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Vol. 29 No. 24__ Friday, August 12, 1955 10c Per Copy
That's What You Get In The
Omaha Guide
Sarah Wesley
Visits Here.
To Be Wed
Sarah L. Wesley came June 16 '
to spend the summer vacation with
her parents, Dr. and Mrs. F. E.
Wesley, 2512 Parker Street.
Dr. Wesley is a minister and al
so a veterinarian.
Miss Wesley is a graduate of
Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn.
She was a music major and is now
a teacher in Okmulgee, Oklahoma.
Sunday, August 21st at 2 P.M. at
Salem Baptist Church Miss Wesley
will become the wife of Lawrence
Reed of Okmulgee, Oklahoma.
Mr. Reed is a graduate of More
house College, Altanta, Georgia.
After the wedding he plans to re
turn south where he will be a
chemist in Tuscombia, Alabama.
He is a member of Alpha Phi Al
pha fraternity and Miss Wesley be
longs to Alpha Kappa Alpha sor
Men Have
Most Heart
Men are disabled for heart dis
ease 88 per cent more than women.
But women are disabled more
often for cancer.
These conclusions came from a
study of benefits paid to policy
owners by Mutual of Omaha.
Of all men disabled, 5.38 per
cent were for heart disease, com
pared to 2.86 percent of all wo
men. Twenty-two of every 1,000
women were disabled for cancer,
compared to 19 of every 1,000
The study covered more than
850,000 cases in the files of Mut
ual of Omaha, largest exclusive j
health and accident company in j
the world.
Since the company does busi
ness in every state, the survey
covered the entire nation.
The Rev. and Mrs. John S. Fav
ors were recent Sunday visitors
at the First Baptist Church in
Elwood, Kansas.
Camp Ends
Its Season
Over one-hundred parents and
friends of the boys participating
in the Near North Branch YMCA
period at Camp Conota attended
the closing ceremonies last Fri
day night at the camp.
Following a trip through the
camp site, council ceremonies
were held at which time each
tribe presented its skits, music,
and certificates to the boys as
well as certificates of apprecia
tion to the Ideal Improvement
Club, Omaha Metropolitan Com
munity Council and the Seretoma j
Club for their co-operation in
having helped make the camp per- j
iod a success.
Sixty-four boys and leaders at
tended the period with the fol
lowing haying served as leaders:
John R. Butler, Robert Brunken,
Booker T. Washington, Robert1
Rose, Louis Moore, Anthny |
Wright, Donald Townsend, Carl
Thompson, Joe Jofton, Amos
Johnson, and Jerome Vann.
Mr. Joseph Baring, Sr., served
as offical photographer for the
camp period.
This year’s day camp has been
considered the best since the
opening of Camp Conota for the
| Near North Branch YMCA per
; iod.
John Thornton, Sr.
Mr. John D. Thornton, Sr., 84
years, 2311 North 27th Avenue,
expired unexpectedly Sunday
morning at his home.
Mr. Thornton was a Millwright
and had been retired from Swift
& Company seventeen years.
He is survived by one son, Mr.
John D. Thornton, Jr., Chicago,
III.; sister, Pearl C. King, St.
Louis, Mo.; nephew, Mr. Lloyd
Russell, Chicako, 111.; niece, Mrs.
Lovetta Reason, Chicago and a
host of other relatives.
Funeral services were held Fri
day morning, August 5th from
Thomas Mortuary with the Rev. J.
H. Reynolds officiating.
Pall bearers, Mr. L. D. Robinson,
John Wright, Dennis Bowen, A.
Hill, Charles Trosper, Ralph Agee.
Interment was at Forest Lawn
Lincoln U
Plans October
Plans for the 1955 edition of
Lincoln University’s (Mo.) Home
coming gather momentum daily
as October 22 nears.
The theme for 1955 will be sel
ected from among hundreds sub
mitted last spring through the
Student Government Association.
The football opponent, Texas
Southern, comes with a well
known reputation in atheletie
On and after September 13th
(Registration for Fall term)
classes, special committees, sor
orities, fraternities and other or
ganized groups wall begin to buzz
in the preparation for parties, de
corations, parade floats, and
stunts which are a traditional
part of the Homecoming weekend.
