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GALLOP TO VICTORY
I learn that one of our great men
is running for the Senate in the June
Primary Election. We must get be
hind this man, not because he is
colored, but because he stands fo
the rights of all men. regardless of
color or creed. Mr. Galloway is Act
J f: Editor of one ot tne greatest
papers west of Chicago. Courageous, I
fearless, he is a labor man of no
small ability. He stands with labor.
Br. Galloway has been a resident of
Omaha for many years, most of the
time in business, so let us Gallop to
Victory with Galloway.
Signed..W\ H. Triplett
RECITAL DRAWS PRAISE
/CONTINUED FROM P. I
heading of humerous. bet the audi
ence mainly composed of music lov
ers and a few musician® of some lev
el would have appreciated a bit more
of Washington’s talent display.
We think that Mr. Washington de
! tracts from his artistry by putting his
knee on the piano while announcing
Intermission followed thus:
In the fourth and concluding group
came the spirituals “Motherless Child”
by Burleigh; “Sweet Little Jesus Boy”
by MacGimsey; “I Stood on De River
of Jordan” bv Burleigh; and Prices’
“My Soul’s Been Anchored In De
It is commonly believed that only
the Negro can sing spirituals with
effect. Mr. Briggs lived up to this
commonly accepted item and really
treated the audience in his final group
! of selections. The initial number was
very well rendered. The softness and
tenderness of “Sweet Little Jesus Boy”
affected the audience very much so.
The third selection was masterfully
done. The melodious piano part added
to the beauty of the number. It seems
gg If Vfr. Rh'v'VC flic flppr* o r» cf f’ig
sould in the finale number of that his
soul really was anchored in be
This would have cln®"d the program
had not Mr. Briggs thrilled the mass
throng with his deep rich quality voice
floating over the Amvet’s Club, so they
j clamoured for more.
Mr. Briggs returned to do one of Mr.
Washington's own compositions “Let
L’e Break Bread Together”. This song
has a way of sneaking into your in
ward feelings and Briggs could sneak
The happy, smiling audience de
parted well pleased with having spent
an afternoon en'oyablv. Talking
with one another they expressed whole
hearted desire for a repeat perform
ance. Orchids to the artists for their
work and we all bid them God speed.
Elks Endorse Galloiray
(CONTINUED FROM P. 1
367, Chairman of Committee on ar
Col. R. McAlister has been appoint
ed State Commissioner of Transpor
tation for the entire Western Divi-1
sion. Contact is now being made with
sev(?-al Railtoad Companies on the
possibilities of an excursion to |he
Convention to be held in Buffalo, N.
V. in the latter part of August. It is
the wish of Iroquois Lodge. Cb»rokee
I Temple, and the Antler Guard that
the Mid-West be well represented at
the Annual Convention. All persons
interested in the trip to the conven
tion are asked to get in touch with
Brig. Gen. Emery Hichman or Col.
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'Round and 'Round You Go...
This “ 'round and ’round" the block hunt for a
parking space is a daily affair for many Omahans.
iWhy? BECAUSE THERE IS JUST ONE
GOOD PARKING SPACE in the downtown
district FOR EVERY SEVEN CARS. If you
are a “to and from work driver” or if you’re going
on a shopping trip, don’t waste time and extra
gas looking for a parking space. There is a better,
easier way. RIDE THE STREET CARS AND
BUSES. Omaha’s safe, dependable, public trans
portation system takes you right where you want
to go downtown.»»quickly • < . conveniently .« ■
•fid »t lower coat, r
DREAM STUFF '
In able grable recog
nizes dream bait she
sees it. A smooth junior
is fashion-wise, that is.
She picks a dress with the
stagline of the younger
set in mind. A strictly de
vastating smoothie, like
this Fashion Frock of the
Week, for instance.
All the lilt of a field of
dancing daisies has been
captured in the eyelet em
broidery yoke and midriff
that gives a come-hither
charm to this SweeTeen
heartbeat. The brief
sleeves are hardly sleeves
at all but a delightful ex
tension of the shoulders.
And the skirt swings out
from a wide midriff of ex
quisite eyelet embroidery.
A lovable teen-ager
picks a dress that is cut so
simply but adorned so ex
quisitely that it combines
the freshness of morning
with the enchantment of
James R. McAlister, who will be in
charge of tickets for the trip.
| Brig. Gen. Emery Hichman is hop
ing that as many units as possible
from this Order be able to attend the
Mid-West Convention IBPOE of W
which will be held at Waterloo, la.,
June 30 to July 2, 1946.
Iroquois Jr. Herd No. Fifty-tuo
After four years of Conflict that
has held our Drum-Bugle Corps (Na
tional Champion 1940 ) to a stand
still, we are once again striving to
bring before the public one of the
most outstanding Negro Dtuir.-Bugle
Corps in the country.
