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ACTIVITIES AT THE NORTH
TWENTY FOURTH USO CLUB
Schedule for July 22—July 29th—
5:00—Ball game at 21st and Burdette
streets; 8:00—Junior Hostess Form
Sunday—9:00—Java Hour; 12:00
• Informal games; 3:00—Pool Tourn
ament; 4:00—Juke Box Dancing; and
5 :00—Fleet Leaves.
Monday—Drop in activities; Tues
day—Drop in activities.
* Wednesday—Swing Shift Dance at
Thursday—Drop in activities and
Friday—Drop in activities.
Everyone is looking forward to the
Big Carnival which will initiate use
of our outside Pavillion. There will
be Bingo, hot dogs, popcorn, games
and other special attractions. Don’t
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13,000 SEE HANDY ‘STEAL’
NEGRO MUSIC FESTIVAL
IN ST. LOUIS, WITH HIS
(Continued from page 1)
Schmaltz, ft was telling an old story,
chanting an old spell.
The smoke-moated light streamed
down hard, flat on the brown anti
green diamond. Soda bottles clinked
down concrete steps and vendors mov
ing through the stands shouted “It’s
gotta be cold! It's packed in ice! It’s
gotta be cold!” But you forgot it.
A million insects, more or less,
buzzed softly, and the echoes splatted
back from the circling reaches of
seats, but you forgot that, too, watch
ing this little man, seeming even
smaller because of his roundness,
sway a little with the music’s pulse.
He is 70, after falling off a sub
way platform, he no longer is able
to walk so well; he hardly can see.
But he is W. C. Handy, and he once
wrote a song that still paints pictur
Penniless in 1893.
The cobblestoned levees of the
Mississippi at the foot of Market st.
where Handy, penniless, had to sleep
in 1893, was in the picture, and the
work song of the roustabouts.
The smoke-filled parlors of a hun
dred bordellos from New Orleans to
St. Louis, birthplaces of jazz, were
there, too, and Saturday nights on the
old St. aul, “shouts” in Memphis and
rent parties in Harlem.
Three hundred years of oppression,
discrimination, prejudice, as well, if
you listened closely, for that’s what
made the blues.
King Oliver blew with Handy and
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Cootie Williams, Miff Mole, a thou
sand unnamed musicians, who could
n’t read a note, but still built rag
time, jazz, swing into a new song for
America, as native as "The Star
Some Clap, Shout.
There were 13,000 persons in the
Sportsman’s ark stands, by official
count, and everyone was out there
with Handy. A few started to clap
ryhmically as he set the slow wailing
beat, but they stepped. A few mark
ed his breaks with a shouted "Yeah,
man!" But most of them listened,
and swayed a little, and tapped their
feet, and knew that this was their
music, the music the Negro gave the
They went wild when Noble Sisslc
and his orchestra picked up the tune,
set the joint jumping with a modern
arrangement of the timeless blues.
They whistled and stomped when Ed
ythe Williams riffed it with a hot
trumpet after dealing the riverfront
words to the lament. But their
hearts were with Handy, who wrote
better than he knew when he knocked
out his blues for cakes and coffee
Handy WAS the Fifth Annual A
merican Negro Music Festival in its
first visit to St. Louis.
He wasn’t all of it, by any mean ,
Getting under way at 8:45 o’clock,
three-quarters o fan hour off sched
ule, it wound a music-packed way
until just a few minutes before mid
There was Richard Bonclli, bari
tone of the Metropolitan Opera with
his rich, beautifully controlled voice,
lifting through Handel’s “Where Ere
You Are,” Alec Templeton's “Gifts”
and Verdi’s “Di-Provenza" from La
There w'ere the finalists of the fes
tval’s “search for talent”, Pauline
Winbus of Chicago, Gladys Keys of
Indianapolis, Gertrude Wilson of De
troit, all 17 years old, all suffering
from lack of training, yet all possess
ed of fine natural voices, especially
The Southernaires did four of their
remarkable quartet arrangements,
markng one with a remarkably con
trolled plea for an end to racial pre
judice and a pledge to unity. Muriel
Smith in the Hammerstein—trans
cribed Habanefa from Carmen, be
come “That’s Love,” showed why
Carmen Jones” is a roadway hit.
Portia White, who should become
one of the greatest stars in the world
within a few years, displayed the fin
est natural contralto to hit the con
cert stage since Marian Anderson
Easily, effortlessly, richly she sang,
“My Heart, at Thy Sweet Voice,”
“Think of Me” and “One More Riv
er :o Cross.”
Lillian Evanti, her voice a little
past the prime but still remarkably
sweet, did several ariaa-frorn operas
she has sung in making herself the,
first lady of Negro opera.
