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PAGE FOUR THE OMAHA GUIDE, SATURDAY, March 9, 1935 - — * " ---^_
More than twenty-five members of
the Quack Club met at the Y. W. C. A.
on last Friday night for the regular
business me ting. Reports from the
treasurer, Ida Sears, F.nance Commit
tee, Bemiece Marshall, and Sick Com
mittee chairman, Dorothy Fry, w re
heard and accepted. Recommenda
tions from the Executive Committee
Group wero passed on to the g*rls
for their rejection or approval by the
president of the club. The girls were
heartily in favor of recomm nding
that the club be divided into various
interest groups for the purpose of
promoting education through con
structive study.
The inter st groups will include
“Dr.lls in Parliamentary Usage”,
‘Negro History*, ‘Contract Bridge’
and the study of ‘Emily Post’, fore
most authority on etiquette.
The ex cutive committee felt that
in offering this type of program ev
ery girl could decide for herself the
subject she would d rive most bene
fit from.
Instructions for these study courses
will be secured from outside the club
group, with the except.on of Est lle
Robertson, who has kindly consented
to teach Parliamentary Usage.
Miisses Julia Williams, Faith Pat
terson and Estelle Rob rtson will rep
resent the Quack Club at the Annual
Nation-Wide Banquet at the Central
Y. W. C. A., Thursday night at 8:00
P. M.
Lucy Mae Stamps, President
Mildred Ousley, Reporter
The club met last Thursday night
at its club rooms, 2417 Erskine Street.
Important issues werj disposed of
pertaining to club business.
The club entered a bridge team in
the tournament, recently held at the
Masonic Hall. The team was com
posed of Mr. Carl Heidelberg and Mr.
James Manley, who were 1 ading by
a wide margin when they were auto
matically disqualified when they were
forced to be absent on the second
night of play, a large part of the
time. Mr. Manley and Mr. Heidelberg
were awarded prizes for their high
score, however, and they say their
prizes ar3 useful and classy.
The club rooms are being redecorat
ed in preparation for the forthcom
ing smoker, for which affair the invi
tations are in the mails. Mr. C. Ralph
Watson, as chairman of the social en
tertainment committee is receiving
much praise for his effort in making
the specially designated Sunday even
ing program a huge success.
The next meeting will be held next
Thursday night, March 7th.
Mr. Carl Heidelberg, President
Mr. C. Ralph Watson, Reporter
The Willing Workers’ Club of the
Metropolitan Church gave a tacky
party at the home of the president,
Mrs. Gertrude Mayberry, Wednesday
night, February 27, 1935. A large
crowd attended.
There were four judges, and four
prizes were given away.
Mrs. Timm Littlejohn won the prize
for wearing the neatest dress; Mrs.
Jenkins won the prize for wearing
the most comical dress; Miss Pauline
Washington won the prize for wearing
the cutest dress; and Mrs. Willa Var
ner won the prize for wearing the
most ragged dress. Everybody had a
good time.
Ice cr am, cake and hot chili were
served. You are welcome to attend
the club.
Mrs. Gertrude Mayberry, President
Mrs. Willa Varner, Reporter
Mrs. Emma Busch entertained the
club this week at her home, 2405 N.
28th Avenue. Our president was
back with us this week. We had a
very nice meeting, due fco the fact
that all of the members were present.
Mrs. Catherine Woods won first
prize at bridge, and Mrs. Louise Hill
won the booby.
The hostess served a very delightful
repast. Mrs. Minnie Burns is on the
sick list this week.
The next meeting will be at the
home of Mrs. Ida Fountaine, 2115
Clark Street.
Mrs. Ida Fountaine, President
Mrs. Minnie Burns, Reporter
The Willing Workers’ Club of the
Metropolitan Church held their meet
ing at the home of the president, Mrs.
Gertrude Mayberry, 2518 Lake Street.
After the business of the meeting was
over, Mrs. Sue Johnson, acting as
hostess, served a delicious luncheon
of shrimp and creamed peas on toast.
Covers were laid for fourteen. Ev
erybody had a good time.
The club adjourned to meet next
Wednesday night at the same ad
dress. Ail members are asked to be
present. Visitors are welcome.
Mrs. Mayberry. President
Mrs. Willa Varner, Reporter
The club met Monday evening at
8:30 P. M. at the home of Miss Emily
Williams, 2639 Parker Street.
According to our schedule, we were
to have a lesson on some subject deal
ing with education. Owing to the
fact that we were unable to take up
the subject, we had a very short busi
ness meeting, after which a few
games were played.
Everyone had a very enjoyable time.
