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Win Scholarship Awards al Omaha Uni.
John Elliott and Martin
Thomas Gain Honors
John Blliot, of 2434 Seward
treed, and Martin Thomas, of 2630
Patrick avenue, have been award
ed Hobolarnhips at the University
Elliot has been awarded a junior.
w- nior ocholorship, and Thomas has
received one of the Citizenship
Both are prominent in athletic
activities at the university. Elliot
is a shot putter on the track and
field squad, and also served as team
manager during the recent football
Thomas, one of the city’s out
standing athletic figures, has re
turned to the univb.wiky after an
absence from schoool of several
years. He was tackle on the foot
ball team during the past season.
Raise $20,000 at Meet
Home, Ga.. Dec. 9 (By Page M.
Beverly for ANP)—The General
Baptist convention of Georgia met
in Thankful Baptist church here
from Tuesday through Thursday
und raised $20,000 for the work of
the convention with $3,800 of the
amount paid in at the convention.
After Dr. J. M. Nabribt declined
to accept the presidency and was
inada president emertis for life.
Rev. L. A. Pinkston of Augusta
was clashed president in a three
comevd race in which the Revs. W.
W. Weetherspoon and T. J. John
son took part. Mrs. Fluker of Val
dosta waa elected president of the
women. An adjourned sessions will
be held in Macon on January 11.
to redeem Central City college.
Every former Georgian has been
asked to send a donation for that
purpose to Dr. L. A. Pinkston Tab
em&ele Baptist church, Augusta,
before January 5.
The Omaha Council of the Na
tional Negro Congress will present
Mr. Frank Alsup of Chicago, 111.,
who is sab-regional director of the
CIO at it third bi-monthly forum
Sunday afternoon at 4:00 p. m.,
in the auditorium of tire Northside
Y. W. a A..
Mr. Afeap, who is a dynamic
speaker will bring to us the whys
and wherefores of the CIO and its
relationship to the Negro.
The labor question is a question
that we as Negroes should be vital
ly concerned about so here is your
chance to reoeivje information
from oae who has had seventeen
years experience in dealing with
the labor question.
The Omaha Council myites the
general public to attend this meet
ing Sunday afternoon at 4:00 p. m.,
December 12. Music will be fur
i Aed by a renown quartette.
FffO>nt af rimless glasses, lost at
As Omaha Guide Food Show will
pleass retarn same to Miss Susie
Whiteside, 3007 Ohio St., WE 2582
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Elks Charity Rail Is
On Monday evening, December
6, Iroquois Lodge No. 92, I. B. P.
O. E. of W., held their 81st Annual
Charity ball at their hall. 2420
Lake street. Dancing to the strains
8of Red Perkins splendid orchestra
| more than 600 persons crowded
jinto every portion of the Elks
bidding which was decorated
throughout in the Elks colors of
! royal purple and white. At 11:69
p. m., all Elks regaled in fezzs and
full dress assembled fh the center
ef the hall and with lightsdarkened
j the ceremonial of the “Eleventh
Hour” was conducted by Redrick
Brown, who is the esteemed lectur
ing knight. After the dance proper
was over, the club rooms were
thrown open to the public and
imany enjoyed the hospitality of
the Elks until the ‘‘wee small’’
hours of the morning,
i It seems as though the Elks,
under the peerless leadership of
Atty Charles F. Davis, exalted
ruler,assisted by an able group
of officers is rapidly regaining the
place it once held in the commun
ity when it was always first in
every civic movement and last in
On< Sunday December 12 at 2 p.
m., the Elks annual memorial ser
vices will be held in their hall. The
public is cordially invited to at
Memphis, Dee. 9 (ANP)—Fol
lowing a strike order called by
Thomas Watkins, business agent of
the International Longshoremen’s
Association local here, 34 Negro
longshoremen walked out of the
Mississippi Valley Barge Line
Terminal last Tuesday. The strik
ers’ places were immediately taken
by other workers.
