The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, June 10, 1944, Image 1

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Saturday, June 10, 1944 OUB 17th YEAR—No. 18
Entered as 2nd class matter at Post- of nee. Omaha. Nebr, Under Act of
March 8, 1874. Publishing Offices at 2420 Grant Street. Omaha. Netr
Annual New Era State S. S. & BTU. To Convene at Mt. Moriah
‘Remove Economic Barriers- There’ll be Enough Jobs
in South for Black and White’ says Arnall of Georgia
Cafe Society Ruban Bleu
MAXINE JOHNSON. cttrvacious
lovely who is better known in the
swanky night spots as Cafe Society.
Raban Bleu. Chib Caravan in Green
wiefa Yillasre is one of the attractions
at the ApoEo in Harlem with Roy
Eldridae and his Orchestra, bv Flovd
Snelson for PPN'S.
Commander at Fairmont
Air-base Praises Colored
Soldiers in His Section
Says We are all working
T* ward One Goal....
241st AAF Base Unit fOTU-VH) !
Sec. C, Fairmont Army Air Field
Geneva. Nebraska
30 May. 1944 j
Omaha Guide. Omaha. Nebr.
Gentlemen :
It is with great pleasure that I take i
this opporttmity of expressing my !
pleasure and feelings as Commanding
Officer of Section C. this station.
Since April Lt, 1944. it has been
my privilege to be associated with j
this Squadron and I car. truthfully j
say they are the most enthusiastic
group of soldiers I have every had '
the pleasure of working with.
We are all working toward one
goal that of freedom for all regard
less of race, nationality or color. My ;
men are true soldiers and are striving
toward that goal with all their heart 1
and soul.
If only those persons who are not
doing their share could see what j
these men are doing here. They are j
all living examples of the true Amer
ican spirit, and in so doing, are mak
ing splendid examples of themselves .
as new leaders of a race in a new era. j
C Tmmandmg.
SECURES $3,000,000
New Orleans. La.. May 3’—At the
close of the commencement exercises
cn Wednesday, President A. W Dent
of Dillard University announced that j
the University had secured three mil
lion dollars in endowment through '■
gifts from the General Education
Board, the Julius Rosenwald Fund,
the American Missionary Association
of the Congregational Church and the
Board of Education of the Methodist
These four organizations entered a
cooperative agreement m 1930 to
merge Straight College, established
here by the Congregationalists in
ISOo and New Orleans University,
founded in the same year by the
Methodists. The merger also includ
es the Flint-Goodridge Hospital.
Dillard has become one of the most
important educational centers tor Ne
groes and this year has enrolled stu
dents from 23 states.
The announcement stated, “the es
tablis hment of this permanent endow
ment fund is an expression of confi
dence rr. the past work of Dillard
University and an evdence of faith in
its lumre. The income on this S3.- !
000,000 of endowment will equal the i
average annual contribution made h
these four philanthropic organizat
ditional operatngi income, it does
give security to the present program.
For future development Dillard Uni
versity must seek additional funds
which it is hoped will be f wh-nr-c'
from other friends of Negro develop
ment. The University is one of the
27 private colleges now conducting
the United Negro College Fund Cam
paign to raise additional funds for
current operating expenses."
Brooklyn. June 6 CAKP) —There
was much raising of eye-brows am
ong certain reactionaries when State
Industrial Commissioner Corsi. ap
pointed Richard L. Baltimore, an at
torney. as a workmen’s compensation
Mr. Baltimore was immediately
sworn in by Thomas Curran, secre
tary of state. He began his duties
June t. This is a quasi-judicial of
fice and Arty. Baltimore is the first
of the race to be selected.
New York—A rehearing will be
asked of the United States Supreme
Court by attorneys for Winfred Lynn
whose application for a writ of
Certiorari was refused by the court
May 29.
Lynn is seeking to test the quota ‘
system by which Negroes are being
inducted into the armed services. His
attorneys charge that the no-discrim
r.utior. pr visii a of the Selective Ser
vice Act is being violated.
In denying the writ the Supreme I
Zourt said that the question has be- '
:ome moot because Lytm is no longer
n the custody of the respondent Col.
(ohii W. Downer, commanding of fie
m at Camp Upton.
Attorneys for the XAACP. who
tiled a brief amicus curiae, point out
that the reason offered by the court
s hardly intelligible, for, strictly
speak mg. Lynn was not in the cus
tody of Col. Downer even before the
tase was taken to the Circuit Court
of Appeals. It is pointed out that
this question was not raised by the
government in the lower court, and
was merely suggested, but not urged,
bv the Solicitor General in his brief
filed with the Supreme Court.
