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Entered as 2nd Class Matter at Postoffice, Omaha, Nebr., under Act of March 8, 1874. SATURDAY DECEMBER 9, 1939 -- TEL. WE. 1517 Number 35
' Albert Edwards
•Saturday, December 2nd, Clar- j
ence Harrison, a butcher1 who
has been employed at a local
packing house for years and who
was a member at fine tire of the
UBF band and Yancey’s band
got in a altercation with Albert
Edwards in a North 24th Street \
Tavern. The outeorn • of the al
tercation Albert Edwards was
cut in the leg. Late- on in the I
evening Albert encountered
Harrison and they had another
altercation. Edward seemed to
have gotten the best of the
affair. Clarence Han'son went
>homo at 2529 Patrick and was
found dead in the bathroom. Lat
er it; was thought at the time
of his death it wat- due to the
altercation he had w.th Mr. Ed
wards. After examination by of
ficial physician it. wa» found that
Mr. Clarence Harrison’s death
was found a natural cause and
th ■ coroner exonerated Mr. Al
bert Edward from any b'ame.
PILGRIM INSURANCE CO.
HEAD AND ASSOCIATES
MEET IN CELEBRATION
Augusta, Ga. Dec. 7 (Cl—It
was a Happy Birthday to S. W.
Walker, President of the Pilgrim
Health and Life Insurance Com
| panv held here < • November is,
last. State manager, district man
agers and agents made the trip
for the celebration. President
Walk- l received congratulatory
telegrams, trophies and other
C. B. Nicholas, Georgia State
Manager for the company, who
had charge of the drive for new
business; J. M. Hintcn, South
Carolina State Manager and C.
R. Williams, Alabama State
Manager, were commended for
th,'ir great work.
Dr. D. H. Stantc-n of the
American Bible Society made the
principal address at the birthday
cehbartion. Mr. A. M. Carter,
comptroller, made the presenta
tion address. President Walker,
responded. Others speakers were:
Dr. T. W. Josey, the Company's
Medical Di lector, Rev. W. R.
Lack of Augusta; also, J. C.
w Johnson, C. R. Williams, J. L.
™ Hinton, W. H. Wi born and I
James Walker. Second Vice Pres-1
idtnt J. Thomas Walker presided.
Great interest was manifesiel
by the three state agencies and
it was found that the company
had written $601,500 of new busi
ness. It was the great st drive
ever launched by Pilgrim.
VALUE OF PROPERTY
OCCUPIED BY NEGROES
Washington, D. C.—Values of
real estate propery in the vicinity
1 of many low-rent public housing
k projects occupied by Negroes
have increased during the last 18
months, according to a recently
/ 1 completed survey b the United
V $ States Housing Authority. Find
ing* of the survey, which covered
43 Government-owned projects,
were made public last week by
Nathan Straus, U'SHA Adminis
A cross section checkup of
these projects in various parts of
the country reveal that $9,339,000
has been spent during the past 18
months on both private and pub
lic construction and improvement*!
that have sprung up in the,
neighborhoods surrounding the
public housing developments.
The survey included such pro
jects of predominont Negro occu
pancy as Langston Terrace in
Washington, D. C.; Stanley S.
Holmes Village in Atlantic City,
N. J.; Lincoln Gardens, Evans
k ville, Ind.; Durkeeville, Jackson
W ville, Fla.; Dixie Home", Mem
phis, Tenn.; Liberty Square, Mia
mi, Fla.; and University Terrace,
Columbia, S C, .
Dept of C:nimerce
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS
November 27, 1939
Special to the Editor,
2418 Grant Street
My dear Sir:
I have been loaned to the Cen
sus Bureau for a short while
for th,‘ National U: ban League
and OPPORUNITY for the pur
pose of ’impressing upon the Ne
gro public the importance of full
and honest coopei’ation with the
enumerators who will take the
six*, enth Census of the United
States early in 1940.
