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VOL. 20 _ No. 44 OMAHA, NEBRASKA, SATURDAY# DECEMBER 6, 1947 Office. Omaha, Nebraska, Under Act of
A Gift of Warmth
and Beauty
The loveliest of Christmas pres
ets, this beautiful St. Marys
blanket will warm the heart of any
homemaker. It’s all pure wool and
comes in lush colors to fit any
decorating scheme. Sty'.ed for last
ing beauty, this blanket is a treas
ured gift which will bring thanks
for many years to come. Sold in
better stores everywhere.
civUTIfiMT ?'s-ftALLY~
ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
22nd and Grant Streets,
at 8 P. M. Monday. Dec. 15. 1947
Address by
Hon. Francis P. Matthews
Auspices Omaha Branch NAACP
The Omaha Branch of the
| NAACP will hold a CIVIL LIB
ERTY’S RALLY December 15th,
1947 at 8 P. M. in Zion Baptist
Church, 22nd and Grant Streets.
The meeting Yvill be addressed
by Mr. Francis P. Matthews who
served on President Truman’s
Civil Liberty’s Committee which
made a study of Civil Rights of
Minorities in the United States.
The report of the committee has
been widely hailed as a new De
claration of Independence. It
consists of 124,000 words and is
the most heartening pronounce
1 ment ever made in behalf of the
liberties of minorities in Amer
ica. •
Mr. Matthews is widely known
for his work in the Knights of
Columbus which he headed in
the United States and Canada.
He won signal success as a law
yer and business man. He served
as President of the Omaha Cham
ber of Commerce several years
ago and now heads several large
corporations. But above all his
legal and business successes he
places his work as a Humani
tarian. r
The Omaha Branch of the NA
ACP is fortunate to have such a
speaker, representing as it does,
the Colored People who will ben
efit most from the fine work Mr.
Matthews and his associates have
done as members of the Presi
dent’s Civil Liberty’s Committee.
The public is invited and ad
mission is free.
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'-oilr Heat Dollar
PITTSBURGH—Here’s what be
comes of 15% to 35% of the dol
lars your heating plant pours into
your home. It goes out the leaky
“holes” your windows really are
The easy, sensible way to cut fuel
costs and improve the efficiency ol
your heating plant is to equip
your home with winter windowa
They will pay for themselves ii
just a few seasons by keeping th«
heat in. Winter windows apply
one of the best heat-insulating
principles there is. They form a
dead air space between themselves
and the regular windows.
They should be selected for effi>
ciency, sturdiness and good ap
pearance. Good solid frames with
Pennvernon glass panes are im
portant factors. Those that are ad-j
justable with hinges to permit;
opening for proper ventilation atj
mght or for ease in cleaning, offer
afanvenieueg^sg well. _'
URBAN LEAGUE BREAKS
! UTILITY JOB BIAS
! ” New York, Nov. 20, 1947:—The
first Negro white-collar workers
were hired by the Cleveland Elec
tric Illuminating Company this
i week, marking the success of
long-time negotiations by the
Cleveland and the National Ur
ban Leagues to break the utility
company’s job bias. Announcing
the employment policy change,
Clifford Minton, Industrial Rela
tions Secretary, Cleveland Urban
League, said that, the new em
ployees would have every oppor
tunity for advancement.
Although the Cleveland utility
company has always employed
Negro workers, this is the first
break away from the “traditional
Negro” job category. It is the
second private utility firm in
Cleveland to employ Negroes as
white collar workers. The Ohio
Bell Telephone Company, while
not yet hiring switchboard oper
ators, has employed Negroes as
collectors, commercial represent
atives and clerks.
White Collar Survey Due Soon
A complete survey of Negroes
in white-collar jobs around the
country will be released to the
public by the National Urban
League before thd* end of the
year. The survey, being made by
Leroy Jeffries, Assistant Director,
Industrial Relations Department,
will show results to date of an
intensive campaign begun by the
National and Urban Leagues
more than two years ago to in
tegrate Negroes into the utility
and retail merchandising job
fields, as well as other non-Negro
private concerns such as banks,
insuranc? companies, law and
manufacturing firms.
“Privately-owned businesses,”
Mr. Jeffries stated in discussing
the survey, “are the hub of the
American economy. The best
measure of the Negro worker’s
participation in the country’s
economy is the extent to which
he if integrated into these ‘basic’
job fields.”
