The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, July 28, 1945, Image 1

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Nat Towles
The finest nite spot
tery that Omaha may call
its own will open its doors
to our citizenry on Wed
nesday eve’, August 8th.
Located at 24th and
Miami streets, the spot
will he known as the
with everything for your
evenings of enterainment
The well known hand
leader, Nat Towles and
his Decca Recording -Or
chestra will swing of the
tunes for your dancing
Admission will In* $1.50 j
plus tax.
On July 19, 1945 Roosevelt Post
held tbeir Annual Election. Attorney
Ray L. Williams and Charles J. Wil
liams were nominated for post com
mander. When the votes were
counted Mr. Charles J. Williams was
elected by 2 to 1 votes. The following
are the final results of the election:
Charles J. Williams, Post Com
mander; Milton Stromire, First Vice
Commander; Ardon Glass, Second
Vice Commander; John Riley, Finance
Officer; James Walker, Sgt. At Anns;
Porter Johnson, Chaplain.
Executive Committee: Ralph Un
derwood, Philip Borge, Clifford Fos
ter, Terry J. Cole, John Fleming. The
above Executive Committee and Of
ficers will be installed Sept. 6, 1945
at the Legion hall.
Mr. Charles J. Williams the newly
elected post Commander Roosevelt
Post No. 30. Mr. Williams by pro
fession is a musician. Mr. Williams,
who lived in Omaha for the past 15
years is formerly of Memphis, Tenn.
He is a world war veteran of World
War No. 1 and rendered service for
the duration of World War 1. Mr.
Williams is first vice president of the
Musicians Local 558. For six years
he has served as international dele
gate for the Musicians Local 558.
For 2 years he has served as dele
gate representing his musicians local
to the Central Labor Union. He is a
firm believer in organized labor. Mr.
Williams won the election as post
commander of Roosevelt Post by
votes more than 2 to 1 over his ap
pointive. Mr. W'illiams has been a
local supporter of Roosevelt post ever
since he lived in our city. He is
looke dupon as an easy going, level
headed, straight forward for the in
terests of the whole. He has never
been known to take sides with any
fatual selfiishness in the interest of a
few. He has been a strong fighter for
the rights in the open for the best
interests as a wnole ot Roosevelt post
No. 30 as a whole. If Mr. Williams
is given support of the American Le
gion he will put this organization
back among one of Omaha’s outstand
ing organizations, a financial founda
tion with a credit to the membership
of Roosevelt post number 30 ana ine
citizen of the midcity section.
A Message from the President:
“Again the time of the year has
come when we must think of mem
bership. First, we ask all the 1945
members to pay up their dues. Sec
ond, all women who have a husband,
son, father or brother honorably dis
charged from World War I or II are
eligible to become a member of the
American Legion Auxiliary.
Last year we won three prizes and
a National Citation from National
Headquarters for having over our
quota of members. Let us do the same
this year by having our quota at the I
Convention which meets in Fremont,;
Nebraska August 20. We will carry
our membership dues for 1946 one
hundred per cent paid. We can, we
must, we wil.”
For further information call the
membership chairman, Mrs. Greta
Wade. Telephone Ha. 7140.
Lulu Bryant, Pres.
Pfc. Covel H. Scott, 92nd Engi
neer Corps, son of Mr. and Mrs. \V.
J. Scott of 2103 Miami St., returned
home Sunday, July 22 after four
years in the army, three of them spent
overseas. He was in four major bat
tles with the Fifth Army in Africa
and Italy. He had 102 points which
entitled him to fly home. He has his
honorable discharge and says he’ll
spend the rest of his life within Oma
ha or a fifteen mile radius.
A 57-year-old Negro linguist and
world-traveler, who lost his oldest
son to a German firing squad, his
mother and another son in London air
raids, and his wife and a third son in
a Tokyo earthquake, is still fighting
the enemy through the Merchant Ma
rine, the War Shipping Administra
tion announced this week.
The sea-going veteran of two world
wars is Harold Donald Harper of 92
Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. Har- I
per, who holds a Bachelor of Arts de- j
gree from the University of Edin-1
burgh and a Master of Arts degree!
from Berlin University, is still work
ing in the steward’s branch of the
Merchant Marine despite the fact that
ships on which he was serving have
been torpedoed six times during the
two wars.
The War Shipping Administration
cited Harper’s background in its cam
paign to recruit competent chefs,
butchers, bakers and messmen (if only
for one voyage) to assist in the task
of bringing soldiers home from Eu
rope. The service will accept men
with no sea experience in this drive.
