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Volume XVI—Number 30_ PRICE TEN CENTS
Local Demonstrators Ignore Kennedy Mourning Period
BISHOP LEROY ANDERSON of Buffalo, New York is shown (center) receiving congratula
tions after being consecrated to the bishopric in the International Convocation of the Church
of God in Christ. Left to right is Bishop O. T. Jones, Senior Bishop, Philadelphia, Penn.; Bishop
Anderson, Bishop A. B. McEwen, Chairman of the Executive Board, Memphis, Tenn.
Council Move To
Rid Protestant
Churches in USA
Of Racism
Adoption. Of Call
For Action Is Un
Philadelphia, Pa. Dec. 7 —
The General Assembly of the
National Council of Churches,
passed without opposition a
10-point program to rid U. S.
Protestant churches of racism,
in its meeting here Friday.
Adoption of the “call of ac
tion” came after an hour long
debate in which there were not
audil|le voices of opposition
(Continued On Page Six)
Jackson State
College Choir
Xmas Concert
In connection with their an
nual Christmas Concert, the
Jackson State College Choir will
perform the “Magnificat” by
Johann Sebastian Bach Sunday,
December 15, 1963, at 7:00 p.m.
in Dansby Hall Auditorium. A
long with the “Magnificat” of
Bach, the program will include
other Christmas selections by
Palestrina, Luboff, Wilhousky,
Dawson and others. There is
no charge for admission.
The Jackson State College
Choir consists of sixty members
pursuing various academic
fields. They have pooled their
efforts in a concentrated way
(Continued On Page Two)
NCNW Scholarships Of $8500 For
Emancipation Centennial Essays
Washington, D. C. — De
cember 5, 1960 — Scholarships
totaling $8,500 will be awarded
to seven high school students
chosen from more than 500 en
tries in the Emancipation Cen
tennial Essay Contest sponsor
ed by the National Council of
Negro Women, Inc.
The first prize, contributed
by the Nathan Hofheimer
Foundation, is a $2,500 scholar
ship awarded to the college or
university of the winners
choice. The next six winners
will receive a $1,000 scholar
ship each, also awarded to the
college or university of the
individual's choice.
To be eligible, entries need
only to be high school students
residing in the United States,
Virgin Islands, or Puerto Rico.
The participants are asked to
explore the theme, ‘What the
Life and Works of Mary Mc
Leod Bethune Mean to Me.”
The content must be original
and not exceed 760 words.
Each entry submitted should
be typed on plain white paper
and double spaced. The cover
page must contain the partici
pant’s full name, age, home
address, and school address.
Judges will base their selec
tions on content, evidence of
originality, organization, gram
mar, clarity of expression, evi
dence of research, coherence
and neatness.
Each participant who enters
the Contest, although not chos
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56th Holy Convocation Chnrch
Off God In Christ Held
MEMPHIS, Tenn.—The 56th
Holy Convocation of the Church
of God in Christ reached its
peak Sunday when seven cler
gymen were consecrated to Hie
bishopric. Bishop O. T. Jones,
Senior Bishop of tne Church of
God in Christ conducted this
ceremony with the assistance of
Bishop A. B. MeEwen, Chair
man of the ExecuHve Board,
and a committee of Bishops dur
in the Sunday night services at
Mason Temple, Memphis, Tenn.,
where Hie convocation was in
session from November 25
through December 6.
The Bishops consecrated were:
Bishop C. H. Nelson of Houston,
Texas to Texas south Central;
Bishop C. W. Williams of St
Louis to S. E, Missouri and
Western Illinois No. 2; Bishop
M. H. Norman of Missouri to
Eastern Missouri; Bishop Leroy
Anderson of Buffalo, New
York; Bishop J. Howard Sher
man of North Carolina* Bishop
D. A. Burton of Stellton, Penn
sylvania and Bishop Robert S.
Fields, Ohio.
During the consecration ser
vices the Senior Bishop 0. T.
