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Entered as Second Class Matterat P os toffies, Omaha, Nebraska- OMAHA, NEBRASKA SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1937 • _ VOL. a I, NO. 85
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Negro Congress on National Broadcast
N C Network and Columbia System
To Carry Addresses of Philadelphia
Congress Sunday, October 17th
The National Negro Congress
announces a nation wide broadcast
of addresses and experiences by
white and Negro delegates repre
senting varying stations in Ameri
can life from leading authorities to
lowly share croppers and factory
The broadcast will occur on Sun
day afternoon, October 17th, during
the mammouth conclave at Phila
delphia. where more than two thou
^and delegates will gather in order
to comsider problems of the Negro,
and lay down a program of action
for d*e ensuing year.
Th* broadcast will be in two
parts, one over the NBC network,
at 1:80 to Z:00 p. m. Eastern Stand
ard Time (12:30 to 1:00) Central
Time: (11:00 to 12:00) Pacific
Tim* The other over the Columbia
Syst a», from 2.00 to 2:30 Eastern
Sla*d»rd Time (1:00 to 1:30 Cen
tra 'Stme; 12:00 to 12:30 Pacific
U**eetive Sargeant Harry Bu
f.'rd* iorei- lietenant of police, was
cl -ntofced to the rank of patrolman
bv Pak* Chief Pszanowski, Thurs
ua>, October 12th, on a charge of
“Gross Neglect of Duty.” Buford
baa been a member of the police
for««e since 1912.
Mm Minnie S. Singleton, editor1
of the Macon Telegraph after
touring the south, west and several
large cities otn the coast, gather
news and new ideas for her paper
stopped in Omaha to visit with Mr.
and Mrs. Arthur of her hometown.
Whle here Mrs. Singleton visited
the Omaha Guide and was quite
impressed by the up and doing
program of the Guide. Mrs. Single
ton plans to carry out similar ideas
of the Guide.
With Mrs. Singleton were, Miss
G. B. Singleton, Mrs. J. G. Kyles,
Miss I. B. Morris, Miss Lamar, all
of Ma*on, Ga.
The Friendly 16 Club
The Friendly 16 club was enter
tained by Mr. J. Comer at 2702
Miami street, Monday at 8:00 p. m.
Mr. L. Gray and Mr. Peur won high
Mas. Myrtle Stringer was enter
ta intertwined at at a birthday par
t.y, Snnday evening, October 10th.
Many beautiful presents were re
ceved. Cards and dancing were the
main diversions of the evening. A
vry pin table luncheon was served.
Idoyd Hunter and his 13 piece
band are making quite a hit in
downtown Omaha at the Music
SIX BOYS WITH BICYCLES
TO SERVE YOU
Notiaa to Subscribers:
If yon do not get your paper at
least in the Saturday morning mail,
call tho office, WEbester 1617, and
we will send you a paper at once.
Mr. G. C- Galloway, Manager
Over the NBC network, Lieuten
ant Governor Thomas A. Kennedy,
of Pennsylvania, will deliver an
address to bo folnwed by a second
address by A. Philip Randolph,
president of the National Negro :
Congress. Immediately after this |
broadcast, a symposium will be
conducted by Mrs. Crystal Bird
I'auset, over the Columbia chain, in
v hich various spokesmen of the
Negro people, including persons
from varying walks of life, will
give their views on the present and
future prospects of the Negro poo
Noted Leaders to be Heard
This great Congress, which is to
be held in the spacious and beauti
ful Metropolitan Opera House in
Philadelphia, will offer one of the
largest varieties of Negro and
white leaders ever to take the pu
blic platorm to consider Negro pro
Prominent among these arc: A
Philip Randolph, presiden of the
National Negro Congress; John P.
Davis, national secretary; Walter
White, Philip Murray, noted labor
leader; President F. D. Patterson,
of Tuskegee Institute; Charles
Wesley Burton, Chicago; W. H.
