The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, July 26, 1947, Image 7

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    Colored Sharecropper Increases
Income on Tobacco, Cotton
Charles Ruffin, a colored share
cropper of Wilson County, N. C.,
added $1,400 to his cotton and
tobacco income last year by sell
ing home-grown products at the
Wilson curb market.
“My wife and I were worried
about the education of our child
ren a few yea^s back, said Mr.
Ruffin when interviewed recently
“That was before our country a
gent helped us start this curb
market; now we are not worried
at all,” he added.
And why should they be. Four
of their children already are go
ing to college—three daughters
at North Carolina College in Dur
ham and a son at A. & T. College,
Greensboro, N. C. And the way
is paved through curb market
sales for the other five children
to enter college when they finish
high school.
Mr. and Mrs. Ruffin begin |
farming as sharecroppers in 1922. 1
Year after year until 1941 they j
grew only cotton and tobacco for j
market and could never seem to |
g;et ahead. In May of 1941, County 1
Agent Carter W. Foster helped |
the farmers of Wilson County to
organize an association and est
ablish a curb market.
On the opening day of the mar- j
ket, Mrs. Henrietta Ruffin and
eight other farm women sold only
$53.87 worth of produces. Last
some,” said Mr. Ruffin, “we plan j
to buy. Just got to have a farm j
year, the sellers at the market
sold $10,657.89 worth of vegetabl
es, fruits cured meats eggs poul
try, butter, flowers and miscel
laneous products including home
made soap. Of this total, $1400
went to the Ruffins to help edu
cate their children and to help
swell their modest savings for a
I^WC, 03.
Quality Beer Since 1864 p
3 Beautiful 5x7
(in Folders)
From Your Negative $1.50
We Make Negative $2.00
Evenings 7:30 - 9:30
Sundays 10 a. m.-3:30 p. m.
, 1608 N. 24th St. .
farm of their own. In a single day
they have sold as much as $94
worth of products at the curb
When land prices come down
for our son who is now studying
agriculture at college.
County Agent Foster says that
the Ruffins are among the most
energetic and enterprising farm
ers who sell at the market. “Al
though they live 16 miles from
Wilson, farther than most of the
sellers, they are usually first to
arrive every market day—Wed
nesday and Saturday,'’ says Mr.
And Miss Helen T. Wade, i
county home demonstration agent
points out that the Ruffins’ pro- :
ducts are always of high quality
and are usually attractively ar
ranged on the curb market stands.
“'Grading and preparing farm '
products for market are two im- I
portant lessons that we are try
ing to put over,” states Mi3s |
Wade. j
Other important lessons which ,
the curb market sellers are learn- i
ing are: the monetary value of j
vegetables, fruits, poultry and i
poultry pdoducts; business arith- !
metic; and then need for increased
production of sideline crops for
Mr. Ruffin whoissharesropping
40 acres, is now devoting three
and a half acres to vegetables.
The rest is in cotten, corn
tobacco, peanutsand small past
ure for his cows and 14 hogs. A
third of the receipts from his
cotton, corn, tobacco and peanuts
go to the landowner with whom
the Ruffins sharecrop, but the
income from his curb market sales
is all his.
So proficient as a curb market
seller has Mr. Ruffin become that
he is now treasurer of the associ
ation and a member of the advis
ory board. State Agent R. E.
Jones says that the operation of
this curb market simply demon
strates what a little guidance can
mean in heping farmers to lift
themselves toward better living
and a secure place on the land.
Spirituals To Be
Preserved In
Time Capable
NEW YORK—Arnold W. Pea
body, chairman of the Inter
collegiate Cultural Council, an
nouced today that amongest the
material to be preserved in the
Council’s “Time Capsule” is an
album of Negro spirituals as re- I
corded by the world-renowned
Camp Meetin’ Choir. The Capsule,
to be buried on Januaryl, 1®48 in j
Washington, D. C. will contain,
according to Mr. Peabody, "Ex
amples of only the most important j
culture contributions of the
twentieth century.”
