The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, May 27, 1944, Image 1
^ ★ *★* ★ *★* ★ * 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 Negro Troop Abroad.. 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 CONVENTION (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 in Washington,; 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 Committee. 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 not rain!" 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 oar community. District Judge Thomson paid Mrs Carter a fine tribute in his introduc- j tory remarks. Omaha was richly rewarded. She was forceful eloquent and very pleasing in her address on her sub ject: "Today's Challenge to Ameri ca.*' 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 ship drive. 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 National liberation. 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 FOR TEMPERANCE" 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. NEBRASKA COMMITTEE 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 ! time. ‘ 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. iiiHiiiimiiiiiiiiiimimiuiiiiiiiiiimui “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 takable language. 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. _I 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 operations. Included in the program are bask et ball baseball boxing, wrestling, singing, reading, debating. movies, concerts and other such citizen-build ing activities. 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 Week-end Program 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 Supply Corps. 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 nel administration. 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 umbia University. 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 Achieving Aims — 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 Congressman Dawson. BONELESS BEAUTY __ I IBMMimMM—Mi——^1 CAB’S -MIXXIET TO DAXCE AGAIN! 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 mander. 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 same time." - USE THE OMAHA GUIDE as a medium of Advertising— SUBSCRIBE TODAY! 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.