The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, November 12, 1932, Image 1

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For a number of years we have
been celebrating Armistice Day but
this year the day and date comes at
just the appropriate time to apply
the real meaning of the word Arm
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We have just gone through and
witnessed a prolonged series of bat
tles which have inflicted a great
many wounds, causing untold suf
fering and anguish between parties,
organizations, associations, acquaint
ances, friends and even among blood
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Popular vote, for the time being,
has given a decision and whether it is
a right or a wrong one it cannot be
changed until time and circumstances
again bring the parties into battle.
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There is much work to be done;
suffering to be healed; wrongs that
must be righted; creative plans to be
brought into play; laws to be enforc.
ed; many reorganizations to be ac
complished—and all of these things
will require every ounce of humna en
ergy. physical and mental, that it is
passible to muster.
ft is indeed time for an Armistice.
The losers must shake hands with
the winners and combine their sup
ports towards one ultimate goal in or
der to provide and insure a success,
prosperity, equal opportunity and a
square deal fqr each American citiz
en, rarardless of party affiliation,
religious denomination, race or color.
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And unless the American citizen is
assured and protected in these rights
which the world has been led to be_
lieve are synonymous with the prin
ciples of good American government
the day will surely come when an
* Armistice can not be so easily ar
ranged without the possible loss of a
great deal of spilt blood and wound
ed flesh.
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Indeed there are agencies already
at work in these United States of ours
whose sole purpose is to accept each
instance of injustice; each business
failure; each governmental scandal,
and each bit of propaganda that can
possibly be construed, rewritten and
presented as specific evidence why
our present form of govmment can
not continue to exist much longer.
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Such propaganda that is being
widely disseminated in this country,
particularly among Negroes, who,
perhaps, as American citizens have
the most grievances against the
many injustices perpetuated in this
country, can only be successfully off
set by a positive action on the part
of those in power in granting to each
American citizen an equal opportun
ity, without any restrictions whatso.
ever, and seeing that he gets it
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Now that the battle of words,
printed and spoken, is over and the
Armistice is here let us commence to
apply its real meaning.
Jeanette Chapman, 1912 North 27th
St, was struck by a Ford truck
Thursday evening, near 2414 North
24th St., and seriously injured. She
was taken to Covenant Hospital for
treatment. Her head was cut
breast and legs. Her condition is re
ported serious.
Dr. Wm. T. Thompkins of the Kan
sas City American, and Democratic
leader was a visitor at the Guide
office last Friday.
Harry Buford Freed of Liquor Conspiracy
Glorious Victors
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Junior League Opens Day Nursery
Re-elected Governor Of Nebraska
Community Chest
Drive Starts Nov. 14
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The Whole Spirit of Jesus’ life is
! expressed in “Giving.”
The Community Chest drive starts
j November 14th.
“WE MUST” put this campaign
i over the top. In this economic cris.
is, the unemployment situation is the
! community problem.
“WE MUST” direct our attention
j to the morale of the boys and girls
I of the community which is greatly
affected by unemployment. Food,
j and shelter must be provided for the
needy this winter. The Community
Chest plan supports 31 agencies in
Omaha and through its efficient
methods meets the demands of the
community at large. Do your bit, no
matter how small to put the Com
munity Chest over.
A speakers bureau was set up un
der the direction of R. M. Crossman
to carry the Community Chest mes
sage to nearly six hundred different
groups. Many outstanding speakers
were selected for this work among
the speakers are: Mrs. Grace Hutten,
family welfare; Father John Albert
Williams, Rector St. Philips Church;
Rachel Taylor, Executive Sec’y. of the
YWCA.; Charlotte Crawford, Social
Worker; Mr. J. Harvey Kerns, Exe_
cutive of Urban League; Rev. J. H.
Jackson, Pastor of Bethel Baptist
Church and Rae Lee Jones, Social
Editor of the Omaha Guide.
A l\ew Day
November 7, 1932.
Editor of the Omaha Guide,
2418-20 Grant St.,
Mr. C. C. Galloway:
I have been in Omaha for twenty
years and I have seen the Colored
Community progressing but the mass
meeting Sunday at the Elks’ Hall,
sponsored by the Omaha Guide’s
Working Men’s Commissioners in in.
terest of the candidates for the board
of Education opened my eyes as to
the new day in Omaha for your
It was the most constructive work
toward helping the young people to
stand for their rights, to get positions
for which they have been fighting
for years.
The Working Men’s Commissioners
and you deserve the approval and co
operation of every broad-minded cit
izen in Omaha.
Herman Friedlander.
William Anderson, 1417 North
24th St., was shot Thursday evening
j and slightly wounded by Robert
Sherman, 2420 Patrick Ave., as the
result of a quarrel.
Atlanta, Ga., (CNS) Three white
youths were arrested here last week
in connection with the bombing of the
home of a Negro man. The front
porch of the colored man’s house was
blown away by the explosion. The
three youths ranging in age from 16
to 22 were booked on charges of dis
orderly conduct and assault with in
tent to murder. They were released
pending trial on bonds of $200 each.
One of the most useful additions
added to the Unemployed Married
Men’s Council, is the Day Nursery
given by the Junior League of Omaha
of which Mrs. W. B. Millard, Jr., is
President. The Junior League Mem
bers furnished up a complete room
Friday for children of parents who
are employed and have no means of
caring for them. The Nursery will
be opened Monday morning, Novem
ber 14th.
