The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, February 22, 1936, CITY EDITION, Page FIVE, Image 5

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It seems that this severe cold
weather has not had much effect
on the attendance of the faithful
officer and members of the Sun
day Sehdbl, Church and BYPU.
The majority of the officers are
present each Sunday to execute
their duties.
Rev. M- B. Bilbrew, the pastor,
brought to the congregation the
following, messages—morning text
thew 11:28-30. All of the messages
that are delivered by Rev. Bil
brew are filled with inspiration
and divine enlightenment.
Those who desire are welcome
tc come and worship with us
Johnny Roisebaugh, Reporter
The following is a special pro
gram that will be rendered by the
Salem Baptist Sunday School un
der t.he auspices of the Sunday
School, on Sunday, Feb- 23, at 3:00
p. m.
“Creation” Rev. McCery, Miss
A. Thomas, captain.
“Justice Manifested” Rev. Camp
bell, Mrs. E- Smith, captain
“Birth of Jesus” Rev. Wesley,
Miss H. Parish, captain.
“Ransom” Rev. Green, Mrs. Can
non, captain
Mrs. L. Harris, captain.
“Mysteries Revealed” Rev. Cald
well, R. Alexander, captain.
“Our Lord’s Return” Rev. Pru
itt. C. Singleton, captain.
“Glorification of the Church”
Rev. Thornton, Mrs. Wilhite, cap
“Restoration” Rev. Clayton,
Mrfi. Sims, captain.
Wo asking all who will to
cm1 a and hear the speakers. Join
with us in making this program a
J. L- Reagans, Supt. ,
Mm A- D Turner, Chairman
The Pilgrim Baptist church
was in high Sunday for the
King. Sunday school was well
attended. We were blessed with
one of God’s chosen ones, Rev.
G. Ellington Stevenson- A. B.,
Pastor of Calvary Baptist
church, Coffeyvilie, Kansas,
who spoke to us out of God's
word and his own heart. His
text, taken from Romans 10-9;
his subject, “The Vine Insur
ance.” This great sermon fed
our very souls. You who were
not present missed your bless
BYPU was well attended. All
of us enjoyed the wonderful
program rendered by Group 3.
For evening services, Rev.
Stevenson was on the job again.
The evening lesson was taken
from the 92 Psalms, 12th verse;
subject “Jehova’a Plantation”.
We are still thanking God for
this great blessing.
Rev. Stevenson will be with
us throughout the week, and
will preach for us again Sun
day, Feb. 23rd. Come and wor
ship with us and get your bless
i ■ ——— ---1
First Suburbanite—Are you mak
ing a garden?
Sectmd Suburbanite—That’* what
I call lr. My wife and daughter call
it merely mussing up the yard.
“Do you permit yourself to de
ceive the public?”
"No," said Senator Sorghum.
“The public has learned all kinds
of tricks. I'm doing pretty vreli to
keep it from deceiving me.”
Supplying a Want
Tourist—What dot* a small town
like this want with a great big hoi
Native—This road has more auto
mobile traffic than any other In the
country.—Path tinder Magazine.
The Willing Workers met at
the home of Mrs. Bessie King,
1846 N. 22nd street- Thursday,
Feb. 13th, at 8:00 p. m.
Accorling to custom, dainty
refreshments were served pre
ceding the meeting.
Despite inclenent weather the
house was filled to capacity.
The second Thursday in each
month the club has a Bible les
son taught by the Instructor,
the Rev. E. E. Wilhite, assist
ant pastor of Pleasant Green.
The subject of the lesson taught
was “Jesus Helps a Doubter.”
Rev. Wilhite, being well in
formed, beautifully taught and
illustrated the lesson. Every
one present gleamed some val
uable information. Rev. Wil
hite, helped each one to under
stand that “Belief will over
come doubht’’. We desire all
who will to study with us our
lesson for March 12, subject
“Faith’’, Ilcb. 11 chapter. Don’t
fail to be present on that date
to hear this lesson taught by
our very able instructor.
willing woncers next meet
ing will be an entertainment,
A George and Martha Washing
ton supper will be served for
the small amount of ten cents.
You are cordially invited to
socialize with us Thursday, Feb.
20. at the home of Mrs. Lottie
Keys, 2217 N. 25th street
The chairman of Ways and
Means committee, Mrs. Herbert
Milton is planning a “Penny A
Day’’ rally for the month of
March. Watch The Guide for
the exact date.
