The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, October 30, 1943, City Edition, Image 1

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Entered as Second-Class Matter at The Post Office, Omaha, Nebraska Saturday, October 30, 1943 OUR 16th YEAR—No. 38 City Edition, 5c Copy
Under Act of March 8, 18i4—Business Phone: WE. 1517 ___*........
Dies in Berkley, Calif.
Omaha friends and relatives
■were greatly hurt and shocked
r*hen word was received here of
the death of Mrs. Betty Jean Jacobs
formerly Betty Jean James, well
known here in social circles and
the daughter of Air, and Mrs. M.
C. James former residents. and
who now reside at 2410 Telegraph
street. Berkley, California.
Betty Jean as she was affection
ately known to her Omaha friend;
•died Tuesday. October 15, 194.1 of
last week at Berkley, California
where she resided with her husb
She leaves to mourn her loss,
her husband, Mr. Jacobs, mother
and father, Mr. and Mrs. M. C.
James, brother Maroney, Sister
Mrs Edna James Johnson, all of
Berkley, brother Clinton, and sis
ter. Mrs. Billy Nelson, both of Al
liance, Nebraska.
Funeral services were held for
Mrs. Betty Jean Jacobs, last Fri
day, October 22. with burial 3t
Berkley. California.
Praises Nehr.’s War-time
Food Production Effort
Nebraska's contribution to the
nat on's wartime food production
effort was praised by John Holmes
of Chicago, president of Swift and
Company, in a speech at Omaha
Ot> Auditorium.
Holmes sounded the keynote of
ceremonies at which awards toll
ing approximately 12.000 were pic-J
sented to €2 Swift employees in 6- 1
maha who have most recently sub
mitted suggestions to improve the
company's wartime food manufac
turing and distributing efficiency.
He declared that the initiative
and intelligence of free American
industrial employes provides an
effective “secret weapon” in this
‘‘We employes make a direct con
tribution to the war effort when
we utilize the skill and knowledge
we possess to the fullest degree and
when we think constructively a
bout the jobs we are doing," he
said “We should ask ourselves
how the yob can be done batter,
safer and with less waste. Thous
ands cf employes throughout the
organization attentive to their
jobs and thinking construrtively
about tho«c jobs provide a great
secret weapon which cannot be ov
I implicate ceremonies were held
in the afternoon and evening in or
der to accommodate 8,000 persons,
double the auditorium’s seating
capacity. The affair took the place
of an outdoor event at which Sir
Holmes was scheduled to speak
September 12 but which was post
poned because of the weather.
Other speakers included Mayer
Dan B. Butler, Lieut. Col. Mayo A.
Darling of the Seventh Service
Command. E T. Rainey. Switt,
manager in Omaha and G. H. Ryd
man. Supt.
Top award of $745 went to Rob
ert Tennant, now in the army.
Tennant, who was unable to be
present, had submitted a suggestion
to change the method of handling
hams. Floyd Roach 5817 North
29th. got $245 for an idea to im
prove the sliced bacon press tor
canning and R. S. McClung 5640
Western, received $150 for an im
provement in the chunk bacon de
partment. Five women. Mary
Clark, 4502 South 42nd, Olga Po
chop. 28th and Chandler Road. Ida
Rogers. 4435 South 21st. Helen
Tomasiewicz, 4521 South 27th and
Arlene Woodenberg, 2 V i 3 Sooth
19th. were among the award win
Rainey told employes their part
icipation in the company x 17 year
^ School Aid Bill To Aid in Barring Discrimination Killed
Open House
Cleaves Temple CME. church at
25th and Decatur streets, will hold
open house between five and seven
o’clock Sunday at the church in
order to give friends of Rev. and
Mrs. Story a chance to say goodbye
to them. Rev. Story is leaving to
take a new charge in Nashville,
Rev. and Mrs. H. R. Fields' Gos
pel Singers of Desmoines, Iowa,
will appear at Pleasant Green Bap
tist Church, November 2-3-4. Como
out and hear and enjoy a gospel
feast. Free will offering.
Rev. J. H. Reynolds, Pastor, Mrs.
