and white together.
Anticipating that he will be re
elected next year, the Governor
read several excerpts from the
book entitled, “We Sing America”
which tells of white and colored
children attending school togeth
er, becoming friends and sharing
a sandwich.
“We are going to get rid of that
book and all books of that kind”,
he said. “I’m going to turn them
over to the Legislature and ask
them to pass a resolution to burn
Columbia, S. C.—The board of
education here adopted a plan de
signed “to reduce the inequality
between comparably trained Negro
and white teachers” on August 5.
The plan was included in a re
port of a special committee nam
ed by the governor and proposes
salary increases of from $40 a
year for Negro and white feach
ers with two years of college train
ing. $80 a year for teachers of
both races with three years of col
lege training; $80 a year to white
teachers holding college degrees,
and $120 a year to colored teach
ers holding college degrees.
The increase would amount to
$694,960 for white teachers as a
gainst $326,680 for colored. The
plan was admittedly adopted to a
vert court action for equal pay.
South Carolina is on the NAACP
Miss Asilee Dotson
Mr. and Mrs. John Dotson, 2213 Miami St., ann
ounce the engagement of their daughter, Asilee, to
Mr. Erntest L. Turner.
Miss Dotson is a member of the Tau Alpha chap
iter of the Zeta Beta Sonority; The Young Women's
'Christian Association. Limosna Club of the Urban
Mr. Turner is a member of the Past Exalted Poll
er Council, Iroqujois Lodge No. 92 of the IBPOE. of
1 The couple will be married September 7th.
_ (photo by Bliven)
New York, N. Y.—Asking for
immediate discontinuation of sal
es of a stove polish carried by A,
and P. stores which displays the
head of a grinning Negro and is
called “Nigger Head Stove Pol
ish”, the National Association for
the Advancement of Colored Peo
ple made a formal protest to J. E.
xlndrews, regional director of the
Atlantic and Pacific stores.
The NAACP. got wind of the
insulting can top several weeks a
go when a purchase was made at
an A, and P, store at 171-11 Lin
den Boulevard, Jamaica, N, Y, The
purchasing agent for the stores
was immediately called and pro
test was made but the agent den
ied that the stove polish was stock
ed by the stores.
Following further complaints,
the NAACP sent a representative
to the Jamaica store where anoth
er can of the polish was purchas
ed on August 2.
The NAACP. declared that the
legend and illustration on the can
are not only repulsive to all Ne
groes, including the many Negro
customers of A, and P, stores, but
that it seems to be purposely
drawn up to ridicule the Negro
“We are confident,” the state
ment concludes, ‘‘that the Atlantic
and Pacific stores will not continue
to use this method of holding up
the Negro race to ridicule, and to
insult the many Negri customers
of their stores.”
Topeka, Kans., Aug. 12 (AMP)
John M, Wright of this city, first
deputy treasurer of Shawnee
county and the oldest employe in
point of service in the court house
here, was tendered a surprise
party in his office. Mr. Wright
has served since July 1891, The
staffs of the various offices in the
building gathered to honor Mr,
Wright while Judge George A.
Kline read a resolution voted by
the county commission praising
Mr. Wright’s services. Active in
fraternal affairs and for many
years a stalwart of the National
Negro Business league, Mr Wright;
remains on duty.
list for the institution of an equal
pay suit.
Camp Wheeler. Ga., Aug. 12 (A
NP) Serving in the United States
army or less than one year, 18 yr.
old Thomas Henry, Jr, of Comp
any “E” the 16th Training battal
ion, is one of the youngest Negro
es ever to have earned sergeant’s
stripes before reaching his major
Henry, whose service record
since his entry into the army in
October of 1940, has been excell
ent throughout, was made a ser
geant at Camp Wheeler in May
of this year..
A native of Albany, Ga, he re
gards himself as particularly fortu
Top of can of stove polish pur
chased from an A. and P. store in
Jamaica, N. Y., sales of which are
being protested by the NAAOP.,
Support for the USO. by more
than 15,000 Negro delegates and
visitors to the annual convention
of the Improved Benevolent and
Protective Association of the Elks
of the Whole Wide World will be
sought August 25 to 30 at Atlan
tic City. This announcement was
made last Thursday by Perry S.
Howard, grand legal advisor of the
fraternal order.
“The Elks will be more than
glad to do their part in providing
recreational facilities for our boys
who are serving in the armed
forces of the nation, as we are
assured that the funds raised will
be distributed fairly in providing
recreation facilities for all races,
colors, and creeds,” Mr. Howard
The order, one of the leading
colored organizations in the Uni
ted States, annually attracts thous
ands of Negro leaders from all
parts of the country to its conven
tion. A record attendance is ex
pected this year, and officials are
urging that each delegate and
visitor make a contribution to U.
S. O.
nate in having been assigned to
duty at a camp in his own home
Its Harlem branch today moved
into expanded headquarters in the
national office of Fight for Free
dom, Inc., 1270 Sixth Avenue.
Edward White, extjcutive sec
retary of the Harlem Division,
was officially welcomed into the
central office of Fight for Free
dom by Ulric Bell, chairman of the
executive committee.
“Fight for Freedom has given
further evidence of the oppo<*+ ln
ities for Negroes in a democracy
by the voluntary unity in our or
ganization,” Mr. White declared.
‘If we want to preserve that
unity, we must fight for it. All
Americans, particularly Negroes,
now must r double their efforts on
behalf of freedom at home and a