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Congratulates AMVETS Post No. 2
Gardeners Warned Against
Early Spring Rackets
“Don’t let your spring gardening en
thusiasm allow you to fall prey to the
often-tried spring gyps.” That is the
warning being issued currently by the
Better Business Bureau.
As the Bureau erplains, the garden
ing enthusiasm of many home-owners
overcomes their caution. One very well
known racket may be worked in the
following manrer. Trucks pass the gar
deners door filled with rich, black
“humus”. The trucker stops, lifts a
basket of the soil from his truck and
and begins to sprinkle it on the latvn.
When the gardener sees its dark, rich
clor against the meager, winter-dried
soil, his sales resistence hits a new
Then, the seler explains that the low
price of the soil is only' 15 or 75 cents
a basket. The gardener often becomes!
expansive and orders the gyper to go I
ahead with the job.
Of course, most truckers who sell I
soil are honest businessmen. But there1
are the unscrupulous few who are not |
above fooling the home-owner into be
lieving that an outlandish number of
bushels have been spread on his lawn.
Thereby, they can raise their job-price
to fifty, seventy-five, or a hundred bu
shels instead of twenty can not be dis
.« Another part of this soil gyp re
volves around the fact that the soil is
often sold under false claims. The tru
cker may tell you that his coil is rich
loam taken from nearby bogs. In many
cases this true, but in one instance,
this so-called humus was tested and it
was found to be a waste material from
the dump of a chemical plant.
Also on the list of gyps for the
gardener to beware of in the spring,
the Bureau continues, are the itiner
ant “tree surgeons” who offer to treat
shade trees. N umerous complaints are
received every year by people whose
trees have ben ruined. The itinerant
“termite man’ or plant doctor, is an
other gyp of which to beware. He ex
amines your trees or shrubs, and de
clares he has found termites which
(will get int oa house and destroy it.
For a fee, he will restroy these termi
tes. Actually, in most cases, no termi
tes exist anh his worthless sprays and
treatments are conducted upon ants of
the harmless variety.
Another pernicious spring pest is the
itinerant roofer who offers to repair the
gutters of a house for a small sum.
fjusally, the gyp artist manages to find
“needed’ roof repairs that cost the
home-owner much more than he expec
Whenever you are indoubt about any
business offer, .no matter how large oi
small, the Bureau concludes, you will
be wise to consult your local Better
Business Bureau for free and impar
Slain G. I. Exonerated
NEW' YORK.. (Calvin's news ser
vice ). .Army Adjutant General this
week completely exonerated Private
Charles R. Ferguson, one of the two
Negro brothers killed by a Freeport
policeman last February. According to
Patrolman Joseph Romeeka, Ferguson
and three brothers were breaking win
dows when Romeeka tried to arrest
them. Romeeka claims that he fired in
aelf-defense when they tried to resist.
The case was accordingly cleared by a
grand pury. The Adjutant General how
ever says that after reviewing the Ar
my’s report of the fatal shooting, Pvt.
Ferguson “died in the line of duty and
not due to his own misconduct”.
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(By Randy Dixon)
Paced by the mercurial-hoofed Herb
McKenley, Jamaican West Indian wi
zard, representing Illinois, U., sundown
thinclads. .collegiate and scholastic.,
hurled defiance at the bitting winds,
sluggish underfooting and general in
corrigble elements at Fr'anklin Field
Friday and Saturday in the 52nd an
nual Pe.nn Relays to keep pace with
a victorious heritage, by figuring emi
nently all the way through the 72 ev
ent program involving 3400 athletes of
500 colleges and schools from the L n
ited States, Puerto Rico, Canau'a and
Although McKenley's unbelievaLle
0.46.9 quarter-mile stint on the anchor
leg of the one-mile college champion
ship relay was the Carnival's highlite
others to bask in the limeglare were:
Bill Carter, ex-Pitt star, naw a ca
det at Tuskegee AAF, winner of the
100-yard dash (0.09.8).
Fred Johnson, a marine from Camp Le.
jeune, N. C., broad jump winner at 23
ft. 1*4 inches.
Roscoe Brown, returned vet of Lin
coln U., who reeled off respective an
chor quarter miles of 0.48.5 and 0.048.3
to win in an unclassified mile relay and
notch 'a second in the first heat of the
Class B college mile championship.
