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They called him
"the ball playing Ace”,
Ob how. that boy could play
Ye* his team did lose and win;
But he will never play ball again.
When he ran, K was with grace,
Juat the way he played first base.
Sometimes he got kicked on
He'D never play ball again.
The game was ever, every,
It sevens tc me, just yesterday,
We hope he was forgiven
for all his sins
Hell never play hall again.
I took the medicine across the lawn
When 1 gat to the house,
—he was gone.
Nobody knows, how it made me
I stood on the steps and reeled
Tennis er.thusia^tists were for a
long time longing for a Tennis courts
close enough to our part of the city
to be convenient. Last season some 20
of them organized the Maple Leaf
Tennis Club, and built 3 courts at 24th
mad Maple Streets. Last year the play
on the courts, was Tery heavy and
tennis was a very popular sport. This
year the courts were renovized and
there has been very little play upon
them. Not enough, in fact to keep the
weeds off. In order to stimulate inter,
eat in the game, and also secure pro.
apeclive members for next year, the
club has decided to sell membership
for fifty cents for the rest of this
Mason. The club has had communica
tions from Deis Moines and other
cities with regard to holding inter
city matches. They plan to have a
match sometime during the coming
month with Don Moines here.
• • •
Charlife Howard, president of the
Central States Golf Association has
written tee member chibs of the As
sociation asking that the tournament
to be held here in August be confined
to tiie one day, August 6. More than
likely this will be carried out and
j therefore, the tournament will be cut
to 36 holes instead of 72 holes.
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TO JJM McRAE:
Death has a peculiar way of taking
people like you, “Me.” It sent its
steaming mass of steel to lay you on
your back; and then sneaked upon
you before you could recover your
self. There is ot a one of us. “Me”
j that doesn’t believe that if you had
i regained consciousness, that you
I would have won your fight with the
j grim reaper.
Our minds go back to days when
we were kids out at the Country Club
caddying; there was you, “Chuck,”
I the Dorseys, Joe and Dwight, Jimmy
Jewell and myself. We had a lot of
fun in those days.
Then there was a period when we
lost track of each other, High School
and College days pass *d. Except for a
greeting on the courses now and then
we would seldom see each other. Like
, most of us, “Me”, you were busily
| engaged in raising a family. A de_
I serving and helpful wife, two tots
rhat are chips of the block. They will
be taken care of, “Me,” by the same
Man who rules in your new world.
When we organized our Golf Club,
we were all brought back together
again and that's where we really
learn to know each other, “Me”, and
where we learned those sterling
qualities that made you one of the
most popular men in our midst. You
were predictibly dependable, "Me”,
you were loyal and helpful to a fault.
Your contagious smile was always a
welcome asset in any foursome and
at any meeting. We elected you our
secretary, “Me,” and how well you fit
in. You were making a wonderful
success until your working hours
would not permit you to attend our
meetings, and you had to resign, and
we took that opportunity of telling
yo« how much we appreciated your
hard work, and that we would all be
looking forward to the time when you
would meet with us again. The meet,
ing will have to be at the 19th hole of
life. You have turned in your score,
and with all the good deeds and
happiness that you have left in your
weight, counting as birdies, and your
mere acquaintances and friendships,
counting as pars, you have had a sub.
—Arthur B. McCaw.
Read What Others Say
To The State Fund Relief
Spanish War Karan’s Dept.,
I am writing for my mother, Mrs.
Pearl Combs, who is a widow of a
Spanish War Veteran, deceased. She
wishes me to make application for re
lief to the amount of $25.00. The
request for this relief is justified by
the fart that Mrs. Pearl Combs is
now paralyzed and unable to care for
herself in any manner, which neces
sitates my staying at home to care
for her. I am but 16 years of age,
and hare never had experience at
holding a job, yet in this very serious
condition, I would attempt to do any.
thing to net financial gain for myself
and mother. The only income we
have is a pension of $15.00 per month.
We could get along on this if my
mother were well, but being seriously
ill, as she is, medicine, ice and other
sick room necessities require more
finance than the $15.00 we are re.
ceiving. Therefore, we call upon you
in this emergency to help us.
