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About The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19?? | View Entire Issue (Aug. 23, 1947)
Jdiss Cleone Harmon the dau
ghter of Mr. and Mrs. Augusta
Murrell 2418 N. 24 st., is spend
ing her last two weeks of her
summer vacation before school
school starts in Kansas City, Mo.
Cleone was guest solist at the
wedding of her cousin Miss Leona
Brown of Kansas City, Mo. Sun
day afternoon August 17.
Mrs. C. Murrell will join her
daughter in Kansas City the week
of August 25. Mr. Murrell will al
so spend Labor Day in K. C. at
tending the Golf Toumment
there. He is a member of the Com
husker Golf Club
Mr. and Mrs. Fred McDaniels,
2620 Bristol st„ recently returned
from a pxtentive five week trip
on th West Coast.
They visited the city of Port
land Oregan sightseeing for one
day going on to Seattle, Washin
ton where they spent four days
with relatives and meeting old
acquaintance. They left there on
boat for Victorial spending two
days visiting and back down to
Sacramento, Calif, for a day see
ing friends then on to Los An
geles after spen$ing 2 day in
Oakland and San Francisco for
Here the McDaniels were the
guest of Mrs. McDaniels sisters
Miss Milton and Mrs. Carney.
On their way home the Me Dan
iels stopped over in Kansas City,
Mo. to visit the niece of Mr. Me
Daniels Mrs. Earl Williams.
The McDaniels reported having
a lovely trip and that they enjoy
ed being home once more.
Mr Walter P. Ervin 3001 N. 33
st.. left on Saturday August 16
for Cleveland. Ohio as a delegate
to the Postal Alliance Convention
Aug. 18 though 22.
Mr. Ervin a postal employee j
for over twentyyears now re
tired is a member of the St. John’ |
s Church serving the capacity as
a Steward. He a member of the
Watchmen Club and President of
thp Progressive 24.
He is the husband of Mrs. G.
Ervin who teaches in the public
school system of Omaha both be
ing very active in the religious j
FORMER OMAHAN FROM
CHICAGO VISITS CITY
Mrs. Clarice Gibbs of Chicago
500 Oakwood Blvd. wife of Mr.
Comilus Gibbs operator of a
Tailor shop in the Windy City,
is here visiting a Aunt; Mrs. Nor
ine Anderson 2720 Franklin st.
While in the city, Mrs. Gibbs
has been extented many social
courteouses such as: dinner party
by Mrs. Mary Davis, a breakfast
by Mrs. Jessie Merriweather and
Mrs. J. S. Sloan, and host of other
She spent three days visiting
friends and acquaintance in Lin
coin, Nebr. Mrs. Gibbs plans to
go to Denver, Colorado before she
goes back to Chicago; arrving in
that city about the 28 of Aug.
BY H. W. SMITH
Waiters at Key Club serving
thg public with a smile.
Waiters at the Legion Club on
improving on service at all times
R. R. Boys giving fine service
-Blackstone Hotel waiters going
'good with a very quick step.
Fontenelle Hotel waiters on the
improvement of service to guest
Omaha Club waiters with Cap
tain Earl Jones topping the ser
vice at all times.
Waiters at the Regis Inn quick
stepping on th, service at all
Paxton Hotel waiters always on
the job with a smile.
Waiters at the Hill Hotel us
ing their be9t effort o please
Hieroglyphic, or picture writing,
on stone by ancient Egyptians
4Shich has been deciphered by his
torians tells the story of the early
Pharaoh dynasties thousands of
years before the birth of Christ.
Writing on clay or stone was man’s
first attempt to leave his history
and that of his *fellowman to future
generations, t-ater the Egyptians
made a writing material from the
papyrus weed, a tall reed that grew
in the marshy land long the Nile.
