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» ★ OMAHA, NEBRASKA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13,1917 No. 32 ~ ‘ KS? ZST
2nd Annual Beauty Contest of Omaha Guide Date To Be Set
Discrimination In D.C. Housing Investigation Setup
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Ask for Investigation of Real
Estate Board Who Restricts
Housing Chances for Negroes
Investigation of practices of the
Washington, D, C. Real B«*ate
Board which have restricted hous
ing opportunities for Negro real
dents of the District of Columbia,
was asked today of Attorney Gen
eral Tom C. Clark by James B.
Carey, secretary-taarsure of the
CIO and chairman of the CIO
Committee to Abolish Discrimina
Text of Mr. Carey's letter fol
“It has been brought to our at
tention that the Washington Real
Bstate Board, currently under in
dictment for violation of the Anti
Trust laws, follows the practice
of denying the sale, rental or ad
vertising of property in a so-called
white section to colored people
The Board’s constitution states:
N‘o property in a white section
should ever be sold, rented,adver
tised Or offered to colored people.
In a doubtful case, advice from
the Public Affairs Committee
should be obtained.’
‘ In the past, many of Washing,
ton s Negroes and white have lived
close together in many parts ef
tha city and where mixed neigh
borhoeds still exist, incidents of
racial friction are rare.
“In late years, Negroes have
increasingly been forced into a
few overcrowded stums. City
planners and well-to-do private
citizens are displacing old Negro
neighborhoods while white real
estate dealers and property owner
erect formal barriers to keep Ne.
gross out of so-called white areas.
Housing conditions are poor for
Washington residents in general,
but largely because of the pras
sure just described, they are much
worse for Negroes.
“We are of the opinion that the
above-mentioned technique along
with restrictive convenants arid
the refusal of financial institu
tions to make loans to Negroes
on property within the so-called
white neighborhoods, are a viola
tion of the Anti-Trust Act in ad
dition to being a gross violation
of the civM liberties and rights
ef Negro citizens.
“We are calling this practice of
the Washington Real Estate Board
to your attention, respectfully
urging that this phase of tis act
ivitise be included in the current
scope of legal action engaged in
by the U. S. Government against
the Washington Real Estate
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. _ In a
mamoth event last weak in Jack,
sonville Hiss Alice Braxton was
crowned “Miss Jacksonville Pin
Up Girl 1947" and Mips Dclcres
HaU, winning third place was de.
signatad “Miss Jacksonville Pet",
This is an annual event staged by
the Young Men’s Civic Club with
a round trip ticket to New York
City as first price.
PURCHASE TWO BUILDINGS
AT COST OP $113,500
NEW ORLEANS — The Inter
naotinal Longshoremen’s Associa.
tion of Dock Loaders and Un
loaders of Freight Cars and Barg,
es, Local 854, AFL, recently pur
chased two buildings in the busi
ness sectipn of Suth Rampart st„
at a total cost of $113,500, ateord^
ing to an astiouncement by H. B
Augustine, president. /
How to Avoid Shaving
So much Yet Look
Men troubled with "Five O’
Clock Shadow,” ‘‘Stubble Trouble.'
or just plain whiskers, may be In.
terested in a secret formula for
shaving which James A. Moore of
Narrowsburg, New York, is cur.
rently offering for $1.<W), cash in
1 Moore’s discovery eliminates the
need for daily shaving aad pow
dering. Regardless of how heavy
your beard is, Moore’s Becret
method will keep you looking
your best with a once a week
shave. The results will “astonish”
your friends, says, Moore, and
you yourself will be “amazed”
after you get the secret formula.
An architect, who received one of
Moore’s solicitations asked the
National Better Business Bureau
to investigate and the following
advice is what they got for a dol
Wash hands and face thoroughly
and when gtx>d and dry take a
pair of tweezers and pluck one
I hair at a time.
“The first treatment of plucking
■ breaks the roots of Ipng standing
' and of course smarts a little.
“When you have completed the
plucking, wash bfands and face
again and save your face again
and shave your face for the fine
fuzz and fine hairs that are left
after the plucking.”
In revealing this bit of wisdom.
