The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, October 08, 1932, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

—o-0-0-0— —0-0-0-0— —0-0-0-0— -0-0-O-0_o_0_0_0_
30,000 People ReadThe Only Paper of Hs
The Omaha Guide fay West of ^
-/wpms mim
- V( >L- VI- Omaha, Nebraska, Saturday, October 8, 1932 Number Thirty-Three.—
I cr I
I 5® I
S ■ I< f
ITune In
< The NEWS" |
J Every Week from this Column ])
• • •
My release oi three weeks ago,
"Some Negroes in Office," has
brought me more direct commend
ation, more editorial notes, more fea
tured positions in the Negro press
and more letters of inquiries than any
release since I started this column
two and a half years ago.
• • •
In most instances a genuine sur
prise was manifested in my being
afcie to secure and keep such up-to
date information under my present
circumstances. Others inquired about
additional information that I might
have, and three research organiz
ations wanted to know why I hadn't
let them know that I kept such use
ful information on hand.
• • •
Thu release, therefore, is for the
purpose of acquainting any individ
ual. firm or organization that may
require information oi any sort con
cerning Negroes in America that I
am able to supply same at a moment’s
notice, simply by referring to my fil
es which I have built up through
years of spare time efforts and which
covers over one hundred and twenty
five thousand subjects.
• • •
In my files, for instances, can be
found the data on every Negro in A
merica who at one time or another
has accomplished something that dis
tinguished him from the crowd.
Each subject is classified and indexed
according to his or her present sta
tion m life. The activities of every
racial enterprise iq the country are
constantly being watched and appro
priate notes made in my files.
• • •
The complete data on every individ
ual or firm who has used any adver
tising space in the Negro press is to
be found in my files and classified
according to their requirements.
Every editor, writer, columnist and
correspondent who has had anything
printed in any of the hundred papers
that come to me weekly is listed in
my files, first according to their
journalistic position and then cross
indexed geographically, with the re
sult that on a moment’s notice I
could contact with an appropriate
prospect in any city, town or village
in the country.
• e e
And while my private library con
sists of approximately one hundred
and fifty volume* on the Negro, both
current and ancient, I try to keep in
ray files only such information, com
piled from day to day and week to
week, that would be of use for cur
rent up to the minute reference.
• • •
All of this information has been
studied and compiled purely to keep
myself informed in order to enhance
the valce of my journalistic releases,
bat. if (as the many recent inquiries
imply) this same information can be
useful to others then I shall be most
happy in cooperating with all individ
uals or concerns who may be in need
of such information as I have spent
years in compiling. At any rate
this release will serve to inform those
who wrote concerning the extent of
my compiled data on the Negroes in
—1 Coining to Omaha —
Jean Calloway and Her Victor Recording Orches
tra of Newr York City, who are just finishing a 6 weeks
engagement at one of Chicago’s Leading Theatres, and
who is furnishing the music for the Big Cabaret Danc%
given under the Auspices of the UNEMPLOYED MAR
RIED MEN’S COUNCIL, at the Beautiful Dreamland
Hall, Oct. 24,1932. Not only are each of the members of
this orchestra outstanding, but each plays an important
role in making this orchestra the GREATEST HIT OF
I believe that Pres. Hoover’s pro
gram for Relief in depression, was
logical constructive and not political
bunk. I was deeply impressed by his
sincerity. I cannot see how anyone
who listened to him could do other,
wise than vote the Republican ticket.
Mr. A. J. Davis, real estate man,
and Mr. Charles Burnett, mail car
rier, appeared in Police court, before
Judge Wheeler, Thursday A.M. Oct.
6, to explain a fj3t fight, which took
place in front of the Burnett home
near 25th and Corby Sts. The fight
was the result of a $50 real estate
deal, which Mr. Davis stated that Mr.
Burnett owed him for some time.
Mr Burnett stated that he met Mr.
Davis at 24th and Corby Sts., and
they walked down to 25th and Corby,
discussing the $50. When they reach
ed his home near 25th and Corby,
Mr. Davis struck at him and he threw
up his arm to avoid the blow. He
then knocked Mr. Davis down 3 tim
es. Mr. Davis’ face wa3 quite swol
len. Mr. Davis stated that Mr..
