The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, January 15, 1944, CITY EDITION, Image 1

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Local Branch NAACP. Makes - “Gall for Mr. and Mrs. Public”
Perry Howard, Roscoe Dunjee
Cross Swords on Poll-tax Issue
Wsahintgon. Jan 14 (A.\P) Poli
ticians, publicists and plain citizens
have watched with interest thi3
past week the exchange of opin
ions and thrusts between Perry W.
Howard of Washington who is Re
publican National Committeeman
for Mississippi and Roscoe Dunjee,
militant editor of the Black Dis
patch of Oklahoma City. The tilt
started when Howard wrote a let
ter to Sen. William Langer of Sou
th Dakota, a Republican, in which
oHward attacked the pending poll
tax bill.
Howrad said the measure was
not worth the paper it was written
or. insofar as helping colored vot
ers in the south because even >f
they paid the poll tax unless an a
mendment were added giving 'ep
resentation to ail parties on elec
tion commissions, other subterfug
es would be placed in the way r.f
Negroes voting. Howrad sent the
letter to 50 senators. The result
•was that Sen. Bilbo from his own
state pounced on it and read the
letter to the senate in a strong ar
gument against the poll tax bill.
Dunjee writing in the Black Dis
patch said:
"We hope Negro Republican.! of
the nation are waking up and tak
ing notice of what is going on.
Sen. Guffey of Pennsylvania arose
in the senate the other day to an
nounce that there is ‘an unholy al
liance of Democrats with Republic
ans to deprive service men and
women-of the right to vote.*
*'Already it is noted Republicans
plan to join with Democrats in
opposition to proposed federal poll
tax legislation and along the en
tire political battle front it app
ears the Republicans are barricad
ed to fight aaginst progressive
ideas introduced in government
during the presidency of Rooseve*t.
"The recent educational bill, pro
posing to spend 300 million dollars
in the south for education, was
also squelched by northern Repub
licans, led by Sen. Taft of Ohio.
"An tdo add insult to injury it
seems that such political stooge*
as Perry Howard and the late. Ed
gar Brown, have thrown their sup
“What’s Wrong
with the Negro?”
(Dynamite By H. George Davenport)
Cliieago (For Press Photo Service— What?s
wrong with the Negro? We will answer that ques
tion bf saying, there is nothing so wrong that the
Negro himself or herself cannot remedy.
We shall not minimize or exaggerate the faults of
the Negro race nor will we excuse the white man for
; ehis wrong against said people. We will endeavor
to give our views based on over 30 years living be
iow the Mason-and-Diron line (in New Orleans) and
i 25 years living above the line in Chicago.
We have come in contact with the best
SOUTHERNER and we have had con
tact with the lowest types of both
whites and blacks all over the country,
Having worged as common porter and
laborer in the south up to the post of
fice, to waiting table, pulhnan porter,
and other odd jobs to being our own
boss for the last 23 years in Chicago,
our answer to the above question will
be based upon facts and experience gathered in over,
half a century. d
First of all, we are human, and as one of our
greatest historians has said/ ‘to err is human.”
Alfred T. father of our illustrious
skin specialist, (Alfred T. Lawless. Jr.) once said in
response to a. speech by x*x-Presdient Taft, in New
Irlans, where Taft spoke to the colored people, “Mr.
President, the Negro is a product of the white man’s
civilization.” Taft's subject was, “You people,
(meaning the Negro) have to worb out your own sal
J vation.”
Where some Negroes did not like those words
coming from Taft, at that time President of the Uni
ted States, we have never forgotten the President’s
speech or the answer given by Prof. Lawless.
port to this reactionary program of
white Rpeublicans to sabotage the
, New Deal and destroy all the soc
ial gains acquired by minority
groups and labor during the past
Perry Howard took umbrage at |
Dunjee’s statement. He challeng
ed the editor to debate and M. S.
Stuart of Memphis simultaneously.
Dunjee charged, suggested the de
bate be held in Memphis.
Fight Infantile Paralysis
January 14th to 31st
LETS all
f 1
! march!
! Rev. t. j. douglass wui
preach at Zion Baptist Church in
the Union Service on Sunday night
January 16th. HEAR HIM.
ATLANTA, Jan 12 (ANP) —If
Georgia can be used as an example!*
the federal government will still
have to be depended upon to act
if the thousands of Negro men and
women from the deep south, who
are n°w in the armed services, are
to ever be given the franchise.
