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_VOL. VL_Omaha, Nebraska, Saturday, December 31, 1932_ Number Forty-Five_
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By CLIFFORD C. MITCHELL
1933-AMI THE NEGRO!
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Where there :• rt«<d there is opp®r_
tunitjr ard where there is opportunity
there i* work Thus the Negro finds
himself fating a New Year plenti
fully filled with opportunity if he will
hut make use of it
• • •
Politically, ju-t now, the Wgro’s
sphere of influence is grossly exag
gerated. Tht ilemocrats, throughout
the country, won by such a sweeping
majority that it is -afe to assume
that they will not voluntarily dia_
I>ense much patronage among a min
ority group until another election is !
close at hand
# • •
The republicans w ill be so busy ga- j
thering together the parts of their
machine that it will take some time
before they will be in a position to
even make gestures of a promising
This very divergency of political
affairs creates an opportunity for un_
selfish, astuTe, wi-e *an«f flncofriWmrtir
■sing Negro leaders to organize the
Negro electorate and so concentrate,
increase and conserve the strength of
the Negro minority until such a time
as their force can be effectually dem
on- Crated in iiehalf of good govern,
ment which must include a just and e.
-iu.d consideration of the Negro,
• • *
In the field of business and finance
the Negro ha unlimited opportunity
to prove the business genius of the
race. There are many business or
ganizations who art- in an excellent
position to h. Ip the Negro if the Ne_
groes themselves will patronize their
efforts. It is a reflection on the en
tire race when such an organization
as the National Colond Merchants
Store Inc., is unable to further ex
tend their activities liecause of lack
of support from the Negroes them,
• • •
Other organizations including the
Victory Life Insurance Company, and
the Douglass National Bank, of Chi
cago. offer excellent opportunities for
men of vision, capital and abliity.
With many hundreds of thousands of
dollars in assets tied up in these two
companies surely the race has a suf
ficient amount of pride, energy and
dormant capital that can be massed
together thus providing opportunit.
ies of employment for thousands of
our boys and girls.
Taken as a whole 1 fail to see
where the Negro religions anti edu
cational leaders are improving condi
tions of the race. The small leader is
so petty and self .centered, seemingly
that all his time is taken up in prov.
Min* his own sustenance, while the
larger leaders are busily engaged in
developing and defending factional
Tight Here, then, is a field with
many opportunities for the Negro to
combine forces and do someth:! g con.
strut-live, up.lifting, for the race.
• • •
Yes, there's opportunity every
where and it will be interesting to
record, during the coming year, and
rive publicity to. the progressive and
fruitful efforts made by Negroes in
their respective fields of endeavor.
Vftd to all such, this writer offers a
Depriest Aids Howard University
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I / c L I Funeral of George S. DEPRIEST stalls democratic
Leaves tor School CaldweU HeId From Gentle. attempt to hamstring how.
,, . ARD UNIVERSITY
man Mortuary _
Miss Marjorie Edwards, the daugh
ter of Mrs. Lucille Staggs Edwards,
left December 12th for LaJolla, Cali. I
fornia where she will enter the Uni
versity of Southern California after
LOCAL TALENT SCORES HIGH
Hillside Presbyterian Church, 30th
and Ohio Sts., brought Christmas
ch.er to the hearts of Omaha people
of Friday evening in the singing of
Handel’s masterpiece, “The Messiah”
The soloists were all local talent.
Miss Irene Cochran noted contrato, |
singing “Oh thou that tellest good;
tidings to Zion’’ and “He shall feed !
llis Flock.” Mrs. Dolores Black.!
well of Miss M. Munchhoff school of;
voice culture sang the recitatives,
"There were Shepherds abiding in the!
Field”, and the solos, “Come Unto |
Him” and “I know that my Redeem-1
er liveth”. Miss Ethel Jones, vocal j
student of Rev. J. S. Williams sang,
“Rejoice Greatly” The tenor soloist
was hindered by illness and Mr. Rud
olph Helgren Basso sang. The chor
us was led by Mrs. Ruth Broadus ly
ric soprano, Miss Cochran contralto,
Mr. T. Allison, tenor and H. L. Pres,
ton. basso. The Rev. J. S. Williams
directed the chorus and Miss Edrose
Willis was pianist.
Ill ESTON ARRANGING NOT
TO RETURN TO INDIANA
Washington, (GNS) In political and
legal circles here it is rumored that
after March 4, Judge William C. Hue
ston, special solicitor in the offices of j
the Postmaster General, will become;
associated with the law firm of Ray- [
mond Pace Alexander, former presi.
d» nt of the National Negro Bar As_
M'tiation, who maintains offices in'
Philadelphia. Attorney Hueston with
the defeat of Senator James Watson
of Indiana will not return to his home
in Gary, it is reported.
