The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, January 20, 1956, Image 1

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Vol. 29 No. 47 Friday, January 20, 1956 10c Per Conv
Packinghouse Workers
Re-Elect Oie J. Johnson i
Local 60 of the United Packing
house workers of America, AFL
CIO announced today the results
of the annual election of officers.
Re-elected were: Ole J. John
son, president, *nd Ernest Tur
ner, 1 vice president. Also elect
ed to the executive board were:
Edward Groves, 2nd vice presi
dent; John Humpal, recording
secretary; Clarence Devoll, finan
cial secretary; John Lesley,
treasurer; George Prosenek,
guard; Richard O’Connell, chief
steward; Willie Shuttles, asst,
chief steward; and Steve Balters,
and Frank Dwornicki, trustees.
The local Union’s program for
1956 includes, improvements in
the present contract, stepped up
political activity and defense of
civil liberties.
Merger between the United
Packinghouse workers of America
and tha amalgamated meat cut
ters and butcher workmen of
America is also slated for this
The merger will unite about
450.000 workers in one union.
One of the first goals will be to
organize the workers in indepen
dent unions. 1
Katie Holiday
Mrs. Katie Holiday, 67 years,'
1608 North 2th Street, passed a
way Monday morning January 9th
at a local hospital. Mrs. Holi-'
day had been a resident of Oma
ha twelve years. She was a
faithful member of Grace Taber
nacle Church, 1801 Cuming St.,
Mrs. Holiday is survived by three
daughters, Mrs. Katie Watson,!
Peoria, Illinois, Mrs. Esther Wil
liams, San Mateo, California, Mrs.
Bertha Sadler, Omaha, three sons,'
Mr. A. J. Holiday, Malen, Mis
souri, Mr. A. C. and E. C. Holiday,
Omaha, eighteen grand and twen
ty seven great grand children, j
one sister, Mrs. Maggie * Mount, |
Kensett, Arkansas and other rel
atives. Funeral services were
held Monday afternoon January i
16th from Grace Tabernacle
Church with the Rev. M. J. Brad
ford officiating assisted by Rev-;
erends, Watson and Richardson. |
Pallbearers, Mr. Eddie Buxton, |
Willie Davis, Hugh Reese, C. J
Allen, Ernest L. Reese, and James
Henry. Burial was at Mount
Hope Cemetery with arrange- ]
ments by Thomas Mortuary.
Nigerian Official and Bride
Mr. Matthew Mbu, the new
Federal Commissioner for Nigeria
in Great Britain, is seen on ar
rival in London with his bride,
Katherine, whom he recently mar
ried in Africa. Mbu and his wife,
who are on honeymoon, have a
flat in Dolphin Square in the
heart of London. Mbu, the first
Nigerian to hold this office, is
only 28 years old. In 1952 he
was elected member in the East
ern House of Representative and
became a minister. (Associated
Negro Press)
Red Cross Class Instructed
Sister Mary Cyprian, R.S.M.,
science teacher at St. Malachy
High School, Chicago, shows three
members of the St. Malachy Moth
ers Club how to convert a blanket
into a sickroom robe in an adult
Red Cross class in home care of
the sick. Mrs. Gwendolyn Gris
ham models robe as Mrs. Hilda
Perry pins sleeve and Sister Cy
prian and Mrs. Ollie Howard look
on. (Associated Negro Press)
John Forte
John Edward Forte, 42 years,
was found Saturday morning
January 14th in his home at 1231
Izard Street, stabbed to death.
His brother. Edwin is alleged to
have committed the killing. Mr.
John E Forte had been a resi- j
dent of Omaha for three years.
' fis body was forwarded Sunday •
from Thomas Mortuary to his for
mer home, Monmouth. Illinois,
for services and burial.
"Lots of people get credit for
being cheerful when they are
just prowd of their teeth.”
Mrs. Ollie Love Carter, 63
years, 3304 North 24th Street,
passed away Thursday morning
January 12th at a local hospital.
Mrs. Ollie Love had been a resi
dent of Omaha thirty five years
nd was the owner-manager of a
number of aoartment houses.
She was a faithful member of
Christ Temple Church and often
made large gifts to her church
H other institutions. She is
survived by her husband, Mr.
