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- T“!.... j This Is Your Newspaper < What you are doing is news. : I Please Phone Your News To '■ 2 HA 0800 J! < 2 or send it to THE OMAHA GUIDE II j : /JUSTICE/EQUALITY 2420 Grant st u... *— -- EQUAL OPPORTUNITY Voir 29 No. 25__Friday, August, 19, 1954_10c Per Copy $2000 Check To Negro College Fund The United Negro College Fhnd received a $2,000 contribution for its current campaign from the In-1 temational Paper Company Foundation, W. J. Trent, Jr., UNiCF executive director announc ed last week. The Foundation, which was established in 1952 for charitable and educational purposes by the International Paper Company, made its initial contribution to the United Negro College Fund last year with a $10,000 grant for building purposes and $2,000 for current operating expenses. In presenting the $2,000 check for the Fund’s 1955 campaign, W. A. Hanway, president of the paper company Foundation, said trat the UNCF appeal offered an effective means of contributing directly to greater educational opportunities for Negro youth, and that it was pleasure to be able to give “con tinuing support to this important work.” Nine of the International Paper Company’s mills are situ ated in the South where the Fund’s member colleges are located. The United Negro .College Fund is currently conducting its 12th, annual, nation-wide campaign in support of the operating budgets of its 31 member colleges. The money raised is used by the colleg es for student scholarship aid, teaching epuipment for classrooms and science laboratories and other yearly expenses. Denounce Intimidation Of Teachers The International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machin ^ Workers, CIO, last week demand ed that Attorney General Brown ell and the Federal Bureau of In vestigation immediately investi gate the Georgia State Board of Education, which has orderel tint Georgia teachers who are mem bers of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to quit NAACP or have their teaching licenses revoked for life. A1 Hartnett, Secretary-Treas urer of IUE-CIO and chairman of its Civil Rights Committee, de nounced the action of the Georgia Board as un-American and as an out-right attempt to flout the au thority of the Supreme Court in its recent unanimous decision against school segregation. Harnett declared that Brownell and the FBI’ should act at once to protect the sacred right of Ameri cans. There is no room in this country for those who flout civil liberties,” he said. “While the Georgia Board is at tacking an outstanding American organization such as NAACP, I am sure that the board is winking at membership of some white teachers in the subversive Associ ation for the Advancement of White People, which is devoted to lawlessness in regards to the court decision, and at membership in the present-day version of the Ku Klux Klan, an anti-Negro, anti-Catholic and anti-Semitic outfit which has been disowned by every right-thinking American of all religions and which has been on the Attorney General’s Sub versive organizations list since that list was started. “Brownell is obligated to see to it that the KKK does not again raise its head. In Georgia, the spirit of the KKK rules the State Board of Education, which seeks to deprive negro teachers of their inalien able rights to belong to an organ ization which fights to preserve the ideals of our Constitution.” Wedding Set For August 27 Miss Rose Shirley Davis and A/1C Milton Johnson’s wedding will be solemnized on August 29, 9 A.M. at St. Benedict’s Church with the Reverend Father Char les Kerr officiating. Miss Davis is the daughter of Mr. John C. Davis of 1911 North 25th Street while Airman John son’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Henry Green of Dania, Florida. The reception will be held at St Benedict’s Church from 3 P.M. to 6 P.M. A Belated Salute To Yellow Cab Co. With the demanding need of Fair Employment Practices in Oma ha, we think this is an opportune time to point up a situation preg nant with meaning. In our community we have merchants and businessmen who would retard progress by their bigtory, lame excuses, and completely unfair employment practices. In comparison, the Yellow Cab Co., which is by no means an im mediate member of the community, has been one of the first to prac tice fair employment in Omaha. Amidst great furore and abuse, Mr. J. F. Daly, vice president of Yellow Cab bf Omaha, refused