The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, December 10, 1932, Image 1

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VOL. VI. _Omaha, Nebraska, Saturday, December 10,1932._Number Forty-two.—
I am taking tbia means of replying
to at least fifty different inquiries
that have come to me during the past
few months for a list of book pub
lishers who have, within the past few
year*, publ^hed books either by or s
boui Negroes, or at least the themes
•re of interest to Negroes.
The list as published here may no*
necessarily include every *«*b pub.
lrnher a- 1 am Hating those only who
have forwarded one or more^of their
book* to me for review or comment
The 1 -t •!*«» inclmle* a half a dozen
publishers of purely statistical data,
anu a lew auinors woo »viit tneir
bwu to me direct.
1 ne*e name are not given either
m atpaabevtai or geograpmcal orucr
Put are- listed in tne order that they
became cooperator* with me, Space
will i l permit my giving local ad
anu every name tnat is not
Ivuiiunl i»> u speedic city i- presum
ed u le in -vew York.
uevrgc S. bctmyler tauthor); Har.
per ft Bros; Harcourt, Brace ft Co;
Meador Pub. Co., Boston; Wetzel Pub
Co, Lw Angeles; It. It- Rosamond,
Hollywood; t'arrar ft Rinehart;
Christopher Pub. Co, Boston; Bobbs
Merrill Co., Indianapolis; Minton,
Balch ft Co.; New York Book &
New* Agency; Yak University Press
New Haven; Robert Mallory lautnorj
ftlinneapolis-- New Pub. Co, Chica
go; C. W. Merriweatber (author),
Hopkinsville; A. C. McClurtr ft Co,
Chicago; Stanley Newman (author)
Hartford; Modern Library; J. L. Nich
ols ft Co, Naperville; Macmillan Co.,
E P. Dutton ft Co; Henry Holt ft
Go; The Lantern Pres*; Negro Year
Book Co-, Tuskegee Institute; Colum
bia University Press; Wm. B. Eerd
m*!.< Co., Grand Rapid*; Cros*ett ft
Dunlap; Manual Arts Press, Peoria;
Thomas Y. Crowell Co; Doubleday,
Doran ft Co, Garden City; Cokesbury
Press, Nashville; The Vikw Press;
Smithsonian Institute. Washigton;
International Pocket Library, Boston;
Frank D. Fitigerald. Lansing; W. P.
Dabney (author). Cincinnati; Tha
Stratford Co., Boston; Legislative
Reference Bureau, Springfield; Geo.
rge Sully ft Co.; Arixona Year Book
Co.. Phoenix; C. ». Uept. oi wm.
merer (James A. Jackson), Washing
ton; W A. W:ld< Co., Boston; John
C. Winston Co., Philadelphia; Rosie
recun Brotherhood. San Jose; J. A.
Roger* (author); ). A- Stokes Co;
Frank A. Johnson (author-deceased);
AD Sport* Record Book Co; Vanguard
Press; Ethiopian Press, Oklahoma
City; Mrs. Myrtle Thompson Clay
boome (author), Columbus; R. F,"1
McBride Co; The Meteor Pres*; John
Day Co: Pegasus Pub Co; Stanley
Rose. Lid-, Hollywood; Sociological
Press. Hanover; Prof. A. H. Gordon
(author); Funk k Wagnalls; MaCauL
ly Co; Dial Pres*; Canton Printers.
Ltd , Caldwell; William Faro, Inc;
The Bat: Pab. Com: Ray Long k
Richard R. Smith; National Home
Library Foundation. Washington;
Lex Pub. Ca, Seattle. Eudora V.
Marshall (author), Duluth; Freedom
Pub. Co; Joseph S. Klmepeter. Tol
edo; Fisk University Press, Nash
ville; Mrs. Katherine Ash (author);
Charles A. Battle (author). New.
port; D. H. Smith, Brooklyn; Fred
eriek M. Waterbary; Biographical
Research Society; George F. Robert
Sob (author). Clover; Brewer, War.
ten k Putnam: Georgia Press. East
River; Norman W. Henley Pub. Co:
Annie Nathan Meyer (author); The
BbeJet Bros. Inc; The Kingdom Press
i 9t. Petei sburg; Alfred H. King. I nr.
k and John H. Paynter (author) Wash
In addition t« the above eigfaty.frm
pn*' risers or authors who have furn
ished nee with copie* at their book; a
score oe mere at others have furnish
ed pamphlet* which I have not classi
fied as books.
