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EuXd “«Nebra3i“ Saturday, July 24 1943 OUR i6th YEAR-Xo. 24 City Edition, 5c Copy
\ Pictorially Speaking
Princess of Fistiana...
JACQUELINE LOUIS BARROWS
Sgt. Joe Louis and his pretty
wife, Marva had a busy week with
little Jacqueline shown above. The
Sergeant has been home on a fur
lough since July 13th, and spent
most of his time with his daught
er. The five and one half month
old ‘ princess” has been acclaimed
by press and the public as being
America’s Number One Infant as
far as popularity is concerned.
Papa Joe was left all alone with
Jacqueline last Tuesday wrhie Mrs.
Louis busied herself with her char
FORT SILL CROWNS
Miss Jean Rawles was Crowned
Queen at Fert Sills. Oklahoma sev
eral days ago And received the
grand prize of $7500, Miss Laura
Sales took second prize honors and
was awarded $50.00. while Miss
jewell King of Dallas, Texas was
the runnerup. The affair was well
attended by dignitaries from both
the army and civilian life. Colonel
I Boggs. Major H Shefliy, Mrs.
RosCoe Dunjee and Lt. Forreet S.
Hill were among the judges. Mas
ter Sgt. J_ Butler was Contest
manager and is said tp have won
commendation for his success in
sponsoring the event.
Handy Shows ’em How..
Hemp. NT.—Trumpet player, W
C. Hrndy. author of the song “St.
Louis Blues' • gives men in uni
form and their junior hostess dat
es, a tr“*at during intermission
time at the TrSO Club on Nichols
Caurt in this town. James C.
Thomas, director of the Cub. ad
justs the microphone. A waltz
contest was one of the highlights
of the evening. fPPS., Inc-)
GRAND ISLAND. NEBR. BOY PROMOTED
Fort Clark, Texas—It has been
announced to the press of the pro
motion of S-Sgt. Warren T. Gunn
to the grade of 1st Sgt.
1st Sergeant Gunn, is the son nf
Mrs. Elizabeth J Gunn of lSi.3 V.
10th St, Grand Island. Nebraska.
A LETTER TO OUR READERS.. |
(from The Omaha Sun, David Blacker, Publisher)
As operators of a privately own
ed enterprise, this newspaper im
glad that the Nebraska Power
Company does not have to be sold.
We believe, on the basis of the
sentiments expressed by people to
whom we have spoken, that most
,f the citizens of Omaha want the
Nebraska Power Company to re
main as it is today.
We believe that today, more than
ever before, the American citizen,
whether he be a farmer, industrial
worker, or a mmber of the Nebras
ka legislature, firmly holds to ih©
principles of private ownership
and individual initiative—principl
es that made tihs country the great
and mighty democracy it is today.
Now we are told that unless we
set up a Commission for the pur
pose of purchasing the Nebraska
Power Company the people of Om
aha would be breaking faith with
the legislature and that Omaha
will be in difficult position to ask
the legislature for favors in the
These are arguments we can’t
quite understand. It was and still
is our firm conviction that legis
lative bodies get their power from
the people and pass legislation and
laws for the ebnefit of the people.
We believe that the Nebraska
legislature passed L. B. 204 to pro
tect Omaha against the possibility
of outside interests purchasing the
Nebraska Power Company and to
set up machinery that would enable
Omaha to purchase the Nebraska
Power Company if and when it be
Now that we find the Nebraska
Power Company does NOT have to
be sold, we fail to understand why
the impression is being created
that the people of Omaha would be
“Double-crossing” the legislature.
Especially is this true when we
know that the citizens of Omaha
are happy with their electric ser
if m ]
; WorfA :
\ot GoodReadin \
ice and wish to see the Nebraska
Power Company remain as it is.
For ourselves, we feei that the
Nebraska oPwer Company has
been a good neighbor, a good ser
vant, a large tax payer, and a busi
ness institution of which most of
the people in Omaha are very
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Rev. J. S. Williams to Bring Singers Here Aug4S
Big N.A.A.C.P. Mass Meeting Sunday Afternoon
Cleaves Temple To 1
Sponsor Forty Voice
Rev. J. S. Williams, former pas
tor of Hillside Presbyterian church
will present an Ensemble Recital
Sunday August 15th at 3:30 pm_ at
the Pilgrim Baptist Church. About
forty singers will accompany Rev.
Williams. Cleaves Temple is the
sponsor. Keep that date open for
Sunday August 15th at 3:30 pm.
“Cleaves Temple the Church with
A Friendly Handshake."
