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SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1946 OUR 19th YEAR—No. 16 * 10c Per Copy ★ March 8, 1874. Publishing Offices at 2420 Grant Street, Omaha. Nebr
SECY OF INTERIOR SPEAKS AT HASTE'S INAUGURATION
RABBIT’ BILLIE WILLIAMS. Exotic JUNE DAVIS HEADS AMVETS* SPECTACULAR FLOOR SHOW ;
The All-Star Floor Show at the new
AMVETS Club, 24th and Miami Sts.,
is a knockout—A show full of comedy,
music and exotic dancing.—BIG TIME
STL FF and we don’t mean maybe!
The new floor show which recently
completed its engagement at Scott’s
Theatre Lounge in K. C., got under
way at the beautiful AMVETS Club
last Tuesday night and will appear ev
ery night for two weeks. There will be
a change of routine every 3 days.
9:30 and 11:30 is floor show time and
in between you may dance to the love
ly sweet-swingie tunes of Basie Givens
and his orchestra.
Heading the grand show are Rabbil
comedien extraordinary, featuring his
comedy doll dance; then there is Billie
Williams, M. C„ swing violinist and
vocalist; and last but not least is the
beauifuL, talented June Davis, featur
ing something new and different in
acrobatic dancing. It’s a show which
since its first night's performance, has
been playing to capacity crowds.
Mr. Paul Allen and Mr. Harold i
Whieside wish to announce that the
Club will have a Cocktail Hour every
day from 2 to 6 pm. and that the new
ly decorated Club rooms are open to
you for parties and banquets. For
reservations call JA-9256.
Mr. Herbert McCaw, president of
the AMVETS organizations urges that
all veterans of World War II come on
in and join the fellowship of a grand
JOIN THE AMVETS TODAY!
LOCAL AND NATIONAL NEWS Per Copy AND WORTH IT»~ “To Sell It, ADVERTISE**
THE COMMON DEFENSE by Rev. Wm. C. Kernan
An American cemetery somewhere in Europe filled
with Crosses and Stars of Davis. In the foreground, the
grave of an American soldier. ^ hat was his name!
Adams? Kelly? Cohen?
Certainly his face didn’t look like much when they found
him. But his “dog tag*’ told who he was.
He was NOT an Inknowm Soldier. And does it matter
whether he was Protestant, Catholic, or Jewish?
He fought American. He died American. He WAS
He makes you prouder that you are American.
| But what of his brothers—by the million—here at home
„ . . of every blood, of every color, of every creed?
I Are they different because they're alive i
Is the only true democracy in uniformed death?
On this Memorial Day let us pul a stop to the prejudice
and hate-mongering—the whispering and rumor-spreading
which can only divide and weaken America by setting race
against race, religion against religion, class against class.
Let us unify America—make America strong—by respect
ing our neighbors, by defending their rights, by obeying
the biblical law of love.
Let us honor our heroic dead by living for the principles
for which they died.
When you find anyone—yourself included—thinking,
speaking, acting, with racial or religious prejudice—STOP
If Adams, Kelly, or Cohen was good enough to die for us,
he’s good enough to live with us
As an equal.
-by LAWRENCE P. LEWIS-'
By Lawrence P. Lewis
Soon Our Street will be crowded
with new cars as well as the old cars.
Let’s protect the youngsters, who
might by their lack of foresight run
into the streets for their ball or their
marbles. In driving, drive carefully. It
doesn’t have to be my child, or your
neighbor’s child, but it could be yours.
In most accidents of this kind it is
not the dirver’s fault, but regardless
whose fault, it will not bring back my
child or yours. We can keep sorrow
away from many homes if we drive
carefully and safely, not only keeping
an eye on how we are driving, but on
what others close to us are doing.
Drive carefully — save a life — be
blessed by God.
• * *
Girls, Girls, and more Girls, of
course I would like to go over to the
Y. W. C. A. Who wouldn’t? I primped
up a bit and eagerly set out for my
As I approached the Y. W. C. A. on
22nd and Grant I saw nothing but
baby buggies. I thought at first I was
at the wrong place, but taking an
other look to be sure, I felt quite cer
tain that before me was the North
side Branch of the Y. W. C. A.
I lost a little of my courage and
[felt a little chill before entering, but
C. C. Galloway, Candidate for State Senator
Opens Campaign Headquarters
as I entered, tiny faces greeted me;
smiling, talking, and a few crying
softly, every once in awhile, letting
out a yell.
“Miss Geneva Bumey, is she here?”
