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Bi-Racial Commission
\0n Permanent Basis %
Asked Of Council
[Establishment of a permanent bi-racial commission and the declaration of an
Eek period for the advancement of race relations were recommended to tho
ensboro City Council yesterday.
The two proposals were among several made by a special committee of the
council appointed this month and charged with a study of present race conditions.
Recommendations of the group, composed of Roy C. Millikan, chairman, Rob-
er Bell and Roger Matthews, will be given formal attention by the council at 2: IS
p.m. Monday., ;  _  • •	
"*   Answering a request from A. W.
Sapp Jr. of June 3 that the city
bring action against the leader,
of  the National Association  for
I rttarfirtfta    Sf If al VI Yl   Ct        Advancement of Colored People,
J ii/ Vt-t/CsJ    ls_»t'M/t-€.**t/fI/fii tj,e Congress ol Racial Equality,
J a*7      _   _ a&T College and Bennett College
to   recover   damages   to   public
property   caused   during   recent
demonstrations,    the    committee
don of Negroes.|recommended that the matter be
is! Among them is the question of aiturned   over, to   City   Manager
unior Chamber of Commerce is «o nicct_ For many ycarsjGeorge Aull Jr. "lor appropriate
chcdulcd to make a recommen- ^ Jaycees have hcld thclr ev-laction."
lation to the board ol directors ery-other-week luncheon meetings    Giving details on its item on a
ext Thursday night on a pro- at the Mayfair Cafeteria, which Permanent  bi-racial  cotomisr--
rcees Studying
Negro Membership
nittee of the Greensboro] sible
osal to admit Negroes to mem- does not serve Negroes
ership. I    Another question is a place to
William S. Rouse Jr., chairman i hold  the   club's   annual   ladies'
special  committee,  said night dinner. These events have
ly that his group has had been held at the country clubs
meetings,   but  has  not and some other place will have to
:ed its recommendations. I be found if Negroes become mem
mittee, he said, is "shoot-lbcrs.
| ing" lor Thursday night.    ^ £,K-Thc directors will meet in the
Numerous questions have rJeajjHrionference room of the Chamber
.raised in connection with thi poiSfof Commerce, 225 N. Greene St.
Integration Text
Released Here
the committee suggested that the
group be composed of five white
and five Negro citizens to meet
semimonthly in June, July and
August and monthly thereafter.
Most of the committce|s statement, issued about ll[
terday, was answ|r*j|l___Mtion
from Dr. George P"^
Of tha local NAAQ
Lack Aa
The committee state«P*flist the
city ha, no authority to'pass la
requiring integration. It declared
that city facilities already are
open to all persons regardless of
rice, color or religion.
. As to Simkins' request for employment and advancement Of Negroes in city positions, the committee said It is the city manager's responsibility to employ the
best qualified people with race,
color and religion "not being
those   with j| factors involved."
The committee added. "We rec-
'*   (Continued From Page One)     lin working out these extremely
'difficult matters,  cooperation  of
boards and commissions ln  *e those who are seekinB , settle-
c''5'- . I?B     -l"        ..ment,   tolerance   _
"As for today I meeting with whom you differ.
fie owners of restaurants, motels,
hotels   theaters   taneible results I     Greensboro   must   meet   and, ognize the right of Negi
l,.e been obtained, and ground- solve *ese problems and move,|to job opportunities and reco
iv, k has been laid for further °" «° *««« 'hlnEs- | mend carefu  consideration o*
action. There was no apparent *We.|™*»r<i|«s ."f.II"'..
"The  group  will   meet   again by the Negro community to con-.    ~
>uh roe at 2 p.m. tomorrow (Fri-lduct any type of demonstration
day), and we hope that opinion last night. r
will be further solidified at thati   According to reports, most oft
time. | those present indicated that they]
"These results we can announce will   return for this afternoon',j;
at this time. As for the theaters, session,
all theaters have agreed to a plan     Meanwhile,   M.   C.   Moo
nend carelu) consideration of all
We recommend the same
consideration for promotion to all
employes regardless of race, color
or religion."
