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Vol. 29 No. 46__Friday, January 13, 1956_ ~ 10c Per Copy
1. Polio cases in future years
will be reduced due to the Salk
vaccine, but caring for the pa
tients we now have is the greatest
2. Douglas County in 1955 had
over 299 patients who must be
taken care of.
3. Almost all of the Douglas
County March of Dimes money |
stays in the County but help is I
still needed from the National
4. In every year over $100,000
is spent. Mild cases might cost
only a few hundred dollars, but |
seriouslv involved cases cost as J
high as $15,000 per year.
5. Averaged out, j
County' expenses are from $100,000
to $120,000 per year for patient
6. Polio is a sporadic thing and
an epidemic might break out any |
day, thus the theme of this year s j
campaign, “Polio isn’t licked yet
7. Polio cases still develop
even with the use of the Salk
vaccine: most are not paralytic,
but still involve some treatment. ■
8 The Salk vaccine is designed j
to prevent polio paralysis, not;
the po'xo infection.
9. After the first vaccine shot
an interval of seven to 10 days
is necessary for antibody product
ion. Some children though they
have received the vaccine, con
tract polio before the antibodies
are completely through the sys
10. Recommended schedule for
Salk vaccine shots - two doses,
the second preferably two to four
weeks from the first and a third
or boosVr shot at least seven
months after the second shot and
before the next polio season.
11. The sensitizing effect of
the first shot will endure in most
cases the better part of a year.
There is no need to begin over
again if the second shot is missed.
12. Scientists do not yet know
the duration of the shots, or when
another will be needed for re
13. The polio vaccination pro-1
gram financed by the March of I
Dimes calls for two shots for
children in the first and second
14. The five to nine year old
group comes first because that ^
is the age bracket with the high
15. Second highest age group
is from one to five. After nine
the trend decreases.
16. Eventually there will be
anough vaccine for all under 20
17. Some patient care in
Douglas County costs as much as
$9,000 a year for each patient
18. The Douglas County cam
paign opened officially on January
3rd and will close on January 31.
Omaha will bid for the 1957
annual meeting of the American
National Cattlemen’s Association,
convening next week in New Or
The invitation will be made by
Norman Haried, manager of the
Convention Bureau of the Omaha
Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Har
ied is joining the Nebraska dele
gation to the convention, headed
by Bern R. Coulter, Bridgeport,
president of the Nebraska Stock
Strong competition for the 1957
convention is expected from Phoe
nix, Arizona which has tried for.
that annual meeting for the past
i Mr. Haried will leave for New
Orleans Sunday, returning to O
maha next Thursday.
Mrs. Gladys Starks
Mrs. Gladys Starks, age 74
years, of '225 So. 15th St., ex
pired Monday Jan. 2, 1956 at a (
She was ap Omaha resident 42
: years and was a long-time mem- j
ber of Allen Chapel A. M. E.
Mrs. Starks is survived by 3
sons, Ray, Ernest of Omaha,
and Howard of St. Paul, Minn.; I
5 sisters, Mrs. Minnie Walker, J
Mrs. Gene Hodges, Mrs. Pauline
Mitchell, Mrs. Myrtle Davis and,
_ Joe and Bride Cut Cake
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Louis cut theirformer Rose Morgan, beauty salon
wedding cake following ceremony owner and cosmetic manufacturer
in the bride’s Long Island home on of New York. (Associated Negro
Christmas Day. The bride is the Press)
Jesse Guyton. 66 years, 2206
North 30th Street, passed away ;
Wednesday January 4th at a local
hospital. Mr. Guyton had been a
resident of Omaha thirty four
years. He was a faithful employe,
of Cudahy Packing Company
where he had been employed for
thirty two years. Mr. Guyton is
survived by his wife, Mrs. Minnie
Guyton, two sisters, Mrs. Rilla
Abrams, St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. Man
Lane, Edwards Mississippi, and
other relatives. The body of Mr.
Guyton was forwarded Sunday
evening from Thomas Mortuary to
Green Funeral Home, St. Louis,
Missouri for services and burial.
I would like to call to the atten
tion of readers of the charitable
work that is being done for Negro
boys and girls in Greenwood,
Mississippi, the scene of the slay
ing of the Till boy, of Chicago.
The Sisters of St. Joseph, and the
Franciscan Fathers, of Pulaski,
Wisconsin, have conducted a
school in this area for the past
three years for Negro children.
