The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, February 20, 1943, City Edition, Image 1
— -x. 'v -v \A»\rt>,mnTJ7i7i7.7 r * foul Reading i A KOI ST ACCREDITED NEGRO NEWSPAPER WEST OF CHICAGO AND NORTH of K ANSAS CITY —MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED NEGRO PRESS .^bSS,??££"&•.^F' N'br“k* Saturday, Feb. 20,1943 Our 16th Year, No. 2 City Edition, 5c Copy ~ - - — ~ ' - -' ■ ■ ' ' - - ^ ' — KEEP- EM ROLLIN-ALONG w,.™ iT n /ADf . ... . _ By Bureau of Public Relation*. U. S. War Dept.. W**h.. D. O. WAACS AT WORK—Auxiliaries Ruth Wade of Detroit, Mich., and Lucille Mayo (left to right demonstrate their ability to service trucks as taught them during the training period at Fort Dei Koines and put into practice at Fort Huachuca, Ariz. Defends Color Issue In Dean Pickens Case PULLMAN EMPLOYES RETURN $110,000 IN LOST CASH, JEWELRY IN 1942 CHICAGO. Feb. 17 (ANP)—Pull man Porters and car service em ployes had their long-time reputa tion for honesty boosted again last week with the announcement tb;? during more than $80.00 if> cash end $30,000 in jewelry, mislaid and lorgotten in Pullmans by sold iers end civilians, was restored to owners by the company. Total valu? of the $100,000 items of personal property, exclusive of c^sh and jewelry, that was restored in 1942 to customers through the lost •'••Ed found department of th3 Pullman company amounted to “sev eral hundred thousand dollars", it was estimated. A careful record is kept of property lost and turned in. end in each case a merit cita tion is made on the individual em ploye’s sendee record. FATHER GIVES 12 SONS TO ARMED FORCES HARTSVILLE, S. C„ Feb. 17 (AK P)—Richard Xicholson, 58 year old I>ai Lngton county farmer, says his 12 sons. Andrew, Dan. Raymond. Pies, Bill. Geaham, Fred, Dock Will I Ezekiel and Isaac, are all serving in the armed forces. Xichol3on says he has 12 other children. “FAILING IN RESPONSIBILITY TO MINORITY GROUPS” FOOD RATIONING POINT PLAN MARCH! Declaration of excess stocks of commercially canned and proessed foods on nand as oi February 21J 1943. and for excess coffee on hand as of November 28, 1942. in order to obtain War Ration Book Two, will lie made by means of the Con sumer Declaration form released M 3a;.s:in m vm i • aua «an 1 Marriage Reception Mr. John Albert Smith will nun ounce the marriage of his daughter , Celestine Alberta to Mr. Marcellus Allen Ransom at a invitational re ception to be held Sunday evening, February 2S, 1943 from 5 until 8 o'clock at 2631 Grant Street. —.. -1 ■ ■ • this week by the Office of Price Ad ministration. Registration of everyone who is eligible for War Ration Book Two will begin during the week of Feb ruary 22. Actual rationing will lie gin on March 1, In addition to presenting War Ra tion Book One.. ..the sugar, coffee and shoe book_..at the registrat ion site, it will be necessary for some responsible member of the family to'fill out and sign the Con sumer Declaration for all the fam ily. The Declaration asks for the excess amounts of coffee on hand as of November 28, 1942, when cof fee rationing started, and of ex cess canned goods on hand as of OPA Form No. R-1301 United states of America OFFICE OF PRICE ADMINISTRATION Form Approved. Budget Bureau No. 06-R126-42 One copy of this Declaration must be filed with the Office of Price Administration by each person applying for War Ration Book Two for the members of a family unit, and by each person who is not a member of a family unit. File at the site designated. Coupons will be deducted for excess supplies of the foods listed below according to the schedules announced by the Office of Price Administration. CONSUMER DECLARATION _ Processed Foods and Coffee — - -1 I HEREBY' CERTIFY' that I am authorized to apply for and receive a B ar Ration Book Two for each person listed below who is a member of my family unit, or the other person or persons for whom I am acting whose War Ration Book One I have submitted to the Board; That the name of each person and number of his or her JTar Ration Book (hie are accurately listed below; That none of these persons is confined or resident in an institu tion, or is a member of the Armed Forces receiving subsist ence in kind or eating in separate messes under an officer’s command; That no other application for IT ar Ration Book Two for these persons has been made; That the following inventory statements are true and include all indicated foods owned by all persons included in this Declaration: Co Wee 1. Pounds of coffee owned on November 28, 1942, minus 1 pound for each person included in this Declaration whose age as stated on War Ration Book One is 14 years or older. ..... _ , 2. Number of persons included in this Declaration whose age as stated on ar Ration Book One is 14 years or older... Cammed Food* Include all commercially canned fruits (including spiced); canned vegetables; canned fruit and vegetable juices; canned soups, chili sauce, and catsup. Do not include canned olives: canned meat and fish: pickles, relish; jellies, jams, and preserves; spaghetti, macaroni, and noodles: or home-canned foods. — --—1 i 3. Number of cans, bottles, and jars (8-ounce size or larger) of commercially packed fruits, vegeta bles, juices and soups, chili sauce and catsup owned on February 21. 