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VOL. VII.—__*_Omaha, Nebraska, Saturday, August 19, 1933_Number Twenty-Six,_
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[The NEWS"
; E'-erf Week from ttis Column j
The shove caption is the title of an
editorial found in the conservative
and well-edited Philadelphia Tribune
if August 10th, 1933. which I shall
quote in full:
“The Tribune has editorially com.
mended in the past those men and
women who, denied gainful employ
ment by ethers during the business
<it-press ion. have gone out to make
their m way by telling various art_
icles from house to house, canvassing,
operating push carts and doing many
legitimate things to earn a livelihood,
to whicn they had previously never
given a thought.
“We return to the subject today,
primarily because of a release which
we read from the pen of Clifford C
Mitchell, whose writings appear in
perhaps more Negro newspapers than
any other writer in America Mr
Mitchell *ugge#ts that young men or
> oung women with no dependents and
out <-f work have a fine chance to
earn a living as salesmen for com
panies of various types having for
i»ale commodities which are indis.
“Tins provokes comment on the lack
of initiative altogther too prevalent
among Negroes. It affects us in al
rn< t every walk of life We lack
the spirit that moves us to go “on
our own ' This is the reason why we
have bo few real salesmen ;n propor.
tion to our numbers
“Because of national legislation it
is quite likely that business will take
available; but it will be some time
yet before all who need work will
have a job.
“Meanwhile, as Mr Mitchell sug
gest* there are plenty of “commission
jobs" available. Why not secure some
nered product, and try to earn a liv_
ing selling it?”
The above editorial hardly needs
any comment except that if it is
applicable for the Philadelphia Tri
bune readers it is also applicable for
the readers in the hundred other pa.
per* that use this column
And to all those who care ACT on
the suggestion in the editorial you
have but to search the advertising
columns of this paper to find several
propositions that might interest you.
Or. if you do not. write direct to me,
Clifford C Mitchell, Writer, 3507
South Parkway, Chicago. Illinois, en
closing a dollar and I'll send you a
hundreS «oeh propositions for you to
select from and will alsp give your
name to all future firms who are
constantly writing me for suitable
prosoects from every community in
the country
rianits to Aibon L Holsey. secre.
tary of the National Negro Business
League, which meets in Durham, N.
C . the 23rd. 24th and 25th of this
month. I am in receipt of a compli
mentary membership card for the
year 1933 In Mr Holsey’s letter he
says: -.My dear Mr Mitchell:
-We are enclosing herewith a
Membership Card, which renews your
membership for 1933 in our organ,
nation We hope you will accept this
as a feeble token of our appreciation
for your many courtesies to us
That letter to you from that t ch
< a white man is a “wow!” When I
read that release (“A White Man
Speaks”) I felt like saying, (Please
| pardon the siang) “You Telling Me?
Last week I mentioned that the
Gary American was the only paper
us mr all six and seven of my weekly
releases I now find three additional
a per* using every feature I write;
{ 'he McDowell Times, Keyston. West
ginia; the Tampa Bulletin. Tam_
pa, Florida, and the Savannah Tri
bune. Savannah. Georgia.
Have Tour Notary Public
Work Done at The OMAHA
GUIDE Office
Professor Waddles
Civil War Veteran Cele
brates 84th Birthday
Professor Waddles celebrated his
84th birthday, August 7 Mr Wad_
dies received a beautiful birthday
cake decorated with white and pink
sweet peas, and from the G A R
Post a lovely bunch of American
Beauty roses We all wish Mr Wad
I dies many more happy birthdays.
Mr Waddles has his Ladies’ band
on foot again and would be very glad
if you would help them.
Mrs Waddles is planning a break
fast at Elmwood Park, August 27 in
honor of Mr Waddles
Colored Widow of German
Wins Battle for Estate
COb AJN(,b—Claiming that she
had furnished the money which creat_
ed the large estate left by her white
husband, Mrs Alice Brown Wenzlow,
1 aged colored woman, has won judge
ment in her suit against the estate
left by her white mate.
In the early ’90s the woman arrived
j in Los Angeles with $4,000 received
in insurance money from the policy
of a relative who had died.
