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GUEST
Column
Edited by Verna P. Harris
By Harold J. Gibbons
Director, St. Louis Joint Council
O United Retail, Wholesale and De
partment Store Employees of
America, CIO.
Did someone say Jim Crow? >
Certainly, it was no one in the St.
Louis Joint Council, United Retail,
Wholesale and Department Store Em
ployees of America, CIO. For from
the very first, the Joint Council has
refused to compromise. Naturally,
there was a racial problem—St. Louis
is a borderline city where segregation
is in order in most industries and ac
tivities but where, unlike the South,
the Negro has no definite status. We
firmly believed we had to meet the
problem head-on—with no quibbling
and no compromise. We insisted on
fair employment practices in contracts
and fair handling of grivances in the
shops. The rule of “no compromise, no
quibbling” has won the day.
Our union leader reduced the pol
icy to simple tenns when he told a
shop meeting: “My President says no
discrimination is right; my priest says
no-discrimination is right; my union
says no-discrimination is right—and
what’s rght goes around here.’’ The
outright Negrophobes quickly realized
that they were under union rules and
if they didn’t like it they were out of
luck. Negroes and whites played on
the same softball team. On the news
paper, discrimination went by the
board. The Labor Co-op Theater
broke the color line for the first time
of any little theater movement in St.
Louis by casting Negroes and white
players from the rank and file of the
union on the same bill.
Then came the Health Center. The
companies and the union both recog
nized the need for a comprehensive
health and sick care program for the
workers. But what about Negroes?
There were some doubting Thomases
among the white workers, and the'
Negroes went about in unvoiced ap
prehension that here was one project
to which they would not be admitted
on an equal basis.
The medical staff was employed in
complete understanding that Negro
members and white workers were to
receive exactly the same treatment.
There is no segregation in the waiting
room and Negroes and whites wait
their turns in order, without reference
to color. When a Labor Health Insti
tute doctor answers a home call or a
hospital call, he doesn’t check first to
see whether or not the patient is Ne
gro or white—he’s there.
Negroes and whites alike receive
the full benefit of the complete diag
nosis and treatment—the same gen
eral practitioners and specialists give
their service.
The Labor Health Institute is fi
nanced by the employers who pay an
amount equal to three-and-one-half
per cent of the workers’ wages for the
health program. The money paid into
the health program is not a deduc
tion fro mwages or a substitute for
wages, but rather an added benefit.
And the union rule for no-discrimina
tion follows through.
A Negro doctor is on the Labor
Health Institute staff—not to treat
Negroes nor as a concession to policy
—but because he fills the qualifica
tions necessary. As a qualified physi
cian, chosen not only for his skill and
knowledge but for his understanding
of problems besetting working people,
he treats white and Negro workers
alike and has free consultive privi
leges with his white colleagues. No
one has protested our Negro nurse,
who does her work efficiently on the
same basis of pay and working condi-1
tions as the white nurses.
I he Labor Health Institute mem
bers are aware that segregation muet
not exist if our Health Institute is to
retain its true democratic spirit, and
that good health cannot be limited if
our community is to grow stronger.
Founded as it was on good will and;
cooperation, the LHI is one of our
greatest achievements, and we fer
vently hope it marks the beginning of
better health for all Americans—re
gardless of race, color, or creed.
One of the first principles of the
Labor Health Institute has proven
even more valuable to Negroes than
to white workers — the principle of
health care to prevent illness. Because
of the lower salaries paid in the past
to Negro workers and the enforcedly
low living standards, Negroes fre
quently live in an atmosphere of
more health hazards. Immunizations,
vaccinations, and the educational pro
gram in proper eating and healthy liv
ing are of special value to Negroes—
because previously such a program
has been virtually closed to them.
The physical examination which de
tects the first symptoms of illness is
doubly valuable—because in many in
stances, Negroes haven’t known where
to go or whom to see.
