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oni 28 - Admittance Of Negro Problem MACON, Ga. (UPI) —...
Admittance Of Negro Problem MACON, Ga. (UPI) — The question of how to handle the application application of a Negro from Ghana to all-white Mercer University today today was in the hands of a special committee on integration. Sam Jerry Oni, 22, of Takoradin Ghana, has applied for admission to the ' school. Mercer officials have not decided whether to treat his application as that of a foreign foreign student or that of a Negro. Mercer officials announced Tuesday the matter had been turned over to its integration committee, headed by Dr. Walter L. Moore. A spokesman said the committee committee is expected to make a report in April on possible integration and presumably will decide on Oni's application at that time. Mercer's president, Dr. Rufus B. Harris, has gone on record as favoring admitting qualified Negro Negro students. It was his motion that set up the integration committee. committee. "•" Oni's application was disclosed by the Christian Index, a publication publication of the G c o r g j a'Baptist Convention. Tiie Index said Oni had been converted to Christianity by Harris Harris Mobley, a Baptist missionary and 1955 graduate of Mercer. Oni plans to enter Mercer as a ministerial ministerial student, the publication said. The Index recommended that his application be handled under a policy for admission of foreign students and said Mercer- "must separate the application. . .from the issue of admitting Negro students students now being considered" by the integration comittse.

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  1. Las Vegas Daily Optic,
  2. 20 Feb 1963, Wed,
  3. Page 3

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