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-CAMP PENDLETON NEWS BUREAU PHOTO.
MAMMY’S DAY.—Back last February a unit from Camp
Pendleton established an outpost at Virginia Beach complete with
different types of guns to repel an enemy invasion. Mrs. Sarah
Gruddup, 73-year-old Negro cook, passed the men’s tents one
blustering evening, felt sorry for their lonely plight, and decided
to make life easier for them.
Every single night since that cold February night she has
bought from her $12 a week all sorts of food, cooked it and brought
it out to the men at 8 p.m. on the dot. Her superb Southern
cooking, together with her glorious sense of humor, helped to
brighten up otherwise monotonous evenings of watchfulness for
Then came May and Mother’s Day. Aunt Sarah—as the men
called Mrs. Gruddup—was picked up in a Bantam bug, brought into
camp and honored in true soldier fashion. They showered her
with presents (her favorite was a garrison belt!), made her guest
of honor at a big chicken dinner, brought out their guitarist and
singers to entertain her, and wound up the day by taking her on
a sight-seeing trip of the Camp in a bug.
That evening—and every evening since—Aunt Sarah has brought
her basket of delicacies to the men in style. A battalion official
order has assigned a truck in which to bring her food to tbs
Virginia Beach is still talking about Mammy’s Day.
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luncheon meeting, Mrs. Robert L.
Vann, who presided said, “Mr. Field
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the thinking of many of our men of
wealth...... He is publisher of two
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for survival, and fight aggressively
militantly for the principles we all
believe in,” Mr. Field declared.
"One battle that all editors who
believe in democracy must fight is
the battle for respect for civil lib
erty,” the speaker added. “Selfish
men would take advantage of this
crisis to restrict civil liberties, not
to make our war effort stronger, b it
to serve their selfish ends. But if
this effort were not to be tempered
with common sense, you might find
yourselves fighting for the right of
an enemy agent to spread Sedition,
obviously an absurdity.
“I hate the indignities which are
put upon you and the injustices
with which you have to contend,”
Mr. Field declared. "But still it
seems to me that in your press you
could fight these things better, more
effectively, by enlarging your fight;
enlarging it to include not only the
sufferings of your own people, b it
to include as well the injustices
done your fellow Americans whose
skin is a different colo^ than your
own. other Americans who also suf
fer from man’s inhumanity to man.
Don’t feel less intensely about the
ills from which your own people
suffer. But do feel more intensely
about the ills from which the rest
of us suffer, too.”
Delegates registered for the con
ference were: C. Joseph McLin and
L. Monroe aHrris of the Dayton,
Ohio, Daily Bulletin; Howard H.
Murphy of the Baltimore Afro-Am
erican; William O. d^alker, Eugene
Ivey, Harry Alexander and Charles
H. Loeb of the Cleveland Call and
Post; Frank H. Stanley and John
Benjamin Horton of the Louisville
Defender; Thomas W. Young of the
Norfolk Journal and Guide.
Louis E. Martin and C. E. Jack
son of the Michigan Chronicle, De
troit; Anthony Overton, Ulysses S.
Keys, F. T. Lane, Olive M. Diggs
and Fred Scott of the Chicago Bee;
Rev. and Mrs. M. D. Potter of the
Tampa, Fla., Bulletin; Ira F. Lew
is, Mrs. Robert L. Vann, William
G. Nunn, aErl V. Hord, A. N. Fields
and Mrs. Ira F. Lewis of the Pitts
burgh Courier; Carter W. Wesley,
Joseph B. Carper, C. W. Cubia and
Gladys E. Powers of the Houston
A MESSAGE TO
(Continued from Daee 1)
pinned a little red ribbon on me.
What it was all about I was too ex
cited to learn.
Just before writing this however
I did learn. It appears that the A
merican Women’s Volunteer Service
were holding a Tag Day Saturday
to raise money to furnish canteen
materials to each soldier. And that
several colored women are active
members of this service.
It seems that Mrs. S. C. Hanger,
1915 North 28th Street, was the
charmer who beguiled me, and, un
doubtedly, many other gents, out of
their spare change, while Miss Grace
Bradford, of Maple Street, I believe
was the foil attired in military cos
tume, who, presumably would crack
down in military fashion if the wil
es and smiles failed.
Tes, C. C. order me that coat of
armor-plating at once. For what |
J. E. Mitchell and Irving A. Wil
liamson of the St. Louis Argus;
Llewellyn A. Coles and Luther R.
White of the Ohio State News; Al
vin D. Smith of the Butler County
American; Bishop J. A. Hamlett of
the Kansas City, Kansas Plaindeal
er; John H. Sengstacke, Frank A.
Young and L. M. Quinn of the Chi
cago Defender; C. H. Jones and A.
G. Shields of the Arkansas World;
C. A. Scott, C. W. Mackay, J. It.
Simmons and W. A. Scott III of the
Atlanta Daily World;
C. A. Franklin and Dowdal II.
Davis of the Kansas City Call; A.
