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Vol. 29 No. 31 _ Friday, September 30, 1955 ___10c Per Copy
Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Sibley,
Enroute To World Series,
Killed In Iowa Auto Crash
Mr. Marvin Sibley, 46 years
old of 2416 Erskine Street, and
his wife, Mrs. Georgia Sibley,
42 yeans, were apparently in
stantly killed in an automobile)
accident on highwayNo. 92 near
Columbus Junction, Iowa. Mr. and
Mrs. Sibley were starting out on
their vacation and had planned on
attending the World Series. Mr.
Sibley had been a resident of 0
maha thirty year* and was a
butcher at Swift & Company He
had taken part in religious
fraternal and civic affairs of the
community and was a member of
Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Ir-,
quois Lodge No. 92, IBPOEW.
Elks; Nat Hunter Joshua David
Kelley Consistory No. 27, thirty
second degree Masons, Lodge No.
12, Masons; and other organiza
tions. Mr. Sibley is survived by!
a step daughter, Mrs. Barbara!
Jen Watkins, Omaha brother, Mr.
Emmit Sibley, Montgomery, Ala
Mrs. George Sibley had beeir
a resident of Omaha thirty eight
years. She had taken an active
part in the affairs of the commun
ity She was choi^ directress
of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church,
one of the outstanding soloists
of the choir and the city, secre
tary of Queen Esther Chapter
No. O.E.S. and member of var
ious civic clubs. She is survived
by one daughter, Mrs. Barbara
Jean Watkins, Omaha, son-in-law,
Mr. LeRoy Watkins, U.S.A. Air
Forte, two sisters, Mrs. Inez Ew
ing. Xenia, Ohio, Mrs. Birdie
Stephens, Dayton, Ohio, brother, |
Mr. Roy Robinson, Birmingham,
Alabama, two nieces, Mrs. Letha
Cave, Mrs. Gladys King, Xenia,
Ohio, nephew, Mr. Ellsworth
Whitlow, Xenia, Ohio, uncle, Mr.
Isaac Nared, Omaha, and other
Double funeral services were
held Thursday afternoon from Mt.
Moriah Baptist Church. The Rev.
David St. Clair officiating, as
sisted by the local Ministers of
the city. Nat Hunter Lodge No.
12, F. and A .M. (PHA) B. A.
Austin, W. M. were in charge of
Masonic rites Tor Mr. Sibley with
members of Iroquois Lodge No.
92 Elks, IBPOEW as Honorary
Bearers. Queen Esther Chapter
No. 12, Josephine Brown, W. M.
were in charge of Eastern Star
rites for Mrs. Sibley. Interment
was at Forest Lawn Cemetery
with arrangements by Thomas
TOP WS PLAYER
TO GET CORVETTE
The ballplayer who through his
over-all play in the World Series
does the most for his team, will
receive a shiny new Chevrolet
Corvette from SPORT magazine.
The winner will be announced and
and will receive his car immedi
ately following the last game. The
top performer will be selected by
the editors of SPORT.
MEETS AT 2 PJML
The Broken Heart Mission has
services three times on Sunday,
Prayer Meeting Wednesday, and
a Youth Rally Saturday.
At 2 p.m. there is Sunday
Schol. One hour later, 3 p.m. the
afternoon services take place.
While at 7:45 p.m. the evening
worship takes place.
Prayer Meeting, which is on
Wednesday, is at 7:45 too.
The Saturday evening Get To
gether and Youth Rally begins at
7 45 p.m. and everybody is wel
come to attend at 2211 Cuming
where the Rev. Louis Lehman is
The Council Bluffs, Iowa
branch N.A.A.C.P. is opening
their fall and winter season with
a big mass meeting at Tabernacle
Baptist church 14th St. & Ave. A
Sunday, October 2nd at 3 p.m.
Mrs. Georgene Morris State or
ganizer and director of branches
of the Iowa State conference, of
Des Moines, Iowa will be the
speaker. She will speak on the
three F’s, “Fight For Freedom.”
All officers of the Omaha
branch members and friends are
invited to attend.
