The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, October 22, 1932, Image 1

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Jean Calloway at Dreamland Mon., Oct. 24
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VOL- VI- _Omaha, Nebraska, Saturday, October 22, 1932_ Number Thirtv-Five.
C. C. Galloway “Framed”
Says Tom Crawford
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• • *
In my release that appeared last
week concerning the advisability of
waging a campaign to place a Negro
paper in every home in America, I
mentioned, indirectly, the benefits
that I had personally secured by
sending, with my compliments, Negro
publications to influential members
of th* white race who. otherwise,
were not in the habit of following our
press each week.
• • •
I wrote and mailed Ae re
k-ase referred to 1 have receded a
letter from one of the many persons
whom I had in mind, on paragraph of
which 1 shall quote:
~***A man who has been confined
in prison for the number of years you
have and who takes advantage of the
Situation in the spirit you have ac
cepted your confinement, and in that
time keeps clean and devotes th«
time to regaining one’s own self-res.
peel and the respect of others, des
erves recognition from those outside
and only a kinder feeling.***”
• • •
Many years ago the man whom I
have quoted was the business manag
er of a department that employed
thousands of men, of whom I was
one. Unfortunately, I did not make
the best of my opportunities and I
rapidly slid down hill. Eventually, I
peas at the bottom of the social scale,
in prison, and the man, Frank D.
Fitzgerald, became secretary of state
in Michigan, the office he now holds
and for which he is seeking re-elect
ion (November 8th) on the republic
an ticket.
• • •
I felt too ashamed to contact those
who personally knew my many weak,
nesses but when I attempted my
“come-back” through the Negro press
I did want my former acquaintances
to follow me and to realize that I was
sincere and conscientious in my ef
forts. Therefore, I had Negro publi
cations. to which I contributed, sent
to these influential persons, at my own
expense, with the result that the
very persona who had the most rea.
son to despise me are among my
greatest boosters and the good-will
value of this contact is priceless.
• • •
The circumstances in this particu
lar case of Mr. Fitzgerald are cited
purely as a clincher to my argument
°f last week, coming as it does with
in just s few days after the release
was written, and convincingly proving
the persona] benefits that I have
gamed merely by having our papers
read by responsible members of the
other race.
• • •
This should leave no doubt then of
the unlimited gain that can be achiev
ed by the entire race if the right sort
of campaign is waged to place a Ne
gro paper in every home in America.
And if I were free to accept it, I
would want no better job, on a com
mission basis, than the one of con
tacting and interesting white readers
in our own race publications. The op
portunity is there for others, how
over, and should be wisely acted upon.
• • •
Again, I repeat; “A Negro Paper
in Every Home in America.”
i W V w
Judge Ben Baker and Tom Crawford
under the instruction of my political
enemies may have started the act of
framing me, pitiful to say but true, a
number of my own people were the
largest actors on the scenes of perse
cuting me, for the stand I have taken
in Omaha sinc£~the Court House Riot.
Purposely this warrant was instructed
to be procured,Saturday morning at
\) o’clock, but no attempt was made by
the officers for my arrest until all the
judges were off the bench, and the
City Hall and Court House closed.
Strange but true, the two Negro po.
lice officers that had the warrant,
searched every Church and every horns
Saturday, Sunday and Sunday night,
i for the sole purpose of humiliating me
by putting me in jail on a charge
these police officers knew were false.
But true to Mr. Dennison’s old saying
these police officers were picked for
persecuting people who desired to live
right in the community; and not ap
prehend criminals and they couldn’t
track an elephant in 2 feet of snow.
Without hiding or dodging, I was in
Omaha from Saturday until Monday
day morning at 10 o’clock and saw the
officers several times in their search
for me. Many of my friends said to
me “Galloway the truth will never be
known, and you will always be con
demned.” God moves in a mysterious,
way His wonders to perform. On
Monday morning following the issue
of the warrant, Mr. Wead and I,
walked into the County Attorney’s
office. On entering the office, Mr.
Wead said “Galloway, I’ll go your
bond if it’s $50,000.” He then said to
County Attorney Beal, “What’s Gal
loway’s bond?” Beal said “His bond
is $2,000.” Mr. Wead said “Why don’t
you cut that bond?” You know Gal
loway won’t run away.” Mr. Beal re
(Continued on jage Six)
Shake.up On The Staff of the Kansas
City Call Causes the Dismissal of
LaCour; With Newspaper 10 Years.
