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Vol. 38 No. 23_;_Friday, August 23, 1957_10c Per Copy
Nixon's Progress with Negro
Voter Colled the Greatest
Made by Any Republican
New York, Aug. 19—Vice-Prci
Ident Richard Nixon has made
more progress with the Negro
voter than any Republican in this
century, a national magazine de
Describing Nixon as the smart
est politician in the Republican
party, an article in the new issue
of Look Magazine credited Nixon’s
strides with the Negro voter to
"his keen appreciation for the de
tails of politics.”
"When most other Republicans
wanted to avoid sharpening the
(Negro) issue in the South. Nixon
made it razor-edged,” the article
"First he selected Houston, Tex
as, as the place to recall that he
was an honorary member of the
NAACP. Then he decided not to
shun the Rev. Martin Luther King
. . .' as so many other Republi
cans were doing.
“He arranged to appear with the
controversial preacher in the
South. His purpose: to let all Re
publicans there sec that the Vice
President of the United States
stands without political fear for
the constitutional rights of Negro
Look also cited the first social
event at Nixon's new $70,000
home in Washington which
brought Negro editors, reporters
and officials “through his front
door as guests.”
Omaha, Nebr.—A 28 year old
blonde beauty from Texas will be
one of the six trick and fancy
riders performing at Ak Sar
Ben's World Championship Rodec.
She is Jerry Portwood, descen
dant of a pioneer Arlington Tex-j
as, ranch family, who will be,
making her initial appearance at
the Omaha spectacle.
Dates for the Ak-Sar-Ben Rod
eo, which features Arthur God
frey and his wonder horse, "Gold
ie,” are September 20 through
Miss Portwood, famed for her
movie stunt work, has appeared
at Madison Square Garden and
London Rodeos. She prides her
self as being the most colorful
trick rider in the business and
Invests her earnings m 60 differ
ent and beautiful costumes, Cad
illacs and a trailer for her horse
She owns a 2,000-acre ranch on'
the Salt fork of the Brazos River
and has several outstanding
quarter horses which she uses in
Mail orders for the Ak-Sar-Ben
Rodeo are now being accepted h>
working cattle and trick ridlng.m
the Ak-Sar-Ben General Office,'
Mary Margaret Joseph, age 34
years, of 2004 No. 22 St. expired
Monday August 12, 1057 at her
Mrs. Joseph was a native of
She is survived by her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Joseph; 2 sis
ters, Mrs. Frances Hill and Mrs.
Rosetta Herron; 5 brothers, John
Joseph, Harold, Willie Walter,
and Oscar Joseph; aunt, Mrs. Lulu
Newton of Sioux City, Iowa, 4
nieces; 2 nephews.
Myers Brothers Funeral Ser
By Cof C
The appointment of the final
two chairman of the Chamber of
Commerce committees have been
announced by Fred P. Curt'S,
vice-president and chairman of
the Executive Committee. Named
to head the Armed Forces Com
mittee again this year is Harold
D. LeMar. Taking over as chair
man of the Recreation Committee
is Verne W. Vance.
With the appointment of Messrs
LeMar and Vance, the selection
of the 24 chairmen to carry o»st
the Chamber's 1957-1958 Program
of Work is completed. Mr. Curtis
stated that the reorganization
and initial work by the Commit
tees is currently underway. A'l
committees will swing into full
activity in September with the
opening of the Chamber dining
room, September 3, and the Fall
schedule of Chamber events.
Mrs. Rosa Lee
Mrs. Rosa Lee, age 71 years, of
4422 So. 16th St. expired Tuesday
morning August 20, 1957 at a Lin
coln, Nebraska hospital.
A native of Alabama, Mrs. Lee
came to Omaha in 1918. She ser
ved on theDeaconess Board and
Missionary Board of Bethel Bap
tist Church for over 30 years.
Mrs. Lee was proceeded in
death by her husband Benjamin
F. Lee, who died June lfl, 1957.
She is survived by a host of
nieces and nephews including Mrs.
Lauia Brown of Hartford, Conn.,
Miss Mullissie Lee and Mr. Cary
Lee both of Omaha, and a host of
cousins and other relatives.
