The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, September 09, 1955, Image 1

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Vol. 29 No. 28 _Friday, September 9, 1955_ KkHPelTCopy^
Houston Committee Plans Business League Sessions !
Final plans for the 1955 con
vention of the National Negro
Business League were made in
Houston last week when NNBL
president, Horace Sudduth, seated
second from right, met with the
above committee from the Hou
ston Chamber of Commerce,
which will host the October 5-1
Seen seated with Mr. Sudduth,
Cincinnati businessman, are, left
to right, J. H. Jemison, commit
tee chairman, Dr. S. J. Cullum,
iChamber president, Roscoe
Cavitt, NNBL secretary and Hou
ston chamber executive head,
Miss Mabel Kilpatrick, Mr. Sud
duth and J. E. Robinson, member
of the NNBL’s board of directors.
Standing immediately back
of above identified committee
are, left to right, Dr. A. S. Am-1
nold, Mrs. F. A. Ropinson, Ho
bart Taylor, L. H. Spivey, Rev.
M. M. Pierson, Mrs. M. L. Porter
and C. H. Mainer. On elevation
are Mrs. Lorene Boliver, N. Dud
ley, Mrs. Hobart Taylor, Dr.
Jonel Brown, L. Lancelin, Robey,
Hilliard. Rev. Fred Burton and'
A. J. Bundage. j
Clinic Is
(Creighton University’s Dental
Clinic resumed service to the
public Tuesday, Sept. 6. The
clinic had been closed for the
past three months because of the
summer vacation.
Junior and senior dental stu-j
dents returned for clinic work
Tuesday although classes in the j
Creighton College of Denistry
will not resume until September
More than 3,500 patients were!
treated in the clinic during the'
past school year, according to;
Dr. Robert H. Schemel, acting
dean of the college. He estimated
that services to the patients1
saved them at least $100,000 in!
Three new operating units and
two new X-ray machines are be-'
ing installed in the clinic
It was the day of the big game.
The famous player arrived with
full escort of fans. One sprightly
lad dashed up to the hero and pre
sented an autograph album and;
pencil. “Let’s have your name
here, will you?” and he departed|
with the prize scrawl.
The game went opposite to ex
pectations, the hero was a thor
ough muff, the favorites lost. As
the boy piped up from the‘crowd:
“Hi there. Got an eraser?”
Lynching of School Boy Loid
To White Supremacy Drive
New York,—Following the lyn
ching in Mississippi of a 14-year
old Negro boy whose body was
found last week, the top officer
of the NAACP charged that “it
would appear from this lynching
that the State of Mississippi has
decided to maintain white su
premacy by murdering children.”
In a statement, Roy Wilkins
added" “The killers of the boy
felt free to lynch him because
there is in the entire state no re
straining influence of decency.”
Mr. Wilkins, NAACP executive
secretary, simultaneously dis
patched a telegram to the Hon.
Hugh White, governor of Missis
sippi, asserting:
“All decent citizens through
out the nation call upon you to
use all the powers of your office
to see that the lynchers of 14
year-old Emmett Louis Till are
brought to justice. We cannot be
lieve that responsible officials of
the State of Mississippi condone
the murdering of children on any
A reply received from Gov.
White at NAACP headquarters
here today said, in part:
“Parties charged with murder
are in jail and I have every rea
son to believe the courts will do
their duty in prosecution. Mis
sissippi does not condone such
The youthful lynch victim,
who was visiting an uncle in
Money, Mississippi while on va
cation from his native city of
Chicago, was kidnapped from his
uncle’s residence on August 27
by two white men and a woman.
Roy Bryant of Money, and his
half-brother, J. W. Milam of
Glendora, Mississippi, admitted
kidnapping the boy* but insisted
they released him unharmed.
The two men, arrested for kid
napping, now are being held on a
murder charge.
The woman in the case, Mrs.
Bryant, has disappeared. A war
rant charging kidnapping has
been issued against her.
The body of the schoolboy was
found in the Tallahatchie River
near Greenwood, Mississippi,
with a bullet through the head.
The boy’s head also bore the
marks of a beating with a heavy
Cause of the lynching is said
to be Mrs. Bryant’s offense be
cause the 14-year-old lad whistl
ed at her.
In Chicago, where the victim’s
mother lives, the local NAACP
branch telegraphed President
Eisenhower and Attorney General
Herbert Brownell for a federal
investigation of the crime.
At a press conference today,
Govenor White announced that
he has instructed the district at
Hearing School
Needs $12,000
How can children be taught to
speak when they can’t hear the
sound of voices?
It can be done without the use
of hand signals, but it is a te
dious process. At the Omaha
Hearing School, children 2 to 5
years of age receive training
which provides the confidence
and ability to communicate.
The school is the only one in
the area for pre-school young
sters who are deaf or hard-of
hearing, said Charles Harding II.