It was used as early as 3600 £. C.
and. it is from the word papyrus
that oaoor d^pivoJ it*
tgrsi Seed Sale _
Agricultural seeds were first sold
commercially in the United State#
BY H W. SMITH
Wesley N. Birch of Beatrice,
Nebr. was killed in auto accident
Sunday morning at 76 and Dodge
Thg U. S. B—18 plane crashed
in the Honolulu, Sunday August 17
with 13 aboard and General Mc
Arthur’s Chief Adviser was lost,
there was only five bodies taken
from the wreckage and three
Joe Burnett of Broken Bow,
Nebr., was struck by Ex. Gover
nor of Nebraska Curon, Saturday
Aug. 16. He died later.
Aft^r an intensive 3 year search
the U. S. Navy men have found
a high grade petrolum oil South
est of Point Barrow, Alaska.
A fishing vessel radioed to
Washington D. C., Sunday Aug.
17, that they had picked up off a
raft a Koreon who claimed he
had been on the raft for 24 days
The Radio news bureau report
ed that the U. S. Senator Bilbo
condition was worst. On Monday
Aug. 18 a blood clot was dis
covered on one of his lung.
James Freeman Williams and
escaped convict from Savannah,
Georgia married the woman that
converted him Sunday in a pri
son Camp. She was a Jehovial
A 81 year old woman of Spring
field, Mass., says she has her 4th
set of matured teeth. She said
new teeth grew in a fast as the
old ones were extracted.
Read The Omaha Guild for all
TWO CONDUCTORS FOR
WINGS OVER JORDAN CHOIR
NEW YORK ,—The Wings Over
Jordan Choir, known for setting
so many precedents, has done it
again! Their latest innovation is
the use of two conductors at each
of their concert appearances and
on each of their Sunday morning
broadcasts over the coast-to-coast
radio network of the Columbia
The choir has been conducted by
James Lewis Elkins during the
continous concert tour which has
already covered 44 states. The '
Wings Over Jordan Choir has.
been working an almost unbeliev
ably heavy schedule to meet the
trmendous demand for concerts.
Elkins, in need of a short vacation
temporarily relinquished the con
ductorship to Charles E. King. An.
diences were greatly impressed by
King, especially when he conduct
ed the more rhythmic type of
spirituals. When Elkins returned
after his rest, he was equally ac
claimed; his talent is shown to
best advantage in the more re
served type of number.
Rev. Glynn T. Settle, originator
and director of Wings Over Jor
dan, had two excellent conductors 1
and the audiences responded en
thusiastically to both. His decis
ion to retain the two conductors,
each to conduct thg numbers best
suited to his personality and tal
ents. proved to be a sensation!
The public is amazed by the ef
fects attained. Elkins, -with tech
nique and finesse, awes the audi
ence into utter silence; King,
spirited and more emotional, sets
every foot to tapping with the
rollicking, joyous numbers.
James Lewis Elkins, a native of
Paris. Kentucky, received his B.
A. degree at LanP College in Jack
son, Tennessee. He then entered
Oberlin College in Ohio, famous
for its great music school, where
he received his Masters Degree.
He was awarded the “Diploma
Americane” by the University of
Belgium, while overseas in the
armed forces of the United States.
Charles E. King, brother of the
late Luther King, is a native of
Cleveland, Ohio. He was graduat
ed with a degree in Music from
Heidelburg College, Tiffin, Ohio.
He originally sang with the group,
then appeared in the Broadway
muscial “Showboat’’ and later did
concert work. He is the possessor
of a fine tenor voice.
The combkiation of Elkins and
King will go far in assisting
Wings Over Jordan in its efforts
to make the sacred Negro Spirit
uals live forever.
Lime is essential an acid soils for
; proper growth of many crop and
jasture plants. To promote this de
tired growth, sufficient lime should
ae applied to change the acid condi
don to a near neutral point. Under
most con2itions in the upland area
the addition fit lime to the soQ also
provides ^calcium for plant growth.
Commercial fertilizer, incorporated
with the soil management praattces
previously mentioned, is essential
for continued nigh cpop production.
Every crop harvested for grain,
forage or other use removes plant
food from the soil Soils under con
tinuous cropping systems, coupled
with erosion, lose their plant nu
trients faster „thaa they can be re
placed 'by nature
House Rental Units
In Mid-City Section
During the first quarter ot 1047
applications for mortagae insur
ance to the total amount of $273,
000 on 35 rental housing units
were received in the Omaha office
of the Federal Housing Adminis
tration, according to Holger Holm
FHA< State Director.
