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VENEREAL, DISEASE CONTROL
BIG PROBLEM TO UNCLE SAM
HERE’S WHAT HE’S DOING TO
(BY ALVIN E. WHITE)
Washington, Sfcpt. 23 (ANP) The
united efforts of governmental ag
encies have been brought to bear
upon the greatest enemy the h i
man race is encountering when the
army. navy, public health service,
Federal Works agency, and Federal
Security agency join hands to eith
er wipe out or halt the ravages
syphilis and venereal diseases are
causing in the United States.
Statistics show that the Negro has
the highest rate of venereal disease
in the country, due no doubt to the
negligence of health officers in the
areas where this prevalence is not
ed. It is said that of the first mil
lion men called by the selective ser
vice, 13 times more Negroes were
affected than whites. In some
states, the rate is 20 times more
Because venereal disease causo
more casualties in the lest war tha
actual fighting, governmental a
encies decided something must b
done to check this terrific inroad on
rjvnpower. Consequently, a coa'
•ition was formed to work agains'i
venereal diseases, with the view
point of educafng the public tha4'
venereal dseases were not "soc’al
diseases,” but communicable diseas
With the abolition of the CCC
camps most of .which are not under
the supervision of the war depart
ment, steps have been taken to tal:^
over 25 of these camps located in
11 states wherein infected women
will be detained until they have
been rendered innocuous or cured.
The period of detention determines
which stage they attain, although,
when they are rendered innocuous,
the health officials in cities to
which they return are notified and
the victims are asked to keep up
clinical visits until a cure is affect
In these camps, there will be no
differentiation as to the treatment
of whites and colored. They, of
course, will be segregated as to
race, the administration will be by
state officials under the supervis
ion of federal standards. When, it
j is reported, these standards fail tci
ho observed, the same fate befalls
the camp, which operate under Title
II of the Lanham Housing act, that
happens to builders who do not ob
serve the non-discriminatory claus
es in their contracts; federal funos
In one city, Jacksonville, where
some 150 prostitutes were arrested
in one day 110 had to be released
since facilities for the treatment of
only 40 were available.
Such conditions precipitated the
action of FSA which immediately
set about securing the cooperation
of other agencies and establishing
a program to be followed.
Another important committee was
appointed, whereby police assist
ance was sought in a voluntary
manner to wipe out this evil at its
Discussions followed as to ways
and means of setting up the pro
Among them were the worn out
idea of segregated districts. This
was promptly killed when it was
shown that an inhabitant of one of
these areas was more likely to
spread infection through the 30 to
40 contacts that persons had in the
average 24 hour period, as contrast
ed with fewer contacts made in non
It was further shown that the
average prostitute, subjected to
regular inspection by physicians, of
fered no safeguard since an infect
ion could be made within five min
utes after the person had secured
a certificate as to freedom from
One government official went so
far as to state that such physicians
were not worthy of being called
doctors, since it is generally known
. that the inspections are not infall
From 50 to 90 percent of prosti
tutes are infected, statistics show.
They also prove that a woman free
of venereal disease, engaged in
prostitution, is likely to become in
fected during the first three instauc
es she is engaged in the practice
More difficult to control, says the
information, are the women and
girls, not engaged in prostitution,
but who are merely promiscuous
and feel it their duty to indulge the
whims of soldiers and men in uni
forms. They are easily contamin
ated and thus through their prom
iscuity pass on to others the infect
ion which they ave contracted.
In providing these hospitals for
the detention of infected women, it
is expected that each camp will pro
vide medical treatment and super
vision for from 100 to 300 infected
girls. Federal assistance is prom
ised three girls in the form of ef
forts to place them in legimitate
industry when they leave the hos
pitals. Rehabilitation, job training
and employment opportunities are
scheduled in the program underway
for their assistance.
As part of the federal social pro
tection program to eliminate ven
ereal disease as a hazard to the arm
l ed forces and war workers, these
necessary hospitals are being pro
vided with funds set aside through
the Lanham act, administered by
the Federal Works agency.
