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_Omaha, Nebraska, Saturday, September 17, 1932_ dumber Thirty.
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By CLIFFORD C. MITCHELL i
SOME NECHOES IN OFFICE
a a a
A correspondent, several thousand
miles away, writes: •••Are there any
Senators. Congressmen, State Assem
bly men. State Senators, Aldermen,
•Cc.. tn any of the various states
throughout the country of your race,
that you know of’***”
• • •
1 try to keep such information in
my files, compiled to-date, and will
herein record such information as I
have and would appreciate being cor
rected. by any reader, on any omis
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U- St Congress: Oscar DePriest.
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StaU Senators: Adelbert H. Rob
erts. Chicago. Illinois, and Charles A.
Roxbcrough. Detroit, Michigan.
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State Representatives: George W.
Blackwell, Chicago; Dr. W. M. Blount
Kansas City, Kansas; Stewart Cal
houn. Keystone. W. Va.; Frank W.
clegg. St. Louis, Mo.; Robert C.
Crawford, Hamilton, Bermuda Island;
William H. Fuller, Philadelphia; Har
rison S. Gaines, Chicago; Sam Hart,
Philadelphia; Charles J. Jenkins,
Chicago; A. J. Kemp, N&ssae, Ba
hamas; George T. Kersey, Chicago;
William E. King, Chicago; L. Amasa
Knox. Kansas City. Mo.; Frederick M.
Roberts, Los Angeles; J. H. Ryan.
Tacoma. Washington; Nolle Smith,
ifonolaln; J. E. Stephens, New York; j
T. Augustus Toote, Nassau, Bahamas!
and William J. Warfield, Chicago.
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City Aldermen: Louis B. Anderson,
Chicago; LeRoy N\ Bundy, Cleveland;
Stewart A. Calhoun. Keystone. W.
Va.: James C. Campbell. Charleston.
W Va.; Alfred Coleman, Lebanon,
Ma; Clayborne George, Cleveland:
Earle H. Gray, Waukegan. Illinois;
Frank A. Hall, Cincinnati; Wilbur
Hardaway, Gary, Indiana; J. 0. Hop.
kin*. Wilmington, Delaware; Robert
R. Jackson. Chicago; Edwin B. Jour
riain. Jr_ Evanston, Illinois; Robert
H. Logan. Pittsburgh; Lawrence 0.
Payne, Cleveland; Charles E. Scott,
Worcester, Maas.; John W. Smith,
New York; Robert T. Smith, Everett,
Mass; W. S. Vaughn, Youngston,
Ohio, and William J. Winchester, Wil
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Judges and Magistrates; Roselle T.
Allmond, Atlantic City; William G.
Burris, Gary,; Cyril F. Butler (Mas
ter in Chancery). Boston; James A.
Cobb. Washington, D C.; Edward W.
Henry. Philadelphia; Clarence C. Mc
Rae (J. of P.) East Trenton. N. J.;
J. H E. Scotland (J. of P.) Newark.
N. J.; Charles E. Toney. New York;
Ray Tracks (J. of P ) Baldwin, Mich
igan; CharU H. Turpin (J. of P.) St.
Louis: James S. Watson. New York;
George Wharton (J. of P ) Sharon
HiU. Pa.; and Tom WToods (J. of P.)
Council Grove. Kansas.
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If space permitted, it would be a
pleasure, purely for the edification of
my correspondent, to continue this list
by naming the scores of Negroes who
are successfully filling high appoint
tve governmental positions in various
parts of the country.
Throat Slashed; Man Reported Near
Eddie Davis. 28, of 2512 P Street,
was slashed across the throat in a
street fight near 27th and R street.
He was taken to St. Catherine’s hos
pital. where he was reported near
death. After the cutting, Davis walked
to a doctor’s office at 28th and Q Sts.
His assailant is being sought. Davis
is said to be from Sioux City.
