The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, August 09, 1947, Image 2

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(Submitted by Miss Ruth Villa,
Roselle Park. New Jerseyt*
IVIaNY (ales are told about big brave
dogs, who, judging from their pedigree
and their seeming intelligence, would
always perform heroic deeds as may
be expected because of their ancestry
and environment.
well, 'nags was just a mongrel with questionable heritage
sin<I his environment was any place where food was found and a
friendly pat on the head was offered. Yet to this plain dog. I'm
'indebted for my life.
Some friends and I spent our Xmas vacation skiing up in Man
chester. Vermont. "Rags" was "temporarily boarding” at the
lodge, for. because of the large skiing crowd, the kitchen w*as work
ing overtime and there were often many choice bits of meat .left
J over for "Rags”.
My friends were good skiers. I. a novice at the sport, decided
to go off and practice in solitude before endeavoring a public debut.
It wasn't long before my skiing took me further from the lodge
\ than I should have strayed. On one slope. I took the wrong turn
■nnd crashed into a steep incline. My ankle was in terrible pain,
xind I couldn't move myself to crawl out of the hole Night came,
stnd it grew verv cold. Snow began to fall and my calls for help
Itrought no response.
When nil seemed in vain, and I was certain I'd freeze to death
—who should appear on the edge of the hole—but good old "Rags”!
1 was very excited to see him so far from the lodge, and I called
him down to where I was. Removing my scarf I knotted it around
\ his shaggy head and sent him back—hoping that someone would
l set* the scarf and recognize it as mine.
Sure enough—lie got to the lodge, attracted so much attention
t l»y his barks, and peculiar' behavior, that everyone saw' him. and
■ny friends, who had gone off in the wrong directions to search for
•ue. recognized the scarf and followed "Rags’*.
He led them to where I was. and jumped around in glee when
' they lifted me from the' hole. As I was carried hack to the lodge,
[ •’Rags" led the parade by marching proudly in front.
fCive >our dog an extra pat for his constant loyalty. And
feed him well with the nutritious dog food, unralioned. at
your grocer s.
Kellie will pay $5.00 for every Original true doff story ac
«repte«| lor nublicalion. Send them to Grand Central Post Of
■fflee. Box 410. New York City Unaccepted manuscripts will
i snot be returned. Alt manuscripts submitted will become
Kellie's property. Do not send in stories that have been pub- KELLIE-*
h*hed elsewhere. his mark
Rouse Committee in
Anti-Lunch Bill Dodge
NEW YORK, — Roy Wilkins. '
NAACP assistant secretary, to
day took issue with Congress
man Earl C. Michener, (R.-Mich)
Chairman of the House Com
mittee on the Judiciary, who con
tended that advocates of H. R.
3488, a Federal Anti-Lynch bill,
should concentrate their efforts
I MONTH. 50c
S MONTHS. $1.50
A MONTHS . $2.50
I TEAK .$4.00
o o o
I VRAM (Out of Tom . $4.50
Free Delivery
Duffy Pharmacy
24th & Lake Sts.
School of
Beau tv
Terms Can Be Arranged
2511 North 22nd Street
— JA-3974 —
on the Senate. The Michigan Re
publican declared, “there is no
doubt in my mind that if the
bill in question were reported by
this Committee to the House its
passage would be assured. How
ever there is considerable doubt
as to whether or not the Senate
would give it favorable action,
since opposition there is more
determined than in the House."
Mr. Wilkins, in commenting on
this Congressional “buck-pass
ing" in a letter to Congressman
Michener stated. “We note once
again your position that the leg
islation should first be taken up
in the Senate “since the opposi
tion there is much more deter
mined than in the House.” Also
your feeling that “the House of
Representatives not be called up
on to go through useless motions”.
“This Association directs your
attention to the action of the
House in passing he anti-poll tax
bill 290-112. This legislation was
not out of committee in a matter
of minutes and was called up
under suspension of the rules and
driven through by the House
leadership despite the fact that
everyone concerned as well a
ware that the opposition to this
legislation in the Senate is, to
use your words, “much more de
termined than in the House.”
Knockabout Chairs
If you have knockabout chairs In
the sunroom or on “sabbatical
leave” from the summer porch and
Jheir mpearance is not everything
you desire, consider making simple
slipcovers for them. Use strong fab
rics like ticking or oilcloth in fast
colors, so they can b« ^ossed regu
larly into the washing machine.
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Wins Craftsman
TOP HONORS for Georgia in the
1947 model car design competition
of the Fisher Body Craftsman's
Guild were won by William G.
Walker, Jr., of Columbus, who took
the first place state senior division
award of $100 for his sleek looking
model car. Young Walker won a
second place state award In the
1946 competition. An educational
organization sponsored by General
Motors, the Craftsman’s Guild en
courages the development of crea
tive ability, handiwork amt crafts
manship among 'teen-age boys.