The Camp Meetin' Choir, famous
as one of the most important
groups rendering traditional Negro
spirituals, will make special trans.
scriptions immediately upon the
conclusion of their extensive coast
to coast personal appearance tour.
Mr. Peabody stated that he felt
the Council was very fortunate in
acquiring the services of the
Camp Meetin’ Choir for this pur
pose as it will provide America’s
future civilization with an opport
unity of hearing superb renditions
of "one of Amerca’s greatest
musical contributions.” The Camp
Meetin’ Choir, under the direction
of J. Garfield Wilson, has been
chosen for this task as the result
of tremesdous succes achieved by
them on their Saturday after noon
NBC radio show at 2:<5 p. m„
Eastern Daylight Savings Time,
asd their concert appearances
In a letter to Internationa & t
ist Corporation, New York r' re
presentatives of the Camp Meetin’
Choir, requesting their services,
Mr. Peabody stated: “Let us hope
that posterity will hear the voices
of the Camp Meetin’ Choir, asd
know, as we do, the beauty ®f
the Negro spiritual. ”
ROSE Beauty Salon
Now located at 2219 Maple Street
-PHONE: JAckson 7610
Open from 10 A. M. to 6 P. M. Each W.eek Day.
A Series of Three Scalp Treatments
Mrs. Rose Lucky Johnson formerly operated a Beauty
Salon at 2408 Erskine Street
We Are Once More
Edholm & Sherman
2401 North 24th St Phone WE-6055
It’s Carnival Tima Again
A sure sign of summer—the carnival is on the move. Here js
one of Legasse Amusement company’s two complete traveling shows
arriving on a lot in New England. Thirteen big Fruehauf trailers
speedily transport the equipment for both shows throughout Maine,
New Hampshire. Massachusetts and Vermont.
WDL Urges
Action On
Realtors Strike
NEW YORK—The Workers
Defense League has offered Gov.
Thomas E. Dewey and Mayor
William O’Dwyer a 4-point ‘pro
gram to combat the strike for j
establishment of the Hitler hous
ing pattern, which is being con- j
ducted by Ne York real estate in
terests with the backing of the j
big banks and insurance compan- I
“This shameiul story came to
light during the recent convention
of the New York State Associat
ion of Real Estate Boards,’’ Row
land Watts, acting national
secretaary of the Workers Defen
se League pointed out in letters
to the governor and mayor. “The
convention resolved not only to
campaign for repeal for our city
law barring racial discrimination
against tenants, but to fight a
gainst ’he enactment of local laws
preventing those who might pro
mote large developments of hous
ing the lower tenants.”
‘Top real estate and mortgage
executive admitted to reporters
that private housing projects in
volving’ many millions of dollars'
had been halted because of'the
law. Matthew B. Ely, president of
the Real Estate^ Board of New
York stated bluntly to Herman T.
Stichman, state housing commiss
ioner, that no moderate rent hous
ing projects will be undertaken by
private interests while our city |
law is on the books. After the
convention Stichman came out in
favor of emasculating the law.”
The WDL program calls Sticli
man’s removal from office. It eniia
upon the mayor and governor to
issue strong public statements
"exposing how these real estate
interests are taking advantage of
the present housing shortage to
try to put over their Nazi housing
plans" and to combat their cam
paign by urging that other cities
and the state adopt legislation
similar to ours.” Finally it calls
for more public housing projects.
Mr. Ernest Koenig, city compt
roller who succeeded the past city
comptroller, Mr. Stenicks who
died a little over a year ago, was
found dead at his desk on Tuesday
morning, July 15.
Mr. Koenig, long time resident
of the city of Omaha, lives at
2227 Grant st.
The City Council adopted a re
solution praising Mr. Koenig as a
long faithful and loyal servant of
the city of Omaha. He began
working for the city of Omaha
February 15, 1927 and worked in
the comptroller department until
his death,
H. leaves to mourn his wife,
Martha; a daughter, Mrs. H. r!
