The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, June 07, 1947, Image 1

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Former Omahan Passes Suddenly of Heart
Attack; on Trip Here to See Relatives, Friends
Death Comes As
Surprise and Shock
to Entire Community
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Mrs. Bennie Anderson, formerly
Mrs Leon Ray, arrived in Oma
ha a few days ago with her, hus
band, Mr. Duke Anderson, to visit
relatives and friends.
Mrs. Anderson was well and
hearty and was seen conversing
With many of her friends Satur
aa, and Sunday. She was enter
tained by a group of her friends
at the Amvets Sunday evening.
Monday morning, about 5 o’
clock, she was heard saying.
“Lord help me," and was making
a curious noise which awakened
her husband. In a few minutes,
they discovered she was dead.
The funeral was held at St.
John’s AME church, Thursday at
2 o’clock, and she was buried in
Forest Lawn.
She is survived by a husband,
Duke; one son, Hobert Ray; one
gTand daughter of Chicago; one
sister, Mrs. Viola Tate, of New
York; one niece, Lavar Powell;
one nephew, Clyde Powell of New
York; three brothers, Mr. William
Clay of Snyder, Texas; Mr. S.
Clay of Wascom, Texas, and Mr.
L. V. Clay of Los Angeles, Calif.
Mrs, Anderson, also has several
surviving cousins in Omaha.
Buys Lots For Church
Rev. E F. Ridley, the officers
and members of the Immanuel
Community church, 2320 North
28th av.. have recently purchased
the vacant lots on the southeast
corner of Lake st. and North 28th
av., as a site for their future '
church home. The property is ad- j
vantageously located so as to be
easily accessible for thos* who
care to use public transportation
facilities. It is directly on the
Crosstown car line, one short
block from the 30th and Lake
bus line and two short blocks
from the 30th st. bus line. The
lots were paid for cash, and there
is no remaining idebtedhess.
The church has recently been
properly and duly incorporated.
It enjoys full and extended rights
and privileges in all things per
taining there unto, that any other
church so enjoys under the pro
tection of the Almighty Father
Plans are being made to start
building as soon as possible- The
public will be informed as soon as
they are ready to start building.
The church is not quite one year
old yet. It was organized around
June' 22 of last year and held its
first public meeting June 30. 1946
in the same location where they
are worshiping now at 2320 North
28th av.
Rev. Ridley and the entire con
gregation are very thankful to the
many friends and well wishers of
the church who have been so very
kind in extending their friendly
aid in the past, and are looking
forward to. and soliciting their
continued goodwill and friendly
aid in the future.
The church is interdenomination
al, interracial and nonsecterian. It
extends the open door to those of
all races, creeds, and faiths who
profess a saving faith in Christ as
the Savior of the world.
Mrs. Stanley and the ladies of
Immanuel will have a Tag Day,
Saturday, June 7, for the benefit
of the Building Fund of the
What ever aid any one can give
and will give will be highly ap
Pres. Truman
to Speak at
Ass’n Meet
announced by the White House
this week that President Truman
will speak Sunday afternoon,
June 29, at the Lincoln Memorial
in the nation’s capitol, to the con.
eluding session of the 38th Annual
Conference of the National As
sociation tor the Advancement of
Colored People. Other speakers
sharing the platform with the Pre
sident will be Mrs. Eleanor Roose
velt; Senator Wayne Morse, of
Oregon and Water White, execu
tive secretary of the Association.
It is expected that an audience
as large as that which heard
Marion Anderson at" the historic
1939 Easter Sunday concert, will
again fill the Lincoln Memorial.
One hundred thousand people fill
ed the national shrine to hear the
world-famous contralto at that
time, following refusal of the DAR
to allow the Negro artist to sing
in Constitution Hall. The huge
audience, at the June 29 meeting,
will hear another great Negro
singer, Carol Brice, a youthful
mezzo-soprano, who has appear
ed with the Boston Symphony or
chestra and other orchestras
throughout the nation. Critics
here and abroad have been unani
mous in crediting Miss Brice with
possessing one of the greatest
voices of modern times. Instru
mental music will be furnished by
the United States Marine Corps
The President's speech, which
will be broadcast over several ma
jor networks, is being eagerly an
ticipated in domestic as well as in
ternational circles, since it is ex
pected that Mr. Truman will make
a major declaration of government
policy on racial tensions both at
home and abroad. It is known that
the rise of bigotry since the war’s
end has been a matter of major
concern to the President, as evi
denced by his appointment of a
Commission on Civil Rights, head
ed by Charles E. Wilson, president
of General Electric. The front
page notice and unprecedented edi
torial comment which the foreign
press has devoted to lynching and
racial discripiination in the Unit
ed States, particularly when Se
cretary of State George Marshall
issued his definition of democracy
during the recent Moscow Confer
ence, are known to have been a
matter of grave concern to the
President, according to sources
close to the White House.