It is also pointed out that if the
reason offered by the court should be
given any weight, it will always be
possible for the government to de
feat the jurisdiction of the courts by
Asks Negro’s Friends
To Join in Freight
Rate Fight....
proposal that “race idealists who
want to help the Negro join in the
fight to eliminate unfair freight rat
es," was made Wednseday by Geor
gia's Gov. Ellis B. ArnalL
He said the elimination of discrim
inatory freight rates to give the south
economic equality will ''eliminate the
real source of race discord."
The governor's remarks were made
as he looked over across scores of
letters which commended his recent
actior in instructing the attorney gen
eral of Georgia to file a suit in the
United States Supreme court seeking
removal of discriminatory freight
The governor said that if the south
were given economic relief it would
be able to give better schools, health
facilities and opportunities to both
white and black.
He asserted that race relations in
the south is largely an economic
problem. “When you remove the e
conoiruc barriers — discriminatory
freight rates—yon will have enough
jobs for white and black and you re
move the cause of discord."
“If the authorities at Washington
want to help the Negro." he said,
"then they should help the south by
aidnig us in removing economic bar
riers such as discriminatory freighi
Searching through the pile of let
ters on his desk daring the impromptu
press conference. Got. Amall saw one
which particularly struck his fancy.
It was from T. C. Griffith of Fort
Worth, Texas, who declared, "when
and until our present prejudicial and
discriminatory rate structure is knock
ed into a cocked hat. the railroads, the
north and the east are doing more to j
retard the Negro than anybody in the ;
Milwaukee Road To
Employ Negro Stewards
The Milwaukee Railroad has a
greed to the employment of qualified
Negroes as stewards in its dining car
service, it was announced today by- j
Ehner W. Henderson. Regional Dir
ectur of the President's Committee on j
Fair Employment Practice in Chicago
Negotiations between the company j
arid FEPC had been instituted on the
basis of complaints received from rep ,
resentatives of the Joint Council of i
Dining Car Employees, AFL. and the
United Transport Service Employees :
of America. CIO, that qualified Ne- 1
gro waiters and waiters-in-charge
were denied positions as stewards
solely because of their race.
In order to effect this change in
policy it was necessary for the com
pany first to conclude a special a
greement with the Brotherhood of
Railroad Trainment which has juris
diction over the stewards which per- r
mined a change in existing seniority
rules. Now that this has been ac
crwiplisbed the company is in a posit
ion to proceed in accordance with the
President's Executive Order banning
discrimination in employment in war
This is a significant forward step
by the Milwaukee Railroad and we
are malring- an effort to secure sim
ilar committments from other rail
roads in this area. Henderson said.
The Pennsylvania and the Chicago
and Northwestern railroads have al- *
ready announced that Negroes would
be employed as stewards as a result
of negotiations with FEPC.
simply transferring the petitioner
from one camp to another, and thus
taking him out of the custody of the
commanding officer who will be the ;
respondent in the first instance.
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Honor men at recent graduation
exercises tor Service School sttsdents
at the U. S. N'ava! Traininz Center. 1
' jreat Lakes. Illinois, ore pictured
with Captain H. R. Harris. Gntmrand
•itur Officer of the Service Sch'Tcl
Command and Patrick B Prescott.
Chicaz attorney who grave the com
mencement address. The honor men
are: felt to right: Walter if Com- I
ish, F2c. 1712 Annin St- Philadelph
ia. Pa.. Edward W‘. Geathers. S2c
322 Ave. “O" SW'. Winter Haver..
Fla.. Norman Cox. S2c. 226 V. !76rh
St.. New York City. James L. S"ak
fey. S2c. 538 Grand A»e_ Sebring
Fla.. Roy Rogers. S2c. Bay Spring-.
Miss Official U. S. Natr Photo.
by PPN5 .
Naples. June 7 ( PPN5 ) Lt- CoL
Beniamin O. Davis. Jr, today wears
eagles on his shoulders, the result of
his promotion to a full colooeL For
merly head of the <«th Pursuit f 'tj'1
ron. Ik is now coanandirts another
all-Negro fighter groap on the Ital
ian front. CoL Davis is a West
Pointer, the son of Brig General
Davis of the Inspector Generals de
partment in Washington. DC.
June 12th to 18th
The public is cordially invited to
attend the 27th Annual New Era
State Baptist Association of Nebras
ka Sunday School and BTU. Con
gress at the Mount Moriah Baptist
I Church. 24th and Ohio streets be
' ginning Jane 12th to the 19th. 1944.
There will be interesting discussions
i —good preaching and also cotmnend
1 able singing fay various choirs and
choruses of the District.
