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■ * * *_____SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 1947 OL'R 20TH YEAR-No, 19 L?.",.
Iowa NAACP Meets Bn Council Bluffs June 14-15
Ike Smalls of Des Moines
to Preside at 8th Annual
Conference Meeting
The eighth annual Iowa Con
ferences of the National Associa
tion for the Advancement of Col
ored People will convene in Coun
cil Bluffs, Saturday and Sunday,
June 14, and 15, at Bethel AME
church, 16th and Ave- A.
The state president, Mr. Ike
Smalls of Des Moines will preside.
The business sessions will open
Saturday at 9 o'clock. Represen
tatives of the 14 branches will
make their reports. Mr. Frank
L. Alsup of Cedar Rapids, a labor
leader, will be guest speaker Sat
urday afternoon. Saturday even
ing will be youth night.
Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock
a mass meeting will be held. The
speaker will be Mr LeRoy A. Car
ter, regional director of the mid
dlewest, also assistant field secre
tary of the National Association
for the Advancement of Colored
People. The subject of his address,
“This Way to Unity.”
Mr. Carter was bom in Atlanta
Ga., and attended the local
schools. He graduated from Clark
university in 1930 and later did
graduate work in the University
School of Social Work. He work
ed with the Atlanta Life Insur
ance company as auditor and later
as manager of the Savannah, Ga.,
Another feature of the Sunday
afternoon session will be the pre
sentation of a picture of the late
George Washington Carver, fam
ed Negro scientist, to the library
of Council Bluffs by the state
president, Mr. Ike Smalls.
Occupation Forces
Give Unsolicited
Aid to NAACP
NEW YORK—Negro GI’s serv
ing in the occupation forces over
seas are indicating their uncom
promising support of the NAACP
all-out attack on race hatred and
bigotry in the United States, in
an unprecedented and unsolicited
fund and membership drive, it
was disclosed at the Association's
national office this week by Glo
ster B. Current, director of bran
ches. Applications for member
ship from individual soldiers as
well as army units continue to
pour in the New York office from
far-flung bases in the Pacific as
well as from Japan and Germany
Indicative of the GI response to
the NAACP’s desperate drive
against lynching and racial dis
crimination, 1st Lieut. Cauthion
T. Boyd, Jr., a chaplain in the
Marianas Base Command, wrote:
‘ Because I believe in the objec
tives and accpmplishments of the
NAACP I have sponsored a vol
untary drive in this Command
asking each man to make a con
tribution. The men are all enthus
iastic about the wonderful work
being done by NAACP to make
our country a decent one to re
turn to. God bless you."
The chaplain's letter conta# ed
contributions amounting to w87
and listed the following units as
contributors: 3388th TC Truck
ing Company, 3693rd TC Truck
ing Companv, 3522 TC Trucking
Company, 439 TC Port Company,
625th TC Port Company. There
were also requests in the GI mail
for the Crisis Magazine, all avail
able NAACP literature and thou
sands of membership applications.
According to a spokesman for
the Omaha District Engineer’s of
fice. their is an urgent need for
engineer's, clerks and skilled
workmen for contruction work in
Korea, China.
The Chief Office of Engineer’s
in Washington has distributed a
list of 40 types of jobs that need
ed men to fill them badly. Sal
aries range from $3,306 for an
engineering aid up to $8,578 for
hydranic engineers. Thirty-four
mosquito control foremqn Are
needed at $1.49 an hour.
Application blanks may be ob
tained from the Engineer office.
Room 407. District Engineer's
office, 1709 Jackson st.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Gregory,
2122 Grace st., announce the ar
rival of their daughter, Darlene
Priscilla. Baby Darlene was born
on May 28 at 9:35 p. m. and
weigher seven pounds, five ounces.
Baby Darlene's grandparents
are Mrs. Alice McGee and Mrs.
May Lee Gegoy.
Demand Action
Against Lynchers
gum, president of the North Caro
lina State Conference of Branches
of the NAACP, announced this
week that Attorneys Herman Tay
lor of Raleigh and Jesse Bowser
of Charlotte had been retained to
defend Godwin Bush, young near
lynching victim, who made a des
perate break from a lynch-bent
mob in Rich Square, N, C„ on the
night of May 22, just one day
after a South Carolina jury had
acquitted 28 confessed lynchers m
a verdict that shocked the nation.
Young Bush gave himself up to
FBI agents after his dramatic
escape from the mob
Bush had been arrested by local
police on Thursday, May 22, on a
charge of attempted rape. He was
later taken from the local jail by
several armed and masked white
men and pushed into a waiting
car from which he leaped and
ran as the thwarted mobsters fir
ed their rifles at him.
