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s®cl®ty Matter at Postoffice, Omaha, Nebraska- Omaha, Nebraska, Saturday, March 6, 1937 VOL. XIII-Numbcr 48 673rd EDITION
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Involved in Shooting
and Burglaries in
Frank Bailey, 59-ye| r-old ex
Omahan who claims to be a gospel
worker, is being held on a first
degree murder charge after run
ning amuck in the Denver City
Welfare Bureau, Monday and kill
ing three employees and seriously
Those killed were: James Tun
nell, county relief director, Oliver
and Carl Dedio, clerks. Miss Ra
mona Chambers another clerk was
shot through the head.
Bailey, who is identified as the
Frank Bailey who was involved
in shooting scrapes and burglaries
in Omaha during the 20's, had been
calling regularly at the Welfare
Bureau demanding relief which
was refused him on the claim that
he was not a resident of Denver.
He was seated with other relief
applicants Monday in the WPA
when fnmwR -came out. He
followed Tunnell back into the in
side office, closed the door and
shouted: “You’re the guy I’m after
Tunnell.” As Tunnell turned Bailey
started firing. When Tunnell fell
Bailey turned his fire on the clerks.
Others sought protection behind
desks and cabinets. The apparent
demented reloaded his revolver
but did not continue his slaughter.
Instead, he walked back to the
reception room and fired four shots
through the window. He offered
no resistence when arrested a few
minutes ater two blocks from the
relief station. He told his captors
that he was “God’s voice on earth
whicih made him a messiah.”
In Omaha in 1924 Bailey was
shot twice by Detective English
who had gone to a north side ad
dress to arrest Bailey who was
accused by another man of steal
ing his wife and keeping her cap
tive against her will. Bailey took
English by surprise and held him
captive for a while. A half hour
gun battle with police followed- In
August 1929 Bailey was accused
of killing William Washington and
wounding Mrs. L. E. White.
Poiced charged Bailey shot Wash
ington from ambush, after steal
ing Washington’s car. He was cap
tured and later acquitted by a jury.
The following report on this kill
ing appeared in the August 31,
1929 edition of the Omaha Guide.
Man Killed from Ambush
Mr- William Washington and
Mrs- Dua White, who lived at 2529
Decatur St., were shot Sunday
morning, August 24th at 12:13 a.
m- Mr Washington, who was a paint
er by trade, had left his Ford car
standing across the street in front
of h$s home SatuMay evening.
About 12: Sunday morning he no
ticed some one pushing his car
down the street in front of his
He ran acros»Lnu Btreeu tw
caught the thief and brought him
back to his front porch at the point
of a gun, holding his gun on the
thief until his landlady, Mrs- Lula
White could take a gun off the thief
Then Mr. Washington ordered Mrs.
White to call the police and while
Mrs. White was calling the police
department the thief begged Mr.
Washington not to send him to jail,
stating we both are colored and
you ought to let me go; tell the
police that I broke away from you.
Mr. Washington refused his re
At this point the thief became
frightened and began fighting for
his freedom. The fight started on
the front porch. In the tussle the
thief got away and ran down De
Mr. Washington and his landlady
went out to get the car to put it
in the garage. After they had put
the car in the garage and started
back to the house, a shot rang out
and Mr. Washington fell mortally
wounded. In a few seconds another
shot felled Mrs. White.
Mr Washington died At this writing
Mrs. White reported to be get
ting along nicely.
Mr. Washington leaves a wife
and five children, ranging in ages
from 2 to 15 years, who live at
2800 Maple St. Mr. Washington was
from Bruton, Ala.
He was a World War veteran and
saw service in France. He was one
of the founders of Pilgrim Baptist
His widow, Mrs. Julia Washing
ton, is a hard working Christian
woman, a member of the Seventh
Day Adventist church.
Frank Bailey has been arrested
and is being held in connection with
A dramatic rescue of three
shipwijecked sailors on Lake
Erie will be rc-onaeted in the
new real life adventure story
in the National Carbon Co. ser
ies. This drama will go on the
air over Sta,ti,on WOW., Om
aha, Nebraska, on Friday,
March 5, at 10:05 P.M.
