The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, May 22, 1937, Image 1

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Entered m Second Clans Matter at Poetoffioe, Omaha, Nebraska- Omaha, NWbraaka, SATURDAY, MAY 22, 1987 ' VOL. XI, NO. 8
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1000 At Big May Day Festival
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700 Children at
The Ritz Theatre
The Omaha Guide’s Guidite club
first annual May Day Festival held
Sunday, May 16th at St. J’ohn AML
church was an overwhelming suc
cess. Miss Ethel Jones, general di
rector and her staff of co-directors
are to be praised for the wonder
ful display of musical talent, and
you can rest assured that the Oma
ha Guide is most grateful for the
work done by the directors and the
youth of Omaha.
This festival under the chairman
ship of Uncle Gil, editor of the
Guidite Club page and directed by
Miss Jones, promises to become the
fore-runner of a wave of cultural
education in music. It is hoped of
the sponsors to establish cultural 1
groups in music in every church in
Omaha through the co-oricration of
Junior choir directors and sponsors.
With the May Day Festival out
of the way the next big event will
be that of the first annual Omaha
Guidite Club picnic, at which time
the members of the Guidite club
shall receive the free ice cream that
Uncle Gil promised them. Watch
the paper for the date.
The Guidite club of the Omaha
Guide was host to 700 youth of
Omaha Saturday May 15th at the
Ritz theatre. Uncle Gil who was
present promised all that with the
co-operation of the Guidites and
their parents many more such pro
grams would be sponsored by the
Omaha Guide during the Summer
and fall months, among which shall
be a city-wide picnic, a talent night
an art exhibit and many other pro
grams designed for the pleasure
’ and talent development of the
youth of Omaha. He advises that
all Guidites urge their parents to
subscribe to the Guide in order that
they may keep abreast of the future
programs that are in store for
Summer Classes to be
Held at Y. M. C. A.
Summer session of the WPA
commercial classes are being held
at the Y. M- C- A. at 17th and Har
ney streets.
The school has been in session
since 1934 and over four thousand
have taken advantage of this op
portunity. Anyone over 18 years
of age with previous wage earning
experience in a commercial field is
eligible. The classes are all free of
Classes in typing, shorthand,
bookkeeping, business English, fil
ing, indexing, business spelling,
employmet phychology and com
ptometer are offered
Registration will take place on
the 3rd floor of the Y. M. C. A.,
May 27th and 28th, and classes will
begin June 1st
Mrs. Felix H. Payne, sr., of
Kansas City, Mo- was in Omaha
to attend the wedding of Mrs. Sen
oval C. Carter.
The postoffice department
of papers to delinquent subscril
up to date, please mail or bring a
or call WEB1517 for represent!
greatly appreciated*
7th Day Adventist
Church Scene of
Big Wedding
Miss Senoval C. Carter, the lovely
daughter of Mrs. J'ulia Hanley,
2914 No. 28th street and John C.
Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Johnson, 3020 Pinkney, were mar
ried at 8:00 p. m. Tuesday evening
May 18th at the Seventh Day. Ad
ventist church, 2760 Lake street.
The Rev. C- Lightner performed
the ceremony.
The bridesmaids were six in num
ber, displaying beautiful color
schemes in their attire of green,
pink and yellow. They were Misses
Emma Lee Williams, Fredericka
Hall, Irene Harrold, Maryetta Hill,
Doris Wilburn and Mrs. Gla-Nor
mai (_xh>k.
The bride wore white satin trim
med in lace, her accessories were a
long lace train, a silk net veil,
floor length, white kid sandals and
a bouquet of white roses, orange
blossoms and sweet peas, held to
gether by a beautiful shower. The
bride was given away by her cou
sin Felix H.Payne, jr.
Both the groom and his best
man, Mr. Bruce Johnson were at
tired in conventional black suits.
The maid of honor, Miss Helen
partridge wore a beautiful powder
ed blue chiffoon dress with acces
sories to match.
