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About The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19?? | View Entire Issue (May 15, 1948)
Entered as Second Class Matter March 15, 1927, at the Post
Office at Omaha, Nebraska, under the Act of Congress of
March 3 1879,
C. C. Galloway — — — — President
Mrs. Flurna Cooper — — — ice-President
C. C. Gadoway — — — — Acting Editor
V. V. Merrill — — — Secretary and Treasurer
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SHALL WE IMITATE THE FAILURES?
There is a sentence in the Second Annual Report of the
President's Council of Economic Advisors which should be
read and pondered by every American who has the slightest
interest in the preservation of our liberties. The sentence
says that it shall be “The continuing policy and responsibility
of the Federal government to use all practicable means . . . .
to co-ordinate and utilize all its plans, functions, and resources,
for the purpose of creating adn maintaining .... conditions
under which there will be afforded useful employment op
portunitities, including self-employment, for those able, will
ing, and seeking to work, and to promote maximum employ
ment, production, and purchasing power."
The language of that is pretty bleary, but the meaning
is clear. It amounts to a recommendation that the government
be given carte blanche authority to direct and to control all
the industrial and agricultural and other production tools in
the country. For, unless that is done, how will it be possible
for the government to attempt to guarantee that everyone
will have a job, everyone will be prosperous, and everyone
will have cradle to the grave security?
It is, of course, the old planned economy argument
couched in highly generalized terms. The fact that no country,
including ours, has been able to make a planned economy
produce anything except a lower standard of living and a
browbeaten people doesn’t seem to bother the Economic Ad
visors in the slightest. Nor does the equally obvious fact
that giving unlimited authority to an army of politicians,
many of whom have never demonstrated a talent for anything
except hanging on to a public job, is the surest way to gum
up the production machine.
The doctrine bears a very suspicious resemblance to that
followed with fanatical singleness of purpose by England’s
labor government in bringing the British Empire to virtual
bankruptcy. Going farther, it isn’t different in any essential
from that which underlies the economic and social policy in
the Soviet Union. The state plans everything, does every
thing, guarantees everything. And the individual pays the
tax bill and does what he is told or else.
The whole tone of the Economic Advisors report is that
free enterprise is a bad and dangerous thing, and that it should
be replaced by more and bigger government—in other words,
that we should follow the same socialization pattern that is
destroying freedom in England and Europe. It looks af is we
need a thorough house cleaning among the deep thinkers
at the top level. ; _
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The spring and early summer community clean-up is one
of the oldest and mbst valuable of American institutions. It
makes for attractive homes and towns. According to medical
men, it helps fight disease, by getting rid of germ-filled retuse.
And it is absolutely essential to fire prevention.
Many fire departments have on hand self-inspection
guides prepared by the National Boat-i of Fire Underwriters.
The advice given is simple—and it is also vital to domestic
and industrial safetv. All rubbish in and out of buildings
should be gathered up and disposed of. Heating equipment
of all kinds should be inspected by experts in order to readm
it for hard use next winter, and needed repairs should be made
at once. Electric cords, lamps and appliances- should also be
checked for possible dangers. Flammables, such as paint and
gleaning liquids, should be carefully stsored. and rags which
are used with them should be kept only in closed metal
Careful clean-ups were never more needed than new. Last
March alone, fire destroyed over 74 thousand dollars worth of
property—a jump of about 2.5 per cent over the same month
a year ago. Unless it is1 checked, a new high record of waste
will again be established this year. Those dollars are respre
sented by lost housing, buildings, food, raw materials, manu
factured goods, and everything else that can burn. And along
with property, fire takes more than 10,000 lives annually. The
spring clean-up can be one of fire’s most effective enemies.
It is a significant fact that four of the pricipal candidates
for the Republican Presidential nomination, whose views are
at great variance on many matters, have all gone on record
against super-government as exemplified by the proposed
Missouri Valley Authority. Mr. Stassen said flatly, “I am
opposed to the MVA method.” Senators Taft and Vandenberg
have consistently opposed the idea in the Senate. And Gov.
Dewey characterized it is “an act of dictatorship.” He has
also been strongly critical of the Tennessee Valley Authority.