Jemagin, Marshall Shepard, Hob
son Reynods, Mrs. Crystal Bird
Fauset, Dr. Abert Forsythe), Atlan
tic; Thyra Edwards, T. J. Houston,
Richard Wright, Max Yergan, May
or S. Davis Wilson of Philadelphia,
Lieutenant Governor Thomas A.
Kennedy, of Pennsylvania, and
Among the prominent Philadel
phians serving as discussion lead
ers will be Harry J. Greene, presi
dent of the local N AACP, .Raymond
Pace Alexander, prominent attor
ney, E- Washington Rhodes, leading
journalist, Wayne L. Hopkins, ex
ecutive secretary Armstrong asso
ciation, and Mrs. Mary Grossman,
National vice president, American
Federation of Teachers.
(ivilization Harrises On in Europe
Berlin.—With war becoming more and more imminent in Europe, Germany hastens to protect her youth
from the most horrible of modern weapons—gas. As pictured here, officials oversee the distribution of gas
masks, making sure they fit properly before the youngsters are allowed to take them home at 2ft marks
(about $1) the copy.
Opens North Side
An Automobile License Examin
ing Station opened Monday in the
Uurban League Community Cen
ter Building, 2213 Lake street.
This announcement was made by
Mr. C. B. Bavey, Chief Examiner
for Douglas County Automobile.
Licensing Examing group.
Two prominent Northside men
will be in charge of this station.
They are Mr. M. L. Harris and
Atty. Charles F. Davis. This sta
tion will be opened daily from 8:30
to 4:30 p. m- It is aperated accord
ing to the new state laws. Every
driver, whether he had drivers li
cense before must take the vision J
test, before December 1st: and in
cases of persons who never had
drivers license before, likewise
must take the drivers test. These ;
examiners will be on duty daily,
except Saturday, from 8:30 to 4:30. 1
Saturdays, 8:30 to 1 p. m.
Negro Delegates For First Time
Make A. F. of L. Committee
At the session of the, 57 annual
convention of the American Feder
ation of Labor, which just adjourn
ed in Denver, Colorado, the state
which has long been the bloody bat
tlefield of labor, information was
received that A. Philip Randolph,
International President and M. P.
Webster, first International Vice
President of the Brotherhood of
Sleeping Car porters, were placed
on the Organization and Shorter
Work Day Committees, respectively
This is the first time that Negro
delegates (it has been said by some
of the old timers) were ever ap
pointed to a committee in a conven
tion of the American Federation of
The Brotherhood, which last Au_
gust of this year, signed its first
Wage Agreement for the Pullman
Porters, attendants and Maids with
the Pullman Company, securing for
these workers an increase in pay
of one million two hundred and
fifty thousand dollars with some
half million increase in working
conditions, joined the A. F. of L.
in 1929. It then received Federal
Charters, and in 1934 the Brother,
hood received an International
Charter from the Federation, be
coming the first and only recogniz
ed Negro International Union in
Being a part of the committee
structure of the American Federa
tion of Labor enables the. Brother
hood delegates to fight for the
protection and advancement of the
rights of Negro workers within the
Committees, as well as on the
floor of the convention, stated the.
Porters’ chief—Mr. Randolph.
While in Denver, the porters’
leaders, Mr. Randolph and Mr.
Webster, are being given a big re
eeption by the Denver Division and
Womens’ Economic® Council, the
Ladies Auxiliary of the Brother
To Meet in Omaha
/Representatives of all organized
and unorganized g-roups of dining
ear workers are to meet in Omaha
on October 25th, 26th, 27th and
28th to initiate a national program,
coordinating the activities of all
Dining Car Unions.
The conference will be held in
the Masonic Temple, 26th and
Blondo streets. Many attractive
features are being planned. There
will be a mass meeting at Zion
Baptist church, October 26th at
8:00 p. m. Mr. A. Philip Randolph,
president of the Brotherhood of
Sleeping Car Porters will be the
principal speaker and the public is
cordially invited to attend
The purpose of this joint confer,
ence of dining car workers will be
fully explained by President Ran
do'lph and many other facts will be,
of great importance to the pro
gress of black workers of America.
