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TUESDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST b, Deepening 1963 THE MOUTH APAMS. MASSACHUSETTS. TRANSCRIPT FIVE When Negro Protests Demonstrations Militants Brand Him 'Uncle Tom, Coward' A new Negro militancy is apparent as voices of responsible moderates are drowned out by radicals who preach an inflammatory approach to racial equality. Here i« a close- up of the militant Negro movement. Seventh in a special Associated Press series on the racial crisis, By JUNIUS GRIFFIN NEW YORK (API-Voices of moderation in Northern and Southern Negro communities are muffled, In vogue is a Negro militancy, conceived in frustration and impatience. Radical organizations preaching inflammatory tactics Jiave emerged in ghettos where most Northern Negroes live. In the South, (he militant leadership seeks to organize largely undisciplined would-be followers into concerted action. "Uncle Tom" If the moderate Negro in the South or 'North speaks against demonstrations that might result in violence, he often Is branded an "Uncle Tom" and a coward. For a Negro to express a moderate view on any civil rights issue Is to risk his reputation and vehemence was evident in Chicago when James H. Meredith ami the Rev. J. H. Jackson, president of a Negro Baptist convention, coun seled a conservative course at the convention of the National Asocia lion for the Advancement of Colored People. Meredith, who risked his life and the safety of his family to establish the right of a Negro to attend the University of Mississippi, was attacked by a youthful wing of the NAACP with such bitterness that he admitted publicly: 'I wept my first tears since I was i child." Jackson, head of the largest Negro religious organization in the "lation, narrowly escaped injury Before being escorted from the convention. Sam Riley, Chicago chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality resigned his post, saying, "I'm sick of sit-ins and picket lines." Rilcy's resignation came in protest against what he termed the 'ullramilitanl tactics of the kids" in the organization. "I prefer'to plan and negotiate," Riley said It was militant civil rights demonstrations in Cambridge, Md, during June and July that split the Eastern Shore town and then brought it back together when violent racial conflict threatened. perhaps his persona! safety. - An example of (he radicals' | cau5ed Pl . esident comment: RO-LA-LUME AWNINGS - • C«n bt ilopptJ «t «ny p Viort. • You g«t tli. amount of ih«<J> you want, • lntide-f)i<-houl< op.ration optional. • Double und.rcoaling priv.nti darkening of rnterrori. • '15 BEAUTIFUL COLORS • f. H. A. approval, up fo thro y««n to pay. AU TYPES ALUMINUM DOOR CANOPIES WINDOWS — DOORS SHUTTERS — SIDING . FREE HOME DEMONSTRATION Mt. Williams Sales Luce Rd\, Williamstown I.E. Rustett, Jr., Dial GL 8-4987 Open I P. M. to 8 P. M. The Cambridge demonstrations Kennedy to "I am concerned about Ihese demonstrations. I think they go heyond information, beyond- protest, and (hey get into a very bad situation when you get violence, and I think the cause of advancing equal opportunities only loses. So I have warned against demonstrations which could lead to bloodshed, and 1 warn now against them." The President added, however, "You just can't tell people, 'don't protest'—but on the other hand, 'We're not going to let you come inlo a store or restaurant.' " "The way to make the problem go away," the President said, "is to provide for redress ol grievances." A militancy similar to that in Cambridge moved north to Brooklyn where Negro ministers gathered their congregations from the ghettos of Brooklyn's Bedford- Stuyvesant section, described as a "wasteland in the heart of New York." The militant Negro ministers vowed to lead their entire congregations to jail, if necessary, in pressing their demand for more jobs for Negroes and Puerto Sicans on publicly financed construction projects. In Savannah, Ga., where Na- ional Guardsmen were summoned o quell racial demonstrations, Dr. Villiam Payne, president of Savannah State College for Negroes, refused to make -public statements 011 the situation. The city's Negro community branded him an : 'Uncle Tom." "The Big Four" The influence of the radicals if, apparent in the attack on "the big four" action groups for equal rights. This attack is led by radical organizations such as the Black Muslims and a variety of African nationalist associations. These organizations have at- Iracied larger gatherings on Harlem street corners on occasion Jian Ihe combined forces of the SfAACP, the Congress -of Racial Equality, the southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee. The success of radical elements in Negro communities is due partly to their ability to identify with trass-roots elements. Ur. Martin Luther King, at a recent public appearance in Harem, was greeted with a barrage of eggs from Negroes before he eniered a church. King, and leaders of the oilier 'big four" groups are constantly referred to as "Uncle Toms" by :he radical leadership in Harlem. One radical explains the popu- laritv o! the extremist movement: "We give the forgotten man a ••'initj that, the