Moore says to his customers,
among other things:
Don’t say you can’t do it.
remember ‘Men are Men.’ The
first treatment is the hardest be
cause you have to break the con
nection, whilt you will hardly no-!
tice the second treatment.”
The genteman from Narrows- j
burg offers this boon to blue
beards with perhaps the safest1
guarantee that was ever offered.
He guarantees double your money
back if you shave more than oncg
a week with his method.
Great Salt lake has a salt oon
’“T't of about 20 per cent.
Keeps Pace With
Telephone construction projects
which are being carried on by
the telephorte company in keeping
pace with the rapid growth of
Omaha are making good progress
and several important steps will
be completed this fall.
Saturday night, November 15,
has been set as the time for plac
ing in operation the dial equip
ment which is being insalled in
the new Pleasant office on North
30th st. This equipment will serve
about 5,500 homes and places of
business in the general area
between Lake st. and Ames ave.
Transfer of these customers from
other central office areas will
make it possible to serve more
than 2,300 Omaha applicants now
waiting for telephones. These ap
plicants are being contacted to
arrange for wiring and installs
tion of telephones before Novem
ber 15 so that they can get ser.
vice as soon as practicable after
At the same ume, about 300
telephone customers in the Carter
Lake district in Iowa wiN be given
a new central office prefix-Lake.
This step is being taken to
identify these telephone custom
ers as located in Iowa.
New Omaha telephone direc
tory, with more than 10,000 new
and changed telephone numbers,
ki now being prepared and will "be
distributed to homes and offices
for use beginning November 16.
Foreshadowing further progress
in meeting service demands in
Omaha, the new Orchard tele
phone building at 23rd and “O’*
st., is nearing completion. Deliv
eries of equipment are scheduled
for late this year and we are
centering our efforts on the ob
jective of getting it installed,
tested, and ready for service by
tl^ middle of 1948.
The additions and changes requir
ed to meet Omah’s greatly in
creased needs for telephone ser
vice add up to a big and compli
cated job. Each construction pro
ject which is completed is one
more step in the telephone com
pany program of a completely
Ideal Hog Size
Moderately fat hogs, weighing be
tween UK) and 240 pounds alive, pro
duce hams, shoulders and sides of
the mast desirable size for curing.
Mary’? Chicken Hut where you dan Set Porter Haase §teak from
Bob’s Own Baby Beef. Farm.
Barbecued Milk-Fed Spring Cfcicken from hie milk-hd gprirtg
Meaty Pig Spare Rlfbs Barbecue^ thfe old southern style with
Bob’s special Bar-B-Q Sauce. '
Hot Breadout of the pit today.
"Y es, Mary’s Chicken Hut is the place to go when you want'moft
pit barbecued Pig Spare Rib*.
Open from 10 a. m. until ? ? ? ?
Special attention given to private parties. Cdl JA 8946.
Listen to “ALL STAR WESTERN THBATRE
STATION WOW, 6:30 P. M. EACH THUBSDAY.
“TUT, TUT, NOTHING BUT BUTTER-NUT BREAD
I Plan Extensive
The International Sweetherats
of Rhythm, world famous all-girl
dance orchestra currently on a
nationwide tour of ballrooms,
theatres, auditoriums and night
clubs, plan a special series of
modern musical concerts, under
local sponsorship of colleges,
churches and religious groups,
civic, welfare, fraternal and other
The present aggregation will be
augmented by the addition of sev
eral outstanding musicians, re
cent honor graduates of the
jiartftoM's £ead|ng music schools.
Posts are still to be filled, in
rhythm and brass sections as well
as in the newly-added string divi
sion. Girl instrumentalists, in
terested in o professional music*’
career are invited to contact Dan
iel M. Gary, business manager
International Sweethearts of
Rhythm, 208 S. st„ N. W., Wash
ingtoti, D. C.
The special Concert tour will
commence in December, follow
ing completion of current one
Announces Plan \
Carl W. Mprrow, Program Dir
ector of the Omah YMCA, has
announced that all the arrange
ments have been completed for
the “Y”’s informal education pro
gram for both men and women
which will begin on October 6.
