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EARLY ENTRIES IN MISS MID-CITY QUEEN “Beauty and Popularity" CONTEST
MISS MARY HARRIS of “YWCA Administration"
AIMS SMITHERMAM, “Miss Althouse lipauty School”
ROSALIE STEW ART, ‘Mrliss W atson Rcauty School"
The Miri-City Queen Contest
Glorifying the Charm, Personality
and Popularity of Our Mid-City
Womanhood, has now reached the
voting stag. All Clubs, organiz
ations and Individuals are urged
• ike tbrnr nomination-* before
the September 16th Deadline.
^.t Press time, nine iCorr.'nations
’ ive been made in the Mid-City
Queen Contest. These are Jean
Rudd, 2865 Ohio St., Nellie Taylor
2010 North 20th St., Doris New
land, 2908 Franklin St., Laura
Smith. 2121 North 28th St., Ca
mille Dunham, 2908 Franklin St.,
Mary Harry. 2308 North 29th St.,
Ann Smitherman, Alth ouse
Beauty School, Margaret King,
| 2626 Decatur St., and Rosalie
Stewart, 2431 Patrick St. There
are many other Nominations not
yet confirmed The Omaha Guide
will print additional listings and
photos in the order they are receiv
ed. September 16th is Deadline
for Nominating Candidates.
The public at large will have the
opportunity of selecting Omaha’s
most popular and beautiful lady
who will be Crowned Queen, or
Monday. September 30, 1946 at a
Gala Event which will feature
Royal Entertainment, including
the awarding of six additional
prizes. Watch Next Week’s Issue
">r r'-v'-'iote Rist of Contestants.
New Urban League Sec’y. Expected to Be Minneapolis Man
Mr. Leo Bohannan, Minneapolis
civic leader, is expected to receive
the appointment as Executive Se
cretary of the Omaha Urban Lea
gue. Mr. Bohannan is former Re
sident Manager of the Phyllis
Wheatley Home of Minneapolis
and more recently, a representa
tive of the UNRA in Europe. Mrs.
Bohannan is a native Omahan,
heing the daughter of Clarence
Wiggington internationally known
architect at Minneapolis who be
gan his career in Omaha.
Mr Duward R. Crooms, former
secretary of the Urban League,
resigned August 1st to accent the
position of sales manager of the
Omaha Guide Printing Dept.
AFL President t.rren
It was announced at the Broth
erhood headquarters in New York
by A. Philip Randolph that at the
opening of the 5th Biennial Con
vention and 21st anniversary of
the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car
Porters, at the DuSable High
school. Sunday afternoon, Septem
ber 15. William Green president of
the Arneri'"- i Federation of La
bor. v- til give the principal add
ress He wi’1 discuss the role of
©-•ra-iized i tn the world to
day and the problem of minorities
with special reference to the Ne
gro. This wo’ises to be one of
the most ircrewtant and vital sta
tements presented by America's
rank n'T lav-or leader William Greer
in connection with the oreani" -
tion of Negro workers in the his
tory of the American labor move
ment. Other sneakers will in''1’' ’
Mrs. Halena V'ilson, Intern ation^1
President of C'c Ladles Auxiliary
to the Brotherhood of Sleeping
Car Porters and C. L. Dellu- =
Pacific Coast Zone Supervisor and
Fourth International Vice Pre d
ent. The chairman of the meeting
will he Milton P. Webster. 1st
Vice President and former mem
ber of the President s Committee
on Fair Employment Practices.
The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car i
Porters which waged one of the j
most historic struggles for recog- j
nition from a great industrial cor j
poration in America, the Pullman 1
Company, has become one of the'
outstanding international trade un
ions in the United States of Amer,
jca. affiliated with the American
Federation of Labor, and is stead- •
ily expanding its membership in
related fields such as the Pullman
Car Cleaners and Yard Forces. The
organization now has contracts
with some thirty or more carriers
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Omaha Guide Secy
MISS JOHNNIE McGOY
Miss Johnnie McGoy, new Oma
ha Guide office secretary, is a
former resident of Oakland. Calif,
where she was employed by the
She was a student at the Uni
versity of Denver before coming
throughout the United States and
Canada and is in the process of
planning the organization of the
porters on the Pullman cars in
Mexico, stated Mr. Randolph.
