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VOLUME IX OMAHA, NEBRASKA, SATURDAY, April 13, 1935 NUMBER FIVE
Mary Wjf 'te Ovington Celebrates Her Seventieth Birthday
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WIN JUDGEMENT IN
SMITH CARNEY SUIT
WILLIAMS, CONNOLLY THE
ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF
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The jury in Judge James Fitz
geralds ’s court awarded $1,750
judgement to Mrs. Mari ha Smith,
2211 Ohio Street) in a damage
suit against C. A. Carney, retired
police Captain. Mrs. Smiih was
injured on August 2(>, 19)14, when
two ears collided at 15th and
Capitol Avenue. Olio ear was
driven by Captain Carney and the
* ear iu which Mr$. Smith was rid
ing was driven by her daughter
in-laW, Mrs. Louise Smith.
Mrs. Smith suffered broken
ribs, slight concussions, leg and
other body injuries.
Her attorneys were Cornelius
Connolly of the firm of Crowfoo.,
Frasier, Connolly and Stryker,
and Ray L. Williams.
WHITE MINISTERS ENDORSE |
New Orleans, La., April 5.—A reso
lution endorsing the Costigan-Wagner
Federal anti-lynching bill was adopt
ed Monday, April 1, by members of
the New Orleans Ministers Union.
The resolution was adopted follow
ing a talk on the bill by James E.
Gayle, president of our New Orleans
branch of the NAACP.
As a result of this meeting, Mr.
Gayle has been invited to address the
young people of the Evangelical de
nomination in New Orleans at the
First Evangelical Church (white) on
the subject of the work of the N. A. A.
C P. and the anti-lynching bill.
BARES HARLEM TERROR
New York, N. Y., (CNA)—A crowd
ed courtroom listened to Russell Hobb,
15, tell how his brother Lloyd, 16, was
shot by a policeman on the evening
of March 19. According to Russell’s
testimony, Lloyd, fearing a beating,
ran when accosted by patrolman Mc
Innerny, and was shot in the abdomen.
Lloyd’s death was announced on the
same day as the hearing. This brings
the total deaths to 5 due to quick-on
the-trigger policemen. The testimony
was given at the first open hearing of
the Mayor’s Committee, to investigate
conditions in Harlem.
James W. Ford, Communist leader,
testified at the hearing, pointing out
many cases of police brutality preced
ing the March 19 events. The sharp j
questions of Robert Minor and Inter-1
national Labor Defense attorneys,
Kuntz and Tauber, brought forth a
protest against “police baiting”.
According to eyewitnesses testify
ing at the Mayor’s Committee the
Young Liberator leaflet was not dis
tributed until the disturbance began.
Under questioning police officials
admitted that Jim Crow tactics were
in vogue against Negroes.
In his testimony, Ford pointed out
that workers “need no police to safe
guard them. The police are for
guarding property. The workers are
capable of forming their own defense
He was promptly interrupted.
Bill to Admit Negro
Doctors to Hospital
Dallas, Texas, (CNA)—A bill has
been inrodueed in the state legislature
here which provides for the admission
of Negro physicians to tax-empt hos
The present regulations permit only
doctors who are members of the
American Medical Association to at
tend or operate on patients in Texas
hospitals. Negro doctors are barred
from the local American Medical As
sociation affiliates, Dallas County So
ciety and Southern Clinical Society.
The bill now pending in the state
legislature and known as House Bill
464, states that any physician licensed
by the state of Texas shall be admit
ted to any tax-exempt hospital, re
gardless of whether or not he belongs
to a medical association. Not only
will Negro doctors be able to enter
the hospitals but also many white
doctors who are unable to pay the
high membership dues of the medical
The Dallas County Medical Society
and the Southern Clinical Society are
waging a bitter fight against the bill.
The passage of the bill will also mean
an end to the exorbitant fees charged
by the members of the medical organ
BRITISH CAPITAL FEARS
OUTBREAK IN COLONIES
London, England, (CNA)—Fearing
“anti-white” (anti-imperialist) out
breaks in her African colonies, British
capital diplomatically moved last week
to discourage fascist Italy’s robber
war against the Ethiopian people.
Italy’s attacks on Ethiopia have given
rise to an intense revolutionary wave
of national feeling among the natives.
Excited Patient Hurls
Dentist Through Window
New- York, April 10.—Special to
Omaha Guide—A Washington Heights
dentist was thrown out of the win
dow of his operating room this after
noon by his patient while he w'as pre
paring to extract a molar from the
left side of the jaw and wras busy ad
ministering gas. Fortunately, the
window' w'as on the first floor and the
dentist was not seriously hurt.
F The patient threw the dentist out
of the window with his right hand and
threw the gas machine out of the win
dow with his left hand, and then
jumped through the window himself.
When all three were outside the pa
tient went after the dentist and
to throttle him. He was subdued by
several astonished citizens.
A few minutes later the patient was
back in the operating chair. A po
liceman and an ambulance surgeon
were holding him down, and the den
tist, without the use of gas, removed
the troublesome tooth. The patient
then rested in the dentist’s chair, and
as soon as he recovered sufficiently,
he went home.