Already On Board,
Simkins had asked that the city
promote Negro policemen and hire
,I Negro  detectives.   He  stso   had
ef gradual desegregation. [spokesman    for    "the    recently, requested that Negroes be named
"As for the motel,, five motels {formed Businessmen's Committee,! ,0 "U citv boards and commis-
will sdmit all desirable custom-1reported that as of 1 p.m. yester-i|sions-
ers without regard to race, and day, "4.100 Greensboro area tax- Psi,nbM M"8t 'Ml oi pJrtai u?
the other owners and  members payers have responded favorably
cf  the   motel   association   have ]t0 our three newspaper adverti;
agreed to meet  and  to discuss ments."
risible further plans for changes{   The advertisements, which i
in their policy of service. peared Sunday, Monday and yL-
As for restaurant,, there are terday, championed the right" of
3* eating establishments in thi L businessman ..,„ „,„„„,., hj,
citv. totaling some 2.-140 seating business as he sees m... Reader
capacity. These will be open to wcre invited t0 return a coupon
all  desirable customers   without
regard to race.
The management of the large
SX-W Cafeteria in this city has
made thi, statement to me today
in a letter which doses with thi, [H
paragraph: 'If you will bring
about an atmosphere free of the [fj
threat of resumption of demonstrations, then we will review our
policies and seek that solution
which is in the best interests of
Greensboro and all concerned.'    Lay
"After the frank discussing to- HI"
day, many of the managers of IN
these local places of business j<
wanted to go back and discuss H
this matter with partners, officers;«
or perhsps management in other N
cities, and to think about thi, for R
24 hours. Hence we have recessed H
the meeting until 2 p.m. tomorrow ]n
(Friday), — for further consider- H
tion. J
"Greensboro has made significant progress In the elimination
of racial discrimination in other ™
years. I think (hey made algnifi- J
cant progress today and will con
tinue to make progress.
"But discrimination cannot be fl
eliminated entirely hy govern
mental decree, nor can it be eli- H
rninated by judicial order or mass I
demonstration. Discrimination can B
only be eliminated when men ofl
F»d win work together toward 1
1.. ldeal of e1ua' treatment.       |B
"During the past week during ,
»hich demonstrations have been P
.absent, much progress has been'9
made toward the resolution of the »
P-rtleros that have faced us. The!
u nce 0| demonstrations ha, en- !
abled those who are interested in P
«mrog these problems to bring &>T
ogether (he two sides of these,HE
■was and  (o accomplish some K
"weting of minds. M
"In my opinion, the resumption Ht
* mass demonstrations and ir- H
'"Ponsible   attempts    to    invite ['
a« arrest will seriously damage Bk
V» progress .Iready  made  and     '
llr.slT'?1 blow ,0 groundwork '
•'ready ■,_, for furtner progress, i
I>.e thoughtful citizens and fl>
h..T.1"". ? 0,is community N
cr^^y taken °* tu™ at this H
<'^E??n* *• elimination K
:,™!B™«»- Further prog- ,
^*U1 be made and must be K
"■»d Nodf ,S,U" Rot ,0 place a glj |
»th ti-» '" °le way ^ Progress j_>7
■-^j. ~? resumption of the tur- K*
ndicating their approval.
the council group listed the boards
on which there are Negro members—bousing authority, housing
commission, adjustments, library
advisory, community improvement, heating examining, library
site, planning, utilities, parka and
recreation, redevelopment, relocation advisory, by Richardson Hospital, city school,, youth activities
and Carnegie Library — 16 In all.
It added that it favored consideration of Negro reprM^tJtilo on
all the groups, but ■Pomtments
could be made only when vacancies occurred.
The committee commented that
the demonstrations have "stained
the good relations of all citizens
to i dangerous point.
Commend Police
"Our police department has per-
formed in aa excellent manner
during the demonstrations and wi
| commend them. In oar opinion
i business firms of our city have
I the right to expect the dty streets
| to remain open and the sidewalk,
to be accessible to the patrons of
their business. We feel that It li
irresponsible and against (hi tradition, and principles of the Amer-
| lean way of life to attempt to get
I arrested.
"We commend the Negro leaders of Greensboro for their spirit
V of cooperation in giving our city
JI period of quiet during recent
and request a continuance
of (his action during the imple-
I mentation of the recommendations
of our committee."
