The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, June 01, 1935, Image 1

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Walter Rhodes Wins In The Missouri Valley Track Meet
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Jesse Owens Breaks Three World’s Records
Smashed Broad Jump,
Yard Dash and Low
Hurdles Records
Jesse Owens, Ohio state miracle
gave one of the most spectacular
performances ever to be staged
on track and field, when he
smashed three worlds’ records,
and equaled a fourth, to rule com
pletely the 35th annual Western
conference meet. Owens climaxed
his great afternoon’s performance
with a leap of 26 feet 8 1-2 in i
ches. in the broad jump. Noth
ing short of a miradous feat.
After the jump, he raced to
world's record smashing triumph,
in the 220 yard dash and the 220
yard low hurdles, running along
comparatively speaking, alone
after the first few strides. Owens
came through with flying colors,
chalking up more points for Ohio
state, and more laurels behind
his name.
The whole world is anticipating
a thrilling and spectacular event
wen Owens and Metcalf, Mar
quet.e dusky sensation, tie up on
July 4th at Lincoln, May the best
man win.
Its Maker and His Mother
Owens spent Sunday in Cleve- is. telling her of his triumphs,
jind with his mother. Here he -
Hall Appointed
In Census Bureau
For the first time in the history of'
the Bureau of the Census of the Unit
ed States Department of Commerce a
Negro civil service “Career man” has
been promoted to a position of re
sponsibility, one that carries with it
full authority to disseminate all avail
able satistical data relating to the Ne
gro population, and to sign official j
Charles E. Hall a native and a citi
zen of Illinois has been an employee
of the Bureau for thirty-five years and
it was in recognition of his long and
efficient service that the Secretary
of Commerce, Daniel C- Roper, and
the Director of the Census. William
L. Austin, recently appointed Mr.
Hall whom they have personally
known for many years to the newly j
created position, “Specialist in Negro |
Statistics”. Particularly gratifying I
is this appointment to the members ’
of the Advisory Committee on Negro
Affairs whose endorsement, activity
and interest in this promotion was a
worthwhile asset to Mr. Hall who has
cheerfully cooperated with the Com
mittee and also with the New Deal
Emergency acts.
During recent months Mr. Hall has
been compiling for the Bureau, a re
port on the progress of the Negro race
in continental United States from the
statistics of the general censuses of
1920 and 1930 and from subsequent
annual reports. The copy for this
report “Negroes in the United States:
1920-1932” is now in the Government
Printing Office and the volume will be
available for distribution sometime
soon. It covers twenty chapters and
is supplementary to the volume “Ne
gro Population in the United States,
1790 to 1915”, issued by the Bureau
of the Census in 1918. These two
volumes cover a period of 142 years
and contain all of the most important
statistical date relating to the Negro
race since the first Unied States Cen
sus taken 1790. They are of great
value to educators, public officials,
and those who are interested in the
study of racial groups of our country ■
The earlier issue, however, has been
completely exhausted and there are no
copies for free distribution or for sale.
DePriest’s Son Divorced
Chicago, May 30 (ANP)—Oscar
Stanton Depriest and his wife are di
vorced. The youthful Mrs. Depriest
won a decree at Urbana, O., last week
on a charge of extreme cruelty. The
couple have a young son, Oscar. They
were married at Urbana, 0-, June.
1927. For a time both Mr- and Mrs.
Depriest were students at Howard
University, living in Washington with
the ex-congressman and his wife, whc
are parents of young Depriest.
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Nashville Students
Form Safety Council
By Herman J. D. Carter
Nashville, Tenn., May 30.—AN
F—Continuance through the sum
mer of safety activities of Nash
ville Negro school pupils was as
sured by the formation Friday of
a city federation of Junior Safety
Frank W. Ziegler, chamber of
Commerce Safety director, ad
dressed the organization meeting
and offered suggestions for car
rying on safety work.
The following officers were
elected for one year: O. T. Green.