The measure which Wednesday
wsa given approval of the house
and is virtually certain to be acted
favorably upon by the senate of
the Georgia legislature, now in
special session, would remove the
poll tax and huTdle the barriers of
distance for the white servicemen,
but is cleverly worded so that not
a single black soldier risking his
life for democracy on some far
fung battlefield will be able to cast
his ballot for democracy in his
home state of Georgia.
It was the issue of Negro sold
iers being granted enfranchisement
that resulted in southern congress
men joining hands with reaction- |
ary northern Republicans to kill j
the federal measure last winter.
Now Georgia, the first of the stat
es to take action on the issu'e. clep.r i
ly shows which way the wind is
Gov. Ellis Arnau in his opening
address before the special session
of the Georgia legislature disclosed
the ruse resorted to by Georgians
to keep Negro servicemen and wo
men from voting when he asserted
“The effect of such legislation
simply would be that all persons
w-hO, were they in their own home !
county, could, vote in a general j
election can vote in the general e- '
lection (where Negroes may vote),
; and that all persons who, if they
were at home, could vote in the
primary, can vote in the primary.
Since only white persons are per
mitted to vote in the Democratic
primary, tantamount to election in
Georgia, the Negro soldier or WAC
is thus neatly barred from enjoying
the democracy for which they are
One represeontative. fearing that
there may arise the misunderstand
ing that Negroes may vote in the
white Democratic primary elections
' made himself clear with this state
ment: “There is nothing in this bill
that will interfere with our white
j primary elections.”
Speaker of the House Roy Harris
j of Augusta added that “these chang
e3 are not permanent and do not
| change a single election law perm
anently under the guise of an em
ergency.” In brief, those who
were disfranchised before Peari
j Harbor, because they have donned
the uniform of their country and
go forth to risk their lives in de
fense of its democratic professions.
. The NAACP is calling to 14 or
15 thousand Omahans to Come to
a big meeting on January 16th.
1944 when an interesting program
will be rendered for you. This call
to broadminded and interested cit
izens is to help you prepare f0r the
day when you may be in dire dis
tress and in need of the NAACP’s
Every day in some part, of Amer- j
ica the Association is taking on \
some person’s fight for life, free- ;
dom or right to enjoy the guaran
tees of our Constitution.
We must give more time and
thought to oru welfare. Discipline
in the homes first, so as to keep
straight ourselves, insist on discip
line in the home that juveniles as
well as adults edlinquency will de
cline, send out a trainel product j
from the home that will make a
favorable impression where con
tacts are necessary.
Our citizenship rights and respon.'
-abilities are before 11s and we
must not equivocate; we dare not
fail—we are on the spot as never
before. Press releases of group
and national activities tell us of
post war planning, just how to best
how to itnegrate ourselves in the
new order of things.
A good way to take our place
peacefully and to the g’-eatest ad
vantage is to be prepared when the
time comes. Start now, unless
you are in the ranks of those mak
ing a sacrifice of some kind. A
$1.00 membership means less than
one-third of a cent a day. THINK
of it. FOR FREEDOM. $2.i0 in
eludes the Crisis for (1) one year,
and so on up to a ($100.00) One
Hundred dollar Life Membership.
Come out on January 16th, 1944
to the Paradise Baptist Church at
23rd and Clark streets at 3 pm.
Hear more about tb# X»- ACP and. >
an interesting program.
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are still disfranchised, insofar es
the Georgia legislature is concern
Many queries came concerning
the Negro vote in primaries after |
it had been announced Sunday
night by Walter Winchell over the j
NBC that the passage of the bill
meant that all servicemen and
women would be given the ballot
free of poll tax.
This was erroneous in that the
bill as far as primary elections are'
concerned is for white only and
does not include Negroes in or out
of service. It was learned that*
Gov. Arnall had wired Winchell
that the bill was for free voting
of Georgia servicemen and women,
without any reservations being
made in the teolegram from Geor
gia’s chief executive.
Richmond. Va., Jan. 12 (AXP)—
Dr. Gordon B. aHncock, teacher,
preacher, lecturer, scholar and As
sociated Negro Press columnist,
was among the 12 outstanding Vir
ginians recently selected by the
Richmond Times-Dispatch to the
■ tate’s 1943 honor roll.
