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___ ~~ OMAHA, NEBRASKA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1936 NUMBER THIRTY-NINE
VOLUME 13 _ ____
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM <
OF THE URBAN LEAGUE
Dec.,22nd—8 P. M.
Uncle John’s Christmas Story.
.Written by B. E. Squire*
Rae Lee Jones
Singing.Grade school students
Carols.N. Y. A. Choir
Staged by Urban League Staff
Music.„.Rae Lee Jones
WPA Recreational Staff
Dec. 23—8 P. M.
A pantomine of Christmas Car
ols . Grade School Students
Under direction of Lucy Mae
Dec. 24—10 A. M.
Tiny Tots Party
Games, Pantomime and Nursery
Direction of Madoline Sterling
Dec. 24—4 P. M.
Grade School Party
“The Meaning of Christmas”—
Grade school students
Direction of Madoline Sterling
Games . Refreshments
Dec. 30—4-7 P. M.
High School Matinee
Supervised by WPA Recreational
TO SING CAROLS
The Literary club of St. John
AME church will sing Christmas
Carols on Christmas morning. They
will make their rounds in a wagon.
ORGANIZE SUNDAY SCHOOL
AT COUNTY HOSPITAL
Sunday school of Room C. 312,
Douglas County hospital, was or
ganizfed Sunday, June 28th by Mrs.
Mabel Ray Avant. The Charter
members are Mrs. Almeda John
son, secretary; Mrs. Lula Tolbert,
treasurer; Mrs. Dorothy White. Af
ter Mrs. Johnson and Tilbert were
dismissed by the doctor, Mrs. White
was appointed secretary-treasurer,
and for two months she and Mrs.
Avant carried on alone until Nov.
8^h one more wtas joined to the
ranks in the person of Mrs. Willie
The purpose of the Sunday
school was to have a regular form
of service in which the word of God
could be studied and have a trea
sury, with which the less fortunate
might be helped.
The order of services: Lord’s
Prayer and Apostles Creed in Uni
son, Hymn, Scripture Lesson; Min
utes of Previous meeting, roll call
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Parker of St..
John’s AME church, supplied the
Sunday school books and have been
doing so ever since. The outsiders
who visited Rooms C 312 have been
cooperating beautifully with the
Sunday school in helping to swell
Crescents Drop Game
To White Team 31-25
By Marion Marshall
Passaic, N. J., Dec 24—The Gar
field Iroquois, white, defeated the
Passaic Crescents befor a huge
crowd at Casey Hall last Thursday
night, 31-25. This game wds the
second of a series, the Iroquois
having taken each, the first on their
own home court by one ipoint. All
were greatly disappointed in not
seeing the familiar face of two of
■Crescents’ star player, Jdhn Isaacs
and Charles Culleard, however they
were soon assured that Joe Camp
bell, star New York center and
Shqarer were siufficenttiy capable
of playing an excellent game of
basketball, as Campbell lost no
time in exhibiting. The Crescents
started the game with such vim
and spirit, leading by nine points
at the half, that everyone was con
fident of a trumphant victory.
In the final quarter, the score
quintet returned with renewed en
ergy, desfperately endeavoring to
gain more ground. They succeeded
in making 15 points while the Cres
cents tallied only three, the visitors
forging ahead by three points.
In the final qbarted, the score
see-sawed back and forth until
finally the visitors broke loose and
scored a six point vjetory, 31-25.
Manager Bill Slappery revealed
a short time after the final whistle
that the services of referee Roach,
white, would be discontinued for
SEIZE 8 IN DOPE RAID;
Chicago, Dec, 24 (ANP)—Eight
colored men were a res ted in a raid
on a southside flat led by Sgt. Joe
Morrison Monday morning in an
effort to wipe out the city’s drug
trafsc. Nine cartons of heroin were
seized as police said they had
smashed one of the largest dope
rings in Chicago. Seven of those ar
rested have prison records as nar
cotic act violators and four were
°n probation from federal prisons.
MRS. HATTIE STEVENSON
W|h«n Mrs. Hattie Stephenson,
2904 Erskine St., rushed to the home
of Mrs. Mary Davis, 2908 Erskine
St., Thursday, Dec. l?th and re
quested her to take care of her two
children and returned home, Mrs.
Davis became suspicious and fol
lowed her. Upon arriving at Mrs.
Stephenson’s residence, Mrs. Davis
found the two children had been
placed in the front room, the door
leading to the kitchen locked and
Mrs. Stephenson had seated herself
before three jets of the gas stove
which (had been turned on.
The fire department inhalator
squad was called and attention giv
en Mrs. Stephenson.
IS CUT BY HUSBAND
Mrs. Le«»ta Williams, 2606 Wirt
St. received an incision on the
upper part of her abdomen Sun
day, Dec. 20th, when cut witlh a
knife by her husband.
