The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, September 02, 1933, Page 2, Image 2
RITZ Theatre Sunday and Monday, Richard Arlen -SONG of the EAGLE”. Tues., Wed., Thurs—John Barry more in “REUNION in VIENNA” al so “SUPERNATURAL”. Friday and Saturday, Helen Hayes in “The WHITE SISTER”. SOME WHERE TO GO ON SUNDAY The Sunday afernoon Matinee Dances which have been inaugurated at the beautiful Dreamland Hall from three to seven p m. bid fair to becoming one of the most popular amusement spots of the North End Bill Owens’ popular Clover Leaf band is furnishing music. DENY COLORED GIRL IS BOOED »N WALTER WLNCHELL FILM NEW YORK—(CNS)— Both Wal ter Winchell and the Universal Pic tures Corporation deny that a girl wearing the badge of “Miss Harlem in a recent picture called Beauty on Broadway” is tooed in the picture. 8 H E P ALLEN’S AMATEUR NIGHTS AT HOWARD THEA TRE GO OVER BIG WASHINGTON—(CNS) — Some time ago the management of Howard Theatre inaugurated amateur night ever)' Wednesday evening “Local” talent from miles around has respond ed to Shep Allen’s appeal in such numbers that participants in eight or ten stunts are put on every Wednes day and Friday nights now in com petition for cash prizes. Crowded houses greet the aspiring amateurs and many of their acts good over big. RADIO PROGRAM OF INTEREST TO EASTERN LISTENERS WASHINGTON—(CNS)— C. Les lie Frazier, writer on the Washington Tribune, writes the most exhaustive radio program feature that to date has appeared in any Negro paper. He has a program of more than 15 maj ors radio spots, listed for a week, with station and time given. The program is of direct interest to radio listeners in the East. His pro grams include the following: The Southarnaires, John Henry, the Southern Singers, the Mills Bro thers, Ethel Waters, Riff Brothers, Elde*r Micheaux, Dixie Riveries, Rhythm Club, Thomas A Baird, Jaxon’s Hot Shots, Claude Hopkins’ Orchestra, Duke Ellington, Eva Jessye Choir, Mills’ Blue Rhythm Or chestra, Fess William's Orchestra and the Charioteers. A NEGRO REVUE INTERESTS , DUKE ELLINGTON NEW YORK CITY—(CNS) — A new Negro revue, at present name less, is in course of preparation under the banner of Henry Hammond, Inc., it is claimed that “Duke Ellington, who knows plenty about the subject is to write the music. Randolph Fish er is scheduled to provide the book. It is planned for early Fall, but there remains a chance that London may see it before New York. BROTHERHOOD OF SLEEPING CAR PORTERS.—Chicago Division 4231 Michigan Avenue Chicago. Illinois (Continued from page One) discussion of “The Negro woman and the labor movement,” was made in a challenging, fundamental and charm ing talk by Miss Thyra J Edwards, prominent social worker who has re ceived a scholarship to study political science in the internationally known People’s College in Blsinore, Den mark. She gave a dramatic and vivid description of the hard and difficult struggle of the wives and sisters oi the coal miners in southern Illinois Reid-Duffy Pharmacy 124th & Lake St. Webster 0609 f ree Delivery to help their fathers, brothers and sons to win a bare subsistance wage from the despotic coal barons who have sought to break the miners’ union with the bullets of hired gun men and things. “Though facing con stant starvation and eviction, the miners’ wives banded themselves to gether in a formidable and militant ladies’ auxiliary bent on sharing, side by side, and arm in arm, the bitter hardships and suffering of their men in resistting the ruthless and brutal attacks of the mine bosses,” said Miss Edwards. “I is not enough to receive the check of the mine workers and the women decided that it was their imperative duty to learn something about the conditions under which the checks were earned, and to make I the*r sacrifice in making those con ditions better and more tolerable for their men,” continued Miss Edwards. An enthusiastic discussion followed these addresses. Tueday night, Mr. A Philip Ran dolph, National President of the Bro therhood of Sleeping Car Porters, made the principal address on the “Present'and Future Program of the Pullman Porters’ Union.” He predict ed that the Brotherhood would win recognition from the Pullman Com pany, secure a decent wage and the 240-hour work month for the porters. “Even if there had been no N R A , ihe Brotherhood would have won its fight because of the militant and aggressive spirit of our movement,” ... Another Shipment of HOOVES Rebuilt “SPECIALS” at a FRACTION of their Original Cost if you need an electric cleaner get a Hoover NOW at this low price. Every one of these machines has been gone over and remodeled by the Hoover company. Each has been equipped with a oali-bearing beating-s weeping brush and has a new bag, cord and belt. All parts are in perfec* condition. 