The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, September 01, 1934, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

President. .Asks Gen. Johnson to j
♦day: Provident Roosevelt has asked)
Gene a I K 'gh S. Johnson to remain}
as NRA A dministrator. Since the
virtual < • mpletion of the codes a few1
months sgo, the General has been
gradually recognizing the NRA to
, mar t the requirements of administer
" mg them. At the same time, the
simplifying and perfecting process
has gone on. “The President,” the
Administrator told newspaper men
on leaving the White House, “said
that I hart to stay right here with
^my feet nailed to the floor.”
Where Complaints Should Be Fil
ed: To investigate complaints of code
violations, A,he Compliance Division
of the NRA has establisber 54 offi
cers under the State Compliance Di
rectors. One is in each state, and
extra branch o cers have been set
up in New York, Pennsylvania, Tex
as, and California. When complaints
are not settled by the representa
tives of these offices, or when appeals
are taken from the decisions of the
State Directors, the cases are refer
red to state adjustment boards, con
sisting of representatives of Labor,
Capital, and the consuming public
The court of last resort is the Com
pliance Council at Washington, which
recommends action when it fails to
make adjustment.
Food And Grocery Chains Back
Government Standards: 'The Food
and Grocery Chain Stores of Ameri
ca, whose members have more than
23,000 stores, and whose brands of
can goods account for more than 15
per cent of the total American pack,
has joined the drive for the adoption
of Department of Agriculture stan
dards and more informative labels,
k Division Administrator A. W. Riley
f has been notified by President F. H.
Massman that the Association had
agreed unanimously to give “active
support” to the movement.
A & P Adopts Government Grades:
^ The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea
Co., the world’s largest grocery dis
tributor, with 1-.000 outlets, is the
first concern to notify the NRA that
it will revise its canned food labels to
conform to the grades defined by tho
Department of Agriculture. This
eompany packs or controls the pack
ing at 10 per cent at aH canned goods
put up in America. In a wire to Di
vision Administrator A. W. Riley,
President J. A. Hartford said, “We
wish to go on record as favoring the
plan, believing it advantageous to the
eonsuminr public.” Libby McNeil
Libby, C’-ic, :o packers of canned
goods, notified the NRA that it is
willing to go to the length of design
ing new labels to prevent misunder
Dress Manufacturers Would Curb
Pwucjr(The movement which has
been under way for years among
the country's leading manufacturers
to ottrb style piracy has culminated
In a demand for the ammendmeot of
their code. The NRA will have a hear
ing on the subject early next month.
Codes in otheu- lines af industry have
greatly reduced design piracy. This
is particularly true in the silk field,
where all surface designs are filed by
their owners with a registration bu
reau. The dress manufacturers also
want a bureau where styles may be
filed and reserved for the exclusive
two of the registrants for six-month
periods. The Fashion Originators'
Guild of Annudca, which has been
fighting style piracy through agree
ment with the leading retailers has
announced its support of the propos
er amendment.
la -
Sheltered Workshops Now Organ!*.
«d: Completed questionaires and
(Continued on page four)
Ex-Police Captain Carney was driv
ing South on 15th Street, and Mrs
Henry Smith was driving East on
Capitol Avenue, about 8 p. m. Mon
day, August 27, when the collision
Mrs. Henry Smith of 3521 Blondo,j
was taking Mrs. McKnight, a guest,
and her mother, to the station, when
the accident happened. The mother,
Mrs- Martha Taylor Smith of 2211
Ohio, was seriously injured. She
was taken to the Lord Lister Hos
j pitai, where an ex-ray was taken,
which showed fracture of the ribs.
She received a gash on her legs, and
bruises about the head and arms.
Mrs. McKnight was bruised about
the head and arm. Mrs- Henry Smith
was bruised and ctit on the arms and
legs. They were attended and left at
home. The car was badly damaged
NEW YORK — Aug 24 — Although
Jean Blackwell of Baltimore, Mary
land is a senior at the University
of Michigan with better than a “B”
average and a young woman of ex
cellent character, she is apparently
being barred from Martha Cook dor
mitory solely because she is a Ne
gro. This charge is made in a letter
recently received by the National As
sociation for the Advancement of
Colored People from Mrs. Sarah M.
