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ENTERTAINS AT PHEASANT
Airs. Hiriam R. Greenfield wafl
hostess, honoring Mrs. Velma rtose
Davis, former Omahan now ie»id
ing in Chicago, who h;is visted her
parents Capt. and Mrs. Jewell Rose
The hostess served Pheasant
menu at the luncheon given at her
home Friday January 22nd at 2
o'clock. A mogt delightful affair
was enjoyed by all. Covers were
laid for seven including the hostess.
Others present were Mrs. J. C. Har
ris Jr., Mrs Jewell Rose Jr, Mrs.
Herbert Wiggins Jr., Mrs. Charlene
Harrison and Mrs. A. L. Hawkins,
The Women Work of Church of
the Living Cod CWFF will hold
their next meeting 0n January 2i»th
at the home of the Secretary Mr.“I.
Jennie Lewis 2212 Burdette St.
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S. JOHN AME. CHURCH
Rv. E. F. Ridley, Pastor
Kuby B. Reese. Reporter
The Union Service will be held
at the Pilgrim Baptist Church on
Sunday, January 31st. Sermon to
(be delivered by Rev. E. F. Ridley
and music by his choir.
St- John extends sympathy to
Mrs- Louise Strawther and family
•n the death of her sister, Mrs. El
la Harper; to Mrs. M. Fowler on
the death of her mother, Mrs. Mar
garet Gordon; Mrs. Mayme Fiffer
and Mrs. Mattie Johnson on the
death of their daughter and nie -.e,
Mrs. Margaret Rita Curry.
The Methodettes will hold a tea
at the parsonage, 2416 Bjnney St-,
Sunday, February 7th from 3 p. m.
to 7 p. m.
CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD
CWFF, 1906 North 24th St.,
Rev. S. K. Nichols, Pastor,
Rose Oliver, Reporter,
Sunday school . ...._.. 9:45
Morning Service ..11:30
YPPU. . .6:00
Evening Service ..7:30
Wed. night Service ..__7:30
Women’s Work Fri. night. .. .8:00
Sunday we had grand service. We
had a lovely Sunday school with a
grand attendance of 23 pupils,
which was remarkable for such cold
The morning service were carr
ied Out. grand.
Our pastor preached an inspiring
sermon. His subject was “Who So
Keepeth his Mouth and Tongue,
Keepeth his soul from Trouble.”
Dear ones that was indeed a remark
able sermon and there were so many
things you could learn from the
subject and sermon.
Sunday night we had a grand
time in the Lord. Our pastor de
livered the sermon. The subject
for Sunday morning January 31,
1943 will he “The Lord Shall Fight
for you and you shall h°ld your
peace." Sunday night “Lost Love”.
Everyone is invited to attend our
NOTICE—We are expecting a
great Evangelist from out of the
city. So watch this paper for the
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is not an isolated administrative
blunder committed by McNutt- 1
know that McNutt has privately told
other officials he was acting at the
direction of the White House, and
was ready to “take the rap” for his
chief. It is obviously unlikely,
moreover, that the Manpower Com
missioner would have made so con
troversial a decision without con
sulting anyone except members of
the Indiana Alumni Association.
The consequences of his action
will be vast—perhaps more serious
tha some Administration officials
want to believe. McNutt's inter
vention in the railroad case threat
ens to overshadow the authentic pro
gress made under the Roosevelt
Administration toward giving the
Negro—and other minorities - a
better break at the employment of
fices- It will give the Axis radio
Plenty to say about our democratic
pretensions- It directly affects ihe
war production, where full employ
ment of Negroes is desperately
needed. And it is a cruel slap in
the faces of Negro, Americans,
cause has been so severly tried :*l
whose devotion to the democratic
The full impact of McNutt’s ac
tion can be seen only in terms of
the FEPC’s background and the cir
cumstances under which it has op
erated. On June 25. 1941, President
Roosevelt issued his celebrated Ex
ecutive Order 8802 declaring it to he
official United States policy “to
encourage full participation in the
national defense program by all cit
izens of the United States, regard
less of race, color, creed, or national
origin.” The order directed that
ill contracts between the govern
ment an dprivate firms should em
body an anti-discrimination pledge
The Fair Employment Practices
Committee was set up to act as an
| enforcement agency. The commit
tee included representatives of the
public—Mark Ethridge, a Southern
publisher, was its first chairman—
of the A. F. of L. and the CIO, of
Negroes, and of industry.
To American Negroes Executive
Order 8802 was a sort of minor E
mancipation Proclamation. It was
more than a pious thought: the or
der established concrete machinery
as well as a firm moral foundation,
for carrying on the struggle agains'j
discrimination. To an equal degree
of course, the order aroused the
'hostility and hysteria of the white
| supremacy fanatics in Congress
| and elsewhere- They have never
• been willing to concede that when
ja Negro asks enual employment
' l ights be is not “propositioning"
the boss’s sister; the FEPC inevit
ably became the target of attack in
all the best lily-white circles. But
it went to work with 1 nprestive
sobriety and a cjear awareness of
the potentialities of the s'tuatioJi.
