The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, July 29, 1939, City Edition, Image 1

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Entered as Second-Class Matter at PesttffTiee, Omaha, Qafmvlnv Tulv 9Q IQ^Q xT v.„
Nebraska, under Act of March 8, 187*._batUlClay, JUly ZJ, lJoJ _ Number 17- J
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r!h, TTHi+inn T The Weather
^,1 iy IL.U1 L1UJ- July 24 to Ju]y 29 Upper Miss &
■■Q lower Mo. valleys, generally fair
Monday, local showers Tues. or
M Wed., and south portion Thurs.,
becoming fair latter part of week;
temperature avosdy near or slight
p ly below normal, except mostly a
npr- I ^OTl V Ivvo nnrmnl rna «nntVi rwirtifin
Sneeze Causes
Woman's Death
Mrs. Odessa Vaughn, age 41,
2406 North 35th St died at a U
cal hospital Saturday July 22 at
1 a. m. Mrs. Vaughn was prepar
ing the family meals Tuesday, Ju
ly 18 when he sneezed and burat
ed a blood vessel. She was rushed
to the hospital where she died 4
days later. She has lived in Omaha
for a number of years. Survivors:
Father, Rev. W. M. H. Fisher of
New Orleans; 2 sons Livington and
James Vaughn Jr., Omaha; 2 sis
ters, Mrs An* Williams and Mrs.
Adell Sanders, Omaha; one aunt
Mrs. Susa Lee New Orleans; three
cousins, Smith Harris, Gertrude
Johnson Omaha and Olivia Smith
New Orleans. Funeral service was
Tuesday July 25th at the .J. D.
Lewis Mortuary.
Lincoln, Neb., July 27—Workers
who are employed part-time in
regular employment may now file
claims for partial benefits under
the Nebraska Unemployment Cofn
pensation law' according to amend
ments enacted by the last session
of the legislature.
Eligible claimants for total un
employment benefits wil receive
benefits of one-half their most re
cent full time weekly wage, as un
der the original law.
Under partial benefit provisions
a worker wiho earns less than his
benefit amount, that is, less than
one-half his full-time weekly wage,
and who works less than his ac
customed number of weekly hours,
may file a partial benefit claim.
A claimant for partial benefits
must serve a normal two-weeks’
waiting period, just as in total un
empl ) merit. However, aconrling
to regulations established by the
State Labor Commissioner, his
claim for partial benefits may be
dated back as mudh as five weeks.
His employer is required to fur
nish a low-earnings report. All
claims for partial benefits are ta
ken through twenty offices of the
Nebraska State Employment Ser
vice, located at points of heaviest
employment in the state.
Partial benefit claimants are al
lowed to deduct the first three
dollars of earinings. Then the bal
ance of their partial earnings are
deducted from the weekly bene
fit amount, and tlhe claimants re
ceive the difference. For exam
ple, a worker whose benefit amount
is ten dolars a week, earns sev
en dollars in partial regular em
ployment. He is allowed the first
three t'fcllars of earnings. The
balance of his earnings, namely
four dollars, is deducted from his
total benefit amount of ten dollars
and he receives a benefit check for
partial (unemployment of six dol
, larS.
Partial benefits were introduced
bo give the unemployed worker an
incentive to seek partial employ
ment until a steady job is found
for him. Part-total benefits are
allowed for part-time employment
in odd jobs or subsidiary employ
ment, other than regular work.
New York, Jiuly 22—Mayor La
Guardia opened a new page of his
tory today when he named Miss
Jane Bolin, 81, as a justice of the
court and domestic relations.
Miss Bolin, a Negro, is the first
woman of her race to be appoin
ted or elected y the bench of N.
York. She was graduated as an
honor student from Wellesley in
1928 and from Yale law school in
Dr. Jernagin Serv
es Tea to London
Washington July 26 (C)—Dr.
W. IT. Jernagin, president of the
Fraternal Council of Negro Chur
' ehe< in America, and noted Baptist
divine, 1341 3rd street, N. W., is
keeping a busy schedule his week.
