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Friday, August 3, 1956 _ Vol. 30 No. 22_ _ 10c Per Copy
Arthur B. McCaw, former mem
ber of the Douglas County Tax
Appraisal Board, has been ap
pointed to the Staff of the United
States Opeiations Mission at
Seoul, Korea. He has been in
Washington since July 18, under
going orientation. McCaw was
the first Negro to be appointed
to a Nebraska Governor's Cabinet
When he was appointed State
Budget Director by former Gover
nor Robert B. Crosby. He was
appointed by Gov. Crosby to the
Douglas County Tax Appraisal
Board in 1955. He had worked
for this Board for su years prior
to his appointment as Budget Dir
ector. He resigned his post on the
Board to accept the appointment
Very active in the community
life, he is currently Vice-Presi
dent of the United Community
Services, and the Omaha Urban
League. He is a member of the
Board near North YMCA, Oak
view Boys' Home and the Cmaha
Branch of the NAACP. He was
Advisor for the Youth’s Council,
and College Group, of the NAA
CP. He is the Polemarker, of the
Omaha Alumnae Chapter of Kap
pa Alpha Psi. An active Repub
lican. he has served on the Coun
ty and State Finance Committees.
He wiil assume his duties at
Seoul. Korea, on August 11th.
Congress has passed the nar
cotics control bill. There seems
every reason to expect it will be
The new legislation attacks
tijeproblem from two directions:
It ir!N|ase3 the severity of allow
able punnln^ents. and it endeav
ors to aid ui'#|»nrehension and
conviction of thos^^ngaged in
the drug traffic.
The matter of punishmen1%^
not insignificant. For the crim
inal the penality he courts unde
niably has an influence on the
risk he chooses to take. Insofar
as punishment should bear a
rational relationship to the dam
age done society, prior limitations
unquestionably led police and
courts alike to downgrade the
seriousness of the offense.
Of far more importance, how
ever, is to catch guilty offenders
and to convict them. In this con
nection Congress has shown wis
dom in permitting, not requiring,
the death penalty for giving or
selling heroin to minors. For a
mandatory capital penalty means
that judges and juries are loath
to risk making an irretrievable
error, hence hesitant to convict.
Thus many a probably guilty per
son goes scot free.
In other ways the measure
should aid authorities to get con
victions on some ground—by
making punishable use of the
mails, telephone, or other forms
of communication in illicit drug
traffic and by making it easier
to get search warrants.
An adequate law is always a
necessity in fighting crime. Con
gress has made a contribution in
this direction. It now will be up
to the agencies of enforcement
and to the courts—and to the
watchfulness of the public to see
that they do their duty .
You cannot lead anyone furth
er than you have gene yourself.
The eternal triangle: income,
overhead and upkeep!
Omaha girls are invited to be
YWCA Military Hostesses serving
at the Offutt Air Rorce Base Ser
Girls are scheduled at events
planned for the personnel at Of
futt. Included in August are
social dances, square dances,
swim parties, picnics, roller skat
ing parties and a talent show.
To join girls must be eighteen
years of age or over and out of
school. The next training session
will be at the YWCA on Wednes
day, August 8th.
For additional information call
the YWCA at Ja-2748.
Elinor Van Steenburg
Young Adult Director
This is the last week of the
drive for $25,000 by the Nebraska
and Western Iowa Old Timers
Baseball Ass’n. This drive is for
Omaha’s Youth Activity Program.
General Chairman, Ralph O.
Hefflinger said, “The Old Timers
Baseball Ass’n, a non-profit or
ganization, believe that the police
youth activity league and the
city recreation youth program
are doing a world of good in
curbing juvenile delinquency. We
earnestly believe that these two
groups could do more if they had
more money with which to work.
It is the old timers desire to help
meet this need and give a boost
to Mayor Rosenblatt's program
of combating juvenile delinquen
cy with organized activity in all
the All Star Benefit Baseball
neighborhoods. All proceeds of
Attraction will go to help provide
supervision and equipment for
the Omaha Youth Activity Pro
President of the Old Timers,
Laddie Kozeny, announced, the
Old Timers All Star Baseball Pro
gram will get under way Sunday,
August 5th, 1956, Two American
Legion teams will play at 1:00
P.M. and Two All Star C Y O
teams will play at 3:30 P.M. The
Offutt Air Force Base Band will
be on hand.
