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Vol. 29 No. 27_Friday, September 2, 1955_ iqc per Copy
Next Monday Is Labor Day
Monday, September 5, is Labor Day. It marks the third long
week-end of the four that are calendared for 1955.
On the next day, September 6, the public schools again open their
doors for new and returning pupils. Officially the summer vacation
has ended.
Previously, Decoration or Memorial Day and Independence Day
had offered laborers the chance to be off from the daily task of bread
winning. And there still remains Christmas which falls on Sunday
but possibly will be celebrated on Monday.
May 30th is usually marked with relatives and friends decorating
the graves of soldiers and those who have passed before us.
July 4th commemorates the successful attempt of the founding
fathers to establish this great country of ours.
It reamins for Labor Day to recognize the fruits of the laborer
who toils, for the most part, eight hours a day, five days and often six
a week, to produce the necessities and luxuries enjoyed everyday in
one’s home.
One of their own, a Peter J. McQuire, incidently a union man,
around 1882 thought it was time to recognize the laborers with a day
of their own.
Eventually, the first Monday of September was chosen for that
observance. This gave the working man a chance to get out in the
country and see how his friend the farmer was doing.
It was the last time he, wife and children could be together in
an outing before little Mary and Junior would be hiking to the little
red school house.
So Labor Day really had a two-fold meaning, each separate from the
other, because to each member of the family it means something
No more picnics, hikes, or trips to the old swimming hole, is what
the kiddies thought.
Mama knew that after getting the old man off there was still
the job to be looked forward to of getting the kids off to school.
Papa knew that with the advent of school his pocketbook would
be emptied for the next few months outfitting the kiddies so as to
keep them looking as good as their playmates.
Without a doubt, by the time he could retain a couple bucks it
would start all over as Christmas is just around the corner.
No wonder there is a Labor Day for the “Old Man” must have at
least one day he can just relax and do wbat he wants to, before the
World Series begin.
It’s a lot different just being off from the job on Monday than
when custom demands that his day be spent reverently observing the
Consequently, Labor Day has a different significance for every
one. It doesn’t matter whether that day heralds the end of the sum
mer vacation, the coming of fall, or the thrid long weekend of
the year, the important thing is it is a respite for the “Old Man” to en
joy himself one day without having to put in eight or nine hours at a
Observe Safety Rules And
Live After Labor Day
Detroit-If you expect to drive
in the heavy traffic expected
during the coming Labor Day I
weekend, it may pay you to look
over the “Big Ten” safety rules j
outlined by Danny Eames, noted
chief test driver for Dodge Div
ision, (Chrysler Corporation:
1. Traffic regulations are for
your protection. Observe
2. Keep a safe distance be
tween yourself and the car
ahead, particularly at high
er speeds.
3. Stay in your own lane on
hills, curves, and in “no
passing” zones.
4. If driving at night, dim
your lights to oncoming
5. The right of way may
rightfully belong to you,
but if a pedestrian comes
along, give it to him. (And
that doesn’t mean “Let him
have it.”)
6. Always be on the alert for
7. Know the proper hand sig
nals and be sure to use
8. Watch where you’re going,
and where the cars behind,
ahead, and on both sides
are going.
9. Give the other fellow more
than his share of the road
and watch him!
10. Regulate speed to road
conditions, rather than post
ed speed limits.
You can’t think of ten things
at once but try to keep Danny
Eames’ “Big Ten’’ tips in the
back of your mind when you
drive this weekend. If you do,
you’ll be sure to get back to
your labors on Tuesday, Sept.6.
North Adams, Mass. (CNS) “I
pick Archie Moore to win the
world heavyweight championship
by a knockout on September 20th,”
predicts Joey Maxim, former world
lightweight champ. Maxim says
he has good reasons for going a
long with Archie: “Marciano is a
nothing boxer. Rocky is so easy
to hit. I’m sure Archie will call
his shot.”
Chicago, 111. (CNS) The Chicago
Cubs raided for a second time the
Kansas City Monarchs in getting
topnotch Negro talent. Previous
ly they bought their double play
combination from the Monarchs in
Gene Baker and Ernie Banks. This
week they bought thre young play
ers for an undisclosed sum.
The three included J. C. (Joe)
Hartman, 21, shortstop; George
Lee Altman, 22, first baseman,out
fielder and Louis B. Johnson, 21,
Urban League To Discuss
Job Outlook At Milwaukee
Merit System
Exams To Be
Held Sept. 24
Persons interested in a number
of state jobs will be given an op
portunity to qualify for such em
ployment by taking Merit System
examinations on September 24.
