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Vol. 37 No. 46 Friday, January 25, 1957 10c Per Copy
5 Appointed to Committee
to Formulate Program to
Curb Home Accidents Here
Five Omahans were appointed
today to evaluate results in the
largest survey ever conducted
here on Omaha’s program to
curb home accidents.
Wayne Koski, chairman of the
Omaha Safety Council's home
safety inventory, said some 2,000
questionnaires are due to be re-'
turned to the Council by mid
night Tuesday.
Separate studies will be made
by these section chieftains to de
termine whether gaps exist in
Omaha’s home accident preven
tion program in these sections. |
Voluntary Organizations—Mrs.
Glen Sorensen, chairman of the
Baby Sitter School, Omaha Safe
ty Council, and Mrs. Hubert Sul
livan, Omaha Deanery Council. |
Health and Welfare Organiza
tions and Agencies—Miss Violet
Dubois, director of the Division
of Health Education, Omaha
Douglas County Health Dej irt
General Information Organiza
tions, Mr. Koski, survey chairman
for the Council and also director
of First-Aid and Water Safely
for the Douglas County Chapter,
American Red Cross.
Industries—Robert II. War d.
assistant safety engineer, Omaha
Public Power District.
Home Construction and Main
tonanee Organizations—Chief In
specter Thomas Robert Smith
Fire Prevention Bureau, Omaha
Fire Denartmcnt.
Mr. Koski issued a final appea
to all organizations to send in a
report—even if the report is a
negative one. “A lot of money
ants time has been budgeted for
this survey, and it will be wasted
unless all Omaha organizations
take the few minutes required to
fill out the report and return it,”
he said.
Miss Marion A. MacDonald,
chairman of the Home-Child Di
vision. Omaha Safety Council,
■aid the survey is a neded firct
■top to developing an accident
prevention program designed to
peprb every home in Omaha.
“Lost in the more spectacular
smasbun of automobiles has been
th" fact that more Omahans ac
cidently are killed and injured In
their own homes each year than
In traffic accidents—and many
of those home arcidents can be
prevented if this survey shows
us wh-re to begin,” Miss Mac
Donald said.
is one of It major
cities in the nation in which re
fills of the survey will he re
viewed in Chicago, and dis'rib’d
ed noHowsJtv by the National
Safety Council.
O.P.P.D. Board
Elects Officers
The directors of the Omaha
Public Power District Thursday
elected officers to serve for the
next two year*.
J. M. Harding was re-named
president, a position he has held
since the start of OPPD ten years
Others named were: William
Kunold, First Vice President;
Theodore W. Metcalfe,
Vice President; Dr. B. H, Baer,
Secretary; L. G. Roberts, Treas
Girls' Sports
The YWCA has a Girls* Sports
Club which meets after school
on Mondays, Wednesdays and
Fridays. Membership is open to
any young girl interested in
belonging to the YWCA. A
yearly membership of 50c is re
quired of all club members. The
content of the club meetings in
cludes participation in recrea
tional volleyball, badminton, bas
ketball, stunts and tumbling,
and table tennis. Hours are af
ter school until 5:30. Some in
struction in the different activ
ities is given. This is a new
phase of the YWCA program.
Call JAckson 2748 for more de
If you are interested in square
dance or bowling instruction on
Friday evenings or a trim gym
class on Tuesday evenings, con
tact the YWCA immediately.
Late enrollments in YWCA
classes will still be accepted with
the permission of the specific in
The YWCA is int-rested In
serving the community. There
fore, if you wish to participate in
a specific class, call Mrs. Temple
ton. JAckson 2748, and express
this interest.
Aquila Salon
Is Selected
Mrs. Barbara Lammers, Omaha
figure proportion consultant, has
been named manager of the new
Slenderella International Salon
which will open January 21 in
the Aquila Court Building.
This announcement was made
today by Miss Elizabeth Reese of
Detroit, vice president of Slcn
derella's midwcstem territory.
