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About The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19?? | View Entire Issue (Feb. 14, 1948)
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Glamourous Josephine Baker
was swarmed by former G. I.’s
who had seen her perform in
Noith Africa during the war and
are shown co'ngradulating the
Hundreds paid tribute to Joseph
P. Geddes, beloved mortician of
New Orleans, who was buried last
week. Active locally in business
and civic organizations, he was
president of the National Negro
Bussiness i league.
The funeral procession was sev
eral blocks long, as people all
over -the nation attended. A. G.
Gaston of Birmingham, president
of the National Negro Business
league, represented his organia
the famous entertainer following^
her informal I talk at Fisk Univer-j
sity recently. Veteran students I
from left to right are: Clifford
M a t thews, Gainesville, Florida.
THE JOLLY MATES
February 7, 1948. The Jolly j
Mates Club was called to order]
by our president, Mr. John Da\i-:
at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Marcy Bryant, 2021 North 21 St.
Alter the closing of the meeting
a lovely repast was served by our
hostess. We always love to meet i
at Mr. and Mrs. Bryants, because
they serve such good food. We
are also very sorry to loose one
of our good couples, Mr. and Mrs.'
James Brown. But our loss is
someone’s gahi. Good luck, Mr.
and Mrs. Brown from all your
former members of the Jolly
Mates Club. To those that were
not able .to be present at the
meeting and do not know of our
member, Mr. Charles Young be
ing ill at home, try to go see him
and cheer him up. We hope Mr.
Young will bq back with us soon.
Let’s work together, be together,
The largest football game attend
ance was at Soldier geld. Chicago,
November 16, 1929, when 112,912
spectators watched Notre Dame de
feat Southern California 13 to 12.
Robert Stewart, Brooklyn. New
Yo>'k. Benjamin Johnson, Boston,|
Massachusetts; and Leroy Ander
son, Charleston, South Carolina.
—Photo by F P Roberts’ Studio
National Beauty Culturist’s
Local 1 01, National Beauty
Culturists’ League met Monday,
February 2, at 7:45 p. m. The
meeting was opened by the presi
dent. The Club pledged S25.00
to the \. M. C. A. drive. The
Ways and Means Committee gave
their report on the Turkey Dinner
to be given Sunday, March 7, from
one to 3 p. m. ,
Mrs. Marie Robinson present
ed to our president a beautiful
gift from the Club for\her splen
did services during 1947.
TMeeting was adjourned.
The next meeting will be Mon
day, February 16, 1948, at the
AlthouSe School of Cosmetology
Members, please be present.
Business is important.
Making Waterproof Glue
Waterproof glue having good ad
hesive qualities can be made by
soaking ordinary glue in water un
til it swells, then draining. Put the
glue in a glue pot and add an
equal amount of linseed oil, cook
this mixture slowly until the mix
ture is a jellylike mass. It will
spread easily if heated before be
CARD OF THANKS
We thank the friends for the
kind words of sympathy
and beautiful cards.; sent
relative to the death of my
only brother, Fred Jones.
. . .Allen Jones and Family . ■ ■
The Omaha “Hey, Bob' traffic
safety campaign got under way
Friday, at high-noon. A special
event, a paradd of some 25 vehic
les lead by an old-fashioned horsS
drawn hearse. The hearse carried
two white crosses signifying the
two traffic fatalities for 1918. The
crosses were placed on tie lau‘11
in front of the Douglas County
Other vehicles in the paraae
included approximately 15 mod
ern hearses and several wrecked
automobiles which have been in
volved in traffic accidents.
The parade formed 'between 16
and 17th on Capitol Avenue and
proceeded south on 16th Street
to Harney Street; west on Harney
Street to 18th Street; north on
ldth to Farnam Street and east
on Farnam to the front of the1
Mr. Glenn L. Cavanaugh, pre
Gounciil, placed the white crosses
into position oni the lawn. A few
words from thd Honorable Mayor
Charles W. Leeman officially
opened the campaign.
A similar parade took place
in South Omaha Saturday, at 11
o’clock with ceremonies in front
of the Post Office.
