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It ig with pardonable pride that 1
am happy to comment on the wonder,
ful record of achievement made by
the colored boys at the Council ol
Honor held at Central High School
Auditorium last week. Not that other
heights have not been reached by
members of our group in other line®
of endeavor, but the feat performed
by these boys is so rare and 8ingular
that it called forth the admiration,
not only from the colored people, but
from the whites as well. Had these
boys been members from the three
Troopg which comprises the number
of colored Troops in the Omaha
Council, it would not hav’e drawn as
much comment ag it did. from the
fact that of the five boys winning the
Eagle Palm were members of Troop
79, of which Mr. T P. Mahammitt
is Scout Master, who in turn was
highly complimented by the speaker
awarding the prizes, Colonel McCol.
lough, who after commenting on the
remarkable record set by the five
boys of Troop 79, called Mr. Maha
mmitt to the 8tage and presented him
to the audience.
No we are not surprized at the:
record made by the hoys of 79, we
are only surprized that the boys ef
the other Troops of color did not do
as well or better. Wo are fully con
scious of the fact that if the Negro
* to gurrivo in this age at greed,
hate and race prejudice, he must
strive to excel, not only in scooting
and other patriotic achievements, hut
in our economic and industrial affairs
In going to sad fro, through the
rtreotB of Omaha, day by day, we had
ampio time to cogitate upon the
whims and vagaries of the human
mind. With al of the great possibili
ties the member of <#ir group have
within their grasp especially here in
Omaha, one grows »iek at heart how
they are each day trodden under foot.
True the colored people of this dty
has mads great strides la the last
few years, especially in avenues of
business. But this is only a begin,
ning, as those whe are engaged in
business had the thrift, industry and
business sagacity to launch out into
They must effect combination '■
one with the other in the pooling and
concentrating of tbelr buying poster
wherein they will be able to meet
competition whieh they mnst do if
they hope to carry ea.
There has been too many complaints
made to me since I have been engaged
ia the work of advertising on the
OMAHA GUIDE, and incidently
boosting the Negro business snd es.
pecially that of the Square Deal
Stores. It is not enough that Negro
business should contrive to sell their
goods and commodities on a par or
cheaper than their competitors, but
they must let the people know it, not
by a spasmodic djsultory method of
advertising but they should advertise,
so profusely that their name will be
for your Apparel and
We offer the QUALITY
and SERVICE that you
You know our phone—
Edholm & Sherman 1
24th & Lake St.
1L—— , .... .■ ■ H
sononymoug with the goods, which
When the public thinks of flour sugar
or other goods, which they handle they
will at once think of the Square Deal
Stores, and when they think of Drugs,
their mind will at once divert to Ross,
Johnson or Owen Drugs.
It was a good sign to see Dr. Haw.
kins, President of the Professional
and Business League at the meeting
of the Square Deal Stores last Tues
day night, it shows a human interest
in the success of one organisation in
the other. Only in this manner can
we hope to make any progress.
On the Job
September 21, 1933.
Mr. Randall Biart,
State Relief Director of Nebraska.
I should like to call your attention
to a report brought to me that dis
crimination as to color is manifested
regarding federal relief employment
in the state of Nebraska. Whether
the game has been intentionally or
unintentionally, we d« not know, bnt
we are seeking an immediate rectifi
cation of this situation.
It is stated prospective workers of
oar group seeking employment on
state federal relief projects have
been given alibis and statements that
only skilled workmen, or special men
for special Jobs are being considered.
From investigations. Peter Kiewit,
co«tractor, iQ charge ef federal re
lief work in Douglas County hag tak
en on any number of workers, but
has not given consideration to any of
this group, and we are asking you to
see in hiring future employees that
no discrimination as to color is mani
W* are tax payers, voters sad sup
porter* of our city, county sad state,
entitled to employment in proportion
to others. Even since the N R. A.
codes have gone into effect, many
employers, rather than pay Colored
workers the minimum authorized
salary have laid them off and taken
on others, which is not fair as we
have to live and have obligations that
must be met the same a* others.
