The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, December 21, 1946, Page 4, Image 4

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    Let’s Go Over the Top
In Our Christmas Seal Sales
Will Nebraska’s Christmas Seal
Sale set a new wrecord, or will it
fail to provide the greatly-needed
funds with which to carry on an
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tuberculosis in the state next year.
With the sale of Christmas
Seals past the half-way mark,
that was the “sixty four dollar
question” pondered by officials of
the Nebraska Tuberculosis Assn,
the past week.
Preliminary returns which have
come in, they reported, are en
couraging. But the vast majority
of Seal Sales Chairmen have not
yet sent in their preliminary re
ports, so it is difficult to estimate
progress of the sale on a state
wide scale.
In Omaha, the sale is running
slightly ahead of last year’s fi
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gto Day Sale” daring which Ugh
school and college girls sell small
celluloid double-barred crosses on
downtown streets, realized less
than $700 last year. This year, the
total was over $1400. .or more
than twice last year’s figure, the
best previous sale.
Last year, according to the of
ficials, Nebraskan’s bought $131,
273.45 worth of Christmas Seals.
In view of the large number of
new cases of active tuberculosis
reported in Nebraska during 1946
523 up to November 2. .this year’s
goal has been set at $135,000.
Will that goal be met? Will
those active cases of tuberculosis
be discovered and treated before
they can infect others ? These
questions, said the officials of the
Nebraska Tuberculosis Associa
will be answered by Nebraska’s
business and professional men
and women, the farmers, the
clerks and the housewives who
are eing asked to buy Christmas
Seals. They are sure that Nebra
skans won’t fail them in this wor
thy effort.
NEW YORK—In the Interna
tional Headquarters of the Broth
erhood of Sleeping Car Porters in
New York City, A. Philip Ran
dolph made known a communi
oatton Which he has addressed
to President Truman calling upon
him to issue a broad amnesty to
all political prisoners including
conscientious objectors and Jeho
vah’s Witnesses who have been
convicted since 1940 as a result
of their religions and have lost
their civil rights.
“Honorable Harry S. Truman, _
United States of America
White House
Washington, D. C.
My Dear Mr. President:
Since we are approaching Chri
stmas, a holiday which commem
orates the birth of Christ, the
Prince of Peace, whose life, spirit
and mission were consecrated to
the cause of peace and the salva
tion of all mankind, I, in the name
of the officers and members of the
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Por
ters herewith request and urge
that you, as the head of this na
tion, issue a general amnesty to
all political prisoners including
conscientious objectors and Jeho
vah's Witnesses who have been
convicted since 1940 and have as
a Christmas gift of our great
country to these persons whose
1 convictions concerning war ought
to be respected.
I believe that the big heart of
America throbs with the spirit of
fair play not only to those who
agree with us with respect to war
and peace but also to those who
disagree with our government.
This is of the essence of the Bill of
Rights which protects American
citizens in their right to private
Judgement and free speech. I am
sure that a proclamation from you
giving blanket amnesty to all po
litical prisoners will meet with a
response of general approbation
among Americans everywhere
end especially since we have ex
tended amnesty to thousands of
German and Japanese soldiers.
Very truly yours,
A. Philip Randolph
International President”
San Mateo, Calif., Dec. 9th..
Outraged at the failure of local
officials to investigate the burn
ing down of a new house owned
by a young Negro veteran, John
T. Walker, on December 6th, the
San Mateo branch of the NAACP
raised the sum of $104 at its re
gular business meeting last night
(Dec. 13) toward a reward for
information leading to the appre
hension and arrest of the arson
ist. The branch also appointed a
committee to see the City Coun
cil to present a letter protesting
the indifference of its enforce
ment officers and the general at
titude of officials, who dub the
arson “a boy’s prank”, not to be
taken too seriously.
Mr. Walker had been receiving
threats and warnings from some
white people in the neighborhood
ever since August, when it was
learned a Negro was building a
^new home there. Although the
letters were taken to the postal
authorities. Walker was told by
the County Attorney and the
Sheriff of the County that they
Ear! Bunting, president of the O'Sullivan Rubber Corporation of
Winchester, Va, was elected president of the National Association of
Manufacturers for 1947 at its recent annual convention in New York.
Mr. Bunting brings to his new task of heading the NAM more than
SO rears of business experience.
He was ben in Berrrville, M, on July 29, 1893 and was educated in
public and private schools.
