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Friday, March 15, 1957 Vol. 38 No. 1 __10c Per Copy
Sammy Safety Guards
Traffic Record From The
• —■ —.
“Sammy Safety" is on duty at
the courthouse as a reminder to
Omahans to "Back the Attack on
An 8 by 4 foot plywood replica
of “Sammy” has been placed on
the courthouse balcony by the
Junior Chamber of Commerce in
a ceremony kicking off the or
ganization’s month-long leader
ship in the Metropolitan Oma^t
Safety Council’s "Back the At
Bob Honke, Jaycee “Back the
Attack” chairman, said a large
board placed beside "Sammy” will
record the number of death free
days in traffic.
The ceremony was attended by
Mayor John Rosenblatt; Police
Chief Harry Green; Traffic In
spector Jean C. Whinnery; James
T. Green, general chairman of the
year long "Back the Attack" ef
fort; Glenn L. Cavanaugh, presi
dent of the Safety Council,
Myron H. (Mike) Milder, presi
dent of the Junior chamber and
Police Commissioner Henry Bo
Looking on from the street was
a Junior Chamber member in one
of the Police department’s traffic
Each Saturday during Marcn,
Jaycecs will ride with officers in
the department's four traffic
cruisers from 6 a.ro. to 6 p.m. to
watch for pedestrian and driver
They will be equipped with
megaphones and will advise per
sons observed in minor violations
on the correct procedure.
The Junior Chamber of Com
merce was named today as the
organisation which will spearhead
the March phase of Omaha’s
"Back the Attack on Traffic Ac
The announcement was made
by James P. Green, "Back the At
tack" chairman for the Metropoli
tan Omaha Safety Council.
Directing the Jaycee campaign
will be Bob Honke, of the Ford
Motor Company, head of the Jun
ior chamber’s traffic safety com
"We plan to emphasize the role
of the traffic officer in keeping
traffic accidents at tf minimum,”
The following list of books has
been added to the Omaha Public
Library recently. Some of them
are on exhibit this week, and any
of them may be reserved Jor home
The Call of the Minaret,” by
"Olympic Cavalcade of Sports,"
by John V. Grombach. An intro
Met at the Y
The quack club held their regu
lar meeting at the North Side Y.
W.O.A., 2710 North 28th Avenue.
During the absence of our Presi- j
dent, Eileen Dudley who is visit-!
ing her parents in Springfield, i
Ohio; our vice-president, Mrs. Au
drey Fitzpatrick is presiding. The
club was opened with the Lord's
Prayer led by Georgia Roberts.
The minutes of the last meeting
were read and approved. Plans!
were discussed for our sixth an
nual Palm Sunday breakfast, Sun-'
day April 14, 1957 at the YWCA
2710 North 28th Avenue. Time
for the breakfast is 7 A M to 1 j
P.M. Donation $1.00 tickets were'
distributed among the members.
The club was represented by
Mrs. Geraldine Gilmer at the Y.
W.C.A. electoral dinner at the
Are Found )
The body of a man tentatively
' identified as Ocie Fudge, 30
years, of 2409 Ohio Street was
discovered in an apartment at
that address about five o'clock
Tuesday evening. The body had
been dead for at least three or
Helen Young, 39, was found
unconscious in the room. She
was taken to the County Hospital
where she expired Wednesday
afternoon. Both bodies are at the
Thomas Funeral Home..
duction to the Greatest Athletic
Show on Earth.
"Thin Edge of the World,” by
Andre Migot. The reflective ad-1
ventures of a French physician on
Kerguelen Island and in the Ant
"Race and Nationality in Ameri
can Life,” by Oscar Handlin.
"The Last Parallel,” a Marine’s
War Journal, by Martin Russ.
"Herb Caen’s Guide to San
Francisco and the Bay Area
Where to go and what to see.
“Far Memory,” the autobiogra
phy of Joan Grant.
"Things Maps Don’t Tell Us,” i
by Armin K. Lobeck.