NAACP, CORE and tlie otber groups deny him. We let him know that he is just as important as the middle-class *Jegro who wants to ignore his presence in the community." This "forgotten man," the radical leader says, "is bitter and ready to fight, somebody. If he wants to fight; he might as wel 1 join an organization that wil guide him in the right direction.' TTor the African nationalist, the "right direction" is back to Africa. Most Negro leaders do not sliai the idea (hat Negroes will support organizations that preach a "back I' Africa" movement, But some NAACP officials acknowledge that the nationalist; are a thorn in the side for con servative leaders. NAACP membership is aboul 4,000 in Harlem, a community o: more than a half million Negroes Most members pay dues and car ry membership cards but 'do nol attend meetings. Who leads the community and pulls the strings? Ormandy and Leinsdorf to Share Tanglewpod Podium JORGE BOLET Erich Leuisdorf, miuic director" of the Boston Symphony Or- concert by the members of th« ilusic Center's chamber music chestra, has invited hii colleague department. This program will I've never been (o Africa anc don't want to go. I don't care for his religion. What. I need is a jc* so I can make some bread (money)." About 13 per cent ot Hsrlem's labor force is unemployed. This represents more than twice the percentage for the city of New York at large. Asked if he had sought employ ment through the Urban League and other organizations, the young man replied: "I don't even know where their offices are." Many volunteered: "I don' know and I don't 'care." Roy Wilkins, NAACP executive secretary, said, recently: "The other organizations furnish the noise and get tlie publicity while the NAACP furnishes the manpower and pays the bills." Why Go to Jail? Whitney Young Jr., Urban League director, said "I do not see why I should have to go to jail to prove my leadership." His organization seeks civil rights progress through bi-racial consultation and cooperation. James Farmer, CORE'S national director, said "Its going to be a long hot summer. Spontaneous demonstrations are going to be a problem. Our job is to channelize them constructively." To a great extent, Hie frictions among these major groups offer no real threat to Negro solidarity on fundamental aims. Eugene Ormandy, mutic director of the Philadelphia Orchestra, to conduct Friday evening's Berkshire Festival concert «t Tanglewood, Lenox. A large number of soloists including Jorge Bolet, Jane Genorese, Samuel Miyes, Jeannette Scovtoti, and Joseph Silverstein will be heard at Tanglewood this week. Miss Patricia Peardon will com* to the Berkshire Festival from the Stratford (Conn.) Shakespeare Festival to be the narrator in the performance of the mu*ic from Mendelssohn's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Saturday evening at 8. Friday Program Mr. Ormandy will btgin his concert with two works which have not been heard previously at Tanglewood. The "Fireworks" by Handel-Harty will be the first work on Friday's program, and this will be followed by the Sym >e given in the Chamber Music Hall at Tanglewood. The regu- er Semina'r in Contemporary Mu sic will be held in the theater r riday afternoon at 3:15 p. m. Aired Nash Patterson and Lorna Cooke deVaron of the Music Center's Choral Music Department will be hosts for this program which will consider Twenil eth Century Choral Music. A sec ond program of chamber music will be given on Sunday at 10 a. m. in the Chamber Music' Hail. No. 7 by Tchaikovsky which Mr. Ormandy premiered phony Rep. Adam Clayton Powell, D . , , . , . .Y., exercises control of a largejPvr. John J. MOTtlf! In Support Mission N.Y. element from the pulpit of the Abyisinian Baptist Church, tlie Harlem Democratic Club and a man. But Negroes more often than not leave his rallies without hav- ng found solutions to their prob- ems. A young Negro leaving a Mus- im rally commented: No Black Muslim "I dig this cat. But I am not about to become a Black Muslim. Army Pfc. John J. Martin, son variety of civic organizations of of Mr. and Mrs. Francis M. Mar- which he is sponsor. tin of 53 Montgomery St., is par- The Harlem Democrat attacks the presence of while men in positions of authority in the "big four" civil rights organizations and re cently has been vocal in hfs support of Malcolm X, Harlem's Slack Muslim leader. Malcolm X attracts thousands with tirades against the white in North America with this orchestra last season. After the in termission Mr, Ormandy will conduct Debussy's "L'Apres-midi d'un Faune" and the Suite from Stravinsky's ballet "L'Oiseau de feu." Saturday morning at 10:30 there will be an open rehearsal of the Boston Symphony Orchestra for the benefit of the orchestra's pension fund. Saturday Night Saturday evening Erich Leinsdorf will conduct the Boston Sym phony Orchestra program in the Music Shed. This concert wil begin with Prokofiev's Overture to "War and Peace." Mr. Leinsdorf has invited two members of the orchestra, Joseph Silverstein, concertmasler, and Samuel Mayes, principal cellist, to be soloists in a performance of Brahms' Concerto for Violin and Cello. The fina portion of Saturday's concert will