Mrs. Lammers, who resides at
6762 Charles Street, has been
manager of the Slenderella salon
'orated at the Center since Octo
Miss Jean LaFarge, 4611 Cum
ing Street, was named manager
of the Center salon.
Slenderella International is
one of the fastest growing firm?
In the world. It has opened
nearly 160 figure proportionins
salons throughout the world in
Its five-year history. The salon
at the Center was opened last
A native of Kansas City, Mo,
Mrs. Lammers is a graduate o!
Stephens College In Columbia
Missouri. She is president o(
the Stephens Alumni Association
of Omaha. Her husband. Jack
is administrative assistant to the
director of Internal Revenue
urer and Assistant Secretary; E.
H. Larsen, Assistant Secretary
and Assistant Treasurer; C. C
Draney, Assistant Secretary and
Assistant Treasurer.
Leon Fleming, Jr.
Leon Fleming, Jr., infant son
of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Fleming,
Sr., of 1818 Benney Street, ex
pired Thursday January 17, 1957
at a local hospital.
Leon is also survived by 2
sisters; grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. F. Finger, Mr. Jeston Bur
Committal services were held
Monday January 21, 1957 at
11:30 A.M. at Graceland Park
Myers Brothers Funeral Ser
vice. f
Dick Peters
Wins Top In
Nat7! Contest
Richard A. Peters of 622 North
59 Street, won top honors In a
national group insurance sales
contest conducted by The Equit
able Life Assurance Society of
the U. S. Mr. Peters, who is as
sociated with the E. Ned Embry
Agency of Omaha, was named
national winner in the group
life category.
The local insurance man is be
ing honored for his achievement
with a three-day trip to New
York, January 21 - 23, during
which time he joins other Equit
able contest winners from ail
over the country. As one of the
highlights of the conference, the
group is scheduled to attend a
performance of the popular musi
cal, "Lil Abner.”
Another Omaha man attending
j the conference is Donald F. Lcs
cny of 3527 *iRth Avenue, who
I won honors as the top divisional
' group manager in the Society’s
j South Central department.
Facts Are
At Clinton
NEW YORK, Jan. 3 — Violent
arts hv white persons following
school desegration in Clinton,
Tennessee, and methods used tc
control these acts, lead to several
helpful conclusions about school
desecration troubles, editorializes
the January issue of The Crisis,
monthly journal of the NAACP.
Commenting on the Clinton,
situation, which included an as
sault upon a white pastor who es
corted Negro pupils to th" high
school, THE CRISIS says the the
filing of the names of members of
all organizations except religious
and military societies. There is
I no such statutory requirement in
"Secondly, NAACP members in
New Orleans, with a sense of
trength and security, decided to
file the membership list. The
names have been withheld in
Alabama because the safety and
I security of NAACP members are
threatened by economic reprisals
and other forms of intimidation.
Our Alabama units have made no
request for the release of tlieir
membership lists. In each in
stance the National Office abides
by the wishes of the local units."
In filing the membership list,
I the New Orleans NAACP unit
complied with a 1924 state law
first used against the Ku Klux
Klan. A. P. Tureaud, NAACP
attorney, said that NAACP
branches in Lafayette, Lake Char
les, Aelxandria and Shreveport
also will file membership lists.
Paul Reveres Today
The dollar in your pocket now will help make it possible
for him to walk without braces.
i And more:
It will help train the hands and minds of many professional
experts, ail desperately needed... it will help finance re*
search to perfect the vaccine.
; Today, there is less polio, but:
Tens of thousands bom too soon for the vaccine still need
your help.
P. S. — I','!! mul r it HU name's Marl; Fir',!.
T.B. Seals
Selling But
Need More
"There is still $22,228.78
needed in contributions to bring
the 195(5 Christmas Seal Sale to
last year’s total,” s3ys Delmar R.
Serafy, Executive Secretary of
the Nebraska Tuberculosis As
sociation. "Contributionr are
lagging.” he said. “A total of
104 Christmas Seal Chairman
have reported $148,544.19 so far
this year compared with $157,
267.76 from the same commun
ities on .the same date last year.”
