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Volume XVI—Number 31 _
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Baptist Ministers Urge Halt In Violence Threats
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THE PRIME MINISTER: Jomo Kenyatta, one time leader of
the dreaded Man Man emerged as the Prime Minister of the new
African Nation of Kenya as it celebrated its Independence Day
last Wednesday. The crowds that lined the streets of the new
nation’s capitol cheered the former Man Man leader at every turn
during the Independence Day Parade.
State PTA Board Of Managers
Hold Annual Planning Meeting
The Mississippi Congress of
Colored - Parents and Teachers
Board of Managers held their
anual planning meeting in
Jackson, Mississippi Saturday,
December 7, 1963. In this meet
ing plans were made of which
We hope will be beneficial as
well as inspiring to our local,
county and district PTA’s.
The Mississippi State Con
gress of Colored Parent and
Teachers will give a $100.00
scholarship to the senior who
meets the following qualifica
Scholarship Criteria
1. Must be of good character.
(Recommended by PTA presi
dent, High School Principal and
2. Must have an average or
above average ability.
3. Must have a pleasing per
sonality., show an interest and
love for people and have the
ability to get along with them.
4. There must be a need for
the scholarship.
5. Must have been in church,
school, and worthy community
6. Must be endorsed by the
State Board of Managers.
7. Send the name of the
senior who will take the exami
nation to Mr. Clarence Thomp
(Continued On Page Six)
Job Training Law Denounced
By Spokesman For N. Y. Mayor
San Jnan, Puerto Rico
A wide-ranging attack on the
federal Manpower Develop
ment Training Act (MDTA)
was launched here by a
spokesman for New York City
Mayor Robert F. Wagner.
Acting Labor Commissioner
James J. McFadden said that
“drastic .revision” of the act
was needed to aid workers
displaced., by technological
change ter upgrade themselves
and young people entering the
labor market without sufficient
The New York City official
addressed the concluding ses
sion of a conference on auto
mation and education. A day
earlier at the same meeting
Mayor Wagner, -now being
talked about as a potential
vice-presidential candidate
next year, had called for a 10
year public-works program to
reduce unemployment.
The MDTA was enacted last
year by Congress. While the
legislative intent has been
praised, the law’s scope has
been criticized because of its ■
limited usefulness. Mr. Mc
Fadden said that the city’s 16
months of experience with the
(Continued On Page Six)
Storkline Employees In Eleventh
Annual Children’s Christmas Party
Santa Claus distributed toys
and candy to over 2,700 children
of Storkline Corporation em
ployees in Jackson Saturday,
December 14. The occasion was
the eleventh annual Children's
Christmas Party for families of
the Jackson firm’s over 1,700
Storkline employees residing
in eight Central Mississippi
eounties brought their families
to Jackson to visit with Santa
Claus at the parties. Storkline’s
17-acre wood cabinet plant on
Livingston road was completely
idle for the day so all employees
could take part in the Christ
mas parties.
The annual parties are plan
ned and conducted by the com
pany’s Key Men’s Club, made
up of 137 members of the com
pany’s management group.
Master of ceremonies was Jack
Banks, president of the Key
Men’s Club and Quality Control
Manager for the company. Gen
eral Chairman of the parties
was George Planken, Receiving
and Stores Supervisor for
Storicline. Music and entertain
ment featured members of the
Key Men’s Club, other employ
ees and members of employees
Charles B. Ryan, president of
the company, welcomed em
ployees and their families. San
ta Claus made a dramatic ap
pearance, and Kej Men’s Club
(Continued On Page Seven)
See Kenya
Crucial Test Of
Jomo Kenyatta
Former Mau Mau
Leader Hailed
Nairobi, Kenya, Thursday,—
(UPI) — The British colony of
Kenya, where Mau Mau ter
rorism was rampant barely a
decade ago, became independent
Wednesday in a crucial test of
African nationalism.
