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South Omaha Merchants’ Buyers Guide
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But You Can Be
I by ‘Taking Advantage’ of
i these Ad Offerings which
\ Means - “Take Home Savings”
after Patronizing the South Omaha
Merchants herewith listed.
Everything that is available, These South Omaha
Merchants Have in the NEWEST and BEST in
FOOD, FURNITURE, MOTOR CARS, as well as in
CLOTHES and ENTERTAINMENT, and some 36 other
Major Groups of WANTED GOODS and SERVICES.
By Popular Demand
(by George H. McDavis)
DEAR SUBSCRIBERS: The MERCHANTS OF SOUTH
OMAHA here represented below', lias made this page, for
YOU, POSSIBUE! You can do your SHARE by referring
lo these Ads, when in need of necessities for the Home.
PATRONIZE THESE ADVERTISERS!
MADSEN SUPPLY CO,
GAS STOVES— RADIOS—OIL BURNERS
• Bendix Washers
4713 SOUTH 24TH MA. 3806
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-PAINT & *GLASS
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“We Appreciate Your Trade”
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-FRANK J. MERWALD
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E. O. FUREN CO.
Jewelers & Optometrists
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Open Evenings and Sundays
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Rebuilt Vacuum Cleaners
(One Year Guarantee)
• Will Make - Trade or Rebuild Yours Like New!
• PARTS FOR ALL MAKES W ASHERS AND
DEPENDABLE WASHER & SWEEPER SERVICE
4716 South 24th MA. 2111
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FERRIS SEED CO.
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• FARM SUPPLIES
5029 SOUTH 24TH MA. 6340
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AUTHORIZED MAYTAG SALES & SERVICE
MArket 6969 4910 SOUTH 24TH
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FORBES FURNITURE CO
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SALES & SERVICE
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! SEN. BUTLER SAYS NATION HAS
> MOVED TOO SLOWLY IN COR
Senator Hugh Butler, (R), of Ne
braska, made the following statement
“It is my belief that we stand on
the threshold of a new era in the
progress of American Negroes to full
equality of opportunity. The rapid
expansion of education, particularly
higher education, among Negroes as
a result of the G. I. Bill of Rights,
with its amendments, of which I was
a sponsor, is one of the principal fac
tors. Formerly, it was very difficult
for the average young Negro to at
tend college because he simply could
not get the money. This difficulty con
stituted a grave discrimination against
Negroes. Now, through the G. I. Bill
of Rights, college education is pos
sible for a large class of young people
who might never have had the op
“There is great hope, therefore,
that the leadership of Negroes in their
struggle for equal opportunities will
grow wiser and stronger as more and
more Negroes can compete with
other groups on a basis of educational
equality. Lack of a decent education
has been one of the greatest obstacles
to overcome. Our nation has moved
all too slowly toward correcting this
“I hope that young Negro veterans
will not be slow about taking advan
tage of their rights to G. I. educa
Walter F. Roberts, Candidate
for Railway Commissioner
Walter F. Roberts of Wahoo. Nebra
ska, candidate for Railway Commiss
ioner. was endorsed by the Republican
Pre-Mary Convention as first choice
by a vote of 223 to 147 for his nearest
Walt Roberts is a past State Com
mander of The American Legion and
was appointed Civilian Defense State
Director by the Governor right after
we entered the war in December 1941.
He served as Executive Director of
the United War Fund of Nebraska
through three annual campaigns to
which Nebraska *itizdns (contributed
over $2,700,000. He is a graduate of
the University of Nebraska with 25
years successful experience in business
and agriculture. He served as County
Chairman of the Republican Central
Committee in Saunders County for
several years. His son served in World
War II and is still in the service lo
cated at Pearl Harbor.
THE STREET AND ,
(CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1)
committed by our faith as Christians.
In this endeavor we seek to under
stand Jesus. To share His love for all
people, and to grow in the knowledge
I thought for a few seconds, and
then returned to the office of Miss
Harris. “Who is the head of the
Northside Branch”? I asked.