If you will pardon me, I should
like to call your attention to a recent
happening among representative* of
onr race. Several appeared before the
London Aviation Corps for employ
ment, but this body thinking they
were inefficient rejected them, Jap
an however, took these men in charge,
and the last reports received indicat
ed all are making good, and have be
come competent aviators. If we are
not given a chance it is impossible for
ns to prove ours 1 eves competent.
We are asking you, as State Relief
Director of Ne/braska, to use all in
fluence possible to see that workmen
of this group are considered in pro
portion to others when seeking work
on state federal relief projects.
Thanking yon very much for what
ever consideration you may give;
hoping to hear from you regarding
DR. G B LENNOX, President,
Omaha Working Men’s Com.,
2122% North 24th Street
STATE EMERGENCY RELIEF
State Capitol Building
October 2, 1933.
Dr G B Lennox, President
Omaha Working Men’s Committee
2122% North 24th Street
Dear Dr. Lennox:
In regard to your letter of Sept
ember 2.1t., the matter of work on
these federal projects comes under
the direction of Mr. George Hodge
and I am passing yonr letter on to
him. It is the intention of the relief
administration that there will be no
discrimination as to race, color, poli
tics or religion.
I feel sure that calling this to Mr.
Hodge attention will serve to iron out
the difficulties which you now have.
Yours very truly.
RANDALL G. BIART,
State Relief Director
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POSTAL TELEGRAPH OPENS
SUOTH SIDE BRANCH
A News Feautre
By CLIFFORD C. MITCHELL
Proving conclusively that successful
business, whether conducted by
whites or black, will attract the at
tention of other successful concerns
is the way that I look at the latest
bit of cooperation between the Postal
Telegraph Company and the Supreme
Liberty Life Insurance Company.
When the Liberty Life, ever seek,
ing ways of diminishing its overhead
and current expense, sought to lessen
its costs in the matter of their tele,
graphic communications they com.
pared very closely the telegraphic
costs of the various concerns and the
service rendered, etc. In their esti
mation the Postal Telegraph’s rates
were the cheapest but they did not
maintain a nearby southgide office or
even a branch station.
However, big business—and per.
haps that is the reason H is big—is
able to size up a situation at a glance
and to secure a sizeable amount of
new business the Postal Telegraph
decided that they would open up a
toothside branch station, and Mr.
Pace, president of the Supreme Lib.
erty, ever seeking possible new ave.
nues for colored employment, contract
ed with the Postal Telegraph Building
and for the time being in their own
At present, until this new service
has become more or less known to
residents and business firms in the
near vicinity of 35th and South
Parkway, the receiving and dispatch,
ing of Postal messages will be hand,
led by one or more of the Supreme
Liberty clerics, with an assurance
from the Postal company that just as
soon as the number of messages war.
rant that a modern tele.type machine
will be installed to expedite the dis
tribution of all messages, mad after
the business has become fully deve.
loped a complete modern sub-station
will be installed and manned com.
pletely by colored employees.
This is just on example of how
opportunities are built up not only for
colored but for white employees as
well. The Supreme Liberty merely
desired to secure th lowest possible
rates for the conduct of their tele,
graph business. The Postal Telegraph
not only wanted to bid for this parti,
cular business but they also saw the
possibility that through the lead of
the Supreme Liberty and by cooperat
ing together a service could be rend.
era that would react ot only profit,
ered that would react not only profit,
when developed would give additional
employment to the colored race and
would provide a convenient service
for those who were not previously
enjoying such a service.
In keeping with Mr. Pace’s ambitioB
to successfully launch anything that
he undertakes he is personally con.
templating making a direct by mail
campaign to eveTy firm and resident
within a reasonable distance of 35th
ad South Parkway, «s he not only is
anxious for the savings that his com
pany will earn 011 their telegraph ex.
pense but he already visualizes a
thoroughly modern Postal Telegraph
office in the Company’s building and
maimed throughout by colored em
ployes. Not only does he visualize this
possibility but be thinks that it can
be very easily accomplished when it
becomes generally known through,
out the district what this new service
means to each individual user and to
the race in general.
