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KEEP UM DANCIN’
Everyine that is low on funds had
better start early—cut out going to
amuzin’ places an start puttin those
lines away for the eighteenth
Cause Father Earl Hines and his
famous ork is booked to be here.
Speakin’ of music—James Mosely
WE CARRY FUEL LINE BEST
WHISKEY, WINE and BEER
—GIVE US A TRIAL—
“Service with a Smile’’
1616 North 24th Street
is now passing most of his unnec
essary time away at the "Chez Par
ee”—Not lofin’ but blowing the horn
And since the las’ time you seen
his name appear in this column,
some promoting changes has been
made —Sargent Delvin Gray with
three stripes on his arm, is back on
furlough. We know the crowd will
send him back with a "coming out
Gazin’ at the gates along the beat
we spotted Dewane Williams who re
cently returned from Chicago.
When you spot him note how
handsum he’s getting to be. (?)
Sunday All Day for a whole day,
Francis Bell, who was dressed in
red accessories, looking fine, sported
with a soldier, he wasn’t hard to
look at either.
Don’t be alarmed! we wasun’t—
The much expected thing happened
—Snook Deen and a carload of studs
did it—smashed up on the thirtieth
and Chicken Hut street.
Orchids to the ones in the horse
pittle and roses to the ones along
the stroll wearing white bandages
to be distinguished.
The private booth drug partie in
the Grant street Pharmacy Sunday
afternoon was a complete success.
The whole setup was arranged bj
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Freedom of RELIGION
(One of the Essentials of a Democracy)
★ In America, Faith has no limits.
America believes in and hallows the
religions of the world.
To Americans, the right to worship as
they choose is as fundamental as the
right to own their own property, or to
choose their own life’s work. But to our
enemies, America’s way is intolerable.
The very precepts upon which our
American life is built are the things they
seek to destroy.
Faith and courage . . . initiative and
honest sweat ... a passion for liberty
and justice and equal rights for free
men—those are the seeds from which
the American way of life has sprung.
Today, America’s Faith is undaunted.
The light of freedom burns indelibly in
the.hearts of free American men, fight
ing today until Victory!
NEBRASKA POWER COMPANY
Mr. James McAllister Jr.
Forgott en—Things in the past—
Mr. Henry Lock—that’s all she has
of Lock—Remembrances. Now she
is seen with TRAVIS Singo—No one
but cute little Guess who (?)
At first it might have been friend
ship but now we are quizzed. Do
Mary Yancey go with Duffy?
Duffy could make a record if he
would forget about acting simple.
He has all the qualifications.
Are we seeing double or nothing.
Seemingly Edith Sostrol is wearing
his hat and Charlote Hayes, his jac
ket—who will be wearing your shirt
ALL THIS AND HEAVEN TOO!
That’s too much; but Eloise Fram
pton really has it—she now goes
with one of Omaha’s best dressed—
personalities, dancer and hep cat
"Slick’* better known as Slayfield.
For some unknown reason they are
not seen in North Omaha much.
Marice Simpson was spotted in a
cab—Armied down in his dress army
outfit. Could he have been, going
way to South Omaha in a cab? The
fare is a George Washington face
when you hit the bridge!
RIPLEY, BELIEVE IT OR NOT
Hat, where is the man?
Have you by any chance seen the
boy the hat is wearing—sounds silly
but it’s true—the big wide brown
cowboy style hat is wearing Othar
Russell. It’s very fine.
We overheard a catt speeling. I
never did get into the place that
closed the other week. Every time
I would save enough lines for a
bottle of pop— a dance would come
up and that took my bottle of pop
mney. Ah had to go where it was
a buffalo, (sigh)!
Relax! Maxine Nicholas has tak
en off those spike heels and is now
down to Earth again in sporties. We
feel much better—there’s not the
feeling she might fall down the steps
at school in those cute flatties.
George Station was heard woofin
about—Sharon Edmondson—at the
same time she was in the show with
Novis Preston. It’s getting breesry
we’d better sh-sh-sh be quiet.
Why would Mutt want to speak
about a name like Roosevelt the way
he does. Why he actually called a
chic down when she passed a group
of cats, (by menshuning that name)
Watch that stuff!
Is Leroy Johnson giving Margar
et Yancey the Gladeye? Must be
from the way she acted toward
Rumors last rumored was that
Evelyn Morrow is married to the
fine out of town cat—The Lick!
Gloria Mondya and Edgar Alford
have gotten to be good friends like
they used to be.
Jonie Robbins and Edward Mor
row make a very fine couple.