“The Public Welfare Must Come First”
Says New President
could no nothing until some cri
minal act tad taken place. The
house was burned before its com
pletion, and the State Attorney
has been contacted by N. W. Grif
fin, NAACP Regional Secretary,
who states that branches in Palo
Alto, as well as San Mateo, are
most concerned about this occur
New York, Dec. 12th. .The gift
of his eyes was last week offered
Isaac Woodard by a man condem
ned to death in Washington, who
hoped that Woodard, at least,
might somehow be made to see
again. To this touching and in
spiring offer, the Wills Eye Clinic
in Philadelphia, reputed to have
been the most successful in the
country in the transplantation of
the cornea, expressed its willing
ness to perform the operation
free if it would be possible to re
store the Minded veteran's eye
Tragically enough, Woodard’s
eyes were so completely destroyed
by his brutal beating in Bates
burg, S. C„ last Feruary that they
are beyond saving. Isaac Woodard
is doomed to go through life with
out his sight.. the victim of a man
who still goes free. .
NEW YORK, Dec. 12th. .The
case of Mitchell vs. Wright, in
volving the right of Negroes in
Alabama to register and vote in
the Democratic primaries, finally
came to trial on December 18.
This case was sent back to the
District Court for trial when the
U. S. Supreme Court, on October
14, 1946, denied the registrars’
petition for writ of certiorari to
review the decision of the Circuit
Court of Appeals, which reversed
the District Court’s dismissal of
Mjitchell's original complaint a
gainst the registrars.
The trial date was set at a
preliminary hearing held Dec. 6
1946, in the District, where Asst.
Special Counsel Robert L. Carter
and Atty. Arthur D. Shores of
Birmingham, represented the
This case is considered particu
larly significant in view of the
fact that Alabama has recently
enacted the Boswell Amendment
in an attempt to defeat the possi
ble outcome of this case. It is the
contention of the NAACP coun
sel however, that the Boswell
Amendment is unconstitutional.
Yes, parking is a baffling problem. There
are only 3,600 parking spaces in downtown
Omaha, and 28,000 motorists seek them
every day. But unless you need your car
for business purposes, the parking problem
needn’t bother you. Ride the Street Cars
and Buses to and from work and on shop
ping trips. It’s EASIER on your nervous
system, KINDER on your pocketbook, and
QUICKER if you consider the usual “block
after-block” hunt for parking space.
“It would have been easy, and
perhaps understandable for the
NAM to have tried to capitalize
on the current wave of public in
dignation against the excesses of
certain labor union leaders.
“It would have been easy, and
perhaps understandable, fo these
manufactuers to have made a
short-sighted attempt to ride the
trend shown in the election last
month. But, fortunately, neither
of these attitudes was taken.
“Instead, problems were exam
ined carefully and conscientiously
and a major contribution was
made toward suggesting solutions
on which the whole nation can
800 Employees
This summation of the National
Association o f Manufacturers’
51st Congress of American Indu
stry in New York last week waa
made by Earl Bunting, the self
described "little fellow” manufac
turer (his O’Sullivan Rubber Corp.
of Winchester, Va., has 800 em
ployees), after his election aa
NAM's 1947 president.
"Current difficulties,” Mr. Bunt
ing said, “are in many respects
due to a stiff-necked attitude on
the part of both labor leaders and
management, as a result of which
stockholders and workers are
caught in the middle.
"Neither labor nor management
exist in a vacuum; they co-exist in
a society. And never must we in
business, or they in labor, forget
that the public welfare must come
Asked by a reporter "on which
side of the road, right or left,” he
walked “back in Berryville, 111.,”
his home town, Mr. Bunting said:
"We always walked in the mid
dle of the road in Berryville. And
I’d say I am right square in the
middle of the road still, politically
and economically—with the rest of
the folks!”
and has no application to this
case. %
New York, Dec. 12th. .The
original sentence of twenty years
confinement which was levied on
a Negro former serviceman, Zack
C. Taylor, has been reduced to
nine years, the legal department
of the NAACP has just been in
formed, and there is a chance of
a further reduction in his term.
