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ST. JONH S A. M. E. CHURCH
22nd Willis Ave.
* Rov, E. B. ChlUre**
Mason Oev^r^au* Jr., reporter
• J'esus Christ today is advooat
ing a miiiian church. It is not
mine to reason what God does,
but mine 1° do and dare as God
desire me, and there is to much
stepping upon our fellowmen to.
day by intelligent men in their
race for wealth, power, and world
ly goods.” Thoughts our minister
s well-delivered inspiring measage
"Eternal Trust", from the text
of Psalms 121-2nd and 3rd verses
Sunday morning August 91.
The evening servi^ at 7:30
p. m. the Youth for Christ pre
sented a very fine service. Their
program was well-prepared and
* presented, and they held the
Christian banner of St. Jon’s in
all its glory forth.
John Orduna sponsor of the
Youth for CUrist and president
•of the Junior choir gave a splend.
id sermon subject, "Wcg-klng for
Mickey J. Harris president and
members of the Youth for Christ
thank the members of St. John’s
for the very fine support in at
tendance and •o&ncially.
To the Junior Choir its Dir
ectress Mrs. E. B. Childress, and
others that assisted on this pro.
gram in preparation or partici
pation the Youth for Christ show
er roses at your feet.
Accessions: Miss Mosslirte Green
of Omaha, and Miss Roseline
Penn of Atchison, Kans.
Convert: Miss Helen James.
Visitors: Miss Emma Jones of
St. Paul A. M. E. St. Louis, Mo.,
Mrs. Mattie Benjamin 651 Gar
field ave. 1 st. A. M. E Church
Kansas City. Mo., Mrs. E. Latting
1039 New Jersey First A. M. E.
Church Kan. City, Mo., Mrs F. E.
Birch 1617 N. 9 1 st., A. M. E.
Church. Kansas City, Kans.
Mrs. A D. Smith 1813 Dalton St
Joseph. Mo.. Mrs. Laura S. Adams
615 Parallel Kansas wife of Rev.
R. A Adams former pastor of St.
John’s A. M. E. church of Omaha
Rev. R* A. Adams past sometime
ago in Kansas City where held
the post of Presiding Elder, Mrs.
B. B. Foster 2021 Montgall, Mo.,
Allen Chapel in Quindaro. Kans..
Mrs. Jonah Boyrin of Bethal
A M. E. Church of Texas, Miss
Ernustine Byan 1360’i East 21,
at., Los Angeles, Calif., Miss Del
ores Tarry of Lor Angeles, Calif-,
Mr. and Mrs. Warren West St.
Paul, A. M. E. Church San An
tonis, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. Mar
cus Toney of Omaha, Ncbr., and
Rev. Fouts of Topkea, Kans, was
present at the evening service.
Have you paid your Annual
Conference Assessment? If you
haven’t why not today.
Let us all join in this movement
an help to keep St. John’s banners
flying at this end of the district
$ by making ourselves a committee
of one and seeing thak our pastor
and wife will /be sufficiently
equipped when they go down to
the conference in October. W hen
we pay our conference claims we
'mcrease our stock in the A. M. E.
Church over the length and brea
th of the nation and world. Let
each one resolve to pay his and
her conference claims today.
Let us pray for the sick through
out the week whoever they may
be or wherever they may be.
The King Solomon’s Wedding
is set for September 29. Monday
at 8 p m. If you haven’/ purch^e
% your ticket as yet Hurry!
It is with regret that we must
bid farewell to our Sister, member
and dear friend Mrs. £>ara waaaer
wife of the deceased Glover C.
WallW and her niece Vivian.
Mrs. Walker is moving to Lin
coin where she will be Group
Work Supervisor at the Urban
League, she is a distinct lost to
St. John's church in Omaha, var
ious clubs and auxiliaries, and the
community at large, will miss her
ardent and unselfish, untiring,
and excellent work while in our
church as a member and citizen
• in the community will always be
among our fondest memories. It
will be difficult to fill the position
left vacte by the leaving of Mrs.
