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VOL. VII.— Omaha, Nebraska, Saturday, August 5, 1933 * Number Twenty-Four
i Every Week from this Column j
This Service Appreciated!
A nether message from W. C.
Handy, read: “***I am in receipt of
your letter, also your "Digesting the
News”, in which our letter was quot.
ed in part. May I thank you for this
publicity, which certainly won’t do
any harm and may do some good ***
I have read with interest your com.
plete set of releases. ! must say
this is a splendid work you are do.
ing.***Your article on insurance
ought to make every reader THINK
and ACT. •••Neither have you lost
yoar sense of humor.•••**
Incidentally. Mr. Handy and J.
Rosemcnd Johnson are the two color,
ed performer! in a new fifteen mem.
her vaudeville act known as “Mem.
nry Lane", with bookings now on
A letter from the J. L. Nichols Co.
of Naperville, Illinois, thank me for
my efforts to stimulate reader.inter.
cut in the economic opportunities of
the race. The following paragraph
from their letter should interest some
of our young men and women:
“•••We have given employment to
thousands of Negro agents, (selling
books by, about and for Negroes) en_
abling a great many students to pay
their way through college, and have
done a great deal to stimulate race
pride. At the present time we have
opportunities with real profit possib.
Hi tie? for men and women selling
some cf our good books and bibles
and we would be glad to hear from
anyone who is interested in work of
Another letter—ana present—ir.
rivet from Comer Mfg. Cc., of whom
I wrote recently in this column. They
not only thank me for my previous
good words concerning their efforts
bat they sent me a specialty that
their agents are finding a rapid sel_
ier It is a hot water heater, the
trade name of which is “Hot Spot”.
It is a very simple device, simply
have to place it in the water recept.
ade. attach the plug to the light soc.
ket and in a jiffy the water is hot.
Sort of a handy article to have a.
round for many useful purposes.
Mr Albon L. Holsey. secretary of
the National Negro Business League
“•••Last week, we sent out two
circular letters to the papers in con.
r.ectioo? with the National Negro
Business League. If you can help
in any way by giving publicity to the
Business League’s activities it will
serve a good purpose.***
By the time this release will ap_
pear in print the circnlar letters Mr.
Holsey refen to will have been read
by all readers. In fact I have already
seen them in a number of the papers,
but Mr Holsey knows that this col.
umn is dedicated to the purpose of
inspiring activities on out business
and economic efforts and references
to the work be s doing have appear,
ed in this column quite frequently
and will continue to do so.
“Book” Lawton, writer and philos.
opher of Clay Center. Kansas, and
Charle* C. Diggs, deputy parole
commissioner, of Detroit, have both
sent me some interesting manus.
cripts and while I am unable to use
CENTRAL STATES GOLF MEET AUG. 6
"Negro Day** at the
WorlcTs Fair to Show
Race $ Progress
Most Beautiful Girl to be Crowned
“Miss Bronze America”
them in this column I shall try to
give them a spot somewhere in my
next week’s releases.
Publicly I want to thank the fol_
lowing writers for their comments in
their current columns; Davis Lee;
Floyd L. Ea3ter; W. J. Wheaton;
and Harry Barnett, who appeared as
guest conductor for Eustace Gay's
"Facts and Fancies” in the Philadel.
Again I invite the correspondence,
problems and suggestions of my read
ers. This is your column and all
subjects with an economic trend will
be given consideration herein. Write,
Clifford C. Mitchell, Writer, 3507
South Parkway, Chicago, Illinois.
WASHINGTON — A white woman
killed her Negro sweetheart here last
Thursday, fearing she had lost his
love. The woman planned to kill her
lover when convinced that he no long,
er cared for her and planned to end
her own life. She was prevented from
carrying out her later intent when she
was arrested by a police officer, who
found her sitting in a daze beside her
wounded lover, whom she had shot
while alone with him in a moving auto
which he was driving.
The white woman is Frances Kath.
erine Allen, 29 from Binghamton,
New York. The dead man is Alfred
Flecher, 27, of 1607 Tea Street, N.
