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VOLUME IX OMAHA, NEBRASKA, SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 1935 NUMBER TWENTY-FIVE
MRS. GREENFIELD ENTERTAINS
MRS. H. R. GREENFIELD
Mrs. H. R. Greenfield, 1005 No. 49th street, has fully re
covered from her severe illness. Mrs. Greenfield royally entertain
ed the expected groom from Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. J. C. Carter, in her
beautiful Dundee home at a dinner party. Mr. Carter who has been
the house guest of Mrs. Martha Smith, will return to Omaha soon
for an indefinite stay.
PROMINENT DALLAS DENTIST IS
IN SEARCH FOR ESTRANGED WIFE
—ENDS LIFE JUMPING OFF BRIDGE
ST. LOUIS.—Eight days after he
leaped to his death from the munici
pal bridge into the Mississippi river,
the body of Dr. Everett A. Ewing, 29,
prominent dentist of Dallas, Texas,
was recovered at 7 o’clock Monday
morning, September 9, at the foot of
Dr. Ewing was the son of W. E.
Ewing, president of the People’s
Undertaking company and the Peo
plo’s Mutual Life Insurance compa
ny of Dallas. His grandfather, the
Rev. A. S. Jackson, has been pas
tor of the New Hope Baptist church
in Dallas for 30 years. The young
dentist as the nephew of the Rev. 1
Maynard Jackson, also of Dallas.
The body was pulled from the
river by Chauncey Davis, 5821 Wa- !
ter street and Joseph Grass, white,
725 E. Davis street. When found
Dr. Ewing was wearing a dark gray
suit, white shirt with green stripes,
a gray checkered tie with red dots,
brown leather belt, blue socks and
black oxford shoes.
At first the body was thought to
be that of a white man and was tak
en by Peetz undertakers, white, ac
companied by Patrolman Leonard
Weisser, white, to City hospital No.
1 where he was pronounced dead by
Dr. Erwin Crecelius of the hospital
staff. Later the body was taken to
the city morgue.
Identified by Dr. Townsend
Dr. Arthur M. Townsend, physi
cian at 823 N. 'Jefferson avenue, life
long friend of Dr. Ewing, identified
the body at the morgue. The trade
name in his coat showed that the
suit had been purchased at Sanger
Dr. Ewing, according to friends,
here, had been despondent for some
time because of domestic difficulties.
A young woman who asked that her
name be withheld said she was with
the dentist on several occasions be
fore he took his life and that he ap
peared to be in low spirits and talk
ed of ending his life.
“He and I were old sweethearts”,
the woman said, “and at one time
we were engaged to be married.
“Whenever he came to St. Louis,
he always looked me up and the
day before he died I knew from his
actions and manner that he was lab
oring under a great strain and that
he was quite unhappy. I am shocked
that he would do such a thing. We
were in school together in Texas”,
Before he left Texas, it was learn
ed from friends, Dr^ Ewing was high
ly nervous and high strung, especial
ly during the last two months. Since
"he left home a month ago, friends
had worried about his mental state.
Broke With Father
Unconfirmed reports state that
Dr. Ewing broke with his father.
Dr. Ewing was enroute by bus to
New York but when he reached St.
Louis he cancelled his plans. The bill
fold that was taken off his person
contained a receipt from the Grey
hound Management company, Cleve
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CHAS. ALSTON ENTER
TAINED AT RECEPTION
A lovely recepton was given in
honor of Mq Charles Alston, Tues
day night at the Woodson Center.
Many friends were present to wit
ness this'lovely occasion, with tokens
and encouraging remarks. A program
was rendered, with Mrs. Gertrude
James, as mistressof ceremonies ,at
which time, Mr. Alston, a pupil of
Miss Flickinger, sang three beauti
ful numbers, one with German in
terpretation, He was accompanied by
Miss Addie Foxall at the piano. Mr.
Alston is a graduate of the South
High school, where he is on the Na
tional Honor Society. He also won
first place in the Nebraska State Mu
sic contest, and the Omaha contest.
