The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, February 16, 1946, Page 8, Image 8

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    New York Show Fronts... By Don De Leighbur
New York—Broadway is funny
You can capture Hitler, hang him
to a tree, cut off his ears and fry
o them, but unless it is done between
42nd Street and 57th, Sixth and
Eighth Avenues, it rarely means
a thing. That’s New York. It must
be official when New York says
OK- That’s why most songs writ
ten In California, where are loca
ted the Hollywood movie studios,
recording companies, etc., must
travel all the way across the con
tinent to get New York approval
Oefore they can be acclaimed as
true hits. The same thing follows
in other lines. Most novelists, wri
ters and musicians have New York
addresses, even if they don’t rive
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w Thanks Neighbor...! ”
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Remember that zero morning when the fellow
next door gave you a push that started ' Old Betsy”
. . . and got you off to work on time?
Appreciated it, didn’t you? And you’ll gladly re
turn the favor anytime he needs a nudge.
Well, that same kind of neighborliness helps a lot
in getting the most value out of party line tele
phone service. Everyone on the line appreciates the
thoughtfulness of short calls . . . allowing time
between them for others to use their phone . . .
replacing the receiver softly when the line is in use.
Yes, the simple business of being a good neighbor
usually means you’ll have good neighbors.
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there, and although Joe Louis won
the heavyweight championship at
Comiskey Park, Chicago, he had
to come to New York to show be
fore he was accepted as the real
ehamp of the heavies.
That ig why the rave notices our
artists get in other sections of the
country can be tossed out of the
window if they can be supplanted
by praise from New York critics.
It is really something the way this
crazy world of our operates. Take
the case of portly June Richmond.
Most swing and jazz fans remem
ber her long years with Andy
Kirk’s swell orchestra. June was
big office bait with Kirk and when
she left that band to go as a single
she remained a top gate attract
ion. But not until she got on our
Broadway did her star really be
gin to ascend. In the musical com
edy smash hit, “Are You With It”
at the Century Theatre here, she
is now considered one of the sing
ing finds of the theatrical season
And yet, Miss Richmond’s dyna
fnic personality and amazing vocal
qualities long have been admired
by night club patrons and vaude
ville and radio show goers all over
the country.
Born in Chicago, June was sing,
ing operatic selections to packed
houses when she was 12 years old
Three years later she was seen
around in certain night spots as
a waitress, and finally got set in
a legit show called ‘Harlem to
Broadway’ which played movie
houses in Cleveland, Toledo, In
dianapolis and other mid-western
cities. Her singing in those days
of the ‘‘St. Louis Blues” stamped
her as potential star material.
Tragedy interwove its way into
the fabric of June Richmond’s
sweep to the top- She was mar
ried to Jeff Thompson, a dancer,
who had established his own big
lounge bar in Milwaukee. After
three years of married life, Jeff
was shot to death by local hood
lums in Milwaukee as a result or
mistaken identity.
June then worked her way to
California and the Cotton Club
where Bing Crosby and Jimmy
Dorsey were so impressed by her
voice and style that they put her
on their radio program. She then
sang with Jimmy Dorsey’s band,
with Cab Calloway, Andy Kirk,
and others. In 1944 Norman Cor
win recruited her talents for a ser
ies of radio broadcasts in which
she was sensational. Weighing a
cool 220, June rates rave notices
for her’work in ‘‘Are You With
It?” As the staid old NY Times
said, "June Richmond stops the
show with two songs, ‘Poor Littlo
Me,’ and ‘Just Beyond the Rain
bow”.
Speaking further of the way
New York thinks of performers,
acts, etc., the experiences of June
Richmond are more or less mir
rored by these such persons as
Pearl Bailey, Lena Horne, Arthur
Lee Simpkins, Mary Lou Williams,
Lional Hampton, Duke Ellington,
Bill Bailey, the one-time great
team of Chilton and Thomas, the
Mills Bros, the Ink Spots, Lucky
Millinder, and many others. They
all had to come here to be made
really great in the eyes of the old
world.
