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HA-08C0 BY JULIA AT'2680
TO VISIT MOTHER
Mrs. E Stallworth of 2609 Grant
Street is expecting a visit from
her son. Floyd Butler of New' York
City. He is scheduled to arrive the
latter part of August.
• • •
VISITS MR. AND MRS.
llrs Louis Griffin and son Mil
ton from Albany, Georgia, spent
two weeks in Omaha with her
sister Mrs. Troy McCarthy. 2541
Binney St. They arrived August
1st, ajfter two weeks in Chicago
visiting another sister, Mrs. Lotta
Milton, who is eleven years of
age, will attend school in Omaha
for a year.
• • *
Mr. and Mrs. I. Bryant of Pitts
burgh. Pa., are enjoying a very
friendly visit with relatives, Mr.
rnd Mrs. Robert Harris at their
beautiful home at 2537 Burdette
St They are very favorably im
pressed with Omaha and we all
hope for them a pleasant stay.
» • •
Lovejov Crawford of Boston,
Mass., formerly of Omaha, is a
visitor in the city this week.
• • •
NEW YORK VISITORS
Mrs. Daisy Estelle and daugh
ter Mrs. Mattie Shanks Harstan
and three children are the guests
of their relatives. The arrived on
August 3rd from Buffalo, N. Y.
an! are residing at the home of
Mrs Estelle's brother and sister
in-law Mr. and Mrs. James Crum
26^3 Grant St.
This is Mrs. Harston's first vi
sit here in 20 years. They will
leave for Buffalo August 28.
A dinner was given in their
honor Aueust 11 at the home of
Mr and Mrs P. Hieronymous of
2601 Grant Street.
• • •
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mosely of
964 North 28th Ave had as 'their
guests last week Mrs. Mosel ys
brother. Mr. William Sipearmar.
and his friend Mr Vernon Miller
both school teachers of Louisville
Kentucky. They left Sunday Aug.
11 to visit with Mr. Spearman's
family in Lawrence, Kansas and
from there they will go to Conn
to visit Mr Miller's family._
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RETURNS FROM CHICAGO
Miss Jessie May Weathers of
2502 Patrick Avenue has recently
returned from Chicago where she
visited relatives and friends; also
j enjoyed many entertainments and
| sight-seeing trips.
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Aliha Omega Club
Has Kiddie Party
By Frank Wilkerson
The members of the Alpha
Omega Club, composed of young
men and women, tried in vain to
disguise themselves last Saturday
night as they dressed in kiddie
style. This affair was rather com
ical seeing such people as Hattie
Beck. Audrey Forrest, Udoxie and
Odessie Goodwin. Doris Wilgerson
Jean Rudd, Bettie Wilburn and
many others dressed in extremely
short dresses and whose hair was
braided with pretty ribbons hang
ing on the ends of their hair.
It was shocking for me and a
lot of the other fellows, who re
fused to wear short trousers, thus
ending un wearing ole army fat
igues and then finding the girls
looking so very pretty and youth
ful. I’ve never realized how diff
erent a girl could look dressed in
such a fashion, but when I think
of the good ole days I then know
that this is a product of the past.
Surely you remember when you
used to play in mud cakes, Vivi
The girls had a monopoly on the
lolly pops, but believe me the boys
got their revenge when the danc
;ng started. We just didn’t want
to let them go and the fellows
who don't dance well, just stum
bled and walked on the girls’ feet
tnd it was a lot of fun. Incidently
a new boogie was introduced by
Robert Young, they tell me Uncle
Sam wants him to dance for him,
-o von girls had better get him
to teach you before he leaves.
For refreshments we had punch,
peanuts, candv and cookies. M.
L Reed choked himself on a do
nut but he says the party was a
great affair. (
This week the most democratic
activity of all is planned and it is
called the Dutch Treat. Every
member is free to bring whatever
he pleases. There has been some
talk of this being a closed affair.
