The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, May 08, 1937, Image 1

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Fa**!? About the
ForlincSls Apts.
24th a J Seward
When Mr. C. C.. Galloway, acting
editor of the Omaha Guide Publish
ing company interviewed Mr. Ever
ett S. Dodds of the Fontenelle
Apartments project, he made the
following findings. There will be
284 apartments ranging from two
to six rooms. Each apartment will
t>o thoroughly modem with bath,
electric refargation, gas, light
and heat furnished. All apartments
ara fire proof with cement floor*.
The^o will be play grounds for
children, beautiful landscaping
around the apartments and laun
dries to accomodate Inlaid lino
leum will be on the floor of each
apartment. There will be two large
laundries which wij accommodate’
five families each at one time. The
apartments will be ready for ten
ancy on November 17, 1937.
No one will be permitted to rent
one of these apartments whose sal
ary exceeds five times the yearly
rental foe ofl one apartment. For
instance—if the apartment rents
for $240 per year, the salary of the
temant is not to exceed fl't times
the $240. Mr. Dodds, the Fontenelle
administrator, was unable to say
just what the apartments will rent j
for, and will not be able to say un
til the work on them i* completed.
Mr Dodds stated that in other
parts of the country similar gov
ernment project had been finished
and were renting from $5-25 to
$7.50 per month, per room. This
does not necessarily say that these
apartments will rent for these fig
ures, but it is only a rough esti
mate of the possible rental fee.
This project already has 252 ap
plications for tenancy. Mr. Gallo
way asked whether or not the Ne
groes would have tho privilege of
renting the 24th street side, east
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Los Cantores Music
Club Heard over WOW
By William Davis
The ability of our young music
club. Los Cantolres, received due
credit and recognition from the pu
blic viewpoint in that it has been
i-equesijed by a popular majority
to appear a« a program over sta
tion WOW on Friday April 14th
at 10:45 p- m
This club consists of high school
Students and graduates. It has ap
peared before the public several
times before, and also over radio
station WOW where it received a
rating of excellence by the station
The program to be rendered Fri
day will consist of choral numbers,
a boys chorus, a girls chorus and a
soloist. The load in the new Negro
Spiritual “Put On My Shoes” will
be Mr. James Murray and the solo
ist will be William Davis who
■will sing a baife solo “Asleep in
the Deep.” The sponsor of this club
is Miss Ethel Jones a popular mu
sic teacher of Omaha.
In connection with this program
S. Edward Gilbert of the Omaha
Guide, known to hundreds of youth
in Omaha and surrounding towns
as “Uncle Gil” will give a brief
address on the Subject “The Open
Door of Expression in Art.”
Aleh Zadik Aleph, Junior Order of i
B’nai ’Britih, will celebrate itsBar
Mitzvah, or thirteenth anniversary,
on Spnday May 9tth- This anniver
sary will mark thirteen years du
ring whiah the order, founded in
Omaha in May, 1924 has' spread
throughout the United States and
Canada with 202 chapters in lead
ing cities.
Tn 1924, there was no Jewish
Youth lu»vc|T.)>nt in <(he UmitdJ j
States which made an appeal to j
boys outside the large population!
centers of the east. Feeling the
lived for sudh a movement, and
burning with the desire to further
the lot of Jewish Youth through
out the world, Sam Bebcr, but a
youth hinrelf at the time, just out
of Creighton University Law school
called together a number of local
leaders among the Jewish citizenry
and from this meeting, the Inter
national Order of Aleph Zadik Ale
ph started
For more than six centuries, it
has been a tradition of Jewish
people throughout the world that
when a Jewish boy reaches the age
of thirteen, he is formally inducted
into the 4,000 year old faith
of Israel. This is done in a confirma
tion rite known in the Hebrew ton
gue as Bar Mitzvah (literally trans
lated ‘Son of Duty’).
America’s Foremost
Race Poet Appear
At Urban League
Langston Hughes, who without
doubt the greatest Negro poet in
America, lectured and read selec
tions from hi« poetic works, Sun
day afternoon at the Urban League
Community Center.
