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as be ministers Three in the Soviet Ks Carved on Texas Negro's Body by Youths Anti-Segregation Drive Spreads in Southern States HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) - Four masked white youtihs hung a Negro man from a tree by his heels Monday night and scratched two series of KKKs into his chest anc stomach after beating him with chains, the Negro told police. Felton Turner, 27, said he freed himself from ropes around his ankles and wrists staggered to a nightwatchman's shack and tele phoned police. A doctor at Jefferson Davi Hospital said Turner was treated and released this morning. The six Ks ranged from U4 inches to 3 indies in length anc went from Turner's chest to hi stomach, the doctor said. Rope marks wore on tine Negro's wrists and ankles. Taken Away in Car 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 in the front seat, Turner said and meet policies in parties governments, the general. Konrad Minister will equal of on be a at the 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 area 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. Dtdn't Wound Himself Police Lt. Breckenridge Porter said Turner's wounds could not have been self-inflicted. Turner, unemployed, told police that a red-haired youth in the front of the car told him they were hired to do a job because of publicity Texas Southern University Negro students received over sit-ins at a lunch counter at Houston in the past few days. A group of students from the all-Negro! university staged their first sit-in Friday at a lunch counter 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 several firsl election A was Nashua, ing. polls from lolal cast on. district meet high jointure m. in library, gymnasium and in Intermediate-Senior banquet, Masonic of a the Mrs. Jacquc Mrs. Munro IT. Wag- system Mrs. TVff**t? Mrs. toastmis- E. of who are maintain- will additional receive group An integration suit is pending before U.S. Dist. Judge Ben Connally but he has given no indication when he would hand down a decision. 1 Victory for Negrles By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Negro demonstrators claimed a victory in North Carolina today as the growing anti - segregation campaign entered its sixth week and spread into the eighth South ern state. Students in two North Carolina cities seeking equal eating facil ities at traditionally segregated lunch counters were served while seated Monday. Apparently it was the first time this had happened in the state where the current wave of sitdowns started. The first demonstration in West Virginia took a new form. Students paraded at a motion picture theater protesting segregated seating arrangements. In Houston, Tex., the sitdowns spread from drug stores to a supermarket lunch counter. Service was refused and the counter area roped off. Sit-in in Library Eleven Negroes were arrested for trespassing in Petersburg, Va., after they occupied a section reserved for white persons in the city library and refused to leave. At Winston-Salem, N.C., 75 placard-carrying students staged a two-hour demonstration climaxixl by singing and a brief prayer service in front of City Hall. Police warned a repetition would re suit in arrests on charges of stag- ale of Nixon. esl the 1956 ballot in No of of troop for to- troops and listed by j ing a parade without a permit, After the demonstration some the participant were served hot dogs and soft drinks while sitting in a combination hardware and variety store. Later, however, a store spokesman announced plans to remove the soda fountain stools. He said in the future white persons and Negroes would be while standing. served only

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  1. The Express,
  2. 08 Mar 1960, Tue,
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