Our president. .Miss Florentine
Goodlett, is enjoying herself in Los
Angeles for a few weeks as a re
presentative of the Alpha Kappa
Alpha sorority. Wesley Hudson
Hudson and M. L. Reed are doing I
a splendid job during her absense. i
MRS. GASKIN RETURNS
Mrs. Richard Gaskin of 2640 De
catur St., returned to her home
on Tuesday. August 13th after a
ten day vacation trip. Mrs. Gas
kin was accompanied by her niece
Mrs. Gwendolyn Qurney and the
latters small son Alfred. The Om
ahans vacationed in Missouri at
Columbia, Mexico, Fulton and Dal
ton with their many relatives in
these towns. I
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| SOUTH OMAHANS HOLD
A BIG CELEBRATION
Sunday. August 11th. a family
! reunion was held in South Omaha
i at Mandlin Park. This reunion
| was given by the decendants of
the late Margaret Fisher and has
: (men an annual affair for the
pa~t 30 years.
Mrs. Gladys Starks of 5828 So.
15th St. and her sister, Mrs. R.
Yardouth. Mrs. N. Hodges. Mrs.
O. Walker, Mrs. P. Mitchell and
Mrs. E. Johnson were the nude
ous around which this year's re
union was built. Nearly two hun
dred relatives and friends of the
I Sunday began at 5 am. with a
fish fry and from one o’clock on.
I members of the family and their
friends arrived with their basket
i lunches. A gala day was spend by
i all who attended.
A few of the out of town guests
included Mr. and Mrs. O. Brown
of Jacksonville. 111.. Mrs. A. Her
I man of Chicago, Mrs. A. Pack
I ard of St. Louis, Mrs. P. White
1 of Cuba City, Wis., and Mrs. Mar
shall Bryant of Louisianna, Mo.;
* * *
Mrs. Viola McFall formerly of
29021 i No. 28th Ave., has moved
into her new home at 2619 North
Mrs. E. W. Killingsworth of
2617 Erskine St. entertained at
a theatre party and luncheon on
Wednesday. August 7 for the house
guests of Mrs. Belle Taylor, Miss
Ethelyn Hoard and Mrs. Corrine
Bodine Thomas. Immediately fol
lowing the theatre Mrs. Killings
worth entertained her guests at
the Sharp Inn Cafe where a de
lightful luncheon was enjoyed by
her guests. A centerpiece of pink
nd white carnations was used
and candles also added to the at
tractive setting. Guests included
'.f-s. Thomas and Miss Hoard and
Mrs Taylor, Mrs. A. L. Hawkins,
Mrs. W. L. Myers, Mrs. Gertrude
Ashby, Mrs. Susie Yancey and
Mrs. L. T. Bo^eus.
* * *
NEW YORK VISITOR
Mrs. Joe Winston of 2217 North
27th St. was hostess at a supper
picnic for 25 guests at Elmwood
Park honoring her guest Mrs.
McDuffie of New York City also
Mrs. Bailey who was leaving for
California and Mr. Brown, 4117
S-ondo, who has just returned
from the navy. Many parties were
given in honor of Mrs. McDuffie
during her presence here. She will
leave Sunday for Chicago To visit i
friends before returning to her;
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RETURNS FROM CHOIR
Mrs. Lulu Bryant of 2702 Er-1
skine St., returned to the city on
Saturday morning from Chicago,
111. where she attended the Na
tional Choir and Choiristers con
vention which convened there on
August 5th-10th at Olivet Bapt.
church. Rev. J. H. Jackson, former
pastor of Bethel Baptist church in
Omaha, now holds the Chicago
Mrs. Bryant was presented with
her Gospel Singer's Certificate by
Thomas A. Dorsey.
The Omahan was also guest so
loist Sunday, August 11, at the!