Woman Killed By Auto; Driver Freed
Ala. State Court Re
verses Decision
Montgomery, Ala. (CNS) Upon
authority of the United State* Sa
il ■ ■me Court, the Alabama Supreme
( urt today reversed its decision af
firming the death sentences of seven
y"ung Negroes for alleged attacks on
tw* white girls near ScovULoto in
; 1 11. and sent the caeas ba«k to Jack,
r o Circuit Court for new trial*.
The "rder followed a mandate from
the United States Supreme Court
vhich reversed the death sentences on I
t*it- ground rhat the Negroes had not
h*-<‘n jr’wn their full rights in obtain,
ing counsel.
Thomas E. Knight, Jr., attorney- j
g neral of Alabama, recently an-;
nounced that he would not oppose a
motion for a change of venue in the
retrial if defense counsel sought to
have the new trials elsewhere than in
Jackson county.
Los Angeles, Dec. —A complete
change from Republican to Democrat,
ic alignment of 60 per cent of the
colored voters of Los Angeles in the >
la«t election is estimated by Dr. II.
Claude Hudson. President of the Los j
Angeles branch of the National As. i
enciation for the Advancement of
Colored People, it was announced to
As causes of the change. Dr. Hud
son lists: Failure of the Republican
party to recognize Negroes; Hoov
er’s attitude in the Parker apnoint. •
lent; Reduction of Negro soldier to
laborers; Jim Crow practices in
Washington and general dissatisfact
ion with economic conditions.
Toledo, Ohio. Dec—Jesse S. Heslip, j
President of the National Bar As_
sociation and Mrs. Heslip have sub
scribed •?!> a month to the National |
Association fflr the Advancement of
Colored People “in order that the
work might be curried on".
Under existing conditions, the con. J
tribution of $60 a year represents a I
sacrifice which Mr. Heslip expresses
himself as being glad to make.
Under his leadership the National
Bar Association played important
part, jointly with the NAACP.. in in.
vestigating the discrimination against
colored workers at the Hoover dam
in Nevada and in obtaining jobs for
some of them.
New York. Dec.—A “white domin.
i ation” speech made by Professor
James W. Garner of the University
of Illinois before an audience in At.
lanta. Ga„ has drawn vigorous pro
test to the Governor of Illinois and
the President of the University from
the National Association for the Ad
vancement of Colored People.
In h.s address Professor Garner
justified white domination, declaring
that intelligent northern whites did
not favor depriving the southern
whites of their prerogative to rule
over and administer the affairs of
Norroes. In the letters to Gover.
nor Louis L. Emmerson of Illinois
and President Harry Woodbura
Chase of the University, the NAACP.
•ays in part:
“This speech, if Professor Garner
was correctly quoted, represents a
reversion to the mental attitude of
the slave-holder and cannot but give
comfort to the lyncher and the Ku {
Kluxer throughout the country. It
is a short step from denying politic
al rights to a citizen of this country
to saying he has no personal rights
that must be respected.”
The NAACP. asks that as an of
ficer of the State and of the Univers
ity, Professor Garner be rebuked by
h:s superiors for advocating doctrin- |
*» “repudiated by enlightened hum.
anity and contrary to the basic law •
of the land” and requests that the
repudiation be made a matter of
public record.
The California School of Beauty
Culture owned and operated by
Kathryn Wilson proves to be one of
the most modern equipped schools in 1
the country. <
Mrs. Wilson, who been prominently
identified in Omaha for years, has
won nation-wide recognition through I
her well trained operators. The
Californ a School of Beauty Culture
is located at 521 North 33rd St. More
than 75 graduates of the California
School of Beauty Culture are oper
ating beauty shops in Omaha and in
Council Bluffs. It is indeed an op_
portunity to enter this school where ;
you may thoroughly prepare yourseif j
for a dignified profession.
Mrs. Wilson is also the writer of
one of the best known beauty culture
text books, “The Successful Hair
dresser which is used throughout the '
United States and Canada.
The California School of Beauty
Culture has grow'n so fast that the
manager is now making many addi_
The class-rooms are artistically
decorated. Most up-to-date equipment
is used including five different styles
of permanent waving machines.
Visit the school and see the won
derful opportunities offered.
New York, Dec.—Dr. J. G. Greeff, I
New York City Commissioner of Hos-!
pitals, is asked to answer specifically
questions concerning the discrimin
ation against colored nurses in city
institutions, in a letter made public
today by tne -National Association lor
tlie Advancement of Colored People,
the questions to wnich his answer is '
requested are as follows:
“1. Will colored citizens of New ■
Aorit City be admitted for training in
the nurse training schools of Belle
vue and Kings County Hospitals on
the same basis as any other female
citizens ?