1943. minus 5 for each person included in this Declaration. . . _—— - 4. Number of persons included in this Declaration... The name of each person included in this Declaration and the number of his or her War Ration Book One is: Print Name Number 1.__ 2.__ 3. __ 4. ___ 5. ___ 6. __ 7. ___ 8, _ __ If additional space is needed, attach separate sheet ~ ^ NOTICE.—Section Si (A) of the United State* Criminal Code make* it a criminal offense, punishable by a maximum of II years' imprison ment. 110.000 fine, or both, to make a false statement or representation as to any matter within the jnrisdie teen of any department or agency of the United States. (Signature of applicant or authorised"] agent) I and StmtmTi ' FATHER VERY LOW SICK WANTS TO FIND DAUGHTER Mr. Homer D, Hightower and Mrs, Mae Laumpkin Hightower want to get in touch with their daughter, Miss Mary Lou Hightower. Anyne knowing the whereabouts of Miss Mary Lu Hightower, please get in touch with Mr. C. C. Galloway at The Omaha Guide office, 2420 Grant St., Phone Webster 1517, February 21, the first day of the “freeze” before point rationing be gins. The figure for coffee can be ar rived at by taking the total number of pounds on hand as of November 28 and deducting one pound for each person whose age is stated as 14 years or older on War Ration Book One. the OPA said. For canned goods it will be nec essary to include all cans, jars and bottles containing eight ounces or more of rationed commercially pack ed foods, in evcess of five contain ers for each member of the family. Canned olives, canned meat and fish, pickles, relish jellies, jams and ' I preserves: spaghetti, macaroni and ' noodles or home canned foods are not rationed and do not have to be counted. For example, if a family of five has on hand 30 assorted cans, jars or bottles of commercially packed peas, beans, corn, ketchup, soup or fruit juices, that family will only have to declare a total of five con tainers. or one for each member. OPA officials suggest that house i wives might find it convenient to make this “pantry census” on Sun day. February 21, by spreading their pantry supplies on the kitchen table and eliminating all the items that do not have to be declared. The smaller cans, containing less than eight ounces (such as baby foods) ca then be put back on the iiiiiiiiiiMiinimiMiiii '.i ■■ ii in m ii ■■ i Miii shelves. By counting out five cans for each member of the family and restoring them to the shelves, the housewife will have left the exact number of containers she must state on the Consumer Declaration form of shown below on this page. One eight point blue stamp will be detached from War Ration Book Two for each can stated on the de claration form, but no more than half the monthly ration will be re moved from any book. An over supply will be noted on the ration book and the stamps torn out of the next ration book for canned and processed foods. In the case of coffee, one stamp will be removed from War Ration Book One for each pound over the allowable amount. OPA officials emphasize that this “tailoring” of War Ration Book rwo is in no sense a penalty- Ra ther. they sav, it is a means of starting off the rationing program on as equal a footing as possible for all citizens. (See page four ft>r further details* ELLINGTON MAT GIVE MORE CONCERTS NEW YORK. Feb. 18 (ANP)—The success of the Duke Ellington con cert at Carnegie hall, has given rise to plans fer a series of such events in various cities during the spring •nd summer. The William Morri agency which books Ellington is alying the ground work for a tour through the east and middle west. > JAPAN NO FRIEND OF NEGROES savs Randolph (BY LOWELL M. TRICE) INDIANAPOLIS. Feb. 17 (ANP)— Bitterly assailing the united nations for their insincerity of purpose in their dealings and treatment of col ored minority groups residing with in the confines of their democratic structures of governments, A. Philip Randolph, international pres ident of the Brotherhood of Sleep ing Car Porters, addressed an over flowing crowd at a monster mass meeting held at tre Senate Avenue Y.MCA last Sunday afternoon. Using as his subject. “A Program For the Negro in the World Today ’ Mr. Randolph stressed the part that mass Organizations must play if we as a group are to ever obtain oar social, economic and civic rights of first class American citizenship. “Some of our friends will say that the Negro is organized.' he de clared. “Yes that is true. They are chiefly organized into fraternal lodges, churches and social clubs, f Each has a special purpose. But in addition to them, we need fighting organizations like the NAACP and the March on Washington move- [ ment that were created to struggle j for Negro rights. Power lies with the masses- Organization is the source of power, and no fight can be waged effectively without pow- i it er. Declaring that certain defeatists among us are spreading the seeds of disunity with claims that the Ne gro masses cannot be organized. Randolph shouted. “But this is not true- Uncle Sam organized them into the army to fight for democ racy abroad....a democracy which they have never known. Capital ists organizatized them in industry ! to work to help make profits at home.... profits which they never I get. A name band, Satchell Paige, the wonder Negro baseball pitcher, and Joe Louis, the miracle man ’ | boxer, can attract thousands of Ne groes for a jitterbug contest, a base j ball game, or a prize fight. Why can’t the Negro masses be organized I to fight for their rights? “However, to organize the mass- j es. you must go to the masses, in ; • ■-•in tinned on pageS^=2) ...""""