The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, June 08, 1946, Image 1

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SAI l RDA\. JUNE 8, 1946 OUR 19th AEAR No. 18 ★ 10c Per Copy ★ Marcn 8. 1874. Publishing Offices at 2420 Grant Street, Omaha. Nebr
and thereabouts
Swearing is bad for the little chil
dren who look up to us, as to what
they would like to be like, when they
grow up. Their little ears are not deaf
to profanity. We may want to disci
pline the children for using the words
that they learned on Our Street, but
the fault is with us; we who use those
words so loud that they can be heard
by the little ones who may be passing
by. We must be more careful or we
will have to continue punishing our
children for that which some of us
are guilty of.
the Modernistic Beauty Salon, 2422
Grant to interview a young and surely
outstanding woman, whose business
ability is proven by her success. Miss
Doris Hawkins, who owns the Modern
istic Beauty Salon, has just completed
her first year in business. Miss Haw
kins is a graduate from the Althouse
Beauty School and is now owner of
The Modernistic Beauty Salon.
“Miss Hawkins, how do you feel
about going into business for yourself?
I asked”
Miss Hawkins didn t hesitate when
‘she answered. “It is something that
1 have always dreamed about. It has
been made possible only by the many
women who bring their business to
the Modernistic Beauty Salon. I wish
I could thank all of them personally.
I enjoy the work, and 1 am immensely
pleased by the success of the busin-1
ess. It is something I have always
wanted, and really, I am more than
“How manv operators, besides your
self. are employed here?”, I asked.
“I have two now”, she answered as '
she introduced me. “Mrs. Marie Rob
inson and Mrs. Cristel Jackson. I want
you to meet Mr. Lawrence Lewis”.
I was so amazed by being called
mister, that I finally stuttered out.
“It has been a pleasure meeting the
both of you”. They both smiled. lovely
smiles, as I backed out of the door, |
raising my voice, saying, “Many more
happy anniversaries Miss Hawkins,
many, many more, and may thev even
be more successful than your first”
T overheard a conversation of two
men talking about the Blue Room
on 24th and Lake, and both of them
were wondering why it hadn’t opened.
To tell the truth I was wondering mv
The other night. Mr. McGill', took
Sherman Higgins and I into the newly
decorated Blue Room, and unless vou
have had the onportunitv to see it vou
can hardly believe it. The Rlue Room
has been completely redecorated, and
has soothing and soft lights. At no
other time has it looked so inviting for
a night of dancing and pleasure.
Mr. McGill informed me that all he
needed now wa« to eet some music
ians and the Blue Room would be
ooen again. We need places like the
Blue Room on Our Street, and I am
sure that there are manv of us who
are eager for the Blue Room to open
“A vote for Galloway is a vote for
■what?”, .1 asked.
“Come on in, you look well over 21,
and I'll give you one of his cards”,
air attractive young lady answered.
“That you look well over 21”, didn’f
take so good, but I knew she was
(mostly right), so I ventured into the
“Galloway for Senator Headquarters”.
“I remember you now”, I said, but
toning my coat, straightening my tie,
and mad because my suit was four
years old. Mrs. Thelma Dean, laughed
softly, offered me a chair, and I knew
then, that whatever Mr. C. C. Gallo
way was running for, he had one more
A tty. Charles P. Howard, pro
minent publisher and sportsman
of Des Moines, Iowa, was a vis
itor in the Omaha Guide Plant on
Friday, May 31. He was in town
on legal business.
Won Joe Louis Tournament in ’45
On a rainy Memorial Day and
the tricky Woodside Golf Course
at Des Moines, Iowa, was the
scene of the first post war Des
Moines Open Golf Tournament, a
tournament put on by the Valley
Golf Club of Des Moines since
1932. In the top spot with 109
strokes for the 27 hole tourney
was Solomon Hughes, winner of
the 1945 Joe Louis Open, who
hails from Minneapolis, Minneso
ta. Hughes who won the third
high ranking Negro Golf Tourna
ment in the nation, led all the way
in spite of the fact that he had
a 5 over par 41 for the first nine;
however, on the closing nine, he
scored a blazing 3 unded par 32.