Through the enactment of what if
known as the May act, it is poss
ible to prohibit prostitution within
such reasonable distance of military
or naval establishments as the sec
retaries of war and navy shall de
termine. Where local authorities
are not able to cope with the situat
ion, FBI men are authorized to go
into the community to wipe out the
In two camps, FBI men have had
work to do, once in Fort Bragg, N.
C. and at Camp Forrest in Tenne
ssee. - 1 li
On May 22, President BoOseve’t
took official cognizance of the ex
istanee of this evil and addressed
a letter to Paul V. McNutt, who as
director of the Office of Defense
Health and Welfare Service was re
sponsible for the administering of
the office. Mr. McNutt has in turn
sent out letters over his own sign
ature enclosing the President's let
ter asking the cooperation of local
police officials in stamping out sol
icitation and prostitution.
The camps are expected to open
shortly and will be operated as fed
erally supervised institutions with!
full medical' care and recreational
fecfltttM far mfileteC
G. N.—I can't seem to get ahead
in life, the more I try to get above
J board the lower I sink. 'My husband
| and I lived together for almost ten
years. We have tried to become rc
| conciled many times since we part
1 ed but something turns up to upset
our plans. No one ever pays me
any attention. I am the most mis
erable woman on earth. Tell me
what to do and if we will ever go
back together again?
Ans: People just don’t seek the
company of one who goes around
with a chip On her shoulder and a
“poor me” attitude. Yu must gain
confidence and self assurance if
you expect to stay above board. You
have had just reasons in the past
for feeling depressed. But it is
time for you to accept the fact that
your life with your husband is ov
er, as he has someone else. His
“upset plans” have been intention
al, for he doesn’t mean to come
back. It would be well for you to
direct your interests somewhere else
B. F.—I want your advice- Will
it be wise to make the change to
Calif, to live? I realy believe hat
I want to make the change. My
busbard is a hard working man. but
he seems to be On the standstill as
far as success goes.
Ans: Your husband has no sure
way of knowing that he could get
ahead any better in Calif., than lie
can Fght there. He has regular
employment and you two are pay
ing a home. That alone, is ^ step
up the ladder to success. Were
you to make the change, you would
have to start at the bottom again
and r robatly sacrifice the accomp
lisnmenls you have made
1 K. M. X —I am worried abiut my
lady friend. I am in love with he.
She Las half way promised to mar
ry me. Will she be the right w’/e
for me in my standing?
Ans: This woman has a clean,
moral character and should b? an
asset to ycu i nyour social li"’ as
well as jour pi ofcssional lif;-. she
l->ve* you. which i.s the main point .
and you should feei honored to r '■v *
h**r as ; our wife. She has only
I lif way promised to marry you be
cause she dots not want to commit
nerself until rjn. is sure of your in
tentions. Y'ou Pad better get busy
and start wooing strong and heavy
before someone else beats j'Our dine
K V. H—My husband and I have
a little business and he does not
take any interest in the safe or his
home either. It seems like he does
not care for anything except the
car and riding around after other
men’s wives. I work and try to
have something, but it looks like
his mind doesn’t have any business
sense at all. Should I save my
money and leave or stay on and
see if he will do any better.
Ans: You are making a good liv
ing for yourself there in the cafe,
and you should hold onto it. The
mistake you are making is to turn
over the profits to your husband to
finance his good times. Get in be
hind him and make hint get an out
side job if the cafe business doesn t
appeal to him. Then he wouldn't
have so much time to joy ride with
the ladies. You are the business
head in your family. It is going to
be up to you to bank the profits in
this business and watch out for a
rainy day. .
L. M. J.—I am asking you for ad
vice please. This man and I have
been together for two years. He
promised me big things before I
consented to come and live v/iih
him. He is fresh as paint with the
women, and has made a few out of
the way remarks to my fourteen
year old daughter. I feel like I
have had enough. Should I leave
him as I plan?
