The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, April 02, 1938, Image 1
U. S. Olympic Champion To Fight Vinciqueria Here ! Largest fjjf Cents j Negro Paper Per in Nebraska ______ Copy ^ . - /justicesequality HEW TO THeJIneA Entered » Second Cl**t Ma^er Po#t»ffv.-. v.-k* «ek»» OMAHA, NEBRASKA CATURDAY, APRIL 2, 1938 VOL. XI N 51 BOOKIE CASES STILL IN POLICE COURT . .—-- --—— ■ — — Boy Scouts Hold Merit Badge Show BIG CELEBRATION WILL BE HELD AT CITY AUDITORIUM ___ I Tlie Boy Scouts will hold a Merit Badge show at tip City / uditi rium on Friday and Satur day April 29 and 30. There will be 73 boths showing various scou activities that will make u.p ithe thaw. Tickets will (be sold by all Scouts who will be compel ng for cfish commissions and attendance prizes. There will also be a stage show with plenty of comedy. This will he one of the greatest shows that hi is ever been piesent d by the Boy Scoiuts. A capacity crowd is expected each nigh . The tickets will sell for twenty-five cents. Be sure and attend help vpur favorite troon win the cash prize and attendance prize. The attendance prize will go the troop that sr. 11s the ms*, itickets. The committee for the show in clude: chairman, A. I iRhowdes; Frank Pellegrin; publicity, W. L Byrone; booths, J. B Rosenzwoiy; Mlagie shew, Irving Beinalken; pro grams. W. L Wilcox; patrons, and prizes, Paul Willsie; and attend ance, J. R Mortality The Omaha Council Sponsors 3rd Forum Tho Omaha Council of the Na tional Negro Congress sponsored it* third monthly lv rum Sunday March 27, at the Urban league Community Center, at which time the local unit of '»he NAACP was pi evented in panel discussion. The theme being, “The Rights of a Citizen.' Dr. Wesley Jones, president of the local unit, delivered the piinii" pal address after which the meet ing was turned into a panel dis cussion on mar* vital issues per" taming +o the rights of citizens, among which were the right of ropresenation in the adminiistiaUve s'aff of 'he Ix>gan Fonbenelle Homes; the denial of Ngro repre sentation in many local enterprises who thrive from the support of • Negro patronage; the shelving of the anti lynching bill in which our tftate senators, Norris and Burke, took an active part to bring about, thereby slapping the Negro con st ituenti of Nebraska squarely in the fh«e. Mr. S. Edward Gilbert, executive secretary of the local council and ional representative for the Nation Negro Congress, rea at the conclusion of the panel discussion, itlhe following excerpts from a national release as it pertained to the pant taken by the NAACP in the nation wide effort to pass the Wagner-Van Nuys anti lynching bill: “The splendid work of the N A A CP recommends it for contin ued leadership in this vital strug gle. The National Negro Congress proposes to cooperate fully with the NAACP in bringing this bill back before Congress and in secur ing its passage at this present session of Congress. Mr. J. Westforook McPherson, president of the local council, pre sided. Correction Because of a typographical er ror it was stated in last week’s is sue that the Reid’s Pharmac> had purchased the Thull Drug Store at 24th and Seward streets. The statement should have read ‘.pur chased building in which the Thull Pharmacy was formerly located.” The Thull Drug Store is still in active operation three dooers south of 24th and Seward streets on the West side of the street. ^ Prize Book Published RICH \RD "RIGHT Twenty-n:ne y"av ol i Ms is 4 pni born Harlemite, whose v 1 m - of m vellas. “Undo Tom’s Chil dien.” has just b en published by I'n-nPr Brothers, New York- Mr. Wright recently wen a $500 prize for ;he Look in a nati<»n wide con test conducted by Story magazine, in which the n.veLies will also • !>• pear. Con'lost judgf s lavishly praised the young a nth r for hs brilliant work Negro Chamber of Commerce Meets The meriting otf the Negro Chamber of Commerce a.* the Urban League Community Center Thursday ever/ng was filled with enthusiasm as the Better Homes, Bettor Yards campaign t ok on shape. A report by the chairman of the Ret er Homes, Better Yards com mittee Mr. Dillard Crawford, brou ght to light the fact that the com mittee will :n the next few weeks launch an extensive publicity cam paign through which the commit tee hopes to secure the support cf every home, church, civic, social and political organization in its drive to make Omaha a -clean and sanitary' place in wwhich to live. The committee has been promised full cooperation by the City Health Department. Other imp rtant issues discussed were the developing of a definite boys work program, creating of jobs and the forming of a clearing house committee made up from, representatives of all existing Mens clubs. I>r. G. B. Lennox, president, I presided. __ File For Equal Pay Upper Marlboro. Md., April 2— A petition was filed in the circuit court hei'e today seeking ito have itbe board of education of Prince I George’s county and the