The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, December 28, 1956, Image 1

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Vol. 30 No. 42 Friday, December 28, 1956 10° Per Copy
Our New Year's greetings now we
To each and every valued friend.
We wish you happiness for every
We wish you success in every way.
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And our thanks to you are great.
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yours to use and enjoy. Here’s to |
you in ’57, and here’s hoping you’ll
find each day full of pleasant
surprises and exciting opportunities
for happiness and success.
C. C. Galloway, Publisher
Ted Hughes
Continues As
Dimes Head
The reappointment of Ted R.
Hughes, Seward businessman and
civic leader, as state Chairman
for the March of Dimes in Nebras
ka was announced today by Basil
O’Conner, president ot the Nation
al Foundation for Infantile Paraly
Mr. Hughes will head and co
ordinate all activities of March of
Dimes volunteers throughout the
State, including city and county
campaign chairmen. This is the
fifth successive year that he has
served in this capacity.
"In 1957, the March of Dimes
will be vitally concerned with the
unfinished Job of fighting polio,”
Mr. O’Connor said. "Thousands
of unvaccinated persons were
stricken with the disease in the
past year. A total of 80,000 polio
victims Mill may need help from
f the March of Dimes to enable
them to return to useful lives.
"In addition, there remains an
unfinished March of Dimes job
In vaccine research and in the cd
ucation of urgently needed medi
cal personnel for the care of polio
patients and other disabled peo
Mr. Hughes is secretary-treat
urer of Hughes Brothers, manu
Robert Perkins
Robert Perkins, age 17 years, of
2424 Pinkney St., expired Satur
day, December 22, 1956 at a local
He wa^an Omaha resident eight
He is survived by his son, Rob
ert; mother, Mrs. Mary B. Per
kins of Omaha; father, George Per
kins of Port Gibson, Mississippi;
five brothers, Union Lee Foster,
Henry Foster, Steve Baltimore,
George Perkins, Jr., Eddie Lee
Perkins all of Omaha; two sisters,
Sarah Perkins and Rosa Perkins,
both of Omaha; two aunts, Mrs.
Lillie B. Jackson and Mrs. Caro
line Jackson both of Omaha; three
uncles and a host of other rela
Myers Brothers Funeral Service.
(acturers of power line equipment.
He has been active in civic affairs
for the pest twenty five years.
"We are most grateful for the
fine support the people of Nebras
ka have given to the March of
Dimes in past years,” Mr. Hughes
i said in accepting the appointment.
I "We feel sure that Nebraskans
I will continue this support to help
I us care for those for whom the
vaccine came too late and to see
that polio is finally removed as
a menace to our health and hap
i piness." ^ ,
Story To Be
In Magazine
Chicago — A celebrated Swed
ish producer-showman and his 12
year-old Negro daughter whom
he adopted eight years ago, are
featured in the January EBONY.
Since the adoption, Karl Gerhard
has been devoting most of his
off-stage life to the rewarding
task of making his daughter,
Fatima, happy.
Gerhard adopted the youngster
in Copenhagen, Denmark when
the child was years old. Since
that time they have toured the
European continent many times
and during their trips Fatima was
provided with a tutor. This has
resulted in her becoming one of
the brightest students attending
Stockholm’s French school.
Gerhard was producing a show
in Copenhagen when he first saw
his daughter-to-be. Fatima had
come to the theater with her
mother to try out for a skit call
ing for three small colored chil
dren. Gerhard took one look at
the little girl and decided to hire
When he became better ac
quainted with her mother, he ask
ed permission to Invite Fatima to
his home in Stockholm. There he
treated the child like a member
Mrs. Ethel Sadler
Mrs. Ethel A~Sadler, age 50;
years, of 2017 LocUst St. expired :
Sunday, December 23, 1956 at a 1
local hospital.
She was an Omaha resident for
about thirty years.
Mrs. Sadler is survived by her
husband, Mr. Raymond Sadler;
daughter, Mrs. Lorraine McWill
iams; mother, Mrs. Hattie Owens,
ail of Omaha; two sister*, Mrs.
Alta Lowe of Chicago, Illinois and
Mrs. Margaret Clayborne of Tope
ka, Kansas; two grandchildren,
Ethel and Andre McWilliams of
Omaha; nephew, Captain John L.
Harrison of Yeadon, Pennsylvania.
Funeral services tentatively ar
ranged for Friday, December 28th,
1956 at 2:00 P.M. from the Hope
Lutheran Church.
of his family. When the mother,
a Danish seamstress whose Abys
sinian husband had deserted her, |
found it difficult to give her chil-1
dren the care they needed, she |
suggested to Gerhard that he |
adopt Fatima. Without a moment’s |
hesitation, he assumed the re-1
sponsibility of parenthood.
The 55-year-old bachelor show
ered the youngster with luxuries
and fatherly affection. He tells
in EBONY how he found joy in
seeing her change from a serious,
defensive child "with her quills
up,” to a glowing young girl full
of love and zest for living.
