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pa?e 4 _Omaha, Nebraska, Saturday, September 10, 1932_
Doings or Omaha Society
o n LaDor Day 1
Miss Aibertine Johnson spent
the week-end in Kansas City.
a • •
Miss Grace Adams—? left Sun
day night for Chicago
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Mis.se> Constance and Helen
Singleton, left Friday to visit
their father in Chicago.
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.Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Elaine and i
’A. E. McGee motored to Lincoln j
where they attended the State ,
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Mr. and Mrs. Nat Hunter with 1
Mr and Mrs. Fred Garrett, Mes-j
sers, Scott Elam, Chandler and
Wheatley fishing and picnicking
in a big way.
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The Hawkins, Browns, and
Hangars were found among the
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Messers Hutten, Crawford, Mc
<law and Hangar followed the us
ual hobby on the golf links.
• • •
Mr. and Mrs. J. I). Crawford
spent the day on a motor trip.
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Many theatre parties were seen
at the Orpheum, looking over Ted
Lewis and his hot revue. The col
ored boys of the Revue were the
hits of the show.
Prof, and Mrs. P. A. Houston
Mrs. L. B. Houston and Mrs.
Rachel Woods entertained, Wed
nesday evening, at the residence
of Mrs Woods. 2909 X. 25th St.,
in honor of Prof, and Mrs. I*. A.
Houston of Greenville, Texas. The
house was beautifully decorated
in japan esc lanterns and Japanese
parasols, (’arils were the diver
sion of the evening. Prizes were
won by Miss Gertrude Lucas,
first, Mrs. Fred Starnes, booby,
Mr. Fred Starnes, first, and Mr.
P. A. Houston, booby. Those as
sisting were Miss Maude May
weather, Miss Mary Sampson and
M rs. W m. Perkins.
Mr. and Mrs. Janies Jones en
tertained at Bridge Friday even
ing at their home 2J04 North
29th, in honor of Miss Rose Grant
The guests were Mr. and Mrs.
lJenry Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Dil
lard Crawford, Mr. and Mrs.
James Jewell. Miss Mercedes Fer
guson. Mr. Burns Scott, and Mar
Miss Rachel Taylor, executive
secretary of the YWCA, returned
this week after a month’s vaca
tion. She speut two weeks at
her home in Hartford, Conn., and
visited, Virginia, Washington,
Pittsburgh and many other points.
Mrs. Kstella Price of Chicago,
is visiting her sister-in-law, Mrs.
Isittie Keys. 2217 X. 25th St.
Mrs Lottie Keyes entertained
at a luncheon parlf in honor of
•Mrs. Estelle Price of Chicago.
Mrs. Lillian Seidlinger and Mrs.
Marie Mays were guests.
Mrs. Grace llutten prominent
siH'ial worker, is spending her va
cation in Missouri.
BIO RUMMAGE SALE,
for 3 Days, Sun., Mon., & Tu?*.
on 24th St. between Franklin and
Store Must Be Closed at Once
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Vote For the Man
Who Will Help You!
Sunday Dinner ^rUu
WHITE ROSE TEA ROOM
2219 Willis Ave., WE. 4035
Mrs. Litha Smith. Prop.
On The Social Registrar this
Rev. and Mrs. 1. S. Wilson en
tertained Wednesday evening in
honor of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Wil
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Mr. and Mrs. Saybert Hangar
honored Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Mc
Cullough of St. Paul, Minn., at
Bridge, Thursday evening.
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Miss Madeline Shipman feted
Miss Jean Blackwell at the Morn
ing Glory Tea room on her natal
day, with a luncheon party. ((
(Write up next week)
Mrs. John B. Horton. Jr., baby
Estrebla and Mrs. Austin Bran
non of 2802 N. 30th Street, left
Sunday night for Sioux Falls, S.
Dakota, where they will be the
guests of Mrs. Grace Brannon
Mrs. Margetta Dawson, 2854
Corby Street, left for St. Louis,
where she will be the house guest
of her mother-in-law and relatives.
Many social courtesies have been
extended in honor of Mrs. Daw
For information concerning fin
ger-waving pressed hair, write or
call CHRRISTINE BEAUTY
SHOP, 2538 Fourth Ave., Council
Bluffs, la. Tel. 3932 W.
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip H. Mc
Cullough and little daughter of
St. Paul. Minn., are spending a
few days in Omaha as the guest
of Mrs. McCullough’s father. Mrs.
McCullough will he remembered
as Audrey Truehart.
If wanting a nice place to stop in
Lincoln, call or write, Mrs. W. R.
Colley, 1035 Rose phone, F 2046.