Marie Alford. Sponsor.
==———, .- - .—~=
old suggestion plan is now break
ing all previous records. More
than 600 ideas have been submit
ted this year. He said 670 employ- j
es are now in the armed services.
A feature of the Sunday cerem
onies was a narration in which 50
employes participated expla.ning
the varioush functions of the com
pany. Community s>nging led by
•'Billy" Meyers and a stag- show
with Lyle De Moss master of cere
monies followed the formal prog
Holmes said that "today, more
than ever, we need moiv suggest
ions and more ideas to solve the
many new problems which are con
fronting us. Each of us in his
own job can help the total pro
gram. Every ounce of alible pro
duct. which because of any care
lessness on our part, is wasted lor i
food, is a definite detraction from I
our country’s ab.lity to win the !
war. Our opportunity to fight lcr
freedom is in the prevention and
elimination of waste.”
Award winners at Swift and Co.,
suggestion ceremonies:
Milton Anderson. 4216 S. 17th.
Frank Armbrust, 5306 S. 30th;
Harry Barker. 826 N. 42>*d: L. C.
Bauer, 1715 S. 26th: M. Bonacci,
4812 N 42nd: Harold N lluseher.
1924 S. 36th; Walter Byers. 4524 S.
16th: Carl Carlsen. 5061 S. 69th;
Wallace W. Carlson, 5137 S. 56th:
(Continued page 3)
3-Way Hair and Scalp Rejuven
FOOTBALL... Army Style
Bureau of Public Relations. U 8. War Department
PANTHER ACES - Here ire the mainstays of the Panther football team of the Service Battalion,
Third Student Training Regiment, Fort Benning Georgia. All backfield men, the soldiers, are left to
right. Private First Class Geo’-ge McC'.oude, Corporal Henry Kennedy and Private Charles Powell.
Of the trio, Kennedy is probably the most experienced gridder. Son of Edward Kennedy, 1102 Valence
Street, New Orleans, he played fo< tball at Xavier and Dillard universities. MeCloude’s home is in
Linden, New Jersey, while Powell lists his civilian address as New York City. (Photo by U. S. Army
Signal Corps).
Negro Townspeople Help
Harvest Vital War Crops
Mayor of Detroit
Challenges Vote
of Negro, Labor
Detroit,—In a series of campaign
speeches last week, including an
address over Radio Station WWJ,
Mayor Jeffries of Detroit charged
his opponent, Frank FitzGerald,
with promising bi-racial housing
to Detroit Negroes.
"My administration on my insist
ence.” Jeffries asserted, ".said no
to a demand that Negroes be allow
ed to move into every white hous
ing project in this city.
"The Negroes of Detroit, in the
primary, voted against me almost
unanimously. I take it, therefore,;
that my opponent must have prom
ised to make mixed housing the
policy of his administration if el
Earlier in his radio address, Jef
fries quoted from the minutes of
meetings in which CIO leaders ad
vocated mixed housing.
"I saw this in the minutes—
the official record." the mayor
said, "a statement of Emil Mazey,
an. official of the Briggs local of
the UAW-CIO. He said: "The best
thing to do is to put into effect bi
racial occupancy of all housing in
"Frank Winn, representing Ford
Local 00 of the UAW-CIO, said:
"We had people here last week
who stated our position in favor of
bi-racial occupancy. That is sti'l
our position.”
"However, the same union -spokes
men who advocated bi-racial hous
ing are attempting to sell my op
ponent to the voters.
"Whether such statements re
flect the view of the rank and file
I do not know to a certainty. But.
certainly, from the protests I
have heard from hundreds of union
men. I do not believe it reflects
their views, their wishes, their de
sires or their beliefs.
‘ Neither do 1 think the radical
Negro leaders of the NAACP strip*
are helping their own people.
"There .is much that the Negro
people have a right to hope for
and aspire to. Those things, how
ever. cannot be accomplished bj
the edict of any mayor, no matter
who he may be. The cam! da.e
who makes such promises knows
they cannot be fulfilled.
