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17 NATIONS HAVE MONEY
Senator Hugh Butler (R.-Nebr.), re
vealed today that the seventeen West
ern European countries asking aid
from the United tSates under the
Marshall Plan have practically enough
gold dollar holdings and foreign-held
assets here to pay the entire cost of
European rehabilitation, on the basis
of data furnished by the Treasury De
The official figures furnished to the
Senate in response to a Senate Reso
lution introduced by Senator Butler
last spring at the time the Marshall
Plan first came under discussion, re
vealed that Western Europe had $13,
659,000,000 in gold and other assets
here as late as last June. Since the
report of the President’s Committee on
Foreign Aid estimates that the total
expenses for the program would
amount to between 12 and 17 billion
dollars over the entire four-year pe
riod, it is obvious that Europe already
has the means to finance its own needs,
Senator Butler declared.
“In addition, there is no doubt that
wealthy Europeans have vast sums
hidden in this country which are not
included in the . official report,” the
Senator pointed out. “Such hidden
capitol would no doubt return to Eu
rope to be invested in rehabilitation
if those countries would reestablish
sound currencies and conditions favor
able to private enterprise.”
“Certainly there is no reason why
Uncle Sam should continue to hand
out tremendous sums for European ^
assistance as long as the Europeans re
fuse to use their own resources to
meet their problems. Any loans that'
we make from now on other than for
the relief of the starving should be
negotiated only on a sound business
basis,” Senator Butler concluded.
BOON SEEN FOR 1948
New York, N. Y. (Global)—Mr. Wil
liam L. Bennet, financial writer of the
New York Herald Tribune, speaking in
Scranton, Pa., to the Northern Anthra
cite Bankers Association last Thursday,
predicted that the country will enjoy
a boom right through 1948.
Recognizing the many evils in our
economy at present and developments
abroad that tend to strain the economy
and promise trouble for the future, he
looks forward to a gross national in
come of $215,000,000,000.
Mrs. Emma Jean Reed, member of
Woodson Center Board of Trustees is
cataloging articles from periodicals on
the regular subscription list at Wood
son Center. Mrs. Reed volunteered
her services when she learned of the
many requests of high school youth
who were seeking current facts in
science and World Affairs.
BY HI-Y COUNCIL
Members of the Omaha Hi-Y Coun
cil, which are representatives from the
South, Benson, North, Central and
Max Yergan Clubs, met at the YMCA
on Thursday, December 11. This was
the second meeting of the Council and
officers were elected as follows: Presi
dent, Keith Scliermenhom of the North
Hi-Y Club; Vice President, Gordon
Heninger of the South Hi-Y Club, and
Secretary-Treasurer, Rod Golding of
the North Hi-Y Club.
Business pertaining to the Athletic
League was discussed at the meeting
Because of the lack of interest in
Clubs in bowling it was decided that
the bowling trophy be awarded to
South Hi-\ along with league points
for season standing. Benson and the
Max Yergan Clubs were reported tied
for first place in the Basketball League.
The next game, between South and
Max Yetgan, is scheduled for Wednes
day, December 17, 3:45 p. m. at the
It was voted by the Council that
their meetings shall be held on the
first Thursday of each month with the
exception of the next meeting, which
will fall on January 8th.
Mr. Gillaspie announced that pre
liminary arrangements and reservations
have been completed to hold the coro
nation ball on Friday, April 9. Com
mittees will be appointed and start
final plans in January.
The Council discussed the problems
of c'ub leadership. It was thought ad
visable, that wherever possible, teach
ers should serve as club leaders. Each
of the Council members agreed to dis
cuss this within their own clubs. Mr.
HEW TO THE LINEN
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Morrow, Program Director of the “Y,”
assured the Council members that the
Superintendents and Principals of the
schools are in sympathy of their pro
CLEAVES TEMPLE C. M. E.
