Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on August 13, 1963 · Page 7
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 7

Garden City, Kansas
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Tuesday, August 13, 1963
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Entertainment Is Target of Negroes in Their CR Drive EDITOR'S NOTE - Negroes threaten Hollywood with a nationwide boycott in a civil rights drive; Negro stars tell congressional probers a decent livelihood mi Broadway is virtually impossible. Efforts of Negroes to accomplish their aims and the problems involved are detailed in the companion stories from Hollywood and New York. By DAVE SMITH HOLLYWOOD (AP) — Negroes have made the entertainment capital a top target of their civil rrxlits drive They threaten nationwide boycotts if they don't have their way. Hollywood industry and labor leaders sny they are sympathetic, and have begun negotiations. But there are serious problems, * it * Broadway Sets MixedCastMark NEW YORK (AP)—Broadway sets a record for shows with integrated casts. Negro stars tell congressional probers a decent livelihood in the theater is virtually impossible. Those items from the 19G2-'G3 entertainment year give a good idea of the cress-trends to be considered in looking over the obviously sincere, cautious and mostly unpublicized efforts of the American stage to keep step with the spirit of (lie limes. Picketing of two Main Stem theaters by the Congress of Racial Equality and the Committee for Employment of Negro Performers was tried 15 months ago —and hurriedly called off. The groups had chosen the only playhouse on Broadway which has a Negro manager, and in the other case were assailing a producer who pioneered the employment of Negro stagehands. There have been no demonstrations since. HEALTH CAPSULES liy Michnrl A. Polli, M.I). 15 IT A GOOP IPEA TO USE A SUNLAMP TO KEEP A „ SUNTAN ALL YEAR ROUNP? THE AMOUNT OP EXPOSURE REQUIREP FOR THIS IS PROBABLY EXCESSIVE ANP MAY CAUSE PREMATURE AGING OF YOUR SKIN. TOMORROW: YOUR LUNGS. Health Capsules gives holpful information. . It is not intondoo 1 lo bo of a diagnostic nature. Efforts to increase the percentage of Negro performers has been just part of the integration efforl ( going on since about 1955. Jobs for scene shifters, assorted technicians and musicians have been sought successfully. There also has been agitation for employment of Negroe s as ushers, boxoffice employes and other front-house attendants. Actors Equity in 1955 started publishing annual reports on the lumber of Negro performers employed. Frederick O'Neal, a Nc- ;ro who is Equity's vice president n charge of such matters, voices cautious optimism. Last season, he says Negroes appeared in 21 of 59 Broadway presentations—and most import, antly, in 13 of the plays, in parts not calling specifically for Nc- g/rocs. The previous record for integrated performances was 10 during 1957-58. Harvey and His Cat SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (AP— Harvey Schiff put out the cat one night and the next morning could not find him. He was worried but started to work as usual in his car pool. A couple of blocks from home one of the men in the car said "Hey, Harvey, isn't that your cat walking along the road?" He said it was, they picked up the cat, returned to the Schiff house and Harvey put the cat in the living room. When he returned home from work that evening, Mrs. Schif said "Harvey, our cat doesn' look' well. His tall is droopy, think you'd better take him t( the vet for a distemper shot." So Schiff and cat visited th vet and when he drove in hi driveway, who did he see waitinj on his porch? His cat. end even the most optimistic expect no overnight change in tele vision and movie programing and production. Negro demands are backed by such stars as Marlon Brando. Paul Newman, Charllon Heston. Joanne Woodward, Steve Allen, Frank Sinatra, Anthony Franciosa, Burt Lancaster, Dd>lile Reynolds, .loan Crawford and Bette Davis. The National Associatioirfor the Advancement of Colored People contends that Hollywood, except for recent films that address themselves specifically to the prejudice problem, still gives the Negro the "Uncle Tom" treatment—as a menial or comic character. A threat to boycott Hollywood films and products of television sponsors unless Negroes show up soon in all phases of the film industry has spurred concern. But three craft unions, Scenic Artists Local 810, Cameramen's Local 059, and Film Editors Local 76, have rejected demands that Negroes bo assigned to film crews .s outlined by the NAACP. They ontend that acceding to the request wi/uld violate labor con- racts, would amount to sanction- Page 7 Illy THodrnm Tuesday, August 13, 1963 ing "fcdtlicrbcddlng" and would b c contrary to California's fair employment law. five Screen Actors Guild and the Association of MotJon Picture Produces hnvp agreed on ft contract with a clause calling on producers i« cast performers "belonging to all groups in all types o, ! roles." In brief. th 0 NAACP demands that t. Ncgrots appear in television ommerclnls. 