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THE NEW DEAL IN CITY POUT.
I S MIGHT COME FOR NEGROES
It has been
ss cl that for over
thirty years we
hi\e been domin
ated by certain
in City politics
wh.’ve boasted |
of heinjr fair to I
-Negroes oy ms
pens ng a C'*rfa:n J hnny Horton
few forms of patronage out to a cer
tain few people within our race in
th:* city; this patronage has come by
way of the PRIVILEGE route which
ha* proven a great backset to the pro
rt -- of this community in the way
of legitimate initiative to live by the
**. w t at of thy brow”. Our fine young
men anti women have always been
tr • “goat in the deal" because their
ecb ration hasn’t meant one iota when
it ha* come to making use of their
training in the face of the PATRON
AGE system. So much for this; let’s
turn to another phase at issue and
travel logically to the remedy and
reach a sane conclusion.
• • *
The cure for most of this trouble
will rest in organized support of
those City or prospective City offic
ials who will dispense the City’s em
ployment in a way that hundreds of
worthy men and women of color will
secure positions and jobs; this will
make life worth living.
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We are certain that we’ll come
nearer getting our PRO-RATA of
employment when we put the right
2122 N. 24th St.
men in the City Hall, which will be
the beginning of “THE NEW DEAL
IN CITY POLITICS FOR NEGRO.
ES” in Omaha.
Writer’s Note: Watch this column ev
ery week and you’ll read the tAith
exposed politically, wherever war
ranted, regardless of party connect
JOLI COUR CLUB. GIVES
The Joli Cour Club gave their first
aniversary party, Friday, February
2-t.h at the Masonic Hall. The color
scheme of the evening was Pink and
green, the club colors. A lovely time
v as had by all who attended and
• ’ ey left looking forward to the time
when they will again he the guests
of the Joli Cours.
The Club is a social and art club.
One of the most beautiful gifts made
by a local club for the year of 1932
wps made by the Joli Cour Club.
They have also given many social
affairs during the past year and hope
to give many more during the forth
The guests included: Mesdames J.
Howard, L. Roundtree, S. Weed, E.
McAllister, B. Hunter. M. Nickelson,
A. Matey, C. Davis, V. Blackwell, A.
White, J. Sstrowder, Misses E.
Brooks, F. Hayden, L. Wesley, Messrs
A. Adams, E. Dennis, Win. Mitchell,
D. Harrold, F. Smith, R. West, J.
Overton, A. Woody, Wm. White, A.
Brewers, J. Hunter, J. Smith, J. Stro
der, S. Weed, H. Sheperd, J. Callo.
The Joli Cour Club members are:
Mrs. L. Young, president, who was
dressed in a pea-green semi-formal
Mrs. Young is a wonderful leader and
has made a record hard to beat by our
forth-coming presidents. Mrs. W.
Anderson, vice-president, wore a grey
semi-formal with beige slippers. The
vice-president has never missed a
meeting since the club organized a
year ago. Mrs. R. Overton, secret
ary, was wearing a blue and grey af
ternoon dress. Mrs. Overton has
been a very faithful worker and is
one of the main reasons for the suc
cess of the club. Mrs. B. Hunter, the
treasurer, was dressed in a black and
red spring afternoon dress. She holds
about the most important office, be
cause she handles the money. She
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heard . . . and it is true when you go to
purchase electrical appliances as well as
any other type of merchandise.
Your hardware dealer, electrical dealer,
furniture dealer and others have quality
electrical appliances for sale. When you
wish to buy anything electrical, BUY
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“A Good Citizen Wherever We Serve"
! has also 'been a faithful worker of
the club. She is very accurate and
neat in her work. Miss H. Crossley,
chairman of the floral fund wore a
Miss Crossley keeps the money that
we use for the sick and needy. Mrs.
B. Golden, asst. Secretary proved to
be very able to take care of her dut
ies during our secretaries’ illness.
Mrs. D. Beevens, chairman of the!
sick committee is very dutiful in vis- *
iting the sick. She was dressed in a
blue and wrhite afternoon dress. Mrs.
M. Booth was dressed in a black and
white afternoon dress. It was be
cause of Mrs. Booth that we were
able to give this party because she j
is chairman of the entertainment
committee. Miss L. Brittin, reporter
wore a brown print afternoon frock.
She puts all of the club news in the
paper and lets everyone know what
I we are doing. Mrs. Golden was dress
ed in a blue dress.
