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THE OMAHA GUIDE
A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER
Published Every Saturday at 2418-20 Grant St
PHONE WEbster 1517
Entered as Second Class Matter Maich 15, 1927, at
the Post Office at Omaha, Nebraska, under Act of
Congress of March 3, 1879.
H. J. Ford, — — — Pres.
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C. C. Galloway, — Publisher and Acting Editor
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NATION TO CELEBRATE THE
150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE
BILL OF RIGHTS
December 15th, 1941, will mark
the 150th anniversary of the adoption
of the first Ten Amendments to the
Constitution, commonly called the
BILL OF RIGHTS.
In these amendments are to be
found the guarantees of indivdual lib
erty, including FREEDOM OF RELI
GION; FREEDOM OF THE PRESS
AND FREEDOM OF SPECH. At the
time they were adopted they did not in
clude all the men and women of the
country; the “PEOPLE OF COLOR”
and Colored Chattel Slaves, were ex
cluded. Years afterward they were to
be included at the cost of a million in
human lives and a billion in treasure.
Now, all of us may and must join
in celebrating the 150th anniversary
of “THE BILL OF RIGHTS” which
means more todajy than it has ever
The Colored People of the coun
try, like their fellow countrymen of
other races, have taken liberty for
granted. It can no longer be taken for
granted anywhere in the world today.
Therefore, let the Colored People
of the NATION organize celebrations
in every town and city in the United
States where they reside, parade the
streets; assemble in halls and churches
and hear addresses oii the “BILL OF
RIGHTS”, what they have meant and
mean to Negroes and mankind. Let
us do this not only because it is right
we should, but for the greater reason
that we have given more in proportion
to our numbers to make LIBERTY A
LIVING THING here in America than
any other racial group, while at the
same time receiving the least from it.
But the principle must not die,
and if it is kept alive, we shall yet
know, its benefits and share its bless
ings. And by holding this torch aloft
we shall serve not only ourselves, but
The time to begin is now, the
Distinguished men and women of
the NATION are backing the celebra
tion under the auspices of the COUN
CIL AGAINST INTOLERANCE IN
HOW SAFE AN AUTO DRIVER
Every driver in Omaha will be
given the opportunity to get the an
swer to that important question at the
courthouse any day except Sunday dur
ing the two weeks, October 6-18.
Through arrangements made by
Ralph H. Campbell Insurance Agency,
the elaborate safe driving tests feat
ured by Aetna Insurance Company at
the New York World Fair, will be op
erated in the courthouse rotunda un
der the joint auspices of the Omaha
Safety Council, Omaha Police Depart
ment, Nebraska Safety Patrol and the
Everyone is invited to take these
tests without charge. Each person
will be given his own score, and no rec
ord will be kept of them.
The first test, on the Glarometer,
judges the driver’s reaction to head
light glare. It reveals how much light
he needs to identify objects against
glare of an oncoming car.
The second test, on the Reacto
meter, measures his reaction time in
applying the brakes in an emergency.
Average reaction time is one half to
five-eighths of a second.
The Steerometer test shows how
accurately the driver steers his car.
Seated at a regulation steering wheel,
he attempts to steer in line with a zig
zagging dot on a screen ahead.
The Periometer test measures
the driver’s width of vision while driv
ing with eyes focused straight ahead.
A score below 60 degrees indicates,
“tunntel vision”, in which the field of
vision is restricted to a narrow angle.
NATIVE OMAHA GIRL MAKES
» Elsewhere in this issue is the
story of the appointment to a position
of honor and emolument and service
of one of our native Omaha girls.
The position of YWCA secretary
at Mineral Wells, Texas under the USO
tq which she was recently appointed
came to her as a result of merit. She
took the advice of her parents and pre
pared herself to meet opportunity
when it came. When it came she had
her College degree and was ready to
met “the fickle lady” -
Mrs. Elliott is a fine example of
the “WILL TO GET AHEAD”. She
remembered the oft repeated saying of
a benefactor of mankind: I will pre
pare, and some dajy my change will
We earnestly hope that the ex
ample of Frances Gordon Elliott will
not be lost upon the youth here.
‘PREPARE AND SOME DAY
YOUR CHANCE WILL COME”.
THE TERRORISM OF HITLER
Hitler has inaugurated a reign of
terror in the countries he has conquer
ed. In France, Holland, Belgium, Nor
way, Yugo-Slavia, Greece, and Czcho
Slovakia, “HEADS ARE FALLING”.
This may lead to wholesale executions
and murder of all the inhabitants, a
practice sometimes followed by con
querors before the beginning of the
Christian Era. And since Hitler does
not recognize Christianity as other
peoples know it, he may conclude to rid
the world of its believers.
The only reason he might hesitate
would be because such a course would
interfere with production of needed
supplies of every kind. But in his mad
ness he may proceed to the extremity
But while we condemn Germany,
history shows that other nations “have
blood on their hands”; Great Britain
France, Holland, Italy and America.
Because of these things, is Ger
many an avenger?
ALDERMAN DICKERSON OF
• CHICAGO VISITS OMAHA
Alderman Earl Dickerson was
the principal speaker at an anti-Hitler
rally at Zion Baptist Church. He re
peated what the Guide has been saying
for many months, “we must get rid of
the HITLERS right here at home”, in
order to achieve NATIONAL UNITY
and defeat Hitler of Germany.
