The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, February 01, 1936, CITY EDITION, Image 1

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Several New Members
Added To Lodge In
Membershlo Drive
Iroque's Lodge, No. 92, Elks Of
World Forgtir-ig To Front Un
der Lefilersbio Of E. G-ant,
Fourteen candidates were on
rolldl as members of Iroquois
Lodge N'o. 92, Sunday, January
2Gili at the Elk's hall. This
was the third class of new mem
bers taken in since the electfon
of the new officers of the lodge.
There are approximately thirty
applications now pending for
membership in the lodge, which
will be initiated just as soon as
the membership and investiga
tion committee of the lodge can
make their report.
Elmer Gant. E'xaultej Ruler,
stated “that if the applications
continue to come in in the fut
ure, as they have in the past,
that Iroquois Ix>dge membership
will be more than three hun
dred by March 1, 1936 Seven
teen old members have been re
instated since December, 1935.
The closing date for the ac
ceptance of application for new
members, and the reinstatement
of old members lias been con
tinued indefnitely, because of
the extreme cold weather.
A special effort is being
made, led by P. M. Harris,
Grand Organizer to have the
old members re-instated.
The new class initiated Sun
day, consiste dof: Ruben Had
not, Cunny Wilson, W. Simpson,
E. J. Palmer, E. Remley, Tom
Jones. H. Langston, T. Fennell,
R. L. Wh ting, Terry Cole; re
instated R. S. Parson.
The hall consists of lounge
and private bar, meeting hall,
auditorium used for private
parties and dances. Many or
ganizations are now using the
Elk’s home for rneetigns and
private parties. Mrs. Goldye
Simmons, (Wallace) is the lady
(Continued on Page 5)
Dr. Harry Eugene Ford since
1928 has been i director of 1 lie
exclusive Hinsdale Sanitar urn,
located near Chicago, where he
served as secretary of the board
and had charge of Electric The
raphv, has accepted the post of
Ccneral Manager of the new
Riverside Sanitarium, being es
tablished by the Seventh Day
Adventists at Nashville, Tenn.
London, Feb. 1—(ANP)—Jeni
LeGon, sensational young danc
ing star who came here from a
Hollywood film success to ap
pear in “Follow the Sun," a
musical revue, likes London,
she, stated in an interview last
week. However, she pointed out
that, she has run up against
quite a bit of prejudice caused
by Negroes in the past “ruin
ing things. ’’
The youthful celebrity is in
Manchester where the show had
its premiere on December 23
and is to remain for five weeks
unti l it. comes here for an indef
inite run. The revue is being
staged by Buddy Bradley, form
erly with Jack Pearce in New
York, and an English lad, Fred
die Ashton .Jeni has tw’o num
bers, one with the choir and at
mosphere people .and the other
all alone which is the only single
thus far.
Her passage over on the
Champlain, a French liner, was
marred only by sea sickness
which bothered her four of the
seven days and prevented her
appearance at the big fete, the
Captain’s dinner, at which oth
er professionals on the ship
rendered numbers.
Three Plead Not
Guilty in Wash
ington Shooting
Washington, D. C-, Feb. 1 (A
N. P ) Pleading not guilty to the
charges of assault with a deadly
weapon in connection with the,
shooting of Steve Shelton, George
Washington University student,
who was shot several weeks ago
in a hold-up, Stephen Carrington,
Stonewall Jackson and Richard
Mitchell were held to the grand
jury, under bonds ranging from
$5,000 to $8,000, with* Mitchell,
who was charged with having
fired the shots drawing the $8,000
Preferred Death
To Louisiana
Prison: Gets It
Huntsville, Tenn-, Feb. 1, (A. N.
P ) Expresing his preference for
I death in the electric chair to a 50
year term In a Louisiana prison,
Henry Carr, went to his death in
the electric chair Wednesday morn
ing at the State Prison, for the
murder of his wife.
