Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19?? | View Entire Issue (May 27, 1944)
^ ★ *★* ★ *★* ★ * w ★ ^
LEST WE FORGET—MEMORIAL DAY
TUESDAY, MAY 30, 1944
*★*★*★*★*★**★ *★* ★ *★* ★ ^
Largest Accredited Segrq Sews pap tr West of Ckkago and North of KC
Saturday, May 27,1944 OUR 17th Year—No. 16
Entered as 2nd class matter at Post- oft ice. Omaha. Xebr., Under Act of
March 5. 1974. Publishing Offices at 2420 Grant Street Omaha. Xebr.
CIO Fights Prejudice; Back 4th Term
Local USO Hostesses To Have
St. Dance Saturday, May 27th
14 Points on
Given War Department
bv Walter White....
Report to Washington Lists Rsc
. mmendations as Resu't of Ftf
uen Weeks Observation Overseas
Washington'—P tartan reo'imnxml
iUtcns. ranging irom lectures to Am
es i. an white Miers to • »p- -tal
Board of Review for cmris : sirtkJ
cases, were made by Walter White, j
in a report to the War departmitn, it '
was revealed here last week.
The report was based tip. i. Whites
13-week, 20,000 mile tour of milrta: v
installations in the European Thea
tre of Operations, in North Africa,
Italy and the Middle East as an ac
credited foreign correspondent for
the New York Post new .-piper. The
fourteen points included:
OFF LIMITS—That General I’.is
ntinued n Page 2W“2
J. FINLEY WILSON CONFERS j
WITH CHICAGO ELKS ON
(by James J. Gentry)
Chicago, 111 —
May 23 PPNS
J. Finley WiF
son. Grand Ex !
alted Ruler of
the Elks, made
a flying trip
from fcis home
D.C. last week
to confer \t r’h
the G r a r. 1
lodge Cosm n-1
J rimley Wilson tion’s Boa id ot
Lnectors. He addressed the body
iu z stirring ptea urgiig that every !
etfort be exerted to make ‘he f>M
GfflM Lodge UonvaSGSo scheduled |
here August t9th-26th. the greatest1
in the fraternity's history.
Mar' features of this year’- cor- j
clave is the staging of a gigantic War
honci Raily with an estimated 50,300
delegates and well wishers it attend
ance. Already the orgaiizaticn s 400 j
oo< members have purchased several^
ntlhon dollar- worth of war bends
and stamps, and tbe Grand Exalted
RuVr sn*cd fat he hul pk-uer » to
in- f'-r-J nt and Tr-ittv IJ-.gt'
ment. the pttrcha.se of several million
more during the Chicago raily. Ac
cording to Treasury Department of
ficials the Elks now lead all Negro
fraternity organizations in war bonds j
bought to date.
I ongressman v\ m. L. Dawson, S.
J. Fountain. Premia Barnes, and A
mos \\ hite, have been added to the i
B‘«rd of Directors of the Grand
Lodge Entertainment Committee.
Other members of the board are: —
Grand District Decuty Hon. Charles !
J. Jerkins, who succeeds the late Dr. '
James \V. McCaskill as Chairman of
the Board of Directors: Exalted Rul i
er Frank VV. Henry, Secretary: j
James Copper, financial secretary of >
the Grand Lodge Committee: Dr. 1
James A. Megahy. treasurer: and!
Am B. G. Pollard. The Rev. J. C.
Austin, is chairman of the Housing
A gala affair is in store for the
servicemen of this area Saturday,
May 27th. Hostesses of the North
24th Street USO Club, are busy with
plans tor a Street Dance. Maple St.
will be roped oft. the street waxed
and everyone will swing oat to the
musical strands of the Cats of Rhy
thm. Here they will dance in the
cool of the evening, unhampered by
the heat. “Everybody, pray it does
REV. H. D. DANNER TO BE GUEST SPEAKER
AT CLEAVES TEMPLE, SUNDAY EVE. MAY 28
An announcement irotn toe t_jeav-,
es Temple CME. Church. 23th and1
Decatur streets announces that The |
Rev. H. D. Danner of the East
Texas Annual Conference will
preach at Cleaves Temple. Sunday
mgnt at 8 o-clock.
