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New York Show Fronts... By Don De Leighbur
“ON STRIVER'S ROW ” LOOMS AS AMERICAN NEGRO
THEATRE'S NEXT “ANNA LUCASTA”
I'iEW YORK-“On Striver's Row,” the American Ne
gro Theatre's second potential ol the year, opened Tues
day February 19th to enthusiastic crowds at the group’s
new stage home here on West 126th street.
A sparkling comedy based on snobbery of Harlem’s
“strivin" society class, “Striver’s Row” is a play as full of
laughs and talent as the now famous “Anna Lucasta.” It
well promises, even at this early date, to surpass it in pop
uiurity siiouiu it reach iiroad
The “show people's” pre
view Sunday night attended
by members of the casts of
‘'Anna Lucasta”, “Deep Are
the Roots,” and “Showboat”
showed high interest and
praise for the play even in its
“pre-final” state, as writer
director Abe Hill described it
Famous names in N. A',
current downtown shows as
well as in Harlem theatricals
appeared in the 16-man cast.
Among these were Dorothy
Carter (who just ended an
appearance in “S t rang e
Fruit”) who plays Dolly Van
Striven, the ambitious moth
er-social climber; Isabeiie
Sanford as Sophie, a maid
not-io-be tread-on; Lula Alae
Vi aril, (Tillie Petunia, the
maucious newspaper column
ist) ; Stanley Greene (Oscar
A an Striven) as Papa; and
romantic leads Louise Den
son and Curtis Harry.
Spice ( and nice!'I and
comedy roles are carried by
draped and shape'y Vcrnetia
LaSalle (Lillie Livingston),
Hilda Ha vnes (Louise Davis)
and Dr. Fred Carter (hie),
the jive artist.)
Serious moments and the
social dig are expertly put
over by two consistently
good performers: Hattie
King-Kevis (as Mrs. Pace,
the dictatorial tea-crusted in
law) and Jacqueline Andre,
the philosophical and lucky
Aide assists by Sally Alex
cnder, Vivian Halldogan, Aus
tin Briggs-Hlal, Javotte Sin
ton (who has a Lena-Horne
ish kind of beauty ami a pro
mising stage personality)
Charles Henderson, anil Dray
A special musical score by
Frank Fields and specially
nuiubers intermixed with the
action of the play are prom
ised for the future, the press
office announced. These will
include a dance by Joan
Smith, and some special
In itself, this will he a nov
elty for this one of the few
times the American Negro
'i lieutre has used music.
Two companies of “On
Strivcr’s Row” are in operat
ion. Abe Hill wili continue
to direct the New York cast,
and Osceola Arche, dramatic
coach who directed the stud
ent production of “Our
Town” last June, will direct
the road company. The lat
ter is scheduled to play New
ark. Philadelphia, ashing
ton and Huntington, L. I..
w itis other engagements on
Horae owners of Omaha have
formed the Home Owners Protec
tive Ass n to protect themselves
from pressure groups that are try
ing to force higher taxes on real
A man who nas been a tax ex
pert for 25 years was chosen as
President of the Association. He
is C. F. Leppert, retired official of
the Federal income tax department
for Nebraska. Phil C. Lynch, Sr.,
is Vice President: Charles P.
Stepanek is Secretary and C. J.
Calabria, Treasurer. The associa
tion has contracted for radio time
to carry their case to the general
public. According to Leppert the
main purpose of the organization
to fight the efforts of the pressure
groups to froce Cousty Assessor
Joe Stolinski to raise real estate
taxes by at least 15 per cent.
A fact finding Committee of
home owners has been appointed
to make a survey, not only of the
Assessor's Office but also the per
s nal tax records of members of
various pressure groups who are
insisting on increasing taxes for
Mr Leppert also issued the fol
We home owners do not istend to
st? d idly by while the pressure
groups and Omaha's only daily
newspaper are using every means
at the r command in an effort to
compel the ouglas County Assesor
to increase, by at least 15 per
cent, the already heavy tax load
on owners of homes with moder
We home owners refuse to be
stampeded by pressure groups or
selfish interests and will fight asy
attempts to increase our real est
ate taxes because of inflated mar
We agree with the recnt state
ment of State Tax Commissioner
Robert M- Armstrong—that "real
.state a today carrying more tha^
its share of the tax burden. It is
so easy to levy taxes on real est
ate—it cannot escape”. "Personal
property is not carrying its share.
The Intangibles, even with their
low rate of tax, are osly a drop in
We home owners endorse the re
cent ur.amious ruling of the Nebr.
Assessor’s Association made at
their annual 1946 Convention, that
present inflated market values
shall not be a factor in determin
ing the real estate assessments.
He called upon all home owners
to join in the fight against unjust
taxation by join.ng the associat
Leppert said the association
has secured some radio time to
present its case to the public. The
firt broadcast will be over WOW
at 9:45 pm. on March 1st.
C. F. Leppert, President
The Omahaa Home Owners Pro
MILITARY TRAINING IN
Washington, D. C.—The NAACI3
opposes peacetime military con
scription because "it is generally
unsound in principle, and the pre
sent bill would permit the contin
uation of present racial segrega
tion and disirimination in the arm
ed forces,” Leslie Perry told the
House Committee on Military
Affairs which held hearings on the
measure last week.