They are working at present under
serious financial burdens as more
an* more children seek admittance
to the school.
A school lunchroom was built
in September of this year, to pro
vide decent eating quarters for
A medical clinic which provides
medical needs for the Negro
people of this area needs medica
tions of all sorts. Clothes for
children and adults are sorely in
It would be a generous gesture
in the part of readers to help
this noteworthy cause by helping'
this Negro mission become a liv-1
ing foundation to the memory of
Want to help this Negro mis
sion? Write to: Sister Mary Pul
cheria St. Francis of Assisi Mis
sion, Route 1, Box 28A, Green
wood, Mississippi. Sister Pul
cheria, Superior of the Mission will
personally acknowledge all gifts
of clothing, medications and
Mrs. Emma Johnsson; 2 brothers
Thurston and Hiram Bryant, all
of Omaha; 8 grandchildren; 2
great-grandchildren and a host of
other relatives. v
Funeral services were held Fri
day Jan. 6, 1956 at 2.00 p.m.
from the Allen Chapel A. M. E.
Church with Rev. L. A. Parker
officiating assisted by Rev. W. A.
Fowler and Rev. Cork. Interment
was at Graceland Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers Messrs. Chester
Campbell, W. D. Womack, Jim
Tenner, L. Patton, Chris Riddle i
and James Woods.
Myers Brothers Funeral Service.,
The Fourth Annual Television
“Farm Short Course” will be seen
on three successive Saturdays this
month over Station WOW-TV,
Channel 6. This announcement
was made by Mai Hansen, WOW
TV Farm Service Director.
The hour and a half programs
will be seen beginning at 9:00
A. M. on January 14, 21 and 23,
Each program will consist of
two or three subjects to be dis
cussed by a panel. A chairman
who is a specialist in the field
will lead the discussion. The
subjects were chosen after a poll
was taken among farmers.
Viewers are invited to telephone
in any questions they may have
during the last 15 minutes of
Subjects include Farm Policy;
Social Security and Father-Son
Transfer; Fertilizers; The amount
of Carry Over in Dry Years;
Overall Farm Management; Cut
ting Costs of Livestock Feeding
and Handling Roughage.
Panel chairmen are Wallace
Ogg, E. R. Duncan, Ted Willrich
and Herb Howell from Iowa State
College and Everett Peterson, Chet
Swinbank and Paul Guyer from
the University of Nebraska.
Panelists include Eldon Erick
son, Mark Weldon, Wilbur Ring
ler, Jack Steele, Abe Epp and Phil
Henderson from the University of
Nebraska and I. W. Arthur, Ed
Dyas, William Zmolek and Dale
Hull from Iowa State College.
The “Farm Short Course” is
conducted by Station WOW-TV in
cooperation with the College of
Agriculture of the University of
Nebraska and Iowa State College.
Over one hundred ward chair
men and Captains of the Mothers
March on Polio will attend a
luncheon at the Town House on
Thursday, January 12th at 12
The Douglas County Mothers
March on Polio will he held Thurs
day January 26th from 7 to 8
p.m. Chairmen and captains will
receive their material for the
March at the Thursday luncheon.
Speaker will be Mrs. Beatrice
Wright Fuerst, assistant director
of women’s activities for the Nat
ional Polio Foundation. Mrs.
Fuerst, herself stricken with
Polio in 1949. has recovered to
the point of usin| walking sticks
to walk unaided.
It is the mind that maketh
good or ill,
That maketh wrech or happy,
rich or poore.
J. L. Taylor
J. L. Taylor, age 59 years, of
2407 Lake St., expired suddenly
Sunday morning Jan. 1, 1956 at his
Mr. Taylor was a shoemaker
all during the 31 years of his
residence in Omaha. He was a
veteran of W. W. No. 1 and
Commander of Theodore Roosevelt
Post No. 30, American Legion for
*the past two years. He was
treasurer of Excelsior Lodge No.
2, F. & A. M. A member of Zion
Baptist Church, he was also a
member of the Progressive 24
Club of St. John A. M. E. Church.