B. Whitlock of the Gary American;
H. S. Hughes, E. D. Goodwin, Luc
ius Jones and Miss Bernezetta Little
of the Oklahoma Eagle, Tulsa; JacoD
R. Tipper of the Chicago World; Al
exander Barnes of the Washington
Tribune; C. C. Dejoie and S. E11U
ton of the Louisiana Weekly, New
Orleans; S. Edward Gilbert and Mrs.
Gilbert of the Omaha Star; Carter
Wesley of the Dallas Express and
Lewis O. Swingler of the Memphis
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2401 North 24th Street
with promises to various church
functions, programs, etc., I'm actual
ly losing weight trying to figure out
the whys, and wherefores, of it a'l.
I was never so embarrassed as I
was last Sunday, C. C. You know
it was one of those scorching hot
days. I decided to go to church, as
usual, but I didn’t want to wear a
coat. Sometimes it’s hard enough
to just sit two hours without hav
ing t osit two hours uncomfortably.
I went to the Zion Baptist Church,
2215 Grant Street, pastored by the
Rev. F. C. Williams.
Before entering the church I asked
a deaconish-appearing gentleman )f
the men were entering the church
without coats. (If he had been a
barker for a circus or some amuse
ment resort he couldn’t have replied
more appropriately, for the barker,
you know, wants to get you inside,
regardless of how he gets you
there.) Well, anyway, this deacon
ish-appearing gent said, "Yes, the
men are attending without coats.
You are perfectly welcome. Go
I did, and lo and behold, outside
of two soldier boys, I was the only
one without a coat. Was my face
red? Well, it might have been, hut
at any rate I was the coolest per
son in the audience. It so happen
ed. I learned later, that the ventil
ating system was out of order that
day. I noticed that the ushers pass
ed out fans to everyobdy—that is
everybody except me. I guess they
thought I didn’t need any—that I
was cool enough.
At any rate I sat there and listen
ed to the services. Could X say
that I enjoyed them—under the cir
cumstances? They had a visting
pastor, a Rev. J. B. Hubbard, of
841 Atlantic Street, Oakland, Calif
ornia. I presume his sermon was
directed to the converts who were
sitting in the front row, and who
had just been baptized that morning.
And, no doubt, those in the front
row heard everything distinctly. I
regret that I didn’t.
I believe I would have liked to
have heard the Rev. Williams for
his voice seemed to ring throughout
the auditorium. And the Reverend
or whoever he was, who rendered a
prayer after the Rev. Hubbard fin
ished, really aroused the audience
Emotions were stirred and heard.
And the speaker’s voice could be
heard distinctly. That’s something,
isn’t it. C.C? To have the speaker
speak to those in the back of the
auditorium as well as those in from?
Especially where acusties are un
After the collection and after the
choir really went to town with that
spiritual.The Battle of Jericho, I
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edged out of the picture.
As for the physical structure, C.
C. I beleive the Zion Baptist
Church is the most impressive I've
yet seen in Omaha, and certainly the
attendance was the largest, is
there any larger?
Churches! Churches! Churches!
I’ll really be in a jam, C. C. if I
don’t go to that church on 26 th
Street .between Grant and Erskine
street, this coming Sunday. I gave
my word faithfully to Mrs. V. Duff,
3810 Camden Avenue, that I would
You know Mrs. Duff phoned me
to come out and see her. I did.
And between her and her aunt,
whose name I forget just now, they
almost had me converted, baptized,
and a leading pillar of their church.
I heard more scripture in one hour
than I had read in a year. How
could I break away without promis
ing definitely that I would be at
their church Sunday?
And still more churches! The day
on which this is written I was at
the home of the Rev. and Mrs. h.
A. Story, 1713 North 25th Street.
He’s the pastor of Cleaves’ Temp’e
While there Mrs. Story was tell
ing me something about some pag
eant or other that is being held at
the Temple on Thursday the 18th.
Apparently that is the closing of the
Cedar Chest Contest.
It seems that at 8:30 (Yes, I said
8:30) in the evening they are holl
ing the Rainbow Pageant. Called
the Rainbow simply because of the
eight different groups, each will be
attired in distinctive variegated
colored costumes, ranging from the
little tots to the silver-haired ma
mas. Each group, from what I ga
thered will be represented on the
program with some special feature.
All in all it should be something en
tertaining for the evenng. Un
doubtedly, I’ll be there, for I pledg
ed to a sizeable donation to one of
the groups—the widows—and at
least my curiosity will force me to
see what it’s all about. Remember
the time. 8:30. I’ll try and adjust
my watch accordingly, after my ex
perience at the last church function.
As I write this, C. C. (You know I
write it every Monday night, late )
I am being entertained by some
specal doings at Dreamland Ball
Room, 24th and Grant. I believe
it’s the Coronation Ball, or some
thing like that. Sounds mighty
And speaking of the Dreamland
and the Coronation Ball, here’s a
FLASH! The popular Saybert C.
Hanger. 1915 North 28th Street, wis
crowned King, (He is youngest King
as yet to be crowned) and the pop
ular Maryln Bernice Fowler, of 3111
Corby Street, was crowned the
Queen. Long May They Reign!
