The New York Age from New York, New York on February 21, 1959 · Page 1
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Saturday, February 21, 1959
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Srnii hmtik's tMmmmmmmmmimwMmmmmmmmamm A i II ma 11 5 H WAV I N LU V V iiiwiiiijii'iiiaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii'iiiiiii i iii iiiiiiiwiiiiiiiiiiiiiiih,miiii ' T Vol. IXXVIII, No. 49 WELCOME mwA tfV TrV , ' . Bf p. L,r ii VISITOR - Garlanded with flowers, Rev. Martin luther Kina and Mrs. King art shown on 'arrival at Palam Airport in i New Delhi, India. Dr. King told welcoming1 commitlee he ! came to the . nation not as a tourist but as a student of Ghandl. (UPI Photo) zoom ; By CHARLES HERNDON Are key southern political leaders trying to back off gracefully from the school integration fight? This was the question last week after Georgia's Sen. Richard B. Russell told a joints session of; the state's legislature outhern congressmen "simply do not have the strength . . . - (to) strike the: hand of the Supreme Court,, from the throats of the southern states. ! - . Although Russell and Sen. Herman Talmadge (D. Ga.), who also addressed the legislature, said they would introduce new bills in Congress to perpetuate segregated schools, their remarks were permeated with defeatism. Not Pulling Together Said Russell: "Representatives nd senators from the 11 states Democrats' Disunity Seen At $100 Dinner Democratic leaders from all over the State converged on the Waldorf - Astoria Saturday night like hungry vultures in a desert and paid $100 a piece for dinner to be reminded that the Democratic Party has - fc problems. The occasion was the State Committee's annual's fund - raising dinner and drew 1,400 of the party's well - disciplined faithful. Carmine - G. DeSapio who has been the subject of an attack from liberals within the party for his alleged bossist tactics defended himself in a speech and said the liberals were doing "ir reparable damage to the party." Mayor Pleads Mayor Wagner told the well - fed gathering that the party should broaden its local base to assure representation of differ ent racial and religious groups. They're Ahead Of Us Now But We're Gaining On 'Eml WASHINGTON (UPI) Non - whites accounted for 11.1 per cent of the nation's population as of last July 1 as against 10.4 per cent in 1950, the Census Bureau re ported last week No breakdown of the 19,269,000 non - whites was given. But a Bureau spokesman pointed out that in the past Negroes have accounted for about 99 per cent of the non - white category. The report said that from 1950 'the number of non - whites jumped 22 per cent. The white - population grew 14.4 per cent to a mid - 1958 total of 154,795,000. The report also noted that the TRAVELER mmimt J H of the. old Confederacy no longer piesent a .solid front." Without such a front, indicated Russell, his bills cannot pass. , . As a key man fn the south's fight on a federal" lever against school integration, .Russell's remarks are considered important. They could well mirror the line to be taken by southern legislators as more and more of the area's schools become desegregated. The line roughtly would be, "we were not strong enough, to do anything about it". (Continued on page 4) This was an obvious reference to the charges frequently made that Negroes, Puerto Ricans, and Pro testants are excluded from the Democratic Party's inner coun cils in New York City. Michael H. Pendergast, state chairman, praised DeSapio, and warned that "we must never allow ourselves to be dictated to by minority factions." Despite an effort to display unity at the festive affair, the number of huddles, worried faces engaged in conversation before and after the dinner left observers with the. impression party members were seriously concerned about the problem of insurgency in New York City. . ratio of men to women dropped irom 99 males per 100 females in 1950 to 98 males last year. In 1910 there were 106 males per 100 females. Between 1950 and 1958, the report said, the greatest rates of population increase were 40 per cent in the 5 - 73 ase eroun and 26 per cent in the 14 - 17 bracket, reflecting the large number of births during and Immediately after World War H. lenders Malt mAM Bk& I TV TT Copyrlfht, 1959 