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^ Newspaper • - ; What you are doing is news, ; Please Phone Your News To HA 0800 or send it to ;; THE OMAHA GUIDE -- :: 2420 Grant St ;; /JUSTICE/EQUALITY EQUAL OPPORTUNE - ■ _____-!—1 LJ—1 Vol. 37 No. 48 Friday, February 8, 1957 10c Per Copy ___ ___ ' 1 ■ - —^• Cabs and Buses Join to Aid Police in Traffic Drive Three hundred radio-equipped cabs and bus safety cars will re enforce the Police Department) in back the Attack’s crusade to ] rid Omaha of potential traffic killers, it was announced today. The Metropolitan Omaha Safe ty Council was authorized to make a joint announcement for Checker, Yellow and Safeway Cab Companies—and the Omaha Transit Company, Cabs and bus safety vehicles will radio to police a description and the direction any vehicle is proceeding which is being driven so carelessly that its driver may be a potential traffic killer. Then police will close in for the arrest. Police Traffic Inspector Jean C. Whinnery said he is pleased with the announcement and praised the Metropolitan Oma ha Safety Council and the public transportation companies for the move. “It will increase by more than seven times the number of radio equipped vehicles prowling Oma ha streets in search of drivers who are so sloppy they are po tential traffic killers,” Glenn L Cavanaugh, council president, said. Harold Hunter, safety director for one cab firm, estimated that from 100 to 285 cabs will be team ed up with police at all times. Dispatchers at cab offices throughout Omaha are being briefed on operation Back the Attack. Actually, tips from drivers in the past have been responsible for other arrests. But this is the first time a joint operation of such magnitude has been plan ned. Bus safety car and cab drivers also are geared to provide as sistance where accidents do occui. Mr. Hunter said Back the At tack buttons and bumper stickers will be used by Omaha cab drivers to remind motorists that Omaha is participating in the largest mass driver educational program ever tackled by a major city or state. Meanwhile, James F. Green, Back the Attack chairman, again urged all Omaha drivers to par ticipate in the first monthly as sault in Back the Attack—under the theme Crack Down on Your self. "Know Your Car" Course Popular One of the first non-credit “consumer-education” courses in the nation is “snowballing” at the University of Omaha. At least 15 Omaha women have enrolled in the new “Know Your Car Series”, a “pilot” course of fered in the College of Adult Education. This course will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. beginning Friday, February 15 at the Gen eral Motors training center at 80th and Dodge, Omaha. The class will meet on four consecu tive Friday evenings, ending March 8. Tuition is $12.00. A second course co-sponsored by the University and the Chev rolet Dealers Association of O matu will begin sometime after February 15, according to Dr. D. G. Emery, dean of the Col lege of Adult Education. All buyers of new Chevrolets in the Omaha area will have an oppor tunity to attend this speciil course at the General Motors training center. Dr. Emery pointed out that the purpose of both courses is to orient car buyers to the funda mentals of his car, its operation, maintenance, and special fea tures, Mr. Robert B. Stephens, an en gineering graduate from the Uni versity of Maryland, will teach both courses. The University of Omaha instructor said he plan ned to use films, charts, models, and cars to help people acquire a practical understanding of their car. Dr. Emery said this is the first university-auto industry coopera tive venture of its kind. Now there's an ear pad that blocks out high frequency noises but permits the human voice to pass through. OUT OF TOWN VISITORS St. Louis Rev. A. T. Barnett a local mini ster is here visiting from St. j Louis, Missouri. He attends The Church of the Living God. C.W. F.F., 1913 Garrison Street in St. Louis, Mo., Rev. Barnett spoke at Boystown, Nebraska. Shelby, Mississippi Mrs. Mattie Calmese was here three months visiting her sons and daughters from Shelby, Mississippi. She spent her time touring the city and visiting with friends. Mrs. Calmese stayed with one of her daughter’s Mrs. I. Hicks, 2510 Bristol Street. Chicago, Illinois Mr. and Mrs. Walter Parks and son Herman, were visiting rela tives who are: Mrs. A. Alston, Mrs. Neal Johnson, Mrs. I. Hicks, Mrs. M. Foster and Mrs. A. Hudson. They spent the weekend here from Chicago, 