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Z*on Baptist Church.
2215 Grant St.
Rev. C. C. Harper, Pastor,
Rev. i. 1L Young. Aaat.
Sunday School 9:32 a. m.
H L. Aadmw, Supt.
Sunday morning services was large,
ly attended. Re*'. J. R. Young preach,
ed a very inspirational sermon from
91 Psalm. 2nd Verse. “I will say of
the Lord “He is my refuge and my
fortre«*. my God in Him will I trust.”
'H'e Senior Choir rendered some very
insipring Hymnals, Mrs. Bessie Kirby
Pn-' . Mrv W. W. Anderson, Sec’y.
B YPU. was held at 6 o’clock p. m.
The program was rendered by group
No. Z. A selected poem was render,
ed by Miss Mary Jones of Norfolk,
Nebraska. Mias Jones an honored vis.
itor of tho evening at the BYPU.
with group No. 2. Miss Jones is a
graduate of Norfolk, and received
scholar-hip for University of Minne.
sota. where she will attend this fall.
Tho Junior BYPU. rendered a trio,
“In the Garden’, and a reading by
Mrs. Ollie Lewis. A vocal solo by Miss
H Madison. Mrs. Lulu A. Thomas,
Chairman of Program Committee.
T**e Committee of the Zion Baptist
Church Picnic held at Millar Park
July 4. wishes to thank everyone for
their very fine cooperation in making
it a success.
At the evening service Rev. F. C.
Williams brought a very touching and
spiritual message from the 17 chap,
ter of St. John. Hymns were rend,
ered by the Senior Choir.
Bethel AME. Church.
Cwnril Bluffs, lows.
All were happy to see Mrs. Lula
Gilbert and Mrs. Irene Teal* back to
the city and a*, services last Sunday.
Bethle AME. Church won second
place in the Tree Rally list Sunday
having raised $26.00.
Rev. J. C. Clay, pastor of Clair
Chapel ME Church of Omaha will
he the preacher at the Pew Rally next
Sunday the 16th at 3 o'clock under
auspices of the Pastor's Aid Society,
Mr*. Irene Teale, president, and Mrs.
Oline Harvey, secretary, ^fiss Helen
Lyons, chairman of Program Com
mittee promises an additional fine
Starting with this Pew Rally Beth,
el AME. Church will conduct a two
week’s revival with the Rev. Dr. Clay
as preacher each night except Sat.
urdajr and Sunday.
The Bethel Literary Society under
the chairmanship of Mias Lula Mae
Hall will in the near future sponsor
a Council Bluffs Colorad Youth’s Con.
pm; Also the Literary Society un_
der the leadership of Mrs. Eva Fin.
layson, president, are planning for a
big celebration and pageant on Labor
Miss Otha McCraney, high ranking
graduate of High School of Des.
Moines, Miss Washington of Sioux
City, and Mrs. M. Johnson addressed
the Sunday School last Sunday morn.
Ing. Geo. W. Slater, Jr., reporter.
MU and Burdette 8t„
O. J. Burckkardt, Pastor
J. W. Goodwin, Aas*t.
Mra. Verdu Gerdau, Reporter
Sunday reminded us of the happy
days in Church work 3n years gone by
when pentinent sinners came to the
Altar and prayed through and got a
reel experience. This happened Sun.
day morning when a precious young
woman came to the altar and wept
her way back to Christ. The services
throughout the day were interesting.
The pastor brought a soul stirring
message at 11 a. m. from II. Peter
1:18 “Grow in Grace and the Know,
ledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus
We had a fine Sunday School and
League meeting. At 8 p. m. Elder
Hualey brought a good message
which we all enjoyed. The Junior
Choir furnished the music for the
evening. Miss Alma orest is the pi.
afist and Miss Oneda Watts the dir.
octrees The young people who made
up the choir were Masters Abner Irv.
ing, Earl Anderson, Samuel Staff ore,
Mias Ruth orest, Margaret Anderson,
Clars Anderson, Bettie and Hazel
Sunday will be a fine lay with us.
We miv expecting u good time with
the Lord. Come and worship with us.
You should attend our Tuesday even,
ing Bible class taught by Brother
Jehn O. Parker. You are missing
some knowledge about God's word
that you need in your every day
Christian experience. We a Is* have
a community Bible class at 21K N.