William H. Redd, 75 yrs., ii220j
Will is Avenue, died Wednesday,
February 4th at atlocal hospital.
Mr.(Redd had been a resident of
Ghiaha six «years, having came
here from Cheyenne, Wyoming,
where he had been employed for
trirty-five years at the First Nat
ional Bank. He wa sa Mass*.-, a
member of Western Star Lodge
No. 6 of Cheyenne. He is survived
by 2 brothers, Mr. George Redd,
Mr. Joe Redd, 'of Omaha and
other relatives. Funeral services
were held Tuesday afternoon from
Thomas Mortuary with Rev. H. W
Bletson, officiating. Rough Ashler
Lodge No. 1^ C. G. Dudley W. M.
in charge of Masonic Rites with
burial at Laurel Hill Cemetery.
First in U.S. to get Government
Insured Farm Mortgage Loan
x The first insured tarm mortgage
loan in the United States to a
Negro family was made to Mr.
and Mrs. R. C. Collins of Chan
c e 11 o r, Alabama, through the
Farmers Home Administration of
the Department of Agriculture.,
Upper Left—Collins, World
War II veteran, and his wife, Jes
sie Lee, receive the deen to their
new farm from J. L. Crowell.
Geneva County, Alabama, Sup
ervisor of'the Farmers Home Ad
Lower Left—The Collins fam
ily on the front steps of their new
home. He served four years in the
Pacific during the war with the
903 rd Air Base Security Battal
ion as sergeant in charge of com
munications. They have two child
ren, a six year old son and a baby
Upper right —Sharecropper’s
cabin that wras their home for
more than two years' after his dis
charge from ahe Army in 1945.
Right Centre—Newly nainted.
white, 7 room bungalow which the
young couple moved into on New
^ ear’s Day. It has 3 bedrooms,
a large living room, dining room,
kitchen, bath and ample closet
space. The house is wired for
electricity and has1 running water.
The farm contains 120 acres writh
80 under cjltivation. The 40 year
loan was made by the Citizen’s
dank ot Geneva (Alabama) and
I is guaranteed by the Government.
[ Center Inset— Collins checking
his electric water pump which
supplies an abundant water sup
ply for the house and bam.
Lower Right— Mrs. Collins
witr a few- of her chickens.She has
25 hens now and plans to increase
this number! to 100 by Spring.
Bandit Escape with $1186 in
In a daring daylight robbery
at the Ca'ver Saving Loan Bank
2114 Lake St. a masked bandit]
held up the cashier Miss Audrey |
Forrest, 21, 2518 Lake St. fore-.
inff her to give him $llbb dollars |
in cash that was in the cash draw
At the time of the hold-up
around 10:30 A. M. Miss For
rest was in the bank alone wheni
the bandit came in. He immed
iately demanded the money point
ing a gun at Miss Forrest. She
gave him what was in the drawer,
and he scooped it up and ran out.
The discretion of the bandit
as given by Miss Forrest was as
follows: “He was tall, thin, and
dark complexion. He was wear
ing a dark green overcoat pulled
up a dirty light fodor hat, he wore
a black cloth or hankerchief over
his face. He was around 25 years
old, six feet tall, weight around
160 pounds. Miss Forrest had
never seen the man before in the
bank at anytime or hanging about
At the time of the holdup Mr.
Milton Johnson, President of Car
var Saving Loan Bank had to step
out to go down to the Johnson
Drug Store he operates on North
24th Street, to fill urgent sub
The Carvar Saving and Loan
has been organized almost two
years during a successful business
at 2414 Lake Street. Miss Forrest
has been imployed by the firm
about a yea1'
Mr. Milton Johnson stated that
the money was fully insured and
his hope of a speedy apprehen
ish of the bandit.
Goodwill Spring Musical
Choirs Annual Service on
Sunday, February 22
The Goodwill Spring Musical
Choir will have its 6th Annual
Service and Sermon at St. Johns
A. M. E. Church Sunday, Febr.
22, 1948 at 3 p. m.
The Rev. E. B. Childress will
deliver the main sermon on the
subject My Service To My Church
There will be about 300 choir
members representing various
church dressed iin their vested
robes of many colors, making a
very beautiful though sacret pro
cession. The Senior Choirs will
be marching in from one door.
