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Hit HIT A. KANSAS
The km> Nebraska Annual Con.
(Continued from Page 1)
Kansas City, Kansas was sent to St.
John’s Church, Topeka. Kansas, and
Rev. Flipper's successor is W. D. Wil
kins. former presiding elder of the
Parsons District- J. C. Hicks who
had served St. John’s for three years,
was assigned to Payne Chapel, Col
orado Springs. I. 8. Wilson was
moved from St John’s Church at
Omaha and transferred to the South
west Missouri Conference, and is
headed for-where? Other chang
es are. A L. Brown from Lawrence.
Kansas to Bethel, Omaha; 0. H-,Bur
bridge. from Parsons. Kansas to Lin
coln. Nebraska; T J. Burnell from
Lincoln to Parsons; J. C Bell from
Omaha to Brown’s Chapel. Topeka.
Perhaps the most sensational shake
up was the shifting of presiding eld
er*. a thing least expected In read
lasting the work in harmony with the
merger of the Kansas Conference
and the Nebraska Conference, the
presiding elders prepared the plan,
There were contentions, and often
were heard. "My district ought to
have this," and “That is not fair to
my district-" The bishop warned.
“Better not contend so strongly for
no one may have the same district,
when the conference is over:" but no
one took it seriously and all were sur
prised when his intimation became a
reality. In this shift, H. W. King,
went from the Topeka District to the
Wichita District; R S Everett, who
had served the Wichita District seven
yean, became presiding elder of the
Topeka District. W. B Brooks, a
veteran of nearly sixty years service,
was made presiding elder of the
Omaha District, and R. A. Adams,
was changed from the Omaha District
and assigned to the Kansas City Dis
trict. nearly all of the churches of
which are in Kansas City, Kansas.
Financial reports dropped and the
Dollar Money collection was nearly
12.000.00 short while the educational
funds were about 50'”' short. St.
Paul. Wichita, and Trinity. Kansas
Cit;. Kjr.-u, were the only two “big
churches” that made reports equal
to those of last year; and some of the
others of their class had 50'Sr defic
its. Leaders in the dollar money col
f—* * ’ *'•.1 1 1 1 ‘ ?
j W. G.
Ha- -erved since 1923 as
District Judge here. Received
475 v te- out of 501 at Lawyers
referendum for preferred can
Hope the people will, at this
election, again approve his
* • POLITICAL ADV.)
i CHRIS A.TRACY
t Republican Candidate for
REGISTER OF DEEDS
Backed by many years
of judicial experience.
Judz* > harles EL Fos
ter is one of the most
capable judees m the
District Court. Your
*ote will he appreciat
ed by Judze Foster.
I POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT)
Everybody's goiag Where? To the
Calloway Cabaret Benefit Dance for
the l' nr in ployed Married Mens Coun
lection were: St. John’s Omaha, I. S.
Wilson, $435.00; First AME Church.
Kansas City, C. F. Flipper, $400.00;
Trinity, Kansas City, T. W. Kidd,
$2*1.00; St. John, Topeka. J. C. Hicks
$210.00; Parsons, O. H. Burbridge,
$152.00; and there were others which
received special commendation.
Bishop J. A. Hamlett, of the CME.
Church and Bishop W. D. Johnson of
the 14th District, AME. Church were
associated with Bishop Gregg in the
work of the conference. Bishop John
son delivered the ordination sermon,
Sunday morning and Bishop Hamlett
shared in the same service. The Sun
day evening sermon was delivered by
Dr. J. A. Clayborne, editor of the
Southern Christian Recorder, pub
lished at Little Rock, Arkansas.
The entertaining pastor w-as Dr. J.
R. Ransom, who is serving his second
pastorate at this charge, and whose
report was one of the two big church
reports that did not show a deficit.
This veteran of forty-five years ser
vice in the ministry was given a
great ovation when he made his re
port, and when the bishop assigned
him to this charge for another year.
Among visitors present were Bish
op W. D. Johnson, 14th District,
AME Church; Bishop J. A. Hamlett,'
CME Church; Mrs. W. D. Johnson,
wife of Bishop Johnson; Prof. W. D.
Johnson, president of Campbell Col
lege. Jackson. Mississippi, and Mr.
Alvin Johnson, sons of th bishop; Dr.
