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j^rri Jackson Advocate
Charles S. Johnson Cites Conflict
Between Opposing Cultures
African Missionary Tells
Of Chaos In Homeland
NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 13.—
Church-goers, immaturity and ra
cial hate are among the chief
boosters of prejudice and are hurt
ing the cause of democracy speak
ers declared here last week at the
10th Annual Race Relations Insti
tute at Fisk University.
Some 30 consultants and 100
community leaders from 20 states
are attending the famed Race Re
lations Institute which opened
June 2 and is now in progress.
In America, people who go to
church regularly are more biased
than non-church-goers, Dr. Gordon
W. Allport, noted phvchologist
and professor at Harvard Univers
ity, declared. He explained, how
ever, that a person with true faith
in God experiences “a sharp re
duction in whatever race and cul
tural prejudices” he had before.
Dr. t'harles S. Johnson, president
of Fisk and a noted sociologist,
told the Institute that although
Americans have accepted the con
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Central African
Federation Stirs
Racial Troubles
13 — Britain’s attempt to create
a Central Africa federation by
joining Southern and Northern
Rhodesia with Nyasaland is already
meeting with racial trouble. It is
believable by experts, this crisis
may duplicate the racial struggles
ot the Union of South Africa and
Whites in Southern Rhodesia,
which is the dominant partner of
the federation, have formed a new
political party to “ins'ure” the
status of whites in Central A fried*
and press for “territorial” segre
gation of whites and Negroes.
Meanwhile an inflamable prob
lem is developing in Nyasaland,
and to some extent in Northern
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picture is that of Mrs. Aurelia N.
Young, of Jackson, who was a
warded the honorary degree of
Doctor of Music at the recent com
mencement of Campbell College
here. She is a gradutae of Wil
berforce University and instructor
in music theory at Jackson Col
lege. She is the wife of Attorney
Jack H. Young.
Charge Florida
Police Chief
With Murder
ALACHUA, Fla., July 13 —
The local chief of police here last
week was arrested and charged
with murdering a Negro.
He is Robert P. Owens, held for
the murder of Frank Johnson, 43.
whose beaten body was found near
a night club.
It was first believed that John
son had been shot, but an autopsy
showed that blunt and sharp in
struments inflicted the deadly
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Memphis Negroes Seek Aid Of Mayor
In Halting Bombings In City’s
Residential Districts
Blast Victims Determined To Stand Ground
MEMPHIS, July 13 — In the
wake of a bombing of a Negro’s
home here recently, a delegation
of colored people last week with
Frank T. Tobey, mayor of the
city, in an attempt to iron out dif
ficulties arising when whites op
pose integrated neighborhoods.
The meeting took place as local
police conxinued to investigate the
bombing of the home of Wren
Williams and his family of five,
located in a formerly all-white sec
News Guild Passes
Resolution To
Drop Race Tags
BOSTON, July 13.—Racial and
religious tags about persons in
news stories should be dropped.
A resolution to this effect was
passed here last week by the
American Newspaper Guild-CIO
at its 20th annual convention.
Some 250 delegates representing
27,000 newsmen and women
throughout the nation passed the
resolution for a cause which Ne
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tion. A homemade bomb shattered
windows and lossened shingle
boards in the home. No one was in
jured, however. The house is ore
of seven recently sold to colored
Prior to the bombing, a delega
iton of white residents visited the
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Negro Outstanding
Washington Pupil
WASHINGTON, July 13 — Ed
ward David Crockett Jr. last week
had the distinct honor of being
selected the most outstanding jun
ior pupil in Washington’s public
and private high schools.
Crockett, a 15-year-old Dunhar
high school pupil, was selected by
the Washington Post of the Vet
erans of Foreign Wars.
The VFW certificate of merit
and an engraved gold wrist watch
was given to Crockett at the an
nual encampment of the district
department of the VFW in the
commerce department auditorium.
Crockett is the son of Dr. and
Mrs. Edward David Crockett.
State Baptist
5onv. To Hold
35th Session
In Cleveland
Convention Sets
$79,000 Goal
Greenville, Miss., July 14th —
Special)—The General Missionary
Japtist State Convention of Mis
issippi will open its 65th annual
session with the Baptist Churches
)i Cleveland, Miss., July 21-24
1953, President H. H. Hume stated
here this week.
The Baptist Convention has foi
ls fixed eroal $79,000.00 to be used
or the expansion, maintenance and
teachers’ salaries at Natche?.
