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Negro Girl Studies Alone In Classes ^ : At Strike-Ridden Neiv Orleans School [halt ' Women and children boo and The girl is six-year-old By WILLIAM TOOK United Press International X E \V sits between in the bac! Each .man wears a yellow arm-[the car and up the stairs imojthree go lo McDonough 39. band, tlie mark of a U.S. deputy)William Frantz School, where she! marshal. The sedan roars past aiwil! sit alone through the schools police blockade and squeals to a 1 day Hulls Are Quiet •For New Home i i .MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Kulgenoo i Batista, former president of Cuba. I is shopping around for an island ihome in the Bahamas, The Miami! said Thursday. reportedly is in Children's Bay Island about 120 miles south of Nassau.' It is owned by actor Hume Cromni AC.&if.-*4i*l7*£UIVl j. ll'J*. L. • " pf about hal{ a m ' M5on dol ' DOWNTOWN Broadway and Aye. J HEW STORE Caprock Center CHARGE ACCOUNTS INVITED s re<j«!ar 30 day charge or extended payment plan . . . ,- until toe marshals take her ^ Frantz. only four or five at- £;> — - 'tend now. None is in Ruby's class.j V; The hsiis, or.ce alive with Chi!-!-'! dren's chatter, are quiet except !r tlSul "<'* KIV™ reiuge in for tire muffled conversation &!?«»«>>«« Republic. The follow- the marshals. '^,^^™ a " f rc " an tor his overthrow Jan. 1, 1959. i Batista was given refuge in • •I sui ; Rafael Ti-ajillo asked him of Madeira near ie ; Waldorf Towers terview at her home. "He talks 10; v> t - t , •- , .-.,, me. He asks me how do I Hte!,^^ """ ar school and do I wanna go outsidejv^v,^ o;ty T) , e , ami , y and play." But the j main all day outside the schools la palatial home in Daytona ^ Beach. Fla., to which Batista had planned to retire, but the U.S. besd nave causw outdoor.recesses to staw Department has refused to oe canceUea at Franu Ruby;^ ve w visa - oin hjs diont seem to understand ques-; in This eountrv tior.s about the demonstrators.; ' • *'••"• just cocked her nigtaiied'.., ... , . , ~. • jit s something that s gotta be. 'confused whem isaid Mrs ' Brid - es her her parents and a reporter talked! "Ruby's real smart already, of integration, white boycotts,! 916 wcm to a Nc S ro kindergarten street rioting and reprisals dur-! !ast >' ear and had lots of friends, ins the interview. She preferred! NYc ' re Soing to see she sets all to" talk about school. j the education she can. "I like my teacher. She's Miss! "\Ve couldn't get ours," said Hennessy. She reads to me and j Mrs. Bridges. "Colored schools loaches n:e how to draw pic-imay he separate, but they ain't turcs." i necessarily equal." 1'roud Ot Header j The guard of U.S. marshals The wide-eyed little girl pro-: rolin! } the house in • 4he FranEj duced her red book satchel and! ne i g hborhood has been dropped! proudly look out hrr first grade'this week while the school sys- reader, "'We Look And See."^ ^ -\ em takes a week-long breather "Oh. Jane.. .look. Jane. iook.f or Thankssivins. Necro police . .." was the recitation from the;have taken ovr""the vMl. primer The book and the little J But Mondov ." the ma rthals uill' scotch-plaid satchel were the ne«-- ireturn f R - ubv _ And Rubv uil] esi uungs in the worn feO-a-momh.^, learned h ' r lessons ^_ five-room anartment. The lurnH ,_, T ... ... . , tore was in 'need of repair. Ruby; . On ' Jane '. me hl S h Pitcned; is the oldest of five children. i^S-song voice goes on, Look- Ruby's fatter, Abon. denies a; Jane ' look report report that he is getting S150 ai week ironi the Naiiona! Association Association For the Advancement of Colored Colored People for his daughter's part in the integration move. In fact. Abon has lost his jobj at a filling station because oil Ruby. His boss says he fired Abon after his customers threatened threatened a white boycott. "Friends have given us a couple couple bags of groceries/' said Abon. "I can't understand all this fuss about integration. In the Army wej ate together, slept together.. ." Abon holds a medal he won, he said, for "totin' a wounded white man out" in Korea. Ruby's mother said her family I scolded her for allowing Ruby to go to the school. Mrs. Bridges' grandfather in Mississippi grumbled grumbled that Ruby's mother "wasn't raised that way." "My momma wrote rne a letter fussing about it, but I told her

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  1. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal,
  2. 25 Nov 1960, Fri,
  3. Page 28

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