The Delta Democrat-Times from Greenville, Mississippi on July 21, 1960 · Page 10
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Delta Democrat-Times from Greenville, Mississippi · Page 10

Publication:
Location:
Greenville, Mississippi
Issue Date:
Thursday, July 21, 1960
Page:
Page 10
Start Free Trial
Cancel

DoHa Democrat-Timed 10 Thursday, July Zl, '60 Deer Creek Spectator By GERALD1NB PEAN , One never can tell what li in he mind of man. One of my test friends told me that just a ew days before Father's Day, she went to the Florist, selected a choice potted plant ot bcau- itnl yellow chrysanthemums in ull bloom to put on the grave of her botovcd Father. On Saturday afternoon before Father's Day Sunday, she went o the groveside in the cemetery icre in her home town and plac- «i this lovely potted chrysanthemum plant on his grave as her ove token for the years he had een so wonderful to his children. Early Sunday morning before church, she ai.d other children of H:e family went to the ceme- ery to their Father's grave. Lo, and behold a thief had come ivithin twelve hours and stolen he four chrysanthemums plants out of the pot and left the empty Jav iar. L ^ a j j · It was quite a downcast feeing for a grief stricken family o know there were people in his world who would steal flowers from a grave. I call the one vho took the flowers, root and ill from the pot, a real thief. They would take nickels from a dead man's eyes. To me, it was ower than breaking into some one's house and stealing money (if you can get lower than be- ng an out right thief). Trees Dug Up Then on the heels of such a shocking story about human be- ngs and their minds so low in the gutters, a young couple who tad purchased a lot on which to juild their home, showed me a a very tragic act of stealing, they md planted four lovely live oaks trees on their cherished home spreads its leafy arms to pray. Ono story brings on another. Ono of my friends said, "Thai is nothing, the- other afternoon, I was all closed up in my air- conditioned room and my next door neighbor called over the phone and said. "There arc two boys rolling your out-door barbe- cuo cooker down the alley. Have you given them permission? 1 So, I ran as fast as I could to slop them and as I approached in anger, they ran cowardly around the corner. Neither my . neighbor nor -I knew the two teenagers but they came into my garage and took my cooker down the alley. They seemed to want ft barbecue outfit so badly, they were willing to Perhaps some people don't call such an act stealing. They will say the poor boys never had a barbecue pit and everybody else had one so they just took another ady's -- just look it. I wonder f these boys had ever triec vorking for what they want. Perhaps they couMn't get a job, some tender Hearted person wil say. Try Uncle Sam. he gives away everything. Maybe he wil give the poor boys a cooker. 1 dare say they wouldn't lift their lands to cook on it if they hat t. Webster's Dictionary gives the definition of stealing -- to take and carry away feloniously. Bu besides the meaning of steal, the book of Law and the only guide to one's life gives Ten Command ments. One of them i« this. l "Thou Shall Not Steal." _ . ;; Judgment is pancd on thieves, not only by Courts but by * heavenly- Power. My tyrnpathy U never with a. thief. It is .with the ones who hav« reason to lose faith in his fellow man. site and someone had come and deliberately dug one ot the trees up and left the empty hole. : I'll guarantee you they will nev- ' er get the real pleasure that i beautiful oak trees give to one ! who plants them around their i home. It can't be done for the , act of thievery will certainly come up in their thoughts as each branch of the trees' grows and Three Negroes In Stale, One Here, Win Scholarships i ' One Greenvillian and two other ? Mississippians are among the 81 ·· young Negro men and women who \ will enter GO Interracial; colleges as freshmen this fall with the help * of the National Scholarship Service and Fund for Negro students. ( The Greenvillian, Johnnis Pearl V Lewis, 500 Cleveland St.,.will-attend Indiana University this fall. j Other Mississippians i n c l u d e ' Charles Leon Shaffer of.Bentonia who will enter Marquette Univer- ,; sity and Thomas Lee Jordon of · Yazoo City who will enter Rock- · hurst College. In all, a total of some 1,300 Negro students this year will have been helped by the agency in completing t h e i r education -through raising of educational ;. sights, college advice and refer- t ral, and financial aid. The 1960-61 NSSFNS award win- j ners reflect an improvement in ; -f the status of the Negro family J since the service and fund was *' started twelve years ago. The I annual income of Negro families j has increased. ' In consequence, NSSFNS efforts and funds are not being directed increasingly toward solving problems