Perry cited the case of a young
Negro Ph. D. whose application lor
a commission in the Navy was re
jected by the Director of Naval
Officer Procurement, Commander
O. J. Gollickson, early in 1944 be
cause the guota for colored appli
cants in your classification is cur
rently filled. At that time there
were 29 Negro Naval Officers out
of a total of 257,242 officers. We
have no reason to believe that ei
thpr the Army or the Navy con
templates making greater or fair
er use of Negro personnel in the
peacetime than it did when the
nation was engaged in a life and
death struggle, the NAACP said.
Discriminatory practices of the
National Guard also were brought
to the attention of the Committee.
The NAACP said the year of the
training proposed under the bill
was designed to serve as a feeder
for the National Guard as wll 13
the Army and Navy. Only fiv
states Illinois, Maryland, Massa
chusetts. New York, Ohio and the
District of Columbia even admit
Negroes to the Guard, and these
states restrict to small se
gregated units. This is particular!'
mportant, the NAACP continued,
since the War Department has an
nounced plans to enlarge this out
fit to 622,500, three times the nor
mal peacetime strength
By H. W. Smith
The Waiters Key Club is going
places and extends a welcome to
all friends at any time.
Musician head waiter and fine
crew at the Omaha Chamber of
Commerce on the ball on serving.
Waiters at the Hill Hotel doing
I Blackstone Hotel waiters on the
I up and go always.
O maha Club waiters with the
Captain Jones always improving
the meals, etc.
I Fontenelle Hotel waiters on the
| quick step at all times.
| Paxton Hotel head waiter and
j hooted crew taking very care of
! the service.
M Ward and fasion plate Capt.
I Mitcell, Capt. Barcus, McFarland
Hodges and the crew of waiters,
always on the front line on good
aervice to the members and their
friends at the OAC.
Has your membership expired
in the NAACP.
PHONE IN YOLR
PISTOL PACKING MAMA! and it ain’t hay either. Sultry Jane Russel
looks as though she knows her business too. She will be seen shortly
in "The Outlaw.” Other members of the cast include Thomas Mitchell,
Walter Huston, and Jack Buetel.
I CROSSWORD PUZZLE
5 Crust on
11 Select part
12 Walk slowly
15 Pod of cot
36 Wading bird
! 39 Religion
43 River of
1 A hue
Solution in Next Issue.
18 Unit of
21 A bone
33 A little bone
35 Music note
37 Rub out
41 Volume of
47 God of earth
Answer to Pu*z!e No. 38 .
JAP EMPEROR TALKS
YOKOHOMA, JAPAN—U. S. SIG
NAL CORPS RADIOPHOTO —
i SOUNDPHOTO—Japanese Emperor
| Hirohito stops to talk to workers at
! ■" p i ■ in.. . m "W' '
the Showa Electrical factory at Yoko-1
hama during his tour of heavy indus
tries in this area. The purpose of his
tour was to see what progress the Japs [
had made in these bombed out indus-1
OPENS SPRING TRAINING
ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.—Man
ager Eddie Dyer (center) talks things
| over with two of his stars, Johnny
Beazley (L) and Enos Slaughter, as the
St. Louis Cardinals hold a practice
session of the spring training season at
St. Petersburg. Some 15 players were
among the early arrivals.
D. A. RERISES TO
OF TWO NEGROES
Mineola L. I. (CNS)—District
Attorney James N. Gehrig has
given a final ‘ no” to a delegation
of 72 Nassau County citizen when
they asked for special steps to
be taken to investigate Freeport
police’s slayings of two Negroes
Gehrig claims that “a lot of agita
tion has taken place because of the
assumption that the boys were
shot because they were colored
boys”. The case of the policeman
Joseph Romeika the Freeport cop,
who shot the boys, is to be taken
up in ‘routine’ manner when it
. comes before the Grand Jury this
Naval Policy Fully Protects
Negro Applicants in Any
Branch of Service for
Which They are Eligible
Negro applicants for the enlist
ment in the regular United States
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Naval service were advise^ this
weeks that official naval policy
fully protects their right to enlist
in any branch of the service for
which they are eligible or quali
fied. Assurance came from Lester
B. Granger, National Urban Lea
gue Executive, who has been act
ting a3 special advisor the the
Navy Secretary, after Several ca
ses had been brought to his atten
tion involving recruiting centers
in different cities where Negroes
had been refused enlistment ex
cpt in the steward’s mate branch.
Upon reporting these instances to
the Secretary of Navy, Granger
received the following letter from
“Instructions in effect to the Re
cruiting and Induction Service
that anyone—regardless of race,
creed, or color—who meets the
physical, mental moral standards
s qualified for enlistment or re
nil. stment in the Regular Navy in
any of the general service raU.gs
authorized in Recruiting Circular
Letters, provided he is a citizen
of the United States or of its in
‘Peronnel separated from the
service over three months may he
reenlisted, if physically and men
tally qualified, under broken ser-1
vice standards. As such, they can
not come in as petty officers. 11
previous service has been with the
Army, Marine Corps, or Coast
Guard, they are likewise ineligible
for petty officer ratings. Enlistees
who have had no previous service
in any brasch of the Armed For
ces are eligible for enlistment as
Seaman or as Steward’s Mates.
