The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, November 03, 1945, Page 2, Image 2
THE HEART’S DESIRE .. I By Ruth Taylor “Freedom is the right to seek one’s heart’s de sire—and to let the other man hunt for his.” Doesn't this thought express the ideals and dreams of all of us? We are all seekers after our heart’s desire, that vision that is our guiding star, leading us through discouragement, heartache and despair toward a shining goal at the rainbow’s end. “The right to seek”—freedom to move about, to be no man’s slave and no man’s master, but free to search for those things which we want, a home, eco nomic security, a job in which we can serve others because we wish to serve. That is a right forever laid down to us in the Constitution. That is a right we will never abrogate, though we may volun tarily lay it aside in times of common danger. “Our heart’s desire”—the goal of happiness which is common to all of us—no matter how we may express it. Our heart’s desire is for the bet terment of ourselves and of those we hold dear. It may be sacrifice that is our heart’s desire—the priests who went to minister unto the lepers were so motivated; it may be the building of a home that is our heart’s desire—the conquering of the wilder ness was the fruit of this wish; it may be greater benefits for our children—our free schools, our great universities, our high spirited teachers arc , the fulfillment of that dream. Our heart’s desire is not the same for any of us—but it is OURS, cre ated out of our needs, our hope and our faith—not by the will of another man. “To let the other man hunt for his”—we cannot keep freedom to ourselves. Freedom is never a lonely thing, a right of one man for himself alone. Special privilege is license not liberty. Freedom i by its very nature is universal. We must never J forget that the master is slave as well as the man; the jailer as well as the captive. Our homes are ! safe as we respect our neighbor’s borne. Our children grow in strength and learn wisdom as we make these opportunities free to all children. We go freely to worship as we allow our neighbor the same privilege. No church, regardless of denomin ation, is safer than its neighboring cathedral, church or synagogue. Freedom is based on the self-res pect of man, and on his corresponding respect for his neighbor as a man. “Freedom is the right to seek one’s heart’s desire —and to let the other man hunt for his.” OVERTONES _(BY AL IIENINGBURG)_ DETROIT MEANS BUSINESS: Even a one-eyed man going to Detroit these days quickly sees that the people of the Motor City mean business, as witness these items casually collected one day last week: The Booker T. Washington Trade Association, which has never missed a weekly meeting during the fourteen years of its life, other than on holidays The most beautiful Urban League and the most attractive Tuskegee Club headquarters in the U. S. A. (And that statement includes both New York City and Tuskgee Institute in Alabama.) A dry-cleaning establishment headed by a woman whose beauty and charm are such that even the one suit-Willies are twice-a-week customers. A motor sales agency (Studebaker) employing seventy-five persons in sales and repair work when the assembly lines are running. A young man and his wife smart enough to go out and find Christmas trees where they are but not wanted, to bring them where everybody wants one, and to tuck away a very neat profit on the deal. A man-wife combination operating a good news paper, and by their own life giving the entire region new faith in the institution of marriage, and con vincing proof that people ARE human beings. And more businesses actually owned by Negroes than any other city in the country. These folks mean business. They are not softies. They know how to work together, and they also know how to fight together if necessary. DEMOCRATIC DISCUSSION: Dr. Van Mook, Dutch representative in Java, sees ‘‘no basis for democratic discussions” on the island. The trouble with the Doctor and many other millions of Europeans is that they cannot un derstand why the people of Java want to manage their own affairs. Following the usual imperialist technique, the Dutch insist that Javanese leaders are rabble rousers and rebels with no real following On that basis, one George Washington in the ear ly days was no mdre and no less than a rebel. He was fired with the spirit of independence, and most [ The Omaha Guide \ l A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER ^ i Published Every Saturday at 2420 Grant Street OMAHA, NEBRASKA—PHONE HA- 0800 Entered as Second Class Matter March 15. 1927 at the Post Office at Omaha, Nebraska, under i Act of Congress of Mardi 3, 1879. C‘ C. Gallcvuiy,.... Publisher and Acting Editor All News Copy of Churches and all organiz ations must be in our office not later than 1:00 p. m. Monday for current issue. All Advertising Copy on Paid Articles, not later than Wednesday noon, proceeding date of issue, to insure public ation. SUBSCRIPTION RATE IN OMAHA | SIX MONTHS . $1.751 THREE MONTHS . $1.25 I SUBSCRIPTION RATE OUT OP TOWN ONE YEAR . $3.50 SIX MONTHS . $2 00 I National Advertising Representatives— ; INTERSTATE UNITED NEWSPAPERS, Inc I 545 Fifth Avenue, New York City, Phone- — ' MUrray Hill 2-5452, Ray Peck, Manager Editorial: "The Crushing Monster Is Active Again!” WASHINGTON R. F. D. Washington, D. C.