“Yes she is,” a charming Miss an
swered. “Go right up the steps and
you will see her office.”
I turned to walk up the steps, and
said, ‘111 see you later. Thanks a
“Good morning, Chester,” Miss
Bumey said. “You’re ? little late,
“My name is not Chester, but I am
sorry about being late,” I answered.
“What are all of those babies doing
down there? I know you are now in a
membership drive, but I didn’t know
that you had members so young, ’ I
Miss Bumey studied a moment,
then said, “Oh, today is Tuesday, and
on that day the Visiting Nurses Asso
ciation holds Baby Clinic Day here
at the Y. W. C. A.”
“Can anyone bring their baby
here?” I asked.
“It is non-racial, is opened to fam
ilies of limited income,” she an
In a few minutes the business I had
with Miss Bumey was over and I
walked into the office of a young lady
I have often seen, but couldn’t place
“What is your name,” I asked.
“Mary Harris,” the polite young
“I am seeking information,” I said. ■
“Could you tell something about the
Y. W. C. A., Miss Harris.” j
“It has been so long since I was
really active in the Y. W. C. A. You
see,I was in Washington, D. C. for
two years, and I have only been back
since fall. But I will do my best. On
the wall there is a placard and on it
is written the Y. W. C. A.’s full pur
pose,” she said.
I read the placard slowly and on it
were these words. (Our purpose) “To
build a fellowship of women and girls
devoted to the task of realizing in our
common life those ideals of personal
and social living to which we are
(CONTINUED ON PAGE 4
NEW "Model” PLAYGROUND FOR CHILDREN OPENED
Top, Left to Right:
1. Wallace Grey, pitcher for Long
School Junior Baseball Team limber
ing up at 20th and Burdette Ball Park.
2. Milton Lee Sherman, 2121 No. 24th
St. sitting on Slide at Fontenellt Play
3. Boyd Galloway, Jr. and Guineviere
Anderson riding tricycles on concrete
run-way. Guineviere attends St. Bene
4. Little Sharon Beard, standing on
the Jr. Slide, hasn't quite made up her
mind yet. Standing behind is Virgil
and Sherry Beard. Corby Street Play
Bottom. Left to Right: At Corby St.
1. Frankie Russ, center, is seen gett
ing ready to drink from one of the
playground's water fountains; with I
Sherry waiting. To the side is Robert
Davidson and Wilbur Billingsley.
2. Youngsters on Trapeze Poles.
3. Shirley Beard, Jeannette Horne,
Sylivia Kelley and Peggy Union on
BY LAWRENCE P. LEWIS
On Monday. May 20th, we visited
the Model Playground at 24th and
Corby Sts. which was sponsored by the
Good Fellows Fund. The World Her
ald and the Park Dept. Most of the
play fixtures were up and a beautiful
blanket of green surrounding the en
closure, was beginning to show through
the straw. It has been a long time
since I have seen so many children
together, playing and having fun. Of
Twin Slide at Corby St. Playground:
Among those in this group are:
Shirley Ann Beard in the foreground,
2805 No. 25th St., St. Benedict's School
Emmett Ashby. 2209 No. 25th St„ of
Lake School; Norman Carpenter, 2030
Maple St.. Lothrop School; Lonnie
Morrow, 2906 No. 26th St„ Howard
Kennedy School; Oscar Redden, Jr.,
2026 Miami St„ Lothrop; Alfred Hall,
2221 No. 25th St„ Lake School; Arth
ur B. St earn es, 2515 Grant St., Lake
School; Russell Billingsley, 2207 No.
25th St, Lake School; Carl Bryant,
2515 Miami St, Lothrop School; Jim
my McCleridy, 2722 No. 25th St, Lo
throp School; Vernon Brown, 3516
Emmett St; Velma Lee Johnson, 2426
Burdette St, St. Benedict’s School;
Ernest Hill, 2823 Burdette St, St.
Benedict; Edward Gloss, 2225 No. 26
St; Melvin D. Hunter, 2216 Ohio St;
Earl Graves, 2106 Lake St, Lake Sch
ool; Wesley Ashby, 2209 No. 25th St.
Kiddies Swinging at Fontenelle Play ^
Ground. Seen in this group are: Ann
i Sherman, Nancy Washington, Margar
et Taylor, Percy Hall and Lawrence
course I admit that it took Al, the pho
tographer, quite a whi]e to persuade
me to go to the playground with him.
I generally feel more at home with the
grown-ups, but now I am beginning
We were not there five minutes be
fore the children began crowding
around us, because they had a feeling
we were there for something special.