Attorney Taylor, wh'o was rush- I
ed to Bush's cell by North Caro- ;
lina NAACP officials, subjected
Bush to an exhaustive interroga
tion and expressed the firm op
inion that Bush was entirely inno
cent of the attempted rape charger
Taylor declared that Bush was
apparently the Victim of certain
circumstancs to which any Negro
in the South is exposed. The North
Carolina NAACP has assured
Bush and members of his family
that it will defend him to the
E. G. Hinton told staff members
of the Park and Recreation De
partment at their get-acquainted
meeting with Mr. McClintock
Tuesday, May 27, that Mr. Mc
Clintock is the boss. He has com
plete charge and he is responsible
to the Park and Recreation Com
mission. Commisisoner Hinton
spoke for the chairman Clarence
L. Kirkland and who is ill.
Mr. Hinton said that “Politics
won’t get very far with this com
mission." He further said Oma
ha has “lagged behind for a num
ber of years, particularly in re
creation." ,
Public Property Commissioner
Roy N. Towl, former park chief
said that “he always wanted an
independent board and superin
tendent for parks and recreation.
He felt that Mr. Bang could do
a good job.
Mr. McClintock things the op
portunity here is unlimited for fu
ture park and recreation develop
ment. The space and the present
facilities, if properly developed
will be of value to the city of
Association Attorneys
Open First Attack On
S. C.’s ‘White Primary’
torneys Thurgood Marshall, Ro
bert L. Carter and Harold R. Boul
ware, arrived in Columbia this
week, prepared to open the
NAACP’s attack upon South
Carolina’s “white primary” laws.
The suit, on behalf of George El-1
more and other qualified Negro
voters of Richland County, S- C.,
names the Democratic executive
committee and the Election Man
agers of Richland County as de
fendants for refusal to allow Ne
groes to vote in the Democratic
Primaries since 1944, when the
State of South Carolina repeal
ed all laws regulating the primary
elections in that state. The state
legislature took this action on the
heels of the historic NAACP
Texas primary victory in the
United States Supreme Court, in
April 1944, which gave Negroes
in the South the right to vote in
what had until that time been
“white primaries.” Under the pre
sent South Carolina primary sys
tem, the Democratic Party is con
sidered a private, voluntary as
sociation with the inherent right
to determine its own membership.
The action of the South Carolina
legislature was taken when the {
body was called to meet in special
session by the then-Governor,
Olin D. Johnson who, alarmed
over the Supreme Court decision,
demanded that the laws regulat
ing primaries in that state be
abolish in order to maintain white
The NAACP suit, which will be
argued in the Federal District
Court for the Eastern District of
South Carolina on June 3, is bas
ed on the grounds that although
the primary laws have been abol
ished, the Democratic Party, in
holding primaries in South Caro
lina, is still performing the same
state function which it performed
prior to the repeal of these laws
and is, therefore, a state agency.
As a state agency, its actions are
limited by the Constitutional pro
visions prohibiting the state from
denying Negroes the right to
This will be the first attack upon
southern attempts to circumvent
the 1944 Supreme Court ruling
on “white primaries.”
The following students received
diplomas at the Lothrop school
graduation exercises. They were
Ruth D. Lespine, Cartine Foxall,1
Louise Hollingsworth, Marjorie
Partridge, Beverly Rucker, Bar
bara Davis, Joyce Fisher. j
Outstanding Tech
High June Graduate
Cosetta Eubanks graduated
from Technical high school. 9he I
won the Mem# Clug scholarship'
and the Ted Damusk Essay scho-1
larship. She was the only Negro '
from Tech to compete for the an- 1
nual Pepsi-Cola Scholarship.
Cosetta was on the honor roK
seven times and won a citizenahJB
award twice. She was the wKe
president and president of her
homeroom during her soph^nore
and junior years and served on
the Tech News staff for one and
a half years. She was a member
of the Senior Cabinet, Class His
torian, and Annual Committee
Chicago Girl Wins
Scholarship to
Wisconsin Uni.
—Dr. Kenneth Little, registrar of
the University of Wisconsin, has
informed Bettye Jeanne Phillips,
who will graduate from Hyde
Park public school in Chicago,
that she has been awarded a Le
gislative Scholarship to attend I
the University of Wisconsin for
the next four years- This award
was made on the basis of her
scholastic record ki Chicago and
her ability to make use of the op
portunities which the University
of Wisconsin offers. She is one
of the few out-of-state freshmen
that will enter the University this
Fall. She plans to major in Home
Economics and Journalism.
