San Antonio Register (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 52, Ed. 1 Friday, January 22, 1954 Page: 3 of 12
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IrnillAY, JAM.lKt Tt, l'J3\
any n.MV.MU utuisi'Hi
| League Executive
By (he AMoclnteil Negro Preas
I NEW YORK—Persons from ill
Liflkx of life tilled Alt. Olivet Bnp-
church Inst week for the rllei
f Kugpiie Kinckle Jones.
_ The Hev. O. Clny Maxwell, Rr.,
luloglicil him n» a man who led ■
pfc of service. The deceased pnssed
Inn. 11 nt Ills home, 4.'131 102nd
Itroet, Flushing Queens, nt the
|kc of 118. Interment was Thurs-
liiy, Jtn. li lie lmil liecn a resi-
lient of FlUAhlllf for nenrly a half*
1 Jones wns widely known for his
Jvork with the Urbnn lenKUC. lie
loined tiiu lengue nt lis founding
In 11)10 nnd reinnined with It until
Ills retirement ns grnernl secretnry
I t the nntlonnl orf&nllfttlon, July
I When he liognn, it lind only one
full-time employee nnd its annunl
Judfet mi $2,.100. Under his guid
lime lis executive secretury, tlio or
i(nni/.ution expanded on a national
xnsls, with wore than SO branches,
(ibout 400 employees nnd n nation-
III budget of ? 1,500,000. At the time
■if Ills death, he was consultant to
■ he board of directors.
I Among the many other orgnnlzn
J Ions Willi wlilt-li the deceased wns
wnnected was the Hirletp Adult
I education committee nnd the Asso-
Irlutes In Negro Folk Education
l.both of which he chaired), tho
lilnniiing bonrd for the state" of
Iv'ew York, the Fair .Employment
I ward of the 1'. S. Civil Service corn-
Inlsslon, the National Conference of
lloclnl Work, the Btllom Hoy
■coats' Advisory committee and the
li. Y. H. Unemployment Insurance
Itdvisory council. He hnd been pres-
ident of the Flushing Educntlonal
Tiomnilttee since 1026, end, for 12
I rears, wan treasurer of the Amerl-
I .in Tennis association. He wns one
lif the founders of Alpha Phi Alpha,
■ he first Negro Greek letter college
Jones wns grnilunted from Virgin-
I a university, Richmond, In 190(1.
lie obtained a master's degree nt
I Cornell university In 1008. He re-
|<etved an honorary LL.D. from
I Virginia Union In 1024.
I Surviving are his widow, Mrs.
IJlanehe Watson Jones; n son, Eu-
j nic Kinckle Jones, Jr., and I
I laughter, Mrs. Adele Tenn.
1 Junes was born In Richmond, Ya.,
I'ulF so, 188.". son of Joseph Edom
l ories nnd Rosa Daniel Kinckle
| °3nder Jones* direction, the Nn-
Ilonnl 1'rbnn lengue Invested more
I hah $100,000 In the training of 118
1 ellows in the field of social work.
[ Through these fellowships, many
I nlented young Negroes achieved
I uccess. Among such alumni are:
I '"orrester B. Washington, retired
| lirector of the Atlanta School of
Lloclal Work and presently consult-
I nt on program development with
the National Urban league; Alonzo
J. Moron, president of Hampton
Institute; Dr. Ira DeA. Reid, cbalr-
inn of the department of sociology.
(Continued from Page 1.)
"I been praying ever sin"6 I been
, The four were convicted on cbarg-
S that one of them raped Mrs.
,loyd on a lon»'v road while tho
tbers held hero down nnd another
eld her boy friend, Elton Burgess,
"shaw was charged with the actu-
1 rape. But Judge Nlmocks snld
be other three were equnlly guilty
n thnt they nlded and abetted him.
Mrs. Lloyd testified tlmt she was
orclbly removed from nn automo-
lie by two of the men. She said
'be wns tnken to a wooded area
.•here one of the men railed her
s she wns held by the other two.
'irs. Lloyd nnd Burgess supposedly
■ere returning from a late movie
,lien tho car In which the youths
tore riding forced them off the
The court earlier had refused to
ccept guilty pleas, and during the
arly stages of the trial it seemed
(int the prosecutor was pressing for
430 N. Cherry St.
! Fannin 7283
TIIEY MADE COLOR TV HISTORY-Tho dnnce tenm of Coles nnd
Aklns made color television history on the CBS television network.
