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About The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19?? | View Entire Issue (Sept. 28, 1935)
Rev. Conwell is recovering from a
short spell of illness.
Miss Pauline Offord of 2431 Wood
land ave., Kansas City, Mo., is spend
ing a fortnight with Mrs. Christine
Miss Nevair Golden, of Rust Col
lege, in Mississippi, stopped in Oma
ha and visited relatives and friends.
She is stopping at the home of her
aunt, Mrs. Penrose, 1518 No. 19.
Mrs. Anderson Martin is expecting
her father, Rev. H. H. Curtis, pastor
of The First Baptist church of Jop
lin, Mo., some time next week. Rev.
Curtis is a 32nd Degree Mason and
a Grand Lodge officer.
Mrs. Josephine Martin-Bell
gave a linen shower in honor of
Mrs. Fredric Banks, the former j
Claretta Biddiex, on September
Mr. and Mrs. George Mitchell, 2508
Parker, recently returned after hav
ing attended the National Baptists v
convention. They reported having had
a fine convention, one of the best in
history. Mr. Mitchell represented the
Pleasant Green Baptist Church.
Mrs. Augusta Stephens, 616 N. 46,
returned last week from a two week
vacation from Pueblo, Colorado, vis
iting her sister-in-law and brother,
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Peoples. On her
return home she stopped in Denver
with friends. She reported having a
M.'ss Leona Davis ,17, 2207
Seward, is critieall yill in a local
hospital ,suffering from what is
believed to be a tumor of the
brain. Miss Davis was formerly
employed by the Johnson Drug
store as ‘Dairy Maid’.
Mrs. Gertrude Montgomery, 1632
N. 22, entertained out of town guests,
Mrs. Rose Jvory and her daughter,
Fanny, from Portland, Oregon, they
arrived Wednesday night and. left
Friday morning for Augusta, Ga., to
enter her daughter in school. A party
was given in their honor on Thurs
day night, covers were laid for nine.
After tile dinner the evening was
spent in playing cards and dancing.
Mrs. Sadie Cumming and her niec
es, MLss Delores Horne and Miss
Thelma Page, spent the week-end in
Lincoln, Nebraska, Visiting her sister
and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
Bishop Wm, A. Washington and
wife, Mrs. C. P. Jones, the wife of
the senior Bishop of the Church of
Christ, Bro. Relf, of Los Angeles,
and Mrs. S. J. McIntyre, the pastor's
wife of Christ Temple, were visitors
at the home of Rev. Rurckhardt and
The California party was returning
from an extended trip thru the
Eastern States where they reported
a great tiny?. The Bishop’s party
spent one evening in Philadelphia
with our own Rev. J. H. Jackson,
who has recently been elected secre
tary of the foreign mission board of
tho Baptist churches, with head
quarters in Africa.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfern Geary, 2601
Patrick Ave., had as their house
guest, Miss Alice Neal, of Parsons,
Kansas. Miss Neal motored to Omaha
with Miss Mary Lee of Topeka, who
was the guest of Mrs. Macy, 2710
Corby. Both ladies are school teach
ers in Parsons.
Miss Neal was escorted to several
social functions by Mr. Jerome Han
cock. Mr. Hancock recently received
his masters degree at Louisville, Ky.
He was also a student at Howard uni
The three young visitors were roy
ally entertained by the many friends
of the Geary’s and Macey’s.
Miss Neal and Miss Lee spent the
entire summer motoring through the
south ending in Omaha. They left
saying they enjoyed Omaha very
The First Nationally Known Ne
gro Politician, who was a close
friend of Abraham Lincoln.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Scott of Om
aha, Mr. Jesse Davis of Kansas
City ,Kansas ,and Mrs. Cousins
and daughter, Delores ,of Denver,
were breakfast guests of Mrs.
Gertrude Galloway, Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Herndon
visit in Des Moines. They also
returned Sunday from a week’s
visit in Oskaloosa, Iowa.
Rev. George W. Slater, Jr., re
turned last week from the con
ference in Des Moines. Mrs. Slat
er went to Clinton ,Iowa, to visit
friends and relatives.
Funeral services for Mrs. E.
Blackburn who died in an Omaha
hospital Saturday morning, were
held Thursday morning, at the
Bethel A. M. E. church ,at 3 p. m.
Rev. George W. Slater, Jr., of
ficiated. Mrs. Blackburn was an
old resident of the city and she
rill be missed by all of her many
Miss Claretta V. Biddiex, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Biddiex,
2218 N. 27 Ave., and Fredric Banks,
nephew of Atty. and Mrs. H. J.
