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Vol. 30 No. 43 Friday, January 4, 1957 10° Per C°PY
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King and Queen Crowned
On Christmas at YMCA
Miss Iodel Secret and Mr
Elias Cooper, Jr. were crowned
King and Queen of the Junior
choir of the Church of God in
Christ on Tuesday, December 25
at the YMCA, 2311 North 22nd |
Miss Secret is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Roseoe Secret of
2108 Evans. She is a seventh
grade student of Lothrop grade
school. Miss Secret won. the
honor by selling $88.70 worth of
votes. The total amount col
lected was $229.00. The money'
will be used by the church to
buy a piano for the new church.
The Secrets have been residents
of Omaha for 23 years.
Mr. Elisa Cooper, Jr, is the
■on of Mr. and Mrs. Elisa Coop
er. Sr, of 1510 North 29th St. j
He is ■ Senior at Tech High
School. Mr. Cooper won the
honor by the voting of the
church members. The Coopers
have been residents of Omaha
for 14 years. I
Runners up in the crowning
were Miss Jacqueline Berry of
2219 North 19th and Mr. Phillip
Secret of 2108 Evans. Miss
Berry had a sale of $27.00 worth
of votes. i
Others participating were Mary
Morris, Gwendolyn Cooper, Car |
ey Secret, Jean Brown, Fay*
Phillips, Eddie Huston, Gene
Rose. Bert Hall, Bill Gribsy,
Ervin McSwing. Frank Anderson
and Clyde Anderson.
The crown bearers were Dor
thea Rodgers and William Bib
Flower girls were Johnetta
Brooks, Mary Ruth William* and
Escorts to the flower girls
were Donald Brooks, Jonathan
... Williams and Kenneth Secret.
Director and sponsor is Mrs.
Registration for the YWCA
Winter Program began January
2nd at the Central Building, 506
South 17th Street.
Classes will begin the week of
January 14th, both afternoon
and evening and will include;
Painting and sketching, Mrs
Ballroom dancing, both begin
ning and intermediate for adults
Mr. Frmk Focheck.
YM-YW Swimming beginning
intermediate and recreations!.
Sewing and tailoring, Mrs.
Clyde Minteer and Mrs. Robert
Modem Dance for adults, Mrs ,
Arch Templeton; Ceramics, Mr*
Bridge classe, Mrs. G. G. Hole
man,. Mrs. E. B. Seidel, Mr. Hu
bert Stamp, Mrs. Sceman; Con
versational Spanish, Mrs. Cam
eron. Leathercraft, Mrs. Wil
liam Linsley. Cake decorating
and entertaining tip#, Mrs Rob
ert Davis, Mrs. Rice. Round
Dance, Mr*. Smith. China paint ,
Tht Corinth Baptist Church
3212 No. 24th Street will observe
its Second Anniversary Sunday
January 6, 1957 from 3 to 5 p.m
The theme for Founder’s Day is
"Freedom Marches’’. There will
be a panel discussion with the
following persons participating
Messrs. George Robinson, Exe
cutive Secretary of the Urban
League; John Butler, Executive
Secretary of the Y.M.C.A.; Lawr
cnee McVoy, First Vice Presi
dent of the N.A.A.C.P.; Okon
Essiet, a Medical Student from
Nigeria, West Africa; and Mrs,
Lillian Dorsey, Head Pharmacist
at Methodist Hospital. The Min
ister, Rev. J. Andrew Thompson
will deliver the Annual Message.
A fellowship Tea will follow
The entire public is cordially in
Through the March of Dimes
which financed Dr. Salk's work
on the vaccine against polio, vie
lory over this devastating dis
ease has now been brought with
in the reach of mankind. Twc
things more—both possible, both
practical—need to be done to
finish the job and clinch the
ONE. If everybody gives gen:
erously to the 1957 March of
Dimes, new hope, new1 useful
ness, a new and better life for
many of those who have already
been stricken by polio will be a
possibility of the future.
TWO: If everybody between
the ages of six months and 35
years gets vaccinated, polio it
self would very shortly be a
thing of the past.
Ever since it began its fight
to wipe out this crippling, life
blighting affliction, the March of
Dimes has marched a two-way
street—to give help to those
who needed it and to protect
those who didn’t.