2 MODELS $2195and $2895 So»d oa Easy Terms . . . Guaranteed for One Year Nebraska Rower € Courtesy * Service vLowfUtet declared Randolph. He scored the Negro Uncle Toms and stool pigeons of the Pullman Company, and charged them with being the worst enemy of the porters. He pictured the cam paign of demonstrations and parades by the porters and Negro workers generally in New York, in which the bank of Morgan was picketed and meetings staged before the doors of the Pullman offices denouncing the oppressive tactics of Simon Legree Superintendents. He expressed great appreciation for the cooperation and support the Brotherhood was re ceiving from the enlightened and pro gressive Negro papers, churches civic and fraternal organizations through out the country, and said that the greatest need of the American Negro today is to develop labor mir.dedness which would enable him to under stand and appreciate the class and economic basis of his problem. Dr Paul H Douglas, head of the Department of Economics of the Uni versity of Chicago, and eminent lib era^ made a searching, scientific, analytical and comprehensive talk on the origin, nature, scope and signi ficance of N R A. Mr. Douglas was recently appointed expert eco nomic adviser on codes to the Re covery Act by President Roosevelt. He viewed with promise and hope the development and out come of Presi dent Roosevelt's recovery legislation, but also indicate the dangers that exist which may bring failure and collapse. He condemned the effort of the United States Steel Corporation and automotive industries’ attempts to maintain company unions and open shop features in their codes of fair practices. ^Under N R A , busi ness is organizing into giant trade associations as well as developing strong organzations in plant mana gement, besides having as a capstans of its triple organizational structure the advisory council on industry, which is composed of the most pow erful industrial, financial and busi ness chiefs of America,” said he “If labor hopes to build a status of power and influence so that it may win standards of decency, comfort and health, and keep its wages steadily rising with the rapid upturn in prices, the workers must organize along parallel lines with capital into indus trial unions,” continued the Professor. He praised the new move of the American Federation of Labcr in seeking to organize steel and iron, textiles, rubber, and automotive in dustries along industrial union linos through the machinery of the Fed eral unions. “I am working for the success of N R. A , though I am not a partisan in politics, being neith er affiliated with the Republican .or democratic parties, because I feel that if this significant and splendid effort of the President to conqur and beat the depression fails, our country faces the possibility of the 'ise of Fascism, headed by an American Hit ler, who will sweep sway all of our democratic civil and political liber ties,” declared Professor Douglas. He ended his talk by urging that the Pull man porters who are members of the union be stir themselves in carrying the message to their fellow workers and bringing them into the fold of organization, and expressed his ar dent wish and hopes that the Bro therhood should win recognition from the Pullman Company. One of the international vice presi dent of the Brotherhood of Railway car man, and special correspondent for “Labor,” organ of the twenty one standard railroad unions, Mr. E K Hogan, spoke Thursday night on the “Trade Union Movement and N. R A He assured the Pullman port ers of the support and backing of their white railroad fellow workers, and predicted victory for the porters under the aggressive and courage ous leadership of the Brotherhood. He denounced the company union and yellow dog contract as a species of industrial tyranny which the N. R A , is sweeping into eternal ob livion. Mr. M P Webster, chairman of the General Executive Board of B S C. P and who has arranged the program for the Eighth Anniversary, made a stirring and able address on the “Negro worker and the Trade Union Movement.” “No effort which does not seek to organize the Negro workers into trade and industrial WANTED 10,000 Dilapidated Cars i