The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, August 06, 1932, Image 1

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VOI- v< OMAHA, NEBRASKA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 6. 1932 Number Twenty-Four—
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Recently it was my privilege, and
. a very rare one for me, to peep be.
1 hind the scene* in the preparation
1 of t gigantic undertaking, (which
Swill have become an event by the
Stime this release is printed) for the
■eoelil of the colored rkiirthes and
SitzrR. of the city of Jark.ion, Mich.
_™l».trmg th nearly two and a half
mV »ar* that I have conducted this
■ column which is now simultaneously
Mused in over fifty colored paper* in
^U1 parts of the country' each week, I
M»v. cooperated with and have se
^kred the cooperation of the leading
* Mlored citizen* and enterprises,
• r. ugh correspondence, from prac
Valiy every state in the union.
recent humble efforts on U
br“lf °f the Michigan Emancipation
program however, provided the
P (r*t opportunity to cooperate with
y leading citizen* of both races, where
f*I contact was required. And
the necessary inferences I
ed the most beautiful spirit of
at ton that it ha* ever been my
ge to observe.
many vearal had known of the
id cooperation that the citizens
/ of Jackson have extended to the
nearly six thousand prisoners confin
ed jn the Michigan state prison, lo.
I* cated at that point, and now I know
\ °f the good feeling that exists be*
'.tween the races in Jackson.
f I’nder the general chairmanship
of W. W. Wright, a leading real
estate broker, insurance executive
and banker, the leading citizens of
tho city formed themselves into a
dozen dif erent committees and free
ly gave of their time in the forming
of a gigantic Emancipation Day pro.
gram, commons from every morning
aatil well after midnight.
A*d it was in the carrying out of
tfci» program that the wonderful
spirit of cooperation manifested is
elf. Literally, thousands of dollar! in
service* were provided gratis. The
entire Fair Ground* plant was do
nated for the day; railroads gave
red"-**! rates: the bus lines provided
«n< re round trip rates, and in the
citj wing certain hours the bus
lines 4 street car* provided free
transpe? ytion; the local newspapers
provided ample publicity; Warder
Harry 1 . Jackson provided trustee!
to perform the labor necessary; all
the printing, including posters, hand
bills, program* and tickets, were
donated, and the entertainment ser
vices of bands, orchestras, dancers,
artists, ball players, participants in
the hose racing, exhibits, and speak
ers were procured in the same spirit
of cooperation. Even to the appear
ance of the governor of the state.
The net results of this cooperation
means that the entire proceeds, with
out any deductions, from the gate
and concession receipts of their
Emancipation Day program, can bo
utilised m freeing the colored
churches in Jackson from debt and
providing a surplus which can be
used in the furtherance of their re
9 lief and welfare work. I drubt whe
ther thia spirit of cooperation can be
equalled, and certainly not .'xcelled,
any place in the country.
TV Letter Contest will be extend
ed to September 1, as the contest did
not set started until the middle of
July Join now and win some of
the prises to be published in nert
week's edition.
E. B. Gray Writes on
! Negro and Politics
Never in the history of this coun
try has he thought so seriously about
tividing his votes between the twc
National parties. Seventy years is
a long look into the past, but in an.
other way the time is short. In that
day the Colored man looked to the
Republican party for every good he
; <-d to attain, but today the Demo
-iatic party is making a bid for the
Colored man’s vote, and in some
measure is getting it. This is a so
ber thought of great moment in the
iiv s of our people. Never has this
: challenging of votes reached the im.
' portance that it has today. Eael
party is being questioned and jusi
now when we are in the very centei
of a national and local campaign, we
find ourselves trying to sum up some
of the important issues.
The eiuestion we have never beeT
able to solve is Why one/set of citi.
(Continued on Page 2)
Puts on Colored delivery man.
1,105 new customers needed foi
' three new jobs. New customers prev
i usly reported in the Omaha Guide,
1 4186). This weeks new customers as
Mr. B. Ray, 2865 Miami St.; Mrs
Kirby, 2203 Grant St.; Mrs, Jr Wash
ington. 284j3 Miami St.; Mrs. T.
