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THE OMAHA GUIDE, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1934 ~ NUMBER XU
CONVICTED OF CONSPIRACY
A jury in the Fedeeral Oourt of the
Eastern District of New York, aK
Brooklyn, recently found the Schecter
Bros., operating two live poultry con
cerns, guilty of conspiracy to violate
the National Industrial Recovery Act.
It wan the fir^t verdict of guilty re
turned on a conspiracy charge. The
jury also upheld the contention of the
Federal Government that alleged vio
lations of the Act were in transactions
affecting interstate commerce. No
jury had passed upon this question
before. Judge Marcus Ompbell ha"
sentenced the four brothers to jail
periods of from one to three months.
And levied fines against the mamount
ing to $7,425.
NRA WINS 67 OUT OF 73 CASES
The Litigation Division reports that
between September 15th and Novem
ber 1st, it appeared as counsel in 73
Federal Court actions. In all but 6
cases, the action was favorable to the
Government- Four of the 6 unfavor
able decisions, involving the lumber
*nd timber products code in Mississ
ippi, were rendered by the same judge.
Two important case resulted in per
manent injunctions issued against tw*
New York concents charged with vio
lating the wage, hour and label pro
visions of the Dress Manufacturing
Industry Code. The defendants, the
Fair Waist & Dress Co-, and Lom
bardy Frocks, Inc., each deposited
certified checks for $12,500 to cover
restitution of back wages to employee®
This latent report continues the pro
portion of favorable ttecisions at above
96 per cent since the Division was
created last March.
Three Deputy Administrators have
left Washington to confer with local
Code Authorities in 15 major cities.
The aim is to secure suggestions as
to how to coordinate and effect econ
omies in lc«al code administration;
bow to eliminate the multiple assess
ment problem; whait further assist
ance, if any, NRA should give local
Code Authorities in the conduct of
•ode administration. From sugges.
ions already received from the field,
an outline to be used as a basis of
discussion has been prepared, which
is being laid before the regional group
conferences. These groups are being
asked to comment and to contribute
their own proposals. As a result of
these conferences, NRA hopes to for
mulate a program for the considera
tion of the National Code Authorities
SHORTER WEEK FOR MILLINERY
An amended code for the millinery
industry has been approved, effective
November 19th, which increases mini
mum wages about 6 per cent and re.
duces the maximum basic work-week
from 37 hours to a five day, 35-hour
week. The amended code grew out
of studies and public hearings con
ducted by the Special Millinery Board
which had been created to observe the
operation of the labor provisions in
the original code. This Board is con
tinued by the amended code and is
empowered to recommend modifica.
tions or exceptions te the area wage
scales and to investigate the effects
•f the labor provisions and the classi
fications of employees under competi
tive conditions. A system of appren
ticeship, under supervision pf the
Board, % also provided.
* automobile mfg. code
The President has extended the code
for this industry without change an.
W Feb. 1, 1935, and has announced
, (Continued on page g)
IN COURT ROOM
Thrice Member of Illinois Assembly,
Warren B. Douglas, recently reelect
ed a member of the Illinois state ««
sembly on the Republican ticket,
dropped dead in the superior court
room of judge Phillip Finnegan, Mon
day afternoon at the termination of
the divorce case of Cornelius and
At the time of his death Mr. Doug
las was 49 years old and was born in.
Clarence, Mo. He was a graduate of
Western University and had studied
Jaw in Kansas City. He had for 18
years practiced in the courts of Chi
( Through his influence the policies I
of the utilities ware changed due to
the important and forceful work of
this legislator in behalf of the em
ployment of Negro persons- As a
result of his influence many Negro
men and women were employed by the
Commonwealth Edison Co., and the
gas company. Mr. Douglas was
aligned with the faction of the for
mer U- S. Senator, Charles S. Deneen.
and by the force of his character and
powerful oratory arose as a leader of
that faction among the Negro voters.
He was a distinguished and highly re.
spected member of the Illinois bar.
Likewise he gained notable recogni
tion and distinction for his service
of three teriris in the legislature, and
was reelected In the November cam
paign to represent his district at the
opening «f the session next month.
AJr. Douglas ia survived by widow,
daughter and brother.
