The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, April 15, 1939, City Edition, Image 1

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Nebraska, under Act of March 8, 1874. . ScltUTuciy, Apill 10, 19o9 Number 2—
Marian Anderson Is
Heard by Audience of
Washington D. C. April 10—Un
derneath a sparkling blue sky, 76,
900 people of Washington gathered
this afternoon to pay homage to
a great singer—and “to the propo
sition that all men are created
From the highest officials of the
land to Kae lo-vMt'st government
clerk, no matter what their race
or creed or the color their skin,
they dressed in their Easter Sun
day beet and gathered at the state
ly white Abraham Lincoln Memor
ial to pay tribute to Marian An
The old women who call them
selves the Daughters of the Amer
ican Revolution didn’t think that
Marian Anderson should sing in the
edifice which they call Constitution
Hail because her skin is black.
And the men who are supposed
to direct the education of the child
ren in the nation’s capital didn’t
think that a Negro singer should
set foot on the stage, an audi
torium set aside for white children
And because t&iere was no other
hall in which Mai-ian Anderson
oould u»e. Secretary of the Interior
Harold Ickes asked her to sing at
the monument to the man who
freed the slaves alhtough there are
many in the capital citjr who have
forgotten" this hostoric
Ickes stood on the steps of the
monument directly underneath the
vast 19-foot statue of the sad-faced
Lincoln and proclaimed so that all
should hear:
“In this great auditorium under
the sky all of us are free. When
God gave ups this wonderful out
doors and the Sun, the Moon and
the stars, he made no distinction
of race or creed or color.”
Thjc great crowd, Negro and
whdto stood packed together on the
marble steps and on the green
grass and cheered and shouted.
“Genius draws no color line,”
Ickes said. “She has endowed Mar
ian Anderson with such a voice as
lifts any individual above his fel
lows, as is a matter of exultant
pride to any race. And so it is fit
ting that Marian Anderson should
raise her voice in tribute to the
noble Lincoln, whom mankind will
ever honor.”
Ickes did not refer to the Daugh
ters of the American Revolution.
Ho did not have to. All he said
“There are those, even in tni*
great capital of our democratic re
public, wh® are either too timid or
too indifferent to lift up the light
that Jefferson and Lincoln canned
aloft.’ ’
Then Marian Anderson rose t®
her feet to sing and the great au
dience rose with her in tribute,
members of the Cabinet, senators,
Supreme Curt Justices and plain,
ordinary Negro workers alike.
Behind her was the statue of
Lincoln by Daniel Chester, French,
hued out of marble, simple and ma
jestic, directly in front of her was
the towering white shaft of the
monument to George Washington.
In between the two monuments
was the blue water of the long
Barrow reflecting the pool on
which boys floated small white sail
boats. And on both sides of the pool
and on ever side of the Lincoln
Monument and almost everywhere
the eyo could see were people
standing and listening.
Marian Anderson stood proud
and erect before the microphones
which ca»ried her voice over the
radio and to the entire nation.
She sang “Ave Maria” by Schu
bert and an aria from La Favorita
by Doniztti. Then she sang “Gos
pel Train” “Trampin’ ” and “My
Soul is Anchored in the Lord.” And
for encore she sang Nobody knows
the Trouble I‘se Got.”
And her voice rang out clear and
powerful and strong underneath
the sky so that even those on the
furtherest outwkirt of the crowd
heard and understood.
When she finished, the great
crowd clamored for more and
would not go. So she came to the
microphone again and she said:
“I’m so overcome I can hardly
expres myself. I thank you all
from the bottom of my heart again
and gain.”
There was no haH in Washington
where Marian Anderson sould sing.
But out in the open air they
came to hear her, Justice Hugo
Black of the Supreme Court and
Secretory Henry Morgentha-u and
Secretary Ickes and Senators Cap
per, Wagner, Mead, Guffey and
many, many other celebrities. And
there was no hall big enough to
hold the crowd.