Funeral services have been
tentatively arranged for Saturday
morning August 24, 1957 at 10:00
a.m. from the Bethel Baptist
Church with Rev. Curtis Brown
officiating. Interment will be at
Graceland Park Cemetery.
Myers Brothers Funeral Ser
Milestones in Medicine kt Mviwertf Ctmrk j
r for the notion's most prev
/ olent diseose — the common
cold — there is no reol means
of prevention. Millions of dol
^ lari are spent each yeor in
developing vaccines to immu
nize ogoinst America’s sniffles.
The common cold, however, is
not caused by one virus, but
k by many. And until a vaccine
f Is developed that contains all
I the viruses, the yeorly cold
epidemics will continue.
for the country'* tocond motf
prevalent ailment — tooth decay
— there It better newt. Dentol m
retearchert, training a memmoth
battery of up-to-date tcientiflc ^
equipment on Americo't one bib ^1
lion dentol cavilie*. have dit- P
covered tome of the tecrett of I
tooth decoy and what con be L
done about it.
r I I
’ Under a gionl electron micro
•cope, ecpetimenlol teeth ore
•crutiniied by dental espedi to
find out which chemical* in mod
ern denlrrftce* act bed to pre
vent tooth decay. One of the*e
1 it ttonnou* ftuondo. found in one
^ of out newerl toothpaite*. §y
•treagthening tooth enamel
again*! decay, the ttannout
Auorido helo* tooth to la*l a life
STONED HOUSE OF NEGRO
FAMILY NOW WELL PRO
TECTED, NAACP BELIEVES
LEVITTON, Pa., Aug. 15.—
The Bucks County NAACP branch
and an NAACP field secretary ex
pressed confidence here today
that law enforcement officials
recognize their responsibilities
and have established adequat*
measure? to protect the Myers
family, whose home was stoned
on August 13 after they recently
became the first Negro family to
move into this community.
Field Secretary Calvin D. Banks
reported by telephone to the
NAACP national office that “the
better-thinking element in the
community are anxious that this
matter be settled as amicably
possible.” Mr. Banks and Joseph
Bilden of the Bucks County
NAACP met with a group of what
Mr. Banks termed "responsible
persons in the Levitton commun
Police have barred all but res
idents from the area where the
Myers’ home is located. The My
ers' next-door neighbor was quo
ted in press accounts as saying.
"They have a right to live the
same as other Americans. The
violence last night was horrible
I hope it ends.”
Other near neighbors expressed
the belief that the stone-throw
ing was carded out by teen-age
boys from other areas of th* com
munity. The incident occurred af
ter the Myers had left the house.
A picnic for the aged and hand
icapped persons of the various
churches in aud around this com-,
munity will be held Monday Aug
ust 26 from 11 a m. to S p.m. at
the Fontenelle Park. It is being
sponsored by the Cornhuskcr
Lodge 148 for the Handicapped,
the 'Christian Women’s Communi
ty Fellowship Organization and
the Women’s Christian Tempm
free transportation will be
provided from the home to the
park and back. A free dinner
will also be furnished for them
A program will be held to gi*e
them entertainment. Anyone de
siring more information may con
tact these members of the various
Mrs Gertrude Brooks. Gener
al Chairman, AT. 8817.
Mrs. Ester Smith, FL 4066.
Mrs. Anna Burton, WE. 0945.
Mrs. Minnie Dixon, PL. 3309. |
L«vmown, ra. lews) rne dusty
pink ranch styled home of William
Myers, Jr. is still standing, with
no broke windows and no crosses
burning on its lawn. That’s be
cause peaceful citizens of the Dog
wood Hollow section of exclusive
Levittown in Pennsylvania ‘‘don't
^ant no mob violence." They just
understood it to be a white settle
ment and they’ve been pretty up
set ever since Myers and his fam
ily moved in. Myers is a Negro
refrigeration technician in Tren
ton, N. J. who moved into the
three bedroom house with his wife
and three children—but so far is
staying with relatives.
