Some of the nation's first coverage of the Emmett Till abduction and murder

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Some of the nation's first coverage of the Emmett Till abduction and murder - Chicago Negro By Three White UCP Meets At...
Chicago Negro By Three White UCP Meets At Jackson Yesterday morning the United Cerebral Palsy of Mississippi, Inc., met in the Rose Room of the Hotel Heidelberg at Jackson. Several delegates from Greenwood attended. The purpose of the meeting was to hear reports on this year's fund campaign, to elect officers, and to make plans for the coming year. The morning session consisted of reports from the various committees and a report on the national convention by Mrs. E. O. Allen, Executive Secretary for the state organization. A report of much interest was made by Regional Vice-President W. E. Mallett of Jackson who told the large gathering of the progress that is being made in the Southern Region of UCP. He reported that recent studies show that cerebral Palsy is caused mostly by inoxia (lack of sufficient oxygen) in a child before it is born. He said that it should be the aim of the organization to encourage the use of preventive medicine where there might be a chance of cerebral palsy occuring. Mallett also urged members of U. C. P. to encourage their legislators to expedite the building of a 100 bed hospital-school for which funds wrere provided at the last session of the legislature. He reported that nothing had been done toward the construction of the institution since the money was appropriated. During the meeting the members adopted the 4-point program below: 1. Continued support of legislative action for rehabilitation center. 2. The setting up of pre-school treatment centers in the larger areas. 3. Adult program of rehabilitation. 4. Education of therapists and other specialist . State officers elected for the coming years are as follows: Dud-let D. . Culley. President; H. L. Hodges,.. 1st Vice-President; Rev. Youth Abducted Men At Money Sheriff George Smith said this afternoon that a second man. J. W. Milam of Glendora, has been arrested and placed in jail in con-: nection with the abduction of Emmett Lewis Till, 14-year-old negro of Chicago, that occurred early Sunday morning at Money. The officer also added the third man is sought in the affair. Milam came in at noon, and surrendered to the sheriff. Officers held a white storekeeper and searched for two other men today in connection with the abduction of a 14-year-old Chicago negro. Sheriff's deputies identified the man held as Roy Bryant of nearby Money. No charges have been filed but the investigation is continuing; into the abduction of Emmett Louis Till ,14, of 6427 St. Lawrence St. Chicago. Sheriff George W. Smith said his investigation disclosed this story: One of a group of negro youths entered Bryant's store at Money and made some "ugly remarks" to Bryant's wife. Early yesterday a car containing three white men went to the home of Mose Wright, negro, a short way out of Money and asked if a boy from Chicago was there. Wright is Till's uncle. Two of the men entered the house and came out with Till. Wright ;asked where they were taking the boy and the men replied "nowhere if he's not the right one." Wright said he heard the men ask a Avoman in the car if Till was the right boy and when she said yes, Till was placed in the car and the men drove off. Sheriff Smith said he did not know the whereabouts of Til! but added that Bryant told officers the boy had been released. Sheriff George Smith and Deputy John Edd Cothran made the investigation. Officers said that the following negro youths were with Till at Money: Morris Wright. 16; Wheeler Parker, 16; Thelton Parker, 19; Simon Wright. 12 and Roosevelt Crawford, 12. The latter went into the store and persuaded Till to leave the premises.

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  1. The Greenwood Commonwealth,
  2. 29 Aug 1955, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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