The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, November 03, 1945, Image 1
■ LOCAL & NATL NEWS-lOc per copy “AND WORTH IT” ■ [ /JUSTICE/EQUALITY EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PHONE HA.0800 2420 GRANT ST ^ ^ ^ _"Largest Accredited Negro Newspaper West of Chicago and North of KC• ^ ^ . ^ _ Knteied as 2nd class matter at Post-oftice. Omaha, Nebr., Under Act of Satiuuay, Nov. 3, 1945 Our 18th Year—No. 39 ★ 10c Per Copy ★ March 8, 1874. Publishing Offices at 2420 Grant Street, Omaha, Nebr READ: "Chatter-Box” A Youthful Column by Doris McGill, “Teen-Agers” by Juanita Hanger, Every Week in the Greater GUIDE! VET. SURGEON-GENERAL PROMISES Non-SEGREGATION GENERAL DeGAULL TOASTS TRADE UNIONS Paris> France_General Charles DeG&ulle is shown drinking a toast to the new Internationale of World Trade Unions with labor leaders of two hemispheres In Paris on Oct. ober 16th while preparing for elec tion in which the people overwhelm ingly approve^ his plans for a Fourth Republic.Pi cture-d here left to right, are Sidney Hilltnan, United States. Sir Walter Citrine Great Britain. Leon Jouhaux, of France, Vincente Toledano, Mexico! and M. Saillant, France. SUBVERSIVE GROUPS BACK GARY SCHOOL ROW Says NAACP Investigator Chicago, 111_Contrary to the atorieg in the daily papers, the school strikes in Gary, Ind. and Chicago give real evidence of being fomented by an organized group or groups, according to on-the-gpot investigations made by Misg Noma Jensen of the NAAOl’ New York office. “In Gary not only former known Bundists are active but also follow ers of Father Coughlin, Gerald L«. K. Smith and members of the Ku Klux Klan," Miss Jengen said. "All have a stake in this Froebel school strike and they are acting accord ingly’^ she emphasized. The school strikes started on September 1 at Froebel high school In Gary, where Negroes and whit es have gone to school together for over twenty years. Miss Jensen'8 report continues: _ “The school strikes in Chicago are undoubtedly the result of mounting group antagontsms. These antag onisms can be traced to the comm unity’s failure to alleviate over crowding in housing, discriminat ion in employment and in the lack of succesg of various civic groups to reform the city’s school system.” JEWISH JOURNAL HITS I DAR BAN ON HAZEL SCOTT j New York_The refusal A' *he i Daughters of the American Revolu- j tion to allow Hazel Scott, pianist, the use of Constitution Hall in Washington, DC., for a recital is scored in an editorial in "OPIN. ION” a national Jewish monthly. The editorial, written by Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, declares: "America hag been given furious ly to think by the recent perform ance of the DAR. Their denial to Hazel Scott, a gifted artist of the Negro race, of the privilege of giv ing a recital at Constitutional Hall, in Washington serves to tell anew of the descent of the DAR. They have indeed descended to depths of un-Americanism, which are not nearly as serious in their implica tion* to the Negro race ag to their own organization. If the word "reaction" was substituted for the •erm "reViJuilon”, men would know exactly where the DAR stands. It is evidently ready to become an in strument of reaction and of divis ivenesg in American life. “It is good to note that not a few members of the DAR have already threatened to resign unless the res olution be rescinded. But even the resolution will not be enough. Mem bers of the DAR must dare to do battle that it again become an Am erican institution and not an instru ment of Faeism and its intoleranc. I es. The decision not to permit Haz -el Scott to give a recita^ in Con-. stitution Hall is a grievous afront I not only to the artist, but to her en tire race. Above all, it is a lament able repudiation of the ideals of those from whom the Daughters of the American Revolution proudly claim descent." Sinatra Hits Intolerance In High School Talk G _ _ New York_Frank Sinatra, of radio fame, condemned Facial and religious intolerance in a speech here to several thousand students at Benjamin Franklin high school, October 23. The high school was the scene several weeks ago of disturbances between Negro and white teen-age groups> some students in the school and some boys in the neigh, borhood. Sinatra told the audience not to “go around calling names or indicating your racial preference”. He asked the gtudents to act as ’"neighborhood emigsaries of racial good-will.” At both assemblies he sang, “Aren’t you Glad You’re You?” Sinatra’s appearance was arrang ed by the national office of the NAACP with Dr. Leonard Covello, President of the school. NAACP ASKS CLEMENCY FOR SOLDIER GIVEN 12 YEARS Washington, DC_Petition to clemency was filed October 23 with the Secretary of War by NA ACP attorneys on behalf of Purdie S. Jackson a Negro soldier who had been convicted by general court martial in Nashville Tenn., on Feb ruary 7. 