The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, March 05, 1938, Image 1

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filtered as Srcmd ^V-~ Matter »t Pos'office. Omaha Nebraska- OMAHA, NEBRASKA SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 1938 VOL XI, NO 45
Both Parties Watch Reaction on Anti-Iynch Bill
W.P.A. Hoax Gets Workers In Trouble
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As result of WPA “proxy” work
charges of falsely diverting gov.
eminent funds will be filed against
John W. Bry am, 202# Grace street,
and Charles Adams. 2111 Clark
street, William Merrill of the
local secret service said.
Mr. Bryant Rot « WPA job when
J’e was laid off as porter at a
hoW When he got his hotel job
back, he gave his WPA card to
Mt. Adams he said. Adams then
■went to work as '‘Bryant,” but a
chock for $16-72 was mailed to the
real Mr. Bry* it. wkn cashes it
Bryant told Merrill that Adams
had agreed to give*" him a “few
dollars” out of each check for the.
privilege of using his name. But
v her. Adams came to him for his
share of the money. Bryant told
him -he check had not arrived. He
gave Adams $200 “in advance.”
Thinking the check lost, Adams
asked WPA to stop payment on it.
Tber, the story was revealed, and
both principals were jailed Sunday.
Norfolk. Va, Mar 3 (ANP)—A
blind man found his way to Mi *
King's Daughter's headquarters
here last week and contributed
twenty-five cents to the driv!> they
have on to raise $20,000.
The King’s Daughters, white, is
a branch of the King’s Daughters
of America and is conducting a
money campaign to support its
clinic here which provides medical
aid for underprivileged children
and expectant mothers.
The blind man said that years
ago ih* clinic “took his sick daugh
ter and made her well” so that to
day she is able to earn a living
Looking through the bars in this
picture is one of the boiler makers
helping to build the water wall of
one of the two huge boilers in the
new $1 200.000 steam electric plant
of the Nebraska Power company,
to the Swift and Armour packing
plants in South Omaha. Each of
the two boilers is 24 feet square
and 30 feet high and will produce
200 000 pounds of steam an hour.
Every 24 hours they will convert
1,200.000 gallons of water into
steam,- in addition to furnishing
power to drive a turgo-generator to
Competing with five high school
gills from Chicago and surround
• ing communities. Miss Cara
Gray of Roosevelt high school,
Gary, Ind., won first prize in the
! essay contest conducted by Zeta
Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta
I Sorority Miss Gray wrote upon
• Finer Womanhood-” (ANP Photo)
The Two Harrys
Party A Big Success
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The party given by the two
Harrys, Bindley and Leland in
honor of the members of the Jolly
Twenty club and their wives, was
a grand success The hal was beau
tifully decorated with flags in
comemoration of Abraham Lincolns
birthday- The table with its eu |
rbroite ace cover, draped around
with flags and the bowl of tea
roses, surrounded by crystal scones ,
with their red white and blue can
dies, made a gorgeous background
for the lovely gowned ladies.
The festive tabe was filled with
an abundance of delicious food.
The guests stayed until the wee
[hours of the morning.
Miss Marguerite and Kobert Hill
entertained with a new fantastic
dance and the ‘Big Apple’, little
Miss Maualice, 6 years old, our lit
tle Shirley Temple, sang two num
bers, her sister. Bernice, was her
accompanist- Among the distin
guihfd guests was Louis Bureholz,
director. State Department of Ag
riculture, Foster May. radio station
WOW News broadcasts and Man
on the Street, explaned the techni
que of i-adio broadcasting Mr.
May was accompanied by his beau
tiful wife and Mr and Mrs- Wilson
of World Advertising Agency.
Dance Music was furnished by
Buddy DeLanche’s orchestra.
The hostesses, Mrs. Bradley and
Mrs I.eland were assisted by Mrs
Mary Hill.
Two boys. James Lozine of 2412
Indiana Ave.. and Joe Fountain of
R16 North Forth-sixth street, after
admitting that they took a number
of shirts from the Dave Gross store
at 25th and Erskine streets, they
were given their freedom when Mr.
