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Entered aa 2nd Clast Matter at Postoffice, Omaha, Nebr., under Act of March 8, 1874. . SATURDAY NOVEMBER 25, 19:9 TEL. WE. 15'7 NUMCZ *. 35
LABOR LEADER WILL
SPEAK AT A MASS
MEETING AT ZION
Pullman Porters Will
Mr. A. Philip Randolph, presi
dent of the Brotherhood of Sleep
ing Car Posters and Mr. M. P.
Webster, firet, vice president will
speak at a mass meeting Thurs
day Dee. 7th at Z on Baptist
Church at 8 PM. Mr. Randolph
is just returning from a two
month tour that carried him to
•11 of the Brotherhood Divisions
on the Pacific Ooa*t. On Friday,
Dec. 8th, at 7:30 PM, a banquet
*nd testimonial dinner will be
given in honor of Mr. Randolph
and Mr. Webster. Special meeting
for Pullman Porters and U. P.
Chair Car Porters will be held
at the Urban Lsague at 12 noon
on the 7th and 8th. The wives
are also invited to attend. Tay
lor Muerell, Secretary.
Brie! Sh* tch of A.
Mr. A. Philp Randolph, was one
of the founders and organizsrs,
togather with about a half dozen '
porters, of the Ifrothei'hpod of |
Sleeping Oar Porters in New York j
Gity ,in 1925. Since then, he has
been the International President
Prior to and during his work
with the Brotherhood up to 1928 i
or later, Mr. Randolph was one
of the editors and publishers of
the Messenger magazine, cel bra-1
tod for iia militant voice and
emphasis upon economic factors
ah constituting the basis of the (
« In 1925, he was selected to
speak on a program With ex-1
President Herbert Hoover and
secretary of Si ate, Kellogg as
the representative of the Negro
people at the opening celebration
of ;he Sds<Vu!centennial at Phil
Mi\ Randolph ha# spoken to
Universities and roll eg: s from
coast co coast Oh Subjects of eco
nomics, political sociology and
j H* wtlK Appointed by Mayor
Laduardia of New Y'Wrk on the
Mayors eommisscon Vo investi
gate ahd study conditions among
•NegrOts in NeW York City. He
was also appointed by the Mayor
upon a commission for the study
'and reorganization of the -enth e
relief sc4-up in Nnw Work, under
the department of public Wel
Mme Brotherhood of Sleeping
<3kr Porters signed a contract
'with the Pullman 'Comptiny 'In
1938, increasing the wage'-, of
tho Porters some two million dol
lars, which came at the climax of
a twelve year fight 'Which was
wag d by Mr. Randolph in coop
fration with his fellow co-work
ers in the Brotherhood.
For the last ten years, he has
lead the fighv in convention after
convention of the American Fed
eration of Labor tx> abolish the
color bar... in the Trade Unions,
and some definite progress has
been made on this matter.
In May, 1939, he called a con
ference of Negro Railroad work
ers for the purpose of develop
ing a program to stop the dis
placement of Negrors on Rail
road jobs. A continuing commit
tee was set up in this conference
to watch legislation affecting
Negro workers and to work for
tho elimination of color discri
mination in the Raihoad Unions.
He cooperated with the Red
Caps in establishing the Inter
national Brotherhood of Red Caps
and also assisted in developing
a national organization of Dining
Mr. Randolph is els"' cd’
tor of the Black Worker the of
ficial organ of the Brotherhood,
and contributes araichs to various
Rabbit’s Foot Gift May
Bring Youth Bad Luck
Charles Ntl^on, 16 of 2867
Binney street, got a rabbit’s foot
for good luck November 11 when
p. friend killed a rabbit.
A week ago Nelson dev; loped
an eye infection. Sunday he was
taken to University hospital.
Doctors are making tests to de
termine whether the infection is
a sign of tularemia, or “rabbit
Suit F r UNIA’S
$300,000 Lost By
New York, Nov. 24 (C)—Rul
ing that the Universal Negifo
Improvement: Association, Inc.