West, Omaha; three sons, Otto
Ernest and Carl all of Omaha and
several brothers and sisters in
The body was taken to the Hoff
mann Mortuary. Services were
held there at 2. m. Thursday July
17th with burial at Forest Lawn.
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!Heat Packing Industry .
The etart of commercial meet
packing in North Anterica oan be
traced ■■to 1641 when a rcjuarerrigged
ship sailed from Boston harbor with
a caj^o which a bendful of New
England colonists hoped could be
sold to West Indies plantation own
ers. JlSpt. John Pynchon, Spring
field, Mass.„and a few farmer neigh
bors had consigned hogsheads o#
beef .and pork, packed in salt, to
England’ s^coloaaes.
Secret of Pie Cutting
To cut pie easily sprinkle granu
lated sugar over the meringue
topped pie.
Eddie Clark
ASCAP Composer
Picked by Song Hit Guild of
Hollywood and its Advisory
Board.headed by A1 Jolson, as
the songwriting "discovery” of the
year, Eddie Clark, 3754 Michigan
ave,, Chicago happily contem
plates a career as a professional
ASCAP composer. His original |
melody was submitted to the Guild
earlier this year. A total of seven
songs were selecteded of more
than 10,000 submitted, of which
one a rhythmic and novel melody
was composed by Clark. The
words fc Clark's accepted mel
ody are now being written by the
celebrated ASCAP author, Vick
Knight. Knight is also producer
writer-director of Eddie Cantor’s
radio program. Clark has received
an advance royalty check for
$250,00 and will share future
royalties earned by his song
equally with Vick Knight. Since
1938 Eddie Clark has been employ
ed by Armour & Co. ^ Chicago.
Other current Guild “discoveries”
are: Mrs. Opal I. Price 444 River
side, Klamath Falls, Oregon; W.
John Paul Sambor 529 N. Camp
bell st. Macomb, Illinois; G. By
ron Kingston, 405 Glencairn ave.,'
Toronto; Richard S. Russell, 315
Beach ave, Mamaroneck New
York; Frank K. Primack, 201 Ash
ley st.. Hartford, Connecticut;
Clark Houck, RFD 1 ”'est Jeffer
son. North Carolir'v Kenneth Ell-.
is, 201 West First st. Madrid. Iowa
Song Hit Guild was founded in
1938 and has established itself the
world over as the accredited tal
ent scout for music business.
Twice annually it issues a 32-page
Folio containing information, in
struction and opportunity for no
vice writers to collaborate with
famed ASCAP professionals, or to
write their own songs. The Folio
is furnished free to interested ty
ros and provides the professional
guidance and data necessary to
the furtherance of their works.
Songs submitted are carefully per
used by experts, including an Ad
visory Board comprising Jolson,
composer Ferde Grofe, bandsman
Les Brown and Columbia Records
director, Manie Sacks. Writers of
selected songs receive advance
royalty payments of $250.00 each
plus royalties from sheet music
and record sales, and from per
formance rights fees. Collaborat
ing ASCAP authors and "ompos
ers share royalties and • .v . cre
dits with their nc wl\ d: ^covered
writing partners.
Accept Application^
for Highway Patrol
Captain C. J. Sanders, Nebraska
Safety Patrol announced Wednes
day that the Patrol is now accept
ing applications for highway
patrolmen. He stated that the
Patrol personnel is to be increas
ed so as to more adequately pro
mote safety on Nebraska high
ways. This increase in the oper
ator’s license fee.
Applications must be in the
hands of the Nebraska Safety
Patrol, State House Lincoln by
August 6, 1947. Thereafter a
number, yet to be decided will be
called in for competitive exami
nations, which will be conducted
by the Nebraska Merit System
Council. From the tests, candidat
es will be chosen for the camp to
Guard Camp at Ashland.
Applicants must be citizens of
the United States, residents of
Nebraska, between 21 and 35
years of age. at least 5 feet 10
inches tall, higfi school graduates
and in good physical condition.