His nearest competitor with 117
strokes was John Estes from Des
Moines, followed by Jack Howard
of Los Angeles, Calif, the defend
ing champion. Competing among
the 35 entries was Leroy Doty,
1942 Des Moines Open Winner of
Kansas City, Mo., Charles P. Ho
ward, three times winner of the
Central States Golf Tournament,
1932, 1933, 1934; and Des Moines
Open Champion of 1938 and 1939.
Lonnie Thomas, Omaha, Central
States Champion of 1943.
The AME Christian Endeavor
Union League of Omaha, Nebra
ska will sponsor its first annual
Youth Day and Popularity Con
test at Bethel AME Church, on
Subscribe to
Omaha’s Greatest
Race Weekly”
★The Omaha Guide
"The trouble is, Mrs. Dean. I re
member you as a housewife, with two
lovely daughter, and now I find you
here, as busy as any person can be,
heading this staff at Mr. Galloway's
headquarters. I know they keep you
busy, but when did you become inter
ested in politics?”, I asked.
“I enjoy it, but as you say. I do
have two daughters, and as any per
son knows, thev keep me quite busy.
I sunnose you know Mrs. Madeline
Harrold, well, she is the one who is
to blame for mv interest in this kind
of work. Mrs. Han-old is a State In
spector of Beauty Shops, and when to
gether. we talk politics with as much
intc-est as anyone”, Mrs. Dean answ
"Vihat do you think about women
in politics?” I asked.
I" can only say one thing abou that.
I believe ever) man and woman over
twenty-one should not only be interest
ed in politics, but our government,
and the men and women who run our
government, local, state and national.
It is just important as being a house
wife, or being a good mother, and if
a woman is not a housewife or a mo
ther. it is just as important for her to
be interestel, because, after all, we all
live here, and all of us should exercise
our privilege of being able to choose
the form of government or the candi
date we wish to represent us, keepping"
and protecting that which we have
that is good, and making new laws that
are needed to insure the rights of all”.
relaxed after those few words and
made a vow that no one will ever be
able to tell me that beauty and brains
did not go together.
tit r y°u toward choosing
Mr. Galloway as the Fifth District's
State Senator?”. I asked, quite inter
ested myself by now.
‘ For the people who nave lived in
Omaha for years, you don’t have to
talk for Mr. Galloway. He has always
been an outstanding man of our race.
No man running in this district is any
more qualified to represent the major
ity of the people than Mr. Galloway",
answered Mrs. Dean.
"I can see now why Mr. Galloway
chose you to head his staff. Who are
the other two secretaries”? I asked.
Mrs. Dean introduced me to the two
busy young ladies. Mrs. Nettie Ross
and Mrs. Alberta Henderson were wor
king as if they were enthused by wor
king for Mr. Galloway too.
"I'll have to give it to you, Mrs.
Dean, you certainly know your job.
and if I ever run for dog-catcher or
something. I hope you will be on my j
side", I said.
As I was typing this column a young j
lady came into the office of the Guide.
Mr. Galloway was not in so I began a
conversation with the charming Miss.
"1 am typing a column for the Oma
ha Guide. Dou you read the Omaha
Guide?"’, I asked.
“Sometimes I do but not always",
she answered.
"Would you like to have me write
something about you?”, I querried.
“Oh, yes, I’d like that”, answered
I talked with the young lady for a
few minutes, getting as much inform
ation as I could, and told her to Teaa
next week's Omaha Guide and she.
would see her name in the paper.
Miss Dolores Goodlett, 2212 No. 27
Ave. was the young lady who wanted
to see her name in the paper. She
told me about all of her nicknames
her friends call her; Shorty, Stubby,
and so manyothers I cannot remember.
It is true she is only about five feet
high, but she makes up for that by
being witty, and charming, in her man
ners as well as her conversation. Miss
Goodlett if you receive any pleasure
from seeing your name in print then
I am more than repaid by your permis
sion to print it.
Sunday, June 16th at 3 pm. The
public is cordially invited to at
tend. All are welcome.
Eugene Brown, pres.
John McAvin, chairman of the
Omaha Chapter of the American
Veterans Committee, anounced
today that the subject of the 2nd
monthly Town Meeting Forum,
sponsored by AVC will be: “How
Can Omaha Meet the Crisis in Its
Public School System?”
The Forum will be held at 7 pm.
