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VOL. VLU. OMAHA, NEBRASKA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1935 NUMBER FIFTY
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A, F. of L, Says 30 Work Hours A Week
BUSINESS DIRECTORY OF
To the readers of the Omaha Guide,
we, the officers of said companies,
do hereby extend to you 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 w-hen they are in need
of the 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.
Tuchcan 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.
Nebraska Power Co., 17th and Harney
Gerber Consolidated Auto Parts Co.,
2501 Cuming Street.
Emerson Laundry, 2324 N. 24th St.
Publix Cab Co., 305 S. 27th Ave.
Ross Drug Store, 2122 N. 24th St.
Silver Slipper Nile Club, 1123 S. 6th1
State Furniture Co., 14th and Dodge
Edholm-Sherman Laundry, 2401 N.
Ritz Theater, 24th and Patrick Ave.
Harry Mason, 1512 Farnam St
Northwestern Bell Tel. Co., 19th and
ATTORNEY RAY L. WILLIAMS
READY TO “NAB HIS MAN”
About six months ago, the Church
oi God was holding a revival on 25th
and Patriot. One evening after the
ssrvice closed, the tent caught fire and
burned to the ground, destroying the
seats, furniture and pictures. Mr.
Williams, who is the attorney1 for this
organization, says that in a few days
he will be ready to swear out a war
rant for the man, who, investigation
has proven, set fire to the tent.
GIVE HER A REST
Why not give your wife a rest?
Take your family to the Mason and
Knox Cafe next Sunday. February 17,
for they are serving your favorite
dishes, that is, smothered spring j
chicken, vegetables, salad, hot parker
house rolls, dessert, coffee, tea or
mi'k for only thirty-five cents. They
serve from 11:00 a. m. until 8:80 p. m.
TO DIE IN THE CHAIR
Bruno Hauptmann must go to the
electric chair. It was first announced
that the jury returned a verdict on
the Hauptmann trial of guilty of
murder with a recommendation of
mercy, which would mean life impris
onment. Later it was announced, that
Bruno Hauptmann was guilty of mur
der in the first degree without a rec
ommendaticpi of mercy. This decision
► was all but asked for by the Judge, j
It was said that Attorney Reilly will I
appeal the verdict, carrying it to the
TO TELL HER
AS A FLYER
Comes To Omaha Tues
day, Feb. 19, At Tech
Amelia Earhart, (Mrs. George Pal
mer Putnam), foremost woman flier
in the world today, is coming to Oma
ha on Tuesday, February 19, to give
a talk on her experiences as a flier,
under the auspices of the Omaha Al
trusa Club at the Technical High
This talk by the No. 1 airwoman of
the world, which is given for the
benefit of Altrusa’s educational loan
fund, is one of the first to be given
since she landed on January 12th at
Oakland, California, following a 2.400
mile solo fight from Hawaii.
Miss Earhart took her first air
plane ride with Frank Hawks in 1920.
She accompanied Louis Gordon and
the late Wilmer Stultz on their trans
atlantic flight in 1928. Then in 1932
she flew the Atlantic solo on the fifth
anniversary of Lindbergh’s Paris
Miss Gladys Shamp, president of
the Altrusa Club, and Mrs. Lea Bell
man Bradbury, chairman of the activ
ities Committee, are in charge of the
arrangements for the local lecture.
Admission is 50c, 75c and $1.00 and
tickets may be secured from any of
the 62 club members, variowe down
town business firms and at the high
school on the night of the talk.
MARY WHITE OVINGTON
On February 12, 1935,
more than 400 branches of
the X.A.A.C.P. observed the
26th birthday of this humani
tarian organization. Above
is pictured the organizer of
ATTORNEY ADAMS TO TELL
EXPERIENCE IN LEGISLATURE
The Negro Young Republican Club
will present Representative John
Adams, Jr., at a mass meeting to be
held the first Sunday in March. Art
McCaw, president of the Negro
Young Republican’s Club, will have
charge of the program.
The place of the meeting will be an
SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON
William Starnes, 5307 S. 28th Street,
who was arrested and charged with
the murder of Claude Smith, 1002 S.
13th Street, on December 24, 1934.
and who was found guilty of second
degree murder in Judge Yeager’s
court on January 25th, was sentenced
to life in prison last week.
