The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, January 07, 1939, City Edition, Image 1

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Lincoln. Nebr. Weather Outlook for tfce,
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Entered as Second-Class Matter at PosUrffice, Omaha, Omaha. Nebl*., Saturday, Jan. 7,. 1939 Number 3&—
Nebraska, under Act of March 8, ra74.____ . _ r
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Adult Education-opportunity
Glasses begin Thursday, January
5, 1939
Courses offeied:
Practical Arithmetic
Conversational English
Negro History
United States History
Oourses leading to Grade school
Mr. Robert Moody, Inscructor, A
dult Education Dep’t. Board of
For further Information call:
Mrs. Gragce Bradford, Neibhbor-:
hood Secretary, Webester 5020.
Classes each Thursday and Fri
Other Classes:
I Phyllis Wheatley Home
5625 So. 24th St.
South Omaha
Ma. 0573
Mondays and Tuesday evening
from 7 to 9 P. M.
II North 13th St.
1912 N. 13th St.
Wed. and Fri mornings
from 10 to 12 noon.
III Mount Nebo District
Call us for Information, Mrs. J.
S. Bradshaw, 3720 J. A. Creighton
Blvd. WE. 7677.
Lincoln, Nebr., Dec. 31—Thou
sands of Nebraska workers who
have earned rights to benefit under
the Nebraska Unemployment Com
pensation law will file initial claims
for unemployment benefits during
the week beginning Tuesday, Jan
uary 3, in twenty offices of the
Nebraska State Employment Ser
R T. Malone, Director of the
Nebraska Unemployment Compen
sation division, stated Wednesday
that a fund amounting to $7,035,
000 was available for benefit pay
ments. Final plans have been com
pleted for accepting claims and
processing them so that valid
claims can bo paid promptly and
Only persons who have worked
some period of time since January
1, 1938, for an employer subject
to the law are eligible as covered
workers for Unemployment Com
pensation benefits.
A covered worker must have
earned wages approximately eight
weeks of fulltime employment un
der employers subject to the law
during the first nine months of
1938, in order to file an initial
claim through the State Employ
ment Service office during the first
three months of 1939.
Benefit checks will amount to
one-half the worker’s most recent
full-time wage with $16 as a max
imum benefit and $6 or three
fourths of the full-time weekly
wage, whichever is the lesser, as
the minimum. The law provides a
maximum of sixteen weeks of bene
fits in any consecutive fifty-two
week period. No claim can draw
any more than $240 in any one
Types of employment not cover
ed by the Nebraska law include
agricultural labor, domestic ser
vices in private homes, service per
formed as offices or crew of a
vessel on navigable waters, ser
vices performed by designated
membera of one’s family, .services
performed for a religious, education
charitable, or scientific institution,
* nen-profit in character, and ser
vices performed for federal, state
county, or municipal governments
•r any political subdivision theerof.
Mrs. Alice Brown, 84 died Mon
day January 2, 1939 at 4.30 P. M.
at her home, 4215 N. 26th St. with
a heart attack. She died after an i
illness of 3 weeks. The illness was
brought on by a fall in which she
broke the end of her spine and!
complications set in
Mrs. Brown came to Omaha with
her husband and children 48 years
ago from Leavenworth, Kansas.
She has been a window for a num
ber of years and the mother of a
number of children of which three
survived, one daughter, Mrs. Della j
Wynn of San Franeisco, Jesse
and Roy Brown, of Omaha, who
resided with her, and one brother,
Mr. Hriam R. Greenfield, also of
Omaha, two grandchildren, Jessie
Lane of Omaha, and Rowena Wynn ;
of San Francisco, one ndce, Mrs.
Marie Gray, and a nephew, Eugene
Davenport, both of Omaha. She was
employed for 34 years in the late
banker’s family, Mr. Milton Bar
lowe, and she was well known and
had a host of friends. She was a
member of the Ruth Chapter Or
dc • Eastern Star, and a member
r# Hillside Presbyterian Church.
The body is at Lewis Mortuary.
