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Well, the elections are over, C
had hoped, or anticipated? Not kno
the elections did not excite me in th
topic was well discussed pro and con
The local election remind me of
the elections Just about to be held in
the Bahamas. British West Indies.
You know I get a daily paper from
there, C. C. and they are having a
general election there right now.
There, the candidate Is popular ac
cording to the amount of rum he
disperses. They have a slick way of
advertising in the Bahamas, at el
ection time. They will announce a
meeting in behalf of a certain candi
date and all the natives will attend
knowing that they will hear a few
speeches and then a keg of rum
will be opened. After the keg has
been exhausted they will announce
another meeting at another hall in
another district and the whole as
semblage will trail along to the oth
er hall, all in good spirits, and pick
ing up new recruits as they march
along. That same procedure will be
repeated perhaps three or four tim
es in one night. That’s native life
in the West Indies for you. Very
tew care much about the candidate
lor once he is elected he is almost
unapproachable until next election.
In spite of the elections though,
<C. C. I did mingle among the folks
•during the past week. I picked up
•a lot of gossip, and also a lot of
news. I’ll try and recall some of it
The most personal bit of news
■was received from Mrs. Hallot Bar
nett, 2709 Wirt Street. You know
she was in Minneapolis and St. Paul
recently and while there she met
friends of mine, and friends of some
loved ones of mine, and believe me
it was cheering news just to hear
indirectly from them.
Last Sunday, being Mother's Day,
I attended the special Mother’s Day
program at the Cleaves C. M. E.
Temple, 25th and Decatur Streets,
pastored by the Rev. L. A. Story.
Not only was the discourse topical
but it was quite productive emot
ionally and spiritually. Listening to
the emotional outbursts of others
touched a responsive chord within
me. I thought of my own memor
ies and of the mother I never knew.
(In fact that Mother’s Day poem by
Jean Parker, 3110 Corby Street, i»
the Star, last week, expressed m”
feelings exactly, “To The Mother I
The choir rendered some very ap
propriate and pleasing numbers.
And the choir leader, and soloist,
loked angelic indeed in her white
satin robe. Upon inquiry I learned
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C. Did they come out the way you
wing anything ***■ '^cal set-up
5 least but e^eiy where I went the
TO BE AMONG
TO HOLD DISCOSSIOHS OH “The Negro, Labor and War”
Conference 7o Get Under Way Saturday Morning, May 23, at 10:00 O9 clock
TO BE SCENE OF
The Omaha Labor Institute spon
sored by Brotherhood of Sleeping
Car Porters, Local No. 32, Protect
ive Order f Dining Car Waiters, Lo
cal No. 465, Omaha unit. Hotel and
Restaurant Employees, Local No.
732, Hod Carriers and Building La
borers, Local No. 1140, Omaha Ur
ban League, Omaha Central Labor
Union, Nebraska State Federation
of Labor, in cooperation with the
Workers Education Bureau of Am
erica of the Omaha Municipal Uni
versity, will hold a general confer
ence on Saturday and Sunday May
23 and 24 on the theme: The Negro,
Labor and War at the Municipal
“We are all seeking the achieve
ment of victory. This Institute is
devoted to the study of how best
the Negro can make his contribu
tion with l^abor towards thar vic
tory,” is the keynote of the confer
MAY 23, 1942
10:00—Opening of Conference —
Gordon C. Preble.
Invocation—Reverend E. F. Rid
Message of Welcome—Dr. Roland
Introduction of Spencer Miller Jr.,
Moderator by Roy Brewer.
The Problem: A WORLD AT W 'VP
This Globel War-Spencer Mi her,
Tfce Place o£ the Negro in the
Global War—A. Phlilip Randolph.
2:0*»—Theme: The Negro and Pro
Tlie Negro in the Production Pro
cess Milton Webster.
Collective Bargaining and Produc
tion: Frank Fenton.
Related Problems: Mark Ethridge
France lies prostrate beneath the
spiked boots of her German over
lords. The liberty she has so Ion?
cherished for herself and mankind
everywhere is no longer theirs.
Teir rallying cry w'hich sounded
pure and clear in the throes of the
French Revolution of Liberty, E
quality and Fraternity is no longer
heard aloud. Men and women all
over the world who for many years
have looked upon France as a sym
! boy of FREEDOM, grieve over her
'misfortunes and her miserits.
France was the only great colon
ial power of either the ancient or
modern world which extended to
her colonies and her colonials such
a large measure of freedom and par
ticipation in her government.
The tragedy of France today is
the tragedy of Liberty everywhere.
And we must not stop fighting un
til France is made France again
and stands as the hope of freedom
for all men not yet free.
By casual glance at modern his
tory one sees here the world’s bsst
example man's desire for freedom
for all men. When slavery of hu
man beings was universal, every
slave became free who set foot on
the soil of France. Never was such
freelom denied even to cjark men.