The Labor Health Institute is set
up on a principle of democratic con
, REGISTER AND VOTE. There are
I many amoungst us who generally wait
I until it is too late to register, and then
1 are unable to vote. All the time we
J really meant to register, but somehow
i time slipped by and we found oursel
1 ves not able to vote for the candidate
of our choice. We of the minority that
are given this privilege must use our
voting power to express our views.
DON'T FORGET, Register and Vote!
The latter part of June our commun
ity will lose one of its outstanding
families. When Mrs. Grayce Bradford
and her nine-year-old son, Gaines Tay
lor Bradford, entrain for Houston,
Texas, to join her husband, who al
i ready has the position of Executive
Secretary of the Hester Settlement
House, all on Uur Street will regret
their leaving.
.Mrs. Grayce Bradford has been em
ployed at the Urban League for eight
years. She has always been active in
social activities, making friends with
the young and the old, and always
carryng a smile for the many she meets
daily.
“Mrs. Bradford, how do you feel
about your leaving Omaha and your
many friends?” I asked.
“First I want you to know that I
! regret it deeply, leaving the many peo
ple in Omaha that have made my life
pleasant. Of course, I have always
liked the South. I was born in Mem
phis, Tenn., and attended Atlanta Un
iversity in Atlanta. Georgia. I later
taught school in Birmingham. I am
eager to go to Houston because it
will be like a new life, making new
friends, and surely more opportunity.
I have always enjoyed my work here
in Omaha, but when advancement
carries one to another city or" commun
ity, a person must go. I feel sure I
will like it in Houston”, she said.
It is hard to think of the Urban
League without thinking of Mrs. Brad
ford. Somehow it is difficult to ima
gine our community losing this out
standing family. I know I speak for
many when I say, “we regret your go
ing, but we wish you all the success
and happiness in this world”.
Mrs. Bradford has become a part
of our youngsters’ lives, some grown
now and married. Mrs. Bradford may
leave the Urban League and Omaha,
but for those thousands who have
known her for the past eight years,
when they think of the Urban League
they cannot but think of Mrs. Grayce
Bradford.
“May I help you please”, said the
charming young lady.
That started the conversation at
the 9 Center. 2522 North 24th Street,
and I enjoyed talking to the young ta
lented manager of the 9 Center Var
iety Store. Any small household or
personal article you can think of, they
seem to have.
I found out that her name was Mrs
Mae Simpson and another girl by the
name of Miss Mastalonia Pruitt also
was employed there. .1 found out
also that Mrs. Simpson was the man
ager.
“I see you were.in the Army. You
should know my husband, he was a
Lt. in the Army. He hasn't been home
long”, she said.
“I see you don't understand the army
I said, “The only Lts. I know are the
ones that bossed me around for almost
three years”.
“You like your work here”, I asked.
“Yes, I enjoy it very much. You
know the store is owned by a veteran.
Business has been pretty good and
more people are trading with us every
day”, she answered.
Although the store was nicely stock
ed with merchandise, I could tell by
looking at this polite and business-like
young lady that there was another
reason why business was getting belter.
In 1919. a gentleman came to Oma
ha to further his career in medicine.
Dr. Herbert Wiggins came to Omaha
from Bruton, Alabama. It is useless
for me to mention his many accom- I
plishments because every person in
Omaha who has come in contact with
him already know of them.
Dr. Wiggins received his Medical
Degree from the University of Michi
gan, and then began practising in the
state of New Jersey. From there he
went to Bruton, Alabama, and then
with a group of other professional
men. he came to Omaha. How fortun
ate our community is to have such a
man among us.
As many as three generations have
been treated by Dr. Wiggins. Just re
cently Dr. Wiggins delivered a child
of a couple, both of whom he helped
to bring into this world. Kindness,
understanding, and patience, have
made him a worthy doctor and friend
to thousands.
I talked with Mrs. Alice Harris.
Dr. Wiggins secretary, and during our
conversation, a gentleman came in
asking Mrs. Harris if she was Mrs.
