The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, August 17, 1940, CITY EDITION, Image 1
CITY EDITION PRICF _ 5cts. f APPOINfED * TO PHYSICAL TRAINING DEPT. Fhijrcne Skinner, former crack athlete and letter man of Technic nesday to the physical training de al high school, was appointed Wed partment of tne city at a salary of $1,000 yearly. LARGEST ACCREDITED NEGRO NEWSPAPER WEST OF CHICAGO AND NORTH OF KANSAS CITY _ Entered u Second Cites Metter tt Poet Office, Omtht, Nebr., under Act of March 8, 1874. Omaha, Nebraska, SatUrtfaV AllgUSt 17, 1910 OUR 13th YEAR NlimllOr 22— Business Phone WE. 1517 * y ” y ■ ■ ■ Bj WINS JOB AWARD Allen Lee McKellar, Jn. 21, son of 'Mr. and Mrs. Allen L. Me Kellar, of 48 Pinckney Street, Ab beville, S. C., and graduate of the State Colored Agricultural and Mechanical College of Orangs burg, S- C.. being congratulated by Walter 8. Mlack, Jr., President of the Pepsi-Cola Company, upon his winning one cf the Walter Mack Job Awards for American. Youth; the plan provides salaried business intemeships for qualified college graduates!. Hollowing his graduation this year, young Me Kellar w'as chosen by College President M. F. Whitaker as an outstanding senior to represent the college in the Job Awards , contest. I BATON ROUGE NAACP TAKES STEPS IN WASHINGTON CASE Baton Rouge, L,a., Aug. <a,n' P,)—Backed by the citizenry of Louisiana’s capitol city, the NAA CP., local branch, has beun a spir ited effort to defend Mns. Hazel Washington, who is charged here with wounding with intent to kill C. E. Cotton, white. Investigations disclosed that on June 10, Mrs- Washington was on her Way home from the grocery store, When Cotton rolled up by her on a bicycle and insulted her. Upon being insulted, she cursed Cotton, whereupon he jumped from his bicycle and struck her. After having*been struck, Mrs. Washington pro<£edetJ to defend herself with a pen knife. He was seriously cut about the body. She was arrested. Mijs. Washington’s husband j upon advice of the Rev. A. II. Landry, local pastor, sought the aid of the local branch of the N. AACP. The organization, after relentless efforts, succeeded in getting Mrs Washington’s bond reduced from $3,000 to $350. MJt)s. Washington was arraign ed in court on July 12 at which time, she pleaded not guilty. Her case Was set for July 19, but the local branch, through its attorney L .H. Hughes, has succeeded in getting the case put off until the middle of October. In the meantime, the NAACP. has set up a “Hazel Washington Defense Fund’’ which already has raised more than $100. Membership Not Limited To Ai\y Special Group Dear Sirs: In response to a large number of requests received from Colored People in the city of Omaha, con cerning comrrainitfcr activities af fecting our group, therefore we were forced to organize. Being a community-wide organization, Low Wage and Unemployed Workers, the membership is not limited to any special group, such as busi ness. professional, laborers, etc. On the other hand, any pei-son or organization of good standing, in terested in civic, commercial and industrial Welfare of the commun ity, ^s eligible for membership. The key people and ministers of this city should support this or ganization, and should desire to Wendell hompson A Suicide stimulate greater activity in de veloping the general welfare of our group. Do a kind deed every day for our people that’s unfortunate, and also try to .make jobs for one an other. Meeting, Monday 8 p- m. Lit>WrWage and Unemployed Workers, 2707 Lake St., Virgil Bailey, President, Doc. Franklin, Secretary. /____ Willkie Campaign Under Way In Washington D.C. Washington, Aug. 12 (ANP) — Incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia, the Willkie* MjcNary Campaign league begins functioning on a large scale am ong the colored, residents of the District shortly. Chief aim of the campaign unit is to get out the ab sentee voters, who having bona fide residences in other states earn their livelihood in the District. Directors for the colored unit include Thomas C. R. Bragg. Dr. WILLIAM GREEN A. F. OF L. TO ADDRESS PULLMAN PORTERS At one of the biggest labor de monstrations ever staged in New York City, William Green, Presi dent of the American Federation) of Labor, will address the open ing mass meeting of the Brother hood's Biennial Convention and Fifteenth Anniversary’ Celebration! Sunday, September 15th, at the Salem Methodist Episcopal church, 129th Street, and 7th Avenue, New York City, Recording to reports re ceived from the Brotherhood’s in ternational headquarters in New York. This will be the second time that President Green has spoken undei the auspices of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters in , New York City. His first appearance was some nine years ago. This time he will speak for the Broth erhood, which has successfully ne gotiated a wage agreement for Pullman Porters whicl^ has brought to them recognition