The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 15, 1954 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 15, 1954
Page 14
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(AMC.V OOCTIER WEDNESDAY, 8BPTBMBBK IS, 1984 Church Women Will Work It Out Southern Sociologist Says Segregation In Schools Will Be Ended in Dozen Years EDITOR'S NOTE — In the D«ep South one organization »tand« out as likely to wield the most powerful influence in shap- inr the region's attitudes toward fcUegxation. Here is the story of Hie Southern Regional Council, whose executive director be- Heves segregation in schools will be ended m a dozen years. As the only southwide organization with a going program for racial tolerance, the council recently was granted $240,000 by the Ford Foundations Fund for the Republic to help prepare the region for the calm acceptance of the court's decision. * * * LAST MAY THE Supreme Court unanimously ruled the South's cherished doctrine of "'separate but equal" facilities in public schools was unconstitutional and scheduled hearings in October-on how best to end segregation. Any story on the South and seg- By BEM PRICE .ATLANTA (AP) — "When the tree has done been cut and it is falling Over at yon, re gation must almost of necessity that ain't no time to holler j begin with Mitchell and the council, 'hold it back!' It ; S time to which functions on the region. It is composed entirely of southerners, white and Negro, and operates on the simple thesis that tor of the Southern Regional coun- i all men are entitled to equal oppor- cii, grinned, and paused 10 roll a! tunity-a thesis which often arouses cigarette. I bitter resentment among southern"Old Negro told me that" he ers long nurtured on the theory of laid; "when I was talking to him white supremacy. about this segregation business. One of these is Gov. Herman Tal- git" George Mitchell, executive direc- Well, the Supreme Court decision oh the public schools cut the tree and it is time for the South to do some 'gettin'." Mitchell,,, doctor og philosophy, economist and sociologist, is one of the South's foremost authorities on race relations. The solutions to ite problems, he believes, will have to be worked out at the community le% r el and "the church women will make it work." ButRight Interests ASPEN, Colo. (£>)—Eighty Pitkin County voters in. yesterday's primary election looked clear across the country for their favorite in the race for congressman from Colorado's Northern District. They wrote in the name of Republican Sep. John P. Saylor of Johnstown, Pa. • Cards had been circulated prior to the primary naming Saylor as "Pitkin County's best friend in V Washington in the water diversion fight." Saylor, a sharp critic of upper Colorado River development, signed a minority House committee report condemning the project. Pitkin County residents object particularly to the proposed Fry- kpan-Arkansas diversion, which would take water from the Prying- pan River in Pitkin County over the Continental Divide into Arkansas River on the eastern slope. The Eryingpan project bill died in the House. madge of Georgia, who has charged in his personal political newspaper that the council is pink tinged. Msgr. T. J. McNamara of the Catholic Church's Atlanta-Savannah Diocese calls the charges "absurd and ridiculous." Mitchell, who travels 40,000'miles annually through the region, was asked in an interview: Can segregation be ended in the South without much trouble? His answer is "yes, but . . . ''There will be some trouble," he said, "but not much. Some violence perhaps, but then the Negroes have a philosophy about trouble. After the Detroit race riot some told me, "it was terrible, but things are much Starlet to Wed HOLLYWOOD C/P)—Movie starlet .Ruth Hampton and actor Byron Palmer announced yesterday they plan to be married within the next two months. Palmer is the son of Harlan Palmer, publisher of the Hollywood Citizen-News. Miss Hampton, 'formerly of Merchantville, N.J., was Miss New Jersey in'the first Miss Universe contest in 1952. better now. They can even see good in trouble. "In dealing with this problem j you have to raise the sweet voice of facts and reason, Southern places are imitative. If something has been done before, they figure they can do lit too. "Our mission is to find the frontiers of progress and make them know honestly and temperately. We must give the facts and persuade. "I expect the whole thing to be over in a dozen years at the outside." Mitchell, gray haired and friendly continued: "You know the conscience of the South on racial matters is borne by the women. "I like to remember the work [ of Mrs. Jessie Daniel Ames back in Texas. She's retired now and lives at Tyron, N. C. Well, there were some lynchings and every time the excuse was that somebody had to protect the honor of the southern white women. "Mrs. Ames, when she'd hear about a dangerous situation, would go into a county and talk to her fellow church women and then she'd get up a petition and take it around to the sheriff stating that they, as white women, didn't want anybody protecting their honor but the sheriff. "The sheriff got the hint. The church women wanted law enforcement. You know, the sheriffs didn't give up so many prisoners to mobs after that." * * * "K this whole problem is worked out at all, it will be 'worked out by the church women and it will be worked put on the local level." Mitchell, who was born in Richmond, Va., believes segregation will end first in the regions with sparse Negro populations—less than 10 psr STOP SIMPLE DIARRHEA Get