Thanking you in advance for an
July 17, 1933.
The Omaha Guide
24th and Grant Street,
r*ear Mr. Editor:
Please grant me the personal favor
by publishing this letter in your
column, since you take delight in al.
lowing your paper to stoop to the un
warranted, low, vile and unappreciat
ed phase of our personal conduct in
I have always had a great deal of
respect for your paper and its pro
gram to raise the standard of our
community. But since you have
adopted an entire different program,
1 like many other respectable citizens
feel that your paper has become a
menace to the Colored People of
Omaha, and should be suppressed.
Your item in colum headed “Misa
Eyes" is a disgrace to you Mr. Gal
loway, and the item concerning Mr.
Chandler and myself is false and with
May 1 remind you that “Jim and
Mary's Column contributed more than
anything else tfi the failure of one of
lewspapers. “A hint to the wise is
Give the people what they want—
iood, Clean, wholesome, NEWS.
Miss Eyes Letter
July 17, 1933.
Dear Miss Eyes:
I want to tell you how much I en_
joy your column. Really you are the
only wire on that whole staff of back
numbers. Now I do not know if you
are''the editor or the assistant, but
whoever you are, you are making the
thing go over for a while at least. I
used to be subscriber to the Guide,
but I cut it out because it never had
anything printed until a week or
more after it was stale news. Now I
am buyingf'it every week at the John,
son Drug. You see I am just blue and
out of sorts these days of depression
and I get a good laugh out of you.
If they added you for a seller, then
somebody got the right dope for you
really put It over.
Well ‘Miss Eyes,’ keep it up, you'll
get plenty of knocks from the “crabs”
but you have nerve and spice and
that will “get it” You don’t tell us
anything new but you present it to
us in a spicy but innocent way and
you have us in your corner and I for
one, is on your side, if you write me
up. I’ll take it good naturedly and
buy the paper right on.
Now as to your identity, dont re_
veal your name it will spoil the
column for us to know you. I am sure
however that you are a man or rather
a High School kid that has a good
command of English and a full
knowledge of what is going on. Now
if you happen to be a girl—oh, well
your not, so that is that.
When I subscribe again I shall mail
my subscription to you then you will
know who I am.
—Aa Interested Reader.
The golf tournament which was
Weld at Lyon Park playground July
10.12 on a 9 hole layout was won by
James Payne with a low soore of 37.
Bernard came second with 38. Payne
l was awarded a putter by the Durham
I Boole and Stationery Co.
All news copy must be in the
Omaha Guide Office not later
than Monday at 5 p. m„ in order
that it may be printed in the
current issee. Hereafter all news
later than the time specified will
not be in the paper and should
not be expected.
Lula E. Taylor, 49 years, hospital
Jeannette Mathews Pear, 46 years,
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Laura and Mark L. Patterson,
"3462 Pinkney S)t.,— Girl.
Vernetta and Willie Mills,
2432 Franklin St., —Boy.
Elgie and Chesley Pierce,
2922 Franklin St., —Boy.
Alberta and Isaiah Davis,
2518 Maple St., —Girl.
Hazel and Edwiljis Hill,
2851 BuTdette St., —Boy.
In the matter of the estate of Ed
ward Addison, deceased.
Notice is hereby given: That the
creditors of said deceased will meet
the' administrator of said estate, be.
fore me, County Judge of Douglas
County, at the County Court Room
in said County, on the 28th day of
August 1933 and on the 28th day of
October 1933. at 9 o’clock A. M., each
day, for the purpose of presenting
their claims for examination, adjust
ment and allowance. Three months are
allowed fer the creditors to present
their claims, from the 28th day of
3t beg. July 8th
ANGELO HERNDON DENIED NEW
TRIAL: APPEAL TO BE FILED
ATLANTA, Ga.—A new trial was
denied to Angelo Herndon, young
Negro organizer of the unemployed,
condemned to 18.20 years on the
chain gang, in a .decision handed down
last week by Judge Lee B. Wyatt,
original trial judge.
