The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, November 09, 1956, Image 1

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tuI. 30 No. 36__Friday, November 9, 1956 __TOc Per Copy
Davis Says Negroes Should
Support Colored Stars
»• Chicago — Sammy Davis, Jr.,
"rakes over the coals” Negroes
who do not support colored stars,
and Negroes who snipe at him for
associating with whites. Speaking
In the December EBONY, Sammy
says, “The worst thing in the
world is to be a star and a Negro.
If 1 didn't have this racial mill
stone around my neck, I could
have made $20 million by now.
But, being a Negro I must weigh
whether I should do this or that.
Nobody can escape what he is. I
don’t want to. All I have to do is
look in the mirror.”
Commenting on the plight of
other Negro stars, Sammy says,
"If 1 had one wish it would be that
Negroes would support other Ne
gro entertainers. Most Negro
performers with anything unusual
don’t get any support from their
people. Take Duke Ellington.
It’s a shame. The man’s a genius,
but who supports him? Whites.”
Sammy makes no apology ror
his racial record. Me Insisted
that the Mr. Wonderful cast be
fully integrated, and it was. He
also points to the fact that he is
* the only big Negro star with a
Nero manager - his uncle, Will
Mastin. "And nobody pushes Will
around. He’s a shrewd one. He
listens to my suggestion and 98
per cent of the time I’m right. In
the last six years, I've been right
all the time."
It's no accident, Sammy says,
that most of his time is spent with
people who control the entertain
ment industry. "I figured that the
reason Negro performers were
, alienated from the people who
could help them was because they
don't mix with them socially.”
Sammy lives, works and plays
among the moguls of the industry.
He dines with them, attends their
parties and throws parties for
them. “This is business," he told
EBONY. “I know how I made it.
It wasn't all talent. I’ve been able
to outthink the people I deal with.
I meet them on even grounds be
cause socially I'm with them 90
per cent of the time. Most deals
in this business are concluded
over drinks and at the dinner
table, and if you’re cut out of
that, you’re out, period!”
YW Annual
Vespers Sun •# |
November 11
The Y.W.C.A. Annuel Vespers
will be held Sunday, November
lltb—4:30-5:30 P.M. In the YWCA
Special feature will be the
ehowing of NO MAN IS AN IS
LAND, a 1956 film presentation.
Also, there will be a very spec
ial part in the program for Y
Teens, teen-age members of the
YWCA. This being their 75th
Anniversary as a part of YWCA
program, a special Candlelight
Recognition Service will be con
ducted by Mrs. Herold M. Diers,
Co-chairman of the Teen-Age
Committee. Representatives of the
1,100 Y-Teens in our Public High
Schools and some Grad* Schools
will be introduced to the YWCA
at this time Edith Buis, Presi
dent of Y-Teen Inter-Club Coun
cil, will give Y-Teens’ Response.
Mrs. Stanley Thornton, mem
ber of the World Fellowship.Com
mittee, will preside. Miss Fred
ericks Clay will play the piano.
Other special music will be in
cluded. j
All departments In the YWCA !
will make World Fellowship gift,
presentation*. Among these are
YW-Wives, represented by: Mmes.
Willis Foster, George Brown,
Clark Carnby, Leslie Hays and
Duane Thee. V*Teen participants
will be Karen Holmes, Sue Sutler,
Dianne Birge, Virginia Dyaa, Bar
bars Faiman, Janet Liltlethorup,
Chiert Dot. Joy Johnson, Harrietts
Day and Carol Bogle Young A- j
dtUts will be represented by Pat
Petersen and Beverley Jena Mur
ray. Nsdtxld* trench. Health
Education Department and the
YWCA ftoetdesee will send rapre
aentetive* as well
Joseph Holloway
Joseph F. Holloway, 48 years,
430 Q Street, passed away Wed
nesday October 31 at a local hos
pital. Mr. Holloway had been a
resident of Omaha sixteen years.
He is survived by one son, Mr.