The "model" town, which has
had no rest since they discovered
Myers' nee. talks of nothing else
but freezing him out. They insist
they will never allow their child
re to play with his, or deliver his
papers, or talk to him. One home
owner declared “I came here to
get away from them. I thought
this was a white community. I an,
not running anymore. I will make
The citizens are busy getting
meetings together and gossiping
on their porches and over the
backyard fences of plana and
threats to get the Myers family to
get out. They hope they'll go!
peacefully “If not”, insists one'
housewife, "there'll be violence.” I
At the moment, they lust picnic j
in front of Myers' house and hope
he will be too frightened to move!
in. Another said, “we'll ask the (
Lord to keep him out. If He had,
wanted us to live together He
would have made us *11 one color.” |
Arthur Godfrey Spotlight
Attraction of Ak’s Rodeo
Arthur Godfrey, outstanding
■tar of radio and television, will
•witch his operations from New
York City to Omaha In order to
headline this year’s Ak-Sar-Ben
World Championship Rodeo and
Live Block Show.
This entertainment coup is
Just one of several announced by
3. L. Thurmond, chairman of Ak
Sar-Ben's Rodeo Committee.
“Not only will we have the
No. 1 personage of show busi
ness but we'll also have the serv
ices of the world’s funniest rodeo
clown and the top cowboys of the
entire nation,” Mr. Thurmond de
One Twilight Performance
The Rodeo will begin a 10-day,
11-performance stand at Ak-Sar
Ben Coliseum September 20.
There will be eight evening per
formances at >, two Sunday mat
inee at 2 and one 8unday twi
light performance on September
22 at 6:30 p.m.
Godfrey will put hla famed
Palomino champion, "Goldie,1"
through his paces at the Rodeo
performances and will bring his
entire cast of 80 stars, producers
and technicians to Omaha for his
dally radio and TV shows. At
least one of these shows will em
anate from Ak-Sar-Ben’s world’s
largest 6-H Beef Show.
Due to prior TV commitments,
Godfrey will not be able partici
pate In the final performance of
the Rodeo on Sunday, September
29. In his place will be the top
stars of Omaha’s 10 TV and radio
Also at Ak-Sar-Ben’s Rodeo
will be the man generally con
ceded to be the beat clown in the
arena business, Wilbur Plaugher.
Tall anil lanky, he is an expert
at tantalizing the dangeroua
Brahma bulls. However, he
gained most of his fame as a pro
ducer of new and clever clown
stunts throughout the entire per
$17,SOO Prize Money
Meanwhile, thrills aplenty will
be offered by the cowboys who
are seeking the $17,600 In prize
money. They will match talents
for world's championship points
In the bareback bronc riding,
saddle bronc riding, steer wres
tling, calf roping and Brahma
bull riding contests.
Annual highlights of the show
returning are the Miss Rode*
America regional competition,
the Quarter Horse Show, the
Cutting *>orse Contest, the color
ful Midwest Marching Band
Championships and Ak-Sar-Ben’s
outstanding competition for 4-H
and FFA dairy cattle and 4-H
beet cattle, swine and sheep.
Despite the huge additional
cost of this year's program, Ak
Bar-Ben officials declined an op
portunity to raise the admission
prices, which remain $1.60, $1.80
and $2.60 for reserved seats;
$3.50 for box seats; and $1.20
for standing room.
For the convenience of out-of
town fans, mall orders for tick
ets, with remittance and self
addressed stamped envelope en
closed, will be filled promptly at
the Ak-Sar-Ben office, 201 Pat
terson Bldg.,'Omaha, Nebraska.
Bus. - Ed.
Day To Be
Representatives of some 100
Omaha business firms made final
preparations today (August 15,
for the Omaha Chamber of Com
tion Day. The sixth annual event
will be held on Tuesday, August
At the noon luncheon, at the
Sheraton-Fontenelle Hotel Indi
vidual day-long programs ar
ranged by the firms were discuss,
cd, and final questions and details
ironed out in. preparation for the
Willard Johnson, chairman of
the sponsoring Education Com
mittee of the Chamber, said the
program will attract over 1,650
Omaha public and parochial elem
entary and high school teachers.
