The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, February 02, 1935, Page TWO, Image 2

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First Company Ever to Emerge'
When Once Thrown Into
CHICAGO.—(By Jacob Ander
son for the AXP)—A new and
really significant chapter in the
history of Negro business was
written here last FViday, when1
federal Judge Evan A. Evans
signed an order dismissing the j
receiver of the Victory Life In
surance Company. The company
foj- a period of more than a year,
while direQ ed by its own offi
cers. has been under the general
supervision of the federal court
and the receiver. Witht he dis
charge of all of its obligations,
the payment of every outstanding
death claim and approval of the
state insurance departmet, Judge
Evans’ signature gave a clean bill
of heath and a certificate of merit
to an insitution whose rehabilia
tion is the result of fine faith.
coOpera ion, sacrifice and unre*;
lenting work upon, the part of a
group of men, white and colored.
These men have worked together
toward the common goal of serv
ing a race and pu ting a business
back upon a sound- foundation.
“The receivership and reorgani
zation of Victory Mutual have
been, very- much a success and the
company- ought to succeed,” said
Judge Evans one of the noted
jurists of the country, as he hand
he decree to attorney for the re
ceiver, David A. Watts.
Leaders Help
It is these two men, Judge
Evans taking a personal interest
and spending liberally of his own
time; attorney David A. Watts,
member of one of Chicago’s larg
est law firms and a insurance
expert who joined hands with
Dr. P. M. H. Savory of New York,
chairman of the board, president
.L K. Williams, Dr. C. B. Powell
and their associates, in ihe effort
which for the first time in the
history of Negro insurance organi
zation, saw company which .mu
been placed in the hands of re
ceivers, emerge with new strength
ad nsoidity, girded for business.
The story of the redemption of
Victory Life was related to an
ANP representative by attorney
David A. Watts, whose simple
story of the hurdles leaped before
success was gained, shielded for
the most part the graphic strug
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gles neceessary before success was
finally won.
Might Have Gained
The proceed ore used in mutual
izing Victory Mutual has estab
lished insurance precedent in
Ul/.nois, said Mr. Watts. “The
federa lcourt here permitted us. to
do the precise thing which the
District of Columbia court refus
ed to allow the receivers of Nat
ional Benefit to do, that is, mutu
alize the company for the benefit
of the policyholders.
"We were limited in our possibilt'es.
Only two companies offered to reinsure
offer and the Missouri Life a com
paratively small white concern of St.
“Mkrch 25, 1933, Judge Evans ap
proved of a new stock company pro
posed by a committee headed by Rev.
L. K. Williams, Dr. Savory, Dr.
Haley Beil, John Hollman and A. L.
William*. Finding they could not raise
the monep necessary to meet the heavy
demands for new capital, this group
returned to court and asked that they
be permitted to form for a mutual or
ganization to be owned by the policy
holders. The judge assented. The
r.linois insurance department was fin
ally sold on the idea of permitting the
receiver to put the assets of the old
as capital for the new mutual
company. Jure 9. 1933 the state
granted a license. June 21, the
contract was anproved.
White Texas Aids.
“Immediately the fundamental
faith of the public demontrated it
self. Premium income which had
fallen to $8,000 per month when
difficulty had come, ran up to
$10,000 per month. The Recon
struction Finance Corporation,
convinced of the soundness of the
plan and with the cooperation of
examiner. Rochelle, one of its of
fieais who formerly was of the
Texas Insurance Dept., loaned,
This loan has been repaid.
The $103,000 in death claims
which had accumulated at the
time of reorganization, have all
been paid in full. The receiver's
fees have been met. The company
has been licensed in the District
of Columbia.. It confidently ex
pects to be deadmitted into New
York soon, a sufficient commen
tary upon the soundness with
which it has been rebuilt. Its pol
icy will be to concentrate upon
the large profitable fields which
lie within its grasp.
“In September 1934, the insur
ance department made a repprais
al of assets and slightly increased
valuations. The results is a sur"
plus of $102,000. The court sign
ed an order after a study made
by the receiver, the attorney and
an independent actuary, the court
signed an order through which all
causes of action are transferred to
the new company. This may result
in the collection of large sums,
claimed to be due, but the re
ceviership is not held open pend
ing their collection.