The General Alumni Associa
tion will make a presentation dur
ing the game half-time honoring
a former coach, a star player of
the late twenties and pay tribute
to a graduate-athlete who lost
his life while in the armed ser
The early fall date is expected
to insure unprecedented atten
dance. Requests for information
and reservations have been stepp
ed up in tempo during the summe
Omaha Briefs
Mr. Howard Wayne Blackmon j
visited with his aunt. Mrs. Nan i
Ivenner, thir summer. Recently
he returned to Atchison, Kansas. |
Omaha Story
Carried To
West Coast
The “Let’s ‘Sell Omaha’!” cam
paign, scheduled by the Chamber
of Commerce to begih here in
September, already is being car
ried to the West Coast by two en
thusiastic emissaries of the city.
This week, Arthur C. Storz, Sr.
and Norman Haried, manager of
the Chamber’s Convention Bur
eau, are telling the Omaha story j
to leaders of the nation’s aviation '
industry meeting in San Fran- j
HALF MILLION 1955 PONTIACS — The 500,000th 1955 Pontiac, a Star Chief Safari,
Custom Station Wagon, gets final inspection approval from Buel E. Starr, (right) General
Manufacturing Manager, as he turns the inspection card over to R. M. Critchfield, Pontiac
General Manager. The historic Pontiac came off the assembly line August 11th. It is the first
time Pontiac has produced a half-million cars in a single model year. Critchfield predicted the
Pontiac Division will build more than 550,000 passenger cars “during the 1955 model run.
Allen Woods
Join The
Guide Staff
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Woods
joined the Omaha Guide this past
week. Mr. Woods will be an ad
vertising salesman while his wife,
Mrs. Cindy Woods will handle
rentals and classified ads.
They are former residents of
Bangor Maine. However, this
summer, after attending a funeral
of a relative in Ohio, they did
what Horace Greeley is supposed
to have said.
Mrs. Woods said both had al
ways had a yearning to go west,
either to Oklahoma or Kansas
City. But a friend told them if
ever near Omaha, they should
They stopped here August 4th,
and are now living at 262% Wirt
Street. ,
While in Maine, Mr. and Mrs.
Woods ran a camp for delinquents,
and afflicted children. Also, on
■ heir nine acres they had three
hunting lodges for hunters as
deer was bountiful.
Mr. Woods said, he believed
that Omaha, after looking some
of it over, was a place he would
like to settle down in and see if
some progressive attitudes might
be developed.
Pay Plan
For Funerals
At last a sensible, and reason
able plan for a low cost funeral
group insurance is being made a
vailable to Omahans.
The plan offers the entire fam
ily group, for a few cents a day.
protection ranging from $100 to
■f 000. per member. Age require
ments range from birth to 80
Mr. Wendell Thomas of the
Thomas Mortuary, for the past
sixteen years has been offering
his personal service. He is your
assurance for this sound plan.
For any details and personal
data call Thomas Funeral Home,
2022 Lake Street, We. 2022.
To Install
August 18
Theodore Roosevelt Post No. 30
American Legion at this writing,
is in the midst of preparations for
the installation ceremonies on
August 18.
At the last Post meeting plans
were formulated to make this in
stallation one of the greatest.
State, City and Legionaire VIP’s:
will attend and participate.
The Legion is on the upward
march and after the fiscal year be
igns great things are sure to come
for the local Post.
All the newly elected officers
have already let it be known that
a greater effort will be made to
promote the success of the local
Now as a greater effort is being
made to do greater things for the
Post. Let’s not forget the sick. In
the local VA Hospital are: Mrs.
Paul Adams, Mr. John Williams,
and Mr. Ralph Underwood.
Please pay them a visit or send
a cheerful card.
We are bound by a sacred oath
as true Legionaires to ever keep
the good work going toward our
needy veterans, widows and or
If we keep this oath our eternal
pledge will remain high and the |
satisfaction of a good job well done j
to our God, our country, and our
J. L. Taylor, Commander
Burns Scott, Adjutant
N. H. Comans, Publicity officer.
Seven Attend
Camp Sheldon
Sunday, August 14, started an
other period at the YMCA-s
Camp Sheldon in Columbus, Neb
raska, when seven boys from the |
Near North Branch YMCA helped '
to make up a part of the 150
boys in camp.
The seven boys are: Gayle Car
ey, Gary Graham, Clifford Jack
son, Donald Townsend, Carl
Thompson, Darold Bell, and Billie
Rev. Mary Jones
Rev. Mary Elizabeth Jones, 87
years, 933 North 25th Street, pass
ed away Friday, August 5th at a
local hospital. The Rev. Mary E.