111. They enjoyed their visit very much. Their last eve ning was spent with a private par ty at Johnny Owen’s Steak House. — White Pastor Appointed By Negro Church PRINCETON, N. J., January 12 —The 115-year-old Negro Wither spoon street Presbyterian Church announced the appointment of a white associate pastor. The Rev. David H. McAlpin, Jr., 28-year-old son of a New York stockbroker, will be installed at services. His appointment was an nounced by the Rev. Benjamin Anderson, pastor. The Rev. Mr. McAlpin, who Is married to the former Joan Rock efeller, daughter of Avery Rocke feller, President of Shroeder and Rockefeller Investments, had this to say about his post. "I don’t see anything unusual about my accepting such a post. It's quite natural for whites and quite natural for Christians." The young Clergyman, a gradu ate of Princeton, Union Theolo gical Seminary in New York and St. Andrew's in Scotland, said he didn’t anticipate any difficulties "unless I do something stupid and brash.” His wife, he said, "is whole heartedly with me in the new job.” The minister says he views his job as another step in the path to integration. The Rev. James Armstrong, vice moderator of the New Bruns wick Presbytery, will preside at the installation service. A native of Princeton, the Rev. Mr. McAlpin lives here with his wife and son. Kellom Fun Clubs Are Busy The Jr. Hepster’s Club consist of fifth grade girls. They meet on Mondays at 3:30 p.m. Their offi cers are: President, Johnnimae Whitaker; Vice President, Mattie Mayo; Secretary, Sharon Black; Treasurer, Glayds Washington and Sergeant of Arms, Dianne Hodges. Their colors are blue and pink. Tha Jr. Boppars The sixth grade girls have a club too. They meet on Wednes days at 3:30 p.m. Their officers are: President, Janice Williams; Vice President Betty Jo Chaney; Secretary, Sharon Ross; Treasurer, Rita Childs, and Sergeant of Arms, Imogene Long. Tha Rock-a-Bap Club The older girls have a club, too. They have parties, dances and have a well planned schedule thati keep them busy for the remaining year. They meet on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Anita Tullis is their President doing a wonderful job, while Marcia Buckner is taking notes and Helen Peterson collect ing and taking charge of the money. ....—1 Lifetime earnings of the aver age elementary school graduate, according to a recent study, will be $116,000; of average high school graduate, $169,000; of average college graduate, $268, 000. i Capitol Comer By Rep. Glenn Cunningham We received many letters a bout the proposed visit by Mar shal Tito of Yugoslavia. Appar ently Congressional pressure and other objections to the visit have caused the idea to die a natural death. We read in the papers that Tito does not plan to make a visit to this country. I am proud to say I joined other Congressmen in signing a petition directed to the White House protesting any visit by Tito. • • • • Visitors were not too numer ous from Nebraska during ttye last week. The welcome mat is out for all of you any time you are in this part of the country. We have some interesting ma terial on things to see in the nation's capitol and will be glad to tell you about the city. We hope the weather will clear up before long. There were five snows during January and only a few days when the sun was visible all day. Fog and light rain are quite common here all during the winter months. I was pleased to introduce ma terial in the Congressional Re cord which took note of the re cent globe-circling flight by B-52 jet bombers of the Strategic Air Command. This flight was dir -'''ted by General Curtis E. Le May from his headquarters in Spary County, Nebraska. • • • • Many thanks to all the folks who have written about the Post Office Department and possible changes in rates. As yet there has been no proposal for chang ing any of the rates. I will cer tainly keep the views in mind of those folks who wrote me on this matter. Teen-Agers Etiquette On Dancing Always travel around the dance floor counter clockwise. Do not cut diagonally across the dance flood. Never smoke or carry a lighted cigar or cigarette while dancing. When asking a lady to dance, wait until she gets out of her seat, then lead the way. The man should very rarely dam with his back to the line of dir ection. Ladies don't pick your foot up so high that your heel causes damage. Avoid bulling your way around the dance floor. Don’t force your way through other couples. Men, don’t Pump handle dancers. Avoid