1944 and sentenced to a dig honorable discharge and confine nient for twelve (12) years for as saulting three (3) white civilians with criminal intent. The chargeg grew out of an altercation which occurred in the drug gtore owned by one of the civilians because the Negro soldier sat in a section re served for the exclusive use of white patrons. It was pointed out in the petition that no wrong-doing on Jackson's part was established at the trial; that the white men were actually the aggressors; that Jackson was acting in self defense; that although the wounds which petitioner Jack, son allegedly afflicted were report edly serious, no medical authority was called to tegtify who had at tended game; and that dishonorable discharge and twelve (12) years confinement were highly dispropor tionate to the offenses proved. It was requested that Jackson be immediately restored to duty and gi%’en an opportunity to earn an honorable separation from the ger vice. NAACP’s attorneys for Jack son are Thurgood Marshall and his assistant Robert L. Carter ■ _ I BOSTON BUSINESS MAN PRAISES TROOP CONDUCT Bogton, Mass_Praise for the con duct of Negro troops in Europe was voiced here last week by God frey L. Cabot, Boston businessman and member of the famed New En gland family. In a letter to Walter White, N ACP executive secretary Mr. Ca bot wrote: "I just returned from a trip to I England and France, being almost j wholly in London and Paris be- | tween August 24 and October 1 and ! I am glad to report that, among the many thousands of American troopg which I saw in those two cities and elsewhere, and of which perhaps 5% were colored troops. I neither saw nor heard of any mis conduct. Everywhere the Americ an spirit of good will and courtesy seemed to prevail.” — DETROIT NAACP LEADER AT LONDON VOl'TH MEET New York_Gloster Current, exe cutive gecretary of the Detroit NA ! ACP arrived in England last week I aboard the Queen Mary ag a dele-1 I gate to the World Y’outh Confer ence being held in London October 31 to November 9. The Detroit branch of the NAA I CP ig the largegt in the country I with 24,000 members. From his [ long experience there as th' execu-' tive secretary, Mr. Current is fam iliar with labor and political prob lems, with the policies of America's greatest industrial concerns with housing in a congested urban corn 11.unity. and with problems in edu cation since Detroit hag one of the largest municipal universities in Breaks Record At State Cosmetology Board Exams MR. VOYAL V. WATSON FINE TECHNIQUE SHOWN EXEMPTS HIM FROM OTHER EXAMINATIONS Attention has been turned on the very fine record Mr. Voyal V. Watgon achieved at the State Board of Cosmetology on October 9th and 10th. Mr. Watson was completely finished with his practical work at 1:15; a record never made before in the history of Cosmetology in the State of Nebraska. The President and Secretary of the examining board were so very pleased at Mr. Watson’s fine tech, ique that he was exempted of giv ing a facial, scalp treatment and a manicure.something which has never happened before. In asking Mr. Watson questions, each was so correctly answered the vice-chairman said, "you just know all the answers.” The Governor of the State and also the other members of the State Board, commended Mr. Watson for hig outstanding record and wished him much success. In making such a high rating, Mr. Watson is happy to do some thing for his race which is worth-, while therefore^he has an “A-l” Beauty Shop open at 2511 North 22nd Street.complete and modern in every sense of the word. Yet he believes in giving flowers while one can enjoy their fragranc es and this goes to the credit of the North Side Beauty School of which Mrs. Carrie M. Wilson is the teacher. It proves what a just, honest, efficient and well-trained instructor is able to do. Thanks to Mrs. Wilgon and all concerned. 