Thousands of Africans shout
I ing “uhuru,” independence
cheered Prime Minister Jomo
Kenyatta, a former terrorist
Header, as he drove Khrough
the capital’s streets before the
midnight ceremony signing the
(Continued On Page Two)
Say Robeson
Plans Return To
United States
New York — Louis Lomax,
a Negro journalist from Cali
fornia, is quoted as saying Paul
Robeson, internationally fam
mous actor-singer will be com
ing home soon after living a
broad in Engand and East Ber
lin for more than five years.
Robeson has been a contro
(Continued On Page Five)
General Mills
Hires Negro
Market Analyst
Minneapolis — Louis M.
Moore has joined the marketing
research staff of General Mills,
Inc. He will be a marketing re
search data analyst in the Mar
ket and Media Analysis Section
and will take over his new du
ties on December 23.
Moore resigned his position
* (Continued on Page Three)
Verdict For
“lliclo Tom”
Wilmington, N. C. Dec. 16 —
Another judgement involving
the much used epithet “Uncle
Tom” was handed down here
last week when a local leader
sued the Jeffersonian, a subur
ban newspaper.
A jury in district court here
awarded a sum of $50,000 to
Harvey Thomas, who charged
(Continued On Page Five)
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Negro Soldiers
Are Convicted
For Murder
EVREUX, France.—Two Am
erican Negro soldiers were con
victed of unpremeditated mur
der Monday in the death of a
white U. S. airman in a barracks
brawl at the U. S. Air Force
Base here. The 10-officer U. S.
Army court will fix the sen
tences later, an aide said. The
maximum penalty in each case
is life imprisonment. Pfe. Ray
Continued On Page Seven)
Civil Rights
Petition Slowed
After Getting
100 Signers
Goal To Force
House Showdown
In January
Washington, Dec. 16— The
drive to obtain the signatures
of 218 House members to a pe
tition to force civil rights action
swept quickly past the 100
mark last week, but has since
that time slowed down to a
(Continued On Page Four)
British Irked
By Dismissall
Of Ghana’s
Chief Justice
Nkrumah’s Action
Poor Advertising
For Independence
A loud chorus of British
protests has greeted the action
of Ghana’s President Nkrumah
in dismissing his Chief Jus
tice, Sir Arku Korsah.
The action is seen as par
ticularly deplorable in the con
text of Kenya’s achievement
in independence this week and
(Continued On Page Five)
Nat King Cole Is Given
An Extraordinary Tribute
Nat King Cole received one
of the most extraordinary tri
butes ever paid to any member
of show business recently when
California Congressman Augus
tus F. Hawkins read into the
Congressional Record a com
mendation of the famous star.
Included in Congressman
Hawkins’ remarks were the fol
lowing praise for the celebrat
ed entertainer:
“Nat King Cole, the son of
a poor Alabama farmer-preach
er, has risen by virtue of sheer
talent and character to be one
(Continued On Page Two)
Joint Effort To Advance Equality
Brought Christians, Jews Closer
NEW YORK, Dec. 15.—The
president of the American Jew
ish Congress declared today
that during 1963 the country’s
three major religious faiths had
moved “closer than ever before
to mutual understanding, mu
tual respect and mutual cooper
Dr. Joachim Prinz of Newark,
N. J., said the new spirit of in
ter-religious good will was a by
product of the civil rights strug
gle in which Protestants, Cath
olics and Jews had joined hands
in “common action to advance
the common good.
“Not by drinking a toast to
brotherhood once a year but by
working together every day to
advance the cause of equality
for all our citizens have Prot
estants, Catholics and Jews
been able to develop a genuine
sense of community,” Dr. Prinz
told the American Jewish Con
gress national Governing Coun
cil at Stephen Wise Congress
House, 15 East 84th St.
