The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, July 01, 1939, City Edition, Image 1

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Nebraska, under Act of March 8, 1874. Saturday, July 1, 1939 Number 13—
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Joe Louis retained his heavy
weight title by winning over “Two !
Ton” Tony Galento in a technical'
knockout in the fourth round Wed
nesday, June 28. This was the first
time in Galento’s 10 years of box
ing that he w^as ever knocked
down. He was knocked down once '
in the second for a count of three,
and again in the fourth, which
was the round in which the fight
was stopped. In the third Louis
was down for the count of one,
but he quickly jumped up. Ga
lento kept the fans on their feet
as he staggered Louis in the 1st
round. But Louis regained his form
and went ahead to win. Galento
•weighed about 230 and Louis 200
and three fourths. Arthur Dona
van refereed.
Chicago, June 22 (ANP)—Cli
maxing an effort for AFL recog
nition dating back to September,
1937, members and friends of
Federated Hotel Waiters Union,
Local 356 gathered here last Wed
nesday at headquarters of the
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car por
ters to witness the official presen
tation of the union’s charter and
installation of officers.
Several hundred persons were
present at Solon Bell, president,
Joint Council of Dining Car Wait
ers and international organizer
installed the officer. The charter
for Local 356 was issued on June
1, by the Hotel and Restaurant
Employes International alliance
and Bartenders International lea
gue of America, AF of L.
The new union, which maintains
headquarters at 4646 S. Michigan
ave., will have jurisdiction in all
totels and first class restaurants
and cafes in Chicago employing
colored waiters. The Officers
Henry G. Roberts, president; Ro
bert L. Gleen, vice pi-esident;
Hugh R. Jackson, secretary trea
sury; George M. Shorter, chap
lain; J. E. "Duke” Hodges, in
spector; Charles I. Jenkins, inner
guard; V. E. Smith, outer guard.
Officers will serve as ex-officio
members of the executive board of
eleven, whose other members will
be Lewis M. Gillespie, Frank A.
Caldwell, Willie A. Thomas and
Henry F. Hall. Following instal
lation ceremonies, the entire body
attended a banquet at Morris Eat
Among the speakers extending
greetings to the new organization
were: Alderman Earl B. Dickerson
of the Second ward; Milton P.
Webster, 1st vice president, Bro
herhood of Sleeping Car Porters;
Willard S. Townsend, president,
Intel-national Brotherhood of Red
Caps; Mrs. Genevive Jenkins,
chairman, women’s auxiliai-y, and
Jhhmael P. Florey, secretary-trea
surer, Joint Council, Dining Car
Employes union.
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Washington, D. C. June 29—
(ANP)—The House of Represen
tatives committee on Appropria
tions reported favorably today the
bill <H. J. Res. 326) entitled,
“Joint Resolution for 1940 begin
ning July 1, 1939 making appro
priations for Work Relief
and to increase employment by
providing loans and grants for
public works projects,” in accord
ance with the President’s request
$1,477,000,000, a reduction of
$773,000,000 from this year’s WPA
Edgar G. Brown, president of
the United Government Employes
Inc., in a statement to the press,
made a brief analysis of the
measure as to its benefits as
well as its disadvantages to the
colored people.
He said: “There is provision for
1,000,000 less persons on WPA
beginning July 1, 1939, of the
400.000 colored men and women
now on WPA, more than 100,000
will be forced to seek other em
ployment. The NYA will receive a
total of $81,000,000, which is $6,
000,000 more than in the current
year. The Farm Security adminis
tration will receive $123,000,000
which is $52,000,000 less than in
1039. Puerto Rico Reconstruction
administration receives $7,000,000
which is $3,000,000,000 lass than
last year. The U. S. Public Health
service receives $300,000.
“Administration changes of im
portance to WPA workers are as
follows: Recommendation for the
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Mrs. Roosevelt Leads
Fight for Better
Health Conditions
Among 170,000
_ Negroes
Washington, June 29 (CNA) —
The solution of Washington’s ser
ious health problems was the sub~
ject of a conference held here at
the Mt .Vernon Church. Prom
inent civic leadens, headed by Mrs.
Eleanor Roosevelt, sponsored the
meeting which was atended by ov
er 100 delegates from trade un
ions, churches and civic organiz
The parley unanimously agreed
to make the improvement of Ne
gro health conditions one of the
major objectives of the organiz
ation after Dr. Dorothy Sarabee,
local physician, had pointed out
that there are only 1,100 hospital
beds and no convalescent facilities
for the 170,000 Negroes in the dis
The conference unanimously
voted support of the Wagner
Health Act, which embodies the
objective of the National Health
program formulated by the Pres
ident’s Committee to Co-ordinate
Health and Welfare Activities.
