The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, July 03, 1937, Image 1

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Entered as Second Class Matterat Postoffice, Omaha, Nebraska- OMAHA, NEBRASKA SATURDAY, JULY 3, 1937 VOL. XI, NO. 12
Negro Civic Orchestra
Plays on Court House
Plaza Every Noon
Promenade concerts by the Omaha
Civic orchestra and the Civic Negro
Concert orchestra of the WPA
Federal Music Project given daily
at Noon on the court house plaza
have brought many messages of
oommendation and appreciation to
William Meyers, State Drector,
since their inauguration last Mon
These oonoerts like Children’s
Music Appreciation concert in the
schools which were so successful
during the past year were orginat
ed and planned by Mr. Meyers.
The Promenade concerts this sum
mer are to be developed with a two
fold purpose; to pravide the very
best in music for the noonday
throng of business folk, shoppers
and visitors—and to learn through
the medium of the request deposit
Sox, comment, and letters, what
"'■* popular favor
Mtuuiig tuv ciiousands who iviil heai
this orchestra during the course of
the summer.
The same procedure is to be fol
lowed at the concerts in Benson on
Tuesday night, those to be held on
the lawn of St. Joseph hospital on
Wednesday nights—iirfact at ali
outdoor concerts to be held any
where by units of the Federal Mu
sic Project.
Wed to Chicagoan
Miss Ethel M. Terrell
Dr. and Mrs. Price Terrell wish to
announce the marriage of their
daughter, Ethel Margaret, to Mr.
Malcolm Henry of Chicago, at
their home, 2602 No. 24th street,
Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock.
Rev. J. S. Williams, pastor of Hill
side Presbyterian church, perform
ed the ceremony in the presence
of te family and a few intimate
The couple left for Chicago at
6 o'clock where they will make
their future home.
Miss Terrell is a graduate of
Central high school aad also at
tended Omaha. University. Mr.
Henry is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
liesse Henry of Chicago. He is a
graduate of Tilden Technical high
school and the Art Institute of
♦Chicago. He also attended the Zoo
logical Institute of that city,
logical Institute of the city.
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nc - WANTED - 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
A TTY. NATAN &. fttctiILL
Publisher of Metropolitan News,
3453 South Michigan avenue, Ohi
ago, a weekly tabloid, who livs at
4806 South Parkway, was born in
Quincy, Fla., and was educated at
Cookman Institute, now Bethune
Cookman college, and Boston uni
versity, where he received the LI.
B: degree. Mr. McGill is a member
of the law firm of McGill and Mc
C ill of Jacksonville, Fla., whicn is
directed by his brother, Samuel De
catur McGill, 610 West Duval
street is a member of the Illin
ois Bar, the U. S. District Court of
Northern Illinois and the U. S. Su
preme Court. He was formerly As
sistant Attorney General of the
State of Illinois, and is a member
of the Board of the Public Library
and of the Mayor’s Committee of
the city of Chicago, and is founder
of the Southside Council z
Mr- and Mrs. Arthur Bly of 2856
Binney avenue had as their house
guests for the week-end, Capt Fred
White and wife, Mrs. Lillian White,
Mr. and Mrs- Earnest Porter and
Mrs. Bessie Carthone of Kansas
City, Kas. And from Thursday until
Monday, Mr. and Mrs. Bly had as
their guests Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Smith of Hollywood, Califoma.
Mrs. Smith is better known as Peg
gie Smith and is a singer in the
movies. She stopped over on a va
cation trip to New York and other
eastern cities. Mr. Carl Smith is
the nephew of Mr. Bly.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Young of Cali
fornia accompanied by the sister of
Mr. Richard Ward, Miss Cordill
Ward of Milwaukee, who were vi
siting Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ward
of 2322 No. 26th street, motored
to Chicago to see the Louis-Brad
dock fight. While there, they vi
sited wth Madame Margaretta
Ward, also a sister of Mr. Richard
Ward. Madame Margaretta Ward
is celebrated for her manufactory
of a line of cosmetics which bears
her name.
Mrs. Charlene Lewis of 2855
Maple avenue and Mrs Addie
Georger of 2531 Charles street re
turned last Friday from Chicago
after attending the Louis-Braddock
fight. Durng their week’s visit in
Chicago, they were the house guest
of Mrs. Earl Longmire. Many cour
tesies were shown them, among
which was a dinner party given by
Mr. and Mrs. Earl McCants.
