San Antonio Register (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 24, No. 27, Ed. 1 Friday, August 13, 1954 Page: 3 of 8
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MISS PATRICIA JOHNSON
"WATER, MISTER!"—Pretty Patricia Johnson. Florida A. and M.
university senior from Mobile, Ala., is all set to make her contribution
to the Labor day cause by giving the "working men" on the Fam-U
campus a drink of water. Miss Johnson is a music major and blows n
"mean" horn. Iler hobby is swimming.
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Set for Lockhart,
Saturday, Aug. 15
LOOKHART, Teias—A Big Crop
show—open to both Negro ami
wlilte farmers of Caldwell county
—will be held here, Saturday, Aug.
21, on the courthouse square, be-
ginning at 0 o'clock In tho morn-
Kerrnlt K. Knox, Negro county
agent, announced that a |f>0 award
will be given to the 4-n club mem-
ber or adult farmer who has the
best, by weight, of the following
nest 1!0 ears of corn, shelled and
Jle»t 20 bends of small grain,
threshed and weighed.
Itest corn shocker (10 ears, clean-
ed and shucked, bottomland stalks.)
Itest 10 stalks of cotton, upland
IJIggest watermelon, by weight.
Kermlt said that <4-11 clubbers
may enter any part of the show,
and that he would es|>eclally like
for tliem to enter the corn shuck-
The county agent, at the same
time, nnnounced that he bad enroll-
ment blanks for Mnrtlndale, Danl-
vel Chapel, and St. John colony
for the Texas rural neighborhood
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The shootin; oocprred At M8'A
lost Commerce on Feb. 8. On I>b.
V Horton had paid the rent.
"Elevator Murder" Cage
In a sensational case. In which
follce were charged with brutality
Hid fram.-up, Horton was freed In
luly, 1044, for the May 20 "ele-
rator murder" of Sirs. Mary Lou
towery (white), 37, of 228 Victoria
After deliberating 17 hours, the
|nry deadlocked at 10-2 for ac-
lulttal, and was unable to reach n
rerdlct. The state had a very weak,
inconvincing, circumstantial evi-
dence case, and Horton was never
brought to trial again.
Horton wus running an elevator,
In the Hicks building, when Mrs.
who had been on a wild
drinking party In the building, was
found dead In the elevator.
A local newspaper was bitterly
criticized In Its over-emphnsixlng
the color angle In the case, and In
Its positive assertion that "the Ne-
gro" hod assaulted the "white wom-
an," and had beaten her to death,
hibing a lurid account of the crime.
A police officer w.is quoted as say-
ing "there was no doubt that the
Woman had been railed."
Laboratory examination revealed
that she had not been raped.
Horton also accused police of bru-
tality, and the local branch of the
NAACP, raised money for Horton's
defense when It appeared that police
were trying to pin the crime on an
After a hearing, Judge W. W. Mc-
Crory had released Horton without
bond, declaring he didn't think there
wns a case against the man.
Horton, however, was later re-
arrested and Indicted for murder.
Purlng the trial, the county physi-
cian refused to go ou record as say-
ing that the injuries suffered by
Mrs. Lowery might have been hu-
manly Inflicted, aa the district at-
The trial revealed that at the
drinking bout, a l.r>-year-old girl
"passed out," and Mrs. Lowery be-
came so drunk that It required two
men to support her.
Horton had assisted In administer-
ing to the inebriated woman.
One witness testified that he
heard a loud noise, as though the
elevator had lilt something, and, as
he approached the shaft, he saw
Mrs. I/iwery lying on the elevntor
floor. Horton called, "(let an am-
bulance. Tills lady fell and is hurt."
Shot at House?
In May, 1047, Horton was sought
for questioning when the home of
Toyi Nolan, 2813 Wyoming atreet,
,ne target of a fusillade of bui-
lds. One Elug shattered the glnss In
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The Rev. Dr. J. N. Hyrd, the as-
sociation's state chaplain, will de-
liver his annual sermon, Wednes-
day night, at 8 o'clock, at (ireater
Mount Olive Baptist church.
Also at this service, trophies will
be presented to the winners of the
President to be Honored
At 10 o'clock, following this pro-
gram, a banquet will lie given In
honor of President Brackens, In
the basement of First Baptist
church. The pastor, tho Rev. C. W.
