The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, July 06, 1935, Image 1

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Pullman Porters' Oganization Wins A Decision
Vote of 5,951 to 1,422
Gives Brotherhood of
Sleeping Car Porters
Victory Over Company
The outcome of a ten years’ con
troversy between the Brotherhood of
Sleeping Car Porters and the Pull
man Porters’ and Maids’ Protective
Association was a -victory for the
former in the national election which
was held fro m May 27 to June 22.
The Brotherhood’s victory of 5.931
votes may be properly termed a land
slide when compared with the votes
received by their opponents of 1.422
The Brotherhood carried all districts
except Memphis, Louisville and At
The next step will be the signing
of an agreement governing wages
and working conditions between the
Brotherhood and the Pullman Com
A. Phillip Randolph is the national
president of the Brotherhood organ
Giant Italian Given
A Terrific Beating
By Michigan Destroyer
Displaying a punching power un
surpassed by any fighter of modern
times. Joe Louis, the Brown Bomber
of Detroit, battered his huge oppon
ent. Primo Camera, into a helpless,
cringing mass of flesh and scored a
knockout victory in the sixth round
at the Yankee Stadium on Tuesday
night in the greatest non-titular
fight New York has ever seen.
More than 60.000 people paid over
a half million dollars to see the form
er amateur heavyweight champion
in his first major fight since he
turned professional just a year ago.
He will get almost a hundred thous
and dollar' for his eighteen minutes
work and the New York American
Milk Fund, under whose auspices
the fight was staged will get one
fourth of the gross receipts.
Louis entered the ring a 7-5 favor
ite and despite his lack of profes
sional experience and the heavy ad
vantage his opponent had in wight
and size, proved that the odds were
not misplaced.
The big advantage in weight and
experience that the Italian had over
Louis proved no handicap for the col
ored boxer. He more than justified
the cognomen given him by his board
of strategy—“The Brown Bomber”—
and proved himself the greatest
Negro heavyweight since Jack John
son. former world’s champion who
motored in from Chicago to be at
the ring.ide for this fight.
The big question before the fight
was whether (Joe Louis could “take
it” and this question remains unan
swered, for the big Italian, former
heavyweight champion, was on the
defensive from the first round and
the results were never in doubt.
Joe clearly demonstrated his su
periority from the very beginning of
th bout, his hard punching putting
the big Italian in distress from the
opening bell. His looping rights and
smashng lefts made De Preem ex
tremely cautious, and he tried to go
on the defensive and box.,
Joe pushed the fight to the Italian,
however, and continually staggered
him with smashing punches.
Camera didn’t land a telling blow
on Louis until the fourth spasm but
was immediately met with a barrage
of heavy punching from the Detroit
Louis drew first blood in the fifth
round when he started the claret
from De Preem’s nose. The end in
the sixth came quickly.
The dramatic ending to the classic
Louis-Camera battle came in the
sixth round when Louis dropped the
big man with a terrific right. Primo
rose without taking a count but Joe
took advantage of the situation by
rushing in and landing two more
rights to the body and face. De
Preem went down again for the
Camera’s connection with the “un
derworld” through his managers and
the arrest of nine gangsters with a
complete arsinel near the Louis camp
by G-men on Sunday caused many
rumors to float through Harlem all
day Monday and Tuesday—rumors
that Louis had been or would be kid
napped, that his managers had “sold
' out." etc. But none of these ma
terialized and Police Commissioner
\ alentine di-patched 1.000 uniformed
police to the stadium to prevent any
outbreaks among the spectators. The
fight, besides being the largest since
the Dempsey-Tunney contest in Chi
cago in 1928, was also the most ord
erly conducted and will do much to
revive interest in boxing that has
been lacking since the days of Tex
Of Living Negroes
Florida College
Tallahassee, Fla., July 6, (By
ANP)—With 1,015 teachers from
all sections of the Southland, the
summer session of the Floriad A.
and M. College got under way here
this week. This marks the fifth
consecutive session that the enroll
ment has topped the thousand mark.
