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Vol. 29 No. 36Friday, November 4, 1955_10c Per Copy __
C. of C. Approves Spending
$20 Million For Schools
The Board of Directors of the Omaha Chamber of Commerce yes
terday put their stamp of approval on the proposed $20-million bond
issue for Omaha schools.
In conjunction with the Board’s action, Chamber President A. V.
Sorensen issued the following statement:
“Omaha wants to provide the best possible education for its
young people. Certainly the first step in this direction is adequate
“We are faced with an estimated expenditure of $27,600,000 to
provide buildings, equipment and sites for future schools for our grow
ing population. Many of our present schools have been in use for
over 30 years and are in need of modernization and enlargement. Our
public school enrollment of 39,000 will be increased to 51,000 by 1964.
We must face the issue of providing the necessary facilities in time to
meet the demand.
“While the pay-as-you go principal has many advocates,” Mr. Sor
ensen continued, “the fact remains that the additional levy required
under this plan would cause increased taxes that would be a heavy
burden on all property owners.
“We believe that the proposed bonds can be sold at a favorable
rate, and with the provision permitting redemption as funds accumu
late from the present levy, the total cost should be reduced to a reas
“The bond issue will enable us to act now to meet this challenge,
to anticipate possible increased costs, and to provide in ample time
the facilities needed by our growing community.”
Board members also heard final plans for the Chamber’s annual
membership drive, scheduled November 14 to 18, which will seek to
enroll 1,100 new members to the Chamber roster.
The report on campaign plans was presented by Ralph R. Moser,
general chairman, who also reviewed the organization of the separate
teams which will conduct the drive .
Seven such teams have been formed to obtain new members for
the Senior Division of the Chamber, while both the Junior & Women’s
Divisions will have separate teams contacting prospective members.
The entire organization numbers nearly 500 workers, Mr. Moser
Following the Board meeting, members of the Chamber’s special
Revenue Committee met to begin their activities for the membership
The committee—made up of Chamber officers, directors and
campaign leaders—will seek increases in subscriptions from the
larger members firms of the Chamber of Commerce.
Reports were made to them by Mr. Moser, Chamber Vice Presi
dent M. Cooper Smith, Daniel W. Campbell and Oliver W. Roberts,
Chamber general manager.
7 • S Grades
The Youth Activities League
will hold its first Basketball Or
ganization meet at Kellom on
Wednesday, November 9, at 7:30
p,m. This league will be for
boys in the 7th and 8th grades
who have not reached their four
teenth birthday and for boys 14
15. Interested tfeam represena
tives and players are requested
to attend this meeting. The YAL
has promised to furnish suits for
In pre-season efforts Offutt
WAF outlasted Omaha Merchants
24-23 and the Florence Lions
gave Medical Students Wives a
30-12 lesson on Women Basket
ball action at Kellom Thursday
In what could be a pre-view
of the Women’s champion play
off in February, the WAFS from
the Omaha Merchants were at it
again. Both teams displayed
strong defensive and clever offen
sive patterns in a game that was
only decided in the last 30 seconds
of play by Mary Newton’s pot
shot. In the last 2 years these
same two teams have met 5 times
with the winner never having
more than a 5 point margin of
City - Wide
Sigma Gamma Rho sorority is
sponsoring a CITY-WIDE
YOUTH NIGHT Saturday night,
November 19, 1955 at the Near
North Side Y.M.C.A.
The program for Youth Night
will be a panel discussion follow
ed by a social hour. All high
school juniors and seniors are
special guests. All youth are in
vited. Youth is becoming more
and more delinquent they say.
Would you like to know how a
dults can help youth? solve their
problems? Would you like to
know in what areas youth needs
help? These and more questions
will be discussed. See next
week’s issue for more infor
Mr. Woodrow W. Allen, age
38 years, formerly of Omaha, ex
pired Thursday October 27, 1955
at Chicago, Illinois.
