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Aides Also Find; Wanted Open Doors Chi Youth Killed By Owsils Pastor Negro Cop THE COURIER, October 8, 1966 PAGE 3 Congregation MACON, Ga. - A Southern Baptist congregation here, Negro On Little Rock School Board LITTLE ROCK, Ark.Here in this Arkansas city where the Little Rock Nine, a group of grade school children, made the first confrontation on school desegregation in 1957 as a follow - up of the famous Supreme Court School Desegregation Decision, a Negro, T.E. Patterson, was elected to the school board last week. The new school board member, the first Negro In the history of the state to serve in such a position, is a trained educator. Patterson is executive secretary of the Arkansas (Negro) Teachers Association. He will be a member of a seven - man board. When the Little Rock episode was at its height in 1957, the nine Negro grade school children who marched proudly to school each day with the protection of federal troops, despite the violence and rantings and ravings of whites, became a symbol of the Negro's fight for equality throughout the world. The fight was led by Mrs. Daisy Bates, an NAACP branch president, who directed strategy In the drive to enroll and educate the nine Negro children. stifled by their centuries - old inhumanity, ousted its pastor and two of his assistants for preaching the unpardonable sin of Integration almost shattering the faith of a visiting Nigerian student. While the Tatnall square Church on the campus of Baptist - oriented Mercer University voted to dismiss the Rev. Dr. Thomas J. Holmes, his assistant, Rev. Douglas Johnson, and minister of music, jack W. Jones; they also refused admittance to the African Sam Jerry Oni, who had been converted to Christianity by Southern Baptist missionaries. Oni, 25, promised he would try again to attend services at the Church located on the Mercer campus. The church is not university affiliated. The church's board of deacons had voted in July to fire the three for admitting two Negro college students attending an "Upward Bound" program in June. All three had advocated an "open door" policy in the church. "It has been a test of my faith in a sense, but it has also been a strengthening of my faith," Dr. Holmes said. "This has shown me the importance of preaching the truth." Oni came to Mercer on the recommendation of a missionary alumnus. CHICAGO Three spurts of violence, all stemming from a single disturbance, resulted In the death of a 19 - year - old Negro youth and the burning of five bus passengers. Police were called to the scene of an after - dance gathering and found 200 youths swarming around the area, several brawling on an elevated train platform. Plainclothes Patrolman Clarence Parham, a Negro, shot Willie L. Hayes to death after about 10 youths, shouting "black power," tossed the officer through a plate glass window. The police shot over the heads of youths who threw a Molotov cocktail into a Chicago Transit Authority bus, burning five passengers, one seriously. The cops also arrested another youth on charges of knocking to the ground and kicking a policemin when he tried to mediate a fight. ChargeKlanners With Bombings M I L W A U KEE Turner H. Cheney, the reported head of the Illinois Klan, and Robert C. Schmidt and Robert W. Long, both Wisconsin Klanners, were charged here last week with the bombings of the Milwaukee office of the NAACP and the Allied 7 UNDER FIRE - - A Negro member of the 2nd Bat talion, 7th U.S. Marines, crouches calmly in his fox hole as two comrades prepare to carry a dead mate to an evacuation helicopter. The Marine company was under heavy North & Vietnamese mortar barrage in heavy fighting area last week. Linoleum Store. recent civil rights activist, Gif - : Cheney and Schmidt were man is the former executive! charged with the bombing of the secretary of the Wisconsin Civil - store operated by John Gilman, Rights Congress.

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  1. The Pittsburgh Courier,
  2. 08 Oct 1966, Sat,
  3. Page 3

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