Herbert W igcins. She smiled saying, j
“No Sir”. When the gentleman had 1
left. Mrs. Harris came over to me and
said, “That is the nicest compliment
I have ever had. To be as charming
and graceful, considerate and as un
derstanding. as Mrs. Herbert Wiggins,
is almost an impossibility for many of
us”.
It is Uur Street s sincere wish that
Dr. Herbert Wiggins continues for
many, many years to be even more
successful. He has the gratitude and
friendship of so many, and I am sure
that even Dr. Wiggins does not know
the number.
The American Legion at 24th and
Parker are now sponsoring an Ama
tuer Boxing Club. Mr. Dixon and Mr.
Hawkins are the trainers of the young
men, and from what I saw the other
night they are doing a bang-up job.
Fight fans will be glad to know that
more matches will be held in the near
future.
Uhen I first asked them about the
boxing matches. I thought for the min
ute they were going to ask me to
box one of the boys, so I blurted out,
“I m a fight FAN, but if you have any
of those youngsters that are not over
ten years old, and don't weigh over
eighty pounds, then I will box for a
round or two”.
There is more excitement in store
for the many who love aroatuer box
ing or sports of any kind. Well leave
trol. The Board of Directors are
elected by the membership, and the
membership is made up of rank-and
file who are covered by their Union
contract for the LHI. Everyone is
responsible to the Board which is, ini
turn, directly responsible back to the
people.
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Galloway To Seek Equal
Benefits for War Veterans
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• I believe that every voter should have an opportunity
to know and understand the policies advocated by a Candi
date. Having dealt, for 43 years, with the many social and
economical problems confronting the citizens of the 5th
District, I have not only become conscious of what we have,
but of what we Have Not, and What we Need.
• I want the voters to know that if I am elected to the
office of State Senator from the Fifh District; it will be the
voters' wish and the voters’ desire that I shall carry out to
the best of my ability.
• Once a laborer, but now a businessman, I understand
both the principles of labor and business. Twenty years in
the newspaper business have given me astounding inform
ation of social and economic conditions. All of these years
have been spent in the Fifth District. It is the Fifth Dis
trict that I am seeking to represent, and il chosen by the
Citizens of the Fifth District to represent them, it will be
their views and their desires of GOOD GOVERNMENT that
I shall carry out.
• ’iou and I know that it is not necessary in a country
like ours, the richest in the World, that people willing to
work and able to work, cannot find suitable employment.
ou and I know the great responsibility we all have to the
Many Veterans of this war, who are now without homes,
without employment. We must seek to relieve the Fifth
District of these and other conditions which are detrimental
to the Community Welfare.
• I ask for your vote because I believe myself capable
of carrying out the wishes of the majority of the people of
the FiFfth District. If elected, I will be a candidate chosen
by the people; and it is THE PEOPLE I WILL REPRESENT
as State Senator.
C. C. GALLOWAY,
Candidate for State Senator,
5th District.
it up to Dixon and Hawkins to train
the young men, at least we better, un
less we want to explain to out (tiends
that we bumped into a door, and we’ll
thank the American Legion for the
entertainment.
LILLIAN SMITH SEES NEW
GA., DESPITE TALMADGE
Although Eugene Talmadge is run
ning for governor of Georgia, Lillian
Smith believes Georgia has changed
recently. In a special analysis of the
Georgia political situation or HEAD
LINES AND PICTURES, Miss Smith
says: "Today, Gene Talmadge is
running for governor of Georgia. He
is still talking the same old insane
talk. Gene has not changed..but ihe
world has changed. And Georgia has
changed. I shall hold that this is true
even if Talmadge is elected our next
governor_”
Miss Smith points out the gains
made in Georgia recently. “Down in
Valdosta, they let the Negroes vote.
They voted quietlc and with dignity..
Over in Brunswick, near the coast, the
Negroes voted in large numbers; large
enough numbers to upset the old ma
chine and put in a new roster of coun
ty officials. I p in Augusta, a town ru
led by the Cracker Party for years,
the Negroes voted and the Crackers
tumbled out head over heels..It all
happened good-naturedly..”