The dentist was Dr. Alvin B. Lea
vitt, 60. The patient was Albert Cal
WORKER FREED IN H ARLEM
New York, (CNA) — Indictments
against Joseph Moore were quashed
in the General Sessions Court here
when the International Labor Defense
attorneys bared the frame-up nature
of the case.
Moore was arrested in connection
with the spontaneous revolt of the Ne
gro people in Harlem against starva
tion conditions, misery and police bru
tality. He was indicted on a charge
of “robbery and looting”.
Witnesses and I. L. D- lawyers
pointed out that the charge of “rob
bery and looting” was an attempt on
the part of the city officials to dis
tort the character of the revolt, and
to pave the way for a monstrous
white-wash of the city administration,
upon whom the responsibility for the
The indisputable evidence presented
by the defense attornys and witnesses,
backed by the mass anger of the Ne
gro and white workers against the
frame-up, compelled the presiding jus
tice, Judge Goenig, to direct a ver
dict of acquittal.
Six other framed-up workers, four
of whom are whites, have asked the
International Labor Defense to defend
to defend them.
Brooklyn, N. Y., (CNA)—In a
courtroom packed with Negro and
white sympathizers, Nathan Goldstein
and Max Samuels (both white) were
They were arrested and charged
with “unlawful assembly” for distrib
uting leaflets on the recent Harlem
The leaflets characterized the Har
lem uprising as the logical result of
the city administration’s policy of
Convict Tells of Brutal
Charlotte, N. C., April 11—
Woodrow Wilson Shropshire, 19
year old Negro convict, today
told of 12 days of horror in a
dark cell” at a prison camp near
here as a judicial inquiry was
begun into circumstances which
caused him and Robert Barnes,
19, another Negro, to lose their
The Negro testified to being
chained in a standing position in
freezing weather last January in
unheated punishment cells and
said he and Barnes were given
only a little bread to eat.
“All they gave us was a piece
of biscuit, trimmed down until it
wasn’t no thicker than an orange
peel, and some water,” he said.
He testified R. C. Rape, a guard,
beat Barnes for “spitting on, the
Their feet froze, he said, and
within a few days after their re
moval from the cells their limbs
were rotting and the flesh falling
from the bones.
Doctor’s Medicine Kills
Southern Tanganyika, Africa—(By
Mail to CNA)—Twenty-five school
children are dead and twenty-three
others seriously ill here from the ef
fects of a “medicine”. The white
school physician administered the
A chemical analysis of the medicine
showed that it was a poisonous solu
tion of soap containing arsenic. The
coroner whitewashed the doctor’s re
sponsibility for the deaths stating that
“no one was guilty of criminal negli
Miss Mary White Ovington
Treasurer of N. A. A. C. P.
In 1909 THE NEW YORK
WORLD sent a young man, Wil
liam Walling, a reporter for the
paper, to investigate the race riot
in the home town of the Great
Emancipator, Abraham Lincoln.
On his return to New York he
wrote his findings for the paper
and closed with the following
remarks, or words to this effect:
“What group of people or or
ganization will come forward and
furnish the proper protection for
the oppressed Negro race?”
Miss Mary AVhite Ovington,
who had finished college and was
engaged in settlement work
among Negroes, read this news
item, and shortly afterwards a
meeting was called. Although
only three people, Miss Ovington,
Mr. AValling and a Mr. Russell,
attended, out of this conference
was organized the National As
sociation for the Advancement
of Colored People on February
Miss Ovington has rendered a
very great service to the colored
people of America. She has de
voted her life to our cause, and
the deep gratitude that we feel
can never be expressed in words.
For years, Miss Ovington serv
ed as Chairman of the Executive
Board without pay; attended
every National Convention at her
own expense and contributed
large sums to the upkeep of the
organization, and is now treasur
er of the N. A. A. C. P.
On Thursday, April 11th. Miss
Ovington. celebrated her seven
tieth birthday. And as a mes-!
senger of the race and of our com
munity, especially, we wish Miss
Ovington the very happiest birth
day of her life, and hope that she
may enjoy many more birthdays.
THE OMAHA. GUIDE PUB
CHICAGO MINISTERS ENDORSE
Chicago, 111., April 5.—In a tele
gram to Senator William H. Dieterich,
of Illinois, the Chicago Congressional
Ministers Union, representing ninety
churches and thirty-five thousand
communicants, stated its endorsement
of the Costigan-Wagner bill and ex
pressed the hope that the penalty
clause would not be eliminated.
The Union Ministers Meeting of
Chicago, representing eighteen de
nominations and 850 churches, with
approximately 300,000 communicants
also telegraphed Senator Dieterich its
endorsement of the bill and its belief
that the penalty clause should be re
MINISTER MURDERED BY
Memphis, Tenn.,(CNA)—Rev. T. A
Allan was lynched last week by
wealthy plantation owners for organ
izing share croppers into a union.
The minister’s body was found in
the shallow waters of the Coldwater
River here by a group of fishermen.