The public is cordially invited to
hear this great divine.
Rev. T. J. Dong lass. Pastor. Bro.
Robert Harris. Secretary.
EUNICE CAETEE. NAACP DISTINGUISHED
SPEAKEE ADDEESSES LAEGE AUDIENCE
Last Friday evening at Zion Bap
tist Church Mrs. Eunice Carter, Asst
District Attorney of the County of
New York, addressed a very large
audience in behalf of the membership
drive of the NAACP.
The President of the local branch
of the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People, the
Rev. J. E. Blackmore, who was ably
assisted by Attorney H. J. Pinkett.
who was instrumental in bringing
Mrs. Carter to Omaha, deserve cred
it in presenting so able and disting
uished a speaker as Mrs. Carter to
District Judge Thomson paid Mrs
Carter a fine tribute in his introduc- j
Omaha was richly rewarded. She
was forceful eloquent and very
pleasing in her address on her sub
ject: "Today's Challenge to Ameri
For Many a day has there been a
speaker of any note to surpass Mrs.
Carter. It is hoped that she would
shortly return to tour fair city.
The number of new members gar
ner :d by these meeting is said to be
well over 300. but ofidal figures will
not be known until the N'AACP
board meeting is held. Mr. Edward
Fletcher, is chairman of the member
FRANCE’S NEGRO GOVERNOR GENERAL
DIES: FREE FRENCH ADMIT GREAT LOSS
CAIRO, EGYPT. May 21 (AMP)
France's first Negro colonial gover
nor. Adolphe Felix Sylvestro Eboue.
died here last Wednesday in a
French hospital, according to an at
nouncement in Algiers this week by j
Rene Pleven, commissioner for co:- j
onies of the French Committee for j
DORIE MILLER TO BE MEMORIALIZED AT
ANNUAL CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING
fby Arthur JT. Womack)
St Louis. May 22 (AJfP)—Dork
Miller, hero of Pearl Harbor who
has been officially listed as missing
in action by the navy department, will
be memorialized during the annual
meeting of the Fraternal Council of
Negro Church in America here on
May 30 and June 1.
DR. EARNEST HOOTON WILL PRESENT
SPINGARN MEDAL AT NAACP. CONFAB
New 1 ork—Dr. tamest Albert
Hooton, eminent anthropologist of
Harvard university, wiB present the
29th Spingarn Medal to Dr. Charles
R. Drew at the N’AACP annual con
ference in Chicago, July 16.
Dr. Drew was awarded the medaL
given annually for distinguished a
chievement by an American Negro. !
for his research in blood plasma. Dr. j
Houtnn is nationally known for his 1
writings in anthropology and espec- j
ially for his book “Crime and the j
M in." which debanks many- of the !
popular theory of Negro criminality.
Navy Identifies ISegro
Hero of Lansdale Sinking
Washington. D. C, May 24 (PPNi
S)—Add the name of MARION
ANTHONY PORTER. Stewards
Mate. Third class USNR_ to the list
of Negro mess attendants who have
performed heroteallv for the Nevy
in the present war. Steward Porter
was a member of tbe crew of the
Destroyer Lansdak which was stink
April 20 in the Mediterranean by
German torpedo planes.
Like Dork Milter. Porter and sev
eral other Negro mess attendants,
manted an anti-aircraft gun when the
ship was attacked. Survivors of the;
ill-fated craft told how the Negro
gun crew continued to tire at the at
tacking planes after they had been
orlered to abandon ship.
Lieutenant (j. g. t Frederick Ge
hlmann, US NR., of 538 Bonnie Brae
street. River Forest TIL gave an
eye-witness account of Porter's ex
ploits. “Well, tfaev just listened to
the Captain saving "abandon ship'
sort of half mumfci-4 "m sir' and
went right in shontm<x 'hat's all.
