The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, July 10, 1943, City Edition, Image 1

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OPEN LETTER ON RACE
PROBLEM
My Dear Mr. Gai.oway:
In response to your recent appeal
for funds I offer this contribution.
When w-fii the people of th'S good
nation learn the "Brotherhood of
Man and the Fatherhood of Goi..
— . We could all be so happy.
Sincerely.
Dr. I. J. VonDruska.
Kan.-Nebr. AME Conference Here July 14-15
2 OMAHA GIRLS JOIN WAGS
Fort Desmoines, la., Jane 28 —
Two Auxiliaries from Omaha are
included in the group of Negro
women who have started training
in the Women’s Army Auxiliary
Corps at First WAAC Training
Center Fort Desmoines, la. Their
Auxiliary rating: is the vs aac e
qulvalent of Private In the Army.
The new WAACS are: Auxiliaries
Bernice Donaldson, 2616 Corby St.,
and Katie C. Beasley, 3501 Burd
ette at.
Encourage your white neighbors to subscribe
to THE OMAHA GUIDE and learn what the dark
er one tenth of the American population is think
ing and doing.
I
J.C. Carey Reelected
Post Commander
On Thursday evening, July 1st,
Jake C. Carey, was reelected com
mander of Theodore Roosevelt Post
No. 30 of the American Legion by
Unanimous vote of the hundred and
seventy-eight members present. A
standing vote was taken and they
rose to their feet as one man.
cheering and applauding when his
name was called. The entire exe
cutive committee and all officers
who have been serving with him,
were reelected along with Com
mander Carey.
In a short talk Commander Car
ey told the members that he in
tended to carry on as before, but
too strive harder, and with the as
sistance of the other officers and
their (the members’) support, he
hoped to show even better results
the coming year.
Jeffries9 “ White Paper99 Scored
NAAC’P PI SHES FOR
FEDERAL ACTION AGAINST
RACE OUTBREAKS
DETROIT, Mich._ .. Coupled
with voicing condemnation of the
Detroit mayor’s "white paper” ab
solving the police force, the NA
ACP this week renewed its effort
to get federal action taken against |
rioting.
In a memorandum to the White
House on June 29, concerning the
epidemic of riots throughout the
nation the Association tersiev out
lined the causes and results of
these outbreaks and made 13 rec
ommendations for the alleviation
of racial strife in the 17 or more
fever spots in the United St-Ues
where rioting is likely to break ut
at any moment.
1. The urging by the NA
The suggestions .which were spec
ific respect to the Detroit situation
were also applicable to the country
at large, the NAACP said. They
Included:
1. The urging by the NAACF
once again at it has repeatedly urg
ed for the past two years of a fire
side chat appealing to the People
of the country to refrain from riot
ing. pointing out the global nature
of the problem of race and the util
ization by our enemies of reports
fCont*nued on page 35^*41
BEAUTICIANS TO MEET
IN ST LOOS
The Twenty-third Annual Con
vention of the National Beauty
Cultujrsts League will be held in
St. Louis, Missouri. August JO-13,
1SW3.
rians have teen completed lor
taking care of the many delegates
and friends exptCted and a full and
complete program, literally studded
v ith educational features is await
ing them.
Rev. Ridley
Pastor-host j
The District Conference which
will convene at St. John’s AME.
Church, 22nd and ‘Willis ave.. will
have the Welcome program of the
Conference the first night, Wedccs
day, July 14 at 3 pm.
The Conference is a two day af
fair, July 14 and loth.
The first meeting wfll be the
Sunday School and ACE. League
Convention together with the Dis
trict Conference. This is the ICnsi
sas-Xebraska Annual Confer me--.
There will be seventeen AME.
Churches represented
Dr. John Adams, presiding E'.dei
will preside.
Rev. S. H. Lewis, Pastor of the
First AME. Church of Kansas City I
Kansas will be the special speak- j
er during the session The theme j
of the Conference will be the Post !
