The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, March 06, 1943, City Edition, Image 1
Good Reading 5 c f f AT TOUR / /L DRUG JUSTICE/EQUAlM[f/^ HEW TO THEUNE LARGEST ACCREDITED NEGRO NEWSPAPER WEST OF CHICAGO AND NORTH OF KANSAS CITY —MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED NEGRO PRESS phL0f^l'.?5T;ha’ Nebra!lk‘ Saturday. March 6,1943 OUR 16th YEAR-No. 4 City Edition, 5c Copy Lawy’rs Guild ask Full Negro-Integration “Miss Dillard” Says " Industrial Discrimin ation Takes New Form” LINCOLN U STUDENTS GET WAR LOANS Sengestacke, Johnson, Visit Omaha Mr. John M. Sengs taeke. Presi dent and General Manager of The j Chicago Defender and Mr. Rudolph Johnson, Mechanical Supt- of the Defender plant, were in Omaha ■ Wednesday for a brief stopover. While here they visited the plant' of The Omaha Guide and discussed ; various newspaper topics with Mr. C .C. Galloway, with whom they had dinner at King Yuen's Cafe. They visited with Mr Edward Kil- ! lingsworth. -whose family and Mr. I Johnson’s family are friends of I , Jefferson City. Mo.. March I— i Qualified students, majors in chem I istry and physics at Lincoln Cm- I versity now ha*fc available to them i loans from the United States goAr- ! i ernment to assist them in acceier- | ating their programs for the more i j rapid completion of their studies, it was learned from Dr. Walter It. Talbot. Chairman of the University Council of Defense. This assistance—intended to aid in meeting the shortage of trained ! personnel in certain fields in the j war effort—is administered thru j the United States Commissioner or (continued page 2) I long acquaintance. Mr. Sengstacke and Mr. Johnspn who came down to Council Bluffs to talk over mechanical problems with George Fouts of the Council j | Bluffs. Non-Pareill, left for Chic- j I ago. late Wednesday night. Appropriately chosen queen of MISS HELEN MATHIEU A sOp beauty of Dillard university. New hmore, Miss Mathieu was selected Orle;iH3. in a recent contest soon b>' the general vote of the student sore< by The Crisis magazine, e/as body, and her Picture appears in this Crescent City cr ole lasts ; the February issue The Crisis. t New York. March 1 (ANP) Lor enzo F. Davjs. industrial director of the Brooklyn Urban League, stated in an address at the Inter racia cllub Friday that. ■Dsicrim ination in industry has taken dif ferent forms. While the Negro worker is not being totally exclud ed. his skin is definitely not being utilized.” Numerous skilled Negro work ers. according to Mr. Davis, hu'-e been referred to war industries where they have been forced to take jobs in janitorial or helper capacities. In training. Negroes have been barred in mnv instances due to lack of part time courses for those employed in other work and because of regulations making available training to persons who have had previous industrial exper ience before those who have been barred fom industry in the past were chosen. Analyzing the problems facing Negroes in securing war industry' jobs, the speaker pointed out that during the period in which FEPC. controversy was at ith height and at the time of issuing of the “work Or fight” order, it was practically impossible to obtain jobs for Ne (Cont-nued on pagel^=4> Wilberforce Lniversity Celebrates 87th Founders ’ Day HASTIE VICE PRESIDENT; OTHERS ON BO ARD DR. WOODARD ADVOCATES«. OPENING OF COLI.EGFL OF FV1NEER1' 3 AND POST I ill DU ATE WO.I v WILBERFORCE. March 1 lANI', Wilberforce ought to start Plann ing for post war education by op ening a first-class college of en gineering and by developing a real university that would offer post graduate training. declared Dr. 3 mdley Woodard, professor of ma thematics at Howard University and a Wilberforce alumnus of the class of 1903. in a scholarly address given on the 87th anniversary of (Continued on page|^”41 Healer UEV. S. K. NICHOLS of Chicago j one of the world's greatest Evan- j gelists and Divine healers through I him Clod has healed hundreds of j people and worked miracles and I special miracles. His power is so great that God heals over the phone and out of the cities thru (hi ggreat Divine- Call JA. 3229 or meet him at the Church of the Living God. 1906 North 24th St. He is in a great demand. Rev. Harrell, the Secy of the Brotherhood is calling him in Kansas City to come and run a nother healing meeting and Bishop Scott of Oklahoma City and Bish op Newsgrove of Tulsa, Okla. also is calling him to come and run an other 10 days meeting for him. And Overs eering Elder Wiley Scruggs of Topeka. Kansas- All want him, so we that are here in Omaha have something to be proud of. We are having a great healing service Sunday night Mar ch 7th. Come out and b? healed and helped by the power of