and 20,000 Used . Batteries also Auto Parts for ALL MAKES ALL MODELS Everything Priced to Sell | < Some and See Us i - j GERBER j Auto Parts Co. ] 16th & Pierce Ja. 3300 \ \ Consolidated i Aute -. arts Co. j 2501 Cuming St. At-5656 j “Home of Kangaroo Court” j unions is fundamental in attempting to find a remedy for the vexatious, perplexing, and persistent economic problems of the workers in this machine era,” said he “Unless the Negro workers become a part of. and participate in, the broad and general program of industrial readjustment that is being formulated and worked out by the organized labor move ment, they will face the future with out hope or promise.” He asserted that the only logical and proper place for the black workers was in the American Federation of Labor where they can struggle in cooperation with the white workers to build a power ful labor movement and fight to achieve industrial justice. Mr. Hennie Smith, second vice president of the Brotherhood, who because of his militant fight to or ganize the porters in Jacksonville, Florida, was forced to leave by con spiracies of the Pullman company against him, gave an interesting and entertaining description of the opera tion of the employee representation plan and of his experinc in the Pull man wage conferences, one agree ment of which, despits great pressure by higlf Pullman officials, he refused to sign. Hie IJfrotHe^hc^d’s anniversary week closed with a delighful and beautiful dance in Forum hall. “M^xie Miller Writes* (For The Literary Service Bureau) Wife found letter in husband’s pocket — husband declares it was a trap and demands she apologize for spying—husband may be stalling, but wife better make peace and stop spying. (For advice, write Maxie Miller, care of Literary Service Bureau, 51.6 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas. For personal reply, send self-addressed, stamped envelope.) Maxie Miller: I am in trouble. I suspected my husband was interested in another woman, so I looked in his pocket and fou^.d a letter addressed to this woman. Instead of begging me pardon, my husband raised the devil, accuses me of syping, demands that I beg him pardoa, or he’ll quit me. Now, what do you think of that? What should I do?—Jealous Wife. Jealous Wife-: It is a mistake for any woman to go prowling and spy ing in that way. What you don’t know won’t hurt you, and you’ll al most surely find something when you look for something. Perhaps he was trying to catch you, and perhaps he is just stalling and getting him self out. But you can never know w-hich. Perhaps all husbands do some philandering, so, you’d better make terms, this time, and then keep out of your husband’s pockets. Swallow your medicine and improve.—Maxie Miller. COLORED WOMEN AT $4.50 A WEEK REPLACED BY WHITES AT $12.00 MEMPHIS, Tenn.—One of the many instances of how the NRA is affecting the Negro in the South was reported here to the Memphis branch of the N A A C P. from the Tri State manufacturing company of this city. This eompany discharged fourteen colored workers on July 31, the day before the code went into ef fect and hired whites. One of the colored women discharged had work ed there for nine years and another for seven years with no complaints against their efficiency. They worked eight hours and forty-five minutes a day for $4.50 a week. The whites are working eight houas a day for $12 a week. AUTHOR OF "THE PLANTATION NEGRO AS A FREEMAN’ DIES BALTIMORE, Md. — (CNS) _ Philip Alexander Bruce, historian and biographer and brother of former United States Senator William Cab ell Bruce of Maryland, died on Wed nesday night at his home in Char lottesville, Va., near the University of Virginia, after a long illness. He was the author of many public ations appeared over a period of more than forty years, from “The Planta tion Negro as a Freeman,” 1888 to “The Virginia Plutarch,” which was issued in two volumes by the Univer sity of North Carolina Press in 1929. r | laundry... for your Apparel and Linens— We offer the QUALITY and SERVICE that you demand. You know our phone— j WE-6055 i Edtioim & Sherman LAUNDERERS AND | DRY CLEANERS YOU ON WELCOME EVERY TRIP ON THE ‘VALLEY QUEEN’ A month ago, after an arduous journey up the Missouri from Mem phis, Tennessee, the 180-foot river steamer, “Valley Queen,” docked at the foot of Douglas Street with the hopes of giving the people of Omaha and vicinity something new in the way of entertainment. In less than a week after the ar rival of the boat, Omahans