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"Vol7^9~NoT33 Friday, October 14, 1955 10 Per Copy
Formation of a Downtown 0
maha Association and naming of
W. J). Lane as its president was
Mr. Lane, former general man
ager of Eggerss-O’Flying Divi
sion of Central Fibre Products
W. D. LANE
Co., and a prominent civic leader,
said that 50 downtown business,
professional and civic leaders' or
ganized the association on a non
profit basis. “Membership is
open to all downtown business
firms and professional people,”
Lane stated the organization
wras formed to “keep downtown
Omaha an asset and stimulant
to the city as it continues to grow,
to accelerate business activity
and civic service, and to unify
downtown businesses and profes
sions in a program of more effec
tive service to all of Omaha and
its trade area.”
To acomplish its objectives,
Lane said the Association plans a
united program designed to:
Keep downtown Omaha pleas
ant and inviting for the people
of the Omaha trade area for en
tertainment, professional services,
banking, shopping, hotel and
Maintain downtown Omaha as
a fine, satisfying place to work
and do business.
Improve traffic and parking
conditiohs and aid in the efficient
utilization of the city's mass
Boost downtown Omaha as a
center for entertainment and ed
ucational events which will keep
the city attractive and appealing
to both its citizens and visitors.
Carry forward a continuous
program for improvement of
“In line with our objectives to
build Omaha’s reputation as a
city of friendliness, courtesy and
hospitality, our program wall tie
in wholeheartedly with the Cham
ber of Commerce’s ‘Lets Sell O
maha’ campaign,” Mr. Lane said.
One day an elderly lady drove
her automobile into a garage,
told the mechanic she needed
some repairs and asked him if he
would fix the car?
‘.What seems to be the trouble,
madam?” he asked.
“Well, I’ don’t exactly know,”
she said, “but my husband told me
it could be fixed up fine if I just
bought a new head for the driver.”
71, Died Saturday
Mr. Arthur Williams, 71 years,
of 2016 North 29th Avenue, Apt
1656, died Saturday October 8th
at his home.
He had lived in Omaha fifty
years and was a retired Pullman
porter. He was a member of
Salem Baptist Church.
Mr. Williams is survived by his
wife, Mrs. Martha Williams;
two daughters, Mrs. Metra Gard
ner of Omaha and Mrs. Mary
Hazard of Los Angeles, Califor
nia; one brother, Mr. Alfred
Williams of Norfolk, Nebraska;
one sister, Mrs. Alberta Howard
of Kansas City, Kansas; five
grandchildren and nine great
Funeral services were held
Wednesday afternoon from Morn
ing Star Baptist Church with the
Rev. Z. W. Williams officiating.
Pallbearers were Messrs. G.
Bradley, F. L. Wesley, R. D. Wil- I
liams, W. R. Johnson, L. L. J
Washington, W. Rodgers, and J. j
T. Saunders. Burial was at Mt. !
Hope .Cemetery with arrange
ments by Thomas Mortuary.
“Dana College is on the air.”
With this statement Dana intro
duced a new series of broad-.
casts on Fremont’s Radio Station
KFGT Thursday afternoon, Oct
ober 13, at 5:05. The program
will be presented regularly with:
Midland College, Fremont, sup
plying The programs on alternate
The first program lucluded
music by the Dana College Choir,
under the direction of Prof. Paul
E. Neve, who has just returned to ,
neve, who has just returned to
Dana after a year and a half of
special graduate study in New*
York City. Tenor Dick Jensen, j
Dana senior from Fremont, Neb
raska, sang “Serenade” from
The Student Prince, and D‘Ar
lene Morton, Blair, Nebraska,
read K eats “T o Autumn.”
A feature of the programs will be j
the recorded conversation of Dana |
College professors. This week j
Dr. Clifford T. Hansen of the
Philosophy Department and Mr.
Jerry Cloyd of the Sociology De- .
partment discussed informally
the problems of colonialism.
A special recording has been
made of the Dana College Choir
singing the college song Hail j
Dana.” This will be included
regularly as theme music for the
The 25-minute program is
sponsored by the Student Body :
of Dana College and the manage-,
ment of Radio Station KFGT.]