to yield to the bigots and false propagandists who would delay progress. However, this is not the first time Mr. Daly has given a hand to progress—for many years he has contributed greatly and without clamor to the general welfare of GREATER Omaha. Mr. Daly says “Xellow Cab” will continue to hire on merit and he will soon make available situations in all departments. We personally salute you (YELLOW CAB CO.) for the cour ageous, intelligent progressive stand you have taken and we know the general public will support and applaud this stand for democracy. New Legion Officers Now Installed Theodore Roosevelt Post No. 30 American Legion at this issue will have had its annual installa tion of the elected officers. Pre vious preparations for this af fair was the best that the Post could hope to have, including any previous affair of the same order. Great things should and are bound to happen. Regardless of the very hot weather the Post continues to progress and new and old members in increasing numbers come into the Legion organization. It is the firm expressed resolu tion of each elected officer to do their very best to keep the Post at its highest peak. Notice of the passing of Comrade Thomas L. Moore of 2606 No. 21st was re ceived with sympathetic regrets. The Legion will serve at last rites at Cleve Temple Methodist Church. We have sick comrades in V. A. Hospital—Willie Bell, Ralph Underwood, and Paul Adams. Send the sick a card or do the better service by making them a personal visit. The Ladies Auxiliary, under the capable leadership of Mrs. Emory Hickman is progressing very nicely. The attention of both Legionnaires and Auxiliary members is called to the coming membership drive right after the installation of officers and please stress this effort with all your might. It is the honest summa tion of all things that makes us great, our service and loyalty to God, our Country and our fellow man. J. L. Taylor, Commander Burns Scott, Adjuaunt N. H. Comans, Pub. Officer Amoros Is Off The Cripple List _ Brooklyn, N. Y.—Sandy Amor as came off the Brooklyn Dod 1 gers’ crippled list, but he still ! won’t be used for a while to be ' sure he’s okay. For Sandy is I wearing a corset-support and though he can play, New York has been plagued with torrents of rain leaving the field in a muddy state. So Manager Alston says this: “I’d kinda like to get him in there for a game or two and see how he reacts. But if the field is muddy, I won’t play him or Rob inson. Before his back acted up, Sandy was Brooklyn’s leading left fielder. , Mays Cannot Play Winter Baseball — New York,—The new ruling a | gainst players of experience play I ing Latin American baseball — unless they are natives of those countries — may be a blessiig in disguise for Willie Mays, who spent all of his winter playing ball. Many blame Willie’s “under par” playing this year to his winter ball activities. The new( ruling as signed by Commissioner Ford Frick and the Latin League means that no American player of two years or more in the major leagues can participate below the border. - | JACKIE HAS CLASS AGAINST GIANTS , Brooklyn N. Y.—Jackie may be aging but the records show he | still has class when it comes to1 the N. Y. Giants. He’s batting .349 against them this year. James Kennedy Died August 11 Mr. James Kennedy, 98 years. 2525 Caldwell Street, passed a way Thursday August 11th at a local hospital. Mr. Kennedy had been a resident of Omaha thirty years and was a retired Armour and Company employe. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church and is survived by two daughters Mrs. Lilian Ken nedy, Mrs. Nellie Still, two sons Mr. Shirley and Walter Kennedy, Omaha and a host of other rela tives. Funeral services were held Monday morning August 15th from Salem Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Wade officiating, assisted by Rev. W. E. Fort, C. C. Petties, Rev. J. C. Cooper, Rev. D. St. Clair, Rev. F. C. Williams. Honorary bearers, Mr. W. M. Beasley. W. Smith, Charles Sing leton, Robert Alexander, active bearers, Mr. Samuel Mattox, J. L. Watkins, Henry Davis, U. Man ager, W. R. Johnson, Brother Davis. Burial was at Mount Hope Cemetery with arrangements by Thomas Mortuary. A. and T. Fall Term To Start Sept. 12 Greensboro, N. C.