By Gotham Publishing Company. Inc. New 125th Street Park Bans Killing Business: Retailers "The new 'No Parking' regulations of 125th St. are a definite hardship on the street's retail stores," said Mat thew J. Eder, Executive Vice - President of the Uptown Chamber of Commerce in a Commissioner, T. T. Wiley.. This is especially true." he said, "of the 4 - 7 P.M. ban. For many of our merchants these are the best shopping hours of the day. The new restrictions may make them the worst. Commissioner Wiley's plan pro hibits parking on 125th St. from 7 A.M. to 10 A.M. on the north side between Second and Fifth Ave., and from 4 P.M. to 7 P.M. on the south side from Second Ave, on to Eighth. Open Third Lane The, idea behind this plan is to ODen UP a third lane for mnvino traffic during the hours of heavy iravei ana inus reaucm congestion 125th St. bears' the. burden of most of the crosstown traffic originating between ,110th and 141st Streets because it is the only through street from river to river. Several people in the Harlem area, while in favor of a plan to reduce congestion, have voiced disapproval of the etrrrent method. Theyieel tke Price for any iSs.ythe? plan :.wilUenjoyJs iieo e acting ior me retail stores. Jf n a . 41,1... . U - I 1 (heir disapproval is Matthew J". Eder, Executive Vice - President of the Uptown Chamber of Commerce, i In a letter to Commissioner Wiley, Eder reiterated an alterna tive plan to congestion on 125th St. Eder first submitted his idea to Wiley several years ago. (Continued on page 4 Rev. Russell Roberts Dies The Rev. Russell Rob erts, pastor of Shiloh Bap tist Church, Atlantic City, was buried last Tuesday follow ing funeral services at the church he pastored for ten years. Funeral services were also held in Boston where he died while confined at Lynwell Shat - tucks Hospital. He had been ill since December. The popular divorcee whose name has been linked romantic ally with Evelyn Robinson, sister of boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson, had announced his en gagement two months ago to Joan Hayes of the Apex Cosmetics family. He was also a friend of former heavyweight champion, Jersey Joe Walcott. His former wife, Yvonne, and a daughter, Yvonne Yvette, sur vive; also, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Roberts of Wor cester, Mass L. M. it ill mss:ssmm no .. THANKS, MR. JACK - Evicted tenants from - the buildings at 106, 108, 114, and 128 W. 134th St., express appreciation to Borough President Hulan Jack for his immediate response to their call for help. Jack hadjeen called on Wednesday by Or. Donald G. Krone, prin - cipal of PS 175 across the street from the buildings. Krone was concerned abou the pupils who were being affected by the evictions and asked for help from Jack. T"T T S "v "I NY l . 11 VLJJJ ,hm FEBRUARY letter of protest this week to ...... Levittown Case Sent To NJ's SCAD New Jersey Superior Court Judge W. Orvyl Schalick decided Monday that two companion cases challenging the legality of all - white housing projects in Lev ittown, N. J., must go before the New Jersey Division Against Dis crimination. "This is what we wanted." said a spokesman for the Ameri can Jewish Congress in New York. "We want the cases to be heard before the Division Against Discrimination." Ruling la Month : Judge Schalick's decision in cases concerning au - wtute pro jects in. Levittown:. N. - J.,,, and Green field 'Vffiaiar Ki.i.was;' based on the grounds that Green Fields Village . and - Levittown have not exhausted that the Divi sion Against Discrimination will proceed with its hearing on the merits of the charges of discrimination .against Levittown and Green Fields Village, and issue a ruling within a month. Such a ruling would either dismiss the charges or result in a cease - and - desist order that would bar discrimination in the two housing developments and require them to accept Negroes for occupancy. j Sugar Ray Settles Suit? Jfte Glaser who filed a $180,000 suit against Sugar Ray Robinson in 1958 for money owed has jabbed and counter - punched the champion into what appears to be a favorable settlement for Glaser. The AGE learned that attorneys for the two litigants expected to come up this week with an estimated $160,000 out - of - court settlement. ' Atty. George