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A&TMoves Into Million Dollar Library
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A & T COLLEGE took a big
step forward last week in moving
into its brand new, million-dollar
library. The top photo shows the
five-story structure which cost
$1,100,000, including equipment.
The middle photo is a scene cf
the first day’s activity in one of
the two spacious reading rooms.
At bottom is one of the five
lounges in the student activity
Official State Map
State Engineer L. N. Ress has
announced that the 1955 official
state highway map is ready for
distribution. This map shows 1
the state highway system by sur- j
face type as of* January 1, 1955.
Anyone wishing copies of this
map may secure them by writing
the Information Section, Depart
ment of Roads and Irrigation,
State House, Lincoln, Nebraska.
There is no charge for the map.
Mr. R. A. Thomas, a member of
Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, was a
last Sunday visitor at the Main |
Street Baptist Church, Excelsior
The Rev. W. R. Palmer is the
pastor at the Main Sfreet Baptist
* * * *
The Rev. Crowder of Omaha is j
visiting his sister-in-law, the Rev.
and Mrs. Robert Garrette of Mar
Parents in Mo.
Mr. and Mrs. Wayman Spriggs
of 1904 Ohio have returned from j
vacationing in St. Paul, Minn, and
In Marshall they were reunited i
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Moten and his parents, the Rev. j
and Mrs. J. S. Spriggs.
Last Wednesday they were din
ner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Waite
Smith of Marshall, Mo.
ftivestment is now so integral
a part of the U. S. economy fiber
that, directly or indirectly, nearly
every adult American has become
Mr. and Mrs. William Parker,
of 2825 North 24th Street have
just returned from a vacation in
They made stopovers at Kan
sas City, Excelsior Springs and
While in Kansas City they were
the guests of relatives, Mr. and
Mrs. Samuel Jones and Mr. and
Mrs. Everett Lee. They admitted
have a “lovely time” in the met
After relaxing at Excelsior
Springs in the Moore Hotel, the
Parkers journeyed on to Lee’s
Summitt to enjoy the “beautiful
Also, Mr. and Mrs. Parker were
able to visit the Unity School of
Christianity while at the latter
and encourage anyone not hav
ing seen the educational institu
tion, to visit there too.
Sgt. Carl Bryant
Finishes 3 Weeks
Course In Calif.
Sgt. Carl A. Bryant, Jr., son ot
Mr. and Mrs. Carl A. Bryant of
2612 Maple Street, recently com
pleted a three week course in
Atomic, Biological and Chemical
Defense at Santa Ana, California.
In June 1952, the Marine Ser
geant graduated from the Omaha
Technical High School and next
joined the Marines for four years.
Almost all of his service has j
been in Hawaii until the return
to California for undergoing the
specially designed Marine train
ing. Part of his work included
getting familiarized with a Geiger
Upon finishing his additional
year, Sgt. Bryant plans to con
tinue his education at the Uni
Colorful Career Of Legendary
Hero Depicted In “Davy Crock
ett, King Of The Wild Frontier”
Few men have lived more ad
venturous lives than Davy Crock
ett. whose colorful career is de
picted by Walt Disney in “Davy
Crockett, King of the Wild Front
ier,” starring Fess Parker and
Buddy Ebsen, now playing at the
As seen in the feature length
production, in color by Technicol
or, Davy grew bored with simply
fighting bears to death and be
gan trying to “grin” them down.
When his “death grin” failed,
Davy was forced to wrestle the
bear into submission.
The same valor that disting
uished (Crockett as a bear slayer
won him further fame as an In
dian hunter. He joined General
Andrew Jackson’s regulars to
fight depredating Creeks. But
Crockett was also a fair man who
lived by the motto. “Be sure
you’re right, then go ahead.”
When Jackson later attempted to
deprive Indians of certain gov
ernmental rights, Davy vocifer
ously opposed his one-time gen
None of Crockett s exploits,
however, surpassed his heroism
at the Alamo. With a group of
miscellaneous drifters scornfully
called “Crockett’s Company,”
the fabulous Tennessean joined
Col. Jim Bowie’s volunteers at
the Alamo and defended it to
“Davy Crockett, King of the
Wild Frontier” is released by
Buena Vista. It was photograph
ed in actual settings throughout
Tennessee and the Great Smoky
Mountains under the direction of
versity of Hawaii.
About this his father said, “I
hope he’ll continue his work in
Chemistry and Biology after be
Excessive personal income tax
es may so penalize success that,
to the investor, the risks will not
seem worth taking. ,
Edward O. Smith
Mr. Edward Odel Smith, age
48 years, of 1826 No. 23rd St.
expired suddenly Tuesday morn
ing, June 14, 1955 at the home of
He was a native of Omaha and
a Veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Vivian Smith; sister, Mrs. Marie
Gray, Los Angeles, Calif.; foster
father, Mr. Charles Gordon, O
maha; four cousins, one niece and
Funeral services were held
Monday, June 20, 1955 at 2:00
p.m. from the Myers Brothers
Funeral Chapel with Rev. Char
les Tyler officiating. Interment
was in the Soldiers Circle at
Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Messrs. J.
