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VOL. VIH—_OMAHA, NEBRASKA, SATURDAY. JANUARY 19, 1935_ xU NUMBER FORTY-SEV9N
OPERA SINGER TO
BE IN OMAHA ON
Hillside Presents Operatic Singer
From The East
One of the biggest musical and
social events of the season will be
the recital of Luther King, opera
tic tenor from Cleveland, Ohio.;
Early in his career, he took part
in the opera, “Aida,” bring amon
astro victoriously from battle. He
studied in the Fisk Conservatory,
Cleveland Conservatory and Da
vid Manners Conervatory of New
York. Repeatedly he sang with
the Davenport and Detriot Sym
phony orchestras and is a special
guest artist of he Cleveland sym
phony. lie became known as an
operatic* genius when he sang the j
role of “the Boy” in the opera,
W. Greenwood, master of art
in the Boston school of vocal tech?
pique, says of Mr. King: “ Luther;
King has a voice vrith magic in it, j
a voice of immateulato puritv and,
irresistible appeal and loveliness, j
li'4 '•< cne of the best singers of
hi*-" race or any other.” Archie
Bell, one of the most outstand
ing critics of the Eastern Press,
sevs <\f Mr. h mg: It the Arii
from the opera, “Monon” has
been more perfect iv sung than bv
Mr. King, it was not within the
range of hearing ” In Omaha.;
members of the Tuesday Musical
and the Fortnightly Musical clubs
bavc heard Mr. King, and of him
'trin lionise Zabriskie. organict at
the Joslyu Memorial, writes: “Mr
King has a voice of rare and j
beautiful lvnc quality. Tlis man
ner of singing is both artistic and
rincere ” Bo thrilled was M'ss
Mary Mundioff. prominent auth
ority on voice, of Mr. King’s sing
ing that she presented him with
two of her portraits, autrogranh'
ing them in memory of his fine
Tt is creditable to know however
that Mr. King’s fine art is dis
covered bv members of his own
race. The Hillside Presbyterian
church is sponsoring the event, as
isted by the Sunday Musical club
and -T. Ilarvcv Kerns. The per
formance will he held at Zion
Baptist church, 2nd and Grant
Strents', on February 7th at R o’
clock. To set this date aside on
your calender is to prove your
appreciation of the finest in the
art of music.
LEWIS OIL STATION CHANGES
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your door the latest thing in oils and
gasolines for your car. Special win
terized Conoco Hi-Test Bronze gaso
line, noted for instant starting, light
ning pick-up at the lowest tempera
ture. Save your money and also bat- 1
teries by using Conoco products for
your car. Lewis Oil Station is now
carrying a full line of Conoco oils
and gasolines for your protection. Be i
convinced. Give it a trial, and you
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Conoco gives a better performance.
Not a new product, but an old line
established in 1875. For sale by
Lewis Oil Station, 24th and Grant
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BUSINESS DIRECTORY OF
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To the readers of the Omaha Guide,
we, the officers of said companies,
do hereby extend to : ou a Business
Directory of Display Advertisements
for the firms that make it possible for
the Omaha Guide to serve this Com
munity. Therefore, we sincerely re
quest that our readers and friends
give the following firms their kind
consideration when they are in need
of thd commodities sold by these ad
vertisers. Thanking you in advance
for your support of these merchants,
Grant Street Pharmacy, 24th and
Mason & Knox Cafe, 2307 N. 24th St.
Duffy Pharmacy, 24th and Lake Sts.
Ideal Garage, 2419 Lake St.
Frank Marks’ Grocery, 24th and Par
Carey’s Coal Company, 27th Street at
Rabe’s Buffet. 24th and Lake Sts.
Colton Dry Goods Store, 2503 N- 24th
Lewis Service Station, 24th and Grant
American Weiner Shop, 2509 N. 24th
Herman’s Market, 2422 N. 24th St.
Tuchman Bros., 24th and Lake Sts.
