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VOL. XV—No. 33
Woman Says Integration
Favored By Many Whites
NORFOLK, Va. A Norfolk
white woman expressed the view
that “a great many people favor
integration in the white race
“but are afraid of outside pres
sures in their daily lives, open
strife in the church, and the
of friendship and prestige”
if they let it be known publicly
that they favor integration.
The woman identified her self
according to report as “Mrs.
Shirley S. Nesbit. She expressed
distress in a letter to the Nor
folk morning paper which car
ried her letter under the cap
tion “The Silence of Christians.”
Mrs. Nesbit said in part:
“I am writing on, a subject
which distresses me deeply the
silence of the Christian churches
ton the matter of integration. I
Prominent L.A.
Elk’s Rites Held
Robert B. Strather, “Bob” to
his many friends throughout
California, died at Los Angeles
Hospital last week, from cere
bral hemorrage. He had been
sick for several months but had
been seriously ill for only a few
The Elks of which he had
long been an active and promi
nent member, were in charge of
the funeral. The family advised
that the body be cremated.
Strather was 67 at the time
of his death. He was well known
here esi>ecially among local Elks.
He was president of the Pacific
States Ass’n of the Elks, which
post he held for eight years;
past exalted ruler of the Joe E.
Bass lodge, Los Angeles, and
director of public rela
tions of the Pacific State Ass’n.
addition, he was a member
of the Knights of Pythias and
a Mason.
In addition to his wife, he is
survived by a daugther, Feme
Strather Cleaver; a granddaugh
ter, La Vem Parkham; and a
sister, Mrs. Stella Riley.
MUENSTER, Germany. A
Germany court here last week
ruled the music of famed trum
petist Louis Armstrong is va
riety and not art, despite the
testimony of one. of the coun
try’s leading authorities. N
The ruling came about when
an entertainment agency sought
authorization to pay reduced tax
bn a series of Armstrong con
certs throughout Germany. ?
to Several witnessed testified in
the case, including Prof. Korte
Muenster university who con
tended that Armstrong’s music
style is a form of art. His tes
timony was opposed by others
who testified that during Arms
tron’s appearance in Muenster,
“the bass player danced around
with his instrument.” Thd clari
netist, too, was reported to have
performed cartwheels on the
stage and “trombones were play
ed with the feet,” the critics
Hearing all this, the court rul
ed: “Tlrs falls into the category
of variety and is not art ”
know that the policy-making
assemblies of various denomina
tions have taken stands against
segregation, but far too m£fny of
the indiv.dual chilrch leaders
and laymen are turning their
heads away from this moral is
sue as if it would cease to exist
if not confronted. It is almost
too late for the church to meet
the challenge<of proving to those
outside its doctrine, both at
home and abroad, that it rtands
up for and practices all that
it expounds.
“I cannot but believe that a
great many people feel the way
I do but are afraid of outside
pressures in their daily lives,
open strife within the church,
and the loss of friendship and
prestige.” She adds:
“I am white, with centuries
of Virginian ancestry behind me
and have lived in Norfolk my
entire life. All of this makes me
aware of the vital need now for
every thinking, feeling south
erner! to concentrate not on time
and emotion-wasting resistance
to the inevitable but on how the
change can best be made with
out strife and heartache and
without depriving anyone Ne
gro or white, of his right for
health, education and individual
human dignity and freedom.
LONDON The Black Star
Line of Ghana hopes to have
ships in operation within a few
weeks. The president of the line,
W. M. Q. Halm, says he is an
xious to buy the first ship which
he plans to be about 8,000 or
10 000 tons. He plans a fleet of
three ships initially.
Black Star Line ships are to
be staffed by Israel captains who
are expected to star training
Ghanaians as soon as possible
according c to a contract signed
with the Zim Israeli Navigation
NEW DELHl—Marian Ander
son, world’s most famous con
tralto, received a tremendous
ovation Sunday during the en
cores' and curtain calls at her
final concert here.
Tickets were at a premium.
The hall had been sold out
weeks in advance.
Prime Minister Nehru apd his
daughter were among the au
dience. v \
City forces repaired Or re
placed 11,748 square feet of
faulty sidewalk during October.
Os this total, 3,766 square feet
of sidewalk damaged by tree
roots was repaired and replaced
at City expense, while the re
mainder was paid for by the pro
perty owners involved.
The program has been con
tinued without interruption since
1955. Repairs are made in ac
cordance with an ordinance
adopted by the City Council
which limits liability of the City
in respect to damages for in
juries to persons or property on
public right-of-way.
CUTTING CAKE- bui Derrick, on his 62nd wife, Corrie, standing, and Mrs. Bessie
birthday, is assisted in cutting his birthday Peters, look on. (Details below.) '
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DINNER GUESTS A group of well-wishers
gathered around a T-shape table at Bob’s
Rose Room to help Bill Derrick (in the above
picture) celebrate his 62nd birthday. Two
horns of plenty, filled with fruit served as
a center-piece and autumn leaves strewn
along the tables completed the tab'e decora
tions. The traditionally winter table setting
was artistically arranged by Florist, Florence
Reed. Numerous gifts were received by Mr.
Derrick who is Arizona District Commander
of the Department of American Legion. Dur
NEW YORK The most dan
gerous place in the home for a
man is outside the house. A
recent Ben-Gay study chows
that one-third of minor acci
dents which befall the modern
husband take place on the lawn.
Raking leaves, shoveling snow,
car repairs and other do-it-your
self projects are the chief cause
cf sprains and other minor in
For the lady of the house, the
kitchen is the danger spot. One
half of her minor accidents hap
pen in the room where she
spends the most time, prepar
ing meals and handling ether
mg- the evening, several guests expressed
in words, the loyalty and devotion experi
enced in .their friendship with the host.
Participating in the festive occasion were:
Messers and Mesdames Bob Williams, Leo.
Lazenby, John H. Webber, Fred Barnes,
and Joe Hunter; Mesdajnes Wm. Derrick,
George Ross, Mary King, Mary Burns, Madge
Copeland, Lora Mae Jones, Daisy Moore,
Maggie Sells, Florence Reed, Bessie Peters;
Mrs. Payne; Messrs Paul Lewis, Robert Ruf
fin, Milton Lewis; and Mr. Miller. r,
household chores.
v Or these minor accidents to
noth sexes, sprains, strains, and
pulled muscles accounted for
less than 10 percent of the total
injuries but approximately 60
percent of the pain.
dangerous hours of the
day, for both men and women,
are between the*hour-, . f 10 a.
m. 1 r w • 4 and ■ .
A GOOD newspaper and the
Bible in every house, a good
schoolhouse in every district,
and a church in every neigh
borhood, all appreciated as
they deserve, are the chief
support of virtue, morality,
•ivil liberty, and religion. —
—Benjamin Franklin

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