The Junior Choir will be coming
in from the other door.
It would be well to plan to
come on time friends if you desire
a good seat up front. Space will
be reserved for the deconness and
Stewardess boards of the various
The present of all ministers of
The presence of all ministers
of the various choirs for moral
s pporrt will be deeply appreciat
ed at this services.
L. L. Me Vey.
The Theme of a Inter-racial
Service at ]the First Congrega
tional Church, 20 Davenport
sponsored by the Omaha Church
Council was Practice Brotherhood
eRpresentative of Methodist.
Baptist and Presbyterian faith
took part in this service.
The Call to Worsrip was giv
en by the singing of three num*
under the direction of Mrs. Pearl
Gibson and the congregation. The
Church is One Foundation, What
a Friend we Have in Jesus, I love
to tell the Story, Invocation, Re
I sponsive Readings lead by Rev.
E. B. Childress, Scripture Lesson
Rev. Chas. Tyler reading from
Romans 1:3—17., Pastorial pray
er led by Mrs. Northcross of Beth
al Baptist Church. The choir sang
the song I Want To Be A Christ
. .Dr. Reverand Harold James of
the First Congregational Church
delivered the bermon in absen
delivered the sermon in absence
of Reverand Perkins who suffer
ed a heart attack in the morning
thus he was unable to attend. The
theme of the inspiring message
Ye Shall Not See My Face Ex
cept with Thy Brother. Following
the sermon was prayer, a hymn'
Rise Lp, 0 Men of God. and then!
the Benediction by Reverand!
Family Quarrel leads Arrest!
A family guarrel that began
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.
Shaw, 2201 No. 25th St. (between
them . nd which later was began
again in front of 417 So. 38 St.
where they were arrested led to
their appearance in Police Court
on Monday, February 9th. After
an. admonishment by Judge Den
nis O'Brien and both agreeing
tto settle thdir family troubles
in a more peaceful manner at'
home, the Judge dismissed them.
Vegetable Fuel Oils
Vegetable oils, abundant In Bra
zil, are being used to contribute to
the solution of the fuel problem in
that country. The idea of using
vegetable oil as a substitute for pe
troleum is not a recent one. Ever
since mineral oil began to get
scarce, experiments have been
made in different countries with oil
of vegetable origin.
Gulf States V'M.A Laymen’s
Delegates to the first meeting I
of the newly organized Gulf States
YMCA Laymens conference are
shown above at the J^pkson St.
Branch "YMCA. \ i • ■ k ~ .. vi
Associations fron1 Baton Ilouge.
New Orleans and Sheveport, in
Louisianna; Vicksburg and Jack
son, in Mississippi, and Mobile.
My Brother Talks To Horses
Hollywood— (CNS)— Lillian
YARBO, second from left, under
goes rigid exercises which the
lady of the house, Spring Byring
ton, insists upon in the oldtime
country picture “My Brother
Talks To Horses.” Not enjoying
the moment are stars Peter Law
ford and Bevpi’ly Tyler.
Lillian Yarbo Slated for New
has just announced that Lillian
.YOUR FAMILY'S FOOD
Monotony in Meals —
Monotony in Meals, by Mrs Eve
lyn Halm, Red Cross Nutrition
Do you ever get in a ,rut with
your meal planning? It’s so easy
to fall into the habit of serving
the same foods over and over.
Of course, with food prices still at
their highest peak, homemakers
with limited food budgets are
tempted to stick to 'the lower-cost
foods day- after day. Monotyony
may creep into meals—when ithe
same foods are repeated without
varying the form of serving them.
The other day a homemaker
told me that her market order of
groceries from a particular store
had not varied tor four years. She
thought she kept her grocery bill
in this way. In such cases families
may exhibit tired appetites and
eat less of the essential foods.
Food waste may also occur and
good nutrition may suffer.
