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Saturday, July 1, 1944 OUR 17thYEAR-No. 21
Entered as 2nd class matter at Post- oftice. Omaha, Nebr., Under Act of
March 8, 1874. Publishing Offices at 2420 Grant Street, Omaha. Nebr.
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Dr. Clarenee H. Singleton in Methodist Hospital
On Wednesday of iast week, Dr.
Clarence H. Singleton, "well known
dentist and a member of local draft
board No. 2, was suddenly stricken
it was reported with a heart attack
at his office, 2501^4 North 24th street
He was attended by Dr. Price Terrell
who has offices in the same business
suite, and he was later moved to his
home at 2628 Maple Street.
Thursday he was taken to the
Methodist Hospital, where it was re
ported his condition was critical.
As we go to press the hospital re
ports his condition as fairly well.
Mr. Guy Singleton, his brother
came down from Chicago when noti
fied of his brother’s condition, but
has returned home. Mrs. Ernestine
Postal, his daughter arrived from
Detroit to be with her father. His
brother John, of New York and a
sister of Chicago are expected to ar
rive in the city the later part of this
Your Paper—the Guide
11 yr. old Robert Faulkner,
Drowns in Carter Lake
The body of a youth taken Monday
morning from Carter Lake was iater
identified as that of Robert Faulkner,
11, son of Mrs. Ruth Faulkner, 211<
Identification was established when
Mrs. Faulkner called officers to re
pert her son’s absence from home. He
had been missing since last Saturday,
The body was found by Claude R.
Fockler, 1816 Spencer street, a fish
erman, in the south part of the lake.
The drowning was Omaha’s second
of the season.
The body was taken to the Lewis
Funeral services for Robert Faulk
ner will be held from the Lewis
Chapel Thursday morning.
Mrs. Cloma Scott ReElected WM' Of 'OES*
Negro Women Plan to Pay for S.S. Harriet Tubman During Fifth War Loan Drive
Answering a call from Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, founder and presi
dent of the National Council of Negro Women, members of the organization
and colored women throughout the country this week were seeking to sell
$2,000,000 worth of War Bonds to “purchase” the S.S. Harriet Tubman, first
Liberty Ship named for a Negro woman. The Liberty Ship is shown above
as it was launched on June 3 at the South Portland (Me.) yard of the New
England Shipbuilding Company. At the left, Mrs. E. S. Northrup of Phila
delphia, grandniece of the famed Negro woman abolitionist, smashes a
bottle of champagne across the prow of the ship uttering the traditional
words, “I christen thee the Harriet Tubman.” Shown at the right are the
following members of the sponsoring party: Miss Hilda Proctor, Yonkers,
N. Y., great-grandniece of Mrs. Tubman and flower girl; Mrs. Carroll John
son, Auburn, N. Y., grandniece and matron of honor; Mrs. Northrup, spon
sor, and Mrs. Thelma Frazier, another great-grandniece. The ship was
named for the abolitionist at the request of the National Council of Negro
Women. Dr. Bethune was unable to attend the launching ceremonies be
cause of illness, but she issued the call t* Negro women from her sickbed.
OFFICIAL OWI PHOTOS
Carter Charged with 1st Degree
Mrs. Wesley to be Buried
Funeral Services for Mrs. Leola
Wesley will be held Saturday after
noon July 1, at two o’clock from
Zion Baptist Church with Rev. F. C.
Williams, officiating, assisted by the
War Mothers. Burial will be at For
est Lawn Cemetery. The body will lay
in state at the Thomas Funeral Home
until the funeral hour.
Mrs. Wesley operated a beauty
parlor in her home and is the mother
of five sons, two-o<-whorn are in the
armed services. She had been a resi
dent of Omaha for twenty three
years and was a member of Zion
Baptist Church and the War Mothers
an auxiliary of the American Legion.
She is survived by her husband, Mr.