—The sixty fourth annual session will begin at A and T College on Monday, September 12. According to esti mates based on the present appli cations, a record freshman class will begin processing steps in a six-day orientation. The freshman orientation activ ities, arranged by a special com mittee headed by William M. Gamble, dean of men at the col lege. are reported to be the most complete ever anticipated at the college. Tre faculty will report at the college for a three-day pre-session conference beginning on Wednes day, September 7. In a letter issued last week by Dr. F. p. Blu ford, president of the college, he stated that the series of confer ence sessions will begin promptly at 9:00 A. M., in Harrison Audi torium. Omaha Squadron Is Given Plaque San Francisco, Calif.—An a ward honoring Omaha’s Ak-Sar- j Ben Squadron of the Air Force Association for outstanding con-! tributions to the group’s efforts, to help maintain adequate air power was made Sunday at the AFA’s national convention in San Francisco. A plaque presented to John H. Markel, Jr. Ak-Sar-Ben squadron commander, praised the Omaha organization’s work during the past year and its position as the largest squadron in the Air Force Association. The local group, which was or ganized in 1952, has a member ship of 1,800. Limited to Oma-| hans, it represents the city in the Association’s efforts to assist in obtaining and maintaining ade-; quate airpower for national se curity, and to keep its members and the public abreast of de- j velopments in the field of avia tion. In addition to Markel, Omaha delegates to the San Francisco convention included Arthur C. Storz, Sr., Dan Loring, Jack Shel ton and William Sample. Bloodathon To Take Place Aug. 26 - 27 For the second year in a row, the Douglas County Chapter of the American Red Cross and WOW-TV of Omaha have joined forces in a drive for blood. A special televised bloodmobile operation will * be presented Fri day and Saturday, August 26 and 27, to observe the station’s sixth anniversary, it was announced by The Very Rev. Carl M. Reinert, S. J., Red Cross Blood Program chairman. He said: “Last year’s TV bloodathon was very successful. We hope again to be able to show the television audience how easy it is to give blood, and how this blood is be ing used. We also hope to get many new donors.” Equipment will be moved from the Red Cross Blood Center to the WOW-TV studios at 3509 Famam Street. A special tele vision program from 7:30 to 8 Thursday night, August 25, will kick off the event. On Friday and Saturday, blood donations will be taken at the studios from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Last year, a total of 641 pints of blood was collected as the sta tion observed its fifth anniver sary. WOW-TV began regular daily telecasting on August 29, 1949. Persons wishing to join in the the “life-giving” anniversary can make appointments to donate blood by calling the Douglas County Chapter of Red Cross, AT lantic 2723, between 8 and 5 daily. In addition, night calls for appointments will be taken from 8 to 11 p.m. Monday, Aug ust 22, through Friday, August 26. Respiratory Ails Man's Constant Foe Upper respiratory infections — suuch as influenza, pneumonia, grippe and bronchitis — are man’s most persistent foe. After studying nearly 500,000 cases in its files, Mutual of O maha, the largest exclusive health and accident insurance company in the world, found that upper respiratory infections caus ed nearly 20 per cent of all dis abilities reported among men. Ulcers and stomach or intes tinal trouble ranked next, caus ing 6% per cent of all disabilities. General health reasons were responsible for disabling one of every four men covered by the survey. Disorders of the diges tive and circulatory systems to gether caused nearly one-fourth of all cases. More than one of every eight disabilities was the result of a fracture, dislocation or sprain. Ribs were the most frequently fractured bones. Since Mutual of Omaha does business in every state, the sur vey covered the entire nation. NAACP GETS MORE MEMBERS New York—When Georgia act ed to fire teachers who belong to the NAACP it did not know it was helping the Association to get more memberships, but as soon as he read the news a physi cian sent in a $500 life member ship. “He said he was angry and wanted to help,” said Roy Wil kins, NAACP executive secre tary. “We can use all the help we can get because the Associa tion is under direct attack by highest state officials in Vir ginia, North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Louisi ana. “After Governor Hodges of North Carolina attacked us in his speech August 8, we received a; rush order for 1,000 membership cards from that state. “The rest of the country can! give a most effective answer to Georgia and the other states by sending memberships and con tributions to the NAACP. People | who get angry should take it out! in money, $5.00 to $500 and notj in cussing. Cussing doesn’t help the Dixie situation. Only action! backed by money can help.” Checks from individuals, j churches and other organizations can be mailed to NAACP head quarters, 20 West 40th Street, New York 18, N. Y. Catholics Urged To Join NAACP New York.