- Washington Junior high school,
president, George Couer Carter
School. vice-president; Ruby
Yates. Washington Junior High,
| Secretary: James White, Carter
School, treasurer.
Mrs. E. C. Woodson, coach of
the junior council at Lawrence
j school, called the organization
meeting and she with Professor
F. B. Shockley. H. L. Martin and
j W. T. Frierson, will serve on a
j council advisory committee of
teachers. Main’ Conley, Napier
school, was appointed member
ship chairman and Christine Ad
kinson of Washington Junior, was
named publicity ehairman.
Instructor Receives
Teaching Certificate
Miss Lena Paul, well-known
dressmaker and former business
woman, received a teaching certi
ficate with the right to teach in
the Omaha Public School Voca
tional Department. The certifi
cate is granted by the Examining
Committee of the Board of Edu
cation and came as a surprise to
Miss Paul.
Miss Paul began teaching sew
ing classes in 1933 and has de
veloped a large schedule of class
es throughout the city. Sixty-nine
enrolled in classes at the North
Side Y. W. C. A. In addition, she
has carried on classes at the St.
Benedict's Church and at the
Urban League Community Center.
The certificate is signed by the
Examining committee: Belle
Ryan, E. Masters, J. R. Hawke,
Leon 0. Smith, chairman. Oma
ha is proud of this achievement.
Joint Committee to
Probe Case of Beating
of Colored Farmer
Washington, D. C. May 30—
AXP—John P. Davis, executive
secretary of the Joint Committee
on National Recovery, following
his recent trip into the South
: land, has announced that he will
push to conclusion an effort to
bring action from the Department
of Agriculture in the case of John
Vance of Panola county. Mississi
pi, a colored farmer, who was
beaten and kicked by a govern
ment agent.
Vance was the owner of a 40
acre farm, subject to a mortgage
relief through United States au
, thorities. he found that the real
' reason was hat his mortgage hold
er wanted to foreclose on the
valuable property. He secured
for his son a tract of land for
sharecropping, promising to pay
a bale of cotton as rental. The
land produced only 424 pounds of
cotton and Vance offered to make
up the 76 pounds difference des
pite the fact that his son was the
renter. The landlord insisted that
Vance pay the cost of the tags on
the eotton. When Vance refused,
the land owner had ;he parity
' checks held up for the land rent
ed by him and for the acreage re-!
duced on Vance’s own property.
| Vance wrote to Washington. Of
ficials sent a copy of his letter to !
the County Farm Extension agent.
When Vance went to the latter's
office, he was beaten over the
head and face and kicked in the
groin, it was alleged, by the Gov
ernment Agent, when he sought
to inquire about his checks.
Oklahoma Legion
Sponsors Contest
Boley, Okia., May 30 (By R. C.
Patton for ANP)—On May 3 the first
Annual State-wide Oratorical Con- ;
test in Oklahoma Negro High Schools
will be held. This year’s subject will
be “James Madison and the Constitu
tion”. Next year some subject deal
ing with Negro history may be used.
This year’s contest will be partici
pated in by some of the best high j
schools of the state of Oklahoma- !
Entrants coming from Oklahoma City,
Tulsa, Okmulgee, Boley, Wewoka;
ifcAlester, Holdenville, Chandler,
Muskogee, Taft D B. & 0., Ft. ,
Gibson and others.
The contest is made possible
through the Oklahoma Department of
the American Legion of which Lanson
D. Mitchell of Holdenville is State
Americanism Chairman. The spon
sor and host to the 1935 event will be
the famous Boley Post of which Henry
O- Mariott is the Commander. Three
medals will be awarded the three
highest contestants.
High Masons to
Hold Meeting
Philadelphia, Pa., May 30 (ANP)—
The Fifty-fourth Annual and 18th j
Triennial meeting of the United Su
preme Council, Ancient and Accepted
Scottish Rite of Freemasonry (Prince
Hall Affiliation) Northern Jurisdic
tion will be in session in the Cathedral!
on Fitzwater and Mole Streets here
May 12th and 13th, 1935. An attend
ance of thirty-third degree Masons |
from all parts of the Jurisdiction is
The officers are to be elected for
the triennial and other important
business transacted for the organiza
tion. The session has been cut from
three days to two days.