In releasing these figures. Mr.
Holm stressed the efforts that
are being made by FHA to speed
the processing of applications for
mortgage insurance. On large
scale projects, he said there is
necessarily a Certain amount of
detailed paper work, but he point
ed out that in order to save time
the Washington office of FHA
has instituted a number of short
cuts in processing.
As a further means of exediting
the handling of applications, Mr.
Holm said, a number of insuring
offices, including the Omaha of
fices, have appointed Housing
Project Representatives who are
available for consultation with
mortgages and sponsors of rental
It is anticipated that the ser
vices of these representatives will
be especially valuable on projects
where the sponsor is new to this
kind of undertaking and unfami
liar with detailed* FHA require
ments and procedures.
Housing Project Representa
tives, he continued, are prepared
to render all possible aid to spon
sors in seeing that their proposals
are made insuch form as to be
acceptable for FHA processing.
They will analyze tentative pro
posals and suggest changes where
necessary to bring them into line
with FHA regulations and will
see that the information presented
by sponsors is complete and that
all documents are in order. They
wil lstudy the formulation of the
corporate structure set-up, he sub
division layout, building plans
and specifications, contract docu
ments. and title policies. They will
consult with FHA closing at
torneys on questions having to
do with the form of documents
submitted for endorsement, the
sufficiency and accuracy of de
scriptions in deeds of trust, and
other related matters. When re
quested to d oso they will take
part in negotiations between spon
sors and their mortgages with
the object of assuring mortgages
that FHA closing documents will
be properly presented.
In addition to the assistance of
fered by these representatives,
FHA field offices will inspect
proposed sites of rental housing
projects at the request of pros
pective sponsors to make sure the
sites are acceptable for develop
ments on which FHA-insured fin
ancing is desired.
Th« Amazon river is, sometime*
Producer’ Picture Dream Is
At Last Coming True
According to an announcement
made by Jack Goldberg, Presi
dent of Herald Pictures, Inc., his
all Negro motion pictures have
not only reached a new high in
production value, but are also to
be distributed henceforth by
Screen Guild Productions, one of
the industry’s larger distributing
News of the Herald-Screen
Guild arrangement came as the
result of a telegram to motion'
picture trade publications from 1
Jack Cartwright, Public Relations 1
Director, Screen Guild Productions
The telegram, sent August 12,
was as follows: "Screen Guild
Productions Closed a deal yester
day with Jack Goldberg, president
ef Herald Pictures, Inc., for world
wide distribution of six high bud
get Negro Feature Pictures an
nually, according to president
John J. Jones of Screen Guild.
“Two of the first six pictures
are completed and ready for re
lease, Jones said. They are: “Sepia
Cinderella” and “Boy! What A
Jones pointed out that the qual
ity of the product under his deal
is a new departure for the pict
ures in this category.
The reason that Screen Guild
Productions was selected to dis
tribute 1116 Pictures was because
these features are a type of pro
duct which will not noly play to
all Negro houses, but are also
of distinct entertainment value
for the theatres playing exclusi
vely to white trade, Jones said.
Plans for Exploitation and ad
vertising the pictures were dis
cussed herte yesterday with Bert
Goldberg of Herald Pictures and
an intensive trade paper campign
The signing of above contract
for world-wide distribution of Ne
gro pictures has long been the
dream of Mr. Goldberg, pioneer
distributor and producer.
Mr. Goldberg dates his amuse
ment career to the early days of
vaudeville as an executive of
Loew’s Theatres. Following sev
ering his Loews connections, he
tered the Negro stage production
field and successfully presented
some of the outstanding Negro
musical stage attractions.
In Negro motion pictures he
has enjoyed unsual success in the
distribution and production of
over twenty Negro feature motion
At the formation of Herald Pic
tures, he promised Negro audi
ences a Hollywood standard of
production. How well he has suc
ceeded in keeping this promise
is illustrated by the above an
Christie Heights 36th and Q Sts.