Mandelbaum is representing Robinson and Atty. Emile Ellis is representing Glaser. (Continued on page 4) rtv - t I S ) t IN 21, 1959 DO YOU KNOW WHERE MY" wum r. I NOT WANTED Bright eyed who Is believed o be four or Ave. near W. ,125th St., on mother left her after telling ,: living et Jh. Children's Sheltrr ct 1 - Ev'104trf St. If yoO kfiow'Mrie youngstef or her par - f "ints; ontdcts Det. ilsensM'afttih "Edit 42 th SW precinct or loft LB WMi, f - tj'V I 'ft w f ! m On Cameroons Freedom The United Nations General Assembly will meet Fri day to take another big step of Africa. f The 13lh session of the As sembly, which adjourned last Decemberwill be resumed then for the sole purpose of discussing the future of the French and the British Cameroons, The 82 - nation Assembly almost certainly will approve France's plan to grant independence to the Cameroons under French Administration on Jan. 1, I960. No such definite pattern of in dependence has been drawn by Britain for the two Cameroons territories it administers. But the British Cameroons have pro gressed rapidly toward either self - government or freedom. The General Assembly is bound to en courage this process. The Cameroons are situated at the big bend in Africa's west coast, along the Gulf of Guinea They were mandated to France and Britain under the League of Nations. In 1946 they became U.N. Trust territories. ine rrcnen cameroons has a population of slightly over 3,000, 000 and an area of about 166,800 square miles. The British Ga AG 20c Outaida New York City Theresa Simmons would like to five was found by Detective Oct, 31, 1958. The little girl r,y. , ' 7 1 Far fir1 her the did nor wnt her. The youngster, who Is well mannered,. Meets toward the political maturity merouns are uiviuea into two are parts Northern and ' Southern with a total population of more than 1,530,000 and an area of 34,081 square miles. The U.N. Trusteeship Council is meeting for preliminary dis cussion and to frame a recom mendation to the Assembly. A Security Council resolution on the Cameroons probably will be sponsored by the United States, India and possibly . other countries. Gamblers Run As Police Crackdown Hits Uptown A large number of Harlem's controllers and a few bankers have retired. The men complain that they are being hit too often by the Commissioner's office and by Inspector Patrick. Whalcns men" from the Tenth Division. .One banker said, "They are out to ruin Harlem s economy The majority of these fellows that write numbers or act as pick - up men and controllers, are not going to hold any job. They will be out to take anything that's not nailed down." Harlem's numbers industry has felt the strong arm of "the law since the big shake - up last year when Deputy. Chief Inspector William McGowan, Inspector Herbert Kochler; Inspector Edward F. Hayes, Jr., were relieved of their commands and shifted to the Commissioner's office. The three men, charged with laxity, were reduced to the rank of captain last week. Capt. Hayes filed his retirement papers. Former Slave . Dies At 705 Mrs. Mary Virginia Carter, a former slave woman who would have been 115 years old March 1, died of a stroke at her home in York, Pa., last week. Mrs. Carter, who was born in South Carolina and moved to New York about 30 years ago, said she could recall being sold on the slave block several times and could remember the Civil War. Two sons, William Charles and Isaac Payne Carter, and 16 grandchildren sur ve. comdl H LISTINGS TUESDAY, MOMMV IS? see her mother. The youngster Max Eisenstadt .at Lexington Informed the officer thot her - 13 - Ycar - 0ld Girl Killed By Auto, Driver Arrested Police Monday arrested a Brooklyn man for the auto death of a 13 - year - old girl. The victim of the accident was identified as Lulu Moore of 830 Halsey Sf. Brooklyn. Police arrested William Staf ford,' 37, of 1741 Fulton St., for drunken driving and vehicular homicide. The young girl was struck by Stafford's car while she was crossing at the intersection of Howard Avenue and Halsey St. in the Bedford - Stuyvestant section. The shake - up of the Tenth Div ision which includes "W. 135th St., E. 126th St., and W. 123rd. St., precincts, rocked the police department last year when a multi - million dollar ring on the East Side was uncovered and the