And the Postal Telegraph company
are also as intently interested in see
ing this humble beginning develops
into a worthwhile effort and have
shown this interest by employing a
colored man as a commercial solicitor
to contact prospective users of tele
Each employee of the Supreme
Liberty is loyally helping to launch
this new service and are urging their
friends and ac<}uaintances to have all
telegraphic messages, incoming and
outgoing, sent over the wires of tlx
Postal Telegraph Company.
■ BOB” VANN SUED FOR $41
500 IN MARYLAND COURT
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — (CNS)—
Damage suite totaling $41,500 have
been filed in court here by Josephine
Sims, John Ely, John Sims, Nannie
' Ely, and Althie Rutland, against
Robert L. Vann, of the Pittsburgh
Courier and special assistant to the
[ Attorney General of the United
The suits are the aftermath of the
; head on collision of Mr Vann’s car
with the car of the plaintiffs on the
National highway at Funks town four
miles from here on Friday, Septem.
ber 15, when he was seriously injured.
The plaintiffs claim to have been in.
jured, alleging Vann's car crashed
into their machine.
Mr. Vann, driving alone, enroute
from Washington to his home in Pitts
burgh in his automobile ran head on
into another car at the crest of a hill.
Both machines were completely de.
molished and the five persons in the
other ear, two women and three men,
all colored, were also seriously in.
Mr. Vann, although convalescing, is j
still confined to the Washington
Connty (Md.) Hospital here having
received a fractured skull and many
eat, and bruises. All the others in
the accident wete severly injured. At
one time one of the women was not
expected to survive.
All of the plaintiffs, like Mr. Vann,
are citizens of Pennsylvania hailing
from New Salem, Union town and
LEONARDTOWN, Md — (CNS)—
A 120 foot fire tower now under con.
struction near Great Mills is the high_
est of a group of fiv« new towers be.
ing constructed in the State of Mary
The other fenr are to be erected
by the conservation eamps in Garrett
County. The work is being done by
colored conservation employee direct^
ed by District Forester C. F. Win.
slow and District Forest Warden
Robert 0. Keefe. The tower has been
financed through contributions and
balanes in the State construction loan
CHICAGO, October 14—Next week
will be an eventful one at A Century
With former Governor Alfred E.
Smith of New York, as guest of honor
during the seven day period, a pre
tentious Autumn Music Festival on
the schedule, special fireworks, and
the celebration of State Days, the
program will mark a high point in
the history of the World’s Fair.
Railroads and travel ageaeieg arc
cooperating with the management of
the Exposition in offering unusually
attractive rates for the remaining
days of its operation. The Fair closes
its gates forever on the night of
Approximately 20,000,600 have al
ready visited the great Exposition on
the shores of Lake Michigan, and of
ficials are leaving nothing undone to
prepare for the reception of addition
al hundreds of thousands who have
not yet had the opportunity to view
the marvel* of science and other at
tractions displayed there.
Chicago’s temperate Autumn weath
er, combined with its easy accessi
bility to visitors coming by highway,
railroad and air will bring many to
the World’g Pair, in the next week,
it is predicted. At no time during the
year have conditions been so ideal for
sightseers who wish to avoid throngs
and hot weather.
Tomorrow’s program (Sunday, Oct.
the Autumn Music Festival, being
he Autumn Music Festival, being
staged by the Illinois Federation of
Womefi’s Clubs at many points on the
Exposition grounds. Among the day's
events will be music by the Cham
inaSe Girls Musical Club and Sousa
Boys Club of Madison, Wls. The
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> prize winning Women’s Chorus of La
Porto. Ind., and the chorus of XI
chapter of Phi Mu Gamma fraternity
, are also scheduled.
Monday, October 16 will bring an
attractive program of events includ
ing concerts by bands, choruses and
orchestra, free outdoor dance music
and marionette shows, military par
ades and other features.