"Editing and Producing the]
Small Publication," by Edith Hay,
“The American Story,” the age
of exploration to the age of the
Atom, edited by Earl Schenck Mi
“Creative Disciplines,” explora
tions in Awareness, by Toska Tol
Governor Vic^ E. Anderson, Nebraska's Honorary Easter Seal Chairman, examines a »P*C,»I‘
i. equipped bus for transporting handicapped youngsters. The bus to being demonstrated by
Bsymond Watson, Superintendent of Hastings Schools; Victor Smith, President of
de(r for Crinnled Children, and Bobert L. Hunter, Cluirmu Adams County Easter Seal Society,
STL™ Greenland, with Governor Anderson listing. Is being hoisted to, «he floor «™I of the
to. so"hl*°wheel ctudr can be wheeled In and fastened Inside of the school bus. Equipped with
an electric lift “nA provision for wheel chairs, the bos was purchased by the Adams County
Sstosil fLSIr forth* nse by the Hastings Public Schools In transporting children to and
(ran their special school for handlmppcd children. X
Olympic Champs at Melbourne
Champions in the 1956 Olym
piad at Melbourne, Australia,
were among guests of the Atlan
ta Daily World's 100 Per Cent
Wrong Club recently when tri
bute was paid to outstanding
youuK athletes at the Club’s 22nd
All-Sports Jamboree. Among the
athletes honored in Atlanta were
members of the six person wo
men’s track team from Tenncs
see State A. A I. University.
From left they are: Willie B.
White, Greenwood, Mississippi,
silver medalist who placed second
in broad jump; Mae Faggs, Bay
side, N. Y., first woman to com
pete in three consecutive Olym
pics; Margaret Matthews, Atlan
ta, Ga„ Wilma Rudolph, Clarks
ville, Tenn. Lucinda Williams,
Bloomingdale, Ga., and Isabelle
Daniels, Jakin, Ga. Each of the
girls was awarded an “Oscar”
donated by The Coca-Cola Com
pany while the Atlanta Life In
surance Company made other
Opens April 9
at Civic Aud.
Officials of the Omaha Builders
Exchange are planning a dramatic
‘inside job"—but there’s no crim
inal intent. In fact, the public is
invited to view the result.
It’s all a part of the 1957 Home
Show, April 9 through 14 in the
Omaha Civic Auditorium. A com
plete, full-size, 3-bedroom home
will be built inside the auditorium
as one of the main features of the
show. The home will be of con
ventional design, not a prefabrica
Dwight Chandler, chairman of
the show, announced the plans to
day and sdid that the ranch-style
‘show home” will be completely
erected, decorated, furnished, and
landscaped in just four working
days. The home will be ready for
inspection on opening night,
Construction of the full-scale
home will give Home Show visitors
an opportunity to see the latest
innovations in home equipment
and furnishings in a natural set
ting, Chandler explained.
He also reported tnat plans are
underway “to transform the audi
torium’s main arena into a fan
tasy of garden designs and floral
arrangements” as a special feature
for visitors interested in home gar
In addition to the Show Home
and garden area, approximately
150 exhibitors of home equipment
and building products have already
taken space in the Exposition Hall
for the show.' Chandler said sev
eral more filips are expected to
have displays available for the
opening on April 9th.
"The Battles That Changed His
tory,” by Fletcher Pratt.
“Your Child’s Speech,” a prac
tical guide for parents for the
first five years, by Flora Rheta
“Imprints on History: book pub
lishers and American frontiers,”
by Madeleine B. Stern.
Mrs. Anna Lee Johnson, 73
years, 1406 North 23rd Plaza,
passed away Thursday afternoon,
March 7th at her home. Mrs.
Johnson had been a resident of
Omaha forty-three years.
She is survived by one son,
Mr. Isaiah Willes, Omaha; daugh
ter, Mrs. Ruby Mathews, Des
Moines, Iowa; mother, Mrs.
Rachel Coleman, Omaha and
other relatives. The Rosary was
recited Sunday evening at the
Thomas Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held at
8:30 onday morning, March 11th
from St. Benedict's Catholic
Church with Father Charles
Keer, S. J. officiating. Burial
was at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Starts Mar. 18
Registration for the YWCA
spring program and classes begins
on March 18th at the Central
Building, 506 South 17th Street.
Early Registration is urged.
Classes will begin the week of
March 25, both afternoon and eve
ning, for women and girls and
men also, and will include:
Painting and sketching, Mrs.
Stanley Davies; ballroom dancing
both beginning and intermediate
for teen-agers and adults, Frank
Fochek; swimming, beginning, in
termediate and recreational at
YMCA pool; sewing and tailoring,
Mrs. Clyde Minteer and Mrs. Rob
ert Nakadoi; Modern dance, Mrs.