Candidates who go through the
five weeks school will be paid
$2,50 a day and given their board
and room. Those selected for the
Patrol will be paid a starting sal
ary of $175,00.
For sale table top gas stove dining room suite,
and living room suite. Your dollar will go fur
ther here. Small victor portable electric sew
ing machine, $45.00.
8513 N. 30th Street, Florence Furniture Store
Dolan Hardware Company, 4004 No. 30th St.
Phone KEnwood €243
Snowden Talks
to State Baptists
in New Orleans
F3W CIUJIANS — “Economic
insecurity, the failure to have a
job or to be secure in it is one of
the most dei-.cnralizing faces a
man can comphrckend, said Dr.
Gc -ge Snowden, liaison officer
of tire Atz-i lean Federation of
La,or. addressing the 3StIi An_
nuo! Convention of the Louisiana
Ba tictc, in Lake Charles, La.’
lar week.
Orgonized labor has changed
America from a nation where the
wealth was concentrated in the
hards of a few to a land where
the worker can reap the benefit
of his handiw'ork, Snowden cc:i_
tinued. He asserted organized la.
bor has just begun its work to
secure the blessings of our gresat
country for its people and when
it is successful, poverty will be
the new fecp bill
Evidence has been piling up j
which proves conclusively that i
discriminatory practices in em
ployment since the end of the war
are on the upswing. These un I
wholesome practices, if permitted
to continue unchecked, will prove
to be most costly in terms of low.
ering the standard of living, of
confining millions of Americans
to second class citizenship, and of
undermining the very foundation
of ou/r democratic sofifety. Be.
cause discrimination in employ,
ment takes place in almost
every section of the country, only
national legislation illegalizing
these practices will prove effect,
The need for a national act a
gainst discrimination in employ
ment is supported by the findings
of the Fair Employment Practice
Committee which functioned for
five years during and ^fter the
war. In its final report to the
President, the Committee con_
eluded that legislation is required
to insure compliance in those
ca es where employers or unions i
refuse, after conciliatory method-* ‘
have failed, to eliminate discri_
minatory practices.
legislation against discrim?
nation is essential not only be
cause if allowed to continue un
checked it will demoralize ou*
whole economy, but because at
the present moment these prac
tices are a cause of real em
barrassment to the United States
in its relations with other
governments. During the war,
both Germany and Japan cited
cases of prejudice in the United
States for propoganda purposes.
Clearly, we cannot deny to our
own citizens the basic democratic
rights which the people of all the
world, including America, are en
titled to enjoy by the provisions of
the Atlantic Charter, Professions
of faith in democracy when such
restraints exist are meaningless.
Legislative implementation is re
quired to secure compliance with
constitutional provisions safe
guarding civil rights.
Senate Bill 984, on which hear
ings in Washington were recently
closed, is a measure which meets
this issue of discrimination in o
most direfct form. It prohibits
racial and religous discriminat
ion in employment affecting in
terstate or foreign commerce, in
Federal employment, and under
government contracts. The Bill ex
empts those employers having in
their service less than 50 individ
uals and excludes from its cover
age non-commerical organizations
and business enterprises confined
to intrastate commerce. The Act
would be deministered by a board
of seven members to be appointed
by the President with Senate ap
Under its provisions the board,
in the first instance, is charged
with the responsibility > the
utilizing the techniques n
ference, conciliation and les
ion In the settlement ;ases
which corre before it. ,n the
contingency that th elhods
fail is the board authored to in
voke the procedures outlined for
NASHVILLE, N. C. —The Work,
ers Defense League has congrau
lated Otis King, cheif deputy of
Carrollton, Ga, who barricaded
himself in the county jail to avert
the lynching of Eddie Brown Jr.,
Negro accused of murdering a
white man.
“If southern law officers acted
likewise, they would be going a
long way toward eliminating those
outbreaks of racial mob violence
which put our section of the coun
try to shame before all freedon
loving people,” Joe Felmet, south,
em field secretary of the Workers
Defense League, wrote King.