He is survived by his wife,
Mrs. Rosa Allen; daughter, Karen
of Lake Forrest, Illinois; son,
More than 50 boys and girls
are having a grand time in the
newly organized Kellom Square
Dancing Club. Instructor John
Favors has annonced that while
the club is restricted primarly
to those interested in square
dancing, members will be given
a chance to do Folk and Modem
The director of the Woodson
Center in South Omaha, Mrs.
Alice Wilson, will play the organ
on the “National Achievement
Week” program Sunday Novem
ber 13th at the Calvin Memorial
Presbyterian Church at 24th and
Wirt Streets in Omaha.
The program is being sponsor
ed by the Beta Upsilon Chapter
of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.
The Reverend iCharles E. Tyler
Piaster o[f Calvin M e morial
Church, and Milton D. Lewis, In
dustrial secretary of the Omaha
Urban League will speak on the
program. The theme for “Na
tional Achievement Week” is
“Desegregation, A On e-W a y
Station: Integration, Our Desti
The program will start at
3:30 Sunday afternoon, Novem
ber 13th. This program promises
to be both informative and in
spirational. The public is in
vited to attend.
Customer: “What kind of pie
is this, apple or peach?”
Waitress: “What does it taste
Waitress: “Then it’s apple. The
peach tastes like putty.”
Kirk of Omaha; sister, Mrs. Anna
Belle Buck of Venice, California;1
5 brothers, J. C. of Detroit, Mich
igan; Malcom G. and Odell of
Los Angeles, California; Jack of
Chicago, Illinois; Foch P. of New
York, N. Y. and a host of aunts,
uncles and other relatives.
Funeral services were held
Wednesday November 2, 1955 at
2:00 p.m. from the Cleaves Tem
ple C.M.E. Church with Rev. A.
Ralph Davis officiating. Inter
ment was at Forrest Lawn Ceme
Pallbearers were Messrs. Willis
Rlice, Lysle Lawson, Patrick
Golden and Norman Gray.
Myers Brothers Funeral Ser
Waters, Belafonte on CBS-TV
Ethel Waters and Harry Bela
fonte will star in the General Elec
tric Theater production of WIN
NER BY DECISION, the heart-rip
ping story of a boxer with a killer
instinct who dislikes fighting and j
has only been led into it to gain
the comforts he wants for his fam
ily. The show will be aired over
the CBS-TV network Sunday, Nov.
6th at 9 P.M. (EST).
Air Force Baseball
Players Win Trip Home
Yankee southpaw Tommy Byrne
gives Series pointers to Airmen
Fred Williams of Milwaukee, Wis.,
and James “Jet” Douglas of Char
lotte, N. C., winners of the “Most
Valuable Players Award” contest
conducted by the U. S. Air Force
in the United Kingdom Air Force
Baseball League and sponsored i
by Phillip Morris Inc. Both air
men are former pro ball players
and are based in England. They
were flown to New York where
Philip Morris presented them
World Series Tickets and acted as
Ihost during their stay.
Due Jan. 31
It’s time to begin thinking a
bout the Omaha Safety Council’s
OSCA awards again.
They are due January 31st, at
the Council office, but they take
a lot of work and perhaps you
should oe thinking about them
You will remember the win
ners last year were KFAB, The
South Omaha Sun, and The Flash
(O.P.P.D.). Maybe you will be
among the winners this time.
But only if you submit a good en
try . . . and that means a display
of materials to show what you
have done in the safety field
with the medium at your disposal
Hope to be hearing from you
about the end of January.
Proud Father—I want our Wil
lie to be a politician.
Friend—Why ? f
Father—He’s so big and strong.
I’d hate to have him ruin his
physique by working.
0. W. Roberts, general mana
ger of the Omaha Chamber of
Commerce, will leave the city
tomorrow to attend a three-day
conference of Chamber managers
n Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The meeting is the annual con
ference of American Chamber of
Commerce Executives, which is
attended by some 600 (Chamber
managers from throughout the
nation. Matters of organization,
operation and procedure are con
sidered in the conference.
