The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, June 26, 1937, Image 1

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Entered as Second Claas Matter at Postoffice. Omaha, Nebraska- OMAHA, NEBRASKA SATURDAY, ___VOL. XI, N0
Woman Shoots Up Oil Station
Stray Shot in
Gas Tank Sets
Fire to Station
Monday < vcirng bringing to life
that old ad g ?, “There is no anger
like that of. a woman scorned,” Iola
White, 30, is alleged to have fired
that shot which took the vicinity at
24th and Patrick avenue like Grant
took Richmond—-by a storm.
According to police records, the
altercations said to have started
over the Buiek sedan which Iola
Whte, 30, claims that her common
law husband, Clyde White, 33, had
given her permission to drive. She
states that she had to make a stop
at 20th and Grant streets, and"
while indoors White came along
and drove the car away. Between
Grant and Patrick, he stopped and
picked up "wo women, Alberta
Livingston aod Leona Grant, both
of 3230 Emmett street. After find
ing the car gone, Mrs. White states
that she started back home think
ing that her husband had driven the
car there, and on passing the car
there, and on passing the filling
station at 24th and Patrick streets
saw him putting oil in the <;ar also
saw the two women sitting con
tentedly in her car. She alleges
that she questioned White about
taking the car away without tell
ing her first. Whereupon he cursed
her and drew a gun. The struggle
for the weapon followed and she
finally got control of it and fired
one shot. Altih|o^gh tHvee pilots
were fired, she only remembers
firing the one.
William Vance Gordon, 67, the
attendant at the station says that
ho heard three shots and saw Mrs.
white approached on foot with the
pistol in her hand. He stated that
she fired three times, shattering the
glass in the gasoline tank, causing
the blaze, wounding Clyde White
in the shoulder and chest and fir
ing at the two women who ran at
such full speed that they evidently
outran the bullet as they were not
injured. William Gordon wanted to
run and would have run and tried
to run, but his feet which were sat
urated with gasoline were all a
blaze, and would not obey his im
pulses—they were badly burned.
It is believed that the powder
from the bullet caused the ignition
of the oil which caused the fire,
the damage of which is estimated
at $2,000.
The Whites who reside at 1831
No. 23rd street have been living to
gether for the past two years.
Clyde White, who is a WPA work
er at 13th and Pacific, is at the
Nicholas Senn hospital where his
condition is said to not be serious.
Jack Helman, white, is the own
er and operator of the filling sta
tion. William Scott who lives over
the station lost some of his house
hold furnishings in the fire
Iola White is awaiting trial, and
the case will not be called until
Clyde White is able to appear in
7 e - WANTED - 7 ?
m* Girds and Women «^
to go to work immediately. Make
money during vacation. Good pay,
pleasant work, short hours. Call
Mrs. M. Gilbert each morning at
8:45 or each evening at 6 p. m. at
the Omaha Guide office, 2418
Grant Street. Phone WE 1517
Legion On Fifth Ave.
Nebraska Legionaires will
march sixth in the 1937 American
Legion National Convention Parade
tin Fifth avenue in New York,
Sept. 21st, national headquart
ers of the Legion announces in the
June issue of their publication,
the National Legionaire.
Omaha Post No. 1 legion offi
cials hope to send their national
prize winning band to compete
again and lead the delegates of the
NebraAa department in the twm
ty-four-hour parade which starts
off the convention. The proceeds
of the massive fireworks exposi
tion, clown circus and band con
ert sponsored by the, Omaha Post
in the interest of a safe and sane
Fourth of July celebration on the
evening of July 5th at Creighton
Stadium, Omaha, will be used to
finance this appearance.
At the 1935 national convention
at St. Louis the Omaha Post hand,
in competition with professional
bands from all ovesr the United
States, won third place. The year
before, at the Chicago convention,
it rated fourth. It is composed of
business and professional men, skill
ed workers and other music lovers,
organized on a strictly amateur
Omaha Post No. 1 was recogniz
ed again by national headquarters
as the world’s largest American
Legion post with 2,503 members.
Parade position by states was
awarded on a quota membership
basis, figured on the eligible mem
bership in each state- About 41,
000 World War veterans in Nebras
ka are eligible.
First position was assured to
Legionnaires of the Magnolia
state, Mississippi, when the quota
membership standing of the forty
nine departments within the con
tinental limits of the United States
as of May 15th was recently made
Other states ranking among the
first ten in quota membership are
Vermont, North Dakota, Nilrada,
Iowa, Idaho, Tennefeslee, Arizona
and South Dakota.
Chairman Morris E. Jacobs of
the finance committee of Omaha
Post No. 1 has appointed Mr. V.
C. Hascall, chairman of the box
sales committee for the fireworks
Gov. Lehman Signs
Brownell Act
Albany, N. Y., June 26 (CNA)—
The Brownell bill appropriating
$30,000 to finance a study of the
problems of N(*w York’s Negre
urban population was signed this
week by Governor Lehman.
The bill creates a commission of
13 to make the survey. It was spon
sored by the Assemblyman Herbert
Brownell, Manhattan Republican.