■■"••■■iiaaiiaiMiilllllllllimiMHimilillHimimmil “My People ’ Negro Radio pro gm TO BE CARRIED OVER MUTUAL SYSTEM i The Mutual Boadcasting System. ! cooperating with the Office of W ar Information, annuonces the ores entation of the Radio program, ' My People”, under the direction of Dr. i G. Imes, on a coast to coast net I work, beginning last Saturday, Feb. 13th. from 7:00 to 7:30 p. m„ EWT., j an continuing thereafter each week at the same hour. | They invite everyone to tune in on y0ur favorite Mutual Station for this program and send yoUr impres sions to Dr. Imes at 1440 Broad way, Mew York City or to the sta tion to which you are listening. VVOR. NEW YORK MUTUAL OUTLET. REFUSES TO CARRY NEGRO PROGRAM New York. . WOR. key station of i the Mutual Broadcasting System and its only New York outlet, had refused (up to Feb. 12) to carry the new OWI porgram dealing with Ne groes. entitled "My People.” The program was inaugurated Saturday Feb. 13. over 211 stations of the Mu tual system One excuse offered by Mutual is that it has a commercial program occupying 15 minutes of the time re quired by the new program. An otehr report is that some official with authority over WOR program^ is from Georgia and refuses to make any arrangements to carry the new feature. WOR frequently records programs which it cannot carry at the moment and rebroad casts them at other hours. No ■Uch arrangement is being nade for “My People,” it is reported. The inaugural program will had Mrs. Roosevelt. President MOrdecai Johnson of Howard University, j President Frank P. Graham, of the University of North Carolina, am! President Frederick D. Patterson of Tuskegee Institute, as speakers. Roland Hayes sang, his part being j picked up from Los Angeles. G. [ Lake Imes conceived the Series of programs and will direct them. Protest against the refusal of lhe program was filed with Alfred J. McCOsker. president of WOR. by Walter White of the NAACP, who urged the decision be rescinded and the program carried. ? WASINGTOX. Feb. 18 (AXP) De fending the color issue in the Pick ens case. Rep. Charles I. Gifford c-f Massachusetts said: “I did not know anything aboU; William Pickpns until this debase opened. I did not even know he was a colored man. I do not like the idea of bringing the color issue upon the floor in this manner. Most of us did not know Mr. Pickena was & colored man. That should have nothing to do with it. Why drag that red herring across the trail? We love the colored man. I wish he was not colored, because me feeling is more favorable toward him in that he may have done some thing of which he was not fully conscious, in his enthusiasm to help his race.” As part of the day long debate Rep. Knutsen of Minnesota added a , different note when he declared: “I voted for the creation of the Dies committee and for its several extensions. I expect to vote for an other extension, because I feel it is doing a necessary work. But there is an angle to this question that I would like to discuss in the brief time that has been allotted to me, and that should not be over looked. “This body is made up of 435 men and women, of whom 434 belong the Caucasian race and one of the Negro race. I voted to expel from or to prevent any government bur eau employing the 38 communists Chairman Dies read to the house une day last week. I am wondering what the country will say when the people find out that we rejected, by a small margin, the proposal to Place an embargo upon their em ployment in government service, but that when the name of this man Pickens came up, a colored man, a descendant from people who were brought here in Servitude, this great body singled out a poor colored man for punishment and practically gave what amounts to a whitewash to the 37 white companions who were equally or more guilty. I under stand all these fine distinctions, or X hope I do. but the cold fact re mains that we voted on Friday to bar from public employment one. poor colored man. and we refused to take similar action with 37 white men. My God, that is lynch law. it is what is termed shotgun justice out in my country.” GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR NEGRO IN SOUTH, SAYS SPAULDING CHICAGO, Feb. 18 (ANP) Success j is tre most efficient weapon Nepal-1 os have to fight segregation and dis ' crimination says C. C. Spaulding, President