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j I at At Ablett Village Clergy Aid Negro Hit by Vandals A group of Cramer Hill clergymen today expressed their distress to a Negro family, whose Ablett Village apartment and car were damaged this week by van dais. The Rev. Harry L. Hall, pastor of Christus Evangelical Lutheran Church, 26th st. and Hayes ave., and the Rev. Lawrence Black, representing the group, visited Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Ray Jr. yes terday to tell them they will raise the money to have his car re paired and painted. Police said the car was painted with racial slogans Wednesday, The vandals also broke three win dows in the apartment, occupied by the couple and their daughter, Sonya, 3, and son, Michael, 14 months. They are the second Negro couple to move into the housing project. After reading about the incident in the newspaper, Rev. Hall went to City Hall yesterday to talk to Ber- Mayor Pierce. He then went back lab- to his church and called a meet ing of all clergymen in the area As a result of the meeting, the clergymen late Thursday and yes terday visited members of their respective churches living in the housing project. They also went on record pledg ing to raise the funds to restore the car. Ray contended it was damaged to such an extent that he might have to get another car. The Kev. Hall said Kay was told to go ahead and repair the car. He said the funds would be raised to pay the bill. The mayor said it was "won derful" what the clergymen had done in such a short period of time. He said the clergymen of the major faiths demonstrated the "feeling of the adult population" of the city. "The city itself feels that it is most important to make every effort to find out how the incident occurred," the mayor said. "So far, it appears to be the work of juveniles and not adults." a

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  1. Courier-Post,
  2. 06 Mar 1965, Sat,
  3. Page 15

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