The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, July 27, 1940, CITY EDITION, Image 1
PRICE _ 5cts. WORKERS URGED TO APPLY FOR NATION AL DEFENSE JOBS New York—Colored workmen were urfred by the NAACP to ap ply for jobs at all plants which are manufacturing products for the national defense program, and Re port at once if they arte refused jobs. The national office of the NAACP. here at 69th Fifth avenue (will forward all suifh complaints immediately to the national def ense council. LARGEST ACCREDITED NEGRO NEWSPAPER WEST OF CHICAGO AND NORTH OF KANSAS CITY 1* PoM °ffice- 0m*ha- Nebr■undw Act •* 8- 1874- Omaha, Nebraska, Saturday, JULY 27, 1910 * OUR 13th YEAR Number It ^___ ANNOUNCES WEDDING DATE anHiiiiHtniiiiiiaiiiiHiiiiiiiiiBaniiuiiiinniniHBiiiiiuitiii'jiiHiiiniiiiiiuiiiimiyiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimtiiliiiiiiiiiiKiMiiniiiiittimium'iiiii'mnliHuiuiiiii’Hiiimi'im-iiniiiiBiinilynuiiiiilaw MISS DOROTHY SCOTT Mfes Dorothy Scott, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Scott and grand-daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Scott of Omaha has chosen Septem.be' 29th, for the date of her marriage to William A. Glenn of Hope. Arkansas. It was announced at a formal dinner party give at the home of her aunt, Susie Yancy, 2871 Maple Street, Omaha, Saturday evening. July 20th. Guests we’e: Misses Velma Rose, Mary Ellen Dicker son, Charlene Lewis, Johnnie Gor don. Lorene Lewis, Irene Harrold, and Mesdames Margaret Wight, Lucille Young, Mabel Lee, Aleth ia Dixon, Malty Goldston, Mabel Glenn and Geraldine Hands. Miss Scott is a graduate of Cen tral High school. Omaha, wherb she majored in stenographic work. She was secretary in the Nebras ka State Legislative, 1937 Session, later she became Recording Sec retary for the Protective O'fler of Dining Car WlaitepS, LfcaL No. 465, the position she now holds. Her fiancee attended the Univers ity of Nebraska where he affiliat ed with the Alpha Phi Alpha Phi Ailpha f latomitty, sljudied at the university of Minnesota, and is now working Howard his Ph. B. if. Degtbee in Journalism and Pub lic peaking at Creighton univers ity in Omaha. HISTORY OF DAN DESDUNES BAND; 2 GREAT DIRECTORS DAN DESDUNES BY W. M. (CAP) LEWIS 2927 North 28th St., Omaha. N ebraska Ilhe Band known as the Des dunes Band was organized in 1887. By W. M. Lewis and J N. Thomas, retired Detective Sarg.. and was known as the Omaha Military Band- This Band wlas directed by Mr. Thomas a very accompcl'ished musician. Mr. Thomas and I were seeking the best talent we could find. In 1904 the Gidons Minstrels came to O maha and were showing at the old Trackodar Theatre on 14th and Harney Sts., Mr. Thomas and I went to see a man by the name of Dan Desdun.es that was showing wuth t hat company. The Omaha Military Band at that time had became to be known all over the country, under the direction of Mr. Thomasv We engaged Mr. Desdunes to come to Omaha, which he did after giving his ten days notice to the manager of the show. Mr. Thomas and I rented an/ apartment in the present Dr. Haw kins Building for Mr. Desdunes and when he returned to Omaha he was al! ready to go to house keeping. House furnished, rent paid for three months. We then organized the Desdunes Orchestra All of the dancing and social functions were played at that time by white Orchestras. Namely Dimmicks Orchestra, Olson and Franks Clark Orchestra, but when Des dunes got going there was no more work for the white orches tras to do for our group. We also cut in on their group playing. Desdunes sent for some of his musicians to come to Omaha. Such musicians as Prof- George Bryant the present director of the Desdunes band and a man by the name of Sidney darter. After several years iim Omaha Mr. Bry* an" west and continued in the Minstrel business until the latter part of the twenties. After which he went into a theatre with an or chestra and had charge of Burles que and vaudeville acts. Between 1904 and 1907 the Om aha Military Band became the first regiment band of the milifa»-y department of the Knights of Py thias. Mr. J. N. Thomas was commissioned Col. of that depart ment and resigned from the band m Director and I. W. M, Lewis was commissioned Captain and Desdunes was commissioned First Lieutenant and band master. The band became famous overnight The band went to the K of P conven tion of K. C., Mo., in 1911 and won the second prize after competing r-—- - ~ with such bands as the Eighth Jteg. Band of Ghjcago With Bill Barry directing. The St. Louis Band under the direction of Wade Hammond new with the Ninth Calvary band and W. M. Jackson of the 115th Reg. Band of Topeka Kansas and the Second Reg. Band of K. C.Mo under the direction of W. M. Mel'ford. The Press and the general opin ion was the Omaha Band should have had first prize. Desdunes be came the talk of the country. He was 25 years ahead of the times. He introduced a piece