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_PAGE FOUR THE OMAHA GUIDE, SATURDAY, MAY 4th, 1935 ~~~~ .. .. ...." -
Miss Esther Brown, of New York,
National Field Worker of the Wo
man’s Aux liar •, spent a week here
as a guest of Father Holly, 1119 N.
21st Street. She left Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Ellis will cele
brate their thirtieth wedding anniver
cary on May 1, 1935. They were
married in Mexia, Texas, May 1, 1905,
and have lived together for thirty
They have five children, all of whom
reside in Omaha.
Mr. and Mrs. Ellis came to Omaha
in 1917 and have been residents of this
city since then.
This occasion will be celebrated
with relatives and personal friends of
ENTERTAINS FOR COUSIN
Mrs. Ed Blueford, 2864 Binney
Street, entertained for her cousin
Grace Snyth-Jackson, of Chanute,
Kansas, on April 23rd
Mrs. Viola Wilhite, her mother, as
Twenty-two guests enjoyed the so
cial event, and at a late hour they de
parted for their homes.
NATIONAL NEGRO DAY
Dr. G B. Lennox, Attorney Ray
L. Williams and Miss Estella Robert
son were appointed, by Governor
R. L- Cochran, as representa
tives of Nebraska on National Negro
Day at the California Pacific Inter
national Exposition, which will take
place in San Diego, California, on Sat
urday, August 24th, 1935.
The delegates, from all over the
United States, will gather in Balboa
Park, San Diego.
Dr. G. B. Lennox has moved to
23141/& N. 24th Street. The report
last week was incorrect in part.
WEAR A POPPY SATURDAY
May brings the one day of the year
when we ask all America to wear the
flower of remembrance. Remem
brance for those comrades and buddies
who died, and to help lighten the
load of suffering for those who live.
Please don’t forget Saturday, May
4th, National Poppy Day.
Let your pennies be as big as your
American Legion Auxiliary, Roose
velt Post, No. 30.
Mrs. Bertha London, Poppy chair
Mrs. Denver Rich, reporter
THE S N W CLUB
The club met at the home of Mr.
and Mrs- Elmer White, 1527 N. 17th
Street- The club was entertained by
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thomas.
One hour of progressive whist was
played, w.th Mrs- Louise Whidby
winning first prize and Mr. Roy
Whi e winning booby
A delightful luncheon was served
by the host and hostess, and everyone
had a lovely time.
THE PHALANX PINOCHLE CLUB
The club met at the home of Mr.
Bud Green, 1916 N- 25th Street, on
last Tuesday night, April 23rd The
business of the club, having been
efficien ly transacted, the club mem
b.rs began tha r usual inter-clujb
pinochle play. After a vote, during
the business meeting, the club accept
ed the membership applications of j
Doc Manager and John Rice.
Mrs. Rose Overton was a guest and
said that she enjoyed herself immen
Mrs. Billie Hunter will be the host
ess at the next meeting at 1916 N.
Mr. Bud Green won the first prize
and Mr- John Rice, consolation. Mrs.
Mayme Booth has won high praises
for herself as official score keeper..
| She rarely, if ever, makes a mistake
in her tally.
Everyone had lots of fun and are
manifesting real interest in pino
Mrs- Alma Whiting, president.
Mr- C Ralph Watson, reporter.
OMAHA COMMUNITY BIBLE
Last Thursday night we returned
to our regular line of study in Reve
lations, 9th chapter. “The Fifth An
gel Sounded, and I Saw a Star Fall
From Heaven Onto the Earth and to
Him Was Given the Key of the Bot
tomless Pit.” Of course, this is meta
phonic. The star that fell is the
Prince of the Air. The Devil has the
key to all places of hatred, malice,
revenge, and immoral repute. Bot
tomless means the deep-seated evils
in the minds of men. The smoke
represents the wicked influence of a
sinful city, race or nation. The locust
means soldiers, has power as scor
pions . It means that this army was
not to kill but to torture and pillage
It was made very clear that this
vision has been fulfilled. It seems
to have been God’s temporal judg
ment on those wicked men who re
jected Christ and persecuted His
Wo meet Thursday, 8 o’clock, at
2012 N. 27th Street.
Elder W. I. Irving, teacher
Mrs. G- W. Gorum, reporter.
FAIR PLAY CLUB
The Fair Play Club met at the home
of Mrs. Beulah Watts, 27th and
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Blondo Streets. We had a very in
teresting meeting, after which every
one spent a pleasant evening playing
bridge. Mr. and Mrs. Orange Smith
won the first prize, and Mrs Charles
Sims was presented with the booby.
