The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, January 13, 1956, Page Two, Image 2

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Indominable Spirit Conquers Polio
Thanks to the March of Dimes and his own personal courage, a
seventeen year-old Nebraska youth, Marlin Jacobson, spent Christmas
this year free of an iron lung for the first time in seven long years.
And what's more Christmas was spent with “Grandma Jacobson” (Mrs.
Agda Jacobson) in Arnold, Nebraska, where he so loved to visit those
years prior to polio.
Stricken in October, 1948, at the age of ten, Marlin was confined
to an iron lung first at the St. Francis Hospital in Grand Island and
later at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Omaha.
His entire program of care and treatment, costing more than
$35,000, has been paid by the March of Dimes. Because Marlin’s fam
ily lived in five different counties during his long period of hospital
ization, March of Dimes payments likewise came from five different
county chapters of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis:
Custer, Washington, Lancaster, Dodge and Saunders, it is reported from
State March of Dimes Headquarters.
With an accumulation of major set-backs along the way, Marlin
never at any time gave up his determination to be finally free of the
iron lung.
Starting with only a few minutes of “free time” from the mechan
ical respirator in each twenty-four hour period, he built up time out
side of the lung to a total of sixteen hours each day, only to have an
emergency appendectomy send him back to start all over again.
The months passed and his “free time” from the lung again built
up—this time to a daily total of thirteen hours when a required tonsil
and adenoid operation once more sent him back to the beginning.
A third time he tried—adding a few minutes from day to day,
until he could stay out a total of six hours. This time it was a severe
cold, followed by pneumonia, that not only set him back to the begin
ning but threatened life itself!
“A less resolute spirit would have given up long ago,” says Ted
R. Hughes of Seward, State March of Dimes Chairman, “But not that
kid! He doesn’t know the meaning of the word ‘quit’.”
After the pneumonia set-back, the build-up of strength came with
even greater effort than before. But, day after day, little by little, it
Each December 25 since 1948 has found Marlin saying with con
viction from his iron lung: “This is my last Christmas in an iron lung—
just you wait and see, before next Christmas I’ll be out of here!”
This past summer his determination and unconquerable spirit
paid off — at the Regional Respirator Center which is sponsored with
March of Dimes funds at the Creighton Memorial St. Joseph’s Hos
pital in Omaha. Here, at last, he was freed from the iron lung, to
the porta be chest respirator, to the rocking bed, to the wheel chair.
He has now been out of the hospital and without any artificial aid
with breathing, other than a rocking bed upon which he sleeps, for
more than six months.
To be sure, he is still confined to a wheel chair, but the really big
item so far as Marlin is personally concerned is that he spent this
Christmas at Grandma Jacobson’s at Arnold and NOT in an iron lung!
Louis Armstrong, jazz trumpet
great who recently completed a
much-discussed tour of Europe;
Hildegarde, fresh from night club
triumphs; Beverly Sills, soprano
of the New York City Opera;
and Russell Arms, radio and tele
vision tenor, will demonstrate
“What’s New in Music” on CBS
Radio’s “The Woolworth Hour”
Sunday, Jan. 15 at 1:00-2:00 P.M.,
E. S. T.
Hildegarde will present two of
her favorite songs, “Love Is a
Many Splendored Thing”, and for'
the first time on radio, “The Great
Louis Aitnstrong, making his
first radio network h-r* least
since his recent triumphant tour
of Europe, will play with Percy
Faith and his orchestra the “Back
o’-Town Blues” and “Some Day
You’ll Be Sorry.”
Beverly Sills will sing an aria i
from one of her favorite operas,
“A, Fors e Lui” from Verdi’s “La
Russell Arms will sing “Me
thinks” and “They Didn’t Believe
Percy Faith will conduct the
Wool worth Orchestra and Chorus
in “S’ Wonderful.” “More Than
You Know,” “Oodles of Noodles”
and a medley of southern tunes,
including “Carry Me Back to Old
Virginny” and “Dixie.”
Wm. B. Long
Mr. William B. Long, 65 years,
2517 Lake Street, passed away
January 11th at a local hospital.
Mr. Long had been a resident of
Omaha forty-six years. He was
a retired Cudahy. Packing Plant
employe. He is survived by h's
wife, Cr.rlee, five sons, Lee S.,
William B., Aaron, Leroy, Charles,
two daughters, Andritta McMillan.
Carrie Long of Omaha, sister, Mrs.
News Around Nebraska
The boys out at Loup City are having a good time with an ice
sled which they have rigged from an outboard motor. The Sher
man County Times, printed at Loup City, showed a picture of the
sled in operation. It is of the bobsled type with room to accomo
date about a half-dozen.