T H. Simms, editor of Negro Star
and leading Baptist clergyman; Mrs.
H. T. Sims, associate editor Negro
Star; Mrs. Celia Gregg, wife of Bish
op John A. Gregg; Dr. John H. Clay
bome, editor Southern Christian Re
In his annual address and otner
jtterances. Bishop Gregg expressed
nimself forcefully in regard to var.
ous issues. He emphatically declar
'd, "The A ME. Church stands for
aw enforcement and against repeal
if the 18th Amendment.” The Bish
op insisted that he cannot see “the
consistency in changing the national
kiministration, turning out men who
lave had large experience is manage.
nent of large financial interests to
. .t in those who,* however honest,
nust experiment while the depression
langs on and prosperity is delayed.”
Bishop Gregg gave to the ministers
s me sound advice in regard to the
• nduct of the affairs of the church.;
in his address is found this caution: J
‘My advice to ministers is that we do j
not add to the burdens of the people j
dv foolish building programs or un
necessary expansions; rather let us;
make it a debt-lifting and a mortgage j
P ying era. and relieve the people of
these heavy burdens.” Another con
. gorous, upstanding, fearless minis
tention was, “These times call for a
claim the gospel, by both precept and
example, that the people will see, at
one that their future good lies alone
in the church.”
Bishop J. A. Hamlett took the
try that so convincingly will pro
ground that the Negro church must
supply leadership for the race. One
of the terse statements was, “The
Negro Church must save the Negro
people from their own sins and the
sins committed against them by oth
ers; it must furnish interpretation of
the Christ-way of life; it must supply
leadership for the Negro peoples, for
no others are as well qualified for
this task; and it must supply the ex
ample of the Negro’s capacity for
self-government and self-expression. ’
Though serving the church in Tex
as Bishop W. D. Johnson expressed
the fear that the Democrats might
get control of the government and
Mr Gamer, a radical southerner,
make his way into the “White House”
which would be dangerous for the
Negroes of the country. He urged
support of the Republican party.
The most sensational appointment
of the whole conference was the as
signment of Bishop W. T. Vernon, to
the church at North Topeka. It -
well known that the last General Con
ference relieved Bishop \ ernon of
of episcopal supervision for four years
and his explanation of this acceptance
of a charge is, “1 am a minister of
the gospel of Jesus Christ; 1 cannot
afford to be idle four years; I must
preach the gospel; so I applied to
Bishop Gregg for work in order that
I might continue to preach and render
service." And no doubt, this stand
laken will win to Bishop \ ernon the
commendation of all right-thinking
Lb?t of Appointments
Topeka District—R. S. Everett, pre
siding elder. Pastors: C. F. Flipper,
St. John. Topeka; J. C. Bell, Browr.
Chapel, Topeka; M. C. Knight, St.
Luke, Lawrence; H. McTassel, Ot
tawa; E. W. Smith, Ossawatomie; J.
VV Williams. Paola; Dawson Self.
Pleasanton; P. E Womack, Pittsburg.
G. W. Cross, Ft. Scott; T. J. Burwell;
Parsons; H. M. Davis, Coffeeville; M.
H. Vanhoose. Baxter Springs; Robt.
McMurray, Weir City; C. T. Whit
comb Girard. Evangelists; Dora Por
ter. Nettie Johnson, Nellie Morgan,
Marie Galloway, C. H. Washington.
E. N. Wilson.
Wichita District—H. W. King, pre
siding elder. Pastors: J. R. Ran
^ : St. Paul. Wichita; A. J. Sanders
Hutchinson; W . W . Arnett, Arkansas
City; C. V. Page. Emporia; E. J.
Earman. Independence; J C. Carter.
Iola: W. C. Davies. Chanute; E. J.
Malone. Great Bend; T. J. Sanford,
Pratt; G. E. Holler, Garden City; T.
Price, Dodge City; C. A. Jackson,
Wellington; J. W. Thomas. Newton;
Abner Davis, Grant Chapel. Wichita;
W'm. Camper, Salina and Abilene; M.