It is not surprising that the MVA should produce a
meeting of minds among men who are frequently opposed on
major issues. For we have learned, at an enormous cost, that
when we have “a little socialism” we simply upon the way for
“total socialism.” The TVA, for instance, allegedly came into
being as a flood control and reclamation agency, which would
pitoduce hydroelectric power as a rather insignificant by
product. Now TVA wants 4 million dollars to start construc
tion of a 54 million dollar steam plant which has no connection
at all with reclamation or any other legitimate governmental
function, and is a 100 per cent commercial venture. TVA is
a total government.
What Mr. Stassen has described as “overriding” Federal
authorities always expend until public opinion forces Congress
to drastically change policy and apply the brakes. They are
empires, and the administrator is king. Whether he is a good
king or a bad one is simply a matter of chance. In either case
the people and the enterprises of the region have nothing tc
say. They take what is offered or go without. We thus create
eentrailized, dictatorial government with a vengeance. And
the liberties of the people, to which some politicians pay lip
service and. little else, are gradually destroyed.
Editor'* Not*:- Subalt your problems for publication to ABBE'
■ALLACE, la ear# of this newspaper. Clve your full name, ad
dress and blrtbdate. For a 'private reply* send Abbe's staaped
envelope and twenty-flv* cents for one of bis new and Inspiring
•LESSONS FOR HAPPIER LIVING.* Your latter wtll bs treated
•onfldentlally. Send 25 cents la cola, staaps or money order.
Address your latter ts: Tbs*«‘RBE* I ALL ACE Service, la oar* of
B. C.—My husband plans to en
roll in embalming school this
fall. We have both worked,
saved a considerable sum of
been begging me to go along
and take the course with him.
My field is beauty culture but
of course I want to do the
thing that will help him most.
Ans: Go along with him to
school. You could be a wonder
ful help to your husband in his
business. For your past eight
years you have successfully
operated your own shop and
this experience will be invalu
able in the business he plans to
M.M.J.—I have three children
and I am divorced from my
husband. He married again and
and is now getting his divorce.
He writes and has asked me to
marry him over again. He
wants to be with me and the
children and says he loves no
one 'but me. I want to know if
I should marry him?
Ans: Not immediately. After
his divorce becomes final, put
him on probation, so to speak,
for at least three months or
more. If he can prove beyond
all doubt that he loves you and
wants to make a home for you
and his children, you might
consider him again. Right now
he’s keyed up emotionally and
wants your love and sympathy
B. D. T. —Mother wants to
get a car and she thinks I’ll
wreck it because I’m left hand
ed. I have driven a tractor but
have never had the opportun
ity to learn to drive a car.
What do you think about her
Ans: A car can afford you a lot
of pleasurer. You can learn to
drive. The fact that you are
left - handed doesn’t make a
great deal of difference. When
your mother buys the car—ar
ran with the driving school in
your city to teacn you or pay
some individual to give you
instructions. You are old en
ough to get a license.
HERE IS GOOD NEWS!
You can send for a lucky Zod
iac Coin thru this column.
Send your b'irthdate (the mon
th and day) with 25 cents and
mail your letter to Abbe’ Wal
ace at the above address.
A. A.—While on a trip in Kan
sas the porter let me fall off
the train. He failed to put the
step down. I don’t seem to be
hurt but everybody says I
should sue them. Please tell
me what to do?
Ans: Consult ycyir family doc
tor for a physical examination.
If you have .suffered no ill
effects from the fall, you wo-,
uld not feel happy suing the
company. Report the accident
to the railroad on which you
were riding, just in case some
thinv developes later on. They
will get in touch with you.
E. M. F.—My husband and
I are the same as brothers and
sister. He has stopped loving
me. He was kind, loving and
good when we first were mar
ried. He is ice looking ’but he
thinks all the girls are crazy
about him. When we go to a
ssow, he pouts if I don’t get
on a row with lots of girls and
let him sit next to them. I say
there’s no fool like an old fool.
Should I leave him ?
j Ans: No— don’t give up eve
ry thing you have worked for
all of these years. He thinks
ladies but they are not too
impressed with his overtures.
It won’t be long until he real
ies the facts, so be patient and
let him get it out of his system
Send for Happier Living Les
son No. 2 How to hold Your
Mate, price 25 cents—It may
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TO THE EDITOR:
The urgent importance of mail
and telegrams to Washington
against enactment of a jim
crow draft cannot be overem
phasised. The fate of Negro
youth for generations hangs in
the balance during the next
May I therefore ask that you
urge your readers to write,
wire or even telephone per
son to person the folloing men
Senator Robert A. Taft,
Washington, D. C.
