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Scene Of Detroit Housing Iliots Is Still Unoccupied Washington, March 2. Occupancy Occupancy of the Sojourner Truth defense housing project in Detroit by negroes, scene Saturday of a riot between them and whites, was postponed indefinitely today by defense housing officials. There was no indication what action would be taken to ease the situation, but officials said the homes would remain the time being.” Mayor Edward J. Jeffries of Detroit Detroit and Charles Edgecomb, secretary secretary of the Detroit housing commission, commission, are to confer here tomorrow tomorrow with federal authorities. Representative Tenerowici (D- Mich.) said the dec ision to postpone postpone occupancy of the $1,000,000 project in northeastern Detroit, a section predominately white, had relieved a “very serious Hima­ tion” arising from opposition to use the development by negroes. empty

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  1. The Escanaba Daily Press,
  2. 03 Mar 1942, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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