Pre-Convention Program. Monday
| night. June 12th. Come early so you
1 can get a good seat.
The Rev. L. W. Anderson is Mod
• erator. Rev. David St. Clair, Host
Probe Discrimination
in New York State
Four of the members of the State
Temporary Commission art’otrt'--J
Governor Thomas E. Dewey to study
discrimination against inhabitants be
cause of race, color, creed and nation
al origin and to make recommendat
ions for the enactment of foots to e
radicate the evils. The Commission
has a budget for SSS .<)<)•) for tk;s'
study. Left to right Dr. Akin John- \
son, Director of the Sew School for
Social Research: The Rrr. George
H. Sims. Sr., Pastor Union Baptist
Church. New York City: Dr. Ed
mund E. Day. president Cornell Uni
versity. Athaca, .V. Y., and Dr. C. \
B. Powell, publisher. New York
A rnsterdam News and member of the!
New York State Athletic Com mis- i
Gov. Dewey Names
N.Y. FEPC Members
ALBANY. X. Y.—Governor Tho
mas E. Dewey last week made a ma
jor move to wipe out discrimination
in New \ ork when his newly created
23 member Temporary Commission
was officially established. It is New
York's chief instrument to tight in
tolerance based on race, creed, color
nr national origin. New York thus
becomes the first state in the Un; w
to set the machinery that will bring
into being a State Fair Employment
Practice Law.
Fifteen of the commissioners a
lay members, appointed by Governor
Dewey. The other eight are mem
icts of the Legislature, three of
whcm are senators appointed by the
President Pro Temp .re of die S> n
ite. and other five are asseuih!<-men
named by the Speaker of the Assem
Among the lay members of the
New Commission are Dr. Jv is
Johnson, director of the New Se t "I
jf Social Research New York Cny:
.the Rev. George H. Sims. Sr . pa-'t>r
?f the Union Baptist Church. Near
Yorkk City ; Dr. Edmund E. Day.
president of Cornell Universitv. Itha
ca. X. Y.: the Rev. Elijah J. Ech
ols, Sr., of Buffalo, pastor of First
Shiloh Baptist Church, vice president
at large of the New York Colored
1 Baptist Convention: and Dr. Clilan
B. Powell, publisher of the New
' York Amsterdam News and member
of tbe New Y’ork State Athletic
Duties of the Commission are to
make studies of practices of discrim
ination because of race, color or
creed, or natoinai origin, and to
make recommnedations designed to
eliminate such discrimination. In or
der iso accomplish this, the Commis
sion is empowered to take *estimony
subpoena witnesses, and require the
production of books, records and pap
ers. It has all the powers ot a leg
islative committee under the Legisla
tive Law. The commission has an
appropriation of $25,000 for this
study. It is a model for other stat
es, as well as for the national admin
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The above Naval photo shows an ening up" process that preceded the
American warship blasting enemy invasion.! Official U.S. Navy Photo 1
shore installations, part of the "soft
You Can’t Let Them Down
A ow! Back The Fifth War
Loan Drive - Back 'em Up!!
Negro Newspaper
Publishers to Convene
in New York City
YEW \ ORK—The 5th Annual
Convention of the Negro Newspaper
Publishers Association will convene
here beginning Thursday, June 15
and run through to the ISth.
A series of discussion groups on
Advertising. Editorial, Administra
tion. Mechanical. Promotion and Cir
culation will be the features of this
year's convention. Oik entire day,
Friday. June 16, has been set aside
for discussion groups which will be
lead by men and women from mem
ber papers who are specialists in the
discussion areas which they will chair j
Douglas County Court
House Led in Prayer by
J oseph Stolinski....
On the morning of the invasion by ■
the Allies on the Caen, Joseph Stol- i
inski proved true to his name. The !
following is a prayer he passed a- j
round among his employees:
For Peace and Victory
O' Prince of Peace, in this hour 1
of great sorrow and trial, we hum- '
bly petition Thee to protect all our :
service men everywhere, and to
give unto them unflinching courage
to defend our country with honor,
dignity and devotion to Thy Holy
Will. Guard our churches, our
homes, our schools, our hospitals,
our factories, our buddings and all
therein from harm and perd. Pro
tect our land from enemies within
and without. Grant unto us an
early Peace and Victory, founded
up‘jn justice, and instill into the !
hearts and minds of men every
where, a firm purpose to live for
ever in peace and good wiU toward
all. AMEX.
Nihil Obstai
Censor Libroriun.
Imprimatur t
Archbishop of New York.
January 12, 1942.
