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m*1”' Nebr"lia Saturday, July 11.1942 Our 15th Year-No, 22 City Edition, 5c Copy
What &re Wej Fighting for?
WILLKIE TO ADDRESS NAACP MEET IN LOS ANGELES
MAYOR SIGNS FIRST PETITION TO THE PRESIDENT
Mayor LaGuardia signs first pet
ition presented by Union for Dem
ocratic Action to President asking
for elimination of discrimination in
ASKS BAR OX DISCRIMIN
ATION AGAINST NEGROES
IN ARMED FORCES
Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia for
mally launched a nation-wide cam
paign of the Union for Democratic
Action to eliminate discrimination
against Negroes in the Armed Forc
es by signing the first petition to
President Roosevelt in the presence
of a distinguished inter-racial com
mittee headed by Dr. Frank King
don. president of the Union for De
mocratic Action. The UDA expects
to gather 10.000.000 signatures to
“I sign this petition gladly." the
Mayor told Dr. Kingdon and the del
egation. which included Fannie
Hurst, noted novelist; Afred Baker
armed forces while the following
well-known people look on: Alfred
Baker Lewis. Mary Simkhovitch, J.
Finley Wilson. Jack Altman, New
Lewds, Frank R. Crosswaith. Jar*
Altman and Dr. William Agar, all
members of the board of the Union
for Democratic Action: J. Finley
Wilson, Grand Exalted Ruler of the
-N’egro Elks: Mary L. Simkhovitch,
director of Greenwich House: and
Rachel V. Corrothers, executive
secretary of the Harlem Riverside
Civilian Defense Volunteer Organ
ization. Newbold Morris, president
of the City Council, also attendee
the ceremonies at City Hall. “I be
lieve that advances have been made
in combatting discrimination," the
Mayor said, 'through the President's
Committee on Fair Employment
Practices. But we still have a long
way to go. Public opinion must be
arouSed to support every move for
bold Morris, Dr. Frank Kingdon.
Rachel Corrothers, Herbert Agar,
justice to all our people."
In presenting the petition to the
Mayor, Dr. Kingdon said:
"In a war for democracy we
should begin by exemplifying dem
ocracy in our own country. The
outstanding aspect of our undemo
cratic practice is discrimination a
gainst Negroes. The obvious place
to begin fighting a gains: discrim
ination is in our Armed Forces. We
are therefore pettioning the Presid
ent to take action to eliminate such
discrimination, and we are asking
you. Mr. Mayor, as an outstanding
exponent of democracy, to sign the
first petition, thus launching the
Union for Democratic Action's cam
paign to obtain 10.000.0o0 signatures.
C (i fford C 7771 tc hell
Far be it from me, C. C. to com
ment on anything political in or a
roimd Omaha, but since you filed
for the Nebraska Legislature, Fifth
District, on July 2nd. many people
have stopped me to talk to me about
your possibilities: while a few have
even questioned me as to your rn->
tives. But what could I tell them,
other than to confirm the fact that
you have filed?
Just as 1 am writing this message
I am seeing for the first time the
platform (Linotyper's copy for front
page story) on which you intend to
campaign. No need to comment on
the eight points. The readers will
do that... .and how.
tVTiat appeals to me as being of
human-interest however is your
‘I especially desire the votes of
all men and women who at one
time or another have been “hard
up” or “broke.” My competitors
may have all the others."
I haven’t the slightest way of
knowing the histories of all the Vo
ters in the Fifth District but from
a general knowledge of human nat
ure elsewhere. I would say that if
you, or any other candidate for that
matter, could get the votes of a'l
those who have at some time been
“hard up’ or “broke" that your
nomination would be assured.
That statement is somewhat li’^e
an old campaigner with whom I was
once associated. He was a brilliant
orator. He could take any side of
a subject and so enthuse his aud
ience that he would virtually sweep
them off their feet .and they would
not stop to reason things out until
the next day.
On one Occasion ne was. logically
and factually on the wrong side of
a debate, and he knew it. However,
he possessed considerable mother- ■
wit as well as oratorical persuasive j
powers, so he got up and spieled out
his line and as usual, the audience
didn't stop to think things out. but.
| for the moment at least, they all a
greed with him. He knew that the
moment his opponents put in their
logic and their facts that he was
swamped, so what did he do?
