The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, June 13, 1942, City Edition, Image 1

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    nFLAG DAY J Mt. Calvary Spiritual Community Church to Hold Great
june i4 - | Candle-Light Services and Street Parade
.Entered as Second-Class Matter at The Post Office, Omaha, Nebraska Saturday JUNE 13, 1942 OUR 15th No. 18 City Edition, 5c Copy
Under Act of March 8, 18/4—Business Phone: WE. 1517 _ __ ______
Clifford C TVi tc hell
HOWDY. C. C! Do you remem
ber what Sherman said when he was
marching through Georgia? Well,
the past week has been worse than
that to me. What with the exces
sive heat, and one thing and anoth
er life has really been boiling. Sor
rows have been offset by moments
of heavenly bliss. Disappointments
have been balanced by unexpected
surprises. And so life goes on!
How to begin this column, and
what to begin with. C. C. is a ques
tion. Oh, I’ve plenty to record rn<t
for the life of me I do not seem able
to mentally sort it out and place
first things first and so on. I’ll just
do the best I can and relate incid
ents as I recall them. My mind
seems to have been lost in a haze
all week. Prom what's left of it
here's what, who. when, where, and
why. I believe that’s the journal
ist’s catechism for remembering
things, and events.
Before I forget it let me record
<for the benefit of all those subscri
bers who bare stopped me to in
quire) that as I write, of rather a
few moments before I started to
write, I learned from Mrs. Bean .
that Mr. Bean is confined in a local!
hospital, and. apparently, will be for
some little time yet. He has at
arm broken, two lacerations in the
head; one dangerous laceration un
der his throat; smashed fingers, and
bruises and scratches all over his
body. You remember that Mr. Bean
was in the automobile accident that
took the life of the popular Alex
—CCM —
And I also learn that Dr. G. B.
Eennox has returned from the hos
pital to his home. 2537 Patrick Ave
nue, where h© is convalescing, and (
gradually regaining his normal en
You remember the account I ran
last week, C. C. about the fatal stab
bing of Ruth Wright? During the
week I met a life-long friend of hers.
Mrs. Earl B. Gillett, 2822 South I5th
Street, and from her I learned the
history of the entire Wright family.
Of course, to you, C. C. the tale is
not a new one. but me, a stranger,
and a professional journalist, the
tale certainly spells, in blood red. a
trail of tragedy.
You know of course, that another
sister of hers. Ludv Robinson, was
shot and killed, and from what I’ve
learned, in the very same tavern in
which Ruth lost her life. Just im
agine, C. C. what one of those blood
curdling writers could do with a co
incidence like that? But that’s not
all. Still another sister, Bessie
Wright, died fro mhaving her thr(,at
cut—by another woman. Apparent
ly, there was a legitimate death a
mong the sisters for Virginia Bow
YOU, Too,
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Inital State War Sawwqs Roads ifowp
After repeated requests the NAA
Cr. will sponsor a local talent Road
Show and picture on Saturday night,
June 13, at 11:30 p. m. at the Ritz
Theatre. The committee is work
ing on securing a picture similar to
the one shown in the October show-.
It will more than likely star Mm
tan Moreland, in “The Law of tne’
Jungle”. A local talent road show
win be presented in addition to the
picture. Many people are planning
theatre parties, so why not now call
JAckson 4440 for your tickets. The
admission will be twenty-five cents.
man died fr om cancer, leaving
Gladys of all the sisters the only
remaining feminine member of the
family alive.
Now, I do not know Gladys. And
I am not superstitious, but I am
thinking mighty hard. Maybe you ,
are thinking the same thing? If so,
1st it go at that.