Ass’n 1.3. P. 0. E. of 9.
Sunday, Ju'y 4th, National Independence I'ay, marks the entry
into our riLy of an organization that stands for independence, having
done much toward advancing the educational, physical, economical ami
social independence of the Negro race. This organization, the Midwst
Association I. B. F. O. F.. of W„ is a part of tliat great body known
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throughout the world as the Improved Benevolent Protective Order of
Elks of the World, and enjoys the high esteem to which it is so
rightfully entitled of not only other fraternal organizations, but of all
other groups whether they be business, Political or religious.
Just tliirty-eight years ago, in 1899, a group of our far sighted
leaders in Cincinnati, Ohio and perfected the organization that
is today known as the Benevolent, Protective Order of Elks of the
World. During the passing years,the order has met with many difficul
ties, but the^e were never so great as to cause it to give up the ship.
They continued to sail on and on until today this organization stands
as an emblem of achievement.
Therefore, it. is with true sincerity that we doff our hats and bid
the Midwest Association, I B. P. O. E. of W., weldome to the portals
I of our city.
Buy Nebraska Made
Goods Says Storz
Nebraska can add thousands of
dollars to its wealth every week by
buying Nebraska-made goods, de
clares Arthur Storz, executive of
an Omaha brewery. Every dollar
spent for eastern goods goes back
east, where it cannot return into
circulation in Nebraska. Why then,
ho asks, should Nebraskans ex
port money when it is needed to
stimulate our prosperity here at
home? i "
A Nebraska dollar spent for Ne
braska goods is used by the manu
facturer to pay wages to Nebras
kans and to buy materials in Nebr
aska. Local merchants, grocers,
and every other Nebraska business
eventually benefits by the transac
tion. But when the dollar is sent
east it is gone. It pays no Nebraska
wages. It cannot be spent again
with other Nebraska business.
Using his own business as an
example he points out that Storz
Beer is as good beer as is made
anywhere in the United States,
There is no reason why eastern beer
i should be bought here. Most peo
[ plo do buy Storz, he says, but still
there are thousands of dollars leav
ing the state continually because
some people forget how much they
help their own state by buying
Nebraska beer.
Storz is not only the state’s larg
est tax-payers and employers of
Ne/braska labor, it is also a good
customer of many other Nebraska
business concerns. Storz makes it
a point to buy from Nebraskans.
Mr. Storz says money travels in
circles. Bill Jones spends it with
Jfee Smith, who spends it with Bob
Brown, and bo on until everyone
benefits. The circle is broken only
when someone shoots it off to an
other state so far away it cannot
get hack into the state where it
The L. E. W. club met at the
home of Mrs. L. Gardner, 2503
Grant street, Thursday, June 24th.
Three visitors were present. The
meeting was adjourned and a very
nice luncheon was served.
Mrs. Cunningham, president;
Mrs. Washington, Reporter.
Critic Club Gives
Four Annual Awards
In keeping with the purpose of
the club to encourage the develop
ment of what ever talent its mem
bers may possess and especially
that of oratory, debating and pu
blic speaking the Critic club award
ed four keys Tuesday evening at
their annual banquet held in the
beautiful reception room of the
YWCA. Those receiving keys are
as follows: Messrs. J‘- Westbrook
McPheron, oratory; Lacurgus
Curry, debate; Charles H. Davis,
public speaking; and Henry Levells,
public speaking.
Prior to the awarding of the
Keys by the president, Mr. Levells,
who is to matriculate in the Uni
versity of Southern California in
October, very inspiring addresses
were made by S. Edward Gilbert of
the Omaha Guide, Mr. B. E
Squires, executive secretary of the
Urban League and Mr. Levells who
delivered the annual presidntial ad
Those who enjoyed the entire pro
gram which included a delightful
after party at the Harlem Cafe
were Misses Catherine. Macey, Ce
lia Mehan, Lome Lewis, Helen
Huntington, Mary Alice Willis, Mrs.
B. E. Squires and Mrs- S. E.. Gil
bert; Messrs. Henry Levells, J‘
Westbrook McPherson, Charles H.
Davis, B. E. Squires, Thomas Ross,
Lacurgas Curry and S. Edward
Mr. Charles H. Davis who served
as master of ceremonies proved
very timely and efficient in his
brief remarks as to the purpose and
miof the club, and in his com
ments upon thoughts put in mo
tion by the speakers of the evening.