Mr. Hughes in a voice readily
adaptable to the kaleidoscopic mood
of his poetry, mixed his selections
which ranged from love lyrics such
os ‘When Sue Wears Red” through
the haunting ‘‘Judgment Day” and
“Wide River” done in spiritual
form, do(wn to the sardonic class
conscious poems, “Share Croppers,”
‘ Florida Road Workers,” “Justice
and witty skeches of his adventur
ousous career as a globetrotter.
Among the selections read by
Mr. Hughes was the poem ‘Dark
Little Ones by the Omaha poet,
Benjamin Franklin Gardner who
recently pubished ‘Black” a book ,
of poems, through Caxton Printers.
Hughes praised the work of Mr.
Mr. Hughe-s was introduced by
Hiss Helene Margaret, Omaha poet
Without regard for portion of I
the world in which he might live
Dr the condition of Servitude and
persecution under which he exists,
this is the most important day in
lihe life of a Jewish boy. On this
great occasion, he is called before
the Arik of the Lord, in the Syna
gogue and, after months of pre
paration and study, leads the morn
ing service, chanting the portions
of traditioial liturgy of Israel'
which bind him to his faith.
And so, after thirteen years of
unintermptted growth and progress
from a fraternity having a member- j
ship of only twenty boys bo a frat-!
crnity liaving elo^e to five thousand
active members and more than five;
thousand alumni, the A. Z. A. is
chleiAatltlf? iy.BiJ' Mitfcvah, ty>o.
It, llkje every Jewish Youth in the
world, at the age of thirteen, feels
that it lias ‘come of age,’ that it has
taken its place among other great
Youth Movements of the World.
The most outstanding work of
A. Z. A .working with boys between
the ages of 16 and 20 years of age,
has been in the field of scouting, in
conjunction with the Boy Scouts of
America- It has been the recipient
of many citations from national
Scout Headquarters, such as the
following, contained in the twenty
fifth annual repoirt given by the
Boy Scoute of America to Con
gress of the United States recent
ly: “the cooperation of the A. Z. A.
is worthy of special mention- It has
made a long stride toward its goal
—‘eA'ery chapter the sponsor of a
Boy Scout troop, ”
I no program or a. z,- a.,, entit
led “Fivte-Fold and Full” by Dr.
Boris D- Bogen, the late Interna
tional Secretary of B’nai B’rith,
consists of worthwhile programs
in the field* of (1) Social Service
Work (2) Religious activity (3)
Cultural activities (Debates, ora
torical contest*, maintenance of a
free lending library of the best
fiction, biography, history etc.)
(4) Social activities (participation
in the celebration of Jewish festi
vals, dance, banquets etc.) (5)
Because Sam Belber i* to bo
guest of honor at the Chicago cele
bration (or Bar Mitzvah) chapter
to be organized in that city will
be inducted on May 9th, the Oma
ha chapter is dividing its eelebra
ion to permit his presence. The
Bar Mitzvah dance was held at the
Hotel Fontemelle on Sunday, May
2nd, while the banquet—at which
Mr. Beber was guest of honor—
was held on May 3rd, at the Jewish
Community Center
The Mothers of (hnaha along
with the Mothers of the entire
nation will come into their own
anj hold the spot light, of the
world Sunday May 9th, when
Mother's Day is observed.
In home, at church aaid at
social gatherings mother will
be honored be they dead or
The first Mother's Day had
its inception in a Presbyterian
church in Philadelphia, May
10th, 1908. State after state
saw the advisability of a Mo
ther’s Day hence the desired
legislation was passed setting
apart the daty- and on May 8,
1914, President Wilson and
Secretary of State Bryan sign
ed a paint, resolution of the
United States Congress design
ating thte second Sunday of
May as Mother’s Day.
The Name Mother Alpha
and Omega
When man is but a babe he
builds his vast vocabulary up
on that perennially sweet word
“mdher" and as be passes
through manhood many times
filled with events great in
worldly achievements, and
comes to the day when he lapses
into a. Mate of insensibility
that accompany his departure
from this life to the incoherent
]Ai rases that usually fall from
his lips show that his phantasy
was dwelling on the dearest
of natural treasures, the real
istic picture of mother.