‘ This newspaper salutes at .l.e
end of each year a limited number
of persons who have reflected
credit upon the State through the
display of patriotism, courage, a
bility, intelligence .generosity, or1
unselfishness.*’ declared the news
paper in outlining the qualificat
ions necessary for selection 'o its
honor roll.
Dr. Gordon B. Hancock. ABA,
and BD., f Colgate university, en
MA. of Harvard, has studied : t
both Oxford and Cambridge. Tle
has lectured at Princeton and
Columbia, travelled in practically
every country in Europe and in the
middle east. But Dr. Hancock’s
chief Concern seems to be about
the welfare of his race in the south
“Not only so.” said the Times
Dispatch, "but Dr. Hancock made
an important and perhaps historic
contribution to better interracial
relationships in 1942 and 1943. He
was director and co-founder of the
all-Negro Durham conference at
Durham. N. C., in October, 1942,
the most significant gathering of
its kind held in this Country since
the war between the states. He
was the keynoter at the white-col
ored conference in Richmond last
Mrs. Marva Louis Barrow, the
charming and exotic wife of S g t.
Joe Louis Barrow, has completed
her long and strenuous rehearsals
and is now ready to make her de
but as a concert singer on Febr
uary 4, in PhiladelphiO. After
spending the holidays in Chicago at
her palatal home wher she helped
to celebrate her baby. Jacqueline’s
frst Christmas, mother and baby
left for New Tork. Press Photo
June, whaoh included leaders of
both races from all over the aouth,
and which was a direct outgrowth
of the Durham meeting.”
Dr. Hancock was born in Ninety
Six, S. C., 69 years ago, probably
made his greatest contribution to
the cause of better race relations
when he established the Southern!
Regional Council which is expect
ed to bring more justice to mem
bers of his race throughout the
south. Headquarters for the coun
cil will be Atlanta.
Beside heading the department
of economics and sociology at Vir
ginia Union university. Dr. Han
cock served as pastor of Moore
Street Baptist church in Richmond.
Atlanta, Jan 12 (ANP) Declaring
that "mob violence and intimidat
ion of any citiz ns—white or black
—will not be tolerated in Georgia"
Capt. George A. Spence, director
of the Georgia Bureau of Investi
gation, Saturda ayssigned agents
of his department to the investiga
tion of two signs warning Negroes
residents of the Cove section in
Meriwether county to “clear out."
Offenders. Capt. Spence said,
when brought to light by his agents
will be prosecuted to the full ex
tent of the law.
The Cove, which is located seven
niles northeast of Manchester. Ga.
was opened to Negro residents a
Dout five years ago. the FBI dir
ector revealed, when a large peach
orchard owner opened some cot
ages for colored workers on his
There are now approximately SO
Negro families living in the area.
Spence said.
When the landowner asked two
white families working at Man
chester cotton mill to vacate his
houses recently, he was asked if
the homes were to be occupied by
Negroes. GBI agents reported. The
owner, they said, replied that it
was "my business."
Wooden signs appeared Thurs
day morning in font of two Negro
residences. On^ said, "Warning
all Negroes to be leaving Cove.
Not wanted here." The other said
"Warning all Negroes to be mov
ing out at once-”
A request from Sheriff C. H. Col
lier, of Greenville. Ga., brought
GBI Agents Delmar Jones and
James Addy into the investigation
Florida Chef Fed
Leaders at Cairo, Teheran
Tallahassee. Fla., Jan 9 (ANP)—
When leaders of the "big four” in
the united nations sat down to din
ner at Cairo and Teheran, they en
joyed the cooking of a Florida ex
pert in the preparation of delect
able fo°d, it was disclosed here
this week.
Serving as chief cook at both
confereices was Aleck Walton who
before his induction in the army
was chef cOok at the Florida State
College for Women, white. News
of Walton’s selection as cook dur
ing the history making meeting,
was contained in a letter passed by
the censors from Walton to Miss
Anna Mae Tracy, white, dietitian
at the school here.
Lincoln Airbase Soldier
Still in the ‘Pink'
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Released by U. S. War Department. Pmop of Public Relations
WITH THE GREATEST OF EASE—Private John W. Brooks, a
member of the United States Olympic Team in 1932 and 1936, pots
an a demonstration of his specialty of broadjumping. Now takhqf
basic training with the 604th Training Camp, Lincoln Army Air Fiet^
Nebraska, the Chicagoan has garnered over 260 medals and trnphton
(Fboto by AAF Training Command.)