Every one remarked on the lovely
luncheon served by the hostess, Mrs.
Mrs. Evelyn Sims was absent Sat
urday n ght, due to the fact that her
grandfather, Mr. Childs, of Topeka,
Kans, is very ill. Mrs. Sims motored
there with Mr and Mrs- Mosby last
Wednesday. She is expected back
shortly, if Mr. Childs’ condition im
Mrs. Alice Mocre, reporter.
“LADIES OF CATHOLIC CIRCLE”
Ladies of the Catholic Circle met
at the residence of Mrs. Rufus Long,
2628 Binney St. Monday night, April
Before luncheon was served, an in
teresting business session -was held.
A letter from Reverend E. J. Flana
gan, of Father Flanagan’s Bo; s’
home, thanking the members for a
donation of ten dollars sent the boys’
home by the club was read. It fol
Ladies of Catholic Circle
Care Mrs. Fields, President
2807 Wirt Street,
My dear Friends:
May I take this opportunity to ex
press my sincere thanks and appre
i ciation for the very kind gift of
$10.00 which you sent to me a few
This help means more to my boys
than I can express in words, for if
our Hom,e ever needed the kind as
sistance of friends it needs it now.
Wo have been receiving boys at the
rate of one a day since the first of the
year so you can read.ly understand
our great need. Sixteen states have
sent us boys but the majority came
from Nebraska, Iowa, and Kansas
At present we are filled to capacity
and do not have another bed for a
j needy boy. Of course we would not
turn him away, but I can assure you
it W'ould be very difficult to care for
any more at this time.
I am telling you this so you can un
derstand why I say we are so in need,
and appreciate so much your wonder
Thanking you again, with the pray
er that God’s blessing will be with
you and your loved ones during the
years, I remain
Yours most grateful! ■,
Rev. E. (J. Flanagan
As a means of raising funds it wa
decided to hold a carnival in the nca
future, the date of which will be an
i nounced in the Guide later.
Among the nyany members presen*
was Mrs. Magg e Owens, Mrs Mai
Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lelanci
Mrs. Rosalie Metoyer- The next meet
ing will be held at the residence c
Mrs- Jno. Fields, Monda- night, Ma
13th, at 2807 Wirt S'reet.
Mrs. Jno. Fields, President
Harry Leland, Reporter
Mrs. Beatrice Ellington W'as hosless
to the Paramount Eight Saturday
night, April 6th. A delightful buffet
supper was served, and the rest of the
j evening was spent playing bridge and
Mrs. Anna Mae Johnson, President
Mrs. E. Hayden, Reporter
BOY SCOUTS HIKE TO CAMP
Fifteen or more Boy scouts, of
troup 79, went on a hike to Camp Gif
ford on Monday, April 15, at 6 A. M.
The following leaders went: Ed Wig
gins, Willie Chapman and Carlect
Lewis, Assistant Scout Masters- Oth
er scouts were Alphonso Hayden, Jack
Lewis, Frederick Crowley, Walter
Mickleson, Hezeklah Nickleson, Ed
ward Poindexter, |John Bradley, Ken
neth Myers, John Hamilton, Percy
Huston, Theosa Stone, Russell Lewis,
Isaac Carey, Clenton Lloyd, Willie
Butter and David Hawkins.
Alphonso Hayden, Reporter
The Flapperettes gave a social in
honor of the Los Doce Juniors at the
home of Miss Juanita Macey on Mon
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day, April 15. Among those present
were Misses Olive Willis, Juanita
Macey, Mary Ellen Britt, Rachel Cov
ington, Edna Blair, Pearl Winston,
Elizabeth Black, Rowena (Jones, Kath
leen Macey and Fredericka Hall,
Messrs. Harold Biddiex, Jasper Cole,
Robert Myers, Hiram Pittman, John
Taylor, George Sledd, Shuyler Barks
dale, James Donaldson, Byron Wins
ton, Ned Moore, Edwin Riggs, Charles
A lovely time was had by all who
Olive Willis, President
Fredericka Hall, Reporter
THE LADIES’ FRIENDSHIP CLUB
The Ladies’ Friendship club met at
the home of Mrs. Christine Sturde
vant, 2231 Miami. The afternoon
was agreeably spent in playing bridge.
The first bridge prize was won by
Mrs. Caroline Woods, and the booby
went to Mrs. Joan Remaris.