Mr. Taylor is survived by his
wife, Mrs. Eloise Taylor; daugh
ter, Mrs. Christine Larson; 2
grandchildren, Jimmy and Patsy
Patterson, all of Omaha; sister
Mrs. Julia Smith of Middletown,
Ohio; nephew, Joseph Haynes of
Funeral services were held
Thursday Jan. 5, 1956 at 2:00 p.
m. from the Zion Baptist Church
under auspices of Theodore Roose
velt Post No. 30, American Leg
ion. Rev. F. C. Williams was the
officiating Minister assisted by
Reverends S. H. Lewis, Charles
Favors, Claude Williams, E. T.
Streeter, David St. Clair, E.
Rhodes, W. Irving and J. W.
Rogers. Interment was in the
Soldiers Circle at Forest Lawn
Comrades of American Legion
Post No. 30 served as Pallbearers
and the American Legion Aux
iliary served as Flower Girls.
Myers Brothers Funeral Service.
i James L. Paxton, Jr., president
of the Paxton-Mitchell Company,
Omaha, Nebraska, has been ap
pointed as a director of the Oma
ha Branch of the Federal Reserve
Bank of Kansas City. The ap
pointment, made by the Board of
Governors of the Federal Reserve
System, is for a 2-year term ex
piring December 31, 1957.
A native Omahan, Mr. Paxton
is a graduate of Cornell Univer
sity. The Paxton-Mitchell Comp
any foundry produces fabricated
metal products. The new director
succeeds Gilbert C. Swanson, vice
president of the Campbell Soup
The Distinguished Service A
ward given by the Omaha Junior
Chamber of Commerce to the Out
standing Young Man of the Year,
1955, will be awarded at a special
luncheon on Friday, January 27,
Mr. V. J. Skutt, President of
Mutual of Omaha, will be guest
speaker at this event.
In celebration of National Jay
cee Week the Omaha Junior
Chamber recognizes a young man
Omaha, Nebraska . . . Many of
the nation’s leading fishing tackle
manufacturing firms who will ex
hibit in the 1956 Omaha Sports,
Vacation and Boat Show, March
3 through March 11, will have
their representatives on hand each
day of the show to explain and
demonstrate to the public, the
fine points of bait, fly and spin
The demonstrations, free to the
public will be given in the large
tank that will be installed in the
Omaha Civic Auditorium for the
Among the tackle exhibitors are
included; Montague Rod Company
of Montague City, Mass.; Ocean
City Reel Co. of Philadelphia,
Pa.; Newton Line Co. of Homer,
New York; Great Lakes Products
Corp. of Lexington, Michigan;
Airex Corporation of New York;
Kautzky Lazy Ike Bait Co. of
Denver, Colorado; The Erwin Wel
ler Co. of Sioux City, Iowa; Cort
land Line Company of Cortland,
In an interview today with Bill
Dailey and Ray Danner of the
Dailey Contract Firm, it was an
nounced that they will help clean
up the slum district of North 0
Dailey said today that every
merchant in North Omaha that
remodeled the inside of his busi
ness establishment, they will re
paint aryl decorate the outside of
his store free and to the home
owners he says they have a fin
ancing plan where as the home
owners need no money down up
This paper feels with the co
operation of contractors like these
that the Northside will one day
become the Garden Spot of Oma
Once again the Omaha Guide
salutes the Dailey Painting and
Decorating Co. for the interest
they have taken in our community.
with the Distinguished Service
Award who has performed the
most outstanding community ser
vice in Omaha during the previous
Anyone wishing to submit a
nomination for this award should
submit the man’s name in the
form of a letter to Jim O’Neill,
Chairman, Distinguished Service
Award Committee, Omaha Junior
Chamber of Commerce, 108 South
18th Street, Omaha, Nebraska. The
Nominee need not be a member
of the Junior Chamber, but must
be between the ages of 21 and 35.
The recipient is chosen by a
secret committee composed of
men over the age of 35 and not
members of the Omaha Junior
U'S'A' ... WITH
THE WORLD'S GREATEST
MEDICAL social WORKERS
March of dimes funds
The March of Dimes
program has PRODUCED
more than one-third of the
NATION'S PHYSICAL THERAPISTS
5,000 MORE ARE NEEDED!
. Dr. Jonas Salk got part
’ OF HIS VRAM INS UNDER A »
~T(T MARCH OF DIMES FELLOWSHIP...
'/ 7VIS PERIOD HELPED PREPARE HIM
FOR DEVELOPMENT op TOE VACCINE.
