The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, January 29, 1938, Image 1

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Entered as a-eo-nd CIbbb Matter f'nsmffire. Omaha Nebraska OMAHA. * T*. BRA~KA SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 10"3 VOT- yT ’ ° 37
Fillibuster Makes Friends for the Anti-Lynch Bill
Administration to Assist College Students
$70,000 SPECIAL
Wn*h'iig:on, 1'. r. Jar Z7 —More
than 350 colored students are re-,
ce'vinir nss'stancc to pui<u gradu
al and special studies through the.
Negro Graduate Aid Fund of the
National Youth Administration,
according to MTs. Mary McLeod
Bethune, director of the NYA's Di
vision of Negro Afftrrs.
The students are enrolled in. 35
colleges and un verities. They are
in addition to the 6,000 N":gro col
lege and graduate students who
receiving aid from 'he regular
NYA rtudent-aid allotments ^ in
schools ail over the nation, a/rd
the 30,000 Negro h:ffh school stu
dents who hold NYA part-timo (
The Negro Graduate Aid Fund
of approximately $70,000 was »■ t
up tx> make it possible, for the Na
tional Youth Administration to of
fer graduate aid to colored stu
dents in states which offer them
nc graduate study facilities. A
portion of his fund lias been used
to develop special training pro
Assistance from the. Special Fun I
t«a be obtained by applying for it
diioatly to the college or university
the student plans to inter, as the
-lection of the stud nts to lie.
»'dtd is the responsibility of the
school officials. The Fund has been
entirely allocated for the present
school year but at some institutions
1 eplaccnrunts are being made, at
the mid term.
Martha Bohlsen, the. former
“Prudence Penny’’ of the Omaha
Bee-News, introduced a new radio
program on January 25 over sta
tion* WOW and KOIL. Th's new
radio feaure, to be known as the
Homemakers club of the Air, will
be broadcast regularly every Tues
day and Friday at 11:45 a. m. si
multaneously in a special synchro
nized hookup, over these two
Omaha stations.
The Homemakers Club of the Air
co-sponsored by electrical dealers
and the Nebraska Power Co., is
designed as an aid to better, easier
homemaking and better and more
economical use of electrical service
in the home. Miss Bohlsen will of
fer them a wide’variety of home
mafce hints, suggestions for short
cuts and new methods to improve
and lighten household tasks.
She brings to this new radio fea
ture a background of several years
experience as conductor of Home
makers’ column of the Omaha Bee
News together with daily radio
talks on homemaking over local
P<wrer Plf*nt Gets
Annual Inspection
A crew of 55 imn started this
wfl4- the annual overhaul ng of
the Nebraska Vow r Company’s
power plant. The work, necessary
to assure cont nuous, uninterrupt
ed service, is to be completed by
April 1.
‘Th/s annual inspect;on and re
placement of worn parts in the
1 toilers, turbines and electrical
■ujuipment has made possible the
company's "outstanding record of
continuous 24-hour service without
a major interruption in more than
thirteen years," Lee Ruf, plant
superintendent, stated.
Thorough inspection is being
made of the six 25,000-h.p. boilers
in which all fire bricks and mech
arieal parts that are found to h
damaged or even slightly worn art?
being replac. d. Fire is drawn from
only one boiler at a time. It is al
lowed to cool two days before the.
crew of twenty-five men nss’gned
to this work enters it to replace
damaged parts and clean its inter
The eight huge turbine and al!
lectrieal equipment such as gen
( rators, switch rigging and meters,
are being inspected and their worn
parts replaced by a crew of thirty
ol ctrieal and mechanical repair
Mrs. Ella Wiley of 2875 Ohio
has been confined to her home for
more than three weeks. Her con
ditions is better.
Th: St—idlvarius Quartet which pl'ysd at F ak University January 16 and 17, i s’cw i h re
witr.1 Mr. Harold C. Schmidt, Mr. Will'am Allen and Mr. David Robinson of the Fisk ’"acuity.
The Omaha City BYPU w'll
hold its annual meeting wi h th?
Zion Baptist church Sunday, Jan
uary 30 at 5:30 p. m. at which
tim« election of 1938 (ffieers will
be held. Pres. Win. Cooper servirg
his fifth year wishes to . xpress
his appreciation to the many loyal
co-workers and friends and most
rsp chilly lo the Omaha Guide for
their splendid cooperation and sun
port. The, City BYPU chorus will
furnish th music and the public
is Invited.
Wm. Cooper, president and Miss
Ruth Crain Cor. S ct.
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Mrs. M. .1. Curtis, who is win- ,
ter'ng in California, reports a very '
pleasant stay. She is in Los An- i
gelcs and reports it a most beau
tiful place to live or visit.
Washington, Jan. 27—Whe.n
Senator Allen J. Ellender, of Louis
iana, concluded his six-day speech
against t'e federal anti-lynching
bill here yesterday, a notable
•hange had taken place in the at
titude of some of the supporters
of the bill.