I could not but help laughing at the
small boys, taking their shoes off, and
playing in the sand. It had been so
long since I had done the same thing,
and believe me, I wanted to do it
Little Shirley Ann Beard with her
litle sister, dashing about, too ener
getic to keep still, until A1 called them
over to take their picture. A young
man about 8 years old, grabbing my
hand, saying: “Aw come on, let’s go
i down the slide”.
“Swell, isn’t it”, A1 said while ad
justing the lense of his Graflex, which
brought out all of the seasonal beauty
in colors. “I understand”, he contin
ed, "that they contributed more than
$8,000.00 to build this Model Play
“You can’t measure places |ike
these by terms of cash”, I answered,
“hundreds of thousands of men died
in order for our children to laugh and
play. Can you measure lives by money?
When I see these boys and girls laugh
ing, talking, forming friendships, some
of them lasting a lifetime; I cannot
think in terms of money, but in hap
piness and good boys and girls, who
are not thinking of war. death and de
struction, but who are building their
lives amid pleasant surroundings and
pleasant friends.” S
A1 was taking pictures and I was
conversing, but the youngsters asked
me so many questions. I decided to Jet
them do the talking.
“Do you like this playground?”, 1
asked. They all answered in unison:
“Yes, very much!”
“Will our pictures be in the paper?”
They wanted to know.
“Sure, this week, me and A1 promi
sed them”. “Oh goody”.
And by the smiles on their youthful
faces, it was easy to see that it was
their playground and would play as
great a part in their development as
their home, their school and their
| Being in the spirit, we decided to
| visit the other nearby playgrounds.
Over at the 20th and Burdette ball
park we found Coach Marty Thomas
putting his Junior League ball players
through their limbering up excercises.
But the big game hadn’t gotten under
way so after visiting around and list
ening to the players from the various
teams debating the merits of ball
players both local and national, we
journeyed up to the FonteneJIe play
ground where the youngsters too, were
enjoying themselves. Note the hand
some young man with the big smile,
sitting in the slide, he is none other
than Master Lee Sherman, 2121 No.
• IT PAYS TO.
• For Greater Coverage
ADVERTISE in the Guide
C. C. Galloway, veteran North Oma
ha business man and newspaper pub
lisher, opened his Campaign Headqu
arters this week at 2418 Grant St. with
an energetic staff of workers. Galloway
says he is basing his campaign on his
Record and Performances.
“I believe alt candidates for Public
Office should be willing to run on
their Record of Actual Performance." |
Galloway stated when interviewed on
Monday “And with this in mind, I am
releasing a detailed report on my Civic,
Political and Business Record, as well
as my Platform. I sincerely hope that
the other 5th District Candidates will
submit their Records for Public In
spection in order that the Voters may
judge from all of our respective Re
cords as to who will give them Sin
cere, Progressive and Active represen
tation in the State Senate”.
“I do not believe in Mud Slinging”,
Mr Golloway continued, “that, in my
estimation, is an out-dated method of
trying to befog and befuddle the pub
lic and to camouflage the vital issues
or to cover up for the lack of them.
The modern voter expects more act
ion and achievements and less empty
talk. My activities in the interest of
civic and - economic betterment have
never been restrained or repressed and
I believe that the good citizens of the
5th Legislative District are desirous of
having a man representing them who
will not let grass grow under his feel
or cob webs cover his eyes when their
interests are at stake”.
The Omaha Guide wishes to state
that it’s columns are opened to all can
didates of the 5th District who wishes
to state their platform to the Puplic;
without any charge whatsoever.
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1. Make an ALL-OUT effort to win the Peace,
2. Safeguard our theory of individual Liberty.
sioi 3 continue to give labor a square deal.
|| 4. Protect, defend and promote Agriculture. m*
|* 5. Help Little Business as well as Big Business. J \
(a ^ 6. No new taxes and no increase in old ones. n *
7. Provide ASSISTANCE FOR THE AGED. £5
.ao-mwEtTST. g Be preparexj to me€t the problems of the Post S3
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11 A VOTE FOR GALLOWAY IS A VOTE FOR
*S YOUR WELFARE.
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Roosevelt Post ho. 30 To Hold
Memorial Services; To Parade
Theodore Roosevelt Post No. 30,
American Legion, will hold their An
nual Memorial Services Sunday, May
26th, 11 o’clock am. at St. Johns AME
Church. Parade starts at 10:30 am.
All veterans are invited.