The National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People is
the oldest and best known agency
in the country dealing with racial
problems, having been organized
in 109. It has at present 1509
branches, youth councils and col
lege chapters with a bi-racial
membership of 535,000 distribut
ed through forty-three states and
the District of Columbia. It is said
to be the largest civil rights or
ganization in the world.
The NAACP's national Board of
Directors is bi-racial and includes
Mrs. Roosevelt, Herbert H, Leh
man, former governor of New
York and director of UNRRA;
Eric Johnston, president of the
Motion Picture Producers Asso
ciation; Governor William H.
Hastie of the Virgin Islands;
Philip Murray, president of the
CIO; Senator Arthur Capper of
Kansas; Arthur B- Spingarn who
is the Ossociation's president; Dr.
Louis T. Wright wrho is chairman
of the Board and Fiorella H. La
Guardia, former mayor of New
Mr- and Mrs. A. Black, former
residents of the city of Omaha,
are here visiting their many
friends. They are now residing in
Oakland, Calif. While in Omaha,
they are staying with Mr. and
Mrs. Lawrence Biggs, 3524 Parker
When living in Omaha, Mr.
Black operated a filling station
for a number of years at 2412
Willis av.
The Black's have been extended
many courtesies while in Omaha.
From left to right standing:
Earl Frederiksen. charge of ac
cident precention; Burgess
Manchester, Gas Engineer; C.
F. Holdrege, assistant to Mr.
Manchester; Frank Reynolds,
in charge laboratories and as
sistant training supervisor
Seater: Robert Kinckiner, in
charge space heating; R. H.
Lawlor, Conversion Division Di
rector; W. T. Burgess, in charge
work supervision and assistant
training supervisor; Vincent C.
> Dworak. assistant to Mr. Law
lor; William V. Bell, not in pic
ture, in charge industrial heat
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Omaha barbers have petitioned
the City Council of Omaha for a
shorter work day. On Tuesday,
May 27 the Council heard the Bar
bers request from the Associated
Master Barbers and Local 765 of
the Journeymen Berbers Inter
national Union.
These men want the ordinance
changed regarding present hours
of work.
They now work from 7:30 a. m.
to 7 p. m. daily and from 7 a- m.
to 9 p. m. on Saturday.
They want the following chan
ges made in hours: 8 a. m. to 6 p.
m. daily and 8a. m. to 8 p. m.
Saturday. Their letter has been
referred to the City Legal Depart
It is believed that an increase
in arson is in the offing along
with similar increases in other
crimes. . .
Prof. L. L. Ling, director of the
public safety institute of Purdue
university forecasted at the 51st
annual meeting of the National
Fire Prevention Association.
“We lack accurate statistics re
garding the prevalence of arson
today because many fires are
never properly investigated by
men trained in recognizing and
preserving good evidence/' ac
cording to Professor Lin.
He believes that proper inves
tigation of fires suspected of be
ing set is the province of pollee !
and fire departments and de- i
mands specialized training and a
well coordinated plan of opera-1
tion . |
Spare Sugar Stamp 12
Effectiveat Once
Spare Stamp Nok 12. good for
10 pounds of sugar, may be used
immediately, effective today the
Sugar Rationing Administration, I
U. S. Department of Agriculture’ *
Another stamp, good for 10
pounds, will be validated not later
than August 1, 1947. This next
stamp will assure household con
sumers of the full 35 pounds of
sugar assured them under the pro
visions of the Sugar Control Ex
tension Act of 1947, If current
improvement in sugar supplies
continues, additional sugar above
the 35 pounds will be made avail
able to consumers.
Spare Stamp No. 53, good for
five pounds, was made valid on
January 1 and expired on March
31, 1947- On April 1 Spare Stamp
No. 11 was vadidated for 10
pounds. It will expire on October
31, 1947. Today’s stamp, No. 12,
will be good until October 31.
