The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, February 18, 1933, Image 1
ADAMP-SINGLETON MARRIAGE ANNOUHCT -0 ^ 0 —0 0 0 0— —0 0 0 0— ^ O 0 0 38.000 ~<d The Only Paper of Its m w iyipl*■ >.**&£* The 0«hi Guide Kind West of the tray Week _ Missouri River /JUSnS/ESHITf HEW TO THEJffff \ VOL. VI. Omaha, Nebraska, Saturday, February 18,1933__Number Fifty Two— 1 r«*« In I “fflStSTfflfij ''-ms Ntws" I i1 BROADCASTED X Every Week Iron this Column y By CLIFFORD C. MITCHELL ? PRISONS ANl) PRISON ERRS • * • “Say, Buddy, Have you heard all about-*?” Prisons the country over are ail alike in one respect—the breeding and spreading of gossip by its inmates. Perhaps, in a measure this is a natural result, especially when you consider that within a pris on the chief topic of the day, usual ly, ia centered around the menu for the next meal, or the title of the next show. • • • Whatever the cause, there is »o way of avoidirs; at some time during the day, hearing a score or more of idle rumors and bits of gossip. If you show- no mterest in such tales the bearer J them will only talk the loud er in order to attract the ear of some other listener, and try as you may to avoid it, you cannot escape from the tongue at the gossiper. ■ • • * About once in a hundred times seme rumor will later prove out to be true and for this one bit of correct inform ation you are forced to listen to, di gest and discard ninety-nine other choice bits of scandal or advance in formation. It is nothing unusual to hear a loud conversationalist admit, quite confi dentially of course, that he was talk ing to “So and So” and “So and So” told him stra ght that another “So and So” did is or will be doing so and so. And if by any chance the conversationalist did not receive such information verbally he either re ceived the news in a letter or he read h in some paper, which incidentally no one else has either seen or heard of. • • • If. by some fortunate chance, your conversationalist is rot in a talkative r..ood he is very easily aroused by this simple query: “What’s the latest news?” He v ' Ar sSart off by saying _ that he really don’t know anything but ju=-t by .aident be over heard a cor.venation and .while he will admit that he doesn’t know how true the information is he can be re lied upon to unwind a lengthy and ^»ky bit of gossip, and will usually wind up with the admonition not to repeat the information for no one is supposed to know anything about it.” • • • Just why gossip should be such a popular “within the walls” pastime is somewhat of a mystery. At best it does not reflect very creditably upon the analytical intelligence of those who dispense such gossipy tales for most of them can be definitely dis carded and classed as pure fiction by just applying a moment’s thought to the supposed facts and the source from which the tale originated. • • • The situation seems somewhat sim ilar to the pre-Depression days of the booir. *»t stock market when thous ands of people were putting their money into stocks merely on the strength cf some rumor, tip. hunch or deliberately designed bit of propa ganda without giving a bit of thought or makvr.? »ny analysis of the act ual conditions behind a certain stock * • • At last the day of reckoning arriv ed and those who had made tempor ary gairs simply by acting on the au tomatic waves of financial hysteria were wiped out. And while prison ers will not suffer financially by their hits of gossip there will come a day when they will find themselves handi Suicide Attempts To Kill Mother of 2 Marriage of Popular Young Couple Held ‘ Secret for 18 Months ==^^====“ capped because their reputation for veracity will be somewhat doubtful and their every utteranaa will be greatly discounted. * * * It may be that as long as there are prisons these idle rumors and gossip ing tales will be floating around and it may be impossible to avoid hearing them but at least we can digest them and shift the truth from the exagger ation and—NEVER REPEAT THEM. THE NEGRO BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL MEN’S CLUB The Negro Business and Profes sional Men’s Club met at the Urban League, Friday, February 7th. The social committee entertained the members with a smoker. About twen ty business men were present. Plans were laid for the Trade Week being sponsored by the House wives League. The plans call for a mass meeting at Zion Baptist Church February 19th at which time a pro. .'iam will be sponsored telling about various reasons why you should r. ize Negro business. An army th.rty speakers will go out to the . . r' uis churches and make pleas for •p-TV'rt of the enterprises of our > The meeting Friday night v : in Igne a round table discussion n « ulema r shin This discussion will led by Mr. J. C. Carey. HEY WOOD BROUN URGES NEGRO PLAYERS IN BIG LEAGUES New York, Feb.