“Miss Elizabeth Jordan/ is the
Branch Executive Director,” she an
“Miss Harris, what are some of the
clubs affiliated with the Y. W. C. A.,”
“Well, let’s see. They are: The
Blue Triangle, which is a grade school
club, Semper Fidelis, junior high
school, Gros Eick, senior high school,
Timekeepers, young adult, Quack
Club, senior adult, all of them meet
ing once a week, for business and for
pleasure,” she answered. “Mrs. Leola
Jones is president of the Quack Club,
Mrs. Geraldine Melford, president of
the Timekeepers, and Miss Lenore
Pierce, is president of the Gros Eick.
“What advantage does it give to the
young ladies attending the Y. W. C.
A.,” I asked.
“All sorts of advantages,” she an
swered. “It broadens their personality,
teaches them parliamentary procedure,
and makes the girls conscious of their
actions and their appearance.”
“If you are an example of what the
Y. W. C. A. does for girls, then I say,
more power to them. Thanks a lot for
your time, and I do wish the Y. W.
C. A. a successful membership drive,”
“How about a hair cut”? I asked
Mr. Killingsworth the other day.
“Sure, sit down,” he answered.
The conversation began and I lis
tened more than I talked. I heard a
story, a successful story, a story about
a business, his and Mr. Price’s busi
ness, and I enjoyed every word of it
because it was more than a success;
it is a tradition.
Since 1917 these two men have!
been business partners, Killingsworth
and Price. Since 1917 they have oc
cupied the same building on Our
Street. They have seen so many of us
come and go. These two men know
the true meaning of the word, suc
“Before the war,” Mr. Killingsworth
informed me, “I could name any per
son that passed our barber shop.”
Think of that: name any person
that passed before his barber shop.
Congratulations, Killingsworth &
Price, both of you are a credit to our
community and should be an inspira
tion to many.
* * *
“How is business, Glynn”? I
“1 can’t kick, we are doing very
well. I really appreciate the way the
people of Our Street have been pat
ronizing “The Sharp Inn.’ We try to
give them good food; polite, efficient,
for STATE SENATOR
Your Legislature Representative
of the Fifth District
1 HE WILL TAKE THE RED TAPE OUT OF THE
OLD AGE PENSION, WITHOUT ANY INCREASE
IN REAL ESTATE TAXES.
FISK U. SPEAKER
DK. PERCY L. JULIAN, director of
research for John Glidden and Com
pany. Chicago, will be the speaker at
the Commencement exercises of Fisk
University. May 27, 1946, in Memorial
Chapel. His talk wil be on “Today’s
Challenge to the American Scholar,”
j and courteous service, and take a
look at those waitresses. My, Oh, My.”
I did take a look, and then I looked
again. Two young ladies, busy with
I their duties, had very little time for
me, but I didn’t mind that; some
I times one does not have to talk to a
lady to enjoy the pleasant atmosphere,
made by their presence.
Miss Nellie Taylor and Mrs. Ade
laide Murdock, who are not only ex
perts in this line of work, but have
more than their share of beauty and
Our Street has long needed a hotel
and we now have one. The Calhoun
Hotel, at 2423 Lake Street, is now
open for business. The Calhoun Hotel
has 18 rooms, clean, neat, and all
have access to a sanitary and modem
bath room. I talked with Mr. Will
Calhoun, a veteran of the ETO, and
I was shown completely through the
newly decorated establishment.
“When you decided to go in busi
ness, why did you choose the hotel
business”? I asked.
“I came through Omaha in 1941
and I was unable to find a room. It
has been my idea of entering the hotel
business in Omaha since then. We
have been redecorating since March.
Already people have been after rooms,
but I really intended it to be a tran
sit hotel; for people coming through
Omaha, waiters, entertainers, travel
ers, and the numerous people whose
business and pleasure bring them to
Mr. Will Calhoun should get many
compliments from the people in our
community. We have long needed a
hotel. When thinking of rooms for'
your relatives or friends that you mayj
not have room for in your own home,)
remember the Calhoun Hotel, 2423'
Lake Street. I
— By Al Sparks —
Place: Grant Street.
Reporter: “Do you, Mr. Reader,
think that the journalistic standard of
the Negro Press is up-to-date?”
