The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, April 27, 1946, Image 1

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Urban L’ge YW-YMCA To Participate In Boys’ & Girls’ Week
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Miss Inolia Moore Wins Elks Oratorical Contest*
Miss Inolia Moore won the Elks
Oratorical Contest held Thursday
April 18th, at the Elks Hall. Her
subject was “The Negro and the
Constitution”. She will go to Wa
terloo. Iowa in June where she will
compete for higher honors. Miss
Moore is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. William Jones of 2702 North
o 27th St. She attends Central High
School where she is a senior.
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★AMVETS Fully Organized Watch The
Guide for Their Grand Opening Announcement
Is Price Control f
Necessary ■
Come to The Urban League 2213
Lake St., Monday, April 29 at S
Hear discussion on this BURN
Participants will be Atty. Ralph
Adams, Richard Gibson, Merele E.
Hansen, Duward R. Crooms, and
Arthur B. McCaw.
Edited by Verna P. Harris
By Walter White,
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On February 26th, the nation's
press, charged with the responsi
biity of reporting the news fairly
and accurately, blossomed into an
o orgy of race riot headlines. The
New York World-Telegram under
bold type screemed “Seven Hurt
in Tennessee Riot as Negroes Bat
tle Cops"; the liberal New York
Post, in art Associated Press re
o.j lease, headlined “Shots Fly in
0 Race Rioting in Tennessee”- One
newspaper devoted a full page to
“riot” photographs under the
streamer “Highway Patrolmen
and Guadrsmen Bring Rioting
® Negroes Under Control”.
As the press wires out of Col
umbia, Tenn., hummed hot with
the latest flashes on the "riot”, the
National Association for the Ad
vancement of Colored People ru
shed several reliable investiga
tions into the seething Southern
community. They uncovered as
shocking a tale of mass terrorism
unbridled vandalism, and murder
as America has known since the
hooded Klan first robbed, mutila
ted, and burned defenseless Ne
gro citizens.
Readers of the Negro press have
by now received a far more ac-1
curate picture of what actually
transpired than have the men and
women whose sole information
came from the misleading dailies.
They know that Columbia is noted
for its arrogant lynching, several
years back, of a 13 year old boy
from the courthouse window—af
ter a duly constituted grand jury
had declined to indict him for
rape. They know that on the mor
ning of February 27, after a mte
of cold blooded preparation, the
State of Tennessee’s uniformed
storm troopers lay down a mach
ing gun ban-age, battle fashion,
in the segregated Negro residen
tial section. They know that these
incriminating facts never made
the respectable dailies.
Nor did the daily press print
the pictures of Negro businesses
wantonly wrecked by the police:
insurance company offices, funer
o al parlors, barber shops, poolhalls,
and a doctor’s office. And to cap
3 the climax of frauduent reporting
the dailies which used the shock
o ing propaganda photographs dis
torted the truth behind these pic
• tures of men, women and even
children, many of them bloody,
Tierded together in the streets,
hands raised high, surrounded by
heavily armed police and state
Among the important steps that
Goodwill Spring Musical
to be Held Sunday, Apr. 28
12th Annual Goodwill Spring
Musical at Tech High Sunday,
April 28th, 2:45 pm.
The many- people who have been
waiting to hear and see the 12th
Annual Goodwill Chorus will have
a chance to hear a very interest
ing program at the Tech High
School Auditorium next Sunday
April 28, at 2:45 pm.
Mr. Booker T. Washington has
been working very hard and says
he feels some of the soloist will
be Mr. Lester Corbin, Mr Paul
Briggs, and Mr. H. L. Preston,
Director of the Elks Chorus.
The choirs represented this year
will be from 15 churches with
Salem Senior choir as host.
The other choirs will be Bethel
AME, Zion Senior, St. John Bap
tist, St. John AME, Pleasant
Green Baptist, Free Stone Baptist
Cleaves Temple, CME, Allen Cha
pel, AME, New Hope Baptist, Sa
lem No. 2, Mt. Moriah Baptist,
and Zion Imperial.
The Omaha Community Band
under the direction of Mr. George
Bryant will furnish music for this
beautiful though sacred preoces
sion of this massed group of choirs
The Procession will start at 2:45
pm. sharp as many of the Band
men will have to leave for work.
The Ushers Will not permit any
one to come into the auditorium
during the time of the procession,
so please b in your seat on time
The program will be over about
4:30 or 4:45 then why not have
your dinner after the concert and
not have to eat in a rush?