Glamour Girls Entertain G. I.s
I-ran.Brocks famous femme trio, which recently was' the
rav 1 CL i ~ of the Fa Sc, is pSctand above with Harry
’lt' f h uiing of the famous dancing team of Carl and Harryette on
the cvtremi 1. ft. The G. 1. in the background is merely a bit of
” V\t to Harryette i> Iris Vasques: Joyce Win
ston and Sue Purcell of whom tin* boys said there was no better trio
heard on all the -hows to hit the Islands of the Pacific. Frances
Bro. k is fa-t rounding up her hand for c tour of the States and will
l«e soon he..rd in all the famous dance emporiums. Several large
booting agem-ies have r n to handle her aggregation.
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Daughter of J. Harvey IKerns
KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT
WILLIAM “Rare Horse”
William (Race Horse) M. Jack
son died Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 1 pm.
He was born in Kentucky and was
well known for the past 40 years
in Nebraska and neighboring
states tor his ability as a harness
Survivors are a son, Allen Jack
son, of Kansas City, and a daugh
ter, Mrs. Olive Davis of Omaha.
Funeral services were Friday at
: 2 pm. from the Thomas Funeral
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Senators Wallace, Pepper
N. Y. __
Secretary of Commerce Henry A.
Wallace and Senator Claude E.
Pepper (D., Fla.) will open the
current Congressional election
campaign when they speak at a
Madison Square Garden rally on
Thursday evening, September 12
it was announced Tuesday. This
will mark the first appearance on
the same platform during this cam
paign of Mr. Wallace and Senator
Pepper, who are recognized as the
two leading exponents of the New
Deal philosophy within the Demo
cratic party today.
Organized to rally independent
voters behind progressive candi
dates running for election to the
80th Congress, the meeting, which
is entitled “The Fateful Eightieth"
is sponsored by the hewly-formed
National Campaign Committee of
the Independent Citizens Commi
ttee of the Arts. Sciences and Pro
fessions, and the National Citizens
Political Action Committee. Harold
L. Ickes, former Secretary of the
Interior and executive chairman of
ICCASP, and Dr. Frank Kingdom
radio commentator and chairman
of National Citizens PAC, are list
ed as co-chairman of the National
In addition to Mr. WTallace and
Senator, speakers scheduled to ad
dress the rally include Paul Robe
son, noted singer and actor, Flor
ence Eldridge March, actress and
wife of Frederick March, and Dr.
Kingdon. A specially-written dra
matic presentation depicting the
achievements and aspirations of
the Roosevelt administrations will
be presented, starring well-known
radio, screen, and stage personal
ities, including Zero Mostel. The
Pearl Primus dance group will ap
pear, and the CIO Chorus will sing
a special adaptation of the United
Nations song, for which lvrics have
been written by Harold Rome
Marian Kerns, age 19, attractive daughter cf Mr. and Mrs. J.
Haivey Kerns, formerly of Omaha was killed in an auto accident in
Cleveland, Ohio on Labor Day.
Maiian, who will be remembered by most Omahans as a little
girl, was a student at the West Virginia State College at the time of
her tragic death.
Her father was the Omaha Lrban League’s first Executive
Scuetary, and is now affiliated with the New York office of the Lea
James Kerns, World W ar ii veteran and bfother of Marian,
was a lecent visitor in Omaha, being a guest at the Home of Mr. and
Mrs. Maurice Lambert, long time friends and former neighbors of
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2:30 p. m. in
Columbia Trial Judge
To Quiz Jurors on Bias
LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn., Aug
ust—In a desparate fight against
the "steamroller” justice of Tenn.
which seems set to pick a hanging
jury of hostile proponents of white
supremacy, NAACP lawyers lost
another round yesterday. On the
excuse that the attorneys for the
twenty-five Columbia Negroes
charged with atempted murder
were using more time than neces
sary and were going too far afield
Judge Joe M. Ingrahm handed
down an extraordinary ruling.
Hereafter, the Judge has decided
he will address all questions on
feelings of prejudice to prospec
tive jurors from the bench. The
defense must submit all race ques
tions to him, in writing, well in
advance of the days’ questioning,
and he will conduct the future ex
amination of veniremen on that
This ruling was vigorously con
tested by NAACP attorneys Z. A.
Looby, L. A. Ransom and Hau
rice Weaver, since it makes it
impossible for the defense to de
termine fairly what the true feel
ings of prospective juorors may be
on race prejudice and the legal
rights of Negroes.
In addition to denying to the
defense lawyers their legal right
to examine thoroughly all pros
pective jurors on the question of
race prejudice, Judge Ingram
fined one man $50 for contempt of
court because of his statement
that he would not be able to be
on the jury because of his preju
dice against Negroes.