of music which rearranged known as the Missouri Maze- That set the con vention hall on during the contest. Over 15,000 people were in atten dance. I then went after big jobs, such as the Nebraska State Fair, Ak SarBen Parades, Trade Extension Trips of the Omaha Chamber of Commerce. We have played the Nebraska State Fair from 1915 to 1937, the Trade trip from 1920 to 1940. Desdunes died in 1929, then Frank Perkins became drector of the band to 1930 Then another great bandmaster came to town. The return of Prof. George Bry-1 ant. These twd great bandmast ers, Dan Desdunes and George Bryant, the present bandmaster in my estimation we o on par. Des dunes, the modern, Bryant, the more sincere and clasic. I was commissioned Captain in uniform department of the | Knights of Pythias, THAT’S WHY | I’M KNOWN A.S “CAP”. RED CAPS SUE LINES FOR FIVE MILLION DOLLARS " ' ' ( DENTISTS NAME DR. FEREBEE CHAIRMAN DEFENSE COM’ITTEE Washington , July 25 (ANP) Appointment of a national def ense committee was announced by D* - Waldo Howard, Houst-, Dr. Ferebee on, president, Na tional Dental association. This committee will aid in listing the national colored dentists who can: f/ialffy for military service and will cooperate with the American Dental association, war and navy departments, United States Public Health se'vice and the recently cheated President's National, De fense council. Dr. C- Thurston Ferebee. Wash ington, was selected Chairman of the national defense committee of the NDA. and also president of tiho Robert. T. Fiteenian Dental so ciety, D. C. and 1st lieutenant, dental corps, a "my reserve. Dr. Ferebee says that the 2,000 Negro dentists in this country, both members and non-members of the association, soon will receive forms requesting detailed, confidential; information about thei" profession al qualifications and military ex perience. When the forms are completed and the data filed it will be made available to the fed eral government. This defense committee will not only aid the na tional defense council and the war departments in the selection of men fit for milita y service bin it will, in the event of an emergency | render every possible aid to d< n- . tists who enter the military serv- , ices as well as those who will, for one reason or another, remain at home. Assisting Dr. Ferebee in compil ing this survey are the following members of the committee; Dr. J. C. Braaier, Washington, D. C-; Dr. R. E. Beamon. Cincinnati; D t. II. C. Edwards, Washington; Dr. A. S. Hunter. Durham; Dr. R. A. Dix on, Washington; Dr. Q. L- Toler, Greenville, Miss.; and Dr. M. R. Dean, Washington. Any dentist 11 1 Chicago, July 25 (CNA> Gaining impetus from preliminary decis ions, the legal staff of the United Transport Sendee Employees of America has onte- ed the final stages for the next push in the un ion's proceedings against several railroads. Proceedings, in which the stakes include a possible settlement of $5 000,000 or more for 75 pe-cent of the nation’s net! cap’s, has become the largest recovery suit under the Wage and Hour Law and the larg est suit eve- filed by an American labor organization. Composed of several prominent Negro and white attorneys, the nine-nianeinergency legal staff of the UTSEA is headed by Leon M Despres of Chicago and George C. Hayes of Washington. not receiving the survey form is urged to write Dr. C. T. Farebcse. 1809 2nd Street, Northwest, Wash ington, without obligations on their part. Complete defense com mittee reports will be given at the National Dental association con vention, Augk Vt 2-1(5, 3*>. T ools, Mo. PRINCIPAL IN EQUAL PAY FIGHT GETS NEW CONTRACT Norfolk, Va., July 25 (ANP)— Melvin O. Alston, whose fight for ’qual salaries for Negro and white eacher.s against the Norfolk school boa-’d brought victoryt on m appeal to the United S'ates circuit Court of Appeals in Ashe ville, N. C-, recently has been of fered a new teaching contract for 1940-41, it wa8 announced here last ,veek- This move is seen aa a sign )f weakening by the board, al hough indication** have been made hat it will appeal the decision to he U. S. Supreme court, because Miss Aline black, who sued the >oa’»d (in a similar case in 1929. vas dropped from her post for h< r ictlon. EXPECT 2,000 MERCHANTS FOR FALL MARKET WEEK Two thousand merchants from half a dozen surrounding states ere expected to be in Omaha tor Merchants Fall Market Week which opens August 19, Chairman Jerry D. Alexander! of the Omaha Chamber of Commerce comittee in charge, said today. With approximately 50 Omaha wholesaling, jobbing and manu facturing houses playing host to the visitors, three big nights of en tertainment are planned, Alexand er said. Peony Park’s beautiful outdoor Royal Grove will be thp setting for an elaborate Style Show on Tuesday evening, August 20. Framed in an arc of colored lights beautiful girls will model the lat est Fall and Winter styles. An additional feautre