Mrs. Morris will also award a
trophy to the Council Bluffs
branch for its outstanding work
in increasing its membership
New York, N. Y .— The Editors
of JUBILEE, national Catholic
pictorial monthly published here,
have devoted the entire 64 page
I September issue to the general
theme ‘CATHOLICISM AND THE
NEGRO.” The decision to pub
j lish the special issue was made
with the conviction that Catho
lics and all men concerned with
justice stand in urgent need of
clarity on so vital a subject as
the racial one. Recent political
trends and Supreme Court deci
sions have brought interracial
harmonies and tensions into new
focus in America and Jubilee’s
editors believe that new light
must continually be shed on
these realities, that the past must
be subjected to examination and
! that new directions and ten
dencies need to be reported and
Say the Editors of JUBILEE:
“There are certain contemporary
issues in which may be seen,
magnified and inescapable, the
! timeless Christian proposition
Ralph Bunehe Speaker At Centennial
Dr. Ralph J. Bunche, Permanent
Under Secretary of the United Na
tions, was guest speaker at the
Flint (Mich.) Faith and Freedom
Rally, highlight of a celebration of
the 100th anniversary of the city’s
incorporation. The rally was spon
sored by the Flint Centennial Re-1
ligious Participation Committee.
Shown in the above photo, left to *
right, are: Osmond Kelley, Flint |
postmaster; Mayor George M. Al
gee, Mrs. Sadie Louise Leach,
Michigan Governor G. Mennen!
Williams, Dr. Bunche, and Dr. J. L.
Leach, member of the special event
committee of the centennial. Stand
ing in front of Gov. Williams is the
son of Dr. and Mrs. Leach, Jesse
L. Leach, Jr. (ANP)
Mrs. Dolly Upton, age 66 years,
of 2523 Miami St., expired Friday
evening September 16, 1955 at a
She was an Omaha resident
over 30 years.
She is survived by two sisters,
Mrs. Bessie Jennings of El Reno,
Okla., and Mrs. Gracie Steele of
Cresent, Okla., brother, Lonnie
Russell of Cresent, Okla., 3 nie
ces, 1 nephew and a "host of other
Her remains were forwarded
to the Russworm Funeral Home,
Kingfisher Okla. September 21,
1955 for services and burial.
Myers Brothers Funeral Ser
that man is his brother’s keeper.
Such an issue is the interracial
question, most pointedly as it
affects whites and Negroes. In
no area have Christians faced a
1 sharper challenge or had a wider
! opportunity to give body to ab
stract morality and life to theo
retical charity. Nowhere have
the lines between precept and
practice been so bluntly drawn.”
! Pointing out that the non-Catholic
Negro is not a mere target for
conversion, they assert: “Each,
rather, is ^ man whose long-over
due claim is beginning to be ac
cepted,. who is beginning to be
seen and heard and confronted
as other men are, and about
whom it is coming to be known
that what he has to offer is no
more and no less than other men,
but something pricelessly his
Going beyond statistics and
data, the issue covers a broad
range of subjects examining the
broad background of Negro-white
relationships in America on an
individual, family, parish and mis
| sion level.
L. A. Sends Group To Conference
Los Angeles (ANP) Shown above
is the Southern California Delega
tion to the A.M.E. General Con
Reading from left to right in t
back, row are the Reverends Fred j
E. Stephens, pastor of Ward A.M.
E., Los Angeles; A. A. Shaw, First j
A.M.E. (8th and Towne); William
Jacks, Grant Chapel, Long Beach;
Henry W. Murphy, Grant A.M.E.,
So. Los Angeles, chairman; Thor
ion Cobbs, Bethel, San Diego.
Front Row, from left: Jerry W.
Ford, Second A.M.E., Los Angeles;
T. L. Scott, Allen Chapel River
BMwWB ■ vi'M i j»v«u-wvi -vxiosss®
side; B. C. Allen, presiding Eldor
Pasadena-San Diego district and
J. N. Harris Allen Chapel, San
Not shown in the picture is the
Rev. D. V. Kylo, St. James, Los
Natl Educational Board To
Meet At Corinth Baptist
Church Sunday At 3:30 p.m.
Mrs. Lorraine Eagle Feather
Murray, age 29 years of 5117 So.
26 St., expired Monday Septem
ber 19, 1955 at her home.