Eager enthusiasm almost to the
point of disorder reigned throughout
the meeting of the “Critics” at the
mid-city Wednesday night.
Capable hands were eager for the
chance to aid the, program committee
in the preparaton for the program,
Sunday, Dec. 9.
Only the capable and cool reaoning
ef Mr. Davis’ leadership coupled with
Mr. H. Thomas’ caliber of common
sense and not to forget the thorough
ness of Mr. L. Lee, the originality of
Mr. J. Williams, the very excellent
qraftmanshlp and ability of Mr. D.
Murray, are to be credited for this
venture. We hope you enjoyer the
R. Gordon, Reporter
ANNOUNCEMENT OF BIRTH
Mrs. Jonathan Jones gave birth
to an 8 pound, 11 oz. baby girl Sat
urday’, Dec. 1, at 9 a. m. at a local
hospital. Mrs. Jones is the daughter
of Rev. and Mrs. Elijah Green of 2213
Grace street. Rev. and Mrs. Green
are members of Pleasant Green Bap
tist church. Mrs. Green, the nurse,
and M,rs. Jones were discussing the
birth of the child, saying the birth
would be November 15. Rev. Green
spoke and said, “You all are wrong.
The child will be bom on my birthday,
December 1.” They laughed at him,
but he sure did know what he was
talking about because the grand
daughter was bom on his birthday.
They are very proud grandparents.
Mrs. Nathaniel A. Perkin*
JOE MILTON GRADUATES
Joe Milton, son of Mrs. E. Milton,
1908 N. 28th Street w«s one of the
19 graduates November 28, from
Long School. He was also a student
of Kellom until 3 years ago. Ha be
gan Tech High school December 8.
In June he plans to enter Central
high qchool- After hig high school
jfourse, he plane to enter some college
to finish his education. He is very
Hf* oq odoq m *m. pus *rs jo puoj
1m a good artist , _
APPOINTED BY SAM GREENLEAF
ARTHUR B. Me CAW
Arthur a. McCaw recently appoint
ed clerk in the office of county as
sessor Sa-m K. Green leaf,, assumed
the duties of his new appointment,
Mr. McCaw takes the place left
vacant by the resignation of John A.
Smith, who had -served Zt> years in xne
office. The new appointee is known
throughout the city for his work in
various civic enterprises- His many
friends have expressed gr©at satis
faction over the wisdom shown by
Mr- Greenleaf in selecting Mr. McOw.
DOINGS AMONG THE DINING
GAR AND HOTEL WAITERS
Last week carried the waiters news
freon far and near, and we still think
they are the men that should be the
topic of the day. Bee.ides being up
and among the best people of our race,
and waiting upon the table, they are
in « position to hear and learn all the
activities of the social and business
world. Oh yes. we have one that
'really know the underworld, and how!
First we mu§t all hope for a quick
recovery of Mr. Wm. Ousley who is
vary sick. I am told that they wish
to tell all his many friends that have
not been able to see him because of
the advice of his doctor that he sheuld
be very quiet. that he is doing as well
as could be expected. We who know
him, knew his will power, and hope
that he will be up again soon. Mr.
Mudd, a well known waiter who took
sick down at the Paxton three weeks
ago, is still sick, and I hope the boys
will at least play the part that is ex
petted of them. The Paxton waiters
who always respond to any call of
this kind have already remembered
Mr. Mudd, and he cannot but feel
ptroud of them. We hope every wait
er in Omaha will remember the sick,
as we know not the hour that may
claim us. Lets be men among men
If you happen to be planning on giv
ing a swell club, church ©r privavte
function and wish to be gerved in the
late Hotel DeLux style, call Mr. C
Branch, head waiter at the Paxton,
and ask permission to use his class
A—young waiters who are fast round
ing the edges of a first class waiter
and a modern dining room service
under the watchful eye of Mr. Branch
and his assistant, Mr. Callow«-y. But
I do look for Mr. Cailoway, who is
fast stepping in the Z©r position po
rtion of the night life, to introduce
to these young waiters the art of the
Tavern service, high-ball, side car,
piak ladies and polios cars. Oh me.