SCHOMBURY COLLECTION TO
ANNOUNCE HONOR ROLL OF
PERSONS CONTRIBUTING TO
RACE RELATIONS
Dr. Lawrence D. Reddick, cura
tor of the Schombary Collection
of Negro Literature of the New
York Public Library, names 12
Negroes and six white persons to
the Honor Roll of Race Relations
of 1945. during Columbias net
work’s “Wings Over Jordan” pro
gram Sunday, Feb. 10 (WABC
CBS, 10:30—11:00 AM, EST. from
Tuskegee Institute Chapel, Ala.)
The Tuskegee Institute Choir, un
der Wm. L. Dawson’s direction,
offers a group of folk, songs and
spirituals
Each year a nation wide poll is
conducted by the Schombury
rollection, to determine the 18 per (
sons who have distinquished them
selves in race relationship, con
tributing towards national unity
[in terms of real democracy. The
citations are made in connection
with Negro History Week starting
Feb. 10.
BRITISH WAR BRIDES, BABIES
New York, Soundphoto—Here
are some of the 626 British war
brides and babies as they descen
ded the stairway of the SS Argen
tina, to have breakfast before lea
ving the vessel to be reunited with
their husbands and fathers.
PREJUDICE COVE* EnOM
SAYS VIENNESE
SINGER.
By Verna Arvey, Calvin’s News
That racial prejudice is born of
fear, and that that fear is usually
economic, are the firm beliefs of
lovely young Herta Glaz, Viennese
contralto from the Metropolitan
Opera Company who will intro
duce a new group of art-songs by
William Grant Still in her town
Hall recital in New York City on
February 10th. To support this
view, Miss Glaz cites the conver
sation she had wTith two of her
acquaintances, who were lament
ing the fact that it was so hard
to find a school for their children
to attend. Miss Glaz pointed out
to an imposing edifice across the
street, and asked if that were a
school. The two parents admitted
that it was indeed a school but
not suitable for their children any
longer, because it had such a large
percentage of ‘niggers and kikes’
in it. Miss Glaz was shocked at
the revelation, and began to argue
with them about the advisability
of having tolerance in racial mat
ters. She stayed at their home un
til four o’clock in the morning,
arguing, urging, and getting no
where. At that point, the man
admitted that he knew there were
many gifted Negroes and Jews in
the world, but added “If we give
these gifted people a chance to
get ahead, what will happen to
our own children ?” Miss Glaz
then said that that was indeed
the crux of the whole argument:
fear, and a selfishness and greed
for themselves or their own.
Carrying the matter on, Miss
Glaz deeply deplored the attitude
of reactionary people who try,
against all odds, to keep preju
dice alive. She declared that race
prejudice in Europe was one of
Hitler's devilish inventions, and
reiterated what this writer had
heard before from other Europ
eans, that nowhere today in Eu
rope, even under Hitler, had snc
found the race puejudice that is
in America against certain min
ority groups. Miss Glaz was edu
cated in Vienna (studying in the
same class as Eric Leinsdorf, now
the renowned conductor of the
Cleveland Orchestra) and came to
America w-hen Otto Klemperer
was conducting the Los Angeles
Philharmonic Orchestra. The Dr
Klemperer heard her sing when
she was a little girl in Vienna,
asked her if she would like to sin^
in Am; rica. S n said \ rs end •
■—'■IT—
Again, the words of Horace Greeley ring true:
GO WEST, YOUNG MAN, GO WEST!
• Not even in the promising days of Horace Greeley did the
West have as much to offer young men, young industry and
old industry imbued with the spirit of youth. For make no mis
take, the West of today is not the West of yesterday. It still is,
and always will be, an empire of vast agricultural and mineral
resources and production. But it is acquiring a new role
that of an industrial empire.
During the past few wartime years, scores of industries have
built, equipped or manned new plants throughout the West.
Like the early settlers of Horace Greeley’s days, they have
liked what the West has to offer—its vast natural resources, its
accessibility, its transportation, its friendliness, the alert spirit
of its towns and cities, the eagerness of its people to work and
go places. These are the things which have wrought industrial
miracles in the West during crucial wartime. They will stand
industry in equally good stead in the peaceful years ahead. That
is why the West offers a real opportunity to expanding indus
try in the postwar period.