L. Hawkins. Sterling; T. E. Walker.
Windfield and Ellsworth. Evangel
ists: Leona Bowen, Polly Bland, E
■ Omaha District—W. B. Brooks, pre
siding elder. Pastors: St. John, 0
maha, to be supplied; A. L. Brown,
Bethel, Omaha; Wm. Enyard, Allen
Chapel, Omaha; Alfred Newton, Fre
mont; I. B. Smith, Grand Island; Jes
se Glover, Beatrice; D. M. Cole, Hia
watha; W. H. H. Jones, Horton; R.
L Allen, Highland and White Cloud;
A. Rayford, Troy; J. N. Goddard, At
chison; O. H. Burbridge, Lincoln; H.
H. Dent, Junction City; Perry Van
landingham. Manhattan; Bishop W.
T. Vernon, St. Mark, North Topeka;
W. H. Christopher, St James, North
Lawrence. Evangelists: Anna Bur
ton, Marie Rayford, Rosetta Gillispie.
Kansas City District—R. A. Adams,
presidin'? elder. Pastors: W. D. Wil
kins, First Church, Kansas City, Kan
sas; T. W. Kidd, Trinity, Kansas Citv.
Kansas; Leroy Hayes. Argentina: B
E. Jones, Grant Chapel; J W. Gr®en.
St. Luke; A. R. Richmond. Mt. Zion
and St. Peter; N. B. Robinson, Rose
dale and Terrel; M. M. Mathews.
Ward Mission. Wayside Mission to
be supplied; Quindaro. to be supplied;
C. A. Long, Leavenworth. J. W John
son, Olatha; L. J. Phillips, Bonner
Oskaloosa to be supplied Evange
lists : C. A. Tally, Noble Lee, E. H.
Adams, Inez Cummings. Rilla Woods.
Call Ward, L. K. Harris, Gertrude
Transfers; G. E. Horsey to Missouri
Conference; J. A. Broadnax to Califor
nia Conference; I. S. Blake, Puget
Sound Conference: J. C. Hicks, Colo
rado Conference; I. S. Wilson. South
west Missouri Conference.
The next session of the Conference
is scheduled for St. John’s Church,
Everybody’s going Where? To the
Calloway Cabaret Benefit Dance for
fhe Unemployed Married Men's Coun
FOR REGISTER OF DEEDS
Thomas J. O'Connor
Considerable interest has been
aroused the past few weeks in the
race for the office of Register of
Deeds. Thomas J. O’Connor, the
Democratic candidate for the office
has been assured considerable support
by our people because of his fairness
to all nationalities and creeds. He
has an excellent record and deserves
to be elected.
Mr. O’Connor was bom the 27th
of April, 1885, was educated at the
Creighton University, he was Clerk
of Police Court from 1912 to 1916.
City Clerk from 1916 to 1918 and in
the Automobile Tire business from
1918 to 1930. Deputy City Comp
troller from 1930 to the present time,
and we know that we will have rep
resentation in the Register of Deeds
office if Thomas J. O’Connor is elect
C. Homer Burdette
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DYSART UNDERSTANDS PEOPLE
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JOHN T. DYSART
John T. Dysart, candidate for Dis
trict Judge, has had a varied exper
ience that peculiarly fits him for that
Mr. Dysart was raised on a farm of
640 acres, on which was conducted a
dairy, and later made his way through
school by sowing wheat in the fall,
and harvesting and resowing it dur-1
ing the next vacation.
Mr. Dysart was graduated from
the University of Nebraska Law
School, and that same fall was nomi
nated and elected County Judge of his
His youtht and the responsibility of
the office attracted much atten
tion. He was re-elected for the
second term, and later elected for
a second term, and elected County
Attorney, and during this time lived
in a town of about one thousand in
Mr. Dysart moved to Omaha in
1909, and has been in the general
practice of law there ever since.
He was honored by being elected
President of the Omaha Bar Associa
tion in 1922.
Mr. Dysart’s experience on the farm
i in town, and city, gives him an equal
understanding of the problems of the
: people of this district, which in con
nection with his even and judicial tem
! r,Qrament insures that the people of
all occupations, and their rights will
be given the same careful, courteous,
and conscientious consideration.
Mr. Dysart has received the en
dorsement of the Bar of Douglas,
Washinrton. and Burt Counties as
one to be elected District Judge, and
we believe merits your vote.
m SUGAR ’N SPICE —
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And lollipcps at recess!