We had one visitor, Mrs. Tenolia
A very tast;< luncheon was served
by the hostess.
The club is sponsoring a balloon
dance to be held at the Masonic Hall
by the members for the public.
The meeting adjourned to meet at
tlv» home of Mrs. Caroline Woods,
Ida Fountaine, President
Minnie Burns, Reporter
PRISCILLA NEEDLE CRAFT CLUB
The Priscilla Needle Craft Club held
its bi-weekly meeting on April 25th,
1935, at the home of their secretary,
Mrs. Bell-Taylor, 2859 Miami Street.
All members, except the president,
Mrs. Willie Green, attended. Mrs.
Green was ill. Mrs. Rafferty presid
A two course luncheon, which was
enjoyed by all, was served by the
The next meeting w 11 be a* the
home of Mrs. Viola Washington, 2701
The club wishes to express its sym
pathy for the president, Mrs. Willie
Green, during her illness.
W Hie Green, President
Viola Washington, Reporter
WE MODERN CLUB
The club met at the home of Mrs.
Mildred Bryant, 2613 Burde te Street,
Monday, April 15th. Mrs. Oneida
Brown became a member of the club
Mrs- Bn.-ant served a delightful
luncheon, which was enjoyed by every
Mrs. Mildred Bryant, President
Mrs. Ida Bryant, Reporter
ST. PHILIPS HOLDS CARNIVAL
The various organ z'atmns of St.
Philips Episcopal Chrr h held a car
mval at St. Benedict’s Chur-h on
Thursday night, April 25th The af
fair was a success both socially and fi
The Wonym’s Auxiliary, The Sisters
of St. Andrew, The Men’s Club, The
Choir Guild, and the Dorcas Society
each had a booth, offering various
commodities. The coffee booth served
coffee in green glass cups, which were
eiven to each one who bought coffee.
Tlmre was a bake sale and a draw
ing for a quilt, which was won by
Mrs. E. W. Pryor- Dancing was one
: of the attractions of the evening.
Everyone seemed to have had an en
THE OCHO CLUB
The club held its regular meeting
on Apr.l 26th at the home of Mrs
Paul King, 2636 Parker Street. All
members were present, and the hos
tess served a lovely repast, after
which five changes of hard bridge
were played. Mrs. Ray Dell Green
won the first prize and Mrs. Bernice
Golden the booby.
The club had as honor guest Mrs.
Rose Overton, formerly of Omaha,
who now resides in Peoria, 111.
The next meeting will be at the
home of Mrs. Green, 1916 N- 25th
Mrs. Billie Hunter, reporter.
URBAN LEAGUE COMMUNITY
By Buddy De Loach
The Community Center’s entire staff
was very busy last week planning
their outdoor summer program.
The fourth speaker of the Lecture
and Discussion Couse on the making
on the making of Good Citizens was
Miss Sarah Shanley, residential work
er of the Christ Child Center. Her
subject—“Home, Parent and Child,”
was very interesting. Her audience
benefited by many of the facts- After
the lecture, the open discussion was
led by Mrs. D. W. Gooden, in which
many other interesting things were
brought out. The next speaker will
be Miss R. Taylor of the North Side
Y. W. C. A.
Friday night was the big monthly
LADIES, ARE YOUR LEGS TOO
Enlarge them with LaVie Massage
Cream, a positive flesh developer that
gives amazing results. 50c and $1-00
in plain wrapper. Mrs. R- PARKS,
2915, 6th Ave. South, Birmingham,
dance for the High School students
Thdy all turned out in their best—
beautiful young girls togged down in
their Easter finery were rivaled by the
well dressed young men. The dance
was well attended and every one en
joyed themselvs, thanks to Miss Ed
rose Willis, who furnished the music.
Thursday night the final contest in
the Dramatic department, was held at
the Florence Community Center. The
contest was between Friendship House
Dramatic Club and the Urban
League’s Exnanon Dramatic Club. Al
though the Friendship Dramatic Club
won. Mr- Britton from the Recreation
al Office, made the statement that the
Emanon Dramatic Club made a vetfy
good showing and was worthy of his
praise. It was a very close decision.
Mr. De Loach, director of the Club,
was hig'ily satisfied with the good
showing. The president, Mr. Hildred
Harve •, expressed his sincere appre
ciation for the good work and support
as well as cooperation by the other
members of the Club.
Mr. John Smith wishes to announce
that the Sewing classes will Continue
through the Summer months.
