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Vol. LXXVI-No. 48

Los Angelas, California


Thws,, Feb. 14, 1957

PROTESTS G R .1 D E- Paul Ordiina, Oninha fire- Ttinn for four \inrs. this iiiek askid for a Civil Sen irr prohe into thr oral examination given him trben he applied for fid mission to the Los Ange- les tire Depiirtment.

Fireman Protests Oral Test

A protest was filed here Friday with the Civil Serv- ice Commission charging that bias in the oral exam- i

NAACP Demands Parker's Ouster


Aging Man, 72, Shoots Wife, Takes Own Life

A T2-year-old newspaper ou.<?- todian. apparently jealous over his wife's interest in another man. shot and seriously wounded her Saturday, and then took his own life.

Mrs. Carmen Jones. 236 W. 61st street, bleeding profusely from wounds in the chest and both arms, staggered out of lier house in the middle of the night and called to her next door neighbor, Mrs. Winnie Ricks. 236 W. 61 .st street. -"Come quick. My husband shot me!"

She made her way to the next house, occupied by Mrs. Mary Ricks, where she waited for the ambulance.

Get Gun

At Georgia Street Receiving Hospital. Mrs. Jonee told police that her husband. Randall Willie Jones, Sr., came into her room affPr she was asleep, sat on her bed and began up-


them two days

had visited earlier.

Jones left his wife, but re- turned in a few moments with a .38 caliber Smith and We.sson (Continued on Page 31

raiding her regarding a former inations virtually excludes co-worker. Hniiis Wiley, who

Negroes from joining the city's Fire Department.

The protest was lodged in the case of Paul Orduna. who for | the past four years has been a fireman in the Omaha, Neb. department.

AdTisMl To Withdraw

Orduna, who wished to trans- fer to Los Angeles, took the oral exarnJnation Nov. IT. After he was finished, he was asked, to wait a few minutes, and was then called back and told that his grades nn the oral were so low that there was no use for him to take the written exam. He was informed that even if he were to make 100 per rent on the written examination, his grades on the oral would bring (Continued on Page 6)

M Who Shot Negro Leader Found Slain

COLUMBIA^!, . Ga —A white' Columbus sforekrrtier who last year killed a Xegrn leafier of the .NAACP was found .■shot fatally early Monday morn- ing.

Lurio Flowers. IS.'i, was found lying in the enlranccwax of a

Negro theater across the street | "Stout Hearted Men. " Featured

the program will ,he the

ftistory Weel( Queen to Be Crowned Sun.

The most .successful celebra- tion of Negro History Week in Los Angeles will close Sunday afternoon when Our Authors Study Club, which spoii.sors the week, will crowrr a History

Week Queen at Town and

f^own Club on the University of jHardison died of a heart attack

Southern California campus.

]VIrs. Elizabeth Young, mem- ber of the teaching staff of the Los Angeles Publii Schools .'^^'stem will chair the Coni-

DIES US JOB Chnrlrs ( (jhnrlie) Hardis'in diid sud- denly Sunday it fciv iiioiiu nts after he had reported for ii'irk fit the "Sueet Drtaws" cafe which he manaqcd.

'Sweet Dreams' Manager Dies On the Job

Charles (Charlie) Hardison, ■19. died suddenly about 9 a.m. Sunday in the Sweet Dreams Cafe. i063 E. 4,3rd street, where for the pa.st 13 years he man- aged and operated the popular cafe for his cousin, Duke Thompson. j

Charlie had complained of illness to his cousin on Satur- day and went to his home, 4277'2 S. Central avenue, to

Chief's Ci^il Rights Draws Fire

Ousler of Chief of Po- lice William H. Parker be- cause of his expressed op- position to civil rights leg- islation was demanded by the executive committee of the local NAACP in a res- olution passed ataits Mon- day meeting.

The resolution also rapped the chief for his attacks on the so-called Cahan decision bar- ring unlawful searches and seizures by police officer.s and charged him with having failed to integrate the police depart- ment.

Meanwhile. Chief Parker Fri- day wired Congre.ssman Pat Hillings of Wl^ittier saying that he "heartily endorses" the Eisenhower civil rights bills.

