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21 Dixie Senators Gang Up On Powell
Insida Washington, by Robert S. Allen
There is a highly significant deveopment in the Senate in the in
tensifying battle over the amendment of Rep. Powell to bar federal
funds to segregated schools.
Southern leaders of the Senate have quietly launched a powerful
legslative counterattack against this proposal.
Thair challenge is in the form of a far-reaching bill sponsored by
Sen. McClellan (D-Ark.), chairman of the Government Operations Com
mtitee, and 10 other Southerners. Purpose of this measure to to curb
federal courts in matters affecting state powers, particularly 'relating
to civil rights, education and labor.
Under this bill, states could not be required to desegregate their
One of the authors explained the measure as follows: “It would
require Congress to clearly express its intention when legislating.
Failure on the part of Congress to do that would compel the federal
courts to hold that concurrent or coincident state laws, not in conflict,
are not to be ruled invalid or superseded simply because Congress has
also legislated on the same matter.”
Sen McClellan's bill was introduced on February 6. Unlike the
headline publicity which has accompanied Rep. Powell’s amendment
since its inception, the Senate counterattack is unknown to the general
public There has been no announcement or fanfared discussion about
Th« measure is pending in the Senate Judiciary Committee.! Of the
Committee's eight Democrats, five are Southerners, of whom McClellan
end two others are co-authors of the bill. Of the seven Republicans,
two are considered critical of the Powell proposal.
The co-sponsors of the McClellan measure are:
Sens. George (Ga.), chairman of Foreign Relations Committee;
Russell (Ga >, chairman of Armed Services Committee; Byrd (Va.),
chairman of Finance Committee; Hill (Ala.), chairman of Labor and
Public Welfare Committee; Johnston (S.C.), chairman of Postoffice and
Civil Service Committee; Robertson (Va.), second ranking member of i
Banking and Currency Committee; Stennis (Miss.), Appropriations Com
mittee; Eastland (Miss.), and Daniels (Tex.), Judiciary Committee;
Thurmond (S.C.), Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee.
The little-known McClellan bill was the main subject of that pri
vate meeting of 21 Southern Senators in Sen. George’s office.
They discussed strategy to block the Powell amendment if it
reaches the Senate as part of the school-aid bill now awaiting consid
eration by the House. The Southern Senators unanimously agreed to
make every effort to enact the McClellan measure at this session of
Confidence was voiced that influential support would be received
from Northern sources both in and out of Congress.
Foremost among the powerful organizations it was claimed favor
this legislation are: The American Farm Bureau Federation, National
Association of Attorneys General, and the National Association of
It was asserted that last year, during hearings before the House
Judiciary Committee, spokesmen of these organizations endorsed a
similar bill by Rep. Smith (D-Va.), chairman of the Rules Committee.
Nothing was done about his proposal, but it could be brought up at
The McClellan bill consists of a single paragraph, as follows:
"No Act of Congress shall be construed as indicating an intent
on the part of Congress to occupy the field in which such Act operates
to the exclusion of all state laws on the same subject matter, unless
such Act contains an express provision to that effect. No Act of
Congress shall be construed as invalidating a provision of state law
which wnuld be valid in the absence of such Act, unless there is a
direct and positive conflict between an express provision of such Act
and such provision of the state law so that the two cannot be reconcil
ed or consistently stand together."
Labor Urges Supplying Of
Military Arms To Israel
AFLCIO Preident George Meany
today issued the following state
“The deepening crisis in the
Middle East has reached an explos
ive stage that gravely imperils the
peace of the entire world.
“With the continued help of
Communist armament, the Egypt
ian dictatorship is now openly or
ganizing t. military bloc dedicated
to a war of annihilation against the
demociatic republic of Israel.
“It should oe obvious to our
Government and our Allies that
Moscow is maneuvering to insti
gate aggression and to provoke thef
catastrophe of war in this pivotal
region. The Communists already
have ignited the fuse to the powder
“The free world must act im
mediately to stamp out that sput
tering fuse and safeguard peace.