She was an Omaha resident 12
years, and is survived by her
husband, Will Murray.
Her remains were forwarded
to Rose Bud, South Dakota
Thursday September 22, 1955 for
services and burial.
Myers Brothers Funeral Ser- j
ERNEST EVANS CHAPTERj
OF THE WAR MOTHERS, Hold
Annual party for the old folks
and Shut-ins. Tuesday was a
beautiful, warm sunshiny day,
perfect for the party for all the
old people who wished to come.
It is given annually by the Ern
est Evans Chapter of the War
Mothers. The local ministers |
donated their cars and saw to it
that they got to the YWCA and
home again after the party was
over. ' Mrs. Anna Burton, Luada
Crumbley and Gertrude Brooks
opened the program by singing
Hymns, Spirituals and request
numbers. Prayers were offered
by Mrs. Burton and Mrs. Mary'
Hern, a guest from Arkansas.
Mrs. Luada Crumbley sang a solo,:
“I Do, Don’t You?” Little 3-year|
old Frederic Bryant Crowley
sang “I Know It Was The Blood”,!
Mrs. Lula Bryant sang “It’s Real’’
and then joined her grandson
Frederic Crowley in singing
“Lead Me, And Guide Me”, and
“At The Cross.” Miss iCherie
Curry played several numbers
for the group to sing. Speakers
for the day were Rev. Taylor
pastor of the Seven Day Advent
ist Church and Rev. Shepherd
pastor of the Hope Lutheran
Church who gave short but very
impressive talks. About 60 were
present. Mrs. Pearl Fletcher is j
president of the group, but could
not be present because of illness.
Mrs. Henrietta Fox, 101 years
old was the oldest lady attending
and received a gift The oldest
man was Mr. Columbus Wilson
who also received a gift. A de
licious lunch was served, with
plenty of “seconds” on deck. A
bout 4- P.M. they expressed their
thanks for a very enjoyable
afternoon, said goodbyes to the
friends they had not seen for a
year, and won’t see again for an
other year. Mrs. Artison is the
Treasurer and Mrs. Belle Taylor,
the vice-president was program
There will be a Mass Meeting of
the National Baptist Convention’s
Educational Board held at the
Corinth Baptist Church, 3212
North ° th St., Sunday, October 2
at 3:30 P.M.
The Rev. Dr. Coleman W. Kerry
who is executive secretary of the
board has been in the city for a
week conducting revival at the
Corinth Baptist Church. The Re
vival will close Friday night fol
lowed by a mass meeting in the
behalf of the Educational Board.
Dr. Kerry has been with the
board and worked deligently for
the educational work of the Na
tional Baptist Convention for a
number of years.
He is well known and highly
thought of throughout the nation
and in the Islands where the Na
tional Baptist is doing educational
work. Dr. Kerry is a great evange
list and tervent preacner.
He will deliver the message for
the Mass Meeting, you will not
want to miss hearing Dr. Kerry
and making a contribution to the
educational work of the National
Baptist Convention. Everyone is
Get United Press
Creighton has been selected for
the fourth consecutive year to
receive the United Press radio
news teletype service. The Col
lege Radio Corporation announc
ed that Creighton will be one of
71 schools in the country to re
ceive the service.
Campus radio stations give
commercial announcements for a
cigaret company which sponsors
the wire service. The wire
stories are also used as labora
tory material in journalism
All colleges and universities
selected for the teleptype service
are members of the Intercol
legiate Broadcasting System.
Creighton is Nebraska’s only
member of this national collegi
ate radio network.
"Mrs. Estell Littlejohn Feagin,
age 29 yearii, of 2637 Hamilton
St., expired Tuesday Septembei
20, 1955 at a local hospital.
She was an Omaha resident 22
She is survived by her husband,
Joe Nathan, 4 children, Veda Jo,
Sheila Ree, Terry Eugene and
Myrna Fay, 6 sisters, Mrs. Mar
garet Fort of Omaha, Mrs. Min
nie Langston of Los Angeles,
Calif., Mrs. Inez Turner of Oma
ha, Mrs. Viola Baker of Cleve
land, Ohio, and Mrs. Evelyn Chat
man of Omaha, brother, Ernest
Littlejohn of Omaha, 5 uncles.
by Gertrude Brooks At. 8817
MRS WILLIAM TEAL, COUN
CIL BLUFFS, NOMINATED TO
THE GOVERNOR’S CONFER
FEREMCE OF EDUCATION.
