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SOCIAL + CLUBS
AFFAIRS ^O-O-C-l-e-I-y" ORGANIZATIONS
Mr. Alfred Elliott honored
Miss Isabel Powell at a sur
prise party at his home, 2134
N. 27th street. And was it a
surprise! Offering Miss Powell
suitable excuse for tnking her
by his home, after having made
a false start to the show, she
found a room filled with per
sons who began singing “Hap
py Birthday To You.” A delic
ious cake wns baked by Mr.
Elliott. Guests were Mr. and
Mrs. Ollle Carter, Mrs. Powell,
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Elliott, Dr.
and Mrs. Jones, Mr. and Mrs.
Leon Neely, Mr. and Mrs.
Bruce Vanoy and non->jn-law,
Mrs. Hattie Page, Mr. Harry
Mason, Mr. J. Coleman, Miss
Annabelle, Mrs. Laura Ann
strong, Miss Thelma Morton
and Mrs. Flossie Clark. The
guests departing exclaiming
what a very nice time they had
When our reporter called
Rev. M. K. Gurry, pastor of
Zion Baptist church, for news
etc., he asked that others be
told of the “Loyalty of the
Zionites’’ for despite the very
inclement weather, h' a flock is
Fabric “Firsts” Arrive for Spring
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By CHERIE NICHOLAS
Until • Tniiniiin iirino—iiin i sijfi
E1 ABIUC “firsts” for mid
* season and spring arc
even at this early dnte stag
ing a great show In big stores
as well as stores not so big.
If nerves are tired and win
ter gloom begins to pall why not
slip away for a few hours from dull
care and go meandering down aisle
after aisle of the new materials?
It will act like a tonic. Try It
There are quite a few things to
learn about the new fabrics. Gen
erally speaking both the linens and
the cottons are taking on a soft
crepey finish which Is “different."
Then, too, there Is a tendency to
ward rough spongy finishes and
novel nuhbed weave*. Patterning*
show decided originality and In In
stances are almost amusing. The
modernized prints depict bars and
music notes, or perhaps shell or
fish motifs and the newest thing
is vegetable designs, and they are
wonderfully good looking. Very
new. too, Is the Tyrolean hnttnn mo
tlf which takes Its cue from the
bright painted wooden buttons that
adorn peasant frocks and smocks
It Is well to keep in mind that
Cottons are scheduled to play a
tremendously important role In the
scheme of things. You will thrill
at the sight of them. The newer
types are positively baffling In that
they so often give the Impression
of being handsome wool suitings
or spongy soft nncruahable linens.
They are that good looking they
may he smartly worn ahont town,
the new nuhbed cotton tweeds mak
ing up most satisfactorily into
tailored jacket suits.
For the do-your-own-sewlng group
the new materials are nothing less
than inspirational. One of the new
comers in the realm of smart cot
tons of which you will be wanting
to order a dreas length at first
glimpse la twin twine print, which
looks more like a soft spongy loose
woven linen canvas than anything
else. You'll love this rough-surfaced
cotton. It Is coed and cnsual,
doesu’t crush, hun practically no
wear-out to It and Is every Inch
smart and attractive In appearance.
It has a hand-loomed effect with
brilliant print on either white or
natural grounda. The patterning Is
Interesting. Including square dot
motifs In bright peasant blues and
reds on nntural, also florals In or
nnge, green and brown. An allorer
scroll patterning In deep red on
natural Is, perhaps, handsomest of
The smart tailored coat frock
pictured to the right Is fashioned
of dark-red-on-natural scroll-pat
ternod twtn-twlne. Black grosgrnln
binds the collar and front closing.
Black bar buttons and patent
leather belt are used aa trim ac
The other gown pictured Is a
spectator sports mode done In a
soft Jersey type fabric of bemberg
with narrow white stripes on deep
toned grounds. The convertible
neckline, ascot scarf and graceful
cape sleeves are each fashion-right.
This handsome fabric wears beauti
fully, resists wrinkling and Is cool,
sleek and slim under your topcoat.
It Is shown also In white grounds
with bright colored stripes for
wear when the warmer days come.
It tubs or dry cleans nicely and eas
ily presses slick and suave as new.
Jersey* type fnbrlca are fnahlon
news this year and are sponsored
by leading designers of Paris, Lon
don and American style centers.