I am sending you herewith a
bulletin of general information
about th:s Census, with the sug
gestion that you publish in your
new * columns whatever you f, **1
will be of importance to your
readers, and at the same time
point out editorially the confiden
tial nature of all Census informa
tion and the precautions taken
to prever.it its misuse.
Negroes will have to stand lor
the next ten years on th/ir record
ap revealed by the approaching
Census. These figures will be an
important factor in d't, mining
insurance rates, the extension of
governmental assistance on the
bas’s of need, and other economic
consid,' rations. Therefore I feel'
that this is a matter of grave
importance and would deeply ap
preciate any cooperation that you
Watt h next v.V'.ks paper for
information you ought to know.
Edward Lawson, Consultant
Bockbinding is a new activity
being pi e .ented by the City Re
creation Department at the Main
Center. It is one cf the most in
teresting, as well as useful, and
certainly worthwhile of the
Crafts. The binding is in charge
of a craftsman of many years’
ex peri/nee in the art, and offers
and opportunity to any adult
person interested, to obtain prac
tical instruction in the work.
It will be our aim to present,
in a simple and orderly way, a
method of binding suitable for
rebinding old or worn books, or
the preserving, in book form, of
magazines, with the use of easily
obtained materials and simple
equipment, also the making of
scrap hooks, and locse-l,7af 'bind
er1. Convenient hours may be ar
rranged, and any pcson interest
ed is invited to get in touch with
Mr. Addition, Room 22, third
floor, Main building, or call City
Recreation department, KE. 3739.
On Thanksgiving Day, as irrany
possibly could went to the Clear
View home on West Maple St.,
where the Quacks rendered a
program in the auditiorium with
prayer, spiritual songs and two
readings. Worship committee in
charge Agnes Curtwright, chair
man. This is a custom of the
Quack Club each year to take
fruit, nuts and candy to distri
bute among the two hundred or
more old men and women who
by their expression showed their
gratitude. They look forward
to a visit from the club each
year. We wish to thank Mr.
Chester Pierce and others for
the use of their cars.
Regular meeting was held Fri.
night at the usual time and
placa with president presiding.
We initiated seventeen mem
bers into the club with a beauti
ful candlelight service.
Membership committee in
charge, Sarah Bradley, chairman.
Julia Williams, president
Leo la Jones, reporter
Popular Movie Actress Aids in Campaign
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Doing her part in fighting tuberculosis is Mildred Gover, screen actress
who is one of the early purchasers of Christmas Seals. ,
Between the Lines
Bv Dean Gordon B. Hancock __i-1
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If and when, the rat catches
the man bites the dog, it ir. new <,
' then when a white boy plays foot
ball cn a N/gro team its n ws of
the newsiest sort. This is what
happened last Saturday on Vir
ginia Union’s gridiron.
Seeing was believing last Satur
day at least. I had heard of th s
white boy on Lincoln’s team but
1 liko Thomas of old I want, d to
put my hand on the situation.
Far more thrilling than the game
itself which w a s immensely
thilling was the sight of a young
vvhito man tangl ng up on the
gridiron with young Negroes. My
mind went 'back to th days of
tho Abolitionists who hailed from
Boston and spread their philoso
phy throughout the nation. Here
in this young white man was ab
olitionism reincarnated in the
year cf our Lord 1939. Nothing
happen'd except Lincoln inciden
tally won the game by one point.
A good time was had by all and
tho young man whose numirer
was 52 had demonstrated Jesus
Christ on the gr.diron.
I want Number 52 to preach
l Christ unto n\3 for the Christ
ho preaches has meaning. Fifty
two can talk culture to me for he
epitomizes culture. Fifty-two can
impress me with his doctrines for
he has impressed me with h s be
havior. Gradually the light is
breaking and it is breaking
fastest among the younger gen
erations. The late Dr. C. T. Wal
ker, greatest poacher of his gen
eration, usa.1 to say there was
always the question of the old
ers to the younger gen,'ration,
“What is going to happen when
all the old folks die and get out
of the way?” Dr. Walker always
replied that the world i» going to
mov;: on for they had no 'business
“getting in the way.”