Encourage your boy to sell The Omaha
Guide, (His Race Paper.) Send him to
The Guide Office, 2418-20 Grant St., for
full information.
Newsboys’ Department
N. A. A. C. P. Holds
Board Meeting
The X. A. A. C. F. met in its
board meeting at Mid-city Com
munity Center with the president,
Dr. Wesley Jones, presiding. Dr.
Jones made a verbal report of his
attendance at the 26th, Annual
j Conference of the X". A. A. C. P.
which met in St. Louis. June 23
Mr. John Benjamin Horton re
signed as secretary of the local
branch and was elected a member
of the executive board. Attorney
C’has F. Davis was elected secre
tary to succeed Mr. Horton, on
recommendation of the president.
Attorney Ray Williams made a
motion that the rule be suspended
and that Mr. Tobev James be
eleceted a member of the execu
tive board. The motion was
unanimously carried and Mr.
James was elected.
Attorney Arthur McCaw made
a verbal report of a serious inci
dent wheih happened in his neigh
borhood, when a twelve year-old
girl was criminally assaulted by
a 70 year-old man. The matter
was referred to the legal redress,
committee with instructions to
the chairman to proceed immedi
ately with an investigation and to
call a special meeting as soon as
reports were complete. During
the sesion the committee received
a telephone call tating that Mrs.
Glover, of 29th. and Yates Streets,
mother of the girl, would call at
past, and give a statement of the
Dr. Jones office Wednesday,
Working When Others
Think He is Playing
Bill Robinson, Negro screen fa
vorite, never converses with barbers
when getting a shave or massage be
cause he's too busy tapping out new
numbers for his dance repertoire.
And discussions on political ques
tions with tonsorial artists never
bother him. for he is liable to drown
out the conversations by tapping his
nimble toes on the footrest of the
barber chair.
Today at Paramount during the
filming of a barber shop scene in
a specialty number for “The Big
Broadcast of 1935,'' the noted tap
dancer demonstrated his marked abil- I
ity by tapping out a new dance crea
tion to the tune of “Miss Brown to
You,” while the barber was giving
him a massage. His number not only
silenced the barber but put him in
the humor of rubbing Robinson’s
face in rhythm with the tapping
Just as President Lincoln led the
Negro out of Slavery, Bill Robinson
is looked to by his race to lead them
out of the depression by the movie
route, if his future efforts to place
colored children in film work are as
successful as in the past
“Every day,” Robinson said, “my
fan mail includes any number of
requests from colored people all over
the country, asking my aid to get
their children into the screen busi
ness. In many attempts I have been
successful in placing talented boys
and girls in the good graces of studio
casting directors.”
In the picture, Robinson is feat
ured with Bing Crosby, Wendy Bar
rie, Jack Oakie, Lvda Roberti, George
Burns and Grade Allen, Ethel Mor
man. the Vienna Boys Choir, Ray
Noble’s Band and many other art
Reorganization of The
School of Music; Dr.
White Resigns
Hampton Institute Va., July 3
—With the opening of the school
year in September. 1935, plans for
the reorganization of the Music
i school at Hampton Institute will
i be put into effect.
The changes voted by the
Board of Trustees at the last an
nual meeting, April 25, 1935, con
template giving up the School of
Music as one of the schools of the
college. The major offerings in
voice, piano, organ, and instru
mentation, as well as certain
classes in harmony and creative
music will ultimately be done
away with.
Instead of the previous pro
gram. Hampton Institute will con
fine the offerings in music to
meet the demands for training to
teach in the field of public school
music. This will mean a continua
tion of courses in music appre
ciation and teacher-training, as
well as instruction in the leader
ship of choral and assembly sing
Provisions will be made on the
campus for individual instruction
in music for all students, but
this will be by special arrange
ment and at cost.
The Choir, Glee Clubs, Trade
school lingers, and Quartettes
will be continued as in the past,
and an even greater emphasis
placed upon their importance.
The courses to be continued in
music will be grouped as general
courses and will be open to stu
dents of all schools and depart
ments. but especially planned to
serve the School of Education.
