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ST. JOHN’S BAPTIST
Rev. £. D. Johnson.
The tenth anniversary of the
pastor and church, was held on
the 7th day of May. Services
continued throughout the, week,
and everyone reported a wonder
ful time, rejoicing and thanking
the Lord for his goodness. As
usual, there was a large attend
ance at Sunday school, morning
and evening service. The Eager
to Work Missionary Society, is
spreading and doing remarkable
work. The ladies have formed
two circles, namely the Ruth and
Rebecca. The ladies are doing
their best to make each circle the
There will be a kid’s party
Monday night at the church spon
sored by Mrs. Madeline Henry.
Mrs. Harold King, reporter.
ST. LUKE’S BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. J. C. Crowder, pastor.
Sunday School, 9:30.
Morning Service, 11:00
B. Y. P. U. 6:30
Evening Service 8:00
Sunday school was opened at
9:30 by the Superintendent. A
nice attendance was present, and
a wonderful lesson was enjoyed j
by those present. j
Morning service was conducted
by the pas.or. The subject for j
the morning was, “The Passion
ate Savior.” It was beautifully
Sunday aflernoon was a very
projnising day for St. Luke s. Rev.
J. P. Price, pastor of Pleasant
Green Church and his congrega
tion were our guests. The church
was filled to its capacity.
B. Y. P. U. was opened at 6:30
by the president. The lesson was
educational as well as interesting.
The subject was. “The Invincible
Good AY ill of Jesus.” The Bible
drill badge is still in the hands of
Miss Luciile Renfrow.
Evenng service was conducted
by the pastor. The subject for
the evening was: “He is Coming. ”
Everyone is welcome to St. Lukes
Alexzenia Johnson, reporter.
The pastors’ aid of the Metro
politan church, are sponsoring a
slab town convention play at the
church in the near future. Any
one wishes to take part in the
play, see Mrs Yarner at 2422 Era- j
kine, or call iYE-3964.
Mrs. Varner, president.
ST. JOHN S A. M. E. CHURCH
“The Friendly Church.”
Rev. L. P. Bryant, pastor.
The services at St. John 6 last
Sunday was very impressive. It
is to be regretted very much that
Bishop Gregg could not stay over
for Sunday, as was expected, but
due to other urgent business and
the illness of Mrs. Gregg, he had
to leave Friday night after the
Sunday was another day when
the voung people took charge of
the Sunday school. They are do
ing very well in the line of teach
ing. The Sunday school will be
pleased to see the young people
grow up to become full- activ e
Rev. Bryant preached a very
strong sermon Sunday morning
and the choir had it's regular 4th
Sunday night all request program
at the time for regular sen ice
Those who were not present
Friday night to hear Bishop J. M.
Gregg, missed a fine treat. The
banquet was a very nice affair,
but not as well attended as the
one held previously fofr the
The ehureh wishes to take this
opportunity to express their
sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. W hite
in the pasing of their son, John
It was very touching to see so
many young people who -were
such close associates of this young
man. Let us hope that they will
take the matter serious and give
it much consideration for the
benefit of their own lives for
which they may be called to rend
er into the hands of God at a
WESTERN DISTRICT OF THE
Mrs Estella Watters, popular
club woman of the Pleasant Green
Baptist church, has returned from
Sioux City Iowa', where she at
tended the Mission Convention.
Mrs. Watters is Treasury. Those
accompanying Mrs. \\ atters to
Sioux City, were Rev. P. J- Price,
pastor who is vice-moderator of
1 the associtaion, Mrs. Ida Auston,
Rev. W. E. Fort and Mrs. Lattie
Keyes. All report a very nice
time while in this city.
ST. BENEDICT’S NOTES
St. Benedict ’s ehurch was filled
to the capacity Sunday afternoon,
when more than 300 people gath
er ,o witness the annual cere
mony of the crowning of the
“Queen of May.’’ The entire pro
gram was one of beauty and
solemnity. The altar was deco
rated with a bank of lovely cut
flowers and ferns, in a color
eombimaion of pink and wrhite,
with the same predominating
color adorning the altar of The1
Blessed Virgin Mary. A beauti- j
ful and impressive sermon was
preached by the pastor, Father
Pruess. Twelve ahar boys led the |
procession of over one hundred
children dressed in gleaming
white with wreathes and veils, as
'they marched from the assemble;
room in the school building to
the church. Much credit is due the
faithful and patient efforts of
' the teachers, under the compet
j ent direction of the principal,!