Ans: It was a mighty poor ex
ample for you to set for your teen
age girl to live with this man with
out the respect of matrimony. It is
still worse that you submit her to
these, insults. Make your change at
once. He isn’t going to keep those
glowing promises. You should
know that by now.
F. C. B.—Please give‘me some in
formation on my case. Situated as
I am would I make a mistake to
take this teacher’s position that has
been offered me this year? I also
want to write you privately.
Ans: I’m sure you would not b3
making a mistake to take the posi
tion. Your mother lives there with
you and can look after your young
ster while you work. It seems to
me you would be happier now that
your husband is in the service. Send
25c for my Astrology Reading if
you want to write privately.
• • m
Mrs. Ruby Hill of Detroit, Michi
gan, arrived in the city Monday
I night for a week’s visit with relat
ives and friends. While in the cPy
she is the guest of her cousin, Mrs.
Pearl Yost, 2764 Grant St. Mrs.
Hill who is a former Omahan has
made Detroit her home for the as?
Mrs. Pearl Graham, former Or.it
han and Mrs. Clarissa Brannon leit
Wednesday night for their home in
Detroit, Michigan. During their
stay in the city they were guests of
Mrs. Graham’s niece, Mrs. Maggit
McPhualJ, 2207 1-2 North 27th ave.
Mr. Alfred Allen, 2521 Blondo Pt .
undewent a tonsillotomy Saturday
morning at the Methodist hospital.
Mr. Allen is progressing nicely a
the present at his home.
Mrs. J. W. Walker 0f Chicago is
visiting her daughter, Mrs. Ruby
Mrs. Marie Gray, 3011 Miami St
and her charming daughter. Miss
Marion spent the week end in Lin
coin, visiting cousins, Mr. and Mrs.
Clifton Green and son. They report
ed a very enjoyable time.
MR. FRANK ROBINSON
Funeral services for Mr. Frank
Robinson were held last Monday
afternoon at the St. John Baptist
Church with Rev. E. Johnson offic
iating. Mr. Robinson who had been
ill for almost two years, passed a
way Wednesday morning at his
home, 1411 North 27th St. Among
the survivors are two sons, Jerry
and Rev. Eddie Robinson, and a
granddaughter of Blytheville, Ark.
Burial was in Forest Lawn Ceme
MRS. MARY GLOVER j
Last rites were held Monday
morning for Mrs. Mary Glover from
St. Benedict church. Mrs. Glover
passed away last Wednesday after a
‘hree weeks illness. She leaves to
nourn her loss, her husband, five
ns. th ee daughters, eight grand
hilJren and a host of friends. Rur
al was in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Kitty Brown, 2304 North
25th St., and sjst r, Mrs. Del a
Fields of Denver. Colorado wer»
called to Cincinnati, Ohio, to b? at
the bedside of their sister. Mrs. Ada
Catching, who passed away Sept.
5th. Funeral services were held at
Mt. Zjon Baptist Church. Mrs.
Fields enroute to Denver stopped
over in Omaha for a week with Mrs.
YOUNG PEOPLES’ FELLOWSHIP
The Young People's Fellowship of i
St. Philip’s Church had its fall open
ing Sunday, Sept. 20, 1942 at the
home of Miss Florence James 3112
Corby Ct. As usual the opening
meeting was devoted to the elect
ion of officers and the reading of
the Constitution. The following
are the new officers: Florence Jam
es, Presidtnt; Beverly Stams, Vice
President; Beulah Coleman, Secret-1
ary; Rozella Thomas, Assistant and i
Corresponding Secretary; Marilyn
Fowler, Treasurer. Two commu
tes were appointed by the President.
A membership committee whose
chairman is Marilyn Fowler, A Pro
gram Committee whose Chairman
is Peggy Anderson. Plans were
made for as many members as pos
sible to attend the joint Fellowship
meeting at “All Saints" 26th and
Dewey St., Sunday Sept. 27, at 6:30
p. m. AM members who are able to
go are to meet at the home of Mrs.
