Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on March 27, 1960 · 6
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6 ccccOiklmd Tribune, Sundiy, Mirch 27, 1 960 inti-Segregation Protests Spreading Compiled from AP and UPI .lass anti-segregation demonstrations in support of Negro lunch counter sitdowns in the South spread across the country yesterday. Picketing, parades and rallies were heldin the Fast, New England, the Midwest and Far West by thousands of Negroes and sympathizers. In New York City, the president of the American Jewish Congress urged the presidents of four variety chains to serve Negro customers at lunch counters in their southern stores. A mass demonstration was staged by the 1,380 students of all-Negro Hampton Insti- and Store Picketed Her For the second consecutive Saturday, pickets of the United Student's Association marched in front of the Kress store at 14th and Broadway yesterday. Approximately 50 students from Bay Area colleges carried signs protesting the segregation of Kress lunch counters in southern stores. tute at Hampton and Newport News. Va.. focal point of the nationwide demonstration movement which student leaders called "Operation 26." APPEAL TO GROITS The Hampton students appealed to 108 students, groups from New York to California, and to the Congress of Racial Equality and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, to join in and encourage the protests. Thurman Davis, chairman of theHampton group calling itself "Students for Human Dignity," said similar letters appealing for sympathy demonstrations went to Oxford University in England, the Sorbonne in Paris and to schools in Nigeria and Ghana. At least 1.000 students marched in a protest parade at Hampton and picket lines were manned before at least 10 stores , m Hampton Newport News. POLICE WITH DOGS Newport News police with police K-9 Corps dogs patrolled the picketed areas. In Richmond, Va., a downtown F. W. Woolworth store closed its lunch counter after reports that sitdown demonstrations would be staged. Pickets marched at Richmond's largest department store, Thalhimers. In Atlanta, a spokesman for CORE said 25,000 leaflets were being distributed urging a boy cott of stores with segrega tion policies. White and Negro pickets marched in front of Atlanta's biggest department store, Rich's. W HITE PICKETS About 400 pickets most o them White college students from Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Bos ton University and Brandeis, marched in relays at 12 Wool worth Company stores in Greater Boston. More than 500 persons be longing to CORE and another interracial group posted picket lines at 21 variety stores in the downtown Los Angeles area. None of the stores has a segregation policy. They were the latest sympathy pro tests in the Los Angeles area. The Rev. Dr. Joachim Prinz, the American Jewish Congress head, said he had written to Louis C. Lustenberg of W. T. Grant, Harry B. Cunningham of S. S. Krcsge, George L, Cobb of S. H. Kress, and R. C Kirkwood of F. W. Woolworth The letter said, in part: "No commercial concern can hope to escape the conse quences of a policy which ac cepts social injustice and thus perpetuates it. The law does not and cannot compel vour company to discriminate against Negro customers. In deed, their patronage in all other departments is solicited The denial of equality at lunch counters is therefore a calcu lated and humiliating dis crimination." CRANE TRAPS, INJURES MAN AT SMELTER SELBY, March 26 Garvin Fisher, 3.1, was injured seri ously today when he was trapped between a moving crane and a blast furnace he was cleaning at the American Smelting land Refining Co. plant, sheriff's deputies reported. Fisher, of 342 Federal St., ittsburg, suffered hip and possible internal injuries. The crane operator reported he did not see Fisher. Brookside Hospital reported Fisher's condition as satisfactory. Police Brotherhood Wages 'Personal War' on Crime SACRAMENTO, March 26 (UPI) A new kind of policeman's brotherhood, dedicated to a personal rather than bureaucratic battle against crime, is growing over the nation. It began four years ago when officers in Los Angeles and San Francisco decided that teletypes and form letters weren't Informative enough to keep tabs on far-ranging hoods. Yesterday, the Law En forcement Intelligence Unit (LEIU), as it is now called added men from four police units to its interstate roster. New members represented the Texas Department of Public Safety (which includes the TexaTRangrs)rtRrT'T9ri(iS . vSheriff's Bureau, the Oregon State Police, and the Wichita, Kan., police department.-NEW YORK, TOO ; In addition, the LEIU works closely with -the New York State Police, though no New Yorkers are official members yet, But the names of police agencies mean little compared to friendships among mem bers- themselves. "This is a personal thing. said Police Chief Thomas Cahill of San Francisco, a found er of the group, its president, and chairman of the annual convention Ibeing held here. "Suppose," he said, "that you were a member in Texas and I wanted some information. I'd call you, and you'd get on it right now." MORE THAN FORUM Under the present system he explained, information re 'Nazi' Youth Boasts Of Temple Attack Russell Vows 'Last Breath' Rights Battle quests between police depart ments are often handled by clerks, who do no more than check files and send form messages over the teletypes or through the .mails. Inspector Tom Fitzgerald of Cahill's staff said, "we only want the men who are dedi cated tothis business, who stay irrit even though they know thev could make more money somewhere else." For an example of how the LEIU wors, Fitzgerald cited a gang of Suspected burglars who moved from Tacoma Wash., into San Francisco two