Local Accomodations Law Propose

Describes the Committee for Open Business' first protest and explains that the Board of Alderman is reviewing the law

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Local Accomodations Law Propose - CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JUNE 13,...
CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 1963 local Accomodations aw rroBoseo. SG Officers Are Named Don Curtis and Gerald Thornton will serve as Acting President and Secretary-Treasurer Secretary-Treasurer Secretary-Treasurer of the stlident body this summer, it was announced last week by Student Student Body President Mike Lawler. i The positions ere filled by presi dential appointment during me reeular session if the elected of ficers are not able to serve through the summer. All executive executive appointments are also subject to approval by btudent wgisid Curtis was recently elected to tv,a i virpt-nresidencv virpt-nresidencv virpt-nresidencv of the UNC .Young Democrats and is a former airman of the University Pany He is the only non43reek ever to have held the letter position. Curtis has been active in stu irWt oovpmment and 1 Graham Memorial Student Union activities for ' several years. r.prald Thornton is a rising senior in the School of Business Administration and was tne ur candidate for student ooay irc this spring. ntw student government ap pointments announced are as fol Imvc Student Government Board: Anne Lupton, Sandy Dalton and Bob Mpti's Council chairman: Grant Wheeler; Women's Council (Continued on Page 3) Open Business Group Meets The Committee for Open Business will meet tonight for a "Freedom Rallv" to map plans for its anti segregation drive in Chapel Hill. The rallv will be held in St. Joseph's rhurrh fn West Rosemary St. at eisht o'clock. A spokesman for the Committee inrtirnterl last week that future demonstrations against segregated businesses in the Chapel Hill area were being considered by the Exe cutive Committee. The spokesman indicated that these demonstrations might be in the form of boycotting, picketing sit-ins sit-ins sit-ins or marches. The Executive Committee met earlier this week but failed to dis close what plans would be proposed to those present at tonight's meet- meet- in The Committee announced last - ZZZ 7"7-H 7"7-H 7"7-H J J , A 1 y 1 1 1 ' ' K 'till 1 ill i " ? ix , i! jL -i -i ? . J i l ill I v r if ?!'f i i i 1 1 v j i m 1 1 1 Hi I II; I iH 1 ' t II Mi"w' f " ; f ! r- r- is - ,i j ' ' ; I f , T' ? I'- I'- Ka::!::;:'::i:ii:i::ii5?::i:4::E f 3 I t ' i - " ? flr,,,nn,n,n,Utrl ,. An.. J .rn l-,-..ii,i l-,-..ii,i l-,-..ii,i l-,-..ii,i I SINGING, HAND-CLAPPING HAND-CLAPPING HAND-CLAPPING Ne groes, part of a group of 350 Negroes and whites, march down Franklin Street during a demonstration sponsor ed by the Committee For Open Busi ness May 25. Proposals by the Committee's Committee's Executive Committee advocat ing sit-ins sit-ins sit-ins or picketing of segregated businesses may be considered at a free dom rally tonight. A Committee spokesman spokesman indicated last week that if approv ed, the new demonstrations may be centered against the Colonial Drug Store. The College Cafe, which had been picketed prior to f inal exams, announced announced a lowering of racial bars six days after the May 25 demonstration. Photo by Jim "Wallace Record Enrollment Of 5200 Arrives For First Session By JOEL BULKLEY Mnr than 5.200 students, the largest number in UNC's Summer registered for the attending special conferences, institutes, institutes, workshops and short-term short-term short-term courses here. Resides those regularly enroll Segregation Prohibited The Mayor's Committee on Inte gration recommended this week that the Chapel Hill Board of Aldermen enact an ordinance prohibiting seg regation in Chapel Hill s public businesses. The proposed public accomoda tions law would make it illegal for restaurants, retail stores, theaters and similar establishments doing business with the public to deny service to anyone on the basis of race. Mayor Sandy McClamroch, the chariman of the committee, also re cently made public a survey compiled compiled at his request by the Merchant's Merchant's Association. The results of the survey are as follows: 165 retail businesses provide equal service without regard to race (an estimated dozen or less do not). 131 service type organizations (service stations, fuel oil distributors, distributors, etc.). have no racial restric tions on services. 47 professional people (doctors. lawyers and dentists) have no racial bars. In the cast of service organiza tions and professional people, the Merchants found none practicing segregation in service. First la State The proposed law. if passed. will be the first in the state although the committee was told that there are such ordinances elsewhere in the country that had been upheld by the courts. , The committee also reviewed its previous efforts in desegregating Chapel Hill businesses. The Committee had sent letters and contacted directly proprietors of segregated eating establish ments in Chapel Hill. The following businesses were reported to have shown little or no inclination to change their segregation policies: Colonial Drug Store, Leo's Grill, Clarence's, The Shack, Brady's, The Pines, The Patio, and Tar Heel Sandwich Shop. The Committee members agreed that they had exhausted all possible efforts to encourage the businesses to desegregate be fore recommending the public accommodations accommodations ordinance. The Committee also decided to send letters to Chapel Hill's motels asking them to desegre gate and offering the Commit- Commit- rlnded. Enrollment at Chapel Hill, for all numoses including . both ses sions of summer school and the additional tnousanos nereiorsnoi i- i- , (Continued on Page 4)

Clipped from The Daily Tar Heel13 Jun 1963, ThuPage 1

The Daily Tar Heel (Chapel Hill, North Carolina)13 Jun 1963, ThuPage 1
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