1 shall try, putting into my shoppe, the principles learned under your instruction. Mr. Watgon has his State license and does a radiantly lovely job with the hair, nails, face and feet. Call for appointments. JA. 7015. Migg Hazel Parker and Mrs. Mar garet Dean are also beauty operat ors in Mr. Watson’s "LAST WORD BEAUTY SALON” the country. He Is thoroughly familiar with the program of the NAACP, having been active in the work from his student days at West Virginia's State College which gives him a background of inform ation on the attitude of American Negro youth. Communist Party Asked To Account For $500,000 Scottsboro Fund New York City_(CNS) Morris Ernst, counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union is asking the Treasury Department to investigate the $500,000 fund the Communist Party collected for the Scottsboro boys. Although the Communists claim ed tax-exemption, expenses could not have exceeded $50,000, he charg ed. Ernst feels that the American public has a right to know as to what has happened to the rest the money, especially if it has been used, “to finance secret under ground organizers operating (for the Communists in the trade union movement.” His statement was made public by Benjamin F. McLaurin, Repub lican and Liberal candidate, who 10 days a£o challenged his opponent, Councilman Ben Davis for an ac - c count of the funds. Davis then i header the Scottsboro legal defense I for the Communists when Carl ! Browder and Robert Minor. then top Communists, approached him when their own defense funds went bankrupt. At their request. Ernst revealed, a united defense fund was organized for the eight boys. It was composed of the YMCA and the Civil Liberties Union, Norman Thomas as well as Negro and church groups of the YWCA. “As far as I know.” said Ernst. I “this wag the firPt and only sucn« provision ever agreed to by the Communists. They only agreed to this because they were bankrupt. For all the moneys the Communists raised up to ‘that time, there never had been an accounting to the pub lic.” A Personal Letter To You... THE VISITING NURSES ASSN. OF OMAHA 606 City Hall JA. f>231 A PERSONAL. LETTER TO YOU Dear Friend; You would have been fascinated as I wag, had you been with me last Monday. I spent the day at the VNA Physical Therapy Center in the University of Nebraska Dis pensary Building. Anj a full day it was! All morning patientg came in for treatment_diathermy, infra red and ultra violet lamp treat ments, electrical stimulation, par affin bath, massage, and exercise. The whirl pool bath intrigue me and I was sorry that it was not to be in operation that day. All the equipment at the center has been provided by the Elks but the ser vice is given by VNA pergonneI. The weekly scheduled is a full one. It is outlined briefly for you in the box to the right of the page. If the morning had been busy, it suffered by comparison with the afternoon. The children came, some brought by their parents, oth ers by a volunteer driver who calls for them at their homes and re turns them after the treatments. The Kenny pack was given to all polio patients. The packs, cut to size are taken from boiling water, spun drip dry by centrifugal force, and applied to leg, shoulder, hip — any part to be treated—and wrap ped in wool. Each child is given four packs. After that came the exercige, and I saw pain and fun all mixed up. It was with conflicting emotions that I watched smlla knuckles turn white teeth clench, little faces come up red_but with a grin, a real grin. They can take It, those kids. It hurts_you can see that in their eyes_but there is no fear there. And they are ready for more of the strenuous routine that is helping them regain the proper use of muscles weakened by nerve; injury, or in guarding against bad WEEKLY SCHEDULE at PHYSICAL THERAPY' CENTER MONDAY i a. m. Treatments_Adults p. m. Polio. TUESDAY a. m. Scoliosis p. m. Treatments WEDNESDAY a. m. City Hall Consultation p. m. Polio THURSDAY a. m. Crippled Children's Clinic p. m. Treatments FRIDAY a. m. Scoliosis p. m. Polio SATURDAY a. m. Treatments posture habits_even making it possible for many to discard the braces. The orthopedic and physic al therapy specialists on duty were probably the two busiest people in Omaha. It was hard work. But it is worthwhile work. As I watched I thought of the many people who, like you make all this possible through your contributions to the Community Chest. You know of course, that the VNA is a Red Feather Agency. MRS. HARRY S. BYRNE, Pres. Uutherans