Autrey Ice and Coal Co., 2519 Grant
Kraft Bargain Store, 2518 N. 24th St.
Petersen’s Bakery, 2506 N. 24th St.
Overshadowed figuratively and phy
sically last year as a sophofnrore by
Ralph Metcalfe, Marquette- Univers
ity’s world’s fastest human, Paul
Phillips, of Omaha, may be the top
scorer on Coach Conrad M. Jennings’
Marquette track team in the coming
winter and spring campaigns.
While far from being a Metcalfe and .
holding little hope of ever annexing a!
national championship, Phillips can
pound cork or cinders with the aver-,
age sprirfter any( day or night and
hold his own. In dual meets, he al- 1
most always was second to Metcalfe ;
and with the world’s champion now1
out of varsity competition Coach Jen
nings sees no reason why Phillips
doesn’t step into first pace.
Phillips and Metcalfe room together
and are pals on and off the campus, j
Ralph has been liberal with his ad
vice, and Phillips has profited. He
has a good start and a strong pick-up,
but must train this year on endurance
and a powerful finish.
The Marquette track squad has been
in training since the Christmas holi
days for what probably will be the
toughest schedule in the school’s his
tory. Jennings has tentatively drafted
a program that will include Minne
sota, Chicago, Michigan State and
others, as well as the Drake relays
and other major open meets, but has
yet to make a definite announcement
of the program.
Paul is the son of Mr. and Mrs. S.
T. Phillips, 2874 Corby Street, and a
graduate of Central High School. He
made a nice record for himself while
in high school, and has kept that
record since he has been at Marquette
University. He is well liked and well
thought of at Marquette as he has
proven himself a capable performer
Omaha is proud of him, and wishes
him much success in the future.
Ralph To Train
Metcalfe, who will resume his
studies in the Marquette Law school
next month, has returned from a trip
around the world and will train with
the Hilltop varsity for the meets to
which he is eligible.
FLOWER SHOW TO
BE HELD HERE AT
AK - SAR - BEN
Ford Hovey, president of the Occi
dental Building and Loan Ass’n, and a
prominent civic leader recently chos
en to head the advance ticket sales
committee for the National Flower
ar.d Garden Show to be held at Ak
Sar-Ben coliseum March 30 to April
7th, has urged Omahans desirous of
attending the show to procure tickets
“Advance tickets will be sold for
40 cents. We were able to procure
only 50,000 of these tickets. I do not
think this number will be enough and
therefore I urge everyone who wishes
to see the Flower Show to get their
tickets as soon as they are placed on
sale February 1”, Mr. Hovey said.
Tickets will be pla ed on sale at
convenient points in Omaha, Council
Bluffs, Western >Iowa and Eastern Ne
In a statement expressing appreeia
tickets as soon as they are placed on |
mittee of 15 handling advance ticket j
sales, Mr. Hovey said:
“I believe that Omaha, which has :
been the host of so many great civic >
projects, will welcome the National [
Flower Show with no less enthusiasm |
than it vouch-safed them. Every1
public-minded citizen should see this
show. It is a national show, a great
thing for Omaha.”
Mr. Hovey pointed out that when
advance tickets have run out admis
sion prices will be raised to sixty-five
cents for the duration of the show.
Other committee members are: J. E.
Davidson, Otto Swanson, Maurice N.
Marshall, Fred L. Lainson, Herman
Swoboda, Albert Hruban, Samuel L.
Cooper, W. F. Baxter, Mayor Roy
Tow'l, S. E. Berry, Carl Ederer, E. S.
Waterbury, W. Dale Clark, George
Suris, and Donald Wilcox, all promi
nent Omaha and Council Bluffs busi
ness men interested in the show.
N. A. A. C. P. INSTALLS NEW
The first Public Installation of of
ficers of the Local Chapter of the
N. A. A- C. P. was held at St. John’s
A. M. E. Church, 22nd and Willis ave
nue, Friday, January 11, 1934.
The retiring president, Mr. R. C.