months ago. "They hadn't done anything we kne.L&bJ?Aim. he- MidJ!ALl we had was information from a member in Tacoma that they were' coming." LEFT TOWN He said that Sarh Francisco police picked up the suspects, and, on the strength of the LEIU information, subjected the seven men to a routine interrogation. "They left town pretty fast,"he recalled. According to Cahill, the LEIU does not want to become overly big. "That's why we won't let the federals in. They'd probably swamp us," he said. But members represent 51 police units in 11 states, mostly Western, and both Cahill and Fitzgerald expect growth. In fact, Fitzgerald said he was "trying to build relations in Canada; Mexico and Cuba." He noted that personal help was especially necessary in Cuba after "Castro threw out all the records." WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPD Sen. Richard B. Rus sell, field general of the Sen ate's embattled southern bloc, said today his forces will "fight to our last Breath" against the House-approved civil rights bill which the Sen ate considers next week The Georgia Democrat said in an interview "we, don't like any part of this biil" but his Dixieland forces will concen trate their main fire on the Administration's Federal vot ing referee plan and a section providing Federal penalties for obstructing court-ordered school desegregation rulings. He said the latter is s "cheap manifestation of po litical motivation" and "class and sectional legislation of the worst sort." It is, he said "the cheapest sort of poli- tics." The voting referee section, Russell said, is not constitu tional and "I don't believe even this Supreme Court could declare it constitutional because it denies duly con stituted election officials the right to discharge the authority of their offices" by set ting up a "privileged class of voters. Despite the southerners' determined opposition, there were growing signs that the House and Senate will get together on a measure closely following the five-point House bill. . The Senate last week sent the House measure to its judiciary committee with instructions to report not later than Tuesday night. Senate debate, will probably resume Wednesday. Judiciary chairman James OEastland (D., Miss. i, an avowed foe of the House measure, called a closed-door committee meeting for Monday morning and invited Justice Department officials and Charles J. Bloch of Macon, Ga., "prominent southern attorney, to give their views. Eastland would not predict what the committee would do. But the split makeup of its 15 members indicated that no committee changes in the bill were likely. GADSDEN, Ala., March 26 (UPD A 16-year-old nazl wor shipper confessed boastfully today that he threw a home made fire bomb at Beth Israel Synagogue last night and spewed rifle bullets into the terrified crowd. The boy, Hubert Sherrell Jackson Jr., had told friends he intended to kill Jews. Two members of the Beth Israel congregation wer.e wounded, one of them critic ally, by the rifle fire. Police charged Jackson with two counts of assault with intent to murder and held him without bond pending a hearing. JUST A CHILD' "He made a mistake, but he's still just a child," the boy's stepfather sobbed tearfully to police. The boy, whose legal name is Jackson, used the name Jerry Hunt for his stepfather, Walter Hunt. Known at school and among young people for his anti-Semitic, pro-nazi views, Jackson became an immediate prime suspect. He had worn nazi armbands and German helmet, scrawled swastikas on his school books and in public places, and had quarreled with Jewish youths. Police and IBl agents ar rested the thin-faced, cocky high school junior at a room in a downtown hotel early todayseven hours after the hate attack shocked this steel and industrial city of 75,000. RIGHT PROUD Circuit solicitor (prosecutor) Charles Wright said Jackson "seems right proud of what he did." About 180 persons were crowded into the synagogue to celebrate the dedication of a new annex when the "Molotov cocktail," a soft drink bottle filled with gasoline and wrapped in rags, broke against a stained-glass window and fell outside. Damage was minor, Alan Cohen, 35, and Alvin Lowl were among those who rushed outside to be met with a burst of fire from a semiautomatic .22 caliber rifle. Cohen was hit in the chest and leg. Wright said Jackson, a youth from a broken home, would be charged with murder if Cohen died. Cohen underwent sur gery and was in critical con dition. Lowi suffered a nick on the hand. TAXI OPERATOR The boy's mother is divorced and living elsewhere. Wrrght said the boy said the last he heard from hfs father he was in service. He lived with Hunt. a taxicab operator, and used a taxicab to leave the scene of the shooting when his rifle jammed. . Wright said the youth told him he had prepared two bombs, lighted one and tossed 4t at the synagogue window It failed to go inside. Jackson dropped the second bomb and ran to his cab across the street from the temple. He then opened up with the rifle at "a lot of people" who ran outside. Jackson said he had been interested in nazi teachings since the seventh grade. Mrs. Fay Lasseter, Jack son s nomeroom teacher in 10th grade last year, recalled he was a meek little boy" but "I once saw him drawing swastikas while studying course on World War II. "Ever since then it has been in the back of my mind that he did that. It just stuck in my mind for no reason. He was a. peculiar boy, a lone wolf." Labor Charge Hits Squaw Valley Lodge Grant to Jordan AMMAN, Jordan, March 26 Uf) Two agreements were signed here today by the Jordan government and the U.S. Mission under which a grant of $621,000 was made available to help Jordan develop agricultural projects. 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