Mrs. Anna King Lorenzo of
New York. Mr. Johnnie Pierce
and Mr. John Harris of Jamacai
New York, were the house guest
of Mr. and Mrs. Prestidge. 2206
North 28th St., and Mrs. Hattie
Jones. 2802 Franklin Street, en
route to Canada.
Mr. Samuel of Chicago and Mr.
Joseph Baker Jr., of Sioux City,
Iowa, were the week end guest
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ONE OF KRUG PARK’S BEAUTIFUL ATTRACTIONS
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Krug Park’s closing celebration for the ben efit of Unemployed Married Men’s Council
Local B and The Old Folks Home. Monday Sept. 19th. Bring your families and
spend the day. Plenty of amusement for all.
of the Misses Ballot and Alina Al
len, 2717 Lake St.
Miss Catherine Preston of St.
Joseph, Mo., formerly of Omaha
is spending the winter in Omaha
as guest of her mother, Mrs. Alice
Preston, 2712 Franklin Street.
Dr. Westbrook and party of
Denver, Colorado, spent a short
while in Omaha, Saturday. They
were returning from the Elks’
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Sims enter
tained at dinner in their home,
2010 North 25th Street, for Mr.
and Mrs. Harold Robbins, Mr.
Leroy Robbins, mother, Mrs. Rob
bins and little Misses Alice and
Surprise Birthday Party
A surprise party was given in
honor of little Bobby McGary at
the home of his aunt, and uncle,
Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Holloway, cele
brating his fifth birthday. The
little guests were, Betty Jane
Smith, Evelyn Greer, Barbara
lean Bates, Marie Stearns. Joseph
ine Thomas, Bobby Owens, Joe
Owens, Jr., Charles Abrams, Jim
mie Jones, Jr., Richard Thomas,
Robert Thomas, Will Edward
Stearnes. Wesley Stearns. Lewis
Stearnes, Junior Martin, C.
Avant. Edward Avant, and Har
vey Avant, Jr.
Miss Freda Lewis and Mr. Ed
gar Smart were married by Rev.
A. Wagner, Pastor of L D. Peo
ples Missionary Church of Divin
ity at the home of the bride's
parents. Mrs. Laura Barker, 2022
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Donaldson,
daughters Bernice and Julia are
spending the week-end with Mr.
and Mrs. Ralph Lawrey of Col
Airs. Mattie Middleton who has
been seriously ill at her home,
2122 North 26th St., is slightly
The Duncan family formerly of
Omaha, are now located on the
estate of the late L. A. Goodwin,
:>ioneer of Portland. Oregon.
A. K. A. Delegate Visitors
Miss Willa Pullam, popular
Kansas City, Mo., school teacher
and Miss Hortense Thompson, de
signer of Brooklyn. N. Y., enroute
home from Los Angeles, Calif.,
where they went as delegates to
the National A. K. A. sorority,
sfopped off here Thursday to vis
it Mrs. James C. Jewell.
Miss ElainejL.jS mith 1
Wins Letter Contest
Mrs. Robbie Turner Davis of
Washington, I). ('., is spending
her vacation with her parents
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Turner, 2514
Corby Street. Mrs. Davis is a
prominent social worker in Wash
ington. Mr. Davis is expected to
join her soon.
Mrs. James C. Jewell invited
about forty of the younger social
set to a housewarming Sunday
afternoon from 5 o'clock until 8
o'clock in honor of Mr. and Mrs.
B. McCaw, who have lately begun
housekeeping at 2305 North 29th
St. A number of beautiful and
useful presents were received by
this popular young couple. Miss
Melva McCaw, assisted the host
Fall Activities Begin at Northside
The first event opening the
Fall Activities at the North Side
Branch YWCA, will be a Member
ship Dinner on Thursday, Sept
ember 15th at the Branch. The
dinner is being sponsored by the
Committee of Management of
which Mrs. Herbert Wiggins is
Chairman and the Membership
Committee of which Mrs. Minnie
Dixon is Chairman. There will
be a speaker and a special pro
gram arranged by this Commit
tee. The dinner will be served at
6:00 p. m. and the price is 35c
per plate. Mrs. Dixon is chair
man of the Committee arranging
this membership event and every
one is cordially invited.
A very interesting schedule of
classes has been arranged for the
Fall. Among these there will be
Opportunity School under the
same arrangement as in former
years. A class, or a series of lec
tures, will be given on The Social
Teachings of Jesus by Rev. J. H.
Jackson, the pastor of Bethel
Church; on Mental Health by Dr.
Dishong, Nerve Specialist; and
Negroes in the History of Omaha
bv Mr. J. H. Kerns, Executive Sec
retary of the Omaha Urban
League. The Dramatic Group
will work under the direction of
Mr. Martin Chieoine of the Com
munity Play House and the Pal
ette Art Club will be led by Mr.