Walker, E. D. Jackson, M. Par
nell, H. Thomas, W. Thomas and
To Aid Young
The Nebraska Game (Commis
sion is concerned with the public’s
efforts to give aid to ‘apparent-1
ly’ orphaned wildlife.
Each spnng numerous inci
dents occur in which people try
to help wildlife by taking care of
all sorts of young they happen
According to a Game Commis
sion spokesman, “Besides the
strict legal aspect of people try
ing to raise baby game animasls i
and birds, our concern is also!
for the safety of the people.
Many of our “cute” game babies
become quite dangerous as they
grow' up. After all, they are
basically wild animals.”
“Many of the young found ap
parently abandoned are not a
bandoned. If people would leave
them alone, the majority of them
will be re-united with their moth
ers”, he continued.
“Legally, anyone who has a
young game animal is violating
the law as much as if they shot
Theodore Roosevelt Post No. 30
American Legion had its an
nual nomination of officers for
the fiscal year. The final elec
tion will be held the first Thurs
day in July, the 7th day of the
And it is hereby urged that
all paid up members with 1955
cards be present and make your
final selection of the officers to
guide the destinies of the Post
for the coming fiscal year.
The Ladies Auxiliary have com
pleted their nomination of offi
cers and are waiting for the final
election coming up soon.
The organization affairs of the
Legion are in good shape and
slowly but surely we march on.
Please remember our sick in
VA Hospital. They are Comrade
Ralph Underwood and others not
At the last meeting several
constructive plans were launched
for the betterment of the Post.
An entirely new innovation is
planned by one of the official
staff that will certainly prove to
be very outstanding here in 0
We are ever mindful of our
Legion oath and our sacred ob
ligation and by the help of God
may we never grow weary and to
do this we ever keep faith with
our sworn oath, that is, for God
and country and our fellowman.
J. L. Taylor, Commander
Burns Scott, Adjutant
N. H. Comans, Pub. Officer
“Beware of little Expenses; a
small Leak will sink a great
Ship.” That was Benjamin Frank
lin’s advice. Buying U. S. Sav
ings Bonds on the Payroll Sav
ings JJIrjj, 8V2 million Americans
today are saving rtgularly be
fore they are tempted to spend
More than anything else, most
Americans want security. U. S.
Savings Bonds provide financial
a pheasant out of season,” he
To Be Given
At Joslyn Saturday
Saturday, June 25, the Joslyn
Art Museum Education Depart
ment will offer a free program
for children in the Lecture Hall
at 2:00 P.M. The Creative Dram
atics classes, under the direction
of Mrs. Leon Marx, will present
two original plays, “A Trip Into
Space” by Beth Swanson, and
“The Modern Red Riding Hood”
by Diane Else.
These plays are presented by
boys and girls ten through twelve
years of age. This class will al
so present a spontaneous play
from suggestions given by the
audience to show how the Crea
tive Dramatics classes work out
their own plays from original
The Creative Dramatics class'
for children from six to ten years'
will present “The Princess and
the Pea” under the direction of
Miss Connie Kostel. This class
will work from the story but will
supply original and spontaneous
The plays will be followed by a
color film program: Arts and!
Crafts of the Southwest Indians,
and Land of Pueblos.
Elmer Lee Sydner, 44 years,
1111 Izard Street, passed away
Thursday evening June 16th. Mr.
Sydner was a truck driver and had j
been a resident of Omaha forty |
He is survived by a sister, Mrs. j
Muriel Branch, of Omaha two j
brothers, Mr. Edward Sydner, O- •
maha, Mr. Lue Sydner, Detroit, I
Michigan. Thomas Mortuary.
Eugene Beck, 63 years, passed
away Monday evening June 20th
at a local hospital. There are
no known survivers. The body is J
at Thomas Mortuary.
The fruits of creative capital j
have been so widely distributed |
that debutante and typist, junior
clerk and senior executive cannot,
be distinguished by the clothes.
George Randol Gets Role ;
In Playhouse Drama
Nebr. Div. Of ASTE
To Hear Doctor
Osborne At Lincoln
Dr. H. B. Osborne of Cleve
land, Ohio, President of the A
merican Society of Tool Engine
ers, will speak to the Nebraska
division of the Society in the
Hotel Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska,
at 7 p.m., June 27.
Dr. Osborne is also vice presi
dent and technical manager of
the Ohio Crank and Shaft Com
pany of Cleveland.
Dr. Osborne arrived at Omaha’s 1
Municipal Airport at 4 p.m., June
for each hour a man works, and
without the capital to make it
possible, there is no progress—
no rise in pay scales, no added
leisure, no drop in prices or im
provement in quality.
Every day is Savings Bond Day
or the thrifty worker on the
’ayroll Savings Plan.
A high I. Q. (intelligence quo
tient) generally goes with a high
T. Q. (thrift quotient). Saving
regularly through U. S. Savings
Bonds is evidence of, both.