Negroes May
Now Under
Cut Wages
San Francisco, Calif . . The old
timers turned out in numbers and
the youngsters to whom it doesn’t
matter too much failed to show ,
up, as .the Musicians' Local 6,
rejected uniting with San Fran
cisco's Local 669, a “Jim Crow” ^
unit composed of 350 members. ,
The vote came despite the ap
proval of the American Federa
tion of Music’s International Pres
ident, James Petrillo, who felt |
that if the unit were not absorbed
it would resort to undercutting
the whites’ wage scale to get jobs.
This was the third attempt to
join the two groups and it turned
out as the other two when Local 1
6 — the fourth biggest local in the
American Federation of Musicians
—turned thumbs down.
For over two years this third |
attempt had been in the making
and it was felt that it would make
it this time. Local 669’s head, the
late Al Forbes, had done so much
to bring it off. It was to have
been a tribute to his leadership
when the two merged. f
Mrs. P. L.V. Ridley
Mr*. P. L. V. Ridley, 66 years
2860 Miami Street, passed away
Friday afternoon, December 21 at
her home after an extended illness.
Mrs. Ridley had been a resident
of Omaha twelve years.
She is survived by her husband,
Rev. N. A. Ridley, Macon, Georgia;
one son, Rev. E. F. Ridley, pastor
and founder of the Immanuel Com
munity Church, Omaha; sister,
Mrs. G. L. H. Ruth, Palatka, Fla.
and other relatives.
Funeral services were held
Monday morning at 10:00 o’clock
from the Immanuel Community
Church with the Rev. Charles Fa
vors officiating, assisted by Rev.
Z. W. Williams, Rev. J. C. Wade,
Rev. F. C. Williams, Rev. D. St.
Clair, Rev. John Favors, Rev. J.
W. Rodgers, Rev. H. N. Robinson.
Pallbearers Messrs W. Fletcher,
D. Smart, E. Skinner, P. Ball, R.
Speece, I. H. Hampton.
The body was forwarded Monday
afternoon from Thomas Funeral
Home to Macon, Georgia for fur
ther services and burial Thursday
Clifton Robinson
Clifton Robinson, 51 years, 2715
Wirt Street, passed away unex
pectedly Friday afternoon, Decem
ber 21 at a local hospital. Mr.
Robinson was a waiter at the 0
maha Athletic Club.
Georgia Fine, Jail Sentence
Denounced as "Vindictive"
NEW YORK — The $25,000 fine levied against
the National Association for the Advancement of
Colored People and the imprisonment of John H.
Calhoun, president of the Atlanta NAACP branch,
represents “another in a series of vindictive attacks
upon the NAACP by the segregation forces in the
South,” Roy Wilkins, executive secretary, said here
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Dur
wood T. Pye handed down the decision fining the
Association and jailing Mr: Calhoun today at the
end of a six-day trial in Atlanta. Tried along with
Mr. Calhoun were Mrs. Ruby Hurley, NAACP re
gional secretary, and L. D. Milton, Mrs. Eunice
Cooper, V. P. Hodges and D. L. Hollowell, all
officers of the Atlanta branch.
Mrs. Cooper and Mr. Hodges were acquitted. The
case against Mr. Hollowell was dropped. Mrs. Hur
ley and Mr. Milton were found guilty, but no sen
tence was imposed, ^hey were directed to produce
such records as they have in their possession.
The branch president was committed to jail
without bond “to remain there until he shall cause
the said order of this court to be complied with.”
In addition to his conviction for civil contempt, Mr.
Calhoun was given a 12-month suspended sentence
for criminal contempt.
The national NAACP was fined $25,000. The
suit was instituted on the claim that the Associa
tion, a non-profit organization, had failed to pay
state income tax. Through its counsel, A. T. Wal
den, the Association denied that it was subject to
the tax. Without warning, Georgia revenue of
ficers descended upon the local and regional NAA
CP offices and demanded their records.
The NAACP, Mr. Wilkins said today, “is mysti
fied by the $25,000 fine levied against it by the
Georgia Court because the New York office has
never been requested directly or through any agent
in Georgia to produce any'of its records.”
Mr. Calhoun, he pointed out, “is the first officer
of our Association in its history to be convicted
and jailed for performance of his duties as a lead
er of a local NAACP unit. He is not an agent or
employee of the national organization and does
not have in his possession any of the records of
the national body.”
Mr. Wilkins said that the Association’s Georgia
attorneys are moving to appeal the decision. “We
intend,” he declared, “to offer every possible lawful
assistance to Mr. Calhoun and to all our members
in Georgia and in other states where they are be
ing persecuted because of their efforts to imple
ment the Supreme Court anti-segregation decision.
In our judgment, both Mr. Calhoun and the Associ
ation have been denied due process of law by the
Georgia decision.” * ' (
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