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TRIBUTE TO A CHAMPION: Althea Gibson riding up Broadway, in New Yor« City, last Thursday,
in a ticker-tape parade honoring her for winning the Women’s Singles Tennis Championship at Wimble
don, England last week. Next to her is Honorable Hulan Jack, first Negro ever elected President of the
Borough of Manhattan, which includes New York City.
Two Negroes Arrested For Playing
Tennis On Court For Whites
Durham, N. C. July 16 — Two
Negroes playing tennis on a city
court restricted for whites was ar
rested here last Thursday.
The case may develop into a new
test of segregation laws in North
Carolina’s Recreational facilities.
Those arrested are Joseph Riley,
23-year-old college student and
John Henry Williams, a 15-year-old
school boy. They are charged
with tresspassing, using a tennis
court without a permit, and viola
tion of the rules and regulations
for Durham’s Recreational facili
Mr. Riley said the incident had
not been sponsored by any organi
zation. He specifically denied any
connection with the National As
sociation for the Advancement of
Colored People.
The complaint was signed by C.
R. Wood, director of the City Rec
reational Department.
Say Negro Deacon Burned Oklahoma
School To Force Integration
Okemah, Okla. July 15 — Ok
fuskee County officers Friday held
a 65 year old Negro church deacon,
accused of burning a Negro school
near Paden in an attempt to force
integration. Jailed was Eli Wat
kins, identified as a farmer, church
deacon and respected member of
the Negro community.
Sheriff E. L. Jetter said Wat
kins was bein.fi: held in connection
with a $7,000 fire Sunday night
which destroyed a school 2Va miles
east of Paden.
Jeter said Watkins signed a
statement late Saturday saying he
wanted the eight pupil Negro
school integrated with Paden white
Governor Folsom Lets Tuskegee Negro
Vote Exclusion Bill Become Law
Montgomery,. Alabama, July 15
—Gov. James E. Folsom has allow- \
ed a bill shrinking the city limits
of Tuskegee, Alabama to exclude
most of the city’s Negro voters
to become law without his signa
The measure, which sparked an
economic boycott of white mer- j
chants by Negroes in the tiny Cen- I
tral Alabama town, was sponsored
by Sen. Sam Engelhardt of Short
er, Alabama which is near Tuske
gee in Macon County.
The Senate, where the measure
originated, adjourned Friday for
the weekend without a veto mes
sage from the governor. Friday
was the deadline for him to veto
(Continued on Page Eight)
Norfolk, Va., July 15 — Mrs.
Rose Margan — Louis told friends
during a brief visit to this sea
shore city Sunday that "there will
be no divorce!"
Again and again she reported to
friends “there will be no divorce"
as she graciously accepted social
engagements staged in her honor
while in the city to receive the
first annual achievement award
from Norfolk’s Bachelor Benedict
Club and to be the guest or honor
at that group’s annual debutante
It has been rumored that Mrs.
Louis, popular businesswoman of
cosmetic fame, and Joe Louis, the
former heavyweight boxing cham
pion are at the parting of the
According to reliable reports Joe
Louis hasn’t been home since early
(Continued on Page Six)
Local Negro
Legion Post
Commander Urges
Vote Registration
The commander of the Negro
American Legion Post here said
Monday, that in view of the fact
that the nation has been told that
Mississippi does not bar Negroes
(Continued on Page Six)
Unionist Irked
By Africa Moves
Tunis, Tunisia, July 15 — Brit
ish Unionists brought into the
open last week their resentment
against efforts by labor in most
of the rest of the world to speed
independence for colonial peoples
(Continued on Page Six)
Main Provisions
Of Tho Civil
Rights Bill
Washington, D. C., July 15—
The Administration’s Civil
Rights Bill would provide in sub*
stance, for the following:
Establishment of a special
Civil Rights Division within the
Department of Justice. Crea
tion of A Federal Civil Rights
Commission armed with sub
poena powers to compel wit
nesses to testify and to produce
records. It would attempt to
rectify instances of illegal racial
Authority for the Department
of Justice to intervene, in the
name of the United States, in
behalf of individuals in instan
ces of actual or threatened vio
lations of civil rights—such as
the right to vote or to attend an
integrated school. This could be
done with or without the consent
of the victims.