Nebraska V/eteran
Population 127,000
Recent surveys indicate an even
tual World War 11 veteran popu -
lation of 127,200 in Nebraska, it
was revealed today by Ashley
Westmoreland said, includes the
veterans already discharged by the
armed forces and the soldiers,
sailors and marines still in service.
The potential will increase until
the official termination of the war
which has no yet been declared,
he added.
The minimum potential veteran
population of World War 11 for
the nation is estimated at 16,000,
000. Westmoreland disclosed. By
comparison. World War 1 produc
ed 4,627,000 veterans; the Civil
War. 1,849,000 Union Army vet
erans and the Spanish-American
War, 381,000, for a combined total
of 6,857,000, which is considera
bly less than one-half of the min
imum estimated for World War 11
alone, he added.
The estimated veteran popula
tions for the other four states in
VA’s Branch 8 area, with head
' quarters at Fort Snelling, Min
nesota,are :
Minnesota—296,000; Iowa, 252.800
Nebraska 127,200; North Dakota
63,200, and South Dakota 60,800.
Clover From Italy
Crimson clover was introduced
into the United States from Italy la
Oil Interests
Continue Fight
to: Tidelands
The momentous decision of the
Supreme Court, upholding Feder
al ownership of the valuable oil
lands off the coast of California,
has not ended the rapacity of oil
barons, seeking to exploit nature's
resources, or private profit.
A billion dollars may be invol
Justice Black who wrote the op
inion said:—
“The crucial question on the
merits is not merely who owns
the bare legal title to the lands
under the marginal sea. The Un
ited States here (asserts rights
in two capacities transcending
those of a mere property owner.
In one capacity it asserts the right
and responsibility to exercise what
ever power and dominion are nec
essary to protect this country a
against dangers to the security
and tranquility of its people inci
dent to the fact that the United
States is located immediately ad
jacent to the ocean. The Govern
ment also appears in its capacity
as a member of the family of na
tions. In that capacity it is res
ponsible for conducting United
States relations with other nations
It asserts that proper exercise of
these constitutional responsibili
ties requires that it have power,
unencumbered by state commit
ments, always to determine what
agreements will be made concern
ing the control and use of the mar
ginal see and the land under it.”
Legislation nationalizing oil
would settle the issue.
Instead, oil interests will make
another great effort to get legisla
tion vesting wonership in the
state of California, which has
ranted many permits for prospect
ing, and a good deal of oil has al
ready been extracted from this
Congressman Norris Paulson of
California has started working for
legislation surrendering the Fed
eral Government’s interest in Tide
j lands to the states.
1 Senator Sheridan Downey of
' California also Urged that Con
gress enact legislation “to secure
a quitclaim’’,—so states could leg
alize private exploitation of this
vanishing natural resource, which
belongs to the people of America.
Attorney General Tom C. Clark
will seek legislation to set national
policy on tide land oils, and is co
operating with the Department of
the Interior on regulations to per
mit present holders of state leases
to continue exploration and ex
ploitation of oil in what is known
as “the marginal sea area”,—with
royalties payable to the Federal
Government, instead of to Calif
Federal officials are now studyi
ing what part of the California
sea area shall be set apart as nav
al oil reserves, and what shall be
left for private exploitation.
Hail Governor Herbert's
Action in Wilber force
Crisis -4,s Statesmanlike
COLUMBUS. O—Indicated will,
inness of Governor Thomas J.
Herbert to take steps to cause' all
property and facilities owned by
he State of Ohio at Wilberforce
to be turned over to the University
Board of Trustees on condition
that no further appropriations be
asked from the State was unani
mously hailed as satesmanlike this
week by citizens throughout Ohio.
This is now being generally re
garded as the real answer to the
question as to what should be
done relative to the operation of
two separate colleges at Wilber
force—one sponsored by the Sate
of Ohio and one by the African
Methodist Episcopal Church. De
finite action by the University
Board of Trustees and high chur
ch. officials declaring their readi
ness to assume full responsibility
and place the entire resources of
the AME Church as a guarantee
of the future continued operation
and maintenance of the University
is being widely applauded.
Conferring with Governor Her
bert this week on possible favor
able action was a delegation of
citizens, representing the Ohio
Citizens Committee, headed by
Dr. Wallace M. Wright, Cincinnati
Wm. Hodge, Chairman, Cleveland;
Mrs. Ethel Prear, Dayton; Miss
Cora Jordon White, Columbus;
Mrs. R. E. Taylor. Secretary, Ne
wark; Foster Rucker, Columbus;
Mrs. Virginia Guy, Steubenville.
C. M. Reid, Columbus; N. L. Mc
Ghee, Cleveland; Dr. R. E. Taylor,
Newark; Dr. D. O. Walker, Wil
berforce; Mrs. May Cockrel, Cin
cinnati; Frank R. Veal, Cincin
nati; Granville Reid, Dayton; Mrs.
