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Entered as Second Class Matter »t Postnffire, Omaha, Nebraska- OMAHA, NEBRASKA SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1937 VQiL. XI, NO. 22
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Union Refuses to Support Jim Crow Rule
CIO Body Moves
From Hall With
Jim Crow Rule
Milwaukee, Sept. 22 (CNA)—
Meetings of tlbe Milwaukee Coun
ty Industrial Union Courc'l, con
trol CIO body, were last week mov.
ed from Pythian Castle Hall be
cause of discrimination against
Negro delegates.
The council voted unanimously
to abandon the hall, after a Negro
delegate was charged 50 cents for
a glass of beer at the bar in the
hall. Gurmar Mikelson, Wisconsin
CIO director, stated that white de.
legtes were charged only five cents
for beer and that a committee in
vstigating the incident found the
hall had a fixed rule against Ne
groes drinking at the bar.
When tihe manager refused to re
scind the ruling, the delegates vot
ed to change their meeting place.
Slugged At Trial
Marioc, N. C„ £Vpt. 22 (CNA) —
The trial of Mann Smith, 15 year
old youth, was abruptly halted
after the defendant had been slug
ged in the head with an iron pipe,
•while sitting n the p--ironer’s dock.
Smith is charged with “attacking”
•c white girl.
Sheriff Grady Nichols arrested
•a white man be booked as Frank
Anderson, local boss plumber, and
charged him with the attack.
Judge Felix Alley, presiding at
the trial, dismissed the venire from
which a jury was being drawn at
the time of the incident, and order
ed a new trial.
"“Confession” Forced
With Blackjack
Tampa, Fla., Sept. 22 (Jas. A.
"Boykins for CNA)—A county of
ficer was charged with forcing
Jas. Reetves to confess to stealing
59 bags valued at $2.95 in prelimin
ary court this week.
Reeveu pleaded "not guilty” in
court and was challenged by the
State’s attorney who referred to
his previous “confession.” Reeves
then told the court that the arrest
ing officer had beaten him with a
blackjack until he entered a “con
On the witness stand, the stout,
"bespectacled officer stammered out
a few words which gave, no explan
ation of the incident. The defend
ant, however, was remanded to
jail to await hearing in criminal
Prof. Curtis Honored
Institute, W. Va., Sept. 23 (C)—
About fifty persons gathered at
the home of President and Mrs.
John Davis of West Virginia State
college last Wednesday afternoon
to honor Prof. A. W. Curtis at the
btginning of his thirty-ninth year
as head of the department of agri
culture of the oollege. Prof. Curtis,
a native of Wilmington, N. C., was
educated at St. Augustine, A. and
T„ and Cornell university. He is
the father of Prof. A. W. Curtis,
jr., who is assistant to Dr. George
W. Carver of Tuskegee Institute.
Notice to Subscribers:
If you do sot get your paper at
least ia the Saturday morning mail,
call the office, WEbeeter 1517, and
we will send you a paper at onea.
Mr. Cl C. Galloway, Manager
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Majrie Downing
Glamorous Marie Downing,
dancer, writer and co'-motolo...
gist who was awarded a
que in recogni,ion of her work
by the Urban League of New
York and the National Beauty
Culturists League during the
convention of the latter organi
zation in New York last week.
Hitlers Demands Tse
Return of Colonies*,
Japan As Ally
Nuremburg, Germany, Sept. 22
(CNA)—The annual Nazi Congress
meeting here this week, heard Adol
ph Hitler, fascist dictator of Ger
many, renew his demands for the
return of “German’s colonies,” hail
Nazi ties with Japan and Italy,
assail the Soviet Union and de
precate the failure of Britain and
tho United States to unite with
Germany in ‘ defense” cf the “in
terests of the white peoples.”
Hitler was preceded on the ros
trum by Adolf Wagner, Bavarian |
Nazi leader, who read the Nazi
party’s annual proclamation, in
which the Nazi theories of race
hatred were expounded at length
and the Jewish people singled out
for particularly savage attacks.
The proclamation stressed Ger
many’s demands for colonies and
called upon the German people to
accord “blind obiedience to the
leadership of the Reich” and to
accept uncomplaining and with
“the tightened belt” the increasing
hardships that have beset the Ger
man people since the Nazis came
into power. The proclamation laud
ed anti Semitism and other forms
of race hatred as a necessary
“condition of racial hygiene.”