Carr, just prior to the murder
of his wife, had escaped from a
Louisiana prison, where he was
serving a 50-year sentence for a
murder. A few days after return
ing here, he killed his wife Odes
sa in an altercation and was placed
under arrest. Fingerprints taken
before the trial identified him as
ithe escaped convictand he was told
jthat Louisiana had a prior claim
on him
Describing the conditions in the
Louisiana penal institution as
bestial and inhuman, Carr urged
local authorities to refuse the re
quest for extradition and to pro
ceed with the trial,' declaring “I
would rather die in the electric
chair than to have to go through
the hell at that prison.” He was
given ris preferment and was
found guilty of murder In the first
degree and sentenced to death.
Race Man Is Sec
retary Of Sanit
arium Board
H. E. Ford Has Had Unique
Career In Prominent White
Chicago, Feb, i—(ANT”) —
Since 1928 Harry Eugene Ford
has been a member of the Board
of Directions of the swanky
Hinsdale Sanitarium and Hos
pital, Hinsdale, Illinois, nud
since 19.32 he has served as the
secretary of the same board.
He 's perhaps the only Nergo
in the United States who holds
such a position in a prominent,
privately endowed white insti
Before his election to the
Sanitarium Board, Dr. Ford had
been employed in the X-ray de
partment. His distinguished
work in this field attracted the
attention of more than 70 doc
tors of the community and
brought the institution such pat
ronage that its laboratories had
to he enlarged several titoivs
Now, consisting of three units,
it is equipped to give treatments
as well as do fluroscopic work.
Later the electnc-therapy de
partment of the Hospital was
placed under the supervision
of Dr. Buford. Since his connec
tion with the institution in 1919,
Dr. Ford has taught Bacteri
ology, Chemistry, and E'ectric
therapy to student nurses. For
a number of years he has head
e dthe purchasing department
of the Sanitarium.
He was born in V’incennes,
Indiana, is a graduate of Beech
wood Academy, Wabash Valley
Sanitarium (Nurses School),
and Purdue University, and
has pursued radiological stud
ies in Chicago. During the war
he was stationed at Des Mo nes,
the 'only Negro in a personnel
of 900 stationed there; for the
whole period he did X-ray and
laboratory work in the General
ITe has recently accepted the
position of genera' manager of
the new Riverside Sanitarium to
he established by Seventh-day
Adventi sts in Nasvhille, Tenn.
350 More Beds For
Tuskegee IT. S.
Vet Hospital
Washington, Jan. 31, (A. N. P )
Announcement was made at the
Veterans Administration here on
Thursday that a new adidtion to
the Tuskegee Veterans’ Facility
will be started at once- The new
structure will house 350 patients
and will raise the capacity of the
hospital to 1500- At present ap
plications for admittance to the
hospital are being turned down
constantly due to lack of space
for additional occupants. Requests
for admission are received from
every section of the coutnry but
particularly from the South where
in many of the Veterans’ Hospi
tals designated to receive Negro
patients, facilities are inadequate
and unsatisfactory.
Miss Ida L. Jackson, Grand
Bastions of the Alpha Kappa
Sorority, who with Dr. Dorothy
Boulding Ferebee, director of
the organization’s health pro
ject, had an hour's conference
with Mrs. Franklin D. Roose
velt at the White House. Mrs.
Roosevelt was deeply interest
ed iu the achievement initiated
and carried on by thus group of
young colored college women
and discussed means of furth
ering the effort. In addition
some of the problems affecting
Negro women in America were
considered during the„ confer
ence with the country’s First
Robeson Opens
European Con
cert Tour
London, Jan. 31 (ANP)— Fresh
from Hollywood, California, where
ho was filmed as one of the stars
in the film version of ‘Showboat’
Paul Robeson, internationally
known singer and actor, made a
triumphal entre in concert circles
.here last Thursday night when he
'appeared in a concert at Albert
This marks the first of a series
I of concerts in England and on the
continent by Robeson. His program
last Thursday night comprised
Negro spirituals, American folk
songs and Russian songs.
Eight Cents Closes
Active Account of
Over Thirty Years
Martin Pederson, for more than
30 years a resident of Omaha,
moved to Lomita, California, re
cently. This week J- E. Davidson,
president of the Nebaska Power
Company, received from him the
following letter:
“I am remitting 8 cents by post
office money order for final bill.