Halloway, 2716 Franklin St.; Mrs.
Sands, 2224 North 25th St.; Mrs. J.
Sims, 2622 North 26th St.; Mrs.
Borders, 2622 North 25th St.; Mr
H. Kerns, 2920 North 25th St.; Dr.
G. B. Lennox, 2427 Patrick Avenue;
Mrs. G. Watson, 2716 North 28th
i avenue.
Memphis, (CNS) The lily white
contestants for places upon the Re
publican State Committee withdrew
the names of their four candidates
Friday leaving the way clear for the
members of the regular organization
to complete the naming of the State
executive committee from its mem
No reason was given for this with
drawal by the lily whites headed by
Mrs. C. Arthur Bruce, save that they
felt they uould not get a square deal
under the present conditions. It was
intimated that they would try other
methods of breaking the hold on the
"black and tan” organization in Tenn
' essee.
While the candidates for the exe.
. cntive committee representing the
i Church faction have not been named
, it is generally understood that R. R.
1 Church. Memphis leader, and Mrs.
Arthur Brodie, national committee
woman will be members of the com
mittee, with other posts alloted to
t llher C. H. King, present State com
mitteeman, or Joe Marks, chairman
of the Shelby County executive com
School” CLOSES
Friday evening. July the 29th
' at 8:30 o’clock, a large and apprecia
i tive audience numbering almost four
. hundred, assembled in front of the
■ Center’s building, 5301 S. 30th Street.
The occasion being the closing of
1 its seventh annual vacation school.
The program included drills, ^ongs
by the pre-school group; Miss Ca
therine Williams, Miss Alberta Frank
! lin, and Miss Mildred Alston in
j charge.
Cinderella was dramatized in pret
ty costumes by some of the Junior
I Girls under the direction of Miss
Susie Whiteside. The leads were
taken by Helen Bloch, Donald Stew
art, Thelma Jean Talley, Mary Alice
Morgan. Vivian Morgan and Maxine
Alston. Other children joined in the
Minuet dance in the ball room scene.
A few of the girls of the sewing
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Mr. Frank Carter, 2422 Burdette
Street, married, died sudden
ly Tuesday, August 2, about 1:15 p,
m. at 2420 Lake street, in the lobby
of the Elks’ Hall, while talking to
friends. Mr. Maylor Austin, custo
dian of the Elks Hall states, that he
and Mr. Carter were sitting talking
when a man walked up with a dog.
1 he man with the dog began telling
them of how vicious the dog was,
when, Mr. Carter spoke up and said,
“That’s a bad dog”, fell out of the
chair and died instantly.
It is reported that Mr. Carter has
been suffering with such spells for
a long time and it is believed his
death was caused by a stroke.
Rev. WHson’s
, Car Wrecked
Rev. I S. Wilson, pastor of St.
John A ME. Church, enroute to Atch
inson, Kansas, to attend the Mis
sionary Conference was slightly hurt
as his car ran into loose gravel and
turned over. Mrs. Gertrude Kinney,
guest of Rev. and Mrs. Wilson, was
also hurt. Mrs. Wilson was not hurt.
i Contacts and Developments by Rev.
O. J. Burckhardt, and Rev. J. C. Bell
McClellan 5 and 10c store. One
colored employee, part time. The
manager promised to put him on
regular, September 1.
Mr. Joe Jefferson an employee at
Swifts’ Packing Co., for 11 years,
was laid off and even though they
were hiring others. Mr. Jefferson
could not be replaced. After the
ministers had an interview with the
Supt. Mr. Redmon last week, Mr. Jef
ferson was back at work the next
Mr. Calvin Spriggs was made In-,
spector for the Omaha Bee-News.
The water dept, of the city, of
which Mr. Barber is in charge, prom
ises his support during this economic
crisis, where there are now eight col
ored enifcloyees.
