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THE OMAHA GUIDE Omaha, Nebraska, Saturday, September 6,1941 rage 5
Published Every Saturday at 2418-20 Grant St
PHONE WEbster 1517
Entered as Second Class Matter Maxfc 15. 1927, at
the Post Office at Omaha, Nebraska, under Act of
Congress of March 8, 1879.
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By Ryland Eugene Melford
Never in the modern history of
the American Negro has the need for
leadership been so apparent as it now
is. Lincoln wisely said that “a house
divided among itself must fall.” The
bone of contention among the Negro
leaders of our race must be buried,
or we as a race of people, already im
poverished because of lack of econom
ic nourishment, will find ourselves
plunged deeper into the muck of in
ternational banditry.
To whom can we as a race of
people rely upon in these dark and try
ing times of international unrest? To
whom can we turn to prevent the
ephemeral shadows of economic se
curity from loosing themselves from
us? And what of the many divergent
problems that daily confront the
Negro in his pursuits, whether they be
acts of pleasure or travail. Is it not true
that the pigment of our skins all too
often results in the degeneration of
years of academic preparation to ap
pease some uncouth gentlemen of in
dustrial or business advantages within
our local confines. The writer would
mildly suggest that those who direct
our policies whether they be interna
tional, national, or local in scope look
not with disfavor upon men because
their skin is tinted brown or black,
but rather, majestically seek those who
can best produce on the job, whether
it be in the field, at the office, in our
finest technical laboratories, at the fac
tory, or some menial task.
Of the millions appropriated and
now spent by our able Congress, little
of these silver ducats have found their
way into the pockets of the Negro
people. Yet, we represent both con
sumer and purchaser. I ask, must we
shoulder the burden of higher taxes
and suffer under the yoke of poverty.
In these perilous times the black man
is still excluded from holding positions
of command and trust in the Navy;
the Marine Corps must laugh when the
inception of Negro youths within its
ranks is mentioned, our army, slowly
but surely, rising to meet the armed
might of European dictators, still pur
sues its lily white policies despite the
elevation of Brigadier General Davis
by Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the sev
eral other Negro officers of the reg
ular army recently commissioned. True
it is, that our air force may soon be
acclaimed the finest in the world and
reach a parity with the forces of
Adolph Hitler, and yet pitifully weak
is the numerical strength of Negro
military aviators. When will the doors
of West Point, and Annapolis swing
open to the hundreds of Negro youths
who can match physical, mental and
gentlemanly qualities with the cream
of any American youth when the bars
of racial discrimination are lifted.
No separate unit of aviators at
Tuskegee, nor a few select Negro
sailors of petty rank, or a Negro Gen
eral, as well as we might think of
him, will appease one-tenth of the na
tion’s loyal citizens. Then too, remem
ber that many, yes very many white
brethren who see eye to eye with us
are frowning with disfavor at the con
ditions imposed upon a free black
The Negro should heartily endorse
and wax eloquently in behalf of any
arrangement whereby the editorial
policies of our leading journals and
the scopes of Negro leaders would
develop a homogenous attitude. The
Negro’s policy must call for national
unity and solidarity. Personal gains
must be sacrificed. Mass power and
power tactics must be employed with
ever-increasing successes. A tacit un
derstanding of racial relations would
better serve all people that democratic
ideals upon which our country is
founded might survive. And lastly, let
us, a free and loyal people, rise above
the situation, and like a conqueror,
champion all causes in our behalf with
in our own ranks.
Millikin and Compton, propon
ents respectively of the mysteries of
the atom and the electron, are seek
ing to analyse and utilize their power.
We hope that when they shall have
solved their mysteries, their gifts will
not be turned into engines of destruc
Monday was “LABOR DAY” on
which workers meet together and play
and hear orators. But it has a deeper
significance than that. It is set aside
and dedicated to the workers of Amer
ica, without whose contribution in these
critical days for mankind, all that we
have gained in the long struggle up
ward will be lost.
A new day is coming for LABOR.
It is going to share in the problems of
FREE ENTERPRISE and help, along
with management, in the solution of
the things which trouble our economy
and the whole social organization un
der which we live.
Henry Ford has led the way. He
has called upon the leaders of labor
in the automobile industry to help work
out a plan to prevent unemployment
as a result of the curtailment of auto
mobile production during the defense
At last they are learning that la
boi, capital and management together
constitute FREE ENTERPRISE. Hen
ry Ford has gone all the way with or
ganized labor. And labor is very like
ly to go all the way with him.
Elsewhere in this issue Oswald
Garrison Villard, Grandson of William
Lloyd Garrison, The Liberator, lays
down certain rules for a just peace
after the holocaust of war is done.
He wants that peace to include all
races and creeds and colors, under con
ditions which will enable all of them
to share in the good things of earth
and have the opportunity to fight and
win rewards in human society as per
His splendid thesis should evoke
a response in the breasts of all who love
the right everywhere.
the education number
Watch for our education number,
soon to appear, just as the boys and
girls are returning to school in their
quest for knowledge.