Examination centers will be es
tablished throughout the State
wherever there are enough inter
ested persons in the area to justify
such a center.
These examinations will be giv
en for positions in the three State
Departments of Health, Public
Welfare and Employment Security.
Many of the positions will be in
County Welfare Offices, State Em
ployment Offices and local Health
Departments. Most of the posi
tions will be clerical such as Typ
ists and Stenographers. Others
will be technical and professional
positions such as Case Worker and
County Director in Public Welfare;
Interviews in Employment Offices
and Nurses, X-Ray Technicians,
Sanitarians and Laboratory Techni
cians in Health Departments.
Several of those who will take
the examinations on September 24
will be provisional employees who
have been appointed provisional
ly until they can be fully qualified
by examination. It is expected
that many will be interested in
taking examinations for positions
which they anticipate will be va
cant at some future date. Examin
ations are given on Wednesdays of
each week in the Merit System Of
fice for all applicants who find it
convenient to take the examina
tions in Lincoln.
Those interested in these posi
tions should contact their nearest
State Employment Office, County
Welfare Office or local Health De
partment for more detailed infor
mation. Complete information
may be secured by writing to the
Merit System Office, 1306 State
Capitol, Lincoln 9, Nebraska.
What To
Carry To
So you’ve been accepted at the
ivy covered halls of the college of
your choice and are shuddering at
the thought of what the rocky
road ahead holds for you.
Don’t worry it isn't as bad as
some of the upperclassmen would
like to make it.
If you have carefully checked
I the transportation schedules, you
can get to the campus in the day
time. Otherwise, you might find
yourself curled up on the hard
benches in some railroad or bus
After you get on the campus,
what next?
Ten to one you’ll be assigned or
in some cases allowed to choose a
roommate. That’s the Joe or Jane
that you’ll spend the next nine
months with.
If he or she is a freshman, they
are just as much afraid of what
lies ahead as you are. And if you
are lucky and have enrolled at one
of the colleges where freshmen are
housed together, then start mak
ing friends.
Without a doubt, your first ad
venture across the campus will
find those tough upperclassmen
waiting for some gentle hazing.
It’s all a part of college life and
if you take the hardships put on
you with a smile, you can look for
ward to next year when you can
make the freshmen jump.
Watch the other students and
you’ll soon learn what type of
clothes predominate on the cam
pus, for you don’t want to be an
One more thing, don’t forget to
carry an extra blanket in the suit
case because the school may not
be furnishing them when you get
there, and that could mean a
couple of night of shivering from
the cool fall nights.
If it’s a larger college, don’t be
surprised if the trunk full of
clothes doesn’t arrive for a couple
of days. You just have to wait
your turn on delivery.
This necessitates carrying all
the things, toilet articles, included
you might need, until the steamer
gets to the dormitory.
Above all remember that a cer
tain number graduated from the
college you are attending the past
year and that you are just starting
out. Sometimes it’ll be real rough
but Rome wasn’t built in a day.
The job outlook for Negroes in
the Negro market operations of
major American firms will be the
subject of one of the discussion
sessions at the forthcoming Annual
Conference of the National Urban
League in Milwaukee. The session
is being jointly planned by the Ur
ban League and the National As
sociation of Market Developers.
Lester B. Granger, League Exe
cutive Director, and Moss H. Ken
drix, NAMD President, will open
the discussions. The discussion
panel, chaired by Guichard Parris,
Director of Promotion and Publici
for the National Urban League,
will include Julius A. Thomas, the
League’s Director of Industrial Re
lations; Louneer Pemberton, In
dustrial Secretary, Urban League
of Dayton, and NAMD Secretary;
Ramon Scruggs, President of the
Detroit Urban League, and NAMD
Other panelists include Samuel
W. Whiteman, NAMD Vice- Presi
dent and Assistant Manager, New
York Office, R. Mars, The Contract
Company; and Joseph F. Albright,
National Representative, Curtiss
Candy Company. H. Naylor Fitz
hugh, Howard University Market
ing Professor, and Consultant to
the NAMD Board, will serve as re
corder for the session.
Participants will discuss such
questions as: the significance of
the job openings for Negroes with
large firms seeking to cultivate the
Negro market; the past and future
impact of integration upon such op
erations in various sections of the
country; and the roles which the
Urban League and organizations
such as the National Association of
Market Developers have played,
and may be expected to play, in
this area.