Porter. 19, of 33? Bacmoc Street.
Spartanburg. S. C.. was lying on the
deck hanging on to one of the gar:
mounts—I didn't know then that the
explosion had thrown him against a
bulkhead and broken his leg in tw
piaces—as I tried to get around him
he said 'pardon me' and then got up
again to aim that 40 mm gun. Mot
that he could lirect it much anyway.
You see you got to remember how
that ship was sitting by them."
Gehlmarm. then reached for a book.
He spread the leaves of the book so
that one cover rested on the table and
the other over the side.
“Mow this back-bind is where the
starboard rail of the ship was. See
< Continued on Page 4
Navy Swears-in First Negro Lieut.
CHAS. £. SANDALt
SAY Si v
"THOSE WHO ENFORCE
THE LAWS SPEAR
Mr. Sandal: is a Nebraska citizen, member of the
* state bar. Formerly County Attorney, State Sen
ator, member State Supreme Court Commission,
U. S. Dist. Atty. during prohibition. Since 1938 he
has headed the brewing industry’s self-regulation
program aimed at improved beer-retailing condi
tions. He believes enforcement of Nebraska's liquor
control laws is better than a return to prohibition.
brewing industry foundation
**'»*'' CMKZL L SAHOALi. StStrict* • 713 F3CT lATVftAL I'JK JXSlM
Washington. DC.. May 22 i PPNS
Lieot. Edward Ewain Hope. Civil
Engineer Corps. US NR., was sworn
into the Navy last week as the first
Negro to hold the rank of Lieuten
ant in that branch of the armed
forces the Navy Department aimounc
ed last week.
Lt. Comdr. H. B. Atkinson. L'SNR
Executive Officer, Office of Naval
Of ficer Procurement, Washington.
D. C.. administered the oath in the
preseice of Lieutenant Hope's family
—Mrs. Marion C. Hope, his wife,
and his two sons. Edward Swain Jr
and J. Linn. 5. It was revealed at
the time that Lieutenant Hope is un
der orders to Davisville. R. I. for
indoctrination and assignment to duty
on the station force in connection
with Seabee training.
Lieutenant Hope, who holds a de
gree of Doctor of Education in per
sonnel administration from Columbia
University, was the first of ten pro
fessionally 'qualified Negroes which
the Navy Department announced re-,
cently would be commissioned as
staff officers. Twelve qualified en
listed men were recently selected as
line officers and elevated to the
rank of Ensign at the U. 5. Navai
Training Station. Great Lakes. 111.
Two additional enlisted men were
p-omoted to warrant officers at that
‘ Negro staff officers, according to
Model Boys’ Organization
Setup by Rev. Blackmore
STEP IN RIGHT DIRECTION TO HELP
CURB JUVENILE DELINQUENCY .. ..
The club, pastor m center . . . each must be diligent.
“Ike” Says AH Soldiers
Must Have Equal Oppor
tunity of Service_
A'bj Tre-~ant If. Anderson}
WITH THE INVASION FORC- j
ES IN ENGLAND. May 23 (AXP
The cardinal point upon which the
struggle of the American Negro ti
the L SA is based has received strict
recognition from none other than the
commanding general of the European j
Theatre of Operations. Gen. Dwight
H. Eisenhower, himself a native of
Kansas, and is contained in an order !
sent oat by him recently. The edict1
contains all of the personality
himself, and is encouched in unmis
The point stressed as number toe j
in his letter is the one which reads : *
"Equal opportunities of service and
recognition are the right of every
American soldier regardless of bran
ch . race, color or creed.”
It is the tiT5t pomt corered in the
directive which draws attention to
the fact that soldiers "mast train to
gether. work together, and live to-1
gether in order to attain succession
teamwork in campaign." and points
out that the sharmg of work oppor
tunities and recreational facilities
must he willingly accepted and util
ized to unite more closely the troops !
of the several commands.
