The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, March 12, 1938, Image 1

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Entered as Ser«nd CTaaa Mutterat Postoffiee, Omaha. Nebraska- OMAHA, NEBRASKA SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 1938 VO!/ XI, NO. 46
Urges Voters to Register Now for Coming Election
Elected to Honor Fraternity at Omaha U.
J. Westbrook McPherson, senior j
student at the Municipal Univer
sity of Omaha, was elected to Al- '
pha of Nebraska Chapter of Alpha
Kappa Delta. National Honor Fra
ternity in Sociology “ inrecogni
tion” of his “interests and at
tainment in the field of sociology .
_ .high scholastic standing and
social personality
In addition to an eventful school
life, McPherson has been activ°
as a youthful and militant worker
in civic, economic and political af
fa'ifrs of the race; he is now serv
ing as the President of the Omaha
Council of the National Negro
Congress, State Director of the
Elks’ Educational Movement, and
State Director of the, Roosevelt’s
First Voters’ League. He is also a
member of Kappa Alpha Psi and
Tau Kappa Xi fraternities
Youth Council Will
Perfect Organization
The Omaha Youth Council will
meei Friday evening at the Urban
League beginning at 7:30 p m-, for
the purpose of forming a pe,rmar$‘
ent organization.
All youth who are interested in
an organization that has been set
up for the purpose of bringing
about a better social and economic
condition for the boys and girls of
Omaha, are urged to be present
and f»ke a part in this all import,
ant election.
Folowing the election of officers
there will be a social period Don’t
forget the time and place, Friday
evening at 7:30 p. m-, Urban Lea
gue Be on hand and and vote for
individuals whom you deem qualifi
ed- The Colored WPA orchestra
will furnish the music.
The clinic which opened at the
Zion Baptist church, February 16,
has created much interest in the
community. Many patients are
seeking and receiving medical aid
at the clinic which is open each
Thursday from 3 to 6 p. m All
persons who are unable to employ
a regular physician for medical
aid, are eligible to be treated at
the clinic.1
Tacoma Visitor Feted
One of tha most charming visit
ers Omahan’s have been privileged
to meet for some time was Mrs.
Anna Laura Buck, widow of the
late Captain John Buck of the U.
S Army, retiied, of Tacoma.
Wash., who stopped off here for a
few days to visit with her friends.
Sgt. and Mrs Isaac Bailey of 2816
Pi att street.
Mrs- Buck was returning to her
home after a two months trip to
Washington, I>. C. her former hmne
and to New York City
During her short stay here, sh? I
was the motif for several delight
ful soc;al courtesies. Friday after
noon, Mrs. Rae Lee Jones Honored
her with a theatre, party; Satur
day Mr and Mrs. Saybert Hanger
took Mrs. Buck on a motor sight
seeing trip o'er the. city; Sunday
afternoon. Mrs. Cecilia W Jewell
gave an elaborate dinner at her
home 2233 Grant street. Covers
were laid for eight Sunday even
ing, Sgt. and Mrs. Bailey invited
a few of their friends in to meet
them guest- Among those present
re re: Dr. and Mrs. D D Gooden,
Mr. and Mrs. J. D Crawford, Dr
»nd Mrs G. B. Lennox, Rev. and
Mrs. E. M. Wright. Dr and Mrs W
W Peeples. Mesdames A. L. Wil
son, John Albert Williams. J C.
Donley, Florentine Pinkston. Cecel
ia W. Jewell, J. C Jewell, Jennie
Scott and Misses Lena Paul, Jen
nie Rob'nson, Rae Lee Jones
Monday afternoon Mrs. G D.
Gordon of 3007 No 30th street
gave a beautifully appointed lunch
eon complimenting Mrs. Buck.
Covers were laid for the honored
guest. her hostess, Mrs Isaac
Bailey and Mesdames A. L. Wilson.
.1 C. Donley and Mrs. Cecilia W
Jewell, Following the lbncheon.
Dr. Jones Returns
From Washington
I)r Wesley Jones. Omaha physi.
c’an. returned last week after
three months spent in research
work dealing with the control and
prevention of veneral disease «t
the B'reedman hospital, Washing
ton, D. C He was one of the four
doctors who completed the course
supervised by the U- S. Public
Health Administration, under Dr
Parran, surgeon g neral of the U.