W , whose family comes from Gains,
ville, Va The couple had been going
together for over a year when the
The story told by the white woman
that she had taken the gun on the ride
with her sweetheart intending to kill
herself. She did not carry out this in.
tention, but instead turned the gun on
her lover. When he saw it, the worn,
an stated, "he grabbed for the gun and
it exploded. Then they tried to reach
the hospital but he collapsed a few
feet way from her home.
The woman admitted that she had
gone with Fletcher steadily since last
FROM NOTHING TO SOMETHING
Mr. Win. C. Avant, who delivers
milk for the Alamito Dairy North to
Wirt Street, now has a little helper,
Miss Dorothy Avant who says Alami.
to cows chocolate milk is the milk she
likes best. Mr. Avant is now serving
the largest milk route north of Cum_
ings. carrying approximately 387 reg
ular customers. Do Alamito products
go, “well that speaks for itself”. He
also delivers free sixty quarts of
milk to charity cases each day. If
you are interested in giving another
Negro a milk route,look for a black
h.\i*d around a white bottle from
your milk driver.
CHICAGO — Negroes are to have
their place in the sun at the World’s
Fair here on August 12, “’Negro Day.’’
The failure of the group to provide
an adequate exhibit of Negro accom.
plishment in the form of a racial ex_
hibit, has been something of a dis_
appointment, not only to the local
population but to visitors who have
come to the exposition. This has been
due largely, it is said, to the inepti.
tude of the race itself and the unwill,
ingness of those who attempted spon.
sorship to provide sufficient funds
for such a venture.
“The Epic of A Race,” to be pre.
sented August 12 in the fair grounds
is expected to change this aspect
however, and the affair is gathering
such momentum, that it is on the lips
of every colored resident of Chicago’s
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COURT REJECTS PLEA OF KLAN
Indianapolis, Ind. July 24—D. C.
Stephenson, former grand dragon of
the Ku Klux Klan, now serving a life
sentence for murdering a white girl,
in 1925 was denied a new trial by
the State Supreme court Monday.
The Supreme Court dismissed the
petition of a writ of error coram no_
bis. The former grand dragon was
abo denied a petition for rehearing
on his original appeal from convic.
WASHINGTON, D C — Henry
Boyd. 25, was drowned Sunday while
bathing in Pamlico river at Peele’e
Beach. His body was recovered short,
i ly after the drowning. He was dead
when his body was hauled ashore.
Boyd was well.known in Washington
NEGRO MURDER MYSTERY AT
RITZ THEATRE, AUGUST 8, 9 10
On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs
day of August 8, 9 and 10, the man.
agement of the Ritz Theatre has pro.
cured an all talking Negro murder
mystery, “The Phantom of Kenwood”
with an all star Colored cast.
YWCA. Delegates Xo
Trojan Girl Elected At Okoboji
Mrs Dell Shaw Lewis returned
Friday July 28, from Spirit Lake,
Iowa after a stay of ten days where
she was elected one of the Industrial
Council members representative of
this era She is vice_president of the
Trojan Club of the Northside Y. W.
C. A. She will attend the National
Council meeting to be held in Chicago
in January or March of 1934, where
she will assist in planning the next
conference to be held*in Iowa. She is
to plan race relation programs foT a^
the Y W C. A ’s in this region.
While at Conference Mrs Lewis was
a member of the sextet, and a mem.
ber of the nominating committee.
She also assisted in tennis instruc_
EDUCATORS OF BOTH GROUPS
TO (HOLD CONFAB
ATLANTA—Prof. Brailsford R.
Brazeal of the Department of Eco_
nomics of Atlanta University has
been selected to represent the univer.
sity of the association of Colleges
and Secondary Schools of the South,
ern States at the Institute of Race
Relations to be held at Swarthmore
College during the month of July. The
Institute i3 held under the auspices
of the committee on Race Relations
of the Society of Friends and is open
to educators—secular ad religious so.
cial workers, labor leaders employers
and jornalists. The prime object is
the scientific and realistic understand,
ing of social factors involved in race
relations and particularly Negro.
White relations in America.
