The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, May 11, 1935, Page TWO, Image 2

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    N. A. A. C. P. Launches
Nationwide Drive to
Force Early Vote
(Continue! from Page 1)
measure in the Senate. “Every or
ganization, every church every in
dividua’ who really wants lynch
ing s opped should rush to the
N. A. A. C. P. as large a contri
bution as possible as quickly as
possible,” ne urged. “The next
step in the fight may have to be
taken almost any day now. The
N. A. A. C. P. faces this next step
wi h a big deficit which it incur
red. Brilliant and successful as
the fight was. it was crippled by
aTmost complete lack of funds for
telegrams at crucial s ages of the
fight, stenographic service, tele
phone calls and the like.”
The N. A. A. C. P. is planning
a series of nation-wide meetings
in cooperation with interested or
ganiza ion in protest against the
filibuster and in demand that the
bill be passed. Those wishing to
sponsor meetings are being asked
to write the N. A. A. C. P. 69 5th
Ave., New York, N. Y.
“We are asking friends of the
bi 1 to dehige the President with
a^ ava'rnche of pro ests for net
speaking out in faror of the bill,”
Mr. White announced, “and to
write their senators insisting that
it be passed before Congress ad
journs: 500 000 protests should
pour into Washington within a
How Senators Voted
The following senators voted
AGAINST adjournment; for the
bill, on a’l four votes: Austin,
Bu'kley. Burke, Capper, Cope
land, CVis igan, Ponahev, Gibson,
Hale, MeCarran,. McNarv. Minton,
Neeley. Nve. Schall. S' hwellen
bach,* Steiwer. Vandenburg, Van
Nuvs and White.
In the final vote May 1 the fol
lowing senators voted AGAINST
adjournment; for the bill, Austin,
Barbour, Bulkjey, Btirke, Cap
per, Carey, Copeland, Costigan,
Piekinson, Ponahey, Gibson, Guf
fey, Hale, Has ings. Johnson,
Keyes, LaFollette, MeCarran. Mc
Nary, Minton. Neeley. Nye, Schall,
Schwellenbaeh, Steiwer, Town
send, Tydings, Vandenberg Van
Nuvs, Wagner, Walsh and White.
Senator Wagner, while not vot
ing each ime, was absent and was
paired always against adjourn
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In the final vote May 1 the fol
lowing senators voted FOR*
, against .he bill: Adams. Ashurst,
Bachman. Bailey, Bankhead,
Barkley, Bilbo, Black, Borah,
Brown, Bulow, Byrd, Byrnes,
Caraway, Clark. Connal’y, C'ouz
ens, Dieterich. Huffy, F etcher,
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Night Ball at N. S. S.
A. Park.
Marty Thomas presents “The
At last our community has a
ball park and an eight thousand
dollar one at that, and lighted.
No longer need lovers of baseball
swelter under the boiling sun and
blistering dirt laden winds as
they cheer for .heir favorite speed
pitchers and home run hitters.
For the unheard of price of one
, thin, or a dimer, Nebraska’s fast
est teams may be seen in action,
and it is within pleasant walking
Derby’s Feature
The Bee-News, sponsors of the
Nebraska Soft Ball, “and it’s not
soft by any means,” association,
is featuring the Derbys, better
known as Tuxedoes, on Saturday
nights in games packed wi h
strike outs, long hits and thrilling
base runs. The team, composed of
the best colored ball players, left
j baseball four years ago, and since
I have built an enviable State Cham
pionship ; ’32 and ’33, and last
I year beat Bamsdall’s Worlds’
i Fair Soft Ball Champs in the play
off for the Iowa Championship
10 to 4.
“Deac” Frampion ,captain,
leads a g’ittering array of dia
mond stars headed by Adolph
“Mouse” Bolden, at short; “Smil
ing” Charley Crump, Nebraska’s
most finished pitcher; “Herbie”
Peak, the speed ball king; James
“Rufus” Smith, the ‘get-in-it
here’ batter, at second; Henerv
“Junior” Grayson, the bullet arm
third-baseman, and an outfie'd of
ball hawks, such as James “Cope”
Hunter. “Wheeling” Wheeler,
John “Little John” Harvey, and
the incomparable short center and
hard hitting Lawrence “Lit.le
Larry” Stewart.
