The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, July 10, 1937, Image 1

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Entered as Second Class Matterat Postoffice, Omaha, Nebraska- OMAHA, NEBRASKA SATURDAY, JULY 10, 1937 VOL, XI NO. 13
Dr. R. T. Wright Makes Fiery Speech
On Dscrimination Of Negroes By Public .
and Private Agencies and Ass’ns.
Detroit, Mich. July 8—A fiery speech, bristling with facts
and demands for no compromise fn the fight on segregation
and discrimination in the treatment of Negroes by public and
private health agencies was delivered by Dr. R. T. Wriiht
cnairraan oi the national noara
of directors of the NAACP at
the opening mass meeting of
the 28th annual conference of
the association here June 29th
at ('-ass Technical high school
.Dr. Wright branded as
■“murder” and “lynching” the
neglect of Negro health by the
reguar agencies and condemned
in forthright language the re
strictions placed upon the train
ing of Negro doctors and nurs
He also reviewed briefly the
work of the NAACP along
many fronts.
Celebrate 15th
, Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Everett B.
. Gibson of Seattle, Wash., cele
brated their fifteenth wedding
anniversary with a reception
during the evening of .Tune 24
About 75 guests called and ex
tended congratulations to the
Mrs. Gibson is formerly of j
Omaha, being the former Miss
Emma Parker. Mr. and Mrs.
Gibson have two sons, Everett
Ray and Danny Parker, born
in Seattle where their parents
have made their home for fif
teen years. Many beautiful pre
sents were received.
During the evening, Miss Ro
berta Spencer sang “At Dawn
ing.” Bobbie Gibson, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Ray Gibson, played
“I Love You Truly” on the
saxaphone while his sister, Jac
queline, sang it. Mr. and Mrs.
Gibson received an official
church blessing from Dean
Post, rector of the Episcopal
church. Members of tlicP.-T. A.
attended in a body to extend
Mrs. Gibson, also an officer
of the organization their sincer
est congratulations.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Burke, 2007
Clark St., and Mrs. Earl Rober
son motored to Lincoln Mon
day, July 5th, to visit Mrs.
Mary Williams.
'JC - wanted - 'tc
Girl* and Women men/
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.
Rev. J. S Williams
Celebrates His Eighth
The Rev. John S. Williams,
newly elected moderator of
Omaha Presbytery and pastor
of Hillside Presbyterian church,
30th and Ohio streets, will ce
lebrate his eighth anniversary
on Thursday night and Sunday
morning and afternoon, July
8th and 11th.
Rev. Williams preached his
first sermon in the Hillside
church oh Sunday, July 8, 1929,
and was unanimously called by
the members of the church
which numbered at that time
19 adults ami 5 juniors. The,
membership has now increased
to 71 with a tremendous musical
The pastors and their choirs
\ hich will take part in honor
ing this minister of prominence
include: The Broadcast Chorus,
Salem Baptist church, Clair
Chapel M. E. church, Pilgrim
Baptist church, Cleaves’ Tem
ple C. M. E. church, Bethel
Baptist church, Mt. Moriah
Baptist church, St. John A. M.
E. church, Third Presbyterian
Other artists and friends in
clude a quartette from Mrs.
Pinkston Mitchell’s studio; Mr.
Richard F. Miller, tenor solist;
Dundee Presbyterian church;
Miss Claire Henderson, soprano
soloist; the Civic Service orches
tra; Dr. J. W. Pressly, Presby
terian executive; Dr. A. F.
Ernst, clerk of Omaha Presby
tery and professor at Omaha
Theological Seminary.
Having been elected modera
tor of the Omaha Presbytery,
Rev. Williams won his way in
to the hearts of the people of
both races. Citizens and friends
rejoice with him and his charm
ing wife and heartily extend
them their heartiest congratula
The anniversary sermon on Sun.
morning will be preached by
the pastor. The choir with its
new slimmer re?jes will sing,
“Come You Blessed,” by John
Pringle Scott. The anniversary
musical will be given at 3:45 p.
m. A chorus of 100 voices is ex
pected to conclude the program
[with the immortal “Hallelujah”
chorus by Handel directed by
Mr, If. L. Preston and accom
panied by the City Service or
I liestra.