Pinkett, 2118 N. 25 street, taken
their nuptual vows Sunday after
no o n at St. Phillips Episcopal
church, with Father Victor E. Holly
Only relatives of the couple and a
few intimate friends witnessed the
simple but impressive ceremony.
A number of showers and social
affairs have been planned in honor
of Mr. and Mrs. Banks. They are at
home at 2118 N. 25 stret.
Mrs. Sayles and
Mrs. G. S. Sayles, accompanied by
a party of six, namely, Mrs. Victoria
Turner, Mrs. Hill, Rev. Carter, and
Rev. and Mrs. W. E. Fort, returned
recently from New York City where
they attended the National Baptist
convention. Mrs. Sayles was a repre
sentative in the woman’s convention
and the general convention. Both Ne
braska and Kansas are proud of her.
They stayed in the aj£. one week,
and motored through > states of
Canada, Chicago, and stopped over in
Michigan for a few days. The entire
The entire trip was made without
any motor trouble. The trip was
made in Rev. Fort’s Packard car.
Mrs. .Sayles spent Sunday in Des
Moines where she was the guest solo
ist at the Corinthian Baptist church,
Sunday morning and evening. She
was also guest soloist at the Maple
Street Baptist church where Rev. W.
E. Fort delivered a soul-stirring mas
sage. Mrs. F. Sayles will spend Sun- f
day in Lincoln, after which she will a
return home, to Topeka, Kansas, and a
return to Omaha about the middle of c
November for a revival. i
1809 ABRAHAM LINCOLN 1865
Employs 200 Negroes
At Louisville, Ky.
New York, N. Y., Sept. 28—When
tho U. S. Supreme Court made pub
lis its ruling recently that the NRA
was unconstitutional, and therefore
its benefits to labor would have to
cease, 200 Negroes in Louisville, Ky.,
got panicky for a while.
They were the workers who were
making thousands of barrels for the
Schenly Distillers Corp. The prospect
of losing the benefits of the 8-hour
day, 40-hour week, had sped dizzily
before their eyes. This occured two
Today, a newspaper survey reveals,
these workers, employed at the Chess
& Wymond cooperage plant in Louis
ville, still enjoy the NRA privileges
they obtained before the “death
knell” was sounded.
Many of them are former cotton- j
dickers and farm hands who were
‘.ocustomed to working long hours—
is many as 16 a day in some instanc
es—before they learned to make bar
rels for Schenley. Many have large
families and are grateful for the se
: urity their jobs offer them.
Their employer is glad to employ
Negro help at the barrel plant, and
in various other occupations it was
revealed, because of their keen apti
tude for this kind of work.
For the most part, they perform
their duties cheerfully, singing most
of the time.
Mr. William Conwell, son of Rev.
and Mrs. W. C. Conwell of Clair M.
E. Church, left Saturday night, Sep
tember 21, for Rust College in Holly
springs, Miss. Mr. Conwell was a
/ory active leader of the younger
church groups and also a prominent
member of the younger social set of
this city. He was feted with farewell
vxrlties and received many parting
gifts. A party of young people ac
ompanied him to the train. We wish
Mr. Conwell much success in his
Notice, Subscribers: If you don’t
get your pap'r by Saturday, 2 p. m..
call Webster 1750. No reduction in
ubscripfions unless request is com
Chicagoans Visit City
Mrs. Nora Maxey and grand
daughter, Miss Lillian Janies, of
Chicago, Illinois, have been visiting
at the home of her step-mother, Mrs.
Dudley Maeey, 1911 N. 28th street,
and sisters, Mrs. Forysteen Bur
roughs, Mrs. Catherine Woods, and
Mrs. Myrtle Stringer. While in the
city, Mrs. Myrtle Stringer enter
tained with a lovely dinner party at
h -r home, 2617 Caldwell, for Mrs.
Maxey and Miss James. They left for
fV>eir home Saturday, September 21.
Mrs. Maxey expressed regrets at
having to leave so soon, but in order
to enter Miss James in school, they
were forced to go.
Mrs. Hiram, Greenfield was called
to Chicago last week because of the
death of a life-long friend, an old set
tle.’ of Chicago, Mr. M. P. Moten. Mrs.
Greenfield left Friday and will remain
in Chicago, ten days. Mrs. Moten plans
to come to Omaha soon.
Noted Boston Organisl
Boston, Mass., Sept. 28, (B\
E. W. Clark for AJNTP)—ditkem
of both races and representin';
all walks of life, gathered at th<
Twelfth Baptist Church her<
last Thursday to pay final trib
jute to Mrs. Jesse Eleanor John
J son Shaw, who for 50 years hac
served the church as organist
Following the funeral services
! the body was laid to rest in the
Mt. Hope cemetary.
