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♦ _ ★__OMAHA, NEBRASKA, AUGUST % 1947~- No. 26 ~_
Community Program Night Will
Be Presented Every Friday Evening |
At the Corby Street Playgrounds,
Band Concert, Movies and
.Community Singing to Be
A Feature At Each Program
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The first of series of Comm
unity Night Programs will open
Friday night Aug. 1 at Corby
Playgrounds corner 24th and Cor
by st., and continue every Fri
day night through August. A
band concert by the Community
Band under the leadership of
Charles Williamson will open the
program at 7 o’clock. At 8 o'clock
a special movie of several car
toons and a sport movie will be
shown and at 8:30 a half hour of
community singing will be led by
Mrs. Addie Foxall Hinton. The
songs will be flashed on the
screen and will consist of popular,
spirituals, and folk songs. These
programs are being presented for
the entire family and are being
presented by a committee repre
senting the different social, civic
fraternal and Veterans group's
Business establishments, City
Recreation Department, Omaha
Urban League. North Side Branch
YWCA Churches and Near North
Side Branch YMCA. Members of
the committee are: Marjorie Ware,
chairman of the program com
mittee, Travis Dixon, chairman cf
the equipment committee, Bernice
Peebles Ethel Brewer Marty
Thomas, Rev. E. B. Childress. Leo
Bohanon, Mae Taylor Ralph
Adams, Walter Bell, Charles Wil
liamson, Roscoe Mitchell Frank
Cottrell, Rev. Charles Tyler, Mar- \
ion Taylor chairman of the pub
licity committee and John R. But
ler, chairman of the committee.
Miltcm Johnson chairman of the
Initials Gift' Committee of the
Near North Side Branch Y. M. C.
A. Building Fund announces the
receipt of a contribution of
$100.00 from the Beau Brum
mell Club from the program pre
sented by Wings Over Jordan
Choir. The standing of the fund
is as follows.
Previously reported.$8280.00
Beau Brummell Club. 100.00
Atty. Ray Williams. 100.00
Curtis Kirtley . 50.00
Douglas Corbin . 25.00
Total Standing ._.. $8555.00
Say you *aw it advertised in The
Omaha Guide
Hall and Reed
Reception Held
at the YWCA
Sunday July 27, 1947 from 6 to
8 p. m. at the Northside Branch
YWCA the beautiful reception of
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Reed was well
attended by their many friends
and a host of well-wishers.
Miss Delores Hall the daughter
of Mr. George Hall was married
to Mr. Miles Reed son of Mr. and
Mrs. Daniel Reed on Friday eve
In the reception line was the fol
lowing Mr. and Mrs. Miles Reed.
Mrs. Daniel Reed and Charles S.
Some of the lovely^ gifts given to
the newlyweds from the Kappas
a electric waffle iron, Electric
Troaster from Mr. and Mrs. C.
Duley and daughter, radio from
Mr, and Mrs. Daniel Reed, indi
vidual gifts from members of the
Omega Club, and host of other
lovely gifts from guest in atten
Entertainment Mr. L. King sing
ing “Without “A Song'’ accompied
by Miss Evelyn Triggs. Mrs. Mel
ba Hall sang the The Lords Pray’’
Receptionist and service: Mrs.
Melba Hall, Mrs. Doris Kintr Miss
Margaret Faison and Miss Palmyre
Arrangers: Mrs. Helen Thomas
and Mrs. Hattie Moore.
NEW YORK,—The Department
of Justice, in response to an ur
gent message from NAACP head
Walter White, demanding im
mdiate action in the recent mass
killing and wounding of Negro
convicts in the Anguilla “Death
Camp’’ near Brunswick, Georgia,
today notified the Association
that “the Department is giving
very careful attention to this
matter. “The statement was made
by Theron L. Caudle, Assistant
Attorney General, in behalf of
Attorney General Tom Clark.
‘Sweet Sea’
The Amazon river is sometimes
I »r--.---.vr. as the “sweet sea.”