' Transportation has played a vital part in every stage of
the West's dramatic development. In help
ing to provide that transportation, the
Burlington has worked and grown with
the West for more than ninety years. More
over, to its Industrial Department has gone
the important full-time job of stimulating
Western industrial activity.
We look forward, with eagerness, to a
future of vastly more hand-in-hand work
and growth.
L AN ESSENTIAL LINK IN IMMCONtSePI^
3 1 ;
ANKIVERJARy
80V SCOUTS
AMERICA •
thought no more of it. Some tirr <
later he wired her to come ahead.'
She came straight to Los Ange
les to sing a major work by com
poser Gustave Mahler under the
direction of Klemper. Since then
she has been soloist with almost
every large symphony orchestra,
in the United States, and has sung
many roles at the Metropolitan
Opera House in New York.
An interesting sidelight on Miss
Glaz's coming to America was
that certain people told her she
could no* sing the same songs for
the American public that she did
for European audiences. She paid
no attention to this verdict, be
lieving that audiences everywhere
would appreciate good music. With
that in mind, she pimply sang
what she considered good music,
and they loved it. Now she be
lieves that audiences are about
the same the world over; all of
them respond to worthwhile mu
sic.
When was she asked whether
she would sing Negro spirituals,
Miss Glaz replied that she would
in Europe, where they regard the
Spirituals as typical American
folk music, but that she would he'
4X-.
sitate to s*ng them in America be
cause she feared that she would
be criticized because of her Vi
ennese accent. On the contrary
she was delighted with the pro
spect of singing the new gipup
of art_songs by the Negro com
poser, William Grant Still, in New
York, and still more delighted
when she learned that these five
songs, called collectively “Songs
of Separation” were all set to the
words; the second, “Poeme”, is
set to the words of the gifted Ha
itian poet, Phipippe—Thoby Mar
celin and is in French; the third,
“Parted”, is on a short humorous
poem by Paul Lawrence Dunbar; ■
the fourth, “If You Should Go”,
i3 one of the finest poems ever
written by the late Countee Cul-1
len and the fifth, "A Black Pier- !
ret”, is set to set to a stirring
poem by Langston Hughes. Other
composers on Miss Glaz’s Town
Hall program are Benedette Mar
cella, Alessandro Scarlatti, Clau
dia Monteverde, Giovanni Legren •
zi, Mozart, Schubert, Alban Berg,
and Medeste Moussorgsky. On
January 23rd Miss Glaz brought
this program to Wesleyan Uni
versity in Delaware, Ohio.
STAMFORD CITIZENS IN
PROTEST OVER UNO SITE
Stamford, Conn. Soundphoto_
They don't want the honor of the
housing of the UNO- Seven hun
dred residents of the town of
Stamford jammed the Willard
School there to take part in town
meeting which voted in protest of
UNO site committee selection of
area encompassing their home as
permanent site for United Nations
meetings were held in neighboring
towns in Greenwich and Westche
ster area, picked out by UNO site
selection committee as first choice
for permanent site
Behind the Play
BY DON DELEIGHBUR
RUMOR MONGERS TRc TO
HINT TREACHERY AGAINST
JOE LOUIS IN BOUT WITH
CONN IN JUNE
New York—From many sides
you hear ruraors and rumors of
rumors about the coming June iy
heavyweight chanmpionship fight
Joe Louis will make against BilK
Conn. The rumors range from the
ridiculous to the sublime, but all
bespeak of treachery, the gloved
hand striking in fhe dark, and are
mostly grim forebodings for the
well being of the best loved Negro
in the land.
Most of the rumors agree that
Louis will be stripped in some
manner yet to be exposed of his
heavyweight championship. This
is supposed to take place in full
view of the 90 or 100,000 fans who
will pack the Yankee Stadium the
night of the contest; it is supposed
to happen as millions listen in on
the radio or see the fight in tele
vision sets. The champ, the3e ru
mors contend, is due for the clea
ners.