Mr. Roberts serves on both the
Auditing Committee and the j
National Firms Committee of the j
Valerie K. Parker
Mrs. Valeria King Parker, age
36 years, of 958 No. 25th Ave.
was killed early Monday morning
October 31, 1955 in an auto ac
cident at the intersection of
Highway 75 and 36 just south of
Sabetha. Kansas. Two other O
maha men were seriously injured
in the accident.
Kansas State Highway Patrol
men said the car went out of con
Paul L. Smith of 2814 North
Twenty-fifth Street today was re
vealed as the winner in the cur
rent Hinky-Dinky Mystery Shop
Mystery shoppers hired b y
Hinky-Dinky inspected all 34
Hinky-Dinky Food Stores in Ne
braska and Iowa to determine what
PAUL L. SMITH
[clerk is the friendliest and most
The honor went to Mr. Smith,
who works at the Hinky-Dinky
supermarket at Twenty-third and
Commented the Mystery Shop
per who nominated Mr. Smith for
“Mr. Smith made a very good im
pression by his courteous and
friendly manner while sacking our
order He was very careful to
pack each item properly_”
Mr. Smith joined Hinky-Dinky
only last August.
In an article in the Hinky-Dinky
News, newspaper for Hinky-Dinky
employes, supermarket manager
Nate Chase praised Mr. Smith for
his ability to tackle varied assign
ments, ranging from stocking to
friendliness to shoppers.
Mr. Smith originally was hired
as porter, but has taken over
Omaha—March of Dimes vol
unteer leaders and chairmen of
National Foundation for Infan
tile Paralysis chapters from a
five-state area will converge on
Omaha November 2 for a two
day conference with Basil O’Con
nor, National Foundation presi
dent, and other national leaders
in the polio fight.
The group will spend one day
discussing the polio patient care
program and rehabilitation and
and one day planning for the 1956
March of Dimes campaign next
Mr. O’Connor, volunteer leader
of the March of Dimes since its
inception in 1938, will report on
the National Foundation’s Salk
vaccine program and outline the
work remaining to be done in the
fight against polio.
The National Foundation has
announced that its goal in the
coming March of Dimes will be
§47,600,000. More than half of
this will go for direct patient
aid for polio victims. An esti
mated 68,000 patients will be in
need of continuing assistance at
the close of 1955.
Volunteers attending the Oma
ha meeting will come from Neb
raska, Missouri, Kansas, South
Dakota, and southern Iowa. Na
tional Foundation speakers in ad
dition to Mr. O’Connor will in
clude: Joseph F. Nee, director
of fund raising; George P. Voss,
director of chapters; Miss Doro
thy Ducas, public relation dir
ector; Miss Ejlaine Whiltelaw,
director of Women’s activities;
Burr Gibson, assistant fund
raising director; James T. Eding
ton, assistant to the fund raising
director and Miss iCleste Luckett,
national volunteer Teens against
Polio (TAP) Chairman.
trol and struck a highway divi
der. It careened across High
way 36 and ran up a high em
bankment before stopping.
She is survived by her hus
band, Leon Parker; father, Evert
King; uncle, Sampson Browh all
of Omaha; 2 aunts, Mrs Edna
Robinson of Omaha and Mrs.
Vera Thomas of St. Paul, Minne
sota, and a host of other relatives.
Myers Brothers Funeral Ser
Mrs. Captola Renfrow,, 60
years, 2410 North 21st Street,
passed away Tuesday morning
November first at a local hospit
al. Mrs. Renfrow had been a
resident of Omaha thirty-six
years. She was a Deaconess of
Zion Baptist Church and on the
Mother's Board.. Mrs» Renfrow
is survived by her husband, Mr.
Thomas . Renfrow, Omaha, five
daughters, Mrs. Jacqjueline
Smjth, Omhha, Mrs. Flortfiine
Dugas, St. Paul, Minnesota, Mrs.
Ruth Allen, Ocola Renfrow, 0
maha, two sons, Mr. Thomas L.