James Wesley, Omaha, five sons,
Corporal Christopher Wesley, USA.,
army, located in New Guinea, Cor
poral AlphonSo Wesley, USA., army
located at Camp Debitt, Mass., Geo
rge Lee, Albert and Fred Wesley of
Omaha, mother Mrs. Alver King,
■step-father Mr. George King, sister
Rev. Mrs. Elberta Livingston, all of
Omaha, brother and sister-in-law Mr.
and Mrs. James King, Kansas City,
Missouri, uncle Mr. J. A. Langston,
of Texarkana, Arkansas, cousin Mrs.
Dovic Williams, St. Louis, Missouri,
and other relatives.
DEATH SENTENCE FOR
Back on Duty in England
London, —Cpl. Leroy Henry, a
Negro soldier stationed in England,
whose sentence to death for alleged
rape was disapproved by Gen. Dwight
D. Eisenhower, has been returned to
duty, it was learned last week.
The death penalty was criticized by
the NAACP and by British liberal
and leftist papers. Henry testified
that he had had relations with his
accuser two or three times before for
CAREY ISSUES ASSET STATEMENT
OF $17,460.23 FOR LEGION POST
J. C. Carey, present Commander of
oosevelt Post No. 30, American Leg
ion has refused to run for a third
term in the coming post election. He
said the urgent need for attention to
his personal business compelled him
to decline a third term as commander.
The committee on finance congrat
ulated Commander Carey on the
splendid record he has made during
his two years of office and voiced
the comment and hope that the incom
ing commander would have as lofty
ideals as Mr. Carey.
The finance committee who con
gratulated Comm. Carey were Albert
Wright and Jesse Milsap.
Commander Carey as he leaves the
office of Commander made the fol
lowing financial report of the organ
ization as audited by R. N. GouM ft
Co., of the Omaha Loan Bldg. Assn.
Auditor's report on the financial
condition of Roosevelt Post No. 30,
American Legiin, balance shetet as of
April 1st, 1944 as reported by Com
mander J. C. Carey:
Current assets January 1st, 1943
Nothing (no assets). Current assets
April 1st, 1944, cash on hand $1,042.
88. Cash in bank 278.68. Total 1321.
36. Check from J. C. Carey for sale
of Jewell Building 2416.00. to the
Victory Holding Co., Inc. Total cash
$3737.56. Advance on stock $100.00.
Loans receivable $639.00. Loans se
cured. Total $816.68. U. S. Govern
ment Bonds $225.00. IJ. S. Govern
ment Stamps $365.00. Tital $590.60.
Wines and liquors $2,412.29. Beer—
$128.00. Oother supplies $50. Total
j $2,590.29. Fixed assets Furniture—
j amd figtures $2491.10. Property at
I 1902-4-6 North 24th and 2412 Park
RECEIVES CITATION FROM vention here last week, for his efforts
NEGRO PRESS in conducting the $1,500,000 drive for
New York, Walter Hoving, Nation- 27 private Negro colleges. The cit
al Chairman of the United Negro col- ation was in the from of a resolution
lege fund, left from right being pre- adopted by the publishers in express
sented a citation by John H. Senge- ion of their appreciation of Mr. Hov
stacke president of the Negro News-] ing’s interest in Negro education. (P
paper Publishers Association, in con- PNS).
er streets $7,250.00. Total $9,741.10.
Total Assets $17,460.23. Liabilities, —
none. Net worth $17,460.23
To $8500 a year Job
NOAH C. A. WALTER, 36 year
old co-manager of the powerful Joint
Laundry Workers Board of Greater
New York, who last week was nam
ed by Gov. Thomas E. Dewey to the
$8,500 a year position as a membei
of the New York State Industrial
Board. The appointment follows the
policy of Gov. Dewey’s administra
tion in turning policymaking positions
in state government over to qlalified
persons regardless of race, color or
creed. Mr. Walter represents 1,000
000 members of the CIO in New
Becomes Highest Salaried
Negro To Serve Under
A N. Y Administration
Albany, N. Y.—Gov. Thomas E.
