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Volume XV—Number 50___Jackson, Mississippi, Saturday, October 20, 1962 PRICE TEN CENTS
WHAT LIES AHEAD FOR THE AMERICAN NEGRO
AN INVITATION i9 offered here from Vicky to the Home
coming Weekend of events at Southern University, starting on
Thursday, October 18, in the University Gymnasium with a
Coronation Ceremony for MISS SOUTHERN. Martha Vicky
Hearn, from Vicksburg, is freshman attendant to the Royal
Court and sends a welcome with her invitation.
Dr. Levi Watkins Is Named
President Alabama State College
Montgomery, Alabama — Dr.
Levi Watkins, 51-year-old form,
er Owen College president, has
been appointed the new presi
dent of Alabama State College.
Having served recently as
business manager of Alabama
State College, Dr. Watkins has
occupied various administrative
posts at the local college since
1948, except for the period of
1953-1959, when he headed
Owen College in Memphis,
Tennessee.
W. A. LeCroy, State Super
intendent of Education, in an
nouncing the appointment on
October 6, stated that Dr. Wat
kins will succeed Dr. H. Coun
cil Trenholm, president of the
college for 37 years, and become
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Howard Starts Marshall Memorial
Medical Scholarship Fund
Washington, D. C. — Howard
University officials today an
nounced the establishment oi
the Carter L. Marshall Memor
ial Scholarship Fund for medi
cal students.
The Fund, which will be ad
misistered through the Univer
sity’s College of Medicine, is
designed to aid “worthy and
deserving” students entering j
their junior year of medical j
training at Howard. The Fund
provides for a two-year grant
to be awarded annually to assist
a qualifying student in complet
ing his medical education.
Scholastic ability, the appli
cant’s over-all potential and the
need for financial aid will be
the major determining factors
in the annual selection of a
scholarship recipient. The first
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Tuskegee And Xavier Completes
Cooperative Engineering Agreem’t
Tuskegee Institute, Ala. —
Tuskegee Institute has com
pleted arrangements recently
with Xavier University for a
Cooperative 3.2 Program in
Engineering reported Dr. Zbig
niew Dybczak, dean of Tus
kegee's School of Engineering.
The 3-2 Program provides
engineering students the op
portunity to pursue both li
beral and professional educa
tional objectives. Initially the
applicants will enroll in Xa
vier University for three yean
where they will pursue a liberal
program of English, philosophy,
theology, foreign languages, &
including a strong background
in mathematics, physics and
chemistry. Then the students
will transfer to the engineer
ing school at Tuskegee where
they will specialize in one
branch of engineering (mech
anical or electrical).
Upon satisfactory completion
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IBM Data Machine Installed
At Jackson State College
An IBM Data Processing Unit
(1620) has been installed at
Jackson State College according
to E T. Sampson, Executive
Dean at the institution. The
new facility will render valu
able aid in research and regis
tration as well as in other areas.
Recently, R. E. Lee, a member
of the science and mathematics
staff, completed a four-week
course in computer operation
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from Southwestern College, ILaf
ayette, Louisiana. He will teach
the course at the College.
Upon completion of his course
and in relating his experiences
to the faculty, Mr. Lee cited the
many opportunities to be found
in the work with computers.
Dr. Benjamin McLemore,
Head of the Mathematics De
partment, will be in charge of
all the operations.
P. B. Young
Dean Of Negro
Press Claimed
By Death
Virginia Editor
And Publisher
Btiilt Outstanding:
Career
Norfolk, Va.—Death claimed
P. B. Young, Sr., publisher of
the Journal and Guide since
1910, Tuesday night, October
9, at a Norfolk Hospital which
he entered on September 21. He
was 78 years of age.
Young had been ailing since
last spring and just prior to
hospitalization had been confin
ed for two months at his home,
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Governor Holds
His Position In
Ole Miss Case
Gov. Ross Barnetl refused
Tuesday to make any apologies
hr his handling of the University
of Mississippi desegregation case
and contended he was not in con
tempt of federal court.
The court, which had directed
the admission of Negro James
Meredith into the university over
stale objections, is considering
contempt charges against the
governor and ruled the registra
tion of Meredith had not com
pletely cleared Barnett.