Well, this is actually what he did
do. In his closing remarks he 9ai*1:
“Sow you people know that I am
right. You know that my opponents
will try to belittle me. and try to
out-talk me. so why waste any tirae.
All you people that know I am '
right—and you al] do—just leave
this meeting now with me and while
we are right we'll stay right.”
And do you know C. C. when that
: old campaigner left the hall so many
; others left too that they couldn't
commander a quorum and the meet
ing had to be dismissed.
There's a good news release in
your mail this week. C. C. The sub
ject is: “What Are We Fighting
| For?" It will, undoubtedly, be nub
I lished elsewhere in this issue, an d
j if you need any additional campaign
fodder you surely can interpret, ar ;
enlarge upon, for local consumption,
some of the facts given in this part
icular release, which be sure to
Continue : on page T^7~' 2)
KING of Swing
"When Count Basie brings his fa
mous band to Omaha on Tuesday,
July 14th he will appear at the City
Auditorium at 15th and Howard Sts
Last year when the Count appeared
at the Dreamland, he packed in over
1200 persons to break all existing
records for Omaha. In order to ac
comodate the huge crowd that is
expected to attend this gala event
Jimmie Jewell, Omaha's ace pro
moter has secured the spacious,
newly decorated City Auditorium
with its highly polished new floor.
Featured in the band, is the -50
pound blues singing vocalist. Jam.-s
In addition to the Count himself,
whose piano technique has amazed
musicians and critics throughout
the country, the Count's band feat
ures a remarkably fine rhythm sec
tion. Joe Jones on drums: Walter
Page, bass fiddle: Freddie Greene,
guitar and Basie on piano provide a
section that Benny Goodman des
cribes as being “unequalled."
The Count's band has appeared at
Carnegie Hall twice during the pact
two years in concerts of popular
music that drew rave notices from
Harvard University recently voted
Count Basie its favorite among
dance bands. The Count has played
for the smartest college proms thru
>ut the country, including the Uni
Most Worshipful Grand
Lodge AF&AM Tl >
Convene, July 15th
The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge
of Nebraska Jurisdiction A. F. &
A. M. will convene in its 24th Vi
rtual Comrrtunication Wednesday.
July 15. 1942 at 9 o’clock A. M. at
the Masonic Temple, 26th and Blon
do Streets. Omaha. Nebraska.
We are expecting a large attend
A. R. Goodlett. Grand Master.
Robert Harris. Grand Secretary.
J. McPherson, will give the wel
come address on behalf of the eitv
of Omaha and V. Watson will give
the welcome address on behalf of
the Masonic Lodges.
There will be a banquet given
Tuesday night at 8 o’clock which
is open to the public in general.
versity of Pennsylvania: University
of Virginia: Amherst, Princeton,
Harvard, Tale, Michigan and many
PROMPT REDRESS OF
JUSTIFIED GRIEVANCESS OF
IS NEEDED FOR FULL
SUPPORT OF WAR EFFORT
SATS EARL BROWDER
Support for the war requires
prompt redress of the justified griev
ances of the Negro people. ' Lari
Browder, genera] secretary' of the
Communist Party, told a crowd of
20,000 pesons at Madison Square
Garden Thursday July 2 in his first
public address in nearly two years
Speaking a tan Independence Day
rally under the auspices of the New
York State Committee of the Com
munist Party. Mr. Browder termed
the “white supremacy” dogma of the
Southern bourbons one of the great
est dangers to the U. S. in this war,
tending to drive away from us our
allies and potential allies in Asia,
Africa and part of the Americas.”
Mr. Browder was recenty released
fom Atlanta penitentiary by action
of President Roosevelt after he had
served 14 months of a 4 year sen
tence on the charge of violation of
a technical passport regulation.
Many Negro leaders joined in the
fight to free Mr. Browder, the cen
tal issue of which was that Mr.
Browder's excessive sentence was
due to his political beliefs.
Communists never did and will
not make any concessions to th“
fase theory of ‘white supremacy'
Mr. Browder said. He predicted
that “the shame of a Hitler-like race
discrimination would be wiped out”
during the war's course.
