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Vol. 30 No. 31 Friday, October 5, 1956 ' 10c Per Copy
Between The Lines
Dean Gordon B. Hancock for ANP
Our Embarrassing Interracial Situation
Truly has it been written, that a city set on a hill cannot be
hid. The great strength and glory that have come to our great
country have set it on the hill of world prominence: and it is no
wonder that the most insignificant doings in this country are chron
icled in the uttermost parts of the earth. Strangely enough within
recent years our prestige is not growing.
Ever since World War I, when the Negro was called upon to
make the world safe for democracy, and was forthwith denied the
democracy thousands of his fellowmen aied to save, there has been
a gradual decline in the prestige of the United States throughout the
world. It is true many of the nations have paid a kind of lip ad
miration to our country, but such admiration was correlated with the
hand-out from cur exchequer. Many of these nations have received
our financed favors, and have since renounced their pledges of com
ity and accord. ,
What is transpiring in the nation today is doing nothing to re
deem the fair name of our nation in the councils of the world. Our
current interracial strife is serving'as an ugly scar upon the fair
face of our country’s reputation. The open defiance of the Supreme
Court of the United States is currently becoming a serious matter.
With the National Guard to keep down riots and rioting and rioters,
we have an unsavory picture to present to the world in the matter
of democracy. There are many signs that unless things are dealt
with forthrightly, there are going to be some ugly eventualities, with
United States Senators urging "massive resistance” and with South
ern legislatures enacting repressive laws to meet the situation, we
have a sorry spectacle and situation that make the heart sick to be
hold and contemplate.
The evident belief that the Supreme Court must rule to suit the
notions and prejudices of only one section of the nation is heading
the nation into worlds of trouble. The proud citizens and patriots
of this great nation are embarrassed with the unfolding of events
such as we have in Sturgis, Kentucky. Could the communist wish
for fairer fortune? Could the critics of the church hope for a better
day? And the serious fact is, the whole embarrassing situation is
grounded in race prejudice by which one creature wishes to depress,
oppress, supress, dispossess and distress Bncther. It is a sad point
In history when such large segment of mankind gets its greatest
glory in the humiliation of their fellowmen; when one man would
„fecl glorified in lauding it over an unfortunate fellowman.
Then too it must be recognized that the Negro is a creature of
the white man's creation He is just what the white man made him
If the white man had produced a finer creature the Negro would
have been finer. But to create him to an inferior situation and en
vironment and then hate him for growing true to type; to degrade
him and spurn him in his degradation, is brutal. And somewhere
down the line of time the nation must pay an awfful price. Stoning
the prophets was no worse than degrading one’s fellowman and hat
ing him in his degradition. Somewhere down the road is some bitter
cup that must be drained to the dregs.
The current disorders are an embarrassment to the nation
throughout the world; it is an embarrassment to the Church of God
..that has preached the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man
for nearly 3,000 years. It is an embarrassment to the name of the
thousands who have laid them down to die upon the glory field of
battle that this nation unto God might live. It is an embarrassment
to those nobly-inclined souls of the interracial fraternity who have
held aloft the torch of good will as a solution of the problem. To
morrow will be a brighter day. Behind the clouds the sun still
Things That Interest Women
By B. Fonville
HOW DO YOU LOOK? In a very short time the partying season
will be in full swing, which usually means pretty frocks. And pretty
clothes means a pretty complexion, but if you would be pretty
enough to do justice, to that special frock give a bit of attention to
Girls whatever you do, never let your make-up for evening stop
with your face. When wearing a low cut dress, always powder your
shoulders and back lightly, then dust off with your brush, (a brush
made of very soft hair-like bristles called powder brush).
THE FEMININE AIR. The hats sre really made of dream stuff.
Some of them are so pretty, they have a delicious look. Just about
anv thing that looks gay and lively makes a hat. The assortment is
wide and varied, to select from. One may choose a pill box of Jon
quil yellow velvet and finished off with taupe net. Or the wind
blown feathers. The hats for fall and winter, are designed to perk
up the dark colors of the clothis we will be wearing.
There seems to be a carry over, of the flowery hats of last sum
mcr, for you will wear on your winter hat roses, forget-me-nots, and
Ulys-of the valley.
KNITS ARE POPULAR. In dresses and suits. For office wear,
for sport or evening. Both in jew.l and dark colors. Knit your
self a dress.