Incidentally. Mrs. Gillett showed
me pictures of the entire Wright
Tragedy! Tragedy! Here’s another
heart-rendering tale. For obvious
reason I can't mention any names. [
but I met a lovely little lady. Shi
is a native Omahan. but nearly a
quarter of a century ago she mar
ried an Oriental—a Japanese—and
they were happily married, too
They lived in California—Los Angel
es. They were blessed with a soh
The husband was a chef and a pros
perous one. They gave the son ev
ery cultural and scholastic advant
age. e graduated from the Univers
ity of Southern California. They
prospered in California. Then came
Pearl Harbor. Well, you know
what happened after that? The
Japanese who, fortunately, were
moderately well filxed financially
were able to leave the Coast and
move inland. The others—well you
know they are interned. The hus
band and son, about whom I am
talking, came to Omaha to the rel
atives of the wife wh© for a quarter
of a century had been the loving
mate and mother of the two. Later,
the wife, after settling their Calif
ornia belongings, at a few cents on
the dollar, came t© Omaha to rejoin,
her husband and son. I saw them
all. the very day. on which, this is
written. The father and son were
laboring, doing carpenter work,
improving and remodelling the home
of the wife's parents. For a liveli
hood the father and son can get only
occasional day work. I’m wonder
ing what the son is thinking. A
native born American and a college
graduate. Oh. well, I suppose that
is life, too! But what a plot for a
Here's something not so tragic, C.
C. During the week I met John L.
Worman, of 802 Browne Street. Ap
parently, he is from York, Nebraska
for although he is white, he told me
that in his childhood one of his beet
friends and playmates was John
Berry, colored, 203 West 16th St.,
York. Nebraska. This white man
had read the GUIDE and he thought
he would do his old childhood col
ored friend a favor by sending the
GUIDE to him for one year. And,
! accordingly, he paid for a year’s
j subscription. Is that what you call
Washington, —
June 12 (ANP) —
Dr. Joseph C.
Brazier, Washing
ton, D. C. chair
man. dental prep
aredness commit
tee, National Deri
association, rec
eived the follow-!
ing letter this
week from Col. R. Dr. J. C. Brazl-r
C. Craven, dental
corps, U. S. army.
“At this time, appointments m
the dental corps, army of the Unit
ed States, are open to qualified den
tists not over 37 years of age nnd
to all those who have been placed jn
Class 1-A by their local induction
“Upon request, application blanks
will be furnished to all those who
fall into either of these categories,
by the dental service, office of the
surgeon general, U. S. army, Wash
ington, D. C."
Dr. Brazier says that this letter in
dicates that commissions in the
Dental corps are available not only
to those men who are classified in '
Class 1-A by local selective service
boards, but also to any man under
the age of 37 who is physically and
professionally qualified, regardless
of his classification.
The National Dental association
has knowledge of the shortage of
dental officers and from their offic
es at 1700 New Jersey, N. W. Wash
ington. D. C., will furnish further in
formation to those interested.
- I
brotherly love, C. C?
Writing of brotherly love natur- j
ally reminds me of religious affairs
and in that connection I must rer- 1
ord that Bishop J. A. Hamlett, of j
Kansas City, Kansas, will fill the'
pulpit at Cleaves Tempies, 25th and i
Decatur Streets, at the morning ser
vice. on Sunday, the 21st and at a
special meeting at three in the af
Here's a joke on myself, C. C. I
told you last week about someone
selling me a ticket to a Tea to be
held at Mrs. Avery Washington's.
1714 North Twenty-Eighth. Sunday,
June 14th. Well, during the week,
someone else sold me a ticket and
when I brought the ticket back to
the office I discovered I had two
tickets for the same thing. Please
order me an armored-proof coat of
arms so that I can resist these love,
ly feminine charmers who are al
ways selling me things.
And speaking of selling me things.
Here's the best one yet. You know
how lonely I've been since I’ve been
I in Omaha, C. C? Well, last Satur
day, I was walking down Twenty
Fourth Street when, a little dist
ance ahead of me and coming in m/
direction. I saw the most charming
feminine face and figure imaginable.
But strike me down if ths lovely
vision ddn’t come straight towards
me (and with 24th Street being
crowded too) and began chattering
something to me. giggling the while.
I don’t know what she said. I was
too thrilled to think that I should
be so favored by lady luck to even
want or listen to a reason why I
was spotted out and favored. She
said something about wanting some
money. Could I refuse? Could
you? I should say not. I gave her
the money without question. She
looked as though she meant to have
it and besides she had w-hat appear
ed to be a feminine officer of the
law with her. This other party was
all togged out in military fashion.
And it certainly looked as if the
smiles and wiles of the one wouldn’t
produce the money the stern official
looking member of the law would
furnish the persuasion.