Reader: “Well, not being an au
thority, I can’t give a professional an
Reporter: “What would be your
opinion as a relder?”
Reader: “As a reader, I wou|d say
that the Negro Press is doing a great
job in presenting the social, religious,
business and civic side of our lives as
a group and in a factual sense.
But their editorial and news efforts to
wards overcoming racial prejudices, is,
to me, often confusing”.
Reporter: “Why are you confused
by their editorial methods?”
Reader: “It seems to me that this
method of total exposition and chal
lenge without offering workable solu
tions, doesn’t get us very far. Scratch
ing the surface and hollering only ag
grivates the wound and does not re
move the germ. I would like to see
the cool headed Generals of our Jour
nalistic Army reform their line and get
together on some strategic and analy
tical thinking, .find what the faults
really are and where they are. .wheth
er they are intellectual, mechanical or
psychological. Make the diagnosis first
I always say, then find a remedy.
An innocent young lady just return
ing from Central High and waiting for
a Crosstown Car, received four offers
of “transportation” in this short while.
One offer came from a guy driving a
“beat up” truck.
Oldtimer Sez: "'If you are looking
for a vacancy, try a meat counter....
any meat counter.
Sgt. C. C. Dudley beautifying his
yard. The Sgt. has a beautiful home
at 25th and Maple Sts.
Lonnie Thomas, the golfing great,
out campaigning, says al] good citi
zens should register and vote
On 24th St. at Willis. Wednesday, pm.
A brown hat, in the middle of 24th
St. serving as a cushion for tires of
onrushing traffic. No claimants.
There was a little brown and white
dog over at the Corby St. Play ground
Monday. He spent more than an hour
diligently licking the paint on one of1
the play fixtures.
CLOSE THE GATE
1st Bum: “How did you get that bad
2nd Bum: “I slept in a draft”.
1st Bum: “In a draft”!
2nd Bum: “Yeah..I was sleeping in
a com field and some inconsiderate
foo] left the gate open”.
Oldtimer Sez: “There is a saying
‘you can't please everybody* which is
1 true. So I compromise by half pleas
ing everybody. Which means that no
one is completely pleased on one hand
while on the other, no one is complete
Doctor on 24th St: “Do you sleep
with your window open?”.
Patient: “No, just my mouth.”
Crisman Clark, the Voice, just strol
Let me tell in song, my love for you;
In prose and poetry and pictures too,
in the sky above; the heavenly blue,
boundless as eternity. Let me tel] a
Story of Love, .mystic as the stars.,
the moon above....
She put her arm through his and
led him towards the door, then reach
ed and planted a kiss on his cheek,
leaving an unmistakingly sign of lip
stick. He pushed her gently in front
of him and took a hasty dab at the
spot with his handkerchief as she
turned and said: “I am an impulsive
woman, so just forget about the little
favors. .1 will be having breakfast in
St. Lonis. .thanks a million for every
thing. I do hope you will be happy..
in your new life. Don’t be apprehen
sive. she will understand”. There was
a different message in her eyes. One
which he could not completely dis
They say Hate is a disease. If such
lie the case, there are many who
should consult their physician.
FOR THE |
*The Omaha Guide
The primary this coming June 11 is election, as far
as the United States Senator contest is concerned.
Senator Hugh Butler has made an excellent record.
He has represented the people in the truest sense of
the word. Agriculture, the service men and women, in
dustry, labor, schools, the taxpayers—all have felt
the benefit of his work in the halls of congress.
He has risen to the highest esteem of both Demo
crats and Republicans alike. He has been appointed
to more of the important committees than has any
other Nebraska senator in his first term.
Senator Butler is an honest-to-goodness Republican
. . . standing steadfastly for the American way of life.
He will lead the Republican party in Nebraska to
certain victory next fall.
He is opposed for no reason except that another
man wants his job. Senator Butler deserves a second
Be sure you are registered, and go to the polls and
vote for him.
For United States Senator
Ihe Peoples' friend
□ R. C. PRICE
I am qualified for the job.
I will work to the interest
of the people.
I favor increased pay for
the teachers, and a full
The School Board nomin
ation is subject to the
Primary, June 11. 1946.
R. C. PRICE
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