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I 1 ’ : This Ig Your Newspaper I What you are doing is news, * • . . v ; Please Phone Your News To Y N®*®P*P«* ! I h A ftwrwi !; I! What you are doing is news. < > I ii or Hend it to ;; Pie.™ Phone Your New. To j| ; THE OMAHA GUIDE ._ __ ;; „ ...P n in 'i.■!! /JUSTICE/EQUALITY HEW TO THE LINE \ ii the omaha guide ii EQUAL OPPORTUNmf L.„.; Vol. 30 No. 35_Friday, November 2, 1956________ 10c Per Copy New Charter Assures Greater Consideration of Omaha Negro Workers The Prosposed new Home Rule City Charter opens the way to ade quate pay plans, promotions and generally "better conditions" for employees of the city. That point was made by Sam Cooper in a speech Monday night to some 60 Negro leaders at the Near Northside YMCA. The din ner meeting was sponsored by the Near Northside Activities Associa tion. Charter Delegates Cooper and Jack Maenncr led the pro gram. Cooper said, up-to-date person nel practices, such as those in cluded in the new Charter, will elevate city imployment to the level of a career service that will be trusted and respected by the public as it deserves to be.” He pointed out that ail but a half a dozen employees are under civil service in the proposed new Charter. Currently, more than 300 city employees are not under civil service.. The two delegates lauded the National Association for the Ad vancement of the Colored People and the Urban League and other Negro groups in Omaha for their help in establishing the civil rights provisions in the new Char ter, "The old Charter did not ade quately protect the mirjprity groups," they said. "And we com pliment your groups for the assis tance they gave the Charter Con vention in making it possible to write these provisions into the new Charter." Ray L. Williams, secretary of the Near Northside Activities As sociation, said the 60 leaders at the dinner meeting represented "about 5000 members of various Northside clubs and organiza tions." Many Homes Unsafe Says Council An Omaha Safety Council clin k on home aafety Thursday will study a pictoral survey of Omaha! which shows that 100 per cent of the Omaha homes inspected flunked a simple home safety test. "The “camera’s eye” was taken by Gus Kelson, supervisor of j meter reading for Metropolitan Utilities District. Mr. Nelson will show the pic i tures he took on the survey -when the clinic opens its luncheon ses sion at the Rome Hotel at noon Thursday. At the Omaha Safety Council's request, Mr. Nelson surveyed 20 homes with his camera to give the clinic an idea of the problem Omaha faces. Mr. Nelson included in his pic tore! survey the homes of people who should be leaders Hi the home safety movement—among them a claim adjuster, a safety engineer, a supervisor, a business man, an attorney and an educa tor. He found from one to eight hazards in every home surveyed. Any one of those hazards could have led to a mishap which may have killed or injured occupants of the homes surveyed. Mrs. A. E. Karnett and Mrs. Glen Sorensen, co-chairman of the clinic, said the survey was rrdared to put the spotlight on Omaha's rising home accident toll. The number of Omahans killed or injured in the home exceeds] the number of Omahans killed or injured in traffic accidents. Wayne Koaki. chairman of the Safety Council Home and Child Committee, said the clinic hopes tc awaken Omahans to the need for some accident prevention work in their own home. Jean SulLran, television per tonality, will be mistress of cere monies at the clink luncheon. James H McCauley, council, manager, said the clinic also will serve aa the kickoff date for launching an inventory of ail or ganiiattooa in Omaha who are promoting Home safety program's Omaha has been picked aa one of nine test cities In the nation U. report beck Rationally on all the home safety programs that are underway In the community Links Is Honoring North_Y.W. The Omaha Chapter of Links, Inc., are honoring the Northside Y.W.C.A. of Omaha, Nebraska for outstanding contributions to the community at a coffee hour to be held on Friday Evening, Novem ber 2, 1956, at 8:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. at the Northside Y.W.C.A., Twenty-eighth