“Your contribution is so im
portant because the total of all
contributions makes it possible
to carry on the work of educat
ing people about tuberculosis; of
X-Raying people to find if they
have T.B.; of adding dollars to
Research in the urgent need to
find an improved method for
treating T.B. and even prevent
ing T.B.,” stated Mr. Serafy.
He spoke of research projects
to be planned at the Schools of
Medicine of the University of
Nebraska and Creighton Uni
I versity. He also spoke of special
tuberculosis training for nurses
and for physicians. Christmas
Seal contributing can make these
programs possible.
The following have exceeded
their 1955 totals; Antelope, Clay,
I Colfax, Furnas, Gosper, Harlan,
Holt Jefferson, Kimball, Seward,
i Logan, Merrick, and Pierce coun
ties, and the towns of Gurley
Elkhorn, Valley, Bayard, Nebras
ka City and Milford.
“The 1956 Seal Sale officially
closes March 31, 1957, so you
can still pay for your Christma«
Seals. Will you find the hiding
place of that little green en
velope and mail your contribu
tion to your chairman?”, con
eluded Mr Serafy.
Sen. Carl Curtis
Is Active On
Drouth Problems
Senator Carl T. Curtla today
aaketl the Department of Agrlrul
lure to clarify aUndarda bv
which farmera are determined
eligible for drought aaatst'nm
Curtla aeeka this clarification
because of representation* that
Indleldwat ata!»* aoeear able t i
adopt different atandarda la *>
warding to dm*»eht atrteken
farmera. The regulation* pmtdd
I . I
Giving 20
Omaha, Nebr.—Displaying con
cern over the drouth which has
the past two years, the Knights
of Ak-Sar-Ben announced it was
affected so many midwesterners
granting 20 additional scholar
ships of $150 each for young pco
pie attending the Agricultural
College of the University of Ne
braska for the 1957-58 school
we believe c v ery effort
should be made to keep as many
of our young people as possible
in the Agricultural College so
that future generations may be
better prepared to combat emer
gencies such as this drouth. ’
said V. J. Skutt, Chairman of
Ak-Sar-Ben’s Scholarship Com
He asked Chancellor Clifford
M. Hardin of the University to
have the new grant be used as the
Faculty Committee on Scholar
ships sees fit, “ for the assis-,
tance of young people coming
from drouth-affected counties.”
The scholarships, Mr. Skutt
added, may go either to incoming
students next fail; to students
already enrolled in the college;
or, in emergency cases, to stu
dents who are already recipients
of previous Ak-Sar-Ben scholar
ship grants.
“We hope these additional
scholarships will encourage more
young people to obtain a higher
education in agriculture and that
this action by Ak-Sar-Ben may I
influence others to offer similar
assistance in this critical time.”
Mr Skutt commented.
Mr. Skutt pointed out that Ak
Sar Ben already grants more than
PPO scholarships and fellowships
...tonally to the University of Ne
braska College of Agriculture
the Curtis. Nebraska. School of
Agriculture, Iowa State College,
Doane, Hastings, Midland. Ne
braska Wesleyan, Dana and
Union Collegea as well as post
graduate scholarships to Coun
ty Agents and vocational agri
cultural instructors,
Ing for this assistance state it
can be given to farmers "whose
financial condltton It such that
he requires assistance under this
program to maintain his founds
tion herd. , .
The Department of Agriculture
hss been requested to furnish
plans for assistance in each state
Morris E. Jacobs
A "Distinguished
An Omaha civic leader and a
Grand Island clergyman receiv
ed Distinguished Citizens Cita-j
tions from Nebraska Wesleyan
University last week.