FEB. 12th MARKED 1 HE 126th ANNIVERSARY
OF ABRAHAM LthCOLh’S BIR 7 HD A Y
1809 ABRAHAM LINCOLN 1865
The Great Emancipator with a traditional reputation for
Integrity and Kindness.
MAID AT THEATER CHARGED
WITH PETIT LARCENY
Mrs. Freda Baugh, 2215 Miami
Street, who has been employed as a
maid at a down town Theater, was
arrested Monday, February 4, on a
charge of petit larceny. The eaae was
brought into court Saturday, Febru
ary 9. and testimonies revealed that
Mrs. Baugh had found the keys to a
gum machine and had not turned them
in. It is alleged that money had been
taken from said machine.
The case was continued untl Feb
ruary 14th, pending the arrival of
witnesses from Iowa.
WM. GOLDEN DECEASED
Mr. William Golden, 975 N. 27th
Avenue, diad Sunday, Febn^iry 10, at
a local hospital. Mr. Golden has been
in poor health for several months.
He leaves a wife, Mrs. Mary Gold
en, one daughter and one son.
His funeral was held Wednesday,
February 13, from Pilgrim Baptist
Church at 2 p. m. Myers’ Funeral
Home had charge of the body.
MAY GET ANOTHER CHANCH
Mr. Harry Lewis is now going to
school, taking police instructions and
expects to be returned to the service
about March 1.
ELKS" SMOKER GOING OVER BIG
The Sunday Evening Elks’ Smoker
is going over in a big way, so reports
the committee. About 220 people at
tended last Sunday.
Hunter’s Cats Coming
/The committee says that the Hun
ter’s Cats may be on the job soon to
furnish the music for the Sunday
Smoker. The committee wfll not have
a floor show just now, due to the
scarcity of high class ^rformers.
OMAHAN WINS CHECKER TITLE
Leslie Green, 22-year old Negro,
Friday won the Nebraska State
Checker association championship.
His final match took more than five
hours, but he defeated John Haberman
of York. Green won one of the 10
games in the match and nine were
Gween is the son of the late Mrs.
Penrose of 1518 N. 19th Street.
MACKLIN TAKEN IN RAID
Gardner Macklin, 2523 Grant Street,
and 19 other Negroes were arrested
by police in a raid shortly after 1:00
o’clock Sunday morning at 2405 Lake
Street. Macklin was booked as keep
er of a gambling house and the other
persons as inmates.
FOOD PRICES WENT UP; MASON
& KNOX CAME DOWN
Cheaper than cooking at home. Mrs.
Marvel Blackburn says let her club
you the Mason and Knox Way with j
one of those famous alrib breakfasts, j
with all her courteous, polite service
at your command. Mrs. Blackburn is
trying to win a prize, which is open
to her the first morning she serves
one hundred club breakfasts. She will
be glad to see you each morning. Club
Breakfasts are served from 7 until 10
a. m. Special appetizing, ready cooked
luncheons are served from 11 a. m. un
til 10:30 p. m.
MR. ALEXANDER EXPIRES
Mr. .lames AJexander, 2734 Parker
Street, departed this life Ssnday at
his home. Mr. Alexander has not
been well for a long time.
His survivors are a wife and ten
The body was taken to the J. D.
Lewis Mortuary, and the funeral was
held Thursday at 2 p. m. at St. John’3
A. M. E. Church.
HOLDS UP OIL STATION
George Thomas, 2216 Grace, held up
the Jamieson Oil Station at 16th and
Charles Streets Wednesday night.
William Ousley Dies
Mr. William Ousley, 43, 2408 N. 25th
Street, passed away at a local hospital
Monday, February 11, at 8:15 a. m.
Mr. Ousley was born in Terrehaute,
Indiana. He came to Omaha from
Chicago in 1923. He was formerly
affiliated with the Knights of Pythias
Lodge, and, at the time of his death,
was vice-president of the Omaha
Waiters’ Association. Mr. Ousley
has been employed at the Paxton Ho
tel for the past five years.
The body was taken to Myers’ Fun
eral Home, and the funeral was from
Zion Baptist Church Thursday at 3:00
His survivors are a wife, Mrs.