Sunday, June 9 in the Concert
Hall at the Joslyn Memorial. Mc
Avin said there will be no admis
sion charge and the public is ur
ged to come and help get to the
bottom of this vital issue. The 1st
hour will be devoted to brief spee- ;
ches from each of the panel mem
bers and the 2nd hour will be de
voted to questions from the au
dience directed at the speakers.
Bring your thoughts and quest
ions. ...this is your problem, your
Forum and your participation is J
needed to make it successful.
The following speakers will ap
Mrs. Elmer D. Cooper, presid
ent of Omaha Council Parent Tea
cher Ass’n; Mr. Herbert T. White
president of Omaha Board of Ed
ucation; Mr. Alfred C. Kennedy,
Realtor; Miss Pearl Donoho, tea
cher, Technical High School; Mr.
Wiliam Chuda, of the Douglas
“Sugar Chile”
Frankie “Suga-,. CI.:-.e’! iiomnson,
Senational Musical Genius appear
ing in person at City Auditorium,
3 p. m. Sunday,
* * »
The AMVETS Club, 24th at
Miami streets, beginning Thursday
June 6, will present their Second
great All Star Floor Show, featur
ing the 4 Stars of Rhythm, four
charming, young ladies doing a
number of tap, ballet and exotic
acrobatic dances. “JUNIOR” Kan
sas City's greatest blues singer
will appear, singing all the latest
numbers and will respond to re
quest songs. The laugh of the
whole town, “RABBIT” will also
be on hand in his new comedy
dance skit. There will be two
floor shows night, 9:30 and 12:00,
and in between and afterwards,
you may dance to the sophisticated
strains of Basie Givens and his
The AMVETS are now in an in
tensified membership campaign
drive and urere all vets of world
County Assessor’s Office; Mr. Ri
chard Gibson, veteran, American
Veterans Committee; Miss Virgin
ia Frederick, graduating senior,
South High School; and Mr. Ep
hraim L, Marks Atty. Moderator.
Colin McEwen, who quit his job as
principal of Nehalem Valley High
School in protest over the direct
ors’ baning of ‘Strange Fruit and
‘The Grapes of Wrath’, received
congratulations from the Workers
Defense League. The school is in
Jewell, Oregon.
"Lillian Smith, author of
Strange Fruit, is a member of the
WDL and has worked unstintingly
for elimination of discrimination
and other injustices to the Negro
in the south,” Rev. Aaron S. Gil
martin, national chairman of the
league, pointed out in his congrat
ulatory letter to McEwen.
By Ruth Taylor
I don’t know how you feel about is,
but I’m fed up with this talk about
“You can’t have perfection”, “You
must compromise”.
When you went to school were you
supposed to be satisfied with getting
just a passing grade? You were not!
At least if your family were like mine
been requested by the parents of
Pvt. Charles Horne, Jr., formerly
of the 3555 Field Q M. Trucking
Company stationed in Germany,
to intervene in behalf of their
son and his friends who have bee*
sentenced to hang in Germany at
the result of their court-martial
proceedings for an alleged breaci
of the 92nd Article of War.
A press release in the New York
Herald Tribune of May 31, 1946
reported that Pvt. Horne, along
with Pvt. John Sessions of Charl
eston, S. C., and Sgt. John Woods
of Darlington, S. C., received the
death sentence because of the
alleged shooting of an enlisted
man in Germany. Two other so,
diers, Pfc. Mathew S. Jones of
Desare, Arkansas, and Pvt. Jas.
Hatcher of Havana, Florida, re
ceived a sentence of life imprison
ment at hard labor as a result of
the same incident.
According to information rece
ived by the NAACP, T-5 Hudson
was killed, and three of his com
panions were permanently fnoaP
pacited when they were fired on
after fleeing from an enlisted
man’s night club in Asperg, Ger
According to all reports present
ly available, the white soldier
started the affray by throwing a
bottle into a club where a group
of Negro soldiers were gathered.
It has been impossible presently
to ascertain all of the facts.
The NAACP has requested the
Judge Advocate General in Wa
shington and the Secretary of
War to hold up execution of these
sentences until NAACP attorneys
had opportunity to study the re
cord of the trial and to appear
before the Board of Review in
Washington in behalf of these
The NAACP declared today ' we
shall do all within our power to
see that as much consideration
is given to these boys sentenced
to death as was received by the
young Hickasaw, a youth senten
ced to die for admitted murder in
Japan, and we shall not rest un
til justice is finally obtained for
these men."
you wern’t.