NEEDY SOLDIERS HELPED
Mrs. Speece and daughters, Grace
and Erma, Mesdames Nellie Brad
haw, Rose Luckey, William Autry
and Walter Seals assisted Mrs. Mabel
Fields, past president of the Auxil
iary to the Roosevelt Post of the A
merican Legion, in sewing garments
for the needy ex-soldiers and their
families. The material was furnished
by the Red Cross.
MR. AND MRS. GIBSON’S ELDEST
Ray, the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs.
Ray Gibson, died February 15th at
the family home in Tacoma, Washing
ton of acute rheumatism.
Mrs. Gibson will be remembered as
Miss Madeline Roberts, formerly of
MRS. JOHN ADAMS JR. HONORED
Misses Virginia Jackson, and Doro
thy Allen entertained last Thursday
evening with a miscellaneous shower
honoring Mrs. John Adams, Jr., the
former Constance Singleton.
Many beautiful and useful gifts
ALHOA’S GIVE PRE.LENTEN
The popular Alohaites entertained
about 150 guests Monday evening
with a “Tackey Party” at the Mason
ic Temple. Many unique and hard
time costumes were on the parade.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Myers proved
to be the tackiest couple. In fact Mr.
Myers was a complete riot.
Mrs. A. B. Duncan, wife of Dr. A.
A. Dunc.an of Newark, N. J. was call
ed home to Omaha on the account of
the illness of her mother.
Mrs. Duncan, who was formerly
Miss A. B. Greene of this city, is
stopping with her niece, Mrs. G. W.
Dean, 2877 Binney St.
Mrs. Booker Sims of 2621 Erskine
St., is up and able to go back to work.
She has been confined to her home
since February 7th.
MRS. VERA GRAHAM GIVES
Mrs. Vera Graham was the grac
ious hostess to an elaborate birthday
dinner on Friday evening, February
24th. The color scheme was green
and pink. American Beauty roses
were used for the center piece. After
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a #ur course repast, the evening
was spent socially. The most beauti
ful part of the dinner was the birth
day cake, which was a gift to the
hostess. The guests declared that
they had spent a very enjoyable
The guests were: Mr. and Mrs. O.
F. Whitlow, Mrs. Lillian Mills and
Mr. W. M. Fox of Council Bluffs, la.
Miss Lula Williams is leaving for
Lincoln, Nebraska, Saturday, March
4th to visit the State capitol and its
judicial departments and the Univer
BIRTHDAY PARTY GIVEN FOR
LITTLE MISS FAUCETT
Melba Faucett was hostess to sev
enteen young girls on Thursday af
ternoon, February 23rd. The birth
day party was held at the home of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John F.
Faucett, 3231 Corby.
A large birthday cake, lighted with
eleven candles formed a centerpiece
for the dining table.
Prizes were awarded to Otilla Gor
don, Helen Bradshaw, Catherine Bog
gess and Alice Greene for contest
and guessing games.
Melba received many beautiful
gifis and best wishes for many more
Other invited guests present were:
Lois Gordon, Olive Willis, Lola Wil
lis, Flora Ellen Morten, Jacquelin
Luckey, Robbie Mae Edmonson, Joyce
Blair, Betty Jean James, Elberta
Jones, Naomi Black, Theln^ Carter,
Frances Autry, and Louise Gray.
QUARTETTE TO SING
Mrs. Estelle Newland .and .Ruth
Johnson and their quartette will be
presented in the Nazarene Cantata to
be held March 16th at the Zion Bap
tist Church. Misses Helen McWhor
ter and Thelma Harper will be the
accompanists for the cantata.
Doctors are almost always in dan
ger. Many have been assassinated
by enemies for gain. It is not unus
ual for doctors to die of diseases con
tracted and of exposure necessitated
in the line of duty. One of the most
celebrated doctors of the world died
from a mosquito bite while he was
seeking the cause of yellow fever,
and generally doctors die premature
ly as result of exposure and over-ex.
A few months ago, during a flood
in and around Omaha, a young doc
tor was called. Finding that he
could not reach the patient in his car,
this martyr to duty borrowed a horse
and made attempt riding him as the
horse swam amid the rushing tor
rent. After a while the horse made
his way to shore, but the gallant rid
er perished. This is just one of the
thousands of physicians who deserves
a place in the catalogue of heroes,
ven though they remain unsung.
THE LADIES SOCIAL CLUB
The Ladies Social Club had their
meeting at the home, of Mrs. Jones,
1219 V2 Pacific St. Opening with the
club song, “When You Are Smiling”.