.pen   but 1 base a feeling that 'pleased
Ivitlitn a very lew weeks they will mittee.
luingford declared.  "It was aa to» want
1 excellent beginning  But it is notj   ^ nc caUed attention to the]
Ithe end." I action off "50 bus-w_smen  who
Langford noted that It ll "pby-'expre-wd quite strongly" theirl
Isically impossible lor tho** Indiv- al)proyal of tha work of th* Bi-
Jiduals to see more than I tew]racuj committee and pledged to]
I businessmen ln a two - weejtjhelp in the move against dis-l
I period." {crimination.
Langford praised the city gov-]   .-i don't think the Biracial Com]
cniment (or   to   Hand   against] ^.tee   is   going   to   rest   until
segregation,   and  said.  "I  don't]IIigh pomt u tbe type of city It
know of any other city In North ,|0Uj^t to be — m All America
.Carolina which has taken a s_n-iaty •• concluded Langford.
liter stand. They have outlawed    Rey  Mf   Joncs 5rt the ton* of
I segregation where they ha\ a the ^ mertlil^_ -i want you to know
■-ewer to control." j ^g^ , new pair of shoe,.
But  he   noted   that  "tho  city ne said. "Marching shoes "
]an't control   a   man's   private   -^    congregation    applauded
I business." I wildly. _.___* I
On  the   matter  of segregation    .-Tno t,,,,.. (or acUon Is «t hand
private establishments, Lang-iPeopie 0f color all over tho world
lid  that "theater,   aren't]nro ,.i.imnrii!): for freedom.  We
 1 must accept nothing less Uian to
tal freedom fer all men.
Also speaking last night were
Father Conrad of Chrtat the King
Roman Catholic Church; Jerry
Eave, of Olga Street, a young
ster who has taken part in many
marches and demonstrations.
Rev. A. S. Speight, and Bart
Rucker. a CORE ofliciaL
Father Conrad said be has al
ways been "proud ol High Point
land Its progressive attitudes.
| but that be is "disappointed with
the report ol the Biracinl Com
Eaves told the group the report
■mean, nothing — not nothing-
| to the young people.
"We want to enjoy all the things
'that white youth enjoy. Wi want
| to enjoy them now. We want theaters and bowling alleys and cv-
I Speight called upon the Negroes
! to resolve their differences and
Ite present a united front. "We
I must remember that the cause
I we ar* fighting for 1, much larg
er than any ol us. It is largei
than anything else we are con
Jnected with."
And he told the group, "I hav,
made a study ol how the whitman deals with   Negroes.   They
divide  us  and   turn  u,   against
I one another."
1    He declared that the report ot
[the  Biracial Committee ll "not
(worth tbe paper It Is written on."
Rucker   said   CORE IS   "not
with th* Biracial Com-1
Ite said Negroes don'V
,-rurab,." •
Demonstration Truce
Extended By Negroes
Members of the local chapter
of the Congress of Racial Equality iCORE) decided against •
i demonstration march Inst night
Irs. D. Z. Mitchell, president
tb* group, announced at al
mass meeting that tbe city can
xpect further demonstrations
Inext week If racial barriers do
[[not fall swiftly her*.
The announcement came after
WO members oi the High Point
|lirncit,l  Committee   clashed   on
,'the course of action which should
i be taken by Negroet seeking an
end lo racial discrimination
Attorney John Langford, roun-
[sel far the local CORE group.
]ld i gathering of soma 230
li.ple it St Mark M el h o (list
lunch that substantial .steps I
live been taken toward making!
igh Point completely Integrated
He recommended that no fur-
In demonstrations lie made at
resent.   He   received   leant   ap-
Rev. Edgar F. Junes, president
' the local chapter of the Nn-
pnnl Association for the Ad-'
.in eni.'iit of Colored People and
so a member nf the Biracial
nmmitlcc, took a strong oppo-
!•• stand
"Most ol thr thing, that At- will take was not outlined: how-
tornry Ijinglord tayt have beenever. Mr*. Mitchell tultl lh. gath-
oprned. were already opened bc-irring "tlieie uill bl dcnmiistra-
lore," declared Junes. |tions. nun dies   Mt ins. stand-ins.
j   Hi wit interrupted by applause whatever H takes In get tin  Job
which began modestly and swept:done "
over   the   congregation  until   ev-    Laugdud was Ihe only on* of
eryone stood, clapping loudly.     !several speakers   who   endi.i led
Aa a climax to the meeting, the action of tha Biracial Con-
Mr*. O. Z. Mitchell, president of mitts*.