Since these stamps are to be
used for sugar to cover both
household and home canning uses,
today’s action has been taken to
prevent loss of early berry crops
in southern areas which may oc
cur for lack of sugar for canning
purposes. It is impractical, how
ever to validate the stamps on a
geographical basis.
Graduation Edition
Off the Press ••
Friday, June 13
The Omaha Guide Graduation
Edition for June graduates of
1947 will roll off the press on Fri
day, June 13. The date of this his
tory making edition has been
moved to the 13th in order that
this edition will be complete in
every respect in keeping with The
Guides policy of bringing and
building for our citizens served
in the city of Omaha especially
the Mid City Community, a Great
er Omaha Guide
We don’t want any of our read
ers to miss this edition filled with
stories and pictures of the June
graduates. It will be on sale at
the news stand nearest you. Pur
chase your copy or copies to keep
and send to your out-of-town
Students that still desire to hav”
their individual pictures plus their
story of 'their School activities
have until Tuesday noon, June 10
in which to get them into the
Omaha Guide office, 2420 Grant
All church, organization, and
general news to appear in this
breath-taking edition must be in
the office of the Omaha Guide by
4 p. m. Monday, June 9.
We have reserved a copy of this
Graduation Edition. Friday, June
13, at your favorite news stand
so be sure and purchase your
Dirt Track Champ
in Lincoln, Nebr.
at StateJFair
LINCOLN, Nebr. (Special )—
Emory Collins, national dirt track
champion, and holder of the State
Fair track record of 24.85. which
he set last July 4th, has confirm
ed his entry to Secretary Edwin
Schultz for the second annual
championship auto races to be
held here Sunday. June 15.
Collins, who aihls from Le Mars,
Iowa, wall bring his big red River
side Special, valued at $20,000 to
Lincoln a day early in order to
get in a few practice laps, accord
ing to the letter accompanying
his entry.
The Iowan’s entry was the fifth
to be filed at Secretary Schultz’s
office. Four states now have re
presentatives in the coming speed
classic with two from California,
two from Iowa and one from Kan
sas, sending in entries.
Big Ben Musick, the veteran
Texas driver and long time favor
ite of Lincoln fans notified IMCA
Zone Representative William B.
Howe that he has hung up the
goggles and will not compete this
season- E determined effort is be
ing made to secure the signed en
try of Deb Snyder, who is now
wheeling a new Offensauser Spe-.
cial equipped with the late Gus
Schrader motor.
A seven-event program has been |
arranged by National Speedways
Inc., promoters of the annual
event, in cooperation with the
State Fair Board. Time trials are
set for 1:00 p. m. and the first
race at 2:30 p. m.
C Day Will
Begin On
June 9th
What s C Day ? 'Why don’t you
know?” That’s the day set by the
Metropolitan Utilities District to
change over from Manufactured
Gas to Natural Gas.
Let us go back a little for back
ground, then we will tell you how
the Change-Over will be accom
Saturday. May 31, 180 college
men went to the Technical high
school, which will be the head
quarters for the change over and
were given a rigid physical exa
mination before they were passed
oy the Personnel Department of
the Mtropolitan Utilities District.
Saturday, June 7 another 120 col
lege men will take their physical
examinations for the Change
Over. These 300 selectees from
900 applicants will be the Change
Over working crew. They are stu
dents from 11 universities, whose
parents or wives liv* in Omaha.
There are a large number of vet
erans in this gToup, who are fin
ishing their university courses in
terrupted by the war.
The Change-Over crews will all
have a week of intensive techni
cal training under 41 teachers
selected from the Omaha high
schools before they start on the
Change-Over. The teachers will
follow the crews as supervisors on
the job.
The crews are backed by skill
ed foremen. Clyde Lemon leads 20
groups, Louis Bobell, form an,
leader of a crew of skilled mech
anics to be on the spot to solve
any troublesome technical pro
blem, Wm, Wunderlich is foreman
of another 20 groups and Richard
Rowe is assigned to work with
Robert Kinchiner on space heat
ing problems.
Now we are going to tell you ex
actly what is going to happen on
C Day, Monday. June 9- The
whole force close to 200 men, will
report at 8 a. m. at the tool wa
on, which will be stationed at 13th
and Missouri av.
Manufactured Gas will be val
ved off from the section where
the change crew starts working
just before they make their first
house to house calls and Natural
Gas turned into that section. Oma
| ha will be operating on two gases
I for the total duration of the
change-over. Natural Gas where
the change-over has been com
pleted, Manufactured Gas in all
other sections. This is done 'by
valves in the gas pipes, which
shut off manufactured gas from
the sections changed over. Re
member there will be no differ
ence in your gas bill, both natural
and manufactured gas will be bill
ed at the same rate.