In preparation for the Milwaukee
session, the NAMD, whose bead
quarters are located at 1830
[Eleventh Street, N. W., in Wash
ington, D. C., has conducted sur
veys among local Urban Leagues,
Negro colleges offering training in
marketing and related subjects,
and persons actively engaged in
Negro market operations. Results
of these surveys will be presented
at the session.
According to NAMD’S proxy,
Moss Kendirx, who is Public Re
lations Counselor to the Coca-Cola
industry, and Ramon Scruggs, of
the Public Relations staff of the
Michigan Bell Telephone Company, |
the Milwaukee session is expected
to attract nearly 100 participants
from Urban League and from mar- j
keting circles. Over thirty local
League industrial secretaries have 1
already indicated their intention j
to participate.
As a “warm-up” for the Milwau
kee meeting, officers of the Na
tional Association of Market De-!
velopers will meet with a number;
of Chicago sales and public rela
tions personnel on Saturday, Sep
' tember 3. A luncheon session has '
been arranged at the Washington
Park Y.M.C.A., 5000 South Indiana
Avenue. Louneer Pemberton, for
mer Industrial Secretary for the
Chicago Urban League, and newly
appointed Industrial Secretary for
the Dayton Urban League, has ar
ranged the meeting, with the co
operation of Chicago members of
the Bottle and Cork Club.
The luncheon meeting, slated for
12:30, will review the services of
the Urban League and the Bottle
and Cork Club to Negroes in sales,
advertising, and public relations,
and develop recommendations re
garding possible future programs
in these fields.
The National Association of Mar
ket Developers was organized at
the Tennessee A and I State Uni
versity in March, 1954, after two
years of planning activities. Pur
i pose of the Association is to serve
as an information center to aid
persons working in the Negro mar
ket, local associations of such
workers, and young people aspir
ing to careers in this field.
Honorary members of NAMD in
clude James A. (Billboard) Jack
son, of the Standard Oil Company;
Dr. W. S. Davis, President of Ten
nessee A & I State University; Jul
lius A. Thomas, Director of Indus
trial Relations, National Urban
League; and John H. Johnson,
President of the Johnson Publish
ing Company.
The atmosphere you have now
entered caters to adults and the
sooner you act like an adult the
sooner you’ll become a member of
the group that is seeking to im
prove and make this a better world
to live in.
Lists Jobs
For Exams
Civil Service examinations were
announced last week for these jobs
at Offutt Air Force Base.
Senior Plumber and Steamfitter,
$1.85 per hour. Mason, $1.81 per
hour; Sheet Metal Worker, $1.81
per hour; Operating Engineer
(Water), $1.79 per hour. Sign Paint
er, $1.69 per hour. Insect and Ro
dent Exterminator, $1.57 per hour.
Applicants must be citizens of
the United States. Applications
must be filed with the Secretary,
Board of U. S. Civil Service Ex
aminers, Offutt Air Force Base,
Room 404 Post Office, Omaha, Ne
braska, before September 15, 1955.
Forms for filing may be obtained
at that office or at these Post
Offices: In Nebraska: Omaha, Fre
mont, Nebraska City, Bellevue,
Blair, Plattsmouth, Tekamah and
Wahoo; in Iowa: Council Bluffs,
Glenwood, Harlan, Missouri Valley,
Red Oak and Shenandoah; or from
the Ninth U. S. Civil Service Reg
ion, St. Louis, Missouri.
Ethel Rene Jones
Mrs. Ethel Rene Jones, 34 years,
[2101 Ohio Street, expired Tuesday
| morning, August 23rd. Mrs. Jones
had been in failing health for
some time. Mrs. Jones had been
a resident of Omaha thirteen years.
She is survived by her husband,
Mr. Johnnie A. Jones; three sons,
Johnnie A. Jr., Leonard A., Bruce
Carl Jones; four daughters, De
lores, Patricia, Camille, Tita Rene.
ones, of Omaha; parents Mr. and j
Mrs. Will Clibourn; four sisters,:
Mrs. Effie Wilcox, Mrs. Parthenia
Evans, Mrs. Glayds Still, of Boley,!
Oklahoma, Mrs. Victoria Gooden,'
Los Angeles, California; one broth-j
er, Mr. Clifford Clibourn, Boley, j
Oklahoma and other relatives.
Fi>$eral services were held Sat- [
urday afternoon from St. John’s A.