Race relations are going to
receive a mighty impulse forward
with the death of many now
living. I am pinning my hopes on
the wakening humanitarianism
of the younger, generations of
tho younger generations of white
men and women in this country.
Young Negroes must be able to
meet them half-way. Niumbfr 52
has set standards which are
Christian in their implication. I
have wondered albout 52’s par
ents. They must be great in their
spirits for often, 'like parents,
like children. They too are aboli
tionists in their hearts. The fel
low who is “up there” making a
speech on race relations can nfver
compare with the fellow “in
there” playing his heart out with
and for the fellows. *.
Whig 1 pondered as 52 drove
through center, the thought oc
cured to me that there were some
young men in Richmond, bofli ce
low the Mason and D.xcn Lino,
who also would play on N gro
teams and with Negroes if let
alone. They must b« restrained
from their laudal le impulses.
The 52 fc, lings are not confined
to any one section of the nation
but is widespread There is con
siderably more 52 feeling than 52
playing. The feelings are most im
portant for they are bound to
register themselves one way or
another. For lo, these many years
we hav been reading of Negroes
playing on white teams of the
North but not until the coming of
52 have wo lead of a white ath
lete playing1 on a Negro team.
Those Nfgroes who try so hard
to unu-restimate the importance
of interracialism ought to think
of 52. Fifty-two is an interracia
list of the practical kind and
there will be others to.i.oprow. It
shou.d nerve the arm and streng
then the heart of the younger
generation of Negroes to know
that abolitionism i» not no need
of this today. We ne d 52 s just
as certainly as we needed John
tii-own and tne rest oi the Aboli
tionists. Those whites who stir
red this nation with anti-slavery
propaganda and thos? who built
Negro colleges and those who
j support them and the 52s are all
of the same mould. They all had
i the 52 sentiment in their souls,
j Negroes must learn to put all
their energies on the anti-Negro
white man and his program.
While cursing the Negrophcues
we must not overlook the N-gro
philes. It is more popular to
curse the former than to bless
the latter but the popular course
it not always safest and most
profitable. Inerracialism is not
dead nor is it obsolescent. So
while we praise 52 for what he is
doing we must not forget the fel
low who is just waiting for a
chance to *‘52.’'
RAYMOND HORNE PASSES
Mr. Raymood Perry Horne, 44
years old, former steward at the
Dundee Golf Club and the Uni
versity club died Tuesday at a
local hospital after a br^tf illness.
In recent years Mi\ Home had
been a government employee.
Mr. Horne was a staunch demo
crat and for a nurr.ber of years
had taken a active part in poli
tics. Being born and raised in
Omaha and a member of one of
Omaha's pioneer families he had
a large circle of friend* ip all
Where Is The
Architect on $7,71 !),(>()()
Chicago, Dec. 7 (ANP)—An
nouncement \v«s made* thi. week
by the Chicago Housing Author
ity of the appointm, nt of George
M. Jones, widely known archi
tect and engineer, as a nui rb-'r
of a group of architects commis
sioned by the Authority to draft
plans for a new $7,71!),(MX) hous
ing project h, re.
Site of the now project was
not disclosed, pond ng arrange
ments for acquiring tho land.
Thi* other commision members
ar all white.
Hazel Harrison pro invar pian
ist who returning from a concert
tcur which included Dillard Uni
vcrs'ty, Normal College, Normal
Ala Alabama State Teachers’
C liege, Montgomery and Fort
Valley College, will appear in
Detroit, January 19. Miss Hard
son formerly of the Tuskeg;c
Institute faculty is now at How
ard University. (ANP)
walks of life.