Betracts ^tand

"As a law enforcement of- ficer with nearly 30 years' ex- periehce and one who is con- cerned with the effect of civil rights legislation upon efficient law enforcement. I am pleased to inform yoil that I heartily endorse the provisions of HR 11,51 which. I now understand, contains the President's pro- gram," Parker wired Hillings.

"It is my opinion that HR WSX will accomplish the Presi- dent's objectives in the fiefd of civil rights legislation without any harmful effect upon exist- ing law enforcement," the Los


SEEKS SirEE'lHEART CROli \ h.liznbcth Mornn. rostunie djsiqn studint. is one of the ontisffinls for thf title nf Stceet heart of Trade-Tech. Selection will he made Satur- day.

Watts B^nn Shot From Ambush; Killer at Large

A dangerous sniper, wanted for murder, is still at ", j large in the Watts area, folbwing the killing early IFOMISAnday morning of a 42-yearold barber, f

^ John D. Stewart was shot through the brain whik- he was lying on his couch at ^lis home, 84.5 E. Imf}ei-iai

Highway, where he had fallen asleep as he was watching TV.

Heavy Breathing

The gunman was either a crack shot' who has a photo- graphic eye and who was able

; to draw a bead even through

j a wooden wall, or he had fired

; at random and the bullet had

* hit the victim in a 10(K)-to-l

: chance shot.

I Stewart's wife of two months. 1 Mrs. Jeraleen Stewart, was I asleep next to her husband. I She was not awakened by the

shot, but was aroused about

2:30 irithe morning by Stew- art's Tieavy breathing. fi\s

face was covered with blood.

It was coming from his nose

and his ears. ^

Sow Bullet Hole ,. .She <fiought he had had a

hemorrhage. Then she saw

the bullet hole in his Head. She '

called the. police and an am- i

rest. He returned to his job I Angeles Chief .said, parly Sunday and was telling friends and customers that he hadn't slept well]

Suddenly he rollap.sed- and fell to the floor, dead.

The last person to speak to the well-known and well-liked cafe manager was spojtsman Elihu "Dot" M<'Gee. who was leaving the cafe as Charlie en- tered?

Initial report.-? indicated that

However, Chief Parker re- turned to the attack on par- ticular civil rights legislation when he spoke over the air Sunday night on the major's regular Simday night program. He said that legislation which provides for federal investiga- tion of alleged civil rights violations by police officers will hamstring law enforceemnt


Girl, 15, Beaten; Baby Born Dead

memorati\c Coronation Recop- ; lion which will be held from ! three until seven o'clock. '

Atty. Eddie Mae Armstrong will serve as Mistress of Cere- monies. Participants in the pro- gram influrle Lester Bond of Boy Scouts of America Troop 2.38 and the Bel-Vue Commun- ity Church Chorale Group di- rected by Doris Reita Novel. Thomas Bennett will sing,

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from the Flowers store in flown- to\\ n Cofumhus.

He had been shot in the temple, apparently by a .1,5- caliber bullet.

Flowens shot and killed Dr. Thomas H. Bre^vcr. (il year-ol^ physician, in the office of the Flowers' store in Febru,Ti\ of IP.'jti. Dr. Brewer li^'l long been a leadei in the fight of the Negroes of (leorgia for inte- gration and fair treHltnent.

The Muskogee County Grand Jury refusefl to indict Flowers who claimed he fired in self- defen.se.

Sultry Eartha Has Dinner with India's Premier

NEW DELHI. India— Sultry Eartha Kitt ".stood up'' Prime Mlhi.ster NehrCl of India on- a lunch date last Saturday but only because her plane was late.

She was on time for dinner j with the leader of the Indian people later the same day. j

Eartha Is making a world j tour. i

on the program

winner of the oratorical con-

te.s't to be held Friday evening

at Manual Arts High School. Mi.ss Lillian Duffy is chairman of the Oratorical Contest. Citations Planned Miss Rvangeline Woodfolk, secretary of the Planning Com- mittee, will present citations to outstanding citizens in the community.