Joe LaCour, Omaha boy left Omaha
ten years and helped put the Kansas
City Call on the map. The business
circles of Kansas City and Omaha
were shocked to hear of LaCour’s
break with the Call last week. At the
time of his dismissal he was vice
president and advertising manager.
It is reported that Earl W. Wilkens
of the News Department will take his
place. The exact cause of LaCour’s
dismissal is not yet known.
Mrs. Edna Smith, 2424 North 27th
avenue, was in a car accident at 26th
and Seward Sts., Saturday. Mrs.
Smith and a friend of the same ad
dress were riding in a car driven by
Policeman Rose. The driver of the
other car, a Mr. Stewart, was arrest
ed and booked for careless driving.
The president of the Unemployed
Married Men’s Council Local B, Mr.
| C. C. Galloway received a long dis
tance call from Elkhorn, Nebraska,
for a Good Comhusker, German pre
ferred. However, Mr. Matscuk will
consider any other nationality, if they
are an A No. 1 good cornhusker.
Mrs. Minnie Dixon and daughter,
Miss Christine Dixon, 2829 Ohio St.,
has returned from a trip to Chicago,
where they attended the funeral of
their uncle the late Charles B. Travis
who was struck by an automobile
and died later. Mr. Travis was a pol
itical leader in Chicago. Mrs. Alice
Robbins also a neice of Mr. Travis,
made the trip.
In the recent Poster Contest spon
sored by the Omaha Community
Chest, D. Eugene Murray won hon
orable mei -ion. Mr. Murray is a
coming young artist. Hel ilso won
third prize in the letter conest spon
sored by the OMAHA GUIDE.
Bishop John A. Gregg Features Earthquake
At Kans.-Nebr. Conference in Wichita. Kansas
Omaha Guide Starts
Route Delivery
Nov. 5th !
10 Newsboys Employed
Are you a subscriber to the Omaha
Guide? If not you may become by
subscribing to our 5c week plan, de
livered to your door every Saturday
morning. This change is being made
in order to give more employment to
our own group, increase circulation,
prompt delivery and to give many a
chance, who are desirous, to read the
paper, subscribe under the present
plan. We have now four young wo
men in the district to take your sub
scription on 5c week basis. Miss
Cuma Watson, Alice Jones, Inez Bat
tles and Vera Chandler. These
young women are all High School
and College graduates who have been
unable to find employment. The Om
aha Guide hopes to enlarge the cir
culation department so these young
women and others may be given stea
dy and dignified employment. Begin
ning Nov. 5, we have employed 10
newsboys who will deliver your paper
every Saturday morning. These boys
will be given a district and you will
have the same boy each week. Your
newsboy wlil be glad to take your
news item for the paper. We want
all the news of the community. We
want to put the Omaha Guide in the
home of every Negro in Omaha. We
want to make jobs for our boys and
girls. You can help by giving your
subscription on the 5c week plan to
these young lauies as they call to youi
Ladies Auxiliary of U. M. M. C.
Gives Halloween Party
One of the most brilliant parties of
the fall season will be given Hallo
ween night, Oct. 31, at 2213 Lake St,
headquarters of the Unemployed Mar
ried Men’s Qouncil by the Ladies
Auxiliary of which Mrs. Evelyn Handy
is Chairman. Great preparations are
being made for your entertainment
all for 10c. This party is given under
the auspices of the Ladies Sewing de
partment. The best Halloween “Eats”
will be cooked and served from their
own kitchen. Come out and help the
Unemployed Married Men’s Council,
Local B. take care of their needy this
winter and have a “Spooky” time.
L. J. Coleman was held in jail 4 days
on an investigation charge. Coleman
was found not guilty.
by ft. A. Adams
Wichita, Kansas, (LSB)—“A migh
ty shaking; almost an earthquake”
would not be too strong an expression
to use in describing the culmination
of the work of the Kansas-Nebraska
Annual Conference of the African
Methodist Episcopal Church, which
conference just closed its 57th ses
sion, at Wichita, Kansas.
