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HEW Hi THEjlNE
LARGEST ACCREDITED NEGRO NEWSPAPER WEST OF CHICAGO AND NORTH OF KANSAS CITY
Entered as Second-Cla* Ratter at Cnder Act of March 8. U7*~ lO 1QAA OTTR m VY&P Tffo 1 —CITY EDITION—
the Post Office Omaha. Nebraska Business Phone: HA-0800. HA-0801 Saturday. XCD. JLZ, WUXI 11 til X Hi A It-WO. 1 PRICE FITE CENTS
PULLMAN PORTERS TO HAVE MASS-MEETNG ! WEBSTER to Talk
Zion Baptist Church
Sun., Feb. 20, 3:30 pjn.
The Bfyytherhood of 'keeping Car
Porters are sponsoring a public
Mass Meeting on Sunday. Febru
ary 3flth -At 239 pm at the Zion
Mr A. Philip Randolph, an out
standing National leader among
hie people win be the principle
speaker, and will be ably assisted
by Mr. M P. Webster. another na
tionally known speaker and the
only member on the President s
Far Employment Practice Comm
Both speakers are nationally
known and internationally honored
for their outstanding activities in
the interest of the Negro race and
any wail thinking citizen. » . ■
himself an injustice to fail to hear
There will be no admission to
tfcja meeting nor a free-will offer
ing taken Every is cordially
To Sing at Pleasant
Green Baptist Church
Mrs. Leona Mitchell, Gospel Sin
ger will sing at Pleasant Green
Baptist Church. February 14th un
der the auspices of the Senior choir
There will be a silver offering.
Rev. J H. Reynolds, Pastor. Mrs.
Marie Alford. President.
Fighting 99th Bags 13th
Algiers —It's No- 13 for the 99th
Fighter Squadron at the 12th C. S.
Air Force composed of Negro pil
ots flying War hawks.
2nd Lt. E road T Driver of
Trenton. N. J., brought the squad -
roll's bag of enemy planes to that
number Saturday by shooting down
a German Focke-Wulf as the squad
ran protected trqOps on the Anziof
Champion Bond and
War Stamp Salesman
As far as can be learned Sgt
Bivens is the Champion Siam p and
Bond salesman among the colored
people on the northside and even
the entire city. There hasn't been
a day. according to a statement he \
made before the members if the
Roosevelt Post. No. 50. Am ricsn
Legion at iast Thursday's minting,
that he hasn't sold less than 9t33
wortrje>f b- nds and sttntps. And
his efforts are greatly addr-g to
the prestige at the northside cam- j
paign. even though most of his
sales are made to downtown buy
STILL IN DOUBT
Reports show that the CIO union
is favored by a majority of the
Bomber plant workers although the
AFL. won. some departments. 3ut
the ieeue i» still in doubt because
it isn’t yet certain whether the
•workers really want a cnirn .as
their bargaining agent.
Many of thetm seem to favor
dealing with the management on
an individual basis- To find ouft
definitely how the workers stand
on the issue. ,-.f co: evtive barg-in
ing there is to be a run-off ballot
or election in a few da vs between
the CIO. fun:On and the Martin
Bomber Plant. So the public can
not be informed as to the final re
sults until this election is over.
LSO ‘Navy Revue' to be Staged at St. Benedict's Saturday 8:30pm.
NEGRO PRESS DELEGATES INTERVIEW PRES.
Lav Twenty-one Point
Statement and Post
Before Chief Executive
(Special to The Omaha Guide) —
Washington, dc..—cm behalf
of the millions of colored Amer
icans patriotically supporting Am
erica's war effort on the home
and fighting fronts, the Negro
Newspaper Publishers’ Association
conferred wrth President Roose
velt on Saturday. Feb. a. at the
White House and laid before him
a twenty-one point statement and
postwar as pi rations.
The occasion was truly historic
It was the first time in this coun
try's history that a President had
formally received representatives
of the Negro Press as an organiz
FROM 9 STATES AND D. C.
