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TROOP 79 OF THE BOY SCOUTS
JOINS SALVAGE CAMPAIGN
Boy Scout Troop No. 79 directed
by Scoutmaster T. P. MahamnUtt
and Committeeman Preston Hieron
ymous and Willis Gray, has entered
upon the “Salvage Campaign" in
The boys are collecting old pap
ers, magazines, tin cans and other
materials. These are sold to the
Salvage Committee for a very reas
onable sum per pound, and each Boy
Scout receives as his own, so much
If the public will assist these boys
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by giving them old papers, magaz- j
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they would otherwise throw away,
the boys can earn enough money to
pay their Camp Expenses this year.
If you have any such material,
please call WE. 4129 and The Boys
will call and pick it up.
It is a part of the WAR EFFORT
and by helping the boys you aid the
WITNESSES ADMIT ONLY RI I.E
FOR VOTING IN TEXAS DEMO
CRATIC PRIMARY IS TO BE
(Continued from Daee 1)
at the trial of the famed Texas
‘‘white primary” case Saturday, Apr.
25. These admissions and other
testimony at the trial, along with
the statutes of Texas, led to predic
tions among authorities in constitu
tional law that Negroes in Texas
will soon have the right to vote.
One of the election judges being
sued by Dr. Lonnie E. Smith of this
city, for refusing him a ballot in the
Democratic primary, July, 1940, ad
mitted a white prospective voter
was never questioned about what
party he belonged to. As a matter
of fact, he revealed, white Demo
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You can help us conserve rubber on our service
trucks by making requests ior all types oi service
48 hours in advance of need. The critical rubber
shortage due to the war has made it necessary
ior your gas and water departments to ask your
co-operation in reducing our truck mileage to an
Since May 1st all calls for gas or
water service received up to noon
each day are being handled some
time the following day. Calls re
ceived after noon are being taken
care of the second day following.
The new practice, requested and approved by the
tire rationing board, covers all types of gas and
water service calls: (1) Service and appliance ad
justments; (2) "Turn off" orders for gas and water;
(3) "Turn on" orders for gas and water.
By grouping service calls in different parts of the
city, we can, with the help of our customers, cut
tire use considerably. In the great majority of
Instances the delay in answering service calls
should cause no great inconvenience.
This new service schedule was effected at the
request of the tire rationing board, which has or
dered that rubber be conserved in every possible
way. We understand from the rationing board that
the supply of rubber even for the most essential
uses w 1 be far below requirements, and that unless
the most rigid curtailments are put into effect now,
serious interruption of essential services will come
By these changes in service practices, the district
hopes to be able to maintain actual essential service
calls for gas and water users under the difficult
conditions of the future.
crats, Socialists, Communists and
Independents could vote in the De
mocratic primary so long as they
were white. No Negroes, regardless
of their qualifications, were allowed
Dr. Smith’s suit against E. S.
Allwright and James J. Luizza, el
ection Judges, was filed here Novem
ber 15, 1941. The defendants have
claimed that the Democratic prim
ary elections in Texas were party
elections and therefore not subject
to federal or state control.
Thurgood Marshall, NAACP spec
ial cunsel, who has Just returned to
New York from Houston, said that
testimony brought out that the De
mocratic party here has but few
characteristics of a closed organiz
ation. It has no constitution, no
by-laws, no rules, save statutes of
Texas, no membership rolls, and no
method for becoming a member, ex
cept by considering oneself one.
Butcher and Germany also stated
that Democratic party elections
were run in accordance with the
statutes of Texas.
Mr. Marshall, counsel for Dr.
Smith, point ed out in his argument
before the court that under the facts
and law, this case is almost identic
al with that of U. S. vs. Classic, in
which the U. S. Supreme Court held
that the primary election in Louis
iana was an integral part of the el
ection machinery of the state and
therefore subject to federal control.