‘2. Will you employ a colored grad_ j
uate nurse, based on her competence,
in either of these hospitals?”
In pressing (these questions, the
NAACP. states that it is informed
“that at the present time the answer j
to both of the questions asked is in i
the negative. So far as we know,
yours is the only Department of the
New York City Administration in
which Negroes are jim-crowed. We
reiterate our reqruest that an un
equivocal and thoroughgoing investi.
gation be made of the status of the
colored nurses in New York City
hospitals and that the gross discrim->
illations whcih do exist and which
may be easily ascertained be prompt
ly corrected.”
This was written in response to Dr.
Greeff’s denial of discrimination in.
his department.
One of the most unique gift shops
has been opened at 2116 North 24th
in the annex of the GIo-Gloss Beauty
Shop by the Imperial League to help
the needy enjoy a merry Christmas, j
geauciful articles from 9c to 99c.
What can you see? Commission. Call
JA_ 4802 or WE. 2864 for further in_
by Homer C. Burdette
Two uninvtied policemen raided T.
C. Crawford's Rising Sun Billiard
Hall up at 24th and Clark Sts., Sat
urday, December 3rd and took from
there five men and a toy bank used
to store cuts from games. They were
turned loose Monday morning.
Citizens Plead For State Jobs
All members and friends are cord. |
ially invitee! to attend the meeting I
and annual election of officers at the j
Urban League, Sunday, at 4:00 p m.;
Dec. 18th.
NAACP. Asks Governor Carlton To
Punish Mobbists
New York, Dec.—Governor Doyle 1
E. Carlton of Florida has been asked I
in a letter sent today by the National
Association for the Advancement of
Colored People to prosecute a group
of mcbbists who, masquerading as
federal officers, brutally flogged col.
ored citizens of Clearwater, Fla., for
heading a Colored Welfare League
and reporting discrimination in the
distribution of government flour by,
the Red Cross.
•‘From the information that has
come to us," says the NAACP. letter,
“these two men. W. D. Williams and
M. Harvey were taken out and flog
ged on Nov. 4. 1932. just four days
after thev hod consulted with City
Manager H. S. Riddle and Mayor H.
H. Baskin regarding the Colored Wel
fare League of which Mr. Williams j
was an official. The purposes of the
Colored Welfare League were explain
ed to the two city officials and they
are said to have lauded its objective
of improving the colored citizens of
Clearwater and stimulating their in
terest in civic betterment.”
Previous to the conference, com
plaint made to the NAACP. by Clear,
water citizens had been forwarded to
the Red Cross in Washington, which
asked for a report from Florida.
Mr. Williams, according to a report j
sent the NAACP. from Tampa, was
so severely beaten with leather and
rubber hose that the blood streamed j
down his back. Mr. Harvey was
forced to leave his family and prop- j
erty in Clearwater. Mr. Williams ,
was also kicked in the stomach and an
X-ray will determine the extent of
the injury he received.
A number of white people have ex
pressed abhorrence for the brutal at
tack on the two colored men both of'
whom had a high standing in their
In concluding its letter the NAACP
urges the Governor “as chief execu
tive of Florida cause an investiga.
tion to be made into the flogging of
these two men at Clearwater, to the i
end that prosecution of the perpet
rators may be launched and punish,
ment assessed.”
Oklahoma City, Dec.—The case of
Jess Hollins, whose conviction on a
rape charge was reversed by the -
State Supreme Court, will be heard in
January at Okmulgee, according to
Roscoe Dun.iee, editor of the Black
Dispatch and President of the local i
branch National Association for thei
Advancement of Colored People,
which is defending Hollins.
Mr. Dunjee reports contributions to.
ward the defense have reached a total
ofe $391.85. The National Office of
the NAACP. has contributed $100. to
ward the expenses of the case.
Casper, Wyoming, Dee.—An at
tempt by a southern army captain to
make orderlies of all colored boys in
military training in the local high
school was stopped by prompt pro
test to the high school principal, ac
cording to report of Mrs. M. E. Sand,
ers, Secretary of the local branch Na
tional Association for the Advance
ment of Colored People. The south,
ern captain has been replaced by a
Jackson, Miss. (CNS)—Returns
from all parts of Mississippi how that
Perry Howard’s ticket swamps the
Lament Rowland’s ticket in the elect
ion here on November 8.
For many years the lily whites of
the South have dinned into the ears
of occupants of the White House and
Republican Administration that if
they had white leadership of the
party in that section they could be
come serious contenders against the
Democratic Party.