Commissioners' office reviewed films that showed a number of Division men entering and leaving the numbers' drops. The entire division was transferred. During last week's sliakeup Ftl. Cecil Bush was discharged, and Capt. Carl Vollmcr who took over the W. 123rd., Precinct, the largest in the City, two years ago was replaced by Capt. Dennis Noonan who formerly commanded the 84th Precinct in Brooklyn. Capt. Vollmer who replaced Capt. Flood, now elevated to the rank of Inspector, held the command two years. More Raids Expected Players, writers, controllers and bankers, are crying loud and clear but can only look toward to more raids and more drops going out of business as police headquarters and the division continue their relentless attack against the widespread numbers racket. While Deputy Commissioner Jrmcs Kennedy squad was busy cracking a grocery store on Lenox Ave., a woman admonished the police officers by saying, "Don't see why you fellow don't let a body earn a honest buck. Look at the dope addicts roaming the street, they are ready and willing to take your eyes out and pawn them to get dope. 1 l&sG etc rrin n thru V7 FEB. 24 U U WANT ADS, CALL EN 9 - 4103 Delano Village Tenants Ask Rent Drop By Chuck Stone & Tom Dent In a drastic move to force the Delano Village manage ment to clean up its luxury apartment nouses ana give more protection, a group of tenants planned . to ask ' the temporary State Housing Rent Commission for a rent decrease this week, the AGE learned exclusively. "This place looks like a pigpen," declared one angry tenant. "Real estate groups throw these buildings up in Harlem, ad vertise them with luxury services, get the Negroes in, and then cut out the services," she stated. According eto a spokesman for the tenants from the Delano Vil lage Tenants Association, he will present a petition with over 450 names to the Rent Commission supporting their allegations of poor maintenance and protection. There are approximately 750 families in the luxury - style apart ments Grievances Listed ( An AGE reporter visited tenants in the three buildings and listened to their complaints. A list of grievances compiled by the ten ants was verified by AGE report ers. . . . Missing incinerator signs.. Chunks ot plaster, missing in l the ceilings, t .';'.. ' V m Paper strewn ; all over tjie outside rounds.' '! s " ' .' Locks broken on the. lobby doors ' - . . ' ' ' Middle elevator out of order. Trash in the lobbies. , ' No elevator signs in one car. Inadequate security on the grounds. "I know many areas of Harlem are much worse," stated Stanley (Continued on page 4) 9 New York Dining Car Men Injured By James Hogam ' Your chances for survival in a smashup are 50 "per cent greater on the ground. At least that is what Clarence Marshburn of 271 W. 141st St, a chef on the Pennsylvania seems to think. . . - V Mr. Marshburn was one of the nine - member dining car crew of the Pennsylvania's . Potomac and Palmetto Limited when it jumped the tracks last week at Middle River, Md., last week traveling at 80 miles an hour. 230 On Train There were 230 passengers on the train at the time, but only 34 of these and five members or the dining car crew were injured and required hospitalization. Besides Mr. Marshburn, ine inured dining car men were wait ers Spencer Butler of Brooklyn, Charles Coleman, cook, oi wesi Philadelphia; Lewis W. Lee, waiter, New York; Foster Hen derson, James Fergus ana Nor ton Williams, waiters, of New York. At his home on Sunday Mr. Marshburn, who suffered burns . . . - v: on nis icit leg, was suu a uu nervous from his experience. A chef on the railroad for 25 years, was the first wreck he had ever been in, he explained. "I thought my time had come," he said. With pots and pans flying around my head, I thought that was the end. Never having been in a railroad wreck before, I never realized until then how vulnerable was one to injury or death in a dining car kitchen in the case of a smashup." INDEX Anna Arnold Htdgtman Batty Crangar , II Buiintst And Flnanc 1 Cholllt Harnden 4 Chuck Stona ........I Churchtt ,,..1 Claililiad I Doer - to - Deer It Editorial ( Lai Matthawa U Luclll Cromtr Paw And Pulpit U Roa Morgan It Shew Bli : U Soclaty it Sport i Thaatar Tommy Travtltr 9 t

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