The institute has assembled as
members of its faculty some of the
foremost thinkers of America and the
work will include lectures and confer,
ences on the various aspects of the
general subject. Included on the
faculty and lists of lecturers are: Dr.
Will W Alexander of Atlanta, Pre3i_
dent of Dillard University and Di_
rector of the Commission on Inter,
racial Cooperation; Miss Mabel Car.
ney of the Rural Education Depart,
ment of Teachers College, Columbia
University; Dr. W E B DuBois,
Editor of The Crisis and Guest Pro.
fessor at Atlanta University; Pro.
fessor Melville Herskovits of North,
western University; Professor James
Weldon Johnson of Fisk University;
Professor Otto Klineberg of Colum.
bia University; George Fort Milton
Editor of The Chattanooga News
Professor Ulrich B Phillips of Yale
University; Donald Young of the So.
ciay Science Research Council.
RUSSIA BETTER OFF WITH
CHURCH DEAD THAN AS IT WAS,
SAYS M. E. BISHOP
LINCOLN, Neb.—“Communism has
solen our thunder,” Dr Ralph S.
Cushman, Methodist Bishop of the
Denver area, told the Epworth a-3.
sembly here today.
He added that there is danger of the
Methodist Church crumbling like the
the Russian orthodox church.
“When I visited Russia a few years
ago,” Bishop Cushman declared, “it
almost broke my heart to see those
beautiful cathedrals being converted
into antiregious institutions. But I
have since realized that the Russian
government has done more for the
social uplift of her people in 10 years
than the old church did in one hun
He explained that the orthodox
church has no sense of stewardship
or “religion in dead earnest,” and
hence, he fall. “And the Russian
church is a goner,” he said. “But R is
better that way than to continue as it i
Mrs Corrine McDaniels repre.
sentative of the Quack Club was also
a member of the sextet Both Mrs
McDaniels and Mrs Lewis returned
from the conference with new and
instructive plans for their respective
clubs About 125 girls attended the
conference, eight of whom were col_
ored They are Miss Levna Hendris,
Kansas City, Missouri, who was
elected Regional Secretary for
the business girls; Mrs Corrine
McDaniels, Omaha, Corrine Salisbury
Kansas City, Mo ; Miss Ina Ray, St.
Joseph, Mo.; Miss Hattie C. Horne,
Kansas City, Mo.; Miss Ethel Moore,
Denver, Colorado; Miss Ed rose Willis,
pianist for the conference of Omaha.
ASST. ATTY. GENERAL OF THE
STATE OF KANSAS, SPEAKS
IN THE CITY
Omaha has this week as its dis_
tinguished guest the first Assistant
Attorney General for the State of
Kansas. His message was especially
interesting in that it brought all ap
peal to the masses to support Negro
busness enterprises than the depres.
ion has not cleaned out.
The Assistant Attorney General is
a republican and holds his position by
virtue of the fact that a republican
administration is still in power down
in the sun flower state.
The very fact that the Negroes are
organized in Kansas is responsible
in a greater measure for his success
politically than any other one living.
He is one of the staunch supporters of
Western University; and was largely
responsible for that institution secur
ing from the state of Kansas a $50,_
000.00 appropriation for the coming
Kansas may well feel proud of such
a distinguished son who has reflected
great credit upon its good name.
MISSISSIPPI ADDS ONE MORE TO
ITS LYNCH LEAGUE RECORD
COLUMBUS, Miss. — (CNS)—
White citizens are close mouthed here
this week as result of the lynching of
an unidentified colored man 15 miles
away from here by a mob. Officers
refused to investigate the lynching
and no police have been sent to the
scene of the crime.
The original news of the lynching
stated that the man had been lynch,
ed for an alleged insult given to a
white woman. Efforts to obtain de_
tails from residents of this section
were met in some instances by out.
right denials that the lynching had
occurred. Others admitted, however,
that a colored man had been hung,
but declined to give the man’s name
or to discuss the case.
