The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, July 30, 1938, Image 1

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Claims South Offers Superior Advantages ,
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New Orleans July 20 (By Leon
Lewis for ANP)—Giving whac
he calls a comparison in the de
velopment of the Negro in the
North and South based on his
.cb 'TV&tive study of existing con
ditions, Rev. H. H, Dunn recent*y
returning from the general coun
cil of Congregational Christian
■--« Churches at Beloit, Wis., places
con ditions of housing and enviro
* la.icnt foremost in effect on gen
eral racial developments. Rev,
Bunn is ore of the most active
figi j in Louisiana s religious and
civic work, and is a very familiar
with the existences concerning
Negroes in this area. He said.
•‘Outward appearances would lead
one to believe that Negroes in the
North and Middlewest, on a whole
enjoy better advantages than those
in the South, but a more scrutin
izing investigation showed that
the Negro is liable to more per
capital advantage economically in
the South than those of Oie upper
section of the country.”
North Pays “Strained
In commenting on the North
ern Negi’oes, he explained that
where you see a small percentage
■of the Negro papulation drawing
salaries equivalent to those of
other nationality groups in Chi
cago aiyl Detroit, especially, the
vast majority are drawing “strain
ed wages.’’ He furthed explained
that there is a great tendency on
the part of the Northern Negro to
live above bis income, more so
than the South because of the
avenues into which he is invited
to spend- Briefly, summing up
this situation, he said that the
difference between the two sec
tions of the country is this: The
North oTers the Negm unlimited
avenues for spending his money,
and few for earning it, while the
South broadens his avenue of
earning, and forces his spending
into a narrow channel of business
of his own race
Decries Housing Conditions
Getting back to his most impor
tant angle of comparison, the
housing situation, living condi
tions, and environmental effects,
Ihe said, “Although you find Ne
groes living in fine apartments,
and a few having fine estates and
country homes, the vast majority
of those who live in the “black
belt” are -subjected to housing
conditions within these well-con
structed buildings that present a
slum clearance problem much
greater than that of the South.”
To substantiate his view, he
pointed out tl)at in the South
while we have small cottages and
huts and in some instances, nc
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M. L. Entires has been a friend
of the colored people for many
years and has rceogntzed them
while he held the office of Doug
las County Sheriff by appointing
Dudley Wright as deputy sheriff.
Mr. Endres kept him as deputy
' = for the full four year term of his
I administration. Prior to that time
the colored people had never re_
cei'ed such recognition from this
Mr. Endrai wag also instrumen
tal in forming the first Demo
cratic Club on North Twenty
Fourth Street and has helped ma
tterially in running and financ
ing the club. He feels that his
many friends have not forgotten
him and will be out helping nom
inate him at the primaries Au
gust 9th.
Two Prominent
'prominent yolnc, OMAIMN !
Hubert Ieeker D'xon passed
away on the 23rd of July at the
Lutheran Hospital. Mr, Dixon’s
passing was a surprise* and shod:
to the community a3 he had only
been; ill three days.
Mr. Dixcn was Fort
Gibson, Oklahoma, November 1st
1907. He is a graduate of IJncoln
jHigh Sefhool, a student at Paul
Quinn and Omaha University, He
was married to Miss Eva D d.son
August 4th, 1932. He was employed
by the McFarland and Kennedy
Realestate Co. for the past 12
years. He was a member of the
I e-Thes, Mullins, and secretary of
the Beau Brummel Club.
He leaves to mourn his passing,
a wife, Mrs. Eva Mae D'xcn, a
sister, Mrs. Marie Hayes, an uncle,
Mr. Eland Dixon, a father and
mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John
Dotson, n sister-in-law, Miss
Asilee Dotson, a godmother, Mrs.
Daisy Love, and a host of friends.
Athur W. Reynolds, 281Q Grant
Street, passed away July 22nd.
j M- Reynolds had been in the em
ploy of the Pullman Co. fcr the
past twenty-five years. He has
lived in Omaha siince 1917.
Surviving him arc a wife, Mrs.
Cleota Reynolds, two sons, Arthur
Jr. and Robert, two step children,
Mercedes and Divid, all of Oma
ha. A mother, Mrs. I. L. Reynolds
and abrother, S. E. Reynodls, both
of Atlanta, Ga.
2 Firemen Killed In
Denver Colo., July 28—(By
Alice Lamb for ANP)—Capt. G.
W. Brooks, 48, one <o£ the best
known officials of the local firo
department, and Fireman James
E. Simpson were killed and others
seriously injured last Friday when
two fire trucks collided while
answering a call to Blitch’s Gar
dens, Denver amusement park.
Both were colored.
Of tbofr reported severly hurt,
James E. Harrison, 43. and Syd
ney Frelcw, 28, were also colored.