"1 have never taken the po
sition that I have purged myself,
nor havp 1 authorized anyone to
take such a position on my be
half.” Barnett said in a state
ment handed newsmen by his
office.
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Texas Southern
Prexy Honored
At Brown Uni.
Houston, Texas — Dr. S. M.
Nabrit, president of Texas
Southern University was invited
to speak at the special convoca
tion exercises held in connection
with the dedication of the $2,
000,000 J. Walter Wilson Biol
ogy Laboratory at Brown Uni
versity.
Dr. Nabrit, who received his
master of science and doctor of
philosophy degrees from the
Providence, Rhode Island insti
tution, was one of three leading
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Dancer Who
Knifed Billy
Daniels Dies
Hollywood — Miss Ronnie
Quillan, 45-year-old dancer and
night club figure who once
slashed singer Billy Daniels in
the face with a butcher knife,
died in a doctor’s office here
last week of what was suspect
ed to be the result of a beating.
Investigators reported that
Miss Quillan, who had a police
record of arrests went into con
vulsions in the physician’s of
fice, after telling the doctor
“Somebody hit me last night.”
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Clarksdale
Father Gets His
2 Children Back
EFFINGHAM, Illinois —The
efforts of Charlie Mae Brown 21,
to take her 7-year-old twin sisters,
Pinky and Blanche, to Chicago for
a “life of more opportunity” has
ended here.
Effingham police took the young
Negro woman and her two sisters
off a bus and held them until
Clarksdale, Miss., authorities ar
rived last night to return them to
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Large Crowd
Attend Annual
Negro State
Fair Here
Local Fairgoers,
Visitors Ignore
Call For Boycott
The attendance at the Annual
Mississippi Negro State Fair
here Monday, and Tuesday, and
Wednesday, swelled to near rec
ord crowds, as local fair goers
and visitors from the other sec
tions of the state, gave every
evidence of ignoring all efforts
to boycott the Fair.
The annual event opened with
a magnificent and highly color
ful Street Parade up Capitol
Street Monday morning which
featured many beautifully deco
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Rev. Clennon
King Ex-Alcorn
Teacher Denied
Jamaican
Political Asylum
Claims He Was
Persecuted In U.S.
For Fighting
Racial Prejudice:
Kingston, Jamaica — Rev.
Clennon King, the onetime Al
corn College Professor has been
denied political Asylum in Ja
maica.
The Jamaican Home Affairs
Ministry has announced that it
has turned down the plea of an
American Negro minister —
educator seeking political asy
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Communist Front Afro-Asian
Organization Draws Africans

Casablanca, Morocco
Some Africans, including the
leftist opposition to King Has
san II here, seem to be show
ing increasing interest in ac
tivities of the Afro - Asian
Solidarity Organization, a
principal channel of Soviet and
Chinese Communist activity on
this continent.
Mehdi ben Barka, chief of
Morocco’s antimonarchist Na
tional Union of Popular Forces,
led Moroccan delegations to
meetings of the organization in
the U.S.S.R. and in Conakry,
Guinea, in September.
While in Moscow, Mr. ben
Barka and four other National
Union leaders, according to the
party's press, contacted leaders
of the Afro-Asian Solidarity
Foundation. This was founded
in Conakry in November, 1961,
in order, as its charter states,
to render “material and finan
cial assistance’* in fighting
“imperialism, colonialism, and
racial discrimination.”
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PRAISE UN ROLE IN CON
GO: Ancient Kashamura, form
er associate of the slain Patrice
Lumumba see as indispensable
United Nations aid in the Congo.
Exiled Ghana Official Accuses
Nkrumah Of Terror Acts
Lome, Togo ,
Ghana’s exiled former Fi- ■
nance Minister, Komia A.
Gbedemah has accused Presi
dent Nkrumah of a terror re
gime of wholesale arrests, pil
lage, and violence and warned
him: “The end is approaching
of your intrigues and decep
tion.”
He voiced suspicions that
| two former ministers and the
executive head of Dr. Nkru
mah’s Convention People’s
| Party — Ako Adjei, Tawia
Adamafio, and H. H. Cofie
j Crabbe—may have been done
away with in a dungeon.
He said Sunday the latest
news reaching him from J
Ghana “leaves one almost stu
j pefied.”
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Referring to the Aug. 1
bomb attempt against Dr.