Bill Dye, of Cleveland, and
two friends were rescued af
ter clinging to their sailboat
for three hours, during which
tHmfe a furious wind battered
their little craft and waves
frequently broke over them.
Mrs. Joseph Louis Barrow
Here she is, Mrs. Joe Louis Bar
row, who reported a marvelous
time under Bermuda’s sun-kissed
It i3 reported that Mrs. Louis
and her party were the recipients
of many smart affairs while in
Bermuda- Among the outstanding
was the day spent with the popular
Fox family. Marva declared she
liked Bermuda. But dear old Chi
cago is good enough for her.
Mi*. Erland Cooper, the son of
Rev. and Mrs. Cooper, who was
reared in Omaha and who has been
touring the southland as manager
of the “Loving Four” quartette for
the past three years, preached his
trial sermon at his home church,
Pleasant Green, Sunday Feb. 14th
at 8 p. m. The building was filled
to its capacity. Mr. Cooper’s sub
peet was “The Four Kinds of Hor
rors.” His text was “who hath ears
to hear, let him hear, Matt. 13-9.
Ho beautifully illustrated the
sower who went forth to sow, re
ferring to many ministers of to
day who sow various kinds of seed
in various kinds of soil- The seed
that fell by the wayside represent
ed persons who took no heed to
the gospel. The seed that fell in
stoney places was those whose
hearts were hardened and the words
took no root but withered away.
The seed that fell among thorns
and were choked represented those
who came in contact with an un
desirable atmosphere and have no
influence with their fellow man.
The subject was beautifully dis
cussed in every detail and was en
joyed immensely by the entire con
The following ministers formed
the presbytery and decided unani
mously to grant Mr. Cooper his li
cense. They were Rev. J. H- Rey
nolds, Rev. E. E. Wilhite, Rev. C.
L. Union, Rev. Adams, Rev. D. A.
Campbell, Rev E. Green and Rev
The young Rev. Cooper spent
three days visiting relatives and
friends in the city, then returned
to St. Joseph, Mo., where the “Lov
ing Four” quartette is rendering
services at the various churches.
Rev. Cooper’s many friends wish
for him a very successful minis
Final Rites Held
For Elder Robinson
Elder E. D. liobiusou of the
Church of God iu Christ, 2318
N. 26th St., died Thursday,
23rd his residence, 2723 N.
28th Ave. after a prolonged
illness. Eld. Robinson who was
83 years old at the time of his
death was one of Omaha’s old
est ministers in thte point of
service, having pastored his
church for 22 years. He was a
native of Trenton, Tenn.
Starting with a small but de
devoted following in 1915 the
elder soon built up a substan
tial congregation and in 1920
the present church site on 26th
St. was purchased, which is
said to be frfee of all debts.
During the summer months
for many years revival services
have been hjeld in the open air
annex which always attracted
large gatherings with many
people standing on the outside.
Funeral services were ' held
Tuesday, March 2nd beginning
at 10 a m. with about 500
mourners present: many of
them from out of town.
Elder Robinson leaves to
mourn his loss a wife, Mrs.
|T/izze Robinson; one sistler,
Miss Efthel Davis
Miss Ethel Davis, 15, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Davis,
5403 So. 24th St., is an honor grad
uate of the March class of South
high school. Miss Davis has made
the national honor Society and re
ceived many other honors during
her high Bchool career, which she
completed in three yars. Miss Da
vis plans to matriculate at Ho
ward university at Washington, D.
C. next semester.
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CHILDREN BURNED TO
DEATH IN HOME
T% three children of Mrs.
Roselee Homes 1117 Monument
St., Baltimore, Md. were burn
ed to death in their home Feb.
25th. Word was received to
this effect by Mrs. Lawrence
Watson of Grant St. The
cause of the fire was unknown.
MRS. FANNY CONLEY,
2887 Ohio St. is confined to
her bed. She would appreciate
a visit from her many friends.
Iowan to Speak Here
Edward Bartow, Iowa City, la.,
immediate past president of the
American Chemical society, has
been added to the list of nationally
known speakers who will address
the Midwestern Conference |of
Agricuture, Science and Industry,
otherwise known as the “chemurgic
conference,” in Omaha March 9, 10.