Tickets are available at:
PACKERS NATIONAL BANK and
HEFFLINGER’S SHOE STORE.
ALL OLDTIMERS MEMBERS.
Wins 1st Major
Philadelphia, Pa. . . (CNS) . .
[ In an impressive victory, 28 year
^dAlthea Gibson won her first
major American grass courts ten
nis championship by beating Mrs.
William du Pont of Wilmington,
Delaware, in the of the
Pennsylvania and Eastern- States
Althea needed only 45 minutes
to get her 6-1 and 6-4 victories.
The first set took but 16 minutes.
In this first triumph since her re
turn from Wimbledon where she
was defeated in the quarter finals
by Shirley Fry, Althea combined
power and speed of youth against
a veteran campaigner as exper
ienced as Mrs. du Pont.
Washington, D. C. . . (CNS) . .
Republican leaders in admitting
to President Eisenhower that the
Administration’s Civil Rights Bill
was dead for this session, said
that if they regain control of
Congress in the November elec
tion, they will bring up civil
rights early next session to make
a filibuster impossible.
Senate GOP Leader William F.
Knowland of California did most
of the talking about the new pro
position. In the Senate, Senator
Paul Douglas (Democrat of nii.)
conceded it would be impossible
to get action on civil rights be
cause of the “temper” of the
Tennis Champs Played at Durham
JUNIOR TENNIS CHAMPS—
Handshakes were in order last
week for youthful William Neil
son, Hampton, Virginia, and
Clara Henry, lovely tennis stylist
from Hawkins, Texas, who took
j top honors at American Tennis
Association’s National Junior Ten
! nis Tournament at Durham, North
Carolina. Above, Durham insur
ance executive W. L. Cook, left,
chairman of ATA Junior Develop
ment Program, and Moss H. Kend
rix, The Moss H. Kendrix Organ
ization, Washington, D. C., com
pliment winners following play
held on the campus of North
Carolina College at Durham.
Support Ike or 'Use' Ike?
Republican candidates for re-election whooped for joy when they
learned that good old Ike is going to sail into a second-term campaign
for the Presidency and that there is going to be the welcome chance
for them to latch onto his coattail. What a prospect! What a shoo-in
Everyone of the beaming Congressmen in Washington who feels
that Ike is going to help him in a fight against a Democrat in Novem
ber is supercharged with delight.
But what do these great solons, these masters of parliamentary
maneuvering, these lawmakers with bleeding breasts, do for Ike? Oh,
yes, they want him to run. But do they want to help him? Do they
want to support him? Do they stand firmly for the things for. which
We are speaking of Republicans. We want to know if the Re
publicans who expect to cling frantically to Ike’s coattail intend to
support him? Will they back his program?
This week they have a chance to prove whether they ar<* for fee
and decency and justice—or are purely for themselves.
The President has sent a civil rights legislation package to Con
gress. It is a modest pack. For what does the President ask? A
civil rights commission. A civil rights division in the Department
of Justice. A statute to enable persons denied the right to vote to
seek civil redress in the courts.
There’s nothing radical about that package. It isn’t revolutionary.
It isn’t communistic. How could it be? It’s Ike’s.
What are the Republican members of the Senate going to do
when Ike’s civil rights package comes before the members this week?
We already know what those bond brothers of the South, the
most united of the Democrats, are going to do. Already they have oil
ed and limbered their guns. They propose to bombard and obliterate
the package with factitious constitutional rationalizations. They're
going to have great sport—and they may win.
But what about Ike’s friends—ti.e Republicans of the East, North
Are they organized to defend Ike’s package? Will they organize?
Will they say: “He’s gonna help us and we oughta help him” or
just let things slide?
No self-respecting Republican can afford to desert the President
at this time. The nation has been looking at the manner in which
Republicans have been scuttling the President's programs. Indepen
dents and Democrats have been strangely struck by the spectacle of
Republicans letting the President down—even when he's sick.
If Republicans do not get together and demonst-ably support the
President’s civil rights package, they may find out in November that
they have done more than fail to support the man, Ike.
They may discover to their dismay that there are many more
Americans interested in civil rights than they bargained for and
that in their passionate desire to guarantee civil rights to all Ameri
cans, they had decided the Republican party is not their instrument.
They might discover that in failing to support Ike, they had fail
ed to support the party and even to support themselves. They would
go to Washington the next time as visitors, not Congressmen.
