The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, July 14, 1934, Image 1

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Hear Him And Know For Yourself
Robert (Bob) Samardick
Our New Chief of Police
Robert (Bob) Samaradick stands
out paramount and in a class to him
self in his profession as a police of
fical. He' held many position in the
line of police duty, his chosen profes
From the beginning of his career
up to date, Omaha has always known
that there was nothing behind th«
scenes unexplainable in every act of
his life in the many law enforcement
positions he has held in the last 20
years. Robert Smaradick was found
in everyone of these positions, as
solid as the pyramids in Egypt. He
is courageous, honest, fearless and a
true friend of society. Even the
enemies of good government wiM give
him that credit. He is kind, sympath
etic, but positive in his command to
his associates in the line of their duty
to society, and likewise to the law vio
lators. Even the law violators have
this to say about Stmardick. He will
give the third warning before taking
definite action against anyone that is
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A Big Banquet and i
Graduation Edition at I
No Cost to The Gra- I
;; ates. |
Just to encourage vouth i
; education among our t
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Omaha Guide Publishing j
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in? on nutjtin? out our |
annual 1934 graduation I
edition, with a hi? ban-1
auet and urogram for the j
graduates earlv in the 1
; month of Julv. Each hiVh f
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PTarfuatos is rpouestod to t
register at the Omaha I
Guide Office. 2 4 2 0 j
Grant Street, at once, !
bring in vour nhotograph, j'
if vou have ane, if not re- *
gister anyway. \
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Mrs. Authur Pursell Dies
Mrs. Arthur Pu'sell, who lived at
the home of Mrs. Saunders, 25th and
Indiana Ave.,passed away on July 7
at a local hospital.
Mrs. Pursed was stricken with a
stroke of paralysis on the third day
of July. Sh had been in poor health
for several years, but was fatally
stricken on the third. She leaves 0216
brothe*, Mr. Elrie Taylor of Omaha
and Mrs. Saunders of Omaha, with
whom shj made her home.
Funeral services were held Thurs
day evening at 2 p. m., Rev. F P
Jones officiating,, funeral servic.s in
hands of W. L. Myers.
After grossly insulted by a
park department atttendent, Messrs.
Waldron. lone Hanger and Miss Mable
Ray failed to get any consideration or
even courteous treatment when they
complained to Commissioner Frost.
The affair happened in Elmwood Park j
when Mrs. Waldron and a party in
cluding her father, Rev. Williams,
fromer pastor of St. Johns, went to
preparr breakfast in the parlrkitchen.
In order to keep the ladies away, the
the attendant washed the room with
hose three tim s between 9:00 and 11
a. m. Wen the ladies insisted on
usig the kitchen they were advised
by the attendant that on the previous
evening, he had to contend with 400
of you riff raff and he was tired of
cleaning after them. When advised
that the matter would be reported, the
attendent said: “Idon’t give a d-, it
would do no good.
Evidently the attendant knew how
far to go, for during the complaint
not once did the Comknisssioner state
the attendant was in error by such
unmanliness. Even though Mr.
Frost was advised that a week pre
vious this same attendant refused to
allow a group of colored women use
certain tables on the pretext they
were reserved (which was later found
untrue). He advised: “If your girls
conducted yourselves orderly, you
wont have any trouble. With this
advice, the Commissioner uncermon
iously walked out leaving the com
walked out leaving te whole com
mittee to ponder their fate with per
son who during the whole conference
attempted to show that the attendant
was in error.
Special From Chicago
By Mrs. Hiram Greenfield
The biggest attraction in Chicago
is the Century of Progress. Thou
sands of visitors are here frrom all
over the world, attending the World’s
The greatest event for ths Lord in
all the United States is the mighty
wonderful power God has given Elder
Lucy Smith through the laying on of j
hands and praying for. the sick and
afflicted. Hundreds are healed and
go their way rejoicing in the Lord.
Elder Simith is founder and pastor
of the Langley Ave. All Nations
Pentscostal Church 3716 20 Langley
Ave., Chicago.
Every Wednesday Elder Smith
holds special divine healing services;
when she prays for around one hun
ndred afternoon and night. Its mar
velous to behold the deaf receive their
hearing, paralized get up and walk,
sight nestered, dope fiends healed all
kinds of disease® healed through the
great gift of healing God fcas bestow
ed upon ,this meek humjble sweet
strong clean holiness woman. She'
has a beautiful bride and stone church
fully equipped. Modern in every de
tail. One oi the finest churches buil
in Chicago. Chicago is astir over
the work of this great and wonderful
women. Every Sunday night, Elder
Smith broadcasts her services over
station WIND, from eleven to twelve
midnight. (Chicago daylight saving
time) 10 to 11 Omaha time. The
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Hon. Kenneth S. Wherry
Th j Honorable Kenneth S. Wherry at the mass political meeting spoil
the principal speaker of the evening sored by Mr. Herman Friedlander.
Tuesday evening July 17 at 8:30 p. m. there will
be a get together meet. Everybody is welcome and be
lieve me says Mr. Hainan Friedjandier that cooling
refreshments will be served and admission will be free.
