Baltimore Afro American in Baltimore, Maryland
24 Jun 1961

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24 Jun 1961

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Baltimore Afro American (Newspaper) - June 24, 1961, Baltimore, Maryland Judge quits grand jurors group a a a see Story la column i Blue Streak edition Erica 69th year. No. 96 met by afro american of. Tor in us Tori Yam Xci by. Pro loudly printed in the current in Dooal edition Baltimore md., june 24, 1961 kick 15 cents death Case inside r. I i crackdown judge a a a a % quits raps by George w. Collins a when they turned Down Jim pair i had enough. I sent in my resignation the next Day. Criminal court judge Joseph l. Carter gave this a reason for resigning his honorary membership in the grand jurors association last week. Judge Carter took the action june 15, one Day after the All White group of former grand jurors threw oat membership applications from two coloured person Why have served on past panels a by a vote of 28 to 23, the croup refused to admit or. James a pair and Earl Koger sr., insurance executive. Judge Carter along with 14 other judges on the supreme Bench was an honorary member of the Organ ration. Commenting on his a � Hon. Judge Carter said a a i thought after the other episode they had changed their minds on the matter. But Here we have the same thing All Over again. A Oil the had ?t. The a other episode Quot refers to the association to refusal to admit a school principal Clarence j. Roberts earlier this year. As a result of that action 12 of the judges headed by chief judge Emory h. Niles � condemned the association and a urged the group to adopt an open policy. Al that time judges Carter s. Ralph Warnken and Michael j. Manley did not sign the letter of condemnation. They failed to sign the let Etter it was explained not because of personal feelings in the matter but because they believed supreme Bench judges should not inject themselves in the internal affairs of a private organization. Judges Carter and Manley stated no former grand juror should be denied membership because of color. Judge Carter appointed John l. Berry Foreman of the present grand jury. It marked the first time in the history of Maryland that a coloured citizen is headed the 23-member panel. As of late thursday. Judge Carter was the Only judge to react to the latest act of segregation on the part of the All White group. T it a during the storm of protest following the Roberts rejection. Hyman a. Pressman fiery attorney called on supreme Bench judges to resign from the group trial declaring the association to latest act in effect a of else Tho judges to jump in the Lake a also said the judges should resign. Mrs. Helen Janne president of the juror association refused comment on judge Carteret action. However the president said the close vote indicated that Progress is being made. A of am pleased it was so close a she said adding a before one fourth of the membership was against it continued on Page 2 new principals t # a a Harlem Park residents warned on re a a pairing Homes Page 32 a a Church that offers its congregation a needed service seven Days a week Fea Ture Page. � Ltd Hagerstown Playa a Host to once snubbed african Diplomat Page 32. A a sunglass to Bandit sentenced to 40 years Page 16. A 2,000 expected at elks convention Page 16. A More graduation photos and stories. A Page 7. A sports pages 14-15 society pages 9-12 theatres and Nite clubs pages 18-21. In capital Reeves gets nod had known to top City Job a i at its final meeting of the current school year thursday school Board commissioners approved the promotion or Transfer of 46 More teachers. Last week the Board announced 96 promotions and transfers. New appointments include two new principals Lour vice princ Licals la special in a a to to tors at Booker t. Washington High a june 1961, class Honor students Are left to right miss Joan Sessoms whose average was 90.65 for. Three years miss Patricia Scott Sali Tatorian with an average of 90.84 for three years and Charles Dugger valedictorian with a 92.97 average. Or. Dugger completed the three year course in two Yean under the accelerated program. He will enter City College in the fall. Miss Senora will go to and affix Scott to Forest Park High. Story inside. Photo by Merritt a police jail 14 the death of a four year old boy who ate rat Poison has resulted in a crackdown on a unsanitary conditions in the 2300 Block of e. Preston St. Twenty a one health department a nuisance notices were issued tuesday following the death of Otis Watford or. Of 2313 e. Preston St. The notice pertained to a Ovar Ioui violation a from dilapidated Temh containers to rat infestation. Northeastern District police said the area will be re inspected and housing court summonses will be issued to those persons who have not complied with the clean. A up order. 