Blackwell, the girl’s mother. The al
1 edged discrimination is now beng in
vestigated by L. C. Blount, president
of the Detroit N. A A C. P. branch,
| and F.. Grigsby president of the De
troit Civic League.
Miss Blackwell made application in
April for a room in Martha Cook dor
mitory, whch she understands is re
stricted to girls with a “B" average.
Although she fulfilled all qualifica
(Continued on page four)
A group of singers from Omaha,
rendered a beautiful sacred program
Sunday at 8 p. m. in the First M. E
Church, at Norfolk, Nebraska.
Sopranos — Marie Robinson and
Clemintine Reynolds and Lillian Perry
Alto6—lone Mills and Scotchie
Tenors — Alfern Car y and James
Base—Bill Green, Mrs. H- Madison
Directress and organist. Rev. L. M.
Fort, Mrs. Lillie Harrson and Alfern
Garey were in the party
Mr. Gus Coma, 55 years old, of
2712 Ohio Street, who is employed
at the Swift Packing Co., will return
to work on August 30, after a week’s
Mr. Coma has been employed at
the Swift Packing Company for 37
years. After 25 years of service, an
employee is entitled to a retirement
and pension. Mr- Coma’s retirement
was due 12 years ago, but he refused
to take it, because of his good health.
The ComjKany has told him many
times that he was eligible for a pen
sion, but he is so dutiful that he re
NEW YORK—,‘At this crucial point
in my fight, you have stabbed me in
the back.” This is the charge made
by Angelo Herndon, Negro organizer
sentenced to the Georgia chain-gang,
in a telegram sent last Thursday to
George Schuyler, Pittsburgh Courier
colmnist and N. A. A- C. P. leader.
The telegram is an indignant pro
test against Schuyler’s statement in
his columfn of Aug. 25, concerning
Herndon. Schuyler said: “Herndon
is out on bail, and will probably skit
it like all the rest.” Schuyler re
fers here to the $15,000 bail collect
ed hy the International Labor De
fense to free Heraron from Fulton
Tower prison in Atlanta, pending ap
peal of his sentence of 18-20 years
on the chain-gang.
(Continued on page four)
frame-up which bears startling re
semblence to the Scottsboro case is
beng fought by the Intematonal La
bor Defense here
The framed man is George Davis, a
23-year-old Negro worker. He has
been bound over to the grand jury on
the high bail of $25,000 cash or $50,
000 property. The frame-up is ac
companied by efforts of the local
press and police to whip up lynch
spirit against the Negroes of Niagara
On Monday, July 30, the Niagara
Falls Gazette printed, under scream
ing headlines, a story to the effect
that at 1 o’clock that morning an 18
year old white girl, Helen Lauchet, had
been raped by two Negroes. The
story went that the girl had been out
with a white boy, Stanley Wajcik,
and another couple, and that while in
park two Negroes had jumped at
them, held Wajick prisoner, and had
taken her into the bushes and raped
Print Lynch Appeal
The Gazette printed the. story as
though all the statements made by
the girl were proved- At the same
time appeared a letter, signed “A
mother, “calling the men of the com
munity to show chivalry towards
their women in the Southern style
to bend all efforts to make the streets
safe again for white girls to walk
by making an example of a few Ne
The International Labor Defense
had attorneys in court to defend Dav
is, who signed retainers for the ILD.
(Continued on page four)
NE WYORK—Aug, 24—The eternal
vigilance necessary to obtain fair
play for Negro workers even in this
city was illustrated yesterday when
the National Association for the Ad
vancement of Colored People wrote
Col. William J. Wilgus, new director
of the Works Division, complaining of
dscrimination against colored em
The letter signed by Roy Wilkins,
assistant secretary of the Association,
charged that “where white and col
ored workers were on a job together
and some members of both races were
laid off, that almost uniformly the
slips given the lay-off as ‘lazy.’ Tate
at work,' ‘unwilling to work,’ etc.,
quota.' This means, of course, that
when these colored workers present
themselves for reinstatement or even
[ for home relief, consideration of their
application will be prejudiced by the
reason entered upon their discharge
The letter farther charged that
many skilled colored workers “who
had even passed examinations" were
given jobs and pay of unskilled work
ers. It cited the case of a colored
blacksmith who was suddenly reduc
ed from that rating at a pay of $1.