Many northern and western
senators and many southern om s,
also, did not hear the Ellender
bloody shirt arguments on inter
marriages because they absented
Ihnis Ives from the Senate cham
ber; but several times during the,
wte.k it was vub-nt that the breast
b'-ating and the obviously absurd
.-ate merits of Ellender were arous
ing the ire of northern and west
ern senators so that many who
heretofore had intended only to
vote for the bill are now actively
working for it and probably will
make speeches for it next week.
Bilbo to Rave
Senator Theodore (That Man) Bil
bo, of Mississippi, bega(P*speaking
against the bill today and his
speech is expected to be along the
same line as Ellender's—on inter
marriage, Negro dow'natton, white
civilization, etc.
Senator Robert F. Wagner, who
has been serously ill in his apart
ment at the Shoreham hotel, is ex
peeled hack on the floor Monday.
It was thought he would return
before that time, but he had a
heart attack and doctors forbid him
to leave his room.
Neverthel ss, with Senators
Van Nuys and others, Senator |
Wagner last night made plans for ,
the strategy of the proponents of
the bill next week and indications
are that a determined effort will
lie made to crack the filibuster be- !
fore the week is out.
Republicans Refuse Cloture
There is talk of invokeing the '
cloture rule, but the Republican
members of the Senate, with the 1
exception of Senator Capper of
Kansas, are hanging back. Capit
al observers point out that failure
of the Republicans to join in the
cloture rule to break the filibuster
will be interpreted inevitably by the
voters as opposition to the bill.
Senator George Norris of Ne
braska whose speech declared that
the filibuster was so bitter that
perhaps the bill ought not to be
passed, received a committee and
listened carefully to their argu
(Continued on Page Two)
Woodson Appoints
Gilbert Chairman
Of State Drive
Mr. S. Edward Gilbert received
credentials designa'ing him as the
;'tate chairman of the nation-wid ■ .
One Dollar Sustaining drive for
TO.IH, sponsored by the Association
for thi Study of Negro Life and
History Inc., and in view of this
appointment, Mr. Gilbert is asking
the cooperation of every progres- I
rive club in the state of Nebraska
to help him in popularizing the
study of the Negro in ord r that
the race may not become a n oditr
ibit factor in the thought of the
Anyone wishing to learn more
about th's all important drive may,
call Mr. Gil! rt, at VVEbater 0070
fo- write to either 2416 Grant or
L42I Maple stive's.
Mrs. H . arietta Michael died at
3:00 p. m. Tuesday. .January 25 at
thu home of her step daughter,
Mrs. Ennis Avant, 2432 Parker
street, of a heart attack which she
suffered with for the last five
Mrs. Michael was born in Ala
bama and was <>S years old. Sh ■
was a member of Pilgrim Baptist
church and various clubs, a lover
of Sunday school and BYPU. She
is survived by three daughters:
Mrs. Avant Mrs Catherine Jack
son and Mrs. RachaeJ Hartley; one
son B. J MichaU all of Omaha.
A great many grandchildren and
many great grandchildren and sev
eral great great grand children.
Funeral arrangements will be
made later. The body is at the J.
I) Lewis Mortuary.
Temperatu!” of NortKernmoat City
The Janne-y reiupcnture of Ham
merfest, northernmost city of the
world, ts about th"t o' Berlin, 1,300
miles south, h a t0 t|,# wa
ters of the "'ir j .. ..n,tic drift.
Don’t Want Lioaa Scared
Whlpsnake voo In England had a
huge chalk ti„ re of a lion cut In tlia
ground to wn o airmen not to fly too
low and terrify the beasts with the
hum of their motors.
R v. ,T. C, Brewer of the Racine
Wis. AMK church whs in the citv
s' veral day* due to the illness of
hi.- daughter, Mrs. Winifred Gibson,
-Mil Seward s're-t. The Rev. d«
1 red several sermons in d'ffer
t churches b fore his departure
Tuesday night.
Mrs Gi! son who i« und r the !
care of Dr. Wiggins was also vi !
sited by her mother of Chicago.
lit Ladies Friendship club met
ai th home of Mrs. Beulah Watts
last Thursday afternoon at 2:30.
Three Labh ,5 „f bridge wire played
and a delightful luncheon was
served by the hostess,
Beulah Watts, Piesident
Minnie Burns, Reporter.
County Renaints
Hiyt'way Sie^ns
Two thousand stop anti warning
s’gns on coun'y roads in Douglas
n, unty, many of them in service
'it!' ten years or more, hnvt ban
Soir w nthor-he tD n fae-s re
•tintpfl for the first time s nee they
" ere placed on their highway safe
ty job.
Painters found scores of them
battered with scars of shotgun
pilots and rifle and pistor bullets
fired in impromptu target practice.
Others were d 'corated with unres
trained and uncensored drawings
of wayside iyft:sts, drawings lost
forever under the new paint.
The repainting job was perform
ed by county < mployes under Sur
veyor Bill Green, whose duties as
highway commissioner include
looking after safety s'gns and
guard rail on the ftlO miles of coun
ty roads in the county highway
system. The, state highway depart
ment takes care of signs on the
state-federal thorougnfarf s.
