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Shooting Of Negro Farmer Stirs Columbus Citizens
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Incident Follows Failure To Produce
Money On Client’s Demand
Say Civil Suit May Be Filed Following
Action On Criminal Charge
JACKSON, Miss., June 7—
(DSN)—Rev. Cleveland L. O’Ban-!
nion widely known Preacher and
Real Estate man here, according to
reports was arrested Saturday af
ter being indicted on a charge of
embezzlement of money collected
by him from the sale of property I
in which he acted as agent.
According to reports he was re- j
leased Sunday after bond had been
posted pending further action in
the case.
The indictment against Rev. O’- j
Pannion, according to reports, was ;
filed by Mr. Louie E. Brame, white,
a large scale real estate operation
for whom Rev. O’Bannion was act
ing as agent.
The indictment is reported to
have followed the discovery by Mr.
Brame that purchasers of his prop
erty were holding receipts for pay
ments of money dating several j
months back paid to R<*v. O’Ban
nion as collecting agent which had
not been remitted to him.
The sum involved is reported to
amount to around $500.00.
According to reports, the dis
crepancy in the accounting of Rev.
O’Bannion was discovered by Mr.
Brame several weeks ago when he
called upon purchasers of his prop
erty to talk to them about the de
linquency in their payments who
produced receipts signed by Rev.
O’Bannion for the payments.
Upon the discovery Mr. Brame
is reported to have demanded the
money from Rev. O’Bannion who
at the time failed to produce the
sum involved. Mi. Brame there
(Continued on Page Five)
Suits Filed For
Admission To
Univ. of Alabama
BIRMINGHAM, July 8 — The
expected suit to force the Uni
versity of Alabama to admit two
Negro students was filed in the
U. S. District Court here on Fri
The suit, sponsored by the Ala
bama State Conference of NAACP
branches, was filed on behalf of
Misses Polly Anne Myers aid
Autherine J. Lucy by Attorney
Arthur D. Shores.
An injunction against the uni
(Continued on Page Eight)
N. H. Harness, above. Worshipful
Master, St. James Lodge No. 114,
Kins Hiram Masonic Grand Lodge
which will observe its 1th Anni
versary here, Sunday, August 2,
at the Christian Church.
First Alaska
Negro Scout To
Attend Jamboree
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, July 9—
Curtis Robinson, a junior high j
school student and member of the J
Salvation Troop of the Anchorage!
Boy Scouts, is scheduled to leave j
’or California early in July to at-;
tend the annual Boy Scout Jam-1
boree. As fas as is known, Curtis j
vill be the first Negro from j
Alaska to attend this annual event. \
When it was made known that
voung Robinson wanted to attend
the Jamboree, a benefit was spon
sored to raise the funds for his ex
penses. The amount raised was j
’ess than half the sum required, j
That meant that he would be dis- !
appointed or that his parents would !
be forced to foot the bill of about!
When the youth’s plight was j
made known to Mrs. Gula Swan
son, often called “Anchorage’s
First Lady,” she teamed up with
(Continued on Page Five)
Prisoners Released, Eighty Huts
Burned As Tribesmen Renew
Fight For Self Determination
Nairobi, Kenya, July 7—For the
first time in several weeks the
Mau Mau attack with renewed
vigor over the weekend and over
whelmed a Kikuyu home guard
post, burned it down and released
Mau Mau prisoners held there.
At least two other posts were
attacked, 80 natives huts burned,
native shops looted and seven
Kikuyu guards were reported
killed and three wounded.
A bridge was destroyed and
roadblocks were thrown across
roads leading to the area in the
Kikuyu reserve in which the at
tacks occurred.
The indications were that there
must have been a combined Mau
(Continued on Page Eight)
Seeks More
Johannesburg, South Africa, July
7.—Absolute segregation between
the whites and non-whites on Jo
hannesburg Transport system has
been demanded by Nationalist
members of the all-white City
Council here. To carry out Prime
Minister Daniel Malan’s apartheid
policy, they want no Negroes, per
sons of mixed blood or East Indian
(Continued on Page Seven)
600 Negro Farmers
Attend Hinds County
Annual Field Day
Pres. Boswell Stevens,
Miss. Farm Bureau,
Guest Speaker
OAKLEY, Miss., July « —
(Special) — Six hundred Negro
farmers of Hinds county observed
Annual Field Day on July 2. They
began their observation with - a
tour of the Oakley Experiment
Station under the supervision of
Director Gill.