Orpheum Theatre Mgr. Denies Discrimination
EMANCIPATION EDITION, SEPT. 22nd
ANOTHER VICTORY WON’
Andrew Harrold, the new driver is giving expert driver’s service to Mr. C. C. Galloway, acting editor of the Omaha
Mr. Andrew Harold, beter known as “Drew”, is now legging for front hon ors as a driver for the Jensen-Emerson Laundry. Mr. H. O. Pemer, man
ager of the laundry says, Mr. Harrold is bringing many new customers to the firm. His task is not an easy one, for he is not allowed to take other
driver’s customers. Of course old man depression is on the job, but to have seem the heavy load of laundry being delivered Saturday morning by Mr.
Harrold, has proven that his service is greatly appreciated by his many loyal friends.
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Xo Clean -up Negro Slums
m Richmond, Va.
Richmond, Va.—(CNS)—An intel
ligent civic campaign against Negro
slum areas and miserable living con
ditions has been started here by a
number of white and colored civic or
ganizations. The cooperation groups
plan the abolition of the slum areas,
the erection of model homes for Negro
families, and the use of Negro skilled
and unskilled unemployed labor in the
erection of these homes.
Exsiting low building costs, pros
pect of giving aid to the unemployed,
and the ridding of Richmond of can
cerous slum areas, endangering the
health and public welfare of the city,
has been given rapid momentum to
the project. Attention was first called
to the almost unfcelieveable conditions
of the Negro homes, by John J. Cor
son III, special investigator for the
Richmond News Leader, leading white
daily paper here.
The housing plan has the endorse
ment of the Richmond Chamber of
Commerce, The Richmond Urban
| League, the Central Trades and Labor
Council, the Negro Welfare Council
and the Richmond Builder’s Exchange,
as well as the leading citizens here.
Plans for a housing project here
now call for the purchase of an en
tire city block and the construction
on one street, at the start, of forty or
fifty small “Baltimore houses,” de
signed to accommodate two families
at $7.50 per month each, or one fam
ily at $15.
If used as two flats, each house
would provide two rooms and a bath.
If occupied by one family, each house
weuld have parlor, dining-room, kitch
en, two bedrooms and bath.
Each flat was to consist of two
rooms, and a bathhouse located in the
center of the block, surrounded by
park space, was to serve all residents
of the housing center.
A campaign for funds to raise the
$15,000 necessary to begin construc
tion has thus far resulted in cash sub
scriptions of about $9,000, reported'
the Rev. Charles Sheerin, chairman of
the Negro Welfare Council at a meet
ing held last week.
OMAHA HOUSEWIVES’ LEAGUE
TO HOLD MONSTER MASS
Omaha Housewive’s League will
hold a monster mass meeting at Pil
grim Baptist Church, Sunday, Sept.
18. The purpose and plans of the
i league will be outlined by Mr. Good
j lett. The principal speakers for this
meeting will be Mrs. H. Wiggins, Mr.
C. Adams, Miss Rachel Taylor and J.
• Harvey Kerns. The Omaha House
wive’s League is a branch of the Na
tional Organization with headquar
ters in New York City. In the cities
of New York and Chicago, the House
wive’s League has been successful in
opening the doors of opportunity for
more than 2,000 colored men and
women. It should be the incentive
for every Housewife in Omaha who
is interested in large opportunities to
join this organization. 300 Jobs will
be Opened in Omaha Soon will be the
theme of Sunday’s Meeting.
UNEMPLOYED MARRIED MEN’S
The unemployed Married Men’s
Council, Local Branch, held their reg
ular meeting at their headquarters,
the former Webster Telephone Ex
change building, 2213 Lake St. The
meeting was called to order by the
President of Local branch. Mr. C. C.
Reading of the minutes. There
were letters given to the following
Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Walter
Craig, Wm. MacRae, Wm. Sterling,
John Hickman, W. E. Newby, B. F.
Ennis, Mrs. Madeline Sterling, and
Mrs. Anna Hayden.^ The letter en
titles them to solicit whatever you
may have to give. Mrs. Sterling re
quested the women to meet at head
quarters Thursday at 2 p. m. to dis
cuss plans for women activities, such
as canning of fruits and vegetables
and sewing. The President stated
that canning would start Monday. C.
Earl Hines to Play
At Dreamlnd Hall
E. Lee was appointed reporter for
the U. M. M. C. branch B. Ruth H.