Jack Hoard has two dates to take
to the dance already. Which one
will he take? I wouldn’t plan if I
were either altho he said he’d see
that they both get there. P. S. -
- Last Friday three romantical rail
road cats came acruzzing up to Tech
and collected a group of very fine
chics. The two that had to leave
regretted the minute.
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Two hep chics interviewed Mr.
and Mrs. Davis of the new Green
He is really puting Omaha on to
the Eastern jive.
Before closin’ we do want to mena
shun the studds from Sioux City,
Iowa. Very fine—one shorty was |
the good looking brother of a prom- ]
lnent chic. (M. J.)
THAT’S ALL this week, your—
(BY H. W. SMITH)
We talked with the race horse
head waiter of the Paxton Hotel
May 2 and he had the winner picked
on the Kentucky derby running as
his knowledge is always out in front
on the events of this kind and also
his crew of waiters are tops on mod
We contacted Mr. Earl Jones of
the Omaha Club on Sunday May 3,
at one of the northslde business
houses and he was entertaining one
of his good friends Mr. Althouse an
of course he also makes this writer
welcome and we enjoyed a real fel
lowship as all of the waiters are a
fine gentlemanly bunch at all times,
and we take pleasure in giving them
a big hand.
The railroad boys are all ready for
the heavy spring travel traffic and
will always take pleasure in help
ing the passengers to feel at home
on their journey.. Mr. Philips, Mr.
Artison, Mr. Linwod aHll, Mr. Lu
ther Johnson, Mr. Rodney Williams
Mr. Harry Swain, Mr. Felix Metoy
er and Mr. Richard McCain, Mr. Me
Alister are a few of the boys.
We are all very glad to see Mr.
Jess Hardin in his office again and
we also welcome Mr. Banks to our
city again and also the two very
wide awake salesmen at the H .% M
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The boys at the White Horse Inn
downtown are in the running as al
ways. Mr. Branch, Mr. Dave Russ
Mr. Isaiah Jones and we notice Mr.
Louis White with his N. T. riding
costumed tailored on north 24th str.
Did you read the Omaha Guide
last Saturday. If not, why not?—
One years’ subscription will bring it
to you and the paper will have all
the news. Now come on in, the wa
The Omaha Athletic Club is at
the top on modern service.
Also the Fontenelle boys are go
The Cottonwood room at the good
old Blackstone hotel continues out
The NAACP is very much in need
of your membershiv. Now take out
a membership and ask all of your
friends and acquaintances to do al
so. And it will help to make the
Join the 4C Club and take ont
a share or two in the Credit Union.
ARE YOU a union waiter?
The summer clubs will open soon
and the waiters will enjoy the cool
breezes off the green grass and the
trees and the beautiful swaying
Mr. Harold Lewis of 216 East 4th
Street, Horton, Kansas, would like
to hear from Mrs. Georgia Jacobs,
who he met in Omaha somteime ago.
(Continued from page 1)
upon other peoples and lands.
The NAACP proudly claims to be
the most patriotic organization in
America. It insists, also, that it
has done more to vindicate the UN
ITED STATES Constitution and
Laws in the field of CIVIL Liberty
than any organization in the lan 3.
JOIN THIS SPLENDID COMP
ANY OF HEROIC SOULS.
IT IS THE FRIEND AND RE
FUGE OF THE HUMBLE.
ALL INDIA CONGRESS PARTY
ADHERES TO NON-VIOLENCE
Last week the Working Commit
tee of the All India Congress Party
announced its adherence to the pol
icy of Non-Violence and Resistance
by Non-Cooperation. This method
of resistance to Great Britain is a
part of the Ghandi plan. It has
worked very well against the Brit
ish Empire. How it will work a
gainst bloodthirsty Japanese, no one
For reasons far beyond explana
tions given thus far, the non-white
races of the Orient have shown their
preference for the Japanese instead
of the Dutch ahd British. Indeed,
the only explanation of Japanese
successes thus far in the war of the
by George Edwards
In my last orticle I made refer
ence to the Girls’ Home Defense
Club located at 2919 Q Street.
This club organized for the pur
pose of securing jobs in industries
that in the past have denied em
ployment to the women of our race
It was du© mainly to the efforts of
this organization that Armour and
Swift locals passed resolutions ask
ing that the management change its
policy in regard to hiring Negro
So it is very plain that the real
driving force behind this movement
to hire our women came from a
woman’s organization. Here we pee
our women looking into the futui’e,
recognizing that they can play an
Important role in this great strug
gle of ours.