The strike order folowed the
barge line’s rejection of the union
demand for 40 cents an hour and
an eight hour day. Watkins said
the present scale is 35 cents an
hour, with “no limit’1 on working
And 65 Robberies
Chicago, Dec. 9 (ANP)—Two
murders, three woundings and 05
robberies—with all the victims
white—were confessed Wednesday
at the Wabash avenue police sta
tion by five colored gangsters.
The murders admitted by the
criminal gang were those of Harry
Rubin, Southside poultry merchant,
slain November 13 at his store,
and Nicholas E. Miller an insur
anoe collector killed while working
on the Southside on March 30, 1936.
Chares Price and John Anderson,
both former convicts, confessed the
Rubin murder while Price said that
he alone slew Miller. Others jailed
are Roosevelt Powers, James Tay
lor. a parolee; and Roy Williams.
All are In their Middle 20's.
Newspaper Leaders Study Farm Problems
Twenty five editors and news
correspondents from various sec
tions of the country who spent last
Wedesda v and Thursday in Wash
ington in Conference with Depart
ment of Agriculture officials who
explained pending farm legislation
and gave a “short course” on farm
tenancy, resettlement of the “triple
A,” farm extension work and the
Agricultural Adjustment Adminis
tration. Secretary of Agriculture
Henry Wallace addressed the group
as did Dr. Will Alexander, Director
of Resettlement, and numerous
other Department officals. Alban
Holsey of Tuskegee Institute,
‘‘triple A‘‘ official was in charge of
Reading from left to right the
persons pictured are: first row:
M, D. Potter, Tampa Bulletin; C.
A. Franklin, Kansas City Call; C.
B. Powell, Amsterdam News; A. D.
Stedman. Chief of Information
.Bureau, AAA; Henry Wallace,
Secretary of Agriculture; II. R.
West Alabama AME
Greensboro. Ala., Dee. 9 (By
Page M. Beverly for ANP)—The
West Alabama A. M. E. conference
closed its annual session in St.
Matthews church, of which the
Rev. A. Joes is pastor, on Sunday
afternoon at which time Bishop D.
H. Sims read the appointments.
Bishop Sims had the conference
so organized as to raise all money
on the first day. The rest of the
time was spent in a church clinic
in which all questions affecting the
church were asked and answered.
Gov. Bibb Graves sent a message
to the bishop to come to Montgom
ery and meet him for a conference.
The bishop accepted and spent the
better part of the day discussing
matters pertaining to the colored
people of Alabama with the chief
Mrs. Elnora Jones of St. Joseph,
Mo., departed last week to her
home after spending a very delight
fui two weeks visiting her brother,
Mr. Tom Thompson and nieces,
Mrs. Cleota Morton and Mrs. Flora
Ellen Turner. Mrs. Jones has been
president of the Jewell Art club of
St. Joseph for 35 years.
Tolley. Adminsltrator of the AAA;
I. W. Duggin, Acting Director.
Southern Division, AAA; Dr. Kelly
Miller, Washington correspondent;
W. W. Alexander, Administrator,
Second row: James P. Davie,
Field Office. AAA; L. P. Lautier,
Correspondent; William Faulkes,
Atlanta World; Ralph Matthews.
Afro American; Thomas Young,
Norfolk Journal and Guide; 0. A.
Barnett. Associated Negro Press;
Mrs. May me 0. Brown, Louisiana
Weekly; W. C. Bluford, Louisiana
Leader; Carter Wesley, Houston
Tnfornier; Roscoe Dungee, Black
Dispatch; Albon Holsey, Publicity,
AAA; Joseph H. B. Evans. Assist
an* Administrator, FSA.
Third row: Robert Pelham, Capit
ol News Service; A. Carter, Afro
American; E. Washington Rhodes.
Philadelphia Tribune; T. M. Camp
bell, Extension Service; H. C. Hue
ston. Washington Eagle; J. B,
Pierce, Extension Service; J. E.
Mitchell, St. Louis Argus.
Fourth row: Fred R. Moore, New
Yourk Age; Ira Myers, Palmetto
Leader; H. Atkinson, AAA; C. F.