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Congressman Edw. Burke [
Magnolia, Miss. (CNS) Two of the
three men charged with attempting
to kill Negro firemen of the Illinois
Central Railroad will go on trial here
next week. The two who wil face
trial are M. F. Varado, and Reatie
Lee. A third person, Charlie J. Mil
ler was acquitted last week. All
three were indicted jointly, but Mil
ler obtained a severance was tried
sparately. The jury deliberated for
only 50 minutes before announcing
him not guilty of attempting the life
of Pete Lewis, a fireman. Varnado
is now under sentence in Lincoln
County where he plead guilty to an
attempt to kill Ernest Clarke another
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Congresman Oscar DePriest
One of the outstanding events of
national election Tuesday, was the
re-election of Congressman Oscar De
Priest of Chicago. Mr. DePriest is
one of the few Republican congress
ional candidates to win over his dem
ocratic opponent and is one of the
most prominent politicians of the col_
ored race.
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I wish to thank my wonderful
friends in the 2nd ward for the sup_
port given me in my re-election, Nov.
8, and am happy to know I have so
many friends among the colored peo
ple of Omaha. We shall make every
effort to build a better Juvenile De
partment, wherein we may give more
efficient service to the community. I
also want to express my appreciation
to the Omaha Guide Newspaper for
the sincere co-operation in my cam
Judge Herbert Rhoades.
Philadelphia, Pa. — (CNS)—Jack
Dempsey, former heavyweight cham
pion of the world was the principal
speaker at a testimonial stag dinner
in honor of Robert J. Nelson, colored
member of the State Athletic Com
mission held here last week. Demp
sey paid tribute to Mr. Nelson in these
words, “He is a great fellow. A man,
who in his quiet, efficient way is doing
a great deal to bring back boxing to
its old status in Pennsylvania.”
The toast master was John L.
Clarke, president of the A. A. U.
Among the distinguished guests pres
ent were Richard Beamish, Secretary
of the Commonwealth; David J. Davis,
Adjutant General; Dr. A. M. North
rup, Secretary of Labor and Industry;
Warren W. Jones and Morris Grogg,
of the Governor’s office; Raymond
Pace Alexander; Magistrate Edward
W. Henry; Judge Theodore Rosen;
George Godfrey; Harry Baxter, and
Tommy Loughan.
Harry Buford and six other de
fendants who were indicted by the
government last May in the liquor
conspiracy was freed, Thursday morn
ing by Judge Woodrough. Judge
Woodrough said he had checked the
testimony carefully and believed the
evidence insufficient to connect Bu_
ford with the alleged conspiracy.
Commissioner Hopkins when asked of
Lieut. Buford’s reinstatement, repli
ed. “I don’t know what I want to do
about Buford yet.” He was suspend
ed by the city council pending dis
position of the charges against him
and must apply to the council through
the Police Commissioner for instate
ment. The defense attorney submit
ted motions for directed verdicts for
other defendants but were denied.
There are thousands of our own
group who are unemployed and have
been for months and months. Some
of these unemployed are heads of
families. They have no food, cloth
ing, and some have been evicted from
their homes. The purpose of the
Council is to try and help prevent
starvation this winter. Have you vis
ited the headquarters at 2213 Lake,
the old Webster Telephone building?
If not do so and see the thousands of
jars of fruit and vegetables canned by
our own women of the community.
These canned articles will be distrib.
uted this winter to the needy famil
ies. It is hoped to start a clinic for
the unemployed sick, a day nursery
for the care of children. Many prom
inent business men and firms are do.
nating to this cause. A new league
of young women have banded them,
selves together to sponsor activities
for charitable purposes. They are
Mrs. Robbie Turner Davis, Melba Mc
Caw, Madeline Shipman, Alice Jones,
Rae Lee Jones, Eva Waldron, Grace
Adams and Carrie Jewell. All men
and women of leisure are asked to
donate a few hours each week at the
headquarters. For further inform,
ation call We. 5020 or We. 1760.
Baltimore, Md., (CNS) The Negro
Little Theatre Group, an organis
ation of young Negroes interested in
drama, presented a musical comedy
satire on the Garden of Eden, entitl
ed “Adam and Eva” here last Friday,
at a midnight performance in the
new Regent Theatre. More than
2,000 persons attended the premiere
of which Ralph Matthews, journalist
is the author of the book from which
the play is written.
Rivers Chambers, is responsible for
the music. The drama was enthus.
iastically received by the crowded re_
sponsive audience.
Katherine Preston, 2710 North
25th St,, attempted suicide Friday
by drinking poison. She was taken
to Lord Lister hospital. Despond
ency is believed to be the cause.
Novelty Bridge Tournament
r irst Bridge and Whist Touma_
ment will be given November 16, 17,
and 18th, sponsored by the Imperial
League Charity Committee for the
Unemployed Married Men's Council
at 2213 Lake, Council headquarters.
Three nights of real sport. Prizes
given away each nite and a grand
prize on the last night for the high
est score for the three nights. Some
of the most attractive prizes will be
a coffee set, bridge set, smoking
stands and many other useful prizes.
You can help the Unemployed Mar
ried Men’s Council by entering this
tournament. Many surprise features
of entertainment will be given. A
50c ticket includes the three nights
or you may buy a single ticket for
25c. Smart peanut vendors and cig
arette girls will serve you. Music
corners for your pleasure. Remember
this charity event will be the biggest
benefit given. Mrs. Robbie Turner
Davis is Chairman of this affair.
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Senator Watson Of Indiana Defeated
A decisive victory was won by the
NAACP. when Walter White went
into Indiana to help crash the re_
election of Senator Watson (a judge
Parker) endorser.
Senator Watson and Senator Moses
of New Hampshire another defeat
ed candidate fought for the confirm
ation of Judge Parker, who was ap
pointed as a Judge in Supreme
Court of the United States by Pres.