TECH FOOTBALL BANQUET
Technical High School’s foot
ball team was honored at a Foot
ball Banquet Saturday, Nov. 22.
This is the first time Tech’s team
has been honored in this manner.
The Banquet was sponsored by
the Student Council.
There was a cafeteria style din
ner, followed by an entertaining
floor show. Frank Stadie sang
The Wiffenpoof Song, after which
the team gave their version.
Jim Pickett, master of cere
monies, introduced the guest
speaker, Virgil Yelkin, who gave
an interesting talk on some of
his experiences in football and
stressed the need for the boys to
go on to college if in any way
possible.
Awards were given to the fresh
men by Coach DeBoer. John Burg
gave awards to the second team.
Coach Ken Kennedy awarded
the letters to the team, saying
something about each fellow
named.
Shirley Hamilton was crowned
queen of football, and Jerry
Kluza was crowned king of foot
ball. Barney Conley was named
next year’s team captain.
In conclusion movies on past
games were shown in the audi
torium.
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ELECTED EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
OF YEAR BOOK
Frank Stadie, 17, son of Mr.
and Mrs. F. A. Stadie, 1014 So.
20th Street7 has” been elected Ed
itor-in-Chief of Tech High’s year
book. Nancy Jones, 17, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Ira O. Jones,
4455 Franklin Street, has the As
sistant Editorship.
Sponsoring the Senior Class
and the year book is Miss Wash
burn, Secretarial Instructor in
Tech.
Chesterfield of Birds
The great blue heron is consid
ered the Chesterfield of birds. To
his middle claw is attached a small
comb, with which to preen his
feathers. All herons fly with their
necks drawn in, and their feet ex
tended. About 25 species are found
j in the Western hemisphere, 24 in
i North America. Young herons are
i awkward, staddly birds, comical in |
1 their expressions and attitudes.
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NEW IMPROVED BUTTER-NUT
The fresh, new bread in the fresh, new wrapper.
Try the blue-and-white gingham loaf.
✓
A MODERN DANCE CLASS
Mrs. Margaret Duggan is in
charge of a new class in Technical
High School, Ballroom dancing
for seniors. Held in the Girl’s
Gym every Friday, the class be
gins at 8 a. m. This early hour
doesn’t seem to affect the attend
ance, as there are 133 students
enrolled.
Techster Ralph Mullenix of
3823 Franklin Street, plays the
piano for the dance class, supply
ing the music.
“All the students seem to like
the class and co-operate wonder
fully,” said Mrs. Duggan.
DINNER A SUCCESS
The lovely dinner given by
King Borell’s 17 on Sunday after
noon November 30, 1947, for the
benefit of St. Philips Church at
the Northside Y. W. C. A. was a
complete success. More than 300
persons were served at this affair.
Among the honored guests was
the King of Ak-Sar-Ben.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
Have Program at Clair Chapel
The Alpha Kappa Alpha Soror
ity club sponsored a very inter
esting program at the Clair
Chapel Church on Sunday Eve
ning, Nov. 30. Mrs. Bobbie Davis
was at her best. The very import
ant subject “Civil Rights” that
was discussed was well presented.
' Guest At Thanksgiving Dinner
Mr. H. W. Smith, Mrs. Marlene
White of Kansas City, Mr. Adam
Lee, and several others were the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Glover
Scott, 1620 Lake St., on Thanks
giving Day. All expressed them
selves as having a lovely time to
the host and hostess.
MUSE DRAMA GUILD
The Muse Drama Guild’s forth
coming production “Jimmy Be
Careful” has already gone into
rehearsal.
Miss Lottie Wright, director,
plans to announce the date of the
presentation of the play during
the holiday season.
SIXTH ANNUAL PEW RALLY
The St. John’s Pastors Aid club
is giving its Sixth Anual Pew
Rally on Sunday afternoon Dec.
7, 1947, at 3 p. m. at the church.
Rev. E. Johnson will be the
guest speaker. He will bring his
Gospel Singer Mrs. ft. Robison
and his congregation. Everyone
is welcome.
Mrs. Lula Washington, Pres.
Rev. E. B. Childress, Pastor
Perfect Harmony
Two Harmons add up to perfect
harmony ... as you can plainly
see when football star Tom Har
mon and his lovely wife Elyse
Knox get together during rehear
sal of “Play the Game”, football
romance to be heard on KDKA’s
“Skippy Hollywood Theater”.
