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

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Five Negro Boys Make Division Finals
Five of the greatest young N<‘
gro boxers that hav.- be n seen n
Omaha for some time will appe'i
in the finals at the Ak-SarB n
col settm on Thursd y n ch‘ Febru
ary 17th. Thny fought 1 h ir wav
up to the finals at the city audi
torium on Tuesday and Wednes
day February 8 and 9 hv smashing
their way to victory ov r some of
the greatest fighters in their class,
liach one ef them won 1 hr r» figh's.
They are a clover bunch of boys,
with a lot ef class- And boy speak
ing o8 class just watch this littK
I-fc ich -ison .if Omaha »i-b«
fought in tH.- novice d'vision. His
wei ght, s 133 pounds h's age s 17
and is a student at T eh High. H
is train'd and manag'd by one of
tgwkUh NlckeUon, 135 poundj
(Photo Courtesy World-Herald)
our own One Step Watson who at
one time was one. of the smartest
and dev rest boxers in the coun
try in his dass. You will hear lots
of Nicholson in days to come. He
fast as lightening with a terrific
punch and as smooth as they come.
Now just a little dope on that
gioat little southpaw Roscoe Smith
who is also a student at Tech High
He is 18 years old and formerly of
Council Bluffs. He is a boy with
plenty of punch. He fights in the
lightweight division. His fight will
he nnp of the feature bouts of the
evening He is a very clever boxer
.1. ('. Johnson of Sioux City is a
bantamweight. He weighs 118 and
looks pery promising. His chances
are very bright for him to win th
championship of that division.
Ste'g Lock of Grand Island will
bear watching he won all of his
previous fights very cleverly. He
fights for the American Legion of
Grand Island- He. is a fast little
Boxer. He is very fast. His weight
Is i is
The only Negro heavyweight hai
to default his second match be
cause he hurt his left hand in his
first fight which he won on a tech
nical knock. He was Don Coulter
* of Hastings,
The names of all the colored
fighters that fought in the Golden
Gloves are as follows: Hezekiah
Nicholson; .!► C. Johnson; Steve
I.ock; Don Coulter; Preston Love;
Roscoe Smith; Aaron Knowles;
Roosevelt Hubbard; Clyde Brown;
Ed Goodwin; Pee Wee Hollowel.
The winners of the finals will go to
Chicago to compete in the Nation
al Golden Gloves to be held there
ia March.
Paul Holliday Elected
New President of
Repuilican Club
Phi.iI S. Holi day was oUjc’ed
president of the Nebraska Negro
R-puMTean club at the annual
meeting Friday night. O'her offi
ce's: Mrs. Victoria Turner, first
vice pres'(lent; Mrs. Lavina Rose,
m uetary; ard C. J! Coleman, trea
Named to the executive commit
'•<» were: Miss Gertrude Lucas.
Thomas Scott, George Douglas,
Mrs. Maggie McGowan and Roy
Purpose cf tihe organization was
restated as including “concerted
action to aid all fair tih,inking re
publican candidates and persons in
this community ’’
Pui*o ef meetings have been
| changed to the second and fourth
, Thursdays of ach month.
Tampa. Fla. Feb. 17 (ANP) -G.
D. Rogers, president of the Nation
al Insurance Association, in a re
cent proclamation sent to the. As
sociations member and non mem
her companies set the week of
JVIay 9 to 16, as National Negro
Insurance Week, a feature which
will be the goal of 20 million do]
lars in new business during Insur
ance Week.
Galling attention to the 1938 goal
of 20 million dollars the president’s
proclamation said: “ We call
upon the executives, agency offi
cers. clerical forces and field forces
I of all Negro insurancec companies
to strive to produce during the
week of May 9 to 16. an aggregate
sum of new business of not less
than twenty million dollars and
that the amount of busin* s« pro
duced by each company be furnish
i d in detail to the National Negro
Ii surance Week Committe e at a
time designated by the chairman
of said committee.’'
In 1937. alhough a goal of ten
million dolars was set the actual
National Negro Insurance Week
production was $11 91 fi.051. Wal
ter S. Hornsby. Augusta Ga. is
' ice president and general manager
of the Association and C. L. Town
es is the secretary.
Rev. E. M M Wright, pastor of
St. Philip’s church. Kenneth
Wherry, of Pawnee Oity, Nebr.;
Hugh M. Butled,Republican Nation
tl Committeeman, of Omaha; Her
man FVielander; Peter Merhens,
and Hazel Means of Council Bluffs
who says her mother. Mrs- Herndon
who has been blind for a number of
years, is regaining her sight.