superin-! dent of education equalize the] alaries between Negro and white ( school teachers. The petitioner in the case is Evelyn Elsie Cook, a ibeacher in the Chapel Hill colored elementary school The petition states that Miss Cook “and all other Negro teacher ami principals in the public schools of Prince George’s county are paid salaries less than thoe paid white teachers and principals in the public schools of Prince George’s county with identicahqualifications and experience ’’ No salaries are mentioned in the petition, but the salary of the petitioner is guessed to be about ?700 for an ight month's term, whereas the salary for whites for the same time is about $1,150 New Education Bill Fa if To Negroes Washington, April 2—The new federal education bill which will give millions of dollars bo the statbs to aid t hi cm with their i school has boon drafted so as to be | fair to Negroes in the states which have s»! pava'ie sehrols by law. The new bill, which Itakes the place ol i Vj? c’f' Harrison-Black Fle+ohei bill (S 419) was discussed here at a con^.-rerce Marsh 23 composed of approximately 100 representa tives of various o'ginization.s throughout, the Uol d States, in cluding the NAAfP ard other white and erhired groups. The bill s tattles: “In states where separate schools are maintained for separate races, the joint, plans shall provide for a just and eauibable distribution of the federal grants for the benefit of schools maintained for sep arate races withou* reduction hf the proportion of state and local funds spent for schools for the minority races” If the staibe spends ar.y portion of bhe grant® contrary to the join* plan, an equal amount is bo be withheld from the next; apportion ments bv 'he federal government until replaced. Just and equitable distributions ore provided for in the following ■'ctions of the bill: general aid for elementary and secondary edu cation; aid for teacher training schools; aid for school buildings; aid for adult education; an! a:d for library services It is specifically s* cited in the bill after eaeh of the sections dealing with the above subjects that a jusit and equitable distribution to Negroes is required in the states having separate schools hy law. In its proposition fnr fair treat ment of the Negro, (the new bill, which is based upon the report of the President’s advisory commis sion om education, embodies all the points raised by the National O ordnating Committee last year in its consideration of the Harrson Black Fiddlier bill The principle of equfitabl ledistrilbutvon to ttyi school population of the plates of i he respective laoes is embodied in the new bill. The initial appropriation author, izes 40 million dollars for thia fiscal year ending June 30, 1940 and this sum is to be increased to 140 million dollars for the lscal year ending June 30, 1945- For cbool construction the bill provides 20 millioru dollars for the first y°ar and 30. million dollar's each suc ceeding year through June 30, 1945 For rural libiary service the bill provides two million dollars for the fil'd year, increasing n,o six mil lion doji la rs the third year and specifically state® that equitable distribution of library sex-vice must be made for 'the benefit of minority races in the states which provide separate libi-ary sex-viee for separ. site races The oonfwenoe on March 23, which was attended by Charles H. Houdforu, sflffflcial counsel tof the NAACP, added to the bill a delni* tidn of jusit and equitable distribu. tion by providing that the funds expedit'd on Negi'o education in the states shall not be less than tihe percentage of the funds which the Negro population bear to the slate population POSTAL ALLIANCE AUX The Postal Alliance Auxiliary held is regular meeting at t he heme of Mrs. Ollie Lewis, 2415 Blondo street- So beautifully did the hostess serve a delicious and delightful lundhaom that it was more than enjoyed by everyone A short talk was given by the president. The meeting was closed after a lovely evening Mrs. C B Wilks, President ART OLIVER FIGHTS HERE MARCH 31 ST Bv BILLIE DAVIS Art Oliver, Negro heavyweight and HCf; Olvmplc champion, whn . hails f, rev. Chp'-gc, will fight Car! V’nciquc h>. <*„.,w.,r tonrn mat;e of Oliver, in tie m t'n. event at the CViy Aitli'oium, Tliur dny might, March 31. Oliver is a great fight r, with ptootir nf minch and is exnec'ed to give Vindqueria plenty of troubl" ; Vineinuerin will enter the ring a '’li'dit favorite over ''.he Ch'eago lad. This hattle will bp well worth seeing- Promoter Mike Clnyt n is giving the fight fan a great card, ns ha nhvnvs hris done .Mr. Clayton ;s bring boxing ,-p in Omaha hv hiving some the best punchers in the country here. On the same card in the prelim* innrios is that great little fighter Buddy MnOtHe of Wichita, who will meet Rob Vienner, athletic in structor of the Cudahy Athletic Club an I who is also the trainer of ‘he W' rid Tfmiald Golden Glojves Chimriions. He and Roy FePon will leave for Boston with the Oharmmons Fridav night, April 1, at 9:30 in n special car. -o Henderson PI a vs For Omaha Crowd Fletcher Henderson and his swing band was in the city Sunday night for a danoe engagement at ♦ he beautiful Obermomt ballroom. He broadcast at 10:45 over WOW. With Henderson is a new find Oh u die .Ridhfirds'on, one of the sweetest vocalist® you would want to hear. He is a very fipe chap with plenty of personality. He hails from Baltimore, Md. Tho band is on the way hack East, from the west coast where ♦hy>v have been playing in ®ome of the best clubs. On the coast. Mr. Henderson is well km wn bv his theme song, ‘‘Christntnher Columbus.’’ He has one of (the greatest swing bards in the country. He has composed a lot of swing music for the king of swing, Benny Goodman Henderson is a graduate of Atlanta university where he was n star all around athlete. He is a member of he Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. THRIFTY 12 ART CLUB The Thrifty 12 Art club met , Tuesday March 22, at the home1 of Mrs Viola Oliver, 3018 W St.. wltih the president, Mrs. 0 T Whitlow, presiding We are deeply I grieved to know Mrs. Minnie Williams is yett unable to meet wth us We do hape she will soon be up and out again. The club welcomed the new member, Mrs Luebirda Arnold, of j 2875 Binney street. Mi®s Addie | Foxall wa.s our guest She played, and sang many beautiful numbers. The hostess served a lovely luncheon which was enjoyed by all Everyone seemed quite busy on their many different, kinds of pieces during the time. Nearly everyone expressed him self on the housing project At the end everyone seemed to put forth the idea that a bird in the hand is worth a dozen or more in the tree tops. Much work was accomplished for the afternoon M. Robinson N. Y. School Board Bars Picture Show New York, April 2—The Board of Education of il.be city of New York in risponse to a letter from the NAACP. has de id >d not to permit ithe showing if the film “Tho Birth of a Nation” in» tho city schools. Superintendant Harold G Camp tell has written tihe NAACP fol lowing the protest of the Associa tion i hat the board members wit nessed a showing of the film ar.il n greed that it (.tight* be shown in the sya'em. The NAACP protes* was sent after the Stone Film Library had sent circulars to principals of the oitv offering to rent *lho film “as an educational feature” ■-o-■— May Day Festival Committee Meets Monday evening ait the YWCA, iht Allowing churches sent either in prson or by proxy, their repre en.'ativos to aid in formulating j /.rj; for the scfcond May Day festival that is scheduled for Sun* way, May 22: St. John A ME. Christ Temple, Second Baptist, Clarinda. Iowa, Bethel Baptist, M*. Moriah, Metropolitan Spiritual, Bulhel A ME, Pleasant Green, and tho Seventh Day Adventist. Mr. Booker Washington was appointed secretary of the group. The committee announces a second meeting at the ‘Y’, Monday evening, Apri 14 at 7 p. m. and urges eVevry church interested in the cultural welfare of the youth to be present in otrder thait plane may be completed. Mr. E. Edward Gilbert sponsor, and Miss Ethel Jones, general irector, are seeking the coopera tion of all churches includin'' Council Bluffs and Lincoln in making (this tho greatest demon stnation of youth tcilen in music ever witnessed in Omaha. Apartments Yet Open ! At Fontenelle Homes The management of the Logan Fontenelle Homes announues that there yet available apartments, that may be leased, emphasizing the fact that they are vithlly con cerned about people in the lower income bracket whose salaries range around $6r,.00 per month. You are urged to come to the office of the Logan Fontenelle Homes and make application for these apartments which are mo dern in every respect. Your health and comfort should be the paramount issue of your home life. Then why live in de lapidated houses without the pro per ventilation and plumbing, when you cam secure a modem apartment, a home of high grade const motion, built according to specification calling for the install ation of modern facilities at a reasonable rent which includes light, gas, water, gas stove and refrigeration plus a beau/tiful landscape surrounding all of which go to make on Tdenl home and community life. Privea $23.95 to $24.95 -o QUACK CLUB Friday night was soicial night. The social commititee planned games and other entertainment for the girls. Social night is held once a miomth for the purpose of grtting acquainted with the new girls. A number of girls attended Sun day morning services at the Pres byterian church. The girls met at the church ami wept in as a group. A very interesting sermon was de livered by Rev. J. S. Williams. Mrs. Gladys Pullum, the branch executive secretary, gave a very interesting Iboolk review on the book “The Hunger” by John Boy er. ATTORNEYS CAN NOT AGREE ON THE CITY ORDINANCES I)r Betliune to be Here DU MARY MeLEOD BETHUNE l>r. Mary McLeod Bafhune, pies" ident