There will be a number of out
of town guests to attend this con
We are very proua of the fine
work Mr. Booker T- Washington
is doing with this Goodwill chorus.
Mr. Washington is a student of
Mr. Martin Bus of Omaha Uni
The choirs will be dressed in
their different vested robes mak
ing a picture you will always re
The Rev. J. H. Reynolds will
give the short message on Good
L. L McVay
need be taken in the Columbia
case is a coast to coast protest by
local groups to editors and the
wire services for the biased por
trayal of the “rioting Negroes”
The great “free press” of Ameri
ca, which at every turn boasts of
its objectivity and impartial cov
erage, must be severely taken to
task for misrepresenting not min
or details but the entire episode.
iVo Unique
, This stradivariuss model was
made by an American Airman
behind barbed wire in Germany
out of bed boards and the leg of
a stool- His only tools were a bro
ken knife, razor blades, and bro
ken bits of glass. Its tonal quality
has been acclaime,j by leading
concert violinists in this country.
It is one of the 800 exhibit- in the
Prisoners of War Exposition on
the Fifth Floor of the Orchard Sc
Wilhelm Company from Monday,
April 29 thru Saturday, May 4.
| Speak at Roosevelt Memorial Dinner
Judge William Hastle, recently nominated as Governor of the Virgin
Islands, with C. B. Baldwin, Executive Secretary of the National ,
Citizen. Political Action Committee at the Roosevelt Memorial j
Pm"er ®'^fn APri* 12th at the Hotel Commodore in New York Citv i
Dr r* nlt,0J’ial ?itiz*n# PAC‘ Judoe Hastie. Justice Hugo L Black *
Dr. Frank Kingdon, former Governor Herbert H Lehman m 9 *
William O’Dwyer, Mis, France. Perkily Senator CUude P^ -
VVenes'wer^the^peakersL* *Cr#ta,y H<5"ry A' Wa,lace’ *"d Orson |
Exhibition Bout-Watson rs Butcher
Delegations should call upon edi
tors and publishers. Letters to the
editor are also in order. Anyone
wishing a blow by blow descrip
tion of the “riot” may order a
newly published published pam
phlet ‘Terror in Tennessee’ from
the NAACP National Office in
New York City.
Other groups have recognized
the great significance of this case.
Jewish, labor, church and frater
nal organizations have joined us
in forming a national iommittee
to defen^ the victims now absurd
ly charged with everything from
‘attempted murder" on down. To
gether with this committee, the
NAACP has pledged to fight this
blot on America. There are four
points to which we are uncompro
misingly committed:
1. Answerving l>gal defense of
the Negro victims of the Tenn.
2. Prosecutions of persons actual
ly responsible
3. Focusing of national attention
so that public opinion shall be
alerted against a recurrence.
4. Restitution wherever possible
of property losses of victims of
official vandalism.
Let your generous contribution
speak your belief in American de
cency and democracy.
Mr. John R. Martin, 68, 2207 N.
30th St. died Friday, April 19th
at the Veterans Hospital. Lincoln
Nebraska after an extended ill
ness. He had been a resident of
Omaha 20 years and was Adju
tant of Camp Allensworth Post
No. 25 USWV. He is survived by
three daughters, Mrs. Roma Bux
ton, Mrs. Doris McDavis, Mrs.
Beatrice Mason, of Omaha; three"
sons, Mr. Donald Martin, Boston,
Mass., Mr Lawrence Martin, Mr.
Harold Martin, Omaha, two sis
ters, Mrs. Florence Bruce, Mrs
Ruth Wilson, Witchita, Kan., 3
brothers, Mr. Richard Martin, Los
Angeles, Calif., Mr. Ned Martin,
Mr. Charles, of Omaha and other
A feature attraction of the box
ing Matches to be presented by
the Boys Club of Hillside Presby
terian Church will be a three
round exhibition bout between
Larry Watson and Maxwell But
cher on Saturday, April 27, 1946.
Both Watson and Butcher are pro
fessional boxers who have been
devoting time and energy to the
training of juvenile pugilists at
the, Hillside Presbyterian Recrea
tion Center-.
In addition to the exhibition bout
there will be eight fights between
the young boxers who train at
the center. Among the fighters
will be Willie Joe Myles who won
his bout with Pierrie McFalls two
weeks ago at the recreation cen
ter. Myles was voted by the offi
cials as the best, fighter of the
evening. Other fighters will in
clude such persons as Lee Sher
man, Edward Reed, Howard Ste
vens, Clayborn Moore, Billy Thom
o-on. Charles Martin, Paul Blake
ly, Stewart Grimes, Ray Wells,
Norman Bradley and Doyle Bry
ant who has emerged as pugilist
and junior promoter of the bouts.