Ethridge Turner, age 47 years,
of 2016 Grace St. died suddenly
Thursday morning Dec. 29, 1955 at
He was an Omaha resident 8
years and was employed at Ar
mour & Co.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Nancy Turner; 2 daughters, Mrs.
Irene Gay and Mrs. Lorene
Reed; son, Willie Turner, all of
Omaha; 6 brothers; 4 sisters; 1
grands9n; 4 granddaughters, and a
host of other relatives.
Funeral services were held
Wednesday Jan. 4, 1956 at 2:00
p.m. from the Morning Star Bapt
ist Church with Rev. Z. W. Will
iams officiating. Interment was
in the family plot at Forest
Pallbearers Messrs. Lloyd Will
iams, Richard Greasam, Louis
Galvin, Luther Ennis, George
Bolton and Arthur Shelby.
Myers Brothers Funeral Service.
Des Moines In 3-Day
Contest Of Eating More Pork
Wm. H. Dawson
William H. Dawson, age 5 years,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Cleo Dawson
of 3209 No. 27th St., expired sud
denly Tuesday Jan. 3, 1956.
He is also survived by 2 sisters,
Brenda Joyce and Sandra Mac
Dawson; brother, Cleo 0. Dawson,
Jr.; aunt, Mrs. Mary Anderson,
all of Omaha, and other relatives.
Funeral services were held Fri
day Jan. 6, 1956 at 11:00 a.m.
from the Myers Brothers Funeral
Chapel with Rev. F. C. Williams
officiating. Interment was at For
est Lawn Cemetery.
' A Curtsy For The Queen
Her Majesty the Queen has a
smile for curtsying Nurse Verna
Warren of Kingston, Jamaica, as
she passes through one of the
wards during her recent visit to
the Royal Hemeopathic Hospital
in London. Nurse Warren is one
of several student nurses from the
Commonwelath who is training at
the hospital. Queen Elizabeth is
carrying a special bouquet pre
sented to her by the hospital staff.
(Associated Negro Press)
Thursday, January 12 noon
luncheon at the Chamber of Com
merce features Max Cullen, meat
specialist from Chicago, presents
special information and demon
strations — press is invited as
guests of the Chamber’s Publiciy
Friday, Jan. 13, Omaha Chamber
President A. V. Sorensen and
Council Bluffs Chamber President
Leo Ungar will release weather
balloons from the Douglas County
Court House lawn at 10:00 A.M.—
balloons will carry certificates to
return to Omaha Jaycees for a free
Saturday, January 14 — also un
der Jaycee sponsorship, a public
auction of hams (provided by Oma
ha packers) will be held at 12
noon at 16th and Farnam Streets.
Available for interviews during
the campaign: Max Cullen, meat
specialist with the National Live
Stock and Meat Board, Chicago and
Joyce Searls, home economist from
the USDA, Chicago. Available for
interviews and or demonstrations
in meat-cutting, preparation, etc.
“Let’s help our neighbors—eat
pork today—it’s good for you!”
Thirty-five Nebraskans from ten
communities already have made
reservations with the Omaha
Chamber of Commerce for the
special trip to Boston for the Soil
Conservation Supervisors meeting
there February 5 to 9.
However, Chamber officials said,
the tour will accommodate still
others who should make their
reservations not later than Friday
of this week (January 13).
The travelers will leave Omaha
by rail February 2, with a sight
seeing tour scheduled in Chicago
that day. Enroute to Boston, a!
full day will be set aside in Wash
ington for a tour there. In Phil
adelphia, opportunity will be made
for the travelers to visit historical
landmarks; and in New York, a
Radio City Music Hall show will
Hall Of Fame
Chicago — Madam C. J. Walker,
founder of the well known multi
million-dollar cosmetic company
that bears her name, becomes the
first person elected to the Ebony
Hall of Fame by EBONY Readers.
Results of the November balloting
are announced in the February EB
Mme. Walker, who takes her
place alongside ten other great A
merican Negroes in the historical
gallery housed in the home office
of EBONY, received sixty per
cent of the 34,000 votes cast.
Born in a cottonfield cabin in
Delta, La., she took a few pennies
and a hair-straightening formula
and built the cosmetic empire.
Mme. Walker, died in a magnifi
cent mansion on the Hudson River.