In the delegation acting on be
half of the association and as spok
esman for Negro Americans, and
advocates of their fuller citizen
ship, were 13 editors and publish
ers from nine states and the Dis
trict of Columbia.
The President talked with an
listened to the delegation for tmr- ]
ty-five minutes in his executive j
office at the White House.
The remarks of the Chief Ez.ec- i
utive were off the record, but the j
statement of war arms was well
received by the President, and he
spoke frankly and at length about
ch- matters presented to him.
PERSONNEL OF DELEGATION
Carter Wesley, editor. ,
Texas) Informer; William O. Wal
ker. editor, Cleveland (Ohio CaTI
I Post; Aexander Barnes, manager.
Washington (DC.) Tribune; How
ard H. Murphy, NXPA secretary,
and business manager, Afro-Am
erican, Baltimore. Mi; C. A Scott
editor, Atlanta iGai Daily World;
i P. Bernard Toons. Jr., editor and
Thomas W Toung, business man
ager. Journal and Guide. Norfolk.
Va.: Dr. C. B. Powell, publisher,
■Amsterdam Star-News. New Turk.
NT.: Ira Lewis .president and P.
L .Prattis. executive editor. Pitts
burgh (Pa.) Courier; Louis E. Mar
tin. editor Michigan Chronicle,
Detroit; John H. Sengestacke. ger
. era.1 manager, and Charles P.
Browning. national representative
Chicago (111.) Defender;
Also present was Ted Poston of
i the Office of War Information.
• Mr. Sengestacke. president of the j
Marva Louis. “Fistiana’s Queen." swims’ out
with “Shoo. Shoo. Baby" in the staid old Quaker
City of Philadelphia at her premiere before 4,000
fans :asx Tuesday evening. Although billed as the
• Sophisticated I ady of Song" the beauteous wife of
the Worldd’s Heavyweight Champion, Sit. Joe
Louis. immediately swung iu the groove when her
“hep" audience yelled, “Solid!" Billed to open at
New York's swanky Hurricane following Duke El
lington's hand there, Marva’s itinerary practically
covers the entire Southern and Midwestern states.
REV MR. J. E BLACKMORE
The Bellevue Conference, a unit
of the Board of Education and
Social Action and Agency of th
Presbyterian Church. USA., which
meets every summer at Dana. Col- i
lege. Blair. Xebr has appointed :
the Rev. Mr. J. E. Biaekmore. pas- |
tor of the Hillside Presbyterian
Church. 2dih and Ohio streets, as !
Rev. Biaekmore will teach a
course n. Modem Messages of
the Ancient Prophets", beginning
The students who will take this
course are high school and college
groups ranging in ages from 13 h,
ReT Blackmpre .will apprec at
seeing any cf his friends who may
desire to sit in on the classes dur
ing the semester
publishers association introduced i
the delegation and the President !
shook hands with each of the
conferees, acknowledging the in- I
dividual introductions with typ
ical Roosevelt charm and cordial
Then the Chief Executive spoke
for about ten minutes before lis
tening to the spokesmen of the
group. Afterwards he commented
at length upon the summation of
aims and aspirations.
The MNT.1 includes in its mam- 1
bership newspapers from twenty
five states and the District of Col- j
tfnxbia. The member papers rep
resent 95 percent of the circulation
af ali Negro secular publications.
OTHER OFFICIALS SEEN
The interview with Mr. Roose
velt oilmans a aeries of conferenc
es held by the publishers associa
tion with high government .iffic- !
tais in the past several months. !
during which they have advocated !
greater justice for and utilisation ]
of colored Americans in the war
production program and in tne
Previous Conferences were held I
with Vice-President Henry A. Wal
lace. Navy Secretary Frank Ka»jv.
Attorney General Francis Biddle.