Mr. Hillegrass, sec’y. of the YMCA.
and sec’y. of the Building Association
is in sympathy with the labor condi
tions among Negroes and promises
his support.
St. Louis, Mo. July 27—(ANP)—
The executive committee of the Na. I
tional Postal Alliance held their mid
in St, Lqpis, last week with attend
eonvention meeting at Poro building,1
Sng officials from various sections!
. its regularly convention bi.ennially i
j of the country. The alliance holds j
and during that time the business
j of the organization is transacted by
i tlie elected executive committee.
President Wilhoit was particularly'
1 gratified, he told the delegates, to be !
able to report the consumation of
their group insurance plan upon I
terms extremely favorable. The Paci- j
lie Mutual Life Insurance company,
j or>e of the strong organizations of
i the country, and which recently ab
sorbed the Chicago National, which
had underwritten the Postal Alliance
contracts, without the slightest im. i
. pairment. The Postal Alliance mem
bership gets the benefit, Mr. Wilhoit
pointed out, of accepting voluntarily,
a group rate which runs about one.
i third of the average cost.
These benefits are, of course, limit
i ed to postal employes and members
| of the organization.
Among those in attendance at the
j meeting were President Roy Wilhoit
of St. Louis, General Counsel R. L.
j Bailey of Indianapolis, H. A. Aternan:
and Mack D. Anderson of Memphis. I
W. J. Arnold of Atlanta, president I
of the 3rd District of the organiza
tion. Editor Joseph B. Brown and L.
F. Ford of St. Louis.
Four girls from the north side
branch Y. W. C. A. attended the
Business and Industrial Girls’ Con
ference held at the Y. W. C. A. camp
on Lake Okoboji July 20 to 30. Mis.
Dorene Holliday and Miss Louise
Scott were delegates from the Quack
club, Mrs. Mary Ann Elliott was
delegate from the Trojan Girls club,
and Miss Albertine Johnson spent
her vacation at the camp during the
conference period.
Miss Albertine Johnson was one
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To the Editor: I wish to compliment
you and your staff upon the wonder,
ful improvements in your paper. It
has gotten to be as large as any
I daily and I want you to know I en
joy it very much.
2410 Holdredge,
Lincoln, Nebraska.
Mr. Charles Wheatley, 2519 Hamil
ton Street, was injured Monday af
ternoon, when his car collided with
another car driven by Mr. Charles
Fox of 1018 NoriSl' 29th street, at
fifty-eighth and Hickory streets.
Mr. William Renner and his brother
Ralph Renner of the same address
were riding in Mr. Fox’s car, but
.they were not hurt. Mr. Wheatley
and Mr. Fox were taken to Lord Lis.
te hospital where they were treated.
They were slightly injured and re
leased from the hosptial the same
day. It is reported that Mrs. Wheat
ley’s car was completely wrecked.
Philadelphia, Pa.— The Willing
Workers Club, a group of women in
the vicinity of 1200 South 46th St.,
is busying itself with directing the
community’s buying power, to the
support of the little co-operative
store that is being promoted by the
Philadelphia council of the Young
Negroes’ Co-operative League.
On Sunday, July 17th, the club
sponsored a tea. The success of
which, both from the standpoint of
attendance and finance has inspired
the Willing Workers to plan a series
of block parties.
The Omaha Housewives’ League is
on a relentless drive for one thousand
women to assist in the campaign
they are waging for economic recog
nition of Negroes. During the past
week, three enthusiastic meetings
have been held in various sections of
the city at which time additional
members have enrolled in the move
Unit No. 4, un^er the direction of
Mrs. Minnie Dixon, held a verv in
teresting meeting which was large
ly attended. Purposes and objectives
of the organization were stated by
Mr. C. Adams, general president, and
the place of the housewives in help
ing solve the unemployment problem
of Negroes was given by J. Harvey
Kerns, general advisor.