and Miami Streets. This affair is being given in com memoration of National Links Week, which is celebrated through out the country. The public is in vited to attend. Charter Move Needs Support “A chance of a lifetime!" That it -how Urban League officials described the proposed City Charter. Urging citizens to vote for the New Charter, rs. Verne Vance, President, and George Robinson, Executive Secretary, issued a joint statement declar ing that "Omahans have a chance of a lifetime to modernize their city government.” “Every citizen who wants a better Omaha and a democratic city government with a respon sible Mayor and Council should vote for adopting the Charter," the statement said. The League officials recalled that the New Charter was draft ed after a thorough examination of all aspects of the city govern ment. Experiences of other cities with similar problems were studied. Special needs of Oma ha were considered ^and opinions of various groups and individuals were sought. “The New Charter has a for ward look," they declared, “pro viding the means for a normal, healthy growth of the city. “It also provides opportunity for all citizens to participate in their local government and is de signed to benefit all citizens," they said. Points of special concern 10 minorities are provision for (1) a unified civil service system which requires that no action af fecting the employment status of an employee or applicant, in cluding appointment, promotion, demotion, suspension, or remov al, shall be taken or witheld by reason of race or religion; (2) an anti-discrimination clause in city contracts requiring that in connection with the performance of work under the contract, the contractor agrees not to discrim inate against any employee or applicant because of race, reli gion, color or national origin; (3) a Human Relations Board which would deal with all monor ity problems of the community. It will carry en an educational program and make recommenda tions to the Mayor and Council; (4) a Civil Rights section re quiring that all persons regard less of race, creed or color shall have equal enjoyment of and equal protection under all the provisions of the Charter and all ordinances, resolutions, rules, re gulations, orders and directives adopted pursuant thereto; (3) provision for a Housing and Re habilitation Co-ordinator whose responsibility will be to further those projects having to do with neighborhood conservation, prop erty redevelopment, and rehabil itation. NATURE'S CAMERA GREATEST While most of us ere vaguely; fware of the fact that our eye<“ are pretty remarkable Instru ments, we sometime* lose sight of just how wonderful—and valu able—they are. If man wanted to duplicate the eyes' adaptability,! It would take a camera with 40 different kinds of film capable of (•ring interchanged at split second ii.tervala! Any parent, educator, public official or other person interested in attending the clinic may do so by phoning the council at At 2744 to make a reservation. 15 Are Granted Scholarships Fifteen Coeds from almost as many states have been granted a total of $5,500 by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority to study in some of the nation’s outstanding col leges and universities during the 1956-57 year. Recipients of the scholarships awards and their fields of interest include the fol lowing: First Row: Freddie Mitchell of Chicago, junior in physical educa tion at the Uni. of 111.; Mary Ruck er of Anderson, S. C., junior in English at S.C. State; Rochelle Hood of Louisville, Ky., sopho mpre in chemical engineering at the University of Louisville; Juan . # 1 ita Stewart o f Onoonta, Ala., junior in biology at Alabarrfh A. & M. College; Lovie Nall Jackson of Chicago, junior in languages at the University of Chicago. Second row: Helen Ferguson of Phoenix, Ariz., senior in business administration at Arizona State College; Barbara Daniels of New York City, junior in pharmacy at Columbia University; Gloria Mat thews of Miami, Fla., graduate student in dramatics at Yale Uni versity; Shirley Jones of Touga loo, Miss., graduate student in speech therapy at Hunter Col lege; Henrietta S. Matthews of Oklahoma City, Okla., graduate