Manpower Commissioner Paul V. ■
M.Xatt. Major Genera- Lewis Her- j
- h- y of Selective Service, Assisi
ant Secretary cf War John J. Ma
(continued ■ . pag» 2)
WE LOST A LOVELY
On Wednesday evening. Febr
uary 9th the sweetheart of the
. neighborhood of 25th and Grant;
level by everyone who knew her,
; and one who had contributed much
to the religious, civic and frateyr
t activities of this city for the
past 30 years that she resided here
The mother of four girLs and
e;eht sons wh- had the struggle
os a widow t <r the larger port;. ,n
y£ the time in raising this targe
; inw?y. Tiro can observe the U;»e
iy spirit transplanted into the
' .arts of every ne of these child
ren t day which was lived by this
Mrs. Clara B 1 Parks, who pass
ed f-ca this life into the sweet be
yond. Wednesday even-ng. Febr
uary 9th at 2302 North 25th >t
Speaker J. W. Davis
Invites Graduates to
'Live Dangerously or
Die Willingly’.. •.
Hampton nstitute. Va.,—Declar
ing that the protection of the right*
of Negroes and minorities a a na
tion-wide issue and calls for nau.jn
wide treatment and cure. President
John W. Davis of West Virginia
State College invited the midyear
graduating class of Hampton Insti
tute last Monday night to “inr*
dangerously or die willingly" for
a •■world of tree men and for a
realistic democracy at home rhi**!
will include all people freely * d
Speaking specifically On “The i
Right To Work ' - =.:••> that this
right is ' •inseparably and irrevoc- ]
ably connected with a man's free- 1
d,gn” and that “there must be no j
end to the fight to keep the right j
to work open factually and rightly
for all of our people both in war
and peace time."
ASfltng that this is not in the in
terest of Negoes only but to save
democacy for America and peace
for the world. Dr Devi* said:
“The right of - . XegrOes in Am
erica to work, to be upgraded ss
workers, and to bargain Collective
ly with other workers is being us- ;
ed by sinister forces in this coun- j
try to harm the total interests - £
America and the cause of derm. -
racy wherever it exists in the world j
“Negroes and their friends muss
constantly fight to remove every j
barrier and discrimination which
would result in “freezing” Negroes
in undesirable jobs. The fight
must continue so as to bring about
Complete equality among Negro
and white workers in all phases
and classes of organized Labor.”
ntts. ■ *■ KW tiv
Dr. Davis was introduce! by
Acting President H. O'Hara Lanier :
of the college, who subsequently
conferred the Bachelor of Selene,
degree upon the IS members of the
graduating class and then present
ed the charter of Hamptg in-q..
ture to its new president. Ra pa P
Bridgman, who officially becam ?
head of the college.
The transfer of authority was i
followed by a pledge of lovait.
tram the Hampton alumni by Dr.
Albert O. Reid .president of the j
The .graduation exercises con
cluded a week end marked by oth
er midyear commencement activ
ities and the observance of Foun
der's Day at Hampton Institute.
Following a reception for the grad
uating class on Friday evening, the
Armstrong League of the college
a id a memorial service Saturday
night, in honor of three former
workers at the Institute who pass
ed away during recent month.-;.
They were Dr. R. Nathaniel Deti.
former head of the department ,.t
music. Dr. Harry D. Howe, f'r
many years college physician and
William H. Scovilie. former coll ge
DR. WRIGHT SPEAKS
President Arthur D. Wright of
the Southern Education Founda
tion delivered the combined baC
u aureate and Founder’s Day ud
Ireis in Memorial Church Sunday
morn lug, urging the granites to
ievelop the tolerance and love for
- .am.unity which characterized the
personality of General Armstrong,
who founded Hampton Institute in
February 12th .
For Your Sweetest’s
VALENTINE, Feb. 14,
Give A War Bond!
The FBI. stepped in and arrest
ed 10 heads cf the famous Military
Order of Guards in Chicago last
week. Above is shown Adjutant
General Geary Bell who technical
ly runs the organization. Charging
them with wearing the Army uni
form and insignia illegally. Rich
ard G. Finn. Assistant XT. 3. J>
torney is said to have charge 1 the
Guards witn "petty rachkets” with
in the- ranks. "However”, he said.
