The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, February 29, 1936, CITY EDITION, Page FIVE, Image 5

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Willing Workers Club
Met Thursday, Feb- 20, at the
home of Mrs- Lottie Keys, 2217 N
25 St This mpeting was a George
and Martha Washington entertain
ment- It was opened by singing the
national anthem, “My Country
Tis of Thee". The meeting was
unusually well attended The house
was attractively decorated with
American flags. The dining table
was beautifully decorated with a
patriotic tablecloth and center
piece of small flags- Mrs. War
wick, dressed in a colonial cos
tume, represented George Wash
ington; Mrs. B. Pearl represented
Martha Washington. Each stood by
a large American flag- They were
introduced to the guests by the
president, Mrs. Viola Wilhite,
after which al guests were served
the following: Cherry Punch, Pa
triotic Sandwiches. Charlotte Rus
ee, Hatchet Cookies and Coffee.
After this repast had been en
joyed, the "Tree’ contest proved
to be a very interesting one. Mrs.
Lottie Keys was winner.
Poor new members were enroll
ed- A number of visitors were pres
ent We invite all who will to at
tend the Club’s next meeting, at
which time a splendid program
will be rendered displaying some
of Pleasant Green’s best talent.
7Tje "Penny-a-Day” rally will be
given on Saturday, March 14. De
licious refreshments will be served
free. Be with os at 8:00 p. m-, and
enjoy yourself.
Each member and a friend, who
can, are expected to contribute a
cent for each day in the month of
March- We erpecto this rally to be
an overwhelming success.
Don’t forget the "Feast in the
Wilderness” to be given by Pleasant
Green in general March 19. It
promises to be an outstanding
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T%e Willing Workers, under the
leadership of their very accom
plished president, are doing splen
did work They will be able to make
a nice contribution toward the
erection of the new structure.
Z- E. Pearl, Reporter
Sunday School was well attended
as were the morning services. Rev.
G- Ellington Stevenson, A. B-t was
with us again- His text was Luke
2, 44-45- Subject, “Travelng with
JesuA” Rev. Stevenson had us to
know that a great blessing was
bestowed on those who travel with
At B. Y. P. U.,we enjoyed the
inspiring program which came
from Group No. 4. At evening ser
vices, ve were pleased with a love
ly solo, “I Don’t What I Would Do
Without the Lord” sung by Mrs.
G. Downing. P.ev. Stevenson again
came before rs. His text was Gen
6. 24, subject, “Walking with God”.
We thank God for this great mes
sage. Two more were added to the
chu~ch on Sunday evening.
It is with regret that we see
Rev. Stevenson go back to Kansas.
However, vre are praying God that
he may live long and preach God’s
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Sendees were well attended
throughout Sunday. The pastor,
Rev. M- B. Bilbrew, spoke from
Luke 13: 12-13, morning text. Two
were united with the church dur
ing morning services. Evening ser
vice was one filled with inspira
tion—text Gen 23-8. At 3 p. m- a
program was rendered under the
auspices of the Sunday School
The chairman of the Program
Committee wishes to extend her
gratitude to each of the ministers
who participated in the program.
Johnny Rosebaugh, Reporter.
Man Beaton Up By
Cop Given 10 Years
Jersey City, N- J„ Feb 26, (C.
N P) Wilie Joe Haris, 28, of 202
Union Street, who spent 26 days
in a hosnital as a remit of a beat
ing by Patrolman George V. Bar
ry, white, was sentenced to two to
ten years on “assault” charges
preferred by the policeman.
Rev. P. J. Price, Pastor
Rev. E. E Wilhite, Asst. Pastor
Sunday school was well at
tended, as was BYPU. Miss
Wheat is becoming very effic
ient in her office of president
of the BYPU.
The pastor’s text, Sunday
morning, was “Be Thou Faith
ul Until Death and I Will Give
Thee a Crown of Life.” Even
ing services was conducted by
the assistant pastor, whose sub
ject was “Dry Bones in the Val
ley.” Rev. Pruitt was among
the many visitors who attended
the services. Mr. Elmer Faulk
ner united with the church.
Pick-Up Club
The Pick-Up club held its
monthly meeting February 18,
at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Glass, A program was rendered,
and a very elaborate luncheon
served by the committee.