I S. Department of Health.
| Dr. Whitter. the fifth member of
I the group was appointed lecturer
on veneral disease in the southern
states by the government.
Dr. Jones will make several lec
tures in the state concerning the
control, management and preven
tion of veneral diseases. He said
that he met many former Omaha ns
who are now making their homes
in Washington and they all were
doing very well
Omaha Council of
N. N.C: Will Hold,.
Second Forum
The second Forum of 1938 will
be sponsored Sunday afternoon at
3:30 by the Omaha Council of the
National Negro Congress at the
Urban League.
The Negro Commercial club will
conduct a panel discussion on the
Housing Condition of Omaha
Dr. T. E Sullenger, head of the
Sociological department of Omaha
university wit be the principal
speaker Dr. Sullenger who has
conducted several surveys based on
the sociological condition of Oma.
ha will bring a wealth of material
for your consideration. The gen
eral public is cordially invited to
attend this meeting and join in the
Mrs. Buck made a special call upon
Mrs. Hiram Greenfield, a shut-in
at her beautiful Dundee home. She
k-fit Monday evening for her home
in Tacoma.
Heard on National Broadcast
Clyde Barrie whose rich bawtone
woice wag again heard on the
"Heinz Magazine of the Air,’ dur
ng the February 27th concert over
~BS from 5:00 to 5:30 p. m. EST,
Barrie sang “The JI ills of Home’’
and ‘The Lord Chord,’ accompan
ied by Mark Wamow’ orchestra
and chorus.
New York, Mar, 10—Without
I making any open threats or dis
I dosing any immediate plans of
I actfdn, the National Association
for th0 Advancement of Colored
People today 'ssue-l a statement
urging all citizens who nr„ quali
! fied to vote to register and be
ready for the coming elections
“We have important tasks, ahead
jf 11s,” the statement said, ‘‘in
:he 1938. 1940 and later elections
and we cannot perform those tasks
| unless Negroes are qualified to
The association emphasized that
it is not interested jn what politi
J cal parties Negro citizens join, but
I in their registration so that they
| can vote when the time comes.
In reply to a question as to whe
ther or not the NAACP will dir
ect any political action as an af
termath of the anti-lynching bill
failure, association executives
avoided giving any comment It
was learned from other quarter
however, that the NAACP is by no
means taking the anti-lynching bill
defeat lying down. It has merely
ret red to a perfect strategy which
is certain to be announced and to
bo followed up in the spring and
Some hint of the attitude of the
association may be secured from
the comment of Walter Winchell.
widely syndicated columnist, who
declared in his column of February
28: “The National Association for
the Advancement of Colored Peo
ple is taking the defeat of the an
ti-lynching bill grimly, but pati
ently. The abrogation of the two
thirds rule (for nomination in the
Democratic National Convention)
breaks the hold of the Solid South.
The Negro vote, they believe, con
trols. the ddst'my of 17 states ”
For the present, the association
W urging a heavy registration of
colored voters throughout the
North and West and in all those
southern states where they have
th^ least chance of voting, The let
ter sent today to NAACP branches
by Walter White, secretary, urging
registration states:
“Stress that the NAACP is not
Interested in what party ticket or
candidates are voted for, but in
the registeration of every qualified
Negro. Get ministers, civic groups,
women's organizations, labor
groups, and others to stress un
ceasingly this important matter.
Particularly important is this in
states where the Negro vote po
tentially holds the balance of po
wer, and in southern states. There
are several of the latter like Vir
ginia. North Carolina. Kentucky,
and Tennessee where more Ne
groes could register and vote if
they would only do so It will mean
a sacrifice for some to pay accum
ulated poll tares but that sacrific0
should bo urged. We have import
ant tasks ahead of us in the 1938
1940 and later ejections and we
cannot perform those tasks unless
Negroes are qualified to vote. Ob
tain from the secretary of state, of
your state election laws and a
statement of qualifications requir
ed and the procedure; to be follow
ed in registering.”