Mr. Harding, a partner in Bu
chanan Thomas advertising
1 Company, is chairman of the
school’s fund drive which began
Tuesday and will end September
17th. Twelve thousand dollars is
needed to operate the non-sectari
an school during the 1955-56
school year.
“The school furnishes a noble,
vital service for the community”,
said Mr. Harding.
Contributions may be sent to
Hearing School, Box 992, Omaha.
Sen. Curtis
Sees Budget
In Balance
Senator (Carl T. Curtis pre
dicted this week that the Feder
al budget will be balanced within
the next fiscal year. He pointed
out that the deficit for the cur
rent year, fiscal 1956, will be
1.7 billion rather than 2.4 billion
predicted earlier. Senator Curtis
believes that, with careful man
agement of government spend
ing, some opportunity for debt
retirement and tax reduction will
be possible, after the budget is
Curtis said,“A three per cent
curtailment in Federal spending,
during the next fiscal year, will
balance the budget. Our deficit;
this year, is the lowest in the
five years past.”
"I believe” said Curtis, “the
public will strongly support Fed
eral economy necessary to bal
ance the budget. And, I think
they will seek a balanced budget
prior to tax reduction.”
tomey to make a complete in
vestigation of the killing.
The last recorded lynching in
the U. S. occurred in 1951, in
Winter Garden, Florida accord
ing to NAACP records.
Board Is
Theodore Roosevelt Post No. 30 j
American Legion, very resolutely
pressing forward in a new deter
mination to keep the Post at its'
best, had one of the greatest and
most progressive Board meetings (
of its new era history. This meet-1
ing was well attended by both;
Board members and official staff!
members of the organization.
Several progressive items to help
the Post continue its grand
march forward were brought up.
First consideration was the An
nual Membership drive to be put
in full fling in the very near
future. At the outset it is urged
that all eligible veterans pay their
1956 Legion dues and the ones
who are either out or have never
“joined up” please come on in.
The Ladies Auxiliary is still go
ing places and their morale and
spirit is very high. Please let us
not forget our sick in VA Hospit
al. They are Comrades Willie
Bell, Ralph Underwood, Gerald
McKinley, Geo. Althouse, Dr. W.
W. Peebles. Go out there and
pay them a friendly visit or send
a card.
Aron Brown Post No. 190, South
Omaha American Legion is hav
ing their installation of officers
this September 13, Tuesday night
at Melting Pot Post Hall. All
Roosevelt Post and Auxiliary
members are invited to attend.
Keep our spirit high and ever
ready to serve and in this be
loyal to God, your fellowman and
your country.
J. L. Taylor, Commander
E. L. Embry, Jr., Adjutant
N. H. Comans, Pub. Officer
Dr. Pride
Gets Post
Jefferson City, Mo.,—At the
eleventh annual convention of
the American Society of Journ
alism School Administrators, Dr.
Armistead S. Pride, head of the
Lincoln University department of
journalism, was electel vice-pres
ident for 1956.
The convention met at the
University of Colorado at Bould
er, August 22-26. Dr. Pride head
ed the ASJSA International Re
lations Committee during the
past year and led a panel dis
cussion on “Developing Relations
with Foreign Teacher Organiza
tions” at an afternoon session.
August, 24.
The Lincoln University jour
nalism head served also on a
panel discussion “Journalism Li
brary Problems” at the Boulder
' convention.
The judge asked the married
couple why the case wasn’t set
tled out of court.
“That’s what we were doing,
your honor,” the husband replied,
“until the cops interfered.”
Omaha U Students Get
Rearieve From Park Meters
University of Omaha students
won’t have to “slug” parking
meters during the first six weeks
of classes this fall.
Because of a 27,000 order of
parking meters from the Univer
sity of Michigan, Michigan State
University, and the University of
Ohio the Dual Parking Meter
Company will not be able to in
: stall meters on the University of
. Omaha campus until the last week
in October.
Late last month the University
Board o£ Regents voted to buy
1150 doubie-headed automatic park
ing meters. The meters will re
ceive fees from two different
The meters will be installed on;
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Northwestern Bell Has
Management Changes
the lot immediately south of the
main building, and at another
lot further south, adjoining Elm
wood park. Fees will be a nickel
an hour and a quarter for six
“Brethren and sisters, we are
gathered together here today to
pray for rain,” said the preacher.
He looked his congregation over
a little sadly and went on: “But
before we begin I’d like to ask
you just one question—where are
your umbrellas?”
L. O. Arstad, general manager for Northwestern Bell Telephone
Company in Nebraska, will become assistant vice president, engineer
ing, effective October 1, President A. F. Jacobson announced today.
Mr. Arstad will succeed T. H. Granfield, who will retire on service
pension as of that date.
Succeeding Mr. Arstad as Nebraska general manager will be
James B. Moore of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, who has served as gen
eral manager for South Dakota during the last six years. The new
general manager for South Dakota will be Richard A. Devereaux, a
native of Nebraska and presently the company’s general commercial
manager for Minnesota.