Price, presided during the installation
ceremony, assisted by Mr. Robert
After the installation, the new
president. Dr. J. Wesley Jones, took
charge. The new officers are Mr. C
C. Galloway, 1st vice president; Mr.
C. C. Dudley, treasurer; Mr. John
Benj. Horton Jr., secretary; Mr. Chas.
Davis and others whose names we did
Atty. Wm. Ritchie Jr., who has been
a member of the Local Chapter, was
presented by the newly installed pres
ident, Dr. J. Wesley Jones, who in
turn presented the principal speaker
of the evening, Atty. General Wright
of Lincoln, the newly elected Atty.
General of Nebraska, who gave a very
nterestng discourse on the changes
the Negro has undergone in the past
98 years. Atty. Wright seemed par
ticular impressed with the remarka
ble rise of the Negro, an achievement
that no other group of people has been i
able to equal. Atty. Wright, however,
stated that the Negro is only in the
beginning, and told how the Negro
could make another rise in his upward
trend by teaching aespect for the lav
to its group.
St. John’s Choir, under the direc
tion of Mr. H. L. Preston, gave two
very impressive numbers, “The Lord
is My Light”, and “Come Unto Me”.
The benediction was pronounced by
the pastor, Reverend L. P. Bryant.
Miss Ruth Lewis, Reporter
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OLD FOLKS HOME REMEMBERED !
AT CHRISTMAS TIME
Kellom and Miller Park schools
sent baskets of fruit and canned
fords to the Old Folks’ Home, 933 N.
25th St., at Christmas.
Room 17 of Clifton Hill School sent
1935 calendars to the home.
Among the visitors during the holi
days to the Old Folks home were
Rev. and Mrs. BrVant of St. John’s
Church, together with St. John’s Mis
sionary Society, composed of about
35 members of which Mrs. Rucker is
president and Mrs. Rachael Woods,
secretary. They were visitors on New
Year’s day, and rendered devotional j
services, which were very much en- .
Mrs. Anna Davis, 2739 Caldwell St.,
gave a basket filled with fruit and
vegetables to the Old Folks Home at
Last, but b-« no irieans least, Mrs.
Petersen, of Petersen’s Bakery, gave
twenty-three Christmas dinners to the
ladies of the Old Folks Home.
MONROVIA, CALIFORNIA NEWS
Mr. and Mrs- W. Cmssley of 619 E.
Maple avenue, were hosts Sunday,:
January 6, to Mr. E. Clease and fam
il t of Los Angeles, Calif. The family
and especially the new baby, is doing
Mrs. V. Bernette of Sierra Madre,
spent Sunday in Monrovia.
Now since the return of the races
We see many new faces
We see much new* life
In many old places.
Sorr,e are touts, they are wise so they
But most time their pick comes in
the next day.
Better luck next time.
Just a word about a few of our
Mr. Bud Bonner, modest and strong.,
Mr. and Mrs. Sprngfield, we all love
Mr. and Mrs. J. Fisher, a great cou
ple with a fine family.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Johnson, that hap
Miss M. Bonner, the class.
Mr. F. Shelton, our business man,
ever ready to serve you.
Mr. Tom Addams, the ice man, is'
Mather Molly Bonner, so dear and
Mother Isace, so divine.
Mr. and Mrs. E- L. Addams, now
that couple, how we love them.
Miss I. C-uton and Mrs. E. Jones
have a very neat pie shop at 549
Huntington Drive. The most partic
ular diners would be glad to patronize
Mr. I. Chiton and family of Pasa
dena, California, spend each Sunday
here attending church services.
Mr. A. Jackson, our efficient City
Water man, is still carrying on. His
family is fine.
Would anyone believe it? We have
a very dear friend whose name is
Stonewall Jackson. He and his family
spent New Year's Day here in Mon
Mrs. Bernice Haywood and her
three youngsters spent Sunday, Jan
uary 6, with their mother-in-law and
grandmother in Monrovia.