other than financial. / The 81 freshman scholarship winners come from 25 states and ; the District of Columbia and wil Sen. Alexander Fears Foreign Aid Is Wasted CLEVELAND - Sen. W. B Alexander told members of the ;ieveland Civilan Club Tuesday that America Is at the crossroads n her history. Ho cited the influence of radi- :ats, socialists and Communists in he Supreme Court and Congress nd the gross waste of money by America on its foreign aid prc- ram for the alarming situation ve now face. Sen. Alexander, who is in his iird term as state senator and . member ot the important judi- iary committee ot the state Leg- slature, g a v e several r e a sons why he believes the foreign aid money being poured into some 60 countries U being wasted. He said that 20 per cent of the ncome tax paid by Americans pes into foreign aid. this couti- ry has spent 80 billions since the Marshall Plan in aid to other na- 3 tons and may spend an additional 20 billions this and next year, while the U. S. owes 750 billion dollars itself. "What have we got from it?" " he asked in reference to our aid :o so many other countries. Our biggest enemies now are :he nations to which we have ;iven the greatest amount of aid n the past. The senator said t h a t the Communists could take Western Europe in one week because our only bastion of strength there -i West Germany and Berlin. He said there are only 3 nations in South and C e n t r a l America "Friendly'" to us and, on top of this, we have lost Cuba. "Instead of foreign aid," Sen Alexander said, "we should center these funds on building up our own military and air power." Wreckers Builders Great Changes Afoot In Nation's Capital By MARTHA COLE WASHINGTON (AP) - Washington just won't be the same any more, no matter who wins the election. The wreckers and the builders are all over th place. The faithful old Capitol dome cringes under i red paint petticoat. A creamy new white eoit gradually, ii creeping down from the top. The Capitol's east front extension has yet to emerge from a maze of construction gear. The fancy new Senate Office Building neighboring the Senate will be matched by an even newer House Office Building. - Southwest from the Capitol toward the Potomac River block after block of dilapidated structures look as if they had been hit by a Khrushchev rocket. The old wharf section!, once a favorite for sea food lovers, are mostly piles of nibble. Great Plans Afoot Great plans are afoot for this southwest section: new federal buildings, big apartment projects, wmes and shopping centers. The Mallbetween .the Capitol and the Washington Monument is cluttered with construction for a new Museum of History for the Smithsonian Institution and a tunneling project to carry traffic under the Mall and connect with a new freeway. Modernistic glass and stone office buildings are rising on many corners. The State Department is putting finishing touches on a 57-million-dollar annex. ·A labyrinth of highways is a-iiuilding for motorists. Three new bridges will span the Potomac, New Airport A large chunk of the Virginia Eerea, Brandeis University, Illinois Institute of Technology, and the University of Virginia. go to colleges such as Amherst countryside is giving way to Dul- Anlioch, University of Arizona.jles International Airport, namec 1 after the late and much-traveled Ho Hand ale Student Attends Clinic For Journalists UNIVERSITY -- A Hollandale student, Mary Jo L a t h a m , i among a selected group of Mis sissippi high school and junio college journalists attending a 10 day clinic at the University o Mississippi. All of the students hold respon sible positions on their s c h o o i papers. During the workshop scs sions at Ole Miss they will pro - duce a complete newspaper whic Wynn At fast Kiwanis Says South Has Nothing To Gain In Bolting Party Doug Wynn told members of he East Greenville Kiwanis Club Wednesday some of the bc- lind-the-sccnes activities of the National Democratic Convention and his wife recently attended, and concluded with statement hat the South would have noth- ng to gain in bolting the party. He conceeded that third-party alk was "perfectly natural" in Jew of the party's platform, par- icularly on civil rights, but said hat there is a vast difference xlween a party in convention dopting a platform and a legis- ative body ever passing such a ilalform as law. "Before we consider a bolt, ve should look at four significant events in history. First, in the 830's, South Carolina tried nulli- ication, and that did not work. In the ISCO's, the South tried secession, and however honorably we fought, that did not work ei (her. In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt started a third party movement and succeeded only in splitting he Republicans so badly that a Democrat was elected president. And in 1S48, the States Rights party didn't work either." Truman