I made a mistake of a few cents
when I purchased this order and
you can credit the surplus to prof
it and loss.
“J sure appreciate our friendly
relations for the last 30 years.
Thirty years without the slightest
friction or misunderstanding is a
record for both of us be proud
In a letter in reply, Davidson
echoed the same sentiment.
Firemen in country districts
in England arc experiemnting
with short wave radio sets on
their trucks with which they
can communicate over a range
of 20 miles to summon help or
receive orders.
Urban League Opens
Annual Contest In
Fellowship Award
The National Urban League
announces its annual competi
tive examination for Fellow
ships .n social work for oojored
students .Applicants must be
graduates of or candidates for
graduation from accredited col
leges. Successful candidates will
receive tuition and monthly
stipedfl valued together at ap
proximately $1,000 for the
school year.
•some or tne schools to which
League Fellows have ltccn as
signed are the New York School
of Social Work, the graduate
School for Social administra
tion of the University of Chic
ago, Bryan Mawr College and
the University of Pittsburgh.
Applications must be filed
before March 1st, 1936, on
forms furnished by the Nation
al Urban League which may be
secured by writing to T. Ar
nold Hill, Acting Executive
Secretary, 1133 Broadway, room
826, New York City. The ex
amination will be held later in
School Authorities
Bar Langston
Hughes In Gary
Gary, Ind., Feb. 1—Because they
believed his communistic and ath
eistic doctrines would be expound
ed should he make his scheduled
appearance at the faculty forum
of the Roosevelt high school, Ne
gro school here, the school board
last Monday cancelled the engage
ment of Langston Hughes, noted
Hughes, lecturing in Chicago at
that time, was notified by wire
that he could not appear. The tele
gram was sent by Theodore Ta
tum, Roosevelt principal, on ord
ers of the school board led by Dr.
William A. Wirt, superintendent.
Ur. Wirt is nationally known as
an avowed Red-baiter through
his attacks two years ago on the
New Deal cabinet of President
whom he termed “radicals seeking
to overthrow the government."
The local authorities declared they
would permit the use of school
buildings for no person who might
cause students to be dissatisfied
with the existing formi of govern
Hughes, who has a play, “Mul
atto," on Broadway at the pres
ent time and is the author of four
published books, was barred a year
ago from appearing in the Los
Angeles Negro branch of the Y.
M- C. A because of his ‘“unchris
tian” beliefs. Previously he was
deported from Japan because of
his communistic theories.
Week End Drawl
Take Toll Of
Three Livos
Birmingham, Ala., Feb. l(ANF)
Shootings and cuttings took a
toll of three lives here over the
week-end when Sam Goodwin
and KdtFe Deneen were shot
to death during a dice game
and Jim Harris was fatally
[stabbed. Police are sarching
for the assailants.
Selects Negrro Woman
As Rendering: Service
Chester, Pa., Feb. 1—In mak
ing its annual award to the
person rendering the commun
ity the greatest service during
1935, the Kiwauis club of Chest
er has selected Mrs. Ruth 1j.
Ben net, a nationally known
eUt bwoninn and a prominent
social worker for that honor.
So far as it is known th's is
the first time that this honor
has been extended to a colored
Mrs. Bennett will he award
ed the medal, Tuesday, .Janu
ary 28, at a public meeting.
Mrs. Bennett’s selection, accord
ing to Norris JIall, chairman of
the nominating committee came
only after several committee
Mrs. Bennett is founder of
the eluh i>r women and girls
located here and known as the
liuth li. Bennett Home. For
several years she was president
of the Pennsylvania Federation
of Colored Women’s C ubs. Her
selection has aroused w'de
[Kpread approval and the Che.sIN
er Daily Times in on editorial
Thursday said, “The Kiwanis
Selection Could Not Have Been
asks charter;
Application was made to the
Grand «Exalted Ruler of the Elks
last week for a charter to be is
sued to the Junior Herd of Elks
composed of boys between the
ages of 12 and 18, sponsored by I
Iroquois Lodge 92 and approved
by J. Elmer Gant exalted ruler
Organized by M. L Harris, grand
organizer of the Elks- The fol
lowing boys are charter members j
1. Norman Ross, 2226 Burdette,
sponsored by R, Simmons; Spen
cer Jacobs, 3009 Lindsey, R. L- I'
Williams, sponsor; Theosa Stone,
264 Burdette, Dr. C- Singleton,
sponsor; Anton Peak, 2811 Ohio
St, R. Bates, sponsor; John Brad
ley, 2863 Corby, Leonard Norris,
sponsor; Floys Webb, 2864 Bin
ney St, W. P. Williams, sponsor;
Jas Simmons, 2414 Erskine, W.