If we do not act now, the world
may become embroiled in another
-■vs me iirsi step, me ArerCiu
recommends that the United States
provide arms for defense to Israel.
The growing imbalance in military
strength against Israel will other
wise inevitably bring about war.
Only if Israel is equipped to de
fend herself effectively can the
forces of aggression arrayed a
gainst her be deterred. It is un
realistic to regard military aid to
Tsrael as an instigation to an arms
race. Actually, the race is already
on and Israel may soon be out of
“Once hostilities are temporarily
averted, we believe ways and
means should be found, through
the United Nations and other
channels, to bring about a peace
ful aud just settlement of the diffi
culties between Israel and her A
rab neighbors by negotiation.
“At the same time, the United
States-British-French triparite de
claration of 1950, which pledged
those nations to take immediate
action against the use of .force in
the Middle East, should lie re-af
firmed and reinforced by Con
“Since the root problems in the
Middle East are economic, a con
structive program of economic,
technical and financial assistance
should be promptly developed and
made available to all nations in the
area that give evidence of good
faith willingness to keep the
Mon., Mar. 19
The YMCA Spring Sports'
School for non-members as well j
as members of the “Y” will start1
next Monday evening March 19.1
This Spring, the Sports School
will include 9 activities.
One new class will be offered
for the first time. It is a “Father
and Son” gym and swim program.
Here is an opportunity for the
boy and his dad to tumble, run,
or play games together for an
hour and then swim for an hour.
The class meets in the Central
“Y” gym at 7:30 and in the pool
at 8:30 on Friday evenings.
The other classes offered are;
Judo for men only—Tuesday
at 7:00 P.M.
Handball for men only—Tues
day at 7:00 P.M.
Womens’ “YM—YW” Swim
Tuesday morning or evening.
Body Building for Men only—
Wednesday at 7:00 P.M.
Volleyball for men only—Fri
day at 5:30 P.M.
Fencing for men, women, cou
ples—Wednesday at 7:00 P.M.
Mens’ Beginning Evening Swim
—Monday and Thursday at 7:00
Mens’ Beginning Noon Swim—!
Friday at 12:00 Noon.
The most popular class will be
“Beginning Golf” taught by Bob
Appoint Negro Buildinghtspector
Lourr TO KUrJtiT: Paul Allen, Member of Board of Director Near Northside Activities Association (NNSAA) Assoc., Inc.; Clifford B.
Dudley, Newly Appointed City Building Inspector; Warren Swigert, City Commissioner and Milton L. Johnson, Druggist, President
NNAA, Incorporated Laws of Nebraska.
Swigart Gets Appointment
At a meeting of the Board of
Directors of the Near Northside
Activities Association, Incorpora
ted, held at the palatial home of
Paul B. Allen, John Creighten
Blvd on Thursday, March eighth,
Commissioner Warren R. Swigart
announced the appointment of
Clifford C. Dudley to the position
of Building Inspector for the City
Mr. Dudley resides at 2209 Ohio
Street, is the first Negro to be
appointed to such a position in
the history of Omaha. Mr. Dudley
has been engaged in building
homes and general contracting
business in Omaha and Spring
field, Ohio. He was employed by
the U. S. Government as Super
visor of army barracks construc
tion, WW11. Mr. Dudley has made
an enviable record in this field
in Omaha. His family consists
of wife, Beene and infant daugh
ter, Colleene. He has been active
in the Musical and Civic Circles
since his coming to Omaha in
One of the spokesmen of the
meeting referred to Mr. Swigart,
pointing out the fact, he was
elected Commissioner in 19—.
He origionally headed the Public
Property Department, the Build
ing Departmen has recently been
added to his department. Mr.
Swigart also has jurisdiction over
the Neighborhood Conservation
Activities of the City of Omaha.