There was even Don Ameche,
flown in from Hollywood, land of
tie, to make a few scattering remarks
on the general ideal of unity and the
need for an end to discrimination and
But most of all there was Handy,
more than a man, almost a legend.
And his trumpet licking up through
the night, singing its own slow song
of heartbreak :
Got the St. Louis blues, just
as blue as I can be, *,
'Cause that mans gat a heart
like a rock cast in the sea.
Or else he wouldn't gone so
far from me.
NAACP WAR CONFERENCE
MAKES FRONTAL ATTACK
ON KEY PROBLEMS.
(Continued from page 1)
Stukes, president of the West Phila
delphia Youth Council; J. Leo Handy
president in exile of the New Iberia,
La., branch of the NAACP.
Considerable emphasis was placed
on post war job opportunities and the
use of the ballot in effecting a rem
edy for some of the ills afflicting the
body politic on the Sperry Gyroscope
Co., of New York, told the confer
ence that his company had formerly
TAN TOPICS By CHARLES ALLEN
“I could stand the heat if there were only some men
employed no Negroes but now had
1,200 on the payroll. He asserted j
that these workers were proving sat-.
isfactory and would be retained af- |
ter the war. Walter Hardin of De-j
troit, LAW-CIO, pointed out that j
while most automobile executives ad
mitted Negroes were good workers,.
they were slow in committing their.- j
selves to a policy of post-war em
Leslie S. Perry, administrative as- •
sistant in the NAACP Washington
bureau, advised the conference that j
Negroes should defeat congressmen
of any party whose vote on vital soc- j
ial legislation and the so-called Negro
issues was not right. A congress
man's voting record on anti-lynching!
anti-poll tax, federal aid to education
and a permanent FEPC, show his
worth to Negro constituents whom
Mr. Perry declared hold the actual
balance of power in Indiana, Illinois,
Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey,
New York, Ohio and Pensylvan'a
One of the interesting sidelights of
the conference was the presentation
of the Spingarn Medal to Dr. Chari
es R Drew, professor of surgery at
Howard University, for significant
accomplishments in blood plasma. The
award was made by Dr. Ernest R.
Hooten, Harvard anthropologist.
Sunday’s closing meeting in Wash
ington Park, was preceded by a mam
moth parade along streets lined with
applauding spectators. Principal ad
dresses at this final event of the con
ference were delivered by Marshall
Field, publisher of the Chicago Sun.
and PM. and the NAACP’s remark
able executive Secretary, Walter
White, who gave a comprehensive
and lucid report on his 14-week over
seas study of the treatment of Negro
MIXED GROUP OF CHICAGO
BUSINESS MEN ORGANIZE
TO CREATE INTER-RACIAL
Chicago, July 17 (ANP)— The
South Central association, formed o'.
100 v/hite and Negro merchants on
Cli cago’s south side, was organiz’J
recen’ly to “integrate the Negro in
the < conomic, industrial and culture!
V of a comm.n.iy,’ the treasurer,
Robert Cole, announced. The new
organization is said to be the first
of its kind ever to exist in Chicago.
According to the president, Lelville
J. Kolliner, of the Kolliner Bros.’
Realty Co., the new league will set
out to raise an annual budget of $30
000 for improved housing conditions,
and to provide better educational and
recreational facilities, provide great
er employment opportunity, the re
duction of crime, juvenile delinquency
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MAYOR BUTLER ISSUES
RUSSIAN CLOTHING RELIEF
Proclamation :—Rdssian War Re
lief drives, under way throughout the
country, are being held for the pur
pose of supplying greatly needed clo
thing and other supplies for the Rus
sian people who have lost everything 1
they own in the war.
In order that Omaha may partici
ipate in this nation-wide drive, and
thus aid in the rehabilitation of the
Russian victims of the war, I hereby
designate the period of July 15 to
July 31 as Russian War Relief Day,
and urge the people of our city to
contribute as liberally as possible to'
The Russian people need these sup
plies very badly, and I am sure there
will be a very generous response to
their appeal for aid.
Dan B. Butler, Mayor.
Collection Stations for Russian
War Relief Clothing Drive:
Fire Stations: (1) 12th and Dodge,
(3) 19th and Harney, (4) 16th and
Izard, (5) 25th and L, (8) 40th and
Nicholas, (9) 20th and Spring, (10)
50th and Pine, (12) 27th and Jones,
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Ames, (16) 11th and Dorcas, (17)
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(Continued from page 1)
whatever they do is right but what
ever someone else does is all wrong.”
Randolph said that in his opinion
the four planks in the Republican plat
form dealing with the Negro are the
strongest that colored Americans have
obtained from any party since citiz
“For the first time,” he said, “We
were able to get specific pledges on
four of the most important issues fac
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Heading a 17 piece band at the U.