L. Simmons, sponsor; I. Long
mire, 2716 Maple, Dr. C- Morris,
sponsor; I. McCane, 2622 Patrick
Geo. Hardy, sponsor; Jas. Wil
liams, 2638 Seward, I. H. Emer
son, sponsor; Ernie Macklin, 2909
26th- St-, W- Harmon, sponsor;
Jonathon Maybery, 2608 N. 27th.
St., A- Thomas, sponsor; Wra Hus
ton, 3031Pinkney, J. J» Johnson
LeRoy Price, 2716 Parker, N
Brice, sonospr; Andy Barring,
2621 Lake St, Paul Allen sponsor;
Ed- L. Bishop, 2630 Maple, C
Owens; Chas. Morris, 2621 Ohio ,
Chas- Norris; O. Skinner, 2824 N
26th St, J Elmer Gant; H- Avant,
1814 N. 26th St., Paul Holiray,
sponsor; II Barring, 2621 Lake St
; Chas. A- Alexander; Norman
Gray, 2210 N- 26th. St, H. Mosby;
Ed- Martin, 2625 Wirt St , John
; Cartwright, sponsor; Dale Phillips
2874 Corby St, Ed. Holder; Jerry
Vorley, 6617 3. 30th St-, J. D.
Lewis, sponsor; Sylvester Brown,
6511 S. 31 St-, Nat Hunter, spon
sor; Mason Deveou, 2209 N. 25 St,
A- M. Deveaux, sponsor; R. ALex
ar.der, 6524 S. 24 St., Rev. F. J.
(Continued on Page 5)
Dr. Charles Johnson
Says Negro Future
Charles S. Johnson Paints Fu
ture Of Nec>ro As Un
Chicago, Jan. 31—(ANP)—
Describing the future of the Ne
gro within the economic and
social changes taking place On
America ns “gloomily unpre
dictable", Chns. S. Johnson of
Fisk University, regarded as
one of the .ablest sociologists in
America, analyzed here Mon
day night, the situation sur
rounding the race ns n minority
group caught in the midst of
the economic turmoil in which
the country finds itself and sug
gested the type of strategy most
likely to aid the Negro survive
and make progress. Dr. John
son was lecturing as the guest
speaker of the Winter Lecture
Course of the Church of the
Good Sheperd and addressing
an excellent audience which
hung upon his every word and
plied him with written ques
tions at the close of his dis
Dr. Johnson described the de
velopments a n d influences
which had brought an unem
ployed group of 15,000,000 to
the nation. lie smote faeism and
decried the retreat of the in
telligentsia into magic formulas
and incantations, and economic
group planning, collective bar
gaining, buying and marketing
as well as a shouldering of re
sponsibility on the part of those
who have had advantages so as
to help those of the group far
thest down.
Early Beliefs Fall Down
'“We can better understand
the position of the Negro work
er when we note the voilent
changes which have occurred in
America economic life general
(Continued on page lour)
_ ■ — i
Dr. Dorothy Boult] ing Fero
hee, chairman of the Health
Committee of the Alpha Kappa
Alpha Sorority and Miss Ida L.
j Jackson, Grand Basileous, spent
an hour with Mrs. Roosevelt at
the White House recently upon
the invitation of the Pres1!dent’s
wife. They reported upon the
highly significant health pro
ject which the sorority has
conducted in Mississippi for
the past two summers.—(ANP)