Black will be the banquet speaker.
Brackens Is completing his 18th
consecutive term as president of the
Closed Sessions, Thursday
Thursday, the association will do
some of Its most Intensive work,
with all sessions being closed to the
The convention Is scheduled to
adjourn at 3 o'clock, that after-
Officer W. A. James Is presi-
dent of the local branch of the
TNPOA, which Is host to the an-
nual convention. An invitation has
been extended the public to attend
all open meetings and sessions.
Among the social affairs planned
for the visitor* will
Tuesday night, at Woodlake coun-
try clnb. The general public ta in-
vited to this affair.
the front door. Five others went in-
to the roof. The final outcomo of
this investigation was not recorded.
Pick PEARL for Picnics
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Aged S. A. Woman
Mm. Lney Horntby, 72, 180 Lin-
colnshire, died at B:B5 Wednesday
afternoon, Aug. 4, at Robert B.
Green hospital, after collapsing,
some 85 minutes earlier at tho Lin-
colnshire address. She had been suf-
fering from a blood clot.
Prior to being removed to the
hospital, a pulinotor crew hod given
League Gets First
By tiie Associated Negro Press
MILWAUKEE, Wis. — A white
graduate of Elsie university last
week wns hired as the first mem-
ber of her race to work with local
She is lllss Mary G. Howard, 23,
who will head the, community devel-
opment program of the UL, Wil-
liam V. Keeley, league's executive
Said to he the first white gradu-
ate of a Negro college since the
Reconstruction period, Miss How-
ard decided to work In the field of
Interracial relations while she was
an cxchango student at Hampton
Institute. At that time, sho wns a
regular student at Grlnnell (Iowa)
In order to prepare herself, she
enrolled at Flsk, one of three uni-
versities offering a'master's degree
In her planned field.
Kelle.v said Miss Howard was
selected for the Job because "she
was the best quallfed applicant."
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Ing me prejudiced. One hundred
dollars and 30 days."
Tucker asked Hellman to recon-
sider. "I believe you were going
to fine him $10," he snhl. "You are
not fining him for what bapjiened
"He had the same attitude out
there," replied the judge. "His
tongue Is too loose."
For C. L. Dennis
By th#,yl«80clatc<l Negro Press
MONROVIA, Liberia-Gabriel L.
Dennis, the Into secretary of state
for the Republic of Liberia, was
burled here Wednesday with all the
honor and ceremony duo one of
tho leaders of his nation.
President William V. 8. Tubman
took the lend In rendering tribute
to the ranKlng meml/er of his cabi-
net, while1 officials of every rank,
diplomats, 'business men and com-
moners Joined in mourning the loss
of a great and distinguished son of
Secretary Dennis died at Presby-
terian hosnli il in New York, June
23. Funeral (>>• had been held
for the benefit of American friends
and Llberlan> in New York, at St.
Mark's Methodist church, June 27.
The remains, escorted by Am-
bassador to the V. s. Clarence L.
Simpson, wen- flown by Pan-Ameri-
can plane to Roberts Field, Liberia.
There they were transferred to a
Libcrian National Airways plane
and conveyed to Monrovia.
Various cabinet officers, friends
and Company I of the LFF met the
plane, formed a guard of honor
and escorted the body to the Cen-
tennial Memorial pavilion where it
lay in state. Only four persons had
previously been buried #rom this
Ministers and choirs from various
churches an^l denominations partici-
pated in the funeral ceremonies. Dr.
T. Ebeneaer Ward, pastor of the
Methodist church, in which Sec-
retary Dennis was an officer and
member, gave the funeral discourse.
At the memorial service, Presi-
dent Tubman gave the principal
eulogy. He pointed out that the
grief caused by the death of Secre-
tary Dennis was both national and
international. He said that relatives,
friends, acquaintances and the gov-
ernment of Liberia, shared In their
4,A Llberian statesman and edu-
cator is lost." said President Tub-
man, "yet the loss Is one which in-
scribed the name of Gabriel Dennis
on the scroll of fame for all times,
lie belongs to the a Res."