In his address to the year
end meeting of the Congress'
policy-making group, Dr. Prinz
“At a moment of moral crisis
in America, the three great
faiths have come into their own
by embarking on a great cam
paign in which racial equality
and social justice for all citi
zens have become the new re
ligious battle cry.''
He continued:
“The leaders of American
Protestantism, Catholicism and
Judaism recognized that if the
churches and synagogues were
to play a significant role in our
time, they had no choice but to
join the great moral struggle
(Continued On Page Eight)
Labor Task Force To Do MHch
Toward Eliminating Bias
Organized labor’s civil rights<
task force “will do much toward
helping to eliminate race bias,”
AFL-CIO Vice President A.
Philip Randolph declared in a
network radio interview today.
This “socio-economic labor in
vention,” asserted Randolph,
will work at the local level
throughout the nation to
“arouse, awaken, inform and ad
vise” trade unionists in their
struggle to eliminate racial pre
Appearing on the public ser
vice program LABOR NEWS
CONFERENCE over the Mu
tual Broadcasting System, Ran
(Continued On Page Six)
»— -—
IV. C. Mutual To
Durham, N. C. — The Board
of Directors of the North Caro
lina Mutual Life Insurance Com
pany of Durham, North Caro
lina has approved a $26,000 do
nation to the United Negro Col
leges Development Campaign.
The announcement of the dona
tion was made by Asa T. Spaul
ding, president of the company.
The campaign to raise $60
(Continued On Page Seven).
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Johnson Backs
Proposal For
Kennedy Center
President Johnson has giv
en his formal support to
naming a proposed national
cultural center here for the
late President Kennedy and
financing half the cost with
federal money*
Legislation has been intro
duced in Congress to author
ize both the steps.
The center would be erected
on the bank of the Potomac,
almost directly across the
river from Mr. Kennedy’s
grave in Arlington National
'Mr. Johnson made known
his preference for what he
termed this beautiful sight.
He said that naming the cen
ter to honor President Ken
nedy “would be one of the
most appropriate memorials
that a grateful nation could
establish to honor a man
(Continued On Page Two)
Atlanta Rights
Group Call Off
Xmas Boycott
Atlanta, Ga. Dec. 16 — Plan
ned boycotts against Atlanta
merchants have been called off
by two civil rights groups.
The Rev. Ralph Abernathy,
spokesman for “Operation
Breadbasket” and Larry Fox,
chairman of the Committee on
Appeal for Human Rights, de
cided to call off boycotts during
the Christmas season.
Rev. Abernathy, whose organ
ization is affiliated with the
(Continued On Page Eight)
White Church
Kneel-lns Are
Arrested Sunday
Four men identified as New
York ministers, two Negroes and
two whites, were arrested here
Sunday when they refused to
leave two white churches which
they were attempting to enter.
They were arrested and jailed
on charges of disturbing the
peace at Galloway Memorial
Methodist Church and Capitol
(Continued On Page Four)
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Shoots Into
B’ham Negro
Lawyer’s Home
Birmingham, Ala. — Attor
ney Arthur Shores, whose house
has twice been bombed, report
ed to police Tuesday night that
a shot had been fired at his
Police said Shores told them
there were no injuries.
Shores has been active in
anti-segregation suits here for
(Continued On Page Five)
Clerk Told
To Open
Voter Record
MERIDIAN, Mis.—The Jus
tice Department asked U. S.
District Court here Monday to
order Jasper County voter reg
istral on records opened for in
The suit charged the regis
trar, Victor H. Hosey of Bay
(Continued On Page Five!
Christmas Boycotters Here
Threaten To Shoot Decorations
Out Of Negro Homes Windows
Christmas Tree Tore Down And
Destroyed At Elks Club
The threats and rumors of
threats of violence to be visited
upon those local Negroes who
refused to abide the call for a
Christmas boycott here by local
civil rights groups brought
forth a call from the local Ne
gro Baptist Ministerial Alliance
last week, and again early this
week, for a halt in such threats
and call upon Negro citizens to
erect Christmas trees, decorate
their homes, and enjoy the sea
son as befits the celebration of
the birth of Jesus Christ.