Realizing these changes will
mean readjustments for some of
the staff and students now enroll
ed. the new program will be in
augurated over the period of a
year. No new student will be en
rolled in the School of Music in
September, 1935. Provision is be
ing made for students now enroll
ed to continue their present pro
grams for the session of 1935-36.
After 1935-36 the new program
will constitute the only music of
ferings of the Institute.
In view of these changes. Dr.
Clarence Cameron White is re
signing to devote the coming year
to certain creative work he has
given part-time to during his
three years as Director of the
Music school. This work has
grown out of valuable studies he
has been conducting in the His
tory of Xegro Music. His original
composition work in this field is
alreday known. From these stu
dies he contemplates the editing
of a history and testbook of Xegro
Music. The curtailment of clas
ses next year make it possible
for him to concentrate in this im
portant field.
Convict Escapes
From Dark Cell
Raleigh. N. C.. (July 6, (By the As
sociated Negro Press)—“The dark’'
the horror of all prisoners on the
county road gang, proved the way to
freedom to David Dew here Tuesday.
Dew had been consigned to the “dark
cell” for punishment and while there
in improvised a screw-driver from
the handle of a water pail. Then re
moving the door from its hinges he
mad his escape.
Scolarships For 17
Needy Students
Washington, D. C., July 6.—Seven
ty-two (72) tuition scholarships for
needy students of exceptional schol
astic standing have been set aside by
Howard University for the school
year. 1935-36. About twenty per
cent of these are awarded to high
school graduates who wish to attend
Howard University next year. These
scholarships cover tuition fees
amounting to one hundred and fifty
($150) dollars for the school year.
They are awarded on the basis of
relative need and scholastic standing.
In addition to tuition scholarships.
Howard University provides employ
ment on the campus to cover tuition
or board, for about one hundred and
twenty-five (125) needy students
with good scholastic record.
Awards are made on the basis of
competitive ranking of all applicants
by the Scholarship Committee.
The committee will act on all ap
plications August 1st and will inform
applicants directly of the outcome.
1 Applications should be filed with the
committee at the earliest date pos
sible, in any case before July 15th.
Students interested should write to
Professor Max Meenes, chairman of
the Committee on Scholarships and
Student Aid, Frederick Douglass
Memorial Hall, Room 229, Howard
University, Washington, D. C.
Rev. John S. Williams
Celebrates Anniversary
Rev. John S. Williams Celebrates
Presbyterians. Methodists, Bap
tists, Holiness, Epicopalians and
others will honor the Rev. John
S. Williams, pastor at the Hill
side Presbyterian church, 30th
and Ohio. Sunday, July 7, at his
sixth anniversary as pastor.
At 11 a. in .,the Rev. Harmelink
of the First Presbyterian Church
will preach, and the choir .assisted,
by members of the Sunday Music
al club and the Y. W. C. A. Glee
club, will furnish the music.
At 3:30 p. m. the anniversary ,
musical will be held under the
direction of Mr. H. L. Preston. St.
John. Zion, Bethel and Mt. Mori
ah choirs will furnish the music.
At 8:30 p. m. the Episcopal choir
under the direction of Mrs. Jew
ell, will sing.
During Rev. Williams’ pastor
ate in Omaha, his Christian In- j
tegrity .together with his many
musical contributions have won
for him many friends in both
Places Negroes Name
in Jury Box
Williams ton, N. C., July 6, (ANP) !
For the first time in more than a
generation the names of Negro citi
zens were placed in the jury box mak
ing them suject to duty on the petit
and grand juries in the Superior
Court of Martin County. This action
was taken on account of the now
famous Scottsboro decision of the
Supreme Court of the United States. I
The commissioners limited their
selection to men and the total num
ber of veniremen is being held to the
lowest point in several years.
Mrs. Dorothy Reeves left Monday
for Los Angeles, California, where j
she will visit her sisters, Misses Hel
en and Velour Gamble. She will also
visit friends in Long Beach Mrs.