Oh yam, ha know*. w
Liberty. Missouri, Co- 1728,
December 1, 1934
Thanksgiving was enejoyed by all
members of the camp. The following
dinner ws|s served: Roast turkey, oys
ter dressing, mashed potatoes, butr
tered peas, bean salad, cranberry
$auce, celery sticks, olives, bread and
butter, chocolate cake, cocoanut cake,
ice cream, mince pie, pumpkin pie,
and fresh apples. After dinner the
Captain made a wonderful talk on
what wa had. to be thankful for. Fri
day night there w»-s a dance in Liber
ty and Saturday night one in Kansas
City. We were off from Wednesday
the 28th until Monday the 3rd. All
of the Omaha boys went home for
Thanksgiving except Harry Sampson,
Russ Clomber and Leon Smith. I can
ndt tell alf about it this time. We
are having such a wonderful time. I
will tell more next time.
Harry Sampson, Reporter
A NEW DRESS FOR FIFTEEN -
A dress will be made to order from
any one of the sa-rrvplds on exhibition
at the North Side “Y”, Willa’s Be«uty
Shop, Johnson «nd Owen Drug Stores
The material is free and cost of the
Bell, modiste, is chairman 0f this
you hold the lucky number. Tickets
are on sale at the North Side Y. W.
C- A. for 15=. This alfsjr Is being
sponsored by the House Committee of
the North Side “Y”. Mrs. Lenora
Gray is chairman. Mrs. Emma Je*n
sented the certificates to the fol
special affair and is making the dress.'
Others assisting are: Mesfiames
Amanda Jenkins, E. M- Moore, E. M.
Harris, Jennie Scott, Helen McWhorter
Marie Lecoq and Miss Jennie Robin
Mrs. Evelyn Singleton, Librarian of
the Omaha Urban League «nd the
Mid-City Community Center of
Omaha, with Ifrs. Edgar Lee, spent
the week end, guests of Mr. and Mre»
D. Moore. 15J.5 Park, Sanaa* City.
TO FIND MANY
Greetings of the Season, Mr. and
Mrs. Xmas Shopper. According to
all vital statistic*, you will be buying
Christina* gift* this year in greater
quantities and of better quality; since
the New Deal h®s been so helpful in
increasing employment through large
appropriations for public work and the
organization of all business in such
a manner that there will be * more
perfect system: of distributing and
Remember: the success of the
policies being fostered depend prin
qipally upon a 100 per cent system of
buying and selling. This puts money
into active circulation and keeps it
there. This makes it easier for you
and me to obtain additional funds to
spend- Hoarding money is unsound
in principal and effect and we certain
ly do agree with those authorities
who have made it a criminal offense.
You and I have always been 100 per
cent boosters of the NRA principles,
even before the spending remedy was
nationally recognized. That is, we
have always spent our money as we
made it. And sometimes regretted—
so there must be some gratification
In seeing our age old hobby become
the keystone of the biggest recovery
program in the history of the World.
This little oration is being given at
this most appropriate time because
this is the Xmas Season, when more
money for general merchandise is
spent than at any time of the year.
We of the Omaha Guide who have
been printing columns and columns of
fresh local news, set up in our own
plant—not the boiler plate kind—in
order that you and your neighbor
might keep up with the doings of
your church, club, social ^et and
many of the other 1001 happenings
of your OWN community. Of course
Dear Readers, fresh news composition
is costly especially when all news
matters Is printed free of charge.
You have noted from time to time
that we carry a considerable amount
of advertising, both local and Nation,
al. These ads make it possible for us
to give you fresh news. More ads
mean more news and not only that
but most of these advertisements arc
news within themselves.
At this juncture we are going to
give you a written guarantee—when
you do your Xmas shopping; patron
ize those places that advertise in the
Guide and we not only guarantee you
that you will be trading with firms
who are friendly to you but who have
a great desire to give you first class
service and quality merchandise for
The business houses advertise with
us because they believe that you, like
all other groups, are interested in your
community newspaper. Interested
because your paper carries news of
happenings which are big to you but
not big enough to make the big pa
pers. They advertise because that they
know that your group is spending ap
proximately $20,000 per day. Con
sult the Omaha Guido and DO YOUR
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EARLY.