'There was nothing subversiv > in
it.” Another U. S. Attorney. S.
Albert WoII charged the Organiza
tion with wearing of uniform, sim
ulating regulation Army outfits
and possessing Army insignias. TU
ten men were taken to the r* s
Marshall’s office and finger print
ed. Among the men ’-"rested were
General Stewart. 117 E. 34th St.
CoL Eugene A. Harris. 747 X.
Rush St.. Gen. Bell himself. SS<M
Calumet Avenue. Gen. Matliew
Starbuck. 2212 X. Sa: ramento Ave.
and Gen. Harold J hn Smith. 1929
‘On Sunday- afternoon. another
reception was held at the Mansion
House for the graduates. fC-U0rig
the dedication of The M . - rings,
new alumni headquarters at the
college, which was recently pres
ented to the alumni associate ,n by
Mrs. Alexander Purves.
ALL MM HOUSE DEDICATED
St> akers at the dedication m
•iu :■ d Dr. J. M. G. Ramsey, chair
man of the alumni campaign «3m
m tie -. Dr. Reid. J. Henry Scatter
g XL chairman of the Humph>n
institute board of trustees, Robert
•gdeh Purves. former college treas
icrer, Dr. Lanier. Mr. Bridgman and
The traditional senior Chap-i st'r
vice was held Sunday night In Og
■den Halt when the staff of the
college presented to Dean Lah t a
solid gold Guen watch and a war
bond for Mrs. Lanier as a *rtbate
for his administration of the col
lege during his year of service as
0 '"TURN' TO” a fast moving en- |
tertalament of group singing, tap
dancing, mimics, magic and barber
shop harmonies, will be the fea
ture on the Saturday night pro
gram of the tTSO Club at St. Ben
edict s Auditorium at 8JO pm.
This variety show is being pro
duced by the navy boys from Hast
Xn addition to military pop
uiar renditions by over thirty
blended voices, the show will fea- |
tore solo singing by Thomas Cov- J
mgton. colored gunners mate, 2d j
class. Before entering the Nava'
services. Covington was a popular
siager Over Station WDNC, Dur
ham. S. S. He has also sang be- j
fore President Roosevelt ani the
King and Queen cf England.
Two marines and two coast -
guardsmen, under the direction of
John O. Halit will present several
numbers in barbershop hannoni-rs
Before entering the Coast Guard
as a specialist in handling of pa
trot dogs Hulit toured the coun
try as the head of a quartet which,
won high honors in 1942 at the an
nual convention of barb irs hop .
Group Singing- "The Marching
Song"; 'Marine Hymn"; “Ship
mates Forever": "Anchors A
Tap dancing Trio-' Jesse Green
Huey Porter and Carl Patton.
Harmonica Solo. H. McLain
Sol© Rendition. ...B--mard Most
Golden Gate Quartette. . “Original
Intermission Music by RSO.
Group Singing.. “I Got Plenty of
Nothing"; "Steal Away”.
Soto Rendition.. Thomas Corington
Jitterbugging and Boogie tVfcogie- ■
J. E. Holmes and David Young
E, F. Barry at the piano
Piano solo.._. . . .Edward GrguCi j
"Tom Cats"—Quintet. . Other.> Pet
ty, David Young. J. E. Holmes,
J. H. Robinson and Charles
Dyp.it Hymn . . . Entire Cast
The entire cast will enjoy a ban
quet with th^ir friends at St. JGbr.