The famed author of “Strange Fruit’
does not discount the pulling power
Talmadge has with the rural under
privileged white voter. “No one can
talk their language better than Gene
Talmadge. .It's so quiet that these
white folks like to hear the ping of
red suspenders snapping. They like
Gene’s jokes....”
Miss smith stated: White Geor
gians were relieved when the Supreme
Court of the United States made the
dcision that Negroes could vote in the
‘white’ primary. They were glad that
the Law had made it easy for them to
be moral. They were lightened to have
one more facial sin off their consrienre
Sometimes the writers couched their
reief in the half sneering language,
sometimes much face-saving was used
but their profound relief was obvious”
MARSHALL ONCE A
CURIOSITY IN OKLAHOMA
Springarn Award winner Thurgood
Marshall revealed in an interview with
Headlines and Pictures that five years
ago in Hugo, Oklahoma, when he tried
a case there schools were dismissed so
that everyone could see a Negro law
yer. The bailiff told Marshall “By
Gaud, you se is the first Negro lawyer
I ever did see”. Tension was high and
Marshall moved around every night
for safety. By the time the case was
tried, however, the bailiff was his good
friend, some of the townspeople were
NAACP members, and the judge was
sbscribing to the Black Dispatch.
Born in Baltimore, Marshall was not
allowed to gnpoll in the University of
Maryland because he was a Negro.
Lears later he had the pleasure of fil
ing a suit against the University to
cause the school to admit a Negro.
The suit was successful and there’s
been a Negro in their ever since”, add
ed MarshalL
His interest in civil rights cases
Memorial park deed given to city
As the City of Omaha accepts the deed to World War II Memorial Park . . . Mayor Leeman
(seated) receives the document from Robert H. Storz. Looking on—left to right—are Russell J.
Hopley, Frank P. Fogarty, and Commissioners Jensen, Weaver, Dolan, Towl and Trustin,—World*
Herald Photo. Story at left. i
The deed to World War II Memor
ial Park was formally transferred to
the City in a ceremony at the City Hall
Wednesday May 29th.
Robert H. Storz, Park Assn. Presi
dent presented the Deed to Mayor Lee
man at a meeting of the City Council.
Resolutions accepting the deed and
appointing an advisory committee were
offered by Park Commiss'oner Towl,
and approved by the City Council.
Dr. H. A. Burke, New Supt.
of Omaha Schools
..n • r iitflii'uitfflirmMiMiM—i
stems from his college days, according
to the Headlines and Pictures inter
view. “A small grouj) of us used to
sit up and conspire in the libary about
what we'd do to the Southern states
when we got out”, Marshall says of
those college days.
t Dr. Harry Axel Burke . . . i
, will be here July 1.
DR. HARRY AXEL BURKE, form
er Superintendent of Schools at Kear
ney and Gothenburg, Nebraska, and
now Superintendent at Great Falls,,
Montana, was elected to supervise
AUTOMOTIVE GOLDEN
JUBILEE PARTICIPANTS
The Marvin Dupree Choir, pictured ]
here, is one of the Negro organiza
tions playing prominent parts in var
ious events of the Automotive Golden
Jubilee, May 29-June 9, at Detroit.
MANY NEGRO GROUPS
PARTICIPATING IN AUTO
GOLDEN JUBILEE
DETROIT, MICHIGAN-—Civic spi
rited organizations among the numer
ous racial and nationality groups in
the Detroit area are playing promin
ent roles in the various events of the
Automotive Golden Jubilee.
Running from May 29 to June 9,
the celebration commemorates the 1st
runnings of automobiles in Detroit in
1946 and the first raising of the Amer
ican flag over the city..then just an
outpost of civilization in the old
i Northwest, .in 1796.