Come out Sautrday nights and
be really entertained. Nowhere
can you get sruch fun. The Derbys
combine sparkling p’ay with a
clowing act th$t includes a dice
game at second, vocal numbers
by the center quartette and
“Mouse” Bo’den, clad in frock
coat and tall silk hat, gives a
sc*.non that will rock you into
gales of laughter. Come out
Saturdav night an see for your
self. First game, 7:3Q. Main
game, 9 o’clock.
Three Ball Leagues at
Urban Center
Fast Games Feature Play
The Urban League C>~tter, 2213
Lake formerly “Mid-City” an
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ues for the coming outdoor sea
son. Mondays and Fridays the
Senior League Men, 18 and above
are featured by a four cornered
fight between the league leading
Derbys, Merchants, Globe Trot
ters and Lakes. Tuesday and
Thursday games in the High
school league are featured by the
tight race with the Junior Globe
Trotters leading, Merchants and
without long delay or needless expense
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In Defense of a Mother
By William Pickens
WE could just as well call this contribution
“A Defense of Poor Mothers,” for it is the essen
tial story of millions of poor mothers of every land
and race, past, present and future.
I am influenced to write this word when I re
flect on the thousands of introductions which I
have had as a public speaker.
The most unpleasant experiences of well-known
public speakers are these introductions. Often while
listening to them, I say to myself: “Well, if any
speaker can counteract the effects and survive the
handicaps of an introduction like that, he will prove
his talent and skill.” In the first place, the intro
ducers, as a rule, have very little respect for the
exact truth; they will offer any polite; sometimes
impolite, exaggeration or prevarication to fill in the
vacancy. The veteran speaker gets to the place
place where he ceases to make corrections or to
tone down evaggerations, but just le.s it go at
that, except when common decency makes it nec
essary for him to disclaim some immodest state
ment concerning his achievements, and abilities.
This have I often sat and heard the eloquent
person who was presenting me say things which, by
their necessary implications, were slander and a
false report on the worth and character of ,he little
brown mo.her whose image is always called up be
fore me when I hear these naive and thoughtless
insinua.ions against her. The situation is s« per
sonal that it would seem very rude to correct the
falsehood and challenge the unintentional slander
right there on the platform, and so I am doing ii in
this more impersonal and less insidious manner
through the written word; in justice to my own
mother and for thousands of o.her mothers of all
colors, who happen to be poor. Many times have I
risen to speak, filled wi.h temptation to cha lenge
the slander on the spot, but wavered be.ween loyal
ty to the memory of a dead mother and polite kind
ness to .he living sensitive person who had just
spoken and introduced me. His mo.ives were clean
enough; he meant firs,, of all to exhibit his own
eloquence and secondly to add to my praises, when, saying many things more or less about my
more recent life and work, he had proceeded: "And
yet, a few years ago, this man was a lntle ragged,
un-cared-for boy, living in a small cabin, with dirt
and squaior and hunger,” . . . and so on and so
And there si. I, son of a poor mother long since
dead, and allow her to be publicly and
slandered like that, . . .in order not to hurt the
vani.y of some living, breathing person. Now, how
is this speaker’s partly honest mistake made?
Whence came his naive assumption? Nowhere in the
sotry of my life is there record of facts justifying
these conclusions. The error comes from this; that
these people all assume that poverty must be nec
essarily ragged and dirty. But I always recall how
my little brown mother, when she saw the rhildren
of some slovenly neighbors, whose condition might
justify the rhetoric of these introductory orators,
would say that as she had “fingers and eyes’’ and
could get “needle and thread and water and soap,”
there would be no rags and dirt on her children or
in her house. Her oft repeated words were: “I
would sew and scrub my fingers to the bone before
ever I would suffer my children to go like that.” In
her gospel, raggedness was a sin, but patches were
respectable; and poveny was “no excuse for dirt
as long as water is free.” She had eight living
children. Their clothes were cheap and scant, but
both raiment an body were as clean as a hound’s
tooth. The garments were often decorated with
mending patches. “I will slave ’till my back is
broken before ever a child of mine shall go
hungry.” My moiher died when I was thirteen years
of age, and the only times when I remember being
allowed to suffer hunger and the lack of food have
been since I was thirteen years old: and often fol
lowing these great mee.ings where somebody so
brilliantly and flatteringly introduced me to the
Therefore must I modestly disclaim the credit of
rising from unkept poverty and dirt to being a man
who likes physical c.eanliness and order in life and
work. I am a “sanitary crank” because my moth
er’s example taught me that poverty and cleanli
ness are not absolute contradictories. My college
mates have often humorously recalled that my books
always s.ood in such constant order on table or
shelf that I could reach for any one of them in the
dark, and that at night my discarded garments were
never laid on the floor or hung in confusion. A
hole in the unseen sections of a sock is intolerable,
and a rip or rent or a missing button from an in
visible undergarment shouts for immediate repairs.