Anyone who is interested in
this educational opportunity may
register now either at the Central
“Y” General Office or by mail
on or before October 1. All mail
should be addressed to Harriette
Students will find a wide vari
ety of courses offered which have
been designed for the particular
purpose of mating leisure time
more enjoyable and profitable.
Classes will include the following:
Beginning Photography; Advanc
ed Photography; Public Speaking; j
Painting; Marriage for Moderns;
Salesmanship; Greek; Russian;
Leathercraft; Citizenship and
English; Singing; Advertising;
and the Sports School for Begin
ners. All classes, unless specified
otherwise, will meet once a week
for ten weeks.
Don Warner, Glen Walker, and
Norman Haried comprise the Ed
ucational Committee. Carl W.
Morrow is the Director, and Mar
guerity Grote is the Business
Manager. All instructors are
specialists in their particular field
and the courses should be both
interesting and helpful.
Civil Service Offers
Future and Careers
Persons kiterested in securing
permanent Fadral employment as
Pharmacists, $2644 to $4149 a
year, are invited to Ale applica
'tion wtith the Executive Secretary,
Bbar d of U. S. CivilS Service Ex
aminers, Veterans Adminsrtation,
Fort Snelling, St. Paul 11, Minn.,
not later than October 2. Positions
are in Veterans Adminstration
establishments throughout Branch
No. 8 Area, which includes the
States o$ Iowa, Minnesota, Nebr.
North and South Dakota.
Further information and applies- i
tion forms may obtained from
the Civil Service Board at Fort ;
Snelling, from the Director, Eight <
U. S. Civil Service Region, Post <
! Churchmen Desire
“The common loyalty of our
churches to the cause of Christ
ought to find expression more ful
ly in our planning together and
co-operation for the ext®118*011 of
the church in Omaha” declared
administrative officials of nine de
nominationai groups represented
on the Extension and Church
Planning Committee of the Omaha
Council of Churches in a “State,
ment of Principles” adopted to
day by the committee. The com.
mittee met at 4 p.m. at thg “Book
of Books Store,” new church publ.
ication agency located at 316
South 18th st„ and was chaired by
Mr. Joseph M. Emmert, lawyer.
In a statement which it direct
ed sent to Protestant churche* of
Omaha, the committee outlined
principles of church location
which it approved, and described
the procedures which it was pre
pared to follow in advising with
churches in projected plans for
building new churches or re-locat
ing churches already established.
“The ta& of winning the rity
is too big for any one communion
It is a common responsibility of
all. Omaha should have enough
churches, but not too many. They
should be good churches,” the
A sub-committee presented »
may showing a re-study of the
present location of all chur.'L
structures in Omaha. In one area
six blocks square, the commute
found twelve churches.
Information available to
committee indicated that Proto-1,
ant churches are prepared to ex
pend more than $700,000,000 in
America on Church plant in the
Members of th*. committee are:
Mr. Joseph M. Emmert, chairman*
Rev. Glen L. Rice, Executive Sec
retary for the Presbyterian
Churches of Nebraska; Rev. Paul
M. Hillman, District Superintend
ent of the Methodist Church; Rev.
G. C. Becker, chairman of the De
partment of Home Missions of
the Nebraska Regional Conference
of the National Lutheran Coubc*1.
Rev .A. L. Cole, representing fh
Nebraska Convention of the Dis
ciples of Christ; Rev. Gottfr* 1
Anderson, Superintendent of the
Midwest Conference of the Evan
gelical Mission Covenant Church:
Rev. E. E. Eriekson, registrar fb
the Omaha Association of the Con
gregational Christian Churches;
Rev. Ralph McAuley, Stated
Clark for the Synod of Nebraska
of the United Presbyterian
BRITAIN EfrJDS BOXING
LONDO N,Hng. —Accdkding to
ttte stewards of Britain's Boxing
Boa Si of Control, Britain’s tradi
t*onal regulation barring non
whites and aliens frcim seeking
a British title, was changed last
weak so that anyone of British
birth may now seek the title.
