Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19?? | View Entire Issue (May 13, 1933)
ENRAGED MAN SHOOTS WIFE " TIMES
-0-0-0-0- -0-0-0-0— -0-0—0-0- -0-0-0_0_-0_0_0_0_
JflJNNi People Read leb The Only Paper of Ks
Hie Omaha Guide Kind West of thev
Ivery Week Missouri Rivet
VOL. VII.— Omaha, Nebraska, Saturday, May 13, 1933. _Number Twelve.
Tune In I
!; “ "DIGESTING j
': rite NEWS"!
| BROADCAST!.!* !
> Every Week froa tkU Colomc )
J By CLIFFORD C. MITCHELL ’
A good stuoy of economies can be
bad by any on*.who closely follows,
record* and digests the daily events
< ver * period of months or years.
Here >s a note or two from my own
• • • *
Congrt-s and the vsr oa* state leg
islatures. in some instances with
seeming haste, have passed practic
ally all of the appropriation bills, and
deC.nite arangemenU made for reliev.
in* unemployment by the expenditure
of hundreds of millions of dollars in
» • • x
Those who havs been employed
have been dismissed wherever it was
possible, whJe the remaining employ,
ea had their wages cot to the bone.
• • *
All the financial institutions were
gone over with a fine tooth comb.
Frozen assets and liquid assets be
came household terms. Withdrawing
of deposits and bo rowing on insurance
policies were restricted, while she
**hoarding’* campaign relieved the
commoner with the few golden assets
• « •
Tempers*? moratorium became
popular and all debts, generally, were
extended. But now the master minds,
seemingly, enter and while everybody
and everything is picked clean and to
present the commoner from sharing
m the increased expenditures about
to be made, m new device is thrust
upon the people.
• • •
They call it the natural law of sup.
ply and demand—commodity prices
go up and the dollar goes down. Me.
thinks it is a law of cupidity and stu
• • •
And to keep the peoples minds di
verted from serious thinking on the
subject the press is filled with other
thought-provoking subjects and the
commoners are *11 stirred up with
racial and factional prejudices.
• • •
Through it all the Negro is mere,
ly a pawn. The emotions of millions
of people are spent in kicking, abus
ing. denying and humiliating tbe Ne
gro while the latter keeps the pot
hoiLng by throwing oombustiblue mat.
erial upon the flames.
• • •
Our press is filled with outrages,
divorces, scandals, protests, anti-mo
vements. “Back to the Farm”, “Back'
to the South” and every other form
of sensational development^. We now
to concentrate on a campaign of
%£sack to our Senses” and get our
Or nds on the everyday realities of
tfe if we expect our race to progress.
• • •
In this world today, and America
in particular, conditions are too ser
ious for tho Negro to be wasting his
time chasing fantasies caused by A.
mericanized propaganda, hokum and
Cutting Affray In Apex Pool Hall
SALEM BAPTIST CHURCH TO
HONOR NEW PASTOR AND
Salem Baptist Church, 22nd and
Seward Sts., will honor their newly ]
elected pastor and wife, Rev. and Mrs 1
E. W. Anthnoy, with Recognition Ser
vice starting Monday, May 15th and
ending on Sunday evening. May 22nd. ■
There will be a special program
each evening of the week and three
programs on Sunday.
R. C. PRICE, NAACP. PRESIDENT
DELIVERS ADDRESS AT COM.
M UNITY CENTER
On Sunday May 7th at the Mid
City Community Center, R. C. Price,
newly elected President of the Omaha
branch of the NAACP. made his In
troductory Address before members
and friends of the organization. Mr.
Price gave an outline of the activities
for the coming year and the things
that would be expected of the various
officials and committees, which will
| include mass meeting on the South
side *t least once a month. His speech
in part was as follows:
I shall endeavor to do everything
within my power to not breach your
trust. I fully realize my task. At a
t me when the governments of the
world can scarcely balance their bud
gets, at » time when we are clamped
| in a vise of depression so tightly, no
one can predict when we will be re
leased. at a time when business* is at
ita lowest ebb, and at a time when
I the circulation of money is almost out
| of the hands of the common people.