Taylor had been found guilty of
the 61st and 93rd Articles of War
by a court-martial sitting in
France on November 21, 1944. A
petition for clemency was sub
mitted to the Secretary of War
in his behalf by the NAACP’s le
gal department, on October 17,
1946, pointing out that the pro
secution failed to sustain its bur
den of proof and that the identi
fication of the defendant as the
attacker had not been clearly es
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NEW YORK, Dec. 12th. .In a
new attack on segregation in ed
ucation, developed by the NAACP
a brief has been filed on behalf
of Ada Lois Sipuel, in the Su
preme Court of Oklahoma, ex
posing the fallacious theory that
“separate but equal” meets the
requirements of the Fourteenth
Amendment. The rights of Miss
Sipuel, an honor graduate of the
Langston university, eminently
qualified to study law, who was
admittedly refused admission to
the University of Oklahoma Law
School solely on account of her
race and color, are being defended
by NAACP counsel and Attorney
Amos T. Hall of Tulsa, Okla. A
brief was filed on her behalf on
December 8th, 1946, in an appeal
to the Supreme Court of Oklaho
ma from the refusal of the District
Court of Cleveland County, Ok
lahoma to compel the Board of
Regents of the University of Ok
lahoma to admit Miss Sipuel to
the School of Law.
Pointing out the inequalities
which have actually resulted from
the “separate but equal” system
as revealed by the statistical da
ta gathered by experts in the
field of education, the brief’s ar
gument reads in part:
“Segregation constitutes a de
nial of the equal protection of
the laws and is violative of the
Constitution and the laws of the
United States. Despite the line of
cases in support of th6 ‘separate
but equal’ theory, this Court is
under an obligation to re-exam
ine the rule and the reasons on
which it is based in the light of
present day circumstances and to
adopt and apply a rule which con
forms with the requirements of
our fundamental law."
This approach to breaking down
the ‘separte but equal’ system will
be used in two other current
NAACP cases.. that of Viola M.
Johnson vs. Louisianna Universi
ty for admission to medical school
and Charles J. Hatfield vs. Louis
ianna State University for admis
sion to the law school. Hearing
on these petitions for writ of man
damus were held on December
16 with Assistant Special Coun
sel Robert L. Carter and Attorn
ey A. P. Tureaud of Louisiana,
representing the relators.
NEW YO«^I—The national of
ficers of the National Negro Con
gress, at a meeting held today to
plan for organizational expansion
took cognizance in a letter from
Mr. John Brophy, director of In
dustrial Union Councils of the CIO
dated November 26 to the Los
Angeles Industrial Union Council
on the relationship between the
national office of the CIO and the
National Negro Congress. The
communication states that the
National CIO Committee to Abo
listty jn>iscrimination has advised
Mr. Brophy that the national of
fice of the CIO has never endor
sed the National Negro Congress
and that from time to time the
policies of the National Negro Con
gress are at variance and in op
position to the policies of the CIO.
In response to the many inqui
ries to our office on this matter,
we make the following statement:
1. The position of the National
Negro Congress since its organi
zation in 1936 has been one of
support to the policies of the CIO
and progressive labor generally.
We have fought, consistently, to
bring the Negro workers and the
Negro people into the trade union
movement. We believe that the es
sential for the progress of Negro
as well as white Americans. The
fundamental conviction of the Na
tional Negro Congress is that the
highest interests of the Negro
people and the forces of organi
zed labor are interdependent. This
is especially true today when
there is evidence of the strongest
possible effort to smash organized
2. The Congress has conduc
ted a militant fight against lynch
ing, and all other forms of op
pression inflicted upon Negroes,
and has campaigned for adequate
housing, price and rent control,
for decent hours and living wages
against colonialism and now for
world peace. In the light of the
above declared pofjcy and pro
gram, we are forced to ask in
what respects the policies of the
National Negro Congress are at
variance, and in opposition to
those of the CIO. We have to con
clude, therefore, that Mr. Bro
ph^s reference to non-recognition
of the National Negro Congress
by the CIO is vased on a misun
derstanding of the National Negro
Congress. This misunderstanding,
the National Negro Congress is
taking immediate steps to discuss
and clear up.
j The National Negro Con
| gress takes note of the endorse
I ment of the National CIO of the
I National Association for the Ad
I vancement of Colored People and
: expresses its view that this en
dorsement is in accord with our
fundamental conviction that the
interests of the Negro people and
labor are being served through
the development of the closest
{possible collaboration between
labor and the Negro people.
Max Yergar., President
National Negro Congress
Revels Cayton, ex. secy.
“We take home remedies, we
pray, and we die in many rural
areas for sheer lack of adequate
medical care”, said Dr. Roscoe C.
Brown of the U. S. Public Health
Service at a recent meeting of
colored Extension Service super
visors at Southern University,
Baton Rouge, La.
Dr. Brown discussed the sub
ject: “How can Extension Ser
vice cooperate with local health
agencies in furthering health pro
grams. Pointing out the inequal
ities of health facilities between
white and colored groups and the
lower resistance of Negro Amer
icans to some diseases, Dr. Brown
said that the Negro’s life expec
tancy is 12 years less than that
of the majority group. “In terms
of facilities, we are a minority
that needs more, but has less”,
said the Public Health official.