Nkrumah at Kulungugu, 500
miles north of Accra, Mr.
Gbedemah deplored what he
called the “razing of Kulun-,
gugu, looting and pillaging of!
homes, and 2,000 or more ar
rested in the area.”
Dr. Nkrumah charged that a
series of six bombings in the I
capital and elsewhere, in |
which he said 15 persons were !
killed and 256 injured, was the !
result of persons seeking to j
halt his fight “against imperi
alism and its handmaidens,
colonialism and neocolonial
ism.”
He dismissed Mr. Adjei, Mr.
Adamafio, and Mr. Cofle
Crabbe on Aug. 29 and put
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Prime Minister Milton Obote
Asserts Uganda Independence
Kampala, Uganda
Prime Minister Milton Obote
| of newly independent Uganda
said Tuesday his government
will pot recognize South Africa
or the Central African Federa
tion because of “deceit” in their
governments.
Mr. Obote said there was “a
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Governments of South Africa,
Central Africa, and Portugal in
recognizing the Government of
Uganda as an African govern
ment and not according the
same respect to Africans under
their control.”
Speaking at his first press
conference after Uganda’s in
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UN Congo Chief Report
Military Build-Up In Katanga
United Nations, NT.
| The United Nations Congo j
i chief reported Tuesday that
! Katanga is building up its air
| power and is secretly main
! taining its mercenary forces in
violation of pledges given to
the United Nations.
The report was submitted to
the Security Council by acting
Secretary-General U Thant,
who is planning a meeting of
i his Congo advisory committee
Friday to consider steps against
President Tshombe’s secession
ist regime.
nooert k. a. uarcuner, uin
officer in charge, said he had
documentary evidence that at
least 115 mercenaries are still
in Katanga and that observers
of varying reliability had put
the figure at between 300 and
500.
Mr. Gardiner reported that
new combat and training
planes were being shipped into
Katanga and that airstrips,
runways, and other facilities
were being expanded at a rap
id rate. Some of the newly ar
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Supreme Council
Prince Hall
Masons Hail
Successful!
Meeting Here
Giant Stride Made
Toward Building
National Cathedral
The officers and representa
tives of the organization were
loud in their praise of an out
standing and successful meet
ing of the Seventy-Sixth An
nual Session of the United Su
preme Council, Prince Hall Af
filiation, Ancient and Accepted
Scottish Rite of Free Masonry,
Southern Jurisdiction, held &
the Masonic Temple here, which
brought to an end its three
days session Tuesday afternoon.
The session was presided over
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Local Masons
Take Orders
Highest Degree
A number of local Prince Hall
Masons, members of the M. W.
Stringer Grand Lodge of the
state, James C. Gilliam, Grand
master, were among the Class
elevated to the 33rd Degree dur- ,
ing the Supreme Council Session
which ended here Tuesday af
ternoon.
The list includes Prof. M. J. ;
Lyles, Dr. W. E. Miller, W. E. i
Miller, II, Rev. R. W. Stevens, |
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Hodding Carter
See T urning
Point In
Meredith Case
Durham, N. H. Oct. 15 —
Pulitzer Prize-winning editor
from Greenville, Miss., Thurs
day described the successful en
rollment of Negro James Mere
dith at the University of Missis
sippi as a “turning point in the
history of the South."
Hodding Carter of the Delta
Democrat Times said a state
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Students Urge
End Of Threats
And Violence
UNIVERSITY — The school
newspaper was again the center
of attention at the University
Tuesday as Student Government
leaders called for an end to
demonstrations, and one lone
student leader called for an end
to threats on the part of the
faculty.
Brad Lawrence, of New Haven,
Conn., the campus radio station
commentator, said through a
Letter to the Editor, that if
threats from faculty members
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Accused Negro
Removed To
Another Jail
COLUMBIA, Miss.—A Negro
man was removed to an undis
closed jail for safekeeping Tues
day after he was arrested and
charged with attempted rape
in an attack on an 18-year-old
! white housewife.
Police identified the man as
Sam Cain, 34, who said he was a
professional gambler. A native of
Hazlehurst. he recently moved to
Columbia from Chicago.