’ .
fact that I have been married twice
Rockwell Kent, author, artist,
an', lecturer will speak at the Cen
tral High school Auditorium April
2d, 1939.
The lecture is sponsored by the
Nebraska Chapter of the American
Association of Social Workers for
the benefit of their scholarship
Chairman of the committee in
charge is Mrs. Alice Marshall, exe
cutive secretary of the Nebraska
T. B. Association and Mrs. Ruth
Solonon co-chairman.
Other members of the organiza
tion are Mi's. Grace Hulten and
Mr. and Mrs. Rhone .
Rockwell Kent, artist, author
and adventurer, who is to speak in
Omaha at Central High School
auditorium on April 20, may well
bo the hero of an esthetic epic oi
America in the legends of the fu
ture Art to him iij not a profes- ,
sion,' but an allegorical medium to ;
express his philosophy.
Excerpts from “A Short Autobio
graphy,” best depict the man. “I |
was bom, I was sent to school,
and then another school, and then
another school, and then to college.
I grew up. Meanwhile I became the ,
kind of a person that I am, which |
1 trust is completely explained in
everything that 1 have drawn,
painted and written.
Do you want my life in a nut
shell? It’s this: that 1 have only
ono life, arti I’m going to live it
as nearly as possibAe as I want to j
live it.
• . ... T
I have always made pictures: i
began drawing when I was a Little
child. I have always been good with
my hands. I won a prize when I
was ten years old for Spencerian
penmanship. It was a gold medal.
It’s the only honest-to-Gold medal
that I’ve even gotten. I have al
ways written The fact that at
last, when I was 37 years old, my
first book was published doesn’t
mean that I suildenly decided to
write a book. I had written in
spare moments at home, on trains,
on steamships, all my life. I had
always had ideas for pictures, and
ideas to be expressed in word*. I’m
exactly as much a writer as a
painter, not because I do either
(continued on page 3)
Wife of Chicagos Big Bro
ther Movement Leader
Visits Guide
Mrs. John B. K*ight«n, and Mrs.
Joseph Davis Bryan of Chicago ac
companied iby Mbs. FHUchit of
Omaha were Thursday afternoon
visitors at the Omaha Guide Plant.
Mrs Knighton is vsiting her
mother here at 1814 North 25th
Mrs. Bryan is the wife of Chi
cago’s "Big Brother Movement’’
Both Mrs. Knighten and Mrs.
Bryan will leave for their home,
on Saturday morohig.
McPherson Polls 2,200
may council election
Six of the present and one form
er city commissioner landed in the
lop bracket in the City Council
Primary race Tuesday April 12th.
J. B. Hummell, park commissioner
finished in 8th place The fourteen
primary winners were voted upon
in the following order.
Hany Trystin, 19,711; Dan. B.
•f'utler, 19,264; John Kresl, 17,817;
Roy N. Towl, 16,560; R VV. Jep
setv, 16,042; Harry Knudsen, 16,
468; Walter Korisko, 15,676; Joe
B. Hummell, 15,134; Peter Me
hernr, 12,940; Flunk E. Front, 11,
767; Mace Brown, 11,607; Emmet
Hannon, 10,800, Ernest A. Adams,
10,256; W. BiU Green, 8,935.
J. W. McPherson, the only race
candidate made a comparably good
showing by polling 2,200 votes. The
final election which promises to
be more hotly centested than the
primary will be held on May 9th.
The Jitterbugs- of all varieties
witnessed a battle of Music be
tween the International Sweet
hearts of Rhythm and Jimmy Clay
Brooks Collegians last week in
Hattiesburg, Mississippi where the
Sweethearts blowed the cats out of
their local popularity.
This orchestra is proving to be
a local sensation and a fine con
tribution from the Southland.
There are sixteen attractive girls
of all nationalities in the band who
‘ sing" as well as “swing".