Harper reads and writes eight lan
guages and speaks 12, including
French, German, Russian, English,
Japanese, Arabic, Greek, Gaelic, Ice
landic, Hindustani and Basuta, a Zulu
dialect, the War Shipping Adminis
tration said.
He lost one son during an air raid
on London in the last war. He lost
another during the present war, when
the Nazis captured Louvain, Belgium,
where the 17-year-old boy was at
tending school. According to the U.S.
counsul, the boys were lined up and
machine-gunned by the German in
vaders. Harper's mother died in 1941
of injuries received during a London
air raid.
At the age of 12, Harper was sent
to an English boarding school, from
which he went to the University of;
Edinburgh for his B. A. degree. His'
father then sent him to Vienna to
study the piano.
I was always crazy to go to sea,”
Harper said, “so I decided to run
away. I went to Hamburg where I
shipped out to the Cameroons as one
of four messboys.”
After four years at sea, Harper had
enough money saved to study at Ber
lin. When his father saw that the
boy was interested in studying, he
gave him financial help.
Rationing of
Gas Stores End
Rationing of gas cooking and gas
heating stoves to consumers will end
July 31, the Office of Price Admin
istration and the War Production
Board said in a joint announcement
issued today. Combination ranges, ex
cept oil-gas combinations, also will be
sold certificate-free after that date.
Oil cooking, oil heating, combina
tion oil-gas stoves and oil conversion
burners for stoves will remain ra
The two agencies explained that a
substantial increase in production of
gas heating and cooking stoves is
scheduled for this quarter. Authorized
production appears great enough so
that the rationing of gas stoves no
longer will be necessary. The supply
of fuel oil and kerosene is so short, it
was explained, that unrestricted sale
of oil burning stoves cannot be per
mitted. They will remain under the
same rationing restrictions as formerly.
Consumer certificates for gas cook
ing and heating stoves will not be is
sued by local War Price and Ration
ing Boards after July 31, OPA said.
Dealers and distributors will be able
to buy these stoves without certifi
cates after July 31. However, they
may continue to use certificates with
orders placed on or before August 15.
Since orders accompanied by certi
ficates are to be shipped before or
ders received for the same type of
stoves not accompanied by ration cer
tificates, this will enable dealers and
distributors to replenish their stocks,
and consumers to get stoves on certi
ficates before stoves are sold certifi
Quota restrictions on the number of
certificates for gas cooking and gas
heating stoves that local boards are
allowed to issue in the various locali
ties were removed on July 14, OPA
said. This permits eligible applicants
to obtain certificates immediately and
order their stoves on or before July
Reviewing the rationing program,
OPA said that nation-wide rationing
of coal and wood, oil, and gas cook
ing and heating stoves went into ef
fect August 24, 1943, when a general
shortage of stoves developed. Dealers
and distributors in many areas had
few stoves and poorly assorted stocks.
In addition, many dealers found that
their suppliers had converted to war
production, leaving only the smaller
manufacturers with the responsibility
of supplying the nation. Rationing re
stricted the demand and channeled
the stoves to essential users.
Stocks of distributors and dealers
on June 1, 1945, totaled 91,000 gas
cooking stoves and 178,000 gas heat
ing stoves. Since the start of the pro
gram 1,319,000 gas cooking stove
certificates and 1,377,000 gas heating
stove certificates have been issued to
eligible applicants. During the past 12
months, 805,000 gas cooking stove
certificates and 825,000 for gas heat
ers were issued. Annual production of
gas cooking stoves since rationing
started has been only 35 per cent as
large as before the war while that of
gas heaters has been half as large as
supplies ol coal and wood cooking
stoves and coal and wood heating
.stoves improved enough to permit
their sale after October 15, 1944,
without rationing restrictions. Begin
ning August 1, gas cooking and heat
ing stoves and combination ranges,
except oil-gas combinations, also will
be sold certificate-free,
possible to relieve some of the dis
tress among families of returning vet
erans and families of men still in the
armed services.
In his first announcement, Mr.
Distressed families of returning Ne
gro veterans and of men in service
are eligible both for vacant Federal
ly-owned war housing and for pri
vately-financed war housing on the
same terms as in-migrant essential wai
workers. Dr. B. T. McCraw, housing
analyst in the Administrator’s office
of the National Housing Agenc'
pointed out this week.