of the evening will bo an up to the minute floor show. Visiting merchants will dance in the breez,e swept grove to strains of a nationally known band following the style revue. Peony’s Parks pool will also be open for those who care to swim before or after the program. Lyle DeMoss of Radio Station WOW wil be featured entertainer in a Fun night ‘‘Quizz-Fest”, Wed nesday evening in Hotel Fonten elle. DeMoss will match wits with the visitors with a array of attrac ive gifts as rewards for quick tbimking. Dancing will fallow la ter in the evening. Thursday’s Gift Night and Grand Ball at tfye Omaha Field Club will feature distribution of several thousand dollars worth of gifts to the visiting merchants and their families. An added attraction will be a demonstration by the O* maha Fir,e Department’s Rescue S juad Dancing will also bo in cluded on the evening’s schedule. Market Week firms are prepar ing a giant' ‘open house” program for th,e benefit of their guests and a number of special exhibits, dis plays and entertainments are al ready being added to the week’s program. The latest styles and merchandise will be available and! merchants will have an opportun ity to pre-vue stocks which will bo in demand during the Fall and Winter* seasons. Sponsors of Market Week in clude: Anderson-Moschel Mercan tile Co.. Beebe & Runyan Furnit ure Co., Benda Bag Go., Bordy's Garment Co., Carpenter Paper Co., John lit ere Plow Co., Egg eress O’Flyng Co., Falstaff Brew ing Co.. Fontenelle Hotel, Gate City Hat Co., Independent Biscuit Co., K-B Piining Co., Don l.ee Furniture Co., Loose-Woles Bis cuit Co., McKesson Robbins, Inc., R. A Man- Grocery Co., Omaha Crockery Co., Orchard & Wilhelm Co., Paxton & Gallagher Co., Pax ton Hotel, Superoraft Garment Co., Tootle 1 ampbell Dry Goods Co., Trimble Brothers, Wm. Wolk eT & Co., and Wright & Wilhelmy Co. Previous decisions have been handed down in the U. S. cou-ts »lj Chicago and Dallas, Texas* The Chicago court has ruled that a representative suit can lie filed in behalf of employe* in conform ity with Section 16 (b) of C e Fair I*abor Standard* Act, nd that the employes have the %*i to designate representatives to file in their behalf. The Dallas court ruled that tip* do not constitute wages. The court ordered the payment of back wages, and recently denied a motion of the railroad company for a new tidal. Recently a dual AF of L. “splin ter'’ organization of red caps in Philadelphia, headed by A- C. Me shed, an expelled vice president of the UTSEA, filed an independ ent suit. The cou~t set this care aside in order that the legal way may bo cleared for the larger and more representative suit of the UTSEA. . , — it. - WENDELL WILLKIE ON VAC ATION CONFERS ON COLORED PEOPLES PROBLEMS (by EMMETT J. SCOTT) Washington, D. C.—Continuing a -ound of interviews with import ant individuals of all races, creeds and professions, Wendell L. Will kie, Republican nominee for Presi dent of the United States, at Col orado Gyi mgs. Wednesday .'hrfy 17, received the Ileverend G. W. Reed, a Bishop with Headquartejs in the West, and J. Finley Wilson, Grand Exalted Ruler of the Ne gro Elks of the United States who discussed problems confronting the Colored people of the United Stat es, particularly discriminatory treatment. Another visitor*? came away de claring: only a man of Mr. Willkie courage and understanding can cope successfully with the financ ial pxublemg that demand solution in his country.—He has all the Qualities and qualifications for a great President in a time of a great emergency”. PUBLIC SHOWS CONFIDENCE IN LEADER This statement epitomizes the general reaction of men and wom en everywhere, contained in into ) views. letters, and telegrams which have reoched the Campaign Management of the Republican Party, and have served to encour age the confident belief that, :n the struggle ahead, thousands and thousands of voters, in weakness of spirit, are calling and praying for a change. Congressman Everett M. Dirk sen of Illinois has summarized this feeling, and has pointed out: ‘The people want a victory ov e - the problem of joblessness, but after‘more than seven years, un employment is still our primary problem. The farmers want a victory ove~ the problem of in adequate prices, but that problem is still with us. “The people want a victory over the problems of expanding debt and increasing taxes, but those problems are more agg ravated to day than at any time in the his tory of the nation. After making due allowance for the many good things which the administration has accomplished, the primary problems of unemployment, low farm prices,, business stagnation, debt and taxes are still heTe. “People are seeking a leader in his own field of private endeavor has evidenced remarkable results in behalf of the thousands of whom he has served as a leadc and as a trustee. “There must be a resurgence’’ be said, "of the will to recover pros