The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, September 25, 1937, Image 1
More than 1£ times larger ■ I Circulation CENTS | Than Any Col we d DP D j News, after Ever 1 Published In COPY - /JUSTICE/EQUALITY HEW TO.THE LINEV ^ __ . - - ^ . 1| * 1 Entered as Second Class Matter »t Postnffire, Omaha, Nebraska- OMAHA, NEBRASKA SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1937 VQiL. XI, NO. 22 .■■■ .. '■■■" '■ 1 ■ » ■■ l"" . ' ' ..~ “ ’ "" ' ' " .. .. " ' ■ " WARDENS ORDERED ‘ TO SHOOT TO KILL’ 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. -o 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. -o "“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 fession.’ 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 •eourt. -o 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. -o SIX BOYS WITH BI0YCUB8 TO SERVE YOU 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 I DANCEIU-WRITER - ---■ - -1 -1 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 Congress. 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. -■■■ o 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 PROGRAM •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 Saturday. 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 Life?” 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 Congress. The essays of all state winners will be published by the Brown Printing and Publishing Co., Washington, D. C. in November. -e 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 (Continued on Page 3) 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 — ■■ o 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. — — -———. -- ■ I RECEIVES APPOINTMENT I 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 St. 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 nllowed. 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. --o 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. Randolph. 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. — ■ ^ 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 these. -o 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.