The President has the challenging leadership, responsibility of
| making it clearly understood that he wants his party in Congress
; to stand firmly behind his legislation to support him
All Republican Congressmen who propse to use “Ike” rather
| than support Mm deserve defeat.
Voters should keep a sharp lookout for the supporters and the
| users this week.
Even The Dixiecrats Learn!
Current political moves among Democrats in the Deep South
indicate that, beyond doubt, the Dixiecrats have learned something
from their 1948 debacle.
There is no doubt that most of the machine Democrats in Deep
Dixie are violently opposed to desegregation and civil rights but
there is also no doubt that they will have to subscribe to a platform
which contains verbiage favorable to civil rights i nan effort to main
tain national unity within the party.
If they followed their natural inclinations, the Dixiecrats would
q“t Democratic party to go it alone; but the loss of patronage
after 1948 has taught these professional politicians a lesson, and they
are going along with the program whether they like it or not
We can therefore take with a grain of salt any talk about high
principles and unswerving moral determination coming from the
Dixiecrat spokemen because their present actions in buttering up to
the national organization is proof that they are motivated by expedi
ency rather than principle. H
Washington, D. C. .. <CNS) . . .
Congressman William L. Dawson
—the Democrat from Illinois—
is heading the house Government
Operations’ Committee in a new
move to seek why every major
federal agency of the Eisenhower
Administration i s concealing
routine information from Con
gress and the public on the
grounds tnai they are following
the president’s orders.
Dawson and this group claim
that “a strange psychosis exists
throughout high military and
governmental circles today that
the government’s business is not
the people’s business.” He also
died some executive officials who
are withholding information
which the public not only needs
“but has an inalienable right to
Basis of the clamming up by of
ficials is a letter by Eisenhower
to Defense Secretary Charles E.
Wilson in 1954 during the Army
McCarthy hearings which said
that “the federal employees
should regard as privileged all
official conversations or commun
ications between officials of the
“It seems inconceivable that 19
government agencies are now
citing this letter as a shadowy
cloak of authority to restrict or
withhold information. This flim
sy pretext only serves to demon
strate what extent executive de
partments will go.”
Mr. Otther Austin Russell, 32
years, 2211 Ohio Street, ^expired
unexpectedly on July 22, 1956.
A native of Oklahoma, Mr. Rus
sell had lived in Omaha 17 years.
He is survived by a wife. Mrs.
Elizabeth Russell, Alderson, Vir
ginia; one son, Delbert Russell,
Omaha; two daughters, Sandra
and Alice Rose Russell, Omaha;
father, Mr. Walter Russell, Enid,
Oklahoma; six brothers, Walter
Russell, Nash, Oklahoma; Willis
Russell, Wichita, Kansas; Cash
1 Russell, Los Angeles, California;
Brownie Russell, Chicago, Dli
nois, Harold and Delbert Russell,
The remains were forwar led
from the Thomas Funerfil Home
to Enid. Oklahoma for services
Mrs. Lizzie Malone
Mrs. Lizzie Maloae, age 70
years of 2618 Parker Street ex
pired Thursday, July 2f,, 1956 at
Lincoln. Nebraska. She was a
long time resident of Omaha,
and was a member of Salem Bap
tist Church. There fxe no sur
vivors. Funeral sendees were
held Thursday, August 2nd at the
Myers Funeral Houjc, Rev. J. c.
Wade officiating. Interment at
Mt. Hope Cemetei7.
Myers Brothers Service.
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Mrs. Beatrice Daniels, age 34.
2629 Caldwell Street was killed
in an automobile accident 15
miles from Ft. Dodge highway on
No. 20 on July 28.
Survivors: mother, Emma Mc
Ney; son. Frank Day; 2 sisters,
Mrs. Ella Belle Smith of Kansas
City, Missouri; Mrs. Johnetta Nor
ris of Omaha; 5 aunts; and 5
Remains were forwarded to the
Miller Funeral Home, Pinebluff,
Arkansas, Thursday August 2nd,
for services and burial.
Myers Brothers Funeral Ser
NEWCOMBE WINS HIS
15th OF THE SEASON
100th IN HIS CAREER
Brooklyn, N. Y. . . (CNS) . .