The Gala Meet at the Fontenelle
Park of the entire group of Centers in
the City was a large success- The
day wras a great affair and enjoyed
by all- Urban League Community !
Center was well represented. The
Athletic Department, under the di
rection of Martin Thomas, was well
handled and furnished plenty of
amusement and excitement. The
Center placed tean^s in the finals of
all three divisions of the Indoor Ball
Contest. Competition started at
9:00 in the morning and was not over
until late in the afternoon- The
groups from the Center were ably
cared for by the members of the staff,
under the supervision of Mrs- Evelyn
Mi-s. Helen McWhorter has been
added to the Staff as Physical Educa
tion Director for girls.
Miss Lu~y Mae Stamps, the office
secretary is kept busy.
BENEFIT SHOW, RTTZ THEATRE
“Lone Cowboy” starr.ng Jackie l
Cooper, will be the feature picture at
a benefit show Saturday morning, \
May 11 h at the Kitz Theatre- A
children’s program, directed by Mrs
Percy Baugh, will be another added i
feature. Tickets are ten cents (10c) I
and are on sale at the Y. W. C. A. j
and aie also in the hands of club
g.rls. The show is being given to
help raise money to send delegates to
the Y - W C A. summer Conferences
for high school girls, and also to help
send girl reserves to the Y. W. C. A.
camp in Omaha. The public is asked
to support the show and help the
North Side Y. W- C- A- in this spec
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE MOVES
Miss Celestine Smith and Mrs. Hat
tie Breckinridge have been added to
the 1st of workers in the 1935 Mem
bership Drive for the North Side “Y”.
Mrs. Vera Graham, member, Member
ship Committee, addressed the Com
mittee of Management and Member
ship Committee at a covered dish
party last Thursday evening. It is
hoped that the desired goal of $60.00
(sixty dollars) may be reached in this
one month’s effort. If you have not
paid your membership fee of one dol
lar per year, we are urging every wo
man of Omaha to give it to a member
of the Comm.ttee of Management or
Membership Committee or else to
leave it at the Y- W- C- A. Cap
tains Z. E. Snowden and C. B.
Wilkes will be glad to talk to you
about any further information.
girl reserve notes
Pearl Winston, Myrtle Thomas,
Mary Green, and Evelyn Beck enjoyed
an overnight trip to Camp Brewster
last week-end. Miss Dorothy Beck,
Freshman club adviser, and Mrs
Alyce Wilson accompanied them
Mme Evanti Presented to “Y” Group
By Vocational Guidance Committee
The Vocational Guidance Committee
of the North Side Y. W. C. A., Miss
Catherine Williams, Chairman, pre- j
sented Mme- Lillian Evanti, inter
nationally known coloratura soprano,
to a group of high school girls and
boys on Tuesday afternoon, April 23rd.
Mme- Evanti talked on “Music as a
Career” and in doing so, related a
number of her own experiences which
proved interesting as well as inspiring. \
SOPHOMORE GIRLS TO GET
TENNIS INSTRUCTIONS :
The Sophomore Girl Reserves will!'
go to Central Y. W. C- A. Wednes- i
day May 1st for lessons in tennis. <
Miss Helen Frichtel, Health Educa- <
tion Secretary, Central Y. W. C. A., :
SHARPS AND FLATS
Holse • Dorsey has filled the vacancy
left by Bill Owens at the J. B. Cav
ern and getting along qu.te nicely,
Word came back to us that Bennie
Moten’s Orchestra poured oil on Earl
Hines’ Orchestra at the Easter Ball
in Kansas City. Oh, yeah? We'll
have to find out about that when they
come here Monday.
The Kansas City Rockets played a
veil/ nice dance here the other week.
Of course, they aren’t as brilliant as
Moten’s Orchestra, since they have
no trombones. Nevertheless, they
have a nice band
We were over to Jessie’s last week,
and it seemed to be quite a family af
fair over there among the musicians,
the husband, wife and brother play
Oh where, oh where is that bass
fiddlo “Skeets” is buying, and where
is that mellow band Ted Adams is go
ing to burst forth with this spring? ?
There’s a certain well-known or
chestra leader around here, whom we
haven’t seen out in public very often.
What’s the matter, Mr. Perkins, are
you retiring from public life or are
you getting exclusive?
Archie Watts is getting prosperous
He has been driving around in a good
looking blue Chevrolet. It’s mighty
Pluke Simmons is staging a come
back on the piano. He has been prac
ticing with the orchestra over to the
Center, and he doesn’t do so badly
Easter Sunday here was cloud/ and
fog-g ; so the usual Easter parade had
to be postponed until some other
Miss Mary Bonner conducted an egg
hunt that will be remembered for a
Mr. and Mrs. Springfield and fam
ily are enjoying the best of health and
We are very glad to have Mr. and
Mrs. C- Johnson with us.