Dec. 17, when they apjieared as the oiienlng net on the first nation-wide
color broadcast under the newly-approved FCC standards. Following nn
opening address by Dr. Frank Stanton, president of the Columbia Broad-
casting system, lionl Coles and Charles Atkins did a tnp dnnce routine
on the progrnin, which went on the air less thnn nn hour nftcr tho FCC
announcement thnt full-scale color television broadcasting had been offi-
cially approved. Coles and Atkins appeared on Broadway in "Gentlemen
Frefer Blondes." They also have had numerous night club nnd television
a death penalty. When asked about
this, he replied:
"I wont convictions."
In pronouncing sentence to the
four, Judge Nlmocks recommended
that the defendants never be grant-
ed parole, pardon or commutation.
Expressing his belief that the men
were guilty nnd deserved the pen-
alty, the presiding Judge, however,
snld there were several aspects of
the case which did not ring clear to
These centered on Mrs. Lloyd, the
chief prosecuting witness, who he
said wns "first married to a biga-
mist testimony showed this mar-
rlngo wns nnnulled), second to n
sailor lost In the war. and her third
marriage unfortunately ended in
Another point which was not
clear to him wns why Mrs. Lloyd
and her hoy friend wero found the
next morning in bathing suits at the
edge of a pool at her home.
"A person ordinarily going
through such an exiierience would
be In such a slate that they would
be in the hospital or under a doc-
tor's care," Judge Nlmocks snld.
But ns he pointed out, these cir-
cumstances In 110 way mitigated
the crime committed by the youths.
"I believe they are guilty as
charged in the bill of indictment
. . . what the Jury would luive done
I could not even guess . .. But full
nnd exnet Justice hns been render-
ed as to all four defendants," he
He then told the four:
"I feel that all four of you are
fortunate not to have to pay the
In answer to the Judge's state-
ment thnt Mrs. Lloyd was excep-
tionally calm in her reaction to the
attack, the victim snld her father
had tnken her to a hospital for ex-
amination a few hours after the at-
tack. She added that she and Bur-
gess were merely relaxing when a
sheriff found them In bntlilng suits.
If the case had gone to Jury,
one of five verdicts would have
been returned. They were: 1. Guil-
ty of rape automatically bringing
the death penalty. 2. Guilty of rape
with a recommendation for life
imprisonment. 3. Guilty of assault
with Intent to commit rape. 4. As-
sault on a female. 0. Acquittal.
Defending the youths were attor-
neys M. Hugh Thompson, William
A. Marsh, Jr., C. O. Pearson and
E. H. Gadson, Jr., all of Durham.
(Continued from Pnge 1)
Stafford Crlpps, late British labor
minister, and the third wedded
Prince Olasupo Awegboro, 25, of
Nigeria, and Miss Edelgard Groth-
er, 10-year-old student In London.
Ends Jim Crow
By the Associated Negro Press
CAIRO, 111.—Segregation In mov-
ie houses took a beating in tbis
southern Illinois town last week
when n theatre formerly restricted
to white persons only, agreed to
The movie house changed its
policy in the fnce of threatened
court action by the local chapter of
Most movie houses In southern
Illinois cities, bordering on the
Ohio river, practice segregation de-
spite an Illinois statute which pro-
hibits segregation or discrimination
in places of public accommodation
on the bnsls of race or color.
The local NAACP was preparing
for court action against the movie
theatre after Dr. S. W. Madison wns
refused ndmlsslon Inst fall. A short
time afterward, Dr. Madison re-
turned to the theatre nnd wns ad-
mitted. Subsequently, other Negroes
have been admitted on a non-segre-
gnted bnsls. Dr. Mndison now is
president of the Cnlro NAACP
Cairo « ns the scene of vio'ence In
Jnnunry, 1032, when the NAACP
nnd parents of colored children be-
gan a campaign to end segregation
In local public schools. Today Ne-
gro pupils attend formerly all-white
elementary, Junior and senior high
In the last year, integration has
spread to neighboring cities of
Tamms and Uttln.
Boy, 10, Writes
Slogan for Chi
By the Associated Negro Press
CHICAGO—A 10-yenr-old Negro
boy last week was named winner of
a slogan writing contest conducted
in connection with Chicago's Clean-
He is Clifton Burke, son of Sgt.
nnd Mrs. John Burke. Sgt. Burke
1b stntioned nt Ft. Sheridan, 111.