—Food for Europe isn't just a matter of supplies or of shipping, but of money. That must come eventually from an economy-mind ed Congress with which the President is having dif ficulties. This explains why the civic groups who appealed to Truman for larger food shipments to a vert European chaos got fair words, little action, and are now concentrating on Congress. United States emphasis on the dollar in interna tional affairs is building ill will abroad, and a dollar isoationism at home. It’s a repetition of the dollar mindedness that marked American isolationism af ter World War I, and paved the way for depression and World War II. Our niggardly food policy is resented abroad, where practically every observer erports danger of famine and upheaval this winter. Doutli in Africa, Australia and parts of Europe have dried up those of the folks on this side hoped he was right. But he had to fight so-called (now) Americans as well as the British, and at times it was hard to tell which was the more dangerous. The Dutch know, and the fascists in America know, that the principle of di vide and conquer brings good returns. Get the op position to fighting among themselves, then kill off both factions when they are too weak to resist. One of the best current signs among Negroes is that we are learning to stop fighting each other. But the big lesson on that score is still unlearned. Don't waste your ammunition on the other black man because his methods differ from yours. It is stupid to bicker with your neighbor, when the fel low across town is planning to blast you and your neighbor to the high heavens. EBONY ARRIVES: Many Negroes who try to get away from the ; term “black” or anything connected with.it won’t like “EBONY”, new picture magazine now on the j stands. But even these will like the variety of sub jects, the excellent photography, and the balanced composition of the new publication. Tlie enter prising editor of the Negro Digest have hit the jack pot again. WHAT MAKES.? Find parents assume that the world wants to know what their Jimmy said this morning—in the cutest way? The Bostonian by recent escape from Mississippi feel that “dash” is spelled “dosh”? Strange men and women who look very formal when they sit next each other on over-night roaches look so cozy the next morning? Women, who wear skirts too short and too tight to cover the subject spend so much time trying to , do what can’t be done? The halitosis special take the vacant seat next to me, when every one can see that I’m too weak to | fight back? food sources, leaving the 1 hope of war-torn countries ing lifted here in spite of ments are small in relatior This United States food tactless ending of Lend Le ing Congressional attitude idly losing us the good-wi] A Congressman recently is shot through and throu counrse, UNRRA is an in which happens to have he ton and an American head screen for cutting full world cooperative relief p] This money-first foreign time when the balance of y from the White House to are related, for Administr ing more and more limite< short-sighted Congress is ^ Truman’s policy of eooj has brought hi mto the sai lawmakers that FDR read The President seems surp: that his old Congressional down. it's doubtful that Trum; parts of his program throi ing or withholding of pati trump cards of any Presid gress. President Truman of them. Instead he has 1 Democratic chairmn to fin tional program each will such tactics he’ll come ou down to the lowest commc hack intelligence. Much of the President’s fact that his Adininistratic peace. This has led to th fast in a desperate gambl would make up for lack < Meantime, Congress dallio items on which action has The President is almost jobless pay bill, and the fu the Senate only in ema: Barkley described the mea these words: “It now guai work the right to seek a jo other words, if it is convex to help him, it will do so.” A House group of 115 R leadership of Congressman getting ready to make a fij ure. The President backs Of price control, but OWMR’ hot anil cold on it. He an of restrictions on building gday, November 3, 1945 I QU<uitj> I OF THE WEEK “He looked surprised!”— 1VAC Pvt. Betty Rising, of Mid dletown, Conn., who impulsively kissed Gen. Eisenhower on his 55 th, birthday. j - X “That will make it easier to keep awake.” — New Supreme Court Justice Burton, picking out hard-bottom chair. “Is this what I fought and got wounded for?”—Ex-Pvt. D. C. Stradella, combat veteran, whose business in New York is picketed by union. “The luxuries of the Govern ment come from the bread of the people.” — Congressman Joseph Martin (Mass.), demanding re duced Federal spending. “Despite every attack upon it, the American people still believe in our system of free enterprise.” —Rev. Norman Vincent Peale, D.D. “Be brave for your lawyers, and for history.”—Pierre LavaVs lawyer's last words to him before he was shot. Patterson Sworn In Secretary of War Robert P. Pat orson, aa he took oath of office to head peacetime war department. Jnited States ^ the chief i. Food rationing is be~ the fact that U. S. ship i to our abundance, policy, the abrupt and ase, and the dollar-pinch toward UNRRA is rap 1 of Allied countries. • charged that UNRRA gh with foreigners! Of ternational organization adquarters in Washing . The charge was only a appropriations for this •ograni. policy shows up at a olitical power has shifted Capitol Hill. The two ation policies are beconi- \ l by what a dominantly ^ billing to do. •crating with Congress ne loggerheads with the led by a different route, used, hurt and baffled pals should have let him m will get all the key gh Congress. The grant onage are always the ent in battles with Con has so far not made use •een polling the State I what points in his na endorse. If he sticks to t with a program cut n denominator of party trouble stems from the n was unprepared for rowing off controls too e that negative action >f a positive program, s over all the important been requested, hopelessly licked on his II employment lull got by undated form. Senator sure as finally passed in •antees everybody out of l>. if he can find one. In lieiit for the Government spresentatives, under the Patman and Outland. is »*ht for the original meas A’s Chester Bowles’ on 3 John W. Snyder blows proved WPB’s removal materials, which will en courage construction of $8,000 and over houses, more profitable to contractors, . but beyond the reach of half the people. He was also ready to take price ceilings off building materials, until Truman bucked him up. Bowles won his point, but there was a jittery week in which the outcome was un certain. The Worldj Abroad NEW 10RK, N. Y.