The Honorable W. E. Nield of
Racine, Wisconsin, named Bettye
Jeanne for this scholarship. She is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.
J. Phillips of Tuskegee Institute,
Alabama. Mr. Phillips is Presi
dent of the Booker T. Washington
Birthplace Memorial of Rocky
Mount, Virginia and Special Re
presentative of the Nehi Corpora
tion of Columbus, Georgia.
A Salute to Our June Graduates
The Staff, Subscribers, and Readers of Tbe Omaha Guidte salute
you, our June Graduates of 1947 on your achievement. You have
done well and what you have done is a credit to/ yourselves and the
cotnmunity from which you are a resiident. You Shave lifted your
community by your accomplishment of a higher standard of ap
preciation through your increase knowledge and service rendered the
community during your school days.
Many of you that received your diplomas from grade school are
already looking forward to four happy years of pleasure and schol
astic achievement in high school. Baseball, softball, reading, and
arithmetic, patrol duty, clubs, etc. will become but cherished mem
ories of yesterday.
To the high school graduate a new horizon is unfolding before
youchallengiing you to do better and greater things. Opportunity
awaits you on every hand; grasp it and hold on, until you have won
a glorious victory. Many of you will continue on to college, others
will go to far distant cities scattering to the four corners of these
Lnited States, and still others will stay in the old home town keepiing
the banners of advancement and progress ever flying.
You, too, like your grade school fellow graduates will have your
memories and experiences to recite to those that come after you, rich
with the geed things cf your high schccl days. Your first boy
friiend, your first date to that all-school prom, football game, basket
ball games, etc. All your extra-cirriciflum activities will be re-ex
perienccd over with additions and plenty of hard work if you choose
to go to college. Be not afraid for these driays like your grade and
high school days will be filled with a great deal of happiness.
™ Last but not least we pay tribute to our university graduates that
have for the past four years equipped themselves for efficient service
to humaniity in the community that they choose to reside in perman
ently. When the road became rough and rugged many of you
didn’ become dismayed, but'shrugged off your burden and with sheer
determination and the will to achieve a victory you now stand on
the thrreshhold of a new and glorious day. May your pathway he
one of smooth sailing as you glide toward happiness, security, and
When you look back at your Year-Books you too will have a
store house of treasures of memories that will give you much pleasure
as the years go by.
^es! Gradates of 1941 may the light of vision brighten your
pathway as you march forward to many victories filled with good
will toward all mankind.
Plans to Enroll in
Pre.Law School
Earl Benning graduated from
North high school June ’47. He
was a member of the Boy’s O
Club and has received letters in
wrestling. Earl was also a mem
ber of the R.O.T.C Military Pol
ice and Choir. He plans to enroll
in the University of Omaha this
fall as a Pre-Law student
Earl is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Erdie Benning of 1334 Ogden st.
Graduating seniors of the Tech
nical high school that received
their diplomas at the June
Graduation exercises were as fol
lows: Hopie Bronson. Eugene
Burnell. Floyd Cloud. Roland
Cook. Cosetta Eubanks, Ralph T.
Hunter, Laura Loudd, Dorothy
O’Brien. August Station. Frank
White, Ilia Greene. Irma Greene,
Bob Hammonds, Frances Grant.
Those receiving their diplomas in
August are: Clarence Buckner,
Harry Donaldson. Horaoice Combs,
Wiliam Payton, Ruth Seay. De
lores Taylor, and Mary E. Ware.
Mr. and Mrs. Thedora Thames,
2126 North 29th st., announce the
arrival of their son, Alvin Earl.
Baby Alvin was bom at the Uni
versity Hospital at 11:47 p. m. on
May 31 and weighed six pounds
14 ounces.
Long School
The graduation exercises for
June for the Long school was held
on Tuesday afternoon at 2 p. m.
in the school auditorium. The im
pressive program for this occa
sion was opened with the class
saying in unison the Salute to the
American Flag. The song Amer
ica was then sung. A piano solo
was rendered by Julius Conner
with the class saying in unison
The Gettysburg Address. The
class then ang “Swing Low, Sweet
Chariot.” Constance Niaze favor
ed the audience with a piano solo.
A poem, “A Day in June,” was
recited by the class.
Mrs. W. P. Ervin gave out
awards to the Fire Patrol girls, a
group that she sponsored, Betty
Bams, Thelma Gardner, Alice
Johnson, Constance 'Niaze, Clau
dette Neal. Mary Webb and Mar
ion Collins. Safety Patrol awards
went to Julius Conner, Charles
Wilson, Robert Turner, George
Barrie, Albert Jones.
