The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on April 22, 1962 · Page 9
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The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas · Page 9

Hays, Kansas
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Sunday, April 22, 1962
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HAYS DAILY NEWS, SUNDAY, APRIL 22, FAOB WIN* Act Called Cruel, Vicious Negro Family Arrives In New York Courtesy Of Segregationist Group New York, April 21—(^)--A Negro family of 10, sent North by! a New Orleans segregationist group, arrived here Saturday with praise for the organization aiding them. But New York welfare officials and others called It a vicious and cruel act by the New Orleans group. „ Louis Boyd, an unemployed longshoreman who said he had been unable to find wtfrk of any kind for about a year in New Orleans, told newsmen a'fe he stepped from a bus,with his wife and eight children: . "1 feel that I can make it a little better In New YorK. I sec a lot of people working here and you don't see much of that in New Orleans." On Thursday the Citizens Council of New Orleans gave Boyd and family a one-way bus ticket to New'York, food to eat en route and $50 in cash. George Singel- mann, a council board member, said it was part of a plan to send North any Louisiana Negroes Wishing to leave the South. Boyd said he was glad to come here because "my wife and children were needing." Of the Citizens Council, he commented, "They made everything convenient for us. They treated us fine and told us we had nothing to worry, about." Boyd said welfare officials in New Orleans cut off the family's $155 monthly aid last Dec. 16 when a doctor who had been attending him for pneumonia said he was well and able to work. "Since then I have been scraping, getting aid from neighbors and we are tired of suffering," said Boyd. Boyd said he had approached the Citizens Council when he heard it was offering aid to Negroes desiring to move North. He said two or three other families has accepted a similar assistance. "I am not sorry to leave the South," Boyd,said. "There is nothing there for me." The family carried its possessions in three cardboard boxes and a footlocker. Representatives of several organizations met the 'Boyds at a Manhattan bus terminal and will try to help them. Among them was Dr. Edward S. Lewis, executive director of the Urban League of Greater New York. He termed the family's trip here "a very vicious trick on the part of the white Citizens Council, designed to embarrass the North, But we will help them." Also present was a represents, live of the Travelers Aid Society who said three job offers were made to Boyd. However, he said they were not very concrete and that some time will be necessary to investigate them. The children are Louis Jr., 12; Taylor, 11; Wanda Lee, 10; Nather Lee, 9; Vivian, 3; Tony, 6; Verna Mne. 4; and Minda Lee, 3. Travellers Aid put the family up in a three-room hotel suite, costing $25 a day. for the weekend, . Philip Sokol, deputy welfare commissioner of New York City, termed the New Orleans Citizens Council action "a very cruel thing to do." Wantads. Your best bet. Bishop Began Priest Career At Episcopal Church In Hays Robert H. Mize, Jr., Bishop of Damaraland, South-West Africa, began his career as a priest of the Episcopal church in Hays when he was rector of St. Michael's church here. At that time his father, Bishop H. Mize was head of the Episcopal church in this area and lived at Salina. At the University of Kansas whene the present Bishop Mize was a student he was a fraternity brother of Paul Ward in Phi Delta Thcta. The fraternity magazine, The Scroll of Phi Delta Theta, this month has an exceedingly interesting story of Bishop Mize and his work, written by the Rev. Clifford E. B. Nobes, which will be of interest to his many friends here. The story reads: When Bishop Robert H. Mizej Jr., Kansas '28, left Kansas City for New York en route to Wind- hoek in South-West Africa to take up his new work as Anglican Bishop of Damaraland, he had only suitcases of personal effects, and one of these consisted of religious literature and church regalia. ; "Bob," I said, "have you shipped your clothing on ahead?" "No," he replied, "this is it." At my expression of astonishment that he had so little, he looked a bit perplexed and said. "But why should I have more than one of anything? I can wear only one suit at a jtime." I should have known him better than to quiz him on a matter like this. During the thirty years I have known Bob Mize, I have never known anyone as unselfish. He was and is the despair of his friends. They give him shoes and he finds a fellow human being whose need is greater than his own, so the shoes change ownership at once. Friends have given him overcoats and suits of clothing to replace his own tired garments and they have gone onto the backs of boys "who need to make a good appearance to get the job." Back in 1945, meeting him for the first time since 1931, I Invited Bob to spend the night at my homo On the way out I asked if he would like a cigarette. He refused. "Don't you smoke?" I asked. "Nope, it costs too much to