Walker, but we that are yet here
To Mrs. Sara Walter St. John’s
Officers. Pastor and Wife, assist
ant Pastors, members and friends
of St. John's salute you in reconi
stion for the splendid service re
needed to St. John’s in Omaha
and we wish for the best in your
venture. May your days be always
full of swrshine.
The Minute Men and Auxiliary
will have a very important busi
ness meeting at the home of Mias
Florence Speaae 2712 Erskins ft.
ob Sunday Sept. 7, at 4:30 p. m.
According to th« president Mr.
A. R. Goodlett there Is much work
to be done all members are urged
to be out at this important busi
Mother send your children to
Sunday School every Sunday
morning at 9:80 a. m. Attended
our morning services at 11 ;a. m.
Our Evening Services at 7:30 p.m.
Visitor and friends are always
welcome at St. John's thg friendly
church at 22nd Willis ave. Come
and worship with us wont you?
CLAIR METHOCMJT CHURBVl
22nd and Miami St*.
Rev. C. C. Reynold*, P*dor
Mr*. Viola Buford, Reporter
j Services wewre well attended
I last Sunday. A number of visitors
were present, several of our mem
bers have returned from their id
eations. The Pastor Rev. Reynolds
delivered the Morning sermqp
from the theme “Identification of
Mr. and Mrs. William Jones,
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Glover, and
Mrs. Minnie Edwards presented
their babies for baptism. The Wo
mans Society of Christian Service
1 had charge of the Evening Service
1 with a sermon from Rev. Street
Mrs. Marie Brown and Mrs
Vonceal Cropp of Burns Meth
odist Church, Des Moines, Iowa
worshipped with us Sunday
morning, also Mrs. Marion Hay
den of St. Marks Methpdist
! Church, Wichita. Kansas.'
This coming Sunday is Holy
Comumioin and we urge all our
members and friends to be pre
sent for this great spiritual, mem
orial. The Rev. W C. Johnson.
Pastor of Clavary Baptist Church
Coffeyrille, Kansas will be our
1 Guest Preacher both Morning and
HILL SIDE PRESBYTERIAN
Sunday School 9:30 a. m. Mom
Services 11:00 a m„
Semom September 7, ‘‘The Tree
Thelma Newte Reporter
CLEAVE6 TSJRPLE C, M. E.
25th A Decatur #t.
C. P. Raines, Minister
Mrs. Jeanie Engli*h, Reporter
2320 N. 28th ave..
Rev. E. F. Ridley, Pastor
CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD
2412 ParkeP 8tre*t C. W. F. F.
Rev. S. K. Nichols, Pastor
STEAMSHIP LINE SUED
NEW YORK — The Legal De
partment of the National Associ
ation for the Advancement of Col
ored People announced that it
■ would take immediate action in
behalf of a Negro messman who
was brutally assaulted by a white
crewmember aboard the Lucken
bach Line's SS James Fenimore
Cooper. NAACP attorney Louis R.
Harold DeBlanc, in a $10,000
damage smit against the Lucken.
bach Steamship Lines, charging
that it acted wrongfully in icon
tinuing in its employ a person
holding dangerous views and of
| intemperate and violent habits.
DeBlanc was assaulted without
provocation on Jun« 25th by able
bodied seaman Gerald O. McfCen.
zie. At the time of the assault De
Blanc was lying in his bunk when
McKenzie is alleged to have sud
denly kicked DeBlanc in the
mouth cansing serious fractures
and teeth injuries. McKenzie’s at
titude toward Negroes was ap
parently well known.
In addition te the damage suit,
it was learned that charges are
being filed with the IMted States
Coast Guard requesting that Mc
Kenzie's papers be revoked as a
person unfit to sail within the
narrow confines of a ship where
persons of various races, colors
and creeps are expected to live
and work peaceably, side by side.
The Marine Cooks and Stewards
Union is also preparing charges
against one of its members. Ar.
mando De Los R%es, who appar
ently anted in concert with Mc
Kenzie in the assault.
CARD OF THANKS
For the many services, kindnesses and expressions of tym
pathv during the illness and demise of Sgt. Isaac S. Bv’ty, we
are cteply grateful.