W hether these qualities be commendable or not,
I deserve no individual credit or blame for them,
tor I have not acquired .hem, as the generous speak
ers of.en imply, “in spite of the early surroundings
anu conditions” of my die, but exactly BECAUSE
And now, on this “Mother’s Day” and on all
other days I do pray and trust that the Little
Brown Mother of long ago will forgive her renegade
son »uu sa siiu sn many times while men praised
him undeserved y and slandered her so unjustly.
Beau Brummels, Iv’s Chats and
Trinity following in a tight stub
born ba.tle. Wednesday and
Siars desperately defending a
Start desperately defending a
slim lead over the Trojans, Bil
iifcens, Demons and Lake Mid
gets. Sa tirday night ’s league
iearns feature a four hour round
of entertainment at the New N.
S. S. A. Ball park a. 30 and Wirt.
Marty, Director of Athletics.
(Continued from Page 1)
eral Council of Churches in New
York City. He is to conduct dis
cussions centering about the ‘ ‘ Re
sponsibility of the Churches and
Religious Leaders in Local Areas
of Social Conflict.” Forrester B.
Washington, a member of the ex
ecutive committee of ihe National
Conference and director of the
Atlanta School of Social Work,
also is scheduled to participate.
Included in the list of National
Conference committee members
whose task during the past sev
eral months has been to select
spenkers and subjects for the
Montreal meeting are:
T. Arnold Hill, acting executive
secretary and director of the In
dustrial Relations Department of
the National Urban League;
Bishop Robert E. Jones, resident
bishop of the Methodist Episco
pal Church at New Orleans;
Frankie Adams, instructor in
group work at the Atlanta School
of Social Work; Lieut. Laurence
A. Oxley, chief o'f the Division of
Negro Labor of the United States
Department of Labor Washing
ton, and Eugene Kinkle Jones,
executive secretary of the Na
tional Urban League.
Elsie M. Mountain, general
secretary of the Paseo Branch of
the Young Women’s Christian As
sociation in Kansas City, Mo., has
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been nominated as a member of
the Xa iona! Conference of Social
Work's on Community
Organiza ions for 1935-36. Elec
tions will be held during .he
luom real meeting.
In i.s sessions this year, the Na
tional Conference is emphasizing
a subjec now receiving Federal
legila ive attention; s-. cia securi
ty, according to Miss Lenroot.
Fifty-two associate social groups
and the Canadian Conference of
Social Work are partieipa nig
with the National Conference in
the Montreal meeting.
Loses Four Good
American Greenbacks
Tuesday a man, on h!s round of
placing orders for job printing and
mailing important letters, eating
beakfast and getting his morning ci
gar, missed an envelope in which he
bad placed four good American green
backs for safekeeping about 2 P. M.
He became frantic and searched all
his pockets. However, in searching,
he failed to find the said greenbacks
Then business really picked up
Although he was about 50, his limbs
began to move as though he were
about 15. With haste he backtracked
over all his stopping places- He came
into the Guide office, where he had
placed some job printing for the Elks’
Oratorical Contest. He enquired if
any one had seen the envelope in which
the money had been placed. After
quite a rush search among papers on
! the desk, at which he had sat, he
hastened out the door for the next
stopping place. When all hope had
been exhausted, he stopped in the
Post Office at 24th and Ohio Streets,
and the postmaster handed him the
envelope in which the said four green
backs rested.
Rev. McIntyre was the finder of the
envelope and had turned it over to the
Mr. M. L. Harris, 2219 Ohio Street,
the loser and finder, expressed his ap
preciation to the Postmaster and
when seen last, was looking for Rev.
McIntyre. Mr. Harris says it pays
to live right, and the Lord will take
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Coronation Ball, sponsored by the
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Dancing will follow to the music of
the S/nco Hi-Hatters.