John Carter, two sisters, Mrs.
Uncle of Till Interested
In Conditions in Mississippi
Hobson R. Reynolds of Phila-i
delphia, Grand Director of Elks
Civic Liberties Department, con-i
ferring with Moses Wright (uncle
of Emmett L. Till) relative to
conditions in Mississippi. Wright
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has been on speaking tour in be
half of NAACP. Reynolds recent
ly returned from the south where
he studied racial conditions first
hand. (Associated Negro Press)
Washington j
Stamp For i
1956 calendar of events and
activities to be conducted by the
Booker T. Washington National
Monument foundation in con
nection with the observance of
the 100th anniversary of the
birth of Booker T. Washington.
Booker Washington Birthplace,
Va., December, 1955- The recent
announcement by the United
States Office Department of a
Booker T. Washington Centennial
Stamp honoring the 100th Anni
versary of the birth of Booker T.
Washington is gratifying to all
Americans who wish to let the
world know how great this land
of ours is, and the fine spirit it
exhibits in paying due homage to
t h ose through whose efforts
America has grown into the world
i power that it is today.
The author of the idea for the
issuance of this stamp was Sidney
J. Phillips, President of the Book
er T. Washington National Monu
ment Foundation, whose beliefs
in the ideals for which Booker T.
Washington stood have made it
possible for him to do more, per
haps, than any other living Amer
ican to keep alive the philosophy
of this great Educator.
With the assistance of Con
gressman William M. Tuck of the
Fifth Congressional District
of Virginia, where Booker T.
Washington was born, and other
outstanding Americans, including
both Senators and Congressmen
from Alabama, Michigan and Vir
ginia. together with members of
the United States Post Office and
Civil Service Committees, who
endorsed the idea, President Phil
lips was able to get the coopera
tion of the U. S. Post Office De
partment in issuing this Centen
nial Stamp in spite of the fact
that the request was first denied
because there were 2,300 other
requests for stamps honoring
outstanding Americans on file,
and one stamp had already been
issued in 1940 honoring Booker T.
Ruth Hersey, Omaha. Mr= Naomi j
Washington, St. Louis. Missouri,
two brothers, Mr. William Her
sey, Little Rock, Arkansas, two
aunts, Mrs. Cora Birdsong, Mem
phis, Tennessee, Mrs. Nannie
Fuller, Conway, Arkansas and
other relatives. Funeral services I
were held Tuesday afternoon j
January 17th from Christ Tem
ple Church with Bishop W. E.
Holman, of Los Angeles, Califor
nia officiating. Elder J a mes
Stuart, Sr., pastor of Christ Tem
ple was Master of Ceremonies.
Other Ministers assisting were,
the Reverends. A. Young. L. Wills,
Cork. D. W. Ross, M. Marion. W.
A. Fowler, and Leroy Bragg. Pall j
bearers were Mr. Cleo McDonald,
Clarence Shelby, Welton Hogan, j
F. L. Hogan, Willie Farris, How
Y Celebrates
First Year
The Northside Branch will cel
ebrate its first anniversary in the
new northside building on Sun
day afternoon, January 29th, at
4:30 p.m. The program for the
celebration has been arranged by
the Branch Committee, with Mrs.
Leroy Gude as chairman, and the
Program Planning Committee,
Mrs. Charles Brown, as chairman.
There will be a very special
musical program, with numbers
by the Ebonaires, directed by
Janice Collins; solos by Robert
Myers, and Mrs. Pearl Gibson.
The guest speaker will be Rev.
Curtis Brown, newly appointed to
Bethel Baptist Church, South
In addition, there will be spec
ial presentations for outstanding
service, and for special anniver
sary gifts to the YWCA. Seating
will be arranged on both floors,
so no one need be left out. There
will be two refreshment tables,
one in charge of the Quack Club
of the YWCA, with Mrs. Dorothy
Smith as president, and the other
in charge of the Howard-Kennedy
PTA, of which Mrs. Martha Melt
on is president. All members and
friends of the YWCA are invited.
This is an event you cannot afford
to miss.
The Gavettes, with Evon Cook
as president, will be hostesses at
their regular Service men’s party
on Friday evening. This will be
a sock dance, with games and
specialties to make a gala even
The Quacks will have their an
nual party on Saturday night, at
the home of the president, Mrs.