Amous Holloway, Kansas City,
Missouri, daughter, Mrs. Rosie
Lee, Fort Smith, Arkansas, moth
er, Mrs. Bertha Holloway, sister,
Mrs. Vanzella Freeman, of Spring
field, Illinois, two brothers, Mr.
Jiles Holloway, Kansas City, Mis
souri, Mr. Aubrey Holloway, of
Tentatively funeral services
have been set for two o’clock
Saturday afternoon November 3,
from the Church of God in Christ
Congregational with the Rev.
Jesse II. Bowers officiating with
arrangements by the Thomas Fun
eral Home.
Spoke Here
This Week
Richard H. Hiller, chairman of
the Public Affairs Committee of
the Omaha Chamber of Com
merce, announced that the Hon
orable Hollington K. Tong, free
China’s newly-named Ambassador
to the United States, will be the
principal speaker at a Public Af
fairs Luncheon at the Chamber
Friday noon, November 0.
Dr. Tong is coming to Omaha to
address the Saturday evening
(November 10) banquet meeting
of the All-Amerkan Conference
to Combat Communism.
He sms appointed Ambassador
recently by Chinese President
Chiang Kai-shek to replace Dr.
V. V. Wellington Koo, who is re
tiring after 44 years of diplomatic
Dr. Tong is widely recognized
as one of free China's most quali
fied spokesmen and fair-minded
interpreters. His books and other
writings are accepted as the most I
unbiased reports available on the
China of 1837 to 1845.
In the war years, he served as
a high information officer for the
Chinese government, following
that assignment as the first post
war ambassador to Japan, where
his efforts aided greatly in the
re-establishment of friendly and
workable relations between the
two nations.
“We are very happy that Dr.
Tong was able to accept our in
vitation to address our members,"
Mr. Hiller said. “His appearance
will provide us with, one of our
most outstanding Public Affairs
Luncheon events this season.”
Reservations for the Luncheon,
at $1.75 each, may be made now
with Helen Singles, Atlantic-1234.
Some high-speed annual climb
ers with colorful blooms are
Morning-glory, Moon-flower, Co
'joqunp i«utpj»D 'suapuess aaaq
and Canarybird.
Charles Curry
Charles Raymond Curry, 63
years, 2703 Sprague Street, passed
away Saturday morning October
27th at his home. Mr. Curry had
been a resident of Omaha thirty
eight years. He is survived by his;
wife, Mrs. Sedalia S. Curry, one
son. Mr. George Raymond (Jabo)
Curry, Omaha, three daughters.
Miss Gladys Curry, Cleveland,
Ohio, Mrs. Charlesetta Bell, Miss
Valencia B. Curry of Oakland,
California, two step daughters.
Miss Shirley Ann and Miss Shelia
Mae Curry, of Oakland. California,
brother, Mr. Watson Curry, Chi- j
rago. Illinois sister, Mrs. Alberta |
Haley, Brewton, Alabama, neph
ew. Mr. Charles R. Curry. Chicago,
Illinois, two grand daughters, four,
grand son*.
Tentatively funeral services
have been arranged for tea o'clock
Saturday morning November 3rd
from the Pilgrim Baptist Church
with the Rev Charles Pavers of
ficiating with arrangement* by
the Thomas Funeral Homs
e 1
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
34 Million Negros Will Be Advanced To No. 1 Citi
zenship In The Next Four Years!
FAMU Students Honor President
Zebedee Wright (left), presi
dent of the Student Government
Association at Florida A and M
University, is shown as he read
the special citation presented
President George W. Gore, Jr*,
(second from right), Monday
evening at the student proclaim
ed “Gore Day" observance.
Second from left is Eugene Cro
martie, cadet Colonel of the
ROTC and at the far right Is
John Sweeting, vice president of
the SGA. (A and M staff photo)
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Wilkins Says Both Parties
Killed Senate Rights Bill
NEW YORK —. Both political
parties must share the blames for
the Senate's failure to act on the
civil rights bill, Roy Wilkins,
NAACP executive secretary, said
here today.
