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 - White Youths Beat, Torture Negro Man By MAX B....
White Youths Beat, Torture Negro Man By MAX B. SKEL/T**N , HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) — Fourj masked white youths hung a Ne-j gro man from a tree by his heels [ Monday night and scratched twoi series of KKKs into his chest and: stomach after beating him with] •chains, the Negro told police, j Felton Turner, 27, said' he freed himself from ropes around his ankles and wrists staggered to a nightwatchman's shack and telephoned police. A dtoctor at Jefferson Davis Hospital said Turner was treated and released this morning. The six Ks ranged from 1W- inches to 3 inches in length and went from Turner's chest to hip stomach, the doctor said. Rope marks were on the Negro's wrists and ankles. Police said' Turner told them he was walking near his home in a Negro residential - area at 10:15 p.m. when two masked white youths leaped from a car and grabbed him. They carried guns and forced him into the back seat of a sedan. Two other masked white youths were 1 in the front seat, Turner told officers. Turner said 'he struggled to free himself but the youths gagged him and -beat him to the floor with chains. They took him to a wooded are where he was tied' and hung from the tree -by his heels, he said. There they beat him with chains and rope, cut off his jacket and shirt and scratched the Ks on his stomach and chest with a knife As the white youths were leaving one of them told Turner that if he tried" to escape one of them would kill him, the Negro said'. Turner worked! the ropes off his feet and hands and made his way to a nearby nightwatchman's' shack. j Police Lt. Breckenridge Porter, said Turner's wounds could' not have been self-inflicted. i Turner, unemployed 1 , told police j that a red-haired youth in the) front of the car told him thev were hired to do a Job because of. publicity Texas Southern Univer-j sity Negro students received overj sit-ins at a lunch counter at Houston in the past few days. A group of students from the alliNegro university staged their first sit-in Friday at a lunch' coun ter in a supermarket. The sit-ins spread to a drug store Saturday and a third store" Monday. All were peaceful. Houston schools have 170,000 students. About 50,000 are Negroes. An integration suit is pending before U.S., Dist. Judge Ben Connally but he has given n oindica- tion when he would' hand down a decision. The sit-ins were in stores near the university on the opposite sid< of town from where Turner was beaten. Turner, who has a 3-month-old son, is not a student at the university. A doctor at the hospital said Turner suffered one bad cut on his head, and 1 bruises and minor cuts on the lips, right shoulder and across the chest. These werr in addition to the Ks on "his chest and stomach. Negro Pupils Are Served While Seated By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Negro demonstrators claimed victory in North Carolina today as the growing anti - segregation campaign entered its sixth week and spread into the eighth Southern slate. Students in two North Carolina cities seeking equal eating facilities at traditionally segregate-! of ; n __„__„ lunch counters were'served whilei! ----- MondayApparentlyJt was imehiha hap^ wav^of^tdow^arlcd """"V The first "demonstration' in West' Virginia took a new form Stu-! *? dents paraded at a motion picture theater rrobesiine seera>!a.ted T c.^ uzr irviesung . bt-wregiavea seating arrangements Co-Educational Camp For Girl, Boy Scouts Creates Big Dispute area roped off. iTSbStaTrSr-Ihe sitdowns'S spread from drug stores to a and stomach Monday night beU , cause of kmcb countei^denTonstra-, A *T_»_» _^«._i»^ j_ Tjr_.i,i~.- ^ ?* S J °^£°±l., m J£*%Z tions there. , By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ! ALBANY, N. Y. (AP)—Approximately 5,000 girls apparently arc in the middle of a dispute between the Roman Catholic Diocese and f^e Hudson Valley Girl Pf-out j Council over rules for co-educational camping. • The council said Monday thnt the diocese had' suspended temporarily scouting activities of all its civurcih-sponsored troops to protest rulations that would permit camping of girl scouts with organized .groups of boys, such as the boy scouts. | Miss Jeanette Rafter, executive director of the council, said, however, that the council had not con- temptated setting up any co-educational camping. I The Rev. Joseph W. Connolly of Troy, diocesan director of Catholic Scouting, declined comment on the matter. | The chancery of the diocese also would make no statement. j It was reported that parish nriests! were notified of tJhe 'suspension in a letter signed by Father Connol-j '&. I However, it was learned that the letter was not read in all churches where there are scout troops. Thus, the- status of the troops v/as not clear. ] Miss Rafter said the standards were adopted to safeguard the "hnalth and safety of such groups which 'might request" co-edluca- tional camping I The rules include adequately trained leadership, separate living quarters aind sanitary facilities for boys and girls, cstnpiug by 1 organized groups only and a workshop jsr«re £~ Sout'htrn University Negro stu- dente received over MUns at a fice lunch c^it^ ^ Houston in thP past feTdaTs " HWWt0n m iC Elpvpn Tft^enw wr>re> arrtmttvl out forteSJstaSTpetertbiS^ after^v occupied a Son re' by senTed'for wkte^ nerson^ fe the ci£Tm>rarv Ind refu^ed^oTeave a« At wf47on ™*m NC 75 rt» card-cTSng stude'nS staged a Sp ^.^r^emonstSn cSxed bv sienine anrf a hriff mravp.r SrvSTftSf of a Cit r y ief HarK" ta H flt i W n a ar P re d st a s ^Sges'of^T' » a oaradf-without a nppmu i at Ato? the dcmonsn-ation^me of' ing the participants were served hot dogs and soft drinks while sitting in a oomibination hardware and variety store. ^ Later, however, a store spokes man announced ' plans to remove the soda fountain stools. He said in the future white persons and Negroes would be served only while standing. At Salisbury, N C., six Negro students from. Livingstone College were served in jairs at three downtown drug store lunch counters. There were no incidents. Four other students were refused service in two other drug stores. The anti-segregation demonstrations began at Greensboro, N.C., Feb. 1. -Since then they have spread to South Carolina, Ala r bania, Florida. Tennessee, Texas. million Virginia and! West Virginia. Sym- pathy demonstrations have oc- to ourred in a number 'of northern localities. I

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  1. Wellsville Daily Reporter,
  2. 08 Mar 1960, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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