Soon she had married a black,
j smith named Brown. Their married
; life did not run smoothly because of
the attentions of a German named
Wenzlow. who was a frequent visitor
at their home.
Before long Mrs. Brown and her
husband separated, and she left Los
Angeles with Wenzlow.
According to local court records,
the pair filed an agreement in 1905
in which Wenzlow acknowledged the
receipt of $2500 w'ith which to pur
chase a saloon in Fresno. That ven_
ture was successful, and he sold it
within a year at a handsome profit.
Returning here, Wenzlow bought a
rooming house which also made mon
ey. Then the couple went to Seattle,
Washington, where they were mar_
n as Mrs Brown’s husband had
recently died, leaving her free.
Returning to Los Angeles they
were pioneer settlers in Watts and
bought much property there, also
opening a second-hand furniture shop.
In 1930 Wenzlow tried to send
M rs Wenzlow to an insane asylum.
This effort failed, but he was sue.
cessful in sending her to an old folk’s
home near Oakland, where he visited
her frequently.
In October, 1932, while visiting in
I Santa Monica, he died suddenly.
His will disclosed that he had left
1 his property to relatives in Germany.
Mrs Wrenzlow secured a lawyer
who showed that the estate was
1 created through the use of her money
and she won judgement.
Kerns Address la.
Youth Club
Speaking before the Iowa Youth
Congress in Council Bluffs, J Har_
vey Kerns, executive secretary of the
| Omaha Urban League in an address
on Essentials in Racial Development
said, “Mans whole destiny is com
prehended in four essentials which are
education, religion, morals, and poli_
tics ”
Mr Kerns continued, “In spite of
depressions and economic upheavels,
knowledge is still basic in man’s ef
I forts to rise in the scale of human
endeavor Competition is growing
keener in every walk of life and in
many vocations the machine is be.
! coming the master of man ” He con.
, tinued, “Man of the more menial jobs
as porter, janitor, boot black, char,
women were considered by Negroes
as “Negro jobs,” the depression has
forced various white groups to com
I pete for these jobs, which has forced i
Negroes to greater efficiency and in
many instances, he has gained ambi.
tions to seek jobs which twenty years
ago he had little hopes of attaining.”
Today Negro radio operators, radio
technicians, chemists, auditors, and
mechanics are proving that the color
of a man’s skin is no barrier to suc
cessful performance. Countee Cullen,
the poet, Paul Robeson and Charles
Gilpin as actors, Tanner and Scott as
artists, William G Haynes of Omaha
as chemist represent the highest
form of development in their re.
spective vocations. The second essen
tial in development Mr. Kerns out.
lind as religion “Faith and love,” he
j said, “Embraces practically all of our
I religious teachings.” Faith in self and
I faith in their race were urged of the
younger generation. In speaking of;
morals as a third attribute, Mr. '
Kerns stressed clean living and a
“Miss Eyes” In
the Jail House
The Omaha Guide truly wants to
serve you as you want to be served.
For seven weeks we have had more
comments and the largest distribu
tion of papers as a result of the
column known as “Miss Eyes.” The
comments have been pro and con,
and the pros seem to have the best
of the cons so far, and since the maj
ority rules, we are going to ask our
readers to help us settle this dispute
about the “Miss Eyes” column. The
following is a blank ballot for your
Shall we continue “Miss Eyes”
Please register your vote in the
square of your choice and mail the
same to The OMAHA GUIDE office
2418 Grant Street, or turn it in, in
Yes □ NoD
Miss Eyes was sitting at her desk
discussing with one of the Omaha
Guide reporters the advisability of
discontinuing the column known as
“Miss Eyes”, and was writing the
following, when Officer Jenkins came
in the door and said, “Mr. Galloway,
the Captain wants to see you.”
“Miss Eyes” is about to get her
throat cut from ear to ear Too bad
indeed that “Miss Eyes” can’t have
a little fun with her humorous
column without someone bringing the
house top down on her little head.
If you want “Miss Eyes” column
continued you had better come to her
rescue and take some of those razors
from around her neck.