satisfy a habit like that." It is understandable that Bishop Mize should have gone from pool to worse, financially, as the years rolled on. Before he first thought of visiting Africa he assigned the income from his inheritance from his father into God's work in the St Francis Boys Homes in Kansas (These are 'the only Church oper- ated homes primarily to help boys who have police records.) Never in his years as Director of the Homes which he had founded would Father Bob accept a salary In all these years he lived merclj on the meager fare of the homes 01 a small travelling 1 allowance when away and depended upon gifts foi personal necessities. The whitf priests in his jurisdiction, Damara land, receive an annual salary 01 approximately $1000 in addition to living quarters. When I observed that this is rather .a small salary Bob demurred, "A man can live on it—what more is necessary thai that." Perhaps I have dwelt too much on money in this brief sketch. How ever, we live in a society tha measures about everything' by thi yardstick of the dollar, and I know of no other way of showing, wha sort of a man Bishop Mize is than by showing that he completely spurns money for personal use, and thinks of it only as a means to assist him in bringing others to God. . There is probably not a man ii thousands who would have acceptec the challenge of administering th work in Damaraland. The Dioces is as large as our three Pacific Coast states together, but there i few roads or other modern means of communication. To visit hi flock, Bishop Mize must often blaze his own trails over the deser or through wild game reserves in a Land Rover. He has a woefull inadequate staff of priests and laj workers, too few teachers and nc trained medical personnel othe than several nurses, and a grea scarcity of structures in which tc house his work, but he has more than enough of something else. He has an unlimited faith in the love of God and in the essentia goodness of God in Christian peo pie. "When the people hear th story of our needs," he said "o course they'll respond. If God want this work to be done, He'll provid the means for doing it." How can anyone with such faith be featei in his work for God? Whether we like it or not, th shrinking of the world is bringing primitive people all over the glob to the brink of civilization. Whet her they receive thoir training a citizens of a small world for ma torialists like the Communists o from God-loving men like Rober H. Mize Jr., can make a tremendou difference in your life and mine ir the years to come. It's the Eastertime and we, send our sincere tq each of our friends. Brock's North HU1 Chapel Area Oil News Conoco's No. 6 Warren Mort- age, SE-NW-NE-3-11-18W, Ellis bounty, has been completed for 41 barrels of oil daily from Lansing- Kansas City at 3,432-36; 26 ffom Arbuckle, 3,621-30. Old well work- over. Kim No. 2 Lelker A, ON2-SB-26- 13-16W, has been completed for 25 barrels of oil daily from the Ar buckle at 3,395-3,400 feet with pipe set at 96. Air Base-East field, Ellis County. Okmar Oil Co., has filed notice of intention to drill for oil in Ellis County at No. 7 Gustus, Sec. 9- 11-19W. Leben tools will be used. Also, No. 1 Pfannenstiel, SE-NE- SE-17-14-17W. Empire tools will be used. Union Rivalry May Be Gauss Of Gab Vandalism Chicago, April 21—WP»—• A police official lias linked acts of vandalism against the Yellow Cab Co. to rivalry between two unions struggling for control of the city's taxicab drivers. Deputy Police Supt. Joseph Morris blamed the violence upon the efforts of Joseph Oilmen's Chicago Taxicab Drivers Union, a Teamsters Union affiliate, to re- gain Its position as bargaining! agent for 6,200 drivers and garage workers of the Yellow and Checker cab companies. • Oilmen's union has been promised all-out aid by Teamsters President James Hoffa in its fight with Dominic Abata's Democratic Union Organizing Committee, an affiliate of the Seafarers International Union. Abata's local ousted Olimco's union as the bargaining agent in a bitterly contested election last July. Six Yellow cabs have been wrecked recently, i -Four were pushed into the Chicago River a week ago. Friday, a cab parked outside a company garage was destroyed by vandals wlio threw a five-gallon can of gasoline into the back sent and set it afire. Morris said police patrols have been ordered to give maximum protection to cab company property. The two companies operate about 3,500 of Chicago's 4,600 taxicabs'. Truck Lock Hit Again K. J. Drolling, owner of Arid west Tobacco and Candy Co., 811 'Fort, reported a lock was broken on one of his beer trucks sometime Thursday night. Nothing: waa tah* on from the tTiick. This was th* second time in the past few week! that Drolling has reported break* age of locks on his beer trucks.' The last incident resulted irt tha loss of one full pf beer to a thirsty thief. ] 2!) TRAFFIC DEATHS Topeka, April 21 — UP) — Katisaa traffic death log: 24 hours to 9 a.m. Saturday — 0. For April— 22. ' For 1962—129. Comparable 1961 period— 141. Pay Your Newsboy Promptly. NEW GO-FARTHER FORMULA GUARANTEED NOT TO MJRN COVERS 5000 SQ. FT. 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