Big Don Newcombe won his 15th
game of the season— his 100th
win in his major league career by
very handily knocking off the
Chicago Cubs 1-0. He kept alive,!
too, his club’s recent upsurge by
notching for them their eighth
straight victory. They lost in the
second game of the double
Mrs. Annabel Hollins, age 61,
2016 No. 25th Street expired
Sunday July 29, 1956 at Lincoln,
Nebraska. She was an Omaha
resident 40 years.
Survivors: Husband, Tim 2
nieces, Mrs. O. Garth, Mrs. Vera
Posey, of Chicago, Illinois; 2
nephews, Sherill Posey. D. Garth
both of Chicago, grand nephew,
D. Garth, Jr. Chicago; sister-in
law. Mrs. Ethel Posey, Chicago; 2
brothers-in-law, D. Hollins, Chi
cago; W. Hollins, Cleveland,
The assembly of Jehovah's wit
nesses begins today in the Civic
Auditorium and continues through
Sunday. Robert W. Wallen and
Alfred J. Nussrallah, former O
maha residents, and now with the
Watchtower Bible and Tract So
ciety of Brooklyn are speakers
on the program. Wallen gives the
principal address Sunday at
3:00 P.M., speaking on the sub
ject: “Why Permanent Peace
Will come in Our Day.”
During the assembly, the Wit
nesses will operate their own
cafeteria in the auditorium. Eu
gene Smercheck of Manhattan.
Kansas is in charge of this. He
has appointed Lillard D. Kenoly
of 2506% North 24th as head j
cook. Assisting Mr. Kenoly is
Alanzo Prayer of 2312 North 22.!
Volunteering to assist in the cafe- j
teria also are Anna Randolph, j
2202 Clark, Ora Lee Randolph of j
2527 Charles, Katy Thomas, 2202 |
Clark and Mary McCullough of;
2411 Charles, and Thelma Ken
oly of 2506% North 24th, has j
been assisting in the room de-1
partment seeking rooms for the
delegates. ^ ■pf*
Both Wallen and^ ^jssrailah
were born and raised in Omaha.
Both graduated, from Technical
High School in 1P48. Both be
gan full-time missionary-ministry
work for Jehovah’s witnesses upon
completion of high school, and
were called to t'ae world head
quarters of the /roup at Brooklyn
in 1950. At the present time,
each one is a presiding minister
of a congregation in the New
York are*, and both have given
lectures within a 200 mile radius
of New York City.
Do Negroes Hate Whites?
Or Whites Hate Negroes?
CIVIL RIGHTS BILL
This bill, though passed in the
House, will undoubtedly remain
buried in the Tenate Committee
and therefore fail to become a
I voted for the bill because I
was willing to support President
Eisenhower’s recommendation to
set up a temporary commission
of a bipartisan nature to make
close study of the question as
to whether United States citizens
are being deprived of their right
to vote or of other constitutional
rights by reason of their color, i
race, religion, or national origin.
The commission would be re
quired to make its report within
two years and sixty days and then
would cease to exist.
There were several provisions
in the bill which did not have my
approval, but if any of the rights
and protection guaranteed by our
Constitution might be lost for
lack of adequate means of en
forcement of those constitutional
rights, then enforcement must be
supplied by legislation or court
action. Otherwise our Constitu
tion on those matters would be
a mere collection of lifeless
words. But since its creation the
Constitution of America has been
a living document designed to
serve and protect all persons sub
ject to its operation. Therefore,
I considered it proper that the
temporary commission be author
ized to make inquiry into this
very serious question of violation
of constitutional rights.
MOST IMPORTANT OBJECTIVE
President Eisenhower has dem
onstrated by his words and deeds
that he has earned a position of
outstanding leadership through
out the world in the all important
work of winning a firm establish
ment of sound, permanent and
honorable peace among all na
tions of the globe.
I believe his contribution* in
this iKi*>le eaus^" '.iave strongly
advanced the drive for peace.
And when the crusade has been
won and all nations and peoples
freed of the worries and fears of
another hot war, as well as the
wasteful and eroding effects of
the cold war, all peoples will have
cause to praise and applaud the
labors and services in their behalf
rendered in such an unselfish
and magnificent manner by an
American President—Dwight D.