On this tour they had oppor
tunity to observe proper pasture
development and livestock produc
tion. Mr. Gill pointed out that
the success of a pasture depends
upon proper fertilization, proper
seeding and controled grazing,
when necessary. He also stated
that 'ihev are not to become dis- 1
(Continued on Page Five)
Harper Baptist
Seminary To
Conduct Annual
Bible Institute
Harper Baptist Seminary, Mag
nolia. Miss., will conduct its annual
Bible Institute, Sunday School
Training1 Union Congress and Va
cation Bible School, Monday, July
13 through Friday, July 24. Mon
day through Friday of each week
from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day.
There will be featured Friday, Julv
17, the first “Rural Church And
Farm Conference Day,” presenting
many very helpful and practical
subjects by able speakers under
the direction of Mr. A. Marks, Pike
County Negro Farm Agent.
Harper Baptist Seminary ser
vices all of Southwest Mississippi
and North Louisiana. The Semi
(Continued On Page Eight)
No Bond Issue For
Building Brookhaven
Negro School
BROOKHAVEN, Miss., July 6.—
(Special)—Bids will be received
July 29 for the construction of the
new Negro elementary school here,
Sidney Penn, president of the board
)>f trustees of the Brookhaven
Separate School District, an
The hoard Wednesday night of
(Continued on Page Eight)
Negro Chemist
Elected To Head
Chicago Scientists
Chicago, July 6.—Dr. Lloyd A.
Hall, an outstanding chemist and
executive in the food industry and
technical director of the Griffith
Laboratories, manufacturing chem
ists, last week was elected chair
man-elect of the Chicago chapter,
American Institute of Chemists.
(Continued on Page Two)
White Woman Files
$50,000 Suit On
Bus Seating
white woman Friday named two
bus companies and one bus driver
in $50,000 law suit, on the grounds
that she was put off a bus when
she refused to sit in the Negro sec
tion at the rear of the bus.
Mrs. Beatrice White, of Mont
gomery, W. Va., claims she board
ed a Greyhound bus at Birming
ham last July 5, enroute to Blue
field, W. Va., and in Knoxville
the driver told her to go to the
(Continued on Page Eight)
BEAUTY CONTEST WINNERS: In the above picture is seen the
winners of a Bathing Beauty Contest recently held at Brown Stadium
after a game between the Veteran Blue Sox and the Jackson Cubs. At
left is Miss Marva Ella Stubbs, who was crowned “Miss Veteran Blue
Sox of 1953. At right Miss Juanita Stubbs who was crowned “Miss
Jackson Cubs of 1953".
Perry Howard To
Speak In Mound
Bayou Sunday
State’s Historic
All-Negro Town
To Observe
Founder’s Day
MOUND BAYOU, Miss., May 7
(Special)—Perry W. Howard, Re
publican National committee-man
for the state of Mississippi and the
only Negro member of the com
mittee .whose group the so-called
Black and Ten Republicans of the
state has been engaged in a. legal
battle since they were prohibited
(Continued on Page Six)
St. James Lodge
Of M. W. King
Hiram Grand
Of Masons To
Celebrate Its
4th Anniversary
111. Clarence Winters,
Grand Secretary,
To Be Honored
The Officers and Members of St.
James Lodge No. 114, located at
1400 Cleveland Street, Jackson,
(Continued on Page Two)
AME Church Plans Home For Aged
Ministers; Convalesing Home And
Orphanage To Be In Mound Bayou
Mound Bayou, Miss., June 7—
(Special) — The Eighth Episcopal
Dsitrict of the African Methodist
Episcopal Church, which comprises
the states of Mississippi and Lou
isiana has adopted a plan to build
a Home for Aged Ministers, an
Orphanage, and a Conversing
Home in Mound Bayou and has al
ready started the campaign to
raise funds to finance the build
nig of the huge project.
The plan and project was adopt
ed at a meting of the Laymen of
the District held here last Thurs
day with the backing of Bishop
H. Thomas Primm, the Presiding
Bishop of the Eighth Episcopal
District, presided over by Dr. E. O.
Pierce of Monroe, Louisiana, Presi
dent of the Eighth District Lay
men’s Movement.