White Writer Says
Golf Caddies Gun lay
Many of Stars
Vaahiigt n b “ b. 17 (AN1*)—•
riven Wusn ng on s best white am
J(.uer golfers might have, to take a
i aek snat or at least get th\ sur
prise of their lives-—were, they to
compe.e against sonvt of the local
laddies. believes Walter McCnllum
sports writer who said so in the
.Sunday Star.
Wrot McCallura: ‘Out at Col
umbia and Chevy Cluise and Con
gressional there aie a lot of col
or H boys who know all the an
swers to the business of playing
golf. You don't hear much about
them uni ss you read the newspa
pers given over to chronicling the
doings of the colored race. But
boys like Billy Adams and Bobby
King and Harry Jackson and
Claude Martin can play golf—lots
of it.
..Th se hoys—no fooling—can ge*
around any good course, like Colum
bia in figures that would make you
turn green with envy- Scores like 1
70 and 71 and so on slip off their
clubs like magic, and yet you never
hear of ,em. Can you imagine the
laughs th y get when they caddy
for a guy who can’t bust 100, or
how laud they must be when they
g-t a real duff1 r—-'n the 120 class.’’
After telling some of their “ex
ploits. including a tee shot clean
over the first gretn. .‘145 yards
away. by Adams. and another
short clean past the 15th green
into the tool shed beyond, a dis
tance of 400 yards, the writer add
“Some say it might be a good
idea for some club to put on a cad
dies’ tournament. Forget color and
put V>m out there to play for a
fairsized purse, or if you insist on
llVcr*. V 41 4 -- *-1 •• /
‘Lots of golfers who think they
are good would learn that bagtot
er can play golf, too ’’
The Postal Alliance Auxiliary
met at the home of Mi’s. Gladys
Pullum, 2418 Maple street. Febr
uary 3 with eight members present.
The me* ting was opened in the us
ual form, after which a brief busi
rss talk was given by the hostess.
Following, she served a delightful
luncheon, whichwas enjoyed by all,
T hen the past year’s work was
closed and the election was held.
Those elected were: Mrs. C. B.
Wilks, president; Mrs. J'ohn Pegg,
vice president; Mrs. Archie B.
Young, secretary; Mrs. Earl
Whe ler financial secretary; Mrs
,T, C. Dacus, treasurer; Mrs. Ollie
Lewie, champlain and Mrs. Will
u m Parker, reporter.
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The Flefiz Doce club gave a
birthday celebration in honor of
Mrs. Jiuanita Bassett, Saturday
night. February 5 at the Elite club.
Eighteen guests were present. A
lcvely gift was presented to Mrs.
Bassett by he Feliz Doce club of
which she is treasurer
After having a most enjoyable
tim|Q at the Elite the guests
went to the home of Mr. Wardell
McWilliams and enjoyed an even
np of dancing.
Wednesday mo, n i g over th *
radio came the sad news that th j
S* nat* in their second vote d *feat
td the cloture lufc, which would
have stopped the sou'hern senators
filibuster against the Anti-Lynch ,
b'll. The republicans again joined
their southern friends to defeat the
According to Walter White, se
cretary of the NAACP. the vote
against t!he dome rule was a
vole against the Anti-Lynch bill
• Mr. White further stated that if
the bill did not pass it would be
the fault of the .Republican Sena
tors in the Senate.
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Mrs, B. F. Gr'ffin of Sioux City,
Iowa and Mrs. Gertrude Brookes
of Shenandoah, Iowa, who were on
their annual visit for the Western
District convention of Iowa. South
Dakota. Nebraska and Minnesota,
were also the guests of the trea
surer of the District and first vice
president of the state convention,
Mrs. Estella Watters. Mrs. Griffin
is the District President and Mrs.
Brookes the District Secretary
Rev. J. H. Patton of Sioux City,
Iowa. Moderator of the District,
was also visiting in the city on
Thursday, February 10. Many so
cial affair were held for the. guests
during their stay in the city.
The Missionary Society was well
attended. The meeting was at the
home of Mrs. Addie Wason, 1609
No. 27th street, at 2 o’cock Friday
afternoon. Fourteen were present.
All chairmen brought in their re
ports. Our Bible instructor, Mi'S.