Officials and trainers are Mr. R
L. Cawthorne, Mr. Paul Jefferson
Mr. E. Sherman and Mr. Kenney
Rev E. W. Gordon, Director of
the Hillside Recreation Center and
Minister of Hillside Presbyterian
Church has announced that pri
zes will be awarded to the win
ners of each bout and a cash
award will be made to the boxer
who is chosen fighter of the even
The bouts will begin at sever,
o'clock with the feature attraction
in the middle of the program at
eight. The event will be held in
the Hillside Church gvmnisium.
relatives. Funeral services were
held Monday afternoon from the
Thomas Funeral Home with Rev.
W. S. Metcalf, Rev. S. K. Nichols,
Rev. O. J- Burchardt officiating.
Members of the United Spanish
American War Veterans acted as
pall bearers and were in charge
of the military rites. Burial was
in the family plot at Forest Lawn
On National
Health Bill
i WASHINGTON, D. C._Speaking
as a representative of the National
Association for the Advancement
of Colored People, Dr. W. Mon
tague Cobb testified before the US
Senate Committee on Education
and Labor in support of the Na
tional Health Bill (S. 1606).
Opening his testimony Dr. Cobb
pointed to the fact that he re
presented an Association founded
in 1909, with over 520,000 mem
bers, organized into 1200 branches
It is the oldest and largest organ
ization devoted to the securing of
e' ' rights and opoortunities for
the more than 14,000,000 citizens
who constitute America’s most
disadvantaged tenth. In its con
stant attention to the job for which
it was organized it is safeguard
ing the democratic privileges of
ALL Americans.
The measure sponsored by Sen
ators Robert F. Wagner, (Dem.
NY), James E. Murray, (Dem.—
Mont.), and Rep. John B. Dingle,
(Dem. Mich), would authorize ap
propriations of about $50,000,000
to finance a comprehensive health
program including branches for
public health, maternal and child
care, care of needy persons, nat
ional compulsory health insurance
and grants to states for medical
research and education.
Dr. Cobb declared that health
is not a racial problem, that the
health conditions of Negroes are
largely a reflection of their socio
economic circumstances, and that
poor health in any segment of the
population is a hazard to the na
tion as a whole.
It was further stated by L><
Cobb that the NAACP is concern
ed that, irrespective of the means
by which it would be implemen
ted in any locality, there should
be no discrimination against any
citizens because of race, creed, or
color. It is concerned that in the
provisions for training of the new
personnel that will be needed for
state and local health work, Ne
groes be integrated into the pro
gram at all levels, adminstrative
as well as professional, without
respect to section of the country.
In addition to the non-discrimin"
ation clauses in the bill there are
other progressive features in keep
ing with democratic practices.
Title II of the bill provides for a
national advisory council and lo
cal advisory committee or councils
on which both the professions and
the public would have representa
tion thus extending representation
Nancy Merritt Lovell, 3200 16th
Street, N. E., Washington, D. C.,
has been appointed administrative
assistant to Mr. Marcus H. Ray,
Civilian Aide to the Secretary of
of the War Department. (U. S.
Army photo from Bureau of Public
War. A native Washingtonian,
Mrs. Lovell has been in Govern
ment employ since graduating from
Howard University in 1940. Her
wort will concern grievances aris-1
tag among Negro civilian employes I
Relations.) 1
Twelve special events programs
throughout the city have been
scheduled for inclusion in the ob
servance of “Recreation Day” on
Saturday, May 4, which will mark I
the close of Boys’ and Girls’ Week
The activities have been arran
ged under the direction of Chip
Bowley of the city recreation de
All Omaha high schools and
about 10 class D high schools
from surrounding communities
will compete in an day track meet
at the University of Omaha to
enter the state finals at the Uni
versity of Nebraska.
Approximately 2,000 Girl Scouts
will take part in a mass athletic
program between 11 and l:4i am.
at Elmwood Park.
Creighton university will have
open house for all grade school
children for their use of the fa
cilities of the swimming pool and
gymnasium. Life guards will be
available at the pool, and the re
and thereabouts
.-.-.. —fry LAWRENCE P. LEWIS..— *
Easter has passed for another
year, a year that has been our
first year of peace all over the
world in a decade. So many of
us walking Our Street have for
gotten the many dead American
soldiers who this Easter could not
give their thanks to God with us.
