The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, November 14, 1936, CITY EDITION, Image 1
-z-'t, - 5 CENTS '\ CITY COPY __ _ EI)IT,0N I-/JUSTICE/EQUAL;i t hew TO THE LINt\-— -v-" \^ ' VOLUME 13 OMAHA, NEBRASKA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1936 NUMBER THIRTY-TWO I«1IHHPE1EI Braddock Signs 7 o Meet Louis - 5 I N S. RETORTS SAY LOUIS WILL UNDOUBTEDLY SIGN THURSDAY New York, Nov. 11—James Braddoek, worldheavy weight champion, Wednesday accepted an offer from promoter Herman Taylor of Philadelphia fora 12-round, no decision bout with Joe Louis, at Atlantic City, N. J., on Feb.22, Joe Gould, Braddoek ’s manager, announced Wednesday. Mike Jacobs, Twentieth Century Sporting club promoter, and part of the Joe Louis directorate, said he would discuss the j proposal with Louis' managers tonight. According to the plans, the win-Q ner of the flight then will meet Max Schmeling here next spring with the world title at stake under the joint promotion of Jacobs and Madison Square Garden The Atlantic City bout would be held in the indoor municipal auditorium which has a seating capacity of 42,000 Under the terms of the “no decision aglrefeme'nt, IaouIb would have to knock out the champion to earn the title- New Jersey law stipulate that a decision must be given, but Taylor is understood to have reached »n agreement for a special dispensation Tn this case While the New York boxing commission steadfastly has main tained that Braddock wnu d not be permitted to appear in no ’decision bouts, before meeting Schmeling, staging the fight in Jersey removes it beyond the juris diction of the New York board SCHMELING NEXT Under terms of the agreement which will be drawn for the bout, both will agree to defend the title against Schmeling, Jacobs said. Final maneuvers in completing the match will be made as isoon as Jacobs has conferred with Louis, the promoter said- He was confident Louis immediately would agree to meet the champion Denies Accepting Republican Check New York, Nov. 14 (C)—Dr. C B.. Powell, president of the Powell Savory Corporation, publishers of, the New York Amsterdam News, has addressed a letter to the Clerk of the House of Representatives, in which he says: “Our attention has been dir ected to an article published in the Baltimore Afro-American for October 31st, 1936, page 2, under the caption ‘G- O- P. Files Cash Output', in which the erroneous statement appears that the Po well-Savory Corporation, New York, received $350 from the Re publican National Campaign Committee. “Permit ns to go on record that the Powell-Savory Corpora tion, publishers of the New York Amsterdam News, has received no remuneration whatever, aside from a $1-5# subscription fee Savoy “Swing” Now In Full Swing New York, Nov. 14 (C)—The Sa voy Ballroom “swing” session on Sunday a week ago, is still the talk of the town- Manager Charles Buchanan had three noted “swing” bands to “swing out” in modem isticly new Savoy—Teddy Hill, Bill Hicks and Erskine Hawkins and hs ‘Bama State Collegians HELD LOTTERY OPERATOR Baltimore, Md-, Nov. 14 (C)— John Thomas, 29, was held to the grand jury in $500 bail Friday charged with operating a lottery PITT UNI BAND SCOTHES JIM CROW OF NEGRO MEMBER New York, Nov. 14 (ANP)—The 172 piece band of Pittsburgh uni versity, accompanying the football Panthers to this city for their game with Fordham, brought along as part of the organiation two or three colored musicians. Early Friday morning, the whole group assembled in a well known resturant in lower New York for breakfast. When the waiter notic ed the colored members of the band he came over and politely whisper ed that colored were not served in that restaurant One of the white members of the band, rose just as quietly, went o', t and told the leader of the g cup what and happened, and even though the whole -troupe had ordered breakfast, as one man, they rose and walked out of the cafe. They went to an Automat near by and enjoyed a most substantial meal. John Henry Lewis Retains His Title London, Eng , Nov. 12—John Henry Lewis, outpointed Len Har vey, European heavyweight to re tain his light heavyweight crown Monday night before 12,000; the largest indoor fight gathering in London in several years Lewis, weighing 173’4 to Har vey's 172, had things pretty much his own way from the third round to the finish- He came out un scathed, except for some slight damage to his left eye which had been injured in training. Harvey meantime was forced to clinch and sling all through the latter part of the bout and appeared fortunate in escaping a knockout Ends Last Month With Record Divorce