Dr. Jernagin, immediately cvn re
turning from Tulsa, where he
made the opening address before
al B. Y. P. U. and S-S. Congress,
was one of the speakers at the
Lincoln University summer con
ference for ministers, and on July
17 opened as president the Sum
mer Conference for Ministers and
Christian Workers at Storer Col
lege, Harpers Ferry, W. Va.; and
on uesday, July 18, served tea to
I Dr. T. G, Dunning of London Eng
land, and his delegation, who are
enroute to the Baptist World Alli
ance at Atlanta, Ga. Dr. Jema
ging left Thursday night for the
Alliance meeting, where he is one
of the speakers. In 1937 Dr. Dun
ning gave Dr. Jernagin and his
delegation a fellowship tour in Lon
d|on. Lutein, Berford and Cam
bridge, England,
On July 24, the National B. Y.
P. U. and S.S. Congress is giving
an international tea for the foreign
delegation attending the World Al
liance at Spellman college, Atlan
To Reduce W.
P. A. Rolls By
August 1st
Colonel F. C. Harington, Works
I Projects Commisimer, announced
J today up return from an adminis
I teat ive conference in Chicago that
I WPA employment would be re
duced to 2,100,000 by August 1,
chiefly by dropping workers who
have been on the rolls for 18 con
secutive months. Employment now
stands at 2,400,000, the number
previously authorized for July.
Decision to begin dropping wor
kers who have been on the rolls 18
months was influenced largely by
a survey indicating that approxi
mately 650,000 would have been j
affected August 31 by the require
ment of the new WPA appropri
ation act, making lay-offs manda
tory for such persons after that
For Your Reading
On and after July 29, 1939 the
new sub cription ra e to the Oma
ha Guide will be $2.60 per year;
$1.60 for 6 months; $1.00 for 3
months, per copy 10 cents, out of
town subscription yearly $3.00, 6
months 1.76, 3 months 1.50. New
features, more local news and lo
cal picture page also part of a
National Picture Page.
All local news published free of
charge and again we wish to thank
C. C. Galloway, Mgr.
date, Colonel Harrington said.
By beginning now to drop these
workers, the WPA Commissioner
pointed out, it will be possible to ;
lessen the magnitude of the sud
den cut in project personnel, which
wcul<| have practically clcfretf
down entire sections of the pro
Those persons dropped because
of having had 18 months employ
ment can regain employment on
WPA only by being recertified as
in need and securing reassignment,
it wan explained. Such reassign
ment, Colonel Harrington said, will
be made on the basis of the indi
vidual person’s qualifications for
performing essential duties on a
project on which there were va
cancies and on the basis of rel
ative need, as required by the
Principal of Palmer Memorial
Institute, Sedalia, N. C. who was
recently awarded the honorary de
gree of Doctor of Laws by Lin
coln University, Penna., the high
est honorary degree any institu
tion can give. This is the fourth
institution that has honored Dr.
Brown for her conspicuous service
as an Educator. She recently com
pleted a 2,000 mile tour delivering
college commencement addresses,
and was so pressed for time she
took a plane from North Carolina
to Philadelphia and motored to
Lincoln to receive the degree. She
is an internationally famous lead
er, and is a native of North Caro
lina, although educated in New
England. (Calvin service) l
Christian Century Discusses Union of
Negro Methodists
imicago, mi, auiy zo —me
Christian Century, 440 S Dear
born street, in its issue of July J 2,
discussed the possibility of the
union of various branches of Ne
gro Methodism in an editorial en
titled "Negro Methodists Consider
Union." The editorial said in part
At tneir recent meeting in Phil
adelphia the bishops of the Afri
can Methodist Episcopal Church
gave the proposal their endorse
ment, and it is reported that for
mal negotiations looking toward
union will be under way in all
three churches next year.’’
’About How They Af
fect You and Yours!!!
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“The Southern
Negro Youth"
Dr. Carlton (joodlelt will deli
ver an address in Omaha on Au
gust 6, 1939. Dr. Goodlett is the
only Nebraska Negro ever .to win
the Dr. of Philosophy Degree. He
will speak at Zion Bant;st Church
August 6, 1939 at 3:00 P. M. on
the work of the Southern Negro
Youth Congress. Inasmuch as Dr.
Goodlett has honored us by winning
the coveted Dr. of Philosophy De
gree, lot ua honor him by attending
the meeting and showing our ap
preciation of him and his accom
Please attend, and urge others
to do so.