be devoted to the Complete Music from Mendelssohn's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." The soloists will include Jea nette Scovolti, soprano, June Genovese, alto, and Patricia Peardon as the narralor. The Festival Chorus has been pre pared for this concert by Lorna Cooke deVaron of the Berkshire Music Center's Choral Faculty. Sunday Concert Mr. Leinsdorf will also conduct a support mission for the Reserve Officer Training Corps encampment at Fort Lewis, Wash., which ends Saturday. During the six-week encamp- ticipating with other members of Sunday's Berkshire Festival pro- the 4th Division's 22d Infantry in g ram which will begin at 2:30 gram p, m. with Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 ("Eroica"). Two works new to Tanglewood will be included in the Sunday afternoon concert. Jorge Bolet will be Mr. ment the unit provides many of Leinsdorf's guest for a. perform- the technical skills necessary t°! nnce with the Boston Symphony support the training of 1,400 cadets Orchestra of Prokofiev's Piano attending the session. Martin, a machincgunner in Co, A of the infantry's 1st Battle Group, entered the Army in June 1962 and completed basic combat training at Fort Dix, N.J. The 19-year-old soldier attend ed Drury High School. Peter Pitts Says: EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW LATEST RATE you get ITOPI interest on your savings at City Savings Bank Concerto No. ,3. For the closing portion of the concert, Mr. Leinsdorf will conduct the Suite from 'Hary Janos" by Kodaly. For this evening's chamber music concert the Juilliard String Quartet will return to Tanglewooc for the second of their three con certs of Twenlith Century cham- oer music. The program for this concert in the theater includes Stravinsky's Three Pieces for Quartet; Webern'a Five Pieces for Quartet, Opus 5; the String Quartet No. 2 by Carter and the String Quartet No. 4 by Bartok. The three concerts by the Juilliard String Quartet are presented in cooperation from the Promm Music Foundation and proceeds benefit the Tanglewooc Revolving Scholarship Fund ot Ihe Berkshire Music Center. This week there will be five events at Tanglewood available to the Friends of the Berkshire Music Center. At 4 p. m. tomorrow in the Chamber Music Hall there will a Composers' Forum and in the evening Erich Leinsdorf wili conduct Ihe Berkshire Music Center Orchestra. Preceding this concert at 7 p. m. Henry Portnoi ol the Boston Symphony Orchestra will five a discussion of music to b« performed at the Berkshire Music Center Orchestra concert Mr. Portnoi's lecture, arranged especially for teen-agers and containing musical examples from the evening concert, will be held in the theater. All members of the Friends are invited to the lecture. Thursday evening at 8 p. m there will be a chamber music NOW 3 OFFICES Alt With Inftr-Offic« C»nv»mtnt« , DOWNTOWN : n 6 North SU**t DAITON AVENUE: 10 D.von.hir. Avt., Oppeiit* Zeyr* PtTTSflUD PUZA: W«t Howialonk Slrwt ON INVESTMENT SAVINGS ACCOUNTS Suggested Deposit $500 or More 4% on Regular Savings ••••••• CUP AND MAIL TODAY! •VM« CITY SAVINGS BANK I 16 North St., Pittsfield, Mail. Enclojed is $ Plea»« open on/a D lnv»itmtnt Saving! Account D Regular Savings Account ai ch«ck«d and mail passbook to addresi betow. Please send more information on Q Investment Savings Accountf Individual AeeoUnt in my name Joint Account with Trust Account for I Name ' I Addr«s« I City Zone State I Send check or money order — not cash Leinsdorf to Lead Center Chorus And Orchestra Erich Leinsdorf, music director of llw Boston Symphony Orches Ira and director of the Berkshire Music Center, will conduct a eon cert by the Music Center Orchestra and Festival Chorus tomorrow evening at Tanglewood The program at 8 p.m. will be in the Music Shed. Wednesday'* concert will begin with Mozart's Overture to "The Magic Flute." The Festival Chorus will be heard for the first time this season with the Berkshire Miaic Center Orchestra in performance of Three Nocturnes by Debussy. The first half ef the program will conclude with Aaron Copland's El Salon Mexico Following intermission the Fei tiv»l Chorus will again Join the Orchestra for the "Symphony 01 Psalms" by Stravinsky. Mr. Leiiudorf has chosen excerpts from Wagner's "Gotterdamme rung" as the final work for his program with the Music Center Orchestra. 28 in Third Week At Camp H. B. Clark At Windsor Lake Twenty-eight youngsters are enrolled this week in the third session of Camp Herbert B. Clark, the YMCA-spon»ored day camp at Windsor Lake. Special activities this week include a baseball game Wednesday with Camp SUhom, a mystery trip Thursday and a snipe hunt on Friday. The regular program includes camp crafts, nature hikes, cookouts, boating, swimming and I games. Speeding Crackdown 5,000 Licenses Suspended In Past Month Says Lawton BOSTON (AP) — Auto Registrar James A. Lawton reported yesterday he has suspended «,000 driving licenses in the last month in a crackdown in speeding on the highways and other auto violators. Lawton gave the report at a highway safety conference called by Gov. Endicolt Peabody at the State House. 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