2th St., taught by Elder Irving, Both
of these Bible classes mill ide you
St. John’s AM’S. Church.
The Friendly Church.
12nd and Wilis Ave„
Rev. L. P. Bryant, Paatur.
Sunday was a very busy day for
Rev. Bryant mini his Senior Choir, as
they took part in the annual services
at the Lady Elks at 3 p. m. and again
at the Church in the evening service
All services were well attended. Rev
Bryant was at his best Sunday night
Some of the outstanding thoughts in
his sermon Sunday night were jusl
what Christian service means. If
people only understood it fully, how
different they would be. If there are
those who are asleep in the Church
at the present time, they should real
; ly be aroused. They should be arous.
«d to the duty of giving full support
I to thhir Church, and the cause of
Christ. They ahould try to arouse
I the sinner, which is after all the
greatest work of the Christian.
St. John is always glad to see the
visitors at the Church, and invites
them to make St. John their Church
home while in Omaha. You are al_
ways invited to attend the Sunday
School and Endeavor. The Sunday
School meets at 9:5o a. m. and the
Endeavor at 6 p. m.
The Omaha Guide is making a
great effort to carry all you Church
and social news. Help your paper to
help you by supporting the Guide.
The District Conference, Sunday
School, Allen Christian Endeavor
[ league, and Misionary Convention of
♦he Omaha District-Kansas_Nebras_
ka Conference of the AME. Church
was held at Campbell Church, AtcK.
inson, Kansas June 28 , 29, 30, 1933.
Omaha was represented with twen_
i ty one delegates, 17 of them from St.
! John. Rev. and Mrs. L. P. Bryant,
W. S. Metcalfe. Messrs. M. E. Webb,
i Oliver Butler, Roy Fouts. Leonard
Turner, Hiram and Edsel Webb, Mrs.
Anna Burton, Mrs. Ruth McRaven;
Misses Margaret Blair, Leona Davis,
Tamor O'Neal. District Secretary of
the Sunday Schools; and Mr. and Mrs
W. H. Shackelford.
In the Discussion of such topics as
“The Sunday School and Modern Life
Today”, “Recreation, Welfare and
Service" and “Five Points in Teach,
ing”, “Spiritualism", the keynote of
our session and wide awake interest
was manifested, especially by the
younger delegation who led in the dis
cusions of these topics.
In a round table discussion of “The
Survival of the Fittest”, Atheism vs.
Christianity, in its influence over mod
ern youth,” a decided stand against
Atheism was taken by the the youth
of the convention, who did not believe
it will become deeply rooted in this
country, or have a great influence
over modern youth.
St. John can well be proud of her
delegation from the pastor, Rev. L.
P. Bryant on down, for all the dele,
gates were right there in discussions
and commnts from the beginning un.
til the final curtain was rung on the
sesion when a pageant written by
Mfs. Gertrude Shackelford entitled
“God's Heart Gifts'* was staged. Dif
ferent delegates of the entire conven
tion took part in the cast.
the paper “Rebuilding the Family
Altar” by Mrs. EffLe S. Bryant gave
all something ta talk about.
Mrs. Bryant received many reuqests
for a copy of her analysis on the
Tamer O'Neal. Reporter.
Cleaves Temple CME. Church,
25th and Decatur Sts.
Rev. J. L. Glover, acting Pastor
Sunday school opened at 9:45 with
Mrs. Sarah Stamps, Supt. presiding.
The School was largely attended; and
a very interesting lesson was discus,
At eleven o’clock Rev. Glover
brought to us a very inspiring serm.
on. The Choir rendered some very
marvelous music. The evening service
was given over to the showing of the
“Messiah". A very lovely portrayal
of the life of Christ made our hearts
burn within us. Rev. Glover is doing
some marvelous work in Cleaves
Temple Church. Many visitors were
present during the day. We are al.
ways glad to welcome our friends.
Cleaves Temple held an Educational
night Monday July 10. Judge Herbert
Rhoades was to have been the princ.
ipal speaker, but due to an unavoid,
able hindrance he was unable to be
with us. Attorney W. B. Bryant fill
ed his place. Attorney was to have
introduced Judge Rhoades, but in.
stead, became the eminent speaker of
the evening. He brought to us some
very fine ideas of Club work, and
how Clubs should be operated.