The student staff includes Peter |
Smith, Portland, Maine, director;
James demon, Castana, Iowa,
ploducer; Carmen Craig, Omaha,
Nebraska, announcer; Harold
Holt, Soldier, Iowa, engineer;
Melvin Sick, Shelby, Iowa, as
sistant engineer; and Ann Lind
holm, Swannanoa, North Caro
lina, copy writer.
Sudden acquaintance brings re
The annual YMCA Queen Cor
onation ball has been scheduled
for Friday, November 11, at the
Any high school girl wishing
to participate in this event may
do so by attending the meeting of
the contestants Mednesday night
at 7:30 P.M.
Several new features will be
added to this year’s program.
The coronation has been recog
nized as one of the outstanding
social events for young people in
the city and comes as a part of
the anniversary program of the
Near North Branch Y.MjC.A.,
which has always been held the
second week in Novenber.
The fifth annual Fall Sports
School sponsored by the Omaha
YMCA will start on Monday,
October 17. This school is offer
ed to the public each year on a
short term membership basis.
The classes vary in length from
six to ten weeks duration.
This fall nine sports are avail
able, three of which are open for !
co-ed participation. The co-ed
classes are Fencing, instructed
by Dayton Rasmussen, former
Armed Forces Champ; Women’s
Swimming, instructed by Chuck
Smith and Isabelle Filkins, YMiCA
and YWCA swimming instruct
ors; and Dog Obedience Training,
taught by Gus Graske, local Oma
ha dog training instructor.
Individual instruction is not
available during this series of
lessons. Judo, Handball, Volley
ball, Body Building, and Wrest
ling are the rest of the classes
making up the Fall Sports School.
Each of these classes meet
weekly, except wrestling which
will meet twice a wek. An inter
mediate swimming class for men
will also be a part of the pro
gram. This class is open to any
one who can swim 60 feet and I
•wants to learn to improve his ;
stroke, breathing, or learn a new j
stroke. This swim class will be
limited and reservations will be!
made on a first-come-first
For the first time a pre-season
basket ball school will be included
in the Sports School. The bas
ketball course will be open to
high school boys only. Instruc
tion will be given in fundamentals
of individual play as well as team
play. Church and local neigh
borhood teams are encouraged to
enroll in this school as a team.
Registrations are now being
accepted for all of these classes.
Further information may be
received by phoning the Central
“Y” physical department AT.
Those good old days are over
emphasized. Why, today Holly
wood is making armour out of
magnesium w’hich make the “you
n e v e r-can-wear-it-out” model
some 30 per cent lighter than the
VICTORY SMILE FOR CHAMP DODGER
NEW YORK — Junior Gilliam (2nd from left), second baseman of pennant-winning Dodgers base
ball team, beams with joy during evening of relaxation with boosters at Red Rooster, famed Harlem
restaurant frequented by big-league players. Visit followed parade in Brooklyn recently when hundreds
of thousands of fans turned out to greet victorious team. Rooting friends with Gilliam, 1. to r., are C.
Melvin Patrick, president of Uptown Press Club; Clarence Matthews, good-will ambassador for Park A
Tilford Distillers Corp., and Harry Chapperon, vice president of Storm and Klein, Inc., advertising agency.
Printer's Ink In Their Veins
| PRINTER’S INK IN THEIR
VEINS . . . Miss Jewel Ewing
and Garfield Lillard, Jr., both
seniors and Nashvillians, became
top student editors at Tennessee
State University last week.
Miss Ewing, businss education
major, was chosen editor of The
Tennessean 1 (university year
book). She has already served two
years on the yearbook staff, is a
university counselor, holds offices
in Alpha Kappa Alpha and Pi
Omega Pi, and is active in the
Flash-writer's (shorthand) club
and the Student Christian As
Lillard, economics major and
honor student, was chosen editor
of The Meter, student newspap
er. Last year he servd as the
paper’s editorial board chairman.