One truck turned over after coll,
iding with a large ladder truck,
the crash being dsscrib"id by
George Daves, a witness, who said
’‘Firemen were tumbled from th°
trucks like tenpins.”
,Eight police squad cart;, two
ambulances and a policcc ponol car
rushed to thi scene and rushed
the injured fire fighters to the ^
hospitar. A crowd of 8,004 -watch- '
ed firemen fight th,n blaze, said to
have been started when park em
ployees failed to turn off an am- j
pliffer system after an. afternoon j
LaFayette, La. July 28 (ANP)
—According to Joseph A. Francis
general chairman convention com
mittee, more than 2,000 delegates
and visitors are expected here
Aug. 1,4 to attend the bvennial
1 convention of thp Knights and
Ladie^ of Clavet. The men will
meet at St. Paul church the women
at Good Hope Hall. Louis Israel,
supreme knight, and Mrs. A. R.
Aubry supreme lad/ will preside
i over theire respectiv divisions.
Returns from Gettysburg
DR. J. H. GARNETT, disting
ushed minister and dean of the
American Bapti t Theological
Seminary at Nashvdle. who has
just returned from the 75th arni
versary of the battle of Gettys
burg, seated with Joes Wrplan,
white, a fellow veteran. The life
story of Dr. Garnet, who is 91
years old, reads like an epic.
A slave boy in Georgia, caught up
by Union soldiers in Sherman’s
march to the sea, he wa„ tab**!1 Pig
New York where he enlisted under
age but fell irl in South Carolina
and never wag cjig ged in Wattle.
Thrifty and ambitous he later
worked hia way through Georgia
college securing B8 A. B, and M.
A. regree, \yi,lh another later
fj m the University of ©ii*ngq.
Hip homb is in Gan-, Ind., where
his daughter, Mrs. Ida Guy, is a ,
prominent teacher. Deijpite his ad- j
vaficod age and his physical con
dftioU he is totcellent and his mirnl
is hc; keemi fiS that of many men
^forfcy ytfaVs hi- Jmvor. He ’epoit_
cd grand treatment and a wonder- j
ful experience at Geatsburg.
u _(ANP) [
Killers Must Stand Trial
For Manslaughter
Chicago, July 28 (CNA)—Pri
son sentences loomed this week
for four suspnded white policemen
accused of fatally beating John
Robinson, 33 year old West Side
Negro to death.
Leadei’s of the West Side Citi
zen Organization sought indict
ment:! for manslaughter against
the four officers —John Bowen,
Bernard White, Edward Brown
and Fred Herman all of Maxwell
Strc'et Station after the civil ser
vice commission took under ad
visement charges that the police
men assaulted Robinson on April
Tho weak defense for the feur
officers crumbled completely when
their attorney, A. L. Marovity,
failed to prove a past police re
cord for Robinson before the
beating on April 2, and after Dr.
Andrew J- Toman, medical sup
ervvisor at the Hou e of Cerrect
ion, testified that Robinson’s
death might have regulted from
it.juries inflicted by the Maxwell
Street officers.
First exposed by Chicago Bu
reau of the Crusader News Agen
cy and thq Daily Record of this
city, the Robinson case seemed
■headed toward a smashing cli
max as complaints against the
four CZZmiHi T.~<| ti*
Branch Ray, 124© Rce.sevelt Road
chairman cf the West Side Citiz
ens Organization; Mrs. Cleona
Robinson, 1111 W. Roosevelt Road
Assihtfcanfc SaiRve’s Attorney
James J. Cherry told a delegation
of 12 headed by Mr. Ray, chair
man of the We t Side Citizen’s
Organization this week that his
office would congider indictment
of the four policemen after study
ing the coroner’s record and also
the new evidence give,n in the c;v
il service commission during the
past two days.
Howard Uni. Starts
Student Fund
Washington, D. C., July 28 (A..
N. P.)—The board of trustees of
Howard university has established
the E. A. Balloch Student Loan
Fund to serve as a revoling loan
fund providing gmall, short.twne
■ loans to medical students. The
[fund is named in honor of Dr. Ed
!wrard A- Balloch, who served the
university as a teacher for 50
years and for 25 years a? Dean
| of the School of Medicine. It was '
made possible by donations from
iDr . Balloch; the Cook County
(.Physicians’ Association Chicago; i
Dr. Maxwell Liebcrman, Medicine, 1
1026; Dr. Sammucl Lenipert, Med
[icine, 1930; and from university .
fundg already in hand to be uhed
for aid to medical students..