BURKE AND TAYLOR RELEASED
IN B’HAM ON BOND
BIRMINGHAM Ala—Alice Burke
and Wirt Taylor, young unemployed
organizers arrested November 7, *32,
for leading a demonstration of 5,000
Negro and white workers for relief,
were released from the Jefferson Co
Jail last week. Bond of $2,000 was
furnished by the International Labor
Defense, which has been fighting for
their release since their conviction.
While in jail, Taylor contracted a
serious leg infection • from the prison
filth. Medical attention denied him
while he was in prison, will be given
to him now in an effort to save the
leg from amputation.
Alice Burke, is suffering from sev_
ere stomach ailment caused by “un
speakably rotten prison food.”
The Jefferson County Jail still holds
the nine Scottsboro boys.
GIRL BADLY WOUNDED, SHOT BY
DAVENPORT, la—Elthea Nash, 9,
Osseo, 111. is in a Davenport hospital
recovering from injuries suffered
Thursday afternoon when she was
shot by her pet cat.
The cat however, was killed by the
same shot which struck Elthea.
The girl was playing with the cat
when the animal ran up a stairway
and jumped to a shotgun hanging on
the wall. The gun fell, the cat was
blown to pieces, and 50 shots pepper_
ed the little girl.
OLDEST LIVING HARVARD
WASHINGTON— (CNS) —Dr. Hen_
ry Bailey for years a teacher in the
local high schools here, and one of the
oldest Negro graduates of Harvard
University was found dead in his
kitchen here last week. He died of
heart failure. Dr. Bailey is survived
by a wife and two children. Funeral
services were held last week.
NOTABLES FROM ST. LOUIS,
KANSAS CITY, DES MOINES
AND IOWA CITY TO PARTICI.
PATE IN MEET
SWASTIKA CLUB TO ENTERTAIN
The Central States’ Golf Associa.
tion Tournament will be held this
Sunday, August 6, at Elmwood Park.
This is the largest tournament in
this part of the country, and ranks
second to only the National tourn.
ament that is held in Chicago this
year in August.
The Swastika Club of Omaha holds
the distinction of having defeated all
of the competing clubs and their
number one player Jesft Hutten has
beaten all the best of the competing
The favorite in this tournament is
George Roddy from Iowa City, Iowa,
a former Iowa University player, who
held his own with all big ten com.
petition for the three years that he
competed on the Iowa team. Howard,
from Des Moines, the defending
champion will be among the danger,
ous players as well as Spider Run.
nons, the hard hitting dentist from
Kansas City, because the tournament
is to be played at Elmwood Park, the
favorite stamping ground of many
Omahans there are any one of six
here who might come through to win.
Among these Penny Murray, Jess
Hutten, and John Pegg stand out.
Chet Hodges, Gabby Watson, who
are inclined to play a little better irn
stiff competition, will cause the
leaders plenty to worry about Sam
Shephard, from St Louis, the school
teacher is not to be overlooked in
considering possible winners nor Lem
Riussell the giant sharp shooter from
The Swastika Club Women’s Aux_
illary has planned a picnic lunch at
the park to be served between rounds.
There will be a Cabaret dance at
Parker Gardens, where the Trophies
will be presented. This is a benefit
dance to raise funds for the Comm,
unity Showers. Admission 25 cents.
Come and see the champions crowned.
WOMAN ARRESTED FOR DE
MANDING RELIEF NOW ILL IN
HOUSTON, Tex. — Mrs Theresa
Joseph, unemployed Negro worker
who was arrested June 5 for the crime
of demanding relief from the welfare
center for her destitute family, is
still in a serious condition as the re_
suit of brutal treatment accorded her
at the jail and at the prison farm
where she was taken when she could
not pay the $100 fine. She is often
delirious. At the time of her arrest,
Mrs Joseph wa3 not allowed to noti_
fy her friends or to obtain defense,
but was rushed to trial within two
hours. Her case was appealed by the
International Labor Defense.
TO FEATURE ‘MOOD INDIGO’
AND ‘BLACK AND TAN FANTASY
NEW YORK CITY—(CNS)—Hem.
sley Winfield and his dance group
from the New Negro Art Theatre
made their first public appearance
since their activities in “Emperor
Jones” at the Metropolitan, at the
Lido Terrace in West 146th Street, on
Thursday night July 27. The program
included Duke Ellington’s “Mood In_
digof’ and "Black and Tan Fantasy”
as a special feature.