Mrs. Mark Robinson of Chica
go; one brother, John Robin
son of Byerburg, T|tnn., one
step-daughter; four grandchild
rens and a host of friends.
On the Sunday preceeding his
death, Father Robinson called
his church to his home. .When
they had gathered he told them
that this would be his last meet
ing with them. He then gave
a text. Genesis 1st chapter,
“Let thjere be light’’ He told
Rev. M.D. Chambers to take up
the Cross and carry on from
where he left off.
Among the out of town mourn
ers who were present to pay
their last respect to the veteran
churchman were: Bishop C.H.
Mason, Memphis, Term.; Over
seer W.D. Smith of Iowa; Over
seer Chas Pleas,Kansas-.Mother
E. Chambers of Wisconsin;
Overseer V.M. Barker of West
ern Missouri and Nebraska;
Elder C.O. Brown of Kansas
City; Bean Lillian Coffey and
Bean C. Morris of Mississippi
Elder C.G. Carter of Missouri
Elder W. McGee of Chicago
and TTarrold Young of Kansas
Speaks at Center
Mr. T. Arnold Hill of New York
who was recently appointed to the
State Board of Social Welfare of
the state of New York and who
has been for many years director
of the bureau of Industrial Re
lations for the National Urban Lea
gue Community Center Board of
Directors, was the guest speaker at
a dinner meeting sponsored by the
local branch, Friday evening.
The master of ceremonies, Dr.
H. Wiggins introduced Mr. Hill,
who during the course of his speech
related many interesting facts, am
ong which he pointed out that the
unemployed percentage of the race
group in the urban localities was
greater than that of any other
group, stating that the percentage
of Negroes unemployed was 39.5
per cent while that of the white
was only 14.5 per cent.
Ho also urged that Negro youth
prepare themselves to take ad
vantage of the various examina
tions now being offered by the Ci
vil Service Commission under the
Social Security set up, emphasiz
ing that this will serve as a dis
tinct avenue to better economic
In his closing remarks he con
gratulated the various social or
ganizations of Omaha for the won
derful spirit of co-operation that
was in evidence and asked of them
to continue such a spirit in the
carrying out of the National Vo
cational Guidance of Youth pro
gram by the National Urban Lea
.Following a rounji tabje dis
cussion in which all present took
a part on the theme of Vocational
Guidance, Mr. B. E. Squires exe
cutive secretary of the Urban Lea
gue Community Center responded
in behalf of the local branch to
the address of Mr. Hill.
Out of town guests present were
were Mr. Millard Woods, executive
secretary of the Lincoln, Nebr-,
Urban League and Mr. Clyde Ma
lone who is also connected with
the Lincoln branch.
OMAHA BOAST OF
A NEW BUSINESS
Babe and Bud McCrae grad
uates of the Birmingham South
era Borbeeu|e Cooking School
announce the opening of Bud
and Babe Bottling "Works.
These young men have oper
ated a barbecue tavern in Wich
ita, Kans. since their gradu
ation and now come to us with
a wealth of experience in the
preparing of the Famous Babe
and Bud Barbecue Sauce with
the tastte that satisfies. Ac
cording to testimonies coming
from Wichita, this wonderful
sauqe is delicious with steaks
fish, eggs, cheese, chicken, and
gravies. These wonderful cooks
and sauce manufacturers an
nounce that this sauce under
the name of B and B may bte
found in some of the leading
grocery stores on the North
Thev Leave Us
Mother Luster of South Omaha
lost her sister in death. Her sister,
of Kansas City came to visit her
and only lived two days after her
trip here. Her remains will be
shipped back to Kansas City for
Mr- and Mrs. Lewis Brown, of
Sioux City, la., were called to the
city to attend the funeral of Mrs.
Mary Jackson, their mother. They
returned to their home in Sioux
James Curry, 2322 No. 25nd St-,
passed away at the Methodist hos
pital on Tuesday, March 2nd at
7 o’clock. His remains are at the
Myers Funeral Home. He leaves
a mother, Mrs. Belle Curry; a de
voted wife, Mrs. Blanche Curry;
two brothers, Eugene and Roscoe
and a sister in Milwaukee, Wis. No
funeral arrangements have been
made as yet.