We love the NAACP. because it is«
the only weapon of defense we have
in this country. We shall sacrifice,
and do everything within our power,
to keep the spirit of the NAACP. a.
live in this community, and as your
president, I shall always stand for
the rights and protection of my peo
It has so happened that I was elect
ed President of the Branch, without
any canvassing on my part. There
was no group seeking to put me over
as President of this branch. I was e
lected, because it was the wishes of
the majority. I come with hands un
tied. I have no enemies to punish, no
group to reward, I come to serve the
people, all of my people, to the best
j of my ability.
BEAUTY SCHOOL TO OPEN ON
I First of Its Kind in This Section
of the Country
Perhaps the greatest surprise to
I the Negro Business World of Omaha
is the announcement that the North
! Side Beauty School will open it*
j doors at the beautiful fourteen room
I mansion located at the Northwest
corner of 22nd and Ohio Streets,
which has been thoroughly renovated
and remodelled to suit every need of
efficiency. The formal opening will
be Thursday evening, May 18th, be
ginning at 4:00 p. m. All citizens of
our community are cordially invited
to attend Free souvenirs will be given
This school opens under state sup
ervision with licensed instructors and
a full 1.000 hour course, as is demand
ed by the Nebraska Board of Cosmet
ology, will be taught.
The primary object of this school
will be for the future success of its
Aside from the technical knowledge
which is required by all State Boards
the North Side graduates will be
thoroughlv'trained in the art of perm
anent waving, marcel waving and fin
ger waving all types of hair.
GETS IN TROUBLE AGAIN
Cab Calloway and his orchestra
played last Wednesday in Louisville
for 14.000 nersons, 9,000 of whom
were colored dancers. The dancers
payed more than $7,000 to enjoy the
snappy tunes. It is said that Cab
himself, was amazed at the crowd. A j
movement is being started to stop
nationally acclaimed orchestras from
coming to the Kentucky city and tak
ing away such large sums of money
during the economic crisis. One Ne
gro business man said he did not be
lieve that anywhere in America could
there be found 9,000 Negroes out of
a population of 47,000 who would pay
80 cents to enjoy themselves while
slowly being pushed out of commerce
and industry. and starved to death, j
The storm of protest coming from
Louisville leaders recalls to Durham
ites the recent spectacle caused by
Cab’s appearance there.
with Our Lawmakers
THE NEBRASKA LEGISLATURE
. by 0. J. BURCKHARDT
These are the last notes, as far as
I now know, that I shall write this j
session. The adjournment has been
moved from Monday, 5 p. m. to Tues
day noon and it is now Tuesday, 8
p. m. and we have not yet adjourned.
It is believed however, before the sun
shins Wednesday that the 49th ses
sion of the Statp Legislature will
have adjourned and the prospective
candidates for governor will have re
turned to their orchards in Union and
to Boyard to their white faced cattle
and some to law offices and even
farms. How many of this present set
ting will ever return to the Legisla
ture hall of Nebraska is now problem
atic. It is certain .some of them who
come in with the Democratic landslide
will never have a chance to slide in
again. Banning (d) of Union said
that considering the inexperienced
men who knew nothing about the ma
chinery of the Legislature work and
the general condition of the country
and the many difficult problems that
he thought the work of the legislature
was very good. He said the Legisla
ture cut $3,500,000 off of the amount
raised by taxes to pay expenses of
the state government. We cut down
auto regulation $1,500,000. We reduc
ed County officers 16 percent which
will save taxpayers much money.
Then we are assured of having a state
fair this year.
The claim bill was passed which de
fers real estate taxes from May 1st
to July 1st.
mi me piciuuinaiics 'iui wiuumg
up the business of the session were
attended to including the authorizing
of Harry Bradley to act as custodian
of the senate. Meut. Jurgensen was
complimented upon his fairness in
ruling and was also given the flag
and gavel. McCarter, speaker pro
tem of the senate, was also given a
gavel and complimented for his work.