IS etc Ideas ISeeded
Meal planning takes more time
when one is watching the bud&et
and it also requires more skill to
prepare low-cost foods tastily and
Instead of throwing up yo r
hands—and saying youTre doing
the best you can with food prices
as they are, —maybe some new
ideas can help. There are tasty
ways of serving cheaper cuts of
neat—as beef heart, or low-cost
Fruits—as prunes, that you may
tot have heard of. I’ve seen child
Yarbo, long time city actress.]
will have the important role of
“NIGHTEhGALE in the Joe: Pas^
ternak production of “A Date with
Judy” which stars Wallace Berry
Robert Stack, Jane Powell and
Miss Yarbo. last seen as a
schoolgirl in “A/y Brother Talks
To Horses”. will sing a group of
spirituals with Wallace Berry in
the new flicker, as the trusted
ren accept prunes day after day
in a new combination. This is
possible with all the low-cost
For ideas with low-cost foods—
Red Cross Nutrition Service can
help you. Meal planning classes
are now being arranged. Call the
Chapter House, ATlantic 2723.
Arrestsed for Receiving
tion Under False Pretense
Thursday February 5, 1948,
Viola Boozer, 33, 2482 No. 25th
St. was arrested for receiving
payments from the Nebraska
State Employment office while
S. S. Pruit, Jr. 48, 2413 Ham
ilton St. was booked on four
counts; he was receiving pay
ments from the Nebraska State
Employment Office while em
Toney L. Biggs, 28, 2850 Cor
by St. arrested for receiving pay
ments of compensation from the
Nebraska State Employment Of-'
fice while employed.
Lonz Williams, 49, 2525 Ers
kine St. was booked on 4 counts;
he too was receiving payments
of unemployment compensation
that he was not entitled to be
cause he was working.
William B. Davis, 2514 Corby
St. was picked up for receiving
U n e m p loyment compensation
from the Nebraska State Employ
ment Office while receiving com
pensation from other sourses. . .
\la. were represented. Robert E.
[ones Jr., of Mobile was elected
aresident and Cecil Carter, New
James Owens, Friday, Febr. 6
at 24th and Ohio Si.
John F. Wiley, 25, 2219 Ohio
5t. booked for Reckless driving.
Thelma Murry 22, 2108 Ers
kine St. and Lyle W. Lawson,
2585 No. 19 St. 31, were ar
rested for -Disturbance of Peace
and fighting on Thursday, Feb
Held For Investigation
Willie B. Bremen, 983 No. 25
Robert Wm. Dixion, 2616 Bur
dette St. arrested'at 1911 North
Cuts Herself with Knife
Geneva Reed, 23, was in the
Apex Beer Tavern, Thursday,
February 5, 1948 with her boy
friend Robert Glassco, 27, 2222
Grace St. They were drinking
and soon an arguement began.
Glassco £tuck h)s ha*nd in his
pocket as though he was going
to reach for something. Geneva
pulled a knife she had conceal
ed in her pocketbook, stricking
at Robert, missing him and cut
ting herself on the left wrist.
Police booked Glassco for
drunkness, Disturbing the peace
Geneva was booked for disturb
ing the peace by fighting.
In police court Monday morn
ing, February 9th., before Judge
Dennis O’Brien they were dis
missed because of Glassco re
fusal to testify against Geneva
for trying to cut him.
According to your Honor the
Judge O’Brien as stated to this
reporter after the trail and in a
case similar to this in Police
Court. Much pressure is brought
on the Judges tfor not giving out
the severest penalty * and in some
persons in various civic organiz
ations have become eery out
spoken about it. The Judges
hands are tied because when a
case such as the Reed and Glas
sco case and the Mallory and
Burn case come up, the two make
up before the trail and refuse to
testify against the other thus it
causes the Judge either to have
to dismiss the case entirely or
place a fine for the cost of the
court.’ Until this situation has a
remedy, continued cases such as
these will be turned out of court
for lack of sufficient evidence to
Railway Electric Signal
Thomas Edison invented the bat
tery cell which powered the first
electric semaphore signal ever used
on an American railroad. He
worked 10 years on what is some
times called his greatest invention
—a battery designed especially for
railroad purposes, the prototype ot
modern batteries whose use by rail
roads ranges all the way from air
conditioning to the propulsion of
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