Flowers can help to make outdooi
dining as gay and charming as indoor
dining, according to the Society of
American Florists. Pictured here is an
attractive Mexican-style table which
makes use of Mexican figurines and
pottery service and Mexican brown
glass. You may substitute your own
trophies of a visit to Mexico or you
may find them among the popular
Mexican wares so commonly sold
everywhere. The attractive table set
ting shown portrays a striking and
memorable color combination. The
pale yellow Peruvian lilies in their
bamboo bucket keep nonchalant com
pany to the bowl of riotously-colored
Gaillardia blooms and the green Calla
foliage. Let tendrils of leafy Wander
ing Jew form graceful designs on the
table. Encircle the base of ice tea
glasses and figurines with Pachysan
dra leaves. The vivid result is a gay
setting that expresses the hospitality
of Mexico itself.
I Boeing Field, Washington—Sound
j photo—Members of the ight crew
! which established a new four engine
| altitude record of 43,499 feet, are
j shown in front of their Boeing B-17
“The Shadow” before their take-cfT
They are breathing oxygen from
walk-around bottles. Left to right:
Ben Werner, Flight Engineer; Ken
neth Young, Electrical Engineer; Gor-j
don Lowe, Electrical Engineer; Janies 1
Fraser, Pilot, and Scott Osier. Co-1
Dr. McGraw called attention to
two recent announcements by John
B. Blandford, Jr., NHA Administra
tor, of measures that wall make it
Blandford explained that an amend
ment to war housing legislation re
cently signed by the President now
makes distressed families of service
men and veterans equally eligible
with in-migrant war workers for va
cancies in Federally-owned war hous
ing. This week, Mr. Blandford an
nounced that similar eligibility has
been extended to privately-financed
war housing. Distressed families are
those which cannot find suitable ac
commodations at rents they can af
ford in housing built without war
time priorities.
In his first statement, Mr. Bland
ford said:
“The Lanham amendment applies
only to federally-owned war housing,
which is limited in quantity in com
parison with the over-all housing sup
ply. While the greater portion of our
federally-owned war housing must
continue to serve workers in strategic
war industries—and family accommo
dations are now 92 per cent occupied
—distressed families of veterans and
service men now will have the same
eligibility as civilian war workers to
occupy such housing as is vacant and
that which becomes vacant, except
for projects exclusively reserved for
! urgent war production needs. Obvi
! ously, the purpose of the legislation
is to help meet the needs of dis
! tressed families of veterans and serv
j ice men an dthe efforts of the Na
j tional Housing Agency will be di
rected toward that goal. First atten
tion must be paid to the most serious
w w
The new policies apply to all Fed
eraily-owned housing under NHA
built wit bwar nousmg appropria
tions, “except those cases where hous
ing projects or parts of projects are
programmed and designated exclu
sively for war workers of a specific
industry or installation or employes
or military personnel of the Army and
Families of service men and vet
erans heretofore have been eligible
only after the housing needs for in
migrant civilian war workers has been
met. Hereafter, in cases of distress
such families will be equally eligible
with in-migrant war workers.
In discussing the vacant privately
financed war housing, Mr. Blandford
“The supply made available will
not be large in any war-crowded
community. But it will provide relief
1 in many critical cases and be increas
ingly helpful because there is a con
siderable turnover in the war housing
supply and veteran and service fami
lies will have the advantage of that
Mr. Blandford stressed the fact
that war housing represents only a
small part of the nation’s housing
supply and that the plight of most
returning veterans and service fami
lies must be solved through use of the
non-war housing supply. Every com
munity, he said, is being urged to ask
all property owners and managers to
give preference to veteran and serv
i ice families in existing vacancies and
I those which occur in the future.
I -
Washington, D. C.-*-Signal Corps
Radiophoto—Soundphoto—The much
awaited Big Three conference for
mally opened at five o’clock, Berlin
time, last week. The scene took place
in an attractive room of a modem
country estate in the Potsdam area.
Photographed together for the first
time are Stalin, President Truman '
and Churchill, just before the opening
of the conference.
—n_M _
Point Edward, Ont., Canada —
* Soundphoto—Flames and smoke pour
1 from the Great Lakes’ luxury liner
Hamonic as it is moored to the dock
& -j
at Port Edward. Ontario. A fire which
broke out on pier sheds spread to the
vessel trapping 330 persons which
were aboard at the time. More than
200 persons were treated for shock
and bums received when trying to
escape from the ship. ,
San Francisco, Cal.—Soundphoto—
Loggers work in a pall of smoke try
ing to save a bridge across the Wilson
River, their sole means of saving val
uable logging equipment still in the
Chicago, 111. — Wives of G. I.’s
overseas have felt the loneliness blues,
but Mrs. Olive Englehardt, 27, of
Aurora, 111., wife of Pvt. O. Engle
hardt, whose photo she is holding,
has a proven recipe to cure those
blues. Learning that the Lutheran
Child Welfare Ass’c. of Aurora, 111.,
was seeking to place children under
its care in private homes Mrs. Engle
hardt took the four boys into her
home last February and on June 8th
received their sister Marilyn. She
now hopes to adopt them all. Left to
right, Mrs. Englehardt, Marilyn, age
10, George, age 11, Jimmie, age 9,
Freddie, age 7, and Bobbie, age 6.