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Mrs. W. H. Robinson of Detroit,
Mich., is the house guest of Mr.
and Mrs. Edgar Lee of 2417 Ma
ple street. Mrs. Robinson arrived
Sunday night for a ten day stay,
from Chicago where she attended
the Louis-Braddock fight. Many
social affairs are being planned for
Mrs. Robinson during her stay in
-• n ciiy.
American Legion
Plans Fireworks
For July 5th, 1937
A concert by the Omaha Post
band will open the American le
gion fireworks celebration of In
dependence day at Creighton sta
dium at 8 p. m., Morris M. Jacobs,
ehairman of the event announced
today. “With this two-hour py
rotcymic display and patriotic pro
gram, Omaha Post again takes the
lend in civic observation of Amer
icas greatest holiday,” he said.
Fifteen downs will entertain
with pranks and antics during the
concert and will assist fireworks
engineers in carrying out the most
thrill fireworks festival ever seen
in Omaha. Ground pieces and
aerial displays will follow each
other in rapid succession, present
ing colorful spectacles of exploding
comets, skyrockets, Roman candles,
aerial bombs and more than fifty
show pieces.
"Fireworks celebrating Indepen
dence day are a part of the Amer
ican tradition, the heritage of
American children,’ George Gillan,
Omaha Post adjutant said, discus
sing the program. “Los Angeles has
such a big crowd that fireworks
will be shown two nights this year.
Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Chi
cago Legionaires also present the
fireworks shows for Independence
day celebrations.”
General admission for children
is twehty-five cents, for adults
forty cents. Reserved seats are
available for an additional twenty
five cents. More than 75 boxes have
been reserved, and both King Bert
Murphy and Queen Jean Dudley
Gallagher of the present Ak-Sar
Ben royalty will give large box
parties. Many other Omahans ares
planning children's parties at the
fireworks exposition July 5th.
Marcshing into the arena at 8 p.
m. Monday, July 5th, the Legion
band of 30 members will first play
national marches in parade forma
tion, then arch to its special section
and continue in a half-hour band
cbnoert. Dr. (Floyd Williams t>f
Council Bluffs is director of the
the Omaha Post band. Other offi
cers are Dr. W. H. McNichols, 365
No. 41st avenue, captain; Jack Lee,
2211 Howard, first lieutenant; Ed
Myerds, 3032 Pacific street, secre
tary; and Keith Danon, 2311 No.
61st street, custodian.
Miss Marion Gray of 3011 Miami
street, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
B. H. Gray of this city, gave a
party honoring Miss Dorothy Irene
lackson of Glenwood, la-, who is
staying at the home of her uncle
urn! aunt, Mr. and Mrs. John V.
Walker, of 2721 Parker street. A
lelightful evening was spent in
lancing with cash prizes going to
Florence Murell and Spencer Ja
:obs as the best couple and Neoma
MoGill and Roscoe Smith as second
!>«st. Refreshments of cake, ice
:ream, fudge and punch were serv
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After spending three weeks
with her family, Miss Ruth Jones
left June 21st for a vacation in the
West. Her trip will include attend
anee at a literary conference in
Boulder, Colo., and visits with re
latives and friends in Denver, Ore
gon, California and Washington.
Mr. Charles Cray ford passed
away Thursday evening, July 1st.
Mr. Crawford was employed for
years at the Killiiigworth and Price
Barber shop at 24th and Luke Sts.
L>r. T. K. Lawless of Chicago,
noted dermatologist, who served as
an instructor during the past gradu
ate school held at Dillard univer
sity Inst month. (ANP)
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Children In Court
Now that the schools are closed
for the summer it will be necessary
for parents to exercise constant vi
gilance over their children if they
want to keep them out of court
Too many mothers and fathers
permit minors to idle away their
summers in search of unsupervised
amusement. Then, when a son or
daughter finds recreation in ques
tionable places and brings disgrace
to the family, such parents usually
blame everyone except themselves.
To avoid all possibilities of a dis
astrous vacation, the wise mother
and father wll remain constantly
alert and not relax their watchful
ness for a single hour.
Piano Recital to be
Given July 11th
An Adult Education School of
Music will present a group of jun
for piano students in Summertime
Pageant Recital Sunday, July 11th,
from 3 to 5 p. m. at Bethel AME
church, 24th and Franklin streets.