Senator Arthur Vandenberg
Washigton, D. C.
Speaker of the House Jose
ph W. Martin, Jr.
One’s own two senators and
If these senators and con
gressmen return to their home
on weekends, they should be'
yisited by individuals or dele
gations from organizations.
With all good wishes,
A. Philip Randolph, Nation
al Treasurer Committee Ag
ainst Jimcrowin Military train
ing and service.
217 West 125th Street, New
York City, N. Y.
H B. j
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CHICAGO, ILL. — A six-week
old mystery of a small frame cot
tage here, was solved when police
forced a window and burst in upon
a family which had shut out the
world for nearly two months. The
mother, Mrs. Margaret Sutter, 45,
and her son John, 17, were found
in a living room of filth, while the
younger son Robert, 9, was found
hiding in a closet. Mrs. Sutter is
shown screaming her protests, as
she is forcibly taken from her
home by a matron and officers of
the Chicago Police. She is being
held for observation in a psycho
pathic hospital. During the me
lee, she bit a police captain and
nnother officer, before being sub
dued. The Sutter family locked
themselves up after their father,
John, left home nearly two months
ago, and according to the older
son, “the neighbors started bother*
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breath if the only reason you have
bad breath is because of consti
pation. Black-Draught, the friend
ly laxative, is usually prompt and
thorough when taken as directed.
It costs only a penny or less a
dose. That’s why it has been a
best-seller with four generations.
If you are troubled with such symp- :
toms as loss of appetite, headache, j
upset stomach, flatulence, physical
fatigue, sleeplessness, mental hazi
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OUR GUEST COLUMN
Continued from Page One
GI’s have their long-delayed
story in open hearing."
Witnesses scheduled to test
ify include white and colored
veterans, war correspondents,
WACs and Waves, men who
served sentences in military
or civilian prisons in protest
against Army segregation, and
others. Also invited to testify
are Secretary of Defense Jas,
Forrestal and his aide, Jas. C.
Evans; Secretary of the Army
Kenneth C. Royall, Secretary
of the Navy John Sullivan,
Secretary of the Air W. Stuart
Symington, General Lewis B,
Hershey and his aide, Col.
Campbell Johnson, Basil
O’Connor, chairman of the
American Red Cross; Justice
Owen J. Roberts, chairman of
the President’s Amnesty
Board, and J. L. Williams,
general traffic manager of the
Grevhound Corporation. One
of the sorest wartime ooints
for Negro GIs, Mr. Randolph
pointed out, was the policy of
segregated transportation in
the southern states.
The hearings, which include
the Saturday afternoon and
evening session, will conclude
with testimony on Sunday
mprning between 10:30 a.m.
and 1 pm.
Look for the coupon in this
paper. Take this coupon to
Tony’s and get your discount
on ladies composition heels.
Lost But Won Election
A man who made no election cam
paign and who did not have the high
est number of electoral votes was
elected President of the United
States in 1824. World Book encyclo
pedia says that John Quincy Adams
made little effort to get votes, but
received 15 less electoral votes than
the leading candidate, Andrew Jack
son. Adams was selected by the
house of representatives because
none of the candidates had a ma
(Continued from page one)
anti carves its own path ruth
lessly through the open sky.
It needs no steel ribbons to
guide its course, nor does it
have tracks whose dimensions
of relation to each other must
be forever aligned. God Al
mighty Himself is the archi
tect and engineer of its way.
Not so on railroads.
Men, human beings walking
on foot and often themselves
encrusted with coatings of ice,
must throw and salt switches
in the dead of winter nights,
measure rails to kee them “at
peace” with each other, re
build the stone mattresses on
which c-rossties lay. And all
of this so that a banana grown
in the tropic may catch the eye
of a child at Sandusky,, or that
a salesman of zippers may keep
an appointment witth a circus
wardrobe mistress during a
on'e-day stand at- Southern
Negroes have a huge hartd
in this work wherever the
railroads go. Whether South,
where they form a major por
tion of the “section hands”
group, or along the seaboards,
where their inclusion in this
work is now almost a hundred
years old', they guarantee with
their hands and their “know
how”, safe passage of both
human and inhuman cargo.
Without what they do, the
crack trains of the world’s
greatest fleets would have to
creep along at a snail’s pace,
or pile up like so many heaps
of crushed steel along road
beds the nation over.