When you have your watch fixed,
what do you think of the watch ma
ker who told you it lost only 15 min
utes a day and that was good enough.?
I’m tired of excusing people for be
ing late, or rude, or for putting ex
pediency before common loyalty. And
I'm tired of overlooking in groups or
nations what would be considered un
orgiveable in individuals.
There is a phrase in Measure for
Measure that I like. (What would one
do without Shapespeare? ) It is “He
was ever precise in promise keeping"’.
I'd like to know some people like
that. I think that what this country is
in need of is not radicalism or reaction
It is a returning to the old copy took
slogans, dinned into our people, made
of us a strong and honest nation.
Horse trading is all right..but wood
en nutmegs were laughed out of bus
iness long ago..when experience, that
of teachers, proved that they just were
not good business.
Utopia is not only necessary, but in
evitable. It is just as important to be
right as to do right. There is no rea
son why we should accept the shoddy
in life any more than in dress.
In this Sunday’s Herald-Tribune the
article on “America’s New World Role
by Richard Coudenhoove-Kalergi”.
which I wish everyone could read. 1
can't reprint it in full, but I quote it:
Fight to Save Porters’ Jobs
on Denver-Rio Grand R.R.
NEW YORK, N. Y—The man-c
agement of the Denver, Colo and
Rio Grande Western Railroad,
whose headquarters is in Denver
during the early part of May fired
all of its chair car porters alleg
ing as a reason the necessity for
making economies. This arbitrary
action was taken while the nego
tiation of the agreement for this
class of employees was in process
by the Brotherhood of Sleeping
Car Porters, following certifica
tion as the duly authorized bar
gaining agent by the National
Meditation Board, stated A. Phi
lip Randolph International Presi
Mr. Randolph contends that the
case is an outrageous act of dis
.crimination against the chair car |
porters for them to be the chief I
victims of the company’s so-cal- !
led policy of economy, and he has
demanded the reinstatement of
the employees.
The Fight for Fepc.
pointed our by Mr. A Philip Ran
dolph, Co-Chairman of the Nat
ional Council for a Permanent
FEPC that the fight for the pend
ing bills in Congress for a perma
nent FEPC is going on whether
any favorable action is taken in
this Congress or not.
The forces of public opinion are
being mobilized throughout the
nation back of this fight, with a
view to securing the enactment of
legislation for a permanent Fair
Employment Practice Committee
in the 80th Congress when it con
venes in January, observed Ran
In fact, he indicated that the
fight had just begun. All of the
minorities, as well as the members
of the majority in the nation, will
be marshalled in a crusade to eli
minate discrimination in employ
ment relations against Jews, Ca
tholics, Negroes, Mexicans and
Japanese-Americans concluded Mr
1 Randolph.
The U. S. Supreme Court decid
ed a state cannot require segrega
tion of passengers on busses cros
sing state lines on June 3rd.
Justice Reed delivered the 8 to
1 decision with Justices Douglas,
Murphy, Rutledge, Black and Bur
ton. The case dealt with a ruling
by the State Supreme Court of
The Northside Branch YWCA,'
Omaha Urban League and Near
Northside YMCA will sponsor a
Vacation Play School for boys
and girls 6-14 years of age. The
school will meet daily Monday
through Friday from 10:00 am.
to 1:30 pm. beginning Monday,
June 10th through Friday, July
Those parents who are interest
ed in a well-rounded program,
conducted under good leadership
should plan to send their children
to this years Vacation Play Sch
ool. Subjects to be offered include
music, dramatics, cooking, hand
craft, sewing, story telling, games
and sports. There will also be
special events such as Day Cam
ping, movies, educational tour3,
including a trip to Boys’ Town.
Registration fee will be fifty
i (50) cents per child for five weeks
Register your children at the
Northside Branch YWCA on June
7th from 9 am. to 6 pm or June 8
; from 10 am to 2 pm.
“No civilization can survive that puts
happiness above perfection or ranks
pleasure before duty. If we do not re
store the supremacy of character over
intelligence, our civilization is doomed.
And in our brilliant inventions such as
airplanes and atomic bombs we have
the instruments to hasten the collective
suicide of a world that has lost its
moral balance.”