Burns Methodist church in Des1
Moines, la. Mrs. Bryant reported
having a lovely time on both occa
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87 TOURISTS STOP IN OMAHA
The Federated Clubs of Indian
apolis were represented in Omaha
last Tuesday when eighty-seven
members arrived frdm Denver, |
Colorado. Starling W. James, pre
sident and organizer of the group ;
said that the organization repre
sented 169 clubs and a paid mem- !
bership of 4320 people. Excepting j
the war years the tour is an an
nual affair. It is conducted by the
Educational Committee and is cal
led Educational Tour.
They had stopped in St. Louis.
Salina, Kansas, Colorado Springs,
Denver and Lincoln, Nebr. Trav
elling in large chartered buses,
the group left for Chicago, Wed
nesday at 9 am.
* * *
PATTONS LEAVE FOR
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Patton
and children of 2407 Grant Street,
are leaving today on an extensive
vacation trip taking them to Los
Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle.
Denver and other points west.
* * *
Mr. Burt Ttate has recovered
from his recent operation and is
able to be up and about again.
XBAR NORTHSWE BR.4XCH
THREE CORNERS CANTEEN
The Three Corners Canteen is
sponsoring a ping pong tourna
ment beginning August 21, 1946
for members of the Canteen. There
will be single and double play
offs for championships. Both boys
and girls may enter. There will
be prizes for the winners. Sign up
now if you wish to participate in
this tournament. J
Many adults are learning to
make useful articles in the craft
class at the “Y” on Tuesday nites.
Come out and make a useful art
icle for your home or make a love
ly gift for someone.
August 21st, marks the date for
another swim period for the boys
from the Near Northside Branch
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Treas. of Tuskegee Institute is Visitor
L. H. Foster III, L. H. F
Mr. L. H. Foster. Treasurer of
Tuskegee Institute, Tuskegee, Ala.,
was an Omaha visitor this week.
Mr. Foster, his wife (formery Vera
Chandler of Omaha), and two
children, L. H. Foster III, age 9
months and Adrienne two years
old were visiting at the Chandler
home, 2806 No. 25th St., with Mrs.
Foster’s mother, Mrs. M. G. Chand-!
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ORDER OF EASTERN STAR
CELEBRATES 31st ANNIV’Y
Princess O’Neil Chapter No. 11
Order of Eastern Star celebrated
their 31st anniversary Sunday,
August 11th at the Masonic Hall
26th and Blondo Sts., with a lovely
tea. There were a hundred guests
Some of the out-of-town guests
present were: Mrs. George Ellis:
Mrs. Lucille Jackson; Mrs. Enola
Colbert; Mrs. Harold of St. Louis;
Mrs. N. J. Walker of Kansas City,
Kansas and many others. A fine
time was had by all.
We were very sorry that Sis.
Lyda Wilson, our first matron and
general chiarman was not present
due to illness.
Louise Adams, W. M.
ANNUAL BENEFIT BASE
BALL GAME AT THE
FONTENELLE PAR K,
AUGUST 25th, 1946
The annual Baseball Benefit
Game sponsored each year by the
Omaha Amatuer Baseball Assn,
will be played this year at Fon
tenelle Park on Sunday, August
25th. The proceeds from the game
played this year will be used to
purchase a plaque to be placed in
the new Municipal Stadium to do
honor to veterans of both World
Wars who were former Amatuer
ball players and who gave their j
lives for their country. A partial j
list of outstanding athletes from'
World War I is Thomas Gernandt
and John Coogans, from World
War II, Nile Kinnick, Elmer
Wachtler. Robert Hazen, Gene
Ziesol, George Lynch and Edward
Our program will be as follows:
At 1:00 pm., first baseball game
between Assumption Leaders of
CYO League and Colonial Heaters
of the Community League.
Introduction of Old Time B\ll
players. Sponsors of teams in the
Community League. Former pre
sidents of the association and a
fe wremarks from Bert Murphy
and Ed Hinton. Music; Johnny Be
litz “Mountain Rythm Boys”
Blooie Band. Singing of "Star
Spangled Banner” by Marian
At 3:30 pm., the All Stars of the
Community League, co-managed
by Dan Boden, George Wachtler
and Jake Bans, will play John
Monahan’s Storz Brewery team.
