Baltimore Afro American in Baltimore, Maryland
3 Jun 1961

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3 Jun 1961

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Baltimore Afro American (Newspaper) - June 03, 1961, Baltimore, Maryland Al Blue Streak edition Erica of 69th year no. 90 i. 1901 tar afro american amp tor All notarial Enrio Iuler rated in the Cunt National Idt tip Baltimore md., june 3,1961 i a a a a a a Akk i 28 pages 15 cent Freedom rider charges miss. Guard a a a a Al a la Ai -.,�?� a a a Ltd a Mill i i ii i � of receive a total of 259 seniors students at Morgan state College has been listed As candidates for graduation to receive the Bachelor of arts or Bachelor a of science degrees. An additional 22 graduates who completed the required number of credits during the summer of 1960 will participate in. Commencement exercises at the College on monday june 5, at 6 . Of the total number of candidates 153 Are from bal a � a � see graduation stories i on Page 6 timbre City and an additional 44 Are from other sections of Maryland. The remaining graduates come from sixteen other states and the District of Columbia. V among the candidate Are tem students from six foreign countries and Overmi possessions of the United states. Those states represented Are Alabama Delaware North Carolina new Jersey new York Ohio. Oklahoma Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina Texas Virginia Washington and West Virginia. Quot to the overseas areas include Bermuda Greece Liberia South Africa Virgin islands and the West indies. # t a commencement activities will begin saturday june 3, with the annual business meeting of the general alumni association in Mckeldin student Union at 1 30 . Preceding the alumni dinner in memorial refectory at 5 30 ., class reunions will by held beginning with the class of 1901 and continuing each five years through 1956 in the Quot student Union building at 3 30 . On sunday june 4, the Dean of women to reception for seniors parents faculty and friends will be held in the truth House sunken parlor Between three and 4 . The Rev. Marion c. Bascom. Sr., pastor of Douglas memorial Community Church in Baltimore will deliver the baccalaureate address in the Carl Murphy auditorium at 6 . _ commencement Day will begin at 9 30 . With a traditional breakfast for parents of graduates in memorial refectory at which the Dean of women and the staff will serve As hostesses. At 1 30 ., Reserve officers swearing a in ceremonies will be held in the Carl Murphy auditorium. President and mrs. Jenkins of the College will receive seniors parents faculty and friends at a recep Tion in the Mckeldin student Union Between 3 30 and 4 30 ass excellency j Millard Tawes governor of Maryland will deliver the commencement address in huges stadium at 6 . A dinner for recipients of honorary degrees will offi continued on Page 6 inspector Schmidt a inside a a a How Baltim oreans housing projects feature Page a barmaid convicted in illegal operation. Page 23 a 500 expected at Institute in discrimination in age h afro news writer attends a Bali. Page 23 polite head a a 53-year-old career officer who was pounding the beat in the Northern District 27 years ago was named City police commissioner wednesday. Inspector Bernard Schmidt who emerged As a front running candidate for the Post a week ago was named by gov. Tawes to succeed commissioner James m. Hepbron. The new commissioner who is in charge of the traffic division is due to take office on. September i. T in division which he Heads includes the taxicab Bureau the motorized Section the Accident investigation division school1 crossing guards and the meter maids. Inspector Schmidt organized the taxicab Bureau in 1943. There Are no coloured traffic officers in the 350 Man division headed by inst. Schmidt. There Are coloured school crossing guards and a meter maid. I a a a. In an interview with the afro on thursday the new commissioner said a of intend to protect the rights of All people of course. That to in continued on Page 2 to. Melvin c. Hutt a if year old prominent Salisbury businessman is on trial fit Federal court Here accused of conspiring to violate the narcotics Law. _ or. Hutira operator of a Salisbury botel Quot my service � Tattoo is accused of taking part in a $100,000 dope operation which allegedly stretched from the Eastern Shore of Maryland to new York City. According to Federal and state narcotics investigators the businessman and seven other persons helped grow a crop of marijuana to be disposed of in new York City. Or. Hutt has denied All connections with the alleged dope ring. Taking the stand on thursday afternoon he contended that his association with or. And mrs. George copes or. Of the 6000 Block Oxford St., Philadelphia grew out of a pending transaction to sell them his hotel or. And mrs. Copes who were charged with conspiracy have already entered guilty pleas and will take the stand As government witness is. According to state ments Given investigators by other defendants the couple masterminded the oar Cotic operation. Among those standing trial Are three new yorkers James Randolph 30, too Block w. 133rd St. Maurice w. Woolford 42, too Block Hamilton pm. William l. Sawyer 29, 300 Block w. 133rd St. Also two other persons from Salisbury Melvin c. Mutt 40, 500 Blok Delaware St., operator of the Franklin hotel. Nathaniel Doane. 