' OUR-" ]
Edited by Verna P. Harris
By Brig. Gen. H. C. Holdridge, U. S. A.
Note to Readers:
Brig. General H. C. Holdridge. .USA
Retired, a West Point graduate, has
recently retired after thirty years of
active Army service. As Legislative Re
presentative of the Veterans League of
America and a member of the Nat
ional Advisory Committee of the Work
crs Defense League, he has been a
leader in the fight against injustice in
and out of the Army.
¥ ¥ ¥
A friends of mine recently wrote an
Army chaplain in France inquiring for
the address of the family of a man
believed to have bees unjustly court
martialed. The chaplain replied “franit
ly, I find somewhat incomprehensible
your interest in the case without ac
knowledge of the whereabouts of the
man's family.’
Frankly, I find the chaplain's reply
incomprehensible. Our range of inter
est will be indeed small if we are only
concerned for the welfare of those who
we know or with whose families we
are acquainted. Our interest will be
so small, in fact, that they will not
even comprehend our own self-interest.
In a democracy, an injustice done to
anyone is an injustice done to all.
Injustice cannot be segregated. If
it happens to a Jewish soldier in the
country of France, it affects a Negro
sharecropper in Arkansas. And if it
happens to a sharecropper, it affects
a white worker in Detroit. That is
the way injustice works. Like a pebble
cast into the water, a single injustice
sends out waves in ever-widening cir
cles until the whole country feels the
impact. The impact might be slight j
if it is one small injustice, .slight to
all except the man who was lynched,
the man who lost his home, the man
who has gone to jail. But one injustice
left unchallenged invites the avalanche
of injustice which will start the tidal
wave which will engulf our democra
That is why Tee Davis, the Arkansas j
sharecropper, is important. That is why I
we cannot let Governor Ben Laney of
Arkansas rest until he has corrected
this wrong his State has done. Here
is how Lillian Smith, author of the
best seller, Strange Fruit, tells the
“One night. Tee Davis, a black man,
refused to open the door of his little
shack when a white man kicked the
door and yelled at him to open up.
Instead Davis, afraid of thieves, picked
up his shotgun, aimed it at the bottom
of the door and fired. No one was hurt.
But the voice ordering him to open
the door belonged to a white sheriff
and though he had no warrant and had
not said that he was the sheriff, he
arrested Tee Davis. The white planta
tion owners saw to it that the black
man was sentenced to ten years in
And Tee Davis will have to spend
the full ten years in that Prison Camp
unless YOU and I, and other freedom
loving Americans write to Governor
Ben Laney at Little Rock, Arkansas,
insisting that Tee Davis gets the same
kind of justice he would have gotten
Amaranthus OES.
Grand Chapter
Celebrates 25th
Amaranthus Grand Chapter Or
der of the Eastern Star Nebraska
Jurisdiction celebrated their Sil
ver Anniversary with a reception
and the presentation of Past
Grand Matron Jewles at the beau
tiful Masonic Hall, 26th and Blo
ndo Sts., Friday evening, May 31.
An appropriate program rendered
by local talent was graciously re
ceived by members of the Grand
Chapter, subordinate Chapters,
other members of the Masonic
family and their friends after
which a sumptuous repast was
served by the Matrons of the loc
al Chapters.
Sister Cloma Scott our most
able Worthy Grand Matron presi
ded and was assisted by a select
group of officers who performed
their various duties in such a way
as to make the evening most en
joyable for the large gathering
The present officers of Amar
anthus Grand Chapter, OES Ne
braska Jurisdiction are: Worthy
Grand Matron Cloma H. Scott,
Worthy Grand Patron, Dr. D. W.
Gooden; Associate Grand Matron
Maymie Houchins, Lincoln; Ass
ociate Grand Patron Wendell Tho
mas; Worthy Grand Lecturer Blan
che Moore; Worthy Grand Sec
retary Josie Moore; Worthy Grand
Treasurer Margaret Moore; Wor
thy Grand Conductress Pearle
Fletcher, Worthy Grand Associ
ate Conductress Edith Wheatley;
Grand Warder Pearl Brummell;
Grand Sentinel Brother Floyd
Buckner; Grand Ada Evelyn Er
ving, Lincoln; Grand Ruth Mary
Turner; Grand Electa Vera Har
ris; Grand Chaplin. Lydia Wilson;
Grand Historian. Elizabeth Givens
Grand Foreign Correspondent,
Hattie Petties; Grand Trustees,
Maud Johnson, Lincoln; Viola Cole
Viney Walker.