Our treatment of Puerto Rican
patriots constitutes a “disgrace",
Mr. Browder said, urging that Puer
to Rico be dealt wit has a “Latin
YOUTH SNATCHES USHER’S
Mrs. Warn of 2608 Hamilton St.,
was returning home from church
sendees at Mt. Calvary Church a
bout 11 p. m. Monday evening when
she met a youth, about 16 or 17
years old in overalls, at 24th and
Burdette Streets. He audaciously
snatched at her purse and between
the two tore it open distributing her
personal belongings about ten feet
The youth saw pedestrians ap
proaching and he gave up the strug
gle and ran west on Burdette Street.
Mr. and Mrs. William Parker who
happened to be sitting in -a parked
car at twenty-fourth and Burdette
observed the scuffle. Mrs. Parker
assisted Mrs. Warn in picking up
her belongings. About this time a
youth passed by going north on
twenty-fourth street coming from
the direction that the young man
did who ran around the block. Mrs.
Warn said to Mrs. Parker, “I believe
that's the boy.”
Mrs. Warn is an usher at Mt. C:.l
vary Community Church and she
was returning home from the even
ing services when the incident hap
( “VICTORY IS VITAL TO MIN
ORITIES” IS THEME OF 33rd
OPENING JULY 3 4: NEGRO IN
WAR EFFORT TO BE MAIN
New York-Wendell L. Willkie
will be the principal speaker July 19
at the closing mass meeting of the i
33rd annual conference of the
NAACP in Los Angeles, Calif., it
was announced here.
Mr. Willkie, who has several times
blasted the treatment accorded Ne
gro Americans in the war effort,
particularly in the navy, is expected
t Otell a huge crowd in the Shrine
auditorium the role and stake of
minorities in the world-wide strug
gle, and the rights which a demo?-'
racy owes each of its citizens.
With Willkie on the Sunday af
ternoon program will be Walter
White, NAACP secretary. Music
will be furnished by the Festiva Ne
gro Chorus of Los Angeles, direct
ed by Hall Johnson.
Theme of the conference will be
“Victory Is Vital to Minorities.”
Discussions wi] lcenter around ike
Negro in the war effort, touching
upon employment, civilian defense,
kousing, armed services, healtk.
A day will be given over to the
subject, “Protecting Civil Rights
During an Emergency,” and speak
ers will deal with federal and stale
laws, criminal cases, police brutal
ity, the franchise, and education.
The conference will be welcomed
at the opening session Tuesday
night, July 14, by Thomas L. Grif
fith, Jr., president of the Los Angel
es branch. Keynote address will be
given by Roy Wilkins, national as
sistant secretary, New York. A
short address of welcome is sched
uled to be given by Governor Culbert
The place of the Negro in war
time employment will be outlined
by Dr. Malcolmn S. Mac Lean, chair
man of the President’s Committee
on Fair Employment Practice, and
president of Hampton Institute, in I
his speech July 15. On this prog
ram will be Mrs. Charlotta Bas3.
editor of the California Eagle.
Friday night, July 17, will see the
formal presentation of the 27th
Spingarn medal to A. Philip Rand
olph. international president of the
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Port
ers. The presentation speech will
be delivered by Bishop J. A. Gregg
of the AME. Church, and a national
vice president of the NAACP.
Among other speakers at various
sessions will be Roscoe Dunjee, Ok
lahoma City; E. Frederic Morrow,
national assistant field secretary:
Gloster Current and Dr. J. J. Mc
Clendon, Detroit; Crystal Bird Faus
et, Washington, D. C.; Thomas N.
Roberts, U. S. Department of Agri
culture: Amos T. Hall, Tulsa: Wal
ter Hardin. UAW-CIO, Detroit; Carl
Johnson, Kansas City, Mo.,; Mrs.
Lillie M. Jackson. Baltimore: and
George M. Johnson, assistant exe
cutive secretary of FEPC, Washing
ton, D. C.
Conference headquarters will be
in Second Baptist Church, 24th and
Griffith avenue, where the Rev. J.
Raymond Henderson is pastor. All
sessions wall be held there except
the Sunday meeting July 19. w-hier
will be in the Shrine auditorium.
NEW ORLEANS TEACHERS
REJECT 5 YEAR PLAN
New Orleans. La..... Rejecting
te New Orleans school board's plan,
gradually to equalize their salaries
with those paid to whites over a
period of five years, the Negro tea
chers of this city pushed their suit
against the school board. The trial
is set for August.
The teachers had hoped to get a
decision on salary- equalization be
fore June when the buget for the
next school year was made up.
Thurgood Marshall. NAACP special
counsel, who with attorney A. P.
