The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, September 21, 1940, CITY EDITION, Image 1

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Kansas City, Mo., (Special) —
September 21—A three day conf
erence of Negro Episcopalians of
the United States will be held in
Kansas City October 6-8, immed
iately preceding the Episcopal
General Convention. About 125
Negro clergymen and laymen are
expected to attend the meeting
which is the seventh triennial con
ference of Church Workers Among
Colored People.
The opening of the conference
will be a choral evenson, at Grace
and Holy Trinity Cathedral( at
which the choir of St. Andrew's
church, Kansas city will sing. The
Rev. H. J. C. Bowden, rector of
St. Paul’s Church, Atlanta, Geor
gy will preach and the Bishop of
West Missouri, the Rt. Rev. Rob
ert Nelson Spencer, D. D., will wel
come the visitors to his diocese.
The Rev. E. Sydnor Thomas, rec
tor of St. Barnabas’ Church, Phil- I
adelphia> Pa., who is president of
the conferences will' respond. A
memorial address on the Rev.
George F. Bragg, distinguished
Negro leader of Baltimore who
died last year, will be given by the
Rev. Rev. Tollie L. Caution of
Harrisburg, Pa.
Monday sessions will be held at
St. Mary’s Church, and following
a service of the Hoiy Communion,
the conference will hear addresses
by the Rev. Mr. Thomas, Mrs.1
Fannie Pitt Gross, national field
worker among Negroes of the
Church Student Center at Fort
Valley, Georgia; the Rev. J. K.
Satter white, rector of St. Eliza
beth’s Church, LaG range, Georg
ia; and the Rev. H. Randolph
Moore, rector of St. Philips chu.-ch
Los Angeles, Calif.
A missionary mass meeting will
be held the evening of October 7,
at St. Paul’s Church, Kansas City,
at which the work of the Episcopal
church in Haiti will be shown in'
motion pictures, and received his
theological training ’n the Philadel
phia Divinity School. ’
On Tuesday, October 8, the worn
en of the conference will meet at
St. Mery's Church, and Mrs. Karo
lyn Franklin of Charleston, W.
Va., President of the Woman’s
Auxiliary, will preside. Speakers
will be the Rev. Samuel J. Martin
of Chicago; Mrs. Ernestine Post
les Detroit, Mich.; and the Rev.
Robert Harris, Pleasantville, N. J.
An evening service at the cath
edral, at which the Rev. Shelton
H. Bishop of New York City and
the Rev. George A. Fisher of Lou
isville, Ky., will speak, will con
clude the conference. Dr. Bishop
is rector of St. Phiips Church, the
largest Negro congregation of the
entire Episcopal Church, with
more than 2200 communicants.
Memphis, Sept. 19 (ANP>— —
‘‘Thirty-two Negro workers, em
ployed by the Dixie Cotton Pick
ery company, received a total of
nearly $4,000 in back pay and re
instatement to their jobs”, stated
Harry Roger, District IV Presid
ent of the United Cannery Agric
ultural, Packing and Allied Work
ers of America.
“These workers were all threat
ened by the company about the
two months ago because they
would not sign a statement releas
ing the company from any obliga
tion to give them back pay, and
most of them were discharged by
the company because they refused
to sign.
“As a result of charges filed
with the United States Wage-Hour
commission and the splendid nego
tiations carried on by William R.
Henderson, Inland Boatmen’s un
ion representative in Memphis and
Will Watts, representative of t.he
SWOC, these workers were all put
back to work and the company
forced to do justice.
“During the past six week the
UCAPAWA has organized two lo
cals, covering food processing
wlorkers and cotton processing
workers, and has organized a ma
jority of workers in eight plants in
this city. Negotiations for con
tracts and petitions for elections
are now taking place.
“News of this victory is spread
ing throughout the surrounding
sharecropping country, Arkansas,
Tennesseef Missouri and Missis
fcdppij, encouraging thousands ofi
workers to organize”.
New York, Sept. 19 (ANP) —
Cab Calloway, noted orchestra
leader who was arrested last week
on dharges preferred by Nat Nas
arro, Broadway theatrical agent,
was freed of all charges when the
case came up in West Side court
this week.
In making the complaint against
Cab, Nazarro stated to the couit
that Cab lhad struck him during an
argument. The complainant’s at
torney asked for a dismissal when
the case was called.
Washington, D. C., Sept 21 (AN
P) The Ninth Episcopal district of
the CME. church of which Bishop
C. L. Russell is presiding bishop,
will celebrate the 7(Wh anniversary
of the founding of the CME.
Church, during the week of the
convocation whidh will be held at
Miles Memorial, Sept. 17-22, 1940.
The CMiE. church was organized
in 1870 and has a membership of
450,000; has elected 21 bishops
during its existence, 12 of whom
are deceased. The church has
founded and is operating the fol
lowing five colleges: Paine College
Augusta. Ga.; Lane College, Jack
son, Tenn.; Miles Memorial Col
lege. Birmingham, Ala; Mississip
pi Industrial College, Bolly
Springs, and Texas College. Tyler
Texas. The church ha s a book
house which cost $150,000 and is
clear of debt and operates a conn
ectional hospital in Memphis, Tenn
During the week of tfhe convoc
ation, subjects which will be dis
cussed will retrospect the past and
prospect the future of the Churcft.
The past will be vividly depicted
by pointing out the outstanding ac
eomplishmentg made by deceased
bishops and some of the ihistoTy of
the church will be dramatized in
the form of a pageant.