The Grand Chapter will hold
their annual meeting in Lincoln
June 18th, 19th, and 20th with fur
ther celebration of their 25th An
Ethel Kirtley
if he were white. If Tee Davs is freed
it will not be as easy next time to put
a man in jail and keep him there just
because he doesn’t do what a white
man wants.
Often we scarcely feel the almost
imperceptible ripple sent out by an in
justice thousands of miles away, be-1
cause our personal small daily injust- j
ices numb us to a distant blow. But
if we let attacks on human liberty go i
unanswered, they will come more fre
quently and more viciously.
During the long centuries of man's
development he has built up defenses
in the forms of constitutions and laws,
behind which he can find personal se
curity. Once those defenses are breach
ed, all security for everyone is jeopard
ized. We dare not acquiesce in a sin
gle violation of the safeguards establi
shed for all, without throwing away
all our security. When an injustice is
done, it happened to YOU.
Logan Wins
“If the recent war is not to have j
been fought in vain,” says Spen
cer Logan, author of the prize win
ning book A NEGRO’S FAITH IN
AMERICA, “then America must
assume world leadership in the
cause of democracy. And democ
racy, if it is to be real must be
more than an ideal or a theory.
It must become a way of life for
all its citizens.I am a Negro
American.All my life I have
wanted to be an American.”
ICA, winner of the $2,500 Mac
Millan Centenary Award for non
fiction, is published today by The
MacMillan Company, New York.
The awards, which marked the
publishing firm’s centenary, were
open to American citizens serving
in any branch of the Armed Forc
es of the United Nations, and man
uscripts in competition were re
ceived from all over the world.
Sergeant Spencer Logan was
born in Elizabeth, New Jersey in
1911. He was president of his
sophomore clas in high school, a
member of the track team, and
editor of the school paper. After
graduation, he worked for an ice
cream company to finance a year
at Rutgers University. Much of
his leisure he spent in group work
with the National Association
for the Advancement of Colored
In the May 28 issue of ‘ Look”
Magazine, President Benjamin E.
Mays of Morehouse College is one
of the participants in the ‘ Look”
Forum, conducted by William
Kosta for the Editors of this pub
The weeks Forum discussion is
“What is the Greatest Lack in our
American School Systems?”
President Mays’ statement fol
lows: “The greatest lack in the
school systems of America is the
lack of a deliberate plan to create
a situation that furthers rather
than retards the realization of the
democratic ideal. Germany de
veloped Nazism and Russia, soc
ialism through force, but in each
case, the development was accord j
ing to plan.
NEXT Tuesday
Go to the Polls
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The 26th Session of the District
Conference, Sunday School- Alle*
Christian Endeavor, Boys and Gnl
Scouts' Conventions of the Omaha
District Nebraska Conference of
the African Methodist Episcopal
Church will be held at St. Johnrf'
AME Church, June 12. 13, and 1A
Rev. L. S. Goolsby, Presiding El
der, will be in charge of arrange
ments. Highlights of the three-day
Conference will be: Wednesday,
June 12th; the preaching of the
Annual Sermon by Rev. S. ML
Pointer, D. D of Atchinson, Kan.
At 8 pm. reception andJ prograra
of local church. Dr. E. B. Child
ress, host pastor. Response by Rev
S. M. Pointer; Thursday, June 13
8 pm. A great mass meeting city
and district wide. Saxophone sol*
Miss Patty Sportsman of Troy,
Kansas. Presentation of Boy and
Girl Scouts. Introduction of the
Colored teachers of public schools.
Father Flannivan's Boys’ Tow*
iBand. Committee Rev. J. R
Brooks, Rev. E. S. Childress, Rev.
S. M. Pointer and Rev. C. L. Wi£
liams; Friday, June 14th 7:3®.
Great evening. Close of Convent
ion. Devotion, Rev. A. Newton and
Rev. J. W. Williams. Prayer by
Rev. L. S. Goolsby.