Cases Cleveland, Nov. 14 (ANP)—The renown Reno had nothing on Cleve land so far as divorce proceedings are concerned, for the month of October. Matrimonial relationships died and faded with equal rapidity to the foliage of Ohio’s famous trees An average of 30 a day tops the all time record for any pre ceding month. The docket Is so crowded at the present time that no new case can be set until the middle of this month. Last Rites For John Pollard Funeral services were held Mon day, Nov- 9th, from the Myers Fun eral Home, for John Pollard, 2109 Miami St-, who died Nov. 6th at his home- Death was due to heart attack Mr. Pollard has been in the em ploy of the Sunset Cab Co. for the past four yeans The deceased leaves to mourn his loss a son, Kenneth Pollard, 2228 Burdette street and a brother, Fred Pollard, also of this city »-: Bishop Washington Coming Tq Omaha Bllsho.p Wm- A- Washington of Los Angeles, Calif., will be an Oma ha guest for at least ten days be ginning Sunday, Nov 15th, to con duct a series of meetings following the dedicating of the New Christ Tetrn'e church, 26th and Burdette, Sunday afternoon at 2:30- You are all well acquainted with Bishop Washington- He will also be accom panied by h*3 brother, D. J Wash ington, better known by th Onia hans as the praying and singing man. All pastors anti their mem bers will be made welcome guests at these services which shall be for the glory of G°d and the help of humanity. It will be interdenominational So come and make youit-elf at home. Urban League Formed In Little Rock, Ark. That Little Rock is to have a branch of the Urban League was practically assured when fifty leading citizens of the Capitol City began n earnest to campaign for the budget for the first year oper ation In the first few days of a two-week drive $1,500 in cash and pledges had been reported- The steering committee of the fifty leading citizens, haded by Mr. L- M Chrisophe, principal of Stephens school and Mrs- A- B Ives, princi pal of Bush school, is conducting an intensive drive which is to in clude every Negro in the city Mr. J Harvey Kerns, field secre tary of the National Urban League who has been making studies of the Negro population in the city has disclosed a number of social maladjusteents which has attract ed the attention of a number of business and civic leaders of the white and Negn> group. In several addresses made by Mr. Kerns, an analysis of local health, housing, recreation and unemployment pro blems ware given as a basis for a j- am for study and planning for Negro welfare The Chamber of Commerce and hads of a number of the social and civic agencies have expressed their interest in, and willingness to co operate with the League when the branch is ready to function Howard Uni. to Get New Buildings Washington, Nov. 14 (C)—The semi-annual meeting of the Board of Trustees of Howard university last Tuesday heard a progressive report- The Buddings and Gounds Committee reported that Robinson and Williams, architects, have pre sented preliminary sketches for two new dormitories for boys, to cost $525,000 and that plans and speci fications for the new library were advertised for bids on Oct. 14 at the Department of Interior. This budding will cost $800,00- The pre sident’s report showed an increase in the enrollment of the school, the advance of graduate education, and that the school is now worth $7, 963,170-93. Receipts for the year totaled $1,691,351. 30 dr. McMillan in paris Dr- Aaron M McMillan, former Nebraska State Representative, now physician at the Willis F. Pierce Memorial Hospital, Galangue Angola, West Africa, arrived in Paris, Oct. 29th, according to a letter received by Mr- C- C- Gallo way this week. GET ORCHIDS AS THEY SAIL BISHOP AND MRS. R. R. WRIGHT, Who got a lovely corsage of orchids from the Good Neighbor League as they boarded the SS. Europa and sailed for Cape Town, South Africa, from New York Friday night. Many friends were at the pier to see the A.M.E. prelate and his wife off to their work in foreign fields. Lovely gifts were brought to the boat for Mrs. Wright and her husband. Husband Dies of Silicosis: Wife Sues Foundry for $50,000 Cleveland, Nov- 14 (ANP)— Charges were made by Mrs. Birdie Webster last week through a peti tion filed in the Common Pleas court here that the Forest City Foundry company was negligent in providing means whereby the air could be purified in rooms in which the grinding and casting was car ried on Mrs- Webster is the widow of John Webster. He died of Silicosis Jan- 1, 1935, after having been in the employ of the Foundry company for eight years as a chipper Ills