Clark. Agricutural Economist,
AAA; E. A. Miller, Assistant Di
rector Southern Division. AAA;
S. B. Bledsoe, Press Section, AAA.
Interrace Leaders in i
State Baptist Conference
LAST KITES HELD
The funeral service of Mrs. Mary
Burton. 2621 Grant street, was held
December 6, from Mt. Nebo Bap
tist church. Sermon was delivered
by the Rev. Jones, pastor. 'The
Old Rugged Cross” was sung by
the choir. Mrs. Crumbley, of the
Metropolitan Spiritual church, sang
her favorite song, “A Charge to
Keep. I Have.’’
Mrs. Burton was a loyal member
of the Deaconess board and Sun.
day school. She was also an organi
zer of the Sunshine board of Pil
grim Baptist church and Was a
member of the national Baptist
She leaves to mourn her loss,
two nephews, and five nieces. Mr.
Forrest Boyd, of Auvergne, Ark,
a nephew; and Anna Williams, of
Newport, Ark, a niece, were here
doing the illness and death of their j
aunt. Interment was in Graceland
Parle cemetery. The funeral direct
or was W. L. Myers.
STATE AGENTS IN RATD
State Liquor Agent Irwin led a
raiding squad Saturday night
which confiscated 17 gallons of al
cohol and a quantity of moonshine
whiskey at 2506 Hamilton street
and arrested Jonus Adams, on a
state liquor law violation charge.
Marshall, Texas, Dec. 9 (ANP)
—A history making Baptist Inter
Racial conference is being held at
tbe Bcthesda Baptist church here
in Marshall this week. The confer
ence is planned with a view to es
tablishing new cooperative rela
tionships between Baptist leaders,
white and colored, in this section,
through a study of the mutual reli
gious problems, and is conducted
by a bi.racial committee represent
ing the Baptist General Convention
of Texas (white), the Texas and
Louisiana Baptist District associa
tion, Bishop college and the Col
lege of Marshall (white).
The attendance of white Baptists
is being sponsored by the white
leaders and Dr. Chas. T. Alexander
(white), Dallas, representing the
Bnptist General convention of
Among the white speakers to ad.
dress the conference are: Dr. Chas.
T. Alexander, general director; Dr.
F. S. Grone, president of the Col
lege of Mashall; Dr. Harlan J.
Mathews, pastor of the First Bap
tist church, Marshall; Dr. John
Wharton, pastor. First Baptist
church, Longview and many others.
Other addresses will be given by
President J. J. Rhoads of Bishop
college, Marshall; Rev. J. R. Ret
lodge, Rev. S. H. Howard, and
ether leaders of the Baptists in this
Commercial Club and
Legion Open Campaign
Omaha Student Wins
ity J. W 8STBROOK McPHBRSON
Miss Ruth Redd, charming and
talented student of the Municipal
University of Omaha, was acclaim
ed a succosa of the first order by
critics in and about the department
of dramatics and fine arts of the
university in her portrayal of one
of theprindpal characters of "The
Song of the Moorland,’’ presented
in the university auditorium
Thursday, December 2.
In playing the role of the "Old
Indy of the Moorland.'’ Miss Redd
piojeoted herself into the depths
of grief stricken despond*, ncy
where she presented the most
masterful rendition of mood ev r
dramatised in the department, ac
cording to seasoned critics. In her
mingled grief over the loss of her
"son to the will o’ the wiBp’’ and
the constant fear of the return of
the "wisp’’ to take her away, she
I warded for her tears, her mastery
of the facial and hand gestures and
her superb vocal inflection, by a
salty of irrepressible sobbing of a
weepng audieince, pitched into the
| tekest d espair of abject sympathy
and unable to hold back emotions
swollen beyond the capacity for
Miss Redd is the first colored
student to have played a major
role in the dramatics department of
the university, and is to be held
in high esteem for the degree of
versatility that must have been re
quired to transform her well loved,
viyacious and sunny disposition in
to a personality so unlike her.