We always have a program that will
be of interest to everyone who comes
out. Visitors, as well as members,
are always welcome.
Miss Amelia Thomas, President
Miss Versie M. Thomas, Reporter
The club met with Mr. and Mrs.
James Dortch, 2615 Binney Stre t.
After the usual routine of business,
the club assembled to play four rounds
of bridge. Those winning highest
honors for the evening were Mr. Mc
Fall, gent’s prize, and Mrs. Addie
Dorsey, ladies’ prize. The highest
monthly score went to Mr. R. A.
The memjbers ling: red for a few
rounds of dancing, after which the
club adjourned to meet next week at
4718 S. 24th Street with Mr. and Mrs.
Rob.rt Banks as host and hostess.
Mr. J. E. Dorsey, President
Mary Banks, Reporter
The Los Doce Juniors gave a social
Saturday, March 2, at the home of
Harold Biddiex, 2218 N. 27th Avenue.
Among those present were the Misses
Mable King, Olive Willis, Elizabeth
Black, Lula Mae Powell, Edna Blair,
Evelyn Lucky, Pearl Winston, Messrs.
Harold Biddiex, Byron Winston, Jas
per Cole, Hiram Pittman, John Tay
lor, Shular Barksdale, James Donald
son, George Sledd and Robert Myers.
The guests were entertained by danc
ing and card playing. Those present
spent a very delightful evening.
Harold Biddiex, President
Robert Myers, Reporter
The Fair Play Club met at the resi
dence of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sims,
1839 N. 23rd Street, Saturday night.
^Everyone had a pleasant evening.
Phr e games of bridge were played,
with Mrs. Flora Smith winning ladies’
prize and Mr Archie Watts winning
the gentlemen’s prize. Mrs. Bessie
Wilson won the booby.
Everyone enjoyed Mrs. Sims’ de
lightful refreshments.
The next meeting will be held with
Mr. and Mrs. Orange Smith, 3870 Har
ney Str?et.
Mrs. Evelyn Sims, President
Mrs. Alice Moore, Reporter
The club was entertained this week
by Mrs. Catherine Woods. Business
was over by 8:45 P. M. and cards and j
dancing were the main attractions of
the ev.ning. Mr. A. W. Williams had
the highest score for the evening, Mr.
Thomas Stringer, second, and Mr. Ray
Mosby, lowest. A dainty little lunch
j eon was served by the hostess.
We have a surprise in store for
the public St. Patrick’s Day. So watch
the paper for further details.
Miss Marguerite Harrold, President
Mrs. Myrtle Stringer, Reporter
Those who did not attend the His
torical Tea at the North Side YWCA,
last Friday, March 1, missed a fine so
cial evening. The tea tables were set
in the styles of the times of Martha
Washington. Gay Ninties, Today and
Rev. and Mrs. W. S. Metcalfe,
playing the parts of Martha and
George Washington, and Mrs. Charles
Solomon and Mrs. Louise Strawther
playing the parts of Abraham Lincoln
and wife, were very good. They were
dressed in clothes that have been in
the Emilies since the time they were
in style. Mrs. Earl Wheeler and Mrs.
H. S. Simmons, playing the parts of
hostesses for Martha Washington,
were just the ladies for the places.
They, with suitable dresses for the
occasion, and thc-ir pleasant smiles of
dignity.^, were very outstanding for
the evening.
The hostesses for the Gay Nineties
wer’ Mesdames Anna Burton, Ethel
Hughes, and Brownlow-Knight. and
they were truly good. Mrs. Knight
was a typical ‘Mae West’ in her out
The hostesses for the table of to
day were Miss Alice Hunter, Mes
dames Euby Reese-Gibson, Venus
St arms and Cloma Scott.
The hostesses for the table of to
morrow were Misses Ev.lyn Lucky,;
Mable King, Dorothy Scott, Olive
Willis, Edna Blair, Hazel Jackson and
Irene Harrold.
The Martha Washington table was
set with an old fashioned white tabl
cloth with a deep pink border and a
nice big cake as a center piece. Other
things on that tabic made it look as
the tables did in Washington’s times.
There were beautiful hatchet cookies,
an antique tea set and candl s.
The Gay nineties’ table was dressed
in a gay red cloth, seventy years old
furnish d by Mrs. Anna Burton. The
service from this table was coffee and
ribbon sandwiches, made of colored
bread, sandwich spread and cream
chees .
The table of today was dressed in
a lovely lace cloth with gorgeous flow
ers as a center and eandles. That
made it everthing that a table of to
day should be. The service was only
ice cream and cake.
