Alabama Tribune from Montgomery, Alabama on December 30, 1955 · 1
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Alabama Tribune from Montgomery, Alabama · 1

Montgomery, Alabama
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Friday, December 30, 1955
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r trY' V ' ' Strange As It Seems E. G, JACKSON For many years here in the City of Montgomery it has been the custom of the other side whenever any thing happened among our race the so called better thinking .class of Vtohite people always say, If you 'dont bother them .those Negroes will soon forget it. I am sure all of them have changed their minds since the bus boycott has been on. You can only see one or two persons now and then on the bus and as a rule they try to sit far enough dbwn in the bus so no one can reco- nize them but after all the bulk of the people are sticking together. STRANGE AS IT SEEMS Both white and colored write articles to the advertiser including the editorial staff writers about what we are doing. However if you would stop and think for a moment, most of them are down on the colored people for boycotting the bus and a very few of them will mention the hardship and cruel treatment we have to endure to nide the buses. Most 'of them forget we to are able to think for ourselves. A lot of times we sit by and dont say very much, but not because we are not thinking but we are waiting for the right moment to present itself to us. We have had a lot of opportunities to. have done this a long time ago. In a lot of cases it is time to do things but not expedient to do them, but when the bus driver had Mis. Rosa Parks arrested for occupying the wrong seat on the bus it was both expedient and time to call on the bus boycott. STRANGE AS IT SEEMS ..To my knowing ever since ! i .has been the. custom.of newspapers -' to put art -article- mth(!ir- papers coming up to Christmas notifying each person or family who takes the paper throughout the year to res- - member their paper boy at Christ-' mas, and our paper article starts like this, Remember your paper boy - especially .through the Christmas holidays. He brings you your paper through the sunshine, rain and ' snow! Make him know that you appreciate it. ; Christmas 'day police arrested ' eight or more boys for going back : over their routes getting their pre sents and their money people gave 1 them., If you will notice all of them were colored carriers. One white family here in the city of Montgomery says they gave $10.00 each year for their carrier beside paying their weekly rates. Of ''course, on this route a white boy carries the paper. No police was seen on that route. In place of trying to get our minds down it seems to me every human thing possible is being done to make the City of Montgomery to double their determination. Not only the City bus boycott but every thing that falls in that category. aDama I mine t i LIKE THE DEW VOLUME 15, NUMBER 32 MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1955 PRICE TEN CENTS 1 . ? Segregation Barriers Fall At Atlanta Golf Courses Without Incidents Dr. Holmes Receives Pledges Of Goodwill From Citizens BY MARION E. JACKSON Segregated links in Atlanta fell by the wayside as Negro golfers played Saturday at North Fulton Course. There was no incident to mark integration of the cits seven golf cobrses. ATLANTA PUBLIC GOLF BARRIERS TUMBLE Alfred "Tup" Holmes points out the lay of thej North Fulton Golf Course to fils father. Dr. H. M. Holmes, as a foursome of Negro golfers makes ready to tee off on the city course. Dr. Holmes and his two sons were plaintiffs in the case which resulted in the Supreme Court decision desegregating public golf courses. Others in the picture are Howard Woods (L) of Columbus and Ben Beadles (R) of Atlanta. (Perry's Photo) Appointed By iGovefpblfc jfCajifornia LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SNS) Attorney David W. Williams, native of Atlanta, was appointed Municipal Judge by Gov. Goodwin J. Knight (Rep.) on December 21. Atty. Williams wijl serve a full term with Jurisdiction over one of the Los Angeles Municipal Courts. 