46, 70 3 continued on Page 2 she walked a a Mississippi wire tapping Quot telephones Jackson miss. The belief that there is considerable a wire tapping of telephones Here was expressed last thursday by Albert Jones director of the state sovereignty commission. The question was asked by newspaper reporters Here covering the arrival arrest and trial of the 27 Freedom riders from Montgomery Ala. The reporters discovered that a number of persons Active in civil rights Are reluctant to discuss the subject continued on Page kick sians Cut on abducted Freedom rider still to fight Sumpter . A Oil to not through fighting. They made me want to fight. More. They Are not going to Stop me. Some of will have to die before we get our rights and i May As Well be one of ?� Freedom rider Herman k. Harris 21-year-old Morris College Sophomore from Englewood . Gave the afro that statement this week after four men abducted him saturday night am moved Kkt and nazi signs Over his body. Or. Moore president of the Sumter Core student Alert cabbie helps Nab murder suspect Plainfield. cab Driver Wilbur Morris played the key role Early Friday it Jfe Swift arrest of two suspects in the rape murder of two socially prominent Union county matrons. Arraigned before magistrate Warren Lynch monday on murder charges were Lorelle Parks 22, of _ u2_eineview__terr._.plaiit Field and Joseph Maxym 23, of 327 North ave., Dunellen. The murder mrs. Eleanor Ewell 51, of Westfield wife of a Mack truck company vice presi governor Tawes Bals responsibility for appointment of new an editorial the six year term of police commissioner James m. Hepbron expired june 1st. Gov. Millard Tawes has asked him to remain a in office until september 1st to orientate tis successor. As predicted the governor has promoted an inspector Bernard j., Schmidt rather Ann. An out. Sider to become . V. In 1953, governor Herbert r. Of Taconor appointed Hamilton r. Atkinson commissioner 1943-49the first to be promoted from the ranks. He � became excellent commissioner indeed. Reports Are current that. La John Biemuller canine Cor sit. Lock Humphreys hotels pickpockets and la Vincent Cavin state to attorneys office Are to be promoted to captains. A re a � this leaves room for promotions of three new lieutenants. Right now one of those mentioned for these promotions to lieutenant is coloured. A commissioner Hepbron s administrate Tion has not been a Happy one for tis. He found the police department with All promotions barred to coloured cops above the Grade of sergeant it Dent and mrs. Eleanor b. Tyson 50, of Plainfield wife of a Wall Street broker. It was or. Morris a cabbie for the Dores taxi and livery service for 18 years who gave police a description of the car used by the suspects. It was a routine night for or. Morris a world War ii Veteran and father of 12 Chil drear until he received a Call for a pickup at 1270 North ave., Plainfield at about 12 40 . Of arrival at the scene or. Morris recalled he saw mrs. Ewell and mrs. Tyson seated in a stalled White Cadillac. Mrs. Ewell to son James had placed the Call for the cab when the 1961 Auto stalled while he was at the wheel. A or. Morris said he was attempting to get the car started when another vehicle drove up. He said one of the two men got out of the car and said a a pm a Mechanic. Maybe i can help ?� i $ $ chapter travelled with the original v Freedom riders from Sumter to new Orleans and was beaten at Birmingham Ala. The student told the afro a i had gone to the president to Home where i had noticed a Light and. Was headed to the store for some soap. A car that had passed me earlier on the Campus pulled along Side me. A someone put something Over my head. And pressed something in my left Side. They threatened to castrate me. They said they were doing it a because you been making ail the ?t a Othey drove around about to or 15 minutes after forcing me into the car. Then they stopped and started beating my. They knocked my to the ground. A Othey started carving something on me from my thighs up to my neck which they said was a map that i could a synd find them with. A other Cut Fourki to and a Cross on nay right leg and Threeks to and a Cross on my left leg. A Othey made me put out my arms and they carved nazi signs on them. A fall the time they a top cursing and. Using All the names just like the ones who attacked us in Alabama Ile said he was so nervous during the ordeal some of the things did not Hurt. I a a a before they. Slopped they Cut off my Eye lashes Side burns1 and Mustache and tried to shave my ?