Jeffries also listed the local .ons
of the 15 white housing projects
which he charge dwould have been
thrown open for Negro occupancy
had the CIO leaders opposing him
had their way.
The mayor appeared also last
week night at Diamond Lodge,
IOOF. Grand River at Lwaton: Or
der of Eastern Star, 80 W. Alexand
rine; the Municipal Employes' As
sociation at Hotel Webster Hall
and the Postwar Peace Planning i
Council in the main auditorium of
the Rackham Building. The last
was not a political speech.
The Adjutant General’s Office
In reply refer to AG 201 Levy,
Alton I. (11 Oct. 43) PE-A.
21 October 194.1.
Mr. C. C. Galloway,
2420 Grant Street,
imaha, Nebraska
Dear Mr. Galloway:
Your telegram of 11 October 1943
addressed to the President regard
ing Alton I. Levy has been re
ferred to the War Department for
There will be gome delay while
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P" '
Addis Ababa (Special to this news,
paper) With the Jury of a lion Em
peror Haile Selassie, last week in
a thunderous voice bitterly con
demned the idea and refused the
co-belligerent status granted by
the Allies to Marshal P.estro Bad
aglio. now head of the Italian Gov
ernment. The Emperor declared
that he did not choose to ever deal
with such a treacherous Marshal),
who once unmercifully gassed
thousands of his countrymen. Press
Photo Service.)
the necessary data on which to
base a full reply are beung secur
Very truly yours.
Major General
The Adjutant General.
Chicago, Oct. 26 (ANP) The Julius
Rosenwald fund has fixed Jan. 3.
1944 as the closing date for sub
mitting blanks for fellowships ac
cording to Mrs. William C. Hav
gond. acting director of fellowships.
Rosenwald fellowships are in
tended to provide opportunities for
special experience or advanced
study to individuals who have giv
en evidence of exceptional ability
and who wish to prepare further.
Candidates must show exceptional
records of accomplishment and
definite plans for further prepara
tion for dist nctive service.
The fellowships are open to sci
entists. and persons interested in
creative writing or journalism, ed
ucation. agriculture, business or
public service. They are open to
men and women between the ages
o f24-"5 years, though the commit
tee will consider very exceptional
cases on their merits. Candidates
must have completed their genera!
college or general professional
course before making application,
or give evidence of maturity and
$ Washington. Oct. 25 (ANP)
Negro townspeople in the south
are playing an important role in
the harvest of vital war crops, ac
cording to reports received by the
IT. S. Department of Agriculture.
Aware of the farm labor shortage t
thousands of urban residents, some
with farm experience and some
without it. have volunteered to
help save food and feed crops.
In some areas these volunteers
arrive just in the nick of time to
prevent the rottening of crops in
the fields. In Georgia, they help
ed save a peanut crop, in Tenne
ssee .they rescued several acres of
tobacco, in Virginia and North
Carolina, they saved important food
crops and in Alabama and Missis
s.ppi, they have helped assure ad'
quate supplies of high grade, long
staple cotton for the man ufactoi e
of war goods.
Negro ministers and teachers
have been an important force ;n
mobilizing town and city folks for
the harvest. In one area of North
Carolina 46 churches observed,
what they called “Harvesting Sun
day". During the week following
the special Sunday Service, minis
ters led their communicants into
the fields to help relieve the acute
labor shortage.
S milar moves were carried out
in most of the southern states. One
of the most outstanding jobs was
: me in Nashville where all of the
churches joined hands to help re
cruit tobacco workers.
Georgia approasOied tht labor
problem both through the ministers
an dteachers and also through paid
recruiters. In one county 16 Ne
gro recruiters volunteered. Within
a short time they had recruited
700 workers for the peanut and
cotton harvest. In a single day
their recruits put up 11,000 stacks
of peanuts and picked 50,000 lbs
or nearly 35 bales of cotton.
One of the townsmen. John H.