I _r>_
Joplin, Mo., July 28 (ANP)—
Fred W. Dabney civic fraternal
and political leader of Kansas City
and a nationally known GOP
stand-patter, last week was re_
elected grand master of the Ma- ;
sonic Grand Lodge of Missouri for |
his 14th term. Grand Master Dab
ney is regarded as one of the
aatMMf'ft be*t informd men on Ma
sonic rituals
Other officers elected are C. C.
Hubbard. Sedia, deputy grand
master; G. K. Ford Senior War
den; W. C. Reid, Fulton, junior
warden; Elmer Jack-ton Kansas
City, secretary; W. >B. Key, St.
Louis, treasurer; J. C. Patton,
Kansas City, chaplain; William
Jacobs Richmond, grand lecturer;
H. A. Langdon, Moberly secretary
of relief; H. H. Curtis, Joplin,
member of relief board; and L.
W. Fairchild, Popular Bluff mem
| her of relief board.
Atlanta a. July 28 (By Jesse P.
Thomas for AN P)—All persona
who are planning to attend the
38th session of the National Ne„
gro league Convening in Houston
Tex., Augst 17-Ip nad who anti
pa to any difficulty in securing
Pullman, accomodations from any
point >n the United States, are
advised to commnfcate with the
' an ;p elation commissioner, 250
Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, Ga
It doesn’s matter from what
point, one contemplate^ traveling,
the facilites of the office will ho
placed nt his disposal. This doe*
not apply to pCrfiong who are tra.
veling in large numbers where
special Pullman cars have been
urovided; it applies particularly to
indvduuls who are nut traveling in
large groups
Alabama Girl» Wins
YMCA. Scholarship
New York, .July 20 (ANP) —
Mia-, Jessie Maddox, June gradu
ate of Talladega college bajoring
in Tlnglish and social studies, was
the orjy colored student in the
group of ten recently awarded
two-year scholarship hv the na
tional Board YMCA. The awards
went to college graduates for
funher study combined with prac
tienl experienc' in group work.
Of the 54 applicants for the
scholar.-hH, 32 completed the, re
quirements and It) were finally se
lected on the basis of scholarship
and general fitness for YMCA
work- Miss Maddox will bo associa
ted with the South parkway
branch YMCA in Theological Se
New York, July 28 (By J. D.
M'tchell for ANI*)—Miss Ethel
Waters presided at the meeting
of th Negro Actors guild held Sun
day afternoon at Small’s Paradise
club. A silent tribute was given to
the memory of two former mem
bers, James Wedon Johnson and
Arthur Schobmurg, A boat ride
was planned for August 15 on the
S. S. City of Delaware.
Handy and Vodrey Present
Among the hundred or more
persons present were W. C. Handy
Will Vodrey, Flody Snelscn, Leigh
Whipper, Virginia Given, Canada
Ice, J. DeWitt Spencer, Laura
Rhodes, Charlie Davis.
Mis.* Campbell, Francis Mass
Mann, Rosetta Lenoire, Percy
Verwayne, Moselle Molmes Flor
ence Richardson, Millie Holmes,
Inez Wilson Fanny Saubers Helen
Brummer, Ann Western, Maurice
Ell's, Kenneth iRenwiek, Anita
Bush, A Hie Burgayne, Mrs. Cecil
Scott, Ida Forsythe, Eva Jessye;
Theodore Howard, Laura Bowman,
Wilhelmina Williams.
L arena Apperton, Cherkogee
Thornton, Slide Sutton, Lillian
Donaldson, Julia Mitchell Pauline
Myers, Ot?h Marse, Thurmon Jack
son, Herretta Lovelace, Mercedes
Hilbert, Joe Jordo, Lloyd Thomas
and Alberta Martin.
YoJngest Member of Guild
Jessye Mae Spears daughter of
Eve Jessye, New York Choral
conductor, and Charles Spears 37
year old retired South Carolina
landlord, becomes the youngest
member of the Negro Actor’s
giuld this week. Jessye Mae made
her theatrical debut in ‘(Porgy
and Bess” in California, and is
but nine years of age.
Los Angeles, Julv 28 (ANP)—
Appointment of John H. Owens,
vice president Inter-national
Workers’ order Southern Califor
nia district, to the executive board
jU, S. To Hold Examin
ation For $19,000.00
I A Year Job
*? i 4
Lai.; Angeles branch .American
League for Peace and Democrarcy
jwas announced this week. The
'league is heeded by Dr. Harry E.
|Ward, president Council of White
|Churches, American.
Chicago, July 28 (ANP)—Mem
bers of the National Beauty Cul
turists League, headed by Marjo
rie Stewart Joyner, president will
hold their annual convention here
Sept. 6-9 ii lusive the session to
be held at Savoy ballroom. Morn.