� Harris said they finally brought him Back to the rear of Hie Campus and put him out with an order to run and a warning that if he looked Back he would be shot. Harris said he ran. He was treated by or. W. S. Dullman or. And two other coloured physicians. # at mid week or. Harris said he Felt a pretty goad except for being pretty ?� he said he was More dedicated to the fight now than before. Meanwhile in Charleston ., the Rev. I. Dequincy Newman state a act president said hic Justice department had been asked to look into the matter. By Samuel Hoskins afro staff correspondent Jackson miss. A a 90-Pound girl Freedom rider told a press conference late wednesday afternoon she was slapped twice by a 200-Pound Hinds county official because she failed to say �??� % miss Jean Catherine Thompson 19, of new Orleans made the charge against Max Thomas prison superintendent after being bailed out of the county jail where she-and-18-other Freedom riders had been since tuesday. They spent a Day at the farm in Raymond but were returned to the county jail Here after the Fri started investigating reports Ai brutality of die term. Mins Thomas said she had been questioned twice by Fri agents. She told news reporters she was slapped monday morning As she was being a checked ?� a of was sitting on a Stool. Max Thomas asked my if i a bad a a venereal disease. I told him no. He slapped me twice first on the left Side of the face and then on the right. I fell Over almost of the Stool a the girl said. She stated Thatcher he. Re � heated the question she answered a Ono sir and was not slapped again. The words for action afro classified ads it. To get things done in a hurry Call my. 5-6015 earlier the superintendent bad instructed the Freedom riders to say a Oyes sir and a Ono sir to All prison officials miss Thompson declared. Asked Why she answered Quot no sir instead of a Ono a she said that she did not want to be struck again. Thomas could not be reached at the farm. An aide who identified himself As Reese Hopson said he knew nothing of the incident but a of think that it to All wrong ?� the girl Freedom rider also stated that two More Freedom ? Rev. C. T. Vivian and Henry Thomas 19. Of Elton. Fla., a student at Howard University also were beaten. A of saw Vivian All bloody and a Cut on the right Side of his ?� miss Thompson declared. The minister was treated by the prison physician. � a it. Although the prison i superintendent refused to confirm or deny the report that a guard struck the minister several times for fail continued on Page 2 the cabbie said when the Man got the car started he walked Over to his taxi to Call night dispatcher John Davis to order a second cab and report . Was drive Del. Methodists vote to integrate action up to d.c., . Conferences the All coloured Balli and North Carolina Confer the Baltimore arca in More area of the methodist fences was recommended by i eludes in us a Jurch Mem Church is Likely to become the first unit of the denomination to integrate by transferring in Masse to one of the five geographical jurisdictions. Str Terv amps Tian social concerns. Against segregation the Washington con As practice by their Church Fern acc meets at Morgan the it it Rcv. Edgar a love is presiding Bishop of at the close of his term of office that disc rim ing mrs. Weeti Home. J a nation still exists. A a a a to understand the history of the Baltimore police department better afro readers should recall that a r u police commissioner Charles d. Gaither 1920-37 told the afro coloured applicants would. In glued to Page z ,. A of noticed the car moving a to said or. Morris a and ran Over of Newt to Tell him Holmin Giyu to to Transfer to to Stop. He had the two worn White northeastern eco ,carvaj5 of a jurisdiction which Admonis re out like a bit out of the ter Churchel in the East Devil. F.01ld Are. Or. Morris said when he t continued on Page state College in Baltimore. M,. June 7 la. And the . Aroa re officiated at. First step toward in Church Charlotte _ june. The � Delaware conference. Hegrat Luh was taken last 14-18 _ meeting at Philadelphia s week at the Delaware con v tin lev Temple which was Ference meeting in poll act i s1nck my. When the ministerial Pula. Delegates voted Over methodist churches were urn attended a Tau ministerial fled there has been Strong and toy delegates objection to the policy which j a limited coloured members Toj asked to predict Wyeth the Jim Crow Central Juris the Washington and . Diction but assigned All oth j q inferences me Tnger members to jurisdictions oaf a geographical basis. Pc nth used on

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