Tlyi Drum-Bugle Corps is under
the direction og £>n>. Charles A. Ham
ilton. retired veteran of two Wars. Mr.
Hamilton has served 32 vears in the
United States Army, and is recogni
zed as one of the outstanding Com
missioners on drums and bugles in
America. Irosuois Drum-Bugle Corps
is proud of a man such as Charles
NOTICE OF SPECIAL
PLACES FOR REGISTERING
FOR THE VOTERS
Notice is hereby given that special
places for the registration of voters re
siding in the city of Omaha have been
provided as follows to wit:
NORTH OMAHA ARE\
North Branch Omaha Public Library,
29th and Ames Ave. Basement. .North
Mondays and Tuesdays Mav 20, 21.
Urban League Community Center, at
2213 Lake Street; Fridays and Satur
days, May 17 and 18; 24 and 25.
Fire Engine House, 60th and Maple
Sts.; Wednesdays and Thursdays, May
22 aid 23.
SOUTH OMAHA AREA
South Side City Hall. 24th and “0”
Sts., Fridays and Saturdays, May 17
and 18; 24 and 25.
All of the above places except So.
Side City Hall will be open from 1
P. M. to 9 P. M. South Side City Hall
will be open from 9 A. M. to 9 P. M.
The above schedule is subject to dis
continuance in the event of lack of re
gistrations. Voters who prefer to do so,
may register at the Election Commis
sioner's Office at the Court House dai
ly from 8:30 A. M. to 4:30 P. M. ex
cept Saturdays to 12 noon.
Commencing Saturday May 25, and
extending through Friday, Slay 31st,
the Election Commissioner’s Office
will be open until 9 P. M. each day.
All voters (except those voting by
mail because of absence from Douglas
County ) who have not registered here
tofore. or who have otherwise, since
their last registration, by marriage or
otherwise, since their last registration,
changed their names or residence, must
register in order to vote at the Primary
Election June 11, 1946, and such vo
ters are respectfully urged to register
at their earliest convenience and there
by avoid unnecessary last minute con
Registrations will close Friday, on
May 31, 1946 at 9 o’clock P. M.
Dated this 8th day of May, 1946.
JOSEPH A. VOTIR '
Douglas County, Nebr.
Violinist Concert Receives
Clarence Cameron White, noted viol
inist, presented a superb concert at Si.
Johns Church Friday evening May 10.
His skill and accurate musical touch
as he presented each number, was won
derful to hehold. His reputation of na
tional and international fame as an
excellent violinist was well manifested
throughout his performance. It has
been long since we have heard and
witnessed such artistic ability of such
a rare note as Mr. W hite. Each note
he struck sent ripples of pleasure thru
When finished he was called back
for several encores giving them with
the same skill and controll as was
shown throughout his entire proram.
His audience was so impressed with
his music that they didn't want it too
Ou" praise wouldn’t be complete of
this fine concert without mentioning,
the excellency of Mr. White s accom
panist in the personage of Mr. Henry
Smith, his pianist.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence C. White
and Mr. Henrv Smith were the guests
of Mr. and Mrs. John Faucett and
daughter, 3231 Corby St. while in our
Mrs. White was very charming and
showed a great deal of enthuiasm an'1
pride in her husband’s work. Thev all
expressed their desire to come back to
our city in the near future.
HEALTH INSTITUTE HELu
FOR BEAUTY SCHOOLS
The Institute of Health dealing with
Social Hygiene was held exclusively
for professional and student heautiei
ans Monday. May 13. The Institute
was sponsored by the State Dept of
Health and the Althouse. Northside,
and Watson Schools of Beautv. The
luncheon meeting at the Sharp Inn Ca
fe was presided over by Mrs. Christ
ine Althouse. Mr. Oscar Hummel was
the guest speaker
The second session took place at
the Urban League with about 55 in
attendance. Mr. Ryland Melford of the
State Dept, of Health presided. Medi
cal movies and slides were shown and
sneakers were Dr. Wesley Jones and
Mrs. Maude McCarter.
“FREE ENCYCLOPEDIAS COST
DOTING PARENTS PLENTY
“Your child is one of a chosen few
in this city who have been selected to
received a free set of encyclopedias”.
Such is the bait used to hook hun
dreds of otherwise cautious parents,
through their most vulnerable spot,
pride in their own offspring, according
to the Better Business Burear.
The Bureau reports that one of the
catch-as-catch-can publishing compan
ies which trade on the reputation and
demand for encyclopedias created by
the well-known and established pub
lishers. has been active in various re
sidential areas of the city recently.
