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m /JUSTICE/EQUALITY HEW TO THE LINE\ EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PHONE HA.0800 LTCU UnM« I -a« ^ O -Jr "Largest Accredited Negro Newspaper West of Chicago and North of KC• ^ “O- ^ Entered as 2nd class matter at Post-oftice, Omaha, Nebr, Under Act of March 8, 1874. Publishing Offices at 2420 Grant Street, Omaha, Nebr. Saturday, February io, i#45 our isth yeah—No. i Cleaves Temple Missionary Society To Hold Geo. Washington Carver Program Sunday A George Washington Carver Program will be sponsored by the Cleaves Temple Missionary at the Church, 25th at Decatur Street, on Sunday, February 11, at 4 pm Mg. D R- Crooms, Boys Worker of the Urban League, will speak on the “Life and Works of Mr. Carv er.” Mr. Crooms is an able anc well prepared speaker Because of the many contributions to Industry by Mr. Carver, the La bor organizations affiliated with both the CIO , which will include most of the Packinghouse workers, and the AF. of L-> which include the Pullman Porters and Auxiliary, and the Dining Car Waiters and Auxil iary, have been invited to be the guest of the Missionary Society on that day and sit in a body with their respective organizations Mr. Frank Cronin, Regional Dir ector of the CIO will speak on the “Contributions of Organized Labor through the CIO to the Negro Worker.” Other representative speakers of the various organizations will speak, briefly on the contributions made by their iniviual organizations locally. Mr. Rufus Long, Executive of the Local Dining Car Waiters, will speak on the “Contributions made to Organized Labor through the A. F of L. by his organization-” Mr- eorge Althouse, President of the Pullman Porters, will represent their organization in the contribut ions as made by them. Key ncople of the various organ izations and their Auxiliaries will be introduced. Musical numbers will be rendered by some of the best talent in our city Mr. Cecil Halloway will speak on “The Contribution and Benefits or his local to the CIO.” NEGROES BECOME MILLION AIRES OVERNIGHT IN MISS. 5 So reported through the columns of Collier’s Magazine by Harry Henderson and Sam Shaw, noted writers. The Omaha Guide received this advanced release from the Crowell Publishing So., 250 Park avenue. New York, NY., who are publishers of the magazine. CLAY COUNTY YIELDS POT OF OIL On August 23, ]<J29, a well drilled by the Union Products Co., brought in G. C. Woodruff No. 1, Mississip pi's first commercial oil well. The well expanded so rapidly that now it is the third oil producing well in the country ^ ou will find in the columns ot the Collier Magazine’s next issue such headings las the following: “CLAY HINT YIELDS POT O' GOLD". “BIG MONEY IN THE MAKING”, “WHEN IGNOR ANCE WAS NOT BLISS” One item especially interesting is about Mrs- ffusband- “It seems’* said Mrs. Husband, “we just didn't know a thing.” One day Mrs. Hus band accepted $100 from a strange white man for a third of her royalty A tew' days later, her son Norman, to whom she had given some land, accepted $280 for a third of his roy alties. Not until a sister got $5000 for a similar share did they' realize the value of the rights. Yet Mr*. Husband is not bitter about it. She is a woman who has come a long way on a long road, and knows there is still quite a stretch ahead She built Heideiburg’s first school for Negro children by selling cot lee and cakes to teamsters on cotton wagons and trains as they passed her home. She say simply, “God made te flow'ers and God made peo pie. too- People are like flowers, ah always think. They are all dif ferent coolrs. But they are all alike and they are all brothers. God made all of us, people and flowers." She lives comfortably in a little white cottage and works endlessly on quilts for her 74 grandchildren, her 28 great grandchildren and her only great-great grandchild. There is an old axiom among oil men that wherever there’s mud. bad roads and bad titles, there’s oil. Mississippi fulfills all these qualif ications and Heidelburg wins special honors in the matter of unclear titl es- Oilmen told us fifty percent ol the land titles in the field are tieo up in law suites The chief cause of all this legal snarling seems to have been the general poverty of the land Land would sometimes be sold and the deed never recorded, because no body else wanted it- In many cases the boundaries are vague, often idei, tified by things, like “the old whit*, post, which have long since disap peared. 