".\mericas future in world affairs may be decided by its treatment of its Negro citi- zens. " a Texas educator pre- dicted Sunday at a History Week mass meeting.

Dr. J^ Reuben Sheeler.? head of Texas Southern Uni\er- sity's Department of Iflstory, told a capacity crowd at Zion Hill Baptist Church:

"The eyes of the world are upon us. America must Inte- grate and unite to keep our world leadership." IfF substi- tuted for Charles Wesley, Cen-

I tral State College president,

j who was unable to come be-

j cause of illness.

I Bigots Sick

j "The bigoted person is a sifk

person who h.^s neve had afl

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The coroner, however, ques- tioned-yhis diagnosis. An autopsy is scheduled.

H a r d i s o n 's father. H. A. llardi.snn. came to Los Angeles i F.arthy Black. l!i, who lives from Houston, Texas for the i with her parents at 340 Cypress .services which are being held avenue, Pasadena, was severely tf)day. Thursday, at 1 p.m. from j beaten by a group of teen-age the Harrison Ross Funeral, girl friends Sunday. Home. I Shortly after the beating, she

Harrlison. a native of Guy, j gave birth to a baby, which was iContinued on Page 2) still horn, at General Hospital.


Stewart was taken, to the General Hoispital where he died at 5 a.m.

Police reported that bullets have crashed into two other homes in the neighborhood during the la.st two months. Neither of them, however, Struck anyone.

Upon investigation, police found that, the bullet had pierced a hole In the wall about a foot from the floor at an upward angle. It had ap- parently been fired from the sloping driveway. ,

No WitaMses

^ Had the klHer aimed at his

victim, he tould have dete»-

(Continued on Page 6)

TIES TOR CROU S-—.hioth,i of the inp contestants for the I'rndc-Technical Juni'ir Collci/c Sneelliciiit tronn is Irmn Sue Smith, vo< ationnl nursing student. I ote by J .000 students will pick liinner. (See story page 2.)

Senate Civil Rights Hearing Scheduled

'Digits' Raid Suspects To Seelt Writs

Twelve of the 13 men and w-omen arrested last week in a policy J-aid are to appear in Dept. 41 Thursday, today, where a hearing is scheduled on peti- tions for writs of habeas corpus.

All 12. who are being repre- sented by Atty. Earl Broady. are out on bail. Bail for 10 of the defendants was set at SI 000. for one at $500. and for Win.ston Dunlap at $5000.

Last Thursday, Elbert "Cot- ton' Gordon, accompanied by Atty. Broady. surrendered him- .self. It was his safe, contain- ing o\-fT $13,000. that police seized \n the raid and which they believed constituted the unb^hked "take" of the policy


Gordon was later released on $1000 bail. Atty. Broady states that the money represented Gordon's savings over a num- ber of years in various busi- nesses. iiTcluding his current grocery store at 32nd and San Pedro streets, and that Gordon

^ WASHINGTON Atty. Gen. Herbert Brownell will be the first speaker when the Senate Judiciary .Sub<^oiYimittee on Con.sti- lutional Rights opens hearings on civil rights\ legislation today iThursdpyi, Senator Thomas C. Henninp.s, Dembcrat of Missouri, is chairman of the subcommittee. ]

Administration leaders said* / 'numbers operators.

they hope to curtail hearings I indications are that .southerners, Gordon, however, has &\ after a representative number of j including congre.ssmen and sen'- i lengthy police record, dating | witnesses have been heard but ' (Continued on Page 6t (Contini^d on Page 6t j

ICTIM—Jokn D. Stet.art.

barber, mat killed wh< n ti ! iniper fired at him while he ^as sitting before the TI in

his living room.

ape Suspects

Chase Girls Into

iirms of Police

Four would-lbe rapists \vere lid rigqt into the arms of '/Tth Srreet ^lice officers on Mon day night by three hysterica!, ttfrrified young women.

A few minutes before mid- night, Vesta M. King, 21 year od housewife of 321 W. 77in street, Evelyn Harrell. 326 \ AV. Tilth street and Barbara Swan- s-m. 751 E. 92nd street, were .sanding on the corner of TTih aid Broadway waiting tor a bjs.