Slash Overhead
“I believe the company will
make steady progress. I agree
with receiver Gullett who says
he will stack the home office
force against any similar group
in any white company he knows.”
Mr. Watts made another signi
ficant remark. He said that his
study of the company showed
that insofar as the insurance com
pany was concerned it was as
sound as a dollar and it was only
the efforts made to save the Dou
glass National Bank in which it
had become a large stockholder
which caused the difficulty of the
insurance organization. The $07,
700 stock liability which the
company was involved in as a re
sult of its stock holdings in the
bank were compromised for $2000.
Dr. Savory and his associates
seem well on their way to make
a certainty, Judge Evans state
ment in court in 1934 when he
said: “We have overthrown a
defective organization and estab
lished what it seems to me will be
the largest Negro insurance com
pany in th United States.”
The financial committee of
man and Drs. Williams and Sav*
"I wcrk all the time and jeel strong . . .**
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ory are members, reduced over
head 44.1 per cent from June
1933 to January 1935. Agency
overhead during the same period
was reduced from 31.5 to 9 per
cent. Their avowed purpose is to
make the company live within its
which Dr. C. B. Powell is chair
income at all times and to begin
the payment of dividends upon
policies ab the earliest possible
New York, Jan. 25.—‘Are the De
partment of Justice and the Attorney
General of the United States afraid
of the lynchers ? Or, is politics the
reason you can be proficient when
property is stolen and apathetic when
only the body of a friendless and pen
niless person who happens to be
black is involved?’ With these two
queries, Walter White, secretary of
the National Association for the Ad
vancement of Colored People ended a
letter to U. S. Attorney General Hom
er S. Cummings this week.
These were but two of a number of
questions the peppery N. A. A. C. P. |
official asked. He also inquired in
the same letter as to what theory of
law ‘permits the Bureau of Investiga
tion of the Department of Justice to
run down and arrest bank bandits . .
and which permits your Department
to remain inactive and, indeed, to re
fuse to proceed under the clear pro
visions of the Lindbergh
Law against the kidnapers of Claude
While expressing no objections to
running down bandits, the N. A. A. C.
P. secretary feigned astonishment
‘that you can show such efficiency
and vgor against those who steal
from banks but at the same time can
manifest such complete indifference
to those who steal the body of a hu
man being for the purpose of putting
it to death without authority of law’.
Association officals point out that
Attorney General Cummings has been
the most difficult member of President
Roosevelt’s cabinet to deal with, and
has shown less interest than others in
the affairs of Negroes. The associa
tion’s letter was prompted by the ar
rest of the leaders of the Mais gang
in New York by federal agents on
charges of murder, kidnaping and
New York, Jan. 25.—A biographical
sketch of W ,'lliam Pickens, author,
lecturer and field secretary of the
National Association for the Advance
ment of Colored People, appears in
the December 1934, Special American
; Biographical Sect.on of the ‘Town and
Country Revjewr’, published in London,
England, featuring notable Americans.
New York City, (CNA)—Last week
the grand jury here dismissed framed
charges of grand larceny aganst Mrs.
Willis Hall, who vras arrested and held
in jail for three weeks.
Mrs. Hall and her friend Misa Marie
Shelton were brutally beaten by po
licemen who dragged them to jail up
on the word of a drunken white man.
Slag Sick Woman
Miss Shelton was in bed ill when
one uniformed policeman, two plain
clothes men and a drunken white man
broke into her apartment, cursed her,
beat her unmercifully and kicked her
down the steps. The drunken man
clain^ed he had been to the house be
fore and someone had stolen his over
coat. The men called Miss Shelton a
black monkey, a lousy bastard and
other vile names.
The four men then proceeded to the
apartment of Mrs. Hall, and slugged
her so brutally that she is still suffer- j
ing from the effects of the assault.
The policemen stated, ‘We ought to
kill iyou\ Mrs. Hall screamed her
innocence, claiming she knew nothing
of the drunken white man nor his
Jailer Threatens Miss Shelton
"When Miss Shelton carried Mrs.
Hall sandwiches while she was in jail,
the jailer took the sandwiches, threw j
them away, and called her a ‘black
bastard’. He threatened, ‘If you ever !
come back here, I’ll put jou in jail
Mrs. Hall lives at 119 West 118th
Street in Harlem.