Burnett hid in the hedge around his
home and landed the blows from
unseen sources. The case was dis
mssed by Judge Wheeler until more
evidence was produced.
Harry Monsky, Main Speaker
The G. 0. P. held a big political
Meeting Monday evening Oct. 3, at
the North Side Headquarters. H. L.
Anderson, chairman presiding. About
200 persons listened to Mr. Dwight
Griswold, candidate for Governor.
Attorney John Adams candidate for
representative, 10th District, Dr. John
A. Singleton, candidate for represen
tative in 9th District and Attorney
W. B. Bryant on Republicanism. Mr.
Herman Friedlander introduced Mr.
Monsky, musical selections by the
Harmony four. c
Herbert Hoover—Slave Trader,
Negro Hater and Jim Crow Expert
To the editor: We begin this week
a series of aritcles o nthe Jim-Crow,
anti-Negro policies of Herbert Hoover.
These articles will be followed with a
similar expose of Franklin D. Roose
We begin this week a series of arti
cles on the Jim Crow, anti-Negro pol
icies of Herbert Hoover, from his
early slave-trading days in Africa and
China to the present time. The whole
is a shameful record of betrayal of the
Negro people.
The material for these articles was
prepared jointly by the staff of the
Crusader News Agency and the Labor
Research Association.
In the beginning, a slave-driver in
China and a slave-trader in Africa.
Today, the President of the United
States. Between these two periods, a
long, consistent record of Jim-Crow,
anti-Negro policies. That is the story
f Herbert Hoover, candidate of the
Republican Party for re-election to
the presidency.
Hoover is himself a capitalist—a
millionaire many times over. The
basis of this fortune was laid in the
early days of the century, in Aus
tralia, China and South Africa. There,
at the expense of the toiling masses,
he endeared himself to the capitalists
by putting over fake stock-promotion
schemes, by his union-smashing, strike
breaking and slave-driving activities.
As a mine manager in Australia, he
earned the undying hatred of the
workers by installing a speed-up
system which forced them to do twice
the work they had done before. When
they struck in protest, after a sweep
ing wage-cut, he imported boat-loads
of Italian laborers to break the strike.
By swindling small investors in his
wild-cat and fraudulent stock-selling
schemes, Hoover enriched himself and
(Continued on Page 3)
Vice-President Curtis arrived in
Omaha Thursday afternoon, Oct. 6,
escorted by Jackson B. Chase Repub
lican County Chairman, and Mayor
Metcalf, with a caravan of cars fill
ed with Republican Officials. He
addressed about 1500 persons at the
Brandeis Theatre Thursday night, on
“Hard Times”. He said depression
was over an things would continue to
get better and prosperity restored.
The worst has come and gone.
Among the prominent Omahans
who motored to Des Moines to hear
President Herbert Hoover speak at
the Coliseum, Monday evening, Oct.
',3rd, were: Mrs. J. W. Scott, Mrs.
Viola Turner, Dr. John Andrew Sing
leton, Mr. H. W. Williams, Rev, Klt
cen and Mr, H. L. Anderson, Chair
man of the Northside Republican
The Women’s Political Forum North
Side Branch, will meet Tuesday even
ing 8 p. m. at the YWCA. For all
Women interested in knowing Party
Platform. Watch for further news
next week.
be given at the BEAUTIFUL DREAM
LAND HALL, Oct. 24th, 1932. The
following tables were reserved before
the tickets were printed. Mr. Her
man Friedlander, owner of Herman’s
Grocery Store, reserved a table of
eight seats at $1 each.
Mid-City merchants reserved a
table of eight seats at $1 each.
Western Union Telegraph Co., re
served a table for 20 at $1 each.
Nebraska Power Co., makes reser
vation with no limit on number. And
as we go to press, the telephone is
still ringing. Our capacity is limited,
so if you wish to hear the Great Mus
ical artist, the inimitable Jean Cal
loway, put on her high class enter
tainment, it behooves you to get busy
and phone in your reservations to
Webster 1750.
Congressman for This District Has
Been Leader of Economy Bloc
Against Government Expenditures
Congressman Baldrige’s strong fight
against Government expenditures and
his successful efforts in preventing
raids on the Treasury of the nation
were explained Saturday night by
persons familiar with his record in
Congress at a meeting of the Baldrige
'for Congress club held in the Rome
A. V. Shotwell read from the Con
gressional Record giving the dates and
pages and reading portions at various
speeches that Baldrige made on the
floor of Congress, while working to
reduce Government operation costs.