Miss Crosby Goes to Norway
New, York.. Manhattan Borough
President Hulan E. Jack is shown
welcoming Miss Barbara Ann Cors
by 15, (1317 Burdett Avenue) Cin
cinnati, Ohio, in his office July 12
in the Municipal Building. Miss
Crosby is enroute to Norway as
Junior Ambassador in a 26-nation
project known as The Children’s
International Summer Villages as
guest of Remington Rand who is
financing her trip abroad. During
Miss Crosby’s visit with the Bo
rough President she presented a
goodwill token from Mayor Char- J
les Taft of Cincinnati. Mr. Jack
paid tribute to themovement which
established miniature world com-i
munities in which children ad
vance world citizenship through
working and playing together ir,
cross national contacts.
Photo shows: Miss Crosby wl->
will serve as a Junior Counejn’ *r
in a camp near Oslo, Norw*y. is
shown presenting a letter f pm
Mayor Taft to Borough President
Photo Shows: Miss Cnrthy is
shown taking over the mm.: •attan |
Borough President’s seat a his
office for a day, as Mr. M* looks
on with pleasure.
This writer has often heard
some Negroes say “I hate all
White Folks”; and likewise heard
some white people say “1 dislike
Both White and Negro are
stating an untrue fact. No Negro
hates a White person because of
his color; nor on the other hand
does any White person dislike a
Negro because of his color. Ne
groes hate Whites because of the
ill treatment that the White races
have inflicted upon the Dark
races; White hate Negroes be
norance, mistrust, and insecurity,
cause of misunderstanding, ig
The recent and present revolu
tion in Africa (The Wester®
world and its newspapers ea
them riots and demonstratioi
demonstrates the problem of hat
red. The Western World would
like to lead us to think that this
l is a race riot based on hate.
Nothing could be farther from
the truth. This is a move for na
tionalism with both members of
the White and Dark race parti
cipating on the same side. The
Dark races could not hate the
White race; for a great per-cent
age of the Dark races have an
cestors that are members of th»
White race. None can deny that
many a Dark baby is bom each
year because of transgression of
the White race. Each half-breed
becomes a member of the Dark
race while its parent is a member
of the white race. Therefore if
the Dark races hated on race a
lone; they may end up hating
Therefore the revolution in
Africa is not based on hate. These
Alrician people only want to be
free as the U.S.A. did from Eng
land and the French from the
While many Negroes in Ameri
ca hate Senator Eastland and his
Southern friends, it is not be
cause of his race but because of
his treatment to Negroes and
their problems. If he changed his
hate, we may soon stop hating;
him. One Bilbo once said that
U. S. A. should ship all Negroes
back to Africa. We are sure that
if someone tried this (if this was
possible), you would have more
White than Neroes objecting.
Every White person has some
person of color that is a friend
of his; every White person has
some person of color that he
would stand up and fight for.
vthere the hate can not be on ac
count of color. In every mixed
ndjg. borhood there are white and
coty'r d kids that are playmates.
Nf ( dored parent would let any
otic i Colored person mistreat
!Mi) child’s White playmate; Also
no White parent will let another
|fhi.e person mistreat their
c|ii, ’s Colored playmate. In both
rJfe> the parents would defenc
thl nghts of the other race chU
. So let none of us say that
ate a person because of his
let’s say that we hate Sena
Eastland because of Senator
Eas land not because he is a
men. -T of the White race.
Mrs. IjEi/tie Maddox HawkuxsL
age 78 ytevs, of 2318 No. 22nd
Street ejfr>/ed Wednesday even
ing Augfls 1, 195G at a local hos
pital. Sfc was an Omaha resident
41 year! and was a member of
Prince*^. Ozeal Chapter No. 11
O.E.Si, 4rs. Thearis Wiley, Wor
thy ,\i*on. She was also a char
ter nit nber of the Carter Charity
cluby -he Willing Workers Club
of at John A.M.E. Church; and
a *< .nber of the Thursday Social
fjjae is survived by her son, Qa
dr Lee Maddox of St. Pa»il, m«.«.
*> a. Funeral services have beea
^tentatively arranged for g-ftr
'< ay, August 4th, 10:00 A M at
;t. John A.M.E. Church, snder
auspicies of Princess Ozeal Chap
ter No. 11 O.E.S.
Myers Brothers Funeral Ser
The remarkable increases in
wages and better living in the
last two decades can be largely
attributed to new invention^
large capital investment, labor
saving machinery, research, wiser
management and greater prcv
“No man is master in his own
hoM^e if the bedroom is painted
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