M.E. Church with the Rev. S. H.
Lewis officiating. Honorary bear-i
ers were members of the Corn
husker Golf Club, active bearers,
Mr. Richard Turner, Felix Law
rence, Abe Johnson, Welton Ho
gan, Alfred L. Bradford, B. B.
Breck. Interment was at Mt Hope
Cemetery with arrangements by
Thomas Mortuary.
Set Sept. 11
As Prince
Hall Day
The Masters and Wardens
Council of Prince Hall Masonry of j
Nebraska will hold their second
observance of the birth of Prince
Hall on Sunday, September 11,
1955 at 3:00 p.m. at St. John AME
Church, 22nd at Willis Avenue.
Prince Hall was born on Sep
tember 12, 1748, at Bridgetown, j
Barbads, British West Indies, and
arrived at Boston, Mass., in 1765
after working his way on a ship.
After arrival, he embarked upon
his trade as a leather worker or
He was a free man (as were a 1
number of Negroes) contrary to1
the belief that all Negroes during
that period of history were slaves, j
Among many of his outstanding
contributions were the following: !
1. The first Methodist minister |
2. A strong abolitionist
3. A fighter for equal educa
tional rights
4. The Master of the mother I
He was initiated into Masonry |
on March 6, 1775 by a masonic
body composed of the members of
the British regiment that was
stationed in Boston. After much
activity, he was granted the or
ignal charter from England In
1787 which gave birth to Prince
Hall Masonry as is known
throughout the nation. Prince
Hall corresponded with the Grand
Lodge of England throughout his
career and was known by them as
a brother and true Mason.
So it is to this day, the name of
Prince Hall means much to Ma
sonry, the Masonic family, and to
history. He gave to this people
and country a heritage that will;
be honored throughout the ages.1
Therefore, we extend to you a cor
dial invitation to share in this ser
vice of commemoration.
Von R. Trimble, Pub. Chm. i
A. backlog of United States
Savings Bonds gives you that
Cool, relaxed feeling -- even in j
the heat of summer.
Three Year Old
Accident Victim
Buried Tuesday
Delores Perry, age 3 years, of
2525 No. 17th St., was killed
Thursday, August 25, 1955 when
she dashed into the side of a car
shortly after 8:00 P.M. about fifty
feet south of Indiana St. on 24th
Street. She was prononunced
D.O.A. upon arrival at a local hos
She is survived by her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Perry;
three brothers; two sisters; two
grandmothers; two grandfathers,
one great grandmother.
Funeral services were held Tues
day, August 30, 1955 at 10:00 A.M.
from the Salem Baptist Church
with Rev. J. C. Wade officiating as
sisted by Rev. David St. Clair. In
terment was at Forest Lawn Cere
Pallberares were Robert Paige,
Charles Felton, Melvin Wade and
Paul James.
Myers Brothers Funeral Service.
George Williams
Buried Monday
George Williams, age 63
years, of 1314 No. 25th St.„ ex
pired Wednesday evening Aug
ust 24, 1955 at the Veterans Ad
ministration Hospital.
He was an Omaha resident 49
years and was employed by the
U. P. Railroad as a Chair Car
He was a member of Omaha
Lodge No. 9, F. and A. M., James
Jewell, W. M. A veteran of W.
W. No. 1, he was a member of
Theodore Roosevelt Post No. 30
of the American Legion, J. L.
Taylor, (Commander.
His survivors are his wife,
Mrs. Helen Williams of Omaha;
brother, Silas Bowles, Grand
Rapids, Mich.; sister, Mrs. Ma
die Matlock, Omaha; 8 nieces; 4
nephews, and a host of other
Funeral services were held
Monday August 29, 1955 at
2:00 P.M. from the St. John
A. M. E. Church with Rev. S. H.
Lewis officiating assisted by
Rev. Charles Favors, Rev. F. C.
Williams and Rev. J. H. Rey
nolds. Interment was at Forest
Lawn Cemetery.
Omaha Lodge No. 9, F. and j
A. M. had charge of Masonic
rites and served as Pallbearers. I
Myers Brothers Funeral Ser-1
Edwin D. Steward
Edwin Daniel Steward, age 12
years, of 1107 No. 19th St. ex-,
pired suddenly Wednesday even- j
ing August 24, 1955 at a local
Edwin was a native of Omaha
and is survived by his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Steward;
brother, Duane; 4 sisters, Char-'
lotte, Gwendolyn, Wanda and
Andrea; uncle, Ned Steward; 2
aunts, Mrs. Genevie Starks and
Mrs. Juanita Rose; cousin, Mrs.