—Negro ball play ers ought to be given a chance on he teams in the big leagues accord ing to Heywood Broun, famous col umnist for the New York World Telegram and other Scripps-Howard newspapers. In his column of Febr uary 7, Mr. Broun says: “If the bi(g! leagues ' magnates want color why don’t they seek it among the semi professional Negro teams of New York. Chicago and the other large [cities of America? I can see no rea son why Negroes should not come in to the National and American Leagu es. If Negroes are eailyd upon to bear the brunt of competition when America meets the world in an inter national meet, it seems a little silly to say that they cannot participate in a game between the Chicago White Sox and the St. Louis Browns.” Jimmy Powers, of the sport staff of the New Y’ork Daily News also took up the cudgels for ^Negro play ers in the big leagues. The News had its inquiring reporter to ask six people Friday were they opposed to Negro players in the big leagues and five of them, including one man said he was born and reared in the south, said they would like to see Ne^groes on big league teams. NAACP. PROTESTS N. Y. HOTEL BARRING VISITING ATHLETES New York, February—The NAACP has protested to Charles L. Orn stein. manager of the Paramount Ho tel. near the Times Square district, against the barring of Eugene Beat ty and Munice Walton, two members rf the Michigan Normal College track team which competed here February 4, in the Millrose games. The hotel not only refused the men rooms, but ordered them to cease visiting in the rooms of their white teammates and to leave the hotel by the freight elevator and the back door. The nec essity of the athletes returning promptly to Michigan prevented a suit being brought against the hotel ■ under the Nw York civil rights act. Mrs. Anna Jones of 2107 Ohio St., announces the secret marriage ef her daughter, Constance B. Singleton to Atty. John Adams, Jr. Miss Singleton and Atty. Adams were married on the 3rd day of Sept ember 1931. during the noon hour by Rev. Charles Bready of the First Methodist Church at his home, 104 North 31st Avenue. The only per-, sons present were Rev. Bready, his wife and son and the bride and groom. EXHIBITION OF DEAD BODY IS CALLED MIDDLE AGE BARBAR * ISM New Yrk, Feb.—The proposal of Solicitor W. Gist Finley of York, S. C„ to exhibit the dead body of Will Sanders, 16. on the court house steps after the boy is hanged, March 3, was branded ‘Middle Age Barbarism’ by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in a sharp telegram of protest Sent today to Governor Ibra C. Blackwood of South Carolina. The association has asked attorneys n South Carolina to examine the case Sami rs to see if there are not still some legal steps which can be- taken :n bis behalf. He is said to have eon r' 'il,to murderirg a white woman. The t; legram to Governor Blackwood • - signed fay Walter White, secre. :'ary*of the Association and stated: “The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has Associated Press n -ws dispatch which read with amazement and horror and states that Solicitor W. Gist Finley of York, S. C.. has announced that the dead body of a sixteen year old Negro boy, sentenced to hang for murder on March 3, will be exhibited on the court house steps at York as a deterrent to crime. This associa tion and all decent white and colored people, north and south, brand this plan as a ghoulish relic of Middle Age barbarism. There are instances where outlaw mobs have staged pub lic exhibitions of this nature, but it remains for an elected official, charg ed with enforcement of the law to propose in the name of the law, a bar baric display unrivalled in modern enlightened civilization. We call up on you as chief executive of the state to peremptorily order the abandon ment of this plan which cannot but bring shame upon the name of South Carolina.” WINS DRIVERS CONTEST Worthington Williams, driver for the Kimball Laundry Co. announces that he won the Drivers Contest being sponsored by the Laundry. Omaha Guide, Omaha, Nebr.