Louis, himself, hasn’t done any
thing lately to give hope that he
knows what the score is. His cri
tics holler loud and long that in
stead of running the country ap
pearing with Luis Russell’s swing
orchestra and jiving with Ralph
Cooper, the personable Harlem
Emcee, the heavyweight champion
should be in the solitude of his
bedroom reading somthing of a
religioua nature, pr&ying thrice
daily and running around parks
and street comers in his snea
kes at 4 o’clock every morning.
These bleacher bugs, whose
second guesses are widely know
for accuracy, seem to think that
Billy Conn has suddenly blossom
ed into some awesome creature
out of the dim, historic past
The Pittsburgh Irishman who
weighed around 175 for his first
ill-fated attempt to lift the heavy
weight diadem from the curly
locks of Sir Louis, is now being
built into some scourge, some
dread avenger who might come
into the ring the night of June
19 weighing a corn 300 and with
a seven foot pull in height to boot.
In addition, Conn, these critics
sho wby inference, is being given
the advantage of some secret ad
vice from some unknown savant
of boxing, an how to fell the play
ful, happy go lucky Joe Louis who
won’t listen to anybody.
All this adds up to one thing:
The night of June 19 will find Joe
Louis as ready as he was the same
nights he took on Baer, Camera,
Galento, Braddock, Pastor, Uzcu
din, Simon and Schmeling. Those
who are trying to revive fears
that Louis may be doped as cer
tain sports writers tried to make
out he was in the first Schmeling
fight, are demanding that he sur
round himself with an all-Negro
managerical setup as in the days
of the Julian Black-Johnny Rox
borough combination and when
Jack Blackburn was in his corner.
They would substitute Manny
Seaman, his w'hite trainer, with
any of six dozen assorted colored
trainers who they believe would
best look out for the unprotected
champion.
They seem to forget that Sea
man, with Louis for 10 years, is
I a protege, in a manner of speak
ing, of the late Blackburn and is
as much for Louis by inclination
and in fact as any person who
might be selected as a replace
ment—if Louis were foolish and
did replace him. If Louis got beat
by Schmeling in the first fight as
he did with Roxborough, Black,
Blackburn and others around him.
what’s to prevent the same thing
happening today? But it won’t
happen that way. Louis will be
okay. Bet on that!
Freddie Guinyard, Louis’ buddy
and secretary, told me the other
night: “Let the cfiamp alone- He’s
playing now. When he goes to the
camp March 1, he’ll stop every
thing except getting ready to beat
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MR. WILSON Q. WELCH Jr.
ADDED TO STAFF OF
FISK U. RELIGION DEPT.
Nashville, Tennessee, Feb.
9—Fisk University announc
es the addition fo Mr. Wilson
Q. Welch, Jr., to its Depart
ment of Religion. Mr. Welch
assumed his new duties on
February 5th as Assistant
Professor of Rural Church §
Life.
, A native of South Caro
lina Mr. Welch received his
A B degree from Livingstone
College, Salisbury, North Car
olina, B D degree Union
Theological Seminary, New Hr. M uson (J. »> elch Jr.
York City and has completed
most of the requirements for the Ph D degree at Drew
University, Madison, New Jersey.
Mr. Welch has been active in civic affairs, pastured a
mission, directed a YMCA and organized and directed pro
jects for the welfare of the under privileged and unemploy
ed groups in White Plains, New York.
His scholastic background and wide experience make
him exceptionally qualified for those activities of religious
life and high standards of living which Fisk University
seeks to instill in her students.
hell out of Conn again. He’s had
his fun between fights ever since
e started He’s entitled to it.When ’
he gets into training—that’s a
different matter and he concen
trates 100 per cent on the busin
ess of p^t^ng into shaon. He’l
come in at the ring time weighing
about 203 or 205 his best fighting
weight.
“And nothing else is going to
happen, either, “Freddie went on.
“We have our eyes wide open and
too much depends on this fight
for any of us to be caught nap
ping Joe Knows the score and
you can bet that none of his
followers will be caught disap
pointed at what happens when he
gets at Conn the night of June
19’’.