'Characters will include “the Spi
rit of Music,” Several Girls from
the Gay Nineties,” "the Lady of
the Garden,’ “the Boys and Girls
from Music Land,” Betsy Ross”
and “Indians.”
The pageant will be presented
by Miss Ethel JV>nes, music instruc
tor. The public is cordially invited.
Admission will be free.
Revival Being Held
The Omaha Third S. D. A.
church invites everyone, both old
pnd young, to attend its revival
meetings now being held under the
tent on Grant street, at 24th. Ev
angelist Alldn Booker T. Hum
phrey will speak each evening, ex
cept Saturday evening, on soul
stirring truths from the Bible.
Song service starts at 7:30 p. m.
and the sermon lecture at 8 o’clock.
Come early and remember to
bring your Bibles.
The Pick-Up club met at the
home of Mrs. V. Moore, 2506
Blon^o, with the president presid
ing. A nice meeting was held- The
club is doing wonderful work, and
hopes to keep the good spirit up. A
laigo number was present and
very interesting remarks were
made by the president and pastor.
The next meeting will be at 2517
Decatur street, Mrs. Hawkins’
Midwestern Ass’n
Annual Conclave
To Convene Here
The convention committee com
posed of M. L. Harris, general
chairman; P. S. Holliday, assistant
general chairman; Daughter Jose
phine Merritt, assistant general
chairman; Chas. F. Davis, secre
tary and J. Westbreok McPherson
is sparing no pains in preparing a
versified program second to none
for the entertaining of hundreds of
Brother “Bills” and Daughter
Elks who are expected to invade
Omaha on Sunday, July 4th, at
which time the 12th Annual Mid
western Association Convention of
Elks will convene at the beautifully
decorated Elks Rest, the home of
Iroquois Lodge No. 92 and Chero
kee Temple No. 283, located at 2420
Lake street.
The highlights of the conventioa
which is being sponsored jointly by
Iroquois Lodge No. 92 and Chero
kee Temple No. 233 are as follows:
Sunday at 11:00 a. m., memorial
service will bo held at St. John A.
M. E. church, with Rev. R. A.
Adams, pastor delivering the ora
tion and the St. JLhn choir, under
direction of Mrs. P. Gibson, furn
ishing music; at 1:30 p. m-, the
nnnual street parade will get un
der way; 4:00 p. in., welcome ad
dresses to the visiting Brother
“Bills’ and Daughter Elks wlil bo
delivered at the auditorium of Pil
grim Baptist church; and at 8:30
p. m., the oratorical scholarship
contest under the direction of J.
Westbrook McPherson, State Edu
cational Director, will fco held at
Zion Baptist church, music to be
furnished by the Hillside Presby
terian choir under the direction of
the Rev. J. S. Williams.
Monday, July 6th, at 10.00 p. m.,
the Bills and Daughters will turn
from the business side of the con
vention for a few hoars of fratern
izing, when they will gather in the
spacious auditorium of the newly
decorated Elks Rest for the annual
banquet augmented with a red hot
floor show. Tuesday morning, July
6th, at 10:00 a. m.. will find them
again delvng into the busi
ness realm of the convention, fol
lowed by the election of officers
and the selection of a meeting place
for 1938. At 4:00 p. m., the visit
ors will be earned on asight-sceing
trip to all parks and points of in
terest in Omaha.
The convention which is designat
ed to be the greatest ever held in
the Midwest will conclude with a
grand ball at the Elks Rest begin
ning at 10:00 p. m.
Out-of-town dignitarians expect
ed to be present when the curtain
for the 12th annual convention
goes up are,; A. E. Toney, presi
dent; W. B. Martin, secretary; A.
E. Pullam, treasurer; J'ordan Mur
ray, 1st vice president; W. J. Shep
pard, 2nd vice president; J. D. Col
bert, 3rd vice president; Aubrey
Rutherford, auditor; W. IT. Towers,
legal advisor; and Dr. G. B. Key,
regional director. Also grand lodg*
officers are expected to drop in
upon the convention before it ad
Mrs. Thelma Littles who lived at
2428 Lake street i tiempted to com
mit suicide Friday afternoon at he
home. Police were called and she
was carried to a local hospital.
. Featuring Anna Mae Winburn at the Dreamland Hall on July 26th