Dewey this week continued his prece
dent shattering recognition of the
Negro citizen as an integral factor in
State Government when he announc
ed the major appointment of Noah
C. A. Walter to the New York State
Industrial Board. Mr. Walter is co
manager of the powerful Laundry
Workers Joint Board of Greater New
York, an affiliate of the Amalgam
ated Clothing Workers of America.
This position carries a salary of $8,
500 a year and thus Mr. Walter be
comes the highest salaried Negro
ever to serve under a New York
The New York State Industrial
Board, of which Mr. Edward Corsi
is the Chairman, consists of ten
members divided into panels of three
members each and hears appeals on
workmen compensation cases involv
ing millions of dollars.
“T feel highly honored.” declared
Mr. Walter in an interview in his of
fices in New York City last Friday,
“to be given the privilege of serving
the citizens of the State of New
I York as a representative of over one
' million members of the CIO on the
State Industrial Commission. When
I was first made aware that my
name had been recommended by the
CIO to Gov. Dewey to serve as a
member of this commission, I was of
a mind to decline the appointment.
My reason being that I have worked
since 1929 as an active organizer in
the labor movement and it was very
hard for me to imagine a change in
my way of life.
“I have always championed," he
continued, “and will continue to
champion the activities of all move
ments that prpoose to advance and to
protect the basic interests of the Ne
gro people and the organized laboi
movement. I want it clearly under
stood that I accepted this appoint
ment without any political consider
The Dewey administration, in the
Walter’s appointment, fulfills the
promise to name individuals who qual
ify, to any and all positions without
regard to race, color or creed.
Born in Brooklyn, Mr. Walter is
36 years old and a college graduate,
He lives ith his wife and seven year
old son at St. Albans, L. I.
Mrs. Leola Wesley, 41, of 2726
Burdette street, was slain Saturday
night, June 24th, in her home as her
nine year old son looked on and an
other son, ill with rheumatic fever,
was confined in his bed in an adjoin
Carter surrendered early Sunday to,
police at the station.
He was identified by the vie
tims young son, Fred, as the man
who did the shooting. Carter is
said to have been ordered to move
from the Wesley residence about two
weeks ago and the argument arose
after he called at the home.
Mrs. Wesley, who is separated
from her husband, was taken to the
Doctor’s hospital, but was dead on
arrival. Another son, George, 15,
wes on an errand at. the time of the
shooting. The ill son is Albert 14.
The body was taken to the Thomas
mottuary, 2022 Lake Street.
John Carter, was bound over to the
District Court and charged with first
degree murder and held without bail.
The revolver believed to have been
used in the shooting was surrender
ed to Detective Harry Buford Sunday
afternoon by Bobbie Brown of 2614
Parker street. Brown said Carter
left the gun with him about 2 a. m.
Sunday with the statement that he i
was going to surrender to the police, j
HITS IGNORANCE OF
WHITES ON NEGRO
Washington, July 1 (ANP)— The
segregation of news of Negroes in
the ordinary channels of information
reaching white persons has given a
distorted picture as to the contribu
tion Negroes are making in the war
effort, declared Marshall Field, pub
lisher of PM and the Chicago Sun.
He was the guest speaker before
the first annual dinner of the Capital
Press club held last Wednesday ev
ening. Some 150 persons outsatnding
in all phases of public life heard the
Chicago philanthropist and publisher
read what he called the “balance
sheet” of the Negro’s contribution.
He reviewed the employment situ
ation before and after the start of
hostilities, the production of Negro
farmers for victory, and went into
the matter of Negroes in the armed
forces. Recalling earlier wars he
said “we were reluctant to let Ne
groes fight. “While our manpower
needs became more and more acute,”
he continutd, “we debated the qualit
ies of Negroes as fighters . This
was has been no exception.”
“Negroes have made substantial
contributions in both phases of the
war program.” he considered. “They
could have made even more substan
tial and more spectacular contribut
ions' had it not been for the exclhsion
of Negroes from many aspects of A
merican life in the years before the
war. And in the military side of the
war, Negroes are ready for more sub
stantial and more spectacular contri
butions than they have been permitt
ed to make.”