The state’s evident intention, in
this decision, to send him directly to
the chain gang to be killed, will be
defeated by immediate filing of a
notice of appeal to the State Supreme
Court, it was announced by John H.
Geer, young Negro attorney, who with
Benjamin J. Davis, Jr., has been re
tained by the International Labor De.
fense to defend Herndon.
An appeal for lfmds to cover the
expenses of the appeal, to be sent to
the National Office of the I. L. D., 80
East 11th Street, New York City, was
issued by the Atlanta section of the
organization. The bill of exceptions
on the basis of which legal appeal will
be made, must be prepared and filled
by July 15, it was pointed out.
Protests against the continued im
prisonment of Herndon, whose
“crime” was that he organized Negro
and white unemployed workers into a
demonstration which forced addition
al relief from the county authorities,
and against the murderous attempt to
railroad him to death on the chain
gang, should be sent to Governor
Eugene Talmadge at Atlanta Ga.
IMES “DISCOVERS" CHURCH
NEW YORK CITY — In addressing
his flock Sunday morning. Rev. Will
iam Lloyd Imes, “Liberal" pastor of
St. James Presbyterian Church, who
has suddenly discovered that racket
eere 7n ministers in Harlem put milk
and egg men and Speakeasies in the
church, opened fire upon and all but
shot down in cold blood, his fellow,
shepherd. “Father” Divie, self styled
“God over children of Harlem.”
Brother Imes stated: “In our pul
pits, yes in our pews, we have people
of the racketeering spirit. We hear
much popular outcry against such
religious leaders as the late Mr. Bect
on, whfl was slain by gangsters, and
the present “Father” Divine. I do not
blame such leaders half so much as I
pity their followers. It is because we
have the racketeering instinct in us
that such leaders arise.
“A racketeer, whatever else he is,
is anyone who exploits a public or so.
cial matter to make private gain and
who willfully, persistently and intent
ionally continues in this prostitution
of the public good to serve his own
private and selfish ends. If this be
even a partial definition of the racket
eer, organized religion must be on its
guard that the spirit which makes
possible the degradation of our faith
shall be exposed, forsaken, and utter
ly outlawed from, the church today.”
GETS SCHOLARSHIP IN
CHICAGO— Miss Thrya J. Ed
wards, one of Chicago’s best known
social workers, has just been notified
that she has been awarded a scholar
ship at the International People’s
College in Denmark. Miss Edwards
will leave America for the Danish1
country October 1. She is at present
employed as a senior case worker
in the Unemployment Relief Service
here having returned to this city af
ter the summary closing of Brook
wood College, Katonah, N. Y., where
she was a student last year.
Miss Eyes is not the least bit a_
larmed about the things that are
said about her. She knew thait she
would be the most popular thing in
Omaha when she started her “friend
ly interest in you”. Some of you old
sisters and brothers give yourselves
away by flying into a rage when you
read Miss Eyes. You had better be
careful because you might drop dead
with appoplexy and since you don't
know who Miss Eyes is you would
have no one to blame but yourselves.
A guilty conscience needs no accuser.
Omaha may have someone else in
mind when you feel hit and raise so
much «ain and thereby direct every.
on-Ys attention to you. Remember
you are not hurting Miss Eyes. You
are only getting yourself all worked
up for no good reason whatever.
Miss Eyes was at a certain Cabar
et the other night and among the
; many social lights who should have
I not been there, Miss Eyes saw a cer_
| tain very young, pretty Miss who is
looked upon as Queen of Omaha’s
younger set. Miss Eyes would not
have thought much about the little
Miss being there had she been con
ducting herself like a little popular j
lady should. She was evidently j
slightly under the influence of “The
! Spirit of Death” and was acting just
' like the kind of women who frequent
I such places all the time. Papa should
| spank bad daughter before she gets
too far gone.
! * * *
A certain Ole man around here who
married a very young woman is pay.
i ing and Paying, which is the usual
thing in such cases. This young wo.
man drives "several” big cars around
and Miss Eyes is given to understand
that she is helping a certain young
business man, who is at present “out
of business”, buy a new car. Now
ain’t that sumpin? Miss Eyes isn’t
so much afraid of the old man Hub.
by doing anything to young wife a
bout said pimp because he is too old
and nuffy to realize that said wife
has a pimp but Miss Eyes is afraid
that young wifie’s other “Old Sugar
Daddy” might get onto the affair and
do something desperate. Watch your
step young woman—Miss Eyes is
watching and warning you.