Federal Prosecutors could ob
tain injunctions from Federal
District Judges against such
real or threatened violations^
Persons disobeying these injunc
tions could be fined or imprison
ed for contempt by Federal
Judges, without jury trial.
New York City
Pays Tribute To
Althea Gibson
Thousands Cheer
Tennis Champion
In Broadway Parade
New York, N. Y., July 16, Special
—New York City paid official
tribute Thursday to Althea Gibson
for her victory at Wimbledon, Eng
land, in the women’s Tennis Champ
Thousands cheered as she drove
in an open car up Broadway from
the tip of Manhattan to be received
by Mayor Wagner.
Ticker tape swirled from above
tossed by office workers clustered
in the windows of buildings along
the route.
Miss Gibson waved back with one
hand, then with the other, and
finally with both hands. By the
(Continued on Page Seven)
White Minister
Guest Speaker
Is Arrested
Cross Burned
At Church
Louisburg, N. C., July 16.—(Spe
cial)—A crude Ku Klux Klan type
cross was burned early this week
in front of a church which a white I
minister was prevented from help-1
ing to dedicate by his arrest.
The remains of a cross was made
of sawmill slabs nailed together
and wrapped in oil rags stood be
fore the New Mt. Zion Holiness'
Church near Centerville Tuesday.
Evidence at the scene indicated*!
that the cross had been wrapped ,
in oil rags before being set afire.
The cross burning, which appar
ently took place Tuesday night,
(Continued on Page Seven)
Laurel Man Serving Time For Rape
May Appeal To The Supreme Court
Laurel, Miss., July 1G.—Defense I
attorneys for Theldor Lang, a Ne
gro former school teacher and in
surance man, convicted and now
serving a life sentence in the state
penitentiary for the rape of «
white woman here in 1954, are re- j
ported to be preparing an appeal
to the State Supreme Court, after
Circuit Judge Lunsford Casey de
nied a motion for a new trial in
the ease last week.
The high court had ordered a
hearing after officers reported the
finger prints of another Laurel I
Negro, Leroy Moody, were found
at the scene of the crime. Moody
was also convicted and sentenced
to life in prison in the same case.
Judge Casey, who held a hearing
on the case, said the fact that
Moody’s finger prints were found
at the scene was incompetent evi
dence as far as Lang’s case is con
Judge Casey’s decision also said
that failure of attorneys, and of
the defendant to furnish their own
sworn evidence that they did not
(Continued on Page Six)
Holly Springs, Miss., July 16.—
Caliph Washington, 17-year-old
Negro youth was arrested and
taken off a Greyhound bus near
here Monday on charges of shoot
ing to death Police Chief Sgt.
James D. Clark of Lipscomb, Ala.
According to reports the shoot
ing took place when the police of
ficer halted a car" which he had
pursued from Bessemer to Lips
comb, a suburb between Bessemer
Finch’s Writings
An editorial which appeared a
few months ago in the Jackson
State Times under the caption
“Finch Personifies Racial Good
Will” apparently met with much
favor throughout the land since
the national news bulletin of the
Northwestern University Alumni
Association gave space to portions
of the editorial in a recent issue of
the alumni news.
The entire editorial was carried
in the news letter of the Phi Delta
Kappa Fraternity (Upsilon Chap
and Birmingham. He was found
dying by officers who heard him
scream over his patrol car radio,
“I am shot in the stomach.”
According to reports the youth
shot the officer with his own gun
as he sought to arrest him, then
took the gun along with some of
: the dying officer’s ammunition.
Following his arrest the youth
was turned over to Alabama of
(Continued on Page Seven)
Get Wide Notice
ter). Principal Finch of Finch
High at Centreville states that he
has received congratulatory mes
sages from readers in nine north
ern and mid-western states about
the editorial.
