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JFK's "Cooling Off Period" Gets Deaf Ear
Murder
MIAMI, Florida -Within throe
days of a televised Miami meet
intf at which A I) Moore as
sorted “We want complete free
dom this year." two threats were
made on Moore’s life—one by
■i
Rev. H. N. Robinson, pastor
off Ebonoser AME Church and
Rov. S. D. Ross, pastor of
Shiloh Baptist Church at tho
Five-digit HP Codes
Will Improve Mail Servite
The five ZIP Codes for
all outlying post office? affiliat
ed with the Detroit Sectional
Center were announced today
by Postmaster K. L. Baker, as
the July 1 deadline for national
implementation of the new im
proved mail service program
neared.
The Detroit post office had
earlier been designated as a
ZIP Code Sectional Center serv
ing 115 afiliate post offices with
in the immediate area. Also an
nounced earlier was the ZIP
Code numbers for the Detroit
Post Office, itself, namely 482
coupled in each instance with
the present postal zone number.
In announcing the ZIP Codes
for affiliate post offices. Post
master Baker stressed the impor
tance of each citizen learning the
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GOAL Broadens Attack On "Biased" Law Agencies
DETROIT The Group on
Advanced Leadership (GOAL)
Wednesday broadened its attack
on alleged double standards in
Traffic and Recorder’s Courts and
‘'systematic” racial oppression
charged to the Wayne County
Prosecutor and the Detroit Po
lice Department.
In identical letters to Senator
Philip A. Hart and Cw*f itogsman
Charles C. Diggs. Tr., Attorney
O. Lea Molette, GOAL geneWi
Threats Follow
phone and one by mail.
I'.veis wanted complete free
'lorn too. and he got it: but does
ie like it?” said an anonymous
letter received by Moore. Thi
phone eall a.so mentioned the
NAACP award* nlfefit program
held in tha Latin Quarter June
14.
zone numjjer for his community
andusing that number in the re
turn address of all his corres
pondence. • A
“In answering nidil,-” he said,
“ZlP!'Codes taken' from return
addresses on incoming mail
should be used.”
“The ZIP Code is. literally the
last word in mail addressing,’’
Mi. Baker said "It should follow
the state in addresses. For ex
ample. Algonac, Michigan 48001.”
lie said that when nation
al ZIP Code pi; n is in full swing,
.t will provide the United States
with the most modern system of
mail distribution and dispatch
in existence, cutting as much
as 24 hours off the time between
mail deposits and deliveries and
greatly reducing the chance of
mrs sent letters.
counsel, asked the legislators
to send Senate House investiga
tors into Detroit’s Traffic Court
to make a “racial audit” of court
records and observe sessions of
the court where, GOAL charges.
Negroes are victims of ”legal
extortion” and are sent to jail
more oft n than whites.
The letters to Diggs and Hart
amplified charges of Fourth and
Fourteenth Amendment viola
tions made last week by Molette
Televised Meeting
' \A(T lender slain in Mississip
pi and threatened Moore with
the same.
'1 he following dny, whilt Moore
,r at wo-k, two carloads of
white men came to his home and
Register First.
Veters In Miss.
Town
CANTON, Mississippi, ln
this northern Mississippi town
where no Negroes had ever reg
istered to vote. 12 Negroes were
registered within a week. Climax,
ing the week-long campaign was
an overflow mass meeting ad
dressed by Jerome Smith and
George Raymond who arc lead
ing the registration drive.
Ix>cal poMce Intruded in«o th*
"hurch where the meeting was
ietd but caused no disruption,
’o’towing thn meeting, police
followed Smith’s car as far as
the town limits.
State Troopers Bring
Violence To Ala. City
GADSDBp, Ala. Club swing
ing state ■trqopprs Initiated vio
lence to thi? hiOrtKeastorn Ala
bama city pp the ninth day of
a city-wide nonviolent protest
Ask Federal Guards
*• % *J' *
For Miss, landers
NEW yORK. i- The National
Association for the Advancement
of Colored* v r*ople has called
upon Attorney General Robert F.
Kennedy to provide Federal pro
tection f<}r all Negro plaintiffs
in pending civil rights cases in
Mississippi.
..*. *• , .
Mr. WiUuns . ?Uo asked for
protection bf NAACP leaders in
the state, specifically Aaron Hen
ry and. jtfr*. Vhrg Pigec!
