The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, June 13, 1942, City Edition, Image 1
nFLAG DAY J Mt. Calvary Spiritual Community Church to Hold Great june i4 - | Candle-Light Services and Street Parade ./JlJSnCE^EQUAUTr^^^^^CLL THE NEWS WHILE IT ISNEWSwStlHEWTOTHELiNE LARGEST ACCREDITED NEGRO NEWSPAPER WEST OF CHICAGO AND NORTH OF KANSAS CHT —MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED NEGRO PRESS .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 _ __ ______ A N.N.P. PLEDGE THEIR NEWSPAPERS TO FREEDOM and DEMOCRACY BALLQWAY from 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! —CCM.— 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. —CCM— 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 Eddens —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 ergies. —CCM— 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, CAN SINK U'BOATS --- * Buy » - Inital State War Sawwqs Roads ifowp KAACP. BENEFIT MIDNIGHT SHOW 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. —CCM— Incidentally. Mrs. Gillett showed me pictures of the entire Wright family. —CCM— 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 writer. —CCM— 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 COMMISSIONS IN DENTAL CORPS OPEN TO QUALIFIERS 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 boards. “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? —CCM— 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 ternoon. —CCM— 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. —CCM— 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 directors 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 COFFEE FILES FOR UNITED STATES SENATOR HARRY B COFFEE 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 ( -in. “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 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 _i I 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 ' REV. C. H. COBBS, TO | PRESIDE OVER MEETING 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 this GREAT SACRED SERVICE. 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 -culture 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 prices. 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. — SPONSOR RAINBOW TEA 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 District. THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE 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, POPTFRS BUY $25,000 Worth Of Defense Bonds 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.