The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, January 08, 1938, Image 1
N.A.A. C. ?. Continues Anti-Lynch Bill Campaignl ' IT t”c^ Paper in H per I Nebraska f ___ 1^/ W Copy 1 ^JUSTICE/EQUALITY HEW TOTHcUNE^ Entered as Second CUa. Na«erjt PoafffiCe. Omaha. Nebraska- OMAHA, NEBRASKA SATURDAY, JANUARY 8, 1938 VOI XT NJ “ Father Flanagan’s Boys in Concert with Prof. Germani WOMAN LAWYER DIES VIOLBTTE N. A. JOHNSON Violette N- Anderson Johnson, widely known woman attorney of Chicago, who dt*d last Tuesday. Mn Johnson, active in civic, poli tical and social circles, was Su preme Basileus of the Zeta Phi Beta sorority, and was busily plan ning to attend the annual boul' of that organization in Houston when she was stricken. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Albert .John son (ANP) Presents Music Pupils In Public Recital *Y RKV. .1. S. \Y II LIAMS Mr*. Flora Pinkston Mit*hell, presented her advanced pupils in piano recital Sunday afternoon at tlw Hillside Presbyterian church, and Ohio streets. The pro gram was inspiring from begin ning to end. The program opened with Slyvesb r Stroud, Florence James and Alice Coleman playing a irion, “The Rustic Dance,” by Rioaeke. Archit Mae Young, young and promising, played ‘Fur Elise” by Beethoven, “Song of the Wind” by Barnes and “Country Gardens” by Grainger. Slyvester Stroud, a youth of much musical feeling and intensity, proved himself a true dioosple of Mrs. Pinkston in Chopins ' Potooaise in A Major." Bertha Yomag, eldest daughter of Archie B. Young, was the main attraction «f the evening. Bertha has all the characteristics of a true musician. Besides knowing her keyboard, she is a sensitive and sympathetic pianist, although not lacking in dramatic emotion. Her ‘‘Scenes from Imaginary Ballet, 1 2 3’’ by Golerridge Taylor and “Morning ’ taken from Dett’s “Charastic Suite" were a credit to the race. Miss Irene Harrow is also worthy •f Mentioning. Her poem “Honey’ by Dunbar was played with mu skal understanding and was one of ii»» highlights of the evening. Ap pearing with these talented pian. were Miss Marguerite Cadi* and Mtv Carlotte Crawford Miss Cade sang ‘Rose in the Bud" by Forster, "Wiere You There," “Go Down Maaes ’’ “Deep River' and “De HAi»d Man Stood on De Road” by Mapioigh. Mi's. Crawford read the portM “Honey" by Dunbar. Much ur«NlH is due Mrs. Pinkston for d*p oontribution she is making to thp Musical culture of the people of As a piano faacher among OMpdka ‘12 thousand" she has no prior, -o Owems, world famed athlete ifcuior Sunday evening at tie T*«r 2«14 No. 24th street -- - Jl Norway Refuses Selassie’s Appeal Oslo. Norway, Jan. 6 (ANP) King Haakon on last Wedne dav address d a personal letter to ■ x iled Ethiopian Emperor Haile S 1 ass, in response to the fo m r monarch's app al to the heads of states that are s'gnaton s to the Convention. King Haakon s mess age: My Go'ernm nt r: fuses tli"* invitation of the Netherlands to approach Great Britain and France in regard to the re cognition of the Italian con quest of Eth'op'a-" It was also iep>rter .hat ne:th r 1h Swedish government nor King Chr'stian of Denmark had as yet r plied to Selassie's appeal. It wrs idcvstood that Danish Premi r Theodor i Satining would consult the other Oslo powers before tak. !ng action. Guidetes Have Big Holiday Party Thursday evening from 6 until 10:00 p. m.. the auditorium of the Omaha Guide was a spot of radi. mt sunshine as 300 Guidites gav* vent to the holiday spirit, singing, <1 caking and daughter reigned su pi e rne With Mr. J- Westbrook McPher <>n serving as the mast r of ;eie. monies, the program was opened at 7.30, the highlight of which was i wonderful address on lb signi ficance of Christmas by Rev. D. H. Harris of Mommouth, 111., after which Unde Gil, the originator of Mho Guidite Club, was introduced, garbed in a Santa Claus suit, Uncle Gil took his bow. Following i ncle Gil’s entrance, pictures