Declares Horton9s Type of
Publicity Out Of Place
In This Community
ARCHIE ALEXANDER STRESSES
IMPORTANCE OF VOCA
Archie Alexander, prominent DeS
Moines, Iowa business man, opened
the North Side “Y” Boy and Girl
Forum series held at Hillside Pres
byterian Church, Sunday, January 13. |
He emphasized the importance of
making a choice of the vocation for
'which one is best fitted. A discussion
followed the address. The audience, a
very enthusiastic and responsive one,
included High School girls and boys
Mary Green, Carlette Lewis, and
Walter Rhodes, members of the Boy
and Girl Forum Committee gave en
joyable musical selections. Other
members of the committee are: Ada
Lee Walker, Irene Harrold, Mary
Heddy Wiggins, Rachel Covington, 1
Katherine Wheat, Allen Gordon, Wil- 1
lie Potts, Evelyn Lucky, and Ned
FREE SEWING CLASSES, NORTH
SIDE Y. W. C. A
Registration is now open for free
instruction in sewing for beginners
and advanced pupils. All persons in
terested in learning how to make
over old clothes, make new clothes,
cut by pattern and learn all of the
other things about sewing may join
the sewing classes. They will be held
on Wednesday and Friday afternoons
at two o’clock. Miss Lena Paul, ex
pert dress maker, is instructor. The
class is conducted through the Board
of Education. Phone WEbster 1539,
if you desire to register.
SHORTHAND AND TYPING
Now is the time while one has the
opportunity and without cost to learn
how to type and to take dictation.
Classes medt at he North Side Y. W.
C. A. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
and Thursday mornings beginning at
9:30 and closing at 12:00 noon. All
persons who have completed grade
school and who are not employed reg
ularly or who are unemployed may en
roll in the class. Classes are conducted
under the FERA and are for begin
ners and advanced pupils. Classes in
shorthand and typing are opened to
men and women. Phone WEbster
1539 if you desire to register.
PROBLEMS OF TODAY
On Thursday night at 7:30 all per
sons interested are invited to join a
discussion course on the Problems of
Today led by Mrs. Rae Sorenson of
the Board of Education, The course
deals with the discussion of Every
Day problems. It is free and open to
men and women. Phone WEbster
1539 if you desire to register.
ELKS’ CLUB CABARET TO OPEN
Buddy DeLoach, “Yeah man”, comed
ian and master of ceremony, is back
home anticipating a grand opening of
the Elks Club Cabaret with an all star
floor show. This Cabaret will be
opened on or about January 27th.
Floor shows will be given each Sun
day and Thursday. He anticipates
bringing stars from Chicago.
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OMAHAN ENGAGED WITH
Mr. Elmer Crumbley, 2846 Binney
Street, left the city Friday night, Jan
uary 11, for New York, where he will
begin work With Jimmie Lunceford’s
Orchestra at the Appolo Theater.
Mr. Crumbley is an Omaha boy,
and has played with several bands in 1
the east during the past few years.
How'ever, for the past year, he has
been engaged with the Synco-High
Hatters at the J. B. Tavern. He plays
He was called away so suddenly
that he was unable to attend the
many social affairs his friends had
planned for him. The length of his
contract with Lunceford’s orchestra
has not been announced.
MSS. CRAIG HOSTESS TO OUT OF
TOWN HOUSE GUESTS
Mrs. E. Craig, 2419 Erskine, has
had as her house guest since the holi
days her niece, Miss Lois Williams,
of Seattle, Washington. Visiting Mrs.
Craig, also, is her mother, Mrs. Vera
Williams, of Seattle, who will be here
indefinitely, and her sister, Mrs. Grace
Wells, of Topeka, Kansas, who will
return to her home about the first of
Mr. Dave Eleby, 2824 R Street, has
been ill since last Friday with influ
enza- However, his condition is im
Why Shampoo your own hair
when TUBBS SHOP OF BEAUTY
CULTURE will Shampoo and
Press for 75 cents
Mr. Robert Banks celebrated his
75th birthday, Christmas day. Mr.