Mr. Marshall was assisted by At
torney W. J. Durham of Sherman,
The NAACP attorney submitted
briefs in which were included tabl
es giving the results of elections in
Texas from 1859 to 1940, showing
that with two minor exceptions, De
mocratic candidates for public of
fice had always been elected in the
state- Other tables showed the sim
ilarity between election statutes of
Louisiana and those of Texas and
between the primary election laws
and the general election laws of
After argument Judge T. M. Ken
nerly of the TJ. S. district court took
the case under advisement.
NAACP WANTS NEGROES
ON RATIONING BOARDS
New York... .Negroes should be
placed on local rationing boards,
and should be considered for em
ployment as paid executive secre
taries of the boards, the NAA<7P
suggested to Leon Henderson ad
ministrator of the Office of Price
Administration in a letter May 1.
The NAACP said that it under
stands the rationing system will
provide for local boards of three or
fjve persons from each 25.000 pop
ulation, members of which will
serve without pay. To these the
NAACP urged the appointment of
Negroes, “perhaps in proportion to
population ratio in various comm
The NAACP also said that it has
learned that the plan is for each
board to have a paid executive sec
retary. It urged that Negroes be
considered for these positions and
mentioned the precedent set by the
Selective Service Act.
Hnderson was also told that freez
ing prices at March levels in cer
tain sections of communities where
prices are very high would work
hardships on colored Americans and
other disadvantaged groups by forc
ing them to carry a heavier burden
due to lower average income, discrim
ination in employment and the nec
essity of paying the same tax os
others more advantaged,
RULE THAT NEGRO MUST BE 87
MAY BE CHANGED IN
Columbia, S. C.—After all the
names of Negroes who had regist
ered to vote in the Democratic pri
mary here were purged from the
lists because of the rule that they
must have voted the Democratic
ticket continuously for 66 years, a
large delegation of aroused citizens,
led by the local NAACP, succeeded
in getting the city board of elect
ions to ask the convention of the
state Democratic committee to con
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aider changing the rule.
The state committee will meet
month. Should it change the rule,
it will be a major victory in colored
citizens’ fight for full democracy,
the NAACP said.
Negroes were allowed to register
for the primary election here, but
according to James M. Hinton, chair
man of the NAACP executive com
mittee, it was an empty gesture,
since under the ruling of the Demo
cratic party, a Negro must be at
least 87 years old to vote.
Appearing before the board of e
lectlons, April 22, the delegation
crowded the court room of the coun
ty courthouse where its spkesman
Dr. R. W. Mance, read a statement
which called on the Democratic
party of South Carolina to “meet the
challenge of the times” and allow
Negroes in the state to vote.
Mr. Hinton said that Negroes
burst into applause and whites were
astounded when R. Herbert Beverly
outstanding white attorney, speak
ing as an interested citizen, declar
ed that the board should ask the
state Democratic committee to re
vise its rules and put in clauses cl
lowing Negroes to vote because, “to
deny the Negro the right to vote is
denying him suffrage and is th are
DEAL CLOSED ON LOCATION
OF WASHINGTON BUREAU
New York—The NAACP announc
ed Friday, May 1, that a deal has
been closed with the landlord for an
office for the Association’s Wash
ington bureau at 100 Massachusetts
The new office is near the inter
section of Massachusetts and New
Jersey avenues, close to car lines on
both avenues: two blocks from the
Union station; close to the Capitol,
the United States supreme court;
House and Senate office buildings
and other government agencies.
The date for the formal opening
will be announced as soon as neces
sary renovations have been complet
ed, the NAACP said. The establish
ment of the Washington Bureau
marks an extension of the machin
ery for the NAACP’s service to Ne
gro America and will increase its ef
fectiveness as guardian of the citiz
enship rights of Negroes, officials
DETROIT CITIZENS PRAISED
IN SOJOURNER TRUTH
New York, N. Y.—Although many
forces were at work to secure Negro
occupancy of the Sojourner Truth
Housing project in Detroit, which
began April 29, chief congratulat
ions should go to the Sojourner
Truth Citizens’ Committet, it was
asserted today by the NAACP.
