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S. for to council continues to wrestle with (See COUNCIL—Page 18) -ATTACKED BY FOUR WHITES- Negro Hung By Heels, Tortured And Beaten By MAX SKELTON HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) — Four masked white youths hung a Negro man from a tree by his heels Monday night and scratched two series of KKKs into his chest and stomach after beating him with chains, the Negro told police. . Felton Felton Turner, 27, said he freed himself from ropes around his ankles and wrists staggered to a nightwatchman's shack and telephoned telephoned police. ,: A doctor at Jefferson Davis hospital said Turner was treated and released this morning. * * * THE SIX Ks ranged from m. inches to three inches in length and went from Turner's chest to his stomach, the doctor said. Rope by A. — an 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 cf a sedan. Two other masked white youths were 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 area where he was tied and hung from the tree by his heels, he (See NEGRO-r-Page 18) LAUGHLIN'S INCOME TAX Eight Killed AtCr •ossing BERLIN, Conn. (AP) — A passenger train collided with a station wagon today, killing seven school children a n d a.n adult. The automobile, carrying the children and a woman driver, was hurled into Silver lake, an ice-crusted five-foot-deep, pond beside Norton Lane. Police tentatively identified the dead as Mrs. Emily Whitaker of Berlin and seven state ward.% all Negroes. At least three of the bodies were held by the submerged submerged wreckage in the pond. Skin divers were called. None of the passengers aboard the train — the New Haven railroad's railroad's No. 97 bound from Springfield, Springfield, Mass., to New York — wai injured. ' ROCK-A-BYE ROCK-A-BYE DAY '. NURSERY

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

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