The Delta Democrat-Times from Greenville, Mississippi on May 30, 1965 · Page 29
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The Delta Democrat-Times from Greenville, Mississippi · Page 29

Greenville, Mississippi
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Sunday, May 30, 1965
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Seventy Negro Children Quietly Register For Integrated Classes By HOODING-CARTER HI A smoothly efficient two-day *chool registration period ended at noon Saturday with 70 Negro children applying-for attendance it previously all-white schools in- first and second grade classes next year. · Forty-two of the .Negro children registered for first-grade classes in. t h e ; five formerly white elementary. schools. : Twenty-eight registered for the second grade in the s a m e ichools. · * * * a'ERE WERE no significant Incidents reported by p o l i c e Communists Intensify Viet Fray SAIGON; (UPI) --· Communist troops stepped up the · tempo of-fighting in South Viet Nam Saturday, staging widespread attacks against American and Viet- .narnese forces. Hundreds of casualties were reported'on both sides in two days'of fierce battles. At least four Americans' were kiliW and 24 wounded in the fighting. A fifth American soldier wss killed'in-a highway accident. , .Three .of the American dead and 14l-of''tl» wounded were · U.' S. · Marines" guarding a jet airstrip--under- -construction - at Chuf liai 330 miles north of Saigon., iFive other (Marines were wounded in action around the Da Nang 'Air Base Friday. In other-.action, a U.-^S. Army officer was killed and three U. S. advisers arid ' two helicopter crewmen were wounded. " ' . « ' . : * - * I?J THE -north, U. S. Air Force jets streaked 130 miles into Communist North Viet Nam ·nd pounded Red' early warning', radar installations at - Hon HieU island for the, second-con-.' acciitive day The,planes,' drop- pink 12 bombs, destroyed an anti-aircraft battery,.' » /'radar tower and two buildings" Other 'U.S: and'"South" Viel- narnese planes kept u p . round : . tite^clock -air · pressure,, blasting fcrijtet*/ port {acuities', bar- M'ek*,' trtKki,' rtdat'V'tites - and' gun emplaceraents*'in .scattered ·reat of. North'Viet/Nam.' [·li.S. Ambusaaor 'Maxwell D. iaylor,., meanwhile, postponed his scheduled,, dejpartur* for' Washington-for rife ; second con- aeoutive-day because-of a -political · ,crisij in Saigon. . Taylor had been due in Washington for a round- of high-level talks beginning- Monday, · following .» rfopover in Honolulu. ''In South Viet Nam, fighting was reported · in · five provinces between Viet Cong Communist troops and'American and South Vietnamese units. Unofficial rtports placed the Communist-death toll in a two- day string of clashes .at 227 killed and.29 captured. At least 127 1 . South Vietnamese troopers were reported k i l l e d , 114 woiinded and 29 missing and feared captured. US Treasurer 'Improving' PHILADELPHIA (UPI) ' -Mrs.' Kalhryn O'Hay Granahan, treasurer' of the United State's, w»i: reported showing some' im- proirement Saturday following lerlous brain surgery.. .Mrt.. Granahan,: 69, a former torigr ess woman, underwent the lu'rj^ry f o r ' a removal of a blood clot'last Thursday night at Fitzgerald-Mercy Hospital in nearby Darby. over the · two-day period. One . c i v i l .rights worker, David Novick of the Council of Fcder- .aled. Organizations, was asked on.both days to move away from g r a m m a r . school campuses where, he was photographing children, police said. . He complied in both instances. "I appreciate the cooperation of -the entire public," Police C h i e f - W . C . ' Burnley sa-d Saturday afternoon. "The people showed restraint in a potentially tense situation." Police were on duty at all schools both days, allowing only parents, guardians, children and school employes on the grounds. School officials were unhappy wilh lire low registration by Negro children. Instead of an anticipated G70 to 630 Negroes registering for first grade classes, there were 393, including those al the five formerly w h i t e schools. .* * * IN THE second grade, only some 270 Negroes registered instead of the anticipated 650. White enrollment ran about 100 stiHkmts behind in each of the two grades, Schools Sup't. B. Hal Buchanan said. Civil rights leaders said they were sorry that more children had nut sought admission to the white schools. They had previously estimated that between 35 and 75 would seek admission. One noted, however, t h a t "some of those missing children who didn't register w i l l probably wind up in w h i t e schools this fall." However school officials said the Greenville School B.o a r d would have to decide what policy will be adopted to handle the missing children when they do register. In all, 33 Negro boys and 37 Negro girls will be attending classes in the five schools once attended only by whites if over crowding does not force some attendance juggling. If the registration figures hold up in classes next year, the