and visit ors were sold on the idea that Iht Missouri River is not merely the dividing line between Iowa and Neb raska but something that can be used for pleasure. Crowds nearing the capacity num ber of 650 have flocked o the excur sion boat every evening for a three hour trip down the river and back. On Saturday evenings two trips, one at 9 p m , and another at 1 a m , have been necessary to accommodate the overflow crowds. And for those not caring for the evening dance trips, the “Valley Queen” makes aft ernoon sightseeing excursions on Sat urday and Sunday. The novelty of boating in Nebraska is one explanation for the steamer s popularity, but more important than that are the facts that it is always cool on the river, that the music is good and the crowds congenial. Officers of the Omaha Navigation Company, which operates the “Valley Queen,” have expressed themselves as well pleased with the recepton which their boat has received. “According to various conversations I have had with patrons,” one officer said, “the crowds are coming aboard night aft er night, not because it is something new and different to do, but rather because it is the most pleasant and comfortable place to dance in Oma ha.” FUND ALLOTMENT FOR RIVER WORK FORMALLY MADE Forest W'ork Money Also Is Provided for Nebraska OTHERS NEARBY Formal allotment of $14,211,108 of federal funds for public works in Nebraska was announced Wednesday in Associated Press dispatches from Washington and from Denver, Colo rado. The chief item is that of $14,158, 108 for channel development work on the Missouri river between Kansas City and Sioux City. Other items in cluded eight thousand dollars for roads and trails in national forests in this state and 45 thousand dollars for other improvements in the nat ional forests of Nebraska. Nearby States to Benefit Neighboring states also will ben efit by forest service allotments as follows: For roads and trails, Colo rado, 271 thousand dollars; Wyom ing, 76 thousand dollars; South Dak ota, 59 thousand dollars; Oklahoma, three thousand dollars. For other forest service improvements; Colo rado, 392 thousand dollars; Wyom ing, 125 thousand dollars; South Dakota, 110 thousand dollars; Okla homa, 83 thousand dollars. Still another big allotment close to Nebraska—that of $22,700,000 for the Casper Alcova irrigation project in Wyoming—was announced Wednes day by the public works board. Earlier, it announced allocations of $15,415,000 for construction work on 14 irrigation projects in Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mex ico, Texas, Oregon and Utah and $2, 250,000 for the naval hospital at Philadelphia. Other Large Allotments Other larger allotments included 50 million dollars to the Tennessee val ley authority; 100 million dollars to the farm credit administration; 40 million dollars to the civilian corps; of subsistence homesteads; $43,986, 25 million dollars for establishment 956 for flood control on the lower Mississippi river; $44,460,000 for re clamation, including 38 million dollars for Boulder dam; and $11,500,000 for continuation of work on the nine foot channel in the upper Mississippi river. A loan of $37,500,000 to the port of New York authority for a midtown vehicular tunnel under the Hudson river brought total allotments from the public works fund to $1,325,896, 138. RUMOR HAS IT THAT OXLEY WILL SOON COME TO TOWN TO STAY WASHINGTON—(CNS) — Lieut. Lawrence W Oxley of Raleigh, North Carolina, who was in the city during the past week, was strictly non commital as to presistent rumors that he was soon to come to town to | take a position under the new Ad ministration. It is definitely known, however, that Mr Oxley came to the Capital to consult with the two Senators from North Carolina and that he is slated for an appointment soon to some position a little if not quite different I WHAT Omaha Makes Makes Omaha TRY BLUE BARREL and OMAHA FAMILY SOAP Haskin Soap Co. OMAHA from anything ever given the Negro under Republican regimes. Those claiming to be in the know” say that Oxley will get something very good and that very soon. In fact the date has been set, they say, for his coming and the position he will be appointed to, but definite informa tion could neither be obtained from Mr” Oxley himself; “those in the know,” or Administration leaders, as to just what that very good thing will be TECHNICIANS MEET IN CHICAGO WASHINGTON — (CNS) — The Washington Branch of the National Technical Association elected its dele gates a few days