Today, with victory in sight,
joining the March of Dimes
means, more than ever before,
giving and getting.
In this 1957 March of Dimes,
let’s express our gratitude by
giving to help those for whom the
vaccine is too late. And let’s
safeguard ourselves by getting
ing, Mrs. Paul Harding. Bowling,'
Mrs. Vajgert and Judo, Mr.
Program for girls includes Sat
urday Swim and Tap and Ballet
classes. A Saturday morning
teen-age Ballroom Dance class is
open to boys and girls. Mr.
Frank Fochek is the teacher.
On the first and third Satur
days a Family Swim will be held
at YMCA pool.
For a folder with complete de
tails call the YWCA—Ja. 2748.
Recently Elected Officers
Recently elected officers of left, they are: Dr. John E. Cod
the Association of Colleges and well, first vice president, prin
Secondary Schools are shown cipal, Phyllis Wheatley high
here following their election in school, Houston; Dr. B. R. Bra
Dallas, Texas, recently. From seal, president-elect, dean. More
house College, Atlanta; C. W
Seay, past president, principal
Dunbar high school Lynchburg
Va.; Dr. L. S. Cozart, secretary
treasurer, president, Barber-Sco-1
tia College, Concord, N. C., and
Dr, James A. Colston", second
vice president, president, Knox
ville College, Knoxville, Tenn.
On Art Linkletter’s house
party Wednesday, December 26
there was an eleven year old
Negro who was being honored
He was a hero in the eyes of
the people of California and t
am sure when you hear his story
he will be in your eyes also.
The eleven year old boy is a
heart case . He has a small
paper route so that he can help
at home. He comes home at
\ about five o'clock and rests so
i that he does not exert his heart,
i There was a fire in his home,
j which trapped his younger sis*
[ ter and brother. The little boy
tried to get someone to go in
and get his sister and brother,
but no would, so he oroke front
the crowd and ran into the
house. He managed to find a
blanket not yet destroyed by
fire. He then searched for his
sister and brother and found
them in a closet. He then took
them, one at a time, out of the
blaze to safety.
Art Linkletter says that he
will take the little boy and place
him In a hospital and see that
he has all the care and attention
he needs so that his heart may
get better. These expenses will
not cost his parents a cent.
The little eleven year old is
truly a hero in all our eyes I
Seasonal Cookbook: Start a
scrapbook of recipes for foods as
they come in season. You can
alwnvs turn to it for ideas—and
will be less likely to get into a
Koap Mako-up Off Clothing:
Before putting on a dress or pull
over sweater, place a shower cap
over your face and make-up ean^
not rub off on clothing. The cap
will also cover the front of your
hair and keep it in order.
Dating Canned Food: Cut the
dates from magazine pages and
fasten to food jars with cellophane
tape. Since the dates are in the
same spot on ea<*h page, several
may be cut out at one time.
It’s all right to have loved and
lost—but it takes money to break
in a new girl.
Beauty Congress Cites
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The Southern Beauty Congress
cited Moss H. Kendrix, holding
plaque, recently at a buaineM
achievement luncheon in Bir
jningham. Guuped about the
Washington, D. C., public re I a
lions firm head are, left to right,
Miss Wilma Nichols. Congress
founder, Jesse J. Lewis, Birming
ham Coca-Cola ^jttling Company
and public relations firm owner
A. G. Gaston, well known Blr
mingham business leader and
churchman, Mrs. Ruth J. Jack
•on, Congress president and
beauty school head, and Mrs. M.
B. Gaillard, Birmingham club
woman, who was toastmistress
for the occasion. Mr. Gaston
was a former honoree of the
Letter From Senator Lehman
on Proposed Move to Adopt
New Senate Rules
The office of Senator Herbert H. Lehman today made public a
copy of a letter Senator Lehman addressed to 51 Senators and Senat
ors-Elect on the subject of the proposed move to change the rules of
the Senate on the opening day of the session, January 3rd.
Senator Lehman ,who is retiring from the Senate, was one of
I the leaders of a similar fight four years ago.
Senator Lehman sent the letter to key members on both sides of
the aisle. The text of the letters were idenical to all the Senators.