“Some senators in Doth parties
who heretofore have supported
civil rights kept mum. At the
times when motions were to be
made, southern Democrats 'just
happened' to be presiding tem
porarily over the Senate and exer
cised the prerogatives of the
chair," Wilkins said.
The measure, the NAACP lead
er asserted, “could have been
passed if it had been permitted
to reach the floor" Bui, he said,
the Dixiecrat leadership under
Senator Lyndon Johnson, of Tex
as, quickly "engineered the Mil,
into the hands of Senator James'
O. Eastland of Mi»siaai|ipi, chair
man of the Senate Judiciary Com
mittee, who, of course, bottled it
. *
"Democratic Senators Douglass,
of Illinois. Hennings, of Missouri
and Lehman of New York; and
Republican Senators Ives, of New
York, Bender of Ohio, and Laag
er, of North Dakota, all attempted
to get the bill to the Senate floor
for action but were blocked at
every turn (by) the Eastland com
Civil rights supporters, Wilkins
declared, “should remember the
performance of their senators and
should weigh carefully the actions
of both parties."
The NAACP spokesman noted
that in the House “moat of the
Republicans and northern Demo
crats worked hard and voted for
the civil right* bill with the re
sult that it passed and was not1
crippled by the amendments uq ,
successfully offered by the south-.
rrn bloc.”
Alcohol la something that very
often puts the wreck in recrea
tion. Jt<
Fritz McKim
Fritz McKim, age 66 years, of
3225 Pinkney Street, expired
Tuesday evening November 6,
1856 at a local hospital.
He was an Omaha resident over
25 years.
He is survived by bis wife, Mrs.
Edna Marie McKim; 2 daughters,
Mrs. Geraldine Miller and Mrs.
Ernestine Peak; 11 grandchildren,
all of Omfha.
Funeral services tentatively
arranged for Saturday November;
10, 1856 at 10:00 a.m. from the
Myers Funeral Home Chapel. In
terment will be at Holy Sepulchre;
Myera Brothers Funeral Ser
Party Mats—Use the small alu- i
min si m pana (hat frozen foods
come in to make party hats for i
children. Run a piece of cord1
elastic, long enough to (It under
a child’s chin, through small holm
on each side of “hat.*’ Provide t
different colored crepe paper:
•tripe and cellophane tape and
let each child decorate his own
Says Ruling
Chicago — Former Associate
Justice Sherman Minton, who re
tired recently from the. Supreme
Court, says in the December
EBONY that the Court’s desegre
gation ruling was inevitable be
cause the high tribunal had been
chipping away at the “separate
but equal" doctrine (or a long
time. In Minton’s view, the rul
ing destroyed the legal foundation
of an ancient, and to him, ob
Mississippi 4-H'ers Helping
Parents To Get Out Of i
One-Crop Cotton Farming
How 60 Mississippi colored (
4-H’ers are helping their parents
to get out of one-crop cotton
farming and into dairying as a
sideline is one of the outstanding
accomplishments which will be
reported during National 4-H
Achievement Day, November 10,
says W. E. Ammons, State leader
of Negro extension work in Mis
Within, the past five years,
these clubbers, who live in the
Tupelo, Mississippi, area, have
bought $14,000 worth of purebred
noxious system of dual citizenship
in America and decreed a new day
of equality for Negroes.
“We are conscious of the great
progress the Negro people have
made and now, with the school
desegregation ruling, the possi
bilities for them are infinite,”
Minton says.
Minton hated the riots that
flared up when authorities at
tempted to desegregate schools in
Texas, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
“It’s possible that we could even
have much more violence than
we’ve had so far," he states grave
ly, “but the problem of violent
resistance will have to be met as
it appears."
As to whether Federal forces
should be used to quell such riots,
Minton is quit* specific: “You
can’t reject the use of FMcral
forces in suppressing violence,"
be says.
As to how long racial segrega
tion will last in America, Minton
says it is anybody’s guess. He adds
that resistance to it will ultimate
ly fail. Determination to preserve
segregation at any price is so
fanatical among a Urge segment
of whites in the South, tbit they
may even resort to mou« destruc
tive measures in their futile ef
forts to delay the custom’s death.