It will seek to help a little as the
children go their way from grade to
grade. Among them will be found
genius, and some of them will one day
rise to place and power.
Mr. Herbert J. Gleed of Lawrence,
Kansas, spent several days in Omaha
last week. He took advantage of the
short stay here to make a brief round
of business conducted by Negroes. He
made several suggestions about co
operative effort in business.
Mr. Gleed has been in the Commis
sion business in Kansas for many years
and his suggestions are based upon
We were glad to have you, Mr.
Gleed. Come again.
Great Britain and Russia have
captured Iran and her oil, and if they
can hold it, Germany will be the loser
in the end. Germany must have oil
and more oil, hence the race for the
oil fields of Iran.
Iran was formerly named Persia.
And Persia in the ancient world had
her hour of glory and ruled nearly
all the world. She gave Cyrus, The
Great, to the ancient world and Cam
bysees, his son. The latter conquered
Egypt in the fifth century B. C., five
thousand years after Egypt had at
tained her greatest glory and was de
What caused the decline of Persia,
history does not clearly record. But
her oil may be the means of Hitler’s
undoing. If so, she did not rise and
reign and fall in vain.
Both Great Britain and Russia
are to be commended for the swift
conquest of Iran and her oil. Once,
they beat Hitler to the punch.
beginning once again in France and
traitors’ heads will soon begin to fall.
I n 1770 TERRORISTS ruled
France and revolution came and for
a time, at least, washed away a cruel
and ancient caste with its blood. But
they rose from that crucible, purged
and glorified and chose for the national
Under Hitler’s orders these guar
antees have been swept away, and
therefore, “TERROR” once more
reigns. Its tide will rise, until the
Seine shall once more run red with
blood; the blood of Frenchmen who
have betrayed the people and made
the fruits of the Revolution a mockery.
Not very long since we met a
white Colored woman; that is, one
who is identified with Colored People
by exclusion, who has spent many
years in the deep South. Often when
riding on jim crow street cars, white
women beckon her to leave the Negro
section and sit with the whites. The
Colored passengers glare at her. Her
method of escape from these embar
rassments is to take her place in the
white section.
All of which indicates how silly
color prejudice is. It is a phase of ig
norance, and we hope a rapidly pass
ing phase.
The golfers held the spotlight in
Omaha during August. First came
the Negro Golfers from the middle
west, and later the National Open
Golf meet.
Golfers play golf for exercise.
Thank you, we get plenty without it,
getting this newspaper out each week
and trying to make of our plant the
best one of its kind in the Middle
Henry Armstrong is about to at
tempt a “comeback.” Good luck,
Mrs. Carrie J. Gleed, for the past
twelve years, has taught in the De.
partment of Home Economics at Tus
kegee Institute, Tuskegee, Alabama,
and Mrs. Mozella Smith, Dean of Wom
en in Dillard University, New Orleans,
La., have for the past week been vis
iting Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Mahammit,
2116 North 25th Street.
They assure us that a new South
is in the making; that betted race re
lations are being developed and that a
wider fiel(J is opening up for Negro
workers throughout the whole economy
of the Southland.
We sincerely hope these good
things are coming even more rapidly
than the most optimistic dreamed a
few years ago.
Joe and Marva have “made up.”
“There shall be wars and rumors
of wars before the end of time” saith
the Good Book.
“No man or nation may with jus
tice indict a whole race of People.”
A poor man went in to see a law
yer and asked his services in a theft
case. He could not pay, but the law
yer agreed to represent him and said:
“Alright, John, I will appear for you
and see that you get justice.” The
client replied, “Hold on there, Mr. But
ler, that’s what I don’t want.”
—Courtesy American People's Mobilisation
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— By Frances Lee Barton
KEEP up with your “currant
events” as well as with current
events. As the various meml'crs of
tho currant fam
lly appear on
the marmot or
ripen on your
own grounds,
t roll out the jars,
turn the fruit
Into jelly or jam,
and later on
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A combination of red currants
and ripe apricots makes a very de
licious jam. Here is a recipe that
will take care of about eleven
glasses — but when you taste this
jam you will see to it that at least
another batch is prepared.
Apricot and Currant Jam
4 cups (2 lbs.) prepared fruit;
7% cups (3*4 lbs.) sugar; *£ bottle
fruit pectin.
To prepare fruit, pit (do not peel)
about 1% pounds fully ripe apri
cots. Cut in small pieces and crush
thoroughly or grind. Crush thor
oughly or grind about 1 pound fully
ripe red currants. Combine fruits.
Measure sugar and prepared fruit
into large kettle, mix well, and
bring to a full rolling boil over
hottest fire. Stir constantly before
and while boiling. Boil hard 1
minute. Remove from fire and stir
in bottled fruit pectin. Skim; pour
quickly. Paraffin hot jam at once.
Makes about 11 glasses (6 fluid
ounces each).^^ :u
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