The woman identified Cain as
the man who attempted to rape
i her in her trailer home here late
Monday night.- The man denied
the accusation
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Gunnar Myrdal The Author Of
Famed Book An American
Dilemma Takes A New Look At
The Nation’s Race Problem
See Long Road To Travel Before
Equality Is Established In America
TO HIGH POSITION: Hobart
Taylor, Jr., Detroit lawyer re
cently named by President Ken
nedy to a high government po
sition.
> New York, Oct. 15 — Gun
nar Myrdal, the Swedish eco
nomist and sociologist, whose
widely read book on U. S. race
relations, titled “An American
Dilemma, is said to have played
a large part in influencing the
decision of the United States
Supreme Court in the school in
tegration decision has again
spoken out of the U. S. Race
Problem.
Prof. Myrdal who has been
virtually silent while a storm
swirled around his book follow
ing the Supreme Court decision
grave his view in an article re
leased last week by United Press
International.
According to the UPI release,
the 1944 author of ‘An Ameri
can Dilemma now makes the
following statements and obser
vations:
As we look back over the era
of reconstruction with the wis
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Lawyers Hit Use Of Libel
Laws To Stifle Civil Rights
New York, Oct. 12 — Indis
driuinate use of the libel laws
of Southern states to stifle re
porting and discussion of civil
rights and integration issues
was condemened today by a
group of New York and Wash
ington attorneys as a trend
“fraught with danger for all
• Americans".
j In a letter to bar association
leaders and deans of law schools
throughout the nation, the
group, designated “Lawyers'
Committee on the Alabama Lib
el Suits”, cited the pending $3,
100,000 libel actions against
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A tty. Kennedy, F. W. Richmond
To Get Stephen Wise Awards
Attorney General Robert F.
Kennedy has been named winner
of the 1962 Stephen S. Wise
Award given by the American
Jewish Congress ‘for advancing
human freedom/’ it was an
nounced last night by Dr. Joach
m Prinz, president of the Con
gress.
The award will be presented
to the Attorney General at a
banquet in the Waldorf-Astoria
Hotel Sunday evening, October
28. Shad Polier, chairman of
the Governing Council of the
Congress, will serve as banquet
chairman.
The Stephen S. Wise Award
"for exemplifying individual
achievement” will be presented
at the banquet to Frederick W.
Richmond, president of the Ur
ban League of Greater New
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Bloom Family Foundation Donates
$5000 To Legal Defense Fund
New York — The Sol Bloom
Family Foundation of 276 Mad
ison Avenue, today announced a
$6,000 gift to the NAACP Le
gal Defense and Educational
Fund.
The gift was made in conjunc
tion with a letter from Nahum
Bernstein, the Foundation attor
ney, to James H. Meredith, the
first Negro student to attend the
University of Mississippi.
The letter praised Mr. Mere
dith’s “lonely vindication of our
heritage,” and noted that it was
accomplished “with intelligence,
courage, integrity and a quiet
dignity so rare in this day and
age.”
The letter added that Mr.
Meredith merited the tangible
support of “all decent Ameri
cans who are willing to demon
| strate by deed that they under
I stand that you are representing
; their interests.”
The 35,000 award was made
to the NAACP Legal Defense
I Fund which fought Meredith's
case through the courts for
sixteen months.
Congressman Sol Bloom, who
died in 1949, was Chairman of
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Planted Pecans 20 Years Ago
Now Like Money Growing on Troes
“Perhaps as much as $900
will grow on the pecan trees
of Mr. and Mrs. Foster Carson
of Eastman, Ga., this year,”
says State Agent Augustus
Hill of the Georgia Agricul
tural Extension Service.
That’s the amount this col
ored farm family may gross
off pecans, one of their side
line crops, Mr. Hill explains.
The Canons have 34 pecan,
trees they planted 21 years ago
shortly after the Farmen Home
Administntion of the U. S.
Department q? Agriculture
made them a loan to buy a 102
acre farm and lift themselves
up from a dozen yean of share
cropping and tenant farming.
“We planted the trees,” says
Mr. Carson, “because we knew
this slow-growing crop would
increase our determination to
stay here and work hard to pay
for the farm in order to he
here when the pecan harvest
came.”
The family paid for their farm
in seven years, added 68 acres
the next year and then waited
four years more before their
trees began bearing fruit That
was in 1963. This year they
expect 3,000 pounds of nuts,
their best harvest, not only be
cause more of their trees have
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