Take out your map you received
by mail or look at the large scale
map you saw in the World Herald
Monday, June 2. You will find that
13th and Missouri is in Section
2-A-l this whole section wiU be
completely changed over Monday
Tuesday the crews will move to
Sec. 2-A-2, Wednesday the crews ;
will invade 2-B and Thursday and
Continued on Page Four
The following cases have been
1 delayed until when the District
Court Jury trials resume.
Hiram D. Dee, contractor charg
ed with obtaining money and pro
perty from a wounded war vet
eran under false pretenses.
George Moore. 5026 South 25th
st-, charged with assault with in
tent to wound.
Alonzo Crum, 1914 Charles st.,
first degree arson. Charged with
helping his son-in-law. Milton
Dixon, plan a fire which nearly
destroyed his (Crum) house, 3032
Bedford av.
A Errie Newicki 5238 South 24ht
st., forgery, and being a habitual
criminal. He has a record of five
felony convictions.
Joseph Jennings. 2729 R. st.,
second degree murder- He is char
ged with fatally shooting James
Monday. 1502 North 28th st., dur
ing a disturbance at the Work
man's Club. Jennings was employ
ed as a bartender at the club at
the time of the shooting.
Demo Action
League Send
The Democracy in Action Lea
gue held a special call meeting
Monday night, June 3. At this
meeting the directors instructed
their president, Mrs. Herman
Cohn, to extend an invitation to
the honorable Henry Wallace to
come to Omaha for their second
big meeting to be held at some
convenient place as soon as ar
rangements can be made and as
soon as Mr. Wallace accepts the
Ask City Council
Project Race Ban
to Lift Housing
NEW YORK—In view of the ef
forts of the Metropolitan Life In
surance company, builders of
Stuyvesant Town, to renegotiate
their contract with the City Coun
cil, so that rents for the housing
project may be raised, the NAACP
this week urged the Council, if it
reconsiders the contract, to insist
that the stipulation against Ne
gro tenants be removed.
Officials of the Association said
in a statement, “There is no ne
cessity for repeating to the in
formed members of our City Gov
ernment the situation with res
pect to housing for Negroes in
New York City. While there is a
great shortage of housing for all
people, the pattern of restriction
against Negroes, which created
hetto housing and all of its evils,
has resulted in an acute, peculiar
and vicious discrimination against
the Negro population.
“The NAACP is opposed to this.
It is opposed to the announced
policy of the owners of Stuyvesant
Town of excluding Negro citizens
from that development solely be
cause of their race. It opposed
thisproposal when the original
contract was before the City
Council, but despite protests the
Cjouncil saw fit to sign a con
tract with the Metropolitan Life
Insurance company.
“That contract provided for a
maximum rental of $14 per room.
The compan3r now seeks to re-open
and renegotiate that contract with
respect to the clauses relating to
the maximum rental per room,
and desires the Board of Estimate
to permit an increase in that
maximum to $17 per room.
“This Association believes that
if the contract is renegotiated in
any manner whatsoever and any
of its provisions altered, the Gov
ernment of the City of New York
in fairness to its Negro citizens
should insist that the stipulation
against occupancy by Negroes be
By this action the City would
simply be affirming the ordinance
passed in 1945 forbidding any dis
crimination against the applicants
for housing in projects of the na
ture of Stjrvesant Town.
“We are opposed to any increase
in the rental schedule at the
Riverton housing project.”
New Anti-Lynch
Bill Now in Senate
request of the NAACP Senators
Robert F. Wagner and Wayne
Morse this week jointly introduc
ed in the Senate a strong anti
lynching bill. Wagner a New York
Democrat, has been closely iden
tified with the lynching fight in
Congress since the 1930’s, and
Senator Morse is a liberal Repub
lican from Oregon.
The Wagner-Morse bill, S-1352,
is practically identical with other
bills introduced in the House un
! der NAACP auspices by Congress
man Clifford P- Case (R., N. J.)
and Congresswoman Helen Ga
hagan Douglas (D„ Calif.).
The Wagner-Morse-Case Bill
has “real teeth’’ the NAACP said: |
“it defines lynching as any vio
lence to person or property by a
mob (an assemblage of two or
more persons) because of the race,
color, religion, creed, national ori
gin. ancestry or language of the
victim or because the victim was
suspected, accured. or convicted
of s crimina offense.
