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Crisis In The South
JLC Labor Reports
American democracy is being put to a crucial test in the South.
Lawlessness and disregard of constitutional and human rights have be
come a virtual pattern in many states. Even murder is no longer ex
cluded as a weapon of political domination.
Behind this reiiin of terror are those who are determined to main
tain segregation and preserve “white supremacy”. A voteless Negro
population is their objective and no method of achieving this end—no
matter how lawless—is barred.
Competing for first place in this brutal contest is Mississippi, where
the Negro population is almost entirely disenfranchised. Here only
1. of the nearly one million Negroes living in this state dared to
vote in the 1955 primary elections. Only 1% has been permitted to
Recently, Rev. George W. Lee, a Baptist minister living in Belzoni,
Miss, and the first of his race to register in his county, paid with his
life for the privilege of voting. So did Lamar Smith of Lincoln County.
Later, Gus Courts, a leader of the NAACP, was critically wounded for
urging Negro voters to register in Humphreys County. As usual, no
indictments and no convictions. Such is Mississippi’s recipe for keep
ing the vote 99 5% “pure”.
People in the South are often impatient with those who critize
their ways. They say we just don’t understand, and this time they
are right We do not understand why Emmett Till had to be murdered
for acting like a fourteen year-old boy on a holiday. We also fail to
understand the other methods the White Citizens Councils are using
to undermine the law of the land: the refusal to sell food and supplies
to those who are in favor of integrating schools; the denial of jobs to
Negro teachers who are members of the NAACP; the cancellation of
mortgages and loans on Negro-owned propetry and the countless other
violations of human decency that make a mockery of our democratic
The public outcry against this campaign of terror has been heard
througout the country and immediate action by the federal government
has been demanded. In response to this hue and cry, President Eisen
hower proposed that Congress appoint a bipartisan commission to study,
report and recommend. While such a study may have merit, we feel
it is no substitute for immediate action. The Democrats are also
skirt :ng the issue, in the interests of party unity, and thus far they,
too, have failed to come up with a plan for action.
In the meantime, people are living in terror in many parts of our
land. How long will they have to wait?
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jT^O of nine-member deputation of religious leaders who will
«i«it Russia in March are the Rt. Rev. Henry Knox Sherrill (left).
Presiding Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church and first
President of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the
USA, and Dr. Eugene Carson Blake, present President of the
Mrs. Leonia Pearl Fisher, age
68 years, of 2109 B*"-dette Street,
expired Tuesday morning March
6. 1956 at her home.
She was an Omaha resident 38
years and was a member of Zion
Mrs. Fisher js survived by her
daughter, Mrs. Hortense Callo
way; granddaughter, Mrs. Con
suello Tucker; 2 great grand
sons, Quention and James Tucker,
Jr., all of Omaha; sister, Mrs.
Louise Shields of Kansas City,
Funeral services arranged for
Monday March 12, 1956 at 2:00
p.m. from the Myers Brothers
Funeral Chapel with Rev. J. H.
Reynolds officiating assisted by
Rev. F. C. Williams. Interment
was at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers Messrs. Cliff Ham
mock. Henry A. Grayson, Julius
Washington, Isaac Fisher, William
Mitchell and Charles Trimble.
Mrs. Hansie Smith, age 60 years,
of 3237 Erskine Street, expired
Thursday afternoon March 8, at a
She was an Omaha resident 2
years and was a member of the
Deaconess Board of the Philadel
phia Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband,
James Smith of Forrest City,
Arkansas; 6 sons, Tommie of Oma
ha, Albert of St. Louis, Mo. Frank
of Gary, Ind., Rogers, William
and J.uke Smith of Forrest City,
Ark. 2 stepsons, Bennie Cooper
andAnnise Coper both of Omaha;
2 stepdaughters, Mrs. Gertrude
Tobias and Mrs. May Sue Fletcher,
both of St. Louis, Mo.; sister, Mrs.
Madie Turner of Paso Roba, Calif,
and a host of other relatives.
Myers brouters Funeral Ser
The Grand Canyon of the Colo
rado la 217 miles long, four to II
miles wide at brim, and 4,000 to
1^900 feet deep.