On Sunday, May 12th the Annual
Memorial Exercises for Scottish Rite
Masons who have died during the past
[ year will be held in the Senate Cham
1 ber of the Cathedral
Fraternity Members in
Regional Confab
Indianapolis, May 30, (ANP)—Kap
pa Alpha Psi fraternity members re
siding in the North Central Province
went to Urbana, Illinois, May 11 and
12th for their annual Provincial Con
; clave with Beta chapter, University of
Illinois as the host. Julius L- Mor
gan. Provincial Polemarch presided
over the conference.
Chapters represented were: Alpha,
Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind.;
Beta, University of Illinois, Urbana.
Ill-; Theta, Northwestern University,
Evansrton, 111.; Iota, University of
Chicago, Chicago, 111.; Chicago Alum
ni chapter, Nu, Butler University, In
dianapolis, Ind.; Alpha Zeta, Indiana
State Teachers college, Terre Haute,
Ind.; Indianapolis Alumni chapter;
Alpha Rho, Lewis Institute, Chicago,
111., and St- Louis Alumni.
Elected President
Dillard University
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Dillard University Professor of
S. Randolph Edmonds has been
appointed Professor of Dramatics
for the new Dillard University
which will open in New Orleans
in September.
Mr. Edmonds is regarded as the
founder of the little theatre move
ment in Negro colleges, having
founded the Negro Intercollegiate
Dramatic Association several
years ago while he was Professor
of English at Morgan college. He
is the author of several plays of
Negro life.
North Carolina
Physician Passes
Durham, N. C.May 30 (ANP)—
Dr. Charles H. Shepard, one of North
Carolina’s most noted physicians and
surgeons, died here May 16, from cere
bral hemorrhage. Dr. Shepard who
was a brother of Dr. James E Shep
ard, president of North Carolina Col
lege for Negroes, had served as super
intendent of Lincoln Hospital here
from 1923 until January 1st of this
year It was under his leadership
that- Lincoln Hospital was expanded
until it was one of the most important
medical institutions for Negroes in the
entire south. The Duke Foundation,
which controls the vast sum left for
philanthropy by the tobacco magnate's
supported the hospital in large meas
ure. Recently a white advisory staff
has been added.
Dr. Shepard was active in civic and
religious enterprises in Durham. At
his death he was a member and trus
tee of White Rock Baptist Church and
a member of the board of trustees of
the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. He
was born Nov. 18, 1878 and had been
practicing nearly 35 years- He
leaves a widow, Mrs. Mary Adams
Shepard, a daughter, Miss Dorothy M.
Shepard a mother, five sisters and a
brother, Dr. James E. Shepard. The
funeral was conducted from the church
of which he was a devoted member,
by Rev. Miles Mark Fisher his pas
tor, assisted by the various ministers
of the city
Green Reelected by
Louisiana Pythians
New Orleans, La . May 30 (ANP)—
S. W. Green, re-elected Grand Chan
cellor of the Grand Lodge K. of P. of
Louisiana is pushing a drive for new
and re-instated members. The Grand
Lodge in its recent session adopted a
resolution beneficial to the endow
ment department as suggested by the
attorneys G- Seth Guion and Loys
Charbonett, representing the Order
National Baptist to
Hold Sunday School
Congress in June
Dayton, Ohio, May 30 (By J. A.
| Green for ANP)—The citizens of Day
ton, Ohio, are lining up as a unit be
hind Rev. E. C. Estelle, Pastor of
Tabernacle Baptist church, in making
preparations for the entertainment of
the thousands of representatives of
the Baptist church in June. The oc
casion will be the meeting of the Na
| tional Baptist Sunday School Congress
which will convene in Dayton, June
18 to 23 inclusive. The General Com
mittee, consisting of pastors and rep
resentatives of all of the Baptist
churches in the Miami Valley, is work
ing day and night to see to it that the
Congress delegates will get a troe
sample of Dayton hospitality. Rev.