Autumn Leaf Club
ThoA utumn Leaf club had a
Five Dollar Raly, Sunday af
ternoon, at 3:00 o'clock. Those
appearing on the program were
Deacons Mitchell and Spencer,
H. Milton and Mrs. Currin.
Mrs. Oliver was Mistress of
The Autumn Leaf elub meet
at the home of Mr. anl Mir.
Hawkins, Monday. February 24.
Revs. Fort, and Caldwell and
Elmer Faulkner were visitors.
A ten cent luncheon was serv
ed. An enjoyable program was
rendered by the chairman.
A “Feast in the Wilderness''
will be given at the YWCA,
March 19, the grandest affair
of the season. This will be given
for the benefit of the new
church which is under construc
tion at 27th and Kranklin.
Pleasant Green’s sick are:
Mrs. V. Moore, Mrs. Anna
Green, Mrs. Spencer and Mrs.
Perry Smith. In the local hos
pitals are Mrs. Pointer and
Airs. Flowers.
If you want a place to wor
ship, a hearty welcome will be
extended you at our church.
A birthday celebration was
heM at the home of Mr. and
Airs. J. C. Crouder, February
22iul, when 20 friends met and
gave Airs. Bessie King a sur
prise birthday party. Airs. King,
a very talented person, is one
of Pleasant Green’s loyal work
ers in every department of the
church. Alay she have many
more happy birthdays. Alanv
useful gifts were given her, to
gether with abeautiful birthday
cake. A dainty repast was en
joyed by the guests.
The most accurate way to
evaluate a country’s tax burden
Is in the light of the relation
of taxes to the national income
On that basis, the TJ. S. tax pro
blem is becoming steadily worse.
A United States News’ tabu
lation says that when our na
tior-1 income reached its 192.')
peak of $79,000,000,000, taxa
tion accounted for 12.4 percent
i of it. In 1933, national income
touched its post-war, dropping
j to $43,500,000,000, and taxes
i took 18.6 percent. In 1934 and
.1935, taxes took 19 percent and
119.1 percent of the national in
come, respectively.
Highest taxed nation is Eng
land, where 25 percent of na
jtional income goes for tax a dor.
Hut England has a balanced
j budget, while in the U. S. gov
ernment spending is far out
running revenue and creating
deficits which must be paid for
in the future.
Now that the cold spell is
broken, water ia running, the
birds are singing and we, Lin
colnites, are thanking the Lord
that the worst is over.
The churches are regaining
their attendance, causing the
I ministers to look happy again.
Mrs. Julia McLemore, moth
er of Mrs. Ida Johnson, 907 S.
street, died at the ripe age of
one hundred years. Survivors
are one daughter, one son and
a granddaughter.
The Urban League Institute,
conducted by Clyde Malone, 1st
assistant to the secretary, closi
ed Friday. It was a success be
yond measure, and has given
new inspiration to those who at
tended. Mr. Malone should be
complimented for the manner
in which he conducted the two
weeks institute work.
On Monday evening, Miss
Lmcile Cypreanson, an adult ed
ucation teacher, gave an inter
esting lecture on “Better
Speech.’’ Mrs. Osborne, who is
connected with the Fine Art
department of the State Uni
versity, gave an ouline of drama
from Grecian times up to the
present. She gave a particularly
pleasing reading on politics.
Mr. J. R Billiard, who has ap
peared in several universi ty pro
ductions, gave a reading. The
speakers were introduced by
Miss Olga Harris.
^Tuesday evening the subject
was “Music’’. Mrs. Blooah gave
a talk and led the group sing
ing. Miaa Izetta Malone discus
sed choral singing, explaining
the different types of choral
Wednesday was Progressive
Parties and Social Hour. Mi38
Ruth L. Holliway, able assht
ant of Mr. Jas. Lewis of the
Recreation board, gave an in
formal talk and made demon
stration on the subject. Miss
Imx gave a talk on Art and
Handicraft—Mrs. Vashti Mos
ley was leader.
Thursday evening marked
the high lights of the Institute
when members of the Recrea
tion board gave a demonstra
tion of “Puppetry”.
The Institute was brought to
a close Friday night. Mr. A1
Hawthorne spoke on tourna
ments and contests; Burt New
ton spoke on Adult Education.