Commercial Club To
Map Out Campaign
The Negro Commercial club will
hold it# regular meeting at the
Urban League Thursday evening
at 8 p. m. at which time the com
mittee composed of Messrs Dillard
Crawford, Chairan, Paul Holliday.
A. Mameler, C. Coeman and F
Carter will make their report as to
the outlined prngam which shall
he followed in the launching of a
Better Home. Better Yard cam
paign All Negro men interested
are urged to attend.
Mrs. Henry Brncey of Chicago
was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Wm
Brown of 1230-7th Avenue, Council
Bluffs. Many social affairs were
in her honor. Mrs Bracey is very
attractive, and is very popular in
The Salem Missionary Society
was well attended March 4 The
spirit was high all through the
meeting. One visitor was with us.
The Bible instructor taught us a
beautiful lesson It was enjoyed by
i all. The mission will meet at the
home of Mrs. Ader Watson. 1609
No 27th street. Come out and be
| with us. Visitors are nways wel
Mrs Mary Alexander. Pres.
Mrs. Inez Henderson, Reporter
Beauticians Organize
An Omaha un't of the National
Beauty Culturers was organized
at the APJhouse Beauty school.
2122 No. 22ml street. The officers
elected are as follows: president,
Mrs. C Althouse; vice president.
Hazel Parker; secretary, Homer
McCraney; assistant secretary,
Bessie Mae West; treasurer, Ven
j ey Walker and reporter, Mable
I Thomas.
All beauty operators interested
in this movement are, extended an
h.vitiation to become a member.
Mrs. Gussie Nelson was hostess
to the club Tuesday. March 1
There's no nerd to wonder, for our
president is always present on time
with a new quotation and its au
thor. After a few minutes of busi
ness discussion, the hostess then
served a very nice luncheon..
Mrs Pearl Lee is unable to be
out. Hurry Mrs Lee we sure miss
We were happy to have Mrs
Tyson. Sr. and Mrs. Tyson, Jr as
our guests Mrs. Tyson, Sr. said
she had enjoyed the visit with us
and she had hoped to become a
member of the club someday, Mrs.
Tyson, Jr asked if she could meet
next week.
M. Robinson
' Robert Hutchinson, 55 16131^
North Twenty-first street, was
struck and fatally injured by a bit
and run driver, shortly before 5:30
a, m Sunday morning as he step,
pod from the curb to board a street
:ar at 20th and Cark streets.
The car which was described by
an eye witness as a large black Or
dark green Sudan going south at
a high rate of speed, struck Mr
Hutchinson at the intersection
hurled his body 25 feet.
A police ambulance rushed the
victim to Nicholas Senn hospital
too late to save, his life. According
to police physician, death was due
to a fractured skull Compound frac
ture of both legs and a chest in
jury It was thought he was killed
almost instantly.
Mr. Hutchinson had left hi* hom8
only a few minutes when the fatal
accident happened, on his way to
lie was employed at Nick Sara,
'ovic’s restaurant, 709 South Six
teenth street.
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Gives Library to Fisk College
A library of one thousand vol- ]
umes which I>r. Robert E. Park
has toileted, because these special
books have been found useful to
him and his sociology students at
the University of Chicago, has just
been given to Dr. Charles C. John
son with the understanding that
they be held in trust for the use
of the Social Science institute at
Fisk university Dr. Park hopes
that they will form the nucleus of
a larger collection available to
students .interested in the broader
studies of race.
When Dr. Johnson decided to '
give up his work as editor of Op
portunity to direct the department
of Social Science at Fisk, he d'd
it with the advice of Dr. Park
Three years ago, Dr. Park joined
the Fisk faculty, and together they
have set up a Race and Culture
Seminar which is attracting wide
spread notice Only two other such
courses are offered, one at the
University of Honolulu where Dr.
Park lectured four years ago, and
one at the University of Chicago
This year the group at Fisk has
centered its attention on problems
of acculturation involving the Ne
go, Indian, and Latin peoples of
Brazil where social, economic and
cultural aspects of racial problems
are similar to those in America.
Dr. Park’s library is made up of
books and magazines containing
much source material throwing
light on the history of th,. Jew’sh
people and on racial situations in
Hawaii. Japan, Chins, Africa,
South America and the United