Felmet recently sent a similar
letter of congratulation to Mayor
Hugh Vann of Hurtsboro, Ala.,
who pushed his way through a
white mob to stop the lynching of
Jimmie Harris, a Negro suspected
of rape.
iam Green, president of the AFL,
has written Rev. Sheldon Rakn
of the Workers Defense League
-league's Church Committee “ex
1 ess ing^ deep appreciation to
3 Workers Defense League and
its freinds for the help and assist4
r ice rendered in the fight we
.iade against the highly-object.
ional Taft _ Hartley Bill.
"It was mighty fine of the re.
. gious leaders of all faiths to call
I'-Pon the President to exercise his
residential veto of the anti-labor
-aft-Hartley Bill, I am sure your
'.atement to the President on the
occasion referred to must have
a most favorable impression.1’
Green was referring to the state
ment of the National Clergymen’s
Committee on the Taffc-Hartley
Bill which was signed by over 700
eligious leaders from 46 states
and presented at the White House
by an interfaith diegation repre
senting the Committee. Raiin was
seretary of the Committee which
.’as organized through the efforts
of members of the WDL Church
Sal B. Hoffmann.president of
-he Upholsterers international
Union wrote Rev. Rahn that he
“noted with much interest” the
.cavities of the National Clergy- i
men's Committee and was “very
much interested in their strenuous ;
participation in the Presidential
Hoff*"''"", who is a vice-chair
man of the WDL, was recently
honored at a testinmonial dinner
in Philadelphia for 10 years of
service as union president.
Time Savers
At least lour hours a week can be
saved by an Ironer in the average
family. A saving of several hours
can be accomplished by the washer
The total gain from the two amounts
to several weeks a year.
Retired (?) JLady Farmers
^POTTER VALLEY, CALIF.—Miss Alice- Clarke (left) and Mrs.
(Nettie Whalley left a profitable candy business in town to retire to
the farm and earn their living dairying. Their farm is located near
®ere. These two ladies do all of the work connected with their suc
cessful dairy. Here they are ..shown at milking time.
Bringing Christ
Green Hails) WDL
Role in Vieto Fight
The annual rate of venereal dis
ease In the British Army in Britain
has jumped from 11.7 per thous
and men in 1938 to S2.8 in 1946,
Secretary of War F. J. Bellenger
told the House of Commons Tues
day. He added that British Army
of the Rhine last year was 158.6.
Mr. Bellenger said he was taking
all steps to improve the morale of
the troops in order to cut the rate
per one thousand for the disease
incidence rate.
Clover From Italy
Crimson clover was introduced
Into the United States from Italy In
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H. T.—I have been married -1
years and my husband is good
provider but sometimes cross. We
have a nice home, no children. I
sometimes go out with a man that
I went with before I married. He
says he loves me and I love him
but it seems like we can’t ever
get a chance to be with each other
because I always try to be nice
and respectable to my husband as
he is that way toward me. Tell
me does the man care like he says
or am I loving in vain?
Ans: You’re making a great, big
chump of yourself. The man is
flattered by the attentions of a
married woman but I assure you
that his feeling for you isn’t love.
Your husband is a swell fellow
but he would lose his temper and
give you the gate if he got wind
of your conduct. Respect your
marriage vows in the future.
M. N. J.—I am writing to find
out if I 'will get the trip to Chi
cago that I want or is this friend
just bluffing?
Ans: His intentions are good
but he doesn't have that kind of
money. The only way you will
get to Chicago is to finance the
trip yourself.
B. A. I am married and have a
good wife and really love her. But
there is a woman who comes
around me and everytime she
shows up, my mind gets crossed.
She wants me to go out with her
Tell me how t rcome it as
| I have a sweet and want to
keep it that we
Ans: Avoid 1 ,’oman alto
gether since you ize that she
gets under your Should you
weaken one time and see her, you
would be leaving yourself open to
much unhappiness tnd a broken
home. It’s your pocket-bock tkn'- ‘
she’s interested in—not yc\
R. C.—Your message:! are so
much strength and courage _o me
My problem is worrying roe very
much at this time. My husband
is a good man and I know that he
loves me but he just refuses to
accept responsibility and be the
head of the family. He relies on
me to make all decisions and to
look after the home. Now I am
wondering if this is the right way
to live after all he should take
his part of the responsibility.