Gross asked that they be given
Moving Day At The
Fontenelle Homes, 44
Negroes Have leases
Tuesday March l, was possibly
the largest mass moving day e'er
witnessed in Omaha, and stranga
though 9t may seem, we found 110
families migrating to an erst
while slum area of the great city
of Omaha, an area where its phyt
sical appearance has been changed
from that of shabby dilapidated,
overcrowded houses, breeders of
disease, moral breakdown and a
h'gh rate of deliquency. into 284
beautiful new homes, which are
modern and fire proof, built of
brick with seej saohe and casement
windows, attractively grouped, set
off by landscaped courts. Thus
with advent of spring one can vi
sion the garden spot of Omaha,
built at cost of $2.000.000 for the
express purpose of allowing those
of the low income bracket to have
decent and modern homes with
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The decision against Roscoe
Smith, ligihltiweght champion of the
World-Herald, in Chicago, was
loudly booed by the Chicagoans
who really thought that the Omaha
Negro had won. Smith put up a
great fight He punished his op
ponent a plenty in the first. Lu
chesi found the range with rights
to win the second. Smith was beat
ing Luchesi with lefts and rights in
the third round as he hung on for
dear life just before the final
bell Steve Locke of Grand Island
won on a technical knockout over
Mays in the first round- He pum
itfhed him terrifically. Locke is the.
only Negro that is left on the
World-tHerald team since the bril
liant little southpaw, Smith, was
Washington, Marc^ 3-—The lead
ers of both parties h*ve their ears
to thg ground for t))e reaction of
the public to the votq on February
21 which laid aside the Federal
AntHLynching bill in order to take
up the President’s $260,000,000 re
lief program.
The White House is also report
ed to be deeply interested in how
the country will receive the laying
aside of the anti-lynching measure.
It was reported here, upon the
highest authority, Monday, follow
ing the vote of 58 to 22 to take up
th0 relief measure, that if the pro
ple werp insufficient volume, some
test and indignation from the peo
thing would have to be done about
Inching before the end of the pre
rent session
The Gavagan-Van Nuys anti
lyntchng bill is off the Senate cal
endar entirely and can be called up
for consideration whenever the op
portunity seems favorable. The
bill merely has lost its preferred
pvmwvit VII Hit*. trtll'UUiU.
Senator McNary, in defending
the votes of the Republicans
against cloture, charged that there
had been very little enthusiams
for the bill on the pai-t of those.
Democrats who were supposed to
be for it. He said that even if the
Republicans had voted for cloture,
there would not have been enough
votes to carry it
In l-eply, Senator Barkley stated
that all the speeches that had been
dt liveied for the bill had been de
livered by Democrats and that not
a single Republican had spoken ex
cept Senator Borah and he had
spoken against the bill
Senator Wagner at first attempt
ed at first to make a motion that
the Senate take up the relief bill,
but postpone action on the anti
lynching bill only until March 28
when it would he taken up again
as th« pending business of the
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Negro Commercial
Chib Starts Better
Homes Campaign
The Negro Commercial club
inerting in regular session at thg
Urban League Community Center
Thursday evening, February 24.
voted to launch a better home, bet
ter yard campaign.
The Commercial club which has
as its purpose the doing of any and
everything for the promotion of
civic and community welfare, by a
program of entra and enter organ
ization cooperation, urges all pro
gressive organizations in Omaha to
join them in this all important
The committee appointed to work
out ways and means for the carry
ing on of this worthwhile campaign
are Messrs. J. D Crawford, chair
man; A. Handed, Paul Holliday, C.
Coleman and F. Walker.
Every Negro man in Omaha who
feels thalt there is a need for bet
ter homes and batter yards among
our group is urged to be present at
the next meeting of the Commer
cial Club, Thursday eveniftg, March
10. at the Urban 1/eagu.e Commun
ity Center at which time the com
mittee will make its report.
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Tiger Jack Payne who at one
time was one of the greatest fight
ej s in the light heavyweight divi
sion was gent to jail Monday for
30 days He was convicted on a
charge of stealing an overcoat off
a truck on Nortth 24th street.
Payn« who had one time been
champion of Australia and earned
more than $100 000 in the prize
ring, has been working on a WPA
.project for a year. He said he
would get a lawyer and appeal his
According to Piayne, he did not
steal the overcoat, but just “«*
changed it," leaving his old one in
its place
Dental Leaders in Chicago Convention
The Executive Board of National
Association which met in its mid
winter session at Chicago last week
to plan for the organization’s sil
ver anniversary next August and
to transact mid-session business
Dr. R E. Beamon of Cincinnati is
president, Dr- J. A Jackson of
Charlottesville, Va., secretarv
tieasurer, and Dr E. W- Taggart
sanding, Doctors: P. W. Hill.
Clarksdale, Miss ; L. H. Anderson
Terra Haute, Ind-; E. L. Harper.
St Louis; W, I>. Heed, Nashville;
C. B. Absalom New York; W. H
Springer, Cincinnati; Dean R A.
Dixon. Howard university; S. B
Smith, Ambler, Pa: E. W Taggart.