And the silly “color prejudices”
practiced by other peoples had no
place in FREE FRANCE.
Many years ago travellers sought
from Frenchmen the reasons for
this attitude, and they were told:
“We rose from the French Revolu
tion, purged and glorified, washed
clean by the blood of that reform”.
May we dare to hope that the
“world blood bath” of today will do
for the nations of the earth what It
did for France in the long ago.
THE DEFENSE OF DARK
Thus far in the effort to defend
dark peoples has met with failure.
China has defended herself, and if
India is to be defended, Indians
must defend her, just as China has
done and just as Rusia has done for
herself and as Dark Turkey must
do for herself and Dark Africa must
do for herself. There must be no
illusions about it.
A supreme effort will be made to
defend Australia, the land of the
whites from “down under”.
In the discussion of this whole
question, however, it must be re
membered that dark people did not
“set the world on fire’. This was
done by the so-called pure ARYANS
of Germany. In the long ago Dark
leaders did the same thing, and they
died in "the tented field”. And the
same fate will be met by all the Hit
lers, BIG and little.
The mischief they will do before
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Tuesday the election for city eom
m'F3joners was held. A vote was
also had at the same time cn the
propeii-l to increase the pay of fire
men and policemen from $140.00 per
month to $180.00 par month, a 11 to
'ix pensions for >.’emen and pi'ice
nen at $70.0a pci mouth.
The present city commission
wt>e reelec tad.
The increase of salaries for fire*
men and policemen was beaten, hut
the proposal to fix future pensions
of firemen and policemen at $70.90
per month was adopted.
The vote in the city as a whole
was very light. In the second ward
It was shamefully small. Two of
the candidates running on the out
ticket placed in the first seven in
the second ward, due to "two-tiin
ing" by certain folks who claimed to
be for the INS
Nevertheless, GOOD GOVERN
MENT has won out, and the offic
ials should now take a look around
and make "the boys” dance to Good
Congratulations, gentlemen of the
Commission of Omaha. We did
what we could in the closing hours
of the campaign. And our hope is
that in the days t come, we may be
permitted to cooperate more help
fully day by day.
We will meet you “half-way".
What say you all?
xl Am An
SUNDAY, MAY 17, 194!
Native-born Americans , newly
naturalized citizens and aliens will
join in observing national ‘‘I Am An
American Day” on Sunday, May 17.
Originally an occasion for emphas
ing the importance of citizenship
privileges and responsibilities, ‘‘I
Am An American Day” this year
should also have special signific
ance to all aliens in Omaha, accord
ing to W. F. Cozad, chairman of
the Omaha advisory council for the
National Citizenship Education Pro
In a concentrated campaign to en
list Omaha aliens in naturalization
classes, the council has asked Cath
olic and Protestant clergy to explain
in their Sunday services the govern,
ment’s attempt to extend a "help
ing hand" to non-citizens and assist
them in preparing for naturalizat
ion examinations. At present, 740
aliens are enrolled in 41 classes con
ducted by the WPA in Omaha, but
the council is aiming at 100 percent
enrollment of the 8,000 aliens in O
maha. Schedules showing the time
and place of classes have been sent
to the clergy, who are asked to post
them on church bulletin boards.
To Become Mrs. McDavis
The very popular Miss Doris Mar
tin, of 2602 North 30th Street, will
trek down the center aisle with Mr.
George H. McDavis, 2425 Ohio Street
at 8 o’clock nextc Wednesday even
ing, the 20th, at her home. The
Rev. P. C. Williams, pastor of the
Zion Baptist Church, will tie the
knot. The happy couple will leave
the next day for a short honeymoon
trip to Chicago.
The groom is an advertising rep
resentative on the Star, having ar
rived in the city only a few weeks
ago from Des Moines, Iowa.
The bride is well known having
earned the reputation of being a
thoroughly capable, and pleasing
worker at the E & E Little Diner
Cafe, 2314 North 24th Street, for
years during her fourteen or fif
teen years residence in Omaha.
The romance dates back to the
school days of the couple.
NEGRO RECRUITS TO BE
TRAINED AT GREAT LAKES
Negro recruits who volunteer for
general service in the Navy will be
trained at the Naval Training Stat
ion, Great Lakes, Illinois.
Negotiations are being conducted
with other schools for advanced
Recruiting of Negroes for general
service is to be begun as soon as
barracks and other buildings now
under construction, are ready for
occupancy. It is expected that this
work will be completed about June
It has been the Navy’s policy «o
keep recruiting in close step witn
the availability of training facilit
ies as it is considered undesirable
to have enlisted men stand by for
more than a few days awaiting or
6:30—“The War To Date”—Col
onel A. Robert Ginsberg, U. S. War
9:30—Religion and Labor—Dr.
19:30—Labor and Social Security.
Cecil H. Dunaway— Field Office
Manager, Social Security Board.