of the North Carolina Mu- 1 tual Life Insurance company, in an article appearing in the February issue of Negro Z> pest, a magazine ! of N?gro comment published in ' Chicago at 3507 South Parkway. ‘ If i-rd when Negroes break down j :he undemocratic manifestations in : this country it will be by their o\ n i efforts ” Spaulding states. ‘Equality I and citizenship cannot be legislated. ; Writing on the subject. "If I were j Young Again,’’ Mr. Spaulding, who ; heads one of the largest Negro bus I inesses .n the world, believes thar j To Hastie’s Post CIVILIAN AIDE—The War Department has announced the appointment of Truman K. Gibson, Jr, of Chicago, 111, as acting civilian aide to the Secretary of War. Mr. Gibson succeeds Judge William H. Hastie, whose resignation became effective February 1. 1943. Mr. Gibson has been serving as assistant to Judge Hastie. He was born at Atlanta Georgia, in 1912 and was graduated from the University of Chicago School of Law in 1935, being awarded a degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence. He engaged in the practice of law he Chicago until his appointment to the War Department in 1940. He ■erved as executive director of the American Negro Exposition in Chicago until its conclusion in September, 1940. MANY CHANGES LOOM IN WAR DEPARTMENT WASHINGTON. Fel). 19 (ANPh As a resuh of William Hascie's res ignation as civilian aide to the sec retary of war. many changes are contemplated in the department, it is reported by officials. Sec. Stimson. unaware of tbe ser iousness of the situation, is said to have ordered immediate action and a cessation of practices inimcial to the progress of Negroes in the arm v. the south offers great opportunity for the Negro. "Were the oppor tunity mine as a youth to start life over again," he says, “my choice woiflicfTJe to reen^Ttlte' fWld ofTOV iness in the South. It is here !tf for the Negro offers its greatest challenge.” 4 SOLDIERS DISHONORABLY DISCHARGED FROM ARMY 50 YEARS AT HARD LABOR FOR FOUR; 1 GETS 40 YEARS Phoenix, A;z.. Feb. 16 —Five Ne gro soldi rs were sentenced today by the general court-martial trying 27 on charges growing out of a Thanksgiving day riot which h d to three deaths and injuries to 11 oth ers. Four soldiers were given 50 year* each at hard labor and a fifth was given 40 years. The men also were ordered dishonorably discharged. Changes are expected in several instances in ocmpliance with the charges made by Hastie. Some of the department offici i!-; touched by these changes are nai m Washington at present, but upon their return to their respective ci fices action will be taken favorable to Negro troops. •iiiiii.iiuiiiiisimmiiiiifi iiniusr \ SEEKS TEETH IN KANSAS CIVIL RIGHTS Topeka, Kansas. Feb. 19 (ANP)— Rep. W. K. Tow>rs of Kansas City. Kansas, the only colored member of the state legislature, has introduc ed a bill which would put teeth in the present civil rights statute and if passed, end discrimination against Negroes in places of public accom modation. The original bill was passed in 1874 and has many loop i holes which have enabled persons and places guilty of discrimination to find avenues of escape when prosecuted. Towers has been quite active in the legislature. During the la st session he introduced a bill which was enacted that prohibted labor unions from discrimination in pub lic or private works on account of color. ■.■■"""■'■'■"■"■■"■■■iMtimiiiiHimimmimimiimmimmimiiimmimmimiiiimmimimmim; iiiiiiivii! - la BY COURT OF APPEALS CASE HEARD LAWRENCE MITCHELL COURT OF .APPEALS HEARS HABEAS CORPUS ARGUMENT FOR LOUISIANA SOLDIERS NEWORLEANS, La.—Argument.' on the petition for habeas corpus in the cases of three colored sold iers convicted on a rape charge were heard here February 10 by the U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the fifth circuit with Judges Sibley. Holmes and McCall sitting. The hearing was on the order to show cause why the writ, served on Warden Ryan of the Federal Deten tion headquarters should not be is sued. RICHARD P. ADAMS* u. S. Attorney LaFargue, who convicted the three men. repres ented the warden and argued that the court did not have jurisdiction to issue the writ- XAACP special Counsel Thurgood Marshall cited a late case. Adams vs. Warden, et a! !S7 L. Ed. 209) where the U. S. Su preme Court held the CCA could issue a writ where an appeal was pending if such an act was neces sary to caintain its jurisdiction ov er the case, in the present case m appeal is pending. The court decided to take the matter under advisement. The JOHN W. BORDENAVE three soldiers, Lawrence Mitchell, John Bordenave and Richard P. Adams were convicted of criminal attack on a white woman last sum mer. The trial was held in a feder al court. NAACP lawyers were called into the case after the con viction to carry on the appeal. Their petition for a h ibeas corpus writ (which would free the men) is based on their contention that the United States government technic ally, had no jurisdiction in the first instance, and that the conviction of the men in a federal court was il legal.