The most out-standing event
to be given during the month of
March is the “Feast in the
Wilderness’’ March 19th. We
are hoping this will be a grand
affair and asking all our friends
to participate in this event. The
Willing Workers are out for a
church Pleasant Green hopes to
build in the near future on the
southwest comer of 27th and
Franklin streets. The lots for
the building have been purchas
ed and the Willing Workers are
doing their bit to put the pro
ject over. The club is growing
rapidly under the leadership of
its most worthy president Mrs.
Viola Wilhite, who is doing her
best to make it one of the best
in the middle west. Two new
members were added to the
club. One visitor was present..
We are pleased to have visitors
each meeting. At the close of
the meeting Mrs. Lottie Keys
whose birthday was Feb. 14th,
and Mrs. Agnes Hawkins whose
birthday was Feb. 12th, were
presented lovely gifts. The pre
sentation was made by Mrs.
King. Everyone present wished
them many more happy birth
We expect our members each
Thursday evening and welcome
all visitors. The- Willing Work
ers desire all members and
friends to be present Thursday,
Feb. 20th at 2217 N. 25th street,
at 8:00 p. m. and enjoy the
lovely Washington supper. A
.delightful evening is promised
I for all who will attend.
Mrs. Benola Pearl, Reporter.
Rev. P. J. Price, Pastor.
The banquet to be given by
,the Benevolence for Christian
, Widows at the Y. W. C. A., on
!Feb. 27th, has been postponed,
pickets remain good for the
date which will be announced
.later in The Omaha Guide,
i Watch for the announcement.
Mrs. A. D. Turner, Pros.
Mrs. Edna Burley- Rep.
The capital city is still in the
throes of sub-zero weather. We
are painfully wondering how
long it will continue—at pres
ent. there seems to be no relief
in sight. I suppose, generally
speaking, we Lincolnites are
faring as well, perhaps a little
better, than our people in most
cities, for the majority has work
of some kind.
Rev. Nicks, pastor of Mt. Zion
Baptist church, had usual ser
vices Sunday morning, All ev
ening services are cancelled un
til a change of weather takes
place. Rev. C. A. Long, pastor
of the AME church, had a doz
en in attendance Sunday morn
ing, a portion of that number
was children. He. too, has can
celled evening services pending
warmer weather.
Willard R. Shepard, who has
been making his home in Lin
coln for he past six months,
died Thursday morning, follow
ing a severe attack of pneu
monia. His remains were ship
ped to Sedalia, Mo., his former
home, lie is survived by his
wife, Mrs. Mabel Shepard; his
mother, Mrs. Mary Stewart; a
sister, Mrs. Carrie Mason and
two sons, Cornelius and Ray
Mrs. Julia McLemore, Mrs.
Robert Johnson’s mother is very
sick. Her daughter and friends
are giving her the best of at
tention. Mrs. McLemore is a
native of Tennessee.
Mrs. Lolita Allen- of Tripplet,
Mo., has returned to her home
after a month’s visit with her
mother, Mrs. Arlevia Beck, 912
S street.
Lovejoy Crawford, who is
connected with the Library De
partment of the State House, is
growing in favor wtih the heads
of his department. Mr. Craw
ford recently changed his local
headquarters from W. B. Colley
to Mr. Cleveland Walker, 1929
U street He will soon be a
The writer was to have visit
ed in Omaha Sunday, but act
ing upon the advice of his Om
aha friend, who informed him
in a "special delivery’’ that the
weather was very, very cold
there and street car service was
poor, he governed himself ac
Urban League Institute
On Monday afternoon, at the
beginning of the Institute- M.
T. Woods, Executive Secretary
and Clyde Malone, Director of
the Institute, explained that the
purpose and aim of the of the
two weeks’ session, was to im
prove the social, economical,
mental and physical conditions
,of the people, young and old, in
'the community, in order that
,thcy might be able to serve
their community more efficient
ly in the future. The Institute
will continue through next
I -
Urban League
Dr. O. L. Weatherly, Pr|«
dent of the Urban i 4*£u#/>fc
still confined to his honftr. Dr.
Weatherly suffered a fall sev
eral weeks ago. Our sincere
wishes are that he may soon be
able to take over active duties.
Rev. Burckhardt- 1st Vice,
thinks things go better when
Dr. Weatherly is at the head.