In his new position, Mr. Arstad will have the responsibility of co
ordinating all of the company’s engineering work throughout its five
stato territory.
Mr. Moore’s return to Nebraska will be a sort of home coming
since he lived here for a number of years before going to Sioux Falls
in 1949. While in Omaha he held a number of positions in the gen
eral headquarters of the company and was also active in civic affairs.
A native of Guthrie Center, Iowa, Mr. Moore was graduated froo.
the State University of Iowa with a BS degree in 1926 and joined
Northwestern Bell in Des Moines soon after as a clerk. He had a
variety of assignments in Iowa, including the position of manager at
Ottumwa for two years, and came to Omaha in September of 1935 as
assistant to the commercial operations supervisor.
He was made Council Bluffs district manager in 1937, returning
to Omaha a year later as district manager. Before moving to Sioux
Falls he served as assistant vice president, operations, for several
While in Omaha he was a director of the Red Cross, the Nebraska
Tuberculosis Association, and the Ad-Sell League, member of the
executive committee of the Covered Wagon Council of the Boy Scouts,
member of the Ak-Sar-Ben Council and a one-time Council president,
trustee of the Safety Council, and during World War II was deputy
commander of the Omaha Civilian Defense Council.
At Sioux Falls he has been equally active, serving as director of
the Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce, the Industrial and Develop
ment Foundation, Rotary Club, and American Red Cross. He was
general chairman of the 1953 Red Cross campaign and of the 1954
Community Chest drive. He also is a director of the National Bank
of South Dakota.
Mr. Moore is married and is an elder of the Presbyterian church.
He and his wife have one daughter, Mrs. Thomas J. Milliken of Fre
Mr. Arstad has served as general manager, Nebraska, since Janu
ary, 1951, coming here from Des Moines where he had headed up the
company’s engineering operations in Iowa for several years.
He has been a member of the board of the United Community
Services since 1951 and served as president of the organization in 1953
and 1954. He is a director of the Stock Yards National Bank of South
Mr. Arstad is married and resides at 131 South 39th Street.
Regional 4-H Camp Highlights
One hundred and twenty-five 4
H club boys and girls and thirty
two adult leaders from the seven
teen Southern States converged on
Howard University last week for
their eighth annual Regional
They visited the White House by
special arrangements, since it was
closed for repairs; top left; they
saw the Capitol; standing on the
steps are Phyllis Friend, Preston,
Md.; Aryanna Brayboy, Marianna,
Arkansas; and Harold Thomas,
Bessemer, Alabama.
The 4-H’ers also visited the U. S.
Department of Agriculture where
one of them, James Shipman, Lib
erty County, Ga., tried on the Un
ider Secretary’s chair for size; top
! right.
They heard Miss Nannie H. Bur
roughs and pinned a corsage on
her; middle row, left; in the pic
ture are: Camp Director P. H. i
Stone, Camp Committee Chairman
W. H. Daughtrey, Velma Dureseau,
Melville, La., doing the honors;
Miss Burroughs; Mattie G. Davis,
Versailles, Ky.; Eleanor Cross, Co
lumbia, La.; Kenneth Williams,
Georgetown, Ky.; and Katherine
Grainger, Franklin, Ky.
Milking the USDA research cen
ter's champion 3-year-old Holstein
are Walter Browning, Union, S. C.;
John Manning, Summit, Miss.; and
Percy James, Baker, La.
Dramatizing with blocks man’s
climb from jungle to justice and
freedom are Nathan Gallon, Mon
ticelo, Fla.; and Bruce Greene,
Disputanta, Va. They assisted
speaker George Foster, right, US
DA associate 4-H leader.
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Bottom left, a group is going
over the camp program with Dr.
C. V. Troup, president of Fort
Valley, Ga., State College. They
are: Bobby Lee Busby, Depew,
Okla.; Mattie G. Davis Versail
les, Ky.; Dr. Troup; Glenwood L.
Cooper, Nashville, N. C.; and As
sistant Camp Director Ross W.
| Newsome.
Portraying an old time country
girl come to town looking for
| “Mary Smith” is 4-H’er Mary Nell
1 Perry, Valdosta, Ga.
Citations went to John Gammon,
Jr., Marion, Ark.; and Mrs. Laura
R. Daly, Talladega, Ala. The pre
sentations were made by Marian
Woods, Luverne, Ala.; and Char
lene Shaw, Forrest City, Ark.
| Looking on is Federal Extension
! Administrator C. M. Ferguson.
Bottom right, Jarnice Tucker,
Elkhorn, W. Va., is showing her
State flag to James Mackall, Hunt
ington, Md.; Edward W. Aiton, na
tional 4-H director; and Dr. Her
man Branson, head of the physics
department at Howard.
USDA Photos: Postlethwaite,