Won Anyway In IMS President Truman von the election for the Demo- Wynn said he had gone to the convention as a worker for Lyndon B. Johnson, the godfather of his child and close friend of iis wife's family. He described he convention as a mass of Iran- ic confusion, kept in emergency order by the Golden Girls "who .erded delegates onto and off of he right busses, told them vhere to go eat, and where to buy shoestrings, and got them to :he sessions more or less on crats without four southern states. Wynn said that regardless of The whole meeting was "geared to television," he said. "I'm sure you saw more of what was lappening than I did. You couldn't get a w a y from IV. Two huge TV platforms blocked off the view of the rostrum from many delegates, who had to watch the big TV screen overhead to see who was speaking. There were IV cameras on the floor and up in the girders. And portable cameras all around. One often got the feeling of being snooped on, especially when the bright lights were suddenly aim- aimed at you. Some delegates gol right gun-shy--you could tell the way they glanced over their shoulders." ww well Gov. Collins of Florida ooked on television, ho was 'probably the worst g e n e r a l chairman the Democrats have lad at a convention in years. Ho couldn't get anything done when he wanted it done." Los Angeles, he said, was "not a good convention city." The delegates from the various states were scattered through a nunv XT of hotels, "some of them a :ive-buck taxi ride away from the convention hall." This made t particularly difficult for candidates' workers to contact all tlie delegates. "Mississippi, along with Wyoming and Maine delegations, were in the Biair House, and it sometimes seemed like traveling [rom Maine to Wyoming to get [here," Wynn observed. He said that the Sports Arena seats about 16.000 people, includ' ing 4,000 seats for delegates and others on the three-acre floor, was easy to get lost in the confusion." Alternate delegates got no passes to the floor, and even the delegates had to have a special floor pass, but they could bring in others. Thus about a thin of (how en fti« floor wen ho} W- tSey might K« tmngecl · tftt egatci moct of tin tlmi. . ballot." He said. that lh» party platform "went. « tot further than my csndldatt would have- liked to tco U go," and laid people should recognlzs that «'political platform .U not t binding act, u a law li. Candidates' headquarters were in tome casei big hotel ballrooms, where; souvenirs were given »way, such as Kennedy's 'straw" hats, actually made of plastic, Johnson's walking canes, "handy for getting t h r o u g h crowdi," and Symington's Band Aids, marked "Stick .With Stu," Tickets to the arena were hard to come by, though until Wednesday it was only about half filled, Wynn said. "Then suddenly it was filled with Stevenson and Kennedy supporters. I wouldn't say it was rigged, but it did seem these folks had an edge on getting tickets." He said the aren« was ringed with enthusiastic Stevenson backers, carrying signs and shout- ng, but "this apparently had little effect on the delegates." Kennedy'* Machine Wynn said that Kennedy had "marvelous working organization," including about two staff members to stick with each del- 'gato ime." "right up to balloting "You have to admire the way Kennedy put things together. He out-maneuvered every candidate there and continued to pick up support when the. pressure go! worse. Somebody said Kennedy had a brain trust for every lobe of the brain.- He also had tremendous backing from the labor groups." Wynn said he was pleased his man, Johnson, got the vice-presidential nomination and that "after the smoke settled, most of the political observers agreed that Johnson and Kennedy would make tha best possible ticket, however Roots et Party "Those who think lha Republicans will give them the best deal, should, vote Republican; those who favor-th« Democratic party should vote ·Democratic and remember that the party ha! its · traditional roots in the big cities of the North and East and in the South. He said he felt the fact thai Kennedy choso Johnson as his running -male' showed "ha is not willing to tyranize a minority of the party and a minority of the nation, but-that he is willing to compromise and to · reject the howling and prejudiced radical liberal bloc. .' . That Johnson accepted the vicc-presi- dentiat nomination shows he - is willing to continue his course of moderation and to bind the par- ff logttfer. "Be calm; be analytlc«l-w« have a lot more to loss' 1 in t third party than we do in slaying with, the traditional parties of our political system." ' Wynn was Introduced by W. E. McCourt Jr. Howard Resigns From GOP Body After 36 Years , CHICAGO (AP) - Perry W. Howard of Washington and Jackson, Miss., is retiring niter 36 years as GOP national committeeman for Mississippi. He .is the only Negro member of the Re- publican.national committee. Howard is not seeking another term on grounds of advancing years f»nd declining health: Howard is a member of tha Black and Tan faction of the party in Mississippi, which had been recognized by the party until this convention, when the ail-whitg Mississippi Republican Parly wo* recognition. Howard will be succeeded by Dr. Van C. Temple of Hnllies- burg, Mississippi, a member of the white faction. SANFORDS .17 Jewels Compare Values 50c Down 50e Weekly 95 Ctolrt Exceptionally fin« volutl. Nature* toW coter SontKih. Pik«d fcw. phn. Fid. Ml IttCUU IH OUt WINDOWS CUfNHUFS lAIGfsr WAICN £»!