“You should know your next United States Senator,” sayr
the chairman Jofrn Adams. “Get acquainted with
him. Put another Wanger on the job.Senator Kenneth
S Wherry will doubly fight fofr the anti-lynching
bill and oh boy, believe me he is a cdurageous fighter.
Meet all of your Negro candidates both Democrat
and Republican. Especially the three “Johnnys”, Rep.
Johnny Owen, Atty. John Adams, Editor John B. Horton,
Mr. Arthur B. McCaw, Mr. C. Adams, Mr. Roy White
Yep, they 11 al1 be there, guests are to be invited, Att. Doh
Galiagher, a candidate for Att. General of the State,
Mi. Theio. (Ted) Metcalfe, Joe Rosenbloom says that your
next Governor will be on the job,The Hon. Robert Smith
Mr. George Hibbler says a candidate __
for the United States Senate and can’t
lose. Mr. Friedlander says he wants
you to meet them all and decide for
yourself, let the best man win. Many
other candidates will be introduced,
to tell all of the show at this time
but spaoe and time will not'permit us
just come and see for yourself, a
red hot political meeting is really
in the making. Just an old time 21
gun big political meeting. WHERE?
Dreamland Hall, 24th and Grant Sts.
WHEN? July 17 at 8:30 F. M.
sharp come one come all and know
for yourself. There will be a high
class musical program rendered.} this, will be the hotest
political meeting of the season.
Don’t miss it, if you do you will miss
the treat of your life, so says Mr.
Herman Friedlander, sponsor of this
A committee composed of R. C. I
Price, president, John Adams, jr. and
Dr. A. L. Hawkins Tnterrie-s^d
Poice Commissioners Meyers last
►week regai-Bing the promotion erf one
of the Negro officers to Lieutenant
of Poiise, an office formerly held by
office* Buford. Mr. Meyers inform
ed the committee that he did not at'
this time hare any need for a colmed
police lieutenant.
F. Anderson should try a different
fellow to pass bis next lead half dol
lars, because C. Whales doe§n’t take
them so easily.
Mr Herman Friedlander
Mr. Herman Friedlander, sponsor
of the meeting. Mr. Friedlander is
a popular North Omaha businessman
and of late a political power.
BASTROP, La., July 10—A young
Negao farme* Andrew McLeod, 2fc,
lay dead in an unterdaking establish
ment, lynched by a mob, after he
had confessed an attempted attack
on a prominent white girl.
300 men hanged McLoed from the
limb of an oak tree on the court house
square on July 9, McLoed crying and
pleading for mercy.
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Mr John Adams* Jr.
Mr. John Adams, Jr. candidate for
the State Legislature from the &th
District is chairman of the meeting
for thu- evening.
John Adams, Jr.
Mr. John Adams Jr., who is a can
didate for the state Legislature from
the 9th District is 29 years old ard
was born in Columbia S. C. His
parents moved to Spokane Washing
ton when he was five yearsof age
where he started his grade school
education. They then moved to But
te Mounjtana then to Pueblo Colorado
and in 1923 to OmahA, Nebraska.
Mr. Adams entered the University
of Nebraska in the fall of 1923, re
gistering for six years course in Arts
and Sciences and Law, In 1927 he
received his degree of Bachelor of
Arts and in 1929 he received his de
gree of Bachelor of Laws. In June
of 1929 he was admitted by the Su
preme court to practice law in all
courts of the state ana by the U. S.
District Court to practce in all Feder
al Courts.
Mi*. Adams has always taken an
active part in community affairs.
He is a member of the Executi rs
Board of the National Association for
The Advancement of Colored People
chairman of the legal redress commit
tee of this organization, a member
of the Emergency Advisory Council
for Negroes, a member of the Kappa
Alpha Psi National fraternity, a
member aid secretary of the Trustee
Board of St. John’s AME church and
a member of the Executive Board of
the Mid City Community Center and
Urban league. Mr. Adams has also
had an eight months experience as a
Federal Relief Case Worker. In Sep
tember of 1934 he was married to
Miss Constance Singleton of Omaha.
They now have a s.on John the 3rd
who is 11 months of age.
During the last election Mr ■ Adams
was nominated on the Republican
Ticket as a oandidate to the legisla
ture from the 10th district buf was
defeated in the general ejection by
Edward Dugan the Democratic can
didate. Since then Mr. Adam* has
moved Into the ninth district.
Mr. Adams makes the following
statement: % believe in safe, sound,
honest and efficient government.
1 believe that eveay citizen in the
state of Nebraska, regardless of race
creed or color should be given the
protection of the motto of this great
state, ‘Equality before the law.’ If
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In a two hour conference held with
Congressman Edward R. Burke, Wed
n sday July 4, Representative John
ny Owens and Dr. G. B. Lennox,
urged the appointment of a race At
torney to the staff of the Home Own
er’s Loan Corporation, urging Con
gressman Burke to give his recom
mendation .
Mr. Burke readily assented agree
Representative Johnny Owens
ing to give tha matter his whole
hearted support. He asked Mr.