Whether the Supreme Court’s
ruling will ultimately lead to the
end of segregation in all areas
of national life, Minton refused
to predict. As to future actions
of the high court, however, he is
firm in his belief that the great
1954 ruling has set a definite pat
tern, from which coming deci
sions on segregation shall not de
Commanded All Whites
Major James T. Baker of In
dianapolis, executive officer of
the HOTC at Florida A and M
University, commanded Company
"C at the Summer Armored
HOTC Camp held at Port Knox,
Ky., during the past summer.
Company “C" was composed of
cadets from colleges and univec
suit's which included Alabama!
Polytechnic Institute (Auburn),,
Illinois, and Texas A and M.
(A and M staff pbotc by Horace
Jones, Jr.)
dairy cows and now have herds of
from two to eight animals. The
addition of these quality cows
which are bringing semi-monthly
milk checks has encouraged their
parents to put more emphasis on
dairying and less on cotton, Mr..
Ammons points out.
Partially as a result of this
shift in fanning emphasis, says
the State leader, Lee County,
Mississippi, has upped its sales of
whole milk during the past five
years by nearly 200,000 galloiis a
year, and its gross income from
dairy products by $40,000 a year.
The colored 4-H’ers of Lee
County got started seriously in
milk production in 1951 when
Miss Alice Little, the Colored
home demonstration agent, and
W. J. Pernell, the white county
agent began looking around foir
a sideline enterprise for the
colored farmers who were depend
ing almost entirely on cotton; •
“Why .iot dairying?’’ they ask
ed themselves. A few of the
colored farmers were already
selling a little milk from their
scrub cattle. There was a market
for more milk at the local milk
plant, and good cows were avail
able right there in the county
from white farmers who were
selling off some of their purebred
cattle because of a labor shortage.
White 4-H club boys and girth
were buying some of the ensre
through the local bank. Perhaps,
they thought, a similar arrange
ment could be worked out for the
colored clubbers. When the
banker was approached be read
ily agreed to try it out on an ex
perimental basis, and made loans
totaling $4,700 to 16 youths to busy
pure-bred cows.
The experiment worked out am
well that the plan has been con
tinued year after year. The 4-H
clubbers repay their loans by
giving the bank half their milk
check each month until the full
amount is paid.
Today, 60 club boys and girts
in the county own a total of 13k
purebred female dairy animals^
Artificial insemination is em
ployed to maintain the purebred
strains and thereby keep produc
tion up. Some of the cows give
from four to six gallons of milk a
day, sometimes bringing their
owners as much as $40 per month.
The income from milk is lack
ing foj a real change in the coun
ty.' More and more improved
homes are to be seen, and an in
creased number of youths are go
ing to college.
Josephine Gill of the Palmetto
community, for example, now ha*
seven offspring from the origin*#
cow she purchased five years
ago. Three of these are being
milked and the check from the
milk plant is enough to pay her
fees at Lane College, Jackson,.
Tennessee, where she is a junior,,
and help her parents build a new
home. Her parents now have four
head of grade and purebred cows
of their own.
Darletha Frierson of the same
community also is sending her
self to college with the proceeds
from her cows. And Joe Bell of
the Plantersville community pfans
to enter college next year with
his milk check savings. Last year
he won the first leg of a dairy
trophy for maintaining the high
est butterfat average among thw
4-H’ers in the county.
Roy Beene of the Guntown
community is a good example- of
a top 4-H dairyman. He is oow
milking two of his four cows and
getting 10 gallons of milk a day.
His efforts have been so success
ful that bis grandparents, with
whom he lives, have bought some
fairy cattle through Farmers
Home Administration, They now
own 13 head.
Miss Little and Mr. Pernell, who "
have been stressing the impor
tance of good animals and Im
proved pastures, estimated that
nearly half of the 1,082 colored!
farmers in the county will be itn
dairying within the nest fkm
years if the 4*11 dairy prograu