7 P. M.’ Friday, August 22nd
THE PUBLIC IS INVITES '
Hear Ralph Helstein
International President of the UPWA explain the
iaft-Hartley Law. How will this slave labor bill
effect our Union? Howj will it effect our Community?
We want ALL Citizens to know what this law can and
A brand new
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LOU SWARZ AT ZETA BOULE
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. — Lou
Sealia Swarz, actress and dir
ector of Universal Charm School,
is now here attending the Zeta
Phil Boule as the Second Anti
Just before coming here the
actress was presented in recitals
at five summer schools: Bethume
Cookman, Famcee, Florida Nor
mal, Fort Valley State College
and Georgia State College. At
three of them she conducted
Charm Scharm Schools which a
roused much favorable comment
and requests for others.
Plans are being made here to
present the artist to the Holly
wood public and it is rumored
that she is being suoght for
Zeta Phil Beta Sorority is said
to be proud of its actress Soror,
because of her wonderful charm
and personality, on the stage and
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON
ROCKY MOUNT, VA. — S. J.
Phillips, President of the Booker
T. Washington Birthplace Mem
orial, states that the Memorial has
been given thirty minutes by Dr.
D. V. Jemison, President of the
National Baptist Convention, U. S.
A., Inc., on the annual program
of this organization, which con
venes in Kansas City, Mo., Sept.
9-14. This time will be devoted to
a discussion and Industrial Dra
matization based on the life and
achievements of Booker T. Wash
ington, and will be presented on
“Booker T. Washington Night” at
The theme of Mr. Phillips’ pre
sentation will be ‘‘Applying the
Ideals and Teachings of Booker
T. Washington to Today’s Needs”.
Outstanding local Negro business
leaders in Kansas City will parti
cipate in the dramatization and
Industrial Exhibit which will be
a part of the presentation.
Mr. Phillips is engaged in a
nation.wide program to perpet
uate the ideals and teachings of
Booker T. Washington and is
pleased over the cooperation being
given the undertaking by the Na
tional Baptist Convention, the
largest Negro organization in the
"You never can tell where
yyou ll be tomorrow.’'—William H.
Van Aperan, 73, hastening to wed .
04-year-old bride, in Detroit.
In achieving eminence, much
depends on chance.”—Psychology1
Lewis M. Terman. completing 25
yr. study of of 1400 gifted pupils. 1
THE CHIQUITAS CLUB
The Chiquitas, newly organized
young women’s club of Omaha, !
spent a hilarious evening on Sat.
urday, Aug. 16 on a Wiener
Roast. Sixteen Persons, including
members and their guests, enjoy
ed the cool of Carter’s Lake; eat- J
ing .singing, and just “letting!
their hair down." This was the
third regular monthly social meet.'
ing for the club.
Persons present were as follows
Mesdames Estelle Burden, Elnora ^
Moffett, Novella McMorris; Miss- :
es Mercedes Turner, Mary Harris, |
Elsie Mallory, Juanita Wynn and
Johnnie Burden, William Wynn,
Columbus McMocris, Louis Mof
ett, Nathaniel Brown, Wesley
The Chiquita Club is inviting
the public to have breakfast with
the mon September 7, at the Mas
onic Hall, 26 and Blondo st.,from
9-12:00 p. m. Anyone wishing
tickets, please contact members
Mercedes Turner, president
Mary Harris, Reporter ■
PRICES KEPT IN LINE,
SAYS NAM PRESIDENT
In view of greatly increased
costs, manufacturers’ prices have
bbeen kept well in line since 1939,
according to Earl Bunting, presi
dent of the National Association
“In indicating the broad price
movements since 1939, it might
j be well to note that all commodi
ties have increased 91 per cent,
while finished manufactured goods
have increased only 76.8 per cent,
and the cost of living 56.7 per
cent,” he pointed out.
“Only productivity can bring
prices down.”—Pres. Earl Bunting
National Association of Manufac
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