A message was ready by the
principle of Long from Dr. Burke,
superintendent of the Omaha Pub
lic Schools after which she pre
sented diplomas to the following
students: Betty Barnes, Marilyn
Crocker, Thelma Gardner, Grace
Hall, Ophilia Henry. June Jakes,
Alice Johnson, Ruth Wheeler,
Claudette Neal. Constance Niaze,
Hazel Roundtree. Gloria Tapp,
Mary Webb, Evelyn White, Betty
L- Womach. Eddie Anderson,
George Barrie, Julius Conners,
Albert Jones. David Nicholson,
Samuel Thomas, Charles Wilson,
Milton Wilson, Robert Turner,
Stewart Grimes.
The program was closed with
the class and the audience singing
the Star Spangled Banner.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hill an
nounce the birth of their son.
Ronald. Baby Ronald was born at
the University Hospital at 10:30
a. m. on May 27- Baby Ronald
and his parents live at 3117 Corby
Honor Student
at Central High
Florentine Lee Crawford grad
uated from Central high sdftool,
May 31. She received the Memo
reward, which was judged by the
principals of North high school,
one of the Central teachers, and
members of the Memo club. She
also receivd the Susie Paxton
award in Latin. She was the
Latin and Spanish teachers’ as
sistant, and she was on the honor
roll during her Junior and Senior
Florentine wishes to thank the
members of the Memo club and
thinks this opportunity is a ch«i,
lenge for every boy and girl in
high school.
Florentine is the niece of Flor
entine Pinkston and will be heard
in a pianoforte recital. Watch for
the date.
[Helena Thomas Dies
| After Long Illness
i _
| Miss Helena Thomas, 37, 2877
| Binney st-, died Thursday, June
} 5 at a local hospital after an ex
tended illness. Miss Thomas was
a ntoary and secretary for Dr.
Wesley Jones for a number of
years a member of Clair Chapel
Methodist church, YWCA and had
taken an aetive part in USO work
and other civic organizations.
Miss Thomas is survived by her
mother, Mrs. W. C. Edson, sister,
Miss Henrietta Edson: two bro
. thers, Mrs, Samuel and Mr. Wil
liam Edson, of Omaha; four aunts.
Mrs. Estella Titus, Omaha; Mrs!
Elizabeth Anderson Kansas City;
Mrs- Ethel Bowers, Grand Rapids;
Mich.; Mrs. Nancy Lee. Dallas.
Texas; uncle, Mr. William Jeffer
son, Omaha and other relatives.
Funeral services were held Mon
day afternoon from Clair Chapel
Methodist church with Rev. C. C.
Reynolds officiating assisted by
Ftev. O. J. Burkhardt- Pallbearers
were officers and members of the
church, Y. W. Logan, L. V. Gray,
C. N. Pankey, Ned Moore Law
rence Watson. Robert Jones. Bur
ial was at Forest Lawn cemetery
with arrangements by Thomas
June graduates of the Univer
sity of Omaha are Miss Ruth An
derson, R. N., with Bachelor of
Science, major in Nursing; Miss
Jenne L. Rudd, Bachelor of Arts,
major in Sociblogy: Miss Myra
Franklin, Bachelor of Arts,
minor in Socialogy, and Miss
Florentine V. Goodlett, Bachelor
of Science in Business Adminis
tration, major in Business and
i Education. Miss Audrey Forest,
! Bachelor of Arts, major in Socio
logy, will receive her degree in
The students received their di
plomas from the South high
school graduation exercises in
May: Erma Blackson, Alonzo Col
lins, Sam Beeks, Geneva Brown.
Roy W. Robbins and Tommie Mae
[First Annual Graduation
Edition Acknowledges
Achievements of Grads
Greater Support
Urged for World
Christian Missions
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (Special)—An
appeal for greater support in be
half of world-wide Christian Mis
sions was issued today by Dr.
, Eugene R. Bertermann, Director
of Radio for the LuthAan Hour.
Speaking on the subject, “Into
All the World—For Christ/’Dr.