On Friday, July 29th, at the Prrni
itive Baptist church, about fifty wo
men heard Mrs. Herbert Wiggir.s.
Rev. Dan Williams, and C. Adams
on objectives and accomplishments
of Housewives’ Leagues. The most
enthusiastic meeting thus far held
was at the Omaha Urban League,
Wednesday, August 3rd, when the
various units packed the league
headquarters. Business men, profess
ional men, and laymen were special
guests of the women at this meet
ing. Brief addresses were given by
the chairwomen of the various units
and by members of the advisory com-'
Stray Bullet !
Strikes Child
Two Holdups In Rapid Succession
In Kansas City, Kansas
Kansas City, Kans—Little five
year old Harold Stephenson, 910 Wal
ker avenue, Kansas City, Kansas, was
struck by the bullet fired from the
revolver of a bandit, Saturday night
at the comer of Fifth street and
I Minnesota avenue, as he stood with
his mother, Mrs. Carrie Stephenson,
waiting for a street car. The band
it had just robbed the Wyandotte
Cigar store, 500 Minnesota.
Gets Cash and Flees
About 8:30 o’clock the bandit, a
white man, walked into the cigar
store and pulled a 45 calibre auto
matic o nthe proprietor, Sam Karas,
1517 Minnesota avenue and obtained
$100 and fled. As the bandit depart-;
ed, Karas grasped his revolver and
pursued. He hesitated to shoot, he
said, because of the large crowd near
the intersection. He did shoot how
ever, and the bandit fell or threw him
self prone on the street. After Kar
as’ second shot, the bandit fired four
*or five times in return, from Fifth
street, on0 Of the bullet* striking
little Harold.
Boy Sent To Hospital
The child was rushed to the Doug
lass hospital in a police ambulance.
His wound, however was reported not
serious. He was the only one
The bandit ran to State avenue and
made his escape in a car. It is said
that the police were able to get a
description of the car and the license
Second Hold-up
The second hold-up of the night oc
curred at the Glen Holm Grocery.
store, 1106 North Seventh street,
shortly after the one on Minnesota
avenue. Two Negroes entered the,
store armed with revolvers and an-'
nounced they intended to stage a hold
up. One of the bandits “covered” the j
people in the store, while the other j
made an unsuccessful attempt to open |
the cash drawer. He also overlooked
a bag with the day’s receipts that was
lying near the register. They both
backed out of the store without tak
ing anything.
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Get Your Next Week’s Guide
The following are a few of the many interesting things that
will be in next week’s issue published Thursday, August 11th, dated
Saturday. August 13th. DON’T MISS YOUR COPY. Fifty news
boys to serve you. Call Webster 1750, and ask for Mrs. Estella
Craig, Circulation Dept. ,
ous economist, George S. Schuyler. <
Garner's Wife Writes 1
No. 2. Mrs. E. R. Garner, wife of the Speaker of the House *
of Representatives, writes Dr. Geo. B. Lennox. Wlatch for the letter
in next week’s paper.
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No. 3. “LAUNDRY SOAP and ITS EFFECT”, by George i
S. Schuyler. 1
No. 4. President Hoover’s Conference on Home Building
and Home Ownership and his full report on the Nation’s Inefficient
Housing Practices Found Cause of Serious Condition in Negro Hous- .
ing. J
No. 5
by CLIFFORD C. MITCHELL, one of the race’s greatest writers. ,
“Negro Employment in Omaha Branch
of the Ford Plant”
No. 6. Henry Ford’s manager in Detroit, Michigan answers
Dr. G. B. Lennox on “Negro Employment in Omaha Ford Branch
Factory.” Watch for letter in next week’s paper.
No. 7. Omaha Guide organizes working Men’s Commission
ers and employs a permanent Secretary. “Our Job will be to get
YOU a Job.” Commissioners will meet Friday, August 12th, at 5
p. m., to form a permanent organization. Watch next week’s paper
for full details.