The National Urban League
announces its annual competi
tive examinations for Fellow
ship in Social Work for Negro
students. Applicants must be
graduates of, or candidates for
graduation, accredited schools.
Those passing this examination
will receive tuition and monthly
stipends, which will be valued
at approximately $1,000 for
the school year. The National
Urban League will furnish you
with blanks. You should send
for them at once.
Mrs. Pearl Chrisman and Mrs,
Ruth McWilliams will be heard
over KFOR next Tuesday, at
8:00 p. m. Don't miss hearing
I promised you, some time
ago, that I would give you a
synopsis of the annual report
made by Secretary M. T. Weeds,
competent secretary of the Lin
coln Urban League. It was ad
dressed “The Annual Report
for 1935 to the Members of the
Lincoln Council of Social Agen
cies, Members of the Lincoln
Community Chest and Members
of the National Urban League.
“This is the third report made
since the organization of the
Lincoln Urban League through
the genius of M. T. Woods,
Trago McWilliams, Dr. A.
Weatherly and a few other en
terprising colored and white
citizens of Lincoln. The League
has striven to maintain the
standard which its originators
set up as a goal. The object of
the organization is to teach and
thereby prepare Negroes to
handle their own situations; to
help them adjust themselves to
their environments and the con
ditions they are forced to face.
Programs of health, housing,
employment and recreation are
promoted. An effort is made to
coordinate exist in" •
and establish a permanent coun
cil for improving relations be
tween the races. The Urban
League is Lincoln’s only perm
anent agency dealing primarily
and exclusively with the social
and economic aspect of race re
lationship. As such, it serves
as a coordinating body or clear
ing house for the interracial
activities of many other social
welfare or religious organiza
tions. Through the channel of
the Federal Emergency Bureau
of Employment, there have been
employed a staff of competent
persons, who are selected be
cause of their special abilities
in the field of Industrial rela
tion, recreated on communtiy
improvement and social service.
The League, however, is not a
relief agency, but serves the
self-supporting as well as the
dependent groups. Its activities
permeate over the face of Ur
ban life, such as employment,
home anl community, self-devel
opment, civil rights and duties.
The Urban League of Lincoln
is affiliated with, and a member
of, the Local Council of the So
cial Agencies, the Community
Chest and of the National Ur
ban League, which has branches
in forty-eight urban areas
throughout the nation.”
(This report will be contin
ued in next week’s paper.)
The Negro citizens of Lincoln
as a whole joined Rev. C. A.
Long, officers and members of
the AME church in lamenting
the great African Metho
dist church’s loss of Hen
ry Blanton Parks from the bish
opric. This Senior Bishop gave
twemty-«ight years of untiring
VfPlfcM ^be bishopric. The
punier fiPFved under him as a
piffllor. Bhd loved him as a bish
op who was able to discriminate
between a man annointed of
God to preach the gospel and
those who were using the pulpit
for merchandising purposes.
We extend our sympathy for
the loss of this great man, not
only to the remaining Bishopric
and church followers, but to
that faithful wife, who has
shared with him these years of
joy and sorrow. Since written
words are feeble substitutes to
convey to them our heartfelt
sympathies, we commend them
to the God of all the universe,
Who, alone* is able in this hour
of grief to give consolation.
What’s The Truth
About Mississippi
Relief Situation
(Continued From Page 1)
known to have been the biggest
sufferers from the depression
and contribute far more than
their proportional share to re
lief rolls elsewhere with their
population figure of more than
50 percent. They have receiv
ed less than whites per ease, Ne
groes averaging $7.09 during
June of 1935 ns compared with
$11.13 for whites during that
Despite the high percentage
of illiteracy in that sfate, it
was revealed officially through
the WPA that only 24 percent
ergency education, program are
of the teachers employed on om
Negroes who draw only 17 per
cent of the salaries paid.
Thirty-seven per cent of the
adult students are Negroes.