CLEAVES TEMPLE NOW PART
OF UNION SERVICES
Cleaves Temple is now a part of
the Union Services being conduct
ed each Sunday night and one of
the Three churches. Morning Star
Baptist, Betel A ME. and Cleaves
Temple. Rev. B. E. Jonles and
the Bethel choir furnished the
services last Sunday night with a
large audience present.
Services will be eld this Sunday
night at Bethel with Rev. I. W.
Anderson preaching and the Morn
ing Star choir singing.
Regular serivces will be held at
Cleaves Temple Sunday morning
with the pastor. Rev. L_ A_ Story,
bringing the message.
Big Chicago CIO Local
Pledges Action Against
Chicago. July 19 (AN'P) A pledge
that anyone who attempts to split
or disrupt the unity of the Mc
Cormick workers through provok
ing race hatred or calling for jim
crowism in any form, shall meet
with swift, official action and shall
be liable to trial by membership’’
was contained in strong resolutions
passed Sunday by McCormcik local
108 of the United Farm Equipment
and Metal workers of America,
CIO, one of the city’s strongect
The resolutions .pointing to the
necessity for complete unity in
order to win the war, asserted
there was a deoliberate plot on the
part of the KU Klux Klan and
“other vicious Quisling element^”
to split that uinty by instigating
race hatred and minority discrim
natons and thus sabotage the war
The local also Said that it would
fulfill, without any reservations,
the national CIO policy of no dis
crimination for any cause.
MRS. BETHINK AT HOME
Washington. July 18 (AXPi Airs.
Alary McLeod Bethune left the cap
ital last Wednesday for a visit to
Daytona Beach. Fla., where she
will attend to business matters and
enjoy a brief rest.
Missi ppi Stirred
by Race Issue
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WILL TEACH ART OF
GOSPEL SINGING HERE
THELMA S. POLK
DIRECTOR ZION BAPTIST
CHURCH GOSPEL CHORUS
Thelma S. Polk, teacher of Gospel
Music, has been choMU PtSTiiM
Director for the Gospel Chorus at'
Zion Baptist Church.
Mrs. Polk, a native of Chicago,
comee to Omaha very much pre
pared in this line of work having
served in Union Baptist and a
number of other prominent church
es in her home town.
I On July , Rev. S. K. Nichols,
Uncle of this fine young woman,
will open for her a studio at 2424
Erskine Street. where she will
teach Gospel Singing exclusively.
For information Call JA-3229.
AT LINCOLN UNIVERSITY
Jefferson City, Mo, —Colleges
haivng athletic contracts with L:n
coln University of Missour were
advised this week by Mr. Raymond
H. Kemp. iDrector of Athletics,
that the school authorities have a
greed to discontinue indeifinitely
the formal program of inter-colleg
iate activities at the state school.
The war time conditions under
lying this decision were listed by
Mr. Kemp as being: 1) Transporta
tion facilities: 2 Inadequate supply
of athletic equipment; 3 Decrease
in student enrollment: 4 Probable
loss of coacihng personnel: 5 De
cided decrease in player personnel.
Gubernatorial Candidate Winning Support
on “White Supremacy” Platform; Indust
rialist Would Force Negro to Work Full
Time or Go To Jail - •..
JACKSON, LMsS.. July 19 (AN?)—g
Karo feeling in Mississippi is be
ng heightened by the stump speak
ing of Mike Conner, who is rally
ing statewide support to his cam
paign for governor by his white
supremacy and anti-Negro plat
form and by the failure of many
Negroes, now getting the highest
wages in their lives, to work any
more days weekly than is necess
ary for them to earn enough mon
ey to live on.
Seme whites, who believe that
the army does not want more Ne
gro soldiers and that the whites
are being inducted in greater num
bers to fill the state’s quota, have
voiced fears for the “canctity of
white womanhood” if Negroes re
main at home and at the same time
refused to work full time. Efforts
have been made to enforce a state
wide anti-vagrancy law and have
the governor issue a “work or
fight’ ’proclamation forcing every
body to work full time or go to
The campaign of Conner, an tx
Governor. has won the support of
many newspapers. Describing his
contemplated program .the Wayne
County News said in a recent ed
‘He stands squarely for *6.ts
st premacy at the polls and - ■
where else, and for the pro’ ■ • on
ery drop of his blood. He opposes
cooperating with the federal courts
in cases properly belonging to
A recent editorial in the Jack- I
son Daily News Jambasting Con- :
ner's chief opponent, asserted:
“One major problem we have in j
Mississippi today is more indust
rial and racial, althoUgth, it cun- I
tans elements of both.