Finding Mrs. Jones in bed under the
doctor’s care, her niece, Miss Gant
and Mrs. Moore served a luncheon
after which whist was played. Mrs.
Eva Phillips, first prize and Mrs.
Christine Phillips, booby.
The last meeting of the club was
held at the home of Mrs. Moore, 1218
South 17th St., opening with the club
song. Election of officers was held
with Mrs. Eva Phillpis re-elected for
president, Mrs. Maretha Burton, sec
retary and Mrs. Sarah Bogan, treas
urer. A lovely talk was given by the
president after which dainty luncheon
was served. Whist was played. Mrs.
Sarah Bogan won first prize and Mrs.
Evelyn Jones, booby. Miss Gant
was a visitor. Mrs. Jones was able
to be back with the club. Mrs. Phil
lips, pres. Mrs. Burton, reporter.
ALLEN LOCKE STUDY CLUB
The Aain Locke Study Club will
meet Sunday^ afternoon at the resi
dence of Mrs. Edgar Camper, 2843
Wirt St. All members are urged to
be present. Mrs. Charlotte Crawford
will give a book review. L. L. Mc
THE APPOMATOX CLUB
The Appomatox Social and Relig
ious Club of Bethel AME. Church
held their social meeting at the home
of Mr. Johnson, 2863 Corby St., Fri
day evening, February 24th.
The members and friends spent* a
very enjoyable evening playing var
ious games. The club was highly en
tertained by the president of the club
Mr. Clarence Davis. The Yonng Peo
ple’s Club of Pilgrim Church were al
so the guests. After being served
with a very delicious repast, the guest
all returned to their respective homes
at a very late hour. Mr. Clarence
Davis, pres., Miss Hilda Wood, Sec’y.
The St- John’s Booster Club
The St. John’s Booster Club met
with Mr. and Mrs. Perkins, 2909 N.
25th St., Wednesday night, February
22nd. As has already been mention
ed, tbe club, with the assistance of
several friends and under the direct
ion at Mr. John Woods, is rehearsing
the play, “The Slave Maid of Israel”.
Watch for these notes as it is expect
ed that the premier rendition will be
announced for sometime thjs month.
After the rehearsal, about a dozen
Boosters remained for the club meet
iri?. The members were very grate
ful for the presence of the Pastor anil
wife and for one new member, Mrs.
Louise Scott. Everyone was elated
over the success of our mid.winter
rally which netted the church more
than $850.00 in slightly more than
five weeks, and expressed the desire
to do even more in the next effort.
The meeting adjourned in order to be |
served an appetizing menu by the
M. E. Webb, reporter.
THE JOLI COUR CLUB
The Joli Cour Club was entertain
ed by Mrs. B. Golden, 2419 Willis
Ave. A delicious midnight supper
was served. Last minute plans were
completed fot our anniversary party.
Little baskets with the spirit of val-'
entine were driven by the hostess. Mrs
M. Nickelson substituted for Mrs. M.
Our next meeting will be at the
home of Mrs. Brewer.
THE WISE OWL CLUB
The Wise Owl Club met at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Eddens, 2633
Decatur Thursday night, February
23rd entertained by Mrs. Burton with
a pack house including members and
visitors. Visitors present were: Mes.
dames Edna Smith, Susie Lee and
Mr. Leon Conway, Miss lone Lewis,
Mr. and Mrs, Jones, Mr. and Mrs.
Brown, Miss Beatrice, Mr. Burton
and Mr. Linrod. Prizes were won
by Mrs. Ruby Redman, Charles Rich
ards and Mr. Linrod.
We were very sorry that our treas
urer. Mrs. Smith, could not attend
on account of illness.
This club will be entertained Thurs
day night at 2633 Decatur, by Mr.
Alex Eddens, president. Visitors wel
come. Charles Richards, reporter.
The Community Civic Improvement
Club held their regular meeting at
the Catholic Community Center 2421
Grant St., last Monday night, Febr
Their next meeting will be at the
same place next Monday night March
6th. The Club is sponsoring their
1st annual dance and program “which
promises to be the Season’s greatest
attraction” on Monday evening, Mar
ch 13th. Ted Adams orchestra will
feature Miss Dorcas Jones who will
entertain for them on that evening.
HOLDS MEETING FOR CANDI
South 16th Street business men held
a meeting at 713 South 16th St., Wed
nesday evening, March 1st for H. H.
Harper, who is a candidate for city
Robert Lawrence, chairman of the
H. H. Harper for City Commissioner
Club, is predicting that he will be a
mong the fourteen nbminated.