Andrew Stanfield, long-legged anchor
runner for Lincoln, Jersey City High's
all-Negro foursome in the high school
American mile championship, who en
acted a 0.49.5 leg to edge his team in
to second place.
Howard Thomas, stocky Cranford
High speedster, who brought the ba
ton from third place to victory in the
440-yard American championship.
Ken Dixon, Germantown High youth
who made up 170 yards on erstwhile
national, district and assorted champ
ions, in carrying his team from a bad
ninth to a respectable place in the
championship scholastic medley event
Phil Thigpen's brilliant pickup from
second to first in winning the prep
school mile relay championship lor
Seton Hall Prep. Phil, national indoor
pre 880 and mile champion, turned
his ‘'440" in 51.5.
And Howard's surprising 40-yard-re
lay foursome which earned a tight 3rd
in the finals of the college American
championship for this distance beating
NY U.; Penn, Army, Yale., Pitt, Col
gate, Penn State, Morgan State, Dart
mouth, Fordham, 'and Oklahoma A &
M. among others.
. MRS. TALMADGE, SEN.
BILBO *MAD’ AT CLAIRE
LUCE, BUT CONNECTICUT
| Political bedfellows this week were
Senator Bilbo and Mrs. Julius Y. Tal
I hadge, president-general of the Daugh
ter of the American Revolution. They
were both peeved at blonde crusading
Clare Boothe Luce.
The Mississippi Democrat was ‘mad’
at Claire because in her husband’s ra
ther circulated Life Magazine, he had
, been characterized “the worst man in
the Senate’ who “had been discredited
as a complainant in a bribery scandal
voted by his own colleagues in the Mi
ssissippi State Legislature as “unfit to
sit with honest upright men in a res
pectable legislative body” and other
things not complimentary.
Mrs. Talmadge was peeved with la
Luce because of the latter’s recent act
ivity which resulted in the relaxation of
The DAR Constitution Hall _ban on
Negro artists appearing in the only
suitable public auditorium in the Dis
trict of Columbia. Mrs. Talmadge, eg
ged on by a wave of protest from with
in and without the organization, was
forced to announce last week that the
Tuskegee Choir would appear there in
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Joseph W. Martin, Jr., has a 1 wavs
been interested in passage of FEPC
legislation, said Mrs. Anna Arno] '
Hedgeman. executive secretary of the
National Council for a Permanent FE
PC. in an interview today. His signa
ture on Discharge Petition No. 4 has
great significance because of his posi
fion as Minority Leader of the House
f Representatives. Only 40-odd signa
tures are still needed to complete the
petition and bring the bill to the floor.
It is hoped that Mr. Martin’s lead
ership in the matter will be a cha'lenge
to other Republicans who. we believe,
recognize the fact that the voters are
watciling to see whether the Republi
can Party keeps its platform pledge.
NATIONAL FEPC CLOSES OFFICE
With the closing of the offices of the
President’s Committee on Fair Employ
ment Practices today, The National'
Council for a Permanent FEPC sent
the following telegram to its coordina
ting national organizations and local
councils throughout the country.
“Wartime FEPC offices closed today.
Senate conference committee has den
ied funds for completion of final FEPC
report requested by President Truman.
This wipes out FEPC and suppresses
information about unfair employment
practices with one stroke. Permanent
FEPC bills must be passed by this
same Congress. Deluge the President,
Demoanttis national chairman Bobt.
Hilarity was the order of the day
on the Queen for a Day program when
85 year old Emma Jane Richardson
admitted to Emcee Jack Bailey that
she’d "done just about everythinfi there
was to do. Except, she added laugh
ingly, "I‘ve nev*r danced a ig for you
Egged on by Bailey and other mem
bers of the cast. M s. Richardson went
I into a live’v dance, giving literal proof
| of her contention that she’s just as
active as th ■ next one, in spite of her
E. Hannegan. Republican national
chairman B. CaTnll Reece, Sen. Alben
Barkey, Sen. Wallace H. White, Jr..
House Ma.ioritv Leader John W. Mc
Cormick and House Majority Leader
Joseph W. Martin. Jr., with requests
for passage of FEPC bills at onc°. Mo
bilize your entire community. Only a
gigantic outcry will succeed.