Smith. All club members and es
corts are expected to be present.
There will be a gift exchange,
food and fellowship. The Quacks
will also welcome a new pros
pective member,—little Miss Col
leen Belinda Dudley, infant
daughter of the Cliff Dudleys.
Mrs. Eileen Dudley is a devoted
and active member of the YWCA
and of the club.
Y-Teens will be on hand at the
Anniversary program on January
2th. On Monday afternoon, Jan
uary 30th, the Northside Y-Teens
will have as their guest Mrs. Thel
ma Tucker, teacher at Long
School. This is one in a series of
educational meetings that all Y
Teen groups have as part of their
program. ,
Tuesday afternoon, January,
31st the La-Teens, a high school
interest group, will hold their
monthly educational meeting. A
movie of interest to girls will be
shown, moderated by one of the
ard Gregory. Burial was in the
family plot at Prospect Hill Cem
etery with arrangements by
Thomas Mortuary.
4 C Credit
Union Met
The Board of Directors of the
Four “C” Credit Union met on
Wednesday night to complete
plans for the Annual Meeting of
the Union which is scheduled
for Sunday January 29th 4 P.M.
at the Near North Branch YMCA,
according to an announcement
made by Mr. James Cole, Presi
dent. Mr. Ted Cobb, chairman of
the prog am committee also an
nounced that the program would
be in the nature of skits and role
playing .to emphasize the impor
tance and need of the Credit
Union. The Annual election will
also take place for persons to
serve on the Board of Directors,
Credit Committee and the Super
visory. Members of the Union
are encouraged to invite their
friends to the meeting starting at
4 P.M. on Sunday January 29th
at the VMCA.
Mrs. Elizabeth Donaldson, 85
years, 1218V2 Street, expired
Saturday January 7th at a local
hospital. Mrs. Donaldson had
been a resident of Omaha fifty
years. She is survived by four
cousins, Mrs. Edna Johnson, Mrs.
Maggie Valentine, Mrs. Lucille
Carter, Mr. Ray C. Gaines, of O
maha. Funeral services were
held Saturday morning January
14th from Thomas Mortuary with
the Rev. E. D. Johnson officiating.
Pall bearers, Mr. Milton Bell,
Cliff Hamock, Mercele Hayes,
John Logan, J. C. Watkins and
Thomas H. Richardson. Burial
was at Mt. Hope Cemetery with
arrangements by Thomas Mortu
My son in college had been
dating a pretty, vivacious young
blonde and had even brought her
home one weekend for us to meet.
Then, suddenly, the whole thing
was off. When I asked him what
happened he showed me a letter
she had written him setting forth
what she expected of marriage:
a beautiful home, trips abroad, a
convertible, and more.
“How in the world did you
j answer the letter?” I asked.
“Qh,” he replied casually, “I
j merely told her that when I mar
| ried I honed to have children -
but I didn’t want my wife to be
one of them.”
Deft definition: Skier: one who
j jumps to contusions.
j public school nurses. Any high
| school girl is welcome to attend
| this film-forum. The time, for
i Y-Teen meetings is after school.
Watch later issues for February
activities, including several Val
i entine parties. Mrs. Jewel Rob
; inson, Y-Teen director at North- j
i side, invites mothers to investi-,
i gate the Y-Teen program for
their daughters. All are welcome.
Edith Jackson
Mrs. Edith Jackson, age 48
years of 2431 No. 31st Street,
expired Saturday afternoon Janu
ary 14, 1956 at a local hospital.
She was an Omaha resident 25
She is survived by 5 daughters,
Mrs. Mildred May Peak of Omaha;
Mrs. Myrtle Faye Ray of Chicago,
Illinois, Barbara Jean Jackson of
Omaha, Marsha Diane Jackson of
Omaha; 4 sons, Donald Lee, New
York City, New York, William
Eugene, Clifford Edward, Ken
neth Bernard of Omaha; 2 broth
ers, Dewey Harvey of Topeka,
Kansas and Ferdinand Harvey of
Pittsburg, Kansas; sister, Mrs.
Bertha Smith of Kansas City, Mo.