CONGRESS OF INDUSTRIAL
RELATIONS
President Philip Murray of the
Congress of Industrial Organiza
tions today sent the following1
letter to OPA Administrator
Chester Bowles, OWMR Director
John Snyder and OES Director
John Collet.
“There have been repeated re
ports from newspapers to the af
fect that there is in the procesg
of formulation a new national
wage-price policy.
“Any such policy is of course
of the utmost importance to the
millions of members of the Con
gress of Industrial Organizations
“I do beleive that this, organi
zation should be afforded the op
portunity, and do hereby make
such a request, to present its 1
views or to make suggestions on I
this all embracing problem before ]
final and definite action is taken’’
W. WHITE ON ST HIKE
FIND COMMITTEE, CM
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THE COBURN CONVALESCING HOME
AT 2811 CALDWELL HAVE ROOM FOR 6 PATIENTS
The Coburn Convalescing Home patients are improving
back to health. She has nine patients, blind, paralysis,
and bed-fast. Mrs. Coburn has room for six more patients.
Please visit my Home when it is convenient for you.
Or Call for Information—JA-7520.
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To W horn It May Concern:
MR. VOYAL V. W ATSON, 2123 Ohio Street,
ISSUES PUBLIC STATEMENT:
In a late issue of one of the local papers several state
ments were made concerning Mr. Watson’s qualifications
in Cosmetology, which I did not make. I wish to state who
ever it was, should be careful, especially when they don’t
know what they are saying. I have reference to a state
ment made about the State Cosmetology Board showing
favoritism in state examinations.
I can truly and willingly say the Board is quite fair in all
its dealings, regardless of race, color, male or female.
The added comments concerning my examinations and
my future plans, were false, as I have not made such state
ments what-so-ever.
To the general public and my Co-worker in this great
beauty profession: I came into this field not to harm,,
fight, or hurt anyone—instead I came into this field be
cause I see a great need and a/ duty to perform. Let us
work together for one good cause, and let that cause be to
improve the entire world through the Art of Beauty Cul
ture.
Signed: VOYAL V. W ATSON, 32°
MOREHOUSE TO HONOR
FOUNDERS FEBRUARY 18th
Atlanta, Georgia, Feb. 2, Special
Dr. Edgar J. Fisher, assistant dir
ector of the Institute of Interna
tional Education will deliver the
79th Founders Day address at the
Morehouse College on Monday,
February 18, at the formal ban
quet climaxing the three day an
niversary celebration.
Dr. Fisher is a graduate of the
University of Rochester and Col
umbia University. He taught for
a number years at universities in
the United States and at Robert
College, Istanbul, Turkey, and at
the American University at Bei
rut Syria.
On the morning of February 18
Morehouse College alumni will be
in charge of another phase of the
Founders Day celebration, and will
present two of their distinquished
ilumni in Sale Hall Chapel. They
ire Mr. Frayer T. Lane, director
if the Civic Education Department
if the Chicago Urban League, and
Major Ray B. Ware, treasurer of
the Improved Order of Samaritan s
if Athens, Ga.
| Mr. Lane was graduated with
the B A. degree from Morehouse
College in 1916 Prominent in so.
cial welfare organizations in Chi.
cago, he serves on the Advisory
board of the Cook County Bur
eau of Public Welfare and on the
board of the Adult Education Co
uncil. While attending Morehouse
he won the coveted award for the
‘Best Man of Affairs’, and was
prominent as an orator and an
athlete.
Major Ware, formerly with the
332nd. all Negro fighter group,
served on the stall of Colonel B.
O. Davis, Jr. While overseas, he
earned the certificate of merit. He
wears the European theatre rib
bon with seven battle stars, and
the Distinguished Unit Badge
(Presidential citation) won by the
Group for heroic action on a mis.
sion to Berlin. Major Ware has
served as treasurer of the Athena
institution since 1938.
The anniversary celebration will
open on Friday eevening, Febru
ary 15th, with the presentation
of the anniversary artist, the dH*
ward Mathews