* * *
It has reached Miss Eyes that a
certain couple that had a very beauti.
ful apartment has decided that they
will severe the cord of matrinmony
Miss Eyes thinks that friend wife
got tired of being shot at by friend
Hubby’s 13th street rats. Anyway
friend wife is smart, has a good job
and Miss Eyes has heard that she
plays a good winning game of poker
with her seven or eight Tady friends
who have their games when friend
Hubby is either running his under,
world business or dating his 13th
* * *
These Attorneys will bring them,
selves into the eyes of the public.
Miss eyes has in mind now a certain
attorney who has been discovered to
be a pretty honery sort of a fellow.
He represented a bootlegger the
other week and tried to double cross
him. Not long ago he represented
a dope peddler and sold him out.
He has represented many many per
sons and for his own personal and
selfish gain has done them some dirt.
Everybody now knows that he is a
shyster attorney. He has a good
line though and could get by but “his
sms have found him out.” Miss
Eyes was passing a certain place
where there are heavy poker games
played every Thursday night. Said
Attorny was standing at the door j
knocking for admittance. Miss Eyes ,
watched him and saw that he was i
not admitted. Miss Eyes had been I
watching the place, noticing who all |
sat in on the games there and she
knew that some of the gentlemen j
who went in there would not let the
Attorney in because they knew his
racket. You had better be careful
Old simp. Nobody wants you at i
their house. And if you keep on
doublecrossing you are going to be
put on the spot.
• • •
Oh Boy, who would have thought it
Some of these churches don't care
who becomes a deacon or leader for
them. A certain deacon in one of
the smaller churches has more nerve
than anyone Miss Eyes has ever
seen. He has been running the big.
geSt and most notorious assignation
for the past 12 years ad now he has
opened a little tin horn, nickel cab.
aret in his neighborhood. He goes
to the churche’s socials, picnics and
is a big shot in the church as well,'
but Miss Eyes is wondering how
long he thinks that he can get away
• * •
Miss Eyes is wondering "How
Come” some folks can wine and dine
"Big Shot Orchestra men”. Where
do these "Would be big shots bugs”
get that way at doing anyway. Well,
Miss Eyes is re«3y to bang her head
is shame because of what .she beard
the last orchestra "Big Shot” thought |
about the hostess in the big raggidy
house who entertained him. Miss
Eyes knows that he wondered why
the Big Hostess didn’t spend some
of that surplus change on renovizing
and cleaning up that old run down
domicile. It should take nerve to
ask Omahans to such a dump much
less people who are used to being en
tertained in mansions. These “would
be’s” are the laugh of the town be_
cause of that big wreck they call a
car. Miss Eyes would call it a Pac
kard but she is afraid that the Pac_
kard Company might want to sue
her for putting their name to anti
ques like that. Wake up old nuts,
you aren’t going over so big. You I
ought to see yourselves as others see
A. M. E. BISHOPS LOSE COURT
NEW YORK CITY—(CNA) — The
court battle which began last week
between two factions of the A. M. E.
Church for the post of secretary of
the A. M. E. Board of Home and
Foreign Missions was settled in favor
of Rev. L. L. Berry against whom the
figKt was directed. The decision was
rendered by the Justice Sheinley of
the Manhattan Supreme Court.
Rev. Berry had been elected to the
post after the death of Rev. Coit. The
Bjshop’s Council, which met recently
in Wilkesbarro held his election illegal
and against the principles of the
church. The council then appointed
Rev. Carl Flipper to the post, thus
ending up in a court fight.
Rev. Berry has represented in court
by the Assistant Attorney General
Harry Bragg and Aiken Pope.
FOREMAN SHOOTS INTO CROWD
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Negro and
white workers employed on a Red
Cross relief job project here are high,
lv aroused today over the abuse white
foremen have heaped especially on
Negro workers. One foreman even
drew a gun and fired a shot into a
crowd of workers.