18 12 an hour to a laborer at ,50 an
hour, and who despite repeated ef
forts has been unable to get his pro
per eating and pay
Another complaint is that the sup
ervisor in charge of a certain build
ing project classifies all white work
ers as “key workers” and necessary
to the continuance of the project,
“whereas all colored workers, no mat
ter how competent or of what senio
rity, are unclassified and are thus the
first to be dismissed • .. and inex
perienced white workers placed in
their job6.”
The director of the Works Division
was asked to investigate these vari
ous types of discrimination and wipe
them out
Father Victor Holley, Rector of St.
Phillip’s Episcopal Church, and for
merly rector of St. Cyprian Church'
of the west side and the Holy Spirit
Mission of the south side of Pitts
burgh, Pa., will be married Sept. 3 to
Miss Louise B. Pryor of 1414 North1
25th St.
Father Holley, a native of Haiti
is the grand-son of the first colored
Bishop to be ordained by the Church.
He has studied extensively in the
Unitei States. Father Holley suc
ceeded the late Father John Albert
William, a rector of St. Phillip’s- His
successful tenure of office has been
subject of comment and approbation.
Miss Louise B Pryor, fiancee of
Father Holley, is the 20-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth
Pryor. She was bom in Omaha, at
tended and graduated from the grade
and high schools of the city.
Miss Pryor holds
the distinction of being the first Ne
gro to graduate from North High
School. The family of Miss Pryor
are old resident of the city. Her
grandfather, Mr. E. W Pryor, has
lived in Omaha 45 years. Mr. Ells
worth Pryor, her father, was born and
raised in Omaha and married here 21
years ago- Mrs. Ellsworth Pryor,
her mother was formerly Miss Lila
B. Waters of Pittsburgh, Pa. Mrs.
Pryor’s family has been residents of
Pittsburgh for over sixty years.
Father Holley and Miss Pryor will
be married at 8 p. m. Monday, Sept.
3, at the St. Phillips, The Deacon
Episcopal Church.
After a honeymoon of a week, the
couple will be at home at the St
Phillips Church Rectory, 1119 N. 21st
NEW YORK—With the task of free
ing Angelo Herndon on $15,000 bail
just completed the workers and their
sympathizers are again digging in
to their pockets to raise a $15,000
fund to carry the ease of Herndon
and the eases of the Scottsboro Boys
to the U. S. Supreme Court this fall
After five years of joblessness, of
crimes, of semi-starvation, the work
ing class, white and Negro, faced
with the daily problem of food, of
shelter, of clothes, has not only lent
$15,000 in bail, but has given in oot
right gifts $4,000 toward the defense
From California, where worker* and ]
workng-class organizers arc faeng
long prison terms because they dared
to strike, comes this letter: "You
probably know the terror workers
are facing here in California right
now. Every available cent and ounce
of energy is being thrown into this
fight against fascist hoodlums. The
joy of seeing Angelo Herndon free
(for a while at least) and the desire
to see complete freedom for him and
other class-war prisoners, makes me
tell my landlord to go to hell, and
send you |£•"
From New Jersey: “Thank yen for
giving me the opportunity to assist
in the Scottsboro - Herndon Emer
gency Fund. I am not a Communist
like Herndon, but an active Socialist.
I shall strive for a united front on
these cases.”
With the Georgia Supreme Court
agreeing to listen to another motion
for rehearing of the Herndon case,
and the cues of two of the Scott)
Omaha entrants in the National Au
ditions held at Soldier’s Field in Chi
cago, rendered a good account of
themselves among America’s premiere
singers in the National finals which
were held at the Savoy Ballroom
More than 1000 persons gathered to
hear and witness one of the most
spectacular evenings hi music ever pre
sented by a group of Negro singers.