Will You Be There?
I Will
Amid an atmosphere of harmony
and cooperation which spells suc
cess, the Omaha Guide announces
the greatest spring event in the
form of a Spring Style Revue ever
to be attempted in the city <>f Oma
The following clubs are sending
Quacks; Urban League Charity;
Mitszie; Kappa Alpha Psi Fratern
ity; Comhuskars; Racchlmnites;
Beau Brummels; Critics, Modern
istic Maidens; Optimist; Modem
Arfl; Cfleverettcft, Council Bluffs,
Iowa; Girl Reserves; Trojans; Lit
tle Theatre; Literati; Trivira; En
tre Nous.
Beauty Shops include*: Rose’s
Beauty Parlor: Willa’s Beauty Par
lor; Northside Beauty School; Mrs.
Althouse Beauty School.
Mr. John Smith, well known de
signer and director for the Omaha
Guide mammouth style revue wish
es to have all models meert with
him Sunday at 4:00 p. m. at the
Dreamland Hall for the first uni
son rehearsal. Impersonations for
Wally Simpson and the Duke of
Windor will be married as a climax
to this gala occasion. The big ques
tion seems to be who are the in
dividuals that are bo double for
thje Duke and his charming “Wal
ly.” If you can guess them be
fore tfhe time of their marriage you
will win for yourself a prize. So
put on your thinking cap.
Photo shows the American dele
gation of co*ored leaders porting
with a group of Haitians on the
steps of the American Legation at
Port-au-Prince just before going
on a tour of tihe capitol city. Cen
ter, in dark suit, ia C. CL Spaulding
of Durham, N. G. and at his right
is Major R. R. Wright, *•-, of Phil
adelphia, who organized the dele
gation. At M!r. Spaulding’s left is
Attorney Samuel Decatur McGill
of JackKon'illn, Fla., and next to
Mr. McGill is Elder Lightfoot Solo
mon Michaux of Washington. Be
hind Mr. Spaulding is A. I* Lewis
of Jacksonville, Fla-, and at left
rear, i* Attorney W. C. H. Brown
of Newport News, Va. Other mem
bers in picture are Haitian govern
ment officials, whom the delega
tion reports accorded them every
courtesy. (C)
Cononation Banquet
Honoring King and
Queen Held
Clariroda, la., May 4—Approxi
mately 100 persons witnessed the
downing of Master Earl Baker a»
King and Mrs. Iola Willis as Queen
respectively of Clarinda, climaxing
a financial drive sponsored by the
Second Baptist church of which
Rev. D. Nicholson is the pastor.
The banquet table was beauti
fully decorated in blue and white
color scheme and ligted with the
soft light of candles.
Following a delightful repast
a very interesting program of short
talks by members of the church in
terspersed by vocal and instrumen
tal solos
The out of town guest fr»m
Omaha Miss Wesley, who sang very
beautifully, “Somewhere A Voice
Is Caling.” Mrs. D. Nicholson, who
gave a short but interesting talk,”
and S. E. Gilbert who was the prin
ciple speaker of the evening, speak
ing to his audience on the subject:
“Mold Youth Into Future Chrch
Workers by Giving Then an Oppor
tunity to Work.”
Former Omahan Dies
In Kansas City
Mrs. P. Erline Willims, wife of
Rev. C. El Williams and ex-wife of
Rev. W. T. Osborn, both of whom
were former pastors of St. John
A ME church of Omaha, died Wed
nesday morning May 5thi in Kansas
City, according to reports received
by Omaha acquaintances.
Mrs. Williams was serving a* a
branch manager for the C. J. Wal
ker Mfg. Co., Inc. at the time of
her death .
Besides her husband, Mrs. Will
iams is survived by three sister
one brother, six step daughters and
a nephew,
Mr. and Mrs. D.. L.. Yancy an
nounce the marriage of their dau
ghter, Miss Idelia Yancy to Mr.
Jack Morris of this City.
