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^ Under Act of March 8. 1874—Business Phone: WE. Nebraska, Qmaha Nebraska, Saturday, September 6,1941 OUR 14th YEAR—No. 24 City Edition, 5c Copy
Dr. J- C. Austin, militant minis
ter of Chicago’s Pilgriip Baptist
church, is one of (the foremost can
didates for the presidency o the
National Baptist Convention at its
annual meetng in Cleveland, Sept.
10-14. He has been endorsed by
city and state denominational or
j ganizations and has support from
, leaders throcghout the country.
1 (ANP Photo).
RALPH W. ADAMS AND FAM
ILY RETURN TO ARKANSAS
.AFTER THREE WEEK VISIT.
Ralph W. Adams, wife and two
sons spent the last three weeks of
August, visiting with relatives
and friends in Omaha. Mr- Adams
is employed as Educational Dir
ector in the Department of Inter
ior of the U'.. government, and is
located at the Charlotte Civilian
Conservation Corps Camp, near
Batesville, Arkansas. He is the
son of Rev. and Mrs. John Adams,
Sr., and brother of Senator John
Adams, Jr. Mrs. Ralph Adams
Is the former Lavinia E. Scott,
daughter of Mrs. J. M. Scott of
Mr. Adam states that he feels
that the efforts of the government
in providing an educational pro
gram for enrollees of Arkansas
have been tremendously beneficial.
The responsibility of Mr. Adams,
who is the only Negro member of
the official staff of fourteen, in
cludes the organization and huper
vision of academic and vocational
classes, vocational guidance, job
placement, welfare, recreational
and rligious activities and public
relations. He works with two hun
dred boys each six months period.
Mrr. Adams assists her husband in
this program of varied activities.
Mr. Adams explained further
that dozens of illiterate boys have
been taught to read and write.
Hundreds have learned and devel
oped skills in such trade subjects
as auto mechanics, carpentry,
blacksmithing and clerical work.
The new nationa ldefense program
in the camp has been the medium
through which fifty boys have
been prepared to take places in
metal work occupations. As a
result of the boys participation in
rounded program arranged for
them, a definite improvement in
personal pride, appearance, self
respect, self confidence, commun
ity interest and employability can
Before leaving for Arkansas last
Saturday, the Adamses expressed
that their visit in Omaha was de
lightful and that they appreciated
immensely the hospitality and
kindness ofol d friends and new.
(By Patsy Graves, for the A. N. P.'
THE STEADY RISE IN FOOD
PRICES is bound to affedt the
food buying habits of every house
wife in the nation. Where ever
possible, club groups, particularly
thise of women, and civic organiza
tions should turn their attention
ti a study of (the consumer move
t ment. Maybe you can't stop the
prices from bouncing. Nobody can,
it seems. Not even Mr. Hesderson.
But you can plan carefully and
Elder Lightner 2627 Charles St.
is now in Niw ’V crk visitfng
Ins cousin Elder Lightner is er
pecting to return home around the
first of nevt month.
Miss Gladys Taylor left Mon
day 1, to attend school at Oak
wood Junior college. Miss Tay
lor is a June graduate of Tech
nical High School.
Mihs Elaine Davis has spent
the summer in the South visiting
realatives. Miss Davis is one of
the first graduates of Saint Bene
dict. Miss Davis plans to attend
a training school for nurse in Sa
Mr. Charles Harold is ill art his
home. Mr. Harrold is the jan
itor of Kune Memorial church on
36th and Farnam.
YOUR CHARM FOR THE ARMY
For your preparedness program,
arm with an army or navy brace
let — each carries service symbols
_and locket. Gold color metaL tha
right touch for good finish.
MRS.. ROOSEVELT. DEPLORES
New York, Sepit. 3 (ANP>—
Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt de
nounced racial discrimination in
private industry when she spoke
before a group of fifty representa
tives of business and industry in
the Astoria Work shop of the NYA
last Wednesday afternoon.
Acknowledging the difficulty en
countered by local boys and girls
in finding employment, she saw a
redoubling of this handicap in the
case of Negroes, whom she said
have a “desperately harder” time.
‘‘It’s not the color of your skin
that makes you hireable”, she said.
“You’ve got to take a person as a
person, regardless of his race,
creed or color, when it comes to
filling a job”.
The First Lady had previously
toured the work shop inspecting
the additional equipment and th«
facilities of the plant. She had
not visited the shop since June a
On Thursday, Mrs. Roosevelt
was hostess to the young memberh
of the National Advisory cimmit
tee NYA, at her Hyde Park es
tate. Numbered among ithe group
making the trip were Carroll Mo
ton Leevy, 19-year old June grad
uate at Fisk university. Mr. Leevy
traveled this summer through the
state of South Carolina gathering
attitudes of youth on NYA pro
grams in that region.
ABOLITION SOCIETY YET
Philadelphia, Pa.. (C) An aboN
ition society is still carrying on
here. Formed in 1774, it is known
as the Pennsylvania Society for
Promoting the Abolition of Slav
ery, the Relief if Negroes Unlaw
fully Held in Bondage and Im
proving Conditions of the African.