CLARENCE DESDUNES ALIVE
Another rumor proved to be false
Uncle ^Simon Harrold. Music master
and leader of a band received a let.
ter from Clarence Desdunes, 3330
Manna St- El Paso, Texas, dated,
December 16. 1932, sayinp. “1 wish
you a Merry Xmas and a Happy New'
Year.” and sipned Mr. and Mrs. Clar
ence Desdunes. !
Mr. Desdunes as you may know, is i
the leader of a band bearinp his name
and son of that outstandinp musician
of vesterdavs, Dan Desdunes.
George S. Caldwell, 2861 Maple St.
| a resident of Omaha for about 16
I years, departed this life Saturday
morning. December 24, 1932, at 9:45
A. M. He had only been seriously
ill for about three days. On Friday
December 23, 1032, at 5:30 P. M, an
emergency operation was performed
which proved fatal.
Mr. Caldwell as a boy lived in Faith
ful, Arkansas. As a young man he
lived in Kansas City, Mo., and Kan
sas City. Kans. He came to Omaha in
1916. He worked at the University!
Club “for many years.
He leaves to mourn his loss his
wife, Audry, an aunt, two nieces, nine
cousins and a host of friends.
His funeral was held Tuesday
morning, December 27. 1932 at. 11 a.
m. at the John A. Gentleman Mort
uary, 3411 Farnam St. The 'Rev.
John Albert Williams officiated.
Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
FIRST COMMUNIST MAYOR OF
AMERICA GREETS NEGRO
Crosby, Minn. (CNA) The first
Communist mayor in America was'
elected here when on December 6,
Emil Nygard, young miner, was chos.
en mayor of Crosby, Crosby is a
town of about 4,002 most of whom
are iron workers.
In answer to a question directed to
him by the Crusader News Agency, as ‘
to his policy of the Negro question,
Mr. Nygard wrote as follows.—
“The campaign which resulted in
my election as mayor of Crosby, had
as one of its main slogans: ‘No dis
crimination against Negroes; absolute
economic, political and social equal
ity for Negroes. Banners and signs
calling for a fight for this equality
were used in my campaign.
“To the oppressed Negro workers,
I would like to deliver the following
message: the one and only road lead
ing to full and unconditional equality
for the Negro masses is the road of
open and relentless class Struggle un
der the leadership of the Communist
FIFTY KIDDIES ENJOY XMAS
TREE PARTY GIVEN BY THE
Sunday afternoon, December 25th,
more than fifty kiddies were made
happy by the Imperial League at the
Omaha Guide Publishing Company's
Candies, nuts and apples were giv
en each child and clothing, baskets of
groceries were made up and sent out
to the needy families who were un
able to be present.
Rae Lee Jones was chairman of j
this party, Robbie Turner Davis,;
The Radio Revue will be the next
event sponsored by the Imperial
League of which Carrie Jewell is
CALLOWAY VISITS GUIDE
Leroy Calloway, member of that
great show called “Of Thee I Sing”,
in which the modest gentleman ex
hibits fine acting and pats out rythm
with his nimble feet. This friendly
gent frankly tells you that there isn’t
a thing in stage life. He hates it and
would be just as happy with a job
and also claims that he is lucky to
be in this ninety-nine per cent white
Washington, (CNS) Congressman
DePriest on Thursday afternoon.
December 22, ably supported by Re.
OSCAR De PRIEST
publican members, made a most val
iant effort, in the House, to have an
appropriation for a much needed
heatinr plant for Howard University
aud Freedman’s Jy.ispitjd included in
the Interior Department Appropria.
tion Bill for 1933| The Democratic
leaders, however, voted almost solid
ly jn opposition to the effort and in.
stead of the “flew deal” promised by
Speaker Garner and Democrats gen.
erally to Negro adherent less than
two months ago, Howard’s appropri
ation got another “old shuffle” at the
hands of Democrats.
Led by Byms and Rainey, Demo
cratic leaders, Mr. DePriest’s effort
to amend the bill so as to include the
necessary $400,000 for the heating
plant failed by a vote of ayes 35,
Later Mr. DePriest moved to re.
commit the bill and the following
Interior Department Appropriation
The SPEAKER. The Clerk will re
port the motion to1 recommit.
The Clerk read as follows:
Mr. DePriest moves to recommit the
bill to the Committee on Appopri.
ations with instructions to that com,
mittee to report the same back forth
with with the following amendment:
“On page 98, line 12. after the fig
ures ‘$220,000” add the following:
‘for construction and completion of a
heat, light and power plant at How,
ard University. $460,000, to be im
mediately available.’ ”
Mr. TAYLOR of Colorado. Mr.