Owen to name the attorney. Repre
sentative Owen offered the name of
Atty. Charles F. Davis. Dr. Len
nox readily endorsed Mr Davis’ ap
pointment, saying that tie believed
Mr. Davis most acceptable-.
Mr. I. Shuler, general manager and
M*. I. J. Dunn, chief Counsel, on
Thursday July 5, accepted Congress.,
man Burke’s recommendation for the
appointment of Mr. Davis. On Sat
urday, Representative Owen and Atty
Davis called on Mr. Shuler. Mr Davis
called on Mr. Shnler. Mr. Davis
was then formally placed on the list
of Attys. of the Heme Owners Loan
Mi*. Davis is the only race Attorney
in the state exam mg abstracts fear
he H. O. L. C thus far reported ....
In commenting upon the applicant,
Mr Davis, said, “Rr... Owen is highly
progressive, knows what he wants
and perserves to the end. It is his
and Dr Lennox type of young men,
who are willing, able and far sighted
enough to pass up small pecuniary
gain, ever working and striving, eal
izing that racial recognition is our
real and ultimata goal. Racial ac
complishments of today are beacon
lights for our posterity. I have not
much to say concerning myself, ex
cept that quite naturally I, my family
and friends ara quite pleased.
The Polisher of Brass
Joe stood back and surveyed hi3*
work with pride. There wasn’t any
one about the theatre who could make
the brass door plat-s shine like he
did. There was a trick to it.He’d
learned it. At first the work was
hard. It was difficult to achieve the
gleaming effect that was his goal.
“But you sure can learn to do most
anything if you just keep a'tryin’,”
he would say . He was sure now he
had been right. He had achieved
success, and as a result there was no
one on the theatre cleaning force who
held a more enviable position than he
did. I
From the manager to the ushers *
every one on the staff had a gmile
and a cheery word for him. “'Vfou
sure know how to polish up the han
dle of the big front door,”^ they’d
tell him as they hurried by.
Jee liked his work. He revelled
ia the satisfaction afforded him when
he’d step through the outer doer* into
the gleaming marble and gold iacade
ef the theatre. He’d sigh luxurious
ly when his feet sank iato the deep,
rich crimson carpeted foyer.
Hut though he loved all this adorn
I adornment, it was backstage that he
thrilled at the privileges his worl
affoaded him. He delighted in con
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I Ater a committee of ladies includin'*
; Miss Mable Ray, lone Hanger and
Eva Waldron failed to get considera
tion from Commissioner Frost on in
sulting treatment in Elmwood Park
by a park att.ndent. A committee
headed by J. Harvey Kerns, Dr. A.
L Hawkins and M:}. Harry Andesson.
accompanied by the ladies brought
the matter to the attention of Mayor
Towl. Mr. Kerns on presenting the
case to the Mayor said: “This was not
only a case affecting the ladies, but
every negro in Omaha.” There waa
no excuse he said for the attendant's
attitude, as the ladies he inauted
were known to represent the best in
Omaha. Neither he said, did the Com
missioner show concern for the wrong
the ladies suffered. It was also
pointerd out by the committee that
Negroes paid tax. a, helped support
the parks and were demanding only
the respect and consideration in pub
lic places they are entitle to.
Mayor Towl advises the committee
that he assured them there would not
not be an occurance of what happened
He also advised that if people could
not get along in parks without one
group seeking to take advantage he
would have such parks closed as was
th.» case of a swimming pool. He
said that the recent happenings in the
parks were not representative of the
spirit of Omaha, and would not be
tolerated by his office. He thanked
the corofcnittee for calling this matter
and any other where unfair practices
were employed.
Mr. John Dixon, who was a victim
of a stroke of paralysis, Saturday,
June 30, and died Tuesday morning
July3, was buried at the Forest La'^p
Oemetery July 7, funeral services
were presided over by Rev. O. J.
Burckhaaldt, was at the Myers Funer
al home.
Mr. Dixon was the sixth of eight
brothers to die from a similar illiness,
none of his brothers living as long
after being stricken.
John Dixon was bom at Phillips
County, Ark. near Helena. He came
to Omaha from St. Louis, Mo. as an
employee of the Morris Packing Co
in 1921, in charge of the clean up
gang. After coming to Omaha, he
saw there was no colored women em
ployed in the packing plant, he con
sulted the office and they sent him
back to St. Louis to get a few ex
perienced colored women n order to
train others for the work here. He
was known as one of the best packing
house workers in Omaha. He was
transferred in 1922 to Armours as a
gang foreman
John and Alfred Dixon came west
better than twenty years ago. Leo
nard Dixon, alias Shan, the youngest
brother joined them in 1924, the three
being together ten years. John, the
oldest, acted as father tcf the other
Mr. Dixon leaves to mourn hi3
death, his wife, Mrs. Ester Dixon and
their Baby girl, a mother Mrs. Rebec
ca Dixon, two broth^s and a host of
| friends.
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George “Slim” Hairston, the chanu
pi on pocket billard player has re
returned from Chicago, after a brief
visit in that windy city. He return
ed Thursday in readiness f*r the
proposed 600 point match game, then
he will depart for California.
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Protests to
Mayor Towl on Elmwood Park Row