Joe Stewart; Ace
Narcotic Inspector
Dies In Chicago
Mr. Joe Stewart, highly rated
agent of the Federal Narcotic Bur
eau, who was stationed in Omaha
for six years, died at the provi
dent hospital, Chicago, 111., April
30th following an operation for
Although transferred from the
Omaha office about three years ago,
he returned here at frequent inter
vals as a grand jury witnsfe and on
special assignments. Mr. Stewart
was tiransfqrred to Virginia and
later to Chicago where he married
Mis Melva McCaw an Omaha girl.
The body of the deceased was re
turned to Omaha for burial. The
funeral was hekl from the Myers
Funeral Home Thrsday afternoon
with Rev. N. K. Cun y of Zion and
Father Holly of St. Phillips offica
Mr. Stewart, wrhose work as a
government inspector had gained
him national recognition was a
graduate of Howard University
School of Pharmacy
Besides his widow, Mr. Stewart
is survived by a father, Mr. Ed
ard Stewart of Marlin, Texas and
a oousin, Mrs. Percy Massey, of
Chicago, 111.
Metz Cigar St°re
Being Renovated
The Metz Cigar Store, 2405 Lake
St., of which Mr. Metz Manion is
proprietor is now undergoing a com
plete renovation from front to back
The management wishes to an
nounce that the store now has a
full line of cigars, cigarettes, tob
accoes, cold drinks and other useful
items, also an all day shine stand
including Sunday.
The public is cordially invited to
visit the new renovated Metz Cigar
Store with a special invitation to
Mr. Melvin Walker, 3124 Maple
street, is still siok and would ap
preciate a call from his friends
Negro Enlisted
Men Cannot he
Naval Officers
Los Angeles, May 8 (ANP)—
John H. Owens, a well known re
sident here recently wrote a letter
to the U. S. Navy Deartment re
questing higher ratings and pro
motions for Negroes in the United
States navy and the reply to his
request, sent from the Washington
office of the Bureau of Navigation,
gives a r^m&ificable insight into
Navy condition**, purporting to ex
plain just why colored enlisted men
are not made officers
Tha Bureau of Navigation admit*
that the experiment of having col
ored naval officers over white en
listed men has never been tried,
but protested that it would be a
failure on the faoe of it: for that
reason Negro‘S are not permitted
to enlist in the navy other than in
the n>es«man branch. Thia la the
food seirvice department of the
ship, the colored mess men being
charged with the duty of preparing
the tables of the enlisted men’*
m«*s or dining room and serving
the food prepared in the ship’s gal
ley. Their work is similar to that
of waiters in hotels and better class
Experiment With Filipinos
A Failure
The Bureau claims that at one
timo Filipinos were given charge of
two dhips "under white officers”
and that “this experiment proved
a failure.” Later, according to the
letter, the same experiment was
tried with tugboats in he Samoan
Islands and "this experiment like
wise proved a failure.”
Tlie Bureau’s explanation is doub
ly interesting because in some quar
ters here it is viewed as shedding
light on tha recent oust from the
Unib<-d States Naval Academy, An
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Coronation Ball to
Be Given June 14th
Thq Conoiration Ball given an
nually for the past seven year, un
der the auspices of St. Phillips Epis
copal church, will take place this
year on Monday evening, June 14th
at, the Dreamland Hall. Mrs. Ce
Cecelia W. Jewell and Mrs. Dil
lard Crawford who will again head
the committee of arrangements, are
planning to make this seventh an
nual Coronation Ball the moot beau
tiful colorful one yet given. As an
innovation this year, Miss Rae Lee
Jone4 will present sixteen young
girls in a musical coronation revue.
The Synco Hi-Hatters will again
furnish the music.
Nite Club Has New
Team From Chicago
The team of Lem and Angie from
Chicago, Dajsy Bqon<|, contralto
singer, also from the windy city
and Miste Henriene Barker are now
appqaring at the Harlem nite club.
The Young People’s choir of Pil
grim Baptist) church is sponsoring
a Mother’s Day program on Sun
day night at 8 o’clock. Everyone is
invited tio attend. Christine Dixon
is president and Foster Goodlett is
Dreamland Hall
Monday, May17