(Continued On Page Seven)
Johnson Urge
Memorial Stamp
For Kennedy
President Lyndon B. Johnson
has asked that a Kennedy mem
orial postage stamp be issued.
It is an American tradition,
dating back to Lincoln, to issue
a memorial stamp when a Chief
Executive dies in office.
The president has instructed
Postmaster General John A.
Gronouski to confer on the mat
ter, at the appropriate time,
with Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy
and other members of the late
(Continued On Page Five)
Maryland Hosp.
Council Votes
To Ban Bias
Baltimore — The Hospital
Council of Maryland, which rep
resents the independent com
munity hospitals throughout the
State, released last week a 4
point anti-discrimination state
ment calling for an open door
racial policy in Maryland hos
Th statement, released at the
council’s annual meeting, said
its board of trustees “affirms
(Continued On Page Five)
RetiredT uskegee
Professor Killed
In Los Angeles
Mundy Sr., 83, a long time pro
fessor of mathematics at Tuske
gee Institute, was struck by a
car as he was returning from
a memorial mass for President
Kennedy at St Paul's Catholic
Church last week.
Mundy was a native of North
(Continued On Page Six)
Black Muslims
Puts Lid On
Malcom X
Chicago - Minister Malcolm
Shabazz addressing a public
meeting at Manhattan Center,
New York City, December 1,
1963 did not speak for Muslims
when he made comments on
the death of President John F.
(Continued On Page Six)
Canard Attacks The Emancipation
Proclamation Special Edition
The Mississippi Free Press, a
weekly newspaper which began
publication in Jackson a few
months ago as the mouthpiece
of the Congress on Racial
Equality, and with the avowed
purpose of putting my paper,
the Jackson Advocate, out of
business because of my refusal
to use the paper to promote and
support everything proposed by
the Congress on Racial Equal
ity, the NAACP, the Southern
Christian Leadership Confer
ence, and the Student Non-Vio
lent Coordinating Committee, in
the name of Negro rights, last
week, abandoned the scurrik.ws
campaign that has been car
ried on against the paper over
the state for the past several
years by members of the above
groups, and in its weekly edi
tion, came out in a bold front
page attack on the Jackson Ad
vocate, the name which it capi
talized throughout the story.
The background for the story
and the bold black screaming
headlines strung across its small
tabloid front page space is a
letter from a member of the
House of Representatives of
the United States Congress. He
is Rep. Robert W. Kasenmeier,
of Watertown, Wisconsin.
What Repreesntative Kasten
meier wrote to the Mississippi
Free Press about is the Novem
ber 9th edition of the Jackson
Advocate. A Special Edition on
the observance of the 100th An
niversary of the Signing of the
Emancipation Proclamolioa;
and depicting the progress of
Negroes in Mississippi over the
past 100 years; a copy of which
was sent to every member of
the Congress of the United
States; and to every Governor
of the fifty states that make up
(Continued On Page Four)
Washington — (NNPA) —
President Johnson called on all
Americans Monday to assist
each human being — regardless
of race, sex, creed, color, or
place of national origin — to
“enjoy fully the rights and
benefits of fundamental free
He did this in a proclamation
setting aside Dec. 10 as Human
Rights Day, and Dec. 15 as Bill
of Rights Day.
The action was to commemo
rate the adoption 15 years ago
of the Universal Declaration of
Human Rights by the United
Mj\ Johnson sa]d rededica
tion to the humanitarian pre
cepts enumerated in the declara
(Continued On Page Five)
Dr. J. H. Jackson Addresses
City Council Of Chicago, III.
Chicago, 111., Dec. 9.—Dr. J.
H. Jackson, Pastor of Olivet
Baptist Church, and President
of the National Baptist Con
vention, USA, Inc., recently ad
dressed a Special Session of the
Chicago City Council.
The text of his remarks fol
To the Honorable Mayor of
this city, members of the City
Council, Citizens of Chicago,
and Friends:
We have met today on a most
solemn occasion to face and to
recognize one of the most tragic
events in this nation's history.
