Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on December 19, 1957 · Page 38
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 38

Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, December 19, 1957
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Fourteen Logansport, Indiana, Pharos-Tribune LITTLE ROCK Find Campaign to Drive Negroes Out of School LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (UP)—An outsider, strolling through the quiet corridors o£ Central High School while classes are in session, finds it difficult to understand why troops are still needed to guard the nine Negro children enrolled in the school by Federal Court order. But when you talk to the white and Negro students and their parents, to school authorities and military officials, you learn that Central High is not as peaceable as it looks. A relentless campaign is being conducted inside the school to make life so miserable for the Negro students that they will abandon the attempt at integration and "voluntarily" return to Little .Rock's all-Negro high school. School gossip holds that this campaign is well-organized, and that its leaders are a group of "very tough .kids" who wear a sort of uniform composed of tight blue jeans and black leather jackets. These "Black Jacket Boys" are said to have "taken an oath" to "get" the Negroes. Authorities question the existence of such a gang. But they acknowledge that there are about 200 white students—roughly 10 per cent of the student body — who seem determined to make as much trouble for the Negroes as they can get away with. Most of them are from the youngest age bracket—15 and 16 years old — and are from predominantly lower income families. Many have parents who are actively identified with segregationist organizations. Two Recent Incidents The majority of the white s-tu dents either ignore the Negro students altogether, 'or treat ,'.iem with a sort of detached civility. A few white students have gone out of their way to make friendly gestures, such as sitting with a Negro student in the cafeteria. But they have paid a high price for these gestures, in the form of ostracism and threats from teenage segregationists. Both white and Negro students to be very discreet about any open displays of good will toward the Negroes. There has been only one serious incident of physical violence in recent weeks. A Negro boy, Jefferson Thomas, was knocked down by a white boy in a corridor. The latest incident involved a Negro girl who was suspended for three days for heaving a bowl of chili at a white toy in the school cafeteria. The bowl hit one boy directly and spattered a second. Another version was that the girl had been jostled and spilled the chili accidentally. Negro students say—and white students confirm—that most of the day-to-day heckling is of a less obvious type: A kick in the shins while passing a desk... an elbow in the ribs coming out of assembly . .. the "silent treatment" in home room ... a wet towel barrage in a steamy shower room ... a dead fly tossed onto a lunch tray... a hastily displayed pocket knife and a'muttered warning to 'remember the Till boy." The Conflicting Pressures Some Negro leaders charge that school, authorities invite hoodlum acts by failing to enforce strict discipline. School officials deny any laxity in discipline. They point out that it is almost impossible, even with troops in the building, to detect every jostle that may take place in a building which has miles of corridors and 2,000 students flowing through them. White moderates believe that school officials are doing the best they can in a very difficult situation. They credit Superintendent of Schools Virgil T. Blossom with great courage and fair-mindedness in coping with conflicting pressures from Negro leaders who demand sterner disciplinary measures and from segregation groups who lodge angry protests each time a white child is punished. School officials refuse to give out specific information on the number of children disciplined, or the nature of their punishment. But it'is an open secret in Little Rock that about 130 white youths lave been suspended from school 'or periods ranging from two days up, and a few have been expelled. CROSSWORD PUZZLE Ar,.wertoYMt«rday'iPuizM ACROSS 1—Pronoun 4— Birds of rail family 9—Drink slowly 12—Kiitivo rr.otal 13—Asanult 14—Macaw 35—Gossip 17—Golf club 19—Make laco 20—Underground worker 21—Warning dovlc. 113—Concealed 1M—Diplomacy 27—Compass point 23—Grow 29—Pond desires 30—Conjunction 31—Fall behind 32—Emerged victorious 33—Sun god 31—Capital o£ Tunisia 3 li—Cravat 37— WoiRht of India 3S—.Tur.cturo I!9—Temporary bed 40—Army meal 41—Indian tent 43—Pale 4-1—Tarried 4G—Analyzes, aa sentence 49—Bo mistaken 50—Kan ted B2—Cloth measure 53—Command to horse 54—-Togs 55—Period of tlmo DOWN 1—Torrid 2—Man's name 3—Confirm 4—YounK horse Kewanna The Kewanna Business Men's club entertained their wives at a Christmas party and turkey dinner Tuesday in the Methodist church annex. Thomas Carter has accepted the job as night watchman in Kevvan- puir. o> United mtuft Syndic! 5—Number 6—Bone 7—Warm 8—Stupefy »—PotLy ruler 10—Anffer 11—Etiuallty 1C—Hindu cymbal* 18—Division of Sioux tribei 20—Mir.ijlo 21—Whips 22—Follow 23—Ugly, old womaji 25—Covers with wax 26—Former Russian rulers 28—Existed 2!)