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

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Entered as Second-C)ass Matter at Postoffice, Omaha, Saturday, August 19, 1939 ^ Number 20
Nebraska, under Act of March 8, 1874. __ *____
- Citv Edition
per Copy
f The Weather
Weather Outlook for the Period
August 14 to August 19.
Upper Miss, and lower Mo. Valleys
generally fair most of week with
temperatures near or somewhat
above normal, except scattered
thundershowers and cooler about
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Natl Dtr. Elk Official Killed
In Razor and Gun Battle
Former Memphis Woman
Dies From Razor Cuts
Gary Ind., Aug. 17—Mrs. Clara
E. Webster, national Daughter
Elk executive and prominent pol
tician, died yi a local hospital
Sunday Aug. 6 from wounds sus
tained in a gun and razor fracas
with Mrs. Mattie D. Caldwell over
the former’s ex-husband, Willie
Police here are investigating the
case and Mrs. Caldwell is being
held pending the inquest.
It is alleged that Mrs. Webster
a former policewoman, saw her ex
husband, Mr. Webster, driving in
a car with Mrs. Caldwell, Wednes
day evening. Determined to regain
her d’vorced husband whom she
had been seeing recently, Mrs.
Webster is said to have followed
the couple in another car. She
found her rival sitting in the ve
hicle near the corner of Fifteenth
and Washington streets.
Takes 21 Stitches
It is reported that Mrs. Web
ster approached the car with
a drawn pistol, opened the door
The latter came out wielding a
razor. Mrs.Webster suffered sev
eral deep cuts about the arms and
body. She was rushed to a local
hospital where physie’ans took 21
sti'tches and released her.
During the latter part of the
week Mrs. Webster’s condition
became worse and she was return.
ed to the hospital where she
According to Mr. Webster’s tes
timony he was across the street
in a tavern when the fight occurred
He says that he did not witness
the cutting.
Mrs. Webster was a native of
Memphis, Tenn., but had lived in
Gary since 1913. Mr. Webster to
whom she had been married 29
years was her second husband.
They are said to have been di
vorced for nearly a year, however,
recently it is alleged that they
haa been seeing a good deal of
each other and it was her jeal
ously of her ex-husband and Mrs.
Caldwell, with whom he worked
at a daily local newspaper office,
that led to the Elk ruler’s death.
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Mr. Levi Nathaniel James of
2202 Burdette Street, who has
been a resident of Omaha for
many years, passed away at his
Funeral services for Dr. J. H.
Hutten, dean of Omaha Negro
physician, who died Saturday of
Heart disease in Los Angeles,
Calif., where he went a month
ago, were held Tuesday afternoon
at Hillside Presbyterian church
30th and Ohio streets.
Rev. J. S. Williams, pastor as
sisted by Rev. C. B. Hancock, of
Chair Chapel ME Church and Rev.
G. A. Stams of St. Philips Epis
copal church conoducted the im
pressive services. Hillside choir
furnished the music. Mrs| Irene
Morton sang “Flee As a Bird.”
home Saturday morning at 7:3u.
He has 'been ill for some time. He
leaves a devoted wife, Mrs. Fran
cis James, a brother, Mr. William
James of Bartiville, Okla., a s;s
tcr Mrs. Nellie Smith of Chicago,
a neice, Mrs. Ruby Russel of Min
neapolis, Minn., two loving chil
dren, Nathaniel James and Mrs.
Zenobia Carey, both of this city,
and other relatives plus a host
of fr:end-. The remains were at
the Lewis mortuary. The funeral
was Wednesday morning at nine
o’clock at St. Benedict Church;
interment in Sacred Heart Ceme^
A long cortege of friends follow
ed the remains to Forest Lawn
Memorial Park where interment
took place in the Hutten lot.
Dr. Hutten came to Omaha in
1.899, fresh from Washington, D.
C. where he had just finished
his internship at Freedman’s hos
pital there. He was a graduate
of Beddle College, Charlotte, N.
C. and of the Howard University
school of Medicine. He established
tha first colored drug store in
the state of Nebraska and built
up a large and lucrative medical
practice among ‘both races of this
In his quiet unassuming way.
Dr. Hutten was a leader in Negro
activities here. He is given credit
for the organization of Hillside
Presbyterian church and helped
organized the Omaha Urban Lea
gue. He was tremendously inter
ested in the Colored Old Folks
Home and served as a member of
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its board of directors for many
years. He was also a member of
the Board of Directors of the
Omaha Community Chest for sev
eral years. Hi* only survivor is
his ison. Attorney Jesse C.
Hutten who hastened to Califor
nia by plane and reached his
bedside before the end and accom
panied his body here for inter
Hundreds of citizens viewed his
remains at the Ix-wis Funeral
home, where it lay in state for
several hours preceeding the fun
Dr. Hutten was one of the most
prominent highly respected, and
beloved citizens of this c’ty and
ho leaves a host of friends who
sincerely mourns his passing. Ac
tive pallbearers, aH physisians or
dentists were W. D. Gooden,
Price Terrel, Herbert Wiggins
W. W. Solomon, W. AY. Peebles,
and C. A. Singleton.