Harry Bradley, the Negro custodian
of the state senate and who has given
30 years service to the capitol and
has not missed a Legislative session,
in 30 years was,paid the highest trib
ute by the members of the 119th ses
sion of the Legislature and a motion
was made that his future work should
be the care of the Senate chamber
The senate also paid high tribute to
the writer of this article and the
same will make part of the record of
the 49th session of the state Legisla.
Gov. Bryan delayed the closing of
the session by asking for a change of
the banking law.
The bill sponsored by Karl Kehm
two years ago creating a Douglas
Man Badly Cut in Argu
ment Over Game
John Green, 2626 Blondo St., was
laying a game of pool with Charles
smith, Tuesday at the Apex Poolhall
1847 North 24th St., when an argu
nent started between Green and an
)ther party named Monroe Wilburn
if 1813% N. 23rd St.
Wilbur drew a knife and cut Green
:ausing the following injuries: lacer
ations on the right shoulder, left
shoulder, back of head and mouth.
Green was taken to the office of
Dr G. B. Lennox by Bert Moore of
1818 North 25th St., where he was
attended for the above injuries.
Wilbur was booked for investiga
tion by Detectives Birch. Rose, E. A.
Mathews, U. S. Jenkins and officers
Victor and Belitz.
Two pocket knives were taken from
County deputy field assessor was a
In the 16 percent cut in county em
ployees salaries this does not effect
those who draw $1,000 a year or less.
The eelction bill H. R. 400 sponsor
ed bv Election Commissioner McHugh
of Douglas County was finally pass
There were differences that arose
between legislators both in the house
and senate, but in the closing of this
49th session, it was one of the most
congenial I have ever witnessed these
years I have been associated with the
work and this was especially true re
garding the parting of the senators.
This 49th session of the Nebraska
Legislation passed, some laws that
will be helpful to our race group. The
non-employment of the married wom
en’s bill; the old age pension; the re
districting in which Johnny Owen,
our representative from Douglas,
proved his worth and value to the
race he represnted.
I shall now close my Legislative
notes Tuesday, May 9th.
Dr. Lennox j
On the Job |
This Leter was sent to Harry
April 24, 1933
Mr. Harry Knudsen,
2910 North 58th St.,
Observing that your name is listed
seeking the office of city commission
er with any number of other men
who have expressed themselves fav
orably in regards to giving the Col
ored citizens of Omaha their pro-rata
of employment in different depart
ments, working in behalf of this
group. I should like to know your
viewpoint regarding same.
We are desirous of supporting only
those candidates who are willing to
give us if they are elected, a fair con
sideration and our full prorata of em
ployment in all departments of the
city that we help to support by tax
ation or franchise.
We are sure you realize the endur
ing popularity of a public man seek
ing office is due to the fact that he
can be relied and depended upon in
the time of need.
A fairness and justice to all sup
porters will greatly aid any candid
ate, and we should like to know what
consideration of employment will be
given to this group if you are elect
ed as one at our city commissioners.
Thanking you very mueh for your
viewpoint and information, regarding
24th & Lake Residents
Thrown Into Panic By
. .. —. -'■■■■. «
this matter, I am,
Dr. G. B. •-ennox, Pres.,
Omaha Working Men's Com.
Copies of this letter were sent to
Frank F>ost, Dan Butler, Harry
Trustin, Frank Myers and Roy N.
j April 24, 1933
I wrote you a few weeks ago, al
lowing I am sure, sufficient time for
you to make a statement, or give your
honest opinion regarding same. I do
n'ot know whether this is an oversight
on your part, but take (for granted it
has been. I am sure one seeking pub
lic office depending upon all citizens
regardless of race, creed or color for
support, would not overlook any whom
he thought would be of assstance to
I am not a politician, or in the pol
itical game, but have sufficient weight
to be of assistance or perhaps to
some extent detrimental along these
lines. However, it is not my intention
to hinder any candidate who has the
interest of the entire public, but I
am sure you realize we only know
men by their expression, or until they
prove themselves deserving.
It is an evil thing to betray the
public trust, likewise is it equally an
evil thing to pour wholesale condemn
ation on every man in public life, but
I am sure you realize there are some
who are evil doers. The enduring pop
ularity of a public man does not come
from what the people will applaud, or
what will help pull him by, but from
the feeling that one can rely not only
upon him. but also his superior judge
ment in the time of need.