Maude Ford, Toledo; Dr. A. S.
King. Columbus; D. D. Irvin, War.
ren; Dr. Charles Spivey, Cleveland
T. W. Chryer, Sandusky; A. H.
Sumpter, Toledo; Mrs. Dorence
Travers, Alliance; L. G. Long,
Dayton; Elmer Burns, Columbus;
Evermont Robinson, Beltre; and
It is freely predicted that act
ion by Governor Herbert to ac
complish this desired purpose will
be regarded as one of the most
significant and far-reaching move3
ever undertaken to encourage self
reliance of citizens seeking deter
minedly to raise their cultural and
economic status.
Last year in Nebraska, 570
highway accidents and 12 fatal
ities were the result of blinding
headlights. Dwight Havens, Pres
ident of the Nebraska State Safe
ty Council, points out that “most
of these accidents could have been
prevented had these drivers obser.
ved the courtesy of the road and
simply depressed the beam of
their driving lights as they ap
proached on-coming cars on the
Mr. Havens further reminds
drivers that night driving will be
even more hazardous this summer
due to a great increase in the
number of vacationing motorists.
Captain Sanders of the Safety
Patrol states that headlights
which are dim and inadequate are
equally as dangerous on the high
way as the blazingly bright head
light which is not properly foc
used or the car which has only
one headlight in operation. He
urges drivers to make the proper
adjustment, replacements, or re
pair of their headlights and make
certain they do not blind on-com
ing motorists.
The International Business
Machines corporation of Endicott,
N. Y., was host a short time ago
to 38 representatives of 16 mem
ber companies of the National
Negro Insurance association, who
attended an IBM customers' |
school for improving general in
surance office employes, over and
above transportation, to take ad
vance courses in handling their
machines installations and services
Katherine Shryer A ew
Sec ’y of Missouri f AC
Mias Katherine Shryver, former
ly executive secretary of the Na
tional Committee to Abolish the
Poll Tax and public relations
secretary of the National Council
of Negro Women, has been ap
pointed state director of the
Missouri Progressive Citizens of
America, PCA announced this
Miss Shryver was born in Cof
feyville, Kansas in 1907. After
graduating Phi Beta Kappa from
the Universary of Colorado in
1929 she took a walking tour of
Ireland, returned to the United
States to do editorial work for
Scribners Magazine. In 1936 she
wrote a book length report on
the “History and Culture of the
Southern Mountain People” for
the Tennessee Valley Authority,
ver did editorial work for Ran
From 1938 to 1940 Miss Shry
dom House where her first as
signment was the “Collected
Works of FDR.”
During the war Miss Shryver
did volunteer blood bank work
in Washington, D. C. and pro
moted interracial entertainment
for soldiers.
From 1944 to 1946, as Execut
ive Secretary for the National
Committee To Abolish the Poll
Tax. she travelled throughout
the country rallying support in
the committee’s behalf. She also
lobbied for anti-poll tax laws in
In the summer ofl945she re
ceived a medal from the Uni- !
versity of Colorado for “contri
butions to American culture and
fight against the vicious poll tax”.
She served as public relations ,
secretary to the National Coun
cil of Negro Women (first white
member of the staff) from 1946
to February, 1947. MissShryver
is a member of the Capital Club
the NAACP, Washington, D. C.
chapter executive board, and
worked on publicity for the
1947 NAACP National Conven
“As a person vitally concern
ed with the struggle of the Neg
ro people to achieve there full
rights as citizens in a Dem
ocroacy I am grateful for this
opportunity to work with PCA—
a national organization dedicat
ed to the program of Franklin
D. Roosevelt and H,enry Wall
ace. ’ Miss Shryver declared in
accepting the post as PCA Dir
ector in Missour.
“It has long been my convic
i;on that the burden of tb-°
struggle against Fascism and
full democracy rests on the
shoulders of both Negroes and
whites working together, and
that perhaps the most import
ant part of tha sruggle must be
fought in the South.
“PCA—dedicated to winning
j FEPC. anti-poll tax laws, anti
lynch bills, esual educational op
I portunities through federal aid
to educaation aMissouri and
| other Valley Authorities like TVA
! the rights of labor and world
peace—in an organization that
! can and is fighting effectively
on the Federal, state and local
j The Progressive Citizens of
America, is composed of inde
pent liberals and progressives or
ganized now in some 400 com
munity chapters and 23 state or
ganizations. PCA works closely
with the Southern Conference of
j Humane Welfare, whose Presi
, dent, Clark Foreman, is a PCA
Offensive Candy
Label Removed
l NEW YORK—The recent" pro
test which the National Associa
tion for the Advancement of Col
ored People lodged with / the
j manufacturers and distributors
of a candy box enclosed in a
racially offensive label and con
tainer top was considered satis
I factorily acknowledged when
Madison S. Jones, Jr., NAACP
administrative assistant, recieved
assurances from the Blum Candy
Company of San Francisco and
New York’s Lord and Taylor
Company, where the candy was
sold, that the product in its pre
sent label would be withdrawn
from sale immediately.