New York, January 25.—G. James
Fleming, secretar.' of the Founder’s
Day Committee of the New York i
Hampton Club, Inc., has announced
that a offering lifted at its an
nual Founder’s Day program and tea
on January 27, is to be contributed to
the Natioaal Association for the Ad
vancement of Colored Beople to aid
in its fight for the passage of the
Costigan-Wagner anti-1.inching bill.
Chicago, 111.—(CNA)—A lily-white
jury here handed down a verdict of
guilty in the case of Herbert Newton,
charged with ‘disorderly conduct'.
Judge Smith fined Newton ten dollars.
Newton was arrested for resisting
eviction of his famiiy from 615 Oak
wood Boulevard. The eviction order ,
was issued by Municipal Court Judge
G'een on the basis that Newton is a
Michigan Provides FERA Nursery
Schools For Colored Children.
By Edgar G. Brown
Four FERA nursery schools exclus
ively for oclored children have been
approved by the State Superintendent
of Public Instruction in Michigan.
These nursery schools are part of the
FERA emergency educational pro
gram authorized by Harry L. Hop
kins, Federal Emergency Relef Ad
ministrator. Dr. Grace Langdon is
the FERA specialist in charge of the
nursery school program.
The FERA nursery schools at Hig
ginbotham and Russell schools in De
troit are exclusively for colored
children. This is true, also of the
Christian Street Community House.
Michigan has a number of mixed
nursery schools. The Garfield and
Bach nursery schools are located at
Ann Arbor, the Franklin Settlement
and the Dwyer school in Detroit, the
Thomson and Willard schools in High
land Park, the \ anderlaan school in
Muskegon, Platt, Petosley, and the
SSaginaw public schools have colored,
white and Mexicans, as well, in at
Dr. Lewis R. Alderman, of the
United States Office of Education and
Director of the FERA Emergency
Educational Program in an article of
the current issue, Opportunity, ex
plains the philosophy, back of this
educational advance on a new, cultural
The following is Dr. Alderman's
statement about the nursery school
“Emergency nursery schools are
designed for children primarily from
two to four years of age from under
privileged, dependent, and neglected
families and homes. These nursery
schools are in essence an extension
downward of the public schools and
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an extension out^-v-d to include su b
aspects of the child’s development
health, physical growth, nutrition,
play, social life, and mental hygiene.
They provide an all-day program in
cludng lunch and nap. They become
centers for medical and dental care
and for the education of parents in
essentials of childr growth and guid
ance. Approximately 12.2 per cent
of the funds (for the Emergency Edu
cational Program) expended last year
were for emergency nursery schools.”
The Urban League in Milwaukee
houses the only strictly FERA nur
sery school for colored children in
Arkansas has three FERA nurser
schools, one in Helena, one in Little
Rock located at the public schools, and
another in Pine Bluff at the A. M. & N.
There are six colored children out
of thirty in regular attendance at
Stowe nursery school in Duluth,
There are several Negro children in
the Pocatello public school in Jdaho.
“Three units of the nursery schools
in Butte, Montana, have an occasional
black, red, or yellow child,” according
to a recent report.
In New Hampshire, the Ward House
in Concord has a half dozen colored
children in attendance at the FERA
nursery school.
The Phyllis Wheatley Y. W. C. A.
in Denver, Colo., is another nursery
school for colored children, while the
Community Center at Pueblo, sup
ported by the community chest, houses
a mixed nursery school unit. Du
rango has another in an elementary
The FERA nursery school in New
London, Conn, has five colored child
ren in attendance. Two colored child
ren attend the Cedar school, two the
Lowell school, 15 the Windeter and .
two the Fair school, 15 the Arsenal,
and two the Bernard junior high, all
located in New Haven, Conn.
Recent reports show no Negro at
tendance in FERA nursery schools
located in New Mexico, Oklahoma,
Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota
and Wyoming.
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2852 Binney Street.
