The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, May 10, 1941, City Edition, Image 1
W A* I * I ■ I _■ /JUSTICES EQUALITY ^OALLTHE NEWS WHILE IT IS NEWS HEW .TO wicWjjH, j^Nngp ^"LARGEST ACCREDITED NEGRO NEWSPAPER WEST OF CHICAGO AND NORTH OF KANSAS CITY —MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED NEGRO PRESS Entered as Second-Class Matter at The Post office, Omaha, Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska, Saturday May 10,1941 OUR 14th YEAR—No. 8—City Edition; 5c Copy Under Act of March 8, 1874—Business Phone: WE. 1517_ ’ - ST. JOHN’S CHURCH GOES OVER THE TOP RAISE $2,414.40 TO ACHIEVE GREAT FINANCIAL VICTORY Streamline Banquet Huge Success; Nets $300.00 More • •• Building To Be Completed In Time For General AME. Conference In The Early Part of Next Vail PHILADELPHIA NYA. CHORUS Jules Bledsoe Nell Hunter $15.00 ANI) COSTS In police court Saturday Gover nor Avant, 2432 Parker Street, was fined $15.00 and costs on a chaige of speeding, and his driver license was suspended for six months. THREE UPS IN STYLE NOW! Dig Up, Paint Up am! Rake Up!!! Patronize your neighborhood store. Three Up’s in style. It is time to rake up, dig up, paint up and plant down. Remember we carry a full line of all kinds of tools for your garden, lawn and the very best line of interior and exterior paints. Free delivery ev ery hour. Elsewhere in this pap er you will find a coupon. Clip this coupon. It is worth 25c to you in trade at H. Dolgoff’s Hard ware Co., at 24th Street at Parker. FINED 25.50 AND COSTS Ernest Lomax, 2517 Franklin St. was lined $2.50 and costs by Judge Battin Wednesday, on a charge of speeding. DISMISSED The case of David Watson, 2105 Hamilton, who was arrested on a charge of “jitneying” was dismis sed by Judge Battin in police cou.’t Friday. ARRESTED FOR SPEEDING The case of George Barton, 27, of 2!.2i Lake Street, who was ar rested on a charge of speeding was continued to May 6. > RED-NETWORK TO CARRY OUTSTANDING NEGRO ARTISTS OVER CHAIN SUNDAY, MAY 11TH To Broadcast From The Hyde Park Home of the President; Mrs. Roosevelt To Speak The nation-wide radio broadcast! of the NYA Negro Mixed Chorus of Philadelphia on May 11 over the Red Network of the National Broadcasting Company featuring the appearance of Jules Bledsoe, world famous baritone, will high light the activities of this musical group which is now enterng its 6th year. This broadcast will originate from the Hyde Park home of Pres ident Roosevelt and will be heard between the hours of 6:30 and 6 p m., Eastern Daylight Saving Time Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt will speak during the broadcast. A feature of this program by the National Youth Administrat ion will be the performance of Jul es Bledsoe’s “Ode To America” for the first time on the air. Mr. Bledsoe, world famous Negro bari tone, will sing the solo part of this composition which he has dedicated to the President The National Youth Administra tion’s Philadelphia Negro Mixed Chorus was organized on April 6, 1.936, under the direction of Dr. W. Franklin Hoxter. More than 50 Negro youth, between the ages of 18 and 25 who were eligible for NYR part-time employment and who expressed an interest in mus ic, were assigned to the project. Some of them had previous exper ience in voice culture, however, the majority of them were untrain ed but wanted the opportunity to learn to express themselves in song. A fir*st step, the group was en couraged to suggest to the direc tor the songs they wished to sing and to make up their own urog rams. From the material a sched ule of songs was made and lessons in sight reading were begun to teach the youth to recognize tun es. Then followed vocal exercises to improve both tone and control of the voice, In short time the group was able to do three and four part singing of simple 30ngs. Classes in music appreciation, History of Music and English were gradually added, with some of the youth advancing to the point where they requested courses in Harmony and Composition and in dividual training for solo public performances. The purposes for the organizat ion of the Choral Project were as follows: 1. To give the youth an oppor tunity to learn something worth while about the kind of music that best meets his needs, that makes for better citizenship, and better community relations. 2. To discover and encourage youth with unusual musical talent and help them equip themselves for employment in the entertain ment industry. This special broadcast is under the general supervision of Mrs. Nell Hunter who has a distinguish ed record in the field of choral music and who is choral consult ant to the National Youth Admin istration. Mrs. Hunter has ar ranged four of the numbers which are to be included on the May 11 program. In addition to Jules Bledsoe’s Ode to America, the musical por tion of the program will include: (“Hold On,” “De Ole Ark’s A-mov erin’,” "Go Down Moses,” “I’m Trampin’,” “Somebody’s Knockin’ at your Door,” and “I’m So Glad”. WRITE Your Congressman TODAY!!! (Special to The Omaha Guide — My Dear Editor:—Many of the major Negro