Protests Halted Temporarily

Chapel Hill municipality kicking the can down the road instead of taking action. Details who was arrested for what.

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Protests Halted Temporarily Efforts to gain the desegregation of Chapel Hill's 19 remaining ' segregated establishments came to an apparent standstill tills week when all parties concerned failed to take any definite action Floyd McKissick, defense attorney for the Chapel Hill Committee for Open Business, said he would file notice of appeal in Orange County Superior Court for the 15 persons convicted this week in Recorder's Court on charges resulting from anti-segregation protests staged here last month. Action on a proposed ordinance to prevent future businesses established in Chapel Hill from practicing racial discrimination was deferred by the Board of Aldermen Monday night. The Board also referred a report on the '"whole racial situation here" to a state-wide committee of mayors. The proposed ordinance, concerning future businesses, had been offered as a possible alternative to a public accommodations, law which would . deny licenses to any local business denying service on the basis of race or color. The Aldermen had planned to discuss the new proposal, and had earlier requested a study of such a law's constitutionality and feasibility by the Institute of Government. Mayor Sandy McClamroch told the Board the Institute had not completed the requested study. Further action on the ordinance is expected at the Aldermen's next regular meeting. Twelve Negro and three white COB members were convicted on trespassing, obstructing traffic and blocking sidewalk charges Tuesday in Chapel Hill Recorder's Court. Harold Foster, former chairman of the Committee, was convicted on two counts obstructing traffic, in a July 17 street demonstration and block- ing the sidewalk on July 19. Twenty-one persons were charged,, with - trespassing " July 19 after staging a sit-in at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Merchants ' Bureau office. Judge William S. Stewart found 10 guilty; three cases were nol pressed with leave by Solicitor Roy M. Cole; one was found innocent; one case was (Continued on Page 3) Triangle Players Are Presenting 'Anything Goes' "Anything Goes," the final production of the Triangle Summer Theatre, opens tomorrow night at the YWCA auditorium in Durham. The play, directed by Richard Parks, UNC graduate

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  1. The Daily Tar Heel,
  2. 15 Aug 1963, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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  • Protests Halted Temporarily — Chapel Hill municipality kicking the can down the road instead of taking action. Details who was arrested for what.

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