Mrs. MadSe Radty and soa. Robert Bailey
HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH
3tth A Corbv
H. H. Sohaufand. Pastor
26th Annual Meeting of
Women's Missionary of
A. M. E. Church Held_
The 26th Annual Convention of
the Netjpska Conference Branch
of the ^'omen’s Missionary Soc*.
ety of the A. M. E. Church was
held at %thel A. M; E. church,
Omaha, Nebraska August 28-29.
On Thursday morning the meet
ing was call^i to order by the pre
sident of the conference branch
Mrs. Isobel T. Ridley, Presiding
Elder Goolsby of the Omaha dis
trict was the Master of Ceremon
ies. The B^mon was delivered by
the host pastor Rev. H. W. Bletson
which was very timely. After
which Holy Communion was ad
ministered by the Presiding Elder
Goolsby assisted by the visiting
ministers. Fifty-six members and
visitors from the Kansas and
Nebraska districts were partakers
of the Communion and the ser
! vices were lovely.
The president Mrs. Ridley pre. (
sided at the morning session of j
the convention and was at her
best in her unassuming manner.
Reports of the various societies
were made by the delegates show
ing increased finance of the var
ious societies due to increase
I The evening program was in
charge of Mrs. Hattie Bfetson
president of the Missionary So
ciety of Bethel Church. A play
entitled “Spirit of Missions ’, was
presented by members of St. John
Allen Chapel, and Bethel A. M. E.
1 Churches. The play portrayed the
duty of missionary and it was
well performed by the participat
es. Mrs.Ridley was presented by
Mrs. Chloe Green 2nd Vice Presi
dent and Mrs. Ridley delivered a
very inspiring messs(ffe. She was
presented with a lovely corsage j
of gandenias from the district.
Friday morning session was
called to order by the president
and after the devotionals, the 2nd
vice president. Mrs. Chloe Green
Echoes from the Quadrennial
held at Orleans. La. were made
by the delegates, visitors and ob
servers that attended.
The reports were all very fine
and showed what fine work the
women of the missionary depart,
ment are doing and gave us vis
ion of what more there is to do.
Mrs. Ridley gave us valuable in.
formation regarding missionary
work which should inspire all
women to take more interest in
missionary work to help Evange
lize the world. Mrs. Helen New
ton, president of the Young Peop
les Department made a splendid
report on the activities of the
Youth. A group of Young People
from the Omaha took a part cm
There is a wonderful future for
the Youth of today and it is the
duty of tHe missionary depart
ment to set up a programe to
bring the Young People in the
The meeting this year was the
best in a number of years.
Mbs. A-nna R. Jones Publicity ;
HARRISON TO HEAD
AT WILBERFORCE COLLEGE
, WILBERFORCE. Ohio —In an- [
nuoncing the expansion of the de
partment of commerce into a div
ision of business administration.
President Wesley disclosed today
that Lincoln Jay Harrison, for
merly of the division of business 1
education at Southern university, I
Baton Rouge, La., has been ap. 1
pointed as acting director of the j
new division of business admin- j
istration and professor of busi-!
ness adminstration. Mr. Harrison, j
one of the few Negroes holding a ‘
G. P. A., received the M. S. degree
in accounting from the University
of Illinois and the M. A. degree
at Atlanta university in Busiiuass
A certified public accountant
from the state of Louisiana. Har
rison has had varied experience
as a city editor with the New
Orleans Sentinel, clerical work- !
er at the Tuskegee air field, and j
teacher at Southern university.
I Organizations of which he be
| longs include the Alph Kappa Mu
honorary society, American tea
chers association. National Neg
ro business league, and Kappa Al
pha Pai fratenity.
Fishing SariUEfanOng Aces
Sun IdUjp, borders on a
hunting and ‘Ashing arSa as largo
as fce entire Jt&te «f ConaadJcut.
STATE DEPARTMENT CAN'T
INTERFERE IN AUSSIE
WASHINGTON* D. C —The De
partment of State today, in ac
knowledging receipt of a blister
ing NAACP protest against the
n*ich-advertised Australian jlm
crow immigration policy, declared
that the U. S. Sivemment "is
not in a position to take such
action as you usge.’’ The State
Department’s declaration was is
sued after the NAACP called at
tendtion to a drive now being
conduced by Australia^ officials
in the I*»ited States in an effort
to attract one million new settler
s to that country. The NAACP
criticized that portion of the wide
ly distributed appeal which em
phatically barred any prospect
bers of the white race.