He is currently promoting the en
actment of a minimium standards
ordinance. The speaker com
mended Mr. Swigart for his dili
gence and conscienceness in these
activities for the betterment of
The Association entertained as
its guests: Mr. J. Farris, Admin
istrative Assistant to Mr Swigart,
S. Phumphrey, Sales Representa
tive, Phillip Norris Cigarette Com
pany, Amos T. Pearl, Pres. Fron
tier Bag Co., of Omaha.
Mr. Eugene Brown and Lloyd
Faison appeared and requested
counsel and guidance pertaining
to procedure for appointment as
Policemen for the City of Omaha.
The offices of the Association
are: Milton Johnson, President,
Ray L. Williams, Secretary; Lee
S. Washington, Treasurer; Robert
H. Blanchard, Residing Agent;
other members of the Board of
Directors are: Ralph W. Adams.
Paul B. Allen; Willis W. Gray;
Rev. Charles E. Tyler and Richard
Opens April 6
Community Playhouse patrons
will get a look at high court in
trigue as practiced by the Russians
when “Anastasia”, a tense drama
with an historical twist opens on
In the cast will be Julia Burns as
the heroine, Maury Lazar, A1 Har
rison, Judy Berg, Sam Hakim, Dick
Makousky, Norman Paasch, Rudy
ard Norton, Leanore Paasch, Ron
ald Vaad. Robert Kelligan, Melitta
Fransen and Mary Mary Peckham.
“Anastasia” (ryhmes with Mar
sha”) will run through April 21st.
Manuel Caldwell, age about 65
years, expired Tuesday March 13,
1956 at a local hospital. Funeral
Myers Brothers Funeral Ser
Pilot—I’m for getting women
Cadet—I’m for getting women
up here, too.
Astleford. top Omaha Amateur
golfer. Two classes will be avail
ble for men, women, or couples.
One class will be held on Tuesday
at 7:00 P.M. and the other on
Saturday afternoon at 1:30 P.M.
For further information call the
“Y” AT. 1600 and request a Sports
ATLANTA, Ga.— The Rt. Rev.
Randolph R. Claiborne, Jr., Epis
copal Bishop of Atlanta joined
Georgia Methodist and Baptist
leaders in speaking out against
the private school plan, adopted
by the state legislature to cir
cumvent integration in public
The Bishop, speaking at the
annual meeting of the Diocese
of Atlanta, held at Macon, warned
against the danger of “putting
into the hands of one man the
power to destroy the public school
system of the state.”
In his address, Bishop Clai
borne noted there had been re
ports of suggestions by “men in
high political circles” that people
stop paying dues in churches
whose ministers describe inte
gration as “the Christian thing”
to do. He stated that the Epis
copal Church stands for separa
tion of Church and State.
“We,” the Bishop continued,
“the descendants of those who
came to this free land seeking
freedom of religion, can do no
less than point out the danger to
our religious freedom of this dan
gerous method of procedure.”
He added that in its forty-nine
Theodore Roosevelt Post No. 30
American Legion begins a systemic
and earnest beating of drums in
great preparation for its Spring
Drive for a bigger and better
The influx of members is most
gratifying. The high morale and
genuine spirit is every where and
the efforts to go forward is almost
100 per cent. The attendance at
regular meetings and board meet
ings show a marked tendency for
the real good of the Post is our
The Ladies Auxiliary is doing a
grand job and shows much im
provement. Keep this up and we
Continually on a very good mis
sion is the self appointed sick vis
iting band led by old Guard Frank
Payne. The following veterans were
visited in V A Hospital: John
Pierce, Nathaniel Watson, Edward
Beasley, Ralph Underwood, Richard
i Johnson, Gene Freels, Clifford
Folter, Robert Smith, Walter Will
iams. Let us not place all the
responsibility on these members of
this committee may all Legion
naires go out to the Hospital and
I y ears of existence, the Diocese of
| Atlanta has never recognized
j segregation in its offical diocesan
life and “stands on the proposi
tion that segregation on the basis
of race is inconsistent with the
principles of Christian religion.
cheer a buddy.