The spokesman for the Al
liance was Rev. L. L. Williams,
its President, himself a leader
in the local civil rights move
The most serious of the
threats and rumors of threats
was the threat to shoot the
Christmas decorations out of the
windows of Negro homes. This
threat or rumor, was made all
the more real because of the
number of incidents in the most
recent past here when stores
and other property in Negro
neighborhoods have been severe
ly damaged at night by gangs
of so-called civil rights crusad
That there existed the possi
bility of such violence became
more evident when, one night
last week, the beautifully dec
orated Christmas trees at the
local Negro Elks Club was torn
down and destroyed. Early this
week, according to reports, there
was no disposition on the part
of Officers of the lodge to put
up another tree. The Elks Club
is the chief spot where the mem
bers of CORE, the NAACP, the
Student Non-violent Coordinat
ing Committee, and their most
vocal adherents indulge in night
time recreation.
(Continued On Page Four)
Negro Women Leaders Meet
With President Lyndon B. Johnson
Washington, D. C. Dec. 14,
1963—Miss Dorothy I. Height,
National President, National
Council of Negro Women, Inc.
and Dr. Rosa L. Gragg, Presi
dent, National Association of
Colored Women's Clubs, Inc. at
the invitation of President Lyn
don B. Johnson, met with the
Chief Executive at the White
House, Friday, December 13.
During the meeting, President
Johnson spoke highly of the
way women work to achieve
goals to which they are dedicat
ed, the leader said. He showed
the same vital interest in Civil
Rights and other issues as he
had set forth in his message to
The President seemed keenly
aware of the problems affect
ing social and economic welfare
of the Negro family, said the
leaders. He emphasized the im
portance of women's groups
working on such problems as
school drop-outs and offering
assistance in all parts of the
Following the meeting, both
women leaders issued a state
ment saying, “The passage of
the Civil Rights legislation must
be the first order of business.
A great deal has been done al
ready by women, but much more
has to be done, now. Discrimi
| nation against women and a
gainst the Negro results in lim
ited opportunities for the train
ed and untrained alike. There
is a large reservoir of untapped
talent among our women, with
due appreciation for what prog
ress has been made, there is
still a greater need for an in
(Continued On Page Seven)
2nd Mother Of Johnson Children
Witness At President’s Inagurial
Washington — A lone Negro
woman was singularly honored
on Thansgiving eve as she was
quietly escorted into the House
gallery before President John
son spoke, and seated directly
behind the First Lady of the
land, Mrs. Lady Bird Johnson.
Although the attempt was
made to inconspicuously seat
Mrs. Zephyr Wright, it wa^to
no avail, for Mrs. Wright—for
more than 20 years a member
of the Johnson household staff
— was the only Negro in or
near the party of the First
When she first entered, Mrs.
Wright was placed in a seat in
the second aisle behind that of
Mrs. Johnson and her two
One of the daughters, when
she discovered that Mrs.
Wright was there, turned and
extended her hand in warm
greeting of friendship.
(Continued On Page Two)
Mrs. Kennedy Extends Her
Mourning Period To One Tear
going public appearances, and
wearing the traditional black of
the widow, Mrs. Jacqueline
Kennedy will observe a one
year mourning period for her
dead husband.
Mrs. Kennedy’s decision was
announced by her press secre
tary, Pamela Tumure. -
Asked if there was a possi
bility that Mrs. Kennedy would
campaign for President John*
son next year, Miss Tumure
said Mrs. Kennedy would re
main in mourning and would
not accept any public engage
ments. v
The former first lady and her
two children, Caroline, 6, and
John, Jr., 3, plan to spend
Christmas in Florida.
After the holidays, Mrs. Ken
nedy will move into a new
home in the Georgetown sec
tion of Washington.

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