The Urban League has sub
mitted plans for a 30x60 addi
tion to the building. The WPA
will erect the building. It wdll
be completed in the next ninety
lays. Additional room will thus
be given for recreational activ
ities, such as basketball, hand
ball, ping pong, boxing, wrest
ling aind other such activities
as may come on the program.
M. T. Woods, Urban League
secretary, is to be highly com
plimented in that he has plac
ed every one of our group in
the city, who has qualified and
been certified by the WPA, on
a position. This has been ac
complished by the untiring ef
forts of Mr. Woods and co
Latest chocking, by Vice-pres
ident Burckhardt of the Urban
League board of directors,
shows that projects have been
worked out by Sec. Woods and
his assistant Clyde Malone that
have already placed some 70 of
our race group on what you
might consider “white collar’’
jobs, and more yet to come.
That's what we, Lincolnites call
'doing things’’.
Sunday the 23rd was Quarter
ly meeting at the AME church.
Presiding Elder Burbridg s was
List Negro Speakers
Program Convention
St Louis, Feb. 26, (ANP) The
leaders in Negro education, as well
as several singing units, are ex
pected to be in attendance here at
the annual convention of the De
partment of Superintendence of
the National Educational associa
tion of the United States to be
held Feb. 22-27.
One of the features of the meet
ing will be the combined singing
of the Negro church and school
choirs of St Louis on Sunday
night which is to be broadcast on
a nation-wide radio hookup, ac
cording to announcements. Sing
ers from the Tennessee State Col
lege at Nashville are to appear on
the conference program Wednes
Speakers in the section on “Pro
blems of Negro Education in Rural
Areas,” include Charles S. John
son of Fisk University, Ambrose
Caliver of the U- S- Department
of Education, Dean Rufus E- Cle
ment of the Louisvile Municipal
college for Negroes, N. G Newbold
of the Negro education depart
ment of North Carolina, Edwin
R. Embree of the Rosenwald fund,
Leo M- Favrot of the General Ed
ucation board and Howard W Od
um of the University of North
John Hope First
Director of NAACP
New York, Feb. 27—Deeply
grieved and shocked at the
death of President John Hope
of Atlanta University, Walter
White of the NAACP telegraph
ed condolences to Mrs. Hope on
behalf of the Association. Pres
ident Hope was a member of the
first board of directors of the
National Association for the
Advancement of Colored Peo
ple. Mrs. Daisy E. Lampkin,
field secretary, and Dr. James
Weldon Johnson, vice-president
of the NAACP, were asked by
the national office to attend the
funeral as representatives of
the association.
Made 111 From
Seeping Gas
It is reported that C. L. Union
3010 Burdette, and family and
Mrs. Florence Norris, 3016 Bur
dette, and daughter were all ill
from the effects of keeping gas.
Mrs- Mary Ann Griffin, 1812 N
23 St, died Feb. 24. Mrs Griffin
was stricken Saturday, Feb. 22nd
The deceased was bom in Hope,
Ark-, Feb. 2, 1859- She leaves to
mourn her loss two boys, Wm
L- Griffin, Omaha, and Calvin
Griffin, Kansas City, Mo., and two
girls: Mrs. Lillian Woodall, Kan
sas City, Mo., and Mayetta Seales,
Dies From Exposure
Ed Minor, who was found n a
snowdrift sometime ago, and who
was thought to have been a vic
tim of a hit-and-run driver, died
at one of the local hospitals- The
body is at the Lewis Mortuary.
Rev. G. Ellington Stevenson,
A. B., of 6th at Cedar, Coffee
ville, Kansas, was called to the
Pilgrim Baptist church of this
city. Rev. Stevenson has accept
ed the call.
present. He brought a splendid
message to an appreciative aud
ience. Rev. Long related some
interesting events that took
place at the Bishops’ Council.
The laymen played a very im
portant part in the council, ac
cording to Rev. Long, and will
have representation in the Gen
eral Conference as never before.
He complimented this, describ
ing it as being an onward step
on the part of the great African
Methodist churh.
Mrs. Ida Johnson, 907 S st.,
wishes to express through the
columns of The Omaha Guile
her heartfelt appreciation nf
the many kindness and service (
rendered her during the illness
and at the death of her mother,
Mrs. Julia McLemore.