Mr. Horne is survived by four
children: Delores, Norman, Mar
vin and Janette, three sisters:
Mrs. Sad'e Cummings, 242K Lake
St. with whom be made his home,
Mi’s. Corine Hall, Spokane, \\< sh.
Mrs. Lulla Burkes Lincoln, Nebr.
Two ne-phtws, Albert Burkes
and Lewis Giant, Omaha. Mr.
Horne's wife, Mrs. Leona McCoy
Horne, pijeceeded him in death
lour years ago.
Funeral services were held Sat
urday after noon with Rev. F. C.
Williams officiating at the
Thomas Funeral Home, 2022
Lake street with burial at Pros
pect Hill Cemetery.
City Union of Ushers &
Jack Wall, Reporter
Yes, your reporter is still on
his jdb, of course I’ll agree with
ycu that I haven’t been able to
get around to visit all of the
locals lately. But I’ve been think
ing of you and will be seeing you
soon. Speaking of visiting, your
leporter in his rounds last Sun
day found himself over to Bethel
Baptist. Remembering the Presi
dent of that local, Mr. Andrews
had invited the City Union over
to take pa it or at least be their
guest a.s on that day they were
suspo»a to have their Annual
Sermon preached by some pastor.
Duo to the illness or something
on the part of your reporter, I
couldn’t seem to get heads or
tails of the meeting. The City
Union president, Mr. Young and
about eight or nine locals of d f
ferent churches presented them
selves Thanksgiving Day were in
for a fine afternoon. You know,
kind of a get together affair,
fhak* hands, make acquaintances
Six Hundred Hear the
W orld’s Greatest Orators
THE WEALTH OF THE
COUNTRY LS OWNED HY
2% OF ITS CITIZENS
Mr. M. P. Webstar, the first
speaker and Mr. A. Philip Ran
dolph the second speaker of thei
The keynote of Mr. Webster's
subject was that the Negroes
wealth is his labor. Mr. Wi'buter
stated that PP1 _■' < of the entire
population ol Negroes were a |
working people, theiefore it is ]
absolutely essent al for the Ne
gro to join hands in full forces
w.th Americas workers regard
less of race, creed or color and
that he must become a nu ml. r of
some kind of a trade union if ho
expects to improve his working
condit ons and to receive a rea
sonable sum for his labor. Mr.
Weoster stated that the trouble
with the Negro was that we had
too uiiny hungry self-styled
leaders that were always in front |
apd on the firing line, and every '
group of Negroes got together,
aitt' tfrtft thiji,jSCll'-fftyie deader in
reality was gathering informa
tion and pushing him&olf in front
for the purpose of selling them
out to he enemies for personal
advantages. Mr. Webster said
these supposed to be leaders are
eager to represent themselves as
tho leaders of some big Negro
organization often called the
Chamber of Commerce or the
Negro commercial club. Mr.
Webster stated he had been look
ing for the commerce part of the
Negroes for twenty years and up
on his investigation he found the
majority of the Negro commerce
of new members, in fact have a
jolly good time.
Hut it sterns if though their
president had other ideas, prob
ably it was the collection that
caused him to ‘forget that he had
company. However,'Mr. Andrews
tly City Union will have their
Cabinet meeting Sunday Dec.
10th. Time 3:30. Place Urban
I iague and of course your know
wo are expecting you * by all
means. We crave a few words
We hope to have some d'finate
news concerning the box lunch at
cur next meeting.
I’ll be seeing you.
St. Benedict (iirls Win
By ('laic nce McDavis
St. Benedict girls went to vic
tory over the Urban league
Round Tables. Naomi Garner
starred for St. Benedict’* team.
Mary Sessions was the first to
score. Sessions basket was the
only one made in ihe first quar
ter. Juanita Agie scored and tie!
the score in the second quarter.
Irene Harris fouled Naomi Gar
ner giving Garner a free throw.