Myers Brothers Funeral Ser
New Head
Of Legion
Theodore Roosevelt Post No. 30 j
American Legion is recovering j
from the sudden passing of its
former Commander, resumes its
regular procedure of activities and
continues to march on under the
leadership of its former First Vice
Commander H. D. Stewart who is
now our Commander. We are
surely going forward in a very de
termined manner. Official instal
lation services for our new Com
mander takes place at our next
The Executive Committee meet
ing January 17, 1956 made plans
to take care of and improve the
existing status of the Post. The i
morale is very high and new!
members are steadily coming into I
the Post.
One of the most gratifying in
novations to the Post is the addi
tion of the marching unit the
“Honor Guard” under the general
ship of Past Commander R. C.
Blanchard with the capable drill
Sergeant Swain. They arc really
going places. All this and the
fine work done by our Ladies’ Aux
iliary makes us feel and know that
we are on the march forward.
Remember our sick. Vist them
at V. A. Hospital and at home. In
V. A. Hospital are Ralph Under
wood and others not reported.
The period of mourning obser
vance will ever continue for our
late Commander and all fallen
Legionaires. This and all other
services and help to the living
Legionaire makes us know we ever
continue our allegiance to God,
our Country and our fellowman.
H. D. Stewart, Commander
H. L. Embry, Adjutant
M. Comans, Pub. Officer.
More Appropriate
A photographer was taking a
picture of a farmer and his col
lege-boy son. The photographer
suggested that the boy stand with
his hand on his father’s shoulder.
“It would be more appropriate"
said the long suffering parent, “if
he stood with his hand in my poc
Pirates' HeadTo Be Honored
Lj| I'
Branch Rickey, chairman of the
board, The Pittsburgh Pirates,
will receive “The Pioneer Award ’
in Atlanta, Georgia, January 20,
on the occasion of the twenty
first annual all-sports jamboree ot
The 100 Per Cent Wrong Club, a
project of the Atlanta Daily
World. Jackie Robinson and Pee
Wee Reese are likewise scheduled
to b cited for their contributions
to “The Golden Era of Sports.”
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Third Annual City-Wide
Basketball Tournament At
Kellom January 27-28-29
The newly elected men of the
year 1956.
Welcome to you, our members
and friends, at all times.
With your support, we aim to
give you a bigger and better
place for your enjoyment.
Clifford M. Kenny, Exalted Ruler;
Charles Sims, Chairman House
Firemen And
Sheriffs Office To
Help Polio Drive
When the estimated 6,000 moth
ers march on Polio on Thursday,
January 26th, they won’t be
marching alone. Omaha and
Douglas County officials have
promised the help of Sheriff’s
deputies, and Omaha firemen
and policemen in the house-to
house collection from 7 to 8 p.ra.
Jay Hollis
Is Director
Jay 0. Hollis, Carthage, Miss,
has been elected a national dir
ector and sentry of Woodmen of
the World Life Insurance Society,
it was announced today by How
ard M. Lundgren, president.
Richard W. Ervin, Tallahassee,
Fla., a director, has been named
to the board of auditors of the
This brings the hoard to its full
complement. There had been
a vacancy created by the retire
ment of Farrar Newberry, former
president of the society.
Mr. Hollis, an attorney, has
been active locally and nationally
in Woodmen of the World a num
ber of years.
Mr. Ervin is attorney general
of the state of Florida. He was
named the outstanding state pub
lic official in 1950 by the Florida
State Junior Chamber of Com
To Celebrate
1. Official opening of the Book
er T. Washington Centennial Cel
ebration by the issuance of a
Booker T. Washington Centennial
Stamp by the U. S. Post Office on
April 5th at the post office lo
cated on the site of his birth,
Booker Washington Birthplace,
2. Publishing and distributing
a 1956 Calendar indicating signi
ficant events in the life of Booker
T. Washington.
3. Compilation and distribution
of authentic data on honors and
recognitions of national signifi
cance which have been bestowed
upon Booker T. Washington since
his death.
4. The monthly publication and
distribution of 100,000 Centennial
Bulletins on historical events in
the life of Booker T. Washington.
5. Issuance o f abstracts of
Booker T. Washington’s outstand
ing literary contributions.
6. Furnishing of data to maga
zines and periodicals over the
nation on his outstanding achieve
ments and accomplishments.