They aTP Jjftßldeot of the As
sociation's. Mlw&Vppi State unit
and secrptirjl-0(m the Coahoma
County Unit, - rMpeetively. Both
have been fIM<J upon in recent
days and Mr. lfenry’s home and
store have bocjn repeatedly bomb
ed.
Mr. Kve rs’ home was also
bombed recently.
Mr. Wilkins based his request
on the fact that “cverv plaintiff
and NAACP state officer is a
challenger of the racial status
quo.”
"Freedom Now"
and Attorney Robert J. Robbins,
GOAL AsaocLate Counsel. in an
appeal to Dr. lohn Hannah,
chairman of the United States
Civil Right* Commission They
asked Hannah *0 bring the Com
mission back to Detroit for new
rights hearings.
Molette tola Diggs and Hart he
is rolling ‘this matter to your at
tention because of the likelihood
of action on civil rights legisla
ramplcd over his lawn. Upon j
’earnin this Moor* had his wf • I
move elsewhere for the night
ho ensure her safety.
WIN LONG CAMPAIGN
Two days prior to the meet
a d‘'srat ion ramn dgn
was won which started three
veurs ago during a /sc
on Institute here.
Shell’s City Supermarket fi
desegregated its lun eh
counter and in addition agreed
’o invite a fdr employment pol
icy •by hiring Negro cashiers
vilhin 30 days. On the first day
of the policy change test teams
were served without incident.
The long campaign against
Shell’s City was reactivated in
nid May with mass picketing of
‘h* supermrkrt. Several influ
ential members of the commenitv
Participated in the negotiations
leading to the settlement.
Since reactivation of the Shell’s
CPv campaign olhm restaurants
which previously refused to nc
.otiatc, have desegregated. ihcy
•ncUulo Toby’s Caf tcria. Inter
national House of Pancakes,
, ’oi kv’a t?pv| * irant and the Not
' -hoppes eh-iin.
movement. They used electric
prod poles to disperse 300 per
sons from lh»* county courthuse
lawn where they were protesting
tne arrest of 400 non\ .olent deni,
onstrators.
"It was brutal," commented a
ocal pol'ce officer who asked
to rema’n unidentified. "There
war no need to c.ud those peo
ple." Local police interceded
vhen a state trooper started club.
Sing a Neqro woman who had
fallen to the ground.
Questioned about the brutality.
\lbert Lingo, commander of the
state troopers, told reporters:
“I can't help it these people (the
Negroes) ran into each other”.
It was Lingo who headed the con
tingent of state troopers who on
May 3 used electric prod poles
in arresting some of the Freedom
Walkers as they crossed the Ala
bama state line.
Following the onslaught by the
state troopers, three representa
tives coordinating the protest
movement, were arrested at ac
tion headquarters. They are Mar
vin Robinson, Mary Hamilton,
and William Douthard.
Scout Executive
Promoted
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FRED HARRIS
Fred Harris, District Execu
tive of Ambassador Bridge Dis
trict, has resigned effective Au
gust 1,19 M to accept the posi
tion of Director of Public Re
lations in the Otctma Council at
Rochester. New York.
Fred came to the Detroit Area
Council, Boy Scouts of America,
from Memphis, Tennessee in
June, 1959 and has served as
Assistant District. Executive of
District 5 and as District Execu
tive of Ambassador Bridge Dis
trict since July 1961. Congratu
lations and best wishes from his
many friends in the Detroit area
go with Fred and Elizabeth Har
ris as they accept this new op
portunity of Service to Boyhood
tion this summer.” He. charged
that the recent killings of Ser
geant Selwyn Adams by a Neg
ro, George Colby, and Moses Jol
ly by a white policeman. Patrol
man David Allen, "resulted di
rectly from an unconstitutional
permissiveness... encouraged by
top police officials and the Wayne
County Prosecutor."
“We urge you," Molette’s let
ter told the law makers, “to take
Standing Up i
For Freedom |
NOty
a Vv ,**
This youngster gives graph.c
testimony to the fact that the
fight for freedom is everyone's
battle. This young recruit in
freedom's army was present
at a mass NAACP rally in Jack
son, Mississippi, where slain
NA'VCP leader Medgar Evers
and others called for continued
protest demonstrations against
center rs racist hatred.
