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By CLIFFORD C. MITCHELL ?
JAMES A JACKSON
• • •
There is much conjecturing in the
colored publications these days as to
Lbe possible changes that will be made
in the official working personnel in
the various departments at the Na
turn's capital, Washington.
• • •
Many changes will be made, for
many por itions are purely political,
but there is one officeholder whose
work, accomplishment# and personal
ity is above politics—and that is
Jam** A. Jaeksno, Business Special
ist in the United States Department
• • •
Theoretically he holds his position
through a civil service rating but in
politics many strange things can
happen to the civil service machin
ery. Sometimes whole departments
are abolished and the employees turn,
ed loose only to be superseded by a
new department with a slightly chang- I
cd name, the same working routine,]
but a new set of civil service employ,
Mr Jackson, (“Billboard” as he is
known to the Negro Press) has so
many connect ions that he could easily
shift for himself but the race needs
him at Washington. His work may
tot be so readily appreciated by the
masses but he is slowly but surely
building up contacts for the race, in
the business fields, that it would be
impossible to achieve without his ser
vices. backed by the U. S. Govern,
m • •
Not only is he making beneficial i
contacts for the Negroes in business
but through his vast personal ac- j
quaintances, knowledge and exper. j
ience among all clases of Negroes,
Mr. Jackson, has collected and dis.
geminates pertinent and valuable in_
formation that any business person I
can secure merely by contacting Mr j
Personally, I have made excellent
use of my correspondence contact
with Mr. Jackson, for through him I
have secured many volumes of Stat
istical reference information and
•cores of supplemental pamphlets
containing current information on the I
Negro. Much of this information
that I have secured has been the re
sult of compilations from many de
partments at Washington but it has
always proved a very simple matter
to send word to Mr. Jackson as to the
nature of the work I needed and
through his connections hs would se.
cure and dispatch it immediately.
• • •
My argument in behalf of Mr. j
Jackson is not thai another man
couldn’t perform the same work, un
der the same circumstances, but
there .s not another Negro who
could assume the work and do as
much good as Mr. Jackson can do by
continuing his present services which
are the result of many years of labor
• • •
There is not a Negro editor, pub. 1
i is her, correspondent, business man,
onganiiatkm or a professional man
of any standing that Mr. Jackson is
not personally acquainted with and \
all of these should make it a point!
to watch and see that no changes are
manipulated in the c+vil service stand-1
ing of Mr. Jackson, or the depart
ment he has built up. If anything,
his work should be expanded, with ad
ditional assistants hired
Sew oar attractive Xmas cards, with
your name engraved free. 1 Vi dozen
cards for $ 1.00. Lowest prices,—first.
IMPERIAL LEAGUE DISTRIBUTE
The Imperial Junior League, a
newly organized club, aided 34 fam
ilies during Thanksgiving week. The
first effort of the League was a
Bridge tournament and with the pro
ceeds from this entertainment and
donations, baskets were given to tbe
Needy. These young women are giv
ing their time where-ever needed for
Emergency cases are referred to
Mrs. Robbie Turner.Davis, Pres., WE.
2864, Rae Lee Jones, Sec’y., WE.
1750 and Carrie Jewell Treas., WE.
3217. Great preparations are being
made to help the needy for Xmas.
ARCOI.A HILL. POPULAR
Miss Areola Hill, cabaret entertain,
er, died November 21st, in the Gen
eral Hospital in Kansas City. Miss
Hiil was well known throughout the
middle west having entertained in
Minneapolis, Omaha and Kansas City.
She had been sick since July and
just before her death, three of her
companions, Miss Ruth Nash, Miss
Clara Campbell and Miss Genevieve
Sterns had planned a benefit dance
to tide Miss Hill over her illness.
However, the benefit was given and
the proceeds were used for burial ex
Several musicians donated their
services for the dance.