student in social worK at me uni versity of Oklahoma. Third Row: Grace O. Lyttle of Chtlsa, Mass., student in physical t&erapy at Boston University; Eve lyn Cain of Tyler, Tex., senior in home economics at Texas College; Shirley Davis of Roanoke, Va., junior in biology at Talladega Col lege; Carolyn Fowler of Los Angeles, sophomore in languages and political science at University of California at Los Angeles; and Rosalyn Wilcox of Dayton, Ohio, sophomore in nursing at Ohio State University. —ASSOCIATED NEGRO PRESS. A Vote for Eisenhower is a Vote Against Prejudice President Eisenhower's Administration has Done More in The Past 3'A years to Kill Jim Crowe Than All Other Administrations have done in 89 Years. Vote for the City Charter It Virtually Ends Jim Crowe in Your City Admistration of Affairs. Vote FOR The Ton-Mile Tax Amendment It Will Help Give You a Better Highway and Lessen the death toll of your loved ones. WE PREDICT President Eisenhower and Vice President Nixon Will Carry The Following States: NEW YORK, CALIFORNIA, WISCONSIN, PENNSYLVANIA, OHIO, WASHINGTON.SOUTH DAKOTA, NORTH DAKOTA. MINNESOTA, NEW JERSEY, WYOMING, OREGON, NEBRASKA, MAINE, MICHIGAN, MASSACHUSETTS, KANSAS, UTAH AND P«rhapa TEXAS and TENNESSEE. A Vote For Glenn Cunningham Is A Vote for Your Way of Life. (Geneva Anderson Mrs. Geneva Anderson, 67 years, 2802 Caldwell Street, pass ed away Tuesday afternoon, Oc tober 16th at a local hospital Mrs. Anderson had been a resi dent of Omaha fifty years and was a member of the St. John A.M E. Church. % She ia survived by her hus band. Mr. Deallie Anderson. 0-. maha, one dadghter, Mrs. Sybil |va Kit.g, of Chicago, Illinois, one sister, Mrs. Margaret Cribbs, Omaha; four nieces, Mrs Clem enza Williams. St. Paul. Minne sota, Mrs. Oletha Sandard. Col umbia. Mo . Mrs Eva Mae Jeffer son. Omaha. Mrs Mildred Walk er, St Paul, Minn, on# nephew, Mr. Charles Walker, St Paul. Minnesota and other relatives. Funeral services were held at two o'clock Friday afternoon from St. John's AME Church] with the Rev. S. H. Lewis offi ciating. Thomas Funeral Home Ser vices. EYES AFFECT GENERAL HEALTH While it is generally true that it is impossible to strain our eyes to the point of permanent dam-| age. eyestrain can—and often; does—contribute to such wide spread discomforts as indigestion, nervous fatigue and a general lowering of physical efficiency.' You can always depend on Uni ted States Savings Honda. Overheard on the street the other day a man describing some thing as. "it's aa good as gold." ; He must have been referring to a mutilated Savings Bond. AMBIDEXTROUS Although we aren’t conscious of the fact, most of us are “right eyed" or “left-eyed” just as we are right-handed or left handed. Pigurs show that in 60 per cent of the people, the right eye domin ates the vision, while the left eye takes over in 25 per cent of the cases studied. The remain ing 19 per cent alternate. GLASSES NO CURE-ALL Many persons assume that wearing eye glasses will cure them of the ailment for which they were prescribed. But this la not the case. Instead, they serve merely as a badly needed correc tive for vision for those who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism. Henry Brown Mr. Henry Brown, 75 years, 2639 Charles Street, passed away Saturday afternoon, October 13th at a local hospital. Mr. Brown had been a resident of Omaha thirteen years. There are no known survivors. The body was at the Thomas Funeral Home. E. W. Killingsworth .... Mr. Edward William Killings worth, 64 years, 2203 Lothrop Street passed away Saturday afternoon, October 6, at a local hospital after an extended ill ness. Mr. Killingsworth had been a resident of Omaha forty-seven .vears. He was a veteran of World War l and was a Past Command er of Roosevelt Post No. 30 American Legion from 1325 to 1930, a member of Rough Ashler Lodge, No. 1 F & A. M. (P.H.A.) Norman Ross, W. M. The Mid City Business Men’s Association and various civic organizations. He jeceived such honors as Ad miral of the Navy of the State of Nebraska and was an Auxiliary Policeman. A member o* St. Phillip's Episcopal Church. He was a graduate of Gibbons High School. Paris, Texas, Bar nett's Barber