following will be the breakdown by school: t t * EM BOYD -- first grade, one Negro boy; second grade, three Negro girls. Ella Darling -- first grade, nine Negro boys, seven girls; second grade, one Negro boy. three girls. Carrie Stern -- first grade, nine Negro boys, five N e g r o Lake Chkot Winner Becky Powell of Eudora, Miss Lake Chicot 1964, crowns the new Miss Lake Chkot, Alicia Stevens el Stuggart. First alternate was Patsy Avery of Lake Village, left, while Anna Uraise Williami of McGehee was second alternate. Photo by Patricia KeberUJ Stuttgart Coed Named Deaths Ahead New Miss Lake Chicot Of Last Year's Toll LAKE VILLAGE, Ark. -- Amid cheers of approval Friday night in Lakeside High School Auditorium, Alicia Stevens of Stuttgart was chosen as Miss Lake Chicot 1955. A brown-eyed blonde, Miss Sic- sas pageant at Hot Springs. During the talent competition, the blue - eyed brunette sang vens is a student at Southern State College in Magnolia, Ark. For .her talent routine, she presented an original oriental religious dance which she had perfected while ilving in Iran. First runner-up was Patsy Avery of Lake Village, a blond sophomore at Arkansas AM in Monticello. Before her graduation from Lakeside High School, she was a cheerleader and majorette. During her freshman year in college, she was selected as Freshman Sweetheart. For her talent she gave an imitation of Frank Fontaine. * * t ANNA LOUISE Williams of McGehee was second runner-up. A former student of the University of Arkansas in Fayetleville and a sophomore at Arkansas Tech in Russelville, she has been chosen as Miss McGehee, and second runner-up in the Arkansas Poullry Princess contest, ahd.competed in the Miss Arkan- "More." Becky Powell of F.udora, Miss Lake Chicot 19!, reigned over the evening's activities, and crowned the new queen. Before the coronation, she presented "I Wish You Love" as her parting song. The new Miss Lake Chicot received a trophy, a bouquet of American Beauty Roses, g i f t certificates from Mansnur's and Epstein's of Lake Village, a scholarship, and an nil - expense trip to Hot Springs to participate in the Miss Arkansas pageant. The event was sponsored by the Lake Village Junior Chamb e r of Commerce. Pageant chairman John Barton was host for the evening. He introduced Bob Evans, Master of Ceremonies, who opened the pageant wilh the song "Tonight." (See -- Stuttgart -- Page 2) 91 3 9 · 11 114 girls; second grade, six Negro boys, nine girls. Fulwiler -- first grade, four Negro boys, four girls; second grade, one Negro boy, one girl. Mattie Akin -- first grade, three Negro girls; second grade, two Negro boys, two girls. * * * THERE WAS no further word on on announced suit by NAACP Greenville chapter President Jimmie Thornton to gain admission to the third grade at Em Boyd school for his daughter. Thornton and the child w e r e turned away Friday when they sought to register at the school. The Greenville board plan calls for frcedom-of-choice integration of two grades this fall, followed by three grades a year for each of the next three school years. The twelfth and f i n a l grade will be integrated in the 1963-1570 school term. The board's plan has not been approved or rejected by the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Ils f i r s t plan, calling for the integration of a grade-a-year, was rejected by U.S. Education Commissioner Francis Kcppcl. JF THE federal agency does not approve the existing plan, the school system could lose aroi'nd $75,000 in federal funds under terms of the Civll-RIgJrbl Act of 1964. White and Negro parents alike commented on the efficiency at the registration process Friday and Saturday. "II was as pleasant as it could be," one Negro mother said. Dr. Matthew Page, a local civil rights leader, reported that several whites called h i m Thursday night warning of trouble unless all the schools had Negro applicants. He said one person offered to provide a Negro applicant for a school in a neighborhood with few Negroes to insure full distribution. IMfa EDITION 76th Year Greenville, Mississippi United Press International /UPlJSunday, May 30, 1955 Price 15c No. 23| Drew Plant To Relocate Operation In Greenville Memorable Night FrieVqr llfht -wtt a;«»*m«riiJ« fete hr'DMW and other members of the graduating class al St. Joseph High SckotL The daw el M itideaij was graduated in ceremonies a( St. Joseph Cnlholic Church. Diplomas .Wtft pfMtited to the st»d*tli by the Rt. Rev, Msgr. Earn on Mullen. Included in Ihc graduates were: fore- frxfU, IfJt U rifbl, Alu frnra, Jimmy Gabocci, Richard Harrison and Tony Koziclski. (Staff Photo) Memorial holiday traffic deaths doubled last year's record pace Saturday. Safety experts said there was still, time to slow down and avoid a new high in holiday tragedy. A 4:30 p.m. EOT tally by United P r e s s International showed at least 91 persons dead in traffic accidents since the start of the 78-hour holiday at 6 p.m. local time Friday. The over all accidental . death count was 114. Traffic