The three fine choirs of Omaha
St. John, Bethel and Allen Chap
el, will give a couple of numbers
each. Dr. J. B. Brooks, president
of the Ministerial Alliance of Oma
ha and pastor of Allen ChapA
AME Church, will be in charge.
A fine religious, educational Til*
will be shown.
Officers are: The Rt. Rev. Noah
W. Williams, M. A.. LL. D., presid
ing Bishop; L. S. Goolsby, A. R.
D. D., Presiding Elder; Mr. Au
drey Wise, District Superintend
ent of Sunday Schools; Miss He
len Woods, District President off
Allen C. E. Leagues; Mrs. Kath
leen Woodson, pianist: and Mis
Lora Penn, Secy.
The Annual meeting of the Ne
was held in Omaha June 6 at the
Fontenelle Hotel, according to Eh
John F. Gardiner, Association
The meeting was conducted in
two parts—one at 10 am. for
planning the 1946 Christmas; Seat
Sales, the other at 12 noon for
luncheon and speakers.
Theme for the meeting was re
habilitation of the tuberculous in
Nebraska. Principal speakers:
Dr. Charles J. Gaul, acting medi
cal director at the Nebraska
State Hospital for the Tubercu
lous at Kearney, and Mrs. AAl
Westover, tuberculous consultant
on the staff of the Nebraska Dept,
of Vocational . Rehabilitation in
An important phase of the meet;
ing was the selection of new of
ficers and members to the Board
of Directors.
Special invitations were sent t»
members of the Board of Direct
ors and Christmas Seal sale chair
men, said Dr. Gardiner, but the
general public was invited to at
Bust of Booker T. Washington ;
Unveiled before Huge Throng
NEW YORK, June 14—Gather
ing dignitaries witnessed the un
veiling of a bronze bust of Book
er T. Washington at New York
University Thursday preparatory
to its removal to the Hall of Fame
fj'nto the Gould Memorial Lib- j
rary to honor Mr. Washington.,
the first member of his race to J
be so honored. Gloria Davidson
Washington, the educator’s 18
year old granddaughter, drew
aside the veil, which was then pre
sented to his daughter, Mrs. Por
tia Washington Pittman.
In a letter to Dr. James Row
land, director of the Hall of Fame
President Truman said:
'“It gives me great pleasure to
send greetings to all who assem
ble at the unveiling of the bust
of Booker T Washington in the
Hall of Fame, New York Univer
sity. He was a great American
‘The unveiling of the bust marks
this rise of a man from bondage
to the Hall of Fame. That rise is
in the great American tradition
of advancement by industry, pa
tience and perseverance.
‘ Booker T. Washington has a
living monument in Tuskegee In
stitute. Now he is numbered with
the immortal Americans in the
Hall of Fame. In the years to
come, he fill be an inspiration to
every American who forges ahead
despite the obstacles his birth or
origin may place in his way.
“It is a privilege to join in this
tribute. We are proud to have an
American that counts this man
among its heroes’.
Seven descendants of Mr. Wash
inton, ranging in age from hi3
fifty lear old daughter, Mrs. Pitt
man, of Tuskegee, to his three
year-old great granddaughter,
Nettie Washington Douglas of 415
Convent Avenue, Bronx, occupied
seats of honor at the exercises.
Speakers, included Dr. Harold O
Voorhis, vice chancellor of the
university, Dr. Ralph P. Bridge
man, president of Hampton Insti
tute in Virginia; Dr. Frederick EL
Patterson, president Tuskegee In
stitute and Dr. Angell. Hymn.
and spirituals were sung by the
Tuskegee Choir. Dorothy Mayiwr
sang several selections.
Born in slavery in 1858, Bonker
Washington worked as a janitor
at Hampton Institute to pay hi*
tuition and was chosen in 1881 tm
organize Tuskegee. He held hon
orary degree from Dartmouth and
Harvard and in 1900 founded the
National Negro Business League.
He became internationally famed
for his teaching of the theory that
Negroes must gain industrial and
agricultural knowledge rather
than enter exclusively the profess
ional and business occupations.
The Negro educator was elected
to the Hall of Fame last year h*
the tenth quinquennial election.
Three others Thomas Paine, Wal
ter Reed and Sidney Lanier were
chosen at the same time.
Vote for. . .
tor Your State Senator
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Rev. L. S. Goolsby