10,000 Expected
At 2nd Annua!
Baptist Confab
Ten thousand delegates and
guests are expected to attend
the Second Annual Progressive
National Baptist Convention,
j scheduled to be held at King
I bOiutnon Baptist Church, 14th
at Marquette, on September 3 8
j 1983.
Dr. Timothy M. Chambers, pas
! tor of Zion Baptist Church, Los
[ Angeles, California, is president
! of the 50,000 member organiza
tion, whose members are former
leaders and laymen of the Nation
! al Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
Dr. Chambers, who will deliver
his annual address on Wednes
day, September 4, is a member
1 of the City Planning Commission,
the Constitutional Baptist State
Convention and NAACP of Los
Angeles. Also, he serves as a
trustee of Bishop College.
Dr. L Z. Booth, pastor of
Zion antist Church, Cincinnati.
Ohio, who was host to the ini
tial meeting of the organization,
is Vice President At-Large of the
contention, and l)r. .1. Carl Mit
chell. of Huntington, W. Va . is
secretary.
Announcements were made by
Dr. Charles A. Hill, pastor of
Hartford Avenue Baptist Church,
executive chairman, and Dr. T
S. Boone, pastor of King Solomon
Baptist Church, general chair
man of the local convention com
mittee, at a luncheon, held in
The Detroit Free Press Club.
Jackson Bans NAACP
NEW YORK The action of
the Jackson, Miss., authorities
in securing an injunction ban
nig NAACP Activity in that city
“means the city is hurting from
the NAACP demonstrations, “Roy
Wilkins, the Association's ex |
ecutive secretary, said in a bul- i
letin dispatched to all NAACP I
units.
The temporary Jackson in- j
junction, handed down, June 6,
by Chancery Court Judge John
Stennet, bars the NAACP from
picketing, boycotting, parading
without a permit and otherwise
demonstrating for civil rights
A hearing on the injunction was
set for Sept. 9.
whatever steps are appropriate
to assure that a strengthening of
the protections of the Fourth
(guarantees against unreasonable
search and seizure) and Four
teenth Amendments is consider
ed among those civil rights mat
ters likely to be acted upon by
Congress this year.”
The GOAL official also raker!
Detroit Police Commissioner Geo
rge Edwards for failing to issue
"Cooling Oft May Lead
To Deepfreeze" King
The Reverend Martin Luther
King. Jr., president of the South
rt rn Christian Leadership Con
ference and recognized head of
fegro freedom movements across
the nation stressed, in a radio
interview, the importance of eon
tinued protest demonstrations.
APPEARING IN DETROIT to
•ake part in the Detroit Council
for Human Rights' massne
Walk To Freedom, last Sunday,
Rev. King stated: “Neg:oes must
inf'uence the economic power
structure if they ever hope to
•h-rvo the political power struc
ture.”
Rev. King came to Detroit
from Washington. I). C., where
he talked with President John
K Kennedy about the President’s
proposed civil rights legislation
and the current racial situation
"The President solicited our
(Negro leaders) support of his
"Demonstrations Will Not
Cease Shuttles worth
DETROIT, Michigan ln re
spouse iu (jncsuons pul lo him
by the Secretary' of National
Homemakers (iuild. Inc. a Muh
igan organization, via long dis
tance telephone, Rev. Fred Shut
tleswrrjh, president of Alabama
Christian Movement for Human
Rights and president <.f South
ern Conference Education Fund
of New Orleans, La., made the
following statements from his
office in Birmingham, Alabama.
"Demonstrations will not cease
for the plea that congress could
dc its work better in a calm at
mosphere. Civil rights have been
filibustered in Washington too
long.
"The initiation of a program
fcy the White Mouse will not stop
demonstrations.
"The Negro people of Amer
ica must never give up hope. We
must continually strive to be
what we want others to be."
We seek to major in brother
"Request Less Than
Reasonable Young
NEW YORK Concerning the
President’s suggestion q|f a truce
on any plans for demonstrations
in Washington toward hastening
favorable action on tho civil
rights measure, Mr. Whitey M.
Young had this to say:
"We do not agree with the
Pre'ident's request that Negro
lea ’■*rs refra’n from visible ac
tivites at the Capital. In the past,
with no public demonstrations
whatsoever, Congress has failed
to take action on civil rights pro
posals. We reoard the request
for an armistice as less than
ree-oneble."
