The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, October 24, 1936, CITY EDITION, Image 1

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Give Rightful Expression To
Famous Spirituals; Tops
In Sweetness Of Tone
Fisk Jubilee singers sang in the
Urban League Community Center
in the evening, Oet- 19th, to a very
appreciative audience. Program in
cluded ten Negro Spirituals, a set
ting by H- T Burleigh of Hugh
Dillman’s “I want to Learn to Ser
ve,” written for the Fisk Singers,
a group of recular part songs, and
many encores. The group was ac
companied by Mr. Berrien. He also
accompanied Mr Leonard Frank
lin who rendered four soloes which
were well received by the audience
The singers number eight: Cecil
Reeves, William A. Collier, Leon
ard Franklin; Author Bostle, Carl
Weems, Aswald Lampkins; Linton
Berrien, and M's. Jas. Myers who
is also director of the ensemble
All the sweetness of a Negro song
is in their tuneful harmonies. They
are masters of effect in towe and
rhythms, changes of key and eccen
tricities of accent,however extreme
or abrupt have no terrors for them
And their voices have that quality
of softness and sympathy in which
no race on earth can surpass them.
Their singing is singing all the
time even, in dramatic and de-lam
atory passages, where words of
startling force leap out from a
context of gentle pursuasion, it is
beautiful modulated song that is
medium of expression, and they
sing always on their words—ev
ery word distinct and ennoble by
melodic modelling- But even better
than the sweetness of their tone,
the smoothness of their modula
tions, and the freedom of their
rhythms is the throb of spontaniety
that marks every phase of their
song They might be improvising
all the time, their singing is so na
tural and sincere.
Roscoe Simmons On
Air Oct. 23 and Nov. 1
Chicago, Oct. 25—Speaking un
der the auspicies of the Republican
National Committee, Col P^scoe
Oonkling Simmons, noted orator
and exponent of Republican prin
ciples of constitutional govern
ment, will discuss the Issues of the
natiorral campaign as they relate
directly to colored .people, his
speeches being broadcast over a
nation-wide hookup on Sunday,
Oct- 25, and Sunday, Nov. 1. The
time for the broadcast will be from
3:30 to 4:00 p. m., EST
KOIL, Omaha, will carry the
Washington, Oct. 24 (A.NP)—
Funeral services for Dr Benjamin
F. Hailstorks, for over two decades
prominent pharmacist of southwest
Washington, were held Thursday
from Metropolitan AME Zion
church, the Rev. J. M McCoy, pas
tor, officiating, followed by Inter
ment at the Woodlawn cemetery.
s^cmi f>r»en fo* Ina
Ray Hutton and Band
Ina Ray Hutton and her Melo
dears will have new scenery, new
costumes, new specialty acts, and
an entirely new routine of numbers
and novelties when they open their
season on at the Astor theatre in
Reading, Pa
The blonde bombshell of rhythm
also booked for stage appearances
at the Earl theatre in Wshlngton,
D. C- at Loew’s in Montreal and at
Shea’s Hippodrome in Toronto
Perry Howard
“I trust that all my friends in
Nebraska will continue t) stand up
lor the G O. P.
A division of votes w 'll not help
us, and will not result in making
up the balance of power
I am one of those wha believes
*hat no colored person can be a
Democrat at heart. I define a Dem
ocrat as being a “mad or sore Re
publican” We are just as natur
al'y Republicans its we are Method
ists or Baptists
I am one of hose who believes
>ng about what Roosevelt has done
for the colored peop’o. As a matter
of fact, he has done nothing out of
tho ordinary in administering re-;
lief- In the south, it is a crime—in
my state, Mississippi, where there
are more Negroes than whites, they
have not given the Negro ten jobs
Just the other day, they laid off
30,000 Negroes from the relief rolls
and not one white.
Mr. Roosevelt has brought to
Washington, I). C., over 60,000
white people in the departments,
and only 50 colored
The Democrats are trying to
buy my people through Relief, and
in buying them through relief, they
■are buying them with their own
money" 1 want to urge my colored
friends to take all relief they can
get and then go into the booths and
vote according to their own dic
The above is ’an interview given
a reporter of the Omaha Guide Fri
day, Oct. 16, by the, Hon. Perry
W- Howard, while in the city.