The plan and project was receiv
ed with the greatest enthusiasm
by those attending the meeting and
immediately Mayor B. A. Greene,
of Mound Bayou, who is a promi
pent AME Layman announced his
donation of a ten-acre tract of
(Continued on Page Six)
Something: new, vital and chal
lenging is happening to 30 princi
pals and six staff members in the
first principals’ workshop on Jack
son College campus to be made
up entirely of college graduates.
The principals are products of
many colleges: Alcorn, Jackson,
Knoxville, Lane, Rust, and Touga
i loo.
For six weeks they will create
a stimulating learning environment
for themselves in order to be able
during the next school year to
create a more stimulating learn
ing environment for teachers and
children in Mississippi towns such
as: Terry, Vicksburg, Durant,
Femwood, Brook haven, Greenwood,
(Continued on Page Six)
Catholics Obey Order
Ending Segregation
Mixed Services Held
In North Carolina
Without Incident
Raleigh, N. July fi.—(SrieciaU
—Negro and white Catholics last
week beor.an attending mixed ser
vices without incident in line with
an order hy Bishop Vincent S.
Waters for the merger of congre
gational worship in Catholic
churches in the Raleigh diocese.
The order of Bishop Waters fol
lowed by several weeks one calling
for merger of white Holy Redeemer
and colored St. Benedict at New
ton Grove, N. C. A near riot and
a decrease in attendance greeted
the order for the merger of the
two churches. However, the sub
sequent order ending segregation
in all Catholic churches in the dio
(Continued on Page Eight)
Religious Groups
End Jim Crow At
Ft. Worth Parks
Waco, Texas, July 7—Represen
tatives of two religious group last
week succeeded in opening Ft.
Worth city parks to Negroes.
Colored residents of Fort Worth
nreviously had been admitted to
Forest Park, one of the city parks,
only on June 19, Emancipation
Dav. At all other times, they
could not go.
Leading the fight for integration
at all city parks was a joint com- \
mittee including the Fort Worth
Interdenominational Ministers Al
liance and the Baptist Ministers
Union. Under the leadership of '■
the Rev. Prince F. Jackson, pastor !
of Allen Chapel AME church, the!
committee this year urged Negroes
to stay awav from Forest Park ;
(Continued on Page Two)
Ku Kluxers
Declare War On
Columbus, Ga., July 7 — *Bill
Hendrix, recently resienr*'* »•••*» nd
dragon of the Florida Ku Klux
Klan, last week announced that
klansmen from six states met here
secretly and declared all-out war
on integration.
Some 299 klansmen and sym
pathizers attended the meeting
from Georgia, Pennsylvania, Mis
souri, South Carolina, Florida and
Ohio, according to Hendrix, who
recently announced his resigna
tion as head of the Florida klan
and called on his followers to do
(Continued on Page Three)
Teachers Get
Jobs Pending
Supreme Court
Charleston, S. C., July 7 —
Public school teachers in St. Paul
School district are assured of a
job until the U. S. Supreme court
renders a decision on the constitu
tionality of segregation in the na
(Continued on Page Five)
2 Negro Physical
Therapists Work
At Swank Hospital
Nashville, Tenn., July 7 — Two
persons among the comparatively
small group of Negroes trained and
registered as physiotherapists in
the U. S. are now supervising phy
sical therapy units at the swank
Riverside Sanitarium and Hospital
on the Cumberland overlooking
The specialists are Miss Amalia
(Cpntinued on Page Two)
Report No Arrest Or Investigation
Following Brutal Incident
Say U. S. Department Of Justice Has
Been Asked To Investigate Case
ER: In the above picture is Miss
Allie Louise Almore of this city
who was the past term's Most
Popular Teacher in the Public
School at Shaw, Mississippi, where
she sponsored the Sixth Grade
Class. She is now the Supervisor
of a Recreation Camp at Cleveland,
Powell Says
Eisenhower To
Issue FEPC Order
WASHINGTON, July 8 — Rep
Adam Clayton Powell (D.), N. Y.
said Friday that President Eisen
hower soon will issue an order
setting: up fair employment prac
tices commission for companies
handling government contracts.
The White House, however, re
fused comment on Powell’s state
ment which was made in a speech
prepared for delivery in the House.
The Negro Congressman said
the anti-discrimination order is a
part of a drive which he believes
has “segregation on the run.”
