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VOLUME EX OMAHA, NEBRASKA. SATURDAY AUGUST 3, 1935 NUMBER TWENTY
‘Trust God and Give 'Em Helf Bishop Says Haile Selassie
SEE PAGE SIX—^COLUMN TWO * *
MISS ELLEN MAE TURNER
The art of scientific bread-making is being demonftrat^d by
Miss Ellen Mae Turner, talented daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. A.
Turner. Florida A. & M. College. Tallahassee. Fla. The lovely Miss
enjoys the freedom in domestic rarely possessed by individuals of
her sex .which i sdue largely to the excellent training she received
at Wilberforce University, from which she twas graduated last
year with a B. S. degree in Home Economics. She also completed
a course in costume designing at Pratt Institute Brooklyn, New
York this year.—NNF Photo.
Haile Selassie Spikes
Rumors of Conceding
to Mussolini’s Demands
In a speech to the Ethiop
ian parliament assembled in
Addis Ababa, Emperor Haile
Selassie declared, that he ‘ will
not hesitate to give his blood
for the independence of his
country.” If need be, he con
tinued, he was prepared to die
leading his subjects on the
field of battle.
Addis Ababh. Ethiopia, July 31,
CNA—Asserting that the Ethiop
ian people will offer armed re
sistance in defense of their politi
cal independence and territorial
nitegrity, Emperor Haile Selassie
spiked false rumors of acceding to
any of Mussolini's demands for
land concessions or to aprotector
ate over Ethiopia.
‘‘Under no circumstances will
we accept a railway or other zone
in or through Ethiopia administ
ered or policed by Italy.” Selas
sie emphatically stated, “because
history teaches that the creation
of such zones inevitably is fol
lowed by annexation.”
Pointing out that Ethiopia has
worked tirelessly for a peaceful
settlement. Selassie warned that
his country would fight to the last
man t omaintain its independence.
“We have no illusions of the
difficulty of the task confronting
us, but we are confident of Divine
aid and of the sympathy of the
civilized world in resisting terri"
torial aspirations of a power
which, seeking to disguise these
as a mission of civilization, re
jects every means of paeific set
tlement elaborated by modem
‘‘Just Practicing,” De
clares Robber, Re
turns $11 Loot
Chicago.—A robber who was so
honest, entered a grocery store, tied
tip the frightened manager, Cornelius
Shoondermark. and took eleven dol
lars from the cash register.
A few minutes later the robber
came back, untied the astonished
manager and handed him the eleven
“I was just practicing,” said the
Then he fled.
James Wright Here
For Four Days
•fames Wright was here to visit his
sister, mother and neice for four days.
He was also made welcome by his
8*rl friend, Helen Partridge, a stu
dent of Technical High. And say
didn’t they look sweet going down
—1th street, Monday ? He was ac
companied by his mother, sister, neice
and girl friend, to the station at 11
o’clock Tuesday night.
Benefit Soft Ball Game
The Johnson’s Soft Ball Girls will
play a Double Header, Sunday, Au
gust 11, at the Bee-News Soft Ball
Park, at 30oh and rrt, to send
Miss Madree Jackson to Washington,
for the Elks Scholarship Contest
Miss Jackson is destined to find her
place among the winners. The prize
is a four year scholarship at How
catian, so turn out to see Johnson’s
All Omahans are desirous of edu
cation. so turn out to see Johnson's
Girls and two Iowa white teams. It
should be plenty fun for everyone.
tV oman Shoots Man
Twice In Left Side
Miss Ruth Wright, who lives
at 25th and Blondo, was arrested
by Officer C. C. Dudley at about
lp.m., around 24th and Seward
with a gun in her hand. Miss
Letha Miller, who was with Miss
Wright at the time of the shoot
ing made her escape. Shooting
took place in front hf the Derby
Soft Drink Parlor, at 24th and
Clark, at about 12:45 p. m., Fri
day, August 2nd. LeRoy Hosev
was the victim. He was rushed to
the Lord Lister Hospital for first
aid. It is alleged that Letha Miller
did the shooting and passed the
gun over to Ruth Wright before
the officers arrived. Miss Wright
refused to make any statement.
Miss Lueile Baker and Mr. A. A.
Alexander, of Des Moines, Jowa. were
entertained at a No-host party, which
included Attorney and Mrs. Charles
Davis. Attorney and Mrs. John
Adams. Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Mc
Caw, Dr. W. M. Solomon and Mrs.
Robbie Turner Davis.
WORKERS TO LEAVE Mu COOK
xxx xxx xxx xxx xxx
Stepin Fetchit On Symphony
Advised By Superin
tendent to Leave Town
It all happened because two
colored fellows went' up to the
farmhouse after a drink of water.