A 1950 Mercury sedan \kvM four yeung men in it ran iheu car up over the curb close t^i the women, then backed up and got out of the car. The no nen, now, thoroughly frig"af>:i. el, started running east or> "ih s reet toward the police sik- tion, while the men cha><»d tliem on foot shouting 'Stop.' Sized Up SituGrtion

The men than got back into tlie car and chased 'the sr-ream- iiig women who were getting c oser and closerSto the police station. / r.

Police officers wer« bropar itg to end ttJeir midnight v'atch, when thjey "heard the cjmmotion. SgJ^R. L. Hagen baugh wenfmit to .see what It

v-as all about. It didn't take,

Img for him to size up the

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had no connection with any

'Early Bird' Is Vulture - Grdbk

iflewsie's Money

According to newsboy, Jim- ndie Howard. 1115 E. 14th

reet, the "early bird." some times turns out to be a \Tal- tire.

At least that's how he felt about it Friday morning at 9:.'Vi

when he went to make collec

tons for ne%\rspapers he deli\

e-s. Jimmie

customers thj t a man had beeti

was told bv hi>

tliere already "After seve


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S'ECRO HISTORY If EEK—.Mrs. Tassie.D. JVright. founder-president of Our .hithors Study Club ^ sponsor of the weck-lon(f celebration of S'egro His- tory If eek in Los Anqelcs. is shonn holding City Council resolution commend- ing her and the club. From left, stnndiiii/. !\frs. [fright. Council/nan Cordon R. Hahn, A. J. "Kelly" Hiltuuiis^ Hnto,^ H'etk chairman; Mrs. (Slater Maddox.


Dr. .1. Reuben Sheclir. speeiker: Commissioner Ednard Hare kins, .Mrs. Blanehe E. Brooks, Mrs. Xoreen Forney, Deputy Supervisor Gilbfrt Lindsay, RfV. George R. Garner. Ill, Judge Thomas L. Griffith. Seated, Mrs. Elizabeth Young, Mrs. Emma Spencer and Mrs. S. P. Johnsok. \

tie same thijng. that they had already paid! for their monthh sjbscriptions^ I asked what the fi'llow lookfed like." said Jim.

md their (description fitted a ^[ozell Miller exactly. Miller is about 45 years old and he stui t?rs. "

Jimmie's manager' said he hjad fired Miller that same morning. "Seems like Millei had to take his meaness out on somebody, so he took it out on liard -working Jimmie." They f gure Miller had collected over $>0.

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Cburefa Activities 7

Sports 8


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2— The California Eagle Thursday, February 14, 1957

Georgia Would Ban 14th, 15th



Legislature Friday made cm- other attempt to turn the

clock back when it asked Congress to declare the 14th and 15th Amendment to the United States Constitution null and void.

The Georgia la^irmakers claimed that the 39th. 40th and 41st Congresses, which passed the Amendments after the Civil War, were "nothing more than private assemblages, unlawfully at- tempting to exercise the legislative power of the United States."

Golden Stale. Agents Seek Settlement

The Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Co. anrf the Golden State Agency Club, which rep- resents the majority of the com- pany's agents in California. were closeted in conference ,. Wednesday in an attempt to iron out the differences which led to Suspension of a numher of the^agents early this month.

Appro.ximately 4CK1 policy writers are involved in the dis- pute which centers around the filling out by the apents of cer- tain itemized report forms.

Views Differ

The company, through 1 t s public relations manager- Mrs. Verna Hickman, claims that the firm is attempting to install uniform practices and that it is well within the company's prerogative to determine the type of forms required to meet its bookkeeping needs and pro- tect the rights of policy-holders.

The union, however, through its special representative and chairman of its negotiating committee. Ike .\dams, takes the view that the new forms re- quire a considerable increase in boo^ work for the agents, thereby decreasing their selling time, that the commission on the policies in question is 50 per cent lower than on other types of policies, and that since in reality a loss of income is involved, the matter is negoti- able.

No Bad Blood

Adams said that "We're in- te»ested in seeing that the agents get what they justly de- serve, and also that the com- pany doesn't by-pass the union."