Numbered among the Negro parti
cipants in “Song of Our City” and the
(Jubilee Community Rally..just two of
! *he events on the 12 day program..are
j the Apollo Players, the Marvin Du
' pree Choir and the Robert Nolan choir
“Song of Our City”, the most spec
tacular musical ever to be presented
in Detroit, features a cast of over 500
and more than 1.000 singers and dan
cers. The Jubilee Community Rally,
! to be held at Briggs Stadium on Sun
| day, June 9, will hear Trygve Lie, Se
j cretary-General of the United Nations
■ who will come to Detroit for the sig
1 nificant occasion.
Dorothy Maynor and Lauritz Mel
choir, two of the most eminent concert
stars of the day, will sing at the Ral
! ly, augmented by a chorus of 3,000..
the largest choral group ever assem
bled in Michigan.
With unity of effort as one of its |
major keynotes, the Automotive Gol
denjubilee is looked upon throughout
the nation as a signal that Detroit and,
the automotive industry are prepared
now, as before the war, to contribute
increasingly to peace, production and
plenty in the years to' come.
REV. C. C. REYNOLDS
RETURNS TO CLAIR
METHODIST CHURCH
By appointment of Bishop E. W.
Kelly. Rev. C. C. Reynolds will begin
his sixth year as pastor of Clair Me
thodist Church, this coming Sunday
morning, June 2nd Rev Reynolds and
his delegation returned from their an
nual conference held in Denver last
week, Monday morning, reporting it
to be the greatest held in many years.
A large increase was reported from
the churches in conversions and mem
bers added to the church, also in be
nevolent giving. Those who attended
from Clair Church were Mrs. Louise
Wiley; Tenola Gray; Versie Bailey;
Clarence Reynolds Jr. and Rev. C.
C. Reynolds. Echoes from the con
ference will be given at the Sunday
morning service by those who atiend
ded. Rev. Reynolds will deliver the
sermons both Sunday morning and
night. Holy Communion will be given.
The Rev. G. D. Hancock remains Dis
trict Supt. of our Topeka District
which includes Clair Church.
OMAHA EMERGENCY FOOD
RELIEF COMMITTEE
BEGINS SAVING DRIVE
An intensive effort to make Omaha
people conscious of the conditions
among the starving people overseas is
Omaha schools at a special meeting of
the Omaha School Board Tuesday night
May 28th.
Dr. Burke succeeds Dr. H. M. Com
ing who left in March to become super
intendent of schools in Washington, D.
C.
ton, D. C.
under way with Mrs. Bess.'e Saxton and
Mavor Charles Leeman acting as co
chairmen of the Citizens Local Co
ordinating Committee for Famine Em
ergency Relief.
The following steering committee
was chosen by Mrs. Saxton from among
the more than thirty representatives of
organizations co-operating with the
food saving effort.
Kermit Hansen, American Legion;
Mrs. Pleasant Elwood. Jr. Red Crossy
Mrs. Stella Grey and Mrs. Gertrude
Brooks, Urban League; Mrs. B. E.
Koerner, League of Women Voters;
Mrs. Chas. Cook, Red Cross Canteen
Service; Louis Kavan, Independent
Grocers and Meat Dealers; Mrs. Net
tie Kibbee. Council of Church Wom
en; Mrs. Evalyn Halm and Mrs. Edi
th Bettinger, Technical Food Advisers,
Red Cross; and Col. Reuben Perley.
This steering committee met Friday
last and planned several publicity and
promotion projects for the next two
weeks; including a personal letter to
each minister of the city asking for a
sermon to bring home to their congre
gations the need for conservation of
food; a Red Cross mobile canteen that
will serve European-diet “hand-outs"
on street comers to publicize the need
for saving food and for relief abroad;
1 a one thousand calorie luncheon to be
. given June 10th.
mayor Leeman is proclaiming the
week of June 9th to 16th Food Con
servation Week for Famine Emergency
Relief. This proclamation will be is
sued Saturday, June 1.
A total daily diet of one thousand
calories is better than average in the
countries of Europe where food is so
scarce. The proposed luncheon will
show that even one luncheon of 1000
calories as scarcely nourishing, yet
many persons in Europe must get
along on that amount for the entire
day.