In replying to the Association’s
protest, Dorothy Shaver, Lord
and Taylor executive stated:
‘ Immediately upon receipt of
your letter regarding “Blum’s
Ii’l Darkies’ I requested the de
partment to remove this mer
chandise from sale. Your are
right in stating that the policy
of Lord & Taylor is one that
strives to avoid being offensive
to any American.
“Quite naturally, we regret that
we did not catch this uninten
tional inference in this package
before you called it to our at
“I was particularly pleased
with the attitude of the Presi
dent of the Blum Candy Com
pany. I am sure you already have
received his reaction. His letter,
I thought, a very fine one.
“Thank you again for calling
our attention to this matter.’’
The Blum Candy Company im
mediately acknowledged receipt of
the NAACP’s protest with a
letter from the company’s pres
ident in which he stated: “We
appreciate your letter of July
eighth. In our thoughtlessness, we
felt that little on our licorice
package were lovable and cute,
and assure you that no ridirule
or insult was intended. Appar
ently we erred,and we are quite
willing to accept your reasoning
in the matter—instructions have
been issued to see that a change
is made in the art work and la
beling that you consider at odds
with your principles.
“We cannot afford to absorb
this loss An packaging 'without
an interval of adjustment, but as
soon present stocks are reduced,
the label to which you object
will permanently disappear from
the market.”
Secret of Pie Cutting
To cut pie easily sprinkle granu
lated sugar over the meringue
topped pie.
One-Fifth of
Food Used in
America Wasted
A year ago the Fish and Wild
life Service estimated there are
probably two rats for each per
son in the United States and that
each rat consumes about fifty
pounds of food a year and wastes
of destroys three times as much.
The loss of foods chargeable to
rate, amounts therefore, to about
56 billion pounds of 28 million
tons a year.
Efforts to get more funds for
rat eradication failed.
In September, 1943, the Food In
formation Division of the U. S.
Department of Agriculture report
ed on food waste that studies of
garbage collected in 247 cities
showed it contained “an averagt
of 300 pounds of food which is
purchased by American house
“Adding together (1) the waste
from farm to retail store, and (2>
the waste in the home, butexclud
ing losses on the farm prior to
harvest, total food losses or over
all reduction in weight between
amounts harvested and amounts
actually consumed appear to be
between 2C and 3C percent. The
lower figure of 2C percent pro
bably would represent a conser
vative estimate of over-all losses
in this country, even in 1943.”
The People’s Lobby has submitt
ed these facts to the President
and saked him to appeal to the
American people to end the food
waste which means starvation for
many millions in other countries,
and to allot adequate funds for
rat extermination. This would
save a lot of taxes in enabling
America to help the world, as we
all really wish to.
NAACP has been informed by
the War Department that as a
result of consideration of a peti
tion for clemency which was sub
mitted on behalf of Calvin
Baker, former serviceman tried
by General Court-Martial sitting
at Augsburg, Germany, on June
9, 1945, his sentence of confine
ment has been reduced from 25
years to 18 years. Pvt. Baker
was tried for alleged violations
of the 92nd and 93rd Articles
of War—rape and assault with
intent to do bodily harm.
Typical of the dynamic, young
leadership in today’s unions is
civic-minded 36 year old Monroe
T. Stringer Jr., assistant Manager
of the Construction and General
Laborers’ Union, Local 689. of the
American Federation of Labor.
Born in Shreveport, La., String
er was graduated from New Or
leans University and taught school
in Morgan City, La., until he cast
his lot with organized labor in
1938. He has been an officer since
1940. The labor leader who is mar
ried to the former Oena Dupaty
of Donaldsonville, La., is presi
dent of the Steward Boord of Mt.
Zion M. E. Church, J? .kaon ave.
NEW YORK, N. Y — Last week
in the offices of the Denver Rio
Grande Western Rrailroad in Den.
ver, Colorado, negotiation of an
agreement concerning wages and
working conditions was completed
by A. Philip Randolph, Interna
tional President and M. P. Web
ster, International Vice-President
of the Brotherhood af Sleeping
Car Porters, with the Manage
ment of the Denver Rio Grande
Western Railroad. The Brother
hood, through constant negotia
tion with the Management of the
Raildroad was able to secure the
restoration of half of the porters
who were laid off with prospects
of the other half being put back
to work in the near future. An
increase in pay of fifteen dollars
a month was also won for the
men, stated A. Philip Randolph.
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