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PAGE FOUR THE OMAHA GUIDE, SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 1935 -".."."---*"*
THE JOYEUX BRIDGE CLUB
The second annual Contract Bridge
Tournament held at the Masonic Hall,
February 27, 28 and March 1, was a
very successful affair from the stand
point of attendance and enthusiasm.
Fifteen tables were in constant play
during the tournament and by rules
adopted, so as to give each an oppor
tunity to display all of his best
“Bridge” abi! ty five changes were re
quired to complete an evening contest.
Mr. Worthington Williams, acting
as official “Referee”, outlined the
rules of play and scoring in a very
simple and a very understandable way,
Wednesday night, after which the
tournament proceeded to a compli
nyentary and dignified conclusion.
The tournament “Classic” winners
went to the team of Miss Dolores
Cousins and Mr. Edd e Craig, both
of 2320 No. 27th Street, with a score
of 6270 played in ten changes. Tour
nament high score was won by Mr.
and Mrs. Carl Heidelberg with a score
of 7110. This same team won the
total high score for Wednesday night.
Thursday night high score winners
were Emmet Dennis and V- Harris, of
2215 Miami Street, with a score of
The “runners up” for the grand
prize were Mr. Sam Wead, 2434 Grant
Street and Mr. A. J. Leffall, 2874 Bin
ney Street, scoring 2840
This tournament is conducted in the
interest of those who love the game,
and it is not the purpose of the Joy
eux Bi'.dge Club to conduct this an
nual classic for profit taking, but
rather for the inducement it may of
fer to others who want to try their
skill in tournament play, and to that
end this tournament was dedicated
hoping that when the next affair of
this club is held there will be a re
turn of many and more “Better Bridge
TRI VI RA CLUB
The Tri Vi Ra Club met last Thurs
day night in the club rooms at 2417
Erskine. After the business of the
evening was completed the members
played bridge. The first prize was
won by Mr. Vernon Blackwell. The
second prize was won by Mr. Coman.
Among the week end visitors at the
club were Mr. Edward and Frank
Buford, Mr. Willie Shuttles, Mr. Na
than, D. E. Leach, Mr. Jack Hall, Mrs.
Grace White- Mrs. Calvin Ware, Mrs.
A. Taylor, Mrs. N. Gany, and Mr.
Marcelle Hayes who was a former
member of the club and who made
known his intentions of rejoining the
club at its next meeting. The club in
vites the most fastidous person to in
spect their club rooms at any time.
Mr. Carl Heidelberg, President
Mr. C. Ralph Watson, Reporter
MISS BLACK HONOR GUEST AT
On Tuesday evening, March 5, a
most elaborate affair was given at the
home of Mrs. Jasper Brown, 2883
Miami Street, for the former members
of the Elite Club and their husbands
with Miss Lillian Black, of Los Ange
les, California, as the guest of honor.
There were four hostesses in charge
of the celebration, Mrs. George Wat
son, Mrs. Thomas Riggs, Mrs- Dumas
James and Mrs. Brown.
Miss Black, as you will remember,
organized the Elite Club more than
25 years ago, and this affair brought
together its old members.
The Trojan Club went roller skating
Tuesday, March 12th, and you should
have been down to the Central Y. W.
C- A. to watch the fun. The evening
was well spent with the exceptions of
a few accidents. Celestine Smith fell
and sprained her wrist. Louise Fletch
er fell hard on her “face” also Mamie
Jaekson fell “slightly”. Lorraine
Fletcher and Ella Mills changed their
positions too. Miss Taylor was doing
a swan-dive and lightly upset herself.
Trojans don’t forget the Nation
Wide Banquet, March 26th at Central
Y. W. C. A.
Roberta Pharr, Reporter
THE “Y” PLAYERS
By Lloyd L. Lee
The “Y” Players, who have been or
ganized for the past three years, held
a recent election of officers. Mrs.