Both were dark fellows, and have
a gold tooth- It was a very warm
day, and they made several tripf
after water. Nothing was said
about it that day, until 11 or 12
o'clock that night, when the sher
iff and three deputies came out?
to the camp. The s heriff claimed
that a colored ma nhad attacked
the white women of the farm
house. The description of the per
son that attacked the woman, was
as follows: short heavy set color
ed man with a gold tooth. Investi
gation of all negroes, who had
gold teeth. They finally decided
that Cole who lives between 24th
and 25th on Burdette Street fit
ted the description and the as
sault was placed on him. The fore
man questioned the sheriff and
found out that there had been no
attack. Asked why he didn’t brine
the woman out so that she could
pick out the man that attacked
her. said that the woman was not
at home. Some of the colored fel
lows and white would not let him
take the man down.
Supposition was that they
might have gotten fresh with her.
Colored fellows and boss went
over to the house to see the wo
man and no one was at home.
“You’ll get off this time, but
don’t let it happen again, as the
feeling is very high against Ne
gro pepole,” said the sheriff. He
also told Cole that the best thing
he could do was to leave the
All of this happened Thursday
night, 25th of July.
Friday all was O K.
Saturday, rumor was out that
white people were coming out to
the camp to make trouble. Satur
day p. m. a couple of shots were
fired in the direction of the color
ed fellows working position. They
don’t know whether it was a
practical joke or not. That even
ning the Superintendent of the
camp called all colored fellows in
his office and he told them that
he was expecting trouble and for
them not to go out of the camp,
or into the town. He also told
them, that if any trouble comes
up to call the polcie.
Just before dark, on Saturday,
the superintendent of the camp,
told all colored fellows to get
ready and go back to Omaha.
There was no proof. Couldn’t
find the woman. All looked like a
good excuse to get the colored fel
lows from up there in McCook.
Statement by one of the
Horors Miss Taylor
Miss Ella Mills entertained with a
luncheon, Saturu^-, Jflly 27th, honor
ing Mis Racl •: aylor, who is tak
ing up her i jde in Tennessee, Sep
tember 1. Guests included Mesdames
Ferwilda Artison. Edna Carr. Esther
Essix, Mises Idelia Yancey and Ro
Dr. A. M. McMillan
Dr. A. M. McMillan informed his friend. Mr. Geo. W. Hibbler. from Chicago.
Thursday afternoon. August 1st. that he had purchased a new car and would
arrive in Omaha by motor. Saturday, August 3.
Man Killed and Buried
It was reported at tse Omaha
Guide Office by a stranger, who re
fused to give his name Wednesday
P. M., ti»at a wrecked car had been
brought into Omaha.
About 60 rrtiles east of here, so
recited the stranger, a colored man’s
clothes were found n a car. The car
was only recently purchased from
Brandes and Campbell’s and the old
old car had been left at Brandes and
Campbell’s. He said that there was
a colored man chauffer for a man
put of Kansas City and according
to all report, this car had a serious
accident in Iowa and there were three
in the car and the chauffer was
killed. It was impossibly to find
relatives of the dead man. so was
buried in the little town in Iowa,
where this wreck occured. It was re
ported to the Legal Redress Com
mittee of the N. A. A. C. P. by the
Omaha Guide Reporter. The Legal
Redress Commttee called in to the
Brandes Campbell automobile sales
office and talked with Mr. Campbell.
Watch next week’s Guide for this
Somebody Is Look
ing For A Wife
One of the Omaha Guide Re
porters. while on his rounds,
quite unconsciously, runs into
something that is quite different.
A man wishing to advertise for a
wife- What do you think of that?
His name is John Martin, 2210
Seward street., and she must be
between the age of 35 years and
45 years of age.
Hope you lots of luck Mr. Mar
Mrs. Florentine Pinkston, former
Omahan. is improving rapidly at the
Methodist Hospital. She was able to
sit up in a chair Tuesday.
Mothers—Let your boys be Guide
newsboys. Send then* to the Omaha
Guide Office, 2418-20 Grant Street.
Declares Mussolini Will
Fight Phantom Army
Hiale Selassie Will Lead Troops
If Victor Emanuel Assumes
London, Eng., July 31. (By Ru
dolph Dunbar for ANP)—Despite all
th advantages of civilized murder
which Italy commands, Mussolini’s
troops will have no easy time con
quering Ethiopia. You can take that
on the word of Harold Pemberton,
well known British correspondent
who has just returned from Ethiopia
after a visit which began last March.
Pemberton reports that Haile Sel
assie is ready to fight, that he has
as the nucleus of a mamoth army,
100,000 men trained along European
lines. He asserts that the Ethiopian
emperor is not loathe to lead his
troops in battle, but does not wish
to do so unless the king of Italy or
Mussolini take personal command of
their troops because it would be un
dignified for him to do so.
But circumstances, writes Pember
ton, may be too strong for Haile Sel
assie. for in Ethiopia, every man is
supposed to be a fighting man, from
the emperor on down.