; Sister Mary Edith.
At the nine o’clock mass last
' Sunday morning 18 children re
ceived their first Holy Comrnu-1
nion. As the procession of litLle
children entered the Sanctuary,
the majoritv of the congregation
was moved to tears at the deep
piety and sincerety of the little
! ones, as they received their God
for the first time. A beautiful
decorated table with an excellent
breakfast was the surprise that
awaited the little group follow
ing mass, with the gracious pres
ence of .heir pastor, as the guest
of honor. Each child received a
beautiful gift from the sister, or
a rosary and a medal.
The service was sponsored by
the Altar Society.
Preparations are underway for
the annual picnic for the parish
and school children and their
friends at Elmwood Park, Mon
day June 3.
Rev. R. W. Johnson
Sunday school opened at its
usual time, the fire was burning!
all day. Rev. Johnson preached
from St. Luke, 13th chapter, 31st
'ine Truelite Gospel Singers
rendered a beauiiful musical
program Friday night, each cap
tain represented a different state.
Mrs. Peoples represented the
st.ae of Texas, her home state.
She received a beautiful electric i
make-up mirror as the prize. Ev
eryone was pleased to think that
Texas was able to win the prize.
Mrs. Peoples, who has been ill
from injuries sustained in an
accident, is doing very nicely.
MUSICAL FESTIVAL AT
A quartette program is being
sponsored by the Omaha City B.
Y. P. U. and will be held at the
Salem Baptist Church, 22nd and
Seward Streets, on Tuesday, June
4th starting at 8 p. m. This pro
gram will feature the following
quartettes: Zion's Harmony Four,
Gateway Quartette; Salem’s My
stery Four; Mt. Nebo’s Truelite
Gospel Singers, Camden, Arkan
sas’s Loving Four, Pilgrim and
Bethel's Jubilee numbers and
special redentions by Mrs. Irene
Morton, of Zion, and Thomas
Jones, Baritone. Admission Free.
Mr. William Cooper, president.)
Miss Emily Williams, secretary.
Proverbs and Parables
By A. B. Mann
(For The Literary Service Bureau)
GIVING Vs. RECEIVING
This quotation is from the writings
of the Apostle Paul and the verse runs
“It is more blessed to give than to re
ceive-”A modem rendering is “There
is more happiness in giving than in
receiving. ” A little retrospection will
convince that more happiness has
come from giving than from receiving.
Selfish, self-serving, miserly persons
may doubt the truth of this aphorism
but there are thousands who will testi
fy to its truth.
Even a casual study of human his
tory and of the world’s benefactors
will demonstrate that those who have
made the largest and mcst benefi
cial contributions to human progress
and human happiness have been those
who were constantly giving. For the
most part, they were poor as to ma
terial things, but in service, in sympa
thy, in love, in comfort to the dis
tressed and relief to the needy, they
were unstinting givers- And a pole
of such contributors would bring the
acknowledgement that their chief hap
, piness came from giving rather than
I from receiving.
By Dr. A. G. Bearer
(For the Literary Service Bureau)
A FORMULA FOR PEACE
Text:—Of the increase of his gov
ernment and peace there shall be no
By the Jews this text was misun
rerstood. They had in mind an earth
ly government; a temporal, political
government, while the prophecy re
fers to the spiritual dominion of the
Christ. The text gives us the only
means by which peace can be attained.
Note the'connection—“The increase of
his government and peace,” meant
that the progress of peace is to be
coextensive with the increase of His
HIS GOVERNMENT emphasizes
good will which will mean the elimi
nation of malevolence, hatred, malice,
racial and national bitterness, and of
their affiliates and concatenates which
HIS GOVERNMENT stands for
human brotherhood which is tersely i
set forth in the motto, “God our j
Father, Christ our Redeemer and Man
This recognition of universal father
hood and its concomitant principle,
universal human brotherhood will do
much to bring about peace.
HIS GOVERNMENT is founded on
LOVE, the “greatest thing in the
world,” and love inspires men to deal
fairly, honestly and generously with
their fellows. It postulates interde
pendence and reciprocal helpfulness.
HrS GOVERNMENT minimizes the
material, the coveting of which and
striving for which are responsible for
antagonisms and conflicts, and it ex
alts the things of the Spirit, such as
inspire self-sacrifice in the interest of
THE INCREASE OF HIS GOV
ERNMENT means the increase of
these principles which alone can sup
plant and eliminate those which are
responsible for war- Therefore, the
increase of peace is dependent upon
the increase of the government, the in
fluence, the dominance of Jesus Christ,
the Prince of Peace.