Madoline Sterling was chosen for the
presidency; Miss Catherine Williams
was elected vice-president. The or
ganization selected Miss Lavinia Scott
for its secretary and Mr. Alvin Good
win for the office of treasurer. Mr.
Lloyd L. Lee was elected reporter. It
has been discerned doubtless by the
public that the purpose of the “Y”
Players is the stimulation of interest
and the development of technique
among the Negro youth in the art of
the drama. The acclamation accorded
the Players at their third annual pro
duction of plays of Negro life last
month was a proof of the proximity to
which they fulfilled their purpose- The
plays were reproduced at St. John’s
A. M. E. Church last Friday, March
15, and were well received.
Miss Williams is also chairman of
the program committee and has de
veloped a thorough and complete out
line of study for the Players covering
approximately all the techniques of
the drama- Each week two members
are assigned a certain phase of the
drama to demonstrate to the Players
at the weekly meetings on Tuesdays.
Last Tuesday character acting was
A fortnight ago the “Y” Players
were delightfully entertained by the
House Committee of the Northside
Y. W. C- A. for their efforts in their
THE LADIES’ FRIENDSHIP CLUB
The Ladies’ Friendship Club met at
the home of Mrs. Louise Hill at 3118
Burdette Street. There were nine
members present. We have on our
gick list Mrs. Edith Hope, who is not
doing so well.
We had with us this week the fol
lowing visitors: Mrs. Mildred Roberts,
1711 N. 28th Street, and Mrs. Lue
birda Arnold, 2802 Franklin Street.
A delicious luncheon was served by
Mrs. Ida Fountaine, President
Mrs. Minnie Burns, Reporter
THE GOLDEN RULERS CLUB
The Golden Rulers held its regular
weekly meeting Monday evening at
9:00 P. M. at the home of Mr. Algie
L. Ridge, 2421 Caldwell Street. A
short business meeting was held in
order to get the carnival, which will
be held Friday Night, March 22, at
the Salem Baptist Church, better out
lined and planned.
Our next meeting will be at the
home of Mr. Novel Lee Evans, 2536
Miss Amelia Thomas, President
Miss Versie Mae Thomas, Reporter
BEAU BRUMMEL CLUB
The Beau Brummel Club was called
to order by the President, Mr. Jarfes
C. Jewel, who lead the club with the
Mr. Joe Wilhoit’s wife was hit by a
car and is unable to be up. Mr. L.
Payne is on the sick list.
Thirteen members were present at
the March 13th Club meeting. The
next meeting will be on March 27th
The Club meeting was closed by Mr.
V. Shobe, President
J. Jackson, Reporter
THE JOLLY TWELWE ART CLUB
The ladies of the Jolly Twelve Art
Club held their annual tea at the
home of Mrs. Eddin, 2860 Corby
Since it was St. Patrick’s Day, the
color scheme of green was carried out
in the refreshments and decorations.
We are indeed grateful to the many
guests who helped to make this a suc
Alice Nickelson, President
Addie Ray, Reporter
WILLING WORKERS CLUB
The Willing Workers Club of the
Metropolitan Church, held their reg
ular meeting Wednesday night, March
13th, 1935. After the business of the
meeting was over the Host, Mr. Wm
Gorden, served hot waffles, marma
lade, Sausages and coffee. The club
now has 16 members on its roll. Each
member is doing her best to make
the club a success. Visitors are al-'
ways welcon>e to visit our club.
Mrs- Gertrude Mayberry, President
Mrs. W.lla B. Varner, Reporter
WE MODERNS CLUB
Mrs. Zone:a Walker was hostess to
the Club Monday, March 11, at her
home 2707 Corby St. The table was
beautifully decorated with St. Pat
rick’s decorations . A delicious lunch
eon was served by the Hostess. Miss j
Eula Square was a guest of the club.
