The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, December 21, 1956, Image 1

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Vol. 30 No. 41 Friday, December 21, lf56
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OPPD Board Names New
Assistant General Managers
Two new assisant general man
agers of the Omaha Public Power
District were appointed by the
Board of Directors of the utility
on December 13.
The directors named Dewey G.
Baker 'assistant general manager
in charge of sales, employee re
lations and rural operations, and
Karl M. Joens assistant general
manager in charge of public re
lations, advertising and public in
The appointments become ef
fective January 1, 1957.
Mr. Baker, who began his career
with the utility in 1925 as an of
fice boy. received five promotions
in various clerical positions in |
the first three years, and in 192b
became statistician in the Execu
tive Office.
Following 13 years in this post,
be was promoted to assistant to
the vice president in 1941. In
1950 he was named executive as
sistant, and on April 1, 1953, was
appointed assistant to General
Manager Frank J. Moylan.
Throughout the years, he has
been closely associated with a
number of electrical and civic or
ganizations. He is a former mem
ber of the Edison Electric Insti
tute Statistical Committee, a dir
ector of the Nebraska Electrical
Council, and a member and past
director of the YMCA and the Red
Mr. Joens has been advertising
and public information manager
of the utility. He will succeed
Assistant General Manager Glen
A- Walker, who retires from ac
tive service January 1.
Mr. Jones served as account ex
ecutive of Allen & Reynolds Ad
vertising Agency for the Nebraska
Power and OPPD from 1944 to
1992. He came with the Power
District in 1992.
He is a past officer and director
past director and chairman of the
of the Omaha advertising Club;
Public Relations Committee of
United Community Services; and,
present chairman of the Advertis
ing and Promotion Committee of
the Omaha Industrial Foundation.
Vernon Brown
Vernon Brown, age 7 years,
Route 6 Florence Station, passed
away Saturday December 15th.
Vernon is survived by his father,
Thomas M. Brown, mother, Mrs.
Ruby Veland, stepfather, Mr.
Samuel Veland, four sisters, Ni
lan, Nancy, Diana, Carla, brother.
Samuel, of Omaha, grandmother,
Mrs, June Coleman Robinson,
Los Angeles, California, three
aunts, Mrs. Celestine White, Mrs.
Fannie Hodges, Miss Mercedes
Turner, three uncles, Mr, LeRoy
Turner, Mrs. Dave Turner, Mr.
Isaac Turner, of Otpaha and other
Funeral services were held
eleven o'clock Wednesday morn
ing December 19th from the Shar
ron Seventh Day Adventist Church
with Elder G. H. Taylor officiating
assisted by Rev. Z. W. Williams..
Burial was at Forest Lawn Ceme
tery with arrangements by Thom
as Funeral Home.
First 10 Years
of Operation
The Board of Directors’ meeting
on December 13 marked the com
pletion of 10 years of operation
for the Omaha Public Power Dis
trict. OPPD was formed on De
cember 2, 1946.
General Manager F. J. Moylan,
in reviewing the decade at the
Board meeting, commented on the
following points:
_Total cost of plant has gone
from $37,685,000 in 1946 to
$119,509,000 last November
30, an increase of 217 per
—Generating capacity increaseu
from 116.000 kilowatts in 1946
to 290.000 KW in operation,
plus 220,000 KW under con
—The average number of cus
tomers in the past 12 months
was 111,300, up 29,500 or 36
per cent over the average for
the year ended November 30,
—Kilowatt hour sales in the
past year amounted t o
1,175,000,000, an increase of
97 per cent over the ten-year
ago total.
—Average annual use per resi
dential customer went from
1,469 kilowatt hours in 1946
to 3,355 in 1956, a gain of
128 per cent.
Mr. Moylan pointed out that
two years after OPPD took over,
it made a general rate reduction
of 13%. He added: “No rate;
have ever been increased during
Ihe 10 years in spite of the fact
that the unit cost of fuel, which
accounts for more than 40% of
our total operating costs, in
creased by 48%; and wage rates,
which account for more than 30%
of our operating costs, increased
approximately 70%.”
The directors also named Jack
L. Wilkins superintendent of pow
er stations to succeed Charles F.
Turner, who is to retire January
1, Mr. Wilkins, who began work
with the Power District in 194D,
has been assistant superintendent
of power stations since July, 1955.
If you find goods are not mov
ing as fast as you'd like, there is
something you can do about it:
advertise smartly.
No one religious sect has all
the answers and all the keys to
the Kingdom.
We Extend Our Heartfelt
Christmas Greeting -|
It Is folks like you who have kept
Going for the past 30 years.
C. C. Galloway, Publisher
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Carroll A. Stephey
Carroll Ann Stephey, thirteen
months, 1712 Willis Avenue, ex
pired Sunday morning December
16th at a local hospital. Carroll
Ann is survived <by her father,
mother, one brother. Funeral
services were held Tuesday morn
ing December 18th from the
Thomas Funeral Home with the I
Rev. J. C. Wade officiating. In
terment was at Mount Hope Ceme
tery. , |
Mae F. Jackson
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Mrs. Mahalia (Mae) F. Jackson,
passed away early Friday morning
December 14th at her home after
an extended illness. Mrs. Jackson
had been a resident of Omaha
forty seven years.
She was a member of the Zton
Baptist Church, Past President of
the Nebraska Association of Col
ored Women’s Clubs, Inc., Past
Matron of Schaffer Chapter No. I,
Order of the Eastern Star, former
member of Amaranthus Grand
Chapter O.E.S. (PHA) of Nebraska
and Jurisdiction and various civic
Mrs. Jackson is survived by one
daughter, Mrs. Olive Kirkland,
St. Louis, Missouri, son-in-law,
Mr. Frank Kirkland, St. Louis,
Missouri, two brothers. Mr. Wil
liam Ezra Bell, Los Angeles, Cali
fornia, Mr. Ceary Eugene Bell,
Chicago, Illinois, two sister in
laws, nieces, nephews and a host
of other relatives.
Tentatively funeral services
, have been set for two o'clock
Baptist Church with the Rev. F. C.
Williams officiating, assisted by
the local Ministers. Schaffer
Chapter No. i, Inez Murrell,
Worthy Matron, in charge of the
Eastern Star rites.
Interment will be in the family
plot at Forest Lawn Cemetery
with arrangements by the Thomas
Funeral Home.
The greatest virtues are not
those we are born with, but those
that we have to fight to acquire.