Lee Williams, husband of Mrs.
Leota Williams coming home in a
drunken condition, started to argue
and fight with his wife. Pulling
out a knife he inflicted above named
injury on his wife. Williams was
later picked up at 24th and Lake
Sts. and bookel on charge of “In
Mrs. Williams who was taken to
the Nicholas Seim hospital, was dis
missed Monday, Dec. 21slt.
JOY RIDE RESULTS IN
DAMAGED FIRE PLUG
George Refrow, 16, son of Mr.
T. J. Renfrew, 2410 No. 21st St.,
decided to drive his father’s car
Tuesday, when he risoovered his
father had left the the keys to the
car at home. Just what was the
cause of his collision with a fire
plug at 25th and Lake, George is
unable to say. At any rate, it was
necesary to replace the old plug
with a new one. T|he car was towed
to the Crosstown garage.
In Wednesday’s court, Renfrow’s
case was dismissed.
NAZI PAPER WHICH HIT
Berlin, Dec. 24 (ANP)—Satur
day’s edition of the official Nazi
newspaper, “Der Angriff,” came
out editorially in defence of the
lynching of Negroes in the United
States and warned that if they ev
er obtained equality with the
whites the ‘Germanic United States’
would be greatly memiced.
Der Angriff is the same publica
tion which launched an attack on
America’s colored members of the
Olympic squad, saying that nation
would not have won the track and
field events had not it sent over
its “black auxiliaries.”
NEW AKRON SHERIFF
NAMES NEGRO AIDE
Akron, 0., Dec. 24 (ANP)— Sher
iff-elect Walter O'Neil has just an
nounced the list of deputies he has
Chosen to aocom/pany him into office
an Jan. 3rd. Among them is Amos
Forman, colored Democrat, who
will be assigned as jailer along with
two white men.
Seek Judgeship for
Atty. J. D. Rainey
Boston, Dec. 24 (ANP)—A move
ment has been started by promin
ent Bostonians to have a colored
attorney appointed to the vacancy
in the Massachusetts Judiciary, by
Gov. James M. Curley, and among
those mentioned for the post is
Atty. Julian D. Rainey, who was
dirctor of the Eastern Division of
Colored Democrats in the recent
The citizen’s group, it was learn
ed, is preparing a petition for pre
sentation to the governor. The com
mttee, headed by Clerk of he Juven
ile Court John T. Lane, is compos
ed of Dr. Franklin A. Myer, Dr. F..
Irving Gray, Dr. C. L. Harrilon,
Attorneys John W. Schenck, C. F.
Butler, J. S. Mitchell and II. E~
Quarles; John Marshall and Eugene
Goodrum of the Roxbury Civic club;
Dr. S. F. Taylor, W.. W.. Goodman
and Attorney H. Lewis.
JESSE OWENS RUNS IN
HAVANA DEC. 26th
New York, Dec. 24 (ANP)—
Jesse Owens, Olympic star will
make his debut at a professional
runner in Havana on Dec. 26th, the
day after Christmas, according to
an announcement last week by
Marty Forkins, his manager.
Owen will run 100 meters against
time between halves of the foot
ball game between the Cuban Ath
letic club and the Miami univers
sity freshman team.
WEDDING HETJD DEC 11
At six o’clock, Friday evening,
Dec. 11, 1936 at a quiet but beau
tiful ceremony, Miss Louise Flet
cher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Edward F. Fletcher, became the
bride of James Boyd Crumbley, s"n
of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Crumb
ley of 2864 Binney St.
The marriage was performed at
the home of the bride, by Rev. G.
E. Stevenson, pastor of the Pilgrim
The only attendants were: Miss
Lorraine Fletcher, sister of the
bride, wih<> was bridesmaid and Mr.
Marcellus Ranson, best man to the
The bride, who was given in mar
riage by her father, wore a gown
of midnight blue velvet fashioned
along Grecian linos, the dress was
fahioned low and fell into a slight
train. The bride carried a shower
bouguct of yellow roses.
The bridesmaid wore a gown of
the same shade of velvet, but fash
ioned on t lilts new Princess lines.
She wore a corsage of Talisman
Just proceeding tih ceremony,
Edward Fletcher, jr. sang “I Love
You Truly,” Young Master
Fletcher was accompanied by Mr.
Marvin Price, who also .played the
Immediately after the Ceremony,
three hundred guests were re
ceived at a reception, honoring the
couple at the h<>mte of the groom.
Among the out of town guests pre
sent was Miss Evkjyn Edwards of
Roth young people are well
known in Omaha social circle^.
Mrs. Crumbley is a graduate of the
Omaha Technlieal (high school, a
member of the. Trojan club of the
Northslde branch YWCA; The Pre
sident of the “Dame” club; She is
leading the Youlth Movement at the!
i’ilgrim Baiptist church and is known
throughout ibq entire community
for her musoal ability.