A. I). Turner, taught us a beau
tiful lesson from the 3rd chapter
of James 1:18- The Missionary so
ciety will meet at the home of
Mrs. Inez Henderson. 2411 Barker
street. Visitors are always wel
come. Lesson will be taught from
2nd chapter of Jpmes- Subject,
‘‘ Faitih Save A Man.”
On the 27th of February, the
Mission society will render their
fourth Sunday program. Mrs. J E
Dodd will deliver to us an address
Also Miss Louise Morris wil sing.
Everyone come out.
Mrs. Mary Alexander. President.
Mrs. Inez Henderson. Repoi-ter
The Mishon Art club met at the
home of Mrs. Odett Brown, 4409
So. 17th street, Wednesday. Febr
uary 9. Plans were made for a
Washington Birthday Tee to be
at the home of Mrs. Mildred Ro
berts, 1711 No- 28th street. A de
lightful lunch was served by the
hostess and a good time was had
by all.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Groomes
were host and hostess to the
Aloha club, Monday night Febru
ary 14 at a Valentine House party.
Dancing and games were indulged
ia and a good time was had. Club
activities ceased until Easter
‘Y’ Activities
The Annual Birhday Dinre.i g v
og by the House Committee a id
Committee of Management w.11 l> •
h' Id on Thursday February 24 at
the North side Branch. The tables
will bo decorated accord ng to th>
nu*nth. Come and give us a hand.
Tickets will be on sale beginning
this week at only 26c.
All club groups of the Branch
are looking forward to the Bunnial
Convention to be held in Columbus
Ohio begirn:ng April 22 and pro
greasing through thr 28th i f April.
There will bp four representatives
from the the branch.
The Quack club is turninv its
attention to th- major < mphax's of
the National Assembly, nam ly;
nternational Relations. Minority
Groups and Social and Eeonom'e
Tb'.; Entic Nous club made a
toi a tlhcou-vh tfrtN >Bond) Rak'ng
Company. They watched the
modern way of making broad,
working with few men and lots
of machinery. There were approxi
mntiely 34 gills and their escorts.
Th Trojan club Wishes to take
this means of thanking its many
friends for the cooperation shown
by them during their Inter Club
Banquet on January 27. It was
very successful and the Silver
Loving cup was presented to th?
Gay Cavalier club a group of pro
mising young men. for the most
originally decorated table and with
the most suggestive decoration of
their name. Mr. Jlarvis Green is
president of the Gay Cavaliers.
The Boy and Girl Forum Com
mittee Is really doing some very
good work. On Sunday, February'
6. the committee opened the obser
vance of Negro History at the
Branch with an open discussion,
[led by our Branch executive, Mrs.
Gladys A. Pullum. The enthusiasm
was very high There were about
100 boys and girls of high school
age who shared in this observance.
All high school and Business and
industrial girls clubs are looking
forward to the Sesquicentennial
celebration of the Constitution,
to be hold on February 21 at 7:45
r>. m., at the Jewish Community
Center. All youth of the city. Id
years nr older are invited to attend
The Hillside Presbyterian church
group will sing Negro spirituals
and the main speaker will be Pro
fessor William Sternberg of the
Creighton university Law school.
The Girl Reserve department is
\ery enthused at the outcome of
their week end Conference rn
Shennandoah la., on February 11
and 12. There were four girls,
namely: Mercedes Moore. Cather
ine Boggue, Wilda Chue and Doris
Ware; one advisor. Mrs. Althea
Vann and the Girl Reserve Sccre.
tai-y, Mrs- L. Charlotte Crawford.
It was a very inspiring and help
ful conference. More than 250 girls
from this area attended.
Watch for our 32-page Eleventh
Annual Anniversary Edition. Full
of interesting facts about you and
yours. Two full pages of the Oma
ha Guido’s publishing plant and
two full pages of local leading ac
Winter Book of Plays
To Be Presented At
Jewish Auditorium
Thi third chapter in t h* winder
b >ok plays present annually by the
I layers Gu Id of ih1 Jewish Com- '
munity C <n er will occupy (he stage
of be Center auditorium on Tues- -
day and Wednesday of next week,
it was announced today.
The subject for the latest drama- j
tic effort will be a sophisticated
comedy of marriage ami divorce by
Rachel Crothers author of “39
East’ and ‘As Husbands Go-’ Her
first contribution to the Center
Tlavers’ activities is ‘ Let Us Be
Gay.” which enjoyed a considerable
run on Broadway.
Margaret Friedlander and Sale
win Michnick, popular Center play
era. will take the leading roles.