Tenants Chances Of
Land Ownership Small
Jonesboro, Ark., Oct- 24 (ANP)
—Although tenant farmers regard
farm ownership as the remedy for
the south’s big social and agricul
tural problem, sharecroppers and
day laborers feel no good can come
from this proposal, made to the
special committee of 19 from Gov
Futrell’s Farm Tenancy commission
of 58 members which is scheduled to
meet again near the end of October.
In Arkansas the average tenant
farmer pays the landlord part of the
craps produced for the rent of the
lnd, and has his own farm equip
ment, livestock and seed. Share
croppers, however, have nothing
except supplies furnished at inter
est from the landlords- While farm
tenants have a good start toward
land ownership, no way appears
open for sharecroppers to obtain
land- Rural Negroes fall into both
J O. E. Beck of Hughes, a mem
ber of Futrell's commission and one
of the yargest cotton planters in
eastern Arkansas, believes that Im
provement of the lot of the share
cropper class in this section must
start through educational channels
He intimates the belief that by edu
cating the children of his type of
tenants, standards will be raised to
to a position equal to farm owner
Educational and religious facili
ties are lacking in many commun
ities in eastern Arkansas In many
of them colored tenant children
have no opportunity at all to at
tend school.
The next meeting of the Futrell
commission is expected to consider
all proposals made to remedy exist
ing conditions. After it meets, a
southwide tenant conference at Hot
Springs attended by Gov Futrell
and governors or their representa
tives from either other southern
states is scheduled to be held
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Lee Washing
ton of 2634 Corby St., announce
the birth of an eight pound boy. He
was christened Leslie Lee, jr
$200,000 TO NEGRO’
Jackson, Miss Oct. 25 (ANP)—
Following the announcement that
the late R- H Green, wealthy
wholesale grocer, v ho died recent
ly. had left a trust fund of $200,000
to provide hospital care for needy
colored residents, Yuughn Watkins,
on" of the executors of the estate
said this week that wards in Jack
son hospitals will be established for
the charity patients rather than
building a special hospital for the '
M •. Vaughn explained that the
amount set aside in Mr. Green’s j
wll1 would not be sufficient to build
U hospital, equip it, maintain a;
staff and furnish free food and
medicinal supplies But if existing
facilities are used 'and wards estab
lished in the hospitals already built
tli; $200,000 trust fund ran be de
velopexl into one of the principal
philanthropies in the south.
Big Step Forward For Negroes
The wealthy merchant’s trust
fund raises hopes here in the hearts
of members of both races that it
is the forerunner of other bequests
■and financial efforts to provide ad
equate medical care and hospital
tretment for needy colored patients.
It is well known that -as Individuals,
Negroes are in many cases gener
ously provided for by southerners,
but little has ever been done in
Mississippi to provide for them col
1 actively, in the matter of hospit
al care- It is pointed out, however,
that the development of social
wards attached to the already ex
isting white hospitals will offer no
opportunity to Negro doctors who
had hoped to have the institution
established and placed under their
This state’s colored charity pa
tients have always exceeded the. ac
comodations. and north of Jackson
especially in the delta counties
where the ratio of Negroes to
whites is 8 to 1, no facilities art
provided for them- Through the
charity hospital fund recently pro
vided by the state legislature a few
free beds are made available for
Ngroes, but not nearly enough for
the grtat number needing medical
and surgical care
M.'. Watkins believes that Mr
Gree- ’s bequest for Negro welfare
augurs well for a betterment of
race relations and is indicative of
the “decline of race prejudice in
the south.” Hundreds of colored
residents attended the last rites for
the merchant, and he remembered
a numbered of them, family ser
vants and employees of his whole
sale house, in his will.