However, colored enlistees are not
accepted for general service unlesh
able to pass the General Classifi
cation Test, gives to all enlistees.
If their mark is below the required
standard, they are accepted as
Steward’s Mates only.
“It is hoped that me a Dove ex
planation will clarify Navy stan
dards for all applicants for enlist
•For Greater Coverage
The Omaha GUIDE!
BIGOTRY THREAT TO
By John W. Gibson
Special Assistant US Secretary
Washington (LR)—The princi
pal criticism of prejudice, whether
racial or religious, is its complete
lack of logic. Your prejudiced man
is never logical- He reaches into.
the abstract for facts that do sot
exist to back a judgement formed
with no facts at all for a basis. It
does not matter in what field hi * |
prejudice lies- He is at home any
where in his nursing of it. Stran
gely enough, he will argue that he
is writhin his rights in entertaining
the prejudice—and let us admit he
is—but he is never hesitant in in
vadlsg YOUR rights if you refuse
to agree with him.
The great fallacy in the position
of this man—an<} there are too
-null/ of him annoying and har
assing the test cf us—is that while
we admit his right to his opinion,
he proposes to withhold the same
right from us who disagree with
him, or from those against whom
0 LEGAL NOTICE
Omaha Guide 3T Edw. J. DUGAN,
NOTICE BY PUBLICATION ON
PETITION OF FINAL ADMINIS
In the County Court of Douglas
County, Nebraska. Bk. 65, P. 403,
In the scatter of the Estate of
FANNIE M. OWEN, Deceased:
All persons interested in said mat
ter are hereby notified that on the
1st day of March, 1946 Johnny
Owen filed a petition in said Coun
ty Court, praying tnat his final ad
ministration account filed herein
be settled and allowed, and that he
be discharged from hig trust as Ad-1
ministrator and that a hearing will
be had on said petition before said
Court on the 1st day of April, 1916
at 9 o’clock A' M. and contest said
petition, the Court may grant the
prayer of said petition, enter a de
cree of heirship, and make such
other and further orders, allowanc
es and decrees, as to this Court
may seem proper, to the end that
all matters pertaining to said es
tate may be finally settled and de
ROBERT R. TROYER.
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hiq prejudice is directed.
But this is not his only basis of
illogic. Despite overwhelming evi
dence to the contrary, the preju
diced man insists that those who
preach recpect for other human
beings an^ their rights are out to
reach quite another objective.
This matter can easily be tested
Ask one of the hate missionaries
f he will agree with the academic
theory that two men working side
by side at the same identical jot
are entitled to the same rate ol
' pay. Inveriably the answer comes
back: “Do you think a Negro (or
Jew) is as good as you are?”
To begin with, the question is not
an asswer to the question at all. At
does expose the trick that is com
monly used to spread prejudice
through a community. This is far
more dangerous than the outright
lie. The liar can easily be detected
and exposed, but the man whc
raises collateral issues is not so
[ easily exposed.
As I understand the problem it
1 centers on this: The main con
cept of the American way of life
is that all men are created equal
and endowed with the right to
life, liberty and the pursuit of
happisess. To live, a man must
have a sufficiency of material
goods to meet his needs; to have
liberty he must enjoy the same
jolitical status and accessibility to
community services on an equal
ity with others. The pursuit of
happiness is a combination of the
Certainly no fair minded man
can object to giving others the
things he expects for himself and
the overwhelming majority of men
are fair misded—unles a collateral
issue is raised to confuse them- |
Interjecting social equality’ into
the question is simply a collateral
issue that is used by disciples of
prejudice. They take foul advan
tage of the word ‘ocial’ in one of
its most limited meanings.
This meaning Iears onyy cn the
intimate personal life of any man,
woman or child in this country.
Among our sacred rights is the
right to ecide individually on the
relationships we maintain within
the community. As a result, all of
ur draw lines, each for himself.
We decide the degree of intimacy
which is to exist between us and
another. These things are never
decided by groups; they are and
remain individual perogatives.
There is none of us, irrespective
of race, religion, color or any other
differentiation, that does not ex
ercise this right. The Negro, the
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Jew, and I may each think him
self 'better' than either of the
others, but none of us has the
right to apply that theory to the
other’s right to work at equal pay
to his right to participate in the
government of his country.
CLEMENCY ASKED IN
Washington, D. C.—Clemency
.’or Samuel Hill, formerly a Sgt.
in the 93rd Infantry Division, was
iked of the War Department by
'lAACP lawyers last week. Hill
vas convicted of raping a native
/Oman on a Pacific island and
ntenced to life imprisonment.
VAACP lawyers contend the evi
dence does not sustain the con
/iction, Hill was never identified
by the complainant, and the re
cord is full of conflicting testi
nony. They called the conviction
a ‘gross miscarriage of justice’’.
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