Both Mrs. Hickman and Adams- however, emphasized that there's no "bad blood" be- tween the company and the imion. Mrs. Hickman empha- sized that there was no ques- tion at all of any misuse of funds, adding tbat the agents regularly made reports of the totals received. ;

Adams insisted that Goliden State is^a "good" company and that the asents have no desire to harm either .the company or the policy ownelfs. He felt con- fident the matter could be handled through negotiation.

.rr (:UXri:RE\Ch —Jos- (fh If . It'alker, prngram di- rcctnr nf the /-..■/. I'rhnn Li-n(/ue, has just returned jroru n Y'juth Training In- centive conference in If ash- ini/t'ii!, sponsored />v the I'rcsidcnt's CJ o in in i t t e e on (lovcrnnient Contracts.

Palice Chief Blames KKK ^n Bombings

MONTGOMERY, Ala— Police Chief G. J. Ruppenthal Monday accused members of the Ku Klux Klan for the recent bomb- ing of Negro churches and homes.

"Our investigation, corrobor- ated by statements of some of the accused themselves." he said, "shows that these bomb' ings were perpetrated by mem- bers of the Ku Klux Klan."

He also stated that evidence against seven men arrested in the bombings and shooting at buses is being turned over to the county grand jury.

28th S*. "Y"

In 'Big Push'

For Funds

'The Big Push" is the title given to concerted efforts of some five divisions of the 28th I Street YMCAs latter half of its afinual campaign for funds by Kenneth Morris, Executive Sec- retary.

Thirty-five percent of the $13,500 goal had been reached, Morris reported at press time. Clubs and 'Organizations divi- sion headeq by Mrs. Marnesba Tackett is' in the lead, with Special Gifts division headed by Lorenzo Bowdoin running second.



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! Set for Feb. 21

' Lnren Miller, attorney and

[publisher of the California

; Eagle; Rex H. Minter. attorney

i and member of the City Council

I of Santa Monica, and Gilbert

1 R. Dale, Jr.. UCLA graduate,

will speak on current issues at

the February meeting of the

Santa Monica NAACP- to be

held at the I Calvary BaptLst

Church, Broadway at 20th street,

at 7 p.m., Feb. 21.

Miller will discuss pending legislation concerning "Civil Rights," Minter will elaborate on the Santa Monica housing situation and Gale will stress the importance of citizens' in- terest in local political and civic affairs. E. G. Allen, pub- licity chairman, announced this week.

Gok( Coast to

Attain Self-Rule On March 6


Coast, British West. Africa, will become an independent state within the British Common- wealth on March 6. The coun- try will then be knov^ as Ghana.

Celebrations will start on Sunday, March 3 and close on Sunday, March 10. Her Majes- ty Queen Elizabeth II will be specially represented by Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Kent.

Parliament to Open

On Independence Day, the first session of the Parliament of Ghana will, be opened by Her Royal Highness on ftehalf of the Queen.

The United States will be represented by Vice President Richard Nixon.

Dr. Kwame Nkruma has been prime minister since 1952, when the office was created. Up to the present time, how- ever, his powers, and those of his cabinet have been limited, with the important posts of foreign affair.s, defense and police subject to the authority of the governor who is appoint- ed by Great Britain.

Ovexlordship Ehded

With the inauguration March 6, the governor's powers will be removed.

Final date for severa|nce of the British overlordship was agreed upon following the elec- tions to the 104-member single chamber legislature in July, 1956. At that time the Conven- tion Peoples Party (CPP) won 71 seats.

The history of the modern Gold Coast is comparatively short. Small British trading settlements came under Brit- ish Government control in 1821. It is only in the last 75 years or so that the present terri- i tory, covering 92,000 square miles, and with a total popula-' tion of some Ipur and one-half millions, has been built up. Date of Treaty

Today the territory comprises the colony . and Ashanti, the Northern Territories and the Trust territory of Togoland un- der United Kingdom adminis- tration. ■

The date chosen for indepen- dence, March 6, is the date the agreement between the British and the Fanti chiefs was sign- ed in 1844.

In 1850 the first legislative council was set up for the area. In 1946 the legislative council had .an African, ma.iority for the first time, and represented Ashanti as well.

