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 - in it," he promised—and he soon was doing...
in it," he promised—and he soon was doing exactly that. Negro... (Continued from Page One) said. There they beat him with chains and xope, 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 Mm, the Negro by at said. Turner worked the ropes off iiis feet and hands and made his way to a nearby nightwatchman's shack. Police said Turner's wounds could not have been self-inflicted. Lt. Breckenridge Porter 31 Turner, unemployed, told police that a red-haired youth in the front of the car told him they were hired to d» 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 first sit-in Friday at a lunch counter in a supermarket. The. sit-ins a t all-time spread to a drug store a third store Monday. All in 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 no indication when he would hand down a decision. The sit-ins were in stores near the university on the opposite side of town from where Turner was beaten. Turner, who has a three-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 bruises and minor cuts on the 1 lips, right shoulder and across the chest. These were in addition to the Ks on his chest and stomach.

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  1. The Evening Independent,
  2. 08 Mar 1960, Tue,
  3. Page 18

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