Anna Arnold Hedgeman, ex. sec’y<
NE\J YORK —Out of the mail bag
at the national NAACP offices today,
came this touching note. It was sealed
in an envenpe together with a folder]
containing 50 dimes neatly tucked into!
even rows. The note read, “Please ac-!
cept the 'Widow’s Mite” to help you
in the fight for :u=tice in this demo-|
cracy’, signed E. J. Carmon'a.
AiriilCliLl btic CHiEF ^/|>S FOOD
SITUATION MAKES OPA EXTEN
SION A MUST
WASHINGTON, D. C.-Soundphoto—
Secretary of Agriculture Clinton W.
Anders n waxed eloquent as he told
members of the Senate Banking Com
mittee, holding hearings on the OPA
extension bill, that the present critical |
food shortage throughout the world
makes extension of price control im
“Citizenship in Action Around the World”
Mamaroneck, NY.—Girl Scouts celebrating the thirty
fourth anniversary of girl scouting in the United States.
Girls of al races, creeds, and colors paticipated in the aetiv
itries built around the theme: “Citienship in Action Around
the World.” Thousands of Negro girls throughout the
United States participated in the celebration. Negro girls
have joined Girl Scouting in large numbers during the past
few years, more than a 300 percent increase has been noted
in their numbers from 1940 to 1945. Many young people
are on the waiting list to join the scouts, simply because
there are not enough trained adults to aid in setting up and
conducting new scout troops.
COAL \tl)ERS, OPERATORS RESUME ISEGOTIATIOISS
W ASHINGTON, D. C.-Soundphoto—
The deadlocked negotiations between
John L. Lewis and the mine operators
were resumed last week in Washington.
Photo shows Paul Fuller, Conciliator,
Edward F. McGr'ady, Special Concili
ator called in by the Labor Department
Ezra Van Horn, Chairman of the Con
ference, John T. Jones, Secretary of
the Conference, John L. Lewis, head
of the miners and across the table fa
cing Mr. Lewis, Charles O’Neill, head
of the operators.
Form a Basis for
Hot sandwiches are a welcome
treat for quick lunches. They may
be prepared with ground meat,
cheese or cold meats and flavorfully
garnished with tomatoes, mustard,
onions or mayonnaise.
It’s eat and run in most house
holds for lunch time because the
children must run
back to school
or husbands must
hurry back to -
work. If foods -
are prepared in
advance, however, even the quick
lunch can be nourishing and satis
Sandwiches, of course, are an old
standby, but they should be rounded
out with soups and salads instead
of just a beverage and a piece of
cake. Cold meats are easy to use.
but they can be served warm to
add more appetite appeal to the
Left-over veg'tabier from the
night-before dinner, when well
chilled and mixed with crisp greens,
make an appetizing salad. They
may also be used, along with left
over meat, for delicious soup which
is so welcome with a fairly dry
food like a sandwich.
If sandwiches are served, the des
sert should be preferably a pudding
or ice cream to give contrast.
These, too, are easily prepared in
the morning and will be ready to
serve for lunch.
1 have chosen a number of sand
wiches called “burgers" which I
think you will find highly suitable
for that quick noon-day get-together.
Combine 1*2 pounds of ground beef
with 1 egg. 1% teaspoons of salt and
V4 teaspoon pepper: mix thoroughly
but lightly. Shape into large patties
about Vi inch thick. Heat bacon drip
pings until sizzling hot in a heavy
skillet, lay patties on it and brown
quickly on both sides. Reduce heat,
cover and cook slowly about 8 to 10
minutes. Place on plain or toasted
bun. serve with tomatoes, onion,
mustard or mayonnaise.
Liver Sausage Burger.
Remove casings from slices of
liver sausage and brush both sides
with butter. Pan fry in heavy skil
let, turning to brown on both sides.
Pan fry bacon until crisp. Arrange
bacon and liver sausage on split
plain or toasted bun. Serve with
mustard or mayonnaise.
Mix lVi pounds of ground beef
with V* cup milk. 1 teaspoon salt
__ and Y4 teaspoon
1 pepper. Form into
1 six patties about
1 3 inches in diam
^ eter. Cut six
slices of cheese
^ slightly smaller
than meat pat
^ ties. Mix % cup
|| chili sauce and 2
teaspoons horseradish. Pan fry
meat patties in bacon drippings or
butter slowly for 10 to 15 minutes,
turning several times as they cook.