The star attraction of the Con
gress opening was Prince Chichubu,
brother of the Japanese Emperor.
Premier Mussolini of Italy was ex
pected to visit Germany during the
The Japanese prince Is here to
confer with Hitler on the Nazi
Japanase military alliance and its
application in the Sino-Japanese
war. It is believed he will also meet
Mussolini, during the latter’s visit.
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Rosemary Walker
Gets Teaching Job
In Little Rock
Little Rook, Ark., Sept. 23—Miss
Rosemary Walker, who received
the B. A. and the Teachers’ diplo
ma from the University of Kan
sas last June, has been appointed
to the staff of Dunbar high school
here. Mias Walker is the daughter
of Rev. George G. Walker, rector
of St. Philip’s Episcopal church,
and vice chairman of the Interra
cial Commission of Little Sock.
The Omaha Guide’s
Emancipation Celebration
Going Over in A Big Way
rhe Omaha Guide’s Annual Emancipation Celebration for the
Civil War Veterans and Their Families Will Be Held At
The Elks Hall, 2420 2422 Lake Street, Monday Evening,
September 27th, 1937, at 8 >00 O’clock
From Indications Shown The House Will Be Packed
•Selection City Service Orchestra, G. \V. Bryant, Director
Invocation ____Rev. J. S. Williams
Pastor Hillside Presbyterian Chursh
’National Anthem
Presentation of Chairman-Attorney John Adams, Jr.
Remarks by Chairman--Attorney, Charles H. Davis
i Selection-—.Los Cantoros Chorus, Miss Et4iel Jones, Director
Remarks -...-—.----— Civil War Veterans
Solo, ‘Nobody Knows the Trouble f’ve Seen"
.—-—— - Miss Estell Roberts
Remarks ----Mr. R. L. Brown 1
Selection ...— W. P. A. Concert and Dance Orchestra
Reading .... Mrs. Jola Holliday
Negro National Anthem
Address... By Guest Speaker (To be announced next week)
Vocal Solo, ‘The Negro lias Fought Every Battle
But His Own’ ———-- Miss Irene Morten
Presentation of Civil Wad* Veterans by Chairman
Vocal Solo ........ Mr. H. L. Preston
Selection ------- Los Cantores Chorus
Benediction, ..........Rev. R. A. Adams
Pastor St. John’s A. M. E. Church
Refreshments will be served and music rendered by the band
fer your entertainment. No children under 18 years of age will
be admitted to this Emajodpotion Celebration. Admission Free.
Students Receive
Scholarship Awards
Twelve University of Omaha
students have been awarded junior
senior scholarships, the University
scho'arship committee announced
The scholarships are awarded on
the basis of grades and general
activity. Instead of giving eight
scholarships covering full tuition
for the semester as has been done
in the past, the committee awarded
full tuition scholarships to four
students and made half tuition
awards to eight students.
Those receiving ful1 tuition
scholarships are Earl E. Cairns,
senior, 3303 No. 21st street; Vir
ginia Elfrink, junior, 5709 Leaven
worth street; Wyn Hollier, senior,
2554 Manderson street; and Clitus
Olson, junior, 1045 No. 34th street.
Half scholarships were awarded
to John L. E*liot, junior, 2434
Seward street; Helen Hanner, jun
ior, 2714 No. 40th street; Alta
Hirsch, junior, 3159 Myrtle avenue;
Lucille Hurlbut, senior, 1408 Jaynes
treet; Verona Jerabek, senior, 2125
Lothrcvp street; Leonard Kurtr,
junior, 1008 So. 36th avenue; Rex
Perkins .senior, 4514 No. 24 th street
and James B. Peterson, senior,
6C32 Wolloworth avenue.
Dr. Caldwell to A. U.
Atlanta, Sept. 23 (C)—Dr. Otis
W. Caldwell, professor emertfa of
education of Teachers college, Col
umbia university, New York City,
will be visiting professor of edu
cation at Atlanta university this
year, according to announcement
by President &. S. Clement.
Wins Scholarship
Earl Butler, a June graduate of
Alabama State Agricultural In
stitute, won first prize—'Four years
college scholarship from a field of
3,000 contestants in Phi Beta Sigma
National Essay CJ>ntfJt t>n the
subject, “How Can Negro Youth
Contribute to Future American
The grand prize winner is the
foungest son in a family of eight.