Speaker. I move the previous question
on the motion.
The previous question was ordered.
The question was ordered.
The question was taken; and on a
division (demanded by Mr. DePriest)
there were—ayes 34. no’s 73.
Mr. DePRIEST. Mr. Speaker. I
object to the vote on the ground that
there is not a quorum present.
The SPEAKER. Evidently there is
not a quorum present. The Clerk
will call the roll.
The* question was taken.
Mr. RAINEY. Mr. Speaker. I move
that the House do now adjourn.
Mr. SNELL. Mr. Speaker, may we
have the vote announced!
The SPEAKER. It has developed
there is not a quorum present.
Mr. SNELL. Mr. Speaker, what
was the vote?
The SPEAKER. It is not neces
sary to give that out, so the Parlia,
mentarian informs the Chair, but the
Angry Husband Butchers
Woman Wbo Quarrels
with His Wife
Chair may announce that so far the
vote is—yeas 110, nays 95. There is
not a quorum present.
Mr. DePriest’s maneuvering upset
the Democratic arrangements for the
Holidays and the House convened as
usual at noon on Friday. The session
however, lasted but a few minutes as
the unprecedented action of the Parli
amentarian and Clerks of the House,
in deletion of the record. So as not
to disclose the names of absent mem
bers. precipitated another parliamen.
tary tangle. The assault on the dele
tion was so general that it caused an
other abrupt “adjustment until Tues_
Democratic House leaders were so
provoked at their failure to rush
through the bill without the DePriest
amendment, that they ordered the ar
rest of all absentee members in the
event that a quorum is not present
The first effort to amend the bill
was as follows:
Mr. DePRIEST. Mr. Chairman, I
offer the following amendment.
The Clerk read as follows:
Page 98, line 12, after the figures
“$220,000". add the following: “For
construction and completion of a heat
ing. lighting and power plant for
Howard University, $460,000, to be
Mr. DePriest. Mr. Chairman and
gentlemen of the committee, I would
not present this if it was not an ab_ ;
solute emergency, Howard University
is completing two new buildings
now, and they will be finished some
time this summer.
The present heating plant is anti
quated and obsolete. It is overload
ed about 40 or 60 per cent during this
cold weather. It is only a 100 horse
power plant, and it is unable to do the
The Bureau of the Budget put in
$460,000 to be immediately available
but the Bureau of Budget afterwards
decided to withdraw its support in
favor of the sum in this present ap_
propriation bill. They did that for
the sake of economy.
While I agree that we should ex
ercise economy in every possible way
that we can, it must be remembered
that if this present plant breaks
down that institution will be without
heat and light and without power.
The hospital would be without its
heat and light; you might get light
in an emergency, but it is impossible
to get heat.
The university is spending $225,000
I to build a distributing tunnel. That
| tunnel will soon be completed to the
' site of the new proposed power plant.
I ask you gentlemen and ladies not
to close this institution on a plea of
economy. Howard University is the
only great educational institution in;
this country for our group.
We ask you, since this emergency
has existed and since it was once re
i ported by the Bureau of the Budget,
| to give Howard University an appro,
priation of $462,006 for the express
purpose of building this heat, light,
i and power plant.
These figures were sent over from
the Bureau of Mines as late as Nov
ember. The Bureau of Mines checked
: the figures of the committee as to
| light, heat and power, and they claim
1 it will take $460,000 to do the work.
They ought to know, for they are
the experts for Congress. Some
1 Members thought it might be done for
| less, but I do not think any member
1 of the committee will say that this is
Fight Starts Over 5c piece
An argument over a five cent piece
ended in a murder early Friday morn
ing December 23rd; when Vereal Hall
stabbed his next door neighbor, Jetta
Taylor, to death with a long bladded
dagger, at a “Bridge” party being
held at the home of Joseph Austin
2218 Clark St.
Jetta Taylor who was a roomer in
the Austin home was alleged to have
been fatally slashed when she at
tempted to “take sides” with her land
lady, Opal Austin, who had demanded
that Hall should pay her husband,
(Joseph Austin) a nickel debt requir
ed the day before in order that, she
could buy bread for her babies. This
led to a heated argument between
Jetta Taylor and Dorothy Hall, wife
of the defendant, who chastised the
Taylor woman for “butting in.” where
upon Miss Taylor is said to have
picked up a “coal oil” lamp and struck
Dorothy a powerful blow over the
head causing several cuts and bruis.
es; and also leaving the party in the
dark. Witness say that Hal! who had
won the money in the “Bridge” game
was angered considerably by this
scrimmage and being unable to find
the attacker of his wife in the dark
and smoke filled room, rushed out in
to the yard in search of her where al
so being unsuccessful he returned to
the house to find Miss Taylor calmly
lighting another “coal oil” lamp at
this juncture he is said to have whip
ped out his Jong dagger and to have
slashed the Taylor woman viciously \
several times about the face and body
and then left her gasping for breath.