organizations, a$,you may know, have been lending ac tive support to the campaign to pass the Geyer-P*pper Anti-Poll Tax Bill. The National Associat ion for the Advancement of Color ed People, the National Urban League, the National Negro Con gress, the IBPOE., Alpha Kappa Alpha and other groups have all been using their influence to res tore the right to vote to the sou thern people. At the present time, the anti poll tax bill is bottled up in the House Judiciary Committee whose chairman is Hon. Haton Sumners of poll tax Texas. To bring the bill before the House for a vote, it will be necessary to obtain the signatures of 218 congressmen on a petition to discharge the House Judiciary Committee from consid eration of the bill. I have filed such a petition, and am now at tempting to get the required num ber of signatures. I am writing you this urgent letter to request that you publish an editorial or an article in your newspaper suggesting that your readers write their congressman to sign Discharge Petition No. 1, and to vote for H. R. 1024 and al so to ask that you write as an in dividual to your Congressman- I am confident if the Negro voters especially in the Northern and border states bring all of their ;n influence to bear at the anti-poll tax bill can be passed. You will recall that the anti-lynching bill passed the Mouse last year with the support of 262 congressmen. If the same congressmen will sup port the anti-poll tax bill, I am sure that it will be possible for the bill with the bill with the back ing of Senator Pepper of Florida, to scale the hurdle in the Senate. I am sure that it is not neces sary for me to stress to you the significance to the Negro voter of removing one of the obstacles to his participation in elections. If A TRIBUTE TO MOTHERS (by Mrs. H. Wiggins) We all know that every day is Mother’s Day. However we ate very happy to join our voice for this Special Day in honoring Mo therhood all over the world. Mother, who through great suf fering made it possible for us to share this one big experience call ed life. She cared for us When we were helpless babes; guided our tottering footsteps, and kissed n way the tears and hurts of the bumps- Often far into the night, she sat by the bedside soothing our feverish brow. She taught ns to pray. Hers were the first arms, the first cares and the first love that we knew. She has stood by to council, to guide and to en courage until we were able to take care of ourselves. Someone recently wrote, Her moulding touches are so soft, so gentle and so delicate that they find a ready response in the hearts and lives of her children." Another has said: “Into our lives she is constantly pouring her own life in the prac tice of the great principles of character”. We pause today to pay homage to the memory of our departed mothers and to pledge anew in creased devotion to those who are still with us. This occasion then gives us an opportunity to croWn uncrowned queen of civilization—Our Moth ers. we are successful in abolishing the poll tax, it will provide the impetus for guaranteeing to the Southern Negro all of his civil rights. Sincerely yours, LEE E. GEYER YWCA CAR’ER CONFERENCE The YWCA, will conduct its 6th Annual Career Conference May 9, to 11. All affiliating agencies will assist in sponsoring this con ference. The Fellowship Dinner is only 16 cents per person. It will be held Friday at six o’clock at the Northside branch. There will be a Panel Discussion on Youth What Next? led by Mi«s Walterine Wright. On Saturday the City of Omaha will be shown to the young people on iour3 which will begin $t 9 o’clock. In Divorce Court— STANLEY Versus. STANLEY Grace Stanley, plaintiff, vs. Richard Stanley, defendant, pet ition: Comes now the plaintiff and for cause of action against the de fendant alleges: 1. That plaintiff and defend ant are residents of Omaha, Doug las County, Nebraska and have resided in said County since tl'.eir marriage at Fremont, Nebraska on May 5, 1925: that the charges of cruelty as hereinafter set out all occurred within this state. 2. That one child has been born as the result of this union, name ly, Donald, bom September 15, 1934. That the community property consists of household furniture and fixtures now located at 2728 Burdette Street, Omaha, Nebraska 3. That plaintiff has always conducted herself toward the de fendant as a chaste, loving wife and dutiful mother, that nothv/ith standing her conduct defendant has been guilty of acts of extreme cruelty toward plaintiff and have been such as to utterly destroy the’ marriage relation. These acts of cruelty will be set out more definite if requested by (Continued on pageUg^”2) I IN THE CASE OF BIRDIE BROWN VERSUS | CATHERYN ESSEX COURT GRANTS CLAIM OF CATHERYN ESSEX Deceased Property In Sister’s Name Is Awarded To Widow The Nebraska Supreme Court on April 25, 1941 rendered an op inion in the case of Mrs- Birdie Brown, against Mrs. Catheryn Es sex. The case involved the question of title to certain property in So. Omaha, valued at about $4,000.00. Some years ago Charles Essex and Catheryn Essex operated a place