Miss Belle Ryan, Assistant Supt. of
Schools, will head a campaign to have
pupils encourage conservation of food
in the home.
Mrs. B. C. Koener, Mrs. Mary C.
Hyde. Publicity Committee
WAR DEPT. ALLOTS
VOLUNTEER QUOTA
Omaha, Nebr., May 23—To replace 1
officers with long servise andwho are
eligible for seperaton, and to maintain
a capably officered interim Army, the
War DDepartment has alloted quotas
for 6400 volunteers to return to active
duty.
Volunteers are sought from the ranks
of the National Guard andd Reserve
Officers of Army Air Forces, Army
Ground Fores and Army Service Forces.
This polcy will remain in effect until
the Army attans a permanent post-war
status.
Accepted applicants will be placed
on extended active duty in grade not
higher than that gradde held prior to
include fitness for general service, and
remaining on active duty until July 1.
1947, or longer. An efficiency index of
forty or bettrrr is required for field
grade volunteers, and 35 or better
for company grades.
Previous service in the AGF is
required of AGF officers, or an AGF
type unit, and must not have attained
thier 37th birthday. Company grade
volunteers will be accepted by AGF,
but field grade officers may volunteer
for duty in company grade, if they
have an efficiency index of 35 or bet
ter. Consideration will be given to
preferences for overheas assignment
indicated by AGF officers.
Officers accepted will be subject to
overseas assignment and downward
grade readjustment in the same manner
as other officers, but will not be down
graded below that grade held Decem
ber 7, 1941. Permanent National Guard
or reserve Corps grade will not be af
fected by reduction in AUS grade.
V arious branches of the service inclu
ded in the total allotment are the En
gineers. QM, SC, TC, Ordn., Chaplins,
CWS, BI, MAC, AGD. CIC, MC, DC,
JAG, CMP, Hospital Dieticians in the
MC and SC, Finance Department and
Veterinary Corps. The AAF allotment
is for non-pilot techncian techncian
specalists.
WAC officers and hosiptal dietici
ans, although not eligible for Reserve
Corps, are eligible for recall to duty.
Officers wishing to volunteer are di
rected to apply in writing to the Ad
jutant General, War Dept., Washing
THE NEGRO IN WORLD
WAR II; 92nd SUSTAINED
5,752 CASUALTIES
Almost 700,000 Negroes were serv
ing in the US Army at the end of
World War II, and 165,397 more were
in the Navy, according to the 1946
Encyvlopedia Britannica Book of the
Year. Nearly 8,000 were Army offipers,
50 held officers’ commissions in the
Navy and 60 women were enlisted in
the WAVES, says the Book of the
Year.
Included in the year book’s report
on outstanding Negro combat records
are the achievements of the 92nd divi
sion in the Pacific which “earned over
all creditable service and combat re
cords, with numerous instances of unit
and individual citations”. The 92nd
divison sustained 5.752 casualties and
receved a total of 12,0% awards, the
publication points out.
Authar of the Book of the Year ar
ticle on American Negroes. Alain Le
Roy Locke, professor of Philosophy at
Howard University, says, “In the last
stages of the European campaign, es
pecially in the 1st and 7th armies,
combat integration of white and Ne
gro troops was successfully tried.”
Locke’s article reveals that 2,600 Ne
gro volunteers were involved in dan
gerous engagements during the Battle
of the Bulge, the seige of Bastogne
and the rapid advance across ' the
Rhine as far as Nuernberg. At the
Bastogne seige, the Britannica Book
of the Year reports, Capt. Charles
I. Thomas of Detroit, Michigan, re
ceived the Distinguished Service Cross
and the 614th tank detroyer battalion
won a special unit citation.
Thirty-two Negro units received the
Amphibious Award, according to the
year book. Locke also points out that
the 99th pursuit squadron and the 332
fighter squadron, with a record of
261 enemy planes, received seven Dis
tinguished Flying Crosses, as well as
many other individual awards and
unit citations.
Col. B. J. Davis, Jr., who command
ed the Negro air force units in Italy,
was presented with a merit award and
was assigned to command the new
477th composite group at Godman fid.