Mrs. Mildred Bryant, President
Mrs. Ida Bryant, Reporter
SWEET SIXTEEN BRIDGE CLUB
The Sweet Sixteen Bridge Club will
meet at the home of Mrs. Minnie
Burns, 2920 Grant Street. There was
no meeting the past Saturday night
because of the disagreeable weather.
Marguerite Harrold, President j
Myrtle Stringer, Reporter
URBAN LEAGUE CENTER
The Mid-city Emanon Dramatic
Club gave their first dance at
the Center on Friday night
March 15th. The dance was a
huge success, as is the club under,
the direction of Buddy Deloach.'
dramatic director. The Emanon
players will be in a dramatic con
test including the various centers
of Omaha. The preliminaries will
end March 22nd and the final
contest will end April 13th.
Friendship House Fontonelle Park
and other large centers will be
represented in the contest.
Members of the Emanon Dra
matic Club are as follows: Flor
entine Renfrow, Willie Chapman,
Calvin Bradley, Harold Biddiex,
Mildred Harvey, Hattie Northing
ion. Helen Sherwood, Eihel Hunt
er, Elizabeth Hunter, Richard
Howard, Betty Davis, Adeline
Nelson, Leonard Turner, Carrie
Moore, Mason Devereaux and
The title of the play is “Too
Much Matrimony.” The club is
also working on another play,
“The Invisible Clue.” Mr. Deb^'-h
is forming an adult dramatic club.
Anyone interested, please register
at *he Mid-citv Center.
Miss Edrose Willis is kept busy
with her classes, and Miss Ida
Rowland, now a student of the
| University of Omaha, is kept
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quite busy, also. Mr. John Smith’s
classes in sewing are coming
along fine. Miss Marjorie Bolden,
new member of the staff began
her ac.ivitiees this week. Mr.
Washington, clerk, sees that we
all get our checks. Marty Thomas
is, as usual, doing fine work, both
in the gymnasium and on the out
side. Mr. Nelson has a rapidly
progressing class in woodwork.
Mrs. Evelyn Singleton .under
whose able direc.ion the staff is
run, is kept very busy.
There will be a dance he'd at
the center, and the admission is
one clo.h bound book, which is to
be added to the already 3,000
volumes in our librarv.
FRAMED ON ATTACK
Jackson 21 year-old transient nar
rowly escaped lynching at the
^ands of two different mobs when
he was transferred from Atlanta
to jail here. Jackson was framed
on a charge of attack on a white
The youth, found hiding from
the lynch mob under the porch
of a house in Atlanta, was arrest
ed and taken to the girl’s home
for identification. There he was
encountered by a mob of 50 men,
mostly friends and relatives of the
girl. When they demanded cus
tody of the youth, Chy Marshall
Homer Carter hurriedly rushed
him to Linden, Texas, for safe
La er in the night a lynch mob
of about 150 men formed at a
local drug s ore. But it dispersed
when it learned that Jackson had
been rushed to another jail, in
Linden is located in the East
Texas lynch area of ;he state,
where the life of a,Negro is count
ed as nothing. One lynching oc
eured in this section in November
of 1933 when David Gregory was
brutally killed, and another lynch
ing occured in April, 1934 when
Son Griggs was lynched for “as
sociating with a white woman.”
Pas. history of the brutality
and lynching accorded the Negro
people of this section puts Texas
far up on the list.
KEEP YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL
IF YOU WANT TO BE LOVED!
FALLING HAIR—Its Preventive and
In our article of last week we point
ed out the importance of the sebac-'
eous gland, the Papilla and Arrector
muscles in obtaining a healthy head
of hair. (We use the word ‘healthy’
here instead of ‘beautiful’ because no
head of hair, which is not healthy, is
For ordinary conditions of falling
hair in which there are no objective
symptoms, the use of the scalp mas
sage, the application of various anti
septics and electricity in its several
forms will be found quite sufficient to
restore the scalp to normal conditions
and improve the growth of the hair, i
Of course, in every instance, these
treatments must be taken for some
time after improvement is manifest
ed. A single treatment taken when
the opportunity offers or some one
suggests it is of no avail. The patron
must agree to a course of treatments,
c op ed with intelligent use cf the
preparations at home.