Sunday July 10th, at 3:30 a Pew
Rally under the auspices of the For.
ward Step Club will be held at the
Church. Rev. Z. E. McGee will be
the speaker with his congref^a^n and
choir in attendance. The Pew Rally
is divided into two groups, the lead
ers are Mr. Dewitt Smart, and Mr.
HOUSING SURVEY FINISHED
The Findings Committee of the 0
maha Urban League has just com.
pleted a survey of Housing Condi,
tions in the Second Ward. The data
is being analyzed and interpreted and
when completed will be used as the
basis for securing better housing con
ditions in this district which repres.
ents one of the most congested in Idle
“THE EAGLE AND NOT THE JIMOROW IS OUR
(From, th* Denver Star)
You can’t have prejudice, without, at the same time,
having hate and fear and selfishness.
We only rise above and out of prejudice when we rise
above and out of the thoughts and suggestions which
cause prejudice. We then clear our minds of the belief
in prejudice, hate and fear. Moral: Destroy the cause
of prejudice and you destroy the effect of that cause.
Jim Crow must go, sometime, somehow, why not, today?
Let’s you and I make America,just a little better by daily
preaching and practicing it. Prejudice is built on fear
selfishness and ignorance.
Be it resolved, for this year and all other years,
that I will face unpopularity for the sake of truth; I
will declare boldly my convictions though they make me
despised; I will cleanse my heart from all selfishness to
the end that the will of mankind’s common Father may be
more fully expressed through my life.” Let this be a lesson
“The EAGLE and NOT the JIMCROW is our NA
CARD OF THANKS
W wish to extend to our many friends, and
to the public generally, our thanks for the kindness
and sympathy shown us during the death of our son
and nephew, Dan Love.
Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Williams,
Mr. and Mrs. E. Hayden.
GO TO HIGH SCHOOL!
A teacher at Evander Childs High School recently,
without solicitation, gave a colored girl student the follow
ing piece of advice: “Unless you intend to go to college,
you had better quit high school and go to a trades school.”
The girl in question is a member of one of New
York’s old colored families.
When she returned home she related to her mother
what the teacher had said. Unlike many Negroes who, un
der similar circumstances, usually indulge in criticism and
denunciation from afar, this mother visited Evander
Childs High School and demanded of the teacher an ex
planation for her impertinence.
The teacher’s protestations of friendly interest in
the colored student did not ring true and the irate mother
did not hesitate to frankly give the school marm a piece
of her mind. She expressed the opinion entertained by
many Negro citizens that there are some principals and
tachers in the employ of the New York Public Schools
who make it their business to discourage colored boys and
girls from finishing high school.
Whether such a vicious practice is a part of a das
tardly plot—a tacit understanding between narrow-mind
ed, prejudiced servants of the people—to retard the edu
cational progress of a group of citizens and deprive them
of their Constitutional advantages—is a uestion that
should be given serious consideration and careful inquiry.
The larger the number of colored high school gra
duates the larger the number of aspirants to teach in the
public schools of Greater New York seems to be the dom
inating thought which influences some principals and
teachers to voluntarily advise smart and ambitious color
ed students to quit high school and enter trade school.
Those of the race studying trades encounter great diffi
culty in securing employment after they finish their
studies because of the color line. Nevertheless, they should
continue to get what they want despite these disadvant
Another method of discouraging colored students
from continuing in high school is said to be their unjusti
fiable flunking by unfriendly teachers. Boys and grls who
believe that an injustice has been done them in examina
tions should see to it that their parents register a protest
with the proper school authorities—heads of the Board
of Education—if necessary. Similar action should be tak
en by parents whose children meet with the experience of
the Evander High School student.
Negro taxpayers of New York.do not have to stand
tor discrimination of this sort in our public schools. The
Board of Education does not encourage it, and city of
ficials would not stand for it if these un-American prac
tices were directed to their attention. Stifling the am
bition of any youth, no matter what his race, color or reli
gi°n may be, is a pretty low, contemptible thing to do.