Morgan, carpenter, laid aside h’s
tools for a day and joined the vol
unteer harvesters. By nightfall
had set a record for the county
by shaking and putting up 80
stacks of peanuts. The average
workerp uts Up between 10 and 15
stacks a day. Mrogan’s 80 stacks
netted him $20. an amount he sel
dom earns per day with his saw and
Another of the Georgia volun
teers was Mrs. Mabel Barnun, a
business woman of Americus, who
recruited 40 workers. While most
of her recruits joined the peanut
harvesters, she took the othres and
went t° a cotton field. In a s ngle
day she and her little group picked
nearly two bales of cotton.
Officials in the department of
agriculture declared that the 'vork
of these volunteer harvesters has
been an important factor in this
farm production. They point out
that increasingly urban residents
must volunteer for farm jobs dur
ing peak seasons if our war effort
is not to lag on this front.
preparation which may be regard J
as the equivalent of a general ed
ucation of at least college stand
The term of the fellowships will
normally be one year; the awards
will average $1,500 for a ful year’s
Blanks may be secured from Mr.-.
William C. Haygood. acting direc
tor for fellowships, Julius Iiosen
wald fund, 4901 Ellis Ave.. Chicago
(15). 111.
Visits Here
Mrs. Mary M. Duncan, formeriy
of Omaha, now living in Portland,
Oregon, was a visitor in our citv
the week of October 18th. She
was the house guest of her sister
Mrs. Johnny Owen and shared her
stay with Mrs. L. B.H ouston. She
was returning home from Louis
ville, Kentucky, where she writ as
a delegate to the National A1IE.
Convention. While in Louisville,
Mrs. Duncan was highly entertain
ed by Mr. and Mrs. Harry- L. An
derson formerly of Omaha. She
stopped in Chicago with a sister,
Mrs. John Mitchem. 6215 St. Law
rence street, where they held a
family reunion of four sisters, M“
I George RiKMu *fc, Mrs. Ski. -
Tuddle and a nephew and his wife
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Buckley.
Mrs. Duncan will stop in Denver
Los Angeles and then to San Fran ■
cisco to visit her children Miss
Mary Ella Duncan and Terry E.
Duncan. 1334 A. Scott street and
there be joined by- her husband,
Clem Duncan, who is running as
Chef cook on the Southern Pacific
out of Portland. Oregon and then
she will return to Portland.
Mrs. Duncan is now employed at
the Northwest Enterprize and has
been for the last seven years. When
Mrs. Duncan lived in Omaha she
was employed as editor of tn
ChUrch Page for the Omaha Guide.
She was a member of St. John A
ME. Church and served as a board
member of the Northside YWCA.
She was a loyal supporter of the
NAACP. She could be counted on
in line with all community, civic,
religious and fraternal activities.
She was one of the few you never
heard anyone say nothing but.
something sweet about. While in
the city she visited the Omaha
Guide and was amazed at the
growth of the Omaha Guide Print
ing plant. She left Monday even
ing October 25th.
American War Dads will be or
ganized at the Salem Baptist chur
ch, 28th and Decatur street Thurs
day night. Nov. 4th at 8 pm One
of the national leaders will be pres
ent to explain four purpose of the
organization which is as follows:
To back our sons and daughters
who are fighting for freedom and
Ustice: Tt promtoe service on the.
home front: To help win the war:
To aid our sons and daughters in
their employment needs and their
rehabilitation program after the
duration. Every loyal patriotic
race loving citizen is urge to be
present. This meeting will be held.
Under the auspices of the Men
Layn -n of Salem Baptist church.
B. S Sutton, Pres., C. G, Wat
ikins. Secy. Rev. W, E. Fort. Pastor
AfC. to Hold War-time
Food Classes.. for busy housewife
17th and Harney streets. These will be life-savers to the Omalia
EVER! THIRS. EVENING free classes are to be conducted by woman beset by mea problems.