Drownings Planes Miscellaneous Total California counted 16 persons dead in traffic accidents. Michigan listed 10 and Missouri 9 while Texas reported 6. Illinois, Indiana and Ohio each had 5 deaths. THE record traffic toll for a Memorial Day holiday is 431, set last year. When last year'i holiday was 18 hours old, there were 33 highway deaths reported. This year, there were 77. There was a special poignancy to : this year's Memorial Day holiday, a time set aside for commemoration of · Americans dead in battle. Saturday would have been the 48!h birthday of a fallen leader of the nation, President John F. Kennedy. New Yorkers observed a mo- men! of silence at noon in memory of the assassinated P r e s i d e n t . The President's brothers, .both senators, took part in observances. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy of New York helped dedicate a marble and bronze monument in Brooklyn. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts attended a memorial Mass at Hyannis Port, Mass. There was cause for fresh mourning on the highways. Deaths came wholesale as an estimated 87 million cars hit the roads. SIX persons didcd in a hcadon collision near Needles, Calif. Four Michigan State University students were killed in a fiery Iwo-car smashup near the East Lansing, Mich., campus. The worst holiday tragedy was in the air. A twin-engine private plane carrying a holiday party bound for a weekend of fishing in Mexico crashed .near Corona Del Mar, Calif. All nine persons aboard were killed. Brazilian Takes Over DR Command SANTO DOMINGO (UPI -- Brazilian Gen. Hugo Panasco Alvim arrived here Saturday and formally assumed command of the inter-American peace force in a ceremony punctuated by scattered gun fire in the rebel-held section of this divided city. Panasco Alvim formally received the flag of the 0 f aniza- tion of American States (OAS) from Lt. Bruce Palmer Jr., commander of the 19,200 U.S. Marines and paratroopers stationed here. Palmer will be deputy commander of the peace ffifce,'- which 'will Include 1,700 l.atin America troops as well as the U.S. forces here. .WHILE trfe ceremony was held at the Hotel.,Jaragua, headquarters of -tile psace- force, rifle fire could- be -heard from the direction of the rebel section of the city held by followers of CoL Francisco Caamano Deno. The shooting continued throughout the ceremony, but there was no heavy weapons fire. * * * U.S. trap's did not fire at the rebels during the outburst of shooting rtor were there any clashes with the insurgents. The shooting was believed to be in the nature of a rebel demonstration protesting the arrival of the Brazilian general and the presence of peace force troops from other Latin American nations. The Brazilian general's plane landed at San Isidro Airport outside the capital as the Dominican civil war, partially at least under a shaky truce, headed into its sixth week with no apparent sign of settlement. * * * PANASCO Alvim was greeted by a 17-gun salute at the airport where an honor guard of troops of tlte U.S. 82nd Airborne was also on hand. The Brazilian will be titular head of the force, whose overwhelming muscle will come from the U.S. paratroopers and Marines. As the inter-American force gathered strength, about 2,500 American troops pulled out. The Marine unils that first came ashore April 27--three days after the outbreak of the trouble --were the first to go. The weekend saw the departure of the first of the 82nd Airborne troops. Indian Mine Disaster Claims At Least 250 CALCUTTA, India (UPI) Official estimates of the deaih toll in Friday's mine explosion stood Saturday at 250, but Informed sources believed a much larger number of miners was killed. About 400 miners were in the Dhori mine when the blast occurred, It shook a five-mile- square area with such force that villagers thought it was an earthquake. The initial blast and a chain of explosions that followed it killed ont man 100 feel from Ihe mine and three men in the mine's engine rcom, 50 feet from the shaft opening. '\"K · · · * · XU ;·"..* »'· Joyous Graduation? Sandri Kay Franklin seems unable 1o cheer a glum Ray Carpenter as the (wo waited for Friday's Lei and High School graduation exercises. Later in the evening, with diploma in hand and 12 years of school behind him, Carpenter's spirits rose considerably. (Staff Photo by. Kima Farmer) US Prepares Big Effort For Outer Space Orbit !i CAPE KENNEDY (UPI) -- The United States, bidding to end a four-year Soviet monopoly in manned space feats, Saturday put astronauts James McDivitt and Edward White through a final "make believe" orbital flight in preparation for man's most daring venture in the skies. And looking ahead to the day of the greatest pageant of them all, another group of U.S. scientists Saturday sent a small "physics lab" satellite into a far-reaching orbit to study the deadly storms anil winds oT space that men must risk on journeys to the moon. By midday, Ihe 128-pound satellite known as IMP -- for interplanetary monitoring