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V Ar izn it agtllr i bmt e Ist Year, No 10 MARTIN L. KING STABBED Integration Leader Remains Critically 111 NEW YORK—The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., 30, a leader of the Southern Negro fight for integration, remained on the crit ical list at Harlem Hospital yes- ( terday after surgical removal of a letter opener, plunged into his chest by a Negro woman. The Rev. Mr. King's assail ant, Mrs. Izola Ware Curry, 42, a native of Georgia, was com mitted to the Bellevue Hospital phychiatric ward for mental ex amination after a court appear ance in which she made sev eral incoherent statements. Among her charges against the Rev. Mr. King was a state ment that he was "mixed up with Communists." She offered no ex planation. Public Opinions Pressure Fnubus The citizens and students of Little Rock, Arkansas have been voicing loud disagreement with Gov. * Qrval Faubus’ closing of the schools. A group of lawyers issued a joint statement that questioned the legality of his recent move against integration. Sixty-five white students met in a Presbyterian church and adopt ed a resolution urging the im mediate reopening of Hall High School even if Negro students might be admitted. A SUNDAY STROLL MS' 91 •.;> W Ha \ £ 9 mjf • 1 : 99 fgjMNL v jMFV jam CHEST WOUND—With letter opener * protrud ing from his chest, Dr. King gets first aid from unidentified man im mediately after attack by woman whom police said apparently was mentally deranged. % PATRICE, 3, takes her brother, Michael, nine months, for a Sunday stroll. Their parents are Mr. and'Mrs. Wal ter Venerable,2l4o E. Corona. 6. 0. P. Names Negro Chairman John T. Letts of Grand Rapids, Michigan, first Negro to be ap pointed as assistant prosecutor in Kent County was recently named chairman of the Kent County Re publican Convention. He is the first Negro in Michigan outside of Wayne County to be a County Convention Chairman for either party. Pictorial Weekly Friday, September 26, 1958 9 Face Trial In Race Riot LONDON Nine white youths were committed for trial at Old Bailey Central Criminal court after the prosecutor charged they drove around west London in a stolen car beating up any Negroes they could find. The gang, ranging in age from 17 to 20, was said to have been armed with iron bars torn from railings, autombbile trank han dles, table legs and knives. Three Negroes were serious ly injured and hospitalized. One of the victims was brought into west London magistrate’s court on a stretcher to testify. Riot police with police dogs were alerted in Nottingham to guard against possible new out breaks. . - End To Chest X-Rays Re-commended CHEST X RAYS. An end to compulsory chest X rays for school children is recommended by three federal agencies. State and local authorities are urged to use skin tests instead as a means of detecting tuberculosis, and to limit X rays to those whose skin tests are positive. Where X rays are used, the agen cies recommended safeguards a gainst unnecessary radiation. The recommendations were made by the Public Health Service, the Office of Education and the Children’s Bureau--all of the De partment of Health, Education and Welfare. # Man Killed In Truck Ernest Smith, 67, of 28 N. 11th St. a gardener, was shot to death shortly after 7 o’clock a.m. near Thomas Road and Man or Drive while he was riding to work, Saturday morning. Smith was a passenger in a pickup truck driven by N, H. Pruitt, 56, of 3426 E, Broadway. Police were questioning Pruitt.. According to officers, Pruitt said he and Smith “had words” because Pruitt was late in pick in up Smith today. Tax Bills Mailed The 200,000 plus tax bills for Maricopa County property own ers are in the mail. First half of the bills are due now and will become delinquent at 5 p.m. Nov. 3. For payment after that deadline a penalty of 10 per cent prorated monthly must be added under the law. 10 Cents Meet A Principal... ■f / I~:: :a WELLINGTON SWINDALL is principal of Palmdale School, located at the corner of 30th Street and East Wier. He received his B. S. de gree from Bluefield State Col lege, Bluefield, West Virginia, and his M.A, degree from Kent University, Kent, Ohio. Mr. Swindall is pursuing grad uate study at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz., and Ari zona State College at Tempe. Prior to establishing resid ence in Phoenix, Mr. Swindall was associated with Prairie View A. & M. College, Prairie View, Texas, as a professor in the De partment of Business Adminis tration. He is a member of Nation al Education Association, Ari zona Education Association, the National Business Teachers As sociation, American Association of University Professors, Arizo na Business Educators, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He and his wife, Helen, re side at 2547 W. Madison. Mr. Swindall also enjoys mem YOUNG SALESMAN ALEXANDER WRIGHT, Jr., 10, of 2345 W. Adams Street, is a young salesman. He was one of the first carriers for the Arizona Tribune. Alexan der is a fifth grader at Jack son School. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Wright, Sr. Photo by J. Woods Phoenix, Arizona bership in Arizona School Ad ministrators Association. He is a member of the Tanner AME Church. NAACP President Home From Capitol LITTLE ROCK Mrs. L.C. Bates president of the NAACP in Arkansas, and six of the sev en students who are crux of the dispute, returned home from Washington. The students were awarded SI,OOO college scholar ships by the Elks in Washington. Mrs* Bates Declines Mrs. Bates declined to com ment upon President Eisenhow er’s thoughts about integration or about Faubus’ newest actions. As for the Negro students, she said: "I still Consider them students of Central."