Ans: His refusing to accept re
ponsibility isn’t a fault of great
consequence. He realizes that you
are a cracker-jack manager and
trusts your judgment about every
thing that arises. This is very
complimentary. With your initiat.
ive and ability to push him for
ward, he will certainly go places.
Give hi me constant encouragment.
T. M.—About 3 years ago I fell J
in love with a boy, and last year
he went to the army. We wrote
each other often until Feb. He
didn't say he would not write
again in his last letter but I
haven’t heard anything more.
Should I forget about him or look
him up on my vacation?
Ans: Another girl entered his
life in Feb., and turned his head.
He’s now a married man. Don’t
bother to look him up. Drop the
torch you’ve been carrying for him
Get around and make lots of new
contacts on your vacation. You
too can find love if you will en
courage more friends.
J. L. C.—I have a friend that I
go around with lots but people are
telling me that she doesn't like m~
as she did because she is jealous.
I want to know if she is jaslous of
me? To tell the truth, I am go
ing with hr husband on the sly. I
want to know if he loves me like
he claims or just playing around?
Ans: He’s having fun at your
expense—he’s not a bit serious.
You had better stop seeing him
as his wife isn’t going to put up
with much more of this foolish
ness. She would have stopped it
before now had she not been in
the condition she is and if you per
sist in seeing her husband, she
will make it hot for you. This
woman has been a true friend to
you—don't take advantage of her
while she is helpless.
ST. LOUIS,—Appealing for
wider Christian consecration, the
Rev. John W. Behnken, president
of the Missouri Synod Lutheran
Church, and summer guest speak
er on the International Lutheran
Hour declared here today: “The
dyamic power of a crucified Re
deemer definitely permeates and
activates the life of the believer.
That's the source of his strength.
That enables him to go forward.
That enables him to bring sacri
fices, That grants him victory
upon victory.”
Speaking over the Mutual
Broadcasting System and affili
ated stations, Dr. Behnken as
serted: “A life with Chirst and
for Chirst involves a constant
fight against sin. There is no
doubt that the old Adam, our old,
corrupt sinful flesh clings to us
We are not transferred immedi
ately into heaven, but we con
tinue to live in the flesh. We fully
realize, because we are made to
feel it again and again, that the
old, sinful flesh is fighting hard
to retrieve lost ground and to re
gain the upper hand. We know,
too, that if we were successful
in overcoming the old Adam yes
terday, he appears again today
to harass us. It requries a con
tinuous battle, a constant fight.
This life requires a persistent
struggle against temptation. With
God's help we succeed better
from day to day to suppress the
evil. With God’s help we can fight
devil, world and flesh and resist
their temptations.”
The radio speaker concluded:
“The indwelling Christ casts out
self,and yet that Christ makes use
of the individual and grants him
strength for service. That Christ
directs the Christain's life into an
entirely new realm. He turns His
eyes away from the vanities of
this world and fixes them firmly
upon the glories of eternal life.
“I am crucified with Christ;
nevertheless I live; yet not I,
but Christ liveth in me.” That is
the only life which is worthwhile.
May God graciously bless us with
such a life!”
The Temperance and Tolerance
Association of America named
Mrs. Ida Thurber of Lincoln, Nebr.
Tuesday, July 15, the president of
that organization. Mrs. Thurber
was ousted by the directors sev
eral months ago from the TTA,
which at the time she was first
president. Howard White of Chi
cago succeeded her.
Mrs. Eve Wickey becomes the
first vic-president, succeeding V.
H- Kitrell, of Lincoln, Nebraska.
To The Nation
First Seed Sale
Agricultural seeds were first soM
commercially in the United State*
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