In a telegram of congratulations
to Reverend Charles Hil, chairman
of the Citizens’ Committee, the NA
‘National Association for the Ad
vanctment of Colored People sends
heartiest congratulations t you and
every member and supporter of the
Citizenh’ Committee on the final
victory in the long battle for the oc
cupancy of the Sojourner Truth
projec. Many forces were at work,
but without the united and persist
ent efforts of the citizens of Detroit
through your committee, we doubt
that we would have won.”
NAACP CONFERENCE CROWDS
HELD TO 5,000 BY ARMY
Los Angeles, Calif.—Regulations
of the Army high command on the
Pacific coast will limit the size of
the crowds at the NAACP annual
conference, which meets here in
July, to 5,000 persons. General Do
Witt has ordered all indoor meetings
held to this size.
The NAACP conference, which has
not met on the Pacific coast since
1928, is expected to draw large
crowds to some of the mass meet
ings where nationally known speak
ers will be on the program. One
such meeting will be held Friday
night, July 17, when A. Philip
Randolph formally receives the 27th
Spingarn medal. The final mass
meeting Sunday afternoon, July 19
will be held in the famous Shrine
Delegates from the East are ex
pected to come to the conference on
a special train leaving St. Louis, Mo.
Friday afternoon, July 10. Vaca
tioners and visitors to California,
who plan to leave about that time,
are invited to make reservations on
the train. Further information can
be secured by writing to the nation
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A MESSAGE TO
(continued from page 1)
ited Arkansas and Texas.
I’ve been talking with a lot of
your readers, C. C. as you suggest
ed that I do, and many have come
up with some useful suggestions.
Mrs. Laura Moore, 2858 Burdette
Street, would like to see the GUIDE
built up to compete with the large
national racial weeklies.
Mrs. Lottie Keys, 2516 Burdette
Street, really has a useful and prac
tical suggestion. In these times of
economic stress she thinks a lot of
valuable household hints could be
provided readers and believes that
other readers could contribute the
rtsults of their experiments, etc. Do
you suppose other readers would
take the trouble to do so, C. C?
I can’t begin to remember all the
comments of those I have already
contacted but as I write this rambl
ing mesage to you, C. C. and as I
think of the many incidents I’ll .iot
Met a Mrs. Elmer Gant, 2220 Wil
lis Avenue, and discovered that for
several years she lived in Michigan
—Flint, I believe.
Every time I pick up a Defender,
Call, or Courier, to read, I see “Rag
land Bros.” stamped at the top.
Well, I met the father of the bro
thers. He Is W. G. Ragland, 2204
Seward Plaza. He says that the
family has been local distributors of
national papers for eighteen years.
Right now though he Is patiently
counting the days until the close of
school as he is then expecting his
daughter, Elece Naomi Ragland to
return home from Pasadena, Calif
ornia, where she is now attending
This reminds me that I also met
Mrs. Harry Leland, 2824 No. 26th
Street, also in the newspaper game.
I’ve seen the Leland jottings in the
Call for years.
Did you know that Mr. and Mrs.
George Selby, 2519 Blondo Street,
have been in Illinois for several
months? Mr. Selby is attending an
Arsenal School “somewhere in Illin
John Pinn, of Forth Worth, Tex
as/is now making his home with
his daughter Mrs. Marie Parker,
2825 No. 24th Street. Mr. Pinn’s
health has been failing for several
years but expects to rapidly im
prove under the tender care of his
Mrs. Nellie George, 2423 Seward
Street, who broke her arm while at
Fort Crook, some weeks ago, is
Caught Mrs. Bailey Sims, 2827
Seward Street, while busily engag
ed in making an attractive rock
garden around her hill-top resid
How do they keep a double gen
eral out of the war? Met a young
chap with the military-sounding
name of Foch Pershing Allen. Be
lieve he said he was an advertising
man. He introduced me to a Al
bert Andrews of the National lo
Heard a good one on you, C. C.
It seems that for a year or more Dr.