Wholly African

In 1949 a wholly African committee, representing all sections of public opinion and under the chairmanship of an African judge, Mr. Justice < now Sir Henley) Coussey, was given the task of working out a new constitution.

The 1951 legislature, by in- cluding representatives of the Northern Territories and of rrans-Volta Togoland, repre- sented all the peoples of the Gold Coast.

The present constitution wa.s Introduced in 1954. It follows the British parliamentary mo- del, except that it provides for only a single chamber.


Davis, pnstnr of the First Baptist Church in Pal m Springs.

Local Girls

Seek Title Of Sweetheart

Two local " beauties, both students at Los Angeles Trade - Technical Junior College, are currently seeking the title of Sweetheart of Trade -Tech.

Elizabeth Moran, 18-year-old costume design -student,, and Irma Sue Smith, 28-year-old vo- cational nursing student, are competing for the .sweetheart crown with nine other.-beauties of the college. They .represent the departments in which they are enrolled.

The winner of the contest will be determined by a vote of the more than 3000 Trade-Tech, day students.

Announcement of the winner

will be made at the .school's fifth annual Sweetheart Ball to be held at the Riviera Country Club Feb. 16. Radio-TV Star Dick Whiltinghill will crown the sweetheart.

Mi.ss Moran is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clem Moran. 1242 E. 123rd street. She was graduated from Centennial High School in June, 19.56 where she was a drill team leader and frequenj performer in .school talent shows. '-

Miss Smith is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Smith Sr., 707 .^. 54th street. A gradu- ate of *^ Louisiana Catholic High Sc|ool, she has studied dramatics and was a member of. her school's glee club. She hopes toispecializc in the care of cripplid children -after com- pleting ller training at Trade- Tech. ?

Palm Springs

Church Seelu New Quarters


Mack Davis, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Pa-lm Springs, the only Baptist church in the city, is attempting to purchase two acres of land for the purpose of building a new church, and an educatonal and recreational egnter.

It is his plafnitjf the purchase aan be effpctedj':4tiat the center KvouTd include 'a,; day nursery, snack bar and .social hall.

Rev. Davis claims financial backing for the project, but has run vip against ap impasse in the purchase of land. The avail- able property is under the con- trol of the Indian Affairs Bureau in Washington.

The pastor has attempted to negotiate with representatives of the Indian Affairs Bureau in Palm Springs and Riverside for the past two jtears. but has been unable to obtain a com- mitment for relea.se of the land.

There are about 1200 Negroes living 'in Palm Springs, on the east side of the dividing line. .Indian avenue. The land being sought is also east of. Indian avenue.

FIRST IN OREGON— A banquet ,/ivcn at the Multnomah recently iLclcomed the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Co. such Ncc/ro-oicnrd institution in the stale. From left. Unman ar,cnt for the company; Oregon Insurance Commissioner Robert Houston. '

Hotel in Porllahd, Oregon^

to Oregon. It is the first

". Plummer. stale general

P. Taylor and Norman O.

Group Seeks More Jobs in So. Los Angeles

'A meeting is being held Fri- day night, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at 1688 E. 108th street, to dis- cuss mean's through which greater job opportunities can be secured for Negroes in the South, Los Aifgeles area.

According to H. V. Brown, i chairman of a newly formed Citizens Committee for Better Jobs, a partial survey of mar- "kets. dime stores, gasoline fill- ing stations, and other busi- nesses in the area .'ihows that many establishments which enjoy .predominantly N e p r o patronage, tend to exclude Ne- groes from their sales f^orce.

Cleo Cloman Cleared in Cafe Knife-Wielding Battle

The district attorney's office Monday refused to is.stie a complaint against Cleo Cloman, Club Capri } owner and well-known man-about-town, in connection j with the knifing last week of Floyd Scott, Cloman's

I Rape Suspects

1 'Continued from Page li situation and he told officers E. G. Langille and W. E. Lietz to apprehend the car which was chasing the girls.