of business and a resort in South Omaha, From their joint efforts the property above referr ed to was purchased, but title to the property was taken in the name of Birdie Brown, the sister of Charles Essex. Charles Essex died, and Cath eryn Essex claimed that she had furnished all the money with which to purchase the property, which had been deede-d to Birdie Brown After the death of Charles Es sex Mr. Jess Hutten, was appoint ed administrator of the estate of Charles Essex and he sought to j win the title by court decree for Birdie Brown. When the case was tried in the District Court, Judge Frank Din een decided that Catheryn Essex was entitled to the property and entered a decree accordingly and the Supreme Court of Nebraska affirmed the judgement of the District Court and awarded all the property to Catheryn Essex. Messrs John Adams Jr., and Jess Hutten were attorneys for Ji die Brown and Boyle and Boyle were the attorneys for Catheryn Essex. FINED $850.00 FOR VIOLATING LIQUOR LAWS AND KEEPING DISORDERLY HOUSE Edward Perry, 63, of 6024 Sout«> 25th Street .was given fines total ling $86000 by Municipal Judge Battin Monday on charges of vio lating the state liquor laws and keeping a disorderly house. BOUND OVER TO DISTRICT COURT Bessie Hamilton, 21, was bound over Monday to District Court for trial on a first degree murder charge after she shot and killed William Marcus Young, 43, at 3018 R Street on April 26. nimHiiiimiititHiuiiniiiiMitmiiiimillllllllllllllllllllillllllllllllllllllliyifllllllllinillllllirtlllHlI FREE HEALTH CLINICS AT URBAN LEAGUE AND WOODSON CENTER The Steering Committee of the State De fense Commission, headed by Atty. Chas. F. Davis, and working with Atty. Ray L. Williams, member of The State Defense Commission, An nounced this week that a FREE Tuberculin Skin Testing Clinic would be held at both the Urban League and Woodson Center on— MONDAY, MAY 12, 7 P.M. The sponsors of these clinics are the State Health Department, the Nebraska Tuberculosis Assn., the Nebraska Negro Medical Society and the Negro Nurses. Anyone who wishes to take advantage of this health service is invited to go to one of these age,ncies. The Health officials hope that it may be the means of preventing many cases of serious ill ness in this community. The Clubs, auxiliaries and many other organizations of the Church have revived that famous “Each for AH, and All for Each” spirit which has been the incentive for much achievement in the AME. Church General. Never in the past 20 years has this church had a more successful rally than the one which terminated Sunday, May 4. At the morning service approximately $1,050 was report ed. Such thankfulness as was manifested, could only have been deeply felt by those who contrib uted to that fund in some way. However, it was the Sunday night report that threw Bishop Noah Williams, Rev. Sears, officers, members and friends into such a jubilant spirit that the very foun dations of the church almost danc ed with glee. The report of $2, 414.40 climaxed a 4 month’s rally whose goal was to retire the church mortgage and to complete the structure. The feature of the day was the presence of Bishop Noah W. Wil liams of St. Louis, Mo., At the morning services Back To Bethel was introduced. Ministers, mem bers and friends of other churches were guests of St. John during the afternoon assemblage. The need for "Light Within’’ was expounded into the necessity of intellectual light of spiiltual light and moral light The Israel ites had light in their dwellings. We too, must have ‘light” in every phase of our existence. It must be the light of a vision to go for ward in any endeavor. The contractor who will comp lete the upper structure of the edi fice, says that the building will be ready for occupancy by early fall in time for General Confer ence. 1 • \ ” ST. JOHN AME. ^TREAMLINE BANUET —TREMENDOUS SUCCESS— Over three hundred persons were present at the Mortgage burning. Monday night, May 5th. Presiding at the occasion was Mr. Gilbert of the Omaha Star. Guests for the evening included Mayor Butler, other officials of the city and ministers of various churches. Mayor Butler assisted in burn ing of the mortgage. Over $o00 was raised from the banquet. OMAHA GUIDE’S $300 SCHOLAR SHIP CONTEST For Subscriptions Begins Monday, May 12th— It is a popularity vote contest in which 12 eligible girls will com pete for 12 prizes. Each girl will have a sponsor who will boost his or her charge towards winning the first prize of $100, a trip to Chicago and one year’s work in news and subscription dept- at a reasonable salary if she is qualif ied. The second prize is $75. To be eligible for the prizes, contestants must have a sponsor and must secure at least 50 sub scribers. The other prizes are as follows: First Prize .$100.00 econd Prize .75.00 Third Prize .50.00 Fourth Prize .25.00 Fifth Prize .15.00 Sixth Prize .10.00 Seventh Prize .10.00 Eighth Prize .5.00 Ninth Prize .5.00 Tenth Prize .5.00 $300.00 Details of popularity votes will be announced later. All contestants will receive 10 percent of total sales if no prize is won.