Kentucky, according to the new arti
cle.
Locke states in his report. “The
official consensus about the Negro’s
war efficiency was favorable, and Ne
gro Army re-enlistments, at 18 percent
far exceeded both Aimy and popula
tion quotas”.
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BASIL O'CONNOR NEW
TISKEGEE CHAIRMAN
Basil O’Connor
Basil O'Connor, newly elected chair
man of Tuskegee'' Institute’s trustee
board is also chairman. The American
Red Cross and president of the nation
al Foundation for Infantile Paralysis.
Law Partner of the late President F.
D. Roosevelt, he is expected to be an
asset in furthering Negro education.
The election last month of Basil
O’Connor as chairman of the board of
trustees of Tuskegee institute recalls
the remarkable record of inspiring and
capable leadership which Tuskegee
has enjoyed. The best blood and brains
of the white north and -south has al
ways joined hands with those of the
black south to support Tuskegee, sym
bol as it is of the rise and possibili
ties of a race.
In Booker T. Washington, Robert
R. Moton and now Fiederick D. Pat
terson. the institution has had its im
mediate helm, three unusual figures;
Booker T. Washington, the founder,
the statesman; Robert R. Moton, the
builder, a disciple of interracial friend
ship; and now the youthful Patterson
who has carried on with adaptation to
fit changing times, the tradition lain
down by his distingushed predecess
ors.
Basil O’Connor, in becoming head
of the board which responsible for the
financing and overall policies of Tus
kegee, likewise follows a brilliant co
sterie of figures. Among those who have
served as chairman are Dr. William
.lay Schiefflin, famed New York civic
leader and humanitarian; William H.
Baldwin Jr., the great industrialist;
Seth Low, former mayor of the City of
New York and William G. Wilcox. As
sociated with them have been such
stalwart personalities as Theodore
Roosevelt, Julius Rosenwald and Rob
ert C. Ogden.
Mr. O’Connor, is one of the beat
known counsellors in New York City.
He specializes in corporate law but
through expert organization of his time
is able also to handle two momentous
jobs of Red Cross and Infantile para
lysis. A native of Taunton, Mass., a
graduate of Dartmouth college, through
which he helped to defray his own e*
penses and of Harvard Law school, Mr
O’Connor’s rise to the top of the Nmf
York bar was rapid.
I
FORMAL OPENING OF J
CORBY PLAYGROUND, J
MONDAY, JUNE 3 1
The formal opening of the beauti
ful Corby St. Playgroung that was pre
sented to the neighborhood by the
Goodfellows Fund of the World Her
ald and the City Park Dept., will be
held Monday, June 3rd at 6:30 p. m.
Program: 6:30 to 7 pm., band con
cert conducted by George Bryant. 7
pm. introduction of Chairman Atty.
Ralph Adams. 7:05 pm. introduction of
the Hon. Charles l.eeman, Mayor of
Omaha. 7:15 introduction of the Hon.
Roy Towl, Park Commissioner of Oina
h"i ,17:25 introduction of Mr. W. E.
Christenson, editor of the Omaha Worl4
Herald. 7:35 response by Willis W.
Gray representing the Negro group.
7:45 presentation of flag by Veterans
of Foreign Post No. 1364 to children's
playground. Cutting of ribbon by Ma
yor Leeman officially opening the Cor
by St. Playground. Band Concert.
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Atty. Arthur W. Mitchell
FORMER CONGRESSMAN
FORT VALLEY SPEAKER
(ANP PHOTO )—As a climax to
it’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, At
ty. Arthur W. Mitchell of Petersburg.
Va., a member of congress from 1934
to 1942, will deliver the commencement
address at Fort Valley State college om
Monday, June 3. During his years in
congress, Atty. Mitchell represented
the first Illinois district The baccal
aureate address will be delivered Sun
day, June 2, by Dr. W. H. Gray, prea.
Florida A & M college, Tallahassee- *
(ANP Photo).