25th and Decatur Streets
Rev. C. P. Raines
Mrs. Jeanie English, Reporter
Preceding Dr. Collins’ sermon, he
requested Mrs. Britt to sing his favorite
solo, “I Love the Name Jesus.” His
sermon was from St. John 12:32, sub
ject, “The Challenge of the Ages.” A
challenge is a dare. The Lord would
like for us as Christians to dare the
Devil sometimes. Christianity is really
fine. God wants real servants. Chris
tians should be trained from child
hood. When we help someone in
need, joy come to us, we should live
so God can use us. When people lie
on us, then everyone begin to watch
us and that will cause our nice side
to shine brighter.
The series of sermons brought to
us by Dr. Collins will close tonight.
He is a wonderful speaker and I think
everyone who heard him would enjoy
hearing him again.
Nine people united with the church
during his sermons here, seven chil
dren and two adults.
The Pre-Christmas Tea given by the
Loyal Matrons’ Club this afternoon
was well attended, a very nice pro
gram and very successful.
Plan to be present Sunday evening,
December 21, to hear a Candlelight
Carol Service by the choirs.
Visitors are always welcome,
Let us remember to pray for the
2320 No. 28th Avenue
Rev. E. F. Ridley, Pastor
Sunday, December 21, 1947
Sunday School . 9:30 A. M.
Morning Worship .11:00 A. M.
Christmas Vesper Service by the
Young People 5:30 o’clock Sunday,
December 21, 1947.
The Sunday School will have its
Christmas program and tree at 8:00
o’clock Christmas Eve Night.
On Sunday afternoon, December
'28th, at 3:30 p. m., the Women’s
Christian Service of Immanuel will
have a state Pew Rally at the church.
Rev. Chas. E. Tyler, Pastor of Hill
side Presbyterian Church will be the
guest speaker on that occasion, accom
panied by his choir and congregation.
To all of these affairs the public is
extended a warm Christian invitation
“The light shineth in darkness and
the darkness comprehendeth it not,”
so says the Gospel of St. John in the
Many things are not comprehended
because there is no desire on the part
of he that comprehendeth not, to com
prehend, to understand to receive.
“But as many as received him, to
them gave he the power to become
the sons of God, even to them that
BELIEVE on his name.” That in
cludes everybody. Therefore we, in
his name, invite EVERYBODY to
come with us to worship, serve, sing
praises to honor and bow down to this
God, our God, who is able, ready and
willing to give eternal life to as many
as believe*1on his name.”
Maybe, there are those who do not
comprehend how or why these things
are possible, and thus reject them. But
there are many things we enjoy that
are not entirely comprehensible to us.
The wind, for instance, bloweth where
it listeth. We “hear the sound there
of, but cannot tell from whence it
cometh nor whither it goeth” any
more than Nicodemus did.
Who, and what man is there that
seeks to understand all about the pow
ers and forces that he employs when
he plants a seed, before he plants it,
or rather, that he believes and hopes,
will be employed and are employed,
when the potentialities and mysteries
of a seed are unlocked, unfolded, de
veloped, and made to bear fruit by a
much more mysterious something
which we call nature?
We do not have to understand God
to serve Him, and to enjoy His bless
ings. Only believe.
It is amazing what God does and
will do for us and requires so little.
VOL. 20 NO. 47 THE OMAHA GUIDE, OMAHA, NEBRASKA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1947
Entered as 2nd Class matter at Post- Office. Omaha, Nebraska, Under Act of
rjiHE difference between 1947 and 1948 can be measured tn the
imperceptible tick of a clock, in the clasp of a hand or in a
chorus of Auld Lang Syne. It is the sum of the past, gathered in e.
moment, and perhaps a swift vision of the future
When the New Year pauses on that pinnacle of time to draw its
first breath, the distance which separates our dreams from their ful
fillment appears to be but a short step. Yet, in the same instant, wi
glance back at the past lying across a gulf too wide for crossing
We find ourselves on a pivot of eternity.