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This letter coming from the First
I,ady of the land Is said to have
given Mrs. Terrell one of her hap-
Has Over 100
By the Associated Negro Press
BATON ROUGH, La.— More tfinn
100 Negro students nre reportedly
enrolled In the various graduate
schools of the Louisiana State uni-
versity. Many are teachers working
for advanced degrees.
LSU 1ms accepted the graduate
students and no objection Is made
when their friends coine and ent
with them In the cafeterias of the
No Negro students nre yet being
received in the undergraduate school
of tlie university.
The state legislature this week re-
fused to vote favorably upon tho
erection and operation of a college
for Negroes in Crowley. This town
Is near Lafayette where Negroes
have been ordered Into the school.
It was thought by some whites
that u school here might lift the ra-
cial pressure upon the stnte school
In Lafayette. ^
HIT WITH STOOL
James Turner, 22, 505'/4 Kast
Commerce, was arrested, Sunday,
and booked for aggravated assault,
as the result of an altercation In
the GOO block of Kast Commerce,
during which he struck Martin Arre-
dondo on the head with a stool.
Miss Klma Anderson, 24, 451
Mlcklejolin street, complained to
IKillce that "her friend," 20, had
Is-aten her about the face, with
his flfts, and had threatened to
kill her. He was not immediately
Meeting to be Held
At Grant Memorial
The San Antonio branch of tlie
National Association for the Ad-
vancement of Colored People will
hold Ita regular monthly meeting
Sundny afternoon, Aug. 15, at .1:30,
at Grant Memorial AMU church.
The branch delegates who attend-
ed the annitnl national convention of
the NAACP, In Dallas, will give
their reports, and the policy of the
NAACP, as resolved at the conven-
tion, will be set forth.
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est in history, it was still 20 million
short of meeting the tightly budget-
ed 10.ri4 iKilio need for 73 million
Officials listed three major rea-
sons for the summer financial cam-
The staggering cost of a patient
aid program that, this year. Is giv-
ing financial aid to 1(7.000 polio
victims stricken In previous years,
and to an expected 40,000 new
cases, tills year.
The unusually heavy costs of a
polio prevention program respon-
sible for the development of a trial
polio vaccine, which is helping pro-
vide gamma globulin, the only prov-
en, though temporary, preventive for
isillo yet developed.
The investments in "brain power"
providing the research and educa-
tion programs alined at present re-
lief, and the ultimate prevention of
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closed, the night of the robbery.
A room on the place, occupied
by one of the suspects, was searched,
aiid a pair of skating shoes and a
cigarette ease, property of Smith's,
were found In it.
Walter Moore, 58, address listed
as 125 Vargas street, was booked
for burglnry anil theft in connec-
tion with the case.
(Continued from Pag* 1.)'
month by the National Association
of Home Builders.
Other NAIlH-sponsored meet intra
are scheduled at Denver, Colo.; Salt
Lake City, Utah: Tacoma, Wash.;
San Francisco, Cal.j and Phoenix*
Mason said the FHA hns adopted
a *|»eclfle program to reorient and
educate all Its personnel so that
they may give every assistance to
those trying to make open-occupancy
housing available. lie asked the
borne building industry for Ita co*
operation in the promotion of thin
Mason declared that the benefits
of all of the federal mortgage In-
surance systems and tlie opportunl*
ties of obtaining adequate housing
facilities will be made available t<9
all families on an equal basis, ir-
respective of race, color, creed or
national origin. Racial relations
personnel as well as the director
and staff of each Insuring office
nre to be charged, said Mason, with
the responsibility of making this
Mason said that Dr. George W,
Hnowden FHA minority group hous-
ing adviser will help to formulate
and suiierviso this program.
430 N. Cherry St.
H.E.B. SPECIALS FOR FRI., and SAT., AUGUST 13 and 14
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Del Mmte Halves
or Sliced Y. C.
No. 2'/z Can
Fresh Pact or Pictsweet 10-oz. Pkg.
Frozen . (Limit 6)
Ctn. of 6
H. E. B. Best
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
2 lbs. for 25C
Wilson 's Smoked
Silver Valley or Korn Eiat
Doz. 9c I Frionor Perch or Cod Fillets lb. 39c
H. E. B.
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