But somehow I feel as though not
enough Importance has been attach
ed to this militant group of women.
I feel that every Negro woman in
the city should become a member
of this organization, for as our wo
men become interested in our econ
omic welfare, we will see much more
action from our men. By this I
mean that many members of our
race are in unions or are working
in places where they could become
members, and are not. And I’m cer
tain that when our women become
interested in this movement they
will see to it that those men who
are already members not only at
tend their meetings but will take an
active part in them; and those who
are not already members will join,
Those of us who see the dire need
for organizing should give this wom
en’s club a great hand for what
they hare already accomplished and
do everything we can to help them
in their future work. A similar club
could be set up on the North side if
necessary, and the work of the two
could be coordinated in such a man
ner that it would function as one
Our men are rapidly being taken
away either for war or war Indus
tries. And since it Is Important
that we carry on a war on two
fronts, who could carry on a more
militant war on our home front than
So brothers let’s swig behind the
Girls’ Home Defense Club and its
program, for without a question,
with our support, it will develop
rapidly now and will cary on our
struggles while we are fighting our
With these women organized, I’m
sure we will get some real action
from their husbands.
So I say, Hats off to these women,
and let’s go!
Orient lies in this preference. All
of which makes us wonder, if India
too, has not decided to cast her lot
with Japan and create an Asia for
We do not believe this to be best
for mankind. We would like to see
a world in which all men could be
treo to work out their destinies un
der the forms of law which are
made by their collective assent. And
all this, without regard to race, or
color, or creed. We would like to
see a world in which men of all
races and colors and creeds could
travel o’er the earth as men and
meet other men as men.
After this World War is over, we
should strive to rebuild a civilizat
ion based up “THE RIGHTS OF
MAN”; Broad enough to embrace all
men. We would like to see a pre
dominant philosophy in the woild
which would raise all men to the
higher levels of life and living, long
ago dreamed of and heralded by
such ancient prophets and lawgiv
ers as Hammurabi and Askia The
Great and his GREAT Ancestors of
the Soudan and other leaders and
statesmen of a less andient day.
In this galaxy would be the India
of today, the India which was great
before the Greeks knew Greatness
and the Romans knew their harsh,
laws and an even harsher sword.
I this company, too, would be
China, which in her infancy had
known and see some of the ancient
glory of The Old African Soudan
and Egypt of a later time and might
In a world now dominated by
FORCE And MURDER, the pro
nouncement of the Working Comm
ittee of the All India Congress
Party seems foolish. But they may
answer quite truly that violence in
the form of war has not gained any
thing of lasting good for mankind.
THE OLDSTERS HAVE
On April 27th, 1942, the oldsters
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registered. That is, the men bet
ween the ages 44 and 65. Many
questiins were asked the registrant.
And when it was all done, he was
given a card on which was noted
Nationality or Race. It runs:
No. 1. White.
No. 2. Negro.
No. 3. Oriental.
No. 5. Phillipino.
The word American did not ap
pear, the one word which • would
have signified UNIFIED NATION
ALITY. At any rate, the Negro has
been moved up from last place to
number 2 place, even if all the oth
ers are freely integrated into our
schools and armed services, while
the Negro is kept A RACE APART.
Would it not be a fine thirg for
tl,o Presjdeht of the United States
to issue a Proclamation dec'\r'ng
that henceforth every citizen shall
be designated as an American, ihai.
if, thereafter, an oxclanatory word
should be needed it could be suppl
ied. LET US HAVE NATIONAL
UNITY and forget forever the terms
ad hates and prejudices that div
THE CITY ELECTION
Tuesday, May 12th, an election
will be held. Sven City Commiss
ioners are to be elected. Fireinc-n,
and Policemen, are asking every
Negro man and woman to vote to
increase his pay $40.00 per month,
from $140.00 per month to $180.00
per month. We are not going to
tell you how to vote on this issue,
because, if you have sense enough
to vote at all you already know how.
There is another proposal to give
each policeman and Fireman a pen
sion of $70.00 per month after lie
shall have served 25 years on the
force and attained the age of 55
years. To this pension each man
must contribute. In addition to this
his widow and children will receive
a pension at his death, if the child
ren are under eighteen years of age.
In any event, the widow will rec
eive a pension. HOW WOULD
THAT SUIT YOU?
Please vote May 12th, every SON
and DAUGHTER of you. Unless
you do, you miss the only opport
unity you have here in America to
be in fact the equal of every other
citizen. VOTE for your friends and
against your enemies.
NEW ADDITION TO GUIDE
The Omaha Guide has added Mr.