I gave the money—what was ask
ed of me, and the beautiful lady
continued on page EjeT' 2)
! For The World
Chicago. 111.,--June 6. 1942 —Mem!
i bers of the Negro Newspaper 1 tbl
! ishers Association dedicated >1 p^r
newspapers to the preservatir !
freedom and democracy for th ■
world and pledged their unequivoc
al loyalty to the United States and
to President Franklin D. Roosevelt,
Saturday in a resolution adopted
unanimously by 59 delegates attend -1
ing the third annual conference.
Twenty-six papers from as far
away as Houston, Tampa, and Om
aha were represented in the two-day
discussions Biggest single project
to be undertaken by the group is
the absorption of the Associated Ne
gro Press, a hitherto privately own
ed and controlled national news ga
thering organization, and operation
of it in the future by the Publishers
Association through a board of five j
The plan for taking over the news
service was worked out with Claude
A. Barnett, director of ANP, and
approved by the conference. Under
the new set-up only members of the
publishers group wil] be eligible to
subscribe to the service. The cost
has been pro-rated among the mem
bers on the basis of circulation. A
thorough revamping of news and
feature services tumished by toe
ANP has been ordered, and intens
ified coverage will be started.
The btoard unanimously return
ed to office the president, William
O. Walker, publisher of the Cleve
land Call and Post, and secretary
treasurer, Thomas W. Young, busi
ness manager of the Journal and
Guide, Norfolk ,Va. It also elected
four vice presidents, Mrs. Robert L.
Vann, treasurer of the Pittsburgh
Courier; C. A. Scott, general manag
er of the Atlanta Daily World; Lou
is E. Martin, editor of the Michigan
Chronicle. Detroit, and C. C. Dejoie
editor of the Louisiana Weekly.
They will serve respectively in the
eastern, southern, central and west- j
em regions.
Members of the executive comm
ittee. in addition to the officers aie
Johh H. Sengstacke. president of the
Chicago Defender; Frank L. Stan
ley, general manager of the Louis
ville Defender, and Mrs. Olive Diggs
managing editor of the Chicago Bee.
Young and Martin will serve thejr
third consecutive terms while Walk
er, Mrs. Vann and Sengstacke have
been returned to their ofifces for a
second term. Sengstacke was first
president of the association, and
Stanley served two years as south
arn vice president.
Directors of the new news service
organization are Ira F. Lewis, pres
ident of the Pittsburgh Courier;
Howard H. Murphy, business man
ager of the Baltimore Afro Ameri
can; John H. Sengstacke; E. D.
Goodwin, manager of the Tulsa Ok
lahoma Eagle and C. A. Scott.
The conference unanimously a
dopted the resolution pledging sup
port of the nation’s war effort. The
full text follows:
“Be it resolved: That the Negro
Newspaper Publishers Association
is unequivocal in its loyalty to the
United States and to President Fran
klin D. Roosevelt, who is charting
our national course in this hour of
crisis. Freedom and democracy
must be saved for the world. The
spirit of the Constitution, especially
the Bill of Rights, is an inheritance
whch we must pass on to future gen
erations. To that course we dedi
cate our newspapers.
“The importance of the Negro
Press is developing and maintain
ing our nation’s morale needs to
be recognized. In that effort our
best aid is the extension of oppor
tunities by government and indust
ry to our people, and the financial
support of those business who share
with us their advertising.
“We extend to those newspapers,
magazine columnists and radio com
mentators, who represent the pract
ical democracy now gaining force in
Harry B. Coffee, of Chadron, wh.i
now is serving his fourth term ns
Congressman from Nebraska's "Big
Fifth" District, filed Tuesday as a
candidate for the Democratic nom
ination for United States Senator.
A consistent non-interventionist
before the attack on Pearl Harbor,
Coffee asserted, in making nis an
nouncement, that "whether we
wanted to get into the war or not ;s
no longer an issue.”
"We have been attacked. Every
thing America and democracy has
meant to us is threatened by our
enemies. We must fight our way
to victory and a lasting peace with
every ounce of strength and courage
we possess.” Coffee declared.
At the same time, however. Cof
fee said he is firmly convinced the
people and the Congress must main
tain constant vigilance against sub- j
versive efforts to destroy American
standards and institutions from with (
“I have vigorously opposed, and
I shall continue to oppose the act
ivities of any individual or group
of individuals seekng to take ad- j
vantage of the emergency war ef
fort to advance their own selfish in
terests,” he said.