Attorneys Looby and Weaver
immediately made motions for a
j mistrial and for a change of ven
| ue, on the grounds that the Judge
| by niling in this manner would
! prevent the defense from getting
> (Prospective jurors to admit their
feelings of race prejudice and,
i therefore, they would not get hon
est answers from the jurors on
this all-important question.
As it is, over two weeks of ques
tioning have produced only fiv#
jurors even faintly acceptable, and
the defense lawyers have used up
39 of the 200 premptory challen
ges they are allowed in blocking
the choice of biased veniremen.
There are 120 left on the present
venire to be questioned. Of the 190
questioned so far, 75 to eighty
have expressed a bias against the
Dr. Leon Ransom also charged
Judge Ingram had committed a
grievous error in ordering that
Clarence Brown, a defendant, for
feit his $5,000 bond for failure to
appear in court on August 22nd,
although the defendant was ill and
1 a physician’s certificate was shown
as reason for his absence. Never
the less, the Judge ordered that
Brown be brought into court from
his sickbed and raised his bond to
$10,000. Brown was kept in jail
until a bond for that amount was
raised. The Judge refused to per
mit acceptance of a bond from
two other defendants, James Mor
ton and Julius Blair. U S War
Bonds were also refused as secur
ity. Five thousand dollars in cash
was raised locally, however, and
the NAACP contributed another
' $5,000 for Brown's release.
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LAWRENCE P. LEWIS
M1B.CITY SEPIA QUEEN
The contest is nowr in full swing
and I am as eager to cast my vote
as the rest of you. I know I am
not an authority on the choosing
of the winner, and being married
I had better talk very little about
this contest with my better half.
Not being so bad to look at her
self. as far as she is concerned.
I'd better keep telling her that
she is the queen of them all, and
if I vote il’m going to vote) the
lady that I vote for will be my 2nd
So many people have asked me
about the qualifications necessary
to become the Mid-City Sepia
Queen, and it is almost impossible
for yours truly to answer that
question. BEAUTY TO ME IS ON
THE INSIDE OF A PERSON,
NOT THE OUTSIDE. My choice
would probably not ring true ac
cording to the majority. So being
aiked a question that I fell I can
not answer, I’ll just tell you a
story of the most beautiful person
I have ever known.
We’ll call her Anne. Anne was
the normal girl, and yet she wanted
all the rest of the things young
girls have, dancing, dates, and fun
in general. Anne was lovely to look
at, deep brown complection with
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MARGARET KIXG, “Miss ISorlhside Beauty School*'
$800 in Prizes
Who will he Selected
Miss Mid City
1. lour (.lub or Organization May Sponsor A Contestant.
2. 4 ou May Nominate Someone Yourself.
3. Any Girl Over 18 is Eligible.
4. 1 lease furnish I he Omaha Guide with a Gloss v-print of
Your Nominee for Publication.
5. Entering Blank May Be Secured from Current Ihsucb of
The Omaha Guide.
1. S800.00 in Prizes.
2. Seven Winners; Seven Prizes.
3. First Prize, Expenses Paid Week-End Trip to Clucagjn
with Reservations at Pershing Hotel.
4. Queen to be Crowned September 30th.
5. W inners to be Honored at Gala Ball on the Night of
6. No member of the “Mid-City Queen” Committee will (hs
permitted to make any nomination.
i. The 7 Contestants receiving the largest number of votes
in order, will be adjudged winners. No person may
vote more than ONE TIME.
8. Ballots for voting purposes will be printed in snbse
quent issues of The Omaha Guide.
Mail or Bring Entries to The Omaha Guide Office, 2420
NOMINATIONS MUST BE IN BY SEPTEMBER 16th.
THE NOMINATION ENTRY BLANK will be found di
rectly below (to be filled out by parties sending in their Kn
try). Print plainly the name, address ami age of nomine**..
Attach Entry Blank to a black and white, glossy print photo
graph and mail or bring the same to The Omaha Guido of
fice, 2420 Grant Street.
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Jesse Owens Racing for $1,000
CLEVELAND, Ohio.. (CNS) —
The world’s fastest human, Jesse
Owens, will race George Case, the
Cleveland Indian's outfielder 100
yards September 8th for a purse
of $1,000. Jesse and Case will do
the sprint over a straightaway vm
the outfield grass in between the
games of the Cleveland-St. f^nig
double header game. Jesse is co
holder of the world 100 yard
record, 9.4 seconds.
MIUNITE SHOW- One
Performance Only- Saturday, Sept. 7, Town Theat re
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