No. 8. Have you a mortgage on your Home? Are you a
boul to lose your Home? Do you need your home re-financed? Do
you understand the Home Loan Banking Bill signed by the President
just a few days ago? We have a copy «f this bill in our office.
Starting in the August 13th issue, we will publish a part of it each
week until a full report of the bill has been published. Don’t Miss
An Issue.
No. 9. The Omaha Guide will organize the North Omaha
Unemployed Married Men’s Council. Watch next week’s issue of
this paper for full details.
No. 10.
“The Negro Loses His Soul”
by that Great Historian, CARTER G. WOODSON.
Leaves Wounded Man on Sidewalk
Escapes in Taxi; Both Shot In Al
Kansas City Mo.. —Howard Whit
worth, 38, 2322 Brooklyn, a chauf
feur for R. A. Roberts, 5433 Missouri
Drive, was shot and fatally wound
ed last Thursday evening by his for
mer common-law wife, Sarah Toran,
who is also known as Sarah W’hit
worth, in front of 2210 E. 25t.h St.
Whitworth was visiting at the1
Twenty-fifth street address and his
car, a new Chevrolet, was parked out
Waits in Man’s Car
Evidently the woman saw the emp
ty car and decided to wait for him.
There were no witnesses, however it.
is thought that the couple engaged
in an argument.
Whitworth made a deathbed siaUv
ment saying that when he walked up
to the car the woman said that she
was going to kill him and drew a 3S
calibre Colt automatic. He attempt
ed to wrest the pistol from her and
was shot in the left leg and left side,
the shot piercing his intestines. The
woman was also wounded.
Leaves Victim on Sidewalk
Whitworth fell to the sidewalk af
ter he was wounded and the woman
hailed a passing Taxi and went to
1226 Paseo to the home of Mrs. Wil
liams. She was found later and c*r
ried to the bu in ordo, "‘that : «ii
wou«ds njight he treated. She L
still there under the care of the doc.
or. Her wounds are said to be
(light and she will recover.
People in the vicinity attracted by
he sounds of the shots rushed to the
icene to find the man writhing in
igony on the street. He wag rushed
o the hospital where he died the
text day.
Couple Lived Together
It is s»id that Whitworth’s real
lame is Elmer Williams and was
hanged because of some trouble he
lad been in some time ago. He and
he Toran woman had lived together
or about ten yars. They separated
anuary of 1931. He stated before
le died that he had not seen her for
>ver two months. It is said that the
•nly reason that could be given for
ter attack upon him was jealousy, as
he had accused him of leaving her
or another woman.
A monster mass meeting will be
leld Sunday August 14th, at Zion
Baptist Church, 3 p. m. at which
;ime A. Phillip Randolph, of New
fork. President of the Brotherhood of
Sleeping Car Porters will speak. Mr.
Randolph is a nationally known orat
>r, labor economist and scholar. He
s making a nation-wide campaign
n the interest of the Brotherhood of
Sleeping Car Porters organizations
md the general labor conditions of
he Negro. His subject will be
‘What Shall the Negro Do to be
Bayed in this Hour .of Economic
For the benefit of the Young Pe0
>Ie and the public at large, our Pas
°r, Rev'- J- H- Jackson, is delivering
\ Special addr«* Sunday evening
™>. 1932 ,t the Bethel 1W
ASt Church, 29th and T Streets.
Subject, “Staging the Negro’s Re
lgion. In this address he will
•aise the following questions.
1- , ^hy is the Negrro now attempt,
ng to dramatize, and in many cases,
2 esw£\hVelifrion on the sta^
2- Wh*t aff«* has such on the
present, past and the future of the
^egro Church?
3. Shall we keep our spirituals, if
so, for what purpose?
Worship begins at 8 p. m We
lre 5nvi’ting you and your friends to
■nsit and share with us in our wor
dup and to hear the message that
he pastor shall bring.
Committee: Hallie Johnson, Sarah
Turdock. Ella Elizabeth Smith,
Iheresa Tinker, Ethel Hughes