WOULD UNITE LABOR UNDER
Officers of Omaha Unions Catyed to
To unite Omaha labor groups to
form a solid front on minimum wage
enactments under the federal indus.
trial recovery act, a special meeting
of all presidents and secretaries of lo.
cal labor unions has been called for
Sunday at 10 a. m., at Labor temple.
In announcing the call Wednesday,
Charles Nelson, president of the Cen
tral Labor union,, said.
“Common labor should receive 50
cents an hour under a stabilized in
dustrial program. The very lowest
minimum for the commonest of com
mon labor should not be below 40
cents an hour.”
Both Nolson and V. B. Kinney, edi.
tor of the Unionist, in whose office
an informal conference of local labor
leaders was held yesterday, were
hopeful for the labor outlook.
“I believe the government is going
to see it through this time,” said Nel.
Large industrial groups have so far
avoided minimum wages and maxim
um working hours in formulating
their national codes, Nelson stated.
“But I am confident,” he added, “that
the government will not let them get
away with it.”
Organized labor consciousness has
been stimulated already in Omaha,
“I hear that employes in several
fields which have never been organ
ized here are now talking about it.”
Kinney believes the government
may go so far as to demand that or
ganized employes from each industry
be represented at a national confer
ence before the code regulating that
industry is ratified.
SCIENTISTS IN T H E UNITED
STATES TO STUDY BLACK MAN
in attendance at the 'Century of Pro
gress Fair are anticipating * thorough
study of the case of Ysmeond Dau
phin, a Haitian black who says his
skin turned white with a definite trace
of pink after a “voodo doctor” gave
him pills to cure his asthma.
Dauphin arrived in New York Mon.
day, June 19, on the steamer Colum
bia. He claimed he was enroute to the
Chicago Medical Congress. He was
held up by th4 immigration authorities
as an illiterate.
Doctors there, representing organ
izations all over the United States and
Canada and including the Rockefeller
Institute for Medical Research, are ex
pected to be eager to examine Dau
I phin. He was accompanied by R. Henri
I Chauvet, Haitian journalist, who car
i ried credentials from Dr. Ruix Leon,
I director general of the National Pub
j lie Health Service of Haiti.
Dauphin, now 57, was born blaek of
1 black parents. He suffered from as
thma for forty-five years, according
j to the letters of Dr. Leon, consulted
i several physicians and finally turned
| to a voodoo practioner, who gave him
Then, according to the story, Dau
phin became blind and his skin
changed from black to the pinkish
white. The asthma disappea/ed, his
hair and eyelashes became whiite. Af
ter two months, his sight was restored
and he sqid he felt no ill effects.
DIFFERENCES WITH LIBERIAN
WASHINGTON—(CNS) — Advice
from Monrovia indicts that the differ,
ences between the His Excellency, the
President of Liberia and the several
representatives of the United States
sent to the little Republic duing the
past three years are nearing a
The following statement has been
“As a result of conference held du
ring the past five weeks between His
Excellency, the President of Liberia,
and Major General Winship, repre
sentatives of President Roosevedt on
special mission to Liberia, substantial
progress has been made toward sett
ling on a basis of mutual accommoda
tion the differences between the Gov.
eminent of Liberia and the Finance
Corporation of America,
GEJS AWARD OF HONOR FOR
DRIVING TRUCK WITHOUT
WASHINGTON—(CNS) — A “No
accident Driver’s Award” of the Nat
ional Safety Council has been awarded
to Phillip Brisco, a driver of one of
the trucks of the trucks of the Wash
ington Evening Star. Only 38 of those
three year awards have ever been
granted in the United States, and Bris
coe is the first colored man to be so
Nine colored drivers in the Evening
Star delivery service have a total mil
eage of 200,000 miles. Roy Gray, Will,
iara T. Roache, and Charles Prentiss
were given the two-year awards, while
Henry C. West, Joyn P. Adams, Cor
nelius Young, Raymond Bowie, and
Joseph Diggs were given one-year
awards. Briscoe had a total mileage of
15,000 miles, While Gray had 47,000
for the two years, aad Roach 45,000
for the same period.