He leaves the city Thursday morn
ing for Des Moines, Iowa to enter
Drake University, where he received
a scholarship. Mr. Alston lives at 26
27 Jefferson street.
Great Britian To Uphold League
BANK IN LARGEST ALL-NEGRO TOWN
RE-OPENED; FINANCED BY WEATHY
OIL OPERATOR—CLOSED TWO YEARS
W. T. Brown ,prominent Morti
cian, was elected mayor of
Bronzeville (south dde of Chi
cogo) at the Savoy Baalroom,
Saturday night, September 7.
! Brown’s plurality was 9,000 votes,
'over candidates, Dr. Hawkins, Dr.
Hutchins, and Dr. Gray. Mayor
Brown is now the representative
of over 80,000 Chicago Negroes.
This election featured a cabaret
dance with music furnished by
Earl Hines, Nat Cole, at the
Savoy Ballroom 47th So. Park
way- After the elect-ion a host
of workers and friends of the
Mayor’s was entertained at his
home. Those present were: Mr.
and Mrs. Euclide Taylor, Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Abbott, Mr. and Mrs.
B. Grant, Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Jefferson, Mr- and Mrs. Stewart
Hedgepath, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie
Pliek, Mr. and Mrs. Simms, and
It is expected that within the
month the mayor will install his
cabinet from the above mentioned
Boley, Okla., Sept. 12—(By Roscoe
Dunjee for ANP)—On Monday,
September 9, 1935 at 10 A. M., the
Farmers State Bank of Boley, Okla
homa, will open its doors to the pub
lic. The re-opening of this bank will
give added impetus to the business
activity of the rapidly growing city
of Boley, the largest exclusive Negro
city in the country.
The old Framers and Merchants
bank was closed some two years ago
at the death of its President and or
ganizer, Mr. D. J. Turner, who was
killed in an attempted bank robbery.
The State Banking Commissioner
Mr. Howard C. Johnson has designat
ed the new Farmers State as the
bank through which the final divi
dend of the old Farmers and Merch
rnt~ State Bank will be paid on Sep
This bank will undoubtedly be one
of the safest institutions of its kind
in the country. Deposits will be in
sured under the FDIC. Coupled with
this the bank is financed by Forest
Anderson, who needs no introduction
to the people of Oklahoma. Mr. An
derson is without doubt one of the
wealthiest and most successful Ne
groes in the country, having vast
farm and oil holdings. While the for
tunes of the country’s financial lead
ers have been depleted and in a large
number of instances wiped away dur
ing which we are emerging, Mr. An
derson’s fortune has grown. Under his
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One Hurt In
Three Omahans barely escaped
serious injury Sunday afternoon,
September 8, when a car, driven
by Alfred J. Elliott, plunged in
to a ditch, just south of Papilion,
Miss Isabel Powell and Mr. Al
fred Elliott, who was riding in
the front seat, was uninjured.
Wayne Harris was in the rear
seat, hurt his arm, which at first
was believed to be fractured.
Mr. Elliott had gone out to
Camp Brwester after Miss Powell,
taking Wayne Harris along with
him, and from camp they were to
go just south of Papillion to visit
some people. They were about
three miles south of Papillion
when the accident occured. Sev
eral cars stopped and tried to
pull Elliott's car out of the ditch,
but could not. Mr. Elliott and
Miss Powell walked to a farm
house and called *Camp Brewster
and notified the camp Matron
that Miss Powell would be late.
Mr. Elliott then went to another
farm house where he hired a
tractor to pull his car out of the
mud. Miss Powell said she did
not mind as long as she was with
ITALIAN-ETHIOPIAN SITUATION TAKES
ON GRAVE ASPECT—INTER
__NATIONAL CONFLICT FEARED
Free Classes At
Classes will be resumed at the
North Side “Y” in Sewing, Op
portunity School, Shorthand and
Typing, Personality and Knitting
the week of September 16th.