1hi our way out of Mississippi, "e walked into the bus station m Prentiss, in Jeff Davis County. "Quick." called out the ticket seller '"a well just came in and Mr. Reggie Pale says he is going to shout it from the courthouse roof." We cliased and caught Mr. Dale- whr with 1400 acres of land, was fairly wi,h the good news. He " isn’t c-eady to climb the courthouse umd the well was officially complet - But I’m going to do it when 1,8 off,cial” he said- “I’ve waited twenty years for this, and another thing. I m going to get a can of !r’’h 0,1 and P°ur it over mv bank-' er - bald head. He always ' said I was crazy.” Negro History Week Febraury 11th-17th Respectfully Submitted by ROBBIE T. DAVIS • As you all know one week each year has been set aside by the As sociation for the Study of Negro Life and History to find more about the contributions of the Negro to kjhjtrriational culture. Howet^r there are some people who have lit tle knowledge of these contributions and therefore have no appreciation for the very fine works of this group. In order that we may refresh our selves at this time of year you will find below a list of books that may be obtained from your libraries. Ob tain a few of these and place them conspicuously so that you may be re minded to take a few moments eacli day to broaden your knowledge of the contribution of the Negro, to American life Akin, E. E., IDEALS AND ADVENTURE. Barnes, A. C-. NEGRO ART IN AMERICA. Bond, Frederick, THE NEGRO AND THE DRAMA Brawley, Benjamin G., EARLY NEGRO AMERICAN WRIT ERS. NEGRO BUILDERS AND HEROES, NEGRO GENIUS. Brown, Sterling A- THE NE GRO CARAVAN. Chestnutt. Charles W„ THE HOUSE BEHIND THE CEDARS, THE WIFE OF HIS YOUTH THE CONJURE WOMAN, BRIEF LIFE OF FREDER ICK DOUGLASS, Conrad, Earl, HARRIET BEECHER STOWE, Crcmwell. Otelia, READING FROM NEGRO AUTHORS Cullen, Countee. CAROLING DUSK, THE BALLAD OF THE BROWN GIRL. COLOR, THE MEDIA AND SOME POEMS, ONE WAY TO HEAVEN. Daniel, Sadie I., WOMEN ' BUILDERS DuBois, W. E.. BLACK FOLKS THEN AND NOW. DUSK OF DAWN, SOUL OF THE BLACK FOLKS, NEGRO COMMON SCHOOL SUPPRESSION OF THE AFRICAN SLAVE TRADE. AND DILL, A. G-, NEGRO ' AMERICAN ARTISAN. Dett, Nathaniel, IN THE BOT TOMS. (a suite containing JUBA DANCE) Dunbar, Paul Lawrence. CAN DLE LIGHTING TIME, THE FANATICS. COMPLETE POEMS, LIFE AND WORKS, Embree, Edwin R., BROWN AMERICA (837), 2 BROWN AMERICANS (’3) d AMERICAN HEROES- A Handbook. THIRTEEN AGAINST THE ODD Frazier, E- Franklin, NEGRO YOUTH AT THE CROSS WAYS. Fuller. T- O.. PICTORIAL HIS TORY OF THE AMERICAN NEGRO. Graham, Shirley and Lipscomb DR. GEORGE WASHINTON CARVER, reen, Mrs. E. A , THE NEGRO IN CONTEMPORARY AM ERICAN LITERATURE. Hare. Maud C- NEGRO MUS ICIANS AND THEIR MUSIC Haynes. G. E-, THE NEGRO AT WORK IN NEW YORK qjTY, Helm, McKinley, ANGEL MO AND HER SON, ROLAND HAYES, Holt, Rachman. GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER. Hughes. Langston, THE WEARY BLUES, THE BIG SEA, THE DREAMKEEPER AND OTHER POEMS, FINE CLOTHES TO THE JEW. FREEDOM’S PEOPLE. Hunter, Jane, A NICKEL AND A PRAYER Johnson. James Weldon. GOD'S TROMBONES. NEGRO AMERICANS, WHAT NOW. COLLECTION OF POETRY AND BIOGRAPHY. Johnson, Charles S., EBONY AND TOPAZ, THE NEGRO COLLEGE GRADUATE. THE NEGRO IN AMERIC AN CIVILIZATION. Kaufman. H. L-. ARTISTS IN MUSIC OF TODAY, Locke. Alain L., LEGACY OF THE ANCESTRAL ARTS THE NEGRO IN AMERICA THE NEGRO IN ART. THE NEW NEGRO. Loggins. Vernon, THE NEGRO AUTHOR, Lotz, Philip. RISING ABOVE COLOR. I Moton. R R„ FINDING A WAY IN COMMEMORATING 118TH ANNIVERSARY OF NEGRO PRESS THE OMAHA GUIDE. _ Will Hold Essay Contest for High School Pupils For Those Leaders, Citizens, All Who Are Interested In Politics, Progress..... Here Is Your Book Of The Year 0$^' • • • EOY AMERICAN SHOULD READ THE CIO’S OWN BOOK The First Round THE STORY OF THE CIO POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE By JOSEPH GAER i/tc tym helped TfCadef "EVERY labor leader, as, in fact, every “ forward-looking citizen interested in political action as a rampart against reaction, should read The First Round. It is both a splendid record of what the CIO Political Action Committee has ac complished to date, and a primer on the important educational approaches leading to political action. I heartily recommend this book to you." — Philip Murray, President, Congress of Industrial Organizations By special arrangement with the pub Ushers, you may obtain o copy of the special edition of The Firtt Round for $1.50, plus 20 cents for packing ond mailing. fThe Firtt Round sells for $2.50 in bookstores.) But we suggest that you place your order im mediately while this special offer is in effect. How and why was PAC organized? What are PACs objectives?' Who runs PAC and who belongs to it? What is PAC’s future? “The First Round is an uncommon book for the Common Man...