2. Ntsflrtn-s be shown in professional loli-s to balance menial roles. 3. Negroes; comprise one-ninth of film casts and crews since thrsy cfxnpriso about onc-nlntli of this nation's population. 4. The Negro be depicted as lie really is in the context of American life :>. A \t'Kt-o have a continuing i-olr on i a tli television series. Unless a Negro teclmiclan is installed on the crew of the "Ilir/.el" television series, the NAACP tltreatcns a nationwide boycott of the sponsor, Ford Motor Co. HI.VIOLfiT... \ cANWK<*je) 5 M UFFY SMITH IpAW-lUKEYTATUM 5 PAINTI HAWKINS 1 LUK6V AIN'T FOOUN' NOBODY- HE'S DOIN 1 IT JEST TO 86 NEAR PEAftLV JUN6 I DON'T KNOW ABOUT TH M1 IOVE" SHORE HB IS !! DID VE EVER BEE SICH A LOVESICK FELLER ? BUT HE SHORE ) is SICK II STEVE CANYON, (EVERY AUGUST) Most people get the Christmas Spirit alosig about December. ' But the end of cur year comes much earlier. Right now! When we're expected to play Santa Claus and make gifts of our cars (by cutting prices, raising trade-ins and relaxing terms). Why not drop by and \ " us which Merc you'd like for Christmas. MILHON MOTOR COMPANY Learn Now, Pay Later Should a young man or woman go to college ? For most young men and many young women the answer is yes. In today's world, a person without a college education is handicapped. Nearly every good position requires a college degree. As parents, this is something we must consider. Costs of education are increasing, and many of us simply don't have the money a college education costs. Your Kansas Bankers have worked out a solution based on the increased earning ability of the college-educated man himself. It's a good risk because surveys show that a college graduate will earn about $150,000 more than his friends who stopped after high school. Here's how the bank education plan works... you pr your child borrows the money from your local bank.' Your bank may lend it to you. or it may lend directly to your student child at regular low bank rates, with your signature as endorser. Most banks have been making this type of loan for years. On the other hand, if a student has successfully completed hu freshman year of college and his parents are unable to borrow for him and he is otherwise unable to obtain credit, then he may be eligible for the USAP (United Student Aid Funds, Inc.) program. See the student loan adviser at your college and your Home Town Kansas Banker. Three requirements: first, there must be a genuine need; second, the student must have successfully completed his freshman year; third, the school must be a member of the USAF plan, which most Kansas colleges are. Both men and women are eligible. When Money Matters...see your Home Town Kansas Banker VOU N5VER EVGN WHIMP6KRP, yVAiNTfiR TO BE TAME P-PUT YOU PIPNY HAVfi TUB TO APMIT IT-EVEN TO YOURJBU 1 . 1 , WKONd AOAIN, UION6SS CALMOON/ -YOU CANT PLACK- UI*T HER IN LA&OR -90 I'M HIRING HBR TO R6PLACG A\V RETIRINO 9ECKBTARY.' ...ftTILUTHE UNION PAT! NO WONPBR >DU WRC6P MB TO SUBMIT TO YOUR one PfiLLA KNOWS YOU SMOUUP HAVS 5Alp"Wil2 CO YOU THINK*./ IP I \VANT TD LI4T OL*£*N SO $HGlU STAY ON WITH MS THEN THAT'S jV\Y. / 1 WHOM PO YOU THINK >OU AEE.OCPSCINJ Mfi ABOUT ? THE RYATk.. BLONDIE TA-REPORT > THAT * I MR. DITHERS iVY WANTS IN »V THE • (MORNING COOKIE, WIU.YOU TVPB TWO COPIES OP THIS * HOR ME 3 ,—' VJHATARE VOU WORKING ON, DEAR ALEXANDER, VWIU- VOU ADD UP THIS COLUMN -'( OF FIGURES /- REMEMBER THE GOOD OLD WHEN YOU USED TO HSLP THEM , WITH THEIR < HOMEWORK?,) BEETLE BAILEY EXCEPT TUAT HB \ MAS THE 6AME I APPROACH TO ALL PROBLEMS V6AH. SOTTA/ HE'S ALWAYS ADMIRE / THERE WHEN THE \ ANVOME'S CUAPLAlM V IK TROOSL£ I WOULD you .IKE TO TALK ABOUT IT, ZERO? ETTA KETT — Bur,WINGEY.' YOU'RE TRYING TO 3AVE UP MONEY FOR A CAB ~ , T-— -THE HOP TICKETS ""N WE BE TWRtC DOLLARS.' ) SO'I LET LAiaHV BUY J THEM AND _--trT TAKE LOOK/ NO DATES/ IF \ / ^ Jul " u M (- POO GOir-JG Our I Sir HOME 12- SO DO I WELl.'/\ I WITH OTHER a-. -, you ' J THAT'S VV BOV3TQSAVG 3 7>7S r^i MV (T^^-T YOU -J AvO'-T' V \ THAMKS J.A _ ,. MONCV/ MICKEY MOUSE POGO

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