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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - November 12, 1970, Florence, South CarolinaCivil right gadfly viewed conscience of Community Burt Tiitu thursday november 12, 1970 15-a St. Louis a each Norng Percy Green 34, dons Black sweatshirt with the ords action guerrilla on the front combat ots Black Beret and fatigue jacket with f be general s stars the Epa lets. He bids his wife and son Good Bye and sets off for work from a their apartment in an integrated in Midtown St. I Louis. Many St. Louis ans especially j Whites see him As a Law break Jing demonstrator and agitator who knows no Lim t. To Many i others especially Blacks he is a j constant Check on police and i employers and a conscience of j the i m a Black humane revolutionary. The news Media Hung i the world militant on he i sayd from behind dark Sun glasses As if he objects we re i he says of his i Small biracial group. But it s a ule in change that some Laws i have to be broken. When you sex Hawist plan a you move on to Jsn action Headquarters is in North St. Louis a group of in key Wipt second floor rooms the Walls of which Are covered with pictures of Black leaders. There Are crude charts bearing the names of Large employers and unions and How Many negroes they have. He formed action in 1964, calling it action committee to improve opportunities for Honda mini trails and motorcycles Lay away now Cannon s Cycle Center negroes. The group now has More than two dozen Active members. The stated goals bet Ter jobs for negro men human izing the police department making changes in a White oriented value system. That first year Green and a White companion climbed one leg of the uncompleted Gateway Arch to protest what they said was a Lack of negroes on the Job. They stayed up four hours before being hauled away by police. The president s committee on equal employment Opportunity sent som people Geniell said and it was. Decided that on the very next con tract we would require a written statement of affirmative action in the hiring of minority work ers. Percy s climbing of the Arch triggered Zenfell said soon the pre award concept was used on other Federal con tracts in St. Louis. It established a precedent for the rest of the Zenfell is now the labor department s regional coordinator for Federal contract compliance. Green has been arrested the past several years for trying to disrupt the annual veiled pro Phet Parade traditional Kickoff of the fall social season. He has been charged for lying Down in front of Parade floats and in 1969 for dropping tacks along the Parade route through negro areas of St. Louis. Action called the Parade racist because it featured a White Queen of love and Beauty on a float along with her court of debutantes. The Parade has changed in character each year since the action protest began in 1965. A spokesman said the demonstrations in no Way influenced the changes that they were made in order to give the Parade broader representation and return it to the Mer it now is called a civic Parade. The route was changed to have the Parade finish in an integrated neighbourhood. And to is no longer connected with the veiled Prophet Ball. The Ball is a private affair. But because it is held at the Public Kiel auditorium action s Black Queen of human Justice tries to crash it each year and gets arrested. Green himself takes credit for the changes the facts speak for themselves. St. Louis police View Green net so much a threat As a Nui Sance. While they know he is nonviolent and has less than two dozen Active members both White and Black intelligence unit detectives keep close tabs on him. A police Captain described h m As a Man whose methods Are often childish and asinine but whom i be never known to be police records show Green has been arrested about two dozen times nearly All in connection with . He s never been convicted of anything More serious than a City ordnance violations. Al though his fines have exceeded he Syas he has Only spent five Days in jail. His wife Betti works part time As a nurse does free Lance writ ing and helps prepare action news releases. She Heads the police committee the main goal of which is to get the police department to set a firearms policy allowing of fliers to shoot Only at suspects in defense of their that of r. Citizen. Action s latest target is the commercialism of Christmas. Green Calls the White Santa Claus a racist instrument that keeps negroes in debt. I m not going to teach my son to believe in a White Santa Claus. We have to Start tearing Down this whole concept of lies and he said. Penneys finest All weather Coats reduced 15% thru saturday All our better men s All weather Coats Are on Sale thru saturday. As sorted colors and plaids in current fashion styles. Regular to reduced hurry in to Penneys. If Sale s34 Reg. Men s fancy pattern All weather coat of features Brand fabric protector to resist stains and water. Zip lined. Assorted plaids. Washington a the first National Bank if washing on announced wednesday a one Quarter per cent reduction n its prime lending rate. It was the first Bank in the a Ion to report such action follow no a similar Cut announced tuesday in the Federal Reserve Board s discount rate. The largest in Washington with about Mil civil rights gadfly Percy Green whose paramilitary garb Marks him As the head of St. Louis action civil rights group testifies before a hearing of the u. S. Commission on civil rights earlier this year. Green himself a humane Black and disavows Capitol Bonk cuts lending rate fear for lives of 2 men ascending Peak Yosemite National i Park Calif. A concern was expressed wednesday for two mountaineers attempting to climb an unconquered route up High Al Capitan a giant Monolith overlooking Yos emite Valley. The climbers Are in