Here’s one of the surprises of the
week, C. C. Sometimes it’s good to
leave friends behind. Anyway some
of my good friends in Michigan bad
a very nifty name plate made for
my desk and it arrived during the
week. Yes, that’s it on the corner
of my desk. Looks classy, eh? And
many thanks to those Michigan
friends .especially to Mr. George E.
The attractive widow, Mrs. Wini
fred White, of 1420 North 23rd Plaza
has just completed a course of
training in Defense work at the
Victory Sewing School
Chatted, very pleasantly, with
Mrs. Bertha Lawrence, 2638 Hamil
ton Street, during the week old mu
tual acquaintances in Wichita, Kan
sas. That’s Mrs. Lawrence’s home,
you know. And, of course, every
where I’ve been I usually got ac
quainted and it seems like I know
somebody from everywhere.
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Get a bottle of Kruschen Salts tonight.
Half an hour before breakfast, take as much
as will lie on a dime in a glass of water (hot
or cold) or in your morning cup of tea or
cofree and keep this up for 30 days. Kruschen
taken this way helps relieve such symptoms
as Bick headaches, bowel sluggishness and
so-called bilious indigestion when due to In
sufflclent flow of bile from the gall-bladder.
You can get Kruschen, a famous English
formula made in the U. S. A. • at any drug
store. You must be satisfied or money back.
C. C. do you believe that a minis
ter of the cloth would kid me? Dur
ing the week I saw one of Omaha's
most popular ministers just getting
into his automobile wth a very nat
tily-gowned female- I asked th"
Reverend, who was limping, how he
hurt his foot. (You know, C. C. I
am always inquiring into other
people’s business.) And this was
“I’ve just got a little too much
foot in a shoe not quite big enough.”
Now, was I being kidded, C. C?
If so, the kidding was done by the
Rev. E. F. Ridley, of 2416 Binney
Street ,and pastor of St. John's—the
Friendly Church—22nd and Willis
The lady, incidentally, presumably,
was his wife.
Will it ever end? I’m writing now
of these Omahans who have been on
one job for a long time. You know
ever since I, innocently, mentioned
about Leroy Gude, 2715 Miami
Street, being on one job for nine- |
teen years, I am constantly being
reminded about others who have
been on one job longer. Sometimes
the reminder is very subtle, and
sometimes it is very obvious, but in
either case, I note it. Here are the
latest to join the longevity club:
Archie L. Duff, 3810 Camden Ave
nue, is now serving his twenty
first year in the Railway Mail Ser
vice. He is now running between
Kansas City and Omaha. He has
been married seventeen years: ha3 '
four children, and has nearly an en
tire block of gardens at his near
Earl B. Gillet, 2822 South loth
Street, worked for twent-two years
at Ederer’s the Florists. No so long
ago, however, he quit to go to work
at the Omaha Steel Mills, where he
is putting in many profitable hours
in national defense work, and inci
dentally, buying a bond a month to
help Uncle Sam.
And Thomas Scott, 2872 Binney
Street, has been working for twen
ty-three years at the Armour Pack
ing House. Incidentally, Mr. Scott,
just joined m yselect group of con
scientious subscribers. He phoned
me a half a day ahead of an appoint
ment time to let me know that h
couldn’t keep it and save me the
trouble of making a trip for noth
ing. You know, C. C. that really is
something. Quite the opposite to
what some of your subscribers do.
Here are a few of the antics null
ed on me by some of your more in
considerate subscribers, C. C.
When I arrived at the door, a little
child will come to the door, and be
fore I can ask a single question, the
child will blurt out: "Mama says she
isn’t at home!” Now, C. C. what do
you think of that one?
Here’s a real good one. I called
and called at one place- Naturally
I didn’t know the party I was call
ing on and each time I would call
the lady would say the party I want
ed to see wasn’t in. I tried on sev
eral different hours but always the
answer was the same. Thinking
that something was amiss I got a
young lady to call and asked for the
party I wanted to see. Result, the
party I wanted to catch was the
same party who had been giving me
the run-around. I needn’t tell you
what I did? Yes, I cut her off the
subscription list. Why, fool with
people like that?
And if one has told me, a hund
red have told me, to be at their
house at a specified time. I call.
Sometimes the doors are wide open.
Other times, everything is locked
tight, but in either case no one ap
pears. Now, I ask you C. C. why
do people do that?
But thank goodness for every one
such a subscriber you have a dozen
others, who are considerate and to
fhem I take off my hat and say, ‘Ye
are the salt of the earth!”
Here’s a little success story! It's
about Rufus Tapp, 1720 Monroe
Street. He is retired now and he
and his wife, live in "Green Gables”
the nicest home, and grounds, that
I have yet had the pleasure of be
ing shown through. Flowers are
everywhere in the front yard and
in the rear there really is two yards.
One is a miniature fairyland with
rock castles, windmills, forts, church
es, etc., and a waterpool filled with
goldfishes. The yard is electrically
lighted, and comfortableswi ngs and
seats are everywhere.
Mr. Tapp has been married twen
ty-two years. He owned the prop
erty when he married and short.y
thereafter he drew up his own plane
for athoroughly modern home and
had it erected, and actually helped
build it, all the while working at or*e
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