Tickets for the game will be
placed on sale at an early date at
Killingsworth and Price Barber
Various Committees will be an
nounced later; also All Star team
Signed—Patrick W. O'Connor.
Chairman, John T. Hazen and
N. y. GROUP CONTINUES
NEW YORK—(Calvin’s News
Service)—Despite Governor Dew
ey's refusal to reopen the Free
port case wherein two Negro bro
thers were shot and slain by a
white cop—the New York Com
oster, Adrienne Foster
ler and brothers and sisters. Tom
and Norman Chandler and Mrs.
The Fosters had a very enjoy
able visit while here. Mr. Foster
has been a Tuskegee executive LOi
Mr. Norman Chandler was also
home on a visit; his first since ;e
turning from overseas duty.
mittee for Justice has announced
it will continue to fight. They
warned that they will ‘spare no
one’s political hide in making the
The Committee is asking again
for the superseding of Nassau’s
District Attorney, James N. Geh
rig and that the cop be tried for
murder. Deriding the report that
Laurence Gienbaum made for Gov
ernor Dewey, the Committee’s ex
ecutary secretary, had this to say.
“Dewey, Greenbaum and Gehrig
have outlined, produced and con
cluded their little show, but the
spectacle fools no one. The part of
each will be recognized for it was:
Governor Dewey wriggling to take
off the heat of public indignation;
I Gv,eenbaum. out of a job as chair
I man of the States Board of Wel
fare, ingratiating himself with the
j chief executive for more political
plums, and Gehrig, himself a la
I bor hating yelping prosecytor
i messed up by his own prejudices”.
NAACP SEEKS CLEMENCY
FOR CONVICTED Gl
| New York August 8th—NAACP
| submitted a petition for clemency
to the Secretary of War in behalf
I of Lawrence J. Everette, a Negro
serviceman who was sentenced to
confinement at hard labor for life
for allegedly having committed
rape upon a German woman. He
I was tried by general courts-mar
tial sitting at Saverne, France on
the 1st day of March 1945.
The ‘petition pointed out that
the prosecution witness, namely,
the alleged victim of the attack
and her parents were unworthy of
being believed. This was support
ed by numerous references to con
tradictory and incredible state
ments in their testimony. The at
tention of the Secretary was call
ed to a memorandum submitted
by both the defense counsel and
the trial judge advocate to the
effect that there was reasonable
doubt as the veracity of the com
plainant's testimony. The petition
further stated that the conviction
was contrary to law which point
was supported by numerous refer
ences to Federal and State cases I
and Federal statutes.
The petition stated that the
claim of the alleged victim would
seem to have been pursuant to a
prior plan of action worked out
in concert with her mother. .To
allow this verdict , and sentence to
stand would be a shocking mis
carriage of justice. Much criticism
has been leveled at military ju
stice especially as applied to Ne
gro servicemen. This results from
the impression that military
courts in trying Negro servicemen
have been unduly severe in sen
tences gien and have convicted
the meven though the evidence
adduced has not established their
guilt beyond the reasonable doubt
required by law. Such criticism
undoubtedly can appropriately be
made in this case.
The petition then asked that the
Secretary of War grant to Law
rence J. Everett the greatest de
gree of clemency possible under
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MAH ORDERS FILLED
Elks Prepare For Annual
Parade and -Sermon
By Bro. Ellsworth G. Devereaux
OMAHA, August 4, 1946—At
the regular session of Iroquois
Lodge the Exalted Ruler, Charles
7. Davis received the report of
the Elks home Committee here in
Omaha. Work is now being done
to prepare the home in readiness
for the members of Iroquois Lodge
The members of this Lodge are
proud that this Lodge is now in
the position that they will be able
to, have something to show for the
effots of this Lodge in the past
few years to give its brothers a
place that will be looked upon in
the future by other Negro organi
zations of this nature as a mile
stone in the progress for the Ne
gro population in the city of Om
Due to the fact that it has been
very difficult for the units of this
order to prepare for the annual
parade which is a part of the an
• DEATHS - FUNERALS
THOMAS A. W ILLIS DIES,
FUNERAL HELD TIES.