Competing with a group of Ameri
ca’s best female singers, Miss Es
telle Robertson and Mrs. Rosa Buck
ner were eliminated in the interstate
semi-finals. Elmer McCreary, a bari
tone from Omaha was also eliminat
Thomas Jones, Jess Hutten and Ed
rose Willis were the Omaha entrants
who appeared in competition in the
finals. All at those save Jess Hut
ten failed to place in the $3,000
awards. Hutten sang as his selection
"Waterboy” and won 9th place among
more than 200 contestants which also
gave him a share in the $3,000 cash
The Omaha delegation of singers
were highly acclaimed by the Nation
al Auditions committee and judges,
and despite the fact that Mr. Hutten
! was the only winner, it was claimed
by such outstanding persons as Mrs..
Maud Rogers, Noble Sisale and Will
Marion Cook that these entrants from
Nebraska were highly (accredits ble
boro Roys about to oome before the
U. S. Supreme Court, funds are more
urgently needed than before, the 1
L. D. officials state- Send all contri
butions to Room 430, 80 Blast lltl
i-Street, Near York City.
A man sent a suit of clothes to a
tailor to be cleaned. The owner of
the suit went to the tailor shop in a
rush, and wanted his suit for a special
occasion- The tailor looked all over
the place for the suit It couldn’t be
found- He asked his helper, if he
knew anything about the suit Tha
helper reminded the tailor that he
had sold the suit the day before.
The tailor requested the helper to
get the suit from whom ever it was
sold to, later, the helper replied that
the undertaker, whom it was sold,
had buried a man wearing the suit.
On John Orend of 3311 W- Street
reports that while he was walking
home, going north on W St., he was
stopped by two unknown colored men
in front of 2920 W St- The men rob
bed him of 50c in cash, a pocket knife
and his watch. The description of the
men was given to the potce, but they
are still unknown.
One John Orend, of 3311 W Street
1811 N. 26th St, came home drunk.
He started an argument and fight
with his wife, Mable, and she hit him
over the head with a large: mirror,
causing a severe iaceratior. of the
left cheek. He was attended at the
police station by Dr-. Folhnan, then
charged with drunkness. His wife,
Mable Washington was not arrested
and Smith states that he will file a
complaint charge against her.
On August 29, Boy Harris of Den
ver, Colo-, was stopped at 21st and
Leavenworth St., for questioning by
officers Levin and Lebed- When the
officer approached the man, he at
tempted to cut him with a knife- Ow
ing to the policeman’s past experience
as a wrestler, he subdued the man
with one of his famous holds, and
took him to the police station, where
ho was given 10 days for vagrancy
and 6 days for larceny.
Prank Terrell, 17 years old, of
22nd and Grant Sts., is alleged to
have broken in the Hinky Dinky Store
at 33rd and Parker Sts., by catting
oat a screen of the rear window- He
was discovered while prowling
through the store. Cruiser officers,
Griffin and Dodendorf arrested him
The officers took five packages of
chewing gum which it is charged, he
had obtained in the attempt.
__ ■ r~ -
ponnie Booth, Jr., son of Mr.. Don
ald Booth of 2408 Erskine St.., is ex
pected to return to Omaha soon, af
ter ten days visit to the C G C.,
sponsored by the FERA. for boys
l have heard of Par on a golf
course, but I’ve never beard of Per
on a man’s job. I heard a an say
that he was making Per at Us occu
pation, perhaps he made something,
perhaps he didn’t.
I have a hluneh that Judge Lend
is. the Czar af Base Ball had better
loek over the 6t Louie Hotels for
World Series reservation*. The
Cards are strong finishers. They
need observation at this time, ah
elimination shows that the Detroit
Tigers and the St- Louis Cardinals
use the lightest weight bate of any
teams in either league, 32-|100 ounc
es for Detroit and St. Louis, 36-1(100
ounces for New York Yankee*.. New
York Giants refused to weigh their
“I To Some Distant Land"
Golf Club Competing In k. C. Tournament - Sept. 3