The American Legion will live
long and will continue to serve the
sick and needy veteran, the or
phans, the widows, the securing
of all benefits deserved. This is
the trre spirit of the American
Legion and in so doing we surely
serve our God, our Country and j
H. D. Stewart, Commander
H. L. Embry, Jr., Adjutant
N. H. Comans, Pub. Officer.
Olympic pole vault record hold
er Robert E. Richards will speak
on “What It Takes To Make A
Champion” at the Eighth Annual
Y.M.C.A. Leadership Banquet at
6:30 o’clock Tuesday evening
March 20th in the Auditorium j
of the Central Branch YMCA 17th I
and Harney Streets. “Bob” Rich
ards, who is pastor of the Long;
Beach Church of the Brethren i
is frequently absent from his,
California church because of the j
demand for him as a lecturer.
The Christian Emphasis Commit
tee of the Y.M.C.A. is bringing
him to Omaha for the Leadership
Banquet. He will speak before
assemblies of all six high schools
in the Omaha Area, address three
service clubs and a church group
during his visit.
Ten members of the Y.M.C.A.
who have had a continous mem
bership for 50 years or more will
be honored at the banquet.
Northside YWCA Teams
In Close Race On Drive
For New Membership
Scheduled at Tech
Registration for Spring Term
adult education classes at Techni
cal Hieh School will be held Tues-!
day through Thursday 6:30 to
8:30 P. M., April 3, 4, and 5 ac
cording to J. M. Sheldon, Principal
of the Adult Evening School. Some
120_ classes in the areas of home
making, business, distributive, gen
eral interest, high school and
Americanization will be offered.
Most classes will run for eight
weeks. Information regarding the
classes may be obtained by calling
either Technical High School, tele
phone RE 5665, or the Board of
Education, telephone RE 6600.
The Modern Hospital of the Year
1955 is the Bishop Clarkson Mem
orial Hospital of Omaha, Nebraska,
according to an announcement in
THE MODERN HOSPITAL maga
zine for March 1956.
Members of the committee mak
ing the selection of “Modern Hos
pital of the Year” were Frank S.
Groner, administrator, Baptist
Memorial Hospital. Memphis, Ten
nessee; August Hoenack, chief
Architectural and Engineering
Branch. Division of Hospital and
Medical Facilities, Public Health
Service, Washington, D. C.; Jack
Masur, M.D., assistant surgeon gen
eral and chief, Bureau of Medical
Services, Public Health Service,
Washington, D. C.; Carl A. Erik
son of Schmidt, Garden and Erik
son, Chicago and Everett W. Jones,
vice president of the Modern Hos
pital Publishing Company.
Clarkson Hospital was the first
place choice of four of the five
committee members and second
choice of one. It had been chosen
as the Modern Hospital of the
Month in June, 1955.
Other of the 266 eligible hospit
als given serious consideration
were the Methodist Hospital, Lub
bock, Texas; Memorial Hospital,
Schuyler, Nebraska; and Daniel
Freeman Memorial Hospital, Ingle
The awards will be made by the
editor of Modern Hospital Maga
zine, Robert M. Cunningham, Jr.,
Chicago, at a Public Afafirs lunch
eon of the Omaha Chamber of
Commerce in early April. Awards
will go to the hospital, to Robert
H. Storz, chairman of the building
committee and vice president of
the board of trustees and to the
Leo A. Daly Company, architects
and engineers for the hospital. De
cision was made “on the basis of
excellence of architectural design,
functional planning, economy of
construction and operation, and
proper provision for hospital needs
of the community.”
The hospital was occupied on
December 16, 1955 Patient ques
tionnaires circulated to 500 pati
ents after discharge from the new
hospital reveal an extremely high
percentage of satisfaction with the
new facilities and with the nursing
and other personnel. One woman
patient commented ‘Your food was
wonderful and it was the best va
cation I’ve had in years.”