platform--was flying steadily on a path expected to take it halfway to the lunar surface. + * * BUT MOST attention was centered back on earth on the feverish, final preparations for the flight of Gemini-). Saturday was test day. The real thing, possibly next Thursday if the project can make up some lost time, will send rookies McDivilt and While on a four-day, 62-orbit flight packed with thrills and possibly a fe\fc chills. The astronauts and their back-up crew ran through simulated missions, the success of which would "signal the start of final preparations for actual launch," officials said. Still ahead arc long hours o! * studying the flight plan, a document that has been so drastically rewritten in the past week that it now reads like a chapter in a Buck Rogers story.. During the flight, McDivitt and White will try al least twice to "rendezvous," or move, wilhin feet of ^he Titan- 2 second stage 'uckfijfca( put them in orbit. STARTING over Hawaii on th» second orbit, While hopes to leap outside the Gcmini-1 capsule and, with a double-bar- reled, hand held jet gun, propel himself toward the Titan-2 --close enough to lake a spectacular series of pictures and possibly even to shove, or perhaps kick, the hovering satellite. The president of a Drew manufacturing company Saturday announced n i a firm would move its operation to Greenville. Thomas K. Allen, president ol Allen Manufacturing Company of Drew, said employment at tha new Greenville facility is expected to be around -SO at tha outset. Employment should reach 75 at peak production. THE COMPANY manufactures farm implements such as harrows, colton and peanut bodies, farm wagons, seed - - bed pulverizers and seed-bed rollers. The Allen Manufacturing Company's building burned earlier [his month. Allen said his decision -to move the entire plant to Greenville came after negotiation! with the Industrial Foundation o! the Chamber of Commerce; Mayor Pat Dunne and o t h e r city officials. The cily hopes to lease tha hangar building at the old Greenville Airport to the company fof ils plant at S250 a month. Thii will not be official until tlie city advertises its intent to lease the building. THE CITY will also pay ta have certain electrical and plumbing work done on the hangar building if the least? is completed. W. C. Keady, chairman of the Industrial Foundation, said "we are extremely pleased and fortunate that Mr. Allen has selected Greenville as the location for his plant." He said that 20 to 25 production workers and families now employed by Allen will move to Greenville with the organization. "WE ARE certainly pleased that we were fortunate enough to negotiate this arrangement to move to . Greenville." Allen said. "My family is especially pleased because of the recreational facilities and the many other advantages in schools and the like. "Many of the people employed by the company are equally as well pleased because of many of the same reasons," he added. 1-. . ... . ·;.,-. ..... .v.ja Weather If successful, the capsule-driving, space-swimming antics of America's (wo newest astronauts will match and likely surpass the best the Russians, for all their highly touted rocket power, have managed with their cosmonaut-carrying Vos- lok and Voskhrxl spaceships. It also should give the United Stales, for the first time, a slight but clear-cut edge in the race to put men on the moon this decade. . . . . . . .. , . U.S. Observer Brodie Crump said Saturday high temperature for the 30-liour period preceding 2:25 p.m. Saturday 89 degrees, low temperature 61. Temperature 75 at 2:25 p.m. Saturday. The high of 89 was on Friday and high Saturday 80 degrees. Rainfall was measure. 1 at .10 of an inch. North Mississippi -- Clear (o partly cloudy skies with Mill* change in temperatures tonight through Monday was the weather prediction today. The low tonight and Monday was expected to be between 54 and 62 degrees with) highs today of 73 to 84 degrees, Strategic Air Command, Teens And Graduation, But No Comics \ There are several interesting items in today's Delta Demo- · crat-Times and one unexpected deletion. i To mention the first, staff reporter Foster Davis begins the ' first of a six-part series on the Strategic Air Command's head- ! quarters at Offut Air Force Base, Nebraska, on page 20. Davis recently visited the awesome nerve center for the nation's ' strategic might and the series is the result. i * * * ON PAGE 10, staff reporter and Around Town columnist I John Childs has a feature story with pictures on the opening of ' HoMandalc's ntw Teen Club. j The Leland High School graduation slory is on page 5, the ; Coleman High story on page 3 and the St. Joseph High School ; graduation story on page 2. All three schools had graduation ox- i ercisps Friday night. i What the reader will not find are the daily comic strips, ( which were lost in the mails. They will be run Monday, a' · with the regular Monday strips, if the mails run smoothly to

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