Banks makes his home with his
daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs. R. Lucas. Mrs. Lucas surprised
him with a lovely dinner. Those
present were Mr. Greene Lucas and
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Rahn and fam
ily. Mr. Banks is the father of seven
children, 7 grandchildren and 14 great
grandchildren. All are living in the
city with the exception of 3 sons.
Mr. Clarence R. Johnson, Southern
Pacific Dining Car Waiters’ represen
tative of Los Angeles, Calif., arrived
in Omaha Monday morning for the
purpose of asssting the local No. 465
Protective Order of Dining Car Wait
ers in a move to improve working con
ditions among the employees of the
U. P. Formal proceedings are already
Try TUBBS wonderful Hot Oil
Treatment with oil steamed into
he sealp, 50 cents.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lucas, had as
their house guests this week, Miss
Lucilla Binning of Des Moines, Iowa,
and Miss Marcella Binning of Albia,
Iowa. Miss Lucilla Binning will grad
uate this year from Drake University.
Mr. Warren Pemberton, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Roy Lucas, 3509 Burdette
street, spent Christmas week at home.
Mr- Pemberton is a Sophomore at
Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa.
False Power Does
got Fool Anyone
Last week the little sheet edited by
Mr- John B. Horton, which appears
occasionally under the caption of the
“Omaha Chronicle” made much ado
over a Christmas dinner which was
given by The Peterson Bakery with
the Urban League assisting by get
ting the worthy old folks and having
them brought to and taken from the
Eakery Annex, where the dinner was
spread for twenty-one.
Many of those who attended would
not have enjoped a real Christmas
dinner. After the dinner Mrs. Peter
son spoke briefly and awarded prizes
to the two oldest persons present and
gave a present to each old person at- *
tending. Chidren from the Mid City
Center sang Carols and remarks were
made by Mr. Kerns and Mrs. Avant
on the spirit of the affair. Mrs. Peter
son in arranging the dinner did so in
the spirit of Christmas; the Urban
League in cooperating did so because
i' has always been the policy of the
Organization to assist in a worth
while effort. The affair given by Mrs.
Peterson was worthwhile, it was en
joyed by every person present, and
the Urban League nor the executve
has any apologies to offer Mr. Horton,
The Chronicle or any one else for the
part they played. The fight Mr. Hor
ton has had with Mrs. Peterson or
her Bakery is not our concern.
We do deplore, however, the poorly
written and burlesque articles which
Mr. Horton has written, but when one
knows Mr. Horton and his limitations,
they will take him and his artcles as
a joke. It is regretful that a young
man as the Chronicle editor insists in
parading his ignorance and borrowed
wit before an informed public and ex
pect their acclaim as a benefactor. In
the first place neither the Chronicle
nor the type of publicity which its
editor i3 capable of writing has any
place in this community. A casual
perusal of the four pages tells one of
his utter lack of training for the po
ltical sheet he distributes.
The Negro’s efforts to get more
jobs and better jobs must be waged
intelligently and consistently. The
young editor is not fooling Mrs. Peter
son, or anyone else of his supposed
power; his recent political experience
proves the extent of his following.
The Urban League executive has
never been dictated to by any one on
how far he should or should not go
on matters of racial interest, neither
has the executive claimed to be a
miracle worker as the Chronicle inti
mates. The things the League has
accomplished has been by careful
planning and intelligent action- We
can point with pride to certain of our
accomplishments in this Community,
but in no case did we resort to cheap
publicity, burlesque or mistaken facts
to gain results.
The Chronicle editor suggests the
League Executive may have received
a financial pittance for our Interest in
the Peterson Christmas party—such
a statement is so absurd it can be ig
nored. The “editor” nor anyone else
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TOWNSEND OLD FOLKS PENSION CLUB TO MEET AT THE ROME HOTEL
SATURDAY, JAN. 19th, 8 P. M EVERYBODY WELCOME
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