Dr Mollit Rae Carroll, Division of
Labor Standards, U. S. Department
2:00—Theme: The Negro in the
War and Post War Economy.
Round Table Discussion—Partic
Layle Lane, A. Philip Randolph,
Milton Webster, Frank Fenton, Mol
"The Negro in the Armed Forc
es”—Judge Wm. H. Hastie.
SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 24, 1942
lie Rae Carroll, Judge William Has
tie, Shepard Witman, R. C. Long.
PARTICIPATORS IN THE
Gordon C. Preble, President Oma
ha Central Labor Union, Reverend
E. F. Ridley, Pastor St. John’s AM.
E. Church, Dr. Roland Haynes, Pres
ldent, Omaha Municipal University,
Spencer Miller, Jr., Director, Work
ers Education Bureau, A. Philip
Randolph, Int’l President of Bro
therhood of Sleeping Car Porters,
Dr. Mordecai Johnson, President
Howard University, Colonel A. Rob
ert Ginsberg, U. S. War Dept.
Milton Webster, First Vice Presid
ent, Brotherhood Sleping Car Por
ters, Frank Feiton, Director of Or*
ganization, American Federation of
Labor. Mark Ethridge, Chairman of
Fair Employment Practice Comm
ittee, Judge William Hastie, Civil
ian Advisor to Secretary of Wn*,
Layle Lane, Vice President, Amer
ican Federation of Teachers, Dr.
Mollie Rae Carroll, Bureau Labor
Standards, U. S. Dept, of Labor,
Shepard Witman, Associate Profes
sor of Government, Omaha Univers
ity, Cecil H. Dunaway, Field Office
Manager, Social Security Board, Roy
Brewer, President, State Federation
$70 PENSION BILL CARRIES; FIRE
-POLICE PAY RESTORATION LOSES
Yes No Yes No
2 W 4D.161.. G7 142.. 104
2W 5D.108 .69 .97 . 89
2YV 6D .104 ..68 112.. 71
2 YV 7D.144. .129 .151 .123
2YV 8D .76.. 70 88.. 69
2 YV 9D.105 .116 .116 . 119
2W 10 D.75 . 62 .87.. 59
2 YV12 D .93. .59 98.. 59
2 YYr 13 D .83.. 79 .81.. 39
3 W 4D.81.. 52 32.. 53
3 YV 8D.109. .96 133.. 83
3YV 9D .125.. 76 115.. 90
1YV 14D .77.. 81 76. 90
12YV 5D.80 . 51 .65. . 70
2nd W'ard 2nd W'ard 2nd W'ard 2nd Ward 2nd Ward 2nd Ward 2nd Ward 2nd Ward 2nd Ward 3rd W'ard 3rd W >r» 3rd Ward 1st W'ard 12th Ward
4th District 5th District 6th District 7th District 8th District 9th District 10th District 12th District 13th District 4th District 8th District 9th Dlst 14th Dist. 5th I>ist.
_ . 2026 Charles Long School Lake School 21st Lake 2702 Lake 3115 N. 24th 1918 N. 21th 2420 Lake Howard Kennedy Kellotn 914 N. 24th Logan Fort 30th and Druid Hill
Complete Total ?57 Total 10S Total 188 Total 275 Total 162 Total 245 Total 157 Total 166 Total 173 Total 148 Total 221 1450 N. 23 Pinkney
INS Total 219 169 137
Returns of towl.154 124.12s 170.100 127 .98 m.97 si.123 120 102 85
KNUDSEN .126 . 87 .102 136 . 74 114 . 70 82 . ... 85 68 .112 167 92 78
¥ T . BUTLER .107 62 . 65 10g ..57 9S .47 59 .54 52 .101 83 . 68 .63
Votes JEPSEN .122 76 . 80 117 .. .56 102 . 54 60 . 65 53 .110 85 . 88.67
BY WARD KORISKO .109 74 . 82 118 . .74 90 .61 77 .85 52 .92 96 . 75 .58
DISTRICT THORPE .IM 79 ... 91 131 .74 105 . 83 80 .92 70 .89 105 . 86 .62
DOLAN .117 83. 72 122 .77 93 .76 67 .79 79 . 97 108 . 86 .60
METCALF .98 99 . 86 118 .SO 149 .72 88 .85 74 .89 100 .-78 .55
WOLF .101 84 . 76 111 .77 99 .70 66 . 69 « .86 95 . 93 .67
RIHA .78 58 . 52 100 .72 82.60 61 .55 61 .81 88 . 58 .48
AL SMITH .•..S3 76 . 69 100 .78 92 .75 71 .60 63.79 94 . 70 .53
LA HOOD .79 68 .89 98 .57 77 .67 59 .55 49 .79 86 . 70 . 45
CHAS. HOTTER . 1
“Good Government” by 3-2 Margin
Dan B. Butler Harry Knudsen
MAYOR FINANCE DEPARTMENT
Richard W. Jepsen
Roy N. Towl
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