He was a bit offside on his his
tory of the Negro in government ser
vice. Prior to the Wilson administra
tion there had been no segregation in
the government departments at Wash
ington. The recent statements made
by President Roosevelt against depart
ment segregation were designed to cor
rect an evil his democratic predecessor
had instigated and developed. To be
sure, Republican presidents Harding,
Coolidge and Hoover lacked the cour
age President Roosevelt has shown,
They said nothing and did nothing a
THE DESTROYED? RUSSIAN
The German High Command and
Dr. Goebbels, their propaganda minis
ter, according to the statements they
have made, have destroyed, in killed,
wounded and captured, about 26 mil
lion Russian soldiers, and the air fleet
several times. Russia had but 16,500
soldiers when the war began.
It is beginning to appear that the
dead and captured armies repeatedly
come to life and continue the fight a
gainst the German army. All of which
indicates that somebody is telling “tall
COWS AND MEN
Udder ointment is used for cleans
ing the udders of cows. Recently,
however, at one of the Douglas county
establishments, according to the
World-Herald, it is now being used on
persons. That is different, even if it
is not new. It seems that the County
bought and paid for udder ointment at
Clearview Home, where there are no
cows, hence the explanation as to its
GET THE NEGRO SOLDIERS OUT
OF THE SOUTH
The Negro soldiers should be re
moved from the south. They cannot
be made safe there, unless the Admin
istration at Washington wishes them
to be safe. It appears that it does not
and their movement is in order.
U. S. SENATE INVESTIGATES
The United States Senate has
been conducting an investigation of the
MOVIES for the past several weeks,
because it was charged they were show
ing pictures calculated to get the Unit
ed States into the 2nd World War. A
number of senators complain that the
movies show up the bad things the
Nazis do, but fail to show the bad
things the anti-Nazis do.
The complaints relate to things
being done in Europe. The Senators
who champion the Nazi cause and de
nounce England and the “American
War Mongers”, are silent on the abus
es heaped upon American Negroes.
And the pro-British Senators are not
one bit better in this respect.
It is that way. When Thomas
Jefferson was President of the United
States in the very early part of the
1800s the Armenians were inflicting
many wrongs upon the Greeks. A'n
old friend of Jefferson’s said to him: I
do so pity the poor Greeks”. And Jef
ferson, looking out upon his hundreds
of Negro slaves observed: We have
Greeks at our own door.”
Will the United Senators please
On the 21st of September, 1941,
there began, under government aus
pices, an educational radio program
designed to acquaint the American
People with the Colored People of Am
According to announcements
sent out from Washington, D. C., pro
grams will be presented monthly sett
ing forth the work done by Colored
Persons in the field of Music, Theatre,
Exploration, Invention, Science, In
dustry, Education, Sports and Military
Service and other activities in Ameri
Colored People as well as white
people should listen to the broadcasts.
Too few of them know the history of
the darker races here and elsewhere.
And our white fellow countrymen are
illy informed. All this will help to
save; rather make for democracy, here
The National Catholic Commun
ity Service announces the opening of
five recreational centers under USO.
for Colored mn in the military service
of the United States. Five additional
clubs are to be opened in the near fu
ture. All directors of these facilities
are trained colored men and women.
During the First World War, The
Knights of Columbus rendered a sim
ilar service for all soldiers. Their
work in France was especially note
worthy. We have every reason to be
lieve it will be equally so in the pres
ent “NATIONAL EMERGENCY”.
MR. WILLIAM PICKENS,
Mr. William Pickens, who served
for many years as the Field Secretary
of the National Association for the Ad
vancement of Colored People, is now
engaged in selling National Defense
Bonds, and along with them. National
Defense. With his rare acquis tive
and explc ive powers he is, perhaps,
the MASTER SALESMAN OF HlS
GENERA aiON. Complementing the
work of Dr. W. E, B. DuBois, Mr.
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Pickens did much to sell the NAACP
tc America and the world and to make
it respected by all informed men and
Now heading the U. S. Treasury
Savings Staff set up to sell savings
stamps and savings bonds to the Ne
groes of the country, he is rendering
incomparable National Service.
He knows what it is “ALL A
PAROLE FOR DRAFT LAW
Fifty-six youths who were sent
to prison for violation of the Selective
Service System have been paroled,
leaving only four of the sixty impris
oned still in confinement.
Perhaps, the Department of Jus
tice felt that the youths fell afoul of
the law more through ignorance than a
willful intent to evade military duty.
At any rate, the wise course seems to
have been followed.
THE WAR MATERIALS
If we are really in earnest pro
ducing war materials, let the manu
facturer make a profit and pay the
workers high wages. The present prac
tice and suggested practice of limiting
profits and wages, will lead to failure
of the whole war effort.
Workers will spend if they earn.
And thus the whole cycle will become
If you are charged with that
something you call “philandering”
with the third angle of the triangle”
and you don’t know what to say, keep
silent. Will the police “morals” squad
leaders please take notice.
Dark Laughter .... bt ol harrington
“That Eelevator Boy looks just like
Major Bootsie, the Officer we met last
nite who said he was in the air corp”.
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