Clipped From The High Point Enterprise
Negroes Choose Jail In Virginia Sit-ins I : HOPEWELL Va UP) — Four « P nfPrp'rt thP " J _ 3 CilLCl Ctl LilC in , „.,.. ,..„ 111 CLiilUiCUlitrV aimed at ioinin" ; n spirit the llev in Martin Luther King, who was- been jailed in Atlanta as a result of a sit-in demonstration. The four, all of Hopewell, are the Rev. Curtis W. Harris, president of the Hopewell Improvement Association; Mrs. Maria Roberts, Robert Graves and Samuel Johnson. The Rev. Mr. Harris was sentenced to 60 days in jail as a result of takbg part in a sit-in at the local George's Drugstore. He refused to allow anyone to post his bond and said "I choo.se jail." Johnson was arrested in the same store Saturday, 20 minutes after tie Rev. Mr. Harris chose to go to-Jail. He said he and the minister'"are ^ere together and we shall remain |ogeiher." Graves and M?s v: Rpberts were re - arrested w!fen"new -warrants were issued against them for taking part in, a sit-in Aug. 20. The old warrantsvweie faulty because they were taken out by the wrong parties. Commonwealth's Ally. Ligon L. Jones asked that S250 bonds for the two under the old warrants be forfeited, and Municipal Court Judge Kirk Woody so ruled. A total of 64 persons have been arrested in sit-ins at two George's drui-tores in a move aimed at end:ng lunch counter segregation in this industrial city on the James River east of Richmond.