Birmingham. Seated: F. S Upshur,
Philadelphia; J. L Baxter, Orange.
|vill'■ Va.; S- C Hamilton. Chicago,
president-elect; Reginald Beamon.
| Cincinnati; W, J Howard, Houston
Texas; R- H. Thompson, Westfield
N J.; and Dean D, H. Turpin of
Meharry Medical College, Nash
ville, Tenn. The Lincoln Dental
Society of Chicago, Maurice Her
bert president, entertained the
board with a clinic and banguet.
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who has just received from Presi
dent Mauel L Quezon of the Phil
lipines an appointment as lieuten
ant-colonel in the Phillipine Army
with th«. additional title of “Ad
visor to the President.” Col. Lov
ing’s appointment was made ef
fective as of October 16. 1937
and he is to have charge of re
organizing the bands of the Phil
lipine Army under the provisional
government Col. Loving served in
tbs Phillipines 20 years ago as
hi ad of the famous Phillipine, Con
stabulary Band President Quezon
is a man of tremendous capabilities
and great character, and his sel
ection of a colored American to
perform this task is significant
Mrs. Loving and their son, Wal
ter H., Jr . are in Manila with Col
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Audiences Acclaim
Metz Melody Hour
The new program entitled the
"Metz Melody Hour" which is
broadcast over radio station
WAAtV every Sunday afternoon
from four to five o’clock has al
ready proven itself a great suc
cess. Sponsored by tihe Fontenelle
Brewing Company of Omaha, ma
kers of Metz, Robin Hood and Mete
Jubilee Beers, the "Metz Melody
Hour” is broadcast directly from
the stage of the Sokol Auditorium,
2234 So. 13th street in Omaha, and
the public is invited to attend. The
ticket of admission is a label of
any of the three beers mentioned
above. These programs are planned
not only to provide entertainment
and amusement for the people of
Omaha, but also to preserve the
traditional folk songs of tihe var
ious nations. Each week a differ
ent nationality is saluted, and e.n
tertianers from that nationality presented during th,, course of
the program. Other entertainers
include Rillys and the Metz Melo
dians, Hi Schneider, master of
ceremonies; Ben Vosik, baritone
soloist and the Polonians, an oct
ette of young men who sing both
Polish and American songs. It’s a
great show, plan to attend this
Sunday and got, the habit. It’s
worthwhile entertainment
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Raymond Powell and Eva Lee
Johnson were manned February
23 at 2:30 p. m at the home of
the groom’s mother, Mrs. Powell,
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7h« Omaha Cafe at 24th and
Burdette was raided Saturday
night, Febi-uary 26, at 3 a m. All
together 60 boys and girls were
taken to !thp stJation, also the pro
prietor, Levi James. The ease came
up for trial at 10:30 a. m Monday
morning February 28. Judge Battin
presided The attorney for the de. was Irvin C. Levin. He put
ur a very stiff argument in behalf
of his dints In a cross examina
tion by his attorney, the proprietor
said that he runs a soft drink es
tablishment and cafe and that he
does not sell any intoxicating li
The cafe is the only place that
is open after 2 a. m on the north
side. After hearing the defense at
torney and the prosecuting attor
ney’s pleas Levi James fined $25
and costs as keeper, with the rest
drawing suspended fines of a dol
lar mnd costs A crap game was
discovered at the address, police
The arrest ing officers were,
Baughmen, Captain Boxer, Cranick,
and Hinnie.
Memphis, Mar. 3 (ANP)—Found
lost Monday in an abandoned house
flooded by water from the Cold
water river, Wesley Yates, only
five years old, is in a hospital here
suffering from hunger and expos
ure, both feet and legs frozen and
facing the amputation of both legs
in an effort to save his life. Phy
sicians at John Gaston hospital
call it one of the most pitiful cas
es ever to come to their notice.
The boy’s relatives told police
attaches that in the excitement of
the flight from the house near
Pitchard, Miss, little Wesley was
completely forgotten. Food waters
had invaded th* home and there
was a wild scramble in the rush
for safety. Five days later a rela
tive returned to the house for cle
thing when the river had some
what subsided, found the child al
nost dead with hunger aad expos
ure, his frozen limbs infected.
federation officer
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fessor at Howard university and
vice president of the American
Federation of Teachers, a militant
and influential interracial organi
zation of educators, affiliat"!1 • :th
the A. F of L-, which is s- ’.'>'K to
improve standards, curr'cnla and
Kenexal conditions in American
schools, Mr. Willtrr««„„ is a iv • it.