J. Dillard Crawford. Vocation
al classes for girls and women
will be given under the Smith
ITughes Act, these classes includ
injr Cooking, Table-Setting, House
hold Management, etc.
All girls’ clubs at the “Y” will
begin the second week in Sept
Prominent Civic Worker Buried
Mrs. Mary Bolden, for many
years a resident of Omaha, died
Saturday evening. August 27th.
Mrs. Bolden was born April 15,
1871. in Clarksville, Tenn. She
was a member of Zion Church for
•10 years and very active in
Church and community life. Mrs.
Bolden was a member of the Car
ter Charity Club, Wide Awake
Club and on the Membership
Committee of the YWCA. She
leaves her husband. Mr. Sterling
Bolden, a son, two brothers and
many relatives and friends.
Carey’s Naborhood grocery Ifes
purchased 40 acres of Melons at
Columbus, Nebr., and expects to
market 5000 Melons in Omaha and
Kansas City before close of sea
son. They have just received two
truck loads and selling them
cheap at Carey’s Grocery.
' -1ST PRIZE
Hay of Sunshine,
SNAP SHOTS OF A DAYS’
Gradually growing louder as it
approaches my office door, the
■strains of a good old Baptist hymn
fall upon my ear. I do not look
up from my desk. I know exact
ly what to expect. It is the tune
of the blind peanut vendor who
daily makes his round down our
street. Yes, that’s him alright—
the tap of his cane cannot be mis
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A car comes to a grinding stop
deliberately in front of the fire
plug outside my door. There are
only two men that I know who
would commit this bold encroach
ment on the Law. These two men
climb out of the car and lumber
up the street. Both are tall and
heavy set. One audibly sucks a
tooth pick which protrudes be
tween a display of gold teeth.
The other stalks along—the very
epitome of a guardian of the law.
They stop in front of the Barber
Shop next door. I hear one of
them drawl. •Tall the Wagon;
Matthews" and instinctively Ii
know that some poor unfortunate
soul will spend a?i uncomfortable j
night away from home.
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A patter of feet, a chugging
sound, and the shrill toot of a ten
cent whistle and 1 know Easy
Walking Tom is at my door. He
comes in and stands for a minute
with heels together and cap
crossed on his breast in a formal
military,, salute. After exchang
ing a few puJfry remarks with
me, he returns to his cart, solemn
ly harnesses himself in, and with
much panting, chugging and
working tip of steam, he trots a
long his way.
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A terrific noise, comparable
only to all of the furies of the in
fernal regions being let loose in a
small enclosure of tin. assails my
ear. With great fear and trembl
ing. I look up. A Model T Ford
of the vintage of 1918 wheezes
pitifully, quivers in every bolt,
gives one last soulful pant and
yields up the ghost in the middle
of the street car track. A very
stout gentleman squeezes out the
one small door with a crank in
his hand. He walks to the front
of the car and begins to restore
some spark of life to his ancient
vehicle. At last he seems to have
struck a responsive chord. The
hack end gives a sudden lurch,
cataclysms of shudders seize the
whole chasis. the stout gentleman
wipes his hrow and squeezes his
bulk under the small steering
wheel once more. With one grand
concerted effort, the car begins to
creep away amidst the discordant
clang of a stalled Street Car and
the scornful honkings of other
automobiles that are showing
their .deep contempt for their
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The noon whistle begins to
blow. Simultaneously bare leg
ged girls in white aprons run out
of the laundries. Men in overalls
but no shirts carry milk bottles
of coffee from the restaurant a
cross the street. Everything in
the air takes on an appearance of
sudden bustle and industry. Even
T begin to clear off my desk. It
is time to do so—in short, 24th
Street is eating lunch, and to the
noble cause of seeking refresh
ment, I let my task of making
mental snap shots of my favorite
street go until some later date.
Elaine L. Smith.
Omaha Urban League.
2911 N. 27th St.
July 15, 1932
Here goes another “slam” or
should I say declaration of rights?
As far back as 1 could remember
there were movie theatres in
North Omaha. Remember the
old “Diamond”, alias the “Omar'
alias the “Franklin.” Remem
ber the “Alahambra” and that
grand old barn the “Loyal.” All
gone. From the mouldering
wrecks of those old amusement
houses there arose a magnificent
building supported by its every
loyal patrons, “dark Omaha.”
The colored man, seeking a
musement, chose this theatre. Of
course we get our money’s
worth, but in times of depression
when men’s wages are being cut
and very little can be spent for
necessities and recreation, would
not it be called gratitude for the
manager of Omaha’s Little Har
lem’s theatre to reduce the price
of admittance from twenty-five
cents and fifteen cents to twenty
and ten cents? If that manager
doesn’t desire to cut said rates, I
would suggest that he employ
colored to assist him in his busi
ness. Or he may promote con
tests to develope and find talent
in this race. He may encourage
them and influence other promot
ers to give them a “break,” Just
a suggestion to act on. now.