College, Paris, Tex as, Minenhall Beauty College, Chicago, Illinois and Drake Uni versity. For 3fl years he was one of the owners of the Killingsworth and Price Barber Shop, the oldest Barber partnership in the state, and known from Coast to Coast. Military services were held at 2.00, Wednesday afternoon Octo ber 10 from the Zion Baptist Church. Roosevelt Post No. 30 was in charge of the American Legion rites, participating with Rough Ashler Lodge No 1 F & A. M. E p i s copalian burial service were at 7.00 P.M. with Father F. Wilde officiating. The body was for warded Thursday morning October 11, from Thomas Funeral Home, to Paris, Texas for burial services, Saturday October 18, 1956 at 2:00 P.M. Military rites Jodie Hunt, fPost; Hugh, Oklahoma, Mr. Harvey Nel son, Post Commander participa ting, Mt. Siani Masonic Lodge No 1570. Interment Killingsworth Cemetery, Maxey Funeral Home in charge. Ministers attendin funeral ser vices were Father F. Wilde, Rev. F. C. Williams, Rev. J. Andrew Thompson, Rev. John Adams Sr., Rev. Malcom Chambers, Rev. H. W. McCowan, Cameron, Arkansas. Mr. Killingsworth is survived by his wife, Ethel Killingsworth brother, Mr. Elisha Killingsworth, Omaha; sister, Mrs. Carrie Ford, Paris, Texas; niece, Mrs. Carrie Mae Hightower, Chicago; sister in-law, Mrs. Edith Killingsworth, brother-in-law, Mr. Robert Ford and a host of friends. Among those accompanying the body to Paris, Texas were: Mrs. Belle Taylor, Omaha, Nebraska; and Mrs. Walter Jones, Des Moines, Iowa. Many friends from other states attended the funeral. Beverly Ann Curtis Beverly Ami Curtin, age 3 months, of 1811 No. 26th Street, expired Wednesday October 17, at a local hospital. She is survived by her parents, Mr and Mrs. Jesse Curtis of Oma ha. Funeral services were held Friday October 19, 1986 at 10.00 t. m. from (he Myers Funeral Chapel with Rev. L. A. Parker officiatlntf assisted by Rev. A. Ralph Davis Interment was at Uiaceland Park Cemetery. Myers Brothers Funeral Ser vice. Eisenhower Administration Sponsored Great Forward Steps for the Negro People - I Mrs. Clara Sterling Mrs. Clara Mae Sterling, age 35 years, of 2583 Pinkney Street, expired Friday morning October 19, 1956 at a local hospital. She was an Omaha resident 9 years. She is survived by her husband, George W. Sterling; son, Bobby; daughter, Gwendolyn all of Om aha; mother, Mrs. Annette An derson of Los Angeles, California; aunt, Mrs. Beulah Oliver of Waco, Texas; cousin, Mrs. Goldie Mur ray of, Omaha; mother-in-law, Mrs. Mozell Cade of Waco, Texas. Funeral services were held Tuesday October 23, 1956 at 2:00 p.m. from the Clair Methodist Church with Rev. E. T. Streeter officiating assisted by Rev. Co lumbus McMorris and Rev. David St. Clair. Interment was in the family plot at Forest Lawn Cem etery. Pall bearers Messrs. Arthur Justus, John Bradley, Henry S. Smith and Franklin H. Miller. Myers Brothers Funeral Ser vice. Texas Would Ban NAACP Activity TYLER, TEX., Oct. 11 — The State of Texas is expected to rest its case today in a hearing here in which the state is seek ing a temporary injunction to ban NAACP activity in Texas. If so, tne NAACP will start pre senting its side in the case on Oct. 12. ' The hearing, which began on Sept. 28, now is in its third week. Judge Otis T. Dunagan is presid-J ing in the Seventh District j Court. By the close of yesterday’s session, the state had presented 389 exhibits. Among the docu-j ments are many pertaining to; non-partisan political activities | of the NAACP in Texas, includ ing get-out-the-vote campaigns which urge all those eligible to pay their poll tax and vote Others include financial records. The state’s suit names the, NAACP and the Texas Confer-' ence of NAACP Branches, alleg ing that they are profit-making organizations illegally operating in the state. Association attor neys deny the charges and con tend that there is no legal con nection between the national body and the unincorporated branches in Texas. NAACP May File Suit Last week, NAACP Special Counsel Thurgood Marshall indi cated that the NAACP is consid ering filing suit to restrain Texas Attorney General John Ben Shepperd from questioning children and their parents