Following the maid of honor were
four little flower girls and the ring
bearer, Master Raymond Davis.
After the ceremony, the entire
bridal party and the many friends
of the newlyweds enjoyed a most
elaborate reception at 2918 No
2Sth St.
Mr. and Mrs- Johnson will be at
home to their many friends at 2856
Binney street.
The Dixie Trio, three charming
prsonalities, who appeared at the
Orpheum the past week with Ma
jor Bowes all-girl unit, were well
received by the audience at each
performance. Their style of sing
ing is on the same order as the Bos
well sisters.
does not permit the delivery
•ers. If your payments are not
mount due to The Guide office
ttive: Your cooperation will be
The Management
Ford Appeals for
Support of Americans
In Spanish Army
New York, May 21 (ONA)—
Speaking on a short-wave broad
cast from Madrid, Spain, James W.
Ford, Negro Communist leader this
week aprnled “to the American
people as a wWre, and especially
to my own people, the American
Negroes,” to support the colored
and white boys in the Lincoln Bat
talion with the Spanish Loyalists
Army and “the anti-fascist strug
gle of the Spanish people for which
our boys of the Lincoln Batallion
are fighting.”
Ford, a world war veteran and
Communist vice presidential can
didate in 1936, is in Spain as cor
respondent of the Crusader News
Agency and the Baltimore Afro
American. His address was made
over Madrid's powerful station
EAG which regularly broadcasts
reports of the antifascist struggle
in Spain across the world in Eng
lish on Mondays, Tuesday and Fri
days at 8 p. m., Eastern Standard
time. Ford was introduced to his
world audience by Robert Minor,
white American Communist leader
who was arrested several years ago
while leading a demonstration in
Wall Street, New York City, to pro
test the American occupation of
Haiti. The station operates on a
short wave length of 9.4 megacy
cles. ■
Both Ford and Minor had visit
continued on Page 6)
News worn an Triumphs
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In one of the most brilliant epi
odes in the history of Negro journ
alism, Miss Fay M- Jackson was
the only American colored woman
to sit in Westminister Abbey dur
ing the Coronation of King George
VI. She was admitted as the special
representative of the Associated
Negro Press and with Rudolph
Dunbar, AN P’s regular European
correspondent covered every phase
of the greatest royal spectacle of
the century.
Miss Jackson and Mr. Dunbar,
who were the only Negro news
paper representatives permitted
within the Abbey, were shown un
usual courtesies by English offi
cials and the British Press. Their
cabled reports covering every phase
of the epochal event and giving
particular emphasis as well as au
thentic reports upon the part play
ed by people of color during the
great pageant, will appear in the
leading colored papers this week.
The American colored girl was
assigned to a regular press seat
in Parliament during her stay in
London. On Monday she was the
(Continued on Page 6)
Senate Poll Shows
Senators In Favor
of Anti-Lynch Bill
Washington,, D. C., May 21—A
poll of the Senate on the question
of whether or not senators favored
the Gavagan anti-lynching bill has
revealed that B6 senators—7 more
than a full majority—are in favor
of the measure.
Of these 56 votes, 47 are posi
tively certain for the bill, while
9 are for it with certain reserva
Only 20 votes are listed as defin
itely opposed to the bill. Nineteen
senators are listed as uncertain.
The poll was an independent one
conducted by one of the several
leading information services oper
ating here. These information ser
vices collect information on legis
lation and release it to subscribers.
From time to time they conduct
polls on important pending legisla
tion. Supporters of the anti-lynch
ing legislation had nothing what
soever to 4f* with the poll and,
therefore, the results have double
significance since they can not be
interpreted as inspirational propa
Alpha Phi Alpha
Sponsor Spring Party
The Beta Beta Chapter of the
Alpha Phi Aphli Fraternity of
the University of Nebraska spon
sored its first spring party at the
beautiful Dreamland ballroom Sat
urday evening May 15th.