The real significance of the New Year lies in the fact that <1
marks a rebirth of the will to achieve, and of ambition and hopt
over the world and among the world’s peoples.
We dedicate that renewal of strength to all of you, as we, tbi
publishers, wish you a most sincere __
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We ought to worship and serve Him.
“Oh worship the King, oh, sing of
Merry Christmas to all.
ST. JOHN’S A. M. E. CHURCH
22nd and Willis Ave.
Reveund E. il. Childress
Mason Devereaux, Jr., Reporter
“The King shall joy in the strength,
0 Lord; and in thy salvation how
greatly shall we rejoice,” Psalms 21st
chapter 1st verse was the text used
by our minister, Reverend Childress,
for his sermon Confidence on Sunday
morning, December 14, 1947. His
thoughts for the day were as follows:
“One of the greatest needs today is
man’s confidence in his God, and the
sourec of a man’s fear is within his
Visitors: Solomon Saxton of Los
Angeles, Calif.; Albert Ridley, Valen
tine, Nebr.; Miss Helen Cole, Denison,
Tex.; Felton Wightman, 2014 Maple
If you have been notified as to who
your captain is in the Victory Drive,
begin to contribute immediately to this
1 history-making drive. What is needed
most in this rally is liberal and cheer
ful giving and givers, won’t you be
counted among that number?
Don’t fail your God, your children,
yourself and your community by fail
ing to give your 100% support to this
Victory Drive in order that a Bigger,
Better, and Greater St. John’s in
Let us pray for the sick through
out the week whoever they may be or
wherever they may be.
Mrs. Carrie Carter appeals to mem
bers and friends of St. John’s plan
now to make your contribution to the
Pastor and Wife Christmas basket.
Wednesday, December 24th, Christ
mas Eve, the presentation of this bas
ket will be presented to our Pastor
and his Wife.
Turn in your numbers for the All
Request program Sunday, December
24, 1947. Any choir member or the
directress, Mrs. Pearl Gibson, will ac
cept your numbers for the last request
program until the end of *the Union ■
The Watchmen cordially invite the
officers, pastor and wife, members, l
and friends to St. John’s to their pres-1
entation of Heverend Charles Favor
and his group in program on Sunday
afternoon at 4 p. m. Come out on this
afternoon and hear the very fine pro
gram that has been planned, won’t
Let us not mothers forget to send
or bring our children to the Sunday
School Christmas rehearsal on Satur
day afternoon, December 20, 1947, at
2 p. m. *
The Choirs Christmas Cantata is to
be on Christmas Eve, December 24th,
at 11 p. m., at the church.
Mothers send your children to Sun
day School every Sunday morning at
9:30 a. m. Attend Our morning serv
ices at 11 a. m. Our evening services
at 7:30 p. m. Visitors and friends are
aiways welcome at St. John’s the
friendly church at 22nd and Willis
Ave. Come worship with us, won’t
On Sunday evening, December 28th,
at 6:00 p. m., the Imperalist Choral
Ensemble, under the direction of
Walter Bell, will be presented by Near
Northside “Y” in a Yuletide Musicale.
This program will be staged at the
NEAR NORTHSIDE BRANCH
The Near Northside Branch
Y.M.C.A. will present Local No. 558
A. F. of M. Band under the direction
of George Bryant and assitsed by Mrs.
Irene Morton in a Band Concert on
Sunday, December 21, 1947, at 3:30
p. m. at the Omaha Urban League.
‘The program is as follows:
March—“Strike Up the Band”.
“Lady of Spaig”.Evans
Overture—“Joan of Arc”.V^rdi
tylrs. Irene Morton.
Selection—“Around the Christmas
Tree ’ .Tobani
March—“Fairest of the Fair”....Sousa
Solo—“Vienna City of Dreams”.
Mrs. Irene Morton.