• WMtvrs M*wap«p«r ttslea.
Visits City Hall
Returning to Omaha to attend
the funeral of his brother, Mr.
Clarence W. Wigington, a form
er Omaha boy had the pleasure
of visiting the City Hall as the
guest of Prank Frost, commis
sioner of parks. Com. Frost ex
tended every courtesy of his
department, inelu'idng his pri
vate office and the drafting
room to Mr. Wigington. Mr.
Arthur Fritzgcrald, chief en
gineer, Carl A. Weartiahn, as
sistant chief engineer and Em
mett Daly, architect for the
Park Department were dele
gates by Mr. Frost to show Mr.
Wigington plans and specifica
tions for the entire park system
of this city. These courtesies
|were extended because Mr. Wig
ington, has been chief designer
for the park department of St.
Paul, for the past twenty-one
yeaj’s .Mr. Wigington has made
a mighty fine record for him
self not only in that department
but in the cities of St. Paul and
Gas Users Set
New Hisrh Mark
The unusnally cold weather that
has prevailed for the past month
will produce substantially higher
gas bills for those using gas or any
other form of fuel to heat their
hofes, it is pointed out by Col. T.
A. Leisen, general manager of the
Metropolitan Utilities District
Consumption af all types of
heating fuels is far above normal
for this time of the year, and gas
is no exception
Col. Leisen reported the largest
gas consumption in the history of
ho Utilities District Average daily
consumption for the mpnth of Jan
uary was 10,343,766 cubic feet- A
new all-time 24-hour record was
set at 7 o’clock Tuesday, Feb. 4,
when gas sondout totalled 12,684
900 cubic feet
January of this year was 28 per
cent colder than normal tempera
ture in Omaha Jt was 3 per cent
colder than last year and 66 per
cent colder than January, 1934
“Naturally," Col- Leisen explain
ed, “that means it takes consider
ably more fuel to keep our home
warm and comfortable.”
Weather records show that in
did not fal below zero once. In
January of last year there were
four days of below zero tempera
tures, and this January, fourteen
days in which sub-zero readings
Mrs. Gladys Mitchell Stamps en
tertained at a beautifully arranged
surprise birthday party Jan. 30th,
in honor of her mother, Mrs. L. F.
Mitchell, 1112 S 8th St, and it was
a surprise. The guests included
Mesdames Goldie Downing, W. B.
Bryant, I^ewis Johnson, LeRoy
Porter, J. Springer, Ira Stewart,
Edward Fletcher, Earl Jones, P.
H. Jenkins, J. Townsend, and L.
Kelley. The guests departed de
claring having spent a very enjoy
able evening, making the party a
Mrs. Dorothy Kibbe, 2518 N. 81
St., was honored at a birhday par
ty given for her by Mrs. Dora
Brown on Jan. 23rd. Eighteen cou
ples attended. An elaborate menu
was served. The evening was spent
I playing games and dancing. Mrs.
| Kibbe was the recipient of many
Miss Clarese Harrison of 2720
Franklin St., who had her tonsils
removed Saturday morning, is now
home, and is getting along nicely.
Messrs. Frank B. Wigington,
Clarence W. Wigington, Archi
tect and Paul P. Wigington,
Conservation Draftsman of St.
Paul and Walker, Minnesota,
left for their homes Saturday,
after attending the funeral of
the>r brother, Frederick D.
Wigington. While in Omaha
they were house guests of Mrs.
Martha Taylor Smith, 2211
Little Carl Storks, grandson of
Mrs. Ed Jackson, 2545 Drexel St,
is confined to his bed with a touch
Miss Lucile Stewart, 2115 Madi
son St, is confined to her bed with
a severe cold.
Mother Reed, 717 S. 17th St.,
who has been confined to her bed
for several weeks, is much better.
Miss Nellie King 1218 Pierce St.
who has been confined to her bed
for several weeeks, is now able to
Mrs. Hestor Wilson, 2228 Sew
ard St., died Jan. 29th, after a lin
gering illness. The funeral was
held at the Pilgrim Baptist Church
of which the deceased was a mem
ber Monday, Feb. 3rd at 2:00 p.
m„ the Rev. F. S. Goodlette, offi
ciating. Interment was made in the
Prospect Hill Cemeery. Mrs. Wil
son was bom in Brooklyn, Ala
bama, moving to Omaha in 1919.