S. Naval Air Station Barber’s Point
T. H. are the ‘‘Sharps and Flats”
shown above. From left, Thurman
O. Cooper, Musician Third Class,
USNR. who performs on the vibra
nun iiiii in—urn ■ymsti-'- > ■ • \
harp and swings the vocals; Arvid I
W. Garrett, Musician Third Class,
USNR, who plays a mean guitar and
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Morrison, Musician Third Class, US
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ing Negroes today. The Republicans
pledged an anti-iynching law to safe
guard our lives against lynchers.
They pledged to do away with the
•:! tax limitation on voting. They
remised a permanent FF.PC to help
s get and kt‘’p jobs and they pledg
d to end discrimination in the arm
“When has Mr. White ever heard
of any party making more direct spec
if ic and important pledges?” asked
Randolph. "No party platform ever
has offered us so much. We who
took part in the convention are pleas
ed with what we were able to accom
plish and from the comment I heard
on my way home and since I reached
here, the Negro public is well pleased
"But while general Negro comment
has been most favorable to the Negro
planks,” continued the Republican del-'
egate, "Waiter White and Drew Pear
son, daily paper columnist, have crit
icized our efforts.
"The Republican party made the
flat statement in its platform that:—
‘The payment of any poll tax
shonld not be a condition of voting in
feedral elections and we favor im
mediate submission of a constitution
al amendment for its abolition.’
“Mr. White and Mr. Pearson arg
| ue that this does not mean anything
I because there are sufficient poll tax
states to block the passage of such an
amendment. Let's look at the facts.
There are only eight poll tax states
and one of them, Tennessee, already
has tried to get riu of the undemocrat
ic levy on voters.
‘ There are 4S states in the union.
An amendment to the federal consti
tution requires ratification by two
thirds of them, or 32 states. Forty
states have no poll tax and it is logic
al to assume that thev would favor
amendment. They favor on a
mendment and already Republicans
senators in the present congress have
taken the first steps toward such an
“Surely,” Randolph continued, ‘the
great Walter White is not little e
nough to want his people saved 1ror
disfranchisement only if he makes
the plans. With only 8 poll tax stal
es, constitutional amendment seems
the short way of correcting the nat
ional suffrage scandal.”
Continuing his comments on Mr.
White’s criticism of the Republican
platform, Randolph said, “White also
belittles the Republican pledge for
an ai:ii-!yt'ching law. The Republic
ans osier the support on this issue
which White could get neither from
the President nor from Congress
Whit .h i our ;,"ank does n
specify a fed ra! an i-lynching lav.
Such reasoning a:v> s me 'he imprcs
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Mrs. Herbert B. Henderson, the
former Carolyn Rich, wife of Capt
ain If. Henderson, Battalion Surgeon
of the '"d Division, now in the Sou
th Pacific. She returned heme t>
New York, aft " suend'ng sometime
in Los Ange’.es with him just before
his departure. She now is with the
U. S. Internal Revenue, New York
City. M. Smith Photo released
by Floyd Snelson for PPNS.
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sion that he is hsnting for excuses to
condemn. He knows that the nation
al convention deals with only nation
al issues and that any law advocated
by that body must be of national
Randolph challenged White to be
practical as he attacked the NAACP.
head's criticism of a third GOP.
plank. ’’White belittles the Republi
can promise to do away with discrim
inatuni in the armed forces,” the Re
publican delegate said. “He says
mat the war will be over before Con
gress could investigate and act.
'“White forgets that the armed fore
es will be a continuing agency in this
country. We are not building a na
tion for the war emergency. Liberty,
justice and equality are principles for
all time, not just for war-time.
“Of course, congress must investi
gate before it can pass laws. Lynch
ers are the only ‘judges’ who act be
fore finding the facts. Since he has
fought against lynch law so long,
White can hardly afford to advocate
action without fact-finding.
“At least White gives us credit for
one good thing the plank promis
ing a permanent FEPC,” Randolph
added. “All things are relative,” he
commented. “The planks we secured
are an outstanding accomplishment
because we got more than Negroes
ever have gotten from any political
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tion next week, July 19, more power
to his strong right arm. He has fail
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poll tax and anti-lynching legislation
through congress. During that time,
President Roosevelt, his friend has
had litle trouble in getting passed
legislation which he favored."
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And what fun! Red Skelton, the master
man of laughter, romps through a ballel
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What beauty! You’ll see it everywhere!
Esther Williams is really gorgeous! Watch
what happens when Skelton sees herl
What bands! Harry James and his
Music Makers take care of those who
like to jump. Xavier Cugat and his
Orchestra do likewise for those who like
to sway! Brother, they really operatel
What songbirds! Helen Forrest render*
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