7. Survey and compilation in
volving 100 individual impres
sions secured from persons who
had personal contact with Booker
T. Washington.
8. Survey and compilation of
opinions of 100 outstanding Amer
icans on the influence of the
ideals and teachings of Booker T.
Washington on today’s problem?
and attitudes.
9. Establishment on a highway
in Alabama of a replica of the
cabin in which Booker T. Wash
ington was born, to serve as a
Stoadside Shrine from which will
be distributed and disseminated
literature and information on the
life and achievements of Booker
T. Washington.
10. The securing of legislation
to provide for the erection of a
Booker T. Washington National
Open Basketball Tournament
Kellom will be the scene of the
Third Annual City-Wide Open
Basketball Tournament on Janu
ary 27, 28, and 29. This tourna
ment will be open to^any adult
team in the Omaha area.
The Open Basketball Tourna
ment will be returning to Kellom
after a year’s absence. Last year
the tournament was held in con
junction with the AAU conanit
jtee at Benson Community Center.
In the two years that the Park
and Recreation Commission has
sponsored this gigantic tourna
ment, the Omaha Travelers have
emerged victorious, but rumors
have it that the Travelers won’t
be returning this year so a new
champion seems to be in the mak
Entry fee for the tournament
blanks may be secured from the
Kellom Center or Room 605, City
City Table Tennis Tournament
Kellom will also be the scene
of the Fourth Annual City-Wide
Table Tennis Tournament on
January 28, 29. Entry blanks
mcy again be secured from Kel
lom Community Center or Room
605, City Hall.
Tournament fee and divisions
Men’s Class A (singles) . $1.50
Men’s Class B (singles)_1.50
Men’s Doubles _ .50
Mixed Doubles _ .50
I Women Singles . 1.50
Senior Girls (18 and
under). 25
Junior Boys (15 and under) .10
Senior Boys (18 and under) .25
Midget Boys (12 and under .10
Sessions will be at 2:00 p.m.
|ir> the atternoon and 7:00 p.m. in
the evening.
Falcons Upset Courtmasters
Action in the Senior Boys Bas
ketball League this week saw five
games being played. In the fea
ture game, the Falcons who had
won only one game previously,
surprised the Courtmasters 32-23.
In other games, Purple Tide lost
to Blue Trotters, 62-28. Celtics
needed a last quarter spurt to
beat Roses 41-29. The Crusaders
continued to march in first place
with a 48-35 conquest of the
Bouncers And in the final game,
Jerry Jones was hot as the per
verbial firecrackers as his 27
points led Courtmasters to a 41-33
victory over Blue Trotters.
Box Score
Courtmasters Fg FtTpts
Jones _ 10 7 27
Fulknesson _2 0 4
Poore_2 15
Mongerson-10 2
Brown _ Oil
Storey_10 2
Total_ 16 9 41
Blue Trotters
Frosse -4 5 13
Paznor _10 2
Kecnon-0 2 2
Molan _ 2 3 7
McCormick -4 0 8
Marasco _ 2 2 6
Total _>_13 12 38
Continued to page two
Anna Ripptoe
Mrs. Anna Ripptoe, 51 years,
3121 Miami Street, passed away
Wednesday morning January 11th
at a local hospital. Mrs. Ripptoe
had been a resident of Omaha
eight years. She is survived by
her husband, Mr. Dee Talbert
Ripptoe, son, James Rankins,
sister, Mrs. Thelma Allison, four
brothers, Mr. Issac Pannell, all
of Omaha, Larry and Arthur Pan
nell, Chicago, Illinois, Thomas
Pannell, Jersey City, New Jersey,
uncle, Mr. Lafe Hayden, Kansas
City, Kansas, aunt, Mrs. Effie
Perkins, Kansas City, Kansas, and;
other relatives. Funeral ser
vices were held Saturday morn
ing from Thomas Mortuary with
the Rev. Charles Favors officia
ting, assisted by Rev. R. W. John
son. Pall bearers, Mr. Lysle
Lawson, Harrold Russell, Julius
Harris, M. Austin, Freddie Barr,
and Phillip Allison. Interment
was at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Some people are inclined to
quit looking for work the moment
they find a job.
Monument to be maintained by
the National Parks Service under
the United States Department of