Thomas A. Willis. 21, 2712 Maple
Street, died Saturday, August 101
at St. Joseph's hospital after a'
sudden illness. He was the son of
Mrs. Clara Willis and the late Ol- J
iver Willis. He was a member of
the St. Philips Episcopal church
and an employee of the U. P. Rail
In addition to his mother, Mr.
Willis is survived by sisters: Mrs.
Edrose Graham, Omaha; Mrs.
Mary Alice Levelle, Washington,
D. C.; Mrs. Olive Boggus, Omaha;
and Miss Lola Willis, Omaha. A
brother, Wendell Willis, Kansas
City, Mo.; Uncle, Mr. Ralph Willis.
Aunts, Mrs. Austin Servant, Chi
cago; Mrs. Clarence, Atchison,
Kansas; Mrs. Nan Kenner, Omaha
and other relatives.
Services were held at St. Phil
ips church at 10 am. Tuesday
morning, August 13. Burial at
1 Forest Lawn cemetery. Myers
JOHM F. SMITH DIES AT 81
Mr. John F. Smith, 84, died Sun
day afternoon, August 11th at his
home, 2711 Blondo Street. He had
been a resident of Omaha for 28
years and was a charter member
of Bethel AME church. Mr. Smith
was a stationary engineer and
worked a number of years at the
Patterson Block. He is survived
by his wife, Mrs. Maggie Smith,
Omaha; neice, Miss Agnes Smith,
Rochester, New York.
The body lay in state at Thomas
Funeral Home' until the funeral
hour. Services were held Wednes
day afternoon from Bethel AME
church with Rev. C. L. Williams
officiating, assisted by Rev. E. B.
Childress, Rev. H. Cooley, Rev.
J. W. Williams, Rev. D. A. Camp
bell. Pall Bearers were Mr. James
Wood, Mr. Abe Johnson, Mr. R.
Walter, Mr. Thomas Peugh, Mr.
J. W. King, Mr. B. Austin. Burial
was at Forest Lawn cemetery.
Mrs. Sally Brown of 114 No. 27
St., passed peacefully and quietly
Monday evening, August 12th
after a lingering illness. She was
a faithful member of Clair Cha
pel before she lost her health.
Survivors are a daughter, son and
FOR THE Vi
nual sermon on the 18th day of
August at Zion Baptist church
here in Omaha. The officers and
members of this lodge have work- j
ed hard to make this one of the i
most colorful occasions in the city i
of Omaha. Each and every unit
has worked earnestly to make this
sermon a successful one. Most all
the units have taxed themselves;
in order that they may partici
pated in the annual parade in com
pletely new apparell.
The Ralph Bates Marching Co.
Number 367 has made prepara
tions to hold its annual picnic at
Bennington, Nebraska on the 1st
day of September. This annual af
fair is one which has been discon
tinued for the past few years be
cause of the conflict that held so
many things to a stand still is
now being renewed in order that
the Ralph Mates Marching Club
may restore to this order once
again all of the pre-war functions
in which this unit has produced
It is the wish of the Marching
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Club that each and every member
of Iroquois Lodge 92 will make
arrangements so that they and
their many friends may be able
to enjoy themselves on this date
which has been set aside as one for
everyyone connected with this or
der to have one enormous and
Once again we wish to take time
out to throw a banquet at a very
patient and earnest worker of this
order who for these past few
months has worked hard in the
hot sun day after day to train the
boys and girls who are affiliated
with this order. A man who has
never faltered in his efforts to
aid the education of our youth
who we put so much faith in. The
man that we speak of is none
other than Charles A. Hamilton
instructor of our Drum-Bugle
Corps. Keep up the good work Mr
Hamilton we want you to know
that all Iroquois Lodge is support
ing you and all of your efforts.
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