“Tacticians in all parts of the world
are discusing the possibilities if the
comparatively small but highly mech
anised army of Italy comes to gripe
with the hordes of ill-equipped but
intenseely brave fightng men that
Haile Selasie and his chiefs have
“ Some say it will be a walk-over
for Italy. Others express doubts—
“One thing is certain. The war, if
it comes, will not be fought on mod
ern lines. It will be a battle be
tween a phantom army and an army
well equipped for a European war.
“ It would be a wise man who
could forecast the result. The army
of Italy is at present massed in the
scorching plains of Eritrea and Ital
“I imagine that if war is declared
the first clash will come at Wal Wal,
where there is a string of life-giving
wells, some of which are held by
Italy and some by Ethiopia.
‘The Italians should very quickly
gan the lines of wells.
"" - SEE PAGE 3 COLUTCN 3.
Ejtnopian troops wi] put up a cer
tain amount of resistence here- Tehy
will also resist to some extent in
“They will then disappear into the
mountains, leaving the Italians to
march across the burning desert land
facing all the difficulties of disease
and supplies with an ever-increasing
line of communications open to snip
ng and direct attack.
‘No one but a fool would fight
in the plains,’ the Emperor told me.
and his policy is sound.
“The road to Addis Ababa, the
capital, and ultimate conquest is
strewn with difficulties for a Europ
“It is true that water is to be had
in the hills, it is true that you leave
behind the heat and the disease of
the desert land.
But it takes time to get acclim
atized to the heights in which the
Ethiopians are at hoce.
^ome Europeans take a month to
pet used to the rarefied air at
heights of 7,000 and 8,000 feet, Some
take a year. A mile climb is agony
without equipment. It wi] be a pant
ing army that tries to force its way
through the boulder-strewn moun
‘All the time it will be fighting an
almost invisible army than can move
from point to point with incredible
“It will be fighting men whose one
ambition is to die in battle. Although
Christians, the fighting men of Ethi
opm are fatalists. All their sins are
forgiven by the priests before they
go into battle. Death in war is the
direct road to Heaven.
“They have their priests in the
reargard to comfort them. "fhey
have no problem of supply. Each
soldier carries a small bag of dried
beans that will feed him for at least
He carries a knife which is used
for picking thorns from his bare
feet, or for cutting up animals that
he catches and eats raw. The whole
army, wives and priests included, can
run for miles on end even in this
“'Hidden among the mountains they
can vanish from one point and ap
pear at another to renew the attack
with incredible speed.
“They are excellent shots, and ex
cel at sniping. Those who have not j
rifles will fight with spears. Heavy
casualties will not deter them. Of
what use are airplanes against this
phantom army? Of what use are
tanks in this rocky land.
“These are some of the problems
that the Italian generals will have to
‘ The modern mechanised army
may win through. But it must be
a slow business.
“Every march forward will have to
be made with large vanguards, rear
gards and flank guards to prevent
surprise. Heavy guards will have
to be kept to protect the lines of
“And if airplanes, the eyes of the
army, fail in the craggy heights,
hundreds of men wll have to be kept
alert night and day in the deadly
gahe of hide and seek at which the
Ethiopian soldier is past master.”
Mrs. Cortheta Foster,
of 2500 block on Blondo,
was fatally wounded at
1834 N. 22nd st, about
12:30 p. m., Fri. Aug. 2nd
by her husband, Luke
Foster, w ho according to
witnesses has been sep
erated from his wife but
returned and engaged
her in a heated argu
ment after which he
slashed Mrs. Foster a
bout the head and neck
with a knife inflicting
deep wounds. A neigh
bor said that Foster ran out of the
house followed by his wife who
gasped and fell on the steps with
blood gushing from her head and
neck. The police cruiser car arriv
ed on the scene a few moments
later but Foster had fled. Mrs.
Foster was rushed to the Lord
Lister Hospital where she died of
her wounds in the First Aid Boom
at 1:15 p. m.
A sister whose name is not
known fainted upon arriving at
the scene of the blood spattered
porch. After being revived she
swore vengeance upon the prob
able slayer of her sister.
WHAT A SUBSCRIBER THINKS
OF THE OMAHA GUIDE
July 27, 1935
Mr. C. C. Galloway
2418 Grant St.
The present Omaha Guide shows that someone has
awakened to the fact that we must and shall have a wide awake
circulation of an up and coming Negro paper, in the city of
Omaha. One that we can readily appreciate and gladly recom
mend eevn to our out-of-town friends.
I receive my paper promptly, every Friday. I really
enjoy reading it. It was through Mr. Sutton's interesting ap
peal, that I subscribed for the Guide, but it is due to the fact
that the Guide has become a real newspaper, that makes me
continue my subscription.
I shall be glad to do all I can to make the Guide a big
ger and better paper. [
Mrs. A- Baldwin,
2910 No. 26th St.
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