—A Catholic Priest here has urged all Catholics to jo;n the NAACP as a means of bringing about racial justice. Speaking before the Catholic Interracial Forum, the Rev. Arch ibald V. McLees said Catholics should join the N AACP for two reasons. , “In the first place.” he pointed out, “we Catholics have for long years known what bigotry means, we faced it, and we had to fight it. Therefore, we should realize the need for helping those who are being oppressed at the present time by bigotry.” “Secondly, the NAACP platform is one that Catholics can support wholeheartedly.” The goal of the Association,' Mr. McLees noted, is to “achieve complete freedom for Negroes by 1963,” the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation. Mr. McLees, pastor of Holy Rosary Parish in Brooklyn, is a life member of the NAACP and vice president of the Brooklyn NAACP branch. He spoke on August 5. Agencies To Try New Idea This Fall Something new in fund raising will be tried this fall in Omaha. The Red Cross and Red Feather Agencies have combined forces in attempt to have just one big fund raising campaign. In a letter from Mr. Lloyd H. Mattson, chairman of the United Red Feather and Red Cross Cam paign, to Omahans, it was stated that the merger would prevent 17 separate fund raising drives. /' total sum of $3,323,149 has been set as the goal in order to meet expenses of the 47 Red Feather services and the Red Cross. This includes building expenses. This action, the letter further stated, eliminates tre March Red Cross fund drive and combines the two largest welfare, health and charitable organizations in the area. Rites Held Aug. 16 For Mrs. Terrell Mrs. Margretha (Maggie) Ter rell, 90 years, 2319 North 27th Street, passed away Thursday August 11th. Mrs. Terrell was born in Denmark and had been a resident of Omaha sixty eight years. With her husband the late ’Cy rus Terrell they owned and operat ed the Little Missouri Restaurant at Twelfth and Dodge Streets. Mrs. Terrell is survived by one son, Dr. Price Terrell, two grand daughters, Mrs. Jeanne Savage, grand son, Dr. Price M. Terrell, Mrs. Ethel Williams, Omaha, Los Angeles, California, great grand son, Oliver Williams, Oma ha. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning August 16th from Thomas Mortuary with Father F. C. Hi*Wild officiating. Pall bearers, Attorney Charles Davis, Mr. C. B. Mayo, Charles Whitley, Harold Roach, Ernest Williams, Louis W. Grant. In terment was at Forest Lawn Cem etery. Camera Club Visits Near North Side YMCA State Senator John Adams, pre sented a copy of a state bill to Mr. James Lee, president of the Vacation Camera Club of Wash ington D. C. on Monday, August 15. The 32 membered party spent the day in Omaha touring the in teresting sites. They were on their way to Denver, Colorado, it was learned. Before leaving Omaha, they were guests at the Near North side YMCA. It was there that the Senator Adams made the pre sentation. 4» Wm. M. Bogan Mr. William M. Bogan, 62 years, 2615 Parker Street, passed away Saturday August 6th at a local hospital. Mr. Bogan had been a resident of Omaha thirty eight years and was a retired employe of Armour and Company. There are no known survivors. Funeral services were held Thursday morn ing August 11th from Thomas Mortuary with the Rev. J. C. Wade officiating. Pall bearers, Mr. Charles Wilson, Lewis W. Grant, A. G. Barnette, J. Frank lin, S. Jaskson. R. A. Thomas. Burial w'as at Mount Hope Cem etery. Game Dept. Has Booths At State Fair Lincoln, Nebr. — Nebraskans visiting the Game Commission ex hibit building at the State Fair, September 3 to 9, will have the opportunity to have questions concerning wildlife answered per sonally by game technicians. The main Nebraska Game Com mission exhibit will have booths on big game, game birds, trap ping and pelting and fishing. At each of the booths, trained man agement personnel will be in at tendance