They were Morris E. Jacobs,
president of Bozell 8c Jacobs, O
maha advertising and public re
lations firm, and the Rev. James
S. Chubb, pastor of Trinity
Methodist Church in Grand Is
land. '
Chancellor A. Leland Forest
said Mr. Jacobs was honored for
“substantial contributions to edu
cation at all levels,” as well as
for his record of distinguished
citizenship. |
Mr. Jacobs has just retired as
chairman of the State Board of
Education but was re-elected in
November for another six-year
term as member. He has served
as a regent of the University of
Omaha and is a member of the
board of the Nebraska Inde
pendent Collage Foundation, the
Board of Lay Trustees of Sr.
Joseph’s College, Collegevi 11 e,
Ind., and the Creighton Univer
sity Board of Regents. He is
general chairman of the Greater ^
Creighton Development C a m
Dr. Chubb was recognized for
his leadership in the Methodist
Church since 1948 and has made
it “the fastest growing church
in America." Three Sun day
morning and one Sunday evening
services arc held each week.
Soys Town
To Sing
Boys Town, Nebr.—Two out
standing choral groups, each re
garded as among the finest in its
particular class, will present
concerts at the Boys Town Music
Hall during March.
They are the Roger Wagner
Chorale of Los Angeles, and the
Little Singers of Paris.
The Roger Wagner Chorale,
which won warm praise for its
appearance at the Boys Town
Music Hall last year, will appear
in concert on Monday evening,
March 11.
The Chorale, under the dir
ection of Roger Wagner, has been
hailed by critics as the finest
singing group in America today.
I,copold Stokowski, one of sever
al notec^ conductors for Whom
Wagner has trained choruses,
has 'called the Chorale “a su
premely great chorus, second to
none in the world.”
The Little Singers of Paris,
who bring a reputation as
France’s best-loved choral group,
appear at the Music Hall Friday |
evening, March 29.
Now on its seventh tour of
America, the 32-voice boys’ choir (
has a history as rich and varied (
as its extensive repertoire.
The choir was founded in 1907 (
by a group of Parisian students I
interested in spreading the beau- j
ty of liturgical music. The Little |
Singers have since given more
than 10 thousand concerts in
more than 32 countries.
Since 1924 the Little Singers
have been under the direction
of Msgr. Fernand Maillet.
Tickets for both concerts will
be available at the Boys Town
Music Hall, and at downtown
music stores.
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t. brteppard, Jr.
Eugene Sheppard. Jr., 3
months, 2017 North 31st Street,
expired unexpectedly Saturday
morning January 19th at the
above address.
Eugene Jr., is survived by his j
parents, Mr, and Mrs, Eugene
Sheppard, Sr., four brothers, two
sisters, grandparent^ Mr. and
Mrs. Porter Johnson. Mr. Eugene
Sheppard, of Omaha. Thomas
funeral Home.
under the drought program, and
to designate states in which
"farmers are required to exhaust
all caah and credit" before re
ceiving aid "
“We need uniformity in this
program" aald Curtis, "and I
don't want farmers to find that
their neighbors, across a tut*
line, are receiving more favor
able treel men t "
400 Will Work In
Ak-Sar-Ben's 63rd Annual
Membership Drive Febr. Is!
Tax Filing
For Insurance
Is Jan. 31st
The Division of Employment |
Security today warned Nebraska
employers of 4 or more persons
that .State unemployment insur
ance tax payments for the fourth
quarter of 1956 must be mailed
to the Division office in Lin
coln by January 31, 1957.
A her that date, Division offi
cials said, the employer will be
unable to offset the full amount
of the unemployment insurance
taxes paid to the state aqc-ney
against the 3 per cent Federal
unemployment tax because of his
failvre to pay the State tax
when due. In addition the delin
quent State unemployment in
surance taxes for the fourth
quarter of 1956 draw interest at
the rate of 1 per cent per month
after January 31, 1957.
Hold Public
Affairs Forum
A Public Affairs film FORUM
celebrating the Norths i d e
Branch Anniversary will be held
at the Central YWCA, 17th and
St. Mary's Avenue Sunday, Janu
ary 20th at 4:00 P.M.