New type of glare-reducing
surface for lenses and other
optical arts is covered by a
Covering for food packages,
made of newsboard and paper,
making pacage substantially
insectproof is disclosed.
Start of Soup Kitchens
Soap kitchens for needy children
were started In Germany In 1790
when Count Rumford Invited hun
gry children to his municipal
“bread line" in Munich.
- Fat Salvage Thrift Appeals'
Ij To Large and Small Budgets
Used Cooking Fo» is Only "Waste" Food Prodoct
Women Are Paid For Saving, Home Economists Say
American thriftij-ess is helping
} to beat the fata and oils shortage.
quonset huts or
leys In yachts
in cramped or
ters, all contrib
fat at the rate
- ids. a month.
"During 1947, American women
and the army and navy .salvaged
118,204,000 pounds of used cook
ing fat, which is an average of
nearly 4 pounds for every family
in the United States, and repre
sents a remarkable contribution
to world economy because prior
to 1941, all this kitchen grease
was thrown out,” the American
Fat Salvage^ Committee reports.
! Home econo
women, no mat
ter _who they
are or where
little 'fat that
rises to the top
and the grease that collects In
broiler pans ts just as worthy of
being saved as the used cooking
fat left after frying," they say.
Saving is Easiest
"Besides, saving used cooking
fat is the easiest thing to do with
grease. If you put It down the
drain, the drain clogs; if you'
throw It out in the garbage, it
seeps through paper bags and
stains the garbage pail. So even 1
though pouring used cooking fat ■
into a fat salvage container is a
little effort, in the long run. it is ]
the 'quickest and cleanest way of
disposing of It
"Emphasized also by cooking
experts is the fact that kitchen i
, grease is the
5 only thing that
i often goes Into
jj the garbage
| pail that, can
5 be Bold for
; cash. . Orange
rinds are gra
ly into cakes
and . podding,
hot the ma
jority of them
' go out in7the
garbage. Eggshells end their lives
when they are opened and the
yolk and, white' removed. Potato
peelings,1"often carrying some'of
the potato with them, are thrown"
out Used cooking fat Is the only"
product Jfor£wbicb ryou^recetve*
money.’afterj you 3 have J your*
money's worth In food value from*
“now to ytTmoot UAH&tum*...
On party lines, spacing calls and avoiding
long calls definitely helps incoming calls get
through—those for you and everybody on
Some incoming ralla are bound to be the
let’s-play-bridge, meet-me-downtown, how
about-a-show kind of call you don’t want
We can’t guarantee you’ll be invited out.
But isn’t it worth a try?
NORTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY
HURRY TO 2229 Lake Street for good
eats; such as Beef Stew, Chili,
Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, etc.
Out food* Are Real Gone
HURRY RACK CAFE
2229 Lake St.- JA: 9195
Sfrt. Ella Mae Tucker, Supervisor
J. Mason and E. Washington, Props.
Quick Service Cleaner
Dry Cleaning Hatworks
PICK-UP — DELIVERY CASH— CARRY
Everyday On eDay Service
PRESSING DONE 10
While You Wait 2 Hour Service
1837 North 24th Street Telephone JAekaon4117
24th & Lake Sts.
LAKE SHOE SERVICE
Note Is The Time To Get
Your Shoes Rebuilt!
Quality Material & Guaranteed
2407 Lake Street
“It Pays To Look WeK”
MAYO’S BARBER SHOP
Ladies and Children’s Work
2422 Lake Street
. PHONE JA 4635
2-1 th and Erskine
516 North 16th
IT YOUR DOOR OJt FAVORITE STORE
^ B r Boa Paulson
rr~Av~t w i
“II it comes to choosin’ between a
’controlled’ or a “free’ privation,
gimme the latter. It won’t last so
long because l can do somethin’
— """"- I
An auxiliary refrigerating
unit, intended to be used in
mechanical refrigerators when
more ice cubes are needed is
in your future.
Cigars may soon have wrap
pers of paper-thin all-tobacco
sheets manufactured by a pro
cess recently invented by two
New Jersey men.
3118 North 24th Street
This coupon is worth 10
cents on ladies leather
Monday On 1 y
CLIP CURLING IRON with sprint $1
in handle. Complete-Kill price . . . * "
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! BRASS COMB—11 51
i Ocmd Toth. Wood or wire handle “
f*SM' MARCEL IRON —
Plain or Rolling $173
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