their 20th Day on the face of the Wall of morning so named be cause it gets the first morning Sun. The route is the last major one not yet climbed in the Park. Through Friday the spokesman Dave Hanna said. They plan to live Over the weekend on a few Candy bars and some beef Jerky saved for an emergency he said. Climbers on the Valley floor expressed concern a Rescue at tempt May have to be made. Harding was on the team that first conquered Al Capitan in 1958. They re in their 20th Day and that s the longest time anybody a spokesman in Contact by has Ever been on the bullhorn during the morning Hanna said with the climbers said Dean the climbers at Caldwell of Portland ore., and j the level. Since slur Warren Harding of sacrament Day the two have made Only to Calif., indicated they 200 feet after being to make the Summit tuesday j stopped by a four Day rain they Only have food to last i lion in it is trim Ming its prime rate to 7% per cent from per cent effective thursday. The prime rate is the interest rate Banks charge to their larg jest and most credit worthy Bor rowers. About ?5 million of the ?65 million of first National s out standing Loans Are at the prime rate. First National is a member Bank of financial general Bank shares which has 25 Banks in seven states and the District of Columbia. A first National spokesman emphasized however that the Banks operate autonomously and its action did not mean that other financial general Banks would Cut their rates. Apple special Sale to clean out cold storage starting stay Anand Bushel improved Stayman Box red delicious a few Bushel Box Golden delicious Bushel Box per Box Golden delicious and Stayman in bags. La. Bags or la. Bags open week Days . P. M. Ridgeview farms pack House Hwy. 151 3 Miles South of Mcbee s. C. V. It is not unusual to find Many policies being sold on Price alone with benefits being woefully inadequate. Sen. James p. Harrelson chairman sen. Frank c. Owens m. Sen. Earle e. Morrisjr. Rep. Ernest v. Carter. Vim chairman rep. Julian a. Reynolds rep. Mac v. Patterson William Faiia gubernatorial appoint a the committee finds that inadequate commercial insurance makes hospitals increase their charges As compensation for underpayments. Let s boost benefits Cut costs in the latest year reported by the department of insurance of South Carolina the claims paid by All the commercial Accident and health insurance companies doing business in this state were Only 64.184% of the premiums they collected. Perhaps they have done some better since then. Perhaps not. In the 12 months prior to april 1970, Blue Cross of South Carolina returned 97.125% of subscribers dues in payment for hospitalization and other institutional care. Blue shield of South Carolina returned 85.158% in payment services. The operating expenses of Blue Cross Blue shield of South Carolina Are incurred solely for expansion of coverage and benefits Cost control in health care taxes and management and maintenance of reserves for Protection of More than necessary to get the Best care for most people at least Cost. There Are or by now even More agents licensed by the state of South Carolina to sell Accident and health insurance of one kind or another. Of them fewer than 100 constitute the Blue Cross Blue shield Field enrolment staff. Members of the Board of directors of Blue Cross of South Carolina and of the Board of directors of Blue shield of South Carolina Are elected to give equal representation to the Hospital nursing Home and pharmacy Industry to the medical profession and to the consumer Public. All serve without pay. They Don t even get Blue Cross Blue shield membership without paying their own dues. Directors Blue Cross of South Carolina Franks. Adams Dupont. Savannah River Charles c. Boone administrator Spartanburg general Hospital William h. Bom Hospital system g. A. Buchanan Dean ret . School of journalism col. Robert Clark administrator Georgetown county memorial Hospital col. Charles g. Cooper administrator Laurens District Hospital James m. Daniel Columbia Doerer. M. D., Columbia John m. Fleming m. h. S. Gilmore m. 0., Nichols John w. Hash Opont Camden a. C. Hutton. Jr., m. 0., Beaufort . Charleston j. Hal Jameson m. 0., Eatley John h. Lumpkin chairman of the Board s. C. National Bank column it Fay a. Marsh s. C. Communications workers of America. Columbia Joseph g. Mccracken pm. D., superintendent school District 7, Start Asburl m. L. Meadon attorney Florence a. Morris pm. 0., . Commissioner of higher education Brett Nicholson administrator Beaufort memorial Hospital a. P. Nisbet admin Nator. Self memorial Hospital Greenwood Henry Swage jr., attorney Camden it. Rev. Monsignor g. U. Smith diocesan of hospitals Aiken j l. W. Stonebrumer m. 0., Greenville Robert e. Toomey director Greenville Hospital system w. F. Turner a d., Greenwood Nathaniel g. John k. Webb m. 0., Greenville Rev. J. Kenneth Webb superintendent l Owman Home directors Blue shield of South Carolina Frank s. Adams Dupont Savannah Filver William r. Bruce Sefelt Bruot and company. G. A. Buchanan chairman of Board of Blue Joseph p. Chin m. 0. Mullins Walter t. Cox Dean of Studant Leimon University Adair Cowley vice president. Sou it Caroline Natl Wsul John Gilland. My. Convey Aba Robert e. Graham mayor of Sumter Harold p. Hope m. Union w. Linin. Reeves Brothers int., w. Stanford Jamas m. A. Orange bunk j j. Emhv Louie p. Jervey m. 0., Charleston a. Liard Josey m. D., Columbia Samuel g. Lowe jr., m. D., Rock Hill Malcolm l. Marion m. D., Chester m. L. Meadon attorney Florence n. Miller. Raymond Pridgen attorney. Mullins w. West Simmons m. D., Greenville Wendell h. Tiller m. D., spot Burl Blue Cross Blueshield v Mim this it fourth of Hariu of Public the Type of contract wry that but a tilth an for

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