were taken and candy, toys, fruit, clo thing and food stuff was distribut ed to all present. I nch Gil is in high praise for the wonderful assistance given in making the first annual Christmas tree a success, of Mrs. M. D. Gil bert, Mr. J. Wrstbrook McPhcson, Mr. Homer Lee, Mrs. Edna Mitchell Mrs. Mildred Martin, Mrs. Elma Porter and many others whose l amt « I do not have at this writ ing. A benefit concert, featuring th » internationally known organist, Fernando German1, and the A’Ca pella choir from Father Flanagan’s Boys' Home, will be presented at Technical high school on the even ing of January 14. It is sponsored by Wiliam Schmoller, sr. for the purpose of aiding in rehuildng th“ barn which was destroy d by fire recently at the Home. German1, rn excit'ng n w virtuoso today is virtually the State orgen 'st of Italy, being called upon to play at important functions of the Tint rial Court and at the Vatican. Although not yet 30 years of age, hi:- recitals in th> mus e capitals of Europe attract enormous aduiences and music critics abroad and in America are enthusiastic about his work. At the personal r. quest of Olympic Star Guest Of Fraternity Here J.sse Owens. Olympic spr ni champion and world's record hold ( i- along with his Olympians werj royally entertained by members of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity of which Mr. Owe ns is a member, at th home of Mr. Bernard Squires, 2018 No. 28th street. Sunday night. The former Ohio State flash is managing the Olympians hasfc t ball team, claimant of the Negro A. A. U. Cage Crown. They have been touring the middlewcst. The Olympians include T‘d Belcher, Cleo Johnson, both of whom made nccords at Western Reserve; Roscoe Cumberland and A1 Williams, formerly of ToY.do; Sammy Boswell. Choker Grant, P. tro Boyd, Ernest Seats and the speed demon himself. CORTEZ W. PETERS “Cortea W. Peters, World’s No. 2 Professional Champion Typist, pictured above wrth a handsome silver trophy presented him by President W. J. Hal-, of A- and I. college, Nashville Tenn., for out. standing achievement in the field of professional typing. The presen tation was made on the occasion of accent Silver Anniversary of the school which was attended by notables from throughout all parts of the country." (ANP) . Mussolini, he played at the wed d i g of Edda Mussolini to Count Ciano. Supporting this famous organist in concert will be the A’capella Power Ompany Has Gain In 1937 Business Th“ Nebraska Power Company, during 1937, continued to carry f rward its function of supplying new and old customers with elect ric service and. at the same time, carried out a constmction program which had as its aim better strivec for th’o people of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa, J. E .Davidson, president, said today in a year end statement. ‘The generating plant of the Company produe:d, in 1937 415, 000.000 kilowatt hours of electric ty an increase, of 5,000,000 kwh over 1936 production figures.’’ said Mr. Davidson. ’“This incirase in genev at ion of electricity meant addition al service and benefit to the cus turners of the Company. I he. y’.ar just ended witnessed much construction work of a per manent nature, including farm lines, overhead and underground systems and additions and improve ments to the generating station, to provide for the needs of custom ( is. Over $1,400,000 was spent for this work during 1937 and a like j amount has been budgeted for con struciiion work during 1938. The principal work to b done in 1938 will be the construction of the new South Omaha steam and electric 1 g nerating plant which will bo I completed during the year. This project is now furnishing employ ment for as many as 165 men. ‘ The year 1937 saw electricity hrough* to many farms in the Nebraska Power Company teiTi toiy. At the close of the year, approximately 25 per cent of all farms in the company’s territory had availed tbemservis