Jones was the first Colored wo
man to be made a Deaconess of
the Methodist Church. She travel
ed extensively through the coun
try bringing the word of Christ to
thousands of people.
There are no known survivors.
Funeral services were held Tues
day morning from Clair Methodist
Church with the Rev. E. T. Street
er, officiating, assisted by Rev.
James Stuart, Sr., Rev. J. W. Good
Pall bearers, Mr. Charles Trim
ble, Von Richard Trimble, Francis
Edgar, B. Bert.
Interment was at Mt. Hope Cem
etery with arrangements by Thom
as Mortuary.
Boys Visit
At Camp
Tuesday, August 9, was a great
day for some of the boys who
have attended Camp iConota, for
they had an opportunity to visit
the resident camp at Camp Sheld
The boys enjoyed swimming,
canoeing, horseback riding, arch
ery, and riflery.
The trip marked the closing of
camp activities for this summer,
with approximately an attendance
of 80 in the various camps.
Booker T. Washington served
as camp counsellor.
The YMCA Committee of Man
agement and staff greatly ap
preciate the fine cooperation on
the part of parents and friends
in helping tc make the camp pro
gram such a success.
Those boys who attended the
camp session are: Joseph Baring,
Jr., Louis Baring, Joseph Beasley,
Thomas Boggus, Howard Brown,
Raymond Carter, John (Clark,
Monjett Graham, Harry Homan,
Dennis Huston, Matthew Johnson.
Steven Johnson, Joseph Lofton,
Clifford Melton, and Ed Pierce.
Also Redick Simpson, Billy Smith,
Phillip Smith, John Taylor, Jer
ome Vann, Carl Von Fritz, Ken
neth Walton, Howard Wright,
Louis Wright, Francis Boggus,
Anthony Wright, and Louis Moore.
Back After
26 Years
A former Omahan was reunited
with friends this past week after
being gone from the local scene
some 26 years
Mr. George Watson motored
from Philadelphia to become re
acquainted with the friends he
had left. Accompanyng him on
the trip were his wife, Mrs.
Bertha Collins, and Mr. Preston
Upon arriving in Omaha last
Wednesday, Mr. Watson immedi
ately looked up his old friend, Mr.
C. C. Galloway, publisher of the
Omaha Guide.
They spent an hour reminiscing
about things that had happened
when both were much younger.
Mr. Watson remembered that
at one time when he was working
for “The Chinaman,” the locals in
power, sent out the police to ar
rest him. Instead, of getting him
they picked up another man
named Watson.
Before leaving the Guide office,
he telephoned Mrs. Emma Oats of
3216 North 24th Ave. a former
Mrs. Oats said, “I recognized
his voice immediately, although
it was the first time in 26 years
T had heard his voice.”
“I was so glad to see him and
he has such a wonderful wife,”
she continued. It was the first
time Mrs. Watson has been in O
maha but Mrs. Oats said she
seemed as if they had always
known each other.
The only regret Mrs. Oats
seemed to have was that her
friends couldn’t stay longer.
For the past 14 years, Mr. Wat
son has been employed at the
Curtis Publishing Company in
Philadelphia. He plans to retire
next year.
Mr. Galloway said that the one
thing he remembered most about
Mr. Watson was that he always
wore a smile and appeared cheer
Mr. Watson left Omaha in Sept
ember of 1926. He came back to
Omaha on August 3, and left
Saturday, August 6.
Dorothy Kilgollen To
Participate In Associated
Retailers1 Fashion Show
Charles A. Hadley
Mr. Charles A. Hadley, 39 years,
3111 Pinkney Street, was accident
ly drowned Saturday afternoon in
Lake Manawa. Mr. Hadley had
been a resident of Omaha three
years and was a veteran of World
War Two.
He is survived by five sisters,
Mrs. Nellie Penn, Omaha, Mrs.
Theresa Sherrod, Mrs. Louise
Williams, Mrs. Alice Scott, of
Chicago, 111., Mrs. Laura Rhone,
St. Louis, Mo.; four brothers, Mr.
Walter Hadley, Omaha, Mr. Arch
ie and James Hadley, Chicago, Mr.
Robert Hadley, St. Louis, Mo.;
aunt, Mrs. Nellie Bowen, Omaha
and a host of other relatives.
Funeral services were held
Thursday morning, August 4th
from Thomas Mortuary with Pas
tor R. F. Jenkins officiating.