We have no fear of the jail house,
especially when we haven’t commit
ted any crime. We are sure justice
will prevail some where in the Courts
of our land We yet claim that “Miss
Eyes” column is just a humorous
column for people who enjoy reading
that type of reading matter. And we
fully expect to let you as a reader
decide as to whether or not this
column is to be continued. So don’t
fail to vote your honest convictions
and mail it in to us in the next ten
(10) days
greater respect for the rights of oth
ers. He urged that youth select a
model of achievement as their guide
in moral development. Speaking of
politics as a fourth attribute, the
hearers were advised against too
much partianship Be not deceived by
the past records of republicans and
democrats and do not make too hasty
conclusions when you hear the term
Socialists or Communists Negro
youth must be intelligent of the plat_
form principles of all parties and
should be independent in his politic
al activities
Mrs Edith Smi fi. 1918 North 25th
Street, was booked on charges of
reckless driving last Thursday, when
she parked her car, at 16th and
Douglas Streets and the brakes of her
car didn’t hold, and the rolled down
Douglas Street into another car. Con
siderable damage was done to both
cars. No one was hurt. She was re
leased on a $25 00 cash bond.
By O. J. Burckhardt, Pastbr of
Christ Temple
To the Editor of the Omaha Guide.
I have a letter from Professor Wilber
S Wood my adopted son under date
of July 30th in which he states that
after 6 months trial as physical di
rector of the boys work of the Pan
ama school settlement of Honolulu.
The school boards directors met and
because of his efficient work in
handling the boys made him instruct
or of both men and boys and in
creased his salary to $540 on the
i year.
The Professor under whom Wood
worked after 5 years service was ask
ed to resign, and Wood is temporar
ily filling his position and it may be_
come a permanent position for Woods
and if so it will increase his re
sponsibilities, and also his salary.
I think however much of the rapid
success that is coming to my son is
due in a large measure to the politi_
cal influence and high standard of
citizenship built up by Mr Nolle
Smith, who has engraciated himself
into the "confidence, and respect of
the better element of the citizens of
Honolulu. This coupled with Wood’s
collegiate preparedness for the work,
and he himself also being a very fine
! type of character may mean a great
I future for him
Another incouraging feature about
this matter is, that Wood has a splen
did wife and is the proud father of
three fine children ujrto date two of
which have started in the public
school of Honolulu, where race pre_
judice is not permitted by the school
authorities to be shown, just think
what it will mean to the lives and wel
fare of these children to come up un_
der an environment, where they can
breathe the pure air of freedom from
race prejudice,
i _
NEW YORK—A protest and com
plaint has been filed with Police
Commissioner James S Bolan by the
New York branch N. A A C. P ,
on the brutal beating of John T
Banks by two plainclothes—men as
Banks was standing in a grocery
store making purchase from a list on
a slip of paper. The policemen are
said to have accused him of being a
policy runner, but gave him no time
to deny or explain, but beat him up
in the store.
Alabama Sheriff’s Falure to Protect
Prisoners Is Cause of Lynching
White Lawyers Were Given Pro
tection by Troops; Negroes Easy
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Investiga.
tion shows that all the evidence in
the murder of Vaudine Maddox, for
which three Negroes were arrested,
and two of them were lycnhed Satur
day, points to someone who was a
friend of the dead woman, according
to International Labor Defense at_
torneys, and therefore, someone who
was of her own race.
It was shown that the woman had
stood or sat on a log near the ravine
in which her body was found, evid
ently chatting with someone. A pail
of flour she had been carrying Was
sitting on the log undisturbed when
the body was found.
Not a Negro
The local press here went so far
as to say that for these reasons it
was impractical to suspect a Negro.
The murderer, the papers pointed out
was without doubt someone whom
the girl considered a friend—a white
Positive proof was presented to
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NEW YORK—A letter of protest
against the use of the phrase “colored
tourist camp” by Amos and Andy in
their recent broadcasts about their
motor trip to the Chicago fair was
sent the National Broadcasting com.
pany by the N A A. C. P., this
week. The N A. A C. P. letter
states that the broadcast of the
comedians created the impression on
millions of listeners that there are, or
should be, separate auto tourist camps j
for Negroes and that this impression
would add to the already numerous
difficulties of Negro auto tourists in
making trips free from embarrass
ment and inconvenience.
