The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, December 11, 1937, Image 1
Texas Baptists Hold Inter-race Meet at Marshall • “ Largest”] |-\ i P Cents 1 Negro H M Per Paper.in 1^ d| ' Nebraska j | w lopy * l “-' /JUSTICE/ EQUALITY [ HEW TO THtUNE\ Entered as Second Class Matterat Postnffice, Omaha. Nebraska- OMAHA, NEBRASKA SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1937 VOL. XI, HO. SI 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 of Omaha. Elliot has been awarded a junior. w- nior ocholorship, and Thomas has received one of the Citizenship swards, 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 venae*. 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. —__0 (ieosrjrian Baptists 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. Announce Forum 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. — -o REWARD 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 - sail WB 1517. Cah Reward. No AawrtAmp asked. Elks Charity Rail Is Successful Affair 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 none. 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 tend. Longshoremen Strike 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 hours. Confess Murders 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. r 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 arrangements. 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 Conference Meets 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 executive. --- 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, FSA. 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, 1 I 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. (ANP Photo) Interrace Leaders in i State Baptist Conference I 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 Missionary society. 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 Texas. 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 section. Commercial Club and Legion Open Campaign Omaha Student Wins Dramatic Honors ity J. W 8STBROOK McPHBRSON iprdal Correspondent 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 further rentention. 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. -o 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 November 6. 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 ment. 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 Campaign Dates 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 others. 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 coming campaign. __rt 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 South. * 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 approval.