He is student photographer on the
university’s public relations staff,
and is active in Kappa Delta Pi,
Future Business Leaders o f
America and the Student Chris
Ramona Deitemeyer, Mrs. America for 1956, will be
featured with her family in a special anniversary film
marking the beginning of the fourth year in telecasting
the popular dramatic religious series, “This Is The
Life.” She and her husband, Carl, managing editor of
a successful magazine, bring out in the panel discussion
many of the problems which every modem family
must face and how application of Christian teachings,
offers the solution.
A pep rally at 11 A.M. tomor
row (October 14) will set off the
pi*e-game festivities for the Uni
versity of Omaha Indians’ tangle
with their Tangerine Bowl foe,
the Eastern Kentucky State
Maroons. The game is scheduled
gor 8 P.M. Saturday at the Muni- j
cipal Stadium. The Indians beat;
the Maroons 7-6 in Orlando, Flor
ida, last New Year's Night.
Following the campus pep ral
ly, cheerleaders and band will ac
company the team to the Court
hoise steps for a public pep rally
at noon. A special Tangerine
Bowl float will be displayed,
featuring Miss Jaikie Pedersen,
1954 Tangerine Bowl Queen. The
float will visit South Omaha And
Benson Friday afternoon and Sat
Plans for half time ceremonies
at the Municipal Stadium include
the University Marching Band
| under the direction of Arthur
[ Custer and a precision drill by
j the Air Force . ROTC Sabres.
: Also on hand at half-time will be
the 1955 Angels Flight, coed
I auxiliary of the AF-ROTiC.
Tickets for the game are on
sale at Russell’s Sporting Goods,
The South Omaha Sport Center,
Died October 1st
Clifford Booker, age 61 years,
f 2405 Seward Street, expired
Saturday October 1, 1955 at a
He was an Omaha resident 45
years and was a veteran of W. W.
N<v 1. He was a member of Theo
dore Roosevelt Post No. 30, A
merican Legion, J. L. Taylor,
He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Alice Fay Booker of Omaha;
daughter. Mrs. Imogene Walton
of Omaha; son, Walter of Oma
ha; cousin, Guy Miles of Chicago,
Funeral services were held
Friday October 7, 1955 at 2:00
P.M. from the Pleasant Green
Baptist Church with Rev. J. H.
Reynolds officiating, assisted by
Rev. .Charles Favors; Rev. F. S.
Goodlett and Dr. C. Adams. In
terment was in the Soldiers Cir
cle at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Theodore Roosevelt Post No.
30, American Legion, had charge
of Legion Rites.
and at the University Fieldhouse.
Reserved seats are $3.50, general
admission $2.00. Children under
12 accompanied by adults in gen
eral admission are free. High
school students may purchase
tickets for 50 cents.
Coed night has been scheduled
again at the YMCA beginning
Wednesday, the 26th, with bad
minton, shuffelboard, table ten
nis, and smash scheduled on the I
The gymasium has been re
served this night beginning at
8:00 P.M. for1 this phase of pro
gram which was enjoyed last sea
son by a number of adults and
For Oct. 20
Committeemen and leaders of
groups at the Near North Branch
YMCA will participate in the
Omaha YMCA Annual Leaders
0 o nfertnce Thursday, October
20. 6-00 P.M.; at South Omaha
The theme of the conference is
“Y Laymen In The Y”. Mayar
John Rosenblatt will be the fea
tured speaker for the conference.
Work shop periods on the lay
man’s duties and responsibilities
will be held.
This conference offers an op
portunity for laymen of the
YMCA to meet together on a
c;ty-wide basis to discuss YMCA .
The first in a Winter series of
Twilight Hours will be held at the
Northside Building, 28th and Mi- !
ami, on Sunday afternoon, Octo-1
ber 16, from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Feat-1
ured will be an interpretation of
Ovr Ta^k, given by Mrs. Kold
erie, president of the Omaha
YWCA. Special recognition will
be given to six community clubs
and organizations, which have
made donations for use in the
new building. Music and a social
houi‘, with AKA pledges as jun
ior hostesses, will complete the
evening. All members and
friends are invited. Come and
join in the Fellowship. Help
keep the YWCA a “meeting place
The Quack Club, pioneer
YWCA group, recently held its
election of officers for the year.