«« R U S C H S ^L^F KUB1 JlWIUHS-OmClAW *«^ 243 WASHINGTON AVE. J*nd» of *V$%. Eich account in. »u'«l to J 10.000 by U. S, Govt *S«ncy. 33CO mrnirnuin. . B.C.MORTONA.Cp; IOS 7th Avf 4, M.M. VJtlor 3-1693 1 MVC _. I JUXHtESS will be printed and subsequently discussed at class sessions. Gale Denley of Bruce, associated editor of the Calhoun County Journal, is director of the clinic. Dr. Samuel Talbert, head of the iUniversity Journalism department ! land Dr. Jere Hoar, associate pro| lessor of journalism, will Ulk to the group. Other guest tpeakers include three mid-south editors: Paul Pitt- ecretary of stale. But not all of Washington .hanging. It is still a tree-shaded ederal city where military band give concerts from a water-borni tage on the Potomac, where youths play Softball on a summei evening on the park behind the White House. There are still the old familiar standouts--the Capitol, the White louse, the statues in the parks, he memorials to Lincoln and Jef- 'erson and the white shaft of the Washington Monument. This summer, for the first time, the top of the Washington monument is open at night to all who want to gaze on their capital from ts unmatched vantage point. National Recreation Issociation Honors Editor Carter NEW YORK -- Hodding Carter, editor and publisher of the Delta Democrat-Times, has been cited y the board of directors of the National Recreation Association or his services to the field of ecreation. James H. Evans, chairman of. he board, has announced that Carter has been elected Honorary Member of the Association. Carter has served as a mem- xt of the board of the Associa- ion for the past six years. During his time, the Association expanded its program of aiding the development of better recreation for ill Americans. In particular it gave special help to communities aced with problems of encroachment by shopping centers, highways, etc. on recreation areas. It has also sought to focus pubic attention on the challenge of Americans' g r e a t l y increased spare time, caused by the shorten- ng work week. The Association, which has headquarters in New York, serves all parts of the United States through its eight district offices. School Committee Will Look 25 Years In Future JACKSON. Miss. (AP)-A join legislative committee named to study Mississippi's school needs has named state Rep. J. P. Love of Holmes County chairman. The committee will look 25 years into the future. Love is chairman of .the Housi education committee. ALL OVER AMERICA! KENT with the MICRONITE FILTER IS SMOKED BY MORE SCIENTISTS^ EDUCATORS than any other cigarette! I I man of the Tylertown Times, Hunt Sen. H. V. Cooper of Vicksburg a ksng-time school superintenden and vice chairman of the Senate Education Committee, was named vice chairman. Sen. M. E. Boyles of Charleston was elected secretary. The committee was given $150. 000 by the I960 Legislature to finance the study of both higher! education and secondary schools.: The committee will meet Fri-| day with the annual conference of FIVE TOP BRANDS OF CIGARETTES SMOKED BY AMERICAN SCIENTISTS KENT BRAND 'A' BRAND "G- BRAND T" BRAND'S" FIVE TOP BRANDS OF CIGARETTES SMOKED BY AMERICAN EDUCATORS BRAND BRAND BRAND "A BRAND Tne nch pleasure of smoking Kent comes from the flavor of the world's finest quality tobaccos, and the free and easy draw of Kent's famous Micronite Filter ... mms does not constitute a professional en- ·"·dprsement of Kent. But these men, like millions of other Kent smokers, smoke for pleasure, and choose their cigarette accordingly. . Howell. Batesville, editor of the the State Assn. of School A d m i n - i si*Tf | Panolian; and Bill McGehee, «li- istrators. holding its session a t , W 7 _ _ _ _ tor of the Oxford Eagle. 'Holmes Junior College. I the favorite cigarette of millions of men and women in America...who have found that, For good smoking taste, it makes good sense to smoke ·%. Results cl a continuing study ol cigarette preferences, conducted by OBrien-Shtrwood Associates. N.Y., H.Y. A PRODUCT OF P. IORIUARD COMPANY · FIRST WITH THE FINEST CIGARETTES · THRPUGH LORIUARD RESEARCH O

What members have found on this page

Get access to Newspapers.com

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free