The District is composed of the
New England conference; Wash
ington-and Philadelphia conference
Virginia conference; North Carol
ina conference; and South Carol
ina conference. There will be
large delegations from all parts of
Fear For Safety of Democratic Politician
And Chicago Policy King After Bombing
HANDS.. . Too Busy Sor Crime |
TP HE BUSY CHILD of today is not likely to
be the criminal of tomorrow. The hope of
any community lies in its younger generation.
Youth needs HEALTH . . . wholesome recrea
tion, guidance in clean living. Youth needs
IDEALS . . . respect for their religion, their
homes, their country . . . Youth needs TRAIN
ING . . . practical knowledge of how to do
things, to make things ... to be helpful. Youth
needs a chance.
And as youth learns to co-operate in play, so
will be built a sounder community life.
'I ■
these conferences in attndance at
the convocation celebration.
Los Angeles, Sept. 19 (ANP) —
Short lived elation felt by the
coast group, whe^ the first Negro
Was admitted to a school for air
craft training abruptly ended last
Reward of William A. Dickinson
Jr., of Bakersfield, only Kern
county Negro ewer to complete a
course in aircraft metal last week
was a curt notation in a call to
work from the San Diego Consoli
dated Aircraft company, “No Ne
groes Accepted.’’
The discriminatory order .iceom
panied an offer of employment to
r.ll students of the Bakersfield
Junior college who has completed
study in aircraft metal. Young
Dickinson, saji of William A Dick
inson, sr, president of the Bakers
field branch of bhe NAACPt fin
ished the subject with a straight
"B” average.
Negotiations between the Bakers
-field school and Consolidated have
been in progress since Roy And
erson, aviation instructor of the
Jtihior college at Kern county air
port, met with the company pers
onnel manager recently. Six stu
dents in aircraft metal were im
mediately employed.
$1,000,000 A YEAR INCOME
CHICAGO,, Sept, 19 (ANP)—Is Jim Martin,
wealthy policy king and Democratic politician mark
ed for death?
This possibility lodmed Friday as police invest
igated the bombing of the home of Charles Bartels,
white, sCcrejtaqyi and first lieutenant to Patrick A.
Nash, Democratic b^ss. Martin, a key figure in the
Kelly-Nash machine, is also closely affiliated with
Bartels whom he has known for 35 years.
Bartel s home was bombed Wed-S
nesday evening. No one was injur
ed. although the blast shook the
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 20 (by Floyd
G. Enelson for ANP) Yes! where
all roads meet, the throbbing
metropolis on the banks of the
Mississippi. Hello Bill- Did you
hear the story? The Elks’ made
an avalanche “blitzkreig” on St.
Louis the past week and made
history. Well, boys, we had a
helluva grand time there, regard
less of some things that were not
altogether “Brotherly Love”,
One of the most important pro
cedures of the IBPOE. of W. in St.
Louis was the adoption erf the res
olution placing the lodge “in the
middle of the road”—“Republicans
are still Republicans, Democrats
still Democrats, and peace and
harmony continue to reign sup
reme among us all’’, was the vers
(continued ion p. 3)
Birmingham, Ala., Sept. 19 ( A
NP) A 19 year old youth, Manas
ter Matthews was shot and killed
here Wednesday by a deputy sher
iff as he stood in front of a church
at 10th and 21st streets. Alleged
ly engaged in a brawl with another
man, Matthews received wounds
i mthe stomach when the deputy!
Homer Badger, stopped to “inves
tigate” the trouble.
Badger told the coroner he was
driving home about noon when he
noticed a disturbance in front of
the church. He further stated
that Matthews had a shotgun
which he leveled o<n him. Mattn
ews died in Hillman hospital.
Jcmtiro residential district and
was heard for two miles. Shortly
afterward Martin went to the Bar
tels home, stayed about 20 mlnut
eh then hurried away.
Investigating police revealed
that two weeks ago Martin, one of
the richest Negroes in Chicago, re
ceived notes threatening him with
kidnaping unless he paid $20,000.
Martin left the city for several
days, returning only recently.
Detectives believe there is a dis
tinct tie-up between the Martin
threath and the Bartels bombing,
especially in view of the fact that
the latter contends he “did not
know” Martin was engaged in the
policy racket.
Charlotte Barto)?^ 25 year i.ld
•laughter of the Itomhing victim,
told officers that immediately aft
er the blast she tried to reach her
iather at the airplane Inn, owned
by Martin and one of the show
places of the ci'.y. Bartels was
not there, stating afterwards he
was at a softball game.
Martin, who replied 1/ fears a
!• ves in Maywood a sub
,ii ban area. He moved there 12
years ago, paying $1*3,000 for his
borne which is a two story brick
I adding, elaboract’y decorated and
o\ nately furnished Jle has three
expensive automobiles and a trail
Several times he has been arrest
ed on policy racket charges and ini
February Everett I. Watson, re
puted Detroit Numbers King and
his wife, Irene, were arrested in
Martin's home in connection with
the probe of the alliance between
ci !me and politics by the one-man
grand jury.
Bartels has been unable to offer
a motive for the bombing. He said
ho received a telephone call a week
before from a man who wanted
to see him. The caller would not
give his name, became argumenta
tive and said, “I can take care of
Martin has long been identified
with the policy game and i3 con
sidered one of the biggest of the
bankers. The yearly ‘ take’’ on
this form of gambling in Chicago
is reported to be $1,000,000.
-SEPTEMBER 21 & 23rd
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