War Problems and Conditions.
There will be visitors from other j
states attending. We are inviting (
| all members and friends to come
out all day each day. Various
clubs of the church will serve on a
different day as host.
Sunday night, July 11 there will
be a special feature by the Mary
E Lee Circle of the Missionary,
sponsored by Mrs. Gladys Ervin.
The rest of the program will in
clude the promotion of the young
people from various departments
of the Missionary.
Mississippi Miss
Miss Mary Kelly who holds a '
Bachelors degree from Spei'n m
College in Atlanta arrived in Chi
cago a few days ago from Vicks
burg. Miss. She is now the guest
of her sister and brother in law.
Mr. and Mrs. Bowen Heffner, 5025
St. Lawrence Ave., M!ss Kelly is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. J,
Kelly of the Mississippi city and
until recently managed the family
grocery business there. She will
reside here premanently. (PPS.)
Movie Star
Sponsors bnily Pledge in N. Y.
TO BROADC AST RADIO (3
PROGRAM SATURDAY 7:30
TO 8.-00 P. M.
New York. NY.—Citizens of New
York's five boroughs are being ask
ed to sign the following pledge of
unity: “We the citizens of New
York say it can’t happen here, but
we want to make sure: moved by a
deep sense of anguish and horror
that in the midst of a war being
fought for democracy there could
be manifestations of racial hatred
and violence against Americans of |
-any race, color or creed, we ptedget:
1. That we shall not be moved
to mob action against any fellow
citizen or group of fellow citizens.
2. That we shall not listen to,
nor repeat, any rumors designed
to divide us among ourselves.
3. That we shall .at all times. I
lice up to the spirit of our Amen- ■
can citizenship and do what is in ;
our power to forward mutual un- |
derstanding and friendliness among j
all the various groups which make |
up our city and our America.
The pledge was conceived by
Jean Muii. popular movie star,
who this week called a meeting of
some forty national organizations
at her home to make plans for a
program of racial unity. The
pledge hag already been signed by
Mayor LaGuardia who along with
Miss Muir and Walter White of
the NAACP addressed the group
at Miss Muir’s home. Active in
circulating the pledge are labor un
ions, church and civic groups and
members of the theatre profession.
Other members of the theatre.
ME. COMMISSION ON AGENDA AND EXPENSES
The commission on agenda and
expenses of the Central Jurisdic
tional conference of the ME, church
which met recently at Gammon
Theological Seminary. Atlanta,
shown after selecting Greensboro,
N. C„ for the 1944 quadrennial con
ference. In the picture, left to
right- first row: Bishop L. H. King,
Bishop A. P. Shaw and Bishop R.
E. Jones.
Middle row: Dr. J. W. Golden. Dr,
M. S. Davage. Dr. Edgar A. T-ove.
and Dr. Dennis A. Bethea: back
row. Dr. Willis J. King. Dr. A. P.
Randolph. Dr. David D. Jones and
Dr. A. R. Howard.
(ANP)
Jewish Rabbis Denounce
Race-riots In U. S. A.
REBIRTH OF KL KLUX KLAN
DESCRIBED AS “DANGER TO
BE RECKONED WITH"
NT WYORK. July 5 fAXT"" A
roused by the recent disturbances
in Beaumont. Texas. Los Angeles,
and Detroit, rabbis here, in their '
Sunday sermons, denounced race
riots as a menace to the war effort
Rabbi Israel Goldstein in Temple
B’nai Joshurun .declared that the
rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan “is a
danger to be reckoned with.” In
radio and screen shocked by the
brutality of the recent riots have
also made known their plan to
wor ktoward greater racial harm
ony. Some of the best known stars
of the entertainment world include
Laurence Tibbett, George Heller,
Jane Cowl, Ralph Bellamy, Tallu
lah Bankhead. Max Gordon, Paul
Robeson. Maxwell Anderson, Serge
Koussevitsky. and James Cagney,
have agreed to sponsor a coast to
Coast broadcast with Wendei! Will
kie dramatizing the Detroit ri«t.
on July 10 from 7:30 to 8 o'clock.