Clarinda, Iowa, News
Min Rachel Cason, Reporter
The pupils of Miss Celeste Wig
gins were presented in a piano re
cital at the home of Mrs. Jessie
King, Feb- 12. Those presented
are: Miss Frances Brown, Mrs
Jessie King, Misses Thelma and
Ruby Sweets, Elsie Oldham, Hen
rietta Oldham and Liska Moss,
Raymond Walker, Jimmy Cope
land and Mrs. Cattie McNeal
Miss Pearl Nash is ill at her
horrve on South Sixth street.
Miss Rosabelle Montgomery, and
Mesdames C. H- Copeland, Herman
Sweet, Elsie Campbell and Chas.
Oldham, Jr., were callers at the
Albert Cason home Sunday after
The Herschel Montgocerys are
having their share of illness. Mrs.
Montgomery is seriously ill with
pneumonia. Her mother, from
Mound City, Mo-, has come to care
at her- Because of colds and block
ed roads the Montgomery children
have missed three weeks of school.
Mrs- Ed. Pemberton has been
on the sick list.
Although improving slowly, Mrs
Albert Cason is still under the doc
tor’s care.
It is reported that Mrs. Caddie
Farier is ill.
Misses Mabel and Willie Sweets
motored to Lewis and Atlantic.
Iowa, on Sunday, Feb. 23rd.
Mrs Edna Sweets is on the sick
Miss Louise Nash will take the
part of Melba, the maid, in the
Junior daaa play "Huckleberry
Finn” which is to be griven March
Pappar U«ad as Spies
Pepper is one of the oldest apices
known. Hippocrates used It as a
medicine. Pepper dlffera from moat
ether apices In this, that Its pun
gency resides not la tha volatile
parts or essential oil, hut In a sub
stance of a more fixed kind, wbleb
does not rise In tho heat of boil
ing water. The peppercorn which,
when ground, If tbs familiar black
or white pepper, grows en a creep
ing vine, usually ut Its boat In the
moist heat of a low-lying tropical
forest. When pepper Is cultivated
It la a common practice to plant
treea to support the creeper and pro
vide shade. When the berries are
changing from green to red they
are collected, and dried In tha aun
until they become black and shriv
eled. Ground In thle condition, they
predace black pepper. If white la
required tbe black sklna are re
Salvation Army end Ysuth
One of the outstanding features of
the Salvation Army la the yonth
program—The Cradle Roll, The
Band of Love for Recreation of
Children of Both Sexes. The Churns
for the Girls, The Sunbeams, Life
Saving Scouts of the World and
The Guards organizations provide
from infancy training and exercise
for body nnd soul. Singing com
panies and young people's bands
nnd Tbe Young People’s Legion
give training and Inspiration for fu
ture Salvation Army leaders.
Cats and Rat*
Cats play an important part In
keeping down hordes of mice and
rats that might overrun the world.
In Hongkong, It Is obligatory for
each householder to keqp a cat. The
Japanese fought bubonic plague
with a shipload of cats from the
United States. In the national
printing office of France cats are
kopt on the pay roll to keep rats
from eating valuable papers. In
the annual expenditure for post
offices provision Is made for cats.
The Largeit Whale
Largest of afl whales found hi
the seas of the world Is Sibbald's
rorqual, or the blue whale; speci
mens have been found over 100
feet In length. Th'e food of (his
giant fish consists of fish no larger
than sprats. So far ns fishermen
are concerned, says Tlt-Blts Maga
zine, these large species are harm
less, but the smaller, such as tbe
pilot and killer whales, cause havoc
If they get among a shoal of her
Brittany It Pictaraiqua
Brittany Is a part of France, and
is a geographical region rather than
a political subdivision. It Is a rug
god and picturesque peninsula ex
tending Into the English channel to
ward England. Normandy adjoins
It It originally was called Little
Britain because of Its proximity to
England across ths channel. For
many years It was an Independent
country, but Anally waa united with
Francs In the Sixteenth century
Its rugged coast la studded vrfth
famed French resorts.
Wills Will Reduce
From 235 to 185 Lbs.
