The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, January 12, 1935, Image 1

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Assailant Escapes In Fog.
Miss Jessie Hayes, 2409 Lake street,
waitress at Ben’s Economy Lunch,
1820 N. 24th street, was attacked
Monday at 8 a. iij. by an unknown
man. Miss Hayes was on her way to
work when a man appeared out of the
fog and struck heT with something
sharp. He started to strike her again,
t but seemingly changed his mind and
1 searched her pockets instead. She
screamed and her assailant escaped.
Another man hearing her screams ran
to her assistance and took her to Dr.
Hawkins' office. It rs* necessary to
take three stitches in h.r mouth, asd
her face was badly bruisad and swol
len. Miss Hayes says sho doaa not
know the man’s name or address, hat
it has seen him several times, and weald
recognise him if shs saw hiss again.
Jt is beieved that he plays in a
local orchestra and lives in Sooth
Omaha. So far the police havo haoa
unable to locate him.
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“The beat Negro College Choir in Ameri
caM—Eichard B. Harrison, (de bawd in
| “Green Pastures”) is 'the tribute paid this
aggregation of youthful singers. The Choir is
a regular weekly feature oyer the Southwest
radio network, Thursday, 9 p. m. (CST) broad
casting direct from the College chapel.
The Samuel Huston Choir will appear on
the University cf Texas Annuo 1 Cultural Cour'
se on February 21st. Other events in ths ser
ies include the Chicago Ldttle Symphony and
the famed Manhattan String Quartette.
Let's - - -
Do A Little Tkieking Together!
You need us and we need you, and we both need a high class
neighborhood paper. Can we have it? WeH, th»it s strictly up to us and
nobody else. Let’s do a little thinking together and see how easily it can be
done without any additional expenses or burden upon either one of us. We,
a committee of three, wbo have livod in the city of Omaha for a number
of years and have operated retail business in this conpnuaity for over 15
years, feel It is our duty to give you the findings of this committee in a
recent investigation made by our chair man.
We find on investigation that the Omaha Guide, a neighborhood
weekly publication, has been a servant of this oon|munity for bdtter than
eight years, publishing all of the civic, religious, fraternal and personal
news of varieua organizations, wlsich is very essential te the growth of any
community, absolutely free of any cost whatever to the people it serves.
Let us think a little further together. We, who are in the business world,
know that it takes paid advertising to publish a hast class community paper
The law of average, by report of the journalistic, economic expert*, claims
that any* publication that canies less than 49 per cent of its columns in paid
.advertisement, will sooner or later bo found on the rook piles of destruction.
► This committee find* tthe merchants in this community are willing
to cooperate with your local newspaper in suppox-ting its advertising columns
if you, Mr. Reader and home protestor, will use just a little corrfmon sense
and agree to patronise the merchants who advertise in the pages of your
paper, the Omaha Guide. Some of us on thi* committee have appreciated the
value of a publication of this kind, and have not massed an issue since the
first edition appeared on tjhe streets of Omaha. You as a home provider
must buy merchandise. We are asking yo>u >t© operate with us in buying
I your merchandise from the merchants that agree to purchase advertising
space in the publication which is serving yeu. The law of average allows a
merchant 5 per cent of his gross income for advertisement. We have in this
community 8,600 Negro homes. We find upon investigation, this commun
ity is spending for the necessities of life, approximately $7,200 daily with
merchants out of this community. If this amount were spent in our own
community, it would increase the neighborhood stores’ and places of busi
ness’ income to $7,200 a day. 5 per cent of this would be $360. Six times
$7,200 a day is a total sum of $43,200, and 5 por cent of this will
make a total of $2,160 per week. We find upon investigation that the Omaha
I Guide Publishing Company, when operating in full force, hais twelve em
* pleyees. We find "the plant with all the necessary equipment therein to pub
lish a complete twelve page newspaper without going out of the shop for
one thing. We find they have not missed an edition since its organization
began publishing a newspaper- We feel it is a part of your duty and a part
of our duty to get together and support such a worthy enterprise, especially
when it does not work any hardship on either one of us. If you will do
your part and inci-ease the merchants of this communities’ business to the
point where they will have this additional income you are spending in other
neighborhoods which do not contribute one dime to the betterment of your
community, and do not furnish any avenues of employment for the youth of
this community, you will enable the merchants to fill the columns of the
Omaha Guide with first class advertising of their high class merchandise
and services.