The film A TIME FOR
GREATNESS, sponsored by the
Friends Service Committee wi'l
"Be shown. Excerpts from thy
life of Mahatma Gandhi, depict
ing his sacrifices and struggle in
seeking a non-violent soluticn to
India’s nrnblems. Also, A WALK
TO FREEDOM, a current film,
sponsored by the Fellowship of
Reconciliation will be shown.
This film shows non-violent ef
forts of Negroes in parts of the
South to achieve their birth
right of full citizenship. Action
senuences from Montgomery,
Alabama and Tallahassee, Flori
da were filmed. After the show
ings, there will be a period of
Panelists include: Mrs. Alex
ander McKie, Jr., Chairman of
the YWCA Public Affairs Com
mittee; Mrs. Chas. Brown, Chair
man Committee of Administra
tion at the Branch; Phil Allen,
radio commentator; William A.
Mott, leader, Friends Commun
ity; Mrs. Homer P. Smith, Chair
man Omaha Peace Education
Committee, and Mr. Milton
Musical selections will be of
fered by Arthur Bryant, former
ly of Paris, France; Mrs. Pearl
Gibson,, Director of St. John’s
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Ak-Sar-Ben’s sixty-third annual
membership campaign—one of
the most spirited member-sign
ing drives in the nation—will
start the first of February, Mem
bership Committee Chair man
Peter Kiewit announced Satur
More than 400 volunteer work
ers on 12 campaign teams will
be signing members for the O
maha philanthropic organization
during the month-long push.
Other members of Mr. Kio
wit’s committee are Ben H. Cow
dery and John F. Davis. As in
the past, the drive will be under
the active direction of Ak-Sai*
Ben’s Councillors, whose mem
bership committee consists of
Vice Chairman Morris Miller,
Edward T. Foster and M. Cooper
Mr. Kiewit revealed that re
newal? are arriving daily at Ak
Sar-Ben’s office, 201 Patterson
Building, in greater numbers
than ever before from 1956 mem
bers who wish to get their mem
bership applications and dues in
before the deadline.
The drive traditionally closes
the first week of March and Mr.
Kiewit has announced that no
members will be accepted after
that date. As in the past, the
1956 members will be given first
preference to renew before new
members are accepted.
This year’s goal, Mr. Kiewit
stated, has been increased from
last year's 19.000 to 20.000.
Dues once again are $10—the
same as when Ak-Sar-Ben was
formed in 1895. The big enter
tainment. year ahead, featuring
some of the biggest names from
Broadway and Hollywood, will
give each member nearly $40
worth of shows and other events.
Membership applications and
dues may be given to any mem
bership worker or can be sub
mitted to the Ak-Sar-Ben office.
AME Choir and Miss Estella
Voner, pupil of Mrs. Florentine
This meeting is open to all
persons interested in helping
build <a better world.
Also at the YWCA on January
24th at 6:15 P.M. there will be
a dinner meeting. Mrs. Bartlett
Hurd, member of the National
YWCA Board, will be the main
speaker. Her subject will be
This meeting too, is open to
all friends and members of the
Mrs. Theodore Kolderie, Presi
dent of the Omaha Board, will
Motorists should remember
that even St. Christopher begins
to lose faith at 90 miles an hour.
Husband and wife in real life, Mel 1
Ferrer and Audrey Hepburn bring
new fire to one j>f the greatest love
stories of all times, Moyerling, to
be seen on Producers' Showcase i
[L- over NBC TV, in color on Feb
ruory 4th.
Thy (lory of taker Coptunng Ihy pogyantry and gaiety
pioco m the gay romantic period of tho Vionnyiy Court, Moyerlmg
of Vienna during the I BIO *. II prormrei to be on unforgottaMo
)eltl of the brief and tragic lore yeaning of TV entertainment tt niff
affair of Prince Rudolph of be telecoit both hi color and in
Arabia and hit beoutifvi rweel- black and ahite ond rpenrered by
heart Maria Vatiara. RCA. Vee year local paper for time
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