Jesse Turner,-Turner, wife
of Jesse Turner, first and real name
unknown, Kittie Meeker, -
Meeker, husband of Kittie Meeker,
first and real name unknown, Mary
Welles.--Welles, husband of
Mary Welles, first and real name un
known, George Turner, -Tur
ner, wife of George Turner, first and
real name unknown, Abner Turner,
-Turner, wife of Abner Tur
ner, first and real name unknown, the
heirs, devisees, legatees, personal rep
resentatives and all other persons in
terested in the estate of Jesse Turuer.
deceased, real nances unknown, the
heirs devisees, legatees, personal rep
resentatives and all other persons in
terested in the estate of-Tur
ner, wife of Jesse Turaer, first and
real name unknown, deceased, real
names unknown, the heirs, devisees,
legatees, personal representatives
and all other persons interested in the
estate of Kittie Meeker, deceased, real
names unknown, the heirs, devisees,
legatees, personal representatives and
all other persons interested in the es
tate of-Meeker, husband of
Kittie Meeker, first and real name un
known, deceased, real names unknown,
the heirs, devisees, legatees, personal
representatives and all other persons
interested in the estate of Mary
Welles, deceased, real names unknown,
the heirs, devisees, legatees, persona!
representatives and all other persons
interested in the estate of -
Welles, husband of Mary Welles, first
and real name unknown, deceased, real
names unknown, the heirs, devisees,
legatees, personal representatives and
all other persons interested in the es
tate of George Turner, deceased, real
names unknown, the heirs, devisees,
legatees, personal representatives and
all other persons interested in the es
tate of -Turner, wife of
George Turner, first and real name
unknown, deceased, real names un
known, the heirs, devisees, legatees,
personal representatives and all per
sons interested in the estate of Abner
Turner, deceased, real names unknown,
the heirs, devisees, legatees, personal
representatives and all persons inter
ested in the estate of-Turner,
wife of Abner Turner, first and real
name unknown, deceased, Teal names
unknown, and all persons having or any interest in the East Vz
of the west of the South 134.6 feet
of Lot 63, Gise’s Addition, an addition
to the City of Omaha, as surveyed,
platted and recorded in Douglas Coun
ty, Nebraska, real names unknown:
You are hereby notified that on the
18th day of January, A. D. 1935,
Frank L. Burbr.dge, Trustee, and
Jacob C. Care , as plaintiffs filed a pe
tition in the Distr.ct Court of Douglas
County, Nebraska, against you and
each of you shown in Appearance
Docket 309 at Page 220, the object and
prayer of said petition being to ob
tain a decree of the Court quieting the
title of said plaintJF, Frank L. Bur
bridge, Trustee, in and to:
East '/i of the West % of the
South 134.6 feet of Lot 63, Gise’s
Addition, an addition to the City
of Omaha, as surveyed, platted
and recorded in Douglas County,
Said petition further prays that title
to the above described property be.
quieted in the plaintiff, Frank L. Bur
bridge, Trustee, and that you and each ;
of you be forever barred from having
br claiming any right, title, interest or '
ownership in or to said real estate I
or any part thereof, and for such other
and further relief as equity requires.
T ou and each of you are hereby
notified that you are required to
answer said petition on or before the
11th day of March, 1935.
Frank L. Burbridge, Trustee
and Jacob C. Carey,
By Charles F. Davis,
Their Attorney.
Begins 1-26-35
Ends 2-23-35
Los Angeles, Cal. — (ANP)—j
Cpton Sinclair, candidate for
the November election here, ad
Governor on a EPIC platform in
mitted that his charge that
“even," Negro preacher in the
city received fifty dollars to
preach against him’ was false, in
a letter addressed to the press last
Rev. W. A. Johnson, pastor of
Trinity Baptist church, who had
entered a million-dollar libel
suit against the author, withdrew
his suit. Johnson alleged that he
did not preach any sermon, against
Sinclair and was out of the city
during election time.
Sinclair reiterated his charge
that some preachers recived pay
to preach against him “but it. is
not true concerning preachers and
I apologize to those preachers
who are not involved in any way.
Los Angeles, Cal.—(ANP—)
“Negro Americans, What Now,”
by James Weldon Johnson, were
among the books by and about
Negroes reviewed Monday, Jan
uary 21, over radio station KECA
by Miss Miriam Matthews, race
librarian in charge of the \ emon
library branch.
Lpur 1
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?ee'|>ouL^cE- -
J. J. A.—Please tell me if I have
been getting an even break on my job
since Xmas ?