Seek More Attendance at Services The Lutheran Church, 30th and Corby Streets, W. C. Ollenburg, Temporary Pastor, will hold Divine service again next Sunday at this fine church, beginning at 10 o’clock 21 were present last Sunday at the first service but we are sure that more will be present as time goes on. The Bible is the source-book of all our teachings. It contains all Christian knowledge and that nec essary for life. The Bible is the* Confesses To Rape Crime An 18 year old youth last SaturJ day confessed his participation in the rape of a 20 year old woman and in robbing her and a cab driver the night of October 24, Police In spector Fred Franks said Wednes Word of God. It ig the "Book of Books". It is God’s final revela tion to man. Come to the service and hear more about it. You and your friends are invited. Negro School, Founded with 3 Pupils, $1.65 Cash Now Big Institution STORY OF PINEY' WOODS' GROWTH TOLD IN READER'S DIGEST How the Piney Woods Country Life School, launched “on a pine stump" near Jackson, Mississippi in 1909, with three illiterate pupilb and $1.55 ir igh a-.- grown to a 1250.000 plant, with 1709 acres of well-tended lan,} an,} 440 pupils from 15 states, is related in Nelson Antrim Crawford’s article in The Reader’s Digest for November con denied from The Rotarip.n. Founded by Laurence Clifton Jon es, Missouri-born, northern edu cated Negro who tum>! his back on gold jobs and «_•; • lf-irc i‘>lH liv ing to lo-'iig practical education an"* opportunity to menibers of his race," the Piney Wood? institution has sent out to rura! communities tN usandg of trained farmers and mechanics and hundreds of com pe’ent teachers, the author gays. Today 30 teachers, mostly Negro, efftr first-class vocational training in a long list of trades. Through the extension department of the school which reaches 15,000 Negro es annually, and the influence of its graduates three f >urths of the colored farmers in two adjacent counties noyv own land, the article says. Graduated from the University of Iowa in 1907, Lauresce Jones went to the deep south, “where lie ha,j never been before”, worked ag a farm hand an,} porter and event ually started tea"hing his three il literate boy pupils. Although the author cites instances of the school receiving early assistance, he mal - es clear that the institution’s suc cess is attributable chiefly to its own efforts. "The school has five * handsome brick buildings and twen ty frame structures,” he notes. “Students made the brick, cut the lumber and put up the buildings.” Omaha Progressive League Urges President Truman To Begin Series of Radio Talks President Truman was urged last week by the Omaha Progress i ive League to begin a series of weekly radio talks to secure public support for his program. The OPL at its regular bi-month ly meeting adopted a resolution calling upon the President to go to the people for support that it al leged Congress was not giving him. It attributed the lack of Cong res? ional support to the coalition n! . Republicans and Southern Penm. cratj which blocked legislation ad vanced by the late President Roose velt in the last years of his term in I office. Truman was urged to begin a series of weekly 15 minute radio talks at a regularly scheduled e\. i ening time, giving his views on cur rent legislation. Pointing out thai I the President hag been on the radic twite this week and will be on a gain Tuesday, this time to present the Administration's position ot the current wage8.prices-prof its controversy. OPL President David i B. Bleicher said that the local or ganization hoped President Truman would keep it up. Bleicher said that President Roosevelt through j his fireside chats maintained con ' tinual personal communication with every American citizen. At the same meeting the OPL wired Senator Wherry of Nebraska urging support of OPA Administra tor Chester Bowles in his efforts to maintain ceiling prices on domes and to extend price control beyond June 31, 1946. It warned that fail ure to support OPA would result it: runaway inflation anj said that "workers, farmers and all other consumers want to see the price line held.” TURKEYS ARE BACK-BUT??? --—-— i Although turkeys will be more plentiful this year, farmers are urg ing consumers to buy their Thanks giving turkeys parly. Working with a minimum of hired hands, poultry farmers are killing the tur keys as they become fattened and , shipping them to