This new ruling will allow Bri.
tian’s popular l^yddr-old Him.
dolph Turpin, a Negro cook his
chance to compete for the Bri
tish middleweight title.
Office and Customhouse, St. Paul
l. Minnesota, or from any first—
or second-class post office in
Branch No. 8 Area. Applications
nust be on ffile with the Board
>f U. S. Civil Service Examiners, j
Veterans Administration, Fort;
Snelling, St. Paul 11, Minnesota
>n or before the close of business
m October 2, 1947.
Harlem On Ice’
Goes On lour
Glittering 4-act Musical Revue,
Staged On Real Ice, Presents
America’s Greatest Negro Ice
Skating Champions and Enter
tainers Nationwide Tour of
\ Major Cities To Commence
v Early October
I "Harlem-On-Ice,” lavish musical
extravaganza, staged on real ice
and starring a brilliant all-Negro
cast of speed, ballet, figure-skat
mg champions and specialty en
tertainers, will commence a nation
wide tour of principal American
cities in early October, appearing
in auditoriums, ballrooms, theatr.
es and night-clubs.
The extravaganza-on-ice, staged
by John Brett, nationally famed
ice show director, sets a new high
for dazzling beauty, brilliant color
and kaleidoscopic action. The four
thrilling acts, “Panama”, "Katie
Went To HaitJ”„ “Frankie and
Johnnie” and the "Harlem-On-Ice”
gTand final|, jeach spotlight a
| ocuco ui mouern ice bkul
! ing ballet sequences, featuring
I the Harlem Ice Ballet-Dears, cap
tivating skating choros, and the
sensational Gay Blades Quartet,
in addition to thfe breath-taking
specialties of Dolores, 17-yeaj old
Queen of the Ice, whetee beauty,
grace, technique and almost Incre.
dible speed on ice, have won her
stardom despite her youth.
Whirlwind Jimmy McMillan,
handsome, versatile Speed and
figure-skating champion, teams
the enchanting Dolores in many
origional dancing-on-ice specialt
ies featuring jet-propelled spins
and whirlwind routines.
'Hie production, first to feature
an all-Negro cast, took eight
months to cast and stage. A
special 400 sq. ft„ guick freezing
ics rink is part of production
equipment. Tour is under personal
direction of Stewart Seymour,
Musical Entertainment Agency,
48 West 48 st., N. Y. C.
Gene Cedric and his orchestra
will provide musical aicompani.
memt for the precedent-Shatter
ing extravaganza, as well as for
public tancing which will be. a
of each performance.
Warner Bros. Launch
Record Fall Filming
BURBANK, Calif. — Warner
Bros, swung into a record-break
ing Fall shooting schedule this
wee* with two new productions
hefore the cameras, third return
ed from an overseas location trek,
two more booked to start before
the week’s close and three others
In preparation ft* September be
Picture# rolling are "Christo,
pher Blake,” starring Alexis
Smith, Robert Douglas and Ted
Donald son, "April Showers,” star
aing Jack Carson and Ann South,
em with Bobby Ellis and “To the
Victor,’’ starring Dennis Morgan
and Viveoa Lindfors. The latter
company has just returned from
**ranee. where scenes were film
ed in Pafis and on the D-Day bat
tle sector in Niortnandy.
Scheduled to roll befoife tke
week’s close are “Winter Meeting’
the Bette Davis starrer and
"Jotmny Belinda,” starring Jane
Wyman and Lou Ayres.
In preparation to roll in Sept
ember are "Sunburst,” Frederick i
de Cordova, director, and Ranald
MacDougall, producer, "Colt .415,” j
Raoul Walsh, director, and Rea. [
1:011 I. Miller, producer and "The j
Adventures of Don Juan.”
$1000.00 In Prizes To Be
Given At This Years Sepia
Qneen Contest And Dance
We wish to take this opportunity to inform( ou^ readers of the
Mid-City Sepia Queen Contest, sponsored by The Omaha Guide,k con
ceived purely for the purpose of “glprifying our young womanhood,
and to stimulate the interest of our younger set.”