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Gov. Olson. Grover Whalen spon
sor Tolerance Cause in July 4
National Rededication
Linked by radio for the first
time, the rival New York World’s
Fair and the San Francisco Gold
en Gate Exposition July Fourth
will be the scene of the key cele
bration of the Independence Day
Ceremony of the Council Against
Intolerance in America.
Governor Culbert L. Olson ot
California, Grover Whalen and
other dignitaries will participate
in the nat’l rededication to Amer
ican ideals in connection with the
ceremonies which will be broad
cast from the fairs on a National
Broadcasting Company coast-to
coast hook up.
The ceremonies will be centered
about an American Declaration of
Tolerance and Equality, initiated
by United States Senator W. War
ren Barbour of New Jersey, Geo.
Gordon Battle and William Allen
White, co-chairman of the Council.
The broadcast, which will be the
first presenting a single program
from both fairs, will open at New
York World’s Fair with greetings
by George Gordon Battle, at 3 p.
m. Eastern Daylight Time. It will
continue until 3:25 o’clock, when
San Francisco will cut in. Stars
of the stage, screen and radio, and
outstanding citizens and repre
sentatves of patriotic and civic or
ganizations will participate,
From New York there will be
broadcast a description and the
incidental music attendant upon
tho massing of the colors by con
tingents from the Boy Scouts of
America, Disabled American Vet
erans of the World War, Jewish
War Veterans of the United States
Camp Fire Girls, Spanish War
Veterans—1898, Veterans of For
eign Wars of the United States
ami others.
Two theme songs will be heard:
“We Sing America,” by Harold J.
Rome, noted Broadway composer,
and “On Freedom’s Shore,” by
Gilbert Patten, author of the
Frank Merriwell stories.
From San Francisco an all star
cast will participate in a dramatic
radio sketch written on the theme
u jAbraham Lincoln’s letter to the
“Know-Nothings”. Guy Endore,
well known Hollywood script
writer did tho sketch which will
be directed by Irving Reis.
Within a week after it was dis
tributed to the Governors of the
Korty-eight states the Amer can
Declaration of Tolerance and
Equality was approved and signed
by 18 chief executives.
In cooperation with the Lengu-'
of New York Theatres, leading
members of -»v > v cast of legiti
mate play - now showing on Broad
way will read the declaration dur
ing intermission periods on July
3rd, and July 4th.
The declaration will also he read
for national newsreel presentation
on July Fourth. It will be heard
over more than 200 radio stations
on Independence Day and the text
will bo published in more than 15(1
newspapers and magazines
throughout the country.
Replicas of the “Spirit of Toler
ance”, executed by McClelland
Barclay and modeled by Katha
rine Hepburn, dynamic star of
stage and screen, will be distrib
uted throughout the country.
Radio Schedule
Tha Independence Day Cere
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Seven midwestern states Ass n
Lodges will convene in Omaha
from July 2 to July 5. Their head
auai'ters at 2420 Lake St. A
special train from Kansas, Mo., j
and Atchison, Kansas. Fifty from |
Waterloo, Iowa. Parade Sunday |
from Central High school grounds
down through town and back by
24th St., to the Elks Hall. Omaha
Iypdge is looking for about 600
delegate,, and their friends for
tho four big days.
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When our newly elected Pary
Commissioner, Mr. Roy Towl, took
his office a few weeks ago and
began to consider whose services
ho should secure to assist him in
one of the most competent youth?
of our own group in the person of
Wesley Hudson.
This appointment will not only
assist Wesley in his studies in high
school as a Botanist, but was the
first appointment ever given to
ono of our young men by our City
Park Commissioner.
Wesley Hudson is a senior in
Central High school and the son of
Mr. K. Hudson, 983 North 27th
St. He is very popular among the
younger set.
Many thanks to M.r. Towl for
his thoughtfulness in this appoint
Fire Works Are On Again
July 41 h—P. M.