Tunior Colleg-e. All Baptists are
isked to represent through person
continued on Patre Two)
AMEZ Bishops
To Meet In
Cleveland, Ohio
CLEVELAND, O., July 13 — j
Some 12 AME Zion Church bishops
and hundreds of church leaders will
attend the Connectional Council
and Bishops Meeting, at St. Paul’s
AME Zion church here, July 28
to Aug. 2.
Besides the bishops, general of
ficers, college presidents, denomi
national editors, presiding elders,
pastors, missionary leaders and
laymen will participate in the
Bishop Stephen Gill Spottswood,
chairman of the board of bishops,
and Bishop James Clair Taylor,
secretary of the hoard of bishops,
will preside over sessions of the
During the five-day meeting, re
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Prophet Jones’
Rally In
Cleveland Flops
DETROIT, July 13 — Prophet
James F. Jones, Dominion Ruler of
thQ Church of the Universal Tri
umph, the Dominion of God rented
the Cleveland Arena, Cleveland.
Ohio, June 14 for a mammoth rally.
The admission charges was $1.50
per person.
Th..1 doors of the huge arena were
opened at 5 p. m. At 8:30 p. m.
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Magnolia State
Marching Club
Meets Here
The Magnolia State Marching
Club, an affiliate of the Missis
sippi State Association of Elks
held it’s most important meeting
of the year here Sunday at the
new Elks Rest, located in the
Williams building on North Farish
Street, with a large attendance of
Bills and Daughters representing
lodges and temples from all over
the state.
The purpose of the meeting was
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West Point
Citizens Extend
Warm Welcome
To Al Allen
j WEST POINT, Miss., July 11—
The citizens of West Point extend
j ed a warm welcome to Al Allen,
! Chairman of the Boxing Commit
| tee of the 18th District of the Am
erican Legion and State Represen
| tative of the Jackson Advocate,
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Siac Arbiter
fatally Shot
In Birmingham
H. L. “Hog” Mosely
Victim In Clandestine
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 13
—H. Lovell (Hog) Mosely, 42 yea’
old railway mail clerk and wideh
known FI AC official, was fatalh
shot her around 7:50 Tuesday
night in the Tuxedo Junction area
Mrs. Jessica McClain, 30, wa
being held in city jail in connec
tion writh the shooting.
Police said that the tragedy re
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Prof. Alexander
To Serve As Boys
Counselor For
Conn. Tobacco Co.
Most Teachers Of
Brookhaven School
Attending Leading
BROOKHAVEN, Miss., July 14
(Special)—Prof. A. A. Alexander
of Brookhaven has been invited by
the Wetstone Tobacco Co., of
Springfield, Mass, and Hartford,
Conn., to come there and spend
several days as Counselor for boys,
who go there during Summer mon
ths for employment. Prof. Alex
ander left the state July 10, and
will return July 18. with all ex
penses paid, and a lucrative stip
! end.
Mr. Alexander is doing a lot of
visitation this summer with offi
cials of State Dept, of Education
"o Summer schools, and work
shops. These visits are carrying
him in and out of the state of
Misssispipi. He will visit some of
the mid-Western, and Eastern
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Rev. Obannion
itrongly Denies
Mishandling Of
funds Of Local
Property Owner
Cites Long Record In
Handling Property Of
Many Local Clients
The widely known local Preacher,
<nd Real Estate Agent, Rev. Cleve
and L. Obannion, in a statement to
he Jackson Advocate, strongly de
lies mishandling of funds arising
>ut of his handling of property
ales and accounts of Mr. Louie E.
j Jrame larger Jackson real estate
I ealer and property owner. In mak
ng his statement to the Jackson
Advocate Rev. Obannion cited a
ong list of clients for whom he
has acted as agent through the
v’ear, &11 of whose accounts has
>een handled in the legal and
>roper manner.*
Rev. Obannion made his state
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Union Organizers
Who Killed Negro
Gets 20 Years
MIAMI, Fla., July 13.—Two De
troit union organizers were found
i guilty in Miami Wednesday of as
sault with intent to murder a Ne
gro man they had taken for a one
way ride to the edge of the Ever
Sollie Isaac and Dave Kaminski
alias Kaye, were sentenced to 20
i years each.
It was the second conviction for
j both union men, who were granted
a new trial by the state supreme
i court on a legal technicality.