NEW YORK—In response to a re.
quest from the city Pedagogic Mu
seum of Tallinn, Estonia, sent
through the Estonian consul general’s
office here, the National Association
for the Advancement of Colored Peo_
pie has sent pamphlets and literature
and a bibliography of books about
Negroes in America to the far off
little country in Europe. The request
was for material about the cultural
achievements of the colored race in
the United States, particularly their
schools, universities, ministers, teach
ers and professional men.
Covington, Georgia, comes one of the
Presidential maids, Mrs. Elizabeth
Hall McDuffie. Born September 13,
1881, the most perplexing problem of
her parents, the Rev? and Mrs. Will
iam Alfred Hall, was to give her a
name. '
“I was given several names before
they finally decided to call me Eliza_
beth,” declared Mrs McDuffie, “and
even that name has been changed be
cause everyone calls me ‘Lizzie,’ and
I like that so well that I go by that.”
Besides holding an important posi_
tion herself in the Presidental house
hold, Mrs. McDuffie is the wife of
Irving McDuffie, the President’s val_
et for the last seven years. And do
they make a splendid couple? I’ll let
them tell it! Mac says: “Her coming
to the White House with me, after
(Continued on Page 2)
NEW YORK — Negro labor in
many sections of the South is being
tricked out of the benefits of the
National Recovery Act according to
information received daily by the
National Association for the Advance
ment of Colored People.
The most widespread practice is
the firing of Negro?3 and the hiring
of whites in their places because “the
minimum wage is too much money
for Negroes.”
Memphis business men are firing
Negroes on a wholesale scale, accord
ing to the Memphis branch of the
N A A C P., holding that $14
a week is more than a Negro should
In certain sections of North Car
olina where Negroes form about 73
per cent of the workers in tobacco
industries, the minimum wages aTe
being withheld from them, the N A.
A C. P is advised.
In one county in Georgia, whose
45 per cent of the population is col_
ored, 300 Negroes who* had been re
civing 50 cents a day on public work
were fired when tne NRA agreement
specified their minimum wage should
be 30 cents an hour. Negroes in this
county are being reemployed as farm
labor, which is outside the NRA re_
gulation, at 35 to 75 cents a day, it is
reported Nevertheless, the whites in
the county expect a return of pros
perity despite the lack of purchasing
power among nearly half the popu_
lation of the county
In Birmingham, Ala., 2,000 retail
grocers have drawn up a code which
provides a minimum wage of $0 a
week for “Negro porters and delivery
In Arkansas white farmers are re
ported as sending their sons to the
Civilian Conservation camps where
they receive $30 a month and hiring
Negroes to do the farm work at $10
and $15 a month
At Washington, industrial leaders
continue to submit codes for approval
which either state plainly a lower
wage for Negroes or hide it under a
North and South wag scale.
At the hearing on the soft coal
mining agreement a basic wage scale
of $4 a day in the South and $5 a day
in the North was proposed. John L.
Lewis, mine union president, urged
one scale for all.
Meanwhile no provision has been
made for much needed improvement
in the fortunes of domestic workers.
Members of the Labor Advisory
board are reported as being sympa_
thetic to tbe appointment of a Nigro
member and such an appointment is
being considered by NRA executives,
but no action has been taken to date.
ON $750.00 BOND
C C Galloway, Acting Editor of
the Omaha Guide, was bound over to
the District Court Tuesday morning
on charges filed by Mrs Rae Leo
Jones for libel in the “Miss Eyes”
column. He was placed under bond of
The Omaha Guide wishes to an
nounce to its many readers that start_
ing Saturday, October 24, 1933, we
will add to our regular paper a four
(4) page Rotogravure Section with
local pictures therein.. No advance in
Johnny Bell Dies
Johnny Bell, one of the oldest
members of the K P Western Star
Lodge No. 1, died at the County Hos
pital His sister took the body to her
home, 2539 Highland, Kansas City,
Missouri for burial Mr. Bell was a
member of the K P. for twenty_five
years Funeral services will be con
ducted by the K of P.’s. Joe Lewis
will ship the body to Kansas City