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_PAGE FOUR_~ THE 0MAHA GUIDE, SATURDAY, APRIL 27th, 1935 ' « ---: -V“' ‘ "
THE OMAHA COMMUNITY BIBLE
Last Thursday night, being Holy
week, we selected a lesson on Conse
cration from Romans, twelfth chapter.
Which is man’s part in the purifying
of his own life? Man has a part,
and God has a part. It says give your
body a living sacrifice, All our passion
should be corrected by the spirit of the
Gospel, and our pHysica lpowers con
secrated to the works of righteousness
and Peace. And be not conformed to
this world, but be ye transformed by
the renewing of your mind that ye
may prove what is that good and per
fect W.ll of God, b giving up our
selves as little children. We prove
that humble and meek spirit and ab
solute trust in God, which enables us
to cultivate the moral graces and to
practice our social duties, which Is the
will of God.
Elder W. I. Irving,
Teacher and Supervisor
Mrs. G. W. Gorum, Reporter
THE JUNIOR BEAU BRUMMEL
The club had a regular Easter ball
at the home of Nadine Simon, and an
enjoyable evening was spent by all.
James McAlister, Reporter
THE EUREKA BRIDGE CLUB
The club met Mr. and Mrs- W. M.
Roberts, 3533 N- 28th Street. A
short business meeting was presided
over b;« the president, after which six
changes of bridge were played. All
members were present. Mr. J. Phil
lips won first prize and Mr. W. Penn
and Mrs. Wm. Roberts won the booby.
A delicious midnight lunch was en
joyed by all
Mrs- W. Penn, President
Mrs. M. Payton, Reporter
THE LADIES’ SOCIAL CLUB
Mrs. Beulah Nowling proved a
charming hostess Thursday when she
entertained the Ladies’ Social Club
at 2610 Blondo. After the business
meeting, six changes of bridge were
played, with Mrs. Bernice Johnson,
a guest, winning first prize- Mrs
Josephine Davis won the booby.
A delicious two course luncheon was
served- The next meeting will be
with Mrs. Myra Kincaid.
Mrs. Stella Sullivan, Reporter
Mrs. Mattie Payton, President
TROJAN CLUB NEWS
Have you heard about it? What?
The Trojan Inter-Club Oratorical Con
test sponsored by the Trojan Club!
When ? May 9th. Where ? St.
John’s A. M. E. Church, 22nd and
Knowing that jx>u do not wish your
club to be left out of the contest, we
are urging you to huri^y and choose
your contestant and enter his or her
The rules of the contest are as fol
1- Each oration must be original.
2. Each oration must not exceed
10 minutes in length.
3- Each oration must be about the
Roberta Pharr, Reporter
The Girl Reserves went on a hike
April the 18th to Fontenelle Paifc.
They were Willa Eddington, Billye De
ville, Augusta Redman, Dorothy Key,
Evelyn Frampton, Betty Riggs, Na
dine Simmons, Odessa Stanley, Mer
cedes Moore, Lillie Woods, Betty
Davis, Lillie Anderson and Dorothy
Hale. The sponsors were Mrs. De
lores Richie and Mrs. Alice W.lson. :
They all reported a good time.
Mercedes Moore, Reporter
CLUB CHANGES NAME
The Salem Prep Athletic Club, orig
inally an organization devoted pri-1
marily to sports, is to undergo a
change in the near future.
A pe ition signed by the majority
of the members, was circulated at the
last meeting of the club. It consist
ed of plans for the altering of the
club's name and its general purpose.
It also stipulateed that age limits will
bo instituted in the new organization.
So barring unprecedented develop
ments, the Preps will soon adopt a
new name and a new program.
Another important feature of
Tuesday night’s meeting was the tak
ing up of delinquent members- Only
a few were guilty of side-stepping the \
club rules, however.
The Preps' first shindig, a picnic
held at Riverview Park Sunday after
noon, proved a very successful affair.
Everyone enjoyed the eats and games,
net to mention the delightful society
Our president, Bertha Patterson,
and Miss Mary Wright called upon
Miss Juanita Yancy, who has been
sick in bed The club is glad to hear
that that personable young lady has
Perry Roach, Reporter
THE MODERN HOUR CLUB
The club met at the home of Elosie
Frampton, 2432 Decatur- All mem
bers were present, and we spent a nice
afternoon in sewing.
A lovely luncheon was served by the
hostess. We had a lovely talk by her
sister, Evelyn Frampton.