in-| volved in integration suits be-| fore the federal courts. Two days- before a scheduled hearing on an appeal in a Dallas school, desegregation case on Oct. 1, the( police rounded up the plaintiffs. Thereupon, Mr. Marshall request ^ ed and was granted a postpone ment of the hearing. The Association contends that| while school desegregation suits are pending in the federal courts, the Attorney General of Texas has no right to detain, question and intimidate witnesses, es pecially minor children, in the presence of armed police. Peters Is Speaker On New Charter The proposed new City Charter "puts city government hack in the City Hall where it belongs," Charles A, Peter* stated in a speech before the Central Park School PTA at 8 p m. Tuesday night. Mr. Peters stated that by abol ishing the five administrative commissions in the city today, the new Charter put* city government under "your elected representa tives, who must answe. to you at the polls. He pointed out that the (tve a d ministrative commissions — “The Eisenhower Administra tion is entitled to full credit for the decision of the Eighth United States Circuit Court of Appeals upholding a Federal District Court injunction forbidding interfer ence with racial integration of the public schools at Hoxie, Arkan sas,” Val J. Washington declared Friday. Mr. Washington, Director of Minorities for the Republican Na tional Committee called the de cision “another Eisenhower vic tory for equal educational oppor tunity for all children.” The decision affirmed by the three judge appeals court at St. Louis had described the fight a gainst integration of the schools ta Hoxie in 1955 as being marked by intimidation, acts of terrorism, and threatened violence. “The facts as found by the Dis trict Court show that defendants acted as they did for the purpose board from continuing to operate desegregated schools,” the appeals of preventing the plaintiff (school) court said. Defendants in the case are White America, Inc., the White Citizens Council of Arkansas, and the Hoxie Committee for Segregation. The case was the first in which the Federal Government has ever intervened in a United Stales Court of Appeals to defend the rights of a school board and of colored children within a school district against private individuals who sought to prevent the opera tion of public schools on a nonse gregated basis, Mr. Washington said. He also noted that the case was the first in which the Federal Government has intervened since the upreme Court on May 17, the Supreme Court on May 17, in public schools. , A11 o r ney General Herbert Brownell indicatedjidien the case was argued in St. Louis several weeks ago that the decision might help determine the Government’s course of action in other sclio<^ integration trouble spots. Stevenson OK's Court Decision Adlai E Stevenson told south ern audiences this yeek that the Supreme Court decision on school integration is right In a blunt reaffimation of his personal be lief the Democratic candidate for the office of President called on the South to accept the decision as law abiding citizens and to work toward the common goal of orderly accomplishment of the result decreed by the Court. Governor Stevenson’s posi tion was in marked contrast to that of Mr. Eisenhower who, last week, told a Washington press conference that it didn't make any difference whether or not he endorsed the decision. Speaking in Little Rock, Arkan Omaha Links Committees Are Named The following committees have been appointed by the President, Mrs. Vera K. Cowan, to serve the Omaha Links, Inc. for the 1956 1957 year: Membership Committee: Mrs. Aibertine Chandler, Chairman, Mrs. Ruth Wheeler and Mrs. Flor ence Wilson. Budget Committee: Mrs. Viola Lennox. Chairman, Mrs. Lois Goode and Mrs. Bernice Peebles. Program Committee: Mrs. Men dota Mosley, Chairman, Mrs. Eleanor Haynes and Miss Lena Paul. P u b 1 i city Committee: Mrs. Elizabeth Davis Pittman. Chair man. and Mrs. Ruth Solomon. Airport Commission. Park and Recreation Commission. Sanita lion Commission, Omaha Improve ment Commission and Auditorium Commission manage city pro grams and spend tax money but are not directly responsible to the taxpayers.