Hilllside To Give
At 3:30 p. m. on Sunday, Oct.
17th, the Hillside Presbyterian
church will present Miss Ethel
Nelson, soprano, Mrs. W. C. Sla.
baugh, contralto, Richard Miller,
tenor, and Mr. Geo. Boetel, basso,
in a Harvest recital. These artists
are regular paid singer of the Dun.
dee Presbyterian church, 49th and
Underwood. Mrs. C. W. McCandles
will be the accompanist.
Mrs. Alexander Robert Stewart
of Tuskegee, Ala., announces the
marriage of her daughter, Marjorie
Alexander to Mr. Milton K. Curry,
jr., on Thursday evening, October
21st at 6 o’clock in the Chapel at
Tuskegee Institute. Miss Marjorie
is the daughter of the late Dr.
Alexander Stewart, of Tuskegee,
Ala, who was for several years a
member of the faculty of Tuskegee
Institute. Mr. Curry s the Oldest
son of Rev. M. K. Curry, pastor of
Zion Baptist church.
Dining Car Waiters
To Give Big Ball
On October 27th a grand ball will
be given at the Dreamland, gpon
sored by the Protective. Order of
Dining Car Waiters, Local No.
465 and we expect the general pu
blic to join with us in making this
an exceptionally pleasant evening
for our distinguished guests.
Hugo Black ended his speech last
week by saying that the issue con
ceming him was closed. Wonder if
he really believes that? —E. L. B.,
Buffalo Fish, French fried pota
toes and tomatoes. Jeff’s. 1818 No.
Pill Is Second on List Mentioned
In Call for Special Congress: Act
May Profit by Blask Cntrr/ersy
New York, Oct. 14—The federal
anti lynching bill, which in the
closing days of the last Congress
in August was put on the Senate
calendar as the second item of
business in for the ne:j> session,
will come up in the apt • '1 session
of Congress which may ailed
about the middle of Novt~
was learned here this week.
In his conference with the press
sit Hyde Park on October 6th, im
mediately upon his return from his
v ' stem trip, President Roosevelt
indicated that a special session pro
l a lily would be called November 9th
or November 16th.
Among the items which the re
porters gathered from the inter
view would surely be taken up are
cop control, wages and hours, an
ti lynching, judiciary reform, and
the reorganization of bureaus of
On the Senate calendar, the anti
lynching bill is definitely set down
for the second item of business the
first being an agriculture bill. Ob
servers in Washington agree that
the anti lynching bill may bring up
a filibuster in the Senate by south
ern democrats, but practically ev
eryone, including leading southern
senators like Pat Ilnrrison of Miss., !
concedes that the anti lynching bill
is practically certain to pass, fili
buster or no filibuster.
Certain Washington observers
also believe that the. chances of
passage of the anti lynching bill
have been made much brighter by
the episode of Justice Hugo L.
Black with its revelation of his
membership in the Ku Klux Klan.
They feel that the anti lynching
bill will receive some left handed
assistance from the revelation be
cause administration voters will be
forced to take some definite action
to reassure the large bloc of Ne
gro voters in northern states which
were thrown into confusion and
dismay by the revelation that the
new supreme court justice is a
former member of the Klan.
Although even southern senators
Concert and Dance Orchestra
Announces New Engagements
Judging by the long list of en
gagements already booked, the
Omaha Civic O^-chestra and the
Colored Concert and Dance Orches.
tra under the direct supervision of
Wiliam Meyeis, State Director of
the Federal Music Project, are in
for a busy week beginning Monday,
Some of the high points in last
week's activities include music pro.
vided by the WPA Civic Orchestra
for a banquet held October 6th at
the Fontenelle hotel for members
of the Federation of Women’s Clubs
The colored orchestra returned
October 9th from a three days’ en.
gagement at Pawnee City, where it
played daily to large audiences as.
sembled in Harvest Festival cele
The music appreciation concerts
for school children held daily in the
public and parochial schools last
[ year were resumed last Friday.