from the powerful Pullman Gbmpany, states A. Philip Randolph, Inter national President. President Green will discuss the role of the Ajmerican Federation of Labor in the organization of the American workers in general and the Negro workers in partic ular. John R. Francis, Isaiah Li.senby, W. Anson Longe, Geroge Parker, John T. Rjnes, M. T. Walker, J. Franklin Wilson and Ella L. Wing field. Location of the offices will be in the Whitelaw hotel, conven ient to all voters of the District and accessible from all parts of the city. Stork Disappoints Couple Fourth Time Kinston, N. C., Aug. 12 (ANP) Mr. and Mrs- Harry Edmunds de vout couple here, were the parents of three children, all girls. From the time their first child was ex pected they had yearned for a boy but each new baby proved to be of the feminine gendre. When a fourth child was expected, Edm unds and his wife prayed fervent ly that it Wiould be a boy. Twins arrived last week—both girls. MAYOR PROCLAIMS SUNDAY AS KIDDIES DAY BIG CIRCUS AT ELMWOOD PARK Duo to the amount of work that has been] done by all Recreation Centers of the city, Mayor Dan E. Butler has proclaimed Sunday, August 18, as Kiddies’ Day for the City of Omaha. Don't forget Sunday August 18 at Elmwood Park, 5 p. m. for the big circus. Bring all the kiddies out for their1 day. City Kiddies Day. Also remember the Circus Parade Saturday, August 17, a* 10 a. m. through downtown Omaha. The Long and Corby Play grounds girl/s have worked out a very lovely Flag drill for the cir I rus, also the Elks Drum and Bugle corps will appear. The next band conceit will be Tuesday, August 20 at 24th and Goiby from 0:30 to 7:30 p. m. Be sure to come out and hear this fine band under the able leader ship of Prof. George llryant. Otis and Clarence Page from the Ix>ng Boat clas,s won 2nd priz es' ii^ their respective classes in the Annual City Boat Kegatta, held at Riverview Park Friday, August 10. This class was under the direction of Mr. Alvin Good win. Mrs. Berniece Marshall, Su pervisor. FAMED NEGRO COM POSER HONORED AT RECEPTION AT YWCA Dr. R. Nathaniel Dett, one of tne most famed of Negro compos ers, Was honored at -a reception held last night at the North Side YWCA., twenty-second and Grant streets. w Dr. Dett’s oratorio. ‘The Order ing of Moses,’’ first presented in Cincinnati in 1938 with Eugene Gossens conducting, has since been heard about 50 times. Dr. Dett stopped in Omaha after attending a Rosierucian meeting in California. He left this morn ing for his home in Rochester, N. Y. Dorn in Canada, Dett was grad uated from the Oberlin college i school of music, received a mas ter’s degree from tne Eastman school of music and doctorates from Oberlin and Howard univers ity. He has been director of the school of music at Hampton insti tute, and now heads the music de partment of Bennett college. Greensboro, N. 0. His Women’s choir there, wnich tours each win ter, has gained fame, one reason being the development of altos wiho reach notes commonly sung by baritones. Dr. Dett is editor of a four-vol ume edition of Negro music and in 1920 won the Harvard Bondwin prize for an essay. ‘‘The Emanci pation of Negro Music.” He has received decorations from foreign governments for his symphonic a»‘d ehoal music, one of the best known being —“Listen to the Lambs." WIFE KILLS PREACHER A 30 year old evangelist, Rev, Paul English, was shot and killed by his wife, two years his senior, at their home, 211 West 14th St., on Wedn*'sdoy as their four small children played outside in ihe street. The wife, Mrs. Mollie English, told police that she and her hus band had (juarreled frequently during the past months and that he had threatened to kill her. Rumor has it that Rev. English a part-time pastor at the Church of Christ, 227 Lenox avenue, brag ged about his conquests with oth er women—some of them white. The enraged wife could stand it no longer, police said, and she ran to the family trunk, pulled out the .32 calibre Colt and fired. Rev-En glish was shot in the ab domen and in both sides of the chest, according to police and was beyond aid when Dr. Mostof pky of Harlem Hospital arrived. Mrs. English is said to have been sitting beside the body of her husband when police, summon ed by neighbors arrived on the scene, he still held the gun. Detectives Connelly, Boyden and Childs made the investigations. Patrolman Fleming of the 32nd Precinct Was the first at the scene i SOLOISTS SELECTED BY MUSICIANS 1 1 ■ i— 1 1 ■■ " - — ' ■ 1 — 11 ■■g-'i Mrs. Mary Cardwell Dawson of Pittsburgh, president of the Nat ional Asoeiation of Negro Music ians, announced this we«k, the list of artists for the coveted places as poloists on Artists’ Night at the musician’s annual convention to be held in Chicago, August 18th 24. Aubrey Ponkey, left, brill iant young baritone from the Jul '—— ' V • liard School of Music; Etta Mot en, center, stellar concert singer; Orrin Suther, right, talented Chi cago organist, and Pearson and Love, sensational piano duet of Kansas City, Kansas, will com prise the group who will appear as guests artists Friday night, August 23, at Metropolitan church Chicago. 