I am hoping at this time you will
give tKTs matter your co-operation and
support, which will be given to the
masses of thsi comunmity whether
favorable or unfavorable.
Hoping you will not misinterpret
my meaning, and thanking you very
much, I am.
Dr. G. B. ^ennojj. Pres.,
Omaha Working Men’s Com.
JOHN SMITH TO SPONSOR STYLE
REVUE AND DANCE
One of the cominlg events of the
spring season will be a style revue
and dance to be given by John Smith,
one of Omaha’s leading style author
This gala affair will take place on
May 22nd at the Roseland Ballroom,
16th and Douglas Sts. Red Perkins
featuring Miss Dorcas Jones, will
furnish the music for the evening.
There will be dancing from 9:30
p. m. to 10:30, then the style reyue,
followed by more dancing until the
wee hours of the morning.
By special requeet, Mr. Smith will
present his special number, The
RUBY BATES “TRYING TO LIVE
Washington, (CNS) Ruby Bates,
the 19 year old “poor white trash”
girl, who defied officials of Alabama
by coming to the defense of the Scott
sboro boys charged with attacking her
is on a speaking tour of the country.
She made her first appearance in
New York City, and spoke in Wash
ington Saturday night. May 6, in be
half of the nine defendants.
In her first interview outside her
own State, she said that she is trying
“to live it down—I mean what I told
against the colored boys in their first
trial.” She added:
“I feel like I made up some by tell
ing the truth in the second trial, but
I’m still willing to make op some
more. Of course, I can’t make up for
the two years I helped cause- the boys
to suffer in jail—I know that much,"
Domestic Trouble is Cause
On Wednesday evening at 6:30 ped
estrians, motorists and residents in
the vicinity of 24th and Lake Sts.,
were thrown into a panic when John
G. Evans, 59, fired 9 bullets into the
prostrated body of his wife Lula, 44,
According to Evan’s statements,
Mrs. Evans left him last Monday,
Wednesday when he returned home
he found his wife packing her cloth
ing. He talked to her and tried to get
her to stay, but she refused. They
both left the house and caught a
street car on which they rode as far
as 24th and ,jake Sts. Alighting with
his wife from the northbound street
car another argument ensued. Evans
then drew a German automatic, felled
her with one shot and then, stooping
over her body, fired eight more shots
into her head, causing instant death.
With witnesses in great confusion,
Evans then walked west, reloading
his gun from 50 shells in his pocket.
A hurried call to police sent many
cruiser cars to the vicinity, and Evans
was arested at 28th and Burdette Sts.
He offered no reistance when captur
ed. On German luger 471 Calibre au
tomatic gun, number 5725-39.471 Cal.
loaded shells, 7-471 Cal. empty shells,
1 clip, 1 brown leather holster were
taken from Evans.
Poice took him back to the scene
of the shooting to find traffic in a
hopeless tangle and an estimated 400
persons gathered there. The crowd
converged on the police car containing
Evans but was dispersed.
Dr. G. B. Lennox pronounced Mrs.
Evans dead and the body wasy order
ed to the Lewis Mortuary by Coroner
Evans said that he has lived in
Omaha for 24 years, married three
times and lived at 2420 P St., South
Causes leading up to murder, says
Evans, were namely;,that
“My wife’s nephew lived at home
with us for six* years and I had to
support him. I got tired of doing this
and objected and told my wife that
my nephew had to leave. My wife a.
bused me every time I threatened to
make him leave my house.
I have not made but $6 per week
since last January and my wife
said she’d quit me and get a man
to move the furniture. I love that
woman and I took a lot of mess off
of her. So finally I said that Iwon’t
support your nephew any longer
which led up to the final argument
and she left me last Monday and
came back the following Wednesday
with a police officer to get some
clothes. I begged her all the way
from South Omaha to 24th and Lake
St., not to leave and asked, ‘Lula, is
you going to stay with me, will you
forgive me?’ Lula said that, ‘You’re
getting too old and I’ll have to take
care of you. I’m going to get me an
other man.’ I said to Lula, after we’d
got off the car at 24th andLake that
if I can't live with you, I can’t live
without you and I’m going to kill
you. Iyula said, ‘No, youwon’t.’ And
I shot her, I shot her about eight
When asked by the Omaha Guide’s
reporter whether Evans thought it
was right for him to commit his crime
or not, Evans began to weep and re
plied : “It ain't right, but I lost control
of myself and killed her.”