The text of one of the letters—a letter to Senator William Lang
er, Republican of North Dakota—is as follows:
“December 27 ,1956
Honorable William Langer
1 United States Senate Building
Washington, D. C.
This will be my last official letter t<ryou. As yuu know, I am
about to leave the Senate. But before losing the right to address
you as a colleague, 1 wanted to toMvey to you my thoughts about
the y: oposal which is scheduled to come up as the first order of
business on the convening of the Senate: a motion to adopt rules
for the Senate, including a new anti-fiilibuster rule (Rule 22).
For what my opinion is worth to you, I consider this proposed
motion to be as important as any that is likely to be considered
during the entire 85th Congress.
As you may or may not remember, 1 was privileged to associate
myself with Senator Clinton Anderson in the analagdus motion made
at the opening of the 83rd Congress on January 3rd, 1953. We based
our proposal on a precedent of 1917, when the late Senator Walsh, of
Montana, made a motion designed to achieve the same object, name
ly to secure an effective anti-filibuster rule. Neither in the case of
the Walsh motion of 1917, nor in the case of the Anderson motion
in 1953, was there a final decision on the merits. In 1917, agreement
was reached on a new anti-filibuster rule (it later turned out to be
an ineffective rule) and the Walsh motion was never passed or put
to a vote.
In the 1953 test of this procedure, the then Majority Leader,
Senator Robert A. Taft, moved to table the Anderson proposal.
Senator Taft’s motion carried, and the proposal to adopt new rules
for the Senate was sidetracked. Neither then, nor in 1917, however,
was there a test of the property of the fundamental proposition.
Just before the opening of the 84th Congress in January of
1955, I urged that the same attempt be made again. I believe it was
a fundamental error not to pursue this matter in 1955. 1 believe it
would be an even worse mistake to fail to push this with all possible
vigor in 1957.
This opening day motion can prevail. If all of the Republicans
will join with all the Northern Democrats—and there Is no reason
why this should not be the case—the motion will carry and the fili
buster roadblock to civil rights legislation will be removed.
There is no other way and no other day to do this. By making
and pressing the motion on the opening day of the session, the mov
ers of this motion will be acting on the logical assumption that the
Senate has no rules when it first convenes, and must adopt some,
just as the House does and as every State legislative body In the Na
tion does. Under such conditions, the rules of procedure set forth in
Jefferson's Manual will prevail. These rules allow for shutting off
debate, by moving the previous question, by a 2/3 vote. Such a mo
tion itself is not debatable.
I presume, without knowing, that if Vice President Nixon is in
the Chair, he will rule that this procedure is proper. I cannot con
ceive that he would rule otherwise. From my study of the facts,
the concept of the Senate as a so-called continuing body is quite un
related to the question of whether the Senate can and should adopt
its rules anew at the opening of each new Congress. I suppose the
Senate can be called a continuing body. The House of Representa
tives might also be considered a continuing body. Institutionally,
both chambers are certainly continuing. 1 see no difference be
tween the two Houses in this respect. But calling the Senate or the
House a continuing body should not mean that it should have self
perpetuating rules, immune to review prior to readoption at the
opening of each new Congress. Of course the Senate may be a little
different from the House in that 2/3 of the Senators hold over from
biennium to biennium. But this clearly does not affect the right or
obligation of each new Senate, at the opening of a new Congress, to
consider the question of the rules under which it will operate dur
ing the next two years. Certainly the Senate considers everything
else anew at this point, including the elction of its own officers, the
organization of committees, the introduction of bills, and action on
nominations and on treaties.
I urge you, my colleague, to associate yourself with this effort,
if you have not already done so, and vote for the right of each Sen
ator to have an equal voice in regard to the rules under which the
Senate operates. The fact is that no present member of the United
States Senate hrs ever had an opoortunity to vote on the existing body
of rules of the Senate. It is a further fact that this situation is un
precedented in any legislative body in America.
If there were one last fight in which I would like to be able to
participate before retiring from thq Senate, this would be it. I think
this fight can be won. By winning it, the way will be cleared to a
consideration of civil rights legislation on the merits of such legis
With kind personal regards, and my heartiest wishes for a suc
cessful session in 1997.