to answer questions per taining to each of the respective fields. “The public is invited to make inquiries of all types,” explained a Commission spokesman. “This type of exhibit has been well rey ceived by the public in the past. We intend to give people an other opportunity to meet some of our field personnel and get better acquainted with them and their work,” he concluded. NAIA Cage Tourney Set Dec. 28-30 The first NAIA “Tip-Off” Bas ketball Tournament to be held in Omaha’s new seven-million dol lar Municipal Auditorium will be staged December 28, 29 and 30 with Creighton University and the University of Omaha as two of the eight competing teams. That announcement was made last week by A1 Duer, Executive Secretary of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics), at a dinner meeting of the sponsoring organization, the Junior Chamber of Commerce. The annual December tourna ment, initiated some 10 years ago, had been a Kansas City, Mis souri, fixture until the NAIA de cision to move the 'championship this year to Nebraska’s No. 1 City. The association’s 32-team March championship, begun in 1938, will remain in Kansas City. DODGERS WHIP THEM ALL Brooklyn, N. Y.— Brooklyn has picked on no one in particu lar this season unless you want to name the Philadelphia Phillies in this class. The Dodgers have beaten New York 9 games to 6; Chicago 11 games to 6; Cincinnati 11 games to 5; Milwaukee 11 games to 6! Pittsburgh 10 games to 6; St. Louis 12 games to 5. But with Philadelphia — it’s 11 games to 2. Show In 3rd Week At State Theatre NOT AT A STRANGER, Stan ley Kramer’s widely-heralded mo tion picture of the best-selling Morton Thompson novel now playing its third week at the now playing its thirdweek at the State Theatre, through United Artists release. , Olivia de Haviland, Robert Mitchum, Frank Sinatra, Gloria j Grahame, Broderick (Crawford and Charles Bickford star in NOT AS A STRANGER which Kramer produced and directed for United Artists release. Miss de Havil land, Sinatra Miss Grahame and Crawford are Academy Award winners. The multi-million-dollar pro-, duction, which was written fo the screen by “Oscar” winners Edward and Edna Anhalt, has more than 70 speaking parts and features such noted character per-1 formers as Myron McCormick, Lon Chaney, Jesse White, Lee J Marvin, Mae Clarke and Paul Guilfoyle. 34 Oklahoma Communities Comply With Supreme Court Ruling On Segregation Orientation To Run Sept. 7-14 Jefferson City, Missouri,— Or ientation, at Lincoln University (Mo.) participation in which is required of all students enrolling for the first time, is scheduled for Wednesday, September 7 through 14th. The eight day program will be occupied by the new comers in planned educational experiences designed to teach the basic ideals of the university, gfre clear in sights into the role of the student in the learning process on the higher education level and collect data for future use in behalf of the enrollee. Penalties will be imposed upon those who fail to engage in the complete program from beginning to close. A fourteen member fac ulty-student committee has .plan ned the details but the entire university staff will be on hand to contribute to the full realiza tion of the goals to be attained. White Sox Look To The Fans At Home iChicago, 111.— In the American League’s tightest pennant race in years, the Chicago White Sox are looking to the fans at home to help the team down the stretch. Manager Marty Marion recalls that a lot of his players are sen sitive to criticism as Minnie Min oso who gets down when booed and Chico Carasquel. “I know we haven’t done any better at home than we have on the road, but I think the cheering of the home crowd if they’re behind us should help.” Marion is hoping the team arrives home in as good shape as it is now — game out of first place. Home of the Yr. Opens for Inspection The Better Homes and Gardens all-electric Idea Home of the Year, now getting its beautifying finishing touches on a site just south of Center Street on 102nd Street west of Omaha, will be ready for public inspection on August 28, starting at 2 p.m. Designed by Hugh Stubbing As sociates, architects at Cambridge, Mass., and Better Homes and Gardens magazine building edit ors, the Idea Home is a pleasant combination of the type of elec trical living which gives all around comfort and convenience. In the opinion of home plan ning experts, the all-electric Idea Home of the Year is America’s