The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, July 30, 1938, Page Two, Image 2

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To Kg Cttios - tot and Was*
To National Park*
and Playgrounds
Coal Northern Routea
Depot: 1416 Douglas
at 15th St.
PHONE ATlantic 2300
present State Superintendent
Asks Your Support
for Re-election
(Non-Political Ballot)
Continue A Well Balanced
(Political Advertisement)
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North 24th Shoe
1M7 North 24th St WE. 42M
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| Democratic Candidate for
County Treasurer
Has demonstrated his honesty and
efficiency in public office by serv
ice as county treasurer and also
sheriff of Douglas county. Vote
for him.
(LMit s-al .Advertisement)
Vote For
A Fair Square and
In the County
Political Adr.
Pfrso'hauties in if
---Keeping Young With Melody -- -
By Daniel I. McNamara
JOHN W. Bratton, song writer for
more than half a century, now,
at seventy-one years, links the mod
ern school of song with the tradi
j tions of the Gay Nineties. Long be
fore the turn of the century he com
posed “The Sunshine of Paradise
Alley”, which still moves grand
parents to recollections of their
childhood. And last year, his
“Sweetheart, Let’s Grow Old To
! gether”, swept England, then
! America, as one of the hits of the
year. His wife and daughter, shown
above, are his not-so-severe critics.
A native of Wilmington, Del.,
Bratton was successively choir
BinRer, theatrical amateur, and
finally a singer In Broadway produc
tions. Early in his theatrical career
he began writing songs. After he
created “The Sunshine of Paradise
Alley”, he was unable to keep pace
with the demands for his product.
He wrote ull the songs for memor
nble musical shows, "Hodge Podge
ft Co.”, “The Pearl and the Pump
kin”, “The Star and Garter” and
ifvsic Features J
“The Man from China’’. Celebrities
who sang Bratton’s songs were: —
Edna May, Hattie Williams, Francis
Wilson, Adele Ritchie, Marie Cahill,
Joe Coyne, Charles Bigelow, Stella
Mayhew, Frunk Daniels.
From song writing he expanded
into theatrical production, and con
ducted tours of more than 100
shows throughout the country, until
the motion picture crowded the liv
ing actors out of the theatres.
A boon companion of Victor Her
bert, he was one of the first to be
associated with Herbert in 1914 in
the organization of the American
Society of Composers. Authors and
Publishers, through which creators
of song obtain copyright protec
tion by joint action unattainable by
individual effort. The society now
numbers more than 1,000. It lists
more than 500 of Bratton's copy
righted songs.
Bratton’s interest in A.S.C.A.P.
shares his loyalty to the Lambs,
famous New York theatrical club of
which he is a life member. Almost
duily he may be seen In a nook in
the Lambs, writing lyrics or com
[ posing music, for he is adept at both.
». Photo Syndicate
. Dallas, July 28 (By Mrs. O. J.
! Cansler for ANP)—Walter Whites
article published in a recent pub
lication on “How it Feels to Be a
Negro,” contains many worth,
while facts which should be aft1 in
«• •- —‘ • * *; _• ' , M'Lilt
terestign to his Negro readers as
to those of the white race.
As one who, in a manner simi
lar to Mr. White’s moves back
and forth "across the color lines,
my opinion I* that Mr. White is
scarely the man to write about
the subject which he has chosen.
It ig utterly impossible for any
“voluntary Negro,” whose color
fails to indentify him as a mem
ber of a proscribed race, to known
just how if feels to be Negro. He
can bug give abstract conclusions
gathered here and there from ob.
servation and the experiences of
other Negroes.
He may know the temporary
ettubarrarsment of riding behind a
Jim Crow sign, fee] the sting of
prejudice and discrimination while
in the company of his obviously
'colored brethcm, but he knowg
' that five minutes later, under dif
jferent circumstances, he can have
whaever accomodations his purse
pays for.
Mr. White is privileged to trnvo]
to and from his speaking engage
menOh on the fastest planes avail
able; he often viiits the scenes of
lynching*, gets the low down on
the white mob’g thirst for blood,
but how can he tell what is going
on in the fearful, trembling heart
1202—4—6 North 244h St.
Phone WE 41S7
Poultry and Egg Dealers
Oui prices are reasonable,
see ns first.
Free Trading Stamps with
each Purchase.
of the victim? Ho is accoTder eve„
ry courtesy, often believed by
some to be a white crank, fanati
cally interested in propaganda,
and materially concerned in pro
fttihg by the unrest between the
J races.