Lewis was appointed assistant report
LOCAL NEWSPAPER MAN
STARTS COMMUNITY PAPER
Mr. Harry Finkenstein, who has had
a varied and considerable experience
with local and other metropolitan
daily newspapers, starts the public
ation of the “Community News”
Thursday,. September 22nd.
Mr. Finkenstein is one of Omaha’s
own, having lived here all his life,
nearly all of which was spent in this
The Community News will be a
weekly paper, devoted to the interests
of the merchants and residents of
this district, between California and
Bristol Streets and from Fifteenth
to Thirty-sixth streets. Mr. Fink
enstein stated that he had been suc
cessful in geting a group of merch
ants in this district together to ap
preciate the fact that the slump in
business in the North side was due
to lack of co-operation, salesmanship
and group buying.
Mr. Finkestein says that he will
publish 10,000 copies of the Commun
ity News which is to be of tabloid
size and to contain eight pages, for
free distribution on September 22nd.
Two meetings have already been
held by interested merchants to spon
sor the group plan. Their next meet
ing will be held Sunday at noon,
September 18th, at the Omaha Guide
Building, 2418-20 Grant Street. All
merchants interested in the above
program are cordially invited to at
Sandwiches Cost Proprietor $35.00
James Vasiloff, 2701 % Q Street,
reported to police Sunday that four
Negroes entered his restaurant early
Sunday morning, and ordered sand
wiches, and while he was preparing
them, they robbed the cash register of
$35 and escaped.
Earl Hines, King of Jazz Pianists and
his famous Terrace Garden Orches
tra, fresh from his first triumphal
tour which has taken him as far east
as Connecticut and as far south as
New Orleans, will make his first ap
pearance west of Chicago, when he
will play an engagement here Thurs
day evening, Sept. 22nd at the Dream
land Ball Room. This is Hines' first
long tour and he has played to record
breaking crowds wherever he has ap
peared. At Kansas City last month
he played to a capacity house of
3000 at the Paseo. It estimated there
were 1200 refused admittance and it
was necessary to call out the Police
riot squad to disperse the crowd. A
record breaking crowd is expected
here. He will also play two night at
OMAHA GUIDE’S SUBSCRIPTION
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promised to subscribe through the
contestants will send in their sub
scriptions as soon as possible so your
contestant will receive full benefit for
the same. The contestants are work
ing hard and we ask your loyal sup
port for them. Remember the GUIDE
is your Public Defender.
THE OMAHA GUIDE “MY HOME
Mr. E. B. MacDonald, 918 N. 27th
Street, reported to the Guide office
this week, that without the Guide to
read each week, he is lonesome, for
it serves as a companion during his
leisure moments. He says, I enjoy
the paper because it is well a edited,
UNEMPLOYED MAN FLEECED BY
FAKE EMPLOYMENT AGENT
unemployed resident of this city, was
last week fleeced out of his last $5
by a fakir employment agent who
promised him a job. Fields told the
police the “agent”promised him a
sure job in return for money. Police
are looking for the imposter.
Guide Will Publish
All the world looks upon the Ne
gro with admiration for the wonder
ful progress he has made since the
days of slavery. Each year the O
maha Guide brings to you an Eman
cipation edition, with the steady ac
complishments made by Negroes in
the social and economic life of the na
“All men are created equal by their
Creator, with certain unalienable
rights that among these are life, lib
erty and the pursuits of happiness.
FALL OPENING, CANNING EX
HIBIT, CLOSE OF YARD AND
GARDEN CONTEST AT WOODSON
Fall Activities of Woodson Center
will begin Tuesday evening, Septem
ber 20th; with an exhibition of canned
fruits and vegetables, products of the
canning class held during the months
of July and August. The average at
tendance of the class was 17, with an
enrollment of 25 women most of
whom are members of our Improve
Announcements of other fall activ
ities including classes and clubs for
boys and girls—adult classes—music
and “GYM” work for people of all
ages, will be made at this time.
New classes will include shop work
for unemployed men and older boys,
sewing and cooking classes for un
employed women and older girls.
Through these classes the men will
be able to do repair work for their
families and the women will be given
training in budgeting, planning of
meals for large families with small
incomes, and the proper setting of
table and the serving of meals.