Montana Day will be celebrated at
the Fair, Tuesday, October 17. Gov.
ernor Frank H. Cooney, state offi
cial and large delegations of citi
zens of Montana, will join with form
er residents in a program to be staged
in the Court of States. Music by pub
lic school bands as a part of the
Autumn Festival appears on the
Special trains will bring hundreds
of vistors to A Century of Progress
for the celebration of Arkansas Day, i
Wednesday, October 18. Governor J.
M Fntrelle and other state officials
will head large delegations of visitors
from their state. One of the features j
of the program will be the appear. I
ance of the famous Ozark "Smile
Girl," winner of an annual contest
in Arkansas, in which girls with at
tractive smiles compete. There will
be a spectacular fireworks display at
Greater Northside Day will be oh- j
served Friday, October 20, by thous
ands of Chicago citizens. There will!
be games, contests, hand concerts, a j
mammoth parade, old fashioned pic. j
nic, and gcores of other features. The
day will also be celebrated as Laun
dry man’s Assembly Day. Delegates
to the annual laundry convention at
will stage a program of events.
Thoasands of admirers of the pop.
ular New York Governor and Presi
dential candidate will assemble at the
World’s Fair, Saturday, October 21,
for the celebration of A1 Smith Day.
Governor Smith is coming to Chicago
to participate in a program at the
Fair, and will not appear at any eth
er function during his stay. He will
deliver an addrees, and will be the
official guest of the Exposition at a
banquet in the honor.
Purdue University will also have
its day at the Fair Saturday, and a
concert will be given by the Univer
sity band in tbe Court of Science at
7:30 p. m.
A. Thomas A. Edison Memorial
Day program is another event on the
Saturday schedule. Exhibitors of
electrical appliances and equipment
will join in the observance of the
anniversary of the invention of the
incandescent lamp. The program will
be centered around the A returns
lighting ceremony in the Court of
Science, in which the lights of the
Fair are switched on by the utiliza
tion of a beam from the Star A retur
ns. The day will close with a brilliant
NEGRO ATTORNEYS FIRED
HENDERSON, N. C.—(CNS)—C.
J Gates and H M. Thompson, both
of Durham, who are attorneys de_
fending two Negroes—Beaufort Kelly
and Florida Bullock—on trial on
charges of kidnaping and assauting
a white gir, were fired upon when
they left the court room after a night
session in Judge R. Hunt Parker’s
court here Thursday night.
The attorneys, both colored, assist
ed by R. O. Everett, a white attorney,
sought to have the indictment in the
case quashed because there were no
Negroes on the grand jury.
On Friday when the court was
convened, Judge Parker instructed
the jury to return to itg hotel and is_
sued subpoenas for the attorneys,
Gates and Thompson, who were said
by R O Everett, State legislator,
to have been fired upon when they
left the court room after a night ses.
The attorneys asked the court
through Everett for protection to
come to the court room and Judge
Parker then issued the subpoenas.
The cooperation of the Henderson
bar in his investigation was pledged
to Judge Parker by it« officials.
Mr. Everett, associated with the
attorneys in defense of the two men
said stones were also thrown by the
crowd which threatened the Negroes.
NRA UNDERTAKERS BAN
MACON, Ga.—(CNS) — The NRA
has put an end to Sunday funerals in
this city and the Negro undertakers
throughout the State are eager to
adopt the same Fan on the age old
custom of large Sunday funerals.
Preachers have agreed to back them
up. The undertakers declare they
should be entitled to a full day’s rest
on Sunday and through this agree
ment they expect to get it.
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KING TUT OUBSE AGAIN
SEEN ACTIVE IN PARIS
PARIS, Prance—(CNS)— Friends
of J F Cellerior, noted French re
search scientist, are wondering if he
is *he latest victim of King Tut ankh
amen’s vengeance on the excavators
of his tomb.
Cellerier has lost the use of his
left eye as a result of ultra violet ray
tests on a small wooden statue from
an ancient Egyptian funeral chamber, j
sent to him by Henri Verne, director
of national museums.