FOR THE HOME EXECUTIVE. Orange Toast. Vi cup orang’
juice, 1 teaspoon grated orange peel, V4 cup sugar, 6 slices buttered
toast. Mix orange juice, peel and sugar. Spread on hot buttered
toast, and put in hot oven, or under broiler to brown. Serve hot.
ETIQUETTE SAYS. In writing your signature, it is correct to
aign your name simply as, “Jane Jones". A signature is never pre
ceded by "Mrs."
YOU MAY HAVE MY LEAFLETS GRATIS? They are: Double
Chin Trouble, Slimming The Waistline, Minerals For Beauty Your
Measurements, Ten Points On Being Atttractive. Send your name
and Address, enclose a 3c stamp for mailing each leaflet. Address
B. Fonville Great Eastern News Agency, 2005 Amsterdam Ave. New
York 32, N. Y.
Some of This and That
By John H. Hill
Why do we go to church? Do we truly believe there is a God?
Do we go to be seen by our friends and neighbors? Do we go to j
satisfy some inward craving for things intangible and unseen? Do
we go because church is the best place to display our human peacock
feathers? Do we go because on Sundays we feel the need to hear
something that will take us along life's highways until we come
again? These queries could go on and on.
But, dear reader if you are a church-goer you know why you go
and your reason could well be one of the above. Whatever your rea
son you'll agree that the chief reason should be that attendance at
church offers that supreme moment to serve and wait on God. But
If you don't believe in God, well, that's something else again. Per
haps you believe in that line in Psalms, 14th Chapter, 1st verse;
“There is no God." Refresh your memory. Get your Bible out of
the mothballs and read it. Then if you still believe that line in the
Bible, you shall know what is said of your kind.
Of course, a smart lawyer once won a case in Court by asking
the chief witness whether he believed what was In the Bible. The
witness replied in the affirmative. He was then asked if he believ
ed in God. This drew forth another affirmative answer. The law
yer then said that the Bible says, “There is no God" He then took
a pencil and enclosed the biblical quote, “There is no God.”
He allowed the witness to read that and nothing more. Press
ing this point the lawyer again asked, “Do you still believe everything
the Bible says. Again the answer was “Yes".
The lawyer had him disqualified as a truthful witness because
this witness had taken an oath on the Bible and did not believe in
So, this brings ua back where we started. Do we believe in God?
Do we go to church because we believe in God?
A God who sees all and hears all we say. A God of truth and
Is this the
of your block?
's and excuses on November
Here is the way an average block
in a typical neighborhood reacts to
Half the people get out and vote.
But the other half take their
freedom to vote for granted. They
shrug off making that little trip to
the polling place.
This means that half the people in
this country determine how every
body shall be governed—and as few
as one-fourth can elect the President
of :Jv> United States!
Isn’t it time to change all that?
Isn’t this the year for everybody
on the whole block to vote?
Talk it over with your neighbors.
Deep down, everybody really wants
to vote. Often, they re just waiting
to be asked, and all they need is a
little encouragement from folks like
Let’s go to the polls together on
vote is vital
see you at
Two more groups have adopted
resolutions favoring the new
Home Rule Charter, it was an
nounced today by Dr. Milo Bail
and The Very Rev. Carl M. Rcin
ert, Chairmen of the Citizens’ In
formation Committee On Home
The two groups are the Wes
leyans of First Methodist Church
and the North Branch of the
‘‘Y’s Mens” Club of the YMCA.
The resolution adopted by the
two groups r'-ad:
‘ "Whereas, he members have
made a thoi„ugh and complete
study of the proposed new Home
Rule Charter, and have found *
to be a modern, efficient and for
ward-looking Charter, therefore,
be it resolved this group, here
by pledges its whole-hearted sup
port to the movements on the new
Home Rule Charter and whole
heartedly endorses said Charter.
Charles N. Andrews, President
of the Wesleyans of First Metho
dist Church, signed the resolu
tion for his group. 0. F. Kautsch,
President of the "Y’s Mens" Club,
signed for his group.
Mr*. Jettie Dollison, age 35
years, of 2731 Caldwell Street.
26, 1956 at a local hospital.
She was an Omaha resident 12
She is survived by two da ugh
ters, Mrs. Emma Wilson and
Shelia Ray Dollison, both of Oma
ha; Father, Fred Jones of Chi I
cago, Illinois; Aunt, Mrs. Lee
Hollins of Omaha.
