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NEGRO A SS’NS.
W A R LOAN
H ER E’S W H A T I S A Y !
At Harlem Hospital Named
How’d you like* to earn a decoration from Hitler or Hi-
Three girls in starched blue-and-
Leon M. Erickson, until recently
white uniforms with insignia on general chairman of the System rohito? Here’s the way you work it. You don’t have to join
The cities of Boston, Buffalo,
their sleeves, and clean white Board of Adjustment at San Fran the German Army or the Jap Army. You don't evén have to
Chicago anti Durham, N. C., are
cisco, has been named assistant re
aprons—these are typical cadet
planning large rallies next week to
gional labor relations advisor for blow up an American war plant.
nurses, students in training at the the Portland, Seattle and Spokane
promote the sale of war bonds in
It’s easier than that. All you have to do is follow the line
Harlem Hospital, 136th Street and OPA districts, with headquarters in
connection with the Sixth War
the Germans and their stooges are handing out in this coun
Portland, Charles R. Baird, region
Loan Drive, William Pickens, chief
try. All you have to do is swallow the race-bunk. That’s what
al administrator of the Office of
of the International Section, War
the Germans want us to do. They figure that if enough of
part in the war effort. Each re Price Administration, San Francis
Finance Division, announced on
us talk this race-bunk, we’ll get to fighting among ourselves.
garded nursing a worthy profes co, announced today.
“ Mr. Erickson is an outstanding That’ll weaken us so much that we’ll lx? easy pickings the
sion. Their answer to both was the
The Ministers Alliance of Mas Cadet Nurse Corps, administered spokesman for organized labor,” next time— even if we should win this time.
sachusetts will sponsor the Boston by the Public Health Service of the Baird stated, “ and will be in a po
Listen, brother. In this man’s country you can marry the
show on December 1 with the co- Federal Security Agency. Such pa- sition to develop closer cooperation
girl you like. You can pal around with the folks you like. You
operation of Carl T. Banks, deputy ¡ triotism, coupled with the realiza- of organized labor groups with
manager for the state, and Ben- ¡ tion that their future would be se- OPA in holding down the cost of can pray in a Church of your own choosing. Okay. Hut that
jamin Seldon, of the interracial cure, has motivated approximately living and warding off inflation doesn’t mean that one kind of Church is better than another.
staff. Mr. Pickens will speak.
| 2,000 Negro girls to join the corps which is the greatest potential It doesn’t mean one kind of people is better than other.
The Chicago demonstration on since it was established over a menace to the working man’s stan
I^et’s look at the record.
December 5 will be the $1000-a- 1 year ago, the public Health Service dard of living.”
Here’s what science knows. It doesn’t say maybe. It Knows.
Erickson was with the Southern
plate dinner which the South Cen- said.
tral Association is holding at the ' Enthusiastic and quietly earnest Pacific Railway Tn various capaci
There are no “ superior races.” There are only people who
Morrison Hotel. Major Udell Tur- in turn, Armentha Elliott, of Dal- ties in Portland from October 1922 for a time happen to be luckier or better situated than other
pin, of the Illinois W’ar Finance las, Texas; Charmaine Young, of to February 1929. In that year he
Committee, is assisting.
New Castle, Pa., and Priscilla Car was named chairman of the System
“ American Negro Day” will be ter, of New York City, outlined the Board of Adjustment, handling ""There are no “ inferior races.” There are only people who
sponsored in Buffalo on December ; routine of a cadet nurse’s day, and grievances for the Railway Broth have had bad luck, or poor education, or maybe live in a tough
6 by the Erie County War Finance discussed their plans for the future. erhood arising out of application of climate.
Committee and the Negro citizens
Miss Elliott, 20, explained that rules, pay rates, working condi
For example, there’s no such thing as a “Jewish Race.”
of the city. During the last drive ■ their day started at 6:30 o’clock, tions and enforcement of employ
There are Negro Jews, there are Chinese Jews. If you be
Brig. General Benjamin O. Davis “ but it’s about 7 by the time I’m ment contracts.
On April 1942 he left Portland lieve in the Jewish religion, you’re a Jew. That’s all there
addressed a large crowd on a sim- buttoned into my uniform.” Chapel
ilar occasion. Mr. Pickens will and breakfast— and then they go to serve as general chairman of is to it— although Germans want you to believe different.
the System Board of Adjustment at
speak this time.
j on duty anti to classes.
Examine a man’s brain. It tells you nothing about his
The Durham effort will come i “ Of course, the subjects differ San Francisco, a post he maintain “ race.” Test his blood. It tells you nothing about his “ race,”
sometime during the first week in in each class program,” Miss Car ed until now. Erickson will also
(Healthy blood plasma can save the life of any wounded sol
December, according to Eu Mer- ter, 25, added. The only senior of serve as assistant to Joseph M.
rick. He is being aided by J. L . i the three, the white cap she wore Casey, regional OPA labor rela dier of any color.)