D. Eugene Murray.
July 25th, 1932
Ray of Sunshine,
Omaha Guide Publ. C'o.,
Rav of Sunshine:—
Little or nothing is said about
the activities of the colored wo
men of this City, yet they play an
important part in the affairs of
the community. No class of cit
izens have felt the pressure in
these days of industrial distress,
more than Negro women.
Unable to secure work, they
have turned their minds to many
pursuits, which have aided them
ami at the same time been of ser
:e - to the community. Mrs.
Jennie Lewis, who taught a Co
operative class of girls at the
“Daily Vacation Bible School”,
held at the Hillside Presbyterian
and Mt. Zion Baptist Church, is
installing in the minds of our
children, the cooperative spirit.
Mrs. Esther Dixon, better known
as ‘‘Mother Dixon” and Mrs.
Hiram Greenfield, are ordained
ministers, who fill important
places in our community life.
Mrs. M. L. Rhone, in charge of
the Woodson Cultural Center on
the southside. that is diong a
great work in helping to mold
thp character of the young peo
ple. Miss Rachel Thvlor, sec’y.
of the YWCA., is doing much to
bring about contact among our
younger set which no doubt de
velopes a racial consciousness
that cannot be had in any other
way. Mrs. D. W. Gooden, neigh
borhood sec’v of the Urban
League, and Miss Elaine Smith,
Industrial sec’y. Mrs. Martha
Taylor Smith, founder of the Col
ored Old Folks Home, straggly
for many years to establish a
home where old folks could be
cared for in comfort, at the least
possible cost, without carrying
the impression of charity. So
zealous was her work that she
attracted the attention of the
Community Chest and the home is
now a member of the Chest.
Miss Evans, is the first colored
woman to become a member of
the Visiting Nurse Association.
Mrs. Lucille Edwards for many
years an active worker in the
Catholic Church, which resulted
in the building of a Catholic
Church and School for Colored
people. Mrs. Edwards is now
employed by the Welfare Board
having succeeded Miss Gertrude
Lucas who accepted a position in
the juvenile court, presided over
by Judge Herbert Rhoades. Mrs.
Grace Hutten is with the Assoc
iated Charities, a very difficult
position. Mrs. Hutten’s work
carries her into the homes of our
most destitute people and it rests
upon her decision as to what as
sistance is given. Many unfavor
able comments, that have no justi
fication, are made in regard to
Mrs. C. C. Johnson Lomax,
was a charter member of the Ne
gro Democratic Club, and was
the first colored Democratic
committeewoman in the State of
Nebraska. Mrs. Cecilia Jewell,
for many years active in Repub
lican politics in this State, has
been for many years Republican
committee- woman from this
Mrs. Helen Mahaiaimtt and
Mrs. Eva Pinkett, leading eater
esses of the city. The Morning
Glory Tea Room, operated by the
Councellor sisters, is a mecca for
smart society when they dine out.
The Councellor Sisters are the
daughters of the late Lee Coun
eellor, who For many years was
with the Pullman Company.
Mrs. Ardinia Watson President
of the Carter Charity Club, a
group of the most prominent
women of the City, who’s activ
ities touch every phase of the
Negroes’ life in the community.
Mrs. W. S. Metcalfe, is Vice-Presi
dent, Mrs. Freddie Porter, Sec’y..
Mrs. Louise Deckard, Treas., and
Mrs. Marie Stuart, reporter of
Mrs. Florentine Pinkston, con
ducts a Music Conservatory where
she teaches vocal and piano mus
ic. Mrs. Elsie Turner, beautic
ian, who recently opened one of
the most complete beauty parlors
in the city. Mrs. Caroline Mau
•>in our only photographer. Mrs.
Marie Stuart who operates a. ‘Art
and Gift Shop.’ Mrs. J. I). Lewis
assistant Mortician at the Lewis
Mrs. Lenora Ray, Gertrude
Shackelford, Hattie Barnett and
J. W. Scott, are officers of the
Nebraska Federation of Colored
Women's Clubs, the Elks and
Eastern Star Lodges.
I he following group or women
are active in the Co-operative
Society Movement, Mrs. Loretta
Bush. Bernice Peebles, Sarah
Canty, Alice Smith, E. Cruater,
Elsie Turner, Miss Lena Paul,
Mrs. Jennie Lewris and Mrs.
Yours very truly,
Mrs. Marie Stuart,
2522 Lake St.
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