—--1 A Scottsboro Stalker defense meet ing will be held in Ahamo at 21st and Cuming Sts., Wednesday, February 22nd 8 p. m. At this meeting the speakers will stress the Scottsboro case on which new and convincing evidence has been presented (This is a letter from Ruby Bates, in which she completely exonerates the boys.) The pending deportation of George Stalker, Communist Organizer, who is being deported to Scotland for his activities on behalf of the working class, both Negro and White (In fact his case arose out of the fact that, he went to the defense of a Negro who was falsely charged) will be linked up with the thousands of oth er deportations taking place during this, the greatest and far reaching crisis in the history of capitalism. Stalker himself will be the main speaker, and we hope there will be a large turnout of Negroes present. The meeting will be held under aus pices of The International Labor De fense. Everybody welcome' Sue Stalker, International Labor Defense Many Notables On Inter-Racial Program FRANK WILSON, “PORGY” IN RADIO SERIAL Frank Wilson, who plays the roU of Jasper DeVoid in the Octavus Roy Cohen mystery serial, sponsored by Westing-house on an NBC coast to coast network, is one of the leading colored players of the country. He has had a long record of suc cesses in this country and abroad, particularly in the title role of Porgy. His last staice success was in Elmer Rice’s play, ’‘We, the People.” In his climb up the ladder to the theatrical summit Mr. Wilson has overcome a great many obstacles in the way of artistic recognition. His father and mother died while he was yet a baby. Reared in an institution he has made his way without the us ual encouragement and help that is the lot of those more fortunate. He has been self-educated to a great degree. He served for 15 years as a mail carrier in New York. He wrote Negro playlets, he played in Harlem theatres, he entertained aud iences between film shows. He play ed bits on Broadway shows. Then came his chance as under study to Jules Bledsoe in the play, “In Abraham’s Bosom”. He took Bledsoe’s part one night after an al tercation between the player and the management, then scored a hit. lhen came rorgv and wit* it, tn* title role to Mr. Wilson. He played in many cities of the United States, then went to Tendon, where his suc cess was repeated. Wh:le in England, he played “Jim Farris” in “All God’s Chilluns Got Wings”. again scoring a hit. Then back to the United States, where he payed “Marius Harvey in “Sweet Chariot”, a play written of the exploits of Marcus Garvey. Next came “We. The People.” Now this player brings all his ex perience and perfected artistry into part, written for him by Octavus Roy Cohen. The stage’s loss is radio gain | id is another indication into t.his new dramatic medium and find ing in it an outlet for dramatic ex pression. A $300 CASH INVESTMENT YIELDS $48,000 INCOME Wiston.Salem, NC. (CNS) H. C. Jones, local Negro farm agent in a report to Dean I. O. Staub, head of the Agricultural extension service at North Carolina College at Raleigh states that upon his appointment as special garden agent to work among unemployed Negroes last spring, he took $150 provided by the extension service and a similar amount appro priated by the city of Winston-Sal em and developed a community in come of more than $47,000. Agent Jones reports that he work ed for about three months giving su pervision to a gardening project a mong residents. During that time 2.068 gardens were arranged with adults and 3,230 among boys and girls. Of all the plots planted, about 37 per cent was good gardens and 42 per cent medium. Twenty-one per cent was classed as poor. The cost per garden averaged $6.16 and the average value of the veget ables produced in each garden amount ed to $15. This left a profit of $8.84 to the garden with a profit per acre of $176. 80. The total profit from the ven ture amounted to $46,860.84, figuring the vegetables at the current market prices then existing. • * C. R. Hudson, of N. C. State Col lege. in charge of extension work a mong Negroes, said this example of aiding a helpless people to help them selves had proved of great value as an object-lesson over North Carolina and will stimulate more work of this kind in 1933. THE HALL-MARK OF THE ANTI SOCIAL MAN Richmond, Va., (CNS) The Times Dispatch, a daily newspaper in Rich mond, Virginia, has a columnist, Thomas Lomax Hunter, who believes in “The Brotherhood of Man” and preaches that doctrine. Recently he addressed the brotherhood of the Sec ond Baptist Church in this city and declared that the man who does unto others as he would have others do un to him will give his brother no offense Said he, “I have often been struck with the fine natural tolerance of your race.” “I have spoken to Cath. olics, Jews and Unitarians, but this is the first invitation I