Granddaughter Of
Frederick Douglass
Visits In Omaha
Mrs Fredericks Douglass Spra
gue Perry, who is travelings in the
interest of the National Republican
party has been in the city for sev
eral days speaking and making con
Mrs. Perry is the granddaughter
of the late Frederick Do-uglass, be
ing the daughter of Rosetta Dou
glass, first born of Frederick Dou
glass- She has the distinction of
having been named after her grand
The Mme Cantacuzene, of Wash
ington, D C. who recently visited
Omaha in the interest of the Na
tional Republican party, is a grand
daughter of General Grant. Now
Gen- Grant and our beloved Fred
erick Douglass were very close
friends. It was a coincidence, in
deed, that the granddaughters of
these great men should happen to
be here at the same time and meet,
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Suffers Two Broken Ribs
Mr C. C. Galloway, res den* of
Pmal*.'. for 36 years end we 1
I ’'uslncss. civic and politi el cir
le\ was scvorn'y Injured in an
r, 'tomoblle accident eight miles
west o.' Atlantic, !■•>. -about 6 a m.
Saturday morning Oct 17th; while
enrout i to the Iowa university
H metoming football game and
P'er to Chicago. His cur was in a
collision with another drivun by
R Flickengcr of Council Bluffs, la
who was also going to Iowa City
Tho details of the accident have
not. us yet been ascertained Accord
ing to reports there w’ere four per
sons in the other car The most
seriously hurt of these is said to
have suffered at fractured wrist
w hile one of the women occupants
suffered a head injury.
Mr. Gallowuy, whose son Ledrue
Galloway was a member of the.
University of Iowa football team
c! 1924-25, suffered two broken
ribs and cuts ubout the face and
hanc^s- He is at the Jones
hospital in Atlantic where his con
dition is reported as satisfactory.
More than a hundred Omaha
friends have visited him since the
accident. He has been acting bust
ess manager of the Omaha Guide
for several years
N.A A C P to Hold
Midsouth Conference
In New Orleans, La.
New Orleans, Oct 25—The fall
meeting of the regional conference
of southern branches of the Nation
al Association for the Advancement
of Colored People will be held here
Oct 30-31 and Nov. 1.
NAACP representatives from
Georgia, Flordia, Mississippi, Lou
isiana and Alabama, will converge
on New Orleans to seriously dis
cuss problems affecting the. Negro
group, and to devise ways and
means to collectively combat many
of the existing injustices
Problems to be discussed include
lynchings, jury service, unfair
trials; police brutality, voting, edu
cational inequalities,, WPA and
PWA jobs, cotton control adminis-1
stration, farm aid; crime; travel
and transpoiation discrimination,
Negro business and unemployment.
The conference will open Friday
night, Oct. 30 at the St. Marks
Baptist church- On Saturday, Oct
31 there will be sessions at Xavier
university and St- James A ME
church, and on Sunday 'afternoon,
Nov. 1 another big mass meeting
[will be held.
The business sessions of the
meeting will be held on Saturday,
at which time plans will be form
ulated for the united attack against
the evils retarding the progress of
the Negro group, or It is consider
ed that more than 4,000,000 color
ed people; or approximately one
third of the Negro population of the
nation, live within the bounds of
the conference, the importance of
the meeting is obvious
A T- Walden, of Atlanta, a mem
ber of the NAACP board of direct
ors, Forrester B. Washington, pre
sident of the Atlanta branch; E
Luther Brooks, of Oarke univer
sity, and Dr. E- W- Taggart, mil
itant president of the Birmingham
branch will be among those to de
liver addresses in connection with
the meeting
The regional conference of sou
thern branches was organized in
Mobile last April, and promises to
become an integral force in allevi
ating problems of the Negro in the
Mi's- Estella Saunders, State
Custodian of Records A W. M-,
left Tuesday Oct. 20th, to attend
the state convention in Sargent,
New York, Get 25 (CNA) Rent
'xtirtiens and jim crow discrimina
tion in employment are, dan'Hin"°d
as the most vicious Harlem con li
tions in an official repirt relc ied
this week by th '. Advisory Cmimit
tee on Negro Problems to the Di
rector of the Emergency RD ef
Bureau- Th committee Includes 21
Harlem leaders and is headed by
the Rev. Dr John H- Johnson re
cently appointed 1 ’ Mayor T
Guardla to the ERB board.