This is the platform of every little j
Boy and girl trudging c3 to ins tunes j
•Rs" these school days And mothers j
are realizing more and more the im- j
porta nee of that mid-day meai to the
growing child It must have health- I
ful. oody-Building qualities, and it
must have the imag.native charm of j
the gmger-Bread house One of the
most important foods for the enh-.i |
diet, and one of the most piquant
Savors to delight the youthful pals ir
is cheese Philadelphia Cream cheese )
•mocth. rich delectable as any sugar
plum, and the all-sulk cheese looc
did’stfb’e as milk itself with its mua
golden Sav-rr can he mart* the has**
for manv a schoci-cuy luneneoo of
unique nuvnlioo value, and iciigu'
Some simple suggestions follow.
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YOUNGSTER'S SPECIAL SANDWICH
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1 tablesp. grated raw carrot
pinearple Salt, cayenne
Pineapple juice Graham bread
Mix cream cheese an •! grated pineappla.
usirz en* agh piceap e ;uice to make %
sr • :b pi'te Aij if ~ted raw >-*rrot,
*£.'t tota-te and a drwsh ' cayenne ^'v-esd
generously on slices of eraram bre<= i.
Pitted dates Philadelphia Cream
Stot? pitted dates wnn Pti ade pfei*
Cream rhre*e. ar t w a *hree <■* 'hem la
waxed pHi«rr iW cc.Ma mnco.
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HE HAS KEPT THE FAITH
CHARLES W. BRYAN
Governor of Nebraska
STATE TAXES HAVE BEEN REDUCED
State taxes levied in 1929-30, under
1929 $ 7,879,328.60
1930 $ 7,461,203.57
State taxes levied in 1931-32, under
1931 ‘ $ 6,393,935.93
1932 $ 5,974,772.32
Reduction in 1931-32 $ 2,971,823.92
1. Favors repeal of the intangible tax law which gives
to the man with his money invested in securities, a
75<7c advantage over the man whose money is invested in
a farm or a home.
2. Favors the enactment of a law to reduce the interest
rate on delinquent taxes from 12% to 8%.
3. Favors repeal of the deficiency judgement law, which
permits the mortgage holder, after foreclosing his
mortgage to take a deficiency judgement against
the land or lot owner if the land or lot does not sell
for enough to satisfy the mortgage. The land ought
to be the sole security for the mortgage.
4. Favors a State income tax for the purpose of equal
izing taxes between the farmers and the holders of
intangible property now untaxed. All money col
lected from an income tax to be used to reduce taxes
on farms and houses and not as an additional tax.
5. Favors farmers organizing and cooperating to pro
mote orderly marketing and holds that the State
can afford to encourage these movements by fin
6. Reduced State taxes 1931-32; $2,971,823.92 or approx
7. Brought about a reduction in the valuation of farm
and home property for taxation purposes.
8. Favors legislation to further reduce and equalize tax
es so as to give the farmers a ‘break’.
HELP GOVERNOR BRYAN HELP YOU BY
REDUCING STATE TAXES STILL FURTHER.
“GREATEST NEGRO POLITICAL REVOLT”
Predicted by N. A. A. C. P. Secretary
Walter White Addresses Indiana State X. A. A. C. P. and
Assails Senator Watson.
(Continued from Page 1)
Where the margin is close the Negro as a minority group
can use his ballot most effectively and this the Negro is
Mr. White severely scored Senator James E. Wat
son of Indiana for his vote in the Senate in favor of con
firming the Parker nomination.
“For the past two years,” said Mr. White, “apolo
gists for Senator Watson have busily been telling Negroes
that he did not want to vote for Parker and did so only by
reason of the pressure upon him as majority leader in the
Senate exerted by the White House. Senator Watson
chose to follow the President rather than to stand up for
his Negro constituents. The best case his friends can
make out for him is that he was weak in submitting to
political pressure. He must now take the political con
“The Negro in Indiana, as elsewhere throughout
the United States, is now for the first time in a position
where all parties are angling for his support. He realizes
that in the dark days of the present and the dark and dan
gerous days of the future, there are issues at stake which
transcend the petty interests of professional politicians
of his own or of the white race. This is no time for the
Negro to ‘forgive and forget’ such betrayal as that of
“The Negro in America today is literally fighting
for his life. He is fighting for a chance to work, to be a
full-fledged citizen with all the rights the Constitution
guarantees. He is ready to play the game of politics as
white men have taught him through long years of bitter
education to play it. He can no longer be counted upon
as the chattel of any political party and it is my prediction,
based on information which comes to the National Asso
ciation for the Advancement o fColored People from all
parts of the United States, that the era of the Negro’s new
political independence will be plainly stablished in the
coming national election.