Americans generally, he said, do
not know of these things. Too
much time has been spent in approach
ing the minds of white and Negr
mericans with appeals to tolerance
and goodwill he asserted. He recom
OES GRAND CHAPTER HOLD
. ALL OFFICEAS REELECTED..
The Amaranthus Grand Chapter,
Order of the Eastern Star, Nebraska
Jurisdiction, PHA., convened June
20, 21, 22 in their 23rd Annual Ses
sion at the Masonio Temple, 26th &
Blondo streets, Omaha, Nebraska,
with Mrs. Cloma N. Scott, Worthy
Grand Matron and Mr. Russell E.
Reese, Worthy Grand Patron, presid
Tuesday evening a reception was
held at the hall when the visiting deit
gates and Grand Officers were pres
ented to the public.
The Grand Session which opened
Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock was
well attended and proved to be one of
the most successful held for some
time. At the close of the Grand
Chapter Thursday evening when the
annual election was held, all officers
were reelected. They are as follows:
Mrs. Cloma Scott, Worthy Grand
Matron; Mr. Sussell E. Oeese, Woi
thy Grand Patron; Mrs. Maymie
Souchins, Lincoln, Nebraska, Assoc
iate Grand Matron; Dr. D. W. Good
en, Associate Grand Patron; Mrs.
Josie Moore, Grand Secretary; Mrs.
Margaret Moore, Grand Treasurer;
Mrs. Pearl Fletcher, Grand Conduct
ress ; Mrs. Edith Wheatley, Grand
Associate Conductress; Mrs. Blanche
Moore, Grand Lecturer; Mrs. Lyaitt
Wilson, Grand Chaplain; Mfs. Neola
Combs, Grand Warder; Mr. Fiord
Buckner, Grand Sentinel; Mrs. Hat
tie Petties, Grand Foreign Corres
pondent ; Mrs. Ada Woodson, Grand
Organist; Mrs. G. McPherson, Grand
Marshall; Grand Trustees elected
were: Mrs. Maude Johnson, Lincoln,
Nebraska, Mrs. Viola Cole and Mrs
Viney Walker, both of Omaha.
Members appointed to the Grand
Star are: Adah—Mrs. Cora Thomas,
Lincoln, Nebraska ; Ruth—Mrs. Ehz
aleth Givens, Council Bluffs, Iowa,
Esther—Mrs. Goldie Downing, Ora
aha, Nebraska; Marina—Mrs. Ruby
Reese, Omaha, Nebraska; Electa —
Mrs. Mattie Carter, Omaha, Nebras
ri he Grand Chapter was dosed to
meet in Omaha the third Wednesday
,n June, 1945.
mended a “fresh apprach” by putting
an end to “segregation in the news
columns of our daily press.”
As for the Negro press, he said, if
it s to lead opinion, its column should
not stop short at urging Negro parti
cipation in America’s war job, or in
disccssing the fate of the peoples of
the Carribbean, if India and the colt
onial problems of Africa and the
East Indies. Wherever the struggle
for freedom goes on, he continued,
that struggle should have news value
for the readers of the Negro press.
“The Negro press has all the rights
of a minority, pritest press. But it
has the responsibilies that go wihi
Dean William H. Hastie of the
Howard University Law School
spoke briefly on the Negro press and
observed that it had assumed a new
importance in the past five years. He
wondered whether recognition in
some circles has brought a lessening
The other feature of the evening
was the presentation of the award of
merit to Harrp S. McAlpin, formerly
of the Chicago Defender, for having
performed the oustanding job of re
porting during 1943. McAlpin wrote
a series of articles which dealt with
the housing problem. The award was
made by Drew Pearson, syndicated
TEXAS COUNTY CHAIRMAN
WOULD LET NEGROES VOTE
Dallas, Texas—According to a
story in the Dallas Morning News,
P. M. Gladney, Democratic County
Chairman of Navarro county, has in
structed his precinct chairman to al
low Negroes qualified as voters to
participate in party primaries, under
terms of the recent United States
Supreme Court decision.