01 1918 nevei had its charter
cancelled or aiTCnded, His Majes
ty’s Privacy Council, the highest
judicial tribunal in the British
Empire, denied the pet (t:on or
appeal of Marcus Garvey who
had sued to recover an estate of
approrima ely 00,000 bequeath
ed to the 1918 UNI A by the late
Isiah Emanuel Moi'tpr, a N gra
who died in British Honduras
Ip 1924, Because the original
Garvey organisation was “bui
dened with judgments” a new or
ganization was farmed in 1929
and Was known as “The Univer
sal Negro Impiovement Associa
tion and African Ccmti’unities
League August 1929 t>? the
World. Garvey arghed *thru coun
sel, that che 1929 organization
was entitled to the legacy, but
lost his coro when evidence prrtv- 1
ed that the lW.‘8 organization had
never ceased to exist, now headed
iby tor. lifevnel Francis. Uetailg of
the case 'wei« published by Wil
liam R. Ferris, former editor of
the ONIA’s mouthpiece, The Ne
Todd Runcan, Guest Star
On Commercial Pr* gram
New York, Nov. 24 tC)—Todd
Duncan, baritone appear d Nov.
21?t on the ‘Echoes of New York’
program of the Consolidated Edi
son Company, broadcasted over
Station WEAF here, at 7:30 p.m.
Duncan, singing star of George
Gershwin's ‘‘Porgy and Bess,”
was fea ured on the same pro
gram on November 10, being the
only Negro among six artists
signed for three appearances
each on this program.
The singer is managed by The
Musical Artists’ Bureau’ 312
I Manhattan Avenue.
i Mrs. Bethune On Tiwn
Hall Radio Pr gram
New York, Nov. 23 (C)—“Th?
Town Hall of the Air” rogram,
the most distinguished forum to
day for the maintenance of ideals
of Democracy, will have as its
principal speaker Mrs. Mary
McLeod Bethune. Sunday evening
November 26. Mrs. Bethune is
widely known as the head of the
Division of Negro Affairs of the
National Youth Administration.
\ She is founder and prrsident of
\ Bethune-Cookman College in Fla.
2,200 To Share In $50,000
Durham, N. C. Nov. 23 (C)—It
will be a Merry Christmas this
year for 2,200 members of the
1930 Christmas Club of the
Mechanics and Farmers Rank
hero this year, the bank announc
ed recently. On December 1 it
will give out checks in the amoun ,
of more than $50,000. This club
ir believed to be the largest in
mor'bership and in money to be
New York May Get
Negro City Councilman
N:w York, Nov. 24 (O)—Ben
jamin E. Bu.ler, Jr., a Brooklyn
candidate for the City Council
has a chance of winning, accord
ing to observers who took note of
Butler’s count which found him
fifteenth oil the list. If he can
pick up enough votes to pass a
white candidate on the same tic
ket, he would have a more than
good chance of winning, it wa<
reported. Percy Foster, the Ne
gro Democratic candidate in
-iVaniattail, was eliminat'd on the
eight count, after poling 22,717
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FSA WORKERS AT TUSKEGEE
PARLEY, SEEK INCREASED
Tuskegeo Institute, Ala., Nov.
23 (ANP)—'Colored workers of
the Farm Security AdminifN ra
tion who ga.hered here rec nlly
for their first ip Service study
conference to gel fir^t hand infor
mation and instruction in FSA
procedure, declai'ed the confer
ence so helpful they wanted it
held annually at Tuskegee insti
tute. The meeting was authorized
by Dr. Will W. Alexander, Wash
ington, D. 0., Farm Security ad
Resolutions of interest to farm
ers and rural home owners, pass
ed by the study conference dele
gates, including the follow'ng:
1. That the Negio personnel in
rural rehabilitation, re«ettl ment
projects "and tenant purchase be
more integrated into the planning
and execution of farm manage
ment, home management and
service operations affecting the
tvell-being of borrowers, and
hoimesteaders (under their juris
2. That a larger number of
Negroes be integrated into the
several branches of the Farm
(a) That on projects where
thers is sufficient Negro per
sonnel to warrant clerical help
that such clerical help be provid
ed and that on these projects
where th? number of families is
so large as to prevent adequate
personal supervision by the pres
ent staff, additional Negro per
sonnel be added.
(b) in those counties wnere
there is heavy population and
correspondingly h avy case loads,
rufficient Negro farm and home
rural rehabilitation supervisors
and nurses should be added to the
County Supervisory s'.aff.
(c) We believe there is a defi
nite need for an increase in the
number of Negroes on regional
and State sup rvisory staffs in
areas where there is a large Ne
(d) We further recommend
gro case load.
that wh:re there are group
heal, h and medical associations,
composed wholly or largely of
Negro borrowers, that competent
Negro physicians be placed on the
eligible; list to serve these bor
rowers, and that when the asso
eia'.ion employs a physician, and
it is a Negro association, a Ne
gro physician should be employed
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SENATOR ROBERT A. TAFT
Republican of t>K;o, addr:ssed
a large audience at the Central
Club Auditorium Thursday night.
