Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on December 22, 1957 · Page 2
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 2

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, December 22, 1957
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PAGE TWO THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA SUNDAY, DECEMBER tt, IW Not Even A Start Toward integration In OleMiss Editor's Note—In the Mississip-1 jagged outlines, than anywhere pi Delta, the struggle over inte-;else. ration stands out in Bolder pu- ; H ere you feel the full force of "the words of a Southern educator, Prof. A. p. Albright of Kentucky: "Integration is more important -to the Negroes than the white man realizes, and segregation is more line than anywhere else in the South. Here a veteran reporter translates hat outline into a full- bodied report on the crucial problem of the Delta country. By RELMAN MOREV ISSAQUENA -COUNTY, Miss. GT>—This is the Deep South. This is the Delta, flat and fertile, formed by the mighty Mississippi, draining a continent. •This is the land of cotton and sharecroppers: Here in some counties, the Negro outnumbers the white man 3-1, and even more. „ The rickety, weather-worn ahacfcs lining sandy country roads often house Negro families of 10 and 12 in two rooms. Their children often pick cotton until December, then go to school and try to learn in six months "First, there are those who feel this thing should be fought out, bitterly, right now. "A second group feels that movement, progress, is. the important thing. As long as the ball is rolling, f .hey say, it should be kept rolling, but they want to important to whites than the Ne-jmake it as painless as possible. gro realizes." "Finally, there are those who Integration will be a long time j have not allowed themselves to coming to the Delta. People, white and Negro alike, guess 10 years, 30 years, 50 years. Some whites say "Never." They also agree on an important point — that the groping first efforts of interracial groups to find solutions to the many-sided school problem are now at a standstill. They say the Supreme Court ruling of 1954 first, slowed these moves, and that the use of federal troops at Littie Rock brought them to a total stop. Not Near Solution "There is less liaison now than what the white child learns in at anv time since 1>ve liwd *" nine. i Mississippi—22 years," says Hod- So here, in the Delta, the great i^S c * ri ? T - Publisher-and histor- • i , -. • , ' mn iiTTin ic winolv Im.*\vi7.i ^\f t me social struggle over integrating think about it. They are concerned-with keeping their jobs and maintaining peaceful relations with their employers." Need Better Relations His personal feeling, he said, is that the prune necessity is to reestablish good relations between the races. points o! friction," but to really give them equal facilities." Sentiment along these lines probably was reflected in the 120-million-dollar school buildig program authorized by the Mississippi Legislature in 1953. In succeeding years^ the actual outlay for | hew schools more than doubled funds allocated earlier. Said Father LaBauve, hi M6und Bayou: "I don't think anyone wants integratiou"just for the sake of integration. However, if getting a tax-paid American education en tails sitting beside a white American, then we want the same opportunity that America affords all its citizens, even the naturalized and the displaced persons." It may take a long tune, however, before the Delta as a whole accepts desegregated schools. Why? The Southerner claims the Negro has a lower moral standard, a high rate of illegitimacy. "I don't' want my kids- sitting next la " wh ° ls k "« w - tlie raw. The Supreme Court ruling . . . Little Rock . . . Nashville . . the bombings and beatings . .'. it all takes on a new and special meaning in-tiie Delta. Sharper There The immese complexity of the South's problem, so difficult for the No-th to grasp, emerges here J5sharper colors, with more AUTHORS WANTED BY N.Y. PUBLISHER N'ow York, N. j. — Ono o£ the nation s largest book publishers is seulcine manuscripts of all types- fiction, non-fiction, poetry. Special attention to new writers. I? your work is ready tor publication, send for booklet NP-S1—it's free. Vantage Press. 2^0 S. Michigan Ave., Chicag- ' ~ -••• for!:). and educational group,; had mide some beginnings. But we're back past . few years have done, there is a big .movement in Mississippi today to equalize the school facilities of the whites and Negroes. Recently, Oliver Emmerich, editor of the McComb Daily Enterprise wrote in his paper: "We must be honest with ourselves and admit to ourselves that good Negro schools have been post.. ^^u 00 i c uvci J""=siai.uijJ ... t . onnth "Ririifinnc ±N«B™ SC.'IOOIS JiaVB UtJCIl pl»L- he schools stands out, stripped to "*** , «»«« South Rel^ous ^ , d ^ th at arm's length now." Father John LaBauve, racial injustices within the South have contributed to our curret Negro I i debacle. Catholic priest in the . all-Negro community of Mound Bayou, said: "There was a growing disposition to meet on an equal basis, as American citizens, prior to 1954. This has been set back, temporarily, by the Supreme Court ruling." Since Little Rock, they say, sentiment has hardened as never before. You hear this everywhere in the South. What about the feeling of the Negro communities in the Delta? A Negro professional man in Louisiana, who asked not to be identified, said this: "Not even a Negro can say he knows what a Negro feels today. In my judgment, though, our people are splii into three groups. "When the time comes (for integration) all fortifications built on negative, thinking will grumble. Not with arms or threats nor vituperation nor emotional outbursts or economic pressures can Mississippi hope to find a satisfactory solution to the school integration problem." Southern editors have been beaten, cursed, and harassed for much less. • Against Integration Yet Emmerich is not an inter grationist. "I'm opposed to integration," your ace and then you take the diamond finesse. If it loses you •will take nine tricks made up of five diamonds, two clubs and the major suit aces. If it wins you will also take nine tricks because you will be too smart to return to your hand with the ace of spades in order to try the diamond finesse a second time. East might just have been cagy enough to hold off with the king and if you tried this play your whole hand would collapse. Therefore you should continue to play sale for your contract by leading a low diamond from .dummy and conceding a trick to the •king. . • Why did you take the' ace of hearts at trick one? Look at all the hands and' see what might have happened. -East would take the king of hearts and shift to the queen of spades. Assuming that West remembered to unblock with the ting you would lose three spades, one heart and one diamond. Color Only Incidental Father LaBauve replies: "I have found that when people live under certain economic conditions—Slum conditions—their moral condition is practically the same, regardless of the color of their skins. Tlie only reason it exists among Negroes is that more of our people than whiles have to live under such conditions." Hodding Carter linked this with "the emotional fear that integration at the public school level will lead to miscegenation (-racial intermarriage)." He feels that better economic conditions for the Delta Negro, full civil rights, voting privileges, etc., are more important than integrating the schools. "Once a Negro achieves true equality, he won't give a damn about' the schools. He will have the right to' send his child to an integrated school, or choose not to send him there," he said. A Negro told this reporter, can- didJy, "I'd rather have my son' go to a segregated school, pro- he said. "Where you have a his-lvided it had equal facilities. I feel tory of 'racial friction, .the answer he would learn more from a'qual- New Market, Tenn., was the childhood home of Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of "Little Lord Fauntleroy," . local Commandery To Install Officers St. John Commandery No. 24, Knights Templar will hold public installation of officers at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Masonic Temple. Officers are: Dr. Laurie Shanteau, Commander; Carl Miller, generalissimo. Al Boatman, "•captain general; Earl Burch, senior warden; Robert SUerd, junior warden; Ralph Searight, prelate?; Fred Carson, treasurer; Ira Cree, recorder; Cletus Fitz, warden; John Carson, Jr., standard bearer; Harry Wiedeman, sword bearer; Lisle Minnick, , sentinel; Ellis Smith, John Yocum and Art Hensel, guards; Stewart Gordon, organist. Installing officers will be Harold Cook, Earl Newcomb and Charles Hume, past commanders of the Logansport chapter. Order of DeMolay will form an escort for the' officers to be installed. 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