The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, March 13, 1937, 674th EDITION, Image 1
□ / / \ \ CV\\\\\V\JJJ-UJ'/////////, s'-_"V\\ __ r CENTS *1 PER __ _x W COPY /JUSTICE/EQUALITY HEW TO THELINEx1 ar. St* to Historic* 1 S*cioty _^ __ ■ ■ Cm. _«..J ,t Postoffice, Otmh., Nebrutk.- Omaha, Nbfcraaka, Satarday, March 13, 1937 _VOL. XlII-oNamber 49 674th EDITION CROWDS FILL CHAMBER TO CAPACITY i -- The Nebraska Legisature’s Com mittee on Government Thursday evening conducted a hearing on Legislative Bill 250, providing for an amendment to the State Con stitution, whereby the County Man ager form of government may be set up. The Senate Chamber of the State Capitol was crowded to the galler ies, with 500 Nebraskans from all over the state to listen to argu ments for and against the bill. Committee members present for the hearing were Senators Cady, chairman; E. Adams, Norton, Von Seggern, Johnson, Ashmore, Ni cheram, Miller and others Senator John Adams, jr., also listened to the arguments. Both Sides Speak Speaking on behalf of the bill were A. W. Gordon, Walter Pier pont and John B. Horton, jr. Mr Horton drew the wrath of the op position by his state that he repre sented 12,000 citizens of Omaha, Nebr-, and those 12,000 citizens were favorable to the bill. Davis “Steals” Show , After Attorney Eugene D O’ Sullivan and J. R. O’Neal had ad dressed the committee, Attorney Charles F. Davis joined the former speakers in opposition to the bill, based his attack upon “Theory of Our Form of Government,” saying in part, “sitting in this chamber, I have noticed carved overhead the motto of the great state of Nebr ‘Equality before the Law.’ I won der how many of this committee and this audience are mindful of the price paid for the right to inscribe that motto—a cost in blood strife and supreme sacrifice. •Equality befor the Law’ was at tained for some persons around the years of 1776- At that time, to a portion of the population, it had real meaning. To another portion, it meant nothing until after the year of 1865- ‘Equality before the law’ in truth and in fact exists on ly at the ballot box. For that rea son, citizens consicous of the price paid for his equality are opposed to this bill, providing for appoint ment rather than election of our officials. We are opposed to cen tralization of power in any per son and wish to retain our right to ballot.” Reprimands Misrepresentation Dealing with Mr. Horton’s state ment that he spoke for 12,000 Ne groes of Omaha in favor of this bill, Mr. Davis said, “I shall not presume upon the intelligence of this committee by telling you that I represent 25000 or 30000 Negros of he State of Nebraska- I do say that I am one of those Negroes who, realizing the terrific price paid to obtain the right to elect our officials am opposed to sur render that right even in an infin tesimal degree; and further, I be lieve I voice the sentiment of ev ery intelligent and right thinking Negro of Nebraska when I say we are unalterably opposed to any measure wherein an attempt is made to deprive us of the right to participate in the selection of our public officials.” A thunder of applause manifest ed the approbation of the crowd. After quiet was restored, Senator Von Seggern requested permission to ask Mr. Davis a question. Sena tor Von Seggren said, “Don’t you believe the people, should have the right to vote on this question of constitutional amendment?” Answer Breaks Up Hearing l Davis replied, “I shall answer X your question in this manner You Mr. Senator, nor any of the mem bers of this committee nor the leg islature campaigned upon a plat form to change our basic law; not having campaigned or been elected JOE LOUIS VISITS OMAHA \ T he Brown Bomber and His Omaha “Shadows” When a million dollar Investment, you need police protection. And \t the million Is In a prize fighter called Joe Louis, you want smart, able detectives guarding him everywhere. k The strip of pictures above gives some idea of the protection fLouis gets when ha travels. He's accompanied svrorvton by. Nelson (right), • Chicago Negro who holds the ran* oi aeiecuesj sergeant of that city's police force. __1 Seated with Louie ii Harry Buford, Omaha detective eergoiSU ^y^teft^u^A^gaesk,»laa aa Omaha rtrtHHi on such a platform, you do not have the mandate of your consti tuents to alter or amend the Con stitution. The people if they do de sire may change or amend their Constitution by initiating among themselves petitions proposing constitutional