This will be the largest number
of educators to visit plants, fac
tories and offices since the annu
al event began. At the individual
firms, the teacher will meet com
pany officials, hear explanation
of business operations and tour
Dr. Harry Burke, Omaha Super
intendent of Schools, will open
the program at at 8:15 a m. at
Central High School. Chamber
President Ralph F.. Svohoda will
discuss the purpose and object' es
of B-I-E Day. Following the open
ing program, pre-arranged groups
will leave Central in chartered
busses for transportation to their
"B-I-E Day creates a better un
derstanding of educational re
quirements in business, and the
operations of Omaha's w*de v: r
lety of offices, plants and factor
ies,” Chairman Johnson condud
LENA HORNE'S MUSICAL
HAS TOP SALES
New York City (CNS) With the
distinction of being the first legit
show of the season, “Jamaica”,
which will star Lena Horne and
Community Playhouse Director
Ken Wilson has a current prob
lem that belongs in a Sultan's
He's looking for four women to
round out his cast for “The Desk
Set" which opens on October 4th
and runs through October 19th.
Included in the list are a plump
and witty career woman, n super
efficient secretary, a "blonde
menace" who can rumba and a
sharp character for the female
"Experience would be a pleas
ant asset,” Wilson confided, "but,
at the moment, I’ll settle for some j
Tryouts for "The Desk Set” will
be continued on Monday, August
19th, at 7:30 p.m. at the Omaha
Community Playhouse, 40th and i
Davenport Streets. The rehearsal
schedule calls for five meetings
per week for the principal roles.
film star Ricardo Montalban, also
leads in advance sales. It has al
ready done $750,000 in advance
sales. This means the show will
run a minimum of six months, re
gardless of notices from the cri
tics. Most of the credit for this
sizable amount is given to theatre
parties which are anxious for the
musical to arriv« It opens Octob
To Hold A
The Church of God in Christ at
1710 N. 25th St., Eider E. C. Coo
per, pastor, plans to have a joint
liaptizing on Sunday, September
1, at 10:00 A. M , at Keilom Pool.,
There will be a few testimonials j
and a brief sermon.
Elder V. Richards of 2014 N*.;
By Geraldine Miller
Lloyd Fuller of Times Magazine
says that an average person con
sumes his own weight in food,
slow down he says, eat only what
you need or else the blood pres
sure will tell on you. Americans
eat more than they need. It only
takes 60c a day to keep us alive.
Millie Parnis Says Black
Millie Parnis fashion designer
says women who would like to
look a little different this fall
should choose a black costume
that will go with everything she
has in her closet. Ladies please
don’t wear black with red she
says unlesss it is played down
with something white. Preferably
a white hat, or white gloves and a
white flower at the neck. French
women she says always wear
black at some time of day. It is
best at night, when you can team
it up with a soft pink satin jack
et, or a midnight blue chiffon
NEW YORK, Aug. 15—A barb
ed wire encampment patrolled
by armed guards who did not per
mit the more than 100 Negroes
confined within to leave the en
closure was among the abuses
discovered in an investigation of
migrant labor conditions in New
York State, Herbert Hill, NAACir
labor secretary, disclosed here to
Reporting on the investigation
which he conducted jointly with
the Rev. Latta R. Thomas, presi
dent of the Elmira, N. Y., NAACP
branch. Mr. Hill announced that
the work will be continued to dis
cover possible violations of fed
eral peonage laws.
The NAACP official reported
that the study of labor camps and
working conditions for migrant
agricultural workers in four up
state New York counties revealed
‘ widespread violations of the re
cently-enacted state laws relating
to migrant agricultural labor.”
The camps invested were in
Chemung, Cayuga, Steuben and
Onondago counties. The barbed
wire encampment was found m
Martiville, N. Y.
‘‘Among the many abuses found
were labor camps consisting of
abondoned farm houses, dilapi
dated shacks and lean-to shanties
without sanitary facilities, non
payment of wages by unscrupu
lous crew leaders, child labor vio
lations and lack of crew leadc.'
registration and labor camp cer
tification as required by state
laws," Mr. Hill reported.