The report charged that the
“most serious and most immed ute
vrob'em for the Nero fmvly :s em
ployment,” and stated that the
“rent problem was the most, acute
faced in the Harlem area ” It char
ged further that private industry
openly |diiri<cri ml notes against Ne
gro workers and that the bad
housing conditions breed “disorder
and vice.” Similar conditions con
front the Spanish-speaking popul
ation in lower, the report pointed
It fully confirmed the finding of j
the Mayor’s Commission on Harlem
that rent and job discrimination,
unbridled police brutality and other/
oppressive conditions were direct-'
ly responsible for the. historic
March 19, 1935 outbreak in Har
lem- The report was issued on the
very day that eleven city depart
ment heads, including Police Com
missioner Valentin'1, treated them
selves to a generous whitewash in
- blanket denial of the charges of
the Mayor’s Commission
The Advisory Committee found
that “rents already prohibitive for
the facilities offered are. being
raised in many instances ” It ppo*
posed consideration of “the pos.v”"
tty of reenactment of emergency
rent as a possible solution to what
Is the most acute problem faced in
the Harlem area.”
The report describes as utterly
inadequate present ERB rent al
lowances the present policy of giv
ing the client a rent allowance
which the, bureau recognizes insuf
ficient to pay the rent scale agreed
upon between the landlord 'and the
tenant, is unsound The client must
supplement Ms relief allowance or
be dispossessed- This Is done by
hook or crook.” Other surveys
show that the client is ordered to
draw on Ms feod allowance to sup
plement the rent check
The report assails discrimination
by private employers and quotes
statistics from the State Employ
ment Service to show trat only 38
Negroes have been placed in jobs
In jrivate industry during the per
iod from Aug 15 to Sept- 19. This,
despite the fine record made by Ne
groes in executive posts In the ERB.
The committee acknowledges in
creased placements of Negroes in
executive /positions in the ERB fol
lowing the March 19th outbreak In
contrast to “a year ago when the
Negro worker, regardless of hls
ability, appeared to be 'automatic
ally excluded from most of the im
portant jobs In the ERB The num
ber in executive posts Increased
from nine to 63, the report said
The 1,015 Negro staff members of
the ERB comprise 8-9 per cent of
the total, as against the 4.7 per
cent Negro population of the city.
Mrs. John Hope For
F. D. Roosevelt
New York, Oct. 24 (C)—Mrs.
John Hope, sr., widow of the pre
sident of Atlanta university, has
written Mrs. Crystal Bird Fauset,
director of the Women’s Division of
the Democratic drive among Ne
groes, "I will cast my vote for
Franklin D. Roosevelt ”
Mrs- ZeJma Leffall, 2877 Maple,
who has been sick for the past
four weeks, is greatly improved
Jesse Owens
“Everyone has his own opinion
about things. I went to visit Lan
don, and before I went to visit him
It was in niy mind to go Republi
can- I was talking to several men
and they thought that I eould
lo Landon a lot of good hy talking
for him I was a Republican at all
times, it was not'a matter of chang
ing partieb- I really think he is a
fine man and I like his personality
very much- I especially like his
views on lynching I like his attit
ude, and the stnnd he takes toward
our people.”
His message to youth Is, the op
portunity that is before him now
will not bo for long They have, a
wonderful opportunity at the pre
sent time They have ample time
in school, and opportunities present
themselves, so that they -are learn
moro about worldly affairs- It is
not going to be very long before
they ate voters themselves and
they should know something of the
Aids that are facing them today
and they should weigh them
better than they have In the past
and take more advantage of them.
In due time, by taking advantage
of the opportunities offered there
will bo abetter understanding be
tween the two races of people in
this country—white and black
Owens said he started in Junior
high school In 1928. One morning
tho coach took him out to run and
was so pleased that h« asked hint
to come back that afternoon- From
then on ha took an interest in run
ning and has been participating in
track eventsever since He has
bad a marvelous time during his
athletic career and has made some
marvelous colle cts. Through kls
athletic ability he has had aa op
portunity to secure, a college educa
tion and so it has proven very pro
fitable t»o him
Father Divine Checks
Pn Cleveland Judge
Cleveland. Oct. 25 (ANP)—The
secular activities of Father Divine
are not confined to providing chick
en blow outs, it was 'apparent here
the other day. In fact, the Harlem
“God” seems to be extending his
territory. The clever promotion
stories showing converts moved to
retribution and jaying old debts
•are popping up nil over the coun
try. They make the daily papers
easily, so unusual is it for old debts
to be paid because of religion. Here
in Cleveland, Father Divine has
“cut a new one.”