She leaves to mourn her loss, her
husband, Mr. Charles Wilson: four
sons;Dock Williams, Omgtha, Mark
Williams, Detroit, Mich., John Wil
liams, Winson-Salem, N. C., James
Gray, Mobile, Ala., three daugh
ters: Mrs. Erma Smith, Mobile,
Ala., Mrs. Nellie Gray, Brewton,
Ala., Mrs. Anna Blacksere, Oma
ha; two sisters: Mrs. P. Horton,
Brooklyn, Ala., Mrs. Geneva Nord,
Brooklyn, Ala., anr one brother, L.
T. MoCarry also of Brooklyn, Ala.,
some grandchildren and a host of
FLOWERS JN MODE
GROWING IN FAVOR
Seemed to Have Entered
Every Phase of Fashion,
3/ CMER.’E NICHOLAS
The fad for r curing flowers has
l g own and evolved until It seems to
| have entered every phase of fash
ion. It adds to the imports nee of
the theme tent flowers are ns Itn
portnnt for daytime wear ns for
This year Paris made the fnd for
wearing and trimming with flowers
a fashion feature. Corsages and
boutonnieres were outstanding In
the style picture while hats were
decorated with artificial flower*
front violet* to huge popples On thr
new fall dresses necklines and eve
ning decollefage effects emphasize
In England, fresh flowers, particu
larly the steihanofo. that lovely
white nmf velvet flower so dlfllenlf
to grow here, was a dovfPne favor
!te. hut for evening In Europe Ins'
as In America orchids lead
Enthusiasm for flowers In the
mode has peeved all urge to creative
.reptns to dcv*ee cunning novelties
In he'd flowers snrh as hnlr dies,
'an stems eonths and tvtndenirv
Those n '<* made of simulated cry«
t:.,. are H-I.t wet"ht and when worn
are almost concealed by flowers.
The little brown, green end pale
yellow orchids fhntanlcnl name If*
e.vnrltiedlnro# are terrih’y smart
wlih tweeds. Velvet daytime suits
and dressy furs demand the other
Clusters of cymhtill urns star like,
make fascinating end new corsages.
It Is a little early for them hut flor
1st* will lie showing them soon.
© Weattrn VnwnpRp«r Union.
“Oh, Ben, dear, am I really th«
first girl you ever loved?"
“The first brunette, dearest."
Louise—Mother, I'm afraid Mil
ton Is too careless about his appear
ance. Ills buttons are always com
Mother — Perhaps they aren’t
sewed on properly.
Louise—That’s Just It Milton ii
so careless with his sewing.
Doc I* Master of Smell:
Sight Is Not Important
It came with something of a shocti
to people of the Occident to dlscor
er that their personal odors mad#
It somewhat difficult at first for the
more delicately sensitised orientals
to remain near them.
It Is a fact, asserts a writer in
the Minneapolis Journal, that every
one of us, whether of the Orient or
Occident, has his own aroma, as
distinct and personal as his car
riage or countenance. The dog rec
ognises his master not entirely by
his appearance, but by something
else peculiar to him.
A biologist, who has made some
thing «f a study of these facts,
points out that we constantly exude
products of metabolism and that In
the composition of these products
we all Uiffer. Not only do we differ
from one another, but in no Indi
vidual nre these results constant.
No chemical laboratory Is suffl
cinetly equipped to distinguish such
minute differences. The only ex
perts on the subject, the biologist
continues, are the dogs. With their
highly developed olfactory organs,
they are Impelled to confirm their
vision, when they see their masters,
by making a searching Investiga
tion directed toward confirming
their Impression. Of their two
sensee. for complete knowledge,
they prefer the sense of smell to
that of sight
rbe Basques Speak Most
Difficult of Languages
What Is ths most difficult lan
guage In the world to master?
Prof. Watson Kirk Connel of Wes
ley collage, Winnipeg, Canada, has
stndled the problem for yean and
Asserts that the language of ths
800,000 Basques, who lire In the
Pyrenees mountains, between
France and Spain, la the hardest to
learn. More than that, he says Its
origin Is unknown, learned profes
sors having tried for decades to re
late Basque to Ilebrew, Japanese,
Celtic, Arabic and other tongues,
but without success.
