The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, May 13, 1944, Image 1

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    Saturday, May 13, 1944 OUR 17th Year—No. 14
Entered as had class matter at Post-office. Omaha. Xebr, Under Act of
■March •» :--4. Publishing Offices at 2420 Grant Street, Omaha. Xebr.
Day j
Bested Harbor, Mich..—Represent
ing bronze Mothers throughout Am
erica is youthful Rosalie Kfrtley and
her 9 month old Ronald < Butch 1 who
gladly posed especially for this pub
lication while spending a short vaca
tion on their farm here. Mrs. Hart
ley is the wife of William Kirtley.
nationally known sportsman and Chi
cago business man. She sends greet
ings to our boys on all the fighting
fronts and asks that they in return
write a letter home to their mothers.
Yotmg Ronald is the third generation
of the late Aid. R bt. R. Ja-fcson.
Their Chicaa ad ire.-- is 642 E. 31st
St. Phot, b; Lowe f- - PF'TSi [
40 Million is Quota For
Insurance Week....
jatosonvilii" Fla.. iC) From May
8-13, the National Meg- > Ia-cran ■
Week wilt go all out :■ reach their •
quota ->f 4'i Forty-seven'
gro Insaranc Week a- vying again-i
st each other for highest average,
production during., that week. B. P. j
Bradshaw 'is prescient of the Assoc
iati. n I. T. Be*chairman of the j
“Week" and A D. Doff, secretary j
of the Nat’l Negr, Insurance Comm
ittee and member companies.
A Mysterious Rumor—,
The news has been circulating for
several weeks that a HIGH-CLASS
place is to be opened up very soon in
the neighborhood of 24th and Lake
streets, for the accommodation of
those who ea>oy something entirely
different and it is said that the mod
err. beauty ot this establishment wul
place Omaha's Negro business dis
trict in a class with oar larger cit
ies'. What is this new establishment
GUIDE who is always first to in
form von of all the latest news e
vents and be Graded by The GUIDE.
The Sunday School Alliance of the Omaha Area,
will hold its Annual Sermon Sunday, May 21, 1944,
3 pm„ at St. John’s AME. Chureh. The public is
invited. Mr. A. R. Goodlett, Pres., Mrs. Lena Dal
las, Program Chairman.
Coast Guard Seek
1 7 Year Old
Negro Recruits
An unlimited quota for enlistment
; of Steward's Mates opened the doors
: of Coast Uoard Recruiting stations
j to IT year old Negro recruits.
The opening of enlistment marks
the first such recruiting activity since
last fall Lieutenant L. B. Poole,
Const Guard Recruiting Officer for
tlie St Louis Ninth Naval District
Reruns must produce Birth certifi
cates and must have their parents’
consent to enlist. They must have
completed eight grades of school and
he physically qualified.
Applications are now being taken
at all Coast Guard recruking sta
tions in major cities throughout the
S, Louis Ninth Naval District. For
further particulars see your local re
canting officer or write: Coast
»o-ard Recruiting Office, 506 New
Federal Building. 13th and Market
Streets, St. Louis, l. Missouri.
To Conduct A Series of
Evangelistic Services
The Rev. Mrs. C. M. Farmer, n :t
ed Evangelist Gospel preacher and
linger will conduct a series of Evang
elistic Services each Sunda" after
nooo at 3 p mr. a* the frrterdrnvjn.
rcational Church at 26th and Frank
!• ’ Street, beginning Sunday. May
! 4 th. Let us get back to God. Ev
eryone welcome.
Gets His Jap
Released bj U. S. War Department Bureau of Public Relations
O'Baner, Box 345, Sidon, Miss., young Negro infantryman who was
the first Negro soldier of the 93d Infantry Division to kill a Jap on
Bougainville Island in the southwest Pacific, gives a description of the
kill to Lieutenant Colonel James C. F. erts, San Antonio, Texas.
Private O'Baner bagged his Nip at a range of ten feet during a jungle
patrol. The 93d Division is fighting alongside the veteran America!
Division at Bougainville. (TJ. S. Signal Corps photo.)