HOUSE PROBE O F JUDGE
LOWELL POSTPONE’ FOR MONTH
WASHINGTON—(CNS1)—It is an.
nounced by Chairman Gordon Brown
ing, Democrat of Tennessee that the
House Judiciary sub-committee named
to investigate impeachment charges
against Federal Judge James A. Low
ell of Boston probably will not begin
work before the end of July.
The committee is proceeding under
a resolution adopted by the House at.
ter Rep. Howard Smith (D. Va.) had
impeached Judge Lowell for his ruliag
refusing extradition of Geonge Craw
ford, colored, wanted in Leesburg, Va.,
for the murder of Mrs. Agnes Boeing
Ilsley and her maid, Mrs. Mina Buck
Lowell based his decision on Vir
ginia’s refusal to permit Negroes to
sit on juries. The appellate court has
since reversed him.
“BLACK PATTI," WORLD FAMOUS
SINGER, DIES IN PROVIDENCE,
. PROVIDENCCE, R. I. — Madame
Siaaieretta Jones, world-famed singer
who was known as "Black Patti” died
in the Rhode Island Hospital, Satur
day, June 24, at 2 p. m. after a short
illness. At the time of her death she
was living at 7 Wheton street with
“Black Patti” retired from the stage
in 1915. The last time she was heard
in New York was during the season of
1914-15 when Lester A. Walton, then
manager of the Lafayette Theatre,
brought her to headline a vaudeville
bill, the salary for the week said to
have been between $400 and $500.
For several seasons, “Black Patti"
was the star of the Black Patti Trou
badours, owned by Voegel and Nolan,
The company toured the South Middle
West and occasionally the North.
Sisseretta Jones had a soprano voice
of sweetness and range which won the
praise of leading critics. She possess,
ed a commanding presence.
Mme. Jones, following a divorce
years ago, resumed her maiden name,
Matilda S. Joyner. She was born in
Portsmouth, Va., but came to Provid
ence more than 60 years ago with her
parents, studied singing and soon be.
came one of the most noted Negro
singers in the world. For years sihe
and the late Flora Bergen, also of
Providence, were the best known Ne
gro sopranos in the United States, and
were on the road throughout the year.
She sang before many of Europe’s
crowned heads. ^
Funeral services were held on Tues.
day from the Congdon Street Baptist
HARLEM WORKERS CELEBRATE;
PLEDGE NEW EFFORTS TO FREE
NEW YORK—While an enormous
red flag, proundly bearing the emblem
of the hammre and sickle, fluttered
slightly in the hot afternoon and the
Red Front Band rendered stirring
working class music over 750 Negro
and white workers, their banners
showing identification with more than
half a dozen language groups, cele
brated the granting of a new trial to
Heywood Patterson with a militant
Addressed by both Spanish and
English speaking leaders of the I. L.
D., at 121st Street and Lenox Avenue,
the workers pledged their continued
efforts to force release of the Scotts.
boro boys, Tom Mooney and all class
war prisoners and the destruction of
the entire social and economic system
responsible for segregation and cap.!
italist justice. Paraders who gathered I
at the mass meeting were assembled
at three points on Lenox and Seventh
Street meetings preceeded the par
ade, which drew much attention and
hundreds of marchers from the side
GERMANY HITS JEWS IN CIVIL ,
BERLIN— The Hitler government 1
amended the civil service laws rad
ically today, increasing the severity 1
of restrictions against Jews. 1
Such gentiles as are married to 1
non.Aryans, meaning Jews, are to be ’
discharged immediately and are also *
to be barred from entering the serv. 1
ice in the future. It was stipulated 1
further that “non-Aryans” cannot 4
become employes of the reich or of
states, counties, villages or public in., i
I. L. D. SMASHES RAPE FRAME.
UP OF TWO NEGROES
Homeless Boys Jailed While Seeking
Place to Sleep in Park
NEW YORK—Herman Hunter, 23
•/ear old unemployed and homeless
Negro worker, was released in the
West Side Court Friday morning, a
framed-up charge of rape against him
crashing completely under the blows
of the local International Labor De
fense, which defended him.