dod. Rev. Nichols received a tele pohne message last night that Chi cago needs him back home .b’lt we say that Omaha needs him more. i “INEQUALITIES OF MINORITY GROUPS, | CANNOT Be IGNORED Says DuBois ! Under the sponsorship of tl»e Women's Defense Club, which was organized to encourage the pur chase of war stamps and bonds, | a lecture by the noted lecturer and ' author. Dr. W. E. B. DuBois was | held before an audience of approx ; imatelv four hundred persons at the Pilgrim Baptist Church Sun day- afternoon. j Dr. DuBoise told his appreciat ' ive audience that the second world war is in many ways a race war and that the problems of race in J equality cannot be ignored. I “War has been constant for 40 ! years." he said. “Why didn't we recognize it? Because we believ ed the series of wars were hammer ing a new sort of order, a finer life. “Our whole teaching was that a small part of the world was gett ing a great uplift and benefit at the expense of the majority. Then came the first world war. a tre mendous jolt.” He pointed out France was fac ed with the race problem after bringing in hundreds of thousands of Sengalese to act as shock troops in the first world war. England had its Indian troops The United States still hadn't quite decided the status of its Negroes in the armed services. Social problems arise, he said, when colored copper miners in the Belgian Congo work at 30 cents a day and whites in Montana mines at *8 to *10 a day. “I suspect that Mr. Churchill spends as much for sigars in one month as an Indian family spends ! in one year.” A world traveler. Dr. DuBois is head of the Atlanta. Ga., univers ity's department of Sociology. On Monday he conducted a con sumer's cooperative meeting at the , YWCA, at 2 p. m. and at 8 p. m, he ‘ held a second conference at the Urban League Community center. The net proceeds of the lecture will be invested in war bonds and stamps. FORMER PRESIDENT OF LINCOLN NURSES DIES New York, March 1 (ANP) Mrs. Adah B. Thams Smith, one of the organizers and former presidents of the National Association for colored graduate Nurses, died at Lincoln hospital, on Sunday. Fun eral services were held at St. Marks church. In 1936 Mrs. Smith was awarded the Mary Mahoneu medal by the national association of colored graduate nurseB for her history of ‘Negro nurses, the "Pathfinder. ' Plain Talk... BY ELMER ANDERSON CARTER “THE STRONG MEN GIT STRONGER.” —STERLING BROWN i The United States is preparing to put 1LOOO.OOO men in its armed forces. They will be the pick of American manhood. physically sound and mentally alert. They will receive a course of training,1 the like of which has never before been given to American soldiers. They will be trained to undergo extraordinary hardship, to master a hundred different ways of killing othe men.... by rifle and machine gun fire, by hand grenades by planting mines, by bayonet, and knife thrusts, by clubbing and strangulation. They are going to be trained to face death in a thou sand horrible forms and to keep going. They will be tough men prepared to fight at the drop of the hat in Africa or Asia, or Eur j ope. under the burning rays of the i equatoial sun or the icy blasts of he arctic circle. These are the kinds of men who I have conquered the world, who ! drove the Indian from his hunting grounds in North America and South America, and who crushed the native peoples of Africa and India, and Australia, and the Is lands of the Sea and put them to work so that they, their conquer ors. could take gold and silver and precious stones and timber and ev ery other form of natural wealth back to their distant homelands. These are some of us who say: “We should worry if we are not permitted to fight. Let the white folks do the fighting if they want to. Let them pay for their racial and color prejudice, For every colored boy who doesn't have to fight, a white boy must fight and perhaps die." This doesn’t make sense. We want complete participation in this war as Americans. We are opposed to the Jim Crow Army be cause a Jim Crow Army is compel led to be less efficient than an Army where the color and race of a soldier is not a badge of infer iority. But above all we want to fight wherever the fighting is. We know what we can do. We Know that if given the proper training and a chance, colored boys will meet the best fliers of Japan and Germany and oUtfly them .out fight them, outgame them and knock them out of the skies. We know that if given the train, ing and leadership colored boys will drive their tanks to the rim of hell and back again_..and when it comes to rough work in close, to clubbing, strangulation, the deadly use of the bayonet and the knife, colored boys will take the Germans and Japs to school