KANSAS CITY, Mo May 2.—Bishop Alexander P Shaw of Baltimore
greets two delegates from Liberia to the Methodist Quadrennial General
Conference upon arrival at Kansas City after an 8.000 mile plane trip
They are (left Charles E. Cooper of Monrovia for ten years consul gen
eral m Great Britain, and 1 right the Reverend T Eber.ezer Ward. D. D..
president of Liberia College. This is Dr Ward s first return visit tc
America after graduation from WUtenforce University Xenia. O. ■ to 1906.
While delegates from more than 20 countries are here these Lioenans
have set a record far long distance fhgh: to a Methodist General Confer
Robert Storz Named
Director of National
Legion Fund Group
Robert H. Ptorz of Omaha was
one of 18 prominent Americans ap
pointed as directors of the America**
Legion National Americanism En
dowment Fond Corporation at then
meeting in Mew York April 29 and
Serving with Mr. Storz on the
board of directors will be: Earl
Warren. Governor of the State of
California. Sacramento; Alvin M.
For Our Soldiers, the NAACP Stands Guard
The men of both races have contributed to the
work of the National Association for the Advance
ment of Colored People. One white private gave
$2909.00, another white sergeant gave $1006.00, and
colored soldiers gave nearly $8,000.00. They did
this because they realize as they faee the realities of
war together, that the country of their birth must
be free for all its sons and daughters. They want to
see a strong NAACP. all over the country, so that
better understanding between all peoples of our
land, shall prevail.
The Omaha NAACP is in the midst of a drive for
2.000 members; it must obtain them, that we, too,
may do our part to protect the rights and liberties
of the men and women who have faded a thousand
deaths on battlefields all over the world.
Surely, mothers and fathers and sisters and bro
thers and loved ones will not hesitate to pay $1.00
for an annual membership in the NAACP. You
The Omaha Branch of the NAACP. is presenting
Mrs. Eunice H. Carter at the final night of its drive
on Friday May 19th, at Zion Baptist Church. Mrs.
Carter is one of the most brilliant lawyers of the
New York Bar, and she is traveling halfway across
the nation to inspire and help us to enlist in this
holy cause.—of making America the land of freedom
and opportunity for all.
There is no better way of doinst this than by buy
ing a ticket to the Carter lecture and at the same
time obtain a membership in the NAACP. Finally,
the battle for freedom must be won right here. In
that battle evervone is a soldier. JOIN THE
Owsley, Vice President of Ball Bras.
Mason Jar Co.. Mancie, Indiana: Roy
W. Moore. President, Canada Dry
Ginger Ale. Inc.. N. Y. City: Judge
Frank J. Merrick. Cleveland. Ohio:
Sam Jones, Governor State of Lou
isiana. Baton Rouge: Scott Chandler
Vice President Coca Cola Co.. At
lanta. Ga_; Harry M. Moses. Presi
dent. Erick Coke Co., Pittsburgh,
Pa.: Louis Johnson. Clarksburg. Va~
former Ass't. Sec. of War. R. H.
Barnard, President Ownes-Ill Glass
Co.. Toledo. Ohio : E A. Chester,
Vice President, Columbia Broadcast
ing System. New York: Fred F.
Florence. President Republic Nation
al Bank. Dallas. Texas.
The purpose of this organization
is as follows :
“To uphold and defend the Con
stitution of the L’nited States of «A
roerica: to foster the realization and
to develop and promote the apprecia
tion of the value of the American
way of life: the promotion of liberal
and practical education of the people
at large in the privileges, obligations
and responsibilities of citizenship in
this country, and to aid and conduct
broad educational program- for that
purpose under the direction of the
National Executive Committee.’'
Robert H. Storz is a vice presid
ent of the Storz Brewing Co. of O
irraha He is a recent Commander of i
Omaha American Legi>® Post N l.j
America's largest. He is a former;
president of the Omaha Mamifactur-;
ers Assn., and director of the Omaha,
Chamber of Commerce.
