The Community Bulletin (Abilene, Texas), No. 29, Saturday, March 2, 1968 Page: 1
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"ANOTHER VOtICE IS HEARO"
NO. 29 ABILENE, TEYXS SATURDAY, IlRlCH 2, 1968 PRICE 100
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PRESIDENT JOHNSON S
COMMITTEE ON IAST SUNMER IS
Part of the reportofthe
President s appointed cormmittee
of last summer s
riots, was a discoverythat
rost Negroes have been saying
about the racist cancer
in our nation, is true.
The report repudiated
the statements made by many
die-hard racist and uniformed
"The riots were caused by
the Cormnunist and/or Black
Power elements stirring up
the cities," It was repcrted
that the riots were started
by conditions inflicted
by White racists,
The report stated that
white elements started the
ghettos; white elements
-:aintained the ghettos; and
-hite elements condone the
hettos. Black people were
ovolting against'this welljs-'b^blished
Another sour note in the
report was sounded when it
-.rs stated that unless prorar.s
are started im-mdiatoLy,
the conditions and perhaps
the riots themselves
will continue, and the nation
is in danger of becoming a
divided nation of Black America
(CONT..on Page 3, Col. 2)
REV. MONTGOMERY ASHFORD A
is one of Abilenets newest A N )
ministers. He, with the E A C H E
aid of Rev, C. H. rown., -
started the "Bethel Grove
Baptist Church, located at 740 Cottonwood, According
to Rev. Ashford, Bethel Grove started out as amission
in October, 1967. Now, it has a membership of thirty.
Rev. Ashford started in the ministry only last springj
and, is now being talked about as becoming one
of Abilenets best men of God. "Teaching the word of
God" is his Lain objective. He says that religion
should be taught, rather than being purely emotional,
Rev. Ashfordts past reads like a chapter out of
the life of many great men., He was born and raised
in the small town of Calwert, Texas. He graduated
from Calvert High School and entered the Army where
he spent a little over two years. Matriculating to
Texas College, Tyler, Texas, he graduated with a B.
A. in History, in 1949. After graduation, he worked
as an insurance agent,
His stay in Abilene began in 1954 where he worked
at Hendricks Hosoital, He began working at KWKC
Radio Station as a disc-jockey in 1959 until 1967.
Abilene State School was fortunate in acquiring
his services in 1961, where-he began work as an attendant,
went into teaching, and is now the vocational
adjustment coordinator of the school.
His family includes wife, Mrs. Ernestine Ashford,
and their six children. He has one son in Viet Nan.
N A A C P COMES TO ABILENE
Responsible citizens of Abilene are invited to
join the NAACP of Abilene. Its purpose is to give
minority groups legal advice when needed.
Contact any minister of the Negro Ministers'
Alliance for more information,
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