Reading the result of the assign
ment of ministers, a superstitious
person might see indications of jug
gling; one might be inclined to think
there had been a process of tossing
pennies and saying “heads or tails;”
another might see in the results some
thing like “grab bag” operation. But
the whole thing is a part of a well de
signed plan on the part of Bishop
John A. Gregg to follow the line of
ministerial itineracy one of the most
helpful processes of Methodism.
In this shakeup, Carl F. Flipper,
for five years pastor First Church,
(Continued on page Five)
Mr. H. L. Anderson, Chairman of
the Northside Republican Headquar
ters, states that the National Speak
ers Bureau of Chicago, is sending to
Omaha, four nationally known orators
who will speak at Dreamland Hall,
on the following dates: Sat. Oct 22nd;
Mrs. Blanche Beatty, Chicago; Wed.
Oct. 26th, Dr. L. K. Williams, Pres
ident National Baptist Convention,
Chicago; Sat. Nov. 5th, Miss Nannie
Burroughs, Pres. National Training
School for Girls, Washington, D. C.;
Mon. Nov. 7: Perry Howard, Wash
ington, D. C.
“ Where We Stand
.... .....;
Acting as an official organ in the community, The
OMAHA GUIDE newspaper stands politically INDE
PENDENT. It is the purpose of this paper to publish
the news for the community interest, showing no favorit
ism, regardless of party affiliations. We will not per
mit any political organization to dictate methods to use,
when we publish facts presented to us from an author
itive source. It has been the policy of this paper since
the history of its beginning, to furnish the voting group
of this community the absolute facts concerning the men
who they select to make their laws, and run their govern
ment. This paper tends to show every citizen of this
community, the Heart of the Man to whom he shall cast
his vote, and not the party, whether he be Republican,
Democrat, Socialist or Communist. The OMAHA GUIDE
is anxiously waiting to support a program that will bring
about an economic readjustment, restore the confi
dence once instilled into hearts of the American people j
and when the Nominee, whoever he may be and whatever
party he represents, answers the questionnaire submitted
by the National Association for the Advancement of Col
ored People, Watch the OMAHA GUIDE.
Richmond, Va., (CNS) According to
the condensed statement of the fin
ancial condition of the Consolidated
Bank and Trust Company of this city
one of the several Negro financial in
stitutions in the State, the institution
has made a remarkable showing in
spite of the “depression.” The state
ment was released as of close of busi
ness on September 30, 1932, and at
that time the institution had cash on
hand and due from other banks am
ounting to more than $42,000. The
total deposits figured at that time a
bove the $500,000 mark. The state
ment also showed that there was on
reserve for taxes, accrued interest on
deposits, and contingencies more than
$5,000. The total resources of the
institution are over $700,000.
Mr. Emmett C. Burke, cashier of
the Consolidated Institution, has been
managing the affairs of the bank
ever since the three banks, the Second
Street Savings Bank, St Luke’s Sav
ings and th Farmers’ and Merchants
Bank, consolidated several years ago.
Dorcas Jones Gets Week At
Local Theatre
Miss Dorcas Jones, local radio art
ist who recently won first place in
the RKO. Voice Contest, will have a
week’s engagement with W. 0. W. at
a local theatre, salary $50 for thi
Additional Reservations for Jean
Calloway U. M. M. C. Local B Benefit
Cabaret Ball.
Tuchman Brothers, 2; R. C. Gaskin,
4; Mrs. McCord, 4; Hornstein Grocery,
2; Mrs. E. Washington, Emmett Gard
ner, Edward J. Smith 4, and many
others which we have not received a
report on as the paper goes to press.
Herman Friedlander and family will
have as their guests, Congressman
Malcolm Baldrige and family. Ruth
Lewis will have as her guest W. L.
Doty of the W. L. Doty Transfer
Additional Reservations for Cabaret
Tuchman Bros. Groc. 2, R. C. Gas
kin 4, Mrs. McCord 4, Hornstein Groc.
2, Mrs. E. Washington, Emmett Gar
dner. Herman Friedlander and fam
ily will have Congressman Baldrige
and family as their guests.