COMMUNITY CHEST CAMPAIGN
The 1932.33 Community Chest
campaign came 'to a victorious close
at the final report meeting of work
ers and division leaders at the Font
er.elle Hotel Tuesday noon, with a
total of $594,318.45, which is ten
thousand dollars more than was rais
ed at the close of last year’s cam
paign. Gwyer H. Yates, general
chairman, presided. W. F. Cozad
was introduced as general chairman
of next year’s campaign.
Additional contributions yet to be
reported are expected to bring the
campaign total to above the six hun
dred thousand dollar mark, provid.
ing money urgently needed to feed,
clothe and shelter more than five
thousands of Omaha families and hun
dreds of individuals dependent upon
Mayor K. L. Aletoalte at the clos
ing meeting paid tribute to the “gen
erosity of thousands of Omahans who
have proven that no one will be al
lowed to suffer from cold and hunger
in Omaha this winter”. He praised
the work of Gwyer H. Yates, general
campaign chairman and the division
leaders as well as the work of the
5500 Omaha men and women who as
volunters, worked for two and one
half weeks until everyone in Omaha
who could afford to give, to the Chest
had been given a chance to do so.
The workers at the final meeting
reported $23,300.15 in additional con_
tributions as follows:
Business division, W. Otto Swans
son, chairman, $1,895.55; Women’s
Residential, Mrs. F. F. Whitcomb,
chairman, $2,884.00; South Omaha
Business, Alvin E. Johnson, chair
man, $552.30; Industrial, W. F. Coz
ad, chairman, $7,732.30; and Initial
Gifts, W. Dale Clark, chairman, $10,
“I want to thank every worker in
the Chest ‘army’ for the wonderful
co-operation they gave me in helping
to make this campaign a success,”
said General Chairman Yates.
E. S. Waterbury, president of the
Community Chest, said that the cam
ps'gn was the most successful since
the Chest was organized, and that
worker had completed their task un
der the most adverse conditions.
“It was the most magnificent cam
paign ever carr’d on in Omaha or any
place else," said Waterbury. “The
work of Chairman Gwyer Yates was
splendid. I want to assure everyone
who contributed that the Chest board
of directors and the 31 Chest agencies
will see that every penny is sp4nt in
the most economical manner, so that
the most good will be accomplished.”
Waterbury announced that the
Chest directors at a meeting Tuesday
morning had selected W. F. Cozad,
general manager of the Northwestern
Bell Telephone company, as next
year's campaign chairman. Cozad has
been chairman of the industrial div
ision for the past four years and this
year with only 31,000 industrial con
tributors, as against 35,000 last year,
succeeded in raising the per capita
“Jones Not Demoted”
giving of every employee subscrip,
tion 60 cents.
In responding to an introduction by
Waterbury, Cozad said: "We have
I served this year under a great lead
er, Gwyer Yates. I ask you to give
me the same co-operation which he
received. I promise to do my best
with your kind assistance.”
Election of Officers
The NAACP. will have a meeting
pnd the annual election of officers
Sunday afternoon, 4 p. m. at the Ur
ban League, 24th nd Erskine Sts.
All members and friends are asked
to be present.
NEW QUARTERS FOR THE IN
TERIAL ALLIANCE OF OMAHA
AND COUNCIL BLUFFS
The Ministerial Alliance will be
quartered this year at the Urban
League, 24th and Erskine St. The
Alliance under the presidency of
Rev. J. H. Dotson, is now well or
ganized for the year’s work. The
Alliance like other organizations of
course feels that her problems this
year aside from the spirituality of
the church, will be many, judging
from the general condition of affairs
, that pertain to the race under pres
ent conditions which we are now
The Alliance as a relitious organ
ization composed of the leaders of
] the church and race, feel it her bound
ed duty to do in a legitimate way,
whatever it can to lesson the burdens
that are now resting so heavily upon
I the majority of our race group, as
; well as the rest of the people.
W e have added to our work this
year, two new pastors in the persons
ot Kev. L. P. Bryant, who succeeded
Rev. I. S. Wilson at St. John AME.