Funeral services were held
Saturday September 29th, 1950
at 10:00 a m. from the Freestone
Primitive Baptist Church with
Rev. Robert Sherman officiating
assisted by Rev. J. C. Crowder.
f» Itn tiiit hm Swim
£p<MtWied >'uf LUIHIMN LAYMEN'S LEAGUE
Cunningham Given Award
Mr. Walter Williams, National Federal Chair
man of the 1956 Crusade for Freedom, has announc
ed the presentation of an Award for Service to
Glenn Cunningham, Republican candidate to Con
gress from Nebraska’s 2nd District.
In his presentation letter to Mr. Cunningham,
the National Federal Chairman wrote, “Your work
on behalf of the Crusade for Freedom and Radio
Free Europe has advanced the cause of peace and
freedom, and extended our hand of friendship to the
“This year’s contributions to the Crusade’s Fed
eral-Military campaign,” he added, “well exceeded
(hose of last year. I know that you share my deep
satisfaction in this mutual accomplishment.” i
Mt\ Cunningham, twice mayor of Omaha, was
associated with the Savings Bonds Division of the
United States Treasury Department during the
Mrs. Floyd C. Patton., Chairman
of the Teen-Age Committee, has
announced a dinner will be given
at the Central YWCA, 17lh and
St. Mary’s honoring all Y-Teen
Advisors. The dinner will be held
on October 4th at 6:00 P.M.
Mrs, Walter Voss is in charge
of the dinner arrangements and
will be assisted by various mem
bers of the Committee including:
Mrs. Dorothy Brown, Mrs. Harold
M. Diers, Mrs. Clements Kisicki,
Mrs. Halsey Davidson, Mrs. L. J.
Silver, Mrs. Carl Needham, Mrs.
Lawrence Proffitt, and Mmes.
| Shirley Yancy and Z. W. Wil
Y-Teen Advisors work with the
Y-Teen Clubs in the six public
schools during the entire school
year A total of thirty advisors
will be honored at this event. The
North High Advisors include: Mrs.
Natalie Adair, Miss Marion Niel
son, Mrs. Constance Tuller and
Mrs. Robert Samuelson. Near
Northside Advisors include: Miss
Jean Fisher, Mrs. Dorothy Brown,
Mrs. Geraldine Thomas, Mrs. Dor
is Clark, Miss Joyce Fisher and
Miss Beverley Madison. The lat
ter working with the grade school
Y-Teen Clubs. Mrs. Jewel Robin
son is grade school director and
Mrs. Aartje Ference is High
School Teen-Age Program Dir
The Women’s Day Alliance of
the First Unitarian Church will
hold a rummage sale at 1016
North 24th St. on October 12 and
13. Items featured will be win-1
ter clothing, toys, dishes and cos- ;
tume jewelry, etc.
MRS HAROLD POFF
Wives arc more likely than hus
bands to promote regular family
savings, the University of Michi
gan esearch Center has found.
Even White Southerners
Don't Like the Creed of \
White Citizens' Council
World Series Hero
To Ride in Style
The editors of Sport magazine
will again award a spanking new
Chevrolet Corvette to the top per
former in the World Series, the
player, who, in the opinion of
the editors, does the most for
his team through his over all
play. Announcement of the win
ner of the handsome sports car
will be made immediately follow
ing the final game of the series.
Last year, the Sport magazine
award went to Johnny Podres,
whose pitching heroics . brought
Brooklyn its first World Series
S e n a t or Dirksen sent the
following teljegram to Adlai
Stevenson at the Democratic Na
"Do you still accept the support
of your 1952 running mate, Sen
ator John Sparkman of Alabama,
in view of his stand against the
Supreme Court’s desegregation
I’m sure you are aware that
Senator Sparkman said on Sep
tember 16 when interviewed on a
n a t i o nal television program,
"Youth Wants To Know," that
the court decision “set back for
many years the progress being
made in the south.”
Is this in line with your think
The proposed new Home Rule j
City Charter has been commended
by a studv committee of the En
gineers Club of Omaha.
In a letter to the Charter Con
vention, C. W. Durham and R. F.
Ferguson of the Engineers Club
said: “We wish th commend the
Convention on the manner in
which engineering, construction
and maintenance have been cen
Durham is chairman of the En
'eincering Advisory Committee to
the Charter Convention and Fer
guson is acting president of the.
Engineers Club of Omaha.
Thev stated, “there is no ques
tion that this will permit better
coordination of the various
phases, resulting in greater ef
ficiency, more prompt service to
the public and, above all, econom
ics not now possible.”
Durham and Ferguson added,
“our congratulations to the Con
vention for a fine and thoughtful
job well done.”