The table of tomorrow was dressed
in a beautiful white cloth with lov;ly
white flowers as a center piece and
the very newest of silver and white
candles. The service was candies and
The Lincoln car group, who sponsor
ed this tea, tak this method of thank
ing all who helped to make this such
a pleasant and successful evening for
The exhibition of a beautiful YoYo
quilt, piec d by Mrs. Maggie McGee,
was another feature of interest.
You will hear more of the Lincoln
car group as it is sponsoring a spring
musical at St. John’s A. M. E. Church
on Sunday, March 31, at 3:30 P. M.,
in which there will be about 300
voices and musicians taking part.
On Tuesday nght. February1 26, Mr.
Green Bradley was host at a lovely
party at the home of Mrs. Sarah
Bradley, 2863 Corby Street, in honor
of Mr. Henry M. Brown, who left for
a short visit to his home in Nash
ville, T nnessee, on Wednesday morn
ing. The guests present were Mes
dames Eva Mae Hays, Cleo Hayes,
Sarah Finner, Ard lia Burton, Flossie
Mayberry, Sarah Bradley. Margetta
Dawson and Miss Alice Hunter,
Messrs. Charles Bratton, Dewitt
Smart, Levi Jefferson, Georg’ Baker
and H. M. Brown.
All had a grand time and urged the
speedy return of Mr. Brown.
Katie Marie Allen celebrated her
seventh birthdav, Sunday afternoon
at the home of h r parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Alfred Allen, 1823 N. 23rd St.
Lovely games were played. Among
those present wer’ Evelyn Redd, Haz
el Brown, Marie Marion, Gale John
son. Margaret Faison, Paul Allen, Jr.
Alfonso Marion, Dorothy Gene Faison,
Altha Mae Faison, John L. Faison,
Millie Bast and Ruby Wright.
Sandwich;s, fruit salad, ice cream,
cake, candy and nuts were served.
Many beautiful gfits were received by
Katie Marie. Mrs. Theodore Redd
was assistant hostess.
The Athletic Gym club played hos
tess to other High School Girl Re-!
serves at a “Pep-Meeting” Tuesday,
February 26, 1935. Games, Girl Re
serve Songs, pep songs, and yells were
included in the entertainment. The
“Pep-Meeting” chairmen were Versie
Vaughn, games; Emily Williams, orig
inal songs and yells; Margaret Beck. ,
G;rl Reserve Songs; and Irene Har
rold, refreshments. Mary Ellen
Dickerson is president of the Athletic
Gym Club.
The Optimists Club enjoyed a live
ly discussion of “Ideals” at their last
club meeting with both boys and girls
taking part. Evelyn Lucky spoke on
the “Ideal Boy”, and Leonard Turner
the “Ideal Girl”.
Mrs. Marcellus Richie, formerly of
San Francisco, California, and Port
land, Oregon, has consented to become
club advisor of the Blue Triangle Club,
a group of grade school girls. Mrs.
Richie was identified with “Y” work
and the Girl Reserve department par
ticularly when she resided in Port
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“What is Responsible for Present
Day Conceptions of Moralty?” is the
subject for the forum on Sunday at
the North Side YWCA. The speaker,
Rev. Curry is the new pastor of the
Zion Baptist Church and will present
a scholarly and interesting talk. There
will be special music and Mrs. Alton
Goode will preside. The public is cor
dially invited to attend.
On the following Sunday, Rev.
George B. Slater, Pastor, Bethel M. E.
Church, Council Bluffs, Iowa, will dis
cuss the subject: “WTiat Has Been
the Effect of the Depression on Moral
Standards?” Miss Gertdude Lucas
will preside. The public is invited to
all of these meetings.
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By Henry R. Thomas
The “Y” Players presented their
third annual group of Negro plays
to an appreciative audience at St.
Benedict Church on February 25. The
plays were giv n under the direction
of Mrs. Dorothy Ware.
“Cruiter”, a prize winning play by
John Matheus, headed the group. The
setting was on a Georgia farm; the
plot and charact rization portrayed
well the feeling and sentiments which
have long been associated with the
southland. “Granny”, played with
unusual dramatic ability by Mrs. Mad
oline Stirling, was a lovable character
in spite of her pessimism. She placed
little confidence in what “Cruiter and
the No’th” had to offer. We might
have doubted the judgment of Granny
but never her sincerity.
Sonny, played by Mr. J. C. Harris,
with a great degree of naturalness
and feeling, was quite the opposite to
Granny. He was eager to leave the
farm, and to take a chance with Mr.