Renfrow, Mr. Harvey L. Ren
frow, of Omaha, aunt, Mrs. Mary
C. Willis, Jackson, Mississippi,
uncle, Mr. Robert Clark, cousin,
Mrs. Marie Branch, of Omaha,
seventeen grand and two great
grand children The body is at
Three aspiring entrants in the
Rin Tin Tin Toy Roundup contest,
David, Donald and Kathv Pitman,
study the floor plan to Macy’s top
department in New York hoping
they will be among the youngsters
selected to carry out all the toys
they can get their hands on in five
minutes. The hectic windup of the
contest, sponsored by the National
Biscuit Company, will be telecast
on NBS’s “Today” show on Ne
vember 25th. Children enter the
national contest by coloring the
picture of Rin Tin Tin, Rusty and
Captain Rip Masters on the back
of a box of Nabisco Shredded
Research gifents totaling
$40,375 were awarded to the
Creighton University School of
Medicine by the Public Health
Service of the Department of
Health, Education and Welfare.
Dr. Frederick G. Gillick, dean
of the Creighton School of Med
icine, said the grants cover the
period from September 1, 1955
to August 31, 1956.
The awards were made to as
sist the following men in their
Dr. Leo P. Clements, professor
of anatomy, $4,787 for study of
Mesenchyme in the Middle Ear;
Dr. Richard H. Webber, assistant
professor of anatomy, $6,805 for
study of the Sympathetic Trunk
and Connecting Rami in the Sac
ral Region; Dr. Victor Levine,
professor of biological chemistry
and director of the department,
$4,853 for study of the Micro
determination of Carbonyl-Bear
Dr. Charles M. Wilhelmj, pro
fessor of physiology and direc
tor of research, $9,200 for study
of Nutritional Basis of Hyper
tension; Dr. Jeno Kramer, as
sociate professor of pediatrics,
$10,130 for study of Capillary
Resistance and the Endocrines,
and Dr. Alfred W. Brody, assist
ant professor of physiology and
pharmacology, $4,600 for study
of Airway and Tissue Resistance.
Hear about the Chinaman who
always dated his dentist for the
same hour: Tooth-hurty.
Hours Begin This Week
This Thursday night and every night until tne nouaays me
Downtown retail stores will be open until 8:30 P.M. It is the
usual schedule followed in Omaha for the holiday season.
Predictions are that retail sales in the coming weeks be
fore the holidays will reach and result in an alltime high. Ec
onomists and buyers who have been studying the trend feel
fhat the demands of consumers will total up to a new mark for
retail sales Local buyers have been preparing for this up
surge in business for some time and wide, fine selections in
Omaha stores are assured. Store owners noted last week that
actual buying of holiday items already began. One furniture
dealer said, "The date didn't surprise us—but the amount of
interest did. However, we can anticipate that if this is to be
a record year all over the country—some people will start
earlier than others. It is good, for the stores will have a
better chance to handle the demands if a good number of people
jet started now."
Mrs. Ella Hunter
Mrs. Ella Hunter, age 75 years,
of 2811 Miami St., expired Sat
urday October 31, 1955 at a local
She was an Omaha resident 50
years and was a member of
Shaeffer Chapter No. 1 O.E.S.
Mrs. Inez Murrell, Worthy Mat
ron and Zaha Court No. 72,
Daught of Isis, Mrs. Bessie
She is survived by 2 Nephews,
Henry and Orville Webster of
Omaha; 2 nieces, Mrs Alma Clark
of Omaha, and Mrs. Mildred
Clark of Santa Monica, Cali
F uneral services were held
Wednesday November 2, 1955 at
10:00 a.m. from the Myers Broth
ers Funeral Chapel with Rev. F.
C. Williams officiating and un
der the auspices of Shaeffer
Chapter No. 1 O.E.S. Interment
was at Forrest Lawn Cemetery.
Zaha Court No. 72, Daughters
of Isis, held services Tuesday
evening November 1, 1955 at
8:00 p.m. from the Myers Broth
ers Funeral Chapel.
Pallbearers were Perlcell W.
Baugft, Charles Thornton, S. L.
Chambers, Otis Johnson.
The Kellom Rifle Club meets
at 7:00 p.m. every Wednesday
After a brief club meeting a
bus carries the boys to the Fon
tenelle rifle range when they are
given a chance to fire .22 rifles.