Bertermann declared: "Christian
missionaries have always written ‘
bright chapters in the forward
march om Christ’s Gospel by
bringing the Holy Spirit’s trans
forming, enlightening power to
lands located in heathen thrall
dom • . . The memorial tablet to
Dr. Geddie in Aneityum in the
New Hebrides has this inscrip
| tion: ‘Mhen he landed in 1848,
there were no Christian here,
when he left, in 1872, there were
no heathen.” , . . Because our re
surrected Redeemer is the al
mihty Lord of header. »nd earth,
therefore’, He continues, ‘Go ye
. . . and teach all nations, baptiz
ing them in the name of the Fa
ther and of the Son and of the
Holy Ghost.’^'Because I have ‘all
power,* our risen mighty Lord de
clares, therefore you are charged
with the duty of winning the
world for its King.’ The all-ruling
Christ, accordingly, calls for the
universal proclamation of His sov
ereignity by His disciples- Here
with Jesus gives His mighty com
mand, the great commission, the
primary purpose for whtyh the
Church of Jesus Christ exists and
this world of woe and wickedness
i still permitted to tand,”
The radio peaker continued:
“This radio mission for the Re
deemer, Bringing Christ to the
Nations, has resolutely dedicated
itself to the task of carrying out
the Savior’s great commission:
'Go ye therefore and make dis
ciples of all nations!’ To proclaim
the Gospel truth that ‘God was in
Christ reconciling the world unto
Himself,’ it now broadcasts in
English, Spanish and Portuguese,
French, Arabis and Afrikaans,
over more than nine hundred sta
tions in the United States, Canada
and thirty-six territories and for
eign countries, extending from
Alaska to the Straits of Magellan,
from China and the Philippines to
Portuguese East Africa. The Lu
theran Laymen’s League, spon
sor of this broadcast, has set it
self the goal of using ‘every avail
able and suitable station on earth
for the proclamation of Christ's
eternal Gospel.’ Our Savior Him
self has pledged: This Gospel of
the kingdom shall be preached in
all the world for a witness unto all
the nations and then shall the end
come’ As this world fast draws
to* its close and the radio pro
claims, “The faith which was once
delivered unto the saints’ over in
creasing areas of the earth’s sur
face, <pray for Bringing Christ
to the Nations that it may be per
mitted to proclaim Christ Cruci
fied, risen and coming again, to
scores of new lands in dozens of
new languages.’’
The following four students re
ceived their diplomas from the
North high school at the May
graduation exercises of 1947. Earl
W. Benning, Wilbur Leon Phil
lips, Betty Jane Nelum, and Kath
ryn Nina Cole.
The Merchants serving the
Mid-City Sectic.. and The Omaha
Guide, pause in their daily sche
dule to honor the June graduates
of 1947 in the First Annual
Graduation hdition. These mer
chants and the Omaha Guide felt
that the community and the city
at large should know about the
splendid effort put forth by our
schools serving the Mid-City
community In behalf of our chil
dren of this area in the preparing
them for future citizens. They
felt Also that these children de
serv some recognition and ack
nowldgement of their achieve
ment. They wanted the subscrib
ers, readers, and the citizens of
the Mid-City community and the
city at large to share with them
(the Merchants and The Omaha
Guide staff) the pleasure and hap
pinness over these children’s vic
The merchants and the Omaha
Guide and staff members have
spared no pains in preparation of
this interesting, enlightening and
bieath-takig edition.
The stimulatio of these three
hundred or more graduates In the
effort they have put forth in or
der that they might march on to
greater heights has been a major
iactor in the bringing of this edi
tion to our numerous readers.
The merchants and the Omaha
Guide staff wish the best of luck
to these graduates and they are *
confident that this added acknow
ledgement of appreciation of the
graduates will act as a direct in
centive to them to continue to
reach higher heighs and at the
same time continue to serve their
j community.
j The Omaha Guide
I Acknowledge Support
Given in This Edition
It rs with th greatest of pleasure
that the Omaha Guide staff, and
officials sincerely thank those that
supplied copy, advertisement, and
worked diligently for the prepara
tion for our many readers and sub
scribers the First Annual Gradu
; ation Edition.
We especially acknowledge and
thank the excellent support given
us by the principals and Eighth
Grade teachers of Long. Howard
Kennedy, Lake, Kelfom and Loth
rop Schools- The cooperative spirit
given by the Technical High
school, the Central High school,
the South High school, and the
North High scool is deeply appre
Te generous support given us by
the merchants through their ad
vertisement in this edition shows
the vision of men and women of
business establishments serving
the community in the welfare of
the young people of the commun
ity and their achievement.
To the students and the many
friends of the Omaha Guide we
; thank you for your wholehearted
| cooperation in our preparing of
this edition. The pleasure in pre
paring it for you, our graduates.
Staff and Officials
The Omaha Guide, Newspaper
Mason M. Devereaux, Jr.
General Mgr & Acting Editor
C. C. Galloway, Publisher
Honorable W. E. Nield, Assem
blyman from Racine, Wisconsin,
presents Bettye Jeanne Phillips
w»th his Legislative Scholarship
Assemblyman Leroy Simmons of
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, looks on.