of Bothune Cookmnn College of Daytone Beach, Fla., will mnke her first visit to Omaha Tuesday April 12th. Dr. BeiJhune is on an inspecMon tour of NYA prw jects in the middl west her capaci.y as director of the division of Negro affai's of the National Yoin'h Administration. She is making two stops ini Nibr aska. One here and the ether in Lincoln. The vuri us social agencies and other organizations interested in the welfare of youth, working in co-opentation with the loea 1 and stale NYA. Official* have outlined an extensive on day schedule that will keep ithe distinqu.ished visitor busy on a series f activities, inelud | ing a lucheKun ait the Chamber of Commere, a rndio interview an in* pectoin tour of the local projects, a dinner nuceting ait tht Urban League, a public mass metting at Zion Baptist church .followed by a leception at tht YWCA. Seattle Teachers Hear Wm. Pickns Seattle. Wash. April 2—The public school teachers association of Seattle has invited Wiiliam Pickens, director of branches of the NAACP, to speak ’to them on the work of the NAACP. They chose the topic for the address 1 can Pickens is in Seattle on a month’s leave of absence fiom the NAACP as a lecturer for the forum division of the U. S Bureau if Education Dean Pickens spoke also before ihe Seatttie chapter of the Ameri can Association of University Women in the house of the Dau ghters of the American Revolution He reports itha/t people are attend* in.g the regular forum lectures from as far as 160 miles from Seattle. -o Catholic Youth Urge Interracial Justice Providence, R. I . April 2—A pronouncement urging Catholic college young people throughout Ihe country ito insist on interracial justice was issued here March 20 by the Catholic Intercollegiate In terracial conference Catholic college students were called upon to make a thorough study of interracial justice in the1 light of the encyclical of Pope Pius XI; to insist that the interracial program be included in the gen eral course of student Catholic action; land that every Catholi collegian set an example in race relations by his indivdual conduct The student conference was ad dressed by Charles H Houston, NAACP special counsel, and Fa ther John LaFarge. )(c Th<> case rtf Charlie Johnson, Don Mao. in. and William Brown* a Vegrto. who wt-«- arrested on March 17 at 14041 ^ Fatnam street, ‘bird was ctTs*'nu'd until Wednesday, March .10, by Judge Holmes All three of the mer.t were charged with keeping a disorderly hruso and inmates. The evidence that was produced by th" arresting officers was race horse forms, money sack, with a bit of change in it. and sdueral sips. Also a package of pencils were introduc' ed. Charles Johnson was named as proprietor. Several invcsitigators that said they were hired by Bob Snmrdick, funner police chief, testified that hry were given nrficy by Mr. Smaradick to go ou' and place bets on horses in the different bookies and -Co go hack ar»d report to him Fach inrvea* igator said that, he was «n a regular salary of $25.00 a week. A/tty- Beyle for the defense said 1 hat these men arc charged with being the keepers of a disorderly house. nnj a disorderly house under section 18 of the Ordinance of the City of Omaha he ‘a person dealing with intoxicating liquors. Assisran: Prosecuting Attorney Finnehnn said that Sections 17 and 18 f the City Ordinance read the same. He and Atty Boyle couldn’t agree, so Judge Holmes put the case off. until the Ordinance be cheeked. Several other bookie cases are waiting for trial, that are similar to this one. but they won’t come up until the outcome tf this case is over --n Sigma Delta Tau Honors Dean Of Terrell Law School The Lex Club of the Sigma Delta Tau fraternity will gave a dinner in the honor of George A. Parker, dean of Robert H Terrell Law school, Saturday evening, March 26. at 'the Capital Pleasure club. A unique program was pre; pared under the general chairman* ship of William 0 Woodson, pre sident. Those assisting were: Geo Parker, arrangentonts; W. T Thomas, speakers; G. S Davis, on* tentainment: Norris Tymona, dle corationn and menu; R. Feather stone, reservations; H. W Dele garde. W A T Jenkins and F. B Parker, publicity; and the Misses Flaxie M. Pinkett, Rose F Ford, Marj(*rie A McKinzie. Genieva E. Davis, E B. Briggs; Mesckunes Bessie Chase and M. A Haywood receiving the guests It was an invitational affair. -o Cast of 65 to Give Gypsy Operetta One of the most beautiful at tractions to be fiven during the colorful operetitta. “The Gypsy Troubadour,’ which will be given Monday evening, May 9, at the Dreamland Hall. A special stage will be construct' d to assomodate this large kroup of players. The auditorium will be converted into a beautiful Spanish garden, where a carnival will be held after the operetta. Music groups appearin'* n this delightful production wll be ih« Las Cantores Lo» Am:pr. end Junior Culture Gir1 The Tip"”' -*‘a v-11 b- ■ tv’er the \ direction of Mis F < h.d Jones.