ago to attend the National meeting, which will be held in Chicago September 1 to 4 John A Lankford, Architect is a delegate and one of the National Vice President’s. Mr Lankford will address the Convention on “The Ne gro in the Field of Inventon.” Mr. Harold A. Haynes, President of the Washington Branch will speak on, “Technical Education at Howard University.” The National Technical Association is composed of the leading Architects Engineers, Chemist and persons of the allied professions the leading Architecs, Engineers, Chem ist and persons of the allied profes sions throughout the coontry. Char les S Duke, of Chicago, is the Presi dent. FINLEY WILSON SEEKS TO OUST RECEIVERS AND MUTUALIZE NATIONAL BENEFIT WASHINGTON — (CNS) — In a determined effort to wrest control of the National Benefit Life Insurance Company from the hands of its two white receivers and reorganize into a mutual life insurance company, J Finley Wilson, has submitted as in tervener, a comprehensive plan, to the District of Columbia Supreme Court. The plan submitted through his at torneys is based on a document filed in that court in July, 1933 and calls for the operation and management of the company by its policy-holders, as owners. According to he plan the court is requested to order the receivers, Gil brt A Clark and Frank Bryan, Jr , to show cause why they should not immediately file a full report of the financial condition of the company up to and including August 15 In addition, the petition specifies that the receivers should also show cause why they should not “cooper ate to the fullest degree” with Mr Wilson to secure necessary author ization from all policyholders to carry out the plan of mutualization; also why they should not utilize to the fullest extent the present field agents and employees in furtherance of the plan. The plan, as now submitted by Mr Wilson’s attorneys, is supplemental to the one filed in July and is based on the report filed by the receivers, December 15, 1932. This report set forth that the total value of the as- i sets distributable as equities to policy holders amounted to $1,060, 763.06, as of September 9, 1931. The Wilson plan is also based upon : the theory that the assets in the hands of the receivers, remaining af ter the cost of the receivership is de ducted, and all claims are settled, are the property of the policy holders. It is upon the value of these distribut able equities that Intervener Wilson expects to secure the basis for the working capital in the organization of a mutual life insurance company. It is claimed that the Wilson plan affords a method for the utilization of approximately 75 per cent of the company’s assets, listed as real es-1 tate, through cooperation of the policy holders, to prevent a total loss, which would likely reclaims on an equitable basis. The proposed mutual company, for which a charter has already been worked out, would be organized under the legal reserve plan. Equities dis tributable to the policy holders would be the basis for the working capital. The new company would take over the assets and insurance business of the National Benefit and provide for the settlement of all claims against it. As a medium for transferring the assets, business, and claims of the National Benefit to the new com pany, a contract of reinsurance would be entered into between the receivers and the hew company. In the event that the assets turned over to the new company are inade quate to meet the obligations, the plan is to compose the differences with the policy holders by either of the following methods: (a) By reducing the amount of insurance and the premiums propor tionately. (b) Ey reducing the amount of insurance, the premiums remaining the same. (c) By increasing premiums, the insurance remaining the same. (d) By the imposition of a lien. Under a suggested moratorium uo ;ash surrender or loan values on any if the business reinsured, based upon ;he present reserve would be paid by :he new company prior to the ex piration of five years from the ef fective date of the contract of rein surance. The said moratorium would pot apply to any values created by premiums paid subsequent to the ef-, 'ective date of the contract of rein surance. In the event the court grants In-, tervener Wilson permission to trv out his plan, a period of 90 days j. requested for the perfection of the reorganization. The petition also pro vides for instruction to the receivers They would bom directed by the court to extend to him the full ami