Figure this one out. It’s funny, isn't it, that the two peoples
Henderson and J. S. Steward, all of was rounded, while those of Miss tions advisor, headquarters in San
the Negro War Finance Committee. Elliott and Miss Young, both fresh
on this earth who are responsible for the fact that decent
A native of North Dakota, Erick
There is great rejoicing here, man, were pointed.
Americans are suffering and dying today — The German
son is 42 years old, married, and
Mr. Pickens said, over the splendid
For a definite number of weeks,
people and the Japanese people— are exactly the two people
meeting held by the Virginia State depending on school requirements, has five children.
who believe in “ race superiority” and “ race inferiority” and
Negro Teachers from November 2# the freshmen spend the major por
to 24 at Richmond. “ We were able tion of their day in classes. Their want to be equipped to go as high who are out to murder everybody who doesn’t agree with
to reach into every comer of Vir very limited duties on the wards in the profession as I can.”
ginia through this contact with the are closely supervised. At the end
So— if you want to lx* a German or a Jap stooge, you know
teachers,” Mr. Pickens said. “ It of a six-month period, freshmen at are Miss Elliott’s special interests. how to go about it. Just get out in the street or talk to your
should be fruitful during the cur the Harlem Hospital are presented In either of these fields she plans
neighbor and preach race prejudice.
rent War Lban campaign.”
with their caps, and they officially to do rehabilitation work.
Hitler will bless you. Hirohito will applaud you. In fact,
The composite opinion of these
go “ on duty.”
you’ll l>e a damned g<xxl Jap, a damned good German.
“ We really feel as if we are part three typical cadet nurses is that
■M EW M
There’s only one thing you won’t be.
of the hospital then, as we are ac- any young woman between the
You won’t be a good American.
§||| tually filling a nurse’s place,” Miss
Young, 19, said.
Humphrey Bogart, Hollywood, Calif.
graduate or college girl with a high
“ On duty” means that the cadet
scholastic standing, should join the
nurses are assigned to the wards
corps at once. They agree that the
to care for patients under super
U. S. Cadet Nurse Corps, under the
vision, to the operating room and
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to the diet kitchen.
portunity to study for a postwar i
At A R B ITM A N W
“ After studying diet therapy,” career few girls can afford to miss,
Miss Elliott explained, “ we went the Public Health Service said. Ca
NEW YO RK OUTFITTING CO.
right into the diet kitchen to plan det nurses receive scholarships cov- j
menus and weigh food for the pa ering complete tuition, books, fees, ;
NOW SHOWING A
maintenance, uniforms, and even a
FULL LINE OF LADIES’ AND GENTS’ APPAREL
War duty seemed particularly monthly cash allowance. The part- i
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fascinating to each of these future ing thought of these three cadet j
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nurses was, “ It’s satisfying to
“ Having first learned the under know that we are studying for a
lying causes of disease in class, it future with a purpose.”
is interesting to watch the prog
ress of a patient with whom you
work.” Miss Elliott said.
“ L u c k y” Millinder ^nd his
Leisure time for these hard
popular band made such a great hit working nurses-to-be comes at the
with the dancing public that he end of the day. From 4:30 in the
has been re-dated. He is scheduled afternoon until 7 is letter-writing
u o M aji J m o
to return here on Thursday, Dec. time for some, while for others, it
7th to the same old spot, McElroy’s is time enough for a set of tennis.
Ballroom at Fourth Avenue and
A M XC t, 1907
“ We have a recreation room here
in the hospital,” Miss Carter said,
Judging from the crowd attend “ with a phonograph, table tennis
ing the last “ jump” , this should be table and a handball court, among
other things, to enjoy and to keep
Connoisseurs of the fruit bowl
From 7 to 9 p. m., the cadet
5 . W . M O R R I S O N AT N IN TH
may look forward to seeing Tur nurses review the notes they have
kish dried figs on their grocers taken in classes, and read various
shelves soon. The War Food Ad texts on the subjects they are
ministration announces that 5,000 studying. Lights go out at 10, but
tons will probably be available for from 9 until that hour, there is
time for relaxation.
Since cadet nurses have a choice
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whether they will go into the arm
ed forces or stay in civilian nurs
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ing, discussions among the girls
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concerning their future are not in
In vite yon to h roose around in
th eir ' bin store fo r what yon
need. C ou rteou s sales ladies and
“ I plan to go into the Army when
g e n e ro u s sa v in g s. A lso if you
have a n y th in g to sell in t w d
in February,” Miss Car
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“ After the war, I shall go into
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N. Broadway and Williams
obstetrics after I have done grad
uate work,” said Miss Young. “ I
Open 9 a. m. to 10 p. m.
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