Professor Connel, acquainted with
05 languages, asserts that Basque
has such a complicated grammar
that only the natives can handle It
The Barques do not merely but
ton fhelr words up the hack like
other people do," he says. "They
also.have prefixes and suffixes and
Infixes, and exceptions are more
numerous than rules. By the time
a word gets out, nobody can recog
t nlze it. not even Its own mother."
In fact, the Basques are as much
a mystery as the language they
sjtonk. They are a distinct ethnic
group, rugged mountaineers, with
customs, folklore and folksongs pe
culiarly their own.
“Windfall” I3 Regarded
Good Luck to Peasants
In the year 1(H!0, William, duke
of Normandy, led his forces Into
England, tils cousin, Edward the
Confessor, king of England, had
died, and the opportunity of add
ing to his domain could not be
overlooked by the ambitious young
In the battle of Hastings, Har
old, the other contestant for the
throne, was killed. Thus William
became ruler of England. He set
about remaking the laws of the
hind and succeeded In putting Into
effect many excellent Ideas.
From this time dates our ex
pression of a ‘•windfall'’ in refer
ence to a piece of good luck, notes
a writer In the Washington Star.
Under the laws of William It was
a criminal offense to cut down thn
her In the forests. The poor peo
ple, therefore, were allowed to pick
up for their firee only the branches
which had been brought down by
the wind. A windstorm, bringing a
"windfall,” was always welcomed
by the peasants as good luck, and
In this sense we use the phrase.
Huge Statues on Easter Island
Easier island, some ir> square
miles in area and 2,000 miles off
the South American coast, has long
Intrigued archeologists who have
? futllely attempted to solve the
! origin of the hundreds of huge
stone statues with which the area
J is literally covered. Some are up
; right, imbedded In the scant soli.
! Others are on stone platforms; oth
ers are carved out of the rocks and
have been positioned. They vary
In size from a few feet to almost
forty feet In height. They show
evidence of a high degree of art, but
science has yet to discover how
they were chiseled or who were
the aeultpors, says the St. Louis
Globe-Pemocrnt. The population
of the Island, a few hundred of
the Polynesian type, has no knowl
edge of either, as It has been es
tablished thnt those now native to
the Island nre not even of the same
race as those who fashioned the
Statues, no doubt In their own
PICK UP CLUB
The Pick-up Club met at the
home of Mrs. King, 1846 N. 22nd
St., the president presiding. After
the meeting was over, Mrs. Irene
Oliver rendered a wonderful pro
gram, which was enjoyed by all.
We had two visitors, Mother How
ard and Mrs. Devro, both gave an
encouraging short talk. The club
is doing excellent work despite the j
bad weather we are having. Twen
ty-one members were present.
Everyone is invited to attend the
next meeting of the club, which is
to be at the home of Deacon and
Mrs. Spencer, 25th and Indiana
Mrs. V. Moore, Reporter
Rev. P. J. Price, Pastor
Ask Virginia Gov.
To Name Educator
Richmond, Va-, Feb- 6—(ANP)
—A request that Gov. Peery ap
state division of Negro education
to fill the vacancy created by the
death of W. D. Gresham, white,
ephus Simpson, local business man.
“Such an innovation, if innova
tion it can be called, would be
nothing more than a simple act of i
elementary justice long overdue in i
favor of the loyal colored citizens i
of this oldest of commonwealths,” |
Simpson declared. "Such an ap
dent for Southern states as North
Carolina has already mpde a sim
If the governor does not know
Simpson urged that he consult |
with leading Negroes of Virginia
Hold Boston Phy
sician For Brusrs
Boston, Feb. 6—Dr. Edwin As
bury, a well known local physi- i
cian, was arrested Monday on a
federal grand jury indictment j
charging him with violation of
the narcotic laws Judge George !
C- Sweeny in United States Dis- |
trict court held him in $2,500 bail 1
for trial after he had pleaded not
Drawn By City
City Attorney Seymour Smith,
in answer to a letter from Com
missioner Harry Trustin Monday
regarding the proposed O’Connell
| bus franchise, said that no mem
ber of the city legal department,
which is hired to protect the rights
of the city of Omaha, had any
part whatever in the drafting of
Smith said that he himself, as
city attorney, had not even seen
the O’Connell franchise until af-:
ter the petitions were in circula- j
Smith’s letter said also that \
| there was nothing in the franchise j
: which gave the city council u power
to decide what streets should have
'buses, nor any authority to decide
what extensions of service to new
sections of the city should be
made, or decide where buses should
stop to take on and discharge pas
Smith said, in his letter, that
: the O’Connell franchie did not even
give the city council express auth
ority to require that buses run of- ;
ten enough to give good service.