William Robinson will produce the
skit with Paul Muni as one of the
stars.
urging that congress direct its at-€
tention to race riots, he declared
that “no single act of domestic pol
icy will so resound to the moral
credit of the United States abroad,
especially in Asia as the righting
of the wrongs which we have per
petrated upon our Negro feliow
citizens.
“If our federal .state and muni
cipal authorities address themselv
es with the sam eenergy to thus
problem on the home front as they
have manifested in the provision
of manpower .money and imple
ments for overseas wa meeds,”
he said, “our domestic troubles can
be solved.”
Another rabbi. Hyman J. Schach
tel. in West End synagogue, des
cribed the Detroit race as a “nat
ional problem” and said: ‘The Am
erican people who believe in one
God as the father of all mankind
must not rest until the basic econ
omic and social problems which lie
at the root of these race riots are
known and solved.
“While our boys are fighting this
kind of evil abroad ,we who are
Civilians at home must overcome
this adversary within our own.
backyards.”
“The lawlessness that is so ram
pant in certain sections of this
country,” said Rabbi Joseph ?Jcit-,
lin in Temple Ansche Chosed, ....
“must be regarded as the germs
of a disease that seeks to destroy
[ the fruits and blessings of our
; -Teat government.
‘‘For whenever a minority is op
pressed and its rights are denied
no other mnoritv group is safe, and
what is mroe. ultimately the entire
population stands in the shadow of
oppressions and bloodshed. May
those who seek to undermine our
country be prevented from realiz
ing their malicious machinations."
‘‘There are too many xew York
ers,’’ said Rabbi William Rosen
blum in Temple Israel , ‘who fail
to see that what has been happen
ing in Beaumont. Texas. In Los An
geles. and in Detroit, is part of
some national disturbance which is
being fomented for their own par
ticular interests by certain subver
3ive groups.
"These groups have their repre
sentatives and veotees in our city
as well. It must be an immediate
task in which city officials, lead
ers of the civic and neighborhood
organizations and ministers of the
various churches should have a
share to bring to bear upon the
problem of Xegro lining in this
great city the best vision which
white and Xegro men and women
alike can muster.’
Governor Called
Me A “Tar Babv”
Milton P. Webster .of the Broth-!
erhood of the Sleeping Car Porters,
and a member of the President’s
Fair Employment Practice Comm
ittee. was one o fthe speakers at
“We Are Americans. Too" Confer
ence which closed its four day ses
sion here Sunday at DuSable Aud
itorium. Mr. Webster said, among
many other things, “the blame for
the loss of this committee and the
benefits that could have been de
rived from it should be placed
with nobody but the Negro people,
themselves. Our people are whol
ly responsible for what happened.
When the committee was first
transfererd to the War Manpower
Commission was the time for Negro
-es to cry out against it. They. by
their indolence, are to oe held re
sponsible for what happened—no
one else.
“Frankly. I cannot see that the
chairman of the committee make*
much difference." Webster con
tinued. “He is just one man.
There are seven perosns on the
committee. He has but one vote.
Therefore. it> matters not- to my
way of thinking whether the FEPC
chairman be a Catholic. Jew. Ne
gro or a member of any other race
or nationality.
“To give you an example of the
indolence of our people, I refer
you to the hearings we had. under
the old committee setup, in Birm
ingham. Ala. We met there and
held hearings But the only thing
the Negro people were interested
in as a result of those hearings
was that Governor Talmadge called
m a “tar baby’ ’and Dickerson a
“Chocolate drop" and that Mark
Etheridge made a speech in which
he said that “all the Axis power
in the world would never be able
to breaok up separation". (Press
Photo Service. Inc.)