Fast, Soothing Relief with PERCY MEDIGINI cent-and will end last in deep South's plantation regions-Georgia Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and parts of Texas. Arkansas, Tennessee and the Carolina*. "Where the problem will be most acute," said Mitchell, "is where there is not only racial differences but jalso class distinction-where the Negroes have always been the servants, the sharecroppers and the tenant farmers." The council came into being during World War II. A group of Negroes met in Durham, N. C., and said in substance that if the United States were fighting for democracy it ought to practice what it preached. An invitation was issued to Southern leaders to get together and talk the situation over. The meeting -was attended by 97 white Southerners and ultimately led to a second meeting in Richmond, Va., where the council was born. It was chartered by Methodist Bishop Arthur J. Moore of Atlanta, editor Ralph McGill of the Tt- lanta Constitution, Dr. Charles Johnson and Dr. Howard Odum, sociologists the University of North Carolina, and Dr. Rufus E. Clement of Atlanta University. Virginius Dabney, editor of the Richmond Timts—Dispatch, has called the council, "the sanest and best informed organization dealing with race relations." Cooter News Miss Janice Edwards was a guest of honor at a party Saturday afternoon given by her mother, Mrs. Archie Edwards, who entertained in honor of her ninth birthday. A large group of her friends spent the afternoon playing games after which refreshments of ice cream and cake were served. Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Talkington were hosts Sunday when they had a family reunion with 43 relatives attending. The reunion is held every year in honor of the birthdays of Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Lawler of Caruthersville and B. J. and Kenneth Lawler of Cooter. Out-of-town relatives attending were Mr. and Mrs. Lawler and Mrs. Charley Butler of Caruthersville, Mrs. Florence Graham and daughter and children and Miss Melba Clark of Memphis, and" Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Clark and daughter, Nadine, of Sikeston. Shannon Booth, son of Mrs. Made Booth of Cooter, who has been stationed in Seattle, Wash., will leave Wednesday for At Seqa, Japan, where he will be stationed with the Navy for the next six months. Mrs. Larene O'Neal spent Sunday in Osceola, Ark., with her brother, Bernice Davis, and fam- fly. J. B. Holly is spending this week in St. Louis where he is undergoing treatment at Barnes Hospital. Mrs. Lucy Gurley of Milan, Term., is visiting in the B. J. Lawler home. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Byassee of Shreveport, La., have returned lome after several days visit here with the latters parents, Mr. and Mrs. Quence Davis. MM. M. F. Kngram and children returned to their home in Shreveport, La., over the week end after a visit here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Neil. Mrs. Doyle Lamb returned home with them for a visit with her son, Joe Lamb, and family, who are stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cooper and children and Mr. and Mrs Guss Cooper spent Sunday in Jonesboro with the latter's daughter, Miss Joan Cooper, a student at Arkansas State College. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Lovins of St. Louis spent last week end here with relatives. Mr. .and Mrs. Archie Edwards went to Beebe, Ark., last week to get his mother, Mrs. Lou Edwards, who had been visiting there for the past few months. Lee ; Barger returned home over the week end after a visit with his sister, Mrs. William Bryan, and family of Gary, Ind. Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Wagster of St. Louis have armed to spend their vacation here with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Wagster and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Maclin Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Wagster and sons, Ronnie and Buddy, were in Nashville, Tenn., Sunday to hear evangelist Billy Graham. Nina Thomas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Thomas who has been seriously ill at the Blytheville' Hospital the past two weesk with diphtheria, is improved and was returned home Sunday. Cindy Azbill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Azbill, is also improving at the Blytheville Hospital. Misses Shirley Whitner and Jeanie Edwards left Saturday for San Diego, Calif., where they will be the guests of the latter's brother, Darrel Edwards, who is stationed there with the Navy. Mrs. Georgia Talkington and Misses Irma Norrid and Katye Riddick of Hayti spent Sunday here with Mr. and Mrs. Haskel DO YOU KNOW —What is the first name and middle initial of Mr. McGhee, representative for AUSTIN & WICKER PAINT - GLASS - WALLPAPER CO. located at 106 E. Main Street? . . . What are the first names of Mr. Austin and Mr. Wicker, co-owners of the firm? The more folks with whom you "get acquainted"—the more enjoyment oi life will be yours. In business and in social contacts "knowing the persons BY THEIR NAMES" is most important. "LET'S GET ACQUAINTED" ... will feature PEOPLE, those friends of yours at our places of business who serve your daily needs ! I I CfawatotecL Norrid. ' Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Neil at Qulin and Sgt. Wayne Neil of Ft. Campbell, Ky., spent Sunday her* with Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Ntil. Ofe» er guests in the Neil home wet« Holly Mack Bron and son of Pop. lar Bluff. 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