“There can be no compromise in
our efforts to preserve our demo
oratic institutions.” he added, j
"When the war is over .we must I
make certain that there is a speedy ,
return to democratic processes of |
government and to . the liberties !
which we are fighting to preserve.
We must be prepared to extricate
! ourselves from the war-born grip of
a controlled economy.”
During his eight years in Con
gress. arrv Coffee has been a mem
this country, sincere appreciation
for their efforts n our behalf.”
The conference also endorsed 'he
crusade for establishment of a vol
unteer interracial army division as
a forerunner to complete integra
tion of Negroes into all the armed
forces of the nation upon a basis of
equality. This was one of eight rec
ommendations made in the presid
ent’s annual address and adopted by
the publishers.
Others included taking over spon
sorship of National Negro Newspa
per Week, an observance instituted
by Delta Phi Delta, honorary journ
alistic fraternity and directed for
the past several years by Moss Hyl
es Kendrix. The new sponsorship,
however, will retain Kendrix and liis
staff to direct the observance.
‘‘Critical need for trained journal
ists and newspaper printers was
given as the reason for approval of
Negotiations to be begun with sev
eral large Negro colleges for train
ing courses in journalism and news
paper mechanical operations.
A committee to make a continu
ing study of advertising copy appear
ing in Negro newspapers, and to
recommend to member papers elim
oliTiued or i-Hi-ef ■«*''’2
I '
Visiting pastors and laymen from
thirteen states are expected to part
icipate in the Ninth Annversarv of
the Mt. Calvary- Community Church
which convenes June 14th to 21st.
Rev. C. H. Cobbs, pastor of “The
First Church of Deliverance’’, and
Radio Gospel Minister of Chicago,
111., who has a membership of twen
ty-two thousand and also national
president of all Spiritual Churches,
who succeeded the late Bishop W.
F. Taylor, will be in charge of this
great meeting
Among the notables to be present
are the Bishop Watson of New Or
leans, Bishop G. T. Murphy of Chi
cago- Bishop Wallace Robinson of
Detroit, Mich.. Bishop R. F. Fields
Of Tulsa, Okla., Elder L. L. Boswell
| of K. C., Mo-, and a host of others.
I Services will be conducted every
afternoon by a different speaker.
Friday the nineteenth after regu
lar service a GREAT STREET
PARADE will form in front of the
Church led by police promptly at
ten o'clock. The line of march is
as follows. East from the Church
to twenty-fourth street, north on
twenty-fourth street to Lake, west
on Lake Street to 25th, south on
25th street to Seward, east on Sew
ard to 24th street, north on 24th to
Burdette, ^ast on Burdette to the
ball park, where a great Candle
light service will be conducted by
the Rev. C. H. Cobbs, assisted by
our own pastor. Rev. R. W. John
son. We are asking all race, creed
and oclor to come to the Church
with your ears and take a part jn
The pastor is inviting every min- j
ister and church in our City, to help J
us make this a great victory night
for Jesus. i
News have reached us that our
City Officials will also hg on hand
at the park to pay their respect to
our Maker of Heaven and Earth.
Come and enjoy this great week of
Jubilee at our Church, as we see no
race, creed, nor color. All children
of the most high God. Our slogan
is Victory for Jesus. If you have a
car. please turn your name in at the
Church, so we can make room for
you in the parade. Don't forget the
date. FRIDAY, the 19th. at 10 pan.
ber of the House Committee on Agri
He was the author of the amend
ment which authorized the grant
ing of 85 per cent of parity loans on
wheat and com.
Wheat growers in Nebraska rec
eived 15 million dollars more lor
their 1941 crop as a direct result of
that amendment and at a time when
increasing surpluses threatened a
further depression of the market
Coffee also was the author of thc
present Federal Seed Labeling Act.
which has saved farmers millions
of dollars in losses they might oth
erwise have sustained through us"
of poor and unadapted seed.
He was primarily responsible for
the law authorizing the Secretary
of Agriculture to dispose of surplus
agricultural commodities through re
lief channels and subsidized exports.
The Food Stamp program, which
later solved many of the country’s
relief problems, results from that
original legislation.