We earnestly request that you give this matter your serious consid
eration and make up your minds to lend a haad and aid, without any ex
pense to whatever to you, towards building a bigger and better service ren
dering publication, the Omaha Guide. You will note in the issue of January
5th, there appeared a blank page. We, as a committee, have agreed to fill
this page with local community merchants’ advei-tasement. We neeed your
help, and you need a bigger and a better serviceable papeT. We are asking
yeu to write a letter of encouragement and enlist your same as a supporter of
this new undertaking by this committee. Please mail your l«tter t‘o the
Omaha Guide Office, 2418-20 Graxit Streets. Address it to the chairman of
the committee for a bigger and better community in which to live.
Edhokn & Sherman Herman Market
By E- W. Sherman By Herman Fxiedlander
Tuchman Bros.
By Mike Tuchnxan t •
The Omaha Guide Publishing Com
pany lac. will organize a service club
on its eighth anniversary, Tuesday,
Febr. 12, 1936 at 3:30 p. m. at the
Mid City Community Center.
The object of this club will be to
give service wherever we find we are
needed and when we oan. The more
members, the better service we will be
able to give. With your full coopera
tion we will give you and your fam
ily all the service that is in our pow
er to render in a time of trouble,
sickness, death or any other way we
may be able to halp.
There is no fee charge in this club
All that is requested of you to do is
to come to the Omaha Guide office,
2418-20 Grant street and fill out an
application blank, pledging your full
cooperation in civic betterment in our
community, and agree to cooperate
with the Omaha Guide Service Club
in helping to build a bigger and a
better community in which to live.
The Omaha Guide Service Club will
maintain a bureau of information car
rying a complete file of all interested
projects and other miscellaneous in
formation that its members may fall
in need of in their everyday walks of
Please fill out the following blank
lines and mail to the Omaha Guide
Service Club editor. in the event that
you are desirou* of a more full ex
planation of these newly organized
efforts, please call We. 1750 and one
of our representatives will call on you
and more fully explain the details.
Thanks for your time in reading
this open publication for a bigger and
better community in which to live.
Name ___
Address _____
Phone __
Omaha Guide Service Club
Sioux City, la., Girl Subs “4 Love
Him” After AVedding Negro
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Sioux City, la., Tan. 10 (AP).—
Mrs. V. A. Chase, mother of 17-year
old Doris Chase, who yesterday mar
ried Hartwell C. Bonner, 22-year-old
Negro, today sought to have the mar
riage annulled and asked officials to
commit her daughter to the girls’
school at Mitchellville.
A charge of contributing to child
delinquency was filed against Bonner
and AVilliara B. Payne, Negro who
witnessed the marrhage.
It was performed by a Negro Bap
tist minister. *
Jn her cell at the city jail, the
young bride, a slim, attractive girl,
tearfully related how she m*t and fell
in love with Bonner.
She said she had gone to grade
and high school with him and about
two months ago became infatuated
with him.
About November 1 she said Bon
ne? defended her after she had been
insulted by a white man in a barbe
cue. Since that time, the girl said,
she had been "going around” with
Between sobs she kept murmuring,
“I love him, I love him.”
Unable to understand why her
mother and friends protested at her
marriage to the pool hall janitor,
Doris added: "This is my own life,
and I don’t see how it is anyone’s
business whom I marry.”
"He is a wonderful man. During
the first few hours we were together,
we were in heaven. No matter what
they do ’to him or te me, 1 still love
him- Race? That’s all bunk. When
Jk»u low someone, you don’t pay any
attention to that.”
When Bonner applied for a license
at the Woodbury county clerk’s office,
the deputy did not realise he was a
Negro. Bonner is light-skinned, and
could pass readily for a white man.
Mrs. Chase, however, was indignant.
She vowed she would have the mar
riage annulled if she had to take the
issue through every court in the state.
Bonner said he would fight an annul
(Reprint from the World-Herald,
Jan. 10, 1935.)
Dr. Warren Analyzes
Lincoln’s Religious
Fort Wayne, Ind. Jan. 9.—Although
Abraham Lincoln never affiliated with
any church, he might well be called a
composite Christian, according to Dr.
Louis A. Warren, director of The
Lincoln National Life Foundation,
who today announced the results of
an analysis of Lincoln's religious con
“The Christmas season with its re
ligious atmosphere makes these find
ings of especial interest at this time,”
Dr. Warren declared. "Those who
have lived under the direct influence
of but one church, as most people do,
will be interested in noting the many
and varied types of religious teach
ings with which Abraham Lincoln was
more or less acquainted.”