"We are law abiding citizens re
gardless of our personal feelings,”
Gladney declared. “Under the law
we must let them vote. My advice
is to treat the Negro like you would
like to be treated if in his place. Let
him vote. It won't be an easy matter
to get out of Federal Court if we
deny them the vote.
“Democracy is the will of the ma
jority and if we don’t submit to ma
jority rule, we have a poor concept
ion of democracy. We must change
ouar way of thinking, as the time has
come when man must be considerate
of other men.”
Gladney declared the present wai
may be traced to the will of a few
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Let’s Celebrate this
4TH OF JULY
by Buying Bonds!
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Republican Nominee for President
Thomas E. Dewey and Sidney P.
Jones prominent Los Angeles Calit
ornia lawyer and a powerful figure
in California Republican circles, who
mode a trip to New York last week
for a special conference with the
Governor at Albany. The two are
shown shaking hands in above photo.
Governor Bricker of Ohio was
chosen as Dewey’s running mate at
the Republican confab in Chicago,
early Wednesday, June 28th.
men attempting to rule the remaindei
of the world.
Navarro’s population is 23 perccm
ENERAL HOSPITAL OPENS
DOORS TO COLORED NURSES
Boston, June 28 (ANP)—At the
conference of the Mary Mahoney
Nurses’ local of the National Assoc
iation of Colored Graduate nurses
last week in Combridge, Mass., it
was announced that the Massachusetts
eneral Hospital of Boston adopted the
following rsolution: “that the policy
of the assachusetts General hospital
shall be to admit properly qualified
applicants to the school of nursing
irrespective of race, creed or color.”
The conference had as main speak
ers, rs. Eunice Hunton Carter, assist
ant district attorney of New York
county; Mrs. Estelle M. Riddle, Ne
gro consultant, National Council for
War Service, and Mrs. Mabel K.
Staupers, executive secretary of the
National Association of Colored
Graduate Nurses. The speakers dealt i
with nursing problems and the post- 1
war wTorld. A resume of the resolu-.
tions includes a better distribution of
Negro nurses; the breakng down of
barriers in all hospitals, the more
complete integration of the nurse into
the community pattern and inclusion
in the army and the navy nurse corps.
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“OF SUCH IS THE KINGDOM
OF HEAVEN’’ AT ST. JOHNS
SUNDAY, JULY NINTH.
The Junior Missionaries of St.
John's AME. Church are presenting
a play on Sunday, July 9th, 1944 at
8 pm. at the churlh. The play is en
titled “Of Such is the Kingdom of
Heaven.” sponsored by Mrs. A.
Goodwin and Mrs. Anna Jones. The
public is invited.
DK. W. H. HLiS i h.K
One of the host known dentists in
Cleveland, Ohio, who is chairman of
arrangements for the National Den
tal association which crnvenes there
August 14-18. Dr. Hunter has as
sured that every facility, convenience
and pleasure Cleveland affords will
be at the disposal of the dental vis
itors and their families. (ANP)
WIDOW OF NEGRO COAST
GUARD GETS HIS MEDAL
New York, the widow of Coast
Guardsman Charles W. David Jr., a
Steward’s Mate first class, formerly
of the Bronx New' York, received
posthumously the Navy and Marine
C^rps Medal from Rear Admiral
Stanley V. Parker, District Coast
Guard Officer. Brooklyn and the
hero’s son three year old Neil Orian.
David saved the life of Lieut. Ander
son and helped save nearly a hundred
others who were thrown into the
stormy freezing Atlantic last year
when a transport was torpedoed. Div
ing gaain and again into the dark
seas, David finally succumbed to
pneumonia from exhaustion anT~eT
posure. The medal, one of the high
est Naval awards given, was accomp
anied by a citation signed by Secre
tary of Navy, James Forrestal prais
ing David's valor and'bravery. (Pp
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