After calming the women. : Sgt.'Hagcnbaugh ant] Sgt. B. L. ' Hoskins went out and assisted I the two officers in bringing in I the suspects. The women i indentificd the four men. who were then placed unrler ar- rest. Two of the men were Nor- man W. Elliot.. 19, and 'Ray-' mond Walk. 19. The other two ' \Vcre juveniles.

attorney, Walter

Gordon, said that witnesses

who appeared at the D.A.'s of-

' f i c e corroborated Cloman's

' claim that Scott had threat- ' ened to 'kill him, and that he I had acted in self-defense. j The fight that ended in. the 1 knifing occurred at the Uncle Randy Cafe. 4060i.i! S. Central avenue, last weekend. Scott ' reportedly kept demanding money which he claimed Clo- man owed him over a business ' deal.

I Sfott, serious\v injured with a six-inch cut in the neck, was ' rushed to the hospital where he was given immediate blood transfusions. At first it was feared he might die from the wound, and Cloman was want- ed On a charge of assault with I a deadly weapon with intent to commit murder.

Scott's condition has im; proved, however, and accord- ing to Atty Gordon, the injured man does not intend to press "(■hargcs against his former em- ployer.


San Diego pitcher- Pete Mesa, ^Ko will be in spring training qamp with the Cleveland Indians, recently won 12 straight games to help Her- rnosillo with the Pacific Coast League of Mexico title. His 12th >ictory.set a new record.

The Portland club of the Pa- cific Coast League has a chain of 39 tifket agencies throughout ' the St ate -and southwest 'Wash- in.gton. The, Beavers have "sold over SllO.Ono worth of season bo.\ scat tickets already.

Hardison Dies

'Continued from Page 1) La., was a member of the Pa- cific Coa.st Elks Lodge No. 1380 and of the American Legion Post in Houston.

Other relatives are an uncle, Ike Hardison, and cousins, Luther Hardison, Duke Thomp- son, Isaac Hardison, Ruhamie Hardison and Marcinia Hardi- .son.

History Week Finale Sunday

(Continued from Page 1) opportunity to correct his warp- ed notions," Dr. Isidore Zctcr ;:lein told a History We?k forum ar thh Golden Sta°te Auditorium Monday.

This is why th" Supreme Court ruled segregation in schools is unconstitutional. Gradualism isn't even practical. It does not avoid violence. It encourages violence because it encourages the bigots."

Attys. Edward C. Maddox and George L. Vaughn dis- cussed the historic signifi- cance of the Sui.reme Court ruling at the iji'jm.

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BROTHLRHUOD Amonfj partiiipnnl<: nt a Brr,ihrrhnnd mrrtmp In^l If ednefdayspon- iorrd by the y^nlional Cnumil of Jci^ifh It n mm nt the II rfttidi Jrnnh Community Crntrr urrr. Jrom Irft. i]eor//e \hhini:kn. Dr. J lie e Shnemtikcr, of the Frifnd.f Service Commit- tee: .Ij/r.f. CInrenrr Af. Unrf, Cr,iinii/ of-.lnvish If omen: Mr\. Horace \. Mayx. Ylf'CA and L'rhan Lcnqiie : .1/;.(.v Flora Markr. (Jr,i,„ ril of Jeicish H'omen; Mrs. Robert Pink, Counril of Jmish U'omrn. and Coiinrihunn F. dnard Royhnl.

Richardson To Judge History Week Contest

Dr. Ralph Richarrison. candidate frtr ithe Los Angples Bo,ird of Education. Office No. 6, will serve as jud^re in the finals of a high school oratorical contest honorine Negro History Week this Friday evening. February 1.5, S p.m.. at Manual Arts high school,

4131 S. Vermont Avenue. * ^ .

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by Our Authors Study Club, will VLa ViIaI MaI bring together 10 boys and giris j\\Q ^||Ul PICi

Cries Husband; Wife Hunted

"She shot me!" cried George Reams. "Call an ambulance!" he moaned as he slumped to the floor.

The fatal shot fTad been fir- ed through the hallway door. There was a woman's cry and the sound of running footsteps. Herman H. RoV, of 334 W. .50th street, carried his friend to his bed, and then called the police.