HAS $6,000 FOR SCHOOL, BUT
CANT FIND A CONTRACTOR
Keysville, Ga., (C) Prof. J. S.
Ross, principal of Boggs Academy
is in a fine predicament. He has
$6,000 to spend, but can’t 3pend it.
It seems that the Professor was
allotted this money for improve
ments on his school, but so far he
hasn’t been able to find a contrac
tor to do the wirk. Several have
been here to look it over, but he
hasn’t heard from them since.
“I guess they are all going to
bigger jobs,” he stated, “and I
guess we will just have to wait-”
But though the little school has
to stand sttill on improvements
now, many new things have come
up on its campus since Prof. Ross
took over just last February. For
instance, there a new water sys
tem in store and a central heating
plant underway. A modem $35,
000 girls dormitory which replac
ed the old one whflch just burnt
down this year. The President's
home, too, has been remodelled.
Boggs is expecting a record atten
dance this year and those who n
not afford the $1.50 fee per person
are paying it in eggs, butter, meal
Mrs. J. L. Befits and daughterv
Mrs. Gertrude Kendricks of Chi
cago, has just returned from a two
weeks sight-seeing trip coveting
ten states. Colorado. Utah, Ne
vada, California, Arizina, New
Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas,
and Missouri. Stopping at Den
ver. San Francisco spending a
week in Los Angeles and stopping
off alt Kansas City. The most in
teresting part of the trip was Mif
fot tunnel and the Gore Canyon,
of Colitado. Also the Feather
River Canyon of California. Mrs.
Gertrude will leave Thursday for
Can't Meet Demand
Where and When They Play
It would seem that a word of
praise for the meritorious work of
the W. P. A. Colored Dance Band,
whose popularity has justly been
earned by highly creditable per
formances at the Court House and
elsewhere during the summer
months, would not be inapropos
at this time.
This group of nineteen capable
and versatile musicians under the
able drection of George Bryant,
never is wanting an audience wher
ever it happens to appear; wheth
er it be at the Court House, Ath
letic Park or any other place with
in reaching distance of the public.
Its Brass Band concert programs
cover all types of music, ranging
from the exciting “Swing” to the
imposing overture, each of which
is approached by these musicians
with an earnestness, understanding
and thoroughness that makes fir
perfection in any musical under
The dance units of the band are
in constant demand, for their in
terpretations of dance music im
pregnate the dance with that ele
mental something which makes
dancing an emotional pleasure as
well as a physical delight.
WHERE AND WHEN THEY
WILL PLAY FOR YOU.
Sunday, Sept. 7 — Community
Sing, Elmwood Park at 7-8 P. M.
Monday, Sept. 8—16th and Pierce
Playground, Dance at 7-8 P. M.
Tuesday, Sept. 9—Athletic Park,
23rd & L, Brass Band, 7:15-8:15
Butcher Workman Hall, 4801
South 25, Dance 8:30-10:30
Wednesday, Sept. 10 — Corby
Playground, 24 & Corby, Brass
Band, 6:30-7:30 P. M.
Friday Sept 12—Bellevue, NYA
Resident School, Dance, 8:30-11:30
Saturday, Sept. 13—Fort Crook,
Dance, 7:00-12 midnight.
O.P.M. Comittee Makes First Gall on President
RANCH HOUSE STYLE. |n the plywood adaptation of this National Homes
Foundation southern farm house, large windows promise comfort within and the
speeioat porch invites stays outdoors. There are two bedrooms, kitchen and
■*^8 Moot Many finishes are offered for inside and outside plywood walls.
Rev. and Mrs. T. L. Crimer don
ducted a series of meetings at the
Church of God. 2025 North 24th
Street, during the week of Aug
ust 25. While here, they were the
house guests of Mr. and Mrs. Har
vey Booker 2622 Grant St.
Miss Melba Faucett, the charm
ing daughter of Mr. John F. Fau
ceilt, left last week for a short
trip to Rapids, Iowa- and frorrv
there to St. Paul, Minnesota,
i where she will visit relatives.
Miss Katie Beasley, the dau
ghter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward
left for Kansas Cilty, Friday morn
ing to visit Miss La Verne Lee
Miss Beasley will return after ai
LABOR DAY VACATIONERS
Miss Doris Ware and her mother
Mrs. Rose Ware left Saturday for
a visit to Kansas City. They will
be gone for two weeks.
Miss Lula Williams and Miss
Korea Clark took a short trip to
St. Joseph. Missouri, and from
there to Kansas City. Missouri for
Delores Martin, daughter of
Mrs. Bertha Lawrence just return
ed from Wichita. Kansas, where1
she visited her grandmother.
The shapely head of a python,
modeled with painstaking detail
even to the flashing eyes, makes
an ideal and interesting motif for
the snake key chain. If you like
the unusual, this will please you.