Miss Susie Whiteside, 3007 Ohio
street, has been assigned to the de
partment of weights and measures,
City Hall, under the direction of Mr.
M. C. James, as secretary and clerk
She will compile records and do gen
eral office work. She served In the
health department as typist prior to
her assignment in this particular de
partment under the pojecC plan. Mis*
Whitesides, beside# being an efficient
office worker, te interested in drama
tics and art. Thiq project fe one *f
the plans devised by the mayor to
secure work for persons oC our
ei • • "i v- <>lb - -
43 Years In One Uni. At
Geurge King, chemistry etor* room
keeper in the Univesity of Kans8*,
has spent 43 years passing out chencu.
icals to budding scientists. During,
all th®t time he h8* missed but three
days of work, due to illness.
As a boty, tired of the farm, he ob
tained a job with Joseph Sav®ge who
lived a few miles south of Lawrence, i
Mr. Savage h®d the finest collection
of minerals in Kansas at that time.
Meny professors of tfhe University
would visit Mr. Savage to study the
collections. Among these was Dr.
E- H. Bailey, professor of Chemistry.
Dr. Bailey became interested in Mr.
King and gave the young man a po
sition in the University in 1891.
Mr. King acted a« assistant to Dr
Bailey. Later he was appointed stock
room keeper, a position which he has
held ever since. During all that time
he has passed out chemicals to almost
three generations #f students. He is a
firm believer in cheerfulness and has
a irvotto on the wall which says, “keep
Aside from his work im the labora
tory stock room, he has found time to
give toward the completion of his edu
cation. He has many hours of study
to his credit- When he has completed
his service at the University, no doubt
his degree will be waiting for him.
One of the smartest affairs of the
season was the closed dinner dance
given by the Quack Club of the North
Side Y. W. C. A. on Monday evening
The «lub colors were effectively car
ried out in the decorating. Baby
mump adorned each table. Dainty
little place cards with the Quack mas
cot were at each place. Members of
the club were prettily gowned and
added a pleasing note to the attract
iveness of the party. Music was fur
nished by Mrs. Corrine McDaniel's
Promptly at 9:30 the guests sat
down to a delicious three course din
ner prepardr by 'Mtedames LtoioTa
Graiy, \ iola Turner, Dora Alexander
and Besisie Kirby.
Guests lost no time in keeping step
to the snappy music, and in between
courses, couples swayed to the rhythm
of popular strains. Guests present
were: Mabel Thomas, Ruth Burleson.
Mildred Horman, Alice Hunter, Helen
McWhorter, Meriam Fowler, Bemiece
Gardner, Della Brewer, Stella Wat
ters, Lillian Dorsey, Corrine Mc
Daniels, Lucy Mae Stamps, Lillian
Pettiford, Florence Branch, lone Lewis
Mae Woods, Faith Patterson, Joan
Daniels, Hattie Breckinridge, also
Messrs. Ebb Bonner, David Elby,
Charles McWhorter, Marcellus Ousley,
Nevo Weaver, Lawrence E. Marshall,
A1 Brewer, Holsey Dorsey, Fred Me.
Daniels, A. W. Collins, Roy Pettiford,
Charles A. Branch, Harry Bridges,
Andrew Woods, Guilford King, Henry
The affair was In charge of the Fi
nance and Social Committees, Bemiece
Garrner, Chairman of Finanee Com
mittee and Alice Jones, Chairman of
the Social Committee.
CATERING CLASS AWARDS
A large group wa« present at the
closing exercises of the first eight
weeks of the Friday morning catering
class of the North Side “Y”. Exhibi
tions of food made by the members of
the group were prepared in a delicious
luncheon. There were representatives'
present from the five catering classes
taught by Mrs. Mahammitt. Mrs.
Elizabeth Riner, Head of the Home
Making Department, Board of Edu
cation, spoke. Mr. Jerry R. Hawk©,
Director, Vocational Education pre
Branch, Rose LaCour, Elizabeth Dor
lowng people: Mesdames Saiah
Lindsey, Sallie Henderson, Florence
keeper in the University of Kansas,
sey, Ludie Gray, Clara Dacus, W. M.