Fun«ral arrangements have a ■ not
yet been completed, pending the ar
rival of her daughter, Mrs. Della
Subject of a Cartoon by
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Reveals Struggles in
Magazine Article
Chicago, Dec. 31 (ANP)— How
he overcame the almost hopeless
handicap of losing both arms at
an early age te make his way
through school and eventually be
come an independent business man
in Chicago is revealed by Clifford
Blount, now 36, in the November
December issue of Outwitting
Handicaps, a bi-monthly magazine.
Mr. Blount, whose abality (to
use his mechanical “arms” is so
great that he was the subject of
a cartoon by Believe-It-Or-Not .Rip
ley last year, was in his early teens
in Texas when an auto accident
resulted in the amputation of his
arms. He faced the life of a help
less beggar unless he could master
what seemed an insumV>untable
Since his family was poor, he
had to struggle as best he could
for an educationl. No school in
Texas would accept him because
of his physical handicaps, but Wi
ley College. Since he had learned
to use a typewriter with his me
chanical appendages, he w»as able
to travel all over the country giv
ing that and other exhibitions of
how an armless boy could care
for himself, and from his lectures
was able to finish school. At col
lege he was a social outcast and
after graduation his disability pre
vented getting a job teaching. j
58 Votes Elect Mound
Bayou Mayor
Mound Bayou, Miss., Dec. 29—
(G)—Only 58 votes were polled by
Attorney B. A. Green on Tuesday,
December 13, and he was jx?-elected
for the tenth consecutive two-year
term as mayor of this, the famous
“Negro town” which was founded
by the late Isiah T. Montgomery.
Mr. Green’s opponent, Prof. I. E.
Edwards, polled only 30 votes.
There was an upset, however, in
the Board of Alderman, the Square
Deal Party, which has been in con
trol for two year being routed, j
Five members were defeated The]
treasurer, H. A. Riddle, had no op-:
ponnent, and received 74 votes. Ma- j
yor Green is a Harvard man.
Miss Lois Anne Herndon, Fre
mont resident and well known in
Omaha, made a special trip to the
city Friday, Dec. 30th to undergo
e. blood transfusion in an effort to
>;ave the life of her aunt Mrs. U.
S .Watts, also of Fremont who had
been under the care of physicians
at the St. Joseph Hospital for
more than three weeks. Doctors
who “typed” Miss Herndon’s blood
said it was of a fine quality and
hoped it would aid Mrs. Watts in
regaining her health. After leav
ing the hospital, Miss Herndon
spent the balance of the day at
the home of Mr. an<j Mrs, Joe
Drake, 1431 N ,24th St. before re
turning to work at Fremont Sat
On Monday she received the sad
news of Mrs. Watts death. The
deceased is survived by her hus
band and two daughters, Marjorie
of Fremont, who was at her moth
er', bedside and Mrs. Henry Jack
son of Kansas City, Mo. Funeral
services will be held Friday, Jan.
6th at Fremont.
Miss Ethel Terrell, daughter of
Dr. and Mrs. Price Terrell, 1427
North 24th St., will return to Kan
sas City next week to resume her
nurso training course at General
hospital No. 2 Miss Terrell who
is a Central High graduate, hopes
to become a registered nurse by
55 New Colored Nurses In
U-S. Public Health Service
Washington, Dec. 29 (C)—A to
tal of 55 new colored nurses have
been added to the Public Health
servico in the United States since
1931, according to a report from
the office of Dr. Roscoe C. Brown
specialist in health education. For
fivo districts, where in 1931 there
were 549. California and Nebraska
havo only one nurse each. Tn 1931
Mississippi, Wisconsin, Delaware,
and Massachusetts had only one
nurse each, but today they have
3, none, 4 and 3 respectively. Cali
fornia and Nebraska are the only
states now having one nurse.
The largest group of nurses is
in New York, the present number
%Mng 164, while in 1831, it was
133. The second largest group is
in Georgia, where there are 40,
but in 1931, there was 43. But the.
largest Negro population served is
Georgia,—1,071,124; the New York
population served is 412,814. The
second highest population served
is Mississippi—1,009,718—with 3
Sheriff Under Fire For
Substituting American
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Uegion For Klan
Birtmingham, Dec 31 (By Wal
ter C. Murdock for ANP—Both
the colored and the white daily
and weekly newspapers have pro
tested against the statement made
by ^ Jefferson County’s Sheriff
Elect Harry E. Smith. He is
credited with saying “The old klan
is dead but we have the American
Legion and you sheriffs can and
should get in touch with them at
anytime.” The statement was made
at the Alabama Peace Officers
“The American Legion has been
and still is one of the patriotic or
ganizations of the USA*PeopIe do
not believe or degenerate the
American Legion to mean a substi
tute for the repudiated Ku Klux
Klan,” said the Birmingham World
colored weekly, “nor would anyone
like to interpret Sheriff Smith’s
words to encourgage the American
Legion to take on the anti-Ameri
can program of the infernal hood
ed floggers.”