The President’s civil rights
message of June 19 was “histor
courageous arfei comprehen
sive.”
Moreover, it now demands
"immediate, positive action by
Congress ’’
That was the reaction of the
National Urban league, exp-ess
ed by Executive Director Whit
ney M Young, Jr., as the na
tions’ lawmakers began girding
for the legislative battle already ;
taking shape around these criti- ,
cal issues.
"There must be no stalling or
foot dragging by the Congress
in getting to the heart of this
vital legislation,” Mr. Young de
clared.
"The President’s proposed om
nibus bill clearly charts the
CORE Rejects Cooling Off Period
NEW YORK The Congress
of Racial Equality (CORE) em
phatically rejected President Ken
nedy’s proposal for a morator
ium on anti segregation demon
strations. James Farmer, CORE
spokesman s;;id, “The dcmonstra
DETKOIT TRIBUNE, SATURDAY, JUNE 29. 1963
a statement against unreasonable
search and seizure following the
arrest of GOAL President Rich
ard B. Henry two months ago
for refusing to allow to plain
clothes officers to search him
Edwards’ “inappropriate silence.”
Molette said, “could only have
been interpreted by police offi
cers as support for their uncon
stitutional conduct with regard
to Negroes.”
tg station," Rtv. King said. "Ha
wants Negroes to mobilise ta haip
p**» the bill.".
R**v. King furthar stated, "Tha
Prer ident told m« soma congr<.-,_>
mans aa I tha damonstrations
h«* mo-a harmful than
halpful. I insistad it would not
be harmful."
Rev. King said the President
expressed concern over the fact
that some demonstrations have
led to violence, but the Negro
leader told the President that tin*
demonstrators have been amaz
ingly non violent and it was th<>
snnetators and others who were
violent.
Rev. King pooh pohed the
“cooling off ’ period theory ad
vanced by the chief executho
by saying "a cooling off period
may leaf 1 to a deep fraata in the
rectal situation in America."
t *
food and life. Negroes have .suf
fered a long time. We will per
-ervere and suffer longer. We
have come thus rar without vio
tnce. We will continue to make
progress without vioence. To re
'P, to the impulse on the part
of violence of a few would in
deed be a catastrophe.
"Nenrces demonstrate for lark
of another effective way to reach
the conscience of America.
"Determination on the part of
the Negro is undiminished. The
prtience and non-violence of Neq.
roer testifies to the loyalty of
Negroes to the Democratic prin
ciples of the United States.
"Demonstrations are not ends
>n themselves, but rather a means
toward a desired end.
"Demonstrations won't stop for
any cause until there is concrete
evidence that justice will be
done.
"Negroes must act."
| this nation must pu-siie
I if Negro citizens are to achieve
the rights set forth for them m
tho Constitution oi the United
1 States."
Mr. Young said the League
regards as vitally important the
President’s call for aditional
i funds to broaden the Federal
Manpower Development and
Training Program, but declared
nat "such action would be fu
i tile so long as full control ot
! exnending this money remains
within the discretion of the
j states.”
I he NUL leader said the Lea
"Mie acrrees wholeheartedly with
recommendations that the P-e
I ident’s Committee on Equal Em
ployment Opportunity be given
permanent status, as well as his
request again for authority for
the Civil Rights Commission to
;be renewed and expanded an 1
j that federal aid be provided to
i school districts in th e process
of desegregation.
Mr. Young added a note of
warn i n g that "likelihood of
swift and positive action by
tha Congrats on tha proposals
tha President advanced will be
seriously impaired, perhaps oven
sidetracked, if he is out of the
country when the legislative bat
tle over the suggested omnibus
civil rights bill gets Into full
swing."
t •
tions should help persuade
the legislators of the urgency of
the situation"
Farmer indicated that CORK
supported the President's propov
als as far as they went.
Molette lists examples of beat
ings. killings, and unequal treat
ment accorded Negroes by the
police, the prosecutor, and Re
corder’s Court judges within the
past two months. "The net ef
fect.” Molette charges, “it that
the existence of Negroes in De
troit. viz a vi* our law enforce
ment bodies, approaches that of
an animal in the Jun«le in which
every season la open season.”
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