When asked what Evans thought
would be the outcome for this crime,
he replied: “I'm looking for death out,
of this and all I’ve lived for is dead.
I love that woman, I ’ve nothingto
live for, I don’t want to live.”
Some of the people who witnessed
th* shooting were Prank Lindee, Sam.
uel Chambers, L. L. McVay. R. W.
Hammons, Dr. C. Singleton, Mrs.
Evelyn Singleton, H. B. McLaughlin,
and Ray L. Williams.
Rev. Jackson of So. Omaha
Church Asked Not To
After Rev. J. H. Jackson, pastor of
the Bethel Baptist Church, 29th and
T Sts., had offered his resignation in
the regular monthly conference, May
8, 1933, there was a unanimous vote
from the church not to accept the
For more than an hour after the
pastor had read his resignation, aux
iliaries and individual members of the
church both expressed their apprecia
tion for his progressive leadership
during his six years as minister of the
church, and urged him to reconsider
his resignation and continue indefin
itely with them. Some of the resolu
tions read as follows:
Whereas, the Deacons of the Bethel
Baptist Church have looked carefully
into the matter of the resignation of
our pastor, and Whereas, we believe
him to be one of the strongest and
ablest ministers of our race, and
whereas, we know that his six
^ears of leadership with us has been
progressive in every way. and that
he has lived a ljfefthat is closely akin
to that of Jesus Christ, Be it resolv
ed: That the Deacon Board of this
Church refuse to accept his resigna
tion and ask that he remain with us
indefinitely, and that we further
pledge ourselves to give him our loyal
and untiring support throughout his
further administration with us.
H. C. Gamer. Chairman,
F. Toles, Sec’y.
Whereas, the Trustees ofthe Bethel
Baptist Church, have thought on the
matter of the resignation of the pas.
tor, and whereas, we know him to be
an able leader and a Christian gentle
man, be it resolved: That we the
Trustees of the Bethel Baptist church
refuse to accept the resignation com
ing from our pastor, and pledge to
him our loyal support during his con.
Submitted, Trustee Board,
Floyd Tinker, Chairman,
0. T. Whitlow, Sec’y.
The Sunday School ofwhich H. C.
Garner is Superintendent and Joseph
ine Jones, secretary, The Mission Cir.
cle of which Mrs, Maggie Wournam
is president and Mrs. M. Tolan is
secretary, The Wide Awake Club of
which Mr. E. R. Danner is president
and Mrs. N. A. Pericins is secretary
and the Usher Board of which Mr.
Ellis Hubbard is president and Miss
Lou Etta Brown is secretary, submit
ted like resolutions.
At the close of all resolutions, a
motion prevailed to receive all resolu
tions, and that the church as a whole
refuse to accept the resignation com
ing from the pastor. This motion was
THE ORATORICAL CONTEST
Last Friday night one of the best
Oratorical Contests in the history of
St. John’s Church was held at the
Church under the auspicdsof “The
Sons of Allen”.
The contestants and their subjects
are as follows: Julius McPherson,
“State Socialism”; Oscar Washing
ton, “Ever Glorwing Sparks of Fred
erick Douglas^ Thomas Hughes,
“Paul’s Defense Before Agrippa”;
and Grace Collins, “Our Straggles
for Greater Freedom”.
The orators seemed very much at
ease as they delivered their speeches
jvhich showed the result of long ser
The prices were awarded to:—
Henry Thomas, first; Oscar Wash
ington, second; and Grace Collins,
Efforts are being made to have the
winners of this contest compete a.
gainst the winners of the Inter-State
Literary Society including three uni
versities, Langston University of Ok
lahoma, Lincoln University in Jeff
erson City and Western University
in Kansas City.
Powered by Open ONI