At the hands of an assassin the
nation has lost a most courag
eous president and leader. The
late John F. Kennedy was a
statesman to the manner born.
He believed in justice, freedom,
and equality of opportunity for
all Americans, and he lived and
labored to make this belief a
living reality. He was a cham
pion of world peace and had lift
ed his voice in councils of the
nation for the abolition of war
and for the building of a world
fellowship and a fraternity of
understanding and goodwill.
Though brief were the days of
his sojourn in the White House,
they were packed with fruitful
toil. As a devout champion of
the rights of all men he has left
to us a legacy of sacrificial ser
vice that will live as long as
the nation endures. Let us erect
to the martyr and hero, the
greatest possible monument. Let
it not be limited to embellished
stone, bronze, or brass; for these
(Continued On Page Six)
Georgia’s Negro Senator Sigma
Fraternity Conclave Speaker
Senator Leroy A. Johnson of
Atlanta, the first Negro legis
lator elected to the Georgia
State Senate in 92! years and the
recipient of the Phi Beta Sigma
Fraternities National Social
Actions Award, will be the Pub
lic Meeting Speaker of the 49th
Anniversary Conclave Conven
lion of the National Fraternity,
*rhich convenes on the campus
of the Tennessee Agricultural
nnd Industrial State University,
Nashville, Tennessee, December
26 through December 30, 1963.
In announcing plans of the
General Conclave Committee to
(Continued On Page Seven)
FBI Director
Hoover Hits
Right & Left
U. S. Extremist
Ignited Flames That
Have Killed Decent
Washington.—Director J. Ed
gar Hoover said Wednesday
night extremists of the left and
right have “ignited the flames
that have killed decent Ameri
The FBI chief made the state
ment in a speech to the Broth
erhood of Washington Hebrew
Congregation, which presented
him with its “brotherhood a
Hoover made no reference in
his speech to the assassination
of President Kennedy, Apparent
ly because the FBI still is pre
I (Continued On Page Five)
Ghana Young
Pioneers Chant
To Nkrumah
Accra, Ghana
In an assembly hall in down
town Accra 100 boys and girls
raise right hands and pledge
to “live by the ideals of the
redeemer, Kwame Nkrumah,
founder of the State of Ghana,
initiator of the African per
Then the children, from tots
of 4 to youths of 17, chant in
“Nkrumah does no wrong.
Nkrumah is our leader. Nkru
mah is our messiah. Nkrumah
never dies.”
These are Ghana’s Young
Pioneers, and this is the cere
mony that opens their meet
ings. Similar pledges are re
peated in schools and village
halls throughout the nation.
Membership Claim
The state-sponsored youth
movement of Ghana’s ruling
party claims a million mem-i
With an obvious smack at the
(Continued On Page Five)
African Vote
Poses Test
Of Apratheid
Umtata, South Africa
Paramount Chief Victor Poto,
multiracialist leader who op
poses the South African Gov
ernment’s apartheid (racial
segregation) doctrine, has won
the Transkei general election
and forged ahead in his bid to
become chief minister of this
country’s first “Bantustan.”
This became clear when the
final eight results of the Nov.
20 election were announced,
giving the cfiief the support of
the majority of the successful
A total of 45 of the 109
member Legislative Assembly
(Continued On Page Three)
School Closing
In Virginia
Is Upheld
Richmond, Va.
The Virginia Supreme
Court said Monday Prince
Edward County had the
right to close its publie
schools to avoid racial inte
In a 6-1 split decision, tho
majority said the Virginia
Constitution gives its locali
ties the option of operating
or not operating publie
schools. '
The dissenting judge 'was
Chief MBee John Eggleston,
who held that the Legisla
ture was obliged to provide
publieVedncation in the
(Continued On Page Three)
S. B. Fuller
Cosmetics King
Cites Drawbacks
To Negro
See Need For
More Negro
Owned Business
NEW YORK, N. Y., Dec. 9.