‘Must’ reading.” —Vice President Henry A. Wallace CIO-PAC • 205 East 42nd Street, New York 17, N. Y. Please send me _ copies of the special edtion of THE FIRST ROUND by Joseph Coer at $1.50, plus* 20 cents for packing and postage for each copy. □ Enclosed Q Send CO.D. Wnn A AArmtt i _State__ ■ Read What Other Say About It COMMENTS ON "THE FIRST ROUND* by Joseph Goer THE FIRST ROUND is an un common book for the Comman Man. It tells clearly and forcefully what PAC is about and why PAC is here to stay. The PAC program is one designed to safeguard our democracy Why this program looks to the wel fare of all our people is lucidly un derlined in this work—''must" react ing for every student of America’s dynamic institutions. Vice President HENRY A. WALLACE. Every labor leader, as, in fact, ev OUT, Murray, Florence, NEGRO HANDBOOK. Ovington- Mary White, POR TRAITS IN COLOR. Porter, James A., MODERN NEGRO ART. Scott, Emmett J-, NEGRO MI GRATION DURING WORLD WAR I. Seageant, E- S„ FIRE UNDER THE ANDES- (Paul Robeson> Stevenson. Augusta. A CHILD'S LIFE OF CARVER. Sullenger, T. E» NEGRO IN OMAHA (in Studies in Urban Sociology) Yehanen, Kosi, MARIAN AN DERSON. —A PORTRAIT Washington, Booker T„ CHAR ACTER BUILDING. 111E NEGRO IN BUSINESS UP FROM SLAVERY- ?? Woodson. Carter G., A CENT URY OF NEGRO MIGRA TION. MISEDUCATION OF THE NEGRO. THE NEGRO CHURCH THE NEGRO IN OUR HIS TORY, NEGRO ORATIONS AND THEIR ORATORS. ery forward-looking citizen interest ed in political action as a rampart a gainst reaction, should read THE FIRST DOUND. It is both a splen did record of what the CIO Politic al Action Committee has accomp lished to date, and a primer on the important educational approaches leading to political action- I heartily recommend this book for you PHILIP MURRAY. President Congress of Industrial Organizations PAC is here to stay. It has al ready demonstrated its usefulness in our struggle to preserve and to sti^ngthen our democracy- PAC's educational and political efforts will undoubtedly increase and expand. Anyone who wishes to obtain an ac curate account of PAC’s objectives and methods should read THE FIRST ROLND. It contains good food for deep thinking on our polit ical future. SIDSEY HILLMAN, Chairman CIO Political Action Committee THE FIRST ROUND belongs on the desk of every labor leader and every citizen interested in the polit ical life of America. Here is a hot off the press account of how Amer ican labor has put on its political long pants- Read THE FIRST ROUND and you'll understand and help win the second round R- J. THOMAS. President. Un'ted Automobile Workers of A mcrlca I liked Mr. Gaer’s book very much and think everyone with an in terest in the labor movement and in 1 politics will want to keep a copy of "The First Round” in their library. ELEANOR ROOSEVELT. THE FIRST ROUND is the au thoritative, inside story of the be ginning of an epoch in American Labor history- I comend it heartily to the attention of workers, public officials, students, and that cynical band of scoffers who only a few months ago were saying, ‘‘It can't i be done." PAC did it and here's the 'how' and the ‘why’ EMILE RIEl'E, President Texr ilc Workers Union of America THE FIRST ROUND is a live ly- penetrating analysis of the issu es that fac America and the PAC’s answers to them. I recommend it heartily to all who want to know what the PAC is and what it stands for-, GRANT W- OAKES, President United Farm Equipment and Metal Workers. THE FIRST ROUND serves as a splendid reference volume on the history and activities of PAC. It ihould be read by everyone. LEWIS ALAN BERNE, President Federation of Architects. Engin eers, Chemists and Technicians This is the story of the political punch packed by labor in 1944. It sets the record straight—simply, forcefully, honestly. No student of American politics can afford to miss it. No friend of labor will want to DR. FRANK KING DON, Author and Radio Commentator BISHOP IN CITY FOR A FEW DAYS Bishop F. C. Scott of Oklahoma City will be in the city with the Church of the Living God- 2316 N. 2">tii St-, Monday night, February 12, 1945 at 8 pm- Bishop Scott will hold services for three or