Further attention is drawn to the
necessity of increasing the self tt
“pect of the individual S' idicrs. an-:i
thei: respect for their cfiicers, borr. j
commissioned and non-commissioned, |
to enhance their pride a? member? ;
of the organization.
Within five days the newly organ
ized boys’ chib at the Hillside Pres
byterian church, 30th and Ohio sts_
which has as its goal a membership
of two hundred, has enrolled 73 boys.
The chib, of which the Rev. J. E.
Blackmore was the originator and is
now president and advisor, has its
headquarters in the church basement
and is open daily from 4 pm. until
10:30 pm. except on Saturday when
the hours are 10 am. to 10 pm.
Each member has pledged to at
tend Sunday school regularly and to
be obedient to his parents. A' junior
council of seven governs the club's
Included in the program are bask
et ball baseball boxing, wrestling,
singing, reading, debating. movies,
concerts and other such citizen-build
Other officers include: Vice-presi
dent. Doyle Bryant: secretary. Don
ald Whitley: treasurer. Willie Joe
Miles: sergeants. James Bragg. Jam
es Watson. Leon Dodd. Roland Cook.
Clayburn More, Nathaniel Station,
and Robert Reynolds
Plan Movies. Boxing for
The boys of the organization have
planned the following entertainment
for this weekend.
Friday night. May 26, 1944:
Boots—3 rounds each—Movies
112 lbs. Bantams. 3 rounds—Doyle
Bryant vs. Tom Scott: ’.23 lbs. fea
therweight. 3 rounds—Ernest Print,
vs. Chas. Wells: 133 lbs. lightweights
3 rounds—Jerry Baugh vs Arthur
Smith: 142 welterweights, 3 rounds.
James Watson vs. Frank Nelson.
RELAX-ENJOY Sc WORTH
Your Paper—the Guide GOOD READING
the Navy Department announcement, j
will include two officers each for the j
following Naval Staff duties: Chap-:
lain Corps. Dental Corps. Medical
Corps. Civil Engineer Corps and
Lieutenant Hope who was serving
as Superintendent of Buildings and
Grounds at Howard University at
the time of his enrollment, was bom
in Atlanta. Ga„ on August 28. 1901.
son of the late Dr. John Hope, pres
ident of Atlanta Lniversity. He
holds degrees of A. B. in Science: B.
1?. and M. S. in Civil Engineering,
water power: and Ed. D. in person
Before coining to Howard. Lieut
enant Hope spent three years m Braz
il as an engineer for die Brazilian
Subsidiary of the Electric Bond and
Share Company of New York as an
engineer in a hydro-electric develop
ment. And from 1927 through 192*
he was a junior engineer with the
Highway's Division of the New York
State Department of Public Works.
Albany, N. Y.
He is a member of the National
Technical Association, the American
Association of Engineers and the
Kappa Delta Pi Fraternity of Col- i
FIRST XEGRO LIEUTE XAXT
IX XATY COXGRA TULATED
BY HIS FAMILY
Following the swearing-in cerem
ony by which he became the first
Negro to hold the rank of lieutenant
in the Nary. Lt. Edward 5wain
Hope, of the Civil Engineer Corps.
USN'R.. is congratulated by his fa
mily: Cleft to right Mrs. Marion
C. Hope. J. Linn Hope. 5. and Ed
ward Swain Hope. Jr, 9, at Wash
ington. DC, on May 15. 1944.
Workers Urged to Use Ballot as
Most Effective Means erf
Chicago. ItL May 24 (PPNS) —
The Fourth Biennial Convention of
the United Transport Service Em
pkyees of America which closed its
sessiois here last Friday, presented
an impressive array of talented
speakers on various topics ranging
from denoonciatioi of racial discrim
ontiou in industry, to labor's contri
bution to the war effort.