Ouoley, Mari# Robinson, Wade Green,
T. Yeurrefl, Jennie D*Iey, Qh&rl«$
Potter and Madolihe Sterling
CVER TO GOVT
BY N. A. A. C. p.
New York. Dec. 3.—Three ef th*
alleged lynchers of Claude Neal,
young Marianna. Florida, Negro whe
wa« tortured twelve hours, on October
28, for the murder of a white girl be
fore being finally Murdered. au»
known by name- Attorney General
Homer S. Gumming" and Governors
Sholtz of Florida and Miller of Ala
bama were sent this information to
day by the National Association for
the Advancement of Colored People
whose investigator has just rendered
a 5000 word report of the gruesome
One of the ringleaders Is «aid to
have arranged with friends in Pensa
cola to have word sent to him when
Neal w«s removed from the jail there
to the Brewton, Al*. jail. Another
ringleader is prominent in local civic
bodies. A clerk in a filling station
who admittedly attended the lynching
has identified the wom’n who rushed
out of the Onnidy house and plunged
a butcher knife into the heart of th*
Neal Corpse when it was thrown by
the mob into the. Onnidy front yard.
The asociation submits that these
leads will give operatives of the Bu
reau of Investigation clues as to
where information sufficient to indict
and convict the kidnapers may be se
cured. The two governors have been
asked *o use this information in
whatever efforts they may put forth
to apprehend and punish the kid
napers a»4 lynchers.
STEP 3Y STEP
Glancing at the list of Negro**
elected to Public office throughout the
United States, it is reasonable to as
sume that step by step we are forg.
ahead. The mountain will not come
to Mohammed. Mohammed is going
to the mountain- Here is the list of
public officials which you may claim.
John Adams Jr., Nebraska—State
Legislature. Rep.; Arthur W- Mitchell.
Chicago—Congress, Dem.; Harris G.
Game®, Chicago, State Legislature.
Rep.; William F- King. Chicago, St«t®
Senate, Rep.; Warren B. Douglas,
Chicago, State Legislature, Rep.; Wil
liam A. Warfield, Chicago, State Legr
islature, Rep.; Charles J. Jenkins,
Chicago, State Legislature, Rep.; J.
Edward Stephens. New York, State
Assembly. Dem.; William T. Andrews,
New York, State Assembly, Dem.;
Mercer Burrell, Newark, N. J., State
Assembly, Rep.; Hobson Reynolds,
Philadelphia, State Legislature, Rep.;
Rev. Marshall Shepard, Philadelphia,
State Legislature, Dem.; Walter K.
Jackson, Philadelphia, State Legisla
i ture, Rep.; Samuel B. Hart, Phila
delphia, State Legislature, Rep.; Ho.
mer S. Brown, Pittsburgh. State Leg
islature, Ind.; Jordan W. Chambers.
St. Louis, Mo„ Constable, Dem.;
Frank Bledsoe, St. Louis, Mo., Justice
of Peace, Dem.; William A. Morant,
St. Louis, Mo., Constable, Rep.; Lang
ston Harrison, St. Louis, Mo., Consta
ble, Rep.; Charles Turpin, St. Louis,
Mo., Justice of Peace, Rep-; Henry J.
Richardson, Indianapolis, Ind., State
Legislature, Dem.; Theodore Cable,
Indianapolis, Ind-, City Council, Dem.;
Dr. Robert L. Stanton, E. Chicage,
Ind-, State Legislature, Dem.; Robert
Anderson, Gary, Ind-, City Council,
Dem.; Wr. William E. Blount, Kans3*
City, Kansas, State Legislature, Rep.;
tHarry E. Davis, Cleveland, Ohio, Co.
Charter Com., Rep.; Charles H. Wills,
SSouth Bend, Ind-, Justice of Peace,
Rep.; Tenola E. Graves, Michigan City,
Ind., City Council, Dem.; Dr. Will IL
P. MoClain, Cincinnati, Ohio, State
Legislature, Rep.; Dr. A- H. Smith,
E. St. Louis, 111.; State Legislature.
Mr*. Ma«*n of Fost Gibssn, Old*.,
is Tisiting her son and his wife. She
will 8© here indefinitely.
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