Anti-Negrc Prejudice ‘
Charged in Britain
London.* 1 ne London News Chron
icle charged Monday that the many j
thousands of American Negro sold
iers in Britain, who were received
warmly by the British people on their
arrival two years ago. now are bar-1
Pfe. John and Mrs. Hamilton. Jr.
Pic. Snooky Hamilton Jr., ar
rived home May 7th. with his newly ’
wedded bride from Peoria. IIL, to j
spend his furlough with his grand-'
mother, Mrs. Belzora Coffins, 2622 Es
Erskine street.
Mrs. Hamilton was formerly Miss
Ernestine Hackman of Tulsa, Okia.
Pfc. John will return to Camp El
lis. IIL. on May 16. His bride will
remain with Mrs. Coffins indefinite
They will be entertained Saturday
night with a reception. John's moth
er. Mrs. Lucille Hamilton is expected
in Omaha this week.
Entertained at Waffle Breakfast
Mrs. Rose Ellis of 2624 Erskine St.
entertained Pic John and Mrs. Ham
ilton. Jr_ with a waffle breakfast
Wednesday. May 10. Other guests
present were Steward First Class
Freddie Crowley of the USX, Mrs.
Christine Soddtrth and Mr. Val Rat
■Miniiiiiwiiiiwiiiiiiiiiiinnniimiiniinniii nwnwiwinmiir.!!UUiMWBTtnwaii
red from community life here be- j
cause anti-Negro prejudice among
white American troops has “infected'
the British public.
CHICAGO. May t2 (ANP)— \
decision to organize the American
Council on Race Relations tr> bring
about full democracy in race relations
was announced here Monday by Ed
win R. Embree. presdent of thie Jul
ius Rosenwald Fund. The decision
is tbe culmination of a plan original- !
Iv broached at the Chicago Confer- j
ence on Race Relations, a meeting
called by Marshall Field. Dr. Charles
S. Johnson and Mr. Embree. some
thing over a month ago and attended
by 75 white and colored leaders from
every section of the country.
The decision was reached. Mr Em
bree said, at a week-end conference
held last Saturday and Sunday at
the Shoreland hotel here. In attend
ance was a smaller group chosen
from those who participated in the
original conference.
A new “not for profit" corporation
to be known as “the American Coun
cil on Race Relations" will be form
er. the announcement read, the organ
ization being devoted to the purpose
as adopted by the conference group,
of bringing about “full democracy in
race relations."
The following activities have been
proposed tor the corporation:
1. Advancement of knowledge
concerning race and race relations
both by the collection and analysis of
the records of interracial experience
and by original research.
2. Cooperation with pidilic and
private agencies and individuals owrk
ing in the interracial field by supply
mg needed information, by advice
concerning procedures and by the
temporary loan of personnel.
3. Assistance to local communit
ies in organizing to meet their inter
racial problems where existing pro
( Continued on Page WW"'
Soldiers Face Police Machine-Gun in Cafe Dispute
Oxford. N. C_ May 11 (ANP ' —
When two colored soldiers attempted
to make purchases of beer and cigar
ettes at a local downtown white cafe
this week, one was jailed and another
was slapped.
Accordiirp to the testimony of H.
J. Jackson, chief of police, he was
sitting in the cafe when the two col
ored soldiers entered and attempted
to purchase beer and cigarettes.
They were refused by the manager
who merely said he had no beer. He
said the soldiers were told that the
cate served only white patrons which
one resented by an outburst of pro
fanity directed at the owner. Jack
son said he arrested the soldier.
The other soldier is sard to have
reported the incident to other colored
soldiers and they immediately rallied
to the number of between 30 and 60
men. Jackson said. Police, learning
that they were rallying their forces
in the Negro business district, took
their stands about the City hall, arm
ed with tear gas and machine gun e
quipinent. They soon approached on
the other side of the street the po
lice chief said.
Two of them crossed the street and
were met by Chief Jackson, who told
them that the soldier was in custody
of police, was locked up and ordered
them "to move on" an order they are
reported to have ignored. Jackson,
according to witnesses is said to have
smacked the larger of the two., jump
ed back and pulled his gum
Threatened by Asst. Chief J. L.