"Clean up! Civil pride—city-wide
—that's Chicago!" wns the boy's
winning Blognn. It won Clifton a
mednl awarded to him in the office
of School Supt. Benjnmin C. Willis
by Thomas H. Coulter, chief execu-
tive officer of the Chicago Associa-
tion of Commerce and Industry.
Mau Mau Greets
By the Associated Negro Pres»
NAIROBI, Kenya—Members of
tho dreaded Mau Mau gave a Brit-
ish investigating committee some-
thing to talk about here last week
ns the secret society greeted the ar-
rival of the group with new at-
tacks in this colony.
Tho Mau Mnu reportedly killed
seven persons In two different plnc-
es last week. Dend are:
An unidentified British officer,
an African houseboy, nnd Ills wife
and four children.
The officer wns killed when Mau
Mnu supposedly nttnckeil a Klkuyu
native home guard post In south-
The houseboy and his family were
killed in a house hero because of
whnt the police termed tlieir refus-
al to take the Mnu Mnu onth.
When found by a 13-year-old white
girl, their throats hnd been cut,
their stomnclis slit nnd their eyes
In other news of the Mnu Mnu,
police nrrested four women nnd
four men at a Man Mau oath-giving
ceremony about 15 miles north of
The Investigating committee nr-
rlved here to gather facts on the
violence In Kenya. It Is Id-partisan
nnd Includes three conservative and
three socialist -jiarliamcnt members.
Meanwhile, police si 111 are search-
ing for some 1!» Wnkamba tribes-
men who esenped from Jail last
Runncrup in the city-wide con-
test wns Bob Guziee, n white sopho-
more at Hnrrlson Tech high school.
Burke, who Is n fourth-grader at
Fuller elementary school, began
writing "little songs" while he wns
living in Germany where his father
was stationed for 17 months.
Commenting on the boy's slogan,
his mother snld: "He was Just
quiet one night, then came up with
Three Children '<
Saved from Fire
By Mother, Man
By the A»noi)atetl Negro Press
RICHMOND, Va—Three Negro
children aife nllve In this city today
perhaps Only bemuse of the hero-
ism of ■ white man and their moth-
er, who saved tbem from their
The rescue Job wns done by
James H. > T.vree, a 47-year-old
white employee nt tlio C. and O.,
as he wns< riding to work with
Mr. and Mrs. It. Olln Ilicks who
also work at the C. and O. yards.
As they drove, they noticed
smoke coming from a house. Tyreo
and Hicks .derided to Investigate.
They rangVlie bell nnd after a
long wait, Allen Daniels, 4, came
to the door. Tyreo asked If his
mother wns home.
"Mama's not here, but come on
in," the child said.
Tyree noticed another child, An-
thony Daniels,In the living room.
Hicks went to pull the fire alnrin
box across the street. Tyree went in-
to the house.
"The smoke wns terrific in the
kitchen," Tyree vnirt Inter. "I closed
the (kitchen i door nnd stnrted
getting the two children out."
At this point Mrs. Ethel Dnnlels,
wife of the Rev. N. II. Dnnlels
and mother of the children, re-
turned to tho house. She hnd been
a fewttocks nwny nt a store. The
mother exclaimed "Oh, my God. my
three children!" Tyree realized thnt
one child (2-year-old Isaiah) was
Isaiah was nsleep upstairs. The
rescuers went upstairs. The mother
picked up the child. "I took it anil
we both went downstairs," Tyree
Then Mrs. Daniels opened the
kitchen door. Thnt caused a terrif-
Mrs. Daniels wns blown out of
the front door with such force that
she struck Hicks mid knocked him
The draft blew the front door
shut. The house hrolce Into flames.
The shut door was locked on Tyree
and the three children who were
(Continued from Pace 1.)
of lilchmond, Ya.
Lewis earned his A. B. at More-
house college In 1020 and his LL.U
at New York university In 1033. He
later did graduate work nt Colum-
bia university in the field of Invest-
The grandson of A. L. Lewis, one
of tlio founders of the Afro-Anierl-
can Life Insurance compnuy In
Jacksonville, Lewis served the 53-
year-old company as general coun-
sel, manager of the investment de-
partment, meinlier of the board of
directors, and as executive vice
For a short time before coming
to the Insurance compnny, Lewis
practiced Inw In Jncksonvllle, Flu.
Besides his business activities, he
was active in politics, serving ns
one of tho contested delegate! from
' Florida who wns not seated at the
1052 national Republican conven-
tion In Chicago.