At the opening meeting at the
Parkway Community House. Philip
Murray, presided of the CIO declar
ed: “If the colored peoples of the
United States are to win their com
plete economic emancipation, it will
be through the affiliation with a lab
or organization whose tasks are de
voted primarily to the elimination of
fl ft rms of discrimination, not only
in purpose, but in practice."
He gave an unequivocal endorse
ment of a fourth term for Roosevelt
and asked for equality for Negro
citizens in all branches of American
life. Other spokesmen pointed out
that labor must solve its problems in
a large measure through political ac
tion. Wfllard F. Townsend, popul
ar president of UTSEA also came
out for a fourth term for FDR.
A mass meeting held Wednesday
evening at DttSable High school drew
an enthusiastic audience. Speakers
on this program included Mayor Ed
ward J. Kelly, Tames B. Carey,
chairman of the UTSEA Commit
tee to abolish Racial Discrimination.
R. J. Thomas, president of the Uni
ted Auto Workers. Mr. Thomas as
serted his union had over 130.000
Negro members. A couple of darts
from his address follows: “Education
helps some but education is not e
nough. You have got to whip hell
out of the people who discriminate
against Negroes" “No labor lead
er. white or black, has to beg or
plead at the CIO convention for
rights they justly deserve."
Negro workers were urged to be
guided by eilightened self-interest by
others on the platform, among whom
were Van A. Bittner, assistant to ■
Philip Murray. Bishop Sheil. John
Yancey, secretary-treasurer of UT
SEA and Willard F. Townsend.
Congratulatory telegrams were re
ceived from President Roosevelt and
__ I IBMMimMM—Mi——^1
CAB’S -MIXXIET TO DAXCE
TANYA (Brttcei Rhuhama, the
bronze boneless beauty, who thrilled
Broadway Cotton Club tans a few
years back as Cab Calloway's "11*
nie the Moocher." popped oat of se
clusion this week fresh and ready to
take up her unfinished stage career.
In her apartment a 13345 Sooth Park
way. Cbciago. where she has spent
the past few years in private life,
she told representatives of this pub
lication that she's ready to hit the
stage with newer torso twisters and
contortion routines. Bom to dance.
Tanya has played some of the best
theatres in America and was ready
to embark on her first European
trip whei Hitler struck. (PPNS).
AMERICAN LEGION TO HOLD ANNUAL MEMORIAL SERVICES
SUNDAY, MAY 28, AT THE PILGRIM BAPTIST CHURCH
The American Legion Roosevelt
Post No. 30 will hold their Annual
Memorial Sunday Services at the
Pilgrim Baptist Church. 25th and
Hamilton streets, Sunday morning.
May 28th at 10:45 o’clock. Rev. F.
S. Goodiett. pastor of Pilgrim will
deliver the morning sermon. Remarks
will be made by J. C. Carey. Com
Carey Tuesday issued the following
command to all veterans: “Yon are
hereby commanded to report at the
American Legion Hall. 24th and
Parker streets, at 10:00 am. sharp,
Sunday, May 28th. for the purpose of
Parade.’ Dress in dark clothing or
uniform. The Ladies Auxiliary' will
dress in white and report at the
- USE THE OMAHA
GUIDE as a medium of
FIELD WORKERS DISCUSS RED CROSS PROJECTS
Red Crass services in far distant points of the globe are discussed by Jesse 0. Thomas, assistant
to the administrator of Red Cross. General Services, and four Red Cross overseas workers home on
leave. George Goodman (center) served 16 months as director of the Great George Street Red Cross
Club in Bristol. England, while Raymond Miller (right) has been on duty with troops in North Africa
is program director of a Red Cross club there. Below, Sylvester Reeder, for 18 months a Red Cross
field director in the South Pacific, examine* pictures showing Red Cross op-atioim in Great Britain,
with Mrs. Dorothy Hamilton, who served 9 months in the British Isles. The Red Cross has 139 Negro
workers serving in all theaters of the wax.
Powered by Open ONI