On sale is a toothbrush with a
dental mirror built Into lta handle,
ao you can look at your teeth aa
your dentist does.
The production of gold in Nle
aragua has taken first rank in the
•ountry, taking precedence over cof
From Around Nebraska
It’s possible to guess on most anything these days.
The Chamber of Commerce at Loup City has just finished a
guessing contest linked with a business-getting activitiy. The con
tests asked a guess on the number of cobs in a basket
Oddly enough, a Loup City businessman, not a farmer, guessed
the closest, missing the actual number of cobs by only two.
The Chamber of Commerce fed him a steak for his prize.
• • •
The Schuyler Sun and a Colfax County farmer are plugging
an idea to reduce the surplus of farm products. The two are pro
posing that farm products be made a part of commercial products
in the form of motor fuel, grain alcohol for the manufacture of
rubber, and other industrial uses.
The idea has been met with enthusiasm by all but the pro
ducers of the products effected. As might be expected, they
oppose any change, fearing that it might cause them a lot of extra
expenses or effect their profits.
Chadron has a Bird Club which studies the habits of birds
of the area. The amateur ornithologists are currently gathering
special information about the nesting habits and young of the
Golden Eagle, owls and hawks These birds abound in the Pine
Ridge country in and about Chadron and the club has asked ranch
ers, through the Chadron Record, to inform them of birds which
are known to be nesting on their ranches.
• • •
Hamilton County, of which Aurora is the county seat, has
drilled its 700th irrigation well, the Auroa News-Register an
nounced last week. The use of wells for irrigation has grown
rapidly during the past year and the Register says 200 new wells
have been added in the past 12 months.
Drilling of irrigation wells and the supplying of irrigation
pumps, pipe and equipment has become a major business there.
Aurora claims the town is the Deepwell Irrigation Center of the
Nation. This could probably be extended to the entire world, too.
* * •
Over at Missouri Valley a series of dances is being planned
for the teen-agers of that community. The Knights of Columbus
are sponsors of the project which will operate on a cost-only basis
of 25c per member per dance. It’s part of the Valley’s supervised
• * *
Centennials are springing up everywhere. Last week The
Enterprise announced the plans for a celebration at Decatur. At
the same time the North Bend Eagle revealed plans there for a
centennial to be held in August.
Eastern Nebraska, as a whole, is in the 100-years-old bracket
and there will probably be a lot of these from time to time for the
next 8 or 10 years.
• • *
West Point, which has been anticipating dial telephones for a
number of months, moved a step closer to realization last week
when part of the equipment arrived. A changeover is not expected
until June, however, the West Point Republican stated.
* * *
The Wahoo newspaper also announced last week that Ashland
will have dial service, some time in 1957. Pictures of the new
building to house the equipment were printed in the newspaper.
* • *
Chadron has purchased a new rescue unit at a cost of $3000.
It will be operated and maintained by the Fire Department and
will do rescue work all over the Chadron trade area.
OUTSTATE NEBRASKANS TO SHARE—
)AK-SAR-SEN'S BIGGEST YEAR
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Thousands of outstate Nebras
kans who annually share in the
activities staged by Ak-Sar-Ben,
this year will enjoy the biggest
entertainment year in Ak-Sar
Ber history as members of the
famed civic organization.
That's the word today from
Membership Chairman Peter Kie
wit who said Ak-Sar-Ben again
this year espects to have mem
bers from ev ry community in
Nebraska as well as from
all 4 3 states in the nation.
The 61st annual member-signing
drive, which started the first
week in February, will end on
March 8th. Mr. Kiewit advised
that no new 1956 members will
be accepted after that date, and
he warned that the drive may
necessarily end sooner if the as
signed goal of 19,000 members is
reached earlier than March 8th.
In the opening week of the drive
nearly one-fourth of the goal al
ready had been reached.
The 1156 entertainment sched
ule includes five big summer
shows which this year’s members
can attend absolutely free. The
free show schedule:
May 1-2: Ralph Marterle and
his famed orchestra with song
stress Dorothy Collins of the
Lncky Strike Hit Parade and
hilarious pianist Leo De Lyon.