They are, president, Mrs. Dor
othy Smith; vice president, Mrs.
Jessie Ruth Hall; assistant
secretary, Mi?. Myrtle Pruitt;
corresponding secretary, Mrs.
Shirley McAllister; treasurer,
Mrs. Lutisha Stevens; reporter,
Mrs. Marguerite Shepard. Several
of the members are attending
the annual Tri-State Conference
of Employed Women, in Kansas
City, Missouri, October 29-30. At
a recent meeting Mrs. Edna Bur
rell was elected as the official
delegate to the conference. Mrs.
Stevens and Mrs. Shepard have
been nominated for Conference
offices. Mrs. Ella Mae Haynes
is chairman of the Young Adult
Committee, and will work closely
with all club groups. Mrs. Haynes
is a veteran in YWCA circles,
and her knowledge and guidance
should mean much to the develop
ment of this department during
the coming year.
Mrs. Marguerite Shepard is
now serving as a Senior Hostess
for the Military Hostesses. Re
cently she accompanied a group
of young women to the Lincoln
Air Base Service Club open house.
Any single young woman, be
tween 18 and 30, who would like
to be a part of this worthwhile
service, may call the YWCA,
at PL. 6299, or Mrs. Shepard, at
HArney 2863, for details.
Join the YWCA — Support
your United Fund.
Mr. William TV Butler, 61
years, of 2433 Charles Street,
died suddenly Thursday October
6th at his home.
He was a veteran of World
War 1 and lived in Omaha all of
Mr. Butler is survived by two;
sisters, Mrs. Goldie Taylor and
j Mrs. Mattie White, both of Oma
j ha, and a brother, Mr. King
Evans Butler of Omaha.
Omaha Leads The World
In Livestock and Meat
Packing, Growth Continues
Mrs. Esther Hicks
Mrs. Esther Hicks, age 66 years
of 2877 Binney St., expired sud
denly Friday October 7, 1955.
She was an Omaha resident 42
years and was associated with
the American Legion Auxiliary
of Theodore Roosevelt Post No.
30 for many years. , ,
She is survived by her son, Dr.
Charies Ennis of Los Angeles,
Myers Brothers Funeral Ser
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Dies At Age of 64
William (Willie) Hill, age 64
years, of 2026 No., 29 Street, ex
pired Monday October 3, 1955 at
home of his daughter, Mrs. De
home of his dacghter, Mrs. De
He was an Omaha resident 33
years and was a veteran of W. W.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Alma Hill; 2 daughters, Denise
Hill and Mrs. Delores Smith,
brother, Louis Hill all of Omaha;
2 sisters, Mrs. Eddie Mae Lee of
Dallas, Texas, and Mrs. Florence
Edmerson of Indianapolis, Indi
Funeral services were held Fri
day October 7, 1955 at 10:00
A. M. from the Myers Brothers
Funeral Chapel with Rev. F. S.
Goodlett officiating, rnterment
was at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Messrs. Ed
Johnson and Herb Parks.
Myers Brothers Funeral Ser
At the regular meeting of the
Yergan Hi-Y Club Tuesday night,
the following persons were elec
ted officers: Anthony Wright,
President; Amos Johnson, Vice
President; Dennis Turner, Secre
tary; Donald Townsend, Treas
Arthur B. Stearns, Advisor for
the club, announced the city-wide
meeting of officers of all Hi-Y
clubs to be held at Central YMCA
Tuesday, at 7:00 P.M. Projects
for the Hi-Y Clubs of the city
will be discussed.
The Hi-Y Club is open to all
boys attending High School.
Meetings are held on Tuesdays
at 6:00 P.M. followed by a gym
period at 7:30 P.M.
100 Years Old
Died Oct. 6th
Mr. Ike Cooper, 100 years, of
2802 Seward Street, died Thurs
day October fith at a local hos
He had been a farmer and had
made his home in Omaha for the
past ten years. Mr. (Cooper was i
a member of Salem Baptist I
Survivors include two sons.