Arch Templeton; conversational
Spanish, Mrs. Reid Cameron;
bridge classes, Mrs. E. B. Seidel,
Mrs. G. G. Holeman, Mrs. C. F.
Rignall, Mrs. R. N. Gould and Hu
bert Stamp; leathercraft, Mrs. Will
■ iam Linsley; bowling, Mrs. Ann
IVajgert; judo, Mel Bruno; horse
back riding, Florence Stables; cer
amics, Mrs. R. L. Mason; fencing,
Dayton Rasmussen; tennis, Dewey
iPark; golf, Pounder’s Driving
Range; trim gym, Miss Mary Ann
Larsson; and r&und dance work
shop, Mrs. Orville Smith.
For a folder with complete de
tails call the YWCA, JA 2748.
Due to public response, another
series of free Amateur Radio class
es will be offered by World Radio
Laboratories. These courses will
be in two fields. One, the prepar
ation for the Novice Class Amateur
Radio License examination, will
begin on Tuesday, February 12,
and will meet each Tuesday and
Thursday evening from 6:30-8:30
for four weeks. Upon completion
of the course, the student will take
the examination to obtain his op
erator’s license and station call
letters. Anyone, male or female,
who is a citizen of the United
States and who has never held an
Amateur Radio License of any
class is eligible.
The second course is available
only to those who currently hold
Novice or Technician Class Ama
teur Radio Licenses, and will pre
pare the student for taking the
General Class Amateur Radio Lic
ense examination. These classes
begin Wednesday, February 6, and
will be held each Wednesday and
Friday evenings from 0:30-8:30 for
Registration for either class may
be made by contacting Jim Noland
at World Radio Laboratories. The
number of students In each course
will be limited in order to make it
possible to give maximum atten
tion to individual members.
To Gold Coast Celebrations
Miss Etta Moten will accom
pany her husband, Claude A.
Barnett, Director of the Asso-j
dated Negro Press to Gold Coast
in Africa for the celebration
March 6 when that country be-1
comes the new and independent
nation of Ghana.
Miss Moten will represent
NBC WMAQ and expects to se
cure tape recordings for use on
her radio show which emanates
from Chicago. Recently she
toured Haiti with Mr. Barnett
and her recordings of interviews
with the most important people
of Haiti are making enjoyable
listening for her radio listeners.
Here Febr. 17
James A .Starks, age 26 years,
of 5213 So. 29th St., was killed in
a shooting spree Febr. 17, 1957.
A native of Waxahachie, Texas,
Mr. Starks moved to Omaha in
He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Lorraine Starks; step-son, Richard;
mother, Mrs. Leonia Starks; three
sisters, Mrs. Mae Frances Harris,
Miss Vera Lee Starks, Mrs. Marva
Lee Russell; four brothers, Ruben,
Elmer Glen, Warner and Amos, all
of Omaha; two aunts, Mrs. Beatrice
Smith of Sepulpa, Okla., Mrs. Susie
Lee Woods of D.*nison, Texas; un
cle, . D. Driver of Denison, Texas.
Funeral services were held Mon
day' February 25, 1957 at 2:00
P.M. from the Mt. Olive Baptist
Church with Rev. J. O. White offi
ciating assisted by Rev. L .A. Par
ker, W. A. Walls and Rev. G. S.
McCoy of Charleston, Mo. Inter
ment was at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Pallbearers Messrs J. Smart, M.
Javandcs, E. Graves, V. Hawkins,
D. Bishop and E. Williams.
Myers Brothers Funeral Service.
Mrs Ida Glover, nge 76 years, of
654 No. Saddle Creek Road, ex
pired Sunday, February 24, 1957
at a local hospital.
A native of Mammouth, Illinois,
she came to Omaha in 1906.
She is survived by her son,
James Glover of Omaha and a
host of nieces, nephews and other
Funeral services were held
Thursday, Frebruary 28, 1957 at
2:00 p.m. from the St. John A.M E.
Church with Rev. McCoy Ransom
officiating. Interment was at
Graceland Park Cemetery.
I Pallbearers Messrs Jewell Rose,
i Walter Carter, Russell Reese, An
drew Johnson, Royal Speese and
Myers Brothers Funeral Service.