market, rather 1 than waiting unt'l the week before Thanksgiving. Alert housewives j like Mrs. G. L. Lawrence are not taking any chances- Selecting her turkey weeks in advance, Mrs. Law rence has her gobbler wrapped in waxed paper and placed in a quick j freeze unit where it will keep fresh and tasty until used. To Subscribe for Omaha’s Greater Negro Weekly CALL HA-0800 day. He was immediately bound to District Court under $17,500 bond after preliminary hearing In Mun icipal Court on two charges of rob bery and rape. Inspector Franks identified him as Thomas Carr Brown, native of Texas with a 4th grade education. Mr. Franks said the other suspect in the case has been identified but has not been arrested. •'It's an iron-clad eage," the in spector asserted. “Our men de serve a great deal of credit.” IDENTIFIED HY WOMAN A chance arrest broke the case he said. The entire detective squad was aligned to it. Detective Sgts. R- W. Green and C. Wilson stopped the youth Friday night near 26th and Q Streets. He had a revolver in his sleeve. Misc Clara Smith of Decatur. 111. who is Maying here with a girl friend, .drntified him as one of the two men who assaulted her in So. Omaha. She gaid the revolver was used to threaten her and the driver of the cab in whuli ghe was a pass enger. The driver, J. E. SwinarsUi was robbed of $52 and a wrist watch. She said they took $8 from her after the attack. Young Brown tcld the inspector he has been living with relatives He said he came here from hi3 home at Caldwell. Texas several weeks ago. He served a year at lTuntg\i>le, Texas reformatory for robbery, war released in July. TWO TO GET REWARD Inspector clanks said Detective.* Wilgon and Green probably will re ceive the three hundred-dollar re waid offered for capture of persons robbing cab drivers. Omaha cab companies set up a schedule of a *vards three weeks ago. Miss Smith asks 50 thousand dol larg damages from the Yellow Cab Company in a suit filed T'Dsuav in District Court. She alleges that negligence on the part of the cab driver resulted in the attack in which she wag a passenger resulted in her rape by two men on the night of October 24. Miss Smith states she entered the cab at 16th an<j Jackson streets, but that the driver, instead of tak ing her to her destination first took another passenger into the cab and livered him to 24th and Charles ? Discuss Appointment of Guardians for Incompet ent Negro Vets Washington, DC_After a con ference October 25* with represent atives of the National Negro Pub lishers’ Association, the NAACP and leading figures of the National Medical Association, General Paul H. Hawley, assistant surgeon-gen eral and chief of gtaff of the hos pital division of the Veterans' Ad ministration, promiged that he would personally visit "non-segre gated institutions of the Veterans Administration and proceed as rap idly as circumstances permitted to Integrate Negroes into these insti tutions." At the conference which General Hawley held here were Dr. K. 1. Robinson, president of the National Medical Association of Los Angeles; Mrs. Mabel K Staupers, National Association of Negro Graudato Nurses; Carl Murphy, Louis Laut ier and Roy Garvin of the Negro Publishers’ Association; Dr. A. C. Torrence. Opclausas, La.; Dr. L. H. B. Foote. Tallahasgee, Fla. Dr. Mon tague Cobb and Dr. Charles Prud homme of Howard University; Jesse Dedmon, Jr,, and Walter White of the NAACP. General Hawley, obviously im pressed by the united opposition to segregated facilities in the Veter ans’ Administration, promised that he would make a “personal visit to non-segregated facilities and would proceed as rapidly as circumstanc es permitted" to Integrate Negroes in non-segregated institutions. Among the topics discussed in the one-hour conference was the ap pointment of guardians for incom petent Negro veterans. streets. ORDERED FROM CAB On the way back, she alleges, the driver picked up the two men at 24th and Cuming streets and In stead of taking her to her destina tion started with the new passen gers for South Omaha. At 16th and Jefferson streets, Miss Smith asserts. the men ordered her and the driver from the cab at the point of a gun. Both attacked her and one of them again inside the cab, she alleges. As a result, Miss Smith asserts she has suffered great mental and physical shock, and permanent phys ical injuries. i 2nd sell 500,000 At*. 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