4 0 4 these Are the events that led to the clean up Cam when the former a act. Pain. Attorney who seconded�5 the Walford youth his 3 Kennedy to nomination f o r Washington Frank d. Reeves a made history wednesday when he became the first coloured nominee to the Post of District commissioner. President Kennedy sent the name of the 45-year-old White House aide to the Senate for confirmation. If the nomination is confirmed or. Reeves will probably be sworn in july i replacing Robert e. Mclaughlin whose term expires june 30. Or. Reeves refused to confirm or deny to the reports. However or. Reeves much in demand att platform guest at various functions has been known to oui publicly about the dilemma maxing veiled hints to his predicament. A Osome people want to know what my Job is or what i am going to do a or. Reeves told one group re continued on Page 2 the nomination ends speculation concerning or. Reeves to future which began when the White House was expected to name him to succeed another District commissioner on january 30 but nominated Walter Tobriner instead. Riders its three unit Heads four department Heads 13 demonstration teachers seven senior teachers and a special department head. Among the major changes Are vice principalship at Douglass and Dunbar senior High schools. Mrs. Edna Campbell vice principal at Douglass has been appointed principal of Carrollton Junior High school no. 183, Carrollton and Lafayette aves. She succeeds Milton r. Branson who earlier this year was picked to head the Lombard Junior High school. Miss Essie Hughes special assistant at Clifton Park Junior High will be the new vice principal at Douglass. Jackson miss. Nipa a a fourteen More Freedom riders were arrested Here tuesday bringing to 131 the total number of persons arrested on breach of peace charges for denying Quot illegal racial a segregation regulations in bus and Railroad waiting rooms. Those arrested included seven White men. Four White women two coloured men filling the vice principals at Dunbar at the beginning of the next term will be Clarence Blount. He leaves his Post is special assistant at William Lem Mel Junior High. In moving Over to Dunbar or. Blount fills the vacancy created by the Transfer of Cyrus Marshall jr., Juho becomes vice principal at Lem Mel. The other new principal is Edward Goldsmith vice principal at Pamlico Junior High no. 222. He a Linead the same school As of sept. I. Mrttt2fwa Richard Doak Hami ton Mittian which practices Junior hi8h sp131 assist to Facia segregation or. A a it he Pressman declared. Continued on Page 22 last week an afro Edi riders get Gate at Tenn. State Nashville. 14 Tennessee state University students Juve been placed on Quot probation because of their participation in the a Freedom rides demonstrations in Mississippi. In this Case the action taken by University authorities Means the students will not be permitted to re enter the institution continue their work or enrol in the graduate school. Prior to the action by the disciplinary committee however authorities had planned to drop four of the 14 because of academic failure and to place three others on probation. The students were placed on probation under a policy adopted last year by the % and one coloured woman. All were californians who came Here from new Orleans on the a Illinois Central train City of new Orleans. Among those in the group was the Rev. Grant Muse. 40. Vicar of an episcopal Church in Berkeley. The others were described Asia schools. The Rev or. Students in a various Califon Muse said he look the trip a because i have been preaching against Iii Jed i think this is ?� it a a a the arrests were made quietly in a a White Quot waiting Rooni in the Illinois Central station. All Mem hers of the group walked in to the waiting room upon leaving the train. They ignored an order to move on Given by police Cape. J. K. Which provides dismissal of any students who is arrested and convicted of charges involving misconduct. Ken Yeffa Calls for Independence in 61 Nairobi. Kenya Nipa a Jomo Kenyatta Kenya to most a powerful african though his movements Are restricted thursday instructed the leaders of the two major african parties a Oto press for Independence. Ii ii this year. Rail. 1 Quot you heard my order did no to you a Ray demanded. Quot i heard it a one of the riders replied. Asked if he was going to obey the rider said a Ono in to ?� authorities said about 30 persons mostly women Are confined in the Hinds county jail Here working out fines imposed for similar Defiance continued on Page 2 year old brother Aundrey and 5-year-old sister Diane Marie became critically ill tuesday night and were taken to St. Joseph to Hospital by their parents. Otis or. Was pronounced dead on arrival at the Hospi tat at 5 27 . By or. A drum mar Soochin. For almost 14 Houri his brother and sister remained on the critical list. The condition of Aundrey and Diane Marie Bas improved since then. In a new development wednesday night 2 year old Bobby Watford was taken to St. Joseph to. Relatives told to afro the boy was held tor observation after he became president at the democratic convention was sidetracked for the Post of commissioner he was appointed a member of the White House staff. A a 4 a though rumours persisted that the White House Post was an interim position i Frank d. Reeves query Mother of i in two Home fires continued on Page 22 a act hails president for feeding tent City ten leaders in Kenya to two. A a a most powerful unions flew to state Board of education hit Araral for Day Long t a i k s us third or Viane i .2aft. Or with Kenyatta. On their return they issued a statement making Kenyatta a wishes known. New York the a act impressed gratification upon he announcement this week hat president John f. Ken Nedy had author tried ship ment of surplus food to members of Quot tent City in Haywood and Fayette counts Tenn. Or. Kennedy to authorize Ion to Send food to the violins of economic pressure came in a letter to agriculture Secretary Orville Freeman it the chief executive to action in Large part grows out of a series of a act moves dating Back to March. 