In a Cathedral.;.Franghiser
Americade .De Lamater
“Star Spangled Banner.”
Personnel of the band are:
Flutes, Earle Graves.
B Clarinets, Joe Drake, Ted Adams,!
E. W. Brown, Jr., Alfred Abney, Hol
sey Dorsey, Alex Westbrooks.
Trumpets, Carl Daniels, Alfred Ker
cheval, Louis Vann, W. Fletcher, Don
ald Simmons, Paul Hayes, Charles Wil
liamson, Buddy DeLoach.
Homs, Richard Lewis, Samuel Turn
er, James Blythwood, Dave Alexander.
Saxophones, Herrington Horn, Law
rence Battiste, William Keeler.
Bas, Ernest Bryant, Elmer Givens.
Trombones, Samuel Grievous, Clif
ford Dudley, Hubert Glover, J. Grenne.
Percussion, Howard Farrell, Simon
Harrold, John Sailes, Wade Gray.
This program is open to the public.
| No admission.
SAM BEEKS AWARDED
Sam Beeks 1947 South High June
graduate was the first recipient of the
Woodson Center High School Club
Scholarship. The idea of a scholarship
arose out of a need to develop inter
est and assist those members of their
own club in making the most of their
The $25.00 raised by the high school
club members among themselves was
matched by a like amount from Mr. j
George Vana a Woodson Center
Board member. Sam received the
scholarship award when he visited the
high school club during his Thanks
giving vacation. *
Following the preliminary remarks
of Mrs. Beatrice Robinson Mosley who
fostered and encouraged the idea, Lois
Gildon former president of the Mad
emoiselle Club handed the check to
her former high school associate. Sam
was president of Esquire boys high
school club at Woodson Center. Other
former high school youth present
were: Alfonso Sampson, U. S. Navy',
and Frankie Steames, recently dis
charged from the U. S. Army.
During his grade school days Sam
Beeks was one of the 2 boys repre
senting West Side School at one of the j
Service Clubs Annual luncheon honor- j
ing outstanding students. At Souths
High his scholarship record made him j
eligible to belong to the National Hon- j
XMAS PARTY DATES
Red Feather Xmas activities include
2 grade school Xmas parties. Monday,
Dec. 22 from 2-3:30 p. m. for children
up to 10 years of age and Tuesday,
Dec. 23 from 2-3:30 for children 10
years and up. Teen-agers will observe
Xmas festivities Saturday night, Dec.
Brownie Troop No. 126 and Girl
Scout Troop No. 47 will observe their
birthday month on Tuesday, Dec. 30th.
Cub Scouts and their parents will have
joint festivities on Monday night, Dec.
Elks Auditorium, 2420 Lake Street.I
Special arrangements of Christmas
music, and a dramatic presentation of
the Christmas story will be presented.
The program to feature the Hallelujah
Chorus by Handel. Tickets are now
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PROMINENT CITIZEN PASSES
Mr. Bemie B. Cowan, 3018 Ohio
St., longtime resident of Omaha,
passed suddenly on Tuesday, Decem
ber 9th, at his work at the Union Pa
cific Railroad Station Office.
Mr. Cowan had been during his life
a supporter and advocator of civic
betterment and improvement, holding
positions of importance on various
civic committees and in various
church organizations. He was a mem
ber of the St. Philips church where
he gave unreservally of his talent and
service. He served on the controlling
board of the church.
Mr. B. B. Cowan leaves to mourn
his passing a wife, Vera B. Cowan; a
son, Jack, of Seattle, Wash.; a father
in-law of Omaha, Mr. Kimberly; sis
ter and brother-in-law, Dr. and Mrs.
Craig Morris of Los Angeles, Calif.,
and his father in Lawrence, Kahs., and
a host of friends.
Myer’s Funeral Directors had charge
of burial .
SERVICES WERE HELD
THURSDAY, DEC. 11
The funeral services for William L.