Recently his family has moved to
Adrian, Michigan. He enters North
Caroline State college.
The judges fn the National finals
were: Mrs. Julia We|3t, nationally
known YWCA and sicial worker;
Mrs. Ellen Commons, librian, the
Social Security board; Mr. John P.
Davis, secretary, National Negro
The essays of all state winners
will be published by the Brown
Printing and Publishing Co.,
Washington, D. C. in November.
Southern AAA Serves
Colored Farmers
Washington, Sept. 23 (C)—The
nine southern states coverel by the
Southern Division of tihe Agricul
tural Adjustment Administration,
have a colored farmer population
of 654,000, according to A. L. Hol
sey, field officer. “These farmers
are vitally concerned with the pro
grams that have been carried out
to restore agricultural prosperity,”
says Mr. Holsey. "These farmers
constitute, an important part of the
group and will continue to be de
finitely included in the program
for Agriculture and it* benefits.”
W. J. Barber Says
Lower Rates Increase
Use of Gas Heating
New, lower gas rates are res
ponsible for a rapidly increa ing
use of automatic gas eating in
Omaha, according to W. J. Barber,
assistant to the general manager,
Metropolitan Utilities District.
A large percentage of the new
homes now under construction and
those completed this fall wi'l have
the advantages of completely au
tomatic gas heating.
Besides the lower gas rates,
whicih went-into effect in January
of this year, new gas heating equip
ment is so highly efficient in opera
tion that operating costs have been
progressively reduced. These rea
sons, plus the advantages of care
free operation, greater elean'incss
and more uniform comfort, is win
ning the approval of builders, and
many who are remodeling as well
as those who have decided to con
vert existing equipment to gas.
The modern gas furnaces have
provision for humidification forced
circulation, and air filtering.
Dry, parched air, in which most
of us live durng the wnter monthR,
is believed ty physicians to b? one
of the greatest sing'e contributing
cause to the common cold, which
is said to cause an annual economic
loss running into the millions. Such
air has an irritative effect upon
the delicate membranes of the
throat, lungs and nasal passages,
which prepares them for the at
tack of the as yet undiscovered
germ causing common cold.
Adequate artificial humidity in
home heating, such as that found
in modern gas heating equipment,
wil1 eliminate in homes, at least,
the principal cause of winter ills.
In order to acquaint Omaha re
sidents with the actual cost of
automatic gais heiat, applied to
different homes, the Metropolitan
Utilities District is offering a free
gas heating service. The Utilities
District heating engineers wil*
make a complete, careful survey of
a home, prepare recommendations
as to the type of gas heating equip
ment suited to the particular re
quirement, and estimate accurately
just how much it will cost to heat
with gas. It seems that many peo
pie are under the impression that
gas heat is expensive and tha Dis
trict is taking this means of de
monstrating that homes may be
heated cheaply and efficiently with
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French Train Guns
On Arabs in Africa
Meknes, French Morocco, Sept.
22 (CNA—French troops erected
barricades around the Arab sec
tion of Meknes tihiis week in an at
tempt to prevent further demon
strations against French rule in
North Africa.
French officials said anti-French
agitation was spreading rapidly
throughout French colonies in
North and West Africa.
Twenty-five natives, sixteen
soldiers and three police were
wounded here last week when the
authorities ordered the breaking
up of an anti-French demonstration
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Mr. Morris McClain, of Des
Moines, la., visited with hia friqpds
Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Gilbert, Tues
day. Mr. McClain is completing his
vacation which carried him through
Illinois, Michigan, end other points
East. He departed Wedneede*
morning for hie heme.
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Rev. Wm. Carrington
Rev. Wm. E. Carrington of
the A. M. E. Zion church who
has been appointed assistant
professor of religious education
of the graduate scnool c(f Re
ligion of Howard University.
Ho comes to Howard fVom
Livingstone college where he
served as dean of the Theologi
cal department
..He received his A. B. degree
from Livingptone and his M. A.
and B. D. from Oberlin college.
He received the Master of Sa
cred Theology from Union The
ological seminary in New York
and has had experience in the|
ajctivo pastorate and is an or
dajned minister.
“Forget Me Not” Day
Saturday, September 25th will be
“For Get Me Not" Day in Omaha.
The day marks the 19th anniver
sary of the beginning of the Bat
tle of the Argonne in which the
Amercian Armies dealt a crushing
blow to the German forces and
forced the Armistice Agreement,
November 11, 1918.