In retrospect one might say that
the FEPC’s chief defects were the
product of timidity.
After holding public hearings ibo
committee published findings of dis
crimination in many areas and is
sued "cease and desist” directives.
Last April 12, for example, it ex
posed discriminatory practices :ri
ten key manufacturing plant' i'
the Chicago and Milwaukee ar, as.
It hit both employers and unions
There is no way to estimate con
clusively the effectiveness of theso
reports and directives. Function
ing with a meager staff and limit
ed funds, the committee could not
undertake to police as well as to
probe. If defiance of its orders
was extensive, no showdown ever
took place. Reports indicate that,
whatever its limitat ons, (h FEl’Cs
exposures were sufficient in many
important cases to alter long-est
ablished hiring policies. Its act
ivities helped to create a climate > f
opinion in which employers felr a
growing guilt about their tradition
al prejudices—in so far as they af
fected war work. Ths was the <•'
sential b ginning from which great
ly improved practices might dev
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After Pearl Harbor speculation a
rosc immediately as to whether the
Administration would continue its
frontal attack on discrimination or
yeld to pleas for “unity”—on Jim
Crow terms. The FEPC was con
tinued. Government officials from
President Roosevelt down uttered
repeated pleas to employers to
break down racial barriers on the
assembly lines. As the scope of
the war effort became apparent, it
was equally clear that the need fcr
maintaining the anti-discrimination
drive had grown rather than dimin
Yet the FEPC faced mounting re
sistance. Representative Rankin
and other noted Negro-baiters took
the floor of the house to decry its '
activities. Throughout the first
year of its life the committee oper
ated on a budget of $80,000. Then
last July, the President announced
that the FEPC, which hda been an
independent agency directly respon
sible to him. was being merged with
the War Manpower Commission.
This step aroused wide-spread fear
that the agency was slated for slow
death; it was pointed out that its
funds would be subjected to Con-1
gressional approval, that its acts j
would be submerged in the larger
politics of the Manpower Commis
sion. After months of negotiation,
however, McNutt granted what ap
peared to be virtually autonomous
status to the FEPC. He also prom
ised to help obtain an increase in
its budget- I have no reason to be
lieve that McNutt was not earnest
in these commitments. But other
things were taking shape.
For one thing, the State Depart
ment, it is reliably reported, took
exception to hearings which the
committee was planning with re
gard to discrimination against Mex
ican laborers in Texas. The hear
ings did not occur. A high navy
official suggested to the FEPC that
hearings scheduled for the Detroit
area would hamper navy ‘‘morale
building” plans. (I understand
that this protest has been with
drawn since the current row broke
but.) The Railroad Brotherhoods
joined the ra'lway magnates in be
U. S. GETS BARGAINS FOR $>»
Frt Huacuca. Arizona—Here at
Fort Huachuca. Arizona, in the sun
kissed desert with picturesque niOnn.
tains in the background, the Worlds
Largest Negro Military COmmimJ,
and home station of the famous 93d
Infantry Division, Uncle Sam lias
obtained the services of highly qua!
'ified scholars who possess Master,
Bachelor of Science. Bachelor of
Arts and Ph. D. degrees from lead
ing colleges in the country for a
mere $50.00 per month.
The Post boast of having many
such qualified persons among its en
listed personnel. There are mem
bers of the WAAC's, recently sta
tioned at this historical Post, who
vie with the enlisted men for the
coveted scholastic crowns
Private Luis A. Wheatley, 17th
Special Special Service Unit, has a
Bachelor of Arts from Howard Uni
versity. Washington, D. C. Thio
soldier had two years post graduate
course in Psychology at H'ward a’ld
one year post graduate course in
Music at Julliard School of Music,
New York City- Private Wheatley
was instructor of music at Howard
tor two years prior to his entry in- i
to the service.
Private Toye G. Davis, Medical
Detachment. SCU has a Ph. D. from
Harv: id University- Majoring in
ETjogj, he was assigned to the fac
ulty of West Virginia State College
au Assistant Pr 'of Bioi.-.;y
A .-.ing the st'.g radio and con
the ranks, Technical Sergeant Law
rence L. WhisOnant, who has a
Bachelor of Arts from Howard Uni
vesity. Taking advantage of a post
graduate course at Julliard School
of Music in Voice, upon completion
of this course he was made the un
derstudy to “Porgy” in George
Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess.”
Pvt. Arthur D. Gilliard. '7th
Special Service Unit, possesses a i
Bachelor of Science from Arkansas
State College; Pvt. James O. Tea
gue holds a Bachelor of Science
from Knoxville College, Knoxville.
Term.: Pvt. Thomas Wheaterly has
a Bachelor of Science from Ala
bama State Teachers College- Pvt.
FreS W. Alsop, Medical Det-. SOU
has a Ph. D. from the University of
Pennsylvania in Physiology.