The Detroiters were charged
with taking Holton J. Nebold to a
desolate area west of Miami, fir
ing five bullets into his head, bash,
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HOT SPRINGS, Ark., July 13—
Jim C. Tugerson, Negro pitcher
accused members of the Cotton
States baseball league of refusing
to allow him to pitch for the Hot
i Springs club “because he is a
Negro” and demanded $50,000 in
damages in a suit filed in U. S.
District Court here.
Tugerson was hired by the
| Arkansas club of the 8 team loop
| early this spring and optioned to
Knoxville of the Class D Moun
tain States League following pro
tests from other members of the
Mississippi - Arkansas - Louisiana
class C circuit.
Tugerson named as defendants:
A1 Haraway of Helena, Ark.,
both as an individual and as presi
dent of the league; the Cotton
States League itself; the Hot
Sprines, Pine Bluff, FlDorado.
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From $1.50 Per Day To $5,000.00
Per Year Is Success Story Of
Mississippi Negro Farm Family
It took 12 years of tenant-farm
1 ing and day laboring at $1.50 a day
for Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Johnson
of Port Gibson, Miss., to get start
ed, but now they own a $9,000
diversified farm and gross nearly
$5,000 a year.
The story of their hard-won suc
cess is contained in a report receiv
ed by the U. S. Department of
Agriculture recently from State
Leader W. E. Ammons of the Mis
sissippi Extension Service.
The Johnsons, who were given a
lift by the Farmers Home Admin
istration, grow a variety of cash
crops and most of their .own food
on their 84-acre farm. Their cash
crops include "10, acres of cotton,
10 of corn, 10 of soybeans, and 36
acres of pasture and hay crops
I for their 28 head of beef cattle
and 65 hogs.
Besides, they sell fryers, turkeys,
eggs, and milk. Also they have two
acres of millet, two of sugarcane,
and a one-acre home garden out of
which they sell vegetables year
“I thought we would never get
started1’ says Mr. Johnson, who
dropped out of Alcorn college’s
high school department to take a
job at a $1.50 a day keeping up
the plows and hoes and other equip
ment on a cotton plantation.
He was still working by the day
when he married in 1929, and it
took several years more before he
was able to save up enough to buy
a mule and become a tenant on
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Perry Howard i
Tells Miss. Negro
To Get The Vote
Large Crowd Attends |
Mound Bayou
founders Day
MOUND BAVOU. Miss.. JuW 12
—Perry W. Howard, lono1 time
Negro Republican National Com
mitteeman from Mississippi told
the Mississippi Negro here Sunday
to “Get the vote and you can have
anvthing you want.”
Howard was speaking to one of
the largest crowds to attend the
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Greensboro Man
Is Ordained
First Negro
Priest In State
GREENSBORO, N. C.. Julv 13.
—The first North Carolina Negro
to become a priest in the Roman
Catholic Church was ordained last
The new prelate is Rev. Vance
Z. Thorne whose 13 years of post
high school work in preparation
for his priesthood was completed
last week. He was ordained at
St. Augustine’s Seminary at Bay
St. Louis, Miss.
Father Thorne is the son of Mrs.
Mary Thorne of 915 Logan St., and
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Clarendon County
SavsSchools Equal
SUMMERTON, S. C.. July 13.—
The school district of Clarendon
county where one of the school
suits scheduled for further argu
ments before the U. S. Supreme
Court had its origin, now boasts
of having equal facilities fo Ne
gro and white pupils.
Some $700,000 has been spent tn
Complete the Scott’s Branch and
South Bend grammar schools ^nd
the Spring high school for Ne
groes, H. B. Betchman, district
superintendent, said.
Parents of Negro pupils in the
Summerton school district filed
suit more than two years ago, de
claring that facilities for their
children were unequal to those pro
vided for white punils i- *■’- - -lis
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State Cleaners
Association In
Greenville Meet
Greenville, Miss., July 14—
(Special)—The Cleaners, Tailors
and Laundry Association of Mis
sissippi, convened here Sunday and
Monday in its annual meeting at
tended by a large delegation from
every section of the state.
The meeting Sunday was largely
devoted to the registration of mem
bers and delegates followed by a
program at the First Baptist
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Lone Negro
Delegate Attends
American Legion
CORDOVA, Alaska, July 13.—
The annual convention of the
Alaska Department of the Amer
ican Legion was held here last
The convention was unique in
that only one Negro delegate was
in attendance. Drency Dudley i
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High Qualifications And Character
Of 34 Year Old Lawyer Cited By
Governor in Making Appointment
Appointee Is Son-In-Law Of Mrs. W. A. Scott,
Sr., Former Long Time Jackson Resident
EVANGELIST: Rev. J. C. Lowe,
noted evangelist of the CME j
Church, who will conduct a two- !
weeks revival beginning Sundav. |
July 19, at Lynch Street (’ME j
Church here.