Prior to initiating business Thurs
day afternoon, the delegates will be
welcomed to New York City by New
bold Morris, chairman of the New
York City Council. While in New
\ork, the delegates will be the guest
of Governor Dewey at the Waldorf
Astoria and will visit Mayor LaGoar
dia during his regular weekly radio
prigram on Sunday afternoon. June 18
This year's sessions, marking the
Assocfatoin's 5th Annual Convention,
will run for over 4 days, rather than
the customary 2 days, A number of
resolutions involving newsprint, war
advertising, the motion picture in
dustry and other problems have al- j
ready been received by the Discus-1
sion leaders.
Plans are underway to initiate a
newspaper award plan for Negro
papers similar in scope to the Pulit
zer Prizes. The Award Committee
is expected to take steps which will
make it possible to make the 1944 a
wards by December of this year.
At the Annual Banpuet. to be held
at the Roosevelt Hotel at 8 p. a on
Friday. June 16, Dr. Max Lerner.
drier Editorial Writer of the News
paper PM. will be the principal
The Assoc iaton anticipates that
more than T5 delegates will be in at- j
AH business sessions and discussion J
groups will be held in the 133th St. j
The Hotel Theresa is cooperating
also in making for the success of tri
Dr. C. B. PoweH. publisher of the
Amsterdam News, is host to the Cor.
vention and Chairman of the Comm
ittee on Arrangements. Howard H
Murpbv of the Afro-American News
papers and NNPA Secretary-Treas
urer will be in charge of all busines" j
during the Convention.
Other Association officers are: —
John H. Sengestacke of the Chriy
Defender, President; Alexander Barn
es of the Washington Tribune, East- i
era Vice President: C. A. Scott of
the Atlanta Daily World. Sootherr
Vice President: Frank Stanley of the
Louisville Defender. Central Vice
Opens Home-Mission
SGT. BIVENS, has opened a
Home Mission Tabernacle at 2711
North 24th Street. His opening date
was Sunday. June 4, 1944 at 4 p. m.
He was assisted by Dr. Heinz. Music
directed by H. L. Preston.
Sgt. Bivens is now a member of
St John AME. Church, which he
joined about tom: years ago. Since
Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7. 194f, Sgt.
Bivens has been on the March even
day, putting every ounce of his en
ergy into trying to do something in
our community for the betterment of
the human family. He has been ac
tive in the American. Legion and has
sponsored several programs under
the auspices of the Elks and at one
time had charge of the L'SO. He is
known by <3 as a hard worker in
the things that he believes in and it
work will do the job, Sgt. Bivens Is
bownd for success.
Sgt. Bivens wishes to state that his
subject at II a. m. at his Home Mis
sion Tabernacle at 2711 North 24th
Street, Sunday June 11th will be:—
“The World and Its Privileges” also
"A Soldier of Two Kingdoms”.
Everybody welcome.
Washington, June 5 (ANP)—Mrs.
Mary McLeod Bethune. a patient tor
the past several weeks at Freedman's
hospital is improving. At one time
an asthmatic condition is said to have
necessitated her remaining under an
oxygen tent, but now she is looking
forward to an early return home. The
attack began in Florida whose clim
ate seems unsuited to her though she
loves the state, her school and her
work there.
Mrs. Rethune last week told Miss
Etta Moten. one of the visitors to her
flower filled room, that Dr. Jame
Lowell Hall, her new physician,
found her allergic to many things she
had never paid any attention to. “I
even carry a me heated pillow with
me now", she said with a chuckle as
the irrepresssible mood spirits which
characterize the famous woman lead
er rose to the surface.
President: C. A. Franklin of the
Kansas City Call. Western Vice
President. William O. Walker. Cle
veland Call and Post: Miss Olive
Diggs. Chicago Bee, and Carter Wes
ley. Houston Informer, are iretiV-'
of the Executive Committee
From the Factories to the Fronts, Americans Celebrate Flag Day June 14
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Participating in the national celebration of Flag Day on June 14, 1944, Negro Americans on the home and battle fronts were doing their part to
carry our message of promise and freedom into all comers of the world. At the left, one of the tens of thousands of Negro women war workers is
shown carrying on the tradition of Betsy Ross. In the center, Sgt. Joe Louis, now overseas with the Army forces, is shown carrying the colors in a
review of the crack Eighth Training Squadron at Fort Riley. Kans. At the right, a four-man color guard stands alert as the bugler sounds “Attention!”
at the U. S. Naval Training Station. Great Lakes, BL In his Flag Day Proclamation. President Roosevelt declared: “It is the flag under which men
and women of varied heritage, creed, and race may work and live or, if need be, fight and die together as only free men and women can.”