The proposition which opens up as
a free set, to get the salesman’s foot
in the door soon appears to involve a
small charge for annual supplements
to the encyclopedia. Ultimately after
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Easy Rides For 100,000 farmers
A Midwestern farmer, purchaser of the 100,000th hydraulic easy
ride tractor seat, trying out the seat over typical farm terrain near
the plant of the manufacturer.
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MONROE, MICH.—“Driving a
tractor over rough, uneven farm
land no longer is the bumpy,
‘hang-on-for-dear-life’ job it used
to be. For smoothness, it’s like
driving the family sedan on Sun
This was the report of the
farmer who drove here in his
automobile from his home several
hundred miles away to take de
livery of a new hydraulic, easy
ride tractor seat at the plant of
j the Monroe Auto Equipment
| company. He was the 100,000th
buyer of this new postwar proch
uct of the country’s largest inde
pendent maker of hydraulic shock
Combining the action of direct
double-iaction hydraulic shock ab
sorber, variable rate coil spring
and stabilrf r, the seat fits all
makes an. models of tractors
built since .>37. It cushions jolts
and side t ists of tractor driv
ing, and c, -ates with equal ef
ficiency wither the driver is an
80-pound or a 200-pound
the salesman has left and the flattered
and befuddled mother has read and
grasped the meaning of the contract
she has signed, she finds she is obli
gated to pay a substantial sum. The
price may even be more than that of
one of the better standard encyclope
dias, the Bureau warns.
In this scheme, copies of the actual
books are rarely shown, and the pro
spect is shown only photographs, ac
companied by verbal slick-talk by the
salesman who subtly leads the pros
pect to envision them as just like the
ones of a well-known publisher she
has already seen in a neighbor’s house.
The full extent of her error does not
become evident until the imitation «*n
| ovc'opedia arrives by express some few
weeks leter (and after the4 salesman
lias i ' t town ). She also discovers too
late that there is nothing in the writ
ten contract to support he saleman's
oral ssu-anco of "money back’ if you
“Read belo e v- u si^n and bews’v
of gift offers is the warning which the
Better Business Bureau stresses as the
most important safeguard acainst this
and similar schemes. If it isn’t in the
contract, don’t count on any saleman'=
promise being fulfilled.
To help track down ftau 's of this
kind and drive them to cover, the Bet
ter Business Bureau urges local cir
zens to revrt n-om"dv >n th" Bu
pnv rsep -n » *
timized. Better yet, call the Be*»»r po.
siness Bureau whenever in doubt, Be
fore You Sign. Bureau services are
SOUGHT IN METHOD OF
Public reaction to a nrooo<*ed plan t '
further*" reduce the number of money
raising campaigns »« sought y V it.r
Board of Governor'* of thp Omaha Com
munity Chest. Le'te^s this week were
sent to the boards of directors of its
member agencies and to a representa
tive cross section of contributors to the
annual campaign inviting these and ot
her contributors to express their opin
Traditionally, thp Chest has opera
ted on the principle to include in its
goal only operating funds which its
agencies were unable to obtain from
fees, endowments or other sources.
“No provision has been made for
depreciation or capital improvements”
Morris E. Jacobs. Chest president, said
“Now after 23 years, the Chest agen
cies have accumulated needs and are
seeking permission for supplementary
“While the Chest is sympathetic and
appreciates the necessity for certain
projects, it must at the same time be
concerned with the reaction on the
part of the donors and with the ulti
mate influence of these numerous cam
paigns on the total amount to be made
available for all agencies for operation
through the annual Chest drive”.
Present articles of incorporation pro
vide that no member agency may put
on a campaign, bazaar, etc., for any
purpose whatsoever without approval
of the Chest Board.
“Wisely or unwisely, the Chest board
has in some instances granted permis
sion to some agencies to put on a cam
paign for capital improvements”, Mr.
Jacobs added. The Board is therefore
confronted with the problem of allow,
ing all aeencies such permission, or
put a definite stop to all such camp
aigns and work out with the agencies
an overall solution.
“The only feasible solution of this
problem would appear to be the amen
ding of the articles in such a manner
as to provide that no member agency
can be permitted, even by the board
of governors, to put on an individual
campaign for capital expenditures. Ob
viously if such a change were made it
fould become the duty of the Chest to
assume the obligation of allocating
funds for agencies’ capital needs”.
The Community Chest was organiz
ed to unite in one annual campaign,
the appeals of accredited organizations
willing to subscribe to Chest principles.