9 Greenville, S. C.. Aug. 12 (ANP The spell of murder suicides am ong Greenville Negroes has been broken. Staid citizens firmly be lieve in the rule of three. That all unusual crimes and killings nun in threes, ip a belief among a number of both white and color ed folk. With the suicide of Wendell Thompson last Saturday, the thin! in three months, the book is clos ed and there will be no more for n long time. Th<‘ epidemic of murder suicides started three months ago with the suicide of Juan Molina, colored architect wtho shot and killed him self after shooting his paramour* Miss Alberta Mack. On July 4, Wendell Thompson killed his fathea^-in-law after wouniUfng his wife. Released on bond awaiting trial, Thompson in, a fit of remorse, killed himself GO days (that three again) after the murder of his father-in-law. The coroner said that Thompson left several notes ajuologizing to his parents for causing them so much trouble It will be a long time before Carolina colored folks agree with the chaige that southern Negroes do not kill themselves. Elk Official ReNamed City Marshall New York, Aug. 12 (ANP)-J. Dal/rmus Steele, prominent Elk of ficial and for two years a city marshall, was reappointed to the post this month by Mayor La Guardia. Steele i^ deputy grand exalted ruler of a local lodge of the Elks and one of tho standbys of J- Finley Wilson. Appointed two years ago to fill an unexpired term as city marsh all.. Steele under the terms of the new appointment, will serve a full six years. He is the third Negro to hold this office in New York City. Eugene Faulkner of New York City and J. M. Washington of Brooklyn are the other Negro (marshalls. First Lady Buys First Bethune-Cookman Benefit Ticket New York, (C) Mrs. Franklin Q. Roosevelt, first lady, bought the first ticket to the Bethune-Cook man College Music Project Fund benefit here last Wednesday. '1 he Musical and sports festival which will be held on August 22 at Polo grounds, will include some of the bjggesti names in the sports and entertainment world. ) 1'KL.Ij ItItUUI “NO N-RS ALLOWED AjFTER SUN DOWN”— Moncka Corner, S. C., Aug. 12 (ANP)—Five persons retuurning from a church excursion at Euta wville Sunday night were wounded by shotgun blasts when they were fired upon at a filling station in Bonneau. rear here, by unidenti fied white men, Francis Greene was admitted to Dorchester Coun ty hospital in Sumnerville suffer ing from gunshot wounds of the hips and legs, inflicted as he ran from the scene. Others wounded include the Rev. Robert Mack, pas tor of Green Hill Baptist Church in Charleston which sponsored the excursion, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Davis and the white bus driver. According to Rev. Mack, the bus developed motor trouble and wns driven into a filling station at Bonneau and left by the driver with consent of the operator while another bus was being secured from North Charleston. Leaving Bonneau at 10 o’clock for the sec ond bus the driver returned at mid night. As passengers were transferr ing to the second bus eight white men drove up and ordered the *x cursioners to get “out here right quick. We don’t allow no d—n n —n._. ,rs round here after sun down’,’ The «xcu£?j mgts, the whf>e driver and ihe station oper ator tried to explain, the emerg ency to no avail. A sfeApnd calr drove up with eight more) white imen who began firing on the group with shotguns. Having no Weapons the excursioneps fled in to nearby woods. Many were still missin when the bus left at 4;30 Monday morning. Barkley Leaves Little Hope fir Anti-lynch Biil Washington, Aug. 12 (ANP> — There appears to be little hope for passage of the pernenial anti-lynch ing bill this session. Senator'Al ben W. Barkley, democratic senate leader is reported to have told friends that there was not a chance in the world to pass the measure unless cloture was voted. Senator Barkley said that it wasi impossible now to secure even a majoritjy in the senate in favor of cloture. Cloture of course, would servo to shut off the debate of the long winded southern senators whose chief claim to statesman ship is their opposition to human rights when black people are af fected. Barkley himself claims to favor the anti-lynching bill. From pres ent appearances the measure will be bobbing up again next session of congress unless some new tech nique is developed, will serve as again a campaign issue. SATURDAY & MONDAY ONLY A BREAK FOR YOU JOE’S FOOD MARKET 2422 NORTH 24TH ST. Pure LARD lb. 5c WITH TEAR SHEET Y ou (’an Get As Many Pounds As You Have Tear Sheets ai;d Five Cent Pieces. Thank Y ou, Call Again Watch This Coupon Each Week, We Are Gong Places and living Things Each Week. 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