Mbonu Ojike
A Negro Author
Mbonu Ojike has recently pub
lished two books which are very
interesting. They are, ‘My Africa’
and “I Have Two Countries ’.
Mbonu Ojike is a young man,
just past thirty. He is intelligent,
gifted and a lover of his own
country and yet a citizen of the
He was born in southeast Nig
eria, in the Ibo country. His father
had ten wives and apposed his
son's going to school.
They lived in what is called a
‘‘compound”. More than 100
people lived there. Everyday
brought its excitement and novel
ties. Each wife lived in her own
separate house. The great wall
enclosing the compound was two
feet thick and ten feet high.
Mbonu speaks of his father
many times in his "books. He ad
mired his father very much. His
father seldom laughed or smiled.
It was said in wrestling circles
that no champion bad ever de
bated him. He still had a robust
and handsome physique at the
age of 70.
llobonu always wanted to go to
school. He insisted on going to
Mission School. His father wanted
him to marry wliile stiil young
boy but Mboa'i refused and broke
i, i-'.ther prec.’de it, and his tami.v
gave up all hope for him. But
ht won a ?c> >loiship lo ihe Nor
mal School in Nigeria and r.e
a'so taught -t • local hich schorl
end took a ;o ^spondence course
r cm Oxford University.
lie came o tfc* Unite* States
in 1939 anr since then he has
earned a II. at Ohio Stale Uni
verity and a Master’s Degree in
Education r.rl Administration ot
’he Univer .y of Chicago He
has spent seven •►sis in the
United States as a student and
In His new took. I ha*e two
Continued On Page 4
Members of Peace
Caravan Have Busy
Time In Omaha
The four members of the Peace
Caravan, Joan Williams, Cynthia
Mallory, Zerita Thrower, and
Jeanne Lemal, have found their
time well occupied here in Omaha
On Tuesday, July 15th, they
spoke to the girls at the YWCA
Residence on peace time military
conscription and also to the Jew
ish War Veterans on the Stratton
Bill concerning displaced persons.
Wednesday, July 16th they visit-1
ed the Lions Club s T. B. camp,
were interviewed over KBON, and
spoke to the high school group
at the Social Settlement on race
relations. Thursday they visited
Woodson Center, the Day Nursery,
City Mission, and the County
Hospital. On Friday evening they
met with a group of young
Omaha students and workers who
are interested in forming a pro
gressive political action group. On
Saturday, July 19th. the girls took
part in two services at the Seven
th Day Adventist Church, and
Sunday they spoke at two ser
school and college students at
vices of Zion Baptist, to the high
the First Methodist Church, and
to the grils of St. John's A. M. F.
Church. On Monday they broad
casted over KOWH and passed
out literature on the Straton Bill
at the Brandeis Theater to sup
plement the film on displaced per- .
sons shown there. •
Tuesday, July 22nd. they spoke
to the Cosmopolitan International
on Russia and the UN. and Fri
day, July 25th, they spoke to the
Downtown Kiwanis on the same
subject. They wound up their
week on Sunday by conducting
the morning church service at
Trinity Methodist, presenting a
forum discussion on world govern
ment to the Trinity Methodist
Young People, and speaking to
the adult group of Pilgrim Bapt
ist Church.
War Department
Reduces Sentence
Department was notified that the
sentence of Willie Wilson, for
mer GI, has been reduced from
twelve years to eight years, as
the result of NAACP interven
tion in behalf of the prisoner. Wil.
son had originally been sentenced
to life impresonment, and a peti
tion to the War Department by
he NAACP Legal Department re
sulted in the reduction to twelve
years from life imprisonment, in
June of 1946.
The petition, submitted in April
of 1946, pointed out that it was
“apparent from the cumulative
testimony of the witnesses to the
killing that there was no malice
aforethought or premeditated in
tent on the part of Wilson to shoot,
or kill the deceased.” Wilson was
tried by a General Court-Martial
on the 25th of July, for an alleged
premeditated killing of a fellow
NEW YORK,—Arthur B. Spin
gam, NAACP President, notified
the Republic of Liberia of the As.
sociation's regret over its inability
to be represented at the forth
coming centenary celebration of
State, Mr. Spingarn stated: “Re
gret cannot xsend representative
Centenary Celebration. NAACP
felicitates Republic of Liberia
observance Centenary Indepen
dence. We extend best wishes con
tinued success and growth in
world Family of Nations.”