Yours very sincerely,
Herbert H. Lehman
United States Senate".
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Traffic Accidents Kill More
Omahans In 1956 Than In
Korean War Fighting
Rod and Gun Club
To Meet Sunday
The North Side Rod and Gun
Club will hold their first regu
lar meeting Sunday night, Janu
ary 6, 1957 .time 7:30 P.M. at
the Y.M.C.A. Every member is
requested to be present at this
meeting. This is election night,
so come and vote for your favor*
ite one. The election will be
conducted by Mr. Bulter of the1
Y. —Wm. Monday, President;!
B. Watson, Reporter.
Employment Opportunities Are
Open at Veterans' Hospital
“There are immediate employment opportunities at the
Veterans Administration Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska, for
persons Interested in Food Service Work, starting pay is $1.04
per hour and for Nursing Assistants, starting at $2960.00 per
year. There are liberal leave benefits, low-cost life insurance,
other fringe benefits, and a standard work week of 40 hours.
Persons interested should get in touch immediately with the
Civil Service representative at the local post office for appli
cation blanks and further information.”
Woman Dies -
Mrs. Beulah Peak, 45 years,
2811 Ohio Street, died Tuesday
January 1, at a local hospital.
Mrs. Peak an invalid suffered
burns December 24th at her homci
while sitting in an over stuffed
chair and attempting to light a
cigaret. The cigaret slipped out
of her hand and fell into the
chair. Mrs. Peak was unable to
move until her husband came to
She is survived by her husband,
Mr. Anton Peak, three step daugh
ters, Mrs. Lucille Scott, Mrs.
Margaret Kerr, Mrs. Betty Jane
Mason, of Omaha; four step sons,
Frank, Linuel, Herbert Peak, of
Omaha, Anton Peak, Jr., Flint,
Funeral services have been set
for ten o’clock Saturday morning
January 5th from the Immanuel
Community Church, 28th Avenue
and Lake Streets with the Rev.
David Favors, officiating. Inter
ment will be at Forrest Lawn
Cemetery with arrangements by
the Thomas Funeral Home.
Ralph Brewer Is
Home For Holidays
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Brewer
who reside at 2206 North 26th
St. wish to announce the arrival
of their son, Mr. Ralph E. Brew
er, who is home for the holidays.
Mr. Brewer is an A/2c at James
Connally Air Force Base in
Mr. Brewer arrived here on
December 22nd and will stay un .
til January 12th. When Mr.
Brewer leaves for Waco, Texas'
he will be there for only a short
time. He will then be home in!
late January or early February|
for a short period of time, he
then goes to France where he
will be for 18 months.
Mr. Brewer was delayed in
getting here due to an auto ac
cident whicl^ happened near
Newton, Kansas. In the acci
dent, the driver of the other car,
a 79 year old florist from Pea
body, Kansas, was fatally in
jured. Also injured in the acci
dent were his two companions,
A/lc Francis Zack from South (
Dakota and 2nd Lt. Bennett
French from North Dakota. A/lc
Zack remained in the hospital
while 2/c Ralph Brewer and 2nd
Lt. Bennett French were re
leased. Except for a slight limp
in Ralph’s right leg he Ja doing
Ribbon Storage: When saving
giftwao ribbons, wind them on the
cardboard from an emptv waxed
paper roll and place the roll back
in, the box. Let the ribbon ends
hang out a bit so you can see what
colors you have.
Hear about the cowboy in a
Western movie whose horse stop
ped suddenly? Injun trouble.
Opportunities to apply for em
ployment in the Postal Trans j
portatior. Service were announc
ed by the Ninth U .S. Civil Ser
vice Region in a bulletin issued
Examinations are for Substi-J
tute Postal Transportation Clerk(
positions which have a starting (
pay rate of $1.92 an hour, and
are open to persons who reside
in the State of Nebraska. The
minimum age limit is 18 (waiv
ed for veterans. There is no
maximum age limit.
There is no experience or edu
cational requirement; however
applicants must pass a written
test and meet certain physical
Applications will be accepted
until the needs of the service
have been met. However, per
sons desiring early considers
tion should file immediately.