COLORED SCHOOL HOUSE BURN.
ED IN SOUTH
GREENSBORO N C — (CNS)—
An incendiary fire of mysterious and
undisclosed origin destroyed a Negro
school house at Poplar Grove, seven
miles from here last week Three pre_
vious attempts to burn the school
have been made, according to the po_
lice, one ,of them only a few days
prior to the successful blaze. The
county had $800 insumace on the
Country.Wide Response Greets N-.
A. A. iC. P. Plan of Codes and
NEW YORK—The National Asso
ciation for the Advancement of Col
ored People has written to Secretary
of the Interior Harold L Ickes urg
ing that especially in states where
the Negro population is large Negro,
es be appointed to the state advisory
boards appointed by President Roose.
velt to administer the $3,300,000;000
public works fund. In the letter to
Secretary Ickes the Association ex
pressed the opinion that such action
would materially help to assure to
Negro labor fair treatment in the
matter of employment.
Countrywide Response to NAACP.
Immediate and extensive action has
greeted the appeal of the N A A.
C P to the press, fraternal organ,
izations, church bodies, fraternities;
sororities and other organizatons to
join in a united campaign for consid
eration of the Negro workers in the
drafting of industrial codes and in
the matter of jobs under the $3,300-.
000;000 works program. The Nation
al Association of Colored Women at
its Chicago conference, according to
a telegram sent to the NAACP , voted
to send telegrams to President Frank
lin D Roosevelt and General Hugh
S. Johnson asking for inclusion of
the Negro in all codes, and to Presi
dent Roosevelt and Secretary of the
Interior Harold L Ickes urging that
Negroes be given their full share of
jobs under the public works program.
Channing H. Tobias of the Y M.
C A , has seeured from the N A
A. C P. additional copies of the
program of co.operation, and has
urged branches of the Y M. C. A.
throughout the country to join in the
sending of telegrams. Conferences
have been held between representa
tives of the Y W C. A , including
Miss Marion CuthbeYt and represent
atives of the N. A A C P ., to work
out details for joint action on these
matters. The press of the country,
both colored and white, have featured
editorially and in news columns the
urgent necessity of united action. Al
ready telegrams are pouring into
Washington in large numbers.
The N. A. A. C P., urges un
remitting action on the part of all
organizations and individuals and
warns that only by such concerted
action will the Negro's position be
kept constantly before the officials
responsible for the administration of
the codes and public works.
FIRST ‘LITTLE EVA’ HALE AND
HEARTY AT 85
BOSTON, Mass.—(CNS) — At 85,
Mrs Cordelia Howard Macdoald the
woman who played the original role
of Little Eva in the first stage pro_
duction of Uncle Tom’s Cabin is still
alert, and in good health.
Living quietly in suburban Belmont
Mrs Cordelia Howard Macdonald
occasionally comes alone by trolley
car to Boston to do shopping, ming
ing with crowds who little suspect
that this bright, pleasant little worn,
an, as far back as 1852 made thea
tregoers weep as she went to “Hea_
ven” on a telegraph wire.
Mrs Macdonald made her debut as
Little Eva at four in Troy, N. Y.,
she is a native of Providence, R. I
HOWARD PHARMACY COURSE TO
BE FOUR YEARS HEREAFTER
ning next October another year will
be added to the coarse in pharmacy
at Howard University so as to meet
the requirements of the National
Board of Pharmacy and the American
Association of College of Pharmacy.
The physical equipment at the
school has been greatly improved du_
ring the past year, making the college
better equipped to give instruction in
the four—year course leading to the
B S. degree than in previous years,
A record enrollment in the college
of pharmacy at Howard University is
expected this year according to Vice
Dean Charles J. Fuhrman, due to the
large number of requests being made
concerning the new four year course.
Attend Community Center Benefit Party at Parker St. Garden, Sunday Aug. 6,10 p.m.
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