He is H. L. Agee. As he finished
cursing a Negro worker who had not
been informed that suddenly the start
ing hour was changed from 7 a. m. to
6 a. m. and therefore was late, Agee
drew his revolver and fired. Only a
fortunate accident avoided a murder.
Because the workers have protested
arainst the brutal treatment from
foremen, the city has threatened to
replace civilian foremen by policemen.
GIVEN LIFE FOR MURDER OF
COLUMBIA, S. C—Willie D. Koon,
alias Sunky Koon, was sentenced to
life imprisonment Monday when he
was found guilyt of slaying Herman
Pruitt white, May 3, in a gang fight.
Seven others were indicted on the
charge. Jasper Lewory was not tried.
His case was put on the contingent
docket by the solicitor. The rest plead,
ed guilty to assault and battery and
were sentenced to six months in pri
Pruitt was slain, it was charged
when Koon and a gang of colored men
set upon several white men. Tt was
alleged that the colored men were try
ing to steal some liquor from Pruitt.
JIM CROWNED IN JOB AGENCY
NEW YORK—(CNA)—When Etta
Anderson, Negro worker, went to the
Blue List Exchange, an employment
agency at 621 Lexington Avenue, she
was told to sit on one side of a screen
separating colored and white workers.
Protesting against jimcrowism, she
was told it was the policy of the em
ployment agency that Negro and
whiteworkers should not sit together.
This policy of the white ruling class
is aimed at preventing the unity of
the workers in joint struggle against
unemployment and hunger conditions.
The workers Negro and white, must
unite to smash this jim-crow policy.
N. A. A. C. P. LEADER CHARGED
WITH BEATING UP HIS WIFE
NEW YORK—(CNA)—Hearing on
the case of Dr. Richard G. Ridhardson,
New Rochelle physician and N. A. A.
C. P. leader was postponed by City
Judge Bizel last Friday morning when
it was disclosed that his wife, whonj
he is charged with brutally beating,
was still in a critical condition at the
New Rochelle Hospital The couple
live at 29 Rochelle Place.
Mrs. Richardson, who was found by
her younger sister after the alleged
beating, is suffering from a fracture
j of the nose and possible fracture of
the skull. She was operated on last
Wednesday to prevent blood poisoning
spreading, which developed as a result
of her injuries.
Wrs. Richardson was in » semi,
conscious condition when she arrived
at the hospital and could not be ques
tioned. Later she told detectives that
her husband had beaten her several
times lately. She claims her husband
has hifaluting ideas that she is not
his "social equal” because she has not
had a college education.
Dr. Richardson is president of the
New Rochelle branch of the National
Association for the Advancement of
ONE KILLED, FOUR HURT. IN
NEW YORK—(CNA)—Willey Bos.
well, 24 year old domestic worker, was
instantly killed last Thursday night
when an auto in which she was riding
crashed into a stone wall at Old Wil.
nfot Road and North Avenue, New
Rochelle. Four other persons were in
jured *nd are in the New Rochelle
Hospital. One is in a critical condition*
COURIER JUDAS GETS HIS RE
WARD FROM LYNCH PARTY
WASHINGTON, D. C —The reward
of a Judas was conferred by President
Roosevelt July 6, on Robert L. Vann,
editor of the Pittsburgh Courier,
when for his services in helping to
elect- the president who wrote the
Haitian constitution and imposed a
reign by United States marines on
the black republc, and for his vicious
attacks upon the defense of the Scotts
boro boys, he was made special assist,
ant attorney general in the depart
ment of justice.
In making the announcement, it was
said that Roosevelt credited Vann’s
betrayal of the NegTo people, in sell
ing out the Courier to the democratic
Party, with “much responsibilty for
the tremendous switch of Negro vot
ers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Vir
ginia and Maryland, last November.
Vann has consistently fought
against every aspect of the national
liberation struggles of the Negro
people. He has carried on an especial,
ly vicious fight against the Internat
ional Labor Defense and the Scotts
boro defense. He came to the rescue
of the Southern lynchrs following the
second conviction of Heywood Patter
son last April, with praise for Judge
Horton, presiding legal lyncher, and
an attack upon the I. L. D.