"Lincoln said that . his ancestors
ware Quakers,” Dr- Warren observed
in his analysis. “His parents were
married by a Methodist preacher, but
soon they became merribers of an
anti-slavery Baptist Church. Lincoln’s
first school teacher was of Catholic
faith and in his old eCge entered a
Trappist Monastery. The father of
the President joined the Christian or
Disciple Church after reaching Illinois
and died a member of that body. At
Sco’tsboro Boys Not To Die
On February Eighth
Washington, Jan. T.—The unflinch
ing fight of the International Labor
Defense to win the liberation of the
Soottsboro boys today brought anoth
er victory when the United States Su
preme Court announced that it would
grant a review of the death verdicts
in the cases of Clarence Norris and
Haywood PattenMn.
The announcement of review auto
matically stays the execution of the
two innoceent Negro boys condemned
to die in the electric chair an Feb. 8.
Mr. Leibowitz, who deserted the
case at its most crucial moment, had
freely predicted that the Supreme
Court would not agree to review the
ease because of the "blundering” of
the I. L. D. Attorneys. Today’s an
nouncement by the Supreme Court
refutes that statement.
Just at the moment w'hen the 2. L.
D. was straining all its energies to
mobilise all possible support for the
boys in the fight in the Supreme Ceart
Leibovitz left the case to organize a
vicious assault on the I. L. D.
The victory today reveals the ut
terly unscrupulus and vicious charac
ter of t’«e Leibovitz attacks, and also
shows how dangerous they are to the
welfare of the Scottsboro boys.
Funds Needed
With the annuncement by the Su
preme Court, the national office of the
International Labor Defense rushed
all preparations for the necessary,
legal papers and briefs for the coming
appeal before the court. It issued an
urgent call for funds to carry the fight
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this time, Lincoln himself evidently
came under the influence of Thomas
Payne’s teaching. Lincoln and Mary
Todd were married by an Episcopal
rector, and she was a member of the
Episcopal Church. The first child of
the Lincoln’s was tutored by a Luth
eran clergyman. After the death of
their second child, Edward, the Lin
oolns attended the Presbyterian
Church, and up to the time of his
death, Mr. Lincoln worshipped with
this religious body.”
"Yet Abraham Lincoln,” Dr. War
ren concluded "with all these changing
religious contacts, more truly inter
preted the Christian philosophy of
life than an>j other American states
man of the past.
Omahans Figure In
Auto Crack Up
New Year’s morning Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Leland, 2824 N. 26th street,
were returning from Florence where
they had been visiting friends, when
what may be termed as a three car
accident occurred at 30th and Reddick
A man by the name of Boyden was
making a left hand turn off 30th
street into Reddick Avenue when a
car in the rear struck him, causing
his car to hit Mr. Leland on the left
hand side. The latter's car was turned
completely around and over, causing
a damage of approximately $150.
Mrs. Leland was painfully injured,
badly bruised and shaken up. She
was in the hospital for a few days
and is now home convalescng. Mr.
Leland was bruised and shaken up.
Industrial Survey
Employs Thirty-one
The White Collar and Industrial
Survey Project, which began January
7, 1935, is well en its way under the
capable management of Mrs. Robbie
Turner-Davis. The list of employees,
includes Alfred Abney, clerk, Anthpn
Edward, investigator, Rchard Artison,
clerk, Florence Anderson, clerk, Freda
Baugh, investigator, Jessie Cain, filing
clerk, Charles Davis, research work,
Travis Dixcn, investigator, Beatrice
Gray, investigator, Ruth Langford,
Sec y Resigns to
T ake K. C. Post
J. Harvey Kerns, executive secre
tary of the Omaha "Urban League-Mid
City Community Center, tendered his
resignation to become effective, Feb
ruary 15.
Mr. Kerns came to Omaha in 1928
from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he
headed the Milwaukee Urban League
5*4 years. He has held his present
position with the Omaha Organization
since July 1928. As the first secre
tary of the Omaha Urban League, he
developed an Organization which is
rated by the National Urban League
as among the foremost in the Coun
On January 15, 1934, when the Ur
ban League and Mid City Community
Center nyerged, Mr Kerns was ap
pointed executive secretary of the two
He leave* Omaha to accept the po
sition as executive secretary of the
Urban League of Kansas City.
'WM in the Ony&ha Guide next
week, January 17, Kern’s answer to
the attack of John B. Horton, in the
January 4th issue of the Chronicle.
(Nor Woman)
In the style of Damon Runyon we
give you the life and death of Bozo,
a dog, but a friend of all.