The club adjourned to meet at the
home of Dorothy Hill, 3119 Burdette
Jean Wright, President
Ruby Artison, Reporter
The Club met at the home of Mr.
1 Nelson Rutledge- After several hands
| of bridge were played, the host served
some ver ydelightful refreshments.
The bo;-s are taking a great interest
; in their contract bridge - They will
soon be able to meet tough competi
Thomas Stamps, President
Robert Redden, Reporter
QUACK CLUB NEWS
The annual Spring Frolic and Style
Revue of the Quack Club will be held
i Monday Night, April 29th at Dream
I land Hall. Modelling will begin
promptly at 10:00.
More than 50 charming ladies, most
of whom are Quack Members, are ex
pected to participate in the Style
Revue. A beautiful White Wedding
will follow the “Play-et” and Style
Final rehearsals will be held Thurs
day at the “Y” with the Orchestra at
7:00 o’clock sharp. A dress rehearsal
will be held on Sunday after noon at
Ad vance tickets will be on sale at
the “Y”. Bernice Fowler Marshall is
Chairman of the Committee on Ar
rangements, and Florence Branch is
the publicity chairman.
Don’t miss this Dance Folks! It
promises to furnish the most enter
tainment, and is one of the grandest
affairs the Quacks have offered to the
public this season.
I Music will be furnished by the Synco
; Hi-Hatters Orchestra. Don’t forget—
Our Regular $19.50 and $21.50
COATS and SUITS
3 to 6 Months to Pay!
Outfitting Company I
Monday, April 29th, Dreamland Hall!
Lucy Mae Stamps, President
Mildred Ousley, Reporter
THE LADIES’ FRIENDSHIP CLUB
The Club met at the home of Mrs.
Joan Ramires, 3026 Burdette Street,
Thursday, April 18th- All except two
members were present. The after
noon was spent in playing bridge.
Tho first prize was won by Mrs- Ida
Fountaine. Mrs- Louise Hill won the
booby prize. We had one visitor in
the person of Mrs. Bertha Rangel.
A delightful luncheon was served by
the hostess- The meeting was ad
journed at 5:15 o’clock to meet at the
home of Mrs. Christine Sturdevant.
Mrs- Ida Fountaine, President
Mrs. Minnie Burns, Reporter
THE YOUNG MOTHERS’ CLUB
The club met at the home of Mrs.
Hun'ington, 2612 Corby. The meet
ing was conducted as usual, after
which the children had their Easter
egg party. Many chldren were pres
ent. They enjoyed themselves very
much b hunting for the eggs - Many
other games were played. Many dif
ferent colors of eggs were found.
We had a new member into our club,
brought out by Mrs- Anna Hilton
She is Mrs. Gretchen Smith of 2414
Burdette Street. We are very glad
to have Mrs. Smith with us.
Mrs- Huntington, President
Anna Hilton, Reporter
THE HAPPY HOUR BRIDGE CLUB
The club held a bridge tournament
on its regular meeting night. There
were sixteen tables, and everyone was
on time, which made the event easy
to arrange and manage.
Everyone played the gamte with
high enthusiasm. The crowd consist
ed of the most dignified and cheerful
people of the city.
Prizes were awarded as follows:
Mr- Cooper, first prize, $2.00; Mrs
Toby James, second prize, $1.00; Hen
ry Webster, third prize, 50c.
The club wishes to thank each one
for his and her attendance- Also, we
thank our members for their loyal co
operation in helping the president put
over this successful affair.
Mr. J. E. Dorse”, President
Mary Banks, Reporter
THE PHALANX PINOCHLE CLUB
The club met last Tuesday night at
1915 N. 25th Street. After club busi
ness was disposed of and refreshments
were served, the members began their
inter club prize play. Mr. C Ralph
Watson won the first prize and Mrs.
Billie Hunter won the consolation.
The applications of Mrs. Bernice
Golden and Mrs- Ethel McBrier were
accepted for membership in the club.
Everyone spent an enjoyable evening.
Mrs. Alma Whiting, President
Mr. C- Ralph Watson, Reporter
Singer of International
Fame Sketches Career
By Josephine Bell
Madame Lillian Evanti, Colora
tura Soprano, who has spent
ten years in Europe, appeared in
Omaha, under the auspices of the
Jnter-iacial Commit.ee at the
Chamber of Commerce on Mon
day night, April 22nd.