The Kellom B B Gun Club
will hold its second meeting at
7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November
Rev Curtis A. Brown, born at
Clearview, Oklahoma, where he
received his elementary and high
school training. A graduate of
the Oklahoma School or Religion,
Langston, Oklahoma, where he
received the degree of Bachelor
of Theology. Has also done fur
! ther study at Langston, and Tul
| sa Universities in the field of
sociology. In college was highly
interested in Dramatics. Was
very active with the Dust Bowl
Players of Langston University,
and the Mt. Sinai Played of the
Oklahoma School of Religion.
He was active in the Student
Christian Association, and A.M.
Rev. Brown is a member of
the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity,
and is now serving as President
of the Alumni Association of the
Oklahoma .School of Religion. He
served in World War VI in the
United States Army in the South
1 west and Mid-Pacific Theatres.
His ministry includes: Student
Pastor of the Oklahoma School
of Religion, Langston, Oklahoma,
Minister of Christian Education
and Pastor’s Assistant at the
First Baptist Church North Tul
sa, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Will assume his duties as Min
ister of the Bethel Baptist
Church, 5318 So. 30th St. on
November 13, 1955.
10, at 2311 Charles.
Boys 13 to 15 who wish to join
the rifle club and boys 12 and un
der who would like to join the
B B Gun Club may still do so by
contacting either Mr. Bob Radin
or Josh Gibson, at the Center,
Industry Leaders To Exchange
Experience On Job Equality
The top executive of five of the nation’s leading industrial firms
are scheduled to lead a full scale discussion of both successful methods
and problems that have been encountered in the elimination of dis
crimination in employment. The discussion will be one of the princi
pal events on the schedule of the National Conference on Equal Job
Opportunity, Eisenhower's Committee on Government Contracts.
Vice President Richard Nixon, who is Chairman of the President’s
Committee, will preside at the Conference, which will be held in the
Treaty Room of the Executive Office Building. More than 65 of the
nation’s most important industrial leaders have accepted the Vice
President’s invitation to attend.
Plans for the Conference, which the President’s Committee has
been developing since last spring, were approved by President Eisen
hower in August, and discussed with him again in Denver by Vice
President Nixon. The purpose of the Conference is to study methods
by which American business and industrial organizations have been
able to reduce discrimination in employment opportunities.
The Conference will open at 2 P.M. and continue until 5 P.M. It
will be concluded by a dinner meting at 7:30 P.M. at the Shoreham
Reuben B. Robertson, Jr., Deputy Secretary of Defense, in the
absence of Secretary Wilson who is in Europe, will address the con
ference on “Equal Job Opportunity in Military Procurement,” after
the opening greeting by Secretary of Commerce Sinclair Weeks. Sec
retary of Labor James P. Mitchell, who is also vice chairman of Presi
dent Eisenhower’s Committee, will speak next on “Using Community
Resources for Equal Job Opportunity.”
Fred Lazarus, Jr., president of the Federated Department Stores
and a member of the President’s Committee, will serve as moderator
for the panel discussion on “Successful Experiences in Developing an
Equal Job Opportunity Program in Industry” following Secretary
Mitchell’s talk. Participants in the discussion will include:
John L. McCaffrey, president of International Harvester Company;
Walter H. Wheeler, president of Pitney-Bowes, Inc.; Gwilym A. Price,
president of Westinghouse Electric Corp.; Thomas Roy Jones, pres.
of Daystrom, Inc.; and General David Sarnoff, chairman of the board
of the Radio Corporation of America.
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., U. S. Ambassador to the United Nations,
will be the speaker at the dinner meeting.
In addition to members of the Cabinet who will speak at the Con
ference, the following will also attend: Secretary of the Treasury
George M. Humphrey, Attorney General Herbert Brownell, Jr., Post
master General Arthur E. Summerfield, Secretary of Agriculture Ezra
T. Benson and Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare Marion
George Meany, president of the American Federation of Labor
who is the only member of the President’s Committee unable to attend,
has designated Bert Seidman of the AF of L national staff to repre^
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