Reporting a constantly growing
republican trend in his own state
and other sections of th: country
ho has visited, the Ohio presi
dential asp'rant was optimistic
over changes of a decisive repuo
lican victory next year.
BISHOP GREGG HOLDS ARK.
ANNUAL AME. CONFERENCE
Little Rock, Nov. 20 (By L» M.
Weaver for ANP)—The 74th
session of the Arkansas Confer
ence of AME church convened
h ie Wednesday hrough Sun
day at Bethel church With the
pastor, Rev. G. W. Plakely, serv
ing as host.
The conference opened Wed
nesday morrfng with Bishop J.
A. Greggs, presiding. The annuad
sermon whs delivered by Rev. W.
T. Pope, missionary evangelist.
Holy communion Was administer
ed by Dr. J. G. Robinson of Phil
adelphia, editor of AME Review;
Rev. J. H. Clayton, editor of
Southern Recorder, Rev. J. A.
Alexander of Evanston, 111.; Rev.
V. M. Thomas, P. E. of Hot
Springs district; Rev. P. L. John
son, P. E. of Ftorest City dis
trict and Rev. E. J. Lunon and
The conference wrfs organized
by the election of F. G. Gipson,
R. D. Brownlee and R. H. Thomp
son a* secretaries and the com
mittee on finance: Rev. W. T.
Eskridge, G. Wayman Blakely,
S. E. Rolen, J. H. I/ewis and Dr.
J. G. Thornton, Dr. A. S. Jack
son who succeeds the la'e John
R. Hawkins, as the church’s fi
nancial secretary was present.
Speakers on Wednesday’s civic
I program were: Father G. C. Wal
1 ker, Mayor Satterfield, Atty. W.
j A. Singfield, Dr. Gaston E. Foot1.
I Music was rendered by the choir«
| ol' Bethel, solos being given by
Mrs. Wilma Cole and Ernest
Delegates to th? general eon
! l’erence, elected o n Thursday
were: Rev. W. T. Eskridge, G.
Wayman Blakely and S. E. Kol n
delegates and Revs. Lowry, Den
nis and Roundtree, alternates.
Mrs. Lucy M. Huge*, Connoc
t'onal president of Woman’s
Homo and Foreign Missionary
Society stroke on missionary
night and the Rev. J. S. Dennis
of Mprihon delivered the sermon.
Pictures of conditions in Africa
were shown during the confer
Bishop Gregg read the appoint
i ments on Sunday night.
Hillside To Have Choir
Sunday morning at 11 o’clock
! and afternoon at 3:30 o’clock.
Hillside Presbyterian church will
have choir appreciation day. In
the afternoon, The City Service
Orch stra, Bethel Baptist Church,
Clair Chapel, Ml Moriah and
Christ Temple choirs will present
a very interesting program. Mr.
If. L. Preston has charge of the
musical arrangements. The Hill
side choir as host, will take pari
only in the opening of the ser
vice. Remember the hour, its 3:30
The Rev. Sears of St. Johns
AME church will give the invo
FSA SUSPENDS OFFICIAL
FO RBEATING NEGROES
Washington, Nov. 23 (ANP)—
Farm Security administration of
ficials lost no time in dealing
with John C. Gaine, assistant
county rehabilitation supervisor
when an investigation conducted
by the FSA revealed him guilty'
of assaulting two Negro FSA
1 rehabilitation borrowers.
The two Negroes. Geerge and
Sarah Howard, residing in Dallas
county, Alabama, fled the county
following the incident which was
reported through channels to the
Witihin three days time, the
Howards were as far from the
i sceno of the assault as tll ir
I meager fund i would carry '.hem.
However, they were located by
I governments who saw h ir con
dition and promptly moved them
j to a hospital and arranged for
j the medical attention they so
j badly needed.
Meanwhile th? official investi
i gation moved in'o action and it
developed that Caino admitted
engaging in a dispute with the
two, charging self defense.
On Oct. 23, some dispute arose
with the Howards and Came as
the principals, A» a result, vhe
two Negroes sustained a beating
which necessitated hospital treat
ment. A fluid and unablj to se
cure attention for themselves,
they fled the County.
As a result of the findings of
the investigation, Caine has b:en
suspended from office pending
decision a* to further disciplinary
J All information obtained by
FSA investiga'ors will be turned
over to stata and federal offi
cials for further investigation.