Already hailed as “the most
spectacular outdoor show ever held
in the middlewest”, final plans for
the great Firework^ Exposition
and Aerial Circ\i„ to be staged
July Fourth at Creighton Stadium
by Omaha Pos4, Number One. The
American I.egion, neared complet
ion this week. Block orders for
dike's have been pouring in to the
I.egion offices from all over this
section and Post Officials isay one
of the largest crowds ever assemb
led in one place in this part of the
country will fill the huge stadium
to capacity.
Bert ('. fjrasberg, post comman
der, Tuesday received a letter
from the Chicago fireworks expo
sition firm which conceived and
will personally 'stage the display
saying “all was practically in read
iness for shipment and the great
est fireworks displuy ever held in
the midwest was assured.” The
firm, the Thearle Duffield Comp
any, the largest firm in the busi
ne-s, is the same company that de
signed and staged the great Fire
works Exposition at the Chicagjo’s
World Fair. Their experts will
come to Omaha two days in ad
vance of the performance to set
up the display.
Also m addition to the fireworks
display^ a great Aerial Circus has
been added to the program this
year. “The Flying Govete”, one
of the acts performng on high
trapeze above mid-field, is the
most famous act °f its kind in
show business. For three years
they have toured the world with
Ringling Brothers, Barnum and
Bailey circus. This daring group
of young gymnasts do all of the
stunts ever accomplished On the
high wire, in addition to many
death defying feata of their own
conception and perfecting acts
never attempted by others.
In addition to other aerial acts,
there will be famous clowns, drum
and bugle corps, etc.
Commenting on the demand for
tickets, Grasborg said: “The sim
ple fact that all of -the box iseats
were gone two weeks in advance
of the performance, that there are
now only a few choice reserved
seats le^' and that general adm
ission tickets are going at such a
rapid rate, shows the intense inter,
est of everyone in thi« section tak
ing in this greatest of all fire
works celebrations the middlewesi
has ever seen. There are good
seats still available, but persons
desiring to attend had certainly
better hurry.
Washington, D. C.—On July 4t£[
the first five USHA aided low reaA
housing projects will open for oc
cupancy. Two projects in Buffalo
New York and one each in New
York City; Austin, Texas; and
Jacksonville, Florida, have liees©
constructed by local housing au
thorities with the financial assis
tance of the United States Hous
ing Authority.
Tenants moving in on this data
are the vanguard of some 3,700
families—almost 15,00 people—to
be provided for in these five pro
jects. They are also the first of
100,000 families, formerly living
under substandard conditions, to
bo rehoused by the resent USHA
aider! program in all parts of the
The rents in these projects and
the avterage annual incomes of
the families that we be rehoused!
aio as (See page 3 tabulations:)
In each project, a small charge
is made for utilities (such as elec
tricity gas water and heat.) Since
these utilities are generally pur
chased or provided for on a whole
sale basis the cost to the tenants
is usually much le:s than what
they paid for them before mov
ing into tfie projects.
In order to assure the use of
the projects by low-incoir.e fami
lies only, the annual eomtribu
tions from the USHA are based
upon approval by the USHA of
the nufthod of tenant selection
adopted by the local authorities.
All of these tenants must be
from the islums and ■ financially
unable to get (safe and sanitary
housing elsewhere. Tenants are
selected on the basis (l) of their S
income (2) of their present hous
ing facilities and (3) on the I
basis of family composition. f
In each of these five projects
| are low enough for WPA fam
! ilies. In Buffalo and New York
I rents are even within the budgets
of families on home relief. The
number of work relief or hum©
relief families accepted as ten
ants is up to the discretion of
the local housing authorities.
The construction costs on each
of these projects are considera
bly lower than the average costa
of private residential Construc
tion. The following table com
pares the net construction costa
(excluding the cost of land and
other extras) per family dwell
ing on these five projects with
the average net construction
costs in private industry in the
same cities, as gathered by the
Bureau of Labor Statistics for
the first 10 months in 1938: » f
Seo page 3 for tabulations
In New York City project net S
costs are more than $300 lower
than private industi-y’s construc
tion routs. In Austin they are more
than $500 lower, in Buffalo a
round $1,000 lower and in Jack
sonville more than $1,300 lower.
When the costs of land, archi
tect’s fees, equipment and non
dwelling facilities are also taken
into consideration, these projecte
still compare very favorably
with dwellings built under pri
vate auspiecs. In fact, the aver
age over-all cost of all new hous
ing built under the USHA-iaided
program is far below the average
over-all cost of new1 housing built
through private enterprise. Sever
al USHA aided projects recently
approved with have an over-all
cost ranging between $2,500
and $3,000. ,
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