The boys have secured a 3%H.P. Airboy Outboard motor,
have removed the propellor and installed the blade from a good
sized electric fan. The motor and fan is mounted at the rear
of the sled and pushes the outfit The Times says the sled will
make 35 miles per hour on good ice, which is a pretty fast clip
out in the cold wind.
All the kids need now is cold weather-and they’ve had a
lot of it so far this winter.
• • •
There’s fun on the ice at Seward, too, according to the In
dependent. That community has built a skating rink in the city
park and the Independent says the skating there is the best in
several years. The rink has been lighted for night skating and
the latest addition is the use of a city-owned public address system
which plays records and provides music for the skaters.
Youngsters from Seward and dozens from the nearby Milford
Trade School are enjoying the skating, the Independent reported
last week.
• • •
Oakland had a spectacular fire one day last week when a cut
ting torch set fire to some chemical residue in the bottom of an
old tank which had held liquid fertilizer. Bob Bogue, editor of the
Oakland Independent reported the smoke as coming up in huge
billows of red and multi-hued colors. Firemen, for a time, thought
the smoke might be poisonous, but there were no serious after
effects. However, an alert was sounded as far away as Craig and
Damage was confined to the tank.
• • •
Tekamah High School is planning a Homecoming and has
chosen (o-mi-gosh) Friday, January 13th as the date. It will be
the first Homecoming Tekamah has ever had and it is hoped that
it can be an annual affair, according to the Burt County Plain
dealer printed at Tekamah. The day will be a purple and gold
day at the school. There will be a pep rally, the introduction of
candidates for King and Queen, a Homecoming dance, a basketball
game and a coronation held between halves.
• • •
A young man who claimed to be a Baptist minister “took”
the Lexington merchants for some sizeable sums Christmas week,
the Dawson County Herald reported.
He got a job in a Lexington restaurant and then proceeded
to forge the name of his employer on three checks for $86.70 each.
Then, he traded in his 1951 automobile on a 1956 model, giving a
check for $2,232.50 for the balance due.
On his way out of town he got arrested for speeding but was
released when he paid a fine of $15 in cash. Since then, police
are looking for him.
• • •
City officials at Crete aren’t so sure they like the way Santa
Claus has been doing things. They are about to confiscate some
of the gifts which he left a couple of weeks ago.
Tile street department has reported the loss of 57 light bulbs
since Christmas and there is a strong suspicion that Santa’s air
rifles are to blame. The city issued a warning through the Crete
News last week that the BB guns will be picked up by police un
less parents can get their youngsters to take shots at something
• * •
Seward, which only recently installed new street lighting to
provide a great “white way” through the business district, is plan
ning an extensive expansion of the lighting program. Last week
bids were received on the work which totalled $106,544.
It is interesting to note that the Knox Electric Co. of Tekamah,
which won the bid to build Blair’s new line to Ft. Calhoun, wasthe
second low bidder on the big project.
• • •
A 17-year-old Burbank, California youth had the authorities
at Ogallala in a dither last week.
He ran away from home December 28th and stopped in
Ogallala where he had some acquaintances. Burbank officials
had tipped off the Ogallala police that the youth might stop
there and they followed up the suggestion and picked him up.
Taken to jail, police phoned the boy’s father for funds with
which to send him home. The boy asked to talk to his father
and told a glowing tale of being offered several jobs and gave
assurance that everything would be alright.
The father consented that the boy should stay. Later,
however, police checked up on the would-be employers and
found that they had never heard of the youth and that they
did not intend to hire him. So, another call to Burbank
brought orders for the wanderer to come home and money
was sent for a bus ticket.
Not until after he had left, however, did the whole truth
come out.
The youth had approached a local contractor about build
ing him a home. He described his lot, told the type of
house he wanted and went through a number of details. He
represented himself to be a specialist who had come to town
to work for a local firm.
The blueprints were prepared, but the youth, being en
route to California, never returned and the contractor has
some good, unused plans and the police some new tales for
their memoirs.
• • ♦
Western Nebraska began receiving television over a new
station on Sunday, January 1st. The station is KHAS-TV and
will serve twenty-seven west Nebraska and Kansas counties.
The broadcasting station is located near Minden.
• * •
The Ord vicinity has another mystery light in the sky,
reports the Ord Quiz. Last week two Burwell women, who
were driving at night, reported a flaming red fireball arose
from a cornfield near the highway, arched over the highway
in front of their car, and fell into the field on the opposite
side of the road.
A search of nearby fields gave no trace of the phenomena
which is the second to occur in the area.
A few months ago, an Ord High School Senior, reported a
“glow” which preceded his car for eight miles and then turn
ed around to pursue it. No one ever solved the mystery.