Oaie is attracted to the
youth of these girls as well as
their style of beating out Swing
They are appearing in the most
popular “Nite Spots" and schools
throughout the South and will leave
for another tour of the country
in May.
The girls travel in a special built
house car with all latest equip
ment. Their instructors, Jack Wil
liams and his wife, travel with
them and are directed by Rae Lee
New York, April 13—Forty-three
Congressmen uro believed to have
signed Representative Joseph Ga
vagan's discharge petition, to have
his Anti-Lynching liill (H. R. 801)
taken out of the hands of the
Kuleg Committee and brought be
fore the House for h vote NAACP
officials announced here today.
The New York Representative’s
own n|mc apjijKtrs fjr*t on the pet
ition. Representative Arthur W.
Mitchell (I). I”.) is reported to
have been the second person to
dgn. .Representative MeKeough
(D. I”.) is the third signature and
Representative Martin Kennedy
(D. N. Y.) fourth.
Gavagan (I). N. Y.) laid the peti
tion on the speaker’s desk, Wed
nesday March 29. It will be nec
essary for 218 Congressmen to
sign the petition before it can be
acted upon and subsequently
brought to the floor of the House.
The Association has sent letters
to 328 members of the House urg
ing them to sign the petition im
mediately. Officials also urged ci
tizens and organisations through
out the country to send cards and
telegrams to their Congressmen,
urging them to sign the petition.
Gavagan said he acted after re
ceiving “requests from nil over the
country," urging him to push for
immediate action by the House on
his bill.
A companion measure to the Ga
vagun is (S-846) which has been
introduced in the Senate by Sena
tor Robert F. Wagner, of New
York, who is co-sponsor of the bill
with Senators Arthur Capper (U
Kans.) and Frederick Van Nuys
(D. ImL) Walter White, executive
secretary of the NAAGP urged or
ganization and individuals to ge
behind their Senators now urging
them to vote for limitation of de
bate (cloture) in older to prevent
a filibuster in the Senate when the
bill comes up for debate there.
Anti-Lynching Petitions Out
The Association has begun dis
tribution of petitions, calling for
support of federal Rnti-Lynching
legislation among branches of the
organizations & cooperating organ
izations throughout the country.
Because more than 1,000^00 nomes
aro desired by May 16, officials
have urged that persons handling
the,so petitions Ket them signed as
quickly as possible before that date.
U A. W. Support Hill
Ait their convention in Detroit
Thursday, March 30, the CIO sup
ported convention of the United
Automobile Workers, passed a res
j olution endorsing passage of a fed
eral anti lyftching bill.
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Chicago April 13 (By Albeit
G. Barnett for ANP)—Last Tues
day for the first time in Chicago’s
history, two colored Democrats
; were elected aldermen to the city
j council—Earl B. Dickerson to rep
resent the Second Ward, Benja
min A. Grant, the Third.
Dickerson, an assistant state at
I torney, won over GOP candidate
Win. E. King, a former state sena
tor and Republican committeeman
of the potent Second Ward. King’s
defeat at the Primary of GOP Al
derman WiUiaun Dawson fanned
and the blazing fued between the
two, result being that ut the elec
tion Tuesday Republican Daw- i
son threw his support to Democrat
Dickerson, a handicap too great
for King to overcome.
In the third Ward, Benjamin A.
Grant, deputy coroner and a new
comer in local politics, pulled the
city of victory from GOP Veteran
Oscar DePriest, here of many a
political battle and a former rep
resentative from'the First District 1
in U. S. Congress. The Second 1
Ward Dawson to Dickerson maneu- 1
ver was duplicated in the Third
when GOP Alderman Robert R.
Jackson, defeated at the Primary i
by DePriest threw his support to
Democrat Grant, a handicap too
great for DePriest to overcome.