The public is invited to hear this
Omahan who has, by his accom
iplshments in hi>s pursuits of know
ledge, reflected credit upon mem
bers of his race and the commun
W , &
Social Security Board Invites Workers
to I,earn Status of Old Age Insurance
. Accounts ;
With the posting of its millions
of old age insurance accounts com
pleted for 1938, the Social Secur
ity Board today announced than
any worker may now obtain a
statement showing the amount of
wa$?es credited to his acount up
to January 1, 1939.
It was emphasized that the
statements showing the status of
a worker’s account will be sent to
any applicant, regardless of the
time he was employed or the a
mount of wages hereceived.
A year ago the Board adopted
the policy of making wage infor
mation available as soon as ac
counts are posted. Although em
ployers report the wages of their
employees every 3 months, the
posting of the wage items is de
layed, for reasons of economy, un
til all wage reports for the year
have been received.
For the convenience of wage
earners who ask for statements,
the Bureau oj OldyAge Insur
ance has sent to all the Biard’s
field ofices posit cards carrying
the request for a wage statement.
Space is left on the card for ttie
applicants to write in his name ac
count number and address. This
card should b® mailed to the Bu
reau of Old-Age Insurance, Social
Security Board, Candler Building,
Baltimore, Maryland. A worker
may obtain this form from any of
the field offices by telephone, let
ter, Or personal call.
“The decision to provide work
ers with an opportunity to obtain
statements of their wage accounts
was reached not only because it
it their unquestioned right to
American Nurse .
Goes to S. Africa
New York, July 2<3 (C)—Miss
Gace Wares, graduate nurse of
Lincoln Hospital with ten years
of experience, sailed for her new
job as head of the Community
Clinic at Wilberforce Institute,
near Johannesburg South Africa,
on July 6. Miss Wares is a mem
ber of Macedonia AME church,
Flushing, L. I., Rev. W. M. Daw
kins pastor and the church paid
her passage ito Africa. She got
the job through application to
Bishop R. R. Wright.
V ‘
know the amount of wages cred- (
ited to their accounts, but to en
able us to correct any records
which are shown to be in error,”
said John J. Corson, Director of
the Bureau of Old-Age Insurance.
“In the year since it was anoiun
ced that this information was a
vailable, we have received requests
from about 100,000 workers. To
more than 86 percent of the inqui
rers, statements have been immed
iately forwarded. The percentage J
of wage earners who have found 1
these statements at variance with J
their own records is small. In all
such cases we have tried to recon
cile the employer's wage returns
and the worker’s belief that not
all of his wages have been repor- r
ted. We have been able jto trace (
the missing wage items and cred- c
it them to the workers’ aeounta in j
a great majority of the cases." 1
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Reply to
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ttie following statement is madt
an i signed by officer* of the Sa
lem Baptist Church in reply to
the story of Rev, Ililson and his
attorneys a; carried in last week’s
1. That each and every statement
printed in the paper last week is
baseless, false and untrue.
2. That serious charges have been
made wpon the reputation and
character of many of the church
officers, and that all of these
charges are emphatically denied
and condemned because they are
unsupported by any facts what
J. That the officers having pos
session af the financial records
>f the church will bare the facts
in<I prove their statements in a
iuit entitled Emmett H. Hilron
ind others vs. Nathaniel Thomas,
William Cooper, Alueter Harris,
iesse White, Walter Morris, Rob
ert B. Alexander and Fred Fort,
Joe. 346—-No. 100, now pending in
Jhe District Cbui^ of Dtouglas
R. B. Alexander, Chairman of
William Cooper, Deacon & Sec
Nathaniel Thomas, Treasurer
A. R. Harris, Deacon
Jesse White, Deacon
Ellis Hubbard, Deacon
’resident Howe Commends Edi
tor Fisher
ijn ■m'~ 1
Hampton Institute, Va., July 13
ablished in 1872 as the official
rgan of Hampton Institute, ceased
mblication with the July issue,
ust off ,the press, because of a
trike down the whole citizenry."
Black and White Africans Listed in
Contemporary Art of 67 Countries,
Published by Intern’l Machine Corp.