Nancy Taylor, Houston, Texas and
other relatives. The body is at
Thomas Mortuary.
Ed Martin
Ed Martin, age 88 years, of
2919 Erskine St., expired Sunday
evening Jan 1, 1955 at his home
Hr. was an Omaha resident .0
He is survived by 3 nieces,
Mrs Cora Brown, Mrs. Bobbie
Carter, and Mrs. Leona Herring
ton all of Omaha; nephew, Fletch
er Martin of Chicago, El.
Funeral services were held Wed
nesday Jan. 4, 1956 at 11:00 a.m.
from the Myers Brothers Funeral
Chapel with Rev. F. C. Williams
officiating assisted by Rev. S. H.
Lewis and Elder G. H. Taylor,
interment was at Forest Lawn
Pallbearers Messrs. Charlie Lill
ard, E. Breckenridge, T. A. Holt,
Lyle Lawson and Norman Ross.
Myers Brothers Funeral Service.
Mr. Thomas Lee
Mr. Thomas Lee, 55 years, 1208
North 24th Street, expired unex
pectedly Saturday morning Jan
uary 7th at his home. Mr. Lee
was the owner of a transfer com
| pany and had been a resident of
! Omaha fifty years. He is sur
! vived by his wife, Frances, two
i daughters, Willa Edson, Mrs. Mil
dred Grant, cousin, Mrs. Lula
| Reed, of Omaha. Funeral ser
' vices were held Wednesday morn- j
ing from Thomas Mortuary with |
the Rev. S. H. Lewis officiating
with burial at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Mrs. Elizabeth
Mrs. Elizabeth Donaldson, 85
years, 1218% Pacific Street, passed
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DESIGN A-353. Several features which ease household opera
tion stand out in this plan. One is the elimination of the base
nent and basement stairs. Another is the tiny hall which can
»e reached from all rooms and the grouping of laundry and
storage facilities within easy reach of the kitchen.
There is a large living room with a picture window, entrance
vestibule and coat closet; two bedrooms: wardrobe closets;
linen and storage cabinets; combination kitchen-dinette, and
an attached garage.
First floor construction is an insulated slab on gravel fill.
The balance is frame construction with siding and asphalt
shingles. Floor area is 991 square feet, with 10,901 cubic !
feet, not including garage.
For further information about DESIGN A-353, write The En
Russians Dote On
Large Machines
(Fifth in a series of seven arti
cles on Russian agriculture by
Dr. W. V. Lambert, dean of the
University of Nebraska College
of Agriculture who headed the
U. S. 12-man delegation on a
10,000-mile tour behind the Iron
After viewing the farm mech
anization program in the Soviet
Union, my conclusion is that the
Russians are confusing bigness
with efficiency. All of their
machinery is unusually large,
much larger than need be.
We actually saw some three
row corn pickers. They also
have two-row pickers and some
one-row machines. Most of these
pickers are at least a third and
perhaps even twice as large as
The tractor production which
I we saw is limited to two models.
I Ninety per cent are of the craw
iler type, 54 horsepower, and
j diesel powered. I don’t know
exactly why they are using craw
ler types, unless their machines
are so large that they need huge
| tractors to pull them. The other
type of tractor is smaller in size,
rubber-tired, 12 horse power, and
is used largely in gardens and
We visited tractor plants in
away Saturday January 7th at a
local hospital. Mrs. Donaldson
had been a resident of Omaha for
fifty years. She is survived by
a cousin Mr. Ray C. Gaines, O
maha. Tentatively funeral services
have been set for ten o’clock
Saturday morning January 14th
from Thomas Mortuary with the
Rev. E. D. Johnson officiating.
For the Home
Mother’s Kitchen Office
F MOST homes, a woman’s
A activity center is the kitchen.
Probably more time is spent in
that room than any other. Since
the kitchen often is considered
the heart of the home, it should
include a planning center for
Somewhere in any kitchen,
whether it is new or old, there
is room for a desk or a small
table with a drawer. With a
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stool or chair, this desk can be
made Mother's business head
With a telephone, or exten
sion, perched at one corner,
pencils and stationery handy,
and a small blaekooaid on the
wall nearby, Mother can have
all the essential conveniences of
an office secretary right in her
She can ask Dad to make up
the blackboard, which is a
simple operation nowadays with
the major paint companies mak
ing a chalkboard surfacing ma
terial that comes in cans. This
should be applied with a brush,
according to tiic directions, to
a piece of Masonite Tempered
Presdwood, available at lumber
yards. First, rotf-id the corners
and lightly bevel the c!g-:u with
a file cr sandpaper.
One of the mysteries of life is ;
how the boy who wasn’t good i
enough to marry the daughter j
ran be the father of the smartest !
grandchild in he world.