(By John Lardner)
New York, Feb. 27—As usual
at this time of year, the eyes
of the scientific world are train
'd upon Harry Wills, the cham
pion unlimited, psychological,
consecutive annual faster of
the solar system. Mr. Willis
promises that his fast for 1936
will be bipger and better than
"T am in pood health and
cheerful," said the ex-black
menace to your correspondent,
in a scientific bulletin issued
from his home in the hjeart of
the bon ton section of Harlem.
"What more is there which re
mains to be said T '*
With this happy preface, Mr.
Wills produced a chart, that
was entirely blank except for
the following line across the
“My present white—235 lbs.’’
During the month of April,
or possibly March, Mr. Wills
will attempt t-o reduce that
white—or weight—by some 50
pounds. Needless to say, he will
succeed. Mr. Wills has no peer
as a faster. Never, in the course
of 24 annual fasts, has he fail
ed to shed the stipulated num
ber of pounds from his robust
and well-tanned frame.
Mr. Wills takes it upon him
self each spring to live entirely
on water for a pediod of thirty
Noted Lawyer
Declares Haupt
mann Hed Help
Trenton, Feb. 27, — Bruno
Richard Hauptmann, resentenc
ed recently to die in the electric
chair during the week of March
30 for the kidnay-murder of the
Lindbergh baby “jut guilty ns
hell but he. had accomplices'’
Samuel S. Leibowitz, noted
criminal deflemse attorney, de
clared tonight.
Leibowitz, announcing abon
donment of his activities in the
Hauptmann case, which he en
tered ait the request of Mra.
Evalyn Walsh McLean, Wash
ington social leader, in an ex
elusive statement to Universal
Service said:
“Hauptmann admitted he had
icd and that was as good as a
confession to me. I think he’s
guilty as hell. But he had ac
Lynch Leader Is
Jailed For Rape
St. Joseph, Mo, Feb. 26, (CNA)
When 19-yeav-old Floyd Warne-.
was “suspected” of having raped
a white girl, Carl ‘Cow’wy” Fish
er, white, led a lynching meb to
torture and burn h'm. Last week
Fisher, charged with rape received
a two year sentence.
Employe Kills Couple
For Fifty Dollars
(Continued Prom Pace One)
for information, leading to cap
ture and conviction at the mur
Hill “stood on his constitu
tional rights’’ and refused to
testify, but previously had de
nied that he was implicated in
the crime, stating that he was
returning home from a hunting
trip when he was seen in the
vicinity of the Laird home just
prior to the killing.
Later, Sheriff Thigpen state
ed, the prisoner broke down
under * severe grilling and de
clared that he had committed
th|e murder further declaring
that he had boon paid fifty dol
lars for the deed. .According to
the alleged confession, Mrs.
Laird had offered him ten dol
lars to kill the Harris woman
and he had mpdc atyveral at
tempts to do so but was success
ful only in inflicting wounds
from which she recovered
Laird, ITill is reported to
have asserted, warned him thnt
if he attacked Miss Harris again
he would “he a dead nigger.’'
Carrying this message to
Laird's wife, Ifill said, she
raided the price to fifty dollars
for the death of her hnsbnnd
and the woman who had won
his love from her. Friday night
he learned of the tryst, and as
die two lovers sat in the auto
mobile he walked up ami shot
both of them fatally wounding
Had Been In Love For Years
Since the killing it has been
revealed that Lain! and thg- wo
man had been sweethearts for
two or three years and that hj»
wife had used all means to dis
solve thle relationship. Laird,
known in, these parts as ft Ne
grohobist, followed the good
southern custom of hating Ne
gro men but at the same time
holding love in bis heart for
Negro woolen, providing that
he could show thiR love and af
ection, “after dark”.
Hill and the I>aird woman
were held on chargee of murder
i nd the case will be heard here
ft the forthcoming term of
nourt. Due to the hue of the
“eternal triangle ’’ involved
Jiuch interest is being shown in
the trial. Mrs. Laird was re
leased on bond and ITill v;as re
tained in jail pending trial.
Succeeds Gaskins
On School Board
Washington, ., Feb. 26, (ANP)
Announcement war mode here on
Wednesday that John Wilson,
prominent local attorney, hod been
anpointed a member of the Board
of Education to fill the vacancy
rawed by the recent death of Ben
jamin L. Gaskins.
IT’S TRUE! * By Wiley Padan
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