The 7th Annual Harvest Festival
of Hillside Presbyterian Church will
be held on Sunday, October 6th. This
is the most beautiful of all the serv
ices of the year, and hundreds oi
church-goers look forward to it. At
4 o'clock in the afternoon, The Har
vest Musical will be given by guest
singers from the First Methodist and
Dundee Churches, the chorus that
took part in the Mid-West Festival
is asked to appear on the program
singing “Steal Away”, by Smith, and
the “Hallelujah Chorus” by Handel.
Rev. John S. Wilfems is pastor.
A DIFFERENT LINE
“Steve prides himself on calling
a spade a spade.”
“Yes. But he puts in a few adjec
tives when he gets out in the gar
den and tries to use one.”
Dialogue overheard on the beach
at a southern coast resort. Small
boy to mother:
“Mammy, may I go in to swim?"
“Certainly not, my dear.”
“But daddy is swimming.”
“Yes, dear; but he’s insured.”
Such a Relief!
Mrs. Flynn—This neighborhood
seems pretty noisy, Mrs. O’Brien.
Mrs. O’Brien—Yes; the only time
there’s any peace here is whin the
trams drown the noise.
And Maybe Again at Christmas
“When you quarreled today yon
let your husband have the last
word. That was not usual.”
“No, but I wanted to give him a
little pleasure; It’s his birthday.”
Next Best Thing
“Living with her people, I suppose
your wife can’t threaten to go home
when she gets mad at you.”
“No, she threatens to send me
home to father.”—Cincinanti En
ONCE REPRESENTED RACE IN HALLS OF CONGRESS
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that he was innocent.
No attempt was made to prove
that he was innocent and the jury
had hardly entered the jury room
for deliberation and the pisoner
returned to his cell to await their
verdict, before a mob began mill
ing around the jail and talk of
lynching the prisoner was start
ed. Despite this warming, the
sheriff failed to seek additional
help to prevent any mob voilenee,
instead he placed three guards on
duty and “hid the keys” to the
The lynching persecution has
caused little or no comment here,
[ but there is much apprehension
on the part o fvvhites as to the ef
fect the “outrage” will have
I upon the attendance of the Uni
versity of Mississippi which is lo
, cated here. Many have expressed
the fear that parents who do not
condone lynching but who be
lieve in letting the law take its
course, will shy at permitting
| their children to attend the Uni
versity located in a town where a
man ,who is facing certain legal
execution can be lynched so
easily and the law disregarded
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atmosphere the Little Rock dail
ies, leading papers in the state,
contrary to custom, carried only
a small item inconspicuously
placed on the inside of their
sheets. White friends of the boys
made the first effort in their be
half and brought the matter to
the attention of the Little Rock
branch of the N. A. A. C. P. The
local branch dispatched a repre
sentative to the scene of t h e
trial and alleged crime. His re
port indicated that Arkansas
had another Scottsboro tragedy
on its hands and the local branch
launched an effort to appeal to
the Supreme Court from the ver
dict of the lower court.
It appears that ,over a period
of several months, beginning
j last October ,many burglaries,
holdups and less serious crimes
were committed in Mississippi
county with the law enforce
ment officers apparently im
potent. The climax in the region
of felonies and misdemeanors
was reached the night of Janu
ary 12, when some miscreant shot
from ambush and slightly
wounded the sheriff who was on
the lookout for thieves who had
I been pilfering articles from
; autos parked near the golf
links two miles from the city.
Immediately the usual police
| dragnet was thown out. Jim
I Caruthers and Bubbles Clayton,
both 19 years of age, and prev
iously charged with minor of
fenses, were arrested as sus
The accused were subject to the
application of the “third de
gree” in most brutal severity as
the boys’ clothing ,now in posses
sion of their parents, indicates.
This inhuman treatment lasted
for three or four days. When
the officers despaired of wring
ing a confession from the boys,
one of their number informed
the boys that a white woman
would be bought in to identify
On the stand the prosecuting
witness recited an improbable
story. She testified that she and
a male companion were seated in
an auto parked by the roadside
at 8 or 9 o’clock at night; that
two Negroes passed them, re
traced their steps, covered them
with a revovler and forced them
to get out of the car. She furth
er stated that at the point of the
pistol the man was forced to lie
face down in the ditch by the
road-side and she was forced
back in the car; tha, while one
man held the gun on her com
panion, the other raped her; and
that the men then changed
places and she was raped a sec
The most interesting part of
the prosecuting witness’ testi
mony was that in connection
with the matter of her identifica
tion of the men. She testified
that both wore handkerchief
masks and yet she. was able,
after an interim of six weeks, to
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