His main guns were turned imme
diately upon the Free the Scottsboro
Boys March to Washington, a demon,
stration of mass protest and solidar
ity of black and white workers which
materially aided in forcing to concede
a new trial to Heywood Patterson.
The Courier has long been known
as the unofficial organ of the Nation,
al Association for the Advancement
of Colored People leadership, and the
official organ of the democratic lynch
party of the South among the Negro
Under Vann’s editorial guidance, it
has become the leading red-baiter
amor(r the Negro newspapers in this
A striking similarity between the
demands put forward by the Courier
in the- Scottsboro case, and those of
the Southern lynch press, was noted
throughout the campaign. Recently,
it launched a vicious attack upon
Ruby Bates, the white southern girl
who was chief witness for the Scotts
boro defense when she came forward
to repudiate her former charge of
“rape” against the Scottsboro boys.
Vann’s new job in the Roosevelt ad
ministration, it was pointed out by
William L. Patterson, national secre
tary of the I. L. D., will put him into
a key position in regard to all the fed
eral activities directed against the
struggles of the white workers and
the Negro people. In this position he
will be a member of the planning
board which directs the government’s
attack and persecution of the militant
leaders of the working class and the
Another political purpose behind the
appointment pointed out by Patter
son is the splitting of the forces for
Negro liberation, by creating the illu
sion among Negroes that they have a
share in the government.
That this is part of Roosevelt’s new
deal system in evidenced by the fact
that Vann is the first Negro to hold
such a post under Democratic admin
istration. In accepting the position, it
was pointed out, Vann accepts form
ally an alliance with the lynchers now
in power in all the Southern States,
with Governor Miller of Alabama, At
torney-General Thomas E. Knight and
Judge Horton, who are determined to
lynch the Scottsboro boys, and a
whole array of legal and ordinary
lynchers throughout the country.
NORTH CAROLINA FRAME-UP
EXPOSED BY I. L. D.
Legal Lynching Stopped as Organ.
ization Forces 60-Day Reprieve
CHARLOTTE. N. C.—Winning of a
sixty day reprieve for John Lewis Ed
wards, 18 year old Negro boy framed
on a murder charge and railroad to a
death sentence is the first victory of
the International Labor Defense in a
campaign to save his life and expose
the legal lynchings which have be
come the order of the day in both
North and Sooth Carolina.
Edwards was indicted, tried and
convicted in 72 hours, for the murder
of W. Brown, a white street car mot
orman, who was killed Saturday night,
March 9. He was sentenced to die
There were no witnesses to the
murder. No money was stolen. Two
shots were fired, one of which hit
Brown in the head, killing him in
A white woman told a newspaper
man that two white ^ien ran past her
and told her not to go near the scene.
Forty five minutes later, another
motorman, on another street car line,
shot and killed a Negro named Wini
fred, who was on his way to work.
Police refused to permit the body of
Winifred to be taken to the hospital
in a private ambulance, and ordered
the undertaker to whom H was taken
after they had taken it to the hospital
themselves, not to let anyone see it. It
was discovered, however, that Wini
fred's faces showed signs of terrific
beating. The motorman said Winifred
and two other Negroes tried to hold
him up, and the police closed the case.
The Southern Public Utilities offer
ed $1,000 reward for the capture and
conviction of the murderers of Brown,
and police announcing that the mur
derers were Negroes, set their frame,
up machinery to work.
Dirfing the two months following
more than 100 Negroes were picked
upon the street, taken to the police j
station, accused of the murder of,
Brown, or being the companions of
Winifred, and third degreed. Many
more Negroes were beaten up on the
streets of Charlotte.
Shortly after the crime, three Ne
gro boys, Earl Rattaree, 14, Feather
stone Mandelhall, 16, and Edwards*
were picked up like the others, beat
en, held for four or five days and then
A few days later Edwards was ar
rested on a trumped up charge «£
stealing cigarettes and sent to the
chain gang for a year.