Bob Weaver to Head
Chicago Race Relations
Chicago, Jan, 10 (ANP)—The Ma
yor’s Committee on Race Relations
at its meeting Wednesday after
i noon appointed as its executive Ji
Georgia Daily Hits
Talmadge Klan Appeal
Augusta, Ga., Jan. 12 (XP)
Roundly condemning ex-Gov. Eu
gene Talmudge’s appeal to racial
prejudice in a recent address be
fore the Porterdale, Ga., KuKlux
Klan, the Augusta Chronicle, influ
ential white daily here. Wednesday
editorially asserted: “Unless the
people of Georgia unitedly and
with considerable force voice their [
disapproval of this new plot to ds
turb the peaceful relation of the j
various groups and races of our
people, these nests of intolerance i
and bigotry will soon be hatching
new birds of prey to plague us and
array class against class and race
against race.’’
Continuing .the Chronicle said:
“If we are ever to win the fight
for tolerance, brotherhood and
good will, we must lash not a*
their enemies every time they ap
pear on the scene. They were
there in person at that Porte rdale
meeting, where Eugene Talmadge^
attempted to put back together the
pieces of his broken political car- I
eer. AjJparently eh has not chang
ed one whit since he was defeated
for governor last summer; we
should know him for what he is,
and be ready to thwart any come
back that he might attempt to
make, trading, as usual, on the
prejudices and fancied dislikes cf
certain groups of our citizens."—
Gets 90 Days
Cooper Lee and his white coin
panion was given a sentence of *)0
days in jail Monday morning in
police court on the advice of De
tective Green who told Judge O’
Brien he thought they should get
the limit. They were charged with
the theft of three cases of wine
from a place at 14th and Farnam
streets, and articles from automo
biles. Both of the young men had
but a few dasy before completed
jail sentences. Cooper Lee one of
120 days, his companion one of 30.
Receives Fines
MOn., Jan. 10th—Olonao Bradford
2731 Q Street, was fined two dol
lars and costs in police court for
not having a sticker On his car. He
told the judge that he had one but
it had been stolen off his car.
Mrs. Davis was fined a dollar
tnd costs for a minor traffic viola
rector. Dr. Robert C. Weaver. n<-w
chief of minority groups service
of the War Manpower commission
Mrs. Rheua Pearee. who has been
serving as executive officer of the
Committee, will continue as eo-dir
Commenting on the appointment
'idwin R. Embree, chairman Of th.
mayor’s committee, said, ‘‘I regard
Mr. Weaver as the very top man
in the younger Negro group of the.
entire country. Chicago is honor
ed in getting a man of his high
ability and national standing to di
rect its city planning in race rela
Mayor Edward J. Kelly said, "I
have wanted this important com
mittee to get the very ablest man
in America as its director. I be
lieve they have that man in Mr.
Weaver. I congratulate the com
mittee and the city of Chicago.”
Born in Washington, DC., in
1907, Mr. Weaver graduated with
honors from Harvard college and
received the degree of doctor of
philosophy in economics from Har
vard university. After a year of
teaching at the North Carolina
State college in Greensboro, he re
turned to Washington In 1933 to
serve as one of the technical dir
ectors of the Joint Committee on
National Recovery and as advisor
on Negro affairs in the depart
ment of the Interior. Since that
time he has been in various feder
al services in housing, education,
and manpower. In his vario'is of
ficial connections, he has spent
much time in the midwest region
with headquarters in Chicago.
Mr Weaver has served as Con
sultant to the housing division of
Public Works administration, as
special assistant to the U. S. Hous
ing authority, and as consultant to
the President’s Advisory Commi’
tee on Education. He directed the
staff of 1800 workers who made the
national survey of Negro wh io
collar and skilled workers, 1935-2?.
During 1940 and 1941 he was art
Hillman in the Council of National
Defense, which preeeeded the War
Production board. In 1942 he w.,3
appointed chief of the Negro man
power service of the War Man
power commission and in 1942 was
made head of all minority group
services of that commission.
Mr. Weaver is widely known for
his writings ip books and national
magazines. His best known works
in addition to the monumental re
port on Negro skilled workers in
the United States, are recent art
icles in the Atlantic Monthly:
“With the Negro’s Help’- and ’The
Negro Comes of Age in Industry."
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