1 - ' Atty. Williams is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wellford W. Williams. : , A graduate of UCLA, Attorney Williams received his LLB degree from the' University ; of Southern California. For approximately the past 15 years he has practice law as a partner' in the Mathhews and Williams legal firm. ' Attorney Williams and his wife, the former Miss-Ouida White of Los Anegels, are the parents of two sons, David Jr., and Vaughn Charles He is the hrother of Mrs. James J. P. Brawley, wife of the president of Clark College, and brother of Mrs. Arthur C. Holland of West Virginia State College. The Williams family recently moved into a new ranch-type home home on Sunset Boulevard in the Schools Head Halts Distribution Of Racists Handbills SANFORD, N. C. (ANP) Malcolm A. McLeodj -superintendent of schools here, has given instructions that handbills, announcing meetings of the Patroits of North Carolina, a. white supremacy group, may not he distributed through the public schools. ' Pupils in Sanfords white schools had been given the handbills to take home to their parents. One principal said he assumed the superintendent had given permission. McLeod said there was no objection to the group using the school audi-troium for its meetings.. POLIO PREPAREDNESS folio follows no definite pattern. The town with no cases in one year may be swept with an epidemic the next. March of Dimes contributions spell preparedness. Dog Dies Saving Family From Fire WILTON, Conn. (INS) Six children, their parents, grandmother and a guest owed their lives to the familys year-old German Shepherd dog today after a pre-dawn flash fire destroyed the Wilton, Conn., home of John K. Jessup, chief editorial . writer Tor life magazine. . . Barking an alarm, the dog ran into a bedroom where three of Jessups children were sleeping and tuglged at the covers until the youngsters awakened. Jessup and the others also were awakened by the barking and all fled to safety outdoors. , All but the dog... it had died in the flames. . ' Basketball Scores JACKSON 101 ALCORN ' 93 Acting Mayor Of All Negro Town Moves To Ban Race Agitator MOUND BAYOU,- Miss. (SNS) An obvious attempt by some leaders In the all Negro town of Mound Bayou, Miss, to halt the activities of the militant Dr. T. R. M. Howard, by .proposing the passing of an ordinance prohibiting meetings of "race agitating group, met with stern resistance from Dr. Howard, now vacationing In California, who, according to press reports, vowed that "no group Is going to stop freedom of peaceful assembly in Mississippi. -The move to halt the meetings in Mound Bayou of such organisations as the NAACP and the Mississippi Regional Council of Negro Leadership of which Dr. Howard is founder pad president, was revealed last weekend by I. E. Edwards, alderman and acting mayor. Edwards, acting as mayor in the absence of Mayor B. A. Green who Is hospitalized at Kennedy VA Hospital In Memphis, said a proposul for an ordinance barring meeting of any organization which has race agitation oS, its aim will be made at a meeting of the five man aider-men board on January 3. . Dr. Howard, who expects to return to Mound Bayou by Jan. 3, retorted that the rights of Negro citizens are our Sims, not ' race agitation" and vowed that the Regional Council, which is slated to hold its an-mol convention in April, 1956, will meet as scheduled, exclusive 1 Westwood District of Los Angeles. Atty. Williams is a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity; Mrs. Williams is very active in Los Angeles civic work. ATTY. DAVID W. WILLIAMS Five Negro golfers played on North Fulton course Saturday. They teed-off in a threesome and a twosome. The group included Alfred Holmes, Rev. Oliver Holmes, C. T. Bell, real estate man; Artnur J. Peterson, also a real estate man, and T. D. Hawkins, teller of Citizens Trust Co. Rev. Oliver Holmes said Saturday afternoon that the first person to greet them at North Fulton was a white golfer who teed-qff ahead of them. We are glad to have you, he said, its been a long time. We were greeted very cordially in the clubhouse, where we purchased our tickets, Rev. Holmes said.' And there were no distasteful re- cburse. : - i - Attorney Thomas did not play, but walked around with them. The name of Hhe fifth golfer was not available. Then there was a Negro foursome that played later, Kossuth Hill, John Malone, Sgt. John Brown and Arthur Jackson. -. These golfers teed-off around 10 A. M. and completed the 18 holes around 2 P. M. Alfred Holmes carded a 79 for the best score of the group. He was even par on the first nine holes, then went over par in the back side. Enroute home, they saw three Negro players on the Bobby Ajones course. John H. Calhoun, president of the Atlanta Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, visited the Bobby Jones Course Saturday. He