New York, July 26 (C)— A
Negro African Youth, C. C. Ibeto
is listed from Nigeria, West Afri
ca, in a new book, “'Contemporary
Art of 79 Countries,” published by
the International Business Mach
ines Corporation. The works of
the artists are on exhibit in the
Gallery of Science and Art of the
Business systems and Insurance
Building at the New York World’s
White artists are listed from
the Union of South Africa, South
ern Rhodesia, Belgian Congo,
French Morocco, Libya, Kenya and
the Bahama Islands. Negro art
ists are listed from Haiti, Virgin
Inlands, Jamaica, B. W. I., and
Panaca. A photograph and bio
graphical sketch of each artist is
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New York, July 26 (C))—Mai
Frazier, representative of Joe
Louig in the East, announced Sat
urday till art Louis will make a
speech in support of his candidacy
for leader of the 21st Assembly
District, in the near future. Fra
zier is running against Herbert
L. Bruce who was the first color
er man to win a regular Tamimany
(Democratic) district leadership in
New York. Bruce has lost some
popularity because of his method
of handling patronage. Recently
he ousted John T. Doles, Shaw U.
graduate, from the post of Deputy
Collector of Internal Revenue and
gave the job, which pays $5,500
a year, to James W. Johnson. Har
lem lawyer who two ycar3 ago
ran for public office on the Re
publican ticket. Frazier, in an at
tack on Bruce which appeared in
the Sunday newspapers, said
Bruce would oust any of his ap
pointees in the September pri
1 July 1, 1939
We, your Committee on Reso
lutions, beg leave to submit the
Whereas, the National Asso
ciation for the Advancement of
Colored People and its leadership
for more than thirty years have
evolved n j>hi? 'sopfiy that has
progreaively militated toward the
wholesome inclusion of the Ne
?t'o in the general citizenship priv
leges of America; and whereas
this philosophy has ©man at led
'rom the cooperative working and
danning of both white and colored
nombers and not from any isola
t'd «r single factor, be is resolved
- that, this convention re-affirni its
(fai h in, urge its continuance of,
ami call upon all the citizenship
to reinforce the battle lines al
ready established and thereby in
sure eventual succe s.
Low Cost Housing
We protest any racial discrimin
i a.tion in fhe employment and pro
I motion of employees in coustruc
> tion of low cost housing projects
and in the selection of tenants
and the appointment and promo
tion of administrative officers in
i such project? fostered or financed
by <>r with federal funds. We urge
tho inclusion of at least one Ne
gro on every local housing au
thor! y.
Frderal Hocrii'ng Authority ....
We protest the use of race as
a basis for .the rejection *f loans
in particular neighborhoods m ei
ther the Underwriters’ Manual or
other instruction notices issued by
tho Federal Housing Administra
tion. We also protest any forms
of racial discrimination or segre
gation in either the approval of
loans or the amounts thereof by
local FHA units. We urge the
inclusion of Negroes in the admin
istration of both national am)
local units of FHA.
Social Security
1. We recommend that the Con
gress of the United States enact
such legislation as will include all
agricultural and domestic workers,
as well as others in low income
brackets in those parts of Social
Security from which they are now
We oppose any cuts in NY A.
WPA, and particularly in the Fed
eral Arts Projects We take the
position that those persons who
are removed from WPA, NYA and
relief rolls should be reasonably
assured of employment.
2. We recommend further that
the States administering ok! age
assistance be urged to modify
rules governing proof of ligibility
so far as age and citizenship are
concerned for (those who are env
j titled to the grant prior to 1950.
Creating Job Opportunities,
We urge local branches to cre
ate or cooperate with other agen
cies sponsoring jobs opportunity
campaigns; and to establish a
clearing bureau for the exchange
of techniques with all branches,
labor Unions
We urge the present Congress
and the legislatures of the several
states having little Wagner Acts
to revise the Wagner Labor Act
so a» to prevent discriminatory
practices on the basis of race,,
creed or color by prohibiting the
unions which have color bars
from becoming sole bargaining
We urge that Federal funds not
be allocated for purchase or con
tract where labor union® diseri
minate on account of race, creed
or color.
We urge Negro workers to af
filiate with labor unions whenever
said unions policies operate for
their protection.
We urge that immediate effort
be made to secure a Negro mem
ber on the National Labor Rela
tions Board.
Negro Vote and Political Action
With the coming year destined
to be one of the most important
in the history ofl the United
..Sjtates en account of the impor
tance the impending national elec
tions, the NAACP again affirms
its nonpartisan position in aO
local, state and national cam
However, if democracy is to con
tinue government by the people,
we feel it our duty as always (1)
to urge al] Negroes to register