He also was ncllvo In the Alpha
Phi Alpha fraternlly, tho Ameri-
can Judiciary society, the Florida
State Bar association, the bonrd of
trustees of Florida A. and M. uni-
versity, the Nntlonnl Negro Busi-
ness league, and the Shrlners.
A member of Mount Olive AME
church In Jacksonville. Lewis is sur-
vived by his widow, Nellie; fattier.
Dr. James H. Lewis; sister, Mrs.
Mary Betsch, and a son, James L„
also active In the insurance com-
thus trapped Inside the burning
The mother bloke a glass in the
door, reached through the opening
and unfastened the lock, though she
severely cut her right hand In doing
Tyree picked up Isainli and hnncl-
ed him to Mrs. Daniels through the
broken glass of the door. The door
wan later opened. Then Allen and
Anthony were taken outside to safe-
Tyree and tho Hicks couple went
on to work after the heroic work
feeling thnt they hnd a-plenty to
explain for being late for work
that morning Tyree was treated
for first and second degree burns ou
the fnce and hands nnd sent home.
(Continued In Pag* 1.)
therewith, subject only to condi-
tions and limitations applicable
alike to all persons, without dis-
crimination or segregation bused on
race, color, religion, or nntlonnl
Any officer, agent or employee
of any common carrier eugnged In
interstate or foreign commerce Is
subject to a maximum fine of } 1,000
If found guilty of segregating pas-
sengers or discriminating ngnlust
them on account of race, color, reli-
gion or national origin.
The Introduction of this type of
legislation wns made necessary be-
cause colored people are continually
being segregated In Interstate trnins
nnd buses of llie South In epite of
the courts' repented rulings that
Fogrogntlon In Interstate travel Is
Reports ehow thnt segregation Is
continually growing In airport". In
some border nlrports, there are signs
we'comlng Latin Americin visiter*
in Spanish. Signs requiring racial
segregation of colored citizens of
the United Slnles are displayed
with equnl prominence. The effect
of tlris ou visitors from Latin Amer-
ican countries lias proven to It ex-
Numerous court cases are jiend-
lng on tills matter. But It is fenred
that lltlgntion In this field will lie
long nnd costly unless congress pass-
es legislation to end the problem.
Careful exploration of the possi-
bilities for pnsslng tills bill show
Hint It would encounter n minimum
of opposition from southern mem-
bers of congress. Support by the
President Is believed to ensure thnt
It will go through in this session of
(Continued from Page 1.)
He won eight letters In basket-
hall. baseball and sorrer there.
Alexander is the son of Mr.
nnd Mrs. Clifford I, Alexan-
der of New York. His father
Is manager of the Metropolitan
Life Insurance housing devel-
opment In Klverton. Ills mother
is the executive director of llie
Mayor's Committee on I'nlly.
(Continued fnoa ?»o 1.)
Elseiilnmi-r w«» tl"n Infoim
cd of the cu.-.* 'if l.t Thiiima
William-, of tlw 1 "• \ir forre,
who was jail'd In Florida l»"4
year because It-* did not -it in
the colored imwII'Mi of a bn»
hound from K<lm Field, Ha.,
to < raig Ait 1 "i • tlH in Ala-
The President s.»!d, with a bit
of surprise, tint lie thought
tills situation It 11 been taken
care of a Ion? tin:" ago. Winn
informed that Williims' ca*f
still pending, be uiM he would
lool< into it,
The President v> further in-
formed that III'- continued prnr-
tlce of southerner* to segre-
gate Negroes in interstate trav-
el, In spite of the Supreme
court's de.i.i i. i;i<l necessi-
tated two He|>iil>li-mi senators,
Ives of New York nil Butler of
Maryland, to iiitrnliiv legisla-
tion'to prohibit this situation.
When asked if li- wiulil -up-
port this pieee ,tf legislation,
the President »•.. jee l the group
that he would lik' t-> look int®
The group als-i rilled to the
President's a'temiw the fart
that federal fund. «r* now twe
Ing used in many instances tn
build housing wtii.'h exclude
Negroes. Tlie> leiinl '4 out -!>**•
cifically the project at I .e vil-
town In I'euns) I v mia. l b Is
project is financed with ap-
proximately 9* imt rent of
monies supplie I *•> the Federal
Housing adniinistratiin, still th*>
few Negroes win are cm
ployed at the it**! plant there
are forced to commute froia
either Philadelphia ir Newark.
The President tgiin reiter-
ated Ills belief tin", no federal
funds should lw i*»d where
discrimination Is practiced.
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