Clifford Mitchell to its staff, lie
comes to us from the Motor City of
Detroit where he had been engaged
in newspaper work for sometime.
For many years he has been the
head of a National News syndicate
and has furnished news stories to
newspapers all over the country, in
cluding them which serve both
white and colored people.
Mr. Mitchell has travelled all ov
er North and Soutn America and
the islands of the West Indies, and
his feature stories have been en
lightening and interesting chronicl
es of these lands and peoples. We
hope Mr. Mitchell’s stay in our
midst will be profitable to the thou
sands of readers served by the Om
aha Guide at this time and to other
thousands soon to be added to our
family of subscribers and advertis
Service is needed now in every
field of human endeavor as never
before in the long, painful struggle
of men from their beginnings.
Welcome, therefore, Mr. Mitchell,
into the family of workers, and ser
vants in the FOURTH ESTATE, in
the "BREAD BASKET” of the Uni
Our task is to build the temple of
LIBERTY until its spires touch
heaven, and no hands must ever de
REAP The GU[DF
The case of Mr. and Mrs. Eldridge
and the NAACP. against Sgt. Jack
Graham of the Omaha Police De
partment was set for hearing be
fore the City Council Friday morn
ing, May 8th at 10 o’clock. On
Tuesday, May 5th, a notice was
made by the attorney for the de
fendant, Jack Graham, to take a de
position of Mr. and Mrs. Irving
Johnson, who are two of the mater
ia witnesses in the case, in Chicago.
At this time the NAACP is attempt
ing to raise funds to send one of our
attorneys to Chicago to cross ex
amine the Johnsons while the de
position is being taken. Any do
nations made to this cause will be
Memberships received recently
are: Edward Wright, W. R. John
son, John Slavik, Rufus Crum, Sgt.
Clinton Lloyd, James Cowans, Hon.
Chas. Southard, L. F. McIntosh, L.
J. Marcotti, E. W. McCowan, Com.
Harry Knudsen, J. S. Snell, ahd Mrs.
J. S. Snell.
Will your name appear here next'
The following is a financial state
ment of all funds donated in the
prosecution of this case:
Receipts from Mass Meetings
March 23 Zion Baptist Church. .. .
April 3 St. John Church 12.04
April 13 Pilgrim Church- .3.77
March 21 Expense for arranging
Eldrldge mass meeting, postage,
March 24 Court Reporter.. 25.00
March 27 Photographer for pic
Legal Stationary .1.00
March 31 Attorneys Fees .. 25.00
April 3 For appeal of case ..27.50
$7.00 for filing bonds. Bondsman
, refused to make a fee so the $20.
50 was credited to account of at
April 4 Stenographer for state
April 16 Court Reporter _36.05
April 16 Attorney fees .50.00
NAACP WRITES AN OPEN
LETTER FROM ITS SECY.
An extension of the service by the
NAACP. to the Negro has just been
put into effect—the establishment
in the national capital of a bureau
to battle seven days a week and as
many hours a day as necessary to
protect the rights of Negroes dur
ing this most crucial period of the
world’s history, two blocks from the
Union Station and close to the cap
itol, the Senate and House office
buildings, the Supreme Court and
other government agencies. A cor
dial invitation is extended to all
friends of the NAACP. to visit us
whenever in Washington.
The NAACP. should have been fin
ancially able to make this step
some years ago. Washington today
is the center of activity not only of
the United States but, in a large
measure, the place where decisions
affecting the future of the entire
world are being made. Long range
work and the holding of mass meet
ings and other demonstrations for
steady pressure on Wahhington are
absolutely essential. But the time,
money and energy put into activ
ities outside of Washington will not
have their maximum effect unless
there is at the national capitol in
telligent, persistent, day-to-day fol
low up work by an agency wh. -h
through the years has earned Iht
respect of those in authority.
The NAACP. has only a very
small part of the minimum cost of
$12,000 a year to pay for the main
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tenanee of this bureau. Since tills
agency can conceivably do much to
wards wiping out segregation and
discrimination in the armed forces,
can put into the pockets of Negroes
millions of dollars in wages in def
ense industries, and can protect the
citizenship rights of 13 million Ne
gries, we ask through the medium
of your columns, generously contri
buted by you, that those who are tar
visioned enough to see the import
ance of a Washington Bureau con
tribute such funds as they can af
ford towards its maintenance.
Cheques and money orders should le
made payable to Mary White Ov
ington, Treasurer, and sent to the
NAACP. at 69 Fifth Avenue, New
WALTER WHITE, Sec’y.
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