“Because of the shortage of doc
tors, hospitals, and clinics avail
able to rural people, there is not
much that most of us can do to
wards providing curative facili
ties for the sick who live on the
back roads,’’ declared Dr. Brown
“but Extension personnell can do
a great deal to help keep rural
people well.”
Information about prevention of
diseases ought to be made avail
able to as many rural people as
possible, the doctor said. And he
called on the supervisors to get
acquainted with such local sour
ces of health assistance as the
County Public Health Unit, Am
erican Red Cross, American So
cial Hygiene Assn., American Can
cer Society, the National Tuber
culosis Assn., National Federa
tion for Infantile Paralysis and
State and local medical and dental
Dr. Brown suggested that Ex
tension agents might get a health
education program started in
their counties by organizing a
health discussion group. He point
ed out that often out of discus
sion groups come the establish
ment of clinics and other facili
15,000 Nebraska Veterans
Receiving Pension Checks
Almost 15,000 Nebraska war
veterans, .about 300 more than a
month ago..are now receiving
monthly compensation or pension
checks as the result of servioe in
the armed forces, Ashley West
moreland, Veterans Administra
tion Regional manager, reported
The overwhelming majority..
about 11,500..are World War II
veterans with service connected
disabilities, Westmoreland said.
Their checks average a little more
than $40 per month, but vary
from $13.80 to more than $300,
depending upon the degree and
type of disability.
Westmoreland also reported
that the number of Nebraska
World War II veterans enrolling
for education under the GI Bill
in established institutions, such
as colleges, business and flight
schools, is still on the increase.
Such enrollments increased to
12,322 as of Decembebr 1, a gain
of 510 over the preceding month.
The number of World War II on
the job trainees, however, drop
ped almost a thousand during the
same period from 9.797 to ,8852.
In addition to those getting ed
ucation or job training under the
GI Bill, Nebraska has 1170 dis
abled World War II enrolled in
colleges and training establish
ments under the Public Law 16.
During the past month, the num
ber of disabled veterans in school
and training increased by 128.
Meanwhile Dr. H. A. Scott,
manager of the Lincoln Veterans
hospital, reported 288 veterans
were receiving treatment at the
Lincoln institution on December 1.
The hospital has a waiting list
of 389 all of whom seek treatment
for non service connected disabi
Heavy Penalties For Vets
Defrauding The Government
A warning that heavy penalties
face ex-servicemen wno attempt
to defraud the Government by
misrepresenting their leave cre
dits under the Armed Forces
Leave Act of 1946 was issued re
cently by Major General W. H.
Hasten, Army Chief of Finance.
While there have been only a few
instances of false statements a
mong the 3,900,000 applications
already filed, prosecution faces
those who have knowingly at
tempted to collect larger pay
ments than are legally due them,
the General said.
According to General Hasten,
claims for payment are scrutini
zed carefully and, where fraud is
suspected, such cases are trans
mitted to the Department of Jus
tice for necessary legal action. In
one recent case, an individual
made a claim for unused leave
pay covering a period during
which he was actually AWOL or
in confinement. Investigation re
vealed that the AWOL time had
been erased from the discharge
certificate submitted by the vet
Advisory Centers and other a
gencies or persons assisting vet
erans claiming unsued leave pay
may do a real service to claim
ants by reminding them of the
consequences of deliberate mis
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New York City..Samuel Burke
manager of Cab Calloway and
Duke Ellington, is showing keen
interest in the Wazirra Shoare
gued Dancers since that private
showing last week at a Broadway
Studio. Appearing before a few
interested friends and Mr. Burke
La Shoaregued and her Dancers
presented three groupings: Dal
nese, Cuban and African.
The Dalnese Dance was a story
of a lad flirting with a native
beauty; the Cuban was a festival
dance known as the Sambralebra
and the African grouping was
known as the African Zimballa.
Most spectacular was the Cuban
number with those sylized Rumba
movements, shimmying of the
shoulders and the many beautiful
ballet whirls. And indeed striking
as well as exciting was the Afri
can Zimbablla which showed the
high priestess displaying the po
wer of voodooism thru the dance.
Beautiful, talented and trained
were they who made the Wizira
Shoaregued Dancers most out
standing: Donald Curtis, featured
male dancer; Carmen Butler, spe
cialty dancer; Geraldine Mercer,
Ruby Moye and the native drum
mers; William Sol, Walter Ens
ley and Dean Sheldon.
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