Charity Brown house bombed

12/27/1964 Galveston, TX newspaper

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Charity Brown house bombed - holiday family feeling may leave or Yule...
holiday family feeling may leave or Yule evergreens sign use Spend Carpenters Eerie Niht RIPLEY, Miss. (AP) — | Cooper said the fine amounted "Christmas Carpenters" had j to S57 and was provided by " i Rev. Roy McDonald, whose ' church is being rebuilt by the firecracker "episode "thaV" may! students. j have involved gunfire. ' I Jewell, a spokesman for the No one was hurt among the! students, said a car had been Jllese students rpbuilding a j behind Cooper when his brakes | - .-_„_ students! were staying in a shack near| the church Friday night when a ; „. ~ car roared by. Several sharp !° ff ' ce - j explosions shattered the holiday: Jewell said Ihe students silence. ; law officers at the shack found The mysterious car passed j evidence of "cherry bombs", a again, more reports were heard, i loud type of firework. j •The students said later some of | Continued Work i SlhSr* C ° Uld HaVe """i Jewell said, meanwhile, the ! Tippah County Sheriff Wayne i f' ud ff. continued rebuilding Mauney, who investigated the! the /nt.och Baptist church. He incident immediately after it "id trusses were about to be ; happened, said he and the ,tu..' P ut '» P lace for lhe ™ f - ! Services were held in the j frame structure Christmas Day, I although the roof was not in j place - i The church burned down Oct.' 30 after a civil rights rally had - dents could find no evidence of gunfire. An investigation is continuing. continuing. Jumped In Cars Two students, Jerry Van Korss of Minneapolis," Minn and Dick Cooper of Cleveland', been held there. j i snack ' said - " J '"ink the boys i Ohio, jumped into cars. Korss I In other racial incidents in the for amh r andCooper headed i! state, the Council of Federation '• amnorities. . {Organizations reported the getting ar-1 house of a Negro woman at! wnh^pistol!™"'" 1 ^ 3 ""I sta ! e ' federal jind county offi- f Dr, David Jewell, com- " J Saf sILT we?e ^reT at'T i «««"«' a ^ <-'» a " ^ i ' num awning of Charity Brown. , , | were a little hypersensitive. Aft-', pike Coun 'y sheri(f R - R -1 ! er all, it was a wild niht." warren said several teen-agers ! er all, it was a wild night.' n i Jewell is associate professor had been tnrowin 8 'he fireworks i' jot Christian education at the' over an area in tne citv - lOberlin graduate school of the- : Warren said several homes 'ology. . were targets of the fireworks. v J Mauney said two harnmerless, : In Sunflower County, a COFO ; double-barrel shotguns were "freedom house" received brief • ;found in the car Cooper was; fire damage. Authorities noted a . s ! driving. One had a spent shell in- 1 trace of gasoline at the house, a it, Mauney said, 'me firearm dwelling for civil rights work- was confiscated. ! "I went out and got into an house was set afire, said it ex- i old truck and turned on the tinguished the blaze before it ; headlights to try to see their: caused any damage, j license number," Korss said, i • "It looked like they were going ! to try lo cut me tiff. i "I drove off lo a store about a | mile away and they followed) me. I turned around at the store 11? „ _1. _ _A H/I and it looked like they were | ft001168tCF Mail trying to cut me off again. | "I'm not sure whether theyifTl \T i f-j fired any shots at the house) I O V A P where we were sleeping, but one * COFO, which had reported the jusc was set afire, said it ex- LBJ Names of the men got out of the car near the store and fired a pistol. JOHNSON CITY, Tex. (AP) i -vn tii^ ,»iuit «nu iitcu a ijlSlOI. wv»*»i»«jwii »^i* i, i UA, \t\r) '. 'f "I don't think he was shooting j ~ Th c Texas White House sn- • | nounced Saturday the resignation resignation of John S. Glcason Jr. as,. Veterans Administrator and then promotion of William J. Driver} ' at me as he was so close he could have hit me," Korss said Mauney said later he arrestec some men, and searched them "They had no weapons, only firecrackers," Mauney said. He did not identify the men. Cooper, meanwhile, had jumped into an old car which had mechanical difficulty and was arrested for speeding and running a stop sign. "I did run the stop sign because the brakes failed," Coopsr said. "I wa s driving « car for the first lime that was just driven down to Missiisippl from Ohio and I didn't know the brakes were bud. I guest I was speeding," speeding," he said. lo succeed him. Driver, a native of Rochester, N.Y., will become the first federal federal career official ever lo head the VA. He Is 46. It also was announced that!! Joseph McMurray has resigned as chairman of the Home Loan Bank Board lo become president president of Queens College of the City University of New York. Ho will he succeeded by John Z. Home, a member of the Soard i/incc April, 1963, and he- ore that administrator of the I Small Business Administration,' ?

Clipped from News-Tribune27 Dec 1964, SunPage 11

News-Tribune (Galveston, Texas)27 Dec 1964, SunPage 11
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