On August 15feh, Roy Wilkins,
NAACP assistant secretary, vig
orously protested to the State De
partment issuance and open dis
tribution of a booklet prepared
by the Australian News and In
formation Bureau, in which it/
was stated, “The door to Austra
lian is always open to white Bri
tish subjects and- others of Euro
pean descent/’ In another sec
tion an invitation to settle in
Australia was directed to ‘Unit
ed States exserivcemen and wo
men of white European race.''
The NAACP urged State Depart,
ment action because, “One-tenth
of America’s population and of
her veterans are humiliated by
this lily-white campaign.” It was
also pointed out “that the camp,
aign violates the spirit of the Un
ited Nations Charter.”
In reply to Roy Wilkins, Jdhn
M. Patterson, Adding Chief of
the State Department’s Division
of Public Lsafcon, stated “I ha\e
received your telegram of August
15, 1947 on behalf of the National
Association for the Advancement
of Colored People urging that
this Department investigate and
halt discrimination by the Aus.
tralian Government inits immi
gratidh policy, particularly with
respect to American veterans,
“As you know, the control of
immigration is the exclusive pre
rogative of each severeign coun
try. Sine* it is the policy of the
United States not to interfere in
the internal affairs of other sta
tes, this Government is not in a
position to take such action as
OWNERS OF JIM-CROW
POOL, POLICE CHIEF S£/ED
NEWARK. N. J.—Brutal enfor.
cement of a ban on Negroes by
Palisades Park swimming pool re
sulted in a $270,009 damage suit
being flled in federal court here
against Jack and Irving Rosen,
thal. the Park's owners and a
gainst Fred Stengel. Fort pol
The suit was filed by Hiram
Elfenbein and Meyer Pesin, at
torneys of the Workers Defense
Lea&ue on behalf of ten Negroes
and whites who were manhandled
by police and Park guards after
being refused admission to the
The- case comes under the federal
law. because the 10 are New
York residents whose civil rights
were denied in New Jersey. Com.
plaints have also been filed, how
ever, in the Bergen country court,
charging violation of New Jersey’
civil rights law.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AT
WILBERFORCE, Ohio — The
university elementary school,
under auspice* of the College of
Education and Industrial Arts, at
Wilberfoce university, will begin
work for the 1947.48 school year,
on Monday, September 29, at K:30
a. m., Miss A. O. H. Williamson,
chairman of the department of
elemenentary teacher education
in the College of Education and
Industrial Arts announced today.
Roofing — Siding — Insulation
OLD ESTABLISHED LINES
F. N. A. TERMS
T. C. Snow KB 6950
tty Rev. William C. Mbrnan / I
FREEDOM OF THE PR£S6
On August 14th thg New York
Journal.American printed an art
icle by Westbrook Peglar which
purported to deal with racial hat
red as a caiuSg of risunity. In it
oopumed this sentnce, "Even the
preaching and propagation of rac-1
ial hatred is not an.Arrterican. It
is characteristic, a oonfirmed not
orious fault of ours.” This is like
saying that murder, lying, and
theft are not un.Christian because
they are faults in human nature.
' It is the fault itself which makes
these acts contrary to the Chris
tian religion and it is in the same
sense Rat preaching racial hatred
is a fault which makes it un
Mr. Pegler goes on to discuss
the case of Douglas Chandler,
the American broadcaster for the
Nazis, who was convicted of trea
son in a Federal Court on July
30th. H« makes much of the legal
definition of treason and says, re
ferring to Qiandler, that “it was
no treason to live in Germany, to
be friendly with the Nazis even
to Hitler himself, to write pro
I Nazis material and to broadcast
for the Nazis right down to the
hour when war became a legal
This apprach is likely to be de
ceptive. For a patriot’s devOtiom
I to his country goes far beyond
j any legal interpretation of the
crime of treason. A patriotic
American fe one who believes in
and supports the principles and
ideals ef this Reublic He is not
now, nor was he during the war,
an agent, official or unofficial,
for Nazism. Oommunism, or Fas
cism. The fact that our principle
of freedom of expression allows
^ opponents of Americanism legal.
| ly to a;ritate for some un-Ameri.
can doctrine does not Wipe out
j this distinction between the pat
riotic and un-patriotic American.