Sammy Ousley, a daughter, Louise, a
son. Howard, a niece, L. A. George,
i principal of the Lincoln High School,
Evansville, Indiana, two grandchild
ren, Leon Carter and Norma Lee
Ousley, and a host of friends.
TIGER BASEBALL MANAGER
C. C. Curry, president and owner of
the Omaha Tiger Baseball team, an
nounces that he will have a fast base
ball club this season, 1935. The team
will consist of star players of the
south, such as Homer Curryf, of the
Memphis Red Sox, “Suit Case” Mason
Saunders, and pitcher Smith, of Mon
archs, and other good players.
Homer Curry, manager of the Tig
ers left Saturday for Spring training
which will begin March 30th.
A1 Reynolds, Omaha lad, will be
given a try-out with this club, and
any Omaha player, who thinks he can
master his position, may try-out.
Author, Orator and Aboli
tionist, whose birthday was
observed throughout the Na
tion on February 12. Though
differing with Lincoln in
some policies, Douglass was
the greatest and most deter
mined of all abolitionists.
LEAGUE ELECTS NEW OFFICERS
The Negro Non-Partisan Civic and
Welfare League met at 1829% N. 24
Street, last Friday, and elected offi
cers for the ensuing year, 1935. Mr.
W. H. Ransom was elected president
and Mr. Otto Masoti, executive secre
The next meeting will be held at the
same address, 1829% N. 24th Street,
Friday. February 15.
OCCUPIES NEW HOME
Mr. and Mrs. Ofiester P. Pierce, for
merly of 2521 Caldwell Street, have
recently moved into their new home at
Green Presents Views
Calling for A Maxi
mum of 30 Hours
A demand for a 30-hour week was
presented by William. Green, president
of the American Federation of Labor,
and supported by John L. Lewis, pres
ident of the United Mine Workers of
America; the Reverend Father Fran
cis J. Haas, of the National Catholic
School of Social Service; Miss Rose
Schneiderman, president of the Na
tional Women’s Trade Union League;
David Dubinskv, president of the In
ternational Ladies Garment Workers
Union; Arthur 0. Wharton, president
of the International Association of
Machinists; Francis J. Gorman, inter
national first vice president of the
United Textile Workers of Ameica,
Leading off the list of speakers,
William Green, president of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor, said: “The
achievements of the NRA have been
many. * * * it has demonstrated
the basic soundness of bringing about
reemployment through the shortening
of hours, of increasing the aggregate
purchasing power through minimum
wage provisions and of eliminating
some of the worse features of cut
Supports 30-Hour Bill
“The American Federation of Labor
is this year supporting with all
strength at its command the Blaek
Connery bill, providing for a 30-hour
week. It is taking this action pri
marily because the recovery program
has not fulfilled what labor considered
its two primary purposes—a reduction
in the hours of work sufficient to ab
sorb at least a majority of the unem-«
ployed, and an increase in mass pur
chasing power sufficient to create a
market for the products of industry
and to give the workers of this coun
try the minimum goods and services to
which any human being is entitled.
“I submit first of all that a drastic
reduction in the hours of work fixed
by the Codes must be made, if we are
to meet our problem of unemployment
* * * Until we solve it, we can hope
for little in the way of recovery. * *
I believe sincerely that the adoption
of the 30-hour week in Codes of fair
competition would solve this problem,
would return to industry the major
portion of our unemployed and would
be the first step in the creation of the
purchasing power which is essential
Answering a question by Blackwell
Smith, counsel and ex-officio board
member, as to how a drastic limita
tion of hoiks, with compensating pay
increase, would effect unit cost of pro- •
duction, Mr. Green said:
"We have shifted from the 12-hour
day to the 10-hour day and from the
10-hour day to the 8-hour day, and,
strange and contradictory as it may
seem, we have reduced unit costs as
we have shifted. * * * Because of
the efficiency of the worker developed
during the shorter work week, and the
resourcefulness of management, we
will find within a very short time
that the unit cost of production will
be decreased rather than increased.”
J. HARVEY KERNS MAY NOT
It is rumored that J. Harvey Kerns,
Executive Secretary of the Mid City
Center and Urban league has been
requested to reconsider his resigna
tion and stay on the job as Secretary.
N-fl.fl.C.P. TO HOLD MASS MEETING SUNDAY, FEB. 24, ZIOH BAPTIST CHURCH 4 P. M.
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