—Garden tool 31—Citrus fruit <pl.) 32—Humorist (colloq.) 35—Fundamental charactpr 30—Perla! digit 37—Felt JI9—Evergreen tree 40—Deface 42—Saucy 43—Small lumpi 41—Wooden pin 46—Exist 46—Fondle 4T— Guirlo's high note 48—Crafty 61—Proceed and family and Mr. and 'Mrs. Arnold Adams and daughter of Kewanna. Mr. and Mrs. Charley Overmyer Spent Sunday in Lakeville with Mr. and Mrs. Roy Murdick and family. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Adams and Mrs. Emma Reynolds of Potomac, 111. came this week to spend the rest of the winter with Mrs. Adams' daughter, Mrs. Lelia Tomlinson; The Welcome Neighbors Home Demonstration club met Thurs- The Kewanna Baptist church will day in the home of Mrs. Carl present the cantata, "Memories of|Kreamer for their annual carry-in the Manger" at 7 p.m. next Sun-! dinner and Christmas party, day. Miss Alice Mae Anderson is The Jesse Stamm farm, near director. Lake Bruce, has been sold to Mr. at TIMBERLAKE'S MAKES REMEMBERING EASY . . . THE 1958 DATE BOOK A handy reference for daily appointments and special occasions. Just ask for your Hallmark Date Book next time you visit us ... It's our gift to you. See Hallmark Beautiful Christmas Note Papers 59c and $1.00 Also Eaton's Beautiful Boxed Stationery $1.00 to $3.00 Hundreds of Boxes of Eaton's and Hallmark Note Paper and Stationery to Choose From. Timberlake's Gift Shop with their two children. Dr. L. E. Kelsey left Saturday j and Mrs. Earl Bangel of Indiana- tor Pheonix Ariz, to spend thejpolis, who have now moved here winter with his wife and family -...-,.,___ in their new home. The Kelsey's son, Dennis, fell from a tree recently and broke both arms. Mrs. Arlie Russell has gone to New York city to spend the Christmas holidays with her son, James Russel!. Kev. and Mrs. Harry Taylor and two sons moved Wednesday from New Augusta to the Baptist parsonage in Kewanna. He is the new pastor there. Mr. and Mrs. Eral Mills left this week for Florida to spend the holiday with his brother, Russell Mills, and Mrs. Mills. Miss Lillian Bach, a missionary returned from Nigeria, Africa, was a guest Saturday here in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charley Overmyer. Other dinner guests Saturday evening at the Overmyer home were Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Wolfe. Mr. and Mrs. Art Anderson and daughters were dinner guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Me- Colley and family. Mrs. Floy Leap and daughters Eva and Treva entertained at a birthday dinner Sunday for Mrs. Jesse Sims of Culver. Other guests were Mr. and Mrs. Manson Leap TERMITES SPOIL HOLIDAY HOLLYWOOD ('UP) — Actress Peggy Webber, her husband and their two small children will spend Christmas in a motel. They sold their house several days ago and were ready to move into another home when it was found termites had moved in first. They couldn't move back to their old house, and the deal on the second one has been cancelled. "And we're not going to find another house on such short notice," she said. FIVE SUICIDE TIUES FAYETTEVHJLE, N.C. OOP)— Robert L. Graham, 22-year-old soldier, was held by Army authorities today in connection with five alleged attempts at suicide be cause he said his wife "doesn't love me any more." Fayetteville police said Graham, stationed al Ft. Knox, Ky., drank kerosene tried to drown himself twice, attempted to hang himself and tried to break his neck between eel' bars. CLOTHING CATCHES FIRE FORT WAYNE ('UP) — Mrs, Nellie Fall, 79, burned to death late Tuesday when her e'.othin; caught fire as she tended a coa furnace in the basement of her home Mrs. Fall tried to extinguish the flames with water but failed She ran out of the house and col lapsed on the lawn with third degree burns. The Perfect Christmas Gift TEAZEL'S 513 E. Broadway Read the Classified Ads Thursday Evening, December 19, 195T. WITH COUPON CLIP THIS VALUABLE COUPON FRESH PORK Picnic Style ROAST Tender and DeficVoua Farmer Style Fresh PORK «* j* f^ SAUSAGE 1 69' ....Lb. Nutritious Meaty PORK ATTENTION Pennsy Family Club Logansport Chapter Annual Christmas Party will be held at the National Guard Armory, Logansport, Indiana FRIDAY, DEC. 20 CHILDRENS PARTY AT 4:30 PM ENTERTAINMENT AND TREATS ADULTS PARTY AT 7:30 PM Entertainment, Refreshments, Turkey Drawing, and Dancing . COME ONE COME ALL MOHLMAN'S 10 karat black onyx $33 14 karat gold $70 for the man Interested in Ma*onry. If he i» active In fraternal affair*, a memento symbolic of hi* association will be a source of pride to him. Price* include Federal tax Charge or budget Illustration* slightly enltrged (0 karat black onyx $25 14 karat sold $105 Use Mohlman's BUDGET PLAN Credit the Way You Want It MOHLMAN& 309 FOOKTH STREET otsf 4 ou/mrm CCNTOM SAVE ON FRESH-PICKED SUNKIST NAVEL ORANGES Hera's a r«at treat for tfce kiddies, laty to Peel and Sugar Sweet* DOIXN DELICIOUS APPLES 6-39' Don't Buy IlntM You fee Kroger's Wide Selection of Scotch Pine Christmas Trees Long Needlei-freifc-SeoHli Pin**. Wide, Wide Variety to dtpow from wttfc Kroaer Everyday low, low Prke* to Save You More. NUTS IN THE SHELL Chestmrts »39<-Almonds »55 Filberts »>49/-Mixed Huti^ Brtnils *49/ - Walnuts «•»»<•<>» 5 V Pecans <*59x - Peanuts o» *• *•« "«•

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