School Conditions in
Harlem Overcrowding
New ^ oi k. —CNA—Overcrowd
ing in Harlem schools is so seri
ous that even James Marshall,
white. Fusion member of the
Board of Education here admit
ted that it was “hampering their;
Commissioner Marshall, after!
visiting eight schools in Harlem,1
stated, “I found too many schools
on double sessions and too much
overcrowding. These conditions
make ins ruction and discipline
School conditions in Harlem, as
revealed by William Burroughs,
former New York City school
teacher and member of the
League of Struggle for Negro
Rights, and other witnesses be
fore the Mayor’s Committee in
vestigating Harlem conditions,
are worse than in any other part
of the city. Most of the schools
are old, dilapidated fire traps
which are dangerous to the health
of the children.
Pennsylvania Railroad
Jim-Crows Negro
Dining Car Patrons
New York,—CNA—The Penn
sylvania Railroad system has a
-deliberate and official Jim Crow
policy against Negro dining car
This fact was revealed last
Monday night as a meeting of the
Dining Car Employes Union, Lo
cal 370.
Woman Jim Crowed
A dining car waiter and mem
ber of the union who had just fi
nished his run from Washington
to New York related the follow
ing incident at the union meeting:
A Negro woman who occupied
section No. 7 in Pullman car No.
540 entered the dining car dur
ing rush hour. She sat at a table
at which one seat was empty and
at which a white man was eating.
The whi.e man got up instantly
and refused to pay his check.
A Mr. Smith, white steward of
the diner No. 7964, profusely
apologized to the Negro hating;
white man and explained to him j
that it was the policy of the rail-1
road never to seat Negroes and
whites at the same tab'e. Neither!
the steward nor any other com- j
pany represen ative made an ef
fort to collect the white man’s,
food bill.
Members of the union bitterly
denounced he company’s Jim
Crow policy and several declared
they would protest to the com
Hughes Writes Brilliant
Negro Intellectuals
New York —CNA—Langston
Hughes, noted poet and president
of the League of Straggle for Ne
gro Rights, contributes a story to
the latest issues of The Anvil, a
magazine of proletarian literature.
The story, entitled “Dr. Brown’s
Decision,” is a scathing satire up
on “Uncle Tom” Negro intellec
tuals. It concerns a Negro pro
fessor who appeals to millionaire
white philanthropists for funds
so that he may establish a Jim
Crow college where Negroes will
be educated and patronized as
“equals.” The professor at the
same time hopes for a fat salary
that will enable him to go to Paris
where he will forget he is a Ne
Langston Hughes recently re
ceived a Guggenheim fellowship
to enable him to do special work
in literature.
Negro and White
Workers Force Bill
For the Unemployed
Austin, Tex., —CNA—Negro
and white delega ions of the State
Federation of Workers and Un
employed Organizations met here
in a conference and drafted re
lief demands which were present
ed to the legislature by Spokes
man O’Connor w'hite, of San An
The chief demand was for the
introduction and passage of a bill
providing for the establishment of
unemployment, old age and social
insurance, the bill :o be known as
‘‘The Texas Workers and Farm
ers Unemployment, Old Age and
Social Insurance Ac!” Spokes
man O’Connor, as a result of the
mass demand for adequate unem
ployment relief, presented the
draft, which is a revision of the
Lundeen bill and declared: “The
element of hunger stalks in the
midst of us. The president has
brought the attention of the en
tire country to ;he need for some
sort of social security.”
No Discrimination
In addition, he presented im
mediate relief demand adopted at
he conference, requesting that
these demands become effective
pending the ac ion on the workers
bill. They are as follows: That
all relief clients shall be paid not
less than a minimum of $50 per
mon. h and that the maximum
work week shall not exceed 30
hours; that all clients on work re
!ief projects shall be paid not less
than 50 cents per hour for non.
skilled labor and that skilled
laobr be paid the prevailing union
sca’e; we demand that human
nee* shall constitute the basis of
relief, and that there be no dis
crimination against Negroes,
Mexicans, aliens or non-residents;
that the right of all unemployed
workers be recognized, to set le
their grievances through collective
bargaining by representatives of
their own choosing; that, pending
the enactment of the former de
mands into law, there sha'l be an
immediate res oration of all relief
cuts up to the level of February
One legislator objected vehem
ently to the presen: ation of these
issues as “demands,” declaring to
Spokesman O’Connor; “You
haven’t any right to demand any
thing of the government. You are
merely to entreaty or petition.”
O’Connor’s reply to this was:
1 ‘ VVe come here as honos worh
ers. If we sometimes violate a
fine point of order, please forgive
us. ’ ’
He dramatically pointed out
how the unemployed of Texas are
starving through no fault of their
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