The fine dance to be given at
Dreamland Hall, Monday, Sept. 8.
Music by LloydHunter. Also be
on lookout for Erskin© Hawkins
which will be here soon.
They tell ua Monday was “La
So let’s wait till next week, and
see what we have to say, This is
your week to week, Girls on the
Streets turning the lights out on
the news until then.
M. S’s eyes are no longer droop
ing for J. B. since Louis Hender
son from Texas came to our fair
Joe B. sure wanted to see Mary
S. bad to go to her house at 9:30
in the morning. Must belove
again. What you say Joe?
Washington ,Sept. 3 (ANP)—
The six man OPm Fair Practce
committee made its first call on
President Roosevelt Wednesday
morning, accompanied by the ex
ecutive secretary, Lawrence Cra
mer. Absent were Philip Murray
of the CIO and William Green of
the A. F. of L. John Brophy sub
stituted for Murray. Their discus
son with (the President was brief,
but they presented the recommen
dations of the Council of Personnel
Administrators which moved to
eliminate discrimination against
colored persons in the hiring of
Mark Ethridge, the chairman,
said the committee had received
only scattering complainits to date
but these were being investigated.
“NATIVE SON” DOING
FINANCIALLY WELL ON
New York (C)—Though a fin
ancial failure on broadway. after
only 114 performances, “Native
Son” has done amazingly well on
the road. Beginning its “come
back” on July 28th at the Maple
wiod (New Jersey) Theatre, it
caused a minor sensation among
the conservative theatre goers of
that region by out drawng “Twel
fth Night” with such Itop flight!
stars as Maurice Evans and Helen
Then two weeks ago and last
week, the race conscious drama,
with Canada Lee always as Big
ger Thomas repeated its sensa
tiin in Bronx and Brooklyn. Daily
there were near riots at the box
office if the Windsor and the Flab
bush, for seats and each pcvfo*v
mance averaged at leasrt 100 stand
Although low prices have played
an important part in making the
shiw a success, its star, Canada
Lee is credited with most of the
present triumph as he has “con
sistently brought down the house”
There is much talk of a Fall tour
for “Naitive Son” and this is still
being discussed in the Shubert of
WON SAFETY AWARD
First award and trophy for the
best 1940-41 safety record in group
B, Electric Utilities division of the
National Safety Council contest,
was won by the Nebraska Power
company, according to a report re
ceived today by Ralph E. Walter,
This is the fourth consecutive
year the company has won this na
tional safety award. Its 1940-41
record of only two reportable in
juries for the twelve months end
ing June 30, also is its best in the
past five years. In the previous
year it Won the national award
with four lost-time accidents.
This year’s award is based on
1,819,620 man-hours of work by
company employees giving the
company an accident frequency
rating if 1.10 accidents per million
In winning the award the com
pany achieved a much better safe
ty record than all other companies
competing in this division. Kansas
Gas & Electrc of Wichita, which
placed second, had seven lost-time
accidents for a frequency of 3.49.
and other companies had from
eight to as many as 54 accidents
with frequency ratings ranging
from 4 54 to 31.9.
Distinction of having the best
all time safety record among util
ity companies was held by the Ne
braska Power Company until a
year ago when a Fall River, Mass.,
electric company bettered the local
companys record of more than four
million man-hours without an acci-*
dent. That record was made by
the Nebraska Power Company
from July 28. 1931 to September 8,
Oct. 1 and 2 have been set as the
dates for the committee meeting in
Los Angeles, where it will conduct
an investigation on complaints
against discrimination against
Similar hearings are scheduled
for New York City and Chicago
but no date has been set for these.
The committe revealed that it
had received reports of discrimina
tory practices in several areas, in
cluding (the West Coast aviation
industries. Open sessions will hear
complaints from organizations and
individuals and then hold confer
ences on the problems presented
with the government’s training,
labor supply and employment agen"
cies in that area.
Col. F. J. McSherry, director of
OPM’s Defense training branch,
j told the committee that he is im
mediately placing 200 new Negro
trainees in west coast schools in.
anticipation of future needs re
sulting from changes of employ
ment policies on the part of some
New York has been reported to
the committee whre four companies
are said to be discriminating in
employment. Chairman Etheridge*
and Lawrence Cramer were In
structed to prepare these cases for
action by the committe.
Sec. Cramer’s desk is piled high
with correspondence and com
plaints which as yet have not been
gone infto. His secretary is busy
with the details of the committee,
having to reply to all letters, those
seeking positions with the commit
tee, of whch there are quite a
number, and other complaints.
Several newepapor nen have ap
plied to the committee, it is re
ported, for positions, investigation,
etc., and after discussing the ap
plications in conference, they are
referred to Mr. Cramr’s office
<* ' ■*
Governor Dwight Griswold an
nounces that O. M> Olsen, Com
missioner of Labor, has appointed
Ray L. Williams as an inspector in
the State Department of Labor.
Mr. Williams' duties will be the
enforcement of the general labor
laws of the state, particularly in
the interests of the colored work
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