Expert Clock Mechanic
New York. May 30—ANP—
The most unusual job a colored
clock maker has had fell into
Peter L. Huffstead’s lap the other
day. He was sent a chronometer
from an official at the New York
University for repairing. How
this man had heard of Huffstead
is a mystery, but he sent his
chronometer valued at $250, up
to Harlem to have the master
clock mechanic overhaul it and
put in in shape. Huffstead says
even after the job is complete, he
will have to hold the thing for
two weeks to see that it keeps
good time. Used on a yacht, the
chronometer remains at a level
no matter how the boat pitches or
Burned to Death
in Playing Prank
Philadelphia, Miss., May 30 (ANP)
—Ben Wheeler was burned to death
here last Monday as the sequel to a
prank indulged in by a friend. Wheel
er was working on the air filter of
an automobile on a raised platform
when he fell down a ladder into the
pit below. He dropped a bucket of
gasoline in his hands and saturated
his clothing- One of the other work
men lighted a match and threatened
to throw it on Wheeler, just to fright
en him. Although the match was not
thrown, the gasoline ignited from a
distance of several feet, Wheeler’s
clothing caught fire and before he
could be rescued he was dead.
Call Trade and Fair
Exhibit Big Success
Atlantic City, N. J,., May 30 (By
Mary J. Washington for ANP)—The
third annual affair of this type, the
trade exhibit conducted by the Atlan
tic City Northside Board of Trade, was
called a successful event here after it
was concluded last week. The trade
and fair exhibit was conducted for the
purpose of further stimulating a gen
eral interest among Negroes of At
lantic City toward businesses operated
by members of the race. Major R.
R. Wrighta, William A. Dart, presi
dent of the board of trade, C. M.
Cain, S. Coles, Drs. L. D- Wright,
A. Williams, S. A. Williamson, Wil
liam J. Simpson, John P. Freeman
and Dr. J. Hurlong Scott took an
active part in the exhibit.
Announce Drama School
New York, May 30, (ANP)—The
Negro Players’ Guild of Princeton, N.
J., announce that plans for the es
tablishment of a Summer Theatre and
Training School have been drawn up
and organization is now going for
ward under the general direction of
Ann C. Hardy and Wilson Williams.
An Acting Company will present
from five to nine plays including some
of Negro life. Students will play
minor parts in these productions
whenever they are qualified.
The Summer Theatre and Training
School are the first steps in the organ
ization of what is hoped will be a per
manent producing Group for Negro
Plays in New York City.
A Plea For
By R- A. Adams
(For The Literary Service Bureau)
On each Memorial Day,
Tis well that we should pay
On debt of honor, due
Our heroes, loyal, true,
Who died to make it sure
This nation shall endure.
And honor let us give
To those who yet may live,
And who fought, side by side,
With those who fighting died,
All willing thus to fight
For Justice, Truth, and Right.
But let us, here and now,
Renew our solemn vow,
That cruel wars shall cease
And come the reign of peace,
Then, those in battle slain
Shall not have died in vain.
NewT York “Y”
New York, May 30.—ANP—
During the past Music Week cele
bration at the 135th Street Y. M.
C. A. notables in that field were
thick all over the place. How
ever, two outstanding artists were
recognized in the hurly burly,
Monday night, George Gershwin
attended the program of African
Music held in the Little Theater,
while on Friday night, Mime. Lil
ian Evanti was the guest at the
This symphony, directed by
Dean Dixon is one of the wonders
of the city. Composed of forty
members, white and colored,
male and female, it has elicited
more than favorable comment
wherever it has played.
New Book Praised
NEW BOOK PRAISED HIGHLY
New York, May 27, (ANP)—The
Loyola Educational Digest, Catholic
publication specializing in abstracts of
current educational literature, gave
high praise to Horace Miann Bond’s
“Education of the Negro in the Amer
ican Social Order”, in a recent review.
The reviewer statd that “Here we have
the work of a real scholar. The his
tory, the present status, and the prob
lems of Negro education in the Unit
ed States are presented with a wealth
nf detail which is admirable. We find
too, a thing most rare in scientific
■presentations—a certain undercurrent
of feeling that makes itself felt with
out being obtrusive and which enhan
ces rather than mars the technical as
pects of the work. The chapters on
the capacity and achievement of Ne
gro children are admirably done and
show* familiarity with the latest liter
ature on the subject. All in all, this
is an outstanding work”.