Couple co-star as a scrappy pail
with different ideas about coaching
SURPRISE PARTY
Mr. and Mrs. Rever T. McCloud
were host and hostess at a Sur
prise Birthday Luncheon given in
honor of Mrs. McCloud’s mother,
Mrs. Julia A.' Pharr, at the Me
Cloud residence on last Wednes
day. Mrs. Pharr was remembered
by her husband, Mr. Isaac S.
Pharr who was in on the surprise,
and by her daughter, Mrs. Nancy
Stallworth, who resides in Ala
bama, and was remembered by
a host of friends. Mrs. Estella
Butler won the door prize by
holding the lucky number. Mrs.1
PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR
AND HIS SONG, by Virginia
Cunningham, just released by
Dodd, Mead & Company, was the
subject of discussion recently o
ver WQXR, The New York Times
Radio Station.
The program, known as “Other
People’s Business,” was conduct
ed by Alma Dettinger, feature
columnist of the station. Miss
Dettinger had as her guest Miss
Dorothy Pettiferd, budding young
actress, formerly of Springfield,
Illinois, now residing in New
York City. Miss Pettiferd is also
a lecturer, dramatist, and has
Herbert Wiggins won first prize
for carrying tne most articles in
her purse (48); Mrs. A. B. Young
won booby prize for carrying the
least amount of articles in her
purse (6). The guests were as fol
lows: Mesdames Estella Butler,
Avery Washington, Herbert Wig
gins, Mary Browning, Bessie Por
ted, Emma Patterson, Vermont
Thompson, Pearl Fletcher, Flor
ence Moore, A. B. Young, Lille
Thomas, Mary Singleton, Mae
McCarrol and Annabelle Battles.
Everyone stated that they en
oyed themselves, and Mrs. Pharr
was starry eyed with delight and
surprise, and received many love
ly gifts.
Senator Capper
Wants Christ In
U.S. Constitution
SENATOR CAPPER
TOPEKA — Sen. Arthur Capper.
IR-Kan.) dean of the United States
senate, will rally support of his
:olleagues in the coming session of
Congress to support his resolution,
ntroduced last July, proposing that
:he Constitution be amended to *
:ecognize “the authority and law I
>f Jesus Christ, the Saviour and
King of nations.”
“I am for this amendment,” Sen- :
»tor Capper said here while pre
paring to return to Washington for
‘,he special session of Congress.
‘1 believe in it and *rill do what I
;an for it in Congress. It may take
some time to get it through, as
people are not fully informed re
garding it, but I see no reason why
it should not be approved.”
Rev. A. J McFarland, a leader
■n the Christian Amendment Move*
ment which is sponsoring the cam
paign, said at the national head
quarters in Topeka, that in recent
weeks he has been stumping the
nation in support of the amend
ment and that interest is growing
rapidly.
“I’ve been talking to church and
.ay leaders everywhere,” Reverend
McFarland said. “We are getting
support of many national leaders
and from the masses. By the time
it is voted on next spring I am sure
we will have covered the field very
thoroughly.”
Reverend McFarland stressed the
point that the amendment would in
no way "abridge the present rights
A religious freedom, freedom of
speech and press, and peaceful as
semblage, guaranteed by the First
Article of the Amendment.”
Largest Private Business
United States agriculture is the
I largest private business in the
.vorld.
been identified with Chautanquas.
Miss Pettiferd’s scholarly know
ledge of Dunbar lore and her
reading of two of Dunbar’s best
remembefed poems, “When Ma
lindy Sings” and “Little Brown
Baby,” were the highlights of
her appearance on the program.
Miss Pettiferd is currently with
the Negro Drama Group whose
newest production—“Crime with
out Punishment”—is headed for
an extensive tour of the South.
She was most recently seen in the
Broadway production of “Clau
dia.”
Photo by Ricci Byrd
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LONDON, ENGLAND—(Sound
photo) — Hugh Dalton, Chancellor
of the Exchequer, who resigned
from office after admitting that he
had given advance information of
his budget speech to a London
newspaper reporter, is shown as he
left Ten Downing street to present
the report before the House of
Commons. Dalton’s resignation was
announced by Premier Atlee fol
lowing a feverish behind-the-scenes J
cabinet qieeting. Sir Stafford 1
Cripps, Minister of Economic Af- I
fairs, was appointed as Dalton’s j
successor. |
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Urges Civil Rignts Committee ,
Recommendations Incorporated ]
Plans for an Institute and a:
Into Congressional Law
* At the regular meeting of the
Democracy in Action Organiza
tion at the Jewish Community
Center, Tuesday, Dec. 2, presided
over by its President, Mrs. H.