Pall bearers, Mr. Burl Caldwell,
Edward Lawrence, John Beck, Dor
ris Crawford, Paul Turner, Julius
Interment was in Soldier’s Cir
cle at Mt. Hope Cemetery with ar
rangements by Thomas Mortuary.
For Polio Aid
Thousands of Nebraskans were
congratulated by Senator Roman
Hruska (R.-Nebr.) this week for
their help in turning the battle
against infantile paralysis.
The Senator cited the medal
voted by Congress to be awarded
Dr. Jonas Salk as a symbol of the
nation’s thanks to the millions of
I volunteers in the polio fight. Of
the award voted last week to the
developer of the polio vaccine,
Hruska said, “It was a pleasant
duty to vote ‘yes’ on that method
of saying thanks to Dr. Salk.”
Senator Hruska sent congratula
tory letters to three Nebraskans
who led the state’s March of
Dimes campaign. They are State
Chairman Ted R. Hughes of Sew
ard, and Women’s Activities Ad
visors Mrs. Elsie Diers of Omaha
and Mrs. Ruth Klindworth of Alli
Dorothy Kilgallen is the celeb
rity who will participate in the
Fall Festival of Fashion Style
Show, September 9th and 10th in
the Music Hall. Miss Kilgallen
has been selected four times as
one of the ten best dressed women
in America. Good dress has al
ways been one of her interests
and it is known that she has
spent a small fortune on clothes.
Miss Kilgallen is well known
around the world as a Reporter
and TV Panelist. In her news
paper work she has covered stor
ies from the Coronation of Qjttee**
Elizabeth and great murder case
to many human interest item
1 Her column “Voice of Broadway"-,
appears regularly in newspapers
; throughout the country.
Miss Dorothy Kilgallen, as^ Mrs.
Richard Kollmar, is well known
for her wonderful home life. With
her, family and home comes first
career second. She has three
children - the youngest not quite
I l/& years of age. Dorothy was
born in Chicago and gained her
fame in the east.
In the Style Show-sponsored
by the Associated Retailers of O
maha she will take part in narra
ting some of the wonderful scenes
that will be presented in modeling
the fine clothes of wide appeal
that are offered in Downtown O
maha. She will present to the
audience the special Ford Agency
models who will also come here
from*New York.
This exciting news of Dorothy
in the Style Show now adds a
stimulant to the ladies of the var
ious churches of Omaha who are
busy checking with their friends
about tickets for the event. All
of the proceeds collected on the
I ticket sales are being refunded to
t the churches of Omana. Ail seats
) will be reserved at $2.50 and $1.50
1 each for the three performances.
Every $2.50 or $1.50 ticket pur
J chased means that the church
named by the purchaser will be
'refunded the full $2.50 or $1.50.
Dorothy Kilgallen made special
arrangements with her personal
calender of events to be in Omaha
to help conduct this wonderful
event of style - from which the
churches of Omaha can profit
from $20,000.00 to $25,000.00.
Ideal for Summer Parties
thinking of cool drinks to quench the family thirst. Iced tea is
one beverage that’s hard to beat when it comes to drinking
something that’s really cool and doesn’t leave a sweet cloying
after-taste. For diet-minded gals, it’s superb because it has no
calories to speak of. In addition, iced tea is wonderful as a base
for party punches and, if you’re thinking in terms of a gradua
tion party, or a shower for the bride-to-be, you’ll like tfti«
Sparkling Tea Punch with Blueberry Bubbles. You start out
by making the basic recipe for iced tea.
To make Iced Tea: bring two quarts of freshly drawn cold
water to a full rolling boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat and
immediately .add five tablespoons of loose tea (or 15 tea bags).
Brew, uncovered four minutes. Stir and strain into pitcher. When
ready to serve pour into ice-filled glasses and serve with lemon
and sugar.
To make the Punch: add 1 stick cinnamon and 10 whole
cloves to the water and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and
immediately add tea. Brew, uncovered four minutes. Stir and
strain into punch bowl. Add % cup sugar and stir till dissolved.
Add one 6-ounce can lemonade concentrate, two cups cold water,
one quart ginger-ale and one No. 2 can pineapple juice. Stir
to blend. Place block of ice or ice cubes in bowl. Add 1 cup culti
vated blueberries. The ginger-ale will make the berries bounce
up and down like bubbles. This recipe makes 25-30 punch-cup
servings. Homemade cookies or petits fours are nice with this
punch. To make the occasion really festive tie a little flower-ia
season the handle of each cup. (ANS)