Price Terrell, 2501 1-2 No. 24th
Street, has been suggesting the need
of a minor operation on your eye
but you always shied away. The
way I heard it he got you in his of
fice the other night, applied some
novacane and before you knew it
the operation was over. Who was
it that said, “There’s no fear like
Your sociable and petite office
secretary, Miss Bernice Gray, 2210
No. 27th Avenue, is responsible fcr
my contact with the Morning Star
Through her recommendation I
went around to the home of Mrs.
Eva Johnson, 2110 Ohio Street, to
partake in the special barbeque of
fered the public, Saturday, by the
Sa(nior Choir of the Morning* Star
Church. The barbeque must have
been a huge success for when I ar
rived it was all gone. Better luck
next time, I hope.
But Sunday morning I did attend
the services at the Morning Star
Baptist Church, 2608 Franklin
Street. C. C. did you know that
your office secretary is quite a solo
ist? I arrived in church just ill
time to hear Miss Gray sing. The
pastor, Rev. L. W. Anderhon, cer
tainly appears sincere and courag
eous. He rendered a sermon—"Hon
esty with God”—that deserved a
much better attendance. I would
like to hear Rev. Anderson give that
same sermon in one of the large
churches of the country—Bethesda,
of Chicago, for instance; Abyssinia,
of New York; Temple, of Philadel
phia; Bethel, of Atlanta, or any of
the real large churches, and then
would like to have a special seat in
the gallery somewhere so that I
could see the members fidgeting and
squirming as the truth of Rev. An
derson's words would be brought
home to them.
Mrs. Leola Jones, 2866 Grant
Street, representing the Tri-Club
Council, and the Quack Club of the
Y. W. C. A. with a delegation com
prised of Mrs. Anita Blackburn, Exe
ctive Secretary, Y. W. C. A. Mrs.
Roberta McCloud, president of the
Trojan Club. Mrs. Altha Vann,
chairman of the committee of man
agement, Y. W. C. A. and Miss Jean
Wright, girl reserve secretary, Y.
W. C. A. are attending the Central
Regional Conference, at the Hotel
Sherman, Chicago, the 8th, 9th and
10th of May.
C. C. just what constitutes news?
1 asked Mrs. Geraldine Melford,
2810 No. 30th Street, if she had any
news. She said she had no news
for she has been entirely too busy
to have, attend, or otherwise part
icipate in socials, visits, etc., as she
had just recently had a baby. Now
C. C. I ask you what would be news
if having a baby isn’t news? Tile
baby boy, Ryland Eugene Melford,
the second, is doing nicely. He’3 al
most a month old now though. Mrs.
Melford is a girl reserve advisor at
the Y. W. C. A.
I asked another lady, Mrs. L. El
▼erta Smith, 2736 Parker Street, al
most the same question. She said
she had no news only a babv boy
was just born to Mrs. John Frazier, 1
of the same address, her daughter,
and that her twenty-year old boy,
Erias Billy Smith, who is nov:
working at the Oakland, California,
shipyards just married an Oakland
I saw a great big house at the top
of the hill, 2811 Caldwell Street, and
upon inquiry learned that Mrs. Ev
elina Coburn conduncts a conval
escent home there. She has thir
teen patients, seven children, and
six adults, ranging in age from five
years to ninety-seven years. New
there’s something—a ninety-seven
year old person. Wonder if any of
your readers are older than that C.
C. C. here’s one for the book.
Mrs. John Voner, 2537 Binney Street
phoned up and wanted some on-; to
call around there and collect some
money she owed. How many sub
scribers do that C. C?
I find a lot of the younger set get
quite a kick out of the column in I
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Streets.” Remember. C. C. some
months ago. in one of my letters, I
said I thought the title of that col
umn was a horrid one? Well, I
hadn’t been in Omaha when I made
that remark. That title would he
horrid in any city except Omaha.
In nearly every other city that I
have been in the political powers
that control the colored districts
have used their power to foster and
guarantee political and police pro
tection for nearly every form of
racket that you can think of. Un
der such a system you can readily
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