Reeves will return in about three
—.—.. .. —
Mayor Welcomes Many
Visitors and Notables
to St. Louis
St. Louis, July 6,—At the closing
mass meeting of the 26th annual
conference of the National Associa
tion for the Advancement of Colored
People in the beautiful municipal
auditorium here today, Walter White,
the association’s secretary, electri
fied the 2,600 persons present by
warning that “unless justice is given
the Negro, he may be driven by des
peration to the us of force. But we
pray God that this may never hap
pen as we know all weapons are in
the hands of those who deny us a
chance.” This solemnly dramatic
statement coming at the conclusion
of a brilliant address in which the
speaker reviewed the work of the
year, gave details of the spectacular
anti-lynching bill fight and asked
support for the militant program of
the N. A. A. C. P., was followed by a
prolonged ovation.
Mr. White was preceded on the
platform by Hon. Josephine Roche,
assistant secretary of the Treasury'
and noted Colorado liberal, who ex
pressed sympathy with the plight of
the Negro and called upon all citi
zens to support the national pro
gram for a better social order. She
declared that the goal of all Ameri
cans must be social and economic
justice and pledged her aid in better
ing the condition of the Negro race.
Prolonged appaluse greeted her re
New Plan and Program Adopted
The delegates who came from 26
states and the District of Columbia,
adopted the much-discussed new'
plan and program of the association
which is a radical departure from the
previous policy. Attorney Irvin C
Mollison, president of the Illinois
branches, Attorney A. T. Walden of
Atlanta, Ga,, and Roscoe Dunjee,
editor of the Black Dispatch, presi
dent of the Oklahoma branches and
recipient of this year’s N. A . A. C. P.
Merit Medal, were elected Saturday
as members of the nominating com
mittee for the association’s board of
directors in accordance with the new
plan and program.
Baltimore, Md„ was selected as the
city for the 27th annual conference
of the N. A. A. C. P. next year, after
a hot fight with Columbus, Ohio and
Omaha, Nebraska. The St. Louis
conference, which closed today, was
one of the most successful ever held
by the N. A. A. C. Pj The local daily
and weekly newspapers gave gener
ous space to its deliberations.
One Thousand Dollar
Prize For Stories
1,015 Teachers at
Atlanta. Ga-, July 6—The Rosen
wald offer of one thousand dollars
for “work stories of living Negroes”
is exciting wide interest and has al
ready brought in a large number of
tories, according to the Commission
Interracial Cooperation, which is
conducting the contest. The closing
date for entry of stories will be Octo
ber first, by which time it is expected
that hundreds of interesting life his
tories will be awaiting the attention
of the judges.
The stories already submitted come
from all parts of the country and
cover a wide range of activity. Some
tell of success, some of struggle and
failure; others of heroic effort still
in progress. A boy just entering col
lege recounts his long struggle
through elementary and high school;
ar. undertaker tells how he beat the
depression; a farmr recounts his suc
cessful efforts to buy land; a preach
er tells of his work and his ideals.
There are stories of a successful
real estate operator, a cook and
laundress who is also a community
leader, a teacher working for a grad
uate degir e, a woman undertaker, an
aviator, a blind man who fells trees,
cuts cordwood, and bottoms chairs,
and so on through a most interest
ing cross section of economic
The Commission points out that
there is still ample time to prepare
and submit stories and will send full
information to anyone writing to its
headquarters, 703 Standard Building.
Hazardous Place
For A Robbery
Atlanta. Ga.. July 4.—AXP—
Robbers, highwayman, bandits, or
whatever you want to call them,
threw caution to the wind here
last Wednesday afternoon and
held up Loanine Freeman, white,
and robbed him of $163 in the
shadow of the Federal prison on
McDonough Boulevard. Free
man told the police that the rob
bers were three colored men arm
ed with knives.
Card of Thanks
We wish to thank our many
friends for their kindness during
our recent sorrow of the death of
our sister, Mrs. Hazel Bean, es
pecilaly Cherokee Temple, No. 223
also Paramount Eight Club.
Mrs. Metra Williams,
Mrs. Mary Pryor, of Pratt,
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Dr. Wesley Jones Tells of N. A. A, C. P. Conference