Cruiter and the No’th. Hi felt that
there was little to be lost by taking
a chance for “Us ain’t got nothin’ no
Sissy, the nice little wife of Sonny,
played bv< Miss Catherine Wiliams in
her usual commendable manner, found
herself in a dilemma. She wanted to
go no’th with Sonny, but she was
greatly troubl d over Granny’s refus
al to leave the farm.
'Cruiter, the recruiting agent for a
northern munition factory, was play
ed by Mr. Lloyd Lee with a degree of
feeling which recalled to one’s mind
the early activities of the Und r
ground Railroad and the northern
abolitionist. Sonn < and Sissy go with
Cruiter north. Granny refuses to I
leave her dog, Kay. behind. She re
mains on the farm, and Death takes
her to a greater promise land.
Another important character in th ;
play who proved himself to be a nat
ural pantomimist was Kay, the dog
that Granny would not leave behind.
Kay forgot no lines, and no language
but his own. At the end of the act
Kay took his bow by responding to
the applause of the audience with a
series of baritone barks.
The second play, “Suppressed De
sires,” was highly entertaining and
presented a modern theme. Stephen
Brewster, a young architect, played
by Mr. Alvin Goodwin with appro
priate interpretation, was constantly
being annoyed by the significance
which his wife Henrietta Brewster
gave to his slightest act. Every act;
being the manifestation of some sup
pressed desire deeply rooted in the
subconscious. Miss Margaret Dicker
son handled the part well; arguing
first as a psychoanalyst, and then
suddenly as a woman, laying aside her
theories of the subconscious, and hold
ing fast to that which she possessed
in consciousness. Mabel, the sister of
Mrs. Brewster, was ably played by j
Miss Fannie Lae Levison, who under
the tutorship of Mrs. Brewster soon
discovered that she no longer loved
her husband, and further had a sup
pressed desire for another man. Mrs.
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Brewster had both Stephen and Mabel
gong Psychoanalytic; and things
went along smoothly until Mrs.
Brewster learned that Stephen and
Mabel had very pronounced suppress
ed desires for each other. Mrs. Brew
ster finally agrees to give up her
mania for psychoanalysis if Stephen
w'ould give up his suppressed desire
'or Mab*l. Mable then asks “What
am I to do with my Suppressed de
sire?” Stephen replies embracing
both: “Just keep on suppressing it.”
The fantasy, “The Man Who Died at
12 o'clock” was a blend of love, hu
mor, and tragedy. It was mostly
tragedy for Ole January Evans, a cun
ning, meddlesome, superstitious, old
man a propensity for strong
drinks. Mr. John Williams was Ole
Evans, and depicted the inebriated
old sinner with 9uch ease and reality
that one found himself almost won
dering if Mr. Williams was not really
intoxicated. Of course, we knew
Sally Evans, his granddaughter,
characterized by Miss Lavina Scott
in a very effective manner, was in
love with Charlie McFarland, a farm
hand. Mr. Eugene Murray was Char
lie, and was a likable devil through
out the play. Charlie was to marry
Sally when old Evans came home as
high as the Empire State Building.
Sally planned to frighten him. He
came home and Sally and Charlie
took advantage of his superstitious
nature. Sally convinces Ole Evans
that he is to die at twelve o’clock.
Shortly after the appointed hour,
Charlie appears disguised as the devil.
Evans asked for one more chance, and
promises to reform. So convincing is
the devil’s appearance, Evans almost
dies of fright. Sally and Charlie
equally frightened, revive the old man
by dashing water in his face. He con
fesses his evil deeds, tells where the
money can be found, and promises not
to interfere with the marriage. The
curtain falls, and this time Kayo joins
in the applause.
Mr. Henry Bendford, of Portland.
Oregon, who was in the city for a few
days, entertained Mrs. Myra Bell, of
Chicago, with a four course dinner
Monday at 6 P. M. at the Mason and
Knox Cafe. The party included Mrs.
Myra Bell, Mrs. Peggy Saunders and
Mr. Bendford.
Mrs. Bell was spending the week
end with Miss Stoney. Gray, 2308 N.
25th Street.
New York—(CNA)—Ralph Gordon
was burned to death early Sunday
morning in a Harlem fire-trap, located
at 39 W. 132nd Street. The 22-year
old hero was desperately working to
rescue the tenan's in the apartment
when the roof collapsed upon him.
Another tenant in the house, Oscar
Warren, suffered a fractured skull, a
broken leg. and series internal injur
ies. Other tenants also suffered in
Flames Quickly Spread Thru House
The tenants in the flaming house
were also awakened by Mrs. Oventein,
who ran up and down the halls
screaming and banging on doors. The
fire prevented her from going above
the second floor, and she was forced
to break into a stranger’s apartment
to run for the fire-escape. There is
only one fire-escape for both sides of
the “railroad” flat, and that one is in
the rear of the building.