Live an a Potato
One potato will supply 100 calo
ries or about one twenty-fifth of the
amount of calories recommended for
the average adult for daily con
sumption. However, it is essentia]
that a balanced ration be utilized
Motorists Are Urged
to Drive Slowly and
Prevent Accidents
Mr. Dwight Havens. President
of the Nebraska motorists to a
dopt as their slogpn, “I drive
Twenty-six men, and women,
and children lost their lives on
Nebraska's highways during the
month of June, 1947. This number
is the fourth highest number of
fatalities recorded since fatality
records have been kept.
In proportios to the number of
miles driven in the country, fewer
accidents have been had by drivers
of trucks and buses employed M
the daily transport of frieght and
passengers then are charged to
the general run of motor-vehicle
operators. This places an addit
ional responsibility upon the
shoulders of Nebraska motorists
to attempt to obey arf traffic law's
and maintain reasonable speeds
while driving on he highways.
With the anticipation of enjoyable
vacations, Nebraska motorists
must plan for safety on the high
ways. In this connection, Captain
Sanders the State Highway
Parol points out that the best
speed for drivers o maintain on
the highways is moderate speed.
Driving too slowly causes traffic
to pile up behind thus leading
some drivers to take chances in
passing and wall sometimes cause
as many serious accidents as driv.
ing too fast. Nebraskans are re-,
minded that, “Precaution precedes
prevention; danger prevails when
caution fails.’’
$25,000 Asked
For NY IF oman
in Railroad Suit
gal Department has filed suit a
gainst the Atlantic Coast Line
Railroad Company and Florida
45ast Coast Railway Company in
$ehalf of Berta Mae Watkins, a
Hegro woman, resident of 318
West 135th st., New York City.
The complaint charged that on j
the 28th of February, 1946, Mrs. !
Watkins purchased a ticket at the
Pennsylvania Station in New
York for a through trip to West
Palm Beach, Florida on “The
Champion,” which gave her a
right to occupy a specific reserved
1 seat in the train. It further stated
that in Jacksonville, Florida, she
was ordered to move by agents
of the two companies, and when
she refused ,the Jacksonville
Police were called to arrest her.
NAACP attorney Robert L. Car
ter, who represented Mrs. Wat
kins in appealing her conviction
for violation of the Florida segre
gation statute, charged that such
ejection and arrest were violations
by the companies of their con
tract with Mrs. Watkins and that
it further violated her rights as
an interstate passenger. The com
plainant demanded damages in
the sum of Twenty-five Thuosand
Dollars. It was filed in the District
Court of the United States fo»
the Southern District of New York
Anniversary to Sound
In Colliers Year Book
BURBANK, Calif. — Warner
Bros.’ recent celebration of the
Twentieth Anniversary of talking
pictures is given a half page
1 spread in the 1947 edition of Col
lier's Year Book, according to
word received at the Burbank
studio over the weekend.
Aew General Secretary for
Christian, Jew Conference
—«— i
Dr. Henry Noble MacCracken.
President Emeritus of Vassar Col
lege, was today appointed General
Secretary of Administration of the
National Conference of Christians
and Jews, Dr. Everett R. Clinchy,
President of the National Confer
ence announced this morning. Dr.
MacCracke is the first person ap
pointed to this office, which has
recently been created by the or
ganization’s Executive Committee.
As General Secretary, the noted
educator will relieve President
Clinchy of certain administrative
duties to enable the National Con
ference president to devote his en
tire time and energies to consoli
dating the national and inter
nation phases of the work of the
National Conference of Christians
and Jews. Due to the rapid grow.
the and expansion of the Confer
ence the executive Committee
took this step in the interest of
efficiency after the administrative
task had become too heavy for
one man to handle.