—A survey of the world a broad this week gives a picture of mounting ten sions and difficulties. The peoples of Southeastern Asia are stirring with revolt against the re-establishment of Colonial rule by the Western-European nations. The Brit ish are making little or no progress in solving the Indian problem. The peoples of Indo-China are openly resisting a return to French domination. An deven in the tranquil Dutch East Indies strong independence mo\ ements have arisen to resist con tinued Dutch rule or even inclusion in a new Dutch Commonwealth. In the Argntine, the Fascist Government of Far rell and Peron has re-imposed a state of siege and resorted to mass arrests in order to suppress the riing tide of democratic discontent. In Germany, General Eisenhower was compelled to relieve General Patton of his command in order to enforce a more determined plan of denazification in the zone of American occupation. At London, the first session of the Council of Foreign Ministers ended, as forecast last week, in dismal failure. The Ministers were not even able to agree upon a joint communique; each issued his own statement to the press. Chief cause of the failure is to be found in the ambiquity o fthe arrangements made by the Pig Three at Potsdam and in the lack of adequate prep aration for the Conference. When the Big Three created the Council they de termined that it should consist of five permanent members—the foreign ministers of the United States, Britain, the Soviet Union, France and China They announced further that in the discussion of peace treaties with Italy and the Axis Satellites, those additional countries should be invited whose vital interests were affected. On the other hand, the Big Three also declared that only those countries should participate in peace treaty discussions which had participated in armis tics talks and surrender. ( When the Council of Foreign Ministers met on September 11, it voted unanimously to have the Big Five participate in the discussion of all the peace treaties. In addition Italy and Yugoslavia were invited to attend the Italian discussions, and, upon the urgent demand of Foreign Minister Evatt of Australia, the British Dominions were likewise in vited, since they hal helped in bringing about the de -feat of Italy. The same reasoning could have ap plied to Poland and Brazil, since Polish and Brazil ian troops also fought in Italy. The Russian dele gation did try to have Poland invited, but nobody seems to have thought of Brazil. More curious still Greece, which had heroically resisted the Italian on slaught in 1940, was not invited to participate. When it came to the treaties with Bulgaria and Rumania, the Soviet Union moved to exclude France and China on the rgounds that they had not contributed to the defeat of these nations and had no vital interest in the peace treaties. France pro tested energetically, and out of the ensuing debate came the final Russian demand upon which the Con ference foundered. This demand was that the Council should rescind its unanimous vote of September 11, by which the Big Five were to sit in on all treaty discussions, and expunge it from the record. Britain, France, China and the United States presented a united front against this demand. The resulting dead lock remained unbroken. Undoubtedly there are reasons for what seems an unreasonable attitude on the part of the Soviet delegation. One of these reasons, as pointed out last week, may be the exclusion of the Soviet Union fro mthe secrets of the atomic bomb. Another rea son may be Soviet fear of British imperialism. And a third reason may be Soviet apprehension over a possible “soft” treatment of Japan by the United States. These “reasons” would not, even if correct, justi fy the Soviet demand to revert to Big Three power politics. But they might explain the demand. In any case, the Big Three themselves have by their ambiguity at Potsdam and their lack of prep aration since Potsdam, wrecked their own handi work. It now seems doubtful whether the Council of Foreign Ministers, which was at best a make shift, can survive as the chief peace-making instru ment. If the result of the failure at London is the creation of more democratic machinery and more careful preparation for the next attempt, that fail ure may yet turn out to be a blessing. Another lesson which may be learned as the re sult of the London fiasco is the danger of conduct ing peace negotiations in secrecy. It was the Rus sian delegation which insisted most strongly upon secrecv, but here again this insistence must be judg ed in the context of twenty-fives of isolation. The Soviet Union has not yet learned to trust its neigh bors. any more than we have learned fully to trust the Soviet Union. Mutual confidence is more like ly to result from “open convenants openly arrived at” among all the nations, than from secert negoti ations among the Big Three.