1 und Rev. L, E. Mathis who has suc
ceeded Rev. J. C. Bell, who was one
■ of the greatest factors in our Alli_
jance work during his stay here as I
i Pastor of Bethel AME. The Alliance
feels that the new incumbents will1
add strength to the old liners who
have proven themselves of worth and
value to the church world and the
community at large. The staff of of. j
ficers this year: Rev. J. H. Dotson, ]
Pres., Pastor of Pilgrim Baptist
, Church; Rev. Alfred Clay, Clair Chap
| el ME-, Vice Pres.; Rev. F. P. Jones,!
Treasurer; Rev. O. J. Burckhardt of j
[Christ Temple, Sec’y. Chairman of
the Committees; Rev. J. H. Jackson,
Parlimentarian, of Bethel Baptist
Church; Rev. E. D. Johnson, St. John
Baptist, of the Courtesy; Rev. J. C
I Clay of the CME. Church, of the Pro
gram; Rev. Burckhardt of Christ
Temple, Chairman of the Civic, also
of the publicity committee. The Al
liance is open to all ministers of the
City. Rev. J H. Dotson, Pres. 0,
J, Burckhardt. Sec’y.
COMPLETES NAACP. LIFE MEM.
BER $500 PAYMENT DESPITE
Cleveland, Nov — Despite the hard
times, Mrs. Louise Davis, of Cleveland
has just completed the payment of
$500 for life membership in the Na.!
tional Association for the Advance
ment of Colored People and her name
in bronze will be added to the tablet
bearing the names of the other life
members in the National Office.
Mrs. Davis, who is the wife of
Harry E. Davis, Cleveland’s Civil Ser
vice Commissioner and a member of
the NAACP. Board of Directors, made
the last payment of $50 this month.
During the years in which she has
paid this life membership subscrip
tion. Mrs Davis has often made
fruit cakes which were sold for the
benefit of the NAACP. around
Christmas time and friends of Mrs.
Davis in many states sent for these
A medal which goes to all NAACP.
life members will be presented at a
ceremony at the Chicago conference
of the Association next June.
November 21. 1932.
Mr. John Hopkins,
Commissioner of Police,
I note that one of your plain cloth
es detectives of our race (LeRoy
Jones) has been demoted.
Many different rumors to the cause
are being circulated in our commun
ity. We have also had many inquir_
ies about this matter. If possible
we would appreciate a statement'
from you why he was demoted for
publication in this week’s edition.
We >zo to press Thursday morning.
C. C. Galloway. Acting Editor.
Omaha Guide Publ. Co.
November 25, 1932
Mr. C. C. Galloway,
Omaha Guide Publishing Co.,
2418 Grant St.,
Dear Mr. Galloway:—
With referece to your inquiry a
bout the demotion of Leroy Jones,
wish to say that Mr. Jones was not
demoted. A few months ago Leroy
Jones was assigned to the detective
department to work temporarily in
plain clothes. Officer Jones was as-!
signed to his regular duty as a patrol
man, without any change in rank or j
Officer Ephraim Rose has been as- j
signed to duty in the detective de.1
You will realize that in the oper_
ation of the Police Department, the;
good of the service sometimes requir
es that changes be made in the as
signment of members of the depart- j
Very sorry that due to my absence
from the City I was not able to ans
wer your letter in time for public
ation this week.
Yours very truly,
WEST VIRGINIA LYNCHING SUIT
TO RE HEARD AT JAN. COURT
Charleston. W. Va., Nov—T. G.
Nutter, President of the Charleston
branch, National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People, re_
ports that the Greenbrier County
Lynching case, in which a relative of
a lynched colored man is suing the
county for damages, will be heard at
the January term of the Kanawha
County Circuit Court
Mr. Nutter as attorney in the case,
won a decision from the state Su
preme Court reversing the Circuit
Court, which had held that the suit
could be brought only in a court of
the county in which the lynching oc
The suit is brought by Thelma Mul
lens as administratrix of the estate
of George Banks, who was removed
from the county jail on December 10.