AT 8:00 O CLOCK Martha Bohlscn and Marion Mac- Rem mber the time: Thursday at
Donald of the Nebraska Power 8:00 P. M. The place is the Elec
A special wartime food class for Company home service department, trie Building. 17th and Harney, <n
the busy Omaha homemaker who New foods, new recipes and new the all-electric kitchen on the
cannot attend aftemoo nsessions, kitchen techniques will be discuss- mezzanine floor. Guests will enter
will be held every Thursday even- ed and foods suitable to the war- from the 17th street entrance of
ing at 8 o’clock in the Nebraska time food budget will be featured, the Electric Building. Everyone is
Power Company Electric Kitchen.. These well-balanced point saver- welcome
f measure attempted to
A $300,000,000 school aid project,
known as the Thomas bill, was
thrown out Monday when the sen
ate voted into the measure an a
mendment forbidding the federal
funds but also the state funds they
would supplement. The measure,
which may have equalized educa
tional opportunities for Negro and
white children In 17 southern stat
es, was opposed by 33 voters aside
from 20 southern democrats who
voted against it.
The action required five days of
heated argument when senators ac
cused one another of trickery, in
sincerity and playing of politics.
Republicans are said, to have
fought the measure on the ground
that it did not contain a war em
ergency program and that most of
the states were in a sound financ
ial state and could improve their
educational programs without aid
from the federal treasury.
A vote of 53 to 26 sent the bill
j back to the committee on educat
‘ ion ancL/iabor. This action is said
j to indicate that the bill cannot be
, brought out again for a long time,
j :f at all. Senator Hill of Alabama
i co-author of the bill, was among
the southerners who helped to
'thrown the measure out. Sixteen
Democrats and 10 Republicans on
posed recommitting It.
l wo important facts about the
Thomas bill which were freely a
greed upon are: 1. the bill will not
equalize educational opportunities
In the 17 states which legally main
tain separate schools for Negro and
white children; and 2. the bill will
not eliminate the differential in
salaries paid Negro and white tea
chers, in spite of a U. S. Supreme
court decision pointing to the il
legality of such differentials.
Senator Taft (R) of Ohio, an op
jponent of federal aid to education,
j succeeded in bringing out both
i of these points Thursday.
Senator Thomas referred to the
Supreme court decision upholding
the right of Negro teachers to ®
qual pay as whites and said that
"if an attempt were made to en
force that decision, it would min
the educational system of the en
tire southeeast” He later stated:
"We cannot have absolute equal
ity; it is utterly impossible. We
cannot have absolute justice; it is
utterly intpossible. Wq, cannot
have absolute democracy; it i*t ut
jterly Uppowibl* Such things arc
! impossible in the nature of man
' and in the nature of circumstances”
IThe recommitted measure would
have provided an annual fund cf
I $200,000,000 for the duration of
the war for the employment of
teachers and increasing teachers*
salaries to meet wartime living
costs. A permanent annual fund
of $100,000,000 was to be employed
in eqWlizing public elementary
and secondary school educational
opportunities within and among
the states.
Negroes have scored real gains
in war employment since the be
ginning of the war emergency.
Monsignor Francis J. Haas, retir
ing Chairman of the President’s
Committee on Fair Employment
Practice, told newspapermen at his
final press conference at the Com- „
mittee’s headquarters Monday, Oct
ber 18th.
“At present,” Monsignor Haas d<
clared, "Negroes constitute one out
of everv 14 war workers, and one
out or every 11 governent work
“Improvement in Negro employ
ment in war industries has been
substantial in the last year.” the
Chairman stated.
"In July. 1943," he pointed out,
"Negro workers constituted only
5.8 percent of total war production
employees. By July, 1943. this per
centage, had risen to 7.3 perc -fit.
Since Negroes constitute roughly
10 percent of our population, you
can see that we still have a big job
ahead. Negro employment is still
limited to too few establishments,
and there is still much under util
ization of the skills of Negro work
Monsignor Haas announced that
Malcolm Ross, his successor, would
be sworn into office Tuesday, Octo
ber 19. Mr. Ross, former Deputy
Chairman of the Committee, stal
'd briefly that there would be,
“complete continuity of the Comm
ittee’s work.” and announced that
George M. Johnson, Assistant
Chairman, would be promoted to
the Deputy Chairmanship.
Monsignor Haas stated that he
would leave Washington, DC., w*th
in ten days to assume his new dut
ies as Bishop of the Diocese of
[Grand Rapids, Ki»h. He was ap
| pointed to this post on October 7
/by His Holiness Pope Pius XII