The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, July 01, 1939, City Edition, Image 1
Welcome Xo Omaha Elk Delegates and Visitors.. .TIlB 0TT13il3 Gtlidfi Pllbl. CO. 5^ I Oty'J I Edition copy r\, | EVERYWHERE N wither o”"k'“for the' WORLD WIDE period June 2G to July 1. urillO CCDUIPC l!pper Miss. and lower > HtVlu uLiITIUl ^Mo. valleys, Northern and free publication /JUSTICE / EQUALITY i rIEW TO THeTinEA iZ >F ALL„^A^ NEWS[S^J 1— V1 thunderstorms; temperat II -- ~ ures near or comew’hat a- I bove normal. M m -_______LARGEST ACCREDITED NEGRO NEWSPAPER WEST OF CHICAGO AND NORTH OF KANSAS CITY _.» .4 Entered as Second-Class Matter at Postoffice, Omaha, c, . , T , nnn .. , Nebraska, under Act of March 8, 1874. Saturday, July 1, 1939 Number 13— . ....—-— _______ Still Number “1” Man... jce idis 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. SOLON BELL ON THE A NEW DAY ON HOTEL LIFE JOB CHICAGO HOTEL WAITERS GET AFL CHARTER, INSTALL OFFICERS 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 shop. 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. -—o Oo -- 100.000 NEGROES WILL BE LET OUT JULY 1-39 | HOW NEW FEDERAL BILL WILL AFFECT NEGRO WORKERS 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 funds. 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 /Si_—_ 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 ((continued on page 3) Mrs. Roosevelt Leads Fight for Better Health Conditions Among 170,000 _ Negroes CAPITAL HEALTH PARLEY * STRESSES NEEDS OF NEGRO 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 ations. 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 trict. 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. OPEN NEW HOUSING PROJECTS i COUNCIL INDEPENDENCE DAY CO-CHAIRMEN ' ----——— IIPI |H||II1 ' GEORGE GORDON BATTLE WILLIAM ALLEN WHITE W. WARREN BAUMS INDEPENDENCE DAY CERE MONY TIES WORLD FAIRS -- Gov. Olson. Grover Whalen spon sor Tolerance Cause in July 4 National Rededication THEATRES SHOW DECLARATION 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 (Continued on page 2) THE ELKS MID-STATE ASS N IN TOWN 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. 1 oOo * —■ MR. TOWL APPOINTS NEGRO YOUTH 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 ment. 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 country. 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. , (Continued on page 2) --—m . See Yourself in Motion Pictures w1ft£S^SSSbffZLSSSl~'