have had to | address a Protestant congregation. I am pleased but not surprised that it has come from my colored brother, j Mr. Hunter defined the meaning of' the word brotherhood, as he believes j in it, and outlined the qualities nec essary to a congenial association be tween two peoples. No other race has displayed such a genius for ac commodating itself to strange sur roundings, the speaker declared. Mr. Hunter’s address, in part fol lows: 0 i Deneve in tne universal Drotner hood of man. “I am too fraternal to join frater nities. Most fraternities are exclus ive rather than inclusive. A man need not know certain grips and pass words to be my brother. It is enough that he 'is a fellow-traveller with me on this journey which we call life. “What I object to patroitism as a virtue is that it sings out one coun. 1 try to love, and manifests that love by looking at all other countries with jealousy and suspicion. “What I object to racial pride is that it is not generally content to cherish the virtues of its own race, but generally looks with hostility at other races. “The effort of the colored man to find a place for himself inside the white man’s rather jealous civiliz ation has immensely interested me. “I have looked on that effort with the keenest sympathy and interest, j “The colored man has accomplished a miraculous success in an almost im possible situation. No other race has such a genius for compromise and ac-t commodation. “T ou have adopted the white man’s manners, morals and religion. The great majority of your race in its na tive continent of Africa have become followers of Allah, but Mohammed anism is just another Syrian religion and springs from that race of Semitac nomads which gave the world three of its great religions. “I adopting the Christian religion you accept the doctrine of the broth erhood "of man founded on the father hood of God. The most comprehensive state ment of man’s social duty is contained ! in what we call the Golden Rule. The man who does unto others as he would have others do by him will give his brother no offense. “But this willingness to give one’s approval to one’s neighbor must be accompanied with no requirement of conformity. I must not recognize as my neighbor only those people who have my politics, my religion, my col or, or my race. “The itch to make all men in one’s own image is the hall-mark of the antisocial man. Such a man loves only himself or the image of himself. From such men are recruited the whole pest ilent brood that goes about persecut ing and torturing men to make them just like the reformer. “I have often been struck with the fine natural tolerance of your race. Your religion is not filled with the rancor of petty doctrinal differences. I have always found you "willing to live and let live. You have honored me with an invitation to speak to your brotherhood without asking me to submit my religious beliefs to any board of theological censors. I have spoken to Catholics, Jews and Unit arians, but this is the first invitation RACE RELATION PROGRAM OPENED THURSDAY MORNING A tty. S, Joe Brown Guest Speaker Under the direction of Miss Rachel Taylor, executive secretary of the YWCA, and the public affairs com mittee, many groups enjoyed an in teresting program on race relation ship Thursday. At the 10:30 session of the confer ence, Atty. John Adams presided at ■which time Mr. Ballard Dunn, editor j of the Journal of Progress and Mr. W. R. Watson, managing editor of the World Herald, spoke on “Interracial Attitude of the Press”. Mr. Dunn, in part, spoke on the de sire of the press to promote better re lationship in the community at all times. In suming up the general at titudes where prejudice exists, he said, even though the Negro is un der constant pressure, he as making splendid progress. Mr. Watson spoke of the press as ] a friendly agent to the community and lauded the many outstanding Ne gro leaders. Among those was the late Rev. John Albert Williams. At tne noon luncheon. Kabbi David ! Goldstein was the speaker. At 2 p, m. the sjleakers wore. Mr. Charles C. Cravat, professor of English at the Creighton University and Atty. H. J. Pinkeft. 