Kharkow and Stalingrad, and the
plants appeared modem; not
quite as modem as ours. But
they were turning out 60 to 70
crawler tractors in each plant
per day, which is a good pro
duction rate.
Again, their plows were large
heavy affairs. We saw some
five-bottom plows. The Russians,
I guess, feel that they have big
areas to cover and think they
need big things to do it with. I
believe they have gone a little
too far in this respect.
Here are some more examples
of bigness.
Their largest combines have a
24-foot cutter bar, are self-pro
pelled with two motors They
have dual front wheels which are
rubber-tired and then the rear
wheels are steel wheels like we
once saw on our old threshing
machine separators.
We saw some five-swath
mowers. These mowers can cut
down a lot of hay, but if one unit
goes bad the entire operation is
The Russians haven’t scratched
the surface in the efficient hand
ling of the smaller jobs. Many
of these small jobs which should
be mechanized are done by hand
labor. They are definitely falling
down on improving this phase of
their agricuiture.
For instance, the Russians
combine their wheat by machine, I
piling it on the ground, then re
cleaning it before putting it in
storage. This requires much hand
labor. Apparently they are har
vesting their wheat earlier than
we do and their combines ap
parently are not doing as effec
tive a job as ours.
I didn t see any hay bailing.
They cut hay, rake it with large
dump rakes, pull it in with sleds
as we do in the Sandhill Country,
and they use a derrick to take
the hay up on the stacks. And in
stead of having one man doing
the stacking job they will have
five workers on each stack.
Each collective farm has many
horses, far more I thought than
are required for the farm work.
My guess is that the horses are
in reserve in case the machine
tractor stations can’t get the
work done. Also the horses may
be on hand for use in case of war
when machinery might not be
In farm mechanization, the big
gest problems facing the Rus
sians involve getting greater
flexibility in their machines and
producing more machines for the
smaller jobs.
Actually, the percentage of
people who live on farms is much
larger than in the U. S Perhaps,
one of the reasons thev don’t
mechanize these jobs is that they
have to find work for the labor
supply. And until they have
greater industrialization and
move the excess to factories,
they probably will not attempt
to solve their small-job situation.
However, they are gradually
moving toward the *hift from
farm to factories.
The United States, by the way,
went through this process some
50 years ago.
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Seein' Stars
, New York (CNS) Eartha Kitt
bows out of “Jazz Getaway” _
Eartha Kitt is such an independent
gal that she takes no foolishness
from Broadway. Eartha had re
arranged her schedule to take in
the musical “Jazz Getaway” for an
early Broadway showing. But
those associated with it couldn’t
get a theater on the gay white way
so that rehearsals were postponed.
Miss Kitt had calls to go to Eng
land and she just reshuffled her
schedule and took off. Now the
musical has been “postponed in
The children didn’t join the Joe
Louises after all. Marva Louis
Spaulding rethought about it all
and decided that sending Jackie
and Jacqueline along with their
younger sister was just too much
of an “imposition” on the newly
wedded Rose Morgan and Joe
St. Louis Bans
Segregation In
Public Housing
St. Louis, Mo. (CNS) District
Judge George H. Moore ordered
an end to segregation in low rent
public housing project in St. Louis.
The order came in answer to a
suit filed by Negro families who
told how they had applied in 1951
and ’52 for admission into the pro
ject that was for whites only.
Judge More said the bt. i^uaiS
Housing Authority which built and
managed the projects has a policy
of segregating tenants by race
which “is a violation of the Con
stitution and laws of the united
Claims Russians
Hear His Programs
New York (CNS) — Louis (Sat
chmo) Armstrong breezed into
New York and landed at Interna
tional Airport fit as a fiddle and
much impressed that the Russians
had somehow managed to get in
on his triumphal European trip.
Soviet authorities wouldn’t per
mit him to go behind the Iron Cur
tain but “Russians came over from
the East Zone in Berlin to hear
our Louis,” reported Satch.
Not only the Russians enjoyed
this trip but “the cats” in ten
western European nations packed
them in in the three months they
were there. “Jazz fans in the hot
clubs of Europe are thicker than
the Masons. Jazz is sweeping Eur
ope. Those people don’t worry
about new music taking the place
of jazz in Europe.”
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Louis. This way the new couple
will honeymoon through Detroit
and on to Chicago where they will
visit Joe’s family first and the
children of his former marriage
The first week of marriage was
divine reported the Louises. They
seem really “nuts” about each
other and the cooing that goes on
is enough to run out their closest
An ex-flame of Thelma Carpen
ter marrying while she’s still the
bachelor girl... Louis Armstrong
got back to the states on New
Year’s Day then took off for Holly
wood where Satch does a movie.
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