EARL WEBERG. 17 YRS. OF AGE
3 YEARS; LEROY GILLIUM 15
YRS. OF AGE, 4 YRS. AT
KEARNEY REFORM SCHOOL
SAYS DOUBLE CROSSED BY
February 15th, 1933.
The Following Allegations I am in a
Position To Prove
January 24th, 1933, a little girl 6
years of age, by the name of Loma
Bath, while playing near her home,
2208 North 30th St., around the hour
of 6 p. m„ was enticed by two White
boys, by the names of Wleberg and
Gillium, to follow them under the
pretence that each would give her a
nickel. The mother of the girl of a
Colored woman, had gone to work.
The boys lived in the same neighbor
hood, and had known the girls since
The child followed the boys to a
certain spot in the old brick yard,
near 30th and Lake Sts.
At the trial the mother had to testi
fy for her daughter, because the child
was too young to take an oath. The
boys have admitted to their guilt,
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and they have further stated that
they had been talking of having an
-, passing, seeing this girl, it
came into their minds to take her
and have some fun. At the spot
where the girl was taken was near
the home of one of the boys. Inci
dently the mother of one of the boys
Wanted her son for something and
called him, which ended their inten
tions. Had this not happened, the
writer is not in a position to forecast
-what damage might have
The trial is over. The boys were not
placed on the witness stand. The
boys were held in the Riverview home
pending sentence by the Judge. R.
C. Price, Chairman has succeeded in
having the boys sent to the Reform
school at Kearney, Nebraska, after
being doubled crossed by members of
the Legal Redress Committee, NAA
CP. Omaha Branch. Out of a com
mittee of six there were only two who
stood up with Mr. Price. That did
not stop the courage of this gallant
man, he plowed over this committee,
had the boys placed in the Reform
school, burying his committee alive.
Mr. Price was told by a race wom
an working in the Juvenile Depart
ment, that it would not be the best
policy to have these boys sentenced
to the Reform school, because it will
react as a repisal in bringing to light
a rape case committed by a member
of our group. The Juvenile Depart
ment refuses to give Mr. Price the
name of this man. Stating, “The
mother did not chose to prosecute,
because she did not want this stain
traveling along in life with her
child.” The Juvenile Department ex
hibited a scarecrow, “We fear racial
To this scarecrow, Mr. Price re
plied, “If there is such as that on file
this man should be prosecuted’” “We
do not want crimes of that nature
covered up on our group.” “We want
justice dispensed indiscriminantely.”
“Swing the axe of justice up and
down, right and left, knock down
whomsoever may be in your path.
WIESLEY JONES, M. D.
Maxie miller writes
(The Literary Service Bureau)
(Note: For advice, write to Maxie
Miller, care of The Literary Service
Bureau, 516 Minnesota Avenue, Kan
sas City, Kansas. For personal reply
send self-addressed, stamped envel
Maxie Miller: I don’t know wheth
er to call you “Miss” or “Madam”,
but you seem to be up on all our
problems, so it don’t matter. How
ever, I am a miss and “thereby hangs
a tale.” I have missed many good
opportunities but never married. I
loved once, but the man was poor and
uneducated, then I wanted to accum
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“SATIRE IN BROWN”
by Gordon V. Garwin
(Zenith City Publishers, 616 East 4th
St., Duluth, Minnesota)
* * *
“Satire in Brown” is somewhat dif
ferent from the usual run of racial
books that I have been commenting
upon during the past two year§. In
style it is strictly humorous and while
it covers the entire gauntlet of racial
subjects it does so in parables.
* * u.
There is hardly a racial element
but what is the basis of some sketch
and we can well imagine the fun the
author has in being able to bring out
a moral while poking fun at, and
showing up many weaknesses of the
race, and individuals, yet doing so in
a manner that would cause each real
life personage to laugh at his own
* * *
This little book, (it’s hardly more
than a pamphlet,) is one to be read
when you are all tired out and dis
couraged from actually living the role
of a member of the “downtrodden”
race, causing you to laugh away your
real troubles, focusing attention on a
problem and by a parable that mak
es your own troubles seem childish.
* * *
Judging by the humorous and des
criptive manner by Gordon V. Gar
win has written “Satire in Brown”,
I would be keenly interested in spend
ing an evening devouring a novel on
racial life from his pen.
* * *
For fifty cents every member of
the family will get a good laugh out
of “Satire in Brown”.
* * *
—Clifford C. Mitchell.
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