This contention was put to the test
on November 8 when the electoral and
congressional ticket of the Howar-1.
Redmond-.Booze black and tan ticket
ran awav with the lily white ticket
in the old State and forever set at
rest this spurious ami race hating
crowd. It was extensively advertised
in the campaign that the Rowland
band was strictly a white party. The
verdict, at the polls was most decisive.
!y against them.
Cleveland, Oh. (CNS) Charles W.
Chestnut, the well-known author died
at his home here Tuesday November
15 at the age of 74 years.
Mr. Chestnut was born here June
20, 1858, moved to North Carolina
with his parents when he was 8. He
served two years a principal of a
normal school there, then went to
New York as a reporter and returned
to Cleveland fifty years ago to study
law. He became associated for a
time with Virgil P. Kline, counsel for
John D. Rockefeller and the Standard
Oil interests. He later gave up the
practice of law in favor of court re
portinr, a profession which occupied
him through his business life.
His widow, the former Susan Nut
ley Perry of Fayetteville, N. C., and
three daughters and a son survive.
Mr. Chestnut, who started his lit
erary career in 1887, was among the
nation's leading literary men invited
to the dinner celebrating Mark
Twain’s seventieth birthday. He won
the Spingarn Medal in 1928.
When Mr. Chestnut submitted his
first book—a collection of short stor_
ies published over a period of thir
teen years in the Atlantic Monthly,
to Houghton Mifflin Company, Wal
ter Hines Page, the publisher’s liter
ary adviser, who latex became Am
bassador to the Court of St. James’
was so fascinated by the tales he sat
up all night to read the manusscript.
That book. “The Conjure Woman,”
as all of Mr. Chestnut’s books, dealt
with problems, tribulations and joys
of the Negro. It w-as built around
folklore of the North Carolina plan
tations, where Mr. Chestnut spent
much of his youth.
Another collection of his short stor_
ies was published under the title,
“The Wife of His Youth and Other
Stories,” Other books were “The
House Behind the Cedars,” “The Col.
onel’s Dreams.” “The Marrow of
Tradition.” and a biography of Fred
erick Douglass.
Washington, (CNS) The Govern,
or of Hawaii, in his annual report to
the Secretary of the Interior, for the
fiscal year ended June 30, 1932, in
vites attention to the fact that the
Territory has been made the victim
of a great many untrue and unfavor,
able reports regarding conditions in
Hawaii. The absence of any crime
problem in Hawaii, of major propor
tions, was found by the Honorable
Seth W. Richardson, Assistant At
torney General of the United States,
during his investigation in the early
part of 1932. The Governor vigor
ously protests any move by Congress
which would tend to diminish the
measure of self-government now en
joyed by the citizens of Hawaii.
The population of the Territory in.
creased by 6,296, bringing the total
population on June 30, to 380,607.
Control Board Informed No Colored
Employees In Institutions,
•Spokesmen Cite Special Severity of
Negro Unemployment.
(From Lincoln Star)
Not a single negro is employed in
pny of the state institutions, de_
dared a delegation of colored pen- j
pie which called on the state board
Jof control Friday morning to make
a plea that tbeir people be given
| some recognition. More than 1.100
people arc employed in the seven.
; teen hospitals, homes and penal in.
stitutions under management of the
: board of control.
Members of the board of control
I declared there had been no willful
diseriminatiorj against the negroes.
They said that the superintendents
' of institutions had been permitted
to hire their own employees. They
also declared that they had no ob
jections to the employment of col
ored people, and following the
meeting, several members of the
• board said they believed the delega.
I tion was justified in making its pre
sentation to the board.
Ask Social Justice.
"Regardless of whether there is
discrimination or not,” declared H.
J. Pinkett, Omaha attorney who was
one of the spokesmen of the group,
"the fact is that there no negroes em
ployed in any of the institutions.
"We are only pleading for social
justice for the negroes. We have
made our contribution to the cause
of America, and want to continue to
do so, but we also want to participate
in the privileges and benefits.
“The board of control’s policy of
selecting an executive and leaving
him free to select his staff appears
to be sound. But that does not alter
the fact that thefe are no colored em
ployes in any of the institutions which
we are taxed to help support.”
Needed To Encourage Youth.
Pinkett said that recognition of ne
groes in appointments to responsible
positions was needed to encourage
Vue- jvuiigtrr wiurwi ytupie, t*
need to be able to hold out to them
the possibilities of advancement,” he
declared. “If we cannot point to
negroes in positions of responsibility
as examples to the boys and girls in
school, the problem of educating them
I is much more difficult.”