Hold Mo. State
(By Harry Leland)
President, Nebraska Demeratic
• • •
Some time ago I was invited
by Dr. Wra. Thompkins of Kansas
City, (something unheard of before.)
A Negro State Democratic Conven
tion, to be held at Jefferson Ctty, Mo,
October lfith, 1932.
Of course I did not want to miss
thi_- opportunity of attending the first
Negro Democratic Convention ever
held in history, so on Saturday, Oct.
15th, Mrs. Leland and I left for Jef
ferson City, where we received the
most agreeable surprise of our lives.
Dr. Wm. J. Thompkins, of Kansas
City, through his untiring efforts had
called together Negro Delegates from
J6 Counties of the State of Missouri
for the purpose of holding the first
Negro Convention in my and your
The convention was called to order
at 10 o’clock in the forenoon, from
temporary organization, they went in
to a permanent organization, Dr.
Thompkins was elected permanent
Chairman for a period of Four years,
his election was by acclamation. To
Dr. Thompkins the Negroes of Miss
ouri owe a debt of gratitude that they
can never repay.
It was through his untiring efforts
that the Negroes of K. C.. Mo., have
one of the most modern and best
equipped Hospitals in the United
States, presided over by a very emmi
nent and able Negro Physician, Dr.
Miller. We had the pleasure of in
specting this hospital and found it
neat, clean and equipped with the lat
est equipment known to modern
science, this is the hospital that was
promised to the Negroes by the Re
publicans for the past 16 years, just
promised, and now a dream made pos
sible by the Democratic regime of
After the Convention had adjourned
all delegates and others attending the
convention, retired to the Park where
a splendid barbecue and program was
held, the assembly was addressed by
Congressman Regan of Arkansas, nev
er listened to a more wonderful or
masterful address in all my life.
Congressman Regan stated that even
though the Negroes had fought the
Democratic party for 68 years, the
Democratic party was more than will
ing to meet the Negroes half way. and
also said that the Democratic party
would give to the Negroes more than
empty promises, that they would see
to it that the Negro would receive ma
terial things, things that would be
of aid to the eatire group.
Dr. Thompkins responded to Con
gressman Regan, in a very able man
ner, saying in part, go back to your
People of the South-land and say to
them that the Negroes has awakened
to the faet that they cannot fight a
people and expect favors of that peo
ple, tell them that Missouri, Nebraska
and many, many other states are go
ing to cast their lot with the Demo
cratic party and should that Party be
victorious they will then ask them for
; the reward that they will have then
earned, and it will then be up to the
Democrats to deliver, which he was
sure they would do.
In my address, I said to that gath
ering of Negroes that the Negroes of
Nebraska was away out in the front
ranks fighting for Democratic victory
| in November, and that before another
j year would roll around I was sure we
i in Nebraska would hold a State Con
vention, Shall we fellow Democrats?
CONSTITUTION AND MEMBER
SHIP LAWS FOR THE UNEM
PLOYED MARRIED MEN'S
COUNCIL OF OMAHA
The name of this organization
shall be the Unemployed Married
Men's Council of Omaha.
The purpose of this organiz
ation shall be the Stimulation of
Membership in this organiza
tion will be open to any and all
unemployed residents of Omaha
providing such person is:
1. The head of the family.
2. Is responsible for the care of
3. Must a registered voter.
4. And in his belief and conduct
will pledge himself to be true to
the ideals of the United States
1. The government of this organ
ization will be in the hands of an
executive committee composed of
not less than fifteen or more than
twenty-one members and will
meet weekly. The executive com
mittee is to be elected by the Cen
2. The Central Council will he
composed of two representatives
from each local organization. It
will meet weekly.
3. Local Councils will be organiz
ed in each section of the city and
will consist of the entire member
ship in that section. Local Coun
cils will meet weekly.
G. E. Redding, President.
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