The hall was beautifully decorat
ed in the colors of the fraternity
with a beautiful insignia of the
fraternity hanging in the center of
the stage Vvith flickering kights
portraying the colors of the Greeks.
Approximatly 150 guests swayed
to the syncopating music of Tur
ner and his band into the wee hours
of the morning.
Among the out-of-town guests
were: Miss Ethel Wadell, Los An
geles, Calif ; Mildred Graves, Lin
coln, Nebr-; Jbwell Casman, Bab
Le, J. C. Davis, Miss Ruth King,
V. A. Washington, Paul Beck, all
of Lincoln, Nebr-; Mrs. Mae Wise,
Montgomery, Ala.; also Miss Billie
Wright and Janye Paige of Mont
gomery, Ala.
The Parade of the
Queens Colorful
Under a hazy sky, 500 youth
turned out of Parker street Sun
day afternoon proceeded up 24th
to Lake and over to 22nd then down
|to St. John AME church, led on
by the every popular WPA band
three Negro Boy Scout troops of
Omaha who are under the leader
ship of T. P. Mahammitt, Dillard
Crawford and Charles Stewart.
This host of young men and wo
men were interspersed by cars beau
tifully decorated bearing the queens
of the day representing their re
spective churches.
Uncle Gil, w-ho enjoys doing
things that brings happiness, an
opportunities to youth is in high
praise of the Negro WPA band
and the Scout leaders for the won
derful co-operation shown by them
in making the parade of the May
Day Queens a success.
Mrs- Dora Blueford, 2864 Binney
street, is home from the hospital.
She wishes to thank her many fri
ends for their kindness while she
was a patient in the hospital.
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Women Proven
the Best Drivers
It will probably be a long time
before any male automobile driver
at Municipal university will dare
to cast reflections upon the driv
ing ability of the ffairer sex; for in
a safe driving contest held at the
school Wednesday, a co-ed, Miss
Alice Mehaffey, 1937, of Council
Bluffs, drove off with first honors.
In the contest sponsored by The
Gateway, student newspaper, Miss
Mehaffey was the only one adjudg
ed a “perfect driver” by members
of the police department who serv
ed as judges, LitAitenant Ray
Strong and Officer Jbesph F. Swe
tela of the traffic bureau.
Mary Maxwell, 6204 Florence
Boulevard, was awarded second in
the women’s division, and Beth
Campbell, 345 North 37th street,
was placed third. In the men’s di
vision, Harold Grau, 2617 So. 15th
street was first; Charles Mangan,
1614 Wirt street, was second; and
Edward Dulacki, 4406 So. 26t'h
street, placed third.
■ The contest, ten block in length
began and ended at 24th and Evnns
strets. iAccording (ci fc iei.yV'naJit
Strong, who accompanied most of
the drivers, the most repeated
fault of the contestants was fail
cre to give the proper hand signals
at turns. The test included backing
into a parallel parking space, right
and left turns, command turns
from Lieutenant Strong, and an
emergency stop when a dummy
was hurled into the drivers’ path.
The officer-judges failed to find
a flaw in the way Miss Mehaffey
drove. When ‘Mabel,’ the mummy
was suddenly thrown into the path
of the machine, Miss Mehaffey
stopped on a dime. Some of the
other drivers hit Mabel. But nei
ther the winner nor any of the
others picked up tihe hitch-hiker
the officers had planted along the
In the academic test, Miss Me
haffey made one error. She under
estimated the speed on arterial
highways, placed it at 30 instead
of 35 miles an hour.
Grau made one driving error. He
failed to put his arm out and down
as a stop signal- The others were
only fair in the driving recations
or made one or more errors.
Spring Style Revue
**” ejiProves A Classic
The Spring Style Revue sponsor
ed Monday evening by the Omaha
Guide advertising department of
which Mrs. Mildred 1). Gilbert is
bead, and uador the directorship
jf Mr. John Albert Smith, consider
ed one of the foremost designers in !
the city proved to be a panorama of j
hair and dress styles and sugges- j
tions. The coiffure review which <
proceeded the dress style review
from the many shops in the city
were unusually attractive to the
large audience. This is the first
time perhaps that such an elaborate
£eaves for k. c.