In the vanguard of the Woman's |
Auxiliary Corps, Auxiliary Muriel |
K. Falsett, 33d WAAC Company, j
holds a Bachelor of Science in Ed
ucation from W. Va„ State College '
and a Masters Degree in Physical
Education from Columbia Univer3- '
ity, New York City. Prior to her j
entry into the service she was heal j
of the Department of Physical Ed
ucation for Women at West Virgin
ia State College.
Auxiliary Georgia Harris pOsseS
es a Masters Degree from Atlanta
University. At’arta, Ga„ She v.-a~
a teacher in the Public schools of
Indianapolis. Ind ana. Auxilary
Sara Bland, is a graduate nurse
from Los Angeles General Hospital.
She was highly recognized as a Sur
gical Technician for the Army
Nurses Hospital, Fort Baker, Cali
Auxiliary Yeola Lynch holds a
Bachelor of Science in Education
from Brooklyn College, Brooklyn,
N. Y., Prior to her call to the army
she was typist an dclerk for tho
City Department of Welfare, New
hind the scenes pressure to stop
the FEPC investigation. Governor |
Dixon of Alabama defied FEPC'
mandates in that state and virtually
seceded from the Democratic Party.
Most important, however, were the
Congressional elections, the ensu
ing gloom in Administration circl
es. and increased White House de
pendency upon the whims of the
Southern Democrats. McNutt is
expected t ogo before Congress soon
to ask for more money for the Uni
ted States Employment Service and
fewer restrictions on its personnel.
Questions will inevitably be asked
about the FEPC.
The devolpments cited were en
couraging to those within the Adm
lmstration wno wanted to suspend
Private Willie Malone, Co. B, 780
all efforts against discrimination,
and who regarded Mrs. Roosevelt
as an incorrigible idealist. At the
same time, however, the FEPC was
staying in business and appeared on
the verge of obtaining an increase
in appropriate. It had hired Hen
ry Epstein .former soiocitor Gen
eral of New York, to conduct the
long-ad\1ertised railroad hearings.
Epstein and his staff had collected,
their evidence. And in a larger
Sense the FEPC, despite its inade
quacies, was becoming a court of
appeals and a hope for Negroes who
found employment gates slammed in
their faces. Ito needed more men
and more money, but its mere ex
istence was a symbol of the Presi
dent's plans for a new deal for the
Negro. The problem still remained
enormous; a recent survey in rel
atively enlightened New York City
showed that Negroes, who form G.l
per cent of the population, formed
f6 per cent of the unemployed.
Now even the symbol of progress
and hope is slipping away.
Can we afford to ‘‘buy off” the
Southern Democrats at the expense
of the Negroes and other minorit
Military Bn., is the only enlisted
man that can boast of training over
300 dogs at the famous King's Ran
ch. Some of these dogs have been,
seen in action in several of the re
cent motion pictures turned out by
the various studios of Hollywood,
Private Billy Kyles, pianist, for
merly with the John Kirby's big
little band, is with the 368th Infan
try band. Already he has arrang
ed some of the-old classics, giving
them a typcal jump and rhythm
that all the personnel, including of
ficers, enlisted men and WAAJ’s
Subjects appear in above picture
from left to right as chronological
ly treated in story.
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ies? Can we afford it in the face
o fthe man-power demands of the
production program and the crucial
dhaJlenges of pyschological war
fare? To put it bluntly, the hopes
of Negroes have been' raised, and
their disillusionment now be be far
more disactroug than if the Presi
dent had never shown a willingnt-ss
to waes this battle. There are del
icate balances which must be ac
hieved in pushing the campaign a
gainst discrimination; the FEPC
was fully sensitive to them. But
now, swiftly, the President must
act to silence the doubts and des
pair which will envelop the Negro
population. The FEPC must be
kept alive. Its right to function
freely must be reasserted. There
is not much time to retrieve the
ground already lost
The Quack Club held its regular
meeting Friday evening Jan. 15.
with the President presiding. We
had as our guest speaker Miss Elsia
K. Mountain, Executive Secretary
of the Paseo Branch of the YWCA,
of Kansas City, Mo. Miss Mount
ain was introduced by Mrs. Walter
Ervin, and gave a very interesting
and inspiring talk which was en
joyed by all. Rev. Blackmore,
pastor of the Hillside Presbyterian
Church led us in our Worship Ser
vice. then we adjourned until next
Anna May Kennedy. Pres., Oliv
ia Johnson, Reporter.
The PTA. entertained the grad
uates of Howard Kennedy school
Tuesday with a tea and program.
The principle speaker was Mr. R.
R. Brown. Those graduating were
as follows:: Donald Eugene Allen,
Farnk Anderson, Gerald Roland
Baugh, Pauline Beverly Berry, Ar
nold Hiddex, Kathryn Nina Cole,
Delores Frances Esparza, Ruth
Othello Faulkner, Jacqueline La
vina Ooodlett. Jean Louise Jones,
Sanjuel Lee. Barbara Jean Long.
Wiltha Lee Miles, Aletha Harriet
Norman, Frances Washington,
Clara Mae Watson, Virginia Louise
West. Velma Williams.
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