Necessary application forms
or information as to where
such forms may be obtained is
available in any post office in
the State of Nebraska. Forms
may also be obtained from the
Director, Ninth U.S, Civil Ser
vice Region, New Federal Build
Ing, 1114 Market St., St. Louis
The Servetts held their annual
Christmas Party Saturday, De
cember 29th, at 2524 Pinkey
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Allen. A good time was had by
Labor unions have an undeni
able right to exist, but they also
have an equally undeniable duty
to function constructively.
The Omaha Safety Council to
day called on Omaha’s top citi
zen leaders to mobilize to reduce
the worst upsurge in traffic ac
cidents in Omaha history.
Here are the record breaking
statistics that spurred Glenn L.
Cavanaugh, Council president, to
call on Omaha’s top leaders for
—1,623 Omahans were injured
in traffic accidents in 1956, com
pared to the previous all-time
high of 5,843 in 1954.
—6,154 traffic accidents dam
aged vehicles in Omaha in 1956,
compared to the previous all
time high of 1,588 in 1954.
—$3,000,000 economic loss to
Omaha in wage losses, insurance,
(the 28 persons killed in Oma
ha traffic accidents in 1956 is
no record, but it represents the
second highest number killed in
the past decade. Some 31 died
Since 1946, 274 persons have
been killed in Omaha traffic ac
cidents. That compares to the
52 Omahans who died in the
Korean War fighting.
Dale G. Herman, chairman of
the Council’s Traffic Division
and vice-president of a local
(Herman Brothers) transporta
tion firm, has proposed that O
maha’s top-level citizens form a
Back the Attack on Accident*
The object: to coordinate the
biggest mass drived re-education
program ever attempted by a
or city or state,
he special citizen’s committee
w4uld ask the Omaha Police De
partment for technical assistance
on what bad driver habits aie
contributing to the outbreak of
accidents in Omaha.
It then would take the 12
worst driving habits and make
them special driver re-education
targets during 1957. One by one,
m .nth-by-month the 12 worst
driving habits in Omaha would
receive the community spotlight
The idea for the mass driver
education program came out of
a meeting of the Traffic Com
mittee of the Omaha sateiy
Council last summer. At the
meeting it was the opinion of
representative law enforcement
officials and safety men that
nothihg could check the up
surge in Omaha’s accident toll
until Omaha area drivers learn
how to drive properly in metro
One safety official put it his
way. the object of this Back
the Attack on Accidents by mass
driver re-education is to get O
maha driving patterns to take
i the shape of those you find in
progressive metropolitan cities—
rather than those that are chap
acteristic of a big, overgrown
Mr. Herman said he has been
in contact with some of Omaha’s
top senior community leaders,
and within the week would be
ready to appoint a chairman of
the Back the Attack on Acci
dents Campaign in Omaha.
Anti-Bias Agency Calls
Youth Training Conference
WASHINGTON, D. C.—Superintendents of public and parochial
schools and leaders of business and labor from 16 major metropoli
tan areas will attend a national Youth Training-Incentives Confer
ence here February 4, the President’s Committee on Government
Contracts announced today.
The conference was called by Vice President Richard Nixon,
chairman of the President's Committee, to consider ways of stimulat
ing more young people, particularly the youth of minority groups, to
train themselves for the increasing number of skilled and technical
positions now open to them. Approximately 200 persons are expected
The conference is being sponsored by the President’s Committee,
with the cooperation and support of the American Personnel and
guidance Association. The Committee Is responsible for the elim
ination of discrimination because of race, religion, color or national
origin in work done under Government contract. The APGA is an
organization of professional vocational guidance and counseling per
The Vice President pointed out in his letter of invitation to edu
cators that “industry has created a demand for more skilled and
trained workers than our country has produced” and said that the
Committee is proposing a cooperative effort by educators, business
men and labor leaders to encourage the youth of the country to take
training commensurate^ with their abilities.
“This encouragement and incentive for higher training is need
ed by all youth, and it is particularly needed among the children of
families in the lower economic levels,” he wrote. “This group in
cludes a disproportionate percentage of the youth of minority groups
and in this connection tho President’s Committee is especially con
cerned,” he explained.
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