As divorced mates they are thrown
into indelicate and highly envharas
sing posit'ons by the cupid-like
wiles of an aged grandmother
^lvenile lends will be taken by
Bertha Guss and Arnold.
Mrs. ernian will direct.
The play wiP run for three acts,
starting at 8:30 p. m
Tr op-*n to the public at popular
. V
j prices.
New York- February 17—The
case of Joe Hale, who was con
victed of murder in the 1st degree
in Poducah, Ky.. October 13. 1936,
will be argued before the United
States supreme court February 28
by attorneys of the National As
sociation for the Advancement of
Colored People and the state of
Kentucky. Hale is supposed to
have killed a white man. At his
first trial his lawyers, Copeland
and Copeland- filed a motion to
quash the indictment on the ground
that alll qualified Negro citizens
of the county had been excluded
from the jury of the county for
more than fifty years.
The motion was overruled. After
Hale's conviction, counsel filed an
appeal in the Court of Appeals of
Ke.ntucky where the sentence of
the lower court was affirmed be
cause the original motion was
omitted from the record through
The Ladies Friendship club met
at the home of Mrs. Emma, last
Saturday February 13. Three ta
bles of whist were played and a
very delicious luncheon was served
by the hostess.
Beulah Watts, President
M. Burns. Reporter
Come and bring your friends to
Zion Baptist church, 22nd and
Grant. Sunday February 20, at 3
o’cock. to hear Foster May, ‘The
Man on the Street,” sponsored by
i the Senior choir. '
Washington, I (’. F h. 17 ThiJ
n'f s- r,. (1f prok| -nt i;«ios«*velt tc^B
tnth houses (f Congress urging an^J
ndd:t'onnl an 'nopriath n of $25(h^fl
ihmmhjO for i |r f '(i eat ned todJfl
to eompliic'itc )i • ftght for th^^fl
pasago of hr an i lyichirg 1)11
A ft "I- five we) ks l>et re the
ate the an'i-ynehing h>l! appeareB^B
definitely to 1 e gaining fav. ■
pans wei'1 underway calculated to^fl
force a vote \h's week. ^
In the beginning with the fili
laist 'f»rs morvopol zing n’l *he time,
• he supporters of the bill Adopted
a |>olicy of watchful waiting, confi
dent that th( y had the votes for
passh'g tjhi measure. As time wore
on. the filibustererjj gained some
public hacking but in the past ten
days, they have definitely lost
ground. The fact that the Senate
refused Upside track the bill_tj**
February 4 by a vote of 52-.T4 in
dented thai even after four solid
week debating, support of the bill
was as firm as ever.
The introduction of the relief
measure has caused the organiza
ions supporting t.he bill to go into
a‘huddle. Two brief conferences
have been held here between
representatives of the NAACP and
senators who are sponsoring the
legislation on the floor.
A Valentine birthday party was
gi'ten in honor of little. Ella Louis#
Bryant on her fifth birthday Sun
day. February 13 at 2425 Seward
Th' fourteen guests spent a very
very enjoyable afternoon playing
games and singing songs, after
which refir shnun's were served.
Ella Louise received many beauti
ful gifts and Valentines.
The Women’s Mission Circle of
the Church of God met Thursday,
February 3 for business and lunch
eon at the home Mrs- Helen S. Bald
win. The Circle meets each Thurs
day. all Christian women are invi
ted to help us in our endeavor
For information as to place of
each meeting call our president,
Mrs. Baldwin, 2910 No. 26th street,
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Mrs- Helen S. Baldwin President
Mrs R. L- Moody. Secretary and
The Carter Benevolent club held
its regular meeting at 2868 Corby
street, with hostesses Markaret
Starks, Leona McVay, Gertrude
Greene, and Susie Yancy- The at
tendance was good. We were glad
to give aid to four needy families.
Our next meeting, March 3rd at
2808 Binney street.
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Mr. Robert Jones. 2515 Burdette
street, passed away Wednesday af
ernoon at the Methodist hospital
lie had been there three weeks.
He is survived by his wife, Ada
Jones; a son- Clifton JYmes; a sis
ter, Mrs. Pruitt of Independence
Has.; a niece and nephew. Mr. and
Mrs. O Patten of 22nd street and
a host of other relative/.
Mr. S. S. Glispie rf IV oit,
Mich.- arrived in the citv Tuesday
morning to be a* th'1 bedside of his
cousin its. F,. I.. Dudley of 2524
No. 25th str"et.