In the mall of Common Pleas
Judge Samuel B- Kramer last week
was -a letter from Father Divine’s
Righteous Government forum in
New York City and a copy of its
semi-monthly magazine containing
the Righteous Government plat
form Judge is a candidate for re
“Kindly write me whether you
will accept this platform in your
political work; merely state yes
or no,” the letter read- “Father
Divine has a following of over
30,000,000 people, many of whom
are voters and living in Cuyhoga
County, Ohio
“He says stay your hand in
regards voting till you hear from
“Waiting to hear from you be
for election, and wishing you hap
piness and peace, I am peaceful
ly yours.”
The managers of the Old Folks
Home, 933 No- 25th street, will
have an open house, Sunday, Oct
25th- Everyone is invited to attend
Mrs. Olivia Kirtley, president; Mrs
Martha Taylor Smith, reporter.
Republicans Endorsed
By Jesse Owens and
Perry Howard
Two thousand persons attended
tho Republican political rally held
nt 7Jon Baptist church Friday night
Oct. 16th and heard a bitter de
nunciation of the new deal policies
by Perry Howard, Republican Na
tional Committeeman from Miss
Other speakers on the program
were Jesse Owens, four event Oly
mpic winner and “world's fastest
human,” and Stanton DePriest, son
of Oscar DePrles't. former con
gressman from Illinois.
"London is ho real friend of
our people- I’ve met)Governor
London and admire his sincerity
and honesty with our people. He’s
going o be eur next president of
the United States
Earlier Friday Owens, Howard,
HePriest 'and Miss Fannie O’Con
nell, in charge of he. Republican
Young Women’s division, paraded
north Omaha and made a number
of short stops for talks
Also on tho program was Mrs. D.
Perry, Kansas Cty, Mo. who urged
return of the Negro voters to Re
publican ranks
The party left late Friday night
for SL Paul.
John Adams, candidate for the
unicameral legislature, the only
Negro candidate in the state of
Nebraska, also spoke He said he
would strive to represent all of ihe
persons in his district if ejected
Other spiftkcM’s on the program
wore H- J- Pinkett, master of cere
monies; Ray Williams, chairman;
Art- B. MeCaw; Gaitha Pegg 'and
Miss Josephine Bell
Charlotte, N- C- Oct- 24 (C)—
Judge J Will Pless, jr. quashed a
burglarly indictment Wednesday
against Tommis Walls, and defer,
red the trial of Fred Steel and Sam
uel Jones, charged with murder,
when he learned no Negroes were
on the Mecklenburg Grand Jury
that voted the Indictment
Tho trustees of the Pilgrim Bap
tist church wish to announce to the
public that we denounce the action
taken on the premises of the above
named church Friday, Oct. 16th
when one man refused to permit
the meeting scheduled to be held
there to hear Hon. Perry Howard,
Jessie Owens and other speakers
This guilty party was not ‘a trustee
nor any officer of this church what
ever and was not authorized to
stop this meeting. We feel that wa
owe the public our regrets and we
would like to let you know that it
was unlawfully done.
(Signed) Trustees of Pilgrim
Baptist Churoh
New York. Oct 25 (C)—The Con
solidated Tenants’ league sched
uled -a protest parade and mass
meeting on Saturday. The assembly
was called for Dorrence Brooks at
2 p. m , and the mass meeting at
Rockland Palace afterward to pro
test increasing tenants Dr. Will tarn
IJoydl Imf^i Attorney Vernal J
Williams and Rev. Thomas S. Har
ten were listed as speakers
Rainey Broadcasts for
Roosevelt and Curley
Boston, Mass , Oct. 24 (C)—Hon.
Julian D- Rainey, eastern director
of the Democratic drive among Ne
groes, with offices in New York,
spoke for fifteen minutes over WBZ
and the Yankee Net work Friday
evening for the re-election of Pre
sident Roosevelt, and the election
to the U S. Senate of Gov. Curley,
and the election to the governor
ship of Charles F. Hurley, state