He said the migrant farm work
ers are Negroes brought mainly
from Florida, Georgia and South
Mr. Hill said he had telegraph
ed Isador Lubin, state industrial
commissioner, citing “blatant and
widespread violations of state
laws" and requesting an imme
diate conference to discuss “more
effective investigative and en
forcement activity.” While in up
state New York, he and Mr. Thom
as conferred with state depart
ment of labor officials in Bing
hamton and Syracuse regarding
“more vigorous enforcement of
state laws,” Mr. Hill added.
24th St. will take part in the ser
May we add that there is a Re
vival n wgooing on at 1710
25th. St. Souls are being revived,
We are being blessed of the Loiu.
Truly, the Lord is good. Won t
you accept our invitation and
come, the Lord is able to bless
you with the Holy Ghost.
The prayers of the rightousncss
availeth much. Elder C. C. Cooper,
Tastor; Sis Verna William, Re
SOFTBALL TEAMS GETS
UNIFORMS FROM KLAN
Nashville, TemTTcNS) Empha
tically stating that although the
Klu Klux Klan bought their uni
forms and equipment, they «re
not Klan members, “The Knights”,
a softball team, was entered in the
annual state tournament with 14
other teams, all white.
WATCH FOR THE VIC DAMONE
Next Wednesday Evening At (8)
When the Singing Rage, Johnny
Mathias will sing on his show.
P.S. Don’t Miss It. G. Miller
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Weaver
of 2413 Burdette St. are host and
hostess to Mrs. Weaver’s sister,
Mrs. Nadine Barnett; also her five
children are visiting with her.
They are Nancy. Cynthia, Nover,
Billie Ann, and Rodney Barnett.
Also visiting with her are Mrs.
Ethel Washington and grandson,
Wesley Washington. They will
leave August 3rd.
Mrs. Robinson has just return
ed from a trip to Denver, Color
ado. Mrs. Robinson lives at 2635
Seward St. Mrs. Robinson is a
beautician at Verseis Imporium.
Mr. and Mrs. V. Peirce are
leaving for Southern California
September 1st. They will also
stop over in Los Angeles then to
Las Vegas. Mr. Pierce is the
manager of Gourmet Steak House
and they live at 2226 Pierce St.
Mrs. Versie Bailey is home
from a vacation in New Orleans,
Louisiana. She had a very enjoy
able stay. Mrs. Bailey resides at
2228 Maple St. She is the Owner
of Verises Imporium.
Mrs. Boydd is visiting in Omaha
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Per
kins. She is having an enjoyable
stay here in Omaha.
Mr. and Mrs. Horace Johnson
are here from Tulsa, Oklahoma
to visit Mrs. Beatrice Smith of
2801 Hamilon St. Mrs. Johnson
and her three children, Beverly,
Sylvia and Horace the 3rd. Mr.
and Mrs. Johnson both teach in
the Oklahoma Public Schools.
I CAPA SILLO ETTES TO
September 1st will be the date
for the dance to be sponsored b>
the Capa Silloettes.
The hours are 9 to 1 p.m.
he Band? The Nat Chapmahs
Mrs. Lonnie Thomas is Vice
President. Mrs. William Johnson
and Mrs. Lawrence McVoy are
Co-Chairman of the Committee.
THE DANCE WILL BE HELD
AT THE DREAMLAND BALL
Mary Alice Beashears is visiting
with Mr. and Mrs. Simms in Chi
cago. After her visit in Chicago
she will stop in Detroit, Michigan
before returning home. She makes
her home in Omaha at 2118 No
PILGRIM BAPTIST CHURCH
FLOOR PLAN COMPLETED
The floor plan for the construc
tion of Pilgrim Baptist Church
has been completed. The mem
bers of the church are very happy
about this plan, and thank ail
those who have helped make this
Mr. Bishop Pearl and nephew,
Jimmy Abrams spent a 3 week
tour of Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas
City, California and Mississippi.
They visited many friends. Their
tour was a successful one. Mr.