of the ad vantages of electric service, com pared with an average of 10 per emt for the state, of Nebraska as a whole. Nebraska Power Company is preparod to supply electric ser vice to ail those farmers who de sire it, within its economic service area.” According to Mr. Davidson, a marked advancement in 1937 was shown in the sale of electrical ap pliances. The records show that the total sum spent by customers of Nebraska Power Company in 1937 with dealers and in electric shops was $3,595,000 as compared with $3,281,000 in 1936, and increase of almost 10 per cent. The year 1937 also brought more residential customers to the Com pany, bringing the present total number of residential customers to 71.300—the largest in the history of the company—as compared with 70,800 in 1936. choir from Father Flunagan’s Boys Home. It is the only choir of its kind west of Chicago and in the numerous conmrts it has g ven. has won the acclaim of the most searehingmusic critics of the m'd west. The choir is Comp >s(d of 53 boys i ranging in age from 8 to 19 years. Fourteen states are r piesented in its membership and there are 15 different nationalities. It is under direction of Edward Paul, B. A. j in Music from Augustana college, : Sioux Falls. S. D. Mr. Paul was | formerly on the Music Board of Augustana college. Tickets for the concert are on sale at Schmollcr and Mueller Piano Co., 1514 Dodge; Beaton’s Drug Store, 15th and Farnam; iand Unit Dockal Drug Store. 17th 'and Farnam. Maryland Governor Would Equalize Teachers’ Salaries I Haltimore, Md., Jan. 6 —Governor Harry W. Nice.* on December 28 ■ itnnuonced that he would initiate ] the necessary steps to equalize the salary's paid to white and Negro ; teachers in the state. This will , mean an increase of $186,000 in the i annual salaries of Ni (fro teachers throughout the state. Governor Nice stated that a number of distinguished lawyers in Maryland had informed him that the law now on the statute books providing one saary scale for white teachers and a much lower salary scale for Negro teachers wp “ totally unconstitutional.” At the present time Maryland works its discrimination through a state law which puts salaries for white teachers on a yearly basis The minimum salary for a white teacher in elementary schools is $600 per year, but for a Nrgro teacher $40 per month In an eight month school term the Negro ele mentary teacer receives $280 less than the white elementary teacher. A white high school teacher re ceives a minimum salary of $1,150 p:r year, while a Negro high school teachers receives $80 per month, which makes a differential of $510 against the Negro high school teacher in an eight month term. N.A. A- C. 1*. Attacks Law The law and the salary scales have been attack by lawyers of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People acting for teachers in Montgomery county and Calvert county, Mary land. The NAACP legal staff con tends that statute setting up sep arate salary scales for public school teachers based solely on race violates the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States (Continued on Page 3) Appointed To Fill Vacancy Caused By l Death of Sgt. Rose IODGE M E'* BURS HONORED Mr. und Mm. Horae > Henney tib rtainfd at a turkey dinner Srturday January 1, hono ing the 7, hr Ti-m.pl A K. O. No. 62 of the Mys '<■ Sh iners end Z ih-i (';«n<t No. 72 rf the Daughters of ( Isis. Covets wt'r * laid for the following people; Mr. S lnmons. lorv. Harris, Mr. Murray, Mr. Trimble, Mr. and Mrs. Carter, Mr. : and Mrs. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. | Turner, Mrs. Jenkins. Mr. and Mrs. j Givens, Mr. and Mrs. N. Horton. Mr. Ervin. Mrs. J. T- Scott. Mr. p.nd Mrs. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. ! Stewart Mr. und Mrs. Pett'is, Mr. and Mrs. Wakefield, Mr. Richard Tavlor, Mr. Hayden and Mr. Webster. Dr. Hu't n. Dr. Gooden, At'y. Chares F. Davis and Mrs. Houston were honor guests. Th's was a very dabornte affair a>'<| veryone j enjoyed themselves imm i s ly. O'JTS EXPENSES REV W. P. PIPKIN General Publishing Agent of the C. M. E. Publishing House, 109 Shannon street. Jackson, Tenn., since 1934, who is standing for re election in 1938 on his record of impi'oving the publishing plant, cvttrng overhead expenses and raising the general tone of tha church literature. Born in Mississ ippi Rev. Pipkin was educated at M. I. college in Holly Springs, and Lane college in Jackson, Tenn. He servtd for 17 years as presiding elder of the Oklahoma City District of his church (C) The Thrifty 12 Art club mi t at the home of Mi's. Viola Oliver, 3029 W street. After the routine of business our hostess served a very nice lunch, which everyone expressed thvmseiveis as having | enjoyed more than they could *ve.r I tell. We will tell you later about the prizes that are being offered to each one. which was suggested by our president, Mrs. 0. T. Whitlaw. Santa Claus was so nice to each one, it geeaned quite a task to fiti 1 ish naming our gifts. We were happy to have Mrs. L. Arnold of 2876 Binney to visit our club. A nice time was had by all. M. Robinson, Reporter C. C. Dudley, a member of the Crnahu Police force for 19 years, was appoint'd Det ctive Sergeant by Police Conunseon.r ”*charh W Jepscn January 1st to fill the vacancy caus d by the death of Sgt. Ros". He was assigned to the lay shift with Sgt. Birch Sergeant Dudley r sides at 2902 No. 25th street wiih hia w:ft*. Magnolia :nd the r two *>* Clara, age iO and C“ age .. He is a member of c i AMK church, u m mber .icia! of the NAACP and F aster of Masonic Lodge No. 1 A. I*1, and A. M., Past III. Commarder in Chief of Consistory No. 27 32’ Degree Scott'ah Rite, Past 111, Recorder of Shrine Temple No. 52 and Present, "P ght Woes! '»,f LGrand Lecturer, for the state of Nebraska. Detective Dudley s many friends and acquaintances join hands with the Guide in congratulating him on his promotion and wish him sue ccss in his new position. Drive Mobilized For Anti-Lynch Bill Washington, D. C.. .Jan. 6—Sup ported of federal anti-lynching legislation mobilized their forces today for a final drive for passage ( T the Gavagan-Wagner.Van Nuys 1) II which come to the floor of the Senate this week. While Washington observers are practically unanimous in agreeing that the bill will be passed if it can lr> got to a votthey are also predicting that there will be a stubborn resistance and that the supporters of the tre asure can not relax for one instant until the vote is taken. More than 70 senators at one timp or another pledged in writing to vote' for the bill or indicated unmstakenably in polls and other ways that they were in favor of it. However, there is always a pos sibility that southern senators will filibuter against the bill and it is known that many attempts will be made to amend it so as to take the teeth oujt of it. Senator William E- Borah of Idaho already has introduced a» j mendment to strike out section ; five of the bill, which is the heart of the measure, providing for a , penalty against counties where j lynchings occur. It is expected that a stiff fight will be made to have this amendment adopted and ev ery possible pressure must be ex erted upon senators by the voters hack home to k«rp them firmly !*• (Continued on Pag* 2) -o — - New York, Jan. 6 (ANP)—A I message prepared by John Iva» I I.ee Holt, pastor of St. John's Me. thodist Epscopal church. St. Loais and sent to various churches of the nation by the Department of Raeo relations of the Federal Council of Churches, described the housing of Negroes in cities and towns as a “disgrace to any nation.’’ Calling attention to tho 16th aa nual Race Relations Sunday to bo held on February 18, P> Holt's message also asserted th-* *'d’ie* tional opportunities for Negroes to obtain employment noil that civ® and political rights are being J*a ied th m.