Mr- and Mrs. Jean Addams gave
their baby its first birthday party.
Hew fine and pretty the baby is.
Mr- F. Shelton, our gas-oil man
still carries on.
Seeing and hearing Mrs- Molly Bon
ner fills us with smiles.
Mr. E- Clease, Jr., and family, are
O. K. He is drumming his way just
Mr. J. Fisher and family are doing
It makes us all happy to see Mother :
Isace up and about aga,n.
Miss H. Robbinson is a very active ;
person. We are all for you.
Uncle D. Ross will visit us soon, j
and how glad we shall be to see him
See you again, O W. Cooper.
PRESENTS RACE STORY
IN A PAGEANT AT
(Continued from Page 1)
and bitter tears set to mjusic.
Not only were there presented the
African Jungle chants and the mourn
ful, moving spiritual born of misery,
bondage and oppression, but there
were also the jubilant songs of Free
dom, songs which saw the fulfillment
of the Negro’s long-awaited freedom.
This not only was depiction of music,
but it was also history—history that
was more effective than mere reading
from a book of history. It was thrust
ing one in a very midst of a people’s
experiences and letting one see and
feel other’s experiences with his own
In the episode depicting slavery, the
lights were turned on while the great
Lincoln High School chorus sang, “I
Couldn’t Hear Nobody Pray”. The i
crowd saw the two Simon Legrees,
cruel and with lash in hand, beat un
mercifully men, women and children
as they cringed here and there, beg
ging, pleading for mercy in vain.
Then followed the Emancipation by
Abraham Lincoln, benevolent of heart
and possessing nobility of soul, who
with outstretched arms made citizens
out of countless slaves, slaves whose
children and grandchildren today are
still the same grateful race of their
Then the next episode—one of mod
em music—portrayed the inherent
exuberant sp.rit of a people who can
drink as deeply of the joys of life as
they have of the sorrows”. The over
powering and fascinating rhythm and
life of their music was demonstrated
in the singing, particularly in Gill
Marion Cook’s “Swing Along”. Will
Marion Cook is a brother of H. O.
Cook, present principal of Lincoln
In the fifth episode, the Negro’s
deep religion despite his seeming
light-heartedness was protrayed in a
song, “De Lawd Dat Lives on High”
by J. Hartwell Cook, son of H. O.
Cook, Lincoln’s Principal. In the
Grand Finale—'Hope—1935—there was
a choral accompaniment, Hats Off to
Lincoln High’’, by J. Hartwell Cook..
Games and stunt exhibitions pre
ceeded the pageant. Demonstrations
were made by the physical education
department, the dancing and mil.tary
groups. The military dr.ll was aided
by the Boy Scout Drum and Bugle
Corps, the demonstrations having been
made with startling exactment. Un
questionably, the crowning demonstra
tion of the pre-pageant demonstration
was the presentation of the Finnish
Folkdance in the “Blue Danube” waltz
by 210 upper class girls, who danced
with an ease, poise and precision
which transcend verbal depiction.
They were very fittingly att-red.
Thunderous applause went up from all
sections of the mammoth Convention
Hall at the conclusion of the “Blue
Danube” waltz. The tap dance was
also applauded much.
This program was the Ninth Annual
Musical and Physical Exhibition by
the Lincoln High School
■ (For The Literary Service Bureau)
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with Her Would Be Taking a Long
Chance—Would Be a Question of
Prime and Dotage—Better Get One
Nearer Your Own Age, Old Lover.
(For advice, write to Maxie Miller,
care of Literary Service Bureau, 516
Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kans.
For personal reply send self-addressed,
Maxie Miller:—I am a man sixty
years old and I’m in love with a wo
man just thirty. Do you think she is
too young for me ? She knows my age
and still says she wants to marry me
I can take good care of her. I was
good to my wife that died and I think
I can make this woman happy. What
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Old Lover:—To enter into marriage
under the circumstances mentioned is
to take a long chance. It comes to
gambling with destiny. When this
woman is forty and in her prims you
will be sevenlly and doubtless in your
dotage. Under such circumstances
men generally are jealous and un
reasonable, and the woman may be
careless or stubborn; and your peace
is gone- Better take one nearer to
your own age-—Maxie Miller.
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