“The victim does not have to die
in order to be lynched' within the
meaning of the bill. Any injury is
’Members of the lynch mob, or
any person who aids or incites
the mob, are made punishable by
a maximum inmprisonment of 20
years or a maximum fine of
$10,000 or both.
“Dereliction on the part of state
officers charged with responsibil
ity of protecting the victim or
apprehending the lynchers is
made punishable by a maximum
imprisonment of five years or a
maximum fine of $5,000, or both.
“Every governmental subdivi
sion of the state which wilfully or
negligently permits an individual
to be seized, abducted and lynched
is made liable to the lynched, if
he lives, for monetary compensa
tion for injury of $2,000 to $10,000
or, if he dies, to his next of kin.
These suits would be brought in
a Federal district court and pro
secuted by the Attorney General
of the United States in behalf of
the victim or the victim’s next of
“All criminal prosecutions under
the Act would be brought in a
Federal district court ”
Simon Harrold and Miaa Juanita Hanger (King Borealis XVII
and Queen Aurora XVII) . .. receive congratulations at coronation
bail.—World-Herald Photo. •
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Juanita Hanger, Simon Harrold Reign
as King Borealis and Queen Aurora
Gov. Dewey Hails
37th Annual Meet
Boy Scouts in Their
Gov. Thomas E- Dewey today
hailed the thousands of volunteer
leaders in the Boy Scouts of Amer
ica, saying that ‘their contribution
to the welfare and training of our
flture citizens is of the highest im
Gov. Dewey’s tribute was con
tained in a message to Amory
Houghton of Coming, N. Y., pre
sident of the National Council of
the Boy Scouts of America, which
opened its 37th annual meeting
today at th^ Waldorf-Astoria
Hotel in New York.
His greetings, read at the open
ing session Tuesday morning fol
“Both personally and as Gover
nor I am happy to welcome the
National Council of the Boy
Scouts of America on the occasion
of its Thirty-seventh Annual Meet
“Millions of boys and young men
who have been active in Scouting
in these thirty-seven years have
experienced an association and
comradship in their Troop meet
ings and camps to be cherished all
through their lives.
“I should like to take this op
portunity, also, to express the
thanks of the people of the entire
State to the thousands of volun
teers who as Scoutmasters, Senior
Unit Leaders, Cubmasters, and
Den Mothers, have given their
time and energy so effectively to
bringing the Scout Program to
our boys. Their contribution to the
welfare and training of our futur'
citizens is of the highest import
1 ance.
"The Scout Oath and Law are
still the guiding light and inspir
ation of Scouts and Scouters ev
erywhere. The “Daily Good Turn”
is still the trademark ofa Scout
If every boy in every land cduld
have the benefit of Scout training,
I am sure the training he receives
in Scouting would be of great
benefit to our country in the days
that lie ahead.
.“With kindest regards and best
wishes, f
Siincerely yours,
(Signed) Thomas E. Dewey”
Civil Rights Congress
Asks Investigation
Of N. C. Lynching
The Civil Rights CongTess last
night urged Attorney General
Tom C. Clark for the immediate
investigation and federal prosecu
tion of those guilty of the North
Carolina lynching of Godwin Bush.
“Coming on the heels of the
shocking acquital of the lynch mob
in Greenville, S. C., today’s lynch
ing in a neighboring state places
complete responsibility upon the
federal government for protecting
the life and limb of Negro Amer
icans in the South,” CRC stated
in a telegram to Mr. Clark.
“We also call upon you, at the
same time, to declare publicly
your energetic support for swift
enactment of the anti-lynching bill
recently introduced to enable the
Department of Justice to put an
end to the murderous attack upon
Negro-Americans,” the attorney
general was urged.
“In view of the outcome of the
trial of the. lynchers in Greenville,
S. C. a confession by the federal
government of its inability to halt
this wave of killings is tanta
mount to confessing that our na
tion is unable to grant the most
elementary protection to 13,000,
000 of our people.”
Mr. Carl Bone, esteem leading
knight of the Elks and past Chief
Antler of the Exalted Ruler's
Council, of 2526 Grant st. was
taken suddenly ill two days ago
and is now a patient in a local
hospital, suffering with a mental
Mr. EJider Mudd, members of the
Elks Lodge, No. 92, was reported
ill in the hospital from a heart
Louie Williams, who had been
in a local hospital for the past
five weeks, is very low and is not
expected to recover.