This contest should have a defiriflfc place in the life of your com
munity, and should have tlhe active s^iport of every social and civic
The Omaha Guide wishes to invite all other organizations and
indivdinals to join in making this Second Annual affair a success, in
order to establish a precendt for such an affair to which our group
may look forward to each year and which it is hopedj may encour
1 age others.
With the advent of this contest, Tbe Omaha Guide marked a mile
I slone in endeavor. A Vowed purpose to make this one long to be
1. $800.00 in Prizes.
2. Seven winners; seven prizes.
3. Winners to be Honored at gnda ball on October 6th.
4. No member of the “Mid-City Queen” Committee will be per
mitted to make any nomination.
5. The Seven Contestants receiving the largest number of votes
in order, will be adjudged winners., No person may vote more than
6. Mail or bring entries to The Omaha Gipde Office, 2420
Grant Street. In care of Mr. Geor&e H. McDavis.
i L. Your club or organization may sponsor a contestant.
2. You may nominate sonrt^pne yourself.
3. Any girl over 18 is eligible.
4. Please furnish The Oamha Guide with a glossy-print of
your Nominee for publication.
But this is only half the story. To assure the permanency of
this venture, we must have the active help and cooperation of tijf
whole community. There is only one way you can help and that is
by picking a Candidate and voting. Boston, Chicago, Pittsburgh,
New York, and several other large cities, have conculdod successful
contests. Surely that should be an added stimulus to us.
The Omaha Guide is proud to be the sponsor of. such a worth
To make this contest a success, entails hard work and initiative.
This venture can be just as successful as we make it, and we need
the publicity and %vorable public opinion, and prestige that will
come to our city though it. It saems safe* to predief that the needed
•ommunity-wide assistance, will be forthcoming.
The advantages, both temporary arid permanent, to be derived
^fom it, are 6uch that it should appeal tcj all of uo.
LET’S GET OUT AND VOTE!!!
GARY, Ind.—What police offic.
iala believed to be the first ar
rest under Indiana’s new anti-hate
law which was passeti by the 1947
General Assembly making it a
felony ‘to dfssteminate malicious
hatred by reaeon of race, color
or religion,” was carried out last
Saturday when Jo«l Eddy, a mid
dle-aged store operator, accused
of encouragfrg- the mass truancy
of Emerson School students in
Gary, was held on charges of act
ing to Violate Indiana’s new law.
According to Police Chief Mil
land Matodjna, Eddy was taken
into custody last Tuesday, when
the pupils first walked out In pao
test against admission of Negro
children to their school. After a
warning, he said that Eddy was
released, but was rearrested last
Saturday on an affidavit filed by
Mark C. Roser, public school wel
fare (child) director.
With parents being called in to
appear before the Lake County
probation officer, the school board
stood by its city-wide anti- segre
gation policy, which has made it
possible for thirty-eight Negro
pupils under the seventh grade to
enroll at Emerson.
REA DTHE OMAHA GUIDE
Move Over Allen,
Hope Make Room
for Sam Spade
Howard Duff — who as Sam
Spade (Sunday at 8 p.m. EDT
over station and CBS) has broken
put recently in several snatches
of song is a somewhat shaky bar),
ton®—now is flattered to find
himself classed as a comedian.
Howard ’a claim to comic fame
is based cm a fan letter from a
lady in the Pacific Northwest. The
letter explains that she and her
husband had listened t» Jack Ben
ny and other funny men, high and
low, with cm occasional chuckle
as tki result. Hdh^sver, she con,
tinuds, th® roar of laughter that
had overtaken them, quite by sur
prise, while listening to "The
Adventures of Sam Spade" has
been worth years of patient radio
The lady had thought that
Sffede might just have seemed
funny at the moment of listen
ing. But the seat morning she
gave his humor the acid test.
Even with a huge wash staring
her in the face she writes the
lines were still funny. The lady
typed the letter before tackling
the laundry, finishing off t>y say.
ing thanks for the laughs and
now for the washing.
Duff knows that one swallow
the time being the reputations of
doesn't make a summer so for
Allen and Hope and Benny seem
in no danger.
Plan to Attend The Omaha Guide’s Second Annual Sepia Queen Contest
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