Grade I B. But a great fighting unit must have the spirit and will to fight. And segregation with its inevitable inequalities and insults chills the fighting ardor of Amer ica's colored soldiers. And Yet: We hope that at least a million American colored men will be tak en into the armed forces and sub jected to training no matter how rigid it may be. We want combat troops, trained as other Americans are being trained. And we want to see them get their chance on the battle front, wherever the bat tl efront may be- We know that many will be woundei and maim ed and killed_but we also know that some will return. And those who return will be tough men, for they will have en dured hunger and cold and weary marches and engaged in fierce battle and looked with unblinking eyes upon death. Peace demands men no less courageous than war. And when this war is over perhaps more than any time in its history America's colored population must have in its ranks tough men who are not. afraid. —E. A. C. NEW YORK GIRL APPOINTED SECRETARY TO WHITE DEAN New York March l (ANP) — Ap pointment of Maxine Lane as Sec retary to the dean of Manhattan ville College of the Sacred Heait. has caused a disturbance among many of the alumnae since the in stitution opened its doors to Ne groes only a few years ago. Miss Lane has until recently, served as secretary t° the editor of “The Crisis” magazine. She at tended the Harlem YWCA busin ess and secretarial school where she won many awards for effic iency. Manhattanvilie stresses th • study of Negro history and Baa sponsored many interracial meet ings. CHICAGO, March 2 CANP) Judge William Has tie was cne of seven vice presidents chosen by the Na tional Lawyers guild at the term ination of a three day convention during which the guild went on ercord for the ‘'complete inegtra tion of Negroes into all phases of our national life.’’, urged abolition of the poll tax and the w-hite pri mary an dthe continuance and strengthening of the FEPC and condemned all discriminatory prac tices and Segregation in the armed forces and in industry. A half dozen prominent Negro lawyers from various parts of the country were named to the national execu tive board. Formed seven years ago, the guild, contrary to the policies of the American Bar association and other national organizations of at torneys, has always admitted Ne groes to its ranks and has consist ently spoken against Jim Crow. One of the points made by Robert W .Kenny, California attorney gen eral and president of the guild, in t his presidential address, was that 1 all organizations of attorneys in- 1 dicate their support of democracy by erasing color bars in their con stitutions. Negro delegates to the convention included: Sidney Jones, Euclid L. Taylor and Earl B. Dic kerson of Chicago: Elvin Daven port. LeBron Simmons of Detroit: Thurgood Marshall of New York and Loren Miller of Los Angeles. In its resolution condemning dicirimn \ discrimination against Negroes I an dother minority groups .the guild was emphatic in calling for the gnting of commissions to Ne gro lawyers ir. the offices of the judge advocate general and the provost marshal and for their em ployment in all ranches of the gov ernment particularly in war agenc ies such as the Office of Price Ad ministration. It also urged that cifortP Of southern congressmen t oeut off appic priations for Me rro ad’ isors an-i consultants to various government bureauh and departments he defeated, asserting that where they rad performed their functions t* e yhad beet, r-f great assistance .n defeating dis criminatory me-sc res in govern ment and in integratig Negroes .r, to industry Supgort of the i . in iot a mix-„d army division was -ils., voiced hy the vuild us a i - -: jiv^rd the enc: i'jg rf segregation ja ti e arm d forces. In its rcsolmio i • rging con uai.ee and i i ren: i h.» mg of the fair Employment I rakes imm i ittee. the guild asseted that the na tion cannot be mobilized for total war unless the services of all A mericans. without regard to rue . creed or color, are utilized and pointed out that the FEPC had • continued on page£5g^2) ‘TuneIn’ for Our Radio Broadcast Over CBS., Saturday, March 6th; 2:30 P. M. 5 tfHE FIRST NEGRO 1 NEWSPAPEORtEDOM'S E JOURNAL,'WAV fOUNDED I ; IN 1827, BY JOHN B. g ' RU^WOR^1' I _-- . . —_—- - .."