Also appearing in the Jackson
State Times ,a short while ago was
“Lasting Moments With Dr. Car
ver”, from the pen of Principal
Finch. This article brought edi
torials in the Natchez Times,
Natchez Democrat, and the Me
(Continued on Page Seven)
Baltimore, Md.—Dr. Martin D.
Jenkins of Morgan State College
has been appointed by President
Eisenhower to his recently estab
lished Citizens’ Advisory Commit
tee on Fitness of American Youth.
The Morgan president is one of
a group of 130 prominent citizens
representing the entire United
States named to the committee,
whose function it is to “consider
and evaluate existing and pros*
pective governmental and private
measures conducive to the achieve
ment of a happier, healthier and
a more completely fit American
It is the second committee to
which Dr. Jenkins has been ap
pointed by President Eisenhower.
The educator served in 1956 on
President Eisenhower’s Commis
sion on Veterans’ Pensions.
White Man
Charged With
Shooting Negro
Holly Springs, Mississippi July
16—- Billy Jeter, 32, a Memphis
white man, has been charged with
assault and battery with intent to
kill following the shooting of a
Holly Springs Negro Friday, of
(Continued on Page Six)
Lang Is First
Negro Assigned
To Ghana |
Washington, D. C. July 15
Archie S. Lang, a career foreign
service officer becomes the first!
Negro official to be assigned to *
Ghana, the new African nation. Mr.:
Lang departed* in June for his new |
(Continued on Page Seven)
New Haitian Policy
Seen As Being
Grim But Gay
Ruling Junta Sets
Middle Way Between
Austerity Lures
For Tourists
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti," July 16
—Haiti’s ruling Military Junta is
hunting for a middle course be
tween the austerity demanded by
the nafion’s financial difficulties
and the glamour necessary to at
tract tourist.
What is described here as a
“grim but gay” policy is beginning
to take shape as officials report
improvement in the tourist indus
try that represents the country's
second largest source of income.
The National Bank of Haiti, in
a letter to the Minister of Finance
last week called for a policy of ex
(Continued on Page Seven)
White Youth
Wins Negro Elks
Speech Contest
Louisville, Ky., July 15—A 15
year-old White High School student
here was the winner of an oratori
cal contest held under the auspices
of Negro Elks.
Having previously won the
Louisville competition here, receiv
ing $5.00, Jimmie Wiseman, a stu
dent at St. Xavier High School be
came the first White student to
win the speaking contest sponsored
by the Kentucky State Association
of the Improved Benevolent Pro
tective Order of Elks.
Wiseman received $100 savings
bond for his victory, and will com
pete in the regional contest in Chi
cago next month where the top
prize is a $1000 scholarship.
Speak At Gulfport
Roy Wilkins, Executive Secretary
of the NAACP will speak on Civil
Rights, Sunday, July 28th, at Gulf
port, according to an announcement
from the state headquarters of the
NAACP here this week.
According to reports, the Gover
nor's office would not comment on
the announcement, although the,
Governor was quoted earlier in the
year as saying that imported agi
tators on either side would be jailed
if they come to Mississippi. Most
(Continued on Page Seven)
Powell Accuses
Army In
Race Issue
Washington, D. C., July 16—Rep
resentative Adam Clayton Powell
Jr., charged last week that offic
ers in the armed forces have cal
culatedly and consistently disobey
ed” President Eisenhower's direct
ives against racial discrimination.
In a letter to General Eisen
hower, the Manhattan Democrat
(Continued on Page Six)
Fight In Negro
Area Injures
19 In Detroit
Detroit, MicU. July 15 — Nine
teen persons, including eight po
licemen were injured Sunday night
in street fighting. The outbreak
developed out of efforts by the
police to stop what they called an
unauthorized street gathering in
the Negro district on Detroit’s East
The episode was touched off when
the police received reports that
between 200 and 300 “unruly peo
ple” were blocking a street corn
er where a Negro orator was mak
ing a speech on racial issues.