For the patriotic American uses
| his guaranteed right of free
speech on behalf of the improve
ment and perfection of our free
isntitutions. The un-American ex
ponent of subvejfnve activities
employs his guaranteed rights to
tear down the very structure of
the Union by which his rights are
protected. Both may be acting le
gally. But only ttie former is act
The American, Douglas Chand
ler, for whom Mr. Pepler offers
a defense, may have had a legal
right to broadcast for the Nazis
before the war. Considering the
kind of totalitarian dictatorship
I =- --
Nazism was and its avowed pur.
po&g to subject us as well as all
other nations to rts rule. Chand
ler was, nevertheless, no true pat- j
riotic American. But, after Gee-1
many declared war on us he was
not only guilty of un-American-,
ism, but of treason too. For he
was. by every definition of the
word treason, taihering' to our
enemies and giving them aid and
comfort. It was for this that he
was found guilty and sentence to
life imprisonment aad fined $10.
The Unite<3 States Constitution
provide* that "no person shall be
convicted of treason unless on the
testimony of two witnesses to the
same overt act." The Government
had 48 witnesses against Chand
ler, 17 of them Germans. The
German witnesses testified that
in addition to broadcasting from
Germany, Chandler had attended
; Nazis propaganda conferences
and even recommended ways to
Nazis radio officials as to how to
impg>ve tltyr broadcasts to the
United States. Dr. Anton Wlnkel
kemper, Hitler’s Director Gereral
of the German Radio Corporation,
testified that e%ch day Chandler,
and^all other Nazis commentators,
received instructions on the pro
pdganda line to be broadcast and
that “Germany used the radio as
a weapon of psychological war.
fare for the purposes of creating
disunity and undermining moral
so that Germany could attain her
war objectives.” Against whom?
Against us! All of which, as has
been said, made Chandles’s act
ions treasonable on the ground
that he adhered to our enemies
and gava them aid and comfort.
He had a fair and open trial.
His offense is (Hear and plainly
stated. All the more is there rea
son to wonder what Mr. Pegler
j hAd in mind when he wrote, “It
■ was no treason then and it would
be no treason now to preach and
| extoll Nazis-Fasciam in the Un
ted States.” Granted that Mr.
Pegler has the right—as one who
enjoys American civil liberties
thanks to the patriots who defend
ed them for him against the Nazis
—to publish sentiments like that
—is he using freedom of the press
the way a patriotic American
should—or is this license?
‘Ahoy’, Not 'Hello’
“Ahoy,” not "Hello.” wa* the\ex
perimental greeting used when the
first commercial telephone switch
board and exchangel*vfs installed
^ New Haven, Conn., in 1878. It
Rul eight lines and served 21 sub
PtyolsiitB in Palestine
Since 1M0 Palestine’s Jewish nop
ulAUcin has jumped from 163.0OT to
flSpIuOO, ifhmigr,ation and natural in
creates being a£out equal These
figures are about 12 times that of
1019. The Arab population is ap
WDL OFFERS TO HELP
FOREMEN CHALLENGE ^
NEW YROK — Asserting that
te' provision of the Taft-Hartley
law denying bargaining rights to
foremmen "attempts to legalize
the contention of the National As
saociation of Manufacturers that
foremen are a part of manage
ment,” the Workers Defense Lea
gue offered to file a brief In a
case init^flted by the Fouemen’j
Association of America to test the
The League acted at the sug
gestion of Emil Mazey, codirec
tor of Region 1, United Auto
Workers-CIO, who is a member of
eth WDL national executive board
In accepting the league's offer,
Robert H. Kays, presidei% of the
foremen’s union wrpte: "We sin
cerely appreciate your kind offer
and shall be pleased to let yon
know—through our general coun
sel, Walter M. Nelson—-what may
be done to be of help to us.”
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