**J*~*a-y™ STILL A WEAPON FOIL FREEDOM!" Old Folks Home Assn Starts Membership Drive for Year The Board of Directors of the 3 Colored Old Polks’ Home Assn. Inc., has authorized a drive for memberships to begin Feb. 21 and ending March 21st- A report of this effort will be announced at an informal open house reception at the home 933 North 25th St. The drive will be conducted un der the chairmanship of Mrs. Thos Goodwin and a committee consist ing of Mesdames John Albert Wil liams. Herbert Wiggins. C. R J Singleton. L S. McPherson and C. W. Jewell | The membership fee is one dol lar per year and is open to men and women. Any member nay vote and hold office. The Colored Old Folks Home Assn, is a Com munity Chest Agency from which it received $1,624.30 last year for the general upkeep of the Home. No funds however are provided for the care of the property itself The funds derived from this drive will be used for this purpose. The Colored Old Folks ASSn. was organized 25 years ago by the late, Mrs. Martha Taylor-Smith and a 1 group o fearnest women, who felt there was a crying need for a Place such as this, in which the aged members of our group could find shelter and comfort in the evening of their lives. The first Home was a humble six room house at 3029 Pinkney Street. The present Home is a spacious, strictly modern, fully e quipped 12 room house, located at --— — — — — —■-- — - — — - 933 North 25th St- Living there are nine regular residents under the loving understainding care of Mrs. Florence Johnson, the effic ient Maton. A nominal fee is re quired for board and lodging. Any one wishing to enter the home may obtain the necessary information by calling Mrs. Johnson at JA. 0704. The officers and directors of the Old Folks Home' Assn ate aS f"l lows: Mrs. John Albert Williams, Pres.. Mrs. P. H. Jenkins, Vice | Pres. Mrs. C, H. Singleton. Secy, 1 Mrs. Gertrude James. Asst Secy. Mrs- Vera L. Harris, Treas. Mesdames Pearl Brummel. Thos Goodwin, Evelyn Murray, Cecelia W. Jewell, Herbert Wiggins, Jen nie Scott, Gussie McPherson and Florence Riggs. Messrs: H. W. Black, J, D, Lewis Chas- Solomon. Rev. L. A, Story, and Rev. G. A. Stams. The Assn meets the first Thurs day in each month at the Home from three to four o’clock. Tho public is cordially invited. Rev. G. A. Stams has been con ducting a Bbile study for the past year. Rev. L. A. Story will be chairman of the committee on re ligious services this year. The Board of Directors wiste3 to thank all of the many friends and clubs for the many favors i shown the Home during tha past year. Please lay aside one dollar for a membership in the Colored ! Oju Folks Home Assn, the only social agency in the state of Ne braska founded, owned and oper ated by oUr own race. NOTICE PLEASE Do not pay membership to any one not provided with identifying credentials and stamped receipts. MRS. BOLTON LASHES HOI SK ON OVERTIME PAY Washington. March 2 (ANP) - Once again, Congressman Frances P. Bolton of Ohio took the floor of the house and lashed her fellow representative with - clear logical argument over the matter of over time pay and hour. Deamnding the end of bickering in congress, Mr3. Bolton declared that the war must bs won and that nothing elsec ounts. save proto: tion of the economy. Mrs. Bolton appealed to her col leagues in a floor speech to eval uate everj- bit of legislation “chal lenged by the thought of our nie.i overseas." The Ohioan, who is noted for her many benevolences to Negroes and her intense interest in their pro gress and welfare, has two sons in the army, both of whom have given splendid accounts of them selves. EMPLOY DRAMATIC TECHNIQUE IN PROTESTING RR. HEARINGS MARCH ON WASHINGTON WASHINGTON COMMITTEE hold ing huge Post Card sent to Pres ident Franklin D. Roosevelt Sat On Saturday’, February 20th, the St. Louis Unit of the March on Washington Movegnent employed a dramatic technique in sending a giant post card to President Rooee ■velt. protesting the cancllation of i the Fair Employment Practices Committee railroad hearings. This card carried the names of 32 or ganizations representing over 13, 000 St. Louisians including the leading labor, fraternal, religious. urday, February 20th. 1943. Com mittee from left to right read.:—' Mrs. Thelma Grant. Mr. N. A. Sweets, Mr. E. J, Bradley. Mr. T, character building and civic wel fare groups of the city. "This ap peal” sa-d T. 1;. ..itNeal, Chair man of the Unit. ts e'peca’ly sig nificant because it reveals a now and progressive unanimity of think ing of Negroes on vital issues af fecting them”. The huge card, 60 by 40 inches, was Sent as first class mail and required $3.51 postage. Thousands of telegrams and let D, McXeal. Miss N't • n .we!;. Atty David M. Oran*. M*- Leyton tVeston, Mr. Harold W. Ros3 a id Mrs. Marie Fanc iers and also delegnt ors from all over the country, voicing the in dignation of the Negro people at the lfagra~t vo'ation cf nteit and spirit o1 Ex-cutiv Order N . 8802, have preceded this card. The St. Lou's N^gro ■•'’-imuni'y remains aroused and gravely con cerned .and will continue action designed to have th* FEPC. res tored to the position originally in tended.