Wednesday night, May 17, police
kidnapped Mandelhall at three o'clock
in the morning, took him out to the
chain gang where Edwards waa, ask
ed Mandelhall if he knew Edwards.
When he said he did, they took both
back to Chariotte, and charged them
with the murder ef Brown. Rattaree
was also arrested and held as a mat
Next day, Thursday, Mandelhall
and Edwards were indicted.
Friday, they were tried by an all
Saturday, the jury acquitted Man.
delhall, found Edwards guilty, and
Monday, Judge Ogelsby sentenced
Edwards to die in the electric chair
“Confessions” the police said they
had extracted from the boys were the
only evidence produced. J. D. McCall,
white lawyer appointed by the court
to “defend” Edwards and Mandefhall,
produced no witnesses, accepted the
police story entirely, and asked “for
During the trial, the International
Labor Defense called on the lawyers
who said a notice of appeal would he
filed and a stay of execution obtained
while I. L. D. would prepare a case.
Witness were found who can prove
that none of the boys were near the
scene of the crime. The lawyers ap
pointed by the court deliberately re
fused to make use of this defense.
No appeal was filed.
“All I know about the case is whaf.
I read in the papers. I don't know if
an appeal was filed nr not,” McCall
told i. L. D. representatives.
The International Labor Defense
obtained the services of Conrad ©.,
Pearson of Dunham, N. C., an at
torney who re.opened the case by ob
taining a filing application for a re
prieve. The indignation of the Negro
and white workers of Charlotte was.
organized into mass protest by the
L. D., and the reprieve won.
The sixty days reprieve obtained
will be used to further organize on a
mass basis the campaign to save Ed
wards’ life, while legal steps are tak
en around which the campaign wiH W
KILLER POSING AS DEMENTED
TUSKEGEE, Ala.—The town of
Tuskegee is terror stricken with the
murder of Professor Atkins stiH up
permost in the minds of all the citi
zens and students. Many persons be
lieve that the wholesale murders that.
have occurred in the past three yemm
will still remain unsolved, and are
not at all sure that J. D. Thompson,
confessed slayer of Professor Atkins
will throw any light on the two pre
vious slayings which occurred on the
Campus. Mrs. Mary Booth, head
nurse of Tuskegee hospital and sister
in.law of Dr. Moton, was sh >t to death
in 1930 and Mrs. Mary Howard, for
25 years a resident of Tuskegee was.
killed last Novembdt. Both these min
ders have remained unsolved.
Thompson Friend of Mrs. Booth
Thompson, murderer of Atkins; war
a friend of Mrs. Booth. He is a
bachelor of some 40 odd years, and
while running his cafe Jt was his plea
sure to fix tasty dishes for Mrs
Booth and she was a frequent visitor^
to his cafe. It is alleged that prior to
the murder of Mrs. Booth she and
Thompson engaged in a heated quar
rel because Thompson allowed A Den*
Moton, her nephew to get soft drinks
at his establishment. After tfce quar
rel she is said to have entertained her
friends at the cafe of Mrs. Howard
who was murdered several months
It is said that Thompson showed m
fondness for Atkins and that her and?
his wife ate regularly at ThompsonV
cafe until they too left his estabBsk
ment and began boarding elsewhere.
Professor Atkins was overseer «f
the Chamblis hotel, in which Thomp
son’s cafe was located. Thompson was
threatened with expulsion from bis
cafe because he was heavily in arrem*
with his rent. The authorities refused
to allow Thompson to be interviewed
for fear that he will talk and it is be
lieved that several unknown angles
will be develop when Thompson is
permitted to talk. The remarkable
presence of mind of Professor Atkins
is shown by the fact that after he wik
shot by Thompson he attempted tte»
write the name of his assassin on tbe
back of an envelope that be was
ing in his hand and only succeeded1 ft.
scribbling the first name when his;
hand was stilled by death.
"Jack” Atkins Probable Aid Tn *
NEGRO FLIERS START FLIGHT
ACROSS U. S.
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.-^luIy IT,
Two Negro aviators took off from At
lantic City early Monday, hoping to
be the first of their race to span the
continent by air.
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