Blue For Get Me Not Flowers
will be sold on downtown Omaha
streets, in office buildings and
in residential sections of the city,
raise funds for rehabilitation and
la son activities of Omaha Chapter
of the Disabled American Veterans
of the World War.
Street sales of the little blue
flowers next Saturday will be in
the hands of a group of more than
100 Omaha mothers with depend
ent children who have offered their
services for the work according to
an announcement made Saturday
by Charles O. Strike, Adjacent of
the Chapter. A percentage of the
receipts from the sale will be paid
to these mothers, Strike stated.
All activities in connection with
the drive will be under the direction
of members of the Omaha Chapter
of Disables Veterans. Herbert
Mollinson in charge of the street
sales and thq word of the mail di
vision is being directed from Chap
ter Headquarters, 4507 No. 40th
The drive this year will have the
support of both civic and business
leaders of the city. The headquar
ters will be maintained during the
earning week at 1806 Fa mam St.,
a building space donated by a lead
ing Omaha business firm.
Disabled Veterans of the World
War now number 782 in Omaha,
and total 3,181 in Nebraska, ac
cording to Adjacent Strike. Funds
obtained from “For Get Me Not”
sales will be used to provide ef
ficient prosecution of the claims of
veterans wl*o are elgible and are
not receiving compensation of dis
abled veterans and the widows and
children veterans, Strike announced
Georgia To Shoot
Chain Gang Fugitives
In Spite of Laws
Atlanta, Ga, Sept. 22 (CNA)—
Georgia chain gang wardens re
instated “shoot to kill” orders for
fugitives this week and asked re
storation of the whipping post for
prisoners who attempt to escape.
Votes were taken at a meeting
called by Governor E. D. Rivers to
check escapes which he said had
reached* ‘scandalous proportions”
—100 in August.
Whether whipping could be res
tored legally was a question. It was
abolished in the administration of
Thomas W. Hardwick, as gover
nor in 1928. Hardwick pointed out
then thnt it violated the Georgia
Constitution's Bill of Rights which
provides ‘neither banishment be
yond the limits of the State nor
whipping, as a punishment shall be
Rivers indicated that such a little
thing as legality will not be per
’mitted to bar resumption of the
practice. He said Attorney Gener.
al M. J. Yeomans would decide. ‘If
he. rules we can return to whipping,
I’ll cooperate with you and put it
on trial under certain restrictions,”
the Governor promised the chain
gnng officials.
Tho State opened a woodland
“Alcatraz” for chain gang prison
ers near Reidsvill, Ga, last week.
The prison, described “as near es_
cape proof as you can get it,” was
built with Federal aid.
Porters to Fight For
Rights of Maids
New York, Sept. 18—Accord
ing to A. Phillip Randolph, inter
national president of the Brother
hood of Sleeping Car Porters, a
fight will be made, by the union in
behalf of the colored maids retain
ing their employment rights in
Pullman and railroad service out
of Los Angeles and other districts.
The removal of the colored maids
from Los Angeles was ordered by
the railroad company so whit*
graduate stewardess nurses could
be placed in their stead, says Mr.
If the railroad policy of removing
Negro and Chinese maids can not
be changed, a vigorous fight will be
made to get some graduate Negro
stewardess nurses on the Pullman
and railroad trains, concluded
Randolph, the porters' leader.
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Rex Ingram Goes
Into Bankruptcy
New York, Sept. 23 (C)—Rer
Ingram, “De Lawd" of the film
version of "The Green Pastures,”
filed a voluntary plea in bankrupt
cy in U. S. District Court Thurs
day, listing his assets as $20 worth
of clothes on his person, and lia
bilities of $9,511. IngTam, who is
40, lives at 319 West 118th St. in
Harlem. Mr. Ingram said he was
unable to get theatre parts of suf
ficient dignity to continue his car.
cer as an actor. He had been of
fered plenty of roles, he said, but
they portrayed the Negro as a
comic, and he said he would rather
quit the stage than take any of
W. S.Hornsby In L. A.
Los Angeles, Sept 23 (C)—Wal
ter S. Hornsby, vice president and
general manager of the Pilgrim
Health and Life Insurance company
of Augusta, Ga., and retired pre
sident of the National Negro In
surance Association, is here at
tending the National Baptist Con.
vention. Mr. Hornsby is vice pre
sident of the Laymen’s section of
the convention.