The $250,000 showplace was the
finest home ever owned by a Ne
gro. She left an estate valued at
$2,000,000 and specified in her will
that two -thirds of the company
stock be held in trust for various
charities. In her last prayer, she
summed up her life, “Not for me,
O Lord, but my race.”
The 34,000 ballots cast were
printed in the November EBONY
and readers will continue to elect
new members to the Hall of Fame
with ballots that will appear in
each November issue of the maga
highlight the stop-over there.
The 5-day convention in Boston
will present top speakers in the
field of soil conservation, includ
ing Assistant Secretary of Agricul
ture Ervin L. Peterson. Other
meetings will be held to discuss
the work and problems of the sup
ervisors in their own areas. Elec
tion of new officers will conclude
On the return to Omaha the Ne
braskans will visit Montreal, Cana
da, Niagara Falls and Buffalo, New
York, where time also will be a
vailable for sightseeing.
Special rates' for the tour have
been arranged with Travel and
Transport, the Chamber said. De
tails may be obtained either from
that office, or by contacting the
Chamber’s Agriculture Depart
For the next three days (Thurs
day, Friday and Saturday) Omaha
homemakers will be encouraged
to buy and serve pork — a highly
nutritious, plentiful farm product,
in good supply at reasonable
A. V. Sorensen, president of the
Omaha Chamber of Commerce,
which is coordinating the campaign
in the city, said “Operation Pork
Lift” is the result of a request
from Council Bluffs and Potta
wattamie County representatives
to participate in such a drive sim
ultaneously in the two cities.
The campaign, he said, will ser
ve a two-fold purpose: first, en
courage the consumption of pork
and thus relieve the market sur
plus situation; and second, help
ourselves to better health by eat
ing more pork in greater variety.
“We have a strong regard for
the problem facing our farm
friends who have a surplus of
pork,” Mr. Sorensen added. “We
are going to help our neighbors
by buying their products, and in
turn, help our own economy.”
As “Operation Pork Lift” began
in Omaha, Mayor John Rosenblatt
replied to Des Moines Mayor Ray
Mills who, Tuesday, called atten
tion to a similar drive being held
the same dates in his city.
Mayor Mills called on Des
Moines residents to “out-eat Oma
ha citizens”, pointing out that “Des
Moines can do a better job than
the Nebraska city of cuting into
“We challenge Mayor Mills’
statement that Des Moines can do
| a better job than Omaha”, Mayor
! Rosenblatt said. “We have a rep
uatation here in Omaha of getting
big jobs done, and “Operation
Pork Lift” gives us another oppor
tunity to prove it.”
He asserted that Omahans will
rally to the support of “Operation
Pork Lift”, out-buying and out
doing the Des Moines community
in me campaign .
Early this week, in company
with Chamber President A. V.
Sorensen, Mayor Rosenblatt visited
the Union Stock Yards Company—
the world’s largest livestock and
meat-packing center— to watch
the unloading of top quality meat
“We’re extremely proud of our
market, and the products it pro
vides from thousands of midwest
farms and ranches,” he said.
“We’re big business in livestock,
and we’ll be big business in ‘Op
eration Pork Lift’.”
During the three-day campaign,
Omaha restaurants and hotels will
feature pork on their menus.
Schools, hospitals and other
groups will participate. And O
maha housewives will be able to
buy a variety and quantity of
pork cuts at their local markets at
current, reasonable prices.
Representatives of the U. S. De
partment of Agriculture are in O
maha to assist in informing the
buying public about pork values.
At' he End
Of The Line?
Los Angeles, Calif. (CNS) Ezzard
Charles has been knocked out only
five times in his 111 fight career,
but the beating he got this week
at the hands of young and un
known Jack Johnson may mark
the end of the line for Charles.
The 34 year old Cincinnatian
was hurt from the second round
when his lip was badly cut. In
the sixth 28 year old Johnson
scored the technical knockout.
Where Charles will head from now
is anybody’s guess but the wise
guys are predicting it’s all over
Man. has invented a waxed
paper raincoat, to be sold in
vending machines, which you
wear in a sudden shower, then
toss away if you wish.
A helicopter carrying 19 pas
sengers, cruising at 100 miles an
hour and having a range of more
than 300 miles is in the cards
Most of the major inland areas
of the Antartic continent are
named for females, while most
mountain ranges and peaks,
glaciers bays and islands are
named for males.
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