The idea of conducting Music Ap
preciation concerts in the schools
[originated with Mr. Meyers, and
i gained immediate and hearty en
dorsement of the Regional Director
Guy Maier, who not only is a musi.
cian of note, but an experienced
and succsseful educator. When
those concerts were offered to the
schools of Omaha, the response was
instantaneous. That the idea was a
good one is evinced by the avalan.
che of letters of appreciation from
teachers and pupils at the close of
last year’s concerts, which descend,
ed upon the conductor and commen.
ator of the orchestra, Dante Pic
ciotti, who by the simplicity of his
language, the lucidity of his explan
ntions, and the beautiful playing of
the orchestra under his baton had
endeared himself to the children.
Engagments for the week are as
Sunday, October 17th, German
Home, 4206 So. 13th St., 5 to 6 p.
m.; Tuesday, October 19th, Vinton
School, 11 to 12 Noon; Rosewater
School, 1 to 2 p. m.; Wednesday,
October 20th, Central School, 1 to
2 p. m.; Jackson School, 2:30 to
3:15 p. m.; Friday, October 22nd,
Highland School, 11:15 to 12:00
Noon; Bown Park School, 1 to 2 p.
^m.; Madison School, 2:30 to 3:15
and congressmen in Georgia, Miss
issippi, Louisiana, ami Tennessee
that the anti lynching bill is sure
to pass in the next session, the
NAAOP, which is leading the cam
paign for its passage, issued a
warning today to all supporters ui
the bill not' o relax their efforts
. ntil the bill is actually passed.
The NAACP points out that a fili
buster is distasteful to most sena
tors and they will do anything to
avoid it aid also will give in
quickly unless the pressure from
the voters at home is kept up until
the bill is passed.
Even southern daily papers in
Mississippi have given up the
ghost, following the pronouncement
of Senator Harrison, and are admit
ting reluctantly that the bill will
The NAACP again urge* voters
in their home town to visit their
senators while the latter are at
home and inform (hem personally
that tho anti lynching bill must be
passed ^nd a filibuster resisted te
“Folks Back Home”
Cape Town, South Africa, Oct.
14 (C)—Bishop R. R. Wright, jr.f
who is presiding over the fifteenth
Episcopnl district of the AME
curch, has the largest district in
the church, covering 1,875,000
square miles. It is 3,500 miles from
Cape Town of Nayassa on the north
and nearly 2,000 miles from Wal
'is Bay on the Atlantic to Inham.
bane on the Indian ocean, and there
are four European languages spo.
ken—English, Dutch, German and
Portuguese, a score of native lan.
guages, and four different govern,
In a mssage to his diocese in the
current South African Christian
Recorder, the Bishop remembers
the folks back home when he says:
“As I write this to you, niy children
I am reminded that I am over 10,.
000 miles away from my home my
father and brothers and sisters
and my own chidren. But I have
God here in Africa with me, and
nothing else matters much. God ha#
given you to me, and your love and
your help, and I am supremely
happy. Then let us join together in
prayer for more of His love to us,
and let us share that love with one
“I am convinced that God has
great things in store for us— for
the African Methodist church in
Africa, for the African people, for
all people who trust Him-”
Mrs. Jennie Vee Richards Craw
ford formerly of Omaha, but now
of Abington, Pa., has been the
house guest of Mrs. Florence Trip
lett at the home of Rev. and Mrs.
Crowder, since September 12th,
returned to her home, Thursday
October 14th. While in the city she
was the recipient of many social
courtesies given by her friends.
Mrs. Crawford formerly was a
member of Pleasant Green Baptist
church and very active in the Sun
day school and BYPU. Monday she
was a visitor at the Omaha Guide
plant and expressed surprise *©
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