changes Since you nor any of the rest of of the senators do not have man date from the people to alter or amend the Constitution, you have not any right or authority to force the people to vote on this mea sure.” At this conclusion of this answer the gallery and audience went wild with applause, and it was impos sible for the sergeant-of-arms to restore order until Mr. Davis and his party, consisting of Mr. Johnny Owen and Mr. C. C. Galloway, could make their way through the throng of congratulations and out of the Senate Chamber _ Omahan Promoted to Clerk In Charge Mr. A. L. Duff, 35, who resides at 3810 Camden avenue, has been promoted clerk in charge between Omaha and Kansas City, Mo. Mr. Duff entered the railway mail service June 1919 at the age of 19 following having made the highest mark in his competitive examination of the other two col ored clerks appointed at that time Mr. Earl L. Waldron and Mr. Jud son W.Dacus Mr. Duff who has proven him self a very efficient clerk has two other clerks under his supervision. He came to Omaha in 1912 from St. Joesph, Mo. and entered Cen tral high school from which he was graduated Mr, Duff is married and has three children. -o Scholarship Marguerite Hill, a member of the younger set, has been requested by Miss Mary Angood, art teacher of Central high school, to enter her lithograph of the house on 20th and Capitol Ave., in the Art Contest for a scholarship to Rock ford college, Rockford, III-, and her fresco painting of the build ings looking north from the sec ond floor of Central high is entered for a scholarship to Tashgena Fashion school of New York. Miss Hill, who lives at 2702 No. 27th St., won a scholarship year before last to Woodbury college in Hollywood, Calif. “Critics” Draw Crowd to Initial Debate The Urban League auditorium was scarcely large enough to seat the enthusiastic crowd who came to hear the Critic club debaters on Sunday aftmoon. Members of the debating teams entered the auditorium and to the applause, which justly livened the crowd. The respective debate teams were composed of the following: affirmative: Lycurgus Curry, More house college; Charles Davis, Sum ner Junior college; Julian McPher son, Omaha university. Negative William Davis, Leonard Turner and Thomas Ross, all of the Municipal universiy Lycurgus Curry opened the de bate using collegiate tactics to de fine the question for debate: Re solved: “That separate schools are are more beneficial in the educa tion of Negroes than are mixed schools.” Mr. Curry a trained spokesman, stunned the audience, with his bulk of information and stage decorum. McPherson and Davis, promin ent and erftusiastic speakers, showered down on their opponents with much unexpected information. Members of the opposition Beamed dazed o'er these debaters’ method of attack. McPherson was second speaker and Charles Davis gave the rebuttal. Leonard Turner, first for the negative, also making his first public appearance, surprised many with his ability to speak publicly. Mr. Turner attacked the question from the prejudice and inefficient angles, and so smoothly done was able to score for his team. Mr. Ross and Mr. Davis closed the ar gument by attacking the moral and economical sides of the question Thomas Ross was the second speaker for the negative- William Davis gave the rebuttal. He was unusually strong in destroying some of the arguments advanced by members of the affirmative team. The judges were Mr. Gil berts cir^ulafion anager of The Omaha Guide; Mr- Lucky Harris of the Elks Lodge and J- B. Horton, editor of the Omaha Chronicle. Henry L. Levellis, club president, and a graduate of the University of Omaha in 1936, spoke briefly complimenting the teams on their efforts- He closed with expressions of appreciation to the audience for their loyal support. Well Known Omahans Wed In Council Bluffs M»s Mary Willitems and Mr Tom Larkins, both of Omaha were united in marriage on Saturday, March 6th at the home of Mrs. Anna McDuffy, 1212-17Ave., Coun cil Bluffs, la At 6 o’clock Saturday, the bride and groom together with the bride’s sister, Mrs- Mary Miller; Rev. and Mra. McGee; Mrs. J. Hudson, jr.; Mrs. S- Triplett; Miss Alice McGee Mr- Frank Roach and Othelee Pan ky, mitord to Council Bluffs to the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs. A. McDuff. There she met a host of friends and at 9 o’clock was mar ried. The bride was beautifully dressed in a flowered print dress of crepe made on princess lines, with a crpe hat to mitch, and satin slip pers. She carried a large, bouguet of roses and lillies of the valley. She was given in marriage by her sif-ter, Mrs. Miller, who was gown ed in black and carried a bouguet of tea roses. The marriage was solemnized by Rev. McGee of the New Hope Baptist church of Oma ha After the wedding, the bride’s party motored back to Omaha where many friends greeted them and they had a large party. A grand luncheon was served and it was not until the wee hours of the orning that the guests wound their weary ways home. They will long remember the lovely time they had at the wedding party. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Larkins will be at home to their many friends at 2016 Willis Ave. HERE FROM MO. M and Mrs. Harrison B. Gar dner, of Columbia, Mo., arrived in the city Monday to attend the fun eral Mr. Gardner’s father. -o ENTERTAINS NEWLYWEDS Mrs. Belzar Collins entertained at the residence of her daughter, Estelle Roberson in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Strling Bolden, newlywed. A lovely time was enjoyed by all -o The members of the Jolly 20 club entertained their wives and friendR at the Masonic Hall on Sat urday March 6th. All reported a wonderful timje. Last Rites for Irving Green The funeral of Attorney Irving Green was held Monday, March 1st, at 2:00 p. m- from the Myers Funeral Home, Rev. M- K. Curry, pastor of Zion Baptist church of ficiating. Present plso w*» At torney Herbert Fisher, Secretary of the University of Omaha Law School, who made remark* on be half of the faculty and student body Mr. Green came to Omaha April 1930- He attended the University of Omaha Law School, graduating in June 1934, was the class vale dictorian and delivered the ora tion, subject of which was “Ameri canism.” He was admitted to the bar in November 1934, after which ha went to Providence, R. I-, to join his family. On June 4, 1936 Attorney Green returned to Omaha with his wife and son, and estab lished his office on the third floor of the Sunderland building, 16th and Harney Sts. Mr- Green was confined to bed since November 5, 1936 with heart trouble. The deceased leaves to mourn his loss his widow: one son, Ir ving, jr.; mother, Mrs. Frank Green of Providence, R. I-; two sisters, Miss Martha Green, Pro vidence, R. I., and Mrs. Philip Coles of Everett, Mass; other re latives and a host of friends. Burial wa* made at Mt. Hope cemetery. -o Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Eldridge en tertained at dinner honoring Mr. Samuel Ellis. Mr- Ellis is enroute to his home in Texas from St. Paul, Minn. -o Mrs. Cloma Scott, 2611 Decautr St., was hostess to the Ace of Clubs at her home. -o->— Mr. and Mrs. Arthur B. McCaw, 3128 Corby St., are the parents of a son born to them at the Method ist hospital, Monday morning Mar. 1st. Mother and son are doing nice ly. •-o Mr. and Mrs H- Leland and Mr. Lloyd Gray motored to Linccoln on Friday March 5th- They had an enjoyable trip. A Glimpse Inside Of The Joe Louis Special By S. Edward Gilbert Monday at exactly 3:45 p. m- I went aboard a private, car known is the "Ashville” which had been drawn into the Burlington station by a huge Iron horse, and there I found the man of the hour, Joe Louis an his party consisting of the following personsJohn Rox borough, co-manager of a million dollar investment, the Brown Bom ber: Jack Blackburn, the worlds greatest trainer. Carl Nelson, Chi cago detective sergeant who shad ows Louis every move Seal Harris whom many will remember boxed I Max Baer, here in an exhibition; Eddie Malcom and Leonard Dixon, all sparring partners of the man about whom many of the pugil istic authorities have said: If me chanical measurements were resort ed to, his punch would be revealed as the hardest, the muscular co ordination which result in light ing-quick and devastiflg scant 6 inch blow, is the greatest thing of its sort that has ever happened in the world of boxing. Others who were in the party were: Alonza Brooks, a half brother of Joe; Ed die Nichols, a Chicago gym opera tor, and last but not least was the all important chef, Benjamin F Brown, whose duty it is to prepare the wholesome food for Joe. As we retired to the dining room we found Detective Sergant* Harry Buford, E. A- Rose and Franklin Clark, the first two being members of the Omaha Police department and the latter being a member of the Kansas City police department all of whom had been assigned to protect Joe during his sojourn here. They were patiently awaiting