Jimmy Abrams resides at 2720
Mr. and Mrs. John Bell and
children, Glenda and David vaca
tioned in Denver, Colorado where
they visited Mr. Bell s brother-in
law, Mr. and Mrs. N. M. Cannon.
Then on to Kansas City, Kansas
where they visited Mrs. Bell's sis
ter, Mrs. Dorothy Smith and Mrs.
Bell’s mother. Then to St. Louis,
Mo. where they visited a cousin
of Mr. Bell’s, Marsha Taylor. Mr.
and Mrs. Bell make their home at
2811 Pinkney St.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Hill and
Mr. and Mrs. Harold and children
of Mr. and Mrs. Hill, Charlotte,
William and Clifford motored
to Ardmore, Oklahoma where
they visited friends of Mr. and
Mrs. Hill. While traveling they
stopped in Kansas City to visit
Mr. and Mrs. Hill’s son, Robert
Hill the 3rd. All had an enjoy
able time. Mr. and Mrs. Hill re
side at 1722 No. 28th St. and Mr.
and Mrs. Harold reside at 938 No.
Turners Return From Chicago
Mr. and Mrs. Mack Turner and
son, Bernard have just returned
from Chicago where they visited
friends and relatives. They also
spent a few days in Detroit, and
Cleveland and Indiana. They re
side at 2129 Wirt St.
Mr. and Mrs. Pomerantz and
son, Jeffrey, will vacation in Chi
cago to visit Mr. Pomerantz’s
brother who is the Conservation
Art Driector of the Chicago Mu
seum of Modern Art. Mr. and Mrs.
Pomerantz are recently living in
Omaha. They are former resi
dents of Evansville, Indiana. They
are members of the Beth El, Tem
ple. Their home is at 5204 Cum
ings. Mr. Pomerantz is manager
of the Lerner Shop here in Oma
THE 7 SEAS NOW ARE FEA
TURING A BUFFET STYLE
LUNCHEON EVERY AFTER
NOON. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Tryell arid
children Nina and Danny Tryoll
will visit Mrs. Tryell’s mother and
father, Mr. and Mrs. Romanek in
Duleth, Minnesota. Mr. Tryell is
head bartender at the 7 Seas.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hayes are
expecting guests from Detroit,
Michigan. They plan to stay 2
weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Hayes reside
at 2003 Binney St.
The government now has
$7,330,786,000 of tax money in
vested in surplus crops. It will
cost $374,087,260 just to store
these crops this year.
GLENN CUNNINGHAM J
The postal deficit has cost American taxpayers $5 billion since
World War II. Although I do not believe that the Post Office Depart
ment can ever be operated exclusively like a private business concern,
I do believe it should pay ts own way as much as possible.
New postal rates approved by the House last week will reduce
the deficit greatly and take some of the burden off the taxpayers
supporting that type of mail which does not pay its way.
Incidentally, money from sale of stamps does not go to the Post
Office Department to pay its expenses. All money collected by the
Post Office Department goes into the Treasury. Congress then appro
priates funds from the Treasury to pay Post Office expenses.
• * •
Congress will adjourn shortly. My Omaha office address during
the recess until the next session of Congress in January will be Room
500, Insurance Building, northwest corner of 17th and Famam Streets.
Mail will reach me at that address or at my Washington office, Room
1338 New House Office Building.
I will be happy to see anyone who has a problem, wants informa
tion, or who would just like to talk about Congress and *he'govern
ment in general. So please stop by.
• * •
Many Senators prepared for a filibuster on the civil rights bill,
but their “filibuster equipment” was not needed. Such equipment
included ‘Do Not Dsturb” signs for their offices and cots on which
Senators could catch a few catnaps.
It Is reported that Republicans even worked out shifts so that
one fouith of their members could sleep at home each night if all
night sessions started. Three-fourths of the Senators would still be
available for roll calls and voles. But all the planning was unneces
sary, tor the Senate never did get into all-night sessions.
• • *
The gas company which serves Washington carries a name reminis
ccnt of past days in this old city. The firm is known as the Wash
ington Gas Light Company, and some sections of historic Georgetown
still have gas lights in use for street lighting.
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