'When the last complete relief
census was taken in 1933, less
than 10 per cent of darker Miss
issippians were getting relief
and this number has declined
steadily since then, statistics
“New Deal" Lambasted
According to a prominent
Negro leader of that state,
whose name is withheld for ob
vious reasons, the race has not
fared nearly so well as the fed
eral government declares. He
lias given the Associated Negro
Press a summary of discrimin
atory practices and relief in
equalities as uncovered by him
self and others. His findings
follow :
“Although there are more
Negroes in Mississippi than
white people and they are many
times more in need of relief
measures than whites, due to
white employers giving all
worthwhile employment to
white people- the Negroes havp
gotten only about $1 out of
every $15 that has been spent
in this sate for relief from the
Federal Treasury. It is estimat
ed that it cost the Government
about $5 for every dollar that
was paid Negroes, due to high
salaried over-supply of bureau
The nearest approach that
Negroes in Mississippi have
made toward staffdom has been
two or three case workers and
a few eNgro visiting nurses for
Negro sick, under the ERA, all
others wielded a pick, shovel or
hoe, except the women who also
were worked on public works
here for relief up until about
18 or 20 months ago, when they
received 50 cents per day at
that time, and for a long time
thereafter the relief money paid
Negro women for three days
per week was $1.80, and they
did not get that often. That
was the pay for a long time af
ter President Roosevelt had an
nounced his $19 per month as a
minimum wage in the south, and
$55 as a minimum wage in the
Highways Boycott Labor
“The Mississippi Highway
Commission which has spent
many millions of dollars of Fed
eral Government money in Miss
issippi within the last few years
and is now about to begin the
spending of about $20,000,000
more of Federal money in this
state on public highways build
ing is said to boycott all Ne
gro labor in their department.
“But the Negroes of Jackson.
Mississippi, have the greatest
grienvanee of all at this time.
They say the federal govern
ment has agreed to give Jack
son $447,000 free for public
school buildings if Jackson will
put up $563,000 for the same
purpose, thereby making a mil
lion dollars for public school
(buildings in this city. Jackson
has floated a $553,000 bond is
sue and raised its part of the
anti, and now, although the
By Sam Klaver, Editor. Candidate for Legislature 6th District.
Revision of the old age pension law enacted by the state,
so as to place it upon a permanent basis, was shown to be nee
essary this week when the announcement was made that aged
people would not get more than $18 a month on the average
from both state and federal funds.
Unfortunately most of these old people were led to believe
that the old age pensions would amount to $30 a month cf which
$15 would be paid by the state and $15 by the federal govern*
ment This lias not worked out as anticipated.
The pension payments should be large enough so that, when
paid, they will be large enough to render other aid to these old
people necessary and give the aged men and women vet only
protection from hunger and privation, but real security and in
If this is done Douglas county’s home fer aged and indig
ent persons could be either closed or made self-supporting and
the taxpayers saved a considerable sum of money every year.
Either an actual saving could be put into effect or if
essary the annual cost of the dearview home could be applied
as this county's share of the old age pension tax.
Candidates who seek a place in the next, legislature, die
first one-house legislature to meet, should be placed on record
on this question of an adequate old age pension.
Social security for the aged is no longer a theory. It has
come to stay in this state and. cov.itry and it should be ap
proached from the viewpoint that is a permanent poic^. "ihe
problem cannot be solved in. any other way.
Negroes constitute one half the
population of Jackson, and al
though the Negroes have only
five school buildings where the1
whites have about 13 school
buildings, one of which is worth i
' j
more than all five Negro bni’d-j
ings combined- yet the pi in as
announced by the city applies!
all this million dollars for white j
school buildings except about '
$(>0,000 which will be used for,
Negro buildings.
School Salary Discrirrinuation
“The Mississippi Negroes al-1
so say that several million dol
lars have been sent to Miss
issippi within the last year to
help pay teachers’ salaries but
instead of this money having
been applied equally among all
teachers, black and white alike,
it has been paid on the old us
ual way of paying a white
teacher about four times as
much as a Negro teacher is paid
for the same grade of work. |
Many complaints have been
made about this matter but
without results.
“But the most amusing story
of the relief situation is that
about two thirds of the adult
illiteracy schools of Mississippi
are taught by Mississippi white
men and women, and especial
ly white women, nnd that white
people are paid to take charge
of Negro play grounds, in some
places in this state, notwith
standing the fact that, there arc
thousands of unemployed Ne
gro teachers here. But where
white "teach" these adult
schools, especially white wo
men, the attendance is practic
ally nil« many of them having
been closed because of the fact
that the Negroes will not at
tend under a white teachers,
and especially do the Negro
men fail to attend school un
der these circumstances."
We wish to thank our many
friends for their kind sym
pathy, cards, flowers, tele
prams, letters and service ren
dered at the death of our be
loved father.
Alfred Jones, Jr.
Donald Jones
Mrs. Irene Reed
Miss Ethel Jones
Miss Ruth Jones
Miss Florence Jones
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