Madame Evanti is the first Ne
gro, who has so completely mas
tered her art as ,o sing in grand
opera in Europe. She says that
her musical sareer began with
piano lessons when she was four
years old. At twelve she was
able to play the music of <he fore
most composers by memory, and
went to hear all the famous sing
After her graduation from
Howard University, from which
she received >er Bachelor of
Music degree, she taught school
and saved her money, all the
while preparing herself for the
opportunity she knew would
come. She was always active in
church choirs and chorouses,
which helped to keep her voice m
Madame Evanti says while she
had had some French in High
school, she really knew very little
about it when she arrived in
Franee. However, she was not
discouiaged, and in nine months
she spoke the French language
fluently and made her debut in
Grand Opera. Her debut brought
her a year’s contract. During
that time she sang grand opera
in Monte Carlo, Mon Pedier and
Later she spent four years in
Italy, where she mastered the
Italian language. She was cal
led on to take the place of the
prima donna, who was ill. Al
though she was somewhat unsure
of herself at first, she realized
that this was the big opportunity
for which she had been hoping
and praying, and pulling her
self together, she took advantage
of it. She was a decided suc
cess. Contract followed contract.
Madame Evanti says that Ger
man is a very difficult language
to master. However, nothing was i
too difficult for her so long as '
i concerned her career; so just as
she overcame each obstacle that
stood in the way of her success,
she mastered the German lan
guage. She now speaks it as if
it were her own.
»tie says that while she was in
Eiu ope she made the life of Eu
.opeans her life, learning iO
appreciate sculptor, paintings and
an the things tha. make up their
lives. By doing this,- she was
able to cultivate .heir expressions
and their feelings, all of which
were necessary to her career.
Madame Evanti says thai her
vocal expression was really ach
ieved in Europe.
Some of the operas, in which
Madame Evanti has starred are
Lucia D’Amour, Rigoletto, Inez,
riavita, the la.ter taken from
the novel, Camille.
Madame Evanti says .he main
king in carving a career for one
self is determination. In order
to build a career and reach the
heights of success, it is necessary
to give up many things. For in
stance, Madame Evan i was very
fond of dancing, but, due to the
fact that ihe phjlsical exertion
is de rimental to her voice, she
gave it up. It wasn’t such a sac
rifice 10 her because her voice
was her career and nothing else
..leant anything. She was deter
mine J to reach .he goal of suc
cess, not in a small measure, but
complete success. She has been
very faithful, determined and
courageous and now stands at the
.op ot the ladder or success.
Madame Evanti says, “In the
vulgar expression of the day, the
uiUin thing is being able to
lake it.’ ’’
She is enroute io Chicago,
where she will appear at Orches
tra Hall on Friday night. Sue
says that in louring tlie Sia es
she has been greeted with marve
Omaha is indeed proud to
have had such an honored guesL,
wliose gracious personaii y and
unexcelled voice have captivated
all who saw and heard her. \v e
are looking forward to her return
in the near future.
Jr. Legion Auxilliary
TT. first Memorial Dedication Ser
vices were held at Mt. Moriah Church,
24th and Ohio, Sunda. , April 14, and
were sponsored by the Junior Ameri
can Legion Auxilliary. A very im
pressive program was rendered by the
children, ranging in ages from four to
hoses were presented to Lenora
Gaves and Cynia Long, War Mothers,
and Mrs. Dooley, a Goid Star Mother,
who made a grateful response.
The President of the Junior Aux
illiary, Miss Louise Gra.% presided
during the ceremony, which impressed
every adult very much. There were
papers, solos and Pantomine rendered
by the tots. Mrs. Fields, 2807 Wirt
Street, was the directress and showed
capable ability in training the children.
The program was as follows, “Un
known Soldier”, read by Dorothy
Biadlc..; “Colored Soldier”, by Betty
Baugh; ‘Why We Wear The Poppy”,
by Frances Alfred; “Memorial Poppy”
by Juanita Kahn; “Solo”, by Rachel
iThis group of ch.ldren have their
own organization and meet weekly.
Celebrates 5th Birthday
Alesta Y. Carey was the recipient
of many beautiful gifts on her fifth
birthday on April 18th. The kiddies
were given candy Easter eggs and
little chickens- Games were played
and enjoyed by all the little guests
Those present were Nadine Hancock,
Barbara Waldron, Betty and Glende
van Baugh, Bertha and Archie May
Young, Estrelda Horton, Curtis Hun
nigan, Earl Hunnigan, Jr, Kenneth
Young and Earl Waldron.