We cannot revive them that are
dead, but we can keep their spirit
DEAD, to continue the struggle
for the FREEDOM, for which they i
How true the words of Joyce'
Kilmer when he wrote, “A thing
of beauty is a joy forever”. Wal
king across 24th and Lake I met
my first beauty.
“Joyce King, what are you doing
so far away from home by your
self?”, I asked.
The charming little lady, then
recognized me and almost shouted
“Its you Lawrence! I’m going to
the North Side Beauty School to
see mother”.
I fell in step and before I reali
zed it I was on my way to the
school of beauty. Joyce kept up
most of the conversation, asking
about my little daughter, Judy,
and what Judy was going to get
new for Easter. In no time at all
we arrived at the school, walking
up the steps and before kocking
a voice said, “Come In”.
On entering I was introduced to
to areas where it has not been
extended before As a result the
public and groups of the profess
ions, which hitherto have not had
such opportunity, can work for the
improvement of both the national
health and that of their own com
The Association does not find,
as has been frequently alleged that
the traditional free choice of phy
sician by patient has been impair
ed by the provisions of the bill.
Mrs. Kate Wilson, who is the owtl
er and manager of the Beauty
School. She questioned me about
my wife and why she was not con
tinuing the coursse that she had
already started I tried to explain
my viewpoint, about a wife’s
place being in her home. I didn't
get very far with that because
several attractive young ladies
came to her rescue. In ten minu
tes they had convinced me that
what I thought was not always
I asked Mrs. Margaret King to
give me some of the ladies names
that were taking the course. Be
ing busy working on a young lady
she may have missed some of
of them, but the ones I remember
are Eunice Tapley, Mary Alice
Chilton, Dorothy Townsend, Laura
Alice Loud, Ethel Biddix, Betty
Cook, Buelah Ellis, Jeanne Eng
lish, Cristel Jackson, Codasha
Jamerson, Juanita Mosely, Ethel
McWortor, Doris Reynolds, Gwen
dolyn Turney, and my better half
who is more than eager to re
turn. In a few months now these
young ladies say that they will
be helping to make a beauty a
joy foever.
Men we have a holdout among
us, an,j although few in Omaha
know of it I do. Mr. Hezzie Hicks
who so far has not entered the
state of marriage, not only has
an enchanting and talented sis
ter, but a sister who is a very
successful business woman.
Miss Jessie Mae Hicks, ownes
and manages the Hicks Beauty
School in San Antonio, Texas.
Miss Hicks is not yet twenty, is
a college graduate, and at such
a tender ages ownes a $7,000 est
ablishment. Of course San Anton
io is not just around the corner,
but being a CBI veteran myself,
from here to San Antonio is just
a good hike
So Long, Until Next Week
-creation program will be super
vised by Frank Hagan, Creighton
athletics director.
During the afternoon, there will
be a grade school track meet at
Tech high school.
There will be a high school base
ball practice at 5 schools during
the morning or afternoon. North
under direction of Coach Coral
Gast, Central under direction at
Coach Vernon Ekfelt and South
under direction of Coach Cornie
Collin will hold their practices
from 9 am. until noon. Coach Ken
nedy of Technical announced his
teams would observe practice
from 2 to 4 pm. Creighton prep
under direction of Coach Bob Mil
ler will practice from 9:30 to ll:3v
Boystown will have open house
and baseball from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.
under the direction of Coach Skip
There will be open house thru.
out the day at the following ser
vice centers with opportunity gi
ven to observe and participate in
all activities: Social Settlemnt, 3
Christ Child Cnters, Junior Red
Cross, Jewish Community Center,
Neighborhood House of City Mis
sion, Salvation Army, Urban Lea
gue, Woodson Center, downtown
and near north side YMCAs and
downtown and north side YWCAs.
An estimated 3,500 Boy Scout I
will take part in mass activities
at the Scout Circus during the
eveniig at Ak-Sar-Ben coliseum.
Bowley announced that 7 recre
ation centers would be coopera
ting in the special activity but
observe open house or demonstr
ation programs on Friday, May
inese centers at Florence, Fon
tenelle Homes, No. 1 and 2, 23rd
and K Sts. enter, South Side Ter
race Homes, Benson and the North
Side Community Center.