CORE, declared the future plans    "We   have   leached   a   turning
ol the organization ]point In our iiiusrinent  in High
"I give you now CORE'i fu-lPoint." he said "Wr mutt re-
lure plant." she said. "We plan member that we nro not demon-
demonstrations " stinting just for th* sake ot delft.
The audience atood In * man.jonstrating "
and thr applause, was deafening. He told the group thai demon-
Police who were kerning an strut ions are lor the purpoa* of
rye on the situation, notified'creating crises which will lead to
headquarters, and off-duty mania shift of thinking on th* part of
were celled in lo prepare for a"the power structure."
march. "In High Point we wern lucky,"
There was no march, however. I he said. "Th* power ttructur.
Mrs Mitchell uid alter the meet-[readily agreed to cooperate."
ing that a mats meeting would I He noted that the report of lhe
be held Sunday night and that Biracial Committee — which
workshop* oa nonviolent icUoh called for aa Immediate end lo
would follow , segregation   with   regard to  lhe
"Wl want In meet with the Bl- City government  nnd nn em! in
racial Committee," *b* said. t "If diacrimlnatlnn on th* part of hie -
we don't get satisfaction, then I ] messes In High Point — was not
expect we will begin demonstrii- "• final report."
tions "It waa a very good report,"
The  form   new  demonstrations' i.Sre IIKMONNTRATION «a 7-R.
FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 1963
Those smiles are real. The Dr. James G. morial Methodist Church. Seated is Mrs.
Huggin family is genuinely enthusiastic Huggin. Around her are (1-r): Martha
about its reunion, made possible by Dr. Huggin, Dr. Huggin, Mrs. B. T. Collins,
Huggin's appointment to Wesley Me- and Mr. Collins.       ,„„ Ph0,o b/ okt 5„.lm,
Dr. James Huggin Family
Enjoys Varied Activities
Enterprise Staff Writer
All over the country familial
bond,  will   be  sensed   a,  Father's Day approaches, but nowhere will the spirit be caught
|vith more fervor than  in the
| family ensemble of the James
| George Huggins.
Dr. and Mrs. Huggin. who
have come from Gastonia to
High Point to occupy the Wesley Memorial Methodist parsonage on Hillcrest Dr., are joining
| their daughter and son-in-J
, Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Coliini
of 715-A Chandler. Also, theyj
will be nearer their other daughters. Martha, who it a sophomore at Greensboro College
and will be anticipating spending many weekends it her new-
High Pomt home.
Cooking and eating outdoor,,
making special floral arrange
ment,, getting the flu at the
same time in Washington, rummaging around in an antique
store, grinding fresh coffee,
singing together, relaxing at
their summer home *t L a k •
Junaluska, and traveling together are but a lew of the interest*
which the Huggins collectively
Mr*. Huggin's culinary en-
thuiiatm is echoed in her daugh-
tert' interest in cooking   Par
ticularly, the girls enjoy making (almost at much at the fellow, enjoy eating, their own
Although the girl, do not par-
kipate activity, they all enjoy
their father'! interest in his
faithful horse. Fancy Jim. Dr.
Huggin and Fancy Jim can be
seen together almost any morning at 5 o'clock. Together, they
won two blue ribbons ia a local horse show, which was sponsored by other ministers and
businessmen in Gastonia.
Dr  Huggin, who received his
D D. degree from Wofford College in Spartanburg. S. C, is a
orous   man,   intensely  dedi-
ed to all facets of fine liv-
. including the necessity of
nor. Concerning the family'i
Inion,   Dr.   Huggin   quipped,
ell.  tome minister* like a
- so much they leave their
Idren behind ... I sent mine
on ahead "
Jaycees Set
Plans For
Swim Meet
Jaycees lait night announced
final plans for the Carolina Long
I nurse-Age Group Championships
which will bl bold at tho City
Lake June 21 and S.