Alesta is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs- J. C- Carey, 2636 Binney Street
Assembly Protests in
New York, April 12.—The Rabbin
ical Assembly of America which rep
resents the conservative Jewish rab
binate, in its “Pronouncement on So
cial Justice”, just publisher, con
demns discrimination and disfranchise
ment in the following language:
“We condemn all discrimination in
employment whether by open or dev
ious methods on the basis of different
iation by national origin, creed or
color. We protest against the political
and social disfranchisement in Amer
ica of the Negro, and the Oriental.”
Elizabeth City, N. C.—A revolt of
Negro prisoners in the Woodville
prison camp near here was reported
last week. Guards shot two and hurl
jd tear gas among the others.
North Carolina is the scene of the
orture camps exposed in recent in
Mr. E. Ridley, professor of Schools
at Topeka, Kansas, and daughter, Ve
nola Ridley, social worker of Kansas
City, visited their brother and uncle
Mr- C- Ridley, 2606 Patrick, who has
been seriously ill at his home.
Mr- Leonard Nowling visited his
aunt, Mrs. C. Ridley, on Easter
Mr- and Mrs. Fred McDaniels, 2620
Bristol, returned last week from a five
weeks’ trip to Los Angeles and Mexico.
Mr- Verne Couch, of Los Angeles,
spent Sunday here with Mr- and Mrs.
The Confirmation of St. Phillip’s
Church will be- held next Sunda;- even
ing at 7:15, with Bishop Sha. ler of
.Mrs. Tillie Jackson, who was order
ed to a local hospital April the 6th,
and has been critically ill, is much im
proved and expected home next Wed
nesday. She is under the care of
Mrs- Grace Smith Jackson, of Cha
nute, Kansas, is visiting her mother,
, Mrs. Viola Wilhite, 2211 Grant Street,
i Other relatives of Mrs- Smith-Jackson
are Richard Wilson, a brother, Mrs.
Irene F. Oliver, aunt, and Mrs. Dora
Blueford, a cousin. Mrs- Jackson
Smith, a talented young lady, is an as
sistant to her cousin, Dr. J. H. Dix
on, who is a physician and Pedic Sur
geon in Chanute, Kansas.
Theodore Bell, Jr., is at home re-'
1 cuperating after a tonsilectomy at
Covenant Hospital on Monday, April
Mrs. Gladvs Councellor-Johnson, of*
Chicago, arrived in Omaha to visit j
with her sister, Miss Helen Councel
lor. who .s very ill at her home, 2530
Mrs Sue Ann Johnson returned to j
Omaha after spending a mon h at
her home in Hannibal, Mo., visiting
her mother and son.
Mr. Williams, of Los Angeles,
Calif, left Omaha Wednesday after
spending a few days with friends.
Mrs. Flunra Cooper, of Monrovia,
Calif., will arrive in Omaha Wed
nesday morning May 1, to spend a
few days as the house guest of Mrs.
Maxie Love, 1620 N 27ih Street
After her sta - here, she will go East
for an extended trip to visit relatives
Mr. E. A Williamson, 2508 Bur
dette, is nrialFUg.s.l zFflot'oRrdlu
dette, is in a local hospital undergo
ing radium treatments for a brok
en arm. Dr. Price Terrell and Dr. j
Schrock, specialist, are in charge of
Seen at The Omaha
Dinner In Honor
For Mme. Evanti
Miss Catherine Williams, Mesdames
Cecilia Jewell, Alyce Wilson, Irene
Morton, Ruth Wheeler, and Rev. J. S.
Williams, Omaha musicians, listening
raptly to Mme Evanti.
Mme- Evanti delaying her dinner
listening intently as our own Irene
Cochran Morton lifted her voice in
Mrs. J. D. Crawford and Mrs.
Luc.'nda Williams greeting Miss Delite
Hollett, former Education Secretary
'of the Omaha Y. W- C- A., and now
General Secretary at St. Joseph,
Michigan accompanied by Mrs E.
M. Sutherland of the Tuesday Music
Mr- C- C. Galloway and Mr. John
Horton, gentlemen of the press.
Mr. and Mrs |J. Harvey Kerns,
Mesdames Robbie Davis, B. Man
chester and Misses Catherine Williams
and Ludi« Bryant breaking out in hi
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larity between talks and music.
Mr- William G- Haynes, blushing,
when an urgent request was sent up
that he sing.