waving your left hand up and down like a pump handle. Ladies, don’t drape yourself all over your partner, dance in. close position but do not clutch with your hands and arms. Men, don’t keep looking at your feet, look in the direction you want to move. Ladies, don’t be a social butterfly | while dancing, concentrate on dancing and not on being seen. John Raybon Mr. John Henry Raybon, 69 years, 2118 Grace Street, passed away Friday January 25th at a local hospital. Mr. Raybon had been a resident of Omaha thirty two years. He was a member of the Paradise Baptist Church and a former em ployee of the Gate City Steel Company. Mr. Raybon is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alice Raybon, Omaha; seven step daughters, two step sons, two brothers, Mr. Agee Ray bon, Argo, Uinois, Mr. Alonzo Raybon, Little Rock, Arkansas; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Dunbar, Mrs. Willie Ann McGee, of Rush ton, La., two nieces. Miss Mildred Raybon, Little Rock, Arkansas, Mrs. Savanah Davis, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, two nephews, Mr. James Raybon, Little Rock, Mr. James Wallis, Argo, llinois. Funeral services were held 2:00 P.M Thursday January 31 from the Paradise Baptist Church with the Doctor C Adams officiating assisted by Rev. D. Nicholson, Rev. L. M. Morgan, Rev. J. H. Reynolds, Rev. C. McMorris. Rev. J. W. Rodgers, Rev. H. W. Black stone. Phllbearers, Mr. Willie Jones, Leslie Williams. Rev. David Nicholson, Rev. L. M. Morgan, Deacon Gus Johnson, A. Wheat ley. Interment was at Mt. Hope Cemetery with arrangements by the Thomas Funeral Home. Seven Triends Of Charter' File The "7 Friends of the Charter" file for the April 2, primary election in the election commis sioner’s office. They are (left to right) Harry Trustin, A. V. (AD Sorensen, Wray M. Scott, Sam W. Reynolds, Mrs. Kenneth T, Gra ham, James J. Dworak, N. Phil Dodge. Taking their petitions is Dundy Kerr, deputy election com-! missioner. Kellom Music Festival Next Wednesday The Kellom Youth Council will present a Music Festival at the Kellom School Auditorium Wed nesday, February 13, 1957 at 8 p.m. Several young adult and youth choirs will appear on the program. I One of the feature attractions on this program will be the band of the Salem Baptist Church. This program is one of the cul tural affairs sponsored by the Kellom Recreation Center. The public is invited to attend this program. This should be a good opportunity for you to see The Community Center. There will be no admission charged. Foundation Represen'tive At Omaha U Dr. Ruth Eckert, representa tive of the Ford Foundation, will confer with University of Omaha officials February 11. The University last June was awarded a $8,500 grant from the Fund for the Advancement ot Education, a Ford Foundation agency, to finance experimenta tion in improving effective use of faculty resources in view of the growing teacher shortage. Dr. D. N. Marquardt, head of the Chemistry Department, is currently comparing two teach in g methods with beginning chemistry students—the labora tory practice or class demonstra tion technique. Dr. Eckert is professor at the University of Minnesota and author of “When the Child Leaves School.” The University of Omaha De partment of Journalism Feb ruary 11 begins a scries of seven lectures by prominent local and regional communications people. 4 Omaha U Students to Denver Four University of Omaha stu j dents will attend the Rocky Mountain Speech Confer e n c e February 8-9 in Denver, Colora ' do. Barbara Fleck, 6557 N. 24 St.; Virginia Frank, 2211 S. 50 St.; j C'hristene Larsen, 5401 S. 29 Ave.; and Niles Pixley, 2530 Hartman will debate in the 60 school tourney. Dr. Aldrich Paul, head of the ! Speech Department, will accom pany them. Chatter Hello gang, are you back to dig what the chatter has to tell you? Well,, I guess I will begin. I’ll touch lightly on the gossip at the parties, dances, schools, and hide-out too. Shall I begin? Well College gang, I guess things have j started popping again. Ruth B., what do you call your kat? Ha, also where did you eat your lunch Tuesday?, I think it was. Pat W. .you have to check on your kat i while he's working, huh? I guess i it’s okay. ! I see loads of new faces some of them are: Pat W., Billy If. A1 P., Huey C., Agnes and others. If it wasn’t me writing this column I would crow on myself, (smile) those are the good breaks in life. Dorsyle, Brooks, Eddy R. and Theodora A. we had a nice time the other night didn’t we? Ha. Much later now college gang I'll dig you later. Oooop I forgot to tell you the new couple on the campus oh, I’ll tell you later. Personality Facts of the Week Best dressed girls—Gwen S. and Silvia K. Best dressed boys—Bill W. and Thomas D. Best girl sport player—F. Clay. Best boy snort player—A1 Parks. Best couple—Percy C. and Gwen. Cutest couple— Harvey and Christine. Crazeo—Wila T. Craizier.