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Mental h n Hodges, and Mrs. Mercer Has Application From Ghana MACON, Ga. (UP)) ;- The question of how to handle the application of a Negro from Ghana to all-white Mercer Universilj to lay was in (he hands of a committee on integration. Sam Jerry Oni, 22, of Takoradi, Ghiina, has applied for admission to the school. Mercer officials have not decided whelhcr lo treat nir, application us that of a fore ifin student or Iliat of a Negro Mercer officials announced )uesd.iy (he mailer hail l«en turned over lo its Integrator committee, headed by Dr Waller L. Moore. A spokesman said (lie commit. Ice is expected lo make a repoit m April on ijossible integrals and presumably ivij) decide 0111 Om's application at lhal lime .Mercers president, Dr. liufusj B. Hams, has gone on record favoring admitting qualified Negro Negro students. II was his motion that set up the integration committee. committee. Oni's application w;is disclosed uy the Christian Index, a ,,(,(,1, cation of the Georgia Baptist Convention. The Index saiil Oni had been converted lo Chrislianiiy l )y Har ! MS Mobloy, a Baptist missioiuu and I9,» graduate of Mercer P ans lo enter Mercer as a islenal student, the publication said. Tlie Index recommended t h a Ins application be handled undu a policy for admission of foroiin students and said Mercer "must separate (he application. . .from ^(ic issue of admitting Negro students now being considered" by .(m integration committee.

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  1. The Amarillo Globe-Times,
  2. 20 Feb 1963, Wed,
  3. Page 17

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