Cash, who was manning a machine
gun, that he would machine gun them
the soldiers left and the prisoner was
turned over to military authorities at
Camp Burner later that night.
Eajiem School Wants A
Pied Piper to Lure Rats
New Y ark City (C > According to ;
Asst. Principal Kay Bischoff "huge |
rats- are running wild at 34 year old
PS. 89 in Harlem. When they mar
ch in classrooms, the teachers evac- j
nate the children and call for the
custodian. He sets up traps and
lodes a cat in ovrenigfat. Mrs. Bts
chott prays for a Pied Piper to lead
all the rats into the river or some
place as deserving! Another prob
lem is teacher-shortage.
story to be
New York,—Walter White's recent
broadcast, opening the nation-wide
NAACP campaign ior 300,000 new
members will be followed by addit
ional radio programs stemming from
New York local stations during the
months of May and June.
In a series of addresses depicting
militant growth and achievement, the
Association's 35 year tight ior the
realization of democratic rights and
privileges for all peoples, will be told
by speakers, Roy Wilkins, editor of
the Crisis, Special N AACP Counsel.
Thurgood Marshall, Ella J. Baker,
director of NAACP Branches, Judg
es William H. Hastie. Hubert T.
Delany. and ethers in the vanguard
spearheading the drive ior Freedom
at Home and Abroad.
The first of the broadcasts beginn
ing May 7, 9 a. m., over New York
Station WLIB. featured Judge Hu
bert Delarty. in the series interpreting
the scope and national import of the
Association's victory in the U. S.
Supreme Coart decision, enfranchis
ing the Negro vote for the first time
in democratic white primaries. On
May 28, Thurgood Marshal!, Special
counsel, who argued the Texas case,
will outline the Association's follow
up procedure, being used to prepare
the southern Negro for mil realiz
ation of his right to the franchise.
Campaign slogans and spot ann
ouncements over station WEVD, will
be heard nightly between II and 12
p. m» during the months of May and
In Detroit, field secretary Daisy
Lampkin, conducting a campaign for
25,000 new members, will be heard
•over station WJLB at 10 :45 p m„
Thursday, June 1. Mrs. Laropkir.,
ace N AACP organizer, whose com
bined goals exceed 10 percent of the
national quota, will arrive in Detroit
the latter part of May after having
completed campaigns in Houston, St
Loais and Philadelphia.
Reports just received ha the nation
al office from Kansas Cky, Kansas,
and Kansas City, Missouri, show
that drives being conducted by Don
old Jones in these areas got off. to a
flying start, May X. as did Dayton.
Ohio, over which Miss Noma Jensen
has leadership.
National Office executives, Roy
Wilkins, and Thurgood Marshall
were on hand to open campaigns in
Chester, Pa., and Cleveland, respect
ively. Mr. Wilkins spoke also in
Cincinnati. Ella J. Baker high light
ed the drive being conducted in Fay
etteville, N. C.. with a keynote ad
dress, Sunday, April 30.
Singing and Swinging $200,060 for SS Robert S« Abbott
_L / ..--.. ^ War Finance Photo* From OWi
Joining an Illinois state-wide drive to raise $2,000,000 to pay for the liberty Ship. ROBERT S. Mlrga^^TJ^hH^w*”^'j^^^BuyBdldT!
Chicago's Savoy Ballroom at which the purchase ot more than $200,060 worth of War Bonds was p 5 ■■ • ^ \ ^ Green of Illinois listens appreciatively as General Morgan,
Buy Bonds!” a campaign song composed by their mother, Mrs. Juima M. Crawford. At the top right, " _ « ROBERT S. ABBOTT, named for the founder of The
noted swing pianist. gires oat with the jive. Below. Stuff Smith and his Trio do their stuff for the cheering audience. The Si KUtttltl a. ax>
Chicago Defender, trill be the Erst Liberty Ship ‘'purchased” by War Bond sales to Negro Americans.
Have you entered your favorite Die or cake in our Recipe Contest? p. 4