J. C. Crable, pastor of Mt. Pisgah
Baptist church is training a chorus
of 500 voices for the congress sessions.
The several social welfare organiza
tions are cooperating with the gener
al committee It is expected that at
least 2000 delegates will attend the
Fifteenth Annual
Session of Insurance
Men Concluded
Durham. N. C., May 30.—-ANP
—The fifteenth annual session of
the National Negro Insurance As
sociation was brought to a suc
cessful conclusion here May 24
with a large attendance of dele
gates from all parts of the coun
try. The sessions were held from
May 22 to 24 in the Royal Knights
of King David building at 809
Fayetteville Street.
The North Carolina Mutual Lite
Insurance Company was host.
Such problems as promotion of
Uniform Agency contracts among
member companies of the associa
tion; promotion of a National Ne
gro Insurance Week, practical
selling methods; effective ways of
conserving our business and other
topics were discussed ably by the
With the outgoing president,
George W. Cox, presiding, the ses
sion got under way Wednesday
and the annual report of the
treasurer, John A. Blume, and
that of the secretary, W. Ellis
Stewart were received. President
Cox delivered his annual address
which was one of the highlights
of the affair.
A public meeting was held
Wednesday night at White Rock
Baptist church.
Durham, is always highly hos
pitable, left no stone unturned to
make the visiting delegates stay
sociallv pleasant.
More than 600 guests attended
St. Philip’s annual Coronation.
IMr. G. W. Watson, who well de
served the honor, was crowned
Iking. Miss Edrose Willis, who is
loved by every Omahan, was
crowned queen.
The committee in charge of this
! affair should be congratulated for
their success.
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Popular Young Baseball
Star Fatally Burned
Bums Fatal to
Johnnie Lowe
St. John’s A. M. E. church was
filled to its capacity, when the
funeral of Johp A. Lowe, was held
on Monday May 27th. Johnnie
Lowe, 24 was fatally burned Fri
day May 24th, when some varnish
j remover exp'oded in the kitchen
of Mrs. Smith’s home, 2211 Ohio
Street, last Friday. Miss Clara
Jones was also severely burned.
After his clothing became
ignited. Johnnie ran out into the
yard screaming, and attracted the
attention of two neighbors, E. B.
Cook and Mrs. M. F. Jackson,
who rolled him in a rug to ex
tinguish the flames. Johnnie was
taken to tbe Lord Lister‘Hospital
in a very critical condition, and
died a few. hours later. Johnnie
was a baseball pitcher for the
U. P. and Cudahy Rex ball team.
Johnnie was bom in Omaha, on
October 30th 1910. He leaves a
mother, father. Mr. and Mrs. J.
White and many friends.
The body was taken to the J.
D. Lewis mortuary and interment
was in Forest Lawn Memorial
Miss Clara Jones suffered
bums about the back and is re
ported in a serious condition.
Fatality Caused by
Setting her own clothing afire
while playing with matches, Betty
Jean Smith, 4 was fatally burn
ed about 6:30 p. m. Friday.
Her grand-father, J. M. Frith,
1923 Paul Street, stripped the
flaming garments from the child,
and she was rushed to the Lord
Lister hospital, where she died
Monday morning. She was badly
burned about the chest and stom
ach, and had inhaled the flames.
The body was taken to Myers’
Funeral Home and the funeral
was held Wednesday afternoon at
2 p. m. in the chapeL * Burial was
in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Atlantic City, N. J. May 30.—
Bearing credentials from Mayor
Harry Baeharch of Atlantic City,
Clifford J. Newsome attended the
executive committee of the Na
tional Negro Business League
which met last week in Durham,
N. C.
Dr- Chas. H. Shepard North Carolina Physician Expires 1