said he did not recognize any of the Negroes playing on the course. ' MAYOR GIVES GREEN LIGHT Mayor William B. Hartsfield gave the green light to Negroes playing on the courses after noting that 70,-000 white players and nearly 100 city employees would be deprived of their jobs if Atlanta failed to comply with SIAC Cage Menu JANUARY 2 Tuskegee Vs. Fort Valley State, Macon, Georgia. JANUARY 3 Allen Vs. Clark, Atlanta. . , JANUARY 4 Alabama A&M Vs. Morehouse, Atlanta. . Allen Vs. Tuskegee, Tuskegee, Ala. LeMoyne Vs. Fort Valley State, Fort Valley, Ga . JANUARY 5 Alabama A&M Vs. Morris Brown, Atlanta. LeMoyne Vs. Morehouse, Atlanta. JANUARY 6 Alabama A & M Vs. Tuskegee, Tuskegee, Ala. t LeMoyne Vs. Alabama State, Montgomery, Ala. . . Florida Normal Vs. Bethune-Cook-man, Daytona Beach, Fla. Fisk Vs. Morehouse, Atlanta. Florida A & M Vs. S. C. State, Orangeburg, S. C. ' Lane Vs. Knoxville, Knoxville, Tenn. , JANUARV 7 LeMoyne Vs. Alabama A&M, Normal, Ala. Florida AM Vs. Benedict, Columbia, S. C. ' Morehouse Vs. Clark, Atlanta. Fort Valley State Vs. Xavier; New Orleans, La. , . Knoxville Vs. Tenn. State, . Nash; llle, Tenn. Lane Vs. Fisk, Nashville, Tenn. an order by U. S. Boyd Sloan implementing a decision of the United States Supreme Court. Instructions have been issued to professionals at all golf courses that facilities be made available to race linksmen. However, shower facilities at three courses were closed (Continued On Back Page) Says Law On Boycott Would Vork Both Ways ... --.MONTGOMERY, Ala. Citing a state stature against boycotts, the Montgomery ADVERTISER noted, in a recent editorial, that if the law applies to Negroes who refused to ride the city buses because of Jim Crow practices It would apply with equal force to some of the economic sapetions against Negroes contemplated by Wpite Citizens Councils. It would seem to work both wavs. The law, the constitutionality of which The ADVERTISER questions, forbids the arguments for the pur pose of conducting boycotts and also fordis the publication and circulation of any notice of boycott. According to THE ADVERTISER, The perpetrators of the bus situation . distributed mimeographed leaflet asking other Negroes not to ride. But if they are guilty of break, ing the law which seems to usa a re. striction on free speech the proposal of the White Citizens Councils (in Dallas County, for instance) to keep a list of Negroes suspected of advocating race .mixing would seem to violate the section of th law which forbids blacklisting. MADEMOISELLE'S 1955 MERIT AWARD WINNERS,' honored for signal achievement during the past year. Left: Gloria Lockerman, cited as a "symbol for the accident of democracy." Top row: Kim Stanley, actress; Jane Prizant Gilman, lawyer; Leontyne Price, singer. Middle row: Doris Zeller; geologist; Pat McCormick, diver; Liane Brooch Russell, geneticist. Bottom row: Machiko Kyo, film actress; Jeanne Carr, designer; Francoise Sagan, writer. V , - The Tip-Off BY FMORV O JACKSOV And It came to pass when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach., in their citlea. St. MutUicw 11 1. Maria Holley.. MONTGOMERY, Ala. (SN1S) -Civic leaders here, believe they have a just complaint against the services the group has been getting on the Montgomery Bus Lines. One incident released the fury of the suppressed resentment That was the Dec. I arrest and Dec. 5 conviction of Mrs. Rosa Parks, a seamstress by trade and a dutiful ctyurch worker and useful civic figure, charged with violating the segregation laws. She has become the symbol of the pent up hurt over' what the group seems to feel has been wrongful and harsh administration of the laws. The incident has served to unify the leadership and rivet the mass following to them with a devotion and loyalty beyond the . boldest imaginations. Mistreatment is a ca nunderstand without an inter, preter. At one of the meetings the story was told of an elderly woman on her way tc work, who was picked .up by a 'motorist. , The autoist engaged her in conversation and sought to know why at her age she was walking. The walk ing woman reportedly replied, I air. not walking for myself am walking for the young' people language which the human heart.1 who are coming on behind me Indian Official Asks Closer Tie With Negroes In America ATLANTA, Ga. (SNS) A top government offeial from India said recently that social and economic changes affecting colored people in the United States show different trends in different regions. - Jai Deva