Omaha Boy Re
ceives Commission
Lt. SHtJLAE A. BARKSDALE.
Omaha boy, of 1419 X. 23rd Plaaa.
received his 0[uartermaster officet”
commission at Camp Lee, Ya., on
July 2, 1943. lip was one of a
evoUp of 24 cff cers receiving their
f cmmissions.
Colored Soldiers
to Remain at
Van Dorn; To
HIM V 111 v
Stay Armed
CENTERVILLE, Miss.. July 6th
(ANP).Not only •will Negro
soldiers now stationed at Camp
Van Dorn remain there, but they
will not be disarmed, it was learned
from reliable sources this week.
Following an outbreak here be
tween Negro soldiers and white
Civilians Mississippi’s governor
Paul B. Johnston had sent an ur
gent wire to Sec. of War Stimson
calling for the removal of the Ne
gro soldiers from this community.
In 'the interest of racial harmonv.”
Later representation was made
to Camp Van Dorn’s commanding
officer by local officials that Negro
Soldiers stationed there be com
pletely disarmed. Taking a firm
stand, the commanding officer was
reported to refuse this request on
the grounds that “to disarm troop?
who are being trained for combat
duty would be a. disgrace to the
United States.”
A Negro soldier, whose name his
not been divulged, was shot and
killed by the sheriff here during
the recent outbreak. In a letter
sent to Sec. Stimson by Turman K.
Gibson. Negro civilian aide to Stim
son. it was pointed out that an in
vestigation of the disturbance re
vealed the death of only one sold
ier, instead of three as had been
announced in one Negro newspa
per.
Conditions here have returned to
normal and no further incidents or
trouble is expected. The town of
Centerville has been placed out of
bounds for Negro soldiers at Camp
Van Dorn, and as a result many
shops and places of amusement
have been forced to close. Negro
soldiers are now going to nearoy
Glouster and Natchez for amuse
ment and recreation.
GLAD NEBRASKA POWER i
DOES‘NT HAVE TO BE SOLD
Frank Heinisoh. chairman of the
Omaha On Guard Committee com
menting on the disbanding of th
Mayor’s business men's panel
created a oear ago to study the lo
cal electric power situation, said.
"Now that we all know t
Power Company doesn't have to bo
sold and that we have L. B. 204 to
ktep Consumers cut. N-jbraaka
I iwer Company tv< uld b“ left as
t if.
‘ That Nebraska Bower C tnpany
■•oesn'i have 1a be toid was cl-a.-.v
brought out in a telegram sent by
the Securities and Exchange Com
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mission, in which it said there has
been NO order issued tor the sale
of Nebraska Power .and Omaha is
not obligated to purchase the elec-1
trie company even if such an or-'
der had been issued.
“tVe want the Nebraska Power
Company to continue as a good tax
payer and Civic-minded citizen of
Omaha.
“That seems to be the sentiment
of the people of Omaha. All of
us were glad to hear that Nebraska
Power Company doesn’t have to
be sold.”
CONGRESSMEN REVEAL STAND
ON ANTI-LYNCH BILL IN
ANSWER TO N.AACP REQUEST
Washington. DC..In answer
to letters sent to approximately 380
congressmen by the NAACP ask
ing them to sign Discharge Petition
No. 5, on the Gavagan Anti-Lynch
ing Bill. HR. 51 if they have not
already done so 57 replies kav
been received. Of the 57 congress
men 33 have signed the petition 3
state they are going to sign. '■ are
giving it their serious considerat
ion. 4 will not sign the petition be
cause they oppose this method of
“nterfering” with legislative proce
dure and 12 were out of town or
for other reasons the request whs
acknowledge by their secretaries
P. B.
Dickerson *>r pv
EarlB. DicUe'son H
New F. £• v
(by ERNEST E. JOHXSON) 0
WASHINGTON, July 12 (AXP>—
President Roosevelt at long last
has rounded out bis Fair Employ
ment Practice Committee, and on
Thursday noon he announced the
names of the six persons who will
work with Fr. J. Haas, chairman
to enforce the amended executive
order No. 8802.