Dr. Price Terrell, secretary of
Elks. Local lodge and one of Oma.
ha’s leading successful physician.
The Hon. Otto Mason a former
business man who is Grand Deputy
of the grand lodge for the state
of Nebraska.
Attorney Charles F. Davis,
exalted ruler of the Omaha herd,
the man that took the pieces and
put them together and from all
indications will hold them to
Honorable Ray White, a former
candidate for the state Senate and
Esteemed Leading Knight of Iro
quois Lodge No. 92 also a success
ful chairman of the Ways and
Means Committee of the local
lodge. '
The local lodge and all Omahans
are wishing for these gentlemen a
successful trip with safety in re
While in New York, Dr. Price
Terrell will attend the alumni as
sociation of Fisk University
Thursday, August 24 at the New
York World’s Fair.
Leon Moore was a member of
a family that has put in a total
of more than one hundred years
in dining car service. His father,
Reuben is chef, and a brother,
Frank, a porter on the private
car of W. M. Jeffers, Union Pa
cific president, Three other broth
ers, Kenneth, Milton and Delroy,
are in dining car service. Other
survivors include the mother, who
was in Oakland to visit Leon
Special Release* to The Omaha'*
New York, Aug. 17 (ANP)—
The 40th annual grand lodge of
tho I.N.P.O. Elks of the World
will take on a definitely political
aspect here next Tuesday morn
ing when several headline figures
in the com'ng presidential cam
paigns will make their appearance.
Chief among them will be Dis
trict Attorney Thomas E. Dewey,
of New York, whose address will
Moore; his brother, Paul and two
s'sters, Mercedes and Mrs. Lucille
Survivors of Schwein in Omaha
include his father, Harry; a broth
er, Gordon Hopkins, and grand
mother, Mrs. Audie Hopkins.
Omahan Injured
One Omahan was injured seri
ously. He is John Hainowski, 42
2765 Kene street, a chef. His in
juries include a broken leg and a
back injury, and relatives received I
a telgeram saying he was in the I
county hospital at Elko, Nev.
At least 2 former Omahans, rail
employes, were included on the i
list of injured. One was Sam Wall
Alameda, Cal., reported in serious
condition. The other Alex Fus
tos, 22, Oakland, who suffered a
bump on the head.
Barta had been a cook on the
railroad for more than three years,
and on the City of San Francisco
for two years. He is sdivived by
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Antone
Barta, at whose home he lived;
two brothers, Joseph and Charles
am! two sisters, Annette and Mrs.
Mary Chadek.
Parents Omahans
Bowens was the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Dock Bowens, 2536 Hamilton
street, H« is n)»o survived by two
'small children, AlleCn anfl Burl,
Jr., who live in Chicago. He had
been a porter for six years.
Johnson, a din’ng car waitet*
four years, was the son of Mrs
Carrie Howell, 2667 Binney street.
His wife, Edith, who had been
visiting her mother, Mrs. George
Edwards, 2806 Seward street left
Sunday for the west to assist in
funeral arrangements.
Two chair car porters from
Omaha were on the train but their
names were not mentioned in the
list of casualties. They are Burton
Walker, 25, 2911 North Twenty
eight street, and Andrew Wood,
1409 North Twenty-third street
(Logan Fontenelle homes).
Almost all the 21 dining car em
ployes were reported to be former
Omahans who had moved to Oak
land western terminus of the lux
ury tra/Ln’s run. Former Omahans
know to have died in the wreck
were: Burl Bowens, 33; Leon
Moore, 35; Harry Schwein, 24 and
William Burton. All railroad em
ployes, all except Burton are
known to have relatives here.
bo flanked by speeches from Gov. j
Herbert H. Lehman, and Mayor j
Fiorellio H. LaGuardia of this
city. On the same program will
be Rep. Bruce Barton, and Rep.
Hamilton Fish, both of New York
ant! State Democrae:c Chairman
Kenneth J. Simpson, also of New
Veteran observers of Elk poli
tics and their trend* remember
back to 1933 when at Indianapolis;
tho grand lodge enthusiastically
voted to support the then Gover
nor Paul V. McNutt, if he ever
decided to run for president. This
was based on the McNutt record
in Indiana affair*, including his
sponsorship of one of the first
civil rights ever to pass a state
leg'slature in this country, and
which was introduced hy then
state senator Henry J. Richard
sono, Jr., of Indiana. Richardson
is now assistant grand legal ad
visor of the Elks, and will be on
hand to blow the McNutt horn.