J. D. Crawford 2214 North 28th ave,
at 6 p. m.
Florence James, Pres., Rozella
Thomas, Corres Secy., Mrs. J. D.
Crawford, Father G A. Stams, SpOn
NAACP BENEFIT PARTY
There will be a b.nefit party Sat
urday, Sept. 26th starting at four
o’clock. Dinner and plenty amuse
ment. Proceeds of the party will
go to the NAACP.
All are urged to attend.
The Mother Club of the South
Side Tenance are planning to have a
important program an refreshment
for the mothers of the clubs and we
are very interested to have more of
the mothers to join.
Mrs. Mildred Bailey, Pres.,
by Mis. Vivian Patterson.
Mrs. J. W. Walker of Chicago is
visiting her daughter, Mrs. Ruby
VISITS IN KC
Mrs. Russell Cook, Seward St.
Plaza, accompanied by her two sons
Joseph and Russell, visited in Kan
sas City, Mo., over the week end.
The meeting was opened at 3.30
p. m. at the home of Marcelene Fa?
land. Our guest speaker, Mrs. Lois
Goode, gave us a very interesting
talk centered around personality.
We discussed getting club pins and
our sponsor will look into the mat
ter of prices. We also made tenta
tive plans for a Dutch Treat. The.
meeting was closed at 5:00 p. m.
and our hostesses served a delicious
Doris Pittman, President, Beverly
WORKMEN S CLUB
5219 1-2 South 29th St.,
The Workmen’s Club sponsored
heir annual child- n’s picnic, Sepr,
20th- Seventy children attended an
also many of the parents. P'cnlc
Committee: Mr. A. J. Jenkins, Chair ,
man. Mrs Frankie Jackson. Miss
Hallie Wright. Miss Fanny Houston
and Mrs. Hazel Smith- The child-1
ren’s contest was continued. Date I
will be announced in next week'? I
On Friday, Sept. 25th, Mrs. Row- I
ena Sudduth and Mr. Homer Drew
will entertain the regular and so
cial members of the club. The-e
will be amusements and lunches.
Time 3 p. m. All are invited.
SOCIAL GROUP OF WORKMEN’S
The Social Group elected officers
at a special meeting, Thursday.
Mrs. Sudduth was elected Chairman,
Mrs. Evelyn Thancey, Secreta-v.
and Mrs. Houston, Entertainment.
The meeting was very well attend
ed. Plans were made for the Sept
ember Birthday Party which will he
Sept. 27th- Refreshments will be
served free. All social members
are urged to attend.
Bingo Party. . _ The date will be
announced next week. Look for it.
Mr. Robert Starnes, 2720 R. St.,
is reported ill in the Veteran’s hos
pital in Lincoln, Nebraska. Mrs.
Hazel Sampson, 2816 R. St., is also
WORKMAN’S CLUB AND HOME
DEFENSE CLUB STAMP PARADE
Many children took part in the
parade The stamp sale was report
ed by the Chairman, Mrs. Frankie
Jackson to have been a huge suc
cess. Refreshments were served
free and pictures were made of the,
sale. We urge all to join in the
weekly stamp sale.
HOME DEFENSE CLUB NEWS
2919 Q Street
The dance which was sponsored
for the youth of the comiftunity was
very well attended, Saturday Sept.
19th. Miss Hallie Wright was in
charge. The next dance is expected
to be about October 3.
SOUTH OMAHA NEWS
Mrs. Anna Moore. Proprietor of
Anna's Cafe, 2729 Q Street, has re
turned from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Sept.
20th. where she attended the bedside
of her mother. Mrs. H. T. Napier
and sister. Mrs. Sadie Russau. Mrs.
Moore reports that both were well
on the road to recovery when ?he
Ms. Susie Wood of Dennison, Tex
as, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Leona
Starks, 5217 South 29th St.
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