unlimited facilities of the receiver ship, and to make available to him the entire agency and other employes for the purpose of presenting the re organization plan to the policy holders and creditors of the company. The employee^ would also be used in se curing from them whatever author ization might be found necessary. ATTORNEY GENERAL CUMM INGS GIVES SLIGHT ATTENTION TO INTERRACIAL DELE GATION WASHINGTON—(CNS)- Federal prosecution of Sheriff R I, Sham blin, of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, on charges of criminal negligence and complicity in permitting two Negroes in his care to be lynched on August 13 while en route from Tus caloosa to Birmingham, was demand ed of Attorney General Cummings by an interracial delegation of more than twenty leaders here Thursday August 24 Mr Cummings and his assistant gave the delegation headed by Charles H Houston, of the How ard Law School, arid Allan Taub, one of the 1 L P attorneys, slight at tention and little encouragement; a* they presented the charges to the legal representatives of the Depart ment of Justice. Scheduled for an interview with Assistant Attorney General William Stanley at 12 o'clock noon, the dele gation did not gain admission to his presence until 3:30. Mr Houston presented the delegation to Assistant Attorney General Stanley, and Allan Taub, one of the I L D Attorneys, who was driven out of Tuscaloosa by' a mob for attempting to defend the two victims, presented a brief setting forth the charges against the sheriff and outlining his personal exper iences in the southern town, and es pecially the hostile attitude taken by the people "f the town, both citizens and officials. After a full presentation of the case to the Assistant Attorney Gen eral, the delegation also called on Mr Cummings, the Attorney Gen eral. Among the delegation who called on the Attorney General and his as sistant were: Charles H Houston, Allan Taub, Carol W. King, secretary of the International Judicial Asso ciation; New York City, August W Gray, President of the Washington. D C Bar Assertion, James G White of Philadelphia; Edward Kun tz, Max Posner an4 Samuej Goldberg, attorneys for the I L D , of New York City; Bishop E D W Jones, of the A M E Zion Church, South eastern Diocese; B V Lawson, N Nichols, Bernard Ados, of famous Euel Lee Case; Mr Levins, Miss A M Detzer, of the International Lea gue for Peace and Fredom; F W Adams, Regional Director of the Nat ional Bar Association, Nathan Dob bins and Mrs Posner. RELIEF FOR SCHOOL TEACHERS Federal Aid Promised Cloned Schools The National Urban League is ask ing leaders among Negroes in all sections of the country to read fol lowing authorization sent to gover nors and state emergency relief ad ministrators by Harry L Hopkins, Administrator of the Federal Emer gency Relief Administration. This ruling, if applied to Negro teachers and schools, will enable many of those closed for lack of funds to be open ed. The ruling as follows: “To The Governors and State Emer gency Relief Administrators: Your relief commission is author ized to use Federal relief funds now available or to be made available by the Federal Emergency Relief Ad ministration to pay work relief wages to needy unemployed teachers or other persons competent to teach and assign them to class rooms up through the eighth grade, provied; first, that these teachers are assign ?d by the relief officers to appropriate educational authorities who will have entire supervision over their activi ties; secondly, provided that they are assigned only to those schools which prior to this date have been ordered closed or partially closed for the coming school year because of lack of funds; third, this applies only to rural counties. State Relief Admin istrations are also authorized and urged to pay from above funds relief work wages to needy unemployed persons competent to teach adults unable to read and write English This applies to cities as well as rural counties. Under no circumstances should relief funds be used to relieve counties of their proper responsibility for education, nor should these activi ties permit the substitution relief teachers for regulaily emplo/ed tea chers. Yours very sincerely, (Signed) HARRY L. HOPKINS Harry L Hopkins, Administrator. POLICE CHIEF SLAIN CARBQNDALE, 111—Night Chief of Police L A Sizemore, 54, was shot to death today and an hour later four officers shot and killed Joe prendson, 29, Negro, when he opened fire as they sought to arrest him for questioning.