The powerful Birmingham News,
white daily, spoke bitterly in an
editorial on the Sheriff’s plans for
secret-order law enforcements and
ibis plans for vigilante committee,
in white neighborhoods. Arresting
Negroes found walking through
them after dark.
Woman Federal Employe
Has “Perfect” Record
Washington, Dec. 29 (C)—Mrs.
Frances L. Green, an employe for
32 years of the National Park Ser
vice, and a member of the United
Government Employes from its in
ception two years ago, has never
been late to work, and has no marks
whatsoever against her for delin
quency, according to B. C. Gardner
chief of pern: ions and protection
of the National Park Service. Mr.
Gardner introduced Mrs. Green to
the audience of the U. G. E. forum
Sunday afternoon.
New York, Dec. 28 — Both the
Congress of Industrial Organizat
ions and the American Federa
tion of Lsbor will support the
fight for passages of a federal
anti-l.vnchiing bill during the com
ing session of Congress, officials
of tho National Association for the
Advancement, of Colored People re
veal hero today
Passage of the bill is called for
undo/ the civil I herties section of
CIO’s 1939 legislative (program,
recording to an announcement
made in Washington, December
21, by John L Lewis, president of
the organization.
At its first convention held in
Pittsburgh, Pa., recenly the CIO
gave a vigorous set-back to em*
| ployers who seek to break d own la
bor's strength by appealing to race
prejudice, when the following reso
lution was passed:
“Resolved that the CIO hereby
pledges itself to uncompromising
opposition to any form of discri
mination, whether policital or eco
nomic. based upon, race, color, or
creed or nationality".
Replying to a telegram from
Walter White urging that the
American Federation of Labor in
clude actice support of a federal
anti-Lynching bill, and a non-dis
crimination clause in the federal
Government’s program for the dis
tribution of education funds to
southern states ointhe Federation’s
1939 legislative program, William
Green said:
‘ The American Federation of La
bor is in accord with the sugges
tions submitted in y^ur telegram.”
Green’s statement was issued in ;
p. telegram sent from the Wash- j
ington headquarters of the Fed- j
eration December 21.
Chicago Detective
Captures Daring Wo- j
man Bank Robber
Chicago, Dec. 31 (ANP—Al
though he had no reason to doubt
that the white woman who had just
robbed the Drexel State Bank of
$16,000 at noon Wednesday, would
blow up the place with nitrogly
cerine as she had threatened, City
Detective Ghtris Cf>vinJgbon, wlho
happened to be present at the time
risked his life to seize the robber
and save the money. For his bra
very, he may receive a hero’s re
The woman, Mrs Mary Cheek
McCollum Schueh, went to the
: president’s office and after a short
I conversation presented him with a
! printed note stating she was “Bess
; Carney, boss of the Carney mob,”
and demanding $15,000. In her coat
pocket was what seemed a gun.
Then Bho produced two small vitals
containing a clear liquid she de
clared was nitroglycerine. Outside
the hank, she 8aid, were four mem
bers of her gang, two wearing cab
driver’s caps, and all heavily arm
ed. The bank president looked
through the widow. Peering in was
a man with a cabbie’s cap. So the
official made out a draft, went to
the teller’s window, and got it cash
ed. He gave her the money and she
started out, saying, “It’s a good
thing you did this.”
Negro Is 23 Per Cent of
New York Unemployed
New York, Dec 29 (C) — Curtis
J. Board, vice president of the
Empire City Savings Bank, 231
West 125th street, and treasurer
of the emergency fund of the New
| York Urban League, 220 West
Van Nuys Will Re-New
Anti-Lynch Bill Fight
136th St., in a Christmas appeal
far contributions to the fund, says |
although Negroes are only five per j
cent of the population of New York I
City then constitute 23 per cent!
of the city’s unemployed.