Mr. Leonard Dixon, formerly an
entertainer of the Harlem night
club, and one of the greatest tap
dancers in the middle west, left for
Kansas City to open with a new
floor show at the opening of a new
night club some time in May. Mr.
Dixon also played in the Cotton
Club in New York and with the
late Florence Mills. Mr. Dixon
leaves many of his friends in Oma
ha. They all wish him a lot of suc
revue has been attempted in Oma
ha, taking fully two hours to com
plete the show which was inter
spersed with advertising skits for
the following firms; Roberts Dairy,
Omaha Ice and Cold Storage Inc,
Sears and Roebuck, Paxton and
Gallagher, Deep Rock Oil Co. and
Mor-Ann Shops and Furrier, the
latter not only co-operating with
the advertising department with an
ad but played a large part in ont
fitting the many dress models that
paraded down the snow white deck
ad runway. To these advertisers and
especially Mor-Ann Shops and Fur
rier are we grateful.
Among the shops represented in
the coiffure review were: Christine
Althousq Beauty school: Willa’s
Beauty Salon, Rose's Beauty Salon,
Queens Beauty Shop, Northside
Beauty school and Earl Robert’s
Beauty Salon. Those who modeled
for the abovq named shops, schools
and salons were: iMss Elin Wright,
Peuline Johnson, Evelyn Floyd,
Celestine Smith, Betty Jlunes, Eva
Mae Stewart, Ina Mac Milan,
Christine Taylor, I'eiarl Winston
and Ethel Terrell.
The dress revue was divided in
to six scenes, Garden, Sports, Sun
day Afternoon, Formal, Boudoir
and Afternoon Attire. The frocks
worn by the models reflected the
tono of the gay decorations of the
ballroom which wus trimmed in red
und w'hite interspersed with pot
Those who modeled as represen
tatives of 24 local and out-of-town
clubs were: Messrs Chas. Davis,
Geo. Camper, Eugene Murray,
John Horton, Louis Carpenter, J.
Westbrook McPherson, Misses
Lorene Lewis, Ruby Reece, Myrtle
Jumes, Ethel Terrell, Dorothy West
j field Betty James, Doris Patterson,
.tfuanita Macey, La Vern McGaugh,
Evely Floyd, Margie Storms, Jean
ne Spinks, Lorene Lewis, Cather
ine Bullinner, Julia Mae Lawson,
Zonetta Walker and Mercedes Fer
guson. Atty C- F. Davis serving as
chronicle for the evening was at
his best in the introducing of the
advertisers skits which supplied
the spice of the affair. The crowd
gave each of the acts a warm and
enthusiastic reception. They ap
pear as follows; Williams, Williams
and Caldwell of Sioux City which
proved indeed to be a threesome of
sizzling dancers. The family quart
ette of South Omaha, and “Wow”
ow they could dance Ola McCraney
with her soothing personality in
song. The team of Lem and Angie
from Chicago, they are indeed tops
when it comes to rythmic dancing
and last but not least Myra Taylor
the girl with that most pleasing
smile in dance and song. So well
pleased were the 400 persons who
witnessed this most unique show of
the season that they are already
saying that we shall be, back for
the second annual Omaha Guide
style Revue next year.
Many scenes of the show were
filmed by Rubin Taylor and is to
be used 'in connection with his
picture entitled “Murder in Black.”
The prizes offered for the best
model was won by Miss Doris Pat
terson who was considered the best
dress model, receiving a beautiful
insignia ring. The Quack club was
awarded the Gold trophy for having
the best, club model, The Northside
Beauty school was awarded the
prize for the best hair model
Following the show the crowd
danced to the tune of Ray and hia