Christian gentleman with u
crusader’s heart, actuated by hu_
man sympathy for a minority and
underprivileged group. This is
tnot a racial characteristic, it is
Godlike zeal
There are some of our brothere
who have had experience enoght
and are endowed with the intelli
gence to put those experiences in
gearing words, but would they?
j Would their pride allow them to
tell the world what is going on in
'side of them? Some of them have
built a defense mechanism so so
lid that they actually believe that
they avoid white people because
[they dislike them—they say they
j prefer other amusements to the
theatnst—hey express on aver
sion to m unci pal grounds and
buildings which their taxes keep
j open—all along they know they
I that they are aboiding unpleasant
! often gt rious encounters.
It is true that some Negroes
j down away their hurts and ac_
j quire areputat ion for having a
sense of humor, but none of us
knows what goes on wfacn that
•iime man is alone with himself
and his God. Possibly he would
never admit that he smarts under
the oppression meted out of him
by the gelf-elected ‘superior”
group, that he sighs for the chance
to live as a man n a man’s world
The problem, then, here in Ameri
ca at least is not racial but a mat
ter of color, after all.
The trial and conviction of a
Negro, though innocent, was
quaintly reported in these lines:
“They found their brother guilty
of a skin not colored like their
Montgomery, Ala., July 14 (A
NP) Clarence Norris, only one
of the five imprisoned Scottsboro
f>oys under death sentence, wii
Wot be executed.. Gov. Bibb
Graves commuted his sentenc
Tuooday to life imprisonment,
for ellegedly raping two white
girl hoboes on a railroad train
seven years ago.
Tlie federal supreme court twice
saved the boys from death by
sending the case back to Alabama
couras. Three of the original
nitiu defendants are serving long
prison terms and a fifth is under
20 years imprisonment for as
•nMilting an officer'in an escape
attempt. Four of the boys have
been freed.
The five defendants now in pri
son published notice this week
that they intended to ask Gov.
for padons.
Southern Minister
Observes Race Con
ditions On Visit
Continued from Page 1
modern furnishings and equip
ment, there is plenty of breath
ing space and fresh air, and you
can at least select the type of
neighborhood into which you wish
to live and rear your children.
“This is n)ot true in the ‘Windy
City,’” he continued, “where Ne
gro families are crowded into
'dungeon-like one room apart
ments’ called ‘kitchenettes” where
in some instances eight families
from as many different classifi
cations of society live as neigh
bors, and use the same bathroom.
He said that the outward appear
ances of the (standard of living
of the Negro in the North and
Middlewest is misleading.
North m Low Cost Housing
vs. Southern
In nomparing the Rlum clear
ance projects being bulit for Ne
groes in the South, with those
proposed for other section of the
country, he expressed a feeling
that the Southern Negro got his
project quicker and with less in
cumbrances than those in other
parts of the country. He stated
that in Chicago, in spite of the
bad housing situation, Negroes
have been unable to get a slum
clearance project bulit on the
Ho referred briefly to the pro
jects in Memphis and Atlanta,
and the one proposed to New Or
leans, showing that there are no
political strings tied to the build
ing of these projects, as is pos
sibly the case in Chicago, which
accounts for the long delay. He
said that it is a known fact that
the southern white man along
with thj^ Negro is realizing that
the standard of living, environ
ment and economic conditions
of the Negro mush be raised to
a higher level.
He belieVes that if Negroes of
the North did not cover up a lot
of their real living conditions,
they wonld be able to get more
improvement^ (from the bottom
M. F.
Douglas, Washington, Sarpy
“Change Relief Rolls to Pay Rolls"
Political Adv.
1937 Plymouth Coupe like new..— $525
1933 Plymouth Coupe, good rubber, new paint job-$275
1934 Plymouth 4 Door sedan, very good condition-$350
1935 Ford Coach - 3300
1933 Oidsmobile Coach, very good oondition-$275
1931 Willys - *75
1931 Oakland FOUR DOOR SEDAN —-550
1930 Plymouth Sedan - $100
Shames Body Builders
iQlifi Cumins Street AT-4556
up. “Negroes in the South,” he
said “don’t wear fine clothes, buy
fine automobiles in preference to
establishing modern homes and
maintaining favorable envoron
ments in which to rear their child
Rav. Dunn was proud cf the
report made by the American Mis
sionary Association operates five
colleges and 20 secondary schools
in the Sonth. Reports show that
hundreds of thousands of dollars
granted by the American Mis
sionary Association were used for
the education of Negro children
in the South.
He said, “This has naturally
stimnlated an interest in Negro
education from the point of city
and state departments." In sum
ming up hih observations during
his visit in other sections of the
country, he said, “Although there
are many advantages that Ne
groes in Chicago, St. Louis and
other Middlewestem cities have
over us, it teems that the improve
ments in education, housing and
living conditions which are the
most essential factors in doing a
way with crime, delinquency and
bad health, have been given out
more liberally in the South tharr
n thos*j cities.
Ladies and Children's Work
A Specialty
—2422 Lake Street_
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Johnson Drug Co.
Liquors, Wines and Beer \
Prescriptions . ^
WB 0909 1904 No. 24th Bt
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' A proposal to amend Section 24, Article S of the
Constitution of Nebraska authorizing the legislature,.