R. Bates Dies
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young man heads flori
DA'S LARGEST BUSINESS
Jacksonville, Fla., (ANP)—
James II. Lewis, youthful pre»i
djent of Florida’s richest and
most iiufluent/ial Negro busi
no^s.The Afro-American Life
Insurance Co., with' headquar
ters in Jackson,villb, Florida.,
presided for the first time re
cently over the annual meeting
of directors and stockholders.
MEMBERS OF ST. JOHN A.M.E.
CHURRCH SURPRISE PASTOR
WITH BIRTHDAY PARTY
Rev. Adams was the recipient of
a surprise birthday party Monday
evening at tjie piaraonage, 2416
Binney. Rev. Adams efficient pas
tor of St. John, found on his return
home from church, a capacity house
of members and friends who greet
ed him with the familiar song of
“Happy Birthday to You” which
was followed with a shower of
gifts and cards expressing to him
many more happy and prosperous
birthdays. The Guide joins Rev.
Adams’ many friends and members
in wishing for him many happy re
„ RITES HELD FOR
IRVING GREEN -
The funeral of Attorney Ir
ving Green was held Monday,
March 1st at 2:00 p.m. from the
Myers Funeral Home; Rev. M.
K. Curry, pastor of Zion Bapt.
Mr. Green graduated from
th|q Law Department of one
of the heading law schools of
Omaha in 1935. He was ill for
quite some time with heart
The dee.eased leaves a wife
to mourn his passing.
SHE KEPT THE HOME FIRE
Because she feared her hus
band, George, would “kick her
out and bring in another wom
an,’’ Mrs. Margaret Columbus
27, set ftre to t*10 couple’s
hou#e at 1616 No. 7th St., she
told District Judge J. W. Yea
Mrs. Columbus pleaded
guilty to a charge of first de
gree arson and was sentenced
to two years in the state re
formatory for women.
Dr. G. B. Lennox,
2122 1-2 N. 24th St.,
My Dear Dr. Lennox:
I a min receipt of your file
relative to the mishandling of
your accounts by the National
Service, Painesville, Ohio.
Your file is being referred
to the Department today, and
sanfle will be given further
Post Office Inspector.
Y. C. Batie
Thig will verify the sta.tle"
men^ made in this paper quite
some time ago to thje effect
that there had been a mistake
in the handling of my accounts
Active In Elks Lodge;
Ralph Bates, 2?133 Caldwell St.,
died Wednesday mdming from
complications arising from teeth
infection. He was BO years of age
and had been confined to bed since
Sunday. Mr. Bates was well known
in Omaha having lived here since
childhood. The deceased was chair
man of the activities committee of
Elks Lodge and formerly a motor
cycle racing pilot of note having
participated in races in Kansas,
Nebraska, Missouri and Iowa. He is
said to have been an expert me
chanic and had been employed by
Mr. Ford Hovcy for the last ten
years as ohaffeur. He leaves to
mourn his death, his wife, Mrs.
Beulah Bates; two brothers, Ray
of Chicago and Thomas of Water
loo, la.; several nieces and nephewa
and a host of friends..
Davis Speaks for Tech
Four girls and one boy were
named honor students in com*
mencement exercises for the
84 members of the March grad
uating class at Technical high
school Wednesday morning in
the school auditorium.
Alfonso Davis and Miss Rif*
kin gave commencement speech
cs commemorating the 25th an
niversary of the founding of
Tech high. The invocation
was pronounced by the Rev.
Frank Hansen of Augustana
Lutheran church, the Tech
Choral club and individual
singers presedted a musical
program under the direction of
It was erroneously stated in the
last week’s issue that Mrs- Mallard
was elected vice president of the
Old Folks’ Homo and that Dr. A.
L. Hawkins was elected treasurer.
We wish to correct that statement
saying that Mr. Mallard is the
vice president and Mrs. A. L. Haw
kins is the treasurer.
Ethel Waters was angered at at
tempts of a small group of Negro
citizens to stop the special mid
night show for Negroes which she
arranged at the downtown Main
Street Theater in Kansas City,
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