—M. Buckner. Craziest—E. Chaney. Good dancer—Gwen and Vincent Tuff—YOU. Postoffice Employees Seek Hikes The Joint Postal Employees Council of Omaha is planning a Legislative Rally of the 2nd Congressional District on Wed nesday, February 13, 1957, at 8:00 p.m., in the Swedish Audi torium, 1609 Chicago St. Postal employees, their families and their friends are invited. The rally is being held to pub licize efforts of the postal em ployees to obtain a raise in pay during the current session of Congress. The postal people claim that they have fallen far behind in the race with living cost as compared with other classes of workers. Speakers scheduled to address the rally include Mayor Rosen blatt, Daniel T. Monen, Jr., Oma ha representative of Congress man Cunningham, Postmaster Walter Korisko, the Rev. Austin E. Miller, S. J., Director of the Creighton Institute of Industrial Relations, and Phil Allen, TV news analyst and commentator. The Joint Postal Employees Council of Omaha comprises five organizations, with a total mem bership of about 1,250, the Na tional Federation of Post Office Clerks, the National Association of Letter Carriers, the National Postal Transport Associati o n, the National Association of Post Office Mail Handlers, and the National Federation of Motor Vehicle Service Employees. Extra, Extra read all about Boy and Girl exchanges ring on 24th and tuxedo pool hall Street. Alyce Me. what name do you have all over your folders, books, hands, etc? V. Brown who do you have eyes for? A. Drew, you and Bill are getting along very Cool Keep up the good work. J. Richard, I must say you are the cool one. Dennis F., Do you still go with J. J.? I don’t see you and her to gether anymore. Eugene O., how is J. J.? That’s nice isn’t it? Mar FAM-U Clinicians The three men above—one of whom, Jack White, is a graduate of Florida A and M University— will play key roles in the 28th annual meeting and 31st annual clinic of the Florida A k M Uni varsity Clinical Association which will be held February 12-14. They are, left to right, John B. Johnson, M.D., head, de partment of medicine, Howard University School of Medicine; Dr. Jack White, assistant pro fessor of surgery and director of I ttye cancer research project at Howard University, and Noah R. Calhoun, D.D.S., chief, dental service and oral surgeon, Vet erans Administration Hospital, Tuskagee, Alabama AKA'S PLEDGEE GET ACQUAINTED PARTY The Ivy Club entertained all the Pledge Clubs and the Dean of Pledges at the home of Mrs. K. Myers with a get-acquainted party. President Fredericka Clay thought everyone had a nice time. Arlene Lytle, Beverly Gilbert, Janice Minnenliall, Ollie Gibson, Shirley Gilreath, Phyllis Bradford, Fazetta Foster, Charlene Johnson and Annette Davis, dean of Pled gees, helped with the entertain ment and served as very good hos tesses. cia B. you sure are true to Frank aren’t you? Anita T., you sure are bashful when you are around kats that admire you, or is that your way of making time? Elsie T., I see your old flame is back in Omaha again. Linda L., do you, have eyes for T. Turner? Violdora, you really had a tuff party Sun-j day nite. You seem to be going back with Kenneth that’s nice, you and he look real sweet together. Art R., you sure did look nice at, the party you must have eyes for someone there. What’s this about R. Adams tell- j ing the girls about some cute boys at Creighton from all over. R. Brooks who were all of the girls you were talking to on the phone? Jimmy S., I must say you really think you are Mr. Cool. Margaret M. you really like the Hunter fam ily, don’t you? You and Richard looked soooo sweet. Sam W., you must bring your friends home more often. All the girls went for Vincent in a big way. Richard N., you play basketball much better when Jackie B. isn’t there and all that’s good. Mary P. and Joy J.1 I see that your two boys are going out to O. U. they’ll really need the eagle eye. Cynthia M., who do you have eyes for? Jay M., are you taking Francis to the St. Bene dict prom? Sorry, for being nosey. Percy C., why do you al ways sing at the