All persons interested call WE
1639 for further information.
All Girl Reserve Club activities
will begin on Tuesday, Septem
Dr. Dogan Visits
Los Angeles, Calif., Sept. 12—
(ANP)—Dr. M. W. Dogan, president
of Wiley College, Marshall, Texas,
who is visiting this city, told gradu
ates, former students and friends of
the institution here last week that
the prospecs for a gala year are
brighter this year than any previous
year during his forty years as presi
dent of the Texas college.
Carey’a Naborhood Grocery has
purchased a New Ford V-8 and
announces that they are now able
to g*ive instant delivery service.
DELTA SIGMA THETA CONVENTION
The 13th annual convention of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority meeting in Los Anielies last week took! California by storm, their artist’s recital, radio
broadcast, open meeting and forum luncheons attended by the public, created a profound impression. Officers eledeted for the ensuing year are pictured
abo\e. Reading from left to right, they are: Miss Marion L. Palmer, Norfolk, Va., treasurer; Miss Fay M* Jackson, Los Angeles, Journalist; Miss Mary
k°u La\is, Shie\eport, La., National Vice-President and Miss Edna M. Kinchion, Belton, Texas, Secretary. In the center of the front row dressed in
white is Mrs. Jeanette Triplette Jones, retiring president.
“’Great Britain will throw its
whole weight behind the League of
Nations covenant, in its entirety,”
was the declaration of Sir Samuel
Hoare, British foreign minister to
the League assembly Wednesday at
Geneva, according to the Associated
The delegates of the smaller na
tions greeted the speech with en
thusiasm and said it was the great
est speech ever delivered before the
League by a British statesman.!
The English foreign minister
warned the world that if the League
failed to enforce the peaceful set
tlement of the Italian-Ethiopian dis
j pute, the “main bridge’ ’binding Eng
land to the continent will have col
The speech was a friendly warning
to »Italy that England would be
strong in urging opppQsition to any
unprovoked war against Ethiopia.
Tecle Hawariate, the small Ethi
| opian delegate, spoke in French. He
declared the Ethiopians would wel
come help for the country develop
ment providing that help was dis
French delegates pointed out that
Premier Laval would be forced to ad
here to England’s policy if the League
is to be saved from collapse.
! From Rome comes the news that
Italy is worried over the concentra
tion of armed Senussies (a North Af
rican Moslem sect) on the border of
Libya, an Italian possession.
Newspapermen claim Senussites
are hired fighting tribes who fled
across the border into Egypt follow
ing the denomination of Libya by
But Rome wants to know who is
furnishing these tribesmen with guns
Joe Lewis Trains
For Max Baer
HEAVYWEIGHT GETS IN TRIM
NEW YORK—Max Baer is
gaining rapidly as the betting
favorite to stop Joe Louis in
their fight here at Yankee sta
dium, Sept. 24.
When the bout was first set
Jack Doyle, betting commis
sioner, put the odds at 3 to 1 on
Louis. But the best heard
around now is 9 to 5 and Baer
money is not scarce. The guess
is that by fight time, Louis will
be about 6 to 5.
There are a lot of people who
would bet that Baer knocks out
Louis but they want 8 to I odds.
By Russell J. Cowans
POMPTON LAKES, N. J<—That
Joe Louis's fistic qualifications are
not confined to hs tremendous punch
ing, but that he also is a very celever
boxer, was demonstrated to the more
than two thousand fans who crowded
into Dr. Bier’s Health Training Camp
here Sunday afternoon to watch the
Brown Bomber in action.
Salvatore Ruggirella was the new
spar mate who came to camp Mon
day to work with Louis. Dean, Glov
er and Larry Johnson were given
their discharge papers. Roy Williams
who fights Lou Scozza on the Louis
Baer card, and Tiger Flowers, are
still in camj>.
Limits Efforts to Boxing
Instead of resorting to bludgeon
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Detroit Heavy Weight Gets in Trim for Max Baer
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