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1 uul S. Holliday, 3014 N. 2Hth
A Vo., was selected last week by
Sheriff elect Wm, Dorrance as
Deputy. The new deputy i« a
forme.' exalted Ruler of the C-ol
ored Elks and a foreman in the
City St. Dept. Before being em
ployed by the city he was manag
er of the Apex Billiard parlor.
Crippled Colored Children
To Benefit hy Presidents’
Infantile Paralysis
Washington D. C. Dec. 29 (ANP)
—Nation wide support this year
in being given the President Roose
velt Annual Ball by Negroes due
to the fact that the infantile Para
lysis A^sViatiion, beneficiary of
thin annual event, had decided to
turn it8 attention to making the
benefits avaible to colored child
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Pittsburgh political leader
whose bolt from the Democratic
party in Pennsylvania was suc
cessful, and he may now dictate
patronage in the Republican
camp. Mr. Vann claims the
Democrats did not live up to
their promise ten percent ol
stato jobs for Negroes, so he
“purged” them singlehanded,
throwing out of office David
Lawrence, Democratic Staite
•Chairman, Vann's arch enemy.
Sponsor Expects Bitter
Fight; Sees Support
F o r Bill Growing
Washington, Dec. ,31 The ;wrti
iynching bill loomed today as »«e
of the major issues facing the 7§th
Congress when it convened Tues
Senator Frederick Vaa Nays,
Democrat of Indiana, one of the
original sponsors of the measure,
said !t» would turoduce it again
during the first Week < the new
| ses«l„n
Indicating that he was ?e^ to
I l>ogin the fight all wei tfta.n, Van
N'u.s, said that otie of his fir»t
mo'b would be to confer with Sea
I ator Robert F. Wagner, Demoeent
; of New York, co-author of the b?l.
Smothered at the last session by
: the desperate fd hrstcr of .* hand
ful (i Southern toiy Senatow the
determined reactionary opposition.
'It will he a bitter fign,
as it has always been." Vi >
Ntys ,«aid in discuasing t.M * -
prospects for the measure.
During the intervening mot ths
«inee last Spring when the bill was
kiHec support from church an 1 la
bor •:* ganizations for enactmo.v. of
Fedrra' anti-lynching legist* u
has grown considerably.
Both the CIO and AFL .ave
placet! themselves on 'reewfJ ia
favci of the Wargner-Van Kuya
measure and sentiment in the South
against lynching was rallied by the
recent Southern Conference for
Human Welfare.
Although there may be some
minor changes, it is expected that
the anti-lynching bill will be sub
stantially the same as at the last
One of the important questien*
which will decide the fate of the
bill will be the stand of the Re
publicans in the Senate. Refusal of
Republican Senators to vote for ele
ture to shut off the filibuster help
ed kill the bill.
Cloiture, which requires a twe
thirds vote, will probably be need
ed if the bill is to pass since the
Southern reactionaries are again
expected to try a filibuster.
Senator Van Nuys said that be
does not anticipate any trouble in
getting the bill past the Judiciary
Committee where it will probably
be referred.
He heads the sub-comunittee,
which will consider the bill, and
he expects approval from both bis
group and from the entire com
j mittee.
Following committee approval,
Van Nuys said, the next move will
be “to find a place for it on the
New York, Jan. 13 (By Francis
for ANP)—“Faithful Mary”, the
back sliding angel, of Father Di
vine Heaven, is back again in the
| ‘“Peace Brother” Movement.
After 17 months of fueding she
entered Harlem last week in a
sleek limousine with Father as her
distinguished escort.
Ttalkative angels said that Di
vine himself pleaded with Mary
to return to the fold and she dic
tated her term. Mary demanded
to travel in luxufryon Pullmans
Divine to meet her at Bridgeport
and stipuatel also that transporta
tion to Harlem must b ein a limou
sine. Apparently, the Father com
Once publicly, Mary deno—
the Father. She said: ‘he ain’t no
God; he’s jest a foolish old man.”
Just before her return to Har
lem from Chicago, she told her
followers that Divin eis “just a
damn man and a fake.”