May 13-16: Wayne King, the
“Waltz King,” and his orchestra
with the year’: outstanding vocal
group, The Crew Cuts, and one
of the nation’s newest comedy
sensations, Bobby Monahan.
June 13-14: Sammy Kaye and
his orchestra with their popular
"Want to Lead a Band Contest,”
world-famous comedian Morey
Amsterdam, and other featured
July 23-24-25: First of the
popular Family Shows for mem
bers and their families in a huge
outdoor attraction with a host of
acts espcciall- arranged for the
August 13-14-15: Another
Family Show in a colossal out
door "Stars Under the Stars”
production with an enlarged
stage-full of variety acts featur
ing the spectacular Barnes and
Carruthers C-valcade of Stars.
In addition to the above free
shows the 1956 entertainment
schedule also includes such regu
la- annual features as the Races,
Rodeo and Stock Show, Corona
tion and Ball, Ice Shows, base
ball, basketball and hockey
games and other special events
staged during the year. Mr. Kie
wit said prospective members can
obtain membership applications
from any of the 450 volunteer
workers throughout this area,
from Ak-Sar-Ben Ambassadors,
or by writing the Ak-Sar-Ben
office in Omaha.
Start Mar. 15
Postmaster Walter Korisko an
nounces the inauguration of a
new type of collection service on
; March 15, 1956, at the South Oma
‘ ha Post Office, 24th and “M”
Streets. Two of the new type
I red, white, and blue courtesy col
i lection boxes will be installed at
this location, one labeled for
“Local” mail and the other for
Following is a brief explana
tion of the operation of the new
service and why it is being estab
All stamped letter mail must
pass through four basic opera
tions before it is dispatched
to destination; facing, cancella
tion, primary distribution, and
secondary distribution. The elim
ination of one or more of these
operations will naturally resuit
in a material saving of time and
It is interesting to note that the
Omaha Post Office processes ap
proximately 400,000 letters daily
and a break down of this figure
during the peak mailing period
of the day shows that 50,000 let
ters are handled between 4:00
and 5:00 P.M., 75,000 between
5:00 and 6:00 P.M. and 105,000
| between 6:00 and 7:00 P.M.
By tying local and out-of-town
| letters in separate bundles, and
I mailing them in the dual courtesy
I boxes, you are helping the post
j office save two of the above oper
! ations, namelv; facing and pri
j ri a r y distribution. Frequently
this will result in a saving of 24
hours from the time of delivery
at the office of destination.
Data obtained from 16 post of
fices participating in this program
showed that nearly 10% of the
letter mail bypasses the facing
and primary distribution opera
tions and accounted for a saving
of 152 hours daily or an annual
savings of $83,000.
We feel that this is a very
worthwhile program and antici
pate installing dual boxes in other
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the acts of kindness,
messages of sympathy and beautiful floral offerings received from our many friends
in Omaha and other cities during the illness and at the loss of our beloved mother,
sister, grandmother and aunt, Mrs. Elizabeth (Bessie) Hastings who departed this life
Sunday afternoon, March 4th, 1956. We especially thank the Rev. S. H. Lewis, Presid
ing Elder John Q. Adams, Sr., Rev. W. A. Fowler, Rev. J. C. Wade, members and
officers and auxiliaries of St. John's A.M.E., other churches. Order of the Eastern Star,
Daughters of Isis, Cherokee Temple No. 223 I.B.O.E.W., Carter Charity Club, Jolly
Art Club, the many friends whi furnished cars and all who endeavored to lighten
our burden in our hour of deep sorrow. Your kindness is more deeply appreciated
than we can find words to express.
Mrs. Cloma H. Scott, Daughter
Mrs. Gussie McPherson,
Mrs. Cloma Russell, Sisters
Mr. James Ellison, Brother
Mrs. Modestine Castin,
Nieces and Nephews
locations throughout the city in
the very near future. I
In this connection all collec-j
tion boxes in the city will take
on the new red, white and blue
look just as soon as the weather
warms up so they can be painted.
Since every individual is a
patron of the Postal Service, we
feel that the above information
will be of special interest to your
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