perfity, and Wendell Willkie has the capacity for supplying the spa-k-That) is why Wendell j Willkie ha,s capivated the fancy of i people in all walks of life. He is regarded as the embodiment of a new trend. People will listen to (Continued on page 4) HEAD NEGRO REPORTERS CHARGE BIAS IN PRESS SEATINGS AT DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION SEEKS ELK LEADERSHIP D .Lethia C. Fleming, Cleveland Ohio-, prominent member of The Grand Temple of Elks, and one qf the most widely known women in the country, is said to be the lead ing candidate for Grand Daughter Ruler of The Elks. The Grand Temple meets in St. Louiig next month. ---i SIDELIGHTS OF THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION sidelights on the democratic conv start on front page Chicago. jJicly 25 (By Roscoe Dunjee for ANP1—More than 25 Negro delegates sat on the floor :»f the Chicago stadium this yea-'. ****** When tihe committee named by the National Colored Democratic association appeared befre the Res alutions committee at the Black stone hotel they received an ova tion- The entire committee arose and cheered following the present ation by Bari Dicke nson. Senator Peppei* followed the commi'tee in to the hall and said he approved all of the program suggested re garding civil rights. ****** Cotton Ed Smith did not take a »valk this year. Perhaps it was aecause he likes! the p-ayer offer id by Bishop Reverdy Ransom aetter than the (invoking ability of Marshall Shepard. ****** And by the way Marshal Shep ard made a big mistake at the sta iium. He thought he was seating himself with the Pennsylvania (Continued on page 3< ©Farley Distributed As Condition Is Brought To His Attention—Mich elaon, Corner***!, Makes Changes, But We're Still Not In Pres* Box Republican National Committee Publicity Division, 718 Jackson Place, N. W., Washington, D. C., From Pittsburgh Courier, July 20 Chicago—Charging that they Were being* discriminated against 1 y being given seats in the first balcony instead of the elaborate press box here, reporters for a half dozen Negro newspapers pro tested to National Chairman Jam es A. Farley. Sunday on the eve of the Democratic convention. Badges marked ‘‘Keneial Press' with admission ticketg for unres erved seats in the balcony were distributed to all of the Negro re porters ot Democratic headquar ters over the week end. The situation wfes brought to Mr. Farley’s attention Sunday af ter he had addressed a Negro mass meeting at the Eighth Illinois ar mory. Visibly disturbed by the situation, after the rtepo-ters painted out that Negro reporters were given equal accomhdotions in the press box at the GOP conven tion in Philadelphia, Mr Farley r-omised to confei* with Charles Michelson, Democratic Publicity Director, within a half hour. The indignant reporters did not wait for tho conferences, however. Going gt'vught to Michelson’s off ice In the Stevens Hotel, they in formed him of their protest to Farley and demanded immediate redress Tlici miKlioiftf n I *•<>nf ri i o>■ 1 n i . ed responsibility for the situation although the badges had been is sued through bis office. He dedar ed that a presp committee compos ed of representatives otf the daily press, had completed the arrange ments, leaving out a number of small white dailies and weeklies. When the Negro reporter re mained insistent, however, Mr. Michelson provided them with new credentials which would permit them to go anyhere in the conven tion stadium. He also provided c* edentials for three Negro photo graphers. The new credentials still will not extend the facilities of the press box to the Negro rep resentatives, however CAA. TO START SECOND PILOT TRAINING GROUND SCHOOL AT WENDELL HIGH Chicago. July 25 (ANP) — The second three month session of the non-collegiate pilot training cours es conducted by the National Air men’s association will begin Aug. 5, it was announced this week by Willa B. Brown, CAA director of flight training. NEGRO OPPOSITION MAY HAVE BLOCKED SOUTHERN MAN FOR VICE PRESIDENT MOTHER OF WALTER W HITE DIES Atlanta, Ga. —Mrs. George W. White, mother of Walter White, NAAGP. secretary, died of a heart attack at her home here Thursday night, July 18. M'"s. White was a Widow, her husband having been killed some years ago in an auto mobile accident. The NAAGP secretary, who was on a vacation with his family in New England, was present for the funeral. Chicago—A kn|ty-n opposition of Negro voters in the North and West to candidates from the Deep South for Mice President of the United States on the Democratic ticket, may have been a factor in the refusal to nominate Speaker Bankhead of Alabama, Senate James Byrnes of South Carolina, or Congressman Sam Rayburn, of Texas it became known he-f> in connection with the federal anti lynching bill. Bankhead has been no friend of Negroes. Rayburn has n« special record on the Negro but he comes from a state whose rec ord is bad.