Tureaud of this city, is counsel for
the teachers, said this week that the
five year plan offered by the school
board was unsatisfactory.
B VOLUNTEER YOUR SERVICES
AND DOLLARS FOR VICTORY
I NOW— SPEND AT LEAST $1.00
I A WEEK FOR WAR STAMPS
! AND BONDS
(Taken from Greater Boston Negro
Trade Association’s Letter)
W« are fighting to keep, and we
intend to hold on to those spiritual
cultural and material things whicni
we as a racia] group have acquired
under our own democratic form of
We are fighting with our dollars
and yes. with our very lives to per
petuate a system of government
which although it is not 100 percent
perfect, and which leaves many
things in social and economic re
forms to be adjusted within our own
country, has still proven itself to be
one of the most equitable forms of
government that the world has ever
We are fighting to continue a form
of government that still believes and
has faith in the private initiatives
of our citizens to accomplish in a
volunteer way, those necessary
'things which in state Socialism is
forced upon the people
“We are fighting to eliminate
once and for all those economic and
social restrictions placed upon a
person because of his racial back
We are fighting to release our
country for all times of religious
bigotry and intolerance.
We are fighting for an equal
break in this life for all men regard
less of race, color or religion.
As American Citizens we can do
no less than to see that we win the
peace as well as win the war.
As a race we have made remark
able progress under Our system of
We appreciate the opportunities
that we have been given under our
form of government, but future soc
ial. economic and political progress
must be made for our 14.000,000
Here are some of the assets we
are fighting to protect and to keep:
Homes Owned .. ..*12,000 *750,000
Farms Operated *20,000 *880,000
Business Construction *2,100 *70,000
Accumulated 20.000.000 2,500,000.000
Percentage Literate _ 10^ 90%
Schools for higher
Training .15% 800%
Students in Public
Schools. 100,000 2.500,000
Property owned for Higher
Teachers in All schools 600 55,000
Education ..*60,000, *65,000,000
Annual Expenditures for Education
Money Raised by Negroes
Source: Negro Tear Book
Number of Church 700 45,000
Communicants 600,000 5,300,000
Sunday schools 1.000 36,000
Property *1.500,000 *210,000,000
FACTS .ABOUT NEGRO
*6,00,000 secured loans to Negroes
*8,000,000 government and public
*23,000,000 legal reserves.
*33,00,000 admitted reserves.
*350,000,000 insurance in force.
15,000 Negro men and women em j
THEY PAY ANNUALLY
$125,000 to Negro Printers and Pub
$100,000 to Negro Physicians.
$5,(100,000 in Salaries and Commis
$7,000,000 to Beneficiaries and Policy
Source: National Negro Insurance
RESOURCES OF THE NEGRO ;
Negroes own 1,000,000 fars valued
Source: The Commentator.
81 Banks have Resources of $75,000
Source: Negro Year Book.
National Negro Business League Re
ports Annual Expenditures of $2 -
000,000 by 2,803,756 Negro families,
it is estimated that from 120 million
(Continued on pagel^=,2>
| State Representative
C. C. GALLOWAY
Mr. VOTER I am asking you to
let me be your SERVANT.
I am running for the non-partisan
representative for the Nebraska
State Legislative from the 5th Dis
trict. Your vote on Aug. 11, will l>e
appreciated by me and a host of
C. C. GALLOWAY, ACTING EDITOR OF THE
OMAHA GUIDE FILES FOR STATE SENATOR
July 2nd Acting Editor C. C. Gal
loway, filed as a candidate for
State Senator in the Nebraska Leg
islature- He announces a brief
and comprehensive platform, as fol
1. Make an ALL-OUT effort to
win the war.
2. Safeguard our theory of In
3. Continue to give labor a
4. Protect, defend and promote
5. Help LITTLE BUSINESS as
well as Big Business.
. No new taxes and no increase
in old ones.
7. Provide ASSISTANCE FOR
8. Be prepared to meet the prob
^ems of the Post War Years.
In addition to announcing his
platform, Mr. Galloway states the •_
j “many problems may arise during
the war and afterward which will
tax experienced men in the service
of the state. My many years in
business have taught me something
about the difficulties encountered
by the common man, as well as bus
iness men. I believe I can be of
service to the people of my district
and my state when I am elected to
the Legislature. I am one of eight
candidates in the race in the Fifth
Legislatively strict. I especially de
sire the votes of all men and wom
en who at one time or another have
been “hard up”, or ‘‘broke’’. Vy
competitors may have all the others.