One zumnver day in "28 a man aad
dog fell off a freight train in Omaha.
The dog looked at his master as if to
say, “so this is Omaha”, not knowing
that this was the place he was bo lire
and die. The dog’s name was Bozo.
The man’s doesn’t matter, for this is
Bozo’s tale.
In the course of time he became
Mrs. Lula Talbert’s dog. Her nephew
also adopted him. Bozo and he car
ried papers, or so Bozo thought he
was, for a year. During this time
Bozo and an airdale named Buster,
owned by Flossie Clarke, decided be
tween themselves that since gangsters
were in vogue, that the dog folk
should get in on some of it. So they
ruled Hamilton street. But as old
age crept upon both of them, they de
cided that retirement was a fine
thing, Buster going his way, and Bozo
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Bom deeided that friends, human
friends were fine to hare, so friends
are what ho rot. As Jimmy Durante
would say, “Ho got millions of them”.
Bode loved them all, those of the
social world and those of the under*
world, hut—but Bozo is gone. Death
from an assassin's ground glass and
When Bozo’s friends heard of his
death, they all swallowed hard and
said," That’s too bad.” but when they
heard he had been poisoned, they
swore vengeance on the assassin
should his identity ever be revealed.
But as the good book says, “The reap*
er takes all sooner or later”.
Bozo, who was 11 years old, barked
welcome at two majtors of Omaha and
a presidential candidate, F. D. Roose
Bezo is in dog heaven now, and all
his friends say, “Farewell, Bozo”.
stenographer, John Lewis, investiga
tor, Helen McWharter, stenographer,
Leis May, investigator, Lillian Mills,
investigator, Mary Meore, stenogra
pher, Margaret Newton, stenographer,
Fannie Owsley, investigator, Marcel
lus Richie, industrial investigator,
Alma Robinson, clerk, William Ruc
ker, research worker, J. Louis Scott,
investigator, Floy Southard, time
keeper, Nathaniel Tate, industrial in
vestigator, Lena Mai Williams, clerk,
Rosy Winston, stenographer, Jessica
Wright, clerk, Edgar Williamson, Ne
gro business investigator, Thaddeus
Williams, industrial investigator,
Chas. W. Johnson, Jr., industrial in
vestigator, Adele Mitchell, industrial
investigator, and Curtis Jackson, in
dustrial investigator.
The Industrial Survey Office is lo
cated at 2039 N. 24th St.
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Donald R. Richberg, Executive of the
NEC, in a recent speech before the
Washington Board of Trade expressed
his belief in the rights of property and
of private enterprise, but with the
qualification that those granted rights'
must realize that they bear the moral
responsibility of giving every willing
worker a chance to support himself and
his dependents.
With the assistance o fthe NRA Lit
igation Division, 300 employees of a
of a large firm will receive yage res
titutions close to $12,000. The firm
which controls several business names,
among them International Optical
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CALL JAckscxn 2756
A. A. Alexander To
Open “Boy- Girl”
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The Boy and Girl Forum Committee .
of the North Side Y. W. C. A, was
particularly fortunate in securing1
Archie Alexander of Des Moines,
Jowa, as the key-note speaker for the
opening foruw> meeting to be held
Sunday afternoon, January 13, 1935
at Hillside Presbyterian Church at
4:00 o’clock.
Mr. Alexander is a graduate of the
College of Engineering at Iowa Uni
versity where he made quite out
standing scholastic and athletic rec
ords. “Alexander the Great” was the
title given him because of his playing
as a varsity member of the foot ball
teams of 1909, 1910, and 1911. After
a year of graduate study at the Uni
versity of London in Engand, the
honorary degree of Civil Engineer was
conferred upon Mr. Alexander by Iowa
University and he was further hon
ored with a contract for ajob on the
campus. Mr. Alexander now heads
the forcer “Alexander-Higbee” bridge
building organization and has engi
neered many well designed and made
structures. Other honors conferred
upon him include the “Laurel Wreath”
given by the Kappa Alpha Psi frater
nity (of which he is a member) to the
member who has accomplished the
most outstanding thing during the
year; and a bronze medal and cash
award from the Harmoa Foundation
for the most outstanding Negro in the
business world duripg 192C
In his community life, Mr. Alexan
der is known as an interested mem
ber of the N. A. A. C. P. and a mem
ber of the committee of Management
of the Crocker Street Y. M. C. A.
All High school girls, boys, their
friends and parents are urged to at
tend this meeting,
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