‘It is going to take brains- cour
age and intelligence to deal with
the problem. It cannot be suc
cessfully haondled by hlantant
demagogues—especially a dema
gogue of the type who is now go
ing over the state- bragging muchly
about how, when he happened to
be serving as governor, he called
out troops to prevent the threaten
ed lynching of a black friend in
human form who had brutally ra
Refuse to Join Jinvcrow
Union; 80 Fired at Kaiser’s
Portland. Oregon_.. Unwilling
ness to join a Jim crow auxiliary
union resulted in he dismissal of
SO Negro workers from the Kaiser
Shipyard on July 11. 1,000 more
workers are threatened with the
loss of their jobs here for the same
reason, the NAACP revealed this
Edgar J. Kaiser has been asked
by the NAACP to coop 3rate in ef
forts to return the SO workers to
their jobs and the intervention of
the Fair Employment Practice
Committee and the Meta! Trades
Department. AF of L. has been
In a telegram to the XAACP
s'gied by Julius Rodnqoey. presi
dent of the Shipyard Organization
for Victory, the Xegro workers
stored that they were willing to
join a bona fide union.
Following the refusal of Tom Ray
of the Boilermakers Union local
No. 72 to accept Negroes as mem
bers a separate auxiliary union was
set up. Negro workers have con
sistently refused to join the union
protesting that auxiliary union pay
dues to the locals to which they
are related but have no voice in
their management or policies.
Moreover they are not recognized
by the International body.
vished and then deliberately mur
dered two white women at a dairy
farm on the southwestern out
skirts of Jackson.
“®ov. Johnson, it is stated, is a
very sick man, unaoie to attend
the duties of his office, and it is
sincerely to be hoped that if Miss
issippi is destined to have an in
dustrial upheaval or any sort ■ f
trouble with the race question it
will not develop until he has been
restored to health or is out of of
fice and the reins of state govern
ment are in the hands of a strong
and capable man like Mike Conn ,
i Dr, Hawkins Urges
Everyone To Come
To Mass Meeting
On Sunday afternoon at 3:30 p_
m. the NAACP. headed by Dr. A.
L. Hawkins, its President wiU
hold a Big Mass Meeting at the
Zion Baptist Church. 22nd and
Grant Streets. All members and
friends and the entire community
is urged to attend. Matters of the
greatest importance are to be dis
A letter sent to Governor John
son's office from a leading indust
rialist in Grenada, who asked that
his name not be publicly revealed,
has attracted wide attention throu
ghout the state. The letter says:
“Unless something can be done
about it, in my humble opinion, we
are headed for serious racial trou
bles in Mississippi.
‘To begn with, the foundation has
been laid for this trouble by,
“1. Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt.
“2. New Deal Communists and
“3. Labor unions program _ of !
social equality, especially the CIO. 1
“4. High wages being paid by •
government agencies and contrac
tors with government contracts,
; APPOINTED LABOR
State Dept, of Labor
ATTY. RAY L. WILLIAMS
Gov. Griswold Gives
Attorney Ray Lawrence Williams
whose office is located in Tuehman
Bldg., 24th and Lake 3t„ was ap
pointed by Governor Griswold as
Inspector, Department of Labor,
State of Nebraska.
Williams’ duties will be the in
spection of Employment Regulat
ions. Child Labor. Health and Safe
ty Regulations, Building Construc
tion and violations of Safety Codes.
Matters pertaining to wage disput
es will also be handled by Williams.
The Governor is to be commend
ed on this appointment of this
fine, hard working, civic minded
citizen, who is an active member
of Roosevelt Post No. 30, American
Legion in which he is an executive
outbidding local business, etc.
‘‘In Grenada ,we have Negroes
walking the streets .who will work
a few days per week to ge enough
to live on the balance of the week.
Men have women working at de
fense jobs who keep them Up, and
women have men working at de
fense jobs, keeping thm, and con
sequently none are interested in
"There is hardly an industry
working Negro labor in Grenada
that is able to tin more than five
days per week, due to the fact that
they have enough money to live
on. and are not interested in
working more than enough to sus
tain them. They are not interest
ed in the war effort, or anything
else, except the three things that
interest a Negro most: th*e things
yon are a war of.
“The industrial jpiants of Gren
ada have appealed to our City au
thorities and the city attorney tells
us that in his opinion, the city and
state vagrancy laws will not stand
up in courts.
“The matter will become worse,
and we have had several rumors
from the Negroes .that they are
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Lena Horne, Bill Robinson in “Stormy
Weather ” at Paramount Theatre NOW!
One of the grandest shows of
the season, packed with stars and
rhythm, is “Stormy Weather", the
gay new 20th Century-Fox musical
slated for a week at the Paramount
Theatre starting Thursday, July
22. It's the story of swing, and
features Lena Horne, Bill Robin
son and Cab Calloway and his band
Here the artist has captured the
spirit of the carefree film, which is
said to present a world of grand
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