He is said to have returned after the
Taylor woman had been laid in the
yard for dead and cuffed her about
several times, after which he ran up
towards 24th St., where he was stop
ped by a police officer. The officer
asked what the disturbance was?
Hall said that he had stabbed a wo
man, the officer took the defendant
back to the scene of the crime and
other officers were called in and the
occupants were all taken to the police
station for further questioning by |
Assistant States Attorney Ross L.
Hall who is being represented in
court by Atty. C. Walsh is making a
plea of self defense.
A blood stained knife was said to
have been found in the house and is
to be used as evidence in the trial.
not an emergency.
He will say that he does not think
the Government is able to do that un
der this economy program, and that
we must pay something; but there
are some things where we can not
afford to practice economy, when it
is liable to shut down such an institu.
tion as Howard University or Freed
man’s Hospital. Freedman’s Hospital
is the only public hospital in the city
of Washington where the people of
my group go. We do not happen to
be as favored as the rest of you, be
cause limitations are prescribed. I
appeal to you all not to make it pos
sible that there will be no place where
the sick and the wounded of my group
may be sheltered.
The motion to recommit was 110
yes to 95 nays. The Republicans and
two Democrats vote aye with De_
Priest. The 95 nays were register
ed by Democrats. But because many
Democrats had already left for Christ
mas Holidays they were unable to
muster a quorum. This vote would
American Lynch Spirit Still
Prevails; Mostly in South
2 WHITE VICTIMS
New York, Dee. 23—A record of 11
reported lynchings for the year 1932
represents a decline of three from the
14 reported in 1931, according to sta_
tistics made public today by the Na
tional Association for the Advance
ment of Colored Pedple. (59 Fifth
Only one state. Florida, had two
lynchings during the year. The other
states, which each had one lynching
are: Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Ken
tucky, Louisiana, Ohio, South Caro
lina Texas, and Virginia.
Two of the victims of lynching mobs
were white, the remainder Negroes.
Among the offenses charged to the
mob victims were: quarrel with em_
ployer who formed the lynching mob;
murder; stealing ten dollar bill and
wounding deputy sheriff; quarrel ov_
er pay resulting in shooting; dyna
miting store; insulting white women.
In all cases the mob either hanged
or shot its victim, the body being
subsequently burned in the case of
Henry Woods, lynched at Jasper, Fla.
In making public the figures, Wal
ter White, Secretary of the National
Association for the Advancement of
Colored People said:
“Reported lynchings are three less
this year than in 1931. But satis*
faction at this slight progress must
be temple red by the knowledge that
uasi.legal lynchings, shootings, by
mcml^rs of posses, hasty court trials
with results virtually dictated by
mobs, as in Scottsboro, Alabama, are
little if any better than open and un
ashamed mob murder. The lynching
spirit remains the focal problem of
law enforcement in America.”
The lynchings in their chronolog.
ical order as listed by the National
Association for the Advancement of
Colored People, are:
1. Aged Negro. February. Body
found in pond, Brooksville, Fla.
2. David Tillus, April 1. Crockett
3. Richard Read (white), April 13,
St. Francis, Kansas.
4. Walter Merrick (white) May
31, Princeton, Kentucky.
5. Luke Marion, June 7 Ironton,
6. Henry Woods, June 7, Jasper,
7. Henry Russell, August 29, New
8. Frank Tucker, September 16,
9. Shadrock Thompson, Septem
ber 16, Warenton, Virginia,
10. Henry Campbell, November,
Mullins, South Carolina.
11. Williams House, November 19,
have sent the bill back to the com.
mittee as desired by DePriest, but
Rainey again sought to adjourn the
House—and Speaker Garner in a per
functory count announced a majority
favored adjournment until Tuesday.
“A” RATING GIVEN ATLANTA U.
AND AFFILIATED COLLEGES
New Orleans, La.(CNS) The South
ern Association of Colleges and Sec
ondary Schools at its meeting here
December 1, voted to give Class “A”
rating t? Atlanta University with its
affiliated colleges. Morehouse College
and Spellman College at Atlanta. Ga.
This gives the highest rating of the
Southern Association to the Bachel
or’s degrees conferred by Morehouse
College and Spellman College and to
the master’s degrees conferred by At
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