Mrs. George To Be
Named To UN Post
CHICAGO, July 13 — The As
sociated Negro Press learned this
week that Mrs. Zelma Watson
George of Cleveland, Ohio, may
win appointment to a United Na
tions post. A Washington, D. C.,
source reported that a UN repre
sentative contacted Mrs. George at
her Cleveland home. When reached
by this reporter she confirmed the
telephone call, but refused to give
details of the conversation.
Mrs. George, an ex-Chicagoan,
holds a Ph. B. from the University
of Chicago; M. A., New York Uni
versity; is a graduate of the Am j
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DAYTON, Ohio, July 13. — “I
will do my best to render even
justice to all, stated Attorney Rus
sell L. Carter after learning Mon
day that he had been appointed as
the first Ne^ro Municipal Court
judge in the history of this south
ern Ohio city. The 34-year-old at
torney was appointed late Tuesday
by Ohio's Democrat Governor
Frank J. I.ausche to fill the unev
pired term of former Municipal
Court Judge Robert C. McBride,
who was recently named to the
Common Pleas Court of Montgom
ery County.
Attorney Carter will hold his
position until tbp Novembpr ejec
tions when public vote will select
the judge to serve the remainder
(until Jan. 2. 1956) of Judge Mc
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Given Haiti Plum
WASHINGTON, July 13.—The
hopes of a number of prominent
political figures who had been
looking forward to a Caribbean
diplomatic post as a suitable re
ward for their campaign labors,
received a diseouraeing shock
Thursday when Roy Tasco Davis,
a former member of the diplomatic
corps, was nominated to be ambas
sador to Haiti.
Davis, 63, a former Maryland
state senator, has served at var
ious times as ambassador to Gau
temala, Costa Rica, and Panama
back in the 1920-30 era.
At one time Mrs. Robert L.
Vann, president of the Pittsburgh
Courier, was reported as having
the inside track on the Haitian
post. Archibald J. Carev of Chi
cago was also mentioned for the
job. None of the politicians seemed
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There is a probability that Presi
dent Eisenhower and former Presi
dent Truman might meet on the
same platform this fall in a cause
of brotherhood and interracial
progress, according to plans now
being formulated by officials of the
NAACP. This became known this
week when it was revealed that the
organization will soon issue a call
for a mammoth non-partisan fund
raising rally to take the form of
a dinner, and that Mr. Eisenhower
and Mr. Truman will be invited to
address the gathering.
Last week, Walter White, execu
tive director, and Dr. Channinjr
Tobiias, chairman of the Board of
Directors of the NAACP, called on
ex-President Truman in his Wal
dorf Towers suite here and ex
tended him an invitation to speak
at the dinner. Just before he left
aboard the Liner Liberte for Eu
rope where he will attend the
World alliance of the YMCA, Dr.
Tobias said a formal invitation will
be extended to the President.
A spokesman for the NAACP
denied a report that Mr. Truman
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S. J. Phillips Assailed Fer Va. Speech
ATLANTA, Ga., July 13.—.When
Sidney J. Phillips, founder-presi
dent of the Booker T. Washington
Birthplace Memorial, Franklin
County, Va., told a mixed audience
last Sunday that he felt segrega
tion was almost entirely respons
ible for the progress of the Amer
ican Negro, he opened the way
For angry retorts that labeled him
many things ,from an “exploiter”
r>f Washington to a “traitor to
human decency.”
Word has been slow getting a
round the nation this week that
Phillips, in dedicating a Booker T.
Washington Memorial Highway
lear the birthplace of the famed
educator, declared his opinion was
‘common to those of many Negroes
who are not considered among the
so-called “masses.”
Personal Opinion
But there are strong indications,
both from Negro leaders in Vir
ginia and Atlanta that Phillips was
voicing a personal opinion which
is deplored bv Negroes, who in
the opinion of a NAACP spokes
man “are in a death struggle
throughout the nation and the
world to erase the blight of seg
Phillips had lauded Washington
for his advances, but declared that
“those policies, traditions, and
laws which preclude good will, un
derstanding and sympathetic co
operation between the races will
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