four days. The public is invited to hear this great man preach each night—Mon day, Tuesadv, Wednesday and per haps Thursday pm. also. Rioted White Southerner To Write Column For The Omaha Guide EXCLUSIVE IN | THIS TERRITORY HAROLD PREECE This paper is proud to announce the addition of a Southern white man who grew up in a Texas cotton patch, and who is known throughout America as a fighter for Negro rights, to its list of distinguished columnists. Harold Preece's “home-made col umn for home-made folks," “THE LIVING SOUTH.” will appear weekly in THE OMAHA GUIDE EXCLUSIVELY, beginning next week- Written in the everyday lan guage of everyday people, this col umn has run up a record for its message of unity between white and Negro Southerners during the two years when it has been an exclusive feature of the Chicago Defender. “The South is changing and white Southerners are changing it,” Mr. Preece told this paper. “Bilbo. Rankin, and Pappy O'Daniel make more racket than a bunch of tom cats on a treadmill, leading a lot oi good folks up North to think that they are speaking for the South. But that outfit is just talking for yester day. “Right now, we have more white and Negro Southerners organized and pulling together than at any time in the South's history'. We have new forces coming up from the cities and the cotton patches of ev ery Southern state to make our South a homeland for all its child ren who will learn to live together in peace, freedom and prosperity.” AXCESTORS FOUGHT SLAVERY.... Mr- Preece is the grandson ot Texas mountaineers who organized guerilla companies of Southern Un ionists to fight slavery and "bush whack the Confederate forces dur ing the Civil War. His grandfath er was a sharpsooter in a Southern Union regiment, the Texas Moun tain Eagles. His great grandfath er. a cousin of Daniel Boone, was doorkeeper of the first Texas Re I construction legislature, having been j elected to this post by Negro ana poor white legislators. And Mr. Preece follow-s in the footsteps of his Reconstruction an cestors by fighting slavery. He has written for practically every Negro magazine and newspaper in the Un , ited States and went all the way to 1 New York last year, to attend the | convention of the National Negro 1 Publishers Association. He is act ively identified with every Southern organization fighting to bring dem «>cracy to Dixie. Ex-Congressman Martin Dies 01 Texas hates Mr- Preece like poison and accused our new columnist, in a printed blast of being one of those responsible for driving him out ot Congt-ess- Bfjt Harlem Congress man Adam Clayton Powell is one of those whom Mr. Preece counts as his friends- Mr. Preece has prom ised he will “tell off” Bilbo, Rankin i and their associates whenever they FOUNDERS DAY AT ST. JOHN AME- CHURCH BY REV. E. F. RIDLEY Pastor Throughout the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Sunday, February 11th will be celebrated as “Founder's Day,” in honor of Richard Allen, the founder of the AME. Church and its first consecrated Bishop Born a slave, February 14, 1760 in the state of Pennsylvania, he by his own labor purchased his own free dom after he was grown for $2,000 Being thoroughly reliable and a con sistent Christian, he was in constant demand in colored and white church es of his day. even when he was a local preacher, he was highly respect ed- Even his own master was con verted by his preaching. In 1787, the major part of the Ne gro membership of St. George Me thodist Episcopal Church. (In Phila delphia. Pa ) because they were re legated to the balcony and snatched off their knees while in the act ot prayier. resigned their membership, and organized the Free Will African Society. Out of this “Society” de veloped St. Thomas Episcopal Churth (opened in 1794 with Ab solem Jones, ordained as its rector, the first Negro rector in the United States), and Bethel Methodist bought and erected by their own efforts in 1793 on Lombard St., with Richard Allen as its leader. Richard Allen and his followers at Bethel suffered many embarrassing experiences at the hands of the white pastors and brethern of Saint George Methodist Church in the matter of appointment of pastors and other things About this same time, many color ed churches of Baltimore and sur rounding places were experiencing similar difficulties, so, upon the in get “rambunctious-” An authority on Negro culture and history throughout the world, Mr. Preece co-authored with Arthur 1. Hayman the book, “Lighting up