Mrs. Ida Henry
Mrs. Ida Henry, 77 years, pass
ed away Sunday at the home ol
her sister-in-lew, Mrs. Queer
Barber, 2720 Decatur St. Mrs
Henry had only been a residen
of Omaha for one week, havinj
been a resident of Topeka, Kan
sas for a number of years.
She is survived by one daugh
ter, Mrs. Katherine Manley, 0
maha; son, Mr. Thomas M. Hen
ry, Minneapolis, Minn.; sister
Mrs. Nora Tolson, Los Angeles
Calif.; three granddaughters
eleven great grandchildren, on<
niece and one nephew.
Funeral services have tntative
ly been arranged for ten o’clocl
Thursday morning from Imman
ul Community Church with thi
Rev. E. F. Ridley officiat'ni
with burial at Mt. Hope Ceme
tery and arrangements by thi
Thomas Funeral Home.
W. A. Richardson, veterai
radio writer and producer witl
the British Broadcasting Com
pany, is currently presenting i
series of programs over the BB(
in the British West Indies. Rich
ards joined the BBC in August
1951, as West Indies producei
and was promoted to feature:
! producer, overseas department
two years later. He is a gradu
ate of King's College, Londoi
| University, where he took i
M.A. degree. (ANP)
Friends Of Charter Oppose
$3000 Pay Increase
To The Councilmen
CORINTH BAPTIST TO
The Corinth Baptist Church
i will celebrate the Second Anni
1 versary of its pastor, the Rev. J.
Andrew Thompson, Sunday, Mar.
; 17, 1957, at 3:00 P.M.
The Rev. Z. W. Williams, pas
: tor of Morning Star Baptist
Church, will bring the message
and his choir will furnish music.
Other ministers and laymen will
participate in the program.
There will be a reception at
5:00 P.M., honoring Rev. and
Mrs. Thompson. The public is
invited to attend both the 3:00
o’clock service and the reception.
| Elvis J. Stahr, Jr., Executive Di
i rector of the President’s Commit- j
I tee on Education Beyond the High
| School, announced today the dates
I and sites of five regional educa- j
tional conferences being sponsored
by the President’s Committee. The ’
scheduled conferences follow:
FAR WEST: San Francisco,
! April 10-11; Dr. Harold L. Enar
' son, Director of the Western Inter
state Commission on Higher Edu
cation, conference director;
j SOUTH: Louisville, Kentucky,
! April 23-25; Dr. John E. Ivey, Jr.,
Director of the Southern Regional
; Education Board chairman;
j MID-ATLANTIC: New York, N.
Y., April 30-May 1; Dr. Carroll V.
Newscom, President of New York
I MIDWEST: St. Louis, Missouri,1
May 9-10; Dr. B. L. Dodds, Dean of
the College of Education, Univer-.
sity of Illinois, chairman;
NEW ENGLAND: Boston, Mass.,
May 13-14; Mrs. Charles Kerby- j
Miller, Dean of Radcliffe College .
The conferences are designed to
focus on tue major problems of j
post-high school education rele- j
'vant to each region, to stimulate
! planning and action on these prob-j
lems, and to advise the President’s
Committee of their findings.
| Mrs. Laura Lawshee, 86 years,
■ 2715 Parker Street, passed away
: Tuesday February 26th at a local
Mrs. Lawshee had been a resi
| dent of Omaha fifteen years, and
was a member of Zion Baptist
She is survived by two daughters,
, Mrs. Helen, Bradley, Mrs. Annie
. Washington of Omaha, two sons
. Mr. Simon Stallsworth, Seypell,
1 Arkansas, Mr. Clarence Lawshee,
^West Memphis, Arkansas, two
' brothers, Mr. Leonard Richard
■ son, Memphis, Tennessee, Mr.
' Jeff Richardson, Hardworth, Mis
! sisssippi, twelve grandchildren,
' thirteen great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
! Tuesday afternoon March 5th
j from Zion Baptist Church with
| the Rev. F. C. Williams officiat
assisted by the Rev. J. H. Rey
nolds, The Rev. J. C. Wade. Hon
orary bearers, Mr. Charles Pan
1 key, H. Combs, active bearers,
Mr. C- 1\ Willis, Frank Sanders,
J. Voner, A. R. Baltimore, Robert
Popps, H. H. Avant. Burial was
at Forest Lawn Cemetery with ar
rangements by the Thomas Fun
Mrs. Georgia (Willa) Ray, of
2923 Erskine St., expired Sunday,
March 3, 1957 at a local hospital.