—S. B. Fuller, a Negro busi
nessman, says it is his own
people’s “lack of initiative,
courage, integrity, loyalty, and
wisdom” that is largely respon
sible for their slow economic
It is not just the racial bar
rier. maintained the president
of Fuller Products Company of
Chicago before the annual
(Continued On Page Five)
Mayor Tells
Of Vigirous
Police Action
To Protect
Xmas Shoppers
NAACP Says More
Demonstrations To
Follow Unless City
Meets Its Demands
The national mourning period
for President Kennedy, with the
nation’s flag flying at half-mast,
that caused Governor Nelson
Rockefeller of New York, and
Senator Barry Goldwater of
Arizona, the two top contenders
for the Republican Party nomi
nation for President of the
United States, to call-off all
(Continued On Page Eight)
Religious March On Congress
For Rights Vote Is Planned
Philadelphia — (UPI) —A
weekend “religious march on
Congress” to urge legislator*
to support a discharge petition
to permit the House to vote on
the civil rights bill appeared
to be developing Thursday
One church leader said that
what was being organized was
“a religious march on Congress
to demonstrate church support
for this bill.”
Protestant church leaders at
tending the National Council of
Churches general assembly re
solved to urge ministers and
parishioners to write, wire, tele
phone or visit their congress
men in support of the discharge
Rev. Dr. Robert W. Spike,
director of the national coun
cil’s Commission on Religion
and Race, told the 6,000 dele
gates he had been assured Wed
nesday by legislative leaders
that church support for the
discharge petition is the only
way of getting the bill onto
the floor of the House and out
of the hands of the rules com
(Continued On Page Two)
Puritan Self Righteousness
Blamed For Kennedy’s Death
Washington, D. C., Dec. 6.—
The American heritage of pur
itan self righteousness and vig
ilante justice was blamed for the
death of President Kennedy and
his accused assassin here Thurs
day by Sen. J. William Pul
The Arkansas Democrat
called for searching, nationwide
self-examination to uncover and
erase the “baleful and incon
gruous strand of intolerance
and violence” that mars Ameri
can life.
“We must recognize that the
secular puritanism which we
have practiced, with its prin
ciples of absolute evil and in
tolerance of dissent, has been
an obstacle at home and the con
duct of an effective foreign
policy,” said Fulbright in a
luncheon speech here.
“We must recognize that the
romanticized cult of the frontier
with its glorification of vio
lence and unrestrained individ
ualism, is a childish and dan
gerous anachronism in a nation
which carries the responsibility
of the leadership of the free
world in the nuclear age,” he
By renouncing extremism and
violence and calling forth Amer
ica's basic decency and human
ity, Fulbright said, the nation
might find some redemption for
Kennedy's death.
Fulbright spoke at ceremonies
honoring five government and
congressional workers who re
(Continued On Page Five)
King To Campaign Against Solons
Who Oppose Rights Legislation
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 5 — Rev.
Martin Luther King, Jr., said
lere Wednesday that he will
travel the length and breadth of
the nation to urge Negroes to
vote against southern and north
ern politicians who use their
“obnoxious power” of prejudice
and undemocratic practices to
prevent enactment of civil
rights legislation.
Rev. King, who is president
of the Atlanta-based Southern
Christian Leadership Confer
ence, told newsmen during a
press conference at his office,
that “President Johnson re
affirmed to me his commitment
to President Kennedy's civil
rights program.”
After meeting with President
Johnson for nearly an hour at
the White House on Tuesday,
King said: "The President
wants the civil rights bill out of
the House Rules Committee im
mediately. He feels that the
bill should be out on the floor
of the House before Christmas."
Dr. King, whose SCLC civil
rights organisation has operat
ed on g non-partisan basis in
the past, reiterated an earlier
statment to reporters that "as
a Southerner I am very happy
that s fellow Southerner is in
the White House and concerned
about eivil rights."
"Many Negroes who are not
quite aware of political develop
ments are still suspicious be
cause he is a Southerner."
Asked by a newsman if he
(Continued On Page Five)

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