Simon Harr old, a long time re
sident of Omaha, employee of the
Omaha Chamber of Commerce,
and civic leader ,was crowned
King Borealis XVH.
Queen Aurora XVII, Miss Juan
ita Hanger, was bom and reared
in Omaha, attended the public
schools, and graduated from Cen
tral high school in June 1946. She
was a member of the Central
High Players and many other
clubs and organizations of Cen
tral high school.
Miss Hanger is a student at the
University of Nebraska, enrolled
in the Medical College, taking
her pre-medic work.
Miss Hanger’s mother is a tea
cher in the public schools of Oma
ha and is noted for her service in
the community.
The retired King Borealis XVI,
Mr. Milton Johnson and Queen
Aurora XVI, Miss Eloise Jones,
passed their septor on to Mr. Har
rold and Miss Hanger, wishing
them a successful year as King
Borealis XVn and Queen Aurora
After the King had arrived on
the throne, he summoned the fol
lowing members of his court: Mr.
Leo Bohanon, Executive Secre
tary of the Omaha Urban League,
acting as Grand Potentate, relat
ing the King’s summons, first
called the ladies in waiting of the
former Queen, followed by the
Crown Bearer, Willard Wright,
and the Pages, James Hall, Jr.,
Melvin McCaw and Larry Morse
man. Next, the princesses, Louise
Brown, Jean Pierce, Florentine
Crawford, Marjorie Hughes, Betty
J. Nelum, Pearl Faulkner, and
Norma Ampuy. The Duchesses
were then summoned by tha
Grand Potentate. They are as fol
lows: Eleanor Brown, Erma
Blackburn, Geneva Brown, Bar
bara Waldron and Nadine Han
cock The Crown Bearer was lit
tle Miss Ronetta Marie Hobbs.
King Borealis XVII summoned
his majesty, Queen Aurora XVII,
preceeded by pages, Master
Streeter Turner, William Riggs
and Bobby Whiteside.
Queen Aurora XVII, Miss Juan
ita Hanger, was crowned by King
Borealis XVH, Mr Simon Harrold.
They .then, received congratula
tions and sincere good wishes
from the Court. The trumpeter
was Von Richard Trimble.
The Rev. Shirley G. Sanchez, D.
D., rector, is the pastor of the St*
Philip’s Episcopal church. The fol
lowing committees v/ere in charge
of the Coronation. Advertising:,
Mrs. Dolores Blackwell, Mrs.
Edith Wheatley. Mr. E. J. Banks,.
Mrs. Alma Clark, Mrs. CharlotU;
Crawford. Mrs Ether Dean, Mrs.
S. W. i Waites, and Mr. V. S.
Wheatley. Decoration: Mr. H. W.
Black, Mr. S- C. Hanger. Mr.
Harvey Carter, Mr. Jasper Brown,
Mr. Wesley L. Dean. Mr. Bruce
Vanoy and Mr. S. W. Waites.
Pageant: Mr. John Smith. Mrs
Alice Smith. Mrs. Claretta Banks,
Mra. Edna Banks, Mrs. Vera
Cowan. Mrs. Gertrude James, Mrs.
Lena Paul, Mrs. Viola Lennox,
Mrs. Viva Phillips. Mrs. Lenora
Scott, Mrs. Margaret Wright,
Mrs Marguerite Workuff. Mrs.
Charles Dickerson and Mrs. Flo
rence Riggs.
In the United States District
court in Philadalphia, Pa., on
Wednesday, May 28, Billie Holi
day, a blues singer, pleaded guilty
to receiving and concealing nar
cotic drugs. She was iven a year
and a day in the Federal Refor
matory for Women at Alderson
W. Va.
She earned and spent S250.000
in the last three years, according
to her testimony.
She asked to be sent to a Fed
eral hospital to be cured; she
claims that she has been using
drugs for the past three years.
The Elks Lodge No. 92 held
election Wednesday. June 4, 1947.
The following officers were’ elect
ed: Charles Davis, exalted ruler;
Curtis Jones, esteem leading
knight; “Son” Harris, esteem
loyal knight: Robert Johnson,
election knight; Mason Miller, es
quire; T. C. Hall, innerguard,’and
H. J. Johnson esquire.
The Amvets will sponsor their First Annual Membership Drive Dancing
Party, Wed., June 11. All World War II vets and Guests invited. Adm. free