The appointment of Dr. Mac
Cracken is, Dr. Clinchy said, part
of the current growth of the Na
tional Conference of Christians
and Jews involving several other
changes and appointments. Among
these is the naming of Willard
Johnson of New York City as
National Program Director. Mr.
Johnson was previously vice
president in charge of the Con
ference’s Northwestern Division.
Also appointed were M. Robert
Dorn, formerly Finance and Ac
counting officer of {Todd Ship
building Corporation, as Controll
er and Sidney E. Cockrell, Jr. of
Louisville, as Major and adminis
trative officer in the U. S. Army
Iceland theatre, as Assistant to
the President.
Dr. MacCracken became of Vas.
sar College i nl915 where he ser
ved until his retirement in June
1946. During his thirty-one years
with the College he established
himself as one of the nation’s
greatest educators and scholars.
Prior to his appointment to the
Vassar post he was Professor of
English at Smith College, North
ampton, Massachusetts, He re
ceived his bachelor's and master's
degrees from New York Univer
sity and his doctorate from Har
vard University.
The author 6f several books. Dr.
MacCracken was co-chairman of
the International Conference of
Christians and Jews which was
held in Oxford, England last sum
mer. Dr. MacCracken will as
sume his new post early in Sept.
more and Ohio Railroad is now
advertising U. S. Savings Eonds
between train announcements at
its Pittsburgh passenger station,
the Treasury "Department was in
formed today
Pioneer in the use of the public
address system of a railway ter
minal to promite savings was Un.
ion Station in Washington, D. C.,
whose announcers are currently
advising the crowds that pass
through this huge and beautiful
Warren Recital
Patron Lists Are
Extended Daily
Music appreciation among)
Omahans is being given a boost
by the presentation of Mabelle
Warren, vocalist, at Zion Baptist
Church on Friday, August 8th.
Members of the Alpha Kappa Al
pha Sorority who are sponsoring
the presentation report that Pat
rons are calling in daily to offer
their support in bringing this
treat to the public.
Miss Warren has been singing
in public recital since at an early
age her voice was recognized as
one of unsual quality. During her
four years at Hampton Institute
from which she was graduated
in June she was the recipient of
annual scholarships and encour
agement. She will resume her
studies in Septemeber under Mad
ame Frenchl of Curtis Institute in
Philadelphia, Pa, Miss Waren will
be accompanied by Ruth Norman,
pupil of Frances Baetens and sen
ior in the college of Music at the
University of Nebraska. Miss Nor
man has also received scholar
ships from the University in re
cognition of her ability at the
piano. Both are members of the
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
Included among the patrons
are: Mr. & Mrs. Ralph J. Adams,
Mrs. Gertrude Ashley, Mrs, Flo
ence Jones Anderson, Mr. Gover- 1
nor Avant, Mr. and Mrs. E. A
vant, Mrs. Claretta Banks, Mr. &
Mrs. Thomas Beck, Miss Mildred
Brown, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Black
well, Mrs. Robert Blackwell, Mrs.
Katie Billingsly, Mr. & Mrs. Leo
Bohanon, Mrs. Jasper Brown. Mr.
George Bryant, Mrs. Frances Ba
tens, Mrs. D. W. Bell, Mrs. Helen
Bradley, Rev. & Mrs. E. B. Chil
dress, Miss Emnett Clay, Mr. &
Mrs. Herbert Clark, Mrs. Gran
ville Coggs. Mrs. Dorothy Cun
ningham Mrs. Ludora Cottrell,
Miss Florentine Crawford, Mrs.
Mrs. Eva Mae Davis, Mrs. I.
Odell Davis, Mrs. Lena Dallas,
Mrs. Olive Davis, Mr. Wm. B.
Davis Mr. & Mrs. Holsey Dorsey
Mr. & Mrs. C. C. Dudley, Mrs.