Spread with chili sauce and horse
Make the most of yonr fruit:
Apples for baking are more at
tractive if the skin is peeled in
stripes from the upper half of the
apple. Use a moderate oven for
All fruits should be washed be
fore using. Spraying of the leaves
often leaves a deposit on the
Bananas will not darken if
dipped in lemon juice when
Grapefruits and melons will
keep fresh if wrapped with
waxed paper when cut.
Roll oranges and lemons until
slightly soft before squeezing. The
juice will flow more freely.
Lynn Chambers’ Menus.
•Cheeseburgers with Buns
♦Cranberry Parfait Cookies
radish and top each pattie with a
slice of cheese. Broil until cheese
melts. Serve on plain or toasted buns
with tomatoes, onions, relish or I
Here are two rich hearty soups
which you might like to serve with
any type of sandwich. These, of
course, may be made ahead of time I
as soup will improve in flavor on |
1 onion, sliced
% cup celery, diced
V* cup chopped green pepper
M cup butter
1% quarts of meat stock
1% cups diced potatoes
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 cup cream, whipped
Simmer onion, celery and green
pepper in butter
about 15 min
utes. Add flour
and stir until
well blended; i
then add meat I
Cover and allow
to simmer one I
hour. Add cream just before serv
1 quart potatoes, diced
2 cups boiling water
2 tablespoons salt pork
1 medium onion, chopped
1 No. 2 size can of corn
2 cups milk
1 tabiespoon salt
% teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons chopped ’parsley or
% cup cream
Cook diced potatoes in boiling wa
ter for 10 minutes. Cut salt pork
in Vi-inch dice, saute and add onion.
Continue cooking until pork is brown
and crisp and onions are soft and
yellow; then add these, with the
corn, to the potatoes. Boil gently
until potatoes are tender; add milk,
salt and pepper. Bring to the
boiling point again and add parsley i
or celery leaves and cream. Serve
Two desserts which come to
mind for meals such as I’ve just
described are a Cranberry Parfait
and a Fluffy Fruit Ice. They are
light enough to contrast well with
soup and sandwich luncheons and
easy to make.
Light, fruity desserts offer taste
and color contrasts to rich, heavy
meals. Here, Cranberry Parfait is
served in tall glasses topped with
a square of jelly to make the des
sert more attractive.
Vi can cranberry sauce
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 egg white
% pint cream
1 teaspoon almond extract
Beat the cranberry sauce and
powdered sugar with a fork. Whip
the egg white and cream. Combine
the two mixtures. Flavor with the
almond extract and chill. Serve with
a square of cranberry sauce.
Fluffy Fruit Ice.
2 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
2 tablespoons cold water
2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup syrup from mixed fruit
2 tablespoons lemon juice
% teaspoon salt
1 egg white, beaten
1 tablespoon sugar
Soften gelatin in cold water.
Bring sugar and water to a boil.
Add gelatin and stir until dissolved.
Cool. Add syrup, lemon juice and
salt. Pour into refrigerator tray.
Freeze until firm. Place in a chilled
bowl, break into pieces, and fold in
egg white which has been beaten
with remaining sugar. Return to
refrigerator tray and freeze until
firm. Mixed cooked or canned fruit
may be served as a garnish.
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Editorial—by Geo. H. McDavis, Advertising Manager
1. To present to the highly concentrated Colored citizenry
of Omaha and territory, a complete summary of the worth
while happenings and accomplishments of the Negro Race
in Omaha and throughout the world, Truthfully and with
out unnecessary racial agitations, that they may become
2. To deal with the Social side of their news. An under
taking which the cosmopolitan papers do not feel equipped
to deal with in full detail as yet.
3. To provide honest and honorable employment to
young Colored citizens, trained to follow the vocations of
printing and journalism.
4. To offer a reliable source of Advertising for the
Merchants who sell Millions of Dollars worth of Material to
this Negro Group each year.
FIRST POST WAR SHRINE
CIRCUS MAY 29-JUNE 5
With wartime restrictions on travel
eliminated, Tangier Shrine Circus offi
cials are expecting out-state circus
fans of all ages to pour into Omaha to
gge_the_ 17th Annual Show at the City
INSTITUTE OF HEALTH
TO BE HELD MAY 13
(Continued from Page 1)
sored by the Nebraska State Dept, of
Health in co-operation with the Alt
house School of Beauty, the Northside
School of Beauty, and the Watson
School of Beauty. The Institute will
"over phases of Social Hygiene and
Venereal Disease Control. Dr. Wesley
Tones, local physician, and City Clini
cian. who has received special training
,r> Venereal Disease Control, and Dr.