However, Mayor LaGuardia was
quoted in a recent issue of the
Washington, D. C. Times, a daily
there, as feeling more inelmed to
support John N. Garner for presi
dent as against McNutt, This
opinion may bo reflected in the
mayor’s speech, for it is a cer
tainty that with Dewey present,
the Democratic group will miss no
chance to drive home a point for
any of the’r candidates. The gen
eral feeling here is against Gar
ner, however, for Easterners do
not feel inclined to overlook his
snubs of Miss Marian Anderson
in the nation’s capital recently.
Governor Lehman’s presence
will inject still another angle in
to the picture, for he is regarded
as a pro-thtrd-termer, and how
tho Elks feel about that will not be
known until Tuesday. It might
bo remarked, however, that Fin
ley Wilson Elk ruler, has a set
of very fine pictures made at the
White House in warm conversation
with F. D. R.
On the other side of the picture
will be the veteran politician,
Perry, W. Howard, and a strong
slate of well-known Negro GOP’s
who have expressed their firm
intentions of supporting Senator
Robert Taft of Ohio for the GOP
nomination. Among those who
are very conspicuous by their ab
sence from Perry’s list will be
found the Memphis leader Bob
Church, who is on the line for
Governor James of Pennsylvania,
and Assistant District Attorney
Kunton and Frances E. Rivers,
| both of New Pork City who have
I gone into the ring for Mr. Dewey.
The list of Mr. Howard includes:
Bishops Robt. E. Jones, A. P.
Shaw, and S. L. Green, Lawrence
O. Payne, Cleveland assembly
| man, Robert L. Bailey, former
member of the Indian legislature,
John Schenck, former assistant
\ district attorney of Boston, S. D.
Lester MeGrady, white employee
for the Pr'llips Petroleum com
puny fees a charge of brutally
raping Cecelia Bailey, 1G year old
maid, Tuesday morning in the sec
ond division of the city court be
fore Judge Clark E. Tucker.
The attack occurred at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Howard, 1724
North Thirteenth Street, ear';/
Thursday morning, August 3,
where she was nursing the child
ren of the Howards. According
to the girl’s statement, she was
asleep when someone knocked on
the door, but she did not answer
the door. The intruder, whom po
lice record8 revealed was Lester
MeGrady, of 1908 Noorth Thir
teenth street is said to have forc
ed his way into the home, choked
the girl and forced her to submit
to his will, even though she was
The girl is regularly employed
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl
Hutchings, 1716 North Thirteenth
street and was only nursing the
two children of the Howards at
the time of the atack. She state i
that she ran out of the house af
ter the attack to her employee’s
home and Mr. Hutchings came
over to the Howard’s home and
caught the intruder in the hath
room. Hutchings, an employee in
the police department called police
officers and the intruder was ar
rested and booked as Lester Me
Grady. State charges were filed
against him, and he was released
on a $1,0<K) bond.
ljocal civic organizations mani
fested an interest in the case this
week and asked that McGrady be
g:ven a speedy trial and convicted
if guilty. The National Associa
tion for the Advancement of Col
ored People, Wyandottee County
Association of Colored Women,
the Parent Teachers Association,
and the Ministers Alliance pledge
to aid in every way possible to
ward the proper procedure and
prosecution of the intruder. A
committee held a conference with
Arthur J. Stanley, Jr., county at
torney and asked that he personal
ly conduct the prosecution.
The committee was composed of
Dr. Wm. Blount, James A. Ham
lett, Jr., Milton Bledsoe, R. B.
Brown, David Wilhite and U. G.
Plummer representing the Nation
al Association for the Advance
ment of Colored People, Mrs. Gus
tava Gray, Association of Color
ed Women, Mrs. Ella Bailey and
Mrs. O. M. Freeman representing
the Parent Teachers Association.
(the Gaines case) Redmond, of
Mo., Dr. J. H. E. Westbrooke of
Denver, James E. Kelley, grand
secretary of the Elks, Roy Bond,
Baltimore lawyer and Perry B.
Jackson, assistant prosecuting at
torney of Cleveland. This group
han dubbed Taft as “the ideal can
didate,” and are prepared to fight
for his recognition at New York.
Whatever may transpire, one
thing is certain, and Senator Mil
lard F. Tydings of Maryland will
vouch for it; the colored Elks
wield a tremendous political influ
ence. For last year at Baltimore
(continued on page 8)
2500Phones Taken Out
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CHICAGO, Aug. 17 (CNA)—
“Twenty-five hundred phones have
already been taken out and the
campaign for jobs with the Illi
nois Bell Telephone Company has
just gotten started,” announced
the Negro Labor Relations Lea
que this week.
Edward Joseph, league secre
tary, stated that ^thousands of
past cards have been circulated
on the South Side in the campaign
to force the big utility to abolish
its job discrimination against Ne
groes. These postcards, addressed
to Illinois Bell Telephone Com
pany, direct the company to dis
continue phone service until Ne
groes are hired as employees of
the company.’'
The Chicago Urban League
Board, which will meet soon, will
discuss the job question, and is
expected to join the boycott move
ment for jobs.