Cornelius Edwards. Mr. Phillip
Egland, Mr. & Mrs. Walter P. Er
I vin. Rev. and Mrs. Charles Fav
ors Miss Lois Faison, Mrs. Eula
Fowler, Mr. & Mrs. John Faucett
Mr. Alfem Geary, Mrs. Alton
Goode, Mr. Bud Greene, Mr. C. C.
Galloway, Mr. & Mrs. Roy Gor
don, Mrs. Pearl Gibson, Mr. &
Mrs. William Glenn, Mrs. Clara
Hughes, Mr. Howard Hatter. Miss
Mary L. Harris, Mrs. F. S. Good
Continued On Page 8
' Winners of numerous popularity
polls in the United States, the
King Cole Trio last week was vot
ed the Best Small Combination by
over 100,000 Canadian radio list
eners. The contest ran for three
weeks and as conducted by Keith
Sandy's “Make Believe Ballroom”
heard in Toronto.
The King Cole Trio is heard on
Saturdays at 5:45 p. m. EDT over
and NBC.
Time Savera
At least four hours a week can be
saved by an ironer In the average
family. A saving of several hours
can be accomplished by the washer.
The, total gain from the two amounts
to several weeks a year.
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World’s Largest Jersey Herd
SANDIA, TEXAS—The world’s largest Jersey herd, owned by the
four Knolle Brothers here, and containing approximately 2,500 cattle,
has recently been classified for type under the supervision ot^Tba
American Jersey Cattle Club, Columbus, Ohio.
A total of 394 milking cows, and 13 herd bulls were individually
inspected by J. W. Ridgway, Dairy Specialist and G. G. Gibson, Ex
tension Dairyman. Three days were needed for this work of compare
ing each animal with the breed’s score card alloting 100 points for a,
perfect animal. The 407 animals classified averaged 83.96 %/iWelL
above the average of the breed.
During the past year nearly 15,000 registered Jerseys in the
United States were inspected for type under this program,
C-Day In Sections 9B, 9D,
9E, 10E, 9G, 10G Soon;
Area Cooperation Asked
Garden Party at
Bethel AME Church
Tremendous Success
Junior Stewardess Board of
Bethel A. M. E. Church must be
Garden Party Friday night July
25. on the church lawn and all
who failed to attend missed a treat
Amid Japenese Lanterns, the four
small tables were decorated in
different pastel shades, with cut
flowers to mach. The young Mat
rons were gowned in Spring fro
mals and madie a very pretty
As a special attraction, the
Cheerful Builders had a fishing
pond and fishing was very good,
in fact, the lake yvas dry very
early in the evening.
The members wish to thank all
for such a very nice attendance.
Mrs. G. Dunkin, Pres.
Mrs. Elsie Embrey, Sec.
Rev. H. W. Bletson, Pastor
Beth urle-Cookman
Students Enjoy
Charm School
Swarz, talented trained and one
cl our most charming actresses
will be long remembered by stu
dents who attended either of the
Charm Schools — Bethune-Cook
man College in Datona Beach, Fla.
or here at Famcee—conducted by
At Bethune Cookman over 50 stu
ents attended the Charm School
which was a project within itself
While at Famcee the school was
part of the Home Economics and
Cosmetolgy Departments, Topics
of discussion were: “Making Your
self More Interesting, Individual
ity and Personality, Voice and
Conversation, Self Improvement,
Ideals off Charm, and Your Re
1 sponibility to Divine Guidance, or
to God.”
President Richard V. Moore and
Dr. Bethune of Bethune Cookman,
and President Gray here at Fam
cee were high in their praises for
the contribution Miss Swarz is
making as a “First’’ offering
Charm School in various sec
tions which will surely add to and
enchance the education of stu
dents and Summer School in ser
vice teachers, who are studying.
Pile of Cement
Grand Coulee dam contains
enough cement to build three Great
Using Rat Skins
The skins of rats are used to
make poeketbooks and tobacco
First Book Matches
John Walker, English pharmacist,
made the first book matches in 1827.
