FOURTH YEAR, NO. 24, FRIDAY, JANUARY 5,1962
HAGLER-KING NUPTIALS READ
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A father read nuptial vows for his son's wedding last Saturday.
Pictured above are Mr. and Mrs. Felton E. King who were married,
Dec. 30 at the Emmanuel Church of God in Christ. Rev. Felton
King officiated at the ceremony.
The bride, the former Miss Luella Hagler is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hagler, 1512 W*Yavapai.
The groom is the son of Rev. and Mrs. Felton King, 1520 W,
Sonora. The couple is at home at 1644 W. Mohave.
MRS. BEATRICE JACKSON HOLDS
OPEN HOUSE NEW YEAR'S DAY HERE
Preparing to give a toast for the new year are Mesdames Dorothy
Lewis, Beatrice Jackson, 811 E, Monroe, hostess, Josephine Smith,
Rosa Boothy, Edna Moore and Lillian Cagle.
Mrs. Beatrice Jackson held open house Monday, Jan. 1 for her
multitude of friends.
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U. S. CIVIL RIGHTS
MEET IN PHOENIX
The U. S. Civil Rights Com
mission will hold a one day
hearing in Phoenix 9n Feb. 3,
to “assess the status of civil
The commission’s announce
ment said the hearing is part of
a ‘Tong-range project which in
cludes the study of civil rights
of minorities in a diverse group
of urban centers."
Phoenix was chosen, the com
mission said, "because of its tre
mendous growth and the diver
sity of its minority groups," and
because it is a city “where
there are few, if any, civil rights
laws and where progress none
theless has reportedly been
Berl I. Bernhard, commission
staff director, emphasized that
the commission is not coming
to Phoenix in response to com
plaints, but to gather facts with
which to assert the current status
of civil rights.
The commission staff will visit
Phoenix sometime this month
to collect facts in preparation
for the hearing.
About three months ago, the
State Advisory Committee on
Civil Rights reported there are
no major civil rights problems
in Arizona. However, the Civil
Rights Commission asserted
there is evidence that some Ari
zonans are “arbitrarily and se
verely restricted in the fields
of housing, employment, and to
a lesser extent, public accom
The report noted steady pro
gress in school integration, with
Phoenix and Tucson providing the
Phoenix Elementary School
District began integration steps
in its schools in 1953. Phoenix
Union High School District closed
Carver High School, its only all-
Negro unit, the following year,
transferring students to high
schools in the areas in which
Teachers from Carver were
transferred tootherhigh schools,
some teaching in schools where
•there are few Negro students.
A 64-year-old woman spent
New Year’s Eve in the city jail
as a suspect in the fatal stab
bing of her husband during an
argument over money.
Alex Hannah, 61, of 4113 E.
Transmission, a retired soldier,
died Saturday night in the kitch
en of his home after being stabbed
in the neck, police said.
The suspect, who identified
herself as Luevina Hannah, was
quoted by Police Patrolman KJE.
Berrett as saying:
*T done killed my husband,
all 1 got is gone."
Police claimed a witness told
them that just before the fatal
stabbing, Mrs. Hannah told her
husband: ,I Give me all your mon
PHOENIX 40, ARIZONA
J. S. JONES. BOARD CHAIRMAN OF
COMMONWEALTH FIRM ANNOUNCES
PLANS FOR MILLION DOLLAR PROGRAM
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The Board of Directors of Commonwealth Investment & Trust
C ompany held a two day meeting during the Holiday week end to
perfect plans for one million dollar housing development to be
known as Sheraton Park, adjacent to the recently completed Princess
Jean Park near Roeser Road and 22nd Street,
Those attending the board meeting were from left, D. W. Williams,
vice pres., of Williams & Jones Construction Co., Travis Williams,
pres. Williams & Jones Construction Co., J. S. Jones, board chair
man, Commonwealth Investment & Trust Co., J. B. Jones, pres,
of J. 8,-Jones Construction Co. of Los Angeles* Calif., B. W.Wil
liams, pres, of Williams & Jones Construction Co. of Vallejo, Calif.,
and Lee G. Jones, vice pres. & Agency Director of Sun Valley Life
Insurance Co. COn't. p. z
MR. AND MRS. SCOTTY OBY. SR.,
CELEBRATE GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY
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Mr. and Mrs. Scotty Oby, 2155 E. Broadway Road, celebrated
their golden wedding anniversary, Sunday, Dec. 21. A reception
was held at the Valley Life Building, 1140 E. Washington.
Mr. and Mrs. Oby were married at Tanner Chapel, AME Church
a half century ago. Rev. G. Bray officiated.
Mrs. Oby a native of Tempe, Arizona, moved to Phoenix at an
early age. An active church and civic worker, she is well known
throughout the city.
Mr. Oby is active in Tanner Chapel AME, also having served
in many offices. He is active in the local Elks organization.
They have five children, 15 grandchildren and three great grand
Mr. Oby was born in Marlin, Texas and he moved to the city
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