Asserting that the “Triple-A”
farm program must, in his opinion,
be continued and perfected. Coffee
said this program “is essential to
securing the maximum contribution
from agriculture in the war effort,
and to meet the future emergency
Guardian ot tsegroes Rights
In Nation s Capitol
Shown above, center, is the office
of the NAACP's new Washington
Bureau, located at 100 Massachus
etts Avenue, N. W., in the nation’s
capital. The Washington Bureau,
even before it was officially opened
on June 1, handled two important
cares involving the rights of Negro
es. It was successful in having re
strictions lifted against Negro em
ployees in the cafeteria of the War
Department's new building in Arling
ton, Va. It also succeeded in get
ting a commitment from a major
bus company operating between Ar
lington and Washington not to
gregate Negro passengers travelling
between the tw0 places. Walter
White is director and Frank D.
Reeves is administrative assistant.
Participants i*i the Rainbow
Treasure Chest contest of Cleaves
Temple Church will sponsor a Ra>n
of Mr. and Mrs. Avery Washington,
bow Tea on the beautiful back lawn
1714 North 28th St., and Mr and
Mrs. Vawter 1715 North 28th St.
Decorations of Rainbow color
scheme will be carried out. Date
Sunday. June 14th Hours 3 to 7.
The Rainbow Treasure Chest
Contest will end Thursday niglit
June 18th. The following groups
with sponsors will be represented in
a pageant, each group representing 1
a color in the rainbow. Tiny tots—
Mrs. Sarah Stamps, Junior Girls—
Mrs. Effle Moore, Young People.
Mrs. Bertha Bell, Widows—Mrs.
Beatrice Gray. Junior Matrons —
Mrs. Sarah Washington, Senior Ma
trons—Mrs. Minnie Kimbrough. Mr.
and Mrs. Vera Harris, Older Wom
en, Mrs. Lottie Story.
Both of these affairs are planned
to be very beautiful. If you do not
plan to attend one or both of these
affairs, you will surely miss a treat.
needs of agriculture,”
Harry Coffee was born 52 years
ago on a ranch in Sioux County, Ne
braska, and was graduated from the
University of Nebraska in 1913.
He volunteered and served in the
first World War as a Lieutenant in
the Air Service
He is president of the Coffee Cat
tle Company, which has extensive
ranch holdings in Sioux County. He
owns several farms in Dawes Coun
ty near his home at Chadron where
he operated a successful real estate
and insurance business until he be
came a Member of Congress in 193".
In the last two general elections. |
Coffee carried every one of the .‘.2
counties in the Fifth Congressional
Announces the Opening of a
Washington Bureau at 100 Mass
achusetts Avenue, N. W., Wash
ington, D. C. Telephone: NA
tional 5794-5. Walter White, Di
rector. Frank D. Reeves, Adm
inistrative Assistant,
Worth Of
Chicago, Illinois. June 10—It was
announced at the Headquarters of
the Brotherhood of Sleeping Ce •
Porter-B. 4231 South Michigan Ave
nue, at the close of the three- day
session of the International Exec
utive Board of the Brotherhood. hv
A. Philip Ilandolph, International
President, that the Board had auth
orized Ashley L. Totten, Internation
al Secretary-Treasurer, to purchase
immediately $25,000.00 worth o'
Government Defense Bonds, as in
expression of the determined jnd
unqualified support of the Broth- r
hood of Sleeping Car Porters of the
War by the United Nations, and our
own American Government in part
icular, to wipe out for all time the
menace and danger of the Axis Pow
ers, and the totalitarian evil.
Others in attendance at the s ?
sions of the Board were; M. P. Weo
ster of Chicago, First International
Vice President and Chairman: Ben
nie Smith of Detroit, Second Inter
national Vice Presdent: E. J. H~a 1
ley of St. Louis. Third Internation il
Vice President; C. L. Delluma of
San Francisco, Fourth Internation
al Vice President: Joe Benoit of
Denver, International Member of
the Board; J. C. Mills of Wisconsin,
International Member of the Board;
A. H. Dailey of St. Louis, In erna
tional Member of the Board and T.
T Patterson of New York. Secre
tary of the Board.
S. C. Hanger, Marilyn Fowler
New Monarchs of Utopia
King Borealis XII, Saybert C. Hanger and Queen Aurora XH, Miss Marilyn B.
Fowler ... receive subjects of the realm.