work consisted operationg a ma chine which cleaned and ground castings and in so doing set into motion a spray of sand and iron particles containing silica. With out proper exhaust and ventilation the debris is thrown into the air of the room and inhaled by opera tors therein- Mrs- Webster char ges this was true in the case of her husbands. Webster Is survived by his wife and granddaughter, Lena May, 15 The petition stated that Mr Web ster contributed $25 a week to their support before his death. It also stated that the Workingmans Com pensation act does not provide any compensation for Mrs- Webster. She asks that she be given $50,000. BOY HITS COUPLE On Saturday, Nov 7th, in driv ing east on Dodge street, the Ford V-8 sedan, driven by Wm. Baker, 1508-11 Ave., struck Alvin Brown and Rose Shemek, who "had just alighted from an east bound street ear. Baker was unable to stop be-1 cause of the icy streets Brown re ceived abrasion to right elbow. Rose Shemak received bruised right knee. Baker was booked for reckless li lving and no driver’s license. BRITAIN MAY RECOGNIZE ITALY IN ETHIOPIA London, Nov. 14 (C)— Mussoli ni’s dem'and that Britain recognize Italy’s conquest of Ethopia may ?et favorable recognition, it was mrmised Sunday when it was team ed that England is thinking of transforming her legation at Addis \baba into a consulate- The lega ;ion is credited to Emperor Haile Selassie. KAPPAS ELECT NEW OFFICERS The Alpha Eta Chapter of Kappa Plsi, the national Negro collegiate fraternity, recently held Its annua! election of officers- Jess Hutten, a charter member of the local chaptei was elcted Folemarch by acclama tion Mr. Hutton succeeds Mr. Gal tha Pegg who is the retiring Pole march- Mr- Arthur McCaw was el ected vice Polemareh, and Atty Charles F Davis, Keeper of Re cord Dr. Weldon W. Solomon was un anlmously elected Keeper of Ex chequer; Mr Gai'-ha Pegg /as ac claimed Strategus- Mr. J. Dillan Crawford was elected Lieut Strate gus, and Mr. Lloyd Livingston Lee was elected Historian by acclama tion. The new officers were installed at the last meeting with much cere mony. Dr. Haynes Pleads Minority Cause New York, Nov. 14 (ANP)—In an article under the title of “Negro Americans and the Churches,” car ried by the “World Call,” organ oi the Disciples of Christ, Dr. George E Haynes, Federal Ouncil ol Churches, calls on the churches tc renew their vigor and action lr bringing justice to minority groups Discrimination in employment, dis crimination in the administration ol relief, and color barriers in civic life are given by Dr. Haynes as the principal issues with which the church must be concerned if its Christian doctrines are to be more than “fine verbal phrases-’ WPA WORKER FATALLY BURNED San Diego, Calif-, Nov. 14 (ANP) —Allen Quinn, a WPA worker was fatally burned ast Friday after being injured in an auto-truck col sion After escaping death in the crash Quinn was lying on the pave ment, awaiting arrival of the am bulance, when a careless passerby thoughtlessly tossed a lighted match into the car wreckage, Ignit ing the escaping gasoline from the broken tanks- Quinn’s body was Im mediately enveloped in flames and was fatally burned before he could bo pulled away from the flaming mass -i) COMMUNISTS IN RIG GAIN OVER 1932 ELECTION Chicago, Nov- 14 (ANP).One of the surprises of the recent na tional election—apart from the al most complete loss of Identity of the Grand Old Party—was the re markable gain, nationally, made by the Communist party, in both vot ing strength anil Interest aroused throughout the country'. Hotter or ganization methods, timeliness of their appeal to the workers of the nation and their unequivocal stand against Jim Crowtsm, bigotry and color prejudee are some of the reasons advanced by political ob servers for theh showing made by the Communist at the recent el ection James W Ford of Alabama, Communist candidate for vice pre sident was one of the principal speakers at the Chicago stadium Monday, calling upon his people and their friends to halt the march of American reaction- He also told the audience of 18,000 to form an All-People’s party in Chicago and to join with the Farmer-Labor mo vement to fight jtm crowism Among the other speakers at the big meeting were William Z- Fos ter, chairman of the Communist party, Mother Ella Reeve B'oor, 74 year-old labor leader and Harry Heywood, Communist candidate for Congress from the First Chicago district School Janitor, Shot By White Girl’s Father Birmingham, Nov. 14 (ANP)— Curtis Cobb, janitor at a local school and suspect in the attempt ed attack Oct 10th of 10-year-old Ethel