3:45 p. m. Rev. Lawrence L. Plank spoke. At 6:30 p. m. Mr. Sam Caldwell spoke of race prob lems. At 8 p. m. the main event of the conference was the guest speaker Attorney S. Joe Brown of DesMoin. es. Ia. Mr. Brown is one of the outstand ing lawyers of the country and retir ing Chairman of the Interracial Com mission. His subject was ‘Pecert Developments of Inter-racial Move ments”. I have had to address a Protestant congregation. I am pleased but not surprised that it has come from my colored brothers. “The moral as well as the civic im portance of the work you are doing is hard to exaggerate. The principles you are teaching, the spirit you are inculcating, help materially to make Richmond a better and safer city.” HOLDING CORPSE FOR FUNERAL EXPENSES ALLOWED BY COURT Richmond, Va., (CNS) A. D. Price. Jr., a local undertaker of this city was recently haled into court charg ed with being disorderly in that he had “without right or authority unlaw fully obtained possession of a dead body and unlawfully held and detain ed same for debt claimed due him.” Justice T. Gray Haddon before whom the case was tried in police court ruled however, that: “refusal to relinquish a corpse to members of the bereaved family until a debt con tracted for the preparing for burial is paid does not constitute “disorderly conduct.” There are statutes in Virginia, how ever, which limit the time a body may be held without burial, and if the body is not buried within this time the court will then consider the case on its merits, Judge Hadden de cided. Price faced Judge Hadden on a war rant sworn out by Johnnie Johnson, charging him with being disorderly in that he had “without right or au thority unlawfully obtained posses sion of the dead body of Annie Lee Johnson and unlawfully held and de tained same for debt claimed due him by Johnnie Johnson,” Price produced a contract in court which showed that Johnson had a. greed for him to handle the funeral of the dead woman, who died at the city home Thursday. According to Price he went to the home, obtained the body, and embalmed it. After this work had been done John son changed his mind about under takers and assigned another to take charge of the body. Price refused to give the body to his competitor until Johnson had paid $30, $25 for em balming and $5 for having moved the ANGERED DECORATOR SPAT TERS BRAIN ON CEILING ATTEMPTS TO KILL LADY FRIEND Monday morning about 9 a. m. the community was aroused by shots fir ed by Walter Stevens, painter and decorator of 2321 North 27th Ave., when he shot Mrs. Mattie Russell, a friepd, where he was visiting at 2519 Parker St., and killed himself. Seemingly an argument took place at the home of Mrs. Russell while she was preparing breakfast. Stevens shot Mrs. Russell in the right arm. which was later amputated by Dr. Lovely at the Covenant Hospital, then evidently thinking he had kilfed Mrs. Russell, turned the gun on himself and shot his brains out. It is alleged that Mrs. Russell and Stevens had been friends for some time and an argument ensued over the denied admittance of Mr. Stevens into her home. Mrs. Russell is the mother of two small children, Martha 8 years old, and Johnny 6 years old, who were in school at the time of the shooting. The body of Stevens was taken to the J. D. Lewis Funeral Home. body. Considerable delay was caused while the defense produced witnesses to prove that the contract was valid. Judge Hadodn said that the contract had been broken by the father it was necessary "that Price ~be paid his bill, and that he had the right to hold the body until a settlement was made. -! S. W. GREEN RE-ELECTED INSURANCE HEAD New Orleans, La. (CNS) S. W. Green was reelected President of the Liberty Industrial Life Insurance Company here last week. Mr. Green has served in this capacity since 1924 and was one of the early charter members of the company. 0 - O Lessons In Poetry 0 - o A WARNING by R. A. Adams (The Literary Service Bureau) You may laugh at mother’s tears, At her anguish and her fears, Her anxiety, for you, But this you will sadly rue. Cause your parents’ hearts to bleed, Waste while they may suffer need, But, some day, will laugh, also, Your own children, at your woe! To your parents be unkind, But you’ll ultimately find, Will your children deal with you, As you have been wont to do. It has been, will ever be, Such the doleful penalty; So, lest such shall be your fate, Take this warning, ere too late. THE PATH OF LIFE by R. A. ADAMS (The Literary Service Bureau) The path of life has never been Easy to tread. More true it is, as oftentimes It hath been said, Those who attain-the heights sublime, Life’s steep acclivities must climb! Life’s battles never have been won By sitting down; No laggard ever did obtain A victor’s crown; But such has been reward of those Who win ’gainst forces that oppose. Successful voyage never was. Nor e’er shall be, Sailing along, with gentle breeze On placid seas: Who in things worthwhile would avail Must drive his ship against the gale!