Features that appeal to the pati
ents, according to their statements,
are the quality of nursing, the
system, the circulating pollen-free
air, the modified air-line food ser
vice, the quietness of rooms and
A citation will be given to the
Y’S Mens’ Club for its work with
boys in camping.
A recognition service will be
held for over 600 volunteer “Y”
leaders of which over 125 are
from the Near ‘North Branch
during the banquet. The service
will be conductd by the president
of the Omaha Y.M.C.A., Richard
Tech High School’s Triple trio,
under the direction of Viggo Carl
son will present two numbers,
“The Night Has a Thousand Eyes’’
and “In A Monastery Garden”.
Dr. Milo Bail, president of
Omaha University will preside.
“M” stands for Membership,
and the teams are off to a good
start. Way out in front is Team
number three, with Mrs. Christine
Phillips as leader. Already they
are nearly half way to their goal.
Interest is high for the report on
this Friday night when Team
number 5* headed by Mrs. Alfred
Geary and paced by that veteran
worker, Mrs. Dora Green says it
will pull ahead. Workers are
asker to bring in their reports to
the Branch building, or turn them
in to their Captain?, to be report
ed Friday night, at 7:30 p.m. Mrs.
Thomas Beck, the Membership
Committee chairman was called
to Topeka, Kansas on account of
the illness of her son, Lt. Beck.
She will be here Friday night,
and urges all workers to make a
report if at all possible. It is
hoped that we can make our goal
during the month of March.
WANTED—1000 WOMEN WHO
BELIEVE IN A BETTER WAY OF
LIFE FOR ALL. Join the Omaha
YWCA, and help with the task.
The regular monthly Twilight
Hour will be held this Sunday,
March 18, at 4:30 p.m. The Re
ligious emphasis Committee, with
Mrs. James Henderson as chair
| man, will be in charge. Music
will be furnished by Miss Nadine
Dent, and by the Mission Hill
Choir, of the City Mission. Direc
ting the choir will be Mrs. Henry
E. Hoyer, and Miss Barbara Dunn
will serve as accompanist. The
Y-Teens, under the direction of
Mrs. Jas. Robinson, will serve as
hostesses. Members of the
NAACP Youth Division will be
guests. A special Easter message
will bt interpreted by Mrs. James
Forrest. “Words and Music for
Easter”—come and bring your
friends and family.
Sunday, March 18th will be a
high day at the Comith Baptist
Church, 3212 North 24th street.
Members, at that time, will observe
the first aniversary of their pas
The congregation will show their
appreciation to the Rev. J. Andrew
Thompson and his family for the
excellent leadership and service
which he and his family have given
to the church.
Rev. Thompson is a minister of,
experience, training and service.
He has had a wide experience as a
teacher, a principal in Public
Schools, a civic leader and a mini
ster. He is a native of Mississippi,
and a graduate of Central Mississi
ppi College and high school. He
holds a Kascivsko and an A.B. de
gree from Howard University
of Religion in Washington, D. C.
and has done further study at
Atlanta University, the University
of Chicago and the University of
Special services will be held
Sunday at 11:00 A.M., 3:00 P.M.
'and 7:00 P.M.
j The Rev. Mr. C. Adams, of Para
dise Baptist Church and his mem
bership will be special guests at
the 3 00 P.M. services. Rev. Ad
Jams will deliver the message and
i his choir will sing at that time.
Other churches will also partici
pate in the services.
The pubi c is invited to all of
corridors, the “attractive, cheer
ful colors” used throughout and
the postoperative recovery room.
The hospital has 14 operating
rooms, ultramodern laboratory, x
ray, pharmacy and physical therapy
facilities and a pneumatic tube
message system. It is equipped
for 3Of; patients plus 32 babies in
the newborn nursery. A chapel,
public coffee shop and gift shop
are on the first floor. The hospital
is completely air-conditioned.
Cost of the project has been just
short of $5,000,000 including the
1 new parking lot to the east of the
The hospital is sponsored by the
Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska.
Information furnished by Hal G.
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