home of the future . It is a single story, gabled roof dwelling. Basic construction is post and beam, which eliminates the need for interior support walls and allows heavy use of glass in the ex terior walls. There are three outdoor ter races and patios—one next to the living room, one off the master bedroom and the third adjacent to the family activity room. Angles of the house shelter two patios and a wall fence com pletes the privacy of the third. The house measures 70 by 30 V2 feet and will fit nearly any size lot. There are three bedrooms, two baths and loads of storage and closet space. Step-saving and cost-saving ar rangement of the utility areas will appeal to homemakers. The electrical features throughout are so cleverly arranged as to be of real interest to all persons think ing of building, buying or re modeling. The Idea Home, featured in the September edition of Better Homes and Gardens, was built by Irwin Bridgeford. The electrical contractor was Westside Electric. Furnishings are by Orchard & Wilhelm. A TV preview of the all-electric Idea Home will be on WOW-TV from 1 to 2 p.m., August 28. New York — A southern city with a quarter-of-a-million popu lation this week announced plans for immediate school desegrega tion, as communities in several southern states which had await ed the second Supreme Court school decision before acting, continued to comply. The an nouncement of the Oklahoma City school board brought to a total of at least 34 those Okla homa communities which have is sued school desegregation plans. A policy statement adopted by the Oklahoma City school board declared in part: “The board of education aa the sympathetic cooperation anv patience of our citizens in its compliance with the law and making the changes that are necessary and advisable.” This week’s spot check of the southern school situation by the NAACP showed two additional Oklahoma towns whose desegre gation plans have become known since last week’s check. They are Muskogee and Red Rock. In Arkansas, North Little Rock became the sixth community in that state to declare an end to school segregation. Amarillo, Texas, joined a grow ing number of Texas towns and cities which have announced desegregation plans for their schools. Others which came to light in this week’s survey are Edinburg, Karnes County, Har lingen, Weslaco, Mission, Kerr ville, Alpine and Nordheim. The total number of Texas com munities which have announced desegregation plans stands now at about 16. Meanwhile, the Alabama state legislature passed a school “place ment bill” which has as its ad mitted purpose the maintenance of segregated schools in that state. The bill, which became law on August 2 without the signature of the governor due to the tim ing of its passage, gives to city and county boards of education the police power to “assure social order, goodwill and the public welfare” in assigning pupils to elementary and secondary schools. Each child is to be assigned to a school on an individual basis after consideration of some dozen factors in his case. These factors include “the ef fect of admission of the pupil up on the academic progress of ether students,” “the possibility or threat of friction or disorder among pupils or others,” and “the possibility of breaches of the peace or ill will or economic re taliation within the community.” Savings Bond Purchasers Increasing Sales of U. S. Savings Bonds are hitting a steady pace in Ne braska, according to an announce ment last week showing that $6,439,255 worth of E and H savings bonds were purchased in the state during July. Compared with a year ago, the gain was 10%, with 1952, 41% and with 1951, 86%. July sales bring the year’s total E and H bond sales to $67,957,886 which represents 59.9% of the year’s ' goal. The sales figures were an nounced by Glenn Cunningham, State Sales Director for the Treas ury Department’s Savings Bond Division. He said that savings bonds, together with life insur ance and savings deposits are re cognized as the cornerstone of any personal program to protect a family’s future. Horace Sherwood Funeral services for Horace Sherwood, age 74 years, of 2870 Miami St., were held Thursday August 4, 1955 at 2-P.M. from the St. John A. M. E. Church with Rev. S. H. Lewis officiating as sisted by Rev E. F. Ridley. In terment was at Mt. Hope Cem etery. Iroquois Lodge No.92, I.B.P.O.E. of W. had charge of Elk rites and served as Pallbearers. 1 Myers Brothers Funeral Service.