(Continued on Page Six)
Leaders Are Hopeful Regarding
Conventions $85,000.00 Goal
See President H. H. Humes’ Address
Highlighting The Convention
NEW OFFICER: When the Gen
eral M B. State Convention meets
here next week among its new of
ficers will be Attorney Sidney R.
Tharp, of Jackson, recently named
legal advisor of the organization.
Thousands of delegates and vis
itors will be in Jackson starting
next Tuesday, July 23rd, for the
Annual Session of the General
Missionary Baptist State Conven
tion, Rev. H. H. Hume, of Green
ville, president.
The General Missionary Baptist
State Convention of Mississippi,
with its auxiliaries, the Sunday
School and Baptist Training Union,
the Laymens and Lay-womens or
ganizations, and various other'
units, reportedly representing more
than 400,000 Negro Baptists in the
state, is the largest organization
of its kind among Negroes in the
entire nation.
The organization is an affiliate
of the National Baptist Conven
tion, whose current president is
Rev. Joseph H. Jackson, a native
! of Mississippi and pastor of famed
Olivet Baptist Church of Chicago,
The main project of the organi
zation in the state is Natchez Col
lege, at Natchez, whose president
(Continued on Page Six)
Churchman Says U. S. At Turning
Point In Race Relations Now
Nashville, Tenn.—America was
described as having reached its
“real turning point in race rela
tions” last week here by a noted
Dr. Herman H. Long, director of 1
race relations department, Board
of Home Missions of the Congre
gational Christian Churches, made
the statement at the opening of
Fisk University’s 14th annual In
stute of Race Relations.
Bay St. Louis, Miss., July 15.-*—
There has been a 100 per cent in
crease in the American Negro
clergy since 1950, according to the
June issue of St. Augustine’s Mes
senger, published here by the Di
vine Word missionaries.
The tabulations was made for
the magazine by Father Carlos A.
I Lewis, S. V. D., professor of the
ology at St. Augustine’s Seminary
Sixty-two of the priests are
working in the U. S. In 1950 there
were only 37 U. S. Negro priests.
The magazine says there are 20
living Negro Catholic bishops
throughout the world.
Allen University First To Use Negro
Brokerage Firm Investment Agent
Columbia, S. C., July 15—Evi
; dencing the widespread acknowl
edgment in financial circles of the
1 increased standing of McGhee &
! Company as an investment broker
' age firm, the first in the nation to
be headed by a Negro and now
operating in five states, Ohio,
| Illinois, Georgia, North Carolina,
and South Carolina, authorization
has been given to Joseph McGhee,
South Carolina registered repre- j
sentative of the firm by officials
of Allen University Endowment
Fund to place upward of $20,000
in selected common stock and mu
tual fund shares.
Execution of the order in ap
proximately the amount has been
confirmed by representatives of
McGhee and Company after con
ference with Dr. Frank R. Veal,
President of Allen University,
Bishop N. Bonner, Chancellor and
Dr. E. A. Adams, officials of the
endowment fund.
Action by Allen University offi
cials is said to be the first time
that any Negro College has placed
an investment of such nature
through the office of a Negro
Brokerage & Investment Company.
Universal Life
Now Has
Memphis, Tenn. July 15 — The
Universal Life Insurance Company
of Memphis now has $100,000,000
of life-insurance in force, President
A. Macer Walker made the an
nouncement last week without fan
fare but through a dignified for
mal printed announcement sent to
stockholders and policy holders of
the company.
Officers of Universal Life in
clude : * .
Dr. J. E. Walker, chairman of
the board of directors; A. Maceo
Walker, President Ben G. Olive
(Continued on Page Six)
All Delaware
Schools Ordered
To Desegregate
Washington, D. C. July 16 —
The United States District Court
here Monday ordered all Delaware
^public schools to de-segregate by
the fall term.
Chief Justice Paul Leahy ruled
that the State Board of Education
must submit a plan for integrating
the schools within sixty days.
The ruling came on a petition ,
by parents of Negro children at
tempting to enter seven all-white
schools. It includes the school at
Milford, where violence was threat
ened when integration was at
(Continued on Page Eight)

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