Denver, Colo., May 30.—ANP—
Governor Ed. Johnson in giving
consideration to the program of
‘.he California Pacific Interna
tional Exposition wdiieh opens on
May 29 in San Diego, has named
a group of representative citizens
to be present on National Negro
Day which has been Bet aside by
the officials of the Exposition
and at which time colored citizens
from all parts of the country will
join in a huge celebration which
has been planned for.
The delegates named are: Dr.
J. S. Cobb and Mr. Sam McClure
of Pueblo. Mr. Chas. Hayden and
Rev. L. H. Smith of Colorado
Springs and Lieut. E. W. Mann,
Rev. R. S. Brown, Mr. Maceo A.
Rutherford and Mr. Dritz Cansler
Demand Higher Pay
St. Croix, May 27, (ANP)—Labor
trouble developed on the docks here
last week. At the West Indian Com
pany dock, the coal trimmers demand
ed more money. They received it.
The Longshoremen did likewise and
secured a raise. Prior to this the coal
carriers became discontented and ware
given an additional half cent per
basket of coal- The West Indian
Company increased its landing charges
25 per cent
Memorial to Our
By Selma Gordon.
The bugle called some years ago,
Our land of freedom heard.
To the Western Front our boys
There many warriors stirred.
They fought on foreign battle
Amid the shot and shell.
So to keep this country safe and
There many warriors fell.
The bugle sounded. . .Armistice!
The noise of war did cease,
Alas! when the battle’s strife was
Some warriors slept in peace.
Today their graves are strewn
By loved ones who do mourn.
But poppies shelter in Flanders
Where warriors brave were
Birth Rate Low
Cincinnati, Ohio, May SO.(ANP)—
The number of deaths among Negroes
in Cincinnati during 1934, according to
Dr. Owen C. Fisk, acting commission
er of health, was 1,137, and the num
ber of births only 888. White births
exceeded White deaths in the same
proportion that Negro deaths exceed
ed Negro births.
UP GOES THE COST OF
GOVERNMENT * 4 A
DOWN GOES THE COST
OF ELECTRICITY A 4
Yet . . . GOVERNMENT PROPOSES TO
TAKE OVER YOUR ELECTRIC SERVICE
-—^—/attention~ to t&ecost of government, j"7
While electric rates were being decreased 39 J t/ j
per cent, government costs were increasing t!\ i
500 per cent. While the electric bill for the J (o i
average family was $33.48 last year, the|wJ
cost of federal, state and local governments 1 tuf
J was $700 per family. "It is interesting io a!|
* note that tne cost of electricity is constantly /
[ doming down while the costs of government
I are constantly going up. The cost of govern-' r A
\ ment thisj»ear will be $1,000 per family. 1st*
—From an Editorial in the
Red Oak, la., EXPRESS, April 4, 1935
A A strange situation is presented by this
editorial from an Iowa newspaper.
The cost of conducting the business of Gov
ernment has increased 500% since 1913. Over
the same period, the cost of electricity to the
homes of the nation, under private operation,
has decreased 39%. In other words, while
the average cost per family of governmental
spending has grown to the staggering total
of $58.33 a month, the cost of your electric
service has decreased until it amounts to only
a few cents a day.
Yet, under the terms of the Wheeler-Raybum
bill now pending in Congress, it is proposed
to destroy utility holding companies, deprive
operating companies like the Nebraska Power
Company of their invaluable services, and
substitute Government supervision, control
and, in effect, management of your electric
The situation is strange because, while cost*
of government have increased year by year,
the Nebraska Power Company has been en
abled to improve its service and decrease its
rates steadily since 1917 largely through the
p.id of its holding company. Our customers
have saved many hundreds of thousands of
dollars through rate reductions brought about
by this aid.
Will the Government furnish this kind of aid
and service under the Wheeler-Rayburn bill?
No. The bill not only provides no substitute
for these services—it offers nothing but rigid
regulation for the operating company.
Is Government qualified to run the utility bus
iness? Look again at the figures above.
The people of this community have nothing to
gain from such a bill, and everything to lose!
Nebraska Power Company
You can help to defeat the Wheeler‘Rayburn bill. Write to your senators ans
representatives in Washington, and tell them you are oppcted to U. dot Usm
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