With a record of 22 years’ service
us Republican alderman, Jackson's
switch to Democratic ranks was
called “unforgivenble’’ by old-time
The President of the United States at Tuskegee University
A- N-P
Scenes from the recent visit of
President Franklin Delano Roose
velt to Tuskegee Institute:
Top Left: Typical Tuskegee ca
det assigned as guard of honor,
snaps to attention as the presi
dent’s car rools up. Center Mm. L.
Dawson leading the Tuskegee
Choir in songs which the president
Right; President Patterson
greets the distinguished guess.
Center, left: Dr. Wm. J. Schieffelin
chairman of the trustee board and
Dr. R ,R Moton, Center, Dr. Mo
i ton extends words of welcome.
Right: President Patterson pre
sents a gift, a replica of the fam
ou3 Tuskegee Chapel stained win
dows depicting Negro spirituals.
President Roosevelt leans forward
eagerly to view it.
Lower left: Dr. Carver gets a
hand shake from the chief execu
tive. Center, Dr. Patterson and the
Governor of Alabama, Frank L.
Dixon . <
Right: A view of the thousands
of victors and students who thron
ged Tuskegee’s grounds during the
President’s visit. (ANP)
Texans Defeated In
Election for School
Houston, Apr. 13 (ANP)—Ai
tough making a spirited campaign,
highlight of which was the myster
ious, burning of a cross on hi*
front larwn, J. B. Grigsby finished
eight, in a field of 17 candidate*
in Saturday’s election for mem
bers of the Houston school board.
This year’s vote, 95,000, was the
largest since 1932. All candidate*
except Grigsby were white. Those
elected were: Holgar Jappereon,
George D. Wilson and E. D. She
pherd. During the heated campaqca
it was (Charged that anonymous
letters endorsing Wilson and Jip
person had been sent out on local
white YMCA stationery. This was
denied by the candidates and by
YMCA officials.
GOP leaders who apparently dis
countenace the theory that "aM’s
fair in bve, war and politics.”
No doubt, some of you who are
reading this wci'5 in that big
crowd of 10,000 on that memorial
day at the Aksai'ben oval watching
and hoping that your hone would
poke his nose across the wire first.
Well fans that time is almost here
again. So you had better begin
to brush up on your dope sheets
for some of the same nags will be
back again and will win again for
most of them just love to ran oa
this track and don’t seem to win
no races other than here. I was out
to the track Sunday April 9th and
I observed about 100 or more good
looking thoroughbreds taking their
morning exercises. Some walking
around some ju*t jogging around
the oval to keep limber up. Why
don’t you get up early and get
the old jalopy out and drive out.
Watch those horses do their nunr*
ber. Ail the railbirds will be com
ing out soon now. Such faithful
devotees as Charles Mortin, Burton
Scotty, Bud I-awson, Jr., Frank
Conrad and many others. Have you
forgotten the winners on May 30,
1938. If you have take a glance
bebw Here they are:
I 1. Colonel B, B. ?
2. Motosha
3. Donald W. {
II 1. Josephine D.
2. Kai Finn
3. Vera Crofton
HI 1. Oakham
2. Ovlop
3 Mary N.
IV 1. Klister \
2. My Valley
3. Bo mount
V 1. Jokes ter (Decease) |
2. Fleeting Moon |
3. Peace River
VI 1. Arizona j
2. Eistree . ;
3. Walter B.
VII 1 Fritter Cirale
2. Pompain j
3. Night Gail
VII 1. Chehalis
2. San Artho ■>
3. All Chance
On acount of the ahorttime he
fore the races start, I am going to
give you 2 days every week in
stead of one. You can save the
clipping from your paper for your
record. May come in handy for you.
From reliable resources comes
important that this it going to be
a Banner year for dear old Aksar
ben. Something like 1800 hundred
or more horses will come hes&.
You know that (Aurora) race track
won't be running this year so we
will have the cream of the eroj.
You will see some first class horse
flesh running for those lucioea
purses the Aksarben has to offer,
R. R. Stanley.