Mr. Leslie Shipmann, age sev
enty years, 2724 North 30th
Street, passed away Tuesday
morning October 2nd. Mr. Ship
man was a retired grading con
tractor and had been a resident
of Omaha thirty seven years.
He is survived by his wife,
Mrs. Mollie R. Shipman, Omaha;
two daughters, Mrs. Thelma Un
thank, Portland, Oregon; Mrs.
Madeline Wright, Seattle, Wash
ington; six grand children, two
great grand children; three broth
ers, Mr. Rudolph Shipman, Oma
ha; Mr. William and Mr. Elmer
Shipman, Fairfax, South Dakota;
two sisters, Mrs. Mary Rosacker,
Eugene, Ofegon; Mrs. Emina
Stuckwich, Battle Creek, Michi
gan; nieces, nephews and other
r e 1 a tives. Tentatively funeral
services have been set for ten
o'clock Friday morning from the
St. Phillip’s Church with the
Father S. N. Jacobs officiating,
with interment to be made 2.30
p.m. in the family plot at Pros
pect Hill Cemetery, Norfolk,
Arrangements by Thomas Fun
j eral Home.
ATLANTA, GA., — (ANPj—WB**?
Citizens Councils are just aiiOBb
er way of saying “Ku Kb*
Klan,” according to Southern***
The race-haters no longer
prance around in white sheeted
but they still stir up as mndfc
racial trouble as they can, ob
servers say. They are ruthles^r
fanning race hatred and incitn*
mob violence to say nothing «f
bullying local officials.
These are not the statements *C
Nero pressure groups or eE
Northern liberals. This is
Southerners themselves are mop
The following is, in part, iht
text of some of the Southerner^
“I am bullied and interfere*
with in my duties by our foe*
White Citizens Council,” say* at
Louisiana registrar of voters.
“The extremists are leaving, *»■
middle ground for the moder
ates,” says an, Arkansas politieiiaa.
“We are forced to chose sides—■
either for the White OtYu. nr
Councils or the NAACP.
An Alabama minister says: '*ti
whole new generation is beiod
taught extreme race hatred. Ttaqp
are learning a kind of hate a*
did not have before, but whsefc
other secctions often beliesod
These are the statements oft.
Southerners who believe in' Kg
regation, to “protect their fam
ilies from lower income Near*
standards,” but not in hostililfc.
“Many, many white people hem
in the South have warm persowt
friends among the Negroes. Daft:
still believe in some degree ad
seregation," an Alabama schoOk
She added: “Now all this tm
changing. The Citizens Counois
are raising a tide of race hatred
that is making fearful inroads- im~
to the backlog of good will tfafi
really did exist here in time*
Several Southerners saadt
“Those who believe time is on the
side of integration is wrong. ■
is a mistake to think integral***
may safely go slow, and it wfll
come out right in the end. The
extremists aim not merely to keep
segregation where it now cxistv
, but to undo the work of integr*
I tion where it has already take*
Experts Say '
New York, October 1—Jack
Johnson, the first Negro hrarep
weight champion, was the greatest
heavyweight fighter in hLstarp,
pccoring to a survey conducted,
by Look Magazine of six leading
In an article published in tbs
new issue of Look, the experts
overwhelmingly favored John*** i
because he “combined the uHA*
mate in both offense and defesa*.
could take a punch, had treme*
dous punching power and great
| boxing skill.”
The experts felt that Joe I .mini
the “Brown Bomber’’, was tfcm
sixth greatest, ranking behind the
recently retired Rocky Marciams.
The six members of the |» sit
who among them have seen
great heavyweight and every im
portant heavyweight bout bock la
the days of John L. Sullivan, arm
Nat Fleischer, veteran spartte
editor of the Newspaper Cnttm
George A. Barton, busing am
thority of the Minneapolis- 7A
bune and a famous referee.
Tom Laird, former sportk edifcm
of the San Francisco News
Abe Attell, onetime featttm
Tim Cohane, sports editor at
In the opinion of the panel. tk»
ten top heavyweights are:.
1. Jack Johnson, 2. Jinx Jbffrta%,
3. Jack Dempsey, 4. Bob Fit mil
mons, Gene Tunney, (bed). 5*
Rocky Marciano, Jim Corbett,
(tied) 6. Joe Louis, 7. Sam Long>
ford, 8. John L. Sullivan, 9. Trim
Sharkey, 10. Max Schmelliac.
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