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About The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19?? | View Entire Issue (July 20, 1935)
DR. McMILLIAN IN THE JUNGLES OF AFRICA
A BIRD’S EYE VIEW' OF
A TRIP TO EUROPE
June 26, 1935.
Mr. George Hibler,
2885 Ohio Street,
Omaha, Nebr., U. S. A.
Dear Mr. Hibler:
I have written several times but I
do not think I mentioned just when I
would be arriving at Omaha. We left
Africa in May and now we are spend
ing some time in Europe. At the
present we are back to Lisbon where
we have many pleasant memories of
long ago. We shall go from here to
France where we plan to have quite
a pleasant stay for a few days. I
guess il shall leave the family in
France, while I run over to London as
I have some very important business
to attend to there; then we shall per
haps meet at Havre and sail for
America on the lie De France some
time near the 1 (1th of July, putting
us in America about the 16th or 17th
of July (that is in New York, we shall
reach Omaha about the 25th of July.)
These dates are merely approxima
tion. I can’t be exact about them for
I do not know what delays might be
occasioned in London; and too, I have
some stops to make even after reach
ing America. However, I shall either
wire you or write you when I reach
When I enclosed that letter to you
in one of Eh*. Terrell's, I did not know
your address, or rather I had heard
that you were not at the same place
so l sent the letter through Dr. Ter
rel. However. I told you something
about, not only my work, but some
thing about the big game hunting, too.
I have been on many exploring par
ties into the distant jungles and have
seen and visited African tribes nev
er before visited by strangers. I have
plenty of documents of my work and
expeditions too so when I come I will
lot you loose yourself in the whole
The following is a quotation from a
“I)r. Aaron McMillian! Scientist!
Lion Hunter! Explorer and Jungle
Penetrator! Tells of Charging Lion
and Monstrous Pythons”!
Another one carries this:
‘"The Famous Dr. McMillian and
Family sailed on S. S. Colonials.”
Well, I guess this is enough for one
time, so I shall not take up more of
your time. My movements from now
on are as follows:
Touring Central Europe.
Business engagements in London.
Sailing July 10, 1935 from Havre,
aboard S. S. lie de France to New
Will arrive in Omaha about July
A large audience, numbering be
tween three and four hundred people,
both white and colored, gathered on
Grant street west of 24th, Monday
night to hear Angelo Herndon,
young hero of the fight of the south
ern workers for better relief and
againstj discrimination, speak.
This is the second time that Hern
don has spoken before an Omaha
audience. Many of those who had
heard him before remarked on his
rapid development as a speaker. His
experiences in the battle against the
Slave Insurrection law under which
■ he was convicted, in the fight for the
freedom of the Seottsboro boys, his
contacts with workers in many cities,
had evidently given him maturity and
power remarkable in one so young.
He gave a vivid picture of condi
tions of workers in the south, the
particularly intense exploitation of
Negro workers throughout the coun
try, and the growing organization of
united white and colored workers for
the improvement of these conditions.
He showed that the wave of lynch
terror, legal and illegal, was evidence
of the fear that the white ruing class
has of the unity of white and Negro
workers, which threatens tthe brutal
reign of these slave-masters.
There was enthusiastic response to
Herndon’s appeal for support to the
International Labor Defense, and the
audience contributed over fifteen dol
lars to help carry on the fight for his
freedom and that of the Seottsboro
“The fight for my freedom,” said
Herndon, “and that of the Seottsboro
boys, is part of the fight for the free
dom of Ethiopia, last free country of
the Negro people, from Italy’s fas
cist rule; 'it is part of the fight for
the freedom of all workers, both Ne
gro and white, from capitalist rob
The Home of Dr. Aaron McMillian, with Aaron and Bobby
standing on the lawn, in Calangue Anaola, West Africa.
Dr. and Mrs. McMillian by the Zebra he killed. .The Cam
era missed the upper part of the Dr’s head. He always gets up
close to his Prey.
Dr. McMillian and his native guide, looking down on their
prey. The following is what Dr. has to say. about, this., lucky
“This is a great big Eland (another species of a South
African Antelope) almost as large as an Elephant. After skin
ning this one a lioness, came to take the meat. I, with my gun
bearer stayed to guard the Meat, while the other boys carried
some of the meat to camp. I fell asleep andw hat awoke me was
the munching of the lioness. She was within 20 yards of me.
I shot her but she got away into the thick brush, so I never
Dr. Aaron McMillian. Mrs. McMjllian, Aaron, Jr., Bobby Mc
Millian and Mr. Samuel B. Coles. .This picture was taken short
ly after the McMillians landed in Africa, whelre the temperature
was 120 degrees in the shade.
Bobby McMillian, after three
years in Africa, the following of
which he writes a letter to his
grandmother, Mrs. S. E. Boone of
Omaha, Nebr., whom he calls
January 23, 1935
How are you and Mr. Boone.
Aaron and I have a li.tie sister
named Helen Kasova, she is three
months old and she can hold a rat
tler in her hand.
How are Hiram and Edsel? We
heared they have a little sister
named Marion, how is she?
We had a very nice Christmas
and how we did enjoy the games j
you sent. Our Christmas tree was
very pretty with a lot of betries
on it. Aaron and I have a little
dog named Jack and how we hate
to leave him in Africa, but I am
sure we will have tlo. In a few
months we will be home, so I
won’t write any more.
Best Wishes to All,
Your Son Bobby
DR. A. M. McMillian as he looked
just before sailing for Africa.
Dr. Aaron McMttlian in his
garb, worn by Americans in Afri
ca, looking through a pair of field
glasses, in his yard.
Dr. McMillian and two sons in
Africa, under the Palm Trees at
the Beach. They are all wearing
Bobby McMiilian making an
observation of his new sur
roundings on the boat enroute
to Africa. Bobby has leamtd
to speak three different lan
guages since h left home. He
can hold a conversation with
the natives with ease.
The McMillians family, Dr.
Aaron McMiilian, Mrs. Wilena Mc
Millian, Aaron, Jr. and Bobby Mc
Millian on deck, enronte to Africa.
Dr. McMillian, taking a rest on an easy sent. The Dr. has
the following to say about this large animal.
— “This day I stalkod a herd of 30 Roans in the open and I
shot like a mad man. Killing four and several others that were
wouned got away, but the natives found them dead later. ”
Dr. Aaron McMillian, and four of his Roans (a very large
South African Antelope) that he shot in a wild riot for a get
away. ..Dr. McMillian has tfhis to say abouj. thin hunting exper
“The day this was snapped I killed 4 Roans (South Africa
Antelopes- I have one of the finest guns made. It shoots like a
machine gun. There is nothing quite so enjoyable as hunting
Dr. McMillian and the largest lion shot in Africa. The Dr.
has the following to say about this Jungle Captivity.
“This is the largest lion I have ever seen, 11 feet, 8 in. (tip
to tip). The Lion, the Lamb (gun) and the Dr. lie down togeth
When the Lion was killed there were four others in his
company; after I killed this one I shot another but he got away
in thethiclc brush and 1 couldn’t follow him, but I am sore he
died in there.
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