“The greatest need today in nation
al affairs is economy in Government,”
Shotwell said. “Congressman Bald
! rige, from the very first has stood out
as a champion of the fight against ex
travagance. His,first speech in Con
gress was a protest against large ap
propriations and called for an econ
omy group of strong courageous men,
who would take a definite stand
against any and all excessive expen
Shotwell also explained how Con
gressman Baldrige time and again
demanded that certain Government
activities be postponed for at least
four years, until the country was back
to normal. Parts of Baldrige’s var
ious speeches were given showing how
time and again he objected and fought
against raids on the Treasury.
Marie Fellows, who shot and killed
her common-in law husband, Ballard
Hawkins, Thursday, Sept. 29, 1932 at
their home 2513 M St., Given a pre
liminary hearing in Police Court,
Monday morning, Oct. 3, before the
Hon. Judge Wheeler. After the testi
mony of 7 witnesses as to how Bal
lard Hawkins was shot, Miss Fellow’s
attorney asked for the case to be car
ried over for more evidence. The
case was set for Thursday A. M. Oct.
6th Mrs. Ethel Booker was the first
witness cialled, testifying that she
was at the home of Oscar Muffett at
2513 M St., where Marie Fellows and
Ballard Hawkins lived on Thursday
evening Sept. 29. She stated that
Ballard Hawkins came home about
5:15 and Marie Fellows came in short
ly afterwards and asked Hawkins for
i money to buy groceries for supper,
which he did Mrs. Booker then stat
ed that she and Miss Fellows went
to the store and purchased the groc
eries, returned and Miss Fellows pre
pared supper and called Hawkins to
eat, at which time a telephone call
came for Mrs. Booker next door.
Miss Fellows followed Mrs. Booker to
answer the call When they return
ed Marie Fellows sat down to eat,
and an argument took place (but the
nature of the argument was not ex
plained), and Mrs. Booker says she
saw Ballard Hawkins attempting to
strike Marie Fellows.- She then went
upstairs to their room. Also Marie
Fellows and Ballard Hawkins came
up, another argument followed. Just
as Hawkins made an attempt or
j plunge at Marie Fellows, she saw
Marie open a dresser drawer at that
■ time. Then Ethel Booker left the
(Continued on Page 2)
by Franklin Frazier
' (Fisk University Press, Nashville,
* . M
As the name indicates this volume
is a treatise on the Free Negroes prior
I to the Civil War and very thoroughly
describes, by name and reference, the
more important free Negro families
from their earliest American antece
dents and tracing their descendants
i down to the present generation.
* * *
The subject is exhaustively supple
mented by maps and charts and a
very generous and complete biblio
graph reference. The author discus
ses his subject by districts, gener
ations and decades.
* * *
Unlike a great many volumes on
sociological and racial statistics “The
Free Negro Family” is replete with
many human-interest sketches on the
lives, struggles, failures and accom
plishments of many racial characters
and thus humanizes an otherwise dry
statistical study.
• • •
uite a few of Ifce individual char
acters are yet living and well-known
to Negro readers and interesting in
deed is the knowledge gained from
reading th history of their ancestors
and the obstacles they overcame in
establishing themselves as successful
free Negroes.
• • *
Incidentally, “The Free Negro
Family” is the first and only book I
have yet received wrapped wholly in
—Clifford C. Mitchell.
Honorable Bryce Crawford, County
Judge entered an order September
28th, awarding Dr. G. B. Lennox,
i $3,044.77 in the estate of Myrtle
Crutchfield, deceased. The claim cov
ered medical services renderd the de
ceased over a period of two years.
Attorney Ray Lawrence Williams,
and Cornelius Connlly, represented Dr.
G. B. Lennox, and Attorney Dan Gross
and Bernie Boyle, City Attorney rep
resented the Myrtle Crutchfield es
LUVIM^C. Benefit Dance, Dreamland Hall, October 24th
Jean Calloway and Her Famous Recording
;*L-jl£$$L*_+s«" •£‘ —^———— « ■— — — ...