lunch room, are you thinking about your girl? Stop, Look and Listen everyone Melvin H. finally has out the Green Hornet or should we call it the rug cutter? Dig, this one folks Jimmy S. is suppose to be getting a ’57 Ford or is he pulling our legs? Pat Me. and Lou went back together again, I knew they won’t stay apart too long. I heard that a bunch of girls are going to cool it and go stag to the St. Benedict prom. Cool it girls. M. Moss, I heard you had eyes for M. J. Violodora J., do you still have eyes for you know who? Con gratulations Joyce and Gordon. Anitia T. your party went off real crazeeeeee. Marcia B., you seem to be having a real nice time you and you too, Elsie. Well, kids and everyone that is initerested I’ll plant you now and dig you much later. Some families can trace their aneestry back 300 years but can’t tell you where their children were last night Putting a mortgage on your house is no longer considered immoral, but it’s rapidly becom ing impossible. During the past 24 years, the Federal Government has paid out $20 billion to farmers for price support plans, and has taken a loss of $9% billion on it The “7 Frienus of the Charter" slate of candidates filed Friday for the City Council race. The primary is April 2 and the general election is May 14. The “7 Friends” are N. Phil Dodge, James J. Dworak, Mrs. Kenneth T. Graham, Sam W. Rey nolds, Wray M. Scott, A. V. (Al) Sorensen and Harry Trustin. Five of the seven were members of the Charter Convention, which drew up the city’s new charter. Each candidate presented an average of about 2,000 signatures. One hundred signatures per candidate are needed. They have announced the fol lowing platform: “We believe wholeheartedly in the new charter exactly as ap proved by our citizens. We pledge to make full use of it for more effective, progressive, modern city government, for the best interests of all the people of Omaha. “We believe the new charter, properly administered, will pro vide much greater efficiency in the operation of our city govern ment. We enthusiastically sup port the financial provisions of the new charter and pledge to keep taxes to a minimum. “We believe city government under the new charter, properly administered, will create a better community environment so neces sary to attract new industry to Omaha. We pledge to use the influence of effective city govern ment to bring new industries to Omaha, thereby creating more payrolls and jobs, spreading the tax load, and continuing oppor tunities for our young people. “We believe city government under the new charter, properly administered, will make Omaha a better, safer place in which to work and to live and to raise our families. We pledge constant vigilance in maintaining high standards in every phase of city government in our fast-growing city.” The slate was drafted by the Citizens Charter Committee to Finish the Job, headed by Mrs. Paul Gallagher, honorary chair man, and Lloyd Mattson, chair man. The committee was formed at the request of a large number of individuals who actively sup ported Omaha’s new charter, which was approved by the voters in the November election. CERTIFICATION From: The Personnel Director To: ARTHUR H. PARSONS, JR. Director Omaha Public Library The following persons are cer tified by the Civil Service Board, having passed an examination, as required by law, for the position of LIBRARY ASSISTANT II: 1. Engel, Viva Mildred * 2. Johns, Bernice G. 4. Thomas, Delores Elmira W. H. THOMPSON, Personnel Director CERTIFICATION From: The Personnel Director To: ARTHUR H. PARSONS, JR. Director, Omaha Public Library The following persons are cer tified by the Civil Service Board, having passed an examination, as required by law, for the position of LIBRARIAN III: 1. Crum, Norman James 2. McAvin, John W. H. THOMPSON, Personnel Director CERTIFICATION From: The Personnel Director To: ARTHUR H. PARSON, JR. Director, Omaha Public Library The following persons are cer tified by the Civil Service Board, having passed an examination, as required by law, for the position of LIBRARY ASSISTANT I: 1. Reinmuth, Margery N. 2. Jensen, Jeanne Avelyn 3. Station, Alice Elaine 4. Bauremeister, Anne Lonise 5. Bloom, Lois Ruth W. H. THOMPSON, Personnel Director WRIGHTS NEW LOCATION Mr. and Mrs. A. Wright and their granddaughter, Bernice, mov ed into their redecorated and re modeled home at 3010 No 26 Street which they are enjoying very much. A good thing to remember is that you can’t save face if you lose your head.