Upon opening their doors, the ten
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ants found the hallwa s ablaze and
the roof about to collapse.
Fire Department Arrives Late
Although the fire department was
nromptly called, they d.d not arrive
for a half-hour, after these who sur
vived were already out. The nearest j
fire department station is less than
four blocks from the building.
The house had been condemned by j
fire authorities for over three months.
The landlord did nothing to provide
for the safety of his tenants, although
he has been repeatedly informed of
the dangerous condtions in the house.
No investigation is being conducted
by landlord or authorities to discover
the source of the fire.
Ralph Gordon was a member of the
International Workers Order, and
active in the left-wing movement for
Negro Rights.
A mass funeral in protest against
the conditions making for such trage
dies, was held this week in Harlem.
New York—(CNA)—At a confer
ence held last week in the headquar
ters of the New York division of the
Universal Negro Improvement Asso
ciation a committee was formed for
the defense of the Abyssinian people,
against Italian fascist attacks. 15 or
ganizations, including the U. N. I. A.,
the Communist Party, the Ethiopian
Enterprise Association and various
other organizations interested in the
fight against imperalsm were repre
One of the unanimous decisions of
the conference was the issuance of a
call for similar committees to be
formed throughout the country. As a
part of the activity of the committee
a mass meeting in a large church will
be held protestng Mussolini’s recent
invasion of Abyssinia. A parade in
support of Abyssinian independence
is also planned by the c|nmittee.
The following officers of the new
committee were elected unanimously:
A. L. King, U N I A, Chairman; A.
W. Berry, League of Struggle for
Negro Rights, Executive Secretary:
Wm. Fitzgerald, Int’l Labor Defense,
Publicity Director; Solomon Harper,
The Vanguard, Treasurer; A. Reid,
African Patriotic League, Field Rep
New York, Mar. -.—The National
Association for the Advancement of
Colored People announced today the
launching of a nationwide drive for
million sio-natures to a petition to
Congress urging passage of the Cos
tgan-Wagner federal anti-lynching
bill. Nearly 50.000 signatures have
already been obtained, and offirials
hope to secure the remainder in the
next few weeks.
Thousands of blank petitions have
been printed for the use of churches,
lodges, clubs, societies, college frater
nities, YMCA’s, YWCA’s, Branches of
the NAACP and other bodies interest
signatures. Blank pe
titions may be secured by writing im
mediately by post card to the Nation
al Association for the Advancement
of Colored People, 69 Fifth Avenue,
New York. Petitions are to be signed
and then returned to the above office.
Officials of the Association are
seek ng contributions to a special
onti-lynching fund to defray the
heavy expense nvolved in the fight
or the passage of the Costigan
w.o-nnr bill. Thev ask that such
contributions be mailed to Miss Mary
Whi;e Ovington. treasurer of the
Kingston. Jamaica, B W I—(CNA)
The island of Jamaica has become
the storm center of mighty mass
demonstrations and struggles against
British capital. The Jamaican work
ers are preparing actions against the
proposed Banana Insurance Bill.
Bill Benefits British Interests
The proposed b. 11 is designed to
benefit the Jamaica Banana Producers’'
Association, controlled by British in
terests, at the expense of the small
planters and laborers.
At a meetng in St. Catherine, T. J.
fmvley. one of the snonsors of the
bill and a member of the Banana Pro
ducers’ Association, was pulled from
the platform by ind.gnant listeners.
At Lawrence, Trelawnev, local police
attacked an anti-bill demonstration
and threatened to institute martial
law. Similar demonstrations have oc
curred in all parts of the island.
New York, Mar. 1.—The New York
State Assembly has just- passed a bill
introduced by Assemblyman James E.
Stephens and sponsored by the Na
tional Association for the Advance
ment of Colored People, prohibiting
discr.mination on account of race or
color in employment of citizens upon
public works. Under the provisions of
ths act amending the present labor
Jaw, every contractor obtaining state
or municipal work must agree not to
discriminate against any qualified ami
available workman, who is a citizen,
because of race or color and not to
discriminate against or intimidate any
employee so hired, because of race or
color. Five dollars will be deducted
from amounts due a contractor for
each calendar day for each person so
discriminated against. A second vio
lation may result n cancellation or ter
mination of his contract, and the for
feiture of all moneys due or about to
decome due.
Passage by the Senate and approval
ay Governor Lehman is virtually as
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