Chairman C. R. Overman has
tent out Invitation to ■■•■mi club*
in both North and South Carolina
and expects a record number of
entries this year, it was an
The Jayceltei (Jaycee Wives I
joined their husbands In the meeting last night dedicated tn them
Special entertainment was provided by a quartet Irom Green
Street Baptist Church.
Dean Dull announced that two
teachere irom Hut High Point
area had been selected to attend
an institute on Constitutional Democracy versus Totaharism. The
institute Will be bald It East Carolina College on July M through
Aug. 1, The Jaycees have contributed 1100 in support of this
It wa* announced that Jaycee
-Inn Westmoreland, chairman of
the Miss High Point Pageant, will
lie chairman of the Miss North
Carolina Pageant to be hcld in
Kaleigh next year.
Mist Judy Tagur, Miss High
Point, was a special guest at the
Jim Ncely announced that a
new project was being formed In
pick ihe Jaycee of the Month.
New members are Van Boylcs,
Charles Motley, BUI Ellis, t'aihs
Long, and Gary Myers. Nu .lav.
are Ed Duby, Howard Smith and
William Collier Lira,
High Point will be trotting out its prettiest girls aa
well as the warmest of welcomes when the National
AAU Swim Meet ia held here ln August. Typical is |
Ann Ward, selected as poster girl, who here holds a
copy of tbe cover which will contain a complete record
of the swim meet and will be presented lo each contestant.   ■ *l*!f„i    _
Merits Of Common Market
Cited In Club Talk Here
W. D. Stedman, Asheboro In-l for various reasons only six have mon Market countries being one
duslrialist who has made an on- become members thus far. al- of these. He also feels that we can
the scene study of the European though full membership is avail- carry on some trade across tariff
Common Market, told the Rotary able to any nation that can obtain barriers because of certain pro-
Club here yesterday of effects on unanimous approval of all those duction advantages which we pot-
American commerce and industry who are already participant*.      ]*e*s.
which be anticipates will result Th* Common Market plan, a* The fact that more than 1,500
from establishment ol the new .described by Stedman, provide* American firmr. have Invested It
European commercial-industrial-]that over a period of 12 years ali;bl!lion dollar* In European opera-
political confederation. internal barriers will be elimuia- ttons was noted at a major factor
He views tb* unification plan asjti.il. mi a tariff barrier wall be In thi* country'! effort to bold an
a cooperative undertaking on etlablithed around the combined important position ia the Common
the part of the six participating]area included In the borders of Market trade area, and Stedman
nations  to   integrate   and   unify,the member nations. Unto that there are great oppor-
thcir economic effort In * manner)   Comparing      population*,      hejtunitles   for   American   business
which may strongly affect the ceo-stated that tbe Common  Market men in Europe.
nomic future of the United State..'countries have 22 million, while'   Jack Sutherland arranged th*
The countries signatory to the that of lh* United States numbers'proRram and introduced th*
Common Market  agreement  are i:si million   Right bow, hi con- sneaker.
Belgium. France, Italy, Luxem- turned, Europe does not hav* the] Visiting Roteriant attending the
bufg. The Netherlands and West efficient production and distribu- meeting wen Max Crowder of
Germany, and there are Europe-;tion that the U. S. has, hut ite la- Thomatville Bill Davis of Head-
ant, known as Eurocrats, who bor costs are only one-third of the;ing, P» , and Sam Wiley of Jamet-
ibope that the end result will be a|ll. S.'s. town.
jUiuted State of Europe, the tpeak- Certain defensive steps wertj Other guests were John D"
ler reported. suggested which th* speaker tc-lt Itemrlck Jr. of South Bend. I ltd :
taken by American in-Jim Kerr of Greensboro and Hen
I, free trade with Com-'ry Pi-man of Black Mountain
>|   Eighteen nations, he continued.,ought bl taken by American m-jJiro K
eonceivably could hav* joined, but'doitrlaliite.               
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