Li beria,” published by Creative Age Press in 1943. His next book, ‘Dew on Jordan,' written in collaboration with his wife. Celia Kraft, will be published this year by E. P. Dutton | and Co y The National Newspaper Publish ers’ Association in connection with ■ the annual Negro Press Week Ob servance (February 25 to March 3) will ponsor a National High School essay contest—Subject: “The Negro Newspaper, Crusader tor Real De mocracy". Coupled with this nation al contest is a local essay contest sponsored by THE OMAHA GUIDE- Local prizes are $10.00 IN CASH. FIRST PRIZE; $5-00 IN CASH, SECOND PRIZE; $2.50 IN CASH, THIRD PRIZE. The three prize winning essays of THE OMAHA GUIDE Contest will be entered in the National Con test. National prizes are $100; $75. and 50, all War Bonds- This year marks the 118th Anniversary of the Negro Press. All essays must be mailed to the Negro Press Essay Contest Edi tor of THE OMAHA GUIDE and should be postmarked no later than March 3, 1945 RULES 1 Manuscripts shall contain no less than 800 and no more than 1000 words. 2. Manuscripts must be written on theme paper using one side only 3. The contestant’s name must not appear on the manuscript- Attach to the essay a separate sheet of pa per on which should be written the name and address of the contestant, tse name of the school and of the principal 4. Winers will be selected by five judegs to be named by this news paper. Prizes listed above for the local contest will be awarded by this paper according to the decision of the judges. 5. The first three prize winning essays in this cootest will be entered in the National Negro Newspaper Week High School Contest 8- A committee of judges, no more than seven in number, shall select three National prize winners from among the essays submitted to them by the various member papers. 7- The decision of the judges in both contests shall be final. All essays become the property of the NX PA and none will be returned to the contestants. Judges will base their choice on the character of the material* orig^uljiv, composition an dr.eatness. r 8. Only persufoyof hfeti school age in the continental United States, now attending high school, are elig ible to enter this contest. No mem ber or relative of a member of the staff of any newspaper will be elig ible to compete in this contest. Omaha Guide Publishing Co-, 2420 Grant Street. Omaha, Nebraska _HA-0800. HA-0801 vitation of Richard Allen, delegates from these various churces met in Piladelpia. April 9, 1816 and organ ized the African Methodist Episco pal Church as a Holy Protest a gainst segregation in God's house, duly elected and consecrated Richard Allen as its first Bishop and set forth as part of its doctrine “God, Our Father, Christ Our Redeemer, Man, Everywhere Our Brother” The AME- Church will accept as a member, anyone, regardless of race, color or nationality. From this humble beginning, the AME. Church with over 7.000 chur ches, 16 Bishops, one to each of the 16 Episcopals scattered over the A mericas, the isles of the sea and parts of Africa, 15 General Officers 10 Colleges, 2 publishing house*. AME- book concern (The oldest in ihe New World) Seminaries, Doug las Hospital, and hundreds of thous ands of members and adherents is the greatest example, and expression of self-help and the greatest force and oraginzation in the Negro race, working for its religion, cultural, and general good. In the quiet celebration of this “Founder's Day,” February llth, in St. John, we invite you to come and take fart and witness the same dur ing our Morning Worship at 10:45 A. M. In the afternoon at 3 pm. sharp, the Blue Jacket Quartette will ren der a program At 6 pm- will be the A-C.E League, and at 8 pm. the “Union Service" will be eld. Rev. F. C- Williams, Pastor of Zion Bap tist Church, will be the speaker. 1*1,A\ PRESS WEEK OBSERVANCE—The Press Week Committee of the Negro Newspaper Publishers Asociation has completed plans for the Annual Negro Press Observance commemorating its llSth Aniversarv, February 25—March 3. This years plans include world-wide broadcasts, national and local essay contests and programs. Shown above as they ntet in Detroit, Michigan lat week after similar confabs in Washington and New* York are (left to right): Dowdal H. Davis, Jr.,, Advertising Manager of Kansas City Cali: (center) Frank L Stanley.: Press, Week Committee hairman and publisher of the Louisville Defender: and (right Thomas W. Young, Business Manager of the Norfolk Journal & Guide.