The Office of Defense Transporta
tion acted today to establish uniform
occupancy standards for railroad cars
in organized military movements.
Commencing Friday, July 20, sleep
ing cars and day coaches for organ
ized military movements will be fur
nished in such number as will provide
accommodations on the basis of one
section for three persons in a sleeping
car and two double seats or four sin
gle seats for three persons in a day |
coach. Occupancy standards of the
several branches of the military serv
ice have not been uniform.’
The new occupancy standards as
prescribed in General Order ODT-56
are intended, ODT said, to provide
more efficient use of equipment and
increase the amount of traffic trans
ported per car and should materially
Rev. S. S. Spaght came to Omaha
August 26, 1923, and organized a
Mission in ihe rear of the Primitive
Baptist Church, 26th and Hamilton
Streets. At this organization was Mrs.
Emma Whiteside, Mrs. Daisy Wil
liams, Mrs. Ella Clark as followers of
Christ. After having moved to sev
eral other locations in the City, the
Lord laid the burden upon Mother
Whiteside to purchase the present
site where the new Church is located.
About this time Elder Spaght was
called to Lincoln, Nebraska, where
he organized the Church of God, lo
cated at 23rd and T streets.
In the year 1937 Elder Spaght was
again called to the pastorage of the
Omaha Church, which he accepted
|uly 18, 1937. In 1940 the pastor
jailed a meeting to meet in the home
>f Brother and Sister Sawyer, 2434
Grant. In this meeting a Building
Committee was appointed as follows:
Mr. King Alls, Mrs. Emma Whito
>ide, Mrs. M. Sawyer, Mrs. Alice
Britt, Mr. A. Baldwin, and Mr. An
derson Bland, and a building program
levised and began plans to build. As
he Lord had laid it upon his heart
to build a presentable place in which
to worship, Elder Spaght then set
out to accomplish that purpose. At
Lh t time there was a frame building
standing on the ground of the present
site, which had formerly been used
rs the Sunset Dance Hall. This hall
was wrecked in 1941 and in March,
1942 excavation began. Much of the
material from the old building was
salvaged and used in the new Church.
We are happy to say that through
much hard' labor, handicaps, opposi
tion, disappointment and heartaches,
we fell that God has led the small,
but faithful Army out into victory.
We praise the Lord for Grace and
I, the Lord s servant voice the
sentiment of the Church, that we pre
sent to the public, our friends, and to
Omaha a unique place of worship
that the entire City of Omaha can Ire
veil proud of.
We are inviting and urging the
City of Omaha to be with us ;u*d
aelp to celebrate our massive dedi
cation services through the day on
[uly 29th.
Elder W. R. Warren, of Topeka,
Kansas, will deliver the message at
11 o’clock. Elder G. P. Dixon, of St.
Louis, Missouri will deliver the dedi
cation sermon at 3:00 p. m. We are
jrging all pastors, ministers and con
gregations to be with us the entire
lay, as dinner will be served on the
ground, and a gala day of rejoicing in
the Lord is planned for your enjoy
Elder S. S. Spaght, Pastor.
— C UOT2S—|
“Put down that torch, honey—
Pm home!”—Returning GI to the
Statue o/ Liberty.
“I’ve gained 22 pounds since my
election.” — Congressman Lyle,
of Texas, discharged veteran.
“The interests of the U. S. ex
tend to the whole world.”—Sec.
of State Stettinius.
"We are firmly opposed to car
tels, whether private or govern
mental, and believe in adherence
to and enforcement of anti-trust
laws.” — R. J. Dearborn, -pres.,
Texaco Development Corp.,
speaking for Natl. Assn, of
“Competition, bringing better
products at lower prices, bene
fits the consuming public. What
ever restricts it, harms the pub
lic.”—Pres. J. Howard Pew, Sun
Oil Co. _
“After 22 a girl’s chances to
marry begin to dwindle.”—U. S.
Census Bureau.