TEXAS MEDICS LAY PLANS
FOR 1940 CONVENTION
Dallas, Nov. 23 (ANP)—As *
result of the meeting of the
board of directors of the Lone
| Star State Medical, Dental and
! Pharmaceutical association held
in Dallas Thursday, committees
j are being formed and all of the
preliminary preparations are be
ing began for a typical Texas
welcome to the hundreds: of de
legates expectsd to come to the
slate for the 40th annual con
vention of the National Medical
association in 1940 at Houston.
I>r. Thelma Patten-Law, well
known physician and surg on of
Houston who is president of the
state association heads he execu
tive or steering com.Titt.ee for the
enter ninment of th? national
convention. Other members of
that committee include Drs. C. R.
Yerwood of Austin, secretary of
th3 committee, C. A. Whittaker,
of San Antonio, vice-chairman,
and chairman of the state asso
ciation board of directors, ami
O. I.. Bledsoe of Marshall.
CAMERA CLUB MEETS
| Gateway Camera held an inter
esting meeting Thursday night at
the Urban League. Guest speaker
1 was from Calandra Camera Go.
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A Study In Art and Beauty
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PRESENTS A VERY BEAUTI- IN THIS SHOT. Photo Bracf.
PUL STUDY FOR CAMERAMAN|
DR R. A. ADAMS TRANS
FERED FROM NEBR. TO
Over three years ago Dr. R. A.
Adams came to Omaha, St, John’s
During the thre? years of un
tiring work, the Church indebt
edness was greatly reduced, and
at present ther3 is le^s than four
thousand dollars on the Church
Dr. Adams *tay in Omaha, was
helpful to the thousands that
knew him, and the life he lived,
was oti3 that all who knew him
could say that he was an upright
man. A man of God who was not
afraid to preach the truth, and
• help sinners to find, “The Risen
The same record that has fol
lowed Dr. Adams during his
forty-seven years of service in
Ministry, still follows him. He is
a clean upright Christian Minis
’ ter, and one who’s integrity has
never been questioned, b cause
the God that he serves protects
him from evil influence.
Accompaning Dr. Adams to his
new field is his loyal wife, Mrs.
Laura S. Adams, and their ac
complished grand-s o n, Master
Floyd Collins, who made quite a
record in school activities during
their stay in Omaha.
Before taking their departure
for their new field of labors in
Wichita. Gansas, Dr. and Mrs.
Adams, and Floyd was given th?
surprise of their lives. A surprise
party honoring Dr. Adams’ three
years of loyal service was ten
Returning from a dinner in
their honor, imagine their sur
prise when th:y entered the Par
sonage and was greeted with one
of Dr. Adams favorite songs,
“I’ll b? rT.itimr up Ther".”
A happy evening was s]>ent by
all thu happy friends who gath
ered there to honor their depart
ing Pastor, and at the same time
welcome aheir new Minister, and
hi? wife, Dr. and Mrs. T. A.
This little party was so se-ret
that Dr. and Mi*. Adams were*
unaware of what was taking
place, and while they were in the
dark concerning this movement,
tho various clubs of the Ohuir!»
formed their committees, and
mad 3 their arrangements, an 1
sent their purchasing committee,
consisting of Mrs. Eva Ray.
Mrs. Altha Vann and Mrs. Thom
as H. Goodwin to purchase the
Mrs. Pearl Young President of
■ cne pf the various clubs who con
tributed to the success of this
j entertainment acted as mistress
Mrs. Altha Vann made the pre
sentation?. Presenting to D rv.
Adams a lovely briefcase. To>
Mrs. Adams a twin set, consist
ing of a wardrobe case and A
week-end case and to Master
Floyd Collins a lovely bill-fold.
Among the guest present was
tho Presiding Elder Dr. J. W.
Williams and the present Pastor
of St. John’s A ME Church and
his wife, Dr. and Mils. T. A,
All present express'd regrets
at seeing Dr. Adams leave them,
bu; was happy to know that he
was going to a place equally as
good as St. John’s and equally as
happy to know that anoth'r good
men was sent to serve the people
of St. John’s AME Church.
Tho mambers of St. John wish
for Dr. and Mrs. Adams and
Floyd, God’s choicest blessings,
an 1 much happiness in their new
field of labors.
Out of a class of approximately
Helm E. Johnson, wa' an
Honor Grad along wi;h about 10
others. To be an honor graduate
one must make the Honor Roll
, twice of his or her senior year.
Helen graduate from Tech Thurs.
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