Col. Julian Is Hack
In New York Aerain
New York, Dec. 9 (ANP)—Col.
Hubert Fauntleroy Julian, who for
many years now, has managed to
keep in the headlines, showed up
in New York Tuesday wearing a
monocle and perfectly groomed
morning clothes and identifying
himself as “equerry” to Princess
Alemani Ali of Egypt, 21, heiress
to an $800,000 estate.
Cot Julian, known far and wide
as the Harlem Black Eagle and
once commander of Emperor Haile
Selassies Royal Air Force of one
plane, came from England with the
petite and beautiful princess
aboard the Queen Mary. Together
they brought back the body of hex
father, Prince Hadji Ali, who died
The well known flyer has been
the constant companion of Prin
cess Alemani. As they set foot
again on U. S. soil, Colonel Julian
seemd as mournful and gloomy as
the princess herself.
Elks Elect Officers
The Iriquoise lodge of Negro
lOlks No. 92 Wednesday night re
elected Charles F. Davis, attorney,
as exalted ruler. Other new offi
cers: Roy White, esteemed leading
knight; Redrick Brown, esteemed
lecture knight; R. D. Moss, es
teemed loyal knight; C. B. Mayo,
treasurer; Eh*. Price Terrell, secre
tary; H. J. Johnson, tyler; A- D.
Smith, esquire; Philip Barge, inner
guard; Dr. D. W. Gooden, examin
ing physician; Ray L. Williams,
legal advisor; Paul S. Holliday,
chairman of trustees.
C . - .
The Negro Commercial club,
meeting jointly with the American
Legion, HooseveKt Na. M,
launched a campaign daring its
regular meeting Thursday evsniag
inthe auditorium of the Urban Lea.
gue Community Center, ta carry
on a relentless drive for the place
ment of Negro school teachers in
the eity school system.
With facts disclosed during the
second forum of the Omaha Coun
cil of the National Negro Congress
solving as a catalytic agent, Mr.
Paul Holliday opened the discus
slon that led to the appointing of
an education committee composed
of Messrs. Paul Holliday, O. J.
Coleman, Edward Turner, jr„
Wesbgook McPherson and A tty. S.
C~ Hanger, Whose duties It shall
be to compile necessary informa
tion ly which the proper proced
ure of approach may be formulat
ed, report the same to the execu
tive committee who in turn will
inform the body as to their find
ings Thursday evening, December
16 at 8 p. m.
A second committee was appoint
ed and is to function as a contact;
Committee. Those appointed were
Senator John Adams, jr., Atty. W.
L. Bryant, with the committee be
ing left open for further appoint
The meeting was presided over
by S. Edward Gilbert, secretary of
the club in the absence of the pre
sident. Dr. G. B. Lennox.
Urban League Sets
New York, Dec. 9 (ANP)—’The
Sixth Vocational Opportsnity Cam
paign to be conducted by the Na
tional Urban League will be held
during the week of March 20. Tha
dates have been moved up thia year
from the middle of April to the
month of March so there will be
no conflict with other activities.
This announcement will be of inter
est to schools and colleges and
community groups which porticip
ted in the last observance; and be
cause of the widespread concern in
the economic and vocational pro
blems of Negroes, it will doubtless
be welcome information to many
Thousands of persons in schools
and colleges and many thousand
more are at work, and who took
active part in the campaign in the
spring of this year have been very
emphatic in their demands that a
similar effort be sponsored in 1938.
T. Arnold Hill, director of the Lea
gue’s Department of Industrial
Relations, in charge of the forth
Oppose Antilvnch Bill
Atlanta, Dec. 9 (ANP)—The
Georgia House of Representatives
last week unanimously adopted a
reslution declaring that strikes,
rioting and similar disturbances tat
the industrial centers of the North
and East cause more loss of life
“than all the lynching* In the
The bochure also charged that
the Anti Lynching bill, «ow pend
ing in the U. S. Senate, "is man!
festly unfair and unjust and would
work an oppressive burden upea
the entire South.” The resolutlom
was sent to the Georgia Senate ter
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