Omaha boys and girls are mak
ing an endeaver to call attention
to and inspire closer understand
ing between children and their
parents, better usage and aware
ness of playgrounds, clubs, com
munity centers and various ether
resources as well as volunteer lea
dership to aid them in their in
Every week as far as a dozen
youth serving organizations of
the Community Chest are concer
ned is boys’ and girls’ week. They
join hands with the schools, city
recreation department, Junior Red
Cross and other similar groups in
presenting a united approach t*
serve the youth of Omaha
An annual observance of Boys’
and Girls’ week, which opens April
27th, does much much to herald
the interests of our young people,
but recognition does not cease at
that point. It involves a year
around obligation to build for to
Route for the parade which will
mark the opening of Boys’ and
Girls’ Week on Saturday, April 27
has been announced by H. D.
Boggs, general chairman for the
week's activities.
The parade will start at 10 am.
between 18th and 20th Sts. on
Capitol Ave., proceed down 20th
Street to Farnam, down Farnam
to 15th, then to Douglas Street an«
rturn up Douglas to 18th Street.
In charge of the parade and the
1st days’ activit:es for the special
week is the High School Civic
Group, an organization of boy«
representing 11 Omaha high
An 8 day observance of Boys'
and Gins’ week with speial ac
tivities planned daily will concl
ude on May 4. The celebration is
under the general direction of the
Group Work division of the Com
munity Welfare Council of the
Omaha Community Chest.
All activities will be built round
the theme of "Building for To
morrow With the Youth of To
A reception for Dr. and Mrs.
William H. Harrison, sponsored
by the citizens of Lansing, Mich*
was given recentlly at the Li coin
Community Center in Lansing.
Many prominent speakers were
on the program, among them Dr.
Earl J. McIntyre, of the State
Board of Registration, Dr. F. L.
Troost, president of the Inghraxn
County Medical Society, Ralph
Boardbert, President of the City
Health Commission and the Hon
orable Ralph Crego, Mayor of
Mayor of Lansing.
Doctor Harrison is formerly of
Omaha. He received his BA de
gree from the University of Ne
braska and is a graduate of Ho
ward University. He is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Harrison of
3028 Burdette St., and brother of
Mrs. E. W. Killingsworth of 261T
Erskine St.
Harlem Doctor Calls Cancer
Greatest Wrecker of Homes
NEW YORK, NY.--“Cancer is
our greatest home wrecker, and,
therefore the success of the Amer
ican Cancer Society’s drive for
$12,000,000 during April should
be the vital concern of each and
every parent, Negro and white,’’
Dr. John E Moseley, New York
City’s nationally known Negro
medical authority on cancer and
staff member of the interracial
Sydenham Hospital, declared in
an interview this week.
“Cancer not only v
reaches its killing&j
hand into the home|«
to take a mother®
or a father at the®
very prime of life,®
but this dreaded®
disease also kills®
more children, Ne ®
gro and white, be-®
tween the ages of®
5 aruj 20 yean®
than any other Dr. Moseley
single common childhood disease’
Dr. Moseley stated.
“For our children's sake we
must continue our vigilance a.
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gainst such diseases as diphtheria |
infantile paralysis, measles,
whooping cough, scarlet fever,
but we must keep in mind that
cancer kills children as well as
the middle aged and elderly of all
races,” he said.
‘‘Dr. Moseley quoted figures
from the U. S. Bureau of Vital
Statistics for the five year period
from 1939 through 1943 to show
that a total of 5,733 children Ne
gro and white, between the ages
of 5 and 20 died of cancer, and the
common childhood diseases follow
ed in this order: infantile paraly
sis 2,162 deaths; diphtheria 1,950;
typhoid fever 1,629; measles 1,
573; scarlet fever 1,126; whoop
ing cough 406.
This is more than two and one
half times as many fatalities from
cancer as any of these seven com
mon childhood diseases and the
cancer deaths exceed the combin
ed total deaths from infantile
paralysis, diphtheria, scarlet fever
and whooping cough, Dr. Moseley
pointed out.
A. F. Allen Elected
As CME. Delegate
Mr. Arthur F. Allen, 2705 Ham
ilton Street, prominent leader t*
CME religious circles, wag recent
ly elected as a delegate from Om
aha, Nebraska, to attend the Gen
eral CME. Conference, meeting
every four years, and which wii*
be held in St. Louis, Mo., May L
Mr. Allen, chairman of tin
Cleaves Temple CME. Stewart
Board No, 1, has been elected as a
delegate on four different occa
sions. He was seated on the Staff
Board which elevated the Hon.
J. A. Hamlett to the Bishopric at
the 3rd Episcopal District
Mr. Allen, one of the few survHr
ing members who orginally or
ganized the CME. Church here, to
also a Trustee, having served in
this capacity since its foundinr to