The order, according to Powell
would he similar to those issued
(Continued on Page Two)
, COLUMBUS, Miss., July 7.—
(DSN)—The leading Negro citi
zens along1 with the leading white
citizens of this up-coming north
east Mississippi town are reported
as having become deeply concei ed
| find aroused as never before over
the brutal shooting here several
days ago of a Negro farm owner.
King Ransom, a Lowndes County
Negro who lives on his own farm
about five miles west of Columbus
in the Motley community, was way
laid and shot Thursday, June 25,
about 5:30 p.m. by' a Lowndes
i County white planter, William
j Taylor, who also lives near the
Motley community. The shooting
was witnessed by Tom Evans, his
companion, another wnite man,
; »vho also lives near the Motley
community near Highway 82 West.
According to reports the shoot
ing was the aftermath of an inci
dent that took place in Columbus
about 10 a.m., Thursday, June 25.
It was reported that Ransom had
his wagon and mules parked near
the Pollard Blacksmith Shop near
the Tombigbee River bridge while
he trimmed the hoofs of his mules
with a pair of shears. During the
process of trimming the hoofs of
! one of the mules, the mule tempor
arily got off balance and accident
ally pushed the wagon backward
as a result of which the wagon
humped the car owned by William
Taylor, which was parked near the
blacksmith shop. Taylor’s car was
slightly damaged. Taylor then
threatened to whip Ranson, and
told King Ransom to get rid of his
shears with which he was trimming
the hoofs of his mules. Ransom
refused to put the shears dowp, as
a result of which Taylor did not
make good at that time his threat
to whip him. However Ransom as
sured Taylor that he was willing
to pay the cost of having his car
repaired and suggested that he
take the car to a mechanic. The
car was taken to the Pontiac deal
ers in Columbus and was repaired
at a cost of $8.40. The amount of
$8.40 was paid by Ransom to the
Pontiac dealers. Taylor then ex
pressed to at least two other people
other than King Ransom that he
(Continued on Page Five)
St. Louis Daily Blasts Dulles
For Removal Of Book By White
ST. LOUIS, July 7.—Comment- ;
ng caustically on Secretary of :
State John Foster Dulles’ telegram ;
:o Walter White assuring the NA j
\CP leader that no order had been j
ssued to remove his books from !
:he shelves of State Department i
ibraries overseas, the St. Louis !
Post-Dispatch said in an editorial, ;
>n June 29:
John Foster Dulles owes more
Jian a telegram to Walter White,
vho happened to be in a position
:o make Mr. Dulles apologize ab
jectlv. Secretary Dulles owes more
than apologies to Alan Barth, Bert
Andrews, Gen. Stilwell, Langston
Hughes, the Lynds and many other
authors. He owes a full and
prompt accounting to the American
people. Never before has there
been any such trampling of free
dom of thought under the author
ity of the United States Govern
ment. This “burning of the books’
is the most grievous of the blun
ders since Jan. 20 and it is not
(Continued on Page Six)
Shreveport Bullies Get $250 Fine And
Jail Sentence For Beating Negro
Alleged Policemen Were Seeking
To Collect $700 Owed Finance Co.
Shreveport, La., July 7. — The
practice of loan company collector?
using violence on Negro borrowers
who became delinquent in their
navments received i setback in
Hitv Court last week when Judge
Ruvinn D. Hendricks sentenced
three white men for hatterv on a
Negro man. Judge Hendricks de
scribed the offense as “one of the
most vicious cases ever to come be
fore me.”
The three men sentenced in con
nection with the May .10 beating of
Roosevelt Williams, were S. D.
Jesey, 27, W. E. Allen. 27, Bossier
City, La., and W. E. Miller, 27, all
collectors for local finance com
Each was ordered to pay $250
or serve six months in jail on de
fault of navment, and to serve 90
days in fail.
According to testimonv, Miller
and Allen, employees of the Fam
ily Finance Company, went to a
baseball game on the night of May
30 and were joined bv Jesev, an
Employee of the Asco Loan Co.
The trio left the game between
11 and 12 p.m. and drove to Wil
liams’ home to see about an ac
count of some $700 Williams al
legedly ower Family Finance.
Williams testified that the men
came on the poirh of his house and
one represented himself as a po
(Continued on Page Five)

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