Veterans are asked to meet at 10 a.
m. Sunday at American Legion H. Q.
wearing Army uniforms if possible.
Each year the Business and Profes
sional Women’s Club entertains two
8th grade girls from each school in
the city at a tea. The girls are chosen
for outstanding citizenship and achieve
This year Miss Joan McCaw, the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur B.
McCaw, 2806 Ohio St., and Miss Em
ma Jenkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Albin Simmons, 2922 Grant St., were
chosen to represent Howard Kennedy
School. The Tea was held Sunday May
19, at the Elks Club. A talk was given
by Mrs. Charles Meade and a music
al program presented by the Union
Governor Hastie, Governor Decast ro.
Governor Tugwell, Commissioner Pi
nero, ladies and gentlemen:
It gives me great pleasure on the
occasion of my first visit to the Vir
gin Islands to join with you in inau
gurating your new Governor. This is
both a festive and a solemn occasion.
It is a time for taking stock of our
accomplishments and for rechecking
our policies in the democratic admin
istration of the territories under the
jurisdiction of the United States.
The Congress of the United States
is the policy-making branch of our
democratic Government. The Depart
ment of the Interior and the Gov
ernor of the Virgin Islands administer
the policies laid down by the Con
gress. Congressional policy has been
to help the people of the Virgin Is
lands to help themselves. Congress
believes that the most effective action
to resolve your problems is not that
conceived in Washington but that
which is inspired and developed with
in the Islands.
The Department of the Interior has
the primary responsibility of seeing
that the Governor is a man who un
derstands the problems which con
front him, a man who can get along
with the people he is to govern, a
man with the intelligence and imagi
nation to work out with you a con
structive program for the advancement
of the Islands, helping the people
most by putting them in a position to
help themselves. It is also the policy
of the United States Government to
consider the aspirations of the people
in the territories themselves in estab
lishing governmental controls. The
eventual attainment of self-govern
ment for the territories is the funda
J mental goal toward which our policy
The Governorship of the Virgin Is
lands is a challenge to the ability and
wisdom of any man. I do not have to
catalog for you the number of excel
lent reasons why William Hastie will
make a great Governor. Governor
Hastie has what no other Governor
before him has had as he began his
term of office: a thorough knowledge
of the social and economic problems
of the territory and an understanding
of the people themselves. This knowl
edge was acquired during his work
as Assistant Solicitor of the Interior
Department and later during the 25
months he spent as Judge here in,the
Federal District Court.
Your affection and enthusiasm for
William Hastie, expressed through
communications to the Congress and
the President and to the Department
of the Interior, as well as editorial*
and news comment in your newspa
pers have demonstrated your approval
of his appointment. This expression
has given us the feeling that Governor
Hastie’s appointment is the next best
thing to his having been chosen in a
In his capacity as Assistant Solici
tor of the Interior Department Gov
ernor Hastie had much to do with
the drafting of the Organic Act of the
Virgin Islands—legislation which has
been tested through use of almost 10
years. Its revision now in the direc
tion of an increased measure of self
government is of paramount interest
to you. One of the recommendations
made by your Organic Act Reform
Committee that the Islands be en
titled to a Resident Commissioner ha*
been incorporated in a bill which I
will soon recommend to the Con
gress. I know you want the fight to
elect your own Governor, and I know
that that provision too will come with
Governor Hastie has a great oppor
tunity. I am sure that he will prepare
a practical program to build a firm
economy for the future development
of the Islands. I am sure that under
his administration private capital in
vestments will be encouraged and
larger markets will be built up for lo
cal products and that the tourist trade
will be promoted.
You will always find the Depart
ment of the Interior ready to give all
the aid it can to practicable projects.
But I cannot emphasize too strongly
the importance, for your political and
economic future, of a demonstration
through legislation and administrative
programs that you are able to plan
and build for yourselves.
We have all come here with high
hopes that a new period in the history
of the Virgin Islands is about to be
gin. Certainly we are being given a
unique opportunity to test the ability
of democracy to solve difficult politi
cal and economic problems. The abil
ity of democratic society to correct
the inequalities, artificially estab
lished, which deny economic or poli
tical freedom because of race, color or
creed is a basic test of our govern
mental system. You here and we in
Washington are partners in a pro
gram which will bring cerdit to us all
and to the cause of territorial popula
tions the world over. Under Governor
Hastie’s intelligent guidance and en
couraging leadership I am confiident
that the impetus for a solution of the
Island’s destiny will come from the
Islands themselves. I pledge the co
operation of my Department to him
and to you in working out that des
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