. by law, to license and to regula+e the operation of
□ Blot machines and other coin operated devices and*
YES machines of chance, exempting merchandise and
service vending machines; to provide that revenue
derived from license fees shall go into the state
□ assistance fund, the school district in which the
NO machine is located and for administrative expense?
to provide a limitation on the amount of an occupa
tion tax any city or village in the state may levy
upon any owner or operator of such machine.
b. ’ _ i
'■ A MEASURE V r 1 ;
FOR AN AMENDMENT to the Constitution of the State of Nebraska
relating to public assistance, welfare an 1 social security; to provide
revenue for the State Assistance Fur.J from the proceeds of an
annual tax to be levied on owners and operators of coin-operated
Re it Enacted by the People of the State of N bvarka:
Section 1. That Section 24, Article III, Consli ution of Nebraska,
be amended to read as follows: f
“Sec. 24. (a) The Legislature shall not authorize any game of
chance, lottery or gift en eiprise; but nc.hing in this section shall be
construed to prohibit the enactment of laws provided for the licensing
and regulation of wagering on the results of horse races by the pari
mutuel or certificate method, \.„.n conducted by licensers within the
race track enclosure a. licensed race meetings; nor shall anything
in this section be construed to prohibit the enactment of laws providing
for the operation, least..g, dir . button, maintenance or pcs; salon of
any coin-operated machines, \vh: her s: id machines are skill machines,
vending machines or trade- or providing for the licensing,
regulation and taxing of said nr chines as iiereaf. r provided, (b) No.
person or persons, corps.-alien or corpora.ions shall o. n or operate any
.coin-operated device without first having ch ained a license therefor.
For the purpose of this section, coin-operated devices arc defined and
classified as follows: (1) Coin-operated s’. 11 me ’tines (commonly
referred to as pin games, maible tables and similar devices of this
type which may have a skill fea.ure) which may or may not pay a
reward for skillful operation, or upon which opera.ion premiums may
or may not be given for high score or making certain combinations.
'Such premiums may be awarded cither automatically by the machine
on the form of checks, tokens or orders which designate the value of the
premium or premiums, or may be indicated by a score card attached
fio the machine. Hereafter, this type shall be referred to as ‘skill
machines’. (2) Automatic coin-operated vending and amusement ma
chines with premium features which vend for each coin deposited a;
standard article of merchandise of a recognized retail value equal to.
the coin deposited and in addition, may vend checks, tokens or orders
which may be exchanged for additional merchandise. Hereafter this
type shall be referred to as ‘automatic venders’. (3) Trade machines
which have no merchandise vending feature, although at intervals indi
cate that patron is entitled to receive premiums in merchandise or cask
which the machine may or may not vend. Hereafter this type will be
referred to as ‘trade machines’: Provided, nothing herein, contained
shall be construed to apply to any coin-operated machine or device5
which returns amusement or entertainment or some service or article
of value or a combination of the above uniformly as to quantity and
quality upon each insertion of a coin into the same nor to any coin
operated telephone, United States stamp machine or toilet locks. Each,
owner of automatic venders or skill machines or trade machines shall
obtain an annnal license from and shall pay in advance an annual!
occupation tax to the Tax Commissioner of the state in the sum of
One Thousand Dollars on the first machine for which an annual license
is taken, all of said tax to be credited to the State Assistance Fund,
and an annual occupation tax to the Tax Commissioner of the state on.
each additional machine for which an annual license is taken in the
sum of Forty Dollars per year, payable quarterly in advance. Thirty
Dollars of w-hich shall ba credited to the State Assistanoe Fund and
Ten Dollars, less the cost of administration, if any, shall forthwith be
transmitted to the proper school treasurer for credit to the public
school fund of the particular city, town, village or county in which
each of said machines is licensed, as the case may ber Provided, not
withstanding any ordinance or charter power to the contrary, no city
or village shall impose any occupation, privilege, license, excise or ot! r
tax on the business of any licensed person, firm or corporation own-’ t
or operating said coin-operated machines in any sum exceeding 1 t
Dollars pjer annum. The provisions of this section do not apply to
machines or devices being displayed or demonstrated by manufacturers,
distributors, salesmen or their agents for sales purposes. The Legis
lature by general law shall provide the amount of application fees and
other regulations to defray the cost of administration of and to carry
out the intent and purpose of this section, and shall further provide it
to be a misdemeanor punishable by fine not exc ’ing One Hundred
Dollars for each offense for any owner or person in eharge of any
licensed machine knowingly to permit any minor to play thereon.”
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The above proposed measure to be voted upon at the general
election November 8, 1933, is published in accordance with section
1910, Chapter 32, Compiled Statutes 1929, State of Nebraska, Harry
R. Swanson, Secretary of State.
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