Iowan Elected Head
Of Midwestern Elks
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P From the left: W. J. SHEPPARD of Dee Moines, who
elected president ef the Midwest Association of Im
proved Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the
\World Tuesday at conclusion of the six-state meeting; J.
D. COLBERT of Atchison, Kan., and PAUL S. HOLLI- f
DAY oi 3014 No. 28th Ave., elected vice presidents; A. B. ,
PULLAM of Kansas City, Mo., elected treasurer, end g
SAMUEL JAM£$ CJjevcaae, elected • vice pretideiy. p
By M. E. Webb
The Sesqui-Centennial Cele
bration held in Memphis, Tenn.
June 22-27 inclusive was in
commemoration of 150 years of
African Methodism; for in 1787
Richard Allen and first bishop
of the A. M. E. denomination,
walked out of historic St.
George church in Philadelphia
because of the unfriendly atti
tude toward religious freedom.
Tins was more than just a
mere celebration. It was a re
kindling of the fires of Afri
can Methodism. One could not
help after seeing several thou
sands of delegates from both
domestic and foreign fields
(the Memphis Commercial-Ap
peal stated 7,000) returning
with renewed determination to
work the harder that their
church might become more ef
fective, religiously. To this end
the Christian standard rather
than the "Gold Standard” was
emphasized throughout the
Memphis is a city of Nearly
300,000 with a colored popula
tion of 106,000. As far as could
be determined, the delegates
were well cared for. and the city
extended every means of fri
endliness, including ample mo
torcycle escort during the par
Headquarters for the celebra
tion were at the Washington
high school where daily morn
ing devotion was held. The
many branches of the meeting
were held in Porter school,
study rooms of the high school,
the St. Andrews and Avery
Chapel A. M. E. churches.
Our pastor represent
ed ,St. John A. M. E. church.
Omaha. Its Sunday school and
Allen League were represented
by Misses Robbie Mae Edmun
son, (iertrudo L. Rucker, De
lilah Rucker, Edsie and Marion
Webb and the writer. Return
ing home we came by Nashville
and Miss Delilah Rucker liked
the city so well that she rcmain
to visit with relatives and sis
ters, Misses Ann and Fidelia
The entire trip was educa
tional and inspiring and we
thank the church for tlie oppor
tunity 1 o attend and the Omaha
Guide for this space.
Mr. and Mrs. James Moore of
2816 Ilamiton St, entertained
twenty-six of their friends on
their first anniversary Tues
lay, June 29th, at a buffet
luncheon. Mrs. Moore was show
ered with many beautiful gifts.
The music by Mr. and Mrs.
James’ orchestra was very ap
propriate an dgreatly enjoyed.
Mrs. M. T. l'atton presented
Mrs. Moore with a large bou
1 quet of flowers and Mrs. Mar
1 garet Starks gave her a deliei
I ous cake. The guests departed
| in the wee hours wishing Mr.
and Mrs. Moore many more
! happy years.
Mesdames Olive Davis, Irma
! Nelson and Eva Mae Dixon,
j were hostesses to a party of
| .thirty a.t a breakfast Sunday
morning given at Elmwoo-’
! park, honoring Mrs. Magdolyn
Brj 'soil of Chicago, Miss Sadie
Coleman of Little Roch and
: Miss Asil -c Dotson of Kansas
I City, Kas. Mrs. Bryson is the
J house guest of Mrs. Davis.
Old Time Citizen
Passed Away July 7
Mr. W. II. Ransom of 2918
Seward street, died Wednesday
Juy Till at 3:30 a. in. Ransom
had been ill for about 8 months
and even at the advice of his
physician, lie refused to stop
lie was employed at 1 lie po
lice station under Commissioner
Jeps-en, and was known as a
“3 A. M. man.” For years, Mr.
Ransom could be seen on bis
way to work at this hour.
lie was the first Negro
child to be born in the State
of Wyoming and lie had lived
in Omaha for the past 45 years.
He was very active in civic,
social, and fraternal activities,
having served as a Past Chan
cellor Commander of the K. of
P’s., a Major of the K. of P.
Uniform Ranks,-and Past Exalt,
ed Ruler oflroquois Elks Lodge
No. 92. The dee-eased always'
took an active part in local
political campaigns, serving
with honor in the police depart
ment for years and also as an
employee of the Northwestern
R. R. Co. lie was also an active
member in the Masons lodge.