In the test, he was astonished to
observe “a„ exceptional luminosity”
emanting from the figure. Shortly af_
terward he felt a pain in his left eye,
from which he eventually lost the
He did not dare to blame the
strange brilliancy of the statue, said
his official report, '‘although it cer
tainly had been coated with an un_
known organic substance.” He hopes
to regain the use of his eye on a
month’s leave of absence from the
National Physical Testing Labora- j
tory, of which he is director.
ETHIOPIA’S EMPEROR GIVES j
PROCESSIONAL CROSS TO
of a ruler in far off Africa, who
claims descent from King Solomon
and the queen of Sheba, is carried in
many processions at the Washington
Cathedral here. The gift, an inter,
esting addition to Washington Cath.
edral’s collection of processional
crosses is one sent by the Emperor of
Ethiopia, in response to a prayer read
in Bethlehem Chapel at the time of
hig coronation. It ig of silver, plated
with gold, 21 by 26 inches in size. The
cross is engraved with intricate de.
sgns of small crosses at the top and
on the two arms. On the face of the
eroes is inscribed: "Haile Selassie I,
Emperor of Ethiopia, has presented
this to Washington Cathedral, 1330.”
STUDENT EMPLOYES EARN
$16,606 DURING SUMMER
VACATION AT HOWARD
WASHINGTON—(CNS) — Classed
as painters, painters’ helpers, electri
cians’ helpers, and plasterers’ helpers,
58 students of Howard University
earned approximately $16,000 on the
campus and on work on university
property during the past Summer
vacation. The wage varied from $4.00
to $6.00 per day depending upon the
efficiency of the worker. The unakill.
ed laborers earned $3.20 per day. All
were cut 15 per cent to conform to
the Government deduction.
GOVERNOR RICHIE PARDONS
AND PAROLES SEVERAL NEGRO
ernor Richie of Maryland has just
paroled 16 prisoners and granted
pardons and restoration of citizenship
to three others. Among those paroled
were eight Negroes, one of whom,
Charles Dixon, “a lifer,” was sent,
enced to be hanged for first degree
murder, but had his sentenced com
muted to life imprisonment by Gov.
The other seven are: William Simp
son, Arthur Wiliams, Luther McAr.
th;ir, Theodore Wright, Robert Plat
er, Raymond Puller, and Frederick
Wilkerson. Whitefield Lee, another
Negro was pardoned and restored to
BLIND HONOR STUDENT BEGINS
W. Reid, blind Dunbar High School
honor student, has matriculated at
Howard University. He was awarded
a $150 tuition scholarship by Howard
University; and a $400 scholarship
by the education department of the
He was attended regularly in his
high school classes by a boy class,
mate, while a girl student visited his
home each afternoon and read assign,
ments to him, making such notes as
he directed. He dictated exercises in
mathematics to her, but used the
typewriter expertly in preparing
English, history, composition and
Similar arrangements will be made,
through friends, for his progress
through the university. While at
Dunbar he wrote several poems, which I
were praised by school authorities.
WARNER BROTHERS DISCRIM.
IN ATE AGAINST NEGRO CLERKS
NEW YORK CITY—(CNS)—War
ner Brothers Theatres, Inc., recently
!!-'. ” r .. I
/ requested the New York Post Office
| officials to Belect for them 150 sub.
| stitute clerks to work as checkers on
attendance at each box office of War.
ner Brothers in New York City. The
request was for white men only.
It is claimed that the theatre com.
pany told a delegation of colored and
white clerks that Warner Brothers
hired colored people “in their proper
places as porters.”
YVONNE COLLINS NIGHT CLUB
CHICAGO—(CNS)— Yvonne Col.
lias, night club entertainer, was crit
ically wounded in a pistol battle be>
tween two policemen, four gunmen
during a robbery on Cottage Grove
Avenue early Friday morning, Oct.
ober 6. The victim, Miss Evonne Col.
Kns, twenty two years old, was shot
in the head when caught in the cross
fire of bullets as sbe cowered beside
the piano at which she had been
playing and singing when the rebberg
entered. Detectives arrested a man
gave his name as Tony FCandian,
twenty one years old. The three fled
with $200 loot.
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