Weaver, white, is expected to leave the hospital this week com pletely recovered from two revolver shots which physicians at first thought would end his life. C°bb was shot In the shoulder and side by J. G Weaver, father of Ethel, after the child had par tially identified the janitor as her assailant. The shooting occurred near the Weaver home where the father and other white men formed a posse to hunt out the alleged as sailant INSURANCE AGENT ROBBED Richard Jones, 4909 Burt St-, sup erintendent of the National Life and Accident Insurance Co-, 727 Electric Bldg., reports that about i G:45 a- m-, on Nov- 7th, he stopped at the home "f Mrs. Blanche Ship man, 2428 Franklin St- to make a call- Coming out about 7:00 a- m. he got iato his car, which was park ed in front of that address Just as he started to drive away, going west on Franklin, a dark skin Ne gro, about 30 years of age, jumped out of the back seat where he was hiding, stuck a gun in Jones’ neck, informing him it was a stick up and to give him his money. Jones gave up a dark brown billfold con taining $15 or $20 in cash, driver's license and public library card. Jones was attended at the station for a laceration and bruises of the scalp. HOWARD KENNEDY PT. A. MEETS AT SCHOOL The Howard Kennedy P-T. A will hold its regular meeting on Nov. 12 at 3:00 p- m-, at Howard Kennedy school. The guest speak ers will be Rev Lawrence Plank and Mrs- A. J. Blauffs of the Com munity Chest Speakers’ Bureau Miss Velma King will give a dem onstration of how to make toys in the home Everyone is welcome and the parents are urged to be present. Miss Annabelle Jones, of Red Oak, la., was the dinner guest of Miss Love, 1610 No. 28th St-, on Friday Nov. 6th. Expect To Reach $564,688 Goal in Campaign Divisions Organized Work of gathering contribution* in the Community Chest’s campaign for $564,638 85 has been started in fur of the divisions In the big cam paign organization of 5,000 men and women volunteers. First responses t" the call for more and larger subscriptions this year were hailed as indicative of success by Leonard Hurts, chair man of the advance gifts division; Frank E- Rusk, in charge of the big Industrial division; Walter S. Byrne, heatl of the business division and (den R Eastbum of the nation al firms division. Work of assembl ing the advance gifts and of the national firms division. Work of as sembing the advance gifts and of soliciting employees In most of the larger industrial establishments is expected to be completed this week, ahead of the opening of the gener al drive on Monday, Nov- 16th. Workers in the worn ills division in oharge of Mrs. Roger P- Holman; the schools division, headed by Leon O. Smith, assistant superintendent of schools, and the South Omaha division, under Chairman F. J Mc Cauley, will swing into action next Monday for the two weeks of the campaign For the advance gifts division Chairman Hurtz announced as co chairmen J- L. Haugh, W- F- Noble, Francis McDermott, William L Holzman, Frank A McDevitt, Max A Miller, P. F- Petersen and Victor B- Smith. They are being assisted by groups including many of the leaders in Omaha business and civic aetvities. Chairman Byrne of the business division has as his principal aides Continued on Page 4) Our Jesse Makes SEP. Article New York, Nov. 14 (C)—A full page advertisement In the News Monday announced “My Boy Jes se,” by Larry Snyder, Owens’ coach to appear in this week’s issue of the Saturday Evening Post With two large photographs showing Jesse in action, the ad reads: “From high school to international head lines in two years. That’s Jesse Owens’ greatest race.his sprint to fame- But behind the headlines there Is a dramatic, personal story —now made public for the first time. Were the breaks with Jesse or against him? Who paid for the track shoes which carried him to four World’s Championships ? What is the story of the ‘rambling pain’? Why did Jesse refuse to Barnstorm in Sweden? You'll en joy this—the inside story of the fastest, farthest jumbing human the world has ever seen ” ,T VA. UNION STUDENTS HEAR TRUSTEE SPEAK Richmond, Va-, Nov. 14 (C)— Virginia Union students heard the Rev. Theodore Adams, pastor of the First Baptist church and a trustee of the university, at the weekly convocation services Friday morning. Dr- Adams spoke on “Christian Faith.” .... HAMPTON HOLDS MOCK POLITICAL CAMPAIGN Hampton, Va-, Nov. 14 (C)— In order to give students a pract ical knowledge of government, Hampton Institute promoted a mock plitical campaign, allowing stu dents to vote for president and vice president after hearing speeches of candidates.