Mrs. Eva Morse, Director of the
Smith-Hughes Department of the
Board of Education, w:Il speak on
the ”Value of Adult Education.” Mu
sic will be a feature of ths program.
The gift of a new piano has in
creased facilities for'piano, and other
music classes, which will begin fol
lowing the fall opening. Club and
class registrations begin Monday,
Sept. 19th. House activities begin
Wednesday Sept. 21st.
“GYM” classes will be offered house
members of all ages. A heavy regis
tration for these classes is expected
YOUNG IOWA REPUBLICANS TO
Des Moines, Iowa—(CNS)—The
National Republican League, headed
by George Olmstead, a former presi
dent of the United States Junior
Chamber of Commerce, has asked
Chairman Joe G. Browne of the State
Negro Republican Voters’ League to
form a similar organization among
the young Negro voters of Iowa,
Chairman Browne announced last
Mr. Parks, Manager of the RKO.
Orpheum, told the Omaha Guide re
porter that there was no discrimin
ation shown at the Orpheum theatre
and that no colored person was asked
to move in the theatre. POSITIVE
MRS. JASPER COLE
September 12, 1932.
Mr. R. C. Price.,
Chrm. Legal Redress Committee,
Omaha branch of the NAACP.
I wish to call your attention to an
incident that happened on Sept. 8th.
Mr. Cole and I attended the Or
pheum on that date. We arrived a
bout 12:45. I purchased a ticket and
we went to the Mazzanine on the 2nd
As you know my husband being a
city fireman is admitted free.
About five minutes after we sat
down, a young man came over to us
and asked us to move as that space
was reserved for WjHITE PEOPLE
only. My husband informed him
that as a free patron he had no quar
rel, but he had no right to tell me or
any other person where they should
sit in the theatre. And that he would
talk to me before he moved.
He left and a few minutes later an
older man came and told my husband
that he would not honor his badge any
more, but refused to say why at first.
After much insistance on my hus
band’s part, he said it was because
we would not sit WHERE WE BE
My husband told him that he would
not swallow his pride for 25c.
As this theatre question has never
been settled as far as our rights are
concerned, I would like very much
if you would look into the matter.
Wishing you success, I am,
Very truly yours,
Mrs. Jasper Cole.
Plans have already been made for
the forming of such a group. The
body will constitute a separate branch
of the older body, having young col
ored Republicans as officers. Every
effort will be made to encourage the’
rank and file of young Negro voters
in the State to affiliate themselves
with this young organization, accord
ing to Chairman Browne.
TEXAS NEGRO DEMOCRATS KEEP
UP FIGHT AGAINST EXCLU
SION IN PRIMARIES
Houston, Tex.—(CINS)—Kept out
of the State Democratic Primaries
here by technicalities, Negro Demo
crats of Harris County are planning
a concerted effort to secure the right
of Negroes to vote in the city Demo
cratic Primaries to be held here in
January. J. Alston Atkins, editor of
the Houston Informer and J. M. Nab
rit, president of the Harris County
Negro Democratic organization, are
leaders of the movement to test the
right of local Democrats to disfran
chise them. Every legal remedy avail
able will be pursued to the highest
courts, they declared last week.
"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 Thurs
day, Sept. 22, dated Saturday, September 24th. DON’T
MISS YOUR COPY. Fifty newsboys to serve you. Call
Webster 1750, and ask for Mrs. Esteila Craig, Circulation
1. Dr. Lennox’s Letter to Omaha Building & Loan
Association and Answer.
2. “Exploitation Is Not Education” —C. G. Woodson
3. State and National Affairs by Nebr. Democrat.
4. “The Negro and Emancipation” by Robert Smith.
5. White Woman Doctor Sends $25; Expresses
Gratitude to NAACP.
6. Today’s Household,—by Dorothy Davenport.
7. Home Loan Bill—continuing pages 19, 20, 21, 22.
8. “STRUT YOUR STUFF”—by R. A. Adams.
9. “Puppy Love” the way of a maid with a man.—
—by Maxie Miller.
10. These Husbands of Ours—by Madame X.
11. New York Subway Jobs for Negroes.
12. Announcement of the Grand Opening of the
Unemployed Married Men’s Council.
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