1960. When John Brooks director of water registration investigated economic reprisals growing out of efforts of coloured citizens in the counties to Register and vote. In order to take affirmative Steps to end the pressures in the counties Tho a act called together in nyc on january la representatives of several organizations. The organizations agreed to work together to coordinate Relief activities and to work out a Long Range solution to alleviate the emergency. Memphis a act president Jesse Turner. Was named chairman of the National committee on Aid to Fayette and Haywood counties and on behalf of this group wired president Kennedy asking that he declare a. Wood and Fayette counties Quot Eraser Gunc cd i s t r e s s e d ?� grand jurors unit called Park Plaza dinner club to a Mother of eight children was being held for observation 1 thursday after fires were set at her House and that of her Mother. Police picked up the 29. Year old woman after the arson squad investigated fires in the 200 Block Ware St. And the 300 Block w. 22nd St. Her in Ages from three months to to years told police Oil was i poured on the floor and fires started on the first and second floors of the House. In according to fire investigator George Powell the woman then went around the Corner to her Mother to Home in the 300 Block w. 22nd St. Where a fire was started and confined to the front room. No one was in the second House at the time of the Blaze. Firemen also held damage at the Ware St. House to a minimum. Neighbors who witnessed the incident told the afro the Mother had said nobody knew where Ware St. Was and she was going to show them. of the woman to four daughters said they All fled when their Mother began pouring Oil on the floor. Northern District police said the woman has a record of mental illness having Boen confined in hospitals in Maryland and new York. _ a neighbor is caring for the children. Liberian officials to visit what Type organization is the grand a jurors association % it is a Well organized group working for the elimination of injustice in the Community or is it merely a social group trading off the prestige of the supreme Bench. As some critics have charged a x � a 4 4 a seeking answers reporter queried persons closest to the organization a the supreme Bench the a roup to president and members. No one including the president. Mrs. Helen Janne could remember a single major contribution the organization has made tit the past to years. As explained by. Mrs. Janne. Tile purpose of the group is tto follow through on recommendations of past grand juries. This includes offering suggestions tto the supreme Bench or the legislature to Correct unhealthy situations uncovered while sitting on the grand jury. Quot we the made no recommendations to either ?� mrs. Janna declared when asked if any Al the group s suggestions have been adopted by either of the agencies. A a # asked if her group is really a social organization living off its unofficial connection with the supreme Bench the president Quot said Quot i done to think to that to a fair statement. We do quite a few ?� a however mrs. Jann con eded the association stages numerous dinners banquets outings and other social affairs. She said the group was instrumental in the creation of the municipal court system. Mrs. Donald Thompson a Leader in the fight to break Down color barriers in die association rebutted mrs. Janne s claim on this Point. A Quot sure the association was on the municipal court .commission., but it did no to do a thing it was just ther and said it is also on the criminal Justice commission. Quot but it does t do anything there either a she added. A right now a she continued a reports Are circulating that the association will lose its membership on this segregated membership a i that s All. Quot you can ask or. Bregel Howard c., who a. Chain. Man of the commission Quot a mrs. Thompson who described the association As the Quot Park Plaza dinner club a it j John g. Cookey chairman of the sex jurors executive committee declined to comment on the group s contributions or Lack of same however he agreed there Are reports it will lose its membership on the Csc the criminal Justice commission a red Feather. Agency has. An integrated membership. It also reserves two positions on its membership Roll. For former grand jurors. Judge Emory la. Niles. Chief judge of the supreme Bench Wottke shh Otto in pm log recall any recommendations the association has submitted to the Bench. Two other judges however told the afro they. Could not remember any suggestions. The vice president of Liberia. William r. Tolbert jr., and four other lop officials of the african Republic will make an unofficial visit to Morgan Stata College saturday. Other officers Iii the party will include Secretary of Commerce Anil agriculture Stephen Tolbert Secretary of finance Charles Sherman Secretary of Public works Abd utilities m. Boa you. And the mayor of Monrovia. A amp Han Ross who will be accompanied by mrs. Ross. Several members of i ii e liberian embassy staff in Washington. Will accompany the visiting delegation. Morgan president or. Martin p. Jenkins and mrs. Jenkins will be hosts to the liberian delegation Winch is expected to arrive at the College at la . The party will be received at the Home of ?t Abd mrs. Jenkins. Need help maid or Mechanic clerk or Carpenter a a afro classified and will reach just the person you need. Phone my. 5-6015

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