Mr. Crumbley is one of the lead
ing young business men of the com
munity. He s owner of the Neigh
IS INJURED BY PALL
Mrs. Lena Williams, 5023%
Couth 26th Street was injureeid
Sunday. December 20th, when
she slipped on a frosty sidewalk
and fell in front of 2505 P St., suf
fering a fractured ankle.
Mrs.Williams was taken to the
Ncholas Senn hospital where her
ankle was set Tuesday a. m.
Organize C of C
Birmingham, Dec. 24 (ANP)—
This city’s Negro professional and
business men have just organized
a chamber if commerce as a step
toward promoting trade and indus
try within the race. All colored en
terprise® within the city axe ex
pected to join.
Officers elected are H. D. Coke,
president; A. L. Welch, vice pre
sident; W. W. Harris, secretary;
and Robert L. Mabry. Temjpoary
head quarters have been opened,
at the Masonic Temple building.
Organization of the chamber of
commerce was a part of the pro
gram in conjuiction with Negro
business Appreciation Week, spon
sored by the Birmingham World,
local Scott Newspaper Syndicate
GETS $1,800 CITY JOB
Philadelphia, Dec. 24 (C)—Le
Roy Edward Bostick, graduate of
Cheyney College in ‘30 was named
assistant in the Philadelphia Pro
bation Department of the Quarter
Sessions Court at a salary of $1,800
a year, last week. Henry Smith
was also named.
Cars driven by Mr. W. W. White,
2516 Q St., and Mr. Hontas Farmer,
2611 Patrick Ave., were in a col
lision Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 22nd,
near 25th and Erskine Sts., result
ing damage to both cars but ap
parently no injury to either driver.
MBS. LULA L CARTER
Mrs. Lula Lacy Carter, 2006
HamiiJUIn [St., attcjmcj'-W « kakw
her life Friday, Dec. 18th, by drink
Booming despondent over a let
ter received that day from Wichita,
Kas., after drinking and brooding
Mrs. Carter suddenly burst into
tears and went to her room. Going
to her room, Mr. Theodore Mitchell
found her drinking from a bottle
labeled “ly»<>l.” Mrs. Carter was
taken to the Nicholas Senn hospital
in the Police Ambulance. She was
dismissed from the hospital Sun
JESSE JOHNSON SAYS
WASN’T PAID CASH
St. Louis, Dec. 24 (ANP)—Flet
dher Henderson and his orchestra
did not play for a a nee sponsored
recently by the El rwluct® club of
Des M<»inos, la., because no money
Was paid to back up the guarantee,
according to Jesse Johnson, St.
Louis Promoter whose name ap
ipeared on the contract for the
Johnson said that Atty. J. Nelson
Thompson of Des Moines, president
of tiho sponsoring cluib, cCuld not
p>st his half of the $500 guarantee
due on tho diay of the day of the
dance. When the amount was not
forthcoming, the engagement was
Calvin Picks Big
News Events of ‘36
New York, Dec. 24—F«yd J. Cal
vin, head of Calvin’s Newspaper
Service, makes the following ten
pont summary <>f outstanding news
events in 1936,
1. President John Hope of Atlan
ta university dies.
2. R. R. Wright, jr., elected Bis
hop of the A ME church.
3. Jesse Owens won three Olym
4. Joe Louis stays in heavyweight
6. League of Nations fails to
stop Italy in Ethiopia.
6. Democratic party officially
welcomes Negroes at Philadelphia.
7. Myles Paige named Magistrate
in New York.
8. Negroes swing to Roosevelt
9. “Macbeth,” WPA play, toured
from New York to Texas.
10. President’s mother sonsors
Betihune-Cookmai college drive.
(Commenting on the news of the
year, Mr. Calvin says: “My choice
is based on the way the news was
regarded in the realm of its especi
al interest. For instance, in inter
national affair, nothing was more
sickening to American NegToes
than to see the vacillating policy of
t!ho League of Nations slowly but
surely spell Ethiopia’s doom In pol
itics, the almost complete about
face of the Democratic party, on
the Negro, was amazing to see.
“And so on. Other editors may
choose other events, which adds only
to tjhe zest of the game.”
Elect Officers of
Marshall, Tex., Dec. 19 (C)—
Officers were elected of the Afri
can Cultural Socity at Bishop Col
lege under the sponsorship of Rev.
W. L. Turner, and the group dis
cussed “The Missing Link in Afri
Va. School Executive
Visits In Florida
Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 19 (C)—
Business Manager A. H. Turner of
St. Paul Normal and Industrial
school of Lawrenceville, Va., and
purchasing agent of the nine Epis
copal schools for Negroes in the
United States, spent a few days
here last week.
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