Ans.—-You have—but the firm that
employed you has not been able to
give you a FULL DAY’S WORK
since the holidays. They do not want
I to let you go altogether and had rath
er work you part time—so, stick to
this job for ;<ou will be working reg
ular before March.
K. K. K.—Where was my boy friend
on last Thursday night?
Ans.—He was at the home of Mss
8. A. D.- You made a mistake in
going to this girl’s home and calling
for him for it only made him think
that you were running after him. Ig
nore him for a wdiile and before very
long you will have him looking the
j town over for jtou.
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D. D. B.—I have misplaced a very
valuable article and I wonder if I will
ever find it aga.n ?
Ans.—It seems to me that a very
j young child in your vicinity found the
| passed it off for some candy. No, you
: won’t get your penny back again.
S. C.—Should my husband remain
on his present job and what .s toe
best thing for me to do?
Ans.—Yes, he should stick to this
job until he ands something better
and this won’t be but a short time for
he will get another job soon. You
should not think of going to work as
long as he can provide for you. Your
place is at home with your small baby.
If you care for more detailed infor
mation you may send a quarter for
my Astrology Reading.
H. W.—What is wrong with me?
; Is it my ways that blocks my future
and tell me what to do?
Ans.—You should stop this travel
ing from place to place and enter into
a GIRL’S SCHOOL. Ever since your
father’s death you have been going
from place to place and nothing sat
isfies you. If you would try to con
centrate on gaining an education you
would soon get over this feeling of
E. J. G.—Please tell me wThat is it
that people can put on the door that
is real sweet and wiien you go to it
makes you spit all the time?
Ans.—It seems to me that you are
suffering from an inferior.ty complex
and when lyou go visiting you become
more nervous than ever and you form
the opinion that you are not wanted.
You should just forget yourself and I
feel sure you won’t be bothered with
this nervous condition.
A. C. T.—Will you please tell me
what is the trouble in my home?
Ans.—Both your and your husband’s
actions and the feeling that you have
for your little baby. You are jealous
and he is even more so—get over this
nonsense and plan a bright future for *
your youngster.
E. B.—Will you please tell me
where the man is who came to our
home last year?
Ans.—He no longer lives in your
state but travels for a living. At the
present time • contact the man you
inqure about practicing his profess.on
i ir. the sunny state of FLORIDA. This
man who calls himself a Professor
will be back in your neighborhood
| next year.
E. M. D.—Is it wise for me to fall
in love?
Ans.—Sure, why not? A little lov
ing now and then is relished by the
best of men-and your new boy
friend will live up to his boasts. I
Predict many good times for you both
together. My crystal reveals a very
unhappy disaster in tyour life this
A. S. B.—When will I get my di
Ans.—This year. During 1935 you
will be granted your decree and be
free to love and be loved again. An
other marr.age will take place in your
life but this will not be for at least
twenty-four months.
G. O. B.—Will I be able to settle
down in a house pretty soon?
i Ans.—You bet. With the coming
' of spring you will have the satisfac
tion of carrying thru these plans, it
is revealed to me that you will be
exceedingly' happy in your new loca
tion. The year as a whole will prove
most profitable for you.
Box 11
Atlanta, Georgia
Negro And White Workers In
Harlem Demonstration
ing near zero weather, 1,500 Ne
gro and white workers marched
through Harlem in a parade and
demonstration demanding the
freedom of the Scottsboro boys.
The parade ended in lower liar
lem, where Richard Moore,, field
organizer of the International
Labor Defense, James Ford, mem
ber of the Central Committee of
the Communist party, U. S. A.,
and many other prominent work
ing class leaders addressed a
street mass meeting.
During the parade the march
ers chanted. “The Scottsboro
Boys Shatt Not Die,” ami ban
ners demanding the freedom of
(white) and other “class - war
prisoners” could be seen.
Recently the United States
Supreme Court granted reviews
of the cases of Heywood Batter
son and Clarence Norris, two of
the nine Scottsboro boys. It is
expected that the appeals in these
cases will be argued in February.
The demonstration was organiz
ed by the Nat ional Scott she nr
Herndon Action Committee, the I.
L. D. and supporting organiza
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