‘The Chest board is of the opinion
that continued drives by these agencies
will sooner or later abolish the use
fulness of the Chest to its agencies”,
Mr. Jacobs said,
While authority is vested in the
Chest governors, the reaction from the
agencies and the public is sought as
a guidance before any amendment to
the present Chest constitution are un
dertaken. Obviously, it is impossible
to write all 72.000 donors to the Chest
but Mr. Jacobs has invited all contri
butors to express their ooinion by wri
ting the board at 736 World Herald
USDA OFFICIAL FAVORS NAT'L
Testifying on the National Health
Bill before the Senate Committee on
Education and f abo1-, 'ssistant Sec'v
of Agriculture C'ar’e0 F. P'annan an
nounced to dav t'-at 'he Wanner-Mur
ray-Dingell Bill has the full support of
the Dept, of Agriculture, and I am con
vinced that is has the backing of the
farmers of America.
Anoearing a« the ’•eoresenfative of
the Secretar of Agriculture, Mr. Bran
nan read a orena-ed s'atement which
emphasized the fact that the rural pc’
tion of the population r~ahe» up 4"
ne’-eent of the to'ah and the-efore, has
a large interest in the consideration of
any national health program.
XAPT "T F~vr'» Pr E. T. Tailor,
M. P. Sr Lull's. Missouri
\ t—nog <r'~l ir, a familv recently
move'l to our town is uvshle to hea
out of one ear. The mother told me
recently that her daughter’s deafness
resulted fro man attack of scarlet fever
Deafness in children can often be
traced to scarlet fever. This is opp of
""•”■-1 conscaa-'s which m»v follow
the disease. Scarlet fever strikes mos'
often at children under 15 years of
ace. although adults may catch it too.
While there are not as many outbreaks
of scarlet fever to day as there were
n '-w vears ago. it is a dangerous di
sease and is easily spread from one
person to another.
I remember a time when four child
ren in a nearby rural school came down
with it. In this particular case, we saw
that the children had caught the dis
ease because thev d-ank unpasteurai
zed milk which had been handled by
a person who had scarlet fever. The
milk the children drank had become
infected with scarlet fever germs. If
the milk had been pasteurized, the
germs W'ould have been killed and the
children w'ould not have become ill.
People catch scarlet fever by coming
in contact with someone who had tiie
disease. The germs may be conveyed
from one person to another by direct
contact or by drinking unpasteurized
milk or cream handled by the infected
Scarlet fever develops af'er exposure
to the gepm. The first sign is a sore
throat, which may be preceeded by a
slight chill. In a short time, the tem
perature rises. The fever may go high
as 104. 105 or even 105 degrees. With
in 48 hours a rash appears on the skin.
It is bright scarlet in color and lasts
several days. The child is usually ill
for three or four weeks and shoud be
kept in bed at least that long. He must
not be permitted to go out before the
end of six weeks.
It is important that the patient with
scarlet fever be kept away from other
people because they may catch the
disease from him. He should be put
to bed in a room by himself or sent to
a hospital which cares for people with
If the child is kept home, one per
son should be responsible for taking
care of him and no one else be allow
ed in the room except the doctor. The
person caring for the patient should
wash her hands thoroughly every time
she leaves the room and before she
handles any food lest she convey the
germs to other members of the family.
Any other children in the family
should be sent away from home if pos
sible. If this cannot be done, they
should not be allowed to go near the
room where the patient is.
A doctor should be called in as soon
as the child becomes ill. He will know
what medical care the child needs and
will also advise the mother on how to
get a public health nurse to help the
mother take care of the patient.
As I have mentioned previously, one
of the dangers of scarlet fever is that
it may weaken some organ of the body
so that other illnesses follow. The most
common complication is ear trouble,
which may cause deafness. The kid
ney and the heart may also be affected
by scarlet fever. To prevent complica
tions, the scarlet fever patient should
AN OMAHA GUIDE?
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.
USO Honors Soldier for Length of Army Service
Cheyenne. Wyo.: Technical Sgt.
Peter Lewis, with 25 years and
seven months of service to his
credit, receives from appreciative
Cheyenne citizens a cash gift which
is being presented at the 18th
Street USO by Mrs. Spencer Cave,
herself a top-flighter* in length of
hours of USO volunteer service.
Military, state and city officials at
tended the ceremonies. Sgt. Lewis
was one of the first 2oO Negroes to
reach the front in 1917. After IS
months in France, he was congrat
ulated personally by General Persh
ing. Among other posts, he has
been stationed in the Philippines
and on the Mexican border. Today
he is bandmaster at Fort Warren,
CHAPUN TO MAKE
Charles Chaplin will make his firs!
picture in six years when he appears
this fall in his own production "Com
edy of Murders”, which will be re
leased through United Artists.
Appearing with Chaplin in her most
important role to date wll be Martha
Raye. Chaplin, for the first time in his
career, will not appear as the famous
“Charlie,” but will be seen as a dap
per little Frenchman whose brazen acts
astound French society.
“Comedy of Murders” will go into
production on June 3 and will require
58 sets necessitating the renting of
additional space outside the Chaplin
Studios proper. Chaplin’s last picture
released in 1940, vas “The Great
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