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While not a railroad, the Pull
man Company according to figures
I made public employs more than
: 12,000 men and women of the Ne
gro race. Perry B. Parker, presi
dent of the Pullman Porters Bene
fit Association, in a statement to
.the Associated Nego Press, Wed
| neday aid:
“Our memberhip list includes
, more tlian 8,00 porters and this is
i below par- Due to the decrease in
traveling, hundreds of men have
been furloughed in order to re
duce operating expenses. These
8,000 however, are employed reg
ularly and rendering satisfactory
The Willing Workers Club of the
Pleasant Grean Baptist Church,
met Thursday, Jan. 30, at the home
of Deacon Bostic. Despite incle
ment weather, thirty-one were
present. The club’s meeting was
an Up-side-down party. A number
of persons were dressed comical
ly—ladies with dresses up-side
down, men with trousers on back
ward. Mr. McDonald won the
prize for being the most comically
dressed. A shirtwaist contest was
also a very interesting one. Mrs.
King and Mrs. Oliver were the win
ners in this contest.
Through the efforts of the chair
man of the membership commit
tee, Mrs. Bessie King, four mem
bers were added to the club.
A very interesting paper on the
“Principles of a Church club” was
read by Mrs. McCormick, a visit
or. This paper was filled with in
formation and inspiration. The
club is growing rapidly under the
leadership of its very able presi
dent, Mrs. Viola Wilhite.
A very delicious luncheon was
served at the close of the meeting
Everything was served backwards,
the dessert whic£ was upsidedown
cake and coffee were served first.
Preceding the luncheon, a drawing
of tickets was held. Each ticket
represented a different article.
Some persons drew glasses of milk
others kisses, (candy), a pair of
slippers (banana peelings), etc.
Eveiyone enjoyed the evening,
which was laden with fun.
The Club will hold its next meet
ing Feb. 6th, at 8:00 p. m., at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Bishop
Pearl, 1105 N. 19 St. Visitors are
always welcome. Come and enjoy
yourself each Thursday with the
Mrs. Benola Pearl, Reporter
Rev. P. J. Price, Pastor
DINING CAR WAITERS TO
The Union Pacific Dining Car
Waiters’ Local 465 will stage
their Third Annual Dance at
the Dreamland Hall, Monday,
Night, Feb. 10, 1936. Music will
be furnished by the Synco Hi
The Willing Workers Club of the
Metropolitan Church held its reg
ular meeting Thursday evening,
Jan. 30, in the home of the presi
dent, Mrs. G. Mayberry, 2242 Ers
kine StreetThere was a short busi
ness meeting. Sue Johnson was the
Mr. Gertrude Mayberry, Pres.
Mrs. Willa Varner, Reporter
Rev. R. W. Johnson, Pastor
The Trustees Helpers Club of
Bethel A ME. Church, 2430 Frank
lin Street, wishes to thank mem
bers and friends for their part
taken in the contest program, on
Sunday afternoon, Feb. 2nd, which
made it a success.
Mrs. L. Harrisom, Pres.
Rev. A. Phillips, Pastor
The Emanon Dramatic Club met
Monday, Feb. 3rd. The meeting
was called by the Pres., Hattie
Northington. The regular proceed
uro was gone through. The Club
will produce several pantomimes
and plays in the future. They have
planned a social gathering for Feb.
21, at the Urban League Center,
which is invitational. This club
feels that its plays and panto
mimes will be succesful under the
direction of Buddy Deleach.
Hattie Northington, Preident
Mason Devereaux, Reporter
Mrs. Dela Mae Bruer was host
ess to the Cheerio Girls Jan. 30.
Mr. Nellie Myers and Mrs. Gen
eva Garland won prizes.
Mrs. Fannie Lee, Pres.
Mrs. Amy Ousley, Sec’y
Mr. Walter Davis, chair car
porter for the U. P. Railroad,
has been very sick in the St.
Joseph hospital, but is now re
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