Prasad, member of the Bihar Legislative- Council of Bihar. India, is rounding out a three-month tour of the United States with cooperation of the State Department. He was in Atlanta last week. . ' INDIAN OFFICIAL expressing thanks to Clarence Coleman, jsf the Atlanta Urban League following hi brief stay in the city thisweek. Mr. Coleman, with other members of his staff, escorted Jal Deva Prasad of India about the city Irv order that he might get a view of social economic political changes, ' (Kelly's Photo) While here, Mr. Prasad said he raw definite changes for the better in various sections of the north, but that in the south he was amazed at the restrictions and the practices of aegregatfon for Negroes. While in Atlanta, Mr. Prasad was the guest of Dr. George Mitchell, executive director of the Southern Regional Council, Dr. Mitchell helped to outline a tour of the city for Mr. Prasad with the cooperation of the Atlanta Urban League. Clarence Coleman and Robert Thompson, staff members of the Urban League, took Mr. Prasad and several other people on a tour of the city during his stay. The top Indian official was interested In housing, businesses, political organizations and various program of education In the United Stales, particularly bs they affect members of the minority races. In his own country. Mr. Prasad has been a leader of depressed classes for many years and presently represents them In the Bihar Legislative Council by government appointment. He was a member of the executive committee of the Provincial War Committee .during World War II and has also .been active in social work. Tlie Indian official believes there should be a closer tie between the colored people of. America and his people in India. He believes this can be done through a better program ol public relation. Some of those who have been allegedly abused;, humiliated and insulted do not want the children who will have to live after them t to experience such wrongs on franchised buses where they pay their : full fare In a democracy which promises them equality and for a country some of their sons, husbands and fathers have fought and died on foreign lands. -Arrest of Mrs. Parks, who allegedly refused to surrender her seel snd move back into the racially designated section of the bus tends fo focus attention upon the absurdity and cruelty of the segregation laws. . ; Dr Martin Luther King, JT pastor ol downtown Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, one of the key figures In the protest campaign, estimafes that 90 per cent of those cooperating in the movement are inf'll doing so on principle, and about nine per cent out of shame. -'But some of the other protest leaders believe that 99 per cent are standing up on itinclple." As is usually the case in every movement foe the groups betterment. an attempt has been made in the protest campaign, but without success, to split and skid the leadership. An attempt was usds to try to get one of the majojr spokesmen lor better treatment purged and Isolated. Instead of doing this, the Montgomery leadership liuill k solid phalanx around thla leader and told the upper-hand leadership that ho would never be deserted or shelved. - One civic leader . suggested that the Montgomery Bus Lines, contrary to their annoimced figures. In normal fines get 78 per cent of their patronage from the Negro group. Ie estimated that the company had collected approximately $3,900 monthly from Negro patrons. He 1 1 m rY R.V: (Continued On Back Page).:' LOUISIANA VOTE LAW USED AGAINST WHITES NEW ORLEANS (ANP) The law created to keep Negroes from registering is . now . being used against whiles, according to state ments In a suit filed In Plaquemines parish Just below New Orleans. Two whits men have filed suit against Frank Glardano, registrar of voters, clmmlng that he has refused them permission to register on ground that they were unable to properly end 'to his satisfaction Interpret portions of the constitutions of Louisiana and the United States. . 1 This law was created avowedly for the purpose of keeping Negroes from registering and voting, rli makes It necessary for them to Interpret any part of these constttaa cions and t makes the reglstfay 01 voters the sole authority - on whether the Interpretations - ha$ been correct," , , , 1 The late Senator Huey P. Loot was accused (,! having tho law MM against white men who war big political enemies, ' .'-V it T7T ri ,Wfv "t i' ' y . X- -

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