Coca Cola Refreshes Nat'l Publishers
Delegates to the National
Newsjjaper Publishers Associat
on meeting in Kansas City last
week entertained at a luncheon
j ponsored by The Coca-Cola Com
pany, while the Atlanta soft drink
firm maintained the above re
f>-eshment center, in the Munici
pal Auditorium, throughout the
Seen enjoying the “pause that
refreshes” are left to right, Lee
Turpin, Oklahoma (Tulsa) Eagle
Curtis Olivers, Minneapolis
Minn.) Spokesman, Moss H.
Kendrick, PR representative for
Coca-Cola, John H. Sengstake,
Chicagi, (111.) Defender, Horace
S. Sudduth, National Negro Busi
ness League prexy, Cincinnati,
Cecil Newman, Minneapolis
Spokesman, and Leon Washing
ton, Los Angeles (Calif.) Sentin
el. Young ladies in background
re Miss Marchita Britton and
Miss Dorothy Miller, who served
as hostesses for Coca-Cola.
George Randol, who lives at
2519 North 24th Street, has been
selected by Kendrick Wilson, 0
maha Community Playhouse Dir
ector, to play the part of Ralph,
The Dresser, in Clifford Odet’s
play “The Country Girl” which
opens June 24th at the new O
maha City Auditorium Music
Henry Fonda and Dorothy Mc
Guire have returned to Omaha to
take the star roles in this pro
duction to help raise funds to
build a new Community Play
house building for Omaha.
George Randol, who operates a
real estate company in Omaha, is
an old hand on the stage. He
played 1,785 performances as Old
King Pharaoh in Green Pastures;
the Father in Ana Lucasta, 47
weeks on the road with Ethel
Waters in Africand.
Also, he had the role of Peter
the Honey Man in the original
New York production of Porgy
and Bess; was with the New York
Alhambra Theatre Stock Com
pany for two years; for three
years, he was director of the
Lincoln (Nebraska) Circlet Com
Tickets are on sale at a special
booth at 16th & Farnam Street
and are priced at just $1, $2, $3,
and $4. All seats are reserved.
Get your tickets early.
Florida U. Prof.
To Guest Speak
Before OSE Club
Dr. Frank Goodwin, Professor
of Marketing and Sales at the
University of Florida, will speak
at the Annual President’s Night
meeting of the Omaha Sales Exe
cutives, Monday, June 27, at
5:30 p.m. at the Blackstone Hotel.
A teacher, lecturer, conductor
of sales clinics and author of
more than 30 trade journal ar
ticles, Dr. Goodwin will be the
featured speaker at the Presi
dent’s Night meeting.
President’s Night, the Club’s
last event of the year, will honor
presidents and kev men of local
firms. Club members are urged
to bring their presidents or top
Dies In Wichita
Mr. James Cumby, 62, of Wichi
ta, Kansas died last Sunday from
a heart attack.
The deceased was born in O
maha on July 16, 1892. He had
lived in Wichita since 1922 and
was a member of the St. Pauls
A.M E. Church there.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs.
Mary Cumby, and one step
daughter, Mrs. Hattie Motten of
Washington, D. C.
Funeral services were held last
Thursday at the St. Paul A M E.
Since 1929, U. S. industrial
payrolls have increased 280 per
cent, while dividends have risen
only 57 per cent.
WEST POINT GRAD
| PREFERS AIR FORCE
S Although he was graduated in
the 1955 class at West Point mili
tary academy, Lewis C. Olive of
Louisville preferred a commission
I in the Air Force. Olive was ap
| pointed to the institute by Rep.
Adam Clayton Powell. (ANP)
The yoke x»f God will not fit a
WEST POINT COMMISSIONS
CYRUS C. CASSELLS
A newly commissioned lieuten
ant in the U. S. Air Force is
Cyrus C. Cassells of Detroit,
Mich. Cassells was one of many
cadets to be graduated from West
Point military academy recently.
He was appointed to the famed in
stitute by George D. O’Brien, for
mer representative of Michigan.
L. A. CADET GETS
COMMISSION AT WEST POINT
Gilbert R. Batchman of Los An
geles was commissioned a lieu
tenant in the U. S. Army infan
try during ceremonies at West
Point military academy through
the National Guard. (ANP)
Blessed ade the hard of hearing
for they miss much small talk.
WEST POINT AWARDS
COMMISSION TO VICKSBURG,
A native of Vicksburg, Miss.,
was one of hundreds of cadets at
West Point Military academy
who received commissions in
ceremonies at the 153-year-old in
stitute recently. A former senat
or from Missouri, James P. Ken,
named John N. Brown to West
JOHN HAMILTON GRADUATES
FROM WEST POINT
One of hundreds of cadets re
ceiving commissions in cere
monies at West Point was John
Hamilton of Washington, D. C.
Appointed to the famed military
academy by veteran Cong. Wil
liam L. Dawson, Hamilton select
ed the infantry as his choice of
services in which to serve. (ANP)
Much care is caused by care
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