MRS. WILLIAM TEAL, 1114
16th Ave., Co. Bluffs, Iowa, has
added another laurel to her crown
and has the honor of being nom
inated to the Governor’s Confer
ence of Education by Leo H.
Hough, Polk Go. Mrs. Teal, a
recent widow and a very modest
mother who has reared several
children, has not neglected her
fine family to be the great club
woman that she is. A devout
Christian woman who has taught
her children the principals of re
ligion, and whose daughter, Etta
Bell has just this year graduated
from the National Baptist Train
ing School in Nashville, Tennes
see. Mrs. Teal is the First Vice
President of the Federated Glubs
of Council Bluffs: Chairman of
the Welfare Board of Abraham
Lincoln High School PTA: De
votional Chairman of Longfellow
School PTA: Past President of
the American Legion Auxiliary
Post: Matron of the Eastern Star
Chapter No. 34 of Council Bluffs,
Iowa. She is an active member
of the local NAAGP and chair
man of the educational board.
Homemaker, Religious Leader,
Club woman and Mother, we sal
ute you; would that many more
of our race here and all over the
world would take pattern after
Baldwin Is j
Hanson W. Baldwin, military
editor of the NEW YORK TIMES,
will be the opening speaker at
the University of Omaha’s 10th
Annual Institute on World Af
fairs, Wednesday, October 12.
Theme of the 1955 Institute is
“Since the Summit.” Speakers
will discuss developments since
the world powers met in Geneva.
Six lectures are offered at 8:15
p.m. each Wednesday, October 12
through November 16, at the Uni
Dr. Hans J. Morgenthau, direc
tor of the Center for Study of
American Foreign Policy at the
University of Chicago, will speak
October 19, on “Germany and
Dr. William V. Lambert, dean
of the University of Nebraska
College of Agriculture, and Dr.
Gale Johnson, agricultural econ
omist of the University of Chi
cago, will present a symposium
on “The Soviet Agriculture Econ
omy” on October 26. Both were
members of the American group
visiting Russian farms this sum
On November 2, His Excellency
M. Maurice Couve de Murville,
French Ambassador to the Unit
ed States, will speak on “France
and Western Security Programs.”
The editor and publisher of
BATAAN magazine, Dr. Diosdado
Yap, will speak November 9 on
“Southeast Asia Since Geneva.”
The final speaker will be Dr.
Hans Kohn, professor of history,
City College of New York, on No
vember 16. His topic is “The
World and the West.”
Sponsoring groups for 1955 In
stitute are: The American As
sociation of University Women,
Federation for Jewish Service,
Woodmen of the World Life In
surance Society, Omaha Educa
tion Association, University of 0
maha Alumni Association, Ne
braska Federation of Women’s
Clubs, 2nd District, and Omaha
Rotary Club. It is arranged by
William T. Utley, professor of
history, through the College of
Season tickets may be obtained
from any of the sponsors.
Ernest, Nathaniel, Robert, Tim
othy and Elmore Littlejohn, all
Funeral services were held
Saturday September 24, 1955 at
10:00 A.M. from the Pilgrim Bap
tist Church with Rev. Charles
Favors officiating assisted by
Rev. F. C. William and Rev.
David St. Clair. Interment was
at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Messrs. T.
Bonam, J. W. Porter, D. Bowens,
P. H. Norvell, J. Franklin and C.
Myers Brothers Funeral Ser
All Quiet In Mississippi
After Jury Frees Killers
Of 14-Year-Old Emmett Till
Mrs. Ethel Douglas, 61 years,
1216% Street, passed away Sun
day September 25th at a local.
hospital. Mrs. Douglas had been
a resident of Omaha forty three [
years and was a member of St.1
John’s Baptist tChurch. She is
survived by her husband, Mr.
Shadrack Douglas, Omaha.
Funeral services were held
Ffliday afternoon from St. John
Baptist Church with the Rev. E.