The delegation included Harry Le.
land of Omaha, a state oil inspector
and president of the Omaha Negro
Democratic club; Rev. O. J. Burck_
I hardt. Omaha minister; C. J. Cole
man, commander of the Negro legion
i post at Omaha; M. T. Woods of Lin
coln, head of the Urban league; Harry
Bradley, one of the custodians at the
j capitol for fnany years; and Isaac B.
Smith, mail carrier in the capitol,
and the pa*tor of a Negro congrega
tion at Grand Island.
The delegation pointed out that
j the University of Nebraska does not
employ a single negro. They did not
call on the university or officials of
other state departments. The dele
gation did not request the employ.
i ment of any certain individuals or
! ur»r*‘ the hiring of negroes at any
! specific institution, but merely made
the plea for employment of a reason,
able number" of colored people in the
Members of the delegation said
there was certain types of work which
they believed negroes were able to
do even better than whites at the in
stitutions. They also pointed out
that there were negroes in various of
the institutions and that members of
their own race might be able to han
dle their problems better than white
“The unemployment problem is es.
pecially severe among the negroes.”
Pinkett declared. “They have the
same difficulty that every man has in
these days of finding a job and in ad
dition they have an added problem
because they are colored.”
Negroes have been employed in
some of the institutions at times in
the past and have proven capable,
the delegation declared. A woman
employe at the Geneva industrial
home was one of the outstanding
workers, it was said. She accepted
On Friday night, December 2, Mrs.
Paulihe MacCurtis, was killed by an
automobile driven by Edward John
Santol, white, at 26th and O Streets.
An inquest was held Monday after,
noon at the Court House. Many w it
nesses testified to the fact that Mrs
MacCurtis was seen drunk, just be.
fore the accident occured.
Mrs. Aila McGill, who operates a
cafe on the south side said she had
known Mrs. MacCurtis for seven or
eight years and she was always
drunk. Mr. Santel and all of the wit
nesses testified that he was driving
20 miles an hour and could not avoid
hitting Mra. MacCurtis, however in
order to stop he ran into a telephone
post dragging the body several feet.
The funeral was held at the Myers’
Funeral Home.
a better position. At one time, there
was a negro guard at the penitentiary
was a Negro guard at the penitentiary
hospital in Norfolk.
Pinkett reviewed the part Negroes
have taken in various wars, declar
ing that -1,000 of them served in the
Revolutionary war. 200,000 in the
Civil war and 400,000 in the World
war. "Prior to 1850,” he declared,
“the bulk of the wealth produced
in this nation was by black hands,
principally in the button fields of
the south. We have paid the price
and given fully to the cause oi Atner.
ica. We want to continue to make
our contribution and to participate in
the benefits.”
Chairman Harry Thorpe of the
board suggested that the delegation
visit the superintendents of the in
stitutions, since they are the ones
who select employes. He said the
board has no record of the race or re
ligion of the employes so that he
did not know whether there were any
colored workers or not.
Washigton (CNS) Belated returns
show that several other Neg-ro Repub.
lican were elected to legislatures in
Western States. McDowell the ban
ner Republican county in West Vir
ginia returns Stewart A. Calhoun to
the house. Chester K. Gillispie of
Cleveland won in Ohio, Dr. Wm. M.
Blount in Kansas, and Fred Robert
of Los Angeles, in California.
Chicago, Dec.—A luncheon address
delivered by William Pickens, Field
Secretary of the National Association
for the Advancement of Coldred Peo.
pie, conducting a membership cam
paign in Chicago, brought eleven new
NAACP. memberships from white
people who heard the talk.
The luncheon address was given at
the Board of Education, Methodist
Episcopal Church, 740 Rush Street.
Port_au.Prince, Oct (by mail) Le
Nouvelliste, daily newspaper of Port
au-prince, Haiti, today prints aslhe
featured item on its front page a let
ter written by the National Associa
tion for the Advancement of Colored
People to Franklin D. Roosevelt, ask
ing him to give assurance that he
would reestablish complete self-gov.
ernment and independence for the
black republic.
-i -
Washinjrton (CNS) Senator Nor.
beck of South Dakota is a “Roosevelt
Republican,” but wants it clearly un
derstood that he means Theodore
"I am listed in the ConKTessional
Directory as a Roosevelt Republican,
I am troinjr to chanjre that to Theo.
dore Roosevelt," said the senator in
callinjr attention to the designation.
Norbeek was one of the six Repub
licans who were re-elected to the
Senate last week.