The new members, all represent
ing industry, are aiiss Sara South
all. supervisor of employment and
) service for the International Har-g
vester Company. Chicago: I*. B.
Youn. veteran publisher of the Nor
folk (Ya.) Journal and Guide, chair
man of the Southern (Durham). Con
ference on Race Relations, and
chairman of the board. Howard uni
versity; and Samuel Zemurray.
president of the United Fruit com
pany, New Orleans.
The members of the old commit
tee who were held over, all repres
enting labor, are John Brophy.
Congress of Industrial Organisation
Hilton P. Webster, international
Vice president .Brotherhood of the
Sleeping Car Porters. Chicago: and
Boris Shiskin. American Federation
of Labor.
Earl B. Dickerson. Chicago law
yer and militant member of the.
original committee, was not among
those reappointed. For sometime
there had been some apprehension
that he might he dropped.
No statement from the President
accompanied the announcement of
the names. There is a possibility
that an official swearing in of the
committee members might be held.
Ft. Haas was in Detroit at the time
of the White House release and
could not be reached for comment
or for a statement as to when he
would call the initial meeting of
the new committee.
Meanwhile some effort has been
made to determine what the adm
inistrative organization of FEPC.
might be like. Malcolm Ross, for
six yearh director of information
for the National Labor Relations
board, will be executive director, it
is understood. He takes the spot
left vacant by Lawrence W. Cram
er. who left two weeks ago prepar
atory to entering the army. Prof.
George M. Johnson will continue
as assistant o rsecond in command
to Ross.
It is expected that Fr. Haas will
have a more detailed statement to
make on his organization sometime
after he has held the first meeting
of the committee.
CHARGES FDR. WITH
“SELLOFT” METHODS
Former Alderman Earl B. Dick
erson. who was a member of the
President’s Fair Employment Prac
tice Committee until last week,
tnaes many startling charges a
gainst President Roosevelt and the
Msgr. Frances Haas, new FEPC'.
head.
Dickerson charged that under
the new order, which permits the
chairman to select his own person
nel and administer the distribution
of the *10,000 appropriation to the
committee. Msgr. Haas is given to
conclude that he exercises th± au
thority of the whole committee.
The action of Msgr. Haas in the
Mobile affair in which “he certain
ly did not consult with me and. I
am Informed, did not confer with
Mr. ‘Webster.’’ indicates that he
understands the order to mean that
he is the committee.
Continuing. Dickerson said, “this
action by the President in destroy
ing a committee which was movi|g
toward the realization of its an
nounced purpose is nothing more
or less than a sellout to the react
ionary elements of this country.
(Press Photo Service Inc.)
BAPTIST TO CHICAGO IN SEPTEMBER
The 20,000 delegates who attend
ed the National Baptist Sunday j
School Convention at Cincinnati,
Ohio, June 22-27, will long remem
ber the stirring remarks of the
five distinguished characters pic
tured above. They are, reading,
left to right: the Rev. George W.
Robinson. Des Moines. Iowa, chair
man of the National Baptist Con
vention Home Mission Board: the i
Re v.Thomos H. Harten. Pastor of
Holy Trinity Baptist Church of
Brooklyn: Dr. H. H. Rushbrooke, I
London, England, President of the j
Baptist World Alliance: the Rev
W H. Jernagin. Washington. DC..
President of the Baptist Sunday
School Congress and B. T. U. and
Dr. David V Jem iso n of Selma, Al
abama, President of the National
Baptist Convention. This religious
gathering, so far. has been the
brightest spot in 1943 in the midst
of a war torn world and civilization
crossroads. The National Baptist
Convention. USA, Inc., will hold its
1943 Annual Session in Chicago
early in September, according to
an announcement made by its
president. Dr. Jemison. fPPS lac