Cohen, it was unanimously a
greed by those present that the
organization take some action
on President Truman’s Commit
tee’s Report on Civil Rights.
The organization voted to send
telegrams to President Truman,
Nebraska Senators and Repre
sentatives, urging them that citi
zens of Omaha desire Congress
to act on this report during the
January session of Congress.
Members were urged by the
President, Mrs. Cohen, to see the
White’s Report to the UN on
condensed version of Walter
Civil Liberties.
Speaker Bureau to focus the pub
lic’s attention on the coming of
the Freedom Train to Omaha in
April and the value and signifi
cance of its history-making doc
uments.
Mr. Hoppie of the University
of Omaha spoke to the group a-j
bout some of the discrimatory |
practices at the University of |
Omaha.
His main topic was application
for admission to the University
j campus of the Delta Beta Phi,
a National Business Administra
tion Fraternity with a clause in
their constitution discriminating
against race, religion, and creed.
It was felt by Mr. Hoppie and
those present that such an or
ganization should be denied ad
mittance to a tax-supported in
stitution such as the University
of Omaha.
The discrimination practice at
the 40 Bowl Bowling Alley was
also discussed a$d action was or-i
dered taken on the two situa
tions.
Action was taken on Mrs. La
Clura’s suggestion of the support
of the Democracy In Action on
Granting Gold Star Mothers of
World War II of the Japanese an
American citizenship. There is
such a bill now pending in Con
gress.
A very fine program was ren
dered by the Memo Club.
NAACP OPPOSES RUMORED
JERSEY GUARD BAR
New York, Nov. 26—Governor
Alfred Driscoll of New Jersey
was vigorously urged today to
oppose rumored attempts to es
tablish segregated National Guard
units in Newark and Jersey City.
NAACP officials learned from a
thoroughly reliable source that
such an attempt would be made
by'.a powerful group which would
later attempt to impose the pol
icy of jim crow units throughout
the state.
In urging the governor’s inter
vention it was pointed out that
the state’s new constitution, which
only recently received nationwide
I notice as a model, democratic,
state constitution, unmistakably
condemns discrimination or seg
regation in the militia.
While attempts were being
made to produce immediate ac
tion at the state capitol, Gloster
B. Current, NAACP director of
branches, instructed all New Jer
sey NAACP branches to begin a
wire-letter campaign to the gov
ernor’s office to express local op
position to the proposed jim crow
plan. Branch officers and mem
bers were also urged to impress
other organizations and individ
ual Jersey residents with the
need for an immediate public
protest.
Immediately following a pro
test from the Elizabeth branch,
Governor Driscoll wired Bravell
M. Nesbitt, local NAACP official,
“NEW JERSEY NATIONAL
GUARD PROGRAM FOR COM
PLETE INTEGRATION MAK
ING EXCELLENT PROGRESS.
COMPLYING WITH NEW CON
STITUTION.”
N. Y. C. BUSINESSMAN TAKES I
NAACP LIFE MEMBERSHIP
-New York, Nov. 25—Newest
$500 Life Membership in the j
National Association foe the Ad
vancement of Colored People
was purchased this week by New
York businessman, Sidney Kes
sler. In becoming a life member,
Mr. Kessler expressed his grati
tude to all of the association’s
600,000 members for the “tre
mendous job the association has
performed in fighting for and j
safeguarding the civil rights of [
Americans of all races, creeds
j and colors.” ,
• At the same time it was dis
closed that Mr. Kessler’s firm has
finally finished plans for a -hotel
in the Virgin. Islands which is
expected to be the most beauti
ful in the Caribbean. Cornerstone
of the new hotel will be an un
compromising rule that there
shall never be any racial or re
ligious discrimination. “The only
people who shall not be welcome
in our hotel,” says Mr. Kessier,
I “are those people who would be
unhappy in a completely demo
i cratic hotel.”
NEGRO DOCTORS ALLOWED
TO ATTEND MEDICAL MEET
Baltimore, Md. (CNS) — The
Southern Medical Association,
holding its firty-first meeting
here this week, literally took
down its “for white physicians
only” sign* and permitted “any
licensed physicians” to sit in on
the distinguished gathering.