W. B. Quisenberry of Lincoln, Nebra
ska. Director, Division of Venereal Di
sease Control, Nebraska State Dept,
of Hea’th, and Public Health Specia
list, United State Public Health Ser
vice. will deliver the medical lectures,
and demonstrate and show medical
Ihe Institute will open with a lun
cheon May 13, to be held at the Sharp
Inn. Mr. Oscar Humble, Director, Bu
xeau of Examining Beards, State of
Nebraska Dept, of Health will be the
Mrs. Christine Althouse. well known
beautician and manager of the Beauty
School bearing her name, will preside
at the luncheon. All professional stu
dents and beauticians are urged to at
tend the one-day Health Institute on
Luncheon recervations may be made
by calling the L rban League Office,
WEbster 5020..Mrs. McGinnis.
GEN. BRADLEY TURNS
DOWN NAACP REQUEST
NEW YORK—In response to a rec
ommendation made by the NAACP
through its executive secretary. Walter,
White, in whichh it was pointed out
that a qualified Negro should be ap
pointed to the Veterans’ Administrat
ion, policy-making capacity. Genera!
Omar Bradley, Veterans’ Administrat
ion chief refused to take such action
on the grounds that such action in it
self would be discriminatory and de
trimental to the interests of other min
The NAACP lias attempted to inter
est governmental officials in the re
commendation for some time after re
peated complaints of segregation and
discrimination policies being practiced
'against Negro vets in most Southern
communities. The Association pointed
out the fact that the 13 branche offi
ces of the VA are more or less auto
nomous, and it would be exceedingly
unlikely that branches located in the
South would discontinue t^e tradition
al jim-crow policies of that section.
In addition to the letter to General
Bradley, Mr. White also sent a com
munication to Pres. Truman. In this
letter Mr. White stated:
“^e have not bothered to trouble
you with our ecorts with which you
are familiar to secure the appointment
of a qualified Negro in a policy mak
ing, policy-executing position with the
Veterans’ Administration because we
had reason to believe that General
Bradley would fake such reasonable
action. Our hopes in this regard have,
however, been considerably dimmed
and virtualy destroyed. I, therefore,
take the liberty of sending yob here
with self-explanatory copy of a letter
dated April 30th from General Brad
ley and copy of our reply.
“May we ask you to take such steps
as may be fitting in this matter?’.
Auditorium, May 29 to June 5, incl.
The termination of gasoline ration
ing and the easing of rail and but tra
vel are expected to make it much sitn
pier for residents of, communities sur
rounding Omaha to see the circus than
last year when travel was restricted to
only that which was necessary’.
to meet the expected increase in
number of circus-goers 'as a result of
the new travel situation, two more ma
tinee performances than were given it*
Matinee For Shut Ins..
Nightly performances will be given
throughout the week's engagement with
the exception of Sunday, June 2, ot*
. w tich date no shows will be staged.
The four matinees have been scheduled
'as follows: Thursday, Decoration Day,
May 30; Saturday, June 1; Tuesday,
June 4, and Wednesday, June 5.
The Tuesday matinee will be a spec
ial performance for crippled children
A preview of what patrons can ex
pect at the Seventeenth Annual Circus
w as outlined by Dr. Fred F. Whitcomb
general chairman. Dr. Whitcomb said
that those attending the show will find
it fully up to past standards, not to
mention the incorporation of a number
d entirely new acts.
Hrtnnaford Family Featured
Dr. ) W hitcomb stressed that the ever
popular clowns will be going through
their antics in even gre'ater number
than previous years. He also viewed
the end of the war as a boost for the
animal portion of the circus, which will
include such traditional entertainers'
as trained seals, bears, plumed school
horses and ponies.
Among the featured performers who
will appe'ar in the three rings will be
the Hannaford Family, a troupe of dar
ing bareback riders, and the Gallagher
Family, risley artists. In addition,
more than two hundred other perform
ers will take part in the nearly three
Arrangements for the circus are pro
ceeding rapidly under the direction of
Rink Wright, veteran circus showman,
who has contracted to produce and di
rect the circus.
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