Payton were held from the Zion Bap
tist church on Thursday, December
II, 1947, at 2 p. m.
Mr. Payton left to moum his death
his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs.
C. Payton and a sister and several
brothers along with a host of friends.
Myers Funeral Home had charge of
All Omaha High school students are
inivted to the “Reindeer Prance,” a
Christmas dance, to be held at the
Y.W.C.A. on Saturday night, Decem
ber 20th, from 8 to 11 o’clock.
A dance orchestra, snack bar and
door prizes guarantee you an evening
of fun. The Fun Nite Council of the
Y.W.C.A. are sponsoring the “Reindeer
! Prance to which all High school stu
dents are welcome.
Jean and Nadyne Agee, Vemiece j
Jones, and Joyce Steele, 1947 Vacation
, school volunteers, are charter membeA
jof the Girls Service League recently
organized at Woodson Center. Ap
plications are now being received.
(Qualifications for memberships in
clude a 3 months probationary period
during which applicant must have
completed 30 hours of volunteer serv
ice and 12 hours of leadership train
WOODSON CENTER GYM OPENS
Boys 13 and up are having a pre
league practice period. Team forma
tions will be announced after the holi
IMPROVED BUTTER-NUT BREAD!
Its new, rich, fresh, soft, trapped in
bright blue-and-white checkered ging
ham. Ask your grocer.—Adv.
Nation's Food Bill
The average family in the U S
spends nearly 20 per cent of its in
come on food.
HOLD REGULAR MEETING
The American Legion Auxiliary of
Roosevelt Post No. 30 held its regular
meeting Thursday evening with a good
attendance (December 11th). The
auxiliary was called to order followed
by an initiation service.
All members of the auxiliary were
invited to attend the tea given by the
American Legion Auxiliary of Doug
las County, honoring our Dept. Presi
dent, Mrs. Helen Magnussen, Sunday,
December 14th, at the Benson Legion
Social Chairman, Mrs. Greta Wade,
made an excellent report on the Turkey
Raffle. Rehabilitation Chairman, Mrs.
Ora Glass, reported that all our
Christmas assignments had been sent
to the Christmas Gift Shop at the Vet
erans Hospital in Lincoln.
The auxiliary will hold a bingo pa
Wednesday, January 21st, at the V
erans Hospital in Lincoln.
The child welfare Chairman, V
Anne Pierson, is preparing Christmas
baskets for the needy.
The auxiliary will hold its annual
Christmas party Thursday, December
18th, at the Legion Hall.
Bingo Chairman, Mrs. Carrie Green,
gave a very good report.
The Kitchen Chairman, Mrs. Evan
geline Alexander, report was in order.
FAMILY HOLD REUNION
Tuesday, December 16, 1947, at
2310 Charles St., the three Morrow
brothers that were bom on the same
day in different years, L. L. Morrow,
O. Morrow, and W. Morrow, held a
family reunion with their other broth
ers and sisters.
The Morrow brothers were all bom
an the 16th of December, different
THE WAITERS COLUMN BY H. W
SMITH EXTENDS A MERR
CHRISTMAS AND A HAPP
NEW YEAR TO ALL.
By H. W. SMITH
The U. S. Senate have not reached
a decision on the new feelers for a
loan to Britain. •
Rumors has it that the Anti-Lynch
Bill will be called up for debate soon.
U. S. Senator Wherry is now very
much in favor of price control on all
Food items. Could it be the coining
Nebraska has had some real winter
weather to date.
Chicago detectives rounded five
crooks and trap them in a basement
as they try to tunnel their way into
currency exchange firm.
The Week Column wishes you
Merry Christmas and a Happy Ne
Calling Mrs. Veterinarian
Women members of the veteri
nary profession are forming a new
national organization of their own.
All women who are graduates of
recognized veterinary colleges are
Jligible for membership, whether or
lot they are still active in animal
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