According to Dr. E. I. Hender
son, SMA’s president and whose
home is in Louisville, Ky., the
association made the liberal ges
ture after a protest by an inter
racial group of Baltimore doc
tors. They had taken their protest
to the host society, the Baltimore
City Medical. The Southern doc
tors discussed in the main the
newest of techniques for curing
hernias.
Vegetable Fuel Oils
Vegetable oils, abundant in Bra
zil, are being used to contribute to
the solution of the fuel problem in
that country. The idea of using
vegetable oil as a substitute for pe
troleum is not a recent one. Ever
since mineral oil began to get
scarce, experiments have been
made in different countries with oil
of vegetable origin.
Congress In Action
By GEORGE S BENSON
President ol Hording Cqllcqe
Searcy Arkansas
E3 —
SPECTATORS at a recent Con
gressional inquiry guffawed. 1
pope that some of them got the
point. A movie actor had just
remarked, dead-pan: "I’ve heard
people saV that we would have a
more efficient government without
Congress.” A very serious point
was contained in that statement,
which apparently struck spec
tators as a humorous jibe at law
makers, present and not present.
It is somewhat of an American
custom to poke fun at our elect
ed officials. Some steam is re
leased that way, like the blowing
off of a safety valve. That’s all
right. But that any sane Ameri
can should' suggest doing away
with Congress is no laughing
matter. You might as well say
that we ought to give up our
lemocratic way of life, in the in
terest of greater efficiency. One
would be equivalent to the other.
But who wants an efficient ty
ranny?
Mighty I AM GOING to say
Safeguard that I appreciate
Congress. I am not
ashamed to say it. Moreover, I
am concerned that there are those
who fail to recognize the essen
tial dignity and worth of this
branch of our government. Out of
the welter of political turmoil in
Washington, I think there is still
room for a healthy respect for
what our Congress A>es. And we
must never forget that Congress
represents the will of the people,
of the majority. Congress is a
mighty safeguard.
When any Congressional ses
sion is over, try looking back over
the record. It will usually sur
prise you how much was accom
plished. Especially so, if you are
me Fnncess In Stitches
one of those Americans who like
to chant: “Why. oh why, doesn’t
Congress do something?” When
the recent Congress adjourned in
late July, final action had been
taken on at least 17 major issues.
This was an array of achieve
ments, when you recall that ihis
Congress was the first new Con
gress following the war.
Sincere ACTION WAS taken on
Thanks presidential tenure and
succession, labor man.
agement relations, portal-to-por
tal pay, excise and social security
taxes, National Science Founda
tion, continuation of the R FC.
and the C.C.C., crop insurance,
continuation of certain subsidies,
Army-Navy unification, cashing
of terminal leave bonds, executive
reorganization, continuation of
first class postal rates, rent con
trol, and termination of existing
credit regulations.
This Congress was also econ
omy-minded. It should be credit
ed with saving between $2 and $3
billions, for taxpayers, despite
widespread "scare” tactics of a
powerful and wvll-mobilized bur
eaucracy. Considering the fact
that the American people already
spend more for gova(nment —
local, state, and national — than
they spend for food, we should be
grateful to Congress.
Fateful problems will face this
same Congress in its special ses.
sion and the regular session to
follow. Our sincere commenda*
tion should go to legislators for
their efforts, and for their public
service. Their thankless but
necessary persistence will remain
necessary as long as we wish to
maintain this republic.
, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND—(Radiophoto)—Princess Elizabeth en
loys a hearty laugh with her fiance, Lt. Philip Mountbatten after re
viving a wedding gift, from the good people of Clydebank. Tha
presentation took place at the Civic Center in Glasgow.
♦ someone Would Like To Be ,
In Your Shoes
MENDOTA, ILL.—“Someone would like to be in your shoes" A
the slogan five churches here have used in their effort to collect 1,50<
pairs of used but still wearable shoes for relief in Europe. This wal
one phase of a city-wide Church
Loyalty Campaign. The Rev.Tru
man W. Potter, minister of the
local Methodist church, and lit
tle Miss Kay Jump, a member
of the Sunday School primary
class, make their contribution
to the pile oif footwear.
In the current Christian edu
cation- emphasis of their Cru
sade for Christ. Methodists are
endeavoring to bring more peo
ple to the Church School where
they are taught the attitudes
and actions necessary for a
Christian world order. This in
cludes, of course, a greater
sharing of material possessions
with the needy of all lands.
Sam*>** ^
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