Edna Campbell, all of Omara.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday August, 30, at 2: P.M.
from the Salem Baptist Church
with Rev. J. C. Wade officiating
assisted by Rev. L. A. Parker.
Interment was at Graceland Park
Pallbearers Messrs. Harold
Rose, Gene Rose, Rodney Gray,
Kenneth Orduna, George Twy
man and Joe Anderson.
Myers Brothers Funeral Ser
J. H. Williams
John Henry Williams, 82 years, i
2824 North 26th Street, expired, J
Thursday, August 25th at a local j
hospital. Mr. Williams had been '
a resident of Omaha five years.
He is survived by a brother, Mr.
Arthur C. Williams, Kansas City,
Missouri. The body was forward
ed Sunday afternoon from Thomas
Mortuary to Bills Funeral Home,!
Kansas City, Missouri.
New York — The NAACP last week reiterated its request for fed
eral intervention in a worsening racial situation in Mississippi where
“a reign of terror” is “directed against law-abiding Negro citizens who
are attempting to vote and carry on a program to implement the recent
decisions of the Supreme Court in public education.”
A letter sent by NAACP Executive Secretary Roy Wilkins to At
torney General Herbert Brownell, Jr., declared that “failure on the
part of the federal government to take strong measures against those
who are openly exhorting to violence and depriving Negro citizens of
their constitutional rights encourages the malefactors to widen their
scope of operations.”
At the same time Mr. Wilkins dispatched a letter to the Hon. Hugh
White, governor of Mississippi, calling upon that official to “uphold
the laws of the United States and the States of Mississippi and ....
take all necessary steps to insure the protection of the lives and Con
stitutional rights of all of the citizens of Mississippi.”
Two Murders Mentioned
Two murders and several deth threats have taken place a
Mississippi in recent months, the murder victims and those threaten
ed with death having been Negroes who had registered to vote.
Most recently, Mr. Wilkins’ letters to Attorney General Brownell
and Governor White relate, the president of a local NAACP branch in
Mississippi received a death threat through the mail, with an attached
clipping containing the phrase, “keep out of white folks politics.” The
threatened man since has requested that his name be withdrawn from
a petition calling for desegregation of the schools of his town.
On the voting situation in Mississippi, the NAACP letter to the
attorney general asserts:
Pressure Groups
“Already we see evidence of mushrooming growth of Citizens
Councils and other groups throughout the South which are organizing
to prevent Negroes from exercising the right of the franchise.
“-Reports from our field officers and the press indicates that
on election day, August 22, many Negro voters were turned away from
the polls or their ballots challenged on grounds of illegal party mem
bership-The denial of the franchise is attributed to an order from
the chairman of the State Executive Committee of the Democratic
Party, Mr. Tom J. Tubb, to all county committees to challenge Negro
voters at the polls on the ground that they were not qualified members
of the Mississippi Democratic Party.
“A UP Story in the New York Times of Wednesday, August 24,
states that in a number of counties (in Mississippi) not a single Negro
showed up to vote and in some places election managers presented
Negro voters with unanswerable questions designed to prevent them
from participating in the election.”
Mrs. Minnie Curtis
To Be Buried
In Alton, Illinois
Mrs. Minnie Curtis, age 71 years,
of 1820 Clark St., expired Friday
evening, August 26, 1955 at her
She was an Omaha resident three
She is survived by three daugh
ters, Mrs. Mamie Larry, Miss Alice
Curtis and Mrs. Jessie Saunders,
all of Omaha; two sons, Charles
and Arthur Curtis, both of Alton,
Illinois; thirteen grandchildren.
Her remains were forwarded to
the Joel Russell Funeral Home, Al
ton, Illinois, Sunday, August 28,
1955 for services and burial.
Myers Brothers Funeral Service.
New York (CNS)' The Elston
Howards—he’s the New York Yan
kee’s first Negro player—are ex
pecting the last week in October.
They’re hoping the baby will be a
nice follow-up to the World Series’
Cleveland, O. (CNS) To Cleve
land, A1 Smith is just about the
most valuable player. Already he
has played in six positions and is
their lone .300 hitter. This week
he stepped into Larry Doby’s job
as centerfielder. What with Lar
ry due to be out for three weeks
and perhaps the rest of the season,
Smith, a Negro, will be carrying
the major weight of the club on
his shoulders.
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