CANDIDATES FOR THE
Eight candidates have filed for
the legislature in the 5th District,
—3 colored men and five white men.
The colored candidates are, John
Adams, Jr., S. Edward Gilbert and
C. C. Galloway. Messrs Gilbert and
Golloway filed on the same day. The
five white candidates filed some
John Adams, Jr., is the present
Senator from the 5th district. He
has served four terms in the legis
lature and now seeks a fifth term.
His qualifications are well known.
Mr. C. C. Galloway is the Acting
Editor of the Omaha Guide and is
business manager of the Omaha
Guide Printing and Publishing Co.,
which publishes the Omaha Guide
The Omaha Guide has been publ
ished each week for more than 14
years. Under the management of
Mr. Galloway the publishing comp
any has acquired a building of res
pectable size which houses the
printing equipment, which includes
among other things two Master
Jinotype machines, one flat bed
powered newspaper printing press j
and riumerous powered small press
es on which may be primed all typ- !
es of job work, including books and '
Mr. Galloway, unlike both his col
ored opponents and all save one of
his white opponents, is too old tor
eompulsory military service. His
younger opponents, therefore, may
be called into military service at any
time- And although Senator John
Adams, Jr., is immune from being
drafted while a member of the leg
islature, if called to active duty un
der a commission for which he has
been certified, his patriotic duty
would require him to resign from
the legislature and enter the army.
Mr. Gilbert as a good citizen, would
do likewise, as would four of the
white men in the field.
By this process of elimination,
theref Mr. Galloway would be ‘he
most likely one to be chosen with
the prospect of serving.
The primaries are to be held Aug
ust 11, 1942 .and Mr. and Mrs. Voter
must be the judges when they vot •.
Our choice is Galloway, but we
will cheerfully abide by the prim
ary verdict Of the voters.
GALLOWAY FOR SNATOR CU'B.
5th LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT
FEPC TO EXPAND STAFF AND
BUDGET, NAACP TOLD
Washington. D. C.—(Special to the
NAACP Bureau) —In answer to the
objections of the NAACP board of
directors to the creation of a Negro
"catch-all” bureau. Malcolm S. Mac
Lean, chairman of the Fair Employ
ment Practice Committee wrote the
NAACP, June 26, that President
Roosevelt is not contemplating any
such scheme. Mr. MacLean ->
stated that the President has agreed
to extend the staff and budget of the
FEPC and that the Committee is
now in the process of planning its
expanded work. It will extend im
facilities to "awaken other gove_n
ment agencies to carry out both th
letter and the spirit of Executive
Drder 8802." MacLean said.
A DAY FOR THE AXIS
Keeping fit can no longer be con
sidered the problem of the individ
ual alone A day lost because of
sickness that could prevented is a
day spent for the Axis. According
to S .L. Pearlman. M. D.. Director
of the Division of Communicable
Diseases in the City Health Depart
ment, “syphilis and gonorrhea are
the ace saboteurs in the military
and war production program.
The routine blood-testing of ev- *
ery draftee has proved that the test ^
is of vital importance in uncovering 1
both suspected and unsuspected cas- !
es of syphilis. Thirty-tw0 men out [
of a thousand examined in Omaba
were rejected because of syphilis.
It is the duty of every- citizen to
make himself or herself fit for this
war effort. The blood test is one
first step. The medical profession
is organized to cure syphilis wh^re
and when found. Dr. Pearlman urg.
es every citizen of Omaha to or
ganize the home, organizations an-i
industries for examinations, and to
report to their physician any sus
picious sores, rashes, or symptoms
not otherwise explained.
At a special meeting of the Coor
dinating Committee on Negro Health
Friday June 26th the Coordinating
Committee approved the education
j al campaign presested by Mr. Don
[Warner State Director of V. D. Ed
■ ucation fo rthe Nebraska State Dep*.
Dr. R. A. Fray division of V. It.
contol for the Nebraska State
Health Dept, revealed startling facts
about venereal diseases. He has
just returned from a year's study
at John Hopkins University.
Dr. S. A. Perlman seeks to have
the educational campaign fit in witn
the Clinic facilities now set up to
j eradicate these diseases in Omaha.
Efforts will be made to hold meet
ings before all organized groups in
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