the emerging of the most popular fighter in all the world from his palatial compartment of which here were seven. While in a chat with Jack Blacljmrn, |here ap pared in the dining room a per fect specimen of humanity, attired in a brown freshly pressed suit, white shirt which blended against his olive colored unblemished skin, a white handkerchief extended from kerchief pocket of his coat, and a tie of mottled red and blue, both colored subdued to such a de gree that the blend of the tie and suit was perfect. In his characteristic manner of being atease, Louis strolled over to a chair by the window and was seated. Ask what he thought his condition would be for his coming championship fight with James Braddock he replied “tops.” With occasional smiles he answered cau tiously questions asked him by re porters from the Omaha Guide, World Herald, and the Omaha Omaha Chronicle. Others of Omaha who paid a visit to the Joe Louis car and subsequently met the uncrowned heavyweight champion of the. world were: Mayor Johnny Owens, Atty. C. F. Davis, M. L- Harris, Exalted Ruler of the Elks Lodge, John B Horton, editor of the Omaha Chron icle and Mrs. Mildred Gilbert, ad vertising manager, Omaha Guide. Except for a stroll around the railroad yards and the business trip to the city auditorium where he kayoes two buddies in an ex hibition before 1,500 fans, the en tire party remained insde the spe cal pullman, until time to leave for Des Moines where Louis partici pated in another exhibition Tues day night. « PLAN YOUTH CONFERENCE MARCH 19,20 Growing out of the Career classes which were sponsored last year by the Y. W. C. A. with the aid of tho Kappa Alpha P«i and the Pos tal Alliance. There is to be held on March 19th and 20th at the Y. W. C. A. 22nd and Grant, a city wide Youth ^Conference, sponsored by the following organizations: Y- W. €■ A., Urban League, Woodson Center, Postal Alliance and the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. Registration will begin Friday March 19th at 7:00 p. m. The theme of the conference will be “After High School What?” Questions for which answers will be sought are as follows: What opportunities are open for young Negroes? Should the Negro go to college? Where and how may I get financial help to go to college? Shall I prepare for a career that i« not open to me in Omaha? Two sessions will be held Sat urday. The afternoon session be ginning at 1:30 p. m and conclud ing at 4:00 q. m. The evening aea sion commencing at 6:00 p. m. and lasting until 9:00 p. m. Speakers will be Dr. Firlmer of the State department of vocation al Education, who will deliver tho keynote address Saturday night and lead the panel discussion for the evening Mr. Alqhonsa Davis and miss kc wena Jones will serve as the con ference chairman and secretary re spctively. They are to be ably a» sited by the following committees Planning, Alphonsa Davis, Rowena Jones, Lloyd Lee; B. E- Squires, and Mrs. lone Hanger, Banpuet an Recreation: Harrold Biddieux, Rachel Covington, Gaitha Pegg and Mrs. L. C. Crawford, Publicity: Bernice Grice, Delmar Burris, Hen y Black and Mrs- Gladys Pullum. A fellowahiq Banpuet will serve as a break in the conference tha same to be held aturday evening at 6:00 p. m- in the spacious dining room of the Y. W. C- A. Those who qlanned to attend are urged to contact Mr- Harrold Biddieux, chairman of reservations- The gen eral public and especially the youth of Omaha are urged to attend the conference. Friday and Saturday March 19th and 20th and find tha answer to the question, ‘.After j High School What?” -0 FOUR GENERATIONS UNDER TIIE SAME ROOF At 930 No. 25th St., there are four generations, namely: Mrs. Hattie Agers; her daughter, Mrs. Pearl Young; Edgar Warren, grandson of Mrs. Agers: Pearl Ar dell, Ethel Eugena, Beverly Mae and Edmond, great grand children of Mrs. Agers Mrs- Agers celebated her 71st birthday, Feb. 14. Mr- Hhillip Douglas, formerly of Omaha, was found dead by his wife, in their Chicago home. Mrs. Douglass was formerly Mattie Hall of this city. Mr- Douglas ii the cousin of Mrs. Cook, 2206 Ohio St. -o MRS. E. CRUMBLEY VISITING OMAHA Mrs. Elmer Crumbley, of New York City, is the house guest of her sister, Mr. Nicholon, 2715 Ma ple St- Mr- Crumbley is in Europe playing with the Jimmie Lunceford orchestra. -o GUIDE BOOSTER A reporter for The Omaha Guide visited the Lake Shoe Service. Shop and found the proprietor, Mr. J. L- Taylor, to be a great booster for the Guide, and a regular sub scribe.