D. Johnson officiating. Burial
was at Graceland Park Cemetery ^
with arrangements by Thomas
Boys Town, Nebr. — “America’s
Town Meeting of the Air,” one of
the nation’s oldest and most dis
tinguished radio forums, will origi
nate from Boys Town on Tuesday
evening, October 4, Msgr. Nicholas
H. Wegner, director of Boys Town,
The program will be staged in
the Boys Town Music Hall on Oc
tober 4, at 8:00 P.M. and will be
broadcast over the coast to coast
ABC network at the regular hour
on Sunday, October 9, Father Weg
The topic of discussion for the
Boys Town broadcast of Town
Meeting will be “Do We Expect!
Too Much of Our Youth.” Speak
ers will be Saul Alinsky, executive
director of the Industrial Areas
Foundation of Chicago, and Rus
sell W. Ballard, director of Hull
House in Chicago. Moderator will
be Shepherd L. Witman.
On the air since May, 1935,
Town Meeting is carried by more
than 300 stations of the ABC net
work in the United States, Canada,
Hawaii, and Alaska. The program
also is beamed around the world'
by the Voice of America and the ;
Armed Forces Radio Service.
Although there will be no charge
for attending the broadcast, ad
mission to the Music Hall will be
by ticket only, Father Wegner
said. Tickets are available by
writing Father Wegner at Boys
Town, or by calling Glendale 8500,
The actual program will be pr
ceded by a preliminary meeting
consisting of audience participa
tion, starting at 7:30. The Music
Hall will open at 7:00 p.m.
Produced by the Town Hall, Inc.,
of New York City, “America’s
Town Meeting” is a modern adap
; tation of the old New England
| town meeting where citizens gath
' ered to discuss local governmental
problems. The program has re
ceived more awards for excellence
than any other program in the
field of education.
The program will originate
through Radio Station KFOR in
Sumner, Miss. (CNS) — With
“Justice” prevailing after the trial
of J. W. Milam and Roy Bryant
for the brutal murder of 14 year
old Emmett Till, the sleepy town
of Sumner went back to work
“quietly.” That is if you could
call remarks from whites as sig
nifying “quiet” that quote: “The
Jury taught them a lesson.” —
them meaning Negroes, of course.
The Governor of Mississippi,
Hugh White — refused comment
though his term is nearing an end
and he’s not running for anything
at the present. Governor-elect,
who is the present Attorney Gen
eral made the safe answer:
“The State of Mississippi dis
charged its full duty in prosecut
ing the persons accused of the
crime.” He refuse to comment
on the jury’s decision as “im
nut tne jury commeniea on us
decision in a proud way. Sneer
ingly J. A. Shaw, Jr. jury fore
man commented on Mrs. Bradley
—Till’s bereaved mother: “She
might have gotten a tear if she
had tried a little harder.”
State witness Willie Reed, 19.
the ninth grader who heard Till’s
cries on that fateful morning, was
taken to Chicago with Rev. Char
les Diggs for a “vacation.”
Granduncle Moses Wright, who
had said early he would get out
of Money, Miss., too just as quick
ly as the trial was over, stayed on
at his farm from where Till was
spirited away. He was advertised
to appear in New York at a
special protest meeting against
the Mississippi “lynching” but it
was not sure he would appear.
He could be needed as the state
seeks to push the kidnapping
charges against Milam and Bry
Mrs. Bradley headed for New
York following her return to
Chicago even before the jury’s
decision was announced. She got
out of the Mississippi town un
noticed and without incident.
And back in Sumner, plus near
by towns of Clarksdale, Green
wood—all seemed back to normal.
But the rumblings were under
Is Nov. 15
The Post Office Department
has advised that Christmas gift
parcels addressed for delivery
through Army and Navy post of
fices should be mailed during the
period October 15 through No
vember 15, 1955, to insure de
livery by Christmas.
The following recommendations
are made to mailers:
Send no Perishables
Insure Your Parcels.
Miss Marjorie Edwards and Mr.
Bruce Kennedy were quietly mar
1 ried on Sunday, September 25th at
the residence of the Rev. Ralph
JEST LAFFS by SOBEBT
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