He had been shot through the heart.
An unsuccessful attempt had been
made to conceal the body in the river
by weighting it down with chains.
The pockets of the slain minister
contained literature for the organiza
tion of sharecroppers. Sheriff Sid
Campbell (white) of Hernando, Miss.,
who is conducting an “investigation”
of the slaying, frankly admitted that
Rev. Allen was murdered ‘by planters'
HALFBACK AND TRACK
STAR TO BE PRESENT
FIRST ANNUAL ATHLETIC BANQUET ON APRIL 19th.
for his union activities.
The shooting of Rev. Allan is the
fourth reported lynching this year.
Cuts Are Fatal to Mrs.
Mrsc. Henry Walker, 1017 S.
13th S reet, who it is alleged, was
cut by Willie Griffin more than
a weey ago, died in Lord Lister,
Hospital Tuesday afternoon.
The funeral was conducted
from the Jones Funeral Parlors
Thursday at 3. p. m. Mrs. Walk
er, his wife, left with the body
for the south Thursday night.
Misses June Artison and Ethel Cole
were slightly injured Sunday evening,
April 7, when the car in which they
were riding, driven by John Barquette,
was struck by another car at 13th
and Webster Streets. No trace has
been found of the hit-and-run di-iver
of the other car. No one was serious
The Omaha Guide published a news
item last week headed, “Guilty of
Grand Larceny; Sentenced to Ten
Years”. This week we wish to apol
ogize to Mr. Thomas Coulter for such
an error. However, it was not our
error but the error of our informant.
Thomas Coulter was found NOT
GUILTY of Grand Larceny and
ACQUITTED. We deeply regret the
error, and are more than glad to
make the correction.
THE OMAHA GUIDE
PUBLISHING CO., Inc.
3 Ozzie Simmons, flashy colored
halfback of Iowa University will
be a special guest at the First
Annual Aihletic Award Banquet
sponsored by the Urban League
Community Center on April 19th.
Eugtne Skinner, former Tech
High track star, now attending
Iowa University, also plans to be
present for the occasion. Awards
will be made to more than 30
players who have participated in
Mr. J. Truitt Maxwell, executive
Secretary of the Omaha Y. M. C.
A. will deliver the principal ad
dress. Special musical numbers
will be given by the Community
Center Quartette and Tom Jones.
$10,000 Damage Suit
Mrs. Florence Terrell, 2502 N.
24th Street, who was injured by
a Publix Cab at 16th and Douglas
Streets at 1:45 p. m. on March
28th, filed suit Thursday, April
11th., in District Court against
the Publix Cab Co., for injuries
sustained. The attorneys for the
plaintiff are Ray L. Williams, R.
B. Hesselquist and Donald S.
RECOVERING AFTER SERIOUS
Mr. Paul Turner, 2704 Lake Street,
was rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital
Saturday night to undergo an appen
dectomy. The operation was per
formed immediately, and he is re
ported as recovering rapidly.
Rev. Burckhardt, Colored
Civic, Religious Leader
Here Forty-five years
Monday marked the 45th an-;
niversary of the arrival of Rev.
0. J. Burckhardt in the city of;
Lincoln. He came from Jefferson
City, Mo., where he had been at
tending Lincoln Institute, a Ne
gro college organized by the col
ored soldiers of Missouri at the
close of the Civil war. His first
15 years in Lincoln were speni
as a poiter for the Burlington.
The next 13 years, Rev. Burck
hardt was employed as a waiter
at the Lincoln hotel. His profes
sional number, “13,” is always
one of good luck, he declared.
For the past 35 years Rev.
Burckhardt has been engaged
in Christian work. During the
years that he worked for the rail
road and the hotel he also did
missionary evangelistic work, and
for the past 14 years he has held
a pastorate at Omaha. He is con
sidered a civic and religious lead
er of his race in Nebraska.
For nine years he was actively
associated with the work of the
Ministerial Alliance at Omaha
and he has written many articles
relative tp temperance, religion,
and the civic welfare of his race.
For five years he was associated
with the Beulah mission in,Lin
“Unofficial Cabinet’’ Member.
Rev. Burckhardt has been in
the “unofficial cabinet’’ of every
Nebraska governor from the time
of Sheldon. During the years
that Rev. Burckhardt held his
Omaha pastorate at a prosperous
interdenominational church he
maintained his residence in Lin
coln. He retired from his Omaha
work January 1, and was recent
ly appointed by Governor Coch
ran as an assistant in the state
His wife, Mrs. Anna Burck
hardt, has conducted an art studio
for, the past 30 years at their resi
dence, 1236 Washington street.
She is one of the best china
painters in the middle west, and
has had oil paintings and china
in exhibitions from New York to
the Pacific coast. She won .first
prize on her china entries at the
Jamestown exposition of 1908,
and has won numerous other
awards. One of the more prom
inent pictures which she has
painted is a portrait of Booker
T. Washintgon which the colored
citizens of the city presented to
the Lincoln high school in 1916.
POISONS MANY AFRICAN SCHOOL CHILDREN
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