The group wll consist of three
Senators and two other persons ap
pointed by the temporary president
of the Senate, three Assemblymen
and two other persons named by
tho Assembly Speaker and three
by the Governor. Two of the Gov
ernor’s appointees must be Negro
The commission is required to
submit a report by March 1, 1938
Heat ClaimsVictim
Mr. Robert Dixon of 2618 Grant
street, 67, collapsed near 16th and
Farnam streets Tuesday, June 22,
at 2:‘JO p. m. and was carried to
a local hospital where he died at
3:30 p. m. His body is at the Lewis
Mr. Dixon had lived in Omaha
with his son and daughter for a
number of years.
For a livlihood, he sold peanuts
and used the sound of a tapping
cane as his director to get about
the city. He was a devout Christian
and well loved by all who formed
his acquaintance. He humored him
self in his blindness by singing
hymns when on his city-wide tour
iri an effort to soil his home roast
ed peanuts.
He leaves to mourn their loss a
son and daughter.
Call World Meeting
In Paris, France
New York, June 26 (CNA)—Ne
gro and white organizations were
invited this week by Samuel Unter
meyer, president of the Non-Sec
tarian Anti-Nazi League, to join
in sending an American delegation
to the World Rally Against Racism
and Anti-Semitism which is to
convene in Paris, France, Septem
ber 10th. 11 ’Nw1
Among the Negro groups receiv
ing invitations were the, National
Assocation for the Advancement of
Colored People and the National
Urban League.
The plans for the conference are
supported by several Negro groups
in Europe, according to a letter
from G A. Tedesco of the inter
national executive (committee of
the Federation, (made publifl( by
“In France and in other coun
tries,” the letter states, “we have
found ready support not only
among democratic and working
class organizations, but also
among colored people. The rally
will be held within five months. If
it is to accomplish its task, it is
essential that national committees
bo formed immediately in all coun
tries. We therefore beg you to
take immediate steps to form such
a committee with the co-operation
of all kindred democratic and anti
fascist groups in your country. For
your guidance we wish to stress
the fact that these national com
mittees must Embrace*, represen
tatives of all oppressed races, na
tionalities and confessions-”
Seven Year Old
Saves Friend’s Life
Greenville, S- C., J(Lme 24 (ANP)
—Wednesday morning when 2-year
old Joseph Sullivan fell in the B.
P. Young fish pond and, landing
on his head stunned, his playmate,
Preston Bowens, 7 instead of be
coming panicky and calling for
help, jumped in and pulled his com
panion from the water, thereby
saving his life. No adults were
near at the time of the accident,
the only witness to little Preston’s
heroic act being Joseph’s brother,
age 3.
The New Champion
Joe Louis
Dereats Braddock
In Title Match
.!Le Louis, the World's heavy
weight champion who defeated Jim
Braddock nt Comiskey Park, Chi
cago, Tuesday night, June 22nd,
in one of the most spectacular
bouts in history. It is suid by all
sports critics that this was the
cleanest and fairest title bout ever
held in history. The referee stated
that he had no reason whatever to
reprimand either man. Both fought
a clean fight.
And Now, Mother Can
Say, “Well Done'’
All Joe Ijouis is today came from a
Christian home governed by
Christian rules and regulations di
rected by a Christian mother, Mrs.
Lilly Barrow Brooks, who laid a
foundation into the heart of her
child so strongly until it survived
and held its sway even in the pu
gilistic world.
The Negroes of the world today
car. give thanks to Joe Louis' mo
ther for having a world champion
that no kind of underworld trash,
v hether it be a teasing brown, tan
talizing high yellow, sugar-coated
beautiful pinktoe, or money crazed
grafter, has been able to leave its
mark of degradation upon his car
et r.
Three Die As Louis
Wins Championship
Detroit, Mich., June 23 (Special to
The Omaha Guide)—Whether it
was because they had placed heavy
bits for or against Joe Louis or
whether the shock was just too
much for their hearts, two Negroes
passed into eternity last Tuesday
as they heard the news broadcast
over the air that the Brown Bom
ber, Joe Louis, of this city had won
the world’s heavyweight champion
ship by knocking out Jim Braddock.
George Crenshaw, 40, collapsed
and died in a poolroom. The other
man, who waft not identified, drop
ped dead in a barber shop.
Omaha Believe it or not, right
hero in this city, out of the many
fans who had faith in Joe Louis'
ability, one Negro went for Brad
dock, even to betting his hard earn
ed $5 00 on him.
As a result, ho pulled so hard
for the ex-champion that he almost
collapsed when Joe Louis won the
crown. His humiliation was great
er than his loss. He too died spirit
Central City College
Gets New Building
Macon, Ga., JVme 24 (ANP)—
Work started last week on a new
home economics building at Cen
tral City college, with money be
ing donated by both colored and
white citizens of the area. The
building will be known as the John
D. Comer cottage as a memorial
to the late vice president of the
Bibb manufacturing company
whose widow made the largest in
dividual donation toward the build
ing fund
Chick Webb can cells data*
for June 30th appearance at
Dreamland hall. __
Featuring Anna Mae Winburn at the Dreamland Hall on July 26th