Mr. Henry Black and Sergeant
Bailey enjoying plenty of room with
a huge table to themselves
Rev. J. S. Williams, resplendent ih
the black and stiff white of the ever
appealing formal dress, accompanied
by Mrs- Williams in black lace, fairly
beaming from the speakers’ table
Mrs. Thelma Shipman Unthank,
seated with the Jewells, Grayce Dor
sey and Henry Thomas being greeted
by friends in the oT home town.
Marty ladies charmingly dressed in
beautiful spilng fashions—among
them Mesdames Rose LaCour, Eleanor
Haynes, Ethel Bryant, Carrie Jewell,
G- B. Lennox, Alton Goode.
Miss Palmquist of the V. N. A.
gracefully tipping around in pink lace,
acting as cashier and confessing ex
treme nervousness before-hand.
Mrs. Viola Turner, whispering words
of appreciation as Irene Morton re
turned to her table after singing.
Miss Rachel Taylor, Mistress of
Ceremonies, commanding the atten
tion of diners without pounding on the
table and introducing each speaker
with appropriate witticisms. (How,
well she w'ears that difficult shade )
Miss Helen Gauss, from the Omaha
Social Settlement, herself a very fine
musician, with Rev. and Mrs. S. D.
Rhone from Woodson Center.
Mrs. Helen Buckland marking the
well modulated tone of conversation
during the evening.
Attorney Margaret Fischer and M.
Dean Stevens, Dr. Wiggins, accom
panied by Mrs- Wiggins, professional
Miss Margaret White, Miss Glen
Sleeper, Miss Gladys Schamp, other
representatives of Omaha Social
Mme. Evanti presenting a beautiful
picture as she stood talking to the
group, exquisitely gowned, toying
with a wrist corsage and using the
most beautiful speaking voice, we
think, we’ve ever heard. (She is
pretty, isn’t she?)
URBAN LEAGUE NEWS
By Buddy DeLoach
The first annual a.hletic award
under the direction of Martin ;
Thomas, physical educational, su- -
pervised by Mr. J. Harvey Kerns,
executive secretary of the Urban ]
league center, was a big success,
both in attendance and in pomp.
The hall was beautifully decorat
ed.. Although there were only
reservations made for about a
hundred, those who turnrned out (
were in number of about two i
hundred. Among the celebrities
present the feature guests was the
colorful Negro back of Iowa Uni
versity, Ozzie Simmons, Mr. Wil
liam G. Haynes, George Watson,
J. Maxwell, Dr. Wiggins, Dr.
Gooden, Dr. Single on, Mrs.
Heard, Supervisor Friendship
Community Center, Mr. Keil, Su
pervisor Fonienelle Park Com
munity center, Mr. Britton, one
of ihe officials from the Recrea
tion office in the city office repre
sented Mr.Candles and staff gave
a very impressive talk. His abili
ty as an orator and his power to
sway his audience as well as ihe
appropriately chosen subject of
his delivery was noted and ap
preciated by all. Mr. C. C. Gal
loway, editor of The Omaha Guide
was also present and seemed to
be well pleased and enjoying him
self, as can be seen in the picture
taken of the banquet.
Among those who received
awards were the Ci.y Ping-pong
champions, among the boys. The
gir’s Ping-pong team, under the
coaching and direction of Mrs.
Evelyn Singleton, the winners of
the basketball leagues, and E.hel
Hunter, city champion in the
This is the second large event
that has been sponsored by the
athletic department of the Urban
League, under the direction df
Mar in Thomas, both of which
were very successful, being well
boos.ed and assisted by all mem
bers of the staff.
Although the attendance can
not be given in numbers for all
the Community Centers of Omaha
at this writing, but we are sure
that there was an increase, due
to the fam of the spring vacation.
A program last Wednesday, pre
sented by Miss Edrose Willis, as
sisted by Buddy De Loach, was
a howling success. It was a light
operetta, “The Quest of the Pink
Parasol,” presented by the smal
ler girls of the Community. It
was very cute as well as entertain
ing. Through the courtesy of Mr.
Weiburg, from the Recreational
Department, we were furnished
with some very good entertain
ers who were also on the program,
Dick Winkler, guitar player, was
highly appreciated by the audi
ence. Joe Travis, harmonica play
er, was certainly entertaining in
his unique way. All in all, the
Wednesday program was a big
Saturday afternoon all the
?rade childred of the Community
center were entertained by the
American Legion, in the Commu
lity Center building with an
Easter party, consisting of games,
Easter Egg Hunt, and candy for
The Sarpy kitten ball team defeat
d the Paxton Billiards, 7 to 6 Wed
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