Hunter was arrested Thursday night
in Riverside Drive Park while looking
for a bench to sleep on. Hearing
shouts nearly he went there to see
what was wrong. Three men grabbed
him. shouting, "This is the man!" A
white girl then accused him of having
Beaten With Rubber Hose
In jail that night. Hunter wns
third-degreed by detectives with their
fists and ruM>er hose, but he refused
to be beaten into making a false con
After the frame-up was exposed in
court Friday morning, police tried to
hold Hunter on a disorderly conduct
charge, but the I. L. D. forced the
dismissal of this charge, too.
Kenneth Hamilton, 20, also an un
employed and homeless Negro work
er, was arrested Thursday night in
Riverside Drive Park, charged with
having beaten up the companion of a
white girl and then attempting to at
Hamilton claims that as he passed
by the white man started a fight with
-him and when he defended himself the
girl shouted for help, then lodged the
attack charge against him. The I. L.
D. is investigating this case.
USE MACHINE GUN TO DISPERSE
FOOD RAID OF JOBLESS
SOUTH SIOUX CITY. Neb. —
Shouting, “We want something to
> eat” starving workers raided a food
market at 919 Dakota Avenue, Of.
ficiaIs were immediately mm«MI
Mayor Charles Skidmore, County
Attorney Smith and Pntralman C.
CUnkenbeard hurried to the scene
with a machine gun.
The workers dispersed u there was
only about o hundred and thwarted an
attempted a laughter, Forty were ar.
The news aroused such bitterness
that officials had to drop all charges
and released them.
This is the second raid in six weeks.
Previously starring workers attacked
the Conncil Oak store and took food.
DUNBAR BANK TO OPEN NEW
QUARTERS IN HARLEM. JULY 1®
i The Dunbar National Bank. 150th
Street and Eighth Avenues, founded
and principally owned by John D.
Rockefeller, Jr.; has been granted a
permit by the U. S. Comptroller of
Currency to establish additional bank,
ing quarters at the southwest corner
of 135th Street and Seventh Avenue.
As a mark of prespect for the elder
John D. Rockefeller, the new bank
will be opened for inspection between
3 *nd 9 p. m. on Saturday July 8, his
94th birthday. It will open for busi
ness Monday, July 10.
The Dunbar National Bank, the only
interracial banking institution in
America, was established in the sum
mer of 1928 to accommodate residents
of Harlem. It has steadily grown and
is one of the few hanks to expand du
ring the depression. The clerical force,
including tellers and bookkeepers, are
Negroes, Robert P. Braddicks, a Ne
gro, is assistant vice-president. He
will be in charge of the 150th Street
bank, the first of his race to serve in
this executive capacity in New York.
Charles C. Huitt is president, Arthur
H. Thien, vice-president, and Albert
W. Eiehenberger, cashier.
Two Negroes are members of the
Board of Directors—Fred R. Moore,
publisher of The New York Age, and
Dr. R. R. Moton, principal of Tuske
gee Institute. John D. Rockefeller. Ill,
J. Howard Audrey, Edward L. Bal
lard, Everett Colby, William R. Conk
lin, Bertram Cutler, Frank A. Dilling
ham, Robert Gumbel, Charles O. Hey
dt, Robert C. Hill, William Travers
Jerome, Jr., and Barton F. Turnbull
are also directors.
A. M. E. FACTIONS IN COURT
NEW YORK—(CNA) — A coart
battle was started here last Tuesday
between two factions of the A. M. E.
Church for the po% of secretary of
the A. M. E. Board of Home and
The post is now held by Rev. L. L.
Berry, who was elected following the
ieath of the Rev. E. H. Coit. His
•lection was held illegal by the Bis
iops Council meeting in Wilberforce
>n June 8. Rev. Berry has defied the
Bishops Counci. Rev. Carl Flipper was
then elected to the post by the Bis
lops Council. Rev. Flipper ha3 peti.
joned the court to remove Rev. Berry.
Hie petitioner was represented by At
torney Wiliiam T. Andrews.
Rev. Berry, represented by Assist,
int Attorney General Harry G. Bragg
ind Aiken A. Pope, opposed the peti
ion for an order of mandamus when
t was made in part 1 a" the Supreme
3ourt. Rev. Berry argues that the Bis
iops Council exceeded its authority ^
md that only the Home Missions could
dect its officers.
The case promises to have far
■eaching effects on the policies of the
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