The scalp treatment that agrees
with the greatest number of condi
ti ons is known as the Hot Oil Treat
ment because the treatment is applied
to the scalp warm.
The only scientific way to give a
hair and scalp treatment is with an
electric steamer. With this you get
controlled steam. We get very little
bem fit from the old hot towel mehod.
Steam, as we know, goes up from
r- hot towel and only wet heat (not
steam) Is applied to the head. And,
too, it is impossible to massage under
a hot towel.
1 be electric steamer controls the
steam, forces it down so that it pene
trates all the pores.
If your hair is falling why not make
an appointment now for a hot oil
treatment w.th the electric steamer.
In his shop we have the Arnao
Steamer. We guarantee results.
By Courtesy of the
Christine Althouse Salon
George Curry, former Cental High
School basketball star and Thomas
Love, also a former Central High
School athlete, passed through Omaha
on their way east with the Van Dykes
basketball team of Sioux City, Iowa.
t Omaha Regulate
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Its Uwn Electric service
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Congress considers a Hill
to Transfer Regulatory
Control to Washington
“Congress shall make no law abridging ‘the right of
the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the
government foe a redress of grievances.’
"This is the language of the Constitution of the
“The question business executives may have before
them soon is this: what sort of management is it
which permits an attack to be made on the property
of the owners, the stockholders, without immediate
ly petitioning for a redress of grievances?
“Business executives who fail to carry their plea to
s the public under such circumstances are derelict in
their duty and, indeed, faithless to the American tra
dition which makes the right of petition the very
cornerstone of our democracy.”
— From an Editorial by David Lawrence
United States News, March 11, 1935
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A BILL known as "The Public Utility Act ol
1935” is now in Congress. If passed, it will
affect every user of electricity in Omaha.
This bill provides for Federal regulation, direo*
tion and control of the electric light and power in*
dustry. Improperly called '“the holding company
bill, it more vitally affects the public interest by
the fact that it also applies to 90% OF THE LO
CAL OPERATING COMPANIES.
Omaha’s Electric Service
Regulated from Washington
If this bill is passed, it will place the con
trol of YOUR electric service in the hands
of the Federal Power Commission in Wash
ington, D. C.
Your City Council will virtually be sup
erseded in its regulation Of the business of
In place of your city government, a gig
antic Federal bureau will be set up in the
nation’s capital to regulate your electric
rates. In place of men who are conversant
with the problems of their home commun
ity, those who will control the cost of your
electric service will be located thousands of
niiles from Omaha.
Holding Companies Have
Helped Reduce Omaha’s Rates
The bill aims to ABOLISH electric util
ity holding companies. It requires also that
by January 1, 1936, holding companies must
cease to perform the valuable services ren
dered to their subsidiaries. The furnishing
of these services—engineering, financial and
commercial—has been one of the principal
factors in the improvement of service and
continued reduction of rates of which Om
aha is an outstanding example for the na
Losses to Investors
The destruction of holding companies
must destroy the value of their securities,
with the resulting loss to thousands of in
vestors. The effect will certainly be felt in
all utility financing for years to come, a con
tinued deflationary effect which the nation
should not have to face at this time.
Not Consistent with
The bill is wholly inconsistent with the
announced purposes of the New Deal. It
creates NO new jobs, it does NOT aid re
covery, it contributes nothing to social se
With all deference to the President, the
position of this Company is that the bill is
drastic, discriminatory and unspund. With
all deference to the President, this Companv
maintains its constitutional privilege to po
tion against the enactment of the bill. I
urge every electric user to consider cfixalu:
ly ALL the possible effects such a revo'-j
tionary act may have on himself, his hear
and his job or business.
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