Te the Colored
People of Omaha
(by John Benjamin Horton)
We call attention to the fact that
Judge W. G. Hastings, having shown
impartiality in his dealings with cas
es affecting the colored people, as
well as all people, is now up for re
election and we all should give our
undivided support to him. I call at
tention to his record herewith from
WTio’s Who in America:
Graduate of University of Chicago,
LL.D. Admtied to bar, served in Ne
braska Senate, prosecuting attorney
in Saline County, Nebraska, District
Judge 7th Judicial District, Supreme
Court Commissioner, Dean of Uni
versity of Nebraska Law School (Re
signed in 1920); Acting Chancellor of
University of Nebraska in 1918;
Judge 4th Judicial District, Omaha,
re-elected in 1924; Member from Ne
braska on Uniform State Laws;
member American Bar Association,
Nebraska State Bar Association. Au
thor of the Development of Law as
Illustrated by the Decisions upon Po
lice Power; was awarded American
Philosophical Society prize of $2,000.
for a prize essay; translator from the
Russian of Korkunov’s General The
ory of Law; resides at 1116 North
41st St., Omaha.
Judging from Judge Hastings’ most
wonderful record of achievement in
these various lines of civic and legal
accomplishments he should be given
your whole-hearted support. LET’S
Washington—(CNS)—The Scotts
boro case which was up for oral ar
gument in the United States Supreme
Court Monday October 10th attracted
wide attention, and the police pre
pared for a possible Communist dem
onstration, which however, did not
The case involves a plan of seven
colored boys convicted of assaulting
two white girls near Scottsboro, Ala.,
for the court to set aside their death
Long before the doors of the Court
room were opened a number of per
sons assembled for admission, most of
them colored. Included in the crowd
was Mrs. Mary Mooney, mother of the
California labor leader, now in jail
there in connection with the San Fran
(continued on p. 2)
Omahans are shocked to hear of the
sudden death of Mr. L. L. Gaines,
272(j Blondo St., well known and
highly respected orchestra man was
killed Thursday rfight near Chariton.
Ia.. in an automobile acident. Ac- .
cording to a witness of the accident a.
bakery truck started to pass another
car on the road and swerved in front
j of Mr. Gaines car with the other mem- /'
! bers of the orchestra. Both cars were
wrecked. Two of the other men
were hurt. Mr. Gaines died an hour
later in a Chariton hospital. The
other members of the orchestra were
slightly bruised. Mr. Gaines is lead
er of the Nite Owl Orchestra, and has
been prominently identified in the
music world for years, having been
a member of the famous Desdunes
The three young ladies appointed
by Election Commissioner W. D. Mc
Hugh, Jr., to work in the Election
Commissioners Office, are proving
100 per cent. As each one is working
in a different branch, a daily, com
plete checkup, can be made of their
work, and each one is performing her
duties efficiently. So says the Hon
W. D. McHugh, Jr., Election Commis
sioner, while on a tour of Inspection
of the Registration place, located for
two days in the offices of the OMAHA
GUIDE, and under the management
of Mrs. McKnight, who also compli
mented the personnel of the OMAHA
GUIDE on their modern up-to-date
Nearly 500 rigestrations were rec
orded at the Omaha Guide office,
Oct. 13th and 14th.
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“Greatest Negro Political Revolt”
Predicted by N. A. A. C. P.
Anderson, Ind., Oct. 17.—“The greatest political re
volt among Negroes that has ever been known in a na
tional election” was predicted for November by Walter
White, Secretary of the National Association for the Ad
vancement of Colored People who Sunday afternoon ad
dressed the Association’s Indiana State Conference here
Making it clear that the “intelligent Negro voter
has but little hope in the Democratic party,” Mr. White
assailed the Hoover Administration’s indifference and
hostility to Negroes in America as evidenced by the nomi
nation of Parker to the U. S. Supreme Court; the jim
crowing of Negro Gold Star mothers on the pilgrimage to
European battlefields; the catering to lily-white elements
in the South; the peonage and slavery conditions prevail
ing under government contracts on the Mississippi Flood
control project and the apparent determination of the
War Department to “whitewash” the charges made; and
the “apparent unwillingness” of the government to pre
vent color discrimination on federal relief projects
. “The Negro as a minority group,” said Mr. White,
feels that his only hope under the present form of gov
ernment is in the prevention of a monopoly upon elections
by any one party—Republican, Democratic or any other.
(Continued on page Five)
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