He leaves to mourn their loss
a devoted wife, two sisters and
many other relatives and a host
of friends.
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Mrs. S. Henderson, entertain
ed twelve guests at a 10 o’clock
luncheon Friday honoring Mrs.
Magdalyn Bryson of Chicago.
The afternoon was spent play
ing Monopoly.
Mr. Thilip Barge of 2536 Par
I ker street, motored to Chicago
j to witness the Louis-Braddoek
ight. He reports having had a
I very nice trip.
One of the highlights during
lie conclave of the Midwestern
Association of the I. B. P.
0. E. of W., was the Oratorical
Scholarship Contest held at
the Zion Baptist church last
Sunday night, July 4th.
The following contestants, ns
state representatives, delivered
orations on the subject, “The
Negro and the Constitution:”
Miss Wilda Perkins, Kansas
City; Miss Bernice Crice. Oma
ha; Miss Annabelie Payne, Dos
Moines, la.; and Mr. Charles,
Knight, Denver, Colo. The fol
owing ratings were awarded by
the judges: Miss Wilda Per
kins, first place; Miss Bernice
Grice, second place; Miss Anna
belle Payne, third place; and
Mr. Charles Knight, fourth
All of the contestants pre
sented the subject intelligently
and the winner, Miss Perkins,
scored on not only the facts she
presented but on her dramatic
presentation and clear enunci
ation. She received a four year
scholarship to attend the col
lege of her choice.
This movement sponsored by
the Elks toward the further
ance of education among the
youth of the race is one worthy
of high commendation.
Washington, D. C., July 10—
Senator Wheeler, Montana ask
ed congress Thursday to pro
hibit the sending of gambling
information across state lines.
The bill he introduced provokes
fines and imprisonment for
bookmakers and others supply
ing gambling information and
persons knowingly providing
transmission facilities.
The Elk’s Parade
A Colorful Display
The Elk’s parade beginning
at 28th and Wirt streets and
preceding down 24th street, the
South Parkway of Omaha, waa
indeed a colorful spectacle to
behold. A unit block of black
Americans were garbed in the
colors of Elkdom, led by bands
fi/oiu Kansas Citfl, Mo.; I>es
Moines, la; and Omaha, Nebr.
For ten blocks all Omaha was
lined along the street to pay
a howling ovation to their fa
vored band, drill team or lodge.
Within the line of march were
approximately 75 beautifully
decorated cars bearing deb
ates from 7 different states and
17 lodges of Elkdom.
The highlights of the parade
were Master Willie Jones, 1711
E 26th street, Kansas City, Mo.,
who proved to those along the
line of march that he knew what
it was all about when it came
tomaneuvering with a baton as
he led the hand from Kansas
City, under the watchful eve of^
Prof. W. L. Horn of Kansas
City, Kas. Then came that well
trained feminine drill team
from Des Moines, la., who un
der the leadership of Mr. ITarry
Wilson literally turned 24th
tree! into a drill field, execut
ng beautiful formations all
long the way. The. crowd went
wild with applause as the beau
tifully dressed leant would
break into a unique formation.
The parade proceeded down
24th and over to Pilgrim Bap
ist church where it disbanded
o listen to a battery of wel
come addresses delivered by
Hon. Dan Butler, Mayor of
Omaha; Johnny Owen, honor
ary Mayor of Omaha; Rev. M.
C. Curry, of Zion Baptist
hureh; Senator John Adams,
r.; J. C. Carey; and A. E. Ton
y, president of the association
The day was completed with
the annual oratorical 'contest,
vith champions from Colorado,
Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Ne
braska competing for that most
coveted -schoLawhip to some
ollege of the winners choice.
Mrs. Willard Colien who was
in the city for the Elks conven
tion was the house guest of Mr.
and Mrs. Richard Turner, 3018
Burdette St. Mrs. Cohen is a
resident of Kansas City. Kas.
Miss Gladys Pierce of Mar
shall, Texas and a student at
Wiley college, is visiting Mr.
and Mrs. Rueben Pierce of 2532.
’arker street.
Stephens Jailed, Freed
New York, July 10 (C)— J.
E. Stephens, former assembly
man, was jailed then released
on Wednesday on an old Post
Office “fixing" charge under
which he* was on bail.
Featuring Anna Rlae Winburn at the Dreamland Hail on July 26th
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