Rev. James Cooper of Omaha and
Mr. Douglas Cooper of Valley,
Arkansas; twenty-five grand
children, and five great grand
Funeral services were held
Monday afternoon from Morning
Star Baptist Church. The Rev.
■J. C. Wade officiated assisted by
Rev. Z. W. Williams, Rev. W. E.;
Fort, Rev. >C. C. Pettis, and Rev j
J. H. Reynolds. Pallbearers were |
Messrs. Ulyses Manger, J. S.
Porter, H. Moorer, Andrew Thom- j
as, Sammy Jackson, and Lampton j
Mitchell. Interment was at Mi
Hope Cemetery. Arrangements j
by Thomas Mortuary.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday afternoon from the I
Thomas Mortuary with the Rev. ■
Charles Favors officiating Pall- ^
bearers were Elder John Davis, |
Mr. J. Franklin, Richard Haw- j
kins, Guy Wiley, ■ Edward W.
Home, and P. H. Norvell. Burial
was in the Soldiers Circle at For
est Lawn (Cemetery.
Omaha’s lead as the world’*
largest livestock market and.
meat-packing center - as of Oct
ober 1 - is firmly established by
figures compiled for the first
nine months of the year.
The totals, released this week
end by the Business Research
Bureau of the Omaha Chamber of
Commerce show that Omaha i®
ahead of Chicago, its nearest
competitor, in total livestock re
ceipts by 180,680 head.
During the same period last
year, Bureau officials said, Chi
cago led Omaha in total receipts
by 118,000 head.
In meat-packing, Omaha alw*
leaves Chicago trailing this year
During the first nine months of
1955, Omaha meat-packers have
processed 27.5% more cattle,
8.2% more hogs and 167% more
sheep than those in the Windy
Processing will be stepped up
even more with the construction
of two more packing plants here,
bringing the total to 19 in Oma
ha. Recently, both the Nebraska
Meat Supply Company and the
Eagle Packing Company an
nounced that each will start
building new plants this month.
The first, to be known as the Ak
Sar-Ben Packing Company, will
be able to process a thousand
head of cattle each week, while
the Eagle plant will handle a
total of 500 cattle weekly.
Reviewing the total receipts
and processing figures for the
nine-month period, Harry B.
Coffee, president of the Union
Stock Yards Company, pointed
out that Omaha’s fall run of alb
livestock - cattle, calves, hogs and'
sheep - traditionally surpasses
those in Chicago.
“Prospects are most favor
able,5 he said, “for Omaha. to
retain its top-ranking position
for the entire year.’’
Chicago, III —The South must
realize that to scuttle Negro
teachers is to wreck its schools,
says the November BONY. la
the south an estimated 100,000
Negroes teach school, and they
comprise the world’s largest
group of Negro professionals This
fallp, as school integration went
of the educators careers were'
into effect in some states, many
The question arose whether
Negro tealhers should be allowed
to teach in mixed schools. The
answer would appear to be a
simple one, says EBONY. If
students are to be integrated,
the South, having no charts to
follow except a not-always de
teachers should also be. Yet
pendable conscience, came up
with a variety of replies, some
heartening, others disillusioning.
In Missouri Negro teachers,
with few exceptions, were em
ployed in mixed schools. In sharp
contrast, Oklahoma fired 126'
county teachers when the schools:
were integrated and 300 face
EBONY learned that while
each year the number of white
teachers dwindles because of low
pay, long hours, Negro teachers
are increasing in number and
are becoming better prepared
This reservoir of Negro educa
tors could help replenish the
rapidly disappearing supply of
When school integration comes,,
as it surely will, says EBONY,.
Negro teachers will be needed
to help make it work. Communi
ties in the so-called “border
states” have already found this;
to be true. The deep South wiEl
some day agree.
At a convention the various defe*
gates were bragging about their
home states. One had higher
mountains, one had more Iakesr
and still another raved about the
size of his state’s strawberries.
Finally the man from Kansas
spoke up, “Aren’t many states, that:
can top Kansas when it comes to
wind and dust. Why, during one
of our storms, the dust was so
thick, a prairie dog was seen dig
ging a hole 50 feet up in the airJ"
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