A native of Higginsville, Mo.,
| Mrs. Ray came to Omaha in 1899,
and had been a faithful member of
,'St. John A.M.E. Church for many
She is survived by two brothers,
, Isiah and Alonzo Jackson of O
i maha; step-son, Leon Ray and step
. daughter, Mrs. Florine Baptiste of
Chicago, 111.; grand step-son, Her-'
! bert Ray of Chicago, EL; seven
i nieces and Six nephews.
• Funeral services tentatively ar
' ranged for Thursday, March 7,
, 1957 at 2:00 p.m. from the St.
i John A.M.E. Church.
Myers Brothers Funeral Service.
March 12 — The “7 Friends of
the Charter,” candidates for tho
new city council, today filed
suit in District Court to stop a
proposed amendment to the city
charter which would increase
the pay of city councilmen un
der the new charter from $3,000
The petition asks for an in
junction against the placing of
the proposed amendment, creat
ed by the present city council
December 26, 1956, on the April
The plaintiffs, N. Phil Dodge,
James J. Dworak, Mrs. Kenneth
T. Graham, Sam W. Reynolds,
Wray M. Scott, A. V. (Al) Soren
sen and Harry Trustin, contend
that the ordinance is invalid.
A joint statement by the 7
Friends of the Charter said, “The
citizens of Omaha approved the
new city charter. The charter
they approved contained a pro
vision to pay members of the city
council $3,000. This salary pro
vision was debated thoroughly
by the delegates to the Charter
Convention who were elected by
the people, during the four
months the charter was being
written. The $3,000 figure was
considered adequate. This a
mount was approved by the vot
“Now, despite this approval,
the present city council is at
tempting to raise this salary
even before the Charter has had
an opportunity to be put into
“The 7 Friends of the Charter
believe the new charter should
be established exactly as ap
provd by the voters and do not
favor an increase in salary for
'fhe petition pointed out that
increasing the salaries of Coun
cilmen would result in an illegal
expenditure of $21,000 per year
if the proposal is approved at
The ordinance, No. 19136, pro
vides that a special election be
held to pass upon the question of
raising the salary of Council
men, under the new city charter,
from $3,000 to $6,000 per year.
The suit filed today challenges
the manner in which the ques
tion is proposed for a vote.
A section of the new charter,
which went into effect January
1, 1957, requires that the in
creased cost to the taxpayers and
the source of the revenue for an
increased expenditure be identi
fied, and that the ballot must al
so include a proposition to in
crease the mill levy sufficiently
to pay the cost of the larger sal
The ordinance attacked, wtucn
did not become effective until
January 10, 1957, did not provide
for these measures. Members of
the city council who voted for
the ordinance were Henry Boe
sen, Arthur J. Hansen, William
Milner and Simon A. Simon.
Mayor John Rosenblatt and War
ren Swigart voted against it.
The 7 Friends of the Charter
asked for a temporary and per
manent injunction to restrain the
placing of the measure on the
ballot, -and for a declaratory
judgment finding the ordinance
to be invalid.
Thomas P. Leary, attorney for
the 7 Friends of the Charter,
•said a hearing on a temporary
injunction will be held in Dis
trict Court sometime before the
April 2 election.
Named as defendants were
Herman E. Kuppinger, election
commissioner; The City of O
maha; M. J. Dineen, Jr., city
clerk, Samuel Howell, city treas
urer; Franklin Dinges, city con
troller; the mayor and the pres
ent members of the city council.
Mrs. Elizabeth Hutchens, 68
years, 2510 Hamilton Street, pass
ed away Monday, March 11th.
Mrs. Hutchens had been a resi
dent of Omaha sixty years. She
was a former member of St.
John's AME Church.
Mrs. Hutchens is survived by
two nieces, Mrs. Lavera Williams
of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Glen
na (Dolly) Dunson, Omaha; nep
hew, Mr. Joe Rice, Chicago, 111.
Funeral services have been set
for Friday afternoon from the
Thomas Funral Home.
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