,ing meetings will include practi
cal demonstrations of all pha os
of beauty culture W expert and ;
by n form typ • of discussion in I
iwhich ideas criticisms, sugges- [
tior.s and experiences will be shar
ed. Evening session’1 will contain
fentures of special interest to the
general public. Chicago business
and community organizations are
cooperating to make the c nven
tion a success, declared President
Cleveland, O., July 28 (ANP)— J
Chester Tobin white, member of |
Fisk university’s endowment com- j
imittec, report'd to police Thur - j
day that $15,000 worth of cloth, t
inpr and jewelry has been stolen
from his parked car. Mr. and Mrs
Tobin and niece were attending a j
j movie at the time of the tie ft.
Washington, D. Cw July 28
(ANP)—The United States Civil
Skervicfc commission this week
announced an examination for
Director of UneiUployninaH In
Sorance, Railroad Retirotment
board, nt a salary of $10,000 a
year, and application deadline
dates August 10_13. Other exams
iist»'>i include: Assistant Home
Economist, $2,600 a year; Junior
Home Economist, $2,000 a year,
and Jwriter in Home Economics,
$2,000 a year, application dead
line dates Aug. 10-13; Senior At
torn y, $-1,600 a year, and Attor
ney, $3,800 a year, Bureau of Mot
or Carriers, Interstate Commerce
oommis'/ion, upplioattn deadline
lug. 15-18; Electroplater, $1360
a year, Washington#, D. C. only,
Department of the Interior, appli
cation deadline. Aug. 15-18,
Safety Inspector, $2,606 a year,
Interstate Commerce c* mmission,
application deadline Aug- 15-18.
Boston. July 28 (ANP)—Boston
citizens this week made a strong
protest to bus line officials when
it was learned that colored pas en.
gors were segrcgatd in a bus
leaving last. Saturday night for
New York. On arrival of the bus
at a mid town station, it was
charged that the colored passen
gers had been ‘‘herded” in the
rear seats, with white passengers
riding up front. It was also said
some of the companies mark the
tickets by code »o that aso the
passenger enters, drivers can as
sign colored riders to rear seats.
(Joe Louis Breaks
Up Ball Game
Boston July 28 (ANP)—Racial
prejudice in Massachuhettts was
idealth a decisive blow last week
iwhen Judg Gershon Hall in First
I District Court of Barnstable,
i found Charles R. Plummer, white
| manager of Dutchland Farms,
Inc. eating place in HyanniR, a
surburb, guilty of discrimination
for refusing to serve a patron
because he was a Negro,
L. Lincoln Minds, Boston resi.
dent, represented by Atty. Julian
I). Rainey told the court Manager
i Plummer had informed him, “We
do not cater to colored people in
our dining room.” His testimony
was supported by Chief of dice,
W. B. Fleming, who, on Hinds’
complaint had issued the waarant
*or the tnaohger. J^idgo Hall
|then declared Plummer guilty and
assessed the fine.
Atlanta, G., July 28 (ANP)—
1 I>r. William H. Dean jr. of the
department of economics Atlanta
| university has received word that
! Harvard University Press will
t»»b]Lsh the 80,000-word thesis for
his ph. D. degree, entitled “The
| Location of Economic Activitets.”
iThe book will limfVted to classroom
'use. Dr. Dean won both his M. A.
and 1%. D. degrees at Harvard,
and is now engaged in research
work there under a Rosenwarld
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Detroit, July 28 (ANP)—Ten
thousand people almost mobbed
Worlds Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis when he stopped a base,
ball game here -uesday afternoon.
The champ really broke up the
game—not in the same manner,
however, in whicch he breaks up
pugilistic hopoi and vihs his opp
onents, but merely with his pre
The Joe Louis’ Brown, Bombers,
soft ball team, was playing the
Black Hawks, representatives of a
local beer tavern, at Atkinson
field, where 10,000 fans waited for^
an hour before game time because
it had been announced that the
champ would play first base fcr a
few innings'. Joe sat among his
players wearing dark sun glasses
and a big le-horn hat turned down
and the multitude failed to re.
cognize him. They crowded on the
field so close that the outfielders
had to play almost on the edge of
the diamond and the police failed
in ther attempts to move thee row d
In the fifth inning, when Joe
arose, took off his glasses and hat
in preparation to play, some one
yelled, “There he is!” and the
surging mob started running.
Some thought he was coming and
rushed to the gate to meet him,
while th rest swamped the popular
idol and literally rushed him off
his feet and swept him on towards
the gatd instead of on the field.
Little children, men and Women,
white and black tugged at his coat,
frWd to shake his hand and the
poor helpless champion looked be
wildered. Police came to th1 re -
cue and escorted the fight f *■*
hs car and the game r'v°r.
i The BombJprs won the abbreviated
game 5 to 0. J