Green reports that the county's
Riif ty work in the past two years
has included placing of 200 new
warning signs outside city limits
on Ames avenue, Fifty-second
street. Sixtieth street and L street.
Twelve thousand feet of guard
rail has been used in new protec
tive construction and for replacing
railing damaged in automobile ac
Bravo Mai.
Country Buy—Say, mister, can
{ you tell me wlmt an orator Is?
Sian—Sure. It's n fellow who la
always ready to lay down your .Ife
for his country. —Windsor Slar.
‘ Nebraska has many advantages
to offer industry but none more1
important than it« pay-as-you go
policy and its freedom from sales,
income, luxury, and all those other
forms of taxation so prevalent
Isewhert-,'" H. G. Keeney, presi
dent of the Farmers Educational
arul Cooperative Union, said in an
interview here today.
‘‘I btiieve he Nebraska adver
tising campaign which is calling
attention to our state as ‘Ameri
ca’s White Spot,’ is most timely.
It should be effective not only in
making America industry consci
ous of our advantages, hut also in
making our own people of Nebras
ka more conscious of these and
more confident in our future pos
sibilities,'’ he added.
‘ I travel a great deal, and I al
ways sigh with relief whien I get
ick home after being harried ev
v time I turn around, by people
vit.h their hands out asking for
tax money for every little purchase
f may make. I wouldn’t object if
I felt that these taxes helped to
reduce personol or property taxes.
But farmers with whom I come in
Contact in other states almost uni
versally complain that their gener
al property taxes have not been
i<duc*d, and that, in most eases,
they have actually increased des
pite these additional new forms of
“Nebraska’s pay-as-you go policy
is the most important advantage
to emphasize in inviting industry
to our state," Mr. Keeney declared.
“I recall that in our gtabe eonstitu
ional convention in 1920, strong ef
forts were made by proponents of
a movement for state-owned indus
tries to amend our constitution to
permit, state bond issues. The move
nient had gained a strong foothold
in nearby states. We, who fought
against and defeated this plan in
Nebraska, thereby maintained Ne
braska’s greatest safeguard, keep
ing this state free from burden
some bond issues and debts.
‘There Is a great wealth of Ne
braska farm products now being
shipped to other sections for pro
cessing which might be pocessed
here, at the source of supply more
economically and profitably,’’ Mr.
Keeney said, and cibed hides as an
“A large quantity of meats and
packing products are produced In
(Continued on Page Two)
Again the Nebraskans are shock
ed by the sad news flash over W
O W. a* 10 p nt, Tuesday, January
°5, stnt’ng i ur own Senator Burke
has again turned trai'or and join
ed 15 southern senators in their
filibus+rr against the anti-Jyfneh
ing bill.
Si nator Edward H. Burke by tele
gram and letter and in person to
many Omaha civic organizations
nrd to the Omaha Guide, pledged
bis loyal support „n(j vote to the
anti-lynching bill, b fore and after
I’ec'lon. Such d’slovnl'y is to brt
r» membeved by his former suppor
ters in the future.
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Call For
Chicago Meeting
According to information receiv
ed at the Midwestern headquar
ters of the Brotherhood of Sleep
ing Car Porters, a conference of
tiain porters und chair car
porta's has been called by A. Phil*
lip Randolph, International Presi
dent oi the Brotherhood of Sleep
ing Car Porters, and will be h Id in
the home of the Brotherhood. 4231
So. Michigan avenue,
Mr. Taylor Murrell, sec y of the
Omaha Division leaves for Chicago
Thursday morning to attend the
An outstanding social event
among North Omahans was the
C ity's BYPU Seventh Annivversary
| banquet and style rcvu^ held at the
Pilgrim Baptist church Thursday,
January 20 at 8.30 p. m., with the
cooperation of the 10 churches of
the City Union. The huge success
of this gala affair was due to the
splendid aid of the following: Mrs.
Kstella Robertson, who was in
(barge of the styl> show, display
ing some 25 models showing the
latest in morning, sport, street and
foi mal apparel.
The WPA orchesitra furnished
the music for the evening, render
ing popular melodies and many
soothing numbers.
The Nebraska Power company
furnished a 1,000-watt spotlight to
display the models.
Mrs. J. D. Lewis served as mis
tress of ceremonies, and with her
poise, wit, and personality and ex
perience. she added glamour to the
occasion and won praise from the
The program consisted of re
marks from Mr. J. W. Dacus, first
president of the organization in
1931 and 1932; remarks from
President William Cooper who is
serving his fifth year; and remarks
from Rev. F. S. Goodlett, alternate
foi Pastor Stevenson.
The loving cup was awarded U
Pleasant Green BYPU for the best
decorated table of ten, serving 250
diners who reported a very pleasant
This elaborate affair was cover
ed by E. K. Langevin, World-Her
a!d photographer.
Bro. G. W. Wilson is 1 d hj
the St. Joseph hosr’* 1 Has
undergone an oper > i Hia
eyes. At this v*r: '■ g ' e - • > ng