A ME. church immediately follow
ing the performance and wih be '
entertained at the USO Cluo oh
Sunday afternoon at 3DO pm. The
public in invited to witness the
performance at St. Benedict’s- and- j
itortum starting promptly at *:3
N. Ham'in Ave. The Others seiz
ed were "colonels, majors and cap
tains.” They influde Edward L
Rich-ter, 1351 Winn-enar A»t . a
-awyer: Frank Don Iltua. 5413 N
Winthrcp Ave.. Eugene A. Schaack j
5104 N. Menard Ave., MarceUu^ ;
Charles Saxton. 5534 Drexel Blvd..
and John A. Seymour, Jr.. 4413 N
Governor will Address
Negro History Meeting
PUBLIC INVITED, EVEBYBODY WELCOME
THE HONORABLE DWIGHT GRISWOLD,—
Governor of the State of Nebraska, will be the prin
ciple speaker at the ‘Negro History Meeting' spon
sored by the American Legion Roosevelt Post No.
30, on Thursday. February 17th att 8 pm. at the Le
gion Hall, 24th and Parker Streets.
0. C. GaFoway, editor of The Omaha Guide, will
introduce the Governor at this meeting.
Not Just An
The Valentin*? Dane • at Dream
land Hall is not to be just another
dance. but is being planned tc be
one that will long be rcmemfcer«»d
by pe* pie here in Omaha. To be
sure there has been dances where
two orchestras have battled ag
ainst each other for musical sup
remacy (probably with neither cur
ing who won), but what is the in
tentions of those in charge of this,
lance is to have the two orri'es
tras just play and playq. and send
the dancers—wow them, make
them have the best time of th**»r
lives—knocking themselves out.
having themselves a ball while
the orchestras are battling away.
Oh sure there wilt be ppi2 s en
tered to thc*e best at Jitterbug
ing waltzing or doing the New
town S hotisoh. But who cares »
bout a prize if there is a lot of
fun attached to the contest’ Yes
the intentions of the dance comm
ittee is to arrange things >o that
everybody will have a wonderful
time, even if they do no more than
And the refreshments that w-U
*e served are meant tc be refresh
ing sure enough- Good order win.
be maintained and each patron
will be given the proper consider
ation be he old or young. You
•an"t mise on this dance. And the
committee, which is compose*! of
John Riley. Chairman. Richard
Bryant. William Booker, and A
Johnson, are putting forth every
effort to see that dance lovers
ion’t miss on the date either. So
here it is in large type. MONDAY,
FEBRUARY 1th AT DREAMLAND
THE OMAHA GUIDE IS YOUR
PAPER— READ IT WEEKLY.
Negro History Week
Where**, he Negro has place-* aa
! Important part in the history ef
| Am-rica and has rendered vital
service both in government and in
civilian pursuits: and
Whereas. Negr. e» are serving
with distinction and with k-ya'ty
cn the War efforts: and
Whereas, the week of February
13-13 will be observed as the nine
teenth annual celebration of N -gro
History Week throughout the
Whereas, this observance will Jo
much to acquaint the general puto
. lie with the- achievements of £h*
Now. therefore, I. John w.
Brisker. Governor of Ohio do>
hereby proclaim the week of Feb
ruary 13-19 as Negro History W>-ek
> to Oltfc-an* “T urge in eitiaons t®
cooperate in this observance t*»
stimulate greater public study and
understanding of Negr® life and
In witness whereof. I have here
unto s-t my hand and caifa .d the
great seal r f Ohio to be affixed
at Catena fans, this ind day of
February in the year of our Lord,
one thousand nine hundred and
Raph Underwood was fired ft.99
in police court Monday morning on
the charge of keeping a disorderly
house A henchman was fined $15.
Herman Moiton, -.-har*ed with
disturbing the peace, was fined $15
The case of F. L. Hogan was con
tinued until February 19th.
Presbyterian head visits Negro soldiers
REV. DR. WILLIAM BARROW
Executive head rf tile Presbvter
' '•hurch visits Negro troops in
Burma, just on the edge of Chirr:*
' . prelate n -aised the spirit the
manhood and the fortitude of the
boys be visited and of the chap
; :aiBs. fjire of whorr. were *oU rc*l.
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