Areas in sections 9b, 9d, 9e, lOe
land 2, 9g, and iOg will soon have
their C-Day according to officials
of the Metropolitan Utilities Dis
rict. Persons living in these areas
are asked to be at home or have
someone at home when these
change over men call to make the
change over from manufactured
gas to natural gas.
If the fullest cooperation is gives
by the resident of these areas the
change over of appliance etc will
be just a matter of minutes.
The having someone home
when these men call is absolutely
secessary in order that the change
over might be made with the least
inconvenient to all concerned.
Each person in these various
areas have and if not already will
receive an advance notice as to
when these men will be working
in the area. Heeding such notice
and giving these men any help
they so desire as to getting in to
make the change over is appreciat
ed by the Officials of the MUD
and the men doing the work.
This is the way it works manu
factured g'z will be valved off
from the --ction where the change
crew starts working just before
they make the*, urst house to
house calls and Natural gas where
change-over has been completed
Manufactured gas in other sec
tion. This is done by valves in the
gas pipes, which shut off manu
factured gas from the sections
changed over. Remember their
will be no difference in your gas
bill, both natural and manufactur
ed gas whll be billed at the same
Each man will be properly
identification card will have the
following information on it:
Metropolitan Utilities District
Omaha, Nebr.: Employee Identi
fication Card: Badge No.—To
Whom it may concern: The bear
er. Mr.-Employee of the Gas
Change-Over Department: Date.
Signed. The card is yellow.
On August 11 these men will be
working in sections 9D which
covers: Lake to Decatur and from
24th to 34th strees.
On Tuesday August 12. Section'
9E from Franklis to Cumings and
from 24th to 34th streets.
On Wednesday Auguest 13 Sec
tions 10E 1 from Caldwell to
Webster and from 23rd to 30 shtt.
On Thursday August 14 Sections
10E 2 from California to Daves
port and from 23rd to 32nd streets
On Monday August 18 Sections
9G from Florence Blvd. to 24th st_
and from Paul to Decatur
On Tuesday August 19th, Sec
tios 10G from Paul to Cass and
I from 8th to 24th Streets.
Be sure that someone is home
when these men visit your section
to make the change-over.
California fsAACP l\ot
Supporting Henry Wallace
ATLANTA, Ga, — Unique de
signs in sculpture, wire jewelry,
and masks will feature the ex
hibit of the Arts and Crafts Work
shop at the Atlanta University
Summerer School which will open
o the public on August 5, In Laura
Spelman Rockefeller Building,
Spelman Colleg. Also in the dis
play will be mural paintings, ab
stract designs treated on cloth
materials, puppets and marione
ttes, self portraits, poster designs
finger painting and oil and water
color painting.
Thefacuity and students will
hold Open House for the Summer
School community from 7:00_
9:00 p. m. on August 5, at which
mtie there will be a marionette
show and other entertainment.
The exhibit will continue on view
through Wednesday, August G.
According to Walter A. Simon
and Lash Guthrie, instructors at
the Workshop, one of the objec
tives of the program has been to
show that everyone has creative
talent. Another has been to point
out the sensitivities of people who
have because of social pressure,
allowed their sensivities to be
come dulled or inhibited. Practi
ton B. Goodlett, president of the
San Francisco branch of the
NAACP, attended the “draft Wal.
lace” meeting in Fresno, July 19.
as an individual and not as an
official of the Association, he has
advised the national office in New
An inquiry by Walter White,
national secretary, following a re
port published in the New York
Times, July 20, brought a wire
from Dr. Goodlett starting: ‘‘I
participated in Democrats for
Wallace meeting in Fresno as a
private citizen without any or
ganizational affiliation,”
The political action policy of the
NAACP, adopted by resolution of
the Cincinnati annual conference
in 1946 ad reaffirmed in June by
the Washington conference is that
branches of the Association may
not endorse candidates, although
individual members and branch
officers are not restricted.
cally all of the 83 who are enroll
ed are teachers in elementary
schools who have had no previous
art experience.
The instructors feel that pro
gress has been made during the
session in the freeing of the sen
sitivities of the students.