1931, and put to death by a mob.
NAACP. board congratulat.
ES LEHMAN WHO BROKE N. Y.
VOTE PLURALITY RECORD
New V ork, Nov.—Govenor- elect
Herbert H. Lehman of New York
State broke all rceords in piling up a
total vote of 1,525,510, which gave
him a plurality of 983,492 votes over
The Board of Directors of the Na_
tional Association for the Advance
ment of Colored People, of which Gov
ernor Lehman has been a member for
a number of years, has sent him a
message of congratulation on his tre
REPORTS 100 NEGROES SENT TO
CHAIN GANG FOR TRIVIAL
OFFENSES IN S C.
Charleston, S. C. Nov.—Robert W
Marks reports having seen almost 100
Negroes sent to chain gang in Char
leston “for trivial or entirely incon"
sequential offenses” such as cursing
loitering on streets at night, gambl ’
mg, and being a “disorderly person”
which in many instances meant sim
ply being unemployed.
The report was sent to the Civil
Liberties union which forwarded it
to the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People The
NAACP. has asked Its Charleston
branch to meet with Mr. Marks to see
what action can be taken.
Mr. Marks reports that "the condi
tions which exist in the local jail,
and on the chain gangs, as in most
southern cities, are almost unspeak- |
able.” He reports that one prisoner j
charged with gambling, swore that
the evidence was framed by detect
ives from whose pocket came the
money used as “evidence” against
him. The raid was made without a
warrant and all arrested were con
Lennox Asks Garner
For Data On Home
November 19, 1932.
Speaker John N. Garner,.
Washington, D. C.
Dear Mr. Garner:
I do not wish to bore you with the
problems of our community, and I
am sure the same is universal, but
as you are to be our next Vice Presi.
dent, I know of no other one to seek
the proper information with the cor
rect guidance which gives more sat
isfaction than if I should obtain
same from another source.
I have had communications with
different departments relative to the
Federal Home Loan Bank Act, in
cluding the branch in our territory,
located in Topeka, and the home office
located in Washington.
They state protection will be given
to individuals whose homes are un
dergoing liquidation. I know that
you will give me the proper inform
ation, and there will be no hesitation
or doubt regarding the facts.
Our country looks with anxiety and
satisfaction to you and Governor
Roosevelt, our Presidentelect, that
conditions will materialize to the ex
tent the public or the masses will be
wel fortified from every angle, with
employment and protection of homes
which is all necessary at this time
for a body of people who are waiting
for an opportunity to make good.
Again thanking you for your in
formation, and whatever future con
sideration you may give, I am
Dr. G. H. Lennox, Pres.
Omaha Working Men’s
1602% N. 24th St.
The Speakers’ Rooms
House of Representatives U. S.
Washington, D. C.
November 23, 1932.
Dr. G. B. Lennox,
1602% North 24th St.
My dear Dr. Lennox: j
Yours of the 19th has been receiv,
ed, and as Mr. Garner is away an<
svill be absent for some time, I an
;aking the liberty of replying.
I note what you have to say in ref
srence to administration of the Fed
;ral Home Loan Bank Act. For sev
?ral week I have been endeavoring t
secure the regulations under whic
this act is to be administered, br
have been informed, as I was todaj
that these regulations are not yet a
mailable. I am bringing your lette
to the attention of the Home Loai
Bank Board here, requesting tha
they give me full information, and
evill communicate with you as soon as
[ receive anything definite from th<
I note that your office is only a
Few blocks from my boyhood home.
For several years I lived at 1016
North 24th Street, opposite what
svas then the G. A. R. Hal, or rather
Saunders Street as it was then gen
erally referred to. However, I have
not been in Omaha in twenty years. I
Very truly yours,
HARRY L. SEXTON
Secretary to Speaker
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