The score was 3-2 in favor of
St. Benedicts. In the third Naomi
scored twice while Mary Sessions
once. Irene Harris scored
for the Round Tables. In the
fourth quarter Naomi scored
three timm and made three free
throws which made the Bcore 6
to 17. St. Benedict’s favor.
The lineup for St. Benedicts is
Naomi Garner. F
Mary Sessions . F-C
Audrey Scott . F
Wanita Smart . G
Geraldine Peak . G
Edna Taylor . G
Helen King . G
BIG NAACP. BENEFIT SHOW
A big, grand benefit ministrel
show will be given at the Ritz
theatre, Saturday night December
9, at 11:45 p. m.
consisted of a few barber shops,
pool halls, restaurants and beauty
cultural schools. In most com
munities wh re Negroer live if
thou is any other kind bhsi
ness as a rule they are owne i
and operated by the other rac?.
Mr. Randolph's keynote of his
subject was that the Negro rac *
had no pol.tical paiiy to look t >
for relief; that the Negroes only
hope was to allow' himself with
the progressive movements that
won t ying to maintain Ameri
ca’s democratic principles of our
courtly. Mr. Randolph stated that
2 percent of American citizens
owned and controlled the wealth
of our country and the great
trouble with the country toiLay
was the inadequate distribution
of the wealth of our country.
Watch next weeks paper for
more details about Mr. Randolphs
Former Atlanta Uni.
Student In F'redeh r
107th Air Battalion
Atlanta, Ga. Dec. 7—HariV
Mery a native of Guadeloupe in
the French West Indies, who wgs
the* first exchange student from
r. French unibersitp to be enroll
ed,in a Negro university in this
country is a member of the first
company of the 107th Air Bat
talion in the F rench army. He is
stationed at VilLaeoublay.
A graduate of the University
of Paris, Mery was awarded the
diploma of superior studies by
th:s institution before leaving for
the front. His thesis, on the life
of James Weldon Johnson, was.
written., under the direction of
Dr. Mercer Cook.
The Omaha Civic Orchestra is
entering its fourth week of
“Music Appreciatxln iConcerts/’’
with one more week of the first
series to be placed. In prepara
tion at present are a series of
Christmas Concerts with which
will bo played throughout the
City beginning December 22nd.
Following is the schedule for
the wq?k of December lltb,. -«W
Mon. Dec. 11—Garfield school
9:00 AM.; So. Lincoln school
10:00 AM.: St. Bridget school,
Tues. Dec. 12—Ashland Park
School, 9:00 AM.: West Side
School, 10:30 AM.; Jungman
School, 1:00 PM.
Wed. Dec. 13—Kellom school
9:00 AM.: Park school 1:00 PM.:
lady of Lourdes school, 2:30 PM.
Thurs. Dec. 14—Lincoln school
9:00 AM.; Hawthorn# School
10:30 AM.: Robbins school 1:00
Friday Dec. 15.—Mason school
| 9:00 AM.; iFeld club, 10:30 AM.;
Holy Cross school, 1:00 PM.
Mon. Dec. 11—So. High school
dance, 11:45-1:15 PM.
Tues. Dec. 12—So. High school
i Dance, 11:45-1:14 PM.; Benson
High school, Dance, 12-1 PM.;
| Christ Child Center, 22nd Pop
i pleton Avenue, 7:30 -10:30 PM.
I Wed. Dec. 13—So. High school
; Dance 11:45-1:15 PM.; Holy
J Name Dance 3:30-5 PM.: North
, Christ Child, Dance 7-10 PM.
1 hurs. Dec. 14—So. High school
Dance, 11:45-1:15 PM; Benson
High school, 12-1 PM.; Bellevue
Dance 8:30-11:30 PM.
Fri. Dec. 15—So. High schcnl.
Dance, 11:45-1:15 PM.; Omaha
University, Dance P-12 PM.; So.
Side Gym, Dance, 8-11 PM;
Monro,e school 3:30-5:30 ^
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