A few minutes earlier, about

11:30 p.m. Sunday. Reams. 4.5.

a laborer, had knocked on the

i door of Roys room and said he

wanted to come in and "have

la talk."

' When University police of- ficers arrived, the dying man was breathing hoarsely and was I unable to answer 'q^uestions. Roy informed the officers that although he hadn't seen the woman, he recognized her voice. "It was Dora Lee, George's I wife," he said. The couple had ; been quarrtling. he told the ' officers, over the fact that ' Reams had stayed out all night. I About five minutes after the i police arrived, a Georgia Street ambulance was on the scene. The ambulance crew pronounc- I ed Reams dead. The woman ' had shot him in the chest with a .32 (jalibre revolver.

Detectives are looking for Dora Lee Reams, sometimes I known as Dora Warren. When I la.'st seen, the 3.5. year-old wom- an was wearing a pink blouse \ and light blue skirt. She weighs between 115 and 120 lbs., ' staTnds five feet seven inches, and has three teeth missingjn , the front of her mouth.

Miller to Talk On FEP Fight

The next regular member- ship meeting of the Los An- geles branch r»' the NAACP will be held Sunday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m. at Holman Methodist Church, 3320 W. Adams blvd.

Featured speaker at the meeting will be Atty. Loren Miller, chairman of the Ex- ecutive committee and Cal- ifornia Eagle publisher. Mil- ler will discuss the fight for FEP. There will be a ques- tion and onswer period after his discussion.

A report on the coming membership compoign will be given.

Athlete-of-Year Title Goes to Raler Johnson

Spir(is G. Ponty, general chair- man oif the Southern California observiance of Brotherhood Week, will be present when the Health Club of the Westside Jewish Community Center. .5870 W. Oli'mpic Blvd., honors Rafer Johnsdn as the "Athlete, of the ■i'ear" on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 6:3p p.m.

A host of sports world cele- brities will be on hand at the annual dinner, open to the public] when Dr. Sammy Lee, last year's winner, presents the award 1 to the world, record holder, in the Decathlon.

They include Sam Baiter, ra- dio and TV sport.scaster; George T. Davis, Herald-Expre.ss Sports Editor; Larry Houston, Board of Education official and manager of the 1956 United States Olym- pic track team; and Bill Schro- eder, director of the Helms Ath- letic Foundation.

Murray Drucker is chairman of the dinner committee. Other members are Robert L. Feld- man, Robert Misrach and Al Simoni Ben Berman is chair- man Of the Health Club, and Mrs. Ben Berman is chairman of the Women's Health Club.

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from Los Angeles .schools, ac- cording to Mrs. Lillian Duffy, chairman of the affair.

In addition to Richardson, Charles H. Mathews. Rev. Har- old Kingsley and Mrs. Barbara Smith will also act as judges.

Dr. Richardson and Mrs. Mary Tinglof, candidate for Board of Education.- Office No. 2, are sponsored by the Committee for Better Schools, a cross-section of community leadership.

Rev. Maurice Dawkins. Rich- ard Cau'twright, UAW Political 'Action Director, and Sig Ary- witz. Education Director of the ILGWU. are prominent mem- bers of the Steering Committee of the Committee for Better Schools.

Two Honored

Two local residents were honored this week by the board of supervisors for 25 years of county service, according to Supervisor Kenneth Hahn.

Honored were: Joseph Gara- baldi, 2126 W. 28th .street. Los Angeles, an employee of the building services department. and Florence E. Fitzhugh. 8144 Zamora avenue, Los Angeles, a vocational nurse at the Gene